Friday, June 30, 2017

The Greeting Farm's July challenge! Shaker cards!

Hello!
 Are you ready for the monthly Greeting Farm challenge? This month's theme is SHAKER CARDS! Show us your shaker cards, ladies and gentlemen! Enter up to twice in July. You might win a gift card to use at The Greeting Farm! A GF image must be the main focus of your project but other than that, let's shake it up! 
I used Go Time for my shaker card. I have a GIF attached to this blog post that shows me flipping the card back and forth but I'm not 100% sure if it's going to load correctly. Let's cross our fingers. lol

Enter on the blog at:


Take care!
Carol

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A shaker PL spread!


Hi!

Today I want to share with you a layout that I made when my teenage son got his fast food job. It's not the fire fighter job that he dreams of when he's out of college but this is going to help him pay for his car expenses and teach him more responsibility and....anyway...I had to document it because I document every thing.

There are photos in the pockets, obviously, which I added stickers to...mostly phrase stickers and alphas. In the first photo the card on the top left, that was just a PL card that I added some fast food stickers to that I never thought I'd use. Same with the other cards on the bottom right. 




Here is a close up of the shaker pocket, which I LOVE!!! I found the resin french fry pieces on ebay. Then I added yellow sequins to signify mustard, and those little tiny red gem stones to signify ketchup.


Just a close up.....


This is the opposite side of the layout where I was documenting a day that I spent with him. You can still see the shaker, obviously, and although the theme is different, it still looks fun from the other side as well. I die cut the card on the top right, it was from a brochure from where we went. I simply cut it down to fit the pocket perfectly with a Project Life die.


Let me know if you have any questions!
~~Carol

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm's June BLOG HOP!








It’s the 15th, and that means RELEASE DAY for the new June 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,  then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know that you completed the hop. You have until Wednesday, June 21st at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week!

I chose to use "Call Me Ian" for my blog hop card. The background is a LOT of layered blue paper, which took forever to do but I love how it looks! Of course I colored up Ian but I decided that his big hat would look awesome paper pieced...so I did. You'll find that I did a lot of paper piecing in my projects this month. I attached the little cell phone to his hand and then sparkled it up, then put the sentiment on one of the left over pieces from the background and popped it up for dimension. I cut out the word 'hello' out of glitter paper and there you have it!







Our wonderful design team!!!! Happy hopping, everyone!





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




http://jessiebanks.com/           JESSIE




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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Text Me Anya!




Hi!!!

Who wants to add this cutie to your stamp/die collection? YOU DO! Just click here:

thegreetingfarm.com

on June 15, 2017 and you will be magically transported to the Greeting Farm website and you can purchase her for yourself, and one for a friend, too! Why not?

This new stamp set is called Text Me Anya. Do you love her hair!!!??? I do! Anya comes with a cell phone icon and sentiments, and of course she has a coordinating die set as well. Let me know in the comments if you intend to add her to your collection!

Have a great one!
Carol



Monday, June 12, 2017

It's GO TIME!



It's Go Time! Are you ready for another sneak peek? This adorable stamp set is called Go Time. I'm in love! First of all, the images are super cute....my favorite is stye girl with pig tails with flowers in her hair. Dying! Second, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little scooter and car! They are dying to be paper pieced, if you ask me. There are cute sentiments AND little extras, like tiny hearts and there is one to show light coming from the headlights of the vehicles. I'm not sure what that would be called? Also a little swirl mark that you can put behind the vehicles to indicate motion. Just SO DARLING!

This set will be available on June 15, 2017 at:


Make sure you mark your calendars so you get your hands on this one fast!

This is a card that I just finished literally minutes ago, I'm working on another one right now.  Oh, and yes...it does come with a coordinating die! Add that to your cart too!

Here's my card, and have a great day!
Carol

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Call Me Ian preview! ~The Greeting Farm~


Can you feel the excitement? It's preview day!!!! 

Today we are previewing a new stamp called Call Me Ian. He'll be available on the 15th at TheGreetingFarm.com !!!! You're going to want him....I squealed when I opened my DT package this month. The cuteness was killing me! I played with this set first, it's my favorite from this month but wait until you see the previews from the other days! It's a really good release this month. Mark my words! Anyway, Call Me Ian comes with the boy image, a cell phone and some sentiments. Don't forget to pick up the coordinating die set!

 I made this pastel card using just scraps from my stash. I built a little scene inside a polaroid and had him just sort of hovering above the polaroid. I stamped the 'call me' sentiment on the bottom of the polaroid itself and glittered up his phone and attached it to his hand. I decided to paper piece his hat...you'll see a lot of paper piecing from me this month. 

Check my blog tomorrow,  there will be another preview and you're going to want to see it, trust me!

Have a great day!

Carol



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fun with digital images from The Greeting Farm!



Hello Greeting Farm Fans!

Carol here today with a cute little circle card featuring a digital image called Halle. Digital images are great. Let me tell you why. Ready? First, they don't take up any physical space in your craft room. Second, they are quite inexpensive. Third, you can make them any size you want!
Now that you know how great digis are,  here's the direct link to Halle in the Greeting Farm store:



Isn't she a cutie pie? She can be yours today, just click that link that I provided for you above. 

Any questions about my card? Feel free to ask in the comments section below.

Have a great day everyone!

~~Carol~

Friday, June 2, 2017

Card share!

Hello!

For a while there I was complaining that every time I needed a card, I took it from my stash and was down to  none again. I no longer have that problem. Seriously. I've been on such a roll with the cards, I barely know what to do with them all!

This flamingo stamp is one of my most new favorites. This little guy is SO fun to color up, and I think he's especially cute when I add glossy accents to his big eyes and beak. I'm in LOVE with this stamp and have used him a LOT. 



This is a card that I made quite a while ago and just never got around to putting it on my blog. The stamp is called Syren and I'm not even sure that she's available any longer. She is possibly retired but here's a link to The Greeting Farm if you want to check it out for yourself. I love it that she's so pretty and sassy looking!




For this card I combined a bunch of things that I like currently. Shakers...donuts....flamingos. 




That's it for today. See you soon!
Carol Maitoza