Friday, July 30, 2010

Some Alternative Farm Fresh Friday Fun 5 All Time Favorite TGF creations!!! Been holding a little one with a fever for 2 days! Fun things the next two days so some info on what to expect the next two days!

Some All Time Favorites!!!!
 Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know what is coming the next two days!!!

Today would normally have been my Farm Fresh Friday post but since all of the Farmers had some really cool new release sneak peaks they gave "The Critter Crew" Girls the day off to either not post or to post with whatever TGF images we wanted to!!!

I had an image all picked out to work with and started a project I had in my head, and then my little guy came down with a strange Fever he was fine one moment and 20 minutes later had a fever of 103.5 so that sort of put everything on hold the last two days as all he really wanted was to be held and comforted!!!  A Mommy can not say no to that!!!  :-)

So today I want to share with you 5 of my All Time favorite TGF projects I had a really hard time deciding them because I love working with TGF images and making fun projects!!!!  TGF has some amazing images and they are so fun to alter and have fun with!!!!!

So here they are my all time 5 favorite TGF projects I have had the chance to create!

The Greeting Farm!
Background Created with sponging and Copic coloring
Images colored with Copics

The TGF All Star Dance Team!
Back Ground Created with DSP, Score Pal, and Cpics
Images colored with Copics

A Whimsical Sea Scene!
Background created by hand drawing and cutting the shell and painting the shell with Shimmerz
Images colored with copics

Fishing for The Greeting Farm!
Background created using sponging and copic coloring.
Image colored with Copics

A Woman's Work is never Done!
Background Created with Copics, DSP, and Chrystal effects to give the washer and dryer the thick shiny effect. 
Image colored with Copics

I had to add one last one which is not a "Scene" but still one of  my favorites!!!

Hippy Chick I think I LOVE You!!!!

I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite Blasts from the past!!!! 

Check out all of the Farmers for some fun Sneak Peaks and the Critter Crew girls for fun alternative FFF posts too!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
So now onto the BIG news for the next two days.  Tomorrow I will be sharing a few favorites from my 6 month term with Die Cuts R Us which is ending tomorrow and I have a Good Bye Post from all of the DT girls those leaving and staying on the team.

Sunday Evening is the BIG TGF Turns 2 Blog hop with over 100 participants it is sure to be a blast!!!!

Have a Stampendous Friday Night Everyone See you tomorrow!!!!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Die Cuts R Us DT Challenge for this week, We have a Scheduled day for our C-Section. Posting less, but it is just because baby gets bigger and bigger as do I, but I am doing GREAT

SORRY NO TITLE Picture today having some camera issues so I had to use my Point and Shoot instead of my professional camera to take this picture so I don't have more than one picture today!!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!

Well I am having a Great week my girls are back from their week long trip to visit Grandma is Colorado and I had my 32 week OB appointment yesterday everything looks great and baby is big, but that is normal for me.  We will have a NEW Baby in 7 weeks now.  My C-Section is Scheduled for Monday September 13th so Yea!!!!  I feel really good this week and things are marching on just great so I am really happy about that!!!  Only 3 more weeks from today and school starts here, I am really pretty sad about that I have had such an enjoyable summer with my kiddo's all home all day!!!

So how are all of you doing???  I really am sorry that my posts have gotten less it is just hard to do much stamping these days as I have gotten really huge and every time I sit down to stamp it cuts the circulation off to my legs from my HUGE belly and then I get very swollen feet and legs.  I do miss it though!!!!  But I have found it is almost impossible to stamp while propping up my feet as I have been instructed to do as much as possible LOL!!!  :-)

So this week our Challenge for you at The Crafty Little Place (By Die Cuts R Us) is to use this fun sketch you see below.  The DT girls also all used the fun DSP from My Minds Eye the SO SOFIE - Graceful Collection. I have a picture of the pretty paper below.  I added in some of the My Minds Eye Little Boy Blue collection too!!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT girls blogs and the DT Blog for some fun and very talented inspiration to help get you excited to participate in this weeks challenge and win one of the winner buttons too!!!

The Team:
Heather (Me)

Here is the challenge this week to create something with this sketch!!  It was a challenge but yet very fun too!!!  I think I love the card I ended up with and it is because of this sketch so play along and have fun I know I did.  Then link your project up to the DT blog by Sunday Night at 9pm to be eligible for the winners circle!!
And here is a picture of the sampler pack of the My Minds Eye - SO SOFIE - Graceful Collection DSP the DT girls all used!!!

And Here is my Creation.  I used SU card stocks in Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzelberry, and Perfect Plum.  I used the DSP's linked below and I used Dew Drops also linked below.  I got out my Lg. Classic Scalloped Circle Nesties and my Labels #4 Nesties for the image and the Sentiment.  The Sentiment is from The Greeting Farm along with the image as well which is linked below.

The Thursday Creeper image is colored up in these copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21
Make Up, Clothes, and Hat:  C1, C2, C3, C5, V000, V04, V12, V19

Spellbinders Nestabilities

Well we are hoping to see you play along this week in the challenge and looking forward to what you create!!!!

I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch I really had a fun time with this one!!!

Have a Stampendous Tuesday Everyone!!!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

A Very Special Birthday Blog Hop for a Very Special Friend and Stamper - Combined with today's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge for The Greeting Farm. Jess you know I love you to make this project just for you with your favorite colors even BROWN!!!!

Happy Birthday Jess Blog Hop, and "Dont

 Forget to Floss"

 Farm Fresh Friday Challenge

Hello and Happy Happy Friday Everyone!!!

So today is a very special day!!!!  It is my Good Friend Jess's Birthday and as Jess is also the DT coordinator for The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT, Club Anya DT, Critter Crew DT, and Scrap Book Kit DT we all wanted to have a Happy Birthday Blog Hop with most of us DT girls to tell Jess just how much we love her!!!!

Most of you know Jess as The Whimsical Butterfly and if you know her you know two of her favorite colors are PINK and my personal most unfavored horrible allergy to color BROWN. 

So Jess will know when she sees this just how much I love her because Just for her I worked with that horrible ooooogly color Brown just for her!!!  I also added lots of her favorite color Pink!!!!  Jess loves to write and keep track of feelings and events and actions and events from your family and her daily life so I thought it would be fun to make her a Journal for her Birthday!!!!


So today just for Jess you can hop along with us and then leave comments on entries as you wish, but to win the Prize you have to leave Jess a special Birthday Greeting on The Greeting Farm Blog by Sunday night!!!!

So you came to my Blog from the Fabulous Jen from The Critter Crew DT's Blog and after you are done with your visit here, you will head on out to the next stop on the Birthday Blog Hop to sweet and talented Kristy's Blog!!!

Here is a list of all the Farmers and Critter Crew links for our Normal Farm Fresh Friday posts if you need to get to any of  the links, but most of the DT is all doing the blog hop today too!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin

So this weeks challenge is "Don't Forget to Floss Challenge" So I combined my Birthday Project for Jess with the Floss Challenge which is to use embroidery Floss on your Card or Project.  I used twine embroidery Floss and sewed some of the letters on the "Happy Birthday Jess" sign on the Journal with the twine embroidery floss.

I used SU card stock in Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, and Tempting Turquoise on the Project and the SU stamp set Delight in Life.  I used the same colors of ink as the Card Stock and Chocolate Chip ink to distress around the "Happy Birthday Jess" part of the journal.  All the layers are popped up using excess foam and rubber from my TGF Stamps.
I colored the Pinto Pony image from The Greeting Farm in these copics:
Fur: E31, E35, E39, RV00, RV02, RV06, B00, B02
Grass: G20, G21, G24,
Birds: W00, B60
Here is the "Happy Birthday Jess" Part of the Journal you can see the letters I sewed with the twine embroidery floss.
And one last view of the Journal so you can see some of the dimension on the Journal.

Well I hope you have a very FUN time on the Fun Birthday Blog Hop for my Friend Jess and I hope you play along in the Farm Fresh Challenge this week just link your project up to The Greeting Farm Gallery for this weeks challenge "Don't Forget to Floss" by this coming Wednesday Night!!!!

Have a Very Very Stampendous Friday everyone!!!!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Die Cuts R Us Tuesday DT Challenge a Vintage Sketch and a Sassy Girl to Boot!!!! Plus a Benefit for a Fellow Stamper after a Bad Accident!!!!

A Vintage Sketch and Sassy Girl!!!!
Hi Stampers, Friends, and Family,

Happy Tuesday Morning!!!!

Monday was a quiet day at my house as my 8 year old and my 6 year old are in Colorado visiting my Mom and her husband for the week.  They only left on Sunday Afternoon, but I already miss them a ton!!!  So it is just me and my little 3 year old son Tucker and this active little baby growing in my Tummy.  Well that is me and Tucker, and Baby, and 2 Dogs, 3 Cats, 2 4H Bunny Rabbits, and 3 Fish.  So never a dull moment that is for sure LOL!!!

So today is the start of a new DT Challenge over at Die Cuts R Us DT Blog "A Crafty Little Place"
this week is a sketch Challenge and all of us DT used the really fun Designer Paper from My Minds Eye, So Sofie Line too!!!

So check out all of my team mates blogs and the DT Blog for some fun and very talented inspiration to help get you excited to participate in this weeks challenge and win one of the winner buttons too!!!

The Team:
Heather (Me)

Here is the "Vintage Sketch" we all used for our DT cards this week.  Your challenge is to creates something using this sketch and to link it up to the DT blog by next Sunday Night at 9pm!!!

And here is my Creation for the week.  I used SU Card Stocks in Pumpkin Pie, and some totally glittered heavy DSP with the read oval layer.  I love how sparkly and sassy it is in real life.  I used my Lg Scalloped Ovals and Large Petite Oval Nesties to cut out the die cuts, and I added fun sticker rhinestones in the corners I tried to create my own design 4 different times in each corner to match the flourishes in each corner of the sketch!!!
Pop up Dots

I colored up Sassy Suzi image with these Copics:
Hair: E50, E53, E55, RV02, RV00, RV06
Outfit: B91, B93, B97, R20, R29, R32, R35
YR02, YR04, YR09, E51
Skin: R00, E00, RV21, E93

One last view to see the dimension, the image and layers are popped up using excess foam and rubber from my stamps and glue dots.

I hope you play along this week and I hope you enjoy my creation for today's new DT Challenge!!! 

Die Cuts R Us is also launching a Benefit for a fellow Stamper many of you would know!!!  Here are the details:

Very Special Giveaway

Friends, I am sure by now you have heard what happened to our dear, sweet friend Michelle over at Stampavie. You can read all about it HERE.

Michelle is so nice, and immediately welcomed DCRU into the family of Stampavie retailers. We would like to help out. Die Cuts R Us will donate $1.00 for every participant entry in this week's challenge towards Michelle's medical expenses fund. Plus, every participant will be entered into a drawing to win a Stampavie stamp of their choice from the DCRU stock. Let's show Michelle how much her friends at Die Cuts R Us and A Crafty Little Place care!

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Happy crafting!
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 Have a Very Very Stampendous Tuesday everyone!!!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Greeting Farm is turning TWO!!!!! HUGE Customer and Fan Blog Hop and LOTS of prizes. Come Join in the FUN!!!

Hey all! It's hard to believe that just TWO short years ago, Marie had a couple of 4x6 sets for sale, a brand new blog, and watched Pink Poison become The Greeting Farm. Two years later, after some big dreams realized (including our first trip to Anaheim for CHA 2010!), after being SO blessed with the AMAZING designers that work their magic for us, and after truly befriending all of we are!!!

TWO YEARS and TWO BLOGS later, The Greeting Farm invites YOU to be a part of the celebration!
We are pleased to invite you to:


7:00pm CST

All customer and DT posts should go LIVE at 7pm CST (promptly, please!) with a link back to the TGF Blog where there will be ONE master list of hoppers!
Live chat on our PCP page from 7pm CST to 8pm CST
Where: starting and ending on the TGF Blog with stops along the way by all of YOU!
***RSVP: Here's the important part***

Since a lot of us will be gone that last week in July, PLEASE RSVP NO LATER than SATURDAY, JULY 24th. No late rsvp's will be able to be accomodated since we will have very little access to internet and will have to finalize that post before we leave.
What shall I post with?
You may use ANY TGF Stamp/stamps-retired, new, digi, you choose! Just get your TGF MOJO flowin' and JOIN US!

