Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Greeting Farm April Release Preview Creation for "Get Well" Stamp Set. Win some Free Stamps today too Read below to find out how!!!

Get Well Soon - a very

 Healthy Preview???  LOL!!!!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

Well today I have a very special Preview for you tomorrow on April 1st The Greeting Farm April Releases go live!!!!  Since I am part of The Critter Crew I will be having Previews of this set on my Blog on Wednesday, Thursday, and again for Farm Fresh Friday on Friday!!!

So We also have a fun contest of sorts for Charity and some free stamps to win today read down further for all the details!!!

When you are done here you will want to check out all of my Team Mates to see who has the "HIDDEN SURPRISE" today!!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Jessica Diedrich - DT Coordinator
Cheryl Walker
Cindy Haffner
Kadie Ensley
Kim Nath
Mary Giles
Melyssa Connolly
Randi Whall

Info on the Charity Card Drive
with The Greeting Farm!!!!

Welcome from The Greeting Farm Gang!!!!

We have another fun preview over at The Greeting Farm's blog for you today using the new "Get Well" set designed by Marina Neira.
Even more heartwarming, we are calling all of YOU to action by heading up a CHARITY CARD DRIVE for sick children and their families this week. Tomorrow you will hear more about that from Jessica and be given instructions on how you can enter this card drive and put a smile on the faces of not only a sick child, but hopefully their parents, siblings, and all who are affected by all of the heartbreaking illnesses out there. We have been wanting to do this for some time and I'm really happy about it; can't wait to see how many cards we can collect for this wonderful cause!

We are also really excited about release day tomorrow AND the announcement of this contest. Because it will be the focus of the TGF Release this month, sans Blog Hops, etc...we have put together a HUGE prize for this contest, so stay tuned! In addition, there will be prizes given away tomorrow on our Release Day so be sure to stop by the TGF Blog for the Official Contest rules but also a comment contest tomorrow....who DOESN'T like a little immediate gratification ;)

The Design Team-Farmers and Critter Crew alike, has some SUPER cute samples today on the TGF Blog and our own personal blogs too! Thanks for stopping by! In fact, ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen today from ONE of our blogs to WIN this "Get Well" set by Marina! WE don't even know who's hiding be sure to make your rounds (heehee, just like a doctor would to "Get WELL!") if you have the time and GOOD LUCK to all!

See you back here and on the TGF Blog tomorrow!

Now for my Preview for today featuring The Greeting Farm New Critter Crew Stamp Set Get Well!!!!

For this Card I used Basic Gray Sugar Rush Designer Papers.  I used SU! Card Stocks in Tangerine Tango.  Real Red, and Brocade Blue. I also used some SU! Bashful Blue ribbon, Dew Drops, Some Wedding Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, and some chipboard stickers from the Basic Gray Sugar Rush Sticker pack.  I used my Nesties Die Cuts in Labels #3

I am sooooooooooooooo Disapointed that my copic colors are not showing up right.  That blanket is done in lighter oranges, and the Girl Bunnies Outfit is in Bright Reds go figure they look the same in the picture!!!
I colored the image up in these copic colors:

Gray Bunny: C3, C7, E94 - Blanket Water Bottle and Outfit: YR00, YR02, YR09, B21, B24
Brown Bunny: W1, W3, W7 RV00, E93 - Outfit: R32, R35, R29, G20, G21, G24
Other items: B00, RV00, RV06, E30, E35, B02

Here is the last view of my card with some dimension for you to see.  All Layers are popped up using glue dots and for less pop up the rubber layer of my excess TGF stamps and for the more raised layers it is the foam layer of my excess from my TGF stamps.

Today is a total Stamping day I have 7 more creations due on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on my Blog. Here is the Fun Schedule for the Rest of my week on my Blog Busy, Busy, Busy!!!! 

Thursday: Sneak Peaks for The Pixie Dust Studio New Release it is Princess a riffic!!!, another preview for TGF Get Well using the other adorable image from this set!!!!

Friday: A The Character Cafe Feature Friday Creation, Farm Fresh Friday's for TGF, and another Sneak Peak for Pixie Dust Studio new release.

Saturday: Blog Hop with The Die Cuts R Us girls and some fun new images, my Etsy Inspired Challenge DT project.

So I have lots more to show you all the rest of the week!!!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Wednesday Everyone and I hope you try to find that Hidden TGF surprise by visiting all of my team mates and play in the Cards for Charity Drive too!!!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Die Cuts R US DT challenge Project. A Sketch, Some Moxie, and NO that is not BROWN on my card!!!! Plus my rundown on the crazyness that is today!!!!!

A Sketch with some

 Moxie Queen of Crop Fun!!!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!!

