Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sweet November Vault day 2

Welcome back to day 2 our January Sweet November Vault opening at 7 Kids. The Vault is a special period where we bring back a few select 'classic' Sweet November rubber images, give them an update and convert them to a new digital format. Initially the Vault only stayed open for 24 hours but we have listened to your requests and from now on the Vault will stay open all weekend long, that's right a full 48 hours. So if you missed getting them 'back in the day' now is your chance... and they are quite the deal too!

Today I am sharing the results of the Live coloring videos that I did in the 7 Kids Customers Create group yesterday. I changed things up with Princess Ilyse by cropping in close on her pretty face and mirror flipping the digital image then printing her nice and light for some no line coloring. The castle background is one that I've had for ages and couldn't remember who made it until a super sleuth who was watching the Live, Bonnie, tracked it down... so thanks Bonnie!
Pegasus Breezy was printed out rather large for this card putting her front and center as she flies high above this peaceful pastoral plain. We had a lot of fun picking colors for this soaring sweetie and I learned that the decorative markings that I like to add to her hind quarters are called 'cutie spots'... love that! If you weren't able to join us for the Lives all of the past coloring sessions can be found in the group archives here. And today is the last day to add these to your digi collection because once Monday rolls around that Vault closes back up and who knows when we will see them again. :)
Princess Ilyse supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Sweet November (Princess Ilyse)
stamp- Faerie Song (Cliff Dweller), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Kaiser Craft gems 
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- RV21, RV13, R83
eyes- YG13, G46, G29, BG99
eye shadow- W2, W3
hair- BV02, BV25, BV08, BV29
clothes- B12, B24, B29, B39, N1, N3, 0, N7, RV06, RV66, RV69, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39
sky/water- YR30, YR31, YR0000, YR000, YR00, RV91, RV93, R83, B000
cliff/castle- W1, W4, T0, T2, T4, T8, Y11
hills- G21, YG63
trees/grass- YG25, G43, G46, G94, G29
dirt- E31, E43, E44

Pegasus Breezy supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Sweet November (Pegasus Breezy)
stamps- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
Papertrey Ink Noted scallop die
The Twinery twine
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
body- V000, V01, V12, RV00, RV02
mane/tail- RV52, RV55, RV02, RV04, RV09
hooves- V15, V17, V09
eyes- BG02, BG07, BG49, BG78
sky- RV000, RV00, RV02, Y000, Y11, 0, B60, BV20, BV23
river- B60, B41, B52
hills/trees- G40, G43, YG01, G24, YG63, YG93, G94, G99, G29

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Sweet November January Vault Release!

Hello friends!

Welcome to our January Sweet November Vault opening at 7 Kids. The Vault is a special period where we bring back a few select 'classic' Sweet November rubber images, give them an update and convert them to a new digital format. Initially the Vault only stayed open for 24 hours but we have listened to your requests and from now on the Vault will stay open all weekend long, that's right a full 48 hours. So if you missed getting them 'back in the day' now is your chance... and they are quite the deal too!  


This month we are sticking with the fairy tale theme and we have Princess Ilyse who was originally released in January 2011. Princess Ilyse is demur and regal as is befitting her station. But don't let that cool, calm demeanor fool you... inside beats the heart of a lion and she is as brave as any knight in the land. Ilyse is beautiful and strong and she is smart enough to know that it is much better to befriend a dragon than to try and slay one
And our second Vault treasure this month is the Pegasus Breezy who also made her first appearance back in 2011. Breezy is a little whirlwind of energy who loves to dance on the clouds over Sweet November Land. She flits and flies and prances around delighting all the other inhabitants with her thrilling aerodynamic displays. :)
Princess Ilyse supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Sweet November (Princess Ilyse)
stamp- Verve (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25
lips/ eye shadow- R32, R56, W2, W3
eyes- YG01, YG95, YG99
clothes- RV95, RV34, RV99, BV11, BV17, BV29, C0, C1, C3, W1, W4, 0, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39, RV04, R46, R89
window landscape- B21, B000, Y0000, Y11, YG00, YG03, G43, G94, BV0000, BV000, BV01, N6
stone work- W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W6
tapestry/rug- YR23, YR24, YR27, R22, R37, R59, YG01, YG03, YG91, YG93, YG95


