Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Royal Blog HOP Release with "The Greeting Farm"

HELLO and WELCOME to a "ROYAL RELEASE" DT Blog hop and contest announcement! Today is release day and we have quite the cast of characters available now in the TGF store! We are welcoming Ahoy!, Wild Sprout Ryan, and TWO brand new Princesses to The Greeting Farm!

That's some Royalty for you, for sure! We want to make today's REGAL release memorable so we are not only excited about the new stamps in the store today, but also to kick-off our FOUR WEEK "TGF ROYALTY" contest!!!! WOO HOO!

Each Wed. during the month of June, a new challenge will be issued. That's FOUR WEEKS of Royal and Regal FUN and each week, we'll draw a winner for their choice of Princess 1, 2 or 3 single.
THEN, at the END of the 4 weeks, it will be time to narrow it down to FOUR finalists. The WINNER of each week's challenge will be one of the four finalists to compete for the crown and be donned "TGF ROYALTY"! Winner will be voted for on our Facebook page and the GRAND PRIZE will be the ENTIRE July Release!
To kick off Week 1, our theme is simply "Fairy Tale Fun". Create a card or project using TGF stamps inspired by a fairy tale or prince/princess.

Upload your creations to TGF GalleryTGF Royalty>WEEK 1. You have until Tuesday, June 7th at 8pm CST to upload your creations!

We have ONE more surprise for you today... to help kick-off our "TGF ROYALTY" contest, we have ONE MORE PRINCESS to release today! Introducing, Princess 3:

Can you Guess who she is?? hehehe "That's right she is my tribute to Princess Tiana from "Disney's The Princess & The Frog.  It is by far 'my youngest Daughter favorite movie and so when I saw her I knew that she would be my Tiana :0))))). I colored her with my Prisma Pencils and OMS. She looks "regal" in her green and gold does she not!!! Card Stock is from PTI, DP is "October Afternoon, (It's been in my stash for a while now), Punch is Martha Stewart. My little "frog"  is a dimensional  from "K& Co. and of course lots of stickles for some bling and I used pop dots to make everything pop.

Have a REGAL time perusing the blogs today of:

Sharette ( you are Here)

back to TGF Blog

You will have until 11:59 pm CST TONIGHT to comment and ONE LUCKY WINNER will take home the ENTIRE JUNE RELEASE! Winner announced tomorrow on the TGF Blog!

GOOD LUCK, and enjoy our ROYAL RELEASE DAY, everyone!!!


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Setting Sail with another Preview

AHOY, mates! 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!

Don't you just LOVE these Two little "Sailors". I must say that I really Love this set. I love their little outfit. and it is perfect for any type of occasions. I decided to make a "side step" card. I have done several before and thought that it would be perfect to show case both Oliver and Amelia. :0) I colored them with my Prisma Pencils and OMS. and for her shoes I used my Sakura gell pen and lots of stickles for her bow and  hair barrettes.
Card Stock is from PTI,  DP: is from my stash of EK Sucess "A day at the Beach", I had it from last year but still getting a lot of use from it hehehe, Stickers and embellishments are also from EK Success "Jolee's Boutique, and lots of pop dots to make everything pop.

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!

Happy Scrapping,

Saturday, May 28, 2011

TGF Day 2 Preview is a little "Wild"

Hi everyone back with day 2 of our Preview.. and what a Wild one we have today.. Say hellos to "Wild Sprout Ryan".I want to say a Huge THANK YOU to everyone who made my first Post as a Guess  Designer with "TGF" soo very Special and Welcoming..

This is Ryan ; he is the Newest member of the Wild Spout line. and will be apart of the June 1st  Royal Release..  Is he just not the "Coolest little guy.. I Love the hair. You can tell that he spends a lot of time making sure that it's just "perfect"... hehehehe.

I colored him with my Prisma and OMS., Card stock is kraft from PTI,  DP is October Afternoon "Thrift Shop . I used my Large Oval Nestie added 3 silver brads, Sentiment is from the " My Guy Ian" set and stamped with "Memento R\ich Cocoa. and I used tons of Pop dots to make pop.
Make sure that you head over to the TGF blog where  you have a chance to win your very own "W. S Ryan. and also don't forget to stay tuned for a details on a "HUGE contest on 6/1

Happy Scrapping,

Friday, May 27, 2011

How can this "Royal" week get any Better...

 How can it.. I will tell you that I have soo much "emotions" going thru me I just can not put them to words. Today has finally arrived. And  I have soo much to be Thankful for. My Baby is Graduation today from High School. I can soo remember her in Pre K and being excited about her "graduation" on to the big league of "Kindergarden" hehehe.
I will have a Special post "dedicated just for her later on today".. But as for today being soo "Royal". Well again how can it get any better than being able to "SAY!!!!!!! that I am this Month "Guess Designer" for "The Greeting Farm" "WOOT WOOT".. My feet is "taping" as I am typing because I still can not believe that I was asked my Jesica Diedrich. I think I said those same words like a dozen time in my email when I have a HUG "Yes I Will"

 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!

