Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TGF Release Day/Critter Crew Mini HOp!

All the new TGF stamps/digis are available now in the store! You gotta check them out! Besides the adorable critters we've been peeking, there are new Creepers and a new Oliver and Amelia set too! You can see all of the sweet peeks for these over on the Club Anya & Friends blog as well as the TGF blog! Not only are we here at the Critter Crew having a hop, but the CA&F ladies are hopping too and you could win all three new rubber stamps!!
I have a peek at another new digi, Timmy and Penny on a Carousel! Get outta here, they are so adorable!
I colored them in with Copics (OMG please forgive the unblended neck of the horse, I didn't notice that until JUST NOW, how embarrassing, lol! Totally didn't even notice it, how blind am I, ha!
All supplies used on this card are from Pocket Full of Sunshine available on the Caffinated Cropper Blog! The link to purchase the kit is on the right side of Amy's blog! The only thing NOT in the kit is the digi stamp and the Vintage Cream card base. The sentiment is from the EAD Stickerz in the kit, super easy to use!

OKAY! Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Heather Schlatter!!!
If you get lost along the way, here is a listing of the order to hop in today! Don't forget, one lucky lady will win ALL 3 digis just by leaving a comment on the TGF Blog! Winner will be announced during FFF on Friday! 

Thanks for stopping by! I'll have another new digi card up tomorrow:) See ya later!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cheeky Smiles!

Hello blog-land! I have a quick cute card to share with you today! I've been doing alot of coloring these days and finally turned this one *colored a few days ago* into a card!
This is Cheeky Rockabilly! Isn't she gorgeous? And sassy! I love her:) I colored her with Copics and had a ton of fun! There is something really theraputic about coloring, and the more I practice the more I love it:)
TGF stamps are PERFECT for you if you love to color, the faces and hair have so much open area that you can really get in there and practice your technique. I'm still working on black hair, and think i love how it turned out:) I used my "C" copics, a whole range of them!
The striped dp is Webster's Pages and the dotted paper is Scarlet Jewel Bitty Dot paper by PTI. The cardstock base is also SJ, as is the ribbon! The sentiment is from Up, Up, and Away sentiments by PTI.
Also, can't get enough of the Prima crystals, those flourishes just go with ANY card! 

Well that's all from me today! It's gotta be an early night, have a PT test in the morning! 
Yeah! *that was a sarcastic yeah!;)*

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Critters!!!!!!!!!!!!

You heard it! The Greeting Farm is having a huge release on July 1st, that's only 3 days away! There are 3 new Critters and 5 new Chibi's so you want to make sure to check out the TGF Blog for all the sneak peeks, one lucky lady (or dude, if you're out there!) will be winning all five of the Chibi's!

I have one of the three new critter's to introduce you to today, Sailor Seal!
How cute is he? And balancing cupcakes (and not *accidentally* dropping one in his mouth!), this guy is talented! LOL! I just love his little scarf and hat too, totally cute! I colored him in with Copics and then, using the Out of the Box technique, cut it out with my circle nesties. The sentiment is from Cupcake Affair by Verve, and the paper is Report Card by OA. 

Ready for more inspiration? We have lots for you!

TGF Critter Crew

TGF Farmers

The Greeting Farm has TONS of previews to bring you all week long, so be sure to stop by every day this week between the TGF Blog and Club Anya & Friends to see what's on the horizon...JULY 1st is coming VERY soon and we are PUMPED!

Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Viva la Verve! June Week 5--Psalm 3:3

Good morning! It was a beautiful day here in Okinawa, hope your day is great too! I got lots done! Cleaned, took my final, stamped a few cards, went to lunch with my love, went on a little impromptu expedition looking for a dog friendly beach *no luck*, and back home to grill some steaks! Now we're watching shark hunting on Discovery, I like them much more on TV than in the ocean!;)

One of the cards I created today was for this weeks Viva la Verve sketch challenge. You can see the sketch and inspiration pictures HERE! We'd love you to play along with us, Verve stamps are NOT required to play!

