Monday, July 24, 2017

SugarPea Designs JULY Guest Designer - Pucker Up!

**As a Guest Designer for SugarPea Designs, I received product in exchange for my posts. This post may also contain affiliate links when possible at no cost to you. Clicking on these links helps me continue to bring you great content and I thank you for your support!**


Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be sharing another post with you this month as a Guest Designer for SugarPea Designs. I absolutely adore the Pucker Up stamp set from the June Release. With all the fun little images, I was thrilled to have the matching SugarCut Dies to work with as well and created an easy set of notecards with my favorite technique for creating backgrounds with Distress Oxide inks. 


To see more pictures of these cards and how I created them, please hop on over to the SugarPea Designs Blog right now and leave me some love over there so I know you visited! ;) I also created a start to finish process video for this so you can see them all come together. You can check it out here on my blog below or head over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe so you don't miss any future videos as well.




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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dina Wakley Media Show Us Your Media Challenge - What is your why?


Hi Everyone! Dina Wakley started a new challenge last month and I used the prompt to create this page yesterday. The prompt for the first challenge was to journal about your Why...why do you create, why do you make art, art journal, etc. My reasons are simple: to relax, get out of my head (although being IN my head all too often means I don't even sit down to create art but when I do...), release stress, have fun and it makes me happy. When I sit down and start adding paint, color, texture, stamps, etc to an art journal page or canvas...I am truly in my happy place.

I actually filmed my process as well because that is part of what makes me happy - sharing what I do and my process with you. I haven't been doing that for awhile - for a variety of reasons (see above about being in my head too much, LOL) and I want to just give it a try again. You can view the video below or on my YouTube channel.


There is a new challenge that began today, you'll definitely want to check it out HERE.




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Supplies:
Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Tangerine, Magenta, Turquoise, White)
Dina Wakley Media Journal
Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso
Dina Wakley Media Archival Ink (Tangerine, Night)
Dina Wakley Media Stencil (Variegated Stars)
Dina Wakley Media Paint Comb (Circles)
Dina Wakley Media Paint Brushes
Dina Wakley Media Mark Making Tools
Unity Stamp Company (Giving it All Meaning background stamp)
Dylusions Mica Spray (Bubble Gum Pink)
Marabu Art Spray Mixed Media (Gray)
Ranger Fude Ball Pen (Black)
Stabilo All Purpose Pencil (Black)

Monday, July 17, 2017

SugarPea Designs JULY Guest Designer - Tropic Like It's Hot!

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be sharing my third post with you this month as a Guest Designer for SugarPea Designs. Almost as cute as the stamp designs themselves are the names of the stamps like this set Tropic Like It's Hot from the June Release. I had this design in my mind as soon as I opened the stamp package and had fun creating an ink blended background for it with Distress Oxide Inks.


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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm JULY Release Blog Hop!


It’s the 15th, and that means the new JULY Stamps are available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Today, we released OUR SONG, HANG OUT IAN, UP, and YOU'RE SPECTACULAR! To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!!


For my card, I just had to use the new Up set! Someday I want to ride in a hot air balloon but for now, I'll just make cards using this awesome set. I had this watercolor background that looked kinda early morning, moody to me - the kind of skies I'll see around here when I see them launching down in town. I stamped some of the clouds and thought with that background I wanted to color up the balloon bright and colorful with my Copic Markers.  Then I added lots of sparkle with the Spectrum Noir glitter pens with a coat of glossy accents which seemed ready to hop on all my cards this week in some way or another!

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 Wednesday, JULY 19th at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:

BRIANNA

CARISA

CAROL

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Don’t forget you must leave a comment on each blog listed in order to be eligible for the prize drawing. We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our DT Leaders starting the 17th so be sure to stop back by to see more inspiration.
Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Greeting Farm JULY Release - You're Spectacular!



**As a Design Team Member for The Greeting Farm, I receive product in exchange for my posts. This post may also contain affiliate links when possible at no cost to you. Clicking on these links helps me continue to bring you great content and I thank you for your support!**



Hi Everyone! Today is our final day of Previews for The Greeting Farm July release. Today we're spotlighting the new set called You're Spectacular. You guys are going to love this set, I know I do! First of all, you get this adorable Anya plus 2 sentiments but then you also get all these cute style glasses to accessorize your stamps! How fun is that! Again, I colored my stamp with Copic Markers and gave her some FUN colored hair inspired by hair I found on Pinterest that I want to do someday!


You can see the different glasses styles you get in the set on my background. I started with an ink blended background using Distress Oxide inks and then sprayed my stamps with water to create the background. That is such a FUN technique. I'm obsessed!

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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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Greeting Farm JULY Release - Up!

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Hi everyone! The Greeting Farm July release previews continue today with this adorable new set called Up! I absolutely love hot air balloons. I used to live near an area that launched balloons early in the morning and I loved seeing them - actually the first summer we lived there one actually landed on our street!!! oh man, I wish I had that picture on hand to show you. LOL We actually ran out and took a picture next to it. So funny. 

Side Note: This book The Penderwicks is actually our current read aloud and ALL my kids are enjoying it (ages 7-12!) It is such a cute book and has something for boys and girls. The paperback is only $5.50 on Amazon right now!


I love all the sentiments in this set and thought this one was perfect for a bookmark. These corner bookmarks are super fast and easy to make. I wish you could see it better but after I finished coloring my images with Copic Markers, I added clear wink of stella (of course) and then a layer of glossy accents. I just love the look of glossy accents over wink of stella! 

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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