Wednesday, July 27, 2016

It's a beautiful day...


I'm heading back to the tropics today, this time it's with this cutie Anya from the Aloha set. I colored her up a few weeks ago to be my summer avatar over on Facebook and once I had that done she just had to make it on a card. And with this fab paper from the You Are Here Simple Stories collection it really made the whole process super quick and easy, the beach scene was already done for me. Now Anya is strolling across the sandy beach, sipping her coconut drink while the sun sets on another beautiful day... just like the sentiment says. ;)

Ok, friends, I've got to run! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (You Are Here)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Aloha set, Hello & Smile set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Colorbox dark brown
The Greeting Farm enjoy die
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E29
clothes- YR61, YR65, YR68
flower- RV10, RV11, RV32, R83, Y26
coconut drink- E42, E44, E77, E81, YG03, YG93, YG95

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ham it up...

Hello, hello!

My collection of darling Birdie Brown stamps from MFT has grown over the last few months and yet I haven't managed to get any of these little characters onto a card in that time. Mores the pity because they really hit the trifecta of cute, quick and fun to create with. So now I'm making a point to ink them up and get some cards made with this stash of stamps. First to get inked up was the Hog Heaven set and this dancing pig totally makes me giggle. Because he is such a party animal I really wanted it to look like he is shaking his groove thang so I borrowed the little hash tag stamps from the Sugar Pea Designs Hot Diggity Dog set to make it look like his back side is in motion. Other than the sequins this is a one layer card but what it lacks in design I think it makes up for with it's cheery cheekiness. ;)

Ok folks, time for me to scoot. Talk at'cha later! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink vintage cream
stamps- My Favorite Things (Hog Heaven set), Papertrey Ink (Hooray set), Sugar Pea Designs (Hot Diggity Dog set)
ink- Memento espresso truffle, Studio Calico mojito, lime light and buttercream
My Favorite Things blueprint dienamic
Copic markers:
pig- YR000, R01, YR61, R02, E21, E23
tie- BG11, BG34, BG13
shadow- W00, W2, W4

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hey girl...

Good morning!

Things have been heating up in my neck of the woods so a lot of free time has been spent chillaxin' in the water just trying to keep cool. Makes me wish for a tropical oasis to escape to but since I don't see that happening any time soon I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through my stamps, LOL! Tropical Piper from Some Odd Girl fit my mood perfectly so I printed her out and got down to coloring this island beauty. I also had fun getting creative with a watercolor background using an old Heidi Swapp mask that I've had in my stash for years. The flowers were too perfect a match not to use with Piper and it was a great challenge to match the Copics I used to the Distress inks in the background. I'm so pleased with how this card came together that I'm going to enter it into the current SOG Facebook challenge, "Anything Odd Goes". 

Have a good one everybody!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
watercolor paper
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Tropical Piper)
stamps- Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Versamark clear, Tim Holtz Distress Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Heidi Swapp floral mask
Copic markers:
skin- E11, E33, E25, E04
lips- RV04
eyes- YG93, E84, E87, E89, BG000
hair- E44, E47, E49
flower- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG95, Y06, Y18, Y17, RV000, RV02, RV04, RV09
earring- Y11, Y15, YR23, Y28
background- Y00, YR30 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays...

It's Friday and the day is finally here...RELEASE DAY for all 4 of the new JULY Stamp Sets and Coordinating Dies: Dashing, Let's Mingle, Ho Ho Holiday, and Pop-Out Xmas!! We have been previewing these adorable sets over the last few days, and NOW they are available in The Greeting Farm Store. To celebrate, we are having a BLOG HOP!! Since we have 4 sets this month, we are going to pick 2 lucky winners (each will receive two stamp sets).
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. You have until Sunday, July 24th at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the two random winners later in the week!

TGF Design Team:


For my card today I've inked up the sweet Santa from the Ho Ho Holiday set and a whole heap of gifts from three of the four sets. I contained most of the design inside the wonky stitched window die because I think it adds whimsy and a sense of playfulness to this clean and simple card. 
Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Ho Ho Holidays set, Dashing set and Let's Mingle set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things wonky stitched window die
Studio Calico gold enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, E42, 0
clothes- E81, E84, 0, R05, R08, E09, C5, C9, YG03, YG67
presents- W2, W4, YG03, YG25, YG67, G29, Y11, Y15, YR23, Y28, R05, R08, E09, BG000, 0

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A sparkling season...

