Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Some Animal Lovin' Bella's

Today I made cards with two images from Stamping Bella. These are the first Bella's I've colored and they were so much fun! I just went over and loaded up my cart at their site. Between them and the new releases at The Greeting Farm today, I am SO over my craft budget (budget, what budget??!)!

So, I always thought I was a dog person until I got my cat. I haven't had a cat since I was very young, and I LOVE my cat. She is so sweet and when she crawls onto my lap it's because she wants to be near me unlike my dog who is just checking to see what I was last eating and if I dropped any! This card is for my friend who loves cats in general and mine particularly (she has cat sat while we were on vacation before). I used the stamp Kittycatabella. The DP and the flower are from Prima. I used my Nestabilites to cut out the image and the card stock it's layered on. I colored with Copics:
Skin: E50, E53, R20
Pants:B91, B93, B95
Hair, Cat, and Shirt: E43, E47, E49. Y15, Y17, Y38, YR16. T1, T3, T7, C0, C1.

For my second card I used Dogwalkabella. THE DP is My Minds Eye, the flowers are Prima, and I think the brad in the flower is from Making Memories. I used my white Signo gel pen to make the polka dots on her shirt. The rest is colored with Copics:

Skin: E00, E02, R20
Pants: YG95, G99
Top: BG32, BG34, BG49
Hair: E21,E25,E27,E29
Dogs and Shadows: C1,C3,C5,C7
Flowers: YR65, YR68

Thanks for taking time in your day to visit with me!

Sneak Peek - Anya and Ian Graduate!

Hi Everyone! I have a sneak peek of some new Anya and Ian Digi stamps that will be available tomorrow (April 1) at The Greeting Farm! Now, normally new Anya's and Ian's will be out on the 15th of each month but with the end of the school year right around the corner Marie wanted to make sure you had plenty of time to work on your graduation cards! There will still be new Anya and Ian's to look forward to on the 15th as well!

I had to do my first card in my old high school colors, just for fun! The DP is retired More Mustard print packs from SU. Anya is colored with Copics:

Skin:E000, E00, E02, R20
Hair:YR07, E08, E09, E27
Cap & Gown: G09, G19, G29

I wanted to make my second card a little more serious-looking. The DP is Me&My Big Ideas (B&W leaf print), DCWV (polka dots) andPaper Pizazz (stripe). Ian is colored with Copics.

Skin: E00, E02, R20
Hair: E21,E25,E27,E29
Sash: R24,R27,R29
Blacks and shadows: C1, C3,C5,C7,C9 SB110

I can't wait to see what the other DT members have done with these cuties! If you would like to see too, here's how to get there:

Jessica Diedrich, Club Anya VP and DT Coordinator

Thanks for visiting me today!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Anya Welcomes Spring!

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a really fun Girl Scout event on Saturday where the girls got to meet women from different Construction career fields. The girls got to hammer nails, use a drill, and bend electrical conduit!

I have two cards today, and both of them are celebrating Spring. (I have a ways to go before it will be anything like Spring here, but there's nothing like wishful thinking!) I don't know if you have noticed or not, but I don't usually use very many embellishments. Well, I have a confession to make - it's not because I don't love them. I am in awe of the card makers who have perfect clusters of strategically placed flowers on their cards, or have everything tied up with the perfect bow. I have an embellishment disability. They never look right where I place them, so almost every time I put them on I end up pulling them off. But I have decided I am really going to put more effort into embellishing my cards!

For the first card I used Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm. She is popped up on layers of DP by Prima. I bought the brads last year and I think they are Making Memories - I took them out of the package and put them in my brad storage containers! The ribbon is also from at least a year ago and is something I got for $1 at Micheals. I just typed the sentiment and printed from the computer. I colored her with Copics:

Skin: E50, E53, RV21
Hair: Cream Prisma, Y21, Y26, E33
Clothes: BG32, BG34, BG49 (I put these coors down first but they were a bit too green, so I went over them wth B02, B05, B09)
Flowers:RV32, RV34, R85, YG03, YG17
Shadows: c1, C3

My second card uses Pretty Hat Anya by The Greeting Farm. The DP is Sultry by Basic Grey. The flowers are all Prima except the bottom layer of the flower on the hat, which is punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The leaves are also from a Martha Stewart punch. I used two rhinestone brads and the rest of the "sparklys" are Swarovski crystals from the jewelry making section of the craft store. The sentiment was typed on the computer and printed out. Her hat and top are paper pieced and the rest is colored with Copics:

Skin: E00, E02, RV21
Skirt: RV32,RV34,R85

Thanks for visiting today! I hope it's warm where you are!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Anya, the Unicorn Princess!

Hi everyone! I had this idea that it would be really sweet if Princess Anya (from The Greeting Farm) could ride the Unicorn (also from The Greeting Farm, in digital form). So I thought I'd make her standing next to the Unicorn, getting ready to ride. The problem was that with the Unicorn printed to a size where he didn't take up the whole card front Anya just looked way too big to be riding on him. So I placed Anya on top of the frame, and I like to think that she's looking across the field, and getting ready for her first Unicorn ride!

I've been asked a few times to list the marker colors I used and so I will try to keep track of them from now on. I don't want to scare anybody off who is thinking of starting to use Copics, because I have seen many beautiful cards made using just a few markers. I am not much of a "less is more" girl, though, when it comes to coloring! So, for this card I used :

Skin: E00, E02, RV21 (Cheeks)
Hair: (Cream Prisma Marker - I do not yet have a pale yellow/almost off white Copic that would be good for the lightest part of the hair here. I tried Y000 at first but it had a slight green cast. If anyone has a suggestion, I'd love to hear it), plus Y21, Y26, Y28.
Blues (on Unicorn and Dress): B000, B01, B02
Pinks:RV21, RV23, RV25
Green:YG03, YG17
And I forgot to mark down what oranges I used on the flowers, sorry.

The DP is Little Yellow Bicycle. The flowers are Prima, with Swarovski crystals (from the jewelry craft section) glued in the centers. The pink flower was white and I used my Copics to make it match. And, finally, there is LOTS of Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU) on the Unicorn, crown and wand!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, filled with whatever makes them happiest!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Meet Charlotte

Hello Everyone! I am using another Ketto Image today from Stamping Bella - Charlotte! I just love her! I have to admit, I have a hard time resisting images with striped socks. I don't know what it is! Maybe they all look like cute little witches to me, and I love Fall and all things Halloween!

It is a pretty straightforward and simple card. Charlotte is colored with Copic markers. The DP is Fancy Pants Designs. You may have noticed I don't use a lot of sentiments on my cards. Mostly that's because I enjoy making cards so much I am usually way ahead of what I need. So I just tend to make most of them so they can be used for a number of different things.

Thanks for sharing a portion of your day with me! Hope yours is wonderful! ;-) Traci

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Superhero Ian!

So all of this altering Ian or Anya into a Rockstar has been so much fun, both to do and see! (If you don't know what I am talking about, head over to Club Anya and check out the fun contest going on right now!) I had to share this other altered Ian card. Last week my husband said to me," You should try to make him into Batman and Joker." He's always been a Batman fan and it's kind of a reoccuring theme in our lives together. Teh first Tim Burton Batman movie was one of our first dates. We both wore Batman t-shirts to our wedding reception. When our daughter was a baby, you were guaranteed to get a big grin by going "nananananana Batman!" and she had Batmand pajama's as a toddler, that she wore as her first Halloween costume. So, anyway, I had to try!
I made the images last week and I was so tickled to see Batman and the Joker with Ian's sweet face! They are both made with Dress Me Ian. For Batman, I traced Ian's head and drew a mask for him. I also traced his body twice and drew the Batman costume and the Joker costume. I really wanted a city scene behind them and I didn't have one (you'd think I'd just draw one, but I am way better drawing things that concern people - clothes, hair, people themselves. ) but I found 2 different ones at Starving Artists Stamps. I used Doodlefactory Rooftops Backdrop. Then while waiting for it to arrive, the Joker got something wet on him and got all smeared, so I had to do him again! (I'm so grateful it wasn't Batman - he took so much longer!) . Everything is colored wiht Copics.

