Friday, December 6, 2019

Deck the Halls with Ink Paws 2019 Blog Hop!

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 gorgeous Poinsettia Blooms Stamp Set!



Wishing You Joy Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deck the Halls with Inky Paws, blog hop, Poinsettia, cards, Christmas, distress inks #inkblending #newtonsnook #distressinks #christmas #christmascard #cards

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 used a bunch of different pinks and reds to color the blooms!


Wishing You Joy Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deck the Halls with Inky Paws, blog hop, Poinsettia, cards, Christmas, distress inks #inkblending #newtonsnook #distressinks #christmas #christmascard #cards

for the background, I used Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold Distress Inks to ink blend on the background. 

then I placed the Music Stencil on top, and used the same colors, but with more pressure, to add the music notes - LOVE it!
then, I splatted some white acrylic paint onto the background, and stamped the sentiment in black. 

and check out this SALE!!!



Deck the Halls with Inky Paws SALE! 
$5 off every $30 You Spend!
That means $5 of $30, $10 of $60...up to $25 off $150!*
No Coupon Needed
Now through Sunday, December 8th!
*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 8th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 9th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Monday, December 2, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #66 - Holiday Critters

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


yay!



what's better than making a holiday card with Lawn Fawn critters?! 
this challenge is going to be a favorite, I just know it! :)
I loooooove the card I created! 

Reindeer Games Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Christmas, Cards, reindeer, distress inks, handmade cards, paper #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #reindeer #christmas

ha! those video gamer reindeers remind me so much of my little Menn!! ha!! just one more minute Santa, and they'll be ready to deliver toys! ha!
I started by coloring all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cutting them out! the reindeer are from Toboggan Together, the forest images are from Critters in the Forest, and the electronics are from Screen Time

then I die cut out 'hills' with the Stitched Hillside Borders die set and used some Blue Jay Cardstock for the sky! I used Black Soot and Blueprint Sketch to add shading to the edges of the sky. then I splattered some white acrylic paint on top!

Reindeer Games Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Christmas, Cards, reindeer, distress inks, handmade cards, paper #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #reindeer #christmas

I attached the controllers and reindeer with foam tape, and then stamped the little wires! 

and the sentiment was stamped with Harold's ABC's and then die cut out with the Fancy Wavy Borders die set!

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

enjoy!


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

felling jawly!

ha ha ha!
I'm so sorry, but this sentiment has been CRACKING ME UP since I saw it on a t-shirt and just KNEW I had to make it into a card!
and this time, the card is up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!

Feeling Jawly Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Ink blending, christmas, Christmas Cards, cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #christmas #cards #jaws #shark #distressinks #Inkblending

I created it with the current challenge theme in mind - using die cuts!
I used the Stitched Hillside Borders Dies to create the wavy borders of the scene! I love that look, and it's always so fun to use the dies in a unique way!

Feeling Jawly Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Ink blending, christmas, Christmas Cards, cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #christmas #cards #jaws #shark #distressinks #Inkblending

I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out!
of course, the cute, cute shark is from Duh-Nuh
I added some festiveness to him with the hat from Christmas Fishes, and the scarf from Winter Narwhal
the seaweed and rocks are also fun Christmas Fishes!
the sentiment was created with Harold's ABC's and heat embossed in white! 

I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers to ink blend the background, then splattered some water and white acrylic paint! 
I finished off the card with some bubble sequins!

be sure to play along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, and check out my card there, if you're feeling the urge! 
enjoy!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Jaw Humbug!

hello and happy tuesday!
today I'm sharing a fun, custom phrased card that's up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Jaw Humbug Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Jaws, Christmas, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink blending, stencil #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #christmas #cards #sharks

are you laughing?! 
I hope so! I saw this phrase on a t-shirt and had to race home to make it on a card!
and it made me giggle the whole time!

to create the card, I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create the ink blended background. then I placed the Waves & Splashes Stencil and used the same colors, but more pressure, to add the wavy look!
then I used the Essential Alphabet Die Set to die cut out the phrase! ha! I placed some grey cardstock under the negative space from the letters, and then used my white gel pen to add some accents.

