Oh how I love participating in the FFF challenges on The Greeting Farm's blog. It's the best AND there is an opportunity to win a $50.00 gift card to their store if they randomly select you so why not at least try? You get two opportunities every month.
Want to see a process video for this card? Click HERE!
The theme this month is friendship. I made this card using one of my fav images from TGF...probably because I'm a cat freak. lol
I hope that you get a chance to enter! See you over on the blog!
Hello everyone! Would you like to see some random projects? Great! Here we go.... This first project is an altered canvas and I have to say, I made this MONTHS ago and just never posted photos anywhere. I do believe I did a video about it on You Tube but that's it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
I also made a card using a sweet little mermaid stamp from The Greeting Farm. I layered up some tulle and burlap, added flowers and ribbon...the part about the card that I like the best, however, is the coloring. I've been practicing like crazy and I really like how her fins and hair turned out.
I really love these crazy cat lady stamps that I found on e bay, they crack me up. I made two cards using them, I feel like they're pretty fun.
That's it for now. I'm a lazy blogger. lol Until next time! ~Carol
Hello everyone! I literally had a dream about making these cards so when I woke up, that's exactly what I made. Here's a process video that I made on You Tube if you'd like to see that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du2afTSl3AY I used the shaker card bases and inserts from Jillibean Soup, and the stamp set is by Lawn Fawn and it's called "Happy Summer". Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure.
I added the felt clouds with sequins that now that I look at it, I feel like it would have been cuter without them. I'm just not used to making the more clean and simple cards but I'll get used to that eventually, I'm sure. It's funny when you work outside of your comfort zone, how odd it feels, right? So the next shaker cards I'll try to keep a bit more simple. Oh, and here's a tip. If you're going to stamp onto the front of the card, do it BEFORE you adhere the inserts because they get in the way big time. Do it while your card is still all the way flat. That being said, what do you think? I'm loving the resin watermelon pieces in the shaker along with the watermelon paper backing and matching sequins. Fun!!! Until next time! ~Carol
Long time, no blog. Sorry about that but you know...the pool is calling me and I can't seem to say no! Here are a few things I've been working on lately:
First of all, there's the Greeting Farm challenges. I have to play along with those, that's another thing I can't exactly say no to because let's face it, it's fun to get the nice feedback and there ARE prizes at stake so. Yeah. That's something I make some time for, for sure.
The challenge this month for the FFF challenge was "All about the boys", meaning you basically have to use the male images. Most people go for the cutesy girl images but the boys need love too! The first project that I did was to decorate my planner. I have to tell you, I'm not one of those people that go crazy decorating my planner, in general. I find that I really ~need~ the space to...you know...plan. However, it's summer so I had a little extra room so I went for it. It's still not overly embellished like some you might see, but I do have things to write down. Try not to stalk me by using my schedule, please. LOL
Anyway, for the planner I used Rescue Ian and Surfer Ian. They fit in perfectly with the things that I have planned for June. My son actually came into my craft room the other day to talk to me and he noticed my planner and leaned down and touched the colored images. He said, "Hey Mom, this is cool. How did you get this on there?" lol I stamped it and colored it son. He was impressed. I liked that.
The second project for the challenge (you can only enter twice) was this layout that I made for my son. He just got into the Firefighter Explorer program and I definitely needed to document that. I used Rescue Ian as my GF image this time, as well.
What else? Project Life. Lots and lots of it. Or if you'd prefer to call it pocket scrapbooking...I don't care what you call it. I do it. Lots of it. Here's one page that I made documenting our trip to Nevada.
Honestly I don't know what this was....I think a card but I can't remember now. I found this photo in my files of things to be uploaded but it's the only photo there was. Let me think. I do believe this was a card where I stamped the image in black and white in the background and then put a polaroid of the girl image (The Greeting Farm...I'm obsessed!) on the front. It turned out cool. Wish I had the full photo. Not sure what that's about. Moving on.
Oh, and this layout that I made to sell. I have to say, I'm pretty thrilled with how it came out. It's currently on e bay and if you'd like a link, just leave me a comment and I'll be happy to give it to you. I put a lot of time into this one, I am pleased with it.
Wait...shhh....what was that? Oh. Sorry guys, the pool is calling me again.
Hello! I was thinking to myself hm....self....you better do a blog post and catch up! I looked through my photos and yeah, I am more than a bit behind and have lots to share. However, I don't want to completely overwhelm you with photos so I just picked a few to share with you and I'll post more soon. Promise. I'm trying to get on the band wagon with this regular blog posting. It's not my fav, I have to say. I much prefer to stay on You Tube, but that's just me. http://www.youtube.com/user/onehappycraftychick That being said, I have been crafting away like usual. Here is a card that I made for a challenge called FFF @ TheGreetingFarm.com , I used the new Miss Anya Spring set. I am trying and trying to learn how to use multiple colors while coloring hair. You know, making them look like they have amazing highlights that they probably paid $200 for, right? It doesn't come naturally to me but I'm really trying. Anyway, I also picked up some new scalloped circle dies from e bay so I used those, some flowers from my stash and a glittered word Thicker, which are my favorites! I am trying to use up my stash like crazy so I have this older paper pad that I layered up in many different ways, and even made some hand rolled flowers with the paper. (Thank you, Amador, for the rolled flower die!) http://www.youtube.com/user/Amadoreros
I recently had a giveaway on my channel and I wanted to make thank you cards for the winners. There were actually three, but the other card was different so anyway....I used a newer paper collection called Yacht Club. Who makes it? Um. I'm not sure, I want to say Carta Bella BUT if you are desperate to know, leave me a comment and I'll go look. The bubble gum machine stamp (and the die that I used to cut it out) is made by Lawn Fawn. I picked that set up recently and ohhhh my gosh am I glad that I did. It's adorable!!!
I've also been scrap booking. A lot. I actually forgot to crop this photo down but whatever, you'll forgive me. Right? Say yes. This photo is a throwback photo. My daughter is now 18 and I was feeling nostalgic scrapping this photo from when she was just five years old, in ballet class. She didn't go for the dancing, I soon discovered. She liked the outfits and she liked to go and make the girls laugh. I would watch her through the glass windows in the room that they provide for the Moms. She would jump around for a minute and then find someone glancing over her and she would make a face and they would laugh. So she would make a different face and they would laugh harder. Then she would laugh and start dancing crazy and then everyone would be cracking up. The instructor was not amused. She was very serious about her ballet and Julia....not so much. It kind of bit her in the butt during the recital when she was just sort of standing around on stage because she had no idea what everyone was doing because SHE spent every day making jokes instead of learning the routines. However, it was all fine with me. She was meeting people, getting dressed up in fun outfits, getting exercise...she has the memories.
I really like the wood veneer ballerinas that I colored and used Stickles to add sparkle. That silver frame is wood as well, I painted it with silver spray paint. The 'shine' sparkly word? That's a die from TheGreetingFarm.com , I used the "sparkle" die on that same layout as well, in the bottom right hand corner.
This layout makes me giggle. I feel like I've shared it before but it was still in my photos so usually that means I haven't posted it yet. The story is that my husband works out of town quite often. When he leaves, he takes photos of things from his day and I do the same, then scrap book them together. It's just a way for us to feel closer when we are apart. We also FaceTime and we take crazy photos together like that, and I also enjoy texting my brother in law (who is one of the owners of the company my husband works for) and I text him little sad faces. Or if he's out of town too long I leave him mad emoji faces. It's just a fun thing I do. Fun for me. This last time, though, he was texting me sarcastic things that cracked me up, so I scrapped that too.
All right, that's enough for one day! More soon! And hey, feel free to leave a comment. Really. It would make my day! ~Carol
What have YOU been up to? Me? Thanks for asking. I've been incredibly busy making fun projects. On my You Tube channel, for example, I have a giveaway. I used my stash of overwhelming goodness to make little December Daily kits to giveaway for the holidays to my crafty friends. They can be used for December Daily, but also for scrapbooking or card making as well. Want to get in on the giveaway? You have until April 19th to comment on my You Tube video. http://www.youtube.com/user/onehappycraftychick One of the items in the December Daily kit is a set of cards to add to the pockets of your album. I used stamps from The Greeting Farm to decorate them. How cute are those images??? thegreetingfarm.com
When you go to my channel to comment, look for this thumbnail:
Also I've been participating in the Farm Fresh Challenge on the blog for The Greeting Farm. (I posted their link above, simple click on the link and then follow their links directly to their blog. Then on the left you'll see a direct link to challenge.) This month their them is "Bloom where you are planted" and basically you have to use flowers in your project, and a Greeting Farm image of course!
Here is my first entry, you can enter TWICE. And, by the way, last month I won a $50.00 gift card from them and the image on the card below is one of the stamps that I received with that gift card. Thank you, Greeting Farm!
I've also been scrapbooking. A LOT. Project Life, 12 x 12's...you name it, I've been creating it. Here's a fun layout that I made recently. It's crazy and I love it.
I have a lot more to share with you, I'm just mildly lazy about updating my blog but I'm trying to get better at it. Sign up via e mail to get notifications of when I finally update again! lol Hopefully it won't be so long this time!
Hello! I made two monochromatic altered canvases for some friends of mine who just recently got engaged. I wanted to make something that could go with any decor...something simple and monochromatic yet elegant. I started with a blank canvas which I spray painted a cream color. Then I took some Tim Holtz grunge board and spelled out everything on each canvas that I wanted and glued it down with Glossy Accents. After the letters were dried into place, I covered them with several more layers of cream spray paint. This is a very fast, simple project that anyone of any skill level could do. The possibilities are endless, you could paint these any color of the rainbow and keep them simple and sleek, or add textures and dimension. Anything goes! I hope you like this project. Until next time! ~Carol