Monday, May 31, 2010

Shabby Chic Cheeky Nurse

Hiya! We are having a Release Party over at The Greeting Farm PCP page at 7PM Central tonight - if you are not already there partying with us, what are you waiting for!? One of the challenge tonight was to make a card that is either Shabby Chic or Retro...Neither of those is my normal thing, so I hope this passes for Shabby Chic! I used the adorable, sexy, Cheeky Nurse for a "Get Well" card that ought to perk anyone up! (Please head to The Greeting Farm's blog for all of the challenge details!)

The Details:
Stamps: Cheeky Nurse - The Greeting Farm, Sentiment from Heidi Grace
Paper: October Afternoon, Pure Poppy, White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dew Drops Versamagic Red Magic, DD Brilliance Graphite Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Skin; E000,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,E53,E55
Clothes: C0,C1,C3, R29
Misc: PTI Ribbon, Lace from Stash, Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallop Rectangle

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll see ya' at PCP!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Color Me Copic is Here!

Hello! I don't have a new card to share today, I just wanted to let everyone know that the Color Me Copic blog has started up! Color Me Copic is a blog that several of us "non-professional" Copic lovers have started to share some of our tips and techniques, with a few tutorials thrown in! I am proud to be a part of this talented group of ladies that includes Amy (A Thousand Sheets of Paper), Elaine (Quixotic Cards), Kim (PaperBabe), and our Founder Rachel (The Paper Crafting Place)! I know I am going to learn so much!!

Also, be sure to visit Club Anya and Friends tomorrow for some special challenges, then join us for the release party at Paper Craft Planet at 7 PM Central!!

I'll see ya' there!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday Sketch with Oliver and Friend

Hello! This is the second day of Greeting Farm Sneak Peeks and today I get to show you a little something from the new set Oliver and Amelia - My Favorite Things! I used Oliver with his favorite pet goldfish, and Pam's fabulous sketch from this weeks Saturday Sketch challenge at Club Anya and Friends. O/A - My Favorite Things also has Amelia looking super cute and several sentiments!

The Details:
Stamp: Oliver and Amelia - My Favorite Things - The Greeting Farm
Paper: My Minds Eye, Cool Caribbean (SU), Mystic Dark (Prism), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,E53,E55,E31
Clothes: BG000 w/BG11 over it, BG02 W/BG13 over it, BG05 w/BG15 over it, B93,B95,B97,B99,YR14,YR16,YR18
Misc: Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon (SU), Sakura Glaze Pens
, Crystal Effects

Now, if you haven't already, you should definitely take a look at what the rest of the team has done with Oliver and Amelia:

  • Amy Young
  • Kelly Booth
  • Kim Costello
  • Pam Varnell

  • Tasha Beasley-our June Team Anya Guest Designer
  • Jessica Diedrich

  • I hope you will take a look over at Club Anya and Friends and maybe join us in our sketch challenge this week, too! Also, don't forget to join us at PaperCraftPlanet on Monday night at 7 Central for our big Release Party!!

    See Ya There!

    Friday, May 28, 2010

    TGF Sneak Peek!

    Hello Everyone!

    What a VERY CHEEKY CHALLENGE we have for you for today's FFF...and even more? We at Team Anya and our sister DT, the TGF Farmers have joined forces again to bring you a BRILLIANT 2nd installment of the Cheeky Cherry Line from The Greeting Farm! We are also excited to welcome our JUNE Club Anya Guest Designer to previews today-many of you know and love her already-congrats to Tasha Beasley! Tasha will be joining us for the month of June and is super excited, just like us, to be starting with these AMAZING new stamps!
    That's right! We are proud to unveil THREE new Cheeky Cherry stamps, all who will be available on June 1st: Cheeky Nurse, Cheeky Sailor, and Cheeky Beauty Queen! These three sassy new SPROUTS are ALL being previewed today by our awesome DT-and it just so happens that ALL THREE will be given away today on the Club Anya & Friends BLOG at the end of this HOP!

    This is the inspiration photo for Farm Fresh Friday today:

    And here is my card inspired by it!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Cheeky Beauty - The Greeting Farm, sentiment - Verve, Urban - Doodlefactory
    Paper: Sweet Summertome (Echo Park), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
    Clothes: R20,R22,R24,E11,E13
    Misc: Black Detail Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Brads (American Crafts),Ribbon (JoAnn Craft Essentials), Atyou Spica pen in clear and gold

    Hope you like it! And now, all you need to do? Just come, hop with us! It all starts on the TGF Blog and ends with you leaving a comment on the CA&F Blog. THREE lucky winners (one for each Cheeky Girl!) will be announced tomorrow w/our Saturday sketch, another new preview by Team Anya, and the icing on the cake?

    WE ARE BRINGING BACK our LIVE RELEASE party!!! You guys have asked, and TGF loves to listen! Please join us for our June Release Soiree:

    What: Our TGF June Release Party and Challenge VSN
    Where: PCP Page
    When: Monday, May 31st at 7pm CST-10pm CST

    Don't worry, if you can't participate in the release party, the CHALLENGES will remain open until Tuesday, June 1st at 11:59 CST. Winner will be announced on the TGF Blog on Wednesday, June 2nd, so ALL will have time to play!

    We really hope you'll come and join us, but for now, it's time to get a bit CHEEKY:

    Thanks for joining us today and GOOD LUCK as you have a Cheeky ol' time hopping with TGF, Club Anya & Friends, and as you enter to WIN one of these cutie pies! We'll see you tomorrow on the CA&F Blog for the winner, and in the mean time, don't forget to mark your calendars for MONDAY! SEE YOU THEN!


    Thursday, May 27, 2010

    WCW - Pink Chocolate Roses

    Hiya! The Wild Card Wednesday challenge this week at Club Anya and Friends is a color challenge called "Pink Chocolate Roses". This is one of my favorite color combo's and one I haven't used in a while so I was happy to get to play! I used Maria from the new Roll Call set (I just can't stop! There are so many cute Sprouts in the set!!) and the clouds from the Fly Away set (oh, no! I just looked and don't see Fly Away there anymore!) The fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

    The Details:
    Stamps: Maria (Roll Call), Fly Away - both The Greeting Farm
    Paper: SU Rose Red paper pack, Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20,G94,G99
    Hair: E43,E44,E47,E49
    Misc: Ribbon (SU), Martha Stewart Fence Punch, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Darce Gems, Bow Easy

    I hope you will get a chance to join us in the challenge!

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Put On Your Sunglasses!

    ....this is a bright one! I just had to play with my new Cosmo Cricket papers for the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge. This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge by Janneke.

    I used Princess Petunia from Kraftin Kimmie stamps, but I drew an iris in her eye instead of the little dot that is there originally. I just wanted to be able to color her eyes!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Princess Petunia (Kraftin Kimmie), AmyR Birthday Sentiments - sold at All That Scraps
    Paper: DeLovley (Cosmo Cricket), Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

    Misc: Ribbon (from stash), Stardust Stickles, Liquid Pearls

    There is a prize offered every week, you just need to use a stamp sold at All That Scraps (and that gives you LOTS of options! Seriously, you should see all of the different companies they carry!) and link your card using Mr Linky at the ATS Challenge Blog!

    Thanks for visiting today!

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010

    Inner Tender

    Hello! I hope your week got off to a great start! I am going to make this a very quick post - it is late and I need to get to bed! I have made a card today with another gorgeous image from ching-chou kuik called Inner Tender. I was a little nervous about coloring the cat, but I am really pleased with how it came out. Her images are so detailed I think it is hard to go wrong!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Inner Tender - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 13, Plate 42) - Sweet Pea Stamps
    Paper: Bo Bunny, Dark Chocolate, White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,R20
    Cat and Clothes: E50,E21,YR21,YR23,YR24,E25,E27
    Wing: Y17,YR14,E08
    Background: G000 (I think - I forgot to write it down!)
    Misc: Fiscars Border Punch, Corner Rounder (SU), Ribbon (Taylored Expressions), Diamond Stickles

    Thanks so much for stopping by today!

    Monday, May 24, 2010

    Greeting From Sue Sylvester!

    Greetings! If you are a Glee fan, you may recognize the lady (?) I turned Paul from The Greeting Farm's new Roll Call set into. (If you are not a Glee fan, I really hope your are not offended! I tried to find a Sue Sylvester quote that made some sense on a card and wasn't too offensive, but she's just that kind of person!) All it took to make Paul into Sue was a tiny amount of hair extensions and some eyelashes.

    The Details:
    Stamp: Paul from Roll Call (The Greeting Farm)
    Paper: Dirty Rodeo (The Greeting Farm), Real Red, Whisper White (SU), White for image (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: E50,E53,E55
    Misc: Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Friday, May 21, 2010

    It's Saturday Sketch Time!

    Hiya! Pam has another great sketch for you to try at Club Anya and Friends today! I used Odette from the new Roll Call set to make a "thank you" card for someone who helped me out a lot at work earlier this week when I was not feeling well. I used a little of the new Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper, which I love, but I toned it down a bit by adding a black and white print from Making Memories. The black and white striped piece is two strips of Washi tape (which The Greeting Farm now carries.) I really like this tape because I can reposition it easily if I don't put it down quite right, and it is so pretty I can use it like ribbon strips!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Roll Call - The Greeting Farm
    Paper: Cosmo Cricket DeLovely, Making Memories, White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20,FV2,BV000
    Hair: C3,C5,C7,C9,110
    Clothes: C5,C7,C9, Y04,Y06,Y08
    Misc: Scallop Edge Punch (SU), Washi Tape, Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle, Sakura Black Glaze Pen, White Gel Pen

    Thanks so much for visiting me today! I hope you get a chance to try the sketch at CA&F, too!

    Thursday, May 20, 2010

    A Name Tag and Kitty Ride

    Hello! Earlier this year I made name tags for myself and the other ladies I work with using stamped images. I work at a school and one of the students asked me to make her one, too. I had actually forgotten about it, but she reminded me today and as she is a 6th grader and getting ready to move on to Middle School next year I thought I would surprise her with it tomorrow. It is very simple - just the stamped image (one of the fabulous images by ching-chou kuik) cut out and mounted on colored card stock, with her name written on the bottom. I did add lots of sparkle!

    The Details:
    Stamp: ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 14, Plate 43) - Sweet Pea Stamps
    Paper: Classic Yellow Green (Prism), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,RV10
    Hair: V000,V01,V04
    Roses and Background: Y02,Y08,V01,YG00,YG03,YG25,YG17
    Misc: Diamond Stickles, Sakura Clear Stardust Gel Pen

    The next card also uses an image from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection. This one is called Fly Dandelions and I loved this image so much as soon as I saw it! The beautiful fairy holding onto the sweet kitty, surrounded by dandelions just makes me smile!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Fly Dandelions - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 13, Plate 42) - Sweet Pea Stamps
    Paper: Koshi - Basic Grey, Orchid Opulence, Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,R20
    Hair: B91,B21,B63
    Cat: W0,W1,W3,W5,W8,V04,V06,V09
    Background: G20,G21,B91,B63,V04
    Misc: Stardust Stickles, Ribbon (Offray), Brad (Basic Grey)

    Thanks so much for stopping by today!

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    ATS Wednesday Challenge - Dry Embossing

    Hello! It's me again! Yep, my second post of the day! My card this time is for All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - dry embossing! I love the look of dry embossing and had such a fun time making this little scene!

