Jan 29, 2013

{Double-Take Tuesday} with TGF

These last few weeks have been flying by!  It's Tuesday again and you know what that means... time for a new {DOUBLE-TAKE TUESDAY} challenge on The Greeting Farm blog. It's a color challenge this week:  PURPLE + GREEN
 
 
 
These are such great colors that completely compliment each other when crafting.  For my card, I used the new "AWARENESS ANYA" stamp. I water colored her with Distress Inks and paper-pieced her hair, which I'm slightly jealous of... :)
 
 
Be sure to pop on over to the {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along.
 
Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Jan 28, 2013

a {Happy Bird-Day} card

There's a new "Picture Perfect" challenge up today on the {PAPER SMOOCHES SPARKS} blog.  Since I need more birthday cards for my work teamies, I grabbed my Paper Smooches "Birthday Buddies" stamp set and got to work!
 
 
This little birdie has got to make you smile.  He's the perfect mix of crazy and cute and I love him. :)  I stamped him onto white card stock and colored him with a few Copic markers.  I added some highlights with a white gel pen and covered his party hat with Stardust Stickles.
 
 
I used the colors and the wood grain from the challenge inspiration photo.  There isn't any turquoise color in the photo, but my card was needing a little extra kick.  I love how well turquoise and orange work side-by-side.
 
 
 
Have a great week, everyone!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Jan 25, 2013

{Farm Fresh Friday} with TGF

Time for another fun {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge over on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week, our challenge theme for you is: "Message Me" - use some sort of script/writing on your project.
 
 
I've used the cutie-patootie gal from the "SITTING WONDERFUL" stamp set.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  I then cut her out and placed her on top of the ribbon, to give her something to sit on.
 
 
 
I have to say, I love this card!  I love the colors and the paper and her paper-pieced hair.  She just looks so sweet! :) 
 
We'd love it if you popped on over to the {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along.  You could win more Greeting Farm stamps -- who doesn't love that?!
 
Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 
I'm linking this card up to the following challenges:

{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - "Paper Piecing"
{SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW} - "What are you known for?" Distress Ink watercoloring + paper piecing :)
 



Jan 24, 2013

A {Greeting Farm} Post

Today is my lucky day to share a project with everyone on
The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog!
 
So pop on over there to check it out....
there are photos AND a new how-to video.
Want a sneak-peek of my project?
 
 
Oooh, little Gracie is so adorable.  :)
 
You can also view the video {HERE} on my YouTube channel.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Jan 22, 2013

{Double-Take Tuesday} with TGF

We've got another fun {DOUBLE-TAKE TUESDAY} challenge ready for you over on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week, it's a SKETCH, which is awesome. :)
 

 
I've fallen in love with this new "LOVEY BEAN" stamp.  She's so squishable and I totally want to *boop* her little tummy... hee hee  :)
 
I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  I fussy-cut her out and popped her up on some dimensional adhesive.  I then added some sparkly Stickles to her clothes and hair flowers.
 
 
Here's the fab sketch by Suzanne:
 
 
Be sure to hop on over to the {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of my fellow designers' creations and to play along.  There's also a guest designer call happening right now... wooty woot!
 
Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 
 
You can get all of the new stamps in The Greeting Farm shop:
 

Jan 21, 2013

{Paper Smooches} Birthday Cards

A quick card share for you today.  :)
 
I recently ordered the "Birthday Buddies" clear stamp set by Paper Smooches, with a gift credit from {Loves Rubberstamps} -- thanks Laura!  I thought it would be perfect to help make some birthday cards I need for my teamies at work.
 

 
These stamps are so fun to color -- and add googly eyes to. I love all of the Paper Smooches sentiments and the fonts are so, so cute.  I also love that all of these Birthday Buddies have party hats on. :)
 
 
 
I'll be making more cards with the rest of the stamps later this week.  I am in love with them all, especially the crazy bird!
 
 
Thanks for visiting!
 
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 

Jan 20, 2013

{My Favorite Things} Guest Designer Contest

The newest Guest Designer sketch challenge for {My Favorite Things} is underway in the SplitcoastStampers MFT forum!  Be sure to check it out and play along -- you can't go wrong with the MFT sketches, they are top notch.  :)

I love any excuse to ink up my Pure Innocence stamps....
 

 
For this card, I used the Pure Innocence "Freckles" stamp for the main image.  The sentiment is from the Pure Innocence "All Occasion Sentiments" set.  I stamped the little freckled gal on watercolor paper and colored her with Distress Inks.  Her clothes are paper-pieced with coordinating paper from American Crafts.
 
 
 
The MFT Wednesday Sketch Club challenge for this week is still underway as well -- click {HERE} to play along!
 
{My Favorite Things} Supply List:

Thanks for visiting!
 
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Jan 18, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

 Friday always means a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge over on the The Greeting Farm blog!  Hooray!  This week, our challenge theme for you is:
 
Use a DIE or PUNCH or BOTH
 

 
I used both.  The main, white panel has been cut with a stitched-border die (I actually received this pre-cut panel from a candy giveaway... sweet!).  I also used my EK Success scallop border punch along the bottom.
 
 
The clear stamp I used is "LOVEY BEAN" from the January TGF release.  I stamped the entire image (in pink) onto the white panel.  I then stamped it again (in black) on a separate piece of watercolor paper and colored her with Distress Inks.  I then cut her out and placed her right on top of the first stamped image.  I love how it turned out!
 
Be sure to stop by the TGF {SPLENDID STAMPING} challenge blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along!
 
Thanks for visiting :)
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 
 
You can get all of the January 2013 new release stamps at The Greeting Farm:
 

Jan 17, 2013

{Life Is SWEET!} a Pure Innocence card

This week's sketch challenge over in the {My Favorite Things} forum on SplitcoastStampers is awesome!  All of the sketches they come up with are fantastic, but this one really stood out for me.
 
I just had to play along :)
 

 
I'm a big lover of all things Pure Innocence. This stamp is my favorite!  She's so sweet -- just like her pink, sparkly cotton candy.  I water colored her with Distress Ink and paper-pieced her clothes. 
 
 
The center scallop oval was intended to go vertically, but when everything was coming together, it just didn't feel right.  So, I tweaked it a wee bit, but you can still see the sketch in it.  :)
 
Here's the cool sketch:
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 

Jan 16, 2013

{You're Pawfect} a mini kitty card

Hello, everyone!
 
Just a quick card-share today.  I recently won the "Sittin' Pretty" kitty stamp set from {The Alley Way Stamps} and I was excited to ink it up and play along with their current "Be Inspired" challenge #19.
 

 
The challenge photo was black, white, and orange.  I also made this 3" x 3" mini card for the {Make an Itty Bitty Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World} and the {Loves Rubberstamps} cute as a button challenge.  Done and done.  I love mini cards and I'm loving this kitty stamp set and the new font chosen for the sentiments -- cute, cute!
 
Thanks for visiting :)
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 

Jan 14, 2013

{Double-Take Tuesday} with TGF

It's time for another {DOUBLE-TAKE TUESDAY} challenge with The Greeting Farm!
 
This week it's a COLOR challenge:
 

 
 
I love crafting with blue and yellow -- they work so well together!  I used the new "SITTING WONDERFUL" rubber stamp set from The Greeting Farm.  Isn't she cute?  This is such a fun set to paper-piece with, which I did for her hair, bow, and chair.
 
 
I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  You can see a video of how I made this card from start to finish {HERE} or down below.
 
 
Be sure to stop by the TGF {SPLENDID STAMPING} challenge blog to see all of the cute DT creations and to play along.  Thanks for visiting!  :)
 
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 

Jan 10, 2013

{Farm Fresh Friday} with TGF

It's time for another fun-filled {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} on The Greeting Farm blog!
 
This week, it was my turn to choose the challenge.  I decided, that since January 11th is "International THANK YOU Day" it would make a perfect challenge topic.

We want to see your creations that show gratitude to someone in your life, however you see fit (using TGF stamps, of course).  So stop by the {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of my fellow DT contributions and to play along!
 
There are a couple of changes regarding the prizes for 2013... they are awesome!
 

 
I used thew new Wild Sprouts "GRACIE" stamp for my Thank You card.  She's so cheery!  Most of the DT projects feature her, as well.  Pretty funny!  She's just hard to set aside, I suppose. :)
 
 
I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  The Thank You sentiment is by My Favorite Things.  I've made a short video showing how I put this card together.  You can view it {HERE} or down below:
 
 
Thank you for stopping by!  I'll see you over on The Farm...  :)
 

Jan 7, 2013

{Double-Take Tuesday} with TGF

It's {DOUBLE-TAKE TUESDAY} challenge time over on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week, we have a S K E TH for you to be inspired by.
 
 
I used the newly released "AWARENESS ANYA" stamp.  I've water colored her with Distress Inks and paper-pieced her hair.  The paper is by Authentique and My Favorite Things.  The "For You" sentiment stamp is also by My Favorite Things.
 

 
I think she is so adorable!   I love that you can color her awareness ribbon to match any cause.  If you are nervous about coloring hair with any medium, or just don't have the time, this stamp is SO PERFECT for paper-piecing!  It's a large area that is easy to cut out.  :)
 
 
Here's the sketch for this challenge.  I followed the same idea and turned mine into a square card instead.  Feel free to flip or rotate any sketch to find a design that feels right for you!
 
Please be sure to stop by {THE FARM} to see all of the DT contributions and to play along!  There are still a few days left to play along with the Farm Fresh Friday challenge as well -- go, play, win!
 
:)