Friday, June 14, 2019

Find your paradise...

It’s the 15th, and the JUNE Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. We are so excited to introduce 4 new stamps this month! 
MINKIE #2 captures Minkie with more expressions and on more adventures. Next, we showed you Anya and Ian having a great time surfing, building sandcastles, and watching the sun set with BEACH DAY. Then, we brought you a fabulous sentiment set called YOU because we can always use more sentiments to go with our stamps. Finally, we showcased a new cutie called BEACH BABE ANYA, who's ready to hit the sand for some fun.
To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until JUNE 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:







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 card today I wanted to play with Beach Babe Anya once again. This time I paired her with one of the hunky Ians from the Aloha kit so they could be enjoying a beach party together. He even got to borrow a pair of shades from the Spectacular set to look extra cool. Then I added a fun Tiki bar to complete the fun scene. 
Alrighty then, time to go hop! :)
 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Beach Babe Anya, Aloha kit and Spectacular set), Newton's Nook (Paradise set), Avery Elle (Market set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
Ian hair- E35, E57, E49
Ian clothes/glasses- FBG2, B16, B18, B39, YG00, YG03, YG17, YR04, Y00
Anya hair- Y32, E95, E33, E35
Anya clothes/glasses- FRV1, RV14, RV25, RV02, RV04, RV66, RV69
beach ball- C0, C1, C2, Y00, Y02, Y18, FBG2, BG07
tiki bar- E40, E42, E43, E44, E49, E21, E23, E25, E71, YG21, YG25, YG95, Y11, Y08, YR65
drinks- E43, E84, E87, Y11, YR04
sky- B00, B01
sea- B01, B21, B24, B29, B97
sand- E30, E31, E33, E34, E44

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Salty hair...

Hey there!

Here we are at the fourth and final day of June previews for The Greeting Farm and we are certainly ending on a high note. Please wave hello to Beach Babe Anya! This new clear single finds Anya enjoying a day at the beach in her bikini and cool shades, anxious to get a game of beach ball going with her friends. I paired her with some beach themed background stamps from my stash to really help set the scene and I think she looks like she is quite enjoying her vacation, LOL!  

Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more Beach Babe Anya goodness from my fellow Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase tomorrow, as well as a chance to win all of the June stamp sets by participating in the blog hop!
 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Beach Babe Anya and Beach Day), Art Impressions (Beach Tryfolds set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E42, E43l E55
glasses/bikini- V04, V09, Y11, YR31, RV10, RV21, RV42
ball- C0, C2, RV00, RV02, RV13, RV14, Y35, YR04
sign- Y11, Y13, B41, B52, YG03, YG63, YR21, YR04, R22, R14, E42, E43, E74, E79
fence- E81, E84, 0
palm tree- E55, E57, E59, YG01, YG67, BG99
hedge- YG01, YG25, YG95, YG99
grass- YG01, G43, YG61
sky- BG000, BG01, BG53, C0
cabana- C1, C4, Y11, Y21, Y26, E81, E84, BG10, E34, E35, E37
sand- E30, E31, E33, E34
 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

You go...

 
Hi friends!

It's day 3 of the Greeting Farm's June release and we are introducing a new sentiments only set called You. I'm a big fan of sentiments on cards, in fact I would say 99.9% of the cards I make have a sentiment of some kind included on the front of the card. For me I enjoy how the perfect sentiment can help tie all of the other design elements together and really finish off a card perfectly. And this set is full of encouraging and uplifting sentiments in Marie's awesome script writing so I can see all sorts of different cards being made with it. Like this one I am sharing today combining two of the smaller sentiments in the set. I paired them with this super fan Minkie and bunting from the new Minkie #2 set for a fun, rah rah cheer you on type of card. :)

Now hop on over to the TGF blog to see all the inspiring cards from my fellow Farmers using the new You set, including two extras from me. Then check back tomorrow for day the fourth and final day of previews.
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (You set, Minkie #2 set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E34, E57, E59
clothes/bunting- R24, R39, R89, B05, B26, B99, C0, C2
sky- B0000, B000, B00, 0, C0, C1
grass- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, G94
posts- E4, E47

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Waves of fun...

Hello again!

It's day 2 of the June previews at The Greeting Farm and today introducing the new Beach Day set. As we find ourselves smack dab in summer time crafting, this set of fun loving kiddos are enjoying all sorts of beach activities. There are four main images, two couples and two individuals, as well as a bunch of great sentiments and a few little accessories included. I decided to share two cards today as I had a lot of fun coloring righteous waves for my two little surfers to hang 10 on. I think they look like they are having the time of their lives riding the barrel hoping they don't get caught in the pit and have a gnarly wipe out. ;)
 
Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more Beach Day fun from my fellow Farmers, plus a bonus card from me. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase on the 15th. See you back here tomorrow for day three!
Boy supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Beach Day set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts blue ombre
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint dauber
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- T5, T9
clothes- Y38, YR04, YR18, BG57
surfboard- Y04, Y21, Y26, R05, R08, R89
water- YG11, G12, BG34, BG10, BG11, B21, B24, B00, B000
sky- B21, B24, B26, B28
 
Girl supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Beach Day set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico clear blue
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint dauber
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E42, E43
clothes- Rv02, RV04, RV09, V04, FV2
surfboard- V04, V06, V09, YG00, YG03, YG17
water- BG000, B00, B01, BG02, BG05, B06, BG10, BG11, BG23
sky- B00, B12, B14


Monday, June 10, 2019

Aloha...

