Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You Are Enough - Art Journal Page with Ranger Dina Wakley Media



Hi everyone! I am excited to be asked by Ranger Ink to guest blog for them again. You know how much I love my Dina Wakley Media art supplies and I had so much fun putting this page together. It's been a stressful few months since buying a house, renovating, moving, more renovating and this page was a chance for me to tell myself throughout all the stress, it's ok. I hope you will hop over to the Ranger Blog for full step by step tutorial and list of supplies!



Thank so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm - February Release Blog Hop!

It’s the 15th, and that means the new February stamp, MEGA-MINI LIFT OFF, is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. To celebrate, we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home this fabulous set!!

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 Saturday, February 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments. The winner will be announced later in the week.

TGF Design Team:

BRIANNA

CARISA

CAROL

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

THE GREETING FARM BLOG


This set is absolutely adorable! I love all the images and as soon as I got it, I knew I had to create this little scene that seems fitting for the sentiment included in the set. I stamped my two images on watercolor paper using my MISTI so I could stamp twice and get a good impression on the textured paper. Then I added the balloons with the same method and started watercoloring. I used a combination of Jane Davenport Mixed Media watercolors (for the skin tones) and Daniel Smith Watercolors for the clothes, balloons and background. I drew in the strings myself then stamped the sentiment. I added some Spectrum Noir glitter pens to the balloons and sealed them with glossy accents for just a bit of dimension. Then I adhered the watercolor panel to my card base using foam tape. 

Don’t forget you must leave a comment on each blog listed in order to be eligible for the prize drawing.

Happy Hopping!

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Greeting Farm - February Release Previews!


It's my favorite time of the month again - release time at The Greeting Farm! We are previewing a new set called Mega-Mini Lift. This set is all kinds of adorable. I decided to go with mixed media and create an ATC card with my sample today. These mini sets are sized perfect for ATC's! Be sure to check out the blog at The Greeting Farm for even more inspiration from the rest of the team. They blew it out of the sky on this one!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Greeting Farm - February Farm Fresh Challenge: 3D Projects!

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Just a reminder: Since this is a month-long challenge, The Greeting Farm will allow 2 entries per person to keep things as fair as possible.

Hi Farmers!! Today starts a new Farm Fresh Challenge over at The Greeting Farm! Our Farm Fresh Challenges start on the first of every month and run for an entire month to give you more time to enter. To top it all off, the prize amount is $50!!! Can you believe it?!! At the end of the month you could possibly win a $50 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!!

Were you the winner from last month's challenge? Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Blog to see our winner and more inspiration from my fellow team members.

Now on to our FEBRUARY Farm Fresh Challenge. This month our challenge is a fun one:

3D Projects!

The Greeting Farm (Little Party Clear Stamp Set)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock
Copic Markers: skin-E000, E00, E11, BV23, R20 / hair-E55, E57, E59 / dress-Y00, Y04, Y13
Doodlebug Cream & Sugar 6x6 Paper Pad
Doodlebug Cream & Sugar Love Sprinkles
ADORNit Ribbon

I'm not going to lie, this was a BIT out of my comfort zone! I don't normally do 3D projects but with Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought I could muster up some courage with a cute little treat box. I seriously took the easy way though decorating these little treat boxes a friend gave me with pattern paper, some embellishments and of course one of the adorable little stamps from the newest Little Party Clear Stamp set! Yep, I totally did it and you can, too! I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge this month.

 Now be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Blog to read the rules and link up your card.

Hugs!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm January Release Blog Hop!

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It’s the 15th, and that means RELEASE DAY for all 3 of the new JANUARY Stamp Sets: Little Party, Hi Anya, and Get Well. We have been previewing these fantastic stamps over the past few days, and NOW they are available in The Greeting Farm Store. To celebrate, we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 stamp sets!!


I couldn't choose just one stamp to use for the blog hop today so I have TWO cards to share with you! This first card I used the new Get Well Soon set and colored this cute little doctor Anya with Copic markers. I fussy cut her and popped her up on my background. Then I stamped the cart directly onto the pattern paper to set my sentient on and added a bit of shading. 


I think it looks so cute and I love the little clipboard included in this set. Wouldn't this just be such a cute card to send someone feeling a bit under the weather?


For my second card, I used the brand new clear stamp Hi Anya except I created a Valentine with her just by using some themed pattern paper. I also colored her with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment as well as the flower stamp on Dina Wakley Plain Media Tape to create my own printed washi tape and added that behind her. Such a cute and fun detail to do with your sentiments and the fun add on images in the stamp sets.


In this close up you can see all the clear wink of stella I aded on her clothes, flower and shoes. I just love how she sparkles!

Now it's time to finish the rest of the blog hop today. 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 20th 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

MARTHA

THE GREETING FARM BLOG

We’ll have more inspiration over the next few days using these fabulous new stamps! Don’t forget you have until Friday, January 20th, 12pm CST to leave your comments.
Happy Hopping!

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Supplies:
Card #1: 
The Greeting Farm (Get Well Soon)
Copic Markers: skin (YR000, E00, E21, V22, RV63), hair (E50, YR31, E33), dress (R22, RV14, R37, RV69), shoes (C4, C6, C8, 110), cart/shading (W3, W1)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock
Dear Lizzy 6x6 Paper (documentary)
Clear Wink of Stella
3M Foam Tape
MISTI Stamping Tool
ATG Tape Adhesive

Card #2:
The Greeting Farm (Hi Anya)
Copic Markers: skin (E51, E53, E71, R22, E93), hair (E23, E25, E29), clothing (BG10, BG11, B34, B37, B39, E93, R22), clipboard (E25, W3)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock
My Mind's Eye 6x6 Paper Pad (Cupid Love)
Clear Wink of Stella
3M Foam Tape
MISTI Stamping Tool
ATG Tape Adhesive

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Greeting Farm January Release Preview - Get Well Soon!

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Here we are, our last day of January previews for The Greeting Farm and today we're showcasing a brand new clear set called Get Well Soon. This set is absolutely adorable for making all of your get well cards as well as cards thanking our caregivers. I absolutely adore that we get 2 Anyas and 2 Ians!


I colored up my little nurse with Copic markers today and kept my card clean and simple. Can I say how much I will be happy when I have access to my Big Shot and dies?! I feel like I'm crafting in the dark ages over here. haha She looks so cute holding that little box of tissues ready to take care of you. I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella just to give it a little pop. Some of my favorite dies are the ones that add that faux stitching so I went ahead and did some faux stitching of my own on my card. Not as pretty as the dies, but I like the way it turned out.


I have two girls that love stamping and coloring with me so today I'm so excited to have my oldest joining me on the blog today. She began by creating her background with watercolors and then colored her image with Copic markers. I'm in love with her background and that drop shadow! Seriously, amazed. I would love it if you would also leave her some love today that I can share with her.

Don’t forget, we will have a New Release Blog Hop on the 15th, where 1 lucky winner will receive... all 3 sets! For more inspiration with this cute set, be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of my teamies on the farm created.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 


Supplies:
The Greeting Farm (Get Well Soon, available Jan. 16, 2017)
Tsukineko Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: YR000, E00, E21, BV20, R20, RV63, BV23, BV25, BV29, Y00, Y04, Y06, BG11, BG34, W4
Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad (Creative Agenda)
MISTI Stamping Tool
Fiskars Paper Cutter




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