Thursday, December 19, 2013

FFF - Christmas Wish

Awww sad face, this is the last Farm Fresh Friday for the month of December. The theme of this challenge is "Christmas Wish", to grant this wish is the Digi Cheeky Fairy. She is colored with my Copics and for her sparkly wings I used Stickles Star Dust. She is encased in a mason jar, that I cut from a Sizzix die and traced an outline with my white gel pen. 

For the snow background, I used my favorite technique using Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. I used two different white colors and tapped the sprayers over the cardstock. The cute banner has the perfect sentiment "your wishes will come true".

This card was so fun to make. She's a captured fairy, unlimited wishes! Come join in this fun challenge over at the TGF Blog


TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
Black CS, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copics (Skin) E00/E11/BV00/B14 (Hair) C3 (Outfit) R27/R39 (Wings) B0000/B00, Stickles Star Dust, Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen, Sizzix Canning Jars Die, Lindy's Stamp Gang Ghostly Gargoyle White/Frozen Jack Frost, Lawn Fawn Good Fortune/Bannerific, Dimensional Pop Dots

Friday, December 13, 2013

FFF - B&W w/A Splash of Color!

Hi my lovelies!I made a Valentine's Day card for you today. A bit early but whatevs =)The TGF Farm Fresh Friday challenge is up and it's "Black & White, with a Splash of Color!".

Here I use the Dreamy Kit and OA - Valentine from The Greeting Farm. My "Splash of Color" is red. I love the color combo Black, White and Red. I did a bit of doodling with the tiny hearts, the balloon strings and the faux stitching around the border. The heart balloons are from the Dreamy Kit, they were stamped in red ink and then I fussy cut them. I stacked the small heart circles to create a long balloon. I also added some balloon die cuts into the mix. The "Be Mine" sentiment is from the OA - Valentine set.

Lastly, I added some Xmas Red Stickles to her heart wings and the tiny heart that is next to the sentiment. This card was so easy but a lot of fun to create. Check out the amazing projects that the other DT members created over at the TGF Blog.

Come and play along and enter to win!

Happy Friday and have a fabulous weekend!

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
Black CS, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copics (Skin) E00/E11(Hair) C5/C7/C9 (Outfit) C5/C7/C9 (Wings) R27/R39, Stickles Xmas Red, Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen, My Creative Time Stitched Party Dies, SU! Real Red Ink

IAR Winners!

The winners have been announced for the 

Were you one of the two lucky winners of this prize?

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

FFF - All that Sparkles

Happy Friday! It's The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday challenge: All that Sparkles. Here is a holiday birthday tag that I created using Birthday Anya 3. She is glittered head to toe in Stickles glitter glue. I colored her with my Copics and popped her up with dimensional foam dots.

For the background I cut out a snowflake using the TGF Snowflake Die, then I used it as a stencil mask and pounced white pigment ink all over it. I drew some faux stitching around the tag with a white gel pen.

I flattened a mini cupcake wrapper and layered a button and a glittered heart die cut for an embellishment. I also outlined in Stickles the banner die cut in the background. 

Come join us over at the TGF Blog for this fun challenge. Have a beautiful day and weekend!

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
Kraft Tag, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copics (Skin) E00/E11/BV00 (Hair) C5/C7/C9 (Outfit) R27/R39/G03/G05/G17 (Cake) R27/R39/R99/R27/100/G03/G17, Dimensional Pop Dots, Stickles Xmas Red/Star Dust, Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen, Mini Cupcake Wrapper, Green Button, Glittered Heart Die Cut, Snowflake Trim, My Creative Time Stitched Party Dies

Monday, December 2, 2013

TGF Cyber-Monday Celebration Blog Hop: Mmmm Hot Cocoa!

Happy Cyber-Monday! Welcome to the TGF Cyber-Monday Celebration Hop. This is a biggie and I hope that you are enjoying it so far! Let's get to my project for you today.

