Thursday, September 21, 2017

Peace On Earth

Good morning everyone!  I've got a clean and simple Christmas card using some fun products from The Greeting Farm.  


This sweet little reindeer is from the Dashing set.  I colored the image with copics then diecut it using the coordinating die. I sponged some distress ink onto my cardbase and a diecut snowbank.  I applied black glaze pen to the deer's eyes and nose.  I diecut a snowflake from white glitter cardstock and added a red pearl to the center. 

Copics used:
Deer - E31, E30, E50, R20, E02, E00, E000 (I also used Prismacolor Colored Pencil PC947 on the reindeer) 
Scarf - C5, R46, R24, R22

Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Dashing
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Ink, black glaze pen, Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border die, Impression Obsession snowflake die, pearl

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Snow Much Love

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card with an adorable winter image from Sassy Cheryl's.


It's no secret that I adore snowmen!  I love coloring them and I love making cards with them.  If you are also a lover of snowmen then be sure to check out Sassy Cheryl's Illustrations because she has lots of adorable snowmen!  This digi is called Snow Much Love.  I think the cute little kids hugging the snowman is just so sweet and this was so much fun to color.  I printed the image on Neenah and colored it with copics.  I used a stitched scalloped rectangle die to cut out the image and simply layered it onto some red cardstock.  I added some Glamour Dust to the ground to make it look snowy and frosty.  I also added a diecut snowflake that I covered with Glamour Dust, then added a glittery enamel dot to the center.

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's - Snow Much Love
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Glamour Dust, My Favorite Things snowflake die, Your Next Stamp scalloped stitched rectangle die, Your Next Stamp enamel dot
 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Maddie the Red Nosed Reindeer

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card with an adorable image from Sassy Cheryl's.




This  sweet little girl dressed up as a reindeer is called Maddie the Red Nosed Reindeer.  Isn't she adorable?  There's also a little boy version of this called Max the Red Nosed Reindeer.  I printed the image on Neenah and colored her with copics.  I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the Christmas dp and added some ribbon and a bow.   I also added a few sequins for a little sparkle ... you gotta have sparkle on a Christmas card, right?  You can find more adorable digis over at Sassy Cheryl's Stamps so be sure to check out her shop!

Copics used:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - N8, N6, N4
Socks - T3, T1
Shoes - C9, C7, C5, C3
Reindeer - E33, E31, E30, E50, E42, E41, E40
Reindeer Ears -  E02, E00, E000
Reindeer Eyes - B26, B24, B21
Red - C5, R46, R24, R22
Green - C5, YG67, YG63, G21, G43

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Sassy Cheryl's - Maddie the Red Nosed Reindeer; The Greeting Farm - sentiment
Paper:  Neenah; Authentique
Other:  Copics, ribbon, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, sequins
 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Space Explorer

Good morning everyone!  I've got a fun shaker card using some stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.


I used a cute little astronaut from the BB Space Explorer stamp set.  I colored him with copics and then fussy cut him.  I used the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die to cut my white cardstock and layered it over the green dp.  I cut the circle frame with the Stitched Circle Frames die.  I applied distress inks to some watercolor paper to create the galaxy and added some sequins to create the shaker card.  I used a black glaze pen on the astronaut's eyes. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita 


Stamp:  My Favorite Things - BB Space Explorer
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namic, MFT Stitched Circle Frames die-namic, acetate, sequins, black glaze pen 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Get Well Soon

Good morning everyone!  I've got a sweet card using some stamps and dies from The Greeting Farm.  


This cute little nurse is from the Get Well Soon set.  I colored the image with copics then diecut the nurse and her bottle of pills using the coordinating dies.  I applied distress inks to a strip of watercolor paper and splashed some water to create the lighter spots - love this technique!  I used foam tape to pop the nurse up on a circle of vellum.  I applied some sequins just to give the card a bit of sparkle.  I think this little cutie will bring a smile to the face of someone that's feeling a bit under the weather, don't you?

Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Get Well Soon
Paper:  Neenah, watercolor paper, vellum
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, sequins, circle die   

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's Up Turkey?

Good morning everyone!  I'm sharing a card with a fun fall image from Sassy Cheryl's.
 

