Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Greeting Farm July Release Party Blog Hop

WELCOME to the JULY RELEASE first DT blog hop with The Greeting Farm! Today we have not one...not two...but SIX new releases at the Farm and they are all waiting to come to you, rock your creative minds, and quite possibly, even make you blush :)

....and of course, you know what that means! The BIGGER the release? The BIGGER the prize! Can you believe that ONE lucky winner will take home ALL SIX of the new stamps...the ENTIRE July release! That's one BIG prize!

What's more? Well, we are SO excited about our July stamps that we didn't want to stop there! IN ADDITION, one lucky winner will ALSO be randomly chosen to take home the new Blush Society line, that's 4 stamps in all for this month! Both winners will be drawn as a result of completing the Blog Hop and going back to the
TGF Blog to leave a be sure you get your entry in....and hey! Who DOESN'T love a bunch of amazing inspiration on the way!

So, yeah! Let's get started...and don't forget to START on the TGF Blog, or head back there in case you get lost along the way :) If you came here from the amazing Denice Bartucci's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, head back to the TGF Blog, cause you dont want to miss a thing!

For my card today, I chose to use Blush Babette. Isnt she just adorable, so pretty with a touch of sass! I paired her up with some pretty Prima papers, just love the olive green and pink. I also used the sentiment, "Just Because" which comes with the stamp, such a deal and amazing set!
I colored Babette with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair - E33, E31, YR21, YR20
Dress, shoes, and socks - R89, R87, R85, R81, RV10, R00, R01, R000
I cut the image out with my beaded ovals nesties and added some cream Viva Decor Pearl Pen around the edges to look like pearls and make it stand out a bit more.
I added some Prima flowers to the card also. I used Vintage Pink and Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist to color the flowers. The leaves are from Reccollections and I sprayed them with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist. I also used some Prima flower center pieces in the middle of my flowers, such a nice soft touch.

Thanks so much for the awesome welcome as a new TGF Farmer this past week. From here you need to hop on over to the amazing Kim Yu, where she has something amazing for you!! I can't believe we're already through with our first week of previews and I'll be seeing you VERY soon around blog land. Good luck to all who enter and ENJOY the JULY RELEASE at The Greeting Farm!

Kneeling Tilda

I had such a blast creating this card, it literally came together so fast, as I was loving every single step so much. Dont you just love when that happens?? I definitely had my mojo going on this one!!! hehehe

I got a new paper pad, Prima Jack and Jill (which I LOVE, I know it is not NEW, but it is new to me!! LOVE it), and was totally inspired by the light green paper with daisies and ladybugs on it (I know it is probably hard to see in the pics, but I promise, that is the design. LOL). I wanted to use this new image, Kneeling Tilda, as I thought she was just adorable and matched perfectly to the paper design.
I colored Tilda with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E51
Shirt - R02, R01, R00, R000
Overalls - B0000, B00, B01, B02
Socks - C1, C3, C00
Shoes - E41, E40, E43
Ladybug - R24, R22, C7, C5
Grass - YG03, G24, G21, G40, YG63, G99
I added a cream silk ribbon and bow, lots of pearls, and of course my fave Wild orchid Flowers. I won last week challenge at Wild Orchid Flowers, and my prize arrived the other day. Let me tell you, it was BEYOND amazing, super generous, full of gorgeous flowers! I used a white Trellis Rose (which I won, and will definitely be buying more of, they are so gorgeous), two-toned pink 25mm roses, and light blue 15mm roses. I sprayed all the flowers with Diamond Dust Glimmer Mist to give them some shimmer, and then I added Star Dust stickles to the tops of all of the flowers to give them lots of sparkle and shine even more!
More of the light green design paper was used to punch the Monarch Butterfly with my Martha Stewart punch, and I also punch leaves with my Martha Stewart Fond punch with Kraft paper.
I finished off the inside of the card with more of that light green design paper and a cream silk rose.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
TOMIC - Shimmer and Pearls
Magnolia-licous Inspiration - Color inspiration
paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar - gems, wings
Stampavie - More than 3 layers
Creative Inspirations - Summer
Top Tip Tuesday - T is for....Tilda

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Creeper Piper

Introducing...... "Creeper Piper"
Creeper Piper will release on Friday, July 1st along with the other AMAZING releases at 12:01 am CST during our DT blog hop. Dont you just LOVE her??!!! She is just so sassy, love her! She might be favorite image of this release, her attitude just makes me smile! LOL
I used Prima Moulin Rouge papers for this card, they are so dark yet vibrant, I thought they matched Sassy Piper very well. I also used some cream silk ribbon and bow, and added a purple button to the center of the bow with a pearl in the middle to set it off. The swirl behind the image panel is a Doohickey die. I edged everything with Vintage Photo distress ink.
I colored Piper with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E31, Y21, Y11
Hat and Shirt - RV95, RV93, RV91, 0
Skirt - B97, B95, B91
Shoes and Scarf - E42, E40, E43
I added some Wild Orchid flowers to the card as well. I used a two-toned Magenta 25mm rose, vintage green cherry blossoms, cream aster daisies, and some Recollections leaves which I sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist. I added a pearl stick pin which matches the card colors perfectly!!

"That's it for me today, but we sure do hope you'll stop by the TGF Blog tomorrow, beginning at 12:01 am CST for our "BLUSHIN' into SUMMERTIME" DT Blog Hop/Release Party. The ENTIRE JULY RELEASE will be up for grabs (and this is One HUGE release!) as well as some prizes and SUR-prises going on around our Facebook page, etc.... we definitely don't want you to miss a single minute of the FUN that we have in store for you, so we can't wait for you to join us then! Don't forget to stop by the Farm Fresh Challenge Blogtomorrow for another awesome "Throwback Challenge" too! As new meets old, there is a TON going on this month on the Farm...thanks for being a part of it and ENJOY the HOT new releases tomorrow...all SIX of them!!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

House of Gilli DT - Ribbon and Bows

This week at House of Gilli the challenge is set as Ribbon and Bows. How easy is that??!!! I add bows to all my cards usually anyway, so this was a super easy challenge for me. You still have a few days to enter, so I hope you will pull out those Gilli stamps and start creating with us!!
I have used some Prima Annalee papers and paired them up with Jeans Gilli. I think she is my favorite Gilli stamp. I just love how cool she looks, like she is just hanging out, ready for any occasion.
I colored Jeans Gilli with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Shirt - R02, R08, R00, R000
Pants - E42, E40
Shoes - G40, G21, E40, E43, E41
Here is the artsy view of my card. The patterned paper is so pretty, I did not want to cover any of it up, so I kept the card pretty simple with embellishments. I added a pink prima flower and a butterfly, that is all!
I hope that you will break out those Gilli stamps and join us for our ribbon and bows challenge at House of Gilli. I cant wait to see what you create!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Midnight Madness DT- MMSC110

It's that time of the week again, it's tim for a new sketch at Midnight Madness.

This weeks's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.


Enter one style or both this week.

Isnt this week's sketch amazing? I was lucky this week to work with one of the images from our weekly sponsor, Shelly's Images. I loved this beach scene, Island Life. I wish I was sitting in that chair right now watching the waves!
I used Webster's pages papers for the background papers. I love the beach themed papers, they are perfect for this image. Although some of it got covered up with the ribbon and image, you still get the gist.
I colored this image with copics.
Sky - B0000, B91, W00, 0
Water - B91, B0000, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG72
Sailboat - E27, E23, R27, R24
Sand - E42, E40, E33, E35, E50, E53, G24, G21, YG63, YG03
Chair - W5, W3, W1, R27, R24, R22
Towel - B97, B95, B91, B0000
Umbrella - BG75, BG79, BG71, BG10, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, E08, E07, E04, E27, E23, E33, E50

I hope you will join us this week at Midnight Madness for our sketch challenge.
We have some amazing prizes this week.

Our MMSC110 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...

Our June Monthly sponsors are....

KennyK Collection & Whimsy Stamps

View their awesome monthly Grand prize worth over $100!!

I cant wait to see what you create.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Fun

Who's READY for some SUMMER FUN?!?

I am! I am! We heard ya over at The Greeting Farm, too, because Oliver and Amelia are already on the task at hand to bring YOU some SUMMER FUN!

Introducing....Oliver/Amelia SUMMER FUN!

I LOVE this set because I love pool days with the family. I love packing up a picnic lunch, getting the boys in the swim trunks, and heading over to the pool with all our pool toys in tote. My two little ones LOVE splashing in the pool, wearing goggles, their floaties, and swimming all day. It is one of our favorite summer activities. With that in mind, I created a fun card with one of the sentiments and Amelia dressed her little swim suit ready to jump in!
This new set is perfect for summer cards or layouts documenting your favorite summer memories. Summer Fun Set is full of great summer sentiments, and of course, adorable Oliver and Amelia ready to hit the pool or beach.
I colored Amelia with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair - E25, E23, E31, E50
Swimsuit - YR15, YR12, YR00, orange stickles
I cut Amelia our using my Beaded Ovals Nestie and added some dark orange gems to the beads.
I used Bo Bunny's summer paper from last year, and distressed everything with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink to make it even more Orange. I tucked in a Magnolia Doohickey Swirl and a big orange half flower behind the image. I then layered a white prima flower on top with another gem to make it all pop!
SUMMER FUN will be released this FRIDAY, JULY 1st, during our "BLUSHIN' into SUMMERTIME" DT BLOG HOP/RELEASE PARTY, beginning at 12:01 am, CST...but you can WIN this adorable set today by 'swimmin' over to the TGF Blog to read how!

We sure do hope you'll splash on over to party with us this Friday, but for now, I'll be back tomorrow with ONE more preview- can you BELIEVE how HOT, HOT, HOT these releases are for the month of July?!? I can't wait to show you one more stamp tomorrow! See you then!

Guest Designer for Magnolia Mania - distress

This week at Magnolia Mania the theme is distress. I LOVE these Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers, and they are the perfect papers to distress, I think. The colors and patterns are just gorgeous.
I used my Distrezz-it-all machine on all the paper around the edges, LOVE that machine, makes distressing so easy! I also used VIntage Photo distress ink to distress it all even further. I added a paper doily, which was heavily distressed with distress ink so that it would stand out behind the image. I chose Tilda playing hopscotch for my image, she is just adorable. I love this new Sweet rainbow collection, each and every stamp is so adorable.
I kept the colors very soft to match the papers. I used copics and Prismacolor pencils to color Tilda
Skin - E21, E00 E000, E0000, R20, R30
hair - E25, E31, E50
Dress - R01, R02, R00, R0000, G40, peach pencil
Shoes - E44, E43, E42, E40

I added some flowers to the card as well. I used a white gardenia, two-toned light pink cherry blossoms, cream aster daisies, and white 15mm roses which I sprayed with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist. Then I added cream Petaloo Cantebury Vines. The butterflies were punched out using my Martha Stewart Monarch Punch and some of the design paper scraps.
I finished off the inside of the card with more of the distressed design paper. I also added some vintage seam binding, which I sprayed with Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist to give it color, then distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.
I hope you will join us at Magnolia Mania for the distress challenge this week.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Copic Creations - Doodles (I drew in the grass)
Anything Goes - Here comes summer
Just Magnolia - Butterflies
The Ribbon Girl - Pink and Cream
The Shabby Tea Room - My Favorite Things (Butterfly dreams paper, flowers, distress, shabbychic, butterflies)
Crop Stop - Summer
Stampin For the Weekend - My Favorite things (Butterfly dreams paper, flowers, distress, shabbychic, butterflies)
All That Scraps - Good ole Summer Time

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm Blushing!!!!

I'm BLUSHING!!!!!!
You're not going to believe WHY.... because I am a new TGF FARMER!!! It has been SOOOO hard to hide my excitement since I was asked to join! Keeping secrets is something that is so hard for me, ESPECIALLY when I am THIS excited!!! LOL
I have been addicted to The Greeting Farm stamps forever, and I was literally doing back flips when I was asked to join their Design Team!!! LOL. ALL of the TGF images are just so stinkin cute, how can you not LOVE them. It is an absolute dream come true to be asked to join this amazing team full of talented ladies, and to work with such an amazing stamp company. I am humbled, excited, speechless, thrilled, and honored to be a part of The Greeting Farm family, and cant wait to show you all the new things coming!!!
As if my own excitement weren't enough, I am not alone in sure to check out the TGF BLOG today for the announcement of the rest of the NEW TGF Farmers and check out the TALENT I am amongst:
Becca Fabozzi (That's Me!!!!)
Jessica Diedrich, TGF Creative Coordinator
and our Guest Designer who is NO stranger to TGF, Jen Shults! Just wait til you see what she has up her sleeve for us this month!

How's that for a bunch of blushing beauties?!? Well, turns out we're not the ONLY ones BLUSHING at TGF....
...introducing the BRAND-NEW TGF BLUSH SOCIETY!!!
We are thrilled to bring you TWO brand new card, scrapbook, and mixed-media friendly backgrounds to compliment SPLOTCHY released a few months ago....with our HEART Background and HELLO Background! In addition, the pride and joy of the new BLUSH SOCIETY? We bring you Blush Bonnie and Blush Babbette...two new "blushing beauties" that will be fantastic for cards, art journaling, and MORE! Here is my project:
Meet Blushing Bonnie. Isnt she a total doll??!!! I adore her outfit, and want her dress for myself, it is just adorable!!!! I used the Blush Hello Background behind her, and stamped that in Worn Lipstick Distress ink. The sentiment, "Thinking of You" also comes with Blushing Bonnie! What an amazing pair!!!!! I stamped the sentiment with Worn Lipstick, then cut it out like a banner flag. I paired all these images up with some Prima Annalee papers, dont you just LOVE the colors??!!
I colored Blushing Bonnie with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
Hair - E33, E31, Y21, Y20
Dress - B02, B05, B00, B0000, RV14, RV13, RV10
Socks - RV14, RV13, RV10
Shoes - W5, W1
I followed the design layout of the Mystery Monday card being showcased this week on the TGF Challenge blog, what a great card to case. I followed the layout, with just a few little tweaks! I added white Prima roses to the corners which I painted with Cosmos and Patina Glimmer Mists. I also added lots of pearls, and a pink monarch punched butterfly.
There is so much excitement buzzing around the Farm today, you'll definitely want to start on the TGF BLOG because we have a HUGE PRIZE PACK to give away today for visiting us NEW Farmers and leaving some love and your thoughts on the new "BLUSH SOCIETY!" We can't wait to hear them!
That's it for me today, but I'll be back later this week, still blushing ;), with MORE TGF previews!

What is black, white, and pink all over????

This card made Top 3 at 7 Kids College Fund!!!!

Why it's TILDA, of course!!! I love the bold colors of this card. I do not usually work with this color combo, but these papers were perfect, and I love the way this looks!
I used some DCWV papers from my stash for this card, the graphic patterns were just so awesome, I love the different patterns together. I paired them up with Running Tilda from the Butterfly Dreams collection, one of my fave tilda's of all. And that pink and white gingham bow is just to die for! It matched the paper colors perfectly, it was like it was meant to be!!!
I colored Tilda with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
Hair and Shoes- C9, C7, C5, C3
Dress and Socks - RV17, RV14, Rv13, RV10, RV00
Basket - E33, E31, E50
Grass - G40, G21, G24, YG03, YG63
I used Flower Soft in Heather on the flowers in her basket. I love the texture this gives them and makes them pop right off the page.
Here is the artsy view of my card. Of course, I added Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to it! I used white gardenia, white 25mm roses which I sprayed with Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist, white 15mm roses which I sprayed with Black Gold Glimmer Mist, a hot pink cherry blossom, and white 4mm closed roses. I also added a hand-made butterfly stick pin that I made. I love making stick pins to match my cards, so easy and so much fun!!!
I finished off the inside of my card with more of the fab-O design paper and gingham ribbon.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious - Black and White with a POP!
7 Kids College Fund - It's So Fluffy
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbon and Bows
Just Magnolia - Butterfly theme (butterfly dreams collection Tilda, butterfly stick pin)
Totally Papercrafts - Spots and Stripes

Addicted to Stamps - wedding theme

This week at Addicted to Stamps we are challenging you to create something with a wedding theme. It is one of our teamies wedding anniversary, so this is the perfect challenge!
For my card, I used these fantastic papers from Webster's Pages, Life's Portrait. I love the colors against the black, really makes the softer shades pop! I paired them up with this adorable image from Lili of the Valley, Wedding Couple. Arnt they just SUPER sweet??!!
I colored them with copics and Prismacolor pencils.
Skin - E00, E000, R02, R21
Hair - E33, E31, E50, E23, E25
Dress - C1, C00, RV95 RV93, RV91
Suit, Shoes, and hat - C7, C5, C3, C1, C0
I added lots of Wild Orchid Flowers. I used two-toned 25mm purple roses, lime green cherry blossoms, and two-toned 15mm lavender roses. I also punched two Doohickey leaves from the black polka-dot patterned paper and edged it with white chalk to make it stand out more. Also added some cream punched out fronds from my Martha Stewart Frond punch! The stick pin is handmade for me by a friend, and matched the colors of the card perfectly!
I hope you will join us at Addicted to Stamps for our wedding challenge. I cant wait to see what you create!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Basic Grey Challenges Design Team - Stitching

Its time for a new challenge at Basic Grey challenges. This week we are challenging you to use stitching with your Basic Grey products. I chose to do faux stitching, as I love this faux stitching stamp I have from Crafty Secrets.
I used some Basic Grey Curio papers for this card. I love the combo of browns, red, and mint green. So pretty, yet Shabby Chic at the same time. I paired them up with one of my fave stamps, Tilda with Balloon. LOVE her!!!! I also use a Magnolia sentiment, A gift from the heart. Perfect pair!
I colored Tilda with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Dress and hairbow- R29, R27, R24, R22, R21, BG13, BG10
Shoes - E25, E31, E50, R27
Socks - W1, W00
Balloon - BG13, BG11, BG10, BG0000
I cut Tilda out using my beaded Ovals nestie. I also put a faux stitching around the oval by hand.

I added a chocolate brown silk ribbon and bow, which I think sets the card off perfectly!!! I also used my Doohickey Doily flowers die to cut out some flower bases with chocolate cardstock. I then added some white 25mm Wild Orchid Crafts roses, which I painted with Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist. The butterfly was punched using my Martha Stewart Monarch punch.
I hope you will join us at Basic Grey Challenges for our stitching challenge. I cant wait to see what you create!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Copic Creations - Doodles