Saturday, April 30, 2011

TGF Release Day Blog Hop!!!

"Abbey" & sentiment from The Greeting 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

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!


If you have any questions about my card or technique, you may email me at buttercupblogs at gmail dot com.


Buttercup :) xo

Friday, April 29, 2011

"Elena" Preview with TGF!

Hi Everyone!

Buttercup here :) I am happy to share this preview with you! "Elena" is incredibly adorable in her collared shirt & sunglasses! She has a friendly vibe about her that I really like. Please scroll down for all the Splendid Stamping Blog details! :) Thank You!

Copic Colors:
Her hair is colored in Copics: C9, C7, C5, C3 and B39 with a little BGooo and fine white marker for highlights/Her skin is colored in copics: E000, E11, R83 and RV00/ Clothes in copics: R29, R39, R35, YR21, YR24, Y21, C3 and C2

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 excited for you to join us!

Buttercup :) xo

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Splotchy" Preview by TGF!

"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 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 ;)

Be sure to visit the TGF Blog and also the Farm Fresh Challenge blog as we are excited to have some of our challenge DT girls playing along with Farmer previews today, and of COURSE there just might be a set laying around to GIVE AWAY! All the deets are on the TGF Blog-see you there!"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Introducing "Hoo Loves You" by TGF!

Hello & Welcome :)

It has been a while now since The Greeting Farm released an animal set, and we are adding to our super cute collection of forest friends today with "HOO LOVES YOU?!" We think owls have been a real 'hoot' lately around blog land and well, you are going to LOVE Marie's fun and creative take on these cute creatures!

"Hoo Loves YOU?" features three adorable owls in different whimsical patterns and is one of several new releases at TGF this coming month! If you're a newsletter subscriber, you've already seen the amazing previews and we are thrilled to finally be showing you just how very CRAFTY you can get with them!

Speaking of crafty, a HUGE welcome to our May Guest Designer, Jessie Rone! Jessie is no stranger to the blogging world and has mad skillz with ribbon, spiral clips, and the beautiful layered creations she posts day after day! I remember her enthusiasm for TGF stamps when she first used one for a challenge blog we were sponsoring and it was love at first sight...mutually :) Please visit her BLOG and give her a warm, farm -fresh welcome!

Our MAY release will go live at 12:01 am CST May 1st in the TGF store and you'll definitely want to come visit us for our DT Blog hop *AND* the reveal of our 2nd annual "Cards for a Cause" drive. There will be lots of fun and PRIZES and you can join us in a heart-warming cause as well. See you THERE!

For now, be sure to stop by the TGF BLOG and see how YOU can win a "HOO loves you" set! See you back here tomorrow for another he fun resumes tomorrow as we have ANOTHER fun preview to show you and some of our Challenge DT girls will be joining us for this one! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Colorful Card for a Colorful Friend!

Hello & Welcome!

I can't tell you how happy I am to get to work with my Stampotique Stamps today! A very unique coworker of mine is about to embark on a new journey. She's moving to Oregon! And for this special lady, I had to make a fun card in the colors which most represent her: Earthy tones! She is a big fan of turquoise (she thinks it makes her look tan?), browns, grays and greens. "Karen", the image from the Stampotique's rubber stamp image shown here, is just so funny and slightly scary with her wide grin! I love her!

It can be a bummer when our friends leave. But most of all, it's inspiring! To see people make bold life choices, to see them pick up and explore, is quite wonderful indeed! It makes me think of that Dr. Suess book, "Oh, The Places You'll Go" :) Have you read that book?

SUPPLIES: "Karen" & sentiment by Stampotique/Copic Markers/Distress Inks/3 leaves/heart button/3 eyelets/ Diamond Stickles/Oh! And below, check out this Vellum Envelope! I think they are way cool and add a little something. Also, the wax seal may be seen from the envelopes back side.

Thank You so much for blogging by! I hope you explore a while, and find something which inspires you!

If you have any specific technique questions, you may email me at buttercupblogs at gmail dot com.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Buttercup :) xo

Monday, April 18, 2011

Designer Spotlight with Buttercup

Hello Everyone!

Farmer Buttercup here! I work as a handmade sign artist during the day, and a theatre and performance artist at night! Voice Over work, artistically directing, writing & acting are a few of the jobs I am so grateful to have! I love creating in all mediums with all kinds of people! :)

I remember when I first saw an image of a Greeting Farm stamp. It was in a craft magazine at the bookstore. Someone had made an adorable card with the Anya "Rain, Snow, Shine" collection. I was immediately in love with the cute simplicity of the Anyas! I ran home, (this was about a year ago), found The Greeting Farm's website, and spent way too much money!!! :) Since then, I have looked forward to the little white bubble wrapped envelopes in the mail as often as possible! :)

One of the reasons I enjoy working and creating cards with TGF SO MUCH, is because there are so many characters that can represent ANYone you might make a card for! There are boys, girls, teenagers, fathers, grandparents, funky friends, sassy girls-they're ALL here! I love the range from the sweet Anyas to the funky Creepers to the sassy Cheeky collection! They are so lovable and just make me smile! If I had to pick a favorite, I would say it's a tie between The Cheeky Collection, Sweet & Toxic and Syren!

Now, I'm going to share with you one of my FIRST TGF CARDS EVER! Please keep in mind this was BEFORE I knew how to color, before I ever even heard about Copics, it was my first attempt at this card making business I have since learned to love!

Thank You so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy The Greeting Farm's images as much as I do, and that what you create puts a smile on not only your face, but someone else's as well! :)

Have a Beautiful Week!!!


Proud-to-be-a-Farmer, Buttercup :) xoxo

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Throwback Thursday with TGF's Cheeky Rockabilly!

Hello Everyone! And Happy Thursday to You!!!

As wonderful and as exciting as new releases are, there is something just as fun when playing with a tried and true classic image! The Cheeky Collection are some of my favorite TGF stamps, and I am pleased to share with you this feminine and flirty card featuring Cheeky Rockabilly which you may find here.

Supplies: Cheeky Rockabilly by The Greeting Farm/Colored in Copics HAIR COLORS: E49, E47, E37 & E35/ Watermelon Ink, Antique Blue Ink/black marker/ribbons, lace, trims, 3 flowers, 3 brads

Thank You SO MUCH for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to dust off some of your older stamps and have some fun!

Have a great rest of your week and weekend!


Buttercup :) xoxo