Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm - July Release & Blog Hop

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JULY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first two sets called MERMAID KISSES and MERMAID GROTTO feature the cutest, most adorable mermaids plus a fantastic scene builder with the grotto. Our next set, FOXY FUN is super fabulous and perfect for those planner pages. And, of course, we couldn't forget about the busiest time of the year....summer, so we had to include MEGA-MINI SUMMER with some cool dudes and dudettes ready to hit the beach.


I used the adorable Mermaid Grotto stamps and coordinating dies to make my card.  I sponged distress inks onto Bristol card for both the ocean and sandy bottom, and another piece of Bristol card that I used for the bottle.  I stamped all the other images on Neenah and colored them with copics.  I fussy-cut the grotto and adhered it in the bottle.  I used the coordinating dies to diecut the remaining images and adhered them with foam tape to give the scene some dimension. 
 
Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41
Mermaid - RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52
Fish - YR18, YR14, YR12
Greenery - YG17, YG03, YG01
Coral - R24, R22, R20
Starfish - YR23, Y15, Y13
Grotto - C5, C3, C1
Treasure Chest - E27, E25, E23, E21
Sand in bottle - E33, E31, E30

To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Pretty AMAZING!  Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop.  Super Easy!

You have until Wednesday, JULY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA  (You are here)

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG 

You must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!
 
Hugs, Anita

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Greeting Farm - July Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of previews of The Greeting Farm July release!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring the new Mega-Mini Summer stamp set!


This is another fabulous set that you're going to want to add to your TGF collection!  This set is perfect for making summer and beach-themed cards.  I created my background by stenciling clouds and a grassy hill using distress inks.  I colored these adorable girls with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I adhered everything with foam tape to give my card some dimension. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - 100, C7, C5, C3; E49, E25, E23, E21; E89, E87, E84, E81
Green - YG17, YG03, YG01
Purple - V09, V17, V15, V01
Pink - RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52
Blue - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Orange - E09, YR18,YR14,YR12
Brown - E42, E41, E40

I hope you stop back on July 15th for our Blog Hop!  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with this adorable set!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Greeting Farm - July Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of previews of The Greeting Farm July release!  Today I'm sharing the new Foxy Fun stamp set!



This is such a fun and cute new set!  There all kinds of different little foxes included in this set. There are also speech bubbles, along with mini sentiments you can use in the bubbles.  I colored everything with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I sponged distress inks on Bristol card and popped it behind a three-window frame that I diecut.  I added some acetate and sequins to create a shaker card.  I thought these sweet little foxes would make an adorable birthday card! 

Copics Used:
Foxes - E09, YR18, YR14, YR12, C3, C1
Turquoise - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Pink - RV55, RV63, RV52
Green - YG17, YG03, YG01
Yellow - YR23, Y18, Y15, Y13 
 I hope you stop back tomorrow for our third day of previews.  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of our amazing team made with this adorable set!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Greeting Farm - July Previews Day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of The Greeting Farm previews of the July release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Mermaid Kisses stamp!


Aren't these little mermaids absolutely adorable?  There are tons of sweet little mermaids included in this set, along with some cute sentiments.  I colored everything with copics and then diecut all the mermaids with the coordinating dies.  I also diecut a white frame and sponged some distress inks behind the frame.  I adhered all the mermaids with foam tape and added some clear sequins for sparkle.  

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Orange - YR18, YR14, YR12
Purple - V17, V15, V12
Turquoise - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Pink - RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52
Yellow - YR23, Y18, Y15
Green - YG17, YG03, YG01

I hope you stop back tomorrow for our second day of previews.  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of our amazing team made with this adorable stamp.

Thanks for stopping by.
 


Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

I'm So Jelly

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card that I posted over on The Greeting Farm Blog.



I combined stamps from the Happy To Sea You and Make A Splash stamp sets.  I created my card base by applying watercolors and distress inks on watercolor paper.  I stamped all the images on Neenah, colored them with copics, and diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I adhered all the images with foam tabs.

Copics Used:
Jellyfish - RV55, RV63,RV52
Turtle - YG17, YG03, YG01, YG67, YG63, YG95
Starfish - Y38, Y18, Y15, Y13
Fish - YR18, YR14, YR12
Rocks - C3, C1
Seaweed - YG17, YG03, YG01
Coral - R24, R22, R20 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita
 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Greeting Farm - I Love Summer

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card that I created for The Greeting Farm's Tip Me Tuesday post.


This sweet bikini-loving girl is from the Beach Bums stamp set.  I colored the girl with copics and diecut her using the Beach Bums - Die Cuts.  To create the sandy area, I sponged distress ink on Bristol paper and diecut it.  I stenciled clouds on the base of my card and then adhered the sand.  I added a diecut palm tree and sun to finish the scene.  If you're interested in the copics I used for her hair then pop over to The Greeting Farm Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Beach Bums
Paper:  Neenah; Bristol
Other:  Copics, Distress Ink

Monday, June 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Blog Hop



Today is the Keeping Christmas blog hop! I'm not participating this month but please hop along and check out the rest of the inspiring work from the team!


Anita Madden  (you are here)
 


 
 Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!
 
 Hugs, Anita 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer - Make A Wish

Hello friends, I'm here today sharing another guest designer card for Whimsy Stamps.


This stamp set is Norbert and Fiona Playtime and I think the images in this set are so adorable!  I colored the dragon and bunny with copics and then created masks for them.  I used the Sun Rays Stencil and distress ink to add the sun rays behind the dragon and bunny. 

Copics Used:
Dragon - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Bunny - C3, C1, R00
Grass - G46, G43, G40

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps - Norbert and Fiona Playtime
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, stencil, distress ink 

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm - June Release & Blog Hop

It’s the 15th, and that means the new JUNE Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, PLAN IT ANYA, is a full size Anya perfect for your planners, and so many different projects. Our second set, MY UNIVERSE, introduced space characters and elements to create an out-of-this world scene. Next, we introduced some adorable animals in our WILD TIME set. And, of course, we couldn't forget about cute and sassy hippos in the HI HIPPO set. This release has so much variety to fit everyone!



I used the adorable Hi Hippo stamps and coordinating dies to make my card.  I colored the images with copics and then diecut them.  I also added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the eyeglasses and coffeepot.  I cut several decorative panels for the front of my card and then sponged on some distress ink.  I adhered the hippos with foam tape and then added some sequins for some sparkle. 

 
Copics Used:
Hippos - W3, W1, W0
Skirt - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Coffee Pot - C5; B000; E89, E87, E84, E81
Tie - V17, B15, V12
Coffee Cup - BG18,BG15, BG13, BG11
 

To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Pretty AMAZING! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. Easy Peasy!

You have until Monday, JUNE 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner later in the week.

TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG

 
You must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

We also released our new Faith Stamp Set called PROMISE today! It's already a hit among our Design Team! This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the New Release.

 
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!
 
Hugs, Anita

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Greeting Farm - June Previews Day 4

Hello and welcome to the last day of The Greeting Farm June release previews!  Today I'm sharing the Hi Hippo stamp set!



This stamp set has four of the most adorable little hippos!  I know you're going to love this set!  I colored everything with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the eyeglasses and coffeepot to give them some shine.  I sponged inks on the front of my card and used foam tape to adhere all the hippos.  I added a few enamel dots to finish off my card. 

Copics Used:
Hippos - W3, W1, W0, R30
Skirt - RV55, RV63, RV52
Coffee Pot - B000; E89, E87, E84, E81; C5, C3
Coffee Cup - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Tie - B97, B95,B93, B91
Newspaper - E42, E41

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our Blog Hop!  In the meantime, visit The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with this adorable set!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Hi Hippo
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Nuvo Crystal Glaze, enamel dots

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Greeting Farm - June Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of previews of The Greeting Farm June release!  Today I'm sharing the new Wild Time stamp set!


This is another fabulous set that you're going to want to add to your TGF collection!  There are lots of safari animals and fun sentiments.  I colored everything with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I created a background on my card using copics for the pond, dirt, and grassy areas.  I used a stencil and distress inks to create the cloudy sky.  I adhered all the animals with foam tape to give my card some dimension. 

Copics Used:
Water - BG05, BG01, B000
Dirt - E33, E31, E30
Grass - G46, G43, G40
Hippo - W3, W1, W0
Zebra - C7, C5, C3, C1
Giraffe - Y28, Y26, Y23 and E57, E55, E53

I hope you stop back tomorrow for our last day of previews.  Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with this adorable set!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Wild Time
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, cloud stencil