Friday, December 31, 2010

Celebrate the New Year!! 2011 is almost here!

Are you getting ready for the new year of 2011?  I am looking forward to a great year in 2011.  I am lining up my New Year's resolutions.  My resolutions all are about spending more time with friends and family!

Have a great time tonight ringing in the New Year!  Be safe and happy!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - New Year
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - New Years
Stampin B's - Challenge 91
4 Crafty Chicks - New Year with a crazy egg
Dutch Dare - New Beginnings

Take Care.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Hedgehog

I am loving the new special delivery quickutz card die set.  It is one of my favorite sets from quickutz.  Using the round card dies I made this birthday card along with a Penny Black hedgehog stamp.  Too cute.


Have a great night!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Peace be with you

Good Morning!

Todays card is a little girl who loves peace signs. So hence peace be with you for the New Year!


Have a great day!  Take Care.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Couple Card

Hello Everyone.  Sorry I have not been posting much lately.  I have been feeling under the weather and had no energy to spare for getting on the computer.

I do hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.  We got a bit of a blizzard here on the east coast and not sure what will be open and what will be closed today.  Keep warm out there.  :)

Today I am posting a anniversary card for my sister-in-law and her husband.  Happy Anniversary to them!


Take Care!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Year Card

Just Purr-fect!

This card is so cute with its cat stamp.  It made the perfect theme for my New Year Card.


This card was made for the following challenge:
Charisma Cardz Challenge - New Year celebrations

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Painting Another Box for a boy

First I started by taking off all the hardware on the box to get it ready for painting.


Next,  I painted the box a cherry red.  I needed to add two to three more colors.  The colors chosen were green, orange and white.  Using the three colors orange, green and white I decorated the top of the box with various sizes of circles.  Once that was all dry the whole box was given several layers of varnish.  


Now it is ready to go under the tree!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pink Jewelry Box

This year I wanted to give my family members things I made.  A painted jewelry box is one of the things I wanted to make as a gift.  Painting free hand is not the easiest thing to do for me but I did my best.  Hopefully, the present will be well recieved.


First, I found this box at my local craft store.  The person that is receiving this box loves pink so that became the base color. Then I free handed little flowers and designs on the box.  Once that dried it was time to varnish the box so it would be protected.


We decided to add glitter to the varnish because the receiver wanted it to be glittery!


I have a few more items to make so have a great day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Card time.......

I am finishing up the last of my Christmas Cards for the season.  Most of them have been mailed and it is one more thing that can be checked off the list.  *Sigh*  The next thing that needs to be checked off the list is tags for the presents.



I am just waiting on my friend Bernadette's die cuts she made me to arrive in the mail.  I ordered Santa and Mrs. Claus head die cuts from her ebay store "Brockadoodle Treasures". As soon as those arrive I can get that task done and cross another item off my list.  Thanks B!

This card is entered into the following challenge:
All That Scraps - Wednesdays Challenge Christmas Flowers

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #90

I have been making Christmas Cards with non traditional colors.  Some of the cards are Christmas red and green but loving the cards that are orange, purple or green.  It is so much fun to try different things on a Christmas Card.


This card was made for the following challenge:

Are you trying something new with your Christmas Cards this year?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Case Study Challenge

This challenge was a little difficult for me to do.  Normally I don't made cards this plain and I found myself wanting to add more to the card, more colors or stamps but this card needs to be plain and elegant like the inspiration card.

Plain and simple cards can be very beautiful when done right.


 Do you like cards that have a lot of decorations and color or are you a plain and simple type person?

This card was made for the following challenge:
Case Study - Case Study Challenge #18

Friday, December 10, 2010

Another Christmas Card

There was no heat at my house today so I was making cards while waiting for the workman to come and fix the heating system.


The house is warm and toasty again and hoping it will stay that way.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Octopus Birthday Card

Ok who doesn't just love an octopus!  This stamp is adorable and it makes a lovely card.  The stamp lends its self to be colored bright colors of the ocean so your cards can be subtle or vibrant.


He is too much fun for a birthday card!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snow!

Today's card uses a Sweet November Darby Stamp.  This little sprite looks so cute in all blue.  It is really cold here so I am inspired by the winter stamps with snow.

I hope you are keeping warm where you are now.  This card is entered into  
Whimsie Doodles Wednesday Challenge - # 60  The Winter Blues
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #88 Blue Blue Christmas
Digital Tuesday -  #88 Baby it's cold outside
Papertake Weekly - Red and Green must not be seen :)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Card using Copic Markers

Ok... This is my first project using copic markers.  I am getting use to them and wanting more colors LOL.  I also realized that I need memento ink because it will work with the copic markers.

What do you think?


