Friday, May 31, 2013

Thinking of You

Happy Friday everyone!  The weekend has finally arrived and I hope we all have beautiful weather so we can enjoy it ;-)


For the past couple of weeks we've been featuring the Leanne Ellis Designs over on the Sugar Nellie Blog and today I'm sharing a card with the A Little Hug stamp.  I've colored this cutie with copics and colored pencils.  Since my dp has a very busy pattern I thought it best to keep my embellishments to a minimum.  I've added some ribbon with a bow and a diecut flower with a button.   You can find this lovely image over at Funky Kits.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie - A Little Hug; PTI - sentiment
Paper:  Bo Bunny - Hello Sunshine; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, ribbon, TGF Mini Fleurs with Die, button, floss

Thursday, May 30, 2013

You're My Cup Of Tea

Good morning everyone!  Only one more day to go till we hit the weekend ... yay!  I've got lots going on this weekend, the weather is suppose to be fabulous, and I'm really looking forward it ;-)  I do have a new card to share with you today.


This sweet image is called Time For Tea Girl.  She's one of the Time For Tea Designs digis by Jo Davies.   I colored her with copics and colored pencils and used some lovely Authentique papers for my card.  I added a doily, some seam binding, and flowers with pearls.  She sure looks like she's enjoying that cup of tea, doesn't she?  Or maybe she's like me in the mornings with my first cup of coffee ... still trying to wake up lol!  You can find the rest of Jo's beautiful digis in her Etsy shop here.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Time For Tea Designs - Time For Tea Girl; My Favorite Things - sentiment
Paper:  Authentique - Grace; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, doily, seam binding, EK Success flower punches, pearls   

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

You're Too Sweet

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Hello again!  Well, it's Tuesday so that means we have a new inspiration post over on the By LORi Designs Blog today.


This sweet little girl is Lollipop Watermelon Smile and she's colored with copics and colored pencils.  I used some fun Doodlebug Design papers and added gingham ribbon and a few buttons.  Be sure to stop by the By LORi Designs Blog to see the adorable projects by the rest of the amazing DT.  Lori is also running a challenge and you can find all the details here.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Card Mania Challenge CMC21  -  Spots and/or Stripes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 270  -  Tie It Up
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 54  -  Bows
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge 5  -  Spots or Stripes
Sentimental Sunday Challenge 156  -  Outdoor Fun
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 44  -  Here Come the Girls
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 168  -  Buttons
Use It Tuesday Challenge 56  -  Anything Goes (gingham ribbon)

Stamps:  By LORi Designs - Lollipop Watermelon Smile; My Favorite Things - sentiment
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Fruit Stand; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, ribbon, buttons, floss
 

The Greeting Farm's June Previews

Hello friends!  Today we are sharing some sneak peeks of the fabulous June release over on the Greeting Farm Blog.  Not only do we have some gorgeous stamps being released this month but we also have the most adorable die this month too!

 
 
Today I'm sharing the Baby Anya & Ian rubber set and the sweet Onesie Die on my cards.  Aren't they perfect for all those baby cards we always seem to be creating?  The sentiments you see on my cards are included in the stamp set too.  I know these stamps and the die are going to get a lot of use because I always seem to be needing baby cards.  Of course they're also perfect for birthday cards for little ones too!  Be sure to stop by the Greeting Farm Blog to see what my amazing teammates have created with these stamps and die.  While you're there you can also find out how you can enter for a chance to win these. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Card 1
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Baby Anya & Ian
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sugar & Spice; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, CC Designs Cutters Button Set

Card 2
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Baby Anya & Ian (sentiment)
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Snips & Snails; Bazzill
Other:  TGF Onesie Die, buttons, embossing folder

Monday, May 27, 2013

A Couple of Notes

Happy Memorial Day to my US friends.  I just want to take a moment to thank those that have served or are currently serving our country!

Jo is sharing an adorable freebie over on her blog Time For Tea Designs.  Be sure you stop by and check it out!

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

Hugs, Anita


Friday, May 24, 2013

Dreamy

Hello everyone!  We've finally arrived at the weekend ... yay!  Do you have big plans for Memorial Weekend?  A BBQ maybe or a parade to attend?  I think we're doing both if the weather cooperates.  We had warm temperatures and fabulous weather for several days and now ... it's so stinkin' cold!  I'm beginning to wonder if summer is ever going to get here ;-)  OK, so I'm guessing you didn't stop by to hear me complain about the weather, did you?


