Saturday, February 27, 2021

you're the sweetest!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
and, it's just the sweetest!!

You're the Sweetest Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Distress Oxide, Ink Blending, Thank You card, Cards, Handmade Cards, cardmaking, die cuts, stencil #cards #createasmile #createasmilestamps #thankyoucard #sweetest #popsicles

ha! see?
it says it right there on the card, so you know I'm telling the truth!
check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog to read all about it!
enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

olive you!

hello there!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, and it's super cute and super punny! all the things I love! ha!

Olive You, Let's Party Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Cards, Handmade Cards, Birthday Card, Stencil, Speech Bubbles, Martini, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #cards #cardmaking

see? ha! love it!
I mean...olive it! lol!
I used the images from Newton Celebrates and Love Bites stamp sets! I colored them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used their coordinating dies to die cut them out!
they're all so cute, and ready to party!

Olive You, Let's Party Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Cards, Handmade Cards, Birthday Card, Stencil, Speech Bubbles, Martini, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #cards #cardmaking

I loved the idea of combining the olives from Love Bites with the martini image fromNewton Celebrates - it's the perfect combo!
then I heat embossed sentiments from each set again, and die cut them out using the Speech Bubbles Die Set! I added foam tape to the top bubble so it stands out a little, but I really like how they overlap!

Olive You, Let's Party Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Cards, Handmade Cards, Birthday Card, Stencil, Speech Bubbles, Martini, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #birthdaycard #cards #cardmaking

to create the background, I used Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Black Soot and Twisted Citron to create an ink blended background. then I placed the Cascading Stars stencil on top, and used the same colors (but this time with more pressure!), to add the subtle texture of the stars!! SO fun and festive!

be sure to check this card out on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, too!
enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

love you so mush!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
and I created it using the awesome sketch challenge that's currently going on!

love it!

Love You So Mush Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Mushrooms, Sketch, Challenge, Handamde Cards, Cards, Love, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #mushrooms #cards #handmadecards

those mushrooms have my heart! I love the different shapes and sizes!
I stamped the mushrooms from Oh Gno

me!
and Gleeful Gardens! I also stamped some of the grass images from Swan Soiree!

I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!

Love You So Mush Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Mushrooms, Sketch, Challenge, Handamde Cards, Cards, Love, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #mushrooms #cards #handmadecards

I cut small squares in vellum for the background of each little mini-scene and then glued them all down! I did pop up one mushroom (and snail!) per little scene for a little dimension!
I just love the warm colors!!! I used various shades of pinks and reds and then the warm colors of the grass are so fun and different!

Love You So Mush Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Mushrooms, Sketch, Challenge, Handamde Cards, Cards, Love, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #mushrooms #cards #handmadecards

I finished off the card with a splattering of sequins! and then stamped the sentiment in the bottom and colored in the heart with a white gel pen!
the cardstock is Fog, and I just LOVE the soft grey!

be sure to play along for the chance to win! I can't wait to see how everyone interprets the sketch!
enjoy!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Newton’s Rainy Day Trio and Daffodils + coordinating Dies

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Get Cracking on Christmas cards post with Jenn Shurkus, scroll down, or click here!**


and here we are, the last day of Newton's Nook Designs' February 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: Baa + 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 February 19th, right here

and here is another favorite of mine from this release - the Newton's Rainy Day Trio card!

Meowing in the Rain Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Rain, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #cards #rain #cardmaking

this little scene is so cute!
I used a light grey cardstock for the background as the base. then I used Distress Inkns in Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Black Soot for the edges! I splattered some white acrylic ink and color around the border too!
then I added some clear rain shaped jewels to the background!


Meowing in the Rain Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Rain, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #cards #rain #cardmaking

I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating die to die cut it out!
the sentiment was heat embossed on the vellum banner that was die cut using the Banner Trio Die Set.

my second card is those beautiful Daffodils!

Daffodils Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Cards, handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #daffodils #cards #cardmaking

I found an image of some daffodils that were white petals with a coral inside, so that's how I colored these!
I love how this came out!
I used Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold to create the background (with more splatters, of course!)

Daffodils Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Cards, handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #daffodils #cards #cardmaking

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a banner I created!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

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


Get Cracking on Christmas - Snow Much Fun

hello!!!

today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus as she continues to Get Cracking on those Christmas cards!! I'm sooooooooo excited to be joining her since I'm still in the Christmas card-making mode! ha!!


be sure to join in the Christmas fun!!
if you create a project, share it on social media with the tag: #getcrackingonchristmas and comment on Jenn's blog!
as an added bonus! Jenn will be doing a Facebook live each month!
This month's LIVE will be on her Facebook page, Friday Feb 26th at 8:30p ET
www.facebook.com/jennshurkus.artist


ok, let's get onto my card!

