Dec 20, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

Alrighty, it's time for our current Greeting Farm Design Team's last {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge with you!  It's been such a great year and I am so glad I was able to be creative with some of my very favorite stamps and some super creative ladies!
 
I hope you guys can find some time in your crazy holiday planning week to play along with us.
 
Our challenge them for this week is:
 
CHRISTMAS WISH
 
We want to see whatever your Christmas wish might be...
 
 
My wish for you.... is to have a WARM AND WONDERFUL DAY!
 
I used Princess Anya.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her skin with Distress Ink.  I paper pieced her hair, crown, scepter, and gown with matching designer papers.  Parts of her are coated in Stardust Stickles for extra, extra bling!  :)

 
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, no matter what you choose to celebrate.  Be warm, be safe, eat wonderful food, and laugh a lot!  There's nothing better than that.
 
Be sure to visit The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's Christmas Wish examples and to play along.
 
Thank you for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Dec 13, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} and Computer Issues (grumble grumble)

My computer is having a few issues that might take a while to fix, so things may be quiet around here for a bit.  I haven't been able to edit any card-making videos for a while, either, so hopefully things will get fixed and back on track soon!
 
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But for now, we have a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge ready for you on The Greeting Farm blog!  The challenge theme for this week is:
 
BLACK + WHITE with a SPLASH of COLOR
 
 
I added two colors... I'm such a rebel. I stamped "FLEUR ANYA" onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Ink and paper-pieced her hair.  The roses and leaf stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment is from the TGF "MY HEART" stamp kit.
 
 
Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along.  We only have a few more Friday challenges with you this year before the new design team takes over, so I hope everyone gets a chance to play along with us this month! :)
 
Thanks for visiting... I'll be back as soon as possible!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 

Dec 6, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

It's that time again!  We're getting down to the last few {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenges for the year.  This week's challenge theme is:
 
* ALL * THAT * SPARKLES *
 
 
I used one of the girls from the {ROYAL CUTIE PIES} stamp set.  I water colored her with Distress Inks and covered her dress and bow in Stardust Stickles.  The sentiment is one from the {MY HEART} stamp kit -- I thought it went perfectly with this little sweetie!  :)

 
Be sure to visit The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's sparkly creations and to play along!
 
*I'm linking this card to the {LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} Anything Goes challenge.*
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Nov 29, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

It's time for a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge over on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week we have a color challenge for you:
 
 
Joni challenged us to use baby blue, silver and white.
I didn't have anything that matched perfectly, so I used the closest colors I could find.  Gray is just dark silver, eh?  :)
 
 
I used the adorable deer and a sentiment from the "FOREST FRIENDS" stamp set.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  I inked up a cloud background to tie in the blue color of the card base.  The butterfly is from the TGF stamp set "MINI FLUTTERS".  The flowers and leaves are from Papertrey Ink.
 
 
 
Hop on over to The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along.  There's also a great sale happening in The Greeting Farm shop this weekend, so be sure to check it out!
 
*I'm entering this card into the {SIMON SAYS STAMP} Anything Goes challenge*
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Nov 22, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

We have a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge ready and waiting for you on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week's challenge theme is:
 
* LET * IT * SNOW *
 
 
Gotta say, I'm loving this card. :)  I stamped the angel image from the new "MY HEART" stamp set onto watercolor paper with VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then water colored the image with Distress Ink.  I didn't want to do too much blending -- I wanted to keep it looking like a true water colored image.  I think she looks awesome!
 
I also heat embossed some snow onto navy blue card stock for the background.  I then inked up the edges, added a few buttons and a sentiment and she was complete.  You should try embossing in white before coloring your images... it gives it such a cool look!
 
 
Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's SNOWY creations and to play along!  There's also a fun announcement that you do not want to miss -- here's a hint:
 
http://www.splendidstamping.blogspot.com/2013/11/big-news.html
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Nov 18, 2013

{Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum}

I was in a holiday mood tonight, so I grabbed my iPod, queued up some Christmas tunes and got crafty with my Lawn Fawn {Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum} stamp set.  There was quite a bit of Eminem mixed in with the holiday music, however... 'cause dat's how I roll, yo.  :)
 
 
I wanted to make something other than a card so I went with an ornament/tag.  I water colored the little drum dude with Distress Ink and paper-pieced his main body.  I used some polka dot paper so I could play along with the current {LAWNSCAPING} challenge.  This little guy came together pretty quickly -- he'd be pretty easy to duplicate for a bunch of gift tags or bags.  All of the stamps in the set would be super cute!  :)
 
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose



Nov 15, 2013

{Sending Healthy Vibes} - card share

Sorry for the silence around here this week!  I'm going on two months straight now of health issues that just will not clear up, and my crafting energy has paid the price.  I'm hoping things clear up this week so I can have more time to play... there are so many things I want to make! :)
 
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I was able to make a Get Well card for my friend, however.  I used the wood-mounted rubber stamp {FIRST AID MIMI} by Penny Black.  You all know I have a super soft spot for little Mimi... her cuteness kills me!
 
