Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TGF Hoppin' into the Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to The Greeting Farm's Hoppin' into the Holidays blog hop! You can find the master hopping list at the TGF Blog.


I thought it would be fun to use the lovely Tuesday from the Creeper Crew for a holiday card. I think she looks like she just realized that she hasn't been exactly "nice" for the past year. LOL!


I paired her with Webster's Pages beautiful Waiting for Santa/Sweet Season 6x6 pad. Star Dust Stickles was added to her crown and the seam binding is dye with barn door distress ink.


The sentiment is from the Xmas Sweeties set.

That's all from me. Hope you have fun hopping!



Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: The Greeting Farm
patterned paper: Webster's Pages
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
glitter glue: Stickles
seam binding: Hug Snug
brad: Recollections
die: My Favorite Things
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
Copics used:
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30
outfit: R27, R24, R22, R20
shoes: W1, W00, 0, C9, C7, C5, C3
crown: Y26, Y21, Y11

Little Nurse


Hello, my friends! Here is a card that I made for Challenge #75 over at the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog. There is a wonderful sketch to follow.


I used the adorable Little Nurse for my card. I think the bear looks scared. LOL! I do hope that he recovers soon. =)


I paired the image with the yummy Vintage Shabby Paper Stack by Tim Holtz. The sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts. The Open Scallop Border die is from My Favorite Things.

That's all for now. Hope you are having a lovely day! =)



Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Little Nurse) Lili of the Valley Stamps, (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: Tim Holtz
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
pearls: Refections
mulberry paper flower from my stash
dies: (rectangle, scalloped rectangle) Spellbinder, (Open Scallops) My Favorite Things
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E97, Y21, Y11
outfit: R85, R83, R81, E39, E37, E35, E34, E31, W1, W00, 0
bear/teddy: E35, E34, E31, E30, BG05, BG01, B000
pillow: R83, R81, RV10
bottle: E19, E08, E13, E11, E01
spoon &medicine: R37, R35, R32, C7, C5, C3, C1

Monday, November 29, 2010

Autumn Memory & Reindeer Badge

Happy Monday, all! I have two tags to share with you today.


This is my last project for Chi Chi Memories as a guest designer. Two months went by so quickly! Big thanks to Natalie for inviting me. I had a lot of fun creating using her adorable digital stamps.


I used the lovely bear from the Autumn Memory Collection for this tag. He is too cute! The patterned paper is from Zoe Pearn's Fall Frolic digital kit. The sentiment is from the Teeny Trees set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. The tag is from a Papertrey Ink die.


I made my second tag for Challenge #77 over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog. The challenge theme is to make a Christmas tag using non-traditional colors. I used Jane Beljo's super cute Reindeer Badge for my tag. I added Glossy Accents to his big nose after coloring and trimming him out. The scalloped frame is covered with Martha Stewart's yummy coarse glitter.


The patterned paper is from the Mitten Weather collection by Cosmo Cricket (some of the Cosmo Cricket products are on sale including this collection, check them out here!) and the tag shape is from another Papertrey Ink die. Since the patterned paper is a little thin, I backed the tag with a piece of cardstock cut with the same die for stability.

That's all for today. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! =)



Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
for the bear tag:
cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White, Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Chi Chi Memories
sentiment stamp: Waltzingmouse Stamps
digital kit: Fall Frolic by Zoe Pearn at Sweet Shoppe Designs
ink: Papertrey Ink Perfect Match
markers: Copic
decorative scissors: Fiskars
die: Papertrey Ink
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug


for the reindeer tag:
cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White
digital stamp: Jane Beljo for Squggilefly
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
markers: Copic
glitter: Martha Stewart
die: Papertrey Ink
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: Glossy Accents

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ice Skating Marci

Happy Sunday, all! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Here is a card that I made for La La Land Crafts.


I used the adorable Ice Skating Marci for my card. She is so cute and such fun to color!


From now on you can get all Marci and Luka stamps in DIGI!! How fun is that! See them all here!


I paired her with BasicGrey's Eskimo Kisses collection. The seam binding is dyed with tumbled glass and the sentiment is from the Very Vintage Christmas set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Here are a few photos of our hot pot dinner on Thanksgiving Day.


We had non-spicy pickled vegetable (酸菜白肉鍋) soup base in one side of the pot and some very spicy(麻辣鍋)soup base in the other. I love spicy food and this was heavenly! We got the soup bases in a Chinese market.


All the side dishes are very commonly seen in Chinese hot pots. Various fish balls and meat balls. Tofu and a couple of different types of mushrooms. You can pretty much put anything you like in it. You add more ingredients in as you eat and the electric stove keeps the pot hot. You cook the thinly sliced fresh meat in the boiling soup when you are ready to eat them.


We all had fun eating and chatting. It was a nice cozy dinner that kept us warm! We are having some super cold days here and hot pots are perfect for days like this.

Hope you are warm and cozy no matter where you are! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Ice Skating Marci) La La Land Crafts, (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps
patterned paper: BasicGrey
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
border punch: Fiskars
seam binding: Hug Snug
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
Copics used:
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
lips: R22, RV42
outfit: BG01, B000, B0000, R85, R83, R81
skates: BG01, B000, B0000, R85, R83, R81, C7, C5, C3

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #25

Hi all! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had fun and I did a little shopping, too! =) Thanks for joining me for a card for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch:
Here is my card:


I rotated the sketch. The pretty patterned paper is from Webster's Pages Waiting for Santa/Sweet Season 6x6 Pad. I love these yummy paper!


The sentiment is from the Compliments of the Season set and it's back in stock! =)

You can use any stamps you want for the challenge, but we would love it if you can use Waltzingmouse Stamps! Please go to the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog to see what the other Mischief Makers came up with and check out all the details for the challenge.

Hope you can join us this week!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends! =)




Thanks for stopping by!






supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamp: Waltzingmouse Stamps
patterned paper: Webster's Pages
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, VersaFine Onyx Black
seam binding: Hug Snug
mulberry paper flowers from my stash
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread

Friday, November 26, 2010

Santa with snacks

Happy Black Friday! Hope you are having fun shopping! =)


I made this card for Challenge #92 over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. There is a wonderful sketch to follow.


I used the adorable Santa with snacks for my card. This jolly Santa just makes me smile!


The beautiful patterned paper is from Memory Box's Tinsel collection. I masked the Santa then inked the piece with antique linen then stamped Hero Arts Music Background over it using the same ink when the paper was still in the die. The sentiment oval is made the same way. The sentiment stamp is from the Very Vintage Christmas set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

That's all for today. Have a happy day shopping! =)



Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Santa with snacks) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (Music Background) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks; Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, VersaFine Onyx Black
punches: (border) Fiskars, (leaf) Martha Stewart, (corner rounder) EK Success
mulberry paper flowers from my stash
pearls: Recollections
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
outfit: R39, R27, R24, R22, YG67, YG17, YG13, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, Y26, Y21, Y11, W1, W00, 0
hair, beard: W1, W00, 0
cookie, milk: E37, E35, E33, E31, W1, W00, 0

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

to all that celebrates it. =) We are going to host a smaller party this year. Since a few of our friends that usually attend our dinner are traveling, we decided to keep it simple and not cook a traditional turkey meal this year. We are going to have a Chinese style hot pot dinner! YAY! It's the kind that uses a split pot. Each side of the pot contents a different flavor of soup base. I'll remember to take a photo and share it with you! =)


I am thankful for my sweet husband and our two cat children. They are the sources of my happiness.


I am thankful that even though my families are far away (in Taiwan), they are all safe and healthy.


