Monday, October 16, 2017

The Greeting Farm: Best Friends!

Happy Monday everyone! As you may have seen there were some awesome sets released at The Greeting Farm yesterday. Don't forget there is a BLOG HOP where 1 lucky winner will take home all 4 sets!! All you have to do is leave a comment on each participating DT's Blog post for a chance to win! It's a short hop list so not time consuming at all!

Today I'm showcasing BEST FRIENDS. I think she is so gorgeous with her beautiful eyes and fall wardrobe! She also has a coordinating die so you don't have to fussy cut her out. The thing I LOVE about the TGF dies is that they cut very close to the image. I don't like a huge white border around my images so I generally don't order coordinating dies, but the ones from TGF are AWESOME!!

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Hair: E43, E77, E47, E49
Eyes: E43
Teal: BG11, BG13, BG72, BG75
Tights: E25, E27, E29
Boots: E42, E43, E44, E47
Scarf: YR04, E19, BG13, BG75, E25, E29

I used some older decorative papers from my stash. I watercolored the background behind my image with distress inks. To finish it off I added some pearls in the corners. The fabulous sentiment is from Impression Obsession.


Be sure to check out all the NEW RELEASES in The Greeting Farm Store. See you back here on Wednesday when I showcase Honor Students. If you are a Harry Potter fan you're gonna love it!!

Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I Am Roses OCTOBER Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

  
It's a new year so we changed up the monthly challenge. The rules are still the same, BUT instead of 1 Prize, we will have 4 Prizes up for grabs!!

Here is the breakdown:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher

Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher


Isn't that fantastic! If that's not motivation to enter then we don't know what is! Can't wait to see your creations using I Am Roses Flowers! First, here are the Rules:

Here are the Details/Rules
  • Contest runs OCTOBER 15th - NOVEMBER 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “OCT IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th  
 Today, I paired my I Am Roses flowers with this fabulous New Release from Conie Fong called Wynona Witch. Isn't she awesome! The sweetest witch ever!

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Hair: Black, C7, G28, YG06
Eyes: YG06, YG25, YG67
Lips: R20, R22, R24
Green: YG06, YG25, YG67, G28
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV08
Black: C3, C5, C7, C9 
Orange: YR04, YR07, YR09, E19
Yellow: Y15, Y21, YR23
Ground: BG93, BG96

These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers on my card:
The halloween paper came from my stash, along with the cut-out sentiment. The oval scallop frame around my image is a MFT Die. Now, don't forget to come play along with us on the IAR Challenge Blog using flowers from the I Am Roses Store. You have until NOVEMBER 8th to link up your project, but remember you must use at least 2 items from I Am Roses. I can't wait to see what you make!

Hugs,
Rosie

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store: Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti!

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are getting some crafty time in this weekend! I've had a busy one, but I'm loving every minute of it! Y'all know I LOVE me some Yetis!! So I had to have this set from Mama Elephant called Me and My Yeti. I paired it with the sentiments from Mama Elephant called Sentiments from a Yeti. They, of course, go together perfectly!
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Hair: E42, E77, E79
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
Teal: BG11, BG15
Yeti: B91, B93, B23, B24, B26, C1, C2, C3, C5, Colorless Blender
 
I totally love these little characters and that Yeti! To create my scene, I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Backdrop PORTRAIT DIE. Isn't it fabulous!! I love all the elements that come with it! I raised the panel and characters on pop-dots for added dimension.
 
 
 Don't forget about our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge on the 7 Kids Challenge Blog. Just click on the link on the Challenge Blog (right side bar) to upload your card for a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate to the store! We also have a FACEBOOK CHALLENGE for another chance at winning $20. Head over to our Facebook Group, 7 Kids Customers Create, and look under albums for the challenge photo with today's date! Please use products from the 7 Kids Store on your uploaded projects.

Have a great Sunday my friends!
Rosie

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Love Cynthia Stamps: Coffee Addict

Happy Saturday everyone! I've fallen in LOVE with these awesome stamps from Love Cynthia! She is an Artist who lives in France, and she creates adorable characters that are perfect for planner pages, cards, scrapbook layouts....pretty much anything and everything crafty!
She is currently running a contest for the month of October with various themes each week. At the end of the month she will pick 2 winners to receive 50 EUROS shop credits!! How awesome is that?! The theme for the 2nd Week is "THINK PINK". For this round you can create anything using Love Cynthia stamps, but add a touch of pink!
 
