Sunday, August 9, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #129 Reminder

 There's still time to play with this fabulous sketch 

from Inky Paws!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 

Create a project using the sketch below:  

Today I have another card for inspiration!

It's your birthday by Debbie features Bleat, Oink, Moo, Cluck, Neigh, Banner Trio, Land Borders, Slimline Frames & Windows, and Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

My card features a slew of farm critters from Newton's Nook Designs!  I created the red scallop-edged frame using the  Slimline Frames & Portholes die set. The trio of windows was created using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set. The fun farm scenery paper is from the Doodlebug Design's Down on the Farm paper stack. I added some fencing from Kraft card stock using the Fence die.  Then I went a bit crazy and added all those farm critters using images from the  Bleat, OinkMooCluck, and Neigh stamp sets.  Oh the green gingham paper (same paper stack) was die cut using the Land Borders die set.  At last, I added the birthday sentiment on a banner from the Banner Trio die set.  

I hope I've inspired you to join us at Inky Paws for this fabulous sketch challenge.  Link up at Inky Paws #129!  Have a fabulous week!
Hugs, Debbie

Additional Challenge for my card include:

CIC499 Reminder--Nautical Theme

There's still time to play with the latest 

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Here's my card to hopefully inspire you to link up!

My card features the stamp set, Wicked Nautical, by Paper Smooches.  I did a lot of embossing on this card.  I also used Pretty Pink Posh's Storybook 6 die set. I added some brads and jute twine for a nautical touch!

Hope you will use the Nautical theme and link up your project!
Hugs, Debbie

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #129-sketch

It's time for an Inky Paws Sketch Challenge! You have until August 14 to create your project using this sketch and your Newton's Nook Designs supplies!

Sketch Challenge

Create a project using this sketch!

Here's my inspiration!

Let's Get Kraken by Debbie features Message in a Bottle, Waves, and Slimline Frames & Portholes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

Seattle Kraken reveal nickname for NHL expansion team

In late July, the newly formed Seattle hockey team announced their mascot--the kraken!  Not only did I think it was a fabulous and fun mascot, but I immediately remembered that Newton's Nook Designs had a kraken image that would be perfect to use for cards and rocks!  Then I realized I didn't own this set!  How had that happened?  I immediately placed my order for the Message in the Bottle stamp and die set.  Thank heaven Jen still had this in stock because it is retiring with limited supplies on hand.  (Be sure to get yours order soon before they are gone forever!).  

For my card, I decided to create a little scene using the portholes from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set. I began by distressing my background using Peacock feathers Distress Oxide ink and going over it using the Waves stencil. I then stamped multiple krakens and boat images from the Message in a Bottle stamp and die set. I colored them all before trimming them to make the three scenes.  I then used the sentiment "Let's get kraken!" on a mini banner using the Frames & Flags die set .  I added some enameled drops to the banner.  My final touch is the little anchor with it's bit of jute.  

My next project will be stamping the kraken in the bottle on rocks and painting them.  I can't wait to hide them throughout the Puget Sound area to help celebrate and welcome our new hockey team!

Now it's your turn to use the sketch and NND products!  Link up at Inky Paws Challenge #129. One lucky participant will win a $20 store credit to NND!  Will it be you?  Good luck!

CIC499--Nautical Theme

A new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge starts today!

Here's my inspiration to whet your appetite!

I had so much fun creating this fun scene!  I used the Scene It stamp set by Clearly Besotted. This is such a fun set!  I then added the sailboat from the Wicked Nautical stamp set from Paper Smooches and the sentiment from Paper Smooches' Scripty Sayings. 

Hope you will join the Sweeties using the CIC Nautical Theme Challenge!
Hugs, Debbie

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #128 Reminder

Haven't made your  Inky Paws card yet? 

No worries.  You still have time! 

Create a project using the colors:  

Red, Pink, Orange, and Yellow

Here's my card to inspire you!

Salty kisses & Starfish wishes featuring Frames Squared, Tranquil Tides, and Waves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #indy_designs
My card has lots of fun layers using several die sets from Newton's Nook Designs.
I started using a white card base and the Frames Squared die set. I used the scallop-edged die for the pink frame from the same set.  The Circle Frames die set was used for the center circle layer.  Using Distress Ink I lightly added pink waves using the Waves stencil. Using the challenge colors of orange, yellow and red, I stamped and die cut several elements from the Tranquil Tides stamp and die set. I sprinkled in some sequins for sparkle and shine.  On a small circular die, I heat embossed the sentiment.  As I assembled the card, I added some cheese cloth netting for more texture and a bit of fun!

