Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You're a Doll...

Hey there!

I'm returning to a more wintery card today featuring the darling Shopping Makes Me Happy stamp from Dreamerland Crafts. As much fun as I've been having coloring in forest and landscape type scenes for my stamped characters I thought that this image provided a new challenge for me to tackle. Truth be told, the idea of sketching in the more structured lines of store fronts made me quite nervous. But I was inspired by Sandy Allnock and her scenery skills give me the courage to try too. In the end it isn't perfect and there are things I will do different next time but I have to remind myself that all the little flaws I see don't matter because the buildings aren't the star of the show, that beautiful stamp is! All you really notice is her taking a stroll on a sunny winter's day. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Shopping Makes Me Happy), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax
Nuvo glitter snow
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y35, YR27, E18
clothes- E40, E41, E42, BG90, BG70, BG72, BG93, BG78, B93, B95, B99, E27, E57, E49, E23
pram and teddy- W2, W4, W6, C2, YG93, YG97, BV000, BV00, BV11, BV08
buildings- E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, C1, E44, E47, W2, W4, W8, E40, E41, E81, E84, E50, YG97, G99, C3, BG93, BG99, E13, E17, E18
sky- B0000, BV000, Y000
snow- BV000, BV00, B000, B21, C0, C3

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rainbows and sunshine...

Hello, hello!

I'm here today with my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. For today's card I couldn't help but ink up another one of the new Whimsy fairies. This beauty is called Fairy Wishes and with that fun pose I could just envision her flying through the air. This lead to me getting a bit carried away with the background scene. The inspiration came from the scenery around my home, minus our current snow. First came the mountains, then the lake and trees. Then when I came across this great sentiment I had to finish the whole thing off with a magic rainbow. I love how high in the sky it looks like she has flown.     

Alrighty, well there is still plenty of time to make a card for the January 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. With Kelly heading to Creativation this week there will be loads of new goodies to spend that $20 gift certificate on!
Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallics Cryogen white and Bazzill
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Fairy Wishes), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YG00, YG03, YG95, YG97
clothes- RV52, RV55, Y000, Y15, Y17, YG0000, G20, C2, 0, Y02, RV09
wings- BG10, Y0000
rainbow- R14, YR16, Y08, YG25, B16, V09, 0
background- E30, E42, G40, G43, G07, YG09, YG67, YG25, G29, W0, W1, W2, W4, W6, B000, B21, BG53, B26
sky- B0000, B000, 0

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Light and bright...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JANUARY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Today, we released 3 new sets, Mini-Remix Balloons, Hogs, and This Week. All of the new stamps are perfect for your cards, journals/planners and so many awesome crafty projects! To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!! Pretty awesome, right?
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.

You have until Friday, January 19th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner over the weekend.

TGF Design Team:








Don’t forget you must leave a comment on each blog listed to be eligible for the prize drawing. We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our DT Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by to see more inspiration.

Ok, so remember when I mentioned last week how well the new Hogs set mix and matched with older TGF stamps? Well I've used five different sets to create this sunny meadow scene. There are so many great little accessory images to be found when you really stop and look. For this card I did the masking technique to combine the tree stump from Cuddly Thanks, the flowers and butterflies from Be a Unicorn, the mushrooms from Little Fairies, Miss Piggy from Hogs and the sentiment from the Mega Mini Lift Off set. I love how all of these small stamps can come together to make a big impact on a card. :)
Alrighty, I won't keep ya any longer... have fun on the hop!!! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hogs set, Cuddly Thanks set, Be a Unicorn set, Little Fairies set and Mega Mini Lift Off set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop rectangle die
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
pig- YR0000, YR000, YR00, E21, R01, R02
boots- RV02, RV04
stump- E31, E34, E44
grass- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, sky- B0000, B000
trees- YG67
mushrooms- E81, E84, 0, R24, R29
flowers- Y15, Y17, YR04, RV21, RV14, V04, V06, Y18, Y17, Y35

Thursday, January 11, 2018



Well here we are at the third and final day of January previews for The Greeting Farm. If you are a planner gal then you are going to love today's stamp set. It is called This Week and it comes with a bunch of fun stamps that will help cheer you on through every day of the week! Being a card maker who hasn't yet delved into the whole planner thing, I was still able to find a lot to love and have fun getting crafty with in this stamp set. I especially love the peppy little cheerleader and her crazy critter fans. I got the idea to create a bleacher full of the critters behind her as she cheered so out came my handy roll of masking tape. By stamping the cheerleader and her speech bubble first and masking them off I could then stamp and mask the three different rows of critters as high as I liked. The scene now filled up most of the rectangle I had die cut out, adding a big impact to the front of my card. :) 

Alrighty, you know the drill... be sure to head on over to the TGF blog for even more This Week cuteness from the Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase on the 15th!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (This Week)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1 and 2
Doodlebug Sprinkles stars
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR24, YR27, E39
clothes- RV02, RV04, RV09
critters- YG00, YG03, YG25, BG11, BG23, BG07, RV10, RV13, R24, R29, R20, Y06, Y17, YR04, V15, V17, B24, B28, YG17, RV04, RV09, Y21, Y26, RV21, RV23
stands/grass/sky- E31, E33, E35, YG03, YG17, YG67, B000

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Celebrate your birthday...

Hello, hello!

Are you ready for day two of the January Greeting Farm release previews? Today we are going hog wild with the Hogs mini stamp set. This little set includes four of the cutest pigs you ever did see, a sentiment and some tiny hearts. Now, while the set may be small, as I started playing with these cuties I quickly realized that they mix and match beautifully with a number of other Greeting Farm clear sets making for numerous whimsical scenes. In fact I've made two other cards showcasing this and I will be sharing them here in a few days. But for now I wanted to show how great these piggies are all on their own. For this sweet birthday card I stamped the sitting pig in desert sand then masked her off before stamping the pig with the balloon in desert sand too, this gives the illusion that he is standing behind her just a bit. Then I did some no-line coloring on them and colored in a simple pastoral scene as well. The result is a bright and cheery birthday vignette that is sure to make someone smile. :) 

There is plenty more Hogs inspiration to be had over on the TGF blog and I promise you won't want to miss the fun and fabulous creations my fellow Farmers have made.
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hogs set and Enjoy and Celebrate set)
ink- Memento desert sand and Papertrey Ink soft stone
The Greeting Farm celebrate die
Lawn Fawn scallop rectangle die
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die
Doodlebug sequins
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
pigs- YR0000, YR000, YR00, E21, R01, R02
balloon- Y000, Y04, Y02
boots- Y04, Y15, Y17
bow tie- YG03, BG15
boots- RV02, RV06, RV09
flower- C1, Y15, Y17 
cupcake- RV000, RV21, RV13, E57, E49
sky- BG0000, BG000
grass/trees- YG21, YG03, YG93, G43

All my heart...

Please scroll down for my TGF preview card that went live today as well, thanks! :)

It's the second Wednesday of the new month and that means it's time for the January 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids challenge blog. Playing along is easy, all you have to do is use at least one product that can be found in the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and link back to the challenge blog in your own post, which gives you a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate at the end of the month... who doesn't love that? This is actually the last challenge to be held on the blog as we will be moving them to the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page in February.
For my inspiration card I inked up the lovely Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon in desert sand ink and did some no-line coloring. I was trying to match the pinks in her dress to the different pinks in that heart paper but I wasn't super successful. Still, it is a pretty color combo if you ignore it not matching perfectly. Sometimes ya just gotta roll with it, LOL! I was happier with how the ribbon color turned out so there's that at least. The rest of the card stayed super clean and simple with just a bit of the paper up top and a sprinkling of antiqued gold sequins. I like how this keeps Raven as the star of the show. :)     

Alrighty, I hope to see all of my crafty friends joining the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!
Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallics Cryogen white
paper- Crate
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Papertrey Ink Fine Linen
gold sequins
Simon Says Stamp stitched scallop border die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E53, E55
dress- R000, R30, R02, R32, R43, R35, R37, W2, E81, BG11, BG34
ribbon- R0000, RV0000, RV10, RV21, RV43
background- BG0000, BG10, 0, W00, W1, W2

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Hello there!

Today is day 1 of the January stamp release from The Greeting Farm... woot, woot! We have three clear stamp sets coming out this month and they are all amazing! Check out this mini Anya from the Mini Remix Balloons set that will be available for purchase on the 15th... isn't she just the cutest?! The set includes Anya, Ian and three fun balloon lettered sentiments along with some regular wording that can be mix and matched with them. For this colorful Valentine I paired Anya with the LOVE balloons and I also borrowed the U balloon from the HB2U stamp with a bit of selective inking. I stamped it a bit higher up so it looked like it had escaped her grasp and is floating away... oh dear!  :)

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see all of the amazing cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Mini Remix Balloons set and I shall see you back here tomorrow with more sneak peek fun!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Hero Arts
paper- Bella Blvd
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mini remix Balloons set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stitched mod square die
Doodlebug Sprinkles flowers
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E23, E57
clothes/balloons- C00, C1, C2, V01, V12, V15, V17, RV52, RV55, RV21, RV25, RV29, Y04, Y15, Y17
grass- YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17
trees- YG03, G43
sky- B00