Thursday, May 23, 2019

you're wheel-ie great!

hello!
today I have this fun, happy card up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog today!

You're Wheelie Great Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Birthday Card, Scooter, Card, #newtonsnook #birthdaycard #distressink #inkblending

love it!
it's so bright and happy and fun!
I colored all of the images from Newton Scoots By and Fabulous Frenchies with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies of both sets to cut them out!

You're Wheelie Great Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Birthday Card, Scooter, Card, #newtonsnook #birthdaycard #distressink #inkblending

the background was ink blended with Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks and the Sunscape Stencil! love the subtle rays! 
who wouldn't smile with this fun birthday card? ha!

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

the sky is the limit!

hello again!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
I kept it in the theme of the latest challenge, which is Spetacular Skies! loooooooove that challenge!

The Sky is the Limit Graduation Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Graduation, ink blending, cards, #inkblending #lawnfawn #cards #graduationcard

it's the PERFECT excuse for me to do some ink blending!! loooove this night sky!
I used Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks to create the gorgeous background! 
I used the Snowy Backdrops Die to create a stencil and used some white embossing paste to add the beautiful texture of the stars! 

The Sky is the Limit Graduation Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Graduation, ink blending, cards, #inkblending #lawnfawn #cards #graduationcard

I combined the bunnies from Hello Baby and Upon a Star! I just LOVE how the little bunny looks up at the big one! 
I also combined with with the mini Smart Cookie stamp set, to add the graduation cap! I love that it's so big on her head! like she has room to grow into her future! lol!

the plane and the clouds are from the super fun Plane and Simple stamp set!

be sure to play along with the challenge! and be sure to check this card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, too!
enjoy!

Monday, May 20, 2019

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop 2019

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


hello!

i'm so excited to be part of the To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop! you should have arrived here from Nonni Niskanen's blog! if not, no worries, you can always start at the beginning, by clicking here!



bees are SO important to our life, and we wanted to celebrate them!! you can read all about World Bee Day and the reasons bees are amazing, here!

and check out these AMAZING sponsors!!!]




Fantastic companies and artists are supporting the blog hop with incredible generosity. These are the prizes they have sponsored:
Bugaboo Stamps, $12 Gift Certificate to the Store
Clearly Besotted Stamps, £15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Create a Smile, 50€ Gift Certificate to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Honey Bee Stamps, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, $50 Gift Certificate to the Store
Kitty Bee Designs, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Mo’s Digital Pencil, $5 Store Credit
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Power Poppy, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Pretty Pink Posh, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Uniko, Clear Stamp Set (in stock) of winner’s choice



Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set to one lucky winner.
19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners. 
Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (24 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.
InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.
There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.
so now, on to my card!


There's No Place Like Comb Card by Samantha Mann for the To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop, ink blending, bee pun, cards, #lawnfawn #beepun #prettypinkposh #inkblending #oxideinks

I love how this card came out!
the purples of the Distress Oxide Inks are soooo sweet and subtle! I used Wilted Violet and Milled Lavendar! 
then I used a honeycomb stencil and some white embossing paste to add texture to the card!
the images are from the Pretty Pink Posh Bee Friends stamp set! they're so cute! I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out. but never fear! there are also coordinating dies, too!


There's No Place Like Comb Card by Samantha Mann for the To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop, ink blending, bee pun, cards, #lawnfawn #beepun #prettypinkposh #inkblending #oxideinks

the sentiment was created with Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABC's stamp set! I heat embossed it not a black strip of cardstock with white powder!

thank you SO much for hanging with me on World Bee Day!
next up on the hop is the INCREDIBLE Sonja Kerkhoffs

below is the whole list of hop participants!
Blog hop list:
  1. Milka Gubo 
  2. Alexandra Suta
  3. Alice Huang
  4. Amy Tsuruta
  5. Donna Mikasa
  6. Kathy Curry 
  7. Ksenija Rizova
  8. Larissa Walgemoed  
  9. Neha Bhatt 
  10. Nonni Niskanen
  11. Samantha Mann 
  12. Sonja Kerkhoffs 
  13. Tina Pavlovic 
  14. Valentina Bizjak 
  15. Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)
  16. Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
  17. Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
  18. Newton’s Nook Designs (sponsor)
  19. Paper Smooches (sponsor)
  20. Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
  21. Uniko (sponsor)
  22. Your Next Stamp (sponsor)

Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #53 - Spectacular Skies

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



yay!



eeeeeep!!
this is totally my jam!! LOOOOOOVE making skies on my cards!! and this time, I had an absolute BLAST!


Make a Wish Unicorn Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, birthday card, alcohol inks, rainbow, handmade cards #lawnfawn #alcoholinks #birthday

I used the adorable Winter Unicorn stamp set! I did some selective stamping, and masked off the scarf, so now it's an 'anytime' unicorn! lol!I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut it out!
the rainbow was ink blended with Distress Inks after it was die cut using the Rainbow die set! which is one of my favorite things!


Make a Wish Unicorn Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, birthday card, alcohol inks, rainbow, handmade cards #lawnfawn #alcoholinks #birthday

I used alcohol inks to create the fun background!! I used yellows and golds for the sky! and a teal color for the clouds! then I used the Outside In Stitched Cloud Stackables dies to die cut out the clouds!  


the sentiment from Party Animal, was heat embossed in black onto vellum, and then I fussy cut around it and attached it to the card!

