Monday, May 21, 2018

C.C. Designs: SPRING PINKIES

Happy Tuesday everyone! How awesome is the MAY RELEASE from C.C. Designs? I'm loving everything released this month!! There are cute kitties, some awesome Ninjas, and of course girlie girls called Spring Pinkies! The dies this month are fabulous too! And, you can't forget about the amazing birthday stamps released in April: Sue's Birthday Wish, Don's Birthday Wish, and Cherry On Top.
 
 
My card today features the SPRING PINKIES! I love this trio of adorable girls!! My friend's daughter has a best friend who is moving at the end of the month. They have been elementary school friends for a few years now so it's going to be hard for both of them. I made this card to represent them. I stamped them on Cryogen Cardstock and colored them with Copics.

Copics:
Girl 1 Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E15
Girl 1 Hair: E42, E25, E47
Girl 2 Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Girl 2 Hair: C3, C7, Black
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Black: C3, C5, C9
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV09
White: C00, C1, C2, C3, C5
 
I'm still working at those watercolor backgrounds my crafty DT Sister Jessie is always making. I find it's easier using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and scribbling the marker directly on to the watercolor paper and then coming in with a wet paintbrush and smearing the color around.


To give the card more dimension, I raised the girls on pop dots. This card was so much fun to make!
 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to grab your favorites.....have fun SHOPPING!!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: Happy To Sea You!

Happy Monday everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on MAY 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. I love that TGF stamp sets include the various elements and sentiment to help you build a scene. You really do get the complete story when you purchase one of their sets.
Today, my card features HAPPY TO SEA YOU. This set has coordinating dies available for purchase HERE. I love the coordinating dies from TGF because they cut close really close to the image.
I love using alcohol inks on Yupo paper to make water scenes. The colors are so vibrant and the way the ink spreads around is just magical. So, of course, when I spy sea creatures, I make "water" with inks! To make the sea creatures, I used Zig Brush Markers on watercolor paper. After spreading the ink around with a waterbrush, I used a Clear Glitter Marker on top to give it some sparkle. After the glitter ink dried, I stamped my images and then die-cut them out.

I raised the sea creatures, the stars, and the sentiment on foam tape for added dimension. The white wavy border was made using a MFT Die.
Don't forget all the new stamps are available to purchase now in The Greeting Farm Store!
Have an awesome week!
Rosie

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: S'MORE FUN!

TFIG everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on MAY 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. There is currently a short BLOG HOP where one lucky person will win all 4 stamp set. The hop ends Friday at 12pm CST so hurry and play along soon! 
 
Today, my card features S'MORE FUN. This set has a coordinating die set available for purchase HERE. There is also a digital S'MORE FUN ADD ON that has an awesome big foot, and additional camping accessories!! I love that TGF includes various elements to help you build a scene. I feel like you get the complete story when you purchase one of their sets because you get the characters, scene elements, and sentiments all together.
 
 
I made another scene card using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop-Landscape Die. I LOVE this die and use it a lot for my scene cards!

 
 I raised several elements on foam tape for added dimension. That big foot from the digital add-on makes me giggle, haha!

 
Don't forget all the new stamps are available to purchase now! There is currently a short Blog Hop you can participate in where one lucky person will win all 4 of the new sets! See you back here on Monday for more TGF goodness!

Have an awesome weekend!
Rosie

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: HANDS DOWN

 Happy Thursday everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on MAY 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. There is currently a short BLOG HOP where one lucky person will win all 4 stamp set. The hop ends this Friday at 12pm CST so hurry and play along soon!

Today, my card features HANDS DOWN. This set has a coordinating die set available for purchase HERE. I love that TGF includes various elements to help you build a scene. I feel like you get the complete story when you purchase one of their sets because you get the characters, scene elements, and sentiments all together.
 
 
I decided to try another watercolor background. I'm still trying to figure that technique out. My fellow DT sister Jessie does some amazing watercolor work. I think I need to have her teach me in person, LOL! The sea creatures were colored using Distress Oxide Inks. The watercolor background was done with Zig Markers.
 
 
I raised the sea creatures on pop dots and the watercolor paper on foam for a raised effect.

 
Don't forget all the new stamps are available to purchase now! There is currently a short Blog Hop you can participate in where one lucky person will win all 4 of the new sets! See you back here tomorrow for more TGF goodness!

Have an awesome week!
Rosie

Dies R Us: Waving Hello with Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You

Happy Thursday everyone! It's Rosemary here sharing this scene card I created with the Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You Stamps. I really enjoy creating scene cards, and the awesome selection at DIES R US gives me so many options!! I love that they carry Lawn Fawn Stamps! It makes creating a scene card easy and fun!

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The links to all of the products used from the Dies R Us Store are shown below. Here is a step-by-step of how I created this card. I started off using a few of the green Distress Oxide Inks to create the ocean bottom: Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover, Bundled Sage, and Forest Moss. I rubbed the inks onto the Ranger Craft Sheet. Then I spritzed the ink with water and slid my paper all over to get the first coat of color on.


The great thing about Distress Oxide Inks is that you can keep layering to get the desired effect. After I wiped off the mat, I swiped Lucky Clover and Forest Moss across the mat, spritzed water again and then just pressed certain areas of the paper onto the mat instead of swiping across so I could get more concentrated splotches.


Next, I stamped the images from the Mermaid For You Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto white cardstock, and colored them with markers. This stamp set also has Mermaid For You Coordinating Dies you can purchase so you don't have to fussy cut the images like I did. I definitely recommend getting the dies with this set! To get the stitched rectangle wave shape for the base of my card (top left), I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape Die. I also cut a piece of blue paper (top right) the same size as the die shape because I'm going to layer the Stitched Hillside Die-cut on top of that with foam squares for a raised effect.



For the green Distress Oxide Paper, I die-cut the bottom part of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside so I could layer that on top of the blue paper with foam squares. I used the Memory Box Wildflower Landscape Die to create the plant foliage behind the green hillside.

 

 I saw a cute turtle and smaller fish on the Memory Box Deep Sea Corner Die so I die-cut that out of the green paper, and then cut apart the pieces I wanted to add to my scene. That's the great thing about dies! They are really versatile!!


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Here are the Dies R Us products used:



Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares
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For more inspiration, come join the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
Come check these out! Click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Have an AWESOME Thursday!

Make it Crafty: UNICORN DREAMS!

Happy Thursday everyone! Before I get to my card, I wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter this month’s challenge which is: FLORA. You can link up your creations HERE. The challenge this time around is broad enough to give you extra room to experiment. You can color grass, trees, flowers, shrubs, anything you like that is flora. We can't wait to see what you make!

I absolutely LOVE unicorns, so I just had to color up this awesome girl called UNICORN DREAMS. I think she's beautiful! The sentiment is from the Unicorns and Rainbows Digi Set. I used an Avery Elle die to cut out my image. The sentiment was cut out and framed using a C.C. Designs Stitched Square Die.

 Copics: 
Skin: E000, E00, E51, E21, E11, E13 
Hair: C3, C7, C9 Lips: R22, R27 
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R39 
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99 
Unicorn: BV20, BV23, R20, R81, R83, R85 
Unicorn Mane: RV04, R24, Y15, YG25, BG13, B24, V15

The paper came from a Unicorn 12x12 Paper Pad I got at Michaels a while back. To finish off the card I added ribbon, along with a small bow and enamel dots in the corners.


Be sure to check out all the new digis and chipboard recently released. There are a lot of AWESOME goodies in the Make it Crafty Store!! Please join the Make it Crafty Facebook Group and share your creations with us so we can ooooh and aaaah over your work. Have an awesome Wednesday my friends. 

Hugs, 
Rosie

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: BEACH BUMS!


 Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week has been off to a great start. The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on MAY 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. There is currently a short BLOG HOP where one lucky person will win all 4 stamp set. The hop ends this Friday at 12pm CST so hurry and play along soon!
 
Today, my card features BEACH BUMS. This set has a coordinating die set available for purchase HERE. I love that TGF includes various elements to help you build a scene. I feel like you get the complete story when you purchase one of their sets because you get the characters, scene elements, and sentiments all together.
 

  My hubby and I love going to the beach for our Anniversary. We usually plan a big trip every 5 years, so on our 15th year Anniversary we went to Bora Bora. On our 20th (which is next year) we are thinking about the Maldives or maybe Bora Bora again since we loved it so much! I created this scene card to represent us!

 
 
Don't forget all the new stamps are available to purchase now! However, there is currently a short Blog Hop you can participate in where one lucky person will win all 4 of the new sets! See you back here tomorrow for more TGF goodness!
 
Have an awesome week!
Rosie

I Am Roses MAY Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

  
It's the 15th of the month so you know what that means....a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge! The rules are still the same, and we 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 MAY 15th - JUNE 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 “MAY 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
My card today features an image called Strawberry Girl from Stamp AnnieThing. This image was a freebie in the Stamp AnnieThing Facebook Group to anyone who participated in their card swap. The recipient of this card has received it in the mail so I can now share the details. I also sent her some I Am Roses flowers with the card so she could try them out. I hope she enjoyed it!

Copics:
Skin: E000, E51, E21, E11, E13, E15
Hair: C2, C7, C9, Black
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, YG28
Yellow: Y15
 
These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers on my card.
 
 
 
  I used Stitched Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies from C.C. Designs. The strawberry digital papers are from Prettygrafik Strawberry Fields Forever.
 
Don't forget, you have until JUNE 8th to link up your project, but remember you must use at least 2 items from I Am Roses.
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Greeting Farm: MAY NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!

It’s the 15th, and that means the new MAY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, BEACH BUMS, has all the elements to create a relaxing pool or beach-side scene. Next, we introduced a cute jellyfish, adorable octopus, and fabulous squid in the HANDS DOWN set. With summer right around the corner, we couldn't forget about camping and s'mores in the S'MORE FUN set. And finally, the HAPPY TO SEA YOU set showcased more sea fun with an awesome shark and whale, along with additional sea creatures.

To celebrate we are having a 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 Friday, MAY 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 it's 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.

As an added surprise, Maria has added a Digital File called S'MORE FUN ADD-ON! This digital set is so much fun and features a big foot, picnic table, and additional accessories to coordinate with the S'More Fun Stamp Set. You can purchase this digital file HERE.



We also released our new Faith Stamp called POUR OUT YOUR HEART today (instead of waiting until the end of the month)! 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!
Rosie