Friday, June 22, 2018

Let's be mermaids...

TGIF my friends!

A couple of months back I was browsing the 'what's new' section at Simon Says and I came across this Mermaids set from Art Gone Wild. This company was new to me but I didn't hesitate adding the stamp set to my cart. So when it came time to get her on a card I decided to use desert sand ink for a soft and pretty no-line look. I also stamped up some of the kelp vines from the set to help set the scene of an underwater cave where this mermaid is coming to collect salad for her dinner. I paired her up with this fun sentiment from Stamping Bella because there are more than a few times that I wish this could actually happen, LOL!

Alrighty then, I've got a busy weekend ahead of me. See ya on Monday! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Art Gone Wild (Mermaids set), Stamping Bella (Under the Sea sentiment set)
ink- Memento desert sand and tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- RV42
hair- YR31, YR16, E07, E09
tail- BG10, B12, B14, B16, B18, BG53, Y0000, Y00
seaweed- YG13, G05, G07, YG01, YG03, YG95, BG53
water- Y0000, Y000, BG000, BG01, BG13, BG57, B18
stone- C5, C7, C10
fish- B12

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A million little wishes...

Hello crafty peeps!

It's the 21st and that means it is time for a new challenge over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. For the next couple weeks the theme is "Distress Inks". So whether they are the originals or the oxide inks now is the time to pull out those ink pads and get creative. For my card today I inked up the brand new Dandelion Wishes set from Mama Elephant. I just got my hands on it a couple days ago and there was no resisting the cuteness of these little critters, I had to create something with them right away. So I stamped up this fun scene and masked them off before grabbing a cloud stencil and sponging in the background using Squeezed Lemonade Oxide for the sky and Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint for the field. I did go back in with my Copics and add some darker green shadows in the ink under the animals and the stand of trees in the distance. I love how it all came together to make this happy little card. :) 

Ok, now it's your turn to create something for our "Distress Inks" themed challenge. As always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs and there are a lot of fun new goodies arriving so check it out!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Mama Elephant (Dandelion Wishes)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide squeezed lemonade, twisted citron and peeled paint
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
My Favorite Things cloud bank stencil
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie fine point white marker
Copic markers:
mouse- W0, W3, W5, R00
raccoon- T2, T4, T7, E40, E41, E42, R00
squirrel- N1, N3, N5, E50, E41, E43, 0
stump- E31, E34, E57, E59
grass/flowers- Y02, Y17, Y00, G20, YG61, YG63, YG03, G94
mushrooms- E81, E84, E50, E97, E99

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

An ocean full of thanks...

Hi there!

So with my affinity for mermaids it should come as no surprise that when the Whimsy Stamps release came out at the beginning of the month I snatched them right up. This beautiful girl is Naia the Mermaid and I absolutely adore her, I mean just look at that hair! I think it was the Rapunzel like nature of her hair that got me to go with a blonde color combo on her and from there I kept the rest of her look soft and pretty. To contrast that I decided to add pops of bright colors to the card by coloring in some whimsical trailing seaweed and other water flora. I like to imagine Naia tending to her under the sea garden so thankful for the beauty and bounty all her hard work has produced. And since a new "anything goes" challenge just started up over at Whimsy, I am going to add her into the running.  :)

Alrighty, I'm off to enjoy a day of coloring. See ya in 24!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Naia the Mermaid), Hero Arts (sentiment and fish)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink aqua mist
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Nuvo crystal drops
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E41, E42, E43
tail- C00, C0, C2, RV00, R81, G0000, G000, G00
top- RV10, R81, RV34
water- BG0000, BG000, B00
seaweed- YG01, YG05, YR15, YR68, BG34, RV06, RV66, B39, V12, V15, C1, C2, YR27


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

You are the pearl...

Hello, hello!

I couldn't let the summer go by without getting a lovely mermaid from A Day For Daisies on a card. They have so many beautiful mermaids to choose from that it was kinda hard to narrow it down. I finally settled on Mermaid She Dreams though I did a small alteration by masking the shoes out of her hands when I printed her out. This allowed me to add a shell and pearl instead which played back nicely to the sentiment I chose to pair with her. All the Copic colors I used were pulled to match this gorgeous Sea Maiden paper that was released from Authentique this summer, safe to say it is my favorite mermaid paper that I've gotten my hands on in quite a while. And even though I did color in a bit of a background it was fun to pull out my dies and give them a spin once again. :)

Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique (Sea Maiden)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Mermaid She Dreams)
stamps- Hero Arts (sentiment and fish)
ink- Papertrey Ink aqua mist and stormy sea
Hero Arts seaweed dies
Memory Box seaweed dies and shell die
Lawn Fawn stitched wave border die
Nuvo crystal drops
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E42, E43, E44
tail/top- E50, YR61, R12, R32, R17, BG10, BG11, BG34, BG72
sand- E50, E53, E55
sea- BG10, BG11, BG34, BG72
sea shell- E50, E81, R11, BG10

Monday, June 18, 2018

Black and white ATCs...

Good morning!

It's my turn to post over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page and I figured this would be the perfect time to share the Artist Trading Cards, or ATCs, that I made for the second 7 Kids ATC swap that recently wrapped up. The theme this time around was monochromatic and I chose to go with black and white since I liked the challenge of creating entire scenes with just a single family of grey markers. For the stars of the show I grabbed four different City Girls sets from Deep Red Stamps. This is perfect for me because I don't get bored coloring the same thing seven or eight times yet they all tie together nicely. Because the 2.5"x3.5" footprint of an ATC is on the small side I didn't worry about stamping the entire body of each girl onto the card. By just focusing on the torso up this really helped to push each gal into the foreground. :)
 
Ok, there is still time to enter the current "sunshine" themed challenge. As always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs and Kelly has added some fun new goodies recently so check it out!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Deep Red (City Girls Casual Friday set, City Girls Street Chic set, City Girls Weekend Fun set, City Girls Formal Affair set), Pink and Main (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers:
C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10, 100

Thursday, June 14, 2018

You are out of this world...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JUNE Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, PLAN IT ANYA, is a full size Anya perfect for your planners, and so many different projects. Our second set, MY UNIVERSE, introduced space characters and elements to create an out-of-this world scene. Next, we introduced some adorable safari animals in our WILD TIME set. And, of course, we couldn't forget about cute and sassy hippos in the HI HIPPO set. This release has so much variety to fit everyone!

To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Pretty AMAZING! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. Easy peasy!

You have until Monday, JUNE 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG

You must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's 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 also released our new Faith Stamp Set called PROMISE today! It's already a hit among our Design Team! This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the new release.

For my card today I just had to get this third little astronaut from the My Universe set onto a card of his own. With his back to us he seems to be an explorer on the go so I grabbed this sheet of space paper that adds a lot of movement to the design and used a light grey ink to stamp in the jet stream vapor from his pack. Now it looks like he is flying through the stars at great speed. If you couldn't tell, I've been having a lot of fun with these stamps, LOL! 

Alrighty, I shall send you on your way. Enjoy the hop!  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Papertrey Ink (Out of this World pack)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (My Universe set), Papertrey Ink (Out of this World set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog, Hero Arts teal and blue
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Doodlebug Sprinkles
space suit/rocket- C00, C1, C3, C4, C7, C10, B16, B37, B39, BG01, BG23, BG49, Y02, Y08, Y17, YR04, BG000, BG10

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Father's Day...


Hi there!

Well, we've made it to the fourth and final day of June previews for The Greeting Farm and we've got some happy hippos to introduce to you. This mini stamp set is called Hi Hippo and it includes four fantastic hippos as well as a sentiment. For my card I chose to ink up this fun little mister who is sitting and reading the daily news because I thought he would be perfect for a cute Father's Day card. I paired him up with this great newsprint paper from October Afternoon and then added a little living room scene around him with an old stamp set from my stash. I think he looks quite cozy now. :) 

Alrighty, you know what to do...  head on over to the TGF blog for even more Hi Hippo cuteness from the Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase tomorrow, the 15th, along with a blog hop for a chance to win all four new stamp sets! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- October Afternoon (Home Town)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hi Hippo set and I Love Dad set), Paper Smooches (Vogue Abode)
ink- Memento london fog and tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched dome stax die
October Afternoon die cut label
brads
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
hippo- N0, N1, N3, N4, YR0000, YR000, E93, E81
glasses- BG000
boots- E84, E87, E89
newspaper- E40, 0, 100
lamp- E81, E84, 0, Y0000, Y000
chair- YG00, YG23, YG95
phone- B37, B39
end table- T4, T5, T8
shelves- Y15, Y17, V20, V22, V25
vase- YG11
floor- E43, E44, E47
wall- G00, BG34, BG45