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