Believe in Miracles

tgf_believefairy_tbuThe Greeting Farm akes the cutest stamps, I swear! I love all three of their fairies – I adore fairies period, lol! Thhis card was definitely based on a sketch challenge, but I cannot remember where I found it – it’s been awhile and I’ve been procrastinating about posting this!

My little fairy is clored with Copics, and her wings are coverd with Pixie Dust  Shimmerz Blingz. Her eyeshadow is Fruit Punch Stickles. I used Nesties to do the ovals at the bottom, and the sentiment came from TGF’s Shepherd Boy set. I added some dew drops in the top left corner, and fell in love with this card!

I did paper pierce under the sentiment just to add a little something to it – I think the whole thing tured out great! I just wih I could remember who’s sketch challenge this was! Maybe it was a Mojo Monday one. Hmmm…….

Have a terrific Sunday everyone!


Our First Guest Twinklette!

tgf_mttsc9_tbuThis week, fro the very first time, we have a guest “Twinklette”! Instead of Miss Madelynn drawing our sketch for us, the very talented Miss Piper did. Piper is Heather Schlatter’s daughter – and man can this girl draw a sketch!! Whew! I never should have left it for the last minute! I already had this Alice Anya digi image from The Greeting Farm colored, and have been dying to use her. SO thi seemed like a good opportunity! I’ll be honest – all of the specialized corners were more than my poor brain could take late on a Monday night, so I did some creative adapting – hope that is ok Piper!


My card base is Bordering Blue. My next panel is Confetti Cream, which I also used for Alice, and the cross panels. I dug out some Prima’s I had that matched the DCWV Once Upon a Time paper perfectly and added those to the corners once I had run all my small panels through the Cuttlebug. I felt like my card was busy enough, so for the added embellies I just put simple little silver dew drops, to echo the brads that center the flowers. This was lots of fun Piper – thanks so much for really challenging me this week! I love being part of the Twinkling Tuesdays group – it is so much fun! Thanks again to Jess and Madelyn – the masterminds behind the whole thing! Don’t forget to visit the Twinkling Tuesday blog to see this week’s featured stamper, and click on the links in my right sidebar to see the other Twinklettes fabulous cards!

Better Late Than Never :)

tgf_mttsc8_tbu1Ok, I know it is sooooo late in the day, lol! But This is the card I made for Madelynn’s Twinkling Tuesday Sketch #8 and I just had to get it posted on the right day! I adore this Little Red Rding Hood digistamp from The Greeting Farm. She is too cute all decked out in pink! My card base is Cameo Coral, and I used a Copic Marker (R22) to match her outfit to it.  I also used a layer of Creamy Caramel and to make her really stand out a layer of Confetti White. And you really can’t tell, but that layer was cuttlebugged with the distressed stripes folder. I guess it is the light in my craft room.

img_3308 I also used Liquid Pearls in White Opal to place little kisses along the top and bottom, in between the stripes. I added a few to her cloak, and between the sentiments I used as wel. They are from the Panda Friends set over at The Greeting Farm. My ribbon is from the $1 spot at Mike’s — they have the best ribbon in those bins, I swear! Thanks to Madelynn again for another great sketch! Be sure to check out the brand new Madelynn’s Twinkling Tuesday blog, and check out her mom’s blog, The Whimsical Butterfly – she has blog candy!

Time to Guess That Anya!!!

dscf3682Welcome, everyone who came over from Jen’s blog! I think I am 5 minutes early, but I couldn’t stand the suspense anymore!!! Ok, here she is!!!! Can you guess which Anya she might be? I am supposd to have a clue for you, but I so rarely have them for myself….hmmmm… Anya hails from an exotic spot, and has a very peaceful outlook on life, lol.

Here are the Official CONTEST Rules: (please read them carefully!)
2.) You must email Jessica at with your answers for all NINE “Guess the Anyas” AND let her know that you have completed the Scavenger Hunt (posted on the Club Anya blog) to be eligible to win the Anya Pocket Mirror. PLEASE ONLY EMAIL ONCE you have ALL NINE Guesses. Multiple emails will not be counted into the drawing, sorry 😦 At 4:00 p.m. CST, the LAST Guess that Anya will be posted on Sandra’s blog. You will then have up to a 1/2 hr. later to get your guesses emailed into me before the Big reveal at 4:30 p.m. CST.
Prizes will be given to the FIRST 20 people who complete ALL NINE Guess that Anya correctly as well as complete the “scavenger hunt”.
3.) To enter yourself in the Grand Prize drawing, for one of 5 New Anya stamps to be awarded (prizes will be awarded using, you MUST complete the above requirements AND leave a comment on the Club Anya Blog under THIS post.
4.) NO entries will be counted after 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, 2/1/09 after the New Anya has already been revealed.
5.) Although it isn’t mandatory, please show some love to the 8 FABULOUS women who have so graciously offered to help out with this Blog Hop as well as Marie from The Greeting Farm. This is an amazing contest and release and I am so grateful to them for all their help!!
Next, head over to Rachel’s blog at 2:00 for her little peek! And be sure to keep hopping from there! Below is a list of all the fabulous ladies participating in today’s blog hop!
12:30PM-Dawn Knight
1:00 PM Jen Greco
1:30 PM Taylor Usry
2:00 PM Rachel Henehan
2:30 PM Janna Hull
3:00 PM Joni Wilson
3:30 PM Jami Bova
4:00 PM Sandra McLean

4:30 PM Club Anya Blog

Geisha Anya and a Unity Challenge

usc-usc20peterpan_tbuHere is one of the bokmarks I made for today’s Untiy Addicts Challenge. The challenge was to make a bookmark based on a favorite book from when you were a child, or now. Well, my munchkin and I watched Peter Pan today, and it remind me of how very much I love J.M. Barrie’s original Peter Pan. So…here’s the super simple version! I chose my colors based on Peter’s outfit – the light and dark green, and the red for the fetaher in his cap. I stamped the flourish from Growing In Unity and then outlined it with my Sakura gelly roll pen. I chose to put the word “time” at the bottom because I think that is a central them to the book, lol. The stitches are from Wendy sewing his shadows back on. Thanks for the great challenge, Maria – I have needed to replenish my book mark stash! Feel free to play along – check this thread over on SCS to find where to post your creations!

tgf_mttsc6geishaanya_tnuNext I just have to share Geisha Anya in Yellow with you! My sketch is based on Madelynn’s Twinkling Tuesday sketch – I know that means I should have posted this yesterday, but it was only in my head – not on paper, lol! Geisha Anya is a digistamp available at The Greeting Farm (formerly Pink Poison) – isn’t she just adorable!!??!?! Well, I love her because I love all things asian! I took my color scheme from the Prima Eire dp.

mttsc6So my base is Garden Green, my next panel is More Mustard, and my next Panel is Cranberry Crisp. Madelynn didn’t say the card was supposed to be square, but I’m sure she understands that some of us just have to tweak things a bit – I was in the mood for square! I ticket punched several corners, and added green dew drops to them – to follow the rules of the sketch. I also added ribbon down the right side (it is dark green, I promise!) and a Prima centered with a whole bunch f green dew drops. I really really really love dew drops!!

Thanks Madelyn, for yet another week of awesome inspiration – you rock girlie! I’m so happy your mom chose me to be part of this fun team of ladies who get to participate in your sketch every week! If anyone else out there would like to play along, we have a group over at Papercraft Planet – please feel free to join us, and have some fun chatting and playing with sketches!

If you upload you card to SCS or PPC, please use the keyword MTTSC6, so we can find your awesome work to drool over it! Have a Happy Wednesday!

Awwwww……isn’t he cute???

tgf_everythingpuppy_tbu1I love puppies – who doesn’t love puppies? I love dogs, too, let me clear that up, lol. But something about the puppy face, and the puppy breath, and puppy love…..I just wanna squeeze them! Our dog, Will (who is 2 but thinks he is 7 months old, lol) is always so happy to see us when we walk in the room he is in – even if we’ve only been gone 5 minutes it’s like we’ve returned from years away. So I thought this sweet ittle image from the Home Sweet Home set by The Greeting Farm (formerly Pink Poison) worked really well with this Fancy Pants dp, that already had the sentiment on it!

All I had to do was cut it to the right size, and the rest was as easy as could be. I layered the flowers with the brad on top of the word “you” – it really is under there! I colored my puppy with Copics, and popped him up on dimensionals. I left the card super simple, because I’m in that kind of mood. Happy Friday, and thanks for stopping by!

Auld Lang Syne – Anya Rose


Sing it with me:
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old times since ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

My challenge last night over at the Splitocast New Year’s Eve Party was to make a card in honor of a friend.  Whatever would make them smile is what you should do. Because after all, our friends get us through the years, don’t they? I used my two newest sets form The Greeting Farm – Dress Me and Wardrobe #1 – aren’t they the sweetest little things? I’m thrilled to be doing some guest design work for them this month, so be on the lookout ofr more cute stamps form The Greeting Farm! They have a cute blog, too – check it out!

Stamps: TGF Dress Me, Wardrobe #1
Paper: Ruby Red, Regl Rose, Fabriano Medioevalis Watercolor, Hobby Lobby dp
Ink: Versafine Black, Ruby Red, Regal Rose
Accessories: Copics, aquapainter, dew drops, primas, pink crystal brads