Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Miss Anya BAGS!!!!!


Hello, everyone!

It is shaping up to be a SPECTACULAR SEPTEMBER indeed as it's the FIRST and time for our exciting stamp release today at The Greeting Farm!

As if that weren't enough...I FINALLY get to show you the brand new MISS ANYA set that has become all the 'buzz' around farmland this week.... INTRODUCING:

MISS ANYA "BAGS"!

Here's my card that I previewed only a snippet of back on Friday:

I paired cutie Miss Anya up with Webster's Pages papers, as I loved the design and thought they matched perfectly to pretty Miss Anya.
I colored up my image with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E27, E23, E21
Sweater and bows - RV14, Rv17, RV13, Rv10
Tights - C9, C7, C5, C3
Bag - E53, E51, E50, RV14

Isn't this new Miss Anya set "Fierce" as Christian from PROJECT RUNWAY would say??? We are just in love with this new set, and speaking of runways and fashion, it's time to crown the 2011 FARM FASHIONISTA so be sure to check out the TGF BLOGtoday to see who WON!

In addition to that excitement, we have today's hop for you to enjoy because there isONE MORE FULL RELEASE up for grabs as today's PRIZE on the TGF BLOG! Be sure to start there for all the release excitement to begin and check back there tomorrow to see who the winner was! In case you get lost along the way, here is your hop order:

Thanks for hanging out with us all week long to enjoy all of our previews and happenings...and now...GO! SHOP! STAMP! The time is now...happy September, everyone!
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Stamp-ember Blog Hop

For the second year in a row, Simon Says Stamp and Show & The Simon Says Stamp Challenge are joining forces to bring you a SUPER hop and treasure hunt to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays.

To help celebrate we will be giving a BIG BASKET OF CRAFTING GOODIES tothe winner of this hop! PLUS 3 $25 VOUCHERS to the Simon Says Stamp Store ! The vouchers will be the hidden treasure on 3 DT blogs and you have to find them.

The Blog hop will start at on August 31 st, 2011 on the Simon Says Challenge Blog

and will finish on September 5th, 2011 at on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Blog.

The theme for both challenges this week will be ANYTHING GOES. You can make anything you like … a card, an ATC, a Scrapbook layout … the possibilitiesare endless!

You will need to hop through each blog, find the little parcel of goodies and make a note on which designer’s blog you found them. You do not HAVE to comment on all the DT blogs but we would appreciate any comments you would like to leave. If you lose your way at any time a full list of all the participating blogs with links will be available on Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the Stamp and Show Challenge blogs

For more details please refer to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge or the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blogs for more details.

If you arrived here from Nancy's blog then you are going in the right direction otherwise you need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Here's my creation for this week's challenge. The theme is Anything Goes! I have itching to use this cutie pie new stamp, Strawberry Yummy Tilda (LOVE her!!), so this gave me the perfect opportunity! Also, my teamies and I are showcasing cuttlebug products this week. I love my cuttlebug machine, and use it for most of my die cutting needs. But, I did get the opportunity this week to also dust off my neglected embossing folders! So much fun to use older items in my stash and re-love them again!

Ingredients:
Medium - copic markers
I colored my image with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
scarf, boots, and strawberries - R29, R27, R24, R22, W5
Dress - W1, W00, 0
Basket - E35, E3, E50
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spee in the

From here you need to go to the super talented Dan for more inspiration :-) I would appreciate a comment if you would like to leave one Smile

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I cant wait to see what you all create!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Boho Anya!!!

It's a week of Boho, CHIC, and everything in-between at the Farm this week!

Have you heard about all the excitement at The Greeting Farm this week? In case you are just tuning in, we're in the middle of previewing some awesome new stamps this week...all leading up to our SPECTACULAR SEPTEMBER release and DT blog hop coming TOMORROW....and that's not all! You still have a few hours left to enter our FARM FASHIONISTA (insert link) contest before the winner is announced TOMORROW and I can tell from the entries rolling in that we are gonna have our work cut out for us!

