Saturday, November 1, 2014

Make it Colourful Challenge #15: Color your image in 15 minutes or less!

Today starts a new MONTHLY challenge on the Make it Colourful Blog. The theme this time around is:

15 MINUTE Challenge

This challenge was a tough one for me. I think I suffer from test anxiety. I was sweating and my hand was shaking, LOL! I did find that it went a lot faster coloring the larger areas with the broad tip of my Copic markers. It also helps to have all your makers lined up, with the caps off, ready to go. Another tip....stick to 3 or less markers per shade. I used the timer on my phone and was able to color Rudolf Reindeer in 14 minutes and 35 seconds. It's definitely not my best coloring (I'm SLOW at coloring), but I gave it my best shot.

Copics:
E42, E43, E44, E47, R20, G21, G24, G28, C3, C5, R22, R27, R59

Remember to use a Make it Crafty image and upload your projects to the Make it Crafty Gallery.
We’d love to see you share your work of art with us. 

You’re also more than welcome to share your progress, possible disasters and when you triumph with us in the Facebook group HERE.

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

The Greeting Farm November Release BLOG HOP!

It’s hard to believe October is already over. You know that means Christmas is right around the corner….say what?!! I know, I know…I freaked out too when I thought about it. I’m so not ready for the year to end.

Now that I’ve put you in a panic about Christmas being right around the corner, I’ve got some good news for you! The Greeting Farm's NOVEMBER RELEASE is now available in the TGF store!! These new stamps would make awesome gifts…hint, hint! You know your crafty friends would love some TGF in their lives. :)

As always, you have a chance to WIN the entire release! I think you’ll agree as you hop along that the DT cards are AMAZING! You’re definitely in for a real treat today! One lucky winner who visits all of the DT’s blogs, comments, and leaves a comment on the TGF Blog letting us know they did will take home the ENTIRE NOVEMBER RELEASE from THE GREETING FARM!


For my first card today I used the cutie HEART IAN....LOVE him!! The dps are from Simple Stories Homespun 6x6 paper pad, and the banner is a Joy Crafts Banner Die.

My second card showcases the boy from the stamp set Together Anywhere. The dps are from Teresa Collins World Traveler 6x6 paper pad.
I'm the last one today so be sure to head back to The Greeting Farm and let us know you completed the hop! You have until 11:30pm CST to complete the hop and enter to WIN! Winner will be announced on the blog on Monday, and on our FACEBOOK page, so stay tuned!

Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blog Hop for By DIEzyne Dies!!

 
Welcome friends to the premier of By DIEzyne Dies presented by C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps and Designer Rhea Weigand, Passionate Paper Creations, llc.

We have an exciting weekend planned starting right here, right now!

The party is going all weekend!!!!
There are going to be contest, games, random drawings and whatever else we think of :)
We have tons of prizes to give away!!!!!!!

"LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!"

My Easel card today is showcasing the STITCHED CIRCLES and HALF CIRCLE Dies along with this cute teddy bear called MAYNARD! These dies are AMAZING I tell ya!! I am loving them!! The stitching around the circles is gorgeous and the half circle die turns your card into an Easel Card...so easy and elegant!



 By DIEzyne Dies were created for the Color Artist. As Color Artists we love to color most of all.  Making them into cards can be challenging. With By DIEzyne it makes this part of designing easier!
There are:
Card Making Dies
Dies that help complete layouts
Mixing and Matching is easy
All dies have pierce or stitch marks!
MOST IMPORTANTLY:
The focal point of the dies are large enough to accommodate our Colored Images!
You can easily create "Clean and Simple" Designs or "Fussy and Detailed" with lots of your favorite embellishments and ribbons.
What's a blog hop with out prizes right!  Well, we have them!!!  So make sure to leave comments along the way.  Your final stop will be at C.C. Designs Blog with Christine (last on the list)  and make sure to leave some love there too!  We will pick 2 lucky winners!!!!!
Grand Prize Winner:
1- Side Step Card Die Set
2 - C.C. Design Rubber Stamp
3 - Memento Ink Pads from Imagine Crafts
1 - Copic Large Journal
1 - Set of 6 Copic Sketch Markers
1 - Set of 4 Copic Multi Liners
1 - Spool of May Arts Ribbon
(Are you kidding me!  Have we lost our minds?  THAT IS HUGE!!!!!)
Runner Up Winner:
1 -By DIEzyne Die 
2 - C.C. Design Rubber Stamp
1 -  Memento Ink Pad
(Super Awesome Prize!)
LET'S HOP!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PREVIEW time at The Greeting Farm!!

It's already the end of October and that means it's time for 3 days of PREVIEWS at The Greeting Farm, followed by an amazing Blog Hop on Saturday. Over the next 3 days, the awesome TGF Design Team will be showcasing the new rubber that will be available in The Greeting Farm Store on Saturday, November 1st!!

These new releases will knock your socks off...but don't they always! I'm loving all of them and can't wait for you to see what's coming to the store! :)

Today's adorable stamp set is called TOGETHER ANYWHERE and it's fabulous!! The set comes with the boy and girl and several sentiments. I think they are really versatile for many special occasions. 

I just used the girl for my card, but you can head over to The Greeting Farm Blog to see everything included in this set. She was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R59
Black: C3, C5, C7, Black

I used some gorgeous dps and stickers from Echo Park's Be Mine 12x12 Paper Pack to create my 5x7 card. I backed the stickers with white cardstock and then added pop-dots for added dimension.

As always, we wouldn’t let today’s preview go by without announcing a chance to WIN the stamp set Together Anywhere! Simply visit the DT’s blogs, leave some love, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. You have until 11pm CST to enter!!

Kristina will be back tomorrow on the TGF Blog with the winner and the next preview!

Hugs,
Rosie :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Little Miss Muffet Stamp~Spencer's Bucket Full of Love

Little Miss Muffet Stamps 

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a great week so far! Today I'm sharing my latest card for LMMS using Spencer's Bucket Full of Love. He's so adorable!!
 Copics:
Bear: E41, E42, E43, E44, R20
Hearts: R24, R27, R29, R81, R83, R85
Bucket: C3, C5, C7
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, C3, C5
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B99

And, he's perfect for the challenge theme that just went live yesterday on the LMMS Challenge Blog: If you go down to the woods!! (use a bear or fairy on your project). This guy is also on SALE!! For the entire month of October, LMMS is having a huge sale on a bunch of their stamps!! Head over HERE to snatch up some amazing deals!!
 The dps were in my stash. The red hearts and the sentiment are from Penny Black. The ribbon is from Walmart and the doily is from Bo Bunny. I raised the red hearts and Spencer on pop-dots. 

Be sure to come "Like" us on the Little Miss Muffet FB Page to stay up-to-date on all our news. If we get more likes, we'll get some more freebies! 

Have a great weekend!

Rosie

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #111: Anything Goes + Multiple Folds

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you've been having a wonderful week so far! Today starts a new challenge over on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. As you know we like to switch thing up a little bit with our challenges so for the next two weeks our theme is: 
 
ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of MULTIPLE FOLDS! 
 
Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible for the prize! 
 
My card today showcases this cute, adorable girl from Penny Black's Cake & Wishes Clear Stamp Set!! I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!! She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, and colored with Copics.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Yellow: Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23
Blue: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
 
I found an awesome tutorial for a Triangular Tri-Fold Card by Holly HERE. She actually shows how to make two different multiple fold cards so it's a great reference for you if you want to participate in the "optional" part of this challenge. :) When you untie the bow, the triangles open to reveal the sentiment on the inside.
 
 The adorable dps are from Simple Stories VINTAGE BLISS 6x6 Paper Pad. The white frame around my stamped image was made using My Favorite Things Instaframe Die-namics. I just trimmed around it to make a smaller frame. The die on the inside is Wild Rose Studio Flower Circle Specialty Die. The sentiment is also from Penny Black Cake & Wishes Stamp Set.
 
 Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund STORE: 
 
Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3 on our challenges, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store. This challenge ends on NOVEMBER 4th at 12:00pm MST.
Have a great week! Rosie :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

C.C. Designs Holiday Penguins!

Happy Monday everyone! I'm back to share the card I made for the C.C. Designs Blog using an October New Release called HOLIDAY PENGUINS! I love penguins and these are some of the cutest ones ever!! I stamped several of the penguins because it's the "Night before Christmas" penguin party going on right here, haha!!

2014-10-20 Holiday Penguins (full view)

The penguins are stamped on X-Press It Blending card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored  with Copics. Then I raised the polaroid die and the penquins on pop-dots for added dimension.

2014-10-20 Holiday Penguins (top)
Copics:
Black: C5, C7, Black
Orange: YR02, YR07
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Blue: B00, B02
Green, YG17, YG23
Brown: E42, E43, E44
Shading on white: N0, N2, Colorless Blender
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker
Wink of Stella Silver Glitter Marker

2014-10-20 Holiday Penguins (bottom)

Don't forget you still have time to enter our current "Bead or Sequins" challenge HERE. Be sure to stop by the C.C. Designs STORE to snag up all these cute and adorable new stamps!!

Have a great week! 
Rosie :)

7 Kids College Fund~Penny Black Cake & Wishes

Happy Monday everyone! Before I get to my latest card for the 7 Kids College Fund Store Blog, I wanted to remind you that you have a couple more days to enter our current "ANYTHING GOES" challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog. Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store to be eligible for the prizes! 

My card today showcases this cute, adorable girl from Penny Black's Cake & Wishes Clear Stamp Set!! I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, and colored her with Copics. I also added lots of glitter to her dress and bow using my new favorite...Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker.
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E13
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Blue: BG10, BG13, BG15
Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker
 
The adorable dps are from Simple Stories VINTAGE BLISS 6x6 Paper Pad. I LOVE this paper pad...it's gorgeous!! The awesome Happy Birthday die is from Memory Box. The doily is from BoBunny. I used a sentiment from Penny Black's From The Heart Acrylic stamp set.

Supply List from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Remember to be eligible for the gift certificate and the Top 3 on our challenges, you must use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store. Be sure to check out the "ADDED THIS WEEK" section of the store to see what has recently arrived! There are lots of goodies arriving daily!!
Have a great week! Rosie :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Little Miss Muffet Stamps~Swings 'n Slides Snowballs

Little Miss Muffet Stamps 
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a great week so far! Today I'm sharing my latest card for LMMS using Swings 'n Slides Snowballs. Last week my card was all bright and summery and this week it's all about the cold, haha! It's kind of like Texas weather!! We go from blistering HOT to freezing cold in a day....there's no real fall here. The leaves on the trees go from green and full of life to green/brown and on the ground! I miss the long fall season where the leaves stay on the trees and turn all the different colors.
 
Don't forget, for the month of October, LMMS is having a huge sale on a bunch of their stamps!! Head over HERE to snatch up these amazing stamps at a great deal!! I ordered a bunch of the Swings 'n Slides series because they are just so darn cute!! 

My little guy loves the snow and loves to make snowballs! Unfortunately we don't get much snow here either. I remember when Isaiah was little, we took him up Mt. Rainier in WA while visiting my mom. We pulled over and let him play in the snow. He made little snowballs and would throw them towards the camera. It was so adorable! It's why I had to buy Swings 'n Slides Snowballs...because he reminded me of my little boy.
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E44, E47
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Blue: B000, B01, B02, B05
Liquid Applique
 
I kept my card pretty simple because I wanted the focus to be on my image. The border punch is a large Martha Stewart snowflake border punch. The white snowflakes below it are felt stickers. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.
 
 Be sure to come "Like" us on the Little Miss Muffet FB Page to stay up-to-date on all our news. If we get more likes, we'll get some more freebies!
 
  Don't forget, you still have 3 more days to enter our current "ANYTHING GOES" project on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. I hope to see you playing along with us!! :)
 
Have a great weekend!
Rosie

C.C. DESIGNS DT CALL!!

Happy Friday everyone!! Today I'm sharing a new project I made with some of the cutest and most adorable stamps from C.C. Designs. I've loved this company for a while, and this month I get the amazing opportunity to design for them!! Truly a blessing for me!! 

The other great news is that C.C. Designs is having a Design Team call!! The call ends in 3 days so get busy this weekend and make an awesome project!! 
You can link up your project HERE!!

I decided to make an altered 8x8 Frame. You know how much I love these frames!! :) I used two newly release sets: Holiday Penguins and Vintage Winter. If you know me then you know how much I love penguins and cute animal stamps....these are sooooo stinkin' ADORABLE!!

Bird from Vintage Winter
 Copics:
R24, R27, R29, Black, C7, C5

Penguin from Holiday Penguins
 Copics:
Black, C7, C5, E43, E44, E47, YR02, YR07, R24, R27, R29, R89
Wink of Stella Silver and Clear Glitter Marker

Reindeer from Vintage Winter and Penguin from Holiday Penguins
Reindeer:
E42, E43, E44, E51, E52, E53, R20, R24, R27, R29, R89, YR23, YG17
Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Marker
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker
 Penguin:
Black, C7, C5, YR02, YR07, R24, R27, R29, R89, YG17
Wink of Stella Silver Glitter Marker
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

I used decorative papers from various paper pads. The buttons and berries/leaves were things I bought last year from Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

Don't forget to "like" the C.C. Designs Facebook Page! There are lots of exciting things coming down the pipeline and I wouldn't want you to miss out on all the FUN!

Have a great weekend!
Rosie :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's a special RELEASE day at The Greeting Farm!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Well it's finally October 15th and the official RELEASE day of the following cutie pies in the TGF STORE!! You can NOW snag: 

SSSC PUPPY LOVE
TOTES ANYA
and PARTY PROPS ANYA 

You are going to love each of these totally adorable stamps!! And to make you fall in love with them even more, The Greeting Farm has Claudette, Joni, and ME to showcase these darling stamps!! 

It wouldn't be a Release day without a give-away, right?!! Just head to each of the designer's blogs and leave a comment. Then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog and let us know you hopped! EASY PEASY! You have until 11pm CST to leave your comments! 

Now lets get on with the show! For my card today I used the super adorable Party Props Anya!

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair/Dress: R81, R83, R85
Black: C5, C7, Black
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker
Wink of Stella Silver Glitter Marker

I used dps from Simple Stories. The awesome mustache embossing folder is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby). I used an EK Success punch from Target for the mustache and bow punch outs. The punch-outs also got a coating of Wink of Stella Silver Glitter Marker. The sentiment is from Little Miss Muffet.

 All three of the NEW stamps are NOW available in the TGF Store!! Be sure to leave your comments before 11pm CST tonight for a chance to win all 3 stamps!!

Have an awesome Wednesday!!
Rosie :)