Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Sprout on the block


Well today is the last day of previews and tommorow you can get the new Sprouts for yourself over at The Greeting Farm.  Here's Stella a total cutie!  With a love letter in her hand.  I think she's my favorite with her cropped hair (I can't remember what this hair style is called) and her big eyelashes!

There's a new sketch challenge at TGF blog, check it out and play along!  To see more cards created using adorable Gigi stop by Club Anya and Friends.  You'll love what you see!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another new Sprout on the Farm

Hi all!!  Well I have to appologize as I forgot to show you my sneak peek for The Greeting Farm.  There are four new Sprouts coming out Jan 1st and you are gonna love'em!  They are all so cute and unique.
This girl is called Gigi and she is one hip little chic! I really loved colouring her, just look at her cute outfit and adorable little flower in her hair.

The Greeting Farm is still hosting sketch challenges so if you want to get in on the fun just hop on over and see for yourself why we love the Farm!

Wanna see more sample of Gigi?  Stop by Club Anya and Friends and check out the gorgeous cards the DT have been cooking up.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Tootie toot

Hi everyone!  One of my online friends informed me that I've been published.  She spied my cards in two magazines this month and I've been searching in vain to find the magazines.  I finally found one today and well it turns out I forgot my bank card and couldn't buy it. Hahhahah isn't that just my luck??

My Flower Heart Card for ShortCuts is on page 74

My Bombshell Stamps card is here on page 109.

Have a happy day!!

A Farming I will go....

Eeeeek!!  I've been bursting to tell you this for a long time.  For the next year I'm gonna be a farmer!!!  No not the kind that can grow crops of food or herds of animals.  My farming skills are all about hearding paper and growing my stamp collection.   And these finely tuned "card farming" skills have taken me to The Greeting Farm where for the next year I'll crafting up a new batch of cards.  So stay tuned because soon it will be Farm-topia around here! hahahahha.
Here are the other wonderful ladies that I'll get to hand out with on the farm.
Randi Wall
Mary Giles
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And I'm really excited today as for the first time EVER, TGF and Club Anya are JOINING FORCES and previewing our new releases together for the HUGE JANUARY RELEASE BASH that's only days away!
We are SO excited to be previewing FOUR NEW SPROUTS....ALL styled by our very own Team Anya member AMY YOUNG! WHOO HOO!!!!!! Congrats Amy! Today's little cutie is named Chelsea (you can talk about your card here ;)
In addition, the TGF DT has another sneak peek at a SUPER fun new set called "Talk Loud", a word-art sentiment set that is new, totally fun and something we've never done before at The Greeting Farm! Be sure to check out samples from ALL of the TGF DT and Club Anya as you'll be nothin short of amazed!
I'll be back with another cute sprout design tomorrow, but first, I have a few announcements for the week:

*Our HUGE "IN WITH THE NEW at TGF" BASH will begin at 9am CST on Friday, 1/1/2010 and run through 8PM with challenges, prizes, and FUN! Each challenge winner will receive a new Sprout of their choice, so be here to party with us! Live overseas? No problem! Challenges will be open through SUNDAY, 1/3/10 at 8pm CST. WINNERS will be announced on the TGF blog and CA blog on Monday, 1/4, along with the winner of the 12 days of Sketches contest. That winner will win the ENTIRE Jan. release.

In addition to each individual challenge, ANOTHER prize pack of the ENTIRE Jan. release will go to a random winner who completes ALL of the New Year's Challenges!

*Don't forget that the 12 Days of Sketches are still well underway on the TGF Blog! Everyone is having a great time and there are more fun sketches to be used today! This contest will also run through Sunday 1/3/10 at 8pm CST to complete them and upload them to the appropriate galleries) will be entered into a drawing to win the ENTIRE TGF JANUARY RELEASE!!!

SO many prizes....SO many chances to WIN! All to celebrate our NEW YEAR, NEW Club Anya & Friends Blog...and NEW RELEASE with ALL your friends at The Greeting Farm!
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Willow's stocking

Well today I'm off to go Christmas shopping.  To be honest I love doing this.  I love the crowds and running into people I haven't seen in forever.  However I don't like the angry people who waited till the last minute to something and get angry at the poor store employees for not having what they want.  Trust me I have been on the other of that counter and it's hard to be happy when people yell at you all day.
Add to that a husband who hates crowds and shopping and well you can probably guess how my day will go.  The good news is that I'll be spending his money!! hehehhe and he is not allowed to complain.  (it's actually our money I just like to pretend it's his, it makes shopping more fun).

So here's a little card I made using  a stamp from Whiff of Joy's winter collection.  Have a wonderful day.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tags A lot Paper Makeup!!

So I might be going a little tag crazy!!  Did you ever do something and get hooked on it??  I mean like my new tag fettish.  I haven't dressed up a tag in years and now it's my favorite thing to do. 
Today I have more sentiments from Paper Makeup Stamps.   Did I mention that I'm a new DT member for PMS???  I know I didn't because it has been killing me to keep it a secret but I can tell you now!!!  I was blown away when Katie asked me to join her team.  You can read about it here.




I'm not the only one Katie had her eye on.  Here are the rest of the new girls she hand picked for her Design Team
Maria Gurnsey
Here is a list of the current members
Katie Cotton (company owner)
Christi Thorsen
Lisa Kind
Tangii Crain
Tina Hale
Dawn Barrett
Lisa McKinney
Randee Elsing

Friday, December 18, 2009

New DT members for Whimsie Doodles


Whimsie Doodles has added 5 new Doodlelicious DT members and we are so excited to welcome them to our family! Pop by their blogs and say hello and check out their work... they are fantastic and we are so lucky to have them on our team! Welcome Ladies!

Paula Bloom-Love Blooms in Me
Alicia Ekermans-Call Me Crafty Al
Dawn Burnworth-My Stamping Thyme
Denise Modin-I Ink I Can
Sheri Gilson-Papercrafty's Creations

Just a sneaky snippet

Good day all!!  I'm not sure if I am supposed to show you what I've made so I thought I'd slip in a snippet of what I've been working on.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Explore, Dream and Discover

Do you know what my second most favorite crafty thing is??  Snowflakes are my most favorite and then there are sentiments, especially if they are inspiration or uplifting.   And the funny thing is I really don't have much as far as sentiments go.  But that may be changing.  Today's cards feature a beautiful sentiment from Paper MakeupStamps. 


I didn't have a boat stamp so I just made one of paper!
Materials
DP-My Mind's Eye "be loved"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snoowie Tags and Stamp Shoppe challenge

Good morning readers!   I see it is snowing here ugh!!!  Oh well maybe they'll cancel school, my son is certainly hoping for that today as he thinks if there is no school there will be no dentist either.  Well I gotta give him credit for hoping the impossable!  LOL

Ok enough of that.  The Stamp Shoppe is hosting a new challenge AND there is a prize for one lucky player.
The challenge is easy enough, you just have to make a tag using a Magnolia stamp.  Click here to see more details and of course find out what you could win!
I started out with making one tag using Snoowie and lost it!   I mean I couldn't stop making more!  I wasn't sure how much I was going to like Snoowie now I know I LOVE Snoowie!

I think I'll go make so more tags today! Here's what I made so far.




Snoowie with Star (Magnolia) stamp-Stamp Shoppe
Copics
Chalk (checks)-Pebbles Inc

So what are you waiting for?? 
Make a Magnolia tag, submit it here and you could win some candy!!! 
Go for it!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's new release day

Today's the day of New Releases over at Whimsie Doodles!  It's the last time this year they'll be releasing new digi's!! Check them out on the blog or get'em at the store.  And you will find out who won the new images.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Naughty or Nice challenge

Well Bombshell's at it again and they are having a christmas card challenge.  Make a card using any Bombshell stamp that shows what side of Santa's naughty or nice list you are on.  There's even a prize for this challenge!
Here's my card...cause I've been a good girl this year!

I punched the snowflake from Kraft cardstock and sponged the edges with Vintage Photo distressing ink.  Some diamond glaze and chunky glitter finished the vintage look of the snowflake.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stamp Shoppe Blog Hop winner

Guess what?  Today I get to tell you who won the Stamp Shoppe's blog hop winner.  Congrats
Tricia you won the Wisteria blog candy from the Stamp Shoppe.  Email me your address so I can get your prize mailed out to you.
melyssa@eastlink.ca

Here's a new card using Berry Tilda combo stamp kit from the Stamp Shoppe.

Berry Tilda (Magnolia)-Stamp Shoppe
So Sweet-Stamp Shoppe
Kraft cardstock
be loved paper pack-My Mind's Eye

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Catching up

I just realized I've been hoarding all my Whimsie Doodles cards!  Eeeek how could I forget to share them???  Not sure why but I'm going to try and catch up.  Come January I'll have some big announcements to make so I better get my Whimsie cards in now or I'll never catch up!





Have a wonderful day!  I'm off to (hopefully) do some christmas shopping.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Magnolia Valentine

Hello there!  How is your week going?  Mine has been very exciting but I can't tell you anything yet!!
I thought I'd remind you of the Stamp Shoppe blog hop and challenges.  There's prizes up for grabs!
Check it out here and play along!
I hope my card inspires you to want to play!  This is Berry Tilda, she's from the Stamp Shoppe!  I know it's waaaaay to early for Valentine cards right??  Well I couldn't resist with the new My Mind's Eye paper pack "be loved" starring me down!! I LOOOOOOOVE this pack!!

Materials
The sentiment is made of stickers called Brown Ledger from the Stamp Shoppe.
Berry Tilda (lazy summer days)-the Stamp Shoppe
Paper-My Mind's Eye "be loved"
Copics

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My new Copic Storage Unit

So some of you already know that I have jumped on the Copic band wagon!! So the next step is to get storage for my new most favorite thing in the world. I hate to have to spend major dollars for my already too expensive habit so I was looking for a cheap solution. And between my husband and I we came up with something pretty cool. (atleast I think it's cool).

So we bought some plastic pipe at the hardware store, I decided how long I wanted the pieces and hubby cut. We sanded the rough edges, crazy glued the whole thing together and here is the result....

  It holds 12 Ciao or 10 Sketch Copics per tube.  There are 12 tubes so it will hold 120 Sketch or 144 Ciao markers.  And it only cost $10.00!!  The best part is that I can add more tubes as my collection grows.
 
I love my hubby, he's the best!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

WOJ Winter cards

My time as Guest Designer for Whiff of Joy has ended.  All I can say is WOW!  What a pleasure is was to work with Katharina and her team.  The stamps are so gorgeous and detailed I feel fortunate to have been part of the Dec releases.  So here are couple cards using Lizzie.  Thank you Katharina for picking me!

Lizzie with Muff

Lizzie writing recipes.
Stamps can be found here at the Whiff of Joy store.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Merry Magnolia

The Stamp Shoppe is having a blog hop full of challenges.  Here is my card based on Carla's sketch challenge. I you want inspiration and 4 chances to win blog candy hop around the Stamp Shoppe blog hop and play along.  You can view my challenge here.



Christmas Party Tilda-Stamp Shoppe
play Carla's Sketch Challenge here

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3 colour Black hair tutorial using Copics

Well now that I've been playing with Copics I think I'm ready to share what I've learned.  I don't know about you but I would love to have every colour Copic has but can not afford it so I have to make due with what I have.  So I'm going to put together a couple tutorials on how to colour using as less Copics as possiable.
Soooo my first tutorial in on how to create a Black hair colour with hightlights, midtones and low lights.
Just click and save the image, then either open it or print it to follow.



This is Christmas Party Tilda from the Stamp Shoppe.  And the sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp from the Stamp Shoppe called "Vintage Merry Postcard".


Christmas Party Tilda-Stamp Shoppe
Copics hair-W03,05,07
Red dress-R22,24 and 27
Green bow-YG11,13,17

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Stamp Shoppe Blog hop

Welcome to the Littlel Stamp Shoppe Blog hop!  You'll get a chance to meet the Design Team, see some cards and have a chance to win some candy!  There's a new Design Team gallery for you to check out and now here are the details on how to win some candy.

The way that the Blog Hop will work is that each DT member will be hosting a challenge on their blog with a corresponding candy up for grabs. That’s 4 individual chances for some yummy candy!! And if that’s not enough, you can also qualify for the Shoppe Grand Prize! If you have completed each of the 4 DT challenges then just create a fifth card by scraplifting one of the cards in the DT Card Gallery.
The go back here to tell us who's card you lifted and leave your comment here.

The Rules
All card creations must be new and include a Magnolia image;

Please do not combine challenges; cards must be created specifically for this blog hop;
Please link us directly to the blog post/gallery post with your card;
For Canada/USA participants only; and
All cards must be linked by Tuesday, December 8th at Midnight EST to be eligible.

Here's my challenge
Make a christmas card using a non-christmas Magnolia image.  For my card I used Jam Tilda from the Yummy Tummy collection.

 
If you came here from the Stamp Shoppe Blog  then your next stop is to Jeanette's blog.
**Go back to the Stamp Shoppe to leave your comment about what card you lifed. 
 
Have a fun hop!
Don't forget if you do my challenge to link back to my blog.  I will be drawing a name from the entries for the prize.