Sunday, February 28, 2010

Creepy and Twisted?

A "dark and twisty" (Jess's fave Meredith phrase from Grey's Anatomy! LOL!)) WELCOME to The Greeting Farm's "TEA TIMES THREE" release party! This is the last and definitely MOST TWISTED of THREE Tea Parties today at The Greeting Farm, all leading up to our release at MIDNIGHT CST (3/1)!!!

Please sit back, have a sip, and savor the cuteness, because it's time for TWISTED TEA with Ebony, Camille, and our three new CREEPY CAKE digis, "Royal Pain", Twisted Tea herself, and "Freaky Flutter"!

We are so excited about this release, and as the hours go by, the tea has definitely become more twisted! Perhaps our manners were checked at the door, and our pinky fingers not exactly the portraits of perfection, but nevertheless we are HERE, and freakishly happy to introduce you to our latest rubber AND digi friends...Twisted, Twilight-ish, and Terrific!

Well, our Twisted Tea friends will probably be partying well into the wee hours, but but have no fear, they'll be released at the stroke of MIDNIGHT CST tonight! But in the meantime, head over to the TGF Blog and follow the simple, civilized instructions to enter to WIN the new "Creepy Cakes" digis from The Greeting Farm! You'll have until 9am CST tomorrow (Monday, 3/1) to enter to WIN, and be sure to stop by the Club Anya and Friends Blog tomorrow morning for ANOTHER chance to WIN FREE STAMPS!

All winners will be announced shortly after 9AM CST on Monday morning, and each tea party has a winner, so don't forget to throw your MAD HAT in the ring.
Thanks so much for joining us for our "Tea Times Three" release event! Pinkie's up, everyone

Friday, February 26, 2010

It's a creepy FF Friday

It's time for another fun installment of Farm Fresh Friday, this time with a creepy twist! In addition to our super 'sweet' challenge, we are previewing a few new digi's and they wanna have their cake and eat it too! Well, actually, maybe not so much...
...Introducing....CREEPY CAKES!
Now, you guys know there's a pretty cool movie coming out soon, NOT that these stamps are entirely based on it, although Jess would like to think so ;) Without further adieu, we introduce you to:
"ROYAL PAIN" (off with her head?!), "FREAKY FLUTTER", and TWISTED TEA. My card today uses Twisted Tea.....................

The THREE BRAND NEW Creepy Cakegirls are coming your way on Monday, March 1st, when they're released!

Today's Farm Fresh Friday challenge incorporates our favorite thing...Dessert!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it? Create a card or project using DESSERT as the main course :) More details and previews on the TGF BLOG so head over there for some freakish fun!

Be sure to stop by the Club Anya and Friends blog today too for something SO Cute you won't want to miss out-it's a HAPPY DAY on the Farm all together!

And don't forget our "Tea Times THREE" Release party on the TGF Blog on SUNDAY, 2/28 starting at NOON CST. There will be prizes and some freakishly fun times so don't miss out!
See you then, everyone!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring is in the air

Today is my last day to post Magnolia cards for The Little Stamp Shoppe.  My 3 month term is over and I'll miss sweet little Tilda.  The challenge for this card was to create a typical "Magnolia" style card.  For me that meant a larger square card with flowers.  I used clear buttons on pattern paper and ribbon for leaves.  Of course a spring card wouldn't be spring without a butterfly.  This is Tilda as  Butterfly and she's from The Little Stamp Shoppe.

Tilda as Butterfly-The Little Stamp Shoppe.
Copic Markers
Clear Buttons
Raspberry Fizz Ribbon and  cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Darling Greeting Farm images

I loved the designer paper so much for springs cards I used it again!! TGF has some new cuties coming March 1st. These Darling new stamps are unlike anything you'll find at The Greeting Farm, well until March anyway! This girl is one of 3 in a set called Darling Sisters.
Cute or what???  Wanna see more darling samples?  Stop by the Greeting Farm blog to check out these sweet sisters

