Monday, May 31, 2010

The Farm's a little Shabby

TIME TO PARTY with the TGF Farmers, Club Anya, and a few more familiar faces on our PAPERCRAFT PLANET PAGE!

Please come and join us for chit chat, a CHALLENGE (will post the details below), and some prizes, of course ;) We'll be around til about 10PM CST, with releases going live shortly thereafter! Head on over...NOW!

Well, wait...BEFORE you do, the Design Team has organized an AMAZING mini-hop of sorts tonight-Farmers and Team Anya have again joined "Forces" to show you the TWO different challenges we are doing this evening:
here's my Shabby Chic card, I couldn't resist using the new Cheeky Beauty for this challenge!

Your MISSION? Choose ONE theme (very open to interpretation as we want this to be FUN...and speedy!) and post your creation to TGF GALLERIA>Contests/Challenges>June Release Party>Retro Chic OR Shabby Chic.
ALL ENTRIES MUST use TGF Stamps and be uploaded NO LATER than 2pm CST TOMORROW, JUNE 1st. We have extended the deadline for this speed challenge to 2pm CST on 6/1 so our overseas friends can get inky, too!

Now, need to decide WHICH theme you're gonna go with? How about some inspiration from the AMAZING DT....and hmmmm....someone just MIGHT have a prize or two hidden on their blog, so HAPPY HOPPIN' folks:

Your next stop is to Mery Kerin's fabulous blog!

So do you wanna chat?

..with The Greeting Farm crew for our  JUNE RELEASE PARTY!
We'll be chatting and hoppin' the DT's blogs and it all starts HERE at 7pm CST!

Be sure to join us for chat, a speed challenge (that WILL be open til 2pm tomorrow for our overseas friends :) and PRIZES on our PCP page between 7pm CST and 10PM CST!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Cheeky Farm Fresh Friday blog hop

Hi everyone Welcome to Farm Fresh Friday!!

What a VERY CHEEKY CHALLENGE we have for you for today's FFF...and even more? The Farmers and our sister DT, Team Anya have joined forces again to bring you a BRILLIANT 2nd installment of the Cheeky Cherry Line from The Greeting Farm! We are also excited to welcome our JUNE Club Anya Guest Designer to previews today-many of you know and love her already-congrats to Tasha Beasley! Tasha will be joining us for the month of June and is super excited, just like us, to be starting with these AMAZING new stamps!

That's right! We are proud to unveil THREE new Cheeky Cherry stamps, all who will be available on June 1st: Cheeky Nurse, Cheeky Sailor, and Cheeky Beauty Queen! These three sassy new SPROUTS are ALL being previewed today by our awesome DT-and it just so happens that ALL THREE will be given away today on the Club Anya & Friends BLOG at the end of this HOP!

Today's FFF Challenge is an inspiration challenge based on one of Jess's favorite makeup secrets

Hope you like it! And now, all you need to do? Just come, hop with us! It all starts on the TGF Blog and ends with you leaving a comment on the CA&F Blog. ONE lucky winner will be announced tomorrow w/out Saturday sketch, another new preview by Team Anya, and the icing on the cake?

WE ARE BRINGING BACK our LIVE RELEASE party!!! You guys have asked, and TGF loves to listen! Please join us for our June Release Soiree:

What: Our TGF June Release Party and Challenge VSN
Where: PCP Page
When: Monday, May 31st at 7pm CST-10pm CST

Don't worry, if you can't participate in the release party, the CHALLENGES will remain open until Tuesday, June 1st at 11:59 CST. Winner will be announced on the TgF Blog on Wednesday, June 2nd, so ALL will have time to play!

We really hope you'll come and join us, but for now, it's time to get a bit CHEEKY:
Thanks for joining us today and GOOD LUCK as you have a Cheeky ol' time hopping with TGF, Club Anya & Friends, and as you enter to WIN one of these cutie pies! We'll see you tomorrow on the CA&F Blog for the winner, and in the mean time, don't forget to mark your calendars for MONDAY! SEE YOU THEN! Hop on over to Mercy’s blog for a FABULOUS Cheeky gal!!!

