Thursday, August 22, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Witchy Newton and Happy Howl-oween + coordinating Dies, Ghosts Stencil

wow!
I can't believe we made it to the last day of Newton's Nook Designs August 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: Witchy Newton and Happy Howl-oween + coordinating Dies, Ghosts 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 August 23rd, right here

my first card uses the adooooooorable Witchy Newton set!

Be-Witch-ing Newton Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Halloween, witch shoe, clouds, stencil, #newtonsnook #distressinks #halloween #cards

eeeeeep!
isn't that little image adorable? it's SO halloween and so FUN!
I die cut a circle, and used that as a mask, then used Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade to ink blending them all together with the new Clouds Stencil!
then I splattered some water and ink color on the background too!

Be-Witch-ing Newton Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Halloween, witch shoe, clouds, stencil, #newtonsnook #distressinks #halloween #cards

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a banner of black cardstock, and then added those adorable little bats!

my next card uses the adorable Happy Howl-oween stamp set!

Happy Howl-oween Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Oxide Inks, Halloween, Cards, stencil, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers #distressinks #inkblending #halloween #cards #newtonsnook

I love these cute trick or treaters! 
I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut it would with the coordinating dies!
I die cut the grass and hills with the Land Borders Dies and then used Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover.

Happy Howl-oween Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Oxide Inks, Halloween, Cards, stencil, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers #distressinks #inkblending #halloween #cards #newtonsnook

the sky was ink blended with Chipped Sapphite, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers. and I used those cute ghosts from the new stencil in the background!
I also stamped the houses from Snow Globe Scenes in the background, which was so FUN!
and then heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black cardstock that I die cut with the Speech Bubbles Die Set.

Would you like to win the “Witchy Newton” or the “Happy Howl-oween” 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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Autumn Mice + coordinating Die

hello!
today is day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs August 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: Autumn Mice + 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 August 23rd, right here

these little mice are SO adorable, and they're little scarves just are so adorable!

Thankful for the Little Things Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Embossing Paste #newtonsnook #distressink #inkblending #cards #autumn #windyscene

I loved making this windy scene!
I started by using Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers and ink blended them all together!
and, guys, I actually didn't splatter any water on the background!!! woah!! ha!

Thankful for the Little Things Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Stencil, Embossing Paste #newtonsnook #distressink #inkblending #cards #autumn #windyscene

I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them all out! 
I love the sweet, little mouse playing in the leaves!

I added to the windy scene with some white embossing paste and the Waves Stencil

Would you like to win the “Autumn Mice” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 
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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Fall Fringe + coordinating Dies

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


this release has totally got me in the mood for fall!! I just need South Carolina weather to catch up! maybe in November...ha!
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: Fall Fringe + 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 August 23rd, right here

alright people, don't be alarmed, I wasn't replaced by aliens, I actually DID use purples for this card...and I LOVE how it came out!

Fall is My Favorite Color Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, watercolor, fall card, cards, autumn, stencil, tree rings, coloring #newtonsnook #watercolor #zigmarkers #autumn #stencil

this was so fun to make! 
I used a ton of different purples and then combined purples with random colors to change the shades! I learned a LOT about color mixing with purples! so fun!! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color this!

Fall is My Favorite Color Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, watercolor, fall card, cards, autumn, stencil, tree rings, coloring #newtonsnook #watercolor #zigmarkers #autumn #stencil

for the background, I use some white embossing paste that I tinted with grey and then used with the cool Tree Rings Stencil! so FUN!!
and I then I finished off the card with some sparkling clear sequins!

Would you like to win the “Fall Fringe”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 
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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Monday, August 19, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Pumpkin Latte + coordinating Die

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge card, scroll down or click here!**


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



this release has totally got me in the mood for fall!! I just need South Carolina weather to catch up! maybe in November...ha!

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: Pumpkin Latte + 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 August 23rd, right here

for this card, I wanted to use rich, bold colors for fall!