 
 
This  cute fella is What's Up Turkey?  Isn't he adorable?  I printed the image on Neenah and colored it with copics.  I used a die from My Favorite Things to cut the scalloped paper along the top.  I finished my card by adding some twine and a button.  You can find more adorable digis over at Sassy Cheryl's Stamps, and there's also a little girl version of this image (so cute!).
 
Copics used:
Skin - E13, E11,E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - 100, C7, C5, C3
Shirt - C5, YG67, YG63, G21, G40
Shorts - C3, E08, YR18, YR14, YR12
Socks - T3, T1
Turkey - E49, E47, E44, E42, E41, Y38, Y19, Y15, Y13, R46, R24 R22, B24, B21
 
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week!
 
Hugs, Anita
 
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's - What's Up Turkey; SugarPea Designs - sentiment
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, twine, button

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

You're Owlsome!

Good morning everyone!  I've got another fun card using some stamps and dies from Sunny Studio Stamps.     


I used the Happy Owl-o-ween and Halloween Cuties stamps and dies for this card.  The Happy Owl-o-ween set features an adorable owl and the cutest little Halloween costumes for the owl to wear!  You need to stop by the shop to check out all the images that are included in this set.  The pumpkin and bats are from the Halloween Cuties set that was released last year.  These two stamp sets work so well together.  I colored all the stamped images with copics and diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I diecut a stitched rectangle panel and used distress inks in Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers (two of my favorite colors).  I adhered the owl and pumpkin with foam tape for some dimension and added a few sequins for some sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Sunny Studio Stamps - Happy Owl-o-ween and Halloween Cuties
Paper:  Neenah; watercolor paper
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, Sunny Studio Stamps Happy Owl-o-ween and Halloween Cuties Dies, Stitched Rectangle Die, sequins

Monday, August 28, 2017

Count Dracula

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Today I'm sharing another sweet image from Sassy Cheryl's.


This not-so-scary Halloween stamp is Count Dracula.  I think he's so cute!  I printed him on Neenah, colored him with copics, and then fussy cut him.  I used distress inks to create the grass, night sky and moon.  I added a diecut tree, fence, and bats to complete my scene.  You can find more adorable digis over at Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.

Colors used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Shirt & Socks - T3, T1
Cape - V17, V15, V12, C7, C5, C3
Shoes - E44, E43, E42, E41, T3, T1
Shorts - B28,B26,B24, B21, YR18, YR14, YR12, YR00

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's Stamps - Count Dracula
Paper:  Neenah; watercolor paper
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, stitched rectangle die, circle die, tree die, fence die, bat die

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Guest DT - Sunny Studio Stamps August Release

Good morning everyone!  I've got some fun cards featuring the Sunny Studio Autumn Release.  I was so excited when Mendi, the owner of Sunny Studio Stamps, asked me to be a guest designer using these adorable new stamp sets!

 
I used the Happy Owl-o-ween stamps and dies for this card.  This stamp set features an adorable owl and the cutest little Halloween costumes for the owl to wear!  Be sure to stop by the shop and check out all the images that are included in this set.  I know I'm going to have so much fun with this set - the possibilities are endless!  I colored all the stamped images with copics and diecut them with the coordinating dies.  The broom and bats are from the Halloween Cuties set that was released last year (another must-have Halloween set!).  I used distress inks on watercolor paper for the night sky and the moon, spattered some water, and then dried the drops with a towel.  I stamped the sentiment on the moon and then adhered the stamps with foam tape for some dimension.


I also used the Happy Owl-o-ween stamps and dies to make this card.  I have to say I think that little bumble bee costume may be my favorite!  And by simply changing the hats, the witch costume becomes a fairy costume!  I colored all the stamped images with copics and diecut them with the coordinating dies.  The spiderweb, spider, and bats are from the Halloween Cuties set.  I used distress inks to sponge the grassy area, and then used distress inks and a cloud stencil to create the sky.  I stamped the spider web directly onto my card and adhered all the other images with foam tape.  I applied Glamour Dust to the bee's wings and antennae, and the fairie's wand for a little bit of sparkle. 


