Wednesday, September 21, 2011

september mystery monday

hi everyone!!!
I'm really getting into HALLOWEEN papers this year!!!
especially with the new TGF cheeky kitty digi... I'm OBSESSED!! heheehee
do you girls have any paper pads you have bought this year you really like??

I hope you all like my card for this week's
MM - casing card

white out

Hi ladies!!!
here's my entry for

TGF - FFC - white out
(sorry about the photo... I tried to show the embossed parts of the card =) hehehe I hope you guys can see the detail.)

I was featured on TOP CROP Tuesday @ TGF

Hi everyone!
sorry for not posting anything for a while... I just got married this weekend & I'm about to go on my honeymoon =) I'm so happy to be married & done all the planning!!! *it was so stressful... especially since my mom & I did everything... I MEAN EVERYTHING by ourselves...*

I was featured on TGF's top crop Tuesday this week!!
here's what they said:

"Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Hi there all and welcome to Top Crop Tuesday at the farm. I love Tuesdays because i get to browse the gallery for even longer than usual, and show you all some of my favorites. What fun.

Right now i am loving using doilies and seam binding ribbon on my projects and there is so much inspiration in our gallery along those lines, some older, some newer uploads. So without further ado, here are my picks for this week.

Isn't this anniversary card by Lacey just gorgeous. The heart doily in the background is perfect for such a romantic card. An altogether perfect card i think.

The doily in the background of Grace's card is the perfect touch to add that little bit of femininity don't you think. Still simple, but gorgeous.

Last but not least, Eva has used exactly the same doily as Grace, but has achieved a totally different look. So soft and feminine, and how beautiful is her seam binding ribbon.

Three doilies, three cards, lots of inspiration. I just might head off to my scrap room now and make a doily card myself.

Thank you all for the wonderful inspiration in our TGF gallery. The talent that is to be found in blog world never ceases to amaze and inspire me.

Until next time,
Happy stamping,
Tracey XO.

I'm so thankful to Tracey for even considering me as a TOP CROP!!!
thank you SO SO SO much to the TGF crew!! I cant wait to find the time again to enter the challenges =)
Love you girls at TGF!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011


www.thegreetingfarm.comWe grow smiles & happy days!
News & Stuff from Your Favorite Farm!

Fall is in the air, TGF Friends!

September is here.

YES!  I said SEPTEMBER IS HERE!  Is anyone else sort of in shock about this?  I know I am.  Time passes so quickly these days, it's crazy.  Fall is definitely here, and to me, Fall symbolizes change.   While nothing is 'changing' at TGF, I always experience a personal 'shift' this time of year in terms of the school year.  "Mom's taxi" is in full force as we are more involved in activities than ever and I am the proud mom of two dancers, two basketball players, a girl scout, a choir singer, an alter server, and two karate students.  And that is of course, spread among my fab four (omgosh, can you imagine if it were 9 kids?  Yikes!)  These are all wonderful "shifts", of course, as we, well... shift into Fall.  But life gets busy, and so as I finally sit "still" tonight to write my beloved newsletter, I remember to take the TIME to appreciate.  To stand smile...and watch my babies as they flourish and have a TON of fun in the mean time :)

I also feel 'the shift' in my crafting.  Seasonal cards are RIGHT around the corner and I have some really cute Halloween paper that someone just sent me and I can't wait to bust it open!    We may have a milder 'four seasons' here, but we do still have all four , and although I'm a beach girl at heart, I do adore the Fall.  It's almost time for apple picking, cider donuts (yum!), corn mazes, and costumes.  Bring it on!  This chick is ready :)

....but that's just me!  What do YOU have going on in your lives right now?  Are you experiencing "the shift", too?  Perhaps in your job, your personal life, YOUR crafting?  I'd love to hear about it!  Maybe there's an exciting change you've been on the fence about and the time is NOW to take the leap?  I am envisioning a pile of of my favorite things to jump I say, let's JUMP!  

Wishing you the BEST and the MOST....always....
Jess :)
...a SPECTACULAR September, indeed!  

Thanks so much to all of you who came out for our "Spectacular September" BLOG HOP and Release this past month.  What a great turnout as we welcomed FOUR new releases into our TGF family of characters!

Speaking of family, we welcomed JESS MARIN as our September Guest this month and she's been doing a fabulous job!  If you haven't stopped by to welcome her personally yet, we'd love you to visit her!