This card is entered into the A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card Challenge #133.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Too Cute

I found another cute stamp to work with today.  This stamp is called Sumpins Wrong by Mo Manning.  It is just the cutest little guy to have on a card to brighten someones day.


In today's mail I am suppose to be getting some Copic markers.  Hopefully I can have a project using Copics tomorrow.  A little nervous about using them but we will see how it goes.  :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sledding Card

Ok I am posting again well I just can't stop crafting today!  The ideas are keep coming so I keep creating.  It has been a great day.

My next card is a sledding stamp by Pink Cat Studio.  You can find this stamp here.  I just had to add the snowflake buttons.  It just gives it something special don't you think?

I am not ready for the snow yet but it was fun making a card with snowflakes on it.



This card is entered in the All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge and the Tickled Pink Stamp Monthly Challenge.

For the Pink Elephant challenge card see below...

My Little Monster

A friend of mine came up with this really cute die cut for a Santa Monster and I just had to make cards out of him for my nephews.  The Santa Monster die cuts are available at Brockadoodle Treasures on Ebay here.

The die cut comes with a cute die cut saying "Santa Thinks I'm Nice" which makes a great saying for the inside of the card.

Check out the card I made with the Santa Monster.



What card are you going to make for the children on your Christmas Card List?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Whimsie Doodles Challenge

I recently found a new website that has beautiful digi stamps called Whimsie Doodles.  The stamp used on this card is called Winter Leah.  This stamp and more can be found here.  This card was made for the Whimsie Wednesday Challenge #59.  You can see this challenge on their blog.


Have you every used a Whimsie Doodles stamp?

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #89 - Peacock Card

I just love this peacock stamp!  I have been wanting to make a card with this beautiful stamp for a while now.  The peacock colors up just lovely.  Don't you think?


This card was made for the Red, Blue and Green challenge from the The Pink Elephant Challenge here.  This is challenge #89. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pink Cat Studio Holiday Challenge

I love to create tags at Christmas time to add to the top of a present.  Adding a colorful tag under a beautiful ribbon can really dress up a present.




It lets the person know you really think they are special!  Besides creating Christmas cards for family and friends this year I will be creating special tags for all the Christmas presents we will be giving out.


What do you do to make your presents look special?  This tag was created for the Pink Cat Studio Holiday Challenge here.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Greeting Farm Blog Hop

Please join us on TUESDAY, NOV. 30th at 7pm CST on the TGF Blog for an ALL-CUSTOMER and DT blog hop, featuring HOLIDAY cards that use TGF stamps!  The DT will be premiering some December releases, there will be prizes, chit chat on our PCP page from 7pm CST to 8pm CST, and the winner of our Ugly Sweater Inspired contest will also be announced!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 

 "Let it Snow"  (use snow in creative ways on your card)
"Santa, Baby" (cute Santa-inspired cards)
and  "Holiday Treats" (incorporate some kind of treat/goodie theme into your cards!
  (this was edited from "It's a Wrap" in case you saw that on anyone else's blogs, fyi)

You  may enter one, two, or all 3 categories, but must create a separate entry for each category and you MUST USE TGF STAMPS!  

What's more? There are even MORE ways to win!  You do not have to create for one of the three challenges, unless you WANT TO, because in addition, ONE lucky hopper WHO PARTICIPATES in the Blog Hop will receive the ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE just for making it through the hop and commenting.  In addition, another lucky NON-participant will also win this prize.


My card entry for the "Let it Snow" category.

After seeing the "I heart Sweaters" stamp the idea came to me for this card.  


My card entry for the "Holiday Treats" category.



What could be more fun than it snowing treats!

My card entry for the "Santa, Baby" category.

Love this Santa Stamp!  This stamp was so much fun making a card around.

Please checkout the other blogs and leave comments!
The link is here.

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge


sponsored by Pink Cat Studio
Check out the challenge here.


I use Pink Cat Studio digi stamps all the time so making a card for this challenge was fun for me.  I used Bitty Betty with pie digi for this card.  Bitty Betty stamps are some of my favorites.  Check out the Pink Cat Studio digi's here.  




Are you makng Thanksgiving cards for your family and friends?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wall Decorations

I need some wall art for the bathroom so I decide to make my own.  I bought several 8 by 10 inch canvases and decided to paint one plum to see how it looked once done.


It looks pretty good so far don't you think.  In the picture it looks hot pink but it is really plum.


It needs a little more decoration before it can be called wall art so using a new product I found at my local craft store I painted some of the FolkArt textured paint over a small stencil.


The color texture paint I used is called snow white.  It really pops off the plum colored paint. The paint is really thick and creates great dimension on the canvas.


