Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Join in for a FUN The Greeting Farm - Hoppin in the Holiday's Design Team and Customer Blog Hop!!! Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!!!

Hoppin in the Holiday's with a HUGE TGF

 Customer and DT Blog Hop!!!

Hello Friends, Stampers, and Hoppers All!!!

Tonight all of us The Greeting Farm Critter Crew, Farmers, and Club Anya DT girls are joining in with our Loyal Customers for a FUN Blog Hop!!!

Here is a short Blog Hop Message from all of us at TGF:

There is excitement in the chilly air tonight as the TIME. HAS. COME...to HOP into the HOLIDAYS with The Greeting Farm! Hooray! We have been looking forward to doing an all-customer invited Blog Hop for QUITE some time now and are thrilled that tonight's the night.
If you are just getting here, be sure to start on the TGF Blog where there will be ONE official list of hoppers due to the volume of tonight's hop. Be sure to pop in between 7 and 8 pm CST on our PCP page to chat w/ the DT, drink virtual egg-nog and be MERRY with TGF!
If you are participating in one of our contests tonight (see THIS post for categories), the THREE categories will be live and posted in the TGF Galleria at 7pm CST tonight. Please place your card in the appropriate category in the galleria NO LATER than 11:00AM CST tomorrow, December 1st. Winners will be drawn tomorrow around NOON CST and posted on the TGF Blog.
In addition, the TWO lucky Blog Hop winners (must have left comments and completed blog hop by NOON CST (This gives our overseas friends as well as here in the states plenty of time to see the projects and comment :) will be announced at NOON CST as well on the TGF Blog. GOOD LUCK to everyone and GET HOPPIN'!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for HOPPIN' into the HOLIDAYS with The Greeting Farm!

Now onto my Project for this FUN Blog Hop!!!

I used one of our images being released tomorrow at The Greeting Farm.  This Marina Critter Crew Image for TGF is so adorable and when I saw it I knew I had to create a fun, fun, fun Scene to go along with this cutie patootie Critter's in the Santa Sleigh Image!!

I got out some of my SU Card Stocks in Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip Colors to create the Snow, Trees, and Sky on my Card.  The Snow is embossed using the D'Vine Swirls Cuttle Bug Embossing Folders and Baja Breeze ink.  I added some pretty glittered snow swirls in the sky using Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and liquid glue.  The trees are made using the Lg. Scallop Circle SU punch which I punched 2 of for eachTree and then cut the scallops at the 5 scallops on the bottom layer, 4 scallops on the next layer, 3 scallops, and then 2 scallops for the top of the tree layer.  I added the snow to the tree layers by distressing them with Whisper White Craft Ink.

I printed my Critter Crew image on NeeNah solar white heavy Card stock and colored it using my Copic Markers.
Image colored with these Copics:
Sled and Bells: Y02, Y08, Y15, Y38, W1, W3, W5, 100
Clothes and Blanket: R20, R32, R35, R29, G20, G21, G24, V000, V12, V04, V17,
Monkey Fur: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, RV02, RV21, B21, W01, E71
Here is one last view of my Card so you can see all of the dimension I added by popping up different layers using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my Project and I hope you join in with us on this FUN Holiday Blog Hop with The Greeting Farm Loyal Customers, and TGF Design Teams!!!!!

All of us in the TGF Design Teams want to say a BIG thank you to all of our FUN and Loyal Customers in the TGF Fan Family!!!  Happy Holiday's and Merry Christmas to you all from all of us!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"
Sammi B.
Margie C.

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin
Tammy Maxville

Club Anya DT:
Jessica Diedrich
Jen Shultz
Amber Height
Kristy Young
Anna Maria Nillson

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Greeting Farm Preview UP!!!! Virus / Tech Difficulties fixed!!! Yea!!! See below for full post and info on Card.

See Post below for all the Details and Info on Today's Preview images and Project info, along with FFF Challenge info and links

It's December New Release Preview Day for The Greeting Farm Yea!!! Farm Fresh Friday Challenge and experiencing some Technical Difficulties at the Moment

All Virus/ Technical Difficulties fixed fially here are the pictures of my FFF Project and Sneak Peak previews of this adorable Santa Toby image:

Happy Happy Black Friday to Everyone!!!!

  Black Friday because most of America is out right now making sure all of the retailers are in the Black for their finances this weekend :-)!!!!

Today we are Previewing some Uber Uber Cute December New Release images for The Greeting Farm and we all used this FUN and EASY sketch by Mercy for our projects so you have no excuse not to play and win the prize this week by participating in the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge.  Remember use a TGF image and this great sketch below then leave us a picture of your project in the folder in the TGF Gallery by this coming Wednesday night and you will be Eligible to win some fun rubber from TGF!!!!

Today I was assigned Toby Santa who I think is one of my all time favorite Critter's he was so much fun to color up and accessorize on my project.  However we have been traveling all day from Kansas to Colorado and for some reason my Lap Top will not accept any of my Memory Cards so I can post the picture of my project and send it to the TGF blog too.  I am planning on tomorrow mid morning get over to my Mom's house and try to use her computer to get my image up on!!!

Don't Hesitate to head out to the TGF blog and my Team Mates blogs (links below) to get lots of inspiration on this months New Release image Previews for today and get some fun ideas for this weeks Farm Fresh Friday Sketch by Mercy Challenge (Picture of Sketch and my Preview image below too :-)!!!)

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"
Sammi B.
Margie C.

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin
Tammy Maxville

Here is the fun sketch for this weeks challenge NOW come on you can play along with this fun one right???  :-)

And until I can get my pictures of my Project for today using this sketch I will leave you with a Preview Sneak Peak of my New FaVORite image from Marina for TGF The Critters!!!  Toby Santa.

Above is my Card using this weeks Farm Fresh Friday Sketch by Mercy.

Image colored using these images:
Fur: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Clothes: R20, R32, R35, R29
Bag and toys: W01, W03, W05, Y08, Y38, YR04, YR09, E07, RV21, RV02, RV06, C1, C3, C5, 100
Liquid Applique for the fluffy fur and hair.

 Side View

Back as soon as I possibly can be with a Preview and My Project hope that since it is saying there is a Virus that it is wrong and something wonky is just going on!!!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday Challenge with The Greeting Farm DT Girls - A Sparkly Birthday Surprise!!! Prize this week is Sweet Anya in Rubber

A Sparkly Birthday Surprise!!!!

Hello Friends and Stampers!!!!

Happy Friday to all!  Today is another great Farm Fresh Friday Challenge with The Greeting Farm Farmers and Critter Crew DT girls!!!

Today's Challenge is to make a Birthday Card with Visible Sparkle somewhere or everywhere on your card!!!  Today is also Sweet Miss Ava (Jessica our Fearless Leader's now 5 year old Baby Girl!!!!)

Happy Birthday Ava Diedrich - 5 yrs old today!!!

If you want to play along in this weeks challenge and be eligible to win the Prize for this week:  1 Rubber Stamp of Sweet Anya - it is all yours for the taking!!!  All you need to do is make a Birthday Card with Sparkle on it and upload a link to your creation in The Greeting Farm Gallery for today's (11/19/10) Farm Fresh Friday File by Wednesday Evening this coming week.

Make sure after you are done here to head on out to all of The Greeting Farm - Farmers and Critter Crew Girlie's to see lots of Pretty and Fun Inspiration for this weeks challenge!!!  You can see lots of samples and all the Details on the TGF Blog too (link below)

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"
Sammi B.
Margie C.

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin
Tammy Maxville
Here is my Inspiration for this weeks Challenge!!!  I used my all time Favorite, Favorite, Favorite, Favorite Silver Shimmery, Sparkly to NO END ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  I also used Basic Gray DSP's and Prima Flowers in White and Purple, with Silver Rhinestone Brads in the Center and some Rhinestone Sticky Brads on the four corners.  I pulled out my Large Scallop Circle Nesties to layer the image on, and I printed and colored my TGF Critter Crew image on NeeNah Heavy Solar White Card Stock and Copics.

