Thursday, December 31, 2009

12 Days, Day 6 and 7

Hello! How are you today!? The Greeting Farm is having a 12 Days of Christmas sketch challenge and today I have my version of sketch #6 and #7.

My sketch #6 card is pretty simple except maybe for the circle she is mounted on. I first cut a circle with my Nesties and then used a fancy corner punch with the guard popped off so I could punch it around the circle to make something a little special.

The Details:
Stamp: Flapper Anya - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Graphic 45, Basic Black - SU, PTI WHite
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Misc: Black Stickles, Ribbon - Offray, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Fancy corner punch

For sketch #7 I decided to do some paper piecing for her dress, tights and headband.

The Details:
Stamp: Miss Anya Love - The Greeting Farm
Paper: My Minds Eye, Real Red - Su, PTI White
Clothes:R22,Y21 (for shadows on the paper pieced clothes)
Misc: Ribbon and Brads- SU, Flowers - Making Memories

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Meet Chanter Heartsong!

Hiya!! Can you believe we are 2 days away from 2010?? This year has gone so fast.....Well, it has been a really good one for me! I started my blog (something I never ever thought I would do!) and got to be a part of the first Club Anya DT. I've made friends with some really wonderful ladies.....and I am very excited to share some news for the coming year - Amy has asked me to be on her design team for her fabulous Sweet November Stamps!!! I am so thrilled and honored to get to play with her amazing images! There is only one coming out this month (it will be released Monday the 4th at All That Scraps). So, without further ado, I am pleased to introduce you to Chanter Heartsong!

Amy says "Chanter is a dreamy little fairy who likes nothing more than to play secret match-maker with her special love dust. One sprinkle of that powder and an unsuspecting human will fall madly in love with the first person they see. ;) " I think she's great for sending a special "thank you" to someone, too!

The Details:
Stamps: Chanter Heartsong - Sweet November Stamps, Sentiment - CC Designs Sugarplum Sentiments - both from All That Scraps
Paper: K&Co, Old Olive and Baja Breeze - SU, PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: YG03 w/RV02 over it, YG95,YG97,YG99
Clothes: R81,R83,R85,R89
Misc: Taylors Tiny Twinkles, Stardust Stickles, gem swirls from stash?, Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Foam tape
, SU Scallop Border punch

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

12 Days of Christmas, Day 4 and 5

Hi! For all of you that are fellow Greeting Farm fans, has this been an exciting week or what?! I am thrilled with the announcement of the couple of new Farmers - I am such a fan of Melyssa, Randi and Mary's work!! They are just amazingly talented!! And the new Sprouts styled by Amy are so cute!! I can't wait to get my hands on them!! I am also having so much fun playing in the 12 Days of Christmas sketch challenges TGF is doing! The week or so before Christmas I had so little time to stamp, and when I did have time I just sat looking at my stuff with no idea of what I wanted to do....But for the last several days I have spent every spare minute stamping!!! So, today I have 2 more cards!

The fourth day of Christmas sketch challenge:

The Details:
Stamp: Winter Fairy (digi) - The Greeting Farm
Paper: My Minds Eye. Chocolate Chip, Really Rust - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E00,R20
Hair: E21,E25,E27,E29
Clothes and Wings:BG11,BG13,BG15, yG00,YG03
Misc: Darice gems, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU Photo corner punch

The 5th Day of Christmas sketch.

The Details:
Stamps: Unicorn, Summer Fairy (digi), Sentiment from Wonderland - The Greeting Farm
Paper: DCWV, Pink Passion - SU, New Leaf, White - PTI
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Wings, Tail and Mane: R83,RV23,RV25,RV29,Y06,Y08,YG06,YG07,YG09,B21,B24
Misc: Martha Stewart Border Punch and Butterfly punch, Stardust Stickles, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles

I hope you are having as much fun as I am!! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Winter Watcher

Hi! How was your long weekend? I had a head cold so I kind of lazed around not doing much.... I did stamp a little, though, so that was fun.

I fell completely in love with this image by ching-chou kuik as soon as I saw it and I couldn't wait to color it! It is called Winter Watcher. I made an extremely simple card with it because I didn't want anything to take away from the beautiful image.

The Details:
Stamp: Winter Watcher - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 5 plate #25) Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: Lily Bee (gold), Graphic 45 (blue), Basic Black - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E02,E08,E09,E18
Clothes: C0,C1,C3,C5,C7,C9
Cat: C1,C3,C5,
Eyes: B91,B93,B95,BG11,BG13
Misc: Ribbon - Offray
, Sakura Clear Stardust pen

I really appreciate that you take time out of your day to come visit me! I hope you day is wonderful!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

3 Days of Christmas!!

Hi!! How was your Christmas? I hope it was wonderful!! Mine was great!! And guess what? I have actually had the time to stamp over the past day or two!! That has been so nice!! I was able to do a few of the "12 Day's of Christmas" sketch challenges that The Greeting Farm is doing.

This is my take on the sketch for the 1st day:

The Details:
Stamp: Lolli Anya - The Greeting Farm, Sentiment - Verve
Paper: DCWV, Real Red - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Clothes: Y35,Y38,R81,R83
Lolli: Y00,Y11,Y35,Y38,R24,R27,R81,R83,BV01,BV02,B000,B01,YG11,YG03
Misc: Stardust Stickles, Nestabilities Circles and Ovals, Sakura glaze pen

My version of the second day sketch:
The Details:
Stamps: Miss Anya Autumn, My Guy Ian Autumn - digi stamps - The Greeting Farm, sentiment from Butterfly Wishes - TGF
Paper: Upsy Daisy Designs, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla - SU, PTI White
Anya: Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,E53,E55
Clothes: E43,E44,E47,B93,B95,B97,R37,R39,R89,YR15.YR16,YR18
IAN: Skin: E00,E11,E13,R20
Hair: C3,C5,C7,C9
Clothes: B91,B93,B95,YG03,YG25,YG17,YR15,YR16,YR18,E25,E27,E29
Misc: Ribbon, Linen thread - SU, Eyelet from stash, Spellbinders Nestabilites Oval and Scalloped Oval

And the third day sketch (and my favorite of the day! I just love the look on this fairy's face!!)

The Details:
Stamp: Autumn Fairy, Sentiment from Butterfly Wishes - The Greeting Farm
Paper: DCWV, Chocolate CHip -SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,R20
Clothes and Wings: BG000, E13,E15,E17,E18,E27
Misc: Spellbinders Nestabilites Ovals, Stardust Stickles

Thank you so much for visiting me today!!:-)Traci

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Whimsical Wednesday Mermaid

Hi! How are you today? For my DH's birthday yesterday we went to the movies to see Avatar and it was WAY better than I expected. My DD always has to get up for a restroom break in the middle of movies (which means I do too, because I am not ready to send her on her own yet ) and she sat through this 3 hour movie without wanting to get up. When it was done she said "That was good, can we watch it again?" I had no idea it was 3 hours until I saw the time afterwards because it seemed to go by so fast!

My card today uses the Whimsical Wednesday Diedrich Dare sketch. This sketch was done by Jessica (The Whimsical Butterfly)'s son Jack. If you want to play along, you still have a lot of time because the deadline is next Wednesday (the 30th) because of the Holiday! (Well, of course you can play anytime, but Randi (The Dark Mermaid) is offering a prize of one ching-chou kuik stamp (chosen by her) and one of her cards to one participant, chosen at random!)

I used Dragonfly Fantasy from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art collection (sheet 2, plate 21) available from Sweet Pea Stamps. The stamp actually has a gorgeous background to it, but I decided to cut the Mermaid out of her background this time and I added a little extra part to her tail. I made the seaweed using a Martha Stewart leaf punch and sewed and glued some seed beads to the sentiment panel. I don't know how much it will show up in the picture but there is LOTS of sparkle. The seaweed and the sentiment panel are sprayed with Seafoam Shimmerz Spritz and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz and the tail and hair have highlights with both atyou Spica Gold pen and Sakura Clear Stardust pen.

The Details:
Stamp: Dragonfly Fantasty - ching-chou kuik's Fantasty Art collection (through Sweet Pea Stamps)
Paper: DCWV, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Always Artichoke - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: BV00,BV01,BV02,BV04,B01
Tail: G20,G21,G24,B01,BV01
Misc: Seafoam Shimmerz Spritz, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, gold atyou Spica pen, Sakura clear Stardust pen, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Ek Success Border punch, Darice silver seed beads

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Birthday Cards!!

Hi! Well, I did manage to finish both my DD and DH's birthday cards in time!! For hers I did a little portrait card, doing my best to make Rain Anya from the "Rain,Snow, Shine" set look like my daughter. She was thrilled and when she opened it at her party she kept saying "It's me!!". That made me feel all warm and glow-y!! I also played along with the Whimsical Wednesday Diedrich Dare from last week (I am a little behind on things in case you haven't noticed!!) which was to be inspired by this plate:
After reading the challenge last week I did not go back and look at the plate again because I have a tendency to be too literal so I just went with the impression it left in my mind. I am having to fight myself now not to be disappointed that I got the colors so wrong!! LOL!!

The Details:
Stamp: Rain, Snow, Shine - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Rich Razzelberry, Cool Caribbean, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black - SU, PTI White
I will edit and add later - during the "cleaning" for the birthday party I misplaced the notebook I always write them down in as I work!!
Misc: Nestabilites Circle and Scallop Circle, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Razzelberry ribbon - SU, Eggplant Liquid Pearls, EK Success Birthday Bandles Border punch, Stickles, Foam tape

This is going to be the card for my DH (his birthday is tomorrow!)

The Details:
Stamps: Final Frontier - Doodlefactory (Starving Artistamps), Sentiment and balloons - Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Recollections DP, Smokey Shadow, White - PTI
I will edit and add later - during the "cleaning" for the birthday party I misplaced the notebook I always write them down in as I work!!
Misc: Foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Spring Rainbow

Hiya! Long time no see! Sorry I haven't been posting much. I know I am really not any more busy than anyone else (in fact, probably a lot less than many people) but I am just not managing my time well lately. Even a pretty simple card is taking me FOREVER to finish! My DD's birthday is Sunday (party on Saturday!) and I am trying to get her card finished in time (I'll post it when it's done!) and I haven't even started my DH's card (his birthday is Monday) and I am idea-less!!!

(You can click on the photo for a closer look if you want!)

Are you all subscribed to The Greeting Farm newsletter? I need to unsubscribe and then re-subscribe because something happened and I didn't receive it so I missed that there was a contest with the fabulous digital fairies!! Well, Marie is extending the contest so I just HAD to play along! There is a chance to win a different fabulous Fairy, and I WANT her!!

The Details:
Stamp: Sprin Fairy (digi) - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Sassafrass Lass, Basic Black, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20, BV01,BV02
Hair: C3,C7,C9,110
Clothes: R24,R29,YR04,YR09,Y04,Y08,YG03,YG17,BG11,BG13,B21,B24,BV02,BV04,V15,V06,RV04
Misc: Ek Success Border Punch (the swirls are the punched out parts), Darice gems, Stardust Stickles, Nestabilites rectangle and scalloped rectangle.

Thank you for visiting! I hope to see you again soon!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hoppin' With Anya and Ian

Hi! I hope your weekend was wonderful!! I had just a little time for stamping and so I was able to finish up my projects for the Club Anya Customer blog hop!! My first project is a Christmas card holder in the shape of Santa's cottage. (I got the idea of using one of these houses I found at Micheals from Joni - A Sticky Situation. She has made some of the most wonderful house creations!!) I like to think of Santa and Mrs Claus living in a very Gingerbread-y house. There is snow on the roof (liquid applique) , icicles hanging off of the roof (Martha Stewart punch), "gumdrop" buttons with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for their sparkle. The entire house was sprayed with Baby's Breath Shimmerz Spritz so it's very sparkly in real life. Mr and Mrs Clause also have several of their elf friends and Rudolf on their way over for a visit! (And please ignore the white plastic container - that is what I usually place my cards in when I take a picture and I just wasn't thinking about this project being much bigger than a card!!)

(You can click on any photo for a closer look.)

I also made a card for the KISS challenge (Keep It Simple Shaped) for Farm Fresh Friday at The Greeting Farm. Please don't yell at me about Hula Anya getting cold - she was very excited about the snow and couldn't resist going out to play in it! I gave her hot cocoa and told her to dress more warmly next time!! But back to the challenge - we were to use only our straight cutters, but were allowed one punch (which I used for the snowflakes. They are the leftover flakes that come off when you use the EK Success Snowflake Border punch.)

The Details:
Stamp: Hula Anya, Hat from XMas Sweeties - The Greeting Farm
Paper: DP - SU, Real REd, Cameo Coral SU, PTI White
Skin:E11, E13,R22,R20
Clothes: YG03,YG07,YG09,R24,R27,R29,R59
Flowers: R20,R22
Misc: EK Success Snowflake Border punch, Stardust Stickles, Liquid Applique, Ribbon - JoAnn's?

Thank you for visiting me today, and if you are here on the Hop, I hope you are having a great time!! For the rest of the Hop List, go to Club Anya.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Merry Fairy Christmas!!

Hiya!! Is everyone having the same lack-of-time issues that I am having lately!!? There are just not enough hours in the day! I have had way less stamping fact, I did this card in little sections of time over a few days. The image is from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (this one is called It's My Birthday but I made her into a Christmas Fairy!!) available at Sweet Pea Stamps. I am so in love with all of the images this artist has!! (And they are really fun to color!)

The Details:
Stamps: It's My Birthday - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (Sweet Pea Stamps)
Paper: My Minds Eye, Prism Blush Red Dark, Rose Red - SU, Spring Rain and White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Magic Pixie Dust and Pink Petunia
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,E53,E55
Wings: R81,R83,R85,R22,R24,R27,R29
Tail: YG00 w/YG95 over it, YG95
Water: B91 w?BG10 over it
Misc: Flower - Prima, Sakura Clear Stardust pen, stardust stickles, Darice gem, Martha Stewart punch, Nestabilities ovals

Thanks for taking time in your day to visit me!

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Color Challenge and a SKetch Challenge!

Hi! I hope your weekend was great! Mine was really busy - my DD's Girl Scout troop had a fundraiser at a craft fair, then I tried to get as much Christmas shopping finished as possible. My DD and DH's birthdays are one day apart, right before Christmas, too. So there is also birthday shopping to be done, and my DH is the hardest person to shop for! And the DD's birthday party to plan for.....boy, I am whining a lot today! Sorry!! I am actually very excited about this time of the year, it just doesn't leave a lot of time for stamping! So I stayed up way too late last night watching my Tivo'd Cardinals game and stamping!!! And I am always in a great mood when the Cardinals win!!

My card today combines two challenges - last weeks FFF color challenge at The Greeting Farm to used Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and White, and the sketch challenge from Viva la Verve at the Verve forum on Splitcoast!

The Details:
Stamps: Ava - The Greeting Farm, Sentiment from Birthday Surprise - Verve
Paper: Retired Baja Breeze paper pack - SU, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Chocolate Chip
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: C3,C5,C7,C9,110
Clothes: B91 w/BG11 over it, BG72,BG75,E44,E47,E49
Frog: YG00 and YG03 both w/YG95 over them, YG97
Misc: Martha Stewart edge punch, Liquid Pearls, Stampin Up Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Sakura Clear Stardust gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Some Merry Elves!

Hi! I am so excited - my Elf Anya arrived! I found The Greeting Farm a little over a year ago and I just missed out on this cute Elf Anya at that time! I was always bummed that I missed getting her and then on Black Friday Marie offered her up one last time! I got up at 4:45 AM so I could be online when she went up for sale and YEAH! I got her!! And then I promptly turned her into a boy (or at least one of her!!) For any of you that want to do gender surgery on her, it was pretty easy - after inking her up I wiped off her skirt with a baby wipe, then drew in the missing parts to make tights (I gave them stripes, too!) and I cut off her ponytail curls when cutting her out. And, just because I knew I was putting "him" on a card with her I wanted the hats to be different so for his hat I stamped her one extra time, cut out the hat leaving some extra on the bottom, flipped it over and redrew the bell details and added stripes.

The Details:
Stamps: Elf Anya - THe Greeting Farm, Sentiment - Ornamental Christmas - Verve
Paper: We Are Memory Keepers, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, White - PTI
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Anya Hair: E50,E53,E55
Anya Clothes: R81,R83,R85, R22,R24,R27,R29
Ian Hair: E21,E25,E27,E29
Ian Clothes: R22,R24,R27,R29,YG03,YG25,YG17, C0,C1,C3
Misc: Uniball Signo White Gel pen, Sakura 3D Glaze pen - red, Nestabilites Labels, SU Corner Rounder, COPIC atyou Spica pen - Gold, Buttons from stash

Thank you for visiting!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Trim the Tree With Mistletoe...

Mistletoe Snowhill, that is!! I just had to make another card with one of Amy's new fairies - Mistletoe Snowhill (her new line of stamps - Sweet November Stamps - is now being put out by CC Designs and are available at All That Scraps!!) I used the Mojo Monday 115 sketch.

This time I did a teeny bit of altering by wiping away the mistletoe in her hand and drawing a Christmas ornament instead. I decorated her dress and the ornaments with lots of Taylors Tiny Twinkles! Oh, and I was SO proud of myself for the tree! I'm sure I'm probably not the first to do this, although I don't recall seeing it anywhere before - I used my Stampin Up Scallop Circle Punch and Large Oval Punch to make the tree! I punched 3 scalloped circles and marked a "center" on each circle between 2 scallops. For the top layer of the tree I marked 5 scallops away from the "center" on each side then lined up the oval punch with the center and the marking on one side and punched. I then repeated that for the other side. The other two layers were done the same way, only the marks were 4 scallops away on the second layer and 3 away on the bottom layer. The top layer was the most difficult because you don't have much to hold onto for your second punch but the other two layers were pretty easy!

The Details:
Stamp: Mistletoe Snowhill - Sweet November Stamps through CC Designs, sentiment - Verve
Paper: Bo Bunny, PTI New Leaf, Dark Chocolate, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Fresh Green, Dew Drops Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, Memento Rich Cocoa
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair and Wings: E50,E53
Clothes and Wings: BG10,BG11,BG13 all w/C0 and B000 over them, YG03,YG17
Ornament: R35,R37,R39
Misc: Taylors Tiny Twinkles, Sakura Clear Stardust Gel Pen, Stardust Stickles, SU Scallop Circle Punch and Large Oval Punch, Nestabilites Circle and Scallop Circle, SU Corner Rounder

I hope you have a Magical day!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Buddy

Hello! How are you today?! I can't believe we are into December already!! Well, I took a break from the Christmas themed cards today to play with this pretty image from Sweet Pea Stamps. The artist, ching-chou kuik has some amazing fantasy images!! My card is pretty straightforward - she is colored with Copics and has lots of Stickles on her wings for that fairy sparkle!! The purple panel is embossed with Spellbinders Flower Impressabilites and I used some green liquid pearls.

The Details:
Stamp: My Buddy (by ching-chou kuik) - Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: Bazzill (green), Elegant Eggplant, Taken With Teal (sprayed with Shimmerz Spritz)
Skin: R00, E00,E11,R20
Hair: YR16,YR18,E09
Clothes and Wings: YG21.YG23,YG95,BG11,BG13,BG15, V04 w/BV02, V06 w/BV04, V09
Mushroom: E13,E15,E17,E19
Misc: Ribbon - SU, Button from stash, Spellbinders Impressabilites, Sea Foam Shimmerz Spritz, Liquid Pearls, Stickles

Thanks for visiting me today! I hope your day is wonderful!

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Couple of Verve Challenges

Hi! This weekend was the Verve release party and during that party they issued 5 challenges. I really wanted to do all 5 but I only got 2 done. I may try to do the other 3 later but I know I won't have them done in time to be eligible for the prizes (which is totally ok!)! The first one I did was a color challenge of Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Black and White (or similar colors.) I used the Verve set Holly Jolly.

The Details:
Stamp: Holly Jolly - Verve
Paper: Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White
Misc: Detail Black Embossing Powder, Darice Gems, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Rectangles

The second challenge that I got done was to make a mini pizza box. I had never done one before but the tutorial on Splitcoast was very easy to follow and it was a lot of fun! I used some older Basic Grey paper from my stash and the Verve set O Christmas Tree.

The Details:
Stamp: O Christmas Tree - Verve
Paper: Basic Grey, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Copics: R24, R27, R29,R59,YG95,YG97,Y26,B91,B93,B95
Misc: Darice Jewels, Offray Ribbon, Nestabilities Scallop Square and Label

Thanks for visiting me today!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Meet Mistletoe Snowhill!

Hi! I hope you all have been having a wonderful weekend. Why do long weekends go by so quickly?.....

Today I get to show you another new fairy by Amy (A Thousand Sheets of Paper). Her new line of stamps, Sweet November Stamps, is being carried by All That Scraps. This one is called Mistletoe Snowhill, and she and Holly Starshine will be available on Monday!! I used the Whimsical Wednesday sketch for my card. If you are not familiar with Whimsical Wednesdays - The Diedrich Dare, Jessica's (aka The Whisical Butterfly) kids create the challenge each week! I just could not resist the sketch by her son Jack this week!! I also used a LOT of sparkle on this card so I took a picture with the flash this time so more of the sparkle would show. Several of the background papers were sprayed with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer or Silver Foil and I used my Sakura Clear Star glitter pen liberally!!

The Details:
Stamp: Mistletoe Snowhill - Sweet November Stamps through CC Designs (All That Scraps)
Paper: It's a Little Flaky (digi paper from Sweet Shoppe Designs), Almost Amethyst, Orchid Opulence - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Clothes and Wings: V04,V15,V06, BV01,BV02,BV04 w/B000 over them
Misc: Sakura Clear Star glitter pen, Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer and Silver Foil, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Darice Gems, Offray Ribbon

Thanks for visiting me today!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I am just sneaking down to the computer for a few minutes while the potatoes are cooking to post a card I made with one of Amy's new Holiday fairies that will be available on Monday at All That Scraps! This is Holly Starshine! Isn't she adorable!? I LOVE these fairies!! Amy is so talented!!

I have been wondering lately if I provide enough information on the making of my cards. I always give the recipe, but unless there is something a little unusual I don't give an explanation. If you would like me to write more about them, let me know. On this card card, I used an EK Success Holly border punch (although it was called a border punch, it actually cut that strip out). I cut a white strip of cardstock slightly smaller than the border strip, held the border strip over it and marked with dots of color where the openings were. I then colored those areas with a green and red marker so that when I layered the black border piece over it the leaves showed green and the berries showed red. I also used a glitter pen to draw veins on all of the leaves. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I used the Taylored Expressions #92 sketch!!

The Details:
Stamps: Holly Starshine - Sweet November through CC Designs (available at All That Scraps), sentiment - Verve
Paper: Bo Bunny (Holly), My Minds Eye (red and white dot), Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Garden Green - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: C3,C5,C7, 100
Clothes and Wings: YG11,YG17,G17,G19,R22,R24,R27,R29
Misc: Stickles - Burgundy and Holly, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, EK Success Border Punch, Martha Stewart Holly Punch, Darice gems

Thanks for visiting me today! Good luck tomorrow if you are facing the madness and I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vivaa la Verve With Purple and Brown

Hi! I just have a very quick post with my last Viva la Verve challenge card of this month. The twist for this one was a color challenge - Purple, Brown and Vanilla.

The Details:
Stamp: Christmas in the Air - Verve
Paper: Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Misc: Ribbon - SU, Distress Stickles-Vintage Photo, Platinum Stickles, Adirondack Dimensional Pearls - Eggplant, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rudolph and Vivi

Hello! I hope your week is going great so far! I am so excited about the four day weekend! I don't do the Black Friday shopping thing - way too stressful! But I am looking forward to a day of relaxing with my family and maybe watching a few Holiday movies.....What are you looking forward to?

I had this idea of turning the deer from the Forest Friends set by The Greeting Farm into Rudolph. I used Amy's method of altering (she does a great tutorial on Club Anya). Her method is much easier and better than what I have always done, so I think I will go to it first from now on! My method always involved a lot of tracing and cutting out and layering.....Anyway, once I had Rudolph I thought he and Vivi could be delivering packages to their friends at the North Pole.I did a little altering on Vivi too, giving her a bit more hair. I also used NO patterened paper on this so it qualifies for the Farm Fresh Friday challenge! Woo Hoo!

The Details:
Stamps: Forest Friends, Vivi - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Bermuda Bay - SU, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Clothes and Present: R00,R20,R22,R24,R27,R29,BG10,BG11,BG13,BG15
Rudolph: E21,E25,E27,E29,R00,R20,W0,W1,W3, R27,R29
Misc: Stardust Stickles, Burgundy Stickles, Adirondack Cranberry Dimensional Pearls, Sakura Glaze Pen - Red, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, Swiss Dots CB Embossing Folder, Trees cut out with a Cricut Machine

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Late Viva La Verve Card!

Hi! I am so behind on everything!! This is for the Viva La Verve challenge from two weeks ago! The VLV challenges are always a sketch challenge with a twist and this weeks twist was to make it a Holiday themed card! Ok, I can do that!! I used all digital patterned papers from the Digichick. I just realized I seem to be on a pink Christmas card kick! Even the one I am working on right now for tomorrow has a lot of pink....

The Details:
Stamps: Snowflake Splendor, Christmas in the Air - Verve
Paper: Sugar Plum - Strawberry Cafe - The Digichick, Blush Red Dark - Prism
Misc: Ribbon - Offray (Red), SU (green and pink), buttons from stash

Thanks for visiting me today! I hope your week is great!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Holidays from Buttercup

Hi! I love using my favorite non-Christmas themed stamps for Holiday cards. This one is Buttercup Reedweb, designed by the Fabulous Amy and available at All That Scraps! You can get her in rubber or digi, and this is the first time ever I decided I HAD to have both (well, with all 4 of Amy's Fairies!)! I just couldn't decide if it would be better to have digi so I could re-size them and flip the images, or rubber for all of the other cool techniques you can do with ink...

I used one of the digi ones for this card. I also used my coupon at Jo-Ann's and bought a package of Sakura Glaze Pens, and as you can see I went a little crazy with the dooding!! It was a lot of fun!

The Details:
Stamps: Buttercup Reedweb - Sweet November (through All That Scraps), Sentiment - Verve
Paper: My Minds Eye (trees), Basic Grey (Pink), Real Red, Soft Sky - SU, PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic - Pink Petunia
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: R81,R83,R85
Clothes and Wings: C0,C1,R35,R37,R39,B01
Misc: Sakura Glaze Pen (red), Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, SU Corner Rounder

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Late Fairy Post!

Sorry I am so late with my post this morning!! I wasn't able to finish up the card I was working on yesterday in time to post last night like I usually do so I had to finish it this morning! This is the Summer Fairy (available today, along with the other 2 Seasonal Fairies at The Greeting Farm.)

The Details:
Stamp: Summer Fairy (digi) - The Greeting Farm
Paper: My Minds Eye, Soft Suede CS - SU, PTI WHite CS
Skin: R00,E00,E00,R20
Hair and Wings: BG000,B000,BG72,BG75
Clothes: RV91,RV93,RV95
Misc: Jewels from Darice (medium and small brown and purple), Martha Stewart (clear and blue), and Recollections (large Brown brads), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Thanks for visiting me today!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Candy Cane Kisses

Hi! I am here today with the third of four new fairies being released on Thursday at The Greeting Farm. This one is the Winter Fairy, but I decided to color her up as a peppermint fairy! I used the MojoMonday #113 sketch, turning it on it's side. And I don't know why, but I couldn't get the phrase "Candy Cane Kisses" out of my head while I was coloring her so I printed it out on my computer and put it on the card!

The Details:
Stamp: Winter Fairy (digi) - The Greeting Farm
Paper: DCWV, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy and White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox Rosebud, VersaMagic Petunia
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: C0,C1,R81,R83,R85, R35,R37,R39
Clothes: R35,R37,R39
Misc: Ribbon (stripe and pink) - SU, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Circle Nestabilities, Signo White Gel pen

Thanks for stopping by to see me! I hope your day is wonderful!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Autumn Fairy

Hi! I am thrilled to get to show you another one of the fabulous Fairies that will be available at The Greeting Farm on Thursday! This one is the Autumn Fairy and I was inspired by her name when choosing my papers and her coloring, but of course she could be colored any way at all!! And I decided to give her a more subtle sparkle than yesterday's Spring Fairy, so her wings and dress are covered with a Clear Spica Glitter pen, which never photographs well but looks very shimmery in real life!

The Details:
Stamp: Autumn Fairy (digi) - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Bo Bunny, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: Y17,Y38,YR16,YR18,R08
Clothes: E08,E09,E19,E18
Wings: YR16,YR18,R08,E08,E09,E18,E29
Misc: Offray Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Clear Spica Glitter Pen, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thank you for coming to visit me! I hope you have a magical day!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Think Spring!

Hi! Ok, I am really not ready for Spring yet! I was just lucky enough to get to play with one of the new digi stamps that will be released on Thursday at The Greeting Farm! This is the Spring Fairy. I have to say, I am constantly amazed at Marie's talent - every time I think I can't possibly like her stamps more than I do she shows something in a new style and I am in love all over again! The four fairies she has coming out are just absolutely gorgeous!!

The Details:
Stamp: Spring Fairy - The Greeting Farm (digi)
Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip -SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: RV00,RV02,RV04,RV06,RV09 all W/RV91, RV32,RV34 over them
Clothes: YG03,YG25,YG17
Wings: BG10,GB11,BG13
Misc: Create a Flower 1 and 2 - Spellbinders, Flower Punches - SU, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Thanks for stopping by! I will have another new Fairy to show you tomorrow, so come back by if you can!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cracked Glass Mittens

Hi! I feel like it's been forever since I posted! Not that long, I know....I am way behind on doing some of the challenges that I like to participate in - this one is for last weeks Viva la Verve sketch with a twist. The twist this time was to use the cracked glass technique. I thought I had my card all finished and ready to post last night and then I realized I forgot the cracked glass part so I had to take it apart and add that! I used a digi image that Verve offered free for a bit. I drew a pattern onto the mittens because I also knit and I LOVE a patterned mitten (I am adding a couple of pictures of mittens I have knit, after the card!)

The Details:
Stamp: Winter Mittens digi - Verve
Paper: Imaginisce, Real Red, Chocolate Chip - SU, PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics: R35,R37,R39,YG03,YG25,YG17,C0,C1
Misc: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, Oval and Oval Scallop Nestabilities, Sakura White gel pen, JoAnn Craft Essentials Ribbon

This is the first pair of mittens I made and I still wear them:

This is my favorite pair that I made:

Thanks for visiting me today!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Cullen Christmas (and some Awards)

Hi! Have you ever been really excited about a card you wanted to make, and everything went the way you wanted, and yet you still didn't end up with the result you wanted? That's kind of how I feel about this card (I am NOT whining, really!) I LOVE the digi's, I was So pleased with how the coloring turned out, and then somehow.....I don't know, I think maybe it's because I tried to fit so many of them on one card that it left very little room to get across my Christmas card theme. My DH didn't think it looked like a Christmas card at all when I first finished so I added the ribbon/bow and holly to the center....I am not happy with the ribbon, but as everything was attached with a glue dot, it started ripping the paper when I tried to take it off, so it is staying!! Anyway, I do love how the "Cullens" look! (And they have a lovely subtle sparkle in real life, thanks to a clear Spica pen! I wish it was easier to get that to photograph!)

The Details:
Stamps: Jeremy, Joyce, Ed, Ebony and Hugh2 (limited edition digi's) - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Handsome Hunter - SU, PTI White
Hugh 2 (Jasper) - Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,E53,E55
Clothes: B93,B95,B97,E55,E57,E59,R29,R39,R59, C0,C1
All Other's Skin: E000,E00,E11,R20
Ebony (Alice): Hair: C5,C7,C9, 100
Clothes: Bv04,BV08,V09,B93,B95,B97
Ed: Hair:E08,E19,E18
Clothes: C0,C1,C5,C7,C9
Joyce (Rosalie): Hair: E50,E53,E55
Clothes: B93,B95,B97,R29,R39,R59,C5,C7,C9
Jeremy (Emmett): Hair: E74,E77,E79,100 (black)
Clothes: E55,E57,E59, C0,C1,G05,G19,G29,E47.E49
Misc: Martha Stewart Holly Punch, Clear Dew drops colored with red copic, JoAnn Craft Essentials ribbon, Spica pen - clear and gold (eyes).

I am also VERY late at saying "Thank You" but I received a few blog awards from some very sweet ladies over the past 2 weeks. The first one came to me from Gabby. If you aren't familiar with her you should go visit her blog - she is fun and funky and colors so beautifully!! Gabby - I hope you know I am there reading your blog every day - I am having comment issues again!!

The second one came from Erin. Erin is so creative and always has the most adorable cards and projects! She teaches some classes in her LSS and I would LOVE to be able to take them!! THere was a "one answer" quiz with this one, so I will do my best!

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? messy
3. Your mother? strong
4. Your father? missed
5. Your favorite food? Cheese
6. Your dream last night? unremebered
7. Your favorite drink? Diet Vanilla Pepsi
8. Your dream/goal? Contentment
9. What room are you in? Family Room
10. Your hobby? Many
11. Your fear? the Unknown
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?W/family
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something you aren't? thin
15. Muffins? Nutty
16. Wish list item? Space!
17. Where did you grow up? Arkansas
18. Last thing you did? Worked
19. What are you wearing? Casual
20. Your TV? Project Runway
21. Your pets? Several
22. Friends? all over
23. Your life? Happy
24. Your mood? frazzled
25. Missing someone? yes
26. vehicle? Tuscan
27. Something your not wearing? make-up
28. Your favorite store? Gap Kids
29. Your favorite color? Cranberry
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? last night (Up)
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Michael's
34. Facebook? forced
35. Favorite place to eat? Red Robin

I know a LOT of you have received these lately but since it is so hard for me to decide because I love the inspiration I get from all of the blogs I visit I would like to offer this up to anyone who doesn't have it yet, that I follow. I love seeing what everyone has created and I usually try to leave comments, but for whatever reason when I sometimes don't, I appreciate you all so much!

This last one came to me from Jodi (Stamping a Latte) and you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw that! I have been checking out Jodi's creations since before I knew how to "follow" someone's blog! She is amazing!! Here is the explanation that came with it:

This award is bestowed onto blogs that are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes cut, even more friendships are propagated. When you receive this award, you have to pass it on to six bloggers, so here goes! I chose these ladies as I am uber inspired by them and am glad to have become friends with them through blogging!

So I would like to pass this one on to:


Thank you all for the wonderful inspiration!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hiya!! Well, after playing with Amy's wonderful new digi images over the past few days I was really in a digi mood so I decided I would make it a theme this week. For today's card I used Pink Cat Studios's Lily Rides a Polar Bear. I printed the image twice and cut out the bears head with Lily's hands attached and popped them up with foam tape. Other than that, it's pretty simple - one piece of DP and 3 border punches, lots of sparkle and some liquid applique (it's just too much fun!!)
The Details:
Stamps: Lily Rides a Polar Bear - Pink Cat Studio digi, Sentiment - Christmas in the Air - Verve
Paper : Cosmo Cricket, Handsome Hunter - SU, Island Mist Light - Prism, PTI White
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Whisper White Craft ink
Skin:R00, E00,E11,R20
Hair: E21,E25,E27
Clothes:RV21,RV23,RV25,RV29 all w/C0 and C1 over them, BG72,BG75
Misc: Martha Stewart Icicle border punch, EK Success Snowflake border punch and Tree border punch, Cotton candy stickles, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Iridescent Ice embossing powder
, liquid applique.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cookies for Santa

Hi! How are you today? I am great - I had such a fun weekend stamping! I didn't get anything else useful done, but it was still a wonderful weekend! And winter has finally decided to show up - there are great big fat snowflakes falling outside as I type this!!

Today I get to show you the last of the new digi's that Amy has coming out (available today at All That Scraps!) This one is called Cookie Break Santa. I CASED this (way more than I originally intended to) from Amy's card HERE. I remembered loving how she used the cookies from The Greeting Farm's Merry Tags on her card and I thought they would be so cute with her Santa. I didn't go back and look at her card so I didn't realize I had used a very similar layout, too!
The Details:
Stamps: Cookie Break Santa - Sweet November (Through All That Scraps), Merry Tags - The Greeting Farm
Paper: DCWV, Real Red - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Clothes: R22,R24,R27,R29,G02,G05,G09
Cookies: E50,E53,R22,R24,R27,G02,G05,G09, B21w/B000 over it, B24
Misc: Liquid Applique, Gold Pen, Offray Ribbon, Crystal Effects

Thank you so much for visiting me today!! I have decided I am going to play with digi images all this week - please stop back by and tell me what you think!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Few More Adorable Digi's by Amy!

Hiya!! I've got a couple more cards to show you with some of the digi's that Amy has coming out tomorrow (available at All That Scraps). These little guys are just so sweet, and so much fun to color and play with! On a few of my previous cards I doodled patterns into the elf's clothes, but today the only "extra" I added was a few white polka dots to his pants. I also used Mercy's Sketch # 46.

The Details:
Stamp: Buttons the Elf - Sweet November (digi) through All That Scraps
Paper: DCWV, Garden Green, Certainly Celery - SU, Pure Poppy, White - PTI
Skin: R00,E00,E00,R20
Clothes: YG17,YG67,G29,YG11,G12,R24,R27,R29
Bear: W0,W1,R20
Misc: SU Ribbon, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, CB Embossing Folder, Basic Grey Brads, White Sakura gel pen

My second card uses a Super Sweet trio of Angel Babies. I am not sure if they are going to be a set or sold separately.... I also used Spellbinders Fancy Tags die - my sentiment was bigger than the space on the die so I cut it out separately, then cut the tag apart and attached the "fancy" parts to the back of the sentiment panel.

The Details:
Stamps: Angel Babies - Eva, Mia and Sophie - Sweet November through All That Scraps, Sentiment - Verve
Paper: DCWV, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue - SU, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Clothes: B23,B26,B39,C0,C1,C3
Brown: E21,E25,E27
Blond: E50,E53,E55
Misc: Pewter Liquid Pearls, Martha Stewart Pearls, Silver pen, Spellbinders Fancy Tags

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

More Sweeeet Digi's

Hi! Happy Weekend! I don't usually blog on the weekend (I'm usually trying to stamp as much as possible, though!) but Amy's new Digi's are coming out on Monday at All That Scraps, and I wanted a chance to play with a few more of them and show them to you before then!

For my first card I used the beautiful Angel Celeste.

The Details:
Stamps: Angel Celeste - Sweet November Digi (through All That Scraps), Sentiment - Verve
Paper: Basic Grey, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,E53,E55
Dress: R22,R24,R27,R29,R39
Wings: B000
Misc: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Bling Swirl (?) from stash
, Clear Spica glitter pen (on dress)

For my second card I used this adorable Bing-a-Ling Elf! I just LOVE the expression on his face and I had to put him on a stack of presents trying to get that star on top of the tree! The tree and presents are hand drawn, and I also decorated his hat and gave him stripes on his leggings!

The Details:
Stamp: Bing-a-Ling - Sweet November Digi (through All That Scraps)
Paper: My Minds Eye, PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Clothes: R81,R83,R85,YR04,YR07,YR09,YG00,YG03,YG17,BG10,BG11,BG13
Misc: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Darice Gems

I am enjoying these Digi's so much, I think I may make next week an entirely Digi image week. I definitely love my rubber, but there are some really cute digi's (and you can't beat that instant gratification thing)!!

Well, thanks for visiting me! I hope you are enjoying the digi's and I hope you have a great weekend!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Joyful Jolly Elf

Hi! Do you all know about the new Fairy stamps that Amy (A Thousand Sheets of Paper) has for sale at All That Scraps? Well, she is going to have some Digi images available on Monday, too! They are just SO sweet and I am such a lucky girl to get to play with them a little early!! The one I used for my card today is Jolly Elf! I drew in a little pattern on his hat because I knit and I love a Fair Isle pattern! I also drew the "O" and the "Y" to spell out Joy because that is what his candy cane swing made me think of!

The Details:
Stamp: Jolly Elf - Sweet November Digi Image (available through All That Scraps)
Paper: Merry Merry - The Greeting Farm, Brilliant Blue - SU, Papertrey Ink White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Candy Cane: R24,R27,R29,C0,C1
Clothes: YG11,YG17,YG67,B24,B26,B28,Y06,Y15
Misc: Liquid Pearls

I hope to show you a few more of Amy's cute digi images over the weekend! I hope your weekend is wonderful!