I decided to make an Easel Card because I wanted to fit as many of the characters and elements from one of my fave sets called COFFEE ADDICT onto the card.....mission accomplished!!
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Brown Hair: E42, E47, E49
Black Hair: C3, C7, C9, Black
White: C1, C2, C3, Colorless Blender
Teal: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R37
Plaid: R81, R37, BG13, BG18
Bunny: C3, C5, R20
Bear: E42, E43, E44
Gold Sharpie Marker
 
I used some digital papers I found on Etsy called Coffee and Donut Lover. I thought it fit the happy girls perfectly! The coffee mug clip art is also part of the paper file.


Be sure to head over to the Love Cynthia Facebook Group and play along if you own some of the stamps. She also shares FREEBIES in the group! Definitely check out the Love Cynthia Store and add some of these adorable sets to your collection. You will LOVE them!
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Greeting Farm: Tip Me Tuesday-Skin Series

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I'm featured on The Greeting Farm Blog for their bi-monthly Tip Me Tuesday series. TMT is a fun little post about favorite color combos, using our choice of mediums. For the month of October, TGF is showcasing different skin combos.
 
I'm sharing how I color my TGF images who wear glasses. I used this adorable girl who was part of the Stamptember Celebration at Simon Says Stamp. The set is sold out, but you could use You're Spectacular to practice. As an extra bonus I also included one of my fave hair combos so keep scrolling. :)
 
Step 1: I usually start with my lightest color (E000) and outline where I think I'm going to add my darkest color for the shadow on her face.
 
Step 2: I come in with my darkest color E13 and add my shadows (over the E000). You can see I added E13 under her hair line and under the rim of her glasses.
 
Step 3: I then come in with my next darkest color E11, going a little over the E13 and bringing the line out a little towards the center of her face. I also use E11 to make a circle around her eyes so I remember to leave a little white around her pupil.
 
Step 4: Next, I add E01 and bring the line even further to the center of her face.
 
Step 5: I add E00, and again bring my color closer to the center of her face.
 
Step 6: Then I add E000 and go over everything to blend even further.
 
Step 7: Finally, I use N2 to color the glasses over her eyes.
 
NOW, on to the bonus feature of HAIR! When I do hair, I always start with my darkest color and lay in my shadow. For this image I started with E49.
 
Then I brought in E79, and E47 and flick my lines out further to the center of the highlight.
 For my final step, I used E43 and colored in the white areas.
 
If you try this combo for skin or hair, we would LOVE to see it! You can post your coloring and cards on our Facebook page, The Greeting Farm Fan Page. Be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog next Tuesday to see the next skin combo from another amazing designer!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Love Cynthia Stamps: Make It Happen

Happy Saturday everyone! I've fallen in LOVE with these awesome stamps from Love Cynthia! She is an Artist who lives in France, and she creates adorable characters that are perfect for planner pages, cards, scrapbook layouts....pretty much anything and everything crafty!

She is currently running a contest for the month of October with various themes each week. At the end of the month she will pick 2 winners to receive 50 EUROS shop credits!! How awesome is that?! The theme for the first week is called "I'm A Happy Girl" and the goal is to pick one of her stamps that best represents you. 

I love to travel and one of my favorite cities to go on adventures in is New York City! There is so much to see and do there, and of course, the food is AMAZING! When I was little and my dad was in the Army, we would get stationed in Germany a lot. New York is where we always flew out of on our travels overseas so we would always get there a couple days early and do some sightseeing before the plane ride.

I used the girl from the Make It Happen Stamp Set to best represent me in the first challenge of the month. I also used elements from the Don't Quit Your Daydream to created the Polaroid scene. I stamped the Statue of Liberty with Versamark Ink, rubbed green chalk over the image and cut her out. The rest of the scene was stamped and colored with Copics. I used blue chalk to make the sky.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Black: C3, C5, C7, C9
Polaroid Scene: C3, C5, BG72, B97
Taxi Cab: YR21, YR23, C5, C7, C9, R27, Silver Paint Pen

I used some digital papers I found on Etsy called New York City Themed Paper and New York. The sentiments on the Polaroid frame are from 2 older Love Cynthia stamp sets.

Be sure to head over to the Love Cynthia Facebook Group and play along if you own some of the stamps. She also shares FREEBIES in the group! Definitely check out the Love Cynthia Store and add some of these adorable sets to your collection. You will LOVE them!

Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, October 5, 2017

C.C. Designs: October New Release Now Available!!

 
Today is RELEASE DAY for the OCTOBER Stamps at C.C. Designs. This month we are back with stamps from the C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies and Roberto's Rascals featuring all the cute things about CHRISTMAS!! I'm love this month's release so much! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Blog to see the New Release Video, and to find out if you were a winner from our Preview Days.
 
 I've been on a roll with scene cards, so I decided to make another one! This one features two stamps from the new release...Roberto's Rascals Little Elf with one of the reindeer from the 3 Reindeers Set. I love his expression and felt like he needed a cutie to gaze upon. I think they look so sweet together!
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Black Hair: Black, C9, C3
Brown Hair: E43, E47, E49
Reindeer Outfit: E23, E25, E27, E29, R11
Antlers: E42, E43, E44
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Green: YG06, YG17, YG67, G28

The adorable Christmas Tree die is from Tutti Designs. To make the rug, I cut out a thin oval from patterned paper using an older C.C. Designs die. Next, I added red cardstock and cut little slits around the oval to make the fringe. The "wood" floors were made using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop Die. I used one of the sentiments from the new C.C. Designs Christmas Wishes, stamped it with Versamark, and rubbed green chalk around it. The red scalloped frame was made using a My Favorite Things Die.

 
All of the new stamps are available in the C.C. Designs Store! Have an awesome Thursday! 
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

C.C. Designs October Release PREVIEW DAY 2

 
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today we are on Day 2 of Previews for the OCTOBER RELEASE at C.C. Designs. This month we are back with stamps from C.C. Designs and Roberto's Rascals featuring all things Christmas!! Sounds like a load of CUTENESS and FUN, right?! We can't wait to show off these cuties!
 
Prize Structure: Going forward, we want to give you a chance to win some of the new release stamps! Each day of previews will feature a specific artist. Leave a comment on the C.C. Designs Blog Post from yesterday and today, and they will randomly draw a winner from each day to win ONE of the stamps featured that day. You have until Wednesday, October 4th at 3pm EST to leave a comment on each Preview Day post. The winners will be announced on the C.C. Designs New Release Video Showcase Blog Post on Thursday, at 12pm EST. 
 
Today, I'm showcasing Roberto's Rascals 3 Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set along with the Christmas Wishes Sentiments.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: Black, C9, C3
Reindeer Costume: E23, E25, E27, E29, R20
Antlers: E44, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R37, R39

The sentiments are from the new C.C. Designs Christmas Wishes Sentiments. The scene was created using a Lawn Fawn Die and papers from my stash. The barber shop sign came from an LDRS stamp set.

Now, don't forget to go to the C.C. Designs Blog and leave comments on both Preview Day blog posts for a chance at winning some FREE stamps!

Have an awesome Wednesday!
Rosie

Sunday, October 1, 2017

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store: Little Santa and Little Reindeer from Mama Elephant

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are getting some crafty time in this weekend! 7 Kids Crafting Supply Store has two sales going on right now! Did you know they are now carrying some pet supplies? If you have a fur baby and want to add something sweet to your crafty order for your cuddly, furry friend now is the time! 7 Kids also has a sale for Echo Park and Carta Bella products!

 
 
Today, I'm sharing a card I made for 7 Kids Crafting Supply Store. One of the stamp lines that Kelly carries in the 7 Kids Store is called Mama Elephant Stamps. They are some of my favorite stamps!! On this card, I combined Little Santa Agenda with Little Reindeer Agenda to create a scene card. Aren't they just ADORABLE?!! 
 
I totally love these little characters and animals. They are perfect for all of you journal lovers too! The fabulous snowy landscape, along with the house and tree are part of Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape Die (the landscape version is sold out, but the PORTRAIT DIE is still available).
 
 
Don't forget about our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge on the 7 Kids Challenge Blog. Just click on the link on the Challenge Blog (right side bar) to upload your card for a chance at winning a $30 gift certificate to the store! Please use products from the 7 Kids Store on your uploaded projects.

Have a great Sunday my friends!
Rosie

Friday, September 29, 2017

I Am Roses + Conie Fong's Candy Sally

Happy Friday everyone! Today I'm showcasing the beautiful paper flowers from I Am Roses with Conie Fong's Candy Sally. I love all of Conie's digital stamps and this one is so adorable and versatile! There are different versions of this gal in Conie's Store so be sure to head over and check them all out. She was created for Halloween, but by changing the colors you can adapt her to any theme!

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: C3, C7, Black
Eyes: E42, E44, E74
Lips: R27
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39, Stickles
Black: C5, C7, C9
Candy: RV55, RV04, RV05, RV09, BG11, BG13, R27

  My decorative papers are from Pebbles My Funny Valentine 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from two different Penny Black stamp sets. I used a MFT die to cut my scalloped oval frame. The scallop border on the heart paper is from Lawn Fawn. The enamel dots are from C.C. Designs. The glittery ribbon is from Walmart.
 
These are the beautiful I Am Roses flowers used on my card:
 
 Now, don't forget to come play along with us on the IAR Challenge Blog using flowers from the IAR STORE. You have until OCTOBER 8th to link up your project, but remember you must use at least 2 items from I Am Roses. There are 4 prizes to be won so I hope you join us!!

Hugs,
Rosie

Sassy Cheryl's Illustrations: Autumn Haul

 
TGIF Baby! Today, I'm showcasing this adorable image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps called Autumn Haul. Isn't it AWESOME! I love FALL, and all the things that come with cooler weather...leaves changing colors, sweaters, boots, hot cocoa, soup, and of course....trips to the pumpkin patch to get the perfect pumpkin!
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13 
GIRL:
Girl Hair: Black, C7, C3
Shirt/Headband: R24, R27, R29, R39
Scarf: R24, R39, BG11, BG75
Jeans: B93, B95, B97, B99
Boots: C5, C7, C9, Black, R39
BOY:
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Shirt: BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78
Scarf: YR04, E19, BG11, BG75
Shorts: E42, E43, E44
Boots: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
PUMPKINS: YR04, YR07, YR09, E19, YG93, YG95, YG97, G99
WAGON: E44, E47, E49, C3, C5, C7, Black, N0, N2, Colorless Blender
Ground: BG93, BG99
Sky: Blue Chalk
 
Okay, I think I captured all the Copics uses....boy is that a long list, haha! I kept my card pretty clean and simple as I wanted the beautiful image to be the focal point.

 Be sure to head over to Sassy Cheryl's Stamps to grab this image for your collection! While you are there, browse around because there are a lot of wonderful stamps to snatch up, included some in the sale section! The great thing about her store is that you can also purchase a colored version of this stamp for your projects if you don't want to color....easy peasy crafting!

If you want to stay in the loop on new releases and sales, then come and join us over at Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood Facebook Group. It's also a great place to share your projects using these fun stamps!

Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Scrap N' Dipity: Scribble Sally Be My Valentine

Happy Thursday my friends! Just one more day until the glorious weekend, thank goodness! Today, I'm sharing a card for one of the Sponsors at the Cards and Colour Facebook Group called Scrap N' Dipity! They have adorable digital images that are so much fun to color!! 

This card features a fabulous gal named Scribble Sally-Be My Valentine.....LOVE her! She is colored with Copic Markers.

Copics:
Skin: E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Glasses: BG13
Dress/Heart: R24, R27, R29, R39
Envelope: BG11, BG72, BG75
Shoes: C6, C7, Black

I used some cute papers from my stash for the background, sentiment and typewriter. The ribbon and black gems came from Walmart. I cut a heart paper drinking straw in half and added it behind my ribbon, and then finished it off with the red Spiral Stamens.

We hope you come join us for fun and inspiration on the Cards and Colour Facebook Group! It's an awesome group of supportive ladies, just having fun coloring!

Hugs,
Rosie

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Greeting Farm: Holiday Wishes

Happy Friday everyone!! It's been a crazy, busy week. I can't tell you how glad I am that it's Friday, and hopefully an awesome start to a relaxing weekend. Today, I'm showcasing this cutie patootie penguin from The Greeting Farm's Holiday Wishes and its coordiating Die Cuts:

  

I think this penguin is adorable and it can be used not only for Christmas, but also for all those winter birthdays (mine included :)!

Copics:
Penguin: C1, C3, C5, C6, C7, C9, Colorless Blender
Hat/Scarf: BG11, BG13, BG72, BG75
Pom Pom: N0, C1, C3
 
I've been on a scene kick this week so I made another scene card. I used the snowflakes included in the stamps set to make my background. I just used Versamark Watermark Ink and then rubbed the paper with blue chalk. It's a fun technique and I've used it a lot today!
 
  
Now don't forget these amazing NEW stamps and coordination dies are in The Greeting Farm Store ready to be sent to a loving home!

Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember: The Greeting Farm Pumpkin Spice It Up


Happy Friday everyone! Today I get to show off a new The Greeting Farm Stamp Set that is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp for their STAMPtember Celebration!! It's called Pumpkin Spice It Up and it has a coordinating Die Set.
I stamp the adorable fashionista with the glasses onto Xpress It Blending Card and colored her with Copic Markers.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, N0 (over glasses)
Hair: E43, E77, E49
Teal: BG11, BG13, BG72, BG78
Orange: E18, YR04, YR09
Plaid: Y04, E18, BG13
 
The adorable digital paper is called Pumpkin Spice Latte...isn't it awesome?! I used the SugarPea Designs Coffee To Go Die Set to make the coffee cup. The sentiment is from the stamp set.
 
 
 You can check out all the exclusive stamps featured all month so far on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Have an awesome weekend friends!
Rosie