Samantha’s Manatee-rific Inspiration

Our new Inspiration Photo challenge is under way and we are looking forward to seeing how this fun image will inspire you! Click HERE for all the details about this challenge that will be open until Sunday, September 18 at 11:59PM ET.

Samantha Mann joins us here today to share a delightful card inspired by the new challenge!

Samantha created a Manatee-rific card featuring the adorable critters! She used alcohol inks to recreate the look of the inspiration photo in the background! Using Zig markers, Samantha gave the manatees, shells and seaweed amazing color!

I love how she used vellum, cut with Stitched Wave Borders to add a layer of dimension to her happy little scene!

Thanks so much for this sweet inspiration, Samantha!

Let’s see how the colors and movement of the Inspiration Photo will inspire you! Click HERE to add your project to the challenge gallery!


Make the Sentiment the Star Inspiration with Samantha!

Samantha cleverly spelled out hello on a card featuring Smooth Sailing for our Make the Sentiment the Star challenge!

Samantha set the scene by inking the Stitched Wave Borders with Distress ink in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. The images from Smooth Sailing and the letters from Quinn’s ABCs were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and cut out by hand.

To give the sentiment the starring role, Samantha popped up letters to spell hello on 2 of the sailboats. The she white heat-embossed the rest of the greeting on a vellum Fancy Wavy Banner!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us today, Samantha! It’s such a fun and creative take on the challenge theme!

This challenge is open for another week and a half so you have plenty of time to challenge yourself to Make the Sentiment the Star of your next project!


Happy crafting!

Summertime Fun Inspiration with Samantha!

Samantha joins us today to share some beachy inspiration for our Summertime Fun challenge!

These cute bears are enjoying a day at the beach in this colorful scene! The bear from On the Beach is getting some sun, the Really High Five bear is playing in the waves and there’s the little bear from Smooth Sailing peeking out from behind the sandcastle he’s building!

Samantha used scene building border sets, Stitched Wave Borders and Stitched Hillside Borders, to create layers of ocean waves and sandy beach! She added a greeting from Reveal Wheel Sentiments!

Thank you so much for this happy inspiration, Samantha! I’m sure we would all love to join this cute bear family at the beach!

The new Summertime Fun challenge will be open until Sunday, August 2 at 11:59PM ET. We hope you will join us!


Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!