Monday, May 30, 2011

Ahoy me Mateys!

"A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea,
To see what he could see, see, see,
And all that he could see, see, see,
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea"

AHOY, mateys!  Welcome back for another day of previews with The Greeting Farm!  Our ship has really come in this month with some ADORABLE new releases on the horizon and this brand new Oliver/Amelia set is no exception! When I first saw the new Oliver and Amelia set I couldn't get this song out of my head, it is a very catchy song...hehe!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Dress & Shoes - R59, R29, R27, R24, C3, C1, C00
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R22
Ground - E44, E43, E42
Clouds - C1, C00, B000, B0000

I have followed along with this weeks Mystery Monday over on the Farm Fresh Challenge blog, where we have cased the Gorgeous Kim's card.

Ahoy will set sail on June 1st at The Greeting Farm during our release DT Blog Hop and a contest announcement that you will NOT want to miss!  See you back in JUST a few days, but for now, be sure to visit the TGF Blog to see how you can win an "AHOY" set all your own!  Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Theres something new Sproutin' up on the Farm!

I am sooo excited to Introduce you all to the very Newest Memeber of the Wild Sprout Family!

Inroducing 'WS Ryan'. 

Isn't he just the coolest, I can just picture him chillin out with his buddies and with all the Girlies chasing after him, I mean why not he is a bit of a Spunk!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair- E57, E55, E53
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R22
Vest - R59, R29, R27, R27, W7
Tshirt - C3, C1
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93

I have used the new Splotchy background stamp again around the edges of Ryan. I am so loving this new stamp and am having a lot of fun using it! I have left the little Silver buckle empty with the intention of adding a number to it whenever I use. 

Want one of your very own WS Ryan, Of Course You Do...hehe! Then make sure to head over to the TGF Blog to find out how you can win one for yourself! Otherwise WS Ryan will be making his Royal Debut on the Farm on the 1st of June! And don't forget about our Huge Contest which will be revealed on Release day!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Time to get Royal with TGF!

Hello!  It is going to be a ROYAL month ahead at The Greeting Farm and today's first preview is a pretty good indication of just HOW royal...Introducing Princess 2!   With TGF's 3rd birthday being only a few months away, we were getting nostalgic and remembered just how popular "Princess Anya" was when she first took her throne as one of the first beloved Anyas.   She has evolved so much since then, but really, who DOESN'T love royalty?  Because of her timeless beauty AND the fact that we love to play dress-up here on the Farm, we are expanding the Princess collection and here she is, Princess 2:

Princess 2 will begin her reign along with other FABULOUS releases on June 1st...and be sure to stay tuned for a HUG contest announcement on the 1st as well!  I'll be back tomorrow for more fun, but in the mean time, be sure to stop by the TGF blog for more information and find out how YOU can win Princess 2!

Last but not least, we are SO excited to be welcoming our June Guest Designer to TGF,Sharette Smith!  Sharette has been a long time challenge participant and fan of TGF and we are thrilled to have her along this month!  See you back here tomorrow!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch 3

Can you believe that it's Thursday again! Well it is and we have a new sketch for you over at Deconstructed Sketches. I am just having so much fun with these Sketches, hope you guys are as well!

When I was trying to decide which stamp to use for this card, I started thinking that I end up with soooo many Girly type cards and that I don't really have any boy ones in my stash, so I decided that I was going to make a boys card. It's not for anyone in particular, just building up my stash...hehe! So of course I was ALWAYS going to use a TGF image, are there any other stamps out there!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31, YG17, YG13, YG11
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Top - C3, C1, C00
Pants - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Shoes - YG17, YG13, C1, C00

I have been having a lot of fun with these Gorgeous Spotty buttons lately, they are from Purple Pumpkin and if you haven't seen their Fantastic embellishments, especially buttons, then you should head over and have a look, you will not be dissappointed!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Deconstructed Girls

    Monday, May 23, 2011

    TGF Designer Spotlight!

    For todays Designer Spotlight I thought I would share with you a few of my ALL time favourite things, or at least for the moment anyway...hehe!

    Of Course I could not create without my very first Stamping Love, which has to be the GORGEOUS TGF Stamps, ok so I know I am a little biased, but OMG they are the Absolute BEST!!!

    So putting aside the MUST have stamps, my next Favourite thing which I can not create without is of course my COPIC Markers. I absolutely love them and of course they are the Perfect Match with all of the TGF Stamps. But lately I am seeing some Fabulous coloring that hasn't used Copic Markers, so it really is down to personal choice!

    Another Favourtie of mine is Paper Flowers, Love, love, love these, in fact the more on my cards the better...hehe!

    And one of my newest loves is the very BIG Ink Splatter craze that is going around! I just love the look of the ink droplets on my pages or cards, but of course I am always worried that I am going to wreck my card or page by dropping ink on the wrong spot and then my card or page would be ruined and after all the hard work we put into our creations that would be a COMPLETE disaster! So I got a great tip the other day, which was to cover up all the bits that you don't want to get ink on and then splatter your ink on your creation, that way none of your good bits will get ruined. But of course we here at TGF have a Fantastic new stamp where I don't have to worry about where the ink is going to go as we have our brand new Ink Splatter Background Stamp called, "Splotchy".

    I am going to share with you a new card I made using one of our NEWEST releases, "The Splotchy Background" Stamp. I have used it around the edges of my page in Vintage Photo distress ink, doesn't it look cool! I love how you can get that Ink Splatter look with out having to ACTUALLY Splatter ink all over your card! So problem solved with the ink splatters. No more worring about if I'm going to drop ink in the wrong place or not!

    Copic Colors Used:
    Hair - E29, E27, E23, E21
    Skin - E00, E000, E11, R20
    Flower, Shoes, Bathers - R81, R83, R85
    Eyes - E23, R83, R81
    Ball - R85, R83, C1, C00

    We hope that you are having fun with all of this months newest releases and are getting time to get your creative juices flowing! 

    Ok so I thought I would end my Designer Spotlight with something you may not know about me:

    My Absolutely all time Favourite Show at the moment is "Glee", OMG I can't get enough of it, LOVE it, to the point where I drive my family crazy with all the music...hehe! Especially with anything that Rachel sings, love that girls voice!

    Friday, May 20, 2011

    I've been Scrapping....Yay!

    This week over at Mad For Markers we have a new challenge where we want you to use your Copic Markers to color your embellishments! I have used YG17 and R24 to color up my two chipboard butterflies. I then stamped them with a script stamp and then used Dimensional Magic to gloss them up. I am really happy with how they came up. The beauty of Copic Markers is that you can always color up your embellishments to match perfectly with whatever you are doing! So make sure to get creative and enter into this fortnights challenge and for all your Copic Needs head over to the Mad For Markers Store!

     I have been desperate to get back into my Scrapbooking and after seeing so many Gorgeous Creations about lately I decided to sign up for the 'My Scrapbook Nook' Kits.  So every month you get this fantastic kit which all co-ordinates together perfectly. I have made this scrapbook page from the April kit and I have to say that I had a lot of fun doing this page and can't wait to do some more Scrappin!

    I have also used on this page some Gorgeous Purple Pumpkin Embellishments. I have used the spotty button, as well as two of the dolieys. They have so many Gorgeous handmade embellishments. They also have their very first scrap challenge going on at the moment and I am entering this into their challenge.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Deconstructed Sketch 2

    Did you have fun playing along with our very first sketch! Doesn't Jen make the most Awesome Sketches! Well it's time for a new Deconstructed Sketch and I just know you re going to love this one. 

    Don't you just love this Gorgeous Elena Wild Sprout, isn't she just sooo adorable. They sure know how to grow them Sweet over on the Farm! Elena is part of our new releases this month over at 'The Greeting Farm'.

    Copic Colors USed:
    Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
    Shorts - E44, E43, E42

    The Girls have all done an Awesome job with this weeks sketch, so make sure to go and check them out!

    I am entering this into the following Challenge:
    Make It Colorful - Spotty Background

    Thursday, May 12, 2011

    Guess What......I'm a Deconstructed Girl!

    NOt sure if you have heard, but the very talented Jen Shults is starting up her very own Sketch Challenge called
    And I was so excited that she asked ME to be a part of her team. All the girls are just Fabulous and you are going to love seeing what they do with the Gorgeous Jen's Sketches. So every Thursday a new Sketch will go up and you will have the week to play along. The first Thursday of each month will be sponsored and the other weeks will be just for fun. For our very 1st challenge we are being sponsored by  The Wax Fruit Company Arielle has some Fabulous digi stamps in there, so make sure go and check them out!

    Ok so onto this weeks Sketch

     Copic Colors Used:
    Flowers - R81, R83, R85
    Leaves - YG67, YG63, YG61
    Branches - E79, E37, E35
    Background - B00, B0000, 0

    Make sure to go and check out the rest of our talented DT's Fabulous Creations!

    Emma Eads - Me!!!

    We can't wait to see what you come up with!

    I have used Copic Markers for my coloring and these are available over at Mad For Markers from the Lovely Sammi and don't forget our coloring using your Grey Copics Challenge, which you still have a day to get your entries in!

      Saturday, May 7, 2011

      TGF is Sponsoring Wee Memories

      TGF is Sponsoring the fabulous Wee Memories Challenge blog this week. This is a VERY popular challenge blog and we would love it if you could play along with us! Who knows you could win a Fabulous prize from The Greeting Farm!

      The theme for this challenge is "CRAFTS" so,  (Colors, Ribbon, Acrylic, Floral, Twine, Stamps) -use any or ALL of the above on your card/project. Such an easy one when you consider all of these are a must on any card!

      My card below is for my Daughters 10th birthday, which is this Monday. So I need to keep her away from my blog until then as I don't want her to see it before then! Might have to ban her from the computer until after Monday...hehe! So don't tell her what her card looks like....hehe!

      Copic Colors Used:
      Pants and Gloves - C8,C7,C5, C3,V17, V15, V12
      Hair - V09, V17, V15,V12, E79, E37, E35, E31
      Shoes - V09, V17, V15, V12, C3, C1
      Bow - C3, C1
      Eyes - V15, V12, V01
      Background - C5, C3, C1, V01, V000, 0

      So not sure if you can tell from this card, but her favourite color is PURPLE! And when I got my new TGF stamps this month she went crazy for Miss Creeper Abbey. She has already done her own card with Abbey, I will have to show you what she has been up to lately as she has made some GORGEOUS cards! Every time I get the New TGF Releases she has to create with them as well! I think I may have another TGF Addict...hehe!

      Friday, May 6, 2011

      M4M's Coloring with Greys!

      Over at M4M's we have a new challenge going and it's all about coloring with your Grey's! So for those of you who have never colored in using your greys now is your chance to have a go.

      I just love coloring with my Grey's. I love the whole Old Black and White photo look that you get from doing your image all in Grey's! I tend to mostly use my W Greys when I'm doing this, mostly because it still has a little bit of the warmth still there.

      So here is a card I made for a friend who was after a baby card! I just Adore these Webster Papers, they are so Vintagey!

      Copic Colors Used: 
      W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00

      My card is colored using Copic MArkers and Express It Blending Card, all of which are available over at Mad For Markers!

      So what are you waiting for, get coloring with your Greys, it really is just sooo easy and I guarantee you will become addicted to this way of coloring!

      Now M4M's have now changed our Challenges from 4 weeks to only 2 weeks, so you have one more week to get your entry in. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

      Sunday, May 1, 2011

      It's Release Day over at the Farm!

      HELLO and WELCOME to our MAY release at The Greeting Farm!

      We have LOTS to be excited about today as we have a NEW contest, NEW line of stamps now available for purchase in the store, and a NEW Guest Designer!  Please welcome again Jessie Rone, our May Guest! 

      And now, it's time to welcome the following new characters to the TGF LINE!

      Splotchy Background
      HOO loves you?
      Creeper Abbey
      WS Elena

      We have another HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT for you today.   Announcing our 2nd annual "CARDS FOR A CAUSE" event!

      Last year you really brought us to tears and smiles on our faces with our 1st card drive.  Due to it's success, we are rallying the troops again for a 2nd one and well, we're making it ANNUAL!  

      This year, we were moved beyond measure with so many emotions for the people of Japan as we watched live video of the earthquakes and tsunami that devastated so many people on March 11, 2011.   It broke my heart to see videos of families in shelters, children looking terrified and not understanding what happened.  Some of those families lost everything and when our loyal TGF customer Natalie Shaw emailed me a link to a school that we could send in handmade encouragement cards for children, we knew this was going to be something TGF wanted to be involved in!   Our images are PERFECT to cheer up a child and we really hope you will play along!

      So today I have made a card with the New Wild Sprout Elena, I thought she was perfect to put a smile on a little Girls Face. So make sure to see how you can get invloved!

      Copic COlors USed:
      Sunglasses, belt and Shoes - YR24, Y19, Y15, Y11
      Pants - E44, E43, E42, E41
      Top - C3, C1
      Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
      BackGround - E79, E77, E74, E71, BG01, BG000

      Please view the tabbed page on the TGF Blog entitled "Cards for a Cause" for all the information on how YOU can help...and possibly, WIN some serious loot from TGF!   PLEASE JOIN US!

      As for 'loot' today, well, you know the drill!  ONE lucky commenter who completes the hop and comes back to the TGF Blog to leave a comment will be drawn to WIN the ENTIRE May Release!

      Without any further adieu, here is the order of our Farmers' BLOG HOP for release day:

      You will have until 11:59 pm CST TONIGHT to comment and become a follower and we will happily announce the winner tomorrow morning on the TGF Blog!

      GOOD LUCK, ENJOY and HAPPY RELEASE DAY, everyone!!!