Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Greeting Farm May Guest Designer post featuring "Garden Anya"

Hello Friends! Hope you all had a great weekend and that all of you moms out there had a very special Mother's Day. My Mother's day was wonderful spending great quality time with my family as well as with my own mom.  That is always special for me!

So here is my card share and my first posting as a May Guest Designer for The Greeting Farm!

I actually thought my card would be great for Mother's Day.  However, I decided to use it to give to a friend who has a birthday coming up really soon.  She loves gardening so I thought "Garden Anya" was perfect!  She is such a darling image and I had so much fun coloring her up with my copics and creating with her.  I had seen this flower pot template from my friend, Yvonne's blog just last week and I thought it was a great match!   As you can see from the 2nd picture, the tag inside actually tucks right into the flower pot adding the extra flowers. I thought this was a super cute idea.  Here is the Flower Pot tutorial in case you want to check it out! Behind Anya, I used the TGF Fence.  This is the first time I've used any of the TGF dies and I was so impressed! They are so easy to work with and are all great designs. The papers I used are from K& Company called Meadow.  This collection has beautiful flower papers.  I used used a Recollections decorative border punch on the bottom of my pot's rim.  All the papers were edged with Tim Holtz distress ink in Pumice Stone.  I added some red gingham ribbon to the top and tied the edge with some brown twin.  I also added a butterfly charm to further embellish.  Oh, and the flowers I used are from an MFT die called Prima Donna Petals! I had a lot of fun making these!

I also wanted to quickly share a mini project that's been in the works. This uses some coasters I picked up at Michael's several months ago for like 10 Cents a bundle!  Being a huge TGF fan, my stamp collection has been growing rapidly and I thought it would be fun to create a little mini album with some of my favorite images.  I had started this almost 6 months ago but I'm looking forward to creating a few more pages whenever I can.  These pages I'm sharing are pretty simple and most are oldies but goodies but they are still all my favorites!

Please check out The Greeting Farm Store for all of these cute stamps as well as  The Greeting Farm blog to see Design Team projects and the latest TGF challenges!  Thanks so much for stopping by! 


  1. What a cute flower card!! I love seeing your oldies but goodies too.

  2. marcy - you are soooooo wonderful at coloring!! i'm totally jealous!! that is definitely something i need to work on... any tips??

    oh and that garden anya flower card is ADORABLE! congrats on TGF GDT!!!

  3. This is gorgeous Marcy!! The beautiful papers and cute image are just perfect. The coloring amazing as always. Love love love it! And I love the mini album too! Hugs, Ivonne

  4. Everything here is SO CUTE! I love the flower pot idea. :) Welcome back to the farm!

    I just found your YouTube channel, too, so I'm going to watch everything. I love it! haha

    Annie Rose

  5. Sorry I am late in commenting. I totally like the flower pot so cute with pull out, awesome idea and I love the mini album of the TGF fav's. :D