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Awesome card.....love all your work. I get my inspiration from SCS and all those wonderful blogs out there. Happy Birthday and love all those pictures of all your animals...keep them coming! :o)

Cindy C.

Oh, Anna! Santas's so cute! Your cards are always so amazing! I actually get more inspiration from the blogs I am constantly browsing and from SCS than anywhere else. Thanks so much for the chance at the candy!
Michelle Adams

Santa is adorable!! I love "different" Christmas cards. For inspiration, I usually go to the liquor cabinet, that way I don't feel so guilty stalking all these great blogs for ideas!!

Love your santa card-cute.

I spend most of my free time at SCS and on blogs such as yours-have learned so much from the challenges, tutorials, etc and am grateful for everyone who has contributed in some way.

Bev J.

The Santa card and the stamp is so cute! I love the stamp to!
I go til different blogs to get inspiration, and I also look in a norwegian magasine "Ett trykk" when I need some more.
Wishes you a great birthday!

From Desiree in Norway

I get my inspiration from http://kwernerdesign.com and http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

That Santa is just "too stinkin' cute"! I love that DSP from last year's SU offerings as well and it looks fabulous with this card. Great job. This is quite adorable!


I love your Santa card - so cute. I look to the artists who post on Splitcoast for inspiration and there are so many wonderful cards in the gallery. Blogs are also wonderful and so many people so willing to share their ideas and techniques. Thanks to you for always sharing!!!

This santa card is absolutely adorable! I love it. And thanks for the chance to win blog candy! I always get a ton of inspiration from the blogs I visit. I use to search magazines and such but now I have found so many online ideas that I strictly look there. I have way too many links to share just one. A couple of my favorites besides your blog, of course, is Amazing Paper Grace, Stamping Moments, Treasure Oiler Designz, Stampin Pretty Impressions, and Inking Idaho (no particular order to that list).

He is colored so beautifully. I love you blog for inspiration as well as MishMash and ShabbyChicJunk.

I would love to win him!!!

so stinkin' cute! I have a huge blogroll that I keep up on & find quite a lot of inspiration from other's creations - most of the time combinging a few things to make a creation of my own.

Oh my gosh...I have to have this fishing Santa. My inspiration comes from all the stamping blogs that I visit. I love all the great, free ideas!

Okay, I hate to sound like I'm kissing up, but you are a HUGE inspiration for me as I'm working on my watercoloring skills! And I really really like Martha Stewart Living for cool ideas. Thanks for the fun Anna!

Hi! Inspirations? Everything that surrounds my life....family, home, pets, friends, church,exercise classes - yoga, tai chi, hobbies (stamping,Jpns doll making,lampwork). I find joy, laughter and daily agonies in each one of them and try to fit a card design to that situation. Then for professional resources I turn to these blogs for lessons and creativity. ie:Paperfections, My Blog, Hands, Head and Heart, Sassy & Sweet Notes.

I really love the prisma coloring on this!I can't seem to get mine as bright or as dementional as yours.
my sites for inspiration is none other than this one and splitcoast!

Happy Birthday Anna! What's the date. Mine is the 13th! I'm not surprised your a Libra. Libra's are great, get along with everyone especially other Libras.
Great card and great Santa. Of course the chading makes it, no wonder those copic markers are all the rage.
Sylvie Greeniaus, Toronto, ON

gosh, what a cute card. great stamps for a Florida Christmas, wouldn't you say? Thanks for sharing. I get my inspiration from blogs, magazines, etc.

Carolyn S.

I get inspiration from color, texture, beautiful items in nature ... the list is endless. I also enjoy reading blogs, particularly yours as I'm a country girl at heart and love the photography and stories about the animals. Thanks for spending your time doing this Anna!

Pick me, Pick me, Pick me!

I love to look through Paper Craft Magazine and get ideas. I am also inspired by projects I see on various blogs.

Happy BD! I get inspiration from catalogs and fabric, as well as the blogs.

Happy Birthday!!! Awesome Santa!!! My inspiration comes mostly from all the incredible blogs out there. And your photos from all your animals are just amazing. Thanks!