I am thankful for this hobby that helped me met so many sweet, kind and talented people. I am thankful for all of you that tirelessly visit me and leave me sweet comments. Thank you all for being here and for being so encouraging. I am so thankful for all your precious friendship. =)



Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!



supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: BasicGrey
stamps: Belles 'n Whistles, (sentiment) Whiff of Joy Stamps
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Perfect Match, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Hug Snug
mulberry paper flower from my stash
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
girl's hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
girl's outfit: E53, E51, E50, E37, E35, E31, YR04, Y38, Y35, Y32
boy's hair: E19, E17, E15, E13
boy's outfit: B26, B24, B21, C7, C5, C3, E37, E35, E33, E31, YG03, YG01, YG000, E43, E51, E50
bench: E59, E57 E55
apple: R37, R35, R32, YG76, YG17, YG13, YG03
teddy: E37, E35, E33, E31
pumpkin: YR18, YR14, YR12
cat: C7, C5, C3, W1, W00, 0
pillow: W3, W1, W00, 0
cornucopia: E33, E31, YR31, TE32, YR04, Y38, Y35, Y32, E39, E37, E31, YG67, G17, YG13, R39, R27, G99, YG95, YG93, YG91

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gingerbread Love

Happy Wednesday, all! I am back with a holiday card as promised! =) I am a little over half way through my holiday card making marathon now. And that's why I can't put any of them up on my Esty shop yet. I want to make sure that everyone on my list gets a card first. I always save a card for myself/ourselves, and today's card might be the one that I'll save. =)


I made this card for my post over at the Belles 'n Whistles Stamps Blog yesterday. I used the super cute Gingerbread Love for my card.


This has to be one of the sweetest images ever! I adore all the details and it's just so fun to color. I paired the image with some old holiday paper from Scenic Route.


The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The pretty outline stamp for the sentiment label is from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Holiday Labels No. 14. I spritzed the paper doily with Tattered Angel's Walnut Gold glimmer mist to give it a little shine, but it doesn't show very well. I think I probably could have used more mist...

Oh! Just in case you want to start Black Friday shopping early, they are providing free shipping for orders over $25 at Two Peas! They have the new and yummy Modern Homemaker from October Afternoon as well as Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934. Mmmmm... I think I'll do some of my shopping over there! =)



Have a beautiful day and hanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Scenic Route
stamps: (Gingerbread Love) Belles 'n Whistles, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink, (Holiday Labels No. 14) Waltzingmouse Stamps
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Papertrey Ink Perfect Match
pearl brad: Recollections
paper doily: Wilton
seam binding: Hug Snug
border punch: Fiskars
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
girl's skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
girl's hair: E97, Y21, Y11
girl's outfit: E79, E77, E74, E71, R39, R27, R24, R22, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, YG67, YG17, YG13, W1, W00, 0
boy's skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
boy's hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
boy's outfit: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, YG67, YG17, YG13, R39, R27, R24, R22, W1, W00, 0, E79, E77, E74, E71, C7, C5, C3
gingerbread: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, R27, R24, YG67, YG17, YG13
bench: E59, E57, E55
bag of treats: E35, E33, E31, E30, R27, R24, R22, YG67, YG17, YG13
ground: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Hat

Hi all! I decided to free you from my bombardment of holiday cards, so I am sharing a birthday card with you today.


I made this for my Mother-In-Law. We think she will like it. =) She is cool that way. We love you, Mom!


The adorable image is New Hat from Lili of the Valley Stamps. I think we all have a little girl like this in our hearts no matter how old we get!


I paired her with Memory Box's beautiful Gossamer collection. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I am also submitting this to the Glitter and Glitz challenge over at the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog since I added Yellow Stickles and Fruit Punch Stickles to the flower on her hat and her necklace.

