Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Stringing Popcorn

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a digi stamp from Paper Nest Dolls.

This sweet image is Stringing Popcorn.  I colored her with copics and then used a stitched rectangle to diecut her.  The sentiment is a stamp by Taylored Expressions that I've had forever.  I added a few diecut snowflakes with pearls and added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the jinglebell and the cranberries.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Green - YG17, YG03, YG01
Red - R59, R37, R14
White - C3, C1
Needle - C3
Popcorn - Y21, Y00
Jinglebell - Y28, Y26, Y21

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Monday, December 10, 2018


Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps.

I adore snowmen!  First of all, they're so stinkin' cute.  Secondly, they're usually pretty easy to color.  As soon as I saw the Easy Breezy clear stamps from Create A Smile's latest release I knew I had to order them!  I colored this little trio of snowmen and then used my Scan N Cut to cut them out.  I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and buttons and I used a white gel pen to add polka-dots and stripes to their hats.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to their carrot noses.  I sponged distress inks onto my card base and flicked some water from a paintbrush to create some lighter spots.  The PEACE letters are from a My Favorite Things Die-namic.  I cut the letters twice and glued them together for some dimension.  I adhered the snowmen trio on top of the letters and added a few sparkly clear sequins. 

Snowmen - BV20, BG70, R30, R00; YR18, YR14, YR12
Hats - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000; R59, R24, R05; YG17, YG03, YG01

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have an amazing week!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Create A Smile Stamps - Easy Breezy
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, black glaze pen, white gel pen, Nuvo Crystal Glaze, sequins

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Merry & Bright

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a shaker card I made using a stamp set from Love Cynthia.

These cute images are from the Happy Holidays stamp set by Love Cynthia.  I don't see this set in her shop so it's either discontinued or out of stock, I'm not sure which.  But there are tons of other adorable sets in her shop (and some digis too) so be sure to stop by and check them out.  I colored the reindeer girl and little penguin with copics and then fussy-cut them.  I diecut a window frame and inked behind the frame with distress oxide inks.  I added some acetate and sequins to create a shaker card.  Since these images are fairly small, it didn't take long to color them and create this card. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Reindeer Costume - E33, E31, E30, E50; E42, E41, E40; E27, E25, E23, R02, R00; R46
Penguin - C7, C5, C3, Y19
Hat - R59, R37, R24, C3

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

Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Your Next Stamp - 12 Days Of Christmas

Good morning everyone!  The Your Next Stamp design team and their guests are sharing inspiration to help you prepare for the holidays.  Today is my turn to share a fun project with you!

I love making Christmas tags so that's the project I'm sharing today.  I used the Cool Tag Three Die Set to cut three sets of tags from white cardstock.  I also cut a piece of pattern paper and a piece of acetate for each tag.  I adhered the pattern paper to the tag and then used some tiny sentiments from the Holiday Mice stamp set.  I adhered the acetate to the back side of the front piece of the tag using liquid adhesive.  Next I added foam tape all around the outer edge of the tag, added my sparkly sequins, then adhered the front and back pieces of the tag together.  I stamped three bunnies from the Frosty Friends stamp set, colored them with copics, and diecut them using the Frosty Friends die set.  I used a black glaze pen on the bunny eyes, and added polka dots to their hats with my white gel pen.  I adhered the bunnies to the tags and then finished the tags by adding some ribbon, twine, and a bell.

Copics Used:
Bunnies - E31, E30, E50, R20
Pink - R32, R30, R00
Green - YG63, G43, G40
Aqua - BG57, BG53, BG11

I hope I've inspired you to make some Christmas tags this year!  Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog to check out all the inspiration their team is sharing.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs, Anita 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Polka Dot Orchard - Friendship & Hot Chocolate

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for Polka Dot Orchard.

This fabulous sentiment and little mug are from the Winter Bear Digi Set.  There are lots of adorable images included in this set so be sure to check it out!  I printed the sentiment and mug onto some Neenah cardstock and diecut the sentiment using a stitched rectangle die.  I fussy cut the little mug, colored it with copics and applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the heart on the mug.  I diecut a frame from white cardstock and adhered acetate to the back of the frame.  Both the sentiment and mug are actually adhered on top of the acetate.  I applied foam tape behind the white frame and added lots of sequins to make a fun shaker card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita 

Stamp:  Polka Dot Orchard - Winter Bear Digi Set
Paper:  Neenah, red cardstock
Other:  Copics, acetate, sequins, Nuvo Crystal Glaze, white gel pen  

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Fill The Season With Warm Memories

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

I've had this little cutie colored for awhile now and I finally found time to make a card with her.  These adorable images are from the BB Fall Friends stamp set.  I colored them with copics and then cut them out using my Scan N Cut.  I used a black glaze pen on the girl's and squirrel's eyes.  I sponged some distress inks on my cardbase and added a strip of fall paper along the bottom of my card.  I adhered the images with foam tape.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - 100, C7, C5, C3
Coat - E09, YR18, YR14, YR12, YR00
Scarf & Skirt - C5, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
Hat & Boots - E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Log - E59, E57, E55, E53
Squirrel - E33, E31, E30, E50, R12

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita