Friday, February 28, 2020

Create a Smile Stamps February 2020 Release!

hello!!!

I'm so excited to share some of the new February Create a Smile Stamps release with you!!
there are SO many stamps and stencils being released, and they're all so creative and FUN!



my first card uses the beautiful Magnolia stamp set!


Magnolia Flower Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, gesso, Flowers, Copics, Copic Markers, Just Because, Encouragement, Cards, Handmade Cards, #cards #createasmile #stamping #magnolia #flowers #copic #copiccoloring

swoon! love those images SO much! 
coloring flowers is NOT my strong suit, and I even went with soft colors - another thing outside of my comfort zone!! but I still like how this came out!
I colored all of the images with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out with a small white border!


Magnolia Flower Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, gesso, Flowers, Copics, Copic Markers, Just Because, Encouragement, Cards, Handmade Cards, #cards #createasmile #stamping #magnolia #flowers #copic #copiccoloring

for the background, I used a wide, dry paintbrush, and some black gesso! love the brushstrokes! 
also, all of the flowers were popped up with foam tape!
then I heat embossed the sentiment in white using the Just Saying Hello stamp set

my second card combined the new Pepperific stamp set and Look Here stencil!


For the Most Pepper-ific Dad Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Father's Day, Cards, Handmade Cards, Cardmaking, Stencil, Embossing Paste, Pepper, #cards #createasmile #fathersday #fathersdaycard

so FUN!!!!
I decided to color the pepper like a yellow pepper, just for fun! and then I thought, well I might as well go all in and use some dark blue cardstock for the base! I love the combination of the complimentary colors here! it really helps the yellow pop!!


For the Most Pepper-ific Dad Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Father's Day, Cards, Handmade Cards, Cardmaking, Stencil, Embossing Paste, Pepper, #cards #createasmile #fathersday #fathersdaycard

and speaking of the yellow, I accented some of the arrows that I used with the stencil and embossing paste, with some of the chevron shapes from the Sending Sunshine Enamel Stickers! such a fun little detail!

my last card was created with both the Quill & Ink stamp set and perfect Splotch Stencil!


Ink and Quill Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Stencil, distress inks, Ink Blending, Just Because, Hello, Cards, Handmade Cards, Cardmaking #ink #quill #stamps #createasmile #cards #inkblending

looooooooooove!!!!
eeeeep! I used Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold to ink blend that splotch! then I colored the ink bottle in the same colors! 
I popped up the bottle and the quill with foam tape! 


Ink and Quill Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Stencil, distress inks, Ink Blending, Just Because, Hello, Cards, Handmade Cards, Cardmaking #ink #quill #stamps #createasmile #cards #inkblending

I also splattered some water and ink color around the big stenciled area! and finished it off with some white gel pen accents to the images!

I hope these cards have you inspired! be sure to check out the Create a Smile Stamps blog so you can see all of the other AMAZING and inspiring creations by the DT!!! 
and be sure to grab your favorite items here, in the shop!

enjoy!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

paw-some puppy wishes!

hello!
today I have a sweet birthday card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Have a Paw-some Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Birthday, Puppy, Cards, Distress Inks, Clouds, Stencil, Ink Blending, #cards, #newtonsnook #puppy #birthday #birthdaycard #inkblend

I love it!
all of the images are from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set! I stamped them out, then colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! once they were all dry, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! so easy! 

Have a Paw-some Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Birthday, Puppy, Cards, Distress Inks, Clouds, Stencil, Ink Blending, #cards, #newtonsnook #puppy #birthday #birthdaycard #inkblend

for the background, I used the Clouds Stencil to create the sweet, puffy clouds! I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade to ink blend! the orange-y/coral color was the two ink blended together! LOVE how it looks! then I splattered some water and color over the clouds! 

Have a Paw-some Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Birthday, Puppy, Cards, Distress Inks, Clouds, Stencil, Ink Blending, #cards, #newtonsnook #puppy #birthday #birthdaycard #inkblend

I stamped bunch of the smaller images on the side of the card in black ink, to add a pop of contrast! love it!!! I just think that birthday pup is so sweet!

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

good times in the summer layout!

hello hello!
today I have a layout up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!

Good Times, Good Summer Layout by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook, Mixed Media, Watercolor, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #scrapbook #scrapbooking #layout

I know, I know, a layout - it's not a lot of people's jam, but I do like to make one every now and again! 
and I thought that it would be in keeping with the theme of the current challenge - bringing it back! ha!

I did some watercoloring on the background, and then stamped some clouds from the Plane & Simple stamp set up and down the watercolored area!
I also stamped hearts around the clouds, too!

Good Times, Good Summer Layout by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook, Mixed Media, Watercolor, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #scrapbook #scrapbooking #layout

oh yeah! I also used some embossing paste and a stencil to add some circles on the watercolored area, just to add a little texture!

then I just embellished the area with various wood veneers and buttons I had in my stash! 

also, as part of the bring it back challenge, I used some ribbon to frame my photo! ribbon!!! I can't remember the last time I used it not on a  tag! so fun to break it out again!

Good Times, Good Summer Layout by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook, Mixed Media, Watercolor, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #scrapbook #scrapbooking #layout

be sure to check out the layout on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog! or if layouts are not your thing, then...carry on with your day! lol! 
enjoy!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

you arrrgghhhh a treasure!

hello!!
today I have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog and I really LOVE how it came out!

You Arrrgghhhh a Treasure Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Watercolor, Cards, Handmade Cards, Thank You Card, pirate, koala, #watercolor #ocean #wave #pirate #createasmile #cards

I did lots of watercoloring in the background!
to check out the whole card, be sure to head over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
enjoy!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Easter Lily + coordinating Die, Hello Spring

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Let's Get Cracking on Christmas card (and GIVEAWAY!) with Jenn Shurkus, scroll down or click here!**

and just like *that* it's the last day of Newton's Nook Designs' February release!



this release has totally got me giving alllll the heart eyes! 

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: Easter Lily + coordinating Die, Hello Spring.
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 February 21st, right here

my first card uses the goooooorgeous Easter Lily stamp set! wow!

Easter Blessings Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cards, Easter, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Spring, Lilies, #newtonsnook #easter #eastercard #cards #inkblending #lilies

all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with their coordinating dies!
for the background strip, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade to ink blend. then I used some sparkly embossing paste and the Sunscape Stencil to mimic the sun's rays!

Easter Blessings Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cards, Easter, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Spring, Lilies, #newtonsnook #easter #eastercard #cards #inkblending #lilies

so pretty, right? 
and I really love that detail and texture in the background!

my next card uses the Hello Spring mini stamp set!

Hello Spring Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Spring, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #zigmarkers #cards #spring

again...rainbow!!!
ha - you weren't going to get away that easily!
I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out!

then I stamped it all again on the grey cardstock, and popped up my colored images!

Hello Spring Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Spring, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #zigmarkers #cards #spring

I used some white clouds at the bottom using the Sky Borders Die Set, and then placed the whole front little panel on top of some texture!
I used white embossing paste and the new Petite Flowers stencil - such a subtle and pretty detail on the base of the card!

Would you like to win the “Easter Lily” or the “Hello Spring” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Get Cracking on Christmas: Peas on Earth

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Newton's Nook Designs February release post, scroll down or click 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 for a chance to win!

for my card, I used a bunch of different Lawn Fawn sets!



Peas on Earth Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Galaxy, Watercolor, Christmas, Christmas Cards, Peas, handmade cards, #cards #lawnfawn #christmas #christmascard #peasonearth #pun

love it!

the earth and stars are from the Out of This World stamp set! eeeep! and of course, the peas are from Be Hap-pea stamp set! I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! 
I just love all of those cute little peas all snuggled up with the earth! ha!




I used Harold's ABCs to create the custom phrase which was heat embossed in white on the vellum banner! I die cut the banner using the Fancy Folded Banners dies

I watercolored the background to create the galaxy! then I splattered some white acrylic paint on top to create the stars! 

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too, for a chance to win a prize!
enjoy!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Newton’s Rain Boots + coordinating Dies

we're smack in the middle of Newton's Nook Designs' February release!



this release has totally got me giving alllll the heart eyes! 

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 Rain Boots + 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 February 21st, right here

eeeeep!
hello rainbow! ha!

Get Wellie Soon Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Get Well Card, Cards, handmade cards, rainbow, distress inks, ink blending, embossing paste, stencil, #newtonsnook #getwell #cards #getwellcard #rainbow #distressinks #inkblending

all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with their coordinating dies!
to create the bright, happy rainbow, I used Distress Inks...in what felt like ALL the colors! ha! as well as two pieces of masking tape! and I just moved the tape after I ink blended each diagonal stipe! 
then I splattered some water and white acrylic paint on top!

Get Wellie Soon Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Get Well Card, Cards, handmade cards, rainbow, distress inks, ink blending, embossing paste, stencil, #newtonsnook #getwell #cards #getwellcard #rainbow #distressinks #inkblending

but I didn't stop there - oh no! ha!
I theeeeeeen, used the new Raindrops Stencil and some pearlescent embossing paste to add the shiny, happy rain! ha!

I looooove the bright rainbow on this get well card! I'm really hoping it helps send the get well cheer!
I stamped the phrase onto a black speech bubble I die cut using the Speech Bubbles Die Set, and heat embossed it in white!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rain Boots” 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 February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: