Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sweet September Blog Hop

HELLO EVERYONE! WELCOME ALL to the "SWEET SEPTEMBER" Blog Hop featuring our Farmers, Team Anya, and our beloved Critter Crew! ALL THREE of our teams are joining forces today to bring you ONE SWEET Blog Hop with The Greeting Farm!

Just to recap, the new releases, "Sweet and Toxic", "Oh, Boy" Ian, and SWEET Anya are NOW in the TGF Store! Also, our three new Marina Neira critters are available as digital downloads for INSTANT gratification! Woo HOO!!!!

My are my cards for today...The first card features both Creepers!  I love the magic of masking!  What a cute couple they are.  I thought I'd give Creeper boy a littlel more colour in his hair.

For this next card I gave Creeper Girl the guys wings and gave her a soft brown hair colour.
Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog if you are JUST beginning the hop and make it all the way to the CLUB ANYA & FRIENDS blog through the end to see the endless possibilities with this month's cute new additions to the Farm and to leave your comments along the way...there are some SWEET prizes to be had today!

Prizes? Did someone say PRIZES?

Yes indeed! To sweeten the deal today in celebration of these new releases, there will be individual prizes given out as well as one ENTIRE release to a lucky winner! Yep, that's a LOT of prizes! Here's what's for grabs:

1 winner will be chosen to win the SWEET & TOXIC SET
1 winner will be chosen to win the SWEET ANYA Stamp
1 winner will be chosen to win the OH, BOY IAN Stamp
1 winner will be chosen to win the THREE NEW CC DIGIS

and ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive
That's a LOT of chances to win! So go, hop, and be merry :)

Here's where you want to be:
TGF Blog
Amber Hight
Jacqueline Nordaune
Jen Shults
Jennifer Royal
Kristine Reynolds
Linda Muhr
Shaela Odd
Tangii Crain

Kim Nath
Mary Giles
Melyssa Connolly-me
Mercy Kerin
Randi Wall
Amy Young
Alice Wertz-September Guest CA&F
Kelly Booth
Kim Costello
Pam Varnell
Traci Porter
Jessica Diedrich
Club Anya &Friends Blog

THANKS for joining us for our SWEET SEPTEMBER release and we'll announce the winners TOMORROW on the TGF Blog! You have until 11:59pm CST TONIGHT to hop with us and enter to win!


He's just a SK8er boy

I've been featured!!  Eeek...I'm so very excited to be published in Scrapbook News and Review magazine.  It's the first time ever for a tutorial, and there's a couple of Whimsie Doodles cards in there. 
If you are a member of Scrapbook News and Review you can go to this direct link or find me in issue #9 Guest Card Maker under Tips and Tutorials (subscribers only).

I can't show you the cards that have been published yet so I'm gonna show you some more TGF cards.  Here are some cards I made using Later SK8ER rubber stamp set. I used the skate board and star stamp to make the background.
Stamps-Later Sk8er-The Greeting Farm
DP-Thrift Store-October Afternoon
Cardstock-Kraft and black-Papertrey Ink

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Totally Sweet!!

Hey everyone!
I'm back with another preview from The Greeting Farm! Did you all happen to check out the Club Anya & Friends blog over the weekend to see the ADORABLE new "Oh, Boy" Ian previewed with the Saturday Sketch Challenge? He's so cute! Well we've got a SUPER SWEET counterpart to show off to you today...


You may remember this little 'sweetie' from the Design-your-Anya contest a few months back! Sweet Anya is the brainchild of Barbara Sproat, who just happens to be joining us today for today's preview! Please check out her creation and leave her some love! Without her, today wouldn't be as SWEET by any means :)
What's more? Barbara is GIVING AWAY a SWEET ANYA to one lucky commenter on her blog today, so be sure to visit and tell her how SWEET her design is!

And while you're at it, hop on over to the other DT's blogs because there are TWO MORE Sweet Anyas hidden away somewhere and you JUST MIGHT WIN one!

Barbara Sproat-our VERY special guest!
Kim Nath
Mary Giles
Melyssa Connolly-me
Mercy Kerin
Randi Wall
Amy Young
Alice Wertz-September Guest CA&F
Kelly Booth
Kim Costello
Pam Varnell
Traci Porter
Jessica Diedrich
Club Anya & Friends Blog

We'll be back on Wednesday with our "SWEET SEPTEMBER" Blog Hop, including the winners of SWEET Anya and LOTS more fun, so see you there (it starts on the TGF Blog on WEDNESDAY!) and have a VERY sweet day, everyone!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Fresh and Toxic card today

Hey everyone!

SWEET SEPTEMBER is ALMOST here! You know what that means?

It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday challenge but we have a SPECIAL treat for you today...and it's just as SWEET as it is TOXIC???  Yep, you guessed it...we are previewing a BRAND NEW set "Sweet and Toxic" set to release this coming Wednesday, September 1st at The Greeting Farm!

EXCITED? Well, perhaps you'll be even MORE excited to know that our new CREEPER CREW sets are going to be released as 4x6 stamp sets WITH sentiments! How SWEET is that? You're probably noticing that all of this is just a LITTLE more sweet than toxic, huh?

Well let's show off these sassy new additions with some cards from the Farmers using Mercy's sketch as your challenge this week on the TGF Blog:
And here's my card:
I thought I could go a little crazy and make her hair really orange with green eye shadow.  There's so many ways you dress this little Creeper up.  You can go totally gothic to completely goofy and she'll look fabulous!

Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog today to see all of the creations the FARMERS have for you and be sure to stop by the CA&F Blog tomorrow for MORE previews and an announcement!
One more announcement here on the TGF Farmer Front...today we sadly say a (bitter)SWEET goodbye to two of our dear, dear Farmers, Kadie and Cindy :( It's hard to believe these two beautiful souls have been Farmer's for a year already, isn't it? Parting is SWEET sorrow, indeed, and I'm not just saying that :( On behalf of Marie, Jess, and ALL of TGF, we say a SUPER DUPER Thank you to these two wonderful ladies and just KNOW that you'll never be FAR from the Farm! Best of luck and THANK YOU. for. EVERYTHING.

As for our little challenge today?

Upload your card/creation using Mercy's sketch to the TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>FFF>Mercy Sketch 8-27

The winner of this week's Farm Fresh Friday challenge will WIN the new "Sweet and Toxic" set! I'll see you back here on MONDAY with another SWEET preview, and this all leads up to our RELEASE DAY DT blog hop in which there will be prizes....LOTS of prizes :) Our "SWEET SEPTEMBER" DT Blog Hop will include the Farmers, Team Anya, and our Critter Crew! We can't wait to hop into another fun filled month at TGF with you!

Until then...hope your day is a little less toxic, and a LOT more Sweet!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hang in there

As you probably know I love to make paper piecings and couldn't resist making two more birdhouses. I think the sentiment "hang in there" is more appropriate for these cards don't you?  I made two cards but couldn't bring myself to make them identical, LOL.   I've also updated my Etsy shop and included these cards.  I can't believe I'm actually letting of some of my cards!!
DP-Fly a Kite-October Afternoon
Vintage Photo Distress Ink-Ranger

Notes for Teacher

So I picked up so cheapy notes pads just so I could make little note books with them.  Seeing how it's almost that time of the year to send the little ones off to school I thought I'd make a note book for my son's new teacher.  Maybe make a good first day impression!! LOL.  The little school house is from the Digi set Punny Enough from Whimsie Doodles.
Punny Enough Digi stamp-Whimsie Doodles
DP-The Boyfriend-October Afternoon
Label 1-Spellbinders

Friday, August 20, 2010

Rollin into a colour challenge

It's my turn to host the Farm Fresh challenge this week and it's all about
Blue, orange and green are what it's all about!!
Here's my card using the new Later SK8ER set.  Isn't Ian a cutie??

Spring Moss cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Cosmo Cricket-the Boyfriend

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blue Skies Verve Card Set

I had a such blast putting together cards for the Anni-Verve-sary sketch challenge that I decided to make a second batch.  Only this time I wanted to go way out on a limb with the sketches.  So I went back to my favorite way of making cards and created little paper pieced images.  I tried to use basic shapes for everything.
Here are my cards and the sketchs.
Sketch A-Smiles

Sketch B-You make me smile

Sketch C-Welcome Back
Spellbinders Circle and Flower Dies
DP-Fly a Kite-October Afternoon

Sketch D-You make me smile
Martha Stewart Icicle border punch to make the grass.
Circle punches for the belly, eyes and flowers

Sketch E-Blue skies
Spellbinders circle and heart dies
Free hand the clouds
May Arts Hemp string

Here's a little sketch of how I made the Owl. 
I basically start with a rectangle.
Then clip on a diagnal off the sides. Use the access to make the Owl ears.
Use a corner rounder on the edges.
2 small circles and 1 larger for the eyes and belly.

Verve Stamps-Blue Skies
October Afternoon-Go Fly a Kite
Flower and circles Die-Spellbinders
Ranger distress ink-Vintage Photo
May Arts hemp string

I've been asked if I cover the stitching on the inside of my cards.  You can see pretty much all the stitching of my cards.  I don't cover them up, I think it's part of the charm of a homemade stitched card.  All the thread ends are tied in a knot so they don't "let go" later. 

Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenges

Verve stamps are having an anniversary and they are celebrating with a sketch challenge.  I am starting to get into sketches and just had to give Verve a try.  Here are my cards based on the Verve Sketches.
To find out more and where to post your cards visit the Verve Challenge thread.
I used the same colletction of DP to make the cards look more like a set of 5.

Sketch A-Blue Skies-Verve
Sketch B-Blessings-Verve
Sketch C-Blue Skies-Verve
(I tried making my own twisted flowers for this card)
Sketch D-Blue Skies-Verve
Sketch E-Always on my mind-Verve
DP-Kaiser Craft-Luminere and L'Amour
Black ink-Palette
Vintage Cream and Kraft Cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Whimsie Wednesday Challenge

This week for the Whimsie Challenge is all about school.  I'm so glad I made a card for this challenge.  Now I have a card early so I'm not scrambling at the last minute putting a card together.
I used the new image from Punny Enough to make this card.
Play along and win a digi! 
Sun-iTop brad punch
DP-Cosmo Cricket

Friday, August 13, 2010

What's your number?

Today's FFF challenge was to create a card using your favorite number.  I picked the number 5.  Personally I don't actually have a "lucky" number or set of "go to" numbers but 5 looks interesting, after all it is the magic number for mom's who can't wait for their darling children to start school.  LOL.  Oh and I almost forgot to tell you that my card features Friday Creeper.  How perfect to have Friday on a Friday challenge??  I didn't plan it..LOL Have a wonderful weekend!

DP-Girlfriends Brocade-TPC Studio
Rose-Boutique Fleur-Recollections

Friday, August 6, 2010

It's Tuesday Creeper on a Sketch card

Happy Friday!  I'm so glad to be home.  I got back just in time to squeak together a card for Farm Fresh Friday.  This week's Greeting Farm challenge was a sketch created by our very own Cindy Haffner.   I couldn't wait to play with the new Creeper's and Tuesday was just perfect for this card. Isn't she cute in her Tutu and tall boots? I added the wings from the Scrapbook set Spotlight.
Check out the sketch and play along
For now here's my version of the sketch.
DP-Thrift Shop-My Mind's Eye
Birdcage-Whimsie Doodles cut file