Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge- Fall colors!!!

Today is another installment of Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge! This is number 29 and Fall Colors is the challenge!

I used Crisanta, a beautiful fairy! I colored her with my Derwent colored pencils and blended with OMS. Dp is Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety. I added some faux stiching around the edges with a white gel pen and paper piercing. Sentiment is from the All a Flutter sentiment set, all of these DIGIS are available at the Wild Flower Kids Store!!

Hope you like it!

Stamps Used: Crisanta, all a flutter sentiments digis-Wild Flower Kids
Paper Used: White, true black-PTI, orange-SU, dp-cosmo cricket Garden Variety
Accessories Used: Colored pencils-Derwent, OMS, blending stumps, white brads-MM, white gel pen

Make sure you head over to The Wild Flower Patch to find out all the details on how to play along!! You could win free digis!!
Check out my fellow talented DT members!!!
Jen Shults {Artist and Owner}
Donna Wardle { Design Team coordinator}
Leigh Ann Baird {Perfect Presentations Templates Designer}
Jenn Koss
Lelia Pierce
Angela Sowell

Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another NEW Critter preview for The Greeting Farm!!

Happy Monday!
Myself and my fellow AMAZZINGLY Talented TGF Critter Crew DT have more previews for you!! Yay!
Today I am using Rainy Duck which is another amazing image by Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm and will be available Sept 1st!!!
I have colored this sweet ducky with my Derwent colored pencils and used Papertrey Ink DP. This image seems to say little baby card to me but I went with a sentiment from Unity "Embrace each moment" I thought it was fitting since he is covering himself up from the rain but is still smiling! :)
Hope you like it!

Stamps Used: Rainy Duck digi-Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm, sentiment-Unity
Paper Used: White-PTI, dp-PTI
Accessories Used: Twine, button, colored pencils-Derwent, OMS, blending stumps

Head over to the The Greeting Farm blog and see all the wonderful previews!!
And of course Check out my fellow Critter Crew DT!

DT for The
Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"
Heather Schlatter

Jen Shults

Jacquie Nordaune{ME!!}
Kristine Reynolds
Jennifer Royal
Linda Muhr
Tangii Crain

ALSO head over to the Club Anya and Friends Blog for a preview of a NEW ANYA!!! YES!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Till Later!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday sketch from Mercy AND a preview of NEW Marina Neira Images!!

This is a special Farm Fresh Friday today because The Greeting Farm is releasing NEW Marina Neira Images SOON!! The Critter Crew DT is showing previews of the new cuties coming out September!!
I chose to make a card with the New Huey and the Birdhouse! Isn't he a cutie!!?? He and Ivy make a perfect couple :)
I colored Huey with my Derwent colored pencils and used DP from cosmo cricket and My Mind's Eye lines. We had an AWESOME sketch from Mercy to use and I just LOVE all her sketches of course!!
Hope you like it!

Stamps Used: Huey and the Birdhouse digi-Marina Neira for TGF {coming soon!}, sentiment Unity
Paper Used: White-PTI, kiwi kiss-SU, DP- cosmo cricket, My minds eye
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: Colored pencils-Derwent, ribbon, button, OMS, blending stumps

Make sure you check out the WHOLE DT today for all the AMAZING previews!!! They will blow your mind!!
DT for The
Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"
Amber Height

Jen Shults

Jacquie Nordaune
Kristine Reynolds
Jennifer Royal
Linda Muhr
Tangii Crain

The Greeting
Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Cindy Haffner
Mercy Kerin
Cindy and Kadie I will MISS you ladies!! You inspire me!!
Head over to The Greeting Farm Blog for all the details on these new little critters, NEW TGF stamps and how to play along!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday Color Challenge!!

Happy Friday to all!!
I am back today with my Farm Fresh Friday post for The Greeting Farm!! This week Melyssa has given us a color challenge! Hawaiian Shores-PTI, Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss-SU!
This was quite a tough one for me!! These are not colors I use very often lol!

Here is my try at it though :D
I used Randy with a Flower digi from Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm. He was so much fun to color! I used the primary challenge colors to color his clothes and hat. I cut out Randy with my Circle Nesties and then glued the hat on top of the cut out image! My lovely friend Donna does that quite often and need to give her credit for that idea! :D {Thanks chicka}
I used Kiwi Kiss cardstock, and DP from Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride. Randy was colored with my Derwent Colored pencils. Sketch is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #87!! Love them!
Hope you all like it!
Stamps Used: Randy w/ Flower-Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm
Paper Used: Spring Moss, white-Papertrey Ink, DP Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride
Accessories Used: Colored pencils-Derwent, Spring moss ribbon-PTI, OMS, blending stumps, circle nesties, button

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Hope you come visit The Greeting Farm blog and play along!! Go and check out the rest of the DT!!!

