Sunday, January 11, 2009

My latest craze...

I am never one to be on the cutting edge of crafting. Prime example - I have one copic marker. Usually by the time I am purchasing something, crafters are moving on to the latest thing. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to stumble across this website in someone's siggy line on SCS who happens to be a DT for the company.
Marie's line of stamps called The Greeting Farm had me hooked from the minute I saw her Ian and Anya characters. Absolutely adorable. Yes, some savvy sisters had already heard of her, but - egad, could it be? - that I could actually introduce her to some of my cutting edge friends?!?! And so my love for TGF began. I even started a swap on SCS, and was thrilled when Marie put a link in her blog directing stampers to it!
Marie is so super sweet, she's still at the point where she emails you back and really wants feedback on her merchandise. She now has a gallery set up for uploading cards, but I was giddy to see that she featured this card (below) that I made in her blog! I have never been mentioned ANYWHERE before regarding my crafting! So today to pay homage to this sweet and cuddly line of rubber stamps, here are a few cards that I made with them.
This is my Teacher Anya. I love the Anya faces, they are so innocent and simple. I am not one for really detailed stamps, mainly because having 6 kids gives me very little time to do a good job coloring. LOL! The DP is a DCWV 8x8 pack called Grade School. I was looking for something to match her and jumped out of my chair when I saw this. See my one copic? It's skin tone. lmbo! The rest of the coloring was done with SU pencils and markers.

Here is my Dress Me Anya. This set has Anya and Ian in undergarments with little clothes that you can put on them. She also sells a separate set of just clothes. Marie is hosting her first challenge called the Anya Fashion Show. The idea is to put Anya in her fashionable best. I had some maribou from a Christmas project and turned it into a boa. Anya's dress is stamped on black cs and embossed with SU dazzling diamond EP. I did the same for her headband, then drew on shoes and attached some necessary bling.
This is what Dress Me Anya has on when you stamp her. Instead of undergarments though, I paper pieced some fun DP to turn it into a bikini. I ordered the backgound DP this winter on clearance from allthatscraps.com. Remember my copic collection? ;) Since I only have a lighter skinned tone, I stamped Anya on SU creamy caramel cardstock so she would be a little more tanned. It was so much easier this way than to color in everything. I just had to add the flowers for island appeal. My nesties looked like a beach towel and at this angle, I wanted her to look like she was relaxing with SPF50 sunscreen during the hours of 3-5pm. teehee!
I am finishing up 2 other Anyas that I am entering in the fashion show. The contest ends tonight so I have to brainstorm on my last one. I will be sure to post the fashionistas tomorrow!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!
*Love and Aloha*

11 comments:

Doodah said...

Aloha Joni~ The cards are adorable! Thsank you for sharing your Love of Ian and Anaya they are adorab;e little people!

Gabby said...

OMG Joni...aren't these FABBY??? I remember when I discovered them...via SCS gallery. I was like WHAT??? Then I Googled Pink Poison and there came her shop! I was stoked because I am loving these! I love the big heads and little bodies...makes me think of my kids...lol. You did a FABBY job on your cards GF! Happy Sunday! :D

PaperCrafty said...

Jones~your cards are ADORABLE!!! Good Luck on the contest!

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful!! I think you're gonna win... the rest of us will have to buy the stamps. My guess... you'll be the next TGF DT member.

Ann said...

These are so cute! I love the feather boa and glittery dress on your second card--too stinkin' adorable! I'm trying to be a good girl and not buy any new stuff, but you're making these stamps hard to resist... ;)

Samantha said...

That little outfit with the boa is super cute! Adorable!

laos348 said...

Super cute cards - those Anyas sure are cute!

Alfred Gallardo said...

Really nice work you made. I agree with you, Marianne's work is superb. :D

Ashley said...

These are so cute! We really need to exchange some Anya images though, like I've told you before, I only have nurse Anya.

Shannon said...

These are really cute!!!

Sharon said...

These are as cute as can be!