Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Congratulations Card by Crafty Math Chick

Congratulations Card by Crafty Math-Chick | Fetching Friendship Dog stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Congrats Card with this Smart Puppy!

Do you have any more graduation parties to go to? Our neighborhood has been filled with them the last few weeks!  This sweet Congrats card by Crafty Math-Chick would be perfect to give to a grad! She used our cute little image of the labrador from our Fetching Friendship stamp set and added an adorable little handmade graduation cap for his head - Don't you just love the little tassel? Then she added in the fun "congrats on your graduation" sentiment using words from our popular Simply Sentimental stamp set. Then she paired these images with the perfect graduation hat paper and some glittery stars! I love how the color combo is mostly silver and black with just a slight touch of red! You could change the accent color to match the graduates school colors too!

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

Inky Paws Challenge | Newton's Nook Designs | Birthday Theme
Enter our Inky Paws challenge #22
Color Challenge!

Have you checked out our latest challenge? You have until Friday, July 10th at Midnight CST time to enter our current inky Paws Challenge. All you need to do is create a card or project using a Birthday theme & 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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Welcome Nina-Marie to the Newton's Nook Design Team!

We have a new addition to our Design Team!  

A big warm welcome to Nina-Marie!

We are so excited to have Nina-Marie join our team! We've been admiring her work and all her amazing inky paws challenge entries over the last few months so when we had a spot open on our team - We knew she would fit right in and we are excited she thought so too! Nina will begin designing with us for our upcoming July release and we can't wait to share what she creates!

Nina-Marie Trapani 
Nina-Marie Design

Hi! I am Nina-Marie, and I am a huge fan of anything involving cats, the ocean and creating things. Newton’s Nook stamps have always been so much fun to use in my cards, and I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to be on the Newton’s Nook design team! I enjoy card making and graphic design, because it allows me to create things to make people smile. I started making cards in 2007. My style is very eclectic; I do not follow a set pattern, rather I simply create whatever I am in the mood for. If I had to describe my style in a word however, it would be “happy”. I love happy cards! :) I currently live in the beautiful state of Maine, and have spent all my life by the sea. I share all of my creations over on my blog (www.ninamariedesign.com) and I would love if you’d pop on over to say hi!

And a BIG shout-out to our AWESOME Current Design Team Members!

We just LOVE our Design Team! We are so thankful to have all these lovely ladies staying on our team for the rest of the year! They continue to amaze us each month with their incredible creativity!

Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Samantha Mann 
Designer & Design Team Coordinator
Hi, I'm Samantha Mann and I couldn't be happier to continue for another term with Newton's Nook Designs!! My husband and I have lived all over the US, from Washington State to Florida, but we're currently in hot, humid, coastal South Carolina! We have two little boys (who I usually call my little menn)! I have always been in love with school supplies (ever since elementary school when I would save my nickels to buy cute pencils or erasers!) and that love just grew and developed into my crazy obsession (read: passion!) of paper crafting! I love making cards and even dabble with the occasional scrapbook layout! I tend to lean towards clean and simple design, but not always! I am all about learning new techniques from fellow crafters! I'm definitely quirky, and love to make playful, humorous sentiments for my cards (and layouts)! I work full time for an advertising company and spend every other moment I can paper crafting, reading and enjoying the little moments in everyday family life.

Kimberly Rendino
Kimplete Kreativity

Hello! I live in Central New York with my husband Joe, son Alex (14) and daughter Arissa (11). Oh... and don't let me forget my two sweet kitties, Holly & Ivy! (Who am I kidding - I'd never leave them out! They are spoiled rotten, lol!).

I've always been creative (thanks, Mom!), but I started scrapbooking back in 1999. That led to card making, which is my absolute favorite. I'm a technique junkie - there is always something new to learn, and it's fun to just experiment!

I've been a Newton's Nook Designs fan since the beginning, and I'm excited to be a part of such an awesome design team! You can check out my blog at http://kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

Yukari Yoshioka
Handmade by Yuki

Hello! My name is Yukari; however, I go by my nickname, Yuki. I am so excited and honored to be joining the Newton’s Nook Designs DT! I live in beautiful Seattle, WA with my wonderful boyfriend and two kitties, Molly & Mozart. When I'm not busy paper crafting, I train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am a self-proclaimed craft beer aficionado, am obsessed with anything owls and enjoy snowboarding during the winter months. I discovered my passion for paper crafting in the winter of 2013 and quickly became addicted! To see more of my work, feel free to visit my blog at handmadebyyuki.blogspot.com

Stephanie Muzzulin
Handmade Creations by Stephanie

I am from a very small town in Northwest Connecticut.. I have been married to my amazing husband for 13 years and we have two beautiful children Mackenzie, 10 and Codey, 8. I have just started working part time after being a SAHM for several years. Living in the country does not leave much to do so hobbies are a must besides crafting I love to read and when the weather is good my family and I love to spend time outdoors!! I also love to spend time on the computer getting inspired. I myself have been blogging for a few years and I love it and love sharing my love for all things crafty. More importantly I love meeting new people this hobby has brought me some amazing opportunities that I am so grateful for!! I cannot wait to share my love for Newton's Nook!!!

