Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TGF May Release Blog Hop!!

Hi, Everyone!

May 1st is here and it's time to celebrate our NEW RELEASES available in the TGF Store TODAY!

We welcome Guitar Ian, WS Wild Child, and Miss Anya Summertime into the TGF collection and we couldn't think of anyone better to celebrate our "MAY DAY" release day with other than you guys!

As always, in addition to the DT creations, we have a set of the ENTIRE RELEASE up for grabs today, going to one lucky winner who participates in our blog hop!

You should have arrived her via Chitra's blog... if not I suggest you start back at the The Greeting Farm blog and hop through everyone's blog!

Here is what I created using WS Wild Child! I am SO in love with this foxy stud ;) I kept my card pretty simple to let him shine show off his foxy self!

Hey There Foxy

(copics used coming soon!)

and just in case you get lost in all the fabulous creations of the design team- here's the full list of the hop!




LYSA ROHRER (you're here!)

Hope you all had a great preview week and leave our hop today truly inspired.   We'll announce the winner on the blog tomorrow so have fun, grab a nice cold glass of lemonade, and help us ring in the warmer weather and good times with our MAY RELEASE here on the Farm!

You have until 11:00pm CST to enter to win!

Final TGF Preview- Miss Anya Summer

It's the 3rd and final preview for The Greeting Farm May releases and this one definitely doesn't disappoint...

Miss Anya Summer!!!

But before we get started Marie and Jess wanted to let you all know that we received an overwhelming response, both positive and well, not-so, haha, about the new 'face' of Miss Anya in the last few releases. Because it seemed that we were literally split down the middle w/your preferences, the Miss Anya collection will now be a little bit of both ;) We do what we can to keep EVERYONE happy on the Farm ♥ Thanks for understanding and we hope you'll be happy with both!

I was feeling the summer-sailor girl vibe from this Miss Anya. I made the diecut background by using a distress ink applicator with 'squeezed lemonade, sea glass, & peeled paint distress inks. I dug out my wood veneers embellishments I've been saving for the perfect project (& knew she was the one!) as well as a new paper pad I've been hoarding *ahem* saving as well..

Miss Anya Summer

You know the drill.. check out the amazing creations by the DT on the TGF blog & their blogs... leave some blog commenting luv and YOU may just be the winner of this SUPER Miss Anya Summer set!

(copic list coming soon..)

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with another card for the May Release Blog hop!!

Jewel tones

I've been playing a bit more with distress inks and made this background to match how I colored up May Girl from Chi Chi Memories! (Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers distress inks)


We have some new releases coming your way next week... stay tuned! :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TGF Preview #2 Wild Child!

It's Day 2 of new release previews @The Greeting Farm & let me just tell you they are just getting cuter every time!

Today's peek is another darling edition to the Wild Sprouts crew....Wild Child- I'm pretty sure I let out an audible scream when I first saw this set! You'll definitely understand why...

TGF Wild Child

Isn't she just so sweet? I love that panda hoodie (I want one! LOL) :) Her partner in crime is just as adorable if not cuter... some of my sweet DT mates chose him to preview today (you'll have to wait til blog hop day to see what I did with the him) Check out their blogs AND the TGF blog for a chance to win this fab set!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

TGF MAY Preview day!!

It's that time again.. NEW RELEASES at The Greeting Farm!!! I think this release might just be my favorite one yet!

Introducing Guitar Ian!
Guitar Ian

Totally in LOVE with him... giving off some Jack Johnson/Jason Mraz type vibes strumming his guitar ;)

Be sure to check out the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team AND on The Greeting Farm blog for your chance to win this sweet cutie for yourself.

skin: E50, E51, E53, R01
hair: E35, E44, E47, E49, W9
clothes: B24, B26, B29, Y23, Y26, Y28, W1, W3
guitar: E34, E35, E37, E39, E40, E41

Friday, April 25, 2014

FFF Boy Crazy!

I'm hosting the FFF Challenge this week on The Greeting Farm!

Since my son's birthday is a little less than 2 weeks away I choose the theme of Boyish/Masculine cards!

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there that struggles a bit with making boy cards... I tend to lean towards all the pretty flowers and frilly cute girly stuff! :)

For Christmas last year, my son received this super comfy chair & he loves it. So I knew this Sitting Casual set would be a perfect fit! I added a few other elements from some other stamp sets too...


The dinos are from OA-Happy Day, the car (he LOVES cars & trains!) and balls are from Paper Smooches (Metropolis & My Guy)

Please check out my design team mates creations and hope to see you play along at The Greeting Farm!

skin: E000, E00, E21, R01
hair: E44, E47, E49
clothes: R24, R27, R29, B24, B26, B29, W3, W5, 735, Y38
dinos: Y61, Y63, B91, B93, B95
car: R46, R59
balls: E40, E41, E74, E77

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Let's Celebrate!

Ok.. for some reason my days are all mixed up this week!  So I'm a bit late posting my Chi Chi Memories card this week- sorry!

I'll make it quick-promise!  I decided to go with Candy Girl again because I'm a sucker for coloring lots of fabulous hair... and boy does she have some FABULOUS hair! (I wish mine could do that! LOL)

Let's Celebrate

hair: 100, C3
skin: E000, E00, E21, R01
clothes: Y32, Y35, Y38, R24, R27, R29, B02, B05, B06

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2 Cute Penguin

I recently discovered 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps- they have the cutest images & they recently celebrated reaching 5000 fans on Facebook with this ADORABLE penguin digi freebie!

I decided to join in on the fun with their Celebration challenge- I couldn't wait to color him :) & the Confetti Crush Challenge at Curtain Call Challenge too! Because what's a celebration with out some confetti (sequins!)?!

2Cute Penguin

It's a bit had to see, but I popped each of of the flags and his hat on some foam tape for some extra dimension.

I've been also trying to keep track of the Copics I use (again- I got lazy & stopped! LOL) so here they are!
Penguin: C3, C5, C7, C9, R00, R01, YR07, YR09
Flags & hat: R24, R27, R29, YR04, YR07, YR09, Y13, Y15, Y17, G14, G16, G17, B24, B26, B29, V12, V15, V17

Friday, April 18, 2014

Farm Fresh Pastels!

Back again!

Did you figure out from my card yesterday that today's Farm Fresh Friday challenge @The Greeting Farm is Pastels???   I started coloring that Birthday Anya... but she ended up being a little too dark for the pastel theme so I scratched that idea and went with some paper piecing instead!  (working hard on those scraps I tell ya!)

I decided to go with Dollie w/Bow and found this cute pinkish/purply plaid paper in my stash I thought would look cute as a spring dress. I also added her pup hiding behind her leg! :)
Pastel FFF 4.18

I popped up her bow and pockets to add some extra dimension too.
pastel up close

& for those of you interested here are the copics I used:
hair: E25, E27, E29
skin: E000, E00, E21, R01 (E35, E37 for her eyes)
pup: E34, E35, E37
grass: YG91, YG95, YG97

Have a FABULOUS weekend- hope you squeeze in some crafty time! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crazy for Cupcakes!

So it's pretty well known that I have a sweet tooth... (who doesn't?!) & I've been craving some cupcakes and cookies lately- may have to remedy that soon with some baking this weekend!

But in the mean time I made this card using Birthday Anya II because who wouldn't want this ginormous-sized cupcake? I colored this image with the intentions that I would use her for tomorrow's Farm Fresh Friday challenge, but changed my mind at the last minute... any guesses on what the challenge might be?

Crazy for Cupcakes

I'm trying really hard at getting better at using my scrap paper.. I'm a hoarder- I feel guilty tossing a piece of paper if I think I might use it later! LOL!  But I've been working on it... I'm in the middle of transforming what used to be our half office/half craft room to a 100% craft room :-D! Lots of organizing is going on and I can now actually SEE what I have to use it! Anyone have fun organizing tips to share?

Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Carnival Time!

Sorry I'm late!

Popping in to share my latest Chi Chi Memories card...

This week I used the adorable Cute in Glasses girl- something about her made me think of going to a carnival or fair...

Carnival Girl

I pulled out these ticket stamps from a set, Life is a Carnival, from The Craft's Meow (unfortunately, the store is closed) to create my background and for some quick & easy embellishments!

& did you see Chi Chi Memories is having a DT & Guest DT call! Check out all the details on the blog!

AND don't forget to play along with the CCM challenge- hopefully you were able to catch the sweet freebie yesterday (if not you can find her in the store here!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Freebie!

It's mid-month and that means is freebie time at Chi Chi Memories! This month's digi is so cute!

CCM April Freebie

Who does she remind you of?? The second I saw her, she made me think of Rapunzel from Tangled!

Be sure to rush over to the Chi Chi Memories blog and grab her while she's free! & while you're there join in on the fun and play along with the monthly challenge!

Friday, April 11, 2014

FFF: Color Inspiration

It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday Challenge at The Greeting Farm!!

This week Jodi is our hostess with the most-ess, and she chose to do a photo color inspiration challenge! The photo she found is just so fabulous and fun- I couldn't wait to create! Check it out...

I totally love this color combo! Especially since I've been on this bluish-aqua mode lately. I used Anya Celebrates and had to give her some fun PINK hair! :)

Make a Wish

I kept my layout pretty simple to play up the fun, bright & bold colors!

