Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Your Next Stamp - Flowers and Smiles

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing another card that I made as a guest designer for Your Next Stamp.


I love all the whimsical designs you can find over at Your Next Stamp and I fell in love with this sweet Flowers and Smiles set as soon as I saw it!  Lots of cute images in this stamp set along with some great sentiments.  You can use this stamp set for so many different occasions.  I used the Window Panel Die to cut the frame from white cardstock.  I lightly sponged Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks in the windows, stamped the sentiment, and attached the frame to my card using foam tape.  I colored the stamped images with copics and diecut them using the coordinating Flowers and Smiles Die Set.  I used a black glaze pen on the mouse's eyes and nose and added highlights to the flower with a white gel pen.  I adhered the colored images with foam tape for even more dimension.   

Copics Used:
Mouse - W3, W1, W0, R20
Flower - YR07, YR04, Y35, Y32; Y35, Y02, Y11, Y00; YG17, YG13
Butterflies - V17, V15, V12, C5; RV66, RV55, RV52, C5

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


Hugs, Anita

Monday, August 19, 2019

Happy Purr-thday!

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring a cute little stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs.



This cute little birthday kitty is from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set.  I stenciled clouds on my card base and colored this sweet kitty and his birthday balloons with copics.  I fussy-cut Newton and adhered him to my card using foam tape.  I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment and also adhered it with foam tape.  I chose colors from the Inky Paws Challenge #104.

Copics Used:
Kitty - E33, E31, E30, E50
Balloons - BG09, BG05, BG01; E08, YR09, YR04, YR12; Y35, Y02, Y11, Y00
Gift - Y35, Y02, Y11; BG09, BG05, BG01  

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

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Inky Paws Challenge #104  -  Color Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  -  Midsummer Blues

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm - August Release & Blog Hop


It’s the 15th, and the AUGUST Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. MINI-REMIX FRIEND is all about you and your girlfriends.  I love how sweet and adorable these girls are. Next up, we showcased two new birthday-themed dies: one that says BIRTHDAY WISHES and one that says HAPPY BIRTHDAY. In the set called TO DO we featured some cute, adorable girls doing day-to-day activities. Not only is this set perfect for planners and calendars, but they also make some pretty amazing scene cards. Lastly, we introduced 3 big Anyas in a set called MISS ANYA COFFEE BREAK that is perfect for coffee/hot chocolate lovers and fantastic for all those fall cards. 

 

I used the Happy Birthday Die and the Cheeky Girls stamp set to make today's card.  I colored the Cheeky Girl with copics and I diecut the sentiment using black cardstock.  I sponged distress ink onto the front of my card and adhered the sentiment and image using foam tape.
 
To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until AUGUST 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 leaving 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)

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 the18th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy hopping!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Greeting Farm - August Previews Day 4

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of The Greeting Farm previews of the August release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Miss Anya Coffee Break stamp set.

 
 
The Anyas that are in this new stamp set are gorgeous and of course they're all loving their coffee!  I diecut a piece of Yupo paper with a stitched rectangle die and applied copic marker refills to create the base of my card.  I think it looks like my coffee when I add my creamer ... although I might add just a bit (or a lot) more creamer than what you see here ;-)  I colored Anya with copics, diecut her, and adhered her to the card with foam tape.   
 
Please stop back 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 sweet and adorable stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Greeting Farm - August Previews Day 3

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

 
 There are so many great images and sentiments in this set!  It's perfect for your planners, but of course you can also use it for cards.  I sponged Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink on a piece of Bristol card and flicked some water from a paintbrush for some texture, and adhered it to my card.  I colored all these cute girls with copics, diecut them, and then adhered them with foam tape.  I also stamped some of the sentiments from the set on the background of the card. 

Please stop back tomorrow for our fourth and final 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

Monday, August 12, 2019

Your Next Stamp - Cupcake Day

Good morning!  I'm excited to share that I will be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp for the next couple of months! 


If you've followed me for awhile then you may remember I was on the YNS DT for several years.  I've always loved their whimsical designs and this sweet little Cupcake Day is one of my favorites!  There are so many adorable images in this stamp set.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set to cut a rectangle from white cardstock.  Next I used washi tape to hold the Peek A Boo Trio Die Set - Large on the stitched rectangle and ran that through my diecut machine.  I sponged distress oxide inks on my card base so you would see pretty colors through the diecut circles.  Once again I sponged on distress ink to create the grassy area where the mouse is standing.  I colored the mouse and cupcakes with copics and diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I adhered the colored images with foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment on the card and in the mouse's banner are from this stamp set also.  

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

Hugs, Anita   

Friday, August 9, 2019

The Greeting Farm - August Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm previews of the August release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Birthday Wishes die.

 
 
There are actually two new beautiful dies in the August release but I'm only sharing one today.  You'll be able to see the second die if you check out my teammate's blogs!  I love larger dies that can be the focal point of a card!  I diecut the sentiment using white cardstock and then sponged Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink onto the diecut.  A helpful hint is to leave the diecut in the cardstock until after you've inked it so you don't have to worry about bending or ripping the delicate flourishes of the sentiment.  I adhered the sentiment to my card and then sponged more of the ink above the sentiment.  I paired the Birthday Wishes die with images from the It's Your Birthday stamp set.  I colored the images with copics, diecut them, and adhered them with foam tape.  I also added a few star sequins.
 
Please stop back Tuesday, August 13, for our third day of previews.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the team made with these beautiful dies.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Thursday, August 8, 2019

So Grateful To Ewe

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card that I posted over on the LDRS Inspiration Blog


I used the Thank Ewe stamp set to make today's card.  I stamped the images with Raven Hybrid Ink onto white cardstock, colored them with copics, and then cut them out. 


I diecut two scalloped panels using one of the dies from the Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set.  I sponged Bali Blue Hybrid Ink on one panel to create a blue sky.  I used the In The Grass dies to cut the grassy area from the second panel and sponged Key Lime Pie Hybrid Ink to create the grass.  I diecut the sun using the Here Comes The Sun die and colored it with copics.  I stamped the sentiment using Raven Hybrid Ink and then adhered the images, grass, and sun with foam tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have an awesome day!

Hugs, Anita