Friday, February 22, 2019

I've got a spot in my heart...

TGIF!

Did you see that the newest Dreamerland stamps have hit the shelves at 7 Kids? So many cute new images and this Love My Puppy stamp is one of them. I paired these two sweeties with the older Mix and Match Window to create a quick and easy scene of them playing outside their home. All of the colors in the scene as well as the print I did on her dress were inspired by the pretty pattern paper that I pulled to use on the card. I think it gives this scene a sort of vintage flair to it. All in all I always enjoy creating a story with these cute Dreamerland kiddos and this card is right up there. ;)

Alrighty, I've got a big weekend to get ready for so I will see you back here tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
paper- My Mind's Eye (The Sweetest Thing Tangerine)
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Love My Puppy and Mix and Match Window and Gate, Mix and Match Trees and Leaves 1), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink extra large scallop die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E42, E43
dress- YR0000, YR000, YR00, B91, R32, R05, YG00, YG95
dog- E50, E51, E42, E15, E17, E18, 100
house- Y000, Y00, E81, E84, E87, W3, W4, W5, W8
bird- Y11, Y04, C3, C7
grass/flowers- YG00, YG93, YG95, YG97, R30, R32, R05


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Let's monkey around...

Olo!

I'm running behind this morning so this post is gonna have to be super quick. But how cute are these Monkeys from CC Designs? There is just something about these happy little guys that had them leaping straight into my shopping cart at 7 Kids and onto a card as soon as they arrived. I really wanted to color them into a jungle canopy with all sorts of leaves and vines for them to be playing amongst. I did alter the little guy down below by wiping away the balloon he is originally holding. All in all this came together pretty close to how I saw it in my head. :)

Ok, gotta run... thanks for stopping by! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- CC Designs (Monkeys)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
monkeys- YR000, E21, E23, R00, R20, E25, E57, E59, E04
eyes- E33, E35, E49, BG000
background- YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG95, YG97, G94, G07, G29, E55, E57, E79, N10, BG000

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

For a wonderful friend...

Hello, hello! 

This month the featured vendor at 7 Kids is more of a featured category than vendor. For the month of February all items in the flowers category are 20% off when you use the code FLOWERS at check out. And wouldn't you know it but the With Love set from TGF just so happens to be part of the sale. Yesterday I did a Live coloring of this set over in the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group and today I'm sharing the finished card. We went with a clean and simple design where all of the flowers and little flower fairies have been masked together across the middle of the card creating a pop of color against the stark black and white of the rest of the card. I added just a bit of sparkle with the tiny gems to finish the whole thing off.  :)

Toodles!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (With Love), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair 1- V04, V06, V09
clothes 1- V12, V17, V09, Y11, Y04, Y19, YG00, YG03
hair 2- Y11, Y35, Y38, YR24
clothes 2- RV02, RV04, RV09, YR15, YG03, YG17
flowers- G20, R81, R83, R85, YR23, YR24, E39, E49, Y11
BV02, BV13, BV17, G20, YG00, YG03, YG94
G20, V12, V17
Y11, Y04, Y19, YG00, YG03
B00, B21, B34
B01, BG53, BG09, BV000, BV01, Y11, YR23, E39
ladybug- R24, R46, R59

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Something magical...

Hey there!

As has become tradition I'm back today with my altered version of this month's Uptown Zodiac Girl. I have so much fun challenging myself to stretch the versatility of these stamps that at first glance may seem to have a more limited scope of use. Yesterday I shared my  Aquarius card as is and now I have transformed her into the Fairy Queen Titania. It was her gorgeous Grecian gown that inspired me to go this route so I started my alteration by wiping away her upraised arm and urn before stamping then I used a Copic multiliner to draw in a simple line for her new lowered arm. Next I wanted to give her a glorious set of wings and I had just the trick in mind to accomplish that look. So I masked her off and grabbed the Tiny Townie Butterfly Girl Babette stamp, carefully inked up just the wings and stamped them right on top of her. Once I pulled off the mask Titania had the perfect set of wings and all I had to do to finish the card was color in a magical grove for her to hold court in. I gotta say... I couldn't be happier with how she turned out. ;)

Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Aquarius, Tiny Townie Butterfly Girl Babette), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Nuvo bright gold
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E59
gown- RV21, RV43, R43, R14, YR21, YR14, YR18, Y00, Y11, Y08, Y19, Y26, YG01, YG25, YG95, YG97
wings- Y00, Y04, Y08, Y28, C3, C7, C10
background- Y0000, Y000, Y00, YG0000, YG03, YG91, YG95, YG61, YG63, YG25, YG17, G24, G94, G99, G07, RV42, RV14, R20, R81, R85, BV00, RV34, G20, Y17

Monday, February 18, 2019

Aquarius...

