Thursday, April 20, 2017

Projects using the March and April stamp sets from The Greeting Farm!




Hello there!!!!!

Carol here, and I'm excited to show you some cards that I've made with last month and this month's release stamps! From the March release I used the stamp set called Oh Dragon. I colored up my dragons with Copic markers, gave them some scales, polka dots and sparkles and put them onto polaroids. I clipped the polaroids onto the front of the card with little gold shiny clothes pins and hung those onto some baker's twine and glued that to the front of the card. Don't overlook the little icons in this stamp set! See the little puff of smoke? It's especially cute when it's colored and stickled up!



I decided to use the April release called Main Street to add little details to this PL spread. This set has lots of little scene builders which makes it super versatile. You'll see on the left hand middle side I made a journaling card with little elements making it look like a neighborhood scene. There's a close up if you scroll down one more photo.



Then on the right hand side of the page I added a little wooden polaroid frame and stamped the 'have a nice day' sentiment directly onto the wood. Then I put one of the houses inside the frame and popped up a tree from the set next to the house. 


Next I want to show you another PL layout that I made using the April release called Kitty Stacks! If you follow me on any of my social media, you know I'm cat obsessed so this set is right up my alley. I document my cats probably way more than I should. Cat hair, don't care!

Anyway, I used different elements of that stamp set throughout the PL layout.


On the left you'll see the rug and two different cats from the Kitty Stacks set, plus the sentiment as well. On the right I used a Freckled Fawn wood veneer polaroid and colored up the cute fish bowl and another one of the cats jumping....as if it were jumping towards the fish bowl. I had a lot of fun coloring these cuties up!


 Then on this photo I simply used the 'love you' sentiment and stamped directly on this photo of my cat, Papi Chulo.

Hurry on over to thegreetingfarm.com to add ALL of these new sets to your collection today!

Until next time!
~~Carol



Layout of my Grandparents....I love them!!!!


Hello everyone!

Today I have a single layout to share with you. I made this quite a while ago but I still wanted to share it since I was so pleased with how it turned out. A lot of times I try to fill up as much space as humanly possible on a scrapbook layout but thanks to entering different challenges on various blogs, I am sort of forced out of my comfort zone to try new ways to scrap. As I said, this layout was made a while ago but I'm about 99.9% sure that the challenge was from Paper Issues.

This layout features my darling grandparents....they have been married nearly all of their lives, over 60 years at this point. I made the layout on a plain white sheet of card stock and kept all of the embellishments to the right. I have gold/silver washi, acetate with gold script, gold paper and polaroids, gold words and butterflies and then to change it up just a bit I added some bare wood veneer elements. I'm super happy with it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Remember, you can also find me at: http://www.youtube.com/user/onehappycraftychick if you enjoy videos!

~~Carol


Friday, April 14, 2017

The April BLOG HOP for The Greeting Farm!!!





It’s the 15th, and that means RELEASE DAY for the new APRIL stamp sets! We have been previewing the new sets over the past few days and now they are available to purchase at the shop! 


 To celebrate, we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will win these sets for their very own! Yay!

Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. You have until April 19 at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week!

Here is my card for the hop! I made a twist card because not only was it something new for me to try, but it provided lots of room to showcase many stamps from the Fluffy Unicorn set! In this photo you will actually see two cards, but I wanted to show the cover and the inside all in one shot. I hope that you like it....enjoy the hop! Links are down below.  =)


Our wonderful design team!!!!





http://carolmaitoza.blogspot.com/    CAROL (Hey, that's me!)




https://jessiebanks.com/           JESSIE




http://thegreetingfarm.com/     THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Preview of the Greeting Farm's KITTY STACKS!


Hi!!!

I'm super excited about this stamp collection, because if any of you have followed me for a while you KNOW I'm a bit of a crazy cat lady. The stamp set that I'm going to be previewing for you today is KITTY STACKS! *heart palpitations*
This set comes with several cats, icon images and sentiments. There is also a coordinating die to go along with the set. You need that. Just sayin'. 
I used Kitty Stacks for some polaroid shaker cards for the preview today, but I'll be using them in a lot of different ways coming up so be on the lookout for those cats on my layouts, Project Life projects, more cards...they are too cute!
Here's my card!
Have a great day!
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See you soon!
Carol


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Introducing Main Street from The Greeting Farm!


Are you dying over the sneak peeks so far from The Greeting Farm's April release? I told you that it was a good one! Today I have a little peek for you of the set called Main Street. What I love about this one is that it comes with so many scene builder items. It has a variety of cute little houses, but it also has walls, shrubbery, trees, and ice cream truck and more! I die! 
The set is available on April 15th, 2017 at thegreetingfarm.com  so be sure to head over there and pick yourself up a set before the sell out!
See you soon!
Carol



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A sneak peek at FLUFFY UNICORNS from The Greeting Farm!!!!


Are you feeling the new unicorn trend? I AM!!!!! And so is The Greeting Farm! For me, the whole unicorn/rainbow craze brings me back to when I was little and had a rainbow and/or unicorn on every stitch of clothing that I owned. 
The Greeting Farm is coming out with a stamp set to spark the inner child in you, and you can purchase it on the 15th of this month! It comes with sentiments, icons and several unicorns to choose from, all in one set. Don't forget to purchase the matching set of dies! It's a must have!
Here are some pillow boxes that I made using the new set. I hope that you like them.  =) Visit my blog soon for more previews of the new releases over the next few days!


There will be a video posted on my You Tube channel as well, if you love watching videos. 
Enjoy!
Carol Maitoza

Friday, April 7, 2017

Random projects for your viewing pleasure. =)


Hello!

Today I'm just going to post some random projects for your viewing pleasure. Some of them have been sitting on my computer for a bit too long, I might as well get them out there and clean up my computer a bit.

First I have a fun layout to share of my son and I....I do believe that I had made this for a Paper Issues challenge if I'm not mistaken.



I enjoy documenting all of the weird photos that we take. Those are the most fun for me to scrapbook.


This is a three ring binder smash book type of album. I wanted to document my We R Memory Keepers mint type writer. By the way....LOVE that type writer!!!!


Here are a few mixed media canvases that I made. They were up on my wall for a while but I'm tired of them so if you'd like to buy them, make me an offer. I'm flexible!


This card and box were made for Kristina's grandmother in law's 100th birthday. Kristina is CraftyPaws on You Tube, you might want to check  her out. She's SUPER talented.


Here's a layout that I made with photos of my daughter in San Francisco. I love these photos of her!


That's all for today. Leave me some love, I appreciate the comments so  much!
~Carol