Monday, August 30, 2010

The Greeting Farm Sneak Previews Day 2 for September Release!!!! A Happy little Critter

"A Creative Little Critter"

Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!!!

Today is Day 2 of The Greeting Farm September Sneak Previews for the Release on Wednesday!!!!

We had Previews on Friday for Farm Fresh Friday's too, but unfortunately on Thursday Night I was in the Hospital getting checked out because I had some signs of Early Pre-Eclampsia and they wanted to make sure I did not need to have an Emergency C-Section, but so far everything looks O.K. and I still have the little sweetie inside my tummy growing away!!!

Today I will get a call with some test results they did which will tell us more if I get to go to my Scheduled C-Section on September 13th, or if I have to go early and have the Baby this week.  I personally am hoping to just go to the September 13th C-Section date!!!

So if you want to see more really great Previews from Friday don't forget to check out my Team Mates and their creations for Farm Fresh Friday on the TGF blog!!!!  The Farm Fresh Friday Sketch Challenge for this week is still open so play along with us to win some great FREE stamps of your choice!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin

Here is my Preview of this sweetie pie Huey and Bird House.  I just love him.  For this creation I used my Nesties in Lg Circle and Lg Scallop Circles and I hand sewed the edges of the card with heavy Twine, and added some fun Orange Dew Drops, and some fun Prima Flowers in Orange and Green.  The Card Stocks are SU Only Orange, Green Galore, and some SU DSP.
The Image is colored in these Copics:
Fur and Clothes: YR02, YR04, E07, W1, W3, E30, E33, G20, G21, G24
Bird House: E30, E31, E33, G20, G21, G24
Birds: B91, B95, Y17
Other things: C00, C2, C3, C7, B21 
And Here is a Side View of the creation so you can see the sewing and the dimension better!!! All things popped up are done so using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps.

Today is also a Preview of a very FUN new Anya that a TGF customer designed and they are having a blast showing her off on The Club Anya and Friends Blog so don't forget to head over there and check out all the Special Fun things going on over there today!!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Monday Everyone and I will be back with another Preview on Wednesday!!!  We will also have a great BLOG HOP with Prizes of course!!!!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday Challenge with The Greeting Farm DT girls - A Cool Color Challenge and a Fun 3-D Project

A Cool Color Challenge and

 a 3-D Project!!!!!

Happy Happy Friday All,

Some Family News and Updates for this week.
How is everyone doing???  I am doing good just very very PREGNANT :-)  Piper started school this week and is now gulp in the 3rd Grade (how did that happen???)  Willow will start Kindergarten next week and she is very very excited about it!!!   This week has been a crazy busy week doing all the Back to school things, Piper had her first cavity and filling which ended up turning into a Root Canal for my little 8 year old.  What an experience that was!!!!  Willow also had her Kindergarten assessment with her new teacher, and today we helped watch one of my friends little boys because she started Nursing Anesthesia Classes this week.  Tomorrow I am looking forward to having nothing to do but play with the kids!!!!

If you want to see some Pregnancy Pictures of what I look like BIG OL HUGE me you can scroll down one post I posted Prego pics last week!

Farm Fresh Friday Challenge Details this week:
Today's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge is one of my Favorites of late I had so much fun using the great colors and the super cute Marina image to create this Pocket Project to hold two Book Marks in.

After you get done here at my blog head on out to The Greeting Farm Blog and my Team Mates Blogs to see all the totally creative ways they also used this fun challenge.

If you want to play along for the prize this week just make a project using this color challenge and a TGF image, then upload a link to your project in this weeks Farm Fresh Friday Challenge Folder in The TGF gallery by next Wednesday evening.  The winner will be announced on Friday next week.

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Here are the colors from the Color Challenge for this weeks Farm Fresh Friday Challenge.
They are Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, and Hawaiian Shores.  (Basically it is Orange, Green, and light Blue)

And here is my project for you.  I made a Pocket Holder for two Book Marks and I plan to send this with Willow for her Teacher next week on her first Day of School.  I used the ultra cute Marina Critter Crew image Randi with Flower which is a Digi Image you can purchase over at The Greeting Farm store.