The Santa is absolutely adorable! Your talents are truly amazing!! I get my inspiration often from within, but also from two amazing sisters at a local stamp store, friends, and within the last year and a half from approximately 15 blogs that I visit (yours is one that I definitely visit) regularly. (I admit to being on the slow end of discovering blogs.) Have a GREAT Birthday!

I love SCS and all the papercrafting magazines and books I've bought AND the few blogs I read, but many times my best inspiration comes from a non-craft magazine. As I'm recycling them, I save many pages of "ah-ha" ideas related to color combos, unusual uses for materials, etc.

Well, my favorite inspiration comes from blog hopping and stamping magazines!! Every day I wait eagerly for my feedblitz subscriptions to filter in and show me all the wonderful things that have been created!!
Even if I don't get inspired to make a card or project that day..the images make an impression on me, they make me happy!! So, thank goodness for the blog world!!

Love this card and the coloring on kraft paper! I love blogs like yours andSCS for inspiration! Thanks for the chance to play : )

I love all the techniques you used on this card! My inspirations would have to be from Splitcoaster and Crafty Secrets.

Oh, and my favorite place to find inspiration is through blog sites, youtube, Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbooks etc. :)

I forgot to say Happy Birthday Anna!!

Love the highlights with white, makes it look so realistic, but then again you are the color genious...I love your coloring with the re-inkers...your amazing..

I find inspiration from splitcoaststampers, patterened paper, challenges, & blogs....Great question...

Happy Birthday Anna! Like a lot of others have commented, I really do get a lot of inspiration from blogs. Love the Santa card...very cute!

Love your shading around Santa. He looks like he could walk off the card! Great candy offer and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

What a great card - love the image and coloring on the kraft paper! I love SCS and blogs like yours : ) for inspiration! Thanks for the chance to play!

I just love getting your updates. I look forward to them and just love to see your amazing projects. My inspiration comes from so many places. Blogs, SCS, magazines, and sometimes in my head. Ok not very ofter the MOJO comes from my head, but sometimes. Thanks for a chance.

Cute, cute card! I love the coloring! Your blog is my source of inspiration!!! I am always amazed at your talent, Anna!

My favorite place to find inspiration is blogs. I have a long list of favorites that I read every day. I retired this past March and enjoy the feeling of camaraderie found in reading lifes happenings on the blogs as well as drawing on their inspiration. I especially enjoy your blog and all the animal pictures and narratives about farm life. Congrats on your upcoming Birthday. Ann Lind

I love to visit your blog for inspiration and I especially love the stories and pics of your farm animals. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!!!

he is just adorable!
my inpiration comes from the many blogs I visit plus from the supplies I have. once I look at the papers (Basic Grey being the top of the list!) and ribbons, I start getting lots of ideas in my wonky little head!!! :)

What an adorable Santa (Reminds me of my dad - He loved fishing and Christmas)
For Inspiration I visit lots and lots of blogs. I also love listening to music as I stamp. - Have a great day. Ida

Santa is so adorable and your coloring is awe inspiring!!! Like someone else said, I love your farm stories and photos. A racoon ran across the road in front of me last night and my first thought was of you..LOL. I get inspiration from reading blogs and doing challenges on SCS or other places when I have time.

Great blog candy. I get my inspirations from many blogs. I hop all over the place. I get hooked on the computer and finally decide its time to work. I can`t pick just one but I am partial to the stampers from the UK.

Love the santa cards, and love the chicken images on your site. Look the pictures of the real chickens also.


Of course I forgot her link:

Happy Birthday!

I look for inspiration in different places, but mostly blogs.

I love the look of that Santa on Kraft - it's so gorgeous! What a fun reason to celebrate - your bday coming up! I love looking at magazines for inspiration, but also blogs, esp home design and clothing. I love this blog because she has amazing taste and love the little snippets she posts of clothing, home goods, etc.

Cute card, cute stamps!!

I get most of my inspiration from SCS (www.splitcoaststampers.com)....and from YOU!!

~Jennifer K.

This is adorable! Love your coloring. I get some ideas from Interior Design magazines, particularly the advertising in them. Some websites, http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/sassy_sweet_notes/ and a few other unbelievably creative people out there like http://stampgirl.typepad.com/

oh he is soooooooooo cute!!!!!!


