Monday, September 16, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs + Therm O Web Collaboration 2019!

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

This week Newton's Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for fabulous Fall, Halloween and Christmas inspiration! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton's Nook Designs stamps! 



I am so excited to work on this collaboration!! 
I LOVE the products and they really help make your cards stand out and shine!
I created 2 cards for today! 
the first one is fall themed!


Truly Grateful Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and ThermOWeb Collaboration, flock, autumn, fall, cards, handmade cards, distress inks, ink blending, texture, stencil #newtonsnook #thankyoucard #leaves #flock

LOOOOOOVE how this came out!
I started with some aqua cardstock, and then did a little bit of ink blending with Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass!
then I used the Falling Leaves Stencil and Deco Foil Metallix Gel - White Pearl to add some texture to the background!


Truly Grateful Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and ThermOWeb Collaboration, flock, autumn, fall, cards, handmade cards, distress inks, ink blending, texture, stencil #newtonsnook #thankyoucard #leaves #flock

the leaves were all die cut from the Autumn Leaves Die Set with polka dotted paper, metallic cardstock and Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets - Think Pink and Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets - Sunshine Yellow!
I also did a little bit of ink blending on the flocked leaves! for the yellow leaves I added some Spiced Marmelade and for the pink leaves, I added some Seedless Preserves! love the subtle touch!

this card has texture for days!!

I finished off the card by heat embossing the sentiment from Shades of Autumn Stamp Set!

my next card is Christmas themed - my first one of the year! ha! 


Eat Sleep and Be Merry Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and ThermOWeb Collaboration, Christmas, sloth, Card, handmade cards, flock, clouds, night sky, glitter #newtonsnook #thermoweb #flock #chrismtascard #sloth

eeeeep! love that little sloth!!! I forgot how much I loved that image until I saw it again! I may have even squealed out loud! lol! Slothy Christmas will be sure to get a ton of use from me again this year! ha!

first, I die cut the Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets - White Latte with the Sky Borders Die Set. I also die cut some vellum to layer between the flocked clouds! so fun!

Eat Sleep and Be Merry Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and ThermOWeb Collaboration, Christmas, sloth, Card, handmade cards, flock, clouds, night sky, glitter #newtonsnook #thermoweb #flock #chrismtascard #sloth

the background was created with the Starfield Stencil and Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel - White! oh, is that some pretty stuff!!! you're going to want to get your hands on that! ha!

I finished the card by adding the sentiment that was die cut with the Speech Bubbles Die Set!

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

Time for prizes! Would you like to win a $25 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton's Nook Designs? Both companies will be giving away a prize this week! Visit the Newton's Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog  to enter for a chance to win!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #61 - Awesome Autumn

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 challenge! all of those cards in the badge really make me feel like I should be reading a book, cuddled up with a blanket! ha! 
for my card, I was inspired by this INCREDIBLE card by Chari Moss


Thankful For You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Autumn, Fall Card, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Fussy Cutting, foxes, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #inkblending #distressinks #autumn #cards

eeep, super love how this came out!
I used the Puffy Clouds Borders dies to create the treeline! then I used Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold to add the fun, fall colors! I also sprinkled lots of the color on top, to give the illusion of texture and 'leaves'.

I colored the birch trees from Joy to the Woods, and then added a TON of leaves from the new Tree Before 'n Afters stamp set!


Thankful For You Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Autumn, Fall Card, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Fussy Cutting, foxes, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #inkblending #distressinks #autumn #cards

next, I die cut the ground elements from the Grassy Borders Dies and Stitched Hillside Borders dies! I used Vintage Photo and Mustard Seed Distress Inks to add a fall-ish color to the ground!  
oh, and the sky was ink blended with Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon! then I finished off the sky with some platters of the SUPER COOL new Liquid Stardust!

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color all of the images! clearly...they're my go to! ha! those sweet, adorable foxes are from the Upon a Star stamp set. I love them!!

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

enjoy!




Saturday, September 14, 2019

i just couldn't resist!

hello there!
today I have a fun, rainbow-y happy card to share up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog! it's got rainbows! it's got pandas! it's got all the puffy heart eyes! ha!



so fun!
be sure to check it out on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to see what shape this card is!! ha!
enjoy!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs Mini Release - Sunflower Days + coordinating Dies, Gingham Stencil


what a fun day - it's a mini release with Newton's Nook Designs!!


this little release is just what you need to get you through the last dregs of summer and get ready for some warm, cozy fall time! ha!


oh how I love this new stamp set and stencil!! just wait until you see it all! but in the mean time, check out what we're working with today: Sunflower Days + coordinating Dies, and the Gingham Stencil.
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 right now, right here

for this card, I wanted to use rich, bold colors in the background, so the sunflowers really popped!

