Wednesday, September 28, 2022

nutty life!

hi there!
today I have this card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
the current theme is all about autumn, and I couldn't resist using these cute squirrels again!

Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawantics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Fall, Autumn, Squirrel, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #squirrels

I stamped the images from Let's Play, Critters in the 'Burbs, Into the Woods, Happy Hugs, Let's Go Nuts and colored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I kept the colors in pinks, reds, and corals!

Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawantics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Fall, Autumn, Squirrel, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #squirrels

I used Distress Inks in Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick to splatter the color on top of those trees!
the background of the card is the gorgeous White Woodgrain Cardstock. love that subtle texture, especially for a fall card!


Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawantics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Fall, Autumn, Squirrel, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #squirrels

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock and then popped it up with foam tape.

be sure to check out the card up on the Lawn Fawnatics blog, and play along with your own autumn-themed card!
enjoy!

Simon Says Stamptember 2022 + Newton's Nook Designs

 yahoooo - it's time to celebrate an awesome, unique and totally exclusive Newton's Nook Designs stamp set with Simon Says Stamp!

I just LOVE this stamp set!! it's SO cute, and funny and perfect for the fall, thanksgiving season! Can you guess which images is my favorite!? hint: I actually didn't use it on my card! ha!! too many good choices!

Stamptember Card with Newton's Nook Designs by Samantha Mann, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Stencils, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #stamptember #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #cardmaking
I stamped and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then i fussy cut it all out and popped the cute sleeping puppy and the blanket!
I couldn't resist coloring the couch in the warm pinks! so fun!

Stamptember Card with Newton's Nook Designs by Samantha Mann, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Stencils, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #stamptember #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #cardmaking

for the background, I used Hills & Grass stencil as a mask to create the wispy-background! then I used the  Falling Leaves Stencil with Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry. then I splattered some white acrylic ink and gold ink on top!
 
Stamptember Card with Newton's Nook Designs by Samantha Mann, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Stencils, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #stamptember #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #cardmaking

be sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp store to pick up this ADORABLE and exclusive stamp and die set! they'll be available *only* until they're gone!! so hurry up!! 
enjoy!

I hope you liked my projects today using this new exclusive set. 
Remember, you can only get this design at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last! 

Check out the Newton's Nook Designs blog to see even more sweet cards with this set!
enjoy!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

thanksgiving themed layout

hello!
today I have a layout up on the Newton's Nook blog!
it uses the new Autumn Paper pad, but on a scrapbook page!

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, mixed media, scrapbooking, watercolor, autumn, leaves, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #watercolor #mixedmedia

I super LOVE the colors!
I used the Falling Leaves stencil and some white embossing paste on the background. then once it was dry, I did lots of watercoloring!! i set that aside to dry, too.

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, mixed media, scrapbooking, watercolor, autumn, leaves, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #watercolor #mixedmedia

I definitely channeled the colors of traditional fall for this! I die cut out lots of leaves with the Autumn Leaves Die Set! I also die cut the leaves from vellum for some extra texture. I also sprinkled in some leaf stickers from my stash!

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, mixed media, scrapbooking, watercolor, autumn, leaves, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #watercolor #mixedmedia

lastly, I used my sewing machine to stitch on the sentiment! easy peasy!

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, mixed media, scrapbooking, watercolor, autumn, leaves, stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #watercolor #mixedmedia

so fun, and so awesome! ha!
be sure to check it out on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #133 - Awesome Autumn

happy Monday!

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



yay!
 
     
 

awwww, I am so in love with fall themed cards! and I can't wait to see what everyone makes!
I used a bunch of stamp sets for my card!

Have an Uplifting Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Autumn, Fall, Squirrels, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #autumn #fall #cardmaking #squirrels

what fun, right? lol!
I used the super cute squirrels from Let's Go Nuts and Happy Hugs! some of the leaves are from You Autumn Know, and the other leaves and the branches, are form A Bug Deal. all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies.

Have an Uplifting Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Autumn, Fall, Squirrels, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #autumn #fall #cardmaking #squirrels
 
I used Distress Inks in various sunset-inspired colors (Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Dried Marigold) to create the background. Then I splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top.

Have an Uplifting Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Autumn, Fall, Squirrels, Distress Inks, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #autumn #fall #cardmaking #squirrels

the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock.

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

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Get Cracking on Christmas - Nutcrackers

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 just love building up my stash all year long! 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!

LIVE on YouTube, Thursday, Sept 15th at 8p ET

ok, let's get onto my card!
I used the super cute Nutcrackers stamp set from Newton's Nook! love these guys!

Nutcracker Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Newtons Nook, Distress Inks, Newton's Nook Designs, Card Making, paper crafts, #getcrackingonchristmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #nutcracker #cardmaking

so cute!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
I also used the coordinating dies for the sentiment! i'm just singing it along in my head right now! ha!

Nutcracker Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Newtons Nook, Distress Inks, Newton's Nook Designs, Card Making, paper crafts, #getcrackingonchristmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #nutcracker #cardmaking

I used Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles to ink blend in the top left corner. then I used the same colors and the Music Stencil for a subtle tone-on-tone background!

Nutcracker Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Newtons Nook, Distress Inks, Newton's Nook Designs, Card Making, paper crafts, #getcrackingonchristmas #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #nutcracker #cardmaking

I also used the Deco Foil Duo Gel and the Holiday Foliage stencil. once it was dry, I used flock in light and dark green! because what's better than some flock on a christmas card?! lol!! I really love that idea !

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

Monday, September 12, 2022

Newton's Nook Designs - Halloween Inspiration Week 2022

hello!
This week Newton's Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun Inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don't forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!


for my card, I combined images from both Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Pug-kin!

Pick of the Patch Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween Inspiration Week, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Halloween, Pumpkins, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #halloween

all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out! I couldn't resist coloring the pumpkins in various shades of pinks and oranges!

Pick of the Patch Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween Inspiration Week, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Halloween, Pumpkins, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #halloween

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Tattered Rose. then I used the new Jack-o-lantern Stencil Set and some white embossing paste to add subtle tone-on-tone texture! so fun!

Pick of the Patch Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Halloween Inspiration Week, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Halloween, Pumpkins, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #halloween

lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock, and then fussy cut around it and popped it up with foam tape!

Don't forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton's Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!
enjoy!

Monday, September 5, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #132 - Color Inspiration

happy Monday!

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



yay!
 
    

I love a color inspiration, and everyone knows, I'm ALLLLL about rainbows! so this was right up my alley!

Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Rainbow, Smooth Sailing, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #rainbow #colorinspiration #diecutting #cardmaking

what fun, right? lol!
I used the mice from Really High Five, Love Poems and Bubbles of Joy! then I colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out! the boat is from the Smooth Sailing stamp set!

Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Rainbow, Smooth Sailing, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #rainbow #colorinspiration #diecutting #cardmaking
 
I did sooooo much Distress Ink blending! lol!! I used all the rainbow colors i could for the backrground die cut with the Sunburst Backdrop die! sooooo cool in rainbow colors!! and I used purples and blues for the ocean waves that were die cut with the Stitched Wave Borders.

Here for You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Rainbow, Smooth Sailing, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #distressinks #rainbow #colorinspiration #diecutting #cardmaking
 
and then I did allll the splattering! I splattered in white acrylic ink, water and ink color! soooo fun!! and so messy - I love it! LOL

the sentiment is also from Bubbles of Joy and was heat embossed in white onto black cardstock and the die cut out with the Fancy Wavy Banners! I heat emboss it in white, and also heat emboss the rest of the sentiment in white onto some Blue Jay Cardstock.

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