Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Anniversay Unity.. FWF Hop

What a fantastic week!! Unity celebrating 2 years!!! there was lots of fun things happening this week with games, chit chat and challenges every day. Hip Hops every day with the best projects from the Unity Design Team and Friends!! So loving those new Cosmo Cricket stamps!!!
Now it is Friday and we all get to join in the fun and Hop around to see what great creations all the Unity Friends with Flair have made.
I wanted to do the challenges that were going on all week. So for my cards today I give you the Unity Anniversary challenges 1-4.

Joy, Bliss


Sweet Pea

Embrace Each Moment

Now time to go and Check out the Unity Blog.. Find that Blinky and enjoy!!
Hoping you all have a fantastic weekend.. your next stop on the Hop is Magnolia Grace.

Hugs and Smiles
Angie Xx

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tell Me Your Love Story.. Creative Prompts!!

( second post for today.. TGF Scrapbooking Challenge post below)

This week's Creative Prompt comes from the lovely, Hanneke!

This week,Hanneke and her husband have been married for 14 years and she thought it would be fun to do a love story!! So tell us a love story. It can be anything; your own, your parents, the love for your children or pet or another love story you think is beautiful!!

Here is my layout for this challenge.

p.s i love you

This was taken on our Wedding day.. 22 years ago... look how young we look.. I honestly can't remember the beginning of that day.. it was such a busy time.. and before you knew it we were married and have been together with some ups and downs and have survived this journey for 22 years .. Every day I know who blessed I am for having Roger by my side.

The Details..

Using the swirl flower method.. I made these red felt flowers the white one is Maya Road.

I just love to journal but I love hidden journaling not to take away from the layout. I typed this out on my computer and made a folder tag with it.. It just sits inside the upper part of the layout to be pulled out and read.. This tells a little bit about our story.. Hard to get 22 years on one sheet of paper .. I would need to write a book!! haha
Make sure you go and check out the wonderful creations by the Creative Prompts 4 U Design Team.. and our own Hanneke for such a wonderful challenge.

Now it's your turn!

PRIZE FOR MAY:Our prize this month is a $20.00 (Canadian) gift certificate to your favourite on-line store!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:Use the challenge posted above and link your NEWLY CREATED creation to this post. Please post a DIRECT link to your blog entry and not just your blog.You have until the last day of the month, MAY, to submit your creation based on the challenge.This month's winner will be randomly selected of all the participant entries for the entire month.Good luck!
Hugs and Smiles

The Greeting Farm Scrapbook Challenge Sketch.

The Greeting Farm has a new Scrapbook/ Stamp challenge up!! Using this fantastic Sketch by Jacilynn.

Here is what I made ..

Oh So Thankful For Grandma's Garden

Using 3 different stamps from the SPOTLIGHT kit.. I tell you these stamps can do so much for your layouts and cards!! Love them!! Just check out these DETAILS.

Below see the hidden journaling tag.. with the happy face tag.. I love that it looks great in any colour and you can just pop it in the back of the photo with all you thoughts from that day. I love to focus on the photo and keep my journaling hidden.

Here is the wonderful Sketch by Jacilynn.. you just have to try it!!

Now it is your turn to take the TGF challenge.. .. just

Upload your layout using Jaci's sketch to Tgf Galleria>Scrapbooking>Contests/Challenges>Jacilynn Sketch
You must use TgF Stamps to create your project or layout and submit to the Galleria no later than Tuesday, May 4th, 2010.

One lucky winner will be chosen to WIN the new "Grandparents" 4x6 set! GOOD LUCK and get scrappin'!
Have a fantastic day!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Etsy Inspired.. I finally did it!!

I have wanted to ply with the challenges over on the Etsy Inspired Blog for ages... honestly ages... well today I finally did it!! I was inspired by this wonderful challenge.. you have to check out the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog for details.

Here is my card.. using some Unity.. no big surprise there!! (hehe) But don't you think it is just perfect for the inspiration piece I choose to use!!

Let's Hang Out.

This is the Inspired piece I picked.. love this!

Bee Things on Etsy.. lots of great pieces and lots to inspire you.. go check out the DT for all their creative projects... I think I might become a regular.. Etsy Inspired .... watch Out!! I want to also thank my friend Ashley for always inspiring me!! You are a Rock Star!!
Happy Monday,
Remember to also save the date this weekend.. SSC's first Crop.. details are here.

Feel The Love.. SSC National Scrapbooking WEEKEND On-Line CROP!!

Time To PARTY!! Simply Scrapping Crafts is holding their

very FIRST On- Line Crop this weekend.. Starting Friday APRIL 30TH 8PM EST ..

We have lots of Challenges, Games and Make N' Takes.. There will be a

RAK( random act of kindness.. prize) for almost every challenge or

game... and with every entry you will have a chance at winning an

awesome GRAND PRIZE !!

How cool it that!!





hope to see you there!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Berry Good Life with my Friends with Flair!

Oh I just love Thursdays now.. lots of love in the Unity Forum.. wonderful games and chit chat with my Unity Friends.. Then with all that. comes Friday where I can share some of my Unity .. and can see all the wonderful creations of all the great ladies that I chit chatted with the day before.. Life is good!!

I saw that great sketch that Jimmi had posted and just had to get creative.. with all the talk of gardening, Cosmo, and strawberries.. I had to ink up this set.. Oh why didn't I do this one already!! I love it!!

The set is called Berry Good Life.. Amazing!!
here is my card.. with one of the sentiments.

here is the Hip Hop sketch I used.

I also did this card for one of the challenges over on Simply Scrapping Crafts.. Just love everything Unity!!

I always have time to play with my stamps , but really need to still ink so many up.. I must make a note to self and try a new stamp every week for some challenge or another.. I sometimes forget what I have and then it goes uninked... oh what a shame!! This will have to be my new personal challenge!!

Time to go and Hop over to the Unity Blog to check out all the wonderful participants and their creations.. Shout out to Stephanie Zito (she is also your next on the hop).. you made my night thanks so much!!

Love you girls!!

Have a great and creative weekend!!

Hugs & Smiles


Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Greeting Farm.. Sew Scrappy Challenge...

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday and I hope you are all excited about this wonderful challenge by Jeannette.

She would like for you to use stitching somewhere on your layout also using some of The Greeting Farm stamps.. It can be Machine.. Hand or Faux.. Whateva!!

Here is my layout using the challenge.

The Flip Side!!

I did some hand stitching.. and I must say I just love how it all turned out!!

The Details..

Using the butterfly stamp in the "Spotlight " kit I inked up some white cardstock inking them more that once in the same spot.. getting a strong and faded look. Then with a pair of scissors I cut out these cute clouds, by hand, inked the edges in brown and to give them some height I used foam adhesive.

I also used those wonderful arrow stamps.. I just love this one.. and doesn't it look amazing in the pink ink colour!! LOVE IT!! I got these great Jillibean Soup letters at Scrapfest.. Oh I know I should have gotten more..

Now it is time to go check out the rest of the Design Team..

Angela Sowell
Angie Blom ( this is ME )
Claudette San Pedro
Jacilynn Cox
Jeannette Siciliani

Jessica Diedrich-TGF Creative Coordinator
JoAnn Valderama
Lysa Rohrer
Mag Araldo

Hope everyone is going to have a great day!!

Hugs & Smiles,


Creative Prompts 4U.. is Changing it UP!!

It is time to CHANGE IT UP!! I was so excited to do this challenge .. 1. because it was going to be a fun one.. 2. because my sweet friend Tara Thynne was going to be the Guest Designer this week at CP4U.

I have admired her for such a long time.. I won't tell you how long because then that would show my age.. and we all know I am YOUNG (35 right) haha... I was also very lucky to meet Tara last weekend at Scrapfest in Kitchener. We actually saw each other before they let us in the doors. Like a romance novel our eyes linked from across the room.. gushy eh.. but it actually did.. and we just knew who we were.. and can I tell you now that I have met her I love her even more!! Here is a photo of the two of us on the first night of Scrapfest!

Well enough about me ...

Here is Tara's creative prompt...

Her challenge is for you is to take an embellishment and enhance it to make a new one of a kind addition to your page. You can do this by many means... painting, misting, adding glitter... the sky's the limit!

Here is the layout I did using metal altered embellishments.

TURTLE turtle..

The details.

Using my handy dandy copics I just coloured in the inside of the metal flower. love this look.

For the metal frame I took 4 different fine tip sharpies and did a chicken scratch on the frame , it just give it that kid look to it .. almost like my 4 year old did it.. now don't laugh I really don't colour like a 4 year old... okay you can laugh.. I do it to myself alot! haha

Now just go check out the wonderful creations on the Creative Prompts 4U challenge blog.. Like wow.. some wonderful layouts to check out and the info on what each designer has altered.

Have a great Thursday!!

Hugs & Smiles,


Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Greeting Farm "Spotlight " Release Day!! Woo Hoo

Today is the day!! The Greeting Farm's First Scrapbooking "Spotlight" Kit is being released to shop the store website for sale... woohoo!! We are also having our very First TGF Scrapbooking Challenge!!

It's your turn to be In the SPOTLIGHT now!

Create a layout using TGF stamps only. Upload to TGF Galleria>SB Kit Gallery>Contests/Challenges>SB Debut
You have through Tuesday, April 19th to upload your creation.

ONE WINNER will be chosen from this challenge to WIN their choice of TGF SINGLE (in stock) stamp!

Here is the layout I did using only TGF stamps..from the "Spotlight" kit.

Egg Path

This was our Easter Sunday.. I decided it would be fun to do the hunt for Sydney in the park.. so I hopped outside and made a path of eggs for her to gather.. Of course it was a big hit and she wanted to do it again and again!!

The details.

Using the Arrow stamp I just wanted to accent the already black October Afternoon Paper.. It just give it a little texture.. I am hoping you can see it. I also had to ink up these cute stars and bling them up.. and I love that bracket stamp too.. This kit has so many wonderful polka dotted images.. and I love polka dots!!

Thanks for coming by.. and I can't wait to see all the creations you all come up with.
Go check out The Greeting Farm shop for this amazing Scrapbooking/Stamping "SPOTLIGHT" Kit.

Happy Realease Day Thursday!!
Hugs and Smiles..

Creative Prompts 4U... Get Inspired!!

I just love being a part of this wonderful team of women.. Creative Prompts 4U.. where you will find challenges to get your mojo working.. and some wonderful inspiring layouts or cards from the CP4U Design Team.. This week Ally and Nicole did the challenge.. So go to the Creative Prompts 4U Challenge Blog and check it out!!

Here is the layout I did this week.. Using the colours as my inspiration, I found this paper at Michael's.. it was so perfect.. I was not sure what photo's I was going to use and these were just made for this.. the colours are so wonderful together..I am so happy with how this turned out. Really got the MoJo going in the right way!!

TUBE SLIDE Adventure..

The Details..

Using the Heide Swapp Ghost Flowers I just accented it with some black ink. The swirl Felt flower I made myself , the cream felt flower is Maya Road... on the clear flower is a brown polymer clay flower.. my latest obsession.. I love making my own embellishments.

Some of my Favourite Martha Stewart border punches.. another obsession of mine.. I just want them all.. Makes paper look extraordinary.. I have some more on order and can't wait to get those!!

So go on over to the Creative Prompts 4U Blog.. I believe we are still taking applications for new Design Team members and if this and the others gave you the mojo to create.. CP4U always has a great prize up for grabs.. the only way to win is to participate.. Go Check it OUT!!
Have a great Thursday,
Hugs and Smiles

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Can we all say TGF "SCRAPHOP"!!

( Bonnie's Ippity Hop below)

Hello and WELCOME to our very first TGF "SCRAPHOP"!

We are so excited to be finally rounding the corner on the release of "SPOTLIGHT", The Greeting Farm's first ever full sheet of rubber stamps! These stamps come die cut, and a bit larger to be suitable for your scrapbooking AND cardmaking needs. There is SO much you can do with this kit, and we can't wait to see how YOU create with us when it's released TOMORROW, April 15th in the TGF Store!


What's more? ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive "SPOTLIGHT" as the prize from today's DT "Scraphop" and will be chosen at random. Be sure to finish hopping and then stop back by the TGF Blog to leave a comment letting us know you did!

While you're hanging around the Farm today, be sure to check out the FOUR NEW DIGIS by Marina Neira that are also going to be available tomorrow. The Critter Crew has some SERIOUS cuteness for you today as well...links to their blogs are on the sidebar of the TGF Blog!

For now, let's get this party started, shall we? Here is the official order of the hop:

TGF Blog
Angela Sowell

Angie Blom ( you are here)
Claudette San Pedro (next stop)
Jacilynn Cox
Jeannette Siciliani
JoAnn Valderama
Lysa Rohrer
Mag Araldo
Jessica Diedrich

back to

TGF Blog

Here is my "ScrapHop" Layout

Time to RIDE

These photo's were taken last weekend at my Aunt's house.. she has the best backyard with lots of animals.. You just can't have so many animals and no one to ride them for a bit.. and that is what Sydney decided to do.. Time to Ride .. this wonderful Garden Elephant!!

The Details..

For the banner I used the arrow stamp, love that you can use it for all different elements on your patterned papers. I also used the end of the grid stamps for the title spot as well.. love how that turned out.

For these cone flowers the I used one of the grid stamp.. the dot one.. and cut the cone of the flower out of brown paper and stamped the dots on it .. LOVE THAT!! The flowers are just some Prima folded in half for a cone flower look.. and with a black fine tip marker I did a faux zigzag stitch for the stems.. Using some of the Basic Grey "Indian Summer" papers I rolled the tips .. I love how they had this one pattern that kind of matched the grid stamp perfectly.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to Claudette San Pedro's blog next!

Hope to see you all as well Tomorrow for the Big Release!! I will have more projects for you to check out!

Happy Wednesday...
Hugs and Smiles,

Share Ippity Blog Hop

Time to SHARE YOUR IPPITY projects.. Bonnie Rose is hosting her own Ippity Blog with a list of participants that you will find over on her BLOG..A Life Unrehearsed 2.

Here are some cards I did using some of the newer Ippity sets.

Go check out all the participants/friends .. it is going to be so much FUN!! I can't wait to check out everyone and all the creative inspiration that I am sure to find.. Bonnie is also giving away some BLOG CANDY!!.. Now how exciting is that!!
Happy HOppinG Wednesday!!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Just a reminder about the Share Ippity Blog Hop on this Wednesday, the 14th of April. Check out Bonnie Rose's Blog A Life Unrehearsed 2 on Wednesday 9 am Central for the full list of blog hop participants. Come join us for lots more Ippity inspiration!

It is going to be a fun HOP..with lots of great things to share!
Have a Happy Monday..
Hugs, Angie

Friday, April 9, 2010

FFF... { Farm Fresh Friday }

( Friends with Flair post below)

This is my First Farm Fresh Friday's TGF style!! Our challenge this week is "Spring Cleaning" know, using something you forgot you had, something found or even something you were going to throw away but decided to use it instead.
Well that is exactly what I decided to do.. As a Mother of a Girly Girl we have lots of dress up clothes. Everyday she is putting on and taking off whatever fancy's her that day.. and I have BOA feathers of every colour all over the playroom, black, green, purple, orange and PINK !! Most of the time they get sucked up by the hand vacuum but I decided to keep some of them and this was just the perfect time to use one!!

Here is my FFF layout. Using The Greeting Farm's
" Spotlight "
Scrapbooking/Stamping Kit.

I'm Happiest When I Am Around You.

This is a photo of my daughter Sydney and her kitty's .. Kitty and Oliver if she is sad , worried or just plain unhappy.. all you have to do is give her these fluffy cats and she is the Happiest person!!

Using the Scrappiest Sketch #59 for my layout!

I wanted a simple layout for the stamps that I am featuring for this layout. I was lucky enought that the Scrappiest had the perfect sketch!!

The Details..

Here is my "Spring Cleaning" item...the Boa feather that is tucked in behind the diecut leaf image from the Think Pink MM Slice Cartridge. Using the round butterfly stamp I stamped 6 of this image out on white cardstock and tucked them slightly in the pink Jillbean Soup paper. I love the look it gave me .. Scallops with a butterfly flair.

Using the Heat Embossing Technique , I used some versaMark ink and inked my large butterfly image, sprinkled the white embossing powder over it and heated with my heat gun. I love this heat embossing technique.. so much fun. Then I just cut the circle image out .. I also love that pink Crate Paper ,paper. Added this green button that was just perfect for the colours used.

I am loving all the sentiment stamps you get in this TGF kit!! This one is just so perfect for alot of layouts and would make a nice sentiment on cards! The "Spotlight " kit just ROCKS!!

Just go over to The Greeting Farm Blog and see what the other Design Team came up with!! It is sure to inspire some " Spring Cleaning" to use on your layout. Can't wait to see what you all come up with too.

Critter Crew:
Scrapbook Crew:
Mag Araldo

Make sure you come on by on Wednesday the 14th for the TGF " SCRAPHOP" how exciting is that!! I just love this Spotlight kit.. it has so much potential, you can just go nuts using all these amazing images and sayings.
On Thursday the 15th is the Release Day of our FIRST TGF Scrapbooking Challenge.. you won't want to miss that!! So much excitement I am not sure if I can hold it all in!!
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.
Hugs and Smiles
Angie Xx

Unity.. Friends With Flair Friday!!

Happy Friends with Flair Friday!! I had such a great time Hip Hopping with everyone!! Good Times, catching up and making friendships. HIP HOP Lives ON!!

This is the card I did for the Hip Hop sketch challenge. I just love these owls, and I thought that it would be a fun card for Mother's Day. Seeing that we are a large family of 11, she would get a "HOOT' pardon the pun.. out of it. I decided to do a card of a different shape. I never do this size but love how wonderful it turned out, I will definitely do more.


Here is the Hip Hop sketch!

Now go to the Unity Blog and check out all the participants this week.. I am sure they have so many inspirational projects to share!!

Have a Fantastic Weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Creative Prompts 4U... Spring Colours

We have SARAH NOLAN.. in the HOUSE!!! Sarah is our Guest Designer for this weeks challenge and she has picked a wonderful spring photo for you to get some inspiration. I decided to do a card using a digital stamp from The DigiStamp Boutique. I love their stamps! This one was perfect for the photo that is up on the Creative Prompts 4U Challenge Blog.. go check it out HERE.

Here is my card.

Hello Sunshine

We also have a Design Team Call for Creative Prompts 4U , so go check out the blog for all the Details.

Have a great Thursday!

Hugs, Angie

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Simply Scrapping Wednesday.. 1 Sketch - 2 Cards.

Simply Scrapping Crafts.. I am designing for the Card Challenge Group and the Copic Group, together they have decided to team up and do this wonderful sketch by our very own DT Gal, Patricia. Seeing that I needed to do 2 cards for this sketch for 2different groups I wanted them to be as different as possible.

Here is the SSC Card Sketch by Patricia.

Here are my Cards,


Using a digital image from Swiss Pixies, I coloured the image using my copic markers. This was for Lesson 5.. How to Colour Skin. Lisa has the video in the Group. I used the tiny bubbles Cuttlebug folder for the background , some clouds that I drew on white cardstock and Hambly rub-ons for the faux stitched scallops. The sentiment stamp is Unity.

You're Tweet

The next card is for the Card Challenge Group, Using another CB folder and some October Afternoon papers. The polymer clay bird I made myself and the sunflower diecut was from the dollarama.. I love that store. The sentiment is Unity ( can't get enough of this company, lol) Copic Group.
Judy also has the prize for this month up. It is amazing.. remember if you participate in any of the challenges for the month you get a chance of taking all this wonderful product home!!

Judy has also started a new group.. Scrap & Save.. and she is offering up to 40% product from the store.. so if you are in need of some great supplies check this out!!
Have a Great and Creative Wednesday.
Hugs and Smiles,