Saturday, November 22, 2014

Your Next Stamp November Feature Day

Happy Saturday!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far.  Today is Feature Day over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.  The team is sharing some new samples featuring the YNS stamps and dies.

I used this awesome Gingerbread House Die Set to make my card.  This die set is so much fun to work with and the possible combinations are endless!  I cut the house and gingerbread from kraft, the door and windows from bazzill, and the snowy on the roof and windows from white glitter paper.  I added some yummy gumdrops for the doorknob and to the lollipops.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Holiday Greetings stamp set. 

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita    

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

7KCF - Fall Colors

( ** Please scroll down to see my SugarPea Designs post ** )

Good afternoon!  We have a new challenge that starts today over on the 7KCF Challenge Blog.  Our challenge is always "anything goes" but this week we have an optional twist of "fall colors".   

What's more perfect to use with fall colors than this sweet Bountiful Blessings clear stamp set from SugarPea Designs?  I colored this little scarecrow with copics and used some fall papers from the A Perfect Autumn paper pad from Carta Bella.  A button tied with some twine finished off my card.  Be sure to stop by the 7KCF Challenge Blog to see the beautiful projects the rest of the DT is sharing today.       

Products from the 7KCF Store:

Bountiful Blessings Clear Stamp Set from SugarPea Designs
A Perfect Autumn 6x6 Paper Pad from Carta Bella
Tuxedo Black Ink Pad from Tsukineko

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Inky Chicks Challenge 42  -  Down On The Farm
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 204  -  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  -  Thanks/Thanksgiving

SPD11 - Winter Wishes

Good morning everyone!  Today we have a new challenge over on the SugarPea Designs Blog and our theme is "Winter Wishes".

I used this adorable Merry Christmoose, one of our fabulous new stamps from this month's release.  I colored the moose and trees with my copics and fussy cut them.  I have been seeing so many gorgeous distress backgrounds on cards made by my teammates and I love the way they look.  So when I saw this new paper by BoBunny in my LSS it reminded me of the distress ink "look" and I decided to give it a try.  This paper fades from this deep purple to a light turquoise and then to a darker turquoise it's gorgeous!  Unfortunately, my snowbanks covered up the lighter colors but I still like the way the card turned out. 

You can play along with any stamp you like - the winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winner's project features a SugarPea Designs stamp, SPD will increase the voucher to $15.  There are only a few rules and you can see them over on the SugarPea Designs Blog.

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I hope to see your "Winter Wishes" entry over on the SugarPea Designs Blog.
Hugs, Anita
I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Addicted To Stamps Challenge 122  -  Make Your Mark 
Crafter's Cafe Challenge 91  -  Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs Challenge  -  Get Ready For Christmas
Creative Moments Challenge 56  -  Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge 81  -  Furry Festive Friends
Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Merry Christmoose
Paper:  BoBunny - Altitude; Neenah

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dear Santa

Good morning everyone!  Hope you're all staying warm and cozy.  Yesterday we had our first snowfall of the year and today we have freezing temperatures.  Although I'm not crazy about this weather, it does put me in the mood for making Christmas cards!

Here's a quick little card using Gifts For You from Your Next Stamp.  Not only can you use this stamp set for Christmas cards but the set also includes sentiments for birthdays or other occasions.  You can see a birthday card I made using this stamp set here.  I used the Jingle Bell Border Die and cut the bells from sparkly silver paper. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Love To Create Challenge 142  -  Make It For Christmas
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 126  -  Things With Wings


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Your Next Stamp Design Team Call


Your Next Stamp is having a design team call!  Their stamps are adorable and Karen and the rest of the team are great to work with!  You can find all the details here Stop by and check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Friday, November 14, 2014

Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday Project

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Fun Friday Challenge over on the Your Next Stamps Blog.

These sweet little gingerbread are from the Sweet Holiday Greetings clear stamp set.  You have got to check out this amazing stamp set!  I think it may be out of stock at the moment but I'm sure Karen will have more in the store very soon!  I colored these little cuties with copics and then cut them out with the coordinating Sweet Holiday Greetings Die Set.  The sentiment is cut using the Seasons Die Set.  I'm telling you - these stamps and dies are a must-have set for the holiday season.  I added a bit of doily and seam binding and then used my Clear Wink of Stella glitter marker on their bows and buttons.  
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 amazing projects by the rest of the DT!
Sweet Holiday Greetings
Sweet Holiday Greetings Die Set
Seasons Die Set
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous day!
Hugs, Anita

Thursday, November 13, 2014

7KCF & Wild Rose Studio

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for a post over on the 7KCF Blog.

I used Bluebell and Presents from Wild Rose Studio.  If you are looking for some really cute Christmas images be sure to check out the Wild Rose Studio stamps over at the 7KCF Store.  They also have some really adorable papers too ... just saying ;)  I colored the image with copics and then used a Clear Wink of Stella glitter marker to add some sparkle.  I used the Plush Poinsettia Corner Die from Memory Box.  I decided to omit the poinsettia leaves so it would have a lacy look.  Then I adhered a few sequins for even more sparkle.  All Christmas cards need sparkle, right?  

 Products from the 7KCF Store: 

Bluebell and Presents from Wild Rose Studio
Mixed Sequins from Sulyn
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Your Next Stamp After Party

Good morning and welcome to the Your Next Stamp After Party, now known as the DT Dare!  This month our dare is to use the colors red, white, and green.  So the team will be sharing more inspiration with the fabulous November stamps and dies.  Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see everyone's projects!

I used the sweet Gretchen and Owl for my After Party project.  I colored the image with copics and then added a snowflake from the Winter Fun Tag Die Set.    
Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog for more inspiration and for a chance to win!
Gretchen and Owl
Winter Fun Tag Die Set
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Anita