Thursday, December 27, 2012

Farmer Farewell Challenge

Hey there! Today is a sad day at The Farm as It is our last challenge of our term and the year. I had a lot of fun and I want to thank Marie, Jess and the DT girls from the bottom of my heart.

So the last challenge is a CASE challenge. I chose to case Sara's card here
I changed the rotation and the theme but all in all I think it's a pretty good case. 

I must apologize profusely for not having any pictures, I'm currently on my iPad and I cant upload pictures nor do I have the blogger app. I cant use my computer nor my iPhone as they both gave up on me. They are both completely dead and it has me in a panick as I didn't back up anything. I'm hoping apple will resolve my problem soon but there's still a lot that will be lost. ok enough woe is me, lol.

Make sure you check out the Greeting Farm blog to see all the farmer farewell creation (there you will find my card). I will upload as soon as I am able to.

Thanks for everything and for stopping by. Have an Amazing last weekend of 2012!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

FFF: Christmas Card

Happy Friday!! We are back with another FFF challenge over at The Greeting Farm blog. Since Christmas is less than 3 weeks away, OMG!!! it's time to start cranking out those Christmas cards. So the theme this week is Christmas or Holiday Theme Card.

I created a criss cross card using the nee Holiday Anya 2. I was going for a fancy look, so that to me means lots of flowers and ribbon. Lol. On the inside, I used one of the sentiments that comes in the Holiday Blessings set. These cards are a lot of easier to make once you make a few of them. At first I had to keep going back to check out the tutorial but then afterwards I was like whatever, I dont need this tute'. Lol. Now I just need to decorate them but maybe Ill tone it down and not use as much as i did with this one.

I hope you have a great Friday. Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing with:
7 Kids Challenge Blog - Holiday Inspired
Stamp and Create - Sparkly Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Snowflakes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Winter

Friday, November 30, 2012

Have a Rockin' Bday

Happy Friday!! It is time for a brand new Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at the Farm. The theme for this week is Paaaaarrrteeeyyyyy! My teamie Melissa was in charge this week and she was throwing herself a goodbye party as our term will be ending at the end of this year. Sniff, sniff. Time has gone by too quickly.

Any-hoo. I created a birthday card for my friends son. He will be celebrating in a few weeks and he was crazy about the card I made for him last year that I made this one a little extra special. Last year I kind of just slapped something together thinking he would toss it to the side after tearing it open. But I was wrong.

I hope you have a Rockin' weekend like CC James here.
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing along with:
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - #61 Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Small Halt to Christmas

Happy Wednesday!! Today is my day to showcase on The Greeting Farm blog and I thought I'd put a small halt to all the Christmas madness. Lol! I know that we are less than a month to go before I'm rummaging under the tree hoping Santa brought me a spanking brand new iPad mini. I was so against it at first but it wasn't long before I said to myself, Jess you need an iPad mini. First of all, your iPad needs a companion, lol, and second it will be easier to carry around. So yeah, here I am hoping Santa deems I was a good girl. :) 

Any-hoo, as I said Christmas is here but here in So-Cal it is as warm as it can be. The weather has been very nice, even beach weather that I'm refusing to accept that we will be fa-la-la-lin' soon. So on that note, here is a very girly and pink card featuring Anya Latte. I made this card with Valentine day in mind to give to my best gal friend. She's not the type of gal that wears pink but she is the type of gal that loves her coffee so it all works out. 

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.

I'm playing along with:
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - #61 Anything Goes 


Edited to add: Here's a quickie card showing you how to use up your colored images that you may have laying around. I have several and I'm constantly trying to use them up. However always have the same problem, what dp should I use. I don't want to rummage through all my stacks so I make it easy on myself and use a neutral base such as white or kraft and then add one or two embellishments. And voila, I'm done :)

Im playing with: 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Double Take Tuesday: Color

Happy Tuesday All!! Today is a new DTT challenge over at The Greeting Farm blog. This week we have a color challenge for you, the colors are Light Pink, Sage Green, Baby Blue and White (but I made a boo-boo and used much brighter colors, whoops lol). I used the fabulous new Anya Styles for the card. The sentiment is one of the 2 sentiments that comes with her. I hope you get to play along. 
Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Greeting Farm is spreading the Love

Happy Friday!! I'm here with a long-ish post :) ...

