Monday, October 31, 2011

November Greeting Farm release

OMG, I cannot believe that it is already November 1st!!! Where has this year gone? Only one more month before Christmas season, cant wait!!! Anyway, this month The Greeting Farm stamp releases are just ADORABLE!!!! I simply adore all of them, dont you?
I chose to use Creeper Saturday for my creation today, since I did not get to show you him on my blog yet. I LOVE the creepers, and the boys are no exception, I think they are simply adorable, so hip and trendy.
Isnt Creeper Saturday just so cute! I love his wavy locks, so adorable.
I colored him up with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Pants - B99, B97, B95, B91
T-Shirt and Shoes - C1, C00
Undershirt - YG91, YG97

I added some grungeboard stars to my card, which I painted with antique white paint, and then distressed them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I always struggle with masculine cards, but I love adding gringeboard pieces to them, as it always adds the perfect touch.
There will be a prize for someone who visits all the Design Team blogs today and leaves a comment. The full list of designers can be found at The Greeting Farm blog. Have a fun hop around, and run to get your new TGF images, as I adore all of them, and Im sure you will too.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Creepin' by with a Halloween "hi"

Happy Halloween!!! Hope you are all ready for a fantastic TREAT, its not a TRICK! Im here with another sneak peek for The Greeting Farm. Introducing Creeper Sunday. Isn't he adorable? I just love the Creepers, and the additional boy images are just adorable.
I chose to use Creeper Sunday for this card today. I am not a huge Halloween person, but thought that he looked adorable against this skull paper. Isnt he so adorably preppy???
Some of my teamie are showcasing Creeper Saturday today, which I will preview for you tomorrow.
Creeper Saturday/Sunday along with Matilda and Holiday Anya available Nov. 1st. I love this month's release, as I adore every single image. They are all just so super cute.

I colored Sunday with copics. I wanted to keep him in neutral colors, and loved him with black hair, seemed to just fit him perfectly.

*Don't forget to join us all day on SCS for random chitter chatter, some prizes, and FUN!

*Guest Designer contest going on now through November 10th, first round will be posted during our first 'virtual stamp event' on our SCS forum on November 11th.

*ALL clear sets are stocked and ready to make their way home to you with your November stamp purchases!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for RELEASE DAY! See you then!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

icopic - Manly theme

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wild Sprout Matilda!

Hi again!

I'm back with another preview today from The Greeting Farm!

We couldn't help but notice a new little someone “sprouting” up this November...and have a sweet sneak preview for you today!



Matilda is sassy, sweet, and everthing in between and will be released on NOVEMBER 1st, so grab your wish lists and check them twice!

In addition to all of the FUN going on around the Farm this coming week, The Greeting Farm would like to invite you to come and hang out with us for FUN chatter throughtout the day on our SCS Forum and hopefully we'll run into each other live at some point!

Last but not least, and you'll hear more about this on RELEASE day, mark your calendars for November 11th- our first live “virtual stamp event' on our SCS forum with a themed challege, prizes, and our very first customer hostess of the evening. This is something we are planning on doing once a month so if there are any potential hostesses out there, stay tuned!!!

For now, be sure to visit the TGF BLOG for more details on how you can WIN WS Matilda today and thanks for coming by!

Let's Go for a Ride - Simon Says DT

This week at Simon Says Stamp, our challenge theme is Anything Goes. My teamies and I are showcasing Bo Bunny and I chose to use Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers, they are one of my all time faves! The paper collection and colors are gorgeous.
Images: Magnolia Skateboard Tilda, Magnolia Tulip Walkway, Magnolia Sun
Embellishments: Prima Wild Flowers
I colored my image with copics. LOTS of colors, and I did not write them all down, sorry.
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.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - Getting Punchy
Paper Sundaes - Flowers and Distressing
Copic OZ - Springtime challenge

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Holiday Anya

Hello Farm friends!

This month has really flown by, hasn't it? We hope you've enjoyed the 5 clear stamp sets we released at the beginning of the month and hope you'll join us for some more fun and chatter on November 1st when The Greeting Farm brings you another character-packed release!

That's right! We're back this month with some brand-spankin' new additions to our very beloved line of TGF characters and we are covering ALL the bases this month! We've got a new Sprout, TWO new Creepers, and an Anya that will have you at HELLO, believe me!

Speaking of HELLO's, we have a VERY exciting announcement today too! Please welcomeKRIS PALAKIKO to our Design Team as our November Guest! Most of you know Krisfrom all of her enthusiasm and participation in many of our challenges over the past few years...pretty much since TGF's beginning back when we were still “Pink Poison!” She is a die-hard fan, loyal customer, and talented crafter and we hope you'll stop by to welcome her to the Farm this month! On that note, a HUGE note of thanks to Lori Craig who was our wonderful October guest! We are going to miss her but know she won't be a stranger and I'm sure a lot of you will be running into her in our new Splitcoaststampers home! Thanks Lori and WELCOMEKris!

