Friday, June 9, 2023

New Anita Jeram Furry Friend Release and Blog Hop!

Hello Friends! It's time to celebrate furry friends with an adorable new release from Colorado Craft Company's Anita Jeram line! I hope you get a chance to look at the entire release as there are so many different and huggable critters and themes. 

You may have come from the blog of Kassi Hulet, but if not, please feel free to start at the beginning with Adrienne Kennedy CCC's  blog.

The Lift You Higher set features the cutest little scene of a kitty pushing another kitty on a tree swing. The sentiment "Siblings by Birth, Friends by Choice" is entirely sweet and not common to find in stamp sets. 

Did you happen to notice two robin eggs hiding in the tree?! These are from the Tiny Birds Worm Mini Stamp Set

I was able to tuck them behind the die cut tree that I left curving out for dimension, so there's a layered bit of dimension in this area of the card. 

They seem to be having a ton of fun, and if you didn't get that from the images, there's a cute little "WEEEEE" stamp and die you can add to your scene!

Another darling set of images can be found in the Stay Pawsitive stamp set. It comes with several sentiments that you can mix and match with the different images. 

Here's a little trick I do often: The first time I colored the little doggie I didn't like how dark I made the face. No worries! I just colored another face, cut it out, and popped it up on top of the first face. Done! This also serves to give more dimension by having the head come out at you.

The crouched doggie patiently waiting for his food bowl to be filled is utterly charming! I like how the sentiment "Stay Paw-sitve" is right underneath the doggie's paws. 

Then to finish off the card I stamped the bowl and a row of doggie bones. There are so many elements in this set that are interchangeable for the card you want to create. 

Finally, for this card from the Treat Yourself set, I let the sentiment take center stage, and added a little kitty being taken care of by her big friend. 

To help her stand out I put a few layers of cardstock die cuts under the kitty. Another detail is the gold thread stitched in long stripes across the card base. 

What a sweet way to show someone they matter!

We're doing two different giveaways! Enter as many times as you'd like until July 12th. Winners announced on July 14th. Good luck!!

Giveaway 1: All designers will be giving away a stamp set from this release (your choice) to a lucky winner that will be drawn from all the comments left on our blogs or instagram.
Giveaway 2:
We'll be giving away a complete bundle or equivalent gift card of this release to one randomly chosen winner that has placed an order using your favorite designer's affiliate link (like by clicking on the links on the images below).

Your next stop on the hop is the uber-talented Kelly Taylor!

Here is the full list if you need a reference:

Adrienne Kennedy CCC

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Young

Daniel West

Emily Midgett

Jenn Shurkus

Jennifer Kotas

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kassi Hulet

Kelly Griglione

Kelly Taylor

Nancy Sheads

Sandy Allnock


Adam Karle

Jenn Gross

Joe Sysavath

Laura Inguz

Mansi Bhatia

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used (Thanks so much for your support!)

Lift You Higher

Stay Pawsitive

Treat Yourself

Tiny Birds


  1. Thanks for sharing your cute cards.
    I also like the siblings sentiment , a unique find.

  2. Squeel! I love these images and the sentiments too. I have so many friends and family that would too.

  3. Such an amazing release! These are adorable!

  4. Darling card, Kelly! Each one is as sweet as the next!

  5. I am loving this release and the sentiments! Your cards are spectacular!

  6. Love these cards. These stamps are adorable!

  7. What brilliant cards you created for the hop!! Love the 3D details

  8. I love all the dimension and special touches, like gold thread, you add to the release! So fun!

  9. The last card is so heartwarming.
    All are wonderful. thanks for sharing

  10. Your coloring is so soft and lovely!

  11. I love Anita's art! She is so talented!! What cute cards! I really like your soft style. Thank you for sharing!!

  12. I love how you popped up the head on the Stay Paws-itive card. That set is my favorite. You inspired me to think of adding a small wobbler on the head. That would be cute. [Bunny]

  13. DOG MOM HERE! I LOVE these dog stamps! Such unique coloring and designs on all of these!

  14. I really like the leaves and die cut dots in the background. This is so different and cool. And I LOVE kitties. And doggies. But if I have to choose, at this exact moment in time, I pick kitties.

  15. Love the colorful first card and that background of lace. The gold is so pretty. Great cards!!

  16. Adorable cards! I can just see the first cards showing the hatched birds on the inside - did you do that? Love this release!

  17. Adorable cards! I love how they turned out and your coloring as well. Thank you for the inspiration today.

  18. Nice soft colors, I really enjoy your matting and how you chose to only pop up parts of the scenes.

  19. Cool the way you raised just the head. Fun idea.

  20. Your cards are amazig! I love your beautiful colouring brings these furry friends to life and the variety of designs you've used. Thanks for sharing!

  21. These are just the cutest designs! I love the soft colors you used!

  22. Sweet, sweet cards! Love the "Lift You Higher" images and sentiment.

  23. Adorable cards! Love how you popped up the dog's head! Must try that!

  24. Such adorable cards. I really love the card showing the dog licking the cat.

  25. Positively adorable cards Kelly! Your watercoloring is beautiful and so soft!

  26. Love the gold touches on these!

  27. gorgeous cards - love how you created 3d effects - very inspiring

  28. I love the dimension you put on your cards. And your watercoloring--- wow!

  29. Such adorable cards with these charming images! Love the 3D details and the way you colored the images!

  30. Cute cards. I like the colors and the dimension.

  31. I love how you brought dimension to these cards! So fun! These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Your amazing colouring breathes sweet life into these adorable dog and cat images! An array of smile-making delights! Thank you for the inspiration.

  33. Wow! So many cool ideas from you. I love the coloring mistake save, and it gives great dimension as well! The extention of the tree with the green die cut is great, and the stitching of the gold thread is so elegant!

  34. Your painting is wonderful. Paired with the fantastic backgrounds and frames, these are some of my favorite cards! You are so inspirational!

  35. Another fabulous release by Anita Jeram, and you certainly did her proud with your amazing cards! You made each stamp simply come to life! I hadn't thought of "popping up" features from these stamps, but you have truly inspired me to do that! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  36. Hi Kelly. All your cards are very unique. I love the soft, delicate colors you chose. In your first card, I like how you extended the tree’s branches and leaves to the border. On your “Stay Paw-sitive’ card, the pup’s head is so cute popped up from his body. Your last card is so pretty you could frame it. I signed up to follow you and I can’t wait to see what your next creation is.

  37. This is so cute! I love your scenes.

  38. Love all Anita Jeram..I love all the different interpretations. All so cute.


I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly