Sunday, February 27, 2011

Creepin' Into Spring with TGF

Hey everyone!

We are so excited that you're able to join us for our "CREEPIN' into SPRING"Design Team Blog hop! Today we have LOTS to show you from the Farmers and Team Anya including some special sneak peeks of the new "Creepin' KIT" you've all been so excited about since CHA!

Remember, TODAY ONLY, you can purchase the "Creepin'" Kit for a SPECIAL price of $40 on The Greeting Farm site. Please note, this is a ONE DAY presale w/ NO exceptions, so if you know you're not going to be around, perhaps have a friend grab one for ya...but tomorrow they will NOT be available!

Our Farmers are excited to preview some Creepy new kids and Team Anya has some wonderful samples using the new TWIRL ANYA and CHEEKY BEACH, BOTH available TODAY in the TGF store! So we are literally "CREEPIN' into SPRING!!!" WOO HOO! What's more? We're creepin' along today's hop with our super March Guest Designer for Team Anya, Elena! Welcome again, Elena!

Today, for my card I used Creeper "Jill"! Her serious stance is something I connect with! She looks so feisty, like a young lady who's not afraid to scowl :D Sometimes, we ladies need to make serious faces! We're thinking about something! Or maybe, letting you know we are not pleased! Regardless, Jill is thinkin' Someone is her "kind of cool" and that cute sentiment along with her sass, makes for a fun combo!

Be sure to visit the TGF Blog if you're just starting out here to find out the complete order of the HOP and find out how YOU can win the ENTIRE MARCH RELEASE, Twirl Anya and Cheeky Beach! There is also a HUGE SURPRISE for the winner of today's hop, so be sure to get your comments in by 11:59pm CST TONIGHT!

Thanks for stopping by to CREEP into SPRING with The Greeting Farm! Now, enjoy visiting the rest of the DT! :)

Buenos Dias!


Buttercup :) xoxoXOxo

Friday, February 25, 2011

Preview of Cheeky Beach with TGF ;)

Hello & Welcome!

Please enjoy the sunshine, the flowers and of course, the Bathing Beauty! Here we have "Cheeky Beach" by The Greeting Farm. This girl knows how to chilax! She be chillin' and relaxin', beach ball in hand, ready for the beach and fun times on the sand! She is also "spring ready" with her very "in" fashion trends: The color orange is very in this Spring, as is purple eyeshadow! If you don't know, now you know! And of course, natural wavy hair is Always in! :)

This fab layout is by Jennifer Shultz! Isn't it fun!? I decided to turn it on it's side for a different look.

HAIR COLOR INFO: First, I colored her hair just as I would if I were to color her hair black. Using Copics C9, C7, C5, C3 while leaving the paper white where I want the highlight to show. Then I colored R39 Garnet over ALL OF THE HAIR! And it made it a rich, deep red! There you have it! The secret is out! Now color away! :D

In case you don't already know, there will be a ONE DAY ONLY CREEPIN' presale-NO EXCEPTIONS to this-it will ONLY be available for ONE DAY-March 1st, 2011 for a special price of $40. After that, it's April 1st and $48 and again! If you haven't seen the Creepin' set, it's amazingly adorable and funky!

I hope you enjoy some Fun in the Sun sooner than later!!!

Thank You for stopping by!

Buttercup :) xo

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring into FFF with TGF :)

Welcome Everyone!

Allow me and the rest of the Farmers to introduce you to the NEW MARCH RELEASE: Twirl Anya by The Greeting Farm! Isn't she just sunshiny and adorable?

In case you don't already know, there will be a ONE DAY ONLY CREEPIN' presale-NO EXCEPTIONS to this-it will ONLY be available for ONE DAY-March 1st, 2011 for a special price of $40. After that, it's April 1st and $48 and again! If you haven't seen the Creepin' set, it's amazingly adorable and funky!

Our Team Anya Guest Designer for March, Elena Joldersma, our red-headed girl!! You may remember Elena from the very early Farmer days of TGF! Well, she's BACK for the month of March and we are excited to have her!

Want to WIN Twirl Anya? There are TWO ways to win her!

*Visit all the DT's blogs today and come back to the TGF Blog to leave a comment, and ONE lucky winner will be chosen to take home a Twirl Anya tomorrow! You have until 11:59pm CST to comment tonight.

* Twirl Anya is ALSO the prize for this week's FFF! Play along in our "Spring theme" challenge and one lucky winner will receive Twirl Anya! Good luck everyone!

Thank You for blogging by!