I have my Die Cuts R US DT challenge project for you and by the way before you freak out all of this dark color looking very similer to BROWN it is actually a Cranberry/Burgandy Color no Brown for me!!!!  LOL!!!!

So this week the DT girls used this great Sketch from Gwen our DT coordinator and we all used the Moxie Queen of the Crop Designer Paper too!!!

So don't hesitate to run over and check out all of the girls awesome creations for the week as well as the DT blog and then when you play along in the challenge using the sketch this week link it up to the DT blog too!!!!!
Die Cuts R Us

The Team:

So here is a picture of that Great Sketch I told you about!!!
And here is the picture of what I came up with using the sketch.  My card is 5 1/4" by 5 1/4"

I also used my Nesties Lg Circle and Lg Scallop Circle Die Cuts too.   Below is the Recipe of all the Die Cuts With a View Products I used to make this card as well.

Moxie Queen of the Crop Designer Papers
I colored The Greeting Farm Stella image up using these colors:

Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21
Hair: YR00, YR09, E07, E09
Dress shoes and envelope: G20, G21, G24, R35, R39, R89, RV00, RV13
And one last view to see the dimension this week all I acutally popped up was the image.  The other layers are all matted and then just adheared with Glue Dots.
We have company right now for 9 days my Mom and her Husband are here visiting the kids and then on Thursday Piper has her 2nd Grade Program and so Marvin's Mom will be coming too and she will stay in the girls room on an air mattress since our Guest Room is busy at the time! 
Today is Crazy Busy I have to get Willow all Pretty for Class Pictures and individual Pictures and then take her to school at 8:30 then rush back across town to be home by 9am because we are having our carpets cleaned and then I have an OB monthly appointment at 1pm and then somthing else in the afternoon I keep forgeting and then last Marvin and I are supposed to go to Wichita tomorrow night (an hour away) Because I am just craving Lobster and now every rest. that carried it in town either went out of business or quit carrying it so we have to go to Wichita to get it!
Wish me luck to actually accomplish all of this in one days time.  I also have 9 more DT creations due this week so I have to figure out how to fit some of that in at some point too!!!!  Stamping time is a must some time this week.
Have a very very very Happy Tuesday Stampers, Friends, and Faily!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Creation. My Son gave me a Piece of art work for my Birthday LOL!!!!

Pondering a Stiched Etsy Challenge

Happy Happy Saturday Everyone!!!!

My son just gave me the "Best" Birthday work of art.  He locked me out of his Sisters Room and by the time I got the door unlocked and in the room again he had gottten into his Sisters Art Supplies and had drawn all over their pale Yellow and Lavender Walls with a Bright Green Art Marker!!!!!  Never a Dull moment in the house of an active 2 year old boy!!!!  LOL!!!!

So we have a Great Etsy Shop this week for the Etsy Inspired Challenge it is called Ponder and Stich she has some wonderful cuffs, and purses and hand sew items for you to crab inspiration from!!!!

This week we also have a wonderful sponsor, Digi Stamp Characters by Heather Ellis. Her images are absolutely precious and a perfect compliment to our shop this week! Heather will be giving the lucky challenge winner 3 digital images.

Now for lots more wonderful Inspiration head out to my talented Etsy Inspired Challenge DT sisters creations too!!!!

Etsy Inspired DT:
De Swanick... Emily Niehaus... Heather Schlatter... Jackie Bowman... Joy Stagg... Kerry Angeles ... Shannon Bracken... Tiffany Johnson(on a break until May)...Links to our Wonderful March Guest Designers on the Etsy Challenge Blog above.

Here are a few more Inspiration pieces from this weeks Etsy Shop, for you to feast your eyes on.

And these are the two pieces I drew my Inspiration from this week.

I am sorry for the poorly lit pictures it is raining here today and I tried the pictures outside and under my Ott light but no dice yet.
I thought I would use some floral digi images and my Nesties labels #9 to create a card off of those pretty Yellow and Green floral cuffs from this weeks shop!!!!

I colored the images in these copics:
Yellow's: Y02, Y06, Y08, Y38
Green's: G20, G21, G24, G29

I also sponged the edges of the nestie cut outs and I used some pretty flower edged ribbons behind the nestie shapes the yellow and green ribbon is from SU! SAB items from last year.

 Here is one last side view of my creation.  I hope you play along in the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week!!!!

Here's what you need to do for your chance to win!
                                       - Visit Ponder and Stitch and find an item that inspires you
      - Make your creation and post a link to it on Mr Linky over at the Etsy Inspired Blog (link above under team links by next Friday, April 2nd by noon Pacific time.
Now I am off to Celebrate the rest of my Birthday!!!!!  Have a very Stampendous Saturday Everyone!!!!!

Happy Birthday to me!!!!!! Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Stuff and a Winner from Yesterday's TGF Stamp Set!!!!

 Good Morning Everyone!!!!!

I'ts my Birthday not one I really want to celebrate (I'm a gettin OLD), but oh well I would rather be another year older and have my awesome family and kids rather than the alternative to not turning another year older!!!!  Also this year we have the awesome blessing of this little one growing in my Bwelly as Tucker my 2 year old puts it!!!!  So of cource I want to get another year older for that!!!!!

I wanted to let you all know that my Etsy Post will be up later than normal today we had an emergancy with my 2 year old son today I had to rush him to the Dr. and I was sure after he had been screaming for 2 hours and laying in the fetal position telling us there was an owey in his bottom that we were in for some emergency surgery but everything turned out O.K. in the end he had a rought day and did not go to bed until after 11pm tonight but he acts so much better so I think we are in the clear now!!!!

So I will be doing my Etsy Post later after we all get up and around tomorrow morning!!!  Saturday by Noon I will have it up!

Now for the Winner of The Greeting Farm Stamp Set I had up for grabs to one random commenter on my blog on Friday!!!

Random . Org picked #30 for my winner and that happens to be Sweet Aussie LozCongrats Loz and thank you for being a loyal sweet follower of my blog I always enjoy your UBER Sweet comments on my blog when you have been by I am happy Random.Org picked you to win this time!!!!!!!
Yea Loz!!!  Please e-mail me your contact info so we can send your prize out to you!!!!

Well I am  off to bed I will be back later on Saturday with some Etsy Inspiration fun for you!!!!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Sneak Peak Previews for The Greeting Farm Critter Crew!!!!! It is Farm Fresh Friday Time too!!!! But...WIN a FREE Stamp Set on my Blog today only!!!

A Get Well Sneak Peak for

 The Greeting Farm

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!!!

Well I have some Really good news and a little bad news for you!!!!  Today I am super excited to get to do my first Previews for The Greeting Farm Critter Crew, but because I miss-understood something I do not have the correct Farm Fresh Friday Creation for you today.

However a mis-understanding between me and Jess now becomes Oppertunity for you!!!  One Random Commenter on my Blog today on this post with my TGF Sneak Peaks for the adorable new Get Well Stamp Set being released on April 1st will WIN the stamp set.  So comment away and I will announce my winner tomorrow!!!!  Yea for You!!!!

Today's "Real" Farm Fresh Friday challenge is to use this color challenge below.  My card as you can see does not use that color challenge and I am sorry about that!!!!  However I bet you are happy because now a WHOLE Stamp set is up for grabs!!!!  This image below is part of that adorable Stamp set too!!!!  Now for the Color challenge here it is!!!!

So this week all of my DT sisters on both The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT, and The Critter Crew DT have sneak peaks for you using images that will be released on April 1st, next week.  Check them all out they are so talented and so creative they blow me away every week!!!
DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Jessica Diedrich - DT Coordinator
Cheryl Walker
Cindy Haffner
Kadie Ensley
Kim Nath
Mary Giles
Melyssa Connolly
Randi Whall

Now for my Card this week I guess we will call it a Preview for The New Critter Crew images instead of my FFF card (trying to laugh here :-) )!!!

I did hand sewing on my Creation for this week which you rarely see me do, but I was inspired to do it because my friend Jess sews on her cards all the time with her machine and since I am sewing machine illiterate I did hand sewing orig. I was trying to sew with thick twine, but it was not working so I got out some thread the color of twine and I cut four strands of it and sewed the four strands together to make it look thicker like twine does!!!  Hope you like it!!!!

I used SU! Card Stock in Green Galore and some old SU! DSP for the Orange. I added the hand sewing and the orange dew drops and the Nesties in Large Circles, Large Scallop Circles and Labels 4 for the sentiment.  I also tacked on some SU! satin ribbon I a have in Kiwi Kiss color.

Here is a close up of the Cute Get Well Bunnies colored in these copics:
Brown Bunny on left:
Fur - W00, W01, W03, W05,
Clothes Blanket and such: B91, B93, B95, V000, V04, V12, V17, Y21, Y28, E31, E35, YR02, YR09
Gray Bunny:
Fur - C1, C3, C5, C7
Cothes and such - YG00, YG03, YG09, YR02, YR04, YR09, B02, RV21
One last view of the card for some fun deminsion all images raised with excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps and glue dots.
Now I have to go get in bed it was a long stressful day and I am tired now.  Tomorrow is my Birthday Yea!!!!  I am hoping since my Mom and her Husband arrived from Colorado to visit for a week today then maybe Marvin and I can go out to dinner all by ourselfs for my Birthday!!!!!  Keep your fingers Crossed!!!!
I hope you play in the real "Color Challenge" Farm Fresh Friday Challenge for this week and maybe if I have time I will try to get another card in the right colors done!!!!  LOL!!!!!
Have a Stampendous Friday Everyone!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Whimsical Wednesdays - "The Diedrich Dare" A Fun Sketch from the Kido's!

