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

Apr 23, 2015

{WITH LOVE} a Mother's Day card

When I first saw the new color challenge over on the My Favorite Things {CARD CHALLENGE} blog, I knew exactly what I wanted to do...  I just had to make a Mother's Day card with those colors!

My mom's favorite flowers are 'little purple pansies touched with yellow-gold' so the challenge colors are spot on:


What's NOT spot on is my camera's ability to photograph the color yellow.
No matter how much editing is done, the yellows are never true and tend to look green. Aww poop.  :(

In real life, the card totally matches the swatch:


I stamped the little mouse image onto a die-cut watercolor paper panel and painted her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  The rest of the card was put together using the MFT Blueprints 3 die set.  The layered leaves, the sentiment, and the banners are all MFT as well.


This card will definitely pair up perfectly with a small potted pansy plant.
(how's that for alliteration?!)

I'm linking this card to the following challenges:

{MFT CARD CHALLENGE} - Color Challenge 20
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Add Flowers

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Apr 22, 2015

{HAPPY ANNIVERSARY}

My 12 year wedding anniversary is coming up in May, so I made a card for my hubs...as I do each year.  I created a little scene with a few different stamp sets from Lawn Fawn:


Oh, so smitten!  :)

I used the unicorn from the {Critters Ever After} set, the zebra from the {Critters On The Savanna} set, and the log from the {Critters In The Forest} set.  The sentiment stamp is from Paper Smooches' {Good Gab} set.

I stamped the scene onto a die-cut watercolor paper panel and watercolored it with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.


I'm linking this card to the following challenges:

{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Clean A Simple
{7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND} - Anything Goes
{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - Cute As A Button
{LAWNSCAPING} - #104 Sketch  (it's there, I promise!)

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Apr 19, 2015

{ENJOY}

I've been on a bit of a shabby-chic kick this month and it's pretty darn fun!  I love making these multi-layered, busy cards.  I've got one to share today that definitely hits all the girly-girl spots:


I stamped {ANYA BLOOMS} from The Greeting Farm onto a die-cut watercolor paper panel and watercolored her with Distress Inks, water, and a paintbrush.  I melted some pink-tinted Frontage embossing powder mix on the corners of the panel and the paper heart embellishment.


The picket fence and Enjoy word sentiment are also from The Greeting Farm.


The roses, cherry blossoms, and skeleton leaf are from I Am Roses.  I added a few shiny, green, flat-back pearls all around to finish it off.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

{I AM ROSES} - April Challenge
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - #147 Pearls/Swirls
{SIMON SAYS STAMP - MONDAY} - In The Middle (image)
{TGF FARM FRESH FRIDAY} - 3 Embellishments (flowers, pearls, lace)

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Apr 9, 2015

{May All Of Your Dreams Come True}

I just finished making my most favorite card I've ever made... ever!
I don't know what it is about it that makes me love it so much, but I had a great time coloring the image and picking out colors and flowers and papers to match with a handful of different challenges and it all just sort of came together. :)


I used the Gorjuss Girl stamp {New Heights}.  I stamped her onto a die-cut watercolor paper panel and watercolored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I added some white dot accents with a small stylus and gesso paint.

I made some rolled paper roses and added flat-back pearls as their centers.  The cherry blossoms and skeleton leaf are from I Am Roses.  I popped everything up onto bunch of layers, added a little wood veneer bird and she was all set to go.  Super girly and super cute!


I'm linking her up to the following challenges:

{SUGAR NELLIE} - Gorjuss Girl Party
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Spring Flowers
{7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND} - Anything Goes
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Anything Goes
{SIMON SAYS STAMP MONDAY} - April Flowers

Thank you for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Apr 5, 2015

{HI, HUNNY BUNNY}

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday!  I'll be spending it making some delicious food for my family dinner and getting crafty.  Couldn't ask for a better time! :)


I stamped this sweet image of bunny Mimi from the Penny Black "MIMI + MILES" Valentine stamp set.  I colored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I added some white dot embellishments with a small stylus and white gesso.