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

enjoy!




Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sweet Stamp Shop May 2019 Release!

hello there!

I'm so excited to share the new Sweet Stamp Shop May release!



all of the stamp sets are adorable, cute and punny! totally my style! lol!!
ha!

my first card uses the awesome Visiting San Francisco stamp set!


There's No Place Like San Francisco Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, handmade card, watercolor, #sweetstampshop #watercolor #cards

love it!
I added watercolor in Peacock Feathers for the 'bay' water, and Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed yellows for the sunny sky! 
I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam tape! love the dimension! 

my second card uses the sweet James 1:17 stamp set!


Every Good and Perfect Gift Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, handmade card, religious, baby, distress oxide, ink blending #sweetstampshop #inkblending #babycard #distressoxide

I am in LOOOOVE with that sweet bunny and balloon image! 
it's sooooo cute!
The images were popped up with foam tape against the ink blended backgrounds! the sky was created with Distress Oxide Inks Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers. the grass was created with Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron! then I sprinkled some water on top!

my last card uses the super cool and FUN Succulents stamp set!


Aloe You Vera Much Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, handmade card, ink blending, succulents, #sweetstampshop #inkblending #distressoxide #cards

looooove those cute plants!
I ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio! such a pretty color combination!




love them!
there's also a planner words set being released, so be sure to check that one out, too!

those little unicorn-ice creams have got me all heart eyes and squeals!! they're so cute, and the phrases are JUST PERFECTION and so funny!! ha!!


don't you love them?
I used some white embossing paste and a star stencil to create the background, and then popped up those cuties for some dimension!!

Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork Card by Samantha Mann, Sweet Stamp Shop, handmade card, unicorns, ice-cream, stamps, stamping #sweetstampshop #cards #handmadecards

and the Ride or Die set is SO COOL, too!!

Ride or Die Best Friends Card by Samantha Mann, Sweet Stamp Shop, distress ink, handmade card, scooter, stamps, #sweetstampshop, #cards

I used some Distress Inks to create the background, and I just LOVE how it looks like they're riding into the sunset, well at least that was my intent!!

Isn't this just such a fun and happy release?! be sure to follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Instagram and in their Facebook group for all of the details and even MORE inspiration!!

enjoy!

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Walking Woofs + coordinating Die

hello!
we made it!
it's the last day of Newton's Nook Designs May release!


I am super in love with this release, it's FUN and happy and so exciting!
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: Walking Woofs + 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 May 17th, right here

this set reminds me SO much of the movie 101 Dalmatians! I just love this posh lady walking all these cute dogs!!

You Can Never Have Too Much Happy Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, ink blending, distress inks, dog walker, stencil #newtonsnookdesigns #inkblending #cards #handamdecards

this was so fun to make! 
I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images, along with the coordinating dies to die cut it out! 
and I decided to make a different sized card - it's long and skinny! it fits into a normal sized letter envelope!

You Can Never Have Too Much Happy Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, ink blending, distress inks, dog walker, stencil #newtonsnookdesigns #inkblending #cards #handamdecards

I used the Sunscape Stencil to create the warm, morning sunshine with Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade! 
the grass and hills were made with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks that were die cut with the Land Borders Die Set.

and the clouds were die cut with the Sky Borders Die Set, and ink blended with Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers!
love it!


Would you like to win the “Walking Woofs” 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Newton Cleans Up + coordinating Die

hello!
today we're sharing Day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs May release!


I am super in love with this release, it's FUN and happy and so exciting!
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 Cleans Up + 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 May 17th, right here

I love this set SO much!
my first card is interactive!

My Life Would Suck Without You Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slider Card, Interactive, Ink Blending, Cards #distressoxide #inkblending #handmadecards #slider #newtonsnookdesigns

this was so fun to make! 
I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images, along with the coordinating dies to die cut it out! 
and the vacuum actually slides!!! see? it's really vacuuming! lol! I added the sequins to mimic the 'dust' or 'dirt' that's being vacuumed! ha! 

My Life Would Suck Without You Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slider Card, Interactive, Ink Blending, Cards #distressoxide #inkblending #handmadecards #slider #newtonsnookdesigns

I used the Plaid Stencil Set to create the 'wallpaper' with Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers. 
the 'ground' was created with the Hardwood Stencil and Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks! 
I really love this!

my second card has an itty, bitty rainbow! 

Skip the Dishes and Go to Lunch Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, ink blending, handmade cards, embossing paste, dishes #newtonsnookdesigns #cards #kitchen

I love this! I created a little nod to a table cloth with a Framework Die Set, which I cut on an angle! I added the new Cascading Stars Stencil with white embossing paste for some texture!

Skip the Dishes and Go to Lunch Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, ink blending, handmade cards, embossing paste, dishes #newtonsnookdesigns #cards #kitchen

I colored these images with Zig Markers again, and then cut them out with the coordinating die! 
I did minimal ink blending with Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers to help the little kitty pop with the rainbow of dirty dishes! 

Would you like to win the “Newton Cleans Up” 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: