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!