Monday, May 20, 2019

Pets Make Life Sweeter

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card using stamps by My Favorite Things.

This adorable image is from the BB New Best Friend stamp set.  I followed the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #437 for my design.  I used distress inks in various colors and sponged circles on my card.  I colored the image with copics and diecut it.  I used a black glaze pen on the girl's and kitty's eyes and then I added polka dots to her dress and shoes using a white gel pen.  I adhered the image with foam tape.  I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and adhered it to my card with foam tape.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Dress and Shoes - RV66, RV55, RV63, BG09, BG05, BG01
Kitty - W3, W1, W0, R20

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenge:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 437 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps Challenge - Masking

** Scroll down for The Greeting Farm Blog Hop **

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

Our new challenge is "Masking". I used stamps from the Cart Full Of Treasures stamp set.  I stamped the images on my card and also stamped them onto masking paper.  I fussy-cut the masking paper and then applied the masks over the stamped images.  I used distress inks and stencils to sponge grass and clouds over the stamped images.  I removed the masks and colored the stamped images with my copics.  I used a black glaze pen on the koalas' eyes and I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to their noses.  I used a white gel pen to add highlights.   

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

The Greeting Farm - May Release & Blog Hop

It’s the 15th, and the MAY Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. We are so excited to introduce dies back to the store and the 2 sets, HI/HELLO and THANK YOU, are sure to be a great addition to your collection. Many customers have asked for more big Anyas so we had to bring her back cuter than ever in our clear set called MISS ANYA CROP. Our 3rd set introduces a new character called MINKIE, and captures her in her daily life activities. Finally, we have POOL PARTY, and features my perfect summer activity....on an inner tube in a pool or lazy river! 

I used Pool Party for my card.  I inked a piece of Bristol card with distress inks to create the water in the swimming pool.  I diecut a piece of cardstock and used a colored pencil to make concrete blocks to resemble pavers around a pool.  I colored the images with copics and diecut them using my Scan N Cut machine.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the sunglasses and the icy cold drinks.  I adhered the everything with foam tape.  It looks like these cuties are having a fabulous summer vacation! 


Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Boy Hair - E25, E55, E31, E50
Girl #1 Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Girl #2 Hair - E08, YR07, Y38, YR20
Tubes - B97, B95, B93; RV55, RV63, RV52; YG17, YG03, YG01
Boy Swim Trunks - R37, R17, R14
Girl #1 Swimsuit - BG05, BG01,B000
Girl #2 Swimsuit - RV55, RV63, RV52
Sunglasses - BG05, C5, C3, C1; RV55, C5, C3, C1
Drinks - B000; Y11
Phone - C3, C1
Concrete Pavers - Prismacolor Pencils PC1052 and Warm Gray 30%

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until MAY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). The winner wins this entire release!

**NOTE: Please use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you). Thank you!

TGF Design Team:

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 the18th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!
Hugs, Anita 

Whimsy Stamps May 2019 Paper Door Kit

Hello friends!  Whimsy Stamps is excited to introduce their newly redesigned Paper Door Kits!  The May 2019 Paper Door Kit - Adorable Otters 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

TEN sheets of 8x5 x 5.5 heavy weight neutral card stock - in black and white

SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Adorable Otters" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR

COMPLEMENTING "Adorable Otters" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4x6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR

SPECIAL EDITION "Build-a-Pond" Die Set and "Cozy Cabin" 4x3 clear stamp set introduced especially for PAPER DOOR

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

This is my third card using the new kit and I used the "Cozy Cabin" stamp.  If you'd like to check out the other cards I made using this set, click here and here.  This kit has so many adorable images and dies, and it's perfect for making cards for all occasions.

We've made PAPER DOOR an easy and affordable way for you to enjoy a monthly card 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 day.  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 fabulous day!

Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Greeting Farm - May Previews Day 4

Hello and welcome to the fourth and final day of The Greeting Farm previews of the May release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Pool Party stamp set!

This new stamp set is so perfect for making all your summer pool, beach, and vacation cards, planners, and layouts!  I sponged some Distress Inks onto Bristol card, flicked some water to create the lighter areas, and diecut a strip using a curvy diecut.  I colored the little Anyas and their inflatable pool toys with copics and diecut them using my Scan N Cut.  I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to their sunglasses for some shine.  I adhered the images with foam tape for dimension.   

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair #1 - E55, E42, E51, E50
Hair #2 - E44, E43, E42, #41
Swimsuit #1 - BG09, BG05, BG01
Swimsuit #2 - YR18, YR14, YR12
Sunglasses #1 - YG01, C5, C3, C1
Sunglasses #2 - Y18, C5, C3, C1
Flamingo - R85, R83, R81, RV10,
Unicorn - C3, C1; Rv66, RV63, RV52; BG09, BG05, BG01, YR18, YR14, YR12
Please stop back 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 sweet and adorable stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Hugs, Anita

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sending Hugs

Good evening friends!  I'm sharing a card I made using Honey Bee Stamps.

This adorable group of critter friends is from the Forest Friends stamp set.  This stamp set was gifted to me by my sweet friend Von Marie (vonmariedesign on IG).   I stamped the image on Neenah cardstock and then placed a mask over it.  I used a stencil to apply Distress Oxide Inks on the card front.  I removed the mask, colored the images with copics, and used a black glaze pen on the critter's eyes.  The sentiment is from the Warm Wishes stamp set. I diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a pink cardbase using foam tape.  I'm entering my card in the Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #28 on facebook - the challenge is Mother's Day. 

Copics used:
Bear - E33, E31, E30, E50; E01, E000; 100
Hedgehog - E42, E41, E40; R30, R00; E29, E25, E21
Bunny - W2, W1, W0; R30, R00
Bird - B95, B93, B91; Y18
Basket - E59, E57, E55

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Honey Bee Stamps Facebook Buzzworthy Challenge #28  -  Mother's Day
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  -  For A Special Lady

The Greeting Farm - May Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of The Greeting Farm previews of the May release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Minkie #1 stamp set!

This stamp set includes lots of adorable little Minkie characters and accessories!  I sponged some Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks onto Bristol card.  I colored the Minkie girls with copics and diecut them with my Scan N Cut machine.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the glasses, the cherry on the ice cream, and the chocolate chips in the cookie.  I used a white gel pen to add some polka dots to the coffee mug.  I adhered all the Minkies with foam tape.  I used the new Hi/Hello Die to cut the hello sentiment from black cardstock and adhered that to my card. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair #1 - C7, C5, C3
Hair #2 - E44, E43, E42, E41
Hair #3 - E47, E25, E23, E21
Clothes #1 - RV66,RV55, RV63
Clothes #2 - YG17, YG03, YG01
Clothes #3 - BG09, BG05, BG01
Ice Cream - E31, E30, E50; G43, G40; R46
Coffee Mug - YR18, YR14, YR12; E33
Cookie - E31, E30, E50, C7

Please stop back tomorrow for our fourth and final day of previews.  On Wednesday the 15th we'll be having a blog hop so be sure to join us for a chance to win the entire May release!  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.

Hugs, Anita