This little sweetie is Dreamy and she's from the Home Grown Manga collection at Funky Kits.  I've colored her with copics and  colored pencils, and added a bow, some flowers, and pearls for embellishments.  The papers are  some older scraps from my stash and I have no idea who made them, but it always feels good to use up some of my leftovers.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and fabulous weather!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie - Dreamy; PTI - sentiment
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, ribbon, pearls, MFT die-namics Mini Tabs Quartet Die, Memory Box Lavish Branch Die, EK Success flower punches  

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Just For You

Happy Thursday to all of you!  I hope you're having a fabulous week so far.  I've been crazy busy this week and the days have just flown by ... only one more till the weekend ;-)


Sylvia Zet released her Naughty Puppies images this week and of course I had to purchase them ... I mean, have you seen how CUTE these little doggies are?  I colored my image with copics and colored pencils and used some Glossy Accents on the mailbox flag, the puppy's nose, and the pawprints in the sentiment.  I also added some Liquid Pearls and a bow.  A very clean and simple card because I wanted the focus to be on the adorable image.  There are three more images included in the set and I hope to find time to color those soon.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
4CCC #143  -  Critters
Whimsy Stamps Monthly Challenge 59  -  Anything Goes

Stamp:  Wee Digi Stamps - Naughty Puppies
Paper:  Neenah, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls, ribbon 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Inspiration Tuesday at By LORi Designs

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Hello again sweet friends!  We have a new Inspiration post over on the By LORi Designs Blog today.


I actually made a shaker card!  Can you believe I have never made a shaker card before?  I know ... I'm always so far behind everyone else lol!  Anyway, I was blog surfing a couple of weeks ago and ran across the super-talented Leanne's blog.  She was sharing a shaker card she had made using washi tape.  Well, since I have plenty of pretty washi tapes that I've collected and kind of never use, I figured I'd try a shaker card.  So easy and I love the way it turned out :)  I used the adorable Lollipop Saylor and colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I used some Glamour Dust on the star on her dress and then added red, white and blue seed beads.  I also picked up some red, silver, and blue star sequins and added a few of those.  Sorry about the glare on the photo but it was hard to get a good picture with the shiny acetate.  You can check out Leanne's amazing card here and she even shares the link for directions on how to make the washi tape shaker card.  Now be sure to pop by the By LORi Designs Blog to see what the rest of this sweet DT has created this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  By LORi Designs - Lollipop Saylor
Paper:  Neenah; Bazzill; acetate
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glamour Dust, seed beads, star sequins, washi tape, ribbon               

Garden Variety Tuesday at The Greeting Farm

It's Tuesday so that means we have a new Garden Variety Tuesday Challenge over on The Greeting Farm Blog today.  This week our lovely Rosie chose the challenge and she gave us a beautiful photo inspiration to work with ... I love the colors in this picture.



I used an older stamp on my card today.  This cutie is from the Hope & Grace collection and it's retired.  I colored her with copics and colored pencils and added a little pearl to the bow at her neck.  Although I love the colors in this challenge I was a little worried about finding some matching papers ... and then sweet Suzanne pointed out that the Mabel papers by My Mind's Eye were a perfect match.  Fortunately I still had some Mabel paper left in my stash!  I used the die from the Mini Fleurs Clear Stamp set for my flower and added a big button with some twine.  I used the Delicate Words Die for my sentiment.  Be sure to stop by the Greeting Farm Blog to see the gorgeous work by the rest of the DT and to get the challenge details!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
A Little Big Crafty Challenge  -  Kraft It
One Craft Stop Challenge 229  -  Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 155  -  Clean and Simple
Simply Create Too Challenge 37  -  Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge  -  Going Spotty Dot

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Hope and Grace
Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Mabel; Kraft
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, TGF Delicate Words Die, TGF Mini Fleurs Die, button, twine, pearl

Monday, May 20, 2013

Oh No!

Good morning friends.  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  We had some really nice weather and I'm hoping it stays around for awhile :)


This adorable image is called That Uh-Oh Moment and you can find her over at Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.  I just love the look on her face and I'm finding that as I get older I seem to have more and more of those "uh-oh I forgot something" moments lol!  Anyway, I thought the expression on her face would be perfect for a belated birthday card.  I colored her with copics and colored pencils and made the sentiment on the computer.  I added some lace, ribbon, and flowers.

