May Day! May Day! It’s RELEASE DAY on the Farm!…

HELLO and WELCOME to our MAY release at The Greeting Farm!

We have LOTS to be excited about today as we have a NEW contest, NEW line of stamps now available for purchase in the store, and a NEW Guest Designer!  Please welcome again Jessie Rone, our May Guest! 

And now, it’s time to welcome the following new characters to the TGF LINE!
Splotchy Background
HOO loves you?
Creeper Abbey
&
WS Elena


I am excited to preview this card today using “Elena”.  I’ve made my card for a young child, and when you read below, you’ll see WHY!  I also fell in LOVE w/ the color combo on the CR84FUN challenge blog, so I used last week’s color scheme :)  Here she is:


We have another HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT for you today.   Announcing our 2nd annual “CARDS FOR A CAUSE” event!



Last year you really brought us to tears and smiles on our faces with our 1st card drive.  Due to it’s success, we are rallying the troops again for a 2nd one and well, we’re making it ANNUAL!  



“This year, we were moved beyond measure with so many emotions for the people of Japan as we watched live video of the earthquakes and tsunami that devastated so many people on March 11, 2011.   It broke my heart to see videos of families in shelters, children looking terrified and not understanding what happened.  Some of those families lost everything and when our loyal TGF customer Natalie Shaw emailed me a link to a school that we could send in handmade encouragement cards for children, we knew this was going to be something TGF wanted to be involved in!   Our images are PERFECT to cheer up a child and we really hope you will play along!”



Please view the tabbed page on the TGF Blog entitled “Cards for a Cause” for all the information on how YOU can help…and possibly, WIN some serious loot from TGF!   PLEASE JOIN US!

As for ‘loot’ today, well, you know the drill!  ONE lucky commenter who completes the hop and comes back to the TGF Blog to leave a comment will be drawn to WIN the ENTIRE May Release!

Without any further adieu, here is the order of our Farmers’ BLOG HOP for release day:

You will have until 11:59 pm CST TONIGHT to comment and become a follower and we will happily announce the winner tomorrow morning on the TGF Blog!

GOOD LUCK, ENJOY and HAPPY RELEASE DAY, everyone!!!

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Psst…hey YOU ;)

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Hey guys!
Jess here again on this sunny Saturday (it is GORGEOUS out!) with a wee lil’ favor to ask!
The new Helmar DT girlies and I are having a friendly little competition to see if we can get to 4,000 fans on Helmar’s Facebook page…and if you guys say I sent you, one of you could win THIS:
Wanna get sticky w/ Helmar?
You really do.  First of all, you guys know it’s not like me to promote a product that I do not TOTALLY love…but I would be SO excited for you to see for yourselves how amazing their adhesives are-it’s all I use now!  You’ll see why!
Thanks for helping me out!  Fingers crossed that one of you will be a lucky winner!
~jess ;)

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Sweet New Sprout…

Hey, everyone!
So, has everyone recovered from staying up late and watching the Royal Wedding?
I have to admit, I tried, but I was so sleepy I just couldn’t stay awake, despite the fact that my sweet DH who is off this weekend offered to take the kids to school yesterday and let me sleep so I could watch…but 3am, pssht.  Don’t quite have it in me anymore, LOL!   Anyway-thank goodness for DVR!
I want to thank you guys too for the private emails and comments I got regarding my “Worth the Fight?” post yesterday.   I was very touched by the personal messages you guys sent me w/ your own stories and will cherish them as we all CAN work together and make a difference for a common goal to be kinder to one another!!!  You guys are an awesome group of friends and stampers and are very inspiring to me!
Speaking of awesome stampers, The Greeting Farm’s Farmers are at it again with a DOUBLE PREVIEW today of two new girlies… Wild Sprout Elena and Creeper Abbey!  Each of us has one or the other to show you so make sure you make the rounds guys!  

What’s more?  TWO of us have a stamp HIDDEN on our blogs today for one lucky commenter- good luck and how fun would it be to WIN?   
Today I used Wild Sprout Elena.  I just think she is so sweet and summery and the Crate Paper “Neighborhood” patterned paper went well w/ the colors I chose to make this a fun springy/summery creation.

Don’t forget to join us starting at 12:01 am CST TOMORROW on the TGF BLOG and on all the DT members’ Blogs for our MAY RELEASE and DT blog hop!  The winner of the Blog hop tomorrow will take home the ENTIRE MAY RELEASE…that’s a prize pack valued at $48!!!  Also, don’t be a stranger to our  FACEBOOK page for more fun, and also check out all the deets on how YOU can be a part of TGF’s 2nd annual “Cards for a Cause” contest!   

There’s a LOT sprouting up here on the Farm for May…so excited for you to join us!

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You’ve got a little somethin’ Splotchy right there…

{{{Be sure to scroll down for my Bella-riffic Friday post- Thank you SOOOO much!}}}

Welcome back for our 2nd day of previews for The Greeting Farm‘s MAY Release!   No, that’s not your eyes and you don’t need to adjust your computer screen.  You are DEFINITELY seein’ somethin’ SPLOTCHY on the Farm!
We are trying something NEW this month…and it’s the FIRST ‘background’ stamp that TGF has ever released.  If all goes well, we are hoping to coordinate this set with something SUPER FRESH and NEW coming this summer…so stay TUNED!   For now, I introduce you to our “SPLOTCHY BACKGROUND stamp set”, which will be released on May 1st along with Hoo Loves You and the stamps we have yet to show you (wink wink ;)

I have been seeing Mixed media ALL over the place and I know it’s not ‘new’ by any means but it’s new to me and I’m SO NERVOUS about showing you my first canvas!   Here it is, using Splotchy Background and Flutter Anya:

What do you guys think???  I am ITCHING to know…then again, I’m skeered, haha.   I used White Gesso to prep my canvas, painted a sky/grass/sun with some acrylic paints, then added the splotchy Background.   Then I stamped the image and sentiments onto white tissue paper (stamped with StazOn) and then used Helmar Acid-Free Glue as a decoupage to paint it right onto the canvas.  Once it dried, I took a few different acrylic paints and stickles to fill her in and doodled some flowers with a Marvy pigmented Artist pen and some more paint :)   

Thanks for stopping by today-I am SO excited about this project and can’t wait to do another one!  Any tips or suggestions would be fabulous to hear!   Make sure you stop by the TGF Blog to see some Splotch-tacular creations by the rest of the DT ;)
xoxo,

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A Bella-riffic Mother’s Day with Gratty-tude…

Hello and HAPPY Bella-riffic Friday, everyone!

Today at Stamping Bella we are having a celebration of Mother’s Day…and there was ONE stamp that popped into my mind along immediately for Mother’s Day because of my GRATITUDE…and that is, none other than “Gratty-tude‘ by Christy Croll.

I am SO grateful to my Mother for everything she has done for me and for the amazing example she is for my children.   I’m not sure what we’ll be doing on Mother’s Day this year but I know it will be something special…and although this card is just one of the few things I have up my sleeve for her that day, it will never be enough, you know?

I used the My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose collection of papers, a Jenni Bowlin button and tied it off with some Maraschino Twine from Twinery :)  I fell in LOVE w/ this week’s Mojo Monday sketch so I used it and just added the little flag/took out the ribbon.   It’s a round-or-square sketch-kind of FUN!

NEXT UP:  Next week’s Bellariffic challenge is to use FLOWAHS on your card or project! ;)

Be sure to check out Emily’s blog for a beautiful array of cards from da Bellas AND from our Bella Sistahs!    Here’s a link to the Bella Babes:

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