Friday, July 28, 2017

Tim's Crazy Dogs

Hi All,
Hope you are enjoying your summer!

I've been having a ball with Tim Holtz's "Crazy Dogs" stamps and dies!!!

I had several different occasions to make cards; birthday, graduation, congratulations and even thank you and these fun dogs fit the bill for ALL of them!

Here they are:


Birthday card for Maria 


Graduation card for Mark




As you can see, the layout is the same for all of the cards.  I layered the pencil colored dogs on a piece of card stock that was embossed with the appropriate saying for the card.  Added some extras and most importantly added the sunglasses!!!  And don't forget to add glossy accents to the lenses to make them look shiny and like real lenses!

Hope you're having a great day and finding some time to craft!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
       ~Anna

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stacy's Classes this Saturday!

The special day is almost here!

Here are samples from the two classes:


You will use Stacy's new lighthouse stamps in the morning class (10:30am)


and use these beautiful medallion stamps for the 1:00pm class/

For those of you who are worried about the detour in Sparrowbush......NO WORRIES!  The bridge is completed and there ISN'T any detour anymore!!! Yay!

If you would like to join us, there still are a few seats available.  Please contact me ASAP to reserve your seat today!

Looking forward to seeing you and spending fun day of crafting!
                                   ~ Anna

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oh, the Ever So Cute Japanese Paper Dolls

I have been having a ball with these new dies from Frantic Stamper called, Kokeshi Japanese Paper Dolls die set. They are just so cute!!! And what's neat is that you can cut out 6 different hair styles with ONE pass of your die cutting machine! I do wish it had more "body" dies, but I did get around that.  Since the die is not detailed at all, I ran two pieces of card stock with the die and therefore got double the amount of base bodies as opposed to only using one piece of card stock.

Here is what I came up with:


And here are a bunch of dolls that I just put together. I had so much fun watching them "grow" and choosing the varies hair styles as well as the different color kimonos. With these dolls, I will be ready to put a card together in just about no time.

And let me show you what the background card stock looks like when I cut out all the pieces.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders to create the backgrounds.  It is very simple to use these powders; just sprinkle on the card stock and mist it with water.  The result is a beautiful shimmery watercolor background! The MICA is these powders is what gives it the shimmery shine which is perfect for this project making the kimonos look like real satin!




Hope you get inspired and start playing with these Pixie Powders.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend,
Anna

Supplies Used:

Dies:  Frantic Stamper Japanese Dolls, Spellbinders Nesting Scalloped and regular rectangles, Impression Obsession small tags, Marianne Creatables Butterflies set
Other: Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Carol Chiaramonte's Unconventional Valentine Card

I received Carol's Valentine card the other day and I was totally blown away with it!!! I just LOVED the color and I NEVER would have thought to use this color combo for Valentine's Day.  I've used the traditional red or pink, and even red, white and black, but this idea of teal just was totally out of the box and again, I just loved it! It also is a very simple design and you can create multiples of it.


I have emailed Carol to tell her that this card was out of this world and she was the usual Carol.  I know she loves easy, not many layers and nothing that is messy! She shared with me that she wanted to GET RID OF HER SCRAPS, and so she used up her scraps!!! She ended up with many cards and in many colors.  I should have asked her, how did she know I love teal blue???

Well, that's about it.
Thanks for stopping by,
         ~Anna