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

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Card Mania Challenge 21  -  Spots and/or Stripes
Crafts and Me Challenge 133  -  Use a Digi
Created With Love Challenge 42  -  Ribbon & Lace
Delicious Doodles Challenge 36  -  Lace
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Happy Camper Challenge 16  -  Use Lace
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #166  -  Lace and Handmade Flowers
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 44  -  Here Come The Girls


Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's - That Uh-Oh Moment; Sentiment - computer generated
Paper:  Echo Park - Sweet Girl; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Liquid Pearls, lace, ribbon, EK Success flower punches

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wishes of a Happy Birthday

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Hello again.  I have a sweet Sugar Nellie card to share with you today.


This adorable stamp is Jelly Pip and she is from the Home Grown Sherbet Pip collection.  Isn't she a little cutie?  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I added a bow, some punched flowers with pearls, and a birthday sentiment.  You can find Jelly Pip and all the other Sugar Nellie stamps over at Funky Kits.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned :)

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 142  -  Birthday, Birthday, Birthday!
Charisma Cardz Challenge 19  -  No Digis Allowed
Creatalicious Challenge 50  -  For The Girls
Dutch Dare Challenge 217  -  Recipe
One Crazy Stamper May Challenge  -  May Flowers

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie - Jelly Pip; Whimsy Stamps - Party Mini Letter Seals
Paper:  American Crafts - Hip Hip Hooray; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, seam binding, pearls, Nestabilities, Spellbinders - Rose Creations, Impression Obsession Die - Heart Stems, Memory Box Die - Precious Hearts

Celebrate!

Happy Friday friends!  We have a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge today over on the Greeting Farm Blog.  It was our lovely Rachel's turn to choose the theme for this challenge and she wants to see your paper-piecing! 


I used this sweet little Do Si Do Anya and colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I paper pieced her dress and hair bow.  The bingo card is from Simply Stories paper ... I love that the paper companies are coming out with so many different Bingo card papers.  I added a bow and some flowers with pearls.   Be sure to stop by the Greeting Farm Blog to see the fabulous paper piecing projects by the rest of the DT!  I hope you join our challenge this week - the random winner gets a stamp of their choice :)

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Delightful Challenge  -  Bingo (pp, punches, flowers)
Fab n Funky Challenge 171  -  Your Favorite Embellishment (flowers w/pearls)
Love To Create Challenge 65  -  Flowers
Sandy's Crafty Creations May Challenge  -  Anything Goes w/ Flowers
Stamp With Fun Challenge 211  -  Selfmade Flowers

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Do Si Do Anya; PTI - sentiment
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sugar and Spice; Simple Stories - Fabulous; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, seam binding, tag punch, EK Success flower punches, pearls  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Beep! Beep!

Hello and I hope you're having a fabulous Thursday.  My card today features another stamp from our May release at All That Scraps.


This cute image is Meoples Beep! Beep! and isn't she adorable?  She colored with copics and colored pencils and then I used Glossy Accents on some parts of her car to give them a shiny appearance.  My paper is from Echo Park and I thought it would be perfect to make her look like she's driving over the hills and through the trees :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge 222  -  KISS
Creative Moments Challenge 17  -  Circles
Party Time Tuesday Challenge 120  -  Shaped Cards

Stamps:  CC Designs - Beep! Beep! and Sunny Sentiments by AmyR Stamps
Paper:  Echo Park - Scoot; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Think Happy Thoughts

Happy Wednesday ... we're halfway through the week!  Today on the All That Scraps Blog we're sharing some projects featuring the new May release.


I used this sweet Swiss Pixie May Day Birgitta and colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I added some Liquid Pearls to some of the flowers and used Star Dust Stickles on some.  My paper is Doodlebug Design, I love the colors in the dp.  I added a doily and a bright pink bow.  The sentiment is from the Sunny Sentiments set by AmyR Stamps.  Be sure to stop by the All That Scraps Blog to see what the rest of the DT is sharing today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Crafty Calendar May Challenge  -  Blooms and Blossoms
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 52  -  May Flowers
Simon Says Challenge  -  Flower Power
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 147  -  Smell The Roses


