Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Greeting Farm July Release Blog Hop!

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's finally here.....RELEASE DAY for our new July stamps!! We had previews of these awesome stamps on Thursday, Friday and Monday, and they are NOW available in The Greeting Farm Store. Because it’s Release Day we are having a BLOG HOP! This time around we will have 1 winner of all 3 stamps! Since Papa Bear from the new Always a Party set didn't make it onto my preview day card. I thought I'd show him some love this go 'round and use him for my blog hop card. He's just so adorable, I couldn't resist making a shaker card to show him off

Always a Party

I colored Papa with my copics, used the coordinating dies to cut him and his little party hat out, and even used a few of the party hats inside the shaker part!

Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog and come back here to the TGF Blog to let us know you completed the hop. You have until Sunday, July 19th at 12pm CST to leave your comments below. We will announce our random winner on Monday, July 20th!

TGF Design Team:








Have an awesome Wednesday! We'll have more inspiration the rest of the week using these awesome new stamps! Don’t forget you have until Sunday, July 19th, 12pm CST to leave your comments below.


Monday, July 13, 2015

TGF New Release Preview #3: Make a Wish

Howdy farmer friends, hope you had a great weekend! If you're anything like me you loathe Monday, the start of most work and or school weeks and the end of rest and relaxation with family and friends. Well fret not, I've got just the thing to get you out of the mundane Monday rut! What better way to combat boredom and blah than a sugar rush? This next set from The Greeting Farm, Make a Wish, is so sugary sweet it may land you a trip  to the dentist. Ready for today's preview huh? Well eat up!

Make a Wish clear set

Since cupcakes are all the rage, I figured I would pair this fabulously scrumptious set with a few techniques that are trending everywhere. You guys know I can't resist trying out a new technique and watercolor smooshing is one of the latest and greatest, along with no line watercoloring. I personally feel that these two techniques compliment each other well and can make just about anything look like a work of art and if you haven't tried it yet, you simply must! I wasn't sure how this technique would come out because I've never seen it done with distress markers, only ink pads, I'm glad I gave it a shot because I love the results! This scrumptious set will be available on the 15th with the rest of the release so be sure to grab it 'cause its gonna go FAST! Don't forget to head on over to The Greeting Farm to see what sweet treats the rest of the DT has cooked up!


Friday, July 10, 2015

TGF New Release Preview Day 2: Starfish Anya

TGIF crafty pals! Today makes day two of previews from The Greeting Farm, and this little lady will have you seeing stars. I know you guys can't wait to see what the next adorable stamp in this month's release so lets get star-ted! (see what I did there :D)

Starfish Anya

Isn't she sweet, with her little starfish? I couldn't wait to pair her with some sunshine-y beach-y papers! I also used this stamp to practice my hair coloring, love the way it came out! I colored her up with my copic markers, used my white gel pen for polkadots and fussy cut her out. Paired with some matching sequins, this card came together so quick and could be used for anything really. I'm adding this one to my collection of cards to be sent to my hubby while he's gone, this bright sunny gal is sure to cheer him up when he's feeling down! Don't forget to stop by The Greeting Farm if you haven't already and check out the projects from the other DT gals. Starfish Anya will be available, along with the rest of the release on the 15th. Be sure to stay tuned, we have one more release preview for you guys that's sure to be a sweet treat, as well as a fun blog hop with a chance to win these awesome releases! See you guys Monday!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Greeting Farm Preview Day 1: Always a Party

Happy Thursday all, today is a good day for a party! What are we celebrating? A new release coming soon to The Greeting Farm's store, how awesome is that? I hope you guys are as excited to see this preview as I am to show you guys! Without further ado, check out the Always a Party clear set!

(Front and side view)

Always a Party

Stinkin adorable right? This set has so much potential and like most of TGF's stamps, very versatile. And not only are they super adorable, they come with their own coordinating dies so there's no need to fussy cut! I adored the small bears (For some reason, they remind me of the honey Teddy Graham cookies) and couldn't wait to color them up with my copics. There's also a little boy and papa bear included in the set, but since my husband and I have to girls and this card is being sent to him while he's deployed I decided to use the little girl bear twice. I saw this awesome card fold on Youtube one day and decided to give it a try myself, the fold is called a triple easel card and I promise its not as complicated as it looks. The fold itself is fairly straight forward, the time consuming part is actually all the layers and cuts. A lot are actually totally optional, but you guys know me I like to make things difficult for myself as often as possible :D  

When all is said and done, it folds flat and fits inside an A4 enevelope, cool huh? I had to give this card a patriotic touch for my hubby, but also to remind you guys that this month's challenge is still going on at The Greeting Farm. There's still plenty of time to enter, so while you're over checking out the awesome projects the design team has cooked up, link up your project and join in on the fun! Remember, this clear set along with its coordinating dies will be available in the store on the 15th.
See you guys tomorrow for another awesome preview,

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Farm Fresh First: Red White & Blue

Happy first of July my blogging peeps! So I know I've been missing for quite a while, but I have a good reason, swearsies! (I've always wanted to say that :D ) Seriously though, we got news that my hubby was in fact deploying, so our leave took place about a month earlier than it would have. I had a lovely two week vacation in Texas visiting family and it truly went by too quickly! Have you guys gone on summer vacay yet? With Independence day fast approaching (3 days away) We over at The Greeting Farm decided to dedicate this month's challenge to celebrating our country's Independence. For the entire month of July, we wanna see your patriotic side, show us that RED WHITE and BLUE! In honor of our brave soldiers (especially mine :D ) I altered a TGF cutie for the occasion Double Cupcake Anya

I'd actually altered and colored up this adorable little lady months ago, anticipating a red white and blue challenge. I loved the way she came out and could not wait to add her to a card. Last year I purchased the Bo Bunny "Anthem" 6x6 DP pad and of course, was not able to use it after the 4th, as is the case usually with themed paper pads. I knew I would hardly have a reason to use it but it was so adorable and perfect I couldn't resist. The image was colored up with my copics and a bit of stickles glitter glue. I didn't want to take away from the pretty white washed wooden background so I simply added a few matching sequins. The sentiment comes from the 4x6 Dollie with Kitty set (also from The Greeting Farm). I thought it was perfect considering my soldier is so far from home, I plan to send it to him and let him know that just because he's not physically here doesn't mean he's not on our minds and in our hearts. Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's Blog and see what the other DT gals have to show you guys, it'll have you seeing stars! Until next time,