Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bloom where you are planted...

It’s the 15th, and the 3 new stamp sets for the NOVEMBER RELEASE are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, ANGELS REJOICE features some sweet, adorable angels who are sure to bring you happiness and delight. Next, we remind you to bloom where you are planted with the POTTED PLANTS set. Lastly, we have ALL OF US showcasing some cute animals perfect for those cards from a group.
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!! You have until NOVEMBER 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. We will announce the random winner later in the week.
TGF Design Team:
 AMY
 ANITA 
This is a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting tomorrow so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 

For my hop card today I really wanted to pair up this classic Garden Anya with a bunch of the flora from the new Potted Plants set. I envisioned her enjoying a warm afternoon in her solarium tending to all the growing things she loves to surround herself with. From the look of things Anya has quite the green thumb, LOL! I really can't wait to see what other kinds of scenes I can sneak one or two of these plants into, they are so perfect for decorating rooms for my character stamps.  :)

Ok then, I won't keep ya longer... enjoy the hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Potted Plants set and Garden Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Nuvo oyster grey
Copic markers:


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Howdy...


Hello, hello!

Here we are at the third and final day of sneak peeks for the November stamp release at The Greeting Farm. Don't forget that this is our last release of 2018 as we take December off for the holidays. The final clear set that we are introducing is called All of Us and it includes a variety of adorable animal faces in a fun doodle style. I made two very different cards with this set, the first is this farm yard themed card that uses the sheep, pig, cow and horse to create a background pattern. On top of that fun pattern I used Doodlebug Down on the Farm Odds and Ends die cuts to create a scene for the Country Anya digi to live in. My second card is of a much more Christmas time bent and can be seen over on the TGF blog today. All of Us will all be available for purchase tomorrow and we will also be celebrating with a short blog hop where one lucky person will win the entire November release! :)

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to check out the super cute creations from my fellow Farmers using the new All of Us set and I'll see you back here tomorrow for the hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Country Anya)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (All of Us set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle stax
Doodlebug On the Farm Odds and Ends
Doodlebug On the Farm shaped sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR14, E35, E37
clothes- B93, B95, B99, R21, R14, R27
background- BG10, BG11, BG53, YG03, YG17
pigs- E000, E01, E93, E21
horses- E41, E43, E15, E17, E57, T5, T6, T10
sheep- C1, C3
cows- C0, C2, T9, E01, E93, E81
shadow- W1, W2

Monday, November 12, 2018

Happy to be stuck with you...


Hey there!

It's day two of the November stamp release from The Greeting Farm! There are three super cute clear sets coming out this month, each one just as cute as the last. Today we are shining the spotlight on a new kind of set that is chalk full of various kinds of house plants. Potted Plants has so many cute little flowers and succulents all in their very own pots and if that wasn't cute enough there are even a handful of crazy little faces to add extra character to them. They are fantastic for scene building just as they are but look at what you can do with them by not inking up the pots as well. For my card today I took all of the various cacti and stamped them up without the pots to create a fun desert scene. The pretty pinto ponies certainly look proud of their prickly garden. ;)
 
Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see all the floral fun from my fellow Farmers using the new Potted Plants set and I'll see you back here tomorrow with more sneak peek fun!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Potted Plants set, Magical Friends set and SSS exclusive Mini Pony Party set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Copic markers:
ponies- E40, E41, E42, E49, E23, E25, E27, E29, W4, W6, W8, W10
sky- Y02, Y08, Y17, YR04, Rv25, RV29
cacti- YG03, G43, YG95, G99, RV04, RV09, Y02, Y17
sand- E30, E31, E33, E34, E55, E57
silhouettes- E47, E49

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Christmas...


Hello crafty friends!

It's day one of the November stamp release at The Greeting Farm and this is our last release of 2018 as we take December off for the holidays.  There are three super cute clear sets coming out this month and we are starting off with this delightful set called, Angels Rejoice. If you were a fan of the teeny tiny fairies and mermaids that came out earlier this year then you are going to love Angels Rejoice! The set includes a whole host of angels as well as a few sentiments and tiny music notes. With Christmas card making season upon us I was inspired to go in a holiday direction with both of the cards I made for the release (the other one can be seen over on the TGF blog today). But getting back to this card... I was going for a pretty gold, cream and white color scheme and found the perfect paper in a Simple Stories set that came out last year. The large sentiment was cut out of shiny gold paper and I fussy cut the angels to have them resting right among the lettering. Some glittery gold coast Nuvo drops ended up being just the finishing touch this CAS card needed. Angels Rejoice will all be available for purchase on the 15th. :)

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see all the uplifting creations from my fellow Farmers using the new Angels Rejoice set and I'll see you back here tomorrow with more sneak peek fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories, Papertrey Ink (gold luxe)
vellum
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Angels Rejoice)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
Memory Box stitched wave border die
Simon Says Stamps happy christmas die
Nuvo gold coast glitter drops
Smooch gold
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04, R20
skin- E00, E21, E23, E27, R20
hair 1- Y23, E33
hair 2- E55, E57
hair 3- C6, C8, C10, 110
gowns- C1, C2, 0
wings- E81
harp- Y02, Y21, Y26, E37

Music to my ears...

Hello, hello!

I'm finally wrapping up the last of the Foxy Fun cards that I made for their release back in July with this fun one. This little dude is totally engrossed in his tunes, just boppin' along to the beat. I got creative with my inks for the background on this card, sponging on a Hero Arts ombre reactive ink then splattering on water to create the funky look. Then I used a couple of striped washi tapes to add some interest to the CAS design. It's definitely a bright and happy card, which always makes me happy. :)

Be sure to come back tomorrow, sneak peeks of the final TGF release of 2018 start then!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Foxy Fun set and Our Song set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts ombre reactive
washi tape
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
fox- YR21, YR24, YR27, E18, E50, E40, R30
clothes- BG15, BG07, B39, 100

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Wrapped in love...

Good morning!

It's time for a new monthly MOOD BOARD challenge over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. The great thing about mood board challenges is that they are so open to interpretation, you can pull inspiration from the over all theme or really narrow it down to a single photo or color scheme presented. This month's mood board is full of fluffy woodland critters and while it may not seem obvious at first glance, I was inspired by the photo of two bear cubs for my card today. The bears had me looking through my stamps and I came across this sweet girl with her teddy bear friend and new they were perfect. Not only did I have my bear but I could make another fun Christmas card. The original On Top Of The World image only has a small portion of the brick wall shown and since I knew that I wanted it to span the width of the card I wiped the ink away from either end before stamping and then drew in the rest of the wall using a Copic multiliner black pen. The trees in the background were stamped in using the Mix and Match Tree Trunks and small leaves set and I used a white Sharpie to add 'snow' to the bare branches. Now I personally don't recommend sitting on a bunch of wet snow, but it doesn't look like this little gal minds at all, LOL!  

Ok, so now it's your turn to go check out the MOOD BOARD and find the perfect inspiration to create your next card for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (On Top Of The World and Mix & Match tree trunks and small leaves), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E71, E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- E50, E41, E43, R14, R27, R29, E18, B06, B37, B39, YG03, G43, G46, G28, E31, E55, E35
present- Y02, Y21, Y26, Y28, 0, C1, C2, C4
teddy bear- E41, E43, E44, E57
brick wall- E53, E13, E15, E17
snow- C0, C1, C2, G0000, B000
sky- B21, B23, B26, B29, B39
 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hope, wonder and joy...

TGIF my friends! 

This is my first post showcasing some of the new goodies from the 2018 Dreamerland Christmas Character and Mix & Match stamp release. You all know how much I enjoy scene building on my cards and Dreamerland has created some fantastic clear sets that coordinate with previous Mix and Match releases while taking cards in a decidedly wintertime direction. This cute couple is called Holiday Wishes and I paired them up with two of the Mix and Match sets, Christmas Snow Scene and Christmas Trees and Houses. With just a bit of masking I had a winter wonderland stamped and ready to color in the blink of an eye! I love how easy it was to create such a peaceful Christmas scene and a lovely CAS card for the upcoming holiday season. :)

Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Holiday Wishes, Mix & Match Christmas Snow Scene and Mix & Match Christmas Trees and Houses)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog, Papertrey Ink stormy sea and pine feather
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop card die
American Crafts twine
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl hair- E50, Y23, E23
girl clothes- R85, R56, RV99, W5, W7, W9, E31, E55, E35, E40, E41, E42, R14, R27, R59
boy hair- E25, E49
boy clothes- W3, W5, W7, W9, E31, E55, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, BG93, BG96, BG99, E74, E77, E79, G29, E50, E81, E84, E87, T3, T5, T8
background- C00, C0, C1, C2, C4, G000, BG93
sky- B32, B52, B95, B97