Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I Love You (Manatees) Card!

hello there!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog! the latest challenge is all about love and valentine's day, so I created a sweet little card in that theme!!


Manatee-rific Card by Samantha Mann - Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, manatees, alcohol inks, Valentine's Day, handmade card

loooooove it!
I used the ADORABLE Manatee-rific stamp and Screen Time stamp sets!
the images were stamped and then colored with Zig Clean Color real Brush Markers! once they were dry, I fussy cut out the images for the sweet, underwater scene!


Manatee-rific Card by Samantha Mann - Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, manatees, alcohol inks, Valentine's Day, handmade card

the background was created with Alcohol inks! LOVE how it came out! I popped up the manatees, and then added some details with a  white gel pen!

be sure to play along with the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, too!
enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Happy Together Layout

hello and happy Tuesday!
I just got back from having an AMAZING time at Creativation, and I am bursting with creativity and the urge to create!!
I haven't had the time to make a layout in forever, and so the first thing I did was make one for the new Altenew Sketch Challenge - my FAVORITE layout challenges!!!


I mean, what's not to love about the sketch!? I LOVE circular layouts like that, so it was a dream to create!

here's my layout!

Happy Together Mixed Media Layout by Samantha Mann, Altenew, scrapbook, watercolor, #altenew #scrapbook #layout

love it?! I layouts aren't for everyone, but I do love scrapbooking just as much as card making, so I have to play along and share! (sorry!)
I used the Altenew 36 pan set of watercolors to create the background, first! soooo pretty! what's not to love about those colors!

Happy Together Mixed Media Layout by Samantha Mann, Altenew, scrapbook, watercolor, #altenew #scrapbook #layout

I also used the Watercolor Stripes stencil with some white embossing paste for the background! LOVE that texture! oh, and did you see the stitching? watercolor + embossing paste + stitching = MY FAVORITE! lol!

Happy Together Mixed Media Layout by Samantha Mann, Altenew, scrapbook, watercolor, #altenew #scrapbook #layout

I embellished, and created layers behind my photo with papers from and stickers and die cuts from BOTH scrapbook collections: Reflection and Our Family!
those wood veneer, origami humming birds are just TO DIE FOR! I used gesso and then watercolored on top of them too! ha!

so that's my layout!
be sure to check out the sketch and examples so you can play along, too! the more the merrier!!
enjoy!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #45 - Lots of Love

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



this time, we're celebrating L-O-V-E! 




yay! and Lawn Fawn's latest release is allll about Valentine's Day and love!
so I used the new I Love You(calyptus) mini stamp set for my card! that little guy is too not to use!



I Love You(calyptus) Card by Samantha Mann - Lawn Fawn, Distress Ink, Koala, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Valentine's Day #lawnfawn #handmadecard #distressink #valentinesday

so sweet right?! I mirror stamped the koala and then fussy cut him out, along with what felt like a million of the eucalyptus trees from the Critters Down Under stamp set! a perfect match!


I Love You(calyptus) Card by Samantha Mann - Lawn Fawn, Distress Ink, Koala, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Valentine's Day #lawnfawn #handmadecard #distressink #valentinesday

I also couldn't resist adding some clouds from the Starry Backdrops stamp set! the background was created by using the negative die cut of a circle, and ink blending with Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberries and Dried Marigold...my new favorite color combo for Valentine's Day cards!!

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

enjoy!




Thursday, January 17, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - My Type and Candy Heart + coordinating Dies

hello again!
I can't believe it's the last day of Newton's Nook Designs January release!

I am super in love with this release!
these sets are so FUN and unique and everything you would expect from Newton's Nook! today we're showing off the two, new, mini sets: My Type and Candy Heart + 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 January 18th, right here

my first card uses the sweeeeet little typewriter image!

Just My Type Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, handmade card, typewriter, just because

for the background, I stamped the fun 'tail' from the peacock in the Beautiful Plumage stamp set! I also stamped and colored some flower and leaf images from Toucan Party stamp set with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!

Just My Type Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, handmade card, typewriter, just because

I finished off the card with some white embossing paste and the Bubbly Stencil!

my second card uses the cuuuuuuuuute candy heart images!! 

Candy Hearts Card by Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs, candy hearts, Valentine's Day, handmade card, distress oxide ink

I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out! so easy, and so fun!
the background was created with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink! just a smidge of ink blending, and then some water and color splatters! FUN!

Candy Hearts Card by Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs, candy hearts, Valentine's Day, handmade card, distress oxide ink

the heart images were popped up with foam tape, and the sentiment was heat embossed in white!

Would you like to win both the “My Type” and “Candy Heart” Stamp Sets?
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 
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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - Love Owl-ways + Coordinating Die

hi there!
welcome back to day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs January release!


I am super in love with this release!
these sets are so FUN and unique and everything you would expect from Newton's Nook! today we're showing off the new Love Owl-ways + 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 January 18th, right here

I created a background with the Sky Borders Die Set as a mask for these adorable owls!

Owl-ways & Forever Card by Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs, owls, Valentine's Day, love, #newtonsnook #valentinesday

I used Seedless Perserves and Milled Lavendar Distress Oxide Inks!
I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out! so easy, and so fun!

Owl-ways & Forever Card by Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs, owls, Valentine's Day, love, #newtonsnook #valentinesday

the owls were popped up with foam tape, and then I added some sequins to add to the whimsy! a strip of gold, glitter washi on the side adds to the FUN!

Would you like to win the “Love Owl-ways” Stamp Set?
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 
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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - Caffeinated Cats

hello!
welcome back to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs January release!


I am super in love with this release!
these sets are so FUN and unique and everything you would expect from Newton's Nook! today we're showing off the new Caffeinated Cats stamp 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 January 18th, right here

for my card, I used only part of the new image, but it still packs a fun punch!

Something to Perk You Up Card by Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs, coffee, cats, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, #newtonsnook, #coffee #handmadecard

aw, I love these! and you just *know* I had to sneak a rainbow in with those cups! ha!
I stamped and colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out around the edges!

Something to Perk You Up Card by Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs, coffee, cats, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, #newtonsnook, #coffee #handmadecard

the sentiment was heat embossed on white onto the light, kraft card front! and then the whole cat/cup image was popped up with foam tape! 

Would you like to win the “Caffeinated Cats” Stamp Set?
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 
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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Monday, January 14, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs January Release - It’s a Plan and Newton Makes a Plan + coordinating Dies

hello!
today is day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs January release - the very first of this new year!


I am super in love with this release!
these sets are so FUN and dude...they're Newton's Nooks' very FIRST planner-aimed sets - It’s a Plan and Newton Makes a Plan + 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 January 18th, right here

my card combined BOTH new sets, in a fun way!!

It's Your Day Card by Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs, planner stamps, birthday card, rainbow, distress inks

I have future plans to use these sets in my planner, but in the meantime, I thought it would be FUN and exciting to make a birthday card with them!!
I used a circle to mask off an area, and then a ton OF Distress Inks to create the RAINBOW background. 

It's Your Day Card by Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs, planner stamps, birthday card, rainbow, distress inks

then I used the fun words and stamped in the coordinating ink colors to create an unconventional birthday 'to do' list! ha!
the cute cats were colored with Zig Clea Color Real Brush Markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! 
the sentiment was heat embossed in white, onto a strip of black cardstock.

Would you like to win the “Newton Makes Plans” or the “It’s a Plan” Stamp Set?
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 
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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: