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Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Today I'm playing along with the very fun Coffee Lovers blog hop.
There are going to be TONS of fun prizes too - 
including a $15 store credit from us at Newton's Nook Designs! 
You can head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog for more details on how to play along! 

Here's what I created:

 Cat card with Coffee by Jennifer Jackson for Coffee Lovers Blog hop | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

I thought I'd use our fun Love à la Carte Set since it has an image of a Coffee Cup with some sugar - but I really wanted to use a kitty too so I pulled out the simple cat image from Newton's Antics! I stamped and colored the kitty image directly onto the cardstock but I used a scrap piece to color the coffee image and then I fussy cut it out. I thought that I would want to put the cup in front of the cat but I ended up putting the cut next to him instead and adding some washi tape.  It kind of looks like a diner table, don't you think? Then I grabbed the "loves mew" sentiment from the Newton's Antics stamp set and added it curved above the coffee.

True story - our real kitty, Newton, DOES LOVE COFFEE! I can't leave it unguarded or he will come stick his paw into the mug and then lick it! Silly kitty!

Cat card with Coffee by Jennifer Jackson for Coffee Lovers Blog hop | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Hope you enjoyed this coffee card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lover's Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along  -- There are a TON of prizes, including one from us at Newton's Nook Designs!  





Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sparkly Thinking of You card by Danielle Pandeline!

Sparkly Thinking of You card by Danielle Pandeline! Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Sparkly Spring Florals! 

This lovely sparkly spring card by Danielle was just what I needed this week! It's been so cold and dreary here and this reminds me that spring is just around the corner! Danielle used the teeny tiny flowers and leaves from the Versatile Vases stamp set to create this adorable little card! I love the addition of the brads in the centers for the pink flowers! I have a such a huge collection of brads and hardly ever remember to use them! !The cute little "thinking of you" sentiment is also from the Versatile Vases stamp set.

Thanks so much Danielle for making us think of spring today! Make sure you head over to Danielle's blog, GirlRacerScrap to see more of her work and say hello! 


Enter our Inky Paws challenge  #18
Use Just One Layer!

Don't forget to check our current inky Paws Challenge. All you need to do is create a card or project with a JUST ONE LAYER using NND products! 

The winners of this challenge will get a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this post.

If you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still play along - just download and use one of the digital freebies on our freebies page.







Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hi Newton! Card by Jess Moyer

Cat looking through Window Card by Jess Moyer | Newton's Nook Designs Stamps

Newton wishing for spring...

This card by Jess Moyer is quite fitting. Right now in cold Wisconsin, the REAL Newton is getting very stir crazy and wanted to have the windows open so he can hear the birds and get fresh air but it's just too cold. I imagine the stamped Newton on this card is feeling the same way - he wants to go outside and see that birdie! 

For this card Jess used the kitty from the Naughty Newton stamp set and the birdie outside is from Campfire Tails  and the clouds and "hi" sentiment are from Hanging Around

Here's a video Jess created- check it out to see how to make this card:



Make sure to visit Jess at her blog, Jess Crafts  - and you can also follow her Jess Crafts youtube channel to see more fun videos!






Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I Love You from A to (rainbow) Zebra by Crafty Math-Chick

I Love You from A to (rainbow!) Zebra by Crafty Math-Chick | Wild About Zoo Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs!

Rainbow Stripes!

Today I'm sharing this fun and whimsical rainbow Zebra card by Crafty Math-Chick! The zebra in our Wild About Zoo stamp set made her think of  "Fruit Stripe" gum - do you remember that gum? I do - it had the cutest colored stripes on the pieces! She was inspired to make a zebra with colored stripes like on the gum packet! What a fun idea!

She inspired me to look up the ad - I totally remember this one - anyone else?




Thanks, Crafty Math-Chick for the fun rainbow card today!
To see more details and other projects, you can visit her blog, Canines & Card Designs.


Jennifer's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop Winners!

Hello!

Samantha here, and I'm just popping in to share the winners from Jennifer's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!!
We were originally going to have only 1 winner, but I decided that everyone was SOOO loving and left such lovely birthday comments, and we should continue the celebration with two winners!! :)

Our winners are:

Sally!


and

SuprFoxDesigns!


Winners - please contact me at: samanthamann11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this day special for Jennifer! She is so wonderful and kind and deserved every happy comment!
~Samantha

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sorry Card by Guest Designer Angel Rivera

Guest Designer Angel Rivera | Newton's Nook Designs

Sorry! Kitty Card 

Today I'm sharing a fun card by our special Guest Angel Rivera! Angel decided to play along with our Inky Paws Challenge and created this cute ONE LAYER card using the kitty from the Naughty Newton Stamp Set.  I love the coloring of the white kitty on the Kraft colored card stock - what a fun look. And the fun scored lines give some nice dimension to a one-layered card! 

Sorry Card by Guest Designer Angel Rivera | Naughty Newton Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Thanks so much to Angel for the fun inspiration! We really enjoyed having you as our guest this month!  Don't forget that you can always go over to Angel's blog, Angel's Creative World to see more of her work! 


Enter our Inky Paws challenge  #18
Use Just One Layer!

Our newest challenge just started up so make sure you head over and check it out! All you need to do is create a card or project with a JUST ONE LAYER using NND products! 

The winners of this challenge will get a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this post.

If you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still play along - just download and use one of the digital freebies on our freebies page.





Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Have you heard of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge? For each challenge they post a YUMMY cupcake photo and color combo for inspiration! Everybody likes cupcakes, right?

The current challenge going up today features this adorable image:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #299 - Cute Critters

We're sponsoring this challenge so If you head over to their blog and play along you have a chance to win a $20 store credit to our store at newtonsnookdesigns.com! How awesome is that?

Of course I had to play along -- here's the card I created. I was inspired by the cupcakes with the zoo animals and took out the Wild About Zoo set. I wanted to mimic the cupcake designs so I stamped the lion, zebra and elephant and punched out just their faces with a circle punch. I colored them with copics and then found coordinating papers to frame them up like on the cupcakes in the photo! I added the "wild about you" sentiment from the Wild Child  sentiment in a circle too!

Wild about you - Zoo animals card for Cupcake challenge by Jennifer Jackson | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

To finish it off I added a strip of yellow paper embossed with a polka dot embossing folder in the big shot and some pink and white bakers twine. I love how this turned out! So fun!

Wild about you - Zoo animals card for Cupcake challenge by Jennifer Jackson | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Make sure you pop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see more fun today. We have several other NND Design Team members featured as "Guest Sweeties" for this challenge and a bunch of the regular "Sweeties" (that's what they call their Design Team -- cute, right?) are featuring Newton's Nook Designs stamps too!





Friday, February 20, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #18 - Just ONE Layer!

This month's challenge is to a Create a project using just ONE layer!

 Inky Paws Challenge #18 - Just one Layer | Newton's Nook Designs
Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday, March 6th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, March 9th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 

  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item).
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp - check out our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as Flickr Pinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC18).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the InLinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
  • TIP: Please make sure your photo in focus  - We can't pick you as a winner if we can't see your card clearly because your photo is blurry! 

Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members decided to play along - Scroll down to see how they added hearts into their projects and then enter your project at the bottom of the post! Read the description below each card to see who made it!

One Layer Kitty card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton's Daydream stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This adorable one-layered scene was created by Yukari Yoshioka. She used our Newton's Daydream stamp set.
Tickled Pink Flamingos |  One layer card by Samantha Mann | Flirty Flamingos Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
I love the fun way Samantha repeated the words over and over around the flamingos from the Flirty Flamingos stamp set! So fun!
Strawberry One Layer Card by Danielle Pandeline | Sweet Summer Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
 Danielle created this fun strawberry card using the Sweet Summer stamp set! Love the watercolor mixed with gold foil! 

Bunny and Sunburst | One Layer Card by Jesss Moyer | Bunny Hop Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This card by Jess has so much dimension you can hardly tell it's just one layer! She used the Bunny Hop stamp set and a fun sunburst technique! 
One Layer Thank you Leaf Card by Kimberly Rendino | Falling into Autumn Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This stunning one layer card is by Kimberly I love the look of the gold and black on the Kraft card base. She used the  Falling into Autumn stamp set! So fun!
Spring Tree card by Lydia Evans | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia got some extra mileage out of some fall themed stamps for this spring card! She used the spooky tree from the Spooky Street Halloween set and the dots from the Falling into Autumn stamp set to created the fun leaves. Then she added the sentiment from the Newton's Daydream stamp set.

Hang in the Koala Bear card by Crafty Math-Chick | Hanging Around Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here is a fun and playful one layer card is by Crafty Math-Chick! She even added fur to the koala from the Hanging Around stamp set. I also love the mint green circle she sponged around the words!

Easeter Wishes card by Larissa Heskett | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa created this fun one-layer scene with lots of creative masking (although she did break the rules a bit by mounting it on another piece of cardstock -lol!)  She combined stamps from Bunny HopVersatile Vases, Winter Tails and Newton's Daydream.  What an adorable scene! 

Heartfelt Floral one layer card by Jennifer Jackson | Love Grows Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here was my try at a one-layer card. I stamped the flowers from the Love Grows stamp set and used the "heartfelt" from the Simply Sentimental stamp set. I added a bit of watercolor flicked onto it to add texture!



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Under the Weather Card by Yukari Yoshioka

Under the Weather Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Spring Showers Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

This little ducky will cheer you up! 

Today I'm sharing this adorable card by Yukari using our ducky from the Spring Showers mini stamp set. I LOVE the soft colors she used for this card with the yellow, purple and teal! I also love the big cloud across the top with the raindrop background and the polka-dotted umbrella! She used the "heard you were under the weather" sentiment - also from the Spring Showers set. This would be such a fun spring card to send someone who needs a bit of cheering up! 

To see more about this card and other awesome cards by Yukari, visit her blog, Handmade by Yuki.