So Kind Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, sunflowers, cards, handmade cards, embossing paste, fall, autumn, #newtonsnook #sunflowers #cards #distressoxide #inkblending

this was so fun to make! 
I started by using Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet and ink blended them all together!
then I used some pearlescent embossing paste and the cute Hardwood Stencil to finish the background! 

So Kind Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, sunflowers, cards, handmade cards, embossing paste, fall, autumn, #newtonsnook #sunflowers #cards #distressoxide #inkblending

it's hard to see, but I finished off the card with some matte light yellow sequins and heat embossed the sentiment! adorable! 

Would you like to win this whole new Mini Release? We are giving a prize pack that includes the “Sunflower Days” Stamp and Die Set and the “Gingham” Stencil 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 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 Sunday, September 15th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, September 16th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Thursday, September 12, 2019

pop, fizz, clink!

hi!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, and it's full of fun and celebration!

Pop Fizz Clink Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cheers, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, cocktails, die cuts, #newtonsnook #diistressinks #inkblending #cheers #cocktails #handmadecards #cards

so fun, right? ha!
it's perfect for any kind of celebration! 

Pop Fizz Clink Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cheers, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, cocktails, die cuts, #newtonsnook #diistressinks #inkblending #cheers #cocktails #handmadecards #cards

I stamped and colored the images (with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!

I ink blended the background with Distress Inks, but just 2! I used Picked Raspberries and Squeezed Lemonade, and blended them together! then I splattered some water on top. once it was dry, I used the Sunscape Stencil (the rays portion) and used the same colors to ink blend on top! so fun!

Pop Fizz Clink Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cheers, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, cocktails, die cuts, #newtonsnook #diistressinks #inkblending #cheers #cocktails #handmadecards #cards

lastly, I die cut out the 'cheers' word with black cardstock 4 times to add some height!

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Simon Says 2019 Stamptember + 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 sweet and perfect for ANY time of the year! it's full of the sweetest critters and best birthday wishes! it's perfect for ANY cat or dog lover in your life!

I had a BLAST with this sweet pup on my card!


Let's Paw-ty Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and Simon Says Stamptember 2019, cards, birthday, puppy, stencil, distress inks, watercolor #stamptember #newtonsnook #birthday #birthdaycard

I stamped and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then i fussy cut it all out and popped up all of the images with foam tape!

isn't that puppy SO cute!?! 


Let's Paw-ty Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and Simon Says Stamptember 2019, cards, birthday, puppy, stencil, distress inks, watercolor #stamptember #newtonsnook #birthday #birthdaycard

I created the background with Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks and the ever-fun packaging technique so it looks like watercolors! 
once it was all dry, I added some white embossing paste with the Starfield Stencil for some extra texture and fun!

I finished off the card with some chunky Stickles for a little glitter pizzaz! 

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!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #60 - Make a Scene!

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


yay!


this challenge is so exciting! and it's everything I love and more! a scene!
I decided to make another interactive card...I couldn't stop myself!! ha!

Let's Shell-ebrate Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Engagement Card, Distress Inks, Manatees, Ink Blending, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, proposal, #lawnfawn #interactive #inkblending #distressinks #magicpicturechanger #handmadecards #cards

eeep, super love how this came out!
as soon as I saw that wrapped up clam present in the new Christmas Fishes stamp set, I knew I had to combine with the pearl one from Keep on Swimming to make an engagement card! ha!!

Let's Shell-ebrate Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Engagement Card, Distress Inks, Manatees, Ink Blending, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, proposal, #lawnfawn #interactive #inkblending #distressinks #magicpicturechanger #handmadecards #cards

I stamped and colored the images from Manatee-rificKeep on Swimming and Christmas Fishes and then used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color all of the images! clearly...they're my go to! ha!

Let's Shell-ebrate Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Engagement Card, Distress Inks, Manatees, Ink Blending, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, proposal, #lawnfawn #interactive #inkblending #distressinks #magicpicturechanger #handmadecards #cards

then I used some white cardstock to create the scene! I die cut it all out using the Magic Picture Changer and Add-on dies to create the interactive scene! 


Let's Shell-ebrate Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Engagement Card, Distress Inks, Manatees, Ink Blending, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, proposal, #lawnfawn #interactive #inkblending #distressinks #magicpicturechanger #handmadecards #cards

I love nothing more than that sweet wavy banner from the Fancy Wavy Banners Die Set out of vellum!! then I used the sentiment from Wavy Sayings to fill it in!


Let's Shell-ebrate Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Engagement Card, Distress Inks, Manatees, Ink Blending, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, proposal, #lawnfawn #interactive #inkblending #distressinks #magicpicturechanger #handmadecards #cards

I honestly don't have any one to give this to...I was just too caught up in the moment of making the sweet scene!! but I love how it came out anyway!

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

enjoy!