 
I stamped her onto watercolor paper with black Archival Ink and watercolored her with Distress Inks.  I added a few highlights with a white ink gel pen.  The sentiment is from the {FIRST AID KIT} clear stamp set by Paper Smooches.

 
*squeee*
 
Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Nov 8, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

We've got a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge up and ready for you on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week's challenge theme is:
 
WASHI TAPE
 
I used a bunch of different washi tape designs on my background today.
 
 
I taped them on one-by-one onto a strip of white card stock that I had already trimmed to the size I wanted.  I backed that strip of card stock with black paper to the designs would really *pop*!

I stamped {FROU FROU SWEET} onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Ink.  I added a few highlights with a white ink gel pen and some stickles, of course. :)  The sentiment is from the new {OA - VALENTINE} stamp set.

 
I can't wait to see what you create!  Hop on over to The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along.
 
I'm linking this card to the following awesome challenges:
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Anything Goes
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Clean + Simple
 
Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Nov 6, 2013

{Let's Make A Card!} series - Card #1

I'm starting a new card-assembly series of videos! If you are like me, you really enjoy watching the creative process happen from start to finish and seeing a completed card come together right before your eyes.  So, that's what I'm starting for you!  If you are interested in seeing how I make my cards, please pop on over to {MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL} and subscribe to be kept in the loop!
 
At this point, I don't have any voice-over capabilities, so the videos are not a step-by-step instructional -- you simply get to watch me make things.  Obviously, the purpose of these videos is so that you can be inspired to make your own cards, or possibly to see a new technique that you haven't tried before.  For me, when I'm in a crafty haze and don't feel very creative, I head to YouTube to watch craft videos to get some new ideas and to just watch the creative process happen. 
 
I like to see different ways of creating art and don't always need an exact step-by-step set of instructions on how to do something.  I never copy anyone's cards exactly, anyway -- it's good to be creative in your own way!
 
So that's the point of my videos -- to help spread creativity and to throw out some inspiration where I can.  I would LOVE it if the things I make inspire you to be creative and have fun!  :)
 
If you ever have any questions on a specific card or a technique, please don't hesitate to ask.  You may even inspire me to make another video!
 
Now, on to Card #1:
 
 
I used little Oliver from the new {OA - VALENTINE} stamp set by The Greeting Farm.  I water colored him with Distress Ink and paper pieced his hat.  The coloring portion of the video did not make it from my camera to the computer for some reason (grumble grumble) so the video is simply how I put the whole card together.

 
Gosh, he's a cutie.  :)
 
 I hope you guys enjoy my new series!  Thank you so much for reading my blog and subscribing to my videos -- it means the world to me.
 
 
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Oct 31, 2013

{NOVEMBER RELEASE DAY} with TGF

SWEET NOVEMBER! It's Release Day!

Hi all! We have JUST the cure for your trick-or-treating hangover today at The Greeting Farm! It's November 1st, and the gorgeous images you've seen for the past few days are now available in the TGF STORE!

We are happy to be adding My Heart, Frou Frou Sweet, and the adorable Oliver/Amelia Valentine to our line of lovable, versatile TGF characters....
 
 
 
Such a fun, sweet, lovable release!  :)
 
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 Today, as always, there's a chance to WIN all of the above! Be sure to check out the TGF BLOG, too, not only for our hop, but to see who won the "ALTER EGO" contest! We're excited and can't wait to get started, so just head on over and let the fun begin!
 
 ----> ANDREA ROSENSTIEL <-----
 
 


Oct 28, 2013

The Greeting Farm's {NOVEMBER RELEASE}

Welcome to Day #1 of previews for the {NOVEMBER STAMP RELEASE} on The Greeting Farm! We've got some pretty darn adorableness coming your way this week with a few days of previews leading up to the Release Day Blog Hop on November 1st. :)
 
The first preview today is a new 8.5" x 11" stamp set/mixed media kit called
 
{MY HEART}
 

 
This large rubber sheet comes with 14 different stamps that include this darling angel girl, a few sentiments, some individual words, hearts, washi tape-like stamps and more!
 
You can use these stamps in so many ways.  I made a traditional card above with the angel and one of the sentiments.  I also made a mixed-media canvas using more of the set:
 


 
Isn't is great?   I just love it!  Want to see more inspiration with this set? Stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog and be sure to visit all of the DT's blogs today... if you do, and comment on the TGF post,  you'll have a chance to WIN THIS SET!  Trust me... you're going to want to own it.  :)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Oct 25, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

We have a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} sketch challenge ready for you on The Greeting Farm blog!  This challenge will last two weeks, so you have plenty of time to play along. :)
 
 
I used {HOLIDAY ANYA 3} for my card today.  Gosh, she's a sweetie pie! I love how warm and snuggly she looks. I should maybe color some tights on her legs next time... I didn't think about her tiny, cold knees!  hee hee  :)
 
I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored parts of her with Distress Ink. I only colored her dress and boots... the scarf and muff I left white and coated with Stardust Stickles. Her hair is paper pieced.  The banner die cut and the sentiment stamp are from Lawn Fawn. The tiny crochet flower in her hair is from I Am Roses.  The papers are from Penny Black.

 
Here's the sketch:
 
 
Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's sketch inspirations and to play along.  Don't forget about the ALTER-EGO challenge, too!  All of the juicy details can be found on the TGF blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Oct 23, 2013

{WHO'S YOUR ALTER-EGO?} a TGF Contest

Welcome to DAY 2 of our fun contest announcement!
 
After a lot of requests to bring back special contests such as "Rockin Rebel", The Greeting Farm has a few FUN announcements to make today!
 
First of all, beginning in November, we will be discontinuing the Retro Fresh challenge and also the GVT, but have no fear, a new FUN contest will take place quarterly such as the one we're about to announce today.   In addition, we will be continuing all the Farm Fresh Friday challenges, so there will still be plenty of fun on the Farm!
 
We are also excited to announce another customer-wide blog hop opportunity for the holidays, so be sure to stay tuned for info on that right after the November release!
For now,  we are excited to introduce you to TGF's latest contest:
 
 
How FUN is this going to be?   We know there are a lot of you creative peeps out there who do amazing things with our line of stamps, and sometimes you love to kick it up a notch or two by switching heads, bodies, clothes, etc.   Well, with Halloween coming up,  we thought it was the perfect time for a contest, so here's your chance to do it to WIN a prize!
 
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For my ALTER-EGO card, I used the head of {CHARLOTTE CHIC} and the dancing body of {WS - CHELSEA}.  They work perfectly together!
 
 
I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and water colored them with Distress Ink.  I trimmed off Charlotte's head and Chelsea's body (heh heh... gruesome) and worked some Dr. Frankenstein magic to pull this little dancing cutie together!  :)
 
I paper pieced her clothes with some matching papers, added some ribbon, leaves, and some cherry blossoms to finish it off.  The "You Rock" sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.
 

 
RULES:
 
1.)  You MUST use at least two (2) TGF stamps to create your character.
 
2.)  You must create a NEW project.
 
3.)  You can create a card, altered project, whatever you'd like.   On day 2 of our DT preview (10/24), the IN LINKZ will open.  You have until 10/31 (Halloween!) to create your "Alter Ego".  Winner will be announced on RELEASE DAY, November 1st!  How exciting will THAT be?!  Well, even MORE exciting because wait until you see the prize....
 
PRIZE:
 
1.) Winner will receive their choice of two (2) 4x6 stamp sets AND a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT at The Greeting Farm!  We are changing the way we do our Guest Designers as of this coming month, in the hopes that we can give even more talented peeps a chance to showcase their work.  Guest spots will now incorporate 1-2 features a month on the TGF blog and give LOTS of creative freedom to the designer, so believe me, you'll want to show us what you've got!
 
DEADLINE:
 
InLinkz will open on October 24th on the 2nd ALTER EGO post on the TGF blog.  All contest submissions should be uploaded by October 31st at 11pm CST.  
 
Have TONS of fun with this... we can't wait to see who YOUR "Alter-EGO" will be!
 
 


Oct 22, 2013

{GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} with TGF

We've got a new {GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} challenge ready for you on The Greeting Farm blog.  This week's challenge theme is:
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
 
We want to see your TGF creations that celebrate the spooky, fun, awesomeness that is Halloween, or even just use Halloween colors -- black, orange, yellow, green, purple, etc.
 
 
I used "CHESHIRE BEAN" for my card.  She was one of the Limited Edition stamps released earlier this year, and she makes the perfect Halloween cat!  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  I added some white gel ink highlights and coated bits with Stardust Stickles.  The "TGF GATE DIE" makes the perfect spooky background as well. :)

 
I can't wait to see what everyone creates for this challenge!  Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's Halloween creations and to play along.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Oct 18, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

There's a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge ready for you on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week, the theme is:
 
ANYTHING BUT A CARD
 
I decided to make a treat bag topper. :)
 
 
I used the much loved, and long retired {LOLLI ANYA}.  She's too cute!  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Ink.  I paper pieced her hair, dress, and bows and added some Stardust Stickles to her giant lollipop.
 
I filled a small treat bag with some Halloween candy (Heath bar, anyone?  Toffee and chocolate.... oooh yeah.)  I folded a die-cut scallop square over the top and tied it off with some pink seam binding ribbon.  The "Sweet Greetings" sentiment is from My Favorite Things.
 
 
Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's creations and to play along!
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose



Oct 15, 2013

{HOWDY!}

It's berry-pickin' day on The Greeting Farm, so I hope y'all brought your sparkly berry-pickin' boots!  This little cutie sure did....
 
 
This gal is from the new {YOU'RE WANTED} Cowgirl Cuties stamp set, which is available in the TGF shop right now!  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Ink.  I added a few highlights with a white ink gel pen.
 
What's better than sparkly, red, berry-pickin' boots?  A matching sparkly hat!  :)  I covered her hat and boots with Diamond Stickles and she was ready to go.

 
These cute papers are from Lawn Fawn's {PINK LEMONADE} paper pack and the {BLOCK ALPHABET} dies are from Papertrey Ink.
 
Thanks for visiting, everyone.
I hope you have a BERRY SWEET day!
 
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Oct 11, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

It's that time of the week again and there's a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge up and ready for you on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week, our challenge theme is:
 
FOR THE BOYS
We want to see your masculine TGF projects.  I've mentioned before that I struggle with making cards for guys... I just keep wanting to add flowers! :)  For this card, I tried to keep it sweet and simple and to the point...
 
 
I used the new {CC - DANTE} stamp.  I stamped him onto watercolor paper with brown Archival ink, then water colored him with Distress Ink.  I added a few highlights with a white ink gel pen and trimmed him out, leaving a little white border around him to help the image *pop* off the page.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment stamp is from My Favorite Things.

 
Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's dude-iful creations, and to play along!
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Oct 8, 2013

{GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} with TGF

It's time for a new {GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} challenge over on The Greeting Farm blog!  Since the holiday season is soon to be upon us, we wanted to give you a chance for a head-start on your cards, so this week, our challenge theme is:
 
MAKE A HOLIDAY CARD
 
 
I stayed away from the traditional red and green for my card and went with a more subtle pink and aqua color scheme.  I added some map and music note paper and lots of Distress Ink around the edges to look a little vintage.
 
The sentiment stamp is from The Greeting Farm's {SPARKLING SEASON} clear stamp set.  The image is the "nice" cheeky angel from The Greeting Farm's {NAUGHTY OR NICE} rubber stamp set.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Ink.  Her hair and wings are paper pieced.  I added some sparkle with a bit a stickles and some white ink gel pen highlights.
 
 
Now it's your turn to make a holiday card!  Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 

Oct 4, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

It's time for a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week, our challenge theme is:
 
TERRIFIC TAGS
 
 
I used the new {HOLIDAY ANYA 3} stamp.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper with brown Archival Ink and water colored her with Distress Ink.  I paper pieced her hair, which I think looks adorable in pink. :)  I lightly colored her scarf and muff and then covered them both with Diamond Stickles.  The "Let It Snow" sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. 

 
I can't wait to see what you create for our TERRIFIC TAGS challenge!  Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along.

I'm adding this card to the following challenges:
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Anything Goes
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Going Dotty
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Sep 30, 2013

The Greeting Farm's {OCTOBER RELEASE}

Thank you so much for joining us for THE GREETING FARM's OCTOBER RELEASE!
 
We are really excited about Anya coming home for the Holidays (for the 3rd time!), Dante's super cool look, and the Western Cuties made themselves RIGHT at home on the Farm!  Which one is your favorite this month?
 
{HOLIDAY ANYA 3}
 
{DANTE - CREEPER CREW} 
 
{WESTERN CUTIES - YOU'RE WANTED} 

 
 Yippee!  I love them all!  :)

 
The releases are NOW AVAILABLE in the TGF STORE, but as always, our awesome DT has LOTS of eye candy for you and there's a chance to WIN the entire release for hopping with us!  Just leave your comments and come back here letting us know you did for a chance to WIN!!   You have until 11:30pm CST to enter and the winner will be announced tomorrow here on the blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by, and here's the order of your October Release Hop:
 
 ---------->  ANDREA ROSENSTIEL  <----------