Saturday, August 17, 2019

You're invited to a wee little party!

Hello friends!

It's time for the August SN Vault release and because we are also celebrating Kelly's three year anniversary of owning 7 Kids we decided to go big... in a small way. To help us celebrate this milestone we have brought back all six of the Surprise Party Fairwees who were originally released in January of 2012. These smallest of the small inhabitants of Sweet November Land are the best party planners around and they have gone all out for this celebration! :)Fairwee Josie is putting the finishing touches of sparkling sugar and candy coated decorations on the yummiest looking platter of mini cupcakes that we have ever seen. While Mia is a wee little ball of energy zooming in and showering everyone with a burst of sparkling fairy dust and colorful confetti! Little Jilly is in charge of making sure the cake has just the right amount of glowing candles for each and every celebration.


Our tiny friend Emaline is toting a pile of pretty presents to the party, so proud of her wrapping and ribbon curling on each one. There is Fairwee Daphne swooping in, holding tight to a bunch of birthday balloons. She's so small that even the gentlest breeze could blow her right out of the party again! And what could be inside that gift with the pretty wrapping paper and big bow? "Surprise" it's Fairwee Piper popping out to wish you a very happy birthday, half-birthday or non-birthday! Let's just enjoy the sweet treats and play a party game or two because the fun is just beginning. :)

Because we are celebrating the store anniversary for the rest of the month this Vault will stay open until September 1st. But for today and tomorrow only we have a special bundle deal going that you won't want to miss!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Josie's Cupcake, Mia's Confetti and Jilly's Candle)
stamp- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Daphne's Balloons, Piper's Surprise and Emaline's Gifts)
stamp- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Drop you a line...

TGIF my friends! 

What with the TGF previews and getting ready for a couple of upcoming releases, I didn't have a lot of time to make a card for today. Luckily I've got a stack of Some Odd Girl images already colored from past coloring challenges that I've participated in. So all I had to do was grab this little mermaid resting on a fishing hook and color in a quick background of water for her to live in. The image is called Caught Mermaid but I like to think that she is just toying with whoever is on the other end of that line and she will slip away just before the hook is pulled from the water. ;)
Alrighty, time for work. But I will be back tomorrow with a special Vault release at 7 Kids so be sure to check that out! 
Laters!
Supply list:
cardstock- Catherine Pooler and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Caught Mermaid)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Papertrey Ink (stormy sea)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E02, E21, E13, R00, R20
lips- RV91, RV34
eyes- B21, B45, B97
hair- E53, E34, E27
tail- RV91, RV93, RV95, V91, V93, BV000, BV00, BV01
top- G43, YG95, YG97
hook- C1, C4, C6, E81, E84
shell- E40, E42, E44, RV91, BG10
water- BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

First I drink the coffee...


It’s the 15th, and the AUGUST Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. MINI-REMIX FRIEND is all about you and your girlfriends. I love how sweet and adorable these girls are. Next up, we showcased two new birthday-themed dies: one that says BIRTHDAY WISHES and one that says HAPPY BIRTHDAY. In the set called TO DO we featured some cute, adorable girls doing day-to-day activities. Not only is this set perfect for planners and calendars, but they also make some pretty amazing scene cards. Lastly, we introduced 3 big Anyas in a set called MISS ANYA COFFEE BREAK that is perfect for coffee/hot chocolate lovers and fantastic for all those fall cards.

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until AUGUST 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:
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
STEPHANIE
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.

Can I just take a moment to squeal over how cute this new Miss Anya is with her sassy, short hair do?! I love, love, LOVE her and hope we see even more characters sportin' cute pixies in the future... who's with me? Something about her had me imagining this girl as a stylish, young assistant working in some office coming back with the morning coffee for her and her boss. Then all I had to do was find the perfect sentiment to finish off the scene and I was done!

Alrighty friends, go enjoy the hop! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Coffee Break), Three Room Studio (Cubiculture), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E25, E27
glasses- B000, C1, C2
clothes- C00, C2, C3, C4, C6, C9, E81, E84, E31, R43, RV14, R37, R39, E50, E42, R05, R27, R89, W10
floor- W3, W5
wall- B91, B93
office furniture- E30, E31, E33, E34, E42, E43, E44, C0, C1, C2, C3, C7, T0, T4, T8, N3, N5, N8, 100, R14, R27, R59, R05, R29

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

At first sip...

Hey there!

We've made it to the final day of August previews for The Greeting Farm and have we got a fabulous set to wrap it all up with. Miss Anya Coffee Break includes three new lovely Miss Anyas, each with a tall cup of joe to keep her going throughout the day. Today I have paired up two of these caffeinated cuties to create a fun scene of friends spending time together, enjoying their favorite lattes.

Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more Miss Anya Coffee Break 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 August stamps and dies by participating in the blog hop!
 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Coffee Break), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl 1
hair-YR21, YR14, E99
clothes- RV02, RV04, RV09, RV69, RV99, E55, E57, E59
girl 2
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- Y00, Y02, Y15, Y18, BV20, Y19, YR04, YR09, BG15, BG18, B39, C1, C3, 0, E40, E42, E44, E47, E49
cups- C1, N3, G43, G46
sky- BG0000, B000, B00, B21, C00, C1
grass/trees- YG03, YG25, YG67
sidewalk/bridge- W1, W2, W3, W4, W5

Monday, August 12, 2019

Happy looks good on you...

 
Hi friends!

It's day three of the Greeting Farm's August release and we are introducing the To Do set which includes this sketch style little gal as she goes about her day taking care of all the household chores that fill our days. These quirky little stamps are perfect for planners and journals as well as fun cards like this one. For my card today I paired the To Do girls with girls from the Happy Travels set that was released in April. I thought it would be cute to have her daydreaming about getting away from her work-a-day world for a bit of r&r on a tropical vacation with the sun, sea and sand and a drink in her hand. To Do will be available for purchase on the 15th along with the other new stamps.

Now hop on over to the TGF blog to see all of the great chore themed projects from my fellow Farmers using the new To Do set. Then check back tomorrow for day four of previews. :)
 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (To Do and Happy Travels), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04, E93
hair- B16, 100
clothes- Y02, Y15, Y18, W2, W4, W6, W8
luggage- YR04, YR18, R43, R46, G20, BG11, BG45, BG49, YG03, YG25, YG17
garbage- C1, C4, C7, C10, C0, C2
ground- E42, E43, E44
broom- E55, YR23
sand- E30, E31, E33, E35
sea- BG11, BG45
sky- Y11, Y02
drink- YR04, RV14, G07, G29

A really small gang...

Good morning! 

When 7 Kids got in the new More Jungle Littles set from Hello Bluebird I had to add them to my cart immediately. All of the little critters in the set are super cute but it was the adorable meerkat that really sealed the deal. There is just something about meerkats, watching them hang out with each other, popping in and out of their burrows, that I just find totally endearing. So even though there is only one meerkat in the set I wanted to try my hand at creating a small gathering of them on my card through some selective inking.The two up front I only inked up the heads so that I could color the dirt in around them and create the appearance of them peeking out of the ground. Then I just masked them and added a few more behind them, wiping away the tail on two of them before stamping and then drawing in a new tail off to the opposite side on one to help change things up a bit more. Once I had them stamped it was time to create the background so I googled meerkat sunset photos and found this really cool one with a yellow sky that looked awesome but also scared me a bit to try. But since these are the challenges that make us better colorists, I took a deep breath and dove right into it. I am really pleased with the end result even though the dark cloud bank doesn't look near as fluffy as it does in the photo. And while in reality my meerkat gang being backlit like that would have been cast in silhouette I decided to take some artistic license with the scene and color them in like they are front lit. Who knows, maybe there is a wild life photographer using her flash there to capture them in front of that Sahara sunset. ;)

Have a great week everybody!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (More Jungle Littles), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark watermark
Hero Arts white detail embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
meerkats- E40, E31, E33, E35, E93, W5, W7, W8, 110 
sky- YR30, Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11, Y21, Y26, V000, V20, V22, V25, V28, 0
ground- E44, E47, E49, 110, 0

Saturday, August 10, 2019

It's someone's birthday...

Happy Saturday my friends!

I've got another Scenic Saturday post over on the Bellarific Blog today and this time around I thought it would be cool to show how fun and effective creating a monochromatic grey scale background can be. I started off by stamping and coloring the beautiful new Curvy Girl Baker on Copic X-Press It card stock. I knew that I wanted to create a kitchen for her to live in but I still wanted to keep most of the focus on her, so I grabbed a ruler and a handful of my lighter W Copics, W00 up to W3. Using the W3 and the ruler I proceeded to sketch in the cupboards and stove, then I used my lighter greys to add in simple shading to give the different kitchen elements just a touch of dimension. Now you've got a fun environment for her to call home but there is no denying that this Curvy Girl is the star of the show! Just like my last Scenic Saturday card, this is another great coloring technique to baby step your way into creating backgrounds using your markers and I hope you will give it a try. :)

Stay crafty!   

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories
stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Baker and Curvy Girl Eats Cake)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E08, E18
clothes- N0, N1, N3, 0, R35, R27, R59, R21, BG11, BG45, BG49
flower- R05, R27, R89, YG17, G29
spoon/spatula/rolling pin- C2, C4, W1, E21, E55, E57
cake- E50, Y32, E31, E34, R30, R21, R14, R24, R46, R89
background- W00, W0, W1, W2, W3