Friday, August 28, 2015

Peace + Love + Wags

Happy Friday!  I'm so glad the weekend is finally here!  It's been a long and busy week and I'm looking forward to enjoying a slow weekend ;-)  I wanted to share a sweet puppy card with you today.

This adorable image is Mama Elephants' Playful Pups.  This is a perfect set to make cards for all your puppy-loving friends!  I colored these sweeties with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I cut the dp panel using Your Next Stamp's Stitched Rectangle Die.  

Zig Markers:
Flesh Colour, Tea Rose, Light Green, Wine Red, Blue, Oatmeal, Dark Oatmeal, Light Gray, Gray

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Mama Elephant - Playful Pups
Paper:  Pebbles - Front Porch; watercolor paper
Other:  Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, ME Playful Pups Dies, Memory Box Scallop Die, Glossy Accents   

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Plant Smiles

Hello everyone!  I'm popping on to share a card I made using a fun Paper Smooches stamp set. 

This adorable image is from the Perky Plants set.  There are lots of funny images and some really cute sentiments in this set.  I colored this flower and watering can with my copics.  The bright paper is from Echo Park's Sweet Summertime 6x6 paper pad.  I cut the panel using Your Next Stamp's Stitched Rectangle Die and then added a few enamel dots to finish my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to plant some smiles today ;-)

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Paper Smooches - Perky Plants
Paper:  Echo Park - Sweet Summertime; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, enamel dots

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SugarPea Designs - Teacher's Pet

Good morning all!  Today is the first day of the school year for us so I thought I'd pull out this cute stamp set and alter a notebook.

This sweet bear is from the SugarPea Designs' Teacher's Pet clear stamp set.  This set has so many awesome images for both students and teachers!  I colored the bear with copics and then cut him out using the SugarCuts - Zig Zag Stitched Circles Dies.  I applied some brightly colored dp to the front of an inexpensive small notepad and then added the bear.  I cut the "notes" letters from the SugarCuts - Notebook Journal Card and then added a few enamel dots.  I think my little grandson will love this bright notepad with this adorable bear!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Teacher's Pet
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Back To School; Neenah
Other:  Copics, SugarCuts Zig Zag Stitched Circle Die, SugarCuts Notebook Journal Card Die, nestabilities, enamel dots, spiral notepad, Glossy Accents

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stay Cool

Good morning!  I have a sweet little penguin to share today.

This cutie is Mini Snorkel Fun Penguin from Your Next Stamp.  This image doesn't require much coloring so it's perfect for making quick and easy cards.  I used copics to color him and then cut him out using the coordinating die.  I applied Glossy Accents to his snorkel to give it some shine.  I cut a piece of watercolor paper with the Stitched Rectangle Die and then applied some distress inks for the background.  I used the Scallop Edge Die to cut the vellum waves and then added a few sparkly gumdrops for the bubbles.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Mini Snorkel Fun Penguin
Paper:  Strathmore 140 lb w/c paper; vellum; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, YNS Mini Snorkel Fun Penguin Die, YNS Scallop Edge Die, YNS gumdrops, Glossy Accents     

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Your Next Stamp - August Feature Day

Good morning everyone!  Today is Feature Day over on the Your Next Stamp Blog, which means that the team is sharing some new samples featuring the YNS stamps and dies.  Since Your Next Stamp is celebrating its 6th birthday this month, our theme is "celebrate"!

I used this cute little dog and gift from the Party Animals stamp set and colored them with copics.  This stamp set has so many adorable images and sentiments - be sure to check out the photo of the complete set below!  I used the Party Animals Die set to cut out the images.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set to cut out the balloon paper and I used the Banner Die to cut the striped paper.   I added some Candy Land and Ocean Mist glittered gumdrops ... love these new gumdrops colors! 

Copics used:
Dog - E25, E23, E31, N8, N6, N4, E33, E31, E30, E50 R30
Pink - RV55, RV63, RV52, V000
Blue - BG09, BG05, BG01
Orange - Y38, Y18, Y15, Y13

Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog to see what the rest of the DT is sharing today.  If you leave a comment on the YNS Blog you may be the lucky winner of a stamp set of your choice!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Party Animals
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - SugarShoppe; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Party Animals Dies, YNS Stitched Rectangle Dies, YNS Banner Dies, YNS glittered gumdrops

Friday, August 21, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Sketch and Color Challenge #21

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you've had an amazing week!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for our latest Sketch and Color Challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.

I used the cute penguin with ice cream and the fun banner from the Waddles-Happy Brr-thday! clear stamp set.  So many cute images and sentiments are in this set (see photo below).  I colored the images with copics and then used the coordinating die set to cut everything out.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set for my dp panels.  I added a Sparkly Red Coral Gumdrop to each end of my banner. 

Copics used:
Penguin - T5, T3, T1, Y38, Y19, Y15
Ice Cream - E43, E42, E41, R85, R83, R81, V000, YG13, YG01, YG00, Y18, Y15, Y13
Banner - BG05, BG01, B000, YG13, YG01, YG00, YR06, YR04, YR02, R85, R83, R81, Y18, Y15, Y13
Hat - YR06, YR04, YR02, YG13, YG01, YG00 
To enter the challenge you need to follow the sketch and/or the inspiration photo.  Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog to read the challenge details and to see the beautiful projects by the rest of the DT! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Waddles-Happy Brr-thday!
Paper:  BoBunny - Lemonade Stand; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Waddles-Happy Brr-thday! Dies, YNS Stitched Rectangles, YNS Sparkly Red Coral Gumdrops

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Greeting Farm - You Brighten My Day

Good morning!  I hope you're having a great week so far.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Greeting Farm Blog.

I used the sweet Snuddle Anya for my card today.  Isn't she adorable?  Lucky girl ... she gets to lay around in her jammies with a nice cup of hot cocoa and read her book.  Sounds like a great plan to me ;-)  I colored her with copics and paired her with some bright Doodlebug Design papers.  Then I simply added a few enamel dots for embellishments.   

Copics used:
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Clothes - BG09, BG05, BG01, RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52
Slippers - C1, E00, E000
Mug - YR07, YR04, YR02

There are lots of other fabulous stamps over in the Greeting Farm shop.  You can find the stamps here and the digis here.  And don't forget about our August Farm Fresh Challenge.  You have until August 31st to enter and the lucky winner receives a $50 gift certificate to the TGF Store.  You can find all the challenge details here.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Snuddle Anya
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Take Note; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die set, enamel dots

Monday, August 17, 2015

What's Mew?

Good morning and happy Monday.  I have a sweet little card to share with you today and if you like kitties then I think you'll love this stamp!

This stamp is from SugarPea Designs and it's called What's Mew?.  I think this image is just adorable and it has the cutest sentiments included in the set (see photo below).  I colored this cutie with copics and then cut it using the new SugarCuts - Zig Zag Stitched Circles - I love the stitched lines on these dies!  I also used the SugarCuts - Heart Border for the little row of hearts and I cut the sentiment banner using the SugarCuts - Gift Tag die set.  Then I added a few enamel dots to finish my card.  Be sure to stop by the SugarPea Designs shop to check out their amazing products!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Anita   

Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - What's New?
Paper:  Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss; Neenah
Other:  Copics, SugarCuts - Zig Zag Stitched Circles, SugarCuts - Heart Border die, SugarCuts - Gift Tag die, enamel dots