Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hope your wishes come true...


It’s the 15th, and the FEBRUARY RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, PANDA PLANS features the most adorable, chubby pandas ever. They are perfect for scene cards or for your planner pages. Next, we have I HEART YOU ANYA. She has gorgeous, flowing hair and would make the most beautiful Birthday or Mother's Day card. Our last set called IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY showcases some adorable birthday girls along with the most delicious macarons.
To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until FEBRUARY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. The winner will receive all 3 stamp sets!
TGF Design Team:
 AMY
 ANITA 
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 along with their coordinating dies HERE.

I couldn't wait to ink up I Heart You Anya once again, this time taking a cue from her big bouquet of flowers and coloring her into a peaceful pastoral scene. I also paired her with another one of the beautiful large sentiments that come in the It's Your Birthday set. It didn't take much more than that to create this pretty card. :)
Alrighty friends, go enjoy the hop! 
 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (I Heart U Anya and It's Your Birthday set)
Memory Box stitched scallop rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y23, YR12, YR27, E39
dress- Y11, Y21, Y26
flowers- RV10, RV32, RV34, YG11, YG05, YG45, G28
sky- B000, B12
grass- YG0000, YG00, G43, YG03, G94
trees- YG01, YG17, YG05, E34, E57
stone wall- C00, N1, N2, N4, W1, W2, W3
birds- BV25

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It's you're birthday...


 
Hey there!
 
Are you ready for the third and final day of the Greeting Farm's February release previews? We are wrapping up previews with a fabulous new clear set called, It's Your Birthday. Not only does the set include two fun little birthday girls but it also has yummy macaroons, wrapped gifts and three beautiful scripty sentiments to choose from. I gotta say, as much as I love the entire set it's those sentiments that really put it over the top for me. It's Your Birthday will be available for purchase tomorrow, the 15th along with the other new stamp sets. For my card today I have done some masking and stamping to fill this entire tag with piles of delicious macaroons along with one of those great sentiments. I paired them up with more pretty papers from my stash and colored them in soft, vintage colors to match. Then I raided my ribbon bag and found the perfect satin bow to top it all off.

Now head on over to the TGF blog to see the beautiful birthday cards that my fellow Farmers have created, along with an extra card from me. I will be back tomorrow for the official blog hop and a chance for some lucky individual to win the entire February release!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- My Mind's Eye (Nostalgia)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (It's Your Birthday set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink melon berry
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
My Favorite Things tag builder blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- T3, T7, T10
clothes- R01, RV42, E04, G000, G00, YG41, YG45
macaroons- YR30, Y21, Y26, E40, E71, E74, E50, E51, E21, BG70, BG45, BG49, G0000, G00, YG41, R01, R12, RV42, E04

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Love you more...

 
Hello, hello!

We are back for day 2 of the Greeting Farm's February release! Next up we are introducing the lovely new I Heart U Anya single which will be available for purchase on the 15th along with the other new stamp sets. For my card today I stamped I Heart U Anya in desert sand ink for some no-line coloring. Because I had some time to actually get creative in my craft room with this one, I went through my neglected paper stash and found some pretty prints to pair with Anya. Even though I create a lot of scene cards these days, it's always fun to revisit my first love of mixing and matching papers. Plus I always enjoy the challenge of matching my Copics to my papers.

Now hop on over to the TGF blog and get ready to fall in love with all of the gorgeous I Heart You Anya cards from my fellow Farmers. I will see you tomorrow for the final day of sneak peeks before the big release!  :)
 Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye
stamps- The Greeting Farm (I Heart U Anya), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand, Papertrey Ink berry sorbet and Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stitched flag stax
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eye shadow- YG91, G000
hair- E55, E57, E49
flowers- R000, RV42, R43, R14, YG00, YG41, YG45, G46
dress- G0000, G00, YG45

Monday, February 11, 2019

If you're feeling blue...


 
Hello!

Are you ready for day one of the Greeting Farm's February release?! This month we are introducing the Panda Plans set which includes a bunch of tiny pandas and a handful of little sentiments to go with. These sweet pandas are doing a number of fun different activities making them perfect for both planners and cards. Panda Plans will be available for purchase on the 15th along with the other new stamps. My card today is definitely a departure for me... this is the first card that I've made in years that doesn't rely on my Copic markers! Instead I thought it would look cool to ink up the pandas in different color inks and just let them stand on their own creating a rainbow of panda happiness. :)

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see all of the super cute cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Panda Plans set, as well as an extra one from me. Then check back tomorrow for day two of previews. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeitng Farm (Panda Plans), Papertrey Ink (brush strokes), Inkadinkado (sentiment)
ink- Papertrey Ink pure poppy and orange zest, Studio Calico sunny day, lime light and clear blue, Hero Arts purple ombre, Versafine onyx black
Doodlebug washi tape
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
C00, C1
shadow- W1, W3, W5

I like to party...

Good morning! 

We are currently experiencing the cold and snow that so much of the country has been hit with in the last few weeks and to say that I am completely over it would be an understatement. So when it came time to make a card for today I remembered that I already had this Too Big Tia digi stamp colored from a previous SOG coloring challenge and she was just in need of a background. That look on Tia's face pretty much sums up my current attitude as I bundle up for work every day so I didn't have to look far for scene inspiration. I wanted to catch her at the end of a long morning of shoveling out a path through the fresh snow... tired and wondering if going out is worth all that effort. And it didn't take me long to find the perfect sentiment to sum that all up and finish off the card perfectly. Now all I can hope is that mine and Tia's snow shoveling days will soon be behind us. ;)

Stay warm everybody!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Too Big Tia)
stamp- Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- B63, B66, B79
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- RV63, RV55, RV66, RV69, V04, V05, V06, V09, C1, C3, C5, C7, B000, B00, B52
sky- B60, B41, C1, 0
house- E41, E42, E43, E87, E97, E19
snow- BV0000, BV000, BV00, B60, B41, B0000
trees- BG96, BG99, E81
shovel- C2, C3, C4, C5, 100, 0

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Coffee makes everything possible...

Mornin' folks! 

Previews of the February TGF release start up this week so I'm getting another one of my cards posted from the last release. This little coffee drinking unicorn from the Unicorn Plans set was the perfect size to pair up with this fun coffee sentiment, she nestled right on top like she was always meant to rest there. The Coffee paper is from the same Echo Park collection as the sentiment stamp and I pulled all my Copic colors from it.

Now if you haven't seen the new big rubber set that is currently up for pre-order at The Greeting Farm go check it out. The Beans are all decked out as the zodiac characters and they are super cute!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Echo Park (Coffee)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Unicorn Plans), Echo Park (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Doodlebug washi tape
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Copic markers:
unicorn- E40, E42, 0, R00, R20
mane/tail- E35, E57, E49
horn- C2, BG70, B52
cup- YG93, YG95
banner- R30, RV42, E04

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Love is a four legged word...

Hello, hello!

I've got BIG and exciting news to share with all my crafty peeps today... I'm officially a Bellariffic Babe at Stamping Bella! I'm completely over the moon to be joining the amazing SB team, those girls are just crazy talented so it was quite humbling when Emily approached me about joining their ranks and sharing my cards on the Bella blog. Two Saturday's a month I will be posting over on the Stamping Bella blog and for my first official card I went to some of my favorite SB stamps, the Tiny Townies, and chose to ink up Daphne and her Dogs
When I sit down to make a card, a big part of my crafting joy comes from telling stories and creating scenes using my stamps and Copic markers. Daphne's story lead me to envision her visiting her local animal shelter, ready to add some four legged love to her life. So once I had this wiggling, giggling dog pile of fun stamped onto my card stock I grabbed a very light grey marker and began to sketch in the room around them. When coloring in scenes I always work from very light markers up to my darker colors. This allows me to shift lines or color over mistakes as I'm working. And while you can certainly grab a ruler and make sure all the lines are square and perfectly aligned for correct perspective, I rarely do. For me, as long as the background creates the general impression of the scene that I am going for, straight lines and perfect proportions aren't necessary because at the end of the day it is the stamped image that is the star of the show.    :)

Toodles! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Daphne and Her Dogs and Tiny Townie Dawn Loves Her Dog sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark watermark
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stiched flags die
Doodlebug Sprinkles heart
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E57, E49
clothes- B93, B95, B97, E81, E50, YR21, YR14, YR18, E35, E57, E79
german shepherd- E31, E33, E35, T4, T5, T7, T10, R24, R29, R89
frenchie- N1, N3, N6, N7, N9, BG23, BG09
english sheepdog- C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, C9, W3
bulldog- E40, E41, E30, E31, E55, W3, W5, W6, W9, RV11, RV13, RV29
sky- BG0000, BG000
landscape- YG00, YG01, G21, G43, YG03, YG93, YG95, G94
sidewalk/parking lot- W1, W2, W3, W4, T3, T4
walls- B02, B12, B23
doors/floor- C0, C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, C8, C10
door mat- N6, N8, R14, YR04, YG25, B02, V15