Sunday, August 14, 2011

I can see CLEARLY now at TGF!!

It's gonna be a BRIGHT and SUNSHINY day for sure at The Greeting Farm!  Hooray!

Today is the day- two new sets are available for purchase as we are proud to debut our new line of CLEAR stamps!


Here is my project using the My Fairy Princess set:
I created a page in my art journal - I'm actually playing catch up in the He-ART Journaling class that TGF is holding. I'm a couple weeks behind but that is the beauty of art journaling, it happens on your own time. Any time you feel like it, you can go back to the challenge for that week and gain new inspiration. I love that. This page came together in the matter of a day. Because of all the different layers of paint, I usually have to leave it and let it dry before moving to the next layer, sometimes I'm really good and I'm working on another card in the meantime! haha During the move, I came across this mishmash of chipboard letters I got YEARS ago....I figured it's time to put them to use so I scattered them on my desk and added them on this page. Then, because I know fellow teamie and TGF Coordinator Jess has TONS of great quotes on her pinterest page, I went there and this quote hit me square in the heart! Our move, the circumstances around it, the short sale of our house, etc. I would find myself sometimes thinking, if only....well, that's no place to be and so I loved this quote and will come back to this page whenever I need to be reminded!!! I printed the quote on regular printer paper and tore it off. I adhered to my page using Helmar Decoupage! I also used it to adhere the little strips of torn sassafras DP.

I know some of you are curious about the size of the fairy set so I took a pic to compare the retired rubber fairy to the one I used on this page:
They are perfectly mini sized!!!


And I saw other comments about clear stamp quality - well I've got to say, I'm a  bit of a clear stamp snob myself! *giggle* And these are no exception - they are the quality you've come to love and expect from TGF. A tip that I use on ALL my clear stamps is this:

All I do is take an art eraser like the one in the 1st picture and rub it across the stamp like the 2nd picture. What this does is take off any remaining residue that remains when the stamp has been made. If you do this, you will have a perfectly stamped image the first time every time! :D

We are SO excited to begin today's hop combining some TGF 'alum' with our Farmers!   Be sure to check out the TGF BLOG for a complete list of links, as one lucky winner will receive BOTH sets just for commenting and participating in the hop!  And just in case you get lost along the way in all of the excitement that is CLEARLY mounting...here is the list:








and our Farmers!
That's it for me today, but be sure to head over to the TGF BLOG, where it's ALL beginning!  HAPPY RELEASE DAY, everyone!
Supplies: 

43 comments :

Kim Y. said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! I love your journal! Great tip on the clear stamp!

Pam said...

Thanks for the tip on the clear stamp- I had almost forgotten that one! Beautiful journal page, too! It's gorgeous!!

Stout Art said...

Beautiful job! I love the bold color choices! Also, thanks for the clear stamp tips!

Cyndi said...

very creative art journal page! good to know about the clear stamps. TFS.

Denice said...

Love it, lov it, love it.....and then I love it some more! Fab quote!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love all the beautiful colors and thanks for the stamp comparison picture! You're so sweet!

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Just stunning!!! This page rocks girl!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

Leona said...

Great job on your creation of your journal page.

Larisa said...

Beautiful card. Love the fairies!!

Jenny V said...

Beautiful journal cover. Thanks for sharing the sizes on these stamps.

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥

Bren said...

Wonderful, creative journal page. It is really special - great quote and sentiment - Fly! - Fly into something new! The fairy is ready to bring you some magic! Keep smiling and looking ahead! BTW, the tips are great too!

mia.t said...

A love your artpage, the colours are wonderful!

Elin said...

Great show of those similartities.
Love your style of this card. And how you used both stamps :)

Jenn Borjeson said...

Carisa, thank you for showing us the size of the stamps, that's a big help! :) Your project is gorgeous, I love that quote! xo

tracey said...

Stunning journal page Carisa. Hope you've settled in after the move.

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Carisa,love the bold strong colours of your journal,
hugs
Doreen

Pryn said...

Rockin' journal page!!!! Thank you for the tip with the eraser and clear stamps. I am definitely going to give that a go!

Mimiko said...

Beautiful page and thanks for the great tip :)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE your Sweet Card!!!

Jas said...

Love your jornal, thanks for the tip. tfs!

mousekemom said...

just darling and thanks for showing us the sizes. it is really helpful. thanks for sharing your talent!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and colorful page for your journal.

Jamie said...

Love your journal page! and thanks for the great tip!

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Bonafyde said...

Awesome Journal!!! LOVE how you used the stamp set! I also appreciate the tip! :)

michsmith1973 said...

Fun colors and great detail equal a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

Shazza said...

this is fabulous, love the sentiment x

scraphappy4067 said...

Love your project!!...thanks for sharing your tips also!!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE love your page. thanks for showing the pics doing the comparasing and the tip on stamping with clear stamps!
Hugs!

lena nunn said...

great job! love the colors!!!!

Naomi said...

What a FABULOUS addition to your HeArt Journal! You are so talented and I LOVE that quote you chose! Thank you also for showing us a size comparison and how to season our clear stamps! Can't wait to get this set, it's so darn adorable!

jammie said...

love love love what more can i say?

Amy said...

Such a beautifully creative card Carisa! Gorgeous work and I love the quote, you really rocked these sets!

Stephanie said...

Very nice page! Thanks for the comparison on the stamps!

Kim Nath said...

This is a wonderful work of art, beautiful!

Leanne said...

Hi Carisa,
Love ur art journal page! So bright and fun. That saying is so right on! Thanks so much for the tip about how to prep the stamps. So handy. TFS!

EmbossingQueen said...

I love your art journal page. All the colours and images blend together so well. The flowers with the inked edges look fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

caligurl57 said...

Great journal page!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Carisa. Thanks so much for showing us what the new stamps look like. I haven't really been a fan of clear rubber stamps, so for me this helps me a lot! I also enjoyed seeing that your older rubber stamps look like mine. I pride myself of taking good card of them all, but lately I have noticed some are looking darker. Now I know that it much be the nature of the rubber stamps. lol... Lastly let me just say that I love that your used the new stamps in your art journal. I haven't taken part in that, as I am a card maker. But WOW, I love how your's looks and I might just have to make one for the fun of it. lol... Have a great evening. Hugs, Lisa G

SandieD said...

How very sweet indeed.

Mary Giles said...

What a lovely journal page and great additional comments and tips.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Oh how i LOVE LOVE LOVE this page! Beautiful creation and that quote is PERFECT <3 Thanks for the comparison pics too- those help our readers a ton! Mwah!

ChickieChirps said...

Oooh! Thanks for the tip! I have been having problems with my clear stamps...this is just what I needed!

Arabella

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