HAPPY RELEASE DAY at TGF!

Hey everybody!

Well, did you all survive Halloween?   I tell you what, the Daylight Savings Time people must have gotten together with the Halloween people this year and I’d like to give whoever that is a great big HUG because I think ALL of us Moms appreciate that extra hour of sleep!  Whew!  I know I did!  After getting over a horrendous coughing virus at our house, getting up SUPER early 2 days in a row and just being a bit out of whack, I am happy to have another hour for SURE!

Well, I hope to show more Halloween pics soon, but for now…I’ve got some other fun stuff to talk about…TODAY IS THE DAY!  It’s NOVEMBER 1st…time for the NOVEMBER RELEASE at THE GREETING FARM!

Yeah!  Those FIVE adorable “Twinkle Tots” you’ve come to know and love in addition to the uber-cute and super versatile “My House” stamp set are NOW AVAILABLE on the TGF Website!

HAPPY SHOPPING, everyone, and don’t forget that you still have until NOON CST to get your entries in for the “This Tot’s Got…” contests and also the “Home is where the ___ is” contests!   WINNERS will be announced during our VSN TONIGHT at 7PM CST on the TGF Forum.  Our little suaree will go until about 9PM and we hope to chat with lots of you there!

For now, I’ll leave you with my daughter…well, the stamped version of her, anyway!  I bring you my sweet Ava…and you’ll definitely be seeing more of her…both IRL and in stamped form, hee hee.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Jessica :)

Flair with Sunshine is a GREAT combo…

Don’t you agree???

{{{Please scroll down for my FARM FRESH FRIDAY post for The Greeting Farm…I have a VERY special card today and am still reeling in the excitement of having stamps  of my two DD’s and CAN’T WAIT for you to see! Thank you SO much!}}}

Ok, so today is Friends with Flair Friday at UNITY STAMPS and OH MY….have you guys SEEN the NEW KITS????? I am CHOMPING AT at the bit to get them in the mail!!!  Angela is having an AMAZING Sale THIS WEEKEND ONLY ….so be sure to check it OUT!!! 

Speaking of kits…I’m seriously anticipating the November Kit of the Month, especially now that I have seen some CUTE CUTE CUTE sneak peeks this week!  But, I’m definitely NOT done with the AMAZING October Kit either…in fact this card is made with two of my FAVE stamps from the kit!

I LOVE this quote.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!   It’s SO true, and also a good reminder I think, don’t you? 

“WHEREVER you GO….no matter what the Weather…always  BRING YOUR OWN SUNSHINE”…
Well, I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend and that it’s FULL of sunshine!   Thanks for scrolling down to see my “Madelynn” card, too ;)  It definitely doesn’t EVER go unnoticed that you guys hang here and I LOVE that.   Thanks for being so MANY rays of sunshine for me…you really are!

HAVE MERCY! It’s my DD Madelynn!…

I’m pretty excited about this week’s Farm Fresh Friday challenge from The Greeting Farm…and that’s in part because 2 out of the FIVE new TWINKLE TOTS are my DD’s ;)   Marie has TOTALLY outdone herself with these adorable new stamps, being released on SUNDAY, Nov 1st!

That’s right!  In JUST a few days, you’ll be able to take these cuties home!   I’m SO excited for them!  I’m also really stoked because my friend and SKETCHER EXTRAORDINAIRE Mercy Kerin has volunteered up our Farm Fresh Friday challenge this week with this brilliant sketch:

Isn’t it fantastic?   I was BURSTING w/ excitement as I made this card a few days ago and am SO glad it’s finally time to show it….I bring you…Madelynn:

Isn’t she precious?  I used Mercy’s sketch and flipped it to create this card using one of my FAVE Holiday DP’s of the season-Cosmo Cricket’s Jolly By Golly!

Have I MENTIONED how AWESOME these new Twinkle Tots are to color?  They really are a dream to color up and I just can’t see myself putting them down any time soon!

We hope you’ll play along with Mercy’s sketch this week on the Greeting Farm’s blog, and be sure to check out my fellow TGF DT girls to see the UBER amazing creations they have for you today too:

That’s it for now…thanks for sticking with me today!  HUGS and have a great weekend!

Mi Casa es…

…A gingerbread house!   Well, at least for today!

I am SUPER stoked about another AMAZING new release from The Greeting Farm!  The set is called “MY HOUSE” and it will be released on the 1st along with the adorable new Twinkle Tots that you saw earlier in the week :)

“My house” is the PERFECT stamp set for new home, congratulating someone else on their home, even apartment. EVERYONE can use this set-I love it.   It just so happens that I havent’ done my moving announcements yet because I’ve been a TAD bit busy, LOL…so I am even more excited about this!


