Monday, June 28, 2010

It is New Release Time over at The Greeting Farm a week full of Sneak Peaks starts today!!!! Yea!!!!

A Paint Splattering
Sneak Peak!!!!!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!!!!

Today starts off a week of  Previews for all of the New Release Images and Stamps this month at The Greeting Farm.  You will be seeing Releases and Blog Hops this week with the TGF Farmers, Club Anya DT, and those of us on The Critter Crew as well!!!!

Are you totally excited yet???  Well you will be when you see all of  the Amazing New Releases this week!!!!

So today those of us on the Critter Crew are previewing 3 New Images in Digi Form from Marina and these new Critters are the ABSOLUTE Cutest!!!!

I chose to preview the Ultra Cute Toby Painter today but you will have to check out all of the girls because they all are doing different images and I am not sure which one everyone is doing today!!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:

So now onto my Sneak Peak/Preview for this week using Toby Painter

I used SU Card Stocks in Basic Black and Going Gray.  The Paint Splatters are cut out of the solid color sheets in the Basic Gray Designer Paper Pack Lime Rickey and I added some Dew Drops to the Corners the Nesties I used are the Large Scallop - Scallop Circles.
The Image is colored up in these Copics:
Fur: E31, E35, E29, RV21
Painters Hat, Apron and Paint Splatters:
R32, R35, R29
G20, G21, G24
B21, B91, B95,
V12, V04
Y02, Y08, Y38
W00, W01,
C1, C3
And Here is one last look at the Card side View so yo can see the dimension on the card the Paint Splatters are popped up using a thin layer of SU dimensionals, and the Image is popped up using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps.

Well I am off to bed now I hope you enjoy visiting all of the Blogs and the TGF Blog to check out the first day of Previews for the New July Releases over at The Greeting Farm!!!!

Have a very Stampendous Monday Everyone!!!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday Challenge time with The Greeting Farm DT!!!!! We are doing well just HUGE and Pregnant and hard to get around!!! :-)

A Cheerful Critter Kind of Sketch!!!!

Happy Happy Friday Everyone!!!

It is Friday and that is a good thing.  A Great thing here because Wheat Harvest is getting closer and closer to being done, and my Husband who had not had a day off in over 3 weeks and has been working from about 6am to 11:30pm all that time straight might have a day off by July 4th Yea!!!!!

So Friday also means a Farm Fresh Friday Challenge with The Greeting Farm DT girls!!!!  This week we have a great Sketch from wonderful DT fellow team mate Cindy Haffner!  Below is her fun sketch, now who could not do this wonderful sketch???

When you are done here for more inspiration using this sketch head on out to my TGF team mates Farmers and Critter Crew and check out all they have done to inspire you this week too!!!!

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 my Creation.  I used SU Card Stock in Green Galore, and Bashful Blue, and I got out one of my favorite sets of Nesties and I used some DSP from the Die Cuts With a View School Days Paper Pack.  I also added some Prima Flowers and some Rhinestone Brads from SU too.
This Image was colored up in these Copics:
Fur: E30, E31, E35, E29
Clothes: RV00, RV02, RV06, R20, R29, R35, B00, B02, B05, G20, G21, G24
Glass and Floor: B000, W1, W3
And here is the side view so you can see the dimension.  I popped up the layers once using rubber from my TGF stamps and twice using the excess foam from my TGF stamps.  The flowers are popped up using foam from my stamps too.

Well I am exhausted and need to get to bed so I am off now, but I hope you play along in the challenge this week with us just make a creation using the sketch above and then link up your creation to the TGF gallery by Wednesday night so we can choose the winner for this weeks challenge!!!

I had my monthly OB check up today and everything is going great except I am gaining way to much weight way to fast, but I am watching what I eat and walking 2 to 2 1/2 miles a day so there is nothing else I can do to try not to gain weight!!!  I think my body holds onto every single calorie I eat when I am pregnant !!!

Have a Stampendous Friday everyone and I will see you back in a few days to start off The Greeting Farm Sneak Peaks next week on Monday the 28th, and again on the 1st and 2nd of July!!!!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Die Cuts R Us DT Challenge a new Tuesday Challenge with some fun Products!!!!

A Colorful Sketchy Challenge!!!!

Hello Friends and Stampers!!!!

Happy Tuesday how are you all doing???  Today is a new DT Challenge over at The Crafty Little Place Blog with the Die Cuts R Us DT!!!!!

This week is a sketch challenge and all of the DT got to use this gorgeous bright Designer Paper from Lilly Bee called the Hello Sunshine Collection.

Once you are done here check out the Team Blog and my DT team mates for more great inspiration!!!

The Team:
Heather (Me)

Here is this weeks sketch for you to play along with and join in on the challenge!!  All you have to do is make a project using this sketch then link up your creation on the DT blog (Link Above)

And now for my Creation for this week.
I flipped the sketch and had to flip the sentiment oval too, but you can still see the sketch in the creation.  I used SU Card Stocks in Brocade Blue, Real Red, and the Lilly Bee - Hello Sunshine Designer Paper.  I got out my The Greeting Farm Stamp set My Guy, and Nesties in Petite Oval lg and Petite Ovals Lg Scalloped.


This image is colored up with these Copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93
Hair: Y28
Jeans: B91, B93, B97
Sweat Shirt: Y02, Y08, Y38
Hat and Shoes: R32, R35, R29
And here is one last view of the card so you can see the dimension.  All layers popped up using excess Foam and Rubber from my TGF stamps and Glue Dots

Well I am off to bed.  The girls are going to VBS this week with the neighbors they went to our VBS last week so they are having a lot of fun!!!  Tucker is up at the farm with Marvin's Parents, and Marvin is working about 18 hours a day since it it Wheat Harvest here now.  He loves Harvest but I hate having him gone for so long and the kids really miss him as he does not get home until 11pm or Mid Night.

So it is a nice slow week for us so far!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Tuesday Everyone and I hope to see you play along in the challenge this week too!!!


Friday, June 18, 2010

It's time for Farm Fresh Friday with The Greeting Farm DT - Today's Challenge is to Button It!!!!

Button it Up Challenge!!!!

Hello Stampers!!!!

It is Friday yet once again and that means it is time for a Farm Fresh Friday Challenge.  This week we have an easy one, but still fun too!!!  The Challenge is to use 3 or more Buttons on your creation.  If you want to play along make a creation of any kind with 3 or more buttons on it then link it up to The Greeting Farm Gallery in this weeks FFF Button it Up Challenge.  Winners will be announced next Friday!!!

Do you all have a big weekend planned???  Not much Here Marvin will be working his 16 to 20 hour days as Harvest has started and is getting a good start this week.  I may be meeting Marvin's Mom somewhere to give her Tucker to stay with them for a little while he has been begging to go to the Farm.  Piper is heading to a Bunny show on Saturday with one of  her friends/class mates from school, and Willow has no plans LOL!!!

So Now when you are finished checking out my creation for this week head on out to The Greeting Farm Blog and to my Team Mates to see all of their lovely Inspiration too!!!

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 my creation for this week.  I used some corduroy Buttons from my SU stash I love those buttons and have them in several colors!!!  I also used a few different SU and Basic Gray Pattern DSP's and Certainly Celery Card Stock.  The Sentiment and of course the image are from The Critter Crew for The Greeting Farm.
I colored the image below using these Copics:
Fur: C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100
Clothes: R20, R29, R35, RV00, RV02, RV06
Hat and Toad Stool: E31, E35, E37, E29
Grass and Flowers: G20, G21, G24, Y02, Y08, Y38
And the last few is to show you the dimension on the cad.  All images are popped up using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps and glue dots.

Well I am exhausted and in deep need of bed, so I will not chat your ear off for very long tonight!!!

I hope you decide to play along in the challenge this week (instructions above)

Have a Very Very Stampendous Friday Everyone!!!!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Scrap Book Challenge for Die Cuts R Us DT Challenge - It's All about Dad's this week!!!!

Daddy's Baby Bath Lesson!!!
Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!!!

How are you doing???  I am doing great just taking it easy these days and trying to keep up with 3 kids the baby growing in my belly, the animals, and the house!!!  All the while trying to relax and keep my feet up at least for part of the day!!!  This week is a very busy week taking the kids to and from Vacation Bible School and helping out with some friends too!!!    The kids are having a great time though and with VBS was for all summer not just this week! :-)

So today is the Bi - Monthly Scrappy Challenge over at Die Cuts R Us (A Crafty Little Place) several of my DCRU team mates have played along in this weeks challenge too!!

So once you are done here check out the Store Blog and the other girls to get some Scrappy Inspiration!!!

The Team:
Heather (Me)

This weeks challenge was to do a Scrap Book Page or Layout with the Theme "All about Dad" for the upcoming Father's Day this weekend!!!