Here's my card using a newly released Plain Jane, Psalm 3:3
I used the yellow and green room as my inspiration. The colors I used are Lemon Tart and Spring Moss by PTI. I also threw some Prima flowers and pearls on the card, LOVE the way it turned out! 

Isn't that verve awesome? Great for a friend who needs a little support or pick-me-up! 
Note to self: buy more Prima flourishes! These are so fun!

Well thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Come back tomorrow for a sneak peek and some new critters from The Greeting Farm! You'll LOVE them!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Verve Stamps New Release Blog Hop with a {Twist} of SFYTT:)

So much going on this weekend, so many fun projects to work on, including projects for this month's Verve release! All the new stamps are available now! You can check em' out here: NEW STAMPS!!! If you shop now, you'll save an additional 10% through July 5th!

If you've arrived here from Shannan's Blog, you're on the right track! If not, go back to Julee's blog and start from the beginning, you don't want to miss a single blog today! There will be a full list of the Diva's participating on the Verve Blog so if you come across a break in the chain, you can find your way from there:) One lucky hopper will win the ENTIRE RELEASE so spread the love as you hop along! 

Okay, well I have a couple cards to share with you today! I have LOVED this month's releases so I've been a busy girl in the craft room!
First up is a card using Always on my Mind:

The fonts Julee used this month are SO FUN! Seriously, isn't that the coolest font? Love it! The papers are all by PTI (Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, White, Beautiful Blooms dp). I stamped the sentiment on a luggage tag I got from Mish Mash's Etsy store. I adhered some dp to the tag to break up the white space, we all know I have a problem with too much white space, lol! Love this sentiment, it's perfect for an every day "thinking of you" card to a sympathy card if you need one. I also did a little faux stitching on this one because I'd already added my ribbon before I realized I wanted to sew on it! Oh well, faux to the rescue!

Next up is one of my favorite cards from this release, using Blue Skies:
These butterflies are seriously the most beautiful butterflies ever. They're flowy and gorgeous! AND fun to color:) I put the small and large butterfly stamps on a block and stamped them together in Espresso ink and then colored them in with my Copics. The paper is from Thrift Shop by OA. The cardstock is Kiwi Kiss (SU!) and Vintage Cream (PTI).

Okay, one last card for today, using this weeks' SFYTT by Jen! For this card, I used my favorite stamp set of the release, American Hero!
Oh yeah, and Cheeky Mate by TGF! LOL! I just thought they'd go together SUPER cute and they do:) I colored her up to be in Air Force blues, because, well...I'm in the Air Force and it only seemed right! Don't you love the sentiment? Those stars are in American Hero as well. There are three star designs and they're ALL gorgeous! 

Check out the rest of the SFYTT Sistah's below:
Your next stop on the Verve Stamps New Release Hop is the fabulous Jen Tapler! Head on over to see what she's stamped up for you:)

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your weekend!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Caffinated Cropper Hop-Pocket Full of Sunshine!

***Thanks for visiting! Please scroll down to see my Farm Fresh Friday card for The Greeting Farm!***

Today, the Caffinated Cropper DT has some artwork to share using the June CC kit, Pocket Full of Sunshine! This is a super fun, bright, and cheerful kit! You'll adore it, just like I do!

I could probably count the number of times I've used BRIGHT yellow on a card, on ONE hand! I am not normally drawn to bright yellow; however, the papers and elements in this kit work together SO well that Amy actually made yellow look AWESOME! EVERYTHING you see on this card is from the June kit, except for the Kraft cardstock (PTI). And obviously I need more practice sewing around corners, haha!! I think it gives it a "home-made" feel, don't you? LOL!

In case you didn't notice, NO STAMPING on this card! All of these delicious little images are from the EAD sitckerz included in the kit! SUPER fun and OH SO EASY to use! You can even take them off and re-position the images if you don't like where you laid them down, so easy and fun! I added some Stickles around the sun and clouds and a fun little button in the middle of the sun:)

The other girls have more eye candy in store for you, so hop on to SHERRY's sweet blog to see what she stamped up for you!

