Friday, July 19, 2019

Create a Smile Stamps July 2019 Release!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Newton's Nook July Blog Hop post and Birthday Bash, scroll down or click here!**

hello!
what an amazing week this is!!
are you ready for the Create a Smile Stamps July release?! it's SO cute and fun!

my first card uses the new Your Favorite Icecream stamp set and new Useful Banners die set!


A Little Treat for Someone Sweet Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, birthday card, ice-cream, stickles, handmade cards, stamped background #createasmile #birthdaycard #icecream #mouse

so cute, right?! I stamped and colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out!
that cute, little mouse is from the First Day of School stamp set! it's just the perfect size for that spoon!! 


A Little Treat for Someone Sweet Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, birthday card, ice-cream, stickles, handmade cards, stamped background #createasmile #birthdaycard #icecream #mouse

the sentiment is from the A Little Treat stamp set, and I created that FUN background with the Mix & Match Patterns stamp set! loooooove this pastel-y card! and everything works together so well!
I also added some stickles to the cherry and ice-cream because it's so sweet! ha!

my next two cards both use the new sad, but necessary (and so cute!) Paw Prints stamp set!


More Than Just a Pet, a Friend Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Sympathy Card, Pet Loss, handmade cards #createasmile #sympathycard #petloss

awww...it really hits me in all the feels! these cute little critters have crossed the rainbow bridge. it's so sad, but hopefully this set helps bring comfort and peace to the humans left behind!


More Than Just a Pet, a Friend Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Sympathy Card, Pet Loss, handmade cards #createasmile #sympathycard #petloss

I really love how the bright colors of the rainbows pop against that navy blue cardstock. All of the small clouds were popped up with foam tape, along with the puppy.

this one is for a lost kitty, sniff sniff:


Your Paw Prints Will Always Be Here Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Sympathy Card, handmade cards, pet loss, gesso, rainbow bridge #rainbowbridge #createasmile #sympathycard

I used some black gesso to create that paint brush swept background. and then added the gold stars for lots of contrast. 


Your Paw Prints Will Always Be Here Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Sympathy Card, handmade cards, pet loss, gesso, rainbow bridge #rainbowbridge #createasmile #sympathycard

just now I'm reminded that I wanted to add glitter to the stars....ha! oops!
the sentiments in this stamp set are seriously so beautiful and comforting. 

my last project is a layout featuring ALL of the banners from the new Useful Banners dies! 


Best Bros (sometimes!) Layout by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Scrapbook Layout, Mixed Media, Rainbow, embossing paste, stencil #createasmile #layout #mixedmedia #stitching

as soon as I saw these banners, I knew I was going to make this layout! ha! I also used my new favorite stamp set EVER - the Clear Letters stamp set! I added the 'sometimes' to the title, and the date at the bottom!


Best Bros (sometimes!) Layout by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Scrapbook Layout, Mixed Media, Rainbow, embossing paste, stencil #createasmile #layout #mixedmedia #stitching

because my two little Menn here are best brothers...sometimes! ha ha! not all the time! 
I die cut out the banners about a million times...lol!! in a ton of rainbow patterned papers that I have and then stitched them together with my sewing machine!


Best Bros (sometimes!) Layout by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Scrapbook Layout, Mixed Media, Rainbow, embossing paste, stencil #createasmile #layout #mixedmedia #stitching

I also used the Big Stars Polka Stencil to add some texture to the background! I used white embossing paste, so it's nice and touch-y! lol! 
I also splattered some white acrylic paint on the background.

so those are my projects for this new, fun release!!
be sure to grab your favorite new sets! which one do you love the most?!
enjoy!

Newton's Nook Designs’ 6 Year Celebration Blog Hop + Giveaway

I am SO excited to be celebrating Newton's Nook's 6th birthday!!!
today we have a big blog hop and giveaway to celebrate!!


for my card, I used the new Corgi Beach Stamps and Dies, as well as the new Edge Stencil Set!

