Wednesday, July 28, 2021

avo nice day!

hello!
today I have this punny card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog! it's so fun, and it's in the theme of the newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, which is all about food!

Avo Nice Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Avocado, Let's Toast, Card, Card Making, handmade cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatcis #avocado #Diecutting #fussycutting #avoniceday


so fun, right!?
I just love food puns! they're my favorite! I used the sweet images from Let's Toast and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! they're so adorable, and of course I had to add the smiley faces to everything! eep!

Avo Nice Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Avocado, Let's Toast, Card, Card Making, handmade cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatcis #avocado #Diecutting #fussycutting #avoniceday

for the background, I used the Simple Stripes: Diagonal which I loooooove! I used Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina to ink blend the stripes. then I used the Narwhal Ink to add some soft grey to the edges of the white panels for dimension. then I splattered some water on top of it all!


Avo Nice Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Avocado, Let's Toast, Card, Card Making, handmade cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatcis #avocado #Diecutting #fussycutting #avoniceday


Lastly, I heat embossed the custom phrase with Harold's ABCs onto a banner that was die cut from the Fancy Wavy Banners!

love this card! be sure to check it out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog and play along!
enjoy!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

my reason to smile

hello!
and happy Saturday!

today I have this card up on the Create a Smile stamps blog!
here's a sneak peek!

You're My Reason to Smile Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Encouragement Card, Floral, Flowers, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, watercolor, #createasmile #createasmilestamps #clearstamping #handmadecards #cardmaking #distressinks

so fun!
love these unique colors together!
be sure to check it out at the Create a Smile stamps blog, for all the details!
enjoy!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

shark bites!

well hello again!
today I have this fun, Shark Week inspired card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Hope Your Day Doesn't Bite Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shark, Sunscape Stencil, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #distressoxide #birthday #shark

love it!
I used the super fun Shark Bites stamps and dies! and I decided to color the sharks in yellow for a change - why not?! lol!
I love how it turned out!

Hope Your Day Doesn't Bite Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shark, Sunscape Stencil, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #distressoxide #birthday #shark

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina to ink blend the background! then I splattered some water on top! I also stamped some schools of fish in tone-on-tone ink in the background! so fun!


Hope Your Day Doesn't Bite Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shark, Sunscape Stencil, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #distressoxide #birthday #shark

I used the Sunscape Stencil and some glitter paste to add the sun rays through the water!
then I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a speech bubble from the Speech Bubbles Die Set.

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

Monday, July 19, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 105 - Fun with Food

happy Monday!

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



yay!
 

there are so many adorable food images from Lawn Fawn! I had a hard time narrowing it down! but I decided to go with a cute modified birthday dino!

Rawrsome Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Fun with Food, Lawn Fawn, Dinosaur, Cupcakes, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #cards #cardmaking #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics

I ink blended the background of the card with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberries and Squeezed Lemonade! then I splattered some water on top!

Rawrsome Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Fun with Food, Lawn Fawn, Dinosaur, Cupcakes, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #cards #cardmaking #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics
 
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! the dinos are from Rawrsome, the balloons and small cupcakes are from Party Animal and the cupcake on the balloon is from A Bug Deal
 
Rawrsome Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Fun with Food, Lawn Fawn, Dinosaur, Cupcakes, Cards, Handmade Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #cards #cardmaking #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics
 
I love this cute little birthday card!
 
 I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Friday, July 16, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs 8 Year Celebration - Newton’s Cupcake + coordinating Dies, 3 Piece Cupcake Stenci

Today I am excited to be part of  the 8 year anniversary celebration with Newton's Nook Designs!
To celebrate this awesome milestone, Newton’s Nook Designs has released adorable new cupcake themed products, which I will be sharing on my projects today. There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

oh how I love all of these new stamps, stencils and dies!! just wait until you see it all! I'm swooning!
but in the mean time, check out what we're working with today: Newton’s Cupcake + coordinating Dies, 3 Piece Cupcake Stencil

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 16th, right here

these cupcake-themed products are just adorable!

Cupcake Birthday Cards by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs 8 year Celebration, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Deco Foil, Decofoil, Foil, stickles #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending #birthday #cupcake #decofoil

my first card uses just the stamp set/dies:

Happy Birthday to Mew Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs 8 year Celebration, Birthday, Card, Card Making, Birthday, Bokeh, Cupcake, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #birthdaycard #cardmaking #papercrafting

I started by coloring the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! I also added in the balloons from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set!

