Wednesday, June 26, 2019

you are so jaw-some!

hello and happy wednesday!
today I have this FUN, summery, beach card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!

You are Jawsome Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Sea, Ocean, Summer, cards, Handamde card, distress Inks, ink blending #cards #lawnfawn #inkblending #distressinks #ocean

I was keeping in theme with the latest Mood Board Challenge!
I used a bunch of different products for this card, so let's get down to it!

I stamped and colored the images from Duh-Nuh, Life is Good and Fintastic Friends with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then fussy cut them all out!
I added some dots of color in the darkest shade of marker that I used, as well as some white gel pen dots! love the way it makes the under the sea critters sparkle! :)

You are Jawsome Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Sea, Ocean, Summer, cards, Handamde card, distress Inks, ink blending #cards #lawnfawn #inkblending #distressinks #ocean

I used Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet to create the ocean, as well as Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo for the sea floor.
I finished off the card with some stamping in Narwhal Ink of the bubbles, the duh-nuh phrase, and the small wave image from Critters in the Sea.

be sure to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog and play along! :)
enjoy!

Friday, June 21, 2019

rainbow umbrella pals

hello!
today I have this FUN card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog

You Make Rainy Days Better Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, rainbow, stencil, umbrella, ink blending, distress inks, handmade cards, card #inkblending #newtonsnook #cards #rainbow

honestly, these umbrella critter images are one of my FAVORITE stamp sets ever! they're all so adorable! I just had to color up the pandas this time because my son's favorite animals are pandas! 

You Make Rainy Days Better Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, rainbow, stencil, umbrella, ink blending, distress inks, handmade cards, card #inkblending #newtonsnook #cards #rainbow

I stamped the images from Umbrella Pals and colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
the background was created by ink blending in an array of Distress Inks in rainbow colors! then I placed the Cloudy Sky Stencil on top and added even more color on top!

You Make Rainy Days Better Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, rainbow, stencil, umbrella, ink blending, distress inks, handmade cards, card #inkblending #newtonsnook #cards #rainbow

I splattered some water and white acrylic paint onto the card an then used the Frames & Flags Die Set to add the scalloped border! 
be sure to check it out on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
enjoy!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #100 Celebration!

hi there!
I'm so excited to share my card for the Inky Paws 100th Challenge fun that's going on!



I think this 'Copy Cat' idea is soooo fun and fresh!!! 
as part of the Newton's Nook Design Team, I'm playing along to help celebrate and take part in the fun!

it was almost impossible to pick just one past challenge, but I went with the Tropical theme!!



isn't that photo so inspiring? I just LOVE it!
I used the cute, Toucan Party stamp and coordinating die set!


Toucan Do It Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Inky Paws Challenge, Distress Ink, sequins, #newtonsnook #inkblending #toucan #cards #handmadecards #stencil

I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! I just love how bright the colors are!
I layered all of the leaves and flowers on top of each other at the end of the sentiment strip, and I really love how it looks with the sequins scattered around each other!


Toucan Do It Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Inky Paws Challenge, Distress Ink, sequins, #newtonsnook #inkblending #toucan #cards #handmadecards #stencil

the background was ink blended with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks! then I used the same colors through the beautiful Tropical Leaves Stencil!

I hope you play along in this fun, exciting 100th challenge!
enjoy!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #55 - Mood Board

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


yay!


eeeeeep!!
did someone say a summer rainbow challenge?! i'm in!! lol!!

Waving Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Handmade card, cards, summer, rainbow #inkblending #lawnfawn #distressinks #cards

I am in LOVE with how this came out!
I ink blended the background with Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks, then splattered some water on top! I used the Stitched Wave Borders Dies to die cut the top of the card.
all of the sea critters were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! 
I used images from Keep on Swimming, Mermaid for You, You are Sublime, and Smooth Sailing.

Waving Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Handmade card, cards, summer, rainbow #inkblending #lawnfawn #distressinks #cards

I am SOOOO in love with the critters handing out of the yellow submarine!! eeeeep! they're so cute!
I added them with foam tape, and then finished the card off with some sequin 'bubbles'! 


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


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Two Many Cards Video Series featuring Heffy Doodle Stamps and Dies + Giveaways!!

hi there!!!
I'm SOOOO excited to be a guest with Emily this month on the Two Many Cards Video Series!



what fun!
today we're featuring stamps, dies and stencils from Heffy Doodle!!! 
be sure to check out my video on youtube for all the giveaway information, too!

We used the Super Dudes stamps and dies, Cityscape Stencil, Rays the Roof Stencil, Super Cuts, and My Hero Cuts!

