Showing posts with label The Greeting Farm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Greeting Farm. Show all posts

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ribbon Carousel Challenge 6: Sketch

Hi friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far! I'm all thrown off schedule because for this month, hubby's work schedule is different. I keep telling the kids we can go do things that actually happen the following day like story time. Whoops!

It's time for another Ribbon Carousel Challenge! YAY! This time, the lovely Danielle Lounds gave us a sketch to work with. I love sketches! For me, it's the hardest part of making a card. I struggle with layouts constantly.

To play along, just follow the sketch and make sure you have some sort of ribbon, twine, trim, or something that comes on a spool on your creation. Link it up to the Ribbon Carousel Challenge post for challenge #6 by June 13 at 11:59pm to be entered. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's the card I made for this challenge. I decided to combine this challenge with The Greeting Farm's Royal Challenge. This week, the theme was fairy tale. I think you can tell where my inspiration came from, The Little Mermaid. Of course, my Mermaid Anya had to be inked up for this challenge. She's probably my most used TGF stamp. :) PS This seam binding was hand dyed and given to me by Savannah. I was on Skype with her one night and she said that it was too dark and she'd never use it. Then, lo and behold, here it is!

Have a great day everyone! Don't forget to go to the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog and check out all the other DT members!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

EtsyInspired #128 ~ The Hidden Alphabet

Hi there! Bare bones EtsyInspired Challenge post this week since I have the flu.

~They have fabulous art photography pieces!

Shop Prize: 8x10 Personalized LOVE Print
~Example: CLICK HERE

~Gorgeous vintage inspired embellishments and digi elements

Sponsor Prize:
~Fun prize pack of items from the shop

To enter: Check out the EtsyInspired blog

Here's my card inspired by the color and general feel of the framed art work above. I used Jen's SFYTT from Feb for this card. I'm also entering this in Moxie Fab World's Stamping With Markers challenge.

Please check out the DT:
Ann (Feb Guest)

Card Details:
Cardstock: red, black
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Flirty Anya
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Copics
Misc: hand dyed seam binding

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Anya

Hi friends! Hope you are having a great day! We are finally getting back on schedule and let me tell you, it makes for a happy mommy! Parker was getting Night Terrors from being overtired and off routine. We didn't have groceries in the house and the Christmas gifts were pouring out all over the place. However, slowly but surely, we'll get it back together. :)

Here's the card I posted yesterday on the Paper Maniac blog. The theme for this week is Winter. And I cannot put this Mitten Weather paper away! It's so darn cute! I used Jen's SFYTT for this card. And in true Ashley form, I tried really hard to make it an A2 but it just would not work. So, it's actually a 5.5 inch square.
Don't forget the AMAZING sales at Paper Maniac this week! There's the Deal of the Week section, the $3 clearance section, and a HUGE stamp sale!

Card Details:
Card Stock: white
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Beanie Anya
Sticker: Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather
Misc: Stickles, corner punch

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TGF Holiday Hop

Hi friends! Are you all excited about TGF Hoppin into the Holidays tonight?? I am! I love me some TGF and I love love love the holidays! :) To check out the list of everyone participating in this hop, please see The Greeting Farm's Blog.

Ok, I decided to participate in one of the challenges that was set for this hop. I did the Let It Snow challenge. I made a Beanie Anya snow globe! :) I think it's a fun way to do snow PLUS that's the only snow I we get here in Northern/Central California. Teehee! I wouldn't even know what to do in the snow!

I colored her up and used some Echo Park paper. I used Stickles to make the snow on this card. I love the sparkle it gives! Also, please excuse the Christmas lights behind my card. My normal picture taking place is being taken over by Christmas decor right now. ETA: I used this week's SFYTT for this card. Gotta give credit where it's due. :)

Happy Hopping everyone! Next on the hop is Nicole.

Card Details:
Card Stock: white
Patterned Paper/Stickers: Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Beanie Anya
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Copics
Misc: crinkle ribbon

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Beanie Anya and PDCC

Hi friends! Hope you are having a great week so far! I went to my friend Diane's house to stamp yesterday and I got FOUR cards done. I'm pretty excited about this! :) I love stamping with friends! If you want to craft with me, get in touch with me if you have Skype and we can have a crafty date!

Here's the first card I made. I pulled out my brand new Beanie Anya from The Greeting Farm and colored her up. I haven't been coloring as much lately. I'd forgotten how much I ADORE using Copics. They are like MAGIC in the way they blend! I made this card for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. The colors this week are red, olive, and turquoise. My designer paper has a few more colors than listed, I hope that's ok. The paper is from Echo Park's Everybody Loves Chris
tmas. I love the bright happy colors.

Here is the swatch from this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. I love these colors!

Have a fabulous Tuesday everyone! And YAY for a short week! :)

Card Details:
Card Stock: white
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Beanie Anya
Misc: Copics, corner rounder, Stickles

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Altered Notebook

Hi friends! I hope you all are having a great Thursday! We took a trip to CVS this morning and went to the grocery store. I'm kind of spent already. What can you do? The kids are happy at least.

Here's a notebook I made for an altered notebook contest over at The Greeting Farm blog. I didn't win but I still love my notebook so I decided to share with you. :) I don't alter things often. You know, I like the world
inside of my A2 box. But this was a fun one to make. I used a regular composition book. In retrospect, I would have picked on with a brown binding if I had to do this over again. I thought very briefly about painting the binding but I decided against it.

Also, I'm addicted to crinkled ribbon! It's SOOOO fabulous! I used it to make 4 looped bow here. I might need to get my own seam binding so I can make my own. I haven't done that yet.
Here's a close up so you can see the coloring on Flutter Anya. She's one of my very favorite stamps. I think she's pretty sweet. I covered the pink part of the wings with some Stickles.

Project Details:
Card Stock: Bazzill Smoothies
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Life is Good
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Flutter Anya
Misc: crinkle ribbon, Copics, stickers, Stickles, bling, flower

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Anya and Ian

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a a wonderful Wednesday! I started the day off by heading to Target with the kids and trying to get some good deals couponing. It's EXHAUSTING, let me tell you! If you've ever been exasperated with someone in front of you in line for having coupons, I deplore you to give it a try ONCE and I promise you will learn patience for people. And I don't mean clip a couple coupons and save a dollar. I mean, clip store and manufacturer coupons, match them up with sales and try to get things for 50-75% off retail. It's WORK!

Ok, enough of my rant! How about an Anya card? I made this last week loosely based on the Card Positioning Systems sketch but never got around to blogging it. The green paper is cut with Nesties Labels 1 (2 pieces of it) but you can't tell once I layered Anya on their. Sigh... What can you do? Those little swirly bling pieces are Colorbok. I can't find them anymore and I NEED more. If you know of where to get them, please let me know! I love the relatively small size of them, so nice for cards! I used to get them at Joann but mine doesn't sell them anymore.

Next up is a card I featured on the Paper Maniac blog this week. I made this to keep in my stash of kids birthday cards since my kids go to birthday parties ALL the time! And lots of little guys like football, right? I'm also entering this into the Copic Creations challenge this week, the challenge was to color some orange. Ummm, this was a better idea in my head. It kind of looks like Ian plays for team Citrus Fruit or something. :) But bright and happy colors are good for kids, right?

Hope you all have a great day! Hugs!

Card Details:

Hi There Mermaid Card
Card Stock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Mermaid Anya, MFT sentiment
Misc: Copic Markers, Colorbok bling, Stickles

HB2U Ian Card
Card Stock: Kraft
Patterned Paper/Stickers: Echo Park A Walk in the Park
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Quarterback Ian
Misc: Copics

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Exciting NEWS! And a Card

Have you heard of Through the Craftroom Door magazine?!? Well, you are now looking at their new marketing director! WOOHOO!! I am so beyond excited to be helping Suzanne and Marti on this amazing (relatively new) venture!

