Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge and ShortCuts Sneak Peek

Cuttlebug challenge blog and ShortCuts have come together for a
The result? One SWEET project! Here's a tiny piece to tempt your taste buds for crafty projects. To make this project even more yummy you'll be able to download templates to re-create it for yourself as well as a tutorial on how to make this particular part of the kit. That's right I said "kit" because there is more then one piece to this project.

Are you tempted yet? I hope so, but you'll have to wait till Sunday May 3 and go to Cuttlebug challenge blog to see the whole project and get your template and tutorial.

Show time new release

Another new release from The Greeting Farm is this stamp set called "Show Time". It was love at first sight when I saw Anya in this set. I knew I was going to love coloring her and making cards that involved my favorite food...Popcorn!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wild Sprouts Sneak Peak!

Isn't she cute with her little bunch of flowers behind her back?? Just wait till you see ALL of these little ones. The Greeting Farm is releasing a Brand new line called Wild Sprouts. This little one is called Dahlia. She is one of three new designs. Better yet you won't have to wait long since they are being released Friday May 1st.

Wild Prouts (Dahlia) stamp-The Greeting Farm
Pantone and Prisma markers

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ShortCuts Holiday in the Forest card

Let's face it. We really don't NEED an excuse to buy more scrapbook supplies but it helps!!
I hope today's card inspires you to try ShortCuts clear cards. The possibilities are endless and the end result just might surprise you. Atleast that's what always happens to me!! I saw a documentary on how Disney made the movie SnowWhite (the part where she runs through the forest) and that is what inspired me to make this card. I have trees infront and behind with a snowlandscape and a little deer looking up into the moonlit sky at a single snowflake. The clear card base just gives this card the dimension I was hoping for. I'm so glad I had a ShortCuts clear card to make this card happen.

Clear Card base-ShortCuts
Forest Friends stamp-The Greeting Farm

Friday, April 24, 2009

Papercrafts for a baby boy

I joined a secret sister swap at Splitcoast Stampers. My sister is due to have a baby boy in May so I thought she might like some homemade baby stuff. Here as the things I made for her.
First I thought she might like a tear bear. The hardest part of making this was the eyes!
I used off white mulberry paper, chalk and cardstock to make him.
I made the whole thing up! But forgot to make a pattern. LOL
Next I made a small album that fits in a CD tin and decorated the outside of the tin. I made the little undershirt and again forgot to make a pattern. Yep I was on a roll that night!!
Here's the 3 pages that are inside the tin. They fold together accordian style and fit perfectly inside the tin.
I hope she likes this!

Monday, April 20, 2009

ShortCuts and digi stamp

I haven't made a frosted card in a while so I thought it was time to do so! I even stitched around the outside edge to make a sort of frame around the rest of the card. I made this card for my Secret Sister. Shhhh she doesn't know who I am...well unless she visits my blog and I just let the cat out of the bag!! LOL.

Frosted card Blank-ShortCuts
Monkey digi stamp-CC Designs
Fiskars border punch
Sentiment clear stamp-Daisy Bucket
Pantone and Primas markers

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Digi Ice Creams

I love Ice Cream stamps and these cones from The Digi Shack are just to cute!! And my friend Joni is a new DT member. Congrats Joni! Your gonna rock The Digi Shack! These cards are for you!! Thanks for letting me play Joni!!

Digi Ice Cream stamps-The Digi shack
Labels 1 Nestabilities
Paper-Chatter box and Penny Lane
Glitter-Martha Stewart

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Forest of cards

Well I got to play with my new stamps today. So this is my first "official" post as a DT member for The Greeting Farm. I'm starting with the stamp set "Forest Friends" and I think they are the cutest woodland creatures I ever saw!! I couldn't wait to get these stamps and make some cards.

I didn't have any background type stamps so I resorted to making one up! So I drew the trees coloured them with markers and chalked in a sky.

For the chipmucks I thought it would be funny to put a giant acorn behind them. So I got out my pencil and made myself an acorn big enough to fit a card!

Stamps-Forest Friends-The Greeting Farm
Paper-Making Memories and digital papers I printed off
Pantone/Prisma markers
Ranger-Vintage Photo ink

Forest of cards part 2

The Forest Friends stamps from The Greeting Farm also come with an Owl. This is my first time making cards using an owl stamp and somehow I ended up with 3 cards! The sleepy owl card is my favorite, just looking at him makes me want to yawn!!

Here are two love I mean love Owls!

Since I don't have a tree stamp I made up my own! Lots of sticthing and distressing and my tree is fit for an owl!

Stamps-Forest Friends-The Greeting Farm
Paper-printed digital papers, Making Memories and CTMH cardstock
Ranger-Vintage Photo ink
Nesties-Ribbon sliders

Friday, April 17, 2009

Shabby summer cards

Just a couple more fun paperpiecing cards. I hand drew the cherry and watermelon myself. I'm really loving making shapes out of pattern paper. The hard part is making the card to go with the shape I made! LOL.

Check paper-Creative Memories
Other paper-Making Memories
Stamps-Farm Fresh-SU
Cherry and watermelon-drawn by me

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shabby baby

I really wanted to make some baby cards today but I just didn't have any baby stamps so I made some paperpiecings. Then I thougth I'd add lots of stitching and inking to make the cards kinda vintage shabby looking.
The ducks and sheep were hand drawn by me.

Paper:Paper Pizzaz and Chatterbox
Ink:Ranger-Vintage Photo
Buttons:Autumn Leaves
Stamps:Special Days-CTMH

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Club Anya blog hop

Welcome Blog hoppers! Are you having fun? I know I will be, stopping by everyone's blogs and seeing what they created. Speaking of creating here are some bookmarks I made using Miss Anya stamps. I wanted the bookmarks to be protected so I used clear sheets from ShortCuts and sandwiched the bookmarks between them. Then I stitched around the edge to keep them in place, plus I love stitching!!

And here's Digi Grad Anya.

Supplies:Miss Anya stamps-The Greeting Farm, Clear sheets-ShortCuts, pantone markers.

Now it's time to visit Joni Wilson's blog. have fun.

Melissa Craig
Lynda Nielsen
Melyssa Connolly-You are here!
Joni Wilson
Rachel Henehan
Kim Nath
Barbara DeBose
Kerry Kung
Heather Lee-Reppen
Kathi and Roxy
Sara (expressions of a creative mind)
Crafty Amy
Kadie Ensley
Bishops Mommie
Randi Wall
Ohio Mary
Heather Schlatter
Anita Hovey
Creepy Glowbugg
Sandra McLean
Angela Knopf
Kanata Newf
Cassie Larson
Stamping Caz
Kim Ross
Lisa Hjulberg
Jackie Rakoski
Lori Boyd
Janna Hull
Traci Porter
Kristine MB
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich

Happy Mother's Day card

I just got some new stamps from Bombshell Stamps and one of the sets is called "Butterfly Queen". I couldn't wait to start inking! This is my first attempt at a bow and flower arrangement.

Supplies:Butterfly Queen-Bombshell Stamps, Alpha-CTMH, Paper-Melissa Frances, Flowers-Prima, Branch punch-Martha Stewart, Stickles glitter, Leaves-Spellbinders

Monday, April 13, 2009

Not to shabby!

I love shabby cards. So here's my first attempt at shabby. The muffin, strawberry and turtle are hand drawn by me.
Have a sweet day! and cherry-Unitiy stamps

"Berry" sweet-CTMH

Belated stamp-Lizzie Anne Designs

Interactive get well card

Have you ever visited someone's blog and saw something that made you say to yourself "now why didn't I think of that"? Well I visited Liegh O'Brien's blog and said just that. She altered a children's toy and put it on a card. So I just had to try one for myself. And just incase you want to make one I've included a tutorial on how I put one together.

Supplies:Stamps-Love Bear-The Greeting Farm, Paper-Quick Quotes Paper, Pantone Markers, Scallop circle Nesties, "Get well soon"stamp-Just Rite

In the Dog house

Good monday morning! I hope you like my little project this morning, I've challenged myself to use ShortCuts gift card holders in creative ways other than to hold a gift card. This gift card holder holds a coupon. I was thinking of my husband when I created it!! I took a gift card holder from ShortCuts and made it into a coupon holder. The coupon gives my husband a "free pass out of the dog house". I hope he uses it wisely..LOL.

My husband is getting this card for Father's Day. Do you think he'll like it? hehehehe
Supplies:Gift Card Holder-ShortCuts, Cardstock-CTMH, Stamps-Pupstar-The Greeting Farm, Alphas-CTMH, Paper-Newsprint-Karen Foster, Polka dots-Making Memories

Friday, April 10, 2009

ShortCuts 3D Friday Tealight box

It's friday!!! All around I see some cute Ghirardelli boxes. Then I wondered what I could put in them instead of chocolate....Tealights! The box had to be adjusted to fit the tealights but it was worth it! ShortCuts full clear sheets are perfect for this project because they have a nice thickness that makes sturdy projects. No flimsy boxes! LOL
Supplies: Full clear sheet ShortCuts, Cup of Stuff stamps-The Greeting Farm, Pantone markers.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wanna win some stamps?

Are you in love with the latest issue of SheetLoad of Cards?! Why not make a card of your own and be entered to win one (1) of the following stamp sets from The Greeting Farm...

Pup Star (Retail Value: $15)
Miss Anya Collection (Retail Value: $18.00)
Here is how to enter...
- Create one (1) card using the sketch from our April 2009 issue of SheetLoad- Upload your card to an online gallery or your blog.
- Come back to this post (NOT HERE on my blog) and put a DIRECT link to your card and leave a comment with your favorite The Greeting Farm stamp set(s) (does not have to be one of the sets pictured above) into Mr Linky below, no later than Thursday, April 30th.
- The "Grand Prize" winner will get first pick of the sets above, and the 2nd set will go to our "Runner Up".

The "fine print"...
- The link entered into Mr Linky MUST go directly to your entry in an online gallery, or the blog post containing the entered card. (Indirect links will be deleted periodically throughout the month.)- If your comment does not link to a blog with "contact me" info, you MUST leave your email address in your comment. You are free to add spaces to avoid spam bots.- Only one entry per person. ETA: You may enter a full SheetLoad, but all of the cards in the picture should be similar and from the same issue.- Failure to leave a comment in Mr Linky with your favorite stamp set(s) as described above, will result in disqualification.

ETA: When I went to test the comment and link Mr Blinky, I noticed a couple of things... (a) Your URL IS required and it should be a direct link to your entered card... (b) Make sure to spell out the math question answer, not just type the number (ie: five, not 5)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sweet, simple birthday card

This is my attempt as making a card with "as little as possible" embellishements. So I used a ShortCuts clear card to help visually reduce the elements and keep it simple! The more I get to play with clear and frosted cards the more I love them!! You've got to give these cards a try.

Here's a coupon for 10% off if you want try an adventure in clear fun.

Use this code DT{Melyssa}10 and shop here.

Supplies:Clear card blank-ShortCuts, Stamps-Party Animals-Lizzie Anne Designs.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day by day

I thought I would share this with you. It is this past month (March) in review. Weeds and Wildflowers are challenging their viewers to take a picture everyday and create a layout with those photos. I choose to do mine by the month. Here's my first one. Every picture was taken on the day it shows. Some have a little explanation about it.

Love hurts!

Isn't this little guy the cutest little nurse ever?? She's called Love Bear and she's from The Greeting Farm. They are also have a challege "Don't be Square". Which means they are looking for cards that are not square or rectangle in shape. This is what inspired me to make these cards.

I used an embossing folder (Cuttlebug) to make the dimples of the bandaid.

Supplies:Love Bear digi stamp-The Greeting Farm, embossing folder-Cuttlebug, Pantone Markers, Vintage Photo distress ink-Ranger, cardstock-CTMH, kraft cardstock-SU and silver foil-Spellbinders

Friday, April 3, 2009

You take the cake

Well it's the last day of the work week and the first week of April is almost over. Where is the time going?
April's theme for ShortCuts is summer time! That means fun sun sunny cards to brighten your day. I'm in love with this paper set. I can't believe aqua and orange look so good together. And isn't the clear card just perfect for keeping the card light and airy? Just like summer when less is best on those hot hot days!
Suppplies:Clear card-ShortCuts, Paper-Grow & Bloom-My Mind's Eye, Stamps-Petite Pharses-Lizzie Anne Designs, Flower lace-Fabric store

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sneak Peaks unvailed!

Well I have the full versions of the sneak peaks for you.

This first card is a Gift Card Holder from ShortCuts. (only it holds a tea bag instead of a gift card). The stamp set is called "Cup of Stuff" from The Greeting Farm.

This second card is a Clear Card blank from ShortCuts. The stamp set is again called "Cup of Stuff" from The Greeting Farm.
and finally last but not least her is a little tail of Alice in Wonderland. And again I used a Clear Card blank from ShortCuts. The Alice stamp is a digi stamp from The Greeting Farm.