Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Anita Be Challenged?


It's an exciting day for us here at Anita Be Stampin! Why you ask? ;) The Anita Be Stampin Challenge blog opens today...woot woot! :) I hope you'll join us for our very first sketch challenge. Click here to find out how you could win a $15 gift certificate to Anita Be Stampin.

Take a look at this sketch, will ya? Doesn't it just make you want to scoot on over to the Anita Be Stampin Challenge Blog? While you are there check out all of the details on how you can join in our weekly challenges. Participants who make a new creation using any Anita Be Stampin image have the opportunity to win prizes...gotta love that!

While you're checking out the ABS Challenge Blog you will notice that there are many several gorgeous creations from our very own beautiful ABS DT. Please take the time to check them out and leave my DT pals some comment love. Careful though...that's a lot of cute for only one blog post. ;)

I chose to create a card using the Anita Be Stampin Busty Betsy digi image to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The sentiment is from the ABS Cherry Sweet cling mounted rubber stamp set. I am lovin' this netting material that I picked up from good old Hobby Lobby recently. I sure hope you like my card!

Challenge yourself today! :)

Hugs,



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Busty Betsy digi image, sentiment from Cherry Sweet cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI SSW, Prism pink, SU black, MM patterned paper
Ink: Black, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, SU punches, EK success embossed curve border punch, adhesive rhinestones, netting

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wonderland Cupcake Insipiration Challenge

Hi there! :) I hope you have had a fabulous weekend so far. This week the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is sponsored by Tiddly Inks. Christy Croll, owner of and artist for Tiddly Inks, has created some fabulous Alice in Wonderland inspired digi images. Christy is as sweet and nice as they come...a total doll!
My card is inspired by the amazing cupcake photo above. I can't even imagine how long it took to decorate those cupcakes! The patterned paper used is from the Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious 6x6 Mini Deck. I sure hope you like it!

Don't forgot to swing over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog to check out all of the creations that the CIC DT Sweeties made and participate in this week's challenge. I look forward to seeing your challenge creations! :)


Crafty hugs,


Stamps: Tiddly Inks digi images, Unity sentiment
Paper: White, blue, Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious 6x6 Mini Deck
Ink: SU eggplant envy, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, AC ribbon, CC ribbon, brad

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #83

Happy Halloween! I absolutely cannot believe that fall is here. It is soooo freakin' cold already here in Nebraska. Hmmph. ;)

Even though it's Halloween I don't have a Halloween project to share. Instead I'm here with this sympathy card that features fall colors. The patterned paper used is from the Basic Grey Pyrus line. I believe this is a new line by BG, but I'm not sure. Either way it is a gorgeous collection of paper that is just perfect for fall projects.


This week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, sponsored by Woodware USA, is inspired by the gorgeous cupcake photo above. This cupcake is so elegant and pretty...I just love it! ;) Now, if only I could taste it too...LOL I hope you'll swing over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog to see what the other CIC DT Sweeties have "cooked up" for you and play along in this week's challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: none! ;) computer generated sentiment
Paper: kraft, Basic Grey pp
Ink: just good old printer ink
Accessories: Melissa Frances vintage ribbon, Prima flower

Sunday, October 24, 2010

ABS Sponsoring CIC - FREE shipping


Happy Sunday peeps! This week's Cupcake Inspiration is sponsored by Anita Be Stampin...woot woot! This card features the Anita Be Stampin Broomhilda cling mounted rubber stamp set, currently available on a pre-order basis. I have it on good authority that these stamp sets will be in stock and ready to ship on Tuesday. ;) Click here to learn how you could save 15% off the regular price on the Broomhida cling mounted rubber stamp set.

I am also excited to announce that we are offering FREE shipping to the U.S. and Canada on ANY size rubber stamp order at Anita Be Stampin, starting right now through Sunday, October 31st! (Non-Canadian international customers will receive a $3 shipping discount, but must email their order to me for proper shipping calculations.) No coupon code is required!

Here is the inspiration photo for this week's challenge. Aren't these cupcakes all kinds of spooky!?!

This card will be entered in a couple of additional challenges: SCS Sketch Challenge #303
and Crazy for Challenges #60.

