Monday, January 26, 2015

SPDSS19 -You're A Hoot!

Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  We have a new sketch challenge over on the SugarPea Designs Blog so I hope you're ready to get inky!

I used the sweet little owl from the Classroom Cupids clear stamp set.  This fun set is from our 2015 January Product Release!  Take a peek at the photo below and you'll see all the fabulous images and sentiments that come in this set!  I stamped the owl with brown ink and then fussy cut him and popped him up on foam tape.  The little row of hearts that the owl is standing on was cut using the SugarCuts - Heart Border Die.  My papers are from the Bundle collection by Authentique.

The rules are simple:
   -   Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided
   -   SugarPea Design stamps are not required to play along or to win, but would be appreciated
   -   You may rotate/flip the sketch and replace shapes - so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable
   -   Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword SPDSS19 so that we can check out your beautiful work
   -   Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs Blog
   -   One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp the prize will increase to $15!!!

Make sure you stop by the SugarPea Designs Blog for links to the DT's amazing projects! 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!
Hugs, Anita
Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Classroom Cupids
Paper:  Authentique - Bundle; Neenah
Other:  SugarCuts - Heart Border Die; corner rounder

Sunday, January 25, 2015

SugarPea Designs - Special Delivery

Good morning all!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far.  I've been busy making some quick and easy cards and thought I'd pop on here and share one of them.

As you can see, a very CAS card that could be used as a Valentine card or a "just because" card.  The stamp is from the SugarPea Designs' new January release and it's called Special Delivery.  You can see in the photo below that there are lots of fabulous images and sentiments too!  Since there was no coloring involved, it took almost no time to create this card.  The little paper airplane was stamped and then cut using the SugarCuts - Special Delivery Accents die.  The sweet little heart border was cut with the SugarCuts - Heart Border die.  The paper is from the "We Go Together" collection by Pebbles.  When I saw this paper I just knew I had to use it with this stamp set!  Just a note:  I did use the 12x12 dp paper for this card.  I have the 6x6 pad but I liked the larger dp for this card because the airplanes are a little larger than on the smaller pad.

Be sure to stop by the SugarPea Designs Blog for lots of inspiration for this set and all the other fabulous stamp sets and dies.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Special Delivery
Paper:  Pebbles - We Go Together; Neenah
Other:  SugarCuts - Special Delivery Accents and Heart Border Dies 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

7KCF & Stamping Bella

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Mo Manning card I made for the 7KCF Blog.

I used this sweet Girly Girl Candy from Stamping Bella.  I love Mo's images!  I colored this adorable girl with copics and colored pencils.  The papers are from the Crush collection by Authentique.  I cut the sentiment with the MFT stitched circle die and the little heart banner is a die from Penny Black.
Product from the 7KCF Store:

Girly Girl Candy by Mo Manning

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have an amazing weekend!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge 123  -  Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge 34  -  Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge 90 -  Anything Goes

Hugs, Anita

Friday, January 23, 2015

TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Get Wordy

( ** Please scroll down for my Your Next Stamp post ** )

Happy Friday friends!  I hope you've had an amazing week.  Are you ready for a fun challenge?  Well, today we have a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge up on the TGF Blog and the theme is "Get Wordy", so we want to see you use a sentiment on your card.  

I used this gorgeous Day Off Anya for my card.  I colored her with copics and then fussy cut her.  My papers are from Doodlebug Designs.  

Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today for our latest FFF.  I hope you find some time to play along in our challenge.  The random winner receives a $25 Gift Certificate to the TGF Store!!!   

There are only a few simple rules to play along in the challenge:

- You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image
- Entries must be uploaded to the TGF Blog no later than January 29, at noon CST
- The fabulous prize:  A $25 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fun weekend ... and be sure to enter our challenge!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  TGF - Day Off Anya; Sentiment (SPD - Foxy Friend)
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Nestabilities, MFT Stitched Circle, SugarPea Designs - SugarCuts Heart Journal Card and Heart Border

Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday Challenge

Good morning and happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the new Sketch and Color Challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.

I used these super-cute test tubes from the Perfect Chemistry clear stamp set.  This stamp set has so many fabulous images and sentiments.  I colored the tubes with copics and then used the Stitched Line Die to add the faux stitching above and below my images.  And of course that perfect sentiment is also included in this set.  This fun stamp set isn't just for Valentines - it can be used for all kinds of different cards! 


