Saturday, March 14, 2009

2 Greeting Farm Sneak Peeks and Donkey Libbie Day!

Warning... pull up a chair and get comfy... this one might end up lengthy! OH and I will be back tonight for my BLOG CANDY DRAWING! post is below this one now...

First the Business - This weekend is release weekend for The Greeting Farm and all the DT at Club Anya are sharing some Sneak Peeks of the new images that will be available Sunday Afternoon... We only have to show one today.. but I just couldn't decide which one to show so heck... I am gonna show you both!

I am just loving Baseball Ian.. Oh I love all the Ian's but you see I love Baseball - well to watch it.. LOL... And this little guy is just too cute for words if you ask me.

For my card - I started with a white base, layered with a blue card stock. Now I decided that this would make a great little boy's birthday card - and that to me is all kinds of outdoor toys. I used a piece of the K&Company paper from the new Cut -n- Paste Collection, using the bike for the background then my circle punch to pop out a couple of the "toys" from the pattern paper. The dots and the sentiment are also from the same paper - and the felt birthday is out of my stash. I added some fun red & white ribbon, cut Baseball Ian out (BTW he is colored with Copics)and well I think it is just plain fun!

And how perfect is Easter Anya?? Oh my she is so cute - Look at the expression on her face! She is loving Easter Egg hunting isn't she? Or is she hiding? Whatever... she is cute! She is colored with my Copics as well, the matted and sewed down.

The base is a yellow card stock and then all the pattern papers are a gorgeous shimmery papers from Reminisce. Wonderful Easter colors and fun too. I matted each piece and sewed down. The sentiment is wonderful, I purchased it to go with my Happy Hoppers Stamps, but I thought it just went well to not use it. I then added some Michael's Bridal Flowers with jewelry spacers and mini brads.

You just have to check out the Club Anya Blog and see some of the other DT work.. from there you can click to see all the great sneak peeks!


First I just have to warn you the photos today are not great... it was cloudy, cold and drizzling - yuck! I didn't spend much time out there.. and in fact Raffie and Patti didn't want to come out at all! Smart Donkeys!

The girls here Victoria, Lacey and Ellie Mae were just making their way out of the barn - really didn't want to but I think the new round bales we put in the pens were calling them... You can see here that both Victoria and Lacey are pretty far along.. I think Vicky (white/black spot) is racing to be our first Momma this year!

Cocoa (my standard girl) was already out eating her breakfast. She is very skittish.. caution is her middle name. I think she was not treated well before we purchased her - But she loves to have her photo taken. She almost poses for me - It is hard to see here but her fur is all puffed up to protect her from the cold wind and rain.

Now this pen... they got a new bale last night too... Hmmm I took this early this morning, but that is the same place I left them last night... must be a really good bale huh?

Libbie was having a hard time posing and sitting still for me this morning. You see Gato (the cat) was playing with a ball behind me - and it was killing Libbie to not run over there and get it from her. Look at that face!!

She is starting to get into that teenage look, in fact this week one of her ears fell. I don't know if they are both going to do it, or if as she gets bigger and out of this stage it will perk back up, but it does give her a cute expression. Her ears have grown, as has her legs, she eats like a horse.. or donkey.. so I think there are going to be a lot of changes coming. But no matter what stage she is pretty cute. I tell her she is a very wasteful dog... she just waste cute all the time!
Whew... told you it was gonna be a long one! Come back early in the morning cuz Club Anya is having a blog hop.. guess what the image is and your name goes in the hat for a free image. Plus it is also Magnolia Vs. Stampavie day - hint.. another longer post.
HUGS and have a great Saturday!


retiredheather said...

Libby is so cute. What a puppy. I am glad to see the donkeys have lots to eat. Some of them are so ready to deliver. Thanks for the photos.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous cards, I love Easter Anya, she's very cute. Thank you for the great pics of Libbie & the donkeys - they are gorgeous & it's amazing to see Libbie change week by week. In the first pic, it looks like she's thinking, "Hurry up mom, I wanna go play!!" Have a great weekend.

Norine said...

Libby is adorable love the card as always

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are just STUNNING Michelle! We are so glad to have you with us and congrats on your first Club Anya release this weekend!

I can't WAIT til the blog hop and all the excitement tomorrow and you are just so wonderfully talented! I really enjoy working with you and LOVE these adorable!!!

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous pics Michelle,I'm sure baby donkey news is not too far away. Sneak peeks are stunning as always. Have a fab weekend!

jacque4u2c said...

I always enjoy your posts - the creativity - the pics of your babies! Just awesome!

NanaBeth said...

If that is Ellie Mae in the middle of the "frenzy" at hay bale, I agree she will be the first. Poor thing looks huge. I love my dogs with all my heart, but got to admit Libby is the cutest thing in the world.
I think it would be great if the image was a donkey of course.

Annie said...

fabby cards you made Michelle with the new Ian and Anya images - they are both so cute! and talking of cute, that Libby is one for sure! looking at the donkey pics I was trying to figure out if that was a really really big bale of hay, or your donkeys were very very small! hugs, annie x

CraftyC said...

These are totally gorgeous Michelle. I love the boys card!

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Lovely photos of your pets! and the Easter Anya was totally a must-have! Soooo cute! :)

Dawn said...

Those Anya stamps are gorgeous - love your cards - brilliant colouring with your copics..

Your photos again are as adorable as ever and Libbie well what can I say - cute as cute can be -


Rosette said...

Lovely work Michelle!! I just LOVe that baseball card, and also Easter Anya.. but the boys card came out really rich incoour!! Good luck for your first release!! :) ..and I'm looking forward for the candy draw!! lol :))

WickedPixie said...

Great cards! I saw your Ian go up on Club Anya last night (way different time zone, and I couldn't sleep!) and I was blown away! I love the sweet retro feel to it. Your mix of prints on Anya is great, and your coloring is awesome on both!

Pinklilac said...

Just love the cards and thanks for the pics they are so cute.
Hugs Linda

Cazzy said...

Libby has grown so much, she is a cutie. Love the donkey pics too.

Cazzy x

SueH said...

I love Donkey/Libbie Day. I have donkeys so know how much you enjoy them. No dog but one cat that had 4 kittens on Friday the 13th. Keep sending the donkey and Libbie pictures. Thanks SueH

Cynde said...

Your cards just keep getting better and better Michelle! Love the basevall and Easter Anya Cards. I can't beleive how much Sweet Libby has grown. She is sooooooooCute, no Adorabley Cute!! LOL...
The donkeys all look very happy with their new hay. I love it when they get a new bale and dive right in! Your Mamas are all getting a pretty wide load...Casn't wait for all the new precious faces. I love to see the meet n greet photos too when mama finally decides it is hers after all....Too Funny, but I love it!
Thanks for always being so very generous and sharing your beautiful cards and critters, I really enjoy seeing and hearing about both. Thanks Friend!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle, love the cute images and your beautiful colouring. The pictures are so cute too. Hugs Nikki x

Kelly Schelske said...

Love these cards, they are fabulous!! Cute picts too, Libby is adorable!!

Janna said...

These are the cutest ever!!! I love the gorgeous coloring and your beautiful layouts! They are so, so stunnign!!! I love them and the papers are just so, so perfecT You really rocked this!


Kit said...

love the easter anya she is fab and I have just downloaded her :o)

I love the colours you have used, and the sentiment is brilliant.

Best Wishes, Kit x