Saturday, April 30, 2011


We are getting a little Creepy down at the Farm again, with a couple of new girls Sproutig Up! That's right today we are previewing you the 2 newest girls on the Farm, Creeper Abbey and Wild Sprout Elena. 
Now today the Framers have split up who they are previewing, so some of us will be previewing Creeper Abbey and then the rest of us will be previewing Wild Sprout Elena!

Today I am previewing Creeper Abbey, now I know that each time I preview a new Creeper I tell you how much I LOVE the Creepers and with every new release I LOVE them even more, but it's true they are my absolute favourite...hehe! I mean look at this Sassy Girl, with all her attitude and Spunk, LOVE her!

Copic Colors Used:
Pants and Shoes - C8, C7, C5, C3, C1
Hair - C10, C8, C3, E29, E25, E23, E21
Singlet and Gloves - C5, C3, C1, C00
Eyes - C5, C3, C1, 

Make sure to go and check out the rest of the Farmers, as hiding amongst the Farmers blogs might be a Creeper Abbey and a wild Sprout Elena to be won, just by leaving a comment!

"Don't forget to join us starting at 12:01 am CST TOMORROW on the TGF BLOG and on all the DT members' Blogs for our MAY RELEASE and DT blog hop!  The winner of the Blog hop tomorrow will take home the ENTIRE MAY RELEASE...that's a prize pack valued at $48!!!  Also, don't be a stranger to our  FACEBOOK page for more fun, and also check out all the deets on how YOU can be a part of TGF's 2nd annual "Cards for a Cause" contest!   

There's a LOT sprouting up here on the Farm for excited for you to join us!"

Friday, April 29, 2011

Time to get Splotchy!

"Welcome back for our 2nd day of previews for The Greeting Farm's MAY Release!   No, that's not your eyes and you don't need to adjust your computer screen.  You are DEFINITELY seein' somethin' SPLOTCHY on the Farm!

We are trying something NEW this month...and it's the FIRST 'background' stamp that TGF has ever released.  If all goes well, we are hoping to coordinate this set with something SUPER FRESH and NEW coming this stay TUNED!   For now, I introduce you to our "SPLOTCHY BACKGROUND stamp set", which will be released on May 1st along with Hoo Loves You and the stamps we have yet to show you (wink wink ;)

Who doesn't LOVE a good Background Stamp???? Well lucky for you TGF are about to release their very 1st one, How exciting is that! Do you love how all those little ink droplets and splatters look on peoples cards but are too scared to try it as you don't want to get ink all over your card or page, well the new Splotchy background stamp is perfect for you as all you need to do is choose which color ink you want to use and stamp it up, TOO EASY! And NO unwanted droplets of ink over your card or page! You will have sooo much fun with our New Splotchy Background Stamp, coming your way on May 1st!

Be sure to visit the TGF Blog and also the Farm Fresh Challenge blog as we are excited to have some of our challenge DT girls playing along with Farmer previews today, and of COURSE there just might be a set laying around to GIVE AWAY!  All the deets are on the TGF Blog-see you there!"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thanks a Hoot!

"It has been a while now since The Greeting Farm released an animal set, and we are adding to our super cute collection of forest friends today with "HOO LOVES YOU?!"   We think owls have been a real 'hoot' lately around blog land and well, you are going to LOVE Marie's fun and creative take on these cute creatures!

"Hoo Loves YOU?" features three adorable owls in different whimsical patterns and is one of several new releases at TGF this coming month! If you're a newsletter subscriber, you've already seen the amazing previews and we are thrilled to finally be showing you just how very CRAFTY you can get with them!

Speaking of crafty, a HUGE welcome to our May Guest Designer, Jessie Rone!  Jessie is no stranger to the blogging world and has mad skillz with ribbon, spiral clips, and the beautiful layered creations she posts day after day!  I remember her enthusiasm for TGF stamps when she first used one for a challenge blog we were sponsoring and it was love at first sight...mutually :)   Please visit her BLOG and give her a warm, farm -fresh welcome!

Ok so onto these oh so cute Owls, aren't they just adorable!

Our MAY release will go live at 12:01 am CST May 1st in the TGF store and you'll definitely want to come visit us for our DT Blog hop *AND* the reveal of our 2nd annual "Cards for a Cause" drive.  There will be lots of fun and PRIZES and you can join us in a heart-warming cause as well.  See you THERE!

For now, be sure to stop by the TGF BLOG and see how YOU can win a "HOO loves you" set!  See you back here tomorrow for another he fun resumes tomorrow as we have ANOTHER fun preview to show you and some of our Challenge DT girls will be joining us for this one!  Thanks for stopping by!"

Friday, April 22, 2011

A new Baby Girl!

OK so today is the last day of our current challenge, which is to use your BG, YR and RV markers! So if you haven't had a chance to enter you had better get a wriggle on...hehe! There are so many different colors you can use from these color families!

Some very good friends of ours have just had a baby girl and this is the card I made for them! I just love this Whiff of Joy stamp, it is sooo adorable and just the sweetest image of a Mother with her baby!

Copic Colors Used:
Blanket - RV13, RV10, RV00
Dress - YR20, YR21, YR31, Y11, C1, C00
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Background - BG01, BG000, 0

My card has been colored using Copic Markers and Xpress It Blending Card, all of which are available over in the Mad For Markers store, along with plenty of other things to get your creativity flowing!

I also want to enter this card into the following challenges:

Copic Creations - Use your favourite Copic Paper - (Mine is Xpress It Blending Card)
Cupcake Crafts - Lots of Layers

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Oliver and His Dinosaur!

So it's time for another TGF Thursday Throwback! Ok so you know the drill, Thursday Throwback is where we pull out an older TGF stamp and show it some love!

My little Man turns 2 next month and so while I was going through my massive amount of TGF stamps I came across Oliver with his Dinosaurs, from the Oliver & Amelia Happy Day set! How cute is he!!!! I haven't used this stamp for such a long time, so I decided to give him a little bit of Love! I actually wiped off the two dinosaurs that are at Olivers feet, as I thought they took up too much room for what I had in mind for this card! Of course my little man is a redhead so of course I had to color his hair in red!

Copic Colors Used:
HAir - E08, YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00
Jeans - BG72, BG75, BG78
Tshirt - YG17, YG13, YG11
Dinosaur - E71, E74, E77
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

It is Easter school holidays here and my kids have been off school for nearly two weeks now and I have to admit that they have done more crafting than me....hehe! As much as I love having them home, I can't wait for them to go back so that I can have a little ME time...hehe!

Hope you are inspired to get some of your Older TGF stamps out and show them some love!

Wishing everyone a Very Happy Easter and I hope that the Easter bunny is nice to all of you!

See you back here next week for the start of our May Previews, can you believe that it is almost May already!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

TGF is Sponsoring the Play Date Cafe Challenge!

Guess what.........Yep this week 'The Greeting Farm' is sponsoring 'The Play Date Cafe Challenge'. YAY!!!   The best stamps in the world, yes ok I am a LITTLE biased....hehe!!!!!! So for your chance to win some AMAZING Stamps, make sure to play along with this weeks challenge!

The Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC) was created to be unique and fun. Just follow the COLOR COMBINATION as closely as possible making those colors the FOCUS of your creation. You can make anything you like: cards, layouts, 3-D, home decor...pretty much anything!

Here is this weeks Challenge, isn't it Gorgeous! I just love those colors and I have to say that they aren't my usual colors, but I had a lot of fun creating with them!

I have used Creeper Leslie for my card and I am really happy with how she turned out! She looks like a girl who would go outside and play and get dirty...hehe! Love that about her! I found these cute little owls when I was at the Paperific Craft show last week and thought they were too cute to leave, isn't he adorable!

Copic Colors Used:
Hat - YG99, YG87, YG95, YG93, C1, C00, E57, E55, E53
Pants - E57, E55, E53
Top - R22, R20, R000, C3, C1, C00
Hair - E29, E27, E25, E21
Eyes - YG95, YG93

Make sure you play along to be in with a chance to win some 'TGF' Stamps!

Friday, April 8, 2011

It's Time too get Creepy!

Happy Friday Copic Lovers!

So today is my Mad For Markers Day and we have a new challenge going. We want you to get creative and use your RV, BG & YR Copics.

There are sooo many different Variations you can use with these colors. I actually had fun choosing which ones to use...hehe! I just LOVE 'Syren' the newest Creeper from The Greeting Farm, she has this Sassy and Sultry look about her, which I love!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Tail - BG34, BG32, BG45, BG11, YR23, YR21, YR20, YR31
Background - E47, E44, E42, BG11, BG10, 0

My Card was colored using Copic Markers and Xpress It Blending Card, all of which are available over at Mad For Markers from the lovely Sammi!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend planned. We have a very busy one with Ella having karate Grading as well as State Karate training and Football and even a birthday party...whew...I am tired just typing it...hehe!

Anyway hope you have a nice weekend and get some time to Create!

Monday, April 4, 2011

TGF Designer Spotlight!

Today over on The Greeting Farm Blog, it is our first ever Designer Spotlight and Yep, you guessed it, first up is ME!!!!! So I thought why not tell you all a little bit about myself.......

Ok so here goes...Hi my name is Emma and I live in Australia with my Wonderful Husband and 5 kids, aging from 11 to 22months.  I first got into crafting through Scrapbooking when my daughter was 2, so that was nearly 8 years ago....WOW where does the time go...hehe! And recently have discovered the wonderful world of Cards, Copics and of course The Greeting Farm, all of which just go hand in hand. 

The first time I saw a Greeting Farm image was on someones blog and I remember being completely wowed, and of course I fell in love and knew I needed to find out more about how I could get my hands on these stamps. So within a few days I had put an order in. I still remember the first stamp I got, it was Princess Anya. I remember seeing all the Gorgeous creations that the DT girls were creating and thinking that I could never be THAT good, but I hoped that one day I would, and so I set my goals on one day being on 'The Greeting Farm' DT and well look at me know...Dreams do come true! Whooo Hoooo!!!!! (Must admit that I never actually thought this would happen...hehe!)

So do you want to know what my all time favourite TGF Stamp is.....Well it has to be any one of the Creepers, OMGosh they are just GORGEOUS, I think it has something to do with their Attitude and Spunk. I do tend to like the girls more than the boys, but with these guys they are all FABULOUS!

My card below features one of the newest Creepers, 'Tyler',

So I hope you have had fun getting to know me a little bit more. I would love to know what your favourite TGF Stamps are!

Friday, April 1, 2011

TGF Release Day Blog Hop!

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

We have been very anxious and excited for today as there is LOTS to be excited about!   Again, please give a warm welcome to LISA HJULBERG, our APRIL Guest Designer!

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

Surfer Anya
Wild Sprout Daisy
Creeper Syren
the new CREEPIN' KIT!  a full, 8 1/2x11 sheet of RUBBER featuring
over $90 worth of stamps for only $48!!!!

For todays card I have used Creeper Jill and I have to say that I have kind of cased this card from the Very Talented Rimna. Hope you don't mind Rimna, but I have been loving all your gorgeous Stamping lately and I had to have a try! Ihave also done some splattering with Glimmer Mist, which I have been seeing around lately and again had to have try. I really love this card and I have to say that Blogging leads to seeing so many Amazing Creations and new ideas, so thanks to all of you out there who inspire all things new!

We have another HUGE welcome and reveal for you today-the new FARM FRESH CHALLENGE BLOG!   Please stop over and say hello as there is a SYREN CREEPER up for grabs there!  It's Farm Fresh Friday, too-so our first challenge is up and RUNNING!

Once you do that, be sure to FOLLOW the new blog, because ONE lucky customer who does our DT Blog hop (below!) today AND becomes a follwer of our new CHALLENGE blog will be entered to WIN the CREEPIN' KIT!  That's ONE HUGE PRIZE!!!

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!