Please visit the
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog to all of the projects that the CIC DT Sweeties have made for you. If you participate in the CIC challenge this week you have a chance to win goodies from Anita Be Stampin...gotta love that!


Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Broomhilda cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI SSW, SU wild wasabi, eggplant, black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, SU egglant, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, SU punches, EK Success embossed curve border punch, MM bat brads, MM ribbon, black Stickles

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Ghoulish Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

Happy Sunday, friends! Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #81 is sponsored by Raindrop Echo Designs, who has generously provided the CIC DT Sweeties with digital sentiment stamps to work with. I chose to work with this Halloween Ticket Sentiments image, which I colored using my Copic airbrush.

The main image used is from the Anita Be Stampin Frankenbride cling mounted rubber stamp set. This card will also be entered in Card Patterns Sketch challenge #86. I felt like the left side of this card needed a little pizzazz, so I outlined the edge of the punched black paper with a quickie glue pen and sprinkled a little Martha Stewart onyx glitter on. I think it did the trick. ;)


Aren't the cupcakes in this week's inspiration photo just adorable? I continue to be amazed by the talent of those who can decorate cupcakes so beautifully.
Hmmm...decorating fabulous cupcakes...I'll add that to the growing list of things I'd like to learn how to do someday. LOL


I hope this inspires you to create a fabulous project! Just mosey on over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog to participate. I can't wait to see what you make! Also, don't forget to check out the projects made by the rest of the CIC DT Sweeties (links are located in my sidebar).


Have an absolutely fabulous day!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Frankenbride cling mounted rubber stamp set, Raindrop Echo Designs Halloween Tickets Sentiments digi image
Paper: PTI SSW, plum, SU black, Basic Grey Eerie pp
Ink: Copic markers (C1, C3, C5, C9, YG000, YG21, YG23, V91, V95, V99)
Accessories: Nesties, MS cornice border punch, MS onyx glitter, quickie glue pen, SEI button, Michael's twine, unknown ribbon (but I do know it came from Ellen Hutson's store)

Blog Hop and Digi Release for a Great Cause



Welcome to the Unscripted Sketches Blog Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness!

I have a wonderful surprise in store for you today! We are releasing the Busty Betsy digi image, available now at Anita Be Stampin. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from Busty Betsy digi image sales will benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. By purchasing this digi you are not only supporting a cause close to all of our hearts (literally!), you are receiving a super cute digi to play with. It's a win, win! ;)

I am thrilled to be joining the fabulous ladies at Unscripted Sketches on this hop today! One lucky winner will receive their choice of either 1 Anita Be Stampin cling mounted rubber stamp set or 3 digi images. Woot woot! Be sure to scoot on over to Unscripted Sketches to get all the deets on how you could be the lucky winner and get hoppin' . Thanks so much for joining me in supporting this great cause! :)

Don't forgot...Anita Be Stampin is also offering free shipping to the U.S. and Canada on every rubber stamp order now through Sunday night!

Have a super fab Saturday!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Busty Betsy digi image, computer generated sentiment
Paper: PTI ssw, Prism pink, MME Meadowlark pp, Crafty Secrets Radiant pp
Ink: Copic markers, Copic multiliner
Accessories: Nesties, Wild Orchid Crafts roses, SU punches, Paper Studio brads, Hero Arts adhesive rhinestone, Shimmerz bubble gum paint

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free Shipping Through Sunday!


We are having FREE shipping to the U.S. and Canada on ANY size rubber stamp order at Anita Be Stampin, starting right now through Sunday night! Woot woot! (Non-Canadian international customers will receive a $3 shipping discount, but must email their order to me for proper shipping calculations.) If you have had your eye on any of our stamp sets, just shimmy on over to Anita Be Stampin and treat yourself to some rubbah while our free shipping offer is still valid. No coupon code is required!

