Wednesday, January 07, 2015

New Year new Project Life Album

Hello there!  I'm here in my craft room and decided to take a break (more like procrastinate).  I am contemplating on how I will approach this year's Project Life.  2012 (which has yet to be completed and yes, I still want to complete it especially since that was Fuji's first year) was in a 12x12 format.  2013 was in a Snap Album 6x8 format and I've pretty much completed it with a few exceptions of embellies and a few journaling but for the most part, it's pretty much done.  2014, well, I've stopped once we had the flood and then couldn't completely get back into it since we left for Europe.  So I definitely want to complete last years which was in a 12x12 format!  Last year, I decided not to do a Dec Daily, I love it but to be honest, we have no kids and there really isn't a bunch of traditions I do for it to be worth it.  Altho, I'm thinking of holding an Ugly Sweater party and maybe start my Cookie Exchange again...but we'll have to see.  Dec is always so busy for me and everyone else!  Anyhow, I digress...  I've noticed when it's in a smaller format, it's so much easier for me to complete, however I love adding so much more (that could be my problem!) and more journaling...  Plus, I had to use two 6x8 binders for 2013 and I really want to stick to just one album.  Studio Calico is coming out with a 9x12 which I'm really interested in however, they haven't come out with it yet, AND I have all the inserts for the 12x12 and 6x8...what shall I do? Ugh!  

I guess I should go back to cleaning and organizing this room and figure it out while I look through all my junk...LOL!  Anyone out there have any suggestions/tips/recommendations?  I would love to hear from you and see your Project Life.

Here are some of my Project Life spread throughout the years if you need any ideas or just want to see (yes, I've posted these before but wanted to have it on one post  so you can look at now.)

2012:





2013:



2014:


As always, thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Craft room reorg and purge...

Happy New Year everyone!!!  I say every year, but I seriously cannot believe another year has come and gone!  We are now in 2015!  Wowzer!  Today I am trying really hard to purge and reorganize my craft space and I hope that what I don't need YOU may need/want!  Please make sure to follow me on Instagram:  islandergirlshop  I will be listing a bunch of items!  Thanks and hope everyone's New Year is great so far!  Aloha!

Monday, December 08, 2014

It's Your Day - Make a Cut Monday

Hello!  I know I’ve said in my last post that I wont’ be posting any CC's until next year…but I made a card using the cute boy from Winter Wishes’ Winter Greetings set, along with his coordinating cutout.  This card as well with all my other cards is simple and the funny thing is, I didn’t realize the sequins I put were flowers…hahaha!  This card was created for my friend’s son who celebrated his 5th bday.  Hope he’s like any other guy who doesn’t pay attention to stuff like that…haha!  Anyhow, thanks for stopping by!  If you haven’t tried the CC’s, why not?  They’re a huge time saver!  LOL!  (^_~)  You can purchase this particular stamp here and the CC’s here.  Have an awesome week!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Make a Cut Monday with Blush!

Hi All!  It's another Make a Cut Monday at The Greeting Farm!  Today we released three of the Blush characters - Babette, Bettie and Bonnie.  I decided to make a Christmas card using Blush Babette...  Hope you like it and get inspired to make something using these stamps and coordinating cutouts!



Thanks for stopping by!  You can purchase these cut files here, here and here.  And just an FYI, we will be taking Dec off so this will be the last coordinating cutout for the year.  We'll be back to have more avail in the new year, so stay tune! Have a great CHRISTmas and New Year!  Be safe and God Bless!

Monday, November 17, 2014

TGF Make a Cut Monday

E'llo!  Its Make a Cut Monday at The Greeting Farm!  Today we released Frou Frou's Birthday, Fabulous and Sweet coordinating cutouts.  I decided to use these stamps and cutouts for more bookmarks because they're huge stamps and since I have to do test cuts, I thought why not use them for bookmarks? LOL!  I bought more books while I was in the UK and I ran out of the bookmarks so these were the perfect size without having to mount them onto a traditional bookmark format.  I just colored them and use them as is.  Sometimes that's just enough!  I will be making cards and projects with them in the future, but since I literally just got back from the UK, I really didn't have much time.  Hope you like them and decide to buy the stamps and the coordinating cutouts for your next projects!  You can purchase the coordinating cuouts here, here and here



Have a great week!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's Make a Cut Monday!

Hello!  It's another Make a Cut Monday!  Today The Greeting Farm released Winter Greeting and Winter Kindness coordinating cutouts!  Don't you think these bundled up kids are adorable?!?! I decided to create some bookmarks because I don't know about you but I tend to read more than one book at a time.  And yes, I still love reading out of an actual book!  If it's super late at night, I switch over to my iPad so I don't need the lamp on and disturb the hubby.  (^_^)  Anyhow, I pretty much kept all the bookmarks uniformed since I created four and time is valuable for me, I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about! (^_^)

Here are my bookmarks:






As always thanks for stopping by!  You can purchase the Winter Greetings and Winter Kindness stamps here and here.  And you can purchase their coordinating cutouts here and here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TGF Release and a Blog Hop!

Hey there!  Today The Greeting Farm is releasing three new stamps, each were exclusive stamps that are now available to you!  Woohoo!  Party Props Anya was part of the Insta Fun kit, Puppy Love was from the Super Secret Stamp Club (SSSC) number 7 and the super cute Totes Anya was included in our Grab Bag limited time offer this summer.  Now you can get your crafty little hands on these super adorable stamps!  Yeay for you!  (^_^)

To celebrate today's release Rosie, Joni and I created some cards to inspire you using the stamps...here are my cards:

For this card, I wanted to created that photo booth feel and even though it's simple...I think it hit the mark.



I initially wanted to create a bookmark using the Puppy Love but thought I'd make this as a card for my dh since I always have such a hard time coming up with masculine cards...


For my Totes Anya card, I wanted to include a gift card since it looks like she's shopping!  So I decided to keep it simple.  I used the new die from Ellen Hutson where you could hide a gift card underneath it.  I thought that was pretty clever!  Too bad I had to open it up so you could see how it works and why I chose to make it really simple.  I will definitely be recreating this card for my niece's bday next month .






Thanks for stopping by, please visit Rosie, Joni and The Greeting Farm blog, and leave a comment on each blog, one lucky person will win all three of these super adorable stamps!  You have until 11 PM CST!  Good luck!