Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life As It Comes

Today I want to share the shirts my siblings and I have created in memory of my grandfather.  It happened very sudden and it's sad to see him go, but, on a brighter side he's at a much happier place than here.  We designed it and silk screened the shirts in time for the viewing and funeral for all the grandchildren to show some love for our dear loss.  It was suppose to be a secret from the adults but I guess a lil excitement kept it from being a secret.  My parents both wanted one when it was suppose to be only grandkids...but how can you say NO when they really want to be apart of something special like this =)

I bet grandpa would be proud knowing of what we did.  I was touched by family and friends near and far that extended their support as well as their condolences.  It is really the tough times that shows the strong bond that loved ones have for one another that prevails in the biggest obstacles that comes our way.  I know that and have learned to value the moments that we can never replicate throughout time and to always be prepared for the unexpected because time will not wait as Life Comes in whatever form it may be.  I hope it doesn't dampen your mood but instead inspires you to celebrate life which is truly a gift to live and experience life fully with those that surrounds you.  I also included a beautiful sympathy card that was given to me and the stamp happened to be TGF as well.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a nice day!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hello Everyone! It's me again. I was recently given a very shadow wooden box frame, so I decided to put it use. I decided to use my Little Dreamer TGF stamp. I know I used the girl for a card, and now I wanted to use both girl and boy. It was fun to create yet giving that fun challenge at the same time. I hope you all enjoy this little wooden shadow box frame of joy as much as I do!

Here is a closer view of The Little Dreamer set-3D.  

Dream Big!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Geisha Anya

Above is a card I made using Geisha Anya from TGF for a friend's birthday.  It was so fun using this image and making the cherry blossom theme.  The designer paper are actually washi paper from Hanko's (I have to confess, the washi paper is so pretty and limited that I was hesitant to use it for a very long time...but when its not used it is never appreciated entirely right?).  I also incorporated cherry blossom ribbon and embossed it on the white spellbinder background. Geisha Anya's hair has cherry blossom punches that I have punched out (also from Hanko's) and added a flower gem to give it some dimensions.  The scallop punch on the edge of the card is from the recollections line at Micheal's.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for some more awesome shares!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hello Everyone!
Well, I just couldn't help it, but return to my love of easel post-its. I made two for two good friends of mine, who have two very different personalities, hence, the two difference kind of easels. I used The Greeting Farm Rockstar Anya and Sweet Anya.

Rockstar Anya & Sweet Anya


Monday, April 18, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC77

TGF is sponsoring the current challenge at The Play Date Cafe, so I decided to be up for the challenge! A $25 Gift Certificate to spend at The Greeting Farm is up for grabs! There's still time to play, but you must hurry... the challenge ends on Tuesday at 11:59 pm Eastern!

I decided to spice up the challenge by doing a fold card that I was inspired by Leanne with her Surfer Anya's too cute to not try it.  She is on the Designer Team of TGF if you want to follow her awesome work that never fails =D  It was fun doing this challenge as well as trying new layouts for my card.  I used WS- Bree since I haven't used her yet and was perfect for my thank you card to use when it comes time to.

Close up of Bree and Thank You message

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thank You Card


I wanted to thank someone for doing something outside of their call of duty and decided to use this card that I made in a workshop and never finished. I decided to use Spotlight Anya and used stampin up punches for the scallop and oval and wrote in "Thank You" that is different from the original card layout. Turned out fine just in time for me so pretty happy about it. Hope it continues to get your creative juices going!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

***Dream BIG***

Hello Fellow Crafters,
I recently made this card for a dear friend of mine, who I love so much! I used The Greeting Farm Little Dreamer set stamp for the shooting star, little girl, and "Great Things Will Happen" greeting. This card was a lot of fun, and it came out better than I had hope for, so yes, dreams do come true!!!

This is a picture of the card sitting up

Here is the card lying flat.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Picture Perfect Family


I have a very awesome art wall picture frame to share with you guys today!  I loved how it came out and was very hesitant to give it  I made this as a gift to thank my uncles family for all they have done for me.  Thus, the frame depicts his family made from TGF stamps and designer paper to create the scenery.  The stamp sets I used are below:

The Wishing Tree
My House
The Signature Set
New Parents
Flirty Anya
Teacher Anya

I altered the mom with Flirty Anya's body and Teacher Anya's head.  I also filled in the rest of her hair with a copic pen.  I used the signature set for their daughters and deleted some parts and masked the outfit to make it more of a dress then themes of alice in wonderland and dorothy from wizard of oz.  The cute cherry blossoms are punches from Hanko's that I got from the "Original Stamp in the Hand" convention in Carson. The sun and family name was made up of stampin up punches to finish it off.  I took the picture below without the frame to avoid glares from the flash.  The size of it is 8.5x11 so pretty much a regular paper size.  Let me know if you have any questions on making something similar...and I would love to see it as well! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Peronalized Names

Hello Fellow Crafters,
It had been since I last made any wooden letters, so I thought I would give it a go, but this time, using small letters instead of the capital letters that I normally used. The small letters were a challenge, due to all the curves in the letters. However, nevertheless, tons of fun and rewarding at the end. For the names, I used a TGF digital image, and shrunk it to size to fit with the letters. For Kathy's name, I used Japanese themed cardstock. For my own, I used a variety of girly themed cardstock.

Thanks for taking a peek and hope you are inspired!