Monday, January 31, 2011

CHA RELAY with TGF! :)

Please SCROLL DOWN For Tiddly Ink's Post :)


Hey everyone!

WELCOME to The Greeting Farm's CHA RELAY! Our Design Team is rea
dy and waiting for you to hop onto their blogs and find out JUST who will complete today's "relay". The Greeting Farm is in HIGH cotton as we
are wrapping up CHA out in Sunny L.A. and we have made it to RELEASE DAY!!! WOO HOO!

Here is how today w
ill work:

This is NOT a race, LOL. You will have through tomorrow at NOON CST to complete your card, so our oversea
s friends have plenty of time to play, too!

***On EACH DT member's blog, they have highlighted a STAMPING ITEM
that they used in their cards. Once you have gotten through each DT member's post, you should have a list of TEN ITEMS to use on your card to enter into the "CHA RELAY" Release D
ay contest. One RANDOM WINNER will be chosen out of the participants who decide to make a card today (up until tomorrow at noon!) to win the ENTIRE RELEAS
E for FEBRUARY!!! ****

Don't forget to leave your comments for the DT, too, because ONE lucky winner who leaves comments for them and then comes back HERE to the TGF BLOG to let us
know they did will ALSO take home the ENTIRE RELEASE this month! That's right! There areTWO WAYS to WIN!

Well, let's get STARTED! Here is the order of the H
op/Relay today:

back to TGF BLOG

Thanks for joining us today and GOOD LUCK, pap
er crafters! We are SO excited to see who will play along with our fun new challenge and can't WAIT to announce the winners-both from those who played along and those w
ho left their sweet comments-ALL tomorrow!


Supplies: Cheeky Chat by TGF

Love, Buttercup :) xo

here princey prince prince...with Tiddly Ink's!

Oh dear. What do we have here? Another beautiful woman with extraordinarily long hair, leaning over the walls of her castle, waiting patiently for her prince. Did he get lost? Maybe he knocked on the wrong gate? Maybe he should stop and ask for directions? Or maybe his horse went wild and he's stuck in a ditch somewhere. Or maybe he's just not ready for a woman of her caliber. Who knows!

Well boys, if any of you happen to find your way to my blog :) :) :) Hi. Um....welcome! Look up once in a while. You might be surprised who is looking back. It just might be Rapunzel.

Now onto the Crafty Challenge! This week, Tiddly Ink's challenges us to create a card with the theme "Kiss Me, You Fool" using your Tiddly Ink's Digis which you may explore here. To visit the Tiddly Ink's Challenge Blog, go here.

Supplies: Rapunzel by Tiddly Ink's/ 2 foam hearts/broken china-walnut stain-vintage photo distress inks/brick stamp by tim holtz/diamond stickles/colored in copics

Thank You for your stopping by! I hope you found something you liked!!!

And remember to LOOK UP once in a while and SMILE!

Buttercup :) xoxo

Cheeky Howdy Preview with TGF!!!!

Howdy Farmers and Farm Enthusiasts!
I am pleased and relieved to introduce to you: Cheeky Howdy!!! FYI she does not come with freckles:) I added those with my prisma pencils!

Supplies: Cheeky Howdy by The Greeting Farm/burlap/copics/distress inks/various papers/2 brads

I LOVE the Cheeky Collection by The Greeting Farm, don't you? They have a slightly vintage flair which I love.

Well, get some fresh air! Y'all come back soon now, ye hear???

Hasta la vista!

~Buttercup XOXO

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cheeky Chat is Sketch-tastic! :)

Hi There!

Don't you just LOVE Cheeky Chat!? She is BEYOND cute! Girl is smokin' sassy! She reminds me of my girlfriend Jessica, actually! :) The way she winks, her Tiffany Turquoise phone, her shiny red shoes, her high kick-everything about her-is just so CHEEKY! And fun! Not to mention that fashion belt! :D

Jennifer Shults supplied us with this wonderful sketch! Feel free to play along with this sketch challenge and your Greeting Farm stamps!

Supplies Used: Cheeky Chat by The Greeting Farm/grungeboard shapes by Tim Holtz/glimmer mist/colored in copics, distress ink/diamond stickles/white pen/various papers

Thanks for blogging by! And HAVE FUN in the sketch challenge this week, if you do in fact choose to grace us with your crafty presence! ;)

Happy Saturday!!!!


Buttercup :) XOXO

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hats Off to You! FFF with TGF

Hello everyone! It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday and we are gearing up for CHA (tomorrow!) AND a bunch of UBER-fabulous NEW RELEASES at The Greeting Farm....all coming to you on February 1st!

