Friday, February 27, 2015

Day 3 Release Preview and a FFF!

Happy Farm Fresh Friday farmers! You know what that means, a new challenge and some good ol inspiration from TGF's fabulous DT. But wait, you're in for a double treat, two for the price of one because we also have our final release preview today too! So break out your ribbons and lace and get girly cause this week's FFF is Ribbons or Lace! I was super excited about the double day so I decided to double up and do two projects, one a bit different than a card. To show just how versatile TGF stamps are, I have a project to show you as well as a card. Ladies and gents, last but most certainly not least in line up full of regalia and charm, I give you the Dollie grown ups won't want to wait to play with, Dollie With Kitty

For the card I used some Bo Bunny paper from the Enchanted garden collection and colored Dollie up with my copics. to match the distressed look of the papers I used the deckled edge rectangles from spellbinders and inked it with some TH distress ink in the color Old Paper. Sticking with the Farm Fresh Friday theme of Ribbons or Lace I used a lacy doily paper punch and also a strip of purple ribbon. As mentioned, you can use either or you don't have to incorporate both but I thought they complimented each other so well. A few pearls and this card was good to go! I had so much fun figuring out how to color this stamp's curly locks and where the shadows and shine should lie. I don't think I've had that much fun coloring in my adult life! For my second project, I decided to give it an Alice in Wonderland look to fit my Queen of Hearts Frou Frou card from earlier this week, fun huh? I also used this as an excuse to give my prismas some exercise since I don't really use pencils. If you'd like to know how I created this ornament I will do a post explaining my technique pretty soon so say tuned! Now that you've had a look at my Dollies, don't forget to stop by The Greeting Farm and link up to play along and get some more inspiration from those gals on the DT. This release is so glam, I just know there's gonna be some midnight orders for this release on the 1st! See you guys tomorrow for the hop!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

TGF March Preview: HG Classy

Its Thursday farmer friends you know what that means, day 2 of previews! And Check out the new banner, isn't it gorgeous?! That's not the only thing new 'round here, have you seen today's preview over at The Greeting Farm? As always the upcoming releases are must haves and number two up in the Release Preview Lineup is a cutie you may recognize from her digi days. Now available in rubber, and ready for tea time, Miss HG Classy

Can you stand the cuteness?! Doesn't she look so elegant with her little hat and tea cup? I thought for such a delicate looking stamp I should use a delicate looking medium so on my first card I used my distress inks to watercolor HG Classy in a no line painting technique seen here. I loved the way the no line watercolored image looked so much that I decided to do a no line coloring with my copics as well for my second card. The papers I used are from DCWV and the flowers I ordered from I am Roses (used my distress markers and a water brush to dye the flowers). Have you checked out the rest of the projects from the DT? If not, head over to The Greeting Farm and see what those talented DT gals have to inspire you, see you there and remember, the March release will be available in the store Sunday, March 1st! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the final release preview and again on Saturday for the release hop!!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TGF Preview Day 1: Frou Frou Royal

Happy Hump day farmers! Today's a special treat, day one in the TGF March release preview and are you in for a "royal" treat! First up in the release is Ms Frou Frou Royal

As soon as I saw her, the first thought that came to mind was: Queen of Hearts! I've been in a really wonderland-ish mood lately (you'll see what I mean on Friday) and this stamp just screamed Queen of hearts so I pulled out my red and grey copics and went to town! I think she came out just fab and I'll admit she had me stumped for a while on what to do with her hair but in the end it came together wonderfully and a few choice dies were all I really needed to compliment this large stamp. I really can't wait to play with her again and I know you guys will love what the other gals have cooked up for inspiration so don't forget to head over to The Greeting Farm's blog and have a look! Remember, this entire release will be available for purchase Sunday, March 1st at the store. As usual though, before the official release, we're having a blog hop where one lucky winner will have a shot at winning the entire release!!! Be sure to stop by and leave all the ladies some love and I hope to see you guys there!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hanging Around

Hi guys, happy Tuesday! As usual I'm late to the party but this time around, its kind of my party, shame on me! Actually its a SOG kinda party and I've been on pins and needles waiting to tell you guys and the day is finally here. A few months back I mentioned an awesome surprise, that I was one of the lucky winners for the SOG digi me contest and they turned my idea board into a digi, cool right?! Well today's the day for the big reveal, without further ado, all aboard the Tobie train, WOOT WOOT!

Hanging Around Tobie

My stash of stamps (digi or otherwise) is seriously lacking in cute little boys to use and it seems that every time I get my hands on a "new" one, it's either retired or on its way out! With this little guy I get to be ahead of the curb because I was one of the first to receive it, even before it hit the store! I loved the playful gleam in Tobie's eyes so I decided to go with some equally as playful papers that I've had lying around for quite some time. It was so "boy" I couldn't resist pulling it out. Since I printed the image quite large I decided to keep the embellies simple, adding just a few enamel dots here and there so Tobie could shine. I inked around the edges with some blue pigment ink and added a bit of silver wink of stella to the bar he's hanging from. The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm Creepin Kit (retired). So what are you waiting for? This little guy is available today in the SOG shop, go grab him!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Farm Fresh Friday: Pinky Pink

Happy Farm Fresh Friday bloggers! Today I'm sharing with you guys a card that says a lot without saying much at all. What do I mean you ask? Well the other day my friends and I decided to be each others' Valentine since all of our husbands would be gone and we planned an elaborate girls day out including shopping and dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. We decided that our kids should look festive so we bought them all matching valentine-y outfits.... or rather we tried. Turns out Valentine's day is apparently only for girls, the boy's departments had NOT ONE single Vday shirt! We were so upset and went on a rant that ended in a fit of giggles from passers by which ended up making us laugh as well. Long story short, we settled on a nice red collared button down that her gorgeous little blue eyed son looked super handsome in, amid the girls in their various red and or pink ensembles, with the decision to teach him to be a true gentleman as well as cultivate an early love of V day ;) To celebrate our decision I used Heart Ian for this week's Pinky Pink Challenge

Heart Ian

Doesn't he look just dapper in that pink scarf? I've always loved the combination of pinks and blues and this seemed like a perfect time to pull out some cutesy heart paper and puffy heart stickers to match. I colored Ian with my copic markers and used my wink of stella brush pen to add some sparkle to the little heart he's carrying (and forced myself to leave it at that). The sentiment is from  The Greeting Farm's Flutter Heart clear set, stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. Since this is a guy card, I wanted to keep it simple so I refrained from covering it with sparkles and flowers and added a strip of blue paper to bring out the image and sentiment and really pop against the pink. Don't forget to swing by The Greeting Farm's Blog and see what awesome inspiration my DTeamates have for you and while you're at it, link up your best pink projects too! See you there,


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love this Digi!

Hi there bloggers! Long time no see right, or is it just me? I promise I'm working on getting back to blogging more often like I used to. I've noticed that I have a bad habit of creating projects and then forgetting to blog them and I've really been on a Valentine kick so this week (probably this month) will be mostly centered around that lovey dovey holiday! Still playing along with TGF's Roses are Red Farm Fresh Friday challenge theme, today's card features Valentine Anya digi

This is one of my absolute favorite digis and as I've said before, I wish and hope with fingers crossed that Marie will be kind enough to release her in rubber as well! I really had a lot of fun coloring her up with my copics and I can see a vast improvement with my hair coloring so practice really does make perfect! The sentiment is from the Dollie with Hearts set (now available in the store) and the heart dies are the Memory Box precious hearts die. The papers I used today are from the doodlebug designs sweetheart 12x12 kit and the little roses, I ordered from I am roses. I always buy different flowers in only white and then use my distress markers, copics, or twinkling H2Os to color them to match my projects. Whenever possible I try to save $$$ because card making gets expensive really quickly, especially with something new around every corner! What are some crafty money savers you use? See you guys soon!


Friday, February 6, 2015

FFF Roses Are Red (farm post)

TGIF farm friends, this week we have a "lovely" challenge, that is near and dear to my heart for you guys to play along over at The Greeting Farm and I seriously cannot wait to see what you guys come up with! This week's challenge theme is Roses are Red, how romantic right? As I mentioned before, Valentine's day is my absolute favorite holiday so the month of February may as well be Valentine's month in my book :D Since one of my absolute favorite crafty gals is the super talented Rosemary Bridges, its only fitting that I let one of her awesome picture frames inspire my project this week, themed after my favorite holiday. Check out my frame

50's Sweetheart Digi

I used so many random paper scraps I'd saved that I couldn't begin to tell you where they came from so I wont even try! The adorable image in the lower right corner is a digi available in the TGF Store called 50's Sweetheart and I love it! I've been practicing my coloring of hair especially and I think it really shows. I've also been experimenting with different color combos for skintones. The sentiments in the center are from various TGF sets and the flowers are from my stash, all heat embossed with white embossing powder. The gorgeous paper flowers are from and I used my distress markers to dye them the colors I needed to match my frame.All the different dies I used are from various companies, the heart and flourish are from Memory Box, the heart banner is from La La Land Crafts, and the butterfly is Joy! crafts. I hope this inspires you to join in the FFF fun at The Greeting Farm and let your inner cupid out! Stop by and see what inspiration the rest of the DT gals have and check out the rules for playing along.