Tuesday, July 17, 2018

If your thighs touch...

Hello again!

Yesterday I shared my card using the gorgeous Cancer zodiac girl in all her star sign awesomeness. As is becoming tradition around the ol' blog, today I have a very different version of the stamp that actually didn't require too much altering and what I did do is super simple. Initially I was thinking of wiping away the crab but I kept coming back to the problem of what I could replace it with since her hand looks like it needs to be holding something. It wasn't until I decided to embrace the crab that my A-Ha! moment hit... I would turn her into a summer time beach babe. First I wiped away the flowers from her hair before stamping then used a black multi-liner pen to draw in the missing hair. Next I cut the image off just above the knees, grabbed my multi-liner again and drew in a simple Y shape to transform her long, elegant gown into a stylish one piece swimsuit. Seriously, you don't have to have any amazing drawing skills to accomplish this transformation. Once I masked off my new Cancer girl, I used the retired Beach Background stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to set the scene and I couldn't be happier with the pairing. The sentiment is from a new Whimsy set called Salty Hair and considering I drew in those thighs, it really made me chuckle. ;)    

Thanks for stopping by!
Supply list:
cardstock-  Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Cancer), Kraftin' Kimmie (The Beach Background), Whimsy Stamps (Salty Hair set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black and Hero Arts unicorn white
Lawn Fawn stitched border die
Doodlebug washi tape
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E31, E34, E35, E93
hair- E44, E47, E49
swimsuit- Y0000, Y02, Y18, Y17, Y35, YR04, YR18
crab- YR30, YR12, YR09, R39
palm trees- E55, E59, YG00, G07, G29
stones- T1, T2, T4,T5
bushes- RV04, Rv09, YG13, G17, G99, G29
sand- E50, E51, E21, E33, E42
sky/sea- B01, B02, B04, B05, 0

Monday, July 16, 2018

Birthday star...

Good morning!

I can't believe we are half way through July already! I figured that if I was going to continue on with my personal challenge to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls then I had better get Cancer done before the signs switch up in a few days. So here she is in all her watery glory. Cancer is the sign of the Crab and she is  sensitive, imaginative, emotional, sympathetic and kind. She possesses an active, shrewd and intuitive mind. Her signature colors are sea green and silver, the shimmering colors of the water and the moon. This go round I was inspired to create a bit of a scene as I imagined this gorgeous, goddess like figure emerging from shallow bay waters surrounded by sweeping willow tree branches. I didn't go super detailed with it since I wanted the sentiment to still be easily read over the image. Again, the sentiment is a mix of stamps with the top being from the Papertrey Ink Stargazer sets and the Cancer description comes with Miss Cancer herself. 
Be sure to check back tomorrow when I share a fun card that I've made with the altered version of Cancer, it is quite the 180 from this soft and serene design and such an easy change up. ;)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girls Cancer), Papertrey Ink (stargazer set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, desert sand and london fog, Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C1, C3, C5, BV29
flowers- RV52, Rv55, R85, R89
gown- G000, G00, BG34, BG11
crab- YG21, YG03, YG93, YG95, G28, G99, B05, B37, B39, YR30, R14, R59
background- E41, E42, B52, B41, BG11, BG53, BG45, YG11, BV0000, BV000, G82, G85

Saturday, July 14, 2018

You make every day fantastic...

It’s the 15th and that means the new JULY stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first two sets called MERMAID KISSES and MERMAID GROTTO feature the cutest, most adorable mermaids plus a fantastic scene builder with the grotto. Our next set, FOXY FUN is super fabulous and perfect for those planner pages. And, of course, we couldn't forget about the busiest time of year....summer, so we had to include MEGA-MINI SUMMER with some cool dudes and dudettes ready to hit the beach.

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 Wednesday, JULY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:

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 will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

For my card I grabbed the Foxy Fun set once again and created a downtown shopping scene using three of the little critters. I tried to keep it very cartoon like with my color choices and stylizing of the background since the whole thing kinda reminds me of video games like Animal Crossing, LOL! Alrighty, I'm not going to keep you any longer, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Foxy Fun set), Pink and Main (Main Street set), Simon Says Stamps (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
foxes- YR21, YR24, YR27, E18, E50, E40, R30
fox 1 clothes- RV02, RV14, YG21, YG25, YG17, BG23, BG49, B63, B66
fox 2 clothes- V04, V06, V09, RV52, RV55
fox 3 clothes- B21, B23, B24, C1, E81, E84
cupcake shop- Y11, Y21, Y26, R20, R22, E43, E41, E81, C1, E42, E31, E35, BG000, BG10
coffee shop- E53, E23, E25, C1, C2, G07, G29, Y21, Y26, E39, YG13, BG000, BG10
bakery- R20, R22, R43, R24,Y38, YR04, YR18, C1, C2, E31, E34, E33, YR24, YR23, Y11, Y21, E47, BG000, BG10
pet shop- E55, E57, E47, E49, YG00, YG25, YG17, Y11, Y15, W5, E81, R21, BG000, BG10
bench/sign board- E55, E35, C1, N4
mailbox- B04, B37, B39
sky- B0000, B00, B12, B32, B41
trees- YG03, YG25, YG67
sidewalk/road- W1, W3, W4, T3, T4

Thursday, July 12, 2018

High tide or low tide...

TGIF my friends!

