Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cards and Colour Sponsor Week: NOT 2 SHABBY!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm sneaking in tonight with a special promo post. The Cards and Colour Facebook Group has a Sponsor this week. What does that mean? An AWESOME DEAL for you!! 

This week the online craft store NOT 2 SHABBY is the Sponsor. Not only is she having a $20 Gift Certificate give-away, but she has graciously given everyone in the group a code for 15% off your orders this week. In addition, everyone who places an order will go into a drawing where there is a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate!! So head over to the Cards and Colour Facebook Group to comment on the give-away post and get your discount code!!

My card today features this cute set from My Favorite Things called Wild About You. Jamie at Not 2 Shabby carries a large selection of stamps and dies and she always has a discount! PLUS, she has really FAST shipping, which is always a good thing! I colored the cute animals with Copic Markers

Giraffe: Y32, Y21, YR21, YR23
Giraffe Spots: YR23, YR25, YR27, E37
Crocodile: YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67, G28
Crocodile Spots: YG93, YG95, YG97, G99
Crocodile Teeth: C2, C3, Y15
Giraffe: C1, C2, C3, C5, Colorless Blender, R20
Giraffe Spots: C5, C6, C7, C9

I used a few My Favorite Things Dies to create this scene: Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover Up, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames, and Blueprints 8 (the shape for the sentiment).

 I raised every other colored panel on pop-dots, along with the animals and the black scalloped frame. There's a lot of dimension to this card. To finish it off, I added enamel dots.

Don't forget to head over the the Cards and Colour Facebook Group to grab your discount code before ordering from Not 2 Shabby, This store is AMAZING and the owner is AWESOME!! Believe me, you won't be disappointed!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: ROCKSTAR ANYA 2

Happy Tuesday everyone! We are back with the last Stamp Features of the New Release from The Greeting Farm. Today we are showcasing this awesome girl called ROCKSTAR ANYA 2! I am totally in LOVE with her!
I knew when I saw her that I wanted to have her on a stage, singing with a spotlight effect. I did one of these challenges a couple of years ago for Make It Crafty and decided it was time to challenge myself again. I first stamped her and then drew in the spotlight area with pencil lines. Next I came in a made a half circle and background lines for the stage. I colored her skin using E51, E21, E11, E13, and E04.

To color the stage I used E41, E42, E43, and E44. I just drew in random lines and softened them with the lighter colors. Then I added the black shadows to her hair using Black 100.

Skin: E51, E21, E11, E13, E04
Hair: Black, BG18, BG13, BG11
Purple: V12, V15, V17, V09
Teal Shirt: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Black Skirt/Boots: C3, C5, C7, C9
Stage: E41, E42, E43, E44
Stardust Stickles (bow, shirt, boots)
Glossy Accents (guitar & skirt) 

After coloring the image, I came in with Black, C9, C7, C6, and C5 to darken the areas outside the spotlight. For the lighter area at the top I drew in light streaks with C1, C2, and C3. 

To complete the look, I added Stardust Stickles to her bow, shirt, and boots. The purple areas on the guitar and her black skirt got a coat of Glossy Accents to make them shiny. I added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker to the purple cardstock and the light spotlight area.

It looks like Rockstar Anya 2 is sold out in The Greeting Farm Store. I had a feeling she would go quickly. You can purchase her from one of TGF's Distributors. I noticed she is currently available at MarkerPop HERE!

Have an awesome, rocking week!

Monday, March 19, 2018

C.C. Designs: FROGGIE

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all survived Monday with flying colors. It was a bit of a rough adjustment for us coming off of Spring Break, where there were no alarms, and sleeping in became the regular. I'm not going to lie....I pressed the snooze button a few times, LOL!

While the kiddo was at school, I got to play a little and make this card featuring a new stamp set from C.C. Designs called FROGGIES. It also has a coordinating Froggies Outline Die. I LOVE these frogs and the other stamps in this set! I've been playing more with my Distress Oxide Inks. This time I used Tim Holtz Watercolor paper. I rubbed two different colors on the paper and used a wet paintbrush to splatter water on top. Then I blotted with a paper towel. I thought it would make for some awesome frogs!

I did the same with some blue Distress Inks to create water. I used regular Distress Ink mixed with the oxides and you can see it just lightened some areas, but didn't leave the prominent "white" areas. I left it though because I felt it added to the "water" feel. This die from C.C. Designs is not in the store anymore, but it's still one of my faves.

I raised the white panel on pop-dots so it had more dimension. The sentiment was cut out using the Banners Accessories Die, and then took a Copic marker to make a green border.  Lastly I added Nuvo drops to finish it off.

You can purchase the entire March Release in the store at a discounted amount if you have to collect them all (like me, LOL). 

Have an awesome week! I'll be sharing some GOOD NEWS soon on April 1st that I'm really excited about so I hope you check back here to find out what it is. :)


Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: ENJOY

Happy Monday everyone! We are back with more Stamp Features of the New Release from The Greeting Farm. Today we are showcasing a set called ENJOY featuring some cute, adorable bunnies!! This set also has a Coordinating Die Set available for purchase HERE

I love this set! It's perfect for Easter or even a lovey dovey card since it has boy and girl bunnies. I think it's a really versatile set. I used dies from several different companies to create this card. The frame is from My Favorite Things. The grass is from C.C. Designs. The stitched hillside is from Poppy Dies. The sentiment was cut out using C.C. Designs Banner Accessories Die.

Bunnies: C2, C3, C5, C6
Ears: R01, R20
Pink Heart: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Teal Bowtie: BG11, BG13, BG18
Carrot: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
To finish it off, I added glitter enamel dots from C.C. Designs. The cloud paper is from Doodlebug Designs, and the yellow wood grain paper is from Jillibean.

You can check out more inspiration from my fellow DT sisters on The Greeting Farm Blog. Be sure to head to the Store and snatch up your faves because they are selling out quickly!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: FAIRY HAPPY + FAIRY GARDEN

Happy Friday everyone! The Greeting Farm released 4 new stamps on the 15th. This month we took you to the land of fairies with Fairy Happy and Fairy Garden. And who could pass up cute, adorable bunnies from the Enjoy set. Then of course, you gotta be able to rock out from time-to-time with the fabulous Rockstar Anya 2. All of the new stamps are perfect for your cards, journals/planners, gift packages, and scrapbook layouts. 

Don't forget to hop along on our TGF BLOG HOP for a chance to take home all 4 sets!! It's a short hop so come join us!

Today, the DT Leaders at The Greeting Farm are showcasing two coordinating stamp sets called Fairy Happy and Fairy Garden.
I LOVE these two sets!! When I saw them I knew I wanted to create a scene featuring a fairy wonderland! I looked at the fairy garden and figured I could stamp it multiple times and cut out various pieces to create my fairy village. It was some work, but in the end it turned out to be one of my favorite cards ever!

There were a lot of Copics used so I'm not going to list them all. If you have any questions on certain colors just ask and I'll let you know. They are pretty much my go-to Copic colors so you can always scroll through my blog to see my usual color combos. Some of the fairies and elements are raised on foam tape for added dimension. To make the clouds, I die-cut a cloud border from a Lawn Fawn die and then used chalk along the edges. The great thing about chalk is that it's more forgiving and you can always erase clouds that look funky and just go over that area again. Easy Peasy!

All of the new stamps are available for purchase HERE. I know you'll have fun with these two sets too!


C.C. Designs March Release NOW available!

Happy Thursday!! It's official, the MARCH RELEASE from C.C. Designs is NOW available for purchase, Woo Hoo!! This release is so much fun! There are cute froggies, an adorable gnome, and of course some fabulous characters ready to chow down on some delicious cupcakes!
My card today features all the FROGGIES!! I played around with some alcohol ink and Yupo Paper. What is Yupo Paper you ask? It's a synthetic, tree-free paper that is non-absorbent. It resists buckling with wet media. Because it's non-absorbent, alcohol ink (mixed with some alcohol) spreads across it like water in a stream. If you spritz or add drops of alcohol to the ink on the paper, it causes the ink to disperse or spread. It's pretty cool stuff. The only thing is that you have to let it dry for a while and then seal it (Krylon UV Resistant Clear Spray) so the ink doesn't rub off. It's definitely not something to do for a last minute project, LOL! Check out YouTube for more tips, tricks and inspiration!
 I used the above green paper to make my froggies! And then I decided to do an alcohol/yupo background for the water. I used the Banners Accessories Die to cut out the sentiment. The sentiment and the bottom frogs are raised on foam tape.

C.C. Designs Supply List:
Froggie Clear Stamp Set
Froggie Outline Die
Scalloped Square Metal Die
Square Metal Die
Banners Accessories Metal Die
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Blog to see the New Release Showcase Video and the list of winners from our Facebook Games and Blog Commenting.


It's the 15th of the month so you know what that means....a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge! The rules are still the same, and we have 4 prizes up for grabs!
Here is the breakdown:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

Isn't that fantastic! If that's not motivation to enter then we don't know what is! Can't wait to see your creations using I Am Roses Flowers! First, here are the Rules:

Here are the Details/Rules
  • Contest runs MARCH 15th - APRIL 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “MAR IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th
Today's card features some adorable fairies from LOVE CYNTHIA. This set is called Fairy Dust. I LOVE her stamps and feel they work perfectly with the gorgeous flowers from I Am Roses. The decorative paper is from Doodlebug Designs So Punny 6x6 Paper Pad.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Purple Hair: Black, V17, V15
Teal Hair: Black, BG18, BG11
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
Yellow: Y02, Y15, Y21, YR23
Wings: BG10
Stardust Stickles

These are the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers on my card. Check out these beautiful mixed three-tone roses...LOVE them!!

I've entered this into Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge this week which is: EASTER/SPRING Inspiration!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018


It’s the 15th, and that means the new MARCH Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we took you to the land of fairies with Fairy Happy and Fairy Garden. And who could pass up cute, adorable bunnies from the Enjoy set. Then of course, you gotta be able to rock out from time-to-time with the fabulous Rockstar Anya 2. All of the new stamps are perfect for your cards, journals/planners, gift packages, and scrapbook layouts. 

To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Pretty awesome! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop.

You have until Sunday, March 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner next week.

 TGF Design Team:








Don’t forget you must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's a short hop so it's definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps now along with their coordinating dies HERE.
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our DT Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

C.C. Designs March Release Preview Day 2: GNOMEY

 Today, is Day 2 of Previews for the MARCH RELEASE at C.C. Designs! This release features 3 new stamps sets along with some fabulous new dies. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday evening at 7pm CST/8pm EST. Want a chance to win some FREEBIES? Head to the C.C. Designs Blog and Customer Facebook Page to find out how!

The set being showcased today is called GNOMEY. I have a thing for gnomes so I totally LOVE this set!! It will have coordinating DIES available for purchase so you don't have to fussy cut your images. I also used a new die set called GARDEN. It comes with grass, clouds, flower, flower pot, etc. to create an adorable scene.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Hair: C3, C5
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Blue: B23, B24, B29
Green: G21, G24, G28
Mushroom Stem: E42, E43, E44
Watering Can: C2, C3, C5
Flower: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, Y02, Y15, YR23

I used the new Garden Die for the grass and the flower pot. The sentiment is from the Gnomey set. The snowcapped mountains were made using a Lawn Fawn Die. The tree was cut free hand from patterned wood paper.

Don't forget to comment on the C.C. Designs Blog and Facebook Page for a chance at winning stamps from the New Release. There are currently two Preview Day posts to look for. 

Have an awesome week!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Greeting Farm Faith Stamp Feature: Grateful Heart + His Love

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your weekend is going great so far. Today, I'm showcasing a couple of Faith Stamps from The Greeting Farm. I love the set Grateful Heart that was released at the end of February so I decided to make another card with it. This time I combined it with a sentiment from the His Love set. These amazing sets are so versatile and can be used for Bible Journaling, planners, cards, bookmarks, and scrapbook layouts.
For this card I went old school and used a technique I learned years and years ago. You stamp your image on white cardstock with Versamark Watermark Ink, and then rub chalk over the image. The areas with the Versamark Ink show up darker while the rest is lighter. It's a great way to also add color to your bible pages without ink transferring through to the other side. LOVE IT!
  I used the sentiment "Love like Jesus" from the His Love set. The sentiment stacks vertically, but I wanted it in a straight line so I used post-it notes to cover up certain words and stamped each word individually.

  Lastly, I added enamel dots and raised the sentiment panel on pop-dots.

Head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your Grateful Heart and His Love sets! You are going to LOVE them!!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sassy Cheryl's MARCH Release: Take A Chance

  Happy Sunday everyone! Sassy Cheryl released 4 NEW digital illustrations for March, and they are all NOW available for purchase in the Sassy Cheryl's Illustrations Store!! You can purchase today's featured digi for $1.00 off using the code CHANCE. But hurry because the discount is only available from now until 9am EST tomorrow.
This beautiful image is called Take A Chance, and I absolutely love her! She's very versatile and can be used for so many different occasions. I printed her out on Copic Xpress It Blending Card, and colored her with Copic markers.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, R13, E15
Hair: C2, C7, Black
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Teal: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Black: C3, C5, C7, Black
White: C2, C3, C5, Colorless Blender
Luggage Stickers: R24, R27, R29, B93, B95, B97, Y15, YR21, YR23
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
I decided to try something new and make a watercolor background using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used different colors and just scribbled on some watercolor paper. Then I came in with a water brush and spread the ink around. It was pretty quick and simple....and I LOVE it!
The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas Rainbows and Sunshine Stamp Set. I felt it was a great reminder, not only for me, but for so many right now. Don't let anyone rain on your dreams!

Be sure to head over to Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood Facebook Group to see more creations from my fellow DT sisters using this image.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I Am Roses + Conie Fong's Susie Sunshine

Today I'm showcasing the beautiful paper flowers from I Am Roses with this gorgeous girl from Conie Fong called Susie Sunshine. I love all of Conie's digital stamps, and they pair up wonderfully with IAR Flowers!

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E21, E04
Hair: C2, C7, Black
Eyes: E42, E44, E47
Lips: R22, R24
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Teal: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
White: C3, C5, Colorless Blender

My decorative papers are from Doodlebug Design Cream and Sugar 6x6 Paper Pad. The oval shapes and the word LOVE were cut out using C.C. Designs Dies.The white enamel dots are also from C.C. Designs. These are the beautiful I Am Roses flowers on my card:

R43-00 Mixed Pink Color Paper Roses
L0-1 Small Green Leaves

Now, don't forget to come play along with us on the IAR Challenge Blog using flowers from the IAR STORE (just click on the challenge link on their side bar to get to the current challenge). You have until MARCH 8th to link up your project, but remember you must use at least 2 items from I Am Roses. There are 4 prizes to be won so I hope you join us!!


I Am Roses Give-Away WINNERS!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm back today to announce the WINNER from my I Am Roses Blog Give-Away for all of these gorgeous paper flowers!! 
So without further ado, the random winner is:
Kim Glasgow said...Hi Rosie, I have been a long time follower of your blog. We do not do anything for Valentines day. Although this year I did get 4 chocolate covered strawberries because I had surgery on Monday and am struggling with some pain issues, so my hubby and son felt bad for me and picked them up as they are my favorite treat! They are also on my no eat list, so it was a very special treat for me!!!
 Congratulations KIM!! Please email me your mailing address (, and I Am Roses will get these gorgeous flowers in the mail to you!

I also have two runner ups for a smaller package of flowers coming directly from me:
Please email me your mailing addresses also.
Thank you to all who played along! I'll be having more give-aways on my Instagram (@rosemaryscreations) so please follow me there and stay tuned!
Have an awesome Wednesday!
Rosie :)

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Greeting Farm Faith Release: GRATEFUL HEART

Happy Monday everyone! We have a new Faith Stamp Release today at The Greeting Farm! I can't tell you how much I love these stamp sets! They are so versatile and can be used for Bible Journaling, cards, bookmarks, and scrapbook layouts or planners.
This year, we are releasing one stamp set a month! And to top it all off, The Greeting Farm has a new, improved, and mobile-friendly Store!! It's a brand new site so be sure to register again and update your password so you can stay up-to-date on everything coming your way! 
Today's set is called GRATEFUL HEART, and it is gorgeous! I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to create a wreath with the floral elements. I drew a circle lightly with pencil, and then I started to build it. I first gold-embossed the sentiment. Next, I added the largest rose in each corner and then the two smaller roses. After I embossed the flowers, I stamped the smaller rose twice on post-it note paper and cut them out so I could mask them before adding the vine part. Finally, I pulled out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and watercolored the roses and leaves with a waterbrush.
I kept my card clean and simple so the focus was on the image.
Head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your Grateful Heart set! You are going to LOVE it!!