TGF is spreading the love this Thanksgiving holiday. Jessica and Marie are very thankful and feel blessed for what they have and they wanted to show gratitude with a special Thanksgiving challenge. 
The Challenge: Create a card or project with the theme of Thankfulness. You must use a TGF image to play along. Once you enter your card, please send Jessica a private email and nominate a person you might know that is a little down on their luck, struggling financially, etc. Please note that TGF will not share the name of the recipient you nominate - it will be private. Please click here to read the post in full. 

My challenge card features Navajo Anya.


Now for our new Farm Fresh Friday challenge of the week..the theme is Twilight/Fairytale. I created a mini box using the new CC Sadie and I colored her up with Bella as a newly hatched vampire in mind (hence the red eyes). 
On the inside, I added a Cullen necklace that I bought at Nordstrom along with an ATC featuring Flirty Edward from The Roll Call Kit. I think its a cute little gift for a Twi-Hard don't you think? :)


Now for a quickie card. I had this little gal colored up (who originally was slated for Halloween but seeing as that day has come and gone, lol) I decided to use her up for a "spooky birthday" theme card. Lol, I know I'm stretching it on this one but my stash of Kraftin Kimmie Stamps is extremely small and I wanted to play along with their Food/Drink Challenge. All I need to do is type up a Happy Birthday sentiment and I'm done. I'm in need of a good birthday stamp set. Any recommendations?

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Purple Hair Beans

Hey All. Happy Wednesday!! Today will indeed be happy on my side of the country as we are scheduled for beautiful 70/80 degree weather. It's a shame I cant go frolicking off to the beach though. Oh well :) 

So I'm here today with my project for Double Take Tuesday Challenge over at the TGF Blog. This week it is a sketch challenge hosted by Shaela. I created a post-it note holder using the new Twinkle Bean. Her hair was a challenge for me (as I originally began with blonde hair and pink tips but somewhere along the lines I began to add more colors and then I just couldn't give up. Lol. So I ended up with another purple hair bean. But that's ok, she can pull it off, don't ya' think? By the way, I was the Farm Fresh Friday hostess and my theme was Anything But a Card so this notepad is another sample for that challenge.

And here is my first Bean with purple hair. This is Bright Bean and she was used for an older DTT Color challenge card from October. The color scheme was Purple, Green and Black (very Halloweenie) but I wanted something cleaner and versatile.

So there you have it :) A couple of challenges to play along with for the chance to win some Farm goodies.
Thanks for stopping by!!

It's a Boy Card

Hi There! I'm here to quickly share a card I created for a friend of mine. She had a baby shower this past weekend to attend to a she wanted a special card with specific colors. It turned out that this adorable elephant, "I Forgot" from Mo Manning was perfect because the baby shower theme was elephants. Yay for coincidence! Lol. 

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing with:
Mo Manning: "C is for.." And for me it is Cute and Cuddly

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fashionably Late!

Hello All! So it's been about 3 weeks that I don't pop open this blog. So yeah, I guess you can say I'm fashionably late with several of my posts. Lol! I'll start off with a recent ones....

As you may know, Farm Fresh Friday challenges begin every Friday on the TGF Blog. This week was my turn to host and I chose the theme ABC: Anything But a Card. I thought with the holidays around the corner it would be a good time to start on some stocking stuffers. I altered a mini comp book using mod podge, kraft paper and the uber cool new CC James. He's a great boy stamp that I think is perfect for all your boy cards as well as girl projects.


Now for my card featuring the new Anya Styles from The Greeting Farm. This gal is one of the new biggie stamps that were first debuted in July. She is larger than norm (for TGF) but that is what I love about it because she can be used for bigger projects. The color combo used: Red, Teal and White is for our current Double Take Tuesday challenge. This DTT challenges rotate weekly from color to sketch so you still have a few more days to play along with these colors.

Now onto a little peek into my life. Here's a picture of my messy desk with all my current projects. I started working on some stocking stuffers but because I work in intervals and I like to take loooong breaks, lol, I tend to not finish right away. Well because of that, my mess has spilled over to my chair and because I sometimes get the "lazies" :) I work on the floor. So here's hoping I finish up this weekend so I can get my desk and chair back. Have a great Saturday!!

Thanks for stopping by!
I'm entering my messy desk :) to Show Me #99 - Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Double Take Tuesday: A Christmas Sketch

Happy Tuesday! It has been nice and warm for the past few days so it's hard to really believe that summer is over but alas I must accept it and move forward with the Holiday madness :) Speaking of Holiday Madness, I used the new Holiday Blessings set for my sample. These trees are just the cutest and they look adorable in non-traditional colors.