    The light blue piece in the background was embossed with Spellbinder's Sea Scape Impressablities. I embossed the "sand" and the sun with Cuttlebug folders. The ocean waves behind her were made with a Fiskars punch.

    The Details:
    Stamp: CC Designs Honey Bikini, AmyR Beach Sentiments - All That Scraps
    Paper: My Little Shoebox, Baja Breeze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise - (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
    Skin: E02,E11,E13,R20,R22
    Hair: YR02,YR04,YR07,YR09
    Clothes: Y21,Y23,Y26
    Misc: Terra Cotta and Stream Dimensional Pearls, Corner Rounder (SU), Swiss Dot and Swirl Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Sea Scape Impressabilities (Spellbinders), Sun and Wave punch (Fiskars), Stardust Stickles, Ribbon (SU)

    I hope you will be able to join us in the challenge this week at the ATS challenge blog! There is a prize given for each challenge and all you need to do to be eligible is use one of the MANY stamps sold at All That Scraps and link your creation using Mr Linky on the blog!


    WCW Summer Fun

    Hiya! After today we only have one more school day, then it is summer vacation! Yeah! Speaking of's Wild Card Wednesday challenge at Club Anya and Friends is all about sunshine and summertime! We are asking that you use a summer theme and at least one shade of yellow.

    Last summer we got new next door neighbors. Their teenage son spent the summer shooting hoops in their driveway until after 10PM most nights (being Alaska, the sun doesn't set here until well after midnight mid summer!) So now, one of the things I think of when I think of summer is basketball! I used sweet little Dylan from the new Roll Call set and made a little mini scene with the sun behind him (I just remembered I meant to give him grass and I totally forgot!)

    The Details:
    Stamps: Dylan and Sentiment from Roll Call - The Greeting Farm
    Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Candle Glow MD, Intense Orange, Classic Yellow Green (Prism), White for image (Paper Trey Ink) White for Label (SU)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie (SU)
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: E44,E47,E49
    Clothes: G02,G05,G09 all w/YG03,YG25,YG17 over them, Y21,Y26
    Misc: Dimensional Pearls, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels, Fiskars Sun Punch

    I really hope you get a chance to play with us! You can check out all of the details at Club Anya and Friends.

    Monday, May 17, 2010

    Monday Mania - This Is Me

    Hello! I hope your weekend was great! This is the last week of school here before Summer vacation, so I know it's going to be a crazy week with lots of end of the year activities.....Today's Monday Mania challenge at Club Anya comes from Shaela and is a "This is Me" challenge. Here is Shaela's description,"Create a project that portrays who you are. You can make a scrapbook layout, card, altered item, gift set... any kind of paper project. It can be done in your favorite colors, using your favorite CA&F image, a project that displays a cherished past-time... whatever describes you!! Please include a brief explanation in your details when you upload it to the gallery."

    First I made Rockstar Anya (my favorite Anya) into a self portrait of me by giving her a rounder body and glasses and dressing her like me. Then I used my favorite colors – dark red, orange and brown. There is sewing because that is another hobby that I spend a lot of time doing. And finally, the skulls and “Keep Rockin’” are because in my head I am still 17!!

    The Details:
    Stamps: Rockstar Anya, Anya Says - The Greeting Farm
    Paper: My Minds Eye (Orange and Skull Strip), Dark Chocolate, White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Clothes: C0,C1,C5,C7,C9,R29,R39,R89
    Misc: Brown Felt (Paper Trey Ink), Sewing Machine

    I hope you will join us at CA&F and create a project about yourself!

    Saturday, May 15, 2010

    Roll Call is Here!

    Hello! Today is the day that the new Roll Call set is officially released at The Greeting Farm! There are 10 Sprouts and 6 sentiments in this fabulous set! I have used Miko today for Sketch Saturday at Club Anya and Friends. Pam has provided us with another amazing sketch!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Miko from Roll Call - The Greeting Farm
    Paper: Cosmo Cricket DeLovely, Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: C3,C5,C7,C9,110
    Clothes: Y00,Y04,Y08,BG000,BG02, RV04,RV06,RV09
    Misc: Spellbinders Nestablities Labels, Felt (Paper Trey Ink) cut with Spellbinders Scallop Edge die, Darice Gems, K&Co Felt Flower, Sakura Clear Stardust gel pen, White Gel Pen

    This sketch was a really fun one - I hope you get a chance to play with us!

