Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Summer Anya & Pink Anya

These are simple cards with clean layouts. At least I hope they are. I've been focusing more on matching colors and papers than anything else. I am still pretty new to stamping and card making so I need lots of practice! I was able to get a couple more Anya cards done. I cleaned the house like a mad woman the other day just so I can sit, guilt free, in my craft room.

This first card is from the new set "Rock the Farm" by The Greeting Farm. Have I mentioned that this is one of my very favorite sets? Ever!! She is so much fun to color in and match to all of the pretty patterned paper that I have hoarded for ages. I have a ton of Chatterbox paper that I've been waiting to use for that "special occasion". Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. You just wait and wait and wait. I just couldn't bear to cut them. I think these papers are about 3 years old!!! I cut her out and pop her up so it looked like she was in front of the fence. I think the flower is kind of big and goofy but I left it anyway.

Stamps: Rock the Farm by The Greeting Farm
Ink: SU Brocade Blue
Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise, White Select, SU Bashful Blue
Other: PTI Summer Sunrise Polka Dot Satin Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Copics, Martha Stewart Fence Punch, SU Rhinestone Brad, Stickles

This next card was finished pretty quickly. I was able to match everything up in no time. It was also easy because I just used the same layout. Again I used some of my Chatterbox paper that I've been hording. I made some of her outfit 3D. The bandana, bows and pockets. I had trouble making a nice looking knot on the bow. I think that took the longest! LOL! And I got a stamping injury in the process of this card. I gashed my finger on the paper cutter. Thank goodness it isn't my stamping hand or else I don't know what I would have done!

Stamps: Rock the Farm by The Greeting Farm
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush
Paper: SU Regal Rose, PTI Sweet Blush, Chatterbox Patterned paper
Other: Nestabilities, SU Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Copics


  1. SUSAN! I am the first but definitely not the last to post what awesome work you do. You ROCK the farm my friend! Your cards are so meticulously done, I have so much to learn from you. I love your lo's, dp, sewing and balance in all of your work. You are a true natural talent! I just KNOW you are going out for Marie's DT call!!! Right?!?! ;)

  2. These are amazing, Susan! You are super talented.

  3. these are adorable!! hard to believe you haven't been stamping that long, cuz these are just fabulous!! you have talent. >"<

  4. Angela (SCS monkeymama)February 4, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    These are so cute! I especially love the pink one, since it is my favorite color! I love how you sponged around the main panel and matted it before placing it on the scalloped panel! So cute!

  5. So amazing, you are so very talented when it comes to coloring your images you are going to have to teach me your secrets. Great job on both cards.

  6. Susan you definitely do not do beginners work. These cards are fabulous. I love them. Will be checking back often

  7. Susan! What gorgeous cards! How do you tie that super neat bow??


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