Monday, November 12, 2018

The Greeting Farm - November Previews Day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of The Greeting Farm previews of the November release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Angels Rejoice stamp set!



Aren't these little angels adorable? There are so many angels included in this set and they are the perfect size for cards, planners, and bible journaling too.  I colored the angels with copics diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I added some Glamour Dust to their wings and the little star the angel is holding.  I also added a few clear sequins.  

Please stop back tomorrow for our second 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 stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Angels Rejoice
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Glamour Dust

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Your Next Stamp - November New Release Blog Hop

Good morning!  It's Your Next Stamp‘s November Release and Blog Hop!  This new release is packed with stamps, dies, and sparkly gumdrops for the upcoming holidays. 


Be sure to read my entire post to find out how you could win a $25 gift certificate and to learn about the awesome sale!


I used the adorable Holiday Sparkle stamp set to create my card.  I created an inky background using distress inks and then added some snowdrifts to create a winter scene.  I colored the little bunnies with copics and diecut them using the coordinating Holiday Sparkle Die Cuts. 


Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the hop for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS shop.  There’s also a code to save 20% off your entire purchase until midnight November 12th!

Hugs, Anita 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Your Next Stamp - November Release Preview

The Your Next Stamp November release will be available in the YNS store tomorrow at 11 am EST, but in the meantime I have a little sneak peek to share with you. 




I used the adorable "Stocking Full Of Joy" stamp set to make my preview card.  I diecut the scalloped rectangle using the Stitched Scallop Rectangles Die Set and stamped the little bear.  I colored the image with copics and then adhered it to cardstock that I cut using the Stitched Rectangle Die Set.  I also added a few of the new gumdrops to give my card some sparkle. 

Copics Used:
Bear - E33, E31, E30, E50
Poinsettia - R59, R37, R17, Y19
Stocking - YG17, YG03, YG01, R59, R37,R17 
Gift - B05, B02, B000

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog for a full list of previews, and then join us tomorrow at 11 am EST for our blog hop! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Saturday, November 3, 2018

PND - Lula with Pie

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a guest designer card I made for The Paper Nest Dolls.  


This cute chubby girl is Lulu With Pie.  Isn't she adorable?  I stamped her onto Neenah cardstock and then diecut the image with a stitched rectangle die.  I colored her with copics and paired her with some fun Doodlebug Design paper.  I also added a few enamel dots.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Apron - C3, C1, RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52
Dress - BG05, BG01, B000, C1
Shoes - C7, C5, C3
Pie - C5, C3, C1, E31, E30, E50, RV52

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Paper Nest Dolls - Lulu With Pie
Paper:  Neenah; Doodlebug Design
Other:  Copics, Stitched Rectangle Die, Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die, enamel dots   

Friday, November 2, 2018

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card that I posted over on The Greeting Farm Blog.
 

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet?  Christmas will be here before we know it so I've been trying to add a few to my stash.  These cute images are from the Oh, What Fun stamp set.  I love the sweet foxes in this set!  I diecut a rectangle from kraft cardstock and spattered some white acrylic paint to mimic falling snow, and then used a white colored pencil to color in the snowy ground.  I colored the fox, hat, tree, heart, pot, and ornaments with copics and then diecut them using the Oh, What Fun Die Cuts.  I adhered the images with foam tape for dimension and then added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the heart and ornaments.

Copics Used:
Fox - E09, E15, E13, E11, and W3, W2, W1, W0
Green - G46, G43, G40
Red - R59, R37, R05

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

Hugs, Anita

Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday Challenge #101

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the new Fun Friday Challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.



The theme of this Fun Friday Challenge is to make an interactive or fancy fold card.  I used the adorable Snow Much Joy stamp set to make a slider card.  I colored all the fun critters with copics and then diecut them using the Snow Much Joy Die Set.  I cut a snowy slope from white cardstock and then used the Slider/Spinner Die - Large to cut the sliding channel in my cardstock.  I used foam tape to adhere the snowy slope to a base that I created by applying distress inks.  I used a black glaze pen on the animals eyes and then added a few gumdrops to give my card some sparkle. 




If you want to play along in the challenge you'll need to share your interactive of fancy fold project by linking your entry on the Your Next Stamp Blog by Midnight EST on November 15th!  One random winter will be selected to win a YNS Store gift certificate!  Be sure to stop by their blog to check out all the amazing work by the DT!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Anita 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Your Next Stamp Guest Designer

Good morning!  I'm excited to share that I will be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp for the next couple of months!     


These adorable images are from the Sprinkles - Sew Cute stamp set.  This has always been one of my favorite stamp sets from Your Next Stamp.  I used the Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die Set to cut 2 scalloped rectangles from cardstock.  I stamped multiple images on the larger rectangle and colored them with copics.  I colored the little bunny with copics and diecut her with Sprinkles - Sew Cute Die Set.  I adhered her to the smaller scalloped rectangle and added it to my card front.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  

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

Hugs, Anita   


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Have A Frightfully Sweet Halloween

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Halloween card I made for a sweet blogging friend.  I'm pretty sure she's received it by now so it's safe to share it on my blog.


