Monday, May 18, 2015

TGF Guest Designer: Week 3


Hi friends, I'm back with a new project featuring the cute new TGF critters that were released earlier this month. Today, I bring you a set of tags. These tags can be used in different ways, such as birthday tags, name tags and/or to write a little note. As you see, I used one of them to create a mail tag - which is part of my project for my last week as a guest designer. Click here to see last weeks post where I used the deer for a birthday tag.

These critte are great for projects like these because you get a good amount of images to choose from. The sets featured are 'Hoppy Hello', 'Wood Friends' and 'Cuddly Thanks'. You can click on over to the greeting farm blog to check out my post along with other tips and tutorials.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Crafting Time


Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend was a good one. On Sundays, I like to take some time to do a little creating/crafting (most of the time, I make it my Scrapbooking time) so here I am to share one of my 'Currently' Scrapbook Pages. I've mentioned before that this is my project life for me. I'm still playing catch up with my album so my pages that I share most likely wont be in chronological order. Today's page is about one of my 'not so good' Sundays so I used all lawn fawn product to add cheeriness and color to my page.  Although I wrote about what was ailing me on my page, I also wrote some good stuff.
That's all for now. See you back here tomorrow with another guest post for The Greeting Farm :)
Thanks for stopping by

Submitted to:
But Its So Pretty Hop - This Life Inked
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Color Swatch Sweet Treats

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Joining The Pocket Letter Craze


Happy Thursday! It is no longer Big Bang Theory Day but hey, I don't mind repeats.  I'm here today to provide some inspiration for the Quick Creations Blog and Shop. I'm showcasing Garden Anya from The Greeting Farm and Carta Bella/Echo Park paper. 

I joined the Pocket Letter craze and created one for you. The concept behind this is to encourage pen pal activity with a few extra goodies along with your letter. The original idea comes from Janette Lane, click HERE for tips and a tutorial. These can be as simple or as elaborate as you like and the contents of the pockets can be changed/switched out as you like. Here's my take:


I used Garden Anya as my main pocket where I will add my pen pal letter. The rest of the pockets hold sequins, planner flags, bows, an about me card, some games and other things. One of my games is a tic-tac-toe card because I thought it would be fun to play an 'Across the Country/Pond Tic Tac Toe' game. It will probably take several months to finish this one game of tic tac toe but that's just something extra to look forward to ;) 
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!
  
SUPPLIES:
Image:The Greeting Farm -Garden Anya Stamp 
Paper: Carta Bella - Soak Up The Sun 6x6 Pad
Paper: Echo Park - Summer Bliss 6x6 Pad
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Die
Medium: Prismacolor Markers

Want a chance to win a $10 voucher to the Quick Creations Shop? You can by entering the monthly challenge over on the Quick Creations Blog and/or FB Group. The theme for May is Baby. You can use any of your products but you get extra brownie points if you use items carried in the shop.

Monday, May 11, 2015

TGF Guest Designer: Week 2


Hi friends, I'm back with a new project featuring the cute new TGF critters that were released on Friday. Last week I created love themed cards and so I thought I would take it in a different direction. So today, I bring you a mini birthday set featuring the 'Hoppy Hello' set and the 'Wood Friends' set. This cute little bunny is ready to tear into that pile of gifts :) These critters are adorable! and are great for all sorts of projects and cards. You can click on over to the greeting farm blog to check out my post along with other tips and tutorials.
Thanks for stopping by!


Challenges: Sketch Saturday #360 (sketch is rotated)
Simon Says Stamp - Lets Get Sentimental

SUPPLIES
Stamp: The Greeting Farm - Hoppy Hello (Card)
Stamp: The Greeting Farm - Wood Friends (Tag)
Paper: American Crafts
Medium: Prismacolor Markers and Pencils


Thursday, May 7, 2015

TGF May Release Blog Hop


Happy Friday everyone! The Greeting Farm has been showcasing their new May Release of some adorable clear stamps sets on the TGF Blog for the last 2 days. These new clear stamps are NOW available in The Greeting Farm Store. Today they are back showcasing the last 2 sets of clear stamps along with an amazing BLOG HOP. They also have some guest designers joining in, me being one of them. Yay!

