Sunday, July 3, 2011

My TGF Designer Spotlight

Farmer Carisa, Oh MY Goodness - I love the ring that has to it! *giggle* I am SO thrilled to be here kicking off the Designer Spotlights with the new crop of farmers!! It's been so much fun already and we're SO happy that the July release has been so well received by our fabulous TGF Fans! You all are the best & most sweetest bunch ever. All the comments, I wish I could respond to each and every one of them, so instead I'm just going to say a big collective THANK YOU for making me feel so loved and truly welcomed as a part of this fabulous DT!!! 

Ok, so a little bit about myself before I show you my card for today! I'm in my 30's, it's just easier to say that because honestly after I had my 2nd kid, I forget how old I am sometimes and now I have three so forget it! LOL I married my HS sweetheart nearly 11 yrs ago - we'll be celebrating a pretty cool anniversary this year on 11-11-11!!! We have 3 gorgeous and amazing kiddos, Tolla is 6, Teagan aka. Tiki is 4 and Trey is about to turn 16 months in a couple of days. They are so sweet and I'm so blessed to call myself their mom. Btw, in case you didn't know, Trey and Lily Bean are betrothed. haha!!! Yes, I'm lucky enough to live near The Farm itself and I tend to head out there every once in awhile to hang with the fabulous Marie and now Lily who is just as cute as in all her pics, if not CUTER! It's so awesome to be such a fan of these stamps and yet have found a true friendship in the middle of my obsession! I have met so many amazing people thru this hobby and I will always treasure that above all. I was thinking back about when I started stamping and I remember trying out for TGF DT during their first call!! Isn't that amazing? See, I just want to tell you all that good things DO come to those who wait. Never give up and if you love what you are doing - keep doing it for yourself! ;D I am just as thrilled NOW to be a part of this DT as I would have been THEN. Probably, to be honest, even more so! I was tempted to share a card I submitted way back then, but eek, LOL! Just let me be honest and say, I have come a LOOOOONG way. ;D haha Practice, Practice, Practice.

So, with that, let me share with you what I made for you. I am absolutely in LOVE with the new Blush Society stamps - especially Babette - I LOVE her hair! And she's so vintage, I just had to try coloring her monochromatically.

I am also following this weeks Farm Fresh WOW Challenge which is to do black and white with a splash of color. It's pretty obvious my color splash is RED! I was flipping thru my papers and saw this amazing one from October Afternoon 5 and dime collection and ran with it. I also used some OA Sprinklers on the DP to make it even more vintage. There is still time to enter the challenge and I hope you will pop on over and join in all the challenge fun! :D

So, that's it for me! I can't believe I have just made my first official post as a farmer!!! Seriously, I'm still pinching myself. I want to thank Jessica and Marie so much for this opportunity and I'm hoping time will just slow a smidgen so it will last a little bit longer! ;D You know what they say, time flies when you are having fun, so I'm thinking I will blink and it will all be over! haha

Challenges I'm Playing:
i heart sketches - July Sketch
Craft Your Days Away - Vintage
Paper Sundaes - Stitching
Dream Valley Challenge - Ribbon

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes



Jessica Diedrich said...

This is absolutely FANTASTIC, WOW! That greyscale coloring combined w/ the beautiful pops of black/pink is really stunning girlie- what awonderful kickoff to the spotlights!!!!!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Totally loving all the new stuff,! :)

Anne-Marie said...

I love the name of your blog!!
Saw your card on Make it Monday and found it just irresistable....what a beautiful result...good luck with challenges!

sara said...

gorgous card love that image and your colouring is fab thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Sandy said...

Love your colour scheme and the addition of buttons, I saw your card on Make It Monday and popped in for a closer look, good luck,

Noelle Reese said...

WOW Girly! That is perfect! I love it! Congrats on being on the DT! How exciting!

Theresa said...

Hi Carissa - what a fabulous card. Love the DP and the red and Babette is truly darling. I too love her hair and you did an amazing job coloring her. Love it!

ChickieChirps said...

I saw your card on Make it Monday and had to come over for a closer look... It's stunning! I love the papers and the your colouring is perfect! Beautiful!


Leanne said...

Gorgeous card Carissa! I love how you colored Babette, she is definitely vintage. Love that you use the MM challenge for inspiration. Great card! :)

Shannah said...

Fabulous card Carissa! So glad I came over from Make it Monday for a closer look!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!! This is fabulous sweetie. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week.


Dr Sonia S V said...

The little girl sure has character!
Dropped in seeing your card on Make it Monday

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Michelle said...


Wow, what a fab card, your monochromatic colouring looks brilliant.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Fun card, Carisa! :)

Sarah said...

This is just fabulous Carisa, love the colours and your colouring of the image is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away for our Vintage challenge, good luck x

Merry said...

Oh wow...this is the most amazing colouring and love how you have embellished the card. Visiting from Make it Monday.

Kerrie said...

Sweet card... lovely colouring, and striking colour combo.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Brenda said...

Your project caught my eye over at Make it Mondays so I had to come on over and take a peek!
This card is simply stunning. I love the image. The red, white, black just pops! Fabulous design, Bren

Anonymous said...

Your colouring is absolutely breathtaking! Stunning card, Carisa.

Ivonne Marie said...

She looks amazing!