Friday, September 30, 2011

HELLO and WELCOME to the OCTOBER release at The Greeting Farm! Not only do we have FIVE SPECTACULAR new releases available, a NEW challenge team debuting today on the Farm Fresh Challenge blog, we are THRILLED to bring you a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT- probably one of the biggest in TGF history...

THE GREETING FARM IS PROUD to announce that we have been invited to be the newest MEMBER COMPANY on SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS!!!!!

We are beyond thrilled and honored to become a Member Company and cannot wait to share some of the benefits and excitement with ALL of you!

For those of you NEW to Splitcoaststampers (SCS), it is the single largest online community for stampers and a wonderful place to access tutorials, a vast online gallery, and tons of ways to get involved with their awesome forums dedicated to stamping and much more!

As a MEMBER COMPANY, The Greeting Farm now has our VERY OWN FORUM to encourage ALL of our customers, new and old to get out there and chat with us, while we keep you up to date on the latest TGF happenings :) With over 700,000 unique hits a month, we are excited about the potential to meet NEW Farm friends, but we are mostly SO, SO very excited about being able to have a 'home' to chat with you, get to know you better, and post fun and important information ALL in one place! We really look forward to this being a means of getting closer to our stamping community, welcoming new stampers and getting to spend more time with our cherished current customers, as well!

Splitcoaststampers also offers a wonderful Member gallery where you can upload ALL your photos, even non- TGF cards, to their gallery and use different keywords depending on what you're uploading. Please use this keyword for all SCS gallery posts: thegreetingfarm (no spaces :)

Last but not least, if you are new to Splitcoast, it's a free service, so all you need to do is pop on over and register a user name and password just like our own Gallery :) Should you lose the above link to get to the TGF FORUM? No problem! Just log onto Splitcoast, enter the FORUMS> Member Companies>The Greeting Farm! WOO HOOOO!!!!! We are SO EXCITED about this announcement!

If you have ANY questions whatsoever, please contact Jess and she will be happy to answer them!

Now...ON with the SHOW! Hooray! We hope that you will come to our RELEASE EVENT TODAY, beginning atNOON CST, and chatting throughout the day! Around 10pm CST. there will be an ENTIRE release to give away to one lucky SCS user who chats with us on our "RELEASE PARTY CHATTER" thread, so come on over and check us out! You can chat with us ANY time before 10pm CST-winner will be announced on the TGF BLOGand on our SCS chat :)
Last but not least, our DT BLOG HOP begins as there is ANOTHER OCTOBER RELEASE PRIZE being given away to anyone who completes the DT hop and leaves a comment here on the TGF BLOG!

Thank you so much for participating and for being here with us on such an exciting day!
Hope to see you ALL on the new TGF FORUM! Hooray!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Hello, TGF friends!

So, are you all exhausted, reeling from this FULL week of previewing the FIVE new stamp sets being released at The Greeting Farm TOMORROW????? Well, we thought we'd help out with that and wind down the week with a nice cup of tea....

However, winding down is not all THAT possible because we have a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW, don't forget! For now though, sit back...relax...and pour yourself a cup or two of inspiration from our new "Teariffic" set:
I love this cute set, these tea cups are my fave, simple, yet adorable. I also love them cause they are perfect for any occasion, and I love versatile cards and images.
I colored up my cups with copics. I kept the colors bright and cheery to match the colorful Webster's Pages papers that were the perfect match.
We are totally zen on the TGF BLOG today too (ok, we are bursting with excitement about tomorrow, but we are TRYING to be, anyway!), so be sure to head over for more project inspiration and another chance to WIN "Teariffic" today! Thanks, as always for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for ALL the excitement!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

An Apple a Day - Simon Says DT

It's that time again, time for a new Simon Says Challenge. This week our theme is Anything Goes and the design team and I are showcasing brads. SUPER SIMPLE!!! :) I hardly rarely reach for my brad anymore, so I had such a blast with this card, love it!
Image: Chess Tilda , Pixie Cottage Apple Bench
I colored my stamps with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E31, E35, YR23, YR20
Pants - E42, E41, E40, E43
Shirt - G24, G21, G20, YG63
Shoes - W5, W3, W1, W0
Bench - E33, E31, E35
Basket - E25, E23, E21
Apples - R27, R24, R22
Grass - G20, G21, G24, YG63, YG03
Flowers - Y15, Y13, Y02
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spee in the

I hope you will join us at Simon Says Stamp for our Anything Goes challenge this week. I cant wait to see what you create.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College fund - Happy Fall
Just Magnolia - School/Fall Inspired

Monday, September 26, 2011

Build a One-sie (Girl)

Hey, everyone! I'm back and excited to bring you the next preview from our October Release atThe Greeting Farm! After the popularity of our Anya and Ian "wardrobe" sets a few years ago where you could build your own outfits, we've decided to give the wee-ones a turn to be fashionable and introduce you to "BUILD A ONESIE: girl!" This sweet set of cute couture will be available in CLEAR polymer when it's released on October 1st!

There are TONS of possibilities with this set! Here's what I came up with, for starters:
I love how cute this set is. I do not have any little girls in my family, but my sister-in-law is pregnant, and we are crossing our fingers that it might be a girl. I love this stamp set, as you can mix-and-match the logos on the onsie to any that fir your needs, just great!
I colored up my onsie simply with copics. I also added one of the other design stamps around the border of the image panel, and stamped it with Victorian Velvet distress inks. I love how this adds to the card.
Be sure to visit the TGF BLOG today to see how you can WIN a set of your own today! Thanks again for stopping by and see you soon! In the meantime, be sure to check out the TGF BLOG every day to stay tuned into our week-long October preview week!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"SLEIGHBELLS RING...are YOU listenin'?"

Hello, Farm Friends! It's hard to believe that in a few short months, we'll be twirling into Thanksgiving, caroling into Christmas, and putting some HEART in the HOLIDAYS! While we don't want to rush any of the magical times ahead (and maybe not rush that cold weather, either!), we know that it takes time and energy to get a head start on those Holiday cards!

Today marks day one of a FIVE-day PREVIEW EVENT at The Greeting Farm, and we are thrilled to bring you our first sneak peek at a new CLEAR stamp set, simply titled "CLEAR CHRISTMAS!" Before we get to previews, we have a SUPER special October Guest Designer to announce today! Please welcome the amazingly sweet and talentedLORI CRAIG to our TGF family this month! Lori's blog, "Make a Difference" is inspiring and from the heart, you'll definitely want to visit and we are over the moon that she is joining us this month. WELCOME. LORI!
Well, to start off these previews, I chose to use the cute Santa's Sleigh for my simple card, which I think turned out adorable. This Christmas set has so many cute stamps, it was hard to choose.
I love this cute sleigh and sentiment. It is perfect for those holiday and wintery cards.
Well, does that get you in the spirit, even though it's a little early? We hope so! Don't forget to check out the TGF BLOG today for MORE samples from the entire DT and a chance to WIN this set before it's released! What's more? We have a HUGE announcement coming on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st during our RELEASE day post and you will NOT want to miss this one...promise! Not only do we have a new release coming, a new Challenge Team coming October 1st...we have ONE more exciting announcement and it might just be our best one YET! Thanks for stopping by today...I will definitely be back with more very soon!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College fund - Holiday Goodness
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Christmas Challenge

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Throwback Thursday with Cheeky Rockabilly

Hi Gang! It's me, Farmer Becca, here with this week's Throwback Thursday. This week I have chosen my all time favorite line, Cheeky Cherry stamps, and have chosen to showcase Cheeky Rockabilly. I just love how sassy these stamps are, especially this one! Isnt she adorable?!?
I love breaking out older stamps and giving them some new love, as our newest stamps always get our love, but the older ones sometimes get neglected. So, I love this cutie image, and wanted to see how she looked in this ultra-girlie papers and theme. I wanted to keep this card very girlie, so I used some Vintage Flowery paper and added lots of flowers as embellishments. I love making shabby feminine cards, and this image is perfect for that touch of sass!
I hope you will join me this week and dust off some of your older The Greeting Farm images and give them some inky love!

To Die For - Simon Says Stamp DT

It's that time of the week again, time for another Simon Says Stamp Challenge! I love mid-week, just for these challenges!!! This week, our challenge is To Die For, and my teamies and I are showcasing My Favorite Things Dienamics!
Embellishments: Prima Say it in Pearls
I colored Miss Anya with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50, E51
Shirt - E99, E97, YR23
Skirt and shoes - W7, W5, W3, W1
Bag - E21, E40, Y28

I hope you will join us at Simon Says Stamp for our To Die For challenge.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 am entering this card into the following challenges:
Pile it on - the Colors of Fall
iCopic Lover - Unloved Colors
Sketch and Stash - Free Sketch (sketch 57)
Stamp and Create - Bow Easy
Whimsy Inspirations - Polka dots

Monday, September 19, 2011

LaLa Land Challenge - Embossing

Its time for another challenge at LaLa Land Crafts, and this week the challenge is embossing. I am really not an embosser, so this challenge is always a hard topic for me. But, I pulled out my embossing folders and got to work with this card.
I used some K&Company papers from their Julienne collection, which I just adore. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder for the white panel behind the image, and serves as my embossing for the challenge requirements. The colors are just gorgeous of this paper, and it broke my heart to cover any of it up! I paired them up with Roller Skate Marci, whom is adorable!
I colored Marci up with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E0000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31
Overalls - B99, B97, B95, B91, Y15, Y00
Shirt - W1, W00, Y15
Helmet - Y15, Y13, Y00, RV17, RV13, RV10
Skates - W1, W00, Y15, Rv10
I hope you will pop over to LaLa Land Crafts and check out what my other teamies have created this week, as they have some gorgeous inspiration for you.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Creatalicious DT - Anything goes

This month at Creatalicious our theme is Anything Goes. I love these themes, as it is so much fun to just see where your creativity takes you. I made an early Halloween card for this month, as October is quickly approaching (isn't this year flying by???). I used this adorable new digi from the Greeting Farm, Cheeky kitty, Isn't she just adorable???
I used some of my old Halloween papers in my stash by Recollections. I think they are last years papers, or the years before. I am really not that into Halloween, so I do not have a lot to choose from, but wanted to use this adorable image as a Halloween card for a friend for this year. I think they are perfect.
I colored this cutie with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E35, YR23, Y23
Cat Suit - W5, W3, W1, W00
I added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to my card. I used a large white trellis rose, which I sprayed with Raven Glimmer Mist to make it the black/dark purple color (love this color for Halloween cards). I also used white 15mm roses, which I sprayed with key lime pie glimmer mist to match the card color. I then added some Martha Stewart frond punches as the leaves.
I finished off the inside panel with more of the design paper and a lovely lime green ribbon and bow.
I hope you join us at Creatalicious for our Anything Goes challenge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Holiday Goodness

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Its time for a new challenge at Simon Says and this week our challenge is A Song or Movie title as your inspiration. I chose to work with this adorable new image, Dancing Queen, which was my Song Inspiration for this challenge.

I colored Tilda with copics:
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Dress - C1, C00, R85, R87, R81
Shoes - C5, C3, C1
I finished off the inside of the card with more of the design paper. I love the soft girlie colors of this paper, and could not bare to waste any of it, so I added it to the inside panel, and finished it off with a pink silk ribbon.
I hope you will join us at Simon Says for our Song Title/Movie Inspiration. 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 hope you join us at Simon Says for our Song Title/Movie Inspiration Challenge. I cant wait to see what you all create.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, September 12, 2011

LaLa Land Challenge - Use a Doily

This week at LaLa Land Crafts, we were challenged to use a doily. This is not really a challenge for me, as I love using doilies on my cards, such a great feminine touch. Here is my take for this week's challenge:
I used this gorgeous Bo Bunny paper, which I love the shabby chic feel of it. I did not want to cover it up too much, so I kept the embellies to a minimum. I added the doily behind the image, which I love to do, to just see a bit of it peeking out, so feminine. I picked Fancy Marci to use this week, as I love her and think she is just such a little lady, which was perfect for this shabby chic card.
I colored Marci with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Dress - R02, R00, R0000, E44, E43, E42, E41
Shoes - E44, E43, E42, E40
I added some pretty Prima layered flowers with pearls. They are so delicate, such a great touch. I also thought a Tim Holtz Adage ticket was perfect for a sentiment, I distressed it a bit too.
I hope you will pop over to LaLa Land Crafts to see what my other teamies have come up with, as they are amazing!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Let's Go Fly a Kite... - Simon Says DT

It's that time of week again, time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp. This week our challenge is Multi-fold, so I chose to make am easel card, as this is one of my fave types of cards to make. They are so easy to make and yet are interactive, so they are interesting to the recipient. This week my teamies and I are showcasing My Mind's Eye, so I chose to use the My Mind's Eye Fly a Kite paper pad. I just adore the colors of this pad, so bright and cheery.
I colored my image with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B91
Shirt and Shoes - W1, W00, R27, R24, R22
Kite - E33, E35, E31, YG03
I hope that you will join us at Simon Says Stamp for our Multi-fold challenge 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!!!

Here is the bottom portion of the easel card, there is plenty of room for a personal note and sentiment.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
7 Kids College fund - Easel Cards
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Primary Colors
Bunny Zoes - Easel Cards
All That Scraps - Stretch your imagination
Copic Oz - Let's get Sporty
Stamptacular Sunday - The Sky's the Limit
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Easel Cards

Monday, September 5, 2011

LaLa Land Challenge - Anything but a card.

This week at La La Land Crafts, we were challenges to create something other than a card. These challenges are always so much fun, as it forces me to think outside the box and create something new. This week I decided to create a tag. This tag is something near and dear to my heart, I created a tag for 9/11.
My brother is a fireman, and this image, Fireman Luka, is one of my faves. I wanted to make something special in remembrance of the tenth anniversary of September 11, so this little tag was perfect. I cannot believe it has been 10 years already, but we will never forget how we felt that day our country was attacked. Luckily, I feel like we have become a stronger nation. My heart goes out to the families who lost a loved one, and especially to the families of the brave firemen, as that is so close to my heart. We will never forget you all!!!
I colored this cutie with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R02
Hair - E27, E23, E21
Hat - R29, R27, R24, R22
Overalls - Y15, Y13, Y02
I sprayed the tag with Red Velvet and Denim Glimmer Mist, then used one of my Tim Holtz flame stamps to stamp the background images. I also distressed the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink. The stars are grungeboard which I painted with white dabber paint and added Rock Candy crackle paint to the top. I printed the sentiment from my computer, and then distressed it with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink.
I hope you will pop over to LaLa Land Crafts and see the other amazing projects my teamies came up with, I am sure you will be inspired.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:
PIle it on - B is for... Boy
Charisma - Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps - Anything but a card
Stamptacular Sunday - The Sky's the Limit