Monday, February 18, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: I HEART YOU ANYA!


Happy Tuesday friends! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on February 15th, and they are awesome once again! The first set, PANDA PLANS features the most adorable, chubby pandas ever! They are perfect for scene cards or for your planner pages. Next, there is I HEART YOU ANYA. She has gorgeous, flowing hair and would make the most beautiful Birthday or Mother's Day cards. The last set called IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY showcases some adorable birthday girls along with the most delicious macarons. 
 
 Today, I'm featuring the stunning I HEART YOU ANYA. I think she's beautiful, and perfect for so many different occasions! I colored her with Copic Markers.
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E04
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R39
Green: YR23, YR67, G28
Dress: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG78
Boots: C1, C2, C3
 
The decorative papers and ribbon came from my stash. The stunning paper flowers are from I Am Roses. I LOVE these flowers!! The 3-tone color Rose is available HERE. The rest of the flowers are Cherry Blossoms.


Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store to grab your favorites! You're going to LOVE them all!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: PANDA PLANS


Happy Monday everyone! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on February 15th, and they are awesome once again! The first set, PANDA PLANS features the most adorable, chubby pandas ever! They are perfect for scene cards or for your planner pages. Next, there is I HEART YOU ANYA. She has gorgeous, flowing hair and would make the most beautiful Birthday or Mother's Day cards. The last set called IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY showcases some adorable birthday girls along with the most delicious macarons. 
 
 Today, I'm featuring the awesome PANDA PLANS. Aren't they just so CUTE?! They also have a coordinating Die Set availble HERE.
   

I decided to create a scene card using these chubby cuties! I LOVE the movie Kung Fu Panda so I decided to create a Panda Village scene with some washi paper from my stash.
 

 

Don't forget, you have until February 18th, 12pm CST to participate in the New Release Blog Hop for a chance at winning the February Release! It's a short hop so we hope to see you playing along!

Hugs,
Rosie

Friday, February 15, 2019

I Am Roses FEBRUARY Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

It's The 15th of the month so you know what that means....a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge! The rules are still the same, and we have 4 prizes up for grabs! 
Here is the breakdown:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

Isn't it fantastic!! If that's not motivation to enter then we don't know what is! Can't wait to see your creations using I Am Roses Flowers! First, here are the Rules:

Here are the Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs FEBRUARY 15th - MARCH 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “FEB IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th
My card today features an adorable gal from The Greeting Farm called Wild Sprout Gracie. I made this card for a co-worker who's birthday was on Monday. The papers came from my stash. To finish it off, I added the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers!


Don't forget, you have until MARCH 8th to link up your project. Be sure to use at least 2 products from I Am Roses before linking!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Lee Holland Art: Teddy with Heart Balloon

Happy Thursday and Valentine's Day everyone! I hope you have an amazing day! Since it's Valentine's Day, I had to make a card celebrating LOVE. I'm also celebrating today because it's my first post as a Design Team Member for Lee Holland Art! I love his digital stamps!!

My card features an adorable bear from Lee Holland Art called Teddy with Heart Balloon. This cute bear is part of a LOVE BUNDLE in Lee Holland's Etsy Store at a special price! You get 8 images for only $6.68. And you can get a 10% coupon code by signing up for the Lee Holland mailing list here: https://www.leescutecreations.com.

I decided to go a nontraditional route with this cute bear by coloring the bear pink and adding a plaid design to the nose, stomach and bottom of the foot. For the background, I created a bokeh effect using Copic Markers. I just added dots in the colors listed below around the image. Then I dipped a Q-tip into Colorless Blender Solution and pressed the Q-tip onto the paper in a random pattern.
 Copics:
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Plaid: BG13, BG75, YG23, G28, RV04
Bokeh Effect: BG10, BG13, BG15, BV02, R83, Colorless Blender 

I used some decorative paper in my stash. To finish it off, I added beautiful flowers from I Am Roses. I think they really frame the image well, and are the perfect embellishment to this bear image.
Be sure to head to the Lee Holland Etsy Store and check out all the awesome digis! You're going to LOVE them!!

Have an awesome day!
Rosie

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Make it Crafty: Marika Loves You

Happy Tuesday everyone! My card today features a gorgeous digital image from Make it Crafty called Marika Loves You. I love the images from the MiC Store! They have a huge variety so you can find something for pretty much any occasion, and they are so much fun to color!!

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: C3, C7, Black
Eyes: E71, E44, E47
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59
Black: C5, C7, Black 
 
I used some decorative paper from an older paper pad called My Mind's Eye Cupid's Arrow No.14 for the background. Then I placed foam tape behind my image to pop her off the card for added dimension. This card was so easy to put together!
 
 
 Don't forget to check out the amazing Coloring Tutorials on the Make it Crafty website. I’ve taken the skin and hair ones previously and they are valuable resources! These classes are very affordable and provide so much step-by-step instruction that you will be coloring like a pro in no time. 
 
Zoe also started a site called The Coloring Lab. There is a FREE class on the site now that is fantastic for beginners, but also a great refresher for those who are advanced. It’s definitely worth watching! Please share your creations and coloring in the Make it Crafty Facebook Group. We would love to see your creations!
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, February 7, 2019

C.C. Designs FEBRUARY Release NOW Available!

The FEBRUARY RELEASE is now available for purchase!! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today! You definitely don't want to miss out on the cute stamps, lovely paper pads, matching enamel dots, and the fabulous cloud and grass border die set! 
 
 
 When I saw the MONKEYS Clear Stamp Set, I knew I wanted to create a scene with the monkeys coming out of a barrel. I went on the hunt for some clipart and found this one online HERE.  I printed it about 3 inches high, cut it out, and used my craft knife to cut a slit at the top of the barrel for the monkeys to pop out of.


I die-cut a couple of the cloud borders from cardstock and used that as my template to rub distress oxide ink against to create the cloud background. Next, I used more Distress Oxide Ink to color up the top and bottom panels of the card and cut them out using the grass border dies. I LOVE these monkeys!! I had so much fun creating this card!!
 
 
Aren't they just the cutest monkeys ever?!!
 
 Copics: 
Monkey Fur: E23, E29, E49
Monkey Skin: E41, E42, E43, E44, R20 (ears)
Red Balloon: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59
Banana: YR23, YR21, E000, E11
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites before they sell out! If my card inspires you to make a purchase, please click on the Store link in this post or use my affiliate code at checkout: ROSEB46
 
Thank you bunches and have an awesome day!
Rosie

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

C.C. Designs Preview Day 2: SPRING THINGS

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, we are on Day 2 of Previews of the February Release at C.C. Designs. The release will be available for purchase on February 7th at 12pm CST. 

There are two adorable stamps sets, MONKEYS and SPRING THINGS, a new Cloud and Grass Border Die, 2 new paper pads, and 2 sets of coordinating enamel dots. The paper pads are 6"x6" and have 16 designs with 2 sheets of each design. The shiny dots have the color throughout the entire dot, while the clear dots have the color in the base, but the dome is clear (almost like a mirror effect).

 
I'm showcasing SPRING THINGS with several of the new products! This set is so adorable, and can be used for so many different occasions. My hubby likes to walk or prance by me and say HEY CUUUUUUUUTIE, and it seriously makes me smile or giggle every single time (especially when he does the prancing, LOL). When I saw the sentiments I just had to create this scene to represent us. :)
 
 
To create the cloud background, I cut out two cloud borders from the Cloud and Grass Border die. I used them as my "stencil", and rubbed Distress Oxide Ink over the bubble edge. The green polka dot paper (grass) is from the Hearts and Dots Paper Pad. It was cut with one of the grass border dies. The square scallop frame was created using the In and Out Square Metal Die. The colorful, striped paper is from the Razzle Dazzle Paper Pad. To finish it off, I added Razzle Dazzle Shiny Dots in the corners, along with a big bow.


Don't forget to head over to the C.C. Designs Customer Facebook Page and play along in all the games for a chance at a $20 Store Gift Certificate. Also, be sure to leave a comment on each DT post linked on the C.C. Designs Blog today and yesterday because one lucky winner will take home the ENTIRE RELEASE!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Friday, February 1, 2019

C.C. Designs: Ladybug

Happy Friday and February 1st everyone! Wowzers, it's hard to believe January is already over! You know what that means? A new release from C.C. Designs is coming next week!! 
 
In the meantime, we still have a few more days to share some more goodness from the JANUARY RELEASE! I'm loving everything about this release from the stamps to the dies to the stencils....it's all amazing! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up your favorites today, and please use Coupon Code: ROSEB46 at checkout!
 
 
  My card today features LADYBUG! I colored her with Copic markers...my go-to medium. She's such a cutie patootie!

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: Black, C7, R29
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59
Black: C5, C7, C9
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67
Wings: BG0000, BG10

  I used the new In and Out Rectangle Metal Cutter to create the black scallop border at the top of the card. The sentiment was stamped from the LOVE YOU Sentiments Clear Set. I cut apart the words Love and You so I could stamps the words on top of each other.
 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites before they sell out! If my card inspires you to make a purchase, please click on the Store link in this post or use my affiliate code at checkout: ROSEB46
 
 
  Our new blog has a TUTORIAL section! Be sure to check out it out for more inspiration!
 
Have an awesome weekend!
Rosie

Thursday, January 31, 2019

I Am Roses + Conie Fong's Sweetheart Bella

Happy Thursday everyone! Today, I'm featuring a Valentine's Day card using the beautiful flowers from I Am Roses with Conie Fong's Sweetheart Bella. I have always loved bears ever since I was little. When I was in my 20s I started collecting BOYD BEARS. They are so adorable and have so much character....much like Conie Fong's bear digital stamps. I absolutely LOVE this one!! And to make it even better, I added I Am Roses flowers. I think their flowers always add extra OOMPH to any card!
 
Copics:
Bear: E41, E42, E43, E44, R20, R22, Colorless Blender
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV69
Yellow: Y13, Y15, YR21, YR23, YR24
White: C1, C2, C3, Colorless Blender
 
I sometimes have a difficult time layering, but I feel like adding I Am Roses flowers and a bow really take a card to the next level!
 
 
Don't forget you still have until FEBRUARY 8th to enter the current I Am Roses Challenge!! You must use at least 2 products from I Am Roses on your entry. The best part is that there are 4 prizes up for grabs!! Don't miss out on your chance to win these stunning paper flowers!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

C.C. Designs: Valentine Animals

Happy Wednesday everyone! The JANUARY RELEASE from C.C. Designs is full of so much goodness! I'm loving everything about this release from the stamps to the dies to the stencils....it's all amazing! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up your favorites today, and please use Coupon Code: ROSEB46 at checkout!
 
 
  My card today features Valentine Animals! I colored them with Copic markers...my go-to medium. I used some Liquid Applique for the sheep's wool and Glossy Accents for the owl's glasses. The large sentiment came from a paper pad in my stash. 
 
I used the new In and Out Square Metal Cutter for the red scallop frame around the sentiment. The border was too thick and covered part of the "you", so I cut a larger square out from the middle using an older C.C. Designs square die set to make a thinner scallop border.
 
 Copics:
Sheep: C3, C5, C6, C7
Teal: BG72, BG75, BG78
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Owl: E11, E13, E15
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Black: C5, C6, C7
 
I raised the sheep and owl on foam tape for extra dimension.


  Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites before they sell out! If my card inspires you to make a purchase, please click on the Store link in this post or use my affiliate code at checkout: ROSEB46
 
Our new blog also has CHALLENGES and TUTORIALS! Be sure to check out those sections too when visiting the C.C. Designs Store. You still have one more day to enter the current January Challenge: Make a card using pink, red and black.

Have an awesome day!
Rosie

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: DECORA ANYA


Happy Thursday everyone! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on January 15th, and they are awesome once again! WITH LOVE features some sweet, adorable girls with flowers to create an wonderful floral scene. The next set called UNICORN PLANS has various unicorns perfect for all your projects, especially those planners. And lastly, DECORA ANYA reminds all of us to embrace our fun, colorful, sparkly side. 

Today, I'm featuring this sassy and fun girl called DECORA ANYA!
 
This fashionista was inspired by Japanese Harajuku Style, which is a playful, colorful mix of girly and punk. The street style originated from a postwar combination of American and Japanese culture and formed mainly around the Harajuku district in Shibuya, Japan. Harajuku Style challenges you to be different from mainstream fashion and embrace something more colorful and liberating! Here are some pictures of Harajuku Style:

  
She has become a favorite for many of us! I wish I was as brave as these women to wear whatever colorful, sparkly thing I wanted. If I lived in this city in Japan, I would probably dress like this on the weekends, LOL!
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: B18, B16, B12, RV09, RV23
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV08
Teal: BG10, BG13, BG18
Yellow: Y08, Y17, YR24
Blue Bag: B12, B16, B18
Hot Pink: RV04, RV06, RV09

The beautiful flowers are from I Am Roses! I think the large three-toned roses are gorgeous!

Don't
forget, you have until January 18th to participate in the New Release Blog Hop for a chance at winning the January Release! It's a short hop so we hope to see you playing along!

Have a great weekend!
Rosie

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: UNICORN PLANS


Happy Thursday everyone! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on January 15th, and they are awesome once again! WITH LOVE features some sweet, adorable girls with flowers to create an wonderful floral scene. The next set called UNICORN PLANS has various unicorns perfect for all your projects, especially those planners. And lastly, DECORA ANYA reminds all of us to embrace our fun, colorful, sparkly side. 

Today, I'm featuring this adorable set called UNICORN PLANS! It also has a coordinating die set HERE.

I absolutely LOVE unicorns so I'm especiall giddy over this set! I used the Stamping Bella Corkboard Background to show off several of these cuties! To create the corkboard look, I stamped the image on brown cardstock. Then I used Copic E47, E44, and E43 to make the wood lines on the frame part. Next, I added dots over the center part with E41 and E42 to create the look of corkboard.
 
Copics:
Unicorn: C1, C2, Colorless Blender
Mane and Tail: BG78, BG75, BG13, BV08, V17, V15
Pink: RV02, RV06, RV09
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

The sentiments on each mini Polaroid is from the Unicorn Plans set. The other 3 sentiments are from a Love Cynthia set. I used enamel dots for the "push pins".


Don't forget, you have until January 18th to participate in the New Release Blog Hop for a chance at winning the January Release! It's a short hop so we hope to see you playing along!

Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: WITH LOVE


Happy Wednesday everyone! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on January 15th, and they are awesome once again! WITH LOVE features some sweet, adorable girls with flowers to create an wonderful floral scene. The next set called UNICORN PLANS has various unicorns perfect for all your projects, especially those planners. And lastly, DECORA ANYA reminds all of us to embrace our fun, colorful, sparkly side. 

 Today, I'm featuring this adorable set called WITH LOVE! It also has a coordinating die set HERE.

When I saw this set, I knew I wanted to create a wreath design. I just traced a circle with a pencil and stamped the large flower at the top and bottom of the circle. Then I stamped the rest of the foliage around to form my wreath. Next, I erased my pencil lines and followed the Scrubbing Bubbles Tutorial from Rhea (scroll down her page to find the mermaid one) to create the dotted background around the foliage. Finally I colored in the flowers with Copic Markers.

Copics:
Girls Skin: E000, E00, E01, E13
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Flower Hats: RV66, V05, Y08
Yellow: Y08, Y17, Y24
Purple:  V12, V15, V17, BV08
Green: YG23,YG25, YG67, G28
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R37
Blue sky: BG10
Dotted Background: B0000, BG10, B95, B52, BV20, V01, V000 
Colorless Blender


I cut my sentiment apart so I could stamp "hey" on the left side of the flower and "you" on the right side. The girls were stamped on another sheet of paper, colored, die-cut out, and then raised on foam tape for more dimension.


Don't forget, you have until January 18th to participate in the New Release Blog Hop for a chance at winning the January Release! It's a short hop so we hope to see you playing along!

Hugs,
Rosie

I Am Roses JANUARY Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

It's The 15th of the month so you know what that means....a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge! The rules are still the same, and we have 4 prizes up for grabs! 
Here is the breakdown:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

Isn't it fantastic!! If that's not motivation to enter then we don't know what is! Can't wait to see your creations using I Am Roses Flowers! First, here are the Rules:

Here are the Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs JANUARY 15th - FEBRUARY 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “JAN IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th
I'm in lovey-dovey mode and already thinking ahead to Valentine's Day so I headed over to Make it Crafty and grabbed this awesome digi stamp called GEEKY LOVE. My husband and I are nerds and kinda weird so this image fit us perfectly, LOL! And, I still get this giddy when he kisses me on the cheek even though we've been together 24 1/2 years. He's my lobster! ("Friends" reference)

 Copics:
Boy Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Boy Hair: C2, C7, Black
Girl Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Girl Hair: E42, E47, E49
Black: C6, C7, C9
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R37

I used a Polaroid frame die to crop my image so the focus was on the cheeky kiss. That's one of the great things about digi stamps...you can resize them to fit whatever project you are working on. The papers came from my stash. To finish it off, I added the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers!
 

 Don't forget, you have until FEBRUARY 8th to link up your project. Be sure to use at least 2 products from I Am Roses before linking!
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, January 10, 2019

C.C. Designs JANUARY Release is NOW Available!

The JANUARY RELEASE is now available for purchase!! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today! You definitely don't want to miss out on all the cute stamps, amazing dies, and fabulous stencils that just released!
 
 
For my card today I used one of the single rubber stamps called BUTTERFLY! Isn't she beautiful? I paired her with the background CUTIE DOODLE Rubber Stamp. I stamped the cloud/raindow Cutie Doodle stamp in a light blue and then colored in various elements in pastel colors to create a soft background behind Butterfly.

Copics: 
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E15
Hair: Black, BG78, BG13
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R37
Blue: BG10, BG13, BG15
Yellow: Y02, Y17, YR23
 
The yellow frame around Butterfly was made using the new In and Out Rectangle Metal Die. The sentiment is from the new Unicorns Clear Stamp Set. I raised Butterfly and the sentiment on foam tape for more dimension.
 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites before they sell out! If my card inspires you to make a purchase, please click on the Store link in this post or use my affiliate code at checkout: ROSEB46

Thank you bunches and have an awesome day!
Rosie