I used the adorable BB Frightfully Sweet stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I always fall in love with the Birdie Brown releases and this one was no exception.  I cut the stitched rectangle from Bristol card, applied distress inks, and spattered some water droplets.  I colored the cute little bunny and squirrel with copics and diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I used a black glaze pen on the animal's eyes and the squirrel's nose.  And then I added a few sequins because I love sequins lol!

Copics Used:
Bunny - E42, E41, E40, R02, R00
Bowtie - YG17, YG03, YG01
Pumpkins - YR07, YR04, YR00
Cape - C7, C5, C3
Squirrel - E18, E15, E13, E11, E33, E31, E50
Hat - YG17, YG03, YG01
Bowtie - V17, V15, V12

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita 

Monday, October 29, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 408

Good afternoon!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring an adorable Birdie Brown stamp set from My Favorite Things.


This adorable little girl is from the BB Fall Friends stamp set.  I colored her with copics and then cut her out.  I used a black glaze pen on her eyes and I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the jacket buttons. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Coat - G99, G94, G46, G43
Hat & Boots - E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Scarf & Skirt - E09, YR18, YR14, YR12
Buttons - 100

I'm entering my card in the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 408



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


Hugs, Anita

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop



Welcome to the Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop!  If you are looking for some inspiration for Christmas cards, you have come to the right place.  Our team has decided to do a monthly Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop! We will be sharing Christmas creations on the 25th of each month.

The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards and projects in our stash all ready to go for December 2018!



I used the adorable Mug Hugs stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps.  I stamped the mug of cocoa on Neenah cardstock and stamped it again on dp from Echo Park's A Perfect Winter 6x6 paper pad.  I diecut the cardstock mug using the coordinating die and then I fussy-cut and adhered the dp mug onto the cardstock mug.  I added shading to both the marshmallows and the mug with copics.  I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and used a circle die to diecut it.  I also diecut a scalloped circle and bow from red cardstock.  I added a few sequins to give my card some sparkle.

Please hop along and be sure to visit each of the blogs.  There's lots of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Kelly Lunceford   
 
Anita Madden  (you are here) 

 Broni Holcombe 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!
 
Hugs, Anita


You Make Everything Sweet

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card that I posted over on The Greeting Farm Blog.


This little cutie is from the Nom Nom Nom stamp set that was released earlier this month.  I colored her with copics and applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the cupcake frosting.  I diecut her using the coordinating Nom Nom Nom Die Cuts and adhered her to the front of the card.  I also added a few clear sequins to give my card a little sparkle.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E50
Dress - BG34, BG11, BG10
Cupcake - Y26, Y21, R85, R83,R81

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

Hugs, Anita

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm - October Release & Blog Hop

 It’s the 15th, and 3 new stamp sets for the OCTOBER RELEASE are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, NOM NOM NOM really shows that nothings beats food and friends! Next, HOLIDAY ANYA 6 features a gorgeous girl with her mug of hot cocoa and marshmallows. Finally, we have a set dedicated to the boys called OH BOYS! This one is perfect for all the men in your life.
 
 
I used the Nom Nom Nom stamp set and coordinating dies for my card.  I colored the images with copics and then used the coordinating dies to diecut these sweet little girls.  I diecut a frame from white cardstock and adhered a piece of dp behind the frame.  I adhered the girls with foam tape and added a few clear sequins. 
 
Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - YR18, YR14, YR12, YR000; R89, R85, R83, R81
Dress - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Skirt - YG17, YG03, YG01
Ice Cream Cone - E33, E31, R85, R83, R81, YG23, YG21, YG00, V17, V15, V12
Donut - E31, R85
 
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!!  You have until OCTOBER 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:
 
 
ANITA  (you are here)
 
 
 
 
 

This is a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And 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 starting tomorrow so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!
 
Hugs, Anita

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Greeting Farm - October Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of The Greeting Farm previews of the October release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Oh Boys stamp set!  



This stamp set is so perfect for all the male cards you make!  There are lots of cute sentiments included too.  These images are small so they work perfectly for planners too.  I diecut some stitched circles and adhered them to my cardbase.  I colored these adorable fellas and colored them with copics.  I diecut them with the coordinating dies that will also be available on October 15th.  Then I stamped a few of the sentiments from the set.

Be sure to stop by on October 15th for our blog hop!  Meanwhile, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with this adorable stamp.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Greeting Farm - October Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of previews of The Greeting Farm October release!  Today I'm sharing the new Holiday Anya 6 stamp set!



I adore this sweet Anya!  Love, love, love her hair and she's just so sweet!  While she's perfect for Christmas cards,  she can really be used year-round.  I colored her with copics and added a few enamel dots.  The dp is some I've had in my stash forever.   
Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E50
Clothes - YG17, YG03, YG01, R59, R37, R24
Boots - C7, C5, C3
Mugs - R22, R20, R30, R00; E40

Please stop by tomorrow for our third 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 stamp.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Holiday Anya 6
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, enamel dots