Gotta LUV all the Purples, Greens, and Silvers my 3 Favorite Colors!!!
Image Colored with these Copics:
Fur: E30, E31, E33, E35, E39, RV21, G24
Outfit, Table, and Table Cloth - V000, V12, V04, V17,
G20, G21, G24, C1, C3, C5, E31, E35
Cup Cake and Candle - RV00, RV02, RV06, E02, E08, E17, E38

And Now for the Sparkle!!!

Sparkly Silver Wired Ribbon - My Favorite Ribbon of all Time!!!
One last view so you can see all of the dimension and shine on this sweet Birthday Card.  All images and Elements popped up using excess Foam and Rubber from my TGF stamp sets, and Glue Dots

I hope you are having a wonderful week and I really hope you join us in this weeks fun Sparkly Birthday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm Blog and The Greeting Farm Gallery!!!

This week has been an Interesting week here at The Schlatter House Hold.  Marvin's Dad had Gall Bladder Surgery this week and by the time they figured out what was wrong with him his Gall Bladder was really really infected and he was in a ton of pain so his recovery is going to go slow.  Marvin went up Tuesday and Wednesday to the Farm (3 hours away in Smith Center Kansas) so he could help his brother wean their 200 or so calf's and then he came back home for 2 days then will be leaving to go back up to the Farm and help his brother finish weaning the last of the calf's this weekend.

Piper and Willow have 4 Birthday Parties this weekend and I need to get Christmas Shopping done so when we go to Colorado next week for Thanksgiving we can do Christmas with my Family and Close Friends while we are there.  Every year we rotate Christmas at the Farm and Thanksgiving in Colorado and then the next year Christmas in Colorado, and Thanksgiving at the Farm ect... ect...  So our own Families get to spend every other year Christmas and every other year Thanksgiving.  So anyway when we are somewhere for Thanksgiving we also do Christmas that same weekend since we won't be back for the 2nd Holiday that year.

Well I have a little baby girl crying wanting her 3am feeding so I am off to Nurse a Sweet Baby Girl!!!!  Can't get enough of this sweet thing!!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

It's a Farm Fresh Friday Scrapbook Layout Challenge Staring my Piper Girl with The Greeting Farm DT!!!! Prizes for Participation Yea!!! AND get ready and signed up for a Prize filled Customer and DT Blog Hop in December sign up NOW!!!!

Scrappin with the girls on the Farm!!!!

Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Today is our Monthly Scrapbook Challenge I love Scrap Booking and it is my first love in Stamping that is for sure how about you what is your first love in the stamping arena???

Today we have the lovely Sketch down below to follow and then we all made Fun layouts using the sketch and our pictures and a TGF image or two!!

Don't forget to visit the The Greeting Farm Blog to see all the FUN inspiration Layouts from all of the other girls on the DT!!!

Before I move onto the Team Links and Store Links and my Project for today's Pictures I wanted to make sure and tell you all about our Annual December Customer and DT Blog Hop!!! Here are all the Details and I want to see you there participating and Hopping along with us to kick off The Greeting Farm December New Releases!!!

December New Release Customer and DT Blog Hop with Prizes!!!

