Thursday, January 21, 2021

Get Cracking on Christmas - Chrismtas time is (STILL) here

hello!!!
today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus as she continues to Get Cracking on those Christmas cards!! I'm sooooooooo excited to be joining her since I'm still in the Christmas card-making mode! ha!!


be sure to join in the Christmas fun!!

if you create a project, share it on social media with the tag: #getcrackingonchristmas and comment on Jenn's blog!
as an added bonus! Jenn will be doing a Facebook live each month!
This month's LIVE will be on her Facebook page, Friday Jan 22 at 8:30p ET
www.facebook.com/jennshurkus.artist


ok, let's get onto my card!

I used the adorable Be Jolly stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps!

Tis the Season to be Jolly Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas, Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Inks, Christmas, Cards, Card Making, Stencil, #createasmilestamps #createasmile #christmas #christmascard #christmascards #cardmaking #getcrackingonchristmas

so cute!
I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! I added some stickles to the highlighted areas, too!! because...sparkle!!
for the background, I used Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron to do a little ink blending. then I splattered some water and white acrylic paint on top!


Tis the Season to be Jolly Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas, Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Inks, Christmas, Cards, Card Making, Stencil, #createasmilestamps #createasmile #christmas #christmascard #christmascards #cardmaking #getcrackingonchristmas

once the background was dry, I used the Twinkle Stencil and some glittery embossing paste to add even more shine and sparkle!!

thanks so much for checking out my card!
be sure to check in with Jenn Shurkus on her blog for all of the prize and challenge details!
enjoy!

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - Newton’s Mug & Love Café + coordinating dies

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my first Get Cracking on Christmas Card of the new year, scroll down or click here!**

suddenly, I blinked and the last day of the Newton's Nook Designs' January release!
and as you can tell, it's all about that loving feeling! yay!


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: Newton’s Mug & Love Café + coordinating dies!
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 January 22nd, right here

any coffee lovers here? then today is your day!
my first card uses the Newton's Mug image!

A Big Cup of Thanks Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cut, Stencil, Cards, Cardmaking #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending

coffee + rainbows, I think so! lol!
I die cut out a heart image using the new Heart Frames Die Set and then used it as a mask when I did all of the rainbow ink blending! then, as usual, I splattered water and white acrylic ink all over everything! lol!

A Big Cup of Thanks Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cut, Stencil, Cards, Cardmaking #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending

I also stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out with the coordinating dies! I used the Speech Bubbles Die Set to heat emboss the sentiment on and then pop up with foam tape!

my 2nd card uses the Love Cafe stamp set and dies!

Love is in the Air Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Disress Inks, Ink Blending, Coffee, Love, Cards, Handmade Cards, Cardmaking, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #stencil #distressinks #inkblending

oh yeah! more rainbow and coffee love! I used the new Slimline stencils landscape hearts, and used the actual hearts as masks!! then, I used the Hardwood Stencil and Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress inks to create the background! then I used the Mugs Stencil and some embossing paste to add a little texture!

Love is in the Air Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Disress Inks, Ink Blending, Coffee, Love, Cards, Handmade Cards, Cardmaking, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #stencil #distressinks #inkblending

then I die cut out the slimline panel with the Slimline Frames & Portholes dies to add the scallop border!

Love is in the Air Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Disress Inks, Ink Blending, Coffee, Love, Cards, Handmade Cards, Cardmaking, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #stencil #distressinks #inkblending



Would you like to win the “Newton’s Mug” or the “Love Café” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!


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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - Love Emergency + Coordinating Die Set

hello and welcome to day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs' January release!
and as you can tell, it's all about that loving feeling! yay!


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: Love Emergency + coordinating die set!
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 January 22nd, right here

I am loving this adorable, unique, fun take on love cards with these emergency vehicles! clearly, so perfect to use year round, too!

Fired Up for You Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Shaker, Shaker Card, Cardmaking, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cards #handmadecards #cardmaking #shakercard

ha!!! so in love with this shaker card!! ha! I started by ink blending the entire background in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold Distress Inks! then I splattered some water, ink color and white acrylic ink on top!
once that was dry, I used the Essential Alphabet die set to die cut out the 'wee-ooo' letters! lol!

Fired Up for You Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Shaker, Shaker Card, Cardmaking, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cards #handmadecards #cardmaking #shakercard

I also stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out with the coordinating dies! I popped them up against the background with foam tape!

Fired Up for You Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Shaker, Shaker Card, Cardmaking, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cards #handmadecards #cardmaking #shakercard

for the shaker bits, I used white and clear sequins in various sizes, white seed beads, and clear stars! love the little shine!

Would you like to win the “Love Emergency” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!


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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - Smitten Kittens + coordinating die, Two new Slimline Masking Stencil Sets

hello and welcome to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs' January release!
and as you can tell, it's all about that loving feeling! yay!

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: Smitten Kittens + coordinating die, Two new Slimline Masking Stencil Sets!
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 January 22nd, right here


these kittens are absolutely the CUTEST! and I love them so much!! I see many cards with these cuties in my future! ha!

