Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm - April Release & Blog Hop




 
It’s the 15th, and that means the new APRIL Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, SAVE THE DAY, introduced fairy-tale characters and scene elements. Next, we showed off some adorable, singing monkeys in SING IT. And finally, we had some awesome mermaids and mermen in MAKE A SPLASH. All of the new stamps are perfect for your cards, journals/planners, gift packages, and scrapbook layouts.
 
 
 
I used the Make A Splash stamps to make my card.  I colored these adorable stamped images with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.   I created my background by sponging distress inks for the sea and the sand, and I added some water bubbles with Nuvo Crystal Glaze.  I adhered the images with foam tape to create lots of dimension.
 
To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!! Pretty AMAZING! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. 
 
You have until Wednesday, APRIL 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.  We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA  (You are here)

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG 

 
You must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's a short hop so it's definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

Don't forget, we also released our new Faith Stamp called PRECIOUS today (instead of waiting until the end of the month)! This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the New Release.
 

We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Greeting Farm - April Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of The Greeting Farm previews of the March release!  Today I'm sharing the new "Make A Splash" stamp set!



Isn't she mer-mazing?  I LOVE this stamp set!  There are lots of mermaids and mermans (is that a word?) lol.  There are also a ton of accessories in this stamp set so you can make endless adorable scenes!  I sponged distress inks onto a piece of Bristol cardstock and splashed on some water.  I colored all the stamped images with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I also added some water bubbles using Nuvo Crystal Glaze. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - RV55, RV63, RV52
Mermaid - V17, V15, V12
Dolphin - C3, C1
Fish - YR18, YR14, YR12
Rocks - C5, C3, C1
Plants - YG17, YG03, YG01

Don't forget that our blog hop is April 15th so be sure to join us!  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of our amazing team made with this sweet little rockstar!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Make A Splash
Paper:  Neenah; Bristol
Other:  Copics, Distress inks, Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Greeting Farm - Cheeky Darling Digi

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card using a brand new digi image from The Greeting Farm called Cheeky Darling.  Would you like a chance to win her?



This week, the Cards and Colour Facebook Group is giving their followers a chance to win a TGF Digi.  Stop by the Cards and Colour! Facebook Group, find this banner, and then leave a comment in the comment section. Three people will win a digital image of their choice!
 
 
Here's the card I made using the awesome Cheeky Darling!  I colored her with copics, cut her out, and popped her up on a scalloped circle.  I added a bow and that finished off my card.  
 
If you want to purchase this digi she's available in the TGF Shop, or you can try to win her on the Cards and Colour! Facebook Group.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Hugs, Anita
 
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Cheeky Darling (digi)
Paper:  Simple Stories; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Stitched Rectangle Die, Scalloped Circle Die, ribbon 

The Greeting Farm - April Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm previews of the April release!  Today I'm sharing the new "Sing It" stamp set!



Aren't these monkeys just the cutest?  I think they are so adorable.  I colored everything with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I created my cardbase by sponging some squares of distress inks and splashing some water for lighter spots.  I adhered the monkeys and the sentiment using foam tape.

Copics Used:
Monkeys - E47, E44, E43, E42, E31, E30, E50
Blue - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Yellow - Y19, Y15, Y13
Pink - RV55, RV63, RV52
Green - YG17, YG03, YG01
Purple - V17, V15, V12, V01
 
I hope you stop back tomorrow for our last day of previews, and then we have our amazing blog hop on April 15th!  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of our amazing team made with this adorable set!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Sing It
Paper:  Neenah; watercolor paper
Other:  Copics, distress inks

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Water Garden Girl

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Hello friends, I'm back again today with another guest designer card for Whimsy Stamps



