Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas from us - See you next year!

oops - this post was supposed to publish on Christmas Day but for some reason it didn't go up! So here are some late Christmas greetings!!

We are going to be spending some time over the next week with our families so we will be taking a break from blog posts until the new year!  But don't worry - we will be back on January 1st with lots of amazing inspiration and some new stamps in a few weeks!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 
 - Jen, Jeff, Newton and Hobbes


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New Years Card by Jessica Gerstner

New Years Card by Jessica Gerstner | Beautiful Blizzard and Years of Cheers stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Cheers to 2016! 

Hopefully all of your Holiday cards are in the mail, but if didn't get Christmas cards out to everyone there is still time to create New Years cards to send! Today we are sharing this super fun card by Jess! She used our lovely snowflakes from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set embossed in gold. I love the fun watercolor background she created too. The sentiment "Cheers to 2016" is from the Years of Cheers stamp set! This set is super cool because it has all the numbers individually so you can pick and choose them to customize your year. This is also perfect for anniversary cards too!

Here's a video Jess created showing you how she made this card:




Thanks for the awesome card today, Jess! You can see more of her projects on her blog, Jess Crafts  - and you can also follow her Jess Crafts youtube channel to see more fun videos!



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Howl-idays Card by Crafty Math Chick

Happy Howl-idays Christmas Dog Card by Crafty Math Chick | Fetching Friendship stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Happy HOWL-idays!!

Awww! All the dog lovers today would LOVE to get this card by Crafty Math-Chick in the mail! She used the cute labrador dog from the Fetching Friendship stamp set and gave him a sweet little santa hat to dress him up for the holidays! She also used the "Happy Howl-idays" sentiment form our Holiday-themed dog set, the Canine Christmas! I love how she added some fun holly paper too! So adorable!

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






Monday, December 21, 2015

We wish you a merry KISS-mas!

Merry KISS-mas Penguin holiday card by Jennifer Jackson | Holiday Smooches stamp set Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Merry Kiss-mas!

Just a few days left until Christmas! Are you ready? These sweet little penguins from our Holiday Smooches stamp set are so perfect for sending some love this Christmas season! I stamped the penguins on watercolor paper with waterproof black in and then colored them in with inktense pencils and a water brush. When they were dry I added on some glitter with the Wink of Stella Glitter marker. I also added some clear shine to their beaks and feet with a clear shimmer pico embellisher. So pretty!
Merry KISS-mas Penguin holiday card by Jennifer Jackson | Holiday Smooches stamp set Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For the rest of the card I used an olive green card base and added a piece of shimmery paper that I embossed with a polka dot embossing folder. I also added a scrap of green houndstooth pattern paper, a green button and some green and white bakers twine. I love the mono-chromatic feel this card has!






Friday, December 18, 2015

Penguin Card by Special Guest Laura Sterckx


Today we have a special guest designer on our blog, Laura Sterckx! Laura was going to play along with our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws a couple weeks ago but wasn't feeling well. Lucky for us we are able to feature her today instead!

Penguin Card by Special Guest Laura Sterckx | Holiday Smooches Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Laura created this adorable penguin card using the penguin couple from our Holiday Smooches stamp set! I love how she fussy cut out those two sweet penguins and put them in front of a shaker window filled with yummy beads and sequins! The shape of the window reminds me of a snow globe! Then she added the "Happy Holidays" sentiment below.

Penguin Card by Special Guest Laura Sterckx | Holiday Smooches Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

A big thank you to Laura for being our guest today! You can find more details for this card and more adorable cards over at her blog, Making Cards is Fun!







Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sweet Snowman card by Yukari Yoshioka

Sweet Snowman card by Yukari Yosioka | Jolly Tags stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Sweet Snowman!

I love it when the lovely designers on our team think of fun new ways to use our stamps and this card by Yukari is a great example. She used the snowman from the Jolly Tags stamp set but instead of creating a tag with it she masked off the tag edge and just used the snowman as the focal point of her card! What a great idea! She also used the sweet little tag with the holly in it from Jolly Tags stamp set and added the "peace love & joy" sentiment from the  Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set. She also used our coordinating Tags Times Two die set to cut out the tag. 

Note: Our Jolly Tags and Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp sets are currently out of stock - We do have them re-ordered so make sure to sign up for our e-newsletter if you'd like to be notified when we get it back it! Sorry for the wait! 

Thanks so much to Yukari for the awesome inspiration today. You can head over to Yukari's blog, Handmade by Yuki and see more details about her project. 


