Saturday, August 8, 2020

Two Many Cards Video Series - LDRS Creative + Giveaway!

hello again!

it's time for another video with me as a guest with Emily on the Two Many Cards Video Series! that's right!

please be sure to check out her blog for all of the important information!



what fun!

today we're featuring stamps, dies, stencils and MORE from LDRS Creative
be sure to check out my video on youtube for all the giveaway information, too!



I had a huge blast playing with all of the goodies that we received!!!! 

it was so fun to color all of these images up! we are featuring A Day in the Park, On the Move, Boardwalk Mice, Miss You Die Set and the Rainy Day Stencil

so much fun to be have!

here are my cards! 


Stay Paw-sitive and Miss You Cards by Samantha Mann for LDRS Creative, Two Many Cards Video Series, YouTube, Video, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #ldrscreative #ldrs #cards #handmadecards #twomanycards #video #youtube

eeeeep!!

can you tell I had fun with everything?! I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating markers to die cut them all out! 

for my card with the cute little puppies and dog walker, I also used the stencil to add some clouds with white embossing paste, and the landscape images from On the Move! 


Stay Paw-sitive and Miss You Cards by Samantha Mann for LDRS Creative, Two Many Cards Video Series, YouTube, Video, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #ldrscreative #ldrs #cards #handmadecards #twomanycards #video #youtube



I just loved that positive phrase and the bright, happy colors altogether! 

my other card is more clean and simple, and of course has - a rainbow! eeeeep!



Stay Paw-sitive and Miss You Cards by Samantha Mann for LDRS Creative, Two Many Cards Video Series, YouTube, Video, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #ldrscreative #ldrs #cards #handmadecards #twomanycards #video #youtube

I die cut out the phrase 4 times and stacked them up on top of each other to add some dimension! aren't those mice just adorable!! I LOVE THEM so much!!! eeeeee!!! 

to finish off my card, I added some glitter to the clouds! love this!

LDRS Creative is giving away a $30 gift certificate to one of the commenters on our videos!

For your chance to win, (1) leave a comment on each of our videos.

We will announce the lucky winners on YouTube before our next Two Many Cards video goes live.

be sure to stop by my video on youtube and comment for your chance to win a $30 gift card from 
LDRS Creative!

you must be a subscriber to both our channels to win!


enjoy!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

wish you were here!

hello there!
today I have this perfect summer's day card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Cards, Handmade Cards, Beach, Corgi, Dogs, Cats, Ocean #distressinks #inkblending #heatembossing #cards #handamdecards #newtonsnook #beach

let's hit the beach!
and oh boy, do I wish I was there! ha!!
I combined a bunch of summer themed sets for this card, and I love how well they all work together!

Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Cards, Handmade Cards, Beach, Corgi, Dogs, Cats, Ocean #distressinks #inkblending #heatembossing #cards #handamdecards #newtonsnook #beach

I used Corgi Beach, Newton's Summer Vacation and Dog Days of Summer Stamp Sets! all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out!
I added some glitter to the polka dots on the floats and glossy accents to the goggles!!


Wish You Were Here Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Cards, Handmade Cards, Beach, Corgi, Dogs, Cats, Ocean #distressinks #inkblending #heatembossing #cards #handamdecards #newtonsnook #beach

I did lots of ink blending on my card, too! I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio for the waves! and for the sandy beach, I used Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo1 then I splattered some white acrylic paint and water on the waves, and the same for the sand, but also a darker ink pad to emphasize the sandy-feel!
the waves were die cut with the Sea Borders Dies and the sandy beach was die cut with the Land Borders Die Set!

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

Monday, August 3, 2020

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #82 - Color Inspiration

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



yay!




isn't this gorgeous?! wow!!! 
I'm not going to lie though...the purples gave me a run for my money! i usually shy away from them! lol! 
but I persevered!!! ha!


Have a Magical Day Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Color Inspiration, Lawn Fawn, Rainbow, Distress Inks, Embossing Paste, Glitter, Cards, Handmade Cards #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #colorinspiration #distressinks #inkblending #stencil


I stamped the clouds from Plane and Simple and colored them with Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers! once they were dry, I fussy cut them out! 
then I added the smily face to the big cloud! he's so cute!!


Have a Magical Day Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Color Inspiration, Lawn Fawn, Rainbow, Distress Inks, Embossing Paste, Glitter, Cards, Handmade Cards #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #colorinspiration #distressinks #inkblending #stencil


for that gorgeous rainbow, I used the Rainbow Die and then used Distress Inks in blues and purples to add the color! then I splattered water and white acrylic ink on top!!! I even added a polka doted rainbow band! ha!