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Bombshell

For some reason I just love the Calaveras Fiesta from Bombshell Stamps.  I think it's the girn on the faces of the skeletons that make me smile everytime I look at them.  Or maybe it's the martini glasses, or party hats or...Oh I just love this set!!  So when I found out that they also sell Muertos Dolls in digital I just had to have them right away!  Here is the result.
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Monday, February 22, 2010

a very Cheeky Miss You

Well it's Monday and the last week of February.  There's a lot of stuff happing this week and next, with new releases, challenges and a blog hop.  I'm starting off the week slow as it will get pretty hectic by Friday and even Saturday!
I made this card back in November and completely forgot about it.  I'm so glad I found it. I wanted to try and keep the look of this card "vintage" and I even made my own flower!  The image is the new Cheeky Cherry Wild Sprouts from The Greeting Farm. Her name is Rockabilly, isn't she cute???
Border Punch-Fiskars
DP-Cosmo Cricket

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Project Rockstar hop

Good moring!!! Welcome to the rocking out for Gabby blog hop.  Gabby is a very special, very sweet inspiring friend of many of us bloggers  (check out her blog here) and when Joni asked me if I wanted to praticapte in a blog hop for Gabby I jumped at the chance.  Paper Makeup Stamps have stepped up and designed a special digital stamp in honor of Gabby.  Joni is giving one of these gorgeous Moody for Rock digi stamps.  Don't forget to leave a comment on Joni's blog for your chance to win Moody for Rock.

The challenge for this hop was to create a card using black and white plus any other colour.  Well knowing this card was for Gabby I couldn't resist using my favorite Bombshell stamp "Festive Calavera's".  The happiest little skeletons ever!!  Of course I couldn't resist the margarita glass either!  Gabby I hope you like my card!!

So if you are here then you would have hopped over from our uber creative multi-talented Joni.  If not go back to the beginning and leave Joni some love for a chance to win Moody for Rock.

Your next stop is the fabulous and very talented Sheri whose blog you can find here !  Have fun and thanks for stopping by!!
Festive Calaveras-Bombshell Stamps
DP-Trick or Treat-Little Yellow Bicycle
Black and Raspberry Fizz-Papertrey Ink
Buttons and Ribbon-Papertrey Ink

Friday, February 19, 2010

FFF-Colour Challenge

Well it's Friday and it's time for a new Farm Fresh Challenge
 over at The Greeting Farm
Today's challenge is all about colour.  I didn't have the colours they are looking for so I had to improvise.  And I used the super cute Prince Ian digi to make this card.  I have to tell you I'd kiss a frog any day if I was getting Prince Ian in return! ha!
Kraft paper-Papertrey Ink
DP-Silly-Pebbles Inc
Labels 8-Spellbinders
Star border punch-Martha Stewart

Stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiring cards created by the DT.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stamp Shoppe Magnolia and sketch

Good morning all!  Today I have a card and sketch for you.  The sketch is just for fun if you wanted to play along.  I used the Stamp Shoppe's Magnolia image Pink Tilda with striped tights from the 2008 Pink collection.  My goal was to try and make a traditional Magnolia card and use colours I've never tried before. 
Here's the sketch

Pink Tilda-The Stamp Shoppe
SP-Kaiser Craft-Garden Arabesque

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


It's just not Easter without my Peep's.  This is my attempt again at creating a card with limited supplies.  I just stamp the image on DP cut him out and put him on a Label.  I thought it would be fun to give my friend a card for Easter.  Hummm I wonder if there'll be a challenge at SCS to suite this card.  I used the new rubber stamp set from Whimsie Doodles to make this card.
Easter Sentiments-Whimsie Doodles
Labels 4 and Fancy Tags-Spellbinders
Cardstock and ribbon-Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Butterfly card

Do you know what I like to do?  I like making things I don't have.  Today's card features
Paper Makeup's beautiful birthday sentiments "Happy Birthday" but I didn't have an image that fit the card.  So I made a butterfly from a big heart punch.  Add some stickles and pearls and puff a butterfly!  The hard part was trying to decide which birthday sentiment to use.  There are so many really nice ones in the birtday set.  So I decided to go with a simple one.
Birthday sentiment-Paper Makeup
Butterfly wings-Martha Stewart Lace Heart Punch
3 Dot border Punch-Martha Stewart
Vintage Cream and Spring Moss-Papertrey Ink

Monday, February 15, 2010

Every Bunny needs a rest!

Spring is in the air!!  Well in my blog anyway! LOL
All this week I hope to bring a little spring to beat off the winter blues!  I'll just close all my curtins and pretend the sun is shining on a green lawn and bright yellow dandylions.
Here's Leah Bunny all flushed from her hopping around taking a little break.
Leah Bunny and sentiment Stamp-Whimsie Doodles
Fancy Tags-Spellbinders

Sunday, February 14, 2010

TGF's Cheeky-licous Blog hop

HELLO and WELCOME to our highly anticipated "My CHEEKY VALENTINE" Blog Hop!