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wiener Wonderland Card by Samantha Mann

Wiener Wonderland Card by Samantha Mann | Holiday Hounds Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Silly Dachshund Christmas Card!

Here is a fun and silly card by Samantha Mann using our adorable dachshund from the Holiday Hounds stamp set. I love how she colored the cute doxie and then added in some white dot details. I also love the handmade sentiment "wiener wonderland" - it makes me smile! Samantha also added in a fun geometric background and some snowflakes from the Fox Hollow stamp set in black! I love how fun and modern this looks! 

Thanks, Samantha for making us laugh today! For more details on her project and to see what else she's creating, you can visit Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy





Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Blessings Card by Nina-Marie Trapani

Christmas Blessings Card by Nina-Marie Trapani | Falling into Autumn Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Using Fall stamps to create a Christmas card!

Today I'm sharing this beautiful Christmas card by Nina-Marie using our Falling into Autumn Stamp Set! I love how Nina-Marie shows us how to stretch our stamp sets by using our fall leaf set to create this lovely christmas card! By coloring the "berries" red and the branches green she made them look like festive holly! She also added in the little twig from the  Fox Hollow Stamp Set and made a custom sentiment by mixing the words "christmas" and "to a special couple" from the Holiday Smooches stamp set and adding in the "blessings" from the Falling into Autumn stamp set!

I love how with a little imagination you can take seasonal stamps and make them last all year!

Thanks, Nina-Marie for the fun project today! To see more details and other projects, you can visit her blog, Nina-Marie Design.






Monday, December 14, 2015

Peaceful Tree card by Danielle Pandeline

Peaceful Tree card by Danielle Pandeline | Whispering Pines Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Peaceful Trees!

Today I'm sharing this lovely tree card by Danielle. She used our pretty trees from the Whispering Pines stamp set and stamped them in multiple shades of green! I love the two-toned look! Then she trimmed them out and decorated them is sequins and bling! So pretty! I also love the gold and blue background she created! The "peace" sentiment is from our Holiday Wishes stamp set. What a lovely card!

Note: Our Whispering Pines stamp set is currently out of stock - We do have it re-ordered so make sure to sign up for our e-newsletter if you'd like to be notified when we get it back it! Sorry for the wait! 

Make sure you head over to Danielle's blog, GirlRacerScrap to see more of her work and say hello!







Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello! 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 $25 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!

You have until Dec. 18th to link up your card for a chance to win a prize!
Plus there are some fun "Hot Drink" Holidays coming up next week:

December 13th: National Cocoa Day
December 15th: International Tea Day

I thought I'd use our Newton Loves Coffee stamp set! Playing along in this hop the last couple of years is one of the things that inspired me to create this stamp set!
Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For this hop I made a "festive" birthday card with the image of our kitty peeking over the edge of our table to sneak a sip of Coffee. Our Newton always tries to sneak sips of coffee if it's left unattended! I colored the image with copics, adding some stripes to the kitty. Then I added it to the card with some scraps of pattern paper from my stash, including the red with snowflakes to make it a bit more festive. I added on the "a birthday brew just for you" sentiment, also from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set! To finish it out, I added on a bit of kraft colored doily and some bakers twine!
Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Birthday coffee & Cat Card by Jennifer Jackson  | Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
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, December 10, 2015

Mirror Stamped Fox Card by Lydia Evans!

Mirror Stamped Fox Card by Lydia Evans! Fox Hollow Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Foxy Couple! 

Today I'm sharing an adorable sweet fox couple card by Lydia using our new Fox Hollow stamp set! For this card she stamped the the foxes facing each other using mirror stamping! I love the beautiful no-line coloring she did on this sweet pair!  The fun winter blue sky behind them really makes them pop off the card! She also used the words "Happy Holidays" and "to a special couple" from the Holiday Smooches stamp set to create a custom sentiment that works perfectly for this card!

Head over to Lydia's blog today Lydia Evans Design to see more details on her project today and make sure to say hello!





Wednesday, December 9, 2015

All I Want for Christmas Card by Stephanie Muzzulin

All I Want for Christmas Card by Stephanie Muzzulin | Newton's Christmas Cuddles Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Christmas + Kitty Kisses!!

Today I'm sharing this adorable card by Stephanie using our Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set! I love the sweet watercoloring she did on the image of the kissing kitties. This image works perfectly for christmas when you pair it with the "All I want for Christmas is mew" sentiment, but you could also use it for anniversary or Valentines if you choose a different sentiment! 