Go Shorty! It's Your Day Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, stickles, Birthday Card, birthday, Rainbow, waves, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #corgi

I couldn't resist making some rainbow waves to celebrate!
I started by ink blending the Distress Inks in rainbow order, then I went over the same colors with the Waves Edge Stencil, and more pressure! LOVE how it looks! 
and of course, I couldn't resist splattering some water on top, too! ha!

Go Shorty! It's Your Day Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, stickles, Birthday Card, birthday, Rainbow, waves, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #corgi

I stamped and colored the CUTE little corgi with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! then I thought he needed some blinged out shades! ha! so I added some Stickles to the waves and the glasses! love the glitter! 

be sure to check out all of the stops on the hop for your chance to win!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you've won!




Thursday, July 18, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs’ 6 Year Celebration Day 4 - Lemon Twist, Gull Friends, Newton’s Melon, and Shrimp Cocktails + coordinating Dies

we made it!
it's the last day of reveals for Newton's Nook Designs July release and 6 year birthday bash!


hold on to your hats, people!! this release is EPIC!
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: Lemon Twist, Gull Friends, Newton’s Melon, and Shrimp Cocktails + 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 tomorrow, July 19th, right here

I have a bunch of cards/projects to share, so let's get right into it!
my first card uses the ADORABLE Shrimp Cocktail set!

Shrimp Cocktails Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shaker Card, Interactive, Handmade Cards, Cards, stencil, Distress Inks #newtonsnook #interactivecard #shaker #distressinks #cocktails

and guess what...I made a shaker!! 
I repurposed the awesome Snow Globe Shaker Die Set to make this fun fish bowl!!
I ink blended with Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks, then splattered some water on top!

Shrimp Cocktails Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shaker Card, Interactive, Handmade Cards, Cards, stencil, Distress Inks #newtonsnook #interactivecard #shaker #distressinks #cocktails

I also used the Waves Stencil and some white embossing paste to add texture to the background! 
I am in LOVE with the contrast with the reds/pinks of the shrimp and the blues/greens of the fishbowl!! so fun!!

my next card uses the super sweet Newton's Melon mini stamp set, along with the new Edge Stencils to create the grass and clouds!

You're One in a Melon Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Stencil, Kraft, #newtonsnook #card #summer #encouragement

this is summer on a card! ha!
I die cut a stitched square with the Frames Squared Die set and then ink blended to create the grass and cloudy sky with the new Edge stencils!

You're One in a Melon Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Stencil, Kraft, #newtonsnook #card #summer #encouragement

I love that kraft background, it really help the heat embossed sentiment pop! oh! I also used some white embossing paste and the Cloudy Sky Stencil to create a little more interest to the card! 

we're still going! are you with me??? ha!
my next card uses the Gull Friends stamp set, and this cracks me up SO MUCH!!

Hey Gull Friends Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Beach, sea gulls, handmade cards, Mixed Media, Waves, stencil #disterssinks #newtonsnook #cards

I couldn't help but color up a bunch of these guys and layer them in the water!!! 
I created the water by using the packaging technique and the Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. once that was dry, I splattered more color as well as white acrylic paint on it.
and once THAT was dry, I mixed some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and white embossing paste together to create the waves with the Waves Stencil!

Hey Gull Friends Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Beach, sea gulls, handmade cards, Mixed Media, Waves, stencil #disterssinks #newtonsnook #cards

All of the gulls are popped up at different levels!

ok, my last project is a scrapbook page!

Beach Vibes Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Scrapbook, Mixed Media, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Machine Stitching #summer #layout #scrapbook #sewing #distressinks #inkblending

LOVE it! I used the new Lemon Twist Stamp Set, as well as the Edge Stencil Set!
I created stripes of color to add to my layout as banners by ink blending with Distress Inks! Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade for one, which I also stamped the sentiments from the set in coordinating colors on, and Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio and the waves edge stencil for the other!

