Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Birthday...


A couple weeks back I was the lucky winner of the April Mood Board challenge at Craftin' Desert Divas and I just had to add this sweet Magical Princess digi to my growing CDD collection. I really wanted to play around with the whole Rapunzel in her tower idea to I scaled the digi down to a smaller size leaving plenty of room to add the scene around her. Rapunzel is printed in a light grey scale so that I could do the no-line coloring technique and I love the dreamy quality this lends to the card. The sentiment from Impression Obsession is a new one that I just had to get since I can relate to the introverting theme. Heck, most of my days are spent interacting with animals more than people, LOL! The pretty pink and green color scheme along with the florals is inspired by the May Mood Board so once again I am entering the challenge.

I hope you have a crafty weekend and I shall see ya on Monday! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Craftin' Desert Divas (Magical Princess)
stamps- Pergamano (birds), Impression Obsession (Introverting set)
ink- Memento desert sand, Studio Calico blush crush and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stitched flag die
My Favorite Things english brick stencil
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y11, YR30, Y32, E53, E33
eyes- YG21, G43, YG63, 110
dress/flowers- RV10, RV13, RV52, RV55, YG03, YG95
birds- B32, B24, R30, R02, E50, YR31
vine- YG00, YG03, YG95
sky/clouds- BG000, Y0000, Y000, C0, 0
tower- N0, N1, N2, N4, W2, W4
trees/bushes- R30, RV10, RV55, YG67 
grass- YG01, YG03, YG25
mountains- BV000, BV00, V20, V25

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Your thoughtfulness touched me...

Good morning!

Dreamerland Crafts' first new release of 2018 is hitting store shelves and I love the new Mix and Match line of clear stamps that they've come out with. If you are a stamper who enjoys creating backgrounds for your characters or have been wanting to try it out but have been too intimidated then these are just what you need! The various elements in the different sets work together so easily and just like that you've got a fantastic scene to color up. For my card today I inked up the brand new Fairy in desert sand and masked her off so she could rest on the large mushroom from the Mushrooms and Grass set. Then I added the row of birch in the distance using the Trees and Leaves 01 set. Coloring up this sweet, magical scene was so much fun and I am so happy with how it all turned out. :)


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Fairy, Mushrooms and Grass set and Trees and Leaves 01 set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- RV10, RV13, Rv25, Y00
eye- BG23, BG57
clothes- Y11, Y21, BV00, BV11, YG25, YG95, YG99, RV00, RV02, RV13, Y02, YR04, RV14, YG25, YG95
wings- Y00, Y02, RV02, V04, V05
mushrooms- E81, E84, 0, R43, R35, R39
sky- B000, B00
trees- E40, E42, W5, YG25, YG67
mountains- BV01, BV02
butterfly- Y17, YR04, E49
grass- YG21, YG23, YG17, YG67

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Go on with your bad self...

Hello crafty friends!

It's my turn to share some inspiration on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page and I've done a bit of mixing up stamp companies to create this lovely spring day in the park. The cool skater chick is part of the Deep Red City Girls Spring Time set and I inked her up in desert sand for some no line coloring. I really wanted to give her an outdoor setting to inhabit and right away I knew that the Mix and Match lamp posts from Dreamerland would make it super easy to create a park pathway. Because you get so many different sizes of lamp posts in the set it takes all of the guess work out of creating the illusion of distance. I've done this technique by hand in the past but I gotta tell you that being able to stamp them in one go with my Misti really sped up the card making process and there is no going back for me! I stamped the posts in grey instead of black so that I could add a bit of dimension to them with darker grey Copic markers. After all that the rest of the park really came to life and I love how it looks like she is on her way to hang out with fellow boarders and practice her 180 kickflip. ;)   

By the way, there is still time to create something for our current "rain" themed challenge. As always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs and Kelly is getting all sorts of exciting new goodies every day! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Deep Red (City Girls Spring Time), Dreamerland Crafts (Mix and Match railing and lamp posts), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and london fog, Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, E15
clothes- YG00, YG03, YG95, B91, B93, B97, W1, W2, BV20, BV01, BV34, BV25, BV29, W3, W5, W7, W10, Y15, YG01, C1, C2, T6, 110
skateboard- RV06, RV17, RV19, Y17, YR04, E09, T5, T8, C1, C3
path- W0, W2, W3, W4, W5
grass/trees- YG00, YG03, YG25, G43, YG61
tree- E35, YG00, YG25, YG17
flowers- Y17, E35, RV25, YG17
lamps- C1, C2, C3, C5
sky- BG000, B00

Monday, May 14, 2018

I believe in you...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new MAY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, BEACH BUMS, has all the elements to create a relaxing pool or beach-side scene. Next, we introduced a cute jellyfish, adorable octopus, and fabulous squid in the HANDS DOWN set. With summer right around the corner, we couldn't forget about camping and s'mores in the S'MORE FUN set. There is also a surprise digital add on set that coordinates with S'MORE FUN which includes among many fabulous camping necessities a BIG FOOT! And finally, the HAPPY TO SEA YOU set showcased more sea fun with an awesome shark and whale, along with additional sea creatures.

To celebrate we are having a 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 Friday, May 18th at 12pm CST 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 it's 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 also released our new Faith Stamp called POUR OUT YOUR HEART today (instead of waiting until the end of the month)! This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the New Release.

