Friday, March 23, 2018

Believe in the bunny...


I'm wrapping up this week's card creations with a whimsical Easter card featuring the new Fairy and Her Bunny stamp. I know I've said it before but I love, love, love these fairies! And even though it isn't a traditional Easter image I figured that she could be hanging out with that elusive Easter bunny. Because they are both sitting on a branch I was inspired to sketch in a tree for it to be attached to as well as a spring vista in the background. Then all I needed was the perfect sentiment to pull my vision all together. I'm going to enter this into the current "anything goes" challenge over at Whimsy Stamps so wish me luck! :)

Have a fun weekend my friends!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Curious Metallics Cryogen white
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Fairy and Her Bunny), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR15, YR27, E39
clothes- RV52, RV55, RV17, BV02, BV04, BV08, BV0000, BV00, E81, E84, E74, E77, C1, C2, 0
wings- B000, B00
flower- R81, R85
bunny- E50, E41, R30, R21
tree- E42, E43, E44
sky- B0000
background- G40, G43, G46, YG00, YG21, YG25, G29, YG11, G20, G21, G24

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Believe in your selfie...

Hello friends!

It's my turn to post over on The Greeting Farm blog and today I am sharing a positive and encouraging card that all of us can use and relate to from time to time. Text Me Anya, with her phone in hand, was the perfect girl to spread such self confidence and can-do spirit. There were a couple things from my crafty stash that I really wanted to pair up with Text Me and that was these fab Girl Squad papers from Pebbles, which included this smart phone print, as well as this fun sentiment stamp. Because that sentiment referenced taking a selfie I used my Copic markers to quickly sketch in a tiny version of Text Me Anya's face right on her phone screen. She may not have gotten her whole face in the shot but Anya is proud of who she is nonetheless. I pulled all the colors for her outfit from the striped paper and even colored and cut out an extra smart phone from the paper to accent and embellish the card. The end result is a clean and simple card design ready to send a little encouragement someone's way.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Girl Squad)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Text Me Anya), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico glass slipper
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00,R20
hair- E50, Y32, E33
clothes- R30, RV42, R32, C0, C2, G43, BG11, BG57, RV13, N7, G40, G43, YG97
phone- RV02, RV13, RV17

Happy Easter...


Can you believe it is already time for a new challenge over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page? The theme this time around is to use "sequins" and for me that meant putting together a fun shaker card. With Easter right around the corner I decided to ink up this yummy Bunny Cupcake stamp by Impression Obsession because it would be perfect in my shaker. I used the no-line coloring technique and even added Glossy Accents to the jelly beans to give them a shiny, smooth appearance. Then I masked it off and sponged on a pretty pastel background using the Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac oxide Distress Inks. I'll be honest, I resisted getting the oxides for a long time because I already have the original Distress Inks but these oxides go on so smooth... love 'em!

Now it's your turn to create something for our "sequins" themed challenge. As always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs and Kelly is adding fab new goodies every day!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories (Chloe's Closet)
stamps- Impression Obsession (Bunny Cupcake), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand, Versamark watermark clear, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide squeezed lemonade and shaded lilac
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Papertrey Ink scallop frame die
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
chocolate bunny- E34, E57, E49
frosting- E50, E40, E51, 0
jelly beans- Y000, Y02, Y08, RV10, RV13, YR21, YR04, V15, V17, BG10, BG13, YG00, YG03
flowers-  Y11, Y15, Y38,YG03, YG17
wrapper- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17
shadow- W0, W2, W4

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A fairy happy day...

Hello again!

I've got another card to share from last week's TGF release and it is going back to the Fairy Happy set. There is so much you can do with these tiny fairies but this little one with her back turned really caught my eye and I knew that she could carry a whole card design all on her own. So I perched her atop the sentiment that is included in the Fairy Happy set and masked a large circle behind her before inking the sky to create that large moon shining down. Next I grabbed the mushrooms from the Little Fairies set to help ground the sentiment and added strong shadows to sell the idea of moonlight streaming past them. I love the quiet and still mood that I ended up with. :)

Later gators!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Fairy Happy set and Little Fairies set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts purple and blue ombre
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
hair- V05, V09, BV08
dress- B52, B45, B99
wings- BG11
mushrooms- E81, E84, E87, BV02, BV04, BV08
shadows- W1, W3, W4 
moon- C0, C1, B32

Monday, March 19, 2018


Good morning!

I've got a quick card to share before rushing out the door this morning. I made this one for the Greeting Farm release last week and it features another one of the fun bunnies from the Enjoy set. As soon as I got the set this little gal looked like she was hopping along to me so I grabbed the Magical Friends set that has the hopping dots in it and added the motion to this simple scene. I also masked in that piece of carrot cake that she is carrying, I'm not quite sure if she is taking it to share with someone special or if she is running away to keep it all to herself. Either way she looks quite pleased with herself, LOL! ;)

Ok folks, gotta run... I'll talk at'cha later!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Enjoy set and Magical Friends set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts orange ombre
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Lawn Fawn stitched border dies
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
bunny- N0, N1, N3, N4, R30
cake- E55, E35, E50, YR04, YR68, YG17
plate- BG000
heart- RV21, RV13
shadow- W00, W1, W3

Friday, March 16, 2018

Hang in there...


Once again it is my turn to share some inspiration on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. This week I chose to ink up another cutie from Dreamerland Crafts called, Swinging Tire Fun. There isn't much that says nice weather has returned more than spending time swinging under a shady tree. This stamp was absolutely screaming for a scene considering the alternative would have left her swing just floating in space. It was a great excuse to practice my trees 'cause I still haven't mastered those quite yet. While I was coloring her up I had no idea what the sentiment would be and it wasn't until I had the scene complete that I was flipping through my sentiment binder and I came across the perfect saying. I love how it turns this sweet Swinging Tire Fun girl into an encouraging ambassador of happiness. :)

Ok then, there is still a week left to create something for our "anything goes" themed challenge and as always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store up for grabs. There is also a special St. Paddy's Day sale going on now and all you have to do is type in LUCKYME at check out for 27% off your entire purchase!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Swinging Tire Fun), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Doodlebug baker's twine
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop card die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25
dress- B0000, B000, B32, Y04, Y15, Y38, YG03, YG25, C2
tire swing- T4, T5, T6, T8, E43, E44
tree- YG00, YG03, YG06, YG17, E84
background- YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, G05, G07, G29, E30, E31, E33, E84
sky- B0000, B000

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A fairy nice day...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new MARCH Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we took you to the land of fairies with Fairy Happy and Fairy Garden. And who could pass up the cute, adorable bunnies from the Enjoy set. Then of course, you gotta be able to rock out from time-to-time with the fabulous Rockstar Anya 2. 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 4 sets!! Pretty awesome! 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, March 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner next week.

 TGF Design Team:








Don’t forget 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 now along with their coordinating dies HERE.
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.

Hi there and thanks for joining us on the hop. For my card today I really wanted to play with these tiny fairies from the Fairy Happy and Fairy Garden sets once more. This time around I envisioned them frolicking among a blooming flower garden so I grabbed the His Love and In Christ I Am stamp sets because the florals in both of those are just fantastic. It took some time masking in all those fairies but in the end it was so worth it. As I started adding color to the fairies and the flowers the card really came to life and turned out even better than I had imagined it. Now I want to plant some wildflowers in my yard in hopes that I might find a little magic added to my daily life as well. ;)

Thanks for dropping by and have fun hopping!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Fairy Happy set, Fairy Garden set, His Love set, In Christ I Am set and Little Fairies set
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico lime light and Hero Arts ombre
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
skin- E21, E34, E57, R20
hair clockwise from flying fairy
YR31, E33, E35
E44, E47, E49
E08, E19, YR15
C5, C8, 100
E44, E47, E49
YR31, E33, E35
C5, C8, 100
E08, E19, YR15
E55, E35
dresses clockwise from flying fairy
Y11, Y21, Y23
BV02, BV04, BV08
B01, B04, B37
YG21, YG25
BG11, BG13, BG15
RV14, R17, R29
RV55, RV66, RV69
Y17, YR04, YR09 
sky- B0000, B000
flowers- Y06, Y38, YR04, YR07
RV14, RV25, Rv29, Y15, E97, E25, E29
YG00, YG03, YG17
V04, V09, Y02, Y00, Y17
RV02, RV13, RV21
Y00, Y38, YR18