Please head on over to The Greeting Farm blog and check out my fellow design team's wonderful creations! (pssst... I'm not the only one that had pink hair! :))

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stenciled Easter Egg


So last night... late last night, I had an idea pop into my head and I just *had* to put it down on paper- literally!

I decided to make another Easter card using 2 stencils to create my giant egg- an oval nestie diecut to make the shape of my egg and this chevron patterned stencil (made by prima)!

Playing along with Virginia's View Challenge #2: Stencils! and the CAS-ual Fridays: Good Egg

Happy Easter
Made an ombre effect with picked raspberry and sugar spun distress inks and finished them off with one of my favorite new sets from Winnie & Walter (The Big, the Bold, and the Happy), & the Easter sentiment and the lil birdie are from Lawn Fawn!

Thanks for looking! :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Easter

I couldn't wait to get the new Chi Chi Memories April digis colored when I first saw them.. SO stinkin' cute!

This week I'm sharing one with you just in time for the upcoming Easter holiday- she would just be perfect for Easter cards, or even on some Easter basket gift wrap! She's a super cute Bunny Girl...

Happy Easter

Using my circle punch I punched out some teeny lil 'Easter eggs' from some washi tape- what's an Easter card with some eggs?

I'm also playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: The Good Egg too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Showers bring...

Water puddles??  LOL I thought that might be a fitting title for this fun & quick card I put together for the Some Odd Girls FB Challenge- "April Showers"

I got this Stompin' Tobie image specifically for my son because boy does he love water- puddles, playing with the garden hose, bath time.. you name it anything that includes water and he's there! He received a pair of rain boots for Christmas I can't for it to actually rain so he can give them a try! :)

April Showers

I kept it pretty clean and simple, & I knew I had some scraps of this holographic wave paper that would make a perfect puddle!

Monday, April 7, 2014

You're Tweet!

It's not very often that I post more than once a day (so please see my 1st post of the day here)

But I couldn't help it when I was doing my usual blog reading catch up and I found this new-to-me company, Newton's Nook Designs! There's a sketch challenge going on (& you know how much I ♥ a sketch!) and they even have a couple of freebie digis up for grabs- so I just HAD to play along! :)

I'm trying really hard to put a dent in my scrap paper pile and thought this lil birdie would look super sweet paper pieced! Added a bit of twine and I called it done! :)

You're Tweet!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper Nest Dolls Guest DT!

I was so sweetly asked by Christine @The Paper Nest Dolls to guest design and just had to say YES! These digi images are just TOO SWEET!

Here is what I made with a new April image- Cupcake Ellie

Paper Nest Dolls GDT

I've definitely been testing myself recently using all these bright & bold colors! But they are so fun.. especially for the Spring and the warm weather we've been having! And I of course loved coloring every bit of that fabulous hair!

Thanks again Christine for giving me the opportunity to play with your adorable images! :)

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Farm Fresh: Flower Power!

Hooray!! It's Friday! & can you believe we're one week down into April already??

This week at The Greeting Farm, Marcy is hosting a Flower Power Farm Fresh Friday Challenge!

I picked a few new to me TGF stamps last week during the Farmer's Market, and got this adorable Anya Blooms set... I just LOVE her! :)

FFF: Flower Power

Check out all the details on The Greeting Farm blog and join in on this Flower Power Fun!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Random Fan Guest Designer!

(If you're looking for my Chi Chi Memories blog hop- please go here!)

I am super excited to be a guest designing at A Random Fan today! All these images are just so super cute I had a hard time choosing just one!

But I thought Little Miss Sassy was just the sweetest image! She's got a spring her in step and is sure to bring on a smile onto anyone's face! :)

Little Miss Sassy

I had some with her fabulous hair... adding a hint of brown to the highlights, and some sparkle to the polka dots on her dress & bow!

A Random Fan

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Chi Chi Memories BLOG HOP!!

Happy April!

Chi Chi Memories is kicking off the month with some ADORABLE new digis with a Spring Fling Blog Hop starting today!! If you didn't arrive here from Lynda's blog- I suggest you start from the beginning at the Chi Chi Memories blog and check out all the fabulous creations from the entire design team!!

I totally fell in love with these digis so much I made TWO cards! :)

My first card, I used this super cute Teddy Girl...
Teddy Girl

(I also used the Fusion Card Challenge sketch too!)

For my 2nd card I used this darling Candy Girl image, I just had to give her some fun PINK Cotton Candy hair!
Candy Girl

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Melissa! You have a WEEK to visit everyone's blogs. To be eligible to win your choice of 2 digis & a 50% off coupon- there are a few rules...
- LIKE the Chi Chi Memories Facebook page here
- Visit and and leave a comment at all the design team member's blogs
Here's the full list in case you get lost!
*Chi Chi Memories
*Lysa -YOU ARE HERE :)
*& back to the Chi Chi Memories blog again to let us know you completed the hop!