He is adorable and you colored him perfectly!!!!

I get inspiration from the many blogs that I'm subscribed to in googlereader. I love finding new color and sketch challenges. I often turn to my friend Tammi's blog for layout and embellishment ideas: http://tropicaldreams-17.blogspot.com/

Absolutely love the coloring! What a fun image!

My boys are my favorite source of inspiration. I've come up with quite a few projects based on something they've told me or that they like, which I would not have thought to do otherwise.

Wow, but you never stop amazing me! Love this card and all your work. Thanks so much for sharing. I am inspired, like others, by the amazing folks at SCS and the Sumerset publications. Happy Birthday and thanks for all you do! Maureen in CA

Wow, but you never stop amazing me! Love this card and all your work. Thanks so much for sharing. I am inspired, like others, by the amazing folks at SCS and the Sumerset publications. Happy Birthday and thanks for all you do! Maureen in CA

OH my word !!!!! This is such a wonderful card ! My BIL would absolutely love a fishing themed Christmas card! I get a lot of inspiration from stamping blogs (yours is at the topof my list!),manufacturer websites and retail store catalogs such as Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn. :-)

Well, that's a silly question!! I come here for inspiration!! I love your blog and check it daily. I also love Mish Mash and My Time blogs. Your coloring on this Santa is amazing. I don't think there is a medium you can't use and obtain magnificent results. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

Oh my goodness, this is amazing! It's incredible how you've colored and highlighted him!

My favorite places to seek inspiration are here (yes, it's true) and SCS.

Thanks for the fun!

Your coloring constantly floors me!! This image is so cute, but your work has made it more adorable!! My first stop for inspiration every day is right here ~ your blog. Next is SCS and then I wander off to visit other blogs. Thank you for sharing all that you do!

I just love the new releases from High Hopes. This is such a cute an funny one. My place to go for inspiration is SCS. I have found that my blog hopping and challenge blogs are also a big ispiration.

Happy Birthday


This is just delightful. What a wonderful job you've done in coloring him in. I love this sweet image! It was my birthday yesterday, so I guess we're month buddies. Hope, oh hope, I win something, especially this dear one.

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy...

hmmmmmm... my inspiration.....that is SO EASY!!! I have two.......Anna and Leigh !

Anna, when it comes to looking for coloring inspiration your blog is the place I come to. You just have that artist's touch to make each and every image you color come to life. This Fishing Santa is a great example of that. Just keep on doin what you do! And an early "Happy Birthday" to you!!!!

Amazing!!! like always...thanks for the inspirtaion! and pick me! pick me! pick me!

OMGoodness! I was already thinking that I have to get that image for fisherman husband and look at you so generously giving me a chance to win it (and more)! I love what you did with this little guy, the coloring it beautiful! Since I like whimsical images and since I have a ton of them at my house, I love to use children's picture books for inspiration! Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

That's such a cute set! My inspiration comes from the 101 blogs I have in my blog reader.

I LOVE this santa!!! I usually make about 150-200 christmas cards & am trying to decide if I'd be seriously insane to get him & color that many cards!!! :) So maybe if I were to win him.... heehee. I think thats a scenario of be careful of what you wish for perhaps. :))

My inspiration comes from Splitcoast stampers, the ever incredible JanTink, & YOU!! :) Your blog & Jan's are my daily check-ins!! :))) So, keep doing what you're doing, we love ya!! -Michelle W.

Anna, love that card, very cute for the guys and the holiday season.
I always check www.heartprints.net
for inspiration every day, and she's also my dear friend..very talented person.
Her blog and yours are the two I check the most..love your style/cards,etc. but I'm not quite there yet, but it truly makes my day to visit your site, especially when you have pics of the farm babies...

I get my inspiration from the blogs I visit. every day I tune into a large (and getting larger..lol) number of blogs. There are so many talented people out there....who couldn't be inspired!

Oh, me, me! Please pick me! LOL! I love your work and really appreciate you sharing your techniques!

Ohhh this is just gorgeous! I have long admired your coloring and I think this is one of my favorites now! Happy Early Birthday to you!

I find my inspiration in people like you! And the oh so many talented bloggers out there!

The coloring on this darling Santa is awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to win this darling Santa.

