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  <----------


Sep 27, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

It's time for a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge on The Greeting Farm blog!  I hope everyone got a chance to see the sneak-peek's this week for the October release... the last sneak-peek will be on Monday, and then the new stamps will be available in the TGF shop on October first! :)
 
Today's challenge theme is:
 
THANKFUL
 
 
I used one of the Anya stamps from the {MISS ANYA HATS OFF} set.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Ink.  I paper pieced her hat, shirt, and boots with matching pink DP.  I also paper pieced her hair.
 
I stamped a flourish around the main panel and inked around the edges with Distress Ink.

 
The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  The flowers are skeleton leaves are from I Am Roses.  I also dyed and crinkled some seam binding ribbon for the bow.  Before dying it, I stamped it with a script stamp to give it a bit more detail.  I really like how this card turned out and hope you do, too! :)
 
Now it's your turn to get THANKFUL with TGF!  Hop on over to The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Sep 25, 2013

{OCTOBER RELEASE SNEAK-PEEK} with TGF!

Hooray, new releases!  I get super excited every time I hear those words... don't you?  There's always something cute and fun coming your way from The Greeting Farm and October's release is no exception.
 
Today on the {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog we are revealing the second stamp for this release.  Allow me to introduce the newest {CREEPER CREW} dude......
 
DANTE!
 
 
Yay, Dante! Isn't he awesome?  He is really fun to color, too.  I stamped him onto watercolor paper and water colored him with Distress Inks.  I added some highlights with a white ink gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from Lawn Fawn.  It's always difficult for me to make cards for guys, so I try to stick to clean and simple when I can.
 
I made this smaller card with Dante as the main focus.  Again, stamped and water colored with Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
 
 
If you'd like a chance to WIN Dante, hop on over to The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog for today's release post and leave a comment.
 
Good luck and thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose



Sep 24, 2013

{GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} with TGF

It's time for a new {GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} challenge over on The Greeting Farm blog! This week, our challenge them for you is:
 
BLUE RASPBERRY
 
Use the colors berry, pink, aqua on your creation.
 
 
I used the princess cutie from the newest {ROYAL CUTIE PIES} stamp set. I water colored her skin with Distress Ink and then paper pieced her hair and dress with matching DP.  I think she's so adorable and I love paper piecing hair... it gives it such a cute look! :)

 
I added some Frantage Embossing Powders by Stampendous around the edges and finished it all off with a mix of flowers from I Am Roses.
 
Now it's your turn to get BERRY-LICIOUS! Stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along!  Be sure to stop by each day this week, as we're going to showing you sneak-peek's of the October release. Woo! :)
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Sep 20, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

It's time for a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week, our theme involves one of my favorite paper-crafting techniques:
 
PAPER PIECING
 
I love it!  Paper piecing is such a fun way to add extra detail to your stamped images.  It's also great when you don't feel like coloring very much, but still want to create something that looks awesome. :)
 
You can paper piece any part of a stamped image.  On my pillow-box creation below, I paper pieced her hair, the flowers in her hair, and her dress:
 
 
I first stamped {FLEUR ANYA} onto watercolor paper that I die cut into a circle.  I them stamped the image onto the designer paper that I wanted to use for her hair, the flowers and her dress.  I water colored her skin with Distress Inks.
 
Then, I simply cut around the stamped parts on the designer paper that I wanted to save, inked the edges of each piece with black marker, then glued them down into place over the water colored image.  I added some highlights with a white ink gel pen.

 
I added a stamped sentiment by Some Odd Girl, some flowers from I Am Roses and some crinkled seam binding ribbon to finish off the box.  I inked and Stickled the edges of the die cuts for some extra bling. :)
 
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Now it's your turn!  Stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's paper pieced projects and to play along.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Sep 17, 2013

{GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} with TGF

It's my turn to host the {GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} challenge on The Greeting Farm!  This week, I drew up a sketch to inspire you:
 
 
For my card, I used the "Hello Sweetie" gal from the new {ROYAL CUTIE PIES} stamp set. I love her so much!  She's really fun to color, too.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks. I added some highlights with a white ink gel pen and some stickles.
 
 
I used some Prima designer paper and flowers from I Am Roses.  The sentiment stamp is by Paper Smooches.

 
 
I can't wait to see what you guys do with my sketch!  Hop on over to The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations and to play along... the more players, the better the prize!
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 
I'm also linking this card to the current {LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} challenge.
 


Sep 13, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

Yippee!  It's Friday, and you know what that means... time for a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge on The Greeting Farm!  Our theme this week is:
 
HIP TO BE SQUARE
 
Use at least 3 squares somewhere on your project.
 
 
I used {FROU FROU FABULOUS} for my main image. I stamped her onto watercolor paper, die cut her out in a circle, then water colored her with Distress Ink.  I added a bit of Stickles for sparkle.
 
I layered some squares of Prima designer paper with white card stock to make up the background, added a heat-embossed sentiment (by Paper Smooches), some seam binding ribbon, a paper leaf and a cherry blossom flower.

 
Now it's your turn to be square!  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
 


Sep 11, 2013

{RETRO-FRESH WEDNESDAY} with TGF

 It's time for the TGF {RETRO-FRESH CHALLENGE} for the month of September! What's RETRO FRESH?  It just means you need to use a TGF image that's older than 6 months.
 
The theme this month is:

AUTUMN COLORS
 
 
I needed a birthday card for my nephew, so I used the {SKATER IAN} stamp. I stamped him onto watercolor paper and water colored him with Distress Inks.  I added some white highlights with a gel pen.  The sentiment stamp is by Paper Smooches.

 
It's almost impossible for me to complete a card without adding a bit of sparkle.... I inked around the edges of the circles then coated them with Stickles.  Boys like a little bling too, right?  :)
 
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Hop on over to The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT's AUTUMN COLOR creations and to play along!  You have until October 8th to do so and one lucky winner will receive a free 4x6 stamp set AND a single in-stock stamp!  Awesome.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Sep 6, 2013

{FARM FRESH FRIDAY} with TGF

We've got a new {FARM FRESH FRIDAY} challenge ready for you on The Greeting Farm blog!  This week, the challenge theme is:
 
PICTURE THIS!
 
 
 
I used the new Anya stamp from the {PICTURE PERFECT} set that was just released.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  I paper-pieced her hair with some funky yellow DP and it looks awesome. :)  I added a gold rhinestone to her camera and few little bits of bling around the card to tie it all together.

 
We'd love for you to stop by The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog to see all of the DT creations for this week and to play along!
 
Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose
 


Sep 3, 2013

{GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} with TGF

It's time for a fun, new {GARDEN VARIETY TUESDAY} challenge over on The Greeting Farm blog!  But first, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by on the blog hop yesterday and left such nice comments -- you totally made my day :)
 
Today's challenge is:

 
Pick a line either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally from the Tic-Tac-Toe graphic and include that line of items on your card.  Easy-peasy and super fun!
 
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I made another decorated pillow box.  I stamped the new princess from the {ROYAL CUTIE PIES} set onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  I made her into a sweet little Halloween witch -- green skin and all!  She's got lot's of sparkle, too.
 
 
I love turning non-Halloween stamps into spooky little cuties and the best way to do that is green skin.  I'm tellin' ya -- green skin is spooooky!  :)  I finished it off with some hand-died and crinkled seam binding ribbon, a few roses and the "Hello Sweetie" sentiment that comes with this little gal.
 
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Now it's your turn in the TIC-TAC-TOE challenge!  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
 
I'm linking my project to the following challenges:
 
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - Anything Goes
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Anything Goes
{OOZAK BLOG} - Anything Goes