This adorable stamp is Water Garden Girl.  As I mentioned yesterday, Whimsy has an entire line of these beautiful little fairies/girls so be sure to stop by their shop!  I stamped this sweetie on Neenah cardstock and diecut the image with a stitched square die.  I colored the scene with copics and then used a sentiment from the Polka Dot Fun stamp set.  I added a few pearls to finish my card.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E27, E25, E23, E21
Dress - V17, V15, V12, V01, V000
Water - B05, B02, B01, B000
Grass - YG17, YG25, YG01
Flowers - RV55, RV63, RV52, RV10, Y38, Y18, Y15, Y13
Fish - Y38, Y18, Y15, Y13
Dragonfly - V01, C01

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps - Water Garden Girl, Polka Dot Fun
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, pearls  

The Greeting Farm - April Previews Day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of The Greeting Farm previews of the April release!  Today I'm sharing the new "Save The Day" stamp set!



Aren't these images adorable?  There are so many different stamps in this set - the possibilities are endless!  This set is perfect if you want to make a quick and easy card but you can also make sweet little scenes with it too.  I colored everything with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I used distress inks to create the sky and the hills.  I adhered some of the stamped images directly onto my card base and others I adhered using foam tape so that I could create layers.  This is such a fun set and I know you're going to want it!

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41
Crown - Y15, Y13, Y11
Dress - R85, R83, R81, BG09, BG05, BG01
Castle - C3, C1, E25, E23, E21, Y13, Y11, Y00, BG09, BG05, BG01, B000, RV55, RV63, RV52, RV10, YG03, YG01, YR18, YR14, YR12
Dragon - V15, V12, V01, YG17, YG03, YG01
Trees, G28, G24, G21, YG17, YG03, YG01
Flowers - YR18, YR14, YR12, R85, R83, R81, R46, R24, R22

I hope you stop back tomorrow for our second day of previews.  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of our amazing team made with this adorable set!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Save The Day
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Distress Inks, black glaze pen, Stitched Hill Dies

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Fairy and Her Bunny

Hello friends, I have some exciting news to share.  I've been invited to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps.  They have so many adorable stamps and I'm thrilled to be joining them for a few months!


This sweet stamp is Fairy and Her Bunny.  Whimsy has an entire line of fairies by artist Marina Fedotova.  Be sure to stop by their shop to check them out because they're all absolutely beautiful!  I colored this cutie with copics and then diecut the image with a stitched rectangle die.  I added some Glamour Dust to her wings because all fairies need a bit of sparkle, right?  The sentiment is from the Polka Dot Fun stamp set.  There are lots of sweet sentiments in this set, along with some fabulous polka dots of course!  Lastly, I added a few diecut flowers with pearls in the centers to finish my card.  

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41
Dress - BG57, BG53, BG000, R35, R32, R30, R00
Wings - BG10
Bunny - W1, R30
Branch - YG03

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll join me again tomorrow because I have another Whimsy card to share with you.

Hugs, Anita

Friday, April 6, 2018

Twinkly Wishes

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card that I posted over on The Greeting Farm Blog.
 

 
These adorable fairies are from the Fairy Happy stamp set and the flowers and mushrooms are from the Little Fairies stamp set.  Wouldn't this be a perfect birthday card for that someone special that loves fairies?  And who doesn't love fairies, right?  

I stenciled some clouds and used a grass die and cloud die to create a background for my fairies.  I colored all the images with copics and after cutting them out, I adhered them with foam tape for dimension.  Lastly, I added a scalloped frame to finish my card.

Copics used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - C7, C5, C3; E44, E43, E42; E59, E57, E55; E25, E23, E21
Fairy Clothes - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000; RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52; YG17, YG03, YG01; YR18, YR14, YR12, YR00; V17, V15, V12, V000
Fairy Wings - B000
Flowers - YR18, YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02; RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52; Y18, Y15, Y11; YG17, YG03
Mushrooms - R59, R37, R35; E44, E43, E42, E41

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Fairy Happy and Little Fairies
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, cloud stencil, grass die, cloud border die, distress ink, white gel pen,black glaze pen