Thursday, September 30, 2010


There is REASON to celebrate on Splitcoast this week! It's the 300th sketch challenge in the Sketches Forum! Wow, 300 sketches is ALOT of inspiration! I know I adore these sketches, Roxie and her pals do a great job coming up with sketches every week! This week, there are tons of PRIZES to be won just by playing along! See THIS THREAD for deets!
Sorry about the horrible picture, my camera does not love me today!
Here's my submission using "Make a Wish" by Taylored Expressions! I just love this set! The best part is, Taylor is donating money from each set sold to a children's charity. 
So I've seen the DT and Taylor herself whipping up amazing cards with this awesome cake and it just made me want it so bad! So guess what came in my mailbox today?:)
The dp is from Pixie-licious by Cosmo and the cardstock (Ripe Avacado, Plum Pudding, Lavendar Moon) is all by PTI.

Thanks for stopping by today! Come on back tomorrow for my Farm Fresh Friday project!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Miss Anya Lounge, Take 2!

***Sorry about the double posting if you're reading this again! I had to schedule my blog post and as you can image, figuring out the time difference from Oki to the states and then scheduling in the future from the past is confusing, lmbo! It was TOTALLY my fault, I scheduled it for AM when it should have been PM! GRRR! Little details like that, lol! This time, it was NOT blogger's fault! Quick! Mark the date and time, lol! ***

Back to our regularly scheduled blog post!

It's almost time...'ve SEEN the previews.... you've heard the screaming....and now, here's just another little peek of what you can do with these ADORABLY CHIC and SASSY new "Miss Anyas" from The Greeting Farm:

Introducing: MISS ANYA LOUNGE 
Again, these sassy ladies are just PERFECT! I colored this one to match my Cosmo Cricket papers and used some sparkly flowers by Petaloo! Cardstock, buttons, and ribbon are all PTI. The sentiment is from Anya Says by TGF:) It's hard to see when I use light colors, but I airbrushed the oval behind Miss Anya with a YR20 marker. It's an exact match for Versamagic Wheat chalk ink that I really love for sponging! Air Brushing is so much easier to me, no worrying about sponge lines or anything! Perhaps I'll do a toot on it one day:) Not rocket science, but just to show you how *I* do it...

These sassy chicks will be available at The Greeting Farm in JUST two days-October 1st, but there is ONE set hidden on a DT member's blog today!    So grab a cuppa somethin', sit back, relax and LOUNGE as you have a blast seeing the samples today! 

Have a BLAST "loungin' around with the Farm today!  Winner will be announced tomorrow-RELEASE DAY, right here on the TGF blog!  

Miss Anya Lounge!

SO SORRY! This post went up TOO EARLY! It'll be up in again in a couple hours!

Monday, September 27, 2010


Hey everyone!  FALL is HERE!  Can you smell the apple pies, crisp leaves, and spiced cider?  Well we thought we'd SPICE things up for you indeed with a CHANCE TO WIN at the end of our "HIDE and SNEAK PEEK" with The Greeting Farm and Club Anya & Friends today!

It all starts on the TGF Blog today and as you can see, Oliver and Amelia are REALLY having fun sneaking away from Marie and Jess and playing Hide and Seek!   Cute little buggers, we just couldn't seem to catch them for previews today.

However, we've heard through several sources that they've been spotted hanging out on the DT's blogs and well, we plan on catching them VERY soon!

Your mission?   HOP THOSE BLOGS and check out the NEW OLIVER & AMELIA set "Just for You!"    Here's the order of the Hop:

Tanya Tahir-TGF Oct. Guest

Kim Yu-CA&F October Guest Designer!

Oh-and here's the thing-because of the "DOUBLE TROUBLE" that these two have been causing, there will be TWO winners selected at random for participating in our "HIDE & SNEAK PEEK!"   BOTH will be announced tomorrow here and on the Club Anya & Friends Blog, so stay tuned and have a BLAST finding those two cuties...and seeing what the DT has put together today, JUST FOR YOU :)

Here's MY little sneak peek!
How CUTE is Amelia with her little tray of muffins? The designer papers on this card are from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety!
I love this new stamp set, just wait till you see what the rest of the team has cooked up for you with these sweeties!!!

Well thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy today's Hide and SNEAK PEEKS!!! Come back tomorrow for MORE!!!;)

Sunday, September 26, 2010


If you heard SCREAMING just now, yeah that was ME! You heard me ALL THE WAY from OKINAWA, LOL! Why am I screaming? Because I'm just so excited that I get to tell you my news! I've been asked to serve the next few months on one of the FUNNEST teams for one of the FUNNEST companies around, Club Anya & Friends!!! You may have noticed that I have a little "thing" for Anya and all her adorable friends! So it's really a dream come true to be on this team! And check out who my new team mates are!!!!!!!!

and the October Guest DT, Kim Yu!

Amazing girls, right? I am SO excited to work with these girls and just KNOW this will be a fun team!!!

So as if THAT wasn't exciting enough, I'm sure you do realize there are some SNEAK PEEKS going out this week! Oh yeah, this month is a FABULOUS release that I just KNOW you're going to love as much as I do! You've already met the cutie pie "Cafe Ian", now let me introduce you to "Special Autumn"! Her and all her friends will be released this Friday, October 1st!!
How stinkin' cute is she? She makes me want to pull out my winter clothes! Oh wait, I don't have any of those because it's 1000 degrees all year round here in Okinawa, bwahaha!
I digress, this little chick is so fun to color! I love these stamp sets because you can kind of design their outfits, kwim? I made her match the fabulous papers from Cosmo Cricket's "Togetherness" line! 

Do you love the layout? No I'm not being arrogant, that's not MY layout, lolol! It's Kim Yu's! Today's Mystery Monday is all about Kim and her darling card! Hop on over to the CA&F blog to see the card and details on how to play along with us! If you DO decide to play with us, and you are chosen as the winner, you can pick ANY single in the store for FREE! You have until Sunday, October 3rd at 5:00 pm CST to play along:)

I'm so happy you stopped by today to share in my exciting news!
Now come back tomorrow for more previews and a SURPRISE!!!
Click on my team-mates blog links above to check out their previews or just go on over to the 
Club Anya & Friends blog for the down and dirty:)

SFYTT-Hallo Witch!

Hey friends! SO sorry my SFYTT is late this weekend! Been a BUSY one filled with crashed emails, no internet, manicures, taking the dogs to the pool for "Dog Days of Summer" and dinner with my sweetie! BUT I just loved this sketch so much so I MADE time to do it today!
Fantastic, right?
Here's my card using the ADORABLE Hallo Witch digi from The Greeting Farm!
This image printed off pretty big so I made my card a 5x5 square. The purple/black papers are from Hallowee'en in Wonderland by Graphic 45 and the green polka dot papers are from SU! The sentiment is from Holiday Best, also by SU!

Make sure to check out my SFYTT sistah's to see their fabulous work with this fabulous sketch!

Jen Del Muro and our fabulous September Guest Designer Tori Wild!

Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for a fun surprise;)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

VLV September Week 5-Thinking of You

Hello! Anyone looking for a sketch challenge? We have a fun one for you in the Verve Forums on Splitcoast! Here's the sketch:
And here's my sample:
I chose to combine my inspiration from two of the inspiration pictures (see the thread for details). I really loved the black and white room but wanted a pop of color! So I used Terracotta Tile which I picked out from another inspiration picture:)
The flower image and sentiment are from Kind Words by Verve. I love this set, the fonts and sentiments are so beautiful!

I hope you get a chance to come play with us! It's the last sketch of September already!

***Also, don't forget about the *SALE* at Verve Stamps this week! 15% off ALL VERVE STAMPS through September 30th with code FALLSCS!***

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FFF-Sketchy Seal!

Good morning and happy FRIDAY! I don't know about you but I *SERIOUSLY* need this weekend! What a busy week, but I'm sure we're ALL busy! I should be happy to be busy right? It means I have a job...and make money...and can buy STAMPS with that money, lol! There is an UPSIDE to EVERYTHING!

Okay, enough jabbering, it's Friday morning and I haven't even made it through my first cup of coffee so I may not be making sense, hee!

Today, Mercy gave us a SUPER fun sketch to play with!

And here's my card using one of the newest Critters added to the Crew, Robbie Seal! Robbie is a DIGITAL image and they print out BeAuTiFUlLy on Neenah cardstock! No smearing, even when coloring RIGHT out of the printer! Here is a page with ALL the critters! They're seriously SO CUTE!

I used some papers from the Bittersweet pad by Basic Gray and some Ripe Avacado cardstock. I colored the sweet seal in with my Copics and then used the out of the box technique to leave the cupcakes towering above the image:) I love this image! The sentiment is from Artful Elegance by Verve Stamps. I added some ribbon tabs to the image, punched some pink felt with a PTI die, and added some Scarlet Jewel buttons to the  scallops! I really had a lot of fun making this card and I'm super excited to see the rest of the crew and farmer's cards using this fun sketch!

So what are we waiting for?

Critter Crew


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wishing You...MOJO!

I wish stamping mojo to anyone out there suffering from a lack thereof! I know I have been, but there is nothing like a sketch challenge to beat it! This week's Mojo Monday #157 sketch is SO fun and I had a blast creating with it!

Isn't it fabulous? I adore Julee's sketches!
Here's my card using Wishing You by Verve Stamps--

The card base is Spring Moss, the purple cardstock/buttons are Plum Pudding, and the patterned paper is from Pixi-licious by Cosmo Cricket! LOVE that paper, HATE to cut into it but it's TOO pretty to hide away, lol! What a conundrum!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

IC250-Terracotta Flowers

Hi there, remember me? I'm Amber! And I've been BAAAAD about updating my blog the past couple weeks, SO SORRY! I have alot of stuff going on at work with getting out of the Air Force, outprocessing, med appts, school, all piled on at once and didn't leave me much time or mojo for stamping! But I got in my stamp room tonite and didn't come out till I put something together, lol! 