Jaw Humbug Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Jaws, Christmas, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink blending, stencil #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #christmas #cards #sharks

I colored the sharks from Shark Bites with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!
I couldn't resist adding the santa hats from Newton's Christmas Kittens stamp set! then I added some tiny pom-poms to the tops of the hats!! such a cute addition of texture!

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

Monday, November 25, 2019

sending Christmas fishes!

hello!
today, I'm super excited to share a card that I have up on the Lawn Fawn blog! be sure to check it out there! 

Here Comes Santa Claws Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Christmas, Cards, Christmas Card, Alcohol Inks, Lawn Fawn #lawnfawn #alcoholinks #christmas #christmasfishes #cards

I love it!
those images from the Christmas Fishes stamp set have my whole heart! and the puns in the set are soooooo funny!! ha! I colored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them all out!

to create the background, I used Alcohol Inks (in Pool, Stream, Pistachio and gold!) on Yupo paper! then I trimmed it down to size! I also used some of the Lawn Fawn Vellum which I due cut with the Stitched Hillside Borders to create a wave, to add a subtle layer over the alcohol ink background! 

Here Comes Santa Claws Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Christmas, Cards, Christmas Card, Alcohol Inks, Lawn Fawn #lawnfawn #alcoholinks #christmas #christmasfishes #cards

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock that I die cut with the Fancy Wavy Banners dies! my favorite banners ever!
I finished the card off with a few sequins! 

be sure to check out the card on the Lawn Fawn blog, too!
enjoy! 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Lawn Fawn

hi there!
today i'm super excited to be able to join in on the fun with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event


it's all about Lawn Fawn today, and i'm just ecstatic to participate as part of the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog team!


Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays Tag by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Tags, 25 Days of Christmas Tags, Distress Inks, Ink Blending #lawnfawn #tags #christmas #distressinks #inkblending

I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
that santa and a little reindeer are like the cutest things ever!!! i'm SO excited to play with them! they are from the new Ho-Ho-Holidays stamp set.


Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays Tag by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Tags, 25 Days of Christmas Tags, Distress Inks, Ink Blending #lawnfawn #tags #christmas #distressinks #inkblending

I used the Outside In Stitched Cloud Stackables for the adorable cloud shape! I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers to ink blend the background!
then I splattered the background with water drops. once it was dry, I used some white embossing paste and a star stencil to add texture!

love it!!
make sure you head over to Tracey's blog so you can see all of the fun going on with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! :)
enjoy!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

a cup of cheer!

hello!
today I have this cute, festive card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

Sending a Cup of Cheer Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Christmas, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Heat Embossing, snowflake, #createasmile #cards #clearstamps #distressinks #inkblending #christmas

lots of distress ink blending, stenciling, and Christmas cheer!
be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog, if you feel so inclined!
enjoy!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

gone to the beach, love santa!

hi there!
today, I have this fun, Christmas card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Gone to the Beach, Love Santa Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, tropical christmas, cards,#distressinks #inkblending #christmas #tropical #beach #santa #newtonsnook

I used the adorable and super unique Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set! I looooove the tropical, beach feel! ha! even santa deserves a vacation!
I stamped all of the images and then colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! but never feel!! there are also coordinating dies

Gone to the Beach, Love Santa Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, tropical christmas, cards,#distressinks #inkblending #christmas #tropical #beach #santa #newtonsnook

I used lots of Distress Inks to ink blend the card! the waves were ink blended with Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon, then I used the Sea Borders Die Set!
I used the Land Borders Die Set to create the island with Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo! 

for the sky, I used Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch! then I used some white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment! 
and of course, I used water and white acrylic paint to splatter all over the background! 

be sure to check out the Newton's Nook Designs blog for more fun!
enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #65 - Fun with Dies

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



yay!





I am always happy to stretch my card-making skills with this challenge!! I love love love seeing and making cards with dies, especially interactive cards - but sometimes I get intimidated, so this is the perfect excuse to make them!


Have YoursELF a Merry Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics, Christmas, Cards, Interactive, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Lawn Fawn #lawnafawn #diecuts #interactivecard #cards #distressinks #christmas

awwww...I love how this came out! those elves from Holiday Helpers are just soooo adorable and I love making scenes with them!
I decided to use the Shadow Box Card Die Set to set the scene!! 