We are SO excited to finally celebrate the release of The Greeting Farm's BRAND NEW stamp line, the Cheeky Cherry Sprouts! You've seen the previews, and we're so happy you agree that Rockabilly, Shooter, and Glamour have found a home on the Farm and in our hearts!

Today we have a SPECIAL surprise for you...the ENTIRE TGF DESIGN TEAM, both current AND ALUM were asked to participate in this event! We are THRILLED to be back as one big team and are prepared to ROCK THE FARM tonight, so sit back, grab some tea or maybe some of that Valentine's chocolate, and ENJOY!

Now, what would a hop be, especially on Valentine's Day, without PRIZES??? Well, there are PLENTY of them hanging around, and for our overseas friends, fear not, you will have until 9am CST TOMORROW (Monday, 2/15) to enter your comments to WIN the new stamps!

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be chosen from the Club Anya & Friends Blog to WIN ALL THREE Cheeky Cherry stamps! In addition, Jessica has "hidden" SIX Cheeky Cherry singles on certain team member's Blogs, both PAST and PRESENT, and those people will be able to CHOOSE which Cheeky they want to take hom! That's 9 singles being given away today, everyone! Can you say AWESOME???
Well, let's get started then! Here is the OFFICIAL "My Cheeky Valentine" Blog Hop order:

Club ANYA & Friends Blog
Randi Wall
Tammy Maxvill
Melyssa Connolly-you are here
Mary Giles
Elena Joldersma
Maria Bell
Tori Wild
Sparkle Smith
Traci Porter
Lisa Futch
Cheryl Walker
Cindy Haffner
Kadie Ensley
Kim Nath
Lynda Nielsen
Mercy Kerin
Sandra MacLean
Lysa Rohrer
Kelly Booth
Kim Costello
Pam Varnell
Amy Young
Suzi McKenzie
Janna Hull
Jessica Diedrich
back to CA&F Blog to let us know you've completed the HOP!

THE CHEEKY CHERRY stamps will be released Monday 2/15 at 12AM CST, in just a few hours! We anticipate that they will go fast as these sweet and sassy little bombshells have been quite well received from what we've been hearing, so scoop yours up ASAP! ALL winners will be posted on the Club Anya blog on Monday morning shortly after the 9am deadline. GOOD LUCK!

Thanks so much for participating and for stopping by today, and be sure to stop by Mary's blog now...she's the NEXT STOP on the HOP!

Have a VERY Cheeky Evening, everyone ;)

Friday, February 12, 2010

R U ready to do the bunny hop??

Hello Whimsie Doodles Fans!
Welcome to the Easter edition of our Whimsie Doodles blog hop!
We have some SUPER cute images to share with you, and we can't wait to get started! First let me give you the low-down on the way our BUNNY HOP will work!

We're doing this hop word scramble style, which means while you bounce around from blog to blog, you will be collecting letters. At the end, you will unscramble those letters to get a coupon code to use in the Whimsie Doodles store so that you can download this adorable Jelly Belly image free!

Here are the cards I made using Easter Sentiments Rubber Stamp set.

Once you've done your hoppin' and visited all of our Doodlelicious Divas, you'll go back to the Whimsie Doodles blog and leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate, or two $5 gift certificates to the Whimsie Doodles store!
My Letter is...

Melyssa<--You are here

Your next stop on our bunny hop is Nicole's Blog.  Enjoy all of the Doodlelicious eye candy today and have fun collecting your letters! Be sure to leave comments along at all of the stops on the hop to be entered to win Whimsie Doodles gift certificates. The winner will be announced on the Whimsie Doodles blog tomorrow.

FFF vintage style

"The Vintage-esque Challenge"
Let's see your Vintage {fill in the blank} creations. Vintage Grunge, Vintage Victorian, Vintage Supplies, Vintage Paper, Vintage Romance. Let's see your what your vintage style is...old, torn, distressed, aged, tea-stained, sepia, lacey, frilly,....Whatever 'vintage' inspires you!

The new Cheeky girls are such an inspiration and perfect for this challenge.  I like the worn edged stained looking vintage card and here is my attempt at vintage
I used Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo for this card.
Don't forget to play along and show us your Vintage side!!

