Oct 31, 2011

Creepin' by with a Halloween HI!

Happy Halloween!!

Looks like things are getting a little creepy over at The Greeting Farm's BLOG today where there's not only one, but two new Creeper previews...Saturday and Sunday! These new guys are sporting the same sassy attitude that runs rampant throughout the Creeper Crew and are so adorable you're going to say to yourself..."why can't they be real guys?!"

I thought I'd keep the preview for Creeper Sunday CAS simply because this guy deserves to stand alone and shine in all his cuteness! **insert giggling like a 14 year old girl**

If you head over to TGF's Blog, you can catch a glimpse of the other new guy Saturday, along with more of the DT's cards/projects featuring both of these adorable new Creepers.

Just a few TGF reminders:

*Creeper Saturday/Sunday along with Matilda and Holiday Anya vailable Nov. 1st

*Don't forget to join us all day on SCS for random chitter chatter, some prizes, and FUN!

*Guest Designer contest going on now through November 10th, first round will be posted during our first 'virtual stamp event' on our SCS forum on November 11th.

*ALL clear sets are stocked and ready to make their way home to you with your November stamp purchases!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for RELEASE DAY! See you then!


Oct 30, 2011

Clearly Christmas Tag

Here's a quick tag I made using one of the October released clear stamp sets from The Greeting Farm called Clearly Christmas Stamp Set.

Open Me sentiment (TGF O&A Surprise)
Paper (Graphic 45)
Glitter Paper (Colorblok)
Twine (The Twinery) - Chartruese
Button (OTC)
Extras: bling, paper ribbon, ribbon,
pony beads

Thanks for stopping by, it's always fun sharing!

Oct 27, 2011

WS Matilda preview

Hi again!

I'm back with another preview today from The Greeting Farm!

We couldn't help but notice a new little someone “sprouting” up this November...and have a sweet sneak preview for you today!



Matilda is sassy, sweet, and everthing in between and will be released on NOVEMBER 1st, so grab your wish lists and check them twice!

Look at this girl's hair...OMGoodness, I had the most fun coloring this adorable sprout! I thought I'd give Kraft paper a try and I'm pleasantly surpised at how fun it was to work with. Very different to what I'm used it, but it's always a bit interesting to play outside of the box.

In addition to all of the FUN going on around the Farm this coming week, The Greeting Farm would like to invite you to come and hang out with us on Release Day for FUN chatter throughtout the day on our SCS Forum and hopefully we'll run into each other live at some point!

Last but not least, and you'll hear more about this on RELEASE day too- mark your calendars for November 11th- our first live “virtual stamp event' on our SCS forum with a themed challege, prizes, and our very first customer hostess of the evening. This is something we are planning on doing once a month so if there are any potential hostesses out there, stay tuned!!!

For now, be sure to visit the TGF BLOG for more details on how you can WIN WS Matilda today and thanks for coming by!


Oct 26, 2011


Hello Farm friends!

This month has really flown by, hasn't it? We hope you've enjoyed the 5 clear stamp sets we released at the beginning of the month and hope you'll join us for some more fun and chatter on November 1st when The Greeting Farm brings you another character-packed release!

That's right! We're back this month with some brand-spankin' new additions to our very beloved line of TGF characters and we are covering ALL the bases this month! We've got a new Sprout, TWO new Creepers, and an Anya that will have you at HELLO, believe me!

Speaking of HELLO's, we have a VERY exciting announcement today too! Please welcome KRIS PALAKIKO to our Design Team as our November Guest! Most of you know Kris from all of her enthusiasm and participation in many of our challenges over the past few years...pretty much since TGF's beginning back when we were still “Pink Poison!” She is a die-hard fan, loyal customer, and talented crafter and we hope you'll stop by to welcome her to the Farm this month! On that note, a HUGE note of thanks to Lori Craig who was our wonderful October guest! We are going to miss her but know she won't be a stranger and I'm sure a lot of you will be running into her in our new Splitcoaststampers home! Thanks Lori and WELCOME Kris!

...and WELCOME to the newest little sweetie on the Farm...


Isn't she beautiful? We just adore her and are thinkin' you might too...(wink ;)

I think Holiday Anya has a "southern" look to her...maybe it's the beautiful ball gown that she's wearing or her gorgeous long hair...but I'm secretly wondering if her middle name isn't Scarlett?!! LOL! I wish you could see the glitter on the trim of her dress because I used some Ultra-Fine Ritz Glitter in Nuance Chaude (warm highlights)...talk about glittery goodness and it really is some of the prettiest glitter I've seen! Befitting for both Anya and Scarlett!

Even though the challenge is over, I wanted to give kudos to Margie because I used her Monday Funday Sketch #1 from the FFC Blog for this new release...what a great sketch!

Holiday Anya is the first of FOUR single, rubber stamp previews so stay tuned tomorrow for more...but for now, visit our blogs because ONE of us has Holiday Anya hidden and up for grabs! You never know WHO will win her...it might be you!

Thanks for stopping by today and see you tomorrow with someone else sprouting up on the Farm!


Oct 21, 2011

TGF and The Twinery Blog Swap/Hop

Welcome to our combined Blog Swap/Hop today featuring two fantastic companies, The Greeting Farm and The Twinery! If you're just getting here from Tifany DeGough's blog, WELCOME! If you have yet to begin the hop, please visit the TWINERY BLOG to begin! Hooray! We are so excited to bring you a fun hop, loads of inspiration when the world of TGF Rubber stamps collides with the quality baker's twine we've all come to know and love, and some of the most talented designers in the industry with new and fun projects to share!

Did we mention PRIZES? There are definitely a few of those too so you'll want to check out our event today! Thank you so much for coming!

The Greeting Farm first sprouted into the stamping world in 2008 as a small dream and has cultivated into something wonderful because of wonderful customers like you! With three years of farm-fresh images under their belt, TGF is going strong and love bringing you fun-loving, animated characters, including the best-selling "Anya" line. The Greeting Farm brings you cute, charismatic images that are LOADS of fun to COLOR! There is truly something for EVERYONE on the Farm and we are so glad to be teaming up with the Twinery today!

As for the Twinery, twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, this TOP quality baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! The Twinery twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! It has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

Here's my project using the vampire from TGF's Spooktacular digi set and twine in the Honeydew-Light Chartruese color.

I tried my hand at the Spirelli technique and was hoping to make something that resembelled a spider web...alas, as cool as I think the web turned out I think it would be more effective in black, LOL! Charcoal twine is definately going on my shopping list!

Now...I DID mention something about PRIZES, didn't I? ;) There are TWO prize packs up for grabs and you will have until Sunday, October 23rd at 5pm CST to comment on ALL the blogs and enter for your chance to win one of them!

The Greeting Farm is giving away their ENTIRE November release EARLY to one lucky winner - that is four stamps in all and EARLY nonetheless!

The Twinery is giving away one “COLORFUL BUNCH” sampler pack!

That's TWO great prizes, TWO chances to win...and endless inspiration beginning HERE:

Julie Ranae
Jessica Diedrich
Emily Leiphart
Lori Craig
Caroline Stender
Carisa Zglobicki
Angelica Suarez
Tracey Pickersgill
Tifany DeGough
Denice Bartucci - You're here
Grace Hester
Kim Yu
Becca Fabozzi
The Greeting Farm Blog

Thank you SO much for stopping by today! Now it's time to head over to Grace Hester's blog, thanks so much for sharing in our SUPER fun event today!


Oct 18, 2011

TGF Hallo Witch Digi

Here's a fun card I made with the Hallo Witch digi image from TGF, isn't she adorable?!! I couldn't believe my luck a couple of weeks ago when I found this SEI DP at HL, I thought to myself it would be perfect for a Halloween card and it is! I also had the chance to use my newest MFT cloud die, which I embossed and distressed the clouds. There are pearls and alpha stickers too.

I only have a couple more Halloween cards to make for my kiddos, and then I have a few fall decorations I want to put up. Sadly, this will probably be the last year my youngest dons a costume and trick-or-treats...he's getting a bit too "cool" to wear a costume! *sniff, sniff*


Oct 14, 2011

TGF Furever Clear

How can you NOT fall in love with this adorable new release called Furever Clear from The Greeting Farm?!! OMG, it's so stinkin' cute and so much fun to color! This is such a perfect image for all of my cat-crazy-lovin' friends...and seriously, you know who you are!!! LOL!

An adorable image colored with Copics, some fab DP, a new nestie's die, a little twine, a feather, a beaded stickpin and some pearls...makes for a purr-fect card!

Thanks for stopping by, it's fun to chat!

Oct 10, 2011

TGF Tea-riffic w/ Doily

The minute I saw this reversible DP I knew I was going to use it for the new TGF Tea-riffic clear set...everything about the paper reminded me of a proper tea time, doily included. I added a beautiful silk lollipop flower that I rec'd from Kathy Jo in a swap on CMB...didn't she do a gorgeous job on that flower?!! Yep...I think so too!

Hey...have a great day and thanks for stopping by and saying Hi!


Oct 7, 2011

TSB - Ellie's 1st B/day

This is going to be quick as I have to get ready for work, but I wanted to post a card I made using a fun digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique for my niece's daughter's 1st birthday this weekend. I just think the balloon carrying the cupcake is sweet...and super clever!


It seems my inner child has come out lately as I can't stay away from glitter and this image just shouted "GLITTER" to me! Who doesn't love their Quickie Glue Pen for moments like these?!! lol!

Last July I bought my first MFT die and have finally gotten around to using it~LOVE IT!!! Don't be surprised if you see clouds floating on my blog all month...these are the perfect little size for any project.

As I said...a quick post!
Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to see a smiling face or two.

TGF says..."FREE SHIPPING Friday and let's CHAT!"

Woot Woot!!! I just copy and pasted a post from Jess who's hanging around TGF's Forum on SCS today, check out what she has to say....


