Friday, June 22, 2018

C.C. Designs: Hello Goodbye

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week was great! We had another amazing release at C.C. Designs this month...perfect for all your summer cards! You can check out the entire release HERE.
 
Today, I used the alligator from the new HELLO GOODBYE set. This one is from a brand new designer to C.C. Designs. The animals in this set are quirky and so much fun!
 
Copics:
Alligator: YG25, YG17, YG67, G28
Spots/Scales: YG 93, YG95, G99
Tongue: R24, R27, R39
Balloons: Black, White Gel Pen, R24, R27, R29, R39
 
 I had some texture paper in my stash that looked like alligator skin so I used it to create this easel card. The black corners were made using an older Whimsy die. The sentiment is from a Penny Black stamp set.
 
 
   
Don't forget to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies! They are so much fun to color up! And please stop by our Facebook Group to share your creations with us. We would love to see your makes!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dies R Us: I'm DEEPLY in LOVE with YOU!

Happy Thursday everyone! Today, I'm sharing this cute couple card for Dies R Us featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, along with Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies. My 19-year anniversary is coming up so I had to create a card featuring me and the hubby. ;)
 
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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 knew when I saw this Lawn Fawn You Are Sublime Stamp Set, that I wanted to create a framed picture of a couple scuba diving together.
 
I cut several of the smaller frame in the Elizabeth Craft Designs-Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles Die Set and glued them together to make a stiff, thick frame.
 
After the frame layers dried, I added foam dots to the back of the frame and then attached it to the top of the blue alcohol inked paper (left over from a different project).
 
I found some mini brads in my stash and decided to add them around the frame.
 
I cut a banner for the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Ocean Add-On Dies. The great thing about clear sentiments is that you can bend them if the die is curved so it fits perfectly.
 
Since the banner is black, I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment. On the back I added foam squares so it will be raised on the card.
 
 
 The next step was to put the card together. The wood paper is from Echo Park I Love Family 6x6 Paper Pad. I added black ribbon and a bow to make it look like it's hanging on a shiplap wall.
 
Here is the completed card with the scuba divers!
 
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Here are the Dies R Us products used:





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.
Come check these out! Click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Have an AWESOME Thursday!

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: HI HIPPO

 
 
Happy Thursday everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on JUNE 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. Today, my card features HI HIPPO. There is a coordinating Die Set available for purchase also to cut out all of these fabulous images!
 
 Copics:
Hippos: C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, C9
Tie: Y13, B26, Black
Coffee Mug: Gold Paint Pen
Skirt: Y11, YR23
Coffee: E43, E44, E47
 
The sentiment and heart coffee stain are from an AlteNew set. The scalloped square frame is from My Favorite Things. The plaid paper is from an older Authentique paper pad.
 
 
This is another favorite set of mine! You can NOW purchase this set in The Greeting Farm Store. I'm loving that there is a boy and girl hippo....so much FUN!!

Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: WILD TIME


 
Happy Wednesday everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on JUNE 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. Today, my card features WILD TIME. There is a coordinating Die Set available for purchase also to cut out all of these fabulous images!
 
 Copics:
Bird: C5, C7, Black, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E09
Zebra: C1, C3, C5, C7, Black
Giraffe: Y32,  Y21, YR23, YR24, YR27
 
I used some papers in my stash. The scalloped rectangle frame is from My Favorite Things. I cut out the leaves from a patterned sheet of paper and glued them to the back of the frame. The sky and grass background was watercolored using Zig Markers and watercolor paper.  The sentiment was heat embossed in gold and then cut out using the C.C. Designs Banners Accessories Die.

 
I raised the black frame with the leaves on pop-dots before I attached the watercolor background. This is another favorite set of mine! You can NOW purchase this set in The Greeting Farm Store. See you back here tomorrow for another TGF Stamp Feature!

Hugs,
Rosie

C.C. Designs: MERKINI

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your week has been of to a great start! We had another amazing release at C.C. Designs this month...perfect for all your summer cards! You can check out the entire release HERE.
 
Today, I used one of the cute, adorable girls from the MERKINI Stamp Set. Isn't she CUTE?!! I colored her with Copics. The papers are a digital file from Miss Kate Cuttables called SUMMER LOVE.
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Teal: BG13, BG15, BG18
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Hat: E41, E42, E43, BG13, BG18, R24, R39
 
The sentiment is from the same set. I used the Banners Accessories dies to make the sun rays.
 
 
Don't forget to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies! They are so much fun to color up! And please stop by our Facebook Group to share your creations with us. We would love to see your makes!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: MY UNIVERSE

 
Happy Tuesday everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on JUNE 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. Today, my card features MY UNIVERSE. There is a coordinating Die Set available for purchase also to cut out all of these fabulous images!
 
 Copics:
BOY:
Boy Skin: E01, E11, E13
Boy Hair: C2, C7, Black
Blue: B23, B26, B29
Black: C5, C6, C7
GIRL:
Girl Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Girl Hair: E42, E77
Pink: RV04, RV06, RV09
Black: C5, C6, C7
 
I used Copic alcohol inks on Yupo Paper. I love using this technique to create underwater scenes and now universe backgrounds. The stars/circles were created using the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop Die. Then I added white paper behind it. To create the moon, I "smooshed" Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Inks onto watercolor paper. The sentiment is from the My Universe set. I raised the moon panel and the astronauts on pop-dots for added dimension.
 
 
This is another favorite set of mine! You can NOW purchase this set in The Greeting Farm Store. See you back here tomorrow for another TGF Stamp Feature!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: PLAN IT ANYA


Happy Monday everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on JUNE 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. There is currently a short BLOG HOP where one lucky person will win all 4 stamp sets!! The hop ends June 18th at 12pm CST so hurry and play along soon!

Today, my card features PLAN IT ANYA. She's a full size Anya and perfect for all sorts of different projects! I LOVE her, and think she's beautiful!

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: C2, C7, C9
Glasses: Gold Paint Pen, C1, C2, C3
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Shoes: C5, C7, C9
Sharpie Gold Paint Pen

I used some digtal papers from JennyLDesignsShop called PLANNER GIRL. I also added some gorgeous paper flowers from I AM ROSES! These flowers are beautiful and amazing quality!



Don't forget all the new stamps are available to purchase now! However, you can join in our current Blog Hop to see if you can win all 4 sets! See you back here tomorrow for more TGF goodness.

Have an awesome Monday!
Rosie

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Make it Crafty: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Happy Saturday everyone! Before I get to my card, I wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter this month’s Make it Crafty Challenge which is: ANIMALS. You can link up your creations HERE. The challenge this time around is broad enough to give you extra room to experiment. You can color scales, fur, or feathers. We can’t wait to see what you make!

This Sunday is Father's Day for us in the U.S.A. so I decided to color up the child in the wagon from the Country Mother Digi Stamp Set. I colored him to represent my son for this card for my hubby.

 Copics: 
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13 
Hair: C2, C7, C9 
Tongue: R22 
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E19 
Pants: B93, B95, B97 
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39 
White: C00, C1, C2, Colorless Blender 
Black: C6, C7, C9 
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09 
Teal: BG13, BG15, BG18 
Purple: V12, V15, V17 
Yellow: Y02, Y21, YR23 
Grass: Y23, YG17, YG67 
Sky: B000

I used some paper, ribbon, and enamel dots from my stash. The sentiment is hand-written.


There are a lot of AWESOME goodies in the Make it Crafty Store, including some fabulous chipboard!! Please join the Make it Crafty Facebook Group and share your creations with us so we can ooooh and aaaah over your work. Have an awesome weekend my friends.

Hugs, 
Rosie

Friday, June 15, 2018

I Am Roses JUNE 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 JUNE 15th - JULY 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 “JUN 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 Alanna from Conie Fong. Isn't she gorgeous?! I printed her on Copic Xpress It Cardstock, and colored her with Copics.
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E15
Lips: RV02, RV04, RV09
Hair: C2, C7, C9
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06 RV09
Yellow: Y02, Y21, YR24
 
These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers on my card. 
 
 
 
I used the Stitched Oval Frame Die from My Favorite Things to frame my image. The paper is from Doodlebug Design Sugar Shoppe 6x6 Paper Pad. The corner die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Frames 1-Lace Rectangles.


  Don't forget, you have until JULY 8th to link up your project, but remember you must use at least 2 items from I Am Roses.
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Greeting Farm JUNE NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JUNE Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, PLAN IT ANYA, is a full size Anya perfect for your planners, and so many different projects. Our second set, MY UNIVERSE, introduced space characters and elements to create an out-of-this world scene. Next, we introduced some adorable animals in our WILD TIME set. And, of course, we couldn't forget about cute and sassy hippos in the HI HIPPO set. This release has so much variety to fit everyone!

To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Pretty AMAZING! 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. Easy Peasy!

You have until Monday, JUNE 18th at 12pm CST 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 also released our new Faith Stamp Set called PROMISE today! It's already a hit among our Design Team! This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the New Release.

We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dies R Us: LAYERS OF LOVE

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm back today for DIES R US, sharing this LOVE card I created using Concord & 9th LAYERS OF LOVE Die. I paired the heart cut-out with the Lawn Fawn Scripty LOVE Word Die....perfect combo!
 
 
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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 decided to create a Distress Ink background using the "smooshing" technique with a piece of transparency film and watercolor paper. I picked some colors that I love together: Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, and Dusty Concord.

I swiped some Squeezed Lemonade onto the transparency film, spritz some water on top of the ink, and then "smoosh" the plastic around on the paper. This allows you to direct the ink better onto the paper where you want it. It also helps keep the colors vibrant. You will need to put down as much yellow as you want right from the start because it will be harder to add it later as it will mix with the other colors and turn green (as you will see in the final result, haha).






I LOVE how bright the colors stay when you smoosh! This piece will be the background paper for my card.


I smooshed ink onto a smaller piece of watercolor paper because I decided to die cut the word LOVE and the set of flowers from the Layers of Love Die set to add more color to the front of the card.

To create a thicker layer like chipboard, I die-cut several pieces from white cardstock. I then glue the pieces on top of each other. This is a cheap way to make "chipboard" sentiments and accessories!



Finally, I used the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a white rectangle. Then I centered the floral heart die where I wanted it, and cut that piece out. I took a 2nd piece of white cardstock and cut out the striped heart. I then line up the two pieces and glue them together.




I glue the white cardstock on top of the Distress Ink Background. Next, I add the floral "chipboard" and LOVE "chipboard". 
My final touch was to add some white pearls. The side view shows some of the dimension.
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Here are the Dies R Us products used:




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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.
Come check these out! Click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Have an AWESOME Thursday!