I used SU Card Stocks in Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and Pumpkin Pie with some SU patterned papers in the same colors.
I colored up the Randi with Flower using these Copic Markers:
Fur: C1, C3, C5, C7
Clothes: G20, G21, G24,
YR00, YR04, YR68,
 B21, B12, B02, B05
Above is the Pocket Holder and both Book Marks.
On the Pocket Holder I added some boarder Card Stock Stickers from and old SU Simply Scrappin Pack, which includes the green boarder at the bottom and the flower and leaves, and the flower boarder on the Pocket down fold.
and here is one last close up of the two Book Marks.  Both of the Patterned papers are SU DSP's and the Randi with Flower image.
I hope you all play along this week the Prize is your choice of 3 of the New Creeper image in rubber Yea!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Time for a New Farm Fresh Friday Challenge with The Greeting Farm DT Girls. This week incorp. your favorite number into your creation! Prize as Always and some Pregnancy Pictures too!

Add those Numbers to your Project!!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

How are you all doing???  I am sorry my posts have become so few and far between, but this Baby has gotten so big that Mommy is having a heck of a time getting around and doing much crafting and stamping, let alone the daily needs of my sweet kido's and house!!!  :-)

So today is another Farm Fresh Friday Challenge with all of us on the Greeting Farm.  Also we are introducing 5 new Critter Crew Designers to our team!!!! 

So a Big Big Welcome to Jacquie, Kristine, Jennifer, Linda, and Tangii!!!  (Their Links are below)

This weeks Challenge issued by our Fearless TGF Leader Jess Diedrich was to incorporate your favorite number into the project.  I personally don't have a favorite number, but I do love Back to School and the ABC's and 123's and so I got out one of my old SU Scrap booking Packs and got out the ruler card stock sticker boarder with numbers on it and incorporated it into my project for today!!!!  The numbers were white on the ruler but you could not see them very well so I traced over them with Black Pen!!!

When you are done here head on out to my Wonderful Farmer and Critter Crew Team Mates to see all of their lovely creations too!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin

Here are a few pictures of me and the Baby so you can see our Progress!!!!  I am Huge!!!!  My Pregnant Belly is now 50 inches around!!!!

Me and the kids, 30 weeks pregnant (4 weeks ago) with Piper 8 yrs., Willow 6 yrs., and Tucker 3 yrs.
Me this week (34 weeks pregnant)
50 Huge ol' inches around, 5 weeks to go until Baby gets here!!!
Me this week at (34 weeks Pregnant)

And here is my Project for this week.  You can see the ruler sticker I used as one of the Boarders on the right side of the card.  To go along with the Red, Yellow, and Blue, Back to school theme I printed out Painter Toby and colored him with my copic markers.  I used the Petite Lg Circle Nesties and the Lg Circle Scallped Nesties!!!  The Papers are from SU in Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow and Brocade Blue.  I also used my scalloped scallop boarder punch from EK sucess.
The image is colored up using these Copics:
Fur:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Clothes and Paints:  R20, R32, R35, R29, G20, G21, G24, Y15, Y38, B91, B93, B97,
V000, V04, V17
C1, C3
and here is a side view so you can see most of the popped up layers on the card.  All images and pieces popped up using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps!!!
Well I hope you decide to join us in the challenge this week.  To win the prize you just need to make a Project incorporating numbers into your project and upload your creations to the TGF gallery in this weeks FFF challenge folder!!!

As long as you have it in the Gallery by next Wednesday night you will be eligible to win the Free Stamp of your choice!!!

Have a Very Very Stampendous Friday Everyone!!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Do you want to Design for The Greeting Farm Critter Crew???? Time for a new DT Call is Here!!!

Design Team Call and Some of my

 Favorite Critter Crew Cards!!!


Do you adore coloring up our fun, lovable images known as the TGF "Critter Crew"?

Do you want to work with new monthly digital images as well as enjoy a generous discount to the TGF store?

Do you want to work with some AMAZING designers, fun women and help TGF show the blogging world how fun and EASY these images are to work with?

If you've answered YES to any-or all!-of the above, perhaps you'd like to throw your hat in the ring!

The Greeting Farm is looking for a NEW CREW!

When: Beginning Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 through Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

What: Please submit TWO cards or projects using MARINA NEIRA images to no later than 11:59pm CST on Tues, August 10th, 2010


We are looking for 2-4 Designers that are willing to participate in all preview events, post at LEAST 1x a week to their personal blogs, submit 2 physical cards per month to Marie for promotional purposes, and participate in TGF Challenges 1x week (this CAN be combined w/ FFF's :) This term will begin August 15th, 2010 and run through December 31, 2010.

Please submit NEW, never before seen projects to be considered for this team along with your email, blog address, SCS gallery, and why you LOVE TGF and specifically our critters!

All chosen participants will be notified by August 11th, 2010 via email.

Good luck to all who enter....will YOU be the new CREW? ;)

See all of these fun cards you can be creating them too and getting a Discount at The Greeting Farm Store by applying for The Greeting Farm - Critter Crew DT today!!!!

Can not wait to see all of your creations!!!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Time for a Happy 2nd Birthday to The Greeting Farm!!!! Birthday Blog Hop with DT Sneak Peaks and Customer Projects over 100 participants YEA!!!! Lets Hop!!! Prizes Prizes Prizes of Course!!!!

Two Sneaky Peaky Previews of

Cup Cake Anya!!!!

Happy Sunday Evening Everyone!!!

Are you super excited for this 2nd Birthday/ Anniversary of the beginning of our FAVORITE Stamp company TGF?????  I know I am I have been waiting for what seems like forever to share this super adorable new Anya from The Greeting Farm with you!!!!

So tonight starting at 7pm we have this amazing fun blog hop with both customers and DT girls in the hop and most of the DT girls will be sharing brand new images and Sneak Peaks with you!!!!!!!  Yea!!!!!

For a Full list of all the Blog Hop Participants and a Links order to help you hop along and the list of PRIZES you can win along the way head on out to the TGF Blog Here:
Here are a list of all my team mates who are participating in the hop along with the Club Anya Girls too most of us have fun BRAND NEW images we are sharing with you so don't miss out on the DT girls Blogs!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin

Club Anya DT Participants:
•Amy Young
•Kelly Booth
•Kristy Young - Aug Guest Designer
•Kim Costello
•Pam Varnell
•Traci Porter
Here is the first of my Two new Creations to show of the FUN new TGF Digi Cup Cake Anya!!!!
I created the Birthday Scene above using Copics, Designer Paper from SU, and Nee Nah Heavy White Card Stock to create the wood floor and to stamp my images and draw my accents on.  The Banner is on SU Real Read Card Stock and the Card Back is on SU Certainly Celery Card Stock.  The wood floor board is also on Nee Nah paper and the edges are scored with my score pal for the detail on wood.

I hand drew and cut out the balloons and the extra cup cakes.
Anya is colored with these Copics:
  You can not quite see all the shading and detail in this picture sorry!!!
Skin: E50, E51, E00, RV02
Hair: E50, E43, E55, E57
Clothes: RV20, RV32, RV35, RV29, B21, B24, B29, G20, G21, G24, G28, V000, V12, V04, V17
Cup Cake: Y06, Y17, Y38, V000, V12, V17, R32, R35, R29
And here is one last side view so you can see the dimension on the card. All images are popped up using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps and glue dots.

Now onto my 2nd Preview of Cup Cake Anya
I used DSP from a Die Cuts with a View Paper pack and the Solid Card Stocks are textured SU papers in Green Galore, Gable Green, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, and Only Orange.  I got out my Blossoms Nesties to do the die cuts.  The cool variegated flowered ribbon is from an assorted ribbon pack I picked up at Hobby Lobby, and the flowers are Prima with SU bling brads in the center.
Anya is colored in these copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21
Hair: Y21, E55, E57, E59
Clothes: RV00, RV21, RV06, V000, V12, V04, V17, BG10, BG15, BG09,
Cup Cake: B91, B93, V000, V12, V17, RV02, RV06, RV00
And here is one last side view so you can see the dimension on the card.  All images are popped up using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps and glue dots.

Well I hope you had a super fun Time on my Blog with these adorable Cup Cake Anya images Marie is releasing today along with all of the other August New Releases!!!!!

Happy 2nd Birthday / Anniversary to The Greeting Farm!!!!