Please join us on TUESDAY, NOV. 30th at 7pm CST on the TGF Blog for an ALL-CUSTOMER and DT blog hop, featuring HOLIDAY cards that use TGF stamps! The DT will be premiering some December releases, there will be prizes, chit chat on our PCP page from 7pm CST to 8pm CST, and the winner of our Ugly Sweater Inspired contest will also be announced!
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
"Let it Snow" (use snow in creative ways on your card)
"Santa, Baby" (cute Santa-inspired cards)
and "Holiday Treats" (incorporate some kind of treat/goodie theme into your cards!
(this was edited from "It's a Wrap" in case you saw that on anyone else's blogs, fyi)
You may enter one, two, or all 3 categories, but must create a separate entry for each category and you MUST USE TGF STAMPS!
What's more? There are even MORE ways to win! You do not have to create for one of the three challenges, unless you WANT TO, because in addition, ONE lucky hopper WHO PARTICIPATES in the Blog Hop will receive the ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE just for making it through the hop and commenting. In addition, another lucky NON-participant will also win this prize.
More information will be released as the weeks move on, but to sign up, you need to email Jessica at yeahshestamps at gmail dot com NO LATER than TUESDAY, November 24th-NO exceptions, sorry. With the holidays approaching and lots of family in from out of town, Jess will need the list by then at the latest.
PLEASE put "TGF HOLIDAY HOP" as your subject line-this is very important! ETA: PLEASE INCLUDE the FULL URL of your BLOG ADDRESS! We've already had a few signups that didn't include any blog info ;) Thanks!
We can't wait to hop into the holidays with all of our friends on the Farm!
Feel free to grab the above badge and DIRECT-link to this post-the more the MERRIER this season! :)

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"
Sammi B.
Margie C.

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Mercy Kerin
Tammy Maxville

If you want to play along and be eligible to win the Prize for this weeks Farm Fresh Friday Scrap Book Layout Challenge you need to use this sketch below and make a fun Layout using this sketch your pictures and 1 or more TGF images in the layout!!!

Upload a picture of your creation into this weeks Challenge Folder in the TGF Gallery in the next week and we will announce the winner in next Friday's Farm Fresh Post on The Greeting Farm Blog!  This weeks Prize is the new Sweater images from the November release!!!!  Yea!!!!

Sketch for FFF Challenge 11/12/10
And here is my Layout I made using some pictures from our oldest Daughter 8 year old Piper's very First Christmas in 2002.  WOW how do they grow up so fast???  I am so behind on scrap booking it is not even funny!!!  :-)
The Greeting Farm image I used is one of the November Critter Crew New Releases how fun is this image???

The image is colored using these Copics:
Fur:W00, W1, W3, W5, RV10
Horse: E30, E31, E33, E35, E39, Y21, Y26, Y28, Y02, Y08, Y17, Y38
Outfit: R20, R29, R32, R35, G20, G21, G24
Below is a close up of the pictures.  Piper wore her Santa Suit that year as we opened up presents at Marvin's Parents house.  The picture on the left is just Piper and the Picture on the right is me helping her open a present from Nana Patsy. 

Piper was not happy that year and we could not figure out why our normally happy 9 month old was so upset all the time.  We finally took her to the Dr. up at his parents and we found out she had a double ear infection YUCK!!!  So we got her on Antibiotics and she acted so much happier very quickly!!!
And this is a little different view of the Layout standing up.
I can not figure out why all of my pictures of the Layout are a bit blurry my camera never takes blurry photo's and I would go back and take a few more but it is very late and I am tired and I don't want to have to edit them all in Photo shop again!!!  :-)

So I hope these pictures will do for you!!!  :-)

Well I am off to bed and I hope you love all of the Layouts the girls worked so hard on this week!!!  Also I really hope you play along.  Just head out to The Greeting Farm Blog for lots of inspiration and the full details for this weeks Farm Fresh Friday Scrap Book Layout Challenge!!!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday - All Tied up Challenge!!! Headed off to Wichita to a Pediatric Eye Surg. for Piper

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

We are headed out to Wichita KS. about an hour away to take Piper to have a foreign body removed from her eye they think it is glass or plastic.  Anyway I am going to put up my pictures for FFF but I will have to write my post after we are back with all the details and links because I am so so so tired and can only get about 3 hours of sleep if I fall asleep this very second!!!

Write more later hope you enjoy the Project!!!!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Time for November The Greeting Farm New Release Blog Hop with the Farmers, Critter Crew, and Team Anya DT!!!

A FUN FUN FUN New Release

Hop Along!!!!

Are you excited yet???  I know I am to show you my Project for Today's TGF New Release DT Blog Hop!!!!

