Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Back to School with Mya

Happy beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
I hoping your week is off to a great start!
I know for many of us, September means that the house is a little emptier
 with all the kiddos off to school.
Funny how the house is emptier, but I feel like I'm busier. lol!

With this new month, I just knew I wanted to use this sweet image Mya to celebrate:

She actually reminds me of my son's classmate in first grade. :)
I colored Mya up with copics and used a fun technique for the flowers:
Simply make five dots in a circle, then add in another dot right in the middle.
Easy peasy!

I changed the flower colors for her socks,
and then did stripes for her backpack using a white Ink Essentials pen.
You can find Mya here at Krista's shop,
but be sure to browse all those wonderful pages before you decide to check out.
Because you deserve it. ;)

Have a wonderful day everyone! Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, August 14, 2015

SSSC No. 15 Preview!

Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you're ready for the wonderful weekend ahead?
It's going to be a fun one, as tomorrow there will be new goodies at TGF!

Continuing our previews of what's to come
from this SSSC series from The Greeting Farm,
is this new cutie that I looooove.
Here is SSSC No. 15 named Rose:

How cute is this little thinker?
I colored her up with my Copics and 0.5 Copic multiliner
using the no border technique.
The sweet butterfly is also from TGF {Hoppy Hello}
and I added a rub on sentiment from American Crafts

She will be available tomorrow for you to add to your collection!
{And if you want a headstart on getting these cuties,
be sure to visit this page here on TGF's site for all the SSSC info.}

Be sure to stop by the blog to see what Claudette and Rosie
have created with this Sweet Secret Stamp Club cutie!

Thank you for stopping by, have a beautiful weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SSSC No. 14 Preview!

Happy Thursday everyone!
It's an exciting day at the Farm,
where we get to show you the new goodies from the SSSC!
What is the SSSC, you ask?
It's a Super Secret Stamp Club where you receive exclusive TGF stamps
waaaay before anyone else at an amazing price of $8.
{You can find all the details here on TGF's site.}

Today's preview debuts the adorable SSSC No. 14,
who will be available on Saturday in the store for $12.
Love Peppermint

Isn't she a doll? That peppermint hat is so cute!
Love Peppermint was colored up with the no border technique,
using Copics and an 0.5 multi liner black Copic pen.
I added an American Crafts rub on sentiment,
scrap papers from my stash, and finished off with twine.

The next SSSC sign up is from September 1st - September 5th,
so be sure to keep an eye out for it!
Tomorrow we will show you SSSC No. 15
and I do think she's one of my all time favorites. (wink)
You can see Claudette's and Rosie's adorable makes here on the blog.
Have a beautiful day everyone,
thank you for coming by to say hello!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blog Hopping with Saturated Canary

Hi everyone!
We thought we would celebrate this new release
with a little blog hop to inspire you all and of course...
there's an awesome prize up for grabs!
We also have a guest member on the hop
who has been chosen from sharing their gorgeous Little Fairy makes.
Now onto the prize...How do you win it you ask?!

Well its super easy - below is the blog hop order.
You will need to hop around the girls blogs
and leave a comment on each one for your chance
to win a whopping $40 gift certificate for the store!!
So get hopping for the chance to get shopping! :)

Here is my Fairy, all done up in black and white:

I colored this beauty up with my copics,
then added some fun daisy American Crafts rub-ons to the green cardstock.
I wanted to do something a little different for this awesome hop,
I hope you like it! Have fun along the way,
and the best of luck to you all for the big giveaway!

You came here via the fabulous Lou's blog,
here is the next Canary for you to visit:

And just in case you need the entire list:
Lucy Gregg -


Joni - {You're here!}
Shell -


Erin -


Have a great time hopping, everyone!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy birthday to my FIL!

Happy Thursday, everyone!
Last night we celebrated my Father In-Law's birthday,
and I just knew which image I'd use for his card.
The Greeting Farm just released an adorable bunch of stamps,
as well as coordinating dies! EEEK!

