Friday, February 16, 2018

You make life an adventure...

TGIF everybody!

I've got a card today for 7 Kids and boy did I have fun with this one! This week I got my hot little hands on the brand new Adventure Prince and Magical Princess sets from CC Designs and I couldn't wait to create a fantastical scene with them. I pictured these two cuties playing in the woods outside their castle so I grabbed these birch tree stamps from my stash and did a bit of masking to make it all happen. It sure looks like they are having a wonderful time together. :)
Have you joined us on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group yet? It is such a positive and supportive group of fellow crafters with new challenges hosted every two weeks. There is still time to create a card or project for the current "anything goes" challenge and the prize is a $20 gift certificate to the store. Hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful weekend my crafty friends!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Adventure Prince set and Magical Princess set), Studio Calico (birch trees)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico lime light
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things banner die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
princess
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y23, E33, E35
dress- RV21, RV23, RV14, RV25, RV29, RV34
prince
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E25, E29
clothes/sword- W5, W7, W9, YG03, YG95, YG99, E31, E57, E49, B23, B37, B39, C2, C4
stick horse- W1, W3, E37, E44, E47, BG02, B04
castle- N0, N2, N4, E55, E57, BV20, BV23, BV25, YR31, B000, B02
trees- E40, E42, BV20, YG03, YG17
grass- YG21, YG03, YG25, YG17, G94
sky- B0000


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

End of the earth for you...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new FEBRUARY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Today, we released 3 new sets: Snuggle Is Real, Pretty Kitty, and How Rawr You! All of the new stamps are perfect for your cards, journals/planners and so many awesome crafty projects! To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!! Pretty awesome, right?
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, February 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner next week.

TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Don’t forget you must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our DT Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by the TGF blog for more inspiration.

I thought it would be fun to color a few of the dinosaurs from the How Rawr You set into a dry, desert cave scene that was inspired by a card Sandy Allnock shared on her Instagram last year. It was a great challenge layering color after color to create the rocks and dirt and I'm very happy with the end results. For the dinos themselves I went back to my childhood and colored them like the dinosaurs from the Land Before Time cartoon. So we've got Spike, Chomper and Cera watching that falling star from their safe hideaway. ;)
 
Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (How Rawr You), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp), Sugar Pea Designs (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
stegosaurus- YG21, YG23, YG67, G99
triceratops- Y11, Y15, Y17, BV20, BV23, C2
tyrannosaurus- BV11, V25, V28, BV08
comet- Y04, Y17, R14, Y35
cave- Y35, Y38, YR04, YR68, R08, E19, E18, Y17, YR23, YR24, BV20, BV25, BV29
sky- Y0000, Y00, Y11, Y02
terrain- BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV20, BV23, BV13

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I lava you...

Hi there!

Here we are on the third and final day of February previews at The Greeting Farm before the big release tomorrow night. This one will have you rawring with delight because the dinosaurs are marching onto the scene. The new set is called How Rawr You and it includes five fun dinos, three sentiments, a couple trees and other accessories for scene building... including a volcano! For my card today I put together a little scene using the stegosaurus along with the volcano, the leaf and the egg all stamped repeatedly. The sentiment is not from this set but since today is Valentine's Day I just had to use it.  

Don't forget to hop on over to the new TGF blog to see all of the delightful dino cards from my fellow Farmers using the new How Rawr You set. And I will see you back here tomorrow for the release day BLOG HOP where you could win this entire release!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
wood veneer paper
stamps- The Greeting Farm (How Rawr You set), Sugar Pea Designs (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts dolphin ombre
My Favorite Things stitched arch frame die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
stegosaurus- BV20, V20, V25, V28, BV29
eggs- BV0000, BV01, BV02
leaves- YG03, G07, G29
grass- YG03, YG25, YG17
mountains/volcano- E71, E74, E77, B0000, YR31, R05, Y13
sky- B0000, B00, Y00, Y11, Y13, YR31, BV31, BV02


Monday, February 12, 2018

A day spent with you...

Hello friends!

It's preview day 2 of the February stamp release from The Greeting Farm. We have three clear stamp sets coming out this month and all you animal lovers out there better get your wallets ready, LOL! Today the cats are ruling our world with the fabulous Pretty Kitty set which will be available for purchase on the 15th. These mini stamps include four little gals and their pretty kitties along with a few extra accessories and sentiments that make this not just great for cards but planners too. So while my card yesterday may have been inspired by my work, today's card is inspired by my time at home. I adore my kitties and they fill my heart and home with so much love. I thought it would be fun to take three of the girls from the Pretty Kitty set and color them up to look like the same girl and kitty just at different points of the day. To really sell this idea I die cut three rectangle strips and colored in a morning bedroom on one, an afternoon living room on the next and finished it up with a late night snack in the kitchen. I love how the card ended up kinda looking like a comic strip once I put them all together.

Now be sure to head on over to the new TGF blog to see all of the feline fun from my fellow Farmers using the new Pretty Kitty set and I shall see you back here tomorrow with more sneak peek fun!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Pretty Kitty set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug Smitten Kitten shaped Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E33, E35
outfit 1- B01, B04, B12, B21, B24, B28
oufit 2- RV11, RV13
outfit 3- Y04, Y17
kitty- N0, N3, N5, N8, N10
fish- Y38, YR04, YR07
morning bedroom- Y00, Y02, Y04, B0000, BG10, BG11, E42, E43, E44, E81, W1, YG11, YG41, G43, BG02, BG70, BG72
afternoon living room- BG53, B02, 0, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, YR30, YR31, R81, R83, W1
evening kitchen- B63, BV25, BV29, W1, W3, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C6, YR21, YR12, YR27, E42, E43, E44, E47 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

You're so dog gone cute...

Hello, hello!

Today the team and I are kicking off the February stamp release from The Greeting Farm... yeah! We have three clear stamp sets coming out this month and all you animal lovers out there better get your wallets ready, LOL! First up is the cutest puppy set called Snuggle Is Real available for purchase on the 15th. These mini stamps include four little gals and their puppy pals along with a few extra accessories and sentiments that make this not just great for cards but planners too. I have to admit that I kinda went crazy with this set, probably because my day to day work life revolves around caring for and grooming all sorts of dogs. These two gals especially reminded me of my sister and I busy at work so I ran with the idea and made a card for our business. All I had to do was sketch in a grooming table behind them and I was transported to our shop. 

Now be sure to head on over to the new TGF blog to see all of the four legged fun from my fellow Farmers using the new Snuggle Is Real set and I shall see you back here tomorrow with more sneak peek fun!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Puppy Love)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Snuggle Is Real)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things wonky stitched window die
Doodlebug Puppy Love sticker sentiment
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair 1- E23, E25, E29
hair 2- E35, E57, E59
outfits- RV63, V12, V17, V09, T8
dog 1- E41, E42, E31, E55, W4, W5, W7
dog 2- E51, E53, E55, T4, T6, T9
tub/nozzle- B0000, B00, BG11, C2
grooming table- C0, C2, C4, C6
canister- BG0000, BG000, B01, V12, V17, C6
water- B41, B52, B000, B00
ground- V0000, V000, V01, BV20

Friday, February 9, 2018

Halfway there...

TGIF!

I'm rounding out this week of cards with a darling Dreamerland Crafts stamp called Pull Me Along. This angelic little gal with her proud piglet had me at hello and I couldn't wait to color them into a pretty spring scene. It was so refreshing to pull out all the pretty pinks and greens and just go crazy creating their happy world. Even though the trees around my town still aren't budding I wanted these two to be enjoying the sweet scent of cherry blossoms during their stroll. As I was coloring I didn't really know what I was going to do sentiment wise but as I flipped through one of my sentiment binders this Simon Says stamp caught my eye. I really like how it plays with that tiny piglet happily pulling his friend along in that wagon. Can I just step into this card and join them in the sunshine? LOL! 

Well, thanks so much for stopping by this week and have a super crafty weekend! :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Pull Me Along), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Studio Calico blush crush and doc brown
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, R21
hair- YR30, E51, Y23, E34
dress/wings- RV10, RV14, E81, E50, 0
wagon- E41, E42, E44, C0, C1, C3, C6, W5, W8
flowers- RV02, RV13, Rv63, V05, Y04, Y17, YG00, YG03, YG95
piglet/harness- YR000, YR00, E21, W00, W1, W2, W6, E55, E57
path- E30, E31, E34, W6
grass- YG00, YG03, YG11, YG17
sky- B0000
cherry trees- R01, R30, RV42, R83, E23

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Happy Birthday...

Hello, hello! 

Early morning start at work today so I gotta post and run. Mo over at Mo's Digital Pencil has started releasing some $2 digis and boy are they cute! This funny little gal called Here caught my eye right away and I knew I had to get her on a card. Then when I found this old My Mind's Eye paper in my stash I really knew it was meant to be. By keeping the background neutral with all that brown and cream and adding the pops of color to her darling outfit this baby doll really pops and becomes the star of the show. She's just way too sweet, dare I say even sweeter than that cookies and cream ice cream cone she's sharing?  ;)

Alrighty, time to scoot my boot!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Here)
stamp- unknown (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
eyes- BG70, BG72, B52, BG000
clothes- E40, E41, E42, 0, R12, R32, R14, Y000, Y04, YG21, RV21, RV23, E47, E49, BG11, BG34, BG18, W2
ice cream cone- E81, Y0000, E49, E31, E55

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

You're dog-gone awesome...

Please scroll down for my Greeting Farm post... thank you!

Good morning!
There have been a lot of big changes going on over at 7 Kids and one of those changes is that we are starting bi-monthly challenges on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. They will fall on the 7th and 21st of each month so that means the first "anything goes" challenge is gearing up today. Combine that with the final blog challenge running for one more week and that means you have double the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store right now. And if that wasn't enough excitement for the day, Kelly is also running a free shipping special for all U.S. orders today only!
For my inspiration card today I've inked up the brand new The Dog's Woof stamp set from Mama Elephant. Talk about cute, these pups are so adorable and I love how with one large stamp it looks like you have taken hours masking all those little dogs together. I actually did do a bit of masking of my own but just along the top row so that I could stack the stamp and double the size of this perky pack. Then it was all about the coloring and coming up with individual looks for each of them... I had a blast! 
Alrighty, well I hope to see all my crafty friends joining the creative fun over on Facebook soon. Toodles!
     
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Mama Elephant (The Dog's Woof), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
My Favorite Things stitched blueprints die
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers:
more than I can list here, let's just say pretty much all the greys and all the earth tones.  ;)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

More than coffee...

Hello Farm friends!

Today I am posting on the brand new TGF blog that goes along with the brand new TGF store site. If you haven't checked it out yet you should, it's beautiful! For my DT post today I was once again drawn to the big eyed beauties that don't have a category name yet. This sweet girl is called Need Coffee and for good reason, just look at that venti sized to-go cup you can add to her hand. I've inked up Need Coffee in desert sand to do the no-line coloring technique but instead of coloring in a scene again I thought that this time it would be fun to mask her off and stamp in a playful background behind her. I knew I had this great heart shaped coffee stain stamp in my stash so I grabbed it and went to town. This inspired me to tie this coffee themed card into the upcoming Valentine holiday as well. So I dug around some more and found the perfect sentiment to complete the entire card as well as these cute coffee bean paper and stickers from Doodlebug. Now while she may LOVE her coffee she loves you even more... how many of us can relate to that? LOL!   
 

Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Doodlebug (Cream and Sugar)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Need Coffee), Altenew (Coffee Talk), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand, Studio Calico doc brown and Versamark clear embossing
American Crafts POW white embossing powder
Doodlebug Cream and Sugar stickers
Memory Box stitched border die
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
eyes- E55, E57, BG000, 0
clothes- N5, N7, N10, B93, B95, B97, G20, G40, G43, T4, T8
coffee cup- C1, C3, 0, G05, G17, G28

I miss you...

Hello friends! 

They started up a brand new 12 Days of Coloring Challenge over at the Some Odd Girl Facebook group and once again I am playing along. I'm feeling very much ahead of the curve this time because I've actually used two of the images I've colored to create this card before the challenge has even ended... go me! The background is the super cool Gnome Town digi blown up quite large to really fill up the card front and Leaf Magic Fairy is flying onto the scene to visit an old friend. I really feel like I've stepped into a fairy tale with this scene. :)

Ok, much to do so I should mosey. Have a good one! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
digital stamps- Some Odd Girl (Gnome Town and Leaf Magic Fairy)
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Hero Arts orange ombre
Simon Says Stamp wishing die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- RV52, RV55, RV17, Y000
eyes- B02, B14, B28, BG000
lips- RV14
dress- RV63, RV66, RV69, Y02, Y32, YG00, YG03, YG17, G29
wand- E44, E47, YG03, YG25
wings- BG10, BG23
trees- E81, E84, E87, E89, W6, W8
mushroom houses- E81, E84, 0, E50, YR30, YR31, YR82, YR24, YR27, Y04
doors/windows/chimneys- E31, E35, E57, C2, C4, C6, C9, E08, E19, E18, E40, N1, N3, BG000, Y00
sky- B0000
grass/plants- YG00, YG03, YG17, YG67, G28

Monday, February 5, 2018

Smile...

Hello again!

Soooo... it's no secret that I love Greeting Farm stamps and I have a hard time resisting the big rubber stamp kits whenever they are released. It just makes me giddy adding so many cute new characters to my collection all at one time. So when the newest Sparkle collection was released I snapped it right up. The Beans are super adorable and this time around they are bedecked in feathers and jewels. Perhaps it's just me but I imagine the little Beans kinda as the Minions of the TGF family of characters... small and innocent looking but full of fun and mischief! Usually the kits name each stamp individually but this one didn't so I'm not sure who this darling girl is, I guess I will just call her Giggles. I wanted to color Giggles to look like this pretty sunset paper and I'm really happy with how she turned out. :)

Ok, it's gonna be a busy week around here so I hope you come back and check it all out!
Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pink Paislee (Summer Lights)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Sparkle kit)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Mama Elephant smile die
Memory Box stitched wave die
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
sequin
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- RV52, RV63, V05
eyes- YG95, BG000
feathers- YR30, YR31, R11, R12, R32, YR12, YR24
clothes- RV63, BV11, V25, BV08
wings- BG000, BG10

Friday, February 2, 2018

A friend like you...

TGIF!

Happy Groundhogs Day, I wonder if that little critter is going to see his shadow or not? I'm really hoping that spring comes early this year because I am sick and tired of the ice and snow. Perhaps that is why I am finding myself being drawn to pretty spring time colors when I go searching through my paper stash. This colorful print caught my eye right away and I knew just the stamp to pair with it. The new Uptown Girl Snapshots are so much fun and this one called I Heart You is a favorite of mine. I love how these stamps look like old Polaroid pictures, they don't require a whole lot of coloring so they make for a pretty quick and easy card. I even found an old push pin stamp in my stash so it looks like the snapshot has been pinned to the wooden boards behind it.  :)

Ok then, time for me to get ready for work. Stay crafty my friends!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Webster's Pages
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Girls Snapshots I Heart You), Papertrey Ink (sentiment), October Afternoon (push pin)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink smokey shadow
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
American Crafts Glitter Girl enamel shapes
Divine Twine
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl 1 hair- E23, E57, E59
girls 2 hair- E50, Y23, E33
girl 1 shirt- Y04, Y08, Y21
girls 2 shirt- G00, BG34, G03, BG09
background- BG000, YG01, YG03, YG67, G29, E35
stick pin- RV04, RV17, C5
polaroid- C1, 0

Thursday, February 1, 2018

When I kneaded you...

Mornin' friends!

I decided it was high time to color up this darling stamp from WPlus9 called Miss You Lots. I simply adore this little gal and her fluffy kitten and I thought they could make for a cute Valentine. So I started coloring them up but once that was done I was a bit lost on what direction to go from there. Luckily my sister Tracy was there and she always has great ideas so I asked what I should do with this cutie... cut her out and put her on some pretty paper? Color a scene in behind her? If so should she be indoors or outdoors? So Tracy took a look at her and said that it would be cool if I colored in our local humane society building behind them, creating a wonderful adoption scene. I really loved this idea but it scared me too... what if I completely messed it up? But I took a deep breath and accepted the challenge. First I googled a picture of the Humane Society so I had a reference to work from and then I just started to sketch it in. There were so many times during the coloring process that I didn't think it would ever come together, until finally it did and it was such a relief! I chose this sentiment to finish off the card because I love how it can be read from either the girl's or the kitten's perspective. Most of my own animals have been rescues and in my experience they find you just as much as you find them. :)

Well thanks for stopping by today, I'll catch ya on the flip side! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Wplus9 (Miss You Lots), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things- A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E57
eyes- B52, B14
clothes- R81, R83, R85, R89, YG25, E40, E42, R14, R46, R89
kitten- E41, E42, YR21, YR12, W4, W5, W7, W9, E95, R01, RV21, RV14
building- E44, E47, E49, E81, E84, E08, E09, E18, E40, W2, W4, W6, W7, T9
asphalt/sidewalk- N4, N5, N6, N8, N9, Y15, C0, C2, C3, C6
plants- YG03, YG17, G46, G29, B16, E34
sky- B0000, B000, B00
mountain- BG93, BG96