Friday, January 19, 2018


TGIF everybody! 

I've got one final card to share from the Greeting Farm January release and it may just be my personal favorite. Yes, it's another little piggy from the super cute Hogs set... what can I say, these stamps really got my creative juices flowing! As soon as I saw this guy with his round belly stuffed full of treats I knew that the Bakery set would be making an appearance once again. I wanted this card to look like Mr. Piggy has taken the whole 'treat yo self' idea just a bit too far when he decided to sample the entire bakery. Though I can't say that it looks like he regrets that decision one bit, LOL! I can't even tell you how happy it makes me to mix old and new stamp sets, giving them both a new spin... love it!

Well, another weekend is upon us. I hope yours is sunnier and warmer than mine is supposed to be... I am SO ready for spring! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hogs set, Bakery set, SSS Mini Pony Party set), Neat and Tangled (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts pink ombre
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Copic markers:
pig- YR0000, YR000, YR00, E21, R01, R02
bow tie and boots- BG02, B06, B28
bakery case- C00, C1, C3, B000
sweets- E30, E31, RV42, E50, E53, Y11, E57, E59, E40, E41, E55, E07, R27, RV14, RV21, RV13, YG23, YG17, B04, B06, RV66, RV69, BG10, BG11, Y21, R46
floor- C0, C1, C7, C9

Thursday, January 18, 2018



I've got a couple extra cards that I made for the Greeting Farm during previews last week and I will finally be getting around to sharing them here. This cute little Ian is from the new Mini Remix Balloons set which is also available in the 7 Kids store. I paired him up with the HB2U balloon sentiment that comes with the set and then had to think about where I wanted him to live. Because Ian is sitting I decided to color in a front stoop for him to be resting on. Confession time... I was sitting in bed watching a movie while I colored this up and at the time I felt like it was all going quite well. It wasn't until I went to add the finished image to the card that I realized just how wonky my line work on that porch and house siding got. It looks like the whole house is sliding downhill, LOL! C'est la vie... at least now I know that coloring is an activity best left to my desk. ;)

Okey dokey, I'm outta here. Have a good one!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories (Just Chillin')
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mini Balloons set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched square die
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set1
Doodlebug twine
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E47
clothes- B93, B95, B97, B99, YG91, G21, YG99, E27, E29, Y35, YR16, YR68
balloons- Y35, YR16, YR68, E08, Y18, YG00, YG21, FYG1, FYG2, B21, B93, B97, YG97, YG99
background- W00, W1, W2, E81, E84, E23, E25, Y26, T8, YG03, YG95

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You're a Doll...

Hey there!

I'm returning to a more wintery card today featuring the darling Shopping Makes Me Happy stamp from Dreamerland Crafts. As much fun as I've been having coloring in forest and landscape type scenes for my stamped characters I thought that this image provided a new challenge for me to tackle. Truth be told, the idea of sketching in the more structured lines of store fronts made me quite nervous. But I was inspired by Sandy Allnock and her scenery skills give me the courage to try too. In the end it isn't perfect and there are things I will do different next time but I have to remind myself that all the little flaws I see don't matter because the buildings aren't the star of the show, that beautiful stamp is! All you really notice is her taking a stroll on a sunny winter's day. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Shopping Makes Me Happy), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax
Nuvo glitter snow
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y35, YR27, E18
clothes- E40, E41, E42, BG90, BG70, BG72, BG93, BG78, B93, B95, B99, E27, E57, E49, E23
pram and teddy- W2, W4, W6, C2, YG93, YG97, BV000, BV00, BV11, BV08
buildings- E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, C1, E44, E47, W2, W4, W8, E40, E41, E81, E84, E50, YG97, G99, C3, BG93, BG99, E13, E17, E18
sky- B0000, BV000, Y000
snow- BV000, BV00, B000, B21, C0, C3

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rainbows and sunshine...

Hello, hello!

I'm here today with my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. For today's card I couldn't help but ink up another one of the new Whimsy fairies. This beauty is called Fairy Wishes and with that fun pose I could just envision her flying through the air. This lead to me getting a bit carried away with the background scene. The inspiration came from the scenery around my home, minus our current snow. First came the mountains, then the lake and trees. Then when I came across this great sentiment I had to finish the whole thing off with a magic rainbow. I love how high in the sky it looks like she has flown.     

Alrighty, well there is still plenty of time to make a card for the January 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. With Kelly heading to Creativation this week there will be loads of new goodies to spend that $20 gift certificate on!
Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallics Cryogen white and Bazzill
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Fairy Wishes), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YG00, YG03, YG95, YG97
clothes- RV52, RV55, Y000, Y15, Y17, YG0000, G20, C2, 0, Y02, RV09
wings- BG10, Y0000
rainbow- R14, YR16, Y08, YG25, B16, V09, 0
background- E30, E42, G40, G43, G07, YG09, YG67, YG25, G29, W0, W1, W2, W4, W6, B000, B21, BG53, B26
sky- B0000, B000, 0

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Light and bright...

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JANUARY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Today, we released 3 new sets, Mini-Remix Balloons, Hogs, and This Week. 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 Friday, January 19th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner over the weekend.

TGF Design Team:








Don’t forget you must leave a comment on each blog listed 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 to see more inspiration.

Ok, so remember when I mentioned last week how well the new Hogs set mix and matched with older TGF stamps? Well I've used five different sets to create this sunny meadow scene. There are so many great little accessory images to be found when you really stop and look. For this card I did the masking technique to combine the tree stump from Cuddly Thanks, the flowers and butterflies from Be a Unicorn, the mushrooms from Little Fairies, Miss Piggy from Hogs and the sentiment from the Mega Mini Lift Off set. I love how all of these small stamps can come together to make a big impact on a card. :)
Alrighty, I won't keep ya any longer... have fun on the hop!!! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hogs set, Cuddly Thanks set, Be a Unicorn set, Little Fairies set and Mega Mini Lift Off set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop rectangle die
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
pig- YR0000, YR000, YR00, E21, R01, R02
boots- RV02, RV04
stump- E31, E34, E44
grass- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, sky- B0000, B000
trees- YG67
mushrooms- E81, E84, 0, R24, R29
flowers- Y15, Y17, YR04, RV21, RV14, V04, V06, Y18, Y17, Y35

Thursday, January 11, 2018



Well here we are at the third and final day of January previews for The Greeting Farm. If you are a planner gal then you are going to love today's stamp set. It is called This Week and it comes with a bunch of fun stamps that will help cheer you on through every day of the week! Being a card maker who hasn't yet delved into the whole planner thing, I was still able to find a lot to love and have fun getting crafty with in this stamp set. I especially love the peppy little cheerleader and her crazy critter fans. I got the idea to create a bleacher full of the critters behind her as she cheered so out came my handy roll of masking tape. By stamping the cheerleader and her speech bubble first and masking them off I could then stamp and mask the three different rows of critters as high as I liked. The scene now filled up most of the rectangle I had die cut out, adding a big impact to the front of my card. :) 

Alrighty, you know the drill... be sure to head on over to the TGF blog for even more This Week cuteness from the Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase on the 15th!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (This Week)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1 and 2
Doodlebug Sprinkles stars
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR24, YR27, E39
clothes- RV02, RV04, RV09
critters- YG00, YG03, YG25, BG11, BG23, BG07, RV10, RV13, R24, R29, R20, Y06, Y17, YR04, V15, V17, B24, B28, YG17, RV04, RV09, Y21, Y26, RV21, RV23
stands/grass/sky- E31, E33, E35, YG03, YG17, YG67, B000

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Celebrate your birthday...

Hello, hello!

Are you ready for day two of the January Greeting Farm release previews? Today we are going hog wild with the Hogs mini stamp set. This little set includes four of the cutest pigs you ever did see, a sentiment and some tiny hearts. Now, while the set may be small, as I started playing with these cuties I quickly realized that they mix and match beautifully with a number of other Greeting Farm clear sets making for numerous whimsical scenes. In fact I've made two other cards showcasing this and I will be sharing them here in a few days. But for now I wanted to show how great these piggies are all on their own. For this sweet birthday card I stamped the sitting pig in desert sand then masked her off before stamping the pig with the balloon in desert sand too, this gives the illusion that he is standing behind her just a bit. Then I did some no-line coloring on them and colored in a simple pastoral scene as well. The result is a bright and cheery birthday vignette that is sure to make someone smile. :) 

There is plenty more Hogs inspiration to be had over on the TGF blog and I promise you won't want to miss the fun and fabulous creations my fellow Farmers have made.
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hogs set and Enjoy and Celebrate set)
ink- Memento desert sand and Papertrey Ink soft stone
The Greeting Farm celebrate die
Lawn Fawn scallop rectangle die
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die
Doodlebug sequins
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
pigs- YR0000, YR000, YR00, E21, R01, R02
balloon- Y000, Y04, Y02
boots- Y04, Y15, Y17
bow tie- YG03, BG15
boots- RV02, RV06, RV09
flower- C1, Y15, Y17 
cupcake- RV000, RV21, RV13, E57, E49
sky- BG0000, BG000
grass/trees- YG21, YG03, YG93, G43