Today on the blog, we are featuring this sweet set:

and its coordinating ALWAYS A PARTY Die Cuts:
I used the sweet Papa Bear and a party hat, as well as one of the sentiments:

He was so much fun to color up,
and I just had to do a paper pieced sweater to go along with his outfit. :)

Come and see what the designers are doing with the new releases!
Visit the Farm's blog here to ooh and ahh over all their creations.
Don't forget to pick up your own sets from TGF's store -
be quick, because Marie's products sell out pretty fast!

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Thanks a bunch, Sheri Gilson!

Happy Monday everyone!
It's the start of a wonderful new week,
and we have a special announcement over at The Pink Elephant blog.
Our fearless Design Team leader (and longtime friend of mine),
Sheri Gilson,
is stepping down after years and years of such hard work and dedication.

This week we are taking the time to say THANK YOU
to this beautiful, talented, selfless, and amazing lady
for all the work that she has done.
Seriously, if you've never popped by her blog,
you are truly missing out on tons of eye candy
(not to mention the dreamiest craft room).

As a "thank you" card, I colored up an SSSC image from The Greeting Farm,
as I know Sheri is a huge fan of Anyas and die cuts:

Isn't she a cutie? This is So Hip (SSSC No. 016) from the SSSC (I paired her with the TGF Gate Die, first cutting it out in black,
and then again in white as a top layer.
I sponged clouds on a white cardstock, put it all together,
then used the negative part of an oval die cut cardstock as a frame.

SherBear, if you're reading this, THANK YOU for all that you've done!
And this little card will be on its way to you very soon
(you know how punctual I am - lol!!!).

Click here to hop over to TPE's blog to see the details of the challenge,
we'd love for you to celebrate this amazing crafter!

Have a super day everyone, thank you for coming by to see me.

Monday, June 29, 2015

TPE Challenge #305

Happy beautiful Monday, everyone!
I'm celebrating a brand new, shiny week,
and one that has finally cooled off to a low *90s instead of *105.
Regardless of temperatures, I LOVE Summer and its relaxed vibe,
sleeping in, lazy days, family time, and of course swimming.
I was born and raised in Hawaii, so water is my home. ;)
Today is a new challenge over at The Pink Elephant:


I fell in love with Beach Pretty from Krista's Saturated Canary shop
and had to color her up for today's post:

She's such a doll!
I love her chic, mommy-friendly swimsuit, and her flowing hair.
I used a fun technique on her swimsuit that a friend did on her card -
instead of paper piecing a clothing item, simply color it in.
With a 0.3 copic black pen, I dotted 4-5 dots (depending on the location),
then added a red one in the center to create a flower.
Super easy and it gives the swimsuit a bit of dimension.

Be sure to enter in on the ANYTHING GOES challenge over at TPE this week!
Click here to hop to the blog and see all the designers' inspiration.
{It's an adorable lineup today!!}
This is also where you'll link up your work. :)

Thank you for swinging by to see me today.
I hope you have wonderful plans for the week ahead, have a great Monday, everyone!

Monday, June 15, 2015

TPE Challenge #303

Hello again and welcome back to TPE's newest challenge!
This week we have a Theme challenge for you:


Awww, we have to make sure we acknowledge the important guys in our lives, right? :)
Here is my card that I made for our youngest to give to her dad:

This is Amelia from The Greeting Farm's OA Valentine Set.
After coloring her in using the no border technique,
I took a white gel pen and wrote "dad" in the heart.
I love how she is so easy to customize beyond February 14th!

Come on over and join in on the fun - you can see the beautiful samples
here on The Pink Elephant's blog!

This is also where you'll link up your work for us all to see. :)

Thank you for coming by to see me! :)

Release the beauties!

Happy Monday and TGF Release Day!!! Woohoo!
What a great way to start off the week, with a bit of Honey and a Fashionista. :)
Last week we debuted two new stamps from the SSSC collection,
and today they are available for purchase right now in the store.

* using The Deconstructed Sketch DS204 {thank you, Jen for all your perfect sketches!}
* papers from We R Memory Keepers (Love Notes)
* Pebbles rub on sentiment

and Fashionista:
* Papers from We R Memory Keepers (Love Notes)
* Stampin' Up ribbon and sentiment

Hurry to the store to get them today - they're going to fly off the shelf! :)
Have a beautiful day everyone, I'll be back in a few with TPE's new challenge.