Monday, November 19, 2018

Your Next Stamp - Share A Favorite

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Guest DT card I made for the Your Next Stamp Blog.


 
One of my favorite techniques lately is ink blending.  I love the backgrounds I can create just by using Distress Inks or Distress Oxide Inks.  I sponged Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks onto a piece of Bristol card and then flicked some water from a small paintbrush.  I think it looks like the sky with some soft falling snow.  The adorable birdhouse images are from the Home For The Holidays stamp set.  I colored them with copics and then diecut them using the Home For The Holidays Die Set.  I used a black glaze pen on the birds' eyes and added some Glamour Dust to the snow on the birdhouses.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the bird beaks and some of the ornaments.  I used the Puffy Border Cloud Die Set to cut the cloud border and used silver string to "hang" the birdhouses from the clouds.  
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week!
 
Hugs, Anita
 
Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Home For The Holidays
Paper:  Neenah; Bristol
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, black glaze pen, Glamour Dust, Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wishing You A Cup Of Cheer

Good afternoon!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring an image from Create A Smile Stamps.
 
 
This cute coffee cup with the birdie on top is a freebie over on the Create A Smile Blog.  I colored the image with my copics and then used my Scan N Cut to cut out the image.  I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the heart and I used a black glaze pen on the bird's eye.  I sponged distress inks onto a scalloped rectangle panel and used foam tape to adhere the cup.  I added a little snowflake with a pearl in the center.  The sentiment is from Sunny Studio Stamps.  This card was super easy to make and gives me another card to add to my Christmas card stash!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Create A Smile - free digi; Sunny Studio Stamps - sentiment
Paper:  Neenah; Kraft
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Black Glaze Pen, snowflake die, pearl 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Your Next Stamp - Challenge 102

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the new Challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.


This is a sketch challenge and I've included a photo of the sketch below.  I used the adorable Holiday Sparkle stamps.  I adore the bunnies in this set and couldn't pass up a chance to color them one more time!  I colored the images with copics and diecut them with the Holiday Sparkle Die Cuts.  I used a black glaze pen on their jacket buttons and applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to their noses.       


To enter the challenge you need to follow the sketch and link your card to the challenge post on the Your Next Stamp Blog.  Also be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to read all the challenge details and to see the fabulous projects by the rest of the DT!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Holiday Sparkle
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, black glaze pen, Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm - November Release & Blog Hop



 
It’s the 15th, and 3 new stamp sets for the NOVEMBER RELEASE are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, ANGELS REJOICE features some sweet, adorable angels who are sure to bring you happiness and delight. Next, we remind you to bloom where you are planted with the POTTED PLANTS set. Lastly, we have ALL OF US showcasing some cute animals perfect for those cards from a group.
 
 
 
 
I used the Angels Rejoice stamp set for my card today.  I colored the angels with copics and then used the coordinating dies to diecut the images.  I sponged Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink on Bristol card, spattered it with water droplets, and then dried them with a paper towel.  I added some puffy cloud borders and adhered the adorable little angels with foam tape.  I also added a few sparkly sequins. 
 
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!! You have until NOVEMBER 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. We will announce the random winner later in the week.
 
TGF Design Team:
 
 AMY
 
 ANITA (You are here)
 
CYNTHIA 
 
JESSIE 
 
MARTHA 
 
STEPHANIE 
 
 
This is a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.
 
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting tomorrow so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 
 
Happy Hopping!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Greeting Farm - November Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to the final day of The Greeting Farm November previews.  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new All Of Us stamp set!



This set is full of the cutest little animals, I know you're going to love it!  It's the perfect set for so many different occasions.  I colored the animals with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I used a black glaze pennon their eyes and noses and then popped them up on foam tape in little frames. 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our Blog Hop!  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with this adorable stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Greeting Farm - November Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of previews of The Greeting Farm November release!  Today I'm sharing the new Potted Plants stamp set!



All the plant images in this set are so much fun!  This set is perfect for any occasion because who doesn't love flowers and plants, right?  I stamped some of the images onto Neenah cardstock and colored them with my copics.  I diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the cardbase.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, diecut it, and matted it on cardstock.  Because these images are fairly small, this card came together in no time. 

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our third and final day of previews.  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with the Potted Plants stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Potted Plants
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics
 

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Greeting Farm - November Previews Day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of The Greeting Farm previews of the November release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Angels Rejoice stamp set!



Aren't these little angels adorable? There are so many angels included in this set and they are the perfect size for cards, planners, and bible journaling too.  I colored the angels with copics diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I added some Glamour Dust to their wings and the little star the angel is holding.  I also added a few clear sequins.  

Please stop back tomorrow for our second day of previews.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with this adorable stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Angels Rejoice
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Glamour Dust

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Your Next Stamp - November New Release Blog Hop

Good morning!  It's Your Next Stamp‘s November Release and Blog Hop!  This new release is packed with stamps, dies, and sparkly gumdrops for the upcoming holidays. 


Be sure to read my entire post to find out how you could win a $25 gift certificate and to learn about the awesome sale!


I used the adorable Holiday Sparkle stamp set to create my card.  I created an inky background using distress inks and then added some snowdrifts to create a winter scene.  I colored the little bunnies with copics and diecut them using the coordinating Holiday Sparkle Die Cuts. 


Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the hop for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS shop.  There’s also a code to save 20% off your entire purchase until midnight November 12th!

Hugs, Anita