Saturday, August 20, 2011

:) I love greeting farm!

So...if you haven't noticed by now alot of my cards use TGF stamps. They're just so gosh darn cute! I'm going to work on making some cards with other stamps soon though. Perhaps next week?

This one was fun because I normally don't do distressing, because I don't feel that I can do it that well but I kind of like how this one turned out. I tried to make the background look like an old crumpled letter.

I like how I didn't have to color for this card, because honestly it just takes so much work to color. They always turn out so nice, but it takes so much longer to color AND make a card. ^^ This was a fun layout to tackle. I got to use up a bunch of scraps too, so that was good. I Just love that little bit of glitter paper I had left over for the small strip behind the image.

I made the flower out of a Martha Stewart leaf punch.

^^ Anyway ta ta until next time!

Here's the inside :)

Farm Fresh - Mystery Mondays
Farm Fresh - Which One Wednesdays
Farm Fresh - Farm Fresh Friday Button It Up!
Pollycraft - Distressing
Stamp with Fun - Sketch
Creative Stamp Friend  - Handmade background
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  - Handmade flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Bearly Mine - Bling
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Free, Pearsls, Blooms)
Try It on Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Blues or Blues/Greens
My Mums Craft Shop - Summertime
Emerald Faeries - Birthdays
Paper Crafting Journey  - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Tween/Teen
Sew Many Cards - Summertime
Simply Create - Distressing
The Stamp Man  - Anything Goes with summer colors
Fussy and Fancy - Celebrate
Cath The Bug - Distressing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Bingo (Buttons, Die Cuts - The leaf punch I used, Flowers)
Dream Valley - Distressing
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Go's
Pixie Cottage - Big on birthdays
Ellephantastic (Monthly) - Add Some Layers
AI Factory  - Anything Goes (Ends September 1st)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

:) Woo boy it's been a while

For the past couple of weeks, my boyfriend had come to visit me. He went home for the summer, so it had been about 3 months since I have seen him. :) I was so excited, and we had such a good time doing tourist activities in Vancouver when he came.

O_O we took in excess of 500 photos while he was here. I'm such an asian :P

By the way, I totally neglected to mention some amazing candies I won in the past month or so. :) I wanted to post them and say thank you! ^^ I feel so utterly lucky! (Sorry I'm a bit late!)

Ann's Whimsy Giveaway ^^ I received it and the stamp set is beautiful!

I also won Surfer Ian from TGF after winning their  Mystery Monday Challenge
Steph's amazing candy ^^ Isn't her card just lovely? It looks even better in person.

Lastly, I won Lilith from Stamp Insanity for winning their Summer Colors Challenge :)

Super exciting ^^

^^ For my cousin's 37th birthday, I made him this card. He loves cars, and I put the crown on his head because everybody calls him a Princess. Honestly he totally is a princess :) but it's a joke and we mean it in a fun way.

I colored the images with Copic markers. I used dimensionals on pretty much everything there. I inked a dollar store stencil for the background swirly thing :) I thought it looked kinda cool. The cool star thing behind TGF Edward is a spellbinder. ^^ I really like this spellbinder. Lastly, I finished the inside with a strip along the side and once again inked the stencil.

Okay without further ado, here is my card:

Ta da :)

Cards for Men - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friend - Handmade Background
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Anything Goes - Happy Birthday/Celebration
Tuesday Throwdown - Non-Stamped Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Favorite Stamp (I really love using Edward on my guy cards)
My Mums Craft Shop - Sports & Hobbies (My cousin's hobby is tinkering with cars)
Emerald Faeries - Birthdays
Do You Stack Up? - Emboss It
Card Makin Mamas  - Birthday
The Stamp Man  - Anything Goes with summer colors (^^ Yellow!!!)
Crafty Catz - Emboss It
Fussy and Fancy - Celebrate (Ends September 16)
Craft Your Days Away  - Birthday Celebrations (Ends August 18th)
Totally Gorjuss - Round and Round
One Stich at a Time  - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum  - ONe for the Boys
Cute Daisy May - Anything Go's
Ellephantastic (Monthly) - Add Some Layers
AI Factory  - Anything Goes (Ends September 1st)
Just Some Lines - Embossing (Ends August 26th)
Crafty Sentiments - Punches & Dies
Craft us crazy - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life-#50 No Designer Paper 
Meljen Designs - use black