I used the adorable Winter Magic and Baby It's Cold Outside stamp sets from Evelin T Designs for my card!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Chrsitmas, Evelin T Designs, Christmas, Cards, Card Making, #evelintdesigns #christmascard #christmas #getcrackingonchristmas #distressinks #watercolor

so cute!
I love those images! I combined the images by having the fox hitch a ride on the sled!! it's so cute and fun! I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Chrsitmas, Evelin T Designs, Christmas, Cards, Card Making, #evelintdesigns #christmascard #christmas #getcrackingonchristmas #distressinks #watercolor

I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon for the background! first, I ink blended the colored, then I used the packaging technique in the same colors and added it on top! it created the coolest watercolor-y look! so fun!
once it was dry, I used the Snowflake Trio Stencil from Lawn Fawn and white embossing paste to add some texture!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card by Samantha Mann, Get Cracking on Chrsitmas, Evelin T Designs, Christmas, Cards, Card Making, #evelintdesigns #christmascard #christmas #getcrackingonchristmas #distressinks #watercolor

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too, for a chance to win a prize! 

enjoy!

thanks so much for checking out my card!
be sure to check in with Jenn Shurkus on her blog for all of the prize and challenge details!
enjoy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Baa + coordinating Dies

hello and welcome to day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs' February 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: Baa + 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 February 19th, right here

this is one of my favorite cards of the release!

Sleep Well, Dream Big Card by Samantha Mann for Newotn's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Clouds, Handmade Cards, Cards, Stencil #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #cards

this little scene is so cute!
I used Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio. then I splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top!
I also used the Clouds Stencil and the same colors to add some subtle clouds to the background, too!


Sleep Well, Dream Big Card by Samantha Mann for Newotn's Nook Designs, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Clouds, Handmade Cards, Cards, Stencil #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #cards

I die cut out the clouds from the Sky Scene Builders Die set! I also stamped the sentiment on one of the clouds!
the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies!

Would you like to win the “Baa” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

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


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Hoppy Greetings and Hare Mail + coordinating Dies

so excited for day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs' February 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: Hoppy Greetings and Hare Mail + 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 February 19th, right here

so excited to share these stamps with you today! this release is just adorable!
my first card uses the Hoppy Greetings stamp set!

Wish You Were Hare Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Bunny, Cards, Cardmaking, Handamde Cards, Distress Inks, Scene, Easter #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #cards

this little scene is so cute!
I used the clouds from Winston Takes Flight for the sky!
and the ground was created with Land Borders Die Set and Sky Borders Die Set for the ground!
I used Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron for the grass and hills! and then for the garden soil area, I used Vintage Photo and Fossilzed Amber. then splattered some white and ink color on top!

Wish You Were Hare Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Bunny, Cards, Cardmaking, Handamde Cards, Distress Inks, Scene, Easter #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #cards

I sprinkled the carrots in there (they are from yesterday's Spring Roundabout stamp set!) adn then popped up the main image with foam tape!

my second card uses the Hare Mail stamp set!

Happy Easter Hare Mail Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Easter, Stencil, Basketweave, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #easter #eastercard #distressinks #stencil

so cute! I used the new Basketweave Stencil for the background! I used Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed Distress Inks to create the fun background! then I splattered the color on top to add some fun!

Happy Easter Hare Mail Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Easter, Stencil, Basketweave, Cards, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #easter #eastercard #distressinks #stencil

the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies!
I heat embossed the sentiment (from Spring Roundabout) onto a banner of vellum, that I die cut using the Banner Trio Die Set

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

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


Monday, February 15, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Spring Roundabout, Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils

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


yay! we're off to a new year
of inspiration with Newton's Nook Designs' February 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: Spring Roundabout (works with Circle Frames & Banner Trio Dies), Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils!
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 February 19th, right here

I love this set and stencils!
my first card uses the new Bunny Tails stencil! it's so cute!

Happy Easter Card by Samantha Mann, Rainbow, Distress Inks, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, Sequins, Easter Card, #cards #easter #handmadecards #distressinks #rainbow

I used the Circle Frames Die Set for my card! the bunnies are flocked!! (they're so fuzzy!!) and the tails are white embossing paste! there's so much texture and fun!
the banner was die cut from some kraft using the Banner Trio Die Set for the sentiment! the sentiment was die cut using the Spring Pile Up Die Set from bright pink cardstock! 

Happy Easter Card by Samantha Mann, Rainbow, Distress Inks, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, Sequins, Easter Card, #cards #easter #handmadecards #distressinks #rainbow

that cute little bunny butt image is from Bunny Hop, and I just love it!

my second card uses the cute Spring Roundabout stamp set!

Happy Easter Card by Samantha Mann, Rainbow, Distress Inks, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, Sequins, Easter Card, #cards #easter #handmadecards #distressinks #rainbow

so fun!
I used the image to stamp it a few times onto a standard cardbase size. it was heat embossed it in black and then trimmed into the rectangle shape. then I used Distress Inks in a rainbow of colors to ink blend! I finished the background off by splattered some white paint on top!


Happy Easter Card by Samantha Mann, Rainbow, Distress Inks, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, Sequins, Easter Card, #cards #easter #handmadecards #distressinks #rainbow

the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a black banner created with the
Banner Trio Die Set.
I sprinkled in some sequins on top to finish the card off!

Would you like to win the “Spring Roundabout” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th.

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


Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #95 - Sketch!

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



yay!


oh yeah - sketches are SO fun!!
and for my card, I used clouds instead of a hearts, and made it a little...loosey goodsey! ha!

A Rainbow After Every Storm Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Unicorn Picnic, Cards, Handmade Cards, Watercolor, Distress Inks, Clouds #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressinks #watercolor #unicornpicnic

I honestly just love love love these unicorns, and so I had to make them playing in the clouds! ha!
I stamped the unicorns from Unicorn Picnic, and the clouds are from All the Clouds. also, the small clouds and the sentiment is from Rain or Shine Before n Afters!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!
I also added some glitter to the horn and hoofs of that cute little unicorn!

A Rainbow After Every Storm Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Unicorn Picnic, Cards, Handmade Cards, Watercolor, Distress Inks, Clouds #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressinks #watercolor #unicornpicnic

for the background, I used Distress Inks to create a watercolor-ed look! I pressed the ink pad onto a scrap piece of plastic packaging and then spritzed a little water on top! then I pressed that piece of packaging onto my white cardstock! it adds a nice little watercolor smoosh! I repeated that process with Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers.

the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock and popped 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!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Newton's Nook Designs Sweet Treats Blog Hop 2021

hello!
I'm so excited to celebrate another year with the Sweet Treats Blog Hop!


Newton's Nook Designs 7th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop!
The Newton's Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats - just in time for Valentines day! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

yay!
now it's time to show you what I made - some sweet little pie treats!! ha!
I combined some Valentine's Day and love sets with a Thanksgiving stamp set - LOVE being able to combine and use sets that are usually for one 'season' for use in a completely different season! so fun!

Pie Love You Treats by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Sweet Treats Blog Hop, Valentine's Day, valentines, heat embossing, Distress Inks, #newtonsnook #valentinesday #pies #pie #sweettreatsbloghop #treatbox

I cut out some triangles from dark cranberry-like cardstock, red, pink and soft kraft! then I cut strips of a kraft cardstock and folded them over and over to create the ridges on the crust of the puppies! I used some Distress Oxide  Inks to ink blend subtly on the edges (Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Spun Sugar). then I splattered the same colors on top for some texture!

Pie Love You Treats by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Sweet Treats Blog Hop, Valentine's Day, valentines, heat embossing, Distress Inks, #newtonsnook #valentinesday #pies #pie #sweettreatsbloghop #treatbox

I attached the 'crusts' with glue dots, and then stamped my pie images from the Newton's Thanksgiving stamp set! I colored them all in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!

Pie Love You Treats by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Sweet Treats Blog Hop, Valentine's Day, valentines, heat embossing, Distress Inks, #newtonsnook #valentinesday #pies #pie #sweettreatsbloghop #treatbox

I also combined some phrases from Newton's Thanksgiving and Heartfelt Roses for the custom "Pie Love You" phrase! and used the Happy Valentines phrase from Love Bites! I heat embossed them in either white or black, and then die cut them out with the Banner Trio Die Set! I punched a hole in one end and then used some twine to attach the tags to the crust!

Pie Love You Treats by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Sweet Treats Blog Hop, Valentine's Day, valentines, heat embossing, Distress Inks, #newtonsnook #valentinesday #pies #pie #sweettreatsbloghop #treatbox

then I attached the kitty and various pie images to the tags and then used the Hershey Kisses as the 'whip cream' or 'ice-cream' on top of the pie! so sweet and cute, right?

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop?
We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 8th at 9pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 9th.