Monday, February 18, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #47 - What's the Weather?

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



yay!



eeeeeep!!
LOVE this idea for a challenge!!!! what FUN!




no surprise that I had to go rainbow, right?! :P ha!
I used embossing paste, and tinted it in various rainbow colors with Distress Ink and then just smeared it onto the background of my card!! SO FUN! and love the texture!



I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! the sun was from Out of This World and the clouds are from Plane and Simple! I added some 'freckles' to the faces with glitter!! I love that look!


I heat embossed the sentiment from Critter Concert and then added the strips to the background with foam tape! 

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

enjoy!




Thursday, February 14, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Spring Pile Up and Puppy Pals + coordinating Dies

man! 
day 4 already of Newton's Nook Designs February release!


I am super in love with this release!
oh my goodness, these two sets today...you're going to squeal right along with me in cuteness! Spring Pile Up and Puppy Pals + coordinating Dies are adorable!!!
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 February 15th, right here

my first card uses the new Spring Pile Up stamp set and coordinating dies!

Piles of Spring Time Smiles Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, handmade card, stamps, distress inks, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, easter, #newtonsnook

cuteness overload, I know! 
I used the new Bokeh stencil set to create the background along with various yellow Distress Inks and some white embossing paste and sequins!

Piles of Spring Time Smiles Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, handmade card, stamps, distress inks, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, easter, #newtonsnook

I can't get over that sentiment! it miiiiiiiight just be my favorite thing of this set!! so FUN and unique!! 
I also used the Land Border Dies, too! they were ink blended with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron inks!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! 

my second card uses those CUTE puppies from the Puppy Pals stamp set!

Friend Fur-ever Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, blending, handmade card, cards, puppy, dog, #newtonsnook, #cards, #puppies

I used Distress Inks Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch, and a masked off circle to create the focal point of my card! then I used some white embossing ink and the Cloudy Sky Stencil to add some texture! 
the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock!

Friend Fur-ever Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, blending, handmade card, cards, puppy, dog, #newtonsnook, #cards, #puppies

I also used the Land Border Dies for a little bit of greenery on this card, too!
love love LOVE how this card came out!

Would you like to win either the “Spring Pile Up" or "Puppy Pals” Stamp Sets?
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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th. 

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Newton’s Peeps+ coordinating Die

hello there!
come hop along with day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs February release!


I am super in love with this release!
today we're sharing the fun, silly and awesome Newton’s Peeps+ 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 February 15th, right here

my card is sweet, simple and cute!

My Favorite Easter Peeps Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, distress ink, blending, handmade card, cards, easter, peeps, #handmadecard, #newtonsnook

cute, right? I just love those extra little peeps you can add!! ha!

I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade at the top of the card. 
the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock!


and as I was editing my photos, I thought how cool it would be to have that newton image on an action wobbler!! ugh! next time, for sure!! so he can shake his little booty while he's playing with the peeps!! 
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Peeps” 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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th. 

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Woodland Spring + coordinating Die

hi!!
it's day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs February release!


I am super in love with this release!
today we're sharing the beautiful, swoon-worthy, lovely Woodland Spring + 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 February 15th, right here

I looooove my card!

Thinking of You Deer Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Ink, blending, handmade card, spring, #newtonsnook, #stamps

I used Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks to ink blend towards the top of the card!
And the new Bold Blooms stencil with white embossing paste to add texture to the bottom half of the card! so fun!!

Thinking of You Deer Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Ink, blending, handmade card, spring, #newtonsnook, #stamps

the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock!
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 honestly LOOOOOOVE that deer image! it's the sweetest, loveliest image in all the land!! 

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

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

Monday, February 11, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Loads of Blooms + coordinating Die, Flower Trio Die, Bold Blooms Stencil, Bokeh Stencil Set

hello!
today is day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs February release!




I am super in love with this 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! 
Loads of Blooms + coordinating Die, Flower Trio Die, Bold Blooms Stencil, Bokeh Stencil Set 
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 February 15th, right here

my first project is a scrapbook layout of my bestie's kids from Easter last year!

Hello Easter Layout by Samantha Mann, scrapbook, mixed media, dies, layout, Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook #scrapbook, #layout

this was so fun to make! I brushed on some pinks and corals and once it was dry, used some white embossing paste and the Bold Blooms stencil in the background!
I also sprinkled on some more of the pinks and corals and also white! 

Hello Easter Layout by Samantha Mann, scrapbook, mixed media, dies, layout, Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook #scrapbook, #layout

I die cut out the flowers from the Flower Trio Die many times with patterned papers and vellum, then stitched them all together for some dimension! then I sprinkled on lots of coordinating embellishments from my stash! 

my 2nd project is a cute, cute birthday card with the new Loads of Blooms stamp set!

Happy Blooming Birthday Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, handmade card, umbrella, rain, stencil, embossing paste, rainy day, #newtonsnook, #zigcleancolorrealbrushmarkers

I looooooove how this card came out! it may just be my new favorite! 
I used Distress inks to ink blend the hills (Land Borders Die Set) and the clouds (Sky Borders Die Set), and layered them on top of the 'rain' background I used with white embossing paste and the grey cardstock! 

Happy Blooming Birthday Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, handmade card, umbrella, rain, stencil, embossing paste, rainy day, #newtonsnook, #zigcleancolorrealbrushmarkers

I also amped up this card with some clear rain drop accents!! LOOOOVE the look of those!

Would you like to win the “Loads of Blooms” 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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th. 

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

Monday, February 4, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #46 - Color Inspiration

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



yay!
check out these colors!!!!!! 



this mood board it has me all weak in the knees!!! I LOOOOOVE the pinks and purples, and golds! wow!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!





so fun, right!? I channeled the stunning colors as best I could, and made this sweet, interactive card with Let's Toast! that sentiment is my favorite, too!! ha ha ha!! "all my tart" - ha ha ha! it makes me laugh so hard!



I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! the little treat pops up using the Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On die!
I distress ink blended in Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick! then I splattered some white and gold drops in the background, too!

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