Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Day 2014!

Hello!  Happy Valentines Day to you!  Hope you have been enjoying your day and that's it's been full of love! Both kids had school today so Chad and I had a day date (yay no need for babysitters) I thought I would pop in and share a winner from my previous posts and all our Valentine preparations!

The kids and I together made these tags, mostly me but they did do a lot (in total almost 50!)

I used Taylored Expressions My Punny Valentine stamp set, it's the perfect set for treats! Stapled them to a bag of Goldfish crackers! I also used old Valentine papers, even though I have some from current lines I can't seem to use it when I use a big supply for my kids classmates.  Not sure why but it is what it is!  I had a lot of older Valentine paper!

I made this tag for the squeezable applesauce and these homemade Valentines to put in my kids lunches at school!  Ariel told me when I picked her up how funny she thought it was!

For the kids classes I made chocolate covered marshallow pops, easy when you have to make 50!

And lastly I made Ariel this wool felt heart hair clip to wear to school, I left it on the table for her to find at breakfast!  Since it was the last thing I made at past 11 I glued the hair pin on backwards so she had to wear it differetly!  Opps lol!

 And the winner of two stamp sets from Hero Arts offered at the Hero Arts hostess blog hop is:

Blogger Alison said...
Love your use of the felt and those googly eyes - brings the really cute animals to life!
24 January, 2014 00:21
(She did offer her email, I deleted it from the comment here to protect it)

Well that's it for me!  Off to celebrate Valentines Day with my family!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hero Hostess Blog Hop!

Hello there!  I am absolutely delighted to be taking part in the 2014 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Arts Hostesses!  I will never forget my delight in 2011 about this time of year when I got that email asking me to be a hostess!  I cried with joy!  Hero Arts stamps have always been and always will be my favorite.  The company is run amazingly by amazing and talented people, and the stamps are such high quality and great images!

You should have arrived here from the super talented Emily's blog or if you would like to start at the beginning please visit the Hero Arts Blog!  

Hero Arts will be  giving away three big prize packs containing an assortment of brand new products from the 2014 catalogue.  For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!
Today I will be sharing two cards with you!  They both use the set Lil Hoot OWH
I love this set!  The images are so cute and the sentiments are unique and perfect! This set has been quite popular by us Hostesses because it's such a great set! 

For this card I also used the Hero Arts set New Ideas.  I stamped the numbered note pad with Hero Arts Tide Pool ink and adhered it on an angle.  I stamped the bears with black staz on and using inks and water and a small paint brush I painted them.  I used some patterned paper by My Minds Eye's Cupids Arrow #14.  I thought that the hearts were fitting as you can see the love between the bears!  I can't wait to slide this card into one of my sweet kids lunch!  I finished the card with enamel dots as I love them! 

I love felt since I work with it for my wreaths and I decided to stamp the elephants on some wool grey felt!  Don't the elephants look so cute?  I stamped them twice once on white felt and fussy cut the husk and nails! It was easy I used staz on black ink and just held the stamp there longer so the ink could "seep" into the material and slowly pulled it away.  I added googly eyes as it made them so much cuter!  For this card I also used the Hero Arts background stamp Tiny Flag Background.  I stamped it with Hero Arts Mint Julep.  Added a strip of patterned paper by My Minds eye and some enamel dots!
Well that's it for me!  I hope I've left you inspired and wanting to also get some new Hero Arts stamps! :>  The next stop along the hop is the wonderful Nancy!   

But I can't leave you without the chance to win a prize!  You can win both these stamps!  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOUR EMAIL!  YOU WILL ONLY HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN IF YOU LEAVE A EMAIL SO I CAN CONTACT YOU!  If you are wary of leaving your email type it out like myemail @ gmail dot com.  I would also love it if you liked my facebook page!  I keep it better updated.  Click here to go to it!  To search it's Anita Rex Designs

Thank you and have a super amazing day!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Valentine Wreaths!

