TGF Sneak Peeks - Made Just for You

Hey everyone!  Today is the sneak peek of a fabulous new Clear Stamp Set by The Greeting Farm.  I love all of the stamps in this set!  There are lots of different ways to stamp the back of your cards so that the recipient can save forever who made their creation. 

Do you remember the sneak peek Miss Anya Garland card?  Well I stamped the back of it here:
Cute huh?  Now there are a few stamps that are adorable sentiments that you can use for your cards.  Here is a card I made featuring the sentiment as the focal point:
I started the layers with some White Sheer Ruffled Edge Ribbon. Then I built up the Spellbinders Heart and Scalloped Heart Die cut layers. I bumped up the layers with Zots 3D dots.  My favorites.  We'll be back in a few days with a full release and recap of all the gorgeous stamp sets.  I look forward to seeing you again then. :D

S.W.A.K.!

  **If you're looking for my Premiere Farmer post, please click HERE or scroll down**
Hey everyone! Welcome back for another December Key Ingredients Blog Hop!  Oh I love this month's KI kit with all the hearts and penguins!  
I used the green and yellow cardstock to make the foundation for the card.  Spellbinders Label One is perfectly fit for the top panel and the little penguins paper on the bottom. 
I cut out the penguin and mailbox after coloring with Copics.
If you aren't a subscriber to the Key Ingredients kit yet, you really SHOULD be!  The kit is complete with everything needed to make so many projects.  Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions and to the Subscription page in case you are interested!!

Sooooo adorable!  Be sure to hop on over to the rest of the KI Designers to see more creations with the December KI Kit!
Have a great day and we'll see you back here soon!

I'm a TGF Premiere Farmer!

Hey everyone! I have some ohhhhh so exciting news to share with you today that, well, might "shock and awe" some of you, as it did me!  A few weeks ago, Jessica Diedrich, one of my fave friends and blog-babes (cute, eh?!) asked me to join the Premiere Farmers of The Greeting Farm.  I was so flattered.....and of course, (after I asked her if she had the right Corinna and the right email address) said YES!!!  The Greeting Farm is planning so many fabulous changes in the coming year, and the Design Teams are one the changes.

Here's a little bit about the Premiere Farmers:

"The TGF Premiere Farmers" is a small group selected by Jess and Marie to bring you a broad spectrum of samples during preview week and hopefully, a larger amount of ideas during that week than ever before!  TGF is switching things up a bit for 2012 by separating our Farmers into two groups; the "TGF PREMIERE Farmers, who'll bring you an even more power-packed week of previews, and our SHOWCASE DT, which we had an open call for and you'll also be seeing those girls in action very soon!  TGF is proud to be changing and growing with some of the best designers in blog land and we can't wait to get started! 

And that's not all....the other Premier Farmer being introduced today is an amazing woman and wonderful friend of mine: Wendy Ramlakhan!  Now, don't forget to leave me and Wendy some love today because Jessica Diedrich, the TGF Creative Coordinator and one of my all time favorite peeps, will be going through comments on both of our blogs and giving away a MISS ANYA GARLAND set to one lucky winner!  ;)

That being said, let me introduce you to Miss Anya Garland!  Actually, there are 3 Miss Anya stamps in this one set and are they ever the sweetest!  Here is the first, Miss Anya with her adorable hand-cut heart banner.  
I colored her with Copics and paper-pieced her little outfit and headband from the My Mind's Eye Love Me paper pad. The Granite Grey Vintage Seam-Binding triple-bow was so easy to make with the Bow-Easy
I colored the heart banner with Copics to look like crayons, then cut it out and popped it up.  Soooo cute!!

Next up is Miss Anya with a Love banner.  Ohhhhh.....adorable!!!
Oh how I adore this little Miss Anya with her pretty lace peeking out from under her paper-pieced dress.  I used Bubblegum Pleated Tulle and a 1" Gluber to make the flower to match.  
 Some adorable pearls in the corners and for the "o" and voila, she's perfect!

Thanks so much for joining me and be sure to hop on over to the most amazing coloring artist, Wendy's blog to see even more sneak peeks!! And then stop by again on Dec 30th so I can share MORE projects from this newest The Greeting Farm release!!

New Year's Party Hats and Favors!

Hey there! I'm so excited to share a fun paper crafting project with you today. December's Key Ingredients Kit is LOADED with fabulously fun papers and embellishments! 
Dylan is having a New Year's Party for his scouting friends, so I decided that the December Ingredients Kit would be perfect to make some party favors.
  
 The Party Hat
Print the PDF file onto any of the fabulous cardstock in the kit and then cut it out.

 I stamped the Happy New Year a la carte image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with the December KI Kit matching Copics.  I used the crackle accents included in the kit on the clock and glass, and added Viva Opal Paper Pen on the bubbles.



To make the green top, wrap the green sparkle ribbon around 2 fingers and then tied it off.

Cut the ends of one side. (I know I cut both but do as I say, not as I do.)

Cut small slits into the ends of the ribbon and fray generously.  Secure in the top of the hat when gluing closed.









The Noise Maker

Grab the empty cardboard roll from paper towels or toilet paper.  Trim to 4.5".

Cut holes into the side of the cardboard approximately 1" apart.

Cover one end with wax paper and secure with a rubber band.

Trim one of the Bella Blvd papers from the kit on one side to 4.5".  Decorate the outside with the paper and ribbons.



 The Treat Holder 
Grab another empty cardboard roll from paper towels or toilet paper.  Trim to 3.5".