If you encounter a hiccup on the hop here is a list of the order of the hop today!

Amy<---buy your kit here!!
Jess *June Guest DT*
Stephanie *June Guest DT*

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your Friday, yipppeee!

Farm Fresh Friday-Gettin' Sketchy with it!

Hey there! Thanks for coming to visit me today, I have missed you!;) Today is a very busy day on my little blog so I appreciate you stickin' with me and not getting bored with my chatti-ness!

The fabulous Cindy Haffner created our FFF sketch for this week and you will love it! It's one of those "go-to" sketches that would work so well with ANY stamps, and leaves alot of room for interpretation! Being the military girl that I am, I stuck with the "rules" lol! 

Here's Cindy's sketch:

And here's my take on it, using the sweetest digi ever, Dance Fever!

Aren't they the cutest? I colored them with Copics to kind of match the dp (October Afternoon).I love these little mice:)

Now you have to check out the rest of the girls! See the Farmers on the TGF blog and the Critter Crew below!
The Fabulous Critter Crew:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mercy's Sketch #79

I wanted to do a little stamping tonight, so I decided to play with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch for this week. I had so much fun with this one, she always has the best sketch designs! 
I've had this PTI set on my desk for a couple days now, and I can't stop using it. Isn't it funny how you have a set for a year or so and finally use it and fall head over heels in love? That's what happened with this set, Wishing You. I adore it!

I stamped the tulips and grass on Taylored Expressions Choice Buttercream cardstock (oh this stuff is awesome!). The tulips are stamped in Cherry Cobbler by SU! and the stems are stamped in Momento Bamboo Leaves and Always Artichoke (SU!). The buttons and ribbon are Scarlett Jewel by PTI and the pretty dsp is by October Afternoon! 

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget the Verve release is right around the corner! Sneaks start on Wednesday on the Verve Blog with the release party on Friday night! See ya there!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

**Viva la Verve June Week 4**

Here I am, 2 days late with my sample for this week's VLV challenge! I'm kinda crazy about this card though! I love the colors, which I drew from the Jungle theme room. See THIS THREAD on Splitcoast for the challenge rules and photos! Verve Stamps are NOT required to play along so come on over and hang with us!
--Here's the sketch--

--And here's my card--

Can you tell I was feelin' this color combo when I made the sketch? LOL! Totally on purpose, I assure you;)
I stamped the sentiment block from "Protector" in Versamark ink on the Pear Pizazz cardstock, rand the Early Espresso cardstock through the cuttlebug using the woodgrain impresssion dies from PTI, and distressed and sewed most of the layers down. The sentiment is from "Dad's Day", I love it. I only wish it said "Dad" instead of "Father". "Father" seems much too formal for me. My Dad is my daddy, my poppa bear, my hero:) I do miss him...
Also, because I'm me, I had to add buttons! I'm sorry if this makes it too girly, but my dad will love it anyways, lol! He HAS to, I'm his daughter! Aren't they supposed to tell us we did a good job, no matter how crappy it really is? Hahaha! 
I hope you come over and play with us in the Verve Forums! We have so much fun with these sketches every week, and when you throw in some lovely Verve stamps, it's just a weekend in heaven;)

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Okay, this week's SFYTT really had me scared, but when I decided on my images and papers, this baby took off with a mind of it's own, lol! SO LOVE this card *I hope that's not horrible to say, lol!*
First the sketch:
Isn't it phenomenal??? LOVE it!
Here's my card--
I used Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers and some of my favorite Verve stamps--Up, Up, and Away and Sweet on You. 
In case you haven't heard, Verve, MFT, and TCP have teamed up to bring you a great deal (all three stores are offering 10% off!), as well as provide some relief to Susan Liles and her husband Eric, while he's fighting his battle on cancer. Your purchases from either of these three stores will help gather much needed money for the Liles' family growing bills. 

Head on over to Jen's Blog to see the sketch and to submit your entry! AND, click on these blogs to check out the rest of the SFYTT team!

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

FFF-Button it!

