Tuesday, December 15, 2015

TGF Release Day!

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s finally here…..RELEASE DAY for two of our Super Secret Stamp Club stamps: Willow and Ezra as well as a totally owl-mazing clear set, Owl Yours! You've seen the previews and teases all week long and I'm sure you can't wait to get your hands on these. in honor of this awesome release, I created a treat box using the Owl Yours set:

Owl Yours Clear Set

Isn't this little guy just handsome? I'm in the process of making tags for Valentine's day goody bags using this handsome fella and his cutie pie counter part. Originally the plan was to make lots of mini pizza boxes and use those for Valentine's until I realized I'd have to make 40! As fun as that would be to say that I completed such a large project, life tends to happen (especially with the hubby not here for help) and things get put off. Nope, instead I purchased some cellophane treat bags in red and white and some red and white bakers twine to take some of the stress off of myself. They're going to be gorgeous, so keep an eye out for that project coming soon!

 All of these are now available in The Greeting Farm Store but hurry, I just know they'll go fast cause after all, who doesn't love a new stamp or 2...or 3 I know I do!  Like winning free stuff? Well guess what? here’s your chance!! We are having a OWL YOURS BLOG HOP! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then head back  to the TGF Blog to let us know you completed the hop. You have until Friday, December 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments below. We will announce our random winner next week!

TGF Design Team:

Get Hopping!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Farm Fresh Challenge

Happy 1st of December! You know what that means right? Yes, that's 24 days till Christmas! I know I should be excited but this post is bittersweet. This is the last Farm Fresh Challenge that I'll have the pleasure of being on The Greeting Farm's design team and inspiring you guys to join in and play along :( Although I'm sad that my term is coming to an end, I know that TGF likes to give other farm friends a chance to shine and be part of a great team. Without TGF changing things up, I never would have had the opportunity so I'm thankful from the bottom of my crafty little heart :D

For December's Farm Fresh Challenge the Theme is Christmastime! So for my card today I decided a sweet treat would be a perfect way to start my countdown to Christmas so I paired my totally cute new Christmas papers with the adorable clear winter sets Sing Hello and Happy Winter, released this year from The Greeting Farm.

Sing Hello, Happy Winter

I stamped one of these cuties once on my paper and then again on a sticky note so that I could use it to mask of my original stamped image. I inked up another two of those adorable winter cuties and stamped them on either side with the mask in place so that the center image would appear to be standing in front. I colored each with my copic markers and fussy cut the group image out. I mounted them onto my card front using foam dots. The sentiment also came from the Happy Winter set. To finish the look I used my martha stewart alpine snowflake punch on a scrap of kraft cardstock and used a little diamond stickles and a pearl in the center.

With Christmas fast approaching, this challenge was so much fun I can't wait to share my next holly jolly project, its gonna be great so keep an eye on The Greeting Farm's page this month, all of us DT ladies have some great inspiration to get you in the holiday spirit! See you guys soon!


Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Greeting Farm November Release!!!

IT'S RELEASE DAY!!!!! If you couldn't tell by the title, ooor the fancy banner up yonder ;)
That's right, you know what day it is, the day where all those adorably awesome stamps that we teased you guys with previews of are finally available in The Greeting Farm Store. And because it’s Release Day we are having a BLOG HOP, where 1 lucky person will win this entire release!

Sorry my post wasn't up by midnight guys, My oldest gremlin had an award ceremony I attended Thursday afternoon. Needless to say, visiting an elementary school during flu season on a rainy windy cold day was just asking, no, begging to get sick. All the hand sanitizer in the world couldn't have saved me from the last few days of fever, sore throat, stuffy nose, and an assortment of other unpleasantries. I spent yesterday asleep on the couch, waking only long enough to feed the kiddos and returning to my nest of blankets on the couch :D By the time I remembered my hop post wasn't up, it was already 6 a.m.! Lucky for me, my card was already complete!

So for my blog hop card I wanted to use both the Lucky Dogs and Purfect Cats clear sets. These two sets work great together and with the right amount of masking, they stack wonderfully together for tons more fun and many more combinations! I stamped and masked and stacked all of my cuties in tuxedo black memento ink. Next I colored them all up using my trusty copic markers. Of course the top dog had to be the little Pomeranian looking stamp, they are the best breed in the world...of course I could be a little biased (especially since my favorite dog ever was my little pomeranian, Piggy :D). I went back in and added a collar with a little rhinestone much like the one my beloved little ankle biter used to wear. After fussy cutting them out, I mounted them to my card front using foam dots. I also stamped the little water bowl directly onto the card front and colored it with my copics as well as adding a little wink of stella for a hint of sparkle. Deciding the card was still missing something, I took one of the accent stamps from the clear sets, a little arrow, and stamped a repeating pattern on either side in the same tuxedo black I used for my other images. I finished the look off with a little bling by using a few doodle bug sequins and bakers twine bow. Don't forget, when you leave here be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as you complete the hop. End at TGF Blog page to let us know you completed the hop for your change to win the entire release! So what are you waiting for? Get hopping!

TGF Design Team:

We’ll have more inspiration in the upcoming week using these awesome new stamps!  Don’t forget you have untilWednesday, November 18th, 12pm CST to leave your comments below.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Release Preview: Day 3

Yep bloggers it's that time again, another awesome preview for The Greeting Farm! So far pretty great right? Well today's 3rd and final preview is no exception, today I give you my favorite of the entire release, Anya Nerds Out:

For a sassy girl as adorkable as Ms Anya, I knew right away that I wanted her on a bookmark. The papers I used are from a DCWV pad called the Homeroom Stack and I feel like these papers were just made for Anya! Doesn't she look sheekly geek in her argyle print skirt and leg warmers? And the sentiments that come along with this little lady are to die for, seriously super cute! I confess having a hard time trying to decide which of the sentiments I wanted to use, they're all fabulous! And I can't wait till next year to do a back to school challenge using this set!!! This set was heaven sent because I can never find a good stamp or stamp set to use for the back to school challenges so every year since I've been making cards I always find myself scrambling and improvising to make something work. I stamped Anya onto my cryogen white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink. Of course I pulled out my trusty copics to color up this cutie, with a little dazzle of diamond stickles here and there for a little sparkly accent. I also stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black (though I played around with the idea of different colors too). Anya Nerds Out was the perfect missing addition to my collection and I know you guys can't wait to grab her from the store on the 15th. Not convinced you NEED this stamp set yet? Well stop on by The Greeting Farm and see what the rest of the ladies on the design team have come up with for your viewing pleasure!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TGF November Release Preview: Day 2

Welcome back for day 2 of this month's new release previews with none other than The Greeting Farm! If you're a dog person like me then I know you positively adored yesterday's preview, weren't they just DOGgone cute? (I soooo couldn't help myself :D) Now, if you're a cat lover, don't fret 'cause we're not done yet, believe me when I tell you this next set is definitely the cat's pajamas! Tired of my silly puns and word play? Well wait no longer, here for another dose of adorable, the new clear set 'Purfect Cats'

Now I gotta admit, this card had me a bit stumped because I'm not a big cat person so I didn't have much to go on while I was coloring this lazy little furball, but that didn't stop me from trying! I love the way she looks so pleasingly plum lounging with a happy little smile that practically sighs that there's nowhere in the world she'd rather be than here on this card telling you how much she adores you (except for maybe in your lap!). This cute kitty is just one of three in the set and I'll admit, they've won even the heart of this dog lover! I stamped and colored little miss kitty with my copic markers (W3-W9) on a piece of curious metallics cryogen white cardstock. Normally you can't see the irridescent shimmer of this paper so well but I guess the grey copics just bring out the best in this paper! Seriously don't you just love how sparkly my little kitten came out! There's lots more creativity with kitties going on over at The Greeting Farm's blog so be sure to stop by and feast your eyes on what the rest of my teamies have come up with! Remember, this set as well as the rest of the sets in this month's release will be available in the store on November 15th!