Friday, April 17, 2009

The Greeting Farm "The Case of the Curios Card Challenge" and Mini Album Project Tutorial

Hi Friends!! Disclaimer. . .this post will be long! LOL! Gosh, Blogger is being a pain today. I don't know if it's my Internet or Blogger but it took forever for the upload screen to pop up so it took forever to upload my photos! Anything that delays my time is veeeerrrry annoying. Time is ticking. . .

Hey, The Greeting Farm has a new challenge this week called "The Case of the Curious Card". . .it's a CASEing challenge. Stop by The Greeting Farm blog and check out the card to case and the samples by the design team. My card is a bit late. . . arrrggh! I didn't realize it was Thursday yesterday . . .gosh, I can't believe that it's Friday already. Breath, Maria, breath. Seriously. . .I just feel like time is not on my side!!

Anyway, here is my take on the CASE card. I had a lot of fun creating this card. I was going to do the inside of the card but I needed to post this card right away so I decided to skip the inside.

I colored the "Hello Ian" image with my Copic Markers and added a bit of SU Crystal Effects to parts of the image. I also drew a few extra sunflowers.

Anyway, stop by the Greeting Farms blog and hope you'll play along!! If you play along, you'll have the chance to win your choice of The Greeting Farm stamp set! Any stamp of your choice! Whoohoo

Don't forget to scroll down and check out a mini album I created using The Greeting Farm "Never Ever" stamp set.

Card Details:

Paper: K&CO desitgner paper, SU More Mustard, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery
Ink: Copic Markers, SU More Mustard
Accessories: JoAnn brads, CB embossing folder, Grosgrain ribbon, SU Crystal Effects, Paper cord,
Wow, I've been busy!! This is a mini album I created last night. I actually have a tutorial for this project but I still need to convert it into a PDF file and upload it to Scribd. Stop by tonight if you're interested in the tutorial to create this mini album. I should be able to convert the file this evening.

Isn't Peter the cutest or what? He is from The Greeting Farm stamp set "Never Ever". He is the most adorable image ever. This mini album is super easy to make. I decided to create an album of my son and I'll give it to my husband. My husband loves my mini albums so I usually create them for him.

I colored Peter with my Copic Markers and cut him out and remounted the image with foam tape. Doesn't he look like he is flying?

Here is the album opened up. The album has 4 pages and 8 sides. All the sentiments I used on this album is from various The Greeting Farm stamp sets. The beauty of The Greeting Farm stamp sets is that they all have sentiments that can be used for both scrapbooking and cardmaking.

Here is another of the pages. I think I used one of the image on the previous album that I posted. I love the photo of my son in his graduation cap and gown.

Anyway, stop by this evening for the tutorial!!

Mini Album Details:

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Never Ever, Various The Greeting Farm stamp sets (sentiments)
Paper: K&Co Designer Paper
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: SU Word Window Punch, Key Tag Punch, 1", 1 1/4" and Scallop Circle punch, Making Memories ribbon

With the tutorial below, if you want to print it, click on the drop menu that is labeled "more". It'll give you the option to print and also save the tutorial on your computer. You may view a full page of the tutorial by clicking on the icon to the very top right corner. It'll open up a new window with the tutorial. If you just want to enlarge directly on the blog, click on the + button or the magnifying glass! Anyway, try the tutorial out when you have a chance! To the right of the tutorial, click on the scroll bar to scroll down the document.


Danni said...

You have been busy!! Love the card and the little album is just awesome!
You rock!

Unknown said...

oh I love the album, so so cute!

Joy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Maria...this card and the mini album is gorgeous! I can't believe you can find the time to make so many wonderful creations! I am totally exhausted at the end of the day...I never make it to my crafting table! love how you make any image come to life with your coloring and 3-d effects! you are just too talented! TFS and hope you have a terrific weekend!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my word Maria, I love how talented you are. I love both projects, so fun, all your amazing details, you are my Stamping Hero.

kadie said...

cute cute cute! i love the hair and the flowers on your CASE card and that you changed it to a square. And that photo album is sooooo cool! Have a great weekend, Maria!

CreativeMish said...

Very nice! I love that you use green alot in your projects! The new greeting farms stamps are awesome! I love the peterpan one!

Randi said...

Gorgeous!! Maria, I love your use of color!! So bright and vivid and shiny! And loads of dimension! Your projects are so mesmerizing!!! ;o) I LOVE that mini album! Wonderful idea! How do you get all these projects done so fast?!?! You really are incredible!

Tracy.H said...

These are awesome, Maria!! Ya gotta love TGF! Hey...I have a question for you. What do you use to color the white highlights in your images? Just curious... :0)

Elena said...

Your card is amazing, Maria! I love all of th edimension you created! And mini-album is fabulous! You rock!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Maria, you have been one busy bee!!! Your cards and projects have all been so detailed and awesome!

Diane said...

Oh I love the Anyas!!!! Ian is adorable,you make them look so cool Maria!! Oh and your album is neato!!!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Holy WoW!
How do you do it?! You have made so many awesome creations this week!
I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with the Peter mini-album! The paper, coloring, everything is perfect!!!
TFS, Maria :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
{{hugs}}, margie

Tina said...

oh lucky - I have been waiting for this tutorial for a long time - can't wait to try it. thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

Wow, luv how you cut out the hair & made t 3D, it looks awesome!

Your album is beautiful Maria, I luv the DP that you used too! Great job!

Marisa said...

Maria...very nice work with both projects!! The "Peter" Mini album is very cute! Great choice with the design and papers!! Have a great weekend!!

Denise said...

Wow Maria, where do you find time to make these awesome cards. Your layouts are the best! Have a nice weekend.

Beth Norman said...

Awesome mini album. I'd like to make one of these. You are so clever.

~*Joni said...

Maria this is awesome!!! WOW! What a gorgeous family you have! :D This is such a great idea to take a card and turn it into something else. I love it. Thanks so much for being our guest judge this week! Hugs and aloha~

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Maria!! I love the way YOU colour with copics and the highlights you put in the hair! I love that look!!! Wish I had more patience to cut out and pop up more often because it sure makes those images POP!
Fabulous projects girl!!!

Moni said...

Stunning work, love the details and the images! fab colouring! hugs, moni

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Ouuuu! maria. You work pure magic with these adorable stamps. I flip every time I get a peek at your gorgeous colouring. I don't know how you find the time to make such divine & complicated things. I'll have to try one of your album tutorials one day. They look SOOOOOOooh sweet!!! :O)

Smita said...

I have a new bundle of Heidi Grace double-sided paper (part of a blog candy I won recently)... I have been wondering all day what to do with it so that I don't waste the paper...
I didn't know what to do and I ended up googling. Guess where my search landed me? ;-) Read a couple of posts by you (April '07) when you had this thing called the Daily Special and you had actually posted on effectively using double-sided DP!

Thank you again, Maria. What would I do without you and your inspirational blog, I don't know!


Risa said...

Both of your cards are so cute Maria! Both images are adorable and your color combos and embellishments are fantastic!

Jodi said...

You really have been so busy these days, and wow!! The card is so cute and I just love all the layers on it!!
The album is another one that will forever be cherished!! So awesome! I love how you added the elf on the album.
Jodi =)

Tina said...

super cool card as always and great mini album - I look forward to the tutorial

Heather Schlatter said...


Both of these projects are simply amazing you and your greens and blues!!! You can rock them that is for sure!!

I did not get the Neverland set, but it looks really cute!!!

I love your Ian Card too all the pretty yellows greens and blues so cute!!!


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