Sunday, September 22, 2019

More wagging and less barking...

Hello again!

I bet you are surprised to see me posting on a Sunday and with a non-DT card no less. Well, today is the last day to enter submissions into this year's Card Design Superstar contest at My Favorite Things and I decided to throw my hat in the ring once again. It's been a few years since I've participated and I wasn't even really sure if I was going to join the fun this time around either but I got the idea for this card back in early summer and I could never make the time to put it together. I knew there would be a lot of masking as well as all the coloring of the different dog breeds if I wanted to do it right and do it well. That all seemed a bit overwhelming for just a card to post on any ol' day of the week. But once the contest was announced I had the perfect incentive to sit down and bring this idea to life. Being that I work with dogs and spend most of my days, walking, feeding and playing with all number of canine pals you can imagine I have an affinity for collecting cute dog stamps too. So I grabbed dogs from a bunch of the Birdie Brown sets and paired them with this casual cutie from the retired Birdie Brown Let's Hang Out set since she best reflects my work attire... very wash and wear, LOL! Then I just settled in and colored them all up and gave them an expansive dog park to be visiting, complete with an entrance sign that borrows it's sentiment from the Playful Pups set which seems to be retired now too. I gotta say, I'm really glad I finally got this one out of my head and onto a card and it came together even better than I had hoped. 

So wish me luck, the talent in the Coloring Virtuoso category has set the bar extremely high! 
 

Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Let's Hang Out, BB Friends at First Sip, BB Our Story, BB Best in Show, BB Lucky Dog, BB You Make My Tail Wag, BB New Best Friend, BB Little Buddies, Playful Pups)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things Blueprints 26 Dienamics
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E25, E29
clothes- B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C0, C2, C4, C6, RV02, RV21, RV14, Y11, Y15, Y21, leashes- 100
Y26, BG53, BG09, E55, E57, E49
poodle- N0, N1, N2, N3, N9, Y00, BG10, BV01
scottie- T3, T4, T7, T10, 100, BG11, BG34, G16
corgi- E50, E41, E42, YR31, YR12, YR27, E37, R83, E04, 100
bulldog- E40, E42, W2, W3, W5, W8, 110, E31, E33, E35, Y02, Y18, Y26
dalmatian- C0, C2, C3, C7, C10, 100, R14, R27, R89
springer- E50, E40, E41, E42, E25, E27, E18, E49, R83, E04
basset hound- E40, E41, T0, W2, W5, W7, W10, E33, E97, E99
yorkie- E30, E31, E33, T3, T5, T7, 110, YR04, YR18, E18
maltese- C1, C3, 100, RV10, RV21, RV14
beagle- C1, C2, C3, T3, W6, W8, E31, E34, E44, 100
golden pup- YR30, Y21, E33, 100, V04, V06, V09
chocolate lab pup- E43, E44, E47, E57, E49, B04, B16, B37
sign/fence- E42, E43, E44, C4
sky- BG000, B00, 0
background- YG00, G43, G94, G21, YG61, YG63, BG93, BG96, G99

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Have we got a Vault release for Boo...

Good morning! 

It's time for the Sweet November Vault release at 7 Kids and this month we have brought back Boo the ghost who is way too cute to spook. There are three images in this release, each one featuring Boo in a different Halloween scenario. Because these are Vault images they are only available in the store for a limited time. Once October 1st hits these ghosties will be disappearing once again. You may also notice that each of my cards pair Boo with a different element from last year's Halloween Background Builder set. I did this not only because they make for cute scenes but also to announce again that because we have hit the one year mark on Sweet November digital releases, last year's digis will be retired and begin to go into the Vault too. So come October 1st the Halloween Background Builders and the Witch Please release will all officially go into the Vault. 
So for my first card I've got Boo's Pumpkin. This darling little specter can be found haunting the pumpkin patch every October night leading up to Halloween. He is searching for only the biggest and best pumpkins out there because those special gourds make for ideal jack o'lantern carving.  
Next we have Boo's Batty Banner. Boo is one spirit who knows how to lift spirits with the best Halloween party around. Ghosts and goblins, monsters and vamps all come from miles around to attend an epic Boo Bash! Once you enter Boo's happening haunted house the music is thrilling, the potion punch never stops flowing and the decor is always on point.
And finally we have Boo Loves Scary Larry. At the end of a long night of haunting there is nothing Boo loves more than to float back home and snuggle with his favorite stuffie, Scary Larry. Larry may be old and worn, with a bit of fraying at his seams but what doll wouldn't be after centuries of this kind of adoration?

Alrighty then, as usual we will be celebrating the release in the 7 Kids Customers Create facebook group all day today with games and chances to win free digis. I will also be doing Live coloring videos at 11am and 3pm PST so I hope to see you there! 
Boo's Pumpkin supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Mary Engelbreit
digital stamps- Sweet November (Boo's Pumpkin, Rowena, Tabitha and Jack o'lantern bundle and Halloween Background Builder set
Simon Says Stamp Halloween sentiment strips
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Baker's Twine
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
ground- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G43,G94, G99
sky- B60, B63, B66, B69, BV29
fence- E30, E31, E34, E57, E49, C5, C9, Y11, Y15, Y18, Y26
pumpkins- E84, E87, E89, YR65, YR68, YR27, E27, YR15, Y00, Y02, Y18, G40, G43, YG97, YG99
Boo- B60, FBG2, E30, E40, Y000,YR61, B79

Boo's Batty Banner supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pink Paislee
digital stamps- Sweet November (Boo's Batty Banner, Elspeth, Tabitha and Magic Spells bundle and Halloween Background Builder set
Simon Says Stamp Halloween sentiment strips
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers: 
sky- BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV13, BV17, BV29, 0
clouds- BV20, BV23, BV25
moon- C00, C1, C2, Y0000
Boo- BV0000, BV000, FBG2, 0, Y0000, BV20, V28
banner- Y13, Y18

Boo Loves Scary Larry supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories
digital stamps- Sweet November (Boo Loves Scary Larry, Beatrix, Midnight, Window and moon bundle and Halloween Background Builder set
Simon Says Stamp Halloween sentiment strips
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers: 
wall/window- W3, W4, W5, W1, 0, E42, E43, E44, E47
sky- B21, B45, B97, B99
tree- E55, E57, E49
scary larry- YG03, YG17, YG67, T4, T10, Y35, YR04, YR18, V15, V17, BV08, C1, C3
Boo- B0000, B000, FBG2, W0, W1, YR21, E53, E41
moon- N0, N2
owl- E50, E33, E35, E39, E97





Friday, September 20, 2019

Christmas memories...

TGIF!

We've finally made it, after a whole week of teasing sneak peeks the amazing Stamping Bella holiday release is now available in the store! There are so many great new stamps to choose from and add to your stamp collection it's hard to choose where to begin filling your cart. Between the festive gnomes, penguins and polar bears, Curvy Girls and brand new Bundle Girls there is definitely something for everyone.
My card today features the sweet Bundle Girl with Polar Bear image which captures this quiet moment between the big ol' bear and the teeny tiny little kiddo offering up this Christmas gift of friendship and love. I kept to a pretty limited color palette and just played with pretty purples and a glowing back lit light source to frame these two. Once the coloring was done I felt like the card could use a bit more embellishing to I added some sparkly twine and white Nuvo drops to mimic snow. :)

Alrighty then, have fun shopping and I will see you back here tomorrow with the Sweet November Vault release!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girl with Polar Bear and Festive Gnomes sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things blueprints dienamic
Knot and Bow twine
Making Memories snowflake diecut
Nuvo white crystal drops
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04, R20
clothes- BG93, BG96, BG99, E81, E84, E57, E49, G43, G94, G99
gift- Y04, Y21, Y26, Y28, R46, R89
polar bear- C0, C2, W1, W3, W10, V20, E81, R30, 0
background- BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, Y0000, Y000, Y00 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Hap-hap-happiest Christmas...

Hi friends!

Well, we've made it to the fourth and final day of previews before the big release at Stamping Bella tomorrow. We are wrapping things up with four new Curvy Girls and some adorable penguins and polar bears. My card today features one of the fun penguins from the Penguins Bearing Gifts set as well as a sentiment from the new Holiday Fun sentiment set. This little cutie is making his way across the frozen landscape with a super sized candy cane all wrapped up in a pretty bow just in time for Christmas. :)

Alrighty, so there is one last chance to head over to the Bellarific Blog and check out all of the fab cards from my fellow Bellas and get yourself entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate before all these amazing stamps hit the store!


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Penguins Bearing Gifts and Holiday Fun sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
penguin- C0, C2, C4, C6, C8, 100, 0, Y35, YR04, YR18
hat/scarf- E50, E81, E84, YG25, YG67, BG99
candy cane- R24, R29, R89, N1, YG00, YG03, G07
background- BG0000, BG000, BG53, BG70, BG72, BG75

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Christmas in the heart...

Hello, hello!

Here we are at day 3 of the Stamping Bella holiday release previews and today we are introducing a new Bundle Girl character in eleven different designs all being released on Friday the 20th. I will tell you right now that these Bundle Girls will melt your heart. I got to play with four of them and I had a hard time choosing which card to share here first, they are all so adorable. Ultimately I settled on Bundle Girl with Penguin, primarily because I've already shared two cards with winter night scenes and I wanted to break things up with a bright day lit scene. And seriously, how cute is this little sweetie with her extra long scarf and warm, fuzzy coat and hat? Then you add in that funny penguin hitching a ride and this image just makes you smile. I chose a fairly neutral color palette for the majority of the card so that the winter berries she is carrying would really pop. The sentiment is from the new Christmas sentiment set that is also part of this amazing holiday release.  :)

Now you'll want to head on over to the Bellarific Blog and check out all of the beautiful Bundle Girl cards from my fellow Bellas and get yourself entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate !


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girl with Penguin and Christmas sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
clothes- E50, E81, BV31, G20, G40, G43, E84, E87, E89
berries- R35, R29, R89, G16, G94, G99
sign- E41, E42, E43, E44
snow- BG0000, BG10, BG90, BV0000, V20
trees- N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N8
penguin- C1, C2, C5, C7, C9, Y35, YR04, YR18

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Gnome for Christmas...

Hello there!

We are rolling right along with the Stamping Bella holiday release previews and today is all about the gnomes. There are 10 new holiday gnomes being released on Friday the 20th along with a coordinating Festive Gnomes sentiment set. My card today features Gnome with a Lantern and I paired him with the older Winter Backdrop stamp to help set the scene. Just like my card yesterday with the shining star I wanted to play up the glow of Santa Gnome's lantern. So I colored in another dark night sky that really helps accentuate the warm candlelight in contrast. I love that it looks like he is making his way back home after a night delivering presents.
Now you'll want to head on over to the Bellarific Blog and check out all the festive gnome cards from my fellow Bellas and get yourself entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate ! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Gnome with a Lantern, Festive Gnome sentiment set and Winter Backdrop)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen 
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04
beard- N1, N2, N3
clothes/bag- E40, E81, E84, R14, R27, R59, C1, YG25, YG67, G07, G29, E55, E57, E59, E74, E77, E79
sky/trees- B45, B97, B99, BV29
snow- B000, B00, B21, B23, B95, B97
lantern- T2, T6, T9, 110, Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y02, Y15, Y18
house- E31, E34, E57, E47, E49, 0
 

Monday, September 16, 2019

An unbelievable New Year...

Good morning!

I'm super excited because today kicks off week long previews of the new holiday release at Stamping Bella! Over the next four days we will be sharing cards featuring some of the 40 plus new stamps that will be available in the store on Friday the 20th. Today is all about the cute new Yeti character that has come to help celebrate the holidays, bringing with him his whimsy and magic. This release has caught him in a number of Christmas time antics and my card today features Yeti with a Star on Top where we find the big guy placing a star upon the highest bow of that Christmas tree. I really wanted that star to glow and look like it was filling this sweet scene with a magical light so I colored in a dark blue night all around Mr. Yeti then graduated to lighter hues as I worked in towards the star. The sentiment I paired with him is from one of four fabulous new sentiment sets and this one is called Yeti Sentiments
Alrighty then, be sure to hop on over to the Bellarific Blog to see all of the amazing Yeti inspiration from my fellow Bellas and get yourself entered for a chance to win a gift certificate because I promise you are going to want it for this release!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Yeti with a Star on Top and Yeti sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen 
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
yeti- C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, B0000, B41, B52, B45, B97
tree- G20, G24, G29
background- B00, B21, B45, B97, B99, BV20, BV25, BV29, 0

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Embrace your dark side...

Hi Friends!

I'm back today with a new card to help celebrate this month's Moonlight Whispers digital stamp release which is now available in Annie's Etsy shop. There are actually two new digital images being released today, the first was previously part of the Calendar Girls coloring stack and now Witch & Wine is her own digi. And the brand new digi image is this fa-boo-lous Mistress of Death. Annie is so great at straddling that line between cute and creepy with her Halloween images, making them such a delight to create with. When it came time to color her into a scene I knew that I wanted to play with light so not only did I elude to a window behind her with the patterning on the carpet but I also gave her a big, roaring fire off to the side. Because who wouldn't want to be warm and toasty while admiring their skull collection? LOL
Now while you are visiting Annie's etsy shop be sure to check out the new clear stamps that she also has available as well. Yep, that's right... clear stamps of Moonlight Whispers images are back! There is a 10% discount code you can use when you buy three or more products from the shop, just enter MOONBUNDLE when you check out. :)

Laters!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
digital stamp- Moonlight Whispers (Mistress of Death)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versamark watermark
Hero Arts detail white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Nuvo jewel drops grey
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers: 
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, 
lips- RV25, V99
eyeshadow- BV20, BV23, W4, W6
eyes- BG000, C1, C2, Y02, YR23, E39, E49
hair- C1, C2, C4, C6
clothes- N4, N5, N6, N8, N10, Y00, Y02, E81, E81, C6, C8, C10
chair- V17, BV08, BV29, V12, E84, E87, E89
background- T1, T2, T4, 100, BV04, BV13, BV17, BV29, BV25, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6
fire- Y11, Y02, Y08, Y17, YR04, YR07, E44, E49

Saturday, September 14, 2019

All roads lead home...


It’s the 15th, and the SEPTEMBER Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set called MISS ANYA HELLO WINTER features 3 big Anyas all prepared to deal with the cooler weather in style, along with an adorable mini snowman! Next, we introduced some too-cute-to-spook characters in the TRICK OR TREAT 3 Set. Lastly, we showcased a set called MY CARE TEAM, which is not only perfect for get-well cards, but also for thank you cards to the nurses and doctors who take care of you and your family.

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP. You have until SEPTEMBER 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). The winner wins this entire release! 

**NOTE: Please use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you). Thank you!

TGF Design Team:
THE GREETING FARM BLOG 

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 hop card I have made a sweet Christmas card using the short haired Miss Anya from the new Hello Winter set. I wanted this scene to feel like it is Christmas Eve and Anya has finally made it back home after a crazy day spent in holiday crowds and traffic. The relief of knowing that in just a few short minutes she will be surrounded by all the people she loves most in the world. 

And as a bonus, I've also got a card using the Stamptember TGF collaboration set with Simon Says Stamp called, To All Of You. If you haven't seen the set yet it is full of adorable little penguins all bundled up for the cold. I had fun masking a bunch of them together to create a holiday march of the penguins. I don't know where they are marching to, perhaps a Christmas party, LOL! There are still sets available at Simon Says but don't wait too long to grab them because once these exclusive sets are sold out they are gone for good.

Alrighty then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

All roads lead home supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Hello Winter), Sunny Studio (Christmas Home)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E29
clothes- E31, E34, E35, B95, B97, B99, G05, G07, G28, G29, R14, R17, R29, R89, BG10, E40, C1
sky/snow- B000, B00, B21, B45, B97, B99
road- N4, N8
trees/wreaths- G07, G29, BG99, E55, E57, E59, R05, R59
houses- E81, E84, Y04, W6, E44, E47, YG91, YG93, E33, C2, Y00, 0
car- T9, C2, R17, R29, R89, W3, W5, W6, R24, Y11 

All of you supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (To All Of You SSS collaboration)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
penguins- T0, T1, T2, T5, T9, YR04, YR18, R00
clothes-  Y04, Y18, Y26, E81, E84, R17, E19, E18, BG32, BG49, V04, V06, V09, G07, G29, RV10, RV13, RV25, B06, B18, B39, BV02, BV13, BV08, BG53, BG57
background- B16, B37, B39, B99, BV29, B60, B000, B21, B23, B97
gifts- R17, R29, R59, YG03, YG17, YG67
sign- E42, E43, E44
 

Pumpkin spice...

Good morning!

I'm back with another Scenic Saturday card to share over on the Bellarific blog. This week I was inspired to make a few little tweaks to Curvy Girl Loves Coffee so that I could get her out of the bedroom and into her favorite coffee shop. Every time I looked at this cutie I saw her in leggings, tall boots and a flannel shirt, pretty much standard issue wear here in the North West this time of year. All I had to do was take a baby wipe and remove the ink from the sleep mask on top of her head and the clock that she was holding, then stamp the image. Next I used a fine line black pen to fill in the missing hair and add a simple purse where the clock had been. Now this Curvy Girl was ready to get out of the house and get her day going. I've done a couple coffee shop interior scenes in the past but this one was inspired by a card that I saw the talented Sandy Allnock share recently. I loved how she created a chalk board menu board, adding her sentiment right on it and I knew that the pumpkin spice sentiment from the Pumpkins set would look perfect in the same application. So I followed her basic layout, making tweaks and changes that better suited the look I was going for and even used the leaf stamps that come with Layla Loves Leaves to add window cling decals to the front of my pastry case for some extra seasonal charm. There is nothing wrong with being inspired by the cards we see from our fellow crafters, it's a great way to boost our creative bravery and try something new. Just be sure to give credit where credit is due. It doesn't take anything away from the card you've made and  I'm sure it will make their day to know that something they created sparked creativity in someone else. And isn't it that flow of sharing ideas and inspiration that makes our crafting community so amazing to begin with? 

Now be sure to mark your calendars for this coming Monday as we have a week of sneak peeks going on to preview the huge new holiday release that will be available September 20th. Forty one brand new stamps and plenty of chances to win, so don't miss it!
 Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Loves Coffee, Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves and the Pumpkins set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark watermark
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR24, E99
clothes- W5, W7, W10, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, RV63, E50, E81, E84, E55, E57, E49, YR27, YG91, YG93, YG95, E44
coffee cup- C0, C3, G43, YG63, E31, E34, E35
floor- W3, W5, W6, E81, E84, E30, E31, E13, E42
wall/chalkboard- E23, E57, E59, T7
pastry case- W3, W5, N0, N1, N2, 0, BG000, B00, Y17, YR14, YR04, YR09, R05, R89, E31
coffee boxes- Y17, E07, E08, BG96, BG99, BG72, BG78, E79


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Best care team ever...

TGIF everybody!

We've made it to the last day of the September previews for The Greeting Farm and we are wrapping things up with a new set of teeny tinies called, My Care Team. My Care Team includes a variety of mini doctors, nurses and patients as well as a few sentiments and accessory stamps. For my preview card I stamped up most of the doctors and nurses included to make a thank you card for those hard working and caring people who devote their lives to caring for others. 

Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more My Care Team goodness from my fellow Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase on Sunday the 15th, along with a chance to win all three stamp sets by participating in the release blog hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (My Care Team), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things mod stitched rectangle stax
Doodlebug washi tape
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04, R20
hair- E35, E57, E49
hair- E50, E33, E35
hair- E97, E99, E18
hair- Y32, E33, E35
skin- E21, E23, R20
skin- E21, E23, E27
hair- C4, C7, 100
skin- E00, E21, E04, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10 
scrubs/coats- C2, C3, B12, B14, B37, B39, BG23, BG49, B60, B63, B66
cart- T4, T9, R24, Y35, YR07
 
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Happy Halloween to Boo...

Hello again!

It's day 2 of the September previews at The Greeting Farm and today we are introducing the new Trick or Treat 3 set! This newest installment in the Trick or Treat series adds six more costumed cuties to the TGF line up. This year we have a mad scientist, brave cowboy, regal Cleopatra, cute monster, pretty princess and a happy clown, as well as a couple new sentiments, the little spider web and teeny tiny ghosts. Looking at them all together I knew that they would make for a fun Halloween party scene. To accomplish that I decided to make a long slim line card where the party goers would have plenty of room to spread out and then I grabbed a couple other TGF sets like the first Trick or Treat set and the Little Party set to add to the festivities. :)

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see what my fellow Farmers have created using the Trick or Treat set. Then check back here tomorrow for day three of previews. :)
 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Trick or Treat 3, Trick or Treat 1, Scaredy Cats, Little Party), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink orange zest
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
mad scientist
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YG25, YG17, YG67
clothes- C0, C3, N3, N8, BV13, BV17, R14, R29, FYG1, FYG2
cowboy
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- E33, E35, E57, B95, B99, R14, R29, W5, W10, C4, E08
cleopatra
skin- E21, E23, E25, E27
hair- C6, 100
clothes- C2, C4, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39
monster
skin- E21, E13, R00, R20
clothes- V04, V06, V09, C2, C3, BG000, YG01, YG03, YG67
princess
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35
clothes- RV02, RV13, RV25, RV29, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39
clown
skin- C00, C1, C2, R00, R20, B02, E00, E11
hair- Y35, YR04, YR27, YR18
nose- R05, R08, R89
clothes- B02, BG05, B06, T1, T3
balloon/candy pail- Y02, YR04, YR09, 100
treat bag- V12, V15, V17
floor- E31, E42, E43, E44
table- C5, C7, 100
candy bowl/punch- R24, YR04, Y17, B05, RV66, G00
wall/sign- YG03, YG23, YG25, YG67, C1, C2
doorway- W4, W6
 

 


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Counting my blessings...

Hello, hello!

It's day one of September previews for The Greeting Farm and have we got an awesome release of three new stamp sets this month! First up is the delightful new Miss Anya Hello Winter set which includes three bundled up beauties and a wee little snowman. The nice thing about these cuties is that they work for fall cards just as well as winter cards, like the one I am sharing today. I took this Anya in her stylish pea coat and paired her with the large home from the retired My House set that I stamped twice behind her. Then I proceeded to color in some fall colored trees and shrubs to create a beautiful fall afternoon. This kinda takes me back to the days of coming home from college during Thanksgiving break.  :)

Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more Miss Anya Hello Winter goodness from my fellow Farmers as well as an extra card from me. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase on the 15th. I will be back with day two spooky goodness tomorrow.

Supply list:
cardstock- bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Hello Winter and My House set), Hello Bluebird (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink cocoa bean
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E23, E04, R20
hair- T5, T8, 110
clothes- R30, RV42, R14, Y35, YR04, YR27, RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99, W3, W4, W5, W7, W9
sky- BG0000, BG10, BG11, C0, C1
trees- Y35, YR04, YR18, Y02, Y21, Y26
ground/sidewalk- G43, YG63, G94, N1, N3, N5
shrubs- YR15, YR09, R59,
houses- BG11, YG91, YG93, YG95, E40, E81, E84, T2, T4, T5, E34, E35, E59, Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, E31, E33, E07, E09, E13, E17, C3
 

Happy Halloween...

Hey there!

I'm back with a second card for the Instagram challenge at Hello Bluebird to create a spooky night themed card using their stamps. This time around I wanted to see if I could stretch a few of my non-Halloween stamps and make them work within this theme. As I flipped through my binder I came across the Seaside Girls and this little gal, with the wind blowing through her hair, caught my eye. No difficult or tricky altering would be necessary, I could simply color her into long sleeves, leggings and boots and make her a sweet trick or treater. To help set that scene I grabbed the winding lane background stamp from the Storybook Friends set and added that in behind her. Then it was time to bring it all home with some of the accessory stamps from the Ghostly Greetings set and the Halloween Fun set. A nice, big sentiment from the Spooky Script set completed the transformation from summer beach babe to costumed cutie. :)

Ok, well I shall see you back here tomorrow with day one of TGF previews!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Seaside Girls, Storybook Friends, Ghostly Greetings, Halloween Fun and Spooky Script)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark watermark
Hero Arts white detail embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E49
clothes- YG01, YG03, YG95, YG99, Y35, YR04, YR18, E19, E84, E87, E89, E49, 100, W8, W10
bucket candy- Y04, Y17, R27, E27, YR07
jack o'lantern- YR15, YR68, YR09, E09, Y02, Y18, E84, E87
road- E31, E42, E43, E44
cat- C1, C2, C5, C7, C8, R000, R30, R22, V12, V15, V09
grass- G43, YG63, G94, G99
sky- YR30, BG70, BG72, BG18, BG78, BG99
leaves/trees- Y18, Y26, YR04, YR18, R35, R89, YR16, E09, E37, YG06, BG96, BG99, E27, E29