Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sucker For You!

Hello everyone!  Just popping in quickly to share a very CAS Valentine card I made today.


I used Your Next Stamp's Sweet and Cool stamp set to create these three lollipops.  I colored them with copics and then applied some clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.  I used the coordinating Sweet and Cool Die Set ... makes it so quick & easy to cut them out! 


I'm entering this in Lesley's Crogan's The Challenge #23.  I always love Lesley's color/sketch challenges but never seem to find the time to play along.  So I'm happy I got to join in this time around, even if I am sliding in at the very last minute :-)



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in this challenge:
Addicted To CAS 56  -  Hugs & Kisses
Shopping Our Stash #186  -  Love Me Do
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  -  Anything Goes
The Challenge #23  -  Colors and/or Sketch

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Sweet and Cool
Paper:  Basic Grey - True Love; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp Sweet and Cool Die Set, Wink of Stella clear glitter marker

Friday, January 30, 2015

TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Boys Only


Happy Friday friends!  I hope you've had a fabulous week.  Are you ready for a fun challenge?  Well, today we have a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge on the TGF Blog and the theme is "Boys Only", so we want to see you create those amazing masculine cards!!!

 
I used the sweet Oliver from the new OA - Special Delivery stamp set.  I colored him with copics and colored pencils.  My papers are from the We Go Together collection by Pebbles - I'm loving this pad for my Valentine cards this year ;-)  The little envelope was cut using the SugarCuts - Special Delivery Accents Die, and then I glued a little heart in the envelope.
 
Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today for our latest FFF.  I hope you find some time to play along in our challenge.  The random winner receives a $25 Gift Certificate to the TGF Store!!!   

There are only a few simple rules to play along in the challenge:

- You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image
- Entries must be uploaded to the TGF Blog no later than February 5, at noon CST
- The fabulous prize:  A $25 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fun weekend ... and be sure to find some time to get inky!!!
 
Hugs, Anita
 
I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge 296  -  Valentines Day/Love
 
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - OA Special Delivery
Paper:  Pebbles - We Go Together; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Gamsol, SugarCuts - Special Delivery Accents Die

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Greeting Farm - Dollie With Hearts

Hello friends.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for my post over on the TGF Blog.


Since I'm still trying to get some Valentine cards made to send out, I decided to use the sweet Dollie with Hearts.  Isn't she a cutie?  I colored her with copics and simply added some ribbon and a bow.  The sentiment I used here, along with several others, comes with the stamp set.  The paper is from an older BoBunny collection.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow because we've got a new TGF Farm Fresh Friday Challenge and I'll have another TGF sweetie to share with you. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 231  - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 124  -  Valentine or Love Sentiment

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Dollie With Hearts
Paper:  BoBunny - Head Over Heels; Neenah
Other:  Copics, ribbon    

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

7KCF & SugarPea Designs

Hello friends!  We have a new challenge that starts today over on the 7KCF Challenge Blog and our challenge is "anything goes".


I used this sweet guy from Pizza My Heart from SugarPea Designs.  I colored him with copics and then fussy cut him.  I cut the heart banner using the SugarCuts - Heart Banner Die.  That cute sentiment is also part of the fun stamp set!  Be sure to stop by the 7KCF Challenge Blog to see the fabulous projects the rest of the DT is sharing today.  On a bit of a sad note, today will be my last post with the 7KCF team.  They have such an amazing and talented team and it's been so much fun creating with them!  


 Products from the 7KCF Store:


Pizza My Heart from SugarPea Designs
Solar White Smooth Classic Crest 80lb cardstock from Neenah
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad from Tsukineko
 
 Thank you so much for stopping by. 

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge 246  -  Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 212  -  Anything Goes
   

Monday, January 26, 2015

SPDSS19 -You're A Hoot!

Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  We have a new sketch challenge over on the SugarPea Designs Blog so I hope you're ready to get inky!



I used the sweet little owl from the Classroom Cupids clear stamp set.  This fun set is from our 2015 January Product Release!  Take a peek at the photo below and you'll see all the fabulous images and sentiments that come in this set!  I stamped the owl with brown ink and then fussy cut him and popped him up on foam tape.  The little row of hearts that the owl is standing on was cut using the SugarCuts - Heart Border Die.  My papers are from the Bundle collection by Authentique.



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 SPDSS19 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.  However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp the prize will increase to $15!!!


 
 
Make sure you stop by the SugarPea Designs Blog for links to the DT's amazing projects! 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!
 
