Thursday, September 30, 2010

Anya stole Ian's costume!

It's been a WHIRLWIND week on the Farm and here we are, October 1st-the day is TODAY! ALL OCTOBER RELEASES are available in the TGF Store for purchase, and don't forget to join us at 7pm CST on our PCP page for chit chat, prizes, some laughs I'm sure, and a SPEED CHALLENGE to be revealed this evening!

For now, it's Farm Fresh Friday and we have TWO challenges for you to begin our "FALL FESTIVAL of Challenges!" The first one is a COLOR CHALLENGE: (graphic coming, but it's basically Close to Cocoa/Dark Chocolate, Vanilla or Fine Linen (pti), and Old Olive)

The 2nd Challenge is a "HALLOWEEN THEMED" Challenge-create a card or project ALTERING a TGF Stamp and make it Halloween Themed!
I did the halloween theme as I love halloween!!  I took Ian's pumpkin costume and put it on Anya from the Spotlight collection.
In order to really PARTY it up for this release, there will be TWO PRIZES at stake this week-one in EACH category! Oh, and did we mention the prize is HUGE???

That's right! ONE lucky winner in EACH category will receive a new 4x6 set of their choice, PLUS the FIVE HALLOWEEN DIGIS! WOO HOO!!!! Can you say FABULOUS???

The DT has chosen different challenges to play in so be sure to visit for some UBER inspired samples to kick start your mojo for our FALL FESTIVAL of CHALLENGE here at the Farm!

We hope you've had a great week of previews, and now, well, it's ALMOST time to party! See you at 7pm CST on our PCP page and HAPPY SHOPPING, everyone!!!

OCTOBER 1st is HERE and things are just SPLENDID on the FARM!!! WOO HOO!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween Joke book

So if your wondering what to give out for halloween instead of treats why not give the little goblins a laugh!  I made a little book of halloween jokes using the Halloween Tags digi set from Whimsie Doodles.  Everything is pretty much done for you.  So you can make a whole book like I did or attach a joke tag to a treat.
The little bats are actually the punchies from a border punch.  The headstone is a Spellbinders Labels 4.
If you want to know how I made the Joke book stop by the Whimsie Blog for the tutorial.
Paper-Memory Makers

So thankful

I made a second card for the FFF sketch challenge.  I used the Sweet and Toxic creeper from The Greeting Farm.  I thought I could show a softer side of this Gothic Cutie!
Paper-Jack n' Jill-Prima

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kick back and lounge through our hop

It's almost time...'ve SEEN the previews.... you've heard the screaming....and now, here's just another little peek of what you can do with these ADORABLY CHIC and SASSY new "Miss Anyas" from The Greeting Farm:
These sassy chicks will be available at The Greeting Farm in JUST two days-October 1st, but there is ONE set hidden on a DT member's blog today! So grab a cuppa somethin', sit back, relax and LOUNGE as you have a blast seeing the samples today!

Kim Nath
Mary Giles
Randi Wall
Melyssa Connolly <= You are here
Mercy Kerin
Tanya Tahir-TGF October Guest
Tammy Maxvill
Amber Hight
Jen Shults
Kristy Young
Anna Maria Nilsson
Kim Yu-CA&F October Guest Designer!
Jessica Diedrich

Have a BLAST "loungin' around with the Farm today! Winner will be announced tomorrow-RELEASE DAY, right here on the TGF blog!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hey everyone! FALL is HERE! Can you smell the apple pies, crisp leaves, and spiced cider? Well we thought we'd SPICE things up for you indeed with a CHANCE TO WIN at the end of our "HIDE and SNEAK PEEK" with The Greeting Farm and Club Anya & Friends today!
It all starts on the TGF Blog today and as you can see, Oliver and Amelia are REALLY having fun sneaking away from Marie and Jess and playing Hide and Seek! Cute little buggers, we just couldn't seem to catch them for previews today.
However, we've heard through several sources that they've been spotted hanging out on the DT's blogs and well, we plan on catching them VERY soon!

Your mission? HOP THOSE BLOGS and check out the NEW OLIVER & AMELIA set "Just for You!"
Now hop on over to the our very talented  Mercy Kerin's blog to see what she has to show you.

Oh-and here's the thing-because of the "DOUBLE TROUBLE" that these two have been causing, there will be TWO winners selected at random for participating in our "HIDE & SNEAK PEEK!" BOTH will be announced tomorrow here and on the Club Anya & Friends Blog, so stay tuned and have a BLAST finding those two cuties...and seeing what the DT has put together today, JUST FOR YOU :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hello everyone!
We have a little treat for you today on the TGF Blog as we are previewing one sweet little dude-that's right-ANOTHER brand new IAN has come to the farm, he's cute, coy, and CAFFEINATED!
Introducing: CAFE IAN!
This tall drink o' water (or should we say, tall cuppa joe?) will be available on OCTOBER 1st along with the rest of the TGF sneak peeks you'll be seeing beginning next week!