Stamps:  CC Designs - May Day Birgitta and AmyR's Sunny Sentiments
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Flower Box; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d' Ache and Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Liquid Pearls, Star Dust Stickles, doily, ribbon




Tuesday, May 14, 2013

By LORi Design Inspiration Tuesday

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Hello again friends!  We're having another Inspirational Tuesday over on the By LORi Designs Blog


I used this cute little Puddle Jumper Sweet Girl and colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I fussy cut her and matted her on some embossed cardstock.  The little sentiment was included in the Sunny Side paper from Pebbles and I just added a few buttons for my embellishments.  Be sure to stop by the By LORi Designs Blog to see what the rest of the amazing DT is sharing ... I know you'll find lots of inspiration over there!  Lori is also running a challenge and you can find all the details here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody 20  -  Anything Goes
Our Craft Corner Challenge  -  Anything Goes

Stamp:  By LORi Designs - Puddle Jumper Sweet Girl
Paper:  Pebbles - Sunny Side; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, embossing folder, buttons   

Garden Variety Tuesday over at The Greeting Farm

Happy Tuesday everyone!  We're starting a new Garden Variety Tuesday Challenge over on the Greeting Farm Blog today and I hope you play along with us!


It was my turn to set the challenge this week and I chose the color combo of blue and green - I love those two colors together :)  I decided to use this cool looking CC James since it's been quite awhile since he's seen ink.  Of course he's colored with my copics and colored pencils.  I added some twine and a button and then used the Delicate Words die for my sentiment.  I tend to keep my masculine cards fairly simple because I never seem to have any "male" embellishments, but this card seems to be very bare ... any suggestions on what I could add?  Be sure to stop by the Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of this amazing DT is sharing today!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Papeer Creator's Crafts Challenge 8  -  For The Boys
Sweet Stampin Challenge  -  Clean and Simple
That Craft Place Challenge  -  Makes For Men


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - CC James
Paper:  Echo Park - Grandpa's Tool Shed; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, twine, button, TGF Delicate Words Die

Sunday, May 12, 2013

You Make Life Sweet

Hello sweet friends and Happy Mother's Day to those of you that are mothers, whether your babies are young, old, or of the four-legged variety!  I have a Sugar Nellie card to share today.


This adorable image is Candy Heart and you can find her over at Funky Kits.  I colored her with my copics and colored pencils and used lots of Glamour Dust on her wings and the candy.  I sure wish I had a garden as sweet as hers :)  I added some diecut hearts, flourish, and a flower to finish my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy your day!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge 79  -  Things with Wings
ABC Challenge  - M for Make It Sparkle
Crafty Catz Challenge 182 -  Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge 18  -  Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 126  -  Diecuts and/or Punches
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  -  Things With Wings
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 159  -  Use Glitter

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie - Candy Heart; My Favorite Things - sentiment
Paper:  American Crafts - Hip Hip Hooray; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glamour Dust, pearls, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch, MFT dynamic Layered Rose, Memory Box Precious Hearts Die, Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CC Designs May Release Previews - Day Three

Happy Wednesday!  We're continuing our CC Designs May previews over on the All That Scraps Blog today.


This adorable image is Sweet November's Josie and Tillys Chat.  Aren't they just the cutest?  Love their little tin cans!  I've colored them with copics and colored pencils and used Glamour Dust on their wings.  The sentiment is from AmyR's Sunny Sentiments.  All of our new May stamps will be available in the shop tonight at 9:00 est.  Be sure to stop by the All That Scraps Blog to see what the rest of the DT created with the adorable Sweet November stamps!

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #19  -  Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations 209 

Stamps:  CC Designs Sweet November - Josie and Tillys Chat; Sunny Sentiments by AmyR
Paper:  Making Memories - Garden Party; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glamour Dust, buttons

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Special Treat For You

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We're having another Inspirational Tuesday over on the By LORi Designs Blog.


I used this sweet Puddle Jumper Maxie (Two) Snow Cone on my card today.  In case you can't tell, she's one of my favorite BLD images but shhh ... don't tell the others lol!  I colored her with copics and colored pencils and kept my card very simple and clean.  Be sure to stop by the By LORi Designs Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today.  I know you'll be inspired by their beautiful work.  And don't forget that you can find Maxie and lots of other adorable images over in Lori's shop.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 31  -  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl May Card Challenge  -  Add a Button

Stamps:  By LORi Designs - Puddle Jumper Maxie (Two) Snow Cone; MFT - sentiment
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sugar & Spice; Bazzill; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glamour Dust, MS doily lace border punch, buttons, ribbon
 

All That Scraps Preview - Day Two

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Hello friends!  I've got another new All That Scraps May stamp to share with you.