Good morning!

I am so close to completing my personal challenge to create a birthday card for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls and this month Aquarius is in the spotlight.
Aquarius is the sign of the Water bearer and she is assertive, independent, progressive, analytical, original and inventive. She has strong dislikes and firm opinions. Her signature color is electric blue, the clear color of the sky. It's taken me a bit longer to get to Aquarius than I had originally hoped since I have a wonderful friend whose birthday was a couple weeks ago, right at the start of the Aquarius term, and I wanted to make this for her... hopefully she doesn't mind a belated birthday card. ;)
 
Tomorrow I will have the altered version of Aquarius to share so be sure to check back then!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Aquarius), Papertrey Ink (star gazer and star gazer additions)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- B21, B37, BV29
dress- B0000, B01, BG02, BG07, C0, C3, C6
urn- N0, N2, N4, YG91, Y26, Y28
water- B0000, B000, B32, B34, G20
rocks- E30, W1, W2, W3, W5, C3
grass- YG0000, YG03, YG17, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, YG63
sand- E30, E34, E40, E41, E42, E43
flowers- RV52, RV63, RV66, Y11, G20, Y18, YG0000, YG03, YG17, G99

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hope your wishes come true...


It’s the 15th, and the FEBRUARY RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, PANDA PLANS features the most adorable, chubby pandas ever. They are perfect for scene cards or for your planner pages. Next, we have I HEART YOU ANYA. She has gorgeous, flowing hair and would make the most beautiful Birthday or Mother's Day card. Our last set called IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY showcases some adorable birthday girls along with the most delicious macarons.
To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until FEBRUARY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. The winner will receive all 3 stamp sets!
TGF Design Team:
 AMY
 ANITA 
This is a short hop, and definitely worth playing along! Of course, if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

I couldn't wait to ink up I Heart You Anya once again, this time taking a cue from her big bouquet of flowers and coloring her into a peaceful pastoral scene. I also paired her with another one of the beautiful large sentiments that come in the It's Your Birthday set. It didn't take much more than that to create this pretty card. :)
Alrighty friends, go enjoy the hop! 
 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (I Heart U Anya and It's Your Birthday set)
Memory Box stitched scallop rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y23, YR12, YR27, E39
dress- Y11, Y21, Y26
flowers- RV10, RV32, RV34, YG11, YG05, YG45, G28
sky- B000, B12
grass- YG0000, YG00, G43, YG03, G94
trees- YG01, YG17, YG05, E34, E57
stone wall- C00, N1, N2, N4, W1, W2, W3
birds- BV25

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It's you're birthday...


 
Hey there!
 
Are you ready for the third and final day of the Greeting Farm's February release previews? We are wrapping up previews with a fabulous new clear set called, It's Your Birthday. Not only does the set include two fun little birthday girls but it also has yummy macaroons, wrapped gifts and three beautiful scripty sentiments to choose from. I gotta say, as much as I love the entire set it's those sentiments that really put it over the top for me. It's Your Birthday will be available for purchase tomorrow, the 15th along with the other new stamp sets. For my card today I have done some masking and stamping to fill this entire tag with piles of delicious macaroons along with one of those great sentiments. I paired them up with more pretty papers from my stash and colored them in soft, vintage colors to match. Then I raided my ribbon bag and found the perfect satin bow to top it all off.

Now head on over to the TGF blog to see the beautiful birthday cards that my fellow Farmers have created, along with an extra card from me. I will be back tomorrow for the official blog hop and a chance for some lucky individual to win the entire February release!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- My Mind's Eye (Nostalgia)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (It's Your Birthday set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink melon berry
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
My Favorite Things tag builder blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- T3, T7, T10
clothes- R01, RV42, E04, G000, G00, YG41, YG45
macaroons- YR30, Y21, Y26, E40, E71, E74, E50, E51, E21, BG70, BG45, BG49, G0000, G00, YG41, R01, R12, RV42, E04