This is the cutest Santa stamp, ever! Your coloring is amazing and I also LOVE how Paula stamps on kraft paper (I stalk her blog all the time!) Anyhoo, I find my inspiration from SCS and I now have a very long list of "favorited" blogs (yours included). I NEVER get tired of seeing what people create!

Too blasted cute. I am inspired by your talent and creativity..thank you for sharing.

your coloring is just so *WOW*!!! darling image! i try to find inspiration all around me, but i think a lot of it comes from clothing, whether it be the colors or patterns. thanks for a chance to win! (and btw, what kind of camera do you use??)

What an adorable card - and Santa! Happy birthday, Anna!

Oh my Anna, that Santa came out awesome!! My pencils have been gathering dust lately. I would have to say blog hopping provides my inspiration.

Love this card. . . my husband is a fisherman, might have to buy this to make cards for him! Honestly, most of my inspiration comes from blogs and splitcoaststampers.com I like that on split coast that you can look up different stamp sets and see TONS of cards made from every set. Just when you think you can't do anything else with a certain set. .. voila! there's another idea!

This Santa is so adorable. I get my inspiration from SplitCoast :).

Great card. I find inspiration from the gallery on SCS and blogs(like yours). Since I've visited your blog, I NEED CHICKEN STAMPS!!! LOL

Love the blogs! Especially Paula's! she's the reason I bought 3 Whipper Snapper sets. She has some great ideas!

Wonderful card, cute Santa.
for inspiration I come here daily, also visit Lauren Meader's blog, and Splitcoaststampers.
I also get inspiration from store displays, great color combinations I wouldn't think to put together.

Thanks for the chance at some goodies, and here's hoping your have a fantastic birthday.

Hi! I don't have my blog, but I always like to visit yours and just admire the cards you do!! Like them a lot!!!

My favorite place to find inspiration is a combination of places. I love to blog hop and see what everyone is doing. I love when you see something and you get that little feeling deep inside that says: "I have to try that!" My 2nd favorite place is SCS. Talk about a wealth of inspiration! Holy smokes!

Thanks so much for offering up some goodies, Anna! You are the best!

I get my inspiration from from blogs like yours, I check in with you and Michelle Wooderson everyday! Thank you for all of the great examples!

I read many blogs, some inspire me, I also visit manufacters sites, or community websites like SCS

Once again, I'm awed by your coloring.. That is a fantastic card! I get inspiration from several blogs, Susie B's gallery and most of all SCS. There are so many talented artists out there to learn from. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

how cute! I get my inspiration from awesome blogs like yours!

One of my favorite sites to get inspiration ( besides here of course..:) is www.splitcoaststampers.com. There is a wealth of information there and being a Stampin UP demonstrator its very helpful for me because there are spots to go to just for Stampin UP stamp ideas. I also enjoy Take Ten magazine and all the STampington magazines. Thank you Anna for sharing your cards and tips, its fun to try new ideas.

From blogs and SCS. I really enjoy reading the blogs (I love your farm stories). I feel like I know the person writing these blogs. Thanks for a chance to win.

I get my inspiration from you, silly. Love your cards and drawings and most of all, your life on the farm. My son also likes to check your site for animal updates.

Oh what a super, super cute card!

I get inspiration from every day life...from things I see in the stores....from shopping online...from reading my favorite blogs. So to sum it up maybe? Just by being me! :)

Happy Early Birthday! :)

I just go to my Google Reader. I've got a few hundred blogs in there (I know, I know!) that always inspired me.

Want to know a secret? Yours is the first I check every day!

Well, I come to SASSY AND SWEET, of course! You always make me smile...and I have to check out Debbie Olson and Lauren daily, too...among others! So blogs are my weakness, as well as SCS; who can't find inspiration with all those cards??!! I also use the Stampin' Up Idea book and catalog, there's great use of "stuff" in there!
Thanks for the chance to win! :D

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Aaannnnnnnnnaaa Happy Birthday to you! (a few days early)
I LOVE this image and the card.
This is my new favorite technique. I tried it for the first time today, didn't get it right, but it was FUN to try.
This is where I come for inspiration, to your website. I also love to look at the Dirty Dozen on splitcoast.
Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

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