Makeup for the Weekend

Wow what a day of fun and and challenges.  Paper Makeup has a challenge for the weekend for you, create a treat box, that's it!  .  For more details visit the PMS blog.  I used the Big Dream stamp set for the sentiment and the background.
Dream Big stamp set-Paper Makeup
Kraft and Rustic Cream cardstock-Papertrey
Label 4-Spellbinders  
If you decide to play along, please use the keyword M4TW16 when you upload to your blog or any public gallery. Also, make sure you link it up on the PMS blog so we can all take a look see.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

All my love Match Book Valentine

Good morning!  I have a little tutorial for you of a match book valentine.   This little valentine uses  Devil Tilda from the So Spooky Magnolia collection.  The Stamp Shoppe has all the Magnolia's you could want and the lastest edition of Magnolia Ink. 
1. Start with a strip of paper 3"x7.5"
2. Score at 2.75", 6" and 6.25".
3. Fold tucking the top flap behind the bottom.
4. Decorate

Makeup for Gabby

Every once in awhile, it's nice to help out a friend. Not because you feel

 an obligation. Not because the friend has asked. Not even because the
 friend has suffered a tragedy. Just because sometimes, we all need a little
 bit of support. This is one of those times. Someone near and dear to many
 of us, is in a rough patch. And together, we can help. We can help her
 push thru this struggle. We can help her get thru this!

 This person, is our friend (and design team member) Gabby Arriaza. Gabby
 and her family have come upon a hardship that is proving to be more than
 they can handle on their own. You can read more about it on her blog.

 Gabby has been a bit too proud to ask anyone for help but this is our
 Gabby! We simply cannot sit idly by and let our dear friend face all of
 this alone.
 Since Gabby is one of the rockinest stampers out there, I spoke with
 Cynthia about designing a rockstar moody girl. Whats fun about this digi is
 also that she is the only moody available as a digi stamp! Gabby herself
 has also supplied some word art and we have another digi sentiment

These sales will all go directly to the Arriaza family.
We all thank you for time and time again helping us to help others.
Click here to get Moody for Rock

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SOMETHING rather "CHEEKY" is coming to TGF...

You've seen the photos in the background of CHA've heard some 'buzz' about Blogland...and NOW...a little sneak peek for you today. A little TEASE if you will...or maybe-a BIG tease? Either way, it's ALL leading up to a SPECIAL VALENTINE's DAY BLOG HOP that you will NOT want to miss!!!
A new line of Sprouts is coming to The Greeting Farm and the anticipation is at an all-time high....can you FEEL it in the air? We are TOTALLY psyched about this special release and can't wait to introduce you to "ROCKABILLY", "SHOOTER", and "GLAMOUR"... the first in our CHA Exclusive "CHEEKY CHERRY" release that will FINALLY be available to YOU on 2/15...

The little Miss Cherry herself will be hanging out this week for Farm Fresh Friday with another appearance, so be sure to stay tuned for that! For now, make sure you visit the DT's blogs to get a little more than a peek of these sassy, "cheeky" new releases coming SOON!
For now here's a peak at my card!

Don't miss out-see you back here on Friday and mark your calendars for a VERY Special SURPRISE and our RELEASE Blog Hop on SUNDAY, 2/14/10 at 8pm CST!!!

Have a VERY Cheeky day, everyone!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jelly Belly

Well today is get to show you sneak peek of a stamp Jelly Belly coming out friday for Whimsie Doodles.
The best part of this image is that it will be freeeeee!  I'll tell you friday how to get it friday at the hop!

This card actually started out as Thanh's Whimsie Wednesday "Seeing Red" challenge.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The week in review

How about a peak at this week.
Today I'll be showing sneaky snippets of the new releases for Whimsie Doodles.
Tuesday you'll get to see the full version of a freebie for the Whimsie Doodles Blog hop.
Wednesday you'll see and sneak of The Greeting Farms new images.
Thursday I'll have a little Magnolia treat card tutorial for you from the Stamp Shoppe.
Friday is jam packed with goodness because it's Whimsie Doodles blog hop/new release day, more of The Greeting Farms Previews and Weekend Make Up from Paper Makeup stamps!
Phew it's going to be busy, busy, busy here!
Here are some snippets of the new releases coming out Friday for Whimsie Doodles. 

One of these images is going to be a freebie for hopping along with Whimsie Doodles.  Check back tommorow for more details.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Farm Freshness on a Sunday!

Good day everyone!  Today's post is a late one.  Since it was supposed to go out Friday!!  The Greeting Farm has Farm Fresh Friday's where the give you a challenge in hopes that you'll play along.  Well I did play and I forgot I did!  This week's FFF was a sketch challenge by Mercy Kerin. I used the one of the new images by Marina (isn't she the cutest) from the stamp set Sweet Tooth and I flipped the sketch around.

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities to finish off the bottom of the card.
So play along and you could win the Sweet Tooth set!

Friday, February 5, 2010

My Valentine is...

I thought it would be fun (and different) to use The Greeting Farm's career Ian's to make valentine cards.  Oh and that's not the name of the Ian images it's just the best way to describe them for this post. 
So here's Fireman Ian my valentine hottie!
And here's Solider Ian my Valentine hero.
So what does your Valentine do?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Magnolia Thursday and Sketches

Every thursday until the end of February will be my day to show you my Stamp Shoppe Magnolia cards.  I like having a specific day for things don't you?  So guess what I have for you today?? hahahahha  This week's personal challenge was to use any Magnolia image exept Tilda or Edwin.  Then I combined that with two sketches and well here is the result. 
So this first card is based on MOJO MONDAY's sketch 124.  As you can see I used the muffin now available at the Stamp Shoppe!

Now this card is upside down.  That is I flipped the sketch from Friday Sketchers #87 sketch.
You know I think I'm actually starting to like sketches!!  This week I made 3 cards using a sketch.  I don't think I made 3 sketch cards all year. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Whimsie Wednesday

Today's post is all about red!!  Do you like red?  Are you using more red now because of Valentine's day coming up?  Well if your in the mood to see more red check out the challenges over at Whimsie Doodles PCP group. Soooo my card also has a little pink in it but hey pink IS a ligher version of red so I think I'm ok with using it! LOL  So here's Sock it Monkey all dressed in pink.  There's no sentiment cause I just couldn't figure out how to fit one in!!
Sock it Monkey can be found at Whimsie Doodles.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Got my MOJO on!!

It all started when I made that little circle card using Mojo Monday's sketch.  The one with Joni's (from Inktegrity) little airplane.  Then the other day my friend Nikki sent me a package and in it was ribbon!!  Oh she's such an enabbler!  So I've been playing with more sketches (see this thurday's post) and Nikki's ribbon.  Here is what I came up with. This is Mojo Monday's Sketch #124.   I so love that ribbon!!  I think I might cry when I run out.
Stamp set used is from Whimsie Doodles called L'il Cupid
The big'ol heart is from Spellbinders
DP from BoBunny called Persuation My Sweet

Paper Makeup Blog Hopping Birthday Bash.

For the entire month of February Paper Makeup Stamps is celebrating it's 1st Birthday!

So, get out those PMS images and get inky! For every card, etc. you add to the Paper Craft Planet and SplitCoast Galleries you will get a chance to win the "Name your own Image!" contest! We will choose 1 winner from all of the SplitCoast gallery uploads with the keyword "PMS", entered from FEBRUARY 1st through FEBRUARY 28th, this person will get to choose and name their own PMS image (Fairy, Moody, etc.); we will do the same for Paper Craft Planet, again using the "PMS" keyword/tag and that person will get their choice of a quote, phrase, etc. made in to wordart!

Here is my card for today.  It uses my favortie image Cookie Man.  I know you don't picture a monster being pink but I thought it might be fun to colour him an odd colour!  Now he reminds me of a glob of gum!
Don't forget tonight is Paper Makeup's birthday party!! 8pm CST in the Paper Makeup forum!! I hope to see everyone there. Katie is wanting to know what YOU want from PMS for this next year so stop by and make your voice heard! :)

My letter is P and your next stop is Randee's Blog. Wait till you see her card!!  It's so cute and so perfect for a birthday blog hop!!!

Stamp Shoppe has a new store!

Good morning crafters!  Wow what a busy day yesterday!!  Today's cards were created using Magnolia's Blueberry Tilda from the Stamp Shoppe.  Only I colored them to look like a basket of flowers. LOL.  The Stamp Shoppe now has the new store up and running!  Stop by and check it out.  I just stopped by and the new Magnolia Magazine is out and in stock!!

Java Cardstock