Friday, December 6, 2013

Farm Fresh Friday - All that Sparkles

Hope St. Nick was good to everyone last night ;)   Well, since it's Friday, that means it's time for another Farm Fresh Friday challenge at The Greeting Farm .  This week it was my turn to pick the challenge.  I love diamonds, well, actually pretty much any sparkly jewelry ;), glitter nail polish, glitter Christmas decorations, rhinestones, and well you get the idea.  So, I decided to incorporate my love of all things sparkly, into this weeks challenge.....All That Sparkles.  You can use rhinestones, glitter, glittered papers, metallic papers, metallic embellishments, etc.....basically anything that sparkles.  

For my first card I used the Holiday Blessings Clear Stamp Set along with some TGF exclusive Holiday papers, which have since sold out.   I colored the trees with copics and then added rhinestones to each one and colored stickles to the tree toppers.  The two background papers from the TGF set I also accented with stickles (note to time remember to add the stickles AFTER the paper is adhered to the card and NOT before cutting it or you will have to wait until it all dries to continue  ;)  The Deconstructed Sketch looked like fun this week, so I used that for the card layout.
For this card I used the newer Dollie - digi stamp.  She is colored in copics and I added some white polka dots with a gel pen to her dress.  I added stome stickles to the background paper on top and to her collar.  I used two different ribbons and a polka dot button and then added some rhinestones to the punched border.  

Be sure to visit The Greeting Farm blog to see some beautiful creations from the Design Team, and to see how to play along with this week's challenge.  

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!  :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Farm Fresh Friday at The Greeting Farm

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Today it's time for another Farm Fresh Friday challenge at The Greeting Farm.  Joni challenged us to a color challenge.  I loved the combo so much that I made two cards. 
For my first card I used an older (and retired) stamp, Sassy Suzi.  I colored her with copics and added some stickles to the "fur" trim on her coat.  Her shirt and shoes are colored with a silver metallic pen.  I added some rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes on the border and to bring in a little more silver I used some silver cording.  
For this card I used Holiday Anya 3  and the digital image of Beanie Ian (which I had printed out before the rubber stamp <here> was available).  Don't they look cute together!?!  They are both colored with copics.  I added some white polka dots to Anya's scarf and some stickles to her hand warmer.  I also added some silver "pearls" to her boots and some silver to the star in her hair.  For the puffs on the end of Ian's hat I used some white liquid applique and colored it with a copic after I heated it up. This background paper was perfect for the challenge.  I cut out two of the glittered snowflakes from the leftover piece of this background paper and added them to the top of the card and for a little more silver I colored the edge of the sentiment with a silver metallic pen and added some silver "pearls".  

And here is the color combo in case you haven't guessed....pale blue, silver and white.

Be sure to visit The Greeting Farm blog to see the rest of the Design Team's fantastic creations.  

Are you in the mood for some Black Friday Shopping without the crowds?  The Greeting Farm has a sale going on now (through Monday, December 2).  Get 25% off your order by using the code BLACKFRIDAY.    

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Yee-Haw it's Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!   While going through my paper cabinet, I came across this unopened pack of paper and knew that the You're Wanted stamp set would be absolutely perfect for it it. 

I ended up paper piecing everything except her hair and skin (which was colored with copics), and even put part of her hat on dimensionals.  I added some stickles to the heart on her hat.  It's been a long time since I have used my sewing machine so I pulled it out, threaded up a bobbin and sewed a border on the paper panels and also sewed the lace onto the card.    
The embellishment that I made is really easy!  Just take some lace, accordion fold it and stitch some thread through all the layers.  Pull the thread so the lace forms a circle and then sew it shut.  I then put some bakers twine through a button, tied it in a bow and hot glued it to the center of the lace circle.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Release Day at The Greeting Farm

SWEET NOVEMBER!  It's Release Day!

Hi all!  We have JUST the cure for your trick-or-treating hangover today at The Greeting Farm!  It's November 1st and the gorgeous images you've seen for the past few days are now available in the TGF STORE!

We are happy to be adding My Heart, Frou Frou Sweet, and the adorable Oliver/Amelia Valentine to our line of lovable, versatile TGF characters.

For my card I chose the new Oliver and Amelia Valentine set.  I colored Oliver with copics and put him on a heart background which I added a few of the heart cutouts from the border punch to.  A bit of ribbon and some pearls and it was done.  I love the sentiments in this set, but I think this is my favorite....every night when I tuck the kids in I say "I Love You Always and Forever", so this one will definitely get a lot of use!

Today as always, there's a chance to WIN all the above!  Be sure to check out the TGF BLOG too, not only for our hop, but to see who's "ALTER EGO" won the contest!  We're excited and can't wait to get started, so just head on over and let the fun begin! 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!  :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TGF Previews Day 1 - My Heart

It's almost the end of the month, and aside from Halloween, that means new releases are coming out at The Greeting Farm!  Today is the first day of previews and I get to show you the new "My Heart" stamp set. This is a gorgeous 6"x9" set and has a variety of images, words and sentiments.  This set would be great addition for those that love mixed media projects.  
For my first card I colored the image with copics and paper pieced her dress and heart ribbons.  Instead of making her dress sleeveless, I made it mid arm length.  I stamped one of the sentiments on patterned paper and sponged the outer edges.  I added a few pearls and roses to finish it off.  

I also colored this image with copics and paper pieced her dress, but you may notice she looks a bit different.  After coloring her I though she would be just as cute without the pony tails, so I gave her a haircut.  I also changed the dress to be sleeveless this time.   The papers are from The Echo Park Sweet Day collection (currently out of stock).  I stamped the heart from this new set, cut it out and used it for an accent piece.  To finish it off I added some organdy ribbon and a rose along with the "loved" sentiment which is also from this new set. 

Stop on over at The Greeting Farm to see some more gorgeous samples using this versatile stamp set and to find out how you can one of your own!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!  :)   

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Alter Ego.....


Welcome to DAY 1 of our fun contest announcement!

After a lot of requests to bring back special contests such as "Rockin Rebel", The Greeting Farm has a few FUN announcements to make today!

First of all, beginning in November, we will be discontinuing the Retro Fresh challenge and also the GVT, but have no fear, a new FUN contest will take place quarterly such as the one we're about to announce today.   In addition, we will be continuing all the Farm Fresh Friday challenges, so there will still be plenty of fun on the Farm!

We are also excited to announce another customer-wide blog hop opportunity for the holidays, so be sure to stay tuned for info on that right after the November release!

For now,  we are excited to introduce you to TGF's latest contest:

How FUN is this going to be?   We know there are a lot of you creative peeps out there who do amazing things with our line of stamps, and sometimes you love to kick it up a notch or two by switching heads, bodies, clothes, etc.   Well, with Halloween coming up,  we thought it was the perfect time for a contest, so here's your chance to do it to WIN a prize!

For my card today I used Sassy Suzi's head and the body and hat from Latte Anya.  I colored her with copics.  I stamped the sentiment on the background paper and added some pearls and twill ribbon to finish it off.


1.)  You MUST use at least two (2) TGF stamps to create your character.

2.)  You must create a NEW project.

3.)  You can create a card, altered project, whatever you'd like.   On day 2 of our DT preview (10/24), the IN LINKZ will open.  You have until 10/31 (Halloween!) to create your "Alter Ego".  Winner will be announced on RELEASE DAY, November 1st!  How exciting will THAT be?!  Well, even MORE exciting because wait until you see the prizes....


1.) Winner will receive their choice of two (2) 4x6 stamp sets  AND a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT at The Greeting Farm!  We are changing the way we do our Guest Designers as of this coming month, in the hopes that we can give even more talented peeps a chance to showcase their work.  Guest spots will now incorporate 1-2 features a month on the TGF blog and give LOTS of creative freedom to the designer, so believe me, you'll want to show us what you've got!


InLinkz will open on October 24th on the 2nd ALTER EGO post on the TGF blog.  All contest submissions should be uploaded by October 31st at 11pm CST.  

Have TONS of fun with this... we can't wait to see who YOUR "Alter-EGO" will be!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy Hallobean

Today it's time for another Garden Variety Tuesday over at The Greeting Farm!  This week Anita challenged us to use Halloween Colors.....pretty easy to do since it is just around the corner.

For my card I used the new Hallobean digi stamp.  I colored her with copics and added some stickles to the stars and moon on her hat.  To better match the star paper to the striped paper I took a copic and colored the white stars green.  I used the spider web border punch by Martha Stewart and then added a black satin ribbon along with some chipboard stars and a chipboard sentiment.

I had to use a different paper since I ran out of my Copic x-press did that happen?!?!?  Since I had some Neenah Exact Smooth White leftover from printing tags for a consignment sale I participated in I thought I'd try that.  Well, definitely not my favorite, it tends to bleed more than I would like so I have to be really careful when coloring in small spaces or along the lines, but until I get my favorite back, it will have to do ;) 

Be sure to stop back tomorrow, I have something fun to share with you.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!     

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Garden Variety Tuesday - Did someone say Christmas?

Today it's time for another Garden Variety Tuesday over at The Greeting Farm!  It was my turn to pick the challenge, and since Christmas will be here before we know it, I thought it would be nice to get started on those Christmas Cards.  My challenge is "Head Start on the Holidays", make a Christmas Card.

For my card, I used the new Holiday Anya 3 and colored her with copics.  I added some liquid applique to her hand warmer, and then covered it with stickles.  I also added stickles to her star and some pearls to her boots.  I chose a monochromatic theme based on the background paper, and since I really didn't want to cover up much of it (I love all the flocked detailing), I kept the layout very simple.  I added some ribbon, and a sentiment (I outlined the punched shape with a copic and added some rhinestones).  This would definitely be an easy card to make multiples of!

Be sure to enter this weeks challenge at The Greeting Farm, I'd love to see your Christmas Cards! 

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic day!  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's Release time and here's Anya......

Hi, everyone!

Thank you so much for joining us in The Greeting Farm's OCTOBER release!  

We are really excited about Anya coming home for the Holidays (for the 3rd time! ;), Dante's super cool look, and the Western Cuties made themselves RIGHT at home on the Farm!   Which one is your favorite this month?  I know, I's always hard for us to choose, too!

Today I am showcasing Holiday Anya 3.  She is just so sweet!  I colored her with copics, added polka dots to her scarf with a gel pen, and added stickles to the star in her hair and her hand warmer.  I came across a glittered star, so I added that to the poinsettia's along with some ribbon.  I can't wait to color her up again!

The releases are NOW AVAILABLE in the TGF STORE, but as always, our awesome DT has LOTS of eye candy for you and there's a chance to WIN the entire release for hopping with us!  Just leave your comments and come back here letting us know you did for a chance to WIN!!   You have until 11:30pm CST to enter and the winner will be announced tomorrow here on the blog.  Thanks for stopping by, and here's the order of your October Release Hop:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's time for another TGF preview

It's nearing the end of the month, and so it's time for some previews for the new stamps! Today is the second day of previews, yesterday Holiday Anya 3 was up and today it's Dante.

For my first card Dante was colored with copics.  The papers are from the Simple Stories Awesome collection, and the sentiment and star accents were from that as well.  

For my second card Dante was colored with copics.  The sentiment is from an older TGF Creeper Crew set.  I sponged all the papers with ink and used a brick embossing folder for the background.  I added a few metal dot accents to finish it off.  The papers are from the Echo Park All About a Boy collection (currently sold out).

Stop on over at The Greeting Farm to see some more fantastic cards using the "new boy on the farm" stamp and to find out how you can one of your own!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!  :) 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Life is Fabulous with Frou Frou

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I am sharing a card I made with one of this month's new releases, Frou Frou Fabulous.

Today I went with subtle color theme, pale green and cream.  I colored the image with copics. Since I couldn't find the right shade of green in all my copics (and I have all of them but the last 12 released), I colored over the green with the T0 copic.  One of the papers came embossed love that ~ saves an extra step ;)   For embellishments, I used a bunch of pearls, silk like leaves that I had sitting around forever, cream colored satin ribbon, a button and a doily.  I attached the image and sentiment with foam dimensionals.  I love how the doily looks like it is lace peeking out of her dress at the bottom.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Smile - You Are Picture Perfect


Hi everyone,

Welcome to the SEPTEMBER RELEASE day at The Greeting Farm!

It's a great day to ring in some royally cute releases with our awesome Design Team here on the farm.    In addition to the release, we have some super fun buzz going on over on our Facebook page regarding a "Super Secret Stamp Club" coming SOON!   In addition, if you haven't picked up the August newsletter from last month yet, be sure to check it out, because there's an exclusive "esSAY what?!"  contest going on for a few more weeks that you won't want to miss!

For now, we know you're all excited to get right down to the important part- the awesome creations you'll see along the hop today as well as a chance to WIN the ENTIRE RELEASE!
Aren't the new sets this month amazing?!?  I love them all and had a hard time choosing which I wanted to showcase today.  In the end I decided on the new Picture Perfect.  Anya was colored with copics, I used a white gel pen to make polka dots on her dress and put her on dimensionals.  My paper choice was easy, I had to use Echo Park's Here and Now collection ~ it is just perfect for this set!   I didn't want to cover up too much of the camera paper, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum using only the Film and Polaroid Die along with the Delicate Words Die.  The sentiment is also from the Picture Perfect set, and I added a few rhinestones to it. 
Just be sure to head down this list, and then back to the TGF BLOG letting us know you've finished the hop.  You have until 11:45pm CST to finish hopping and we'll announce the winners during FFF tomorrow!  WOO HOO!

Have a fantastic day!  :)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Royal Cuties Preview for TGF

It's the end of the month, and you know what that means.....previews for the new stamps! Today is the third and final day of previews,  Today I am showcasing the new Royal Cuties stamp set.  
For my first card I colored the image with copics, added some polka dots to the bottom of her dress with a white gel pen, and stickles on her bows and the heart on her crown.  I added some grosgrain ribbon, a button/twine embellishment and some flowers.  Most of the patterned paper is from Echo Park's Beautiful Life collection.
For my second card I colored the image with copics and added some pearls to the top of her crown.  I kept the layout really simple on this one just adding a few more pearls and some scalloped ribbon.   

Stop on over at The Greeting Farm to see some more gorgeous cards using this adorable stamp set and to find out how you can one of your own!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!  :)  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Garden Variety Tuesday....White Wedding

It's Tuesday so that means time for another Garden Variety Tuesday over at The Greeting Farm. This week Maria challenged us to use 3 or more layers:

For my card I used the new Layer Cake Clear Stamp set.  I stamped the cake pieces in embossing ink and heat embossed it with detail white embossing powder.  After that, I used an embossing pen to color in the hearts and the swirls on the cake and then heat embossed that with a glitter embossing powder.  The platter was stamped with gray ink and then I added pearls to it. To add texture to the different layers, I used the Swiss Dots and the Modern Wallpaper Cuttlebug folders along with a heart border punch.  To finish it off, I added a few more pearls and a satin/organdy ribbon and bow.      

Head on over the The Greeting Farm blog to see some more amazing work from the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!  :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Items for sale

I simply have way TOO many items in my craft room that are not being used so I am having a Craft Sale.  I have a LOT more to add as time allows, so keep checking back.

You can find the items under the "Items for Sale Tab" above or by clicking here.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Farm Fresh Friday - Anything Goes

Happy Friday!  Today it's time for another Farm Fresh Friday over at The Greeting Farm.  This week the challenge is "Anything Goes".

For my card I used Birthday Anya 3 and colored her with copics and added some stickles to the heart in her hair and the candies on top the cake.  In case you didn't know,, The Greeting Farm now carries some 6x6 paper pads and I used papers from Echo Park - So Happy Together.  To add a decorative edge to the mats I used the Tulip Border Die.  To finish it off I added some rhinestones, bakers twine, and a flower/button/bow combo.  The sentiment is from the retired Chef Ian set.     

Stop by the TGF blog to see some more creations from the Design team and to enter your own project. 

Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend!  :)  i

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Retro Fresh Birthday

Happy Wednesday!  Today it's time for a Retro Fresh challenge at The Greeting Farm and this month the challenge is "Birthday Hoopla"...very appropriate since this is TGF's birthday month.

I wasn't sure which image to use, so I pulled out one I haven't used in a LONG time ~ Sassy Susie.  She is colored with copics and I paper pieced the balloons.  I added some polka dotted ribbon and a few rhinestones.  

Head on over to the TGF blog to see the rest of the Team's creations and to enter your creation for the challenge.  One lucky winner will receive a 4x6 set AND a single in stock stamp.  

To enter follow these simple rules:
Use a TGF image that is 6 months or older
Create any project of your choice
Add it to your blog or online gallery and link it up on the TGF blog.
You may enter until Tuesday, September 10th at noon CST.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day! :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Farm Fresh Friday - Mix it Up

Happy Friday!  Today it's time for another Farm Fresh Friday over at The Greeting Farm.  Today I got to pick the challenge and chose to "Mix it Up".  All you need to do is use parts from two different TGF images and combine them to make one.  This is a fun way to customize your images even more.

I decided to use the head from CC Monday along with the body from CC James and colored both with copics.  I couldn't find any true red and black paper in my stash so I took some paper that was black with cream flocking and colored the cream color with a red copic.  I added some riveted leather trim, a flower/button/bow combo and some silver "pearls".  The sentiment was stamped with metallic ink.     

Be sure to visit The Greeting Farm blog to see the rest of the Design Teams fantastic cards and to enter your own Mix it Up creation.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend! :)

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