Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop



Welcome to the Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop!  If you are looking for some inspiration for Christmas cards, you have come to the right place.  Our team does a monthly Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop! We will be sharing Christmas creations on the 25th of each month.

The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards and projects in our stash all ready to go for December 2019!



I used the Smell Like Christmas  stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs.  I stamped the images on Neenah cardstock, colored them with copics, and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I used a black glaze pen on the mouse's nose and added some highlights using a white gel pen.  I sponged Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks onto Bristol card and then flicked water with a paintbrush.  I added a diecut frame and adhered all the images with foam tape for dimension.

Copics Used:
Mouse - W2, W1, W0; R00; 100
Clothes - C3, C1; R14, R12, R11, R00; G07, G05, G02, G00
Mittens and Boots - N8, N6, N4
Tray - B2, B01, B000
Cookies - E33, E31, E30, E50; R14, R12, R11; G05, G01; B02

Please hop along and be sure to visit each of the blogs.  There's lots of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
 

Anita Madden  (you are here)
 
Broni Holcombe  (on break this month)

Claire Broadwater  (on break this month)


 
  
 Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!
 Hugs, Anita 


Saturday, June 22, 2019

You're The Sweetest

Good morning friends!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring a sweet stamp set from Reverse Confetti.


These sweet images are from the Ice Cream Social set.  I adore this stamp set and it's so perfect for lots of different occasions.  I colored the images with copics and used a black glaze pen on their eyes.  I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen on the popsicle and ice cream to give them a frosty look.  I sponged Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink onto Bristol card and then spattered on some water drops.  I stamped the sentiment and then adhered the images with foam tape for dimension.  I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle. 
 
 Copics Used:
Bunny - W2, W1, W0, R00
Bear - E31, E30, E50, C1, E01
Ice Cream Cone - E27, E25, E23, R02, R12, R11, R00
Popsicle - G01, G00, G000, R02, R12, R11, R00, B02, B01, B000, E31
 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Hugs, Anita

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm - June Release & Blog Hop


It’s the 15th, and the JUNE Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store.  Our first set, MINKIE #2, piggy backs onto our previous Minkie #1 set.  Our next set, BEACH DAY, features summer activities.  Our third set, YOU, is all about encouraging sentiments.  And our fourth and final set, BEACH BABE ANYA features even more summer fun! 



I used Beach Day for my card. I love this sweet couple looking out at the ocean!   I inked Bristol card with distress inks to create the sand, water, and sky.  I colored the image with copics, diecut it with a Scan N Cut, and adhered it with foam tape.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00
Girl Hair - 100, C7, C5, C3
Boy Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Swimsuit - R85, R83, R81
Skimtrunks - YG17, YG03, YG01
Sand - E35, E33, E31
Heart - R37, R24, R14 

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until JUNE 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). The winner wins this entire release!

** NOTE:  Please use the same name on all the blogs when you leave a comment.  Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you).  Thank You!

TGF Design Team:


ANITA  (You are here)
 


MARTHA
 
This is a short hop, and definitely worth playing along! Of course, if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps HERE.
 
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders on the 18th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!
Hugs, Anita

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Greeting Farm - June Previews Day 4

Hello and welcome to the fourth and final day of The Greeting Farm previews of the June release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Beach Babe Anya stamp set!


Isn't she gorgeous?  She's perfect for all your summer pool, beach, and vacation cards, planners, and layouts!  I used alcohol inks to create both the sand and water.  They're much prettier and vibrant IRL, the picture really doesn't do it justice lol.  I colored Anya with copics and diecut her using my Scan N Cut.  I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to her sunglasses for some shine.  I adhered Anya with foam tape for dimension.   

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E43, E42, E41, E50
Swimsuit - R37, R24, R14
Sunglasses - C5, C3, C1
Beachball - B26, B24, B21; Y19, Y15, Y11; YG17, Yg03, YG01; YR09, YR07, YR04; R37, R24, R14

Please stop by tomorrow for our Blog Hop!  You can hop along with us for a chance to win the entire June release!  Now, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Whimsy Stamps June 2019 Paper Door Kit - Mermaids

Hello friends!  Whimsy Stamps is excited to introduce their newly redesigned Paper Door Kits!  The June 2019 Paper Door Kit - Mermaids is available now in the Whimsy store!


