Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Festive Fawns + coordinating Dies

welcome to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs Holiday release!




this release has totally got me in the mood for all things holidays and Christmas!! I just need South Carolina weather to catch up - it's so hot! 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: Festive Fawns + 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 October 18th, right here

this set is just darling to the CORE and I love each and every image!!
and this card is my FAVORITE one that I made for this release!

Oh, Deer Christmas is Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas card, cards, stencil, embossing paste, distress inks, ink blending #newtonsnook #christmas #cards #stencil

I stamped and colored all of these lights with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
I used the Forest Scene Builder Die Set to create the birch trees! then I used a grey Distress Ink and some grey watercolor markers to add color to them!

Oh, Deer Christmas is Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas card, cards, stencil, embossing paste, distress inks, ink blending #newtonsnook #christmas #cards #stencil

I also used the Land Borders Die Set to add to the hilly background!
and speaking of the background, I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers to ink blend the background. then I splattered some water on top. 
once it was dry, I used white embossing paste and the Snowfall Stencil to add texture to the background!

Would you like to win the “Festive Fawns” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th. 

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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Christmas Trimmings and Holiday Lights + coordinating Dies, Ornaments & Light Strings Stencils

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



this release has totally got me in the mood for all things holidays and Christmas!! I just need South Carolina weather to catch up - it's so hot! 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: Christmas Trimmings and Holiday Lights + coordinating Dies, Ornaments & Light Strings Stencils.
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 October 18th, right here

my first card uses the sweet little Holiday Lights stamp set!

Light Up the Holidays Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, cards, light bulbs, #newtonsnook #stencil #christmas #cards

I stamped and colored all of these lights with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!

Light Up the Holidays Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, cards, light bulbs, #newtonsnook #stencil #christmas #cards

in the background, I used some white embossing paste and the Petite Snow Stencil to create a little bit of texture in the background!
once they were attached to the card, I used the Stickles to add some glitter to the lights!! LOOOVE that look!

my next card uses the sweet, adorable images from Christmas Trimmings!

Happy Holidays With All the Trimmings Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Holiday, Christmas, embossing paste, stencil, snow, cards #christmas #cards #distressinks #newtonsnook

I just love that holiday-theme and cute girl image!
I used Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers to ink blend the sky, then used some (more) white embossing paste and the Petite Snow Stencil to add a little texture!

Happy Holidays With All the Trimmings Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Holiday, Christmas, embossing paste, stencil, snow, cards #christmas #cards #distressinks #newtonsnook

I couldn't resist a little bit of pink wash down the side!

Would you like to win the “Christmas Trimmings” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th. 

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #62 - Halloween Mood Board

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 halloween themed challenge! and I looooooove the colors! soooo inspiring! 
I had a blast making this card! 


Happy Howl-oween Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Halloween, Distress Inks, Ink blending, costumes, cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressinks #inkblending #halloween #cards

I am so in love with those cute dressed-up pups from Happy Howl-oween! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color all of the images and then fussy cut them out!

I used Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks to ink blend the night sky. and Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade for the moon glow!
the ground was ink blended with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and then die cut out with the Grassy Border dies set!


Happy Howl-oween Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Halloween, Distress Inks, Ink blending, costumes, cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressinks #inkblending #halloween #cards

then I splattered some water, ink color and Liquid Stardust to add to the night sky! 
I also stamped some of the clouds from Plane and Simple to add to the sky, too! then I used heat embossed the sentiments in white!

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

enjoy!




Sunday, October 6, 2019

boo-yah!

hello and happy Sunday!
today I have a card up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog!!
and I'm joining in the World Card Making Day fun by using that amazing, special mood board!!!!
you have until tonight to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift card to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop!

Boo-yah Halloween Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, ghosts, costumes, halloween, cards, card making, embossing paste, stencil, glitter #lawnfawn #halloweencard #halloween #ghosts #costumes #zigmarkers

eeeeep!
super in love with these dressed hip ghosts!! ha!
hope you play along, and be sure to check out the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog for the details!
enjoy!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

every little thing is gonna BEE alright

hello!
today I have an adorable critter-ish card up on the Create a Smile stamps blog!
I really love how it came out!

Every Little Thing is Gonna BEE Alright Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, bee, cards, handmade cards, distress inks, ink blending, encouragement card, #createasmile #stamps #bees #distressinks #inkblending #encouragement

so cute, right?
be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog if you want to read more about how to make it! 
enjoy!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Create a Smile Stamps September Release 2019

I'm so excited to be able to share this adorable new Create a Smile Stamps today!!



my project is actually a layout!
I used the new Banners stamp set!

Let's Hear it for the Boys Layout by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Scrapbook, Layout, Mixed Media, embossing paste, stencil, #createasmile #scrapbook #layout #mixedmedia #embossingpaste #scrapbooking

so fun!!
I started by using the packaging technique to add the watercolor background! I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn!

once it was dry, I stamped the banners (I used them as triangles, ha!) in the coordinating Distress Oxide Inks!

Let's Hear it for the Boys Layout by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Scrapbook, Layout, Mixed Media, embossing paste, stencil, #createasmile #scrapbook #layout #mixedmedia #embossingpaste #scrapbooking

I also used the perviously released Clear Letters stamp set to help create the title, which I love!!

I also used the Big Stars Polka Stencil and some white embossing paste to add a little extra texture to the layout!

Let's Hear it for the Boys Layout by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Scrapbook, Layout, Mixed Media, embossing paste, stencil, #createasmile #scrapbook #layout #mixedmedia #embossingpaste #scrapbooking

I finished the layout with some embellishing and the tiny Fruitalicious Enamel Stickers! loooooove those colors together!
be sure to check out the Create a Smile Stamps blog and website to grab you new favorite release!!
enjoy!


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

thankful for you, so mush!

hello again!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Blog post, and it's super fun, and super fall-themed!

Thankful for You So Much Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Autumn, cards, sewing, fall, mushrooms, garden, #lawnfawn #lawnafawnatics #cards #fall #autumn #thankyoucard

loooooove it!
I used some almost navy cardstock for the background, and die cut out a bunch of vellum, and polka-dotted leaves using the Stitched Leaves dies!
I attached them to the background by using my sewing machine to stitch them all together! 

Thankful for You So Much Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Autumn, cards, sewing, fall, mushrooms, garden, #lawnfawn #lawnafawnatics #cards #fall #autumn #thankyoucard

then I stamped the mushrooms and grass patches about 100 times (that just might be a bit of an exaggeration, but...who's counting? lol!) and colored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! 
once they were colored, I fussy cut them out and then arranged them in rainbow order! 
all of the images (including that little snail!! is from the super sweet Gleeful Gardens stamp set!

the sentiment is from the new Tree Before 'n Afters stamp set!

I finished off the card with some stickles on the dots of the mushrooms! 
be sure to check out the card on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, and play along with the fun Awesome Autumn challenge
enjoy!