For my last card I used the Missing Ewe stamp set.  Aren't these little sheep the cutest ever?  I colored them with copics and diecut them with the coordinating dies.  Once again I used distress inks and a cloud stencil to create the background.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto my card and also stamped a little heart in the area where the missing ewe would be standing.  These little sheep are very quick and easy to color so if you're short on time they're the perfect images for a fast card!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Sunny Studio Stamps - Happy Owl-o-ween, Halloween Cuties, Missing Ewe
Paper:  Neenah, watercolor paper
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, Stitched Circle Die, Stitched Rectangle Die, Cloud Stencil, Glamour Dust

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sending You Sunshine & Smiles

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a sweet image from Sassy Cheryl's.



This cute digi is called First Love.  I love this little guy and the sweet look on his face is just adorable!  I printed him on Neenah and diecut the panel with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  I colored him with copics and then masked him.  I used distress inks to create the grass and the clouds.  The sun was diecut and then I stamped a little smiley face on it.  I thought this sentiment would be perfect for this card.  You can find lots of awesome digis over at Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a day full of sunshine and smiles!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's  -  First Love
Papers:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle and Sun, My Favorite Things - sentiment banner

Sunday, August 20, 2017

You're Grrreat

Good morning!  I'm popping on today to share another project for My Favorite Thing's Camp Create.



This little cutie is from the BB Party Like A Pirate set.  I colored the image with copics then diecut it using the coordinating die-namics.  I used a black glaze pen on the Pirate's eyes.  I cut the two ovals with the MFT Pierced Oval Stax die-namic.  I masked the smaller oval and sponged distress ink to create the sand.  Next, I masked the sand and used the Cloud Stencil to sponge the clouds with distress ink.  I stamped the skull image from the stamp set with Versamark ink onto my card base and heat embossed the skulls with white embossing powder.  Next, I blended distress ink onto my card base and then wiped the excess ink off the skulls with a clean paper towel. 

I'm entering my card in the My Favorite Things Camp Create Day 2 - Magnificent Masking.  

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

Hugs, Anita
 
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - BB Party Like A Pirate
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, Black Glaze Pen, Embossing Powder 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

You Give The Best Hugs

Good morning!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  Today I'm sharing a fun card I made using some My Favorite Things products.


Aren't these Cuddly Koalas adorable?  I used the Stitched Circle STAX die-namic to diecut a circle and then used distress inks to sponge on some color.  I colored the koalas and branches with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating die-namics.  I used a black glaze pen on the koala eyes and added Glossy Accents to their noses.  I stamped the sentiment on a banner I cut using the Fishtail Flags STAX die-namic.  Lastly, I added a few enamel dots to finish my card. 

I'm entering my card in the My Favorite Things Camp Create Day 5 - Delightful Diecutting Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  My Favorite Things - Cuddly Koalas
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - At The Zoo; Neenah
Other:  Copics, distress inks, black glaze pen, Glossy Accents, Doodlebug Design Matte Sprinkles - Zoo

Friday, August 18, 2017

Pay Attention Class

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun new image from Sassy Cheryl's, just in time for school!



This image is Pay Attention Class.  I colored the image with copics and used a black glaze pen on the sweater buttons.  I used a white gel pen to write the message on the chalkboard but the digi image comes with three different sentiments that you can use if you wish.  I stamped, colored, and fussy-cut a little pencil to use as an embellishment along with the sentiment.  The fun papers are from Doodlebug Design.  Sassy Cheryl's has this image at a discounted price right now so be sure to stop by and check it out!  

Copics used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E35, E33, YR23, Y21
Sweater - R46, R24, R22
Skirt - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Blouse - B93, B91
Shoes - C7, C5, C3, R46
Socks, Chalk, Eraser - C3, C1
Chalkboard - E44, E43, E42, C7
Pencil - E53, E51, E50, R02, R00, C5, C3, C1, Y18, Y15, Y13

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's  -  Pay Attention Class
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Back To School
Other:  Copics, black glaze pen, white gel pen

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You're The Captain Of My Heart

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a fun card I made using some fun products from My Favorite Things.