Hello Friends!  It's been a bit maybe a bit too long :<  Tomorrow I shall be back with cards as part of the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop but until than I thought I would stop and share some wreaths!  My shop has been doing amazing even for January and I am so thankful!  You can find my shop here on etsy Anita Rex Designs.  I would love it if your on fb to follow my facebook page!  If you would like to pin any of my wreaths on pintrest I ask that you NOT do it from my blog BUT DO IT from my etsy page.  I have given links to each wreath.  THANK YOU!

Pink Burlap, Hearts and Flowers!  Here on etsy! 

I've started offering grapevine wreaths in my shop and they have been really popular!  You can find it here!

Love Burlap Valentine Wreath!  Here on Etsy!

XOXO Red Burlap Valentine Wreath!  Here on Etsy!

And one last one, a yarn one!  Here on etsy!

So which one is your favorite?  :>

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Big Chrismassy Post!

And I am back!  It's been a bit too long since I last posted and I truly apologize! I hope you had an amazing Christmas!  We sure did!  We had a great time with our families and were so blessed!   I have been so busy with wreaths!  My etsy shop has had amazing sales all fall and into the Holiday season!  I also did an amazing craft sale and did amazing at the end of November!  I love being creative and that my wreaths are selling!  I have some great ideas for Valentines Day and some other new ideas too! My plan so I can do more sales next fall is to make flowers all year long in preparation!But I am looking forward to being able to paper craft!  It's been so long since I've last posted that I do have quite a bit to post.  And while Christmas is passed oh well I still feel like sharing it, I will just do it in a large mammoth post!

I wanted to share a card I had published in the November/December 2013 issue of Paper Crafts magazine!  I was lucky enough to have a card and treat published in this issue!  I love this card and when I made it I really thought it would get picked up, it fit three categories in the magazine, sequins, shaped card, and stamps and die combo!

 For the last day of school for Ariel's class I made chocolate covered pretzel sticks.  I made half with chocolate and skor bits (like heath crunch) did you know that Skor bits have Almonds as a second ingredient, me either!  So I had to make a second batch since no nuts at school!  I also made up a bunch to give to teachers.  And to hand out to the school office workers.  The night before I decided to make tags for them using some Hero Arts stamps and tag die (nothing like the last minute oh well)  I loved every minute!  Even though I haven't paper crafted much this fall that night showed me how much I still find joy in it!

I also made a few tags for gifts.  Okay I made all the tags for gifts but I forgot to take pictures of all of them.  Whoops!  

When making tags last minute while wrapping gifts (so it matches the paper! not because you procrastinated) using images that you stamped before is a quick way to get it done!

Here's a gift bag I made to hold a white elephant gift!

And I shall leave you with our Holiday card this year!  I made it myself using pic monkey!  I made the collage with fall photos we had done, had them printed 5 by 7 at Costco and than trimmed the sides so it was a 5 by 5 card.  Much cheaper and more personal and it didn't take me long at all!  

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop!

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Today I am here taking part in the Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop, along with pretty much every paper crafter ever!  This is one huge blog hop!  But it's for one really wonderful and deserving lady, Cath Edvalson former editor at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine and blogger extradionare at Moxie Fab World!  You should have arrived here from Cornelia's blog.

I love this blog hop and how many paper crafters are taking part.  It truly shows what an impact Cath has made, and how much we value her and will miss her!  Cath your blog is a true gem that inspired us, helped us to be better paper crafters!  The comments you have left on my blog always made my day brighter.  I have been blessed to have won your challenges twice (I think twice) and been mentioned a few times on your blog and I can tell you that I may have been jumping up and down!  I always enjoyed stopping by your blog and seeing what eye candy you had in store, it always inspired me not only in paper crafting but with my wreaths too!  I truly think that with you leaving we are all at a loss, I understand and only wish you the best.  Thankful for social media and being able to stay in the loop with you! Can't wait to see what is in store for you!  I have a friend card to share as I consider Cath as many of you do too to be a friend.

