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

Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop


Today I am participating with The Greeting Farm in an Autism Awareness Blog Hop!  There are a lots of sponsors for this event who are giving prizes so be sure to head over to the So Many Stamps So Little Time Blog for all the information on how you can support this great cause! 



These sweet little girls are from The Greeting Farm's Mega-Mini Amazing stamp set.  I used distress inks to create my background and I colored the girls with copics.  I cut them out and adhered them inside a popped up frame.  I added a simple little banner across the top and used a cute sentiment from the same stamp set. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please stop by the So Many Stamps So Little Time Blog to join the hop!


Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Mega-Mini Amazing
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Stitched Rectangle Die, Banner Die, distress inks

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to pop on here and wish you a Happy Easter.  I have a really quick and easy card to share today.


These adorable bunnies are from The Greeting Farm's Enjoy stamp set.  I found this fun designer paper by Doodlebug Design at my LSS and knew I had to color up a couple of sweet bunnies to make a super quick and easy Easter card!   I colored the bunnies with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating Enjoy Die Cuts.  I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the scene and adhered it to my white cardbase.  Then I simply used foam tape to add the little bunnies to the scene.  I think this is probably one of the easiest cards I've ever made lol. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Enjoy
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Stitched Rectangle Die, white gel pen

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas - Jingle All The Way



Welcome to the Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop!  If you are looking for some inspiration for Christmas cards, you have come to the right place.  Our team has decided to do a monthly Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop! We will be sharing Christmas creations on the 25th of each month.

The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards and projects in our stash all ready to go for December 2018!




I stamped an adorable reindeer from The Greeting Farm's Dashing clear stamp set and colored it with my copics.  All the images in this set would work perfectly for making quick and easy Christmas cards!  I sponged some Peacock Feathers distress ink onto a cardstock panel that I diecut using both a stitched rectangle die and My Favorite Things' Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics.  I diecut the deer and adhered it to the cardbase using foam tape.  I used a black glaze pen on the deer's eyes and nose and then finished my card by wrapping some baker's twine around the top and tying a bow.
 

Copics Used:
Deer - E31, E30, E50, R20, E02, E11, E00
Scarf - YG17, YG03, YG01
 

Please hop along and be sure to visit each of the blogs.  There's lots of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

 
 

Anita Madden (You are here)
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Hugs, Anita
 
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Dashing
Paper:  Pink & Main; Neenah
Other:  Copics, black glaze pen, baker's twine



Friday, March 23, 2018

Sending Hugs Your Way

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


These adorable bunnies are from the Enjoy stamp set.  Although they are perfect for Easter cards, they also work great for making other kinds of cards.  I love being able to use my stamps for a variety of occasions.  I used some designer paper for both the sky and the grass.  I added some diecut trees and a fence to create a scene.  I colored the bunnies with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating Enjoy Die Cuts.

Copics Used:
Bunnies - E31, E30, E50, R20, C1, R02, R11, R00
Carrot - YR18, YR14, YR12, G28, G24, G21
Heart - RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52
Bowties - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000 and YG17, YG03, YG01

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

Hugs, Anita
  

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm - March Release & Blog Hop



It’s the 15th, and that means the new MARCH Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm StoreThis month we took you to the land of fairies with Fairy Happy and Fairy Garden. And who could pass up cute, adorable bunnies from the Enjoy set. Then of course, you gotta be able to rock out from time-to-time with the fabulous Rockstar Anya 2. All of the new stamps are perfect for your cards, journals/planners, gift packages, and scrapbook layouts. 



I used the Fairy Happy stamps to make my card.  I colored these sweet little fairies with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I used a white diecut frame and sponged distress inks in the windows of the frame.  I adhered the fairies with foam tape.  I added some Glamour Dust to the fairies' wings and also added a few sequins for some extra sparkle.

To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!!  Pretty awesome!  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 Sunday, March 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.  We will announce the random winner next week.


 TGF Design Team:
 
AMY

ANITA  (You are here)

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG 


Don’t forget 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 now along with their coordinating dies HERE.

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

Happy Hopping!
 
Anita

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Greeting Farm - March Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of The Greeting Farm previews of the March release!  Today I'm sharing the new "Rockstar Anya 2" stamp set!



Isn't she amazing?  I LOVE her!  I colored her with copics and then cut her out.  I sponged some distress oxide inks onto Bristol card, spattered some water and then stamped the sentiment once it was dry.  I decided to make a shaker card with this cutie so she would have lots of sparkle behind her! 

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52
Outfit - BG18, BG57, BG53, BG11
Boots - C7, C5, C3, C1
Guitar - YR18, YR14, YR12, C1

Don't forget that our blog hop is tomorrow, March 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 - Rockstar Anya 2
Paper:  Neenah; Bristol card
Other:  Copics, distress oxide inks, acetate, sequins