Friday, July 29, 2016

True friend...


It's Friday and this week I made time to get a card done for the Stamping Bella Bellarific challenge. When I saw that it was "One Layer Wonders" I was excited to give it a go. It's the perfect opportunity to create a scene with just a couple stamps and your Copics. I chose to ink up Tiny Townies Fairy Best Friends because they are just way too cute. I ended up kinda going with a black and white look on their outfits with pops of bright color. Then I gave them a big meadow to frolic in with a bunch of butterflies flitting through the clear blue sky. And that's all it took to make this one layer card.  :)

Alrighty, bring on the weekend! The temps are soaring and I need to relax and unwind.  ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townies Fairy Best Friends)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
fairy 1 skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
fairy 2 skin- E50, E21, E13, R00, R20
fairy 1 hair- Y00, YR31, E33
fairy 2 hair- BV23, BV25, BV29
clothes- N5, N7, N9, N10, C00, C1, C2, 0, RV13, RV25, RV19, RV69, B00, B45, B49, Y04, Y17
wings- RV10, RV21, RV13, BG0000, BG10, B00
grass- YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67
sky- BG0000

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Let's Shell-ebrate...

Hey there!

Well look who I forgot to post here on the ol' blog when she was released a few weeks back. Trishell had to give me a ring on her shellphone and let me know that she was tired of waiting for her chance to be in the spotlight so I promised her that today was her day. I simply adore these new TGF mermaids with their long, flowing hair and ruffled fins, they are total girly girls. I used the Doodle Waves stamp set from PTI to create Trishell's background that is subtle but still kinda fun and funky. Then I went crazy with the Liquid Pearls adding 'sea foam' bubbles to those rolling waves. Keeping everything light and monochromatic in the background really allows Trishell to be the star of the show... just how she likes it!  ;)

Later gators!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- oooold BoBunny
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Trishell), Papertrey Ink (Doodle Waves)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black, Studio Calico ice ice baby
My Favorite Things  double stitched circle die
Queen & Co jewels
Ranger liquid pearls
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100
lips- RV55
tail- YG00, YG13, YG09, B000
top/pearls- BV01, BV04, BG000
shell- YR27, Y32, YR82, E50

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