Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Let's be mermaids...

Hello, hello!

 I'm posting on the Greeting Farm blog today and I just had to play around with a little Mer-May magic before the month ends. One of the great things about the new Happy to Sea You set that was just released is not only do the sea critters work together to build scenes but they also mix and match with older stamps quite beautifully. For my card I really wanted to create an under the sea scene with the fabulous mermaid Trishell. To help fill out the rest of the scene I added the crab and starfish from Happy to Sea You as well as some smaller starfish from the Little Mermaids set. I love how these little additions bring so much interest and life to the overall card design. I gotta say that after completing this card the wheels are definitely turning on all the different sets I can mix and match with these fintastic sea critters. :) 

  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Trishell, Happy to Sea You set and Little Mermaids set), Hobby Lobby (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink lilac grace
Papertrey Ink A2 vertical stitched scallop card die
Nuvo crystal drops ivory pearl
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- G000, G00, BG10, G02, G24, 0
tail- RV52, RV93, RV95, Y0000
top- BG70, BG72
seashell- YR30, Y32, YR14
crab- YR30, Y32, YR24, YR27, E99
starfish- Y000, Y02, Y35/Y00, R20, R43/Y38, YR04
sand- E50, E51, E53, E42
sea/seaweed- BG000, BG01, BG02, BV11

So happy to sea you...

Hello, hello!

Today I'm sharing another one of the cards I made for the Greeting Farm release last week. As I was coming up with ideas for the Happy to Sea You set with all of the different sea critters, I knew I wanted to do something fun with this cute little shark. At first I was thinking about masking him into a whole school of sharks swimming across the card but as I looked at him with that toothy grin something else came to mind. What if instead he was confronted by something else... or rather someone else. That's where Chibi Diver comes into play. I just love this cutie and because she is a digital stamp I could easily scale her down to the same size as Mr. Sharky and flip her to face all those pearly whites of his. The Happy to Sea You sentiment was perfect for these two and it still makes me chuckle that the speech bubble implies that Mr. Sharky is the one thinking it. Now I'm not saying anything bad is about to happen to that little Diver but the potential of where this scene could go totally cracks me up. Which always leaves me feeling very satisfied with my card making, LOL!  ;)

Talk at'cha later!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Happy to Sea You set, Make a Splash set and Little Mermaids set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico glass slipper
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Chibi Diver)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
My Favorite Things stitched speech bubble die
Ranger Stickles eucalyptus
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E23, E35
eyes- YG11, YG07, YG17, C9
swimsuit/flippers/mask- RV06, V05, V09, Y19, BG11
shark- C1, C2, C3, W0, W1
water- BG10, BG11, BG53, Y00, 0
sky- BG000, B01

Monday, May 21, 2018

If you want kindness...

Good morning!

Well, it's the 21st and that means it is time for a new challenge over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. Since the "rain" challenge just wrapped up it only makes sense that the next challenge would be all about the "flowers" those showers bring. So pull out a floral stamp, some pretty floral papers or lovely flower embellishments and get crafty! For my inspiration card I inked up the super cute Emma and Aime stamp from Whimsy. The two little fairies sharing the flower were too perfect to pass up. I also grabbed the Echo Park Imagine That paper pad once again because I especially love the pretty floral prints in it and the color scheme is fabulous. I was going to end the floral goodness there but I didn't love how my colored flower turned out so I solved that problem by adhering some Prima flowers right on top of it. That's why I live my life by the Bob Ross mantra, "There are no mistakes, just happy accidents". I am also entering this into the current "anything goes" challenge at the Whimsy Stamps challenge blog.  :)   

Now it's your turn to create something for our "flowers" challenge. As always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs and there is so much cool new stuff in there, you gotta check it out!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Echo Park (Imagine That)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Emma and Aime), Sugar Pea Designs (Kindness set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things stitched blueprints die
Simon Says Stamp stitched scallop border die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearl
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
Emma
skin- E00, E21, E13, E15, R00, R20
hair- B37, B39, 100, G00, BG32, BG53, G02
dress/shoes- BG000, B00, BG11, C2, YG21, YG03, YG95
wings- Y000, YG21, G00, G000
Aime- skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- RV63, RV55, RV66, R21, R32, R35
clothes/shoes- YG21, YG03, YG95, BG000, BG11, E50, E41, E42, R21, R32
wings- Y000, R000, RV52
wand- G0000, BG32, BG53
sky- BG0000, BG000
ground- YG0000, YG00, RV55, R32, BG53, YG03
trees- YG03, YG95

Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Birthday...

TGIF!

A couple weeks back I was the lucky winner of the April Mood Board challenge at Craftin' Desert Divas and I just had to add this sweet Magical Princess digi to my growing CDD collection. I really wanted to play around with the whole Rapunzel in her tower idea to I scaled the digi down to a smaller size leaving plenty of room to add the scene around her. Rapunzel is printed in a light grey scale so that I could do the no-line coloring technique and I love the dreamy quality this lends to the card. The sentiment from Impression Obsession is a new one that I just had to get since I can relate to the introverting theme. Heck, most of my days are spent interacting with animals more than people, LOL! The pretty pink and green color scheme along with the florals is inspired by the May Mood Board so once again I am entering the challenge.