Hugs, Anita
 
Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Classroom Cupids
Paper:  Authentique - Bundle; Neenah
Other:  SugarCuts - Heart Border Die; corner rounder
 



Sunday, January 25, 2015

SugarPea Designs - Special Delivery

Good morning all!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far.  I've been busy making some quick and easy cards and thought I'd pop on here and share one of them.


As you can see, a very CAS card that could be used as a Valentine card or a "just because" card.  The stamp is from the SugarPea Designs' new January release and it's called Special Delivery.  You can see in the photo below that there are lots of fabulous images and sentiments too!  Since there was no coloring involved, it took almost no time to create this card.  The little paper airplane was stamped and then cut using the SugarCuts - Special Delivery Accents die.  The sweet little heart border was cut with the SugarCuts - Heart Border die.  The paper is from the "We Go Together" collection by Pebbles.  When I saw this paper I just knew I had to use it with this stamp set!  Just a note:  I did use the 12x12 dp paper for this card.  I have the 6x6 pad but I liked the larger dp for this card because the airplanes are a little larger than on the smaller pad.

 
 
Be sure to stop by the SugarPea Designs Blog for lots of inspiration for this set and all the other fabulous stamp sets and dies.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Special Delivery
Paper:  Pebbles - We Go Together; Neenah
Other:  SugarCuts - Special Delivery Accents and Heart Border Dies 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

7KCF & Stamping Bella

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Mo Manning card I made for the 7KCF Blog.


I used this sweet Girly Girl Candy from Stamping Bella.  I love Mo's images!  I colored this adorable girl with copics and colored pencils.  The papers are from the Crush collection by Authentique.  I cut the sentiment with the MFT stitched circle die and the little heart banner is a die from Penny Black.
Product from the 7KCF Store:

Girly Girl Candy by Mo Manning

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have an amazing weekend!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge 123  -  Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge 34  -  Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge 90 -  Anything Goes

Hugs, Anita

Friday, January 23, 2015

TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Get Wordy

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Happy Friday friends!  I hope you've had an amazing week.  Are you ready for a fun challenge?  Well, today we have a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge up on the TGF Blog and the theme is "Get Wordy", so we want to see you use a sentiment on your card.  


I used this gorgeous Day Off Anya for my card.  I colored her with copics and then fussy cut her.  My papers are from Doodlebug Designs.  

Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today for our latest FFF.  I hope you find some time to play along in our challenge.  The random winner receives a $25 Gift Certificate to the TGF Store!!!   

There are only a few simple rules to play along in the challenge:

- You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image
- Entries must be uploaded to the TGF Blog no later than January 29, at noon CST
- The fabulous prize:  A $25 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fun weekend ... and be sure to enter our challenge!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  TGF - Day Off Anya; Sentiment (SPD - Foxy Friend)
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Nestabilities, MFT Stitched Circle, SugarPea Designs - SugarCuts Heart Journal Card and Heart Border

Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday Challenge

Good morning and happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the new Sketch and Color Challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.



I used these super-cute test tubes from the Perfect Chemistry clear stamp set.  This stamp set has so many fabulous images and sentiments.  I colored the tubes with copics and then used the Stitched Line Die to add the faux stitching above and below my images.  And of course that perfect sentiment is also included in this set.  This fun stamp set isn't just for Valentines - it can be used for all kinds of different cards! 


 

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 so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Craft Your Passion 245  -  Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe Challenge 100  -  Stitching
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 211  -  Anything Goes

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Perfect Chemistry
Paper:  Pebbles - We Go Together; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Line Die
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Your Next Stamp - January 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. 


I used the adorable Love and Smiles clear stamp set and the coordinating dies.  I love this set!  There are several sweet animals and tons of sentiments included in this set.  I colored the image with copics and then cut it out using the die.  The pink "hill" was cut using the Spring/Summer Scene Die Set.  I added some twine and a button to finish my CAS card.  I followed the sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog to see what the rest of the DT is sharing today.

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

Hugs, Anita


I would like to enter my card in this challenge:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 357  - Colorful
Fab n Funky Challenge 243  -  Button It
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 135  -  The Letter B (balloons, bow, button)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 211  -  Anything Goes
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 252

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Love and Smiles
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sweetheart; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Spring/Summer Scene Die set, button, twine



 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SugarPea Designs' Birthday Bash Blog Hop

 
 
 
SugarPea Designs is so excited to be celebrating our 1st Birthday -- and what an amazing year it has been!!!  We are celebrating this momentous occasion with a Blog Hop featuring the amazing SugarPea design team and some very talented Special Guests!
 