Hey, everyone!

We are offering a FREE SHIPPING code today ONLY as a celebration of our first week here at Splitcoast on our new FORUM!

We hope you guys will check in often to view new threads (*you can even START them here in our main forum), chat with other TGF friends, and chat with us too!

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support this past week that Marie is offering an unprecedented "FREE SHIPPING FRIDAY" code for TODAY ONLY!

Here's all you need to do (ON YOUR HONOR!) to claim your free shipping code:

a.) SIGN UP for a FREE SCS membership and user name if you don't already have one and come chat w/ us here on the thread letting us know what you're doing this weekend!

b.) if you already ARE signed up for SCS, just CHAT! let us know what your weekend plans are and I hope to see lots of you saying hello right here in the forum today

THE CODE for FREE SHIPPING-TODAY ONLY (until 11pm CST) is: ___?___

Happy shopping and thanks for all the support!
Jess and Marie


If you're curious and/or want to find out the code for FREE SHIPPING click here! Hope to see you there!

Oct 6, 2011

Throwback Thursday with Lolli Anya

Good Morning, it’s another gorgeous fall day in the midwest where we’ve been fortunate to have beautiful weather this entire week, and now that the leaves are beginning to turn gorgeous shades of red and orange, every street and corner is picturesque. It’s no wonder that I have Fall and Halloween on my mind!

I used the adorable Lolli Anya for this week’s Throwback Thursday, and doesn’t she look frightenly sweet in her fall colors?!! I couldn’t help myself, the minute I saw her lolli I thought of candy corn colors and knew she would be perfect for a Halloween card. A little time, a little glitter, and a lot of Glossy Accents...

The new stamps at TGF are awesome, I love them all...but there’s something about inking up a favorite Anya or Oliver that makes me happy...almost as much as looking out my backyard and seeing this awesome maple tree!

So grab one of your favorite TGF stamps...old or new, get inky, be happy!

As always, thanks for stopping by...I love hanging with friends!


Oct 1, 2011

TGF Release Day Event

HELLO and WELCOME to the OCTOBER release at The Greeting Farm! Not only do we have FIVE SPECTACULAR new releases available, a NEW challenge team debuting today on the Farm Fresh Challenge blog, we are THRILLED to bring you a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT- probably one of the biggest in TGF history...

THE GREETING FARM IS PROUD to announce that we have been invited to be the newest MEMBER COMPANY on SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS!!!!!

We are beyond thrilled and honored to become a Member Company and cannot wait to share some of the benefits and excitement with ALL of you!

For those of you NEW to Splitcoaststampers (SCS), it is the single largest online community for stampers and a wonderful place to access tutorials, a vast online gallery, and tons of ways to get involved with their awesome forums dedicated to stamping and much more!

As a MEMBER COMPANY, The Greeting Farm now has our VERY OWN FORUM to encourage ALL of our customers, new and old to get out there and chat with us, while we keep you up to date on the latest TGF happenings :) With over 700,000 unique hits a month, we are excited about the potential to meet NEW Farm friends, but we are mostly SO, SO very excited about being able to have a 'home' to chat with you, get to know you better, and post fun and important information ALL in one place! We really look forward to this being a means of getting closer to our stamping community, welcoming new stampers and getting to spend more time with our cherished current customers, as well!

Splitcoaststampers also offers a wonderful Member gallery where you can upload ALL your photos, even non-TGF cards, to their gallery and use different keywords depending on what you're uploading. Please use this keyword for all SCS gallery posts: thegreetingfarm (no spaces :)

Last but not least, if you are new to Splitcoast, it's a free service, so all you need to do is pop on over and register a user name and password just like our own Gallery :) Should you lose the above link to get to the TGF FORUM? No problem! Just log onto Splitcoast, enter the FORUMS> Member Companies>The Greeting Farm! WOO HOOOO!!!!! We are SO EXCITED about this announcement!

If you have ANY questions whatsoever, please contact Jess and she will be happy to answer them!

Now...ON with the SHOW! Hooray! We hope that you will come to our RELEASE EVENT TODAY, beginning at NOON CST, and chatting throughout the day! Around 10pm CST. there will be an ENTIRE release to give away to one lucky SCS user who chats with us on our "RELEASE PARTY CHATTER" thread, so come on over and check us out! You can chat with us ANY time before 10pm CST-winner will be announced on the TGF BLOG and on our SCS chat :)


I had a lot of fun using the Clear Christmas set on this card. Not only did I make a window card using a transparency, but I also stamped snowflakes on the transparency...ohhhhhh, I love this look!

Last but not least, our DT BLOG HOP begins as there is ANOTHER OCTOBER RELEASE PRIZE being given away to anyone who completes the DT hop and leaves a comment here on the TGF BLOG.

Becca Fabozzi
Carisa Zglobicki
Denice Bartucci - That's ME!
Kim Yu
Tracey Pickersgill
Jessica Diedrich

Thank you so much for participating and for being here with us on such an exciting day! Hope to see you ALL on the new TGF FORUM! Hooray!