Here is my take on the sketch I decided to get out some pictures from our first born while we were still in the hospital with her (more explanation below)
Here is a close up of one of the embellishments.  I used purple fibers around some of my embellies and pictures.   I also got out some of my fun Metal pieces for scrap booking. 

Here is a close up of one of my favorite pictures of Marvin giving Piper her first bath.  The corner pieces are metal pieces with embossed hearts.
Tag for Journalling
Here is the 2 page layout.
The above Scrap Book pages are from our first born Piper's First Baby Bath. 
 Since I had a last minute emergency C-Section after laboring all day and was not moving around very well, and because I was a nurse on Labor and Delivery anyway the Nurses decided to give my Husband The First Baby Bath Lessons instead of me, so these pictures were of the Nurse Giving my Husband his first Baby Bath Lesson!!!  Thus the Title Daddy's Baby Bath Lesson.

Basic Gray Designer Paper - Kioshi Paper Pad and Green at Heart Paper Pad

I hope you can play along in this two week challenge just create any kind of scrap booking creation with the theme of "All about Dad"!!  Then visit The Crafty Little Place blog (link above) and link your creation up!!!

Have a Stampendous Thursday Everyone!!!  See you back tomorrow for Farm Fresh Friday this week!!!


Friday, June 11, 2010

It is Farm Fresh Friday time with The Greeting Farm DT!!! A New Sketch Challenge from Team Mate Mercy.

It's a Green Sketchy Kind

of Day!!!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

How are you all today???  We are doing good.  Everyone is Healthy and Happy which is all you can ask for and more than you need some times right????

You may have noticed my Stamping Posts have decreased in number these days and that is only because I am pregnant enough and Huge enough now that finding a comfortable position to sit in and try to craft is getting hard.  If I find a comfortable position to sit and stamp in then I can't breath cause my ribs and organs have been pushed up so far that I pretty much have to be leaning back when I sit to breath well and if I lean forward to craft then it cuts my breathing and my circulation to my legs off which in turn makes me have swollen legs and ankles!!!

It is all part of Pregnancy and I am O.K. with that because the end result is worth it, but I sure do miss my Creative and Stamping time I always had before!!!!  So I am wondering if I should do more posts with what is going on with us even if I don't have the energy or ability to stamp that day, but then I am not sure if anyone wants to read just info about us without any creations?????   Hmmm perplex decisions right LOL!!!

So today is Farm Fresh Friday with The Greeting Farm DT!!!!!  Our wonderfully talented Mercy made a pretty fun sketch for us to work with this month!!!!

Once you are done here you will def. want to head out and check out all of the Team Mates creations and also head out to The Greeting Farm Blog because the Scrap Booking Team also joined us this week with a new release for the Srapping side of things!!!

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

Now Here is my Creation for this DT Challenge - (sketch by Mercy above)
I just can not get enough of that very cool DSP from Basic Gray the Origins Paper Pack I am sorry if you don't like it cause I know I have used it a lot the last several months!!!  I also used SU Card Stocks in Basic Black, and Old Olive.  I used SU Satin ribbon in Kiwi Kiss on one side and Very Vanilla on the other side.  I added some Prima Pearls to the four corners of the layer with the image on it, and I added some Prima flowers to the right side to match the sketch!!!!
Image colored in these Copics:
Fur: C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100, RV00, RV02
Clothes and Hat and Jar: G20, G21, G24
Bread: E31, E35, RV10, RV21
And one last view to show you some of the Dimension!!!  All layers popped up using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps!!!

I hope you have a wonderful Day!!!! 

It looks like Wheat Harvest is about to start there were some Farmers attempting to cut tonight so pretty soon Marvin will be in full swing buying and selling and all the other fun stuff with grain for Wheat Harvest.  He usually works about a month straight with no days off so we miss him terribly but it is just a part of his job so each year I get to be a single Mom for about a month and then Daddy gets around to being back home more when his 500 plus farmers he works with rap up all of their varying Wheat Harvests!!!

Wish us Luck this Year!!!

Have a very very very Stampendous Friday Everyone!!!!  I know we will it will be a wonderful pretty day here I can already tell!!!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A New DT Challenge from the Die Cuts R Us DT and sponsored by Sassy Studio's with a special Prize this week!!!!

Sorry Guys I was so proud of getting this post written up early yesterday and then it never posted when I scheduled it.  Sorry it is up late today I did not realize it did not post until 11am today!!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!

Well it is Tuesday and that means it is time to bring you a creation for Die Cuts R Us.  This week our DT Challenge is to create a card or project making it ANYTHING but a SQUARE!!!!!

The DT are also all using Images sent to us by Sassy Studio's for this weeks challenge as Sassy Studio's is sponsoring us this week, we also all used Designer papers from the Lily Bee Line the Lovely Collection.

Here are the links to our New DT Blog, The Die Cuts R Us store, and my very talented, supportive, and sweet team mates!!!!  Check out the DT Blog and their personal blogs from today to see what creativity they have stamped for you too!!!

The Team:
Heather (Me)

Now here is my Creation for the week.  I used the Sassy Studio's image and the other supplies are listed below in my Recipe:

Sassy Studio's - Digi Image
(SS sponsoring the challenge this week)
Image is colord using these Copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21, RV04
Hair: Y21, Y26, Y28
Clothes and Shoes: RV10, RV02, YR0000, YR00, YR02, B91, B93

Well I hope you stop by our Crafty Little Place DT Blog and play along in the Challenge this week remember Sassy Studio's is sponsoring with a special Prize this week!!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Tuesday Everyone!!!!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Scrap Book Page Challenge with Die Cuts R Us DT. Let's Get Scrappy and a Scrap Book Sketch. Our Honeymoon - 2000

A New Scrap Book Challenge -

 "Our Honeymoon" Page

Happy Sunday!!!!!!

How are you today???  We are doing good it is so HOT here for this Pregnant Mommy but I am trying to stay inside and stay as cool as possible!!!

Well this last week I joined the Scrap Book Challenge Team at Die Cuts R Us a DT I was already on, but I was not on the new Scrap Book team and now I will be doing the Bi-Monthly Scrap Book Challenge with them as well.  So Every other week I will be doing the Tuesday Card Challenge and every other week I will be doing the Thursday "Let's Get Scrappy" Challenge with them.

So this challenge started this past Thursday.  Some personal family issues came up that required my attention so I am a bit late putting up my first "Let's Get Scrappy" Challenge Post but I thought this challenge was fun and it got me scrap booking again so I wanted to make sure I got it up for everyone to see.  I hope you will join in with us on the challenge this week.  You have two weeks to do each Scrap Book Challenge!!!

Here are the links to our New DT Blog, The Die Cuts R Us store, and my very talented, supportive, and sweet team mates!!!!  Check out the DT Blog and their personal blogs from Thursday to see what creativity the Scrapped too!!!

The Team:
Heather (Me)

Now I can never seem to figure out how to get that perfect picture of Scrap Book pages?????  How do you take your Scrap Book pictures????  So anyway since the OTT light and my Flash on my camera
put a shine on the pictures on the Scrap Book page I am putting the pictures on here for you to see if they are hard to see on the scrap book page anyway.

In August Marvin and I will be Celebrating our 10th Anniversary and so when I saw the papers Claudia sent us to work with them made me think of some of our Honeymoon pictures.

We Honeymooned at the Caesars Palace Resorts in The Pocono's in August of 2000.  There were 4 Resorts and we choose to stay at Paradise Streams Resort because it was mostly for Honeymooner's.  We did have a rental car and visited all 4 of the resorts to do certain activities at each resort as well.

Each night for Dinner there was a Theme and these pictures are from the Hawaiian Tropical Night which was the 2nd night of our Honeymoon.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and the Scrap Book page.  The resort had a Photographer that came to our table each night and took pictures we could purchase the next day.  Being the Picture Fiend I am I purchased all of the pictures from each night to remember out Honeymoon by!!!

Hawaiian Tropical Night Honeymoon Pictures - The Pocono's

Now here is this weeks sketch we were to follow for our "Let's Get Scrappy" Challenge.

Doesn't that sketch look like fun???  I thought it was fun to Scrap Book anyway!!!
I changed the Stars on the Sketch to Flowers and I diagonalised the Journaling spots and I used the strips across the page to use the wonderful EKt Success DSP from Die Cuts R Us.

So Here is my Page I took two different pictures and uploaded them, but looking at them they almost look like the same picture LOL!!!

Here is a Picture of the Actual DSP I used to help complete the sketch available at DCRU link just above.  EK Success Desinger Paper.
Above is the list of the products I used from Die Cuts R Us on this challenge and the links to them.

Well that is about it for tonight this sketch and challenge were so fun to do and it felt so good to get a Scrap Book Page done, as I am so so so far behind on my Scrap Booking and I started out stamping as a Scrap Booker first so I am going to try and get back to it and get some of our Precious Memories in Pictures on Card Stock and Paper again!!!!  I hope you join in on the challenge and "Get your Scrap On" too!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Sunday Everyone!!!!