 
I chose one of my favorite SugarPea Designs stamps to make a birthday card.  This sweet moose, trees, and perfect sentiment are all from the Merry Christmoose clear stamp set.  I colored the images with my copics and added some shading with colored pencils.  I thought a shaker card would be perfect for our birthday celebration!  
 
Now you can't have a Birthday Bash without prizes and there are lots of prizes to be won along the way!  A few of our blog hop participants will be giving away a SugarPea Designs stamp set so please leave some love on your travels.  In addition to this, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments and that winner will receive a:
 
 
But that's not all ... we also want YOU to be a part of the party by sharing a card with us! 
 
Once you have completed the hop, we'd love it if you would keep the celebration going by creating a Birthday card or project and linking it up to the SugarPea Designs Blog ... for a chance to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate!!!
 
The Blog Hop and LinkUp ends at midnight EST on January 28th, with the winners being announced and posted on February 1st. 
 
But that's not all ... Wendy is offering a coupon code!  Enter BDAY01 at checkout to receive 10% off all orders (valid until January 24th). 
 
Now, take a look at this list of insanely talented designers ... how lucky are we?!?! 
 
 
SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan
Anita Madden
Jenny Peterson
Kim O'Connell
Mary Johnson
Wendy Bond
Tracy Valure
Simonne Clay
Stacey Schafer
Wendy McGaffey
Vera Yates
Kerri Michaud
Lisa Lara
Cathy Preissing
Shanna Shands
Cibele Glazer

Our Special Guests

Tracy MacDonald
Danielle Lounds
Tara Godfrey
Veronica Zalis
Angel Rivera
Jen Shults
Isha Gupta
Amy Tsuruta
Dina Kowal
Chaitali Narla
Brianna Loeffelbein
Lisa Henke
Piali Biswas
Enjoy the hop and good luck!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hoppy Valentine's Day!

Good morning friends.  I hope you're having a fun weekend!  Our temperatures are finally starting to get a little warmer and we had sunshine yesterday ... it was such a nice change from the crazy cold weather we've been having lately.  Today I'm posting a quick and easy Valentine's Day card.



This sweet little bunny is from the Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles clear stamp set.  There are lots of cute critters and also sentiments included in this set!  I colored the bunny with my copics and then used the coordinating Love and Smiles Die Set to cut out the bunny.  I stamped the sentiment on the banner from the Whatknot Seasons Die Set.  I followed the sketch from The Challenge #22.

 
 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in this challenge:
The Challenge #22  - Sketch

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Love and Smiles
Paper:  Authentique - Crush; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Love and Smiles Die, Whatknot Seasons Die, doily

Friday, January 16, 2015

TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Die-alicious!


Happy Friday friends!  I hope you've had an awesome week.  Are you ready for a fun challenge?  Well, today we have a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge up on the TGF Blog and the theme is "Die-alicious".  So we want to see you use at least two dies on your project.  
 

I used this sweet Picture Perfect Anya for this challenge.  I colored her with copics and then fussy cut her.  I used the TGF Film & Polaroid and the TGF Delicate Words dies for my card.  Unfortunately, both of these dies have been retired from the TGF Store.    My papers are from the Say Cheese collection by Simple Stories.  Both the little bingo card and the ticket were included in the Say Cheese paper pad.

Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today for our latest FFF.  I hope you find some time to play along in our challenge.  The random winner receives a $25 Gift Certificate to the TGF Store!!!   

There are only a few simple rules to play along in the challenge:

- You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image
- Entries must be uploaded to the TGF Blog no later than January 22, at noon CST
- The fabulous prize:  A $25 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fun weekend ... and be sure to enter our challenge!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Picture Perfect
Paper:  Simple Stories - Say Cheese; Neenah
Other:  Copics, TGF Film & Polaroid Die, TGF Delicate Words Die

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7KCF & Lawn Fawn

Hello friends!  We have a new challenge that starts today over on the 7KCF Challenge Blog and our challenge is "anything goes" with the optional twist of "let it snow".




I'm using this sweet little Winter Penguin stamp from Lawn Fawn.  I colored him with copics and then cut him out using the coordinating Winter Penguin die.   I cut the snowy hills using the Stitched Hillside Borders die and I used the Stitched Snowflakes die.  Both of these dies are also from lawn Fawn.  The papers are from the Altitude 6x6 paper pad from Bo Bunny.  Be sure to stop by the 7KCF Challenge Blog to see the beautiful, snowy projects the rest of the DT is sharing today. 