DT for The
Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Hey Everyone!
It is Wednesday again and time for another Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge! This week we were challenged to use Polka Dots!!

I grabbed Bella from the Fun in the Sun release back in June! She is ONLY 3 Bucks!
I colored her with my Derwent colored pencils to match the Cosmo Cricket DP polka dotted paper I used. I also used the sentiment from the Pretty in Pink WFK set! She looks ready for high school to me! Kept this pretty simple.

Stamps Used: Bella digi, sentiment Pretty in Pink- Wild Flower Kids
Paper Used: White, lemon tart-Papertrey Ink, Dp-Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride
Accessories Used: Versafine onyx black ink, colored pencils-Derwent, OMS, blending stumps, twine-Stamper's Dream, buttons-PTI

Go and check out this weeks challenge at The Wild Flower Blog!! I hope you can play along and have a chance to WIN 3 FREE digis!!!! Also make sure you check out this ROCKIN Design Team and show them some love!!
Thanks for Stopping!!
Till Later!!

****I just finally got online today after ALL my packing for Saturdays move, divorce meetings, kids stuff, etc AND saw that I set this post for 6 PM instead of AM, OOPS!!! SORRY!!! come on brain start working again LOL!****

Monday, August 16, 2010

A little weekend coloring!!

Hi All!
I was coloring this weekend and made a card and colored some C.C Designs Kiki La Rue images!!
I was blog surfing a week ago and saw these DARLING images! They are available from All That Scraps and they are DIGIS and rubber!! I love digis, instant gratification here I come! :D
They are perfect for any little girl cards! Just pure sweetness!
For this card I went with a simple layout and grabbed some sweet dp from the Joy Ride Cosmo Cricket line and matched the colors with my Derwent colored pencils. Layered every layer with True Black CS from Papertrey Ink and used my Floral Lace edge punch from MS. Sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company. Simple but Sweet!

Stamps Used: Cupcake Kiki- C.C Designs Kiki La Rue- All That Scraps, sentiment-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: White, True Black-Papertrey Ink, DP- Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride
Accessories Used: Colored pencils- Derwent, Floral Lace edge punch-MS, OMS, blending stumps

This image is colored with my Derwent colored pencils as well. She needs to be put on a card soon! :D

Image Used: Puppy Kiki La Rue- C.C Designs found at All that Scraps
Paper Used: White Papertrey Ink CS
Accessories Used: Colored pencils-Derwent, OMS, blending stumps

Thanks for stopping by today!
Come back Wednesday for my Wild Flower Kids Challenge post and Friday another Farm Fresh Friday for The Greeting Farm!!
Till Later!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

My First Official Critter Crew DT member Farm Fresh Friday post!!

Happy Friday the 13th Ooooooooo!
I am really really excited to bring you my first Farm Fresh Friday post as a new Critter Crew Designer Team member for The Greeting Farm!!!
This week on The Greeting Farm Blog Jess Diedrich challenge is "What's Your Lucky Number."
I dont know if I have ever specifically had a "lucky" number, there are lots of numbers that come up in my life though!
I went with 'ole number 2! Two is the number you associate with love, or adorable twins, or two Twix candy bars in one perfect... little... yummy... delicious... package! {Did I just go on and on there lol LOVE my Twix}
I used the ADORABLE Timmy and Penny dancing image from Marina Neira {of course}. It was just calling to me once I saw the challenge. I colored these cuties with Derwent colored pencils and used OMS to blend the many colors together. I used some PERFECT paper with numbers from "Joy Ride" from Cosmo Cricket. I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #86. The sentiment I typed up in MS Word and printed directly onto the Spring moss PTI cardstock.

Like it? :)
Digi Used: Dance Fever-Marina Neira- The Greeting Farm
Paper Used: Spring Moss, White, Kraft-Papertrey Ink, Dp-"Joy Ride" Cosmo Cricket
Accessories Used: Colored Pencils- Derwent, EK sucess punch, red brads-BG, OMS, blending stumps

Go and check out what the Farmers and Critter Crew have created for our viewing pleasure, shall we?

*Jessica Diedrich
*Cindy Haffner
*Kadie Ensley
*Kim Nath
*Mary Giles
*Randy Wall
*Melyssa Connolly
*Mercy Kerin
*Amber Hight (Critter Crew)
*Heather Schlatter (Critter Crew)
*Jennifer Royal (Critter Crew)
*Jen Shults (Critter Crew)
*Kristine Reynolds (Critter Crew)
*Linda Muhr (Critter Crew)
*Shaela Odd (Critter Crew)

*Tangii Crain (Critter Crew)

Congrats to all my fellow new Critter Crew DT Members!!! I am very HAPPY to be working with the WHOLE TGF crew!!
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to head over to the TGF Blog for the official challenge rules and to play along with us!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oh My Exciting News!!!!