This sweet fairy is called Drozy's Darlings Missing You.  I love how she's sitting in the moon writing a little note to one of her besties :)  She's colored with copics and colored pencils and then I added Glamour Dust to her wings and the little star.  I used a doily, some pearls, and sheer ribbon to finish my card.  The sentiment is from our new Sunny Sentiments stamp set.  Be sure to stop by the All That Scraps Blog to see what the rest of the team created with our new Drozy's Darlings stamps.  I hope you stop by tomorrow because we have even more new designs to share with you.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
ABC Challenge  -  M for Make It Sparkle
Allsorts Week 205 Challenge  -  Add Some Sparkle
Natalie and Amy's Challenge 9  -  Things with Wings

Stamps:  CC Designs - Drozy's Darlings Missing You and Sunny Sentiments
Paper:  Paper Pizazz; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glamour Dust, doily, Nestabilities, pearls, ribbon

Garden Variety Tuesday at The Greeting Farm





 
Good morning to all of you!  We have a new challenge starting today over on the Greeting Farm Blog.  You may recall that we normally have Double Take Tuesday challenges ... well, we've changed the name and it's now called the Garden Variety Tuesday Challenge!    



Our lovely Thanh chose the theme this week and she's provided a sketch for all of us to follow. 



I used this sweet little Garden Anya on my card and colored her with copics and colored pencils.  Then I fussy cut her and popped her up on a doily using some dimensional dots.  The sentiment is from the Anya Blooms set.  Be sure to stop by the Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of this talented DT created.  I hope you play along in our Garden Variety Tuesday challenge this week because of course there's a fabulous prize for the lucky winner! 


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!


Hugs, Anita


I would like to enter my card in this challenge
Southern Girls Challenge 68  -  You Can Say That Again

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Garden Anya and Anya Blooms (sentiment)
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dolled Up; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, doily, MFT dienamics Fishtail Flags Layered Stax

Monday, May 6, 2013

All That Scraps May Preview - Day One

Happy Monday to all of you.  Today we're starting our previews of the new All That Scraps May release.  We've got some adorable stamps this month and I think you're really going to love them! 


This cute image is Zooming.  Isn't she a sweetie, flying by in her little plane?  And the banner behind the plane is part of the image too.  I used my copics and colored pencils and then added Glossy Accents to the aviator glasses.  The sentiment is from our new Sunny Sentiments set.  Wouldn't this image be perfect for a birthday card?  I think it would be cute to write the birthday person's name (and maybe age) in the banner to personalize the card!  Be sure to stop by the All That Scraps Blog to see what the rest of the DT is sharing today.  I hope you join us again tomorrow because we'll be sharing more of the new May release!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody 19  -  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 267  -  Come Fly With Me
Natalie and Amy's Challenge 9  -  Things with wings
No Matter Which Challenge 9  -  Things with Wings

Stamps:  CC Designs - Zooming and Sunny Sentiments
Paper:  Cool Summer - Carta Bella; Neenah; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities, button   

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Have You Heard The Buzz?

Happy Sunday sweet friends!  Well, have YOU heard the buzz?  Pollycraft is back!


That's right, Paula has decided to reopen her digi shop after being closed for almost a year.  She has lots of cute new images and also a discount code you can use on your first order ... how sweet is that?  Just stop by the shop here to get all the details.


I used What's The Buzz on this clean and simple card I whipped up for her.  I just love this adorable little bee-girl!  She's colored with copics and colored pencils and then I used Glossy Accents on the big eyeballs.  I used a hexagon die along the bottom of the card and added some ribbon and a bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you're having a great weekend!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Crafty Ribbons challenge 44  -  Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges  -  Add Ribbon
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 88  -  Anything Goes

Stamps:  Pollycraft - What's The Buzz; MFT - sentiment
Paper:  Neenah; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, ribbon, Glossy Accents, MS tag punch, PTI hexagon die

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thinking Of You

Hello and happy Saturday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a new digi from Time For Tea Designs.


