Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Greeting Farm NOVEMBER New Release Preview - Hello Gorgeous

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 Hi everyone! It's November and it's release time at The Greeting Farm! If you are a planner nerd, you are going to flip over this release. First up is a new set called Hello Gorgeous. Filled with adorable stamps like this cutie that I used in my Happy Planner. 


When I'm stamping in my planner, I usually use my colored pencils to color. I don't want to worry about bleed through. Sadly, I don't use them all that much so I'm a little rusty! 


There are also a lot of great icon stamps that you can use in your planners with all the in colored inks you might be hoarding if you're anything like me! LOL

Don't forget, we'll have a New Release Blog Hop on the 15th when 1 lucky winner will win all 3 new sets! Until then, be sure to to check out everyone's creations on The Greeting Farm Blog today using this stamp.


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Monday, October 30, 2017

The Greeting Farm FAITH October Release!

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Hi everyone! Welcome to another Faith collection release from The Greeting Farm! This month we have THREE new sets coming your way and I think you're going to love them. They are perfect for  bible journaling, prayer journals, cards and more. For my first bible journaling, I combined two of the stamp sets to create my page. I used Perfect In Him which features this GORGEOUS angel that is sized perfectly for the margins in your bibles along with the new set A Place For Me for the stars and clouds in the sky.

This whole chapter in Psalms talks about Praising the Lord and I took my inspiration for my page from verses 1-4:

1Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. 2Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. 3Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. 4Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.


I prep all my pages before starting whether I'm using watercolors or acrylics. I prefer Dina Wakley Clear Gesso right now whenever I'm going to watercolor and I prep both sides of the page before starting. I have found this really reduces the warping and wrinkling that can occur fro using a lot of water media on a page. For my background I used Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks. I stamped my angel first though and masked her with Molotow Masking fluid to protect her from all the background colors before coloring her with Jane Davenport Mixed Media watercolors. I really love how it all came together. For the bottom I used Thickcut Caps in a light grey ink and hand lettered Praise over top.



My second page features the new set Stay Salty. I am in LOVE with this set. As soon as I saw it I knew I would be journaling about Matthew 5:13 where Jesus talks about being the Salt + Light of this world. Immediately I thought about how all the colors combined create light as you would see through a prism (this may or may not have been influenced by a recent episode of Magic Schoolbus I watched with my kiddos but hey...) So I stamped the world and masked it again with Molotow Masking Fluid (which if you are wondering works great on a prepped bible page - I don't know that I'd want to try without having that layer of gesso protecting that thin page.)



For this page, I used Daniel Smith Watercolors entirely. I also sprinkled salt on the watercolor while it was still wet to emphasize that part in the verse and create texture in my background. I love how this turned out. This set would make a great set of encouragement cards as well. So many possibilities with the 3 new sets today! Be sure to check out The Greeting Farm Blog as well to see even more inspiration!


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge - Sweet Like Candy!

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Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!...

We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!


Our theme this week is SWEET AS CANDY as a starting point for your creation!!! I used Merry & Bright Birdies from this month's release - it fit perfectly with the little candy cane in her mouth and then I had the perfect pattern paper to pair with it! Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!! Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp for your chance to win.  You will have until October 27th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!

This week's Frugal Friday/Anniversary Specials are UP! There are 9 sets this weekend up for sale, this is a great time to knock a few sets off of your wishlists! We also have a special Game going on called, "While the Boss is Away..." Head over to our FB Friends page for the details and to play along!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it! Here is October's sketch...

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps OCTOBER New Release Preview - Reindeer Games


Welcome back to Day FOUR of our OCTOBER Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!...
Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is THIS AFTERNOON at 2pm EST on Facebook

Are you going to join in and help us celebrate ALL the new sets? Our last stamp set is from fabulous artist Becky Pearce!!! It's called REINDEER GAMES!


I'm sure you'll agree with me when I SQUEAL with delight at this adorable set! Think of all the quick and simple cards and tags you could design and all the fabulous scenes! So easy to add to scrapbook pages, pocket pages, bookmarks and lots more! It's totally up to YOU what you create! The set comes with main images, several accessory stamps and also some fun coordinating sentiments! There's a total of TWENTY cutie pie stamps!!!


It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Danielle ! And as always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for July! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??

All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of stunning creations to share with you today featuring the REINDEER GAMES! stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter EACH DAY OF THE PEEKS will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party this afternoon, so don't miss it!

Happy hoppin'!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Greeting Farm OCTOBER New Release Preview - Love It



Hi everyone! Today is our 3rd and final day of October previews at The Greeting Farm. This month is awesome and I love that we get another full size stamp with this new cutie called Love It. If you peek around at the other DT sneak peeks, you'll see that sometimes she has glasses and sometimes not. That's because the glasses are a cute accessory available in this set! 


Don't forget, we'll have a New Release Blog Hop on the 15th when 1 lucky winner will win all 3 new sets! Until then, be sure to to check out everyone's creations on The Greeting Farm Blog today using this stamp.

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Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps OCTOBER New Release Preview - Evangeline Angel

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Welcome back to Day TWO of our October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Did you love yesterday's peek?? So beautiful, right?! Well then you're going to love today's peek too because we've got another gorgeous ANGEL! It's EVANGELINE ANGEL!



I'm super excited to share this one because.....some of you have seen it already! That's because it was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set that was included in the Khristmas Kard Kit!!! So those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers and you'll get to see their creations today because they are our fabulous GUESTS!

This adorable new stamp set comes with one large main image and three fabby sentiments!!


I fell in Love with this stamp when I saw it. I kinda go CRAZY at Christmas time. It is my FAVORITE season ever and I love decorating our tree. I am pretty sure my hubby thinks I would hug our tree like this if I could. LOL This week's release inspired me to pull out some of my FAVORITE Christmas papers I've been hoarding by October Afternoon and it made me step out of the traditional coloring with these fun colors in the paper.


All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the EVANGELINE ANGEL stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY of the peeks this week! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!


Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Happy hoppin'!
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