A Cool Sketch by Jack

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!!!

Today I have another fun sketch by 7 year old Jack Diedrich for you!!!

I hope you play along this week and if you do link your creation up on the Diedrich Dare Blog!!!  It was Jack's turn to draw the sketch this week and he gave us a rather simple but fun challenge to work with.

When you have a chance check out the other Dare Devil Designers I have already seen their creations and they have some good ones to share with  you!!!

The Dare Devil Designers:

The Winmsical Wednesday Diedrich Dare Challenge Blog:
Cassie Larson... Heather Schlatter... Jacquie Peifer... Jessica Diedrich... Kim Ross...Rebecca Ednie... Randi Whall...Kris...Andy, and Sara H...

Here is this weeks sketch I hope you like it and play along with us this week!!!!
Here is my card for the week.  The little side things I turned into eyelets and I sewed my very limited sewing ability as well.  I used a Stampavie image and colored her up with Copics.
Skin: E00, E93, RV02
Hair: Y00, Y02, Y08
Dress: RV000, RV02, Y 02, Y06
Shoes: BV00, BV02
Chair: E30, E31, E35

Have a Great Wednesday everyone and I will see you back tomorrow for a Pixie Dust Studio's Creation!!!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oooops Auto Post never posted today. A Cool Recipe Challenge From Die Cuts R Us!!!! This Weeks DT Challenge Project.

Lucy Bird Paper, 2 Die Cuts,

and 3 Embellies or Ribbon

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!!!

I am sorry my Auto Post did not work today it was scheduled to go up at midnight and here it is 12 hours later and I get on the computer and see it never posted.  I can not seem to get my posts to Auto Post ever since I changed to the Newere Blogger Editer it will say it is scheduled to post but then it never actually does, and I can not figure out why???  Any suggestions???

So today is Tuesday and that means a Brand New Challenge from the DCRU DT girls!!!!

We have a cool recipe challenge for you this week and all of the girls came up with wonderful ideas so check them all out when you have time and for more of the challenge details don't forget to check out the Store/DT Blog!!!!!

Die Cuts R Us

The Team:

Here is my Card for the week I used that very Pretty Lucy Bird Designer papers the pink stripes and the flowers are on the same piece of paper on the front and back of it.  I also used SU! Card Stock in Sage Shadow and Regal Rose.  I also got out my Nestabilities Blossums Die Cuts for the matted shapes behind Sassy Suzy. The links to the rest of the products are below.

I used Sassy Suzy Image from The Greeting Farm which I purchased at DCRU I colored her up in these Copics sorry my lighting was bad you can not see all of my shading and blending in this picture like I wish you could.

Hair: C3, C5, C7
Coat: RV32, RV34, R39
Pants: BG72, BG75, BG78
Shirt: BG10, BG11, BG15, R39
Skin: R00, E00. E93. RV21
And the last view for side deminsion is above.

I hope you are all having a very Stampendous Tuesday it is Spring Break here in Kansas so I am enjoying extra time with the kido's!!!

See you tomorrow for a Diedrich Dare DT Challenge Project and a Flutterby Wednesday Challenge too!!!!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Samples Handstamped shop this week and a cool sponsor and prize!!!!!

Silver Handstamped Inspirations!
Happy Saturday Everyone!!!!!

Today is another Etsy Inspired Challenge Day!!!

This weeks shop is a wonderful Silver Jewelry Shop with Hand stamping on the jewelry!!!!!  What a better source of inspiration could you want???  The shop is Designs by Cathy

Our sponsor this week is a cool Digi Shop named Digi Kitty the Digi Kitty Blog can be found at this link.  The Prize this week is the Winner receives EASTER bundle that contains 8 Easter Stamps.  Read all the participation details on the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog link below in team links.

I am excited to see what all of my team mates came up with on these wonderful inspiration pieces I hope you check them out as well!!!!

Etsy Inspired DT:

Here are some of the Inspiration pieces I thought you would enjoy seeing!!!

And this is the inspiration piece I made my creation with!!!!
My Card started out with a complete white background I sponged the sky and the grass and road with SU! Ink Pads and sponges.  I stamped the trees and the Golf Cart and Bever is a Character Cafe image colored with Copics.

 How is your weather????  It is snowing here in Kansas which is sort of putting a kink in My oldests plans of us taking her up to the farm this weekend to spend the 1st half of spring break with Marvin's Parents and the 2nd half of Spring Break my Mom and her husband are heading to Kansas from Colorado to see the kids and stay for about 9 days.  It will be busy Spring Break if it all works out!!!!

Next Week Etsy Inspired will be

 on my Birthday Yea!!!!!