That's all for today. Please come back for more holiday card tomorrow. Ooops, hope I didn't just scared you away. LOL! =)



Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is fabulous!



supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (New Hat) Lili of the Valley, (Butterfly Dreams) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Memory Box
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
border punch: Fiskars
dies: (Jar Label) Papertrey Ink, (Labels Seventeen) Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E25, E53
outfit: R85, R83, R81, RV10, RV0000, Y38, Y35
hat: E21, E51, E50, R83, R81, RV10, Y38, Y35
mirror: E37, E35, E33, C1, C00
handbag: E37, E35, E33, E31, R85, R83, R81
shadow: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Gear Snowbaby

Happy Monday, all! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a cold and rainy one, perfect for staying indoors and coloring! =) Here is a card that I made for the new challenge over at the B 'n W Challenge Blog.


The challenge is to follow Anki's sketch and use "Bold Winter Colors" for your card. Here is Anki's fabulous sketch:
I used the beautiful Snow Gear Snowbaby for my card. She is all bundled up and warm! I love this beautiful image.


10% of proceeds from the Snowbabies Collection will be donated to Breast Cancer Research in honor of two of the B 'n W design team members, Jacqueline Beddingfield and Elise Dinolfo. Hope you can help with the meaningful cause! =) I just found out that Free Wintery Sentiments for this collection are also available with purchase!


I paired her with Memory Box's gorgeous Tinsel collection. I am in love with these paper! The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Very Vintage Christmas set.


Here is the inside of the card.

That's all for today. Hope you can join us! =)



Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Snow Gear Snowbaby) Belles 'n Whistles, (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Perfect Match, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
glitters: Martha Stewart
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
outfit: E49, E47, E44, E43, R29, R27, R24, R22, BG32, BG11, BG10
shoes: C9, C7, C5, C3
scarf: YG67, YG17, YG13
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ice Skating Marci & Fancy Marci

Happy Sunday, my friends! I have two cards made using lovely stamps from La La Land Crafts to share with you today.


I used the sweet Ice Skating Marci for my card. She is such a cutie!


I paired her with Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather collection. After cutting the oval out with a die, I inked it with tumbled glass then stamped Hero Arts' Starry Sky over it using the same ink. I also added Flower Soft to her hat and gloves for some texture.


The seam binding is dyed with dusty concord and the sentient is from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Very Vintage Christmas set.


I used the pretty Fancy Marci for my second card.


I think she looks elegant in her pretty dress! Fancy Marci and Formal Luka are available as digis for a limited time here.


The beautiful patterned paper is from BasicGrey's Wisteria collection and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's all for today. The "Friday BEFORE Black Friday Sale" at La La Land Crafts has been extended to today! Don't forget to check out the cute stamps here! =)



Thanks for stopping by and hope your Sunday is fabulous!





supplies:
for the "Ice Skating Marci" card:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Ice Skating Marci) La La Land Crafts, (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps, (Starry Sky) Hero Arts
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success
seam binding: Hug Snug
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E39, E35, E33, E31, YR31
outfit: V12, V000, E21, E51, E50
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


for the "Fancy Marci" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: La La Land Crafts
sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: BasicGrey
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
punch: Fiskars
seam binding: Hug Snug
mulberry flower from my stash
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
dress, shoes: V09, V06, V04, Y28, Y26, Y11
card size: 5" x 5"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #24

Hello, my friends! Hope your weekend is off to an awesome start! Thanks for joining me for another card for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch:


Here is my card:


I once again used the gorgeous pine bough from the Festive Foliage set and they are stamped with vintage photo and crushed olive. The label stamp is from the Holiday Labels No. 14 set. It's so easy to add elegance to the card with this set! It's stamped with fired brick.


The sentiment is from the Compliments of the Season set and is stamped with crushed olive. The pretty ribbon is from May Arts, you can find it at Courtney's store here. All images are stamped using the watercolor technique on watercolor paper.


Here is the inside of the card.

You can use any stamps you want for the challenge, but we would love it if you can use Waltzingmouse Stamps! Please go to the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog to see what the other Mischief Makers came up with and check out all the details for the challenge.

Hope you can join us this week!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends! =)




Thanks for stopping by!






supplies:
cardstock: (card base) Papertrey Ink, (white) Strathmore Watercolor
stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
ribbon: May Arts
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug

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