Our rubber stamp sets are already cling foam mounted and scroll cut, so they are ready to play with the day they arrive at your home. Just attach the pre-cut Anita Be Stampin rubber stamps to an acrylic block and get stampy right away. Gotta love that! :)

I used the Celebration Cooper rubber stamp set on today's card. This is one of my absolute fave sets. I can never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand! Please tell me you can relate. LOL This card will be entered in Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #88 and Crazy 4 Challenges #58. I have been relying on card challenges to spark my creativity lately. I just love 'em! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Celebration Cooper cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI ssw, aqua, lavender, DCWV Sweet Stack pp
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesites, EK Success embossed curve border punch, PTI lavender ribbon, The Paper Company Studio adhesive rhinestones

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - Fall Kindness

Hello there! :) It's Sunday, and that means that it's time for another fabulous, delicious looking cupcake photo to inspire our crafty mojo.

This week the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is to create a card based on this lovely cupcake. Aren't these fall colors just gorgeous!?!


Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #80 is sponsored by A Passion For Stamps, who has generously provided us with a digi image to work with. I chose the Lily image as I knew I would enjoy coloring this image with Copic markers.

I kept the card quite simple as I wanted the main image to be the star of the show. It may be difficult to see in the photo, but there are tiny drops of glossy accents on the petals that are meant to look like dew. I really like the way that the dew turned out in spite of the fact that I had a little lapse of judgement after applying the glossy accents. I propped my image up vertically to dry, and some of my dew drooped as a result. Leave it to me to pull a smooth move like that. LOL ;)

Have a fabulous Sunday!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #79


Happy Sunday peeps! I'm running just a little late today, eh? ;) It's time for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge once again, and this week the challenge is sponsored by Softpencil. Isn't that inspiration cupcake just frightful? Frightfully cute if you ask me! LOL

I used a lot of distressing on this project, and I tend to think the distressed look complements the Halloween theme well. I think it's because the distressed edges remind me of cobwebs, especially when white core paper is used. I masked off the main image and used my Copic airbrush to color the background yellow. Can you believe I have had my air compressor (purchased for use with my airbrush) sitting around unopened for over a year!?! Yeah, that's so my style. I finally used it. No more canned air for me...hooray!

I hope you'll come and participate in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week! Don't forget to check out all of the other creations the CIC DT Sweeties have made as well (links are located on the sidebar).

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Softpencil
Paper: PTI ssw, SU kraft, old olive, Recollections Halloween pp
Ink: Copic markers
Accessories: AC ribbon

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Grand Opening


Happy World Card Making Day! To celebrate, let's have a grand opening! ;) That's right, Anita Be Stampin is now open for business. Woot woot! Please join us at the Anita Be Stampin Papercraft Planet group today for our grand opening celebration. There will be opportunities to win prizes throughout the day, and we'll be there chattin' up a storm from 7-9 pm CST.

My first card today features the Celebration Cooper cling mounted rubber stamp set. I just love this little cow! This image is soooo easy to color, which I love because you can throw a birthday card together quite quickly using it. I hope you like him as much as I do! :)

My second card today features the Broomhilda cling mounted rubber stamp set, which is currently available on a pre-order basis. Yup, I think she's a good witch! :)

Thank you so much for all of the kind words and well wishes that have been offered to me recently. As I embark on this new adventure, I am bound learn and grow as I go. I am so excited that you will be coming along with me on this ride.

Don't forgot to check out our brand spankin' new, freshly updated website at www.anitabestampin.com. Questions and suggestions regarding our site are always welcome.

Thanks so much!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Sneak Peek Day 3


Happy Friday! :) Oh my goodness...only one more sleep 'til our grand opening celebration. I am beyond excited! I have more images to introduce to you today, so I'll hop right to it. The first card features the "Cherry Sweet" cling mounted rubber stamp set. Is she cute or what? This card will be entered in Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #93.


Oh, isn't this little gal just the spookiest!?! LOL I used a digi image called Tabitha for my second sample today. I just adore this little witch! This card is based on SCS Sketch #300.

My last card features a digi image called Tallulah. Isn't this gal so prim and proper!?! I dressed her necklace up with some rhinestones and gave her a "diamond" earring to match. Love it! This card will be submitted to Pink Elephant Challenge # 84.