Who here doesn't love surprises? Because we've got one for this release and I am super excited to share it with you all! If you are a fan of the S'more Fun stamp set that just released then the S'more Fun digital add on set is a must have. The items included add so many more possibilities for scene building, taking the camping cuteness level from awesome to epic! Seriously people... it includes a Big Foot
For my card today I have used a mix of stamps from both the S'more Fun set and the digital add on to create a fun scene. This little dude has scoped out the best camp spot for some serious Sasquatch searching and he's about to get the surprise of his life. :) 

Ok friends, thanks for stopping by and have fun on the hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon
stamps- The Greeting Farm (S'more Fun set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (S'more Fun Add On set)
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle stax
W Plus 9 mountain border die
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
clothes- B04, B06, B39, E84, E87, E89, E49
binoculars- C2, C7, B000
bushes- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG67
backpack- YR15, YR04, YR18, YR27, E09, W4, W6
thermos- G43, G46
cooler- R22, R05, R08, C0, C2, C4
lantern- Y11
tent- Y02, Y21, Y26
picnic table- E31, E34, E35
bigfoot standing- E53, E34, E27
bigfoot peeking- E34, E44, E47
trees- YG17, YG67
sky- B000, B00, C0, C1

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Oceans of Love...

Hello, hello!

Well here we are at the fourth and final day of May previews for The Greeting Farm and we are wrapping things up with the Happy to Sea You set. This stamp set is chalk full of various sea creatures that are not only fun to mix and match with each other but they also coordinate wonderfully with past sets like Make a Splash and Little Mermaids as well. I was so 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 uses all the little critters that can be found in shallower waters. I used masking to group them together and then challenged myself to try and recreate the look of light reflecting under water. It's not perfect, but I learned a lot and I still think it generally gives the scene the "snorkeling in the shallows" kind of look that I was going for.  ;) 

Alrighty, you know what to do... head on over to the TGF blog for even more Happy to Sea You fishy fun from myself and 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 four of the May stamp sets by participating in the blog hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Happy to Sea You set, Make a Splash set and Little Mermaids set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
water- B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, B18
sand- E50, E53, E42, E43
seaweed- YG03, YG95, YG99
rocks- C1, C3, W2, W4
coral- R22, YR07, R89
starfish- Y15, YR04, YR09
clam- R01, R20, R43, E81, E84, E87, BV00, B00
octopus- RV63, Rv66, RV69, B00
turtle- YG11, G43, G46, Y28, E84
seahorse- Y02, Y26, YG00
hermit crab- YR21, Y38, YR68, E50, E30, YR27, N9
fish- YR04, YR18, N9

Thursday, May 10, 2018

S'more fun...

TGIF my friends!

We are on the third day of May previews for The Greeting Farm and we've got a great new set of Littles full of outdoor adventure. The set is called S'more Fun and it has all the elements to stamp up fun camping scenes for your summer time cards. Included are four cute campers, fire pit, marshmallow on a stick, lantern, grass blades, shooting star, two pine trees, three tents and a trailer along with a few sentiments. So. Much. Stuff! The scene building potential with all these stamps is crazy, especially when I added a few extra trees from the Save the Day set. That's another benefit to continue adding to your Littles collection of sets, they are all scaled to mix and match together perfectly. For my first card I really wanted to take advantage of the whole roasting marshmallows over an open fire and create a summer night scene. I'm sure these two are trading spooky ghost stories and having a wonderful time out under the stars.

Alrighty, you know what to do...  head on over to the TGF blog for even more S'more Fun from the Farmers. And don't forget we've got one more set to peek on Monday before the entire release will be available for purchase on the 15th!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (S'more Fun set, Save the Day set), Papertrey Ink (Mountain's Majesty set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Papertrey Ink lilac grace and Studio Calico purple rain and yes peas
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E23, E27
hair- T5, T7, T10, 110
his clothes- B95, B99, E84, E89, B04, B18
her clothes- B95, B99, E84, E89, RV14, RV29
pine trees- G28, G29, E79
round trees- YG25, YG67, E79
tall trees- G07, G99, E79
grass- G43, G46
mountains- V25
fire- Y08, YR04, YR07, R29, Y000, Y02, W3, N4, C4, E55
marshmallows- E33
sky- B26, BV25, BV29
tent 1- BG11, BG34, BG18, C10
tent 2- R17, R27, R89, W10 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Happy Birthday...

Hello, hello!

Are you ready for day two of the May Greeting Farm release previews? Today we have a small clear set of three soft and squishy sea creatures called Hands Down. There is an octopus, jellyfish and this adorable squid along with glasses a bow and sentiment... really it's just a whole lot of cuteness in one small package. I couldn't stop myself from making a card with each one and all three can be seen over on the TGF blog but it was hard to choose which one to feature on the ol' blog today. I finally settled on this clean and simple card featuring the squid simply because it makes me laugh. When I was searching through my stamps for a sentiment to pair with him I came across this one from Papertrey Ink, I'm pretty sure it is supposed to be more like confetti but when I saw it it kinda reminded me of a blotchy ink cloud. Seriously, how could I not put these two together at that point? I know, I know, I'm a total weirdo, LOL! It still makes me chuckle every time though. ;)

There is plenty more Hands Down inspiration to be had over on the TGF blog and I promise you won't want to miss the sea-sational creations my fellow Farmers have made. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler 
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hands Down set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
Lawn Fawn stitched border die
Copic markers:
squid- BV0000, BV000, C00, C2, 0, RV0000
water- BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, B06