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

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest: Innovation Master Category

 
Happy Thursday everyone! Have you entered the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest? There are 3 different categories you can join for a chance at winning a $250 shopping spree at My Favorite Things!! WOO HOO!! They will select 15 people (5 winners from each of the 3 categories) to win the shopping spree. Can you believe that?!! The deadline is tonight at 9:00pm CST though so HURRY!!

I knew I wanted to enter the Innovation Master Category, and create an awesome scene with a Bendi Fold Card. I wasn't sure if I would be able to pull it off due to time constraints, but I finally finished it!! Talk about "under the wire"! This card not only has a slider for the animals on the front to take a ride down the slope, but it also has a pull tab so the hot air balloon rises up. This card features a lot of MFT Stamps Sets and Dies!

Here is the full view of the Bendi Card featuring some cute and adorable farm animals from the Farm Friends Stamp Set! The animals in the wheelbarrow are on a slider so they roll down the slope when you tilt the card. How FUN is that?!! I used the dies in the MFT Die-namics Hit The Slopes set for both the slider and lift tab and the grassy slopes.

The grassy lines were made using a stamp from Ewe Are The Best Stamp Set. I just stamped using the Versamark Watermark Ink onto green cardstock and then rubbed darker green chalk over the lines.


Here is the left panel open where you can see the two cows and a little mouse peeking out. The tree trunk was stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink onto brown cardstock, and darker brown chalk rubbed over the lines. The same for the tree foliage. The oval from MFT Die-namics Well-Worn Greeting was the perfect size.

The hot air balloon with the little puppy and the little house under the tree are from the Up In The Air Stamp Set. The balloon part was again stamped in Versamark Watermark Ink and rubbed with chalk in rainbow colors!! The little flower on the hot air balloon came from the Somebunny Stamp Set and stamped in a random pattern.
The "Lift Me" sentiment is part of a longer sentiment in the Up In the Air Stamp Set. Here is a picture of the hot air balloon lifted up. The little clouds were made using a stamp from the Somebunny Stamp Set. I made the cloud background with the MFT Die-namics Stitched Cloud Edges and blue chalk.


Have an awesome Thursday my friends! Be sure to head over to the My Favorite Things Blog to see the different categories with all the amazing entries so far! The judges are definitely going to be challenged picking winners...that's for sure!
Hugs,
Rosie

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest: Clean & Simple Genius Category

 
Happy Thursday everyone! Have you entered the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest? There are 3 different categories you can join for a chance at winning a $250 shopping spree at My Favorite Things!! WOO HOO!! They will select 15 people (5 winners from each of the 3 categories) to win the shopping spree. Can you believe that?!! The deadline is tonight though so HURRY!!

I decided to enter the Clean and Simple Genius category with this card featuring BB Beast Friends! I mean seriously, could these Yeti be any cuter?! I LOVE them!! They are stamped on Xpress It Blending Card and colored with Copic Markers.

Copics:
BG11, BG13, BG72, BG75, R81, N0, N2, Colorless Blender

I used the MFT Polaroid Die for the frame. You can find several Polaroid sizes in the MFT Die-namics Precious Polaroid set. I then fussy cut the Yeti and snipped around their arms so they would fit over the frame of the polaroid. The sentiment is also from the stamp set.


Do you see the Yeti feet decorative paper? I made that paper using the cute little feet stamp included in the BB Beast Friends Set. Here's how I did it...


I stamped the feet onto white cardstock using the VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad. It leaves a clear, sticky imprint on your cardstock. Then I used a Q-tip and rubbed black chalk all over the paper. EASY PEASY and totally FUN!
Have an awesome Thursday my friends! Be sure to head over to the My Favorite Things Blog to see the different categories you can enter and all of the amazing entries so far! The judges are definitely going to be challenged picking winners...that's for sure!

Hugs,
Rosie

The Greeting Farm: Merry & Bright

Happy Thursday everyone! Today, I'm showcasing a recently released set from The Greeting Farm called Merry & Bright! I love all the stamps this month because Christmas is my favorite holiday! The great thing about this set is that it has a coordinating Die Set so you don't have to fussy cut anything.
 
Merry & Bright - Clear 
Merry & Bright - Die Cuts 
I decided to make another scene card because deer frolicking in the snow are just so stinkin' CUTE! I used some My Favorite Thing's Dies to make the snowy tree landscape. I stamped all my elements on X-Press It Blending Card, and colored them with Copic Markers.
 
Copics:
Deer: E42, E43, E44, E15, E37, E39, E27, R81
Green: YG25, YG17, YG67, G18
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R39
Bird: B23, B24, B29
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
 
I used some scrap paper in my stash. The sentiment is part of the Merry & Bright set. I raised the front snowy panel and the reindeer on pop-dots.
 
 
 Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store to snatch up all these awesome stamps and dies! This release is perfect for all of those holiday cards!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Greeting Farm: Oh, What Fun!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I'm showcasing a recently release set from The Greeting Farm called Oh, What Fun! I love the stamps this month because Christmas is my favorite holiday! The great thing about this set is that it has a coordinating Die Set so you don't have to fussy cut anything.
 
Oh, What Fun - ClearOh, What Fun - Die Cuts
 
I knew when I saw this adorable set that I wanted to create a tree-decorating scene. I stamped all my elements on X-Press It Blending Card and cut them out using the Coordinating Dies. I then colored them with Copic Markers.
 
 Copics:
Foxes: E23, E39, E18, N4, N2, C2
Green: YG23, YG17, YG67, G18
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59
Tree: Inked in brown and green ink
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
 
Next, I used some cute, decorative papers from Echo Park Deck The Halls 6x6 Paper Pad. The snow slope was made using a My Favorite Things Die. I raised the tree and foxes on pop-dots.


 Don't forget you still have until NOON today (CST) to participate in the TGF BLOG HOP for a chance at winning the entire September Release!! Head over to the blog HERE
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Friday, September 15, 2017

I Am Roses September 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 SEPTEMBER 15th - OCTOBER 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 “SEPT 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 Bella Rose. Isn't she gorgeous?! That hair is so beautiful! I wish my hair was that thick and that long.

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E49
Lips: R24, R29
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
 
These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers on my card:
The decorative paper is from a 12x12 paper pad called Recollections C'est La Vie (from Michaels). The sentiment is from Penny Black. I used a MFT Die to cut out the oval frame. The sentiment shape is from Creative Basics Fancy Rectangle Build a Card Die Set. The pearls are from Walmart.
 
 

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. I can't wait to see what you make!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, September 14, 2017

C.C. Designs: Swiss Pixie Heidi with Headband

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm back featuring another cutie from the C.C. Designs September Release called Swiss Pixie Heidi with Headband. I think she's really versatile and can be used for all sorts of occasions!
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Shoes: E42, E43, E44
White: C3, N0, Colorless Blender
 
I decided to create a scene card....reminds me of our trip to Switzerland over the summer. Man, I miss it!! I seriously could move there! I used another one of the new Creative Basic dies! C.C. Designs is bringing back dies to the store, and on this card I used the Cloudy Days and Waves Dies to make the cloud border. The other dies are from Lawn Fawn.
 
 
Now be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

C.C. Designs: Swiss Pixie Thankful Lucy

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is going great so far! Today I made an Easel Card to showcase this adorable girl from the C.C. Designs September Release called Swiss Pixie Thankful Lucy...isn't she fabulous?!!
 
2017-09-13 Thankful Lucy (closeup)
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Dress: BG11, BG72, BG75, YR04, YR07, YR09, E19
Socks: BG11, BG72, BG75
Shoes: E42, E43, E44
Green: YG25, YG17, YG67
Orange: YR04, YR07, E19
Red: R39
Yellow: Y15
 
 
 I also used some of the new Creative Basic dies! C.C. Designs is bringing back dies to the store, and today I'm showcasing the Fancy Rectangle Build A Card Die Set (the sentiment shape, leaves, and bird), along with the Dotted Daisies Dies (large flower in the corner). 
 
 
 My decorative papers are from Echo Park I Love Family 6x6 Paper Pad. The ribbon and additional flowers were from my stash.
 
 
 Now be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to snatch up all of these awesome goodies!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sassy Cheryl's: Early Winter Whispers

 
Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I'm showcasing this adorable image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps. called Early Winter Whispers. Isn't it so sweet?! I love FALL, and all the things that come with cooler weather...leaves changing colors, sweaters, boots, hot cocoa, soup, etc. And who better to share all of that with than a sweet, adorable puppy!!
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Green: YG23, YG17, YG67, G28
Black: C5, C6, C7, C9
Puppy: E42, E43, E44
Bench: E43, E44, E47
Leaves: YG67, Y15, R27, YR09
Scarf: YR04, E19, YG23, G28, E43, E77, Gold Sharpie 
Grass: BG96
Clouds: Chalk
 
I used one of the dies in My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Scallop Frames for the oval around my image. The sentiment is from Penny Black's Special Thoughts Sentiment Set, and is actually written more vertically. I just inked each line separately to make it a long, horizontal sentiment to fit my card better. That's the great thing about clear sentiments!! My decorative paper is from Echo Park I Love Family 6x6 Paper Pad. The cute corner die is from Whimsy Stamps. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

Be sure to head over to Sassy Cheryl's Stamps to grab this image for your collection! While you are there, browse around....there are a lot of wonderful stamps to snatch up! 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 7, 2017

C.C. Designs September Release is NOW available!

Today is RELEASE DAY for the SEPTEMBER Stamps at C.C. Designs. This month we are back with stamps from the C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies and Roberto's Rascals lines. The Swiss Pixies feature some adorable Thanksgiving gals, and Roberto's Rascals showcased some fabulous Vikings! All of these stamps are adorable and soooooo much fun to color!


 I decided to make a shaker card for an upcoming birthday using Roberto's Rascals Viking Henry...isn't he awesome?!! I stamped him on Xpress It Blending Card and colored him with Copics

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Black: C5, C6, C7, C9
Teal: BG11, BG72, BG75
Gold & Silver Sharpie Paint Pens
 
I used patterned papers from American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together 6x6 Paper Pad. The circle star cut-out was made using the Memory Box Starry Lens Die. The awesome sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Happy Birthday To You Sentiment Set.
 
 
 
All of the new stamps are available in the C.C. Designs Store! Be sure to check the C.C. Designs Blog to see if you were one of the winners from the Preview Day blog posts. Have an awesome Thursday! 
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

C.C. Designs: PREVIEW DAY 2: VIKING NANCY


Happy Wednesday everyone! Today we are on Day 2 of Previews for the SEPTEMBER RELEASE at C.C Designs. This month, the stamps from C.C. Designs feature Thanksgiving, and the stamps from Roberto's Rascals feature vikings. Sounds like a load of 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 today's post and tomorrow's post on the C.C. Designs BLOG, and we will randomly draw a winner from each day to win ONE of the stamps featured that day. You have until this Wednesday, September 6th at 3pm EST to leave a comment on each Preview Day post. We will announce the winners on our Thursday New Release Video Showcase Blog Post at 12pm EST.

Today, I'm showcasing Roberto's Rascals Viking Nancy, along with theCreative Basics Fancy Rectangle Build A Card Die Set. She is stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Hair: C3, C7, C9
Green: YG25, YG17, YG67, G28
Black: C5, C6, C7, C9
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
 
The decorative paper, shield and viking hat came from an Etsy file called Viking Historic. The sentiment is another Etsy file available HERE. The sentiment was cut out using the new Creative Basics Fancy Rectangle Build A Card Die Set. 
 
 

These new stamps will be available for purchase on Thursday at 12pm EST! In addition, we will have a New Release Video Showcase, and announce the winners from each Preview Day Post. So be sure to leave a comment on yesterday's post and today's post on the C.C. Designs BLOG before 3pm EST.

Hugs,
Rosie