Inspire Me Monday – Loosen Up

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have a new Power Poppy post to share with you all. I usually use the Inspire Me Monday posts to stretch my creativity and push myself to try new styles. This time I went with a loosen up theme.

I tend to paint with my watercolours in a very controlled way to accomplish a floral look full of very controlled layers, I find it very hard to just throw colours around. So that is exactly what I did this month, I used 2 quill brushes for the entire piece, and reached for a stamp I have coloured multiple times before to have a little bit of comfort, so here is this version of Sunflower Power.

I started by throwing some yellow, green and blue into the background and over the image, then I went in to start working out the stems and leaves with more layers of greens, adding pinks and purples to the petals. Then finishing off the center with a granulating brown (Hematite Violet Genuine). I am very happy with how this one came out, I want to try this one again and see how far I can push it till the piece feels over worked.

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Simon Says Stamp – Sunny Days Ahead

Hey all! Today I am back to share some of the new release from Simon Says Stamp with you!

I got the joy of playing with the Outline Mum Die, I love how it has a big cut out for the background and then a thin one for the letters themselves. The dies cut awesome I had zero issues.

I pulled out the Be Kind and Tiny words sets to help compliment the die. Then I coloured everything up with my Karin Brushmarker Pros. This was my first play with them. So far I think I love them but I should probably do a couple more projects before I say that 100%.

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Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead (Whole collection) –

Simon Says Stamp Outline Mum Die –

Simon Says Stamp Be Kind –

Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words –

Distress Ink Antique Linen –

Karin BrushMarker Pro 60 –

Karin BrushMarker Pro 26 –


Hey everyone! Welcome to the #SpreadJoyNotGerms blog hop, I am sharing some great The Greeting Farm stamp sets with you all today!

I used 3 of the floral stamp sets Grateful for you, With Love and the sentiment came from Be Kind. Watercolours from Prima and some white gouache from my stash.

So for the good stuff, there are 31 sponsors for this fun hop! Prizes will be selected from all the blog comments. Deadline for comments is April 24, 2020 and the prizes will be announced on April 27 on Catherine Poolers and Alexandria’s blogs . You can also find all the hop details on Catherine Poolers blog as well, find that here.

You can find the next person in the hop here!

If you get lost during the hop you can go back to the Catherine Pooler’s blog and get back on track!

The Greeting Farm – April 2020 Blog hop

It’s the 15th of the month and the APRIL 2020 RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set is called BOBA ANYA and features a gorgeous girl with her delicious boba tea! Next, we introduced you to some some beautiful fairies and flowers in the set called BE KIND. Lastly, we showcased an adorable couple in the set called FOREVER WITH YOU. 

In addition to our clear stamps, Marie has also been busy creating an amazing digital release!

To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home the Clear Stamp Release (3 stamp sets)! You have until APRIL 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer’s Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.
**NOTE: Please use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won’t be able to verify that it’s you). Thank you!

I am dealing with an arm injury right now, so I do not have a new project for you all. But I do have a video of my colouring of Bobo Anya, of course with everyone home using internet right now, it is slow, and the video has been uploading for 10 hours. I will add it here when it finishes uploading. But until then I will share my fun little card with you all again.

TGF Design Team:

This is a short hop and definitely worth playing along! If you want to grab your faves now, you can purchase the new Clear Stamps and Digis HERE. We will have more cards featuring the new Clear Stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting April 16th so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 

The Greeting Farm – April 2020 Preview Day 1

Hey everyone! Welcome to day 1 of previews for The Greeting Farm.

Today we are kicking things off with Bobo Anya, she is an adorable full size Anya, I love her little buns ever so much!
I coloured her up with my copic markers and added her on a splashy watercolours background with a little pattern paper in behind that. Yup I am back on this use up my patterned paper thing!

Thanks for stopping by,

United We Craft

Hey everyone. Welcome to the United we Craft Blog Party! I hope everyone is doing well in their social distancing, quarantining or work. Whatever it is you are doing right now.

I know my world has been full of work. Where I am, most businesses are closed or doing curbside pick ups. I have worked in construction for over a decade, thus far I am still working full time and then some.

But! Crafting is still my way to relax after work. And I love sharing projects with you all! So while I haven’t been able to take any extra crafty pictures, or things. I will share some of those with you all this weekend. I do have a fun card to share for this blog party!!

I had so much fun watercolouring up this set of leaves in two different colour ways, then adding them to a tone grey piece of paper where I used Distress Oxides to stencil on a circle.

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Simon Says Stamp – Be Kind – (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen – (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Stormy Sky – (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Milled Lavender – (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters – (SSS)
May Arts Natural Twine – (SSS)
Strathmore Toned Gray Paper – (SSS)