Aug 27, 2015

{WE'LL BE FRIENDS 'TIL THE END}

I don't have a set style of cards that I like to create... I pretty much try all styles and just see what comes out when I sit at my crafty desk.  Today I've got a busy, layered, vintage-style, flowery card to share:


I started by selecting some of my favorite paper flowers and leaves from I Am Roses.  These colors are so gorgeous!  I then picked out some Prima papers from my stash and a bit of corrugated cardboard that I recycled from a packing box.


I distressed all of the edges with rips/tears and inked them up with some Distress Ink.  I then went all over with some white gesso paint on a paintbrush and white-washed it all to tie everything together.  I think the flowers look edible, like they are made of frosting or something... yum.  :)

The stamped sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.  The middle frame die is from Paper Smooches.



I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{I AM ROSES} - Aug IAR Challenge (anything goes)
{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - Take Your Pick (vintage/distressing)

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Aug 23, 2015

{LET THE MONKEY BUSINESS BEGIN!}

Today I'm playing along with {FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES} as they celebrate their 200th sketch challenge!  There's some awesome prizes and some fabulous inspiration pieces from a bunch of talented designers.  :)

I grabbed my latest purchase from REVERSE CONFETTI and got to work:


Hello, cheeky monkey!

I stamped all of the bits from the "MONKEY BUSINESS" stamp set onto watercolor paper, watercolored them with Distress Ink markers, and die cut them out with the matching "MONKEY BUSINESS CONFETTI CUTS" dies.  The middle panel is from the "DOCUMENTED CONFETTI CUTS" set.

I am in love.  This little monkey dude will probably be finding his way onto a lot of my projects, and the balloons and stack of presents will fit onto any birthday card!



There's a few more hours to play along... who needs sleep?  Go get crafty! :)

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Aug 20, 2015

{HAPPY BIRTHDAY}

It's always a struggle for me to make clean + simple masculine cards, but I've found that if I stick to mostly die-cuts instead of stamped and colored images, it usually turns out pretty nice.  So that's what I have to share today... a birthday card that's visually appealing and interesting, but not flashy or flowery! :)

Also, you just can't go wrong with kraft and aqua...


I started with a kraft stitched rectangle die cut from My Favorite Things' Blueprints 13 and sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist over a chicken wire stencil.  I then dripped on some concentrated Glimmer Mist all around for extra splatters and dimension.

I then die cut a pinked edge circle Die-namics from vellum and layered on a couple circles.  I then die cut the Happy Die-namics from white cardstock and stamped the Birthday sentiment onto aqua die cut sentiment banner.


 

I'm linking up these fabulous challenges.

Thanks for visiting!

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Aug 19, 2015

{THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS}

Today I'm playing along with My Favorite Things' current Sketch Challenge over on their {CARD CHALLENGES} blog.  I've stamped and water-colored a Pure Innocence image using the "no-line" technique:


What a cutie! :)

I stamped her onto watercolor paper and colored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I cut her out and popped her up to stand out. The background was also stamped with Distress Ink.

I used the following MFT products:  Pure Innocence Love Is In The Air,  BG Sheet Music Background, Die-namics Happy Duo, DC Happy Everything, DC Striped Backgrounds, Die-namics Pinking Edge Circle Stax, and Die-namics Blueprints 13 (stitched rectangle).



Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Aug 17, 2015

{Take Life with a Grain of Salt...}

Margarita, anyone?  :)

I had so much fun making this tag today!  I kept a few challenges in mind when working on it, but at some point I just started grabbing things from my supplies all around me and added them all together.   It's fun to just craft for the sake of crafting sometimes, isn't it?


I ended up using so many different products...
let's see if I can remember them all.  :)

Ranger/Tim Holtz (tag, Distress Ink), Papertrey Ink (jar stamp set, papers), Reverse Confetti (sentiment, scallop borders), Paper Smooches (frame cut from vellum), I Am Roses (black, kraft, lime green flowers), some random lace and trims, and white gesso paint.

My husband thought it was a jar of pickles... yeeeaah.
I hope it looks like a lime margarita in a mason jar, because jars are classy. Heehee!


I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{SIMON SAYS STAMP MONDAY} - Citrus with a Twist
{CURTAIN CALL} - Mason Jar inspiration photo

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Aug 7, 2015

{FOR YOU}

I'm pretty sure that all of cards I make, going forward, will be Autumn themed in some way.  I'm so over Summer.  Give me cool temps, rainy days, falling leaves, and pumpkin-everything any day!


I combined two card challenges for this one, a sketch and an 'orchard' theme.
I grabbed my ever-growing supply of dies from Reverse Confetti and got to work.