I did lots of Distress Ink blending on both cards!


Super Dudes Cards by Samantha Mann for the Two Many Cards Video Series with Emily Leiphart, Heffy Doodle, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Youtube, Video, Handmade Cards, #heffydoodle #video #cards #inkblending

I used translucent embossing paste on the purple, pink and orange background, then sprinkled some clear glitter embossing powder on top! once the paste was dry, I heat sent the glitter powder! and it it's fantastic - because no loose glitter falls off!


Super Dudes Cards by Samantha Mann for the Two Many Cards Video Series with Emily Leiphart, Heffy Doodle, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Youtube, Video, Handmade Cards, #heffydoodle #video #cards #inkblending

and when the light hits it, wow! gorgeous!
all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out!

I did some creative masking with the stencil for my second card - and LOVE it!!


Super Dudes Cards by Samantha Mann for the Two Many Cards Video Series with Emily Leiphart, Heffy Doodle, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Youtube, Video, Handmade Cards, #heffydoodle #video #cards #inkblending

I used Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet Distress Inks to create the night sky! and the city underneath is sped safe with that super guy!
I loved every minute I spent making these cards!!


Heffy Doodle is giving away a £25 gift certificate and one lucky winner will be chosen randomly from one of our videos. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!


Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on June 22, 2019 and the winners will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're one of the lucky winners!



be sure to stop by my video on youtube and comment for your chance to with a $25 gift certificate! from Heffy Doodle!
you must be a subscriber to both our channels to win!
enjoy!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Create a Smile Stamps June 2019 Release!

hello!!
I'm so excited to share my cards for the Create a Smile Stamps June release!!!


it's soooo cute!! I love ALL of the new stamps and dies! hands down - adorable!
my first card uses the new Clematis flower set and Letters set!

Hello Lovely Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Flowers, Watercolor, Stamps, Cards, Handmade cards #createasmile #stamps #watercolor

soooo pretty! those flowers and leaves are so delicate and gorgeous!
I watercolored the flowers and background and then fussy cut out them out! I used bright pinks, and some warm pinks for the flowers, too! and I looooove the subtle mint colors in the background as a contrast!

Hello Lovely Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Flowers, Watercolor, Stamps, Cards, Handmade cards #createasmile #stamps #watercolor

I also added some white embossing paste and the Small Polka Dots stencil released last month!
and I suuuuuuper love the combination of the scripty letters from the Lettering and Tiny Lettering stamp sets with the new Letters stamp set!

my next two cards use the ADORABLE AND CUTE Best Bugs stamp set!

Hey Busy Bee Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Stencil, Copic Markers, Bees, handmade cards, #createasmile #stamps #stencil #cards #bees

eeeep! I just LOOOOVE these images! they totally steal the show with their chubby cuteness! ha!
I colored in all the images with my Copics and then fussy cut them out!
I paired them with the amazing Blossom stencil, which I added to the card with a light grey embossing paste! 

Hey Busy Bee Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Stencil, Copic Markers, Bees, handmade cards, #createasmile #stamps #stencil #cards #bees

I finished off the card by adding a light brown color-ed enamel dot to their antenna! eeeep! love!

my last card uses the same set! (I'm serious when I say that I could use this set for all of the days! ha!)

I Love Bee-ing With You Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Bugs, Bee, Handmade Card, embossing paste #createasmile #stamps #cards #inkblending #bee

looooooove these best bugs sitting together!!
I used Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks for the background! then I colored the image and fussy cut it out! 

I Love Bee-ing With You Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Bugs, Bee, Handmade Card, embossing paste #createasmile #stamps #cards #inkblending #bee

the background was created using the Waves Stencil and some light grey embossing paste!

be sure to grab these sets if you love them as much as I do! 
enjoy!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Woodland Picnic + coordinating Die

hello!
we made it!
it's the last day of Newton's Nook Designs June 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: Woodland Picnic + coordinating Die.

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 June 14th, right here


this picnic set just completes this early summer release!! I love ALL of these woodland critters!!!!

It's a Good Day to have a Good Day Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Picnic, critters, watermelon, summer #distressink #inkblending #newtonsnook

surprise, surprise, more ink blending!! but this time I used Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron! a fun, fresh combo!
I looooooove that newton and squirrel image!! they're SOOO cute!
I colored the images with Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out with the coordinating dies!

It's a Good Day to have a Good Day Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Picnic, critters, watermelon, summer #distressink #inkblending #newtonsnook

and those ants....they have my heart!!! ha! I LOVE them so much! they're just marching along, looking to get in on the action! ha!

Would you like to win the “Woodland Picnic” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: