Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Mystery Box blog hop day 3!

 

This week we have a special release we are showcasing at The Greeting Farm! Twice this year, we released Mystery Boxes. Both of the boxes contained 5 new stamps, along with stickers and enamel pins and a few other extra goodies. We had a lot of amazing feedback, but we also had many who missed out on the special boxes. 

Our awesome customers asked and pleaded for the stamps to be released individually at a later time. Well, we are happy to announce that those pleas were heard, and this month is your chance to grab these exclusive cuties!! All 10 Mystery Box stamps will be released in The Greeting Farm Store at 12am EST on December 15th!!

To celebrate this fabulous release, we are doing something a little different. We are having 5 days of BLOG HOPS showcasing two stamps on each day. In addition, we will be picking 5 WINNERS total...one from each day of comments! Each person picked will win the two sets featured on the day they won. All winners will be announced on the December 15th New Release Blog Post so you will know what you won on the day the release goes live.

Comment daily on each DT post linked below then go back to the TGF post letting us know you completed the hop. On Sunday, one winner from each day of comments will be selected to win the two stamp sets featured on that specific day.



The first of the two sets we are showcasing today is Lettered. This small set of six sentiments in Marie's lovely handwritten script are perfect with so many of the TGF characters already in your stamp stash. To show as many of them as I could I decided to make a coordinating small note set pairing four of the sentiments with various Minkies. I kept the design clean and simple, repeating it on each of the four note cards in four different color schemes. 

We also have the new Aquarina mermaid to share today and I LOVE her! Growing this collection of lovely TGF mermaids makes me a very happy stamper because I totally believe one can never have too many mermaids, LOL! I challenged myself to make Aquarina more seasonal and work on a winter card so I paired this beauty with the penguins and sentiment from the older Let It Snow set to help transform her into an ice queen mermaid. I wanted her to look icy too so I kept the colors on her very light and translucent. I gotta say that I'm kind of in love with how this came together. ;)

Lettered supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Lettered, Minkie 1 and Minkie 2), Taylored Expressions (scribble circle)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico pink flamingo, glass slipper, lime light and sunny day
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
washi tape
Doodlebug sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
best wishes hair- E30, E31, E34, E25
best wishes clothes- G000, G00, BG34, BG70, BG93
smile hair- YR21, E97, E99
smile clothes- Y11, Y02, Y18, BV01, R30
kitty- T0, T2, T4, T8, 100
love you hair- Y32, E33, E35
love you clothes- RV02, RV13, RV04, RV09
thank you hair- N4, N7, N10
thank you clothes- YG00, YG03, YG93, YG95

Aquarina supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Aquarina and Let It Snow)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BG10, YR30, V22, V25, V28
tail- B60, V20, V22, YR30, BG10, BG70
hair adornment/top- BG70, BG72, BG53, BG93, BG99, BG78
penguins- N0, N2, N5, N7, N10, 0, Y21, YR31, YR24
background- BV000, BV02, BV04, BV17, BV08, BV29

Monday, December 9, 2019

Mystery Box blog hop day 2!

 
This week we have a special release we are showcasing at The Greeting Farm! Twice this year, we released Mystery Boxes. Both of the boxes contained 5 new stamps, along with stickers and enamel pins and a few other extra goodies. We had a lot of amazing feedback, but we also had many who missed out on the special boxes. 

Our awesome customers asked and pleaded for the stamps to be released individually at a later time. Well, we are happy to announce that those pleas were heard, and this month is your chance to grab these exclusive cuties!! All 10 Mystery Box stamps will be released in The Greeting Farm Store at 12am EST on December 15th!!

To celebrate this fabulous release, we are doing something a little different. We are having 5 days of BLOG HOPS showcasing two stamps on each day. In addition, we will be picking 5 WINNERS total...one from each day of comments! Each person picked will win the two sets featured on the day they won. All winners will be announced on the December 15th New Release Blog Post so you will know what you won on the day the release goes live.

Comment daily on each DT post linked below then go back to the TGF post letting us know you completed the hop. On Sunday, one winner from each day of comments will be selected to win the two stamp sets featured on that specific day.

BLOG HOP LIST!
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
ROSIE

STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG

The first of the two sets we are showcasing today is Cute Kitties. This set is full of playful kittens, fun sentiments and accessories that you can mix and match together. Being the crazy cat lady that I am I can definitely see this set getting showcased more in the future!
We also have the new Bubbles Anya to share today. This summer sweetie takes me back to my childhood and the fun and excitement that came with getting those little bottles of bubbles... do they even still sell those anymore?
Cute Kitties supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Doodlebug (Smitten Kitten)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Cute Kitties)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Papertrey Ink extra large scallop die
Doodlebug sprinkles
Copic markers:
kitty 1- E40, E42, E43, E31, E33, E93, E04, W00, W1, W3, W5, W8
kitty 2- E50, E41, E53, E93, E04, 0, YR14, YR27, E99
sky- BG0000, BG000, B00, C00, C1, 0
ground- E41, E43, YG03, YG25, YG17, G94, G99
 
Bubbles Anya supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Bubbles Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
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, R21
hair- E21, E23, E57, E49
clothes- B93, B97, B99, E40, W2, Y11, Y18, YG03, YG17, RV13, RV14
bottle- BG11, BG53, BG18, YG01, YG03
bubbles- BG10, B63, RV52, Y11, BV02
background- E42, E43, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67
sky- B0000, B000, B00, C0, C1, 0
 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

It's a special TGF release hop!


Hi friends!

It's day one of the Greeting Farm's December release and this month we are doing things a bit different. Because it's the end of the year we are releasing all of the stamps that were only previously available from purchasing the Greeting Farm's Mystery Box Kits. Each day this week we will be featuring two of the Mystery Box stamp sets and doing a mini blog hop to showcase them. At the end of the week on the 15th, when the stamps release, winners will be announced for each day of the hop... that's FIVE winners! Each winner will receive the two stamp sets that were featured on the day their winning comment was pulled from. Comment daily on each DT post linked below then go back to the TGF blog to let us know you completed the hop. On Sunday, one winner from each day of comments will be selected to win the two stamp sets featured on that specific day.

BLOG HOP LIST!
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
ROSIE

STEPHANIE

First up today is the Happy Hats set! This set is full of adorable minis, each one wearing a different critter hat. By masking and stamping each one behind a snow fort wall I was able to hide their warmer weather outfits and easily turn each of these kiddos into winter cuties.

Next we have Cheeky Tat, how sassy and sweet is she?! Something about her had me reaching for Valentine's themed papers and goodies and as soon as I saw that "what's shakin'?" sentiment I knew I had a winner. I just love how it ties back to the milkshake she is sipping on. I just love that we are getting more Cheekies these days, they are so much fun!

Happy Hats supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Doodlebug (Winter Wonderland)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Happy Hats)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Doodlebug Winter Wonderland chit chat
Doodlebug Winter Wonderland sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
kid 1 hair- E31, E35, E57, E47
kid 1 clothes- E40, E43, BV31, W2, 0, RV10, RV13, V04, V06, V09
kid 2 hair- E50, E51, E41, E43
kid 2 clothes- C0, C1, C2, BV31, C5, C7, C10, 0, YR23, YR27, B04, B18, B39
kid 3 hair- T3, T6, T9
kid 3 clothes- N0, N2, N4, N9, BV31, W4, RV10, RV13, RV09
kid 4 hair- YR24, YR27, E39, E29
kid 4 clothes- W0, W2, BV31, E43, RV10, RV13, BV02, BV04, BV08
background- G0000, G000, G00, BG32, G16, BG49, C0, C2, 0

Cheeky Tat supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Sweet Things)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Tat)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and angel pink
Memory Box stitched wave border die
Doodlebug glitter sprinkles
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, R21
hair- E50, E51, E43, E44
eyes- BG32, BG18
clothes- RV25, RV29, R59, RV10, RV13, RV04, RV09, RV99, N4, N8, 100, C00, C2, C4
milkshake- G00, RV10, E50, BV20, RV29
shadow- W0, W3, W4, W7

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The hap-hap-happiest Christmas...

Hello friends!

It's time for another Scenic Saturday card over on the Stamping Bella blog and since the beautiful Winter Window background stamp set is this month's stamp and die of the month I couldn't wait to pair the larger of the two windows with the fabulous new Curvy Girl and her Tree. When you've got two large sized stamps like this it can feel tricky getting them both on a standard A2 sized card without the whole scene feeling cramped and cluttered. It's times like these when you want to remind yourself that it is ok to shift your stamps to one side or the other and let part of the image be cut off by the edge of your card stock. There is no rule that says you have to see the entire image on every card that you make. Think of it like taking a photo at a party, just because you don't see part of a table or only half a window in your pic, your mind knows that the table has two more legs and the window has curtains hanging beside it, it fills in that missing information. So when it came time to stamp I made sure that part of Curvy Girl's tree was off the right side of the card and the window lost just a bit off the left. This gave them both more room to breath in the overall card design yet they still come together nicely to create a warm and cozy Christmas scene. All I had to do after that was add one of the great sentiments from the Holiday Fun Sentiment set and this card totally makes the nice list. LOL!  
 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stam ping Bella (Curvy Girl and her Tree, Winter Window and Holiday Fun Sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, Y32, E34
dress- R32, R35, R59
mistletoe- G24, G85, G99, G20
carpet/base board- E50, E81, BV31, E42, E43, E44
wall- R22, R24, R29, R59
curtains- E40, E41, W00, W2, C0, C2, C5, C8
window scene- B14, B97, B99, BV29, BG70, B91, B12
trees- E84, E89, G43, G94, G99, BG99
ornaments- RV04, RV09, RV99, Y02, Y18, Y26, YG00, YG03, YG67, BG11, BG02, BG07, V04, V05, V09, C0, C2, C5, C8
 

Friday, December 6, 2019

By your side...


TGIF my friends!

I'm wrapping up this work week with one more card for Purple Onion Designs and another reminder that the annual 2 week long holiday sale still has a little over a week left. The entire store is 25% OFF and there is no code needed as all of the prices have already been adjusted. Today is take two with the Frozen Pond background from the recent Pine Cone Trail release and this time I have paired it with a couple of the adorable critters that came out at the same time. This time around the scene is a bright, crisp winter day with Arthur, the polar bear and Wren, the winter bird enjoying a bit of ice fishing together. To help convey that change of scenery I went with a completely different color palette from my first Frozen Pond card, very clean and crisp with pops of jewel tones. You may also notice that I snipped the bucket of fish off of the Arthur stamp to create two separate stamps, giving me more versatility on who I can pair this bucket with next... yep, I've already stamped the next card up LOL! 

Ok, be sure to head on over to Purple Onion Designs and fall in love with all the great stamps they offer while you can still get them at a really great deal! ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Frozen Pond, Arthur and Wren), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
polar bear- E40, E41, E81, BV31, W2, R30, 0
hat/scarf/mittens- B91, B34, B37, R14, R08, E19, G17, BG93, BG96, E40, E81
bird- E40, E41, BV31, W2, R30, 0, E21, E23, E25, E29, YR31, YR23, YR24, Y11
hat- R14, R08, E19, G17, BG93, BG96, E40, E81
net- W4, W5
fish/bucket-  C3, C5, B91, G02, G14, G19
trees- G16, G19, G29
bench/fishing pole- E55, E25, E57, E59
sky/snow/ice- BG10, BG11, BG53, C00, C1, C2, BG90, BG70, BG72, BG75

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Happy Holidays...

Mornin' friends!

I've got a pretty full to-do list today so very quickly I've got another one of the Christmas Fairies that I colored Live during the recent release celebration at 7 Kids. Miss Holly has gotten a retro glam makeover with her pretty teal and silver ensemble. She definitely brings to mind those artificial plastic trees from the 50's that came in all sorts of funky colors full of sparkle and shine. And the platinum blonde hair sure hints at classic Marilyn as well. I was happy to find this sentiment in my collection to pair with Holly because the font had that same retro vibe that is going on in the rest of the card, which helped pull the whole design together. I'm tellin' ya, these fairies are full of Christmas magic!

Toodles!   
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Sweet November (Holly Fairy)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Papertrey Ink pure poppy
Lawn Fawn scalloped die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic Spica red glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

I believe...

Hey there!

Just a quick post from me today as I will be heading into town soon. I took advantage of the Cyber Monday deal currently going on at Mo's Digital Pencil and got a few of the cuties off my wish list. These two adorable little gals were at the top of my list, the one on the left is called Night Night and the one on the right is Cookies and Milk. My original plan wasn't pairing them together but when I was moving them around getting them ready to print I accidentally overlapped them a bit and that's when inspiration struck. I immediately saw them as two sisters trying to stay up late and watch for Santa on Christmas Eve. So I colored them into festive Christmas pajamas and gave them a simple room corner to live in then found just the right sentiment to help tell the story. I can't help it, they just make me smile!

Alrighty, I'm outta here. Have a great day! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Mo's Digital Pencil (Night Night and Cookie and Milk)
stamp- Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Versamark watermark
Hero Arts detail white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E15
girl 1 hair- E30, E31, E55, E25
girl 2 hair- E55, E25, E49
pajamas- E50, E81, BV20, R20, R22, E27, R59, YG25, YG67, G99
floor/floorboard- E40, W00, E42, E43, E44, E47
cookie- E30, E31, E33, E35, E59
milk- BG10, BG11, E50, 0
walls- R32, R14, R17, E19, E18