Now it's your turn to create a project using the challenge colors and your Newton's Nook Designs stamps, dies, and/or stencils.  Be sure to link it up at Inky Paws Challenge.


CIC498 Reminder

There's still time to play with the latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Here's my card to hopefully inspire you to link up!

My card features images from a retired Newton's Nook Designs' stamp set--Freshly Squeezed.  I was sad when this set was retired because I just love the lemonade stand!  I also used the newly released Slimline Frames & Windows die set. I used some Glossy Accents on the jar, pitchers and glasses and added a sprinkling of sequins.  A fun, simple card!  

Hope you will use the challenge colors and link up your project!
Hugs, Debbie

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #128

Inky Paws Challenge is back with a new challenge!  This time we are playing with colors!

Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors:  RedPinkOrange

and Yellow

Here's my inspiration!

What's the scoop? by Debbie features Summer Scoops, Frames Squared, and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I went with a square card this week. I used the Frames Squared die set to cut my card base. I added a red layer using the same die set.  I then decided to used the ice cream cone image and the Popsicle image from the Summer Scoops stamp set.  Using a self-created wreath template and Misti tool, I stamped the ice cream cones.  I then went back and stamped the Popsicle images.  I added a scallop-edged circle from vellum using the Circle Frames die set and them added the white circle with the sentiment embossed in red.  I added some foam tape to pop this up and a bit of dimension.  For sparkle, I used my glitter gel pen as well as a sprinkling of sequins. 

I hope my card has inspired you to join this challenge using these yummy colors.  You have until  Friday, July 31, 2020 at Midnight CST.  One lucky participant will be the winner of a $20 gift voucher to Newton's Nook Designs!

Link up at Inky Paws Challenge!


A new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge starts today!

Here's my inspiration to whet your appetite!

Happy Birthday features Circle Frames, Birthday Roundabout, Banner Trio, and Newton's Birthday Bash by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook, #indys_designs
For my inspiration card, I tried my hand at a round card which is really out of my normal "quadrilateral" thinking!  I used Newton's Nook Design's Circle Frames die set to create the card base.  I then used the NND's Birthday Roundabout stamp set and colored the little birthday treats in shades of yellow and blue.  I stamped the sentiment on a banner cut using the Banner Trio die set. That sweet kitty sticky his head out of the gift bag is from the Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set.  I added a bit of glitter gel pen to accent some of the elements. A fun birthday card that's not a rectangle!  LOL

Hope you will join the Sweeties using the CIC challenge colors!
Hugs, Debbie

Monday, July 13, 2020

CIC#497 Reminder

There's still a few days left to play along with our 

latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

Here is my inspiration.


Hope you will join us.  Link up at CIC!

Hugs, Debbie

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #127 Reminder

Haven't made your NND Summer-theme card yet? 

No worries.  You still have time! 

Create a project using the theme:  Summer

Here's my card to inspire you!

Ride with the tide by Debbie features Newton's Perfect Wave, Framework, Gull Friends, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I started by die cutting the postage-edged frame using the Framework die set.  I then added some blue waves using the Sea Borders die set. I stamped and fussy cut the seagulls from the Gull Friends stamp set and tucked the posts behind the waves. I added the seashore using the Land Borders die set with more kraft card stock. The cute feline is from the  Newton's Perfect Wave stamp set.  I added some polka dots to her bikini for a fun, stylish look!  I fussy cut the sand dollar from the Vitamin Sea mini stamp set.  I love how this card turned out with the blue, white, and Kraft colors!  

Now it's your turn to create a summer-themed project using your Newton's Nook Designs stamps, dies, and/or stencils.  Be sure to link it up at Inky Paws Challenge.


Sunday, July 5, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #127

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme Challenge

Create a project using a Summer Theme.

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, July 17, 2020 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 

Here's some inspiration!

Need to get inspired? See what our Inspiration Team created with this challenge! 

