Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Christmas in the heart...

Hello, hello!

Here we are at day 3 of the Stamping Bella holiday release previews and today we are introducing a new Bundle Girl character in eleven different designs all being released on Friday the 20th. I will tell you right now that these Bundle Girls will melt your heart. I got to play with four of them and I had a hard time choosing which card to share here first, they are all so adorable. Ultimately I settled on Bundle Girl with Penguin, primarily because I've already shared two cards with winter night scenes and I wanted to break things up with a bright day lit scene. And seriously, how cute is this little sweetie with her extra long scarf and warm, fuzzy coat and hat? Then you add in that funny penguin hitching a ride and this image just makes you smile. I chose a fairly neutral color palette for the majority of the card so that the winter berries she is carrying would really pop. The sentiment is from the new Christmas sentiment set that is also part of this amazing holiday release.  :)

Now you'll want to head on over to the Bellarific Blog and check out all of the beautiful Bundle Girl cards from my fellow Bellas and get yourself entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate !


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girl with Penguin and Christmas sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
clothes- E50, E81, BV31, G20, G40, G43, E84, E87, E89
berries- R35, R29, R89, G16, G94, G99
sign- E41, E42, E43, E44
snow- BG0000, BG10, BG90, BV0000, V20
trees- N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N8
penguin- C1, C2, C5, C7, C9, Y35, YR04, YR18

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Gnome for Christmas...

Hello there!

We are rolling right along with the Stamping Bella holiday release previews and today is all about the gnomes. There are 10 new holiday gnomes being released on Friday the 20th along with a coordinating Festive Gnomes sentiment set. My card today features Gnome with a Lantern and I paired him with the older Winter Backdrop stamp to help set the scene. Just like my card yesterday with the shining star I wanted to play up the glow of Santa Gnome's lantern. So I colored in another dark night sky that really helps accentuate the warm candlelight in contrast. I love that it looks like he is making his way back home after a night delivering presents.
Now you'll want to head on over to the Bellarific Blog and check out all the festive gnome cards from my fellow Bellas and get yourself entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate ! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Gnome with a Lantern, Festive Gnome sentiment set and Winter Backdrop)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen 
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04
beard- N1, N2, N3
clothes/bag- E40, E81, E84, R14, R27, R59, C1, YG25, YG67, G07, G29, E55, E57, E59, E74, E77, E79
sky/trees- B45, B97, B99, BV29
snow- B000, B00, B21, B23, B95, B97
lantern- T2, T6, T9, 110, Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y02, Y15, Y18
house- E31, E34, E57, E47, E49, 0
 

Monday, September 16, 2019

An unbelievable New Year...

Good morning!

I'm super excited because today kicks off week long previews of the new holiday release at Stamping Bella! Over the next four days we will be sharing cards featuring some of the 40 plus new stamps that will be available in the store on Friday the 20th. Today is all about the cute new Yeti character that has come to help celebrate the holidays, bringing with him his whimsy and magic. This release has caught him in a number of Christmas time antics and my card today features Yeti with a Star on Top where we find the big guy placing a star upon the highest bow of that Christmas tree. I really wanted that star to glow and look like it was filling this sweet scene with a magical light so I colored in a dark blue night all around Mr. Yeti then graduated to lighter hues as I worked in towards the star. The sentiment I paired with him is from one of four fabulous new sentiment sets and this one is called Yeti Sentiments
Alrighty then, be sure to hop on over to the Bellarific Blog to see all of the amazing Yeti inspiration from my fellow Bellas and get yourself entered for a chance to win a gift certificate because I promise you are going to want it for this release!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Yeti with a Star on Top and Yeti sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen 
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
yeti- C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, B0000, B41, B52, B45, B97
tree- G20, G24, G29
background- B00, B21, B45, B97, B99, BV20, BV25, BV29, 0

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Embrace your dark side...

Hi Friends!

I'm back today with a new card to help celebrate this month's Moonlight Whispers digital stamp release which is now available in Annie's Etsy shop. There are actually two new digital images being released today, the first was previously part of the Calendar Girls coloring stack and now Witch & Wine is her own digi. And the brand new digi image is this fa-boo-lous Mistress of Death. Annie is so great at straddling that line between cute and creepy with her Halloween images, making them such a delight to create with. When it came time to color her into a scene I knew that I wanted to play with light so not only did I elude to a window behind her with the patterning on the carpet but I also gave her a big, roaring fire off to the side. Because who wouldn't want to be warm and toasty while admiring their skull collection? LOL
Now while you are visiting Annie's etsy shop be sure to check out the new clear stamps that she also has available as well. Yep, that's right... clear stamps of Moonlight Whispers images are back! There is a 10% discount code you can use when you buy three or more products from the shop, just enter MOONBUNDLE when you check out. :)

Laters!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
digital stamp- Moonlight Whispers (Mistress of Death)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versamark watermark
Hero Arts detail white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Nuvo jewel drops grey
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers: 
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, 
lips- RV25, V99
eyeshadow- BV20, BV23, W4, W6
eyes- BG000, C1, C2, Y02, YR23, E39, E49
hair- C1, C2, C4, C6
clothes- N4, N5, N6, N8, N10, Y00, Y02, E81, E81, C6, C8, C10
chair- V17, BV08, BV29, V12, E84, E87, E89
background- T1, T2, T4, 100, BV04, BV13, BV17, BV29, BV25, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6
fire- Y11, Y02, Y08, Y17, YR04, YR07, E44, E49

Saturday, September 14, 2019

All roads lead home...


It’s the 15th, and the SEPTEMBER Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set called MISS ANYA HELLO WINTER features 3 big Anyas all prepared to deal with the cooler weather in style, along with an adorable mini snowman! Next, we introduced some too-cute-to-spook characters in the TRICK OR TREAT 3 Set. Lastly, we showcased a set called MY CARE TEAM, which is not only perfect for get-well cards, but also for thank you cards to the nurses and doctors who take care of you and your family.

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP. You have until SEPTEMBER 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:
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.

For my hop card I have made a sweet Christmas card using the short haired Miss Anya from the new Hello Winter set. I wanted this scene to feel like it is Christmas Eve and Anya has finally made it back home after a crazy day spent in holiday crowds and traffic. The relief of knowing that in just a few short minutes she will be surrounded by all the people she loves most in the world. 

And as a bonus, I've also got a card using the Stamptember TGF collaboration set with Simon Says Stamp called, To All Of You. If you haven't seen the set yet it is full of adorable little penguins all bundled up for the cold. I had fun masking a bunch of them together to create a holiday march of the penguins. I don't know where they are marching to, perhaps a Christmas party, LOL! There are still sets available at Simon Says but don't wait too long to grab them because once these exclusive sets are sold out they are gone for good.

Alrighty then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

All roads lead home supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Hello Winter), Sunny Studio (Christmas Home)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E29
clothes- E31, E34, E35, B95, B97, B99, G05, G07, G28, G29, R14, R17, R29, R89, BG10, E40, C1
sky/snow- B000, B00, B21, B45, B97, B99
road- N4, N8
trees/wreaths- G07, G29, BG99, E55, E57, E59, R05, R59
houses- E81, E84, Y04, W6, E44, E47, YG91, YG93, E33, C2, Y00, 0
car- T9, C2, R17, R29, R89, W3, W5, W6, R24, Y11 

All of you supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (To All Of You SSS collaboration)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
penguins- T0, T1, T2, T5, T9, YR04, YR18, R00
clothes-  Y04, Y18, Y26, E81, E84, R17, E19, E18, BG32, BG49, V04, V06, V09, G07, G29, RV10, RV13, RV25, B06, B18, B39, BV02, BV13, BV08, BG53, BG57
background- B16, B37, B39, B99, BV29, B60, B000, B21, B23, B97
gifts- R17, R29, R59, YG03, YG17, YG67
sign- E42, E43, E44
 

Pumpkin spice...

Good morning!

I'm back with another Scenic Saturday card to share over on the Bellarific blog. This week I was inspired to make a few little tweaks to Curvy Girl Loves Coffee so that I could get her out of the bedroom and into her favorite coffee shop. Every time I looked at this cutie I saw her in leggings, tall boots and a flannel shirt, pretty much standard issue wear here in the North West this time of year. All I had to do was take a baby wipe and remove the ink from the sleep mask on top of her head and the clock that she was holding, then stamp the image. Next I used a fine line black pen to fill in the missing hair and add a simple purse where the clock had been. Now this Curvy Girl was ready to get out of the house and get her day going. I've done a couple coffee shop interior scenes in the past but this one was inspired by a card that I saw the talented Sandy Allnock share recently. I loved how she created a chalk board menu board, adding her sentiment right on it and I knew that the pumpkin spice sentiment from the Pumpkins set would look perfect in the same application. So I followed her basic layout, making tweaks and changes that better suited the look I was going for and even used the leaf stamps that come with Layla Loves Leaves to add window cling decals to the front of my pastry case for some extra seasonal charm. There is nothing wrong with being inspired by the cards we see from our fellow crafters, it's a great way to boost our creative bravery and try something new. Just be sure to give credit where credit is due. It doesn't take anything away from the card you've made and  I'm sure it will make their day to know that something they created sparked creativity in someone else. And isn't it that flow of sharing ideas and inspiration that makes our crafting community so amazing to begin with? 

Now be sure to mark your calendars for this coming Monday as we have a week of sneak peeks going on to preview the huge new holiday release that will be available September 20th. Forty one brand new stamps and plenty of chances to win, so don't miss it!
 Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Loves Coffee, Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves and the Pumpkins set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark watermark
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR24, E99
clothes- W5, W7, W10, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, RV63, E50, E81, E84, E55, E57, E49, YR27, YG91, YG93, YG95, E44
coffee cup- C0, C3, G43, YG63, E31, E34, E35
floor- W3, W5, W6, E81, E84, E30, E31, E13, E42
wall/chalkboard- E23, E57, E59, T7
pastry case- W3, W5, N0, N1, N2, 0, BG000, B00, Y17, YR14, YR04, YR09, R05, R89, E31
coffee boxes- Y17, E07, E08, BG96, BG99, BG72, BG78, E79


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Best care team ever...

TGIF everybody!

We've made it to the last day of the September previews for The Greeting Farm and we are wrapping things up with a new set of teeny tinies called, My Care Team. My Care Team includes a variety of mini doctors, nurses and patients as well as a few sentiments and accessory stamps. For my preview card I stamped up most of the doctors and nurses included to make a thank you card for those hard working and caring people who devote their lives to caring for others. 

Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more My Care Team goodness from my fellow Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase on Sunday the 15th, along with a chance to win all three stamp sets by participating in the release blog hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (My Care Team), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things mod stitched rectangle stax
Doodlebug washi tape
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04, R20
hair- E35, E57, E49
hair- E50, E33, E35
hair- E97, E99, E18
hair- Y32, E33, E35
skin- E21, E23, R20
skin- E21, E23, E27
hair- C4, C7, 100
skin- E00, E21, E04, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10 
scrubs/coats- C2, C3, B12, B14, B37, B39, BG23, BG49, B60, B63, B66
cart- T4, T9, R24, Y35, YR07