Don't forgot to pop say and hi throughout the day at the Anita Be Stampin PCP group tomorrow. We will be giving away goodies, and you won't want to miss your opportunity to win! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

See ya tomorrow! :)


Cherry-O:
Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Cherry Sweet cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI ssw, blush, SU riding hood red, kiwi, October Afternoon Cherry Hill pp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copic markers, SU riding hood red
Accessories: Nesties, SU circle punch, Stickles, Basics ribbon

Happy Halloween:
Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Tabitha digi image
Paper: PTI ssw, SU black, kiwi, orchid, pumpkin pie, Recollections Halloween pp
Ink: Copic markers, SU pumpkin pie
Accessories: Nesties, SU punches, ribbon, Paper Studio glitter brads

Happy Birthday:
Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Tallulah digi image, sentiment from Anita Be Stampin Rosie’s Sweets rubber stamp set Paper: PTI ssw, aqua, SU black, Prism pink, Kaleidoscope Blue/Pink Dots pp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, SU punches, Schiff ribbon, adhesive rhinestones, Paper Studio brads

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Sneak Peek Day 2

Hi there, bloggy friends! :) Are you ready for some bling, people? LOL Today we are revealing a few more images that will be available on Saturday...woot woot! First up is a card using the "Rosie Shops" cling mounted rubber stamp set. Isn't she fierce!?!


The second card features a digi image to be released on Saturday called "Of Course I Willa", or just Willa for short. She's quite the lucky gal...look at that big engagement ring! LOL I made the large flower by using Nestabilities to cut circles out of cardstock, then distressing the circles and layering them using dimensional foam adhesive.

Please remember that we will be celebrating the grand opening of Anita Be Stampin at the ABS PCP Group on Saturday, October 2nd with lots of fun and opportunities to win prizes throughout the day. We'll also be chatting it up from 7-9 CST at the ABS PCP Group and offering even more opportunities to win prizes during that time. You won't want to miss it! ;)

Hope your day is blingin'!


Shop 'Til We Drop:
Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Rosie Shops cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI ssw, SU melon mambo, kiwi, black, KI Memories Girly Girly Dress Up pp
Ink: Copic markers, SU melon mambo
Accessories: Nesties, SU ribbon, slit punch, adhesive rhinestones

Congratulations:
Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Willa digi image, SU sentiment
Paper: PTI ssw, SU purely pomegranate, black, gray, Making Memories 5th Avenue pp
Ink: Copic markers, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Nesties, MS cornice border punch, adhesive rhinestones

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Sneak Peek Day 1

Hi everybody! :) I hope you are well on your way to having a fabulous day already. Today Lelia and I will begin showing sneak peeks of images that will be available at Anita Be Stampin on Saturday, grand opening day...woot woot! I used a rubber stamp set called "Rosie's Sweets" on my first card today. Joe's had a hand in naming this stamp set after his adorable niece Rosie. He took one look at the main image and said the eyes reminded him of her. Too cute!

Next up, I have used one of the digi images that will be released on Saturday. The digi image is called "Soon to Bree a Mama", or just Bree for short. Every pregnant gal needs a little bling on her outfit and/or shoes don't you think? LOL

I sure hope you like what you've seen so far. Please stop by each day for the rest of the week to see even more images revealed.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Happy Birthday Rosie:

Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Rosie’s Sweets cling mounted rubber stamp set

Paper: PTI ssw, chocolate, SU kiwi, MME Bubblegum Girl pp

Ink: SU cool caribbean, Copic markers

Accessories: Nesties, SU ribbon, rhinestone brads, scallop border punch, Paper Studio brads

You Grow Girl:

Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Bree digi image, computer generated sentiment

Paper: PTI ssw, chocolate, SU soft sky, DCWV Sweet stack pp

Ink: Copic markers

Accessories: Nesties, fruit punch Stickles, AC ribbon, CTMH crocheted flowers, Rob and Bob Studio snaps


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hoo Loves Cupcake Inspiration, Baby?



Welcome to Sunday honeys! :) I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far. The fall weather that we are having here in Nebraska is downright lovely. It's so nice to be able to open the windows and let the fresh air in....love it!

This week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is sponsored by Pink Cat Studio. I have been a huge fan of PCS images for some time. They have some really adorable stuff!

