Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Create A Smile Challenge - Sketch

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


Our new challenge is a sketch.  I used the Gull Gang stamp set for my card today.  The images are so cute and fun!  I stamped all the images onto Neenah cardstock, colored them with my copics, and fussy-cut them.  I stenciled some clouds onto the front of my card.  For the "water" I applied alcohol and copic refills to Alcohol Ink Cardstock.  This was my first time playing around with this technique and it was so much fun (and addictive lol).  I applied the Alcohol Ink Cardstock to the front of my card and then adhered all the images with foam tape for some added dimension.   

Copics Used:
Seagulls - C3, C1
Beaks, Feet - YR15, Y18
Shirt, Hat - B26, B24, B21, YG17, YG03, YG01
Wood - E27, E25, E23, E21
Fries, Box - R37, R35, R14, Y28,Y26, Y21


I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge.  The winner receives a gift card to the shop!  You can find all the challenge details on the Create A Smile Blog.  If you don't currently own any Create A Smile stamps, you can use a freebie from their blog! 

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

Hugs, Anita

Monday, February 18, 2019

Whimsy Stamps February 2019 Paper Door Kit

Hello friends!  I'm back today to share another card I made using the Whimsy Stamps February 2019 Paper Door Kit - Tabby Tigers.


Just keep in mind that Paper Door Kits are LIMITED EDITION and supplies are limited so you may want to grab your kit before they're all gone!  There are so many cute tiger images included in this set and it's perfect for so many different occasions!

 
Here are the details about the newly redesigned kit:

     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


     TWELVE sheets of 8.5x5.5 heavy weight neutral card stock - in black and white


     SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Tabby Tigers" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR


     COMPLEMENTING "Tabby Tigers" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4 x 6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR


     SPECIAL EDITION "Tiger Stripes Stencil" and "So and Too" 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


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

NO minimums

NO subscriptions to commit to

NO wait lists to sweat out

NO multi-tier pricing

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

Hugs, Anita

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm - February Release & Blog Hop

It’s the 15th, and the FEBRUARY RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, PANDA PLANS features the most adorable, chubby pandas ever. They are perfect for scene cards or for your planner pages. Next, we have I HEART YOU ANYA. She has gorgeous, flowing hair and would make the most beautiful Birthday or Mother's Day card. Our last set called IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY showcases some adorable birthday girls along with the most delicious macarons.
 
 
 
I used the It's Your Birthday stamp set for my card today.  I sponged some distress inks onto a diecut stitched rectangle and flicked it with water.  I colored the images with copics and diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I love the sentiments that are included in this set - large and a beautiful font!  I added a few sparkly sequins to finish my card.
 
To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until FEBRUARY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. The winner will receive all 3 stamp sets!
 
TGF Design Team:
 
 AMY
 
 ANITA (You are here)
 
CYNTHIA 
 
JESSIE 
 
MARTHA
 
STEPHANIE 
 
 
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 along with their coordinating dies HERE.
 
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders on Monday, February 18th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 
 
Happy Hopping!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Greeting Farm - February Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to the final day of The Greeting Farm February previews.  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new It's Your Birthday stamp set!


Aren't these images totally adorable?  I love this set!  I colored everything with copics and diecut the images with the coordinating dies.  I applied distress oxide inks onto Bristol card that I cut with a scalloped rectangle die, and then flicked water.  I adhered all the images with foam tape and then added some sequins for sparkle.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Dress - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000 and RV55, RV63, RV52
Envelope - C3, C1 and RV55, RV63, RV52
Presents - YG17, YG03, YG01 and Y19, Y15, Y13, Y11
Macarons - V15, V12, V01 and BG23, BG11, BG10

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 It's Your Birthday stamp set!


Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lovestruck Lulu

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a digi stamp from Paper Nest Dolls.


This sweet image is Lovestruck Lulu.  I printed her onto Neenah cardstock and then diecut the image with a stitched rectangle die.  I colored her with copics and added Glamour Dust to her fairy wings.  I added a heart banner and diecut Valentine envelope to decorate my card.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41
Wings - B000
Dress and Hairbow - R32, R12, R11, R00
Tights - R32, R12, R11, R00 and C3, C1
Shoes - C3, C1
Heart - R37, R35, R32
Bow and Arrow - E27, E25,E23 and C3, C1
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Whimsy Stamps February 2019 Paper Door Kit

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



Here are the details about the newly redesigned kit:

     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


     TWELVE sheets of 8.5x5.5 heavy weight neutral card stock - in black and white


     SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Tabby Tigers" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR


     COMPLEMENTING "Tabby Tigers" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4 x 6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR


     SPECIAL EDITION "Tiger Stripes Stencil" and "So and Too" 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 first card using the new kit.  I'll be sharing more throughout the month.  Isn't this tabby tiger adorable?  There are so many cute tiger images included in this set and it's perfect for so many different occasions!



We’ve made PAPER DOOR an easy and affordable way for you to enjoy a monthly card making 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 date. Supplies are limited so order yours today, and unlock your creativity with Whimsy Stamps PAPER DOOR kits!



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

Hugs, Anita

The Greeting Farm - February Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm previews of the February release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new I Heart You Anya stamp.  


This sweet Anya is perfect for many different occasions but I decided to make a Valentine card with her.  I colored her with copics and then fussy cut her.  I used some Valentine dp from Simple Stories and then added a few enamel dots to finish my card. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E20
Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Roses - R59, R37, R14 and G28, G24, G40
Skirt - R85, R83, R81
Bootes - C7, C5, C3

Please stop by tomorrow for our third 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 I Heart You Anya stamp!

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita
  

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Love You

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a quick and easy Valentine card I made using an adorable stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps.


This cute little bird is from the From My Nest stamp set.  There are lots of adorable images in this set and it's perfect for many types of occasions.  I stamped the bird and used my Scan N Cut to cut out the image.  I colored the image with copics and used a black glaze pen on the bird's eye.  This stamp actually has a little star hanging from the string in the bird's beak but I simply diecut a small red heart and adhered it over the star to create a Valentine card.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the bird's beak and the red heart.  I sponged distress ink onto some Bristol card and spattered some water to create some lighter areas.  I cute a white cardstock frame using the Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered the frame over the Bristol card.  The sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp set.  I added a few sequins to give my card a little sparkle. 

Copics Used:
Bird - E33, E31, E30, E50
Beak - Y38, Y18, Y15
Sweater - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000

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

Hugs, Anita