Have a Magical Day Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Color Inspiration, Lawn Fawn, Rainbow, Distress Inks, Embossing Paste, Glitter, Cards, Handmade Cards #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #colorinspiration #distressinks #inkblending #stencil

the background is gorgeous, too!!! I used Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade! then I splattered some ink on top, and used the new Starry Sky Stencil and some glitter paste to add the stars!! looooove it!

lastly, I used the sentiment from Fairy Friends! I heat embossed it in white onto some white cardstock I had ink blended with Seedless Preserves, then fussy cut out around it! 
adorable! 

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

enjoy!




Sunday, August 2, 2020

here for you!

hello!
today I have a super cute card up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog
I used some of the most adorable little critters from Waffle Flowers on my card!

I'm Here for You Card by Samantha Mann, Butterfly Reflections Ink blog, Stencil, Ink Blending, Distress Inks, Avery Elle, Create a Smile Stamps, Waffle Flower, Cards, Handmade Cards, #cards #waffleflower #averyelle #createasmile #distressinks #inkblending

told you!
so cute!
be sure to check out the whole card on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog, if you're feeling it!
enjoy!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Two Many Cards Video Series - Trinity Stamps + Giveaway

hello again!

it's time for another video with me as a guest with Emily on the Two Many Cards Video Series! that's right!

please be sure to check out her blog for all of the important information!



what fun!

today we're featuring stamps, dies, stencils and MORE from Trinity Stamps
be sure to check out my video on youtube for all the giveaway information, too!



I had a huge blast playing with all of the goodies that we received!!!! I even used my first ever blender buddy brush - and it did NOT disappoint! the color went on so smooth, and so soft!! wow!

and did you know if you order little embellishments from Trinity, they come in their own plastic containers?! it's seriously the best way EVER to store your little shaker bits! we worked with Black Licorice - Jelly Drop Heart Mix, Tic Tac - Jelly Drop Heart Mix and the Crystal Clear - Flat Backed Rhinestone Mix! wow!!! 

ok, ok, here are my cards:


Two Many Cards Video Series - Trinity Stamps by Samantha Mann, Let the Good Times Roll, Slimline Cards, Cards, handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Encouragement, #trinity #trinitystamps #cards #letthegoodtimesroll #unicorn #rainbow #slimline

eeeeep!!

can you tell I had fun with everything?! I colored the images from the adorable Let the Good Times Roll Stamp set! once they were all dry, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
I used the aweeeeeesome Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners dies to create my slimline card base! those scalloped edges are the sweetest! 
I also used Scenic Borders die set to create the super large rainbow! I die cut out the colors of the rainbows in white cardstock and used lots of Distress Inks to add color! then I splatter water and acrylic white ink on top!


Two Many Cards Video Series - Trinity Stamps by Samantha Mann, Let the Good Times Roll, Slimline Cards, Cards, handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Encouragement, #trinity #trinitystamps #cards #letthegoodtimesroll #unicorn #rainbow #slimline

I finished off the card by adding some clouds with the white embossing paste and part of the Layered Lakeside Mountain stencil set
I also added some glitter to the butterfly wings and skates!

my other card is much simpler, but still just as cute, I think!! ha!


Two Many Cards Video Series - Trinity Stamps by Samantha Mann, Let the Good Times Roll, Slimline Cards, Cards, handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Encouragement, #trinity #trinitystamps #cards #letthegoodtimesroll #unicorn #rainbow #slimline

love that little magical critter! 
I created the scene with Distress Inks and the Layered Lakeside Mountain Stencil set! such a fun and easy way to make a quick little scene!!
I added glitter to the antlers, mushrooms and part of the sentiment! 

Trinity Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of the commenters on our videos!

For your chance to win, (1) leave a comment on each of our videos.

We will announce the lucky winners on YouTube before our next Two Many Cards video goes live.

be sure to stop by my video on youtube and comment for your chance to win xxx from 
Trinity Stamps!

you must be a subscriber to both our channels to win!




enjoy!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

a big hello from me!

hello!
today I have this sweet card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!


You Mean the World to Me Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Big Hello, Elephant, Heat Embossing, Sequins, Hello, Cards, Handmade Cards #createasmile #clearstamps #heatembossing #youmeantheworld #cards #handmadecards

love it!
I combined a few different stamp sets, and then created this fun, little whimsical scene! check out the Create a Smile Stamps blog to see how it came together!
enjoy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

best beach day ever!

hi there!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog
we're all about the summer fun over there with the most recent challenge, and I'm keeping that theme going strong with this FUN beach day!


Best Beach Day Ever Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Beach, Cards, handmade cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink blending, heat embossing, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressoxide #inkblending #cards #beachday

oh man, do I wish I was there right now!
we live close to the beach, but also we're in SC...aka the new epicenter for the virus - good times! so inside we stay! lol!

I combined a bunch of different stamp sets to create the perfect beach day! I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!
I used images from Really High Five, On the Beach and Smooth Sailing! so fun!


Best Beach Day Ever Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Beach, Cards, handmade cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink blending, heat embossing, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressoxide #inkblending #cards #beachday

to create the waves, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio! then I die cut them out with the Stitched Wave Borders Die Set! I used Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber for the hilly sandy beaches! then I splattered some water and dark ink onto the sand to create the sandy look!


Best Beach Day Ever Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Beach, Cards, handmade cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink blending, heat embossing, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressoxide #inkblending #cards #beachday

I used Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks for the sky! then I used the clouds to break up that bright summer day! ha!
I heat embossed the sentiment from the Reveal Wheel Sentiments stamp set onto some Black Licorice Cardstock! 

be sure to check the card out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog and play along with something summery! 
enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

big birthday wishes

hello and happy days to you!
today I have another card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

and this one was made with my oldest son in mind! 
he's a panda-fan! LOVES them! and his birthday is coming up, so I knew I just had to make him a panda themed birthday card, of course!


Big Birthday Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Pandas, Slimline, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Embossing Paste, #newtonsnook #slimline #cards #birthday #panda #distressoxide #inkblending #stencil

I stamped the images from Playful Pandas and added a little light grey shading with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! not much to color, and they still make a fun scene! then I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! I also stamped and colored the party hats and balloon from Fabulous Frenchies


Big Birthday Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Pandas, Slimline, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Embossing Paste, #newtonsnook #slimline #cards #birthday #panda #distressoxide #inkblending #stencil

I also used the both of the *new* slimline die sets for my scene! I used the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set for the scalloped border and for all of the mini scenes I used the squares from Slimline Frames & Windows die set
each square was ink blended with Distress Oxide inks! I did a gradient color palette in Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade! once they were dry, I used the Cloudy Sky Stencil and some white embossing paste to add texture to the background! 


Big Birthday Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Pandas, Slimline, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Embossing Paste, #newtonsnook #slimline #cards #birthday #panda #distressoxide #inkblending #stencil

lastly, I heat embossed the phrases in white onto black cardstock and popped them up with dimension! they are from the Holding Happiness stamp set! It's so easy to combine these stamps and dies from Newton's Nook
enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #81 - Summertime Fun

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



yay!




yay! i'm SO excited for this challenge! and whenever I think of summertime, I think of this song - so, enjoy as you check out my summery card! ha!



I hope my intention came through with this card! this bunny family is at the pool! and one of them was brave enough to cannonball off of the diving board! ha!
I used the desk from You're Just My Type to create the 'diving board'! 
the bunnies are from the Upon a Star and Really High Five stamp sets! I colored them all in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!



of course, I used the Stitched Pond Die Set to create the 'pool'l! I used Distress Oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create the water! I used the packaging technique to make it all watercolor-y! 



Then I die cut out the word 'splash' from Oliver's Stitched ABCs from a rainbow of cardstock and then used various Distress Inks to add some shading to the bottom of the letters! then I added foam tape behind them and popped them up! the rest of the phrase was formed with Harold's ABCs and is from the Really High Five stamp set


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

enjoy!




Friday, July 17, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs 7 YEAR Celebration Blog Hop


hello!
today we're celebrating Newton's Nook Designs as they celebrate 7 years!!



my card uses the adorable, sweet and cute Believe in Unicorns stamp set!

Your Sparkle Has Not Gone Unnoticed Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Unicorns, Believe in Unicorns, Distress Oxide Inks, Sunscape Stencil, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressoxide #inkblending #stencil #encouragement #cards #handamdecards

this was so fun to make! 
I colored the unicorn and all of those cute little clouds with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut everything out! so easy!

Your Sparkle Has Not Gone Unnoticed Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Unicorns, Believe in Unicorns, Distress Oxide Inks, Sunscape Stencil, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressoxide #inkblending #stencil #encouragement #cards #handamdecards

I started by using Distress Oxide Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Cracked Pistachio on top of some aqua colored cardstock! then I used the Sunscape Stencil with some glittery embossing paste to add the glitzy rays!! 
LOVE that look, ESPECIALLY with the sentiment!

Your Sparkle Has Not Gone Unnoticed Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Unicorns, Believe in Unicorns, Distress Oxide Inks, Sunscape Stencil, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressoxide #inkblending #stencil #encouragement #cards #handamdecards

lastly, I used the Sky Borders Die Set to add some grey clouds to the bottom of the card, and heat embossed the sentiment in white on top! 

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 7 years, Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $20 store credit to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners!


Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Monday, July 20 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Tuesday, July 21 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you've won!