Pawsing to Send a Happy Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stenci, Cardmaking, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending #cardmaking

eeeeep!! cutest!
I stamped and then colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! once it was dry, I used the coordinating die cuts to cut them out! so easy!

Pawsing to Send a Happy Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stenci, Cardmaking, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending #cardmaking

I used Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral to ink blend a little rainbow sunset! then I placed the Sunscape Stencil on top and used the same colors to darken in the rays!

once that was done, I splattered some water on top and then used the Cloudy Sky Stencil and some white embossing paste to add the texture!

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kittens” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!


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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Monday, January 18, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - Heartfelt Love & Heartfelt Roses + Heart Frames Die Set

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


yay! we're off to a new year
of inspiration with Newton's Nook Designs' January release!

and as you can tell, it's all about that loving feeling! yay!

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: Heartfelt Love & Heartfelt Roses + Heart Frames Die Set  (which you can use with existing Banner Trio Dies!!)
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 January 22nd, right here


I love these sets!
they're so fun and it's so easy to get creative!

Heartfelt Collection Cards by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Heart Shaped, Card, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, heat embossing, Die Cuts, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #shapecard #heartshape #heatembossing #diecuts

I started by stamping the Heartfelt Love image in black onto some light kraft cardstock! then I cut a bunch of strips of cardstock in pinks, reds and beige, and heatembossed the image in clear on top! then I popped up the whole striped part with cardstock!

Heartfelt Collection Cards by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Heart Shaped, Card, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, heat embossing, Die Cuts, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #shapecard #heartshape #heatembossing #diecuts

I also heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock! I finished the card off with a few white sequins in a variety of sizes!

my next card uses the Heartfelt Roses and Heart Frames Die Set together into a beautiful shaped card!

Heartfelt Collection Cards by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Heart Shaped, Card, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, heat embossing, Die Cuts, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #shapecard #heartshape #heatembossing #diecuts

I heat embossed the sentiment onto a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set onto some back cardstock! then I popped it up with foam tape!
I colored the beautiful image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then added it to some green ink blended background fun! I splattered all of the heart layers with water and acrylic paint!

Heartfelt Collection Cards by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Heart Shaped, Card, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, heat embossing, Die Cuts, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #shapecard #heartshape #heatembossing #diecuts

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Love”  or the “ Heartfelt Roses” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #93 - Lots of Love

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



yay!


eeeeep!! I love love-inspired cards!!
i used the new Special Delivery stamps and dies for my card!

Owl You Need is Love Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Valentine's Day Card, Love Card, Owls, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, sky, Card Making, Cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #valentinesday #cards #cardmaking #heatembossing #diecuts

those owls are just the cutest thing ever!
I stamped and colored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, along with the clouds from Plane and Simple!

Owl You Need is Love Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Valentine's Day Card, Love Card, Owls, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, sky, Card Making, Cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #valentinesday #cards #cardmaking #heatembossing #diecuts

for the background, I used Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold to ink blending! after that was complete, I die cut out some Puffy Clouds from white cardstock to use as a stencil, and then used some white ink to create the soft cloudy background! so fun!

Owl You Need is Love Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Valentine's Day Card, Love Card, Owls, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, sky, Card Making, Cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #valentinesday #cards #cardmaking #heatembossing #diecuts

lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment onto the Fancy Wavy borders in vellum, and then added it to the card!
the owls were attached with foam tape for a little dimension to match the banner!

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

Sunday, January 10, 2021

winter camera!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawn blog featuring the Magic Iris Camera Add-On and Magic Iris Camera Pull-tab Add-On dies!

Winter Camera Interactive Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Magic Iris Camera, Interactive, Stencil, Snowflakes, Owl, Special Delivery, #lawnfawn #magiciriscamera #interactivecard #cardmaking #cards #specialdelivery #diecutting #pulltab

so fun!
I used various shades of blue cardstocks for the camera in Blue Jay and Mermaid! I also used a few shades of grey in Dolphin, Narwhal and Storm Cloud., as well as Black Licorice for the lens. then, I used some clear glittery paste and the Snowflake Trio Stencil along the lighter blue panel!

Winter Camera Interactive Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Magic Iris Camera, Interactive, Stencil, Snowflakes, Owl, Special Delivery, #lawnfawn #magiciriscamera #interactivecard #cardmaking #cards #specialdelivery #diecutting #pulltab

I love that the picture pops up, too! an interactive element on a card is always great!
I stamped the images from Special Delivery and then colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! once they were colored and dry, I die cut them out with their coordinating dies!

Winter Camera Interactive Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Magic Iris Camera, Interactive, Stencil, Snowflakes, Owl, Special Delivery, #lawnfawn #magiciriscamera #interactivecard #cardmaking #cards #specialdelivery #diecutting #pulltab

the cool blues are so sweet, and I love how they make you think of winter, even as it sends you lots of love and happy messages in the little letter images!

Winter Camera Interactive Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Magic Iris Camera, Interactive, Stencil, Snowflakes, Owl, Special Delivery, #lawnfawn #magiciriscamera #interactivecard #cardmaking #cards #specialdelivery #diecutting #pulltab

lastly, the whole camera panel is popped up on top of white woodgrain!
be sure to check the card out on the Lawn Fawn blog, too!
enjoy!