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

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Greeting Farm's Spring Flowers Challenge!




I am so thrilled to be presenting The Greeting Farm's April Spring Flowers challenge today! You know the drill...choose a main image from one of the wonderful stamps from The Greeting Farm, add some flowers and link us up! Your flowers can be any number of things...on the image, floral paper, a flower shaped card or project...use your imagination!

thegreetingfarm.com

The challenge runs for one month, April 1, 2017 12 am CST to April 30,  2017, 12 pm CST.

You can enter this challenge twice to make things fair...and remember there is a prize...$50.00 to the Greeting Farm site! WOOT!  Please play along!


Click HERE to head over to The Greeting Farm Blog and be able to play along with the challenge!

Were you last month's winner? Be sure to head to the Greeting Farm blog to check!

Feel free to ask questions if you have any!
See you soon!
Carol





Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Buddy Ian is killing me with his cuteness!



Hello!!!

Today I want to show you a card that I made with the new release "Buddy Ian", who is definitely killing me with his cuteness. Also, for whatever reason I find him incredibly easy to color. I don't know if it's because I just like him so much or something about his lines...I completely adore working with him! On today's card I placed him on an action wobble so that when the recipient opens the card he'll be jiggling around, I find that so fun. lol

If you want Buddy Ian, head over to thegreetingfarm.com and pick him up!

Remember, you can find me at: http://www.youtube.com/user/onehappycraftychick I feature a lot of videos with projects from The Greeting Farm.

Here's my card!
Have a great day!
~~Carol  =)


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm's MARCH BLOG HOP!!!!! Woot!








It’s the 15th, and that means RELEASE DAY for the new March 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 Saturday 3/18 at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week!

Here's my HOP CARD~

I used the Little Heroes set to make this fun flip card. I took two photos so that you can see what each side looks like. 





Our wonderful design team!!!!









https://jessiebanks.com/           JESSIE




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



We’ll have more inspiration over the next few days using these fabulous new stamps!  Don’t forget you have until Saturday 3/18 at 12pm CST to leave your comments.

Ready....set......HOP!

~~~Carol

Monday, March 13, 2017

Preview of Buddy Ian ~ The Greeting Farm!


Who wants a sneak peek of a new stamp called Buddy Ian?! YOU DO!!!! Oh I know. I definitely know.

First of all, Buddy Ian is available at:
on March 15, 2017. 
Mark your calendars. You're going to want him. 

For real.

To show you a sneak peek, I made a scrapbook layout featuring Ian. I have to say, I'm pretty proud of my coloring on this one. I've been practicing. lol


Remember, you can also find me on You Tube if you like videos! My channel link is:

See you soon!
Carol  =)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Preview of "Oh Dragon" from The Greeting Farm...making my own PL cards!




Hi there!
How many of you make your own filler cards for your pocket pages? I DO! It's easy and it's fun, plus you can customize them any way you'd like. Today I wanted to show you two cards that I made for my pocket album using a new set of stamps from The Greeting Farm that will be available on March 15, 2107 at:


The set is called "Oh Dragon" and is filled with little dragon images, plus icons like smoke puffs and flames, rocks and dragonflies PLUS sentiments! Use your imagination and come up with some great ways to use these fierce creatures!

I used paper from Lawn Fawn as a background,  using a die to cut the card perfectly with those rounded edges that I've grown to love. I used a stitched cloud die for the bottoms of each card, then colored up the dragon images, added sentiments and popped up different areas for dimension. Do you have any questions? Just ask!

Remember, you can find me on You Tube as well at:

See you soon!
Carol

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Preview of Little Heroes from The Greeting Farm!




It's sneak peek time!!! You can't have this stamp YET.....but I know you want it, am I right? It's too cute! This set is called Little Heroes and it will be available on March 15th, 2017 at The Greeting Farm! It has lots of little icons, four characters and sentiments. It's so versatile!


Here's my card:

I used an old paper pad (photo down below my card photos) by Recollections. Both of the images on the front are interactive. I used some dies that you cut into your paper, add pop dots and suddenly your images are free to fly and soar around the front of your card at will. I love that!! I thought that it would be perfect for these cards since the images are super heroes, they need to fly! I added Stickles and Glossy Accents around the card to make it more sparkly and dimensional.


This photo just shows the front and inside at the same time. I feel like it resembles a comic book, which was my goal. 


Here's the inside of the card. I have to say, I am pretty darn happy with how this card turned out. I made another card for the blog hop using this set so be sure to come back for them hop!

Here is what that paper pad looks like if you happen to go on the hunt for it:

 Find me at:

Have a great day!
Carol

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

An altered box using Bonjour Anya from The Greeting Farm!





Hello everyone!!!!

Today I have a project for The Greeting Farm using a digital image called Bonjour Anya! You can pick her up by clicking HERE!

I started with an old cardboard box that I wanted to alter. First I spray painted the top of the box white to cover what was already printed on it.  I used paper from Recollections called My Favorite Things. It's a pretty old collection but I still love it and it went perfectly with the French theme.  
I mod podged the paper to the front, bottom and on the inside of the box. I cut out a circle out of that same paper collection and pop dotted it onto the center of the top of the box and adhered Anya and her Bonjour sentiment to the circle, then added Glossy Accents to make her outfit shiny. I glued on die cut leaves, plus flowers and butterflies. I added Stickles to the flowers for extra sparkle. I also added lace round the edge of the box.

I hope that you like my project and that it inspires you to pick up Bonjour Anya today!
Until next time, have a great day!
Carol

Find me on You Tube here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/onehappycraftychick






Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bonjour Anya!


Hello everyone!

I wanted to share with you two cards that I made recently with a digital image from The Greeting Farm called Bonjour Anya. I LOVE HER!!!!! I think she's just so dang cute and I've had a lot of fun playing with this image! There's another project coming up on March 8th using Bonjour Anya so be sure to check back again to my blog soon!

Bonjour Anya is under the heading of Digital Images at thegreetingfarm.com so head on over to pick her up today! Digital images are less expensive than physical stamps and they take up ZERO room in your craft room so it's a win~win!

See you soon!
Carol