Jess Gerstner
Jess Crafts

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! My name is Jess Gerstner and I’m so excited to be able to work these awesome stamps! I live in central New Jersey and work as a kindergarten teacher. My mom introduced me to crafts at a young age but papercrafting was the one that truly stuck. I’m now an avid stamper and I love to color with a variety of mediums and try out new techniques. My style tends toward clean and cute. You can check out my blog Jess Crafts.

Lydia Evans
Lydia Evans Design

My name is Lydia. I live in North Wales, Great Britian with my husband Will and our little ones Archie 6 and Matilda (Tilly) 4. For as long as I can remember I have always been crafting in some way, shape or form. As a little girl my Aunty used to call me 'Sticky Fingers' as I used to love glueing things- mostly really tiny pieces of paper that I never tidied up... ooooppps!

I do all different types of craft but recently card making has become my favourite.. I love all the different techniques and trends that can be incorporated into it too.

Larissa Heskett - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Larissa Heskett
Larissa Heskett Designs

I've been married to my best friend Adam for 10 years (this Fall), and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (8 yrs.) and Greyson ( 2 yrs.)!! We live on our Family Farm with an Entourage of Animals, and I enjoy EVERY aspect of living a rural life. I'm a Certified Surgical Technician, but I'm very blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy crafting in every way, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature and taking photos. I've been a creative soul from birth!! I LOVE all of the inspiration and the creative people I've found/met online and through other events! I also LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies!! I look forward to inspiring you with the AMAZING Newton’s Nook Designs products!! I cannot even begin to explain how HONORED and EXCITED I am to have the opportunity to design with this AWESOME Design Team!! For More Info about my Designs you can Visit my Blog: http://larissaheskettdesigns.blogspot.com/
Crafty Math-Chick - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Crafty Math-Chick
Canines and Card Designs

Hi! I'm Meredith and I am WICKED excited Jen invited me to continue as a member of Newton's Nook Designs team - I am still waiting to wake up and discover it is just a dream... You can probably guess from my use of 'wicked' that I grew up in Massachusetts but I have lived all over the country and move frequently courtesy of my husband's job. We currently reside in the Washington, DC area with our pup Ty who is truly the sun of my solar system and a source of never-ending joy. I am HUGE dog & critter lover, an animal adoption advocate, a mathematics educator and a lover of all crafty things, (thus my online handle 'Crafty Math Chick'), though papercrafting continues to be my favorite. I have recently been learning how to crochet & knit and have been having all kinds of furn with yarn too! Since cards with cute critters on them are my favorite kind to make you KNOW I have a blast designing with Jen's adorable whimsical images! I am honored and humbled to be a member of this talented group of ladies and look forward to sharing my NND creations with you!

Danielle Pandeline - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Danielle Pandeline

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Newton's Nook Design Team! I am a huge animal lover so I think we are a purrfect match!  

Let me tell you a little more about me. I live in Central Florida with my fiancée Chris and two fur babies. Nash the tuxedo cat and Sidney the mini Dachshund.  I have been crafty all my life from as far back as I can remember I have always been making something.  I dabble in a bit of everything Cards, Layouts, Project Life, Smash books, the list goes on! I am a photographer and work for a local Ford Mustang Restoration business and handle all their advertising, eBay and anything else they throw at me!  When I am not working you can find me getting inky, or riding my Honda Scooter around town! You can see all my creations at http://girlracerscrap.blogspot.com

I think it's going to be an AMAZING team! These ladies are so much fun and so talented! I know we are going to be inspired by all of them!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #22 - Birthday

This month's challenge is to a create a project with a Birthday theme!
Inky Paws Challenge #22 | Birthday Theme | 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, July 10th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, July 13th.

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 FlickrPinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC22).
  • 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 - check out all the awesome birthday cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it
Zoo Animals Birthday Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Wild about Zoo stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a birthday card by Yuki - she used the cute zoo animals from the Wild About Zoo stamp set and added on birthday hats from the new In Slow Motion stamp set. So adorable! 
Shell-abrate Birthday Turtle Card by Danielle Pandeline | In Slow Motion stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a cute turtle birthday card by Danielle using our new In Slow Motion stamp set. I love the fun paint splatter background.
Cat Birthday Card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This sweet kitty card by Samantha is so fun! I love the confetti watercolor dots in the background. She used the kitty image with the gift from our Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set and added on the hat from the Fetching Friendship stamp set. 

Shell-abrate Birthday Turtle Card by Jess Gerstner | In Slow Motion stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Jess also used the fun turtle image from our new In Slow Motion for her birthday card! I
love the purple and yellow color combo and the fun dot background!

