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Party Prop Anya Birthday Greeting

You may have noticed that I have posted a few cards with images from The Greeting Farm. I absolutely LOVE their images, They are for sure one of my top favorite images to color. I have like 6 of their rubber stamps and like 10 of their digis and every time I get some spare cash I buy more. I even find myself browsing eBay for retired ones. I am addicted. So the other day when I was browsing their website. I decided that maybe I should just subscribe to their blog. Of course I stumbled on a challenge. I've never been one to do challenges before because I don't feel like my cards are as good as other's, but I am finding that I like to do them, not to win, but because it provides inspiration. This week it was anything goes challenge, I read the terms and instantly this card design started working itself out in my mind. I have a couple Greeting Farm images that I had not used yet, so I decided to try one, and this is by far one of my fave's will be using her a lot more in…

Thanks a Latte - Tiddly Inks Design Team Call

So I am totally jumping out of my comfort zone and treading into scary territories. One of my favorite digital stamp designers is doing a design team call and I figured it wouldn't hurt to try, so here this is my entry post. The challenge is to make a card using your favorite Tiddly Inks Stamp. Let me tell you, it was hard to pick a favorite but I decided to use "thanks a latte" (you can purchase your own copy here at http://www.tiddlyinks.com/thanks-a-latte/.) I chose this image because it makes me think of one of my besties from college who shares my great love for coffee as well as crafting. She has since moved to Guam as a mission school teacher and I only see her once a year in the summer. I think I will send her this card after a bit. So here is the card I made using this delightful image.  I colored it with my favorite method of coloring, Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Since the image made me think of my friend, I tried to color it to depict us…

Java Girl Coffee Card

Well it is time for another card posting. I made this card for another girl in our church who is gone away to college. This stamp I got from The Greeting Farm made me think of her. I have a ton of stamps, some are about 20 years old, and some are new because I cannot quit buying them, but I am always at a loss of which stamp to use next. I decided one night while I was lying awake in bed that I should close my eyes and draw out a stamp each time I am ready for a new project, then put the ones I use into another box until I've drawn all my stamps. This helps me go through all my stamps and it also keeps me from doing similar cards over and over again. I have several drawers of stamps, one drawer is filled with wooden block stamps, one drawer is filled with unmounted rubber stamps, one with clear cling stamps, and a file on my computer filled with digital stamps. I rotate each drawer each time, this time I drew from my unmounted rubber stamps and this little girl was the stamp I dr…