Wrap the cardboard on one end like a present.

Cut 1/4" slits in the paper at the other end down to the cardboard. Crinkle the paper.  Decorate the outside with the included ribbon.

Fill the treat holder with sugary treats to be sure the kids are up for the ball drop. ;)






And there you have a complete set of party favors for up to 8 kids with just ONE TE Key Ingredients Kit!

 
If you're not yet a subscriber, what are you waiting for! Take a peek around here at the Key Ingredients blog and you'll find all the information you need to know about our kit club! Click here to learn more about subscribing or click here for our FAQ page!

Have a great day and I'll see you around soon!

So Grateful for You!

Hey there!  I'm up over on the TSG blog today with a Stampbook Saturday page.  What's that you ask? A stampbook page is a scrapbook page created using stamps and inspired by a card. Each week we create a new stampbook page to give you ideas on how to use your stamps in a new way and hopefully inspire you to catch up on those family photos you've been meaning to scrapbook.

Karen Giron is one of the classiest card designers around!  She can take a few sheets of paper and CS and make the most beautiful cards.  I decided to take inspiration from this awesome creation of hers:
I love the layout on this card and thought it would be perfect for the new photo that Riley sent me in front of his "office" in Afghanistan.
The Sentimental Thank You stamp set is so perfect to let him know how much I love him and appreciate all he does for us. 
I used some burgundy, ivory and navy jute twine around the Maya Road Star Stick Pins. (The stick pins are coming to the RibbonCarousel.com store today!) I strung the jute twine down the side of the photo and attached 2 paper "dog tags" and wound it around the white punched circle making my own baker's twine.
I used the A-Z and 123 stamp set to mark the year. I truly am grateful that he is my husband and protector.  And he's a bit of a ham if you really want to know.  The guys and one poor girl in his office play pranks and practical jokes on each other daily.  It helps them blow off some steam and lighten the "heaviness" of their daily tasks.

Well that's all for today.  Hope you're inspired to make your own stampbook page to preserve some of YOUR families memories. Have a great one!



 


TSG132 Ho Ho Ho

Hey everyone!  Hope your week went well, and weekend is shaping up to be a nice one.  Mine was insanely busy, and the weekend hasn't been much better...BUT come Monday I'll be caught up and ready to sit back and sip a caramel macchiato!  I must be the only person who's looking forward to Monday, huh?! lol
 Here's the card I made on Sunday (of last week) for the TSG132 challenge and am just getting around to blogging.  I LOVE this stamp set from last weekend's TSG release!  It's called HoHoHo and is simply adorable.  (It will be back in stock next week, so be sure to jump over to TSG to check it out.)
I used the tiniest little wiggly eyes for the reindeer.  The snow was die cut and dry embossed, then Stickled for a little more fun.  It's a bit hard to tell, but there are 3 distinct layers made using Pop Dots.
 This picture shows it a bit better.  A little bit of ribbon (I'll be adding to the Ribbon Carousel store today) and some bling and this holiday card is ready for mailing!  Go get crafty so you can get in on TSG132...it ends today!

Oh Christmas Tree....

Hey everyone! I'm back with Part 2 of the Puffy Ornaments Project.  If you missed the tutorial on using the amazing TSG dies and stamps, you can see it HERE.  I picked up the Kaisercraft Tree last year...actually 4 of them, but who's counting. 
 I covered the tree with Mod-Podge and this year's Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper that I picked up at Toadilly Scrappin'.  It paired up perfectly with the Warmest Wishes felt ornaments.
 The Sheer Ruffled Edge Ribbons are perfect and the Snowflakes Cut-out Ribbon is just like garland!
 
The edges I just dabbed with Tim Holtz's Distress Stain in Picket Fence.  LOVE this stuff!  And that's it!  Remember TSG is having a 20% off sale this weekend so go get your dies and stamps before it ends! 
 And if you'd like to pick up some of that gorgeous ribbon, RibbonCarousel.com is having a sale too.  Pop on over to the blog to get the code.
Well, that's it for me.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and get crafty!

Warmest Wishes (Puffy Ornaments) Blog Hop Challenge

Hey everyone. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends and family! I am so excited about today's sneek peek of the newest stamp set with coordinating dies!  So adorable, so lets get to it!
Torico is in the mood to make winter all warm and cheery. She has illustrated a fabulous set that will keep you in stitches or get you in the mood to make gingerbread houses and sugar cookies. The set includes hearts, stars, and snowflakes to create a one of a kind snowman or holiday tree. This set also includes six dies – so warm up your die cutting machine and let the baking begin. What set wouldn’t be complete without a few sentiments to add to your winter projects? 

Warmest Wishes is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 23 stamps and 6 dies and will sell for $31.50.


So I decided to do a 2 day project....today I am showing you how to make your own "puffies" and puffy ornaments with the stamps and dies in this set.  Here's a little tutorial: 

Gather your supplies:
Warmest Wishes Dies and Stamp set
Staz-On Ink
Fabri-Tac
Polyfil
Scissors
(Copics and decorations optional)

Die cut the felt:
Stamp the felt with Staz On:
Optional: Color with Copics:
Your stamped felt is ready to stuff now:
 Apply Fabri-Tac to the outside edges of both insides of your felt images:
Place a small amount of Poly-Fil (and Wired Colored String if you want them to be ornaments):
Pinch edges and hold for a second all the way around the felt.  The edges will adhere quickly:
Trim away excess Poly-Fil:
Decorate and you're finished!

Would you like to win the new Warmest Wishes stamp sets? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday November 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


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