Tuesday, June 19, 2018

You are the pearl...

Hello, hello!

I couldn't let the summer go by without getting a lovely mermaid from A Day For Daisies on a card. They have so many beautiful mermaids to choose from that it was kinda hard to narrow it down. I finally settled on Mermaid She Dreams though I did a small alteration by masking the shoes out of her hands when I printed her out. This allowed me to add a shell and pearl instead which played back nicely to the sentiment I chose to pair with her. All the Copic colors I used were pulled to match this gorgeous Sea Maiden paper that was released from Authentique this summer, safe to say it is my favorite mermaid paper that I've gotten my hands on in quite a while. And even though I did color in a bit of a background it was fun to pull out my dies and give them a spin once again. :)

Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique (Sea Maiden)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Mermaid She Dreams)
stamps- Hero Arts (sentiment and fish)
ink- Papertrey Ink aqua mist and stormy sea
Hero Arts seaweed dies
Memory Box seaweed dies and shell die
Lawn Fawn stitched wave border die
Nuvo crystal drops
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E42, E43, E44
tail/top- E50, YR61, R12, R32, R17, BG10, BG11, BG34, BG72
sand- E50, E53, E55
sea- BG10, BG11, BG34, BG72
sea shell- E50, E81, R11, BG10

Monday, June 18, 2018

Black and white ATCs...

Good morning!

It's my turn to post over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page and I figured this would be the perfect time to share the Artist Trading Cards, or ATCs, that I made for the second 7 Kids ATC swap that recently wrapped up. The theme this time around was monochromatic and I chose to go with black and white since I liked the challenge of creating entire scenes with just a single family of grey markers. For the stars of the show I grabbed four different City Girls sets from Deep Red Stamps. This is perfect for me because I don't get bored coloring the same thing seven or eight times yet they all tie together nicely. Because the 2.5"x3.5" footprint of an ATC is on the small side I didn't worry about stamping the entire body of each girl onto the card. By just focusing on the torso up this really helped to push each gal into the foreground. :)
 
Ok, there is still time to enter the current "sunshine" themed challenge. As always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs and Kelly has added some fun new goodies recently so check it out!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Deep Red (City Girls Casual Friday set, City Girls Street Chic set, City Girls Weekend Fun set, City Girls Formal Affair set), Pink and Main (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers:
C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10, 100

Thursday, June 14, 2018

You are out of this world...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JUNE Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, PLAN IT ANYA, is a full size Anya perfect for your planners, and so many different projects. Our second set, MY UNIVERSE, introduced space characters and elements to create an out-of-this world scene. Next, we introduced some adorable safari animals in our WILD TIME set. And, of course, we couldn't forget about cute and sassy hippos in the HI HIPPO set. This release has so much variety to fit everyone!

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 Monday, JUNE 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG

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 also released our new Faith Stamp Set called PROMISE today! It's already a hit among our Design Team! 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.

For my card today I just had to get this third little astronaut from the My Universe set onto a card of his own. With his back to us he seems to be an explorer on the go so I grabbed this sheet of space paper that adds a lot of movement to the design and used a light grey ink to stamp in the jet stream vapor from his pack. Now it looks like he is flying through the stars at great speed. If you couldn't tell, I've been having a lot of fun with these stamps, LOL! 

Alrighty, I shall send you on your way. Enjoy the hop!  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Papertrey Ink (Out of this World pack)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (My Universe set), Papertrey Ink (Out of this World set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog, Hero Arts teal and blue
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Doodlebug Sprinkles
space suit/rocket- C00, C1, C3, C4, C7, C10, B16, B37, B39, BG01, BG23, BG49, Y02, Y08, Y17, YR04, BG000, BG10

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Father's Day...


Hi there!

Well, we've made it to the fourth and final day of June previews for The Greeting Farm and we've got some happy hippos to introduce to you. This mini stamp set is called Hi Hippo and it includes four fantastic hippos as well as a sentiment. For my card I chose to ink up this fun little mister who is sitting and reading the daily news because I thought he would be perfect for a cute Father's Day card. I paired him up with this great newsprint paper from October Afternoon and then added a little living room scene around him with an old stamp set from my stash. I think he looks quite cozy now. :) 

Alrighty, you know what to do...  head on over to the TGF blog for even more Hi Hippo cuteness from the Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase tomorrow, the 15th, along with a blog hop for a chance to win all four new stamp sets! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- October Afternoon (Home Town)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hi Hippo set and I Love Dad set), Paper Smooches (Vogue Abode)
ink- Memento london fog and tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched dome stax die
October Afternoon die cut label
brads
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
hippo- N0, N1, N3, N4, YR0000, YR000, E93, E81
glasses- BG000
boots- E84, E87, E89
newspaper- E40, 0, 100
lamp- E81, E84, 0, Y0000, Y000
chair- YG00, YG23, YG95
phone- B37, B39
end table- T4, T5, T8
shelves- Y15, Y17, V20, V22, V25
vase- YG11
floor- E43, E44, E47
wall- G00, BG34, BG45

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Have a wild time...

Olo!

Here we are at day three of the Greeting Farm June release and this stamp set is taking us on an exciting safari today. It's called Wild Time and the exotic animals included are a giraffe, zebra, hippo, elephant and toucan along with a few sentiments and tall grass accent stamps. As soon as I laid eyes on this set I knew that I wanted to dig out the classic Wild Sprout Bree because even though she is technically a little mail carrier, I always thought she looked like she could be going on a sight seeing safari of her own, especially once I enlarged and printed out the binoculars from the S'more Fun digital add on set. Once I had Bree ready to go I created a watering hole with the giraffe and zebra on the shore and I sank the hippo into the water by simply not inking up the bottom half of his body and then coloring the blue water in around him. Selective inking is such a fun and easy technique for really playing and getting new looks out of your stamps. :)
 
Now you'll want to trek on over to the TGF blog to see the fab cards my fellow Farmers have made with this Wild Time stamp set.  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Smore Fun add on set)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Wild Time set and Wild Sprout Bree)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts green ombre
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29
eyes- B23
clothes- E41, E42, E81, E84, E87, N1, N0, YG91, YG93, YG97, W7, W9, 110
binoculars- C3, C8, BG000
hippo- N1, N3, N4, YR0000, YR000, R11
zebra- T0, T1, T6, T9, E93
giraffe- Y23, YR23, YR24, E35, E37, E39, E93
sky- B000, B00
water- B00, B21
grass/bushes- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, YG93, YG95
sand- E30, E31, E33


Monday, June 11, 2018

You rocket...


Hi there!

Welcome back for day two of the Greeting Farm June release. Today we've got an out of this world clear set of astronauts called My Universe to share. It comes with three astronauts, two rockets, a handful of planets, asteroids and stars as well as three fun sentiments. For my card today I pulled out the awesome Blast Off paper collection by My Mind's eye to help me set the perfect space inspired scene for these little interstellar explorers. I couldn't resist using some of the cool holographic prints and coordinating stickers to make the card look extra space aged. The astronauts and rocket were fussy cut then glued down to the paper but not before I added some white baker's twine tethering them to the ship... I didn't want them floating away, LOL!  
My fellow Farmer's have created some far out cards with this set too so be sure to go check out the TGF blog as well.  :)

Laters!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- My Mind's Eye (Blast Off)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (My Universe set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things wonky stitched circle die
Doodlebug twine
My Mind's Eye Blast Off stickers
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
hair 1- E51, E55
hair 2- E35, E59
space suits- C0, C2, C3, C6, 100, R17, R46, B37, B39
rocket- C0, C2, C4, C7, C10, R17, R27, R29

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A good day...


Hello!

It's time to start previews for the June Greeting Farm release. This month we have three clear sets and a clear single to share with you. Starting the whole thing off is a brand new Anya called Plan It. You can tell that this girl is super organized and never forgets an appointment or assignment. And sure she looks great on a card but if you are a planner gal yourself, how perfect would she be to decorate an actual planner?! I paired Plan It Anya up with some older Doodlebug papers and stickers from the Take Note collection because it seriously looks like they were made just for her, LOL!
 
Alrighty, you know what to do...  head on over to the TGF blog for even more Plan It Anya cuteness from the Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase on the 15th!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Take Note)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Plan It Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle stax
Doodlebug Take Note sticker
Doodlebug paper tape
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
freckles- E15
hair- YR21, YR14, E99
planner- RV04, RV66, RV69
clothes- YG01, YG05, YG25, YG17, C00, C1, C3, C5, C9, 100
glasses- B000, C0, C2