Hey there!

Well, we've made it to the fourth and final day of previews for the TGF July release and we've saved a super fun, interactive set for last. The stamp set is called Pop Out Xmas and the pop out refers to the way you can mix and match these stamps to add the Santa, Reindeer or Snowman to a variety of gift boxes or even stockings. For my card I chose to ink up Santa and a couple reindeer and pop each one into their own stocking. Once I had them in there they kind of reminded me of tree ornaments so I totally ran with the idea. I knew I had a Memory Box die that looks like ornament hangers so I cut some out of gold paper and added them to my stamped images. Then I just created a background that looks like the inside of a Christmas tree by rubbing spots of colored inks on with a cotton ball and then stamping pine branches right over them. 
The TGF blog is totally poppin' with inspiration from my fellow Farmers today so be sure to check that out. And come back tomorrow for a blog hop and chances to win the new release!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Pop Out Xmas set, Sparkling Season set), Inkadinkado (pine branch)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Nick Bantock sapmoss green, Studio Calico well red, orange county, sunny day, lime light and true blue
Memory Box ornament hooks and tops die
Gold Smooch
Copic markers:
santa- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71, N0, N1, N3, R05, R08, E09, YG03, YG67, G29, E81, E84, 0
reindeer- E50, E41, 0, R000, R30, E53, E55, E57, N10, R08, R46

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Have your-elf...


Here we are at day three of the Greeting Farm July release and I have to admit that this set is my favorite of the bunch. It's called Ho Ho Holiday and there are three darling elves, a super cute Santa, great sentiments and fun extras all included in this set. For today's card I chose to ink up all three of the elves to create a merry scene of them preparing to decorate Santa's workshop. I did borrow a string of lights stamp from an old Karen Foster set to get this look but the lights could have just as easily been drawn in free hand. Once I had the image colored I grabbed small cotton balls and dabbed coordinating ink colors around each bulb to make them look like they are glowing.
Now you'll want to Ho Ho Hop on over to the TGF blog to see the fab cards my fellow Farmers have made with this happy holiday stamp set.  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Ho Ho Holiday set), Karen Foster (string of lights)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Studio Calico poppy, orange county, sunny day, lime light, deja blue
Doodlebug washi tape
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
hair- BG70, BG000, BG72
clothes- E50, E81, 0, R24, R46, R59, YG03, YG67, G29, Y11, Y17
lights- R14, YR04, Y18, YG17, B37, G29
shadow- W2, W5, W6, W9, C2

Monday, July 18, 2016

We wish you a Merry Christmas...

Hello again! 

Welcome back to day two of the TGF July release where we are previewing four new clear Christmas stamp sets. Today Let's Mingle is in the spotlight and this set includes a whole slew of festive mice along with some cookies, gifts and sentiments. I couldn't resist stamping up a whole plateful of cookies for these two merry mischief makers to raid. Then I realized that a cup of milk needed to be left for Santa too so I grabbed the I Love Mom set, wiped away the wording on the cup and replaced it with this holly motif from another upcoming Christmas set. I wanted to use this big speech bubble border die so I actually chose a larger sentiment from the oldie but goodie Holiday Blessings set and I think it works pretty great with these excited and eager Christmas critters.
Now scurry on over to the TGF blog to see all the Christmas magic my fellow Farmers have been creating!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (stripe), My Mind's Eye (green)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Let's Mingle set, Pop Out Xmas set, I Love Mom set, Holiday Blessings set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Doodlebug mini doily
My Favorite Things oval die
Lawn Fawn stitched speech bubble die
Copic markers:
mouse 1- W00, W1, W3, E50, R00, R30, YG93, YG95, YG03
mouse 2- E40, W1, E43, R00, R30, E50, 0, R24, R59, R89
mug- C0, C2, C3, R24, R59, YG03, YG67, G29, E50, BG000
cookies- E30, E31, E34, E59, E81