Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It's TGF RELEASE DAY today--and that's no April fools joke! :) All of the SWEET previews that you've been spying this week on the TGF and CA&F blogs are now in the store~ and that includes:
'Get Well' by Marina Neira, Stamping Anya, Wild Sprouts Eric and Dee Dee, and Oliver & Amelia 'Buddies'! Hooray! Can you stand the cuteness?
My card today, for your viewing pleasure, features Oliver from the 'Buddies' set. I'm so excited to have a puppy stamp now!!! AND the O&A stamps are so much fun to color!!
Be sure to stop by all the DT blogs for more inspiration!
Today we are also excited and honored to announce the 1st "TGF Cares" Charity Card Drive. This is something that TGF has been wanting to do for a long time, and now it's finally coming together for a really great cause that is dear to many of our hearts. A few years ago, Jessica was introduced to a family who was only a few weeks away from losing their two-year old daughter. Even through this terrible tragedy, the family couldn't say enough about how wonderful the Ronald McDonald House had been to them. (Please see Jessica's blog for more on this touching story and how TGF customers can help put a smile on the faces of many who are in need of them!)
There are so many sick children whose families do everything short of moving mountains for these kids to help them get well. Not only is it important to lift the spirits of these courageous children, but also the families-the parents, siblings, and other relatives-during all of the emotional ups and downs of a child's fight for life.
TGF is proud and honored to be collecting cards that will go to the RMH and the Fairview Children's Hospital in/near Minneapolis. Cards will be given to the children, as well as parents and siblings of these petite patients, to encourage them during the long and brave journeys of theirs. Be sure to stop by the TGF BLOG today for complete details on this special contest and see how you can get involved.
***THIS JUST IN~~(I'm adding this at the bottom because I don't want to take away from the important TGF Cares message)
TGF is featured in this month's edition of ScrapStreet Online Magazine!!! And...I have to grin a little from ear to ear because it's my first time being published, and what an honor for it to be because of and along side my TGF family!! Thank you Marie and Jess, from the bottom of my heart! EEEEEEK!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Oliver and Amelia 'Buddies' Set
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, K&Co. PP
Ink : Copics
Embies: PTI Button, Linen Thread, Joy Ride Stickers, Punch
for a FABULOUS release!! Yipee! Tomorrow is release day at The Greeting Farm and the new stamps are CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Today the Farmers and Critter Crew are giving you another little sneakie peek of Marina Neira's 'Get Well' set!
Even more heartwarming, we (at TGF) are calling all of YOU to action this week by heading up a CHARITY CARD DRIVE for sick children and their families. Tomorrow you will hear more about that from Jessica and be given instructions on how you can enter this card drive and put smiles on the faces of sick children and their family members who are affected by all of the heartbreaking illnesses out there. TGF has been wanting to do this for some time now and we can't wait to see how many cards can be collected for this wonderful cause!
The Charity Card Drive will take the place of a blog hop this month, but it's rumored to have a HUGE prize of it's own, so stay tuned! In addition, there will be prizes given away tomorrow to celebrate our Release Day--a comment contest for immediate gratification :) So be sure to stop by the TGF Blog for the Official Contest rules and also to find our where to leave your Release Day comments!
The Design Team-Farmers and Critter Crew alike, have some SUPER cute samples today on the TGF Blog and our own personal blogs too! In fact, ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen today from ONE of our blogs to WIN this "Get Well" set by Marina! We don't even know who's hiding it...so be sure to make your rounds!
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here and on the TGF Blog tomorrow!
BLOG CANDY posted HERE
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This is my first Easter card! I have been itching to use all the fabulous Sweet November stamps that I just couldn't resist snatching up from All that Scraps. The SNS are designed by the fabulous Amy Young, who inspires me daily with the cutest layouts and funtastic card ideas!
So for this card I've used Baby Bunnies Tulip and paired him with a cute little frog from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, as well as this fun Be Loved paper from My Mind's Eye! And as promised, I've used my Martha Stewart grass punch too!!
This was such a fun card to make!
Be sure to stop back tomorrow because I'll have another preview for The Greeting Farm and a small announcement about their next big customer challenge!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wow, I'm really overwhelmed with the response to my blog candy ( HERE ) so far! I wanted to thank everyone so much for your kind comments! I wish I could give the prize to every single person! Alas, we will wait to see who is the grand prize winner (AND two runners up!) on April 22.
My card for you today is for a very dear dear friend of mine. She is SO beautiful inside and out and such a Blessing to everyone she meets! I celebrate her friendship and her life every day...but especially on the day she was born...I can't say who it is because there has to be some element of surprise for her, right? :)
For this special card, I've used Wild Sprout Camille from The Greeting Farm. I thought it would be super fun to add some butterfly wings to Camille, as she flutters around spreading cheer! I also got to use my new Martha Stewart Grass punch (you'll be seeing that again real soon)! There are SO many toys out there to play with right now...if only I had a money tree!
Tomorrow I will have an Easter Card for you, but until then I hope you have a FABULOUS Monday!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Wild Sprout Camille
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love, Crate Paper Mia (cut-outs), AC Textured CS, Sage Shadow
Embies: Sage Shadow Ribbon, Making Memories Button Brad, Peach Thread
Thursday, March 25, 2010
It's Friday, it's Friday, it's FRIDAY!
Yipee!!!! I don't know about you, but this week just FLEW by!
AND since it's Friday, that means it's time for a Farm Fresh Friday Challenge again with The Greeting Farm!!
Today is an extra special FFF because the DT gets to show you a sneak peek of Marina Neira's new "Get Well" set that will be released on April 1st (I'm not foolin you:) !
There are two cutie images and two sweet sentiments in this set. I didn't think I had any "get well" stamps, besides sentiments, so I was very excited to see that this set was coming out! Now I can wish everyone Well! :)
The Farm Fresh Friday challenge today is a COLOR challenge. And I LOVE this combo! I flipped through my stash of My Mind's Eye paper and found this nearly perfect match! Yay! I love it when that happens!
I hope you'll play along with us this week. And be sure to check out the SNEAK PEEKS that CLUB ANYA and FRIENDS have coming up for you too!
Have a great weekend!
BLOG CANDY posted HERE
I'm so excited to show you my card for today! Spring is showing itself a bit here in Seattle with little blossoms popping up all over and the rain making an appearance (when doesn't it make an appearance!) to help the new life grow. I can even see bit of green foliage on my little hydrangea that I planted last year! This is a true bit of excitement for me because I don't usually have a good record in aiding my plants to have a long, abundant life. :)
SO, with that said...all of this Spring and Water and New Life reminded me of Water Lily Beauty from the Busy Beauties Boutique and I just HAD to whip up a card using her! Water Lily Beauty is one of the new stamps for March and I really love how she has a 20's charm to her, as well as being a beautiful water nymph! You can check out the rest of the March releases and what's currently in stock at the BBB HERE!
I also was inspired by two challenges for this card. I tried to go with the AWESOME layout for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 66 this week. I loved the simplicity of this layout and thought it was perfect for using a larger panel for my image.
The second challenge that I thought this card might fit into since it celebrates Spring and "winged things" is the Chapter 5, Oh Alice Challenge. Chapter 5 is about the Caterpillar and we all know that caterpillars metamorphose into beautiful butterflies...so even though Water Lily is most likely a fairie...today she is a beautifully transformed butterfly!
I hope you'll go and check out these awesome challenges and be inspired by all of the amazing examples!
Tomorrow I'll be back with another Farm Fresh Friday, so be sure to check back. Until then, don't forget to sign up for my BLOG CANDY!
Stamps: Busy Beauties Boutique Water Lily Beauty (digi), PTI sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey Kioshi, Certainly Celery
Ink: Copics, Spica Clear
Embies: SU Soft Suede Ribbon, White thread, Dew Drops
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
BLOG CANDY posted HERE
Hello Friends! How is your Tuesday going? It's a beautiful day here in Seattle...and I always like Tuesdays because I get to look forward to another confusing/exciting episode of Lost (only 9 more episodes left!).
For my card today I wanted to showcase Wild Sprout Ebony. I used her for my "Down the Rabbit Hole" card a couple weeks ago, but I was just itching to use her again and pair her with some fun papers. Speaking of papers...I'm giving away some, so be sure to check out the above link!
Many of you mentioned in your comments yesterday that Basic Grey is one of your fave paper companies, well it's one of mine as well! I think I have a little sample of every paper line and I know I have ALL of the buttons...my name is Kadie and I'm addicted to BUTTONS! :)
So for this card I wanted to pair Ebony and BG Junebug and when I started flipping through the papers I kept thinking...Spanish Fiesta...and wanted to make it look like Miss Ebony was ready to party! To add to the "party" look there's a lot of Spica sparkle on the card that I wish you could see...alas, the camera does not pick up Spica very well.
You may have noticed too that she's not sporting her usual skull t-shirt. While I do love it when she wears this shirt and think it adds to her spunky personality, I didn't feel it went with the Junebug papers as nicely and wiped it off for this special occasion.
That's one of the many things that I love about The Greeting Farm stamps...they are so versatile...you can mix and match and swap heads and bodies and alter galore because they are all nearly the same size!
That's all for me today! I hope to see you back here tomorrow! Stay tuned...until then check out my blog candy!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Wild Sprout Ebony
Paper: Basic Grey Junebug, Crushed Curry, Cosmo Cricket sentiment
Ink: Copics, Clear Spica
Embies: Basic Grey Junebug Buttons, Kaiser Kraft Flowers, SU Ribbon and Punch
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hello and Happy Friday, Friends!
I'm back with another Fabulous Farm Fresh Friday! This week's challenge over at The Greeting Farm is a sketch challenge, provided by Farmer Mary and it's a fun one!
For my card today I've used Amelia from the Oliver and Amelia "Happy Day" set. I just LOVE these cuties and was on pins and needles waiting to get mine in the mail! And it was just as I suspected; they are SO MUCH FUN to color up!
I hope you'll play in this week's challenge!
Be sure to stop in on Monday because I will be posting some CANDY (the last item up for grabs finally came in)!! :) Have a great weekend!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Oliver and Amelia Happy Day
Paper: Basic Grey Green At Heart
Ink : Copics
Embies: SU Ribbon, PTI Button, Making Memories Stars, MS Thread
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
I'm sorry I don't have a festive card for the occasion, although I do enjoy this "holiday" a great deal...especially when people wear those glittery headbands with the shamrocks bouncing about on springs (love that!).
My card for today may have been more appropriate for last month's festivities, but I just couldn't resist; the moment I saw this adorable TGF Darling sister I knew I had to pair her up with the Cosmo Cricket Chemistry paper...it's all about the HEARTS!! I played around with my layout a bit until I ended up doing something a bit more eclectic (which I love) but then I'm sad to say, I covered up a lot of the hearts! Ah, well. I have to admit that I love that this Darling sister is holding a string of paper hearts...it's so sweet!!
To check out the Darling Sisters and the rest of the March stamps from The Greeting Farm, you'll find the store HERE.
Hope you have a Shamrock Shakin' Day!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
They say it's your birthday (da na na na na) We're gonna have a good time (da na na na na)!
Hello, and Happy Friday! Today it's a birthday celebration over at The Greeting Farm...and in honor of our beloved leader and TGF owner Marie turning 30, this Farm Fresh Friday Challenge is to make Birthday cards!
For my card I've used Oliver from the new Oliver and Amelia set. I also tried something super fun by adding candy! I was trying to figure out what kind of candy would be small enough and colorful to fill this little heart window and finally decided on Nerds. I can't remember the last time I bought or ate (yes, I had to try a few!) Nerds. And when I went to the store to buy them the only package they had was rainbow, which turned out to be neon rainbow colors...so I picked out all the orange Nerds to match this card. :) Since my nephew is turning 6 next week I thought this card would be perfect for him!
I hope you decide to play along with us over on the TGF blog! And be sure to check out the awesome samples from the rest of the DT gang! Have a GREAT weekend!
It's Thursday, it's Thursday!!
I don't know why I'm so excited...oh yeah, it's because after a brief pause my friends Mary, Sandra and I are back with our Card Kit Trio! For this month's kit Mary sent us these fun and bright papers to pair up with Kraftin Kimmie's Drucilla! I have been admiring these Kraftin Kimmie stamps all OVER the place and was SOOOOO excited that we got to play with her this month (thank YOU, Mary)!
I have made this card for a very dear, dear friend of mine (even though I'm a little late) and it's crafted with much ♥♥♥
Check out what Sandra and Mary have created using the same supplies!
See you tomorrow for Farm Fresh Friday at TGF!
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Drucilla, PTI sentiment
Paper and Embies: See Mary :)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I feel like I was gone more than just one day and I've missed blogging to all of you! I know I said that you'd see me back with another card yesterday, but alas, I was home sick and tending to two crazy dogs. BUT I'm here today and this time with a card that just makes me SMILE! In fact, as I was packing up my bag to go to work today and placing this card in it, I said to DH..."look at this card, the sentiment is for you." He always makes me smile.
So, there are some exciting things coming up...Tomorrow my friends and I are back with our kit cards (after short 2 month hiatis), Friday is a very FUN Farm Fresh Friday and then LOOK for a follower BLOG CANDY post coming up early next week (you won't be disappointed!!)! Until then, have a Fabulous hump day!!
Stamps: All That Scraps C.C. Designs Sugarplums Ballon Trevor, TGF Fly Away clouds, SU sentiment
Paper: SU sale-a-bration PP, Tempting Turquoise, Mat Stack Brights, Old Olive
Embies: Paper piercing tool, Green Thread
Monday, March 8, 2010
Hi Friends, Happy Monday!
My card for you today was my entry for last month's Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards Swap. Our hostess was the fun and fabulous Tanja and she chose a theme of flowers and buttons...oh how I LOVE buttons!!
I was also excited to use some of my new PTI stuff...and in fact, a dear friend of mine sent me this 'flowery' set for my birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect for this theme!
That's it for me today, just a short post...we got another doggie over the weekend and I didn't get much sleep; waking up every few hours to tend to him...good preparation for kids I suppose! See you tomorrow!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Friends 'til the end (NO DOUBT! xoxo)
Paper: Papertrey Ink In Bloom PP, SU Old Olive and Razzleberry
Ink: Craft White, Razzleberry, Black Stazon
Embies: Making Memories Button, Magenta Thread, Paper Distress Tool
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This week seems to have flown by and it's time for Farm Fresh Friday again! You're in for a treat---since the new Alice in Wonderland movie comes out today and because all things Alice inspire our dear TGF Creative Coordie, Jessica---today's FFF challenge is called "Down the Rabbit Hole!" Create an Alice or a rabbit inspired card!
For my card I used a promotion poster from the movie (scaled down), as well as TGF stamps, Ebony Sprout and the Rabbit from the Wonderland set. I don't know if you can see it very well, but Curious Little Ebony is about to venture down the rabbit hole in this scene. :)
There's something else VERY exciting going on at TGF today and that's the welcoming of our new CRITTER CREW!! It's a new term and not only are we welcoming back the existing crew: Mercy, Sandra and Sparkle, but we're adding two more talented ladies!!! Congrats and Welcome to Heather and Jami!! You can look forward to seeing these talented ladies amazing Critter Creations for the next 3 mos!
And on that note I'll wish you a Funtastic weekend and hope you'll stop by Splendid Stamping and play along with us! See you on Monday!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Ebony Sprout, Wonderland Set (now available in digi form)
Paper: AC PP, Old Olive, BG Eerie
Embies: Primas, Kaiser Kraft Flowers, BG Buttons, Black Thread, Offray Satin Ribbon
BUSY BEAUTIES BOUTIQUE NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP & CHALLENGE!!!!!
Welcome & THANK YOU for joining the Busy Beauties today! If you are arriving here from Michelle's Blog, you are hopping right along. To start at the beginning, please visit Carolyn’s blog.
We are super excited to introduce a new set of images and also share some news! Coming Soon...The BUSY BEAUTIES BLOG! We are hoping to have all the kinks worked out and launch the blog next month, but we just couldn’t contain our excitement and want to get our feet wet now with OUR FIRST EVER BUSY BEAUTIES CHALLENGE! Our theme is “GO GREEN!” and the challenge is to use GREEN as the predominate color on your card/project. The challenge is open from now through WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH (St. Patrick’s Day)! BBB images are of course encouraged & preferred, but not required for this one. Since our official blog is not yet ready, Catherine will be hosting the challenge on her blog, where you can find all the nitty-gritty details and link your creations. (She's the last stop of the hop, so just keep bopping along.) And since this is our premier challenge, there is a tangible prize package for the winner:
The PRIZE includes: Basic Grey Origins 6x6 pad; 4 yards of American Crafts satin ribbon, 1 yard of May Arts striped twill ribbon, 1 jar of Shimmerz. (Oooooh, I wish I could win it! :)
For my card I've used Spring Blossom Beauty and lots of GREEN! You can find Spring Blossom and all these other fun stamps you've been seeing, in the store on Saturday!
Thanks for visiting! Your next stop is the Fabulous Catherine! Enjoy the show and we can't wait to see your GO GREEN Challenge creations!
Stamps: Busy Beauties Boutique Spring Blossom Beauty Digi, PTI sentiment
Paper: PTI Blossoms, AC PP, Old Olive, Whisper White, Kraft
Embies: Offray Satin Ribbon, Kaiser Kraft Flower, Leaf Pin, Pearl Dots, MS Tag Punch, Brad
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Hello on this fine Wednesday!
I'm sorry for the delay in my post today but I spent the morning taking my sweet doggie to the vet! Poor guy!
BUT I'm here now and I have another Alice in Wonderland inspired card!! This time it's my entry for the Chapter Two challenge on the Oh, Alice Challenge Blog. I just LOVE what the DT is showcasing there!!
I saw these Wonderland (Sassyland) inspired stamps from Sassy Studio Designs a little while ago and just had to have them! They are all so fun...and sassy! :)
The Chapter Two challenge is a sketch designed by the Lovely and Talented, Mary Giles...who just happens to be a dear friend of mine, so I had to play! And I hope you will play too! I can't WAIT to see the movie on Friday!!
Okay, that's all for me today BUT I will be back TOMORROW with new releases for The Busy Beauties Boutique and some exciting news on upcoming events for BBB!! Yipee!!! See ya later!
Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs Sassyland Little Alice Digi, Sassyland sentiment
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, AC textured CS
Embies: K & Company punched ribbon, BG Buttons, Yellow and Green Thread
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Hello and Happy Tuesday!
It's getting closer and closer to the Alice in Wonderland film debut! And that's why I want to share this fabulous news: if you missed out on the retired Wonderland set that TGF used to have in rubber, it's now available in DIGI form in the TGF store!
So to celebrate I've brought back a card I made back in the day (even before I stared using Copics)! I just LOVE this set and am so excited that it's back in the store (for a limited time)!
Hope you have a Tea-riffic Day!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Hello and Happy March 1st!
I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Tea Party with The Greeting Farm! I love tea and parties and TGF...so it was THE BEST combination!
AND TODAY is Release Day!! Yipee!!
So, I'm here with one of the stamps that's new in the store today! This is Camille and you may remember seeing her previously as a digi stamp...well, now your wishes have been heard and she is available in rubbah!!
Hop on over to the store right now and check out all the cuteness!
Oh WAIT before you do that I have a second card for you today!
I don't know how I missed posting this cutie! This is Super Anya and she's from the "Amazing Duo" set. She's blasting off to tell someone very special that she thinks he or she is SUPER!! (indeed!)
Okay, now head over to the store! lol
Have a Fabulous Monday!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Camille Sprout, PTI sentiment
Paper: Making Memories PP, AC textured CS
Embies: Kaiser Craft Flowers, BG Buttons, Teal Thread
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Amazing Duo (anya)
Paper: K & Company PP, Green Gable, Tempting Turquoise, Yellow
Embies: SU Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, Paper Distress Tool, Piercer, Brads, Cuttlebug Emboss, Orange Thread
Layout: Case of the Fabulous Amy Sheffer