The theme for this weeks Farm Fresh Challenge is BUTTON IT UP! All you gotta do is create a card (with TGF stamps) and at least THREE buttons! That's it! Super easy, and I know you all have lots of buttons lying around, waiting to be used up! Here's my sample, using Irvin Sax!
I can't help it, but I just adore Irvin! His big ole' glasses are just SO CUTE! I used a kraft card base and a single sheet of paper from the Max and Whiskers line by Basic Gray! And the buttons and Soft Suede ribbon, which I LOVE, are from SU! The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms' "U R A Hoot!"

Wouldn't you love to see what the TGF Farmers and Critter Crew have prepared for you? Go to the TGF Blog for more!

Here are the rest of the Critter Crew chicks!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Caffinated Cropper Hop! Pocket Full of Sunshine...

Good morning! Are you hear hopping through the Caffinated Cropper DT blogs? Are you loving the new June Kit, Pocket Full of Sunshine? Well I AM! I think this may be my favorite kit ever, right along side The Beez Kneez! This is a bright, cheery kit CHOCK FULL of all kinds of fun embellishments and papers:) Before I show you my card, how about a quick look at the goodies in the kit? Can you believe that ALL OF THIS is only $35 including shipping? Dang, that Amy is good at putting these kits together:)

10off25 purchase at Paper Makeup
30% off at EAD Designs
Paper 6x6 2 each
Bazzil Smoothies Tropical Breeze, Kiwi, Marmalade Blast, Banana Blitz
Fancy Pants Suit Up
SassaFrass Lass With Love
SassaFrass Lass Confection
My Little Shoebox Flying High
October Afternoon Sprinklers
October Afternoon Ice Cream
1yd Lemon Grosgrain Ribbon
1yd Blue Twist Baker's Twine
1yd Copenhagen Satin Ribbon
1/2yd Blue/Green Sidesaddle Grosgrain Ribbon
Making Memories Flutter Buttons
Making Memories Flutter Blossoms
2 Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts Black/White
2 Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts Red/Kraft
4 Little Yellow Bicycle Free Spirit Stickpins
1 Cat's Eye Amber Clay Fluid Chalk
1 Jenni Bowlin Banner/Red Cardstock Sticker Alpha
3 Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline Chipboard Word Icons (adhesive)
2 Little Yellow Bicycle Free Spirit Chipboard Frames
1 BookMark Holder
2 Shipping Tags
10 Lemon Tickets
3 Gold Doilies
2 Paper Clips (Asst Colors)
1 piece of 100% Wool Feltworks Aqua Felt
1 piece of 100% Wool Feltworks Cheddar Felt
1 Paper makeup Stamp Set (rubber!)
(includes a rainbow and two sentiments)
1/2 Sheet Crafty Chronicle Newspaper Donna Salazar
 2 Exclusive Sheets of EAD STICKERZ (SO cute!)

and some SUPER FUN Whimsy Haven digi stamps!
That is a fabulous deal, wouldn't you say? 
If you haven't had a chance to pick up your "Birds of a Feather" kit yet, Amy is running a special! You can buy this month's "Pocket Full of Sunshine" kit AND "Birds of a Feather" for only $50, with FREE shipping! That's a happy mail day right there! Just go to Amy's Blog and click on the buttons to buy on the right hand side of her blog...

Okay, here's my card using supplies from the "Pocket Full of Sunshine" kit!

The rainbow and sentiment are in the Paper Makeup stamp set, isn't it precious? There is another sentiment in the set that says "that's why I love you"! Isn't that sweet? Remember that Cyndi Lauper song? AWW! Everything on this card is in the kit, except the Vintage Cream (PTI) card base and the wrinkle ribbon (from Mish's Etsy shop!) Oh, and the Stickles that I added to the clouds:)

We have MORE fun news! We have two new guest designers this month! And they are both SPECTACULAR and I LOVE working with them! Say hello and welcome to.....


Welcome girls, so glad to play with you this month:)

Also, go visit the other DT blogs here:

Okay, off you go to enjoy more sunshine:) Enjoy your day!