Saturday, May 29, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge - A Sad Goodbye but for a Good Reason!!!!

Happy Saturday Stampers, Friends, and Family!!!!

Well I have been posting my Etsy Inspiration Creations on Saturday Mornings for almost a Year and A Half now.  This challenge is such a fun challenge to participate in because you choose something that inspires you and you create anything you want to create.  It also introduces you to so many Fun and Interesting Etsy Shops and Creators out there!!!

Well Last week I contacted Ashley because as much as I hate to the more Pregnant I get the less energy I have to stay up late at night after the kido's are in bed to create and post my creations for the special Design Teams I am on.  So for now I am needing to cut back and simplify my stamping responsibilities. 

So that means I am stepping down from the Etsy Inspired Team I REALLY  HATE to leave!!!!   
All of my team mates are just such sweet girls with so much to offer and I will miss working with them, but at least I am leaving for a good cause....  The sweet baby who is currently growing in my Bwelly as Tucker my 2 year old puts it!!!

Please stop by all of my Team Mates and The Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog to find out what this weeks shop is and how you can play along in the challenge this week!!!!  I will certainly miss doing this each and every week it has been a blast and a privilege to work with Ashley and this great DT!!!!!

Etsy Inspired DT:
De Swanick... Emily Niehaus... Heather Schlatter... Jackie Bowman... Joy Stagg... Kerry Angeles ...Shannon Bracken ... Tiffany Johnson...Links to our May Guest Designers are on the Etsy Inspired Blog!!!

Even though my time on this DT is now over at least for now I hope to still pop in and help out for special events and such and maybe even get to play in the challenge once in a while.  For Now I am going to use Saturday's on my Blog to participate in fun challenges or do some stamping just for fun like I used to do remember those days???  LOL!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Saturday and Holiday Weekend Everyone!!!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday's with The Greeting Farm DT - A Critter Crew Creation - Inspiration Challenge!!!

Pastel Inspiration!!!

Hello Friends, Stampers, and Family!!!

It is Friday and that means a fun Farm Fresh Friday Creation for you!!!  This week we had some great inspiration from this photo below.  You can go in a million different ways with this so I am excited to see what all my team mates did with it today!!!  If you want to play along this week for the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge and Prize just make a creation off of this inspiration and link it up in the gallery under Challenges/Farm Fresh Friday/Todays Challenge!!!

My team mates have all been hard at work creating some wonderful Eye Candy for you so check out all of their totally lovely creations on their blogs using the links below!!!

This week we are sadly saying Good Bye to our Critter Crew Team Mate the Amazingly Talented in many many ways Jami Bova!!!!  Jami is heading over seas far far away for her job for a few months and so she will not be able to stamp and create from where she will be!!!!!  We will Miss you Jami!!!!!

Also today is Critter Crew Team Mate Sandra's Birthday so Happy Birthday Sandra!!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

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

And Here is what I came up with off of that great Inspiration I took my inspiration from the Pink and the green on the make up!

I used SU! Card Stocks in Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, and Pretty in Pink.  I also used some Pearls from my SU! Pretties kit and some Prisma Flowers and some fun embellies I bought years ago that came in several shades but I used the shades of pink flower brads you see.
I colored this Great Critter Crew Image up using these Copics:
Fur: C1, C3, C5, C7, 100
Bear Fur: W00, W1, W3, W5
Clothes and others stuff: E00, RV21, RV02, RV06, G20, G21, G24
Sorry the Blending and shading is showing up really bad here!!!

Lastly here is my side view to show you the dimension on the card all layers popped up using Glue Dots, and excess Foam and Rubber from my TGF stamps!!!

Have an Amazingly Stampendous Friday everyone and I will see you back tomorrow for my Etsy Inspired Post and an Announcement too.

Don't forget to play in the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge this week you have until next Wednesday night to add your creation into The Greeting Farm Gallery to WIN the FFF prize this week!!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A New Die Cuts R Us DT Challenge for this week and a fun Greeting Farm Image to Boot!!!! Keep us in your prayers a few Pregnancy Snafu's this week.

Oh Happy Day and some

Fun Boy Stamps and Paper!!!!

Hello Stampers Friends, and Family!!!!!!,

How are you doing on this lovely Tuesday Morning???  It is warm and Beautiful here. We are all O.K. except I had a little disturbing news at the Dr. yesterday during my monthly OB appointment for the Pregnancy, about my Blood Pressure and some pregnancy lab work.  So far it does not seem to serious but things are enough off the normal that this is something to keep our eye on so lets just pray that things get better and not worse and next month when I go in everything will be back to normal and we do not have to do any further treatment or testing and I don't develop Early Pre-Eclampsia that I really don't want to happen!!!!  That could cause having to deliver this baby too early so that is kind of scary to hear so hopefully everything will be back to normal next month!!!!

So today is a New Die Cuts R Us DT Challenge and are you ready to play along???  It is a fun sketch to give a try so I hope you enjoy the DT girls samples and decide to play in the challenge this week.  To see all of our samples either check out our blogs or head out to the DT blog link below for all of our creations in one place!!!

The Team:

And here is this weeks Sketch for you to play around with!!!  Does it not look like lots of fun????

And here is what I came up with for the sketch this week!!!!  My recipe for all of the things I used that you can pick up at Die Cuts R Us Store is just below the picture!!!
Foam Dots

Image Colored up with these copics:
Shirt: G20, G21, G24, B02,
Jeans: B21, B24, B26
Dinosaurs: G94, G97, G21, YG00, YG03, YG09, C2, C3, C7
Skin: R00, E00, E93
Hair: E31, E35, E39
Lastly above you can see the card with the dimension I added all popped up layers are done using excess foam and rubber from my TGF images.  Image popped up with foam, and Sentiment and Matted layers popped up with rubber only.

Well I am off to bed to get some rest and prop up my feet!!!!  I hope to see you play in this weeks challenge and I hope you have a very very Stampendous Tuesday!!!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

It is Etsy Inspired Challenge Time again - DT samples for your Eye Candy and What a Week it has been!!!

Some Flower Inspiration and

 a Kick Stand!!!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

Time for another great Etsy Inspiration Challenge!!!  This weeks shop has tons and tons of cool eclectic, modern, and inspiring pieces for you to choose from.  I took inspiration from 3 pieces especially!!!

Now WOW what a week it has been so super busy with it being Piper my 2nd Grader's last week of school!!!  I made so many Teacher Appreciation gifts and cards this week I am Teacher Anya'd out!!!  It was a busy week full of ton's of activities but I had fun and I know the kids did so I am glad we got to experience it even if it was super hectic!!!
This weeks shop is called  Made by Michelle Brusegaard and the Prize she is offering up this week is both of these great items:

We are also being sponsored by The Cutting Cafe (Link on the Etsy Inspired Blog) and this weeks Challenge Winner gets their choice of any three Digi's of their choice!!!

How to play in this weeks challenge???  Just head on out to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog for all the details but in short you will go to this weeks store and pick out an inspiration piece and then make something off that inspiration link it up to the Etsy Blog and the Winner will be picked next Friday!

And here are the links to my very Talented Team Mates for more Inspirations this week!!!
Etsy Inspired DT:
De Swanick... Emily Niehaus... Heather Schlatter... Jackie Bowman... Joy Stagg... Kerry Angeles ...Shannon Bracken ... Tiffany Johnson...Links to our May Guest Designers are on the Etsy Inspired Blog!!!
Now here are the 3 Inspiration pieces I choose to create off of this week!!!

Now onto my Creation for the week.  I had not made a Kick Stand Card in so long and I thought it would be fun to make one again so I did just that!!!  I got out some of my velvet textured embossed 12 x 12 paper for the inside of the card!!!  I used SU! inks in Only Orange, Lavender Lace, and Green Galore.  SU! Card Stocks are also the same colors!!!
Above are the two side views of the creation
above you can see the top of the card and the kick stand portion of the creation!!
The very cool velvet paper so so soft!!!

Front view of the card.

Well I am off to bed for the night I hope you have a very Stampendous Saturday everyone!!!  Don't forget to play in the challenge this week you will love checking out all the wonderful items in this Etsy Store if nothing else!!!!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Here are Piper and Willow's sketches for this weeks addition of "The Didrich Dare" Challenge a Proud Mommy I am LOL!!!!

(Post copied from my post to the Diedrich Dare Challenge Blog for today)

 Hello Stampers and Welcome to this weeks addition of  The Diedrich Dare Challenge!!,

As most of  you know the Diedrich Kids took the month off and so several of the DT girls little stampers in the making stepped up and made sketches for us and for you to play with!!!

This week just happens to be the week it was the turn for one of my kiddo's to make a sketch for you!!!  Well both of my girls wanted to do it so bad that they both made a sketch for you and if you want to play along this week you can just choose one of their sketches and make something with it then post a link to Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post!!!

So since both of my girls made sketches for you this week Thus the title "Double Dare" for the Diedrich Dare Challenge this week!!!  LOL!!!

For lots of inspiration and to see different ways to use these sketches visit all of the Dare Devil Designers to see what they have come up with I know you will be in awe these girls are a talented group!!!!

So here are pictures of both (8 year old Piper), and (5 year old Willow) you choose to use the one you like the best!!!

Willow's Sketch
Willow's Notes:
1.) The Green lines coming off the Heart in the center are not really there they bled through the paper when I set it on some water spots Sorry!!!!
2.) The Red and Green Diagonal separation down the center of the sketch is signifying two different papers or card stocks.
3. The Scalloped edge down the center of the sketch is Ribbon.

And Here is Piper's Sketch
Piper's Notes:
The Full Rectangle is the full card front of a sketch she just used the whole piece of paper. She loves Butterfly's so she drew one Butterfly in the center and four on the edges but she wanted you to know your stamp does not have to be a Butterfly in the center she would just love to see Butterfly's on your card some where, but don't feel you have to put one in each corner and one in the center you can improvise!!

Here is an Amazing Sample using Willow's sketch from our wonderful team mate Sara!!!!  Thank you Sara for sharing!!!

(More Card examples for the sketches to be up mid morning on Wednesday!!!) 

What are you all doing today??? 

I have to get Piper off to school and then take Willow across town to Pre-K she is excited because this week is FUN week and each day they have a special thing to wear and today is Pajama Day so she is really excited to get to wear her Jammies to school and enjoy a day of fun Movies with her class!!

I pick Willow back up at 12:00pm then at 12:45 we have to be at Piper's school because her teacher is doing a Reading Marathon all day and she requested that Parents all sign up to come in and read to the class.  I am reading from 12:45 while my Husband drops by from work and watches the two little kids, and then he is reading from 1pm to 1:15 pm while I watch the little ones!!!  It should be lots of fun and I am looking forward to it!!!

Well I hope you have a chance to play along in the challenge this week we have been having a great time using all of the Sweet Pea images this month as we were so generously sponsored by SWEET PEA stamps for the month of May!!!  Check them out they have some wonderful wonderful stamps I have had a blast coloring with them!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Wednesday Everyone!!!!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Keep Rockin' the Purple!!!! Tuesday - Die Cuts R Us DT Challenge Sketch this week - and a very Fun image from The Greeting Farm!!!!

Creeper Thursday on a Purple

 Tuesday Sketch!!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday Friends, Family, and Stampers!!!!

Tuesday means time for a New DT Challenge with the Die Cuts R Us Crew.  Now that we have moved to our new Home - "A Crafty Little Place" we have changed our DT challenges up a bit and every week is a sketch challenge!!!

This weeks sketch created by our very own DT Coordinator Gwen is a very pretty and fun sketch at that.  Once you are done here if you have not already been there head on out to our New DT blog and my Team Mates Blogs to see their creations for the week too!!!  (Links below)

The Team:

And Here is this weeks fun and yet very pretty sketch.  I had fun working with this layout!!!

For My Creation this week I colored up a Brand New Greeting Farm image the first Creeper to make it onto rubber she is just so much fun and was a blast to color!!!  The DT girls were using Basic Gray papers this week from this great     Basic Gray Designer papers pack.  I added SU Card stocks in Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum for the card back and accents. 

 I got out my Nesties to cut out the image and sentiment -  in Classic Lg. Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals Lg., and Petite Ovals Lg. for the sentiment.  I added Prima Flowers for the swirls of the sketch.  At first I thought I was going to use a swirl stamp in pretty silver embossing but decided the flowers were more appropriate for that gorgeous flowered Basic Gray Paper!!!  I also added some bling to all four corners by adding diamond rhinestone brad sticker to each corner.

Basic Gray Designer Papers
Spellbinders Dies

I colored this fun Thursday Girl image in these Copics
Purples: V000, V04, V12, V19
Gray's: C00, C1, C2, C3, C5
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21

And last for some dimension I popped up some of the elements of the card using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps.  Flowers popped up with one layer of foam, Sentiment popped up with one layer of rubber, and Image popped up with one and a half layers of  foam.

Well I hope you all play along in the challenge this week it sure is a fun sketch to do, just pop on over to The Crafty Little Place DT blog (Link above) for all the deets and lots of inspiration!!!!

Today I will be working all day on folding Laundry and making my Teacher Appriciation Gifts for the girls to giver their teachers since Piper's last day is this Friday and Willow will be done on Thursday the 27th of May.

Have a Very Very Stampendous Tuesday Everyone!!!!!


Monday, May 17, 2010

The Winner of the Critter Crew Greeting Farm images from our Blog Hop Post on Saturday and a Big Bonus Win!!!

 Hello Stampers, Friends, and Family!!!!!

I don't have any Eye Candy for you today I will be back tomorrow with my Die Cuts R Us Challenge Card and you are going to love The Greeting Farm image I got to use!!!  Yea!!!!

Anyway I wanted to Hop on and announce my Winner from the Blog Hop on Saturday!!!

Random. Org picked lucky commenter #7 from my 70 plus comments.

So Congratulations Sheng you WIN!!!  I would post your links and such Sheng but we already have chatted in e-mail so I know you already heard the Great Winning News!!!!  Yea!!!!

And the Big Bonus WIN is every winner from each blog will actually win all 3 of the New Marina Critter Crew Releases so Yea you all get ALL 3 New images!!!!

Thank you so much to all who played along the Blog Hop was so so much fun!!!

Have a Stampendous Monday and see you back tomorrow for a fun New Creation!!!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Prizes Prizes Prizes!!!!

Happy Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

 Just a Quick Note to let you know that Every Blog on The Greeting Farm - Critter Crew DT New Release Blog Hop will be choosing a Random Winner to win their choice of the New TGF Critter Crew images.

 Also one lucky person will win all 3 of the images but you have to comment on all of the 7 Critter Crew DT members to win the Grand Prize!!!

Good Luck and Have Fun!!!!  My Critter Crew Blog Hop Post is below with all the links and fun projects we are sharing today!!!!


Etsy Inspired Post is up now and TGF Critter Crew Blog Hop post just below!!!

I'ts a TGF New Release Critter Crew Blog Hop!!!!! Some Irresistible Critters!!! (Scroll Down for my Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Post for today)

A Happy Little Critter!!!!

Hello and Happy Happy Saturday Stampers!!!!

Are you here for the very fun New Release Critter Crew Blog Hop for The Greeting Farm????

Well if you are you have reached the right place and if you are'nt hop on in and join the fun because we have some Amazing Stampers with some wonderful samples of these to to adorable New Release Images!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

This week we areadding 3 New team mates to the Cirtter Crew so here is to a A Big Huge Welcome to our 3 New Critter Crew Team Mates now through July 31st!!!!

So Now Here is a list for Today's Blog Hop.  You should come to my Blog from team mate Amber and leave here and head out to team mate Jami!!!!  Enjoy all of the wonderful eye candy along the way this will be a very fun HOP!!!!

TGF Blog

All of the New images you will see today along the Blog Hop are Available starting TODAY at The Greeting Farm Store!!!!!

And now onto my card for the Blog Hop.  I just had to use this adorable new image is he not the cutest and I love that sentiment with him it just fits!!!

I used SU! Card Stocks in Certainly Celery and Purely Pomegranate, Distressed with Pomegranate inks and with Black inks.  Used the D-Vine Swirls embossing folder and some very cool Basic Gray Designer Paper to accent with some Dew Drops and Prima Flowers too!!!
The Image is colored with these Copics:
Fur: W00, W1, W3, W5
Clothes Drum and Hat: G20, G21, G24, R81, R83, R85, R89
Other: RV02, RV21
And here is the side view so you can see the dimension on the card all popped up images are popped up using Glue Dots, and Excess foam and rubber from my TGF Stamps.

Well I hope you enjoyed my card I sure had fun making it!!!!  Now Hop on over to Jami's Blog and see what our talented girl has for you today she always WOW's me every creation she makes!!!

I am looking forward to a fun day of hanging out with the kids and Hubby today and catching up on some Laundry and cleaning (not so fun :-) ).

Have a Very Very Stampendous Day Everyone!!!!!


2nd Post today Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Sample Prizes from Lime Light Paper Crafts this week - A calming Scene!

 A Calming Protective Scene

Happy Saturday everyone!
 Are you ready for another fun filled Etsy Inspired week?! This week’s shop is Creation Designs. They carry chic vintage items many are upcycled into cool windchimes made from old silverware and other rustic items.

And this week’s amazing sponsor is Limelight Papercrafts! Gotta love all the goodies Mandy has in her store!

What do you win?! Limelight Papercrafts is offering up some Basic Grey Max & Whiskers Epoxy Stickers and Buttons!

So when you are done here and want to see some more inspiration check out my other team mates creations as well and check out the Etsy Inspired Blog too!!!
Etsy Inspired DT:
De Swanick... Emily Niehaus... Heather Schlatter... Jackie Bowman... Joy Stagg... Kerry Angeles ...Shannon Bracken ... Tiffany Johnson...Links to our May Guest Designers are on the Etsy Inspired Blog!!!

And Now for the Inspiration pieces I picked from this weeks shop!!!

And Here are the items I took my personal inspiration from this week!!!

So now onto my creation inspired off of those crocheted flowers!!!  I decided to go with the Blue and Outdoor theme of the Flowers and create an outdoor scene for a friend who is having a difficult time right now.  I stamped the light house stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs and I water colored the rest of the scene with my SU inks and Aqua painters.

I added shimmerz paints to the water to get some great wave effects when you see it in person.

The Sentiment is embossed in shiny Gold embossing powder.

Well I am off to do some family things I hope you have a very Wonderful Saturday and a Blessed Weekend!!!!

I hope you get a chance to play in the Etsy Inspired Challeng this week too!!!!  Just go to the Etsy Blog (link above) and it will show you what to do to win this weeks wonderful prize from Lime Light Paper Crafts!!!