Why limit happy to an hour by Debbie features Slimline Frames & Potholes, Slimline Frames & Windows, Pina Koala, Cocktail Mixer, and Summer Scoops by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
What better way to enjoy summer than with a nice icy cocktail?  To create my layers, I used combined several dies from the newly released the Slimline Frames & Portholes and Slimline Frames & Windows die sets.  I used some seriously fun pineapple pattern paper which inspired the whole card!  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set on a die cut circle.  I added the koala from the Pina Koala stamp set and the pina colada from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set.  I added some glossy accents to the glass for a bit of dimension and shine.  I then added the cherry from the Summer Scoops stamp set for a pop of red!  Now all I need is a warm sunny day!

I hope you will be inspired to join the Inky Paws' Summer Theme Challenge!


CIC#497--Double Trouble Partner

Welcome to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge--

This week will ask you to include Flowers with Pearls and/or Sequins.

We've also partnered up with 
Double Trouble!

When you enter our challenge this week, be sure to run over to the Double Trouble Challenge blog and see what their co-coordinating challenges are, so  you can link up with them as well!  The more aspects of the challenge you do, the more entries you will receive to win their prize!

Here's my inspiration!

I wanted to make a fun, playful summer card with a hint of flowers, sequins, and pearls.  I used Newton's Nook Design's Sunscape stencil to create the sunshine and the sandy beach.  I then used NND's Wave stencil to create the cool, blue waves.  I added some palm trees to my scene using NND's Paradise Palms stamp set.  I stamped a couple surfing-lovin' felines from NND's Perfect Wave stamp set.  I then die cut a couple Polaroid picture frames and placed them over the felines.  I adhered and trimmed.  I added a sequin flower and leaves to the kitten holding the floral surf board and a little crab cut out to the boy's photo.  I sprinkled a few sequins and added some brown pearls on the palm, now turned coconut, trees!  I heat embossed the sentiment. That's it--a fun, playful little card just right for summer!

Now it's your turn to play with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge--Flowers with pearls and/or sequins!  Don't forget to check out the Double Trouble Challenge!


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #126 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still time to play along with our latest Inky Paws Challenge!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.
Create a project using the sketch below:

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Party 'til the cows come home by Debbie features Moo, Hardwood, Framework, Land Borders, and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
My dad's birthday is coming up, and many of my fondest childhood memories are when I helped him at my grandfather's farm.  So this week's card has a farming theme.  I created a red wood-grain background using the Hardwood stencil, embossing paste mixed with Red Barn Distress Ink.  I ran it through my Big Shot with the  Framework die set. I created the green grass using the Land Borders die set.  I stamped lots of bales of hay and fussy cut them to create the center strip of the sketch.  I added a kraft card stock, scallop-edged circle using the Circle Frames die set. Using the same set, I cut out a smaller circle on white card stock which I then stamped the barn and added a path.  Last I stamped the cow from the  Moo stamp set and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  

I hope you will join the Inky Paws challenge.  This is a fabulous skectch.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #126 and Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #496

Welcome to new challenges by Inky Paws 

and Cupcake Inspirations!

Inky Paws is having a super fun sketch challenge and Cupcake Inspirations has fabulous colors to play with, so I decided to combine the two challenges!  Hope you will be inspired by the sketch and/or the colors!  

Here are the colors from Cupcake Inspirations!

Here is the sketch from Inky Paws!
Sketch Challenge

Create a project using the above sketch. 

Both challenges end Friday, July 3, 2020.

Here's my inspiration!

You make me a happy camper by Debbie features Cozy Campers, Framework, and Circle Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using Inky Paws sketch, I created my background by using the smaller images from Newton's Nook Designs' Cozy Campers stamp set. I colored the little flower in tangerine, heart in cyan, and the flamingo in pink.  I added a teal stripe, and die cut using the postage-edge die from NND's Framework die set. I stamped the sentiment and added orange twine.  I then pulled out pink card stock and die cut the scallop-edged circle from NND's Circle Frames die set. From the same set, I die cut the smaller white circle and stamped the little camper from Cozy Campers. I colored it in cyan, tangerine, and a bit of pink.  My final touch was the little flamingo which I popped up with a bit of foam tape. I love how this turned out!  Making one's own pattern paper is a fabulous way to utilize those smaller images in a stamp set while ensuring all the elements work together splendidly!

Now it's time to show off your Newton's Nook Designs products and play with the Inky Paws Challenge Sketch.  Link up at Inky Paws!

Love the colors?  Then link up your project at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

I can't wait to see how you use the sketch, the colors, or both!