Thanks so much for coming to see what I have done and all of the wonderful comments that are left - Traci

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some Ketto's

I intended to post this late last night, but I had a horrible headache. I ended up going to bed when my 9 year old daughter did!

I have two cards today, both made with Ketto images from Stamping Bella. These images are so sassy and fun if a little smaller than I expected (yes, I know it lists the size right on the site, but you know when you picture something in your head a certain way...)

The first uses Tatiana. I colored her with Copics and mounted her on some SU cardstock cut out with Nestabilities. The DP is Sassyfrass Lass. I somehow missed this stuff when it was new and had to track it down when I saw some (not the same print, but same line) used on a card by The Whimsical Butterfly. The photo corneres were punched with an SU punch.

The second card uses Suzette. I suppose she turned out a little Fall-ish but I just couldn't help myself when I saw all of those pretty sunflowers. The paper is Basic Grey. I got the idea for the flower from Melissa who makes the most beautiful home made flowers for her cards. I have a lot to learn and a ways to go before I can even come close to her gorgeous creations. Mine uses paper towels, coloerd with Copics to match Suzette, a circle of cardstock and a swirly paper clip (I'm sure there's an real name for those things, but I don't know it!)

Thanks for visiting today! I hope your day is GREAT!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wise Guy

Boy, where did this weekend go? I swear a few minutes ago I tried to think of what I did on Saturday and couldn't come up with anything. My mind was so blank I started think I missed a day and this was really Sunday!

Today's card uses the little owl from The Greeting Farm's Forest Friends. When this set was first sneak peaked I couldn't wait to be able to get my hot little hands on it, mostly for this darling owl. The rest of the set is adorable too, but I had to have HIM! And then I did nothing with him. I don't know if I was just building the anticipation for myself.....but I finally played with him this weekend. The sentiment I used is from a Cornish Heritage Farms owl set (I kinda like owls!). The paper is DCWV.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Really Rockin' the Farm!

I am so excited about this! I couldn't wait for today when this was announced!
Ok, so we have a ROCKIN' REBEL CONTEST for you over at Club Anya! Be sure to stop by the Blog today to find out more about this wicked cool contest, and the PRIZE! Here are the rules:
1.) Your challenge is to create your FAVORITE ROCKSTAR out of any Anya or Ian stamp (you MUST use an Anya or Ian stamp for this contest). We can't wait to see what you come up with! Feel free to BREAK ALL THE RULES...you know, gender, mix-matching heads and bodies, clothes, hair...you know, that kind of thing! More than likely, the more you mix it up, the better!
2.) This will be a JUDGED contest. The DT, Marie and I are looking forward to seeing ALL your awesome submissions and choosing a winner based on creativity and originality. We already know it's gonna be a TOUGH call!
3.) This contest will remain open until Friday, April 3nd, 2009 at 11:59 CST. All entries need to be uploaded to the Club Anya ROCKIN' REBEL gallery. Be sure to leave a comment on today's Club Anya post too, to let us know you played along! The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 4th on the Club Anya blog.
Good luck to all who enter and we can't WAIT to see what you come up with!

I am so excited because I LOVE to alter Anya and Ian stamps - not because I think they need to be changed because they are perfect! But I think anyone you make looks much cuter when they start as Anya or Ian! And I love rock music! I had so much fun making my two samples (although they took much longer than I usually spend on a single card!)