Happy Birthday to Mew Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs 8 year Celebration, Birthday, Card, Card Making, Birthday, Bokeh, Cupcake, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #birthdaycard #cardmaking #papercrafting

then I used Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold to create the background with the help of the Bokeh Stencil Set!
and finally, I added some glitter to the hat and balloons!

my next card uses the new stencil!

Pawsome Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs 8 year Celebration, Birthday, Card, Card Making, Birthday, Pawprints, Decofoil, Foil,  Cupcake, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #birthdaycard #cardmaking #papercrafting

did someone say rainbow!? oh yes, it was me!
I ink blended all of the stencils in rainbow colors. then I used the final layer of the stencil set to add the sprinkles and cherries in rainbow foil!

Pawsome Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs 8 year Celebration, Birthday, Card, Card Making, Birthday, Pawprints, Decofoil, Foil,  Cupcake, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #birthdaycard #cardmaking #papercrafting

I used Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber to add color to the pawprint from Pawprint Shaker Die Set. then I stamped a new phrase in the paw!

I added to the sentiment by combining it with a phrase from Birthday Roundabout, and heat embossing it onto a black banner from Banner Trio Die Set!

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to the Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop? We will choose TWO lucky winners! 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 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 19th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, July 20th

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

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Get Cracking on Christma - Secret Santa + Giveaway

***giveaway is closed - winner is Mirella**


hello!!!

today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus as she continues to Get Cracking on those Christmas cards!! I'm sooooooooo excited to be joining her again! and this month - I'm offering a Christmas in July giveaway! (details below)


be sure to join in the Christmas fun!!
if you create a project, share it on social media with the tag: #getcrackingonchristmas and comment on Jenn's blog!
as an added bonus! Jenn will be doing a live event on her YouTube channel Thursday, July 16th at 8:00p ET!
www.youtube.com/jennshurkus


ok, let's get onto my card!

I used the sweetest little santa and reindeer images from Lawn Fawn! lol!

Secret Santa Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Chrismtas, Cards, card making, Christmas, Distress Inks, Stencil, giveaway, #lawnfawn #getcrackingonchristmas #cardmaking #christmas #christmascard

so cute!
I love that Santa and his reindeer from ho-ho-holidays! they're just so cute!
I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!

Secret Santa Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Chrismtas, Cards, card making, Christmas, Distress Inks, Stencil, giveaway, #lawnfawn #getcrackingonchristmas #cardmaking #christmas #christmascard

for the background, I Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio. I splattered some water on top and then used white embossing paste and the Snowflake Trio stencil for some texture!

Secret Santa Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Chrismtas, Cards, card making, Christmas, Distress Inks, Stencil, giveaway, #lawnfawn #getcrackingonchristmas #cardmaking #christmas #christmascard

I combined the sentiments from ho-ho-holidays with a custom phrase from Harold's ABCs!

ok - the giveaway details!
comment below for a chance to win $25 to Butterfly Reflections Ink!
all you have to do is comment by Sunday, July 18th at 11:59pm right here!

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too! 

enjoy!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

pop, fizz, clink!

well hello there!
and join me as I celebrate my birthday! today I have this fun card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, and it's all my favorite things! lol!

Pop, Fizz, Clink Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cocktails, Drinks, Distress Inks, Distress Oxide, Stencil, Birthday, Celebrate, Cheers, Card Making, Paper Crafting, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressink #distressoxideink #cheers #cocktails #cardmaking

cool drinks, rainbow colors and teal! lol!
I used the super fun Cocktail Mixer stamps and dies for my card! they were colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!

Pop, Fizz, Clink Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cocktails, Drinks, Distress Inks, Distress Oxide, Stencil, Birthday, Celebrate, Cheers, Card Making, Paper Crafting, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressink #distressoxideink #cheers #cocktails #cardmaking

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire to ink blend the background. then I used the Sunscape Stencil to add some rays and details to the background!

I also splattered some ink color and white acrylic ink on the background...because: fizz!! lol!

Pop, Fizz, Clink Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Cocktails, Drinks, Distress Inks, Distress Oxide, Stencil, Birthday, Celebrate, Cheers, Card Making, Paper Crafting, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressink #distressoxideink #cheers #cocktails #cardmaking

then I heat embossed the sentiment onto a black Speech Bubble and popped it up!
be sure to check the card out on the Newton's Nook blog, too!
enjoy!