This pretty gal is Girl On A Bench and she is part of the new May release by Time For Tea Designs.  I colored her with copics and colored pencils and added some flowers, a bow, and a butterfly with a pearl.  Jo Davies is the designer and she just released 8 sweet new images this month!  Be sure to stop by the Time For Tea Designs Blog to check out the rest of the May release, and to find out how you can get a freebie!  And, Jo invited me to be a part of her DT so you'll be seeing lots more of these adorable images on my blog soon :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle challenge 73  -  Buds, Blooms & Blossoms
Creative Corner Challenge 17  -  Flowers and/or Mother's Day
Digi Galore Challenge  -  Spring
One Stop Craft Challenge 227  -  Flower Power
Wild Orchid Challenge 75  -  Twine

Stamps:  Time For Tea Designs - Girl On Bench; PTI - sentiment
Paper:  Pebbles - Sunny Side; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, MS border punch, CC Designs Cutter Butterfly Border Die, seam binding, MS branch punch, WOC flowers, pearl, twine     


 

Friday, May 3, 2013

You Are Pawsitively Terrific

Happy Friday!  I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a fabulous weekend :)  I have a masculine card to share today.


This little cutie is Pets Corner and he's from Sugar Nellie's Home Grown Manga collection.  I colored him with copics and colored pencils.  I added some brads, twine, and a button.  And the sentiment is from Inky Antics - isn't it perfect?  You can find this cute image and all the others from the Manga collection over at Funky Kits.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!   

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Cards For Men Challenge 9  -  Animals
Creative Craft Challenge 9  -  All About Animals
Creative Moments Challenge 16  -  Brads
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge 125  -  Animals
Robyn's Fetish Challenge 157  -  Stripes or Dots
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  -  Happy Mail
Sweet Stampin Challenge  -  Anything But A Birthday

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie - Pets Corner; Inky Antics - sentiment
Paper:  Imaginisce; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Nestabilities, embossing folder, twine, button, brads

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day at The Greeting Farm

( ** Please scroll down for my All That Scraps post ** )


Hi everyone!

It's MAY-day at The Greeting Farm and we are here to celebrate our wonderful spring-themed release!  We hope you've enjoyed the last few days of previews as we've introduced you to TWO new Anyas and THREE new TGF dies.  The possibilities are truly endless with these versatile borders and we are anticipating seeing some super cute projects made by a lot of you!

There's a lot of fun to be had this month and we are just getting started with our RELEASE DAY blog hop!  As always, the prize is one sweet deal, as one lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE May release!  Here's what I have for you today:


This little sweetie is Gardening Anya.  Isn't she adorable?  I've also used one of our new dies - the Tulip Border Die.  If you want more details about my card you can scroll down to the bottom of this post.  So, let's get on with the blog hop, shall we?  If this is your first stop be sure to head back over to the TGF Blog to begin the hop.  Here's the order for our May release party:

 
 
 
Anita Madden  (You Are Here)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

... and BACK to the TGF Blog to leave a comment letting us know you've hopped, left comments on each blog along the way, and what you love about this month's release!  You have until 11:30 pm CST this evening to sit back, take in all the new creations, and enter to win!  Thanks so much for your support and excitement as we ring in our MAY stamp release!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy the hop!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Gardening Anya; CC Designs - Webbie's Words Spring With A Side of Chocolate
Paper:  Carta Bella - Cool summer; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, TGF Tulip Border Die, Glamour Dust, MFT Die-namic - sun, button

All That Scraps Review

Happy Wednesday to all of you!  Today we're sharing some new projects featuring the April release over on the All That Scraps Blog.


Today I'm using Drozy's Darlings Mom's Heels rubber stamp on my card.  OMGosh, can you remember playing dress-up when you were a kiddo?  That was a long time ago for me but I can still remember how much fun it was.  Of course, I didn't have sparkly high heels to go along with my outfits lol!  I've colored this beautiful fairy with copics and colored pencils and used Glamour Dust on her wings and shoes.  I added Liquid Pearls to the center of the punched flowers and also the flowers in her hair.  I also used the CC Designs Cutters Olive Branch Die and some ribbon.  Be sure to stop by the All That Scraps Blog to see what the rest of the DT is sharing today! 

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  CC Designs - Drozy's Darlings Mom's Heels
Paper:  Kaisercraft; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Glamour Dust, Liquid Pearls, CC Designs Cutter Olive Branch Die, ribbon, EK Success flower punches