Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sending Smiles

Good morning friends!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Greeting Farm Blog.

This sweet little mermaid is Sealia and she's one of the mermaids in TGF's Splash Collection.  The Splash Collection consists of 4 adorable mermaids that were offered as a special order that's due to be shipped out in September.  If you missed getting in on the preorder, Marie will have a small quantity available for purchase but please remember that these are a limited edition collection.  So once the extra stamps are gone, they won't be restocked.

I colored this cutie with copics and applied Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to give her lots of sparkle.  I added Liquid Pearls to the strand of pearls in her headband.  For the background paper I simply sponged on distress inks and then splattered some water drops to get the ink to move.  Then I added a few  plastic beads from my stash for bubbles.
Copics used:
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E29, E27, E23, E21
Orange - YR18, YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
Blue - BG18, BG57, BG53

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Anita
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Sealia; Your Next Stamp - sentiment
Paper:  Strathmore 140 lb w/c paper; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress inks, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, Liquid Pearls, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, white embossing powder, plastic bubbles

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TGF Farm Fresh September Challenge - Back To School

Happy September!  I can't believe it's September and the kids around here are back in school already.  Where did the summer go lol?  We've got a new monthly challenge over on the TGF Blog today and the theme is "Back To School".  Pretty easy, right?

I used the adorable Cheeky Lessons on my card and colored her with copics.  This stamp is currently out of stock over in the shop but I know Marie will have her back in the store soon!  I used some papers by Doodlebug and then added a few enamel dots.  

Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E44, E43, E42
Red - R59, R46, R24, R22
Green - YG17, YG13, YG21

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

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Cheeky Lessons; SugarPea Designs (sentiments)
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Back To School; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, SPD SugarCuts Zig Zag Stitched Circles Dies

Monday, August 31, 2015


Happy Monday friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I managed to find a little time to put together a quick and easy Halloween card.

This adorable ghost is from Booyah, one of Lawn Fawn's new releases.  These ghosts are just too cute and there are so many ways to "dress" them up for Halloween.  It reminds of playing with paper dolls when I was little (yes, I'm that old lol).  So you can tell by looking at the image and accessories that there isn't much coloring involved.  I used my copics but honestly this little ghostie took no time to complete.  I cut the images out using the coordinating lawn cuts.  I'm sure you'll be seeing more of these cuties pop up on my blog.

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Lawn Fawn - Booyah
Paper:  BoBunny; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Lawn Fawn Booyah Lawn Cuts dies, sequins, YNS Stitched Rectangle dies   

Friday, August 28, 2015

Peace + Love + Wags

Happy Friday!  I'm so glad the weekend is finally here!  It's been a long and busy week and I'm looking forward to enjoying a slow weekend ;-)  I wanted to share a sweet puppy card with you today.

This adorable image is Mama Elephants' Playful Pups.  This is a perfect set to make cards for all your puppy-loving friends!  I colored these sweeties with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I cut the dp panel using Your Next Stamp's Stitched Rectangle Die.  

Zig Markers:
Flesh Colour, Tea Rose, Light Green, Wine Red, Blue, Oatmeal, Dark Oatmeal, Light Gray, Gray

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

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Mama Elephant - Playful Pups
Paper:  Pebbles - Front Porch; watercolor paper
Other:  Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, ME Playful Pups Dies, Memory Box Scallop Die, Glossy Accents   

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Plant Smiles

Hello everyone!  I'm popping on to share a card I made using a fun Paper Smooches stamp set. 

This adorable image is from the Perky Plants set.  There are lots of funny images and some really cute sentiments in this set.  I colored this flower and watering can with my copics.  The bright paper is from Echo Park's Sweet Summertime 6x6 paper pad.  I cut the panel using Your Next Stamp's Stitched Rectangle Die and then added a few enamel dots to finish my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to plant some smiles today ;-)

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Paper Smooches - Perky Plants
Paper:  Echo Park - Sweet Summertime; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, enamel dots

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SugarPea Designs - Teacher's Pet

Good morning all!  Today is the first day of the school year for us so I thought I'd pull out this cute stamp set and alter a notebook.

This sweet bear is from the SugarPea Designs' Teacher's Pet clear stamp set.  This set has so many awesome images for both students and teachers!  I colored the bear with copics and then cut him out using the SugarCuts - Zig Zag Stitched Circles Dies.  I applied some brightly colored dp to the front of an inexpensive small notepad and then added the bear.  I cut the "notes" letters from the SugarCuts - Notebook Journal Card and then added a few enamel dots.  I think my little grandson will love this bright notepad with this adorable bear!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Teacher's Pet
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - Back To School; Neenah
Other:  Copics, SugarCuts Zig Zag Stitched Circle Die, SugarCuts Notebook Journal Card Die, nestabilities, enamel dots, spiral notepad, Glossy Accents

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stay Cool

Good morning!  I have a sweet little penguin to share today.

This cutie is Mini Snorkel Fun Penguin from Your Next Stamp.  This image doesn't require much coloring so it's perfect for making quick and easy cards.  I used copics to color him and then cut him out using the coordinating die.  I applied Glossy Accents to his snorkel to give it some shine.  I cut a piece of watercolor paper with the Stitched Rectangle Die and then applied some distress inks for the background.  I used the Scallop Edge Die to cut the vellum waves and then added a few sparkly gumdrops for the bubbles.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Mini Snorkel Fun Penguin
Paper:  Strathmore 140 lb w/c paper; vellum; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, YNS Mini Snorkel Fun Penguin Die, YNS Scallop Edge Die, YNS gumdrops, Glossy Accents     

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Your Next Stamp - August 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.  Since Your Next Stamp is celebrating its 6th birthday this month, our theme is "celebrate"!

I used this cute little dog and gift from the Party Animals stamp set and colored them with copics.  This stamp set has so many adorable images and sentiments - be sure to check out the photo of the complete set below!  I used the Party Animals Die set to cut out the images.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set to cut out the balloon paper and I used the Banner Die to cut the striped paper.   I added some Candy Land and Ocean Mist glittered gumdrops ... love these new gumdrops colors! 

Copics used:
Dog - E25, E23, E31, N8, N6, N4, E33, E31, E30, E50 R30
Pink - RV55, RV63, RV52, V000
Blue - BG09, BG05, BG01
Orange - Y38, Y18, Y15, Y13

Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog to see what the rest of the DT is sharing today.  If you leave a comment on the YNS Blog you may be the lucky winner of a stamp set of your choice!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Party Animals
Paper:  Doodlebug Design - SugarShoppe; Neenah
Other:  Copics, YNS Party Animals Dies, YNS Stitched Rectangle Dies, YNS Banner Dies, YNS glittered gumdrops