Monday, December 19, 2011

The Greeting Farm 3rd Annual Blog HOP!!!

Wow! Welcome to the 3RD ANNUAL GREETING FARM BLOG HOP!!!

I was so excited to be participating in the blog hop! You get a chance to win an awesome prize from The Greeting Farm so make sure you comments here and on the other blogs listed on the Greeting Farm's blog!!

So I decided to use the Mermaid Anya (one of my ultimate favorites) for the the Holiday Theme project/card. So I used Ruby Red, Old Olive, an Wild Wasabi Carstock and some extra ribbon I had lying around. I made a gift box with a coordinating card. The box directions I got from Split Coast Stampers.

On both box and card I used a small holly stamp to add in her hair and used stickles everywhere on her hair and fin. The pearls in her hair was done by Liquid Pearls.

Mermaid Anya Box

Close up of Box
 For the card, I used the half pearl accents in her hair and drew in bubbles that I added glassy effects to. I also added the glassy effects to her top. I also sprinkled some glitter over the bubbles and top before it dried. This project was so much fun and I hope you enjoyed them as well.
Mermaid Anya  Card
Close up of Anya on Card
AND, in  addition to the two Grand Prizes that TGF will draw for the participant's creations (one of us bloggers), a random hopper will ALSO win the ENTIRE upcoming January Release!   That's 6 sets in all- a HUGE prize...and the only way to win is by participating in the blog hop! So please leave a comment on my blog and all the others to be eligible and up your chances of winning. The Starting point is the TGF Blog listed at the top of this blog, the button on the side of my blog, and here!

Thank you to all and have a WONDERFUL Holiday Season!! And a VERY Happy New Year!!!




54 comments:

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is an amazing project, Lani! I LOVE that card and the coordinating gift box is adorable! Thanks so much for hopping with TGF today!

Annette said...

so pretty...Love this fun idea...TFS

mousekemom said...

What a gorgeous project...even mermaids have Xmas too! Darling!

Sarabeth said...

absolutely beautiful! what a great idea :)

sarabeth

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a great project...so cute and your coloring is great!

Maria said...

very cute project. TKS for sharing
marial302003@yahoo.com

CraftyDee said...

Lovely card and box combo! Great idea to turn a non-holiday imagine into a holiday card!

Nat said...

I love the non-traditional Christmas! Great work! Merry Christmas! :)
Nat

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh Lani Mermaid Anya looks so gorgeous in her Christmassy attire, she's always been one of my favourites too :D
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

eva said...

hi lani, love the idea of mermaid anya for the holidays! so pretty!

Geekay said...

I love how your card turned out.

GK
pkanchana8@hotmail.com

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

Beautiful! I love that you used Mermaid Anya for this, very pretty set :)

Heidi Brawley said...

Oooo I love this! Mermaid Anya was my 1st love!!! love your project and card too!
Hugs,Heidi

Jamie said...

Love your projects! So cute!

Jamie
http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com/

Creations by Shirl said...

cute project..TFS!

Jas said...

Lovely project! TFS, Hugs, Jas

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

I love the depth to this project. YOur little Anya mermaid is so enchanting...she really pulls you into this beautiful underwater scene. Wow!

Smiles!
Gwen

Susan said...

she is so cute! love it

Lou Mac said...

What an adorable matching card and box set. Love the colours you've used, it all looks so vintage-y!!

Neat idea of using Mermaids for Christmas too! Really proves almost anything can be made festive!!

Thanks for sharing!! xo

Christy said...

Very nice. I love the pearls and the colors you've chosen!

Lisa said...

A Christmas mermaid! Who knew? She is adorable :) Love that you made her holiday and festive!

Shelly said...

Too pretty! TFS!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Fantastic project and matching card!!

Marsha said...

what a supercute project and love how all these stamps can be turned into a christmas themed stamp with a few alterations ;-)

Miss Burly Girly said...

This is damn cute Lani!!! Christmas Cali-style!!!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

How fabulous is this?! I love the way you turned it into a holiday project! Gorgeous!

Karen Diebolt said...

Great project, so cute

Lorraine said...

Beautiful projects! Love mermaid Anya and the papers/colors!

lati said...

Too cute!!

Tash and Jen said...

Oh Lani, this project is amazing. I love the paper and her hair. It is really unique and unusual, so great to see. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Thanks for sharing :-)

Kim Y. said...

Super cute and fun project!

Kellie said...

Mermaid Anya in Christmas Colors-Love it!!!

grandmabonnie said...

What a different idea to use the mermaid and make her Christmas colors. So special!

faithnme said...

soo cute.. Colors are amazing.. what a great little gift for the office..

Great Job

Anita said...

Adorable! What great embellishments!

Chelsea said...

Way Cute!! Who would have thought to use her for Christmas.

Pixichick said...

Your card looks so good. Love the glitter in her hair.

Denice said...

This is beautiful Lani...Mermaid Anya has always been one of my favs! She's adorable in her Christmas attire!
Happy Holidays!
:Dx
Denice

Simply Sandy said...

Love your cards so cute to make the mermaid a "christmas mermaid" This is my daughters favorite card so far :)

Sammi said...

Lani this is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Sammi
xxx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

What a fun idea to use Mermaid Anya in a holiday project. Stunning!

tracey said...

Mermaid Anya looks amazing colored in Christmassy colors. TFS.

kris said...

what an awesome gift set! love the card and it's sparkle!

Jan Garber said...

A Christmas mermaid! How cute! Love all the little touches to make her special!

Rachael said...

Love her red hair! Gorgeous ! Rachael :) xx

Cara said...

So cute! Happy holidays!

Carisa said...

beautiful christmas mermaid - love the holly in her hair!

The Wolverina /// said...

Thank you all SOOOO MUCH for your wonderful words! They are so encouraging and is what keeps me loving crafting!! Hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

kim.scrapper said...

Nice to see how the stamps are turned into holiday themed cards, tfs

Kim (kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca)

Leanne said...

This turned out wonderful! Love the theme you chose and Mermaid Anya looks beautiful with her red hair and underwater surroundings.
Gr8 job!
;)

Catherine said...

Sooo dreamy! I love the mood of this creation. Wow! TFS.
Hope you have a blessed Christmas.

~*Joni said...

Lani this is awesome! How wonderful that you used Mermaid Anya for your project. Beautiful colors, perfect tiny little bubbles. ;)

My Scrap Diary said...

Cool project love the mini pizza
Jess M

Dilsaver Designs said...

She is adorable, I love her little top :)