Monday, November 30, 2009

Victorian Reader

Happy Monday to you! Hope you're recovering well from all that great eatin' this weekend! In case you didn't get enough rolls during the feast over the weekend...we're on a roll here with the sneak peek posts! bahahaha
If you received the Nov TGF newletter than you know we're welcoming another new stamp designer to the TGF family and her name is Elizabeth O. Dulemba. She will have 3 stamps available in rubber on Dec. first!
This card is made using Elizabeth's Victorian Reader. I had to really put myself in a different place and time for this card, especially after working with Friday's funky fresh Chibis! But once I got this beautiful image stamped out and put pen to paper I was transported to Sense and Sensibility...hope that shows in my card and I hope you're excited about these new stamps! Please stop by the other DT's blogs and check out the rest of the collection!
See you again tomorrow for a Sweet Message!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Victorian Reader
Paper: SU! Cottage Wall, AC textured CS
Ink: Copics
Embies: Nesties, Basic Grey Lemonade Sticker, Brads, Celery satin ribbon, decorative scissors

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Sprout with Sass

Hello Again! Happy Saturday! Is your head still spinning from shopping yesterday? You're probably sleeping in...I'll wait for you, don't worry.
Okay, feeling better? Got your coffee? Ready for another sneak?
Today the Team is showcasing Sassy Suzi Sprout! Does she looks familiar to you? You may recall our Design a Sprout contest a few months back...Suzi was the big winner, designed by Kim Yu! And today's your lucky day because Kim is giving away this adorable new Sprout on her blog TODAY!! So pop over there and leave a comment! I also wanted to give a special shout out to the Crazy 4 Challenges team and their inspirational sketch last week. And specifically to Robin Willis who's gorgeous take on the sketch inspired me in my Suzi card. Thanks, Ladies!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Sassy Suzi Sprout, Keep Cozy Sentiment
Paper: SU! Retired Wintergreen DSP
Ink: Copics, Emboss Powder, Emboss Irredescent Sparkle
Embies: Nesties, Basic Grey Buttons, Thread

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Par-tay!

Hello All and welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for the December release at The Greeting Farm!!
First, I want to give a big shout out and welcome to our Dec Guest Designer, Gabby!! Welcome, Girl! We're so excited to have you and can't wait to see your awesome creativity bring Marina's designs to card-life!
Next, let me introduce you to a brand new line of stamps for TGF by artist Jessica Hymas called Chibis! There are 10 of these cuties and they will be available in digi form on Dec 1st. Be sure to stop by each of the DT's blogs so you can see all 10!!
My card for you today is made using Shibuya Chibi. I'm thinking that she's named after Shibuya Tokyo, but it makes me want to shout it in excitement Shi- BooYah!! Aren't these stamps fun?! I borrowed this wonderful layout from my dear friend, Jeanette. Thanks, J for inspiring me!
Thirdly, today's FARM FRESH FRIDAY!! Makes my favorite day of the week even better! This week's challenge is to make a card inspired by your fave sweet treat. Many of these Chibis are sweet-inspired and so Shibuya is rocking her sweets in the patterned paper. :)
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday and are finding tons of great Black Friday deals today! Wahoo! Be sure to come back tomorrow for more sneaks!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Chibi Shibuya Digi, Anya Says sentiment
Paper: K & Company, Pacific Point
Ink: Copics, Wild Wasabi
Embies: SU! Pacific Point Ribbon, Basic Greay Button, White Thread, Crystal Effects

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Goodship Lollipop

I grew up watching Shirley Temple movies (I loved musicals!) so I can't help but think of her singing, "On the good ship lollipop, it's a sweet trip to a candy shop..." when I see this adorable Lolli Anya! This is another fun stamp that The Greeting Farm released this month and the CADT did an AMAZING job showcasing her and filling our heads with song (so yes, of course I had to add another)!
I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Lolli Anya, Stamping Bella sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey Nook and Pantry, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Copics
Embies: Diamond Stickles, Cuttlebug Emboss Folder, SU Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Misc Button, SU scalloped circle punch

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Little Things

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!
Okay, so...who saw New Moon over the weekend? I did! My brother, SIL and I all went and it was PACKED; hard to find 3 seats together. Actually, I had to politely ask someone to move over and we were 4 rows from the screen...alas, it only made Edward that much bigger to my eyes. Haha.
Well, it's a short holiday week, gotta love that! We'll be heading over the mountains to visit family for Thanksgiving. It should be fun! I hope it doesn't snow though! :) While I do love the snow, it has prevented us or made great efforts to prevent us from having pleasant journeys to visit our family in the past.

