Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Three from The Greeting Farm

Are you as enamored as I am by the sweet images from The Greeting Farm?? I recently ordered some of their stamps and made these three projects.

First up is this 3x6 long card using Lemon Tart and white card stock from Papertrey Ink and Basic Black from Stampin Up. I used the cute Panda Friends set that is actually on clearance sale right now. I colored the image with grey, red and black Prismacolor markers and embossed around it with my rectangle nestability. I punched the little hearts and tied the Papertrey Swiss Dots satin ribbon around the bottom.

Stamps: Panda Friends: The Greeting Farm
Paper: White, Lemon Tart: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx black Versafine
Accessories: True black dotted swiss ribbon: PTI, rectangle nestability, small heart punch, Prismacolor markers.

My son was in the Army for many years so I'm partial to all military stamps. This Army Ian was just up my alley. I put him on the cover of a coaster photo album and will add pictures of my son when he was in the service (I just need to find them as it was pre-digital camera time and the photos must be tucked somewhere neatly away!!! LOL!!!). I used extra big 1 1/4" wires to bind it with my Bind It All to give it a tough Army guy look!

I covered 4 additional coasters with green, brown and camouflage designer papers for the inside pages and I sponged all the edges. I made the 'dog tag' using the key tag punch and big eyelets - both from Stampin Up. The piece of map is designer paper called Road Map by Paper Pizazz that I got at JoAnn's. I crumpled it up, distressed the edges and sponged it with Chocolate Chip and So Saffron inks.

Stamps: Army Ian: The Greeting Farm
Paper: White: PTI, Medium Weight Coasters, DP: road map: Paper Pizazz, Camouflage unknown.
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron: SU, Colorbox Silver pigment
Accessories: Bind it All, Prismacolor markers, copics, sponge, Twill - Vintage cream, ripe avocado, dark chocolate - PTI, Key tag punch, large eyelet - SU, Cropadile, scotch quick dry adhesive, rope: SU

And my third project is a 5x5 card using this cute digital Geisha girl Anya (no longer listed on The Greeting farm site). I colored her with Prismacolor markers to match this great designer paper called Sumi that I got at Michaels on sale recently. I used a piece of fiber that came off a floral bouquet that I had saved (you never know when you'll need something like this!! - I hadn't needed if for a whole year but this day it was perfect! LOL!!) I also added the metal coin to the bottom corner. I cut the flower out of a 2nd image, colored it and popped it up on foam dimensionals. The ovals are nestabilities.

Stamps: Digi image - Geisha Anya
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Choc Chip: SU, DP: Sumi Made in Thailand
Accessories: copics, prismacolor markers, oval nestabilities, net fiber recycled, Asian coin, glue dots, foam dimensionals.
As you are reading this - I am hopefully snow shoeing up at DH's brother's home in VT! I have preposted this entry and hopefully it posts on Wed! And you can bet I'm suffering from withdrawal because I'm not stamping!!

Thanks so much for coming by today!


Bunny B said...

Cool cards!! And I agree. The Greeting Farm does have cute stamps!

~amy~ said...

SWEET Julia....I made my 1st TGF card :) LOVE all yours...hope that you're having fun!

MakiJo said...

Oh Julia, they are sooo adorable!! I especially love the Geisha Anya! Great coloring, too!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, your mojo is smoking! Fabulous projects!!

Anonymous said...

You are one busy lady!! I love all of these creations!! They are so so cute!! :) The little book is my fav!! TFS!

One4Joy said...

wow,wow, Julia! What three unique projects. I totally agree with you and the friends sentiment!

I also feel your pain, trying to find pre-digital photos!
Just went throught some old photo albums this week looking for memories for a little memory thing I was doing!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

You've been BUSY!! Check out these great projects!! I especially love that journal. Very cool.

dpkennedy said...

Wow Julia, these are all so nice! I love the long card and the embossing around the cute pandas! The army book is super cute! Adorable image and I love the big coil on it! And the geisha is just too sweet! Love the addition of the coin-great stuff!

JulieA said...

wowzers! You've been busy. I love all three of these. The first one is soooooo cute, the second is a great project (totally cool!) and the third is very sweet. Gorgeous!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Julia im loving these creations!! totally cute!! have a lovely weekend :) ♥

Anonymous said...

Julia, I love everyone one of these and yes I "heart" The Greeting Farm too. Love those little pandas. Diane/Lost in the 60's/Planted in Joy

Bev said...

These are stunning Julia, I especially love the second project - way too cute x

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia, you have been a busy girl...I love all your projects!!! The pandas are sooo the colors and the long card design!!! The photo album is the sweet little image and all the cool *guy* details!!! The Geisha card is soooo the image, coloring, paper, fiber, coins...everything is spectacular!!!!