 
Hey there!

It's time to kick off previews for the June release at The Greeting Farm! If you fell in love with the quirky little Minkie character that was introduced last month then get ready to double the fun because today we are showcasing the new Minkie #2 set. Being on the small side these little stamps are perfect for planners and journals as well as a variety of cards. The set includes nine different Minkies that work great alone, together or mix and matched with the previous set. For my card today I was drawn to this sweet singing musician who looked to me like she was performing on a beach in Hawaii. I found a pretty paper in my stash that had that same vibe and then colored her into a serene ocean side sunset. I then grabbed some flowers to match and added the sentiment from the Aloha kit to finish this card off.

Be sure to check out the TGF blog to see all of the fun cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Minkie's #2 set as well as an extra card from me. Then check back tomorrow for day 2 of previews. :)
 Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
paper- Making Memories (Just Chillin' Girl)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Minkie #2, Sing It, Aloha kit)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Memory Box stitched wave border die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Prima flowers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Simon Says Stamp leaf die
Papertrey Ink big leaf die
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E23, E04, R00, R20
hair- T6, T7, T10, 110
guitar- YR23, YR24, E35, E37, E47, E49
flowers- Y02, Y19, RV63, RV66
sand/grass- E30, E31, E33, E34, E74, G99
sky- Y11, YR61, YR65, R81, R83
sea- Y000, Y00, YR61, BG10, BG01

More than unicorns...

Good morning! 

So I was enjoying a crafty day at my pal Tracey's last week and we thought it would be fun to pull out our sets of the Unicorn Tales stamps from Hello Bluebird and give them a play. We also both had new Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence to try out so Tracey encourages me to forego the colored background scene and go for some ink blending instead. I have yet to master the fabulous ink blends I see on so many cards out there so this made me a bit nervous, but it is good to shake things up now and then so I grabbed my blender brush and some pretty pink oxide inks and went for it. I gotta say, those blender brushes totally live up to their name... the results are SO much smoother than anything I've done with the old Time Holtz sponge blenders. Once that was done it was all about coloring and die cutting the rest of the elements for the card, heck, I even used vellum! LOL I actually had so much fun creating this that the next day when I sat down to make the Rabbit Hole mermaid card that I shared on Friday I pulled out my brushes and inks once again. Now this doesn't mean I'm abandoning my scene coloring by any means but it is nice to have something else to play with and keep things fresh, so thank you Tracey for dragging me out of my box, I can't wait for you to share your unicorns too! :) 

Have a great week everybody!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
vellum
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Unicorn Tales)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Tim Holtz distress oxide tattered rose, worn lipstick and abandoned coral
Hello Bluebird Unicorn Tales dies
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stitched clouds border die
Sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
bodies- E50, E81, 0, R30
horns/hooves- Y02, Y21, Y26, E37
mane/tail 1- G00, BG11, BG53
mane/tail 2- Y11, Y21, V20
mane/tail 3- R30, R02, R32, R14
mane/tail 4- G20, YG11, YG41

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Something sweet...

Hello!

I'm back today with another Scenic Saturday card for the Bellarific Blog. Rising temps and rising lake levels mean summer has arrived in my neck of the woods so I decided to pull out my Little Bits collection and put together a fun summer time beachy scene. This cutie from the Ice Cream and Lemonade set caught my eye, mostly because that triple scoop waffle cone was looking quite delish, LOL! So I did a bit of masking, stamping the ice cream cone first, masking it, then stamping the bathing beauty over top so that when I pulled the mask away she was now enjoying that frozen treat. I also borrowed some scene building accessory stamps from the Sandcastle set and the sand dunes from the Umbrella set to complete this sweet scene. I don't know about you but summer time cards are some of my favorite to make, I just love all the bright, fun colors and the variety of scenes that your characters can be living in. Today we went to the beach, who knows where the stamps will take us next time!

Stay crafty my friends! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Stamping Bella (Little Bits Ice Cream and Lemonade. Little Bits Sandcastle, Little Bits Umbrella), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink hawaiian shores
My Favorite Things stitched mod rectangle stax
Doodlebug sequins
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, YR31, E33
swimsuit- BG13, G16, BG49
ice cream cone- R21, R22, R35, Y00, Y11, Y21, YR21, YR16, YR68, E55, E34, E44
sand/sea- E30, E31, E33, E34, BG10, BG11, BG53, BG57
sun/sky- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11, Y13, BG000, BG01
sand dollar- E81, W2, W4
star fish- YR21, YR04, YR27