….and WELCOME to the newest little sweetie on the Farm...


Isn't she beautiful? We just adore her and are thinkin' you might too...(wink ;)
I colored Anya with Copics: SKin - E21, E00, E000 Hair - E25, E31, E50 Dress - R29, R27, R24, R22 Holly - G24, G20, YG63Holiday Anya is the first of FOUR single, rubber stamp previews so stay tuned tomorrow for more...bu for now, visit our blogs because ONE of us has Holiday Anya hidden and up for grabs! You never know WHO will win might be you!

Thanks for stopping by today and see you tomorrow with someone else sprouting up on the Farm

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Greeting farm Designer Spotlight

Hi there The Greeting Farm fans. It is me, Farmer Becca, here with this week's Designer Spotlight. I hope you all had a great weekend, I sure did. I got lots of family time (which is my favorite), got to watch my son's football practice, and spend a little time in my craft room, which is always fantastic! Here is one of the creations I came up with this weekend usingI love this set, I think it is my favorite of the clear sets. I love how the images can be used for an all-occasion card, as I always seem to find a need for them. Plus, I love adding flowers to my cards, and this set just seems to be perfect for adding flowers!
I hope I have inspired you to get a little crafty this week. Break out those TGF stamps and ink them up. Hope you have a great week

Friday, October 21, 2011

Twinery Blog Hop

Welcome to our combined Blog Swap/Hop today featuring two fantastic companies, The Greeting Farm and The Twinery! If you're just getting here from Kim Yu's blog, WELCOME! If you have yet to begin the hop, please visit the TWINERY BLOG to begin! Hooray!

We are so excited to bring you a fun hop, loads of inspiration when the world of TGF Rubber stamps collides with the quality baker's twine we've all come to know and love, and some of the most talented designers in the industry with new and fun projects to share!

Did we mention PRIZES? There are definitely a few of those too so you'll want to check out our event today! Thank you so much for coming!

The Greeting Farm first sprouted into the stamping world in 2008 as a small dream and has cultivated into something wonderful because of wonderful customers like you! With three years of farm-fresh images under their belt, TGF is going strong and love brings you fun-loving, animated characters, including the best-selling "Anya" line. The Greeting Farm brings you cute, charismatic images that are LOADS of fun to COLOR! There is truly something for EVERYONE on the Farm and we are so glad to be teaming up with the Twinery today!

As for the Twinery, twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, this TOP quality baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! The Twinery twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! It has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

I chose to use The Greeting Farm's Clear stamp set, Build a Onsie - Girl, and pair it up with the pink and white twine from the Twinery. I love how the wine matched perfectly to the paper colors I chose and the image is just adorable.

Now...I DID mention something about PRIZES, didn't I? ;) There are TWO prize packs up for grabs and you will have until Sunday, October 23rd at 5pm CST to comment on ALL the blogs and enter for your chance to win one of them!

The Greeting Farm is giving away their ENTIRE November release EARLY to one lucky winner- that is four stamps in all and EARLY nonetheless!

The Twinery is giving away one “COLORFUL BUNCH” sampler pack!

That's TWO great prizes, TWO chances to win...and endless inspiration beginning HERE:


Julie Ranae

Jessica Diedrich

Emily Leiphart

Lori Craig

Caroline Stender

Carisa Zglobicki

Angelica Suarez

Tracey Pickersgill

Tifany DeGough

Denice Bartucci

Grace Hester

Kim Yu

Becca Fabozzi

The Greeting Farm Blog

Thank you SO much for stopping by today! Now it's time to head over to The Greeting Farm Blog blog, thanks so much for sharing in our SUPER fun event today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Greeting Farm - Throw Back Thursday

It is my turn this month to host Throwback Thursday at The Greeting Farm. I am so excited, as I love pulling out my older stamps and inking them up to play! This one was especially fun for me, and I think you can tell.
I chose to use Creeper Tuesday. I just ADORE the Creepers, and she is one of my faves. She is just so sassy and so much fun to color. I paired this cutie up with some of my Prima Moulin Rouge paper stack, as I think the paper has to be just as sassy as the image. I love all the colors and designs of this paper, it is amazing.
I colored her up with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20
hair - E25, e31, E50
Dress - C7, C5, C3, C1, E44, E43, E41, E40
Boots - C7, C5, C3, C1
Crown - Y13 and yellow stickles
I finished off the inside of my card with more of the gorgeous design paper and a black silk bow.
Lots of I am Roses flowers were added to this card as well. I used 2" white rose which I painted with Black Magic Glimmer Mist to match the colors of the design paper. I also added brown cherry blossoms, and small brown flowers. I accented all these flowers with Magnolia Doohickey leaves and a hand made beaded stick pin.

I hope you will join me and pull out some of your older TGF stamps and get inky!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mary Had a Little Lamb - Simon Says Stamp DT

This week at Simon Says Stamp, we have a new challenge for you all, and it is Inspired by a Nursery Rhyme. This week my teamies and I are showcasing Magnolia stamps and products, so this was a perfect one for me, as I LOVE me some Magnolia!!! Here is what I came up with.
Medium - copic markers
I colored Tilda with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Clothes - BG10, R02, R01, R00, R0000
Hat - E42, E41, E40
Shoe s- E25, E23, E50
Fence - E33, E31, E50, E35
Grass - G20, G40, G24, YG03, YG63
Flowers - RV14, RV13, RV10
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spee in the

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Creatalicious DT - distress your edges

This month at Creatalicious, we are challenging you to Distress Your Edges. So, I busted out my Distrezz-it-all, and here is the creation that I came up with.
I broke out one of al time fave stamps, Tilda in Fall leaves. I paired her up with Basic Grey papers, which are the perfect blend of fall colors. Love it!
I colored Tilda with copics
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E25, E31, E50
Shirt - C1, C0, E99
Pants - B99, B97, B95, B93
Leaves - Various fall colors.
Of course I added lots of I am Roses Flowers, which I adore!
Two-tone brown roses, Mixed Cherry Blossoms, and Small brown 2-tone flowers
I hope you will join us at Creatalicious for our Distress your edges challenge.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - favorite color combo
TOMIC - Magnolia Forever
Just Magnolia - Dawny's Distressed

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Boo! - Simon Says Stamp DT & LaLa Land Crafts

Boo! It's time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge! I am also posting this card for LaLa Land Crafts, as the challenge theme is the same. This week our challenge is Halloween. I am really not a Halloween person, so this is a struggle for me each year when it come up, but I do love how this card came out! What do you think?

Paper: Recollections
Flowers - I am Roses Vintage Plum Purple Roses, Orange Cherry Blossoms, and white Mini Roses (which I sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist to match the papers)
I colored cutie Marci in with copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E35, YR23, Y23
Hat, Bows, and Shoes - C7, C5, C3, C1
Dress - V17, V15, V12, V000, YR03, YR02, YR00
Pumpkin - YR03, YR02, YR00
Tights - YG03, G20, G40
Broom - E25, E35, E33, E30, E50
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 Halloween challenge.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with option of punches
ABC - A is for Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping - Halloween Challenge
Shabby Tea Room - Fall Flowers
Stamping for the Weekend - Colors of Autumn
Pixie Cottage - Dark and Spooky
Paperplay - Autumnal Colors
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sparkle and Bling - Simon Says Stamp DT

It's that time again, Time for another Simon Says Stamp Challenge. This week is an easy one, Sparkle and Bling. This week my team and I are showcasing Stampabilies Peanuts images
I colored with copics - BG13, BG11, BG10, BG000, Y15, Y13, E25, E31, G24, G21, G20, B0000. I added lots of stickles over the stamped image to give lots of sparkle and shine.
I hope you will join us at Simon Says for our Sparkle 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 tag into the following challenges:

Monday, October 3, 2011

LaLa Land Challenge - Dots and Spots

This week at LaLa Land, we were challenged to use Dots and Spots on our creations. I love this Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper with big Polka Dots, so that was an easy one!
I paired my gorgeous papers up with cutie pie, Ruffles Marci. I love her in purple, she looks so fancy!
I colored Marci with Copics.
Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair - E25, E31, e50
Dress and Headband - V17, V15, V12, V000
Shoes - W5, W3, W1
I added lots of fun flower ribbon from my stash, and some I am Roses Flowers. I used Purple Curly roses, and Purple Cherry Blossoms.
I hope you will stop by LaLand Crafts to check out what my other teamies have come up with for inspiration.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I am Roses Haunted Halloween Contest

I Am Roses Haunted Halloween Contest

Hi Everyone!

It's time for another I Am Roses Creative Contest! The theme is "Haunted Halloween." Please make sure to incorporate I Am Roses products in your contest entry (for example: altered project/tags/layouts/cards). Be Creative!

Contest Details:

Domestic and International Contestants welcome! 1 entry per contestant only please.

The contest submissions are open Oct. 1st through Oct. 14th, 11:59pm PST. Entries must be submitted via video response on Youtube. Slide show video responses are welcome. **Note**ALL video responses must have the RATINGS ENABLED.

Now it's up to you, the viewer, to vote for your favorite submission. Please cast your vote by clicking on the "LIKE" button on your favorite video project. Voting ends Oct. 16th 11:59pm PST. No exceptions. The winner will be announced on the I Am Roses Channel the following day Oct. 17th 2011. Thank you! :-)

Please see video for additional details.

If you have any questions, please send us a private message on the I Am Roses YouTube channel. (Please DO NOT message the designers on their private channels.)

GOOD LUCK to all the participants. We can't wait to see your submissions. HAPPY CREATING!!