Tuesday, May 18, 2021

deck the paws

Did you see that Newton's Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It's time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they're gone for good!

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don't forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

for my card, I decided to go and spread some Christmas cheer!!
because what could be better than amazingly adorbale christmas designs at 40% off, right?!

Big Holiday Wises Slimline Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Christmas, Christmas Card, Slimline, Flock, Transfer Gel Duo, Ink Blending, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #cardmaking #distressink #inkblending #flock #decofoil

anyway, I used Ornamental Newton for my card! I stamped the image 3 times and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
for the background, I used Holiday Foliage Stencil and selectively used only a few pine branches with Distress Inks to add some greens. I also used the same Distress Ink colors in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron to ink blend the entire slimline panel.

I also used some Transfer Duo Gel and the pine branch stencil pieces to add two different shades of green flock!! because what's better than soft, fuzzy pine branches?! loooove! 

Big Holiday Wises Slimline Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Christmas, Christmas Card, Slimline, Flock, Transfer Gel Duo, Ink Blending, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #cardmaking #distressink #inkblending #flock #decofoil

I die cut out the green pine panel with the Slimline Frames and Portholes Die Set, and then placed it onto my cardbase! I used the Ornaments Stencil with white embossing paste to add more texture!

Big Holiday Wises Slimline Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Christmas, Christmas Card, Slimline, Flock, Transfer Gel Duo, Ink Blending, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #christmas #christmascard #cardmaking #distressink #inkblending #flock #decofoil

I stamped the sentiment in black, and then popped up the images with foam tape!

Don't forget to visit the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

Monday, May 17, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #101 - Travel Destination/Favorite Place

happy Monday!

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



yay!
 

I love creating scenes and this is one of my favorite challenges ever!
I decided to create a sunset beach card, because that's my favorite place ever! but I have never done a night sky/scene in this fashion, so be kind! lol! I already know that I would change about 6 different things about this card! lol

Thank My Lucky Stars for You Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Beach, Sunset, Cards, Card Making, Thank You Card, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #cardmaking #thankyoucard #distressinks #inkblending
 
I used lots of Distress Ink blending for my card! 
The ocean waves, which were die cut with the Stitched Hillside Borders and Stitched Wave Borders, were inkblended at first as I normally would with bright colors in Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina. then I used Chipped Sapphire, Smoked Hickory and Black Soot to add the shadows. 
I used Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade for the moon glow.
 
Thank My Lucky Stars for You Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Beach, Sunset, Cards, Card Making, Thank You Card, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #cardmaking #thankyoucard #distressinks #inkblending
 
I stamped the images from Upon a Star and Life is Good. again, I colored them all like I normally would, with bright colors. all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! then I used the previously mentioned darker Distress Inks to add the shadows.
 
Thank My Lucky Stars for You Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Beach, Sunset, Cards, Card Making, Thank You Card, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #cardmaking #thankyoucard #distressinks #inkblending
 
the sentiment was created by combining phrases from Upon a Star and Super Star. I sprinkled white acrylic ink on top of the waves and sandy shore, too!
lastly, I used the Starry Sky Stencil and white embossing paste to add star texture!

I added some details with my white gel pen, and then heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some Black Licorice Cardstock! then I just fussy cut around the sentiment.

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021

you're manatee-rific!

hey there!
today I have this fun, cute card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog today!

You're Manatee-rific Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Deisgns, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Watercolor, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #manatee #cards #cardmaking #distressinks #inkblending

manatees are my favorite animal and I just LOOOOVE these cute, floaty potatoes!
I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from the Manatee-rific stamp set, then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
I also used the bubbles and seaweed from the Scuba Newton stamp!

You're Manatee-rific Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Deisgns, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Watercolor, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #manatee #cards #cardmaking #distressinks #inkblending

I used the Hills & Grass Stencil to create the wavy water! I used Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. once they were all ink blended, I used the same colors and the packaging technique on top, to create the watery, watercolor look!

You're Manatee-rific Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Deisgns, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Watercolor, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #manatee #cards #cardmaking #distressinks #inkblending

lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment in white, onto some black cardstock and cut it out in a banner shape!
be sure to check out the card on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
enjoy!

Monday, May 3, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #100 - Cards for Kids

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



yay!

cards for kids...yes please!! what a fun, and happy challenge!
I could do this all day!

Claw-some Birthday Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Claw Machine, Birthday Card, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #birthdaycard #birthday #clawmachinea

I used the adorable You're Claw-some stamp set for my card!! I haven't met a kid yet who doesn't love these claw machine games, so I knew this would be perfect for a kids card!
I also used the little bear from the Critter Concert stamp set, because he looks like he's playing the game!

Claw-some Birthday Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Claw Machine, Birthday Card, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #birthdaycard #birthday #clawmachinea

I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! and I couldn't resist coloring all of those stuffed, toy bears in rainbow colors!

Claw-some Birthday Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Claw Machine, Birthday Card, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #birthdaycard #birthday #clawmachinea

for the background, I used Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio! then I splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top! 
I heat embossed the sentiment in white and onto some Black Licorice Cardstock and popped it up with foam tape!

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

video game birthday party!

hello again!
today I have this cute card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
the current challenge is all about scenes, and this card is a video game birthday party scene! yay!

You Leveled Up Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Birthday, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Scene, Video Games, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawnaticschallenge #birthday #birthdaycard #videogame #cards #diycard

ha! love how this turned out!
I used the images from Virtual Friends, Really High Five, Party Animal and Screen Time! they were all colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out! I used a white gel pen to add details to the images, too!

You Leveled Up Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Birthday, Cards, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Scene, Video Games, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawnaticschallenge #birthday #birthdaycard #videogame #cards #diycard

the background was created with paper from the Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack for the walls, and the White Woodgrain Cardstock for the floor!
I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock and then popped it up with foam tape.

hopefully you are inspired by it too, and you play along with the current challenge by creating a scene!
enjoy!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Newton's Nook Desgins & Therm-o-Web Collaboraion 2021



This week Newton's Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add use Therm O Web products with Newton's Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

my first card uses lots of die cutting, foil and flock!

Thanks so Much Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb, Thank You Card, Deco Foil, Foil, Flock, Leaves, Cards, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #thermoweb #decofoil #flock #thankyou #thankyoucard #cardmaking #cards

I die cut out a bunch of leaves using the Beautiful Leaves Die Set and Flower Trio Die Set
then I used the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo and once it was dry, I added the greens and teals in flock and foil below, to add texture and shine!

Thanks so Much Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb, Thank You Card, Deco Foil, Foil, Flock, Leaves, Cards, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #thermoweb #decofoil #flock #thankyou #thankyoucard #cardmaking #cards

for the sentiment, I heat embossed the phrase from Floral Roundabout Stamp Set

Thanks so Much Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb, Thank You Card, Deco Foil, Foil, Flock, Leaves, Cards, Card Making, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #thermoweb #decofoil #flock #thankyou #thankyoucard #cardmaking #cards

the background of the card is a light grey cardstock and I used some white embossing paste and the Hardwood Stencil to add a wood-y texture


for my second card, I made a slimline card with the Deco Foil Kraft Slimline Toner Card Fronts - Chic Chevron!

You are Amazing Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb, Slimline Card, Cards, Deco Foil, Lisa Frank, Rainbow, Stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #thermoweb #decofoil #rainbow #foil #slimline #slimlinecards #cards #cardmaking

I used the Deco Foil Transfer Sheets - Rainbow and my laminator to make the pretty rainbow background!
then I die cut some puffy clouds using the Sky Scene Builder Die Set from white cardstock!
I die cut the whole panel using the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set and then added some texture with white embossing paste and the Cascading Stars Stencil

You are Amazing Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb, Slimline Card, Cards, Deco Foil, Lisa Frank, Rainbow, Stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #thermoweb #decofoil #rainbow #foil #slimline #slimlinecards #cards #cardmaking

then I heat embossed the sentiment from Floral Roundabout Stamp Set onto some vellum that was die cut using the Banner Trio Die Set

You are Amazing Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb, Slimline Card, Cards, Deco Foil, Lisa Frank, Rainbow, Stencil #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #thermoweb #decofoil #rainbow #foil #slimline #slimlinecards #cards #cardmaking

I also used some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink to ink blend the edge of the card and then splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top!
I just love this sparkly, shiny rainbow card! I was totally channeling my Lisa Frank! ha!

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!


Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton's Nook Designs? Visit the Newton's Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

I've linked these in the text above, but if that doesn't work to copy and paste on your blog, please use these links for TOW and NND:

NND site: http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/
NND blog: http://www.newtonsnookblog.com/

TOW site: https://www.thermowebonline.com/
TOW blog: http://thermoweb.com/blog/

Friday, April 23, 2021

Create a Smile Stamps April 2021 Release

hello again!
today I am sharing a few cards for the Create a Smile Stamps April release!


sooo excited to share my cards! I love how they came out!
my first card uses the beautiful floral images from Growing Garden!

You are My Favorite Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Slimline Cards, Card Making, Altenew Washi, Heat embossing, Fussy Cut, flowers #createasmile #createasmilestamps #flowers #slimlinecard #slimline

eeep!
ok, so first I used a strip of polka-dotted black and white washi for the background! I placed it along the new Long Double Stitched Dies panel!

You are My Favorite Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Slimline Cards, Card Making, Altenew Washi, Heat embossing, Fussy Cut, flowers #createasmile #createasmilestamps #flowers #slimlinecard #slimline

the flower and leaf images were colored with copic markers and then fussy cut out!

You are My Favorite Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Slimline Cards, Card Making, Altenew Washi, Heat embossing, Fussy Cut, flowers #createasmile #createasmilestamps #flowers #slimlinecard #slimline

I used the Favorite Everything stamp set for the sentiment! I heat embossed the large word in black onto vellum, and the smaller words in white onto a strip of black cardstock.
love how this pretty card came out!

my second card uses the new Kind der 80er mini stamp set!

Have a Totally Rad Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, 80s, Handmade Cards, Ink Blending, Distress Inks, Birthday, Birthday Cards, Card Making #createasmile #createasmilestamps #80s #inkblending #distressinks #stencil

so cool, right?! lol! like, totally cool!
I colored the labels' on the cassette tapes in a rainbow pattern! then I popped them up with foam tape!
I also used the Mini Birthday and Letters stamp sets to create the custom sentiment! and of course, I also used the Say What? stamp set for the speech bubble!

Have a Totally Rad Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, 80s, Handmade Cards, Ink Blending, Distress Inks, Birthday, Birthday Cards, Card Making #createasmile #createasmilestamps #80s #inkblending #distressinks #stencil

for the background, I ink blended in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon! I ink blended it all together and then splattered water and ink color and white acrylic ink on top! I used the Basic Stars stencil to add details, with the ink blending. then I used the same stencil with white embossing paste for extra texture!

I hope this made you inspired and excited for this release!
be sure to check out the rest of the DT's amazing projects, too!
enjoy!