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

Mar 1, 2015

An {EMERALD FAERIE} Blessing

I've had this Emerald Faerie rubber stamp for quite some time, but I've only inked it up a few times.  I'm going to have to keep it closer at hand because I absolutely love this baby faerie!


I believe the Emerald Faerie stamps are now all digital (the shop is here) and I'm not sure where I got this "Ashee" stamp in rubber form, but I'm glad I've got it. 


I stamped the image onto a die-cut watercolor paper panel and watercolored it with Distress Inks.  I layered the panel onto a base of pattern paper and some frayed cheesecloth.

I decorated it with a handful of different flowers from {I Am Roses} -- R21-15 white roses, S3-839 green cherry blossoms, S3-151 white cherry blossoms and ZQL20-151 white leaves.  I inked some of the blossoms and the leaf with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.  I typically get all of my flowers in white for this reason... they can easily be altered to match any color scheme!


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

{I AM ROSES} - Feb Anything Goes
{EMERALD FAERIES} - #65 Yellow/Green
{PAPERTAKE WEEKLY} - Take Your Pick (cool colors)

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Feb 27, 2015

{PAWSITIVELY PERFECT}

I was able to fit in a second crafty moment yesterday and the first thing I reached for was my Reverse Confetti collection.  I love it all...especially the {Puppy Love} set:


Who's a cute puppy?! You are! You're a cute puppy! Yes you are!

I first stamped the puppy and bowl onto watercolor paper and watercolored them with Distress Ink markers, then die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I stamped a part of one of the sentiments that is included with the set.


I'm linking this li'l puppy to the following challenges:

{MARKER POP} - #63 Bright Colors
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Anything Goes
{REVERSE CONFETTI} - #21 Sketch For You To Try


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Feb 26, 2015

{LOVE YOU ALWAYS}

I've got a quick card share today... something pink and frilly and girly and super cute! :)


I stamped one of the cuties from The Greeting Farm's retired {HOPE and GRACE} stamp set onto watercolor paper and watercolored her with Distress Ink markers.  I decorated the rest of the card with some die cuts and doodads that I had lying around.

The background polkadot paper is actually bright pink, not red as it's showing here, but it still fits in with her pinkish-red dress I think. :)


I'm linking her up to the following challenges:

{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Ribbon/Lace
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Anything Goes
{MARKER POP} - #63 Bright Colors

Thanks for visiting!

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Feb 7, 2015

{HAPPY BARKDAY, PAPER SMOOCHES!}

{PAPER SMOOCHES} is turning four this month!  I fell in love with Kim's drawings the very first time I saw them a few years ago...they are just so dang adorable.  I made a birthday card featuring some Paper Smooches goodies to help them celebrate:


This little guy is from the Birthday Buddies stamp set.  I stamped him onto watercolor paper using Distress Ink. I then water colored him using the same color Distress Ink marker.



I'm linking this card to the current {PAPER SMOOCHES SPARKS} challenge:


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose