Saturday, January 30, 2010

3 Little Babushkas!

It's another release day at Squigglefly for Jane!  Today this cute Babushka doll is being released! 

I had so much fun with this wonderful image! Another reason why I so love to work with digis- I resized the doll to three sizes to make it look like they could "nest" inside one another...
3 Little Babushkas

A shot of all the fun layers I added to each doll.
Babushka layers
- Babushka (Jane's Doodles)
- Lattice border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer, white gel pen
- Copics: BV04, E21, E51, R22, R32, R37, Y21, Y26, Y28
- Other: ribbon, buttons, pearl gems, string

Jane is also being so kind to allow each of the DT to give one Babushka digi away on their blogs!  So- leave me a comment and Jane some love & I'll choose a random winner tomorrow (Sunday!)

Have a WONDERFUL Saturday!

Friday, January 29, 2010

ISS Blog Hop: Valentine Hearts!

Please click HERE for the Amazing Duo preview!

I can't believe that the end of January is already here and Valentine's day is literally around the corner! But it also means it's blog hop time at InStyle Stamps!! If you came here from Julie's blog- you're on the right track- otherwise go to ISS to start from the very beginning!  This month's theme is Valentine Hearts!

I used this cute retro image, "Date Night" for my project, (I found the tutorial for this 'joy fold' card on SCS)
ISS Blog Hop

It opens a little differently than a standard card:
Date Night open

& A close up of all the layers:
Date Night layers
- Date Night (InStyle Stamps)
- Kiss Me heart punch (Martha Stewart)
- American Crafts patterned paper
- Script embossing folder
- Ink: printer
- Copic Markers: B0000, B32, B34, E000, E55, E57, N1, N3, N7, R27, R29, R46, Y11, Y13, Y21

- Other: buttons, string, clear glaze

You're next stop on the hop is PIALI! Also don't forget to end at the ISS blog to vote for your favorite project! Leave a comment there and a person will be chosen randomly to win 5yds of new ribbon from May Arts!

Here's the full list of the hop in case you get lost:
- Jodi
- Genevieve
- Cyndi
- Lana
- Maylee
- Virginia
- Cabio
- Angelique
- Mary
- Linda
- Joy
- Janelle
- Judy
- Raquel
- Margie
- Julie
- Lysa <-- You are Here!
- Piali

Thanks for hopping by!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

They're SUPER!

WOOHOO! It's Friday- and I have another preview to share with you from Club Anya & Friends!  I absolutely flipped out over the cuteness when I first got it. (you can ask my DH!)

It's an AMAZING DUO set- adorable superheroes Anya & Ian- fully equipped with cape & mask!

I had so much fun creating this, I used some of the sentiments in the set to create the background, die cut the scalloped circles and made a "tent-topper" card
Fantastic 4

Amazing Duo- boy
- Amazing Duo (The Greeting Farm)
- Scalloped circle nestabilities
- Inks: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Broken China, white gel pen
- Copics: B05, B06, E000, E21, E44, E74, E77, E79, N3, N7, R27, R29
- Other: twine, buttons, American Crafts felt thickers

I do have to admit- I had a little bit of inspiration while I was coloring...

That cutiepie is my nephew - loves to dress up and has practically every super-hero costume I can think of! I'm planning on using Superhero Anya on a card for his twin sister- they're birthdays are soon!

Check out the Club Anya & Friends blog to see what other FAB designs my teammates came up with!

Something egg- citing!

Hello Happy Thursday!! (one day closer to the weekend!)

There's some 'egg'-citing news going on at Club Anya & Friends!  It's release day on MONDAY, February 1st!!  And for those of you long time-followers of The Greeting Farm & Club Anya will recognize her... it's EASTER ANYA!  She was a limited time digi image last year, and is now back by popular demand in RUBBER!

Easter Anya

Easter Anya
- Easter Anya (The Greeting Farm)
- Imaginisce patterned paper, Making memories kraft dot (flower)
- Butterfly border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white gel pen
- Copics: BG10, BG13, E000, E00, E33, E35, E37, E55, E57, R0000, R01, R81, R83, R22, V12, V15, YG03, clear  spica (on eggs)
- Other: string, buttons, Fun flock (Stampendous)

Be sure to check out the Club Anya & Friends- to see the FABULOUS work of the other design team members: Amy, Kelly, Kim & Pam!  And be sure to come back tomorrow for another sneaky peek of what else is coming!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 3 w/Toby Cub!

Whew-  Back again with The Greeting Farm's CHA relay day 3's digi- Toby Cub!