Stamps:  Lovely Mum's by Mama Elephant
Paper:  Bazzill, Watercolour paper
Inks:  Versamark by Tsuenko
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White, Gold by other
Sprays:  Tattered Angels  Pink Poodle, Thatched Roof,

I heat embossed the flowers in white onto heavy watercolor paper, than I heavily sprayed it with light pink, dark pink and yellow mists and let it dry, than cut it out.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold onto the white card and finished the card with two gold stripes and mounted the flowers with foam adhesives. 

That's it for me!  Thank you for stopping by!  The next stop is Kim.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to my blog and the Caring Hearts Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the Fresh Squeezed Stamp Blog!  If not please start at Vera's blog for all the fun! The Caring Hearts Card Drive collects cards for the elderly who are in nursing homes, a lot of elderly people don't always have visitors and the holiday time can be really hard for them.  Sending a card really does brighten there day to see that a stranger cares enough about them to make a card write a message and send it to them.  I am personally collecting cards on behalf of Canadians and have a large nursing home to give cards to!  So if your in Canada and love to make cards please send them!  If your in the US send it to Vera!

I have 4 cards to share with you. I stamped a whole bunch of Poinsetta's from WPlus9 Design Pretty Poinsetta and die cut them.  Often when I make Holiday cards I make more than 1 of a design which was my plan with these cards but than I changed my mind.  I already adhered down the main panel so I was stuck with that as my base (I considered trying to pull it off that never works) So I played around with the same elements and stamps and did four designs:

It was fun coming up with different designs using the background and stamps!  I used a Hero Arts background along with My Favorite things Cheerful Christmas Greetings, and a Joy die cut from Papertrey Ink.

The next stop is Sarah Moerman!

Please leave a comment by Tuesday November 12 for a chance to win prizes from these companies:

Clearly Besotted Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Fresh Squeezed Stamp
Hero Arts
Inspiration Emporium
Lawn Fawn
Li'l Inker Designs
May Arts
My Favorite Thing
Newton Nook & Design
Online Classes
Paper Smooches
Simon Says Stamps
Studio Calico
Tim Holts
There She Goes Stamp
The Twinery

A few important details:

  • This card drive will be going on till November 28, 2013. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2013.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it (it can be stamped or hand written).  
  • Please sign your name and where you are from. 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (all size welcome)
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail the cards to:
                 Vera Yates                                         Card Drive                                            
                       109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430               c/o Tina Schrof                                    
                       Houston, TX 77024                                        P.O. Box 75                                                
                                                                                                     Springboro, Ohio45066                                                                                                                                                                        
Attn  Anita
P.O. Box 30
Piney, MB R0A 1K0

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rock Chalk Baby Blog Hop!

Hello Friends!  I am so excited to be here as part of the Rock Chalk Baby Blog Hop for my crafty friend Erin!   Your should have arrived here from Amy's Blog! Erin is currently expecting and is due any day now with a baby boy!  In fact it would be pretty awesome if Erin was so surprised by this hop it put her into labour! :> 

I am so excited for you Erin and your baby boy!  I have a girl first like you and than a boy and it really is great to have one of each.  It's so different but fun!  And guess what boy diapers are so much easier to change, yes seriously!  :>  Too bad I don't live closer, I love babies and would love to snuggle!

I had fun using a certain stamp in this set for Erin's card, I thought she would buy a onsie like this:


I apologize for the quality of this photo, me and my camera are not getting along right now so I took the photo with my ipad mini!  I used Taylored Expressions stamp set Onsie Twoosie, along with the sentiment from Avery Elle's Petals and Stems and the background stamp by Hero Arts, tweed background.

And I used Flair from my talented Friend Jocelyne Cuthchens!  You can check out her fabulous flair here.

Thank you for stopping by!  The next stop in the hop is Cheiron! 

Here is the master link for the hop:

Aga Malyszek
Amy Kolling:
Anita Recksiedler
Cheiron Brandon
Dana Warren:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz:
Elena Roussakis
Heather Campbell
Jennifer Rzasa
Jennifer Ingle:
JJ Bolton:
Jocelyn Olson
Joscelyne Cutchens
Laurie Willison
Miriam Prantner:
Nina Yang:
Taheerah Atchia:
Tessa Wise:
Wida Yusufi-Miller:


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