Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: SMILE ANYA

TGIF everyone! I hope you're enjoying this week's Stamp Features of September's new Release from The Greeting Farm. The sets are perfect for Halloween, Christmas, and my Pumpkin Spice Latte loving friends!
 
Today, I'm showcasing this beautiful girl called SMILE ANYA. I love her perfectly wavy hair and cute flower hair clip. She's great for so many different occasions.

Smile Anya - Clear

 I used some adorable papers from Echo Park's Beautiful Life 12x12 Paper Pad. The large flowers and butterflies are stickers in the pack. I just backed them with cardstock and cut them out. The flowers are raised on pop-dots. The butterflies were just glued down the center so their wings lift off the card.
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E04
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Yellow: Y02, Y21, YR23
 
I raised the sentiment panel and Smile Anya on pop-dots also.
 
 
 I hope you are enjoying this release! I'm a huge TGF fan so I always love every stamp they put out! Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store to grab your faves!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: TRICK OR TREAT 2

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you're enjoying this week's Stamp Features of September's new Release from The Greeting Farm. The sets are perfect for the upcoming seasons, from Halloween visitors to coffee toting fanatics. Today we are showcasing the adorable Trick Or Treat 2:

  

The adorable trick-or-treaters are so adorable!! I wanted to feature all of them on my project so I decided to make a Pop-Up Box Card. Although these take a little time to create, they definitely provide the WOW factor for your recipient!


The awesome house in the background is a new digital file from The Greeting Farm called HAUNTED HOUSE


The decorative paper and sentiments on each panel are from Pink Paislee Spellcast 6x6 Paper Pad.


I hope you are enjoying this release! I'm a huge TGF fan so I always love every stamp they put out!


This one was a lot of fun, and the great thing is that most of the characters in this set can be used for other occasions so it's really versatile. Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store to grab your faves!

Hugs,
Rosie

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

C.C. Designs: BAT & SPIDER

Happy hump day! C.C. Designs had an awesome, spooktacular release for September, and this one was a big one! There are 18 products total: 8 new stamps sets with 8 outline dies, along with 2 stand alone die sets. And the theme this month is: HALLOWEEN!
 
Today, I'm showcasing the Bat & Spider Clear Stamp Set with the coordinating Outline Dies. I also used the blood border die and the spiders from the new Halloween Die Set. The spider web and bats were all heat-embossed with Nuvo White Embossing Powder. I then took a white gel pen and filled in the whites of their eyes. Next, I die cut the spiders that are along the bottom of the card and the spider on the middle spider web from black cardstock, and added eyes and outlines using a white gel pen.

 
The spider web was embossed directly onto the card base. The bats were embossed on separate black cardstock, cut out using the outline dies, and raised on the card using pop-dots. The spiders and sentiment are also raised on pop-dots.

 
This entire release has been a lot of fun and can really be used for a lot of different occasions other than Halloween! We hope to see you creating and sharing with us on the C.C. Designs Customer Facebook Page.
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: BREW IT ANYA

Happy Wednesday everyone! The Greeting Farm had another AWESOME release with 4 amazing stamp sets. These are available for purchase now, but don't forget to play along in the BLOG HOP for a chance to win the entire release!
 
Today's set called Brew It Anya is perfect for all of us coffee and tea lovers! And look how stylish she is too. I LOVE her!!
 
 
 The cute digital paper from Etsy is called Pumpkin Spice Latte. I used C.C. Designs Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies to cut out the paper behind my image. Next, I used SugarPea Coffee To Go Cup Die to cut out the adorable latte cup.
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E15
Hair: C2, C7, Black
Teal: BG72, BG75, BG78
Orange: YR04, YR07, YR09, E09
Plaid: YR02, YR09, BG72, BG78
 
The sentiment is from Brew It Anya and I used white embossing powder and heat embossed it onto the teal cardstock. I raised Anya and the coffee cup die on pop-dots for added dimension.


 I hope you are enjoying this release! I'm a huge TGF fan so I always love every stamp they put out! This one is really versatile and will make fabulous cards. Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store to grab your faves!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: COZY WITH YOU

Happy Monday everyone! The Greeting Farm had another AWESOME release with 4 amazing stamp sets. I'll be here for the next four days featuring each one! These are available for purchase now, but don't forget to play along in the BLOG HOP for a chance to win the entire release!

Today's set called Cozy With You will definitely give you warm, toasty feelings, and it's the perfect set for all those Christmas cards!
 
 

I decided to create an Easel Card today so I could feature the characters along with several elements all on one card.


The cute paper is from Echo Park A Perfect Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad. I stamped the sentiment and then used C.C. Designs Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies to cut it out and frame it. Next, I added glittery enamel dots around it, and topped it off with a bow (of course, haha).


I found a holiday plate clipart online, printed it, and cut it out to lay the gingerbread and Christmas tree cookies inside for the bottom part of the easel card. They were a lot of fun to color! I also added glittery enamel dots to the cookies.