This card could easily be re-created in different colors to make a cute gift set. :)

I used the following Reverse Confetti "confetti cuts" dies:  Fresh 'n Fruity, Diagonal Stripes Pretty Panel, Tag Me Too, Class Act, and Love Note.


I'm playing along with these two challenges:


{REVERSE CONFETTI} - #27 SFYTT
{CURTAIN CALL} - August ORCHARD

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Aug 6, 2015

{BOO!} a vintage sepia Halloween shaker card

... how's that for a title?  :)

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I am a sucker for any spooky stamp sets.  A new-to-me favorite is "HALLOWEENIES" by Paper Smooches, which I used on my shaker card today.


What's a shaker card without a few googly eyes?  Ha. I love it.
I watercolored the stamped images with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I colored them with all of my sepia-like tones to help with the vintage feel:


I inked up a length of seam binding ribbon with the same marker colors and tied it into a shabby bow.  I made the shaker window and filled it with a handful of different sequins in browns and dark orange colors.  I added a few wooden stars to finish it off.


It's such a fun card.. I think I'm going to keep this one for myself.  :)

I am, however, going to link it up to the following awesome challenges:

{MARKER POP} - #74 Anything Goes
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Tie It Up ft. PS
{PAPER SMOOCHES STAMPS} - Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Jul 16, 2015

{THANKS}

I had a super-strong craving for some orange juice this morning, but since I didn't have any, I went to the next best thing; the "Fresh 'n Fruity" stamp set by {REVERSE CONFETTI} always gets my juices flowing—literal and crafty!  :)


Aw yiss. Now that's juicy!


I inked the orange stamps in a light orange color then added a bit of a darker orange ink around the outside to create some shadow and dimension.  Once stamped, it looks pretty awesome.  I also added some Wink of Stella glitter pen around the dark parts of the oranges and in random places on the rest of the bits and pieces.  All of the paper, cardstock, and inks are from Papertrey Ink.



This is my second card using the current {Sketch For You To Try}, only this time I actually followed it!  It's a great sketch and my card came together pretty quickly.


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Jul 4, 2015

{SENDING SUNSHINE} on a Happy July 4th!

I sat at my craft desk early this morning, determined to create something new.  The fact that it's the fourth of July holiday made my subject matter fall right into place!

I looked at all of the fun challenges I wanted to play along with and incorporated everything into one lacy, floral, festive RED WHITE and BLUE card to share with you today.  :)


I wanted to do something I haven't done in a while, so I grabbed my white embossing powder, this cute Fleur Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm, and got started.

I heat-embossed the image and then painted it with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I love this look!  You'll probably see it more often from me...it's just so soft and pretty, no?


I followed a sketch and layered up a bunch of papers and cardstock from Papertrey Ink.  I added a handful of gorgeous flowers and leaves from I Am Roses... some of which I ordered just for this holiday, so I'm glad I remembered to use them! That blue rose... it's perfect.  :)
They are as follows:  R21-426,  R77-310,  S10-78,  ZQL20-426


I'm linking this girl up to the following challenges:

{I AM ROSES} - June IAR Challenge
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Going Dotty
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Celebrations
{THE GREETING FARM} - July: Red,White,Blue
{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - Take Your Pick (sketch)

Thank you for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Jul 3, 2015

{HAPPY BIRD-DAY}

It's been one of those months where my crafting mojo has been non-existent... I blame the heat. Blech.  But, I feel the mojo coming back!  I've got a card to share that I made for the July 'Sketch For You To Try' challenge over on the Reverse Confetti blog:


I'm in love with this flamingo stamp and die set and I reach for it often.
I paired it up with a bunch of other dies from Reverse Confetti.  I love how well everything coordinates!  If you don't yet have any Reverse Confetti goodies, I highly recommend getting some. You won't be disappointed. :)


The RC products are used are: Diagonal Stripe Panel, Tag Me Too, Fabulous Flamingo Stamp + Die sets, Love Note, and Double Edge Scallop Border.  Any of these links can take you directly to the Reverse Confetti shop so you can play along, too!


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Jun 7, 2015

{HELLO} Whimsy Posey

As I mentioned, I recently purchased a handful of new stamps and supplies and one of my favorite new stamps is this little "Posey" from Whimsy Stamps:


An adorable wee fairy!

I stamped her onto a die-cut watercolor paper panel and watercolored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush. I added some highlight dots with a stylus and white gesso and went over most of the parts with a Wink Of Stella glitter brush, so she's extra sparkly!


The Hello sentiment stamps is from Reverse Confetti. I added a bunch of flowers from I Am Roses and a crinkly pink seam-binding ribbon to finish it off.


I'm linking this little cutie to the following challenges:

{MARKER POP} - #70 Anything Goes
{7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND} - #127 Anything Goes
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - #154 Anything Goes
{WHIMSY STAMPS CHALLENGE} - Anything But..

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Luvs,
Annie Rose

May 30, 2015

{ON TOP OF THE WORLD}

Sorry for the lack of posts lately!  I've been busy creating, just haven't shared much... let's fix that!  Today I'm sharing a card I made with one of my newest Gorjuss Girl stamps called "On Top Of The World" and she's just the cutest:


She comes with a handful of complimentary stamps, including some single birds and the 'top of the world' sentiment, seeing how she's perched atop a wire.  I colored underneath the wire this time to make it seem as if she's sitting on a wall instead.

I stamped her onto a die-cut watercolor paper panel and colored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I added some highlights with white gesso paint and some liquid pearl dots.


I tied the sentiment tags with a crinkled, dyed seam binding bow.  The film strip die cut is from The Greeting farm. I finished it all off with a handful of beautiful purple, blue, pink, and white flowers and leaves from I Am Roses.


I'm linking her up to the following fun challenges:

{MARKER POP} - #69 Flowers
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Anything Goes
{7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND} - Anything Goes
{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - Your Pick: Sketch #81

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

May 16, 2015

{BERRY SWEET}

I know I say this often, but I really mean it this time... THIS is my favorite card so far!  haha  I had such a fun time putting it together with a bunch of my new supplies, a new stamp, and new flowers.


So berry sweet!

This adorable little gal is actually a Halloween stamp from 'Darcie's Heart & Home', but if you know me, I love getting more than one use out of my stamps.  I purchased this set because not only does she make the cutest pumpkin ever, I just knew she'd color up well as a berry!


I stamped her onto a die-cut (Papertrey Ink Mat Stack) watercolor paper panel and colored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.

The rest of the card was put together using a bunch of dies from My Favorite Things and Spellbinders.  I made the Berry Sweet sentiment with some alphabet stickers.  I stuck in a couple bunches of red berry stamens here and there and finished it all off with a few enamel dots.


I also recently purchased a gigantic (woo!) order from I Am Roses and this was the first project I made using some of the new flowers.  They are so beautiful!  I love the light bit of pink on this large red/white rose.  It totally pops!  I'll have a link to all of the flowers I used, below.


I wanted to add some berry embellishments but didn't have anything to match so I thought heck, I'll just make my own!  I die-cut two hearts and two stars, ran the hearts through the Big Shot in a spotty embossing folder, inked the edges and TA-DA!  Instant strawberries.  :)


I used the following flowers/leaves from I Am Roses:

I'm linking this sweetie to these awesome challenges:

{I AM ROSES} - May IAR Challenge
{MARKER POP} - #68 Anything Goes
{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - In The Garden
{7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND} - Anything Goes
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Add a Sentiment

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

May 5, 2015

{WELCOME BABY}

I recently bought a bunch of new Whimsy Stamps and I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable little baby!  The image is called "Wee One" by Sylvia Zet and I just love it.


I'm all about getting more than one use out of my stamps and I love that this one can be colored up to be for a boy or a girl or just kept very generic for any little one.

I stamped it onto a piece of die-cut watercolor paper and colored it with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I added some white dot highlights with gesso paint.


I added some flowers and leaves from my stash and a big fluffy seam binding ribbon bow.


I'm linking up this little cutie to the following challenges:

{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Anything Goes
{7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND} - Anything Goes
{WHIMSY STAMPS} - #82 Color an Image
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Anything Goes
{MARKER POP} - #68 Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Apr 30, 2015

**STAMPS FOR SALE!**

I've recently added a bunch of The Greeting Farm stamps to my "FOR SALE" page so feel free to browse and see if there's anything you'd like!  

Each stamp is listed with the shipping price already included and all sales will be done via PayPal.

At this time, I am only able to ship to addresses within the United States.  All other info is listed on the sale page.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks :)

-Annie Rose

Apr 25, 2015

{YOU ARE WICKED COOL}

I've got a quick clean and simple card to share with you today!  I grabbed a couple of my Paper Smooches stamp sets and created a little party scene...


Most of my Paper Smooches stamp sets are winter and snowmen... so I figured out a way to incorporate one of them into a non-Winter card!  You can use any snowman for anything if you add a sentiment about being COOL.
hee hee  :)

I stamped the scene onto a die-cut watercolor paper panel and watercolored it with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I added a few highlight dots with white gesso paint.

Quick, simple, and perfect for an upcoming male birthday, no?


I'm linking up this cool dude to the following challenges:

{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Clean And Simple
{PAPER SMOOCHES SPARKS} - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose