Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm January Release Blog Hop!

ReleaseDay
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




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Greeting Farm January Release Preview - Hi Anya!

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Whoohoo! Welcome to Day TWO of our January Previews which will be available for purchase at The Greeting Farm Store on Sunday, January 15. Today, I get to feature an all new Anya set - Hi Anya. This is a clear stamp set and I love that these new clear Anya's come with cute little coordinating stamps and a sentiment. For my card today, I decided to pull out some watercolor pencils and do a little watercoloring. This set also has a matching die set available to purchase separately.



I thought her flower was so cute, after I watercolored it, I added clear Wink of Stella and then some Ranger Glossy Accents on top. I also added a bit of clear Wink of Stella over the sentiment. I am crafting with VERY limited access to supplies during our renovation. It's TOUGH so I'm adding little accents when I can since one of my most used tools for card making (My Big Shot) is still packed away! haha


It's all in the details as you can see here, I added more Wink of Stella around the edges of the my card base this time in Black since I was using black card stock. I love that it has warm, gold undertones and it adds a bit of contrast.


I'm super excited to have a VERY special guest joining me today on my blog. If there are bigger TGF fans than me, it would be my kids. Today, my daughter joined me in making a card using this new release and I hope you'll leave her some comments that I can share with her today! She did this all by herself just creating away while I was creating mine. She chose to use Copic Markers and paired it up with some pretty pattern papers that believe it or not are from two completely different collections! I could learn a thing or two from her. She rocks but I'm a bit biased. ;)

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.

Supplies:
The Greeting Farm (Hi Anya, available Jan. 16, 2017)
Fabriano Cold Press 140lb Watercolor Paper
Frog Tape
WPlus9 Black Cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
ADORNit Watercolor Pencils
ADORNit Water Brush
Wink of Stella (Clear, Black)
3M Foam Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Greeting Farm January Release Preview - Little Party!

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Whoohoo, it's JANUARY release time at The Greeting Farm and we're kicking it off with this a preview of this adorable new set called Little Party! This is one of the mini sets and comes with these 4 adorable little girls all set to celebrate any occasion. I'm still crafting minimally (due to our renovation and move a couple months ago) so I kept my design clean and simple today. I pulled out my Copics and colored each girl then fussy cut them out so I could faux mask them to my card. ;) The GREAT new is, if you don't particularly like fussy cutting, there is a matching die set available sold separately. 


Now here is a close up of my faux masking. I stamped the table and cake directly on the card base. Then I used Ranger Multi Matte Medium to adhere the two girls in the background. I also added a bit of a drop shadow  under them. Then I used foam adhesive to pop up my girls in the front. I also added a bit of shading under them. Seriously, how simple is that?!


For the banner, I started by stamping it directly on my card base and then I stamped it on a variety of pattern papers and YES, I did fussy cut each one. LOL I swear, it was therapeutic! Added some shading and adhered them using Ranger Multi Matte Medium as well. I also added some Ranger Glossy Accents on top just to give them a little pop. I did the same on the cherries on the cake. I'm so happy with how this card turned out and so excited about this month's release. You won't want to miss day 2 tomorrow! 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.

Supplies:
The Greeting Farm (Little Party available Jan. 15, 2016)
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers - 
skin (left to right): E000, E00, E11, R20, BV20, YR000, E00, E21, BV20, E11, E31, E33, BV20, E000, E00, E11, R20, BV20
hair: E97, E99, E59, Y11, Y21, Y26, E35, W3, W5, W9, 110, E15, E09, E18  
clothes: Y13, Y06, Y08, R22, R27, R29, G00, BG11, BG32, B93, B95, B99, BV17
cake: Y13, Y08, E97, E59, R29
shading: N1, N3, N5, B91
Recollections White 110lb Cardstock
Versafine Onxy Black Ink
Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Ranger Glossy Accents
3M Foam Tape
Uniball White Gel Pen
MISTI stamping tool
Scissors

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Greeting Farm Design Team Announcement and New Farm Fresh Challenge!

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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 JANUARY Farm Fresh Challenge. This month our challenge is an easy one:

ANYTHING GOES!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am thrilled to be joining The Greeting Farm 2017 Design Team and wanted to kick it off with this adorable mermaid - Merisa for our first challenge. The sentiment comes from another adorable mermaid set - Little Mermaids. I stamped her with Versfine ink in black and watercolored her with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. These are great for watercoloring and create a vibrant look each time. I kept this card very simple adding a bit of stickles on her tail and a scattering of enamel dots. I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge this month and say hello to the rest of the new 2017 TGF Design Team.

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



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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ranger Ink Guest Artist: Dina Wakley Media Hand Painted Vintage Inspired Christmas Card


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I am so excited to have been invited back to post as a guest artist for Ranger Ink today! I love Christmastime. I love white Christmases, hot chocolate, Christmas carols and of course making Christmas cards. Using some of the brand new Dina Wakley Media products by Ranger Ink, I created this handpainted vintage inspired Christmas card. Be sure to head over to the Ranger Ink Blog for a FULL list of supplies, step by step photo tutorial and as always a process video so you can see it all come together. 


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