It's been awhile since I have made a card for Joe, so I thought I'd go masculine with this challenge. Okay, okay...I know the floral paper doesn't exactly scream masculine, but I tried. LOL Be sure to tell somebody hoo you love how much ya love 'em today, k? ;)

With love,



Stamps: PCS Squirt digi image
Paper: PTI ssw, kraft, brown, MME Magnolia pp
Ink: SU choc chip, Copic markers
Accessories: SU ribbon, Stickles

Friday, September 24, 2010

Follow Me Fairy Freebie


Hi everybody! I am totally excited to announce that the Anita Be Stampin Papercraft Planet Group is open today...woot woot! I hope you'll stop by and join us. I'd love to get to know you better! Want to know another great reason to join our group? The ABS Follow Me Fairy digi image used on this card is available for FREE exclusively for members of our PCP group. Just click here to join the Anita Be Stampin PCP group and you will have access to download the image shortly thereafter. I sure hope you like it! :)

I have one more exciting announcement for you! We will be celebrating our grand opening at the ABS PCP Group on Saturday, October 2nd with lots of fun and opportunities to win prizes throughout the day. To top it all off, we'll be chatting it up from 7-9 CST at the ABS PCP group and dishing out even more opportunities to win prizes during that time. I can't wait to see you there! ;)

I've entered this creation in both this week's Flutterby Wednesday Challenge and Truly Scrumptious Challenge #41.

Whoa...did I ever get a late start today!?! I had planned on having this up much, much earlier but I hit a few bumps in the road. Good bumps, I might add. It all started with a fun lunch date with Joe's little sister, and then "should we get a pedicure while we're out?", and then "of course, we deserve it", and the day just snowballed from there. LOL Gotta love fun girl stuff, right! :)

Thank you so much for your beautiful support!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Follow Me Fairy digi image
Paper: PTI ssw, MME pp, unknown teal shimmer paper
Ink: Copic markers
Accessories: OCL sparkly fluff, Shimmerz angel wings, Schiff ribbon, Nesties, Creative Memories butterfly punch

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #76


Happy Sunday blog world! :) I'm pretty excited about this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. Isn't that inspiration photo just gorgeous!?! So yummy! LOL The sponsor for Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #76 is A Passion For Stamps. Don't forgot to check out the lovely creations that the other CIC DT Sweeties have made (links in sidebar).

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil Pammy's Stocking digi image, LAD sentiment
Paper: PTI cream, MME pp
Ink: Copic markers, SU chocolate chip, very vanilla craft ink
Accessories: Nesties, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Ribbon, paper doily, ribbon

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Simple Season's Greetings

Happy Tuesday peeps! :) My guests have gone home (insert sad face here), and things are slowly getting back to normal around here. I had a chance to get crafty today after spending a little bit of time tidying up the house this morning. Gotta love that...the getting crafty part and not the tidying up part. LOL

The main image is a C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies digi image called Santa Birgitta. I decided to use the non-traditional holiday colors of kraft, pink, and green for this simple card. I really need to be more on top of the holiday card situation this year. Last year I procrastinated making cards and never even sent any out (hanging my head in shame). I can do better this year, for sure! :)

Hope your day is simply sweet!

Stamps: CC Designs Swiss Pixies Santa Birgitta digi image, LAD sentiment
Paper: PTI ssw, moss, berry sorbet, kraft, MME Colorful Christmas Winter Wonderland pp
Ink: SU melon mambo, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, angel wings Shimmerz, OCL sparkly fluff, twine

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #75


Hi there! :) Today I have a very special treat for you. Not only is The Cutting Cafe sponsoring today's Cupcake Inspiration challenge, but there is also a special guest appearing on my blog. Doesn't that inspiration piece look absolutely scrumptious!?!

Check out my cousin Alanna's super duper cute creation above! She is a mere 14 years old, and she loves to get crafty with me. Alanna is here visiting over the holiday weekend, so we are sure to have tons of fun. She even mentioned that she's introduced cardmaking to one of her little friends in her hometown. That's my girl! LOL

Don't forget to drop by the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog to see what the rest of the CIC Sweeties created and play along in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!