Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Greeting Farm September Blog Hop!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s finally here…..RELEASE DAY for our new September stamps!! We had previews of these awesome stamps last week, and NOW they are available in The Greeting Farm Store. Because it’s Release Day we are having a BLOG HOP, where 1 lucky person will win this entire release! Here's my little card using the Let it Snow clear set!

For today's hop I thought I would take one of the super cute penguins from the 'Let it Snow' clear set and color him up with my copic markers. To me it looked like the little guy was out for a walk and slipped and fell on his little tooshie so I ran with the idea and drew a little ice-flow/glacier around the stamped image and colored it to resemble a glacier. To further emphasize his precarious predicament, I stamped and colored the little hat from the set and placed it crooked on his head covering up one eye to look as though when he fell his hat went askew. I think I had a bit too much fun with this set, but can you blame me? It's super stinkin cuteness! I used the sentiment from the Happy Winter clear set and mixed and matched the snowflakes from each set as well. The papers I used came from my stash and though you can't tell from the picture, this card is loaded with stickles and wink of stella bling! This little card is gonna make some sparkle lovin' soul very happy :D. I also popped the ice-flow up on a bit of  sticky back craft foam to give it a slight bit of dimension. Now it's time to pop along over to the next stop and check out the rest of this awesome hop. In case you didn't start from the beginning here's all the stops in order:


Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog and come back here to the TGF Blog to let us know you completed the hop. You have until Sunday, September 20th at 12pm CST to leave your comments below. We will announce our random winner on Monday, September 21st!

Friday, September 11, 2015

TGF Preview Day 3: Sing Hello

Last day of previews before the big blog hop! If you haven't been following along you can stop by The Greeting Farm's blog and start from the beginning of the previews to absorb maximum awesome adorableness! If you have been following along you know this is the last but not least set in the release (which will be in stores on the 15th!) Today's clear set is called Sing Hello and it may well be my favorite of all three!

I used a no line watercolor technique and my distress markers to give this little cutie pie a soft look. The papers I used are actually scraps of paper that I stamped the little stocking from the set in a repeating pattern and added shadows and light with my copic markers and a white gel pen. The candy cane striped paper was made by using a ruler, a versamark pen and white embossing powder, fun right?  The dies I used are spellbinders lacy circle and lala land crafts stitched circles. I used my TH spun sugar distress ink to ink around the edges of the die. The best part about these adorable little sets? I forgot to mention, they all come with their own dies, so no more fussy cutting! The sentiment I used is actually made up of two separate sentiments included in this stamp set, combined to make one adorable new sentiment that goes so well with this adorable kiddo. Remember, this is the last preview before the hop so keep an eye out on TGF's page for your chance to win the whole release during the blog hop!


Thursday, September 10, 2015

TGF Preview day 2: Let it Snow

Can you feel it guys? The excitement in the air, the buzz that comes knowing winter is only a hop skip and a jump away? Can't stand the wait? Well I've got great news, another wintery preview and the best news is that you won't even need to wait till Christmas to get your hands on these awesome little clear sets. Excited yet? Well wait no longer, here's my preview for you guys of the new Let it Snow Clear set from The Greeting Farm!

Isn't this little polar bear just the cuddliest thing you've ever seen? I wanted to keep his coloring soft so I pulled out my distress markers and watercolored this little guy. After adding a bit of diamond glaze to the cocoa in his cup and his adorable little pink nose I decided something was missing still. I stamped a little hat from the same set onto a small piece of watercolor paper, watercolored it with my distress inks also, fussy cut it out and adhered it with a dot of diamond glaze. As usual, I couldn't resist adding a bit of sparkly cheer, so I added stickles to the white parts of the little hat and my wink of stella brush pen for a subtle shimmer on his scarf. These new releases are seriously making me excited for the winter season, even though I actually HATE the cold, crazy huh? See you guys tomorrow for one last preview before the blog hop!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

TGF Preview day 1: Happy Winter

Hi there bloggers! It's that time again, time for a new release preview and as usual stay tuned all week for your chance to win the entire set! First up is this super fun set that gets me in the mood for hot chocolate and toasty warm flannel pajamas, the Happy Winter clear set from The Greeting Farm! This set comes with so many different pieces to mix and match and play around with, you can seriously get many different looks from this one set. For my card today I decided to forgo the adorable kiddos in their marshmallow jackets (part of the set) and go for a CAS card with no coloring GASP! No coloring? Yes even I must try something new. Besides, these kinds of cards are great for mass production when you want to make a bunch of cards but don't have much time!

I chose the two trees from the set and stamped them on a piece of bazzill heavyweight cardstock in the color marshmallow. I added a bit of sparkly green chevron cardstock from my scrap pile to the top and bottom to add a bit more character. The tall tree in the middle was stamped in Lilly Pad dye ink by Ranger and the smaller trees were masked off and stamped repeatedly in Electric Lime dye ink (also by Ranger) I used a small star from the set to stamp a yellow star at the top of my tree and added a bit of yellow stickles to make it sparkle. I also added some christmas red stickles to the heart shaped bulbs on the tree because I truly cannot help myselfe :D

Ok I know I said I decided to forgo using the adorable kiddos in the marshmallow jackets from the set but I just couldn't resist! Here's a quick book mark I whipped up using the same set! Enjoy!

Remember to pop over to the rest of the DT's blogs and check out their cute creations!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Splash Collection continued

Ok guys it was my little lady bug's first day of school and when I tell you I got no loves from my baby, who has never been away from mommy for longer than an hour or two even with daddy! She didn't give me a second glance when she hopped on her bus like a big girl. As much as I missed my little minions today I did enjoy the chance to craft without being disrupted for the first time in months, you guys are in for a treat for this month's release and that's all I'll say for now! Right now though, I want to get back to the splash collection and my mini notepads created with those adorable little merbeans. Today's mini notepad features little Sealia (Sea-Lia, get it? :D ) and boy is she a cutie

This fintastic friend was also colored up with my copic markers, like the other two so far, glittered up with diamond stickles and mounted on a stitched circle inked with pigment ink. I wanted her to look like she was inside a bubble and didn't want to overly decorate this notepad (It still needed to be practical for use) so I resisted the urge to cover the whole front in sparkly baubles and doodads. Instead I used one of the delicate words dies Smile (retired, sorry!) and a couple of doodlebug sequins. Like the others, I used a bit of matching baker's twine to secure the little notepad closed when not being used.
Three down and one to go right? See you guys tomorrow with one more notepad to complete the set!


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Farm Fresh First: Back to School!

Happy First of the month crafters! Ok I know, its not the first and I'm super late but I swear I have a legit reason for being soooo late but I have an adorable card along with an awesome project for the new September challenge, Back to School, over at The Greeting Farm to make up for my tardiness so hopefully you forgive me! I'll even show you my card before I explain, will that help? :D I knew you loved me!

SSSC Poppy

Isn't she adorable? Her name is Poppy and she's one of the adorable girlies I got from my last SSSC subscription (you can find out more about the SSSC here!). She's not available yet but should be soon so be on the lookout! Normally I have a horrible time with back to school challenges but this year I was prepared, armed with DCWV's Homeroom Stack dp, I was ready and up for the task of creating a fun back to school themed card! I colored Poppy using my copic markers on curious metalics cryogen white cardstock and used a sentiment from an older TGF stamp set, Creepin Kit (now retired). I chose this sentiment because a lot of time we are harder on ourselves than need be and sometimes we just need to be reminded that we totally rock, especially when it comes to academics.
Now on to my excuse! While school has already started in many places, my girls don't start school until next Tuesday. We've been in NY for a year and my girls have not needed a check up or gotten sick enough to see a doctor so I hadn't found a PCP for them (bad mommy, shame on me!) Well my baby girl starts school for the first time EVER and she needed her immunizations before she could start...unfortunately it was easier said than done. Turns out the pediatricians here will only give immunizations to your child if he or she is already a registered patient. So  after much searching and deliberation, I found an office nearby with glowing reviews and I was able to get both girls early morning appointments, one on the 31st and one on the 1st (annoying right? why not the same stinkin day?!) And though my card was ready waaaaay in advance, I was a bit preoccupied with getting my girls in school so it slipped my mind to schedule a post :( . Since you guys have been awesome enough to sit through my long winded excuses, here's my ultra mega awesome (to me anyway) bonus back to school project:

Jeremiah (Twisted Kit)

Ta Da! What is this amazing complex lookin thing-a-ma-jig? Its an easel card BOX! I used a little handsome guy from  The Greeting Farm's Twisted kit by the name of Jeremiah and more of that fab DCWV homeroom dp. Like it? I have a pic tutorial coming later next week so be looking out for it, along with the last 2 mini notepads using the splash kit cuties! Till next time