Friday, April 20, 2018

Dang...

Hello again!

Yesterday I shared my card using the refined Taurus zodiac girl as is. Today I am sharing a different version of the stamp which I achieved by simply wiping the ink away from her horns before stamping and drawing the top of her head back in with a black Copic multi liner pen. This simple alteration easily transforms Taurus into a more generic but still down to earth Uptown Girl. With those wide leg pants that she is sporting I was getting a very 70s type of vibe from her. So I colored them in a nice denim and gave her shirt a pretty floral print in some mustard yellow and grey hues. I found the perfect paper scraps to match and when I came across this sentiment I knew I had to use it. Not only is the font kinda 70s-ish looking but the message totally suited her hand on hips attitude. I really, really love how this card came together! 
And in case you haven't noticed, there is a 20% off sale going on now through Sunday over at 7 Kids, you just have to type in April Showers at checkout. :)

Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (grey), Crate (yellow stripe)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Taurus), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Nuvo Crystal Drops oyster grey
Prima flowers
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E47, E59
clothes- B91, B93, B97, W00, W1, W5, W7, W9, 0, Y0000, E81, YG91, Y21, Y11, C0, C3, C5 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Make a wish...

Hey there! 

So I'm continuing on with my personal challenge to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls. Next up is Taurus and I had the perfect inspiration for her because my little sister, Jacque, is celebrating her birthday soon and she is the most Taurus like Taurus that I have ever met, LOL! She is stubborn and headstrong, sensitive and sweet. She can drive me crazy but I love her dearly. Taurus' signature color is mauve, the soft color of refinement and gentleness so I really ran with that monochromatic color scheme for this card. Again, the sentiment is a mix of stamps with the top being from the Papertrey Ink Stargazer sets and the Taurus description comes with Miss Taurus herself. Be sure to check back tomorrow when I share a card that I've made with an altered version of Taurus. I love the versatility of these stamps when you apply just a few small tweaks transforming them into everyday gals.  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Taurus), Papertrey Ink (star gazer and star gazer additions)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts ombre
Sakura stardust glitter pen
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things diagonal line stencil
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E57, E59
horns- E81, E84
clothes- R81, R83, R85, R56, RV99, E71, E74, E79, C1, C3, C5

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Party like a rockstar...

Olo!

Considering I made this card for the March TGF release I figured it was high time to share these fun rocker girls here on the ol' blog. When I first got my hands on Rockstar Anya 2 I knew that I wanted to pull the original Rockstar Anya out of my stamp stash and create a rockin' duo that would bring the house down with their epic awesomeness. I masked Rockstar 2 a bit so they could both fit comfortably on the stage and then got to coloring. I actually gave my fluorescent Copics quite the work out with these two so perhaps they were big in the 80s, LOL! I also wanted to create a spotlight effect behind them so I pulled out the Sun Ray stencil from Whimsy and used both black and yellow ink with it. I kinda wish I had reversed the ink placement so the narrower lines were the light but live and learn. All in all I had a lot of fun putting this one together.  :)

Later gators! 
   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Rockstar Anya and Rockstar Anya 2), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts ombre, Studio Calico lemon zest
Whimsy Stamps sun ray stencil
My Favorite Things speech bubble die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00,R20
hair- C5, C7, C10, FYG1, YG25, G07
hair- C5, C7, C10, FBG2, BG07, BG49
clothes- V04, V15, BV08, FRV1, RV06, RV09, T0, T1, T6, T10
guitar- Y06, Y15, FY1, Y00, B0000, B01
clothes- C3, C6, 100, B12, B16, B39, FYG1, FYG2, YG17
bass guitar- YR04, Y35, Y02, B0000, B01
stage- E44, E47, E49

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

May you find peace this day...

Hello, hello!

