Monday, April 20, 2015

The Challenge #31

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  We have a new challenge that's starting today over at The Challenge.  We have an inspiration challenge this week and here's our inspiration photo:

Beautiful inspiration, right?  I decided to have some fun with my card and used these cute little puppies.

I used the adorable Hot Diggity Dog clear stamp set from SugarPea Designs.  This set has so many cute images and perfect sentiments!  I colored the puppies with copics.  I also used the SugarCuts - Heart Journal Card and the SugarCuts - Notched Heart Journal Card dies.  Both of these dies are available at SugarPea Designs

I hope you find some time this week to enter The Challenge #31.  We love seeing your gorgeous work!  Be sure to stop by The Challenge to see the fabulous work by the rest of the DT! 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!
Hugs, Anita
Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Hot Diggity Dog
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, SPD SugarCuts - Notched Heart Journal Card Die, SPD SugarCuts - Heart Journal Card Set Die

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Your Next Stamp - April DT Dare

Good morning and welcome to the Your Next Stamp April DT Dare!  This month our dare is to follow a feminine theme showcasing our latest release.  Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see everyone's projects.

I used the new Word Critters Collection - Spring Birds clear stamp set and the coordinating die set.  I love this new set!  I think these sweet birds are just so adorable.  Of course the birdcage and little rose are also included in this set.  I used the new Stitched Rectangle Die Set to cut my dp.  These dies are the perfect size so I know I'll be using them on lots of my cards!  For the circle matting I used the Stitching Marks Die Set - Circles and the Circles Die Set.  
Copics used:
Birdcage & Rose - R85, R83, R81, C3
Bird - Y3, Y15, Y02, Y00, Y000
Branch & Leaves - E35, E33, E31, YG23, YG01, YG00

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog for more inspiration ... and Karen gives away a stamp set to one lucky person that leaves a comment!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Anita
Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Word Critters Collection - Spring Birds
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Word Critters Collection Spring Birds Die Set, YNS Circles Die Set, YNS Stitching Marks Die Set Circles, YNS Stitched Rectangles 

Friday, April 17, 2015

TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Pick 3!

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

Happy Friday to everyone!  Are you ready for a fun new challenge?  Today we have a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge on the TGF Blog and the theme is "Pick 3" ... that is, pick 3 or more different embellishments.  Easy peasy, right?

I used this sweet little Dressy Ebony - digi on my card today.  Isn't she a cutie pie?  I colored her with copics and then fussy cut her.  I'm counting my embellies as the doily, ribbon, charm, and a few enamel dots. 

Copics used:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E35, E33, YR23, Y21
Pink - R85, R83, R81, V000
Green - YG23, YG03, YG01
Yellow - Y38, Y18, Y02, Y00
Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today for our "Pick 3" challenge.  I hope you find some time to get inky and 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 April 23, at noon CST
- The fabulous prize:  A $25 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!  (If you're the lucky random winner you'll have 2 weeks to claim your prize)
Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Dressy Ebony digi; Your Next Stamp - sentiment
Paper:  BoBunny; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangles Dies, doily, ribbon, charm, enamel dots, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday Sketch and Color Challenge #12

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for our Fun Friday Sketch and Color Challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.

I used the fun Sweet and Cool clear stamp set and the coordinating Sweet and Cool Die Set.  I colored this little yummy with copics and then used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to make it look frosty.  I used the Stitched Line Die along the sides of the dp.  I used the Stitching Marks Die Set - Circles and Circles Die Set to make a mat for the popsicle.  To finish my card, I sprinkled on a few Glittered Gumdrops

Copies used:
E43, E42, E40
YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00

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.  Please stop by later today as I have another card I'll be sharing.
Hugs, Anita 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Your Next Stamp - April Release & Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  I'm so happy you stopped by for the Your Next Stamp April release blog hop!

We have a great lineup for you this month.  We've got fabulous stamp sets and amazing dies that will be perfect for so many occasions!  The entire release is available now in the YNS Store.

Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for inspiration using the new products!  Also remember to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win a $20.00 YNS Gift Certificate!  Karen will post the random winner on the YNS Blog on April 18th!

For my first card I used this adorable image called Bunny on the River.  That little bunny and his friend are so cute, sailing along in the water!  I colored the image with copics and then used the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut out the image.  I used the Scallop Edge Die to make the waves at the bottom of my card and added a few Glittered Gumdrops.  

My second card features the fun and sweet Word Critters Collection - Spring Birds clear stamp set.  There are so many cute images in this set that the possibilities are endless!  I colored the birdies with copics and cut them out with the coordinating Word Critters Collection - Spring Birds die set.  Then I used the Fun with Squares die set to create a "window" for the birdies.  I love this set and can't wait to use it again!

Karen is offering 20% off your entire purchase from April 15th through April 20th.  Be sure to stop back by the YNS Blog on April 18th for even more inspiration with the new April release stamps and dies! 


Thank you so much for hopping with us today!  Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop.  The hop ends April 17th at midnight (EST).

Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Your Next Stamp - April Release Sneak Peek

Good morning!  The Your Next Stamp April release is tomorrow but until then we have some fabulous sneak peeks to share with you today!  We have lots of amazing products this month and I know you're going to love our new release!

These adorable images are from the Waddles - Happy Brr-thday! clear stamp set.  These penguins are so cute and look like they're having so much brr-thday fun, right?  I colored them with copics and cut them out using the coordinating die set.  There are so many fabulous sentiments that are included with this set too!  Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see what the rest of the amazing DT has created for today.

Copics used:
Penguins - C5, C3, C1, Y38, Y18, Y15
Igloo - C3
Pink - RV55, RV63, RV52
Green - YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01
Blue - BG05, BG01, B000


Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our blog hop and a full reveal of the April release!  You'll want to hop along with us for a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop!
Hugs, Anita
Stamp:  Your Next Stamp:  Waddles - Happy Brr-thday!
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Waddles - Happy Brr-thday! Die set; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; Glossy Accents

Monday, April 13, 2015

SugarPea Designs' SPDSS24 and The Challenge #30

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  We had some great weather around here and I'm really starting to look forward to being able to spend more time outdoors.  Anyway, today I'm sharing a card I made for two challenges!  One of the challenges is the SugarPea Designs sketch challenge and the other is the color challenge over at The Challenge.

I used this fun Spare Me clear stamp set from the Bean Stalk collection.  Be sure to check out this set - there are the cutest accessories and great sentiments too!   This set is perfect for so many kinds of cards!  I colored the image with copics and of course followed our SPDSS24 sketch.  I used some fun Carta Bella papers which were perfect for The Challenge's  color challenge this week.   

I hope you find some time to play along with both of the challenges! 
There are a few rules for each of the challenges so be sure to check out the individual challenge blogs. 

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 an amazing day.
Hugs, Anita
Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Spare Me
Paper:  Carta Bella - Ahoy There; Neenah
Other:  Copics

Friday, April 10, 2015

SugarPea Designs' Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

( ** Please scroll down for my TGF and Your Next Stamp posts ** )
Hi Crafty Friends and welcome to our Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop!  Now that so many of you have our March Product Release in your hot little hands, the SugarPea Designers have put together new projects that will inspire you with even more creative possibilities featuring the newest SugarPea Designs stamp sets and SugarCut dies!

I used the Hot Diggity Dog clear stamp set and the SugarCuts - Homescape die.  I adore this stamp set and have already made lots of cards with it.  Such cute images and fabulous sentiments too!  
 Would you like to win a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs goodies of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win!