Buttercup :) xo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Terrifically Textured FFF with TGF!


Welcome to another Farm Fresh Friday with your host, Buttercup, that's me :) featuring one of the gorgeous "Hat's Off Anya's" by The Greeting Farm!

This week, Farmer Tanya challenges us to use 2-3 textures! They can be anything from flower soft, embossings, 3D effects, fabrics, anything you would like to use!

For my Terrifically Textured Card, I created textures by crinkling and making paper flowers, glimmering them up with some diamond stickles, repurposing some tulle-like fabric which actually came from a bouquet of roses, red pom pom trim to create some fun and softness and some polka dot ribbon to add just another touch of texture. I always try to incorporate metal or something hard in my cards, and often choose to leave it out because it might look too heavy or thick. But today, I went with the brightly colored metal clip because it added a little playfulness without looking too ornate.

This card is for a very special lady and I can't wait to give it to her!!!!


Happy Farm Fresh Fridays Farm Enthusiasts! The winner of this challenge will win CHEEKY CHAT by The Greeting Farm! That is one lucky winner! ;)


Buttercup :) xo

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Melon Mambo, Aqua Mist & Your Choice Color Challenge FFF with TGF :)

Hello Everyone!!!

Have you ever heard of such colors as "Raspberry Fizz", "Melon Mambo" or "Aqua Mist"? I must admit, before this week, I hadn't either! But my oh my what fun, girly colors they are! The Greeting Farm's "Farm Fresh Friday" Challenge this week is to use these two colors, PLUS ONE of your choice! I decided to go with Baby Pink as my third color! Yes, I snuck a little black and lavender in there! But for the most part, it's Melon Mambo, Aqua Mist and Baby Pink, don't 'cha think?

In this card, I used the most fabulous Stella by The Greeting Farm. I love her wide eyed little look and the fact that she is holding a heart-sealed envelope! Like many of you, I love sending handwritten notes to my friends and family! There's nothing sweeter than some handwritten heartfelt notes. Well, maybe a couple things! ;)

SUPPLIES: Stella by The Greeting Farm/black and white paper by 7 Gypsies #19364 Paddington/BW Sweet Talk Postage Stamps 643077 by Brenda Walton/silver & diamond stickles/scalloped edges by tim holtz/Market Street "Adore" trims by My Mind's Eye-Lost & Found by Jen Allyson #LF1028/Colored in copics-HAIR COLORS: E49 Dark Bark, E47 Dark Brown, E37 Sepia & E35 Chamois

I want to Sincerely Thank You for not only stopping by, but for leaving such wonderful comments and for inquiring about my technique. A few of you have shown interest in the way I color hair and I want you to know, making a video tutorial is ON MY LIST :) of things to do! I can't wait! But as you may or may not know, I work and am involved in theatre (acting) and must split my time between passions up! (Like the rest of the world!) So know, I will share more with you all! And I can't wait to take a gander and be inspired by your works as well!

Thank You! Much Love! And Happy Farm Fresh Friday! MUAH!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just a Peak at My Queen of Hearts!

Hello & Welcome!

Here is my unfinished Paper Clay creation of The Queen of Hearts. The past few weeks I have been incredibly busy with work and rehearsals and I managed to squeeze in a Paper Clay Date with my mamacita! This is my first attempt at a Queen! As I have previously posted, I have made a fairy, skellies and snowmen, and now I can add this lady to the mix!

Just imagine her saying, "OFF WITH HER HEAD!"

I can't wait to paint her!!! It will be a while before I am able to do so, so please ENJOY her blankness now! :)

To see more Paper Clay creations check out The Polka Dot Pixie's Blog here. I have taken 4 of her classes and really enjoy her laid back and positive teaching style!

Thank You for blogging by!


Buttercup :) xo

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Sew Adorable" FFF with TGF!

Hello & Welcome! The Farm Fresh Friday Challenge presented by The Greeting Farm this week, is to use some form of stitching on your card or project! You may use faux, hand or machine stitching.

The Prize for this week's challenge is Cheeky Howdy!

About My Card:
I hand-stitched the buttons, faux-stitched around the oval scallop using a black marker, and glued some red trim to create a hand-stitched look! You may use any of these techniques in your project!

"Hat's Off" stamp by The Greeting Farm, "Lucky" from "Hello-Go-Round" from The Greeting Farm/ colored in Copics, Brilliance Inks, Diamond Stickles

Thank You for stopping by! I hope you are the "LUCKY" one to WIN Cheeky Howdy! I just love her!


Buttercup :) xo