Friday, September 30, 2011


Before I get to my News let me just say that this is a little "long".. But Please read all the way thru so you don't miss a Thing!!

EEEEKKKKKKK!!!!!!! thats me screaming with "excitement".. I have been bursting at the seems trying to hold this news in... YES Ladies and Gents I (lil old me) AM one of the news Design Team member for TGF Frarm Fresh Challenge....

If you remember I was a Guess Designer for the Month of June on The Greeting Farm blog.. and shortly after I got an email from Jesica Deidrich asking if I would like to me a part of the FFC for the next term..Words can't say what an honor this has been for me..All those who follow my blog know that I am just a Huge Fan of these gorgeous creations and know I get to create with a group of super talented ladies for the next 6 months... Christmas has come early for me. hehehe

For our first challenge we were to Case a card made my Rachel ( Thanks for some Awesome cards Rachel-this is Rachel's card

>>>>>>ALERT ALERT- Please keep reading>>>>>>
With my own exciting announcement today comes another HUGE bit of news for TGF!  The Greeting Farm is beyond thrilled and honored to have been invited as the newest Member Company at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS!

For those of you NEW to Splitcoaststampers (SCS), it is the single largest online community for stampers and a wonderful place to access tutorials, a vast online gallery, and tons of ways to get involved with their awesome forums dedicated to stamping and much more!

As one of only ten Member Companies on SCS, The Greeting Farm now has our VERY OWN FORUM to encourage ALL of our customers, new and old to get out there and chat with us, while we keep you up to date on the latest TGF happenings :)  With over 700,000 unique hits a month, we are excited about the potential to meet NEW Farm friends, but we are mostly SO, SO very excited about being able to have a 'home' to chat with you, get to know you better, and post fun and important information ALL in one place!   We really look forward to this being a means of getting closer to our stamping community, welcoming new stampers and getting to spend more time with our cherished current customers, as well!

Splitcoaststampers also offers a wonderful Member gallery where you can upload ALL your photos, even non- TGF cards, to their gallery and use different keywords depending on what you're uploading. Please use this keyword for all SCS gallery posts:  thegreetingfarm  (no spaces :)
If you have ANY questions whatsoever, please contact Jess and she will be happy to answer them!  With this announcement also brings GREAT news for Galleria users! While we love our galleria and still plan to keep it open for your use, we will now offer the option to post challenge cards, contest entries, etc. to SCS as well.   We will be using the INLINKZ system from now on for ALL challenges.  Again, we will still keep the Gallery open, but you now will have the option to upload there, to SPLITCOAST, or your personal blogs.  All entries will be counted as LONG as they are posted to our INLINKZ below each challenge post.   Splitcoasts offers a WONDERFUL gallery option and we can't WAIT to see your cards there!  

There is a TON more info about this on the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog be sure to check out my announcement there too!   Thank you for reading! 

A Little Sugar N Spice And Some News

Happy Friday everyone... Wow its here already!!!.. I am looking forward to my Weekend.. Now before I go any further.. My Title did say some NEWS.. I have a "Huge" announcement to make tomorrow :0)))) I will be tapping my feet ALL day today just bursting with excitement. So Please check in with my blog tomorrow.. Plus with it being "World Card Making Day so I know that we will be making lots of "gorgeous" creations and crafting.
Now for my card.. I have another birthday card for someone, and I decided to go with "Sugar N Spice Marci from La La Land Crafts. I just Love Marci and her sweet "lil" face.
I used this really cute sketch from "The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog I just love all the dimension to it.
I know you have seen an lot of  my DP from Echo Park's Little Girl collection, but What can I say it is on of my favorite collection. Card stock is from PTI, the ribbon was just a last of some that I had got from CHA 2 yrs ago. The flowers are from EK Success. Prisma Pencils and stickles for my coloring, some liquid pearls and pop dots to finish it off.
>>>>>>>>>Don't forget to comeback tomorrow for my "BIG NEWS">>>>>>>

Happy Scrapping,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A few more Non colored cards

 Hi everyone.. Here are a couple more cards that I did this week, where I did not color any of the images... This was a card that I made for some one that asked me to for them.. It was very last minute so I just decided to do something.. clean and simple.. I have a few "verve stamps" that I had won in a giveaway, but never really used them.. So this was just the perfect time to ink up one of them.. I stamped on PTI with Memento Rich Coca and cut it out with my scallop circle punch.
I did not use any DP!! The  yellow is From Bazzill (I got it from Michael's) and I love it because it is already "embossed" with some gorgeous flowers. so I did not need to use any thing else.. The ribbon was just one piece I had left in my scraps. and just finished off with some "bling"

The OutLawz Monday- Sentiments

Happy Scrapping,

Sunday, September 25, 2011

No Coloring type of post

Hi everyone I got a chance to do a few cards this weekend, where I decided I did not want to use my coloring pencils... Wow yeah I know I can't believe it my self.. Before I got my pencils I was just learning the "basic technique" of card making and I just loved stamping with my colored ink, embossing with my Versamark ink and  being more creative.

So I was browsing "you tube" and got some really great inspiration from "Kristina Werner". She as the most amazing channel with some great card making tech and tutorial.

This stamp set is "Dance" from There She Goes Clear Stamp set  I stamped the images on DP with Versamark ink and embossed with "White embossing" and set with my "heating tool" and added some buttons.

DP is from JellyBean Soup.. I love it soo.. Card stock PTI and Bazzill, Punch EKSuccess, Nesti Circle. Sentiment is mine written with White Gell pen. and pop dots. to finish it off

All Sorts Challenge- Clean and Simple

Happy Scrapping,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Birthdya Ahoy

Hello Everyone I hope that your day was a good one.. I had a "good " time with my "meet and greet" and my DD school. I got to fill out a "volunteer application and turn in; because I had already had a New TB test clearance.
Say Hello to Ahoy Oliver from TGF.. I just love him in his "sailor suite".. I made this card for someone at my Job, and was able to give it to him "today... I  know her was "very surprise and happy to receive it..

Of course I colored him with my Prisma and OMS. I did a basic and simple card, but thought that the super cute DP kinda of said it all. The paper is "Echo Park" Little Boy. My embellishments are from EK Success. Stamp  Ahoy is also from the Stamp set and stickers are from m stash.

The Crazy Challenge- It's a Man Thing
Anyone For Anya-Masculine

Happy Scrapping,

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Little Laundry

Back Soo soon!! :0))) .. Yes I am back with my 2nd post for the day. I just LOVE this image from TGF... This is Laundry and you can tell that her "sweet lil face" says it ALL... I know that we can all relate, And so I knew that this Sentiment (which is a "freebie")  from Create with TLC..... Just love Paulette and her AWESOME sentiments. ( if you truly HAVE NOT heard of her then Please do your self a favor and make sure to visit.. and remember to ALL WAYS leave some love when you download on of her freebie.

I used this week's sketch from "The Sweet Stop"

I colored Laundry with my Prisma and OMS..... But even when doing "housework".. we must still have a little glitter and sparkle. So thats what I added to her head band and slippers.  and cut her out with my Oval Nesti.

 Card stock PTI,, DP is Echo Park  "Little Girl". Ribbon (from a scrapbook kit??... I-Rock and bling and pop dots to finish it up with.

Sketchy Colors-Orange, Black & White

Happy Scrapping,

Something for Teacher

 Happy Sunday everyone.. Wow just a few more hours and where off and running again with our week... I am still finding my way back to the normal routine of getting the kids off to school and then having a few hours to my self before I too head off to "work".. So I know that everyone might be done with all their "back to school" cards for teachers and their students.. But I am still playing catch up.. I usually will have a card for  the teachers on the "first" day of school. especially for my youngest one. She still enjoys being able to give her teacher a gift.. But this year was a little hectic because we where settling into a new address and new school.
But This Wednesday they are having a "meet and greet" breakfast for the parents.
So this is why I am showcasing Ms Lucy from the "Puddle Jumper" image from By Lori Boyd designs.. I sure enjoyed being a part of Lori's DT a few months back and still LOVE all her images... Lucy was just perfect for the card for Lynette's teacher with her little school bag ,books and of course an "apple" for the teacher.

I used this week's Deconstructed #19 sketch by Jen Shutlz
Deconstructed Sketch 19
I colored Lucy with my Prisma and OMS. can't really see but she has glitter with stickles on her bag, hair ribbon and even some on the top of her "socks"... My DP is from Basic Gray "Hopscotch".. I had only purchased a 6x6 sample pack from Claudia and Co.. But I think I might have to get the Whole pack because it is just SOO gorgeous and I do love it soo.. Sentiment is from Paulette over at Create with TLC.. Card stock is from PTI, white gell pen and pop dots to finish it off.

