Monday, January 9, 2012

Fabulous Fun with the Greeting Farm

As I've already said in the last post or two, I'm trying hard to build up my stash of cards to send to deployed soldiers, that they can then use to write home. The Farm Fresh Challenge this week really got me thinking and I wanted to make a card for it. I mean, after all, it's a challenge about pink, polka dots, and ribbon, which are three things that I love! Unfortunately, Mr. Mojo was being a brat tonight. He just didn't feel like helping me out. I made two cards and hated them both. In fact, I hated them so much that I tore them apart, because I didn't want to waste this cute image on them. I think she's retired, because I didn't see her in the store and I know I've had her for a while. After much tossing and cutting of paper, I finally came up with this card:
I hope it doesn't sound too vain, but I like it! Of course, since nothing was going my way tonight, I didn't notice that I put the one piece of paper too low, so I had to make up for that with a tab and some pearls. Of course, that also meant that the big ribbon covered up most of the dog's face in the patterned paper, and I was hoping to have him peeking out a bit more. Then I realized that the challenge said two pieces of ribbon, and you can't see the velvet piece behind the big bow. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to get another piece on there. Then I got the idea to tie some twine through a button. Man, I hope twine counts. If not, then I hope that the ribbon behind the big bow counts!!! If not, at least I got a card made, right? And I still like it, which I definitely can't always say.

Anyway, head on over to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog. It's a recipe this week to make a card with pink, polka dots, and two ribbons. Come on, don't you have a cute Greeting Farm stamp in your stash, just calling to you to color him or her up?!?!? I had quite a few. You've got to have at least one, and if not, they sell digis! Get on over there and get one!


Kim Kelley said...

You are too funny Gina! But I do the same is not always cut and paste but cut, paste and throw! It turned out fantastic! HUGS!!!

Sara I. said...

I agree with Kim -this came out fantastic!! And she is just too stinkin' cute!! Just LOVE how you colored her hair and that "fabulous" binder clip is just an adorable touch!!