To enter the challenge you need to follow the sketch and/or the inspiration photo.  Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog to read the challenge details and to see the beautiful projects by the rest of the DT! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Craft Your Passion 245  -  Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe Challenge 100  -  Stitching
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 211  -  Anything Goes

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Perfect Chemistry
Paper:  Pebbles - We Go Together; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Line Die

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Your Next Stamp - January Feature Day

Good morning everyone!  Today is Feature Day over on the Your Next Stamp Blog, which means that the team is sharing some new samples featuring the YNS stamps and dies. 

I used the adorable Love and Smiles clear stamp set and the coordinating dies.  I love this set!  There are several sweet animals and tons of sentiments included in this set.  I colored the image with copics and then cut it out using the die.  The pink "hill" was cut using the Spring/Summer Scene Die Set.  I added some twine and a button to finish my CAS card.  I followed the sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog to see what the rest of the DT is sharing today.

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

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in this challenge:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 357  - Colorful
Fab n Funky Challenge 243  -  Button It
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 135  -  The Letter B (balloons, bow, button)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 211  -  Anything Goes
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 252

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Love and Smiles
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sweetheart; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Spring/Summer Scene Die set, button, twine


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SugarPea Designs' Birthday Bash Blog Hop

SugarPea Designs is so excited to be celebrating our 1st Birthday -- and what an amazing year it has been!!!  We are celebrating this momentous occasion with a Blog Hop featuring the amazing SugarPea design team and some very talented Special Guests!
I chose one of my favorite SugarPea Designs stamps to make a birthday card.  This sweet moose, trees, and perfect sentiment are all from the Merry Christmoose clear stamp set.  I colored the images with my copics and added some shading with colored pencils.  I thought a shaker card would be perfect for our birthday celebration!  
Now you can't have a Birthday Bash without prizes and there are lots of prizes to be won along the way!  A few of our blog hop participants will be giving away a SugarPea Designs stamp set so please leave some love on your travels.  In addition to this, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments and that winner will receive a:
But that's not all ... we also want YOU to be a part of the party by sharing a card with us! 
Once you have completed the hop, we'd love it if you would keep the celebration going by creating a Birthday card or project and linking it up to the SugarPea Designs Blog ... for a chance to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate!!!
The Blog Hop and LinkUp ends at midnight EST on January 28th, with the winners being announced and posted on February 1st. 
But that's not all ... Wendy is offering a coupon code!  Enter BDAY01 at checkout to receive 10% off all orders (valid until January 24th). 
Now, take a look at this list of insanely talented designers ... how lucky are we?!?! 
SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan
Anita Madden
Jenny Peterson
Kim O'Connell
Mary Johnson
Wendy Bond
Tracy Valure
Simonne Clay
Stacey Schafer
Wendy McGaffey
Vera Yates
Kerri Michaud
Lisa Lara
Cathy Preissing
Shanna Shands
Cibele Glazer

Our Special Guests

Tracy MacDonald
Danielle Lounds
Tara Godfrey
Veronica Zalis
Angel Rivera
Jen Shults
Isha Gupta
Amy Tsuruta
Dina Kowal
Chaitali Narla
Brianna Loeffelbein
Lisa Henke
Piali Biswas
Enjoy the hop and good luck!
Hugs, Anita

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hoppy Valentine's Day!

Good morning friends.  I hope you're having a fun weekend!  Our temperatures are finally starting to get a little warmer and we had sunshine yesterday ... it was such a nice change from the crazy cold weather we've been having lately.  Today I'm posting a quick and easy Valentine's Day card.

This sweet little bunny is from the Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles clear stamp set.  There are lots of cute critters and also sentiments included in this set!  I colored the bunny with my copics and then used the coordinating Love and Smiles Die Set to cut out the bunny.  I stamped the sentiment on the banner from the Whatknot Seasons Die Set.  I followed the sketch from The Challenge #22.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in this challenge:
The Challenge #22  - Sketch

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Love and Smiles
Paper:  Authentique - Crush; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Love and Smiles Die, Whatknot Seasons Die, doily