I love how Stephanie added on some pretty patterned paper and twine! Such a fun holiday card! 
To see more of Stephanie's work you can visit her blog, Handmade Creations by Stephanie!






Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Snowman & Fox Card by Kimberly Rendino

Sneaky Fox Card by Kimberly Rendino | Fox Hollow and Frozen Friends stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Cute Snowy Scene by Kimberly!

This card by Kimberly will totally make you smile! Isn't it adorable how she has the fox holding the arm from the snowman? Do you think he's helping build the snowman or stealing his arm? Either way, it's adorable!! She used the snowman image from the Frozen Friends stamp set and the fox image from our Fox Hollow stamp set. The puffy snow underneath the two characters and the shovel adds such a fun touch. I also love the "cold twigs, warm hearts" sentiment stamped onto the little banner! Such a fun winter scene!

Thanks, Kimberly for the awesome card today! You can head over to her blog, Kimplete Kreativity to see more of Kimberly's fun creations!





Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop 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 first $10 Store Credit the winner was randomly chosen from Kimberly Rendino's blog









For the second $10 Store Credit the winner was randomly chosen from Stephanie Klauck's blog












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


Monday, December 7, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #27 Winners

This is our second post for today. To see our Advent Calendar hop with Taheera Atchia, scroll down or click here


Inky Paws Challenge #27 Winners! 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months Challenge was to use Kraft + Sparkle! 

We loved seeing all the sparkly projects for this challenge! THANK YOU to everyone who entered! All the awesome entries always make it difficult to choose the winners! 

Top picks for Inky Paws Challenge #27

Announcing.... our top picks! Read the description below each card to see who created it - and make sure to visit their blogs and tell them congrats!!

Inky Paws Challenge Top Picks - Newton's Nook Designs

Kraft + Sparkle Challenge | Christmas Cat card by Shannon McComb | Newton's Holiday Mischief Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Our first top pick is this adorable card is by Shannon McComb! We love how she created a fun kraft card with gold snowflakes around the border and a big sparkly middle! We also loved the bright coloring on those kitties from our Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set! So pretty!

Kraft + Sparkle Challenge | Pink Flamingo card by Diane Jaquay | Flirty Flamingos Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Our second top pick is this cute flamingo card is by Diane Jaquay! We love how she gave those sweet flamingos from our Flirty Flamingos stamp set gold santa hats. The gold and white splatter and gold letters give it the perfect finishing touch! 
Congrats to Shannon and Diane! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $10 store credit and get your winner badge for your blog!


Inky Paws #25 Favorites

Since there were so many great cards with this sketch cards, we chose THREE more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!


Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite


Kraft + Sparkle Challenge | Meowy Christmas Card by Just Kate Crafting | Newton's Christmas Cuddles set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
This shaker card using our Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set by Kate is so fun! We love how she added all the gold snowflakes and stripes too! What a ton of yummy sparkle!
Kraft + Sparkle Challenge | Happy Winter Snowflake Card by Kamila Routis | Beautiful Blizzard stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
We loved all the sparkle on this gorgeous snowflake card by Kamila! She used our Beautiful Blizzard stamp set and tons of sparkle too. Check our her blog post for a video too!

Kraft + Sparkle Challenge | Polar Bear Holiday card by Naki | Wild Child stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
And one more favorite - We loved the starry sky and sparkly hill on this card by Naki! Those polar bears from our Wild Child stamp set look like they are having so much fun surrounded by all the sparkle! 

Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyones ideas! If you didn't win this time we hope you'll play along again next time! 


Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

Winston brings Holiday Gifts!

For our Advent post today I created this fun card using Winston's Home for Christmas! This is one of my favorite stamps to color! I love this image of Winston driving along with his car loaded up with holiday gifts and the tree sticking out the window! I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and colored it with zig clean color markers. I used more muted christmas colors and added some distress ink to the card to add a sepia look.

Let it snow Christmas Bear Card by Jennifer Jackson | Winston's Home for Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


Then I added snow all over the top of the image using the snow splatter stamp from our newest stamp set, Whispering Pines! I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I also added the "let it snow" sentiment from the Whispering Pines stamp set, stamping it onto a piece of vellum and adding it in the corner.

To create the card, I added the image onto the card base with some muted snowflake paper. I also sponged distress ink on the paper edges to distress it more and help it match the image. the finishing touch was some brown and white bakers twine. I love how this turned out!!

Let it snow Christmas Bear Card by Jennifer Jackson | Winston's Home for Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Enter to win a prize!

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by us at Newton's Nook Designs so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments!



Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!