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

Hang in there...

Hey there!

I just wanted to pop in real quick for this unscheduled post sharing the Live coloring I did this morning in the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group. Our featured vendor this month is Santoro's Gorjuss Girls so I did a Live with this sweet Fly Away With Me stamp and it was requested that I post my Copic list of markers used so this is always the easiest place to do that. So here she is in all her glory, this was really a joy to color!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Santoro (Fly Away With Me Gorjuss Girl), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR24, YR27, E37
clothes- BV13, BV04, BV17, BV08, B04, C1, C2, C7, C10, 0
balloon- Y02, Y06, Y08, Y19
sky/clouds- BG0000, BG000, BG10, 0, C0
background- YG00, YG03, G43, YG63, YG67, G29, E42, E43, E31, E34, E25, W3, W5

Thursday, January 10, 2019

You're pretty...


 
Hello, hello!

We are back for day 2 of the Greeting Farm's January release! Next up is the Unicorn Plans set which includes a dozen tiny unicorns and a handful of little sentiments to go with. If you have been a fan of the Fairy Happy and Mermaid Kisses sets then you are going to love Unicorn Plans. These magical, mystical little friends are doing a number of different fun things making them perfect for planners and cards. Unicorn Plans will be available for purchase on the 15th along with the other new stamps. For my card today I have paired up three of the mini unicorns that all worked together with the sentiment I wanted to use. I love how they come together for this encouraging theme.

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see all of the magical cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Unicorn Plans set, as well as a few extras from me, and I will be back here on Monday with the final day of sneak peeks before the big release!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Girl Squad)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Unicorn Plans), Neat and Tangled (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts pink ombre
My Favorite Things stitched mod rectangle stax die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
gold thread
Smooch gold
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
unicorns- C00, C2, R00, R20, BG45, BG18, FBG2, R00, RV11, RV32, RV34, RV19, Y21
glasses- BG10, C2
book- E40, E42
laptop- B000, FBG2, T2
shadow- W00, W1, W3

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Oh Happy Day...


 
Hello there!

It's a new month and a new year and I'm so excited to get the ball rolling on the Greeting Farm's January release today! We have two clear sets and one clear single coming out this month and they are all just as cute as can be! First up is the With Love set which features a variety of whimsical wild flowers and two little flower girls that you can mix and match into all sorts of pretty floral combinations. With Love will be available for purchase on the 15th along with the other new stamps. For this colorful card I really went to town with the masking and layered the flowers in two opposing corners creating lovely bouquets for the tiny flower girls to live in. :)

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see all of the amazing cards from my fellow Farmers using the new With Love set and I shall see you back here tomorrow with more sneak peek fun!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (With Love), Mama Elephant (Happy Day)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts green ombre
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair 1- YR31, E33
outfit 1- YG11, YG03, RV63, RV66, RV69, G20
hair 2- E44, E49
outfit 2- YG11, YG03, BV13, BV08, BV17, RV63
sky- BG000, B60, B66
flowers-  Y13, Y35, YR04, YR09, RV13, RV25, RV19, Y02, V04, V06, V09, B02, Y000, Y00, Y13, Y15, RV13, R43, R35, R39, YR27, E39, E59, R14, R27, R89, Y38
leaves- YG21, YG03, YG95, YG99

Thanks...

Hey there! 

We are starting a new weekly feature in the 7 Kids emails today with quick Walk Thru Wednesday photo tutorials by the design team. Not only will we be featuring quick tips and tricks for your card making but we will also be featuring stamps from that month's current Featured Vendor. This month is all about Gorjuss Girls and for my WTW card I have colored up the lovely stamp called Birds of a Feather. While these extra large stamps are a lot of fun to color, their large size really fills an entire A2 sized card front. Personally, I love adding a sentiment to the front of my cards so this size can make it kind of difficult to figure out where to fit words in without compromising the overall design. That's where the "eclipse" technique comes in handy. The finished result is a subtle message that blends in beautifully with the scene you have colored. There are plenty more tips and tricks coming from my fellow team mates each week so if you haven't signed up for the 7 Kids newsletter yet be sure to do so on the store home page. And don't forget that you have until the end of January to take advantage of the 20% off Gorjuss Girls when you use the code GORJUSS at check out. :)

Smooches!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Santoro (Gorjuss Girl Birds of a Feather), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Lawn Fawn thanks die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E27
clothes- RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, R56, E40, E41
sky- B0000, B000, B00
grass/trees- YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67
flowers- G20, Y21, Y26, E37, YG03, YG95, YG99
frame/base- BG10, Y11, Y21