Wednesday, April 28, 2010

King of the Jungle!

Time for another challenge for The Greeting Farm's scrapbooking crew! 

This week we have an awesome sketch designed by our very own Jacilynn!

I decided to do a layout for my NEPHEW this time!  He turned 6 in February and my sister made these FABULOUS cupcakes for his safari/jungle themed party!

So onto the scrapbook page!  I used elements from the In the Spotlight kit along with Birthday Boy Ian (minus his presents)
King of the Jungle
- In the Spotlight, Birthday Boy Ian (The Greeting Farm)
- Paper: Bazzill Basice Swiss Dotted, Paper Studion Kraft cardstock
- Ink: Printer, Colorbox Frost White, white gel pen
- Copics: C3, E000, E00, E21, R01, G99, YG91, YG95, 100
- Other: Ribbon, buttons, twine, alpha stickers (American Crafts & Pink Paislee), stitching rub-ons

Now head over to The Greeting Farm blog and be prepared to be inspired by the AMAZING scrapbook DT!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tiddly Tuesday Challenge

It's time for another Tiddly Inks Challenge!

I can't believe that April is nearly over and Mother's Day is just around the corner!  The Tiddly Inkers thought it was only fitting that we made this week's challenge Mom's day related :)

I used this SUPER adorable Whatcha Doing? girl for my card- I just had to have her when I saw her in the Tiddly Inks store!! 
Tiddly-You're the Best

My mom's favorite color is red/maroon- and I'm still working on finding the right combo for reds with Copics (anyone have suggestions?)
Tiddly- Girl
- Whatcha Doin'? (Tiddly Inks); Simple & Basic Alphabet, You're the Best (Hero Arts)
- Rectangle Nestabilities
- Ink: Printer, Versafine Onyx Black, white gel pen
- Copics: C3, E000, E00, E21, R01, R46, R89, 100, multiliner
- Other: ribbon, buttons, string, gems

Be sure to check out the Tiddly Inks challenge blog for more inspiration from my fellow team members and for all the juicy details on how to enter to win a $10 voucher to the Tiddly Inks store!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

TGF Royal Battle!

Please support my sister Maylee's team in the TGF Royal Battle on The Greeting Farm blog!

Vote on the TGF sidebar for TEAM MACCK:


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sew Sew Fun!

It's Thursday again - so it's time for another SCRAPBOOKING Challenge over at The Greeting Farm!!

This week's challenge is SEW fun!!  Use stitching  of any kind -machine, faux- whatever floats your boat! (& TGF stamps of course!!)

I chose to use some rub-on stitching (that I almost forgot I had!) and did a layout of my oldest NIECE!  I can't believe how fast time flies- feels like just yesterday she was a tiny little baby- and now she's 11!
Sew Scrappy!

I'm still using the stamps from the fabulous "In the Spotlight" kit! (have you ordered yours yet?!)  I also did some altering to Anya in the set- I swapped heads with Yoga Anya's & drew in some eyes
(a la Amy Young style LOL!)
- In the Spotlight; Yoga Anya (The Greeting Farm)
- Cardstock: Making memories, Bazzill Basics
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Frost white
- Copics: B32, B35, BG02, BG05, C3, E000, E00, E11, E21, 100
- Other: buttons, felt lace, pearl gems, alpha stickers (American Crafts; Pink Paislee), rubons

Thanks for swinging by as always!  Be sure to go to The Greeting Farm blog to see all the fabulous work from my scrappin' sistas and all the details for the challenge!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tiddly Ink's FIRST challenge!!

Hi there!

Today is the day- It's Tiddly Ink's FIRST challenge...

To kick it off - anything goes!  As long as you use a Tiddly Ink digi!

Don't have one?  Join the Tiddly Ink group on Paper Craft Planet and you can get a couple of freebies!

I used the oh-so-adorable "Joy Bugg" on my card:
Happy Happy Joy Bugg

Joy Bugg
- Joy Bugg (Tiddly Inks); Happy Day sentiment (The Greeting Farm)
- Labels 2 nestabilities
- Patterned paper (American Crafts); cardstock (Bazzill Basics); embossed cardstock (Making Memories)
- Ink: printer ink
- Copics: B63, B66, E000, E00, E11, E21, V12, V15, V17, Y32, Y35, W3, multiliner
- Other: buttons, pom pom ribbon, stickles, gem

Be sure to head over to the Tiddly Ink's Challenge blog to see the rest of the design teams fabulous projects & get all the deets for your chance to win $10 credit to the tiddlyinks store!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TGF Scrapbook Release Day & Challenge!

It's RELEASE day on The Greeting Farm....

TODAY is the day you can get your own little hands on the "In the Spotlight" scrapbook/stamping kit!!

I just love the versatility of all the stamps in this set.. as you've seen I've made 3 totally different layouts (4 if you count the one I'm about to share with you)... and I haven't even made a card with it yet! 

For this layout, I decided to use one my favorite photos of my DH and I from a few years back- it was one of those "self portraits" that turned out pretty good!

I kept my layout pretty simple this time and I surprised myself... I didn't use any patterned papers- and didn't color anything with Copics! (shocking I know!)  If you hadn't noticed by now- I'm a fan of faux stitching with a white pen & BUTTONS!!  Cannot make anything these days with at least a button on it- LOL!
- In the Spotlight (The Greeting Farm)
- Labels 8 nesties
- Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Frost White, white gel pen.
- Other: buttons, string, candy dots


JOIN the new team of Scrapbooking Guest Designers with our "TGF THURSDAY" Challenges for inspiration, ideas, prizes, and MORE! TGF Thursdays will mostly consist of Scrapbooking projects with the occasional card or altered item thrown in, so please plan accordingly... our FIRST TGF THURSDAY CHALLENGE IS...

*Create a SCRAPBOOK PAGE using TGF Stamps! (you can use embellies of your choice, but all stamps need to be TGF!)

Create a layout using TGF stamps. Upload to TGF Galleria>SB Kit Gallery>Contests/Challenges>SB Debut. You have through Tuesday, April 19th to upload your creation.

ONE WINNER will be chosen from this challenge to WIN their choice of TGF SINGLE (in stock) stamp! GOOD LUCK to all who enter and can't wait to see what you come up with!

Don't forget to head on over to The Greeting Farm store, and grab the In the Spotlight kit for yourself! 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

TGF Scraphop!

Hello and WELCOME to our very first TGF "SCRAPHOP"!

We are so excited to be finally rounding the corner on the release of "SPOTLIGHT", The Greeting Farm's first ever full sheet of rubber stamps! These stamps come die cut, and a bit larger to be suitable for your scrapbooking AND cardmaking needs. There is SO much you can do with this kit, and we can't wait to see how YOU create with us when it's released TOMORROW, April 15th in the TGF Store!

What's more? ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive "SPOTLIGHT" as the prize from today's DT "Scraphop" and will be chosen at random. Be sure to finish hopping and then stop back by the TGF Blog to leave a comment letting us know you did!

While you're hanging around the Farm today, be sure to check out the FOUR NEW DIGIS by Marina Neira that are also going to be available tomorrow. The Critter Crew has some SERIOUS cuteness for you today as well...links to their blogs are on the sidebar of the TGF Blog!

For now, let's get this party started, shall we? Here is the official order of the hop:

* TGF Blog
* Angela Sowell
* Angie Blom
* Claudette San Pedro
* Jacilynn Cox
* Jeannette Siciliani
* JoAnn Valderama
* Lysa Rohrer ---You are HERE! :)
* Mag Araldo
* Jessica Diedrich
back to TGF Blog

This time I did a layout for another niece... Lauren! (Emi's BIG sister- from this post).

I just can't get enough of the cute Anya in the set, but decided to do some slight altering- she "borrowed" Amelia's outfit for the party... just love this pic of her "showing off" her birthday cake (made by me!)
TGF Scraphop!

Altered Spotlight Anya
- In the Spotlight (The Greeting Farm)
- Patterned paper (American Crafts- ModaBella Sleek), solid cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
- Labels 8 nesties
- Loop border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white gel pen
- Copics: C1, E000, E00, E21, R20, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV09, Y13, Y15, 100, multiliner
- Other: ribbon (American Crafts), string, prima flowers, buttons, Sakura glitter pen, alpha stickers (Bo Bunny)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You're next stop on the hop is the wonderful Mag!

Happy SCRAP-hopping!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Some Exciting News!


I am so excited to share that I am on the design team for the FABULOUS Christy Croll at TIDDLY INKS!!!

You can see the announcement post here!

And this was the card I made for the call:
Tiddly Inks DT!!
- Annie (Tiddly Inks), Four Bold Messages (Hero Arts)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: Printer, Colorbox Frosted White, white gel pen
- Copics: B91, B93, E000, E00, E13, E15, E18, E21, E35, R01, R46, R81, R83, R85, multiliner
- Other: buttons, string, ribbon, prima flower, pearl gem

I'm so excited- a HUGE thanks for all those that voted :)

Enjoy your Monday!

Friday, April 9, 2010

FFF: Spring Cleaning

Happy Friday!!

Sorry this post is a little late for some of you... I just got home from the most AWESOME concert ever- Michael Buble puts on the GREATEST show :)

Well anyway, you're here to see crafty stuff so I'll get on with it... this week for the new TGF Scrapbook team, we're participating in the Farm Fresh Friday contest! 

This week's challenge is: SPRING CLEANING!

"Use something you either:
a.) found that you forgot you had or
b.) were going to throw OUT but decided to use it for this challenge." On your honor! Make it fun!

This was a perfect challenge for me- as it made me go thru the mounds of paper scraps I have collected... from projects where I was sparing every itty bitty piece of paper because I couldn't bare part with it thinking that I would "someday" need it! LOL

Every piece of paper & cardstock on this layout was cut from a scrap- either it was in the almost toss pile because the edges were ripped or torn- or I made a "boo-boo" trying to stamp something etc... you get the point! 