Before that time comes though, we have ONE more preview to sneak in today and she gives a whole new meaning to the term "boho-chic"....

INTRODUCING....
BOHO ANYA!

This darling new addition to our famous "ANYA" character line is just as adorable as can be and we are SO excited to welcome her into our TGF family! Here's what I created with her today:
I love this cutie little image. to me she looks like a little bit 70's hippee child, but I absolutely love her. I matched her up with this adorable paper from Webster's pages, which I think is the perfect fit.
I colored this cutie with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E27, E23, E21
Dress and shirt - E27, E25, E23, E21
Scarf, flowers and ruffles - RV14, RV13, RV10
Don't forget to stop by the TGF BLOG today for a recap of ALL of the exciting happenings at the Farm this week and to see how you can WIN a BOHO ANYA today! Thanks again for stopping by!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Creeper Lula


Im here today to share another preview with you of an amazingly adorable Greeting Farm stamp that will be released with the others on September 1st. Here is Creeper Lula!!!!
*CC Lula will be released in a SPECTACULAR SEPTEMBER" release along with the new Miss Anya set and 2 other singles....all leading up to some awesome new stamps to add to your collection on the 1st
Isnt she so amazing??? I love this entire release, and I think she might be my fave. She is so much fun to color with her super curly hair!!!
I colored her up with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E27, E23, e21
Skirt and boots - E27, E25, E23, E21, E50
Shirt, tights, headband - RV14, RV13, Rv10
I added some punched and rolled flowers to the corner as embellishment. I love this look, so simple, yet the perfect touch.


*Don't forget about the two new CLEAR stamp sets, "Bantastic" and "Fairy Princess", available in the store now...or perhaps you want to add them to your September 'loot'? :) (you can switch up the wording on this from yesterday, lol)

*Be sure to head over to the TGF BLOG and find out how YOU can win her today...I hear she's playing hide-and-seek on one of our blogs today and you JUST might be the lucky winner! Last but not least, be sure to read about the "FARM FASIONISTA" contest going on NOW on the TGF Blog...there's still a few days to enter!

Thanks everyone and I'll be back tomorrow with one more preview! What a week at The Greeting Farm!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Logan is here!

Today is day one of The Greeting Farm Sneak Peeks of the September release stamps! Yippee, every single month the release seems to get better and better huh? I am here today to introduce to you, Wild Sprout Logan!!!
WS LOGAN will be released in a SPECTACULAR SEPTEMBER" release along with the new Miss Anya set and 2 other singles....all leading up to some awesome new stamps to add to your collection on the 1st!
I chose to use him with some super masculine papers from the Yellow Bicycle. I love the gray and turquoise combo, so great for "boy cards". I paired it up with some painted grunge board pieces as accents, and they were perfect for the look /feel I was going for for this card.

Don't forget about the two new CLEAR stamp sets, "Bantastic" and "Fairy Princess", available in the store now...or perhaps you want to add them to your September 'loot'? :)

Be sure to head over to the TGF BLOG as there is a Wild Sprout Logan up for grabs today, and in case you missed yesterday's BIG announcement, click HERE (please insert LIVE/DIRECT link) to find out how YOU could become our "Farm Fashionista" of 2011!
Dont forget to head back here tomorrow for another preview of the September release, your wont want to miss it!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fashionista?!?!?!

Hello, Farm friends....or should I say, FASHIONISTAS? Well, we're assuming there are some fashionistas out there amongst you all!

I'm here to preview just a tiny tease of a BRAND NEW MISS ANYA set coming to The Greeting Farm! WOO HOO! We know it's been a while, and we heard ya loud and clear that a new Miss Anya set was wanted by many... can you GUESS what the theme is?
Well, we're hoping you'll figure it out somewhere along the way, but for now, we have a SUPER FUN contest to announce! Remember our "Club Anya Couture" contest from a few years past? Well, we're vampin' and AMPING it up this time in search of our latest "FARM FASHIONISTA!"

What does that mean? One lucky winner who shows us the most fashion and flair will WIN the ENTIRE SPETEMBER release...and there are FOUR new releases including the new Miss Anya set to be revealed on the 1st!

Here are the OFFICIAL RULES (you can also view them on the TGF BLOG):

*Create a card or project using TGF stamps. You can alter, fashion, reposition clothes, heads, whatever, but it needs to be with ONLY TGF Stamps.

*Submit your card or project to the TGF Galleria/TGF CONTESTS and SPECIAL EVENTS/FARM FASHIONISTA 2011. ALL entries must be submitted by Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm CST.

WINNER will be voted on by the Farmers, Jess and Marie and be announced onRELEASE DAY, Thursday September 1st!

HOW FUN does that sound? Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to let that mojo FLOW...YOU could be the next FARM FASHIONISTA at TGF!

In addition to all of that news, we are SUPER excited to welcome JESS MARIN to the TGF family this month as our SEPTEMBER GUEST designer! Jess is no stranger to TGF, plays in a ton of our challenges and is just an all-around awesome supporter-so let's give her a fabulous TGF welcome, as always! WELCOME, JESS!

That's it for me today, but I'll be back with lots more to share tomorrow! Thanks as always for stopping by!

GDT for The Pixie Cottage

Its time for a new sketch and theme over at The Pixie Cottage. This week there is a great sketch you can follow and/or the theme of Summer Nights. I chose to follow the sketch this week.
I used some Basic Grey Pyrus papers. I love the muted colors of this paper pad, and the designs are amazing too. I paired them up with Tilda with Ponytail and The Pixie Cottage Stump and Bench. I love the way these two stamps look together, like they were made for each other!
I colored my images with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Pants - B97, B95, B91
Shirt and Socks - YR02, YR00, YR000, 0
Shoes- C00, C1, CC3, C5
Bench - E27, E25, E23, E21
Stump - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Grass - YG63, G24, G20, G21, YG03
Flowers - Y13, Y15, YR23, YR24, YR21
I added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to the card. I love these flowers and add them to pretty much every single card I make. I also punched out a martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly and added it to the top corner.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - Flutterbys
Magnolia Mania - Summer
TOMIC - recycle (recycled doily and ribbon)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Maci and Luka turn ONE!!!!!!

HIP, HIP, HOORAY, Marci and Luka had a BIRTHDAY!

On August 1st our Marci and Luka finally turned ONE!

We want to thank each and every one of our customers for your continued excitement and support as we celebrate this amazing milestone! We couldn’t have done it without you, and we want you all to know…YOU ROCK!!

Are you ready for some birthday FUN?!

If you came here from the La La Land blog, you are in the right place, if not, check back there as to not miss any of the details of the hop!

I chose to use Ballerina Marci, as she is one my favorite LaLa stamps. I love how versatile she can be, used for any occasion, even birthdays! How perfect would this card be for a little ballerina princess in your life?

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have a special surprise for you!! We’ve brought back some La-La Land Crafts’ alumni and friends to celebrate Marci and Luka’s birthday with us….YIPPEE!

On top of our special guest bloggers, we are offering up a HUGE BLOG CANDY for this exciting event.

This Blog Candy contains the following:

~ Set of 12 Copic Markers in NEW 2011 colors

~ Set of Spica Pens

~ Pack of X-Press Blending Cardstock

~ New Scor-pal and pack of Scor-Tape

~ 3 sets of 12x12 Basic Grey Collections paper packs

~ $20 gift certificate to the La-La Land Crafts Store


To be eligible for this FABULOUS blog prize, you must follow these 3 easy rules:

  1. Become a follower and/or subscribe to our Blog.
  2. Display a picture of our Blog Candy on your blog with a link back to THIS POST.

**if you don’t have a blog, please spread the word

  1. Leave one comment BELOW after completing the blog hop answering this question:

“Which stamp used on the projects in this hop is your favorite?”

You have until August 31st to leave your answer below in our comment section (one comment only please).

We will draw the winner’s name on September 3rd.

Now let’s get on with our AWESOME hop!!

From here, you are going to hop on over to Cindy's blog, where she has a fantastic project to feast your eyes on!!! If you get lost along the way, head back to the La La Land Crafts blog, where there is a master blog hop list!!! AND, DOnt forget to

please leave one comment and let us know your favorite stamp from the hop!

Much love and hugs to you all! And a big THANK YOU from Marci and Luka too!

Birds of a Feather... - Simon Says DT

Before moving on to this weeks challenge we need you to cancel all your plans for next week, all leave is cancelled !! ha ha We need you all here to join us on a
HUGE Stamp-tember Blog Hop and Treasure Hunt !!


For the second year in a row the Simon Says Stamp and Show & the Simon Says Stamp Challenge are joining forces to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays. Be sure to come back on August 31st, (MN Ohio Time, 6 pm CET ) to start the hop. It will run through to September 5th. Simon Says Stamp is offering a FANTASTIC GRAND PRIZE , and there will be other opportunities to win some hidden treasure too ! So make a note in your diaries and make sure you are here to join in the FUN !! :-)
It's time for another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. This week our challenge is a sketch. We have this amazing sketch created by my fellow teamie, Dawny. Isn't it amazing??!!So, this week my fellow DT and I are showcasing Lawn Fawn stamps and images on our cards. I had so much fun stepping outside of my normal comfort zone and creating this card.
Ingredients:
Images and Sentiment: Lawn Fawn Fly Free Stamp Set

I colored my images with copics.
Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00, B02, B00, B0000
I hope that you will join us at Simon Says Stamp for our sketch challenge this week. The ever fabulous Heidi is giving the random winner a $50 gift card to the superstore!!!! Such an amazing prize, with so many ways to spend it!!!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Midnight Madness DT - MMSC118

Its that time of the week again, time for a new sketch over at Midnight Madness. This week we have an amazing sketch, and I loved working with it.

"YOUR CHOICE"


Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)

I thought the layout was perfect for a masculine card, so I chose to use Birthday Ian from the Greeting Farm.
I paired this sketch up with some of my fave masculine papers from Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman. I love the vintage feel of these papers, they are just stunning. I used the new Greeting Farm Bantastic stamps for the banner stamp on the papers. The sentiment is also Greeting Farm, from the Oliver and Amelia Surprise set. Love how it all came together.
I colored my image with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000
Hair and shoes- C9, C7, C5, C3
Shirt - E09, E08, E07
Pants - B97, B95, B91
Banner and gift - YG95, YG93, YG91, E44, E42
Here is the artsy view of my card.
I hope you will join us at Midnight Madness for this week's sketch. I cant wait to see what you create. We have some amazing prizes and sponsors this week.

Our MMSC118 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is..

Our August Monthly sponsor is....

Click here to read about the fabulous Monthly Prize!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Masculine Cards
Anyone for Anya - Vintage Vibes
Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar (twine, banners)

Monday, August 22, 2011

LaLa Land Challenge - Winter Wonderland


Its time for a new challenge at La La Crafts. This week the challenge is Winter Wonderland. I love this theme, as there are some super cute winter Marci and Luka images, it was hard to choose. I did finally choose Marci with Snowman, and I just love this image, too cute!
I used Basic grey Jovial paper for this card, I just love the cute snowman paper in the middle, it matched perfectly with this cutie snowman image. I stamped the sentiment from a Greeting Farm Stamp set, Warm and Fuzzy, that I have, and thought it matched perfect to Marci with her cute warm coat on. I then cut the sentiment out with my Doohickey Vintage Tag die, and tied some red ribbon through the hole.
I colored my image with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Hats, Scarf, and Mitten - R29, R27, R24, R22, BG75, BG72, E42, E40
Coat - E43, E42, E41, E40
Boots - W7, W5, W3, W1, C00, C1
Snowman - B0000, YR13, YR11, YR12, E27, E25, E21
I added a Doohickey tilda Lace border to the middle panel to give it some added interest. I also added a red silk bow and a large red wild rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. I love the way it turned out.
I hope you will pop over to LaLa Land Crafts and see the other amazing winter creations my teamies have come up with them, they will blow you away.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tiny Bubbles....

I have had some time in my craft space today, and have made a card just for fun, and not for a DT card, but just for me. It has been a while since I have had time to do that, and I was so happy to just sit down and create for fun. Here is what I came up with....
I used one of my new Tilda stamps, Bubbling Tilda. I just got her with my last Simon Says Design team treat spend, and I just LOVE her, I am totally obsessed. I know she is not new, but she is new to my collection, and I LOVE her, such a dream to color up. Anyway, I paired her with some of my K&Company Julienne papers, as I wanted to keep this card monochrome, and those are the best blue papers I own, they are just gorgeous. I created an easel card to give it some interest, and they are so much fun (and easy) to create.
I followed the sketch at Saturday sketch for the front panel of this card. I love the way it came out. There are so many layers, makes it very interesting to the eye. Love it!
I colored up this beauty with copics and Prismacolor pencils.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Dress - B91, B95, B97, W5, Indigo Blue pencil
Wings and Bubbles - B01, B00, B0000, Light Cerulean Blue pencil, Stardust Stickles
The sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp that is a fave in my house!
I added lots of embellies to the card to pretty it up. I added some Doohickey die cuts. I used Tilda Lace for one of the borders, Doily flowers to the flower bases, and the swirl. I also added some Wild Orchid Crafts light blue roses to the centers of the die cut flowers. The stick pin is also hand-made from a crafting buddy of mine,and it matched absolutely perfectly! The butterfly was punched using my Martha Stewart Monarch punch, and I added some half back pearls as the final finishing touch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
TOMIC - Monochrome
Magnolia Down Under - Inspired by a song (Tiny Bubbles)
Bunny Zoe's - Easel cards
Magnolia-licious - Monochrome

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TGF Throwback Thursday

It's my turn to host Throwback Thursday at TGF, and I loved creating this project! Today, I am here to share a little Throwback tribute with you to Wild Sprouts Dee Dee. I LOVE this adorable stamp, and have always loved using her, she just brightens up any project, Dont you think?
I used some Webster's Pages, Trendsetter, papers, as I love the bright and bold colors, yet still a vintage feel to them. They match Dee Dee so perfectly, dont you think?!? The sentiment is also from The Greeting Farm, it is from the My Guy Ian stamp set. I thought it was perfect for this card.
I colored this cutie up with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Shirt and Hair Bows- BG75, BG72, BG10, RV14
Shorts and Boots - W7, W5, W3, W1
I added a teal colored silk ribbon and bow to the center, I love how it matched the paper colors perfectly. I also added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to the arrangement. I used a hot pink 25mm Wild Rose, and two-toned cream and pink cherry blossoms. I used some Martha Stewart punches, the Frond punch for the leaves, and the Monarch punch for the butterfly. I finished off my card with some half-back pearls.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Pearls, Ribbon, FREE (punches))
Paper Sundaes - Just Saying Hi

Picking Flowers and Apples - Simon Says Stamp DT and Pixie Cottage GDT

Today I have a card for you for Simon Says Stamp Design Team, where our challenge this week is Food and Drink.
This card is also for The Pixie Cottage, where I am also a Guest Designer this month. I followed the theme of birthdays, and followed the sketch for this card. I want to send a special Thank you to the Pixie Cottage for inviting me to be their guest this month, I am having so much fun.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week
Ingredients:
Paper: K&Company
I colored my image with copics:
Tilda:
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair - E27, E23, E51
Outfit - C1, C00, RV13, RV10, EV14
Flowers - RV13, RV10, Y15
Grass - G20, G21, YG63, G99, G24
Bench - E59, E57, E53, E51
Basket - E35, E33, E31
Apples - R29, R27, R24, R22

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spee in the

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Food and Drink
Stamp Something - Dog days of Summer
The Ribbon Girl - Ribbon Challenge
Flutter By Wednesday - Punches
Magnolia Mania - Half Pearls
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Celebrations
Just Magnolia - Holiday Fun
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Lots of Flowers
Magnolia Down Under - Inspired by a Song "You're the Apple of my Eye"