Sunday, July 31, 2011

THREE CHEERS and YEARS for TGF!!!!


Hello, friends!

WELCOME to The Greeting Farm's THREE YEAR Birthday Bash!

We are SO excited to kick off the August release by celebrating that The Greeting Farmis officially three. years. YOUNG. First and foremost, we want to thank EVERYONE for your continued support, encouragement and enthusiasm these past three years. We know it's said all over the cyber-world, but we TRULY appreciate and understand the fact that if it weren't for all of you, TGF would not be anywhere near the community and business it is today and for that we are truly grateful.

On that note, before I show you my project for today, we want to announce that we have an EXCLUSIVE digi stamp as a gift with ANY rubber stamp purchase TODAY throughFRIDAY, August 5th at 10pm CST. To claim your exclusive digi, just email Jessicawith a copy of your receipt and your FREE GIFT will be sent shortly after! Remember, this is ONLY good through the 5th at 10pm so make sure you get yours before it disappears forever ;)

As for my special project.... (talk about card here)

Hope you enjoy! As for today's event, there are THREE NEW RELEASES and since we're feelin' generous on our birthday, we are giving away THREE August Release Prize Packs today (exclusive digi not included :) just for hopping with our Farmers and coming BACK to the TGF Blog to wish our little Farm a happy day!

You will have until 11:59pm CST tonight to comment on the DT's blogs and come back to the TGF Blog to leave some love!

Let's get started...first on the TGF Blog, where you can head back anytime in case you get lost or need to refresh along the way (trust me, we KNOW how exciting this is...heehee ;) oh! and we have ONE more special surprise today, too. Our Farm Fresh Challenge Team is joining in on the FUN! Please welcome these girls to our party as well- the more the merrier, I always say!

back to TGF Blog to leave your comment to WIN!

See you back soon and THANKS celebrating with THREE CHEERS for THREE YEARS! Here's to MANY more!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SURPRISE!!!

How amazingly adorable are the new Birthday releases from the Greeting Farm to celebrate the 3rd birthday of The Farm! Today we are giving you a sneak peek at a brand new birthday set featuring Oliver and Amelia called Surprise! Isnt this cutie just adorable??? This set will be available with the others on August 1st at the Greeting Farm store.
For my card I used Prima Sweet Fairy paper, as I love the white, yellow, and purple color combos. I think this is such an adorable card for a little girl, just precious! I love how Amelia is hiding behind the gifts, so sweet.
I colored my image with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R21, R30
hair - E99, E97, Y21, Y11
Dress & Bow- V12, V6, V00
Shoes- C1, C00
Gifts - G24, G21, G20, R02, R01, R00, Y21, Y20
The sentiment is also part of this set, and I just think it is adorable. So sweet, just like this adorable image. Please check out the amazing previews of this set that my teamies have created for you, they are sure to inspire and amaze you.
I will see you back here on Monday, August 1st for the Blog Hop to celebrate The Farm turning 3 years old!!!! Be ready for some great fun and great prizes!!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You're Invited....


Hey, everyone!

We are SUPER excited to cordially invite you to TGF's THIRD Birthday bash/Blog Hop! Can you BELIEVE the Farm is turning
three? We can't, and it wouldn't be a party without you, so please join us for a CELEBRATORY release!

When: Monday, AUGUST 1st, 2011
12:01 am CST-11:59 am CST
Where: TGF Blog

You definitely WON'T WANT to miss this. WHY? Well, here's ONE reason...introducing...
Birthday Anya 2

This little cutie is one of THREE new releases, to celebrate THREE years! And what's more? There will be THREE grand prize winners!

That is right! Just for hoppin' with the Farm on our THIRD birthday, THREE lucky commenters will be chosen to win the ENTIRE RELEASE! We are SO excited!
I colored Anya with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R21, R30
Hair - E27, E23, E51, E21
Dress & Shoes - R87, R85, R81, Rv10
Cupcake - e29, E23, Rv13, Rv10, R31, R30
Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the TGF Farmers because there is another little party go-er floating around today that you will definitely want to meet ;)
hear them!
That's it for me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with another birthday SURPRISE! Save the date and see ya tomorrow!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Shape it up!! - Simon Says DT


It's time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp, and this week we are challenging you to make a shape card, so no square or rectangle cards. For my card, I chose to use my Spellbinders Nestabilities Grand circles for the shape of my card. Then I used my Doohickey Tilda Lace die to add the border around the top circle, and viola!
Today is new challenge day at
This week our challenge is
Ingredients:
Images: Garden Tilda
Embellishments - Petaloo stem flowers

I hope you will join us in our newspaper challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week. The ever fabulous Heidi is giving the random winner a $50 gift card to the superstore!!!! Such an amazing prize, with so many ways to spend it!!! I cant wait to see all the ways you use newspaper in your creation.


I colored my image with copics markers.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R21, R30
Hair - E27, E23, E51
Shirt & Headband - RV13, RV10, RV000. G20
Overalls - B99, B97, B95, B91, G20
Boots - E43, E42, E40
Shovel - W5, W3, W1
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Make it Girlie
Anything Goes - Pick of the Bunch
Magnolia-licious - Summer Bash
Bunny Zoe's - Fun in the Sun
Paper Sundaes - Summer
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or die
Stamp Something - Something Embellished

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scarecrow Tilda

SUPER exciting news!!!! A few weeks ago, Simon Says Stamp was having a open call for submissions for anyone to submit a Fall themed magnolia card they had made for a chance to be placed into the Magnolia Ink magazine on Simon Says Stamp Ad. Well, it was just announced yesterday that one of my cards was chosen!!! OMG, I am totally and completely FLOORED and excited. I cannot wait to see my card in the magazine!!! I am going to officially be PUBLISHED, YIPPPEEE. Thank you so much Simon Says Stamp for featuring my card in your ad, I am so excited!!!
In order to celebrate, I decided to have a little play. It has been a while since I have made a card just for fun, and not for one of my design teams. So, last night I sat down and created a card just for fun using Scarecrow Tilda and making a sideways easel card. At first, I was not really a huge fan of this stamp, but now that I have inked her up and colored her, I totally adore her! Isnt she a doll?
I used my Prima jack and Jill paper stack for this card. I love the soft muted tones of this paper, and they went perfectly with this stamp, as a wanted a vintage shabby look. I did some faux stitching around all the paper panels, and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks.
I added some white lace to the center of the card, as well as some seam binding. The seam binding started as white, and I sprayed it with Denim Glimmer mist, then distressed it with Vintage Photo distress ink and crumpled it while it was still wet. I love the distressed look of it. I tied it in a double bow using my Bow Easy, then added a clear button to the center of the bow.
All of the flowers on my card are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used a Trellis Rose in brown, 25mm light blue roses, and cream colored aster daisies. I also added some punched Frond branches to the arrangement. I used self-adhesive pearls in the corners of the card for a final finishing touch.
I colored my image with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R21, R30
Hair - E27, E23
Hat and Hay- E35, E33, E31
Dress and gloves - B02, B00, B0000, B21
Bees - Y15 and Diamond Stickles
I also stamped one of my Tim Holtz branch tree stamps around the edge of the image panel using Vintage Photo.
I finished off the bottom/inside of the card using more of the Jack and Jill papers and seam binding. I also added some Magnolia dies cuts to my card. I used the Doohickey Swirl and Vintage Tag. The sentiment is also Magnolia, from the Sweet rainbow collection.
I hope you have enjoyed my card today, Thank you so much for stopping by.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
TOMIC - Stitching (real or faux)
Paperplay - Lace, Ribbon, and buttons

Midnight Madness DT- MMSC114

It's that time again, time for a new sketch at Midnight Madness.

"YOUR CHOICE"

Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)

Isnt this week's sketch amazing??!!! This week I made a card following the sketch, and a matching altered tin. What do you think?
I used some Webster's Pages Seaside Retreat papers, love them for summer cards! I paired them up with one of LaLa Land's new images, Mermaid Marci. Isn't she adorable? I just absolutely LOVE her!!! Fo the tin, I used a Prima Flowers tin that was empty, and altered it with some of the design paper and another Mermaid Marci image and lace, just like the card.
I followed the sketch for my card, and I love the way it turned out. I added lace around my image as the base, then added lots of Petaloo flowers as my embellishments! LOVE the Color Me Mine collection, I used different mediums to color the flowers, and love the way they match the paper colors. I also got the opportunity to add this hand-made stick pin that a friend of mine made for me! I just LOVE it to pieces!!!!! It is one of Tim Holtz mini bottles filled with sand and shells and a starfish on the outside, hanging from a hand-made stick pin with shell beads! It is so amazing in person, just love it! (Thanks Cammi!!)
I colored my image with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
Hair - E35, E33, YR21, YR20
Fin and Top - BG75, BG72, BG10, R08
Star Fish Hair Clip - R08, R02, R01, R00

We have some great prizes this week from our sponsors.

Our MMSC114 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is..

Stamp and Create and is offering a $25.00 gift certificate.

Our July Monthly sponsor is....

I finished off the inside of my card with more of the Webster's design paper and a turquoise silk bow. I used Petaloo Cantebury Vines from the Color Me Mine Collection, and colored with BG72 copic marker to make them turquoise to match the card colors. I cut them apart to add to my card, as they come in a big bunch, and I just wanted a few to look like coral. The green leaves are already a part of this set, and they work perfect for this sea scene. The flowers I used are the loose orchids, also from the Color Me Mine collection. I used my Lindy's Stamp Gang starburst stains in Honeysuckle Coral and Autumn Maple Crimson to color the flowers. The stains are just like paint dabbers, so they were perfect to color the flowers as I could dab them wherever I wanted the color.
I hope that you will join us this week for our sketch challenge at Midnight Madness.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, July 25, 2011

LaLa Land Challenge - Center Step card

This week at LaLa Land Crafts, we were challenged to create a center step card. This is the first one I have made, and it was actually pretty simple to create, and makes such an amazing and interesting card! I love it.
I was thrilled to work with one of the new images just released at CHA, Princess Marci. I just LOVE her, isnt she amazing???!!!
I used Kraft as my base for the card and added some Pink Paislee paper to the center panel of the card, however only a small part of it shows behind the image, but still gives a finished look to the center panel.
I colored Marci with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R21, R30, R02
Hair - E27, E23, E53, E51
Top of dress - C1, C00, R02, R0000, Y15
Skirt - R02, R01, R00, R0000
I added pink silk ribbons and bows to the side panels, and think this adds such a feminine and pretty touch to the card. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts pink 25mm rose and chocolate brown 15mm roses. I also tucked a Prima Leaf sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist behind the arrangement. The sentiment, Princess, was printed out on my computer and mounted on Chocolate cardstock.
I hope you will go over to LaLa Crafts Blog and see the other Center Step card my temaies have made for you, they are all pretty amazing!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Copic Creations - pastel Colors
Anything Goes - More Than One Fold
Stamp Something - Something embellished
Allsorts - Free and Easy

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Addicted to Stamps - Cupcakes

This week at Addicted to Stamps, we are challenging you to use Cupcakes in your creation. When starting this, I knew I HAD to use this adorable LaLa Land image, Sugar and Spice Marci. I just think she is so stinkin cute! Then I found these adorable Webster's Pages papers in my stash, and viola! Here is my creation.
Isnt it just perfect for this challenge of cupcakes???
I colored Marci with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R21, R30
Hair - E27, E23, E21
Dress and Bow - G02, G00, G0000
Apron - C1, C00, RV14, RV13, RV10
Shoes - C5, C3, C1
Spoon - E33, E35, E31
Cupcake - E29, E27, E25, RV32, RV00, RV14, Rv13
I added a pink silk bow, Magnolia Doohickey Die Swirl cut with pink cardstock, and a couple of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, and the card was done. That is the beauty of Webster Pages papers, they are so beautifully designed, you hardly need any embellishments!
I hope you will join us at Addicted to Stamps for our cupcake challenge. cant wait to see what you create!!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Basic Grey Challenges Design Team - Sketch Challenge

This week at Basic Grey Challenges, we have a fantastic sketch to work with.
Don't you Love it????? Our teamie Heather designed this beauty for you all to play with. Here is my take on the sketch
I used Basic grey Olivia papers to design this card. I just love the soft feminine colors, just gorgeous. I paired that up with Tilda with Ponytail and Bird Background from Magnolia. I love these two images together, so cute!
I colored my image with copics. I used a TON of them on these images and did not write them down this time, sorry.
I finished off the insides of the card with more of the design paper and a pink silk bow. I kept this card very simple as I wanted to the highlight to be the images. I make some small rolled flowers and a punched butterfly as embellishment.

I hope you will join us this week at Basic Grey for our sketch challenge. I cannot wait to see what you create.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Have you Heard the News??? - Simon Says Stamp DT

It's time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp, and this week we are challenging you to use newspaper. For my card, I chose to use Tim Holtz Lost and Found papers, as there is a newspaper looking paper in that stack, and I love the vintage/grunge look of the papers. I paired these awesome papers up with The Greeting Farm Blushing Bonnie and Blush Hello Background.
Today is new challenge day at
This week our challenge is
Use Newspaper.
Ingredients:
Images: The Greeting Farm Blushing Bonnie, and Blush Hello
I colored my image with copic markers.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R21, R30
Hair - E19, E15, YR21, YR20
Dress and Socks - RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91
Shoes - E43, E40

I finished off the inside with more of the patterned paper and a beige silk bow and ribbon.
Here is the artsy view of my card, just for another shot to show you. I hope you will join us in our newspaper challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week. The ever fabulous Heidi is giving the random winner a $50 gift card to the superstore!!!! Such an amazing prize, with so many ways to spend it!!! I cant wait to see all the ways you use newspaper in your creation.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Girlie Girls
Stamp and Create - Ribbon and Bows

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Simon Says Prizes!!!




PLUS


IF we make it to 1000 entries this week Heidi will give a $50 voucher to 2 lucky entrants to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store !!! Please link any creations that you have made since last Wednesday ,,,, Anything Goes !!! :-)

Good Luck to all :-)

Midnight Madness DT- MMSC113

It's that time again, time for a new sketch at Midnight Madness.

"YOUR CHOICE"

Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)

I had so much fun with this week's sketch, I just loved the layout. I chose to alter a Composition Notebook using the sketch as my layout, and I just love the way it turned out.
I used some K&Company paper from my Mega Stack, which I totally LOVE! I paired it up with Tilda Gone Fishing and Edwin Waiting for Fish, I love these two images together and think they are just adorable. They can both be bought at Simon Says Stamp, our weekly sponsor,

Our MMSC113 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is..

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This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. One random winner will win a $20 Gift voucher to their fabulous store. Be sure to stop by and check out all their wonderful crafting products.

I colored Tilda with Copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
hair - E27, E23, E53, E51
Overalls - B99, B97, B95, B91
Shirt - RV17, RV14, Rv13, Rv10
Boots - E43, E42, E40
Pole and Basket - E35, E33, E51
I colored Edwin with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R01
Hair - E33, E31, E51
Overalls - B99, B97, B95, B91
Shirt - Y35, Y33, Y31
Water - B02, B91, B00, B0000, BG10
Pole - E35, E33, E51

I used lots of Petaloo embellishments on my project. I used foam letters from their Color Me Creative Collection for the word "dream". They started out as white foam letters. I first stamped them using my Tim Holtz French Script stamp in Walnut Stain Distress ink. Then, I sprayed them all with Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist, and then edged them again with Walnut Stain. I LOVE the way they came out, so soft and pretty and perfect match for this journal!!!
I also added lots of Petaloo flowers, Assorted Flower Layers from the Color me Mine collection, to the journal, following the sketch. Again, they start out white so you can alter them with a variety of mediums to match your project perfectly! I sprayed mine with Pink Taffy, Lemon Zest, Carmel Apple, and Tattered Leather Glimmer Mists. Then I added some large bling to the centers to finish it off!
Petaloo is our amazing monthly sponsor, and they have an amazing prize for this month's winner.

Our July Monthly sponsor is....

I hope you will join us at Midnight Madness for our sketch challenge this week. I cannot wait to see what you create.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Crop Stop - Get Wet
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Colors
Papertke Weekly - Hot, Hot, Hot
Bunny Zoe's - Fun in the Sun
TOMIC - Nautical