Monday, June 17, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #55 - Mood Board

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


yay!


eeeeeep!!
did someone say a summer rainbow challenge?! i'm in!! lol!!

Waving Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Handmade card, cards, summer, rainbow #inkblending #lawnfawn #distressinks #cards

I am in LOVE with how this came out!
I ink blended the background with Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks, then splattered some water on top! I used the Stitched Wave Borders Dies to die cut the top of the card.
all of the sea critters were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! 
I used images from Keep on Swimming, Mermaid for You, You are Sublime, and Smooth Sailing.

Waving Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Handmade card, cards, summer, rainbow #inkblending #lawnfawn #distressinks #cards

I am SOOOO in love with the critters handing out of the yellow submarine!! eeeeep! they're so cute!
I added them with foam tape, and then finished the card off with some sequin 'bubbles'! 


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


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Two Many Cards Video Series featuring Heffy Doodle Stamps and Dies + Giveaways!!

hi there!!!
I'm SOOOO excited to be a guest with Emily this month on the Two Many Cards Video Series!



what fun!
today we're featuring stamps, dies and stencils from Heffy Doodle!!! 
be sure to check out my video on youtube for all the giveaway information, too!

We used the Super Dudes stamps and dies, Cityscape Stencil, Rays the Roof Stencil, Super Cuts, and My Hero Cuts!

I did lots of Distress Ink blending on both cards!


Super Dudes Cards by Samantha Mann for the Two Many Cards Video Series with Emily Leiphart, Heffy Doodle, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Youtube, Video, Handmade Cards, #heffydoodle #video #cards #inkblending

I used translucent embossing paste on the purple, pink and orange background, then sprinkled some clear glitter embossing powder on top! once the paste was dry, I heat sent the glitter powder! and it it's fantastic - because no loose glitter falls off!


Super Dudes Cards by Samantha Mann for the Two Many Cards Video Series with Emily Leiphart, Heffy Doodle, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Youtube, Video, Handmade Cards, #heffydoodle #video #cards #inkblending

and when the light hits it, wow! gorgeous!
all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out!

I did some creative masking with the stencil for my second card - and LOVE it!!


Super Dudes Cards by Samantha Mann for the Two Many Cards Video Series with Emily Leiphart, Heffy Doodle, Distress Ink, Ink Blending, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Youtube, Video, Handmade Cards, #heffydoodle #video #cards #inkblending

I used Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet Distress Inks to create the night sky! and the city underneath is sped safe with that super guy!
I loved every minute I spent making these cards!!


Heffy Doodle is giving away a £25 gift certificate and one lucky winner will be chosen randomly from one of our videos. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!


Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on June 22, 2019 and the winners will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're one of the lucky winners!



be sure to stop by my video on youtube and comment for your chance to with a $25 gift certificate! from Heffy Doodle!
you must be a subscriber to both our channels to win!
enjoy!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Create a Smile Stamps June 2019 Release!

hello!!
I'm so excited to share my cards for the Create a Smile Stamps June release!!!


it's soooo cute!! I love ALL of the new stamps and dies! hands down - adorable!
my first card uses the new Clematis flower set and Letters set!

Hello Lovely Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Flowers, Watercolor, Stamps, Cards, Handmade cards #createasmile #stamps #watercolor

soooo pretty! those flowers and leaves are so delicate and gorgeous!
I watercolored the flowers and background and then fussy cut out them out! I used bright pinks, and some warm pinks for the flowers, too! and I looooove the subtle mint colors in the background as a contrast!

Hello Lovely Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Flowers, Watercolor, Stamps, Cards, Handmade cards #createasmile #stamps #watercolor

I also added some white embossing paste and the Small Polka Dots stencil released last month!
and I suuuuuuper love the combination of the scripty letters from the Lettering and Tiny Lettering stamp sets with the new Letters stamp set!

my next two cards use the ADORABLE AND CUTE Best Bugs stamp set!

Hey Busy Bee Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Stencil, Copic Markers, Bees, handmade cards, #createasmile #stamps #stencil #cards #bees

eeeep! I just LOOOOVE these images! they totally steal the show with their chubby cuteness! ha!
I colored in all the images with my Copics and then fussy cut them out!
I paired them with the amazing Blossom stencil, which I added to the card with a light grey embossing paste! 

Hey Busy Bee Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Stencil, Copic Markers, Bees, handmade cards, #createasmile #stamps #stencil #cards #bees

I finished off the card by adding a light brown color-ed enamel dot to their antenna! eeeep! love!

my last card uses the same set! (I'm serious when I say that I could use this set for all of the days! ha!)

I Love Bee-ing With You Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Bugs, Bee, Handmade Card, embossing paste #createasmile #stamps #cards #inkblending #bee

looooooove these best bugs sitting together!!
I used Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks for the background! then I colored the image and fussy cut it out! 