If you haven't heard of Through the Craftroom Door, I'll tell you a little about it. It's a magazine that's available in print and as an online magazine. All subscribers get access to the Craftroom Door Ning group where there are tons of tutorials, videos, challenges, prizes, etc... The magazine is a lot different from everything else on the market right now. Each issue offers a new tutorial on Copics and die cut machines, so you can really maximize your supplies. The magazine also features MUCH more than just cards and layouts. There's also a call right now, you can read about it HERE.

Ok, here's a card I made using a couple challenges. The first challenge is this week's CardPatterns sketch. The second is the color challenge from this week's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge. I'm not sure I'm completely happy with this card. Maybe it needs a sentiment. I don't know.

Card Details:
Card Stock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper: Echo Park A Walk in the Park
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Angel Anya
Coloring Medium: Copics

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hi There and a Sale

Hi everyone! Look at me, I'm blogging twice in one day. It's like I'm back to normal or something. :) Well, maybe. We'll see how long I can keep this up. But for the next couple days, I do have things to share. YAY!

I made this card for two challenges. The first is the sketch from Card Positioning Systems. And the second is the color challenge from iCopic which is brown, orange and yellow. It's a nice fall combo if you ask me.

Also, did you see the sale going on at Paper Maniac? All items in the Autumn Goodies are marked down 20%. There are tons and tons of items on sale!

Card Details:

Card Stock: Kraft
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Annika
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Alpha Stickers: Making Memories
Coloring Medium: Copics

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Creative Inspirations Paints: Book Club

Hey everyone! Today is another Creative Inspirations Paint Thursday! YAY! This week, our team is to make a card based on one of our favorite books. I tried really really hard to think of a way to make an Eat Pray Love card but I couldn't figure out how to make that theme into a card. So, you know, back to Twilight.

Ok, so I tried to make Edward (from The Greeting Farm) sparkly with paint by layering them over my Copics. But I had a really hard time since I used a card stock instead of a watercolor paper. So, please bear with me.

Here's my second picture to show the sparkle on the card. Teehee, clearly it's a sunny day on my card. I painted Edward's skin with Winter Frost and I painted his hair with Copper. The papers and sentiments are My Mind's Eye. The sketch is from this week's Card Positioning Systems challenge.

Be sure to check out the Creative Inspirations Paint blog to check out all the creations from the DT.

ALSO, did you know that Paper Maniac now carries Creative Inspirations Paint? You can find them HERE. How cool is that?!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Unpacking...and More Unpacking!

That's what I've been up to my eyeballs in as of late. I've just been SO tired too! I think the whole week of the move, I was running on adrenaline and antibiotics and now I've just crashed. I took TWO naps on Sunday. I only do that when I'm really sick. Hopefully, things will get better soon!

I have found a little time to make a couple cards. I really need it because it's my stress relief. This card is made with the iCopic color challenge and this week's sketch from 2Sketches4You. The main image is The Greeting Farm from the Mom & Dad set. I figure "dad" Ian can really be any Ian since it's not like he's preggers. ;) The sentiment is from MFT's Clearly Sentimental. The DP is Basic Grey June Bug. I love that it's a nice manly paper line. :)

Ok, friends! I hope you all have a wonderful day! And I hope I'll have more cards to share eventually.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

SFYTT Sponsored by The Greeting Farm!

Hi all! Welcome back to another one of Jen's amazing Sketch For You To Try Saturdays! :D I'm having a blast as the guest designer. I'm a little sick today and we are moving tomorrow so I'm going to *try* to keep this short.

To the left is this week's sketch. Isn't it a fun one? I love the half circle aspect of it! It's so cute! Also, this week, The Greeting Farm is sponsoring SFYTT! YAY! You know how I love my big headed kids! Check out Jen's blog for all the details on what you can win.

So, I took some liberties with this sketch. Jen told me it was ok, I'm glad she didn't fire me! ;) I hope you can still see the sketch, I turned it into an A2 because that's how I roll. Therefore, everything got pushed a bit. This is Anya from The Greeting Farm's scrapbook set called Spotlight Kit. She's soooo cute! The papers are Basic Grey's Kioshi. The punch is Martha Stewart, the pearls are Kaisercraft, and the alpha stickers are from Making Memories.