Happy Scrapping,

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Last Thursday Challenge with BLD

Hi Everyone Still on a euphoric "high" today as tomorrow is the BIG DAY for our house hold with my DD graduation. Today is Grad-Night for her, where she is spending the whole night at Disney Land. from 8:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. tomorrow morning, once they return to school they will have their "Senior Breakfast" and from there one last Graduation Practice. ( I'm tired for her just thinking about it.... hehehehe
As for today. you can see by my "post title"that it is the last day for the DT for "By Lori Designs". I can not believe that we have come to an End already.. But I have enjoyed my self soo much I don't feel sad or any thing like that..

I want to say a HUGE "THANK YOU" to Lori for giving me my very "FIRST" DT. spot. Being a Fan of Lori and her images I was soo "honored when I was picked as one of the DT. Thank you to Sheri for being an awesome DT Coordinator as well. You where always thier to help out when any one of us needed it..
For my card today which features an Awesome Sketch ( I have said it before I don't know where I would be if I did not have a "good" sketch to turn to hehehe) I used my very "FIRST BLD image that I purchased. Now I will have to admit that my Image of  "Puddle Jumper Emma" is a Rubber, But you can also get her in "digi" at the BL D shop
I colored her with my Prisma and OMS. Card stock is PTI. DP is "My Minds Eye- Find & Dandy True Blue collection. Ribbon and sentiment is also from PTI.

I can not close my post with out giving a BIG THANKS to my fellow DT members.. It was a privilege to work along side "ALL" of you and you have given me lots of inspiration along the way..
Hugs and Blessings :0)))))))

Make it Monday- Any Thing Goes
My Time to Craft- use a Die Cut
Creative Card Crew- Any Thing Goes
Claudia & Co.- Birthday Girl

Happy Scrapping,


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Faboulous Week to be a Guess Designer for The Stamping Bazaar

Start with a Round Scallop card
Hi everyone It's Wednesday and Boy is this an Awesome week for me I have been speaking about it for a while. But on Friday my Baby Girl (First Born) is graduation from HIGH SCHOOL.  Yeahhhhhh. So excited I can not put it into words. just a very Proud Mama :0)))))

Now as if that was not News Worthy enough. Guess who (or is it whom?? hehehe) was asked to be this week's Guess Designer for "The Stamping Bazaar. YES!!!   it's ME. I was so excited and honored when I was asked to me the guess designer for this week. (Thank you Susan and Emma) First off I will tell you that I have been a HUGE fan of Marina since I saw her gorgeous "critters" when they were show cased on TGF.

Round card becomes an "easel card"

For my card today I have what I am calling a 3N1 card. With the challenge that I set for my self to create a card for an ornament that I will use for my Christmas Decoration in December. for my Choice which was not an easy one because all of Mariana's images are just too stinking cute :0))). But I colored up This sweet little "hedgehog" Nancy with Bouquet. You can find her and all of her little friends in the Store; Don't you just Love her!!

with a Ribbon attached I know have my Ornament
I stated with Kraft card stock from PTI, DP is "Cosmo Cricket, My Flowers are from K & Co. and yes Lots of Stickles and glitter. Please make sure that  you stop by The Stamping Bazaar and tell show them some love.

Woodware USA- Any Thing Goes
Stamps R Us- Going Digital
Stamps & Fun- Flower Power
The Kraft Journal- Kraft for my card

Happy Scrapping,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oh Boy Oh Boy It's Thursday Challenge with BLD

It's Thursday time and that means it's time for another challenge with By Lori Designs. For this week our theme is "All about the Boys". I just enjoy doing boys or masculine cards so this was a fun challenge. As I posted last week BLD has become exclusive with caring her "Fabulous" and super cute "digi" images. As so for this week I used one of those that just became available in the store.

Say hello to "back to School Landon". Is he just not a very "handsome" guy hehehe ready for school and learning. Instead of my usual A2 cards I changed it up just a bit and made an "easel card" so that I can show off more of Landon and his school day.

This easel card was super fun and super easy to make.. Card stock is from PTI, DP. is from "The Paper Studio". I got from Michael's. Sentiment is from TLC. and stickers are from K & Co.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friendship Challenge #17 with BLD

Hi everyone It's Thursday and that means it's time for another challenge over at By Lori Designs. I love that fact that Lori has switch up the challenges a little and has moved a way from just the main color challenges. Which we will still have But it's still nice to have a Lil different flavor ever now and again..

This Week's Theme is "Friendship" I think it is a great challenge as that it makes us reflect on what is important to us.and beside our family I know  that all of us have those special friends that we turn to when we need to share, vent or just gossip a little hehehe.. for my card I choose to use the "special edition" bug and roo.

I colored the girls with my prisma and OMS. and used my sakura gell pen and lots of stickles to add some bling.

I used this week's sketch from the very talented Carly ( whom by the was is only 12 yrs old.. I mean is she talented or What) she designed this sketch for the Saturday challenge over at Design2Delight

The Crazy Challenge- Anything Goes

Happy Scrapping,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is It Shabby Chic??

Hello everyone I am soo excited just for the fact that I have a card to share with you all today.. hehehe. Life has really come full circle for me right now.. I have had Birthday's, Prom, Award ceremony, sports Banquet and it is not even half way done yet. Wow I got tired just thinking about it. :0) But for the most part I have loved every moment of it. I have just a little over 2 weeks until by DD graduation, my youngest son is graduation from Elementary school. So for the main part of  just being able to focus long enough to get a card done is a great thing.
I have a question and would love any feed back. I have heard the theme or term of many challenges lately as "Shabby Chic". I have not a Clue as to what that means. So if anyone can enlighten me I would be grateful.  I know Retro and I know Vintage so just need to know where doe "Shabby Chic fit in. That brings me to my card today.

I used this super adorable image from Babybud Designs. This little beauty is named Molly and I just Love her. Love her little outfit and her bonnet. I wanted to give my "Faux Charcoal" technique another try. I did another card using this technique when I first saw a tutorial about it a few months ago. So once I realized I wanted to print the image on "kraft" card stock I knew that this is the technique that I wanted to use to color her with. I only used two colors which where my Black and White Prisma pencil and OMS. For this months challenge at Baby Bud is to use Die Cuts or Punches. So I used my Oval Large and Scallop Nesti to cut out Molly Plus my Martha Stewart Punch to add a little boarder, and even my Corner rounders.

I used the Sketch and theme "Shabby Chic or Vintage from Sugar Creek Hollow
Card stock is Kraft from PTI, I inked up the edges of all my paper and Card with Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" I also distressed my Nesti die scallop all around and also on my M.S. Punch boarder. DP. is Cosmo Cricket " Everafter". I love this kit the papers do have an older vintage look to them. Ribbon is a gold wire that I got from Walmart I added two gold brads and use my white gell pen to add a little boarder to the frame.

Creative Craft Challenge- Vintage/ Distress
Digital Tuesday- Digi/ Thinking of You
Papertake Weekly- Die cuts/Punches
The Crazy Challenge- Anything Goes

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Sending Mothers Day Blessing to All the Mom's out there.. Weather or NOT  we have children We still do our best to make a difference or to touch someone  life in some way. Then that shows the heart and the soul of a MOTHER.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

News from By Lori Designs

Happy Day Everyone!!
We have some super exciting news here at By LORi Designs!
We have gone EXCLUSIVE!!
That's right from now on you will only be able to find your beloved Puddle Jumpers, Lollipops and Sugar Sticks Digis at By LORi Designs!!
Now what does that mean?  It means that May will have the biggest release ever!! 
All the Puddle Jumpers are coming home and you will be able to purchase all the Puddle Jumpers that Lori has drawn HERE at BLD!!
Isn't this fun and exciting!?!?!?
Hop back over tomorrow for our big release!


Thursday Sketch Challenge with BLD and some Great News

HI everyone I hope that you all are having a great week.. I don't have to tell you that sometimes Life does gets the best of us. and we do our best to make the best of it.. So that is why I have been so not as I have been wanting to be with my blogging and posting. I have said it many time that it is most definitely my "therapy". But again sometimes we have to get our priority in order.. :0)))
With all of that being said. Today is Thursday so that means it time for another challenge with "By Lori Designs". We have always gone with our normal color challenges. But today we have decided to"shake" things up a little and challenge you all with this super cute Sketch challenge. I tell you I don't think I can get half of my cards done the way I do if I did not have a "sketch" to fall back on..

I used "sugar stick" Little Chief" is she not the cutes.. I love any type of "cooking' images. because it reminds me soo much of my Daughter. As of now that is what is in her mind of study She wants to study both "business and Culinary arts"  I have said that she is quite the baker for the family, and I know that this little sweetie is whipping up some goodies in her mixing bowel :0)

I colored her with my Prisma and OMS. Card stock is from PTI. DP is from American Crafts "backyard" collection which you can find at Claudia and Co. and the little fruit (strawberry & lemon) are stickers from my "doodlebug designs- bon appetit". Ribbon is from Michael's.

Happy Scrapping,

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