Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year...

Happy New Year! Happy 2016!!
I am here today to start the year off with The Greeting Farm and today is my first official post as a Farmer, WooHoo!! I'm excited to be returning to the Farm as a designer and I hope to bring you some inspiration.  So here we go... Its the beginning of the year and month :) therefore it's time for a new challenge to begin and we are starting off with an easy one... Anything Goes. This is the perfect time to create last minute Christmas cards :) or winter cards, birthday, really anything. You can use an oldie stamp (like I did) or a new image like the cute new hatters. I created a Thank you card using Flirty Anya as a way to say thank you to Marie and Rosie for bringing me on to the team this year. Its going to be great!

Now its your turn. Here are a few simple guidelines to play along with us:

– Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz (below) no later than JANUARY 31st at 12:00PM (noon) CST. Maximum 2 entries per person. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section.) 
– You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image. Images must be hand-colored.
– The fabulous prize: A $50 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!!
You have two weeks to email Rosemary ( to claim your prize, otherwise prize is forfeited
Be sure to enter new creations only…No Backlinking please!

Ps. Make sure to click over to the TGF blog to meet the rest of the farmers and be inspired by them as well.

Friday, December 18, 2015

3d Starburst Star

Hello out there. I'm here to quickly share a 3-d star I created as little goody bags. The stars were filled with small candies such as starbursts and skittles.  I thought this would be a fun new way to give a little surprise to the kids. They'll have something to rip apart and which kid doesnt like that :0

Make sure to visit me on the quick creations blog as you will find the products used liked to the shop as well as find Christmas inspiration from the other design team girls.

Happy Friday!


Twinery Twine. Candy.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

On the 1st day...

Hello friends and Happy December! The year is winding down, the holiday season is here and that means that its time to mail your Christmas cards, start checking off your gift list and stock up on the eggnog... Mmmmmm, eggnog latte ....  sorry, got a little distracted there :) Knowing that the holidays can be hectic, expensive and over commercialized, I think its important that we slow down and focus on the important. 

With that said, I present to you my 12 days of home-made budget friendly gifts. There are a few items I want to make and I thought why not share it with you. The levels of personalize will vary because some will be geared towards teachers, classmates where as others will be for family and/or close friends.

On my first day ... (of Christmas) ... I bring to you a linen bag. 
I know you're thinking, a linen bag! who wants that?! But its not a regular linen bag, its a pretty one made for the crafty friends in your life. Ok so the purpose of this mini gift set you see in the picture is to send some crafty bits and bobs, such as wood pieces, clips, sequins, ribbons, project life cards, pretty much whatever you have extra in your stash that you want to share. 

I created this bag the following way: I stamped this uber cute mermaid image, "Shelly" from the greeting farm using memento ink. I then carefully colored her up with markers, approx 2-3 markers per color. If you try this, be careful of the bleeding. I had a hard time especially with the pink colors, I think it has something to do with the pigmentation. You can minimize the bleeding by coloring close to the line but not up next to it. After I was done with the coloring, I added a few gems, attached a home made tassel and filled it with the goodies that will go along with it. Along with the linen bag, I created a mini 3x3 bulky envelope to hold my greeting card and the more sensitive items, such as the wood pieces. This was simple to make, all I needed was a 6x6 sheet of paper and the weRmemory envelope board. This is a great way to use up your 6x6 paper pad stash. 

I hope that this inspires you to get creative and make your own crafty stash mini gift. Although I colored up an image, you can different mediums and items to decorate your linen bag and envelope. I will be back in a few days with day 2.

Since today is my day over on the Quick Creations blog/shop make you sure you hop over where you'll find my post along with the materials I used linked to the shop. While there make sure you take a look around as Noelle is currently having a Black Friday Sale. Thanks for stopping by!

Image: The Greeting Farm - Shelly
Linen Bag: Recollections brand
Paper: Dear Lizzy - Serendipity
Medium: Prismacolor Markers. Memento Ink. Basic Grey gems.