Monday, May 17, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #101 - Travel Destination/Favorite Place

 

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my day 1 cards of Newton's Nook new release, scroll down, or click here!**


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!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Heartfelt Butterflies, Heartfelt Blooms, Mom & Dad (works with Heart Frames & Banner Trio Dies)

 

this week is going by so fast! it's already day 4 of Newton's Nook Designs' April release!
it's got that fresh, cute spring feeling!


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: Heartfelt Butterflies, Heartfelt Blooms, Mom & Dad  (works with Heart Frames & Banner Trio 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 April 23rd, right here

I am totally feeling the spring-air with these new products!
my first card uses the Heartfelt Blooms set!

So Many Thanks Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Heartfelt Blooms, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Stencil, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending #thankyou #cards #cardmaking

I heat embossed the blooms image in a rainbow of Distress Inks! then on a piece of white cardstock, I used Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber to ink blending, and then I used the Hardwood Stencil and some metallic bronze paste to add the wood details!


So Many Thanks Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Heartfelt Blooms, Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Stencil, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending #thankyou #cards #cardmaking

once it was all dry, I used the Heart Frames Die Set to cut out a window!
I popped up the hardwood panel with foam tape, and then embellished with die cuts from the
Flower Trio Die Set! I used Distress Inks to add color to them, too! lastly, I heat embossed the phrase in black, onto a banner I die cut with the Banner Trio Die Set!

my next card uses the new Heartfelt Butterflies stamp set!

Spread Your Wings Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shaped Card, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cuts, Fussy Cutting, butterflies, #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #cards #cardmaking #butterflies #shapecard

I colored all of the butterflies in a rainbow color using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then I fussy cut out around the whole image!
I used the Circle Frames Die Set to create the card base!

Spread Your Wings Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Shaped Card, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Die Cuts, Fussy Cutting, butterflies, #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsnook #cards #cardmaking #butterflies #shapecard

I used the Butterflies Stencil Set to add some texture to the white card base! I ink blended them in a light grey, and then used the white embossing paste on top of that!
lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a vellum banner using the
Banner Trio Die Set!

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Butterflies” or the “Heartfelt Blooms” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd.

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


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Puppy Friends + coordinating Dies

hello! so excited for day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs' April release!

it's got that fresh, cute spring feeling!


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: Puppy Friends + 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 April 23rd, right here

I am totally feeling the spring-air with these new products!
these puppies are too cute!!

You Make Ruff Days Better Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Puppy Friends, Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Encouragement Card, Pawprints #pawprints #distressinks #newtonsnook #inkblending #encouragement #cards #cardmaking

I started by coloring all the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then used the coordinating dies to die cut it out!
isn't he just the cutest?!

I used Distress Inks to ink blend the background in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio!
then I used the Pawprints Stencil to add to the background! I used the same colors, but with more pressure!

You Make Ruff Days Better Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Puppy Friends, Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Encouragement Card, Pawprints #pawprints #distressinks #newtonsnook #inkblending #encouragement #cards #cardmaking

then I used part of the phrase on the stamp set, and combined it with die cut out letters using the Essential Alphabet Die Set to embellish the sentiment!
I heat embossed the stamped part of the sentiment in white onto some black cardstock and then fussy cut out around it!

Would you like to win the “Puppy Friends” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd.

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


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Captivated Kittens + coordinating Dies

welcome back to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs' April release!
it's got that fresh, cute spring feeling!


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: Captivated Kittens + 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 April 23rd, right here

I am totally feeling the spring-air with these new products!
and I couldn't help but make a slimline scene with for this card!

Chase Your Dreams Slimline Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline, Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Encouragement Card, Butterflies, Kittens #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #slimline #slimlinecards

I started by coloring all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
there are also a few butterfly images from a set being released at the end of the week...shhhhh!
I used the Land Borders Dies to create the grass, as well as the new Petite Clouds Stencil that was shown on Monday!

Chase Your Dreams Slimline Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline, Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Encouragement Card, Butterflies, Kittens #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #slimline #slimlinecards

I die cut out the card fronts using the Slimline Frames & Portholes as well as the Slimline Frames & Windows Die Sets! then I ink blended on all of them with Distress Inks in blues for the sky and yellow-y greens for the grass!

Chase Your Dreams Slimline Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline, Cards, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Encouragement Card, Butterflies, Kittens #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #slimline #slimlinecards

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black cardstock and then fussy cut out around it!

Would you like to win the “Captivated Kittens” 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd.

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