I've got a lovely little card to share today featuring this awesome digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called, Thinking of You. Being a huge animal lover, who spends most days taking care of dogs big and small, this image completely tugs at my heart strings. As soon as I saw this sweet pair of pals I knew that I needed to color them up into a special scene. Because of the light sun dress she is wearing I figured it would be somewhere warm and breezy, making the beach a total no brainer. So I set to work coloring in crashing waves and a rosy sunset for these two to call home. It really came together just how I envisioned it, which doesn't always happen so I am a happy crafter.  :)

Well I should get going, I have a live coloring video to get ready for later this morning over at the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. Pop by and say 'hi' if you can!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Thinking of You)
stamp- My Favorite Things (Peaceful Wildflowers sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Uniball Signo white gel pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04
hair- E70, E74, E77, E79
dress- YG00, YG91, YG93, YG21, Y11, R32, R14, E07
dog- W1, W3, E5, E7
collar- R32, R14, E07
sea- BG000, BG72, BG49, BG75
sky- R000, R00, Y0000
sand- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, W4

Monday, April 16, 2018

Fabulous...

Good morning!

I recently got my hands on the super cute Down on the Farm papers by Doodlebug and I knew just the gal to pair with them. This darling Rockabilly Gal from CC Designs has been waiting for her chance to get on a card and now was the perfect time. Her fun and flirty, down home look is ready to rock the farm in a big way. So I colored her up to match the bright colors and fussy cut her out. Then there wasn't much else to do but glue her on because the paper did all the work of setting the scene for me. Ya gotta love that, especially when your crafting time is limited. ;)

Alrighty, well thanks for stopping by. I'll see ya in 24!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Down on the Farm)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Rockabilly Girl and Rockabilly sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E25, E59
eyes- BG32
clothes- B93, B97, B99, C1, C2, Y11, Y13, Y17, V22, R24, R29

Saturday, April 14, 2018

May all your wishes come true...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new APRIL Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, SAVE THE DAY, introduced fairy-tale characters and scene elements. Next, we showed off some adorable singing monkeys in SING IT. And finally, we had some awesome mermaids and mermen in MAKE A SPLASH. All of the new stamps are perfect for your cards, journals/planners, gift packages, and scrapbook layouts.

To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 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. 

You have until Wednesday, APRIL 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 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.

Don't forget, we also released our new Faith stamp called PRECIOUS 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.

So because my first card using the Save the Day set featured the knight and his dragon buddy I thought it would be fun to focus on this pretty maiden and her castle for the hop today. I did a lot of masking with the trees to help push the castle into the distance, then I just colored in some rolling hills to help set the scene. By adding the wand to her hand she kinda gives off a fairy godmother vibe to me, thus the sentiment choice. ;)
Alrighty, well thanks for joining us and enjoy the hop!



Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Save the Day set), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop card die
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E15, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79
dress- RV10, RV14, C1, C2
flower garland/wand- C1, Y19, Y00, Y11
tulips- RV11, RV13, RV25, RV29, Y06, Y15, Y17
trees- E59, YG21, YG06, YG09, YG6, R000, R30, R32
castle- W0, W1, W2, W4, W7, BV20, BV23, BV25, RV10, E55
grass- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17
path- E41, E42, E43, E44
sky- Y000, Y00, BG0000, BG10

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Make a Splash...


TGIF my friends!

Well here we are at the third and final day of April previews for The Greeting Farm and we've got a great new set called Make a Splash that is perfect for the coming summer months. The set comes with two little mermaids and two mermen, a castle and treasure chest, as well as this dolphin, some fish and seaweed... everything you need to create a variety of under the sea scenes. For my first card I wanted to pair a couple of the mers with the dolphin and create an energetic scene of them leaping in and out of the water. All I had to do was wipe the ink away from the bottom half of the merman and dolphin leaping out and the top half of the dolphin diving back in. Then I colored the water up around them, leaving some white showing to create the splashing and illusion of motion. Once the scene was all colored I also added some white ink with my finger tip to bump up the foamy look. It was a fun challenge to tackle and I really love how it turned out. :)

Alrighty, you know what to do...  head on over to the TGF blog for even more Make a Splash 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 Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Make a Splash set), Lawn Fawn (set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Doodlebug sequins
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
Sharpie white marker
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl hair- Y15, YR16, YR09, E18
boy hair- T5, T7, T10, 110
girl fin/top- BG11, BG34, G16, V12, V15, V17
boy fin- YG11
dolphins- C1, C2, C4, C6
water- BG000, BG01, BG05, B18
sky- Y0000, Y000, BG000, C00, C1, 0 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Life is a Carnival...


Hello, hello!

Are you ready for day 2 of the April Greeting Farm release previews? Today we have a small clear set to share featuring four happy little monkeys called Sing It. As soon as I saw these cuties visions of a three ring circus crossed my mind. That is when I remembered that I had this long retired Showtime Anya in my stamp collection, talk about a fun mash up! With a bit of masking I had my dazzling ring master surrounded by her monkey troop ready to get on with the show. I can smell the popcorn and peanuts now. ;) 

There is plenty more Sing It inspiration to be had over on the TGF blog and I promise you won't want to miss the fabulous creations my fellow Farmers have made. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Sing It set and Showtime Anya), The Craft's Meow (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things (A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin-YR000, E21, E15, E04, R00,R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E23
clothes- R14, R27, R89, C4, C6, C7, C9, W2, W3, Y04, Y13, Y15, Y17, C1, C2, 0
monkeys- E000, YR000, E01, E21, R00, R20, E53, E55, E57, E49
ground- E41, E42, E43, YR23, E44
background- T0, T1, T4, T6, T8

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Be noble, brave, valiant and true...


Hello there!

Today is day 1 of the April stamp release from The Greeting Farm! We have three fantastic  clear stamp sets coming out this month and they are all quite magical! Just take a look at the new Save The Day set that will be available for purchase on the 15th... so many fun, fairy tale possibilities to be created. The set includes, two princesses, a prince, this knight and dragon as well as a castle, trees, flowers and a couple sentiments. For my first card I really wanted to pair up the knight and dragon. In my mind this little knight may be feeling a tad over dressed considering how sweet and friendly this particular dragon seems to be. I had a lot of fun coloring their meeting at the mouth of a mountainous cave at sunset and the sentiment is something I typed up on the computer and printed right on the scene itself. Who knows where the story will go from here... ;) 

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see all of the fairy tale inspired cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Save The Day set and I shall see you back here tomorrow with more sneak peek fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Save The Day set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
knight- C0, C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, 0, W10, 100, R08, R89, Y02, Y21, Y26
dragon- YG00, YG03, G03, YG17, E81, E84
ground- E41, E43, E31, E34, E44
stones/cave- N1, N3, N4, N5, E81, E84, E87, 89, E41, E42, E43, E44, C1, C3, C4, C5, C6, N10, 110, T2, T3, T4, T5, W1, W2, W4, W5
sky- Y00, Y04, Y15, Y17
trees/grass- YG95, YG97, YG99, G99

Love you bunches...

Mornin' folks! 

I am running out the door this morning so it will be one of those drive by postings. This lovely little gal is from Mo's Digital Pencil and she is called Spring For Sale. After a week of rainy weather we are finally seeing real signs of spring around here like tulips and daffodils blooming and bobbing in the breeze so this gal was really calling me to get on a card. I sketched in a simple pastoral scene for her to live in and really wish that I could join her, LOL! 

Alrighty, I really gotta go. See ya tomorrow with TGF April release previews! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Spring For Sale)
stamp- unknown (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes/tulips- Y13, Y15, Y26, BV01, C1, C2, 0, R22, R24, R29, R89, G00, G03, BG72, G28, R00, R12, R14, B37, B39, BV29
vases- B000, B41, B52
ground- E31, E34, E35, W4
sky- B000, B00
grass- G00, YG00
fence- W0, W1, W2, C9

Monday, April 9, 2018

You set my heart on fire...

Good morning!

Today I've got a card for the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page and I have to admit that this one kind of snuck up on me. I think having a challenge post just two days ago had me convinced that there was more time before my next design team post. So imagine my surprise yesterday afternoon when I realized that I needed to get something made! I quickly flipped through my most recent 7 Kids purchase and found the adorable Dragon Wishes set from Mama Elephant, phew... what a relief. Not only are these baby dragons super cute but they were also super quick to color. After that was done I masked them off  as well as the strip of space in the middle of the card so that I could play with my Distress Inks. Jammie had me all inspired after her live Facebook video yesterday but I completely botched the look I was going for. It started out with yellow and blues but I wasn't loving it so I kept adding more and more colors until this is what I got. It isn't horrible but it isn't what I had envisioned either, To be honest if I had had more time I would have scratched this and had a second go at it but it is what it is. :) 

Ok then, we just started the newest "anything goes" challenge and as always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs!
Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Mama Elephant (Dragon Wishes), My Favorite Things (mirror stamp)
ink- Memento london fog, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide squeezed lemonade, salty ocean, peacock feathers, broken china, seedless preserves
My Favorite Things stitched mod rectangle die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Doodlebug Sprinkles tiny hearts
Copic markers:
flaying dragon- C0, C1, C2, BV000, V01, V15, E81
standing dragon- C0, C1, C2, B000, B41, B45, E81
 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

You're beautiful...

Happy Sunday to ya!

The Greeting Farm has a surprise digi release today and she is a brand new Cheeky! I adore the Cheeky collection and Cheeky Darling is a beautiful addition to the TGF family. She's got a great 40's vibe going on with that kerchief and Victory Roll hair-do that I'm totally drawn to... if only I could be as stylish. I found this great floral print from October Afternoon in my scrap bag and it shared that 40's aesthetic with Cheeky Darling so I knew it would be perfect to pull all my colors from. And I embellished the card with a little crochet flower that my sister, Jacque, made for me. She can do things with yarn that leaves me in awe so when I got a whole container full of crochet flowers this past Christmas I was a very happy girl. :)

Well, thanks for stopping by this weekend. I will see you again in 24!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- The Girls' Paperie (yellow gingham), October Afternoon (floral)
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Darling)
stamp- CC Designs (Rockabilly sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simon Says Stamp scallop wave border die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Spellbinders leaf die
crochet flower
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR27, E08, E18
eyes- YG03
clothes- BG90, BG10, BG11, BG57, G00, Y11, Y13, YR31, V20, T5, T9

Saturday, April 7, 2018

7 Kids ATC swap...

Hello my crafty friends!

Yes, I'm posting on a Saturday because it is time for a new challenge over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page and it is "anything goes". I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to share the Artist Trading Cards, or ATCs, that I made for the first 7 Kids ATC swap that recently wrapped up. Since I tend to get board creating the same thing over and over, instead I decided what would tie all my cards together would be the use of the mini Gorjuss Girl stamps. Their small size really made them ideal for an ATC because the 2.5"x3.5" footprint totally made them the star of the show. I had so much fun coloring them up and creating unique background scenes for each one. Initially we we only had to make 7 cards for the swap but I accidentally received another swapper's cards so I quickly whipped together that last little gal flying away on the balloon to slip in with the rest of her cards before mailing it on... just to help make up for the delay. :) 
 
Ok, now it's your turn to create something for our "anything goes" 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- Copic X-Press It
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand
stamps- Docrafts Santoro mini Gorjuss Girls 
No. 22 Pulling On Your Heartrings 
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00,R20
hair- E23, E25, E59
clothes- RV32, RV95, R56, RV99, E81, E84, 0, RV11, W3, W6, W10
hearts- R83, R89, R35, R39
background- BG0000, BG000, G40, G43, G24, RV21, RV23, YR31, G20, YG11, YG63, YG00, E55, E57
No. 60 Let Down
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR24, YR27, E39
clothes- B41, B14, N1, N3, N6, N7
balloon- Y04, Y15, Y17
background- B0000, B000, YG03, YG05, G03, G07, YG17, YG67
No. 09 I Gave You My Heart
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29
clothes- Y11, Y13, Y19, BV01, E81
background- T0, T1, T2, T3, T6, E41, E42, E43, E44, E81, E84, 0, V20, V22, C1, C3
coloring book- RV13, RV63, BG01, W00, W1 
No. 51 Little Love
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, E23, E35
clothes- RV000, RV21, RV13, RV14, RV29, E81
background- BG0000, BG000, YG11, YG03, G14, G07, YG06, YG09, G17, R30, E43, E44
No. 24 Heartfelt
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79
clothes- BV00, B63, B66, V28, C2, C4, 0, RV02, RV63, RV66
background- E30, E31, E34, E57, W4, YG11, G24, G28, G82, G43, G46, G29, B0000 
No. 32 Little Violet
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E08, E19, E18, YR15
clothes- YG01, YG03, YG95, YG25, YG97, E81, Y04, Y08, Y19, Y17, BV20, W6, W9, W0
background- E42, E43, E44, E35, B0000, B000, Y08, Y38, RV14, RV52, V05, YG17, T8, C7
butterflies- Y02, Y17, W7
No. 33 From The Heart
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- BG10, BG53, BG57, C2, T4, T6, T8, C6, 100, W1
background- B0000, B000, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, R35, R46, E31, E55, E57, E59, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG25, Y08, RV23, RV25, E25, 
No. 45 Fly Away With Me
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- RV52, RV55, RV69, E81, T4, T7, V06, V09
balloon- Y04, R000, R30, R32, R43
sky- B000, B00, Y000, Y00, Y11

Friday, April 6, 2018

Be a unicorn...

TGIF!

A couple weeks back I was the lucky winner of the new Believe in Magic set of digis from Craftin' Desert Divas. I've had plenty of their stamps and digis on my wish list but this is my first time working with one of their images. I was super excited to get my hands on these adorable unicorns and I printed them out right away. Though it wasn't until yesterday that I finally had time to color one and get her on a card. She is printed in a light grey scale so that I could do the no-line coloring technique which gives the image that soft and squishy look that I wanted. The sentiment from Pinkfresh Studio is one that I've been dying to use as well plus it lead me in the direction of coloring her into a field at sunset. I really like the color palette that was created by skipping the traditional blue skies for pinks and yellows, it just seems a bit more magical. :)

Alrighty, well I normally take the weekends off from posting but check back tomorrow and Sunday for some special posts for 7 Kids and The Greeting Farm!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Craftin' Desert Divas (Believe In Magic)
stamp- Pinkfresh Studio (Magical Unicorn set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop card die
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
sparkle thread
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
unicorn- N0, N1, N2, 0, R00, RV000, N8, RV63, RV02, RV55, Y11, Y13, Y26, E39
eyes- B00, BG53, B37, 110, BG000
flowers- YG11, YG03, YG23, YG95, Y13, RV10, RV21, RV25, G20
sky- Y00, Y02, R30, R32
background- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG95
butterfly- E55, E57, Y04, Y08, Y38, YR04

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Be confident...

Hello, hello!

Today it is my turn to share over on the Greeting Farm blog and I've got a card that is sure to delight Harry Potter fans. I love how easy it is to transform the cute little scholars from the Honor Students set into magical Harry Potter inspired characters by simply combining them with the Magic Class set. Of course I had to create a card with Harry himself so I stamped on the round glasses and with a bit of masking added a broom to his hand. I imagined a scene of him getting ready to go practice some quidditch on a sunny spring afternoon. So I dug through my stamps and found an old unmarked castle stamp that could pass for Hogwarts looming in the background. By stamping it in a light grey ink it fools the eye into seeing it in the distance as compared to Harry and Hedwig being stamped in a bold black ink. Then I colored in a couple tree branches to help push the castle back some more plus it created a place for Hedwig to perch. The sentiment was chosen because it seemed to sum up Harry's best qualities and encourages all of us to be just as brave, confident and amazing.  :)  

Thanks for stopping by!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Honor Students and Magic Class), Hero Arts (sentiment), unknown (castle)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04
hair- E35, E57, E49
glasses- BG000, BG10, C1, C2
clothes- Y21, Y26, R56, R59, R89, R46, T5, T6, T7, T9, N3, N4, N6, C3, 100
broom- YR23, YR24, E35, E74, E77, E79
owl- E40, E41, W0, E57, YR23, YG95, N4, N7
castle- E40, W1, W2, W4, C4, C5, C6, C8
sun- Y000, Y04
sky- B000, B00
grass- G40, G43, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG63
tree- E44, E47, E49, YG23, YG17, YG67 

Boss Babe...

Hello again!

So yesterday I shared my first card using the vivacious Aries zodiac girl as is. Today I am sharing a whole new take on the stamp which I achieved by simply wiping the ink away from her horns before stamping and drawing the top of her head back in along with a chic chignon. I love how this easy tweak completely transforms Aries into a more generic but still fierce Uptown Girl. To really take her in another direction, I chose to go with a crisp white and navy blue color palette for this card... a far cry from the heat and fire of yesterday's creation. Because she looked like a powerful CEO type gal I liked how the simple grid print paper and the ink splatter stamps hinted at an office setting, along with the tiny staples. you definitely don't want to mess with this pretty boss babe! And in case you haven't noticed, there is a big 30% off sale going on today over at 7 Kids, you just have to type in SPRING CLEAN at checkout. Aries and a few of her friends are still available... just sayin'!  ;)

Laters!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Scenic Route (grid), BoBunny (polka dot)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Girl Zodiac Aries), My Favorite Things (sentiment and distressed backgrounds)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black and Studio Calico deja blue
Memory Box stitched border die
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
Ranger liquid pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35
clothes- C0, C1, C2, 0, B26, B29, BV29, C7, 110
shadow- W3, W6

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Your birthday star...

Hello, hello!

In 2016-2017 I challenged myself to get all 12 of the cupcakes from the Baker's Dozen stamp set on cards for their respective months. Today I am starting my new self challenge and that is to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls. Even though I got these stamps a few months ago, being the OCD nerd that I am I had to wait and start with Aries since she is the first sign of the zodiac calendar. Because Aries is associated with the color red I dove into it head first and gave her a sparkling red dress and heels. And I didn't stop there... I finally broke into some of the Oxide inks that I've been collecting and sponged on a mix of reds, oranges and yellows to create a fiery background to match her fiery personality. The sentiment is a mix of stamps with the top being from the Papertrey Ink Stargazer sets and the Aries description comes with Miss Aries herself. Now as much fun as I had making this zodiac card I didn't want to stop there. So tomorrow I will be sharing a card that I made with an altered version of Aries that shows her versatility and transforms her into an everyday gal. I hope you will check back then!  :)

Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Girl Zodiac-Aries), Papertrey Ink (star gazer and star gazer additions)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico Poppy, Tim Holtz Distress candied apple and barn door, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide abandoned coral, carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade
Smooch gold
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35
horns- E81, E84, 0
clothes- R17, R29, R89
shadow- W2, W4

Monday, April 2, 2018

You're my hero...

Good morning!

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and The Greeting Farm is proudly joining as a sponsor of the 2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop. For full deets on how to hop along for a chance at winning some great prizes for a great cause head on over to the TGF blog. Meanwhile, the theme for the hop is "words of encouragement" and I knew that the Little Heroes set would be perfect for that. So I pulled out this comic strip die and stamped each of the heroes in their own little space and even did some masking to add the sentiments and stars for extra pop and energy. Then I quickly sketched in some simple building shapes and a night sky to pull it all together. :)

Thanks for stopping by and have fun on the hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Heroes set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink comic strip die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
heroes top left to bottom right
hero 1- C1, C6, C8, C10, 110
hero 2
skin- YR00, E21, E34, E04, R20
hair- Y38, YR04, YR18, R05, R29
costume- Y13, Y15, Y17, R17, R27, R89
hero 3
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BG11, BG13, BG18, 110
costume- V04, V06, V09, N2, N6, N8, N10
hero 4
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- B16, B37, B39, 110
costume- YG05, G19, G29, N2, N6, N8, N10
hero 5
skin- E21, E34, E57, R20
hair- RV04, RV09, RV69
costume- Y15, YR04, YR07, FRV1, RV13, RV14, B01
sky- BG23, BG49, B37, B39
thought bubble- BG000
buildings- W3, W4, W6, W8, Y11, C1, C3