Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gift bag cheekiness

Hello everyone!


November is here and we are bringing you a cozy "Release Day" Blog Hop today with
The Greeting Farm!

Whether you're snuggled up with your honey in your favorite sweater by a fireplace, set out for your favorite coffee shop to visit with Beanie Anya, or snowboarding with Toby Cub, the theme is COZY and RELAXED this month...or , perhaps you're preparing something 'cheeky" under the tree for your honey? It's never too early to start that shopping, right? ;)

Today, however, we want you to sit back, grab a cuppa tea or hot cocoa and enjoy our little DT hop! Let's get started, shall we?
Today I used Cheeky Christmas to decorate my gift bag.  I random stamped the background with cranberry red ink.

Well, I hope you enjoyed it, as it's just one of THREE rubber releases and THREE new digis from the Critter Crew! Everything is available now in the TGF Store and we can't wait to see what YOU create with these comfy, cozy cuties!
Now it's time to visit the next stop on the hop! If you're just arriving now to my blog, be sure to start on the TGF Blog, and enjoy the rest of the order today:

FARMERS:
Melyssa Connolly---ME!
Mercy Kerin (the sketch guru)
Randi Wall
Tammy Maxvill
Emma Eads-November Guest Farmer

CRITTER CREW:
• Heather Schlatter
• Jacqueline Nordaune
• Jennifer Royal
• Kristine Reynolds
• Margie Cortina
• Sammi Betbeder
• Shaela Odd
• Tangii Crain

TEAM ANYA:
• Anna Maria Nilsson
• Carisa Zglobicki-Nov. Team Anya GD
• Kristy Young
• Jen Shults
• Amber Hight
• Jessica Diedrich
• Club Anya & Friends

Enjoy each and every stop along the way and WAIT! There's more! After all, it wouldn't be a blog hop without PRIZES, right? ONE lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE NOVEMBER RELEASE, including the THREE digis, just for completing each stop along the blog hop and leaving a comment at the end-on the Club Anya & Friends blog! Winner will be announced Tuesday morning-so you have until 11:59pm CST to enter! GOOD LUCK!
See you soon, Farm Friends! Stay warm and cozy and enjoy the November releases!

In CASE you are wondering

For the next couple of months I'll be CASEing cards for CASE study challenge blog.

I am always looking for inspiration and find sketches a little frustrating but to CASE a card, well that is something I can do.  Now it doesn't have to be exact, just my interpretation of it.  So starting in November and only once a week I'll be showing you my CASE'd creation. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Greetings Farm Friends!

We hope you've enjoyed our preview week so far, with the adorable Beanie Anya just waiting to be released along with those CUTE new Critters you met yesterday!

Today we have a VERY Cheeky FFF and Color Challenge...a surprise that's been hard to keep to ourselves!
INTRODUCING: CHEEKY XMAS!

This sassy Santa will be available for purchase, along with the other releases so far, on November 1st at The Greeting Farm and we are THRILLED to add her to our TGF collection of Cheeky releases! Santa, baby, this one's for you!

Today for Farm Fresh Friday, we have a color challenge:

Here's a close up of the "fluff", it's Martha Stewart's Tinsel glitter.


Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog and start there, where you'll find that our wonderful TEAM ANYA has played along today!

Is there a prize, you ask? Well, yes, as a matter of fact...there are TWO! ONE lucky commenter who visits the DT blogs and leaves a comment on today's post (on the TGF Blog) will be entered to WIN a Cheeky Xmas set and we'll announce the winner tomorrow on the CA&F blog during our Saturday Sketch!

The OTHER Cheeky Xmas set is UP FOR GRABS as this week's FFF prize!, so be sure to play along!

Home is where you perch

A while back I mentioned I was featured in Scrapbook News and Review but I couldn't show you the cards until after the issue had been released.  Well I can show my cards now, so if your not a SNR subscriber these cards will be new to you!  This first card was made using the
bird cage cut files.
 The next is a set, same layout, one set called Sentiment-edibles.




Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Beans, beans are good for cards!!

Especially when it's Bnneanie Anya!  Can you believe there's so much cuteness under one hat??  Beanie Anya will be available Nov 1st.
We have a new guest designer for TGF this month, she is the very talented  EMMA EADS, welcome Emma!!

Farmer Randi has a super cute card to show you, stop by her blog and she her amazing Copic skills at work!
Visit the rest of the farmers to see some pretty amazing cards
Kim
Mercy
Tammy
So....you want to WIN her?  Be sure to visit the DT's blogs today and let them know what you think of the new cutie patootie!  Then, come back here, leave a comment, and I'll draw one lucky winner to be announced tomorrow!  You have until 11:59pm CST to comment to win....and don't forget to visit the Club Anya & Friend's blog too for MORE adorable samples and ANOTHER chance to win!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Don't Envie this post!

Well I have to say that this week's FFF challenge is a first for me!  I have never decorated an envelope, and that is just what this week's challenge is all about.  So I tried to decorate an envelope and tried as hard as I could to keep it flat (in case I actually wanted to mail it)!  So that means no buttons or ribbon!  Eeek!!  I didn't think I could do it! 
So if your up to extending your card crafting skills into the realm of envelopes give this challenge a try!  There's even a prize up for grabs! 

Stop by The Greeting Farm blog for more inspiring envelopes! The little cutie on my card is Nahla and she is from the Spotlight collection.
Her skin tone was created using Copics  E13,15,17
DP-Thrift Store-October Afternoon

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Frankie's a little blue

Well it's Whimsie Wednesday challenge time. 
This week's challenge is to show us your odd side of colour.  You just have to create a card using colours you wouldn't use.  My card uses Kraft,teal and olive to make my Halloween card.  Frankie's a little blue, but I think he'll feel better by Halloween!  LOL
I used the Halloween Mini's from Whimsie Doodles to make this card.
DP-Thrift Store-October Afternoon

Monday, October 18, 2010

You rock!

I made this card a while ago and I just keep forgetting about it!!  The funny thing is that Jade is my most FAVORITE of all the images in the Spotlight collection from The Greeting Farm!  Isn't she a cutie??  She looks like Abby from NCIS.  I love Abby!!
Materials
DP-Thrift Store-October Afternoon
Star border punch-Martha Stewart
Sentiment-Lizzie Anne Designs

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let's Get Sketchy

Hi everyone, it's another friday and another Greeting Farm challenge.  This week's challenge is based on a sketch I created, I hope you like it!  I used the really cute digi stamp by Marianne to create this card.
Here's the sketch
And here's my card
Paper-Whoo Ligans-BoBunny

Kissy Kissy

The Greeting Farm recently released the Bride and Groom stamp as a digi download called Kissy, Kissy.
I was so excited to finally get this image as I think it's just too cute.  And I figure since today is my anniversary I might as well show the card I made with the image.  I think it works perfect for both wedding and anniversary cards.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Random Greeting's

I have about a dozen cards to show you and forget to post them.  Then I make more cards and well they start to pile to up!  A lot of times I put together a card and I like the colour or pattern combo so much that I make as many other cards I can out of the paper that left.  So I end up with bunches of cards.  The good news is I use up about 90% of the paper!
Here are some Greeting Farm cards using the same paper.  So here's Amelia from the new set called Just for You.
Here's a card using Teen Anya and Ian from the stamp set Special Autumn.
Here's a card using the digi stamp Robbie Seal by Marina Neira from The Greeting Farm
Materials
Paper-All Inclusive-Bella BLVD

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Let's get Basted

Hello fellow Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving!!  I love turkey day especially when I have more than one dinner too attend.  I hope I'm spending Thanksgiving with my parents this year but it all depends on how my Dad is feeling.
Here's a turkey day card for ya!!  Actually this card is dedicated to my SIL as I know she'll be getting basted for the holiday! LOL  I miss her and wish she could be here for Thanksgiving too!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Farm Fresh Scrappyness

Well I saw some falling leaves yesterday floating past my kitchen window.  So today's Farm Fresh challenge is just perfect.  It's all about fall.  I used Ian from the set called Special Autumn on my page, I thought he'd look cute next to a giant acorn!    Speaking of acorns I found a couple the other day in my yard.  I've lived here for over 10 years and just found out I had an Oak tree.  When I think of fall I think of acorns, acorns bring back memories of when I was a little girl walking to school and every fall the sidewalk would disappear under all the acorns from the giant Oak tree.  I used to fill my back pack up with acorns and bring them home.
Enjoy your weekend!
Materials
Paper-Basic Grey
Giant acorn-hand drawn

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mojo 159

Good morning!  I can't believe this week is almost over, wow.  I have finally gotten around to photographing my Mojo Monday card.  This week's sketch challenge is also a contest.  So if you love Verve stamps and the best sketches on the web hop on over to MojoMonday and play along.
Materials
Stamp sentiment-Embellished Season-Unity
Paper-Jovial paper pad-Basic Grey
Snowflakes-Martha Stewart punches
Kraft cardstock, ribbon-Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Holiday Wishes

It's finally time to bring out my favorite punches...snowflakes.  Today's card was made using the newest digi release from Whimsie Doodles called Snowgirl's Tree
 Here she is decorating her tree with popcorn.  Way to go for the environment! LOL
Materials

Snowgirls Tree-Whimsie Doodles
Snowflakes-Martha Stewart

Monday, October 4, 2010

Whimsie Releases!

Woot woot it's time to release the digi's!  New digi's are in the store at Whimsie Doodles.  Here's a card using one of the new cute snowboy.
Materials
Snowboy with stars digi-Whimsie Doodles
Paper-
Snowflakes-Martha Stewart
Scallop circle-Spellbinders

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Whimsie Peak

Well it's sneak peek time for Whimsie Doodles Stamps. 
This month's release has all new digi's, something fun for Thanksgiving and lot's of new Winter cuties!  And you only have to wait a day till they are released.


School Cards

I know it's a month too late to post a school card.  Can you believe I forgot to post this last month?  That's why I'm posting them now.  I used the Sept release image school goodies from Whimsie Doodles to make these cards. 

Materials
Paper-The Boyfriend-Cosmo Cricket

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Shape'n Up

The Whimsie Wednesday challenge for this week is to make a shaped card.  I made a half moon card.  The bat and pumpkin are a cutting file I made for some halloween cards and page layouts.
Here's a page I made using the same bat.  This page is of my son who dressed as a Pirate last year.  To find out how to make the spider visit here.
Paper-BoBunny-Hoo Ligans
Trick or Treat circle-Whimsie Doodles-Halloween Mini's

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's all about Air Soft

I just found a challenge blog this morning called Scrap Whispers and the challenge is called "Around the Campfire"  so anything  woodsy or about the outdoors.
My son just loves to play Air Soft games.  He even has his own field (fight zone) to play in.  He and his friends organize a game and play for hours.  Here is a layout of him and his favorite gun. 
 Soldier Ian from The Greeting Farm
was the perfect image to add to this 9x9 layout.
Paper-Roughin'it-Bo Bunny
Around the campfire scrapbook challenge-Scrap Whispers