Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps - Monochromatic

Good morning!  We have a new challenge today over on the Create A Smile Stamps Blog.


Our new challenge is "Monochromatic".  I used the Tender Tulips stamp set for my card today.  I stamped my sentiment on Bristol card and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I sponged the card with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and spattered water from a paintbrush to create the lighter spots on the card.   I stamped the tulips and butterfly on watercolor paper and also heat-embossed those with white embossing powder.  I watercolored the images using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and fussy-cut the images.  I adhered the tulips and butterfly with foam tape for some dimension.  Lastly, I added a few sparkly bubble embellishments.

I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge.  The winner receives a gift card to the shop!  You can find all the challenge details on the Create A Smile Blog.  If you don't currently own any Create A Smile stamps, you can use a freebie from their blog! 

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

Hugs, Anita 

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm - March Release & Blog Hop


It’s the 15th, and the MARCH RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set is called LIVE, LOVE, EAT, and features the cutest little girls and kawaii FOOD. You can't get any better than that to create the most adorable planner pages and cards! Next, we have GO FOR IT ANYA. Talk about inspiring you to get up and get it! This gal is all about strength, determination, and reaching for those goals. Finally, we have GRADUATION. Imagine your recipient's joyful expression when he/she receives a card featuring these cuties.
 
 
I used the adorable Go For It Anya for my card today.  I used distress inks and a stencil to create the background and then diecut it using a stitched rectangle die.  I colored Anya with copics and diecut her using my Scan N Cut.  Lastly, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops.
 
To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until MARCH 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. The winner will receive all 3 stamp sets!

TGF Design Team:
 AMY
 ANITA  (You are here)

This is a short hop, and definitely worth playing along! Of course, if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps HERE.

We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders on Monday, March 18th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Greeting Farm - March Previews Day 3

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


Isn't he a cutie?  All the little graduates in this stamp set are adorable and of course there are perfect sentiments included too!  I love that Marie is releasing this set early enough that I'm not going to have to rush to get my graduation cards made.  I stamped the hat on red cardstock using VersaMark ink and then heat-embossed with white embossing powder.  I colored him with copics and diecut the image using my Scan N Cut.  A very clean and simple card that can easily be mass-produced if you need lots of graduation cards! 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our Blog Hop!  Meanwhile, be sure to visit The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of our team made with this adorable Graduation stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Whimsy Stamps March 2019 Paper Door Kit

Hello friends!  Whimsy Stamps is excited to introduce their newly redesigned Paper Door Kits!  The March 2019 Paper Door Kit - Hoppy Spring is available now in the Whimsy store!


Here are the details about the newly redesigned kit:


     - BRAND NEW kit debuting on the 10th of each month


     - Each kit is a $50+ retail value for only $29.95 plus shipping 

    - EXCLUSIVE 6x6 Whimsy Stamps designer paper pack collections, fun and creative designs on heavy weight paper with a beautiful sheen - 24 double sided sheets 

    - TWELVE sheets of 8.5x5.5 heavy weight neutral card stock - in black and white

     - SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Hoppy Spring" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR 

     - COMPLEMENTING "Hoppy Spring" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4 x 6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR

     - SPECIAL EDITION "Build-a-Garden" Die Set and "Mini Clouds Background" 4x3 rubber stamp introduced especially for PAPER DOOR

     - PRIVATE access to PDF files with step-by-step instructions for at least 4 different projects


This is my first card using the new kit.  I'll be sharing more throughout the month.  This kit has so many adorable images and dies, and it's perfect for making all your Easter and/or spring-themed cards!

We’ve made PAPER DOOR an easy and affordable way for you to enjoy a monthly card making kit:
     - NO minimums
     - NO subscriptions to commit to
     - NO wait lists to sweat out
     - NO multi-tier pricing
Each kit is a LIMITED EDITION and individual items may or may not be released at a later date. Supplies are limited so order yours today, and unlock your creativity with Whimsy Stamps PAPER DOOR kits!

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

Hugs, Anita

The Greeting Farm - March Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm previews of the March release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Go For It Anya stamp.