And, as some of the members of the TGF DT found out, this set is even MORE versatile than we thought….make sure you stop by the TGF blog to see what I mean!   And you can see my take on this cute set  right now, using this week’s Sketch for you to Try by Jen Del Muro:

Be sure to stop by and leave some love for the rest of my TGF girlies, too:

Now, did you THINK we were going to do a release and NOT have a contest for the adults?   Well, whether you’re young, or young at heart…we have a FABULOUS chance for you to WIN this new set!  We are excited to announce the:

“HOME IS WHERE THE _____________ IS!”  CHALLENGE!

That’s right!  It’s your turn to fill in the blanks!  WHERE, WHAT, or WHO reminds you of home?

Now’s your chance to get creative with this fun weekend contest.   Here are the details:

*Create a card, project, or layout that completes and symbolizes the above sentence by making it your own.  WHERE?  WHAT? or WHO? reminds you of home?  We had SUCH an awesome turn out for the New Beginnings Challenge at Club Anya last month, we can’t WAIT to see how you interpret this challenge!

*You will have until Sunday, November 1st at NOON CST to get your submission into the Galleria.

*You MUST USE TGF stamps.

*Please place your entry in the TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>Home Challenge

We will choose our TOP TWO submissions and announce the winner at our VSN/Release party on Sunday, November 1st at the TGF PCP page at 7PM CST!

The GRAND PRIZE winner chosen for this contest will win the ENTIRE NOVEMBER RELEASE!   The 1st prize winner will win “My House!”  Can you STAND IT?!?!    See you back tomorrow for another Farm Fresh Friday…and have FUN with this contest!  Can’t wait to see what you do!

DARE to get to know me?

Ha ha well I’m sure a lot of you do, at least somewhat!   Today is “Whimsical Wednesday”, and time for another DIEDRICH DARE CHALLENGE!

This week, we have another FANTASTIC sketch drawn by my sweet Madelynn (have you CHECKED HER OUT, by the way??? She and her sister Ava are now STAMPS at The Greeting Farm!  They will both be released on Sunday, but you can sneak a peek HERE.)

Here’s this week’s DDSC8:

Fabu, right?  Well, I was STALKING my mailman last week and on Saturday, my BRAND NEW STAMPS from KRAFTIN’ KIMMIE arrived!  Woo HOO!   Have you guys seen her new line of stamps?  I’ve long been a fan of her blog and her awesome creations and was so excited for her when I saw these awesome stamps!  There is something for EVERYONE-some sweet, adorable and some fun and funky like Charlotte here!  You can check out Charlotte and all her twisty friends HERE!

And HOW PERFECT is the “FRAZZLED” sentiment from UNITY???   OMG as soon as I saw Charlotte I KNEW I was gonna have to pull out my Sept. Kit of the Month and go to town with that phrase!  What do you guys think?

Well, we have another fun treat for you today.  Yesterday, our sweet CASSIE gave the Daredevils a blog award and with it came this little questionnaire.

We decided that rather than pass it on(of course, you’re ALL free to take it) to specific people, we’d all fill out the Q&A and share some fun facts with you today!

The key is: YOU CAN ONLY USE ONE-WORD ANSWERS:

1. Where is your cell phone? Kitchen
2. Your hair? Craziness

3. Your mother? Amazing

4. Your father?Wonderful

5. Your favorite food? Pizza

6. Your dream last night? Nyquil (ha no dreams on that stuff-TKO!)

7. Your favorite drink? Coffee

8. Your dream/goal?Attainable

9. What room are you in? Kitchen

10. Your hobby? DUH

11. Your fear? Death

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?  Here.

13. Where were you last night? Bed

14. Something that you aren’t?  Rested ;)

15. Muffins? Banana

16. Wish list item? Health

17. Where did you grow up? Illinois

18. Last thing you did? Storytime

19. What are you wearing? Cashmere

20. Your TV? Heroes :)

21. Your pets? Lazy

22. Friends?  Stampers

23. Your life?  AMAZING.

24. Your mood?  Pensive

25. Missing someone?  Nope :)

26. Vehicle? Mommyvan :)

27. Something you’re not wearing? Makeup!

28. Your favorite store? Trader Joe’s (I’m sorry but I cannot condense that into one word!)

29. Your favorite color? Pink

30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday

31. Last time you cried? While

32. Your best friend?  Mom

33. One place that I go to over and over? School

34. One person who emails me regularly?  Marie

35. Favorite place to eat?  Charleston
Well, hopefully you enjoyed those 35 little bitty facts about me!  If you happen to take this and fill it out, leave me a comment so I know to come visit you and see your answers :)   For now, head on over to see the OTHER Daredevil’s amazing creations and fun facts!  They are:
Last but not least, be sure to head over to the DARE Blog to see our Featured Daredevil, my favorite “cousin/BFF” (yes, that is the word she invented LOL!) KIM has something AWESOME to share with you!
Thanks for stopping by today-I so love when you guys do!!!  Smooches!  ~jess ;)
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