    Friday, May 14, 2010

    One More Rockstar and a New Site

    Hello! I was hoping I would have the time to make another Rockstar for Club Anya and Friend's Rockin Rebel 2 contest before it was over and I finally had a few moments to play (boy, all of the end of the school year stuff barely leaves a person time to think!) I thought the Flirty Edward from the new Roll Call set would make a good Jim Morrison, so that is what I attempted! I used the title of my favorite Door's song for the front - I am thinking of having the inside say " and you are too" or "You're even stranger"...Anyone have any better ideas they'd like to give me?!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Flirty Edward from Roll Call - The Greeting Farm
    Paper: My Mind's Eye, Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Clothes: C5,C7,C9,E43,E44,E47,E49
    Misc: Brads (Bazzil)

    Now, I also have some FUN news:

    A few of us fellow Copic lovers have put together a little informational blog called “Color Me Copic” and it’s launching on May 28th! This isn’t a challenge site and we aren’t selling anything, we’re just Copic lovers like you who wanted to put some information out there because we get asked a lot of questions and want to help you out. There will be photo tutorials, video tutorials and you are free to ask questions, we are here for you!

    Stay tuned for more info!


    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Roll Call Preview - It's Nahla

    If you are here for my ATS challenge post, please scroll down! :-)

    Hello!! I am thrilled to get to show you a preview of the new set Roll Call from The Greeting Farm! ROLL CALL is a large, limited edition set that comes on a 8 1/2 x11 sheet of untrimmed rubber. It has 10 ADORABLE Sprouts, plus sentiments all for $48 - a HUGE deal because this would normally be $90!!! ROLL CALL will be available, along with NEW digis by artist Jessica Hymas and Marina Neira at The Greeting Farm Store on Saturday May 15.

    I made my card with the Cutie Patootie Nahla!

    The Details: Stamp: Roll Call (Nahla) - The Greeting Farm
    Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Dark Chocolate, White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: E21,E25,E27,E29,R22
    Hair: E44,E47,E49.100
    Clothes: R22,R24,R27,R29, R39,Y23,Y26,YR15,YR18,YG23,YG17
    Misc: Corner ROunder (SU), Ribbon (KI Memeories)

    For today's preview, there is a BIG prize... ONE lucky winner will receive ROLL CALL just for hoppin' with our preview cards! Leave a comment on the CA&F blog after you've completed the hop for a chance to win-ONE random winner will be VERY happy tomorrow!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    ATS Challenge - Paper Cone!

    Hello! We have a new challenge at the All That Scraps Challenge blog, and this was a new one for me, too! This week we are challenging you to make a Paper Cone (SCS instructions are HERE.) This is a really cute little holder for a special treat! I used some of my favorite new October Afternoon paper and some new stamps from All That Scraps Spring Kit that are now available individually!

    The Details:
    Stamps: Swiss Birdhouse, AmyR Spring Sentiments - both from All That Scraps
    Paper: October Afternoon, Pretty In Pink (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Copics: RV00,RV02,YG23,YG17,W1,B000,B01,B02,E25,E27,E29
    Misc: Stardust Stickles, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Scalloped Circles, Fiskars Edge Punch, Offray Ribbon

    Thanks for visiting me today!

    It Hedwig!

    I am just loving the images by Elaine Cox that Sweet Pea is carrying! They are so sweet and gorgeous, and a lot of fun to color! This one is called Brown Hat Spring Fairy.

    The Details:
    Stamp:Elaine Cox's Brown Hat Spring Fairy (sheet 3 plate 40), sentiment from Ching-chou kuiks Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 3, Plate 22) - both from Sweet Pea Stamps
    Paper: My Mind's Eye, Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: R27,R29,R39,R89,E18
    Owls: W0,W1,W3
    Misc: Basic Grey Rub On Swirls, Washi Tape, Silver Stickles, Silver Pen

    Monday, May 10, 2010

    Happy Release Day!

    .......And Happy Monday, too! Today is the day the new Sweet November stamp, Darby and Peneleope, becomes available at All That Scraps! (The other ATS releases are out today, too!)

    The Details:
    Stamp: Darby and Penelope - Sweet November Stamps (through All That Scraps)
    Paper: DCWV, Rose Red Dk (Prism), White (Prism)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair:YR00,YR04,YR07, YR09
    Clothes: R24,R27,R29,R39,C0,C1,C3
    Skin: E000,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: E44,E47,E49,100
    Clothes: Y04,Y08,BV000
    Misc: Buttons from Stash, Terra Cotta Dimensional Pearls

    Thank you so much for stopping by!

    Sunday, May 9, 2010

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Hello! Happy Mother's Day to those who are! Today I bring you a fun contest (thought of by me! WooHoo, because I never think of contest ideas!!) from Club Anya! In honor of Mother's Day, we are having a contest where your little one gets to be the boss! Here are the rules:

    1.) Your child and/or children pick ALL the supplies for you to create a card...because they said so! Yes, we mean ALL other than adhesive, trimmers etc.

    These supplies chosen by your kiddos MUST include:
    CA&F qualifying stamp
    Cardstock and Designer paper (and they can pick from ALL your piles of it! :D)
    ANY and ALL embellishments (and you can't add anything extra, either :D)
    ANY and ALL punches/tools not absolutely necessary for cardmaking (i.e. border punches, shapes, piercers, etc.)

    Here is my card with all of the supplies picked out by my 10 year old, Ronnie:

    She is obviously way more adventurous than me - I almost always use DP from the same company and usually from the same line so that it all coordinates. She just grabbed papers in blues and greens that she liked. (She just read that and thought I was insulting her - I was meaning I am very impressed with her using her own eye to put things together like she did!) Some of the pieces were small scraps and I worked with the scraps rather than getting a bigger piece out. She handed me two packets of jewels and I pulled the colors I wanted out of them - I assumed the rules would not mean that I had to use all of the jewels in the package!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Miss Anya Dressy - The Greeting Farm
    Paper: Stampin Up (blue dot), DCWV (dark blue print), My Mind's Eye (green prints), Soft Sky (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Oceans Depth
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: E40,E43,E44,E47
    Misc: Darice Jewels, Taylors Tiny Twinkles, Prisma Flowers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Die

    I can't wait to see what you and the Kiddo's come up with! And don't think if you are not a mom that you are left out - borrow a friend's kid or a niece or nephew!

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

    Firefly Fairy

    Hello! So earlier today I was visiting a bunch of blogs, and I happened across Alex's and Randi's blogs and I saw the cutest little fairies! They were by MelJen's Designs, who was sponsoring the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week, so I had to go take a look.....I ended up with the Pixie Dust Fairy and the Firefly Fairy in my cart! They were digi images so I got to play right away, and I made this card, which will be my first Flutter By Wednesday challenge card! I just LOVED trying to catch fireflies when I was little. I don't think we have them where I live now....I've certainly never seen one here.

    The Details:
    Stamp: Firefly Fairy - MelJen's Designs
    Paper: DCWV, Prism Cardstock, White for image (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: E02,E08,E09,E18, B91,B95
    Clothes: R02,R05,B91,Y000,Y04,Y08
    Background: Y000,Y04,Y08, B91,B93,B95,B97,B99
    Misc: Stardust Stickles, Ribbon (SU - it was white and I used my Copic B99 to make it blue), Taylors Tiny Twinkles

    I hope your day is magical!