Don't you just love this sweet Anya?  I don't exercise nearly enough but maybe I would look more like Anya if I did lol!  She's the perfect image for your fitness-conscious friends!  I colored her with copics and used my Scan N Cut to diecut her.  I sponged distress ink on my card and spattered some water.  I adhered Anya with foam and added a few sequins.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E20
Hair - E43, E42, E41, E50
Clothes - BG09,BG05, BG01, B000, RV69,RV66, RV55
Weights - C5, C3, C1

Please stop by tomorrow for our third and final 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 Go For It Anya stamp!

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita
  

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Greeting Farm - March Previews Day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of The Greeting Farm previews of the March release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Live.Love.Eat stamp set.



This stamp set has so many adorable images that are perfect for either your planners or card-making.  I colored all the images with copics and then used my Scan N Cut to diecut them.  I sponged Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Distress Ink on my card and then flicked some water.  I adhered all the images with foam tape for dimension and then I added a few sequins for some sparkle.   

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 beautiful stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Monday, March 11, 2019

Eek! It's Your Birthday!

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using an adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things.



This adorable mouse is from My Favorite Thing's It's A Mice Time To Celebrate.  I colored this little cutie with copics and then diecut him.  I used a black glaze pen on the mouse's nose and I applied Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the ribbon on the package.  I diecut the scalloped circle using the Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stax Die-namic.  I inked the circle with distress ink and then added water for lighter areas.  I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and then heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  I followed MFT's Sketch 427.

Copics Used:
Mouse - W3, W1, W0, R20, E01, E00, E000
Ribbon - V17, V15, V01
Gift - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Hat - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000, YG17, YG03, YG01


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

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenge:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 427

Stamp:  My Favorite Things - It's A Mice Time to Celebrate
Paper:  Neenah; Bristol
Other:  Copics, distress ink, black glaze pen, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, silver cording, white embossing powder

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps - Stamp A Background

Good morning!  We have a new challenge today over on the Create A Smile Stamps Blog.


Our new challenge is "Stamp A Background".  I used the Doctor's Helpers stamp set for my card today.  This is one of my favorite CAS sets - the images are so cute and sure to cheer up anyone that may be feeling under the weather!  I stamped all the images onto Neenah cardstock and colored them with copics.  I used a black glaze pen on the fox's eyes and noses for some shine. 

Copics Used:
Foxes - E08,YR18, YR14, YR12; C3, C1; 100
Bandaids - E11, E02, E00, E000, R46
 

 
I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge.  The winner receives a gift card to the shop!  You can find all the challenge details on the Create A Smile Blog.  If you don't currently own any Create A Smile stamps, you can use a freebie from their blog! 

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

Hugs, Anita 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Wishing You A Hoppy Day

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


I used the cute bunnies from the Enjoy stamp set.  I know we've got a bit of time before the Easter Holiday but I thought I'd get an early start on my Easter cards this year!  I colored all the bunnies with copics and diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I used a white gel pen on the bunny's heart and added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to give it some shine.  To create the scene I stenciled clouds onto white cardstock, added the diecut grass, and then framed the scene with a teal cardstock frame.  I added a diecut sun and the sentiment strip to finish my card.     

Copics used:
Bunnies - W3, W1, W0, R30, E02, E00, E000
Carrot - YR18, YR14, YR12 and YG17, YG03, YG01
Heart - RV66, RV55, RV52
Bowties - BG05, BG01, B000 and YG17, YG03, YG01

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Monday, February 25, 2019

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 does 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 2019!


I used the Snow Buddies stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps.  There are several adorable snowmen in this set along with lots of other images, including the bunnies you see here.   I stamped the images on Neenah cardstock, colored them with copics, and then fussy cut them.  I used a black glaze pen on the bunny eyes and added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the snowman's nose.  For the base of my card, I sponged Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks onto Bristol card and flicked water with a paintbrush.  The sentiment I used is from the Holiday Greetings stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh  I added some clear sequins to give my card some sparkle.

Copics Used:
Snowman - BV20, BG70, R20
Nose - YR14, YR12, YR00
Earmuffs & Scarf - YG17, YG03,YG03, C5, C3, C1
Bunny - W3, W2, W0, R20, R11, R00
Bunny Shirt - B26, B24, B21
Bunny - E33, E31, E30
Bunny Scarf - BG09, BG05, BG01

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!
 
Anita Madden  (you are here) 
 
 
 
 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!

Hugs, Anita