The last 2 clear stamps sets being featured on the TGF Blog are BEARY CUTE and WOOD FRIENDS. And because it’s release day, The Greeting Farm is having a BLOG HOP. This time around The Greeting Farm are going to pick two winners and each person will receive 3 clear stamp sets from this new release!




The stamp set I used on my card is 'Wood Friends'. I made it a love theme card aiming for the theme, 'Love sees no boundaries' I was hoping to achieve that by making the squirrel and deer a couple. hehe. But as I kept looking at the scene/image, I thought that it can also be a parent/child relationship. In the end tho, my aim was for it to convey Love and I believe i got there :)

Make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs listed below before 12pm CST on Monday, May 11th. The winners will be announced on May 12th by The Greeting Farm.

Here is the Blog Hop List!
Guest Designers:
JESS MARIN (You're Here)

TGF Design Team:

In addition to the Hop, there are 6 EXTRA WAYS TO ENTER: 
  1. Like us on FACEBOOK and leave another comment on the TGF Blog. (If you are already a "liker", you can leave a comment)
  2. Ask your crafty friends to “like” The Greeting Farm and leave another comment on the TGF Blog.
  3. Follow The Greeting Farm on TWITTER and tweet about our inspiration week and our site or blog address (@TheGreetingFarm is releasing new stamps and a giveaway! Check it out at http://www.thegreetingfarm.com"), and leave another comment on the TGF Blog (make sure to @thegreetingfarm so we can see your tweets!).
  4. Follow the TGF BLOG through the blogger follower or through Google reader and leave another comment on the TGF Blog. (If you already follow, you can leave a comment.)
  5. Follow us on INSTAGRAM @TheGreetingFarm and leave another comment on the TGF Blog that you did.
  6. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and leave another comment on the TGF Blog. (If you already subscribe, you can leave a comment.)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday and weekend.

PRODUCTS:
Stamp: The Greeting Farm - Wood Friends
Paper: My Minds Eye - Handsome
Embellishments: Prima - Butterflies. Recollections: Pearls and Doily
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

TGF May Release: Day 2






Hi there! Today is preview day 2 over at The Greeting Farm and I'm very happy to partake in it. Today's preview includes 'Hoppy Hello' and 'Cuddly Thanks'. All sets are sooo cute but this fox may be my favorite, although I may change my mind tomorrow :).

I combined both stamp sets on this card. The fox, tree stump and sentiment comes from 'Cuddly Thanks', whereas the butterflies and grass comes from 'Hoppy Hello'.  My original plan for this cutie was to be colored with markers but after 3 attempts, I decided that it wasn't going to work for me :/ So I kept the vellum but I painted him with acrylic paints. This also allowed me to flip his position.
Make sure you hop on over to the TGF blog to check out what the farmers have to show you and make sure you come back tomorrow as it will be the 'release day blog hop' where you'll get the opportunity to win some of the stamp sets. WooHoo! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:
Winnie and Walter/Pinkfresh Studio NSD - Create Background
Simon Says Stamp - Lets Get Sentimental
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday Challenge


Monday, May 4, 2015

TGF Guest Designer: Tip Me Tuesday with Prismacolor Pencils



Hi there! I'm excited to say that I'm back at The Greeting Farm for May. I'll be their guest designer for the month and Ill get to play with their upcoming new release along with my favorites. Hop on over to the TGF blog to check out my post and see what else they have for you.

For my first post, I wanted to keep on with the Tip Me Tuesday post where the farmers show you their favorite copic color combos but I'm doing it with a little twist. I am a Prismacolor Pencil girl so you'll get to see how I work :) I listed the colors in the order that I used them so for those of you that are pencil girls and/or practicing can give it a try. I laid down my colors twice and I did not use any mineral spirits/gamsol.  I used one of the creepers from the 2nd Creeper Kit that was released in 2013ish.  I think the creepers are perfect for crazy hair colors and they have been privy to my hair experimentation :) Let me know if you're interested in seeing any other color combos. 
If you're interested in getting this Stamp Kit, I've linked it below. Thanks!

Image: TWISTED Creeper Crew Kit Collection 2
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils