Monday, July 13, 2020

Good vibes only...

 
 




Hey there!
 
Are you ready for the fourth and final day of the Greeting Farm's July release previews? We are wrapping things up with two new digital stamp sets that are all about summer fun, Poolside and Poolside Peeps. The Poolside set comes with more scene building images than I can list here as well as a few kids who are ready to enjoy any wet and wild scenes that you can come up with... all from a cool 'bird's eye view' vantage point. The Poolside Peeps adds three more girls and three more boys to really fill out your pool parties. The mixing and matching possibilities range from floating in the pool to sunbathing to enjoying a barbecue cookout and so much more. 

My first card finds a cute couple taking a quiet moment to rest and relax on a hot afternoon. The palm trees are overhead shading the patio just a bit from the mid day sun. Phones and flip flops have been left at the pool's edge as these two while away the hours on their inflatable floaties. I just hope they have plenty of sunscreen on!

 


My second slimline card finds three besties sunbathing poolside during their resort vacation. Who has time for a dip in the pool when there are drinks and pool boys to enjoy? ;)
 
Ok, so be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see the fab cards that my fellow Farmers have created using the Poolside and Poolside Peeps sets. And I will see you tomorrow for the official blog hop and a chance for some lucky individual to win the entire July release!  :)



Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Poolside and Poolside Peeps)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Pool Party and Beach Day)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico clear blue
Ranger glossy accents
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers

Sunday, July 12, 2020

You're my favorite...

 
Hey there!

We are back with day three of the Greeting Farm's July release and today we are introducing the newest addition to the popular mini couples sets called, So This is Love. This clear set includes five sweet and loving couples and two coordinating sentiments. I inked up three of the couples to create a sort of 'day in the life' slide show using this film strip die as the decorative element that pulls them all together. It was fun creating different scenarios for each of the still shots and I really like the rom/com vibe of this card.  

Be sure to check out the TGF blog to see all of the darling cards from my fellow Farmers using the new So This is Love set. Then come back tomorrow for the final day of previews before the release on the 15th. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (So This is Love)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Whimsy Stamps slimline film strip die
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
boy hair- E23, E57, E79
girl hair- YR21, YR24, YR27, E99
clothes- BG01, BG53, BG78, E81, E43, E84, C0, C2, Y11, Y21, Y26, W6, W9
top background- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG63, G94, BG000, BG01, BG02
middle background- T1, T2, T3, T5, T7, T8, BG53, BG07, BG09, B39, 110, R35, R39, R89
bottom background- C0, C1, C2, E81, E43, E84, E87, Y11, Y21, Y26
cat- N2, N4, N5, N6, R30

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Let's play...





Hello, hello!
 
It's day two of the Greeting Farm's July release and we are introducing the crazy cute Furmaids set to the line up. If you are a fan of our furry friends and always thought that mermaids should get to enjoy their company too then this set is for you. Whether you are team cat or team dog, this set has you covered. Not only do you get the three merkitties and two merpuppies, it also comes with three sentiments and a handful of small accessory images to help build your scenes. 

For my cards I couldn't resist breaking into my brand new Mermaids Galore kit and give these Furmaids a bestie to play with. I mean, if I can be a 'crazy cat lady' on land why can't this lovely mermaid be a 'crazy cat lady' beneath the waves? ;)   
 

And this sweet mermaid is all about spoiling her playful pups with a trip to the coral reef dog park where they can dig in the sand and race through the tall kelp in a game of hide and seek. :)

Now hop on over to the TGF blog to see all the crazy cute cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Furmaids set. Then I will see you Monday for day 3 of sneak peeks!  :)
merkitties supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Furmaids set and Mermaids Galore kit)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E51, E33
tail- V01, V04, V15, V09, BG01
top- E81, E84
top kitty- RV10, RV21, RV34, V01, V12, V15, V17, V04, V06, V09, BG32
left kitty- BG11, BG23, BG07, YG01, YG03, YG17, BG99, YG00, YG05, G07, Y02, Y08
right kitty- G000, G00, G02, YR00, YR01, YR20, YR14, YR18, YR02, YR04, R20, RV42
fish- C00, C2, C3, Y02, Y17, C9
water- BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05 

merpuppies supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Furmaids set and Mermaids Galore kit)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico clear blue
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:

skin- E00, E21, E23, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV23, BV25, BV29
tail- B02, B05, B16, B01, V01, V15
top/flower- E81, RV02, RV23, RV25
left puppy- RV10, RV13, RV14, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y26, RV29, RV42, Y35, Y38
right puppy- RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66, RV69, BG11, BG32, BG34, BG49, YG01, RV42
kelp- YG03, YG95, YG99
starfish- Y35, YR04, YR18
background- E30, E31, E33, BG000, B00, BG01

Cats rule...

Hello friends! 

Back in February Sweet November Stamps released the Puppy Love kiddos at 7 Kids and they proved to be quite popular. Almost immediately though we started getting requests from all the cat lovers out there that we needed to see some love of the feline persuasion too. Being a 'crazy cat lady' myself I wholeheartedly agreed, so over the next few weeks we will be releasing six Cats Rule kiddos to the Sweet November line up.

First up is sweet Keisha with her big ol' cat Theo. There is nothing that makes Theo purrr louder than a good belly rubs session and Keisha loves to oblige. Pampering her kitty so much every day with treats and Fancy Feast may have made him lose some of that natural feline agility but Theo insists that he's not fat, he's fluffy!  
Next we have cutie DeShaun with his Munchkin, Queenie. Queenie lives up to her name and is only interested in showing affection on her terms. But that doesn't keep DeShaun from trying to give her plenty of love and cuddles. And while she may act like she doesn't enjoy the attention she always winds up curled up close to her favorite boy purring like a kitten.    

Now be sure to go check out the Friends of Sweet November Stamps group on Facebook for even more Cats Rule inspiration from Melissa, Tee and our two fabulous guest designers Lorraine Aikens and Sue Hastead!   
You can also find us on Instagram @sweetnovemberstamps and don't forget to use the #sweetnovemberstamps any time you share a card or project using SN images so we can see all of your beautiful makes! 


I will be coloring Live on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page today at 11am PST so I hope to see you there. :)  
Keisha supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Keisha and Theo)
stamps- My Favorite Things (sentiment)

ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

skin- E21, E33, E25, V17
hair- YR23, YR24, E35, E47, E49
eyes- E33, E57, E59, E79, BG000
clothes- RV10, RV02, RV23, RV34, V12, V15, V17, V09
theo- E40, E41, E42, E31, E34, W4, W6, 0, YG25, G94, G99, E93, E04
background- E40, E81, E84, 0, V000, V01, Y11, Y15, V15, YG21, YG25

DeShaun supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (DeShaun and Queenie)

stamps- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

skin- E21, E33, E25, V17
hair- T5, T7, T9, T10, 110
eyes- E35, E87, E89, E79, BG000
clothes- B93, B95, B97, B99, C2, C3, 0, Y17, YR04, YR09, YR18, YG09, YG67, YG99, R05, R08, E18
queenie- C0, C1, N2, N4, N6, N9, R30, R22, YR23, YR24, E39
background- BG93, BG96, BG99, E43, E44, E47, E49, E50, E81, C00, C1, Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Game on...


Hello friends!

Can you believe it is time to start previews for the July release at The Greeting Farm already? We have three fabulous new clear stamp sets to share with you as well as two new digi sets... talk about exciting! Today we are starting with a fantastically fun Anya and Ian duo in the Gamer Couple set. Gamer Couple features full sized Anya and Ian enjoying some hi-tech entertainment, three sentiments as well as a handful of cute video game related icons to help 'level up' your cards.  ;)

I wanted to give these two their perfect 'dens of slack' for some hard core gaming and I went to many of the recent build-a-room digi releases to do that. After stamping just the top half of Gamer Ian and masking him off I went to the computer and put together a living room using the couch, coffee table and magazines from the Build-a-Living Room set. Of course he needed some sustenance during his gaming marathon so I also added the pizza from the Build-a-Kitchen set (cropped in half) as well as some pop cans from the Bakery Cafe set. Ah, the breakfast of champions, LOL! I printed the scene out on regular computer paper, lined up my 4.25"x5.5" piece of card stock with Ian stamped and masked on it, until he landed where I wanted him to in the scene, taped the card stock to the computer paper and ran it through the printer a second time. Once the mask was removed Ian was right at home.   
  


The same stamping and masking process was done with Gamer Anya but this time I grabbed the big comfy chair and lamp from the Build-a-Bedroom set. The side table is from the Movie Night set and the window is from the new Porch 2 set, oh and the pop can from the Bakery Cafe set is back again too.

Now be sure to check out the TGF blog to see all of the fun cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Gamer Couple set. Then check back tomorrow for day 2 of previews. :)

Anya supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Build-a-Living Room set, Build-a-Kitchen set, Bakery Cafe set)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Gamer Couple), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79
clothes/controller- T5, T7, T9, FYG1, FYR1, FY1, YR09, C6, C8, C10
couch- B93, B95, B97, E40, E51, E81, R43, R46, R89
floor- E53, E33, E35, E44, E47
pop cans- R24, R27, R29
pizza- E31, E33, E55, Y08, Y17, E07, G07, E41, E42, E43, E44
wall- Y11, Y13, Y15, Y26
coffee table/magazine- N3, N6, N9, G14, R27, YR04, YG07, BG05
 

Anya supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Build-a-Bedroom set, Movie Night set, Porch 2 set, Bakery Cafe set)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Gamer Couple and Mini Remix Friend)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico sunny day
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C10
eye shadow- BG11, YG00
clothes/switch- RV02, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV99, E40, E81, E84, BG45, B16, R22, R35, T5, T6, T7, T9, BG11, BG13, BG49, C2
floor- E41, E42, E43, E44
window- BG0000, BG000, BG01, YG21, YG03, YG63, YG23, G94
side table- E21, E34, E44
chair- E50, E81, BV23, BV25, BV29 
wall- Y00, Y11, Y21, C1, C2, 0
pop can- YG00, YG05, YG09
lamp- BV01, BV02, BV04, BV17, BV29 

Beautiful...

Hello friends!

I'm still busy, busy getting ready for the new release at Sweet November Stamps tomorrow. So while I work on new cards I figured now was the perfect time to share one of the cards colored during a past Live coloring video. This is the one featuring Octavia Softsand taking a quick siesta on the sandy ocean floor with a school of little fish swimming over her. I really enjoy all the Lives but this one had such great feedback from those watching and all their suggestions came together to create a really beautiful version of Octavia that I just adore. It's always awesome when creative minds come together to collaborate and share ideas like that, it just makes me love our little crafty community even more. :)

Alrighty, time for me to get crackin'. I hope to see you back here tomorrow for the new Cats Rule release!
  

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Octavia Softsand and sentiment)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

3 Wishes...

Hey there!

Between work and getting ready for a couple upcoming releases I just didn't have time to create a new card for today. Instead I am sharing one of the extra cards that I made for the May release over at The Greeting Farm using the 3 Wishes stamp set. This fun genie has such an interesting pose that it inspired me to stamp the bottle tipped on its side so that she could lean against its wide base. And because she needed someone or something to be winking at I grabbed a mirror stamp and flipped the cute little monkey from the set so that he appeared captivated by whatever song and dance she is doing. I then colored in a cave of wonders around them, full of gold and gemstones to help tell the story. All in all this was a fun one to put together. :)

Toodles! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
pattern paper- unknown
stamps- The Greeting Farm (3 Wishes), My Favorite Things (Mirror Image)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Memory Box scallop border die
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
gold thread
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E33, E25, R21
hair- BV02, BV04, BV17, BV25, BV29
clothes- BV02, BV04, BV08, V01, V12, RV52, RV55, RV63
bottle- V01, V12, V15, V17, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39, RV06, BV08
monkey- E30, E31, E34, E55, E57, E47, E93, B63, B66, BV08
background- Y00, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39, BV31, BV02, BV13, BV04, BV08