 Okay I love digital stamps, here is another digi Beanie Ian (now available exclusively in rubber) from The Greeting Farm. Hot chocolate on a cold day is so yummy, especially with marshmallows. I colored Ian with my Copics and paired him up with the TGF Snowflake Die. Can you tell I'm obsessed with this die? This is like the third time I've used it in my cards. I cut several out in red & white cs when I first received it in the mail LOL.

The paper I used was perfect with this image, hot cocoa with heart marshmallows..cuteness! The hot chocolate sentiment is from an old stamp set from the dollar bins at Michael's. That is my card for you to start off the week. 

I'm last on the hop list, but if you haven't seen all the amazing hoppers, head on over to The Greeting Farm Blog to see the complete list.

Have a beautiful Monday!

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
DCWV Home for Christmas 12x12, Kraft CS, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Lawn Fawn Bannerific Stamp, Copics (Skin) E00/E11/BV00 (Outfit) B0000/B00/R27/R39/E25/E27 (Hair) C5/C7/C9, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Dimensional Pop Dots, Inkadinkadoo Mini Hot Chocolate Stamp

Sunday, December 1, 2013

IAR "Tis the Season" Blog Hop

Hi everyone, WELCOME to the I Am Roses "Tis the Season" Blog Hop. If you are following the hop, you are coming from R.Maria Sabina. There is going to be so much holiday inspiration on this hop, hope you enjoy!

So here is what I have created for you today, I made a decorative bow from scratch, no sewing at all. This creation of mine will grace the front of my apt. door. The bow measures approx. 16.5" x 23".

I used some grey chevron burlap trim for the bow and two mini wooden wreaths for the center.

Here are close up photos of the mini wreath. Everything I used to construct this bow all came from my craft stash, yay for not needing to go to the store!

The larger of the trio of roses is a R60 (2") and the other two in red are R77's (2")

White Foam Head Stamens (ST1), Small Red/White Scrapbook Flowers (S10), and Red/Green Lilies (LY1) are used as beautiful fillers to make the wreath look more lush. I used Maple Leaves (L0) as the base for the flowers to lay on. 

I also filmed a start-to-finish video that you can watch here: Paperdrama. Let's get on to the details of this hop.

Here’s how for your chance to win:

  • Blog duration (One Week) Sunday, Dec. 1st - Saturday, Dec. 7th)
  • Hop along to each of the Designers’ & Guest Hoppers' blogs and be sure to comment on their individual "Tis the Season” Blog Post
  • There are 2 HIDDEN BLOG CANDY PRIZES up for grabs in TWO of our hoppers’ blogs!
  • Be sure to subscribe/follow the I Am Roses Challenge Blog (
  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning the prize package.
  • Comments will be CLOSED on 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, December 7th
  • We will be randomly selecting 2 winners from the comments on two of the blogs and will announce the winners on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog.
Just what is in the Prize Package? Here is a preview of what 2 lucky hoppers will win:

Next up on this hop is Tamara.
In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the I Am Roses Design Team & Friends hopping today:
(You are here) Jo Thompson:
Patricia Da Silva: *(Please leave a comment on her YouTube video)
Arlene Cuevas:

THANK YOU so much for taking the time to hop along!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

FFF: Baby Blue/Silver/White

Happy Black Friday! Are you still awake? Online shopping is the way to go!

 Today's FFF over at The Greeting Farm is a color challenge (Baby Blue/Silver/White). 

Here is the card I created for you. The birdhouse image is from the My Heart 6x9 stamp set. I didn't have an image for the base, so i had hoarded some pieces of cling rubber that were leftover trimmings of TGF stamps, and used a long narrow piece as the pole. 

I used the same technique that I used on my previous "Let it Snow" card here. I blended two Distress Ink colors together for the background, not taking it all the way to the bottom so that it can remain white for the snow. For the snow effect, I used two white tone mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang and created droplets to mimic snow. Here is a mini video of myself creating this background. For the silver requirement for this color challenge, I had some 1/2" wired silver mesh ribbon and some mini silver flat back pearls. 

Hope you enjoyed my card and come play along with us over at the TGF Blog.

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
DCWV Home for Christmas 12x12, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Mini Silver Flat Back Pearls, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Frozen Jack Frost/Ghostly Gargoyle White, Copics (Birdhouse) RV29/R39/C3/C5/0, Dimensional Pop Dots, Kaiser Craft Christmas Quotes, Ranger Distress Ink Stormy Sky/Chipped Sapphire, Misc. Heart Stamps

Friday, November 22, 2013

FFF: Let It Snow!

Let it snow, Let it snow! is this Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at The Greeting Farm. Your project must contain either snowflakes, snow, a snowman, get the picture. Here is my card featuring the NEW Exclusive TGF Snowflake Die and Holiday Anya 3.

I created a snow scene in the background with Distress Ink colors for the night sky, white toned mists, and a tree image. The snow bank on the card is used with a make shift stencil that I cut from copy paper and a white chalk ink. The fallin snow is created by unscrewing the mist sprays and tapping on the flutes to create different sized droplets. I like the effect of the two different white tones, one is more opaque than the other to give dimension. 

The Anya image and sentiment are both on dimensional pop dots, as well as the actually snow scene. I added some silver flat back pearls and Stickles for the sparkle & bling. This card was fun to put together and it makes a perfect winter/holiday card.

Thanks for stopping by, come join us on this challenge over at the TGF Blog.

GOOD LUCK!! Have a sunshine-y day!

WAIT A MINUTE! There's more....

You've asked for it….we've listened! TGF is excited to be sponsoring a fun Cyber Monday event! Since a lot of you will be online shopping anyway (and good for you for avoiding the crowds, haha! : ), why not head on over to the TGF BLOG for some fun, holiday cheer!

We are waiting until December rolls around to introduce all things Merry and Bright, and wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving full of gratitude and grace! However, once December is here, we'll be ringing it in with a bang! Since there's no December release, we are finding our muse in a different way…with all of YOU!

WHAT: An all-customer HOLIDAY HOP!

WHEN: Monday, December 2nd, at 12:00 NOON (CST).

WHERE: The TGF BLOG, and your blogs!


Visit our TGF Facebook page starting TOMORROW (Saturday 11/23) at 10am CST. We will have a SIGN UP where you can leave your BLOG ADDRESS/URL. All participants must be willing to have their posts up at 12:00 noon CST, as this will be a large hop and there will be a lengthy list created to post all of the blogs in one place for you to scroll through. (if you do not have a FB account, email Jess).

SIGN UP deadline is THANKSGIVING DAY. Because of the preparations, we can not take any signups past 11:59pm CST on Thursday, November 28th.


We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to one RANDOM winner who participates in the hop, along with a 2nd prize of a 4x6 set, 3rd prize of a single rubber set, and some 'honorable mention digis' for creativity and design at the discretion of the Design Team.

We are SO excited to make the season BRIGHT! Hope to see a TON of you sign up for this!

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
DCWV Home for Christmas 12x12, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Hero Hues Snow Chalk Ink, Lawn Fawn Bannerific Stamp, Silver Flat Back Pearls, Yellow/Star Dust Stickles, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Frozen Jack Frost/Ghostly Gargoyle White, Copics (Skin) E00/E11/E93 (Outfit) B0000/B00/B29/B39/C1/C3/C5/Y13/Y17 (Hair) C3/C5/C7/C9, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Dimensional Pop Dots, Misc Holiday Sentiment, Ranger Distress Ink Stormy Sky/Chipped Sapphire

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Takeout Anyone?

Happy Thursday!

It's time to make (wrap) something for a special someone. Here is a Takeout Treat Box I decorated using Frou Frou Sweet on a tag. She is colored with my Copics and glittered with Stickles.