My first card is David Bowie in the early 70's when he did his Ziggy Stardust character. That has been my favorite music since I was about 12 (even though that music came out when I was around 2!) I used Happy Chef Ian's face and put a post-it note over the part of the hair (and eyebrows, cuz Bowie shaved them off then!) I didn't want. I drew new hair and colored it with Prisma markers. The body is from Dress Me Ian. I cut it out and traced it onto seperate paper where I drew the clothes I wanted. The paper is Summer Soiree by FancyPants (orange) and Offbeat by Basic Grey (white print). The jewels are from the jewelry section at JoAnn's.

This was so much fun I had to do two! My second card is The Ramones! I used the faces from Dress Me Ian on 2 of them (Joey and Tommy!) Happy Chef for one (Johnny) and Skateboard Ian for one (DeeDee!) I had to change their mouth's because they just didn't look like Ramones with Ian's sweet little smile. If I'd been paying more attention to the design instead of giggling at how much fun I was having I probably would have switched DeeDee and Johnny's places so that all 3 of the "blue" jeans were not together! I was just thinking that Joey and Johnny were the center of the group and should be the center of the card! No DP on this one - I drew the wall behind them and gaffitied my sentiment. This was too much fun!

I hope you all have as much fun as I did!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Miss Anya With a Lime Green Purse

Now that it's Wednesday, I am finally starting to feel like myself again. Last week was Spring Break here, and I work part time at my daughter's school so it was Spring Break for both of us. Now, I naturally like to stay up late and sleep late and given just a few days when I don't have to get up I very quickly switch my internal clock around. So after many days of staying up late and sleeping late I've had a hard time adjusting to the Back to School schedule.

My card today features one of the Sassy Miss Anya's! I used some paper from My Mind's Eye that I bought years ago because I loved it, then I never knew what to do with it! I think it suits Miss Anya nicely! The sentiment on the side is from a retired Stampin Up set. There were a bunch of phrases on one stamp that I cut apart (and mounted on EZ Mount because I like my sets that way!) She is colored with Prisma markers and has a lime green purse just because I love lime green purses.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

2 More Hero's

Yesterday, I said I had two more Hero cards to share with you and here they are! They both use various pieces of Creative Imaginations DP. The first one has some crystal effects on the star (which was just circle punched out of one of the pieces of DP). Both were colored with a combo of Prisma markers and Copics.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Hero and a Sugar Plum Fairy

Hi everyone! The day is almost over and I am just now getting a chance to post. Sorry! Last night I made 3 different cards using the Hero set from The Greeting Farm. I'm only going to show one today and I'll post the other 2 tomorrow because I want to post my daughter's Sugar Plum Fairy card today too! The first Hero card is very simple. He is colored with Prisma markers (except his face - those are Copics) and popped up on some wonderful Patriotic paper by Creative Imaginations.

My daughter (who, if you've read my "about me" doesn't like crafts) has told me I have to change what I've written there bacause she now likes to card-make with me as long as it involves coloring in Anya's with Prisma or Copic markers. When I was making my Ballerina Anya for the big reveal yesterday she decided she wanted to make a Sugar Plum Fairy with the Ballerina Anya. I htought the idea was so cute and told her I'd put it here for everyone to see. (She thinks having a blog makes me famous! ;-) )

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beautiful Ballerina Anya

Isn't she sweet and gorgeous! I hope you had fun playing! If you haven't already checked out the cards on the other awesome DT member site's you should. Those ladies amaze me every time I see their creations (and I don't get to see theirs until 12:00 today either!)

Jessica Diedrich, Club Anya VP and DT Coordinator

Blog Hop - Guess the Mystery Anya!

WooHoo! New release day is finally here! The Greeting Farms has some adorable new Anya and Ian stamps available today! Over the last few days the other DT members and I have been showing you sneak peaks of Wild Things, the new Digi Baseball Ian and Digi Easter Anya. A few of the DT's showed some beautiful cards made with Geisha Anya, now available in rubber (mine is at the end of this post.) And now we have one new release left - The Mystery Anya! I've shown just a tiny portion of her and there is a Super Fun Blog Hop to Guess the Mystery Anya and win some rubber!

