Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mystery Monday featuring Alice Wertz!

Happy Monday! Keeping this short because I'm still on vacation *and freezing my tail off*
As I mentioned, today we're featuring the wonderful talents of Alice Wertz! You can see the card we're case'ing on the CA&F blog! You'll notice that I'm the only one showing a previously released stamp, the other girls are show-caseing a NEW stamp so you want to make sure you hop on over to their blogs when you leave here:)
Here's my card--
This is Beanie Anya:)  Love her! It's so fun to create cute little outfits around that sweet beanie cap! I believe these papers are from Mitten Weather by Cosmo Cricket! 

Here's the list of the girls hopping today so make sure you show them some love:)

Thanks for stopping by today:)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mystery Monday featuring Marit Meijer!

Hello lovely ladies! Are you still out there? I know my posts are far and few in between and I apologize for that! Our vacation is AMAZING and we're having a wonderful time! We leave my in-laws place in PA on Tuesday for MY family in Montana and I CAN'T WAIT! *I CAN wait for the 10 degree temps they've been having though, shudder!*

Today is Mystery Monday and we over at CA&F are featuring Marit Meijer! Go to THE BLOG to see the beautiful card of her's that we're caseing! Here's my card:
I used Cafe Ian who I really love:) I colored him up with Copics and then laid him on the card! The papers are Bo Bunny if I remember correctly? I made this card three weeks ago so I forget, lol!

Remember to go to the CA&F blog to see the card we're featuring and details on how YOU can play along!
Also, visit my sweet team mates, their blogs always amaze me:)

                        Thanks for coming to visit me, I'll be back to posting regularly in early December! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mystery Monday featuring Elena!

Howdy ladies! Long time no chat? I'm in the states now, yeah! We're in PA with my husbands family this week and we'll be going to my family in Montana in another week or so! Really loving being back in the states, I miss it so much:

Okay, well this is going to be a quick post so I do apologize that you don't get to hear me yammer on about my personal life, lol!;)

Today over on Club Anya & Friends is Mystery Monday and we're featuring the lovely and talented Elena! Hop on over to the CA&F Blog to see her beautiful card!
I used the little cutie from Sweet and Toxic and colored her in with Copics to match this beautiful paper by BG! The pink paper is actually by SU! Here's a picture of the colors I used!

Okay, like I said I'm knee deep in the family get-together so I have to keep this SHORT but PLEASE go over to the CA&F blog to see the featured card, the rest of the beautiful DT cards, and challenge details! 

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today:) Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thanks for PERKING me up!

I have been making OODLES of cards this week! Billy and I are heading back to the states for a few weeks on Saturday and I had to get ahead on some DT commitments, fun stuff! Whilest in my card making frenzy, I happened upon this image, already stamped out, that hadn't been colored yet! Joy! I just love Clementine the Teapot Girl by Stamping Bella, isn't she adorable?
 I wanted the teapot blue so I found some matching papers by October Afternoon!
I'm always afraid I'm coloring too much and then I see pictures and I'm like "DANGIT!" lol! I could have colored her teapot alot darker! Oh well, I still love how she turned out:) The sentiment is from a really adorable set by Our Craft Lounge called "Fueled by Caffeine"
I started on this card and wanted to use Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch but it actually turned out NOTHING like the sketch, lol! I'm not going to submit this to her challenge but wanted to shout out anyways since I *did* use it to some extent:)

**On the subject of "Perking Up" I'd like to say THANK YOU to Michelle Woerner and Teresa Kline! Ya know why? They PERKED ME UP by giving me an extra pass to CHA in January! OMG it's true! I get to go to CHA!!! Thanks so much girls for hookin' me up, I can't wait to meet all my stamping friends, face to face! Are YOU going to CHA? Let me know if you are, I'd love to meet you!**

Okay, that's it from me today! Off to watch Dancing with the Stars! I still don't know who to root for, they all kind of annoy me this year, but if I had to pick right now, it'd be Jennifer Gray. She started out as my favorite by a long shot but lately she's been so whiney and irritating! Still, she's the best talent I think. Her and Brandy but I prefer Baby...I mean Jennifer Gray:)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mystery Monday featuring Peggy!