The takeout box is from a restaurant that I asked for extra and didn't use LOL. I wrapped some red striped ribbon around the box. You can fill up the box with baked goods, chocolates or whatever you want.

*Quick tip, if you're not in the mood to color a whole image, use a punch to trim it down and then you have less to color. =) 

Have a fabulous day!

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
DCWV Vintage Collector, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Red/White Striped Ribbon, Copics (Skin) E00/E11/E93 (Outfit) B0000/B00/R81/R83/R85/BG13/BG15 (Hair) C5/C7/C9, 3" Circle Punch, Circle Coluzzle Cutter, QK Nesting Doily Rectangles, Dimensional Pop Dots, Takeout Box

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Snow Fun

Happy Sunday! Today I'm sharing a card that I made using Digi Dollie with Ice Cream from The Greeting Farm. She is one of three that was released this November. They are just so pretty and cute. I colored her with my Copics and I drew some stripes on her socks with a white gel pen. I cut out a snowflake using the TGF Snowflake Die, I went with red cardstock instead of white, I just thought it would match and stand out better.

Dollie is holding ice cream, but I thought it would be cute to make it into a snow cone to kinda go with a winter theme. The "Snow Fun" sentiment is from a mini dollar stamp a couple years ago. I added some Stickles on the snow cone and also on her outfit.

I've colored two of the three Dollies so far, one more to go =) 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day/week!

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
DCWV Home for Christmas 12x12 Paper Pad, Red CS, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copics (Skin) E00/E11/BV00/YG03/YG63 (Outfit) R27/R29/R39/B0000/B00/C3/C5 (Hair) C5/C7/C9, Fine Tip Red Sharpie Pen, Sakura White Gel Pen, Star Dust/Xmas Red Stickles, Lawn Fawn Banners Stamp Set, Misc. Christmas Sentiment

Thursday, November 7, 2013

FFF: Washi Tape

It's Farm Fresh Friday today at The Greeting Farm. The challenge for this one is Washi Tape/Tape Stamps. Here, my Washi Tape is an image from the My Heart set. I stamped it using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then fussy cut the image. The hearts are also from the stamp set. I stamped them in red ink and cut them out. The hearts are then glued on some twine string.

I had a new wood grain embossing folder and wanted to use it. That is the texture you see in the background. The mini "loved" sentiment also is from the stamp set. I kept this card simple today. Hope you like it and that you join us over at the TGF Blog.

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
Kraft CS, White CS, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Twine Ribbon, SU! Real Red Ink, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Hot Glue, Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Be You

Hi guys! Happy Wednesday! Here is a card for you using the NEW TGF Dollie Digis. CUTENESS overload! She is colored with my Copic markers and I added some Stickles for sparkle.

She has the cutest face and outfit. The "Be You" die cut is from the paper stack that I used. I added some seam binding and flowers. There's nothing much to say about this card but I am definitely will be using her again.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day! 

TGF Stamps (Links Provided):
Other Supplies: 
DCWV Vintage Collector 12x12 Paper Pad, Neenah Solar White CS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copics (Skin) E00/E11/BV00/YG03/YG63 (Outfit) R81/R83/R85/BG13/BG15/B0000/B00, Sakura White Gel Pen, Spellbinders Heart Circle Die, Star Dust Stickles, Large/Mini Flat Back Pearls, Eggshell Seam Binding, I Am Roses (D2/R2/T2), 3" Circle Punch

Monday, November 4, 2013

IAR Featured Flower: Small Daisies

Hello everyone! I hope your weekend was fabulous! I had a beautiful time cooking for my sister, catching up with a friend, stopped by at my favorite stamp store Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA and had some yummy  frozen yogurt at 21Choices. Oh and a full day of laundry...yes it was still a great weekend =)

It's a new challenge over at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog: Featured Flower - Designer's Choice. My choice of flowers are the Small Daisies (D2).

