Saturday, September 29, 2012

Latte Anya and a Giveaway! :)

Today I am sharing a card that I made using Latte Anya, one of The Greeting Farm's newest additions.  

I stamped her on Kraft Paper and colored her with copics ~ definitely takes a little getting used to coloring on something other than plain white paper, but I do like how it looks.  I added a cute heart button to her hat....although looking at it, I think I should have added some twine to it....hmmm, maybe I'll carefully pull it off and do that.  I used this month's sketch from I ♥ Sketches.  I also used this weeks Farm Fresh Friday challenge at The Greeting Farm - old lace.  I couldn't fit it on the front, so on the inside it says "Sending you a latte birthday wishes". 

And now for a giveaway.....Courtesy of Marie and Jess at The Greeting Farm I have one of these adorable Latte Anya stamps to giveaway!  Just link your blog with the inlinkz below by September 28th to enter into the drawing.  
For extra entries:
   Be or become a follower of my blog - Add a note in the comments section.  To add a link for this, just pick any current post on your blog.  
   Share my giveaway on your blog - Add a note in the comments section.  To add a link for this, use the post on your blog sharing the giveaway.

I have edited this so that the post will remain on the top of my blog until the giveaway is over.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
7 Kids - 1 Stamp, 2 Designer Papers, 3 Embellishments (lace, ribbon and button)
Crafty Calendar - Browns & Creams
Designed to Color - Celebrate
Moving Along with the Times - Make it Girly
Papertake Weekly - A Hazy Shade of Autumn
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Less is More
Totally Papercrafts - Favorite Stamp (since I love all my TGF's equally, I just used one of my newest additions)
Whoopsie Daisy - Make it Girly
Your Next Stamp - Anything Goes

Recipe : 
Stamps:   TGF - Latte Anya
Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics 
Paper:  Kraft (SU);  Brown, DP - Basic Grey - Bittersweet  
Embellishments:   Velvet Ribbon; Button; Lace    
Tools/Misc: Scallop Border Punch (SU) 

Have a great day!  :)    

Giveaway begins on September 20, 2012 and ends on September 28, 2012   

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Later Sk8r Birthday

I usually make girly cards, but since this weeks Farm Fresh challenge at The Greeting Farm was to use a boy image along with the colors orange, turquoise and silver, I decided to play along....I can use some more boy cards in my stash!  
I picked Ian from the Later Sk8r set.  I colored him with copics and paper pieced parts of his shirt.  To get the texture on his pants, I took a scrap piece of denim, soaked it in blender solution and pressed it on ~ love how this looks!  For the larger patterned paper piece I colored in all the dots in with a copic....although I should have probably figured out my layout first, then I wouldn't have had to color as many since most are covered up ;)  I was trying to figure out how to add the silver, at first I drew something on the orange band of his shirt, but didn't like it (one of the benefits of paper piecing, you can see what you like before actually gluing it on), so in the end I just decided on silver, but it works.

In addition to the Farm Fresh Challenge, I would also like to enter this into the following:

By the Cute and Girly - Boys/Men
CRAFT challenge - Children
Designed to Color - Orange 
7 Kids Challenge - 1 stamp, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - For a Child

REMINDER:  I have a giveaway at the top of my blog for a Latte Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm!  You have until Friday, Sept 28th to enter. 

Recipe : 
Stamps:   TGF -Later Sk8r; Sentiment - Claudia and Company
Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics 
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie (SU);  DP - My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose - Mabel  
Embellishments:   Silver Brads    
Tools/Misc: Denim material  

Have a great day!

Ashley's Lil Sprouts entry

Ashley (age 9) decided that she wanted to play along with The Greeting Farm's Lil' Sprouts Challenge.  Here is her card:

She used Surfer Anya, colored her with copics and then cut her out.  The paper is from Echo Park's Paradise Beach collection....I think it makes a great background for this image!  In place of a sun in the sky, she wanted to add some flowers and a rhinestone brad.  I think she did a great job! :) 

Ashley would also like to enter:
CRAFT challenge - Children
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - For a Child

And while you are visiting....I have a giveaway at the top of my blog for a Latte Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm!  You have until Friday, Sept 28th to enter.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Emily's Harvest...Giving thanks

I don't know about you, but lately we've been having some pretty cold days, enough to make me put on jeans instead of shorts.....unfortunately that means summer is definitely on it's way out.  But, the colder weather also means that soon the leaves will be changing and we will be seeing all the beautiful fall colors (love that).  So, I decided to make an fall themed card using Emily's Harvest from The Digi Garden.

I used this weeks sketch at The Sweet Stop (with the theme of Welcome Fall) and thought that these older Basic Grey papers would be great to use with this image.  Aside from the coloring, it was a pretty quick card to make.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Basic Grey - Harvest Time
Papertake Weekly - A Hazy Shade of Autumn
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Less is More
Your Next Stamp - Anything Goes

Edited to add that this card was chosen as a spotlight card on The Sweet Stop blog (and I was lucky enough to win the prize for this challenge too):
Recipe : 
Stamps:   The Digi Garden - Emily's Harvest; Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co (Harvest of Memories)
Ink/Coloring:  Copics; Memento Rich Cocoa 
Paper:  Neenah Solar White; Kraft (SU);  DP - Basic Grey - Mellow  
Embellishments:   Button, Twine    
Tools/Misc: Grass Border Punch (Martha Stewart) Keytag Punch (SU)  

Have a great day!  :)    

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Design Team news :)

I am happy to announce that I am now a member of The Digi Garden design team!

The Digi Garden has digi stamps as well as pre-colored images available for purchase and they are CUTE!  Head on over and check them out (right now there is a sale, buy 3 and get the 4th free).  While your over there, take a peek at the current color challenge, we'd love to have you play along!

Have a great day!
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