Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rock the Farm

On Monday, I received 2 brand new unreleased sets from The Greeting Farm. Oh boy was I excited!! Now I know what Design Team members must feel like when they receive their sets. I just couldn't wait to ink those babies up! I had a ton of housework and errands to do, but I managed to implement my "Five minutes here and there" technique throughout the day and got a couple of cards completed.

This first card was inspired by my much loved and hoarded Chatterbox patterned paper. I took the colors from the design and incorporated it onto Anya. I was thrilled to see that my very limited set of Copics matched perfectly! I tried some new paper recommended by the ever Fabulous Gabby (Faieemom). It's Wasau Cardstock and I got it at Target. It's similar to the Georgia Pacific cardstock, but it blends the Copic markers really, really nicely. I have to apologize for the terrible lighting. By the time I was done, it was dark out due to an Ice storm we had. And I have HORRIBLE lighting in my craft room. Heck, in my entire house. My lovely hubby bought me an Ott light lamp for Christmas but I took it back because I felt so guilty about the money he spent on it. I should have kept it! I'm hoping to get something soon. I feel like I am working in a cave!

This second card I had a difficult time designing. I just love the Top Note Die but it's so big it kind of takes up the entire card. I love sewing on my cards. I would do it to each and every one if I could. I used my new Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. I love those little delicate butterflies. After I colored in Anya, I cut her out and pop dotted her up on the card. I wanted to outline her with my Gray Copic, but wouldn't you know it, it was running out of ink!! This is such my luck. Every time I get into a card making groove I run out of something important.

I have another card to share but it's not completely finished yet. The girls are home from school today due to the weather so I'm not sure how much I can get done. Thanks for looking and have a great day!


  1. OMgosh Susan, these are amazing! You are a phenomenal color-er! You should send these in to a publication!

  2. These cards are so amazing you really do a fine job with detail and your coloring. I am jealous;)

  3. these are beautiful!! you give good coloring!!!>"<

  4. Susan these are way too cute! I love how you color and coordinate images and pattern paper...wonderful!


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