Hello! It's Monday again, boo! It's all good, I'm sure we're all going to have a fabulous Monday, right? I know I am because I'm OUT-PROCESSING! That's right, 3 more days till I'm out of the Air Force. It's bitter sweet, but mostly sweet;) 11 years though, it's a long time and I loved every single minute serving in the Air Force. At least my hubby is still in for another 5 years or so, so I still get to be involved in the best branch there is, w00t!;)

Okay okay, sorry for that, got sidetracked!;) I bet you're hear because it's Mystery Monday, right? I LOVE Mystery Monday's because we get to CASE the most awesome ladies around, the TGF groupies!;) This week we're featuring Peggy McCurry! This lady can STAMP! And COLOR! And MAKE CARDS! Bwahaha! Check out the card we're CASE'ing this week:
So fun right? I love the bright orange! I didn't go orange though, I went with richer colors *although I do see orange in my future!*
Here's mine...
I used the new Beanie Anya, don't you love her? She is so sweet! I also used my new Webster's Pages papers, I forgot which line, but it's the Christmas one...
I colored Beanie in with Copics to match the dp. I've been playing around with shading alot lately, I really admire the ladies who can shade and it looks so life like and real! I'm practicing so hopefully I'll get the hang of it;) I do love my Copics! I'm trying to figure out how to bring all 300 some Copics on the airplane with me this weekend, bwahaha! 
Speaking of which, here are the colors I used on Anya today...

Hop on over to the CA&F Blog for eye candy from the DT ladies, challenge details, and to play along with us! It's a fun one *they all are, lol!* Enjoy your Monday:)

~Hugs, Amber


**Special Announcement!!!**

"The Greeting Farm will be HOPPIN' into the Holidays featuring our December release! Please join us on TUESDAY, NOV. 30th at 7pm CST on the TGF Blog for an ALL-CUSTOMER and DT blog hop, featuring HOLIDAY cards that use TGF stamps! The DT will be premiering some December releases, there will be prizes, chit chat on our PCP page from 7pm CST to 8pm CST, and the winner of our Ugly Sweater Inspired contest will also be announced!
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
"Let it Snow" (use snow in creative ways on your card)
"Santa, Baby" (cute Santa-inspired cards)
and "It's a Wrap" (creative ways to use gift wrap on a card)
You may enter one, two, or all 3 categories, but must create a separate entry for each category and you MUST USE TGF STAMPS!
What's more? There are even MORE ways to win! You do not have to create for one of the three challenges, unless you WANT TO, because in addition, ONE lucky hopper WHO PARTICIPATES in the Blog Hop will receive the ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE just for making it through the hop and commenting. In addition, another lucky NON-participant will also win this prize.
More information will be released as the weeks move on, but to sign up, you need to email Jessica at yeahshestamps at gmail dot com NO LATER than TUESDAY, November 24th-NO exceptions, sorry. With the holidays approaching and lots of family in from out of town, Jess will need the list by then at the latest.
PLEASE put "TGF HOLIDAY HOP" as your subject line-this is very important! We can't wait to hop into the holidays with all of our friends on the Farm!"

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SFYTT-Happy Holidays

Anybody ready for another SFYTT? This one is really fun and while sticking with the basic layout, I made a couple small modifications...
The papers are by Websters Pages and I just got a few new packs of it, I am SO in love with this paper! If there was ever a paper I would frame, it would be these, lol! I used my Christmas Tree die by PTI to cut some Fine Linen felt and then stitched some buttons on and added some pearls. The sentiment is from Friendship Jar: Holiday Fillers. 

Make sure to check out the rest of the SFYTT Sister's today and a HUGE welcome to the November Guest Designer, Stephanie Muzzulin!
November Guest, Stephanie Muzzulin

I wanted to also post my sample for this week's Viva la Verve challenge at the Verve Forums at Splitcoast! Here's my sample:
I used a new Plain Jane by Verve called "Joy". It's one stamp, and that big opening in the "O" really cries for a button, lol! 
To see the sketch, details, and to play along, please go to THIS THREAD! Thanks and hope to see you play with us!


That's it for me today! I'll see you tomorrow:)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Things are getting ugly.

And if you want to know what I mean, you ***NEED*** to go to the TGF Blog! Make SURE you don't have water in your mouth and that you are sitting down, lmbo!!!
**We're having an UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER inspired CARD CONTEST!!!**
Have you ever heard of something so fun? I think NOT! I am totally loving this contest and already have another idea brewing;)
When I heard we were going to do this, I googled "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" and HOLY POO there are some GROTESQUE sweaters out there, lol! I had a ton of fun browsing and laughing though and finally decided I hated this one!

Hideous, right? But I rather liked the color combo so I went with it!
Here's my card using the sweet new "I {heart} Sweaters" set!
I made this picture nice and big so you can see the ugly sewing, all the sparkle on her sweater, and that beglitzed and bejeweled Christmas tree! 
I actually think the sweater is kinda cute, but if that was a REAL sweater on anyone other than Anya, it'd be downright hideous with all that sparkle, lol! 
Okay, well I hope you join us in this contest because it is going to be a RIOT!!! This is your chance to go balls-to-the-wall ugly on your cards and STRUT YO' STUFF!
I can't wait to see the gallery FULL of ugliness;) 
Like I said, go to THE BLOG and read the contest post because it's hilarious! You'll also see a couple pics of Jess and Marie that will leave you scratching your heads thinking WTH were they thinking??? BWAHAHA!