Cheeky Mate-The Greeting Farm
SP Snuggle Bug-Little Yellow Bicycle

Friday, May 21, 2010

FFF sketch challenge

How about a Farm Fresh Sketch?  This weeks sketch is brought to you by the very talented and fellow Farmer Mary Giles. I liked this sketch so much I made two cards!  LOL  It was actually by accident but hey it was a Happy Little Accident (Bob Ross)!  Anyway check out the sketch and fabulous samples the Greeting Farm Farmers have created and play along, we'd love to see your version of the sketch too!
So here's Grandpa Rocks!  He's from the newest edition called Gammie and Gramps.  Isn't he cuuuuute??
So my second card features the lovely Miko from Roll Call.  Isn't she adorable with her hair bow and heart??  Such a cutie!  She is one of ten images in the Roll Call set.
Grammie and Gramps and Roll Call-The Greeting Farm
Scallop border-Fiskars
Cardstock, ribbon and buttons-Papertrey Ink

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bee Well

May flowers bring June bees.  And it also brings on Allergies!!  Everyone in my house has spring allergies and boy do they suck!  But a funny little card could bring a little sunshine into a miserable day!  Especially one that's makes fun of such a thing.
So for all you out there suffering like I am here's a little card that I hope will make you smile.
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Lots'O Copics
Border Punch-Threading water-Fiskars

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sweet Friend

Well the flowers are blooming and the bees are out.  Little Missy dressed like a bee hoping they didn't notice her!  I think they did!
So here's a card for a friend who is sweet as honey.
Cardstock and ribbon-Papertrey Ink
Designer Paper-Cosmo Cricket-Garden Variety
Spellbinders Scallop Ovals

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hang in there

Do you like mushrooms?  My MIL loves them.  My yard grows them!  So before hubby mows them down she will come and pick them.  I think that's really neat, mind you I wouldn't eat them, it's just something about things growing on my lawn that doesn't appeal to me.  But hey that's me.  Anyway today I have a card I made that has mushrooms on it, I'm positive this is my first card using mushrooms.  But the little bear holding on for dear life is just to cute note to be made into a card.  So here's a little something for someone who needs a lift.
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Spellbinders Labels 9

Monday, May 17, 2010

Shell We Chat?

Every now and then I get together with my friend and we hang out just to catch up or going scrapbook shopping.  I thought it would be fun to send my friend an invite for just such a time.  This little turtle says it all!  Simple and cute as a button!
Spellbinders Labels 8 and Scallop Squares
Clear buttons attached to Designer paper

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fluer Colours FFF challenge

Today I've made a card for The Greeting Farms FFF colour challenge.  Colour challenges are such a different way to took at making a card.  My first instinct is to use all cardstock.  Just blocks of colours based on the challenge samples.  But I'm never happy with my cards that don't have pattern paper in them.  So I tried really hard to find scraps of DP with the right colours in them for the challenge.
This challenge is also a preview of the new CHIBI digi's. I love it when I can combine challenges!!
Here is Drummer Chibi.

And I used the new Fluer Anya on the card.  I loooove her dress and hair flowers!  She's just so adorable!  Definately perfect for some really girly girl cards don't cha think?
Drummer Chibi and Fluer Anya-The Greeting Farm
DP-Garden Variety-Cosmo Cricket
Vintage Cream, Pink and Red cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Vintage photo distress ink-Ranger

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Every Other Day tags

Today's post is all about TAGS!!  All you need is 1 stamp set (Every Other Day), Spellbinders Labels 8 and a few scraps of paper.  I start by pre cutting all the cardstock and designer paper.  Cut the DP into sections and then just mix and match.  It's easy and fast to put a variety of tags together when  you do it this way!
The blue DP was cut in half for the top of one tag and the bottom of the other.
The red plaid was cut down the middle for the top of one tag and side of the other!

Every Other Day stamp set-Whimsie Doodles
Spellbinders Labels 8

Eeeek! I'm sooooo excited I just have to tell you ....I've won Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge 137 using this set of stamps!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's a ROLL CALL hop!!

The Greeting Farm has put together a fabulous collection of Anya and Ian images.  Did I tell you it's a huge collection??  You can get your fix in one swoop!  The collection is called Roll Call and it's chalked full of the cutest images todate.  I say that because Marie is ALWAYS coming out with more adorable images.  She is so amazing and her talent is never ending.  Every month I think the new image can't get any cuter and every month I'm wrong.  So the whole team have put together some cards using the various Roll Call images.  So I you wanna see more hop on over to The Greeting Farm blog and start your journey.
I made two cards for today.  Maria and Dylan are making their debute today.
ROLL CALL will be sold for $48 and includes TEN sprouts plus sentiments. The normal cost of this would be over $90-it's a HUGE deal!

ROLL CALL is a large, limited edition set that comes on a 8 1/2 x11 sheet of untrimmed rubber, similar to your regular TGF stamp sets (I don't want people to get confused as our SB kits are diecut)
ROLL CALL will be available, along with NEW digis by artist Jessica Hymas and Marina Neira at the TGF Store on Sat. 5/15.

For today's preview, there is a BIG prize... since we're all posting, we just decided to turn this into a fun, happy lil' hop :)
ONE lucky winner will receive ROLL CALL just for hoppin' with our preview cards!
 Leave a comment on the CA&F blog after you've completed the hop for a chance to win-ONE random winner will be VERY happy tomorrow!
Here are the peeps you'll be hoping with
TGF Blog
• Cindy Haffner
• Kadie Ensley
• Kim Nath
• Mary Giles
• Melyssa Connolly <= you are here
Mercy Kerin is your next stop
• Randi Wall
o Amy Young
o Kelly Booth
o Kim Costello
o Pam Varnell
o Rachel Schneider-May Guest Designer
o Traci Porter
o Jessica Diedrich
o Club Anya & Friends Blog

DP-Garden Variety-Cosmo Cricket
iTop brad
Spellbinders Stars

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Trees times 6

So I've been thinking about selling my cards at a craft fair this year.  And if I am doing this I probably should have mulitples of the same card.  Well I'm not so good at making the same card over and over again and end up making slight variations of the original.  It keeps things interesting!  Here's my attempt at (re) making the same card over and over again.
Here is what I started with.  I thought it was cute and versatile so maybe I should make more but with le 6ss hearts and maybe a border of some kind.
Ok so then I thought the hearts are cute so let's try the acorns.
Ok now let's try it with just leaves!
Hummm I think I should try an autumn sceen
Now what would it look like with two trees and an owl???
Last but not least, what would the sceen look like with the muffin hot air balloon?
Thanks for stopping, I hope you enjoyed the journey into my mind's eye.mind!

Land-Spellbinders Paisley die
Cardstocks-Papertrey Ink
Traditional Eyelet border punch-Martha Stewart
Some of the clouds were coloured with Prisma White Colouring Pencil

Apple-licous Additions

Today I'm focusing on apples!  I love all apples.  I even tired the Grapple.  It was weird to bite into an apple and instead of tasting an apple I tasted grapes but it was delicous!
Paper Makeup Stamps have a perfect apple stamp set called Apple Additions.  Here are some cards I made with this set.
Here's a paper pieced apple
Here's one with glitter. ( I wish I could take a better pic of the glitter)
And if you are wondering what comes in the Apple additions set well here's a card using everything!
3 apples tall isn't that the size of a smurf?
Apple Additions-Paper Makeup
DP-Cosmo Cricket

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mom's Day

I hope all you Mom's out there will have a very wonderful day today.  I spent last night making Mother's day cards.  I know it's the last minute but I actually forgot about it.  Can you believe that?? LOL
Anyway I made one card and thought I'd make a couple more slightly different.
My son is making his Nana her favorite cookies so I decorated this little gable box to put them in.
Butterfly stamp-Gina K
Argyle print-CTMH
Baked with love-Whimsie Doodles
Copics-R20, E31,33,35 and E29
Antique Photo Distress Ink-Ranger
Cardstock-Pink and Vintage Cream-Papertrey Ink

Saturday, May 8, 2010

There She Goes a hopping!

Welcome to the There She Goes Mother of All Blog Hops! If you have arrived here from
 Jodi Collin 's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, I recommend that you start back on the There She Goes company blog 
to get the introduction to our hop as well as the information you will need in order to enter to win some exciting prizes!
I decided to make tags for this hop.  I love tags, although I'm never really sure what to do with them afterwards!  LOL Maybe they'll find their way onto a scrapbook page.  I used the uber cute Halloween Additions for the Home Sweet Home set.  There are just so many cute images it was hard to pick just a few.
Now it's time to send you on to Alicia Ekerman's blog to what crafty creativness she has to share with you.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Notes for Teacher

Well we are getting to the end of the school year so I thought I'd try to make a little something for my son's Teacher. I purchased notebooks from Papertrey Ink and couldn't wait to decorate one. I thought the new set Every Other Day from Whimsie Doodles would be perfect for teacher's gift.

-I stamped the tree on cardstock and cut it out.
-The lawn was cut out with the Paisley Die from Spellbinders-The clouds were coloured with Prisma white colouring pencil.
-The apples were coloured with Copics R46,24,14

Every Other Day stamps-Whimsie Doodles
Ink-Cranberry, Black, Sweet Leaf and Juniper-CTMH
White Prisma colouring pencil
Copics-R46,24 and 14
All Cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Farm Fresh Sketch Challenge

It's another Farm Fresh Friday and todays challenge is all about the sketch!  There's a lot of layers and patterns in this card.  I used the new stamp Snuggle Anya, isn't she adorable?? I could not wait to use her ona card.  I loooove her hat!
Snuggle Anya-The Greeting Farm
SP-Creative Imaginations
Blue and brown cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Lately I've been trying to make multiple cards using either the same designer paper, stamps, or sketch. I like the challenge of making as many cards as I can with the same paper, or making the same but different card set. (if that makes sense). Anyway today's post uses all three. I used the new Stitch'ems from Whimsie Doodles to make these cards.

Stitch'ems rubber stamps-Whimsie Doodles
DP-Be Loved-My Mind's Eye
Border Punch-Lace Eyelet-Martha Stewart
Copic markers

The winner of yesterday's blog hop draw for a $5.00 Whimsie Doodles coupon is....
Rhonda Miller said...

This is sooo cute. TFS.
Timestamp: 2010-05-06 10:20:32 UTC
Rhonda email me at to get your coupon code

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's a Doodlelicous Blog Hop

It's time for our 1st BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!
And we're celebrating by giving YOU the presents!
In addition to the blog hop, we're having a card contest and we know you won't be able to resist once you see the awesome prize our fearless leader has decided to put up for grabs!
Here's my card using the new Tumble Weeds image.

Check out the deets below on our big birthday par-tay activities...

First, hop hop hop:
Visit all of our Doodlelicious Diva blogs to see some of their awesome creations using the new releases! Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $5.00 coupon from each Diva!
Contest Deets

Next, create a card using a WD image (freebies are welcome)!!

In addition to creating a card and leaving comments on each Doodlelicious Diva blog, you must also do the following things for a chance to win the BiG gIaNt SuPeR pRiZe!!

•Blog about or mention in a SCS or PCP gallery entry about entering the contest
•Become a follower of the Whimsie Doodles blog

•Leave a comment and link here on the Whimsie Doodles blog to your card

The Prize

The winner of our card challenge/blog hop will receive all the new releases plus 12 Copic markers (your choice) OR a $25.00 gift certificate for the Whimsie Doodles store plus 12 Copics (your choice)!!!!

Is that a prize or what??? I told you we knew how to party!

Now go forth and hop and create something Doodleliciously fabulous!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Breaking up is hard to do!

 Well I've put it off as long as I can and now it's time to let you know that I am saying goodbye to my position on the Paper Makeup Design Team. It is a sad decision on my part.
It is hard to leave, especially a team that is so full of energy and support.  The ladies of this team always made me smile, I never knew what they'd come out with next.  That was the magic of this team, and the owner herself is just if not more wonderful.  I will miss Katie most.

Ok enough with the sad stuff, I have some Paper Makeup Cards to show you using the halloween set called Spooky Solids and Spooky Sentiments.  I know it's too early for Halloween but I just can't resist.

For this card I stamped the skull on Kraft cardstock and coloured it in with a white Prisma colouring pencil.  (they rock!!).  I didn't blend the pencil I just let it blend itself.  That's what is so great about Prisma pencils, with enough pressure they work themselves out.
-After I stamped the spiders I added a little grey shadow underneath with Copic Grey W1, just to give a little dimension. 
-You can also just stamp a second spider slightly down from the original in grey ink if you don't like to freehand. 
-With a pencil lightly draw lines down to the center of each spider, punch holes along the pencil line and tread through the holes. 
-or use a sewing machine to stitch the lines. 
**Start at the spiders head and work your way up.  That way you won't end up with the stiticing inside the spiders head.
Materials used
Spooky Solids-Paper Makeup
Spooky Sentiments-Paper Makeup
Kraft cardstock-Paper Trey Ink
Spellbinders labels 9

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 3 is an Every Other kind of Day

Well we are almost there.  Only 1 more day till release day for Whimsie Doodles new images.  Today's sneak peek is an old favorite turned rubber.  Here's my card of the new rubber set called Every Other Day.  I'm so glad this set is finally in rubber!  I love stamping on pattern paper and making paper pieces with the stamped images like the bottom of this cupcake hotair balloon.
Stop by the Whimsie Doodles blog to see more of the sneak peeks.
This is my card based on Mojo Mondays lastest sketch #137
Every other day-Whimsie Doodles
Diamon glaze
Kraft and Blue cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Perfect Mix Sneak Peek

May is Whimsie Doodles 1 year anniversary.  I can't believe it's been 1 year already!!  Wooo hoooo.  Starting today and for the next couple of days we'll be showing you sneak peeks of the new releases.  There's new rubber and digi stamps, plus a new series of kids.  Today it's all about the Gingers.  There are some old favorites revised and made into rubber.
Hop over to the Whimsie Doodles blog for a chance to win a new Ginger Rubber Stamp.