Tuesday, April 30, 2019

You Make My Heart Soar

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

I used French Girl Celine - isn't she adorable?  I colored her with copics and cut her out using my Scan N Cut machine.  I used dp from the sweet Doodlebug Designs French Kiss 6x6 paper pad.  The sentiment was cut from a sheet of the dp.  I wrapped some twine and added a tiny heart tag.  I adhered French girl Celine with foam tape and then added a few enamel dots.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Paper Nest Dolls - French Girl Celine
Paper:  Neenah; Doodlebug Designs - French Kiss
Other:  Copics, stitched rectangle die, twine, tag die, enamel dots 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Sending Hugs

Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using Honey Bee Stamps.

I used the Pinky (Paper Piecing) Honey Cuts die to make this adorable piggy!  I diecut the pig from light pink and black cardstock.  I applied Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink around the edges of the pig and I used a white gel pen to add some highlights.  The little bees are from the Bee Hive stamp set.  I colored the bees with copics, fussy cut them, then applied Glamour Dust to their wings to add some sparkle and shine.  I sponged Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks onto a piece of Bristol and spattered some water.  The sentiment is from the Warm Wishes stamp set. I adhered the images with foam tape and added a few star sequins.  I'm entering my card in the Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #27 on facebook - the challenge is Pretty In Pink. 

Copics Used:
Bees - E18, E15, E11, 100
Wings - B000

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Honey Bee Stamps Facebook Buzzworthy Challenge #27  -  Pretty In Pink
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  -  Anything Goes

Thursday, April 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 Merry Kisses stamp set by Neat & Tangled.  I stamped the images on Neenah cardstock, colored them with copics, and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I used a black glaze pen on the fox's noses and the bird's eye and then added some highlights using a white gel pen.  I sponged Mowed Lawn Distress Ink onto a diecut oval and then matted that on red cardstock.  The Christmas plaid dp is from Authentique.  I adhered all the images and the sentiment with foam tape for dimension.

Copics Used:
Foxes - E08, E15, E13, E11, YR23; C3, C1; E00
Mistletoe - E33; YG17, YG03, YG01; R37, R17
Scarf - YG17, YG03, YG01; C3, C1
Bird - E33, E31, E30, E50; R14, R12, R11; Y19

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!

Kelly Lunceford  (off this month) 
Anita Madden  (you are here)  

 Broni Holcombe  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!

Hugs, Anita

Friday, April 19, 2019

Waving Hello

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

These sweet images are from the Make A Splash stamp set.  I colored the water and sandy bottom with copics.  I stamped the images with Memento ink, colored them with copics, and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I adhered the images with foam tape for dimension.  I added some water bubbles with Nuvo Crystal Glaze.  

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Boy Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Girl Hair - E43, E42, E41
Fish - YR18, YR14, YR12
Seaweed - YG17, YG03, YG-1
Rocks - C5, C3, C1
Seahorse - R05, R02, R01

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

Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps - Circles

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

Our new challenge is "Circles". I haven't made a circular card in ages and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge! I used the Bear Mail stamp set.  I love this cute bear on the bicycle and the wheels also work for the circles challenge.  I diecut a large circle card and sponged distress ink on the front to create the grass and sky.  Next, I diecut a circle frame and adhered it to the front of the card.  I colored the image with copics and used my Scan N Cut to diecut the image.  I stamped the sentiment onto the card and then adhered the bear with foam tape. 

Copics Used:
Bear - E33, E31, E30, E50; E02, E00, E000
Bicycle - C3, C1; R85, R83, R81, RV10
Bag - BG05, BG01, B000
Mail - BG10; 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, April 15, 2019

Whimsy Stamps April 2019 Paper Door Kit

Hello friends!  The April 2019 Paper Door Kit - Pig Puns is almost sold out so if you've been wanting this kit you need to grab it quickly!  

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

SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Pig Puns" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR

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

SPECIAL EDITION "Puddles Stencil" and "Oink" 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.  If you'd like to see the other cards I made using this kit just click here and here.    

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

The Greeting Farm - April Release & Blog Hop

It’s the 15th, and the APRIL RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, FEELS 3, piggy backs onto our previous Feels sets, and features more adorable little girls full of all sorts of different emotions. Our next set, HAPPY TRAVELS has us all dreaming of a tropical vacation get-away with beautiful, sandy beaches and fancy drinks. Our last set called TINY PLANS SM is full of the cutest little girls ready to capture different aspects of life!  
I used the Feels 3 for my card.  I inked a piece of Bristol card with distress oxide inks for my background.  I found a piece of brightly colored dp in my stash and diecut a dome shape and then adhered it to the Bristol.  I adhered the sweet girls with foam tape and added a diecut sun to finish my card.  Looks like these cuties are catching up on all the latest news :)   
To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until APRIL 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:
 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. 
Hugs, Anita