The papers are from Lawn Fawn,  the dies and sentiment are from My Favorite Things, and the flower/heart border is from The Greeting Farm.  I finished off the flower with a yellow enamel dot, one of my favorite embellishments that finishes things off so perfectly sometimes. :)


I'm linking her to the following challenges:

{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - Anything Oval
{PENNY BLACK SATURDAY} - April - Easter
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Favorite Embellishment

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Apr 2, 2015

{SENDING YOU SUNSHINE}

I've got another quick Spring/Easter themed card to share with you today, this time featuring the stamp {GARDEN ANYA} from The Greeting Farm:


This is one of my favorite stamps that I received while working on The Greeting Farm design team. She's just so adorable and it's such a fun stamp to color.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and watercolored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I added some dot highlights with a small stylus and some white gesso.


I used Distress Ink around all the paper edges to give it a bit of a grunge look... she has been gardening all day, you know, so things are bound to get a bit dirty!  :)

I added a bit of sparkle with some Stickles on the flowers and the sun.


I'm linking her up to the following challenges:

{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - Take Your Pick Pastels
{MARKER POP} - #65 Easter

Thank you so much for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Mar 31, 2015

{SPRINGTIME LOVE}

We had such a strangely warm Winter here in Utah that it's felt like Spring for a long time, which is awesome!  I love Springtime and wanted to capture it in a card.


Gosh, what a cutie-pie lamb this is!  The stamp is an older one from My Favorite Things.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and painted her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I paper-pieced her clothes and heart.  The DP's are from Papertrey Ink.


I used lots of white die-cut embellishments and some of my favorite flowers from I Am Roses.  I added some flat-back pearls and some enamel dots to finish it off.  I love it!  :)


I'm linking this card to the following challenges:

{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Favorite Embellishments
{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - Take Your Pic Pastels
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Pastels
{MARKER POP} - #65 Easter
{I AM ROSES} - March

Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comments!

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Mar 29, 2015

{THINK HAPPY, BE HAPPY}

I decided to play along with the current {MY FAVORITE THINGS} sketch challenge this week.  If you know me at all, you know it's hard for me to follow a sketch exactly -- which isn't required, of course -- but you may have to use your imagination a bit with this creation.  :)


As soon as I saw the sketch, I instantly thought of a camper.  You can see it, too... right?  Flip it around, slap some wheels on there and it's good to go. :)

I started with a base shape cut from some chipboard and went from there.  I pulled out some polkadotty paper from Papertrey Ink, a ton of MFT Die-Namics and got to work.

I stamped the MFT Pure Innocence {Being Cute Is What I Do} girl onto watercolor paper and watercolored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I cut out the panel and turned it into a window, flanked by polkadot curtains, die cut from the brackets banner in Blueprints 13. I made the canopy using the MFT scallop border.  


The flowers are MFT Pretty Posies and Layered Leaves Die-Namics.  The star, the white circles in the wheels, and the sentiment panels are also from Blueprints 13.  The pierced rectangle on the side is from Blueprints 3 and the sentiment is from Pure Innocence Freckles


I had so much fun making this!  I think it's going to sit on my crafty desk forever.  :)  I'm also linking this up to the current {SIMON SAYS STAMP} Anything Goes challenge.

Thank you for visiting!

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Mar 16, 2015

{BEST WISHES: Today and Always}

I was organizing some of my stamps and came across this "Fairest" stamp from The Greeting Farm that I forgot about!  She was begging to be inked up, so I happily obliged. :)


I stamped her onto watercolor paper and watercolored her with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I added a few highlights with a white ink gel pen.

The sentiment stamp is by Reverse Confetti, the papers are from Papertrey Ink, and the leaf dies are from My Favorite Things.


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

{MARKER POP} - #64 Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose