Wednesday, August 31, 2011


It's so exciting, preview week, where I get to surprise you every day with The Greeting Farm yumminess! Today I'd like to introduce to you..... CREEPER LULA! Man, she is a cool chick....


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When I first laid eyes on her I thought she would scare me if I passed her in the street but now that she's all colored up in cute, girly colors I think she looks almost sweet. I tried a technique that I have used a few times on her hair to give it just that little tinge of color and i'm pretty pleased with the result.

Little Miss Lula will be available for purchase in TGF store on the 1st of September along with 2 other singles and the new miss Anya ??? set. And don't forget our brand new clear stamps (bantastic and Fairy princess) are ready and waiting.


Be sure to head over to the TGF BLOG and find out how YOU can win CREEPER LULA  today...I hear she's playing hide-and-seek on one of our blogs today and you JUST might be the lucky winner!  Last but not least, be sure to read about the "FARM FASIONISTA" contest going on NOW on the TGF Blog...there's still a few days to enter!

And before I forget, I followed Jen's deconstructed sketch no 16 today. Here's the sketch...




I think you still have a day left to join in.


See you again tomorrow on the farm,


Tuesday, August 30, 2011


 This cool dude, WS LOGAN sees in day 2 of the spectacular September release at The Greeting Farm.



How absolutely COOL is he? He will be released on Thursday September 1st, along with our new Anya set and two other new singles yet to be previewed. How's that for a bumper release? And hot on the heels of our fabulous clear release last month, which is available in store now. ( Bantastic and My Fairy Princess)

Did I say I thought Logan was cool? I don't usually enjoy making boy cards, but this one was way-cool to make. I distressed all the paper edges and added rich cocoa memento for the grungy look. Some die-cut tickets and an older TGF sentiment stamp and we're done. Mr Cool Logan.


Today The Greeting Farm is proudly sponsoring a challenge over at  THE PINK ELEPHANT Blog. The TPE114 challenge is to do some paper piecing. I chose Birthday Ian from TGF's August release, and paper-pieced his jeans and the little banner he is holding. I also added real string to the banner ,that I had colored black with copics, but it's a little difficult to see in the pic as the cuttlebug squished it flat! That'll teach me to trim my images AFTER I've finished them. LOL!


IMG_birthdayianTPE WM

So, i hope you like my two cards today.

Be sure to head over to the TGF BLOG as there is a Wild Sprout Logan up for grabs today, and in case you missed Friday's BIG announcement, click  HERE to find out how YOU could become our "Farm Fashionista" of 2011!

See you tomorrow for our next exciting TGF preview.

Tracey. XO.


Sunday, August 28, 2011


I thought I'd play along with this weeks WHICH ONE WEDNESDAY challenge over on the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is to use BOY COLORS. So I thought I would make a girls card (of course) using boys colors. 

IMG_amelia ahoy WM

I used Amelia "AHOY" that i have had for a while, but hadn't inked up yet, and then of course, I couldn't neglect little Oliver so I inked him up too and made a matching his and hers cards.


IMG_oliver ahoy WM


I added a little clear spica to the whita areas of both of their clothes. It's a bit hard to see in the photos. I think I like the girly one better. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by. And don't forget to take up the WOW color challenge.

And don't forget to pop back tomorrow for our next September Greeting Farm preview.

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, August 27, 2011



Hello, Farm friends....or should I say, FASHIONISTAS?  Well, we're assuming there are some fashionistas out there amongst you all!

I'm here to preview just a tiny tease of a BRAND NEW MISS ANYA set coming to The Greeting Farm! WOO HOO!  We know it's been a while, and we heard ya loud and clear that a new Miss Anya set was wanted by many... can you GUESS what the theme is?






Well, we're hoping you'll figure it out somewhere along the way, but for now, we have a SUPER FUN contest to announce!   Remember our "Club Anya Couture" contest from a few years past?  Well, we're vampin' and AMPING it up this time in search of our latest "FARM FASHIONISTA!"

What does that mean?   One lucky winner who shows us the most fashion and flair will WIN the ENTIRE SPETEMBER release...and there are FOUR new releases including the new Miss Anya set to be revealed on the 1st!

Here are the OFFICIAL RULES (you can also view them on the TGF BLOG):

*Create a card or project using TGF stamps.   You can alter, fashion, reposition clothes, heads, whatever, but it needs to be with ONLY TGF Stamps.

*Submit your card or project to the TGF Galleria/TGF CONTESTS and SPECIAL EVENTS/FARM FASHIONISTA 2011.  ALL entries must be submitted by Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm CST.  

WINNER will be voted on by the Farmers, Jess and Marie and be announced onRELEASE DAY, Thursday September 1st!

HOW FUN does that sound?   Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to let that mojo FLOW...YOU could be the next FARM FASHIONISTA at TGF!

In addition to all of that news, we are SUPER excited to welcome JESS MARIN to the TGF family this month as our SEPTEMBER GUEST designer!  Jess is no stranger to TGF, plays in a ton of our challenges and is just an all-around awesome supporter-so let's give her a fabulous TGF welcome, as always!  WELCOME, JESS!

That's it for me today, but I'll be back with lots more to share tomorrow!  Thanks as always for stopping by!


Tracey XO.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Hello from the snow, again. Yes, we're still here. Heading home tomorrow.

I have been coloring like crazy all week, and i just wanted to share with you my very first TIDDLY INKS image/card.


Sorry about the photo quality. I am missing my photoshop terribly. 

I made it for my eldest DD who is still away on King Island. She has her first boyfriend and also loves to read, and has red, curly hair, so i thought it was all very appropriate for her. 

I colored the seam binding ribbon and the flower to match, with copics and spicas, as i also did with the purple matt. It started off as just a piece of white blending card.

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Hello from the snow. Here i am at Falls Creek, doing lots of coloring while the rest of the fam has fun on the slopes. No more skiing for me since my knee reconstruction 2 years ago, so what better way to pass the time than coloring.

I didn't bring many supplies with me, but i managed to make this card  completely out of what i did have....


I had packed a few white embellishments, just in case, so i colored my lace and flowers with copics to match. No sewing machine either, so i used my copic multiliner to draw in some stitching. Certainly makes me quicker with less products to choose from.

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, August 20, 2011


This week, The Greeting Farm are proudly sponsoring the challenge over at LilyPad cards.

This week it's a sketch challenge, and here's the sketch.......



....and here's my card......


I have used the new Birthday Anya 2 from The Greeting Farm, and paired her with some Doodlebug and Bella Blvd papers. I hope you like my card. Why not join in the fun and play along with this week's sketch challenge at Lily pad Cards?

I will link up my card when i arrive at the snow this evening.


Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, August 18, 2011


I have another card to show you today using the new CLEAR stamps from THE GREETING FARM.

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I have done some paper piecing using the BANTASTIC set. Add some Basic Grey alphas and your sentiment is done. Quick and easy. No copics on this card, which is rather unusual for me.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I can see CLEARLY now at TGF


It's gonna be a BRIGHT and SUNSHINY day for sure at The Greeting Farm!  Hooray!

Today is the day- two new sets are available for purchase as we are proud to debut our new line of CLEAR stamps!




Here is my project using the MY FAIRY PRINCESS set......

IMG_sprinkle a little twinkleWM

I think i am in love with these little fairies. They are so tiny and CUTE and really quick to color. I have made a cute little background for them to "sprinkle their twinkle" on! It's a bit hard to see, but there are little dots of kindy glitz that they are throwing in the sky. They are too cute!


We are SO excited to begin today's hop combining some TGF 'alum' with our Farmers!   Be sure to check out the TGF BLOG for a complete list of links, as one lucky winner will receive BOTH sets just for commenting and participating in the hop!  And just in case you get lost along the way in all of the excitement that is CLEARLY is the list:

and our Farmers!

That's it for me today, but be sure to head over to the TGF BLOG, where it's ALL beginning!  HAPPY RELEASE DAY, everyone!

I'll be back soon with more "clear" projects.

Tracey. XO.


Monday, August 15, 2011


I really am loving Jen's sketches. They seriously cut so much time off my card making. I am such a procrastinator, and am also fondly known as the embellishment queen, so following Jen's sketches is great to get me moving.


Here's this week's sketch....






.........and here's my card. 



I colored up this little Heather Ellis girl at a retreat i went on recently, but was struggling to come up with a card design. Struggle no more..... the fabulous Jen saves the day.

You can play along here

Hope you like my card. Back later today for THE GREETING FARM clear release BLOG HOP. Can't wait!


See you then,




Hey, everyone!

I am back to fully reveal what may have been just a cloudy snippet yesterday... did you see through our little surprise or are you CLEARLY stumped?

Well, wonder no more because some of the cherished members of the TGF alum along with the Farmers are thrilled to bring you a BRAND NEW line by TGF: 


Before we go any further, these stamps are not replacing our rubber line.  We are testing the waters to bring you some fun new designs, and most of all QUALITY stamps!  To add to the fun, we also have the opportunity to bring you some RE-RELEASES, in addition to NEW releases and we are excited to get started with our first two sets!  



Bantastic Fairyprincess

For today's project i have inked up BANTASTIC, and made a cute little BABY welcome card.

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The pink parts are kind of a salmony color in real life, so i thought it would suit either a baby girl OR boy. I paper-pieced the banner in co-ordinating papers and also stamped the little congrats sentiment that comes with the set.

So, what do you think?  Are you CLEARLY stunned or could you see RIGHT THROUGH our snippet yesterday?   Anxious to try the new line?  Well, be sure to leave a comment on the TGF BLOG to see who ELSE is previewing the FUN'll see some familiar faces in addition to our Farmers and there's a SET OR TWO UP FOR GRABS there, too!

See you tomorrow for the official release of our first two CLEAR stamp sets, Bantastic and Fairy Princess.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tracey. XO.


Sunday, August 14, 2011


My pic for today looks a little bit different but there is a good reason why......"Something delightfully different is THE GREETING FARM!


IMG_bannerific baby TGFDT copysnippet


Can you guess what it is?   I'm thrilled to be a part of an exciting preview to be revealed TOMORROW, August 14th!

Some of our dearest TGF alum is back along with the Farmers and we have a surprise for you coming... so be sure to tune into the TGF BLOG today and leave your guess as to what that might be!   Are we too transparent?  ANY idea as to what this special, mid-month release could be?  Well, stay tuned and I'll see you back here tomorrow to see if you're still stumped or if you've seen RIGHT THROUGH to what we're about to reveal!

Clearly excited,

Tracey. XO.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Hi everyone.

Just wanted to let you know that THE GREETING FARM is sponsoring this weeks challenge at THE RIBBON CAROUSEL .

Here's the rundown on the deets......


OK- so here's the deal!  I want you to get in touch with your “edgier side”. So rip your paper, distress your edges, use an edgy character or image….just do something “edgy”.


For one lucky participant in this week's challenge The Greeting Farm is giving away a 4x6 stamp set of YOUR CHOICE!! So get your edgy on! Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings, anything will work!

*** Please remember that your creation must have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***


So, being a TGF DT member, i decided to play along just for fun, and this is what i made......



I inked up Anya from Princess Collection no3, and thought that this adhesive backed floral fabric would make a nice dress, so i inked it up too. My edginess is both the double scalloped edge and it's hard to see in the pic, but i've inked the edge of the white card in gold to match the royal princess theme. My ribbon is the bow on the bunch of flowers,which i have colored with copics to match the grass, which i airbrushed lightly. I hope you like her.

Why don't you join in the challenge at The Ribbon Carousel here

Before i go, i just need to let you know that there's something exciting happening at The greeting Farm over the next few days.......more hints tomorrow!


See you then,



Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I thought i'd play along with Jen's deconstructed sketch  this week. It's amazing how much more quickly my cards come together when i have to follow a sketch. So here's the sketch.......


The Deconstructed Sketch 13


........ and here's my card. I stayed true to the sketch this time and didn't really change anything around at all.




I used a cute little CC designs image, and a MME paper pad. I hope you like my card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I know you have already met Amelia on the other farmers blogs, and at The Greeting Farm, but this is the first time i have inked her up, and i LOVE her. She is so absolutely adorable, with her pretty little dress and little pile of gifts. So here she is.....

IMG_amelia birthday surprise wmDT copy
....i told you she's super-cute, didn't i. I have colored her with copics, as usual, and teamed her with some cute doodlebug paper, and a prima felt flower. Perfect for a special little girl's birthday, (or maybe even a young at heart adult). 

I think i might have to teach this card as a class at The Imagination factory. What do you think?

Oh, and i didn't realise until now, i've actually used exactly the same layout as the card on my previous post. Totally unintentional, just a coincidence really.

That's all for today. Off to look after DD#4 who is home from school with a sore leg! 

Tracey. XO.


Thursday, August 4, 2011


As a special gift to all the Greeting Farm followers, to celebrate our big 3rd birthday/anniversary, we are giving away a free digi stamp with ANY purchase at TGF store until this FRI at 10pm CST(US time).

His name is CHIBI FARMHAND and he is cute as can be, and here he is....


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Don't you agree. I think i've finally got over my boy card phobia. I am actually quite happy with how this one turned out. I also played along with the Mystery Monday challenge over on the Farm Fresh Challenge blog. The link in my sidebar will take you right there.


Seeing as we're on the subject of farms today, i thought i'd share some animal-themed ATC's from the July swap at The Imagination Factory. My 13 year old daughter Harriet and i are in the same group, and we decided to do matching cards for the first time this month. So, here they are....




Cute, aren't they. Harriet's is the pig, mine the sheep. I was so proud of the effort she put in this month.

So that's all for now. Off to create.

Tracey. XO.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hello, friends!

WELCOME to The Greeting Farm's THREE YEAR Birthday Bash!

We are SO excited to kick off the August release by celebrating that The Greeting Farm is officially three. years. YOUNG.    First and foremost, we want to thank EVERYONE for your continued support, encouragement and enthusiasm these past three years.  We know it's said all over the cyber-world, but we TRULY appreciate and understand the fact that if it weren't for all of you, TGF would not be anywhere near the community and business it is today and for that we are truly grateful.

On that note, before I show you my project for today, we want to announce that we have an EXCLUSIVE digi stamp as a gift with ANY rubber stamp purchase TODAY throughFRIDAY, August 5th at 10pm CST.    To claim your exclusive digi, just email Jessicawith a copy of your receipt and your FREE GIFT will be sent shortly after!    Remember, this is ONLY good through the 5th at 10pm so make sure you get yours before it disappears forever ;)

As for my special project.........,what party would be complete without a goody bag? I have taken BIRTHDAY ANYA 2 and a plain white noodle box, and made this groovy little goody bag to fill with treats to celebrate TGF's third birthday......


IMG_birthday anya goody bag2 copy

.....isn't she supercute! And here is the back of the goody bag which i also decorated with matching papers and stickers....


IMG_birthday anya goody bag back



Hope you enjoy!   As for today's event, there are THREE NEW RELEASES and since we're feelin' generous on our birthday, we are giving away THREE August Release Prize Packs today (exclusive digi not included :) just for hopping with our Farmers and coming BACK to the TGF Blog to wish our little Farm a happy day! 

You will have until 11:59pm CST tonight to comment on the DT's blogs and come back to the TGF Blog to leave some love!

 Let's get started...first on the TGF Blog, where you can head back anytime in case you get lost or need to refresh along the way (trust me, we KNOW how exciting this is...heehee  ;)  oh!  and we have ONE more special surprise today, too.  Our Farm Fresh Challenge Team is joining in on the FUN!  Please welcome these girls to our party as well- the more the merrier, I always say!

back to TGF Blog to leave your comment to WIN!

See you back soon and THANKS for celebrating with THREE CHEERS for THREE YEARS!  Here's to MANY more!

Tracey XO.