Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweet Anya

Hiya Stampers! I hope everyone had a fabulous Father's Day weekend! I apologize for being missing all last week. There's a lot of things going on this side of the farm as well as Ray and I are trying to get a house so it's just been very hectic. Eck. Things will probably be a little crazy for the next two months but then I think everything will settle down and be back to normal! So I am looking forward to that.

OK! Soooo you guys did voted and the winner of the Design Your Anya contest was 'Sweet Anya' by Barbara! She is so cute and Barbara and I have just finalized the actual stamp image so here it is to show! Sweet Anya's official release date to be determined soon.


Original drawing by Barbara



The Final Design


And then after the contest was over, I thought that for the runner-up, which was the Cupcake Anya, I would go ahead and create a digi version of her since so many of you voted for her too so keep an eye out for that!!!

In other news I also wanted to give you a heads up that in the next few months, we probably won't have as many rubber releases as usual but I'll try to squeeze more cute digis in. This is only because my schedule is a bit tight right now in regards to designing and production. BUT - no fear, things will return to normal in a few months.  So I thank you all for your patience at this time.

Everyone have a fabulous day and stay creative! 

Today's question is: What's your favorite drink during these hot summer days?

Ooooh homemade lemonade. Mmmmm... so refreshing with a little bit of ginger.

36 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I loved both entries, so I'm glad Cupcake Anya will make it in digi form! Good luck on the house buying, moving thing. It IS a lot of work, but will be worth it in the end. Just keep telling yourself that when you're ready to tear out your hair and start crying! LOL

My favorite drink right now is Lipton Lemon Iced Tea in the bottle, really cold, right out of the fridge!

Hugs,
Lisa

donna mikasa said...

Congrats, Barbara on having your design turned into rubber! Sweet Anya is sweeeet! And so glad that Cupcake Anya will be in digi form! Yay, Rach!

gobeagirl said...

I am so glad that you are making cupcake Anya into a digi...I think she is just adorable. I have to say that I do love Sweet Anya. Her hair is wonderful and I can not wait to get my Copics on her. lol....I would have to say my favorite summer drink is....Strawberry Lemonaide...It is soooooo GOOD! Hugs, Lisa G

Kristy Young said...

Sweet Anya is gorgeous! Love her long hair. What a fun comp that was.
Hmm its winter here at the moment but in summer my fav drink is iced coffee's!!!
Kristy xx

Jennifer said...

Barb is too cute! My favorite drink on a nice hot day is a cold Pepsi.

Aussie Loz said...

Water is definately my summer fave... but it's winter now and nothing beat a nice hot cup of tea! Enjoy your summer, can't wait til it comes back and visits me again! ♥

craftykitten said...

Cute cute cute. I am so glad you do digi's too. My favourite summer drink would be Peppermint Tea for thirst quenching - but ice cold water as a general drink.
Hugs
Dawn x

Lilian said...

She is just CUTE CUTE CUTE!

My fave drink would be Nestea Iced Tea.

I missed out on the Father's Day special... I kept reading the older posts and still couldn't find the offer. sigh. Next time :)

Jessie said...

She's adorable! My favourite drinks during the summer are lemonade or sangria :)

Emma said...

OMG She is just adorable, can't wait to get her!!

It's Winter here and my favourite drink is a Vanilla Latte, but for Summer it would have to be a cold beer out on the deck!

♥Rach♥ said...

Thanks for making Cupcake a digi, I'm SO excited to see her!!!

My fave drink is lemonade, we keep a gallon pitcher full all summer :0)

Deirdre said...

Adore the new Anya - super cute. Looking forward to cupcake Anya too.

Has to be coffee...... strong and hot!

~*Joni said...

Congratulations on the house hunting Marie! How exciting for you both, and now your pups will have space too!! :D
Yay for sweet Anya and Cupcake too - adorable designs from everyone. Can't wait for the digis as I am partial to those right now. I'll have to try ginger in lemonade, that sounds delicious!
I'm loving ice water, although the BK Mocha Joe is realllly yummy once in a while.

Pryn said...

That is such a cute image!!!! I love her little side curls :) Can't wait for the release of both!

My fave summertime drink is also homemade lemonade or homemade lemonade ided tea. I will have to try it with some Ginger...never had that :)

Colleen said...

She is so cute!

I do love some sweet tea:)

Stampi said...

We can wait so don't push yourself in the next two months...I have bought so many new TGF releases in the past little bit including Roll call, that I have not been able to use them all yet! lol so I don't mind one bit if you take a bit of a break. I do love the digis though there is a lot to be said for instant gratification..lol...okay my favourite drink in summer is cold,cold water by itself or with pink lemonade crystal light. Not only is it pretty but it quenchs ones thirst quickly.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Love the results of the design-your-own-Anya contest! So glad you're making Cupcake Anya in digi!

My favorite summer drink is lemonade, but I haven't been drinking it much because most store brands have high fructose corn syrup. I've been trying to stick to unsweetened ice tea instead. Sigh.... ;-)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Oh she is so cute! Definitely going to be coming home to my house! And I think it's great that Cupcake Anya will be a digi! I am getting quite fond of digis!

As for my favorite drink during the summer...I have to say that my most favoritest drink EVER is fresh squeezed, ice cold Lemonade. And i mean *real* fresh squeezed. mmm....I also love it when you add raspberries or strawberries to it. Delicious!

Jenny said...

My favorite summer drink is a slushie. Yummy and refreshing :)

Rachael said...

I loved both Anya she is soo cute!!
Our summer favorites are homemade lemolaide ( what we call it) and Red Koolaide ice cold from the thermos!

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Bobbi said...

Both images are so cute, congrats to the winner. Sweet tea is my favorite drink in the summer.

Elena said...

Congratulations to Barbara! Sweet Anya is so cute! Great idea with the Cupcake Anya!
Hope everything will go well for you and Ray and you will settle soon in your new house!
My favorite drink is a an iced tea!

Shaela said...

very cute! I'm always excited for the new releases but understand about "life" getting in the way. Hope you can make it through the summer unscathed, lol!

I'm with you - fresh lemonade is the best! And sometimes I like to make lemon-strawberry ice: blend some fresh lemonade with some ice cubes and frozen strawberries - yum!

Kimberly S said...

Sweet Anya looks adorable and I'll be looking forward to the Cupcake cutie in Digi form too!
Iced Tea is definitely my favorite, but I drink lots of ice cold spring water as well. :)

Chelsea said...

sun tea with fresh lemon....yummy!

Congrats to the winners. Awesome designs!

JenRaff said...

Hi, Marie!! How exciting -- have fun looking for a house!
Sweet Anya is so pretty!
I am a Coke fanatic but just water or lemonade is great, too! My husband bought a Mango Lemonade and it was yummy!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Oh she's adorable. good luck with buying your house! It is so worth all the headaches in the end!

Drink? Hmm... I really like Sunkist Diet Lemonade... it's got a bit of a bite but I like it. :D

...just Barbara said...

I'm so excited to be involved and love the idea of a runner-up! Congrats Rachel - I can't wait to see how she transforms! :-)

My favorite all-year beverage is just water - but with plenty of ice in the summer! Simple, yea, I know.

Erin said...

So glad your going to make cupcake anya too. I love sweet tea.

huzzah616 (Christy) said...

I'm excited for the new Anyas!! Both were great!!

My favorite drink in the summer -- Ice Cold Water with Lemon. Ahhhh..

Joyse Interiano said...

is really beautiful, congrats!

Donalda said...

Oh she is just precious.
A cold glass of Ice Tea sure is my favorite on a hot day lol

This N That said...

Gotta be cherry limeade. Always just right on a HOTT summer TN day!

Tanya said...

I am loving the homemade lemonade. Actually my daughter and I will be making some today, nummies :)

PhotoDivaJ said...

Oh I can't wait!!! I LOVE CUPCAKES! Really looking forward to creating some SWEET projects!

KanataNewf said...

Love the finalized image for Sweet Anya - those little ringlets are a great finishing touch on her hair! And nice to see that the second most popular is being made into a digi! Congrats to both of the artists!