Monday, December 2, 2013


Hello, TGF Fans!!
Welcome to my little stop on The Greeting Farm's 'Cyber-Monday Celebration Hop', featuring US---The Greeting Farm customers :-)
I'm so super excited to be playing along with a handful of other TGF lovers!!
We've each spent time in our crafty spaces creating with some of our favorite TGF products, and today we get to share those creations with you in an EPIC Holiday Hop!!
Here's what I've come up with...
This sweet little tag was inspired by the word 'sparkle' on the My Favorite Thing set from the Oliver & Amelia range. 
You may have noticed that I've done a little body swapping to create my very own mix of TGF characters for this tag---Amelia's body and Twinkle Bean's head.  I LOVE how she turned out!!
Sparkle indeed.
Here's a peek at the back of the tag...
Aaaaaannnnddd, here's a peek at 'Amelia Bean' herself...HA!!
For this tag, I've used the sketch from the December Challenge over at UmWowStudio as inspiration.  YES!!  I've actually used a sketch.  I've never been very successful at using sketches, but I think this one worked! 
Here's a peek at the sketch, and how I've translated it into inspiration for my tag...

#1 - Clip!  Even tho' the sketch is showing a paperclip, I think this mini clothespin works.
#2 - Horizontal strips of patterned paper, with a focal image/photo (in this case, a colored image). 
#3 - Splatter!!  'Nuff said.
#4 - A sprinkling of stars.  DREAMY!
#5 - A circle element.  Instead of flair, I went with doodled circles.
#6 - A strip of vertical paper along the edge.
#7 - Polka dot paper.
Here's a quick list of products I've used:
My Favorite Things stamp set (RETIRED) & Twinkle Bean stamp (RETIRED)  - The Greeting Farm
Vintage Christmas 6x6 inch paper pad
Star Confetti & Circle Confetti Mask  - UmWowStudio
 Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio & Danny Zuko's Denim Flat Fabio - Lindy's Stamp Gang
 And finally, if you're TOTALLY diggin' the wrapping on the gift in the first couple photos above, here's a little tut on how to up-cycle yourself a little Holiday Garland LOVE.

Alrighty Folks, that's it for me!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now, get to hoppin' and then go get your SHOP ON!!


  1. Wow! This is just stunning! Beautifully coloured and embellished.

  2. Hey Mary My Crafty Crush, Doing the Hop just to say I loved your bean super cute!...Doing the Hop Happy Holidays Hugs Larelle-Susanne

  3. love this tag. Love all the sparkle and stars.

  4. Yeah, you pretty much rock! I love all of your creations as I stalked and looked at your other projects too! Love your multi-layered, artistic style!!

  5. Your tag is AWESOME! First off- love the body swap & how you colored this sweet image! Second- Love all of the elements such as stitching, veneers, and layering!

  6. Adorable and love the beanie/amelia body swap!

  7. Wow, your tag is super cute and I love her hair! TFS ; )

  8. First of all - LOVE the blog name, LOL! Great tag!!! I love the body sway, they work sooooooo well together! Sparkle on!

  9. WOW!!! amazing tag!!! i like the see-thru paper you used for the sparkle sentiment!

  10. Nice tag and wow amazing coloring of the hair~

  11. Fabulous tag! Your coloring of the hair rocks! Love it! Love the design layout too.

  12. wonderful coloring technique, the hair is fabulous!!!

  13. wow thats fantastic. love the hair I can't do black hair xx

  14. Love your tag! It's so stinkin cute and adorable! The images you chose to do a body swap on matches so well! Thanks for sharing your project with us, Happy Holidays (",) Kriselda

  15. Wow Mary, this is so awesome!!! I love how you colored her hair with the tones of blue and all of your pretty details on your tag. Gorgeous work! :)

  16. Very cute tag. Love both sides!