Sunday, October 2, 2022

Get Your Fat Pants Ready

A Colorful Life Designs' October release is up and ready for sale! I have samples here from just some of the amazing offerings available. These samples are fall themed.
There is a complete bundle available for 20% off, or if you don't have full set syndrome use my code: AnitaFan10 for 10% off your entire order (excluding bundles).
For the Oak Elements Stencil I used it 3 ways - all 3 parts of the stencil with ink blending:
The sentiment is from Stampendous Fran's Cling Rubber Stamp called Fat Pants - I believe it is discontinued. I used the top part of the Oak Elements Stencil for the top and bottom of my 5" X 7" card. I ink blended with Ranger Ink's Distress Inks in fall colors: Spiced Marmalade, Crackling Campfire, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive and Candied Apple.  I did watercolor the images with the same Distress Inks I used for ink blending- just smooshed onto a palette and pick up with my watercolor brush.
For the next card below I used the center of the Oak Elements Stencil, the same Distress Inks and a couple of sentiments from Altenew's With Gratitude Stamp Set  on brown card stock. Gold splatter for the win!
Lastly, I made 3 tags using the bottom part of the Oak Elements Stencil. For the tags, I used more "Christmassy" colors, again ink blended with Distress Inks in greens and browns.
For the wreath card I used the Leaf Frame Stencil:
The background is created with a retired background stamp from MFT Stamps called Wood Plank. 
The Leaf Frame Stencil was ink blended with again various Ranger Distress Inks in fall colors: Spiced Marmalade, Crackling Campfire and Candied Apple. The sentiment is a new CZ Design from Simon Says Stamp called Sassy Thankful. I felt it needed a bow and I used the bow from Sizzix Thinlit Die Wreath & Snowflake by Tim Holtz (On sale for $3.75 at this writing!).
The next two cards are with Mega Flower Stencil:
I love a good rainbow and when I can't think of an idea, I usually start with rainbow colors. In this case, I used Ranger Ink's Distress Oxides colors: Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers. The sentiment is from a retired W Plus 9 set called Southern Sentiments. I always use Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink for stamping - it is the darkest I have found.
This is a big design and fits very well in a square card. I used a Distress Ink - one of the blues and stamped over it with a darker blue on this card below. I used MFT Stamps Happy Birthday Background. Ranger's Simon Hurley Slipper When Wet Lunar Paste is used in the center dots.
Now we come to the Big Oak Stencil:
I used the same Distress Inks in Fall colors and the CZ Designs Sassy Thankful stamp and die set
Such fun sentiments!
I will be submitting this to:
Thanks for joining me and take a look at the whole release from A Colorful Life Designs for more inspiration!
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inions remain my own.


Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. These are all adorable. Getting the fat pants ready is so true. Yikes! [Bunny]

  2. Crikey, Anita, your mojo is ON FIRE!!! What a wonderful array of beautiful designs! I am bookmarking this post! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! I'd like to CASE that one and that one and that one . . . . Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thank you as always, Darnell, you are so sweet with your comments!

  3. p.s. Forgot to add that at my age, my everyday pants are fat so I'm totally ready!😄

    1. Me too, as my daughter says we change out of good elastic waist pants into our comfy elastic waist pants!

  4. Wow what a great collection of makes. They are all beautiful! Thank you for sharing at NBUS

    1. Thank you Sue! You NBUS ladies are the sweetest!!!



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