Today is also our FIRST day of Feb. previews and we have some announcements to make here on the Farm. Sadly we say goodbye to Tammy Maxvill as her term as Farmer has come to a close. We will miss you Tammy and THANK YOU for all of your wonderful contributions, tutorials, and awesome 3D proejcts! We also have a new addition! or TWO!? Please welcome (back!) BUTTERCUP as a FULL-TIME FARMER! We are THRILLED that she will be joining us through the month of June along with our other 3 new Farmers and are VERY excited about what she has in store for us! As if that weren't exciting enough, please SHAELA ODD as our February Guest Designer for TGF! Some of you may recognize the sweet Shaela from her term with our Critter Crew and we are very happy to have her back as our February Guest :)

Today we have Team Anya joining us for FFF as well, so it's without further adieu that we also welcome PEGGY McCURRY as our FEBRUARY GUEST DESIGNER for Team Anya! Peggy has been a long-time fan of the Farm and has wow'd us with her amazing layouts (which we've CASED a few times, I think!) and we are glad to have her!

Always exciting here on the Farm! And now onto the Challenge! This week, we invite our friends and customers to join us in our "Hat's Off to You!" challenge!...use a HAT theme on your card or project!

ou can cut one out/alter a stamp, use Hat paper, hat racks, hat pins, baseball caps, anything to do with HATS on your challenge card. You can also create a 3d/altered item in the shape of a hat? Whatever you fancy, it's hat's off to you this week!
With that in mind, the DT has a sweet surprise for you today:
    1. INTRODUCING...Miss Anya "Hat's OFF!

About My Card: I went with an All White theme, using a variety of textures to keep it interesting. Miss Anya is always super cute and very fashionable. A monochromatic card really makes her stand out even more so!

Supplies: heart punches in the upper right corner just for texture/felt hearts/3 paper flowers with 3 little brads/sparkle around the "Hello" from the Hello-Go-Round by TGF/Colored in Copics/Diamond Stickles

Well, that's it for me today, but make sure you check out the TGF BLOG to see what the others have been up to and find out how you can WIN a Miss Anya Hat's OFF! by leaving comments TODAY! In addition, one lucky winner of this week's "Hat's Off" challenge will ALSO take home a Miss Anya "Hat's Off" set! TWO chances to win! Good luck ,everyone!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Welcome Lucy!!! :) XOXO

Please Scroll Down for FFF with TGF! :)

Hello All! Happy Fabulous Inky Fridays with Tiddly Ink's! I am THRILLED to announce a little addition to my extended family! A baby girl, Lucy! And it is for her proud parents that I made this sweet little card. I know they appreciate handmade goods, so here it is!

For a long time I have loved this "Sleep Tight" image by Tiddly Ink's. It's just simply sweet. Like a baby girl! :) So I am so excited to spread the joy I feel for this new life with such an adorable image!

Babies are so magical!
Thank You for stopping by! I wish you all the best! And of course, WELCOME LUCY! I can't wait to meet you! xo

Buttercup :) XOXOXO

Thursday, January 20, 2011

FFF A Cheeky Dimensional Card with TGF!!!

Good Day Everyone! I hope this finds you rested, feeling well and in increasingly better health :)
Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words because someone has pleasantly stunned you with their kindness? On such occasions, maybe you have been inspired to bake them a pie. Take them out to lunch. Make them a card. Or something to let them know their kindness meant a lot to you. "Thank You" is sometimes the best response they can hear, or maybe even the only thing we may be capable to give. And that's ok. :) And the lovely lady featured in the card below, Cheeky Cherry Pie managed to do it all! Bake a pie and say "Thanks" all while being dressed to the nines! Lucky Lady!
You are Weclome to join in with Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm's FFF (Farm Fresh Friday) challenge which is to use a Dimensional Technique in your card along with TGF images. To achieve the 3D effect for my Cheeky Cherry Pie card, I simply stamped the entire image twice, then colored and cut out the images I wanted to pop out (her pie, arm and hair tie). Second, I glued a tiny piece of foam board between the first layer and second layer (of the pie/her arm) to make it literally "pop out". That's it! There are many ways to make your projects pop out, you could use springs that actually wobble and shake a little bit, or foam board, or simply bend a piece of cardstock and glue behind your images. Whatever you do, do it with SASS!

Cheeky Cherry Pie by The Greeting Farm/"Thanks" from Hello-Go-Round by The Greeting Farm/2 small white heart doilies which were stamped with Brilliance inks/cloud scissors/colored in Copics, Distress Inks/diamond stickles/2 small pieces of foam board for behind pie and arm/white marker for details/decorative corner punches/scalloped circle punch for around sentiment/free recipe card template printed from this website here

I hope you found some inspiration here on Strawberry Road! Onward and Upward!!!



Buttercup :) XOXO

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Celebrate Just Being You" with Tiddly Ink's!

Cheers to a New Year! A New You! As we all become better versions of ourselves in 2011:) Tiddly Ink's challenges us this week to create a card or project which celebrates "just being you". I'm a girl who likes to dance in a Free People dress, in front of a big clock, surrounded by flowers and glimmer mist :) I can't wait to see what aspects of yourself you choose to celebrate in this week's challenge!