Beach Vibes Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Scrapbook, Mixed Media, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Machine Stitching #summer #layout #scrapbook #sewing #distressinks #inkblending

all of the lemons were paper pieced together, and then I added shading with some watercolor markers, just to add a little extra fun!

Beach Vibes Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Scrapbook, Mixed Media, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Machine Stitching #summer #layout #scrapbook #sewing #distressinks #inkblending

the top of the layout has a border of the Cloudy Sky Stencil with white embossing paste! I can't ever stop the white on white texture, especially for this fun, summer layout!
I am in LOVE with these colors together! 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 
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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs’ 6 Year Celebration Day 3 - Zoo Party & Tropical Fringe

we are just moving right along!
it's day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs July release and 6 year birthday bash!


hold on to your hats, people!! this release is EPIC!
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: Zoo Party & Tropical Fringe.
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 July 19th, right here

my first card uses the MORE THAN ADORABLE Zoo Party stamp set!!

Let's Party Out Tails Off Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Birthday Card, handmade cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Zoo, animals, #birthdaycard #cards #newtonsnook #tropicalleaves

eep!!! right!? so cute!
I started by using Distress Oxide Inks in Pine Needles, Lucky Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn. once the base layer was on, I used the same colors, with more pressure, and the Tropical Leaves Stencil to add more interest to the background! 

Let's Party Out Tails Off Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Birthday Card, handmade cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Zoo, animals, #birthdaycard #cards #newtonsnook #tropicalleaves

guys, this was so much FUN to color!!! I LOVED making each animal come alive! once the coloring was done, I fussy cut around the inside and popped it up against that background!
I used a smaller piece of white cardstock that I ink blended with Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers, to go behind the sentiment! 

I seriously LOVE how this came out!

the next uses the sweet, sweet Tropical Fringe stamp set!

Hello Summer Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Tropical Card, Sequins, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Watercolor, summer #newtonsnook #watercolor #tropical #cards #handmadecards

tell me this doesn't scream summer!!! I loooove it! it's absolutely so bright and happy!
I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the image, and then cut along the square perimeter and popped it all up on the black and white polka dotted background!

Hello Summer Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Tropical Card, Sequins, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Watercolor, summer #newtonsnook #watercolor #tropical #cards #handmadecards

the card base was cut with the Frames Squared Die Set to give it that sweet, scalloped shape!
and I finished off the card with some clear, sparkling sequins! 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 
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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs’ 6 Year Celebration Day 2 - Newton’s Perfect Wave and Scuba Newton + coordinating Dies

welcome to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs July release and 6 year birthday bash!


hold on to your hats, people!! this release is EPIC!
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: Newton’s Perfect Wave and Scuba Newton + 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 July 19th, right here

my first card uses the Newton's Perfect Wave card, as well ash the new Hibiscus Stencil Set!

Enjoy Life One Wave at a Time Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Ocean, Just Because Card, handmade cards, summer, Distress Inks, Ink blending #newtonsnook #summer #cards #beach #inkblending #distressinks

this was so fun to make! 
I started by using Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet to create the big wave! then I used the new Hibiscus Stencil set to create the white on white texture with white embossing paste!

Enjoy Life One Wave at a Time Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Ocean, Just Because Card, handmade cards, summer, Distress Inks, Ink blending #newtonsnook #summer #cards #beach #inkblending #distressinks

then I used some white acrylic paint and a dry brush to add the waves (thank you Kelly Latevola for that FUN tip!!)
I also heat embossed the sentiment in black onto vellum that I die cut using the awesome Speech Bubbles Die Set!

my second card uses the adorable and COOL Scuba Newton stamp set! I love it so much!!

Deepest Birthday Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Summer, Scuba, Handmade Cards, Birthday Card, Distress Ink, ocean #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #newtonsnook

I used Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks to ink blend that background. then I splattered some water on it to look like bubbles and the sea!

Deepest Birthday Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Summer, Scuba, Handmade Cards, Birthday Card, Distress Ink, ocean #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #newtonsnook

all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies!
I also pupped up the Newton image so he stood out more! love this so much! 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 
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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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