Tuesday, November 30, 2010

a little Flakey!

So I've been bad and splurged on some Unity stamps!  They are just so cute and I can't resist them.
This is a new set called Jolly Good Fun, it's a co brand from Jillibean Soup.
Materials
Jolly Good Fun rubber stamps-Unity
Snowflake punches-Martha Stewart
DP-Falling Snow-Fancy Pants
Kraft cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Sweet as pie

Hello EVERYONE!

There is excitement in the chilly air tonight as the TIME. HAS. COME...to HOP into the HOLIDAYS with The Greeting Farm!  Hooray!  We have been looking forward to doing an all-customer invited Blog Hop for QUITE some time now and are thrilled that tonight's the night.

If you are just getting here, be sure to start on the TGF Blog where there will be ONE official list of hoppers due to the volume of tonight's hop.   Be sure to pop in between 7 and 8 pm CST on our PCP page to chat w/ the DT, drink virtual egg-nog and be MERRY with TGF!

Well, as you can see, we have QUITE a surprise for you this evening.  You thought previews were OVER, didn't you?  Nope!  We are ringing in tonight's holiday hop and DECEMBER release with one more VERY cheeky character...INTRODUCING:

CHEEKY CHERRY PIE!!!
Isn't she DREAMY?  That's right-in case you were wondering why we were STARTING with the DT tonight when most hops have ended with us, THIS is why!   You won't want to miss her as we KNOW she's gonna go FAST-so be sure to grab her any time after MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, CST, when ALL the December TGF releases go live and for sale!

If you are participating in one of our contests tonight (see THIS post for categories), the THREE categories will be live and posted in the TGF Galleria at 7pm CST tonight.  Please place your card in the appropriate category in the galleria NO LATER than 11:45pm CST this evening.   Winners will be drawn tomorrow around NOON CST and posted on the TGF Blog.  

In addition, the TWO lucky Blog Hop winners (must have left comments and completed blog hop by NOON CST (This gives our overseas friends as well as here in the states plenty of time to see the projects and comment :) will be announced at NOON CST as well on the TGF Blog.  GOOD LUCK to everyone and GET HOPPIN'!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for HOPPIN' into the HOLIDAYS with The Greeting Farm!

I love SOCKS!!

When I saw this new stamp from Unity I knew I HAD to HAVE this image!! OMG it's soooo sticking CUTE! Here's Matching Socks...
 Materials
Matching Socks rubber stamp-Unity
DP-Thrift Store-October Afternnon
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Copics-R89,85,83,YG23,21,BG13,10,YR18,16,14 and 12

Sunday, November 28, 2010

it's Sentimental on the Farm

As you can tell by now, there are some SUPER exciting happenings on the Farm this week!  First of all, as you may have seen on Friday, we are thrilled to welcome NAOUAL du MORTIER as our December Guest for The Greeting Farm, and are also giddy with excitement to welcome SHERI GILSON to Team Anya as our Guest for the Month of December!  These lovely ladies have jumped right into previews and we're thrilled to have them along for the ride!

It's been a while since we've had a sentiment-only set here on the Farm, and after MANY requests by all of you out there in blog-land, we are previewing a BRAND NEW SENTIMENT set today, "Because of You".   This whimsical and fun-fonted set comes complete with that feeling of warm-fuzzies.  

To show you just how adorable these new sentiments are, we've decided to show you some preview projects today using ONLY a sentiment as the focal point.  Be sure to check out the TGF Blog AND the Club Anya & Friends blog as well for some GREAT ideas and heartfelt hugs :) 

I used today is brighter and everyone needs a friend for my cards today .


Thanks for stopping by today, and oh...there's ONE more little thing.  ONE of the DT members (is it a Farmer?  Guest Designer?  Team Anya member? hmmmm....) has a "Because of You" set hidden on their blog today!   Be sure to stop by and see their beautiful projects and ONE lucky winner will be announced tomorrow during our "HOPPIN' into the HOLIDAYS" Blog Hop, beginning at 7pm CST on the TGF Blog!

"Sentimentally" yours,

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Not so traditional Christmas Colours

Yet another "happy little accident" with my craft fair cards.  I just put some scraps of my favorite papers together then added christmas stamps and voila...a very non-traditional Christmas cards!!
Materials
Paper-Thrift Store-October Afternoon
Scallop border punch-Martha Stewart
Sentiment-Waltzing Mouse
Kraft and Vintage Cream cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tanks a lot!

Today is not only Farm Fresh Friday but it also happens to be our FIRST preview of the DECEMBER stamps here on the Farm...hooray! While you're still waking up from that Turkey coma, this Punk of a Preview might be just the jolt you need to get your groove on for the rest of the weekend!


Introducing...TANK!

Tank is the first WILD SPROUT we've had to introduce to you in a while, so we're extra excited about his rockin' appearance onto the TGF Scene.


Stop by The Greeting Farm blog for the sketch, see what the DT have created and play along with the
FFF challenge.  There's a prize for one lucky particapant.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

You get underwear!

Well it's time for another round of CASE study
I think your gonna love my card this week, well you'll get a chuckle anyway! 
The uber talented Heather is our muse this month.
here's the inside of the card
I made a second card (sometimes I just can't help it).
Want more inspiration?  Stop by the  CASE Study blog and and check out what the rest of the DT created!  Oh did I mention there's a fabulous prize up for grabs??

Play along with our challenge and one lucky participant will win a
$25 Gift Certificate to Artful Delight

Materials
Snowflake punches-Martha Stewart
Vintage Photo distres ink-Ranger

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank you Teacher

 Some Teacher cards for the craft fair.
Materials
October Afternoon-Thrift Store
Apple stamp-Paper Makeup Stamps
Sentiments-CTMH

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Season's Greetings

For the first time ever I'm going to sell my cards a a Christmas Craft fair.  I'm really nervous about going.  So for the last week I've been trying to make multiples of cards.  I'm trying to create some simple cards and this is one of my attempts.

Materials
Gingerbread-Fiskars Punch
Holiday Labels No. 14-Waltzing Mouse
Nestabilities Labels 14-Spellbinders

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let it snow!

I was blurfing the other day and found a fabulous blog Sunny Stampin' Inc with the cutest snowman card.  I loved it so much I had to CASE it with my own little details.
  The snowman card was such a pain to make that I decided to just stick him on a regular card.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Birthday's should SPARKLE!!

This week's Farm Fresh challenge is to create a birthday card that sparkles!!  I thought it might be neat to make a birthday card using Edward as he just sparkles.  Edward is from the Roll call collection.  This is the first time I ever used a bingo card.
Materials
Roll Call Edward-The Greeting Farm
DP-October Afternoon

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Warmest CASEing wishes

I love to take existing cards and putting my own twist on them and I'm loving
CASE Study Challenge blog because I get to do just that!
Stop on by, check out the inspiration card and play along.
The sponsor for this week is Judith Gowdy from JG's Nook.
The prize is a "Retro Christmas " stamp set from Practicing Creativity. 


Materials
Mitten-Whimsie Cuts Mitten card
Scallop circle-Spellbinders
Snowflake punch-Martha Stewart

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Toasty toes

Have you ever made a card by accident?  I seem to do it a lot.  This card started last year as the pink base and white top.  I couldn't get my mojo going for it so I put it in a stash of other unfinished cards.  The other day I pulled the card out and started fitting scraps on it and here is the result.  I've been dieing to use the pine border on a card!
I used Toque Leah  from Whimsie Doodles to make this card. Copics
Hair-E51,53,35
Sweater-BG45,49
Hat-R85,89

The Peas are back!!

I'm really excited about todays post because I made a card using the new Peas on Earth. This image is a new freebie for all the Whimsie Doodles  Facebook Fans
 from today until the end of the month.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Farm Fresh Layout

This week's Farm Fresh Friday is a scrapbook challenge.  Check out TGF blog for the sketch and play along.  There's always an amazing prize for one lucky player. This week's prize is 
You can see Ian from that set on my layout.

CASE of Joy

It's another CASE of similar cards!!  Check out the CASE study challenge for the original card I've just CASEd and for some really amazingly inspiring cards created by the DT.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is
Play along and one lucky participant will win the All Season's Swirl stamp set.
I used Winter Leah digi stamp from Whimsie Doodles to make this card. I added tiny pearls where here buttons should be.

Monday, November 8, 2010

TGF HOLIDAY HOP


"The Greeting Farm will be HOPPIN' into the Holidays featuring our December release!  Please join us on TUESDAY, NOV. 30th at 7pm CST on the TGF Blog for an ALL-CUSTOMER and DT blog hop, featuring HOLIDAY cards that use TGF stamps!  The DT will be premiering some December releases, there will be prizes, chit chat on our PCP page from 7pm CST to 8pm CST, and the winner of our Ugly Sweater Inspired contest will also be announced!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 

 "Let it Snow"  (use snow in creative ways on your card)
"Santa, Baby" (cute Santa-inspired cards)
and "It's a Wrap" (creative ways to use gift wrap on a card)

You  may enter one, two, or all 3 categories, but must create a separate entry for each category and you MUST USE TGF STAMPS!  

What's more? There are even MORE ways to win!  You do not have to create for one of the three challenges, unless you WANT TO, because in addition, ONE lucky hopper WHO PARTICIPATES in the Blog Hop will receive the ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE just for making it through the hop and commenting.  In addition, another lucky NON-participant will also win this prize.

More information will be released as the weeks move on, but to sign up, you need to email Jessica at yeahshestamps at gmail dot com (PLEASE type it that way or I get spammed a BAZILLION times a day) NO LATER than TUESDAY, November 24th-NO exceptions, sorry.  With the holidays approaching and lots of family in from out of town, Jess will need the list by then at the latest.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Warm Wishes

Here it is a rainy day and I"m showing winter mittens.  Ha!  This card was made using Christmas Greetings digi set from Whimsie Doodles.  Did you ever put a combination of colours and patterns and just love it? Well that's what happened with this card.  I could make cards all day with this combination only the paper ran out and my LSS didn't carry it.  I hate that!
 For this card I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix die Styled Labels to make black and cream polka dot band.
The greetings fit perfectly in a 2" circle punch.

Materials
Christmas Greetings digi set-Whimsie Doodles
DP-October Afternoon-Thrift Store
Sizzix-Tim Holtz-Styled Labels

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Don't forget to floss!

Or use hemp, on your card that is.  Cause it's that time of the week for a Farm Fresh challenge. You might win a free stamp just for playing along.  This week's prize is Beanie Anya. And she's a cutie!

I used hemp (my new favorite ribbon replacement) for this week's challenge.

Here's Jade from the Roll Call collection.  Isn't she the best???  She's my favorite!  I put glitter on her eyeshadow but it didn't show up in the photo.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whimsical Winter hop

It's Blog Hop Time!  We are so excited about the Novemebr release that we decided it was time to par-tay!  You know the drill...just "hop" from blog to blog following the list of names below.  At each blog you will collect a letter and when you unscramble them, you will have a code that gives you 10% off until midnight November 5th, and puts you in the running for the fabulous prizes below!
Did somebody say PRIZES??
Here are the prizes up for grabs:
-Readers must hop to all of the design team blogs (see list above if you get lost along the way) for a chance to win the entire November release, to be announced on Friday, November 5th, which is our release day.  Holy Smokes Batman!  That's a great prize-- but wait, it gets better....

-A second reader (who completes the hop) will win their own Avatar and digi stamp. I'm going to turn the winning blog hopper into a Whimsie Doodle! How awesome is that?!?  You want to see what the Doodlelicious Divas look like as Whimsie Doodles???

Here are my cards using the new Christmas Mini's.
I mean seriously, who wouldn't want to be a Whimsie Doodle??
Here's my Avatar

My letter is...
 So have fun at the hop, and enjoy the Super Doodlelicious eye candy! 
Here's Nikki's avatar, she's next on the hop list.

Rules:Every participant must hop every DT blog and leave a comment then return to the Whimsie Doodles blog and let us know you've completed the hop.
Please do not mention the secret code in your comment.

You have until midnight tonight to hop and be eligible for the prizes.


Materials
Tags-Labels 8-Spellbinders
DP-Orchestra-7 Gypsies

Case Study

Well it's my first official post for CASE Study Challenge Blog.  That means there's a new challenge and lot's of amazing CASE's!  CASE study will show you a card and challenge you to CASE the card in anyway you want to.  Just use the sample as a starting point.  There's a prize for one lucky participant, so hop on over, play along and you may win something.
This week's sponsor is Emily Niehaus from Paper Maniac:
with a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Wanna see what inspired this card?  Stop by the Case Study blog and check it out.
 Materials
White rub-ons-CTMH
Pink Felt,ribbon,lace-Fabric Store
Kraft cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Labels 6-Spellbinders

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let it snow, oh nooooo!

Believe it or not it snowed yesterday!!  Ugh!! Atleast it wasn't cold enough to stay around.  I don't want to think about snow right now so this will be another short post.  Here's a card I made just this morning.  It's another of my "happy little accidents" as this card was created by accident.  I was moving some scrap pieces around and this is what I ended up with.
I have a clear envelope of punched snowflakes that I keep on hand, you never know when they might come in handy!! 

Here's a little snippet for tomorrow's blog hop. Stop by and see what's new with Whimsie Doodles!


Materials
Stamp-Christmas Stamp-Magnolia
DP-Thrift Store-October Afternoon
Sizzix snowflake
Marvy Snowflake
Martha Stewart glitter and branch punch
Vintage Photo Ink-Ranger