I am a new member of The Greeting Farm's Critter Crew!!!!
WOW, right??!! I was completely floored when Jess Diedrich emailed me Wednesday morning!!
I have been telling everyone to Pinch me, I still don't believe it!!!
I am SOOOO excited to start working with more Marina Neira images AND work with the other AMAZING ladies on the Design Team!!
I would like to share the two cards I submitted as my entries for the TGF CC DT!
This one was featured on the TGF blog with the new team announcement!
This is the second card using Irvin Sax.

I really was feeling the simple clean look and let the coloring stand out. It must have worked :D
THANKS again to TGF family for choosing me as a member of the TGF CC DT!! Hugs to all!!
Check back Friday for my FIRST FFF challenge card as a DT member!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!

Wild Flower Wednesday challenge #27 and an official "I'm Back"!!!!!

Hey Everyone!
I am Sooooo excited to announce I am back full time on the Wild Flower Kids DT!
Jen was so gracious and caring to let me take a bit of a hiatus to get my personal life back on track, Thanks Jen {I Love you!}
I am happy to say my life is Better, Happy and Really Great!!

The last month has been filled with good news and things going my way. Which means more time for CRAFTING!! YAY!

So onto the challenge!
This week we have a sketch from Leigh Ann!
I took the sketch up a notch and used the circle panel for my image :) I guess I was feeling the circles for this card!!! hehe

I took the ADORABLE Sandcastle Violet {Available for only $3.00!} from the last release "Fun in the Sun" and colored her with my Derwent colored pencils and used my circle nestabilities to cut her out.

I kept going with the circles and used some Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DP for the panels. I typed out the sentiment using MS word and tied it onto a twine bow.
What do you think??

Digis Used: Sandcastle Violet- Wild Flower Kids
Paper Used: White, red-Papertrey Ink, Dp- Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety
Accessories Used: Colored Pencils-Derwent, Twine-Stamper's Dream, red brads-BasicGrey

Thanks to everyone for being so patient with my long break and for all the Love and Support I have gotten during this time!!
NOW go and check out the AMAZING design Team!!! Sooo Talented!!
Come visit us at The Wild Flower Patch and play along, YOU could win some WFK for your very own!!!!
Till Later!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Playing along with FFF at The Greeting Farm!!

Howdy all!
Since I have been working so hard lately with all the things going on in my life I figured I could take a coloring and crafting break! Yay!
I have really gotten hooked on the Marina Neira images that The Greeting Farm sells! I LOVE coloring up these little critters! and that they are mostly Digis, LOVE that!!
TGF is having a Critter crew DT call too, find out about that HERE. Wouldnt that be cool to work for TGF? So many talented woman on that team let me tell you!
I grabbed the Ivy Morning image available at TGF store HERE. Ivy is a fox and the only fox I have seen was a reddish color so I tried to capture the reddish tone of their fur using three different colored pencils and blended them a bit. Did I say how much I LOVE to color these critters?? :D It was sooo much fun! So anyways, the DP is Cosmo Cricket garden variety and the sentiment I just printed out using MS word. A bit of twine and paper piercing finished this card up. I made the card into a 5.5 x 5.5 square card.
Stamps Used: Ivy Morning digi-Marina Neira-The Greeting Farm, sentiment created using MS word
Paper Used: White, red, kraft-Papertrey Ink, DP-garden Variety-Cosmo Cricket
Ink Used: river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Twine-Stamper's Dream, colored pencils-Derwent, OMS, blending stumps
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Till Later!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

HAPPY 2nd Birthday to The Greeting Farm *HOP*!!!!

A HUGE Happy Happy Birthday to The Greeting Farm!!

A celebration is well deserved!!
I have LOVED The Greeting Farm stamps since the word "Anya" :D I unfortunetely have a very small collection but know I will collect more as the time goes on!
I knew I wanted in on this Anniversary Blog Hop!
Go and check out The Greeting Farm BLOG and see the complete list of hoppers and show them some LOVE!!
Keeping this a short and sweet post I will get right to what I used on my card.

This is Anya from the Miss Anya Collection, She is colored with Derwent Colored pencils and a bit of blending with some OMS. The DP is from My Mind's Eye Home line. The sentiment is from a Unity KOM from last year.Stamps Used: Miss Anya Collection- The Greeting Farm, sentiment-Unity
Paper Used: White, true black-Papertrey Ink, DP- My Mind's Eye {Home}
Ink Used: Pink pirouette-SU, versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: Colored pencils-Derwent, ribbon-PTI, button-BasicGrey, OMS, blending stumps

Close up of my coloringThanks so much for stopping by to my 'Lil 'ole blog on this BIG ole HOP!!
Don't forget to keep hopping for your chance to WIN som TGF of your very own!!
The Greeting Farm Blog with the complete list of hoppers!
Till Later!