March Blog Hop Official Rules:
If you are just starting out on my blog, be sure to back up to the Jacquie's blog, to officially start the hop and collect your clues along the way. The clues lie somewhere within your instructions on where to go next for this blog hop ;)
Once you are done "hopping" you should have 6 clues in total. You will then have until 11:59AM CST to email Jessica at yeahshestamps@gmail.com with all 6 clues and your guess as to what the new "Mystery" Anya is. Entries will not be accepted after 11:59 CST, as the new Anya will be revealed at Noon CST on the Club Anya Blog.
Three randomly chosen winners will be announced on the Club Anya blog on Sunday along with the winner of the sketch challenge.
Good Luck and get hoppin! *************************************************************************************
So, if you're ready to keep playing, you should Pointe yourself over to Michelle's blog.

Here are my cards made with the wonderful new Geisha Anya (in rubber)! I didn't get her right away when she was in digital form because I didn't know if she was really "my thing" but I am so in love with her now. She is so fun to color, and she looks so elegant! My first card uses Some Basic Grey DP (Lily Kate). I used Chrystal effects on her hair. It is extra thick because first my daughter walked up and said "oh, what's this?" and picked her up before she was dry so I had to add more to remove the fingerprints, then several hours later when she was ALMOST dry I flipped her over on her face and put little marks in her hair!

The second Geisha also used some Basic Grey Dp, Pima flowers, and stick on pearls. I still don't have any blacks or greys in Copics so her hair is colored with Prisma markers but the rest of her are copics. I think the markers work just fine together (I've read in some places it's fine they are both alcohol ink, and other sites say "never use them together!") I just think the tips on the copics are much sturdier. I can tell if I've never used a Prisma before because the tip is still very pointy and sharp but after even one use it's a little mushy.

Well, have lots of fun today (hope to see you back for the full reveal of Mystery Anya after 12 CST) and Good Luck!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Digi's at The Greeting Farm!

I am beginning to think that Marie at The Greeting Farm can read my mind! One day, last month I was thinking it would be cute to have an Anya Pixie, so I decided to make my own by drawing wings and using Rockstar Anya and Dress Me Anya. The very next day, before I even loaded mine to the gallery, Marie showed a sneak peak of Tink, Chloe and Eva! So then, right before the images arrived for the DT team to prepare for this sneak peak I was thinking "I'd love a baseball Anya or Ian to make cards for my mother, brothers and nieces and nephew" (they're all big baseball fans!) and then this cutie arrived in Digi form! What do you think I should wish for next?! HA!

The first card uses Creative Imaginations DP and some star brads I've had for awhile. I used a brown Prisma marker to make the silver brads look older because I wanted a vintage feel to this card. Ian's hat has an "A" for team Anya!

My second card with Baseball Ian was done in my high school colors as a birthday card for my little brother. Ian's arm and the baseball ard are cut out and popped up. The DP is K&Co.

Ok, is this Easter Anya Digi the cutest ever with her basket of eggs and bunny ears? I had to use lots of sparkle and Easter egg colors! The big eggs are all cut out using oval nestabilities. Two of them were from Making Memories DP and the other were SU card stock that I ran through a cuttlebug embossing folder. I added glitter to the raised images on the pink egg and suger coated brads from Doodlebug Designs to the green egg. The tri-fold tutorial can be found on Markie's Mom's blog.

Both of these cuties will be available in digital form tomorrow at The Greeting Farm. Tomorrow will also be the sneak peak for the last "Mystery" Anya and the blog hop with the guess the "Mystery" Anya contest so be sure to visit The Greeting Farm and Club Anya tomorrow. If you haven't already, take a look at what the other awesome Club Anya DT members have done with these cuties!