This week, our hostess is Aeryn and she created a fairly simple sketch. Well I took it upon myself to muck it up. Lol. I shifted the center and switched the elements but I promise it's there. hehe. As I was saying about Holiday Madness, the new Holidays sets are perfect for creating assembly line cards cards. After all, that is what we aim for once December 24 rolls around and there isn't a card in sight. Lol. So if you don't want a lot of fuss or if you do, these sets are for you!

Now make sure you head on over to the TGF Blog to check out the proper and amazing samples.
Thanks for stopping by!

I'll be playing with:
Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp - Dies and/or Punches
3 Girl Jam - Anything Goes

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fun Farm Challenges Happening on the TGF Blog

Hey there, Happy Friday!!! I know It's been quiet on the ol' blog but that doesn't mean it's been quiet at my crafty desk. Lol, well actually it has been a little. I was staring at this mess for a few days but it's a cute mess, right? Lol! Anyways let's get on with it, shall we :) Warning: Picture Heavy.

This week brought several new challenges over at the Farm blog. First off is our Double-Take Tuesdays challenge, which is a brand new challenge that began last week. For these challenges we will either have a sketch challenge or a color challenge for you. 

This weeks Double-Take Tuesdays challenge was a Color Challenge. Use the colors Yellow, Aqua, Grey and White. I really loved this color combo because it was outside my comfort zone and I ended up using a base color I normally wouldn't. I used the new adorable Bright Bean because I just love coloring them up with different hair colors and this time was no exception. 

Moving onto our monthly challenge... the Retro-Fresh Challenge for this month is, "I Want Candy!" Now it may seem as it was Halloween oriented but it wasn't :) As long as your project involves a candy theme and you use an older TGF stamp then you're good to go.  

For my project I created a chocolate bar slider. I saw this awesome treat container last year on the Tickled Pink Stamps blog. Debbie, one of the Pink girls, created one and was kind enough to write up a tutorial. If you give it a go, make sure you have a sturdy base and prepare to toss away the first or second attempt. Not that I did that. Lol.

I used the adorable Spooktacular digi set. You get all the little ghouls and monsters in this set so it is perfect for all your Halloween needs. 


Entering this candy holder in:
(The picture of the treat holder goes with the picture of my messy desk)
Designed to Color - Halloween Week

And finally, today, begins a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge. The theme is Buttons and Bows. This theme was right up my alley as I love using buttons and the occasional bows :) I used one of the Anyas from the new Miss Anya Scarves. I love these new miss anyas because a) I do (lol) and b) they are perfect for seasonal cards/projects (not just Christmas but also winter related). 

I'm entering this in: 
Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp - Dies and/or Punches

I hope you have a great Friday and are enjoying the new transitioning weather. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cheeky Kitty

Happy Sunday Night! I finally got a chance to play along with World Card Making Day (a day late, lol, but I made it) :) Here's a quick Halloween card featuring this sexy Cheeky Kitty from The Greeting Farm.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing with:
The Pink Elephant - Pendants
Designed to Color - Halloween Week

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Cheri

Hey All. We are here celebrating Cheri's BIG birthday with a surprise mini hop!!!!  
Sadly time got away from me and I don't have my finished card ready. 
However, here is a picture of an an amazing looking cake depicting one of  our favorites (both mine and Cheri) Alice in Wonderland. 

Happy Birthday Cheri!!!!!! 
I hope you have an amazing time today and that you get a little crazy like the mad hatter :)
Sending you lots of hugs and good wishes from California.

Next on the hop is Tanya!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

FFF: Pink

Hey all! Running a tad late with my FFF Post (lol) but not late enough where you still can't enter the challenge :) The theme of the week is PINK! Yay!! So get your pink paper, markers and glitter and get your pink on. My card features the uber adorable Bright Bean.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

SOG Gatefold Challenge

Hi there! It was Some Odd Girl FB Fun Day on Saturday and what that means is that they have challenges, major discounts and some fun random crafty chatter. One of the challenges was to create a gatefold card. But I think I goofed and did it wrong. One of the odd girls created a gatefold card with the panels cut in a circle and the image on the inside. As you can see, mine is the regular way. Whoops :)

Hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing with: 
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Distressing