The sentiment, characters, plate, along with some of the cookies are raised on foam dots for added dimension.


I hope you are enjoying this release! I'm a huge TGF fan so I always love every stamp they put out! This one is really versatile and will make fabulous Christmas cards. Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store to grab your faves!

Hugs,
Rosie

Saturday, September 15, 2018

I Am Roses September 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 that 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 SEPTEMBER 15th - OCTOBER 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 “SEP 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 Make it Crafty TAFFYLEA Digi Stamp. Look at that gorgeous, luscious hair!! I decided to go a little bold and wild with her hair. It was a lot of fun!! Don't forget to check out the awesome Coloring Tutorials at Make it Crafty. They are inexpensive and worth every penny!
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E15
Lips: RV02, RV04, RV09
Hair: Black, C7, RV04, RV09, BG13, BG18
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
Yellow: Y13, YR21, YR23, YR24
Lollipop: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28/Y13, YR21, YR23/
RV02, RV04, RV09/ BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
 
These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers used on my card:
R43-34 Pale Pink and Pink in the Middle Paper Roses 
 

  The decorative paper and sentiment are from Echo Park I Love Sunshine 12x12 Kit.
 
 
 Don't forget, you have until OCTOBER 8th to link up your project. Be sure to use at least 2 products from I Am Roses before linking your project!!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Greeting Farm: SEPTEMBER NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!


It’s the 15th, and that means the 4 new SEPTEMBER Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, COZY FOR YOU will give you warm, fuzzy feelings, and remind you of things that make the holidays special. Our second set called BREW IT ANYA features a big Anya holding some coffee, and it looks like you all love her a latte. The next set, TRICK OR TREAT 2, is perfect for Halloween and would make awesome birthday cards! And, the last big Anya set called SMILE ANYA just oozes happiness.
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop.

You have until SEPTEMBER 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG

You must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 17th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dies R Us: Happy Halloween Shaker Card

Happy Thursday everyone! My card today for Dies R Us is a Happy Halloween Shaker Card using a mix of some SPOOKTACULAR Dies! I love how fun and creative dies are for creating unique and special cards.
 
 
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The links to all of the products used from the Dies R Us Store are shown below. Here is a step-by-step of how I created this card.
 
I used Poppystamps Hip Halloween Circle Frame Die to create the "shaker element" of this card. The die cuts out a thin outer circle with pointy edges (which I didn't use), and then an inner circle with the words "happy halloween." I used a regular circle die to cut out a circle from transparency film and the white/black decorative paper.
 

 I glued the happy halloween die-cut to the clear transparency film. Then on the backside I added a strip of foam. Next, I found various beads, sequins, chunky glitter, and paper confetti to fill the inside.
 

I stacked the shaker pieces in the center of the decorative paper so I could turn over the happy halloween circle and center it on top of the black/white paper.


Next, I die-cut 3 of the Memory Box Swirly Ghost Circles from white cardstock, and then cut the ghosts out from the circle frame so I could place them around the top of the card. The bottom border is Yvonne Creations Happy Halloween Landscape Die, and the Skeleton is Yvonne Creations Happy Halloween Happy Skeleton. The edges of the orange cardstock were distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink.

 
I used foam dots behind the top ghost and the skeleton for added dimension.


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Here are the Dies R Us products used:

Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Dies R Us: Sea You Soon using Lawn Fawn!

Happy Monday everyone! I'm back today for Dies R Us featuring several Lawn Fawn Dies. Before I get to my card, I wanted to let you know that Dies R Us is having a DESIGN TEAM CALL!! You can check out the details HERE! It's an awesome team!!

I love how fun and creative Lawn Fawn dies are for creating scene cards, so I decided to pull out several of them for this cute, wintry card!

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The links to all of the products used from the Dies R Us Store are shown below. Here is a step-by-step of how I created this card.
 
One of my favorite dies I use to create scene cards is the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop-Landscape Die. I love that it already separates the different landscape areas for you.


I knew I wanted the bottom of the card to be water. I found a strip of left-over paper colored with Distress Oxide Inks in my stash. The tutorial on how I created the distressed water is HERE. The strip was too narrow to fully cover the bottom portion of the Landscape die-cut. I decided to cut the piece twice with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Border Die so I could spread it apart.


Next, I glued the pieces to a separate piece of white cardstock that was also cut with the Stitched Wave Border Die.


I used an older die from Lawn Fawn called the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables to trim up the edges so it would have a matching stitched edge. You could use any stitched rectangle die that is the same length of the Stitched Hillside Backdrop, or you can just trim it up with a paper trimmer.


  
Next, I created a seal and a narwhal using the Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends Die Set. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this die!! Look at the different options you have with this one die set!!


I added some icebergs in the background using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Border Die. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You. Also, I raised various panels and the animals on foam squares for added dimension.



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Here are the Dies R Us products used:





Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You Stamp Set (sentiment)


Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares


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For more inspiration, come join the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Have an AWESOME Monday!