Wednesday, August 21, 2019

You say witch...

Hello there!

Who's ready for Halloween cards? Me, me, me! Yes, lately I've been feeling that itch to start transitioning into the next season of card making as we head into the final weeks of summer. Even though we haven't had a break in the hot weather yet I am ready for things to get a bit more cool and cozy. So when I saw all the fab new Halloween stamps in the latest Picket Fence release I quickly added them to my 7 Kids cart. The sketchy looking witches in the If You've Got It, Haunt It set were the first to catch my eye and then I fell in love with the On an Autumn Day background. The nice thing about it is it's versatility because I can totally see using it for all the seasons just by changing the sky colors and using my Copics to add more leaves. The sentiment even comes with the small Witch, Please set... so much Picket Fence goodness on one card, LOL! You might notice that I couldn't resist giving my sassy witch a head full of big, bouncing curls a la Cher in The Witches of Eastwick, and I think she looks fabulous with her new 'do.  ;) 

Don't be surprised if more fall and Halloween cards start showing up here on the 'ol blog cause there's no going back now, LOL! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Picket Fence Studios (If You've Got It Haunt It, On an Autumn Day and Witch Please), SEI (Eerie Alley)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Hero Arts green ombre and safari sunrise ombre, Versamark watermark
Hero Arts white detail embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Copic Atyou Spica glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04
hair- C3, C7, C10, 100
clothes- BV01, BV02, BV04, BV17, BV29, T0, T4, T10
pumpkins- YR04, YR18, E89
sky- Y02, Y13, Y18, YR16, YR07, R56, R59, RV99
shadow- G99
leaves- YR27, E39
 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

So doggone kind...

Hello, hello! 

For my card today I felt like playing with another one of the newest Dreamerland stamps that were released this summer. This little beauty with her basket of pups is called Because I Love You and I paired them with the older Box of Flowers stamp and the running pup that come with one of their red rubber stamps which, for the life of me, I can't remember what it's called. Once they were all stamped on there together I could just picture her sitting right outside her house by the front stoop. I didn't have a ruler handy to I was really winging it with the house as I sketched with my Copics and the perspective got totally wonky on the front there but what can ya do, LOL! At least you get the impression of what I was going for, plus it isn't like the house is the focal point any way. Then I just finished the whole thing off with a fun sentiment from the Honey Bee Friends Furever set which I thought tied back quite nicely to her helping so sweetly with those puppies. :)

Ok then, so much to do today... I should get moving. Have a good one! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland (Because I Love You, Box of Flowers), Honey Bee Stamps (Friends Furever)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E34, E25
clothes- BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV04, BV29
puppies- W0, W1, W3, W4, W5, W53, W55, V20
basket- YR23, YR24, E35, E39
flower box- E42, E43, E44, RV10, RV02, V04, V09, RV14, RV29, Y02, Y18, YG23, YG95, YG97, Y35, YR04, YR18, E25, E49
grass- YG03, YG17, YG95, YG97
house- E81, E84, E87, N2, N3, N4, N5, N7, W1, W2, W3, W4, E55, E57, E59, C2, B00

Monday, August 19, 2019

Birthday wishes...

Good morning! 

We opened the Sweet November Vault at 7 Kids this weekend and we brought back the Surprise Party Fairwees in honor of Kelly's third anniversary of owning the store. On Saturday I did two Live coloring videos in the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group and this card using Daphne's Balloons is the result of one of those videos. We ended up coloring her floating high above the clouds which left me a lot of blue space up top to play with. So I grabbed the new Birthday Wishes die from The Greeting Farm and created a large but subtle silhouette style greeting in that space. It's so cool that by simply die cutting the sentiment five times and gluing them all together you get this raised lettering that almost disappears into the scene. It's like a little bit of card making magic, which seems appropriate with these sweet Fairwees.  ;)

Ok, time for me to scoot. Hope you have a lovely week!
Supply list:
cardstock- Catherine Pooler and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Sweet November (Daphne's Balloons)
The Greeting Farm birthday wishes die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura Stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list of markers used but you can see them here

Saturday, August 17, 2019

You're invited to a wee little party!

Hello friends!

It's time for the August SN Vault release and because we are also celebrating Kelly's three year anniversary of owning 7 Kids we decided to go big... in a small way. To help us celebrate this milestone we have brought back all six of the Surprise Party Fairwees who were originally released in January of 2012. These smallest of the small inhabitants of Sweet November Land are the best party planners around and they have gone all out for this celebration! :)Fairwee Josie is putting the finishing touches of sparkling sugar and candy coated decorations on the yummiest looking platter of mini cupcakes that we have ever seen. While Mia is a wee little ball of energy zooming in and showering everyone with a burst of sparkling fairy dust and colorful confetti! Little Jilly is in charge of making sure the cake has just the right amount of glowing candles for each and every celebration.


Our tiny friend Emaline is toting a pile of pretty presents to the party, so proud of her wrapping and ribbon curling on each one. There is Fairwee Daphne swooping in, holding tight to a bunch of birthday balloons. She's so small that even the gentlest breeze could blow her right out of the party again! And what could be inside that gift with the pretty wrapping paper and big bow? "Surprise" it's Fairwee Piper popping out to wish you a very happy birthday, half-birthday or non-birthday! Let's just enjoy the sweet treats and play a party game or two because the fun is just beginning. :)

Because we are celebrating the store anniversary for the rest of the month this Vault will stay open until September 1st. But for today and tomorrow only we have a special bundle deal going that you won't want to miss!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Josie's Cupcake, Mia's Confetti and Jilly's Candle)
stamp- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Daphne's Balloons, Piper's Surprise and Emaline's Gifts)
stamp- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Drop you a line...

TGIF my friends! 

What with the TGF previews and getting ready for a couple of upcoming releases, I didn't have a lot of time to make a card for today. Luckily I've got a stack of Some Odd Girl images already colored from past coloring challenges that I've participated in. So all I had to do was grab this little mermaid resting on a fishing hook and color in a quick background of water for her to live in. The image is called Caught Mermaid but I like to think that she is just toying with whoever is on the other end of that line and she will slip away just before the hook is pulled from the water. ;)
Alrighty, time for work. But I will be back tomorrow with a special Vault release at 7 Kids so be sure to check that out! 
Laters!
Supply list:
cardstock- Catherine Pooler and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Caught Mermaid)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Papertrey Ink (stormy sea)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E02, E21, E13, R00, R20
lips- RV91, RV34
eyes- B21, B45, B97
hair- E53, E34, E27
tail- RV91, RV93, RV95, V91, V93, BV000, BV00, BV01
top- G43, YG95, YG97
hook- C1, C4, C6, E81, E84
shell- E40, E42, E44, RV91, BG10
water- BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

First I drink the coffee...


It’s the 15th, and the AUGUST Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. MINI-REMIX FRIEND is all about you and your girlfriends. I love how sweet and adorable these girls are. Next up, we showcased two new birthday-themed dies: one that says BIRTHDAY WISHES and one that says HAPPY BIRTHDAY. In the set called TO DO we featured some cute, adorable girls doing day-to-day activities. Not only is this set perfect for planners and calendars, but they also make some pretty amazing scene cards. Lastly, we introduced 3 big Anyas in a set called MISS ANYA COFFEE BREAK that is perfect for coffee/hot chocolate lovers and fantastic for all those fall cards.

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until AUGUST 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). The winner wins this entire release! 

**NOTE: Please use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you). Thank you! 

TGF Design Team:
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG  

This is a short hop, and definitely worth playing along! Of course, if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps HERE.

Can I just take a moment to squeal over how cute this new Miss Anya is with her sassy, short hair do?! I love, love, LOVE her and hope we see even more characters sportin' cute pixies in the future... who's with me? Something about her had me imagining this girl as a stylish, young assistant working in some office coming back with the morning coffee for her and her boss. Then all I had to do was find the perfect sentiment to finish off the scene and I was done!

Alrighty friends, go enjoy the hop! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Coffee Break), Three Room Studio (Cubiculture), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E25, E27
glasses- B000, C1, C2
clothes- C00, C2, C3, C4, C6, C9, E81, E84, E31, R43, RV14, R37, R39, E50, E42, R05, R27, R89, W10
floor- W3, W5
wall- B91, B93
office furniture- E30, E31, E33, E34, E42, E43, E44, C0, C1, C2, C3, C7, T0, T4, T8, N3, N5, N8, 100, R14, R27, R59, R05, R29

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

At first sip...

Hey there!

We've made it to the final day of August previews for The Greeting Farm and have we got a fabulous set to wrap it all up with. Miss Anya Coffee Break includes three new lovely Miss Anyas, each with a tall cup of joe to keep her going throughout the day. Today I have paired up two of these caffeinated cuties to create a fun scene of friends spending time together, enjoying their favorite lattes.

Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more Miss Anya Coffee Break goodness from my fellow Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase tomorrow, as well as a chance to win all of the August stamps and dies by participating in the blog hop!
 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Coffee Break), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl 1
hair-YR21, YR14, E99
clothes- RV02, RV04, RV09, RV69, RV99, E55, E57, E59
girl 2
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- Y00, Y02, Y15, Y18, BV20, Y19, YR04, YR09, BG15, BG18, B39, C1, C3, 0, E40, E42, E44, E47, E49
cups- C1, N3, G43, G46
sky- BG0000, B000, B00, B21, C00, C1
grass/trees- YG03, YG25, YG67
sidewalk/bridge- W1, W2, W3, W4, W5