Here's a toast to taking a moment to enjoy what is around you, see the sunshine as it may be reflecting off the snow, listen to good music, sip some pink champagne and dance dance dance!

Supplies: Toasting Properly by Tiddly Inks/Free Arch template by Gothic Arches/Colored in Copics, Distress Inks, Diamond Stickles, Glimmer Mist/Burlap scrap/ clock hands by Tim Hotlz/ Black Marker *Dress inspired by Wisteria and Lattice Dress by Free People :) :) :)

Cheers & Thank You for visiting! :)

Buttercup :) XOXO

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fabulous Inky Fridays with Tiddly Ink's!!! :)

SCROLL DOWN for Farm Fresh Friday Post with TGF!

Busy! Busy! Pick up this. Drop off that. Go there. Go there. Don't forget to give him that. And to tell her about this. Clean. Sweep. Exercise. Go up the hill. Make the list. Where did I put that receipt? Find it! Quick!

We rush around! All over town! And that is fine for a while, but in between the chaos, let's remind ourselves to slow smile... I forget this all too often. And who better than "Royal Proclamation" by Tiddly Ink's to set the tone. BUSY is a serious condition! Sit down, drink water and breathe immediately. Call your nearest girlfriend or boyfriend and set up a fun session asap! Reevaluate your "to do" list, find more "to don'ts", "neverminds" and have fun!

This is what making this little card was teaching me. To pause. Pause for a good cause. Love is a good cause. Friends are a good cause. I am sure there are more but those are the basic ones I stand behind.

It is important to be stern with yourself on some matters. Be discilplined. Skilled. Excellent. And serious. But TAKE A BREAK for Heaven's Sake! Being focussed is only cute for so long! Then it's time to LAUGH!

SUPPLIES: "Royal Proclamation" by Tiddly Inks/Sentiment by Tim Holtz clear stamps/FREE arch template by Gothic Arches/colored in Copics, distress ink/Sunburst Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels/ 3 felt heart stickers/3 mini roses/diamond stickles/black marker/black thread for border stitches

Thank You for stopping by!!!

Have a Pausitivly Paustastic Day!


Buttercup :) XOXO

FFF Black, Turquoise & ? TGF Color Challenge! :)

Welcome!!! Here we have a color challenge! Use Turquoise, Black and ONE other color! I decided to use red. But I snuck a little buttercream in there too! It is challenging to use just 3 colors!!! So my turquoises are in different values and saturation levels, so I kind of stretched the rules!

Supplies: "Sweet & Toxic" and "Because of You" by The Greeting Farm. Copics/Lace/Heart Punches/Red & White paint markers/Sizzix Frame Back Ornate #5/and just a little Diamond Stickles

This is one of my favorite stamps! She is so cute and full of sass!

Happy Crafting & Blogging!

Thank You for blogging by!


Buttercup :) xo

Friday, January 7, 2011

FFF Mercy Sketch! With TGF

Hi There! I hope your 2011 is off to a phenomenal start!!! Personally, I am overwhelmed with giddiness so far! So far, so gooood! ;)

Now, onto the sketch! Here is Fancy Anya as a blonde! (my first interpretation of Fancy Anya is down in a couple of posts below, with her in a red dress with black hair). I decided to GO GREEN for this challenge, repurpose some recycled goods, and make a more environmentally friendly card! Why not? I love Mother Earth.

Feel free to join in the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge which is to follow Mercy's sketch!

SUPPLIES: Fancy Anya by The Greeting Farm/Copics/Diamond Stickles/Green Soda Can Tabs/Walnut Stain Distress Ink/Blue Thread/Various Paper scraps/3 brads

I do appreciate your visits! And Thank You everyone out there, for your kind and inspiring comments! I feel lucky to create and to share with people who appreciate such things! Such things as handmade cards and the like!

Enjoy the beauty that is today.


Buttercup :) xo

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sketchin' with TGF!

HELLO, everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you BELIEVE it's 2011?

Here at the Farm we are JUST as excited about the New Year as we are about our NEW RELEASES-available NOW at The Greeting Farm! After a SUPER fun-filled week of previews, we are thrilled to welcome the following new releases in rubber: Fancy Anya, Naughty/Nice, Little Dreamer, and I Do!
Thanks for sticking with us this week-it's been a BLAST! Now, I have a SUPER fun card for you using the CA&F Saturday Sketch:

Be sure to check out the winner of this special holiday sketch over on the Club Anya & Friends blog today because that lucky person wins the ENTIRE JANUARY RELEASE! SURPRISE!!! Woo hoo!
As for today's DT blog hop, we have ANOTHER January RELEASE up for grabs! Be sure to start on the TGF Blog for your instructions and HAVE FUN ringing in the NEW YEAR with The Greeting Farm!

Happy NEW YEAR, everyone!

Last but not least, here are your updated blog rolls for Farmers: