Thursday, November 14, 2019

A Christmas Kiss...

It’s the 15th, and the NOVEMBER RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, MISS ANYA DARLING, features three beautiful and stylish Anyas ready for spring. The 2nd set called GRATEFUL FOR YOU features gorgeous floral elements and two awesome sentiments. And lastly we have our fabulous and self-sufficent, CHEEKY HANDY!
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home the entire release! You have until NOVEMBER 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). We will announce the random winner later in the week.
**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:
This is a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps HERE.
I've got another Miss Anya Darling card with a Christmas spin to share today. I thought this sweet gal with her coy smile would be perfect standing underneath the mistletoe. No altering was necessary I just colored her up to match the pretty Christmas papers that I pulled to go on the card. Now she totally looks like she is waiting for her sweetie at the annual Christmas party. 
Ok, I won't keep ya too long... have fun on the hop and good luck!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- My Minds Eye (polka dot), Simple Stories (floral)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Darling), Papertrey Ink (Mistletoe)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Papertrey Ink ripe avacado and Hero Arts red ombre
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Kaiser Craft pearls
Nuvo simply white crystal drops
Ranger glossy accents
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E21, E55
clothes- T0, T5, T7, T9, T10, R05, R08, E19
mistletoe- YG03, YG93, YG95, YG99

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Need a hand...

Hey there!
It's the third and final day of November previews at The Greeting Farm and we are wrapping things up with a brand new Cheeky called, Cheeky Handy. This gal knows how to take care of things and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. She comes with the sentiment I used here and the toolbox, wrench and hammer which are all separate accessories. I masked the toolbox and wrench into her hands so I could create this scene showing her in all her do-it-yourself glory... uh oh I hope she can get that pipe fixed quickly!  ;)

Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more Cheeky Handy 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 November stamp sets by simply participating in the blog hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Handy)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and angel pink
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
lips- R21, E04
hair- E35, E57, E49
eyes- B52, BG75
clothes- B93, B97, B99, W4, W5, W7, W10
toolbox/tools- R14, R24, R29, R89, C2, C4, C5, C10, E43, E44, E47
floor- YR30, E13, E15
wall- YR21, YR24, Y11, Y21, N1
appliances- YG21, YG93, YG95, BG32, BG15, BG49, B41, B12, C0, C1, C3, C4, C6, 0, W6, W8, BG11

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

So grateful for you...


Welcome back to day two of the November Greeting Farm release. This month we are introducing three new clear sets with a little something for everyone. Even though The Greeting Farm is primarily known for its super cute characters, today we are introducing am elegant floral set called, Grateful For You. The lovely sprig of wild flowers in this set inspired me to totally step outside of my coloring comfort zone and leave my beloved Copics untouched. Instead I dusted off my old set of Staedtler Aquarell watercolor pencils from my college days and played with the water pooling technique. I thought it would be pretty to keep the overall look very loose and 'purposefully messy' for lack of a better term, LOL! And I went with fall inspired colors and a mix of gold accents throughout the design to jazz the whole thing up just a bit.   :)

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see the gorgeous cards from my fellow Farmers using Grateful For You. Then check back here tomorrow for day three of previews. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
Brea Reese watercolor paper
paper- Simple Stories 
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Grateful For You set)
ink- Versafine onyx black and Memento espresso truffle
Lawn Fawn stitched border die
Heidi Swapp color shine gold spray
Doodlebug glitter sprinkles
Aquarell watercolor pencils

Monday, November 11, 2019

Merry Christmas...

Hi friends!

It's day one of the Greeting Farm's November release and we are introducing the first of three new clear sets. If you're a fan of the Miss Anyas then you will be excited to see the new Miss Anya Darling set! These three fabulous gals are all decked out in pretty party dresses making them quite versatile for card making throughout the year. Because I am currently in the throws of Christmas card making I challenged myself to make these Anyas work as Christmas party goers. So for my card today I paired this stylish gal with a candy cane from the older Pop Out Xmas set and by masking it into her hand then coloring her stylish ensemble in matching colors I think she looks quite festive. Miss Anya Darling 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 the darling cards from my fellow Farmers, plus an extra one from me, using the new Miss Anya Darling set. Then check back tomorrow for day two of previews. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Sassafras Lass
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Darling set and Pop Out Xmas set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink Cocoa Bean, Soft Stone and Pure Poppy
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Papertrey Ink Christmas word die
My Favorite Things star confetti stencil
Pebbles candy dots
Kaiser Crafts gem
Wink of Stencil clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- V17, E23, E25
hair- E35, E57, E49
clothes- E50, E81, BV31, R24, R29, R59

Merry Everything...

Good morning! 

Just a quick pop in to share this fun card that I made for a card exchange I had signed up for last month. My exchange partner lives in Israel so I wanted to steer clear of traditional holiday colors and images yet still capture the joy of the season. This darling pair of penguins from the CC Designs Christmas Together set was just the stamp I was looking for. Sure there is a little sprig of holly up on that chick's cap but by keeping my color scheme very non-traditional I think these two will make anyone smile no matter what holiday they are celebrating. I mean come on, they are so freakin' adorable... I just want to squeeze one them! LOL

Alrighty, gotta run. See ya back here at midnight EST with day 1 of TGF previews!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- CC Designs (Christmas Together), Kaiser Crafts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter stamp
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
sky- BG10, BG11, BG32, YR30, YR31
snow/ice- C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, 0
big penguin- E50, E81, 0, YR30, YR31, R30, N4, N6, N9, 110, YR15, E09
little penguin- N0, N1, N3, N4, N5, N6, N9, 110, R30
gift/clothes- C0, C2, C3, C5, BG53, BG57, BG78, BV11, V25, V28, V99, E40, E81, E84, G000, G00, G02, BG93, G03, G16, BG99, R35, R59

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Make it Merry...

Hey there friends!

Today I'm sharing my last official card as a guest designer for Hello Bluebird. I just want to take a sec and thank all of the lovely ladies over there for inviting me to join them, this was a truly amazing release and I was proud to be a part of it! For my final card I thought it would be a fun change up from my usual card making style of stamping and masking to instead use the coordinating dies that are available for each set and manually build my scene. This was the perfect opportunity for it since I really wanted to use the cool Treehouse scene die as well. So I grabbed the Merry Mice set and planned out which cutie would be doing what on this holiday card. I'll admit that I'm so used to building my scene from the foreground to the background that it took some adjusting to reverse my process and build from the back forward. But I'm super happy with how it turned out and considering that front door really opens this will probably be the most interactive card I ever make, LOL! I gotta say, it's nice to get out of my box once in a while and stretch my creative muscles a bit but to be honest... I'm totally itchin' to see what kind of scene I can stamp and mask these mice into next time. ;)

Enjoy your Sunday!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Merry Mice)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and grey flannel and Catherine Pooler hot tub and skylight
Hello Bluebird Treehouse scene die
Hello Bluebird Merry Mice coordinating dies
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
treehouse- E53, E55, E27, R24, R29, E18, G000, G00, BG72, W0, W2, E49
mouse with hat- E40, E42, E43, E44, E93, E04, G000, G00, BG72, C5, 100, R24, R29, R89
mouse with snowball- E40, E41, W1, W2, W3, W5, E93, E04, E81, R24, R29, R89
mouse on ladder- E40, E41, C1, C2, C3, C4, E93, E04, E81, G16, BG99
mouse in door- E40, E41, E70, E71, E74, E93, E04, E81, E84, G00, BG72
snow/snow mouse- G0000, G000, BG90
ladder- E34, E47
bow- G02, G16, BG99
lights- G16, Y000, Y18

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sending love this Christmas...

Hello there!

It's time for another Scenic Saturday post over on the Bellarific blog. Now that Halloween has come and gone I am all about the Christmas cards and some of my favorite Christmas cuties this year are the very special Bundle Girls. There is just something about these cozy cuties that give me all the feels and they easily lend themselves to some of the most emotive scene cards that I've made. Bundle Girl with Reindeer took me back to my childhood as soon as I saw this sweet pair because it totally reminded me of the old movie, Prancer that I remember watching during a grade school Christmas party. The rest of that year I wished I could befriend a magical reindeer too, LOL! Just looking at the love between these two I knew I wanted to create a background that would really shine the light of that love right on them. So I kept my color palette for the background rather drab, using markers with a grey undertone to them for the sky and pine trees. Then I made sure to only add a few dramatic shadows being cast out from each of the characters, leaving the majority of the snow around them stark white. As a result you can see how it almost glows around them, creating a halo effect. The super dark tree in the foreground acts as a sort of frame and the punch of bright red on each of our characters adds the final touch in pulling the focus right to the heart of this card. 
I hope this inspires you to pull out a handful of markers and play with the effects of light and shadow on your next Bella creation. Stay crafty my friends! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girl with Reindeer and Festive Gnome sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Nuvo red berry crystal drops
Nuvo chalk white stone drops
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
clothes- E50, E81, BV31, R24, R29, E18, T5, T9
reindeer- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, W3, W6, W9, E81, E84, T6, T10, R24, R29, E18, C2, C4, YG63, YG67
background- B91, BG70, BG90, BG93, W5, W8