So Here is our Fun Blog Hop info for you!!!

Hello everyone!
November is here and we are bringing you a cozy "Release Day" Blog Hop today with The Greeting Farm!
Whether you're snuggled up with your honey in your favorite sweater by a fireplace, set out for your favorite coffee shop to visit with Beanie Anya, or snowboarding with Toby Cub, the theme is COZY and RELAXED this month...or , perhaps you're preparing something 'cheeky" under the tree for your honey? It's never too early to start that shopping, right? ;)

Today, however, we want you to sit back, grab a cuppa tea or hot cocoa and enjoy our little DT hop! Let's get started, shall we?
Today I used Ribon and Nesties, and Bling, and DSP and Fluff and much more on my Projects for the Blog Hop!!!  See all Details Below!!!!

Well, I hope you enjoyed it, as it's just one of THREE rubber releases and THREE new digis from the Critter Crew! Everything is available now in the TGF Store and we can't wait to see what YOU create with these comfy, cozy cuties!
Now it's time to visit the next stop on the hop! If you're just arriving now to my blog, be sure to start on the TGF Blog, and enjoy the rest of the order today. 

 If not then you should have come to my Blog from TGF Talent Emma Eads our November Guest DT!!!! 

After you are done on my Blog you will head on out to my wonderful creative Critter Crew Team Mate Jacquie!!!!  Below is a list of the full order of the Blog Hop for all of the links please head back to the TGF Blog!!!!


Melyssa Connolly
Mercy Kerin
Randi Wall
Tammy Maxvill
Emma Eads-November Guest Farmer

Heather Schlatter
Jacqueline Nordaune
Jennifer Royal
Kristine Reynolds
Margie Cortina
Sammi Betbeder
Shaela Odd
Tangii Crain

Anna Maria Nilsson
Carisa Zglobicki-Nov. Team Anya GD
Kristy Young
Jen Shults
Amber Hight
Jessica Diedrich
Club Anya & Friends

So for this November New Release Blog Hop I got ambitious and decided to make 3 Projects.  Two you will see here today and then I had started on 2 Three piece Jewelry sets Earrings and Necklace sets using the Snowboard image and the Rocking Horse image, but I ran out of time to finish the Jewelry sets so I will have to post them to my blog very soon instead!!!

My First Project today is a Fun Christmas Card using Rocking Horse image and I used My Lg. Oval Nesties, Cuttlebug EF's Christmas Ornaments and Stars, Fun Silver and Green Dew Drops, and my most favorite Metallic Shimmery Wired Ribbon!!!  I also used some fun DSP and Card Stock in Real Red, Certainly Celery, and Glorious Green.

I colored this image with my Copic Markers in these colors:
Fur: W00, W01, W03, W05, RV10, R20, R29
Horse: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, Y21, Y28, R20, R29, R32, R35, G20, G24, G95, Y02, Y15, Y38
Outfit: R20, R29, R32, R35, G20, G21, G24

Here is a few to show you the dimension on my card.

Now for my 2nd Project I used Candy Cane Chipmunk, Lables 4 Nesties Rhinestone stickers, SU Rhinestone Brads, Prima Flowers, and some Yummy DSP's and that FUN SU Wide Candy Cane Striped ribbon!!!  Fun Fun Fun!!!!
My image is colored with these Copics:
Fur - E30, E31, E33, E35, E19, R20, RV10, W03
Clothes and Hat: R20, R32, R35, R29, G20, G21, G24, G29
Candy Cane: R20, R35, R29, 0, W03
And here is one last view to show off the dimension on the card!!!

Well I hope you enjoyed this fun Blog Hop!!!  Don't forget there are Prizes and the WHOLE New Release Up for grabs to one lucky Hopper who completes each stop on the hop leaves comments for the DT Members and then a Final Comment on the Store Blog!!!  Now Head on out to Jacquie!!!! your next stop on the Blog Hop.

Have a Very Very Stampendous Monday and a FUN Blog Hop!!!!