Monday, August 19, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Pumpkin Latte + coordinating Die

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge card, scroll down or click here!**


hello!
today is day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs August release!



this release has totally got me in the mood for fall!! I just need South Carolina weather to catch up! maybe in November...ha!

oh how I love all of these new stamps, stencils and dies!! just wait until you see it all! but in the mean time, check out what we're working with today: Pumpkin Latte + coordinating Die.
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on August 23rd, right here

for this card, I wanted to use rich, bold colors for fall!

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Autumn, Fall Card, cards #newtonsnook #inkblending #autumn #cards #distressinks

this was so fun to make! 
I started by using Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberries and Dried Marigold and ink blended them all together!
then I splattered some water to add a little texture. then I used the Falling Leaves Stencil and some white embossing paste to add to the background.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Autumn, Fall Card, cards #newtonsnook #inkblending #autumn #cards #distressinks

I LOVE the pumpkin spice theme, and this lady juggling some pumpkins just cracks me up! that's how I feel in the fall, too! 

Would you like to winthe “Pumpkin Latte”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #59 - See Through

happy Monday!
let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



yay!




what an adorable, and fun challenge! I *LOVE* the idea of something see through on your card!
I decided to make a Shadow Box card for this challenge - you can see right through it!


Wild Thing Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Shadowbox Card, cards, distress ink, ink blending, jungle #lawnfawn #jungle #inkblending #distressinks #shadowbox

eeep, super love how this came out!
I went with a jungle theme!
I stamped and colored the images from Wild for You and Critters and Jungle and then fussy cut them out!
I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color all of the images! clearly...they're my go to! ha!

I die cut the shadow box parts out of white cardstock, and ink blended with Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks. then I splattered water on it all to add some interest!


Wild Thing Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Shadowbox Card, cards, distress ink, ink blending, jungle #lawnfawn #jungle #inkblending #distressinks #shadowbox

I combined sentiments from Wild for You and Harold's ABC's to create the cute banner! 


Wild Thing Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Shadowbox Card, cards, distress ink, ink blending, jungle #lawnfawn #jungle #inkblending #distressinks #shadowbox

what I love *most* about shadow box cards is being able to continue the designs on each side!!! it really adds to the fun and excitement! and I've never been more in love with a snake, than that little guy! ha!


I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!

enjoy!




Friday, August 16, 2019

Sweet Stamp Shop August 2019 Release

hello!!
join me in welcoming the Sweet Stamp Shop back after a little hiatus that included a move for the company and sweet little baby for Nicole!

today I'm sharing the projects I made with the new sets and I hope they make you as happy as they make me!
because, honestly, my inner Lisa Frank fan is freaking out! ha!

my first card uses the new Roller Girl stamp set, which is amazing!!



see? that set, swoon!
I am SUCH a fan of roller skates and ANYthing 80s!
so here's my FUN card:


Roller Girl Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, handmade cards, roller skates, glitter, 80s, card, #sweetstampshop #rollerskates #cards #inkblending #distressinks

eeeep!
I popped up the skates and then added some glitter to the stars and the fire!!! looooove the glitter, which is PERFECT for the 80s feel!
and the top part of the background was ink blended with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade!

my second card uses the fun vegas-y Slot Machine stamp set!


7563 Pennies Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, cards, handmade cards, slot machine, vegas, birthday card #sweetstampshop #birthdaycard #slotmachine #gamble #zigcleancolorrealbrushmarkers

it's perfect for making cards for my husband who LOVES vegas!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them all out!
that sentiment CRACKS ME UP!! ha ha ha!! 
I can still remember playing nickel slots in college and jumping up and down and squealing when we 'won' what felt like a million coins!!! (it was 5 dollars...ha!!)

my last card uses the amazing USA Map stamp set...which I'm SUPER in love with!


A Few Good People Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, handmade cards, watercolor, USA map, map, card #sweetstampshop #cards #usamap #watercolor

and yes, I stamped, watercolored and fussy cut every SINGLE state...for those of you playing along at home, that's 50 images, some of which are SO SMALL! ha!! but they're PERFECT for making cards and adding to a planner! 
for my card I used most of the states, and arranged them in a rainbow order! 
the sentiment from the Whole World Stamp Set and was heat embossed in white and popped up with foam tape!

oh!! and I have to share the other stamp set being released: Summer Stickies!



who else is in LOVE with this, like I am?!

so that's the release!
what set is your favorite? tell me in the comments below and then snag it!
enjoy!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

wish you were here!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog and it just cracks me up!

Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, distress ink, ink blending, summer vacation, underwater, handmade cards, cards, #newtonsnook #inkblending #distressinks #cards #water #summer

this little kitty is dreaming of snorkeling in the deep blue, and I love it! ha!
I colored (with Zig Markers) the image from Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set and then fussy cut it out! 
I added it to the card with foam tape because I love dimension! ha!

Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, distress ink, ink blending, summer vacation, underwater, handmade cards, cards, #newtonsnook #inkblending #distressinks #cards #water #summer

the background was created with the Tropical Fish Stencil!
I started by ink blending the background in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks. then I placed the stencil on top and used the same colors, but with more pressure! once you lift the stencil up, it's like magic!

I heat embossed the sentiment in black onto some vellum, and then die cut it out with the Speech Bubbles Die Set!
I finished the card off with some Dew Drops in various sizes to add to the 'underwater' feel! ha!

be sure to check this out on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, too!
enjoy!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

sun-shiney day!

hello and happy Saturday!
today I have a card up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog...and it's BRIGHT and it's FUN and it's SUN-SHINEY!!

Wishing You Sunshiny Days Card by Samantha Mann, Avery Elle, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Shaped Card, #averyelle #zigmarkers #rainbow #cards #stencil #shapedcards

right?!
I love how this came out! I haven't made a fun shaped card in a while and these Avery Elle products have me smiling from ear to ear!
be sure to check it out on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog if you're feeling the rainbow love!
enjoy!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #58 - Interactive

happy Monday!
let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!


yay!


now this is what a challenge is all about!
I had a BALL pushing myself outside my limits and creating a magic picture changer card!

Shake Your Tail Feathers Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Magic Picture Changer, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #magicpicturechanger #interactive #distressink #inkblending #congratulations

so adorable and sweet, right?!
I used the Magic Picture Changer Dies and the Magic Picture Changer Add-On Dies to create this fun, interactive card! 

Shake Your Tail Feathers Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Magic Picture Changer, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #magicpicturechanger #interactive #distressink #inkblending #congratulations

I colored the peacock images from the Peacock Before 'n Afters stamp set with Copic Markers, and then masked it off and ink blended around it with Distress Inks! I used Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio.

Shake Your Tail Feathers Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Interactive Card, Magic Picture Changer, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #magicpicturechanger #interactive #distressink #inkblending #congratulations

I added some clouds from Plane and Simple and then used some white embossing paste with a star stencil to add more texture around the card!
the grass was ink blended with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks and then die cut with the Grassy Borders dies!

I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!


Saturday, July 27, 2019

balloon ice cream...? yes!

hello!
I have this sweet, cute encouragement card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog today!

Big Hugs for You Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, ice cream, balloons, encouragement card, cards, handmade cards, embossing paste, stencil #createasmile #stamps #summer #cards #icecream

I really LOVE how it came out! 
and yes, I know it's totally weird to combine balloons and ice-cream...but I still think it's cute! ha!
be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog to read all about how it came together!
enjoy!