I need to make a few more of the painted canvases to hang on the wall and this one needs to be sealed.  I will update with pictures as soon as they are all completed.  This one might need some more embellishments.  I haven't decide yet.  Do you like things with a lot of bling or just somewhat plain and simple?  Either way homemade is the best!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving Card



Thanksgiving is coming up on me fast so I have been trying to get my cards made and ready to be sent out.  Are you all ready for Thanksgiving?  I can't believe how fast the holidays are moving past.  


This card is made with a C&C design stamp, Sizzix townscape die, the Martha Stewart Thanksgiving dinner edge punch, and the Spellbinders Label Six.  One card made and many more to go.  LOL.  I better get moving.  Take care.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stamped Christmas Ornament

Ok today we will be making a stamped christmas ornament.  To make this ornament we need fabric, a pencil, a cup, wreath stamp, two ink pads, ribbon, fiberfill, needle, thread, sewing machine and viva decor red.

First, I traced a cup onto fabric.  The fabric I used is an unbleached muslin.



Time to cut out the circles.  Cut outside your drawn pencil line.



Now we are ready to stamp on the fabric.  I used a wreath hero arts stamp and two stazon ink colors, olive green and cactus green.


Stamp the image once with each color to give the wreath some depth.  Then iron the fabric to heat set the ink.


Sew right sides together leaving a small opening to turn the fabric right sides out.  Then stuff the ornament with fiberfill. I used 100% polyester fiberfill.


Sew the small opening closed with a red ribbon sewn in place while closing the opening.  Make a bow out of the same ribbon and sew it to the wreath.

                                      

Finally, use viva decor red to place dots on the wreath to look like holly fruit.

                               

You have a beautiful ornament to decorate your tree with for the holidays.  Send one to a friend.  They make a great gift.  After all, they are handmade by you.  :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Football Fan Birthday Card

For the football fan in your life here is a great birthday card for them.  This football player is colored in the colors of the receivers favorite team.

This card is made with the Greeting Farm Football player stamp.  You can find this stamp here. The "P" is from the quickutz university font and the "happy b-day" is from a cuttlebug die.





Monday, October 25, 2010

Greeting Farms Card for Stamp

A Card for a Stamp Drive

TGF CARD for STAMP DRIVE

What is it: TGF is looking for cards to showcase at tradeshow and etc and will to give you a free stamp for every card that is selected.

What to do: Email us any new or existing cards (or altered items) that you have created with TGF stamps this year to thegreetingfarm@gmail.com with subject heading: CARD for STAMP. You can submit as many cards as you want. The TGF staff will be going through all emails and selecting cards they like from all the submissions. For every card that is selected, we will be trading one single stamp. So for example if you submit 10 cards and we choose 7 cards from it, you will get your choice of 7 single stamps! Nifty right? 

Card Rules: Card must be made this year. It can be made using TGF rubber or digi image. We are looking for any TGF images! As well as keeping a keen out out for any Creeper cards or OA cards since we don't have many of those onhand. But any Anya, Ian, Wild Sprout, Cheeky, etc are always a good bet.

How do we know if our card(s) is selected: We will be contacting you through email if any of your cards is selected.

What do we do if our card(s) is selected: If any of your cards is selected, we will contact you for your choice of single stamp or stamps if we choose more than one card. We do require you to send in your card(s) prior to sending out your stamps to you. We encourage you to add delivery confirmation to ensure that your card(s) reach us. Unfortunately we are not responsible to for lost cards in the mail, that's why we hope you put some sort of tracking or etc to make sure that your card reaches us.

Deadline: No deadline. This is ongoing.

Yayyy so I hope you all participate!

Pom Pom Flower

Today I will show you how to make this fun flower embellishment. 










First you need a leaf punch to punch out two leaves from green cardstock.  
I used the Martha Stewart leaf punch to make mine.





Next, you need a one inch circle punch to make eight circles.  I used the one inch Martha Stewart scalloped circle punch.  The scalloped circle adds just a little more dimension to the flower but a regular circle punch will work just fine.


Ok, you have your two leaves, eight circles and now you need a tool to pierce paper 
plus one brad to hold the circles together.


Stack the eight circles and use the tool to pierce through all eight layers.  Once you have your hole in the center of all eight circles put the brad through the hole and spread the wings of the brad on the back to hold the eight circles in place.



Now to start making the circles look like a flower.  One layer at a time squish up the paper around the brad top to create the look of the petals on a flower.  


Work through all eight layers until you get something that looks like the flower below.



For the leaves, you need to pull off the stems, then to create dimension on the leaf pinch the tip of the leaf.


Last, add a glue dot to the bottom of the flower and stick the end of the leaves not pinched to the flower.  Fluff the flower petals until it looks the way you like it and then add them to your favorite card or layout.



Let me know what you did with your pom pom flowers.