For today's card I used C.C. Designs Sugarplums Autumn Emma and I know she's a fall stamp but it just may be possible that she's sitting on that bench waiting for a few snowflakes to fall (she doesn't have to drive over the pass this weekend, she's a kid). I paired this stamp with some awesome Fancy Pants paper I was gifted and I just loved the printed sentiment so much, I just had to figure out a way to use it all!
Thanks for stopping by today and I WILL have blog candy this week to celebrate my 115 followers, but I'm still waiting for one more thing to arrive, so please keep checking back! :)
Hugs, kadie

Stamps: All that Scraps, C.C. Designs Sugarplums Autumn Emma, Bench from Dec. ATS stamps
Paper: Fancy Pants Daily Grind, AC textured CS
Ink: Copics
Embies: Basic Grey Buttons, Paper Piecing Tool, White and Green Thread

Friday, November 20, 2009

No Patterned Paper??!!?!

Are you for reals?? LOL! This week's Farm Fresh Friday challenge is to make a card without the help of our dear friend, Patterned Paper. I can already see the tomatoes being thrown my way because this week's idea was mine. :) I just thought I'd get us all back to a bit of our grassroot days when we thought we had to buy all the SU background stamps to make bg's...which I did end up using for one of my two cards today! Haha. Well, I hope you have fun with this challenge and I can't wait to see what you come up with. Be sure and stop back to my blog next week because I'm going to be posting some blog candy to celebrate surpassing 100 followers. Wahooo! Thanks, Friends!!

Deets for card 1:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Me Time Anya
Paper: Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Guava, Baja, Celery, Not Quite Navy
Embies: SU Groovy Guava Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, White Thread

Deets for card 2:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Me Time Anya, SU sentiment, Hanna Stamps Floor stamp, SU background stamp
Paper: Mat Stack Brights CS, Choc Chip, Kraft, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Copics, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Emboss Powder
Embies: Nesties, Leaves from Forte Tea Bags

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Fairy Season

Hey Friends!
I'm sorry I have been slacking in the "words" dept. this week...getting over a cold and my head is all stuffy.
But I just had to pop on today and ask...have you seen the GORGEOUS fairies that The Greeting Farm has been showcasing?? Well, today is the day that they are available in digi form at the Farm!! Yipee! All the examples so far have been absolutely stunning!
Have a wonderful Day!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Winter Fairy Digi, Anya Says Sentiment
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly, Nutmeg, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Copics, Clear Spica
Embies: Basic Grey Button, Sheer Ribbon, Bling and Pearl Dots, Fiskars circle cuttter

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Party Time

The Greeting Farm, Flapper Anya (LE decades series), Studio G sentiment
Paper: DCWV Citrus, Real Red
Ink: Copics, Brown Stazon, Memento Black
Embies: Nesties, SU crushed curry ribbon, jewel dots, SU corner punch

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pamper Yourself

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Me time Anya
Paper: Fancy Pants The Daily Grind, K & Company, AC textured CS
Ink: Copics, Memento Black, Not Quite Navy
Embies: Nesties, Primas, Basic Grey Button, American Crafts Ribbon, Bella Dew Drops (thanks to a friend!), Paper Piercer, White Thread, Kaleidescope emboss powder, Heat Emboss Tool, SU corner punch

Friday, November 13, 2009

Make a Wish

Once upon a time I wished that I would find a fun hobby...then I discovered stamping and found sooooo much more! I've found something I love and can pour my creative engery into, I've found AWESOME friends and I've found the joy of working on a fantastic design team for a super sweet company (TGF!).
Today is part two of the guest designer search/contest at The Greeting Farm. If it's your wish upon a star to design for TGF and you've already entered part 1 of the contest, then please join us for round two of Where the Wild Things Are! For this second phase we're continuing to use Marina's awesome animal stamps and this time also utilizing a FAB sketch created for us by the talented, Cindy Haffner! (see deets on blog)
Good luck and have fun!! Oh and Happy Friday the 13th!!!! boogity boogity

The Greeting Farm, Maggie Bunny
Paper: DCWV Animal Crackers

Ink: Copics
Embies: Basic Grey Button, Red Thread, Paper Distress Tool, Fiskars Circle Cutter

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tis the Season

Now that Halloween is over I can officially be excited about Christmas. I know that we still have Thanksgiving to look forward to, but the Christmas cups have already come out at Starbucks, so that means the joy of the season and happy people with warm drinks are upon us!

It was my turn to send out card kits this month to my partners in crime, Mary and Sandra, and I decided to send a nonChristmasy stamp with Christmasy patterned paper to see what each of us would come up with.
My little missy is delivering cream cheese gingerbread and nonfat eggnog lattes to her granny :) LOL (SB should pay me). I decided to make this card a little interactive too. I made the image into a bookmark and then added acetate paper to create a translucent pocket. I always wish I had more fun ideas for using acetate paper because I love how things turnout with it!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll go check out Mary and Sandra's creations too! AND if you like Hidden window, tag or other fun project ideas, please check out the ABC challenge site HERE. Thanks, Joni! :)
See you tomorrow for Farm Fresh Friday!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Signature set, ATS sentiment
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy, Acetate Paper, AC textured CS
Ink: Copics
Embies: Basic Grey Buttons, Martha Stewart Thread, SU! Hardware, American Crafts MerryMint Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, SU! Corner punch

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

You and Me

Hi Friends!
I'm back with a couple more digi creations, as promised.
This first one is another Adorable creation from Marina Neira. It's Archie and Marlene Harvest, available in digi form at The Greeting Farm! It's been so much fun working with these stamps! Sometimes it's really hard for me to figure out where I want to do shading when I'm coloring, but because Marina adds shading to her images, it's really helped me in that area of weakness! If you love Marina's images too and are interested in showcasing them, then please check out the DT call that TGF is having!

My second card is another fun teen image from Janet McDonnell's line for TGF. This one is A+ Anna. I just couldn't resist using this sentiment from the My Guy Ian set too. ALSO, if you haven't stopped over to the ICS blog yet, you should pop over and check it out. The Greeting Farm is hosting this week's challenge 42!! Such a fun sketch and a really talented design team to provide inspiration!
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow for Nov card kits!

Deets for card 1:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Marina Neira Harvest Digi stamp, Papertrey Ink sentiment

Paper: DCWV Animal Crackers
Ink: Copics
Embies: SU! Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Pale Blue Thread
Deets for card 2:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Janet McDonnell A+ Anna Digi stamp, My Guy Ian sentiment
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg
Ink: Copics
Embies: Basic Grey Buttons, Martha Stewart Thread, Nesties, SU scalloped punch, SU Guava Ribbon

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Moon Trailer

10 more days and my SIL and I will be in the theater seeing New Moon. :) We're don't consider ourselves Twihards but we do enjoy a good story. And since the Twilight characters were what inspired some of my first creations for The Greeting Farm, I couldn't pass up the chance to play with these Wild Sprout digis that just happened to look a lot like Bella and Jacob! :)
I'll be back tomorrow with a couple more digi creations using Marina Neira and Janet McDonnell's stamps. Until then...have a fun Tuesday!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Limited Edition Wild Sprout Digi Camille and Joseph, Artful inkables Fictionally Inspired
Paper: SU! Thoroughly Modern DSP, Soft Suede, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Ink: Copics, Choc. Chip, Versamark
Embies: Basic Grey Button, Linen Thread, Artful Inkables Charm, Nesties, SU Ribbon, Cuttlebug Emboss Folder, Paper Distress Tool

Monday, November 9, 2009

Deck the Halls

Good Monday Morning!
I had a wonderfully relaxing weekend! I did a little stamping, did a little cleaning...did a lot more stamping than cleaning...isn't that how it goes! :) And it rained rained rained! Josh and I went to go get coffee Saturday morning but couldn't find any we decided to experience Seattle at it's finest and ended completely soaked. It was fun though!

On to today's card: I recently took advantage of the new stamp presale at All That Scraps and this cutie Trevor stamp was one that arrived on my doorstep!
This month's theme for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards (a monthly swap group) is Christmas cards that include a Christmas memory, but the kicker is that we can't use Red or Green. So...I've been thinking about this card. Besides wrapping presents, which is my all time favorite thing to do at Christmas time, many of my fond memories are from when we've gotten our Christmas tree and then proceeded to decorate it with all the trimmings! Although I did use a bit of green on this card, it's the nontraditional maybe it will be okay to submit. :)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that your week is SUPER!
Stamps: ATS C.C. Designs Trevor, Tree, AmyR Sentiment
Paper: Crate Paper Lil Sprout, K & Company, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Embies: Basic Grey Button, Paper Distress Tool, MS Thread, Brad

Friday, November 6, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Hello and Hap-happy Friday to you!
As you may be aware by now, Fridays are always Farm Fresh Fridays around here and that means you get to see a card that uses this week's TGF card challenge and hopefully that will inspire you to join the challenge too! BUT this week is EXTRA COOL because for the first time EVER, The Greeting Farm is looking for a GUEST DESIGNER!
This week and next week's challenge is called Where the Wild Things Are and it features Marina Neira's FABulous Animal line. Please check out the FFF/GDT spot details HERE on the TGF Blog.
I actually made this card up over a week ago to send to a dear friend, but then I kept looking at it and thinking about how much it embodied what I thought of when I heard "where the wild things are," and so I saved it just for today! It was so hard not to pop this cutie, Laurie Skunk up into a post to show you!
Anyway, I hope you like it and will join in on the fun this week! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Very Fine House