Played with him a bit to experiment, first I flipped him so he's facing the other direction... and I tried my hand at coloring "fur"- what do you think?
Day 3 Toby Cub

Toby Cub
- Toby Cub (The Greeting Farm), Valentine Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Labels 4 nestabilities
- Nana's Kids stack patterned paper (DCWV)
- Ink: Printer
- Copic Markers: N1, N3, N7, R0000, R01, E31, E51, YG0000, YG03, R20, R22, W1, W3
- Other: buttons, ribbon, string

Off to work on another project!

Valentine Gretel


It's going to be another crazy week for blog updates this week- with trying to complete all the projects in the TGF relay contest (Day 2 card here)  on top of my regular stuff... so this will get interesting (and so will the amount of sleep I get- LOL!)

I LOVE these Swiss Pixies from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps (see my post here too).  I've been a long time lurker to their challenge blog- and pulled something together with this ADORABLE Gretel image for the Pink, Chocolate & Red challenge!

Valentine Gretel

- Gretel (C.C. Designs), Valentine Sayings(Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- American Crafts patterned paper
- Ink: printer, white gel pen
- Copic Markers: sorry will have to fill this info in later!
- Other: buttons, ribbon, stickles, string

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 2: Charlotte!

I'm back again for Day 2 of The Greeting Farm's CHA Relay!!

Today's digi is the adorable Miss Charlotte! I had to dig thru my stash to find just the right saying to go with her- when I found this Girly Girl sentiment & it fit perfectly!
Day 2 Charlotte

- WS Charlotte (The Greeting Farm), Girly Girl (Rubber Romance)
- Bo Bunny patterned paper
- Ink: printer, white gel pen

- Copic Markers: B32, B34, E00, E02, E27, E44, E49, RV000, RV14, RV19, clear spica
- Other: Ribbon, buttons, flower

So excited for the next digi!!


Monday Mania inspired!

Happy Monday!!

(Please see my TGF Relay card here)

I covered for Jess today over on the Club Anya & Friends blog since she's at CHA this week!  Gabby is our guest host with a fabulous color inspiration challenge that I couldn't help to play along!

Here is the color inspiration:

and here is my card!
CAF Monday Mania
- Gigi (The Greeting Farm),
- Loopy border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Making memories patterned paper
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white gel pen
- Copic Markers: E000, E02, E09, E15, E27, E29, B32, B34, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y21, YR24

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

TGF Relay Day 1


While Marie & Jess from The Greeting Farm & Club Anya & Friends are at CHA there's a fun little contest going on at the TGF blog- it's a relay! (Go here for all the deets!)

Here is the card I made with the first digi- Mer-Ian!  Isn't he fun!?!
TGF Relay Mer-Ian
-Mer-Ian (The Greeting Farm)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- D'vine Swirls embossing folder
- Ink: printer, white gel pen

- Copic markers: E000, E00, E25, E27, E29, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
- Other: Prima flower, buttons, twine

He's a perfect match for Mermaid Anya!  Can't wait to use them together!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday Sketch #3


Hope your weekends are off to a great start!   And what better way to start off than with a sketch the Sketch Saturday over on Club Anya & Friends!

This week's sketch was done by the fabulous Jess!

I used the super cute Ruby for this card, and couldn't help but make it PINK & Brown!
Saturday Sketch Ruby

- Ruby (The Greeting Farm), All Ocassion Messages (Hero Arts)
- Sweet hearts border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Patterned Paper Sweets (DCWV)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white gel pen
- Copics: E000, E00, E02, E25, E27, N3, N7, N9, R83, R85, R46, R59
- Other: flower gem, glittered gems, buttons

Now go to the Club Anya & Friends blog and check out all the details and play along with us!!

Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jane's Doodles Release!

Hi there & Happy Friday!!

It's been a crazy weather week here in "Sunny Arizona!"  We've had lots and lots of rain and even a tornado warning!!

Anyway, that's not why you're here.. it's release day tomorrow at Squigglefly for Jane's Doodles

Jane's Sweet Treats!

Jane's Doodles
- Cake, Cupcake, Pie (Jane's Doodles), Special Day Words (Hero Arts)
- Ink: Printer, Copic markers, white gel pen
- Other: Liquid applique, glitter gem, stickles, Jane's fimo buttons, ribbon

Check out what my design team members did: Alice, Jane, Kelly Sanne, and don't forget the wonderful artist herself- JANE!

Seems like I've been in a Sweet treats kind of week! These delicious desserts are each sold individually along with some sentiments, you can all find here!

Have a FABULOUS Friday!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wild Card Wednesday @ Club Anya & Friends

Hi again! 

Not only was I hosting at ISS (see post below) .. but today was my FIRST official post over on the Club Anya & Friends as guest designer!! 

I am so excited to be on this team- they have the cutest images, and they are SO fun to color!!  For my challenge I decided to stick with Valentine's theme and make the challenge to create a treat holder.
I had these plastic candy holders for quite sometime and have just been waiting for the perfect project to use them with.. and this was it!  I colored Stella with my Copics (of course) and used some American Crafts patterned paper and came up with this:
WCW Stella

- Stella (The Greeting Farm), Valentine messages (Hero Arts)
- American Crafts Romance, True Love patterned paper
- Sweet Hearts border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Labels 4 nestabilities
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox chalk dark peony, white gel pen, 
- Copics: (E000, E00, E02, C3, C5, C7, 110, R46, R59, R81, R83, R85, Y21, Y26, 0), spica clear pen
- Other: buttons, string, ribbon

I was also inspired to try to make the paper flowers that Dawn McVey has made so popular recently.  I used the smallest scalloped circle nestie and I don't think it turned out quite right.. think the punch has bigger scallops and would look better?

Hope you check out the challenge at the Club Anya & Friends blog- and as ALWAYS thanks for stopping by!

SWEET Cupcake Day!

Hey there.. Happy Wednesday to ya!

It was my day over on the InStyle Stamps blog to host the Wednesday Challenge again.. This week I decided to go with the theme of SWEETS!  I used another one of the newly released anime images, Lisa- and thought her wagon was a perfect fit for these cupcakes!
Cupcake Day!

Sweet Delivery!
- Lisa (InStyle Stamps), Cupcake sentiment (amuse)
- Patterned paper Sweet Stack (DCWV)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: Printer, white gel pen
- Copics: (B32, B34, BG13, BG15, E000, E02, E25, E27. E29, G21, N3, N7, R46, R59, RV11, RV14, Y13, Y15, YR23, YR24)
- Other: ribbon, buttons

Hope to see some of you play along!  Check out the deets on the InStyle Stamps blog!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tutu Tabatha

Happy Monday! 

Hope you all enjoyed your weekends- I'm still enjoying an extra day of mine :)! 

I have another special project to share with you today.. one of my sister's (I have 3 of them!) was inspired by the digi images I've been using lately and wanted to draw a few images herself!  I was excited to see what she had done- and even more delighted when I got it!  

Introducing.... Tabatha!
Tutu Sweet

- Tabatha (My Sister's digi), Dots & Flowers; So Sweet (Hero Arts)
- Labels 4 nestabilities
- Ink: Printer, Copic Markers (E000, E02, E00, C3, C5, C7, 100, R81, R83), white gel pen
- Other: ribbon, buttons, American Crafts felt thickers, Prima flower, tulle

Isn't she the CUTEST!?!  She also drew one for Maylee- can't wait to see what she does with it!

Love the digi Sis & can't wait for the next one! LOL!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

4 U

(Please keep reading for my 2nd post & 1st post too!)

Ok.. yes one more post before I say goodnight!  I had quite the productive stamping & cardmaking night- DH was busy watching the football game (& hooray his team won!) which gave me plenty of me time to get creative!

This last card of the night, was to play along in Pam's sketch over on the Club Anya & Friends blog!

I did some altering a-la Amy style, using Surfer Ian's head with Hello Ian's body...
4U Ian

Altered Ian

- Hello Ian, Surfer Ian (The Greeting Farm)
- Labels 3 & Circle nestabilities
- Argyle embossing folder
- Pink Paislee patterned paper
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (w/clear emboss. powder), Copic Markers, white gel pen
- Other: button, twine, Prima flowers, American Crafts chipboard stickers

I think I may be using this head/body combination again in the future.. he looks so sweet with that flower behind his back :)

That's all for tonight... I hear my pillow calling my name!

Sweet Rosalie

(2nd post of the night.. please see 1st one here)

I finally caved and purchased a few Swiss Pixies!  I've had my eye on her for quite some time, and seeing them on so many blogs I visit- I couldn't resist! 
So Sweet Rosalie

- Swiss Miss Rosalie (C.C. Designs); So Sweet (Hero Arts)
- Loop border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Birds & Swirls embossing folder
- Ink: Printer, Copic Markers, white gel pen
- Other: Ribbon, buttons

See what I mean, isn't she the cutest?  I can't wait to get some of the other girls colored!

Question for all you loyal readers- would you be interested in me listing the Copic markers I use?   
(I'm thinking it may be a good idea for me to keep track of the combinations I like to use too)