I created this Fall themed card. The Small Daisies are measured approx. at 1". They come in a variety of colors, I used the tangerine color. You can see the difference between the regular sized Daisy vs. the Small Daisy. I added an assortment of Tiny Rose Buds and Small Semi Open Rose Buds, as well as .25" roses. I layered all of these on top of a mixture of colored Maple Leaves.

The Small Daisies are the perfect fillers for your cards and they coordinate with any flower, in my opinion.

Come play along over at the IAR Challenge Blog and enter to win beautiful flowers from


I Am Roses Products (Links provided):
Other Supplies:
White/Brown CS, MME Lost & Found Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad, Dovecraft Tea Party Paper Lace Doilies, QK Chemistry Alphabet Die, TGF Delicate Words Die, MFT Flourish Die, MFT Ribbon Awards Die

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SWEET NOVEMBER! It's Release Day!

Hi all! We have JUST the cure for your trick-or-treating hangover today at The Greeting Farm! It's November 1st, and the gorgeous images you've seen for the past few days are now available in the TGF STORE!

We are happy to be adding My Heart, Frou Frou Sweet, and the adorable Oliver/Amelia Valentine to our line of lovable, versatile TGF characters.

Here is my card using the My Heart kit.

Nothing fancy on this card, just plain ol' stamping and doodling. I love drawing on my cards, it makes me feel like an artiste =) I drew the word bubble, the mini hearts and the striped border outside of the pattern paper. I used three elements from the My Heart kit: the sentiment "imagine the POSSIBILITIES, the girl, the hearts on the dress. For the final touch, I added some Star Dust Stickles on all the heart images.

I know this card is a complete opposite of the cards I made yesterday but I like to switch it up sometimes. Hope you are enjoying all the creations for this preview.

Today as always, there's a chance to WIN the whole release collection! Be sure to check out the TGF BLOG, too, not only for our hop, but to see who's "ALTER EGO" won the contest! I was definitely blown away with all the submissions. We're excited and can't wait to get started, so just head on over and let the fun begin!

Here is the blog hop list:

back to the TGF Blog to let us know you are done!

Up next is JONI....


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

TGF November Preview (Day 3)

Hi guys! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! This is Day Three of the November Previews. Today's preview is featuring OA - Valentine. Yay! I just love Oliver and Amelia, they are one cute pair! This set is freakin' adorable.

Here is my first card featuring Amelia in her cutesy outfit. One of the sentiments in the set is "Be Mine".

Card #1

For my second card, here is Oliver! Another sentiment from this set is "always & FOREVER". 

Card #2

This set is great for Valentine's Day and if you just want to be lovey dovey =). Stay tuned for tomorrow's November Release Blog Hop where you can win all three new releases, but if you want to win this set today, go head on over to the TGF Blog and comment to enter to win!

Have a safe and FUNtastic Halloween!

Simply Gorjuss

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a happy Wednesday! I just wanted to share this card I made using the Gorjuss Stamp - You Brought Me Love. It is my entry for the 7kidscollegefund DT Call. Isn't she adorable? The stamped image does have a small scene in her background but I opted to cut it out. I just wanted her to be the main focus, also she is colored with my Copic markers. I used the fishtail part of an MFT Awards Ribbon Die for the "...simply gorjuss" sentiment that is included in the stamp set.

I only have one doliy die, but I was able to purchase a set of the beautiful doilies from Dovecraft. For my embellishments, I used some flatback pearls and I Am Roses flowers. I tied a little lace bow to match the ribbons in the hair.

So that is my card. I hope that you like it. As always, thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for another blog post from me! 

7kidscollegefund Products Used:

Other Products Used:
I Am Roses Flowers
3" Circle Punch
American Crafts Dear Lizzy 12x12 Paper Pad
Dimensional Foam Pop Dots
Copics (Skin) E00/E11/BV00 (Outfit) R81/R83/R85/W1/W3/W5/YG03 (Hair) E71/E74/E79/YG03
Lace Trim
Flatback Pearls