I did another layout of another one of my nieces... she dressed up as a ladybug last halloween (wearing a red & black tutu made by yours truly!)
Lovely Lady
- In the Spotlight (The Greeting Farm)
- Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Paper Pizazz
- Ink: Fired Brick Red Distress ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo black
- Copics: C1, E000, E00, E11, E21, R46, R89, 100
- Other: ribbon, stickles, glittered gems

I used the butterfly image from the "In the Spotlight" set to give Anya some wings and added some stickles dots for a little bling! :)

Thanks for stopping in- be sure to check out the TGF blog for all the deets on the SPRING CLEANING challenge!!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Turtle-ly in Love...

Back again for another post today! - Please see my first post here for Jane Doodles!

Tiddly Inks by Christy Croll has some SUPER cute images-(she has an etsy shop here).  There's a new group on Paper Craft Planet too- all you have to do is request to join her group- there are even some freebies!

I just had to snatch up this adorable turtle that was posted for reaching 500 members!

Here is the card I created with it- and another reason why I love digis so much- they are so versatile, I  just flipped one of the turtles (&made it at girl-LOL)

Turtle-ly in Love!

I also cut them out separately and paper-tole layered them to give some extra dimension.
- Sea Turtle (Tiddly Inks), Clouds design block, All Occasion Messages (Hero Arts)
- Labels 8 nestabilities
- Word Window punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Making Memories patterned paper
- Ink: Printer, Versafine Onyx black, Hero Arts Soft Pool shadow ink
- Copics: E15, E18, E31, E33, E35, R46, R81, R83, YG91, YG95, multiliner
- Other: ribbon, buttons, flower gem, string

Thanks for coming by!

Jane's Doodles on 2S4Y!

Jane's Doodles/Squigglefly is sponsoring the prize this week at the 2S4Y blog!

I usually love when a sketch is provided- usually helps me get my mojo flowing.. but this one definitely had me stumped!  Here is the sketch...

I flipped the orientation of my card- but still kept the elements in the same place... and added a few embelishments (I can't go without my buttons!)
Tulip fields

- Tulips, Busy Buzzer (Jane's Doodles)
- Swirly Vines & Hearts embossing folder (Sizzix)
- Grass border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer, white gel pen
- Copics: BV0000, BV00, BV02, R21, R22, R24, R32, R43, R46, Y11, Y35, Y38, YG03, YG06, YR12, YR16, YR18, clear spica
- Other: ribbon, buttons, prima flower, gems

Be sure to check out the 2 Sketches 4 You blog this week for your chance to win SIX of Jane's Digis & some of her handmade fimo buttons!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

In the Spotlight!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! 

I am SO excited to be able to finally share this with all you!!  I am proud to announce that I am a guest designer for the next few months for The Greeting Farm's NEW Scrapbooking/Stamping line!!

After months of anticipation, The Greeting Farm is THRILLED to bring you our pilot Scrapbooking/Stamping kit, "In the Spotlight!"

We are proud to debut this kit which will be released on APRIL 15th! This newer, larger kit features bigger, more scrapbooking-friendly stamps but that still features our beloved TGF Characters, in this case, Anya herself is in the SPOTLIGHT! The set is 8 1/2x11 DIE-CUT rubber, mounted on cling-foam and ready to use with acrylic blocks!

I am honored to be amongst some very fabulously talented crafters:

Angela Sowell
Angie Blom
Claudette San Pedro
Jacilynn Cox
Jeannette Siciliani
Jessica Diedrich-TGF Creative Coordinator
JoAnn Valderama
Lysa Rohrer <---- THAT'S ME!!! :)
Mag Araldo

Please stop by the blogs of these talented ladies to welcome them to the Farm for the next few months and also be sure to stop by the TGF Blog today for snippets of their projects and a chance to WIN the "In the Spotlight" KIT!!!

I am so thrilled for this opportunity!  I always want to incorporate more stamping in my layouts AND I really wanted to get back into making more scrapbook pages!  For my first project with the "In the Spotlight" set I decided to do a layout of my cutie-patootie niece on her first birthday...
TGF SB Layout!!!
- In the Spotlight (The Greeting Farm)
- Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
- Embossed heart paper (KI Memories)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx black, white gel pen, Sakura stardust glitter pen
- Copics: C5, C3, E000, E00, E21, R01, R81, R83, R85, 100
- Other: buttons, ribbon, stickers, American Crafts vinyl thickers, glitter gems

We will be doing weekly scrapbooking challenges on Thursdays, too, starting with our first one on RELEASE DAY! (4/15). Until then, we have more previews up our sleeves and will be celebrating the release with a DT "Scraphop" taking place on the 14th all day with chances to WIN this kit!

In addition, a SPECIAL PRESALE is happening TODAY ONLY only here! The kit retails for $28 BUT, for TODAY ONLY, Marie is offering FREE SHIPPING as well on the "Spotlight!" Kit! Again, that's through TODAY ONLY, 4/5/10!!!  CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS NOW!!

The Anya in the kit is an exclusive Anya that won't be released separately!

I'll be back on Friday with another preview of the new "In the Spotlight" kit and TGF's Farm Fresh Friday challenge, so we'll see you back then!

Thanks for stopping by!