Showing posts from January, 2016

The Greeting Farm's FFF challenge!

Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by! Today I'm sharing another card that I made for The Greeting Farm's FFF blog challenge!

You can check out The Greeting Farm yourself by clicking HERE. They have a fantastic store with some of the cutest stamps and other products that you've ever seen, as well as a fun blog filled with inspiration and really friendly crafters. Give them a peek!

Have a great day everyone!


My last project as a Guest Designer for The Greeting Farm! Custom cook book.....

Hello everyone!
It's Carol Maitoza again with my final project for my guest designer spot in January for The Greeting Farm! I'm excited to show you what I've been working on. I have a cookbook that is filled with my favorite recipes, but it was overflowing and I needed to break that one down and begin a second book. I bought a basic 3 ring binder that I could decorate myself and started adding in the pages and recipes. It needed some sprucing up though, and that's where The Greeting Farm came in! 

On the cover I used the stamp by The Greeting Farm called Cheeky Cherry Pie. I colored her up using the following Copic markers: RV91 and RV34 for the clothing, E31, Y26, N3 for the pie, R21, B23, E00, R20, E02 and E01 for the face and E13, Y21 and E02 for the hair.  I also used a white gel pen and glitter pens from Copic.  I used some cute pastel papers, thickers and stickers plus a recipe card for the cover, just layering everything up until I felt like it was cute. I also…

The last of December Daily 2015.


Well, I didn't keep up with the December Daily on my blog so much, but here are some random photos of some of the pages. I did finish my album, you can check out my December Daily videos on You Tube if you'd like. I do have a DD playlist on my channel wall. Feel free to check it out!

In the meantime, if you have any questions about my pages, please feel free to ask me in the comment section below. 

Have a great day!

The Greeting Farm ~ Farm Fresh Friday ~ Monthly Challenge

Hello everyone! Since I'm a guest designer this month for The Greeting Farm, I thought I really should start participating in their challenges on their blog! Here is a card that I made this morning for the January FFF, I am working on a second that I will post shortly.

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Hand made items for sale!

I have been creating a few things to sell in my spare time. These items are currently listed on e bay. If you are interested in them, leave me a comment and I'll post an e bay link.

The first item is a hand altered cigar, and it took me forever and a day. It has been painted several different colors in different layers, there is beautiful paper, modeling paste, glitter, much effort.

This box would be a great gift for Valentine's Day, a birthday or Mother's Day. Or heck, maybe just gift it to yourself because you're fabulous!

I made this card as well. It is made on a corrugated card base that I painted in layers of gold. The paper is by Do Crafts, it's the Wellington paper that I am so in love with, and the bear is Wellington also. Lots of mulberry flowers decorate the front, which have been glittered and painted as well. The sentiment reads "may all your dreams come true."

Thanks for looking!

My second Greeting Farm guest designer project!

It's Carol Maitoza bringing you my second project as a Greeting Farm Guest Designer for January 2016!

Want to watch a process video? Click here....
I know there are a LOT of card makers out there, so I thought I'd satisfy the card crowd with some shaker cards. The stamps that I used for these cards are Beanie Ian, Latte Anya and Frappi Anya. I'm a bit coffee obsessed so those stamps are right up my alley! 
The copics that I used were as follows: E00, E01, E02, E21, R20, E23, E59, E44, E31, E55, G09, G99, G94, R27, YG17 and I also used a white gel pen. 
I decided to make a shaker card just to have something a little different than a basic card. Since the stamps that I was using were coffee related, I thought it would be fun to use the shaker products and fill in the shake section with coffee beans. Fun, right? After coloring everyone up I used Ice Stickles in gold ice to make sure everyone was sparkling. 

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My first project as a Greeting Farm Guest Designer! Woot!


First, I want to thank Rosemary at The Greeting Farm for allowing me to be a guest designer for the month of January, 2016. I am ~beyond thrilled~ to have this opportunity! I do hope that everyone enjoys the projects that I have lined up! I am literally giggling as I type this, I'm so excited!

The Greeting Farm products that I used were the "Let it Snow" die and stamp set, and also the word die set called "Sparkle and Shine".

I started out with one of those raw wood printer's trays that you can find for a few dollars in the wood section of Michael's. I spray painted it silver.

Then I sprayed it again with silver glitter spray. You can find those paints at most craft and hard ware stores, they will run you anywhere from $4 to $6 dollars. I like using spray paint because everything just comes out perfectly, no brush strokes, no thick areas...and it's fast. It's my paint of choice. 
Next I printed out some of my favorite family photos from 2…