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October Inky Paws Challenge

This month's "Inky Paws" Challenge is up at NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS www.newtonsnookblog.com
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, November 7th, 2014  at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog  on Sunday, November 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 IPC14…

A Top Dog Turkey

Hello Friday-crafty-peeps!   I'm sharing a colorful and downright fun "Thanksgiving Turkey Card" with dies from TOP DOG DIES www.topdogdies.com
I've used several of the newest dies from Top Dog Dies: Scalloped Frame & Mat Die Set Give Thanks Die Set Turkey Time Die Set
 I selected the "Spotted Jillian Dot" Cardstock by Core'dinations...I love this stuff! Of course, add some foam adhesive in between the layers for lots of extra dimension!   I've also used the same die for a set of adorable place cards with PINK PAISLEE I will be sharing more photos and instructions on these place cards soon!
Hope you have a beautiful Autumn weekend!

Santa Express: Wish List & Receipt Keeper

Hello, crafty friends!  I was up yesterday with a cute and fun
Wish List & Receipt Keeper featuring Santa Express by Doodlebug Design I love functional organizers especially during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season!  
For an extra-sturdy organizer, start with a rectangle piece of chipboard for the front and back covers.  Cut desired patterned papers to a matching size and adhere to the front/back.  Trim out the edge of the chipboard in Doodle Twine.
Mat the front with other fun papers and use die-cuts, foam adhesive  and punch-outs to add dimension.

On the back of the Christmas Confetti Double-Sided Paper, you will find a notebook-style paper that is divided into six grids and labeled "christmas wish list".  I cut the grids apart and added the names of  our family members with Doodle Type stickers.  
On the backside of each list, add a Treat Bag with high-tack adhesive tape. This will house receipts.
Embellish the pockets as desired. Punch a hole through one corner of the co…

Giving Thanks Mini Album & Journal

A good Monday morning to you! I'malong with a "Thankful" Mini Album/ Journal using the  beautiful "Sweater Weather" Collection  by SIMPLE STORIES and a pumpkin shaped die by Top Dog Dies.   My inspiration for this type of album/journal derives from the "thankful posts that I've witnessed on Facebook!
(click all photos to enlarge)
After die-cutting the cover pages from heavy chipboard, I dressed them in  patterned paper and then distressed around the edges with a walnut ink pad. 
I matted the journal card and added some machine stitching for an  extra-homespun feel.  Before attaching to the front of the album,  I added the cute brad banner embellishment.
The inside of the album can be made up of patterned papers cut to  size, journal cards, pockets, etc.
The pockets and tags were constructed from the Kraft A2 Card Bases & Envelopes. The envelopes were trimmed down to a height of 3.75", leaving the width as is.   The cards were cut in half along the crease and t…

Fun, Fall and Foxy

Hello!  I wanted to stop in really quick and share a  couple of peeks at the two cards I made for  SCRAPTASTIC CLUB with their October "Heart It Races" and "Thriller" Kits

I have tips on how I put them together and more photos upon the blog!
Scraptastic Club now has an online store available with many of the latest products and most popular brands! www.scraptasticclub.com

Newton's Nook Reveal Day #5

Happy Friday and Welcome to Day #5 of the  NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS'  Holiday Release for October 2014 www.newtonsnookdesigns.com
Today's stamp reveal is "Christmas Delivery"

For my final card this week I went with some simple watercoloring on the reverse side of a piece of textured cardstock. I added some subtle shading by making certain areas a little darker with the watercolor pencils.   The card front was embossed to resemble a snowy background.
Would you like to win "Christmas Delivery”?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!  Here's how to win:  Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below.  Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on  the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment -- winners will be posted o…

Newton's Nook October Release Reveal Day #4

Happy Thursday and Welcome to Day #4 of the  NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS'  Holiday Release for October 2014 www.newtonsnookdesigns.com
Today's stamp reveal is "Newton's Curious Christmas"

Up next is my favorite card of mine that I did for this week's reveal!
It all came together just the way I had planned:

I stamped the image onto white textured cardstock twice.
I colored Newton separately with a gray Le Plume marker and then
cut him out, except for the paws.

I colored in the snowman's scarf, nose, and bird with Le Plume Markers
and then used a scruffy brown ink pad to distress around the edges.

If you look closely, you can see a little sprinkling of clear glitter over part
of the snowman's side!
After cutting an oval shaped piece, I distressed the edge of it
with the same brown ink and then attached some ric rac trim.
Patterned papers are by Jillibean Soup and ribbon by Martha Stewart.
Would you like to win “Newton's Curious Christmas”?
This set will be given away t…

Newton's Nook October Reveal Day #3

Happy Wednesday and Welcome to Day #3 of the  NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS'  Holiday Release for October 2014 www.newtonsnookdesigns.com
Today's stamp reveal is "Flaky Family"
The possibilities with this stamp set is just too many to list! My first thought:  those personalized clay ornaments that you find  at the mall or at a craft fair?  That is the look that I was going for, but on a card instead. You could easily transfer the idea to an ornament though!
I selected a snowman/woman to represent each member of my family :) I stamped them onto smooth, white cardstock and then trimmed out. Next I decided the placement for each onto the blue striped background paper.
You can add some shading to the snowpeople with a dab of grey ink and  a dauber or sponge.  For the faces I used pink chalk for the ladies' cheeks and an orange pencil for the noses.  
The ribbon (by Martha Stewart) completed my sentiment and blends in nicely with the beautiful base paper by Authentique!
Would you like to …

Newton's Nook Designs Reveal Day #2

Happy Tuesday and Welcome to Day #2 of the  NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS'  Holiday Release for October 2014 www.newtonsnookdesigns.com
Today's stamp reveal is "Holiday Hounds"

I just love this adorable set!  I stamped this ferocious little guy
onto brown cardstock and used some walnut ink and a sponge
dauber to shade around the bottom!


I pieced the rest of his attire after stamping onto different papers, cutting out and then gluing into place :)

The Christmasy papers are by Martha Stewart and the ribbon by May Arts!
Would you like to win “Holiday Hounds”?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!  Here's how to win:  Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below.  Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on  the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Friday, October…

Newton's Nook October New Release Reveal #1

Happy Monday and Welcome to Day #1 of the  NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS'  Holiday Release for October 2014 www.newtonsnookdesigns.com
Today's stamp reveal is "Winston's Home For Christmas"
I love the homespun feel that Winston evokes, so I went with a distress tag, gingham and jute to decorate this kraft gift box!

After stamping Winston onto a cream textured cardstock (with Staz On), I watercolored the image and then distressed with Walnut Ink spray. The image was cut out with an oval die and then distressed around the edges.
 The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of patterned paper and then trimmed out in a banner-tag fashion.
Ribbon and Jute String by May Arts and Gingham Paper by Jillibean Soup
Would you like to win “Winston’s Home for Christmas”?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!  Here's how to win:  Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below.  Make sure …