I Love Bee-ing With You Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending, Bugs, Bee, Handmade Card, embossing paste #createasmile #stamps #cards #inkblending #bee

the background was created using the Waves Stencil and some light grey embossing paste!

be sure to grab these sets if you love them as much as I do! 
enjoy!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Woodland Picnic + coordinating Die

hello!
we made it!
it's the last day of Newton's Nook Designs June release!


I am super in love with this release, it's FUN and happy and so exciting!
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: Woodland Picnic + 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 June 14th, right here


this picnic set just completes this early summer release!! I love ALL of these woodland critters!!!!

It's a Good Day to have a Good Day Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Picnic, critters, watermelon, summer #distressink #inkblending #newtonsnook

surprise, surprise, more ink blending!! but this time I used Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron! a fun, fresh combo!
I looooooove that newton and squirrel image!! they're SOOO cute!
I colored the images with Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out with the coordinating dies!

It's a Good Day to have a Good Day Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink blending, Picnic, critters, watermelon, summer #distressink #inkblending #newtonsnook

and those ants....they have my heart!!! ha! I LOVE them so much! they're just marching along, looking to get in on the action! ha!

Would you like to win the “Woodland Picnic” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Newton Hangs Out and Newton’s Picnic + coordinating Dies

hello!
so excited to start day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs June release off now!


I am super in love with this release, it's FUN and happy and so exciting!
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 Hangs Out and Newton’s Picnic + 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 June 14th, right here

my first card uses the new Newton Hangs Out stamp set:

Hang in There Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Handmade cards, Distress Inks, ink blending #newtonsnook #inkblending #distressink #cards

his face just cracks me up!! ha - he is NOT amused! lol! 
I used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet to ink blend the background!
all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers and then popped up with foam tape!

Hang in There Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Handmade cards, Distress Inks, ink blending #newtonsnook #inkblending #distressink #cards

so fun! I also splattered some water on the background to add some texture!

my second card uses the new Newton's Picnic stamp set! 
and I also added an image from Newton's Thanksgiving!! ha!

Life's a Picnic Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Ink, Embossing Paste, handmade cards, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, #newtonsnook #distressink #inkblending #handmadecards

OMG - super stuffed Newton, combined with the feet sticking out of the picnic basket just makes me laugh! ha!
I used the Land Borders Dies for the grass and hills! and the Sunscape Stencil for the sun set!  I did some ink blending with Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed for the sky, and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass!

Life's a Picnic Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Ink, Embossing Paste, handmade cards, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, #newtonsnook #distressink #inkblending #handmadecards

I finished off the card with white embossing paste through the Cloudy Sky Stencil, too!

Would you like to win the “Newton Hangs Out" or "Newton’s Picnic" 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Say Woof, Woof Stencil

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




I am super in love with this release, it's FUN and happy and so exciting!
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: Say Woof, Woof 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 June 14th, right here

I am SO glad there is a dog version of this being released, too!! it's JUST as cute and funny as the cat version we shared yesterday!! but for dog lovers!

You're PAW-some Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, handmade card, cards, shaker card, puppy, distress ink #shakercard #newtonsnook #handmadecards

this was so fun to make! 
I used the suuuuuuuper cute new shaker die!!! I die cut the top layer out of white cardstock and added color with Distress Oxide Inks! looooove those sweet little paws! ha!

You're PAW-some Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, handmade card, cards, shaker card, puppy, distress ink #shakercard #newtonsnook #handmadecards

I used white embossing paste over a soft, kraft background with the new stencil, and couldn't resist adding the scripty 'woof', too!! sooooo fun!!

Would you like to win the “Say Woof” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Monday, June 10, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Cat-itude, Pawprint Shaker Die, Meow Stencil

hello!
today is day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs June release!




I am super in love with this release, it's FUN and happy and so exciting!
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: Cat-itude, Pawprint Shaker Die, Meow 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 June 14th, right here

this new collections made me laugh for days! I am in LOVE with these phrases!!! and that shaker die - swoon! SO cool!
I decided to make a layout of my kitten Phoenix today!

Purr-fect Priorities Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Scrapbook, Layout, Mixed Media, Watercolor, #newtonsnook #layout #scrapbook #petlayout #mixedmedia #watercolor

this was so fun to make! 
I started by using some white embossing paste and the new stencil over a gesso-ed piece of white cardstock! 
once it was dry, I added watercolor in Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks over the embossing paste, LOVE that look!

Purr-fect Priorities Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Scrapbook, Layout, Mixed Media, Watercolor, #newtonsnook #layout #scrapbook #petlayout #mixedmedia #watercolor

I also stamped various phrases around the photos and titles! that little kitty face with the whiskers image is my favorite!!
ha!

Purr-fect Priorities Layout by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Scrapbook, Layout, Mixed Media, Watercolor, #newtonsnook #layout #scrapbook #petlayout #mixedmedia #watercolor

the title I used is "purr-fect priorities" because he's always asleep and cute! lol!
I also die cut the 'meow' phrase and stitched it on with my sewing machine! 
love how this came out!

Would you like to win the “Cat-itude” 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 June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th.