Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TGF Farm Fresh July Challenge - Red, White & Blue!

Happy July friends!  We've got a new monthly challenge over on the TGF Blog today and the theme is "red, white and blue".  A perfect theme for those July 4th cards, right?

I used this sweet little Dressy Ebony - digi to make a celebration card!  I love this image!  She's so cute and I love her haircut ;-)  I colored her with my copics and then used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the flower in her hair.  I added some diecut stars with sequins to finish my card.  Very clean and simple and she's so easy to color too!

Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today.  You can check out the challenge details while you're over on the blog, too! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Dressy Ebony digi; Your Next Stamp - sentiment
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Patriotic Picnic; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, MFT Fishtail Flag Layers Die, Paper Smooches star die, sequins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Boom!

Hello stamping friends!  I have another 4th of July celebration card to share with you today. 

This cute image is from the Boom! clear stamp set.  There are three different dynamite images and several funny sentiments included in the set.  I colored the dynamite with copics and then cut it out using the coordinating Boom! Die Set.  My papers are from the Patriotic Picnic 6x6 pad from Doodlebug Design.  If you want to see some of the other cards I've made using this set you can look herehere, and here.  As you can see, I've gotten lots of use out of this adorable stamp set.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room #205  -  Any Holiday
Marker Pop Challenge #71  -  4th of July

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp - Boom!
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Patriotic Picnic; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Your Next Stamp Boom! Die Set, Paper Smooches star die 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

It's A Good Day

Happy Saturday!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend ... and I hope you're having some amazing weather.  Once again, we've got rain, cloudy skies, and cooler than normal temps ... yuck!  Summer, where are you LOL?

Well, this cute bunny and her yummy cupcakes helped brighten up my soggy day ;-)  I've had this Carnival Cupcakes stamp set from Mama Elephant for  awhile now and finally got to play with it.  I also have some (new to me) Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and that's what I used to color this stamp.  I've heard both good and not-so-good comments about these pens but I have to say I really like them ... a lot!  I love the bright colors of these pens and I think they're so easy to use.  Of course, having this adorable image to color makes it fun too.  The sentiment is from the Up And Away stamp set.  If you want more details on the products I used on my card, check out the small print at the bottom of my post.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Mama Elephant - Carnival Cupcakes and Up And Away (sentiment)
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; watercolor paper
Other:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, sequins 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday Sketch and Color Challenge #17

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you've had an amazing week!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for our latest Fun Friday Sketch and Color Challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.

Isn't this butterfly fun?   It's from the new Quirky Animals Set Five clear stamp set.  If you look at the photo of the stamp set below, you'll see there are two adorable butterfly images and lots of great sentiments!  I colored the butterfly with my Zig Clear Color Real Brushes and a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.  These Zig brushes are new to me and I've really been having fun with them.  I cut the butterfly using the coordinating Quirky Animals Set Five Dies and then applied some Glossy Accents to the sunglasses.   I used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set and the Stitched Square Die Set to cut the white cardstock.  I used the Chunky Grass Die to cut the grass and then stamped the sentiment on the grass.  I used some Neon Sunrise and Mermaid Fun gumdrops to finish my card.  


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! 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp - Quirky Animals Set Five
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sunkissed; Neenah
Other:  Zig Clean Color Real Brushes, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, YNS Quirky Animals Set Five Die, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, YNS Stitched Square Die, YNS Chunky Grass Die, YNS gumdrops

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Greeting Farm - Happy Summer!

Good morning!  I hope you're having a great week and remember ... only one more day till the weekend ... yay!!!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Greeting Farm Blog.

I used this sweet Addy digi and colored her with copics.  She's perfect for a cheerful summer card, right?  We really haven't been having much in the way of "summer weather" where I live but this little cutie reminds me that I will eventually have some hot summer days (I hope)! 

There are lots of other adorable Anyas and her friends over in the Greeting Farm shop.  You can find the stamps here and the digis here.  And don't forget about our latest Farm Fresh Challenge.  You have until June 30th to enter and the lucky winner receives a $50 gift certificate to the TGF Store.  You can find all the challenge details here

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Addy (digi); SugarPea Designs - sentiment; Your Next Stamp - Fun Faces (sun)
Paper:  Echo Park - I Love Sunshine; Neenah

Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, SPD SugarCuts Gift Tag Die, MFT Sun Die, sequins

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SugarPea Designs and StampNation

SugarPea Designs is very excited today to be joining forces with StampNation and sponsoring their newest challenge…how fun is that?!?!

What is StampNation? Click HERE to find out more!

Here's a little peek at my card.  You'll have to hop on over to the StampNation Blog to see the full challenge details and for loads of inspiration using SugarPea Designs clear stamps and dies.  Play along with StampNation's challenge and you could WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to SugarPea Designs. 
And Catherine has generously provided us with a prize of a 1 Month Subscription to StampNation to give away to THREE lucky SugarPeeps! To win, simply comment on the SugarPea Designers blogs listed below.

Anita Madden  (you're here)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  SugarPea Designs - Teddybear Picnic
Paper:  Crate Paper; Neenah
Other:  Copics, SPD SugarCuts - Gift Tag Die (for the sentiment banner)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Paper Smooches - Sugar Rush

Good morning stamping friends!  I hope you're having a great week so far.  I have a CAS card featuring a sweet image from Paper Smooches.

Doesn't this image just scream summer?  This is just one of many images included in the Sugar Rush clear stamp set.  I love Paper Smooches stamps for making quick and easy cards.  There wasn't much coloring required but I did use my copics for coloring and then I used the coordinating new Sugar Rush Icons Dies to cut out the drink.  I also added a little bit of Glamour Dust to the orange drink to make it look frosty ... doesn't really show up in the photo but looks great on the card.  The fun papers are from Doodlebug Design.  I'm entering this card in the Paper Smooches June Anything Goes (Week 3) Challenge.   
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Paper Smooches - Sugar Rush
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Sunkissed; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Glamour Dust, Paper Smooches Sugar Rush Icons Dies, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, MFT Stitched Circle Stax Dies, MFT Fishtail Flags Layers Stax, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles - Summer Glitter Assortment

Monday, June 22, 2015

SugarPea Designs CCC#2 and The Challenge #40

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

Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for two challenges!  One of the challenges is the SugarPea Designs Creative Color Challenge #2 and the other is a nautical theme challenge over at The Challenge.

I used the sweet girl from the SeaSide Wishes clear stamp set from SugarPea Designs.  It's been awhile since I've inked up this little cutie and I thought she would be great on a card for both of these challenges!  I colored the image with copics and used the banner from the  SugarCuts - Gift Tag Die to stamp my sentiment.  I used the small sunglasses from the SugarCuts - Brainy Bookmarks Die for the sun.  And since our theme this week at The Challenge is nautical, I think the seaside girl and the dp are perfect.


I hope you find some time to get inky and play along with us in both challenges!  You can find the links to the DT's fabulous projects over on the SugarPea Designs Blog and at The Challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous week.

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  SugarPea Designs - Seaside Wishes
Paper:  Carta Bella - Ahoy There; Neenah
Other:  Copics, SPD SugarCuts - Gift Tag Die, SPD SugarCuts - Brainy Bookmarks Die