Whimsy Stamps is excited to introduce our newly REDESIGNED PAPER DOOR kits for 2019!  Now your monthly crafty goodness delivered right to your front door is even more affordable, and includes even more exclusive Whimsy Stamps products!

BRAND NEW kit debuting on the 10th of each month
EACH kit is a $50+ retail value for only $29.95 plus shipping
EXCLUSIVE 6x6 Whimsy Stamps designer paper pack collections, fun and creative designs on heavy weight paper with a beautiful sheen - 24 double sided sheets
TEN sheets of 8.5x5 x 5.5 heavy weight neutral card stock - in black and white
SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Mermaid Escape" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR
COMPLEMENTING "Mermaid Escape" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4x6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR
SPECIAL EDITION "Bubbles" mini background rubber stamp and "Dreamy Mermaid" 4x3 clear stamp set introduced especially for PAPER DOOR
PRIVATE access to PDF Files with step-by-step instructions for at least 4 different projects



This is my third card using the new kit.  This kit has so many adorable images and dies, and it's perfect for making cards for all occasions.

We've made PAPER DOOR an easy and affordable way for you to enjoy a monthly card kit:

   -   NO minimums
   -   NO subscriptions to commit to
   -   NO wait lists to sweat out
   -   NO multi-tier pricing

Each kit is a LIMITED EDITION and individual items may or may not be released at a later day.  Supplies are limited so order yours today, and unlock your creativity with Whimsy Stamps PAPER DOOR kits!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Hugs, Anita

The Greeting Farm - June Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of The Greeting Farm previews of the June release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new You stamp set!


This stamp set includes lots of amazing and encouraging sentiments that are perfect for lots of different occasions!  I paired the new sentiment set with one of the Anyas from the Miss Anya Crop stamp set that was released last month.  I sponged Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink onto Bristol card, spattered some water, then dried it with a paper towel.  I used the same Dried Marigold ink to stamp the geometric shapes on the card and then stamped the sentiment with black ink.  I colored Anya with copics, diecut her with my Scan N Cut, and adhered her with foam tape.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - 100, C7, C5, C3
Clothes - YR09, YR04, Y18; B96, B95, B93, B91
Boots - 100, C7, C5, C3

Please stop by tomorrow for our fourth and final day of previews.  Meanwhile, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the team has created with this stamp set!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps Challenge

** Scroll down for my Greeting Farm post **


Good morning!  We have a new challenge today over on the Create A Smile Stamps Blog.


Our new challenge is to use your favorite Create A Smile stamp set.  I used stamps from the All Hands On Deck stamp set.  Who could resist these adorable little koalas?  I used stencils and distress inks to create the water and sun rays, then added a piece of wood-grain pattern paper for the deck of the ship.  I stamped the images, diecut them with my Scan N Cut, then colored them with copics.  I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the koala's noses and the pirate eye patch, and I used a black glaze pen on the koala's eyes.

Copics Used:
Koalas - W3, W2, W0; E01, E000; C7, C5, C3
Clothes - R37, R17, R14; YG17, YG03, YG01, B26, B24, B21
Machetes - C3, C1
Eye Patch - 100
Flag and Pole - C7, C5, C3; E25, E23, E21


I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge.  The winner will receive a gift card to the CAS shop.  You can find all the details over on the Create A Smile Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

The Greeting Farm - June Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm previews of the June release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Beach Day stamp set. 



This set is perfect for creating your vacation and/or summer-themed cards and layouts!  There are several adorable images in this set and perfect sentiments too!  To create the sand and waves, I sponged distress inks onto Bristol card.  I flicked water onto the waves and spattered brown acrylic paint onto the sand, then diecut them with some dies.  I used a stencil to create the cloudy sky.  I colored the cute couple with copics and cut them out using my Scan N Cut.  I adhered the images with foam tape and then added diecut clouds and a sun to finish my card.  

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Boy Hair - E44, E43, E42, E40
 Girl Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Swim Trunks - B26, B24, B21
Swimsuit - R37, R24, R14
Surf Boards - YG17, YG03, YG01; YR18, YR14, YR12

Please stop back tomorrow for our third 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 amazing stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita