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 It......how 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 know...it'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:

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