In addition, during that week, we will be rockin' the "OLD SCHOOL" challenge and will have more info on that later!
Prizes? Did someone say PRIZES???

*TWO RANDOM COMMENTERS (that participate in the hop!) that complete the ENTIRE HOP by Monday, August 2nd at NOON CST will win the ENTIRE August RELEASE!!!!
*ONE random commenter NOT participating in the hop will win the 4x6 set we will be previewing next week!
*In addition, there will be a BRAND NEW Birthday digi for sale!!!! and quite a few digital images given away as well. You know TGF-we LOVE our prizes and LOVE our customers even more!
This will be a HUGE celebration-please join us!
Feel free to attach the above badge to YOUR sidebar as well with a link back to THIS post on the TGF Blog!
Can't wait to see you there!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday Challenge with The Greeting Farm DT - HUGE $25 Prize this week!!! Challenge - Digi and new Technique Challenge. I created my own Patterned Paper using a Digi Image and Word.

Creating Fun Patterned Paper

with Digi Images

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

This week we have a really fun fun fun challenge for you for Farm Fresh Friday!!!  The Challenge is to use a TGF Digi image and to create something using a new Technique you have been wanting to try, or a Technique you have recently gotten into!!!

I tried out two new things.  1.) I created my own Patterned Paper using WORD Document, and a TGF Digi Image Toby Painter (to decorate my kids Paint Brush Holder)
2.) I used the technique Farmer DT member Randi Whall uses where she isolates certain parts of images and colors them and then leaves the rest of the image un colored.

For lots more fun Techniques the DT girls tried out check out all of their blogs below and check out lots of samples on The Greeting Farm Blog (link below)

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin

So How did I make my own Patterned Paper???

I opened a Word Document and I added in about 10 of the Digi image I wanted on the Paper then I changed image sizes and made them all over the paper some side ways, some upside down, some small some big, some catty cornered ect... 

You can also do this in Photo Shop by opening a new page making the page the size of paper 8.5" x 11" translucent in color and add the Digi Image in several times and turn them all the different directions ect... 

Then save the image both as a Photo Shop document so it can be changed later and a JPEG image so it can be printed.  Then just print out your new Patterned Paper and color how you want it.

Here is what the Full 8 1/2" x 11" piece of White Card Stock looked like after I printed it out.  You can see the section I colored and then cut out to fit my Paint Brush Holder.

And Here is my Finished Product.  A Decorated Paint Brush Holder using my very own Patterned Paper I created using a TGF Digi Image!!!
The New Technique I wanted to try was making my own Patterned Paper using Word Document / or Photo Shop if you have it, and a TGF Digi Stamp. 

So I choose to decorate a Paint Brush Container with Toby Painter image.  I created my Digi Paper and then randomly colored different parts of Toby on the Paper and then I Colored one Full Toby and added him popped up on the Container.  I thought this was a fun way to Decorate my kids Paint Brush Holders.

So after I made and colored my own Patterned Paper I cut it to fit the Paint Brush Holder and then attached it to the container using Glue Dots and Sticky Strip (Red Line Tape).
Lastly I attached the popped up Toby Painter fully colored Digi image which I cut out using my Large Scallop, Scallop Circled Nesties and matted it with some Basic Grey DSP.

I am going to let my kids add a label that says Paint Brushes to the top of the Container tomorrow.

Well I hope that you play along in the Challenge this week the Prize is pretty Big so you do not want to miss out!!!!

PLAY ALONG by uploading your card or creation to the TGF Gallery>Contests/Challenges>FFF>Digi do something new? Use a DIGI + a new technique!

You ahve until Wed. July 21st to enter to WIN the new DIGIS by Marina Neira PLUS the Jessica Hymas digis-that's a total of EIGHT digisstamps and about a $25 value!!!

Have a Very Very Stampendous Weekend!!!!!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Scrap Booking Challenge with the Die Cuts R Us DT Girls - Distress Everything!!!! Some of my Very Very Very Favorite Pictures Ever!!!!! Pumpkin Patch Time.

A Distressed Pumpkin of a

Patch Layout!!!!!

Happy Thursday Everyone!!!!

Well man has it been a crazy week at my house.  Not much time for stamping Piper first got Strep Throat and then we started all the stuff for the County Fair.  This is Piper's first year in 4H so it is our first year to participate in the County Fair but as busy as it has been and it only began today Piper is very excited.  She spent from 9am to basically 8pm at the Fair today having her Rabbit Judged, turning in all of her projects, and then helping build a booth for her 4H club tonight.

Piper showed her Bunny for the first time today and she was in 3 Categories and she got Blue Ribbons in all 3 Categories so she was super excited about that!!!!

Now onto this weeks Scrap Book Challenge with the Die Cuts R Us DT.

This week our challenge was to Distress everything.  When you get done here be sure to check out my Team Mates many of them have layouts for you to see too!!!

The Team:
Heather (Me)

This weeks Challenge is to Distress Everything!!!!  At first I planned to distress with inks and things like that and then as I got working I just had to go with the roughed up distress look so I distressed the papers and the pictures instead of with inks I used my Trusty Kitchen Knife and some Sanding Blocks to distress them.
Here is my Project for the Distress Everything Scrap Book Challenge.

I distressed all 32 edges of the card stock and pictures with my trusty Kitchen Knife, because I wanted a rugged look.  I also distressed the 12 x 12 paper with sand paper blocks but that does not show up to well in the pictures!!!!
Stacie Clair Boyd 12 x 12 DSP
Basic Grey - Green At Heart DSP

The pictures are from the Halloween when Piper was 2 1/2 and Willow was 4 months old.  The Big picture in the layout is one of my favorite pictures of Piper ever!!!  I am glad I finally got these pictures scrap booked!!!  I am looking forward to adding some die cut pumpkins and bling to this layout later when I find just the right ones to buy!!!

Here is Piper with the Purple Balloon she got at that Pumpkin Patch.
Piper, Willow, and I on our front porch.
This picture is pretty cropped down but the full version of it shows her running through this huge pumpkin patch this is another of my all time favorite pictures of her!!!!
Here is the Title. 

 I Hand wrote out Our Little Pumpkin on Green Card Stock and then I tore the edges and distressed it by crumpling and folding and scrunching the paper over and over.

Well I hope you enjoyed my Layout these particular pictures have been waiting years to be Scrap Booked so I was super glad when the Paper's Claudia sent us matched them because I love Pumpkin Patch Season and I have a ton of Pumpkin Patch Pictures to Scrap Book!!!!

Off to bed been having lots of contractions lately so trying to maintain light bed rest with feet up.  Which is not very easy at all with 3 kids, 2 Dogs, 3 Cats, 2 4H Bunny's, and 3 Fish, plus one Husband too!!!  :-)

Have a Very Very Very Stampendous Thursday and I hope you join in the challenge and link up to the DT blog link above you have 2 weeks to do your layout!!!

See you back tomorrow for Farm Fresh Friday with us Greeting Farm DT girls!!!!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pictures of Baby #4 3D/4D/Real Time Sonogram done on 7/9/10

As Promised here are 3 Short Video's (just a few seconds each) and Lots of Pictures of Baby #4 from our 3D/4D/ Real Time Sonogram we had done today in Wichita.  It was a fun experience and as soon as I can I will pull out pictures of the other 3 kids 3D/4D sonograms and let you see the difference I think they all look quite a bit alike even In Utero!!!!!

We had a Great Day going to the Sonogram just Marvin I and the girls (Tucker Stayed Home with a Babysitter) Then we went out to eat and hit a couple of stores before driving home again to get Tucker. 

I hope you enjoy the pictures and Video's as much as we did it was an AWESOME experience and I love it more every time we get to do it!!!!

Have a Stampendous Saturday Everyone!!!!


Click on the Play arrow to view these Three short (5 to 6 second video's) of the Baby Moving around in my Belly, I love the first one the most!!!