Well here we are at the third and final day of July previews for The Greeting Farm and we are wrapping things up with the Mega Mini Summer set. This stamp set includes six darling kiddos ready to beat the heat during these hot summer days as well as a beach sign, sailboat, butterfly, slice of watermelon and three sentiments. Once again I found myself quite inspired by all of the different card making possibilities within this set that I actually made four cards (the rest of which can be found over on the TGF blog today). The one I chose to share here first is a personal favorite. I always love what I do and am happy with the cards I create but every once in a while I finish putting one together and it just stands out in a special way. Something about this sweet gal had me taking her to the beach and I was able to use the sign and sailboat stamps from the set to help me do just that. I love how it looks like she arrived bright and early, just as the sun is coming up. Perhaps she wanted to watch the sailing regatta or maybe she just wanted to claim a prime spot in the sand. Either way there is a peaceful mood to this card that I really respond to. :)

Alrighty, you know what to do... head on over to the TGF blog for even more Mega Mini Summer fun from myself and my fellow Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase on Sunday as well as a chance to win all four of the July stamp sets by participating in the blog hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mega Mini Summer set), Avery Elle (shine bright set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico cement
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y23, YR31, E15, E33
clothes- YR23, YR24, E35, YG00, YG03, YG17, G0000, G00, C2
sailboats- Y02, Y17, Y38, YR04/RV10, RV02, Rv04, RV69/BG11, BG34, BG49
sky/sea- B000, B00, B01, B02, Y0000, Y000
sand- E30, E31, E33
sign- E41, E42, E43, E44
grass- YG63, G46
fence/shadows- E40, E41, E42

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

One amazing adventure...

Hello, hello!

Are you ready for day two of the July Greeting Farm release previews? Today we have another fantastic clear set to share called, Foxy Fun. This set has 12 mini foxes getting into all sorts of smile inducing antics. And just like the mermaids yesterday I couldn't stop coming up with card ideas using these foxy friends (so of course I have more samples that can be seen over on the TGF blog). For the first card I'm sharing here I decided to pair up the three foxes that are on the go, whether it is by bike, razor or scooter. I wanted the card to look like you are catching the scene as they fly by so I placed them behind this cool circle birch tree die. I know that I would do a double take if I was out walking in the woods and came across this crazy scene, LOL!

There is plenty more Foxy Fun cuteness to be had over on the TGF blog. I promise you won't want to miss all of the foxy fab-ness from my fellow Farmers!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Foxy Fun set), Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico cement
Simon Says Stamp birch circle die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
My Favorite Things birch tree leaves
Copic markers:
fox fur- YR21, YR24, YR27, E18, E50, E40, R30
bike fox- YG00, YG03, G07, RV06, RV66, RV69, C2, C10, Y04, Y17
razor fox- B02, B05, B18, B39, C00, C2, R27
scooter fox- RV10, RV21, Rv13, V04, V06, V09, Y11, Y21, Y26, C2, C6, C10, Y04, BG11, BG32, G17, Y04
background- W1, W3, B0000, B000, YG23, YG25, YG63. YG67, YG00

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Best Fins Forever...

Hello there!

It's day one of the July stamp release from The Greeting Farm... woot, woot! We have four fantastic clear sets coming out this month and believe me, they are positively swoon worthy! Just take a peek at the first two coordinating sets that we are previewing... I'm sure you remember the Fairy Happy and Fairy Garden sets, well how could we let another month go by without introducing their mermaid cousins! Say hello to the Mermaid Kisses and Mermaid Grotto sets, both of which will be available for purchase on the 15th. These teeny tiny cuties have stolen my heart and I couldn't stop creating cards with them (just check out the TGF blog for the other ones I made). The Mermaid Grotto set comes with some fish, strand of kelp and one tiny mermaid, she's the one stamped furthest to the right, then I added a bunch of her friends from the Mermaid Kisses set to fill out this under the sea party.

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see the fin-tasticly mer-mazing cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Mermaid Kisses and Mermaid Grotto sets 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 (Mermaid Kisses set and Mermaid Grotto set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Nuvo crystal drops
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
skin- E21, E23, E04
mermaids clockwise starting top left:
hair- RV00, RV13, RV14, Rv29, R89
tail- BV02, BV13, BV08
top- BG07
hair- RV02, V05, V06, V09
tail-Y02, Y35, YR04
top- RV25
hair- YR15, YR09, E19
tail- BG10, BG23, BG07
top- V15
hair- RV000, RV52, RV55
tail- Y02, Y17, Y26
top- YR15
hair- BV02, BV13, BV04, BV08
tail- YG21, YG03, YG67
top- RV66
hair- BG45, BG05, BG18
tail- RV21, RV23, RV25
top- YG23
flower- Y08, Y35
treasure chest- E31, E34, E47, Y02, Y26, E39
seaweed- YG00, YG17, G29
starfish- Y04, Y38, YR07, R27
column- BV20, BV23, BV25, R14
sand- E50, E53, E34
fish- B05, FYG2
bottle- G0000, G000, YG41
water- BG10, BG11, BG34, BG57

All of your wishes...

Hi there!

Some of you may have seen this card over on The Greeting Farm blog way back during the March release of the Fairy Happy and Fairy Garden sets. I had a lot of fun masking on this one to make it really look like the fairies are interacting with the oversized sentiment, placing some in front of and some behind it. Well it has certainly taken awhile to get this posted over here on my blog but the timing couldn't be more perfect. You see... a new TGF release starts tomorrow and let's just say that these teeny tinies could be a BIG hint as to what is coming! ;)

So be sure to check back tomorrow because you won't want to miss this awesome release!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Fairy Happy set and Fairy Garden set), Avery Elle (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts pink ombre
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop card die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04, R20
skin- E21, E34, E57, R20
dresses- RV10, RV21, RV13/ RV21, RV13, RV14
hair 1- YR15, E08, E19
hair 2- E31, E34, E35
hair 3- T4, T6, T8, T10
hair 4- E44, E47, E49
hair 5- YR30, YR31, E33
flower- Y13, Y17, YG17, Y38
wings- BG10