Friday, March 22, 2019

Have a great day...

TGIF! 

It's my day to post at 7 Kids and when it came time to decide on which stamps to color up these little Sunshine Friends from Picket Fence totally won me over.  I'm pretty sure that I added the one peeking from behind the heart hedge to my collection first but when I got the tall standing cutie I could just see these two interacting really well with each other. All I had to tweak in order for the scene to work was make sure I didn't ink up the bottom half of the heart hedge so that it looked more like it is growing directly out of the ground. Then I masked off the taller flower sprite and stamped the hedge again to stretch it all the way across the card. Now they look like two friends chatting with each other on a lovely afternoon. I'm such a sucker for these fun Sunshine Friends and I can't help but hope that Picket Fence will introduce more so this little circle of friends can continue to grow. ;)

Well, I hope you all have a beautiful spring weekend to enjoy. See you on Monday!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Picket Fence Studios (Sunshine Friends: Great Day and Have a Cheerful Day)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
flower cap 1- Y11, Y15, Y17, E55, E57, E49
flower cap 2- Y00, Y11, Y13, BV00, G20
clothes- YG00, YG01, YG05, G07, RV10, RV11, RV13
sky- B0000, B000, B00, B21
grass/hedge- YG00, YG03, G43, G24, G94, YG99
trees- YG01, YG25, YG67, YG95, E34

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happy Easter...

Hey there! 

I've been sick as a dog all week but I finally think that I'm on the mend. My energy has been so zapped but luckily most of my cards for this week were already done and ready to be posted. These two were actually colored up last Saturday during my Live coloring videos in the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group when I was just starting to come down with this nasty cough. Yesterday I finally had the energy to get them on card bases and snap some pics so I would have a post for today. And it all works out with pretty good timing because I can remind everyone that the Sweet November Vault is only open for a couple more days. Come Saturday morning these Bunny Babies will be hopping back into the Vault for good. :)

Alrighty, I've got this one last day to rest up before heading back to work. Later gators!


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pink and Main's 5th Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello my crafty friends!

I'm super excited to be celebrating Pink and Main's 5th Birthday as one of their guest bloggers for the big celebratory blog hop today! Five years of cute stamps and fun dies is quite the accomplishment and we think that is something worth throwing a party for! And what's a party without some gifts? Well five lucky Pink and Main friends who leave some love on every stop in the hop will each win a $50 gift certificate to the store. Now that is totally worth making the time to oooh and awww over all the amazing cards that have been made by my fellow crafters using the brand new March release! There is a whole lot of inspiration to be found in this hop and you've got until the 24th to complete it, then the winners will be announced on the Pink and Main blog March 25h.

I decided to make a fun shaker card with the new Bee-Day stamp set for the hop today. Aren't they just as cute as can bee? LOL! I stamped and masked all three of the darling bees on the bottom half of my card leaving plenty of room for the large Birthday Script sentiment up above. I love the coordinating Happy Birthday die that works with the stamp set creating a pretty outline effect on each of the letters. All together they make for a very cheery and playful birthday card. 

Alrighty, so to keep this party moving the next stop on the hop is Dana at Got Joy Creations. If you get lost on the hop you can always refer back to the Pink and Main blog for the master list. 

Happy Birthday Pink and Main!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Pink and Main (Bee Day set and Birthday Script)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink bright buttercup
Pink and Main Happy Birthday die
My Favorite Things A2 rectangle shaker pouch
Papertrey Ink sequins
Doodlebug sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
bees- Y11, Y21, Y26, E23, E57, E49, BG10, C2
sky- BG0000, BG000, B01, 0
balloon- R22, R24, R29, R59, R89
hat- C00, C0, C2, BG02, BG05, B06, Y02, Y21, Y26
cupcake- YG25, Yg17, Y02, E33, E35, E57
presents- Y17, YR04, YR18, R17, R46, R59, Y13, Y19, Y17
grass- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

My love language...

Hello, hello! 

You know we couldn't wrap up this personal challenge until I had also shared my altered version of Uptown Zodiac Girl Pisces. Half of the fun was coming up with little tweaks to these Zodiac themed stamps to help stretch their versatility for more everyday type cards.   So yesterday I shared my Pisces card as is, and while I know it would have been super easy just to use her as a mermaid with no altering necessary I wanted to show how simple it is to give this mer her land legs. By wiping the starfish from her hair as well as a bit of her tail just below the fins at her waist before stamping, then using a Copic multiliner pen to draw in her missing hair and a new front to the skirt she becomes a pretty, every day kind of gal. Sure, if you are feeling brave you could even draw in legs but the easier route is to simply cut the scene off just above her knees. So even though I chose to do that to make the transformation easier, it also gave me room to play around with pretty papers and embellishments in my card design as well. I would call that a win/win! ;)

Well thanks so much for sticking with me through this fun challenge. I'm thinking I just may have to tackle all the sweet garden girls next... what do you think?
 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- American Crafts
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Pisces), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simon Says Stamp stitched scallop border die
Papertrey Ink large leaf die
Simon Says Stamp small leaf die
Prima flowers
buttons
Nuvo dream drops
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E49
dress- R43, RV14, RV69
sky- B0000, B000, B00, B21, 0
background- YG00, YG11, YG03, YG23, YG25, YG17, G21, G24, G43

Monday, March 18, 2019

Pisces...

Good morning!

Whew! I made it. It took 12 whole months but I have finally completed my personal challenge to create a birthday card for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls. This month I am wrapping it all up with Uptown Zodiac Girl Pisces.
Pisces is the sign of the Fish and she is intuitive, emotional, imaginative, romantic, impressionable and mystical. She is also adaptable and very changeable. Her signature colors are pale green and turquoise, the dreamy colors of the sea. I gotta say, it feels great to have seen this all the way through. As I have a tendency to collect stamps faster than I can get them on cards it becomes a small victory to see all of these stamps fulfill their stampy destiny. ;)
 
Tomorrow I will have the altered version of Pisces to share so be sure to check back then!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Pisces), Papertrey Ink (star gazer and star gazer additions)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic Spica glitter pens
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BG45, BG09, BG99
top/starfish- G000, YG41, YG45, YR30, YR31, YR04, YR18
tail- G0000, G000, G00, BG32, BG13, YR30
background- BG10, BG11, BG53, BG45, BG07, B32, B34, B37, B39, 0

Saturday, March 16, 2019

It's a Bunny Baby vault release!

Hello, hello!

Today is the day we are opening up the Sweet November Vault at 7 Kids and reintroducing you to some classic SN images. And even though there is still snow on the ground in my neck of the woods Easter is right around the corner so we figured it was the perfect time to bring out a few of the Bunny Babies that were first released back in early 2010. The Bunny Babies are playful tots ready to celebrate spring in all it's wonder and glory. You won't find an ounce of mischief in these little ones... they are just as sweet as can be! 
This first Bunny Baby has come eye to eye with a delicate little butterfly pausing to rest on the tip of her nose, so she holds ever so still in hopes of making this magical moment last as long as she can.
 
Our second Bunny Baby is cuddling close with his furry little bunny friend. These two are a pair of forever friends that are never far apart... awwwwww. :)
 

And finally this little cutie is busy coloring eggs for the big egg hunt Easter morning and he takes his job very seriously, making sure that each one is beautiful and unique.

The March SN Vault will be open all week so there is plenty of time to get your hands on these cuties. And I will be coloring Live in the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group today at 11am and 3pm PST so I hope to see your there! 




Thursday, March 14, 2019

Congrats...


It’s the 15th, and the MARCH RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set is called LIVE, LOVE, EAT, and features the cutest little girls and kawaii FOOD. You can't get any better than that to create the most adorable planner pages and cards! Next, we have GO FOR IT ANYA. Talk about inspiring you to get up and get it! This gal is all about strength, determination, and reaching for those goals. Finally, we have GRADUATION. Imagine your recipient's joyful expression when he/she receives a card featuring these cuties.

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until MARCH 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. The winner will receive all 3 stamp sets!

TGF Design Team:
 AMY
 ANITA 

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.

For my card today I decided to revisit the Graduation set and put all five of the excited grads on a stage together. They have just received their diplomas and the confetti is flying in celebration of their achievement. This time around I gave them royal blue gowns to match my old school colors and die cut an oversized sentiment for some big impact. 
Alrighty then, I won't keep ya... have fun on the hop!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Graduation)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things congrats die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
girl 1 
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E59
boy 1
skin- E00, E11, E15, E04, R20
hair- T5, T7, T10
girl 2
skin- E21, E23, E25, E04
hair- C6, C9
boy 2
skin- E00, E21, E04, R00, R20
hair- E08, E19, E18
girl 3
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E42, E43
caps and gowns- B04, B16, B37, B39, C0, C2, C3
clothes/shoes-  W3, W6, 100
diplomas- E81
stage- E31, E34, E57, E47
background- W00, W0, W1, W2, W4