Have YoursELF a Merry Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics, Christmas, Cards, Interactive, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Lawn Fawn #lawnafawn #diecuts #interactivecard #cards #distressinks #christmas

once the bases for the shadow box card were cut out, I used Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold and two pieces of computer paper to create the stripes! I really *LOVE* the candy cane feel of this christmas card!


Have YoursELF a Merry Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics, Christmas, Cards, Interactive, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Lawn Fawn #lawnafawn #diecuts #interactivecard #cards #distressinks #christmas

all of the images were stamped and then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! then once they were dry, I fussy cut them out!
I also die cut out a few extra hills/snow banks to add along the outside of the scene!

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

enjoy!




Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fawny Holiday Week 2019 - Day 6

hi there!
I'm so excited for this week on the Lawn Fawn blog - the Fawny Holiday week
and I'm lucky enough to be able to participate as part of the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge design team!

for this card, I used the super adorable Beary Happy Holidays stamp set!


Beary Happy Holidays Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Christmas Card, Holiday, Cards, Distress Inks, skating, #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #christmas #fawnyholidayweek

soooo sweet!!
I combined with with the new Stitched Pond die set
first I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then I fussy cut it out!

next, I die cut out the pond, but used the outside part of the die cut for my card! then I used Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks to add color to the inside image of the pond. then I splattered some water over top...because...I'm Sam! ha!


Beary Happy Holidays Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Christmas Card, Holiday, Cards, Distress Inks, skating, #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #christmas #fawnyholidayweek

then, I stamped the bear image onto some old packaging and then pressed that onto the pond, to create the upside down, mirrored image! then I used the same markers that I used to color the main image, but reallllllly diluted! soooo fun!

I stamped the sentiment onto some pink cardstock, heat embossed the phrase, and then popped that up!!
love how this came out!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for allllll of your holiday inspiration needs! ha!
enjoy!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Fawny Holiday Week 2019 - Day 5

it's me again!

I'm so excited for this week on the Lawn Fawn blog - the Fawny Holiday week
and I'm lucky enough to be able to participate as part of the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge design team!

for this card, I decided to create a shaped card with the sweet, sweet little images from Snow Day!


You Warm My Heart Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Night Sky, Ink blending, christmas, christmas card #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #inkblending #cards, #christmas

soooo sweet, right?
I used the Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables Die Set to create the heart shaped card! then I also used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies, to add that little snow bank!
first I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then I fussy cut it out!


You Warm My Heart Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Night Sky, Ink blending, christmas, christmas card #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #inkblending #cards, #christmas

I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! 
for the night sky, I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon to ink blend! then I sprinkled some white acrylic paint and a little Liquid Stardust to create the stars! 
I popped up a few trees, and the bunny for some added dimension, then finished the card off with a tiny little pom-pom for his tail! ha!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for allllll of your holiday inspiration needs! ha!
enjoy!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Frosty Folks + coordinating Dies

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday week, scroll down or click here!**

what a week!
join us for day 4 of Newton's Nook Designs' November release!





this release has totally got me in the mood for snuggling under a blanket with a book! I LOVE this winter release!

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: Frosty Folks +  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 November 15th, right here

so I have to level with you, my first instinct...of COURSE...was to color these snowmen in rainbow colors...because...rainbows!! ha! but then I decided to go for a softer look!

Winter is Warmer Together Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, winter, christmas, ink blending, distress inks, snowman #newtonsnook #snowman #cards #winter #snow #sky

I stamped and colored this with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut it out!
first, I used the Petite Snow Stencil and some white embossing paste to create the background. once that was dry, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Dried Marigold and Picked Raspberries to add the color! 
then I splattered some water on top!

Winter is Warmer Together Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, winter, christmas, ink blending, distress inks, snowman #newtonsnook #snowman #cards #winter #snow #sky

I colored all of the images in pinks/reds and beiges! then I even stamped the sentiment in brown, which is totally not usually me! 
oh yes, I used the Land Borders Die Set to create the bunch of hills too!

Would you like to win the “Frosty Folks” 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 November 14th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th. 

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