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    New Sweet November Stamps!

    I have two posts today - if you have time, please scroll down for my Wild Card Wednesday post!

    WooHoo! It is new release time at Sweet November stamps (well, actually I am doing a sneak peek today and they will be released at All That Scraps on the 10th!) Amy only has one stamp being released this month, but is a CUTIE (or should I say 2 cuties!?) I am pround to introduce Darby and her good friend Penelope!

    This card is pretty much embellishment free (totally embellishment free if you don't count using an edge and corner punch as embellishment.) I don't use a lot of embellishments to begin with and once I used the word DP and the DP with the flying dandelion fluff I just could not "see" anything else on the card! I set it aside and waited about 2 days to see if something would come to me, and finally decided this was how it wanted to be!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Darby and Penelope (Sweet November Stamps through All That Scraps)
    Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Papaya Puree Dk, Sugar Cream (Prism), White for image (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Clothes: RV32,RV34,V01,V04
    Skin: E00,E11,E13,RV32,R20
    Hair: E44,E47,E49,100
    Clothes: Y17,YR15,YR16,YR18
    Misc: Fiskars Border and Corner Punch

    Once again, Darby and Penelope will be available on the 10th at All That Scraps!

    WCW - Flowers!

    Hello! Our Wild Card Wednesday challenge this week over at Club Anya and Friends has a "May Flowers" theme! We are to use at least one flower on our cards and some flower DP! I got 3 sheets of cute floral DP by Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves for free in my last DP order, so I decided to use that. I paper pieced her dress and the flowers in her hair with it, too!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Fleur Anya (The Greeting Farm), Sentiment from Verve
    Paper: Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves, Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: E02,E08,E09,E18
    Misc: Scallop Edge Punch (SU - used on the corners of my mat), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Darice Gems, Prima Flowers

    We would love to have you join us in the Wild Card Wednesday challenge at Club Anya and Friends!

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010

    What a Hoot!

    Hello! Today I have made a cards using images from Elaine Cox (sheet 3, Plate 40). This was just a DREAM to color (I used my Copics, of course!)!!

    The Details:
    Stamp: Elaine Cox's Blushing Violet (sheet 3, Plate 40) from Sweet Pea Stamps
    Paper: My Mind's Eye, Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
    Hair: E44,E47,E49,110
    Clothes: Y21,Y26,YR23
    Owls: E55,E57,E59,Y23mYR23
    Flowers and Leaves: RV95,RV69,RV99,E44,E47,
    Background: G000,BG000,BG72,BG93,Y21,RV93
    Misc: Stardust Stickles, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon (SU)

    I hope your day is wonderful!

    Monday, May 3, 2010

    Can't Decide? Go for Neapolitan!

    Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Are you all as excited as I am about the new releases at The Greeting Farm and the Rockin Rebel contest? I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!! We also have another challenge for Monday Mania at Club Anya and Friends! Today's challenge comes from Claireabelle and is to be Neapolitan - in other words, use strawberry, chocolate and vanilla colors on your card! I twisted it just a bit with my card and used actual strawberries instead of the "pink" that is associated with the ice cream for my inspiration.

    I used the head form the new Cuddle Anya (with her hat slightly altered to be a strawberry) and the body of the Anya in the Spotlight set. I stamped her twice, cutting out the arms from the second one. I drew a little basket to put some "strawberries" in and layered it under the second set of arms.

    The Details:
    Stamps: Cuddle Anya, Spotlight - both from The Greeting Farm, Sentiment from Hero Arts
    Paper: K&Co, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink
    Skin: E000,E00,E11,R20
    Hair and Skirt: E21,E25,E27,E29
    Misc: Corner Rounder (SU), Ribbon (Offray)

    Thanks for stopping by today!

    Saturday, May 1, 2010

    Rock On!

    The wait is over! Wait no longer for Flo and Jo, our adorable Grandparents on the Farm, our beautiful Fleur Anya, sweet Cuddle Anya, and THURSDAY our first in the BRAND NEW line of Rubber "Creepers" finally available at TGF! It's a ROCKIN' RELEASE DAY for head on over to the TGF Store...
    ....but WAIT...that's NOT all...
    We have been BURSTING over here trying soooo hard not to leak the secret that's been lurking over in the Barn of ideas....and today we can finally SCREECH it from the Rooftops...or should I say, from the nearest stadium? Sound stage? Amphitheater maybe? Anyway you scream it, it's with a REBEL YELL....
    That's right folks! POPULAR DEMAND...we bring you:

    For my Rockin' Rebel card I decided to turn the new Thursday Creeper into early 80's era Madonna. (I feel like I need to put a disclaimer up here - Madonna is NOT my fave Rockstar, but I did my two fave's the last time we had this contest - so fun - and I will show you them at the end of my post! So I decided to just play and I thought Madonna would be fun!) I wiped away the ink from her kitty hat and her lower body before I stamped her and drew in new hair and a skirt and leggings. I left the cute tennis shoes. I made some fishnet lines on the outer shirt layer, added a crucifix, a mole and some jelly bracelets and voila!

    The Details
    Stamp: Thursday Creeper - The Greeting Farm
    Paper: My Minds Eye, Basic Black, Pacific Point (SU) White (Paper Trey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Copics:Skin: R00,E00,E11, R20
    Hair: E50,E40,E43,E44,E47
    : Sakura Clear Stardust Pen, Washi Tape (now available at The Greeting Farm), Rub On sentiment (SU)

    Rockin Rebel is a contest in which YOU get to design a card, layout, or altered item based on your favorite musical artist, icon, or band. Alter away, or stay true to your stamp, either way, we want to see who ends up on your ROCKIN' REBEL project!

    RIGHT NOW! Contest begins today and will end on Friday, May 13th at 8pm CST. The winning entry will be announced on SATURDAY May 14th on the CA&F and TGF Blogs and we'll be sure to show a few honorable mentions, too! Last time the competition was FIERCE and the ideas were insane. In like, a GOOD way. AMAZING actually! Put your thinking caps, iPods, or MtV on and we can't WAIT to see what you come up with!
    Please upload your creation to TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>Rockin Rebel 2.


    Oh it's a big traditional TGF Fashion.

    ONE lucky winner will receive their choice of.... (d
    rumroll, please...after all this IS a ROCKIN' contest!)


    Can you stand it? We know..... we ROCK ;)

    The FINE print:

    Only ONE entry per person as we want to give e veryone a fair shot at this very Rockin' prize. Please use ONLY TGF stamps with the exception of sentiments. Altering IS acceptable, but we need to see the stamp (as in, it needs to be cle
    ar who you are using :)

    IF you are a new gallery user, you must email your name, address, SCS ID and blog information to Jessica. Contact info is on our Club Anya Official Rules Page. Unfortunately during the Royal Battle it was brought to our att
    ention that accounts were being created using multiple ID's under the same user :( Shame :( Oh well, hopefully this will help!

    Last but not least, be sure to check out the ROCKIN' DT today as their creations always go platinum in my book! Here is the order of our DT Blog Hop today. We are also excited to welcome a few special guests from our TGF DT, too! Don't forget to make the rounds! In addition to this FANTASTIC contest, one lucky winner will walk away with the ENTIRE MAY CA&F RELEASE! (Fleur, Cuddle, and Thursday!) Winner will be announced tomorrow here on the blog!

    Cindy Haffner- with our MC for the event, the incredible Ms. Monroe ;)
    ROCK ON everyone...and good luck! Happy
    Release Day from everyone at TGF and Team Anya!

    And these are my two Rockin' Rebel cards from last year! They are still 2 of my favorite cards that I have made!

    Early 70's David Bowie

    The Ramones!

    I hope you have a lot of fun with this! I know I have!