Make sure to stop back tomorrow - our New INKY PAWS challenge begins!!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

That Stinks Card by Samantha Mann

That Stinks - but it's OH SO CUTE! 

Here is an adorable card by Samantha Mann using our new Naughty Newton Stamp set! I love how she made a litter box (yuk!) adorable by coloring it a bright teal color! I love all the fun hearts and bling she added on too! Such a fun layout! 

That Stinks Kitty Card by Samantha Mann | Naughty Newton Stamp set by  Newton's Nook Designs






To say hello to Samantha and see more of her work, you can find her at Sam's Scrap Candy.






Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Surprise! It's a Birthday Blog Hop!

Good morning! Samantha here, and I'm interrupting the regularly scheduled blog post (sorry Jennifer!) to share an important announcement!! 


**to see Jennifer's post with two INCREDIBLE cards, scroll down, or click here!**


Today is a special day! And in honor of this special day - the Newton's Nook Design Team is throwing a surprise birthday blog hop in honor of our fearless leader (also known as the creater, owner, designer and heart of Newton's Nook Designs) Jennifer! YAY!!!!

Jennifer is one of the kindest, talented and most considerate people ever, and because of that (and a million other reasons!) we wanted to help make her day as special as she is!

So, without further ado, please follow along on this Birthday Hop and leave some love and birthday wishes for Jennifer! Who knows, there may even be a GIVEAWAY to one lucky person who comments along!*
*Spoiler alert - there is a giveaway! Ha! One lucky person will a stamp set of their choice from Newton's Nook Designs!  :D

Be sure to check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Thank you - and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jennifer!! We LOVE you!! 

More Inspiration with Bunny Hop!

Love No Bunny BUTT You!

Today I'm sharing a couple more cards I made with the Bunny Hop stamp set.  Both of the cards I'm sharing today feature a cute little bunny couple! I stamped the bunny twice with Archival black ink (waterproof) onto watercolor paper and used some watercolors to color in the bunnies! Then I added the sentiment "love no bunny butt you" which makes me smile every time! For this card I made it more of a love themed card - I added in some heart patterned paper and embellished it with some ribbon, twine, pearls and a kraft colored doily! I love how sweet this card turned out. You could use it as a anniversary card or just to send someone you love spring greetings! 

Cute Bunny Card by Jennifer Jackson using Bunny Hop Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

For the second card I also used the bunnies from the Bunny Hop stamp set.  I stamped the bunny twice with Archival black ink (waterproof) onto watercolor paper and used some watercolors to color in the bunnies!  Then I masked off the bunnies so that I didn't get paint on them and watercolored the blue sky and green grass. I was using a piece of watercolor paper from a spiral notebook so I left the edge on it - I thought that looked kind of cool. 

Watercolor Bunny Card by Jennifer Jackson using Bunny Hop Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I used the same sentiment "love no bunny butt you" and then embellished this one with some twine, grey pearls and some a few fun patterned papers.
Watercolor Bunny Card by Jennifer Jackson using Bunny Hop Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I hope you enjoyed these bunny "butt" cards today!






Monday, February 16, 2015

Bad Kitty Card by Guest Designer Simon Hurley

Newton's Nook Designs | Guest Designer - Simon Hurley

 Naughty Kitty Card by Simon Hurley

Today I'm sharing a fun card by our special Guest Simon Hurley! Simon used our new stamp set, Naughty Newton to create this adorable card with that kitty being SO NAUGHTY! This is SO adorable! I love how he created a fun background using the different words in this set!

Did you know Simon is only 12 years old? That makes him our YOUNGEST guest blogger!  It's so fun to see so much talent from someone so young! I can't wait to see what he does next!

Bad Kitty Card by Guest Designer Simon Hurley | Naughty Newton Cat Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Thanks so much to Simon for the fun inspiration today! 

Simon has more details and a VIDEO with instructions on his blog, Inklipse! Make sure you head over there and say hello to him and check out all his fun videos!

Don't forget - our Valentine Sale is still going on until Midnight tonight:

Valentine Sale | Newton's Nook Designs





Friday, February 13, 2015

February Release Now Available + Blog Hop WINNERS!

Are you ready to get your paws inky with our new stamps?

Winners from the blog hop are posted below - scroll down to see if you won
Our stamps are now available at  newtonsnookdesigns.com
- Plus we're having a Valentine's Day Sale too! 



February Release Winners!
Thank you to everyone for participating in our blog hop. We really enjoy reading all of your comments! Check out below to see if you won! The the blogs and the comments were chosen using Random.org. 


For the stamp set Bunny Hop from Crafty-Math's blog: 










For the stamp set Bunny Hop from Jess Moyer's blog: 




 For the stamp set Naughty Newton from Taheerah's blog: 




For the stamp set Naughty Newton from Larissa's blog: 






Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 7 days to e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com with your full name and shipping address to claim your prize.


Remember -  you can shop online now - our new release is up in the store!


Follow along for more inspiration!

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