Friday, November 16, 2018

Your Next Stamp - Challenge 102

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


This is a sketch challenge and I've included a photo of the sketch below.  I used the adorable Holiday Sparkle stamps.  I adore the bunnies in this set and couldn't pass up a chance to color them one more time!  I colored the images with copics and diecut them with the Holiday Sparkle Die Cuts.  I used a black glaze pen on their jacket buttons and applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to their noses.       


To enter the challenge you need to follow the sketch and link your card to the challenge post on the Your Next Stamp Blog.  Also be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to read all the challenge details and to see the fabulous projects by the rest of the DT!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Holiday Sparkle
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, black glaze pen, Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm - November Release & Blog Hop



 
It’s the 15th, and 3 new stamp sets for the NOVEMBER RELEASE are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, ANGELS REJOICE features some sweet, adorable angels who are sure to bring you happiness and delight. Next, we remind you to bloom where you are planted with the POTTED PLANTS set. Lastly, we have ALL OF US showcasing some cute animals perfect for those cards from a group.
 
 
 
 
I used the Angels Rejoice stamp set for my card today.  I colored the angels with copics and then used the coordinating dies to diecut the images.  I sponged Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink on Bristol card, spattered it with water droplets, and then dried them with a paper towel.  I added some puffy cloud borders and adhered the adorable little angels with foam tape.  I also added a few sparkly sequins. 
 
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!! You have until NOVEMBER 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:
 
 AMY
 
 ANITA (You are here)
 
CYNTHIA 
 
JESSIE 
 
MARTHA 
 
STEPHANIE 
 
 
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. 
 
Happy Hopping!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Greeting Farm - November Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to the final day of The Greeting Farm November previews.  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new All Of Us stamp set!



This set is full of the cutest little animals, I know you're going to love it!  It's the perfect set for so many different occasions.  I colored the animals with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I used a black glaze pennon their eyes and noses and then popped them up on foam tape in little frames. 

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 stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Greeting Farm - November Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of previews of The Greeting Farm November release!  Today I'm sharing the new Potted Plants stamp set!



All the plant images in this set are so much fun!  This set is perfect for any occasion because who doesn't love flowers and plants, right?  I stamped some of the images onto Neenah cardstock and colored them with my copics.  I diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the cardbase.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, diecut it, and matted it on cardstock.  Because these images are fairly small, this card came together in no time. 

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our third and final day of previews.  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with the Potted Plants stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Potted Plants
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics
 

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