Saturday, February 22, 2020

Thank you...

Hello and good morning!

I'm here with another Scenic Saturday on the Stamping Bella blog and this week is all about the new Edgar and Molly Vintage sets that were released last month. Ever since these were released I have been dying to mix and match the different sets together to see how many vintage inspired scenes I could come up with. For this first card I pulled stamps from four of the sets, Vintage Bench, Vintage Flower, Vintage Mushroom and Vintage Farm Birds to create a quaint scene of this boy and girl herding a gaggle of geese with some help from their trusty dog. By stamping the boy and dog first, then masking them I was able stamp the geese three times across the card front creating the illusion that there are a lot more geese than what comes on the original stamp. Then I masked a few of the geese before adding in the little girl so that once all the masks were removed she appears to be on one side of the parade while the boy is on the other. All they needed after that was a lovely spring day with a sunlit lane to be marching down. The sentiment I used actually comes with Oddball Bouquet but I thought it paired quite nicely with this sweet scene as the kids are helping the geese along their way. I can already tell you now that this won't be the last of the Edgar and Molly cards you see from me as I still have so many ideas I can't wait to try with them. :)

I hope your weekend is a crafty one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Edgar and Molly Vintage Bench set, Edgar and Molly Vintage Flower set, Edgar and Molly Vintage Mushroom set, Edgar and Molly Vintage Farm Birds and Oddball Bouquet), Art Impressions (covered bridge)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl hair- YR21, YR27, E99, E39
girl clothes- W00, E81, Y02, Y15, Y26, E39, Y18, YG03
boy hair- Y32, E31, E33, E35
boy clothes- B21, B23, B97, E21, E23, E25, E57, E49, E81
geese- E40, E81, T2, T3, T5, YR15, YR18
dog- E30, E31, E33, W2, W5, W6, W9, R43, R46, R89
sky/water- B000, B00, B42, 0, B95
covered bridge- N0, N2, N5, N8, N10, E44, E47, W2, W5, W7
path- E30, E31, E42, E43, E44
grass/trees- YG21, YG03, YG67, G43, G94
flowers- B24, B26, BV08

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Bean there for me...

TGIF my friends!

It's my turn to post on the TGF blog today and I couldn't wait to share a couple of the new Front and Back Anyas that were recently on pre-order and should be releasing very soon. For this fun coffee shop scene I paired the back of Coffee Anya FB and the front of Cupcake Anya FB and through a bit of masking was able to make it look like a barista serving her favorite morning customer. I am just so in love with the interactions you can create between the characters now and all the new scene making possibilities these backside Anyas provide... my head is already spinning with future card ideas. I really hope that these three initial Front and Back sets aren't the last we see! If you missed out on the pre-order I believe any extra sets will go up in the store but the numbers will be super limited so keep your eyes peeled. ;)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Coffee Anya FB and Cupcake Anya FB), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
coffee anya hair- E50, E41, E43, E55
coffee anya clothes- B93, B95, B97, V22, V25, V28, BV29, W7, W10, E34, E35, E57, E59, E81, E84
cupcake anya hair- YR21, YR14, E99, E59
cupcake anya clothes- BG02, BG45, BG09, C1, C3, RV14
coffee cups- C1, C3, E81, E43, E44, E47
cupcakes- E50, E21, E33, RV10, RV21, RV14, N5, N10
background- T2, T3, T6, E23, E57, E49, G40, G43, G46, BG99, T3, T6, T9, W1, W2, W4, W6 

The Hard Stuff Can Wait...

Hello, hello!

What can I say... sometimes when the rain is falling it can be mighty tempting to just stay in bed where it is warm and cozy. At least this little bunny from the All Tucked In set seems to think so, LOL! By now it can't be a secret that I am a total sucker for cute stamp sets that include all sorts of accessories for scene building and this Stacey Yacula set from My Favorite Things checked all the boxes for me. Not only do they all work great together but I then get so many ideas on how I can mix and match them in with other stamps in my collection and I get excited all over again. Yes, yes, I'm a total stamping nerd and I own it! Anywho, even though most of the cards I've seen using this set take it in a more boyish direction I wanted to pretty up the room with all sorts of fun feminine prints and colors. The rainy window was inspired by the super talented Sandy Allnock and it was the perfect finishing touch for the story I wanted to tell with this card. Now if only I didn't have so much to get done today, I just might cozy back up myself. Alas, the to-do list is long and there never seem to be enough hours in the day. ;)

Later gators!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- My Favorite Things (SY All Tucked In)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
bunny- E50, E41, E42, 0, R30
pajamas/slippers- RV52, RV55, RV66, YG03
teddy- E53, E55, E57, E93
piglet- RV10, RV11, RV13, RV25, RV29, R89
kitty- Y32, YR12, YR14, E39, E50, E41
floor- W1, W2, W3, W4
walls- RV00, RV52, RV63, RV93
bed frame/nightstand/window frame- E81, E84, W0, W6, Y21, Y26, Y28
pictures- E74, E77, E79, W10, B23, B37, BV29, B00, B21, B23, YG03, YG63, C1, C3, RV55
fish bowl- Y02, YR04, YR09, E19, B00, B21, B23, C1, C3
books- V12, V15, V17, Y11, Y15, Y26, YG03, YG67, E81
bedding- B000, B41, B52, B14, E50, E41, W3, RV52, RV55, RV66, Y11, Y15, Y21, Y26, YG03, G43
window scene- B000, B00, B21, YG00, YG03, BV00, 0, C3, C4 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A lovely day...

Hey there!

So I recently stumbled across a new-to-me company called, Felicity Jane, and each month they release a new scrapbooking/card making kit named after a girl. That girl is also available as a stamp and as soon as I saw them I knew I wanted them all! I got the ones I could but I'm kinda bummed there were a lot of sold out or discontinued ones that I guess I will have to try and hunt down through the secondary market. Anywho... the reason why they struck such a cord with me is that they take me back to my childhood days and one of THE BEST Christmas presents that I ever got. It was called Fashion Plates and it had hard plastic pieces of various heads, torsos and legs that you could mix and match together then place a sheet of paper over and rub a black crayon across to create your own unique fashion girl to then color. Oh man, I spent hours and hours creating and coloring with that thing and these pretty gals totally remind me of my beloved Fashion Plates. Now I want to spend hours and hours coloring these stamps, I guess some things never really change LOL!
The first girl to get inked up was Megan because she looked very spring like with her basket of flowers and pretty day dress. I paired her with the Summer Cottage background stamp from Whimsy Stamps and I gotta say, it is a match made in stampy heaven. Doesn't Megan look right at home on that garden path? I did have to extend the background scene down to the bottom of the card but that was easy as all I had to do was color in more grass and stone path, otherwise having that stamp made for a very quick and easy background, which is always awesome! I don't know about you but I would certainly like to visit this idyllic cottage on a sunny spring day. :)

Alrighty, I'm off. Have a good one my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Felicity Jane (Megan Girl), Whimsy Stamps (Summer Cottage) and Papertrey Ink sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
Papertrey Ink Noted Scallop die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20. RV23
eyes- B14
hair- E53, E55, E57, E49
clothes- B60, BV31, BV13, C1, C3, BV17, B63, B66, BV29, N2, N5
basket- YR23, E33, E39
sky/water- B0000, B00, B21, B14
grass- YG00, G21, G43, G94
house- W0, W1, W3, E30, E31, E34, E42, E43, E44, E15, E17, B91, B93, Y00
flowers- RV52, RV23, RV25, BV02, BV04, BV17, Y11, Y15, Y17, RV63, V15, V17
trees/bushes- BG93, YG95, G99, G94, YG99, BG99, YG00, YG03, YG63, G94, YG25, YG67, BG99
path- W2, W4, W6, E43

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Easter's on its way...


Lot's to do today so just a quick post to share. I've been waiting to ink up these sweet Balloon Bunnies from Whimsy Stamps for almost a year now and with Easter finally approaching it gave me an idea for what kind of card to make with them. I wanted to color them into a scene flying high above the clouds as they each make their way to a different location where they will help welcome in the Easter celebration. I can just imagine looking up into the sky and seeing all of the new little Easter bunnies sailing out into the world on a gentle spring breeze and that makes me smile.  :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Whimsy (Bunny Balloons and Bunny Balloons 2), Echo Park (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic opaque white
Copic markers:
cloudy sky- Y0000, YR30, YR0000, YR000, R0000, R00, R30, BV0000, B60, B63, B66, BV20, BV23, 0
bunnies- E50, E41, E43, BV31, E31, E55, W4, W6, E93
balloons- R20, R21, R22, R24, RV21, RV42, YG0000, YG00, YG11, YG03, BG10, BG11, BG45, Y00, Y11, Y21, V000, V01, V04, V06, Y000, YR30

Monday, February 17, 2020

Part of my pack...

Good morning!

7 Kids is hosting its first Instagram Hop today as a way to introduce the new team. The hop starts at 10 am PST and to participate all you have to do is visit each team members Instagram account and leave a comment on their post. When you're finished head to 7 Kids' Instagram account and leave a comment on their post that you completed the Hop! You have until 2pm MTN on Wednesday Feb 19th to comment. One random winner will win a $20 gift card to the store! 

All of the cards today are featuring the new Puppy Love digi release from Sweet November so I figured this was the perfect time to share one that I colored during the release Lives at the beginning of the month. This darling duo is Coco and Pebble and I colored them heading off to the dog park for a fun filled day. So many great suggestions came in during the Live, like the camo print and adding a little coat to the pup... it's those interactions that really make doing the Lives so much fun. :)

Alrighty, I'll have a full list of the hop participants up on my Instagram @amyyoungforever in a few hours when the hop starts. Have fun and good luck!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Sweet November (Coco and Pebble)
stamp- Honeybee Stamps (Friends Furever set)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep track of the colors but you can see the video here

Friday, February 14, 2020

My Favorite Peeps...

It’s the 15th, and the FEBRUARY 2020 RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set called FLOWER FIELDS is a gorgeous stamp set full of various floral stamps to create an amazing background or scene. Next, we have a stunning mermaid with beautiful flowing hair and a gorgeous tail named JELLIA MERMAID. Then, we introduced you to an awesome set called HELLO EASTER featuring 6 characters, 2 sentiments, and a bunch of adorable accessories. Lastly, we showcased a new cutting die called HELLO SPRING. 
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home the entire release! You have until FEBRUARY 18th, 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). We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.
**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:
This is a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase the new products HERE.

Once again I grabbed the adorable Happy Easter set and paired up the two gals with the Peeps bunny and chick marshmallow treats. I stamped a few extra Peeps above them and colored in a kitchen counter for them to sit on. All the colors I used were pulled from the playful Doodlebug papers so the entire card coordinated. A few fun embellishments and this sweet Easter card was done!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Doodlebug
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Happy Easter), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stitched scalloped square
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Doodlebug jellybean Sprinkles
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Smooch silver
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl 1 hair- E23, E25, E29, E49
girl 1 clothes- BG11, BG53, BG07, E81, E84, 0, V15, V17
girl 2 hair- E50, E42, E53, E55
girl 2 clothes- YG21, YG03, YG17, RV06, RV09
peeps- RV00, RV52, RV34, Y00, Y04, Y15, Y18, BV20
background- W1, W3, E41, E42, E43, E44, YG21, YG03