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Autumn, Fall Card, cards #newtonsnook #inkblending #autumn #cards #distressinks

this was so fun to make! 
I started by using Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberries and Dried Marigold and ink blended them all together!
then I splattered some water to add a little texture. then I used the Falling Leaves Stencil and some white embossing paste to add to the background.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Autumn, Fall Card, cards #newtonsnook #inkblending #autumn #cards #distressinks

I LOVE the pumpkin spice theme, and this lady juggling some pumpkins just cracks me up! that's how I feel in the fall, too! 

Would you like to winthe “Pumpkin Latte”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 
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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #59 - See Through

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



yay!




what an adorable, and fun challenge! I *LOVE* the idea of something see through on your card!
I decided to make a Shadow Box card for this challenge - you can see right through it!


Wild Thing Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Shadowbox Card, cards, distress ink, ink blending, jungle #lawnfawn #jungle #inkblending #distressinks #shadowbox

eeep, super love how this came out!
I went with a jungle theme!
I stamped and colored the images from Wild for You and Critters and Jungle and then fussy cut them out!
I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color all of the images! clearly...they're my go to! ha!

I die cut the shadow box parts out of white cardstock, and ink blended with Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks. then I splattered water on it all to add some interest!


Wild Thing Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Shadowbox Card, cards, distress ink, ink blending, jungle #lawnfawn #jungle #inkblending #distressinks #shadowbox

I combined sentiments from Wild for You and Harold's ABC's to create the cute banner! 


Wild Thing Shadow Box Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Shadowbox Card, cards, distress ink, ink blending, jungle #lawnfawn #jungle #inkblending #distressinks #shadowbox

what I love *most* about shadow box cards is being able to continue the designs on each side!!! it really adds to the fun and excitement! and I've never been more in love with a snake, than that little guy! ha!


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

enjoy!




Friday, August 16, 2019

Sweet Stamp Shop August 2019 Release

hello!!
join me in welcoming the Sweet Stamp Shop back after a little hiatus that included a move for the company and sweet little baby for Nicole!

today I'm sharing the projects I made with the new sets and I hope they make you as happy as they make me!
because, honestly, my inner Lisa Frank fan is freaking out! ha!

my first card uses the new Roller Girl stamp set, which is amazing!!



see? that set, swoon!
I am SUCH a fan of roller skates and ANYthing 80s!
so here's my FUN card:


Roller Girl Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, handmade cards, roller skates, glitter, 80s, card, #sweetstampshop #rollerskates #cards #inkblending #distressinks

eeeep!
I popped up the skates and then added some glitter to the stars and the fire!!! looooove the glitter, which is PERFECT for the 80s feel!
and the top part of the background was ink blended with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade!

my second card uses the fun vegas-y Slot Machine stamp set!


7563 Pennies Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, cards, handmade cards, slot machine, vegas, birthday card #sweetstampshop #birthdaycard #slotmachine #gamble #zigcleancolorrealbrushmarkers

it's perfect for making cards for my husband who LOVES vegas!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them all out!
that sentiment CRACKS ME UP!! ha ha ha!! 
I can still remember playing nickel slots in college and jumping up and down and squealing when we 'won' what felt like a million coins!!! (it was 5 dollars...ha!!)

my last card uses the amazing USA Map stamp set...which I'm SUPER in love with!


A Few Good People Card by Samantha Mann for Sweet Stamp Shop, handmade cards, watercolor, USA map, map, card #sweetstampshop #cards #usamap #watercolor

and yes, I stamped, watercolored and fussy cut every SINGLE state...for those of you playing along at home, that's 50 images, some of which are SO SMALL! ha!! but they're PERFECT for making cards and adding to a planner! 
for my card I used most of the states, and arranged them in a rainbow order! 
the sentiment from the Whole World Stamp Set and was heat embossed in white and popped up with foam tape!

oh!! and I have to share the other stamp set being released: Summer Stickies!



who else is in LOVE with this, like I am?!

so that's the release!
what set is your favorite? tell me in the comments below and then snag it!
enjoy!