Monday, July 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm - July Ruly & Blog Hop


It’s the 15th, and the JULY Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. We are so excited to introduce 4 new stamps this month! Our first set, called TAKE A HIKE features the cutest couple ready to go on summer adventures. Our 2nd set called MISS ANYA SAMOYED features some fabulous big Anyas and an adorable Samoyed dog. Next, we have SLUMBER PARTY with 3 girls all ready for their sleepover. And lastly, we have a new sentiment set called THIS DAY, perfect for those planner and calendar pages.
 
 
 
I used the Take A Hike stamp set to make today's card.  I created the background by stenciling clouds and then I used copics to add the trail and grassy area.  I diecut a square from a piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment below the window.  I placed this over the outdoor scene using foam tape, and then adhered the hiking couple with foam tape too. 
 
To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until JULY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). The winner wins this entire release!

**NOTE: Please use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you). Thank you! 

TGF Design Team:
ANITA (You are here)
 
 
This is a short hop, and definitely worth playing along! Of course, if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps HERE.
 
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders on the16th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 
 
Happy Hopping!
 
Anita

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Greeting Farm - July Previews Day 4

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of The Greeting Farm previews of the July release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new This Day stamp set.


This set has stamps for every day of the week, along with some all-occasion sentiments.  I'm always looking for great sentiments to use on my cards and this stamp set is perfect!  I sponged some distress oxide ink onto Neenah cardstock and then added some patterned paper along the side.  I stamped an image from the new Miss Anya Samoyed stamp set, colored it with copics, and adhered it to my card with foam tape.  I also used foam tape for the sentiment flag and added a small heart.     

Please stop back Monday, July 15th for our blog hop!  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the team made with this great stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Greeting Farm - July Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of The Greeting Farm previews of the July release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Slumber stamp set.




How cute are these little gals in their sleeping bags?  This stamp set would be perfect for making slumber party invitations too!  I stamped and heat embossed some stars onto Bristol card and then sponged on distress inks to create a "starry sky". I colored the images with copics and adhered them with foam tape.   

Please stop back tomorrow for our fourth day of previews.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the team made with this great stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps Challenge

Good morning!  We have a new challenge today over on the Create A Smile Stamps Blog.


Our new challenge is a sketch.  I love sketch challenges and I hope you do too!  I used stamps from the Easter Tweetings stamp set.  I had so much fun designing Easter cards with this set and was happy to be able to adapt it to create an easy birthday card.  I sponged distress oxide inks onto Bristol card and flicked water from a paintbrush.  Once the Bristol was dry, I diecut some circles and a flag for my sentiment.  I stamped the images, diecut them with my Scan N Cut, then colored them with copics.  I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the gifts and flower.  Lastly, I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle.


I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge.  The winner will receive a gift card to the CAS shop.  You can find all the details over on the Create A Smile Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

The Greeting Farm - July Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm previews of the July release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Miss Anya Samoyed stamp set.



This new stamp set includes 3 Anyas!  I sponged some distress ink onto white cardstock for my background.  I colored Anya with copics and adhered her with foam tape for dimension.  I also added a few sequins because Anya always needs some sparkle in her life! 

Please stop back tomorrow for our third day of previews.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the team made with this great stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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 Take A Hike stamp set.


 
This new stamp set is all about the great ourdoors!  Boating, camping, hiking, and lots of fabulous sentiments too.  I sponged some distress ink onto Bristol card and diecut it to create the water and hills.  I used distress ink and a stencil to create the cloudy sky.  I colored the images with copics and adhered them with foam tape for dimension. 

Please stop back tomorrow for our second day of previews.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the amazing team made with this great stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hugs, Anita

Friday, July 5, 2019

Sending A Little Love

Hello friends!  I'm excited to announce that I'm joining the LDRS Creative Team and today I'm sharing my first post using some of their fabulous products! 


This adorable girl is Holly-Delightful Daisy from the Polkadoodles collection.  I stamped Holly with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored her with alcohol markers.  I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the flowers.  I diecut the image using one of the dies from the Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set and matted that onto red cardstock.


I covered an A2 card base with pretty paper from the Homemade Happiness 6x6 paper pack and adhered the image.  Once again I used Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp a sentiment from the Spot On stamp set onto red cardstock.  I diecut the sentiment using a die from the Practically Oval Frame Set and added that to my card.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps - LDRS Creative - Holly-Delightful Daisy and Spot On
Paper:  LDRS Creative - Homemade Happiness; Neenah
Other:  Copics, LDRS Creative Dies, white gel pen

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Greeting Farm - Hello Summer

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

 
 
I used the Beach Day stamp set that was part of the June release.  I colored this little surfer with copics and then used my Scan N Cut.  I sponged Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on Bristol card and diecut a wave, then used the same ink to stencil the cloudy sky.  I diecut a polaroid frame and adhered the cloudy sky and ocean wave in the frame.  I added the surfer and diecut sun using foam tape.  I used some pretty, bright dp from Doodlebug Designs and also added a few sequins for some sparkle. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have an amazing day!

Hugs, Anita 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Create A Smile Stamps Challenge

Good morning!  We have a new challenge today over on the Create A Smile Stamps Blog.


 
 
Our new challenge is to use the colors of summer.  I used stamps from the Cart Full Of Treasurers stamp set.  I love this cute little koala pulling a wagon full of flowers!  I sponged Cracked Pistachio and Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Inks onto Bristol card and flicked water from a paintbrush.  Once the Bristol was dry, I stamped the sentiment.  I stamped the images, diecut them with my Scan N Cut, then colored them with copics.  I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the koala's nose and I used a black glaze pen on the koala's eyes.  I used a white gel pen to add a few highlights.
 
 
I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge.  The winner will receive a gift card to the CAS shop.  You can find all the details over on the Create A Smile Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop



Welcome to the Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop!  If you are looking for some inspiration for Christmas cards, you have come to the right place.  Our team does a monthly Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop! We will be sharing Christmas creations on the 25th of each month.

The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards and projects in our stash all ready to go for December 2019!



I used the Smell Like Christmas  stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs.  I stamped the images on Neenah cardstock, colored them with copics, and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I used a black glaze pen on the mouse's nose and added some highlights using a white gel pen.  I sponged Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks onto Bristol card and then flicked water with a paintbrush.  I added a diecut frame and adhered all the images with foam tape for dimension.

Copics Used:
Mouse - W2, W1, W0; R00; 100
Clothes - C3, C1; R14, R12, R11, R00; G07, G05, G02, G00
Mittens and Boots - N8, N6, N4
Tray - B2, B01, B000
Cookies - E33, E31, E30, E50; R14, R12, R11; G05, G01; B02

Please hop along and be sure to visit each of the blogs.  There's lots of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
 

Anita Madden  (you are here)
 
Broni Holcombe  (on break this month)

Claire Broadwater  (on break this month)


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


Saturday, June 22, 2019

You're The Sweetest

Good morning friends!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring a sweet stamp set from Reverse Confetti.


These sweet images are from the Ice Cream Social set.  I adore this stamp set and it's so perfect for lots of different occasions.  I colored the images with copics and used a black glaze pen on their eyes.  I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen on the popsicle and ice cream to give them a frosty look.  I sponged Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink onto Bristol card and then spattered on some water drops.  I stamped the sentiment and then adhered the images with foam tape for dimension.  I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle. 
 
 Copics Used:
Bunny - W2, W1, W0, R00
Bear - E31, E30, E50, C1, E01
Ice Cream Cone - E27, E25, E23, R02, R12, R11, R00
Popsicle - G01, G00, G000, R02, R12, R11, R00, B02, B01, B000, E31
 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Hugs, Anita

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm - June Release & Blog Hop


It’s the 15th, and the JUNE Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store.  Our first set, MINKIE #2, piggy backs onto our previous Minkie #1 set.  Our next set, BEACH DAY, features summer activities.  Our third set, YOU, is all about encouraging sentiments.  And our fourth and final set, BEACH BABE ANYA features even more summer fun! 



I used Beach Day for my card. I love this sweet couple looking out at the ocean!   I inked Bristol card with distress inks to create the sand, water, and sky.  I colored the image with copics, diecut it with a Scan N Cut, and adhered it with foam tape.

Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00
Girl Hair - 100, C7, C5, C3
Boy Hair - E47, E25, E23, E21
Swimsuit - R85, R83, R81
Skimtrunks - YG17, YG03, YG01
Sand - E35, E33, E31
Heart - R37, R24, R14 

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until JUNE 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). The winner wins this entire release!

** NOTE:  Please use the same name on all the blogs when you leave a comment.  Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you).  Thank You!

TGF Design Team:


ANITA  (You are here)
 


MARTHA
 
This is a short hop, and definitely worth playing along! Of course, if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps HERE.
 
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders on the 18th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!
Hugs, Anita