Who doesn't love a pirate, right?  This little cutie is from the BB Party Like A Pirate set.  First I used the Radiating Rays stencil and the Stitched Circle STAX die-namics to create the sunray.  I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders to diecut the sand and ocean and and sponged distress inks for color.  I colored the images with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating die-namics.  I used a black glaze pen on the pirate's eye.

Copics used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42
Skull - C5, C3, C1
Red - C3, R46, R24, R22
Jacket, Sash - E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Sails - E41, E40
Ship - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, R46, R24
Sword - C5, C3, C1

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  My Favorite Things - BB Party Like A Pirate
Paper:  Neenah; Bristol
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, black glaze pen     

Monday, August 14, 2017

I'm Glad You're Mine

Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today I'm sharing a fun image from Sassy Cheryl's.



This image is Come Here, You.  I am such an animal lover and I think this image of the sweet girl and her puppy is so adorable!  I colored the image with copics and then diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  The paper was from my stash and since it was pet-themed I thought it would work perfectly for my card.  I added a few enamel dots to finish my card.  Be sure to stop by Sassy Cheryl's because she has tons of adorable images!

Copics used:
Skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, E000, R30
Hair - E35, YR23, Y21
White - C3, C1, Colorless Blender
Red - C3, R46, R24, R22
Blue - B28, B26, B24, B21
Brown - E44, E43, E42, E41
Black - C5, C3, C1
Green - YG17, YG13, YG11
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous week!
 
Hugs, Anita
 
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's  -  Come Here, You
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, enamel dots

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Love You Bunches

Good morning.  Today I'm sharing a card using a new digi from Sassy Cheryl's.


This sweet image is called Flowers For You.  I colored the image with copics and added some white polka dots to the dress with white acrylic paint.  I used some bright papers from my stash and finished my card with a few enamel dots.  This image could be used for so many different occasions.  Be sure to stop by Sassy Cheryl's because she has tons of adorable images over there! 

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's - Flowers For You; Sentiment - My Favorite Things
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, enamel dots, Your Next Stamp Stitched Square Dies, white acrylic paint

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Your Next Stamp - August DT Dare

Good morning friends!  Today I'm joining Your Next Stamp as a guest to play along in their DT Dare!  The dare this month is to create a project with the theme "color me happy".


I used the cute girl from the Little Darling Wayfinder stamp for my card.  This stamp set is one of the new August release stamps.  I used the Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die Set to cut a piece of white cardstock and then used distress inks to sponge on some color.  I colored this sweet girl and her flowers with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating dies. 

 
 
 
Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog for more inspiration.  Karen gives away a stamp set to one lucky person that leaves a comment!

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Little Darling Wayfinder
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, YNS Little Darling Wayfinder Dies, YNS Stitched Scallop Rectangle Dies

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Your Next Stamp - August New Release Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

Good evening everyone!  I'm so excited to be joining Your Next Stamp in celebrating their big birthday and August release!  There are 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 YNS $80.00 Gift Certificate!  There's also a party game going on throughout the blog hop! You'll find all the info when you hop by the YNS Blog.  



I used Yummy Cupcake Bunny for my card.  I used the Scallop Rectangle Die to cut my white cardstock and then sponged on distress inks.  I colored this sweet bunny and cupcake with copics and diecut the image with the coordinating die.  I added some fun YNS Gumdrops to finish my card.



Karen is also having a fabulous sale August 5 - August 10. 


Thank you for hopping along with us.  Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop. 

Hugs, Anita




Your Next Stamp - August Release Sneak Peak

Your Next Stamp is celebrating 8 awesome years!!!  The new release is later this evening but we are sharing some awesome sneak peeks with you now!  There are so many fun products this month and I know you're going to love it as much as I do!  So are you ready for a little peek?


I used a few of the adorable images from the Party Pets stamp set.  This set has so many cute images and fabulous sentiments too!  I used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set to cut a piece of cardstock and then stenciled some clouds.  I used the Chunky Grass Die for the grass.  I colored the images with copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to give some shimmer to the balloon and added Glossy Accents to the dog's nose.  

Be sure to drop by the Your Next Stamp Blog for links to all the new projects featuring the August release.


Thank you for stopping by.  Please stop back this evening at 10 PM EST for a full reveal of the August release!  Be sure to hop along with us for a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop!

Hugs, Anita