Monday, December 6, 2021

Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog Hop for Vanessa!

hello everyone!

as you may or may not know, Vanessa, the owner of Butterfly Reflections Ink, is starting radiation today for a tumor in her brain!
we wanted to get a few of the team together show our support with a blog hop and to give her alllllll the encouragement we can!!

most importantly...be sure to wish Vanessa good luck and good vibes as she begins this necessary, scary and brave journey!

for my card, I used Crafty Friends by Paperie Ink for those cute cute cute critters!

Sending Big Hugs Card by Samantha Mann, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Encouragement Card, Cards, Card Making, Die Cuts, Stencil, Distress Oxide Inks, Paperie Ink, #butterflyreflectionsink #paperieink #distressinks #inkblending #stencil

I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! of course, since the card was for Vanessa, I had to use tooooooons of purples! ha!


Sending Big Hugs Card by Samantha Mann, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Encouragement Card, Cards, Card Making, Die Cuts, Stencil, Distress Oxide Inks, Paperie Ink, #butterflyreflectionsink #paperieink #distressinks #inkblending #stencil

I used some Fog Cardstock for the base. and then ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks in Seedless Preserves and Milled Lavender on most of the card. then I used the Carta Bella Pumpkin Spice Stencil with the same colors to add some texture!


Sending Big Hugs Card by Samantha Mann, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Encouragement Card, Cards, Card Making, Die Cuts, Stencil, Distress Oxide Inks, Paperie Ink, #butterflyreflectionsink #paperieink #distressinks #inkblending #stencil

then I die cut out the big phrase with the Giant Sending Big Hugs die from Lawn Fawn in white, and popped it up with foam tape!
I finished the card off with some sequins and that's the card!

don't forget to wish Vanessa good vibes and happy thoughts! we love her!
enjoy!

bah hum-pug!

**this is my 3rd post of the day! what?! I know! to check out my Lawn Fawnatics Challenge card click here, to see my encouragement card for Vanessa click here, or just scroll down and enjoy the road!**


hello and happy Monday!
today I have this fun card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Bah Hum-Pug Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs Card, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cuts, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Deco Foil, Pugs #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #decofoil #distressinks #inkblending #christmascard #cardmaking

doesn't that pug just crack you up?! I love that he's looking over his shoulder like he's sooooo inconvenienced! lol! hilarious!
I started by coloring the pug from Pug Hugs and hat from Newton's Christmas Kittens with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating die sets to cut them out!


Bah Hum-Pug Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs Card, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cuts, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Deco Foil, Pugs #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #decofoil #distressinks #inkblending #christmascard #cardmaking

for the background, I used Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina to ink blend! then I used the Lights Sting Stencil Set!

I used Shattered Glass Gold Foil for the lights, and white embossing paste for the string portion! I also added a little puffy ball on the santa hat!


Bah Hum-Pug Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs Card, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cuts, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Deco Foil, Pugs #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #decofoil #distressinks #inkblending #christmascard #cardmaking

lastly, I used the Essential Alphabet Die Set to create that custom phrase! so fun!

be sure to check out the card on the Newton's Nook Design's blog, if you're feeling like it!
enjoy!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 114 - Sketch

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



yay! 


this sketch is so fun, and super versatile!
instead of stars, I decided to use reindeer repeated in my background! 
 
Merry Reindeer Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Christmas, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxides, Ink Blendng, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #lawnfawnaticschallenge #distressoxideinks #inkblending #cardmaking #cards #christmas #reindeer
 
I stamped the reindeer from Ho-Ho-Holidays and colored them all in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I even made sure to color one of the noses red! then I used Glossy Accents on top of the red nose, for a little extra shine!  
 
Merry Reindeer Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Christmas, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxides, Ink Blendng, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #lawnfawnaticschallenge #distressoxideinks #inkblending #cardmaking #cards #christmas #reindeer
 
I used Distress Oxide Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron over white cardstock. then I used the water and white acrylic ink to add some snowy texture.