I hope you have a crafty weekend and I shall see ya on Monday! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Craftin' Desert Divas (Magical Princess)
stamps- Pergamano (birds), Impression Obsession (Introverting set)
ink- Memento desert sand, Studio Calico blush crush and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stitched flag die
My Favorite Things english brick stencil
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y11, YR30, Y32, E53, E33
eyes- YG21, G43, YG63, 110
dress/flowers- RV10, RV13, RV52, RV55, YG03, YG95
birds- B32, B24, R30, R02, E50, YR31
vine- YG00, YG03, YG95
sky/clouds- BG000, Y0000, Y000, C0, 0
tower- N0, N1, N2, N4, W2, W4
trees/bushes- R30, RV10, RV55, YG67 
grass- YG01, YG03, YG25
mountains- BV000, BV00, V20, V25

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Your thoughtfulness touched me...

Good morning!

Dreamerland Crafts' first new release of 2018 is hitting store shelves and I love the new Mix and Match line of clear stamps that they've come out with. If you are a stamper who enjoys creating backgrounds for your characters or have been wanting to try it out but have been too intimidated then these are just what you need! The various elements in the different sets work together so easily and just like that you've got a fantastic scene to color up. For my card today I inked up the brand new Fairy in desert sand and masked her off so she could rest on the large mushroom from the Mushrooms and Grass set. Then I added the row of birch in the distance using the Trees and Leaves 01 set. Coloring up this sweet, magical scene was so much fun and I am so happy with how it all turned out. :)

Toodles!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Fairy, Mushrooms and Grass set and Trees and Leaves 01 set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- RV10, RV13, Rv25, Y00
eye- BG23, BG57
clothes- Y11, Y21, BV00, BV11, YG25, YG95, YG99, RV00, RV02, RV13, Y02, YR04, RV14, YG25, YG95
wings- Y00, Y02, RV02, V04, V05
mushrooms- E81, E84, 0, R43, R35, R39
sky- B000, B00
trees- E40, E42, W5, YG25, YG67
mountains- BV01, BV02
butterfly- Y17, YR04, E49
grass- YG21, YG23, YG17, YG67

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Go on with your bad self...

Hello crafty friends!

It's my turn to share some inspiration on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page and I've done a bit of mixing up stamp companies to create this lovely spring day in the park. The cool skater chick is part of the Deep Red City Girls Spring Time set and I inked her up in desert sand for some no line coloring. I really wanted to give her an outdoor setting to inhabit and right away I knew that the Mix and Match lamp posts from Dreamerland would make it super easy to create a park pathway. Because you get so many different sizes of lamp posts in the set it takes all of the guess work out of creating the illusion of distance. I've done this technique by hand in the past but I gotta tell you that being able to stamp them in one go with my Misti really sped up the card making process and there is no going back for me! I stamped the posts in grey instead of black so that I could add a bit of dimension to them with darker grey Copic markers. After all that the rest of the park really came to life and I love how it looks like she is on her way to hang out with fellow boarders and practice her 180 kickflip. ;)   

By the way, there is still time to create something for our current "rain" themed challenge. As always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs and Kelly is getting all sorts of exciting new goodies every day! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Deep Red (City Girls Spring Time), Dreamerland Crafts (Mix and Match railing and lamp posts), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and london fog, Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, E15
clothes- YG00, YG03, YG95, B91, B93, B97, W1, W2, BV20, BV01, BV34, BV25, BV29, W3, W5, W7, W10, Y15, YG01, C1, C2, T6, 110
skateboard- RV06, RV17, RV19, Y17, YR04, E09, T5, T8, C1, C3
path- W0, W2, W3, W4, W5
grass/trees- YG00, YG03, YG25, G43, YG61
tree- E35, YG00, YG25, YG17
flowers- Y17, E35, RV25, YG17
lamps- C1, C2, C3, C5
sky- BG000, B00

Monday, May 14, 2018

I believe in you...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new MAY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, BEACH BUMS, has all the elements to create a relaxing pool or beach-side scene. Next, we introduced a cute jellyfish, adorable octopus, and fabulous squid in the HANDS DOWN set. With summer right around the corner, we couldn't forget about camping and s'mores in the S'MORE FUN set. There is also a surprise digital add on set that coordinates with S'MORE FUN which includes among many fabulous camping necessities a BIG FOOT! And finally, the HAPPY TO SEA YOU set showcased more sea fun with an awesome shark and whale, along with additional sea creatures.

To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Pretty AMAZING! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. Easy Peasy!

You have until Friday, May 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner later in the week.
TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG 

 You must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's a short hop so it's definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

We also released our new Faith Stamp called POUR OUT YOUR HEART today (instead of waiting until the end of the month)! This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the New Release.

Who here doesn't love surprises? Because we've got one for this release and I am super excited to share it with you all! If you are a fan of the S'more Fun stamp set that just released then the S'more Fun digital add on set is a must have. The items included add so many more possibilities for scene building, taking the camping cuteness level from awesome to epic! Seriously people... it includes a Big Foot
For my card today I have used a mix of stamps from both the S'more Fun set and the digital add on to create a fun scene. This little dude has scoped out the best camp spot for some serious Sasquatch searching and he's about to get the surprise of his life. :) 

Ok friends, thanks for stopping by and have fun on the hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon
stamps- The Greeting Farm (S'more Fun set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (S'more Fun Add On set)
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle stax
W Plus 9 mountain border die
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
clothes- B04, B06, B39, E84, E87, E89, E49
binoculars- C2, C7, B000
bushes- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG67
backpack- YR15, YR04, YR18, YR27, E09, W4, W6
thermos- G43, G46
cooler- R22, R05, R08, C0, C2, C4
lantern- Y11
tent- Y02, Y21, Y26
picnic table- E31, E34, E35
bigfoot standing- E53, E34, E27
bigfoot peeking- E34, E44, E47
trees- YG17, YG67
sky- B000, B00, C0, C1