For now, the Farmers have a special treat for you today using this week's FFF challenge, a sketch by Mercy:
And here's my card, complete w/ the cream and sugar:

We have a FUN announcement for you today here on the Farm-please welcome TANYA TAHIR as our October Guest Designer for TGF! Tanya will be growing lots of fun , creative ideas with us over the next few weeks and we're happy to have her! Be sure to head over to the Club Anya and Friend's blog today, too-there's a HUGE surprise waiting for you across our little Cafe that is sure to make you smile :)

I'll see you back on Tuesday with another TGF Preview, and also, save the DATE! On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1st, our RELEASE PARTY goes live at 7pm CST on our PCP Chat Page, and also on the TGF Blog beginning with our Farm Fresh Friday challenges in the morning! Yep, that was challengeS! We are having a FALL FESTIVAL of challenges that day for you! There will be THREE different challenges-two for FFF and a speed challenge announced during the Release Day party that evening! It all adds up to LOTS of chances to WIN! Don't miss out!

Creepy Couple

I love halloween!  My husband and I love to dress up and go out with our son to while he Trick or Treat's.  Hubby wanted to be a Zombie and I a wicked witch.  Like the makeup?  I did it all myself!  It was so fun. 
To make the spider you will need
the iTop brad punch
a small circle punch (white of eyes)
tiny buttons (eye colour)
Black cardstock (spider body)
White cardstock (spider eyes and mat)

How to make the spider
1. punch the body from black cardstock.
2. clip four "legs" 2 from the top and 2 from the bottom
3. Glue to white cardstock and cut around the body leaving a little space.
4. Punch the eyes, add buttons and adhere to spider body.
Circle sentiment-Halloween Mini's digi stamps-Whimsie Doodles
Fence-Martha Stewart
Spiders-iTop punch

Boo Yah Banner

This week's Whimsie Wednesday challenge was to use a banner.  This morning I sat down and make a medallion for a halloween page and thought it might be interesing to make a banner from the medallion.  It turned out to be a pretty cool thing.  I'm glad I tried the challenge this week or I never would have thought of making a banner this way.  Hope you like it too!
Play along with the challenge and you could win a digi of your choice.
I used the new Freaky Little Friends digi set to make this card.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ian Halloween

Just when you thought Ian couldn't get any cuter The Greeting Farm come out with another one!  This time Ian is trying out different Halloween costumes.  Here he is as an adorable little pumpkin.
and here he is as  Skully.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Good Green Witch

The Greeting Farm just released some seriously cute Halloween images.  They include a skull boy, pumpkin Ian, she Devil , Frankenstine's Bride and a Witch.    I knew I wanted to make a flying scene using the witch and a moon.   I just had to make a green witch but without the flying monkeys.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Radom Lizzie Anne's

Today I blew the dust off some stamp sets I haven't touched in months.  It's sad to see stamps sitting around and not have the time to use them.  So with all my DT duties caught up for the month I had a little spare time to play with some Lizzie Anne Designs stamps.
I used the stamp set Cute as a Bug to make this card.
I used the stamp set called Petite Phrases to make this card.
Stamps-Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper-Jack and Jill-Prima
Cardstock-Kraft, Vintage Cream-Papertrey Ink
Ink-Vintage Photo-Ranger
Ribbon-Crinkle Ivory Ribbon

Friday, September 17, 2010

Best Witches

Whimsie Doodles have a new set of circle sentiment Halloween Images and I used one to make this card.  I cut out the centre (potion and books) coloured and re-attached it to an oval.  I then used the left over sentiment to wrap around the top.

Paper-Hallowe'en in Wonderland-Studio 45
Cardstock-Kraft, Vintage Cream-Papertrey Ink
Label die-Tim Holtz
Ink-Vintage Photo-Ranger
Wrinkle Ribbon-Prairie Bird Boutique

Oldie but goodie kind of Friday

This week the Farmers were challenged to make a card using an older TGF stamp set.  So we are kicking it OLD SCHOOL. The hard part was picking just one of my old favorites!  I choose the owl from Forrest Friends.  He's just so cute!  I wanted to show him in a moon so I got out my most favorite tool ever....the fiskars circle cutter.  Stop by the TGF blog for all the deets to particapate in this challenge. Don't forget there's a prize to be had!

Forrest Friends-The Greeting Farm
DP-Halloween and Thrift Shop
Stars die-Spellbinders

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Keepin'it REEL

This is my card for the Whimsie Wednesday "Sew What" challenge
I love challenges that require stitiching!!  I used the digi set "Punny Enough" to make this card.  Hop over to the Whimsie Doodles blog to play along with this challenge, there's a prize up for grabs!
Paper-Thrift Store-October Afternoon

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Be Scary

It's Digi Release Day at the Farm!! 
That means instant gratification for all you digi fans out there!!  Plus this release is all about halloween.  How fun is that???  So treat yourself today and get some Halloween Farm candy.  I used the new digi Bride for this card, I have to tell you the hardest part to colour was her hair because I couldn't decide on exactly what colour to use.
Now it's time to see the fabulous work of Randi Wall!  Your gonna love what she has to show you.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Eeeek Halloween has never been cuter!

You know when I talk cute I'm talking
Then there's the added bonus of it being a halloween release, eeeek!!!  I (heart) halloween and TGF.  I feel so lucky to be bringing you a sneak peek of the new
 Halloween Digi's
 coming out tommorrow Sept 15th.
Here's She Devil...
Wanna see more sneaks?  Visit the rest the of the DT's blogs to see what treats TGF have in store for you.


Boo Yah!

Well it;s another Monday already.  UGH!  Well atleast I have a funny little card to kick off the week.  This image is from the digital set
from Whimsie Doodles
 Poor thing looks like he had a bad day!!
Ghost-Freaky Little Friends digi-Whimsie Doodles
DP-the Boyfriend-Cosmo Cricket

Friday, September 10, 2010

Creeper loves to spin

Hi all!  Today's Farm Fresh Friday challenge will move you!  Yep TGF challenges you to create a card with a moving piece of anything.  So tuck in a tag, shake things up with a shaker box or whatever else you can think of that will move.  Today's card features my newest favorite stamps from The Greeting Farm called Sweet and Toxic.
Sweet little creeper girl is holding a pin wheel.  I made the lilttle pin wheel and added 2 pennies and foam squares so the wheel will move.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

1st Date Page

I can't believe I have another scrapbook page completed!  I'm so glad I'm doing this challenge, I'll have my new album filled before long. Here's my son getting ready for his first date. Today's page is based on the newest sketch for The Greeting Farm's scrapbook page challenge.
Here's the sketch

Here's my page
Paper-Thrift Store-October Afternoons

Whimsie Challenge

I used the new digi set Halloween Mini's for the Whimsie Wednesday challenge this week. Wanna play along and win free digi's?  Hop on over to Whimsie Doodles for all the details.
Halloween Mini's-Whimsie Doodles
Kraft cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Scallop Circles-Spellbinders

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dude you're the best!

There's a new cutie on the Farm.  Oh Boy Ian made his debute this month and he's the cutest new Ian fresh from The Greeting Farm.  I just love his little fooler shirt and denims. 
DP-Thrift Store-October Afternoon
Copics (hair) E31,55,57
Ink-Tuxedo Black-Memento

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday_TGF

Oliver is just so adorable I couldn't resist making a second birthday boy card.  You can never have enough birthday cards atleast in my family with over 90 first cousins. Oliver and his friend Amelia are in a set called Happy Day from The Greeting Farm.  Little Miss Amelia is just as adorable in her pig tails.
Stamps-OA Happy Day-The Greeting Farm
Paper-The Boyfriend-Cosmo Cricket
Sentiment-Lizzie Anne Designs

Too cute Ghostie

This little ghost is just is too cute to spook.  I love his little hands perched on his hips!  This image is one of eight images in a digi set called Halloween Mini's from Whimsie Doodles.
Here are a few instructions on how I made the little paper bow tie
1. cut a small rectangle piece of designer paper
2. fold paper in half
3. cut a triangle shape starting at the fold cut on a diagnal to the corner end
**make sure you leave a little of the fold.

Stamps-Halloween Mini's-Whimsie Doodles
DP-Hallowe'en in Wonderland-Studio 45
Kraft,pink and black-Papertrey Ink
Cheeks-Pink Chalk-Pebbles Inc.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

WD Freaky Little Friends

Well it's release day for Whimsie Doodles and I have some cards to show you.  Here are some cards I made using a new halloween set called Freaky Little Friends. They are called little because they measure only about 2.5" tall so I made mini cards using them.  Here they are....

Digi stamp set Freaky Little Friends-Whimsie Doodles
DP-Halloween in Wonderland-Grahic 45
Burlap string
Ink-Vintage Photo-Ranger

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Whimsie sneak

Well it's almost time to release new images from Whimsie Doodles.  So I have a little sneak for you.  You'll see this months release is focused on freaky and sweet images.

Friday, September 3, 2010

TGF Birthday Boy

Little Oliver is the perfect little boy and he's the best for little boy cards!  I made this card for a boy turning 5, I think he'll love Olivers dino's!  Oliver comes in a set with a little girl Amelia.  They are the beautiful creations of The Greeting Farm.
Sentiment-Lizzie Anne Designs
DP-The Boyfriend-Cosmo Cricket
Copics (hair) E31,55,57

3's a card!

This week's challenge on the farm is the rule of 3's.  Use 3 differnt embellishments, not 3 of one item but 3 different items.  So it should be a slam dunk for me as I love using buttons, ribbon and some kind of punched item.  I tried to make this challenge more difficult for myself by not using my old stand by's.  Well I'm weak what can I say, I couldn't go without the ribbon.  I did use chipboard and brads though.  That's a start!
So here's my rule of 3's card using the uber cute Sweet and Toxic set.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

TGF You Rock

I finally dug set  ROLL CALL  from The Greeting Farm and found this fabulous Anya.  Have you seen this set yet???  It's full of gorgeous boy and girl images (10 all together) PLUS sentiments.  This is Jade isn't she just adorable??  I love her striped shirt, skirt and most of all her high boots and braids.
Sentiment-Lizzie Anne Designs
Star Border-Martha Stewart
DP-Thrift Store-October Afternoon
Distress Ink-Vintage Photo-Ranger