Monday, November 18, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #65 - Fun with Dies

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



yay!





I am always happy to stretch my card-making skills with this challenge!! I love love love seeing and making cards with dies, especially interactive cards - but sometimes I get intimidated, so this is the perfect excuse to make them!


Have YoursELF a Merry Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics, Christmas, Cards, Interactive, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Lawn Fawn #lawnafawn #diecuts #interactivecard #cards #distressinks #christmas

awwww...I love how this came out! those elves from Holiday Helpers are just soooo adorable and I love making scenes with them!
I decided to use the Shadow Box Card Die Set to set the scene!! 


Have YoursELF a Merry Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics, Christmas, Cards, Interactive, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Lawn Fawn #lawnafawn #diecuts #interactivecard #cards #distressinks #christmas

once the bases for the shadow box card were cut out, I used Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold and two pieces of computer paper to create the stripes! I really *LOVE* the candy cane feel of this christmas card!


Have YoursELF a Merry Little Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics, Christmas, Cards, Interactive, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Lawn Fawn #lawnafawn #diecuts #interactivecard #cards #distressinks #christmas

all of the images were stamped and then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! then once they were dry, I fussy cut them out!
I also die cut out a few extra hills/snow banks to add along the outside of the scene!

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

enjoy!




Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fawny Holiday Week 2019 - Day 6

hi there!
I'm so excited for this week on the Lawn Fawn blog - the Fawny Holiday week
and I'm lucky enough to be able to participate as part of the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge design team!

for this card, I used the super adorable Beary Happy Holidays stamp set!


Beary Happy Holidays Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Christmas Card, Holiday, Cards, Distress Inks, skating, #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #christmas #fawnyholidayweek

soooo sweet!!
I combined with with the new Stitched Pond die set
first I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then I fussy cut it out!

next, I die cut out the pond, but used the outside part of the die cut for my card! then I used Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks to add color to the inside image of the pond. then I splattered some water over top...because...I'm Sam! ha!


Beary Happy Holidays Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Christmas Card, Holiday, Cards, Distress Inks, skating, #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #christmas #fawnyholidayweek

then, I stamped the bear image onto some old packaging and then pressed that onto the pond, to create the upside down, mirrored image! then I used the same markers that I used to color the main image, but reallllllly diluted! soooo fun!

I stamped the sentiment onto some pink cardstock, heat embossed the phrase, and then popped that up!!
love how this came out!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for allllll of your holiday inspiration needs! ha!
enjoy!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Fawny Holiday Week 2019 - Day 5

it's me again!

I'm so excited for this week on the Lawn Fawn blog - the Fawny Holiday week
and I'm lucky enough to be able to participate as part of the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge design team!

for this card, I decided to create a shaped card with the sweet, sweet little images from Snow Day!


You Warm My Heart Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Night Sky, Ink blending, christmas, christmas card #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #inkblending #cards, #christmas

soooo sweet, right?
I used the Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables Die Set to create the heart shaped card! then I also used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies, to add that little snow bank!
first I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then I fussy cut it out!


You Warm My Heart Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Night Sky, Ink blending, christmas, christmas card #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #inkblending #cards, #christmas

I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! 
for the night sky, I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon to ink blend! then I sprinkled some white acrylic paint and a little Liquid Stardust to create the stars! 
I popped up a few trees, and the bunny for some added dimension, then finished the card off with a tiny little pom-pom for his tail! ha!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for allllll of your holiday inspiration needs! ha!
enjoy!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Frosty Folks + coordinating Dies

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday week, scroll down or click here!**

what a week!
join us for day 4 of Newton's Nook Designs' November release!





this release has totally got me in the mood for snuggling under a blanket with a book! I LOVE this winter release!

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: Frosty Folks +  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 November 15th, right here

so I have to level with you, my first instinct...of COURSE...was to color these snowmen in rainbow colors...because...rainbows!! ha! but then I decided to go for a softer look!

Winter is Warmer Together Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, winter, christmas, ink blending, distress inks, snowman #newtonsnook #snowman #cards #winter #snow #sky

I stamped and colored this with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut it out!
first, I used the Petite Snow Stencil and some white embossing paste to create the background. once that was dry, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Dried Marigold and Picked Raspberries to add the color! 
then I splattered some water on top!

Winter is Warmer Together Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, winter, christmas, ink blending, distress inks, snowman #newtonsnook #snowman #cards #winter #snow #sky

I colored all of the images in pinks/reds and beiges! then I even stamped the sentiment in brown, which is totally not usually me! 
oh yes, I used the Land Borders Die Set to create the bunch of hills too!

Would you like to win the “Frosty Folks” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
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 November 14th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th. 

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

Fawny Holiday Week 2019 - Day 4

hi there!