Airfactory- Back to School
Craft Us Crazy- School time
Cute Card Thursday- Any Thing Goes
Diva's By Designs- Back to School
Basic Gray- Pink and Brown ( DP Hopscotch)

Happy Scrapping,

Monday, September 12, 2011

School Time with Ruby

Hi there and Happy Monday.. I hope that you all had an awesome weekend.. I cleaned house all day Saturday and Sunday was just all about "Me".. I did not lift a finger to do anything but my coffee, doing my hair and making a card. ( I just started work so after being home for 2 yrs it's a bit over whelmed trying to get back into the "swing" of things.) But I am not complaining as I am just "blessed" to be able to say that " I am working".. 
Now on to my card..I don't have to tell you what everyone  already know and that is... being able to "showcase " my favorite stamping Co.. Now as if I have not said this before.. This image of Wild Sprout Ruby has to be my ALL TIME favorite in the Wild Sprout line...I have been wanting her for ever soo long..But she was out of stock for some time over at  TGF..So the moment that I saw her back in stock I knew that I had to have her.. I mean just look at her gorgeous face and her 'hair" is just simply GORGEOUS!!!!
This card was used for a few challenges including this past WOW challenge over at FFC where the "theme" is  Metal ( I used two I hope that it counts as "metal".

I also used this week's sketch by Carly

Images colored with Prisma and OMS. Card stock is Kraft and Black by PTI, DP is Basic Gray "Hopscotch   EK Success Punch, Ribbon from Michael and liquid Pearls.

Crafting when we can- Any Thing Goes
I did it Creations- Any Thing Goes
One Stitch at a Time-Any Thing Goes

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Paper Piecing and a Sketch

Hello everyone; hope you are all having a "blessed" and wonderful Sunday..I am enjoying my time doing some crafting and getting ready for the week, as ALL of my kids will officially be back in school. I think they are even more excited than I am. 

I Love paper piecing, it really puts me back in the time of playing with my "paper dolls" and coloring and making all kind of cute clothes for them. So I was really excited to play along with the challenge going on over at "The Pink Elephant".  What was even better was that this week's challenge if being sponsored by my ALL time favorite stamping co. TGF for my card I used Wild Sprout Megan. I have had her for ever But never got a chance to ink her up and create a project with her, so I know that she was happy to finally come out and play. 
I used this WOW sketch #10

For her short set and DP I used Echo Park " Little Girl". Card stock  and sentiment are from PTI. Prima flowers and some pop dots.
I can tell you after being away for soo long it's kind of strange even posting a card :0)... But I know that I will get my full swing back in no time.. 
Raise the Bar- Paper Piecing
Ellephantastic Challenges- Here comes the Girls

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'mmm Back!!!!

Hi everyone.. Wow I can't believe it's been a WHOLE MONTH since my last post..I had to take a "much need break to get some of my priority in order. ( I know that ALL of you can understand that.:0)... over the last 6 weeks we had some unexpected challenges come up with in my immediate family.. Let me first say that we are ALL HEALTHY AND WELL..and I do thank God for the blessings that he has graced us with. So just wanted to make that clear. 
I also want to thank those of you who have taken the time to send  an email or a message asking about me and making sure that everything was ok with my self and my family..I can't say just how much that filled my heart.. ( Thank you for saying that you missed seeing my work... it lets me know that someone is paying attention.. hehehe Again I say thank you
Never the less we are going thru some adjustment right now, but I know that I will look at those changes and challenges as Opportunities for something New and wonderful. They say if One door closes just open another and if that one is still close; then BREAK a window, find a crack, or a whole and just bulldoze your way thru.  That's where my Art Journal page comes in.. soo as much as I have not done any card making or other projects.. I have kept up with the progressive weekly challenges over at "The Greeting Farm" with their "HE-ART Journaling. and this week's theme is "Text". 
Well it's very late and I have an early and long day ahead of me tomorrow.. But I have created several cards and I will be posting them tomorrow..

Hugs and Blessings to all my Crafty Friends and Family

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