Friday, June 23, 2017

Kids Fun Friday: Lego Stop Motion Video

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Hi everyone! I have a different and fun post I'd love to share with you today - one that I  hope will become a regular feature. My kids love to get crafty - probably more than I do lately and I want to take time each month to share what they've been working on - hence Kids Fun Fridays! 

A few months ago I went to the Snap Conference in Utah. Such a great conference, by the way, if you have a chance to attend one, I highly encourage it! One of the amazing companies that was there was LEGO! I was so excited because my family is slightly obsessed with them (maybe this sounds familiar?!) From my 39 year old husband down to my 4 year old son, LEGO is a familiar sound in this house. Yes, stepping on them is the norm but honestly it is probably one of the best toys for our kids. Not only does it help build fine motor and hand / eye coordination skills but it encourages the imagination. That is the best part. Our oldest two kids are girls and while LEGO Friends didn't come out until 5 years ago, they already had a lasting love of LEGO. However, they do love the more girl sets and were so excited when LEGO graciously sent us two to play with.


My girls, 11 and 10 (left to right in the photo), each got a new set for this post. (Thank you so much, LEGO!) My oldest, Tolla, chose LEGO Friends Emma's Photo Studio  and Teagan chose LEGO Friends Olivia's Creative Lab to build. It is fun to watch my kids build because there is no wrong way. My oldest loves to follow directions and she gets out her new set with the building instructions and goes step by step using the easy to follow picture guide. My youngest, well, she's always marching to her own tune and she never even opens it up but just sets up the box so she can see the picture of how the set looks and starts building. Either way, they both have fun and were thrilled with their new sets. Can you tell?


We homeschool so part of me is always thinking, ok, how can we use this as part of what we're currently learning? We enjoy the Bravewriter Philosophy and since we're working on free writing, I asked my kiddos to write a story using their set that they can turn into a LEGO stop motion video since they love making those on their Ninentendo DS. I was so happy to get such an enthusiastic response. My youngest got started with shooting the stop motion while my oldest wrote the story. This allowed them both to work with their strong points as they communicated with each other during the process. I hope you enjoy their LEGO stop motion movie debut!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm JUNE Release Blog Hop!

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JUNE Stamps are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Today, we released CALL ME IAN, MEGA-MINI GO TIME, and TEXT ME ANYA. To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!!


Once I played with this card and saw all the fun images, I had an idea to recreate this card in honor of one of my favorite movies Thelma & Louise! haha Seriously, one look at that convertible and this card had to come to life. I decided to keep the watercolor theme going with one more final hop card for this release and used my Jane Davenport Watercolors exclusively.


Jane Davenport watercolors are great for coloring stamped images. With both the neutral and bright palettes you have pretty much all the colors necessary in two cute portable palettes. I love the way this card turned out!


My oldest daughter also wanted to play with new The Greeting Farm stamps. She made this adorable mini card doing a little masking of her own. I think it's adorable!


She also made this card using Text Me Anya. She had some fun die cutting some pretty pattern papers and coloring this cutie to kinda look like me. She also gave me this card with the sweetest message inside. I was having a rough day and she just wanted me to know that everything would be ok. I love that girl!

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, JUNE 21st 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

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 tomorrow, the 16th so be sure to stop back by for more inspiration.
Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Greeting Farm JUNE Release - Text Me Anya!


Hi everyone! Welcome to our final day of previews before these awesome new stamps are released! We saved the best for last...at least this gal is my favorite. As soon as I opened up my package with this months stamps, I saw her hair and couldn't wait to get her on a card. I had so much fun coloring this months release with watercolors. I'll be honest, it's because my desk is a D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R. I barely have room to color and honestly colored 2 out of 3 of these releases outside where I could clear my head. haha


Here is a close up. For this one I stuck exclusively to my Jane Davenport watercolors both the brights and neutrals. I'm really having fun dropping different colors into the image just to tie it all together.


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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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Greeting Farm JUNE Release - Mega-Mini Go Time!



Hi everyone! Welcome back to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm June Release previews! Today we are showcasing a new adorable little mini set called Mega-Mini Go Time. Definitely be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations so you can get sneaks into more of the cute little stamps in this set. I am on a watercoloring kick this week and stamped my images on Fabriano Cold Press Watercolor Paper (140lb) with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then pulling out my Daniel Smith and Jane Davenport Watercolors, I colored up my scene. I'm currently taking a watercoloring class online taught by Danielle Donaldson and I love the way she drops different colors she's using into all the parts of her paintings. I tried that today and love how it really ties it all together!

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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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Greeting Farm JUNE Release - Call Me Ian!



Hi everyone! It's June...I can't believe it. The year is half over - we are on our 6th month of previews with The Greeting Farm and this month is seriously cute! I know I say that every month but it's true every single month! Today we're previewing Call Me Ian. I just adore this little guy and his cute hat and vest. He kinda reminds me of my hubby when we were dating in high school. This was his style when we first started dating! I am on a clean and simple card kick especially when it comes to watercolors. I recently repaletted my Daniel Smith Watercolors so I couldn't wait to use my new palette and used Daniel Smith on this card with the exception one the skin which I always tend to use Jane Davenport Netural palette for that. Easy Peasy does it for this expecting mama lately! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for day 2 of our June previews this month.

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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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Greeting Farm - Fluffy Unicorns Watercolor Card


Hi everyone! Today I'm up on The Greeting Farm blog sharing this card featuring Fluffy Unicorns. These critters are seriously my spirit animal...in all their glorious fluffiness like me! haha I just got the Pearl Colors Gansai Tambi set and couldn't wait to use them so no time like the present. I used all 6 beautiful rainbow colors and they blend beautifully together. For more on my card, please visit The Greeting Farm Blog.


Here is a close up of all the shimmery, sparkly yumminess of the watercolors which are just perfect with this sentiment.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Greeting Farm JUNE Farm Fresh Challenge: Summer Fun!

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

Summer Fun!



Summer to me means bright colors and lots of flowers! I just got the Bloom Kit and couldn't wait to color up one of these adorable little girls. The sentiments in this kit are perfect, too.



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

Hugs!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm MAY New Release Blog Hop!

It’s the 15th, and that means the new MAY Stamps are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we released Baby Laundry, Best Day Ever, and Need Coffee. To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!!


For my card, I combined Need Coffee with Best Day Ever! I just love how the mini sets a sized perfectly for the full size sets to create fun scenes like this one. With the perfect background paper, this card came together in no time!


My girls couldn't wait to play with these fun new sets either and my oldest, Tolla created this card using Baby Laundry. I love the one layer card she created and all the texture she made with her crayons.

My second daughter, Teagan created this card and she stole my heart with the paper piecing she did on the image. Tell me you don't want a t-shirt with that frappe icon on it! ;)

That's it for us 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 Thursday, MAY 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner the following week.

TGF Design Team:

BRIANNA

CARISA

CAROL

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

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 tomorrow, the 16th so be sure to stop back by for more inspiration.
Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Greeting Farm MAY Release Preview - Need Coffee!



Welcome to our final day of May previews at The Greeting Farm! I'll be honest, this new set called Need Coffee totally stole my heart this release as soon as I saw her! Perfect set for all your coffee loving friends. I love a clean and simple card lately and I just had to give this girl a coffee upgrade with this cute sticker by Doodlebug Inc. I'm a little obsessed lately with the new Midnight Mint Mocha Frappaccino and totally taking advantage of the half price special this week upgrading my own! haha


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, May 10, 2017

The Greeting Farm MAY Release Preview - Best Day Ever!




Hi everyone! Welcome to day 2 of the May release previews here at The Greeting Farm! Today we're showing you a brand new set called Best Day Ever and it's seriously the most fun set ever! You are going to love all the fun themed images in this set. I can't wait for you to see the whole set. For my card, I kept it pretty simple and I just HAD to use the cute little hat in this set. The great thing is it's separate so you can add it to all the little girls AND guys in this set. ;)


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 so you can get a sneak peek at all the great images in this set.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Greeting Farm MAY Release - Baby Laundry!



Hi Everyone! I honestly can't believe it's May already but the best thing of each month is preview time at The Greeting Farm for me!!! Today we are previewing Baby Laundry and this set is the absolute cutest. It is a must have to make all those baby cards or even super cute baby scrapbook pages. These are even the perfect size if you are keeping a baby or pregnancy planner!


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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Monday, May 1, 2017

Growing In Unity Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!


Hi everyone! Thank you all for your kind comments during my week as a Growing In Unity Gal! I had so much fun sharing all my inspiration with you and I loved reading all of your comments. Now is the time to announce not one but TWO winners for a Unity Stamp Co grab bag. How fun!!!

Here we go, the winners are....



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Congrats, ladies!!! Please send me an email at czglobicki@msn.com immediately with your mailing address to claim your prize! As soon as I hear from  you both I will email my contact at Unity Stamp Co to get your prizes shipped to you.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Greeting Farm MAY Farm Fresh Challenge: Scrapbook, Planner & Journal Pages!

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

SCRAPBOOK, PLANNER & JOURNAL PAGES!

For my project this challenge, I pulled out my watercolor journal that I like to practice my lettering in. I used two sets from the Faith Collection at The Greeting Farm. I had this splash of watercolor already down and it was just waiting for the perfect verse to letter on top. I chose Psalm 118.:6 because it's something I need to remind myself constantly. I suffer from anxiety and depression and fear is the root of a lot of it. I find that when I letter a verse, I tend to mediate on it a bit more than if I just read it in my bible. That's what I love about this journal as well as using stamps. Since I wanted to make Lord bold in the verse I was writing I used the new set ThickCut Caps and added a bit of white highlight. Then I lettered the rest of the verse around it and used this cute vine flourish from the set Power in His Name finish it off. I am a bit rusty in my lettering practice but I love the way this page turned out. I hope you are inspired as well to join in our 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!

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Greeting Farm Faith April Release!


Hi everyone! Today we have a new release from The Greeting Farm Faith Collection. We have 3 new sets to add to this collection and they are perfect for all your Bible Journaling or Faith Journaling. For my page, I used two of the new sets called Born Again (with all the cute butterflies) and for the words Thick Cut Lower.

I think you're going to love these new sets! Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Blog today to see the rest of the Design Team inspiration with this awesome new release!

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