Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Count your rainbows...

Hey there!
It's the 21st and that means it is time for a new challenge to begin over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. The theme this time around is rainbows, which you can interpret in many different ways on the card or project that you create. My fellow teammates are sharing loads of brightly colored inspiration in the Facebook group that is sure to get your creative muse going, so check that out. Also, why wouldn't you want to join the fun when there is a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store! ;)
For my inspiration card today I've inked up another sweet fairy from the Greeting Farm Sparkle kit. These darling Beans steal my heart every time, I mean just look at that cute little belly, LOL! I paired her up with this rainbow die from my stash and colored it with Copic markers as well to make it nice and bright. I kept the rest of the card stark white so the main elements would really pop.  
Ok then, I hope to see all my crafty friends joining the creative fun over on Facebook soon. 
Laters!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Sparkle kit), Inkadinkado (Kid Quotes sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Papertrey Ink rainbow die
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV13, BV08, BV29
eyes- B05, BG000
clothes- R14, R29, YR04, YR18, Y02, Y17, Y35, YG00, YG17
feathers- B01, B14, B37, B16
rainbow- R14, R17, R29, YR04, YR07, Y35, Y17, Y08, Y02, YG00, YG03, YG17, G07, BG05, BG07, B06, B18, B66, B79, V05, V09

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

My happy place...

Hello, hello!

Over the next couple weeks I will be catching up in posting some of the extra cards I made during the February Greeting Farm release. Today I've got another card using the super adorable Snuggle is Real set which is also now available at 7 Kids as well. I thought it would be fun to have this little gal and her bulldog pal visiting their happy place, the local dog park. So I pulled out the Main Street set and used the brick wall and a portion of the wrought iron fence to create the park enclosure. The rest of the scene was finished by sketching in the trees and background using my Copic markers. I also grabbed a sun ray stencil for the card base and had my first go at using Tim Holtz oxide ink and boy does it go on smooth. I like how those sun rays seem to up the happy on this card. :)

Well, thanks for stopping by today and I will see ya tomorrow!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Heidi Swapp
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Snuggle is Real set and Main Street set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, grey flannel and desert sand, Tim Holtz Oxide squeezed lemonade
My Favorite Things sun stencil
My Favorite Things stitched dome die
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E34, E57, E04, R20
hair- C4, C7, C9
dress- Y02, Y15, Y19, Y17, BV000
glasses- C2, BG000
bulldog- E40, E42, E13, E35, W6
path- E42, E43, E31, E33, E35
grass- YG01, YG03, YG25
sign- C1, C4
trees- R01, R30, RV42, R83, YG05, YG09, YG17, E25

Monday, February 19, 2018

An egg-stra special day...

Good morning!

I got a bit ahead of myself and made my first Easter card of the year. I was feeling all optimistic for spring until we got more snow dumped on us this weekend and now I'm not feeling quite so hopeful. But I guess I can enjoy sunshine and green growing things on my cards while I trudge through the cold and snow in real life. Anywho, I really wanted to ink up this oldie but goodie My Little Bunny stamp from CC Designs and make a quick and cute card. So I did just that and even pulled out some old papers from my beloved October Afternoon stash and put them to use. It's fresh and fun for the Easter holiday without being overly pastel and frou-frou.

Well, time for me to get myself ready for work. Have a good one!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Woodland Park)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals My Little Bunny), The Greeting Farm (Eggstra Special sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle die
enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E53, E55, E57
clothes- T5, T7, T9, BG01, BG07, BG18, E40, E41, B37, B39, B99, W2
bunny- E50, E51, E53, R30
basket/eggs- E30, E31, E33, Y04, Y15, Y00, YG67, BV20, RV42, YR02, BG53, B12, V15, C2
sky- B0000, B000, 0
grass- YG21, YG17, YG97

Friday, February 16, 2018

You make life an adventure...

TGIF everybody!

I've got a card today for 7 Kids and boy did I have fun with this one! This week I got my hot little hands on the brand new Adventure Prince and Magical Princess sets from CC Designs and I couldn't wait to create a fantastical scene with them. I pictured these two cuties playing in the woods outside their castle so I grabbed these birch tree stamps from my stash and did a bit of masking to make it all happen. It sure looks like they are having a wonderful time together. :)
Have you joined us on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group yet? It is such a positive and supportive group of fellow crafters with new challenges hosted every two weeks. There is still time to create a card or project for the current "anything goes" challenge and the prize is a $20 gift certificate to the store. Hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful weekend my crafty friends!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Adventure Prince set and Magical Princess set), Studio Calico (birch trees)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico lime light
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things banner die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
princess
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y23, E33, E35
dress- RV21, RV23, RV14, RV25, RV29, RV34
prince
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E25, E29
clothes/sword- W5, W7, W9, YG03, YG95, YG99, E31, E57, E49, B23, B37, B39, C2, C4
stick horse- W1, W3, E37, E44, E47, BG02, B04
castle- N0, N2, N4, E55, E57, BV20, BV23, BV25, YR31, B000, B02
trees- E40, E42, BV20, YG03, YG17
grass- YG21, YG03, YG25, YG17, G94
sky- B0000


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

End of the earth for you...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new FEBRUARY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Today, we released 3 new sets: Snuggle Is Real, Pretty Kitty, and How Rawr You! 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 Sunday, February 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner next week.

TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Don’t forget you must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog 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 the TGF blog for more inspiration.

I thought it would be fun to color a few of the dinosaurs from the How Rawr You set into a dry, desert cave scene that was inspired by a card Sandy Allnock shared on her Instagram last year. It was a great challenge layering color after color to create the rocks and dirt and I'm very happy with the end results. For the dinos themselves I went back to my childhood and colored them like the dinosaurs from the Land Before Time cartoon. So we've got Spike, Chomper and Cera watching that falling star from their safe hideaway. ;)
 
Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (How Rawr You), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp), Sugar Pea Designs (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
stegosaurus- YG21, YG23, YG67, G99
triceratops- Y11, Y15, Y17, BV20, BV23, C2
tyrannosaurus- BV11, V25, V28, BV08
comet- Y04, Y17, R14, Y35
cave- Y35, Y38, YR04, YR68, R08, E19, E18, Y17, YR23, YR24, BV20, BV25, BV29
sky- Y0000, Y00, Y11, Y02
terrain- BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV20, BV23, BV13

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I lava you...

Hi there!

Here we are on the third and final day of February previews at The Greeting Farm before the big release tomorrow night. This one will have you rawring with delight because the dinosaurs are marching onto the scene. The new set is called How Rawr You and it includes five fun dinos, three sentiments, a couple trees and other accessories for scene building... including a volcano! For my card today I put together a little scene using the stegosaurus along with the volcano, the leaf and the egg all stamped repeatedly. The sentiment is not from this set but since today is Valentine's Day I just had to use it.  

Don't forget to hop on over to the new TGF blog to see all of the delightful dino cards from my fellow Farmers using the new How Rawr You set. And I will see you back here tomorrow for the release day BLOG HOP where you could win this entire release!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
wood veneer paper
stamps- The Greeting Farm (How Rawr You set), Sugar Pea Designs (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts dolphin ombre
My Favorite Things stitched arch frame die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
stegosaurus- BV20, V20, V25, V28, BV29
eggs- BV0000, BV01, BV02
leaves- YG03, G07, G29
grass- YG03, YG25, YG17
mountains/volcano- E71, E74, E77, B0000, YR31, R05, Y13
sky- B0000, B00, Y00, Y11, Y13, YR31, BV31, BV02


Monday, February 12, 2018

A day spent with you...

Hello friends!

It's preview day 2 of the February stamp release from The Greeting Farm. We have three clear stamp sets coming out this month and all you animal lovers out there better get your wallets ready, LOL! Today the cats are ruling our world with the fabulous Pretty Kitty set which will be available for purchase on the 15th. These mini stamps include four little gals and their pretty kitties along with a few extra accessories and sentiments that make this not just great for cards but planners too. So while my card yesterday may have been inspired by my work, today's card is inspired by my time at home. I adore my kitties and they fill my heart and home with so much love. I thought it would be fun to take three of the girls from the Pretty Kitty set and color them up to look like the same girl and kitty just at different points of the day. To really sell this idea I die cut three rectangle strips and colored in a morning bedroom on one, an afternoon living room on the next and finished it up with a late night snack in the kitchen. I love how the card ended up kinda looking like a comic strip once I put them all together.

Now be sure to head on over to the new TGF blog to see all of the feline fun from my fellow Farmers using the new Pretty Kitty set and I shall see you back here tomorrow with more sneak peek fun!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Pretty Kitty set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug Smitten Kitten shaped Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E33, E35
outfit 1- B01, B04, B12, B21, B24, B28
oufit 2- RV11, RV13
outfit 3- Y04, Y17
kitty- N0, N3, N5, N8, N10
fish- Y38, YR04, YR07
morning bedroom- Y00, Y02, Y04, B0000, BG10, BG11, E42, E43, E44, E81, W1, YG11, YG41, G43, BG02, BG70, BG72
afternoon living room- BG53, B02, 0, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, YR30, YR31, R81, R83, W1
evening kitchen- B63, BV25, BV29, W1, W3, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C6, YR21, YR12, YR27, E42, E43, E44, E47