Saturday, February 28, 2015

TGF March New Release Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Farmers!! Today is March 1st and you know what that means, right?!! The New Release for March has now hit the TGF Store!! These new stamps are amazing, and would make an awesome addition to your TGF Stamp collection! 
As always, you have a chance to WIN the entire March release, which includes Frou Frou Royal, HG-Classy, and Dollie with Kitty. I think you’ll agree the DT cards you’ve seen this week have all showcased these stamps beautifully! You’re in for a real treat as you blog hop with us today. 
One lucky winner who visits all of the DT’s blogs, comments, and comes back here letting us know they did will take home the ENTIRE March Release from The Greeting Farm. Here’s our Blog Hop line-up: 
                      Holly -you are here

I'm using the adorable and purrfect(lol love puns) Dollie with Kitty. She was a lot of fun to color up. She is also purrfect for my daughter since she loves everything kitties. She even did a little coloring herself with me today. 
Here is the list of Copics I used :
Skin- E000,E00,E01,E11,E04,R20
Kitties- W1,W3,R11
Please stop by all the Designers’ blogs to leave them some love! Then, be sure to come back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop! You have until Monday, March 2nd 11:00pm CST to leave your comments. We’ll announce the winner on our Wow’d Me Wednesday post!! 
Have an awesome day and a great time hopping!

Crazy4Challenges-Aquarius theme

It's my last post for Crazy4Challenges. Thank you so much for joining me.  I have enjoyed playing along and being the guest here, thanks again Kelli for giving me the opportunity.  My last card is a stamp I have been dying to color. I'm a huge Elizabeth Bell fan. I couldn't wait to give her a fun mermaid do! 
Hope to see you at the challenge and thanks for stopping by :) 

Copics- Hair-E18,E15,Y24,Y21,E31
Colored Hair- RV02,RVO4,RV06,RV09,BG01, BG10,BG11,BG13,BG15,BG18,B00,B01,B02,B05,B06B16,B26
Tail-same as hair
Colorless Blender Refill for texture
Wink of Stella-clear
Cloud Stencil
Grey Wool- CTMH ink
Water Paper-Doodle Bug

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Preview Day 1 TGF-Frou Frou Royal

Hi All,
Welcome to Day 1 of TGF previews. So exciting!!! These are so cute, I can't wait for you to see them all.
 First up today is Frou Frou Royal. I just love her, I think she is my favorite out of the Frou Frou collection. I put her in purple for royalty, but added some fun blue and yellows as well. 
Hope you will join us this week for more previews and a chance to win some fun prizes.  Check out all the details on the TGF blog and for the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.  Have a great day :)

Skin- E000,E00,E01,E11,E04, R20
Hair- E18,E15,YR24,Y21
Dress- BG10,BG11,BG13,BG15,BG18

Wink of Stella

Doodle Bug Pattern Paper-Winter Friends

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges- Sketch

Hey All, I'm back again this week at Crazy4Challenges- this weeks challenge is a sketch. Super fun! I loved this one. And it gave me a good excuse to to use my Lawn Fawn whale set I have been wanting to color up. Have fun at the challenge! 


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Crazy4Challenges- Queen Bling

Hi! I am excited to be the guest designer over at Crazy4Challenges!! Thank you Kelli for asking me :) I am the guest designer for February so you'll be seeing my cards every Saturday this month. This challenge is a fun one! I really had a good time coming up with a queen theme, because who wouldn't want to be queen. Come on over and play with us :) 

digi stamp- Tiddly Inks-baby dragon queen
Doodlebug Paper
Distress Ink- Red Barn
Doodlebug enamel hearts
wink of Stella-clear

Thursday, February 5, 2015

FFF- Roses

Welcome to FFF this week at TGF. We have a fun challenge- Roses/Flowers!! I used Miss Beauty holding a rose. This is the first time I have gotten to color her up since I got her during one of  the Super Secret Stamp Club months. I am really kicking myself that I didn't sign up this last go around, so when it comes up again I will be first in line. 
Hope you will color up a fun card for this challenge. Get all the details on TFG blog :) 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Copics- E000,E00,E11,E21,E04,R20
Dress and Rose-R11,R20,R22,R24,R29,R59,C5
Dress and Leggings-BG10,BG11,BG72,BG75,BG18

Studio Calico-patterned paper-
Diecut heart-MFT heart stax 
Fiskars scalloped punch
wink of stella-clear

Please check out the TGF blog for full details and to submit your creation. I have list a brief summary of how to play here. 
Here are the FFF Rules! 
*You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
*Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz no later than January 8th, at NOON CST. You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section.)
A fabulous prize!!
Please be sure to enter new creations only.
Please check out TGF blog for all the details 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CC Designs Preview Day 2- Teen Scene

Hi All,
Thanks for joining me for the 2nd day of previews at CC Designs. Some super cute stamps going on here with this new release. They almost make teens look innocent right? lol 
I choose this sweet little teen named Erica texting. I like texting so i needed this one :) 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go to the CC designs blog to win some goodies. 
Have a great day!

Copics Colors
Skin- E000,E00,E11,E21,E04,R11,R20
Hair- E18, E15,YR24,Y21
Jeans-B000,B21,B95,B93,B97,B99, colorless blender solution for texture

Jennifer Dove Blog Hop winners

Hi All, Check below to see if you are the winner of last weeks Jennifer Dove blog hop. Thanks for playing along with us. Check my blog tomorrow for a preview of  more CC Designs and more goodies to win. Have a great night!

We selected 2 winners from the C.C. Blog and Jennifer's Blog and the winners are . .  . . 

from the C.C. Blog:
What an amazing release. Love all of these stamps.
Posted by: Julieann | January 28, 2015 at 05:09 AM
Love the cupcake and the shiny ribbon.
isoscia at aol dot com

Posted by: Iris Soscia | January 29, 2015 at 09:37 AM

from Jennifer's Blog:
Loved the hop, all the cards are amazing. Love the different shape of your card and your layers. Wonderful sentiment. Fabulous ideas and inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia

LaVerne Mulvey said...
Awesome the dimensions and layering. Congrats on your wonderful new stamps.

Congratulations ladies, email me at christine @ to claim your prizes.

Monday, February 2, 2015

CC Designs Tutorial Time- Watercolor and Salt

I did a fun little tutorial on using watercolor and salt together. It's really fun and gives some great texture to your cards :)

Step 1. Cut a piece of watercolor paper to a desired size. Take your masking tape and start adhering it to the paper in any pattern that you desire. I did a plaid pattern for my design.
 Step 2. Start spraying your paper with the water. Instead of using regular water, I actually mixed my water with 3 small scoops of perfect pearl powder ,so it would give my background a shimmery look. Just shake it really well before spraying.  You can use regular water too :) 
Step 3. Wet your brush and start loading it with some color. I am using Peerless water colors- using the colors from the bonus pack. They are so full of pigment you just need a little bit at a time. They last a long time too. 
Step 4. Start coloring your paper with desired colors. Use more or less water depending if you like a more softer or brighter look. I worked fairly fast here so my paper would not get dry, otherwise the next step won't work as well. 
Step 5.  After you have painted your entire surface and the paper is still mostly wet, sprinkle salt lightly. If you find your paper is pretty dry you can go ahead and spray it with water again before you sprinkle, otherwise the salt will not stick and you won't get the fun pattern it leaves behind. I have used table salt for this example, but you can definitely use coarse salt for a different effect. Now let the paper dry completely- patience is hard for me here -hehe
Step 6.  After the paper is dry, go ahead and start removing your tape. Exciting part!! So fun to see your design. Not to worry if the water seeped through a little in some places.  Next brush off all the salt over the sink or a trash can or in a pot of soup JK! -not sure it's edible lol 
Here is a closer look at the pattern you get with the salt. Kind of gives it a spotted look. In some places it looks like it has cracks or a coral pattern. 
Step 7. Make a card or some fun project with your background. I cut my paper down a little smaller and then used CC Designs heart die-cuts to cut the paper. I then put foam tape on the back of the background paper and adhered it to black cardstock.Next I added ribbon and bakers twine, and stamped "Be Mine" sentiment at the bottom.
Hope you will give this technique a try. It's a lot of fun and you can do so many things with it. Thank you for coming by and have a wonderful day!