Another Birthday Bear Card by Jennifer Jackson | Winston's Birthday stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a birthday card by me - I used Winston's Birthday stamp set to create a fun and simple birthday card! I added some paint splatter and sequins to the background to help add dimension!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Let's Shell-abrate Card by Yukari Yoshioka

Let's Shell-abrate Card by Yukari Yoshioka | In Slow Motion Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs


Today we are sharing an adorable Birthday card by Yukari. She used the cute little image of the turtle bringing a gift on his back from our new In Slow Motion stamp set! Isn't it adorable how she added on a balloon tied to the Turtle's tail from the Winston's Birthday stamp set! What a fun idea to make the card even more celebratory! She finished off the image with the "Shell-abrate" and "Happy Birthday" sentiments - also from the In Slow Motion stamp set! This is such a cute card - perfect for a birthday card for a guy or a girl!

Make sure you jump over to Yukari's blog, Handmade by Yuki and see more details about her card today. 

By the way.... our Inky Paws Challenge #22 starts tomorrow... 

So get ready to get our your stamps and get inky!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cat's Meow Card by Taheerah Atchia - and a fond farewell!

Cat's Meow Card by Taheerah Atchia  | Newton's Antics Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Taheerah is the Cat's Meow!

Today I'm sharing this sweet kitty card by Taheerah! I really love the way she gives the card a "sketchy" look by stamping the image in a light color and then drawing over the lines to give it that hand-drawn quality! The way she did her watercoloring on this cute kitty pair is so gorgeous! For this card used our Newton's Antics stamp set.

Cat's Meow Card by Taheerah Atchia  | Newton's Antics Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I am sad to say that this card marks the LAST post for Taheerah as part of our Design Team at Newton's Nook Designs! We have really enjoyed having Taheerah on our Team for the last year and a half and we loved her cards even before she was on our team! She helps us look at things in new and creative ways and always pushes our stamps to do things we hadn't even imagined! We are so sad to see her go from our team but we've enjoyed having her hang out with us for so long! We are definitely not saying goodbye for good - maybe she'll be back now and again to inspire us! Meanwhile, we will definitely be making lots of trips over to her blog - Fill your Paper with the Breathings of your Heart - to visit and keep up with her amazing work!

I thought it would be fun to re-share a few of my favorite cards by Taheerah:
(although it was really hard to pick just a few since she has so many great ones)

Naughty Kitty Card by Taheerah Atchia  | Naughty Newton Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This is one of my favorite kitty cards that she created! I love the torn paper with the kitty from our Naughty Newton stamp set sliding down the card! So cute! This card was first posted here

Silly Bears Grilling Card by Taheerah Atchia | Winstons BBQ Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This card makes me laugh! I love the silly scene she created with our Wintson's BBQ set! First posted here
Sweet Fox Valentine Card by Taheerah Atchia | Sweetheart Tails Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
 I love the mirror stamping technique she used on the sweet fox from our Sweetheart Tails stamp set.  First posted here.

Swan Tag by Taheerah Atchia | Flirty Flamingos Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Another creative idea - on this tag she turned our flamingo images from the Flirty Flamingos stamp set into swans! First posted here

Grow Laughter Bear Card by Taheerah Atchia | Garden Whimsy Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's another funny card with Winston! I love the flower pot on his head! She used the Garden Whimsy stamp set on this card. First posted here.

THANK YOU so much, Taheerah, for inspiring us!! 

Don't forget - if you love Taheerah's work you can continue to find her great projects at her blog, Fill your Paper with the Breathings of your Heart !

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

You Lift Me Up Card by Samantha Mann

Note: this is our second post today - to see the winners of our Be Inspired class giveaway, scroll down or click here

You Lift Me Up Card by Samantha Mann | Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

You Lift me up!!

Today I'm sharing this adorable sweet hot air balloon card by Samantha Mann! She had the great idea to use the image of the kitty in the hot air balloon from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set with the fun "You lift me up" sentiment from the Delightful Doxies stamp set. Isn't is adorable how the kitty is flying up into the watercolored sky? What a perfect card to make you smile!

For more details, check out Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy

Winners of Be Inspired Class!

Thanks for the awesome comments everyone! We're happy to hear how excited everyone is about the new class featuring Newton's Nook Designs! Check out below to see if you won! The winning comments were chosen using Random.org.

These two lucky comments win a free spot in the Be Inspired Cards  - Newton's Nook Designs Class! 

Congrats to the Winners! Send us e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com with your full name and e-mail address to claim your prize.

To get more details about this awesome interactive class, please visit Nicole at her Be Inspired Cards website.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Shell-abrate Card by Guest Designer Vera Yates

Shell-abrate your day with Vera Yates 

Today I'm sharing this fun turtle card by our June Guest Designer, Vera! I love the all white card base with the fun stitching on the layers. She used the turtle image from our new In Slow Motion stamp set as the colorful focal point in the circle.  The "shell-abrate" sentiment is also from the In Slow Motion stamp set and goes so perfectly with this cute turtle!  

Shell-abrate Card by Guest Designer Vera Yates | In Slow Motion Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

A BIG thank you to Vera for the fun inspiration today! To see more of Vera's ork, you can check out her blog,  Ling's Design Studio !