Now check out the awesome SFYTT Sisters:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

An SCS Challenge? Amazing!

I used to live to do SCS challenges! I would try to get them done just as soon as they were posted. Sadly, I am just too busy these days to be that committed to them right now. It is amazing when I can get one card done for them, like today.

I really wanted to do the challenge over at the iCopic blog so I pulled out the SCS card sketch for this week and got to work. This stamp is Pretty Hat Anya. Isn't she cute? I love her vintage vibe! I colored her and her pup with Copics. Added gold Stickles to bling up their outfits and paper pieced her dress and hat. The designer paper is all K and Company. The panel behind Anya got a coat of Creative Inspirations Paint in gold for extra shimmer. Ohh, and I pulled out a vintage button in honor of the Club Anya Monday Mania challenge this week.

Have a great rest of your Thurs! I'm having girls night tonight! :D

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Greeting Farm Anniversary Hop

Happy 2nd Anniversary to The Greeting Farm! YAY! If you just stumbled across my blog today, be sure to check out TGF Blog to do that whole hop since there are PRIZES to be won!

I've been a fan of The Greeting Farm since the beginning! Since before it was The Greeting Farm even! The company was called Pink Poison and there were a couple sets and only THREE Anyas back then. Can you even believe that? It's been amazing to watch the company grow! Marie is one SMART cookie and TGF has just taken off and expanded so much! I'm so happy for her! She's an AMAZING person!

Ok, here's my card. I used THIS sketch from Jen Del Muro for this card. This card is made with Mermaid Anya. I think she might be my favorite Anya. I used THIS tutorial from Randi Wall for her hair. The patterned paper is PTI and the bling is from Michael's.

I won't take up any more of your time! Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Four More Sketch Cards

Alright friends, in a list ditch effort to try to make a bunch of Bella Blvd cards for their Facebook contest, I've made a couple more cards in the last few days. I'm able to do this because it's still technically our weekend. I craft FAR less on the "week days." I hope you all had a wonderful day!

My first card is a no stamping card. It's for this week's GetSketchy sketch. It uses Bella Blvd Plastino paper. The ribbon is May Arts, the stick pin is Dritz, and the sentiment is EAD Designs from their Sweet Birthday Treats Stickerz set.
My second card is for Mercy's sketch #84. This girl is SO talented! I need to do her sketches more! So, I didn't follow the sketch exactly, this card kind of took on a life of it's own. Again, this is Bella Blvd Plastino. The stamp is The Greeting Farm and the alphas are Cosmo Cricket.
This is for a challenge I missed and I am SOOO bummed! It's a new (to me) blog called A Craft Little Place. This was last week's sketch and they were giving $1 for each card made to a gal who had been in an accident. I LOVE that they did that, so that's why I played along but I didn't link fast enough. :( Again Bella Blvd Plastino and The Greeting Farm.
My last card is for Jen Del Muro's current SFYTT. This is a fun sketch. I didn't think I would like it, you know how I feel about lots of layers, but I think I made it work. Again the paper is Bella Blvd Plastino. The CB folder is Argyle, the stamp is CC Designs Swiss Pixie, the ribbon and rhinestones are from Michael's.
Have a great Wednesday everyone! Hugs!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sassy Cheeky Shooter

Hi friends! I hope you had a great Monday! I had a great one! I spent the day with friends and I have a great time! Though, I'm still feeling a little sick, I am trying to push through it.

Here's a card I made over the weekend with the Club Anya Saturday sketch. I've been practicing my coloring lately since I'm really rusty. This is also the first time I've ever colored black hair, so be gentle with me. The image here is Cheeky Shooter. The paper is Jillibean Soup. The alphabet stickers are My Little Shoebox and the rhinestones are from Colorbok.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Some Big Headed Kids

I very lovingly refer to The Greeting Farm kids as big headed kids. I love love love them. I, too, have a big head and I'm happy that there are a line of stamps for people like me. ;) I'm only kind of joking, my head really is abnormally large.

Ok, so this first card is for the Oh, Alice challenge (something under the sea) and for the Wee Memories challenge (a summery card). This is mermaid Anya. Confession: I haven't colored with Copics in a LONG time so I'm super rusty. The paper here is Basic Grey's Euphoria. I used my trusty Labels 1 and some Waterfall Stickles. ETA: This card was made using the Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week.

My second card is for The Play Date Cafe Challenge. The challenge is to use lime green, purple and lilac. Look at me, I'm actually getting my cards in before the deadline these days! I'm pretty darn proud of myself! This is a Wild Sprout from TGF named Dahlia. The DP is Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue and the ribbon is from Target $ Spot!

Have a great day friends! Again, please forgive my coloring as I try to get more practice.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Flutter Anya

Good morning friends! I hope you are all having a lovely day! We are well on the road to recovery here which I am super grateful for. The baby still likes to get out so that's nice.

Here's a card I made for the SCS CAS DT try out. I didn't make it however. I'm kind of sad but I'm thinking this card just wasn't clean enough. It was hard because they challenge called for a person, character or group and bright and bold elements. Also, texture was an added bonus. I guess I should have made the DP much smaller, that probably would have made all the difference. Oh well, I'm very happy with this card. I think it's adorable. The stamp is TGF Flutter Anya. The DP and sticker letters are Cosmo Cricket. The ribbon is from Target $ Spot. And I added some Stickles to Anya's wings.

I hope you all have an excellent Thurs! Just one more day until the SATC movie! YAY!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mommy Anya for Jack's Sketch

Hello friends! It's a rainy day here in NorCal but things are looking up for us. We have found a property management company that is willing to work with us and that makes me super happy and hopeful. Please keep your fingers crossed for us. :)

Sigh...umm so my Anya is slightly crocked. I didn't realize this until I matted her and quite frankly, I was too tired to care. At that point. At this point, I wish I had cut her out and straightened her up a bit. But she'll just have to do for today's post.

This card was made for The Diedrich Dare challenge. My friend Jessica has the cutest kids ever and each week one of them comes up with a challenge and it gets posted to the blog. This week, Jack came up with a sketch. I tweaked it a little bit. The image is obviously from The Greeting Farm. I'm borrowing some stamps from my friend Carole and kind of having a blast with all this TGF! The paper here is Basic Grey and the buttons are PTI.

Have a great day everyone! I hope you are well!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What a DAY! (a WINNER and a Card)

Ok, first the personal stuff and why I'm blogging so darn late. Parker woke up with BLUE lips this morning. I thought he might be cold, but after trying to warm him up, I could see it was not working. So, I called the advice nurse who called a doctor who told me to go to the ER. I begged and pleaded not to have to go there since last time we took Parker for his breathing, it was a nightmare. Finally, we got an appointment with his pediatrician. He sent Parker for chest x-rays and an EKG which was pretty scary. But everything turned out fine and we just have to fight off Parker's cold and give him an inhaler. Whew!

Ok, so here's a super old card (not really, it is from about 2 weeks ago) I made when my team was still a part of The Greeting Farm's Royal Battle. Sadly, we got eliminated last week. Anyhow, this is my first easel card. It was easier than I thought, just a little scoring and folding.

The image I used is from TGF's Miss Anya set. Sigh...I love love love TGF! The stamps are just so darn cute! I colored her with my Copics. The designer paper is all from My Mind's Eye. The ribbon and buttons are from my friend Dawn. The butterfly and border punch are Martha Stewart. The corner punch is EK Success.

Speaking of The Greeting Farm's Royal Battle, I offered blog candy for votes on April 4th. Given all the stuff I had going on, I didn't really get around to picking a winner.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


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Comment number 7 is Mary! Congrats Mary! Please email me (actressangel at gmail dot com) with your snail mail address and I'll send some goodies your way. :)