Thursday, January 17, 2019

Snowmen Make Winter Bright

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using an adorable stamp set from C.C. Designs.



This cute snow couple is from the Build A Snowman stamp set.  I started my card by sponging distress ink onto the card.  I diecut a snowdrift and sponged a little ink onto the top of the drift also.  I diecut a scalloped rectangle frame and adhered the frame and the snowdrift using foam tape.  I colored the snow people and their outfits with copics and then I fussy cut them.  I used a black glaze pen on the snow peep's eyes and I added the polka-dots using a white gel pen.  I adhered the snow couple and snowflakes using foam tape for dimension.  I'm entering my card in the C.C. Designs January Challenge.  Their challenge this month is to create a card using pink, red, and black. 

Copics Used:
Snow Couple - BV20, BG70
Noses - YR07, YR04, YR02
Branches/Arms - E31
His Hat - C7, C5, C3; R59, R37, R14; R85, R83, R81
Scarf - R59, R37, R14
Her Hat - C3, C1, Colorless Blender; R85, R83, R81
Dress - R85, R83, R81; R59, R37, R14

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

Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm - January Release & Blog Hop

 
 
It’s the 15th, and the 3 new stamp sets for the JANUARY RELEASE are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, WITH LOVE features some sweet, adorable girls with flowers to create a wonderful floral scene. The next set called UNICORN PLANS has various unicorns perfect for all your projects, especially those planners. And lastly, we have DECORA ANYA who reminds all of us to embrace our fun, colorful, sparkly side.  
 
 
I used flowers from the With Love stamp set for my card today.  I stamped the flowers on kraft cardstock and colored them with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  The sentiment and heart are also part of the same stamp set.  To finish my card I spattered white acrylic paint that I thinned with a little water. 
 
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets! You have until JANUARY 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)


JESSIE 

MARTHA 


 
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 by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Greeting Farm - January Previews Day 3

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


Isn't this Decora Anya absolutely adorable?  She was inspired by the Japanese Harajuku Decora fashion style (google that and you'll see all kinds of cute girls dressed in this fashion).  I colored Anya with copics, used a white glaze pen to add polka dots to her blouse and bow, and fussy cut her.  I applied distress oxide inks to some Bristol card for the base and then flicked water.  I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and adhered everything with foam tape. 

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 Decora Anya!


Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Whimsy Stamps January 2019 Paper Door Kit

Hello friends!  Whimsy Stamps is excited to introduce their newly redesigned Paper Door Kits!  The January 2019 Paper Door Kit - Penguin Farts 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 plus two sheets of gloss-coated white card stock also 8.5 x 5.5
  • SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Penguin Farts" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR
  • COMPLEMENTING "Penguin Farts" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4 x 6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR
  • SPECIAL EDITION large word dies "Smile" and "Special" 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.  Isn't this penguin adorable?  Love her little hair bow!  I don't know about you but I think maybe this chubby gal has had one too many ice cream cones lol. 


    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 kit!

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

    Hugs, Anita
            

    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Guess Who Thinks You're Special?

    Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


    Simon's challenge this week is to make a card and a matching envelope.  I seldom decorate my envelopes so I thought this would be a fun challenge!  I stamped one of the sweet owls from the My Favorite Things Warm and Feathered Hugs set, colored it with copics, and then diecut it using the coordinating dies.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the owl's beak.  My papers are from Echo Park's Celebrate Winter 6x6 pad - I love the colors and patterns in this pad!  I added a diecut snowflake with a tiny pearl in the center and adhered the owl, snowflake, and sentiment strip with foam tape. 

    Copics Used:
    Owl - E33, E31, E30, E50 and E42, E41, E40
    Beak/Claws - YR18, YR14, YR12
    Scarf - BG18, BG57, BG53, BG11 and R59, R37, R14






     
    I used the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 die-namic to cut a strip of snowflake paper.  I adhered the snowflake paper to a strip of red cardstock, and then adhered the strip along the bottom edge of my envelope.  Lastly, I stamped a few snowflakes using stamps from the same stamp set.

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

    Hugs, Anita

    Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Warm and Feathered Hugs
    Paper:  Neenah; Echo Park - Celebrate Winter
    Other:  Copics, snowflake die, pearl, Nuvo Crystal Drops  

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    The Greeting Farm - January Previews Day 2

    Hello and welcome to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm previews of the January release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Unicorn Plans stamp set.


    These cute unicorns are perfect for either cards or your planners!  I colored all the unicorns with copics and diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I used distress inks to stencil some clouds in pastel colors, and then diecut some clouds from white cardstock.  I adhered everything with foam tape and then added some clear sequins for a bit of sparkle!

    Please stop Monday 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 stamp set.

    Thanks for stopping by. 


    Hugs, Anita
      

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    The Greeting Farm - January Previews Day 1

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


    The flowers and little pixies in this set are so pretty!  There are several sentiments included in the set that make it perfect for all kinds of different occasions!  I colored the everything with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I used copics to color the grass and I used distress ink to stencil the clouds.  I added some white highlights with a gel pen and adhered everything with foam tape.  

    Copics Used:
    Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
    Hair - E55, E53, E51; E27, E25, E21
    Green - YG17, YG03, YG01
    Blue - B26, B24, B21, B00
    Red - R59, R37, R17
    Pink - R85, R83, R81
    Purple - V17, V15, V12, V000
    Yellow - Y38, Y18, Y15, Y11
    Orange - YR18, YR14, YR12

    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


    Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - With Love
    Paper:  Neenah
    Other:  Copics, white gel pen, cloud stencil

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Create A Smile - Use Kraft

    Good morning!  I'm so excited to announce that I am a member of the Create A Smile Stamps Challenge DT! 




    This is my first challenge as a DT member and the challenge is to use kraft.  I decided to use the adorable snowmen from the Easy Breezy stamp set.  I colored all the snowmen with copics and then cut them out using a Scan N Cut.  I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and a white gel pen to make the polka-dots.  I stenciled snowdrifts using white ink and then added just a touch of Peacock Feather distress ink to the tops of the drifts.  I used white acrylic paint to add some snow in the background.  I diecut a scalloped frame and the sentiment tag from red cardstock. I adhered the frame and all the snowmen using foam tape.

    Copics Used:
    Snowmen - BV20, BG70, R30
    Noses - YR07, YR04, YR02
    Ski - C5, C3, C1
    Hats/Scarf:  V17, V15, V12; BG78, BG75, BG72; YG17, YG03, YG01; R59, R37, R17; BG09, BG05, BG01, B000; B97, B95, B93, B91


    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