Friday, April 20, 2018

Dang...

Hello again!

Yesterday I shared my card using the refined Taurus zodiac girl as is. Today I am sharing a different version of the stamp which I achieved by simply wiping the ink away from her horns before stamping and drawing the top of her head back in with a black Copic multi liner pen. This simple alteration easily transforms Taurus into a more generic but still down to earth Uptown Girl. With those wide leg pants that she is sporting I was getting a very 70s type of vibe from her. So I colored them in a nice denim and gave her shirt a pretty floral print in some mustard yellow and grey hues. I found the perfect paper scraps to match and when I came across this sentiment I knew I had to use it. Not only is the font kinda 70s-ish looking but the message totally suited her hand on hips attitude. I really, really love how this card came together! 
And in case you haven't noticed, there is a 20% off sale going on now through Sunday over at 7 Kids, you just have to type in April Showers at checkout. :)

Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (grey), Crate (yellow stripe)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Taurus), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Nuvo Crystal Drops oyster grey
Prima flowers
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E47, E59
clothes- B91, B93, B97, W00, W1, W5, W7, W9, 0, Y0000, E81, YG91, Y21, Y11, C0, C3, C5 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Make a wish...

Hey there! 

So I'm continuing on with my personal challenge to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls. Next up is Taurus and I had the perfect inspiration for her because my little sister, Jacque, is celebrating her birthday soon and she is the most Taurus like Taurus that I have ever met, LOL! She is stubborn and headstrong, sensitive and sweet. She can drive me crazy but I love her dearly. Taurus' signature color is mauve, the soft color of refinement and gentleness so I really ran with that monochromatic color scheme for this card. Again, the sentiment is a mix of stamps with the top being from the Papertrey Ink Stargazer sets and the Taurus description comes with Miss Taurus herself. Be sure to check back tomorrow when I share a card that I've made with an altered version of Taurus. I love the versatility of these stamps when you apply just a few small tweaks transforming them into everyday gals.  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Taurus), Papertrey Ink (star gazer and star gazer additions)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts ombre
Sakura stardust glitter pen
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things diagonal line stencil
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E57, E59
horns- E81, E84
clothes- R81, R83, R85, R56, RV99, E71, E74, E79, C1, C3, C5

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Party like a rockstar...

Olo!

Considering I made this card for the March TGF release I figured it was high time to share these fun rocker girls here on the ol' blog. When I first got my hands on Rockstar Anya 2 I knew that I wanted to pull the original Rockstar Anya out of my stamp stash and create a rockin' duo that would bring the house down with their epic awesomeness. I masked Rockstar 2 a bit so they could both fit comfortably on the stage and then got to coloring. I actually gave my fluorescent Copics quite the work out with these two so perhaps they were big in the 80s, LOL! I also wanted to create a spotlight effect behind them so I pulled out the Sun Ray stencil from Whimsy and used both black and yellow ink with it. I kinda wish I had reversed the ink placement so the narrower lines were the light but live and learn. All in all I had a lot of fun putting this one together.  :)

Later gators! 
   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Rockstar Anya and Rockstar Anya 2), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts ombre, Studio Calico lemon zest
Whimsy Stamps sun ray stencil
My Favorite Things speech bubble die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00,R20
hair- C5, C7, C10, FYG1, YG25, G07
hair- C5, C7, C10, FBG2, BG07, BG49
clothes- V04, V15, BV08, FRV1, RV06, RV09, T0, T1, T6, T10
guitar- Y06, Y15, FY1, Y00, B0000, B01
clothes- C3, C6, 100, B12, B16, B39, FYG1, FYG2, YG17
bass guitar- YR04, Y35, Y02, B0000, B01
stage- E44, E47, E49

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

May you find peace this day...

Hello, hello!

I've got a lovely little card to share today featuring this awesome digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called, Thinking of You. Being a huge animal lover, who spends most days taking care of dogs big and small, this image completely tugs at my heart strings. As soon as I saw this sweet pair of pals I knew that I needed to color them up into a special scene. Because of the light sun dress she is wearing I figured it would be somewhere warm and breezy, making the beach a total no brainer. So I set to work coloring in crashing waves and a rosy sunset for these two to call home. It really came together just how I envisioned it, which doesn't always happen so I am a happy crafter.  :)

Well I should get going, I have a live coloring video to get ready for later this morning over at the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. Pop by and say 'hi' if you can!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Thinking of You)
stamp- My Favorite Things (Peaceful Wildflowers sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Uniball Signo white gel pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04
hair- E70, E74, E77, E79
dress- YG00, YG91, YG93, YG21, Y11, R32, R14, E07
dog- W1, W3, E5, E7
collar- R32, R14, E07
sea- BG000, BG72, BG49, BG75
sky- R000, R00, Y0000
sand- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, W4

Monday, April 16, 2018

Fabulous...

Good morning!

I recently got my hands on the super cute Down on the Farm papers by Doodlebug and I knew just the gal to pair with them. This darling Rockabilly Gal from CC Designs has been waiting for her chance to get on a card and now was the perfect time. Her fun and flirty, down home look is ready to rock the farm in a big way. So I colored her up to match the bright colors and fussy cut her out. Then there wasn't much else to do but glue her on because the paper did all the work of setting the scene for me. Ya gotta love that, especially when your crafting time is limited. ;)

Alrighty, well thanks for stopping by. I'll see ya in 24!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Down on the Farm)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Rockabilly Girl and Rockabilly sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E25, E59
eyes- BG32
clothes- B93, B97, B99, C1, C2, Y11, Y13, Y17, V22, R24, R29

Saturday, April 14, 2018

May all your wishes come true...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new APRIL Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, SAVE THE DAY, introduced fairy-tale characters and scene elements. Next, we showed off some adorable singing monkeys in SING IT. And finally, we had some awesome mermaids and mermen in MAKE A SPLASH. All of the new stamps are perfect for your cards, journals/planners, gift packages, and scrapbook layouts.

To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 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. 

You have until Wednesday, APRIL 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.

Don't forget, we also released our new Faith stamp called PRECIOUS 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.

So because my first card using the Save the Day set featured the knight and his dragon buddy I thought it would be fun to focus on this pretty maiden and her castle for the hop today. I did a lot of masking with the trees to help push the castle into the distance, then I just colored in some rolling hills to help set the scene. By adding the wand to her hand she kinda gives off a fairy godmother vibe to me, thus the sentiment choice. ;)
Alrighty, well thanks for joining us and enjoy the hop!



Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Save the Day set), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop card die
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E15, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79
dress- RV10, RV14, C1, C2
flower garland/wand- C1, Y19, Y00, Y11
tulips- RV11, RV13, RV25, RV29, Y06, Y15, Y17
trees- E59, YG21, YG06, YG09, YG6, R000, R30, R32
castle- W0, W1, W2, W4, W7, BV20, BV23, BV25, RV10, E55
grass- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17
path- E41, E42, E43, E44
sky- Y000, Y00, BG0000, BG10

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Make a Splash...


TGIF my friends!

Well here we are at the third and final day of April previews for The Greeting Farm and we've got a great new set called Make a Splash that is perfect for the coming summer months. The set comes with two little mermaids and two mermen, a castle and treasure chest, as well as this dolphin, some fish and seaweed... everything you need to create a variety of under the sea scenes. For my first card I wanted to pair a couple of the mers with the dolphin and create an energetic scene of them leaping in and out of the water. All I had to do was wipe the ink away from the bottom half of the merman and dolphin leaping out and the top half of the dolphin diving back in. Then I colored the water up around them, leaving some white showing to create the splashing and illusion of motion. Once the scene was all colored I also added some white ink with my finger tip to bump up the foamy look. It was a fun challenge to tackle and I really love how it turned out. :)

Alrighty, you know what to do...  head on over to the TGF blog for even more Make a Splash 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 Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Make a Splash set), Lawn Fawn (set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Doodlebug sequins
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
Sharpie white marker
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl hair- Y15, YR16, YR09, E18
boy hair- T5, T7, T10, 110
girl fin/top- BG11, BG34, G16, V12, V15, V17
boy fin- YG11
dolphins- C1, C2, C4, C6
water- BG000, BG01, BG05, B18
sky- Y0000, Y000, BG000, C00, C1, 0