Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Big Thank You


Hi Everyone
I wanted to give a big THANK YOU to all of you who have been following my blog and for the incredible encouragement and support during my time as a Design Team member for Spring Gardner team. Today is my last day as a DT Spring Gardner and I have had such a blast working with Marie and the other DT members. Marie and is truly a wonderful company to work with.

I've chosen today to do a card with from the Wild Sprouts line.
The new In Colors from SU match up so perfect with the Sunny Glen paper from The Greeting Farm.
For today I've used the Sunny Glen paper from The Greeting farm along with SU's new In Colors, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango. I've also used the polka dot Crushed Curry ribbon.
I've colored in Dahlia with Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango markers from SU. I've used nesties for the circles.
Check back tomorrow as I'll be offering some blog candy!!
Thanks for your visit today.
Tammy

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hi Everyone
Happy Monday!
Just a quick post for today.
Here is another card I've created using a digi stamp from .
Have a great day!
Thanks for your visit.
Tammy

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Digi Delight

Hi Everyone
I hope you are having a great weekend.
Just a quick post from me today. I've recently discovered some great digi stamps that I couldn't wait to share. I was checking the blog's of those who left me comments and I ran into .
I'm so glad when you leave comments! It's always so much fun to check out your blogs as well.
The card I made today is the Girl with Flower. She just looks so cute all perched up on that hill I think.
Here are the supplies I've used:
Stamp: Girl with Flower from Soft Pencil. Here is a link to the store . SU - Teeny Tiny
Wishes (115370)
Cardstock: SU Bermuda Bay (115317) , Basic Black (102851) and PTI White
Ribbon: SU Bermuda Bay (115610)
Accessories: SU Punch Modern Label (116630), Swiss Dot embossing folder, Copics and Signo pen
Have a great day everyone.
Thanks for stopping in!
Tammy

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Dotty Spotty Challenge at The Greeting Farm


Hi Everyone

has a fun challenge today called the . Check out the challenge on TGF blog .

I had such a fun time creating this card. I just got some new SU stuff this week and decided to use some great cardstock in the new In Colors.

I use the Swiss Dot embossing folder for the Melon Mambo panel. I used another embossing folder for the Soft Suede circles in the Bubble embossing folder. I then used a nesti scallop circle and used Bermuda Bay cardstock. I've used Copics to color in the super cute . I added some Stickles to her wings and added a bit of glitter to her hair and dress.
The ribbon is from SU and it's in Melon Mambo.
Go check out the challenge. I think you'll have a blast as well.
Thanks for your visit today.
Have a super weekend.
Tammy

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Hi Everyone


My Dad is an avid golfer. I've never not known my dad without a golf club in his hand or golf balls laying around the family room furniture. I first learned how to drive a golf cart when I was about 9. I have so many memories of my dad and our time at the golf course. I hope you had a great time remembering your fathers or spending time with them. My wish for my Dad is that he has many more golfing day's ahead of him! LOVE YOU DAD!!

This stamp which is so fantastic is a great new stamp from . Over at on July 6th they will be releasing a line of "Nut Boys". I'm super excited about it. They've got "Nut Girls" and we all know that our boy's are a little nuts as well. :-)

This card features Golfing Al. I've created a card by using the largest nesti circle and folding white card stock in half and leaving a crease to create the card. I then used that same circle and cut out the full circle and used Swiss dots to get the look of a golf ball. I also had in my stash some great golf ball brads that I think just set it off.

Have a super fantastic day everyone. Thanks so much for your visit.

Tammy

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Star Studded Day

Hi Everyone
Just wanted to wish everyone a Super Star Day!
I love the attitude of the stamp from .
She is so sassy. Can't you see her walking down the red carpet and flash bulbs going off on her eyes?
Have a great day everyone.
Tammy

Monday, June 22, 2009

Oh Baby!

Hi Everyone
Hope your weekend was fabulous! I got a little sunburned but I'm so glad it's finally hot.
Today I've created a card with the stamp set from .
This is such a versatile set. It can be used for a baby boy, a baby girl, or even twins. the sentiments in the set are great as well. Some that I've never seen before.
Have a great day.
Thanks for your visit.
Tammy

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Day at the Pool

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great weekend. I spent most of today working on the pool in the backyard. Augh...what a lot of work but oh it's so nice to have on those hot and humid day's.
This is super cute from
Off to go buy chlorine. Happy swimming!
Tammy

Thursday, June 18, 2009

An Apple a Day


Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great day. I wanted to share a cute stamp from .
This stamp is called Can't you just hear her singing a little tune while skipping down a country road.
She's full of personality. Hazel and her basket of apples is new over at the , go check them out!
Have a great day.
Tammy

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blog Candy Winners


Hi Everyone

Hope you are having a great day today. I wanted to announce the blog candy winners of the new Superstar Anya from The Greeting Farm. I hope everyone had a great time if you were able to join the release party.

And the winners are.....


Winner #1

# 5 - said...
Great Card Tammy. I think Lady Gaga is quite out there, but her music make me want to dance!

Check out Angie's blog at .


Winner # 2

# 14 - said...
What a hoot, Tammy!! Love the long eyelashes!

Check out Jenny's blog at

Congratulations Angie and Jenny. Please email me at TammyMaxvill@aol.com with your address and I'll get your stamps right out.

Thanks again to everyone for playing. This was my last release as one of The Greeting Farm's Spring Design Team Gardner's. It's been such a blast to design for this team.

And another short announcement to make. During my 3 month DT time I've given away candy at each release. Unfortunately but fortunately for you there were some stamps that were never claimed. AUGH!! I know can you imagine? So I'll be having a post in a week or so to give away those stamps and a few other goodies. So make sure and keep your eye's open for more blog candy soon.

Have a great day everyone,
Tammy

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Bundle of Happiness

Hi Everyone
I wanted to share a super cute and fast center piece project for a baby shower.
I've up cycled a tea tin for the base covered it with some dp. I've used some cooking skewers that were wood as the sticks. I used a piece of scotch tape to attached the skewer to on side of the scallop circle and then used some glue dots to attached the back scallop. I've also used the new set from called . It was super fun to put together.
The scallop and circle I used were from SU!
This was super fast and I think will look cute at a shower.
Thanks for your visit.
Tammy

Monday, June 15, 2009

Release Day



HI Everyone


It's release day over at . You know what that means, new stamps and Blog Candy! This stamp is called SuperStar. She is way out there. I was thinking of the singer Lady Gaga when I made this card. So that's the inspiration for the gold cat suit and those crazy long eyelashes.
So if you've been following my blog you know that today is not only a special day because it's a release day at but it's also Blog Candy Day!!
For the blog candy I'll be giving away 2 SuperStar stamps to 2 lucky people.
Here are the details to enter to win....Just leave a comment on this post and give me a shout out. Let me know what you think of the new stamps. That's it. No other posting just leave a comment. I'll have the drawing open until Wednesday June 17th at 9:00 p.m. central standard time (USA). I'll announce the winner shortly there after. The winner will have 1 week to claim their candy. If the candy is not claimed it will go into a box for a Grand Giveaway at the end of my DT contract at the end of June. Good Luck to everyone.Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Tammy

Sunday, June 14, 2009

An All American Boy


Hi Everyone
This card is made from a Digi stamp from . I wanted to do a card for the 4th as I usually don't do any but though this stamp and sentiment was a great match.
Have a great Sunday.
Tammy

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Welcome Home Little One

Hi Everyone
This is a cute digi stamp from . I just fell in love with this cute turtle. And you know me, I'm always going a bit crazy with that pink Copic and coloring anything Pink!
The sentiment if from SU.
Have a great day everyone!
Tammy

Friday, June 12, 2009

Having a Peaceful Friday

Hi Everyone
Just a quick post for today. I'v been enjoying using the bright Copic markers with the cute HG Peace from The Greeting Farm.
Have a great weekend!
Tammy

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nutshell

Hi Everyone
I have some exciting news. A great paper crafter that I've gotten to know the super sweet had mentioned a design team call for a company called , here is their . I'm so glad she did. has come out with their own line of stamps. The cutest part is that the stamps are of little girls that are all named after Nuts. So the cute Stash stamp is named from the Pistachio nut.
How cute is that!
This is a card I've made with Stash. Even more exciting news I've been asked to be a part of the design team! I'm so excited to work with this group!
There will also be a release of new stamps this coming Monday as well so make sure and check out the great stamps they have.
Have a great day everyone. I want to give a special thanks to Tracey for the heads up on this DT call!! Hugs Tracey!!
Tammy

A Little Stitch Here a Little Stitch There

Hi Everyone
I am a big fan on Leanne Ellis and her prints. Leanne has been working with Sugar Nellie to create her prints and paintings into rubber stamps. Sugar Nellie has made avalable a third installment of Leanne's stamps. This is the super cute .
If you are a fan of Leanne Ellis stamps don't forget about Shelley's challenge for a chance to win some of these stamps. also has a great interview on her blog with Leanne.
Thanks for your visit today.
Have a great day.
Tammy

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday Treat


Hi Everyone
I hope you are having a great Wednesday. I've been watching Michelle's blog and all here cute boxes she's created and Joy's blog and here cute creations and and .

It's that last link from Joy that really got be to buy the template for this box. I've seen it before and thought I'd just try and create something from scratch when I had some free time but last weekend I was visiting some family and I had a request to create some simple note cards that could be sent. I wanted them to be simple and not require any extra postage so I thought Joy's take with the black and white set would be a great idea. I looked for some great paper to use for my box and I think it turned out great.
I should mention that I purchased the template from Becky over at .

The instructions say to use transparency sheets for the window but I found them way to expensive at the office supply store so I just purchased some sheet protectors and cut them up. It works just fine. I'll include some handmade return address labels and include a book of stamps (hopefully I can find some that match the cards) and a small pen. I can just see my family member grabbing this box and setting at the table and writing some notes. It's great that you can get everything in it. Envelopes, Cards, Labels, Stamps and a pen.

Thanks for your visit today.
Have a great day,
Tammy

Some Sweet Awards

Hi Everyone
It's so nice to have those you admire send you an award.
I've been honored with some super sweet awards and I wanted to pass them along to those that I admire as well.
The first award is from Amy over at . Amy gave me a sweet award. check out Amy's blog. Amy's always cranking out cards like crazy. Where do you find the time Amy? She's a Greeting Farm fan too!

The next award is from Shelley over at Shelley loves Leann Ellis stamps just as much as I do. Check out Shelley's blog for some super cute stuff.

The next award is from my dear sweet friend Joni over at . Joni is a guest designer for The Greeting Farm for June and July! How exciting. Check out Joni's great blog for some innovative work. I'm always inspired by her take on her projects.

Thanks girls for the so sweet recognition!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Peaceful Tuesday


Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a peaceful Tuesday. I wanted to share this cute stamp from I really like that there is a lot of space to color the shirt so you can work in a tie-dye affect if you like. This is the first card I've made with the stamp so I wanted to do something straightforward. Often when I first get a stamp I do just a simple layout and color combo so that I can work with the stamp and get the creative juices flowing for the next card.
I've used a Cricut to get the pointed circle along with the green circle. To jazz it up just a bit I took a white pen and outlined the pointed circle and also added dots and outlined the inner green circle.
Thanks so much for your visit.
Have a great day.
Tammy

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Fly Free

Hi Everyone
For a while now I've been a huge fan of Leanne Ellis and her work. I ran into her while I was looking around Etsy. A few months ago I was on SCS and saw an announcment from Sugar Nellie that they'd be working with Leanne to create some stamps from her images. I was beyond thrilled. Sugar Nellie has now released a third set of Leanne's work and the third set is just as sweet with a bit more of an artistic flair as opposed to the more cute stamps of set 1 and 2.
If you'd like to see more of Leanne's stamps check out the . Also my friend Shelley did an interview with Leanne which you can read all about on Shelley's blog
If you too are a fan of Leanne's stamps, check out Shelley's blog for a Leanne Ellis stamp challenge where some of Leanne's stamps will be given away. You can check out the challenge that Shelley is hosting .
I think it's going to be great fun.
For the item I've created today I decided to use small box that's called a crayon box. If you'd like to make this box check out this for more details. I've used the cute stamp from .
Thanks for your visit.
Tammy

Friday, June 5, 2009

Remember to Dream


Hi Everyone
Remember when you were young and you had big dreams? I can still remember some of those dreams I had. Some came true and some I'm still working on. I hope you too are still hanging on to those dreams of your youth.
I've used the HG stamp from that was just released on June 1st. When I saw this stamp it just gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling. I've really enjoyed creating cards with her and I think you will as well.
I've also used my new Cricut to create the cute moon and the dream cloud. WOW can I just say I'm still learning how to use the Cricut but I'm just blown away about what's on some of those cartradges. Just today I had the idea of making Snuggle more of a bedtime card and I thought....I wonder if there is a moon on one of those cartradges. Bingo! There sure was.
I added some Stickles to the outline of the moon and cloud just to add some definition. The pink pearls are from Basic Grey.
Thanks so much for your visit.
Have a great day.
Tammy

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Gift Worth Giving

Hi Everyone
I thought this was such a cute idea and fast idea for a gift card holder. What better way than to havefrom the Hope and Grace line at to deliver the gift.
If you are interested in making one of these yourself I've got some details on my .
Have a great day. Thanks for your visit.
Tammy

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blog Candy Winners


Hi Everyone
It's so exciting to give blog candy way. Thanks so much for all your wonderful comment. It's so great to see so many people who love The Greeting Farm as much as I do.
They winners of the Snuggle stamps are:

1. said...
Aw, I think she's cute. She reminds me of my DD when she was little and had a favorite stuffy named "Bob"!

2. said...
She's so cute! Love this card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Congratulations ladies! Please email me at TammyMaxvill@aol.com with your address and I'll get your stamp right out to you.

Thanks again to everyone for playing along. I'll have 1 last blog candy giveaway on the 15th of June so don't forget to visit again.

Thanks everyone.
Tammy

New Adventures


Hi Everyone
My dear friend Joni is working on creating a line of digi stamps. YEAH...how exciting right?
This cute mom and baby is one of Joni's creations. Check out Joni's blog .
The card for today I decided to try and get a maternal feel to the card. I used some DSP from SU along with a soft pink color and then colored the baby in blue to help make him stand out a bit.
Thanks so much for you visit today.
Don't forget about my blog candy giveaway. To enter all you need to do is post a comment on THIS post. I'll be drawing two lucky winners at 9:00 pm CST USA today. Good Luck everyone.
Thanks for your visit.
Tammy

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Come and Sing with Me

Hi Everyone
Did you survive the release yesterday over at ? It's always such a blast and I love checking out what the other DT members have created. It's always fun to see different takes on the same stamp.
For today I wanted to share Sing from the line. She is to cute.
Thanks so much for your visit.
Don't forget about the blog candy giveaway from yesterday. Wednesday is the deadline to enter to win.
Good Luck and thanks for stopping by.
Tammy

Monday, June 1, 2009

You are Loved



Hi Everyone
Hope and Grace are coming up everywhere these days. The card today is from and is a new releases today! YEAH! This stamp is called Snuggle. Did you see if on the Splendid Stamping blog when Marie gave you a sneak peek? I fell in love with it when I saw it and couldn't wait to see it.

So if you've been following my blog you know that today is not only a special day because it's a release day at but it's also Blog Candy Day!!
For the blog candy I'll be giving away 2 Snuggle stamps to 2 lucky people.
Here are the details to enter to win....Just leave a comment on this post and give me a shout out. Let me know what you think of the new stamps. That's it. No other posting just leave a comment.I can't stand the suspense of finding out who wins so I'll have the drawing open until Wednesday June 3rd at 9:00 p.m. central standard time (USA). I'll announce the winner shortly there after. The winner will have 1 week to claim their candy. If the candy is not claimed it will go into a box for a Grand Giveaway at the end of my DT contract at the end of June. Good Luck to everyone.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Tammy