Pegasus Breezy supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Sweet November (Pegasus Breezy)
stamp- Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
bodies- E50, E41, C1, 0, R00
mane/tail/wings 1- BV02, BV13, BV08, B02, BV0000, BV000
eyes 1- B04, B16, B39
mane/tail/wings 2- V000, V01, V04, V06, V09, RV04
eyes 2- YG01, YG17, YG99
mane/tail/wings 3- BG10, BG11, BG23, BG49, BG000, YG00
eyes 3- B63, B66, BV29
background- B0000, B000, R0000, R000, Y000, 0

Friday, January 18, 2019

In my thoughts...

TGIF!

Today I've got the altered version of Uptown Zodiac Girl Capricorn to share with you. Capricorn was an easy change up, all I did was wipe away her horns before stamping then I used a black multiliner pen to fill in the missing lines in her hair. I debated about having another go at coloring in her big, wide skirt or shortening it for more of a change but then I came up with an easy scene utilizing a die cut window that would do all the work for me. By placing her inside the house you can't see how long or short the skirt really is, the lazy crafter in me really loves that simple solution, LOL! The wall frames are from the Fireplace Backdrop stamp, I just cut them apart from the fireplace for some added versatility with the images. This created a pretty little scene to spy through that window and a cheery card over all. :)



Now don't forget to check back tomorrow for this month's SN Vault release. Two classic Sweet November images have been given a digital update and will be available for 48 hours only at 7 Kids!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Capricorn, Fireplace Backdrop), Pergamano (bird), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Memory Box window die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR14, YR27, E39
clothes- Y11, Y21, BV02, E81
wall- G40, G43, G24
paintings- B60, B63, B66, YG25, YG67, B12, B21, B45, E34, G94, YG21, Y000, Y00, B000, BV000, C3, C4
siding- E40, E41, E42, E43, W2, 0
grass/bushes- YG21, YG03, YG91, YG93, YG95, RV10, RV21, RV13, Y21 
bird- YR30, YR31, R12, B91, B23

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Capricorn...

Good morning crafty friends!

We are nearing the finish line with my personal challenge to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls and this month Capricorn is the star of the show.
Capricorn is the sign of the Goat and she is reserved, prudent, patient, disciplined, determined and quick to seize opportunity. She uses cunning instead of force and seeks security. Her signature colors are dark green and brown, the classic, comforting colors of nature and the earth. Once again I didn't have a particular recipient in mind while coloring her up but I had a great time creating this woodsy background for her to live in and play with pattern on that big ol' skirt of hers. :)
 
Tomorrow I will have the altered version of Capricorn to share so be sure to come back then!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Capricorn), Papertrey Ink (star gazer and star gazer additions)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E34, E47
horns- E81, C2
dress- G0000, G20, G12, G82, G94, G99, YG61, E81
sky- B0000, B000, B41
trees- E55, E31, E34, E57, G24
grass/landscape- YG03, YG93, YG95, YG99, YG0000, YG00, YG21, BV0000, BV000

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A wonderful friend...

Hello, hello! 

I'm tickled pink to share with you all that I am guest designing for Honey Bee Stamps this month! I've been a big fan of their stamps for a couple years now. Their designs range from sweet and whimsical to kind of folk artsy cool, all of which really speak to me. No matter the style, what I really love more than anything is how these sets are totally geared towards scene building and telling stories with your stamps... and you know I'm all over that! For my card today I had a lot of fun with the Snow Buddies set and masked a bunch of the cute characters together into a happy winter scene. The sentiment also comes from another great Honey Bee set called Friendship. All together and they make for one very happy little card, sure to bring smiles!

Alrighty friends, I'm off for a day of fun and coloring. See ya in 24!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Honey Bee Stamps (Snow Buddies and Friendship sets)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
snowmen/snow- B0000, G00, C0, C1
sky- BG0000, BG000, Y0000, C00, 0
carrots- Y38, YR04, YR07, YR09
hat and scarf- B04, B16, B37, B39, E40, E81, E84
earmuffs/buttons- YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, V12, V15, V17
broom- YR23, YR24, E35, E27, E49
bunnies- E40, E50, C1, 0, R00
bird- E40, E13, E07, E55, E57, Y17
bunny sweater/scarf- BG11, BG32, BG49, RV13, RV25, RV69
trees- E40, E43, W4, W7


Monday, January 14, 2019

Dance with fairies, ride a unicorn...

It’s the 15th, and the three new stamp sets for the JANUARY RELEASE are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, WITH LOVE features some sweet, adorable girls with flowers to create wonderful floral scenes. The next set called UNICORN PLANS has various tiny unicorns perfect for all your projects, especially those planners. And lastly, DECORA ANYA who reminds all of us to embrace our fun, colorful, sparkly side. 
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets! You have until JANUARY 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 
JESSIE 
MARTHA 
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 couldn't resist pulling out the Fairy Wishes and Mermaid Kisses sets to join the new Unicorn Plans cuties for a bit of magical, mystical fun. They all work so perfectly together which makes me all kinds of happy! 
Alrighty, I won't keep you... have fun on the hop! :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Unicorn Plans, Fairy Wishes and Mermaid Kisses), Stamping Bella (sentiment)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
mermaid hair- Y18, YR04, YR18, E19
tail/top- BG11, BG13, BG09, V12, V17
mermaid tail- RV63, RV66
flying fairy hair- BG01, BG05, B18
flying fairy dress- V04, V06, V09
fairy hair- RV02, RV21, RV14
fairy dress- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67
wings- G00
unicorns- C0, C2, R000, R00, R20
hair 1- BV13, BV17, BV08, B02
hair 2- V12, V15, V17, RV21
hair 3- RV10, RV52, RV55, Y11 
bow- BG11, BG32, BG45
background- BG000, BG10, BG45, YR30, E30, E31, E33, YG03, YG21, YG91, YG93, YG95, B0000, B000, B00, Y0000, Y000

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Don't let anyone dull your sparkle...


 
Hey there!
 
Are you ready for the third and final day of the Greeting Farm's January release previews? We are wrapping things up with super fun Decora Anya. Decora Anya was inspired by the Harajuku girls in Japan who decorate themselves with colorful girly clothes, all sorts of hair clips and cute jewelry, many of them even sport illustrated bandaids right on their noses. Personally, I find the bandaid a bit distracting so I cut it out of the stamp, creating two separate stamps... now I have the option of adding it to Decora or my other stamps wherever I want. I've even included a quick walk thru below if anyone else is interested in changing her look a bit. I like that now Anya kinda looks like a typical tot who is putting on all her pretties because more is better, LOL!  Decora Anya will be available for purchase tomorrow, the 15th along with the other new stamp sets.

To see Decora in all her bandaged glory, head on over to the TGF blog to see what my fellow Farmers have created. I will be back tomorrow for the official blog hop and a chance for some lucky individual to win the entire January release!  :)
To permanently remove the bandaid from Decora's face I used a small 1/8" hole punch to punch a hole in the open space of polymer in the center of her face. Then I carefully slipped my fine tip scissors into the hole and cut around the bandaid, being careful to avoid her smile. That simple "plastic surgery" now leaves me with two stamps, Decora and the bandaid, expanding the versatility of both. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
paper- Echo Park
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Decora Anya), CC Designs (Rockabilly Sentiments), Papertrey Ink (Bokeh stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico pink lemonade and Hero Arts pink ombre
Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Doodlebug glitter Sprinkles
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eye shadow- BG10
hair- RV10, RV21, RV14, RV52, V04, V06
clothes/clips- BG11, BG13, BG07, Y02, Y17, YR04, YR09, RV02, RV06, RV29, BG02, B05, V05, V12, V17, YG00, YG03, YG17, R14, R27, R59, YG01, YG25, G07, C1, C2, C3, C7, C10, YR23, BG10, BG15, BG09, B37, RV19, RV21, BV02