Merry Reindeer Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Christmas, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxides, Ink Blendng, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #lawnfawnaticschallenge #distressoxideinks #inkblending #cardmaking #cards #christmas #reindeer
 
lastly, I heat embossed in white, onto some Black Licorice Cardstock. it's from the Toboggan Together stamp set!
then I fussy cut it out, added foam tape, and then layered it on top of a strip of vellum.

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

Friday, December 3, 2021

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop 2021

happy friday!
today, I'm so excited to participate in Newton's Nook Designs' Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!


this is one of my favorite blog hops of the year!
be sure to hop around to all the stops for the BEST chances to win! there are some AMAZING special guests, and it's going to be FUN!

for my card, I used the super cute and winter-magic-y Poinsettia Blooms stamps and dies!


Christmas Poinsettia Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Clear Stamps, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #cardmaking #handmadecards #poinsettia

I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! I think the mice are just soooo sweet and I love how you can color the images in almost any color combo! i went for reds, corals and pinks! and kept the thorny leaves a neutral, almost light gold!
 
Christmas Poinsettia Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Clear Stamps, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #cardmaking #handmadecards #poinsettia

I used the Music Stencil and some sparkly clear embossing paste to add subtle texture to the background! then I splattered the light grey cardstock with white acrylic paint! (I also splattered white acrylic paint on all of the images I colored and die cut!

Christmas Poinsettia Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Clear Stamps, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #cardmaking #handmadecards #poinsettia

lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment from Sentiments of the Season, in white onto some vellum, and then fussy cut it out! I attached it to the card with foam tape!

and check out this SALE!!!





Deck the Halls with Inky Paws SALE!
$5 off every $30 You Spend!
That means $5 off $30, $10 off $60...up to $25 off $150!*
No Coupon Needed
Now through Sunday, December 6th!
*Maximum $25 discount per order.


Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 5th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 6th.
 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

it's penguin-ing to look a lot like Christmas!

hello there!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog! the current challenge is all about those holiday critters, so I couldn't resist making another card to play along!

Cool Christmas Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making #christmas #christmascard #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics

I used the adorable penguins from Penguin Party, combined with the string of lights and reindeer hats from Furry and Bright! all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers an then die cut out with the coordinating dies!


Cool Christmas Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making #christmas #christmascard #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics

I die cut out the snowy hills with Stitched Hillside Borders and Puffy Cloud Borders and then used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Inks to add some color to the snow! I splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top to add the snowy effect! for the sky, I ink blended Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold for the sky, and then splattered some white acrylic ink on top there, too!

Cool Christmas Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making #christmas #christmascard #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics


then I heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock and cut it into the shape of a banner!

be sure to check out the card on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, and then play along, too!
enjoy!

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Get Cracking on Christmas - Fa La La La Mingo

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 live event on her YouTube, Friday Nov 19th at 8:00p ET
www.youtube.com/jennshurkus


ok, let's get onto my card!
I used these adorably festive flamingos from Paperie Ink: Fla La La Mingo!


Fla La La Mingo Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Paperie Ink, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Card Making, Christmas #christmas #getcrackingonchristmas #paperieink #distressinks #Inkblending #christmascard #cardmaking

so cute!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out!
I used Newton's Nook's Land Borders Dies and Sea Borders Dies to add the waves of the ocean!
I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina to ink blend color on the waves. then I used the same colors and water to add texture to the waves!

Fla La La Mingo Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Paperie Ink, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Card Making, Christmas #christmas #getcrackingonchristmas #paperieink #distressinks #Inkblending #christmascard #cardmaking

I ink blended the sandy beach in Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber. then I splattered color, water and white acrylic ink on top to add the sandy texture!
the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto the wave. and then I added some snowy texture to the sky with white embossing paste and a stencil!

Fla La La Mingo Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Christmas, Cards, Handmade Cards, Paperie Ink, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Card Making, Christmas #christmas #getcrackingonchristmas #paperieink #distressinks #Inkblending #christmascard #cardmaking

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too! 
enjoy!