Good Morning, Friends!
I'm sitting here with my card ready to post this morning and all that is going through my head is..."our house, is a very very very fine house...with 2 cats in the yard...lalala" Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Maybe it will be stuck in your head now too. :)
BUT with that said, my card for you today features the new My House set from The Greeting Farm! This is such a fun set to color and as you may have noticed from some of the DT samples so far, it's also very versatile for holidays! AND this fabulous sketch comes c/o Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 46. You can find it here and play along!
Okay, that's it for me today but please be sure and stop by TOMORROW for a very special TGF Farm Fresh Friday...not just any'll have to stop back and see!
Oh and there's still time to share you MUST HAVES on this post HERE.
Have a Wonderful's almost Friday!! Yipee!!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, My House
Paper: Basic Grey Offbeat, SU! Cottage Gate, Whisper White
Ink: Copics
Embies: SU! Ribbon, Pale Blue Thread, Nesties, SU! Buttons

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Live Your Bliss

Hi Friends!
Today I have a card for you that may seem a little odd coming from me, if you've come to know my style a bit, but who needs to live inside the box, right? LOL! I was super excited to get to work with these new Teen stamps from Janet McDonnell that The Greeting Farm is carrying. This image is Gothic Roxy and while she's expressing her individuality in her hair and clothing, she's also a super sweet teen who cares about school, her family and helping others. How's that for the psychology of a stamp :) I hope you enjoy this new line and have some teens in your life that can relate to these fun images! Also, if you hadn't noticed already, this is the awesome Mojo Monday sketch for this week! You can see sketch 111 here and note that this week is contest time!
Have a GREAT Wednesday! Oh don't forget to tell me what your "must haves" in stamping are on yesterday's post!
Hugs, Kadie

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Gothic Roxy Digi from Janet McDonnell
Paper: Basic Grey Eerie
Ink: Copics
Embies: Nesties, Black Brads, Black Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Little Lottie

Hello, Friends and Happy Tuesday!
Today I'm featuring Twinkle Tot Lottie! Isn't she adorable? The new Twinkle Tot line was just released from The Greeting Farm on the 1st, and all 5 of these cuties are in the store right now! There are also some totally rockin new digis from Janet McDonnell, as well as the My House set that was previewed last week. I'm so excited!! I love release week! And did you recognize this layout? It's from Mercy Kerin's AWESOME Tuesday sketch challenge 45. And MTSC 46 is up today, so go check it out!

In other news, I'm going to be posting some blog candy pretty soon, but I need your help! Tell me what stamp supplies or embellishments you CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT. I absolutely cannot live without dimensional/mounting tape. I use it on nearly every card to give more depth! Thanks for your help with won't be disappointed!!
Have a great day!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Twinkle Tot Lottie, Misc sentiment

Paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, AC textured CS, Whisper White
Ink: Copics
Embies: American Crafts MerryMint Ribbon, Basic Grey Buttons, Martha Stewart Cording, Nesties

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Favorite Season

Morning! Did you all have an exciting weekend? It was so much fun to see kiddos dressed up. I always love when babies are pumpkins! So cute. And the TGF release was pretty stellar last night too...those girlies had me laughing laughing laughing. Good times.

Well, just because Halloween has passed doesn't mean that Fall has too. I love the's my favorite season. So, today I have this cutie pie Swiss Pixie for you in celebration of both my favorite season and my favorite color (orange!). Her wings are sparklie in real life but I just can't seem to figure out how to get my camera to capture the clear Spica pen. But they're sparklie, I promise!! :)
I hope you have a wonderful day! The first of the month is always SOOOOO exciting in stampland!!

All That Scraps, C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Pippi , Sweet'n Sassy Stamps sentiment
Paper: AC textured CS, Dusty Durango
Ink: Copics, Momento Black, Clear Spica Pen
Embies: K & Company Stickers, Basic Grey Button, Linen Thread, Pale Orange Thread

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Release Day!!

Hi Friends!
I know what you're thinking...a Sunday post too, what in the world!! BUT today is the November Release over at The Greeting Farm and I'm sooooooooo excited!! Can you stand all this cuteness? Well, what are you waiting for...the stamps are on sale now!
Well, okay, before you card for today features another Twinkle Tot and this time it's a BOY! Yipee! This is Max, and what would be more fitting for a boy than video games...fitting for my man-child I colored this cutie up to look like my DH! (yes those are Atari controllers) AND in honor of mothers all over...this sentiment is for you!

Lots of hugs, Kadie
P.S. Don't forget to join us tonight on the TGF blog and PCP page!!