I was looking at the Inspiration Challenge this week on Splitcoast and fell in LOVE with this picture:
I really want that orange bag, and the green one! And the blue one! LOL! As soon as I saw this picture, I really wanted to create a card with a new set by Verve called Dream Big! 

I stamped the flowers from Dream Big in Versamark ink and embossed with white powder. All 3 layers are popped up on dimensionals for some fun! I added some buttons to the flower centers and a couple rows of silver pearls for some bling!

I'll be back tomorrow with a Mojo card! I got one started but I'll have to finish it tomorrow, this girl is TIRED!:)

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Hiya friends! I'm here with another SFYTT challenge sample! This week's sketch is SUPER fun and I just know you'll have fun with it too!
Here's my card using Sweet Anya, recently released by TGF!

I colored Anya in with Copics on Neenah cardstock and cut her out with my rectangle Nestabilities.The dp is from Pixi-licious by Cosmo Cricket! I seriously love this paper and hated to cut into it, every piece of paper in this pack is beautiful!

The sentiment is from Happy Hello by Verve Stamps and the flowers are Primas!

Last time I was in the states and was in Michaels I bought a zillion packages of these silver pearls! I think their Recollections. LOVE them:)

Okay, well go on and see what the rest of my SFYTT Sistah's have prepared for you today! 

Jen Del Muro and a HUGE welcome to our fabulous September Guest Designer Tori Wild!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Viva la Verve! September Week 4!!!

Hi there! I don't have a card to share today (BBOOOOO!) but I have a fun sketch challenge for you over on the Verve forums on Splitcoast! Verve stamps aren't required so come play along with whatever you have, it's a really fun challenge! See for yourself:

Along with this sketch, you have an inspiration challenge! Check out THIS THREAD on Splitcoast to see the challenge:) Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

VLV September Week 3-Delight in Life

Howdy ladies! Can you believe the weekend is almost over already? They seriously go TOO FAST! Now I know most of you are reading this on Sunday morning thinking, "Hey! There's still a whole day to go!" Well as I type this, it's 8:00 pm Sunday night (y'know, time difference and all) and we're getting settled in and ready to start our week! Well, what better way than to FINALLY get my VLV card sample done? 
How much do you love those colors together? About as much as me? Our inspiration this week comes from a  gorgeous Etsy shop called StyleyWalls!  This fabulous lady has some gorgeous wall art and the one I chose to use as inspiration is, well, my favorite {obviously!} The stamp set I used is one of my all-time favorites, Miracles Blossom! Not only does it have some really fun floral images but the sentiments and font styles are FABULOUS! The colors I used are Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay by SU! and White and Chocolate from PTI. I also added some white liquid pearls to the scallops and the SU! edge punch! I love the dimension the liquid pearls add:)
Here's the inspiration picture I based my card on:
You want to play along with us? If you do play along, in all five weekly challenges this month, you could win the next month's stamp release, IN FULL, FOR FREE!!! See THIS THREAD for details and how to play!

Thanks for stopping by today, I love it when you do!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

SFYTT-Sponsored by The Stamping Boutique!

Happy Saturday to you! It's a fabulous day for a SFYTT challenge, wouldn't you say? 

This week's challenge is being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique! 
The Stamping Boutique offers SO many adorable stamps! I am especially in love with their Halloween release so I used Princess Jennifer Latte the Witch for my sample...

I colored everything in with my Copics and used the new Matilda stack from Cosmo Cricket. To get the gradient night sky, I airbrushed B93 on the top and B95 on the bottom. I had to use my back up camera for this because my good one died and it really didn't capture the color to my taste. You can't even tell but I colored Jennifer the Witch green! She's so cute! 

This is a fun sketch but challenging too! So if you're up for a challenge, get on it! Link up your cards on Jen's Blog your chance to win:) Remember, Jen also looks for future guest designers from the weekly entries so if you want to play with us for a month, what are you waiting for?:)

Let's go see what the other SFYTT ladies have come up with!
Jen Del Muro and a HUGE welcome to our fabulous September Guest Designer Tori Wild!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday-You MOVE me!

Hey there chickie-poos! This is a SUPER quick post for now because I have to get to work and forgot to schedule this post to go automatically! GRRR! 
Today's Farm Fresh Friday challenge is to incorporate moving parts on your cards! This was tough for me, so I went with a pull out tag on my card:)
I used the ever-so-sweet Irvin Sax! I just love him and his cute saxophone! I used the fabulous new "Wanted" papers by Cosmo Cricket and some Soft Suede cardstock and Irvin was colored in with Copics. 
Here's the tag when it's pulled out!

Okay, sorry I don't have alot of time to chat so make sure to stop by the TGF Blog for challenge details and then check out these fabulous ladies' creations!
Critter Crew:


Thanks for stopping by today!