Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hey Sugar!

Good morning!  I hope you're having a great week so far.  I have a new card using a sweet image from the Sugar Rush stamp set from Paper Smooches.

This stamp set is so fun and the possibilities are endless, plus it's such a perfect set to make some quick and easy summer cards.  I colored these yummy popsicles with copics and then added Glamour Dust to make them look icy cold!  Of course I used some bright Doodlebug dp - I love their papers!  Then I added a few glittered dots to finish my card.  This was such an easy card to make and who wouldn't love to receive a bright, fun card "just because"?

If you live in my area you can pick up all the supplies to make this card at The Paper Cottage.  Brenda has all the supplies including the stamp set, coordinating dies, dp, Glamour Dust, and enamel dots!  Of course if you're not local you can find the stamps and dies over at Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Paper Smooches - Sugar Rush
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sunkissed; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die Set, MFT Fishtail Flags Layers Stax, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles - Summer Glitter Assortment; Glamour Dust   

Monday, July 6, 2015

SugarPea Designs - SPDSS28

Good Monday morning everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  If you're in the States, I'm guessing you got to see some amazing fireworks and maybe had a great cookout too?  Unfortunately we missed the fireworks this year but we did get to attend the parade and had a great BBQ with family.  Doesn't get much better than that, right?  So anyway, we have a new sketch challenge over on the SugarPea Designs Blog today so I hope you're ready to get inky!

I've got tons going on around my house right now so I went for quick and easy for this sketch.  I used the Read Between The Lines clear stamp set for the focal point of my card.  The little book in the diecut circle is also from this stamp set.  Then I used the SugarCuts - Brainy Bookmarks die to cut the little glasses.  Take a look at the photos below and you'll see all the fabulous images and sentiments that come in these stamp and die sets. 

The rules are simple:
   -   Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided
   -   SugarPea Design stamps are not required to play along or to win, but would be appreciated
   -   You may rotate/flip the sketch and replace shapes - so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable
   -   Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword SPDSS28 so that we can check out your beautiful work
   -   Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs Blog
   -   One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.


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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Read Between The Lines
Paper:  Echo Park - Paper & Glue; Simple Stories - Say Cheese; Neenah
Other:  SPD SugarCuts - Brainy Bookmarks, enamel dots

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Your Next Stamp - July Release & Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  I'm so happy you stopped by for the Your Next Stamp July release blog hop!  We have lots of fun stamps and dies for you this month and I know you're going to love them!  The entire release is available now in the YNS Store.

Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for inspiration using the new products!  Also remember to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win a $20.00 YNS Gift Certificate!  Karen will post the random winner on the YNS Blog on July 8th!

For my first card I used Jessica With Her Puppy.  Isn't she adorable?  The perfect image for all my dog-loving family and friends!  I colored them with copics and then cut the cardstock with the Stitched Square Die Set.  The sparkly gumdrops are one of the new colors called Silver Tinsel!

My second card features the fun Sticky Note clear stamp set and the coordinating dies.  I colored this happy frog with copics and made a shaker card.  I thought he would look really cute tapping on the acetate "window".  I cut the window square with the Stitched Square Die Set and cut the shaker "pieces" using the Confetti Die.  I added some Love Earth and Love Me Some Latte gumdrops.  

Karen is offering 20% off your entire purchase from July 5th through July 12th!  Be sure to stop back by the YNS Blog on July 8th for even more inspiration with the new July release stamps and dies!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today.  Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop.  The hop ends July 7th at 12 midnight EST.
Hugs, Anita

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Your Next Stamp - July Release Sneak Peek

Good morning!  To those of you here in the States, Happy 4th of July!!!  The Your Next Stamp July release is tomorrow but until then we have fabulous sneak peeks to share with you today!  We have lots of fun products this month and I know you're going to love the new release!

This adorable little guy is from the Happy Dance clear stamp set.  This set has two fun lizards and perfect sentiments that will make you smile!  I colored this cutie with copics and cut him out using the coordinating Happy Dance die set.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set to cut all my dp panels.  I added a few of the new Love Earth Gumdrops to finish my card.  Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see what the rest of the amazing DT has created for today.

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our blog hop and a full reveal of the July release!  You'll want to hop along with us for a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Happy Dance
Paper:  Bella Blvd - Camp Out; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die set, YNS Happy Dance Die set, YNS Love Earth Gumdrops, Glossy Accents

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TGF Farm Fresh July Challenge - Red, White & Blue!

Happy July friends!  We've got a new monthly challenge over on the TGF Blog today and the theme is "red, white and blue".  A perfect theme for those July 4th cards, right?

I used this sweet little Dressy Ebony - digi to make a celebration card!  I love this image!  She's so cute and I love her haircut ;-)  I colored her with my copics and then used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the flower in her hair.  I added some diecut stars with sequins to finish my card.  Very clean and simple and she's so easy to color too!

Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today.  You can check out the challenge details while you're over on the blog, too! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Dressy Ebony digi; Your Next Stamp - sentiment
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Patriotic Picnic; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, MFT Fishtail Flag Layers Die, Paper Smooches star die, sequins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Boom!

Hello stamping friends!  I have another 4th of July celebration card to share with you today. 

This cute image is from the Boom! clear stamp set.  There are three different dynamite images and several funny sentiments included in the set.  I colored the dynamite with copics and then cut it out using the coordinating Boom! Die Set.  My papers are from the Patriotic Picnic 6x6 pad from Doodlebug Design.  If you want to see some of the other cards I've made using this set you can look herehere, and here.  As you can see, I've gotten lots of use out of this adorable stamp set.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room #205  -  Any Holiday
Marker Pop Challenge #71  -  4th of July

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp - Boom!
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Patriotic Picnic; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Your Next Stamp Boom! Die Set, Paper Smooches star die 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

It's A Good Day

Happy Saturday!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend ... and I hope you're having some amazing weather.  Once again, we've got rain, cloudy skies, and cooler than normal temps ... yuck!  Summer, where are you LOL?

Well, this cute bunny and her yummy cupcakes helped brighten up my soggy day ;-)  I've had this Carnival Cupcakes stamp set from Mama Elephant for  awhile now and finally got to play with it.  I also have some (new to me) Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and that's what I used to color this stamp.  I've heard both good and not-so-good comments about these pens but I have to say I really like them ... a lot!  I love the bright colors of these pens and I think they're so easy to use.  Of course, having this adorable image to color makes it fun too.  The sentiment is from the Up And Away stamp set.  If you want more details on the products I used on my card, check out the small print at the bottom of my post.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Mama Elephant - Carnival Cupcakes and Up And Away (sentiment)
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; watercolor paper
Other:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, sequins 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday Sketch and Color Challenge #17

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

Isn't this butterfly fun?   It's from the new Quirky Animals Set Five clear stamp set.  If you look at the photo of the stamp set below, you'll see there are two adorable butterfly images and lots of great sentiments!  I colored the butterfly with my Zig Clear Color Real Brushes and a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.  These Zig brushes are new to me and I've really been having fun with them.  I cut the butterfly using the coordinating Quirky Animals Set Five Dies and then applied some Glossy Accents to the sunglasses.   I used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set and the Stitched Square Die Set to cut the white cardstock.  I used the Chunky Grass Die to cut the grass and then stamped the sentiment on the grass.  I used some Neon Sunrise and Mermaid Fun gumdrops to finish my card.  


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! 

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp - Quirky Animals Set Five
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sunkissed; Neenah
Other:  Zig Clean Color Real Brushes, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, YNS Quirky Animals Set Five Die, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, YNS Stitched Square Die, YNS Chunky Grass Die, YNS gumdrops