I'm so excited for this week on the Lawn Fawn blog - the Fawny Holiday week

and I'm lucky enough to be able to participate as part of the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge design team!

for my card today, I combined some new and old products to create this sweet, Christmas eve scene!



Yeti or Not, Happy Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Christmas, Cards, Christmas card, distress inks, ink blending, yeti #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #christmas #cards #distressinks

soooo sweet, right?

I started by stamping the images from the new Yeti or Not stamp set. I colored the images and then fussy cut them out! 
I added a little dot detail in the same colors, to each image, to add a little bit of texture and to just do something a little different than normal! ha!
then I die ut out some hills with the Stitched Hillside Borders dies.


Yeti or Not, Happy Christmas Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Christmas, Cards, Christmas card, distress inks, ink blending, yeti #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #christmas #cards #distressinks

for the background, I did some Ink blending with Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. love that night sky! then I splattered some water on top!

I added that little santa's sleigh image to the top of the card by heat embossing in black!
first I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then I fussy cut it out!
I also heat embossed the phrase on the card in white. 

the yeti and a few of the trees were popped up with foam tape for some dimension! :)

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for allllll of your holiday inspiration needs! ha!
enjoy!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Penguin Pile + coordinating Dies, Let it Snow mini stamp

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my project for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday week, scroll down or click here!**


welcome to day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs' November release!





this release has totally got me in the mood for snuggling under a blanket with a book! I LOVE this winter release!

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: Penguin Pile + coordinating Dies, Let it Snow mini stamp
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 November 15th, right here

I think these penguins are my favorite from the release!! I especially love them all wobbly on the mini ice berg! ha!!! sooooo cute!

Piles of Warm Winter Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Winter card, cards, Penguins, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #newtonnook #penguins #wintercard #winter #distressink #inkblending

I stamped and colored this with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut it out!
I used Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create the icy water! then I splattered some water and ink color on top! 

Piles of Warm Winter Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Winter card, cards, Penguins, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #newtonnook #penguins #wintercard #winter #distressink #inkblending

the penguins were popped up with foam tape, and I also added a mini little pom-pom to the middle penguins hat!! love how sweet and cute they are!

my second card uses the adorable mini Let it Snow set!

Let it Snow Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Heat Embossing, Music, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Cards #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #christmascad #chrismas #stencil #diecuts

I started by ink blending in Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks onto a piece of white cardstock. then I placed the Music Stencil on top and used the same colors, but with more pressure to create the subtle background!
then I die cut it out with the Speech Bubbles Die Set!

Let it Snow Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Heat Embossing, Music, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Cards #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #christmascad #chrismas #stencil #diecuts

next, I used some black gesso and the Cascading Stars Stencil to create the bottom layer of the card! I also stamped some snowflakes from a set being released tomorrow...stay tuned! 
oh yeah< i also stamped and watercolored the 'snow' word in rainbow colors and popped them up with foam tape! love this twist on a card with all the patterns!

Would you like to win the “Penguin Pile” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
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 November 14th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th. 

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

Fawny Holiday Week 2019 - Day 3

me again!

I'm so excited for this week on the Lawn Fawn blog - the Fawny Holiday week
and I'm lucky enough to be able to participate as part of the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge design team!

today, I have a layout, instead of a card!



Spreading Christmas Cheer Layout by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook, Layout, Christmas, Mixed Media, Watercolor #scrapbook #layout #christmas #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #mixedmedia

soooo sweet, right?

I stamped and colored the reindeer images from Toboggan Together and then fussy cut them out! 
I also used some papers from the Snow Day Remix Petite Paper Pack to back my photo! 


Spreading Christmas Cheer Layout by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook, Layout, Christmas, Mixed Media, Watercolor #scrapbook #layout #christmas #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #mixedmedia

for the background, I used Distress Ink Refills in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create a watercolor-ed look! once it was dry, I used some white embossing paste and a star stencil to add a little texture!


Spreading Christmas Cheer Layout by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook, Layout, Christmas, Mixed Media, Watercolor #scrapbook #layout #christmas #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #mixedmedia

I added the title with a mix of alphas, and then machine stitched them onto the layout! then I added some embellishments with some older supplies I had in my stash!


Spreading Christmas Cheer Layout by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook, Layout, Christmas, Mixed Media, Watercolor #scrapbook #layout #christmas #lawnfawn #fawnyholidayweek #mixedmedia

this layout will always make me smile - it's the perfect depiction of my little Menn at this moment in time! even though my older little Mann had so much FUN singing christmas carols and decorating the tree, he was NOT having it when I wanted a picture! ha! (that's the stage he's in...) ha!
and my littlest Mann just looks up to his brother SO MUCH, it's so sweet! so his infections smile and laughter from looking at his brother was PERFECT for the 'spreading Christmas cheer' title! ha!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for allllll of your holiday inspiration needs! ha!
enjoy!