Jessica Diedrich, Club Anya VP and DT Coordinator
Michelle Oatman-Guest Designer

Thanks for coming by and see you tomorrow!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are!

I am so excited to show you a sneak peak of one of the adorable sets coming out on Sunday the 15th at The Greeting Farm! This one is called Wild Things and it is sooo cute! Besides the Lion, Monkey, and Bird seen here there is also a Bear and Bunny Rabbit! Tomorrow there will be another sneak peak and then on Sunday there will be a Blog Hop, starting at Jacquie's blog, with a contest to guess the "Mystery" Anya! It starts at 7 AM CST and your answers need to be e-mailed to Jessica by 11:59 AM CST.

For my card today I decided to do a jungle scene. One vine is cut out of the My Mind's Eye DP and popped up and the little monkey is popped up to swing on it! Everything is colored with Prisma Markers (except for the faces - those are my new Copics!). The back panel of DP is Basic Grey and the Card Stock is SU. The ribbon is from the fabric section at JoAnn's.

If you haven't already you should stop on over at the other DT's sites to see some wonderful and very different ways to use these cute images!
Jessica Diedrich, Club Anya VP and DT Coordinator

Thnaks for stopping by and good luck with the contest on Sunday!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dress Me Anya (for Summer!)

Hi everyone! I was away from the computer all day yesterday (well, I checked in very briefly to read the bio on Jessica on Club Anya). I needed to work some more on my samples for the sneak peaks from The Greeting Farm that starts this Friday (with the big reveal and blog hop on Sunday!) I had to try to clean my sadly neglected house - even with hours of work it still looks pretty bad. I guess that's what happens when you spend every spare minute stamping! And I bought my first few Copics on Tuesday and so I was playing with them (and ordering more! AAGH!) How to explain this to the Hubby when I just bought my Prisma's a few months ago? It helps that our daughter now likes to stamp and color with me because she likes to use the markers. He's actually very supportive of any artsy activity (I thank his mother who is also very artsy/craftsy) but he probably wants to remain in the dark about the money involved!

So, todays card was meant to be put up yesterday. Sorry....I probably still have 2 more months of winter here. Right now the snow is melting, but I know it's just playing with us! We usually have the studded tires on until May. So I felt like pretending Summer was closer than it actually is and dressed Anya for Summer! Dress Me Anya from The Greeting Farm is paper pieced and colored with Prisma Markers. The DP is K&Co. I used some Stampin Up build a brad's and cut the little strawberries from hte DP to put in the brad's. I'm not sure of the brand of the ric-rac.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Candy Fairy Tink

Hi Everyone! This card today makes me so happy! It uses Fairy Tink from The Greeting Farm and some of the fun paper that I picked up Saturday (DCWV). I made a frame for her using Nesties and cut her giant lollipop out of some of the paper. Her wings have lots of Dazzling Diamonds on them (I love glitter!)

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Not So Wicked Pixie

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I did a little sledding and movie watching between stamping. I also did some paper shopping on Saturday, because if you have new stamps you need new paper, too, right?! I'll just keep telling myself that is perfectly logical!

My card today uses the Fairy Chloe (ok, I had to edit that! For some reason I want to refer to her as a Pixie! Wonder Why?!) from The Greeting Farm. I love these little Fairies (Pixies)! I thought maybe she lived in a cute little mushroom in the forest. We have these mushrooms that grow here that are a bright orangey-red with white polka dots on them and I always think they are so pretty. I have the feeling they are poisonous, but still pretty, so that's how I made her house. She is colored with my Prisma Markers and her wings have Dazzling Diamonds on them. The DP is Imaginisce and the card stock is Stampin Up. I cut the mushroom shape and grass free-hand. I kind of wish I'd done the grass differently, but I'll keep that in mind next time!

Thanks for stopping by - I hope your day is great!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rock the Farm Anya!

Hi Everyone! Once again, its a very late start for me!

Today's card uses Rock the Farm and McSplendid Farm from The Greeting Farm. These two sets are so much fun to use together! I had to color my cow's nose (is it called a nose? Muzzle? I don't know!) bright pink because every time I think of a cow that's what I see in my head. My grandparents had cows when I was little and I remember petting their pink noses and feeling their scratchy tongues when they licked feed from my outstretched palm.

The DP and card stock are from Stampin Up.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Couple of Sketch Challenges

Hi Everyone! I am getting such a late start today! Since it's the start of Spring Break I let my daughter have a sleep-over and we have all just been lazing around all morning!

My first card is for the sketch challenge over at Club Anya. If you love these stamps like I do you should head over and take a look because you can win one of the new stamps sets just by participating in the sketch challenge! So, for my card I used the new set Forest Friends - so adorable! I colored the deer with my Prismacolor markers. The DP is from Imaginisce and the card stock is Stampin Up. The brads are some I've had sitting around forever from Queen & Co.

My second card is for the Sketch challenge this week over at Splitcoast. I used Rockstar Anya - I think she's my favorite Greeting Farm stamp although it's so hard to choose. Ask me when I'm in a different mood and I'll probably pick another one! The DP and card stock is Stampin Up.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sneak Peak at Club Anya

I am so excited! If you have not been over to Club Anya today, you should head there right now! Jessica put up a sneak peak picture of the set coming out on the 15th and it is so cute! I can't believe I am lucky enough that I'll get to play with it early! I'm going to be stalking the mailbox today (I also ordered the cute little Pixie's and the adorable Forest Friends on Sunday, and I hope they'll be here today!)

My card today is another one made with the Fabulous Miss Anya set! She is colored with Prisma markers and popped up on some cute DP by Autumn Leaves.

Well, today is the last day of school here before the beginning of Spring Break (I work part time at my daughter's elementary school, so it is Spring Break for me too!) So, Happy Spring Break (even though it's barely breaking 10 degrees here, and is snowing!) !

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Pink Chocolate Kiwi Color Challenge

I made this card for the color challenge this week over a Splitcoaststampers - Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss, and Chocolate Chip. I love these colors together! I used one of the wonderful Miss Anya stamps from the Greeting Farm. She is colored with Prisma Markers and paper pieced. The DP is Basic Gray and the card stock is Stampin up. I'm not sure what brand the brads are - they were in a scrapbooking kit I got several years ago.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I am so excited and thrilled to announce that I have been chosen to be a part of the Club Anya design team! I love these stamps and I can't believe I get to play with them and create sneak peaks for the next 6 months! Yeah! My fellow design team members are:

Jessica Deidrich, Club VP/DT Coordinator
Jacquie Peifer
Janna Hull
Kristine Moldenhauer Biseth

and we have 3 guest designers:

Michelle Oatman
Joni Wilson
Rosette Camilleri

Miss Anya

Today's card uses one of the awesome Miss Anya stamps. I colored her with Prisma markers and used some beautiful K&Co DP.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Gimme an A-N-Y-A!

Hi! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good. I love weekends with very few "have to do's" and this weekend was like that. The only thing on the list that I had to do was Brownie cookie booth sales and that was actually pretty fun.

My card today uses Cheerleader Anya from The Greeting Farm. She is colored with Prismacolor markers. The sentiment is a retired Stamping Up set that I cut apart (it had lots of little phrases on one stamp) and mounted on EZ-Mount. (I put all of my retired sets on EZ-Mount and store them in CD cases. They take up so much less room and I really like using them with acrylic blocks!) I love that The Greeting Farm stamps come mounted on cling foam to begin with!

The DP is FancyPants and the card stock is Stampin Up. I sewed around the edges and used some Pima's and SU buttons for embellishment.

Hope your week is great (Spring break is right around the corner!)