Friday, October 18, 2019

Tis the season to be spooky...

TGIF!

How about another parade of costumed critters today... only this time from Hello Bluebird? These adorable trick or treaters are from the Little Haunters set that was released last month and I just couldn't let Halloween come and go without getting them on a card. The sentiment that I colored into a sign post is also part of the set and it actually lead me in the direction of adding a spooky forest background for these cuties. Luckily they don't seem too concerned about taking this eerie detour... must be all that candy they are hopped up on, LOL!

See ya tomorrow for this month's SN Vault release!     
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Little Haunters)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark watermark
Hero Arts detail white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
bear- E53, E55, E57, E23, R30, C4, C6, C10, V12, V17, BV29, Y17, YR04, YR18
rabbit- E50, E41, E81, R30, 0, YR21, YR15, YR27, E84, E87, YG00, FYG2, C1, C4, V04, V06, V09
hedgie- E30, E42, E34, R30, E25, E29, N1, N3
fox- E50, E41, E81, R30, 0, YR12, YR24, YR27, E27, E29, B05, B37, B39, V12, V17, BV29, YG00, YG03, FYG2, Y02, Y13, Y17
sky- C00, C1, C3, C4
trees/background- W5, W6, W8, W10, YG03, BG96, BG99, E30, E31, E74, E79
sign- E43, E44, E47
pumpkins- Y02, Y18, YR15, YR18, E18

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Trick or Sweets...

Hello again!

I'm still having fun inking up Halloween stamps that I've added to my collection this year and today is all about the Spooktacular Friends set from My Favorite Things. These happy-go-lucky trick or treating critters look like they are dancing and skipping their way from house to house. I love that this set came with so many great scene builders as well to make that vision come to life. It was super easy to mask this all together in a way that pushed the house deep into the background and pulled the cuties close up to the front of the scene so that it looks like they will skip right out of view any moment now. :)

Creep it real, LOL! 
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- My Favorite Things (SY Spooktacular Friends)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
owl- N0, N1, N2, N3, N5, N6, N10, Y35, YR04, YR09, YR18
rabbit- E50, E41, E42, E81, E93, E30, E31, E33, R30, C0, C2, C4, V04, V05, V09
mouse- E40, E42, E93, E13, E15, E39, W4, W6, Y35, YR04, YR09, YR18, E84, E87, YG03, YG17, YG67
sky- BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV13, BV04, BV17, BV29, C1
grass/path- YG61, YG00, YG03, G43, YG63, G94, G99, E42, E43, E44, E47, BG99
tree- E57, E49, C1, C3
house- E34, E27, G85, YG95, YG99, W4, W5, W8, BV25, BV29, Y11, Y02
pumpkins- YR15, YR18, YR09, E18, E84, E87


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Octobers...

Good morning!

Some Odd Girl is celebrating Oddtober this month with all sorts of challenges, flash sales and other fun events. I've been so busy that this is the first day I've had free to play along in the celebration. All year long Kristy has been adding fun Zodiac digis that are free during their release month and when I grabbed Taurus back in May I knew right away that I wanted to transform her into a cute Oktoberfest girl. So the timing couldn't be more perfect when I saw that SOG is hosting a Zodiac Challenge in their Facebook group and it runs until the 27th. Originally this little gal has a set of Taurus horns on her head but I just used a cut up Post It note to block them both off before I ran my card stock through the printer, then I grabbed a Copic black multiliner pen to fill in the blank spaces with smooth hair to transform her into this Bavarian bar maid. I had a blast coloring her up in all these warm fall colors and even gave her a festive fair ground to inhabit with the help from the Fall Banner Buddies stamp set by Hello Bluebird and ribbon banners from Papertrey Ink. Now I kinda want to visit our nearest Oktoberfest and enjoy some yummy pretzels and brauts! LOL

Later gators!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Taurus)
stamps- October Afternoon (Fall Banner Buddies and Pumpkin Time), Papertrey Ink (Horray set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Papertrey Ink canyon clay, orange zest and bright buttercup
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R32
eyes- BG000, C1, B12, B34, B37
hair- YR30, E41, E53, E55
clothes- C0, C2, C4, YG01, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, Y13, YR04, YR18, R32, R37, R39, R89, W5, W8, 110, E34, E35, E57, E49
beer- YR31, YR23, YR24, E39, E50, E81, BG10, BG11
table- E31, E34, E25, E55
centerpiece- R22, R35, R39, YG21, Y35, YR14, YR18, E09, E84, E87, E23, E25, E27, YR15, R17, Y13, Y35
ground- E42, E43, E44, YR23, YR24
sky- B0000, B000, B00
trees- Y02, Y35, Y38, YR18, R14, R59

Monday, October 14, 2019

Merry Little Christmas...

It’s the 15th, and the OCTOBER RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, features the beautiful HOLIDAY ANYA 7 with a gingerbread man cookie and the sentiment Oh Snap. The 2nd set called LITTLE ELVES has an entire crew of worker elves getting all the toys ready in Santa's workshop. Next, we have THE MORE THE MERRIER with the cutest woodland animals celebrating the holidays in style. Lastly, we introduced two new large word dies: SANTA BABY and MERRY CHRISTMAS.
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home the entire release! You have until OCTOBER 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). We will announce the random winner later in the week.
**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:
 AMY
 ANITA 
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 these stamps and cutting dies HERE.

For my card today I wanted to play with the Little Elves set again and this time pair a few of the mini elves with the Sasquatch turned Yeti from the S'more Fun Add On digital set. I was inspired by the end of the classic Rudolph show where the Bumble comes back just in time to help them put the star on the top of the tree. Everything else on the card comes with the Little Elves set, even the sentiment!
Alrighty, I won't keep you any longer. Enjoy the hop and good luck!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (S'more Fun Add On digital set)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Elves)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rounded rectangle stax
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Nuvo crystal drops berry red
Copic markers:
yeti- B00, B21, B52, B45, C1, C3, W2, W4
skin- E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
skin- E23, E25, V17
hair 1- YR21, YR27, E39
clothes 1- RV02, RV06, RV09, YG00, YG03, YG17, 100
hair 2- C6, C10
clothes 2- V04, V06, V09, BG23, BG57, B39, 100
hair 3- E35, E57
clothes 3- YG03, YG25, YG67, Y04, Y18, Y26, 100
tree- G14, G07, G29, E74, C2, Y02, Y21, Y26, V04, V09, BG11, BG18, R27, R89, RV06, RV09
floor- E43, E44, E47, E49
wall- E50, E40, E41, R46, E23
gifts- R14, R27, R89, RV02, RV06, RV09, YG01, G14, G07
 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Merry Christmas/Santa baby...


Hi friends!

It's day four of the Greeting Farm's October release and we are introducing two fabulous new oversized sentiment dies to the store. Marie has applied her fabulous script handwriting to 'Santa Baby' and 'Merry Christmas' just in time for the holidays.I couldn't resist pairing the Santa Baby die with the classic Cheeky Xmas cutie for a sassy Christmas card. And for my Merry Christmas card I used more of the sweet Little Elves that are releasing tomorrow as well.

Now hop on over to the TGF blog to see all the inspiring cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Santa Baby and Merry Christmas dies. Then check back tomorrow for the release day blog hop and a chance to win the entire release!


Santa Baby supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
Yupo paper
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Xmas)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Brea Reese alcohol inks
The Greeting Farm Santa Baby die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Kaiser Craft gems
Memory Box small snowflakes stencil
white gesso
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
glitter thread
Copic markers:
skin E000, E21, E11, E04, R00, R20
eye shadow- YG00, YG91, YG93, YG95
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- E40, E50, E81, BV31, R35, R27, R59, R89, 100, W3, W4, W5 

Merry Christmas supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
paper- Doodlebug
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Little Elves)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
The Greeting Farm Merry Christmas die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Doodlebug sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
skin- E23, E25, V17
hair 1/4- C5, C9
hair 2- YR31, YR14, YR27
hair 3- E50, E55
hair 5- E34, E47
clothes- RV02, RV06, RV09, B00, BG45, BG49, G07, G29, Y11, Y21, Y18, V12, V15, V09, C0, C1, C2
train- R22, R27, R89, YG01, YG25, YG67, C1, C2, C3, C6, C10
smoke/background- W00, W0, W1, W3, B0000, 0


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Bone chilling fun...

Hey there!

I'm up on the Bellarific blog with another Scenic Saturday post and today we are getting a little spooky just in time for Halloween.  The new Grim Reaper Bundle girl totally cracks me up, I like to call her Baby Grimmy. Sure she may be a harbinger of death but when you are as cute as she is it is hard to be scared, LOL! When thinking about a scene for Baby Grimmy I went straight to the Little Bits Haunted House Outdoor Decorations set which gave me the tombstones for her graveyard and the friendly bats flying up above. She still needed a friend though so I pulled the ghosty from the Little Bits Mummy, Frankie and Ghosty set. I like to think Grimmy is visiting an old friend on Halloween night, though hopefully she isn't the reason Ghosty landed there in the first place! 
As for the night scene I colored them into, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to talk about the importance of shadows. Sure shadows can be spooky and perfect for Halloween but they are an important tool in your scene coloring tool box beyond just night scenes. By adding darker color beneath your characters and pulling it out and away from them in a chosen direction not only does this help ground them into the scene but it also reinforces the light source you have determined. Just make sure they pull out opposite that light source, for example... notice the bright full moon in the top right corner of my card, all of my shadows pull out to the left away from the moon. The longer and more exaggerated you make the shadows the more drama you add to your scene. I really hope this inspires you to have fun playing with light and shadow on your next card scene. 

Have a crafty weekend my friends!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Grim Reaper Bundle Girl, Little Bits Outdoor Decorations set and Little Bits Frankie, Mummy and Ghosty set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Simon Says Stamp Halloween sentiment strips
Copic markers:
baby grimmy- C00, C0, C1, C2, C4, W00, W1, W3
clothes- T5, T7, T10, 110, BV13, BV25, BV29
scythe- E44, E47, E49, C00, C1, C2, C4, C6
skull- W0, W3, E81, BV20 
ghosty- BG10, FBG2, FYG1, 0
tombstones- W1, W3, W5
bats- E31, E43, E44, E93, W4, W7, W10
background- G43, YG63, G94, G99, BG99
sky- BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV13, BV17, BV29
tree- 100

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The more the merrier...



Hi friends!

It's day three of the Greeting Farm's October release and today we are introducing a new set of Christmas critters called The More the Merrier. This set includes nine woodland animals along with a sentiment and a couple accessory stamps. For my card I wanted to give these cuties the no line treatment for a soft, illustrative feel. The door and wreath that are included in the set brought to mind a hobbit hole type dwelling so once I stamped and masked all of the characters in I colored the background into a snow covered underground home. :)

Now hop on over to the TGF blog to see all the merry Christmas cards from my fellow Farmers using the new The More the Merrier set. Then check back Monday for the fourth and final day of previews before the big release one the 15th.
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (The More the Merrier)
ink- Ink On Three no line, Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
deer- E21, E23, E25, E40, E93, R30, E49, E41, N2, N3, W1, W10, YG03, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, R14, R46, R59, R89
bear-