 Products from the 7KCF Store:

Winter Penguin stamp from Lawn Fawn
Winter Penguin die from Lawn Fawn
Stitched Hillside Borders die from Lawn Fawn
Stitched Snowflakes die from Lawn Fawn
Altitude 6x6 paper pad from Bo Bunny
Solar White Smooth Classic Crest 80lb cardstock from Neenah

 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Hugs, Anita




Monday, January 12, 2015

SPDSS18 - Sending You Hugs & Kisses

Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  We've had freezing temps here so I've just been trying to stay warm!  On a happier note, we have a new sketch challenge today over on the SugarPea Designs Blog!


I used the mailbox and a sentiment from the Happy Mail clear stamp set.  This awesome set is from our 2015 January Product Release!  Take a peek at the photo below and you'll see all the fabulous images that come in this set!  First I stamped the sentiment and then used the SugarCuts - Air Mail Set die along the bottom of my sentiment.  I colored the mailbox with copics and then fussy cut it and popped it up with pop dots.  My papers are from the We Go Together 6x6 paper pad from Pebbles - lots of fun patterns in this pad.


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 SPDSS18 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

 


 


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Stay warm!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Happy Mail
Paper:  Pebbles - We Go Together; Neenah
Other:  Copics, SugarCuts - Air Mail Set die

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Your Next Stamp - January DT Dare!

Good morning and welcome to the Your Next Stamp DT Dare!  This month our dare is CAS, red, and white.  So today the team will be sharing more inspiration with the awesome January stamps and dies.  Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see everyone's projects!


I used the yummy Sweet and Cool clear stamp set for my card today.  This stamp set has so many possibilities ... not just for Valentines, but for lots of other occasions, too!  I colored the heart sucker with copics and then used the coordinating Sweet and Cool Die Set to cut it out.  I used a cute sentiment from the stamp set and there are lots of other sentiments included with the set!  I used the Stitched Line Die around all four edges of my white cardstock (love this look).  Then I used the little "doily" die from the Winter Fun Tag Die Set to place behind my sucker.  

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog for more inspiration ... and Karen also gives away a stamp set to one lucky commenter!  

 

 
Thank you so much for stopping.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
 
Hugs, Anita
 
I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
DRS Designs Challenge 156  -  How Sweet It Is
Sister Act Card Challenge 88  -  Anything Goes 


Friday, January 9, 2015

SugarPea Designs' January Sweet Sneaks - Day 5

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Good morning and welcome to our last day of the SugarPea Designs' January 2015 Product release!  I've got a lot to share today so grab your favorite drink and maybe a snack and enjoy! 


 
 
The stamp we're featuring today is Fairy Sweet!  Isn't she just the cutest little fairy ever?  And wait till you see all the accessories and sentiments that are included with this stamp set!  She can be used for all sorts of occastions - birthdays, thank you, and even as a card to a little one that's lost a tooth!  I colored her with copics and added some Glamour Dust to the wings and stars.  I used our new SugarCuts - Air Mail Set die to cut the little strip of air mail slots along the bottom.  I used some pretty fuschia glitter paper as my card base.  It looks much more sparkly irl! 
 
 
 
 
We have an exciting announcement to share!  As we head into our 2nd year in business, we are delighted to be able to offer an incentive program to all of our loyal customers. Place an order of $60 or more (shipping not included) and you will receive a FREE stamp set that will not be available for sale in the store until the next bi-monthly release!  That's right!  You will receive a FREE stamp two months in advance of its release in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe! 

This month you can earn our Build-A-Background - Basics stamp set by placing an order of $60 or more (before shipping).  Ink up whatever colors you'd like and create your own backgrounds and borders!  This versatile set will not be available for purchase until it is officially released in March.  So, as you prepare for our release tonight at 6:00 PM EST and put your shopping list together, keep in mind that the new Build-A-Background - Basics stamp set can be yours NOW and will be FREE with a qualifying order! 

 
 
 

I also want to mention our amazing new Magnetic Cards!  These cards have a sturdy cardboard backing and feature a strong magnet.  They are designed to fit perfectly into our Stamp & Die Storage Pouches, or they can be used independently on their own.  If you place an order during the month of January, Wendy will send one free magnetic card with your order ... how sweet is that?  I know that once you've tried it, you're going to love it!   
 

 
 
Our entire January release will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Store on this evening at 6:00 PM EST.  We would love to hear your thoughts on the product introduced today.  Please leave a comment on this post and each of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN!!!  One lucky person will be chosen to win the Fairy Sweet stamp set from the comments left on the DT blogs!  All winners during the January Product Release will be announced on Sunday, January 11th! 

Enjoy the hop!


Hugs, Anita