TGF Double Take Tuesday!

Hey everybody! It’s time for a new Double Take Tuesday Challenge at The Greeting Farm, and today, we’ve put together a color combo to inspire your creations: pink, blue and white!

I was so inspired by this color combo that I made a card and a tag for this week!

My tag features Friday Night (although it’s more of a pink/blue/black combo):

And my card features Anya Styles (I’ve been waiting to color her up since I got her for Christmas from my Secret Santa and crafty pal Peggy Toole!)

And for your reference, here are our challenge colors:



And here’s what you need to know to join us for DTT:

  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz on The Greeting Farm blog no later than Monday, February 11, 2013 at NOON CST. You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in a comment.)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win a digital image of choice from the TGF store.
  • WAIT! There’s more! When 20 or more players join us for a weekly challenge, the prize DOUBLES that week to either two digis or, the winner can trade those two digis for a SINGLE rubber stamp of choice, so encourage all your friends and family to play along!

Don’t forget, you also have a few days to join in our “Ribbon and Lace” Farm Fresh Friday challenge! All of the details are at the TGF blog! See you there!

Hugs,

TGF Double Take Tuesday…Purple + Green!

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Double Take Tuesday challenge at The Greeting Farm! Thanks to those who played along in our sketch challenge last week…we were blown away by your creations!

This week, we’re mixing things up with a color challenge, and our inspiration colors are purple and green!

Here’s my card, featuring “Sitting Wonderful“! The sentiment and gift on my card are from TGF’s “Lucky Bunnies” set:


And for your reference, here are our challenge colors:



And here’s what you need to know to join us for DTT:

  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz on The Greeting Farm blog no later than Monday, February 4, 2013 at NOON CST. You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in a comment.)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win a digital image of choice from the TGF store.
  • WAIT! There’s more! When 20 or more players join us for a weekly challenge, the prize DOUBLES that week to either two digis or, the winner can trade those two digis for a SINGLE rubber stamp of choice, so encourage all your friends and family to play along!

And I have some fun news to share…a card that I made with TGF’s “Anya Treats” was picked as a favorite at the Deconstructed Sketch blog for sketch #82:


I’m so thrilled! Check out the Deconstructed Sketch blog to see my card along with all of the other GORGEOUS favorites picked for sketches 78-85!

Don’t forget to link your card for this Double Take Tuesday challenge at The Greeting Farm blog
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

CCC Week 9 – Red, White and Brown

It’s Sunday, so that means it’s time for a new Christmas Card Challenge! This week, we’re inspiring you with a color combo!

We’re creating cards with red, white and brown…and here’s mine:

Supplies: patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye), image stamp (“Anya Celebrates” – The Greeting Farm), sentiment stamp (My Mind’s Eye), twine (Trendy Twine), wood button, brads, metal die (“Insta Love Die Set” – Your Next Stamp)

Remember, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorie,MargoMichelePatStephanie…and our guest designer Rachel!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!

Paper Smooches SPARKS: Cool Shades

Hope you’re having a great Tuesday, crafty friends! I’m just popping in one more time today to share my card for the latest “Cool Shades” challenge at Paper Smooches’ SPARKS blog!

Here’s my card! I’ve included the list of all the stamps that I used from several different Paper Smooches sets under the photo:

Paper Smooches stamps used: Turtle, party hat (Party Posse set); gift (Santa Paws set); sentiment (Word Salad set). Other supplies: card stock, twine (Whisker Graphics), metal photo frame die (Your Next Stamp), patterned paper (Echo Park – chevrons, Basic Grey – polka dots), Copic markers, white pen, cotton ball, watermark ink, white embossing powder, button.
And here are the “Cool Shades” that inspired my card:

For all of the details on this challenge and for more royally colorful inspiration, stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog! The deadline for this challenge is Sunday, January 27th at 10:59 PM Eastern.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

TGF Double Take Tuesday!

Hello, crafty friends of the farm! It’s time for a new Double-Take Tuesday challenge at The Greeting Farm! Today, we’re inspiring you with a color challenge!
I was inspired by our color combo of blue and yellow to create this sweet card with the lovely “Awareness Anya“! Her ribbon can be used for so many occasions & causes, so I decided to go with a “Support Our Troops” theme!
My husband, Scott, recently departed the U.S. Army after 16 years of service, so my card this week is a shout out to him! 
He’s still making the transition to civilian life, and it’s been a fun (and interesting) process. I convinced him to switch out his combat boots for other shoes. Even though they are boots of a different style and color, it’s a step in the right direction! I am so proud of him and for his many years of service!

I typed the sentiment in Word, printed it and used my Copics to color the sentiment strip to match the other papers.

For all the details on this challenge, check out the post at the TGF blog…and please take the time to check out what my fellow Showcase Team members have created for this challenge (here’s a hint: they’re all fabulous!): Anita, Annie Rose, Jo, Jodi, Joni, Rachel and Rosemary!
Wait, there’s more! When we have 20 or more players each week, the prize doubles to either two digis, or the winner can trade those two digis for a single rubber stamp of their choice! So, what are you waiting for? Get crafty!
We all can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this challenge! Thanks so very much for stopping by!
 

YNS Color Challenge: Red, Teal and White!

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! It’s time for a new month of challenges at Your Next Stamp
We’re kicking things off with a color challenge this week, and your inspirations colors are red, teal and white!
I think these colors make fun holiday cards, don’t you? Here’s my card, featuring “Christmas Bauble Robin“, one of October’s many fabulous releases! You can find this stamp set and many more at the Your Next Stamp Store!
Other supplies: patterned paper (Basic Grey Alpine Frost), teal patterned paper (Bo Bunny), brads, glitter tape (American Crafts), Copic markers (I used R14, R22, R24, R27, R39 on the hat and ornament; BG13, BG15, BG18, BG45, BG49 on the bird’s feathers; YR04 on the beak, and W01, W02 on the shading. Details on the ornament were added with Glossy Accents and an opaque white marker.); Liquid Applique, kraft card stock, Spellbinders circle die, Brilliance Graphite Black ink.
Ready to play along with us? Here’s the scoop on our challenges:
  • Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge 
  • You have the entire month to play along
  • Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread 
  • If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge (for this challenge, the code words are ynsynscyournextstamp and ynsc22)
  • You don’t have to use YNS Stamps, but if you have some of our stamps we’d LOVE to see you ink them up!
  • Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get:
  • NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package! (You get the new goodies before anyone else!)
  • to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks
  • the entire month of challenges in advance to play along with the YNS Challenge Team
  • a rockin’ blinkie for your blog!
For added inspiration, check out what the other members of the team created for this challenge: JulieKelli, and Wendy! (Or you can see all of their creations, including the creations from our ROCKIN’ Guest Designer, at the YNS blog)!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this week’s challenge!

Play Date Cafe’: 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Hi, crafty friends! I’d like to share my card for The Play Date Cafe challenge (#154), which is part of their 3rd Anniversary Celebration! How will you be inspired by this color combo?

I decided on a simpler design for my card::
Be sure to stop by The Play Date Cafe’ to see how their Design Team, guest designers and alumni can inspire you with this week’s color story! You can also check out their blog’s new design and play along in this challenge to be one of the 15 lucky winners of fabulous prizes! 
For all the details, click HERE to visit The Play Date Cafe’!

Thanks for stopping by! I have a “sweet” surprise to share with you tomorrow!

Hugs,

Your Next Stamp #19: Think Pink!

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! It’s time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp, and this week, we want you to “think pink“!
For my card, I used Your Next Stamp’s  “Ellie Loves to Knit” and made a little change to her hair (she is normally wearing a snowflake barrette, but I punched out two mini hearts and gave her a new look! You might recognize the sentiment from the YNS stamp set I used last week, “Ellie Loves Sunflowers.”
Other supplies: patterned paper (Basic Grey – Kissing Booth), lace trim, opaque white gel pen, card stock (Stampin’ Up), Copic markers, silver gel pen, brads, liquid applique, mini heart punch, Brilliance Graphite Black ink.

Want to be our next YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer? 
Our new challenge guidelines make it even easier for everyone to play along!

Here’s the scoop:
  • Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge 
  • You have the entire month to play along
  • Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread 
  • If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge (for this challenge, the code words are ynsynscyournextstamp and ynsc19)
  • You don’t have to use YNS Stamps, but if you have some of our stamps we’d LOVE to see you ink them up!
  • Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get:
  • NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package! (You get the new goodies before anyone else!)
  • to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks
  • the entire month of challenges in advance to play along with the YNS Challenge Team
  • a rockin’ blinkie for your blog!
For added inspiration, check out what the other members of the team created for this challenge: JulieKelli, and Wendy! (Or you can see all of their creations, including the creations from our ROCKIN’ Guest Designer Annie Rose, at the YNS blog)!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this week’s challenge!

Don’t forget, you still have time to play along in last week’s color challenge! Check out all the details on the YNS blog!

Your Next Stamp #18: Brown, Orange and Yellow

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! It’s time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp! This week, we’re inspired by the colors of brown, orange and yellow!

Yesterday was my birthday, and I had a wonderful time celebrating the day with my husband! Although I had a brief doctor’s appointment in the morning, we went to lunch afterward and I got to do a bit of crafty shopping..all in all, a fun, relaxing day!

And now, here’s my card, which uses YNS’s super-sweet “Ellie Loves Sunflowers” set, perfect to pair with  fall colors:


Our new challenge guidelines make it even easier for everyone to play along and to have the chance to be our next YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!

Here’s the scoop:
  • Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge 
  • You have the entire month to play along
  • Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread 
  • If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge (for this challenge, the code words are ynsynscyournextstamp and ynsc18)
  • You don’t have to use YNS Stamps, but if you have some of our stamps we’d LOVE to see you ink them up!
  • Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get:
  • NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package! (You get the new goodies before anyone else!)
  • to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks
  • the entire month of challenges in advance to play along with the YNS Challenge Team
  • a rockin’ blinkie for your blog!
For added inspiration, check out what the other members of the team created for this challenge: JulieKelli, and Wendy! (Or you can see all of their creations, including the creations from our ROCKIN’ Guest Designer Annie Rose, at the YNS blog)!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this week’s challenge!

Your Next Stamp #9 – Colour Challenge!

Happy Thursday! This week’s challenge at Your Next Stamp is inspired by these colours:


These colours are just a guideline…if you want to use lighter or darker shades than what’s shown above, GO FOR IT!!!! We just want you to join in on the fun!

Here’s my card, featuring Ellie Likes to Jog:



We’ve had a few changes to our challenge guidelines, making it easier for everyone to play along and to have the chance to be a YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!

Here’s the scoop:
  • Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge 
  • You have the entire month to play along
  • Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread 
  • If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge (for this challenge, the code words are yns, ynsc, yournextstamp and ynsc9)
  • You don’t have to use YNS Stamps, but if you have some of our stamps we’d LOVE to see you ink them up!
  • Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get:

  • a NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package! (You get the new goodies before anyone else!)
  • to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks
  • the entire month of challenges in advance to play along with the YNS Challenge Team
  • a rockin’ blinkie for your blog!
For more inspiration, check out what the other members of the team created for this challenge: JulieKelli, and Wendy! (Or you can see all of their creations at the YNS blog)!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this week’s challenge!