Here's a little recap of our NEW releases, available as of September 1st!

designed by Farmer Kim Yu:
designed by Farmer Tracey:

Wild Sprout LOGAN
designed by Farmer Carisa:

designed by Jessica:

Be sure to visit the TGF blog and ALL the Farmers' blogs for even MORE inspiration this month!  Hooray for Spectacular September!
Here, Kitty, Kitty.... 


We are SO excited to announce the release of a Special Edition digi-stamp, "Cheeky Kitty"!   This adorable new stamp is purrrfect for Halloween, or even the holidays as you can see from the amazing samples below!  Enjoy...and be sure to grab this fantastic feline before she disappears!

by Jess:

DT Sample by Denice:

DT Sample by Kim Yu:

Cheeky Kitty is available NOW in the TGF STORE!
heART Journaling update, Gallery growing pains...and a word of thanks!      

We have some important updates about our Galleria today and while we announced it yesterday on the Blogs, we thought it beared repeating :)

As many of you know, our Galleria crashed this past week for one of the longest outages we've had.  Because of the recurrent issues we had been having, we have GOOD NEWS, and "Not so good" news.

I'll start with the not so good.  Unfortunately, we are finding that there is missing data from approximately FIVE WEEKS back.   We SINCERELY apologize for this inconvenience and are heartbroken that files were lost.

HERE is what we've learned:

You will notice that some of your photos will say "no thumbnail".  You can try to EDIT this photo and reload your photo that way.  If this doesn't work, you can delete that entry and reload your photo into your MEMBER GALLERY (your personal gallery)  or CARD GALLERY categories  (by stamp set).

That brings me to our next IMPORTANT point.   Some of the categories from RECENT CHALLENGES were deleted.  PLEASE do not reload your cards into the FFC categories if they are no longer there.  You can reload them into your PERSONAL MEMBER GALLERY.   This week's challenge categories have been reloaded.

Also, for those of you heART JOURNALING with us:  PLEASE do not upload your photos into the heart journaling category UNLESS you are uploading it to your specific FOLDER.  ALL FLOATING FILES WILL BE DELETED by end of business day on SEPTEMBER 15th, 2011.  We are sorry about this but need to keep the categories organized and up to date so that we can better track your projects (since we are checking them off for credit each week, thank you so much!! :)

Last but not least, the GOOD NEWS!

Our GALLERY is now being hosted by a different web host and should be able to function more efficiently and with (fingers crossed!) less crashing, and faster upload times.   Thank you SO much for growing with our growing pains at The Greeting Farm.

NEW, "IN LINKZ" challenge feature!

The Greeting Farm has been holding back using the popular "in Linkz' system because we have made such an investment in our Galleria.  we STRONGLY encourage our customers to still upload to the Galleria in the appropriate weekly challenge categories.

However, due to the recent issues with the gallery, we are now going to use IN LINKZ for each Farm Fresh Challenge to allow you to post a link to your Galleria entry and/or blog post, SCS gallery link, etc.  You can now CHOOSE how you link up to the FFC so that we can run more efficiently :)   Hope this helps!!!

THANK YOU so much to all of you for being so patient, loyal, and tolerant!  XOXO
TGF PRESENTS....a NEW Customer Spotlight article coming to YOU each month!      

We are thrilled to bring you a NEW feature to our newsletter each month...a TGF CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT!

Each month, after the release hype is over, on the 5th of the month, we will be doing a random Facebook draw for the next "TGF PRESENTS..." spotlight.  This is an opportunity to showcase some of our most loyal and taletned customers and a chance for them to really shine!   Since this is a new program, I had asked our first customer if she didn't mind kicking off our Spotlight feature and I'd like to welcome GRACE as our first featured customer!  Grace has been a loyal challenge player, TGF customer and supporter and here she is with a fabulous feature on HOW TO STORE your TGF Stamps:

"Hi there! I think I have over 125 TGF single stamps & sets... but more if I counted each stamp in the sets... probably over 200...hahaha

You'll see I have A LOT of TGF stamps... and that's because I have loved TGF since they were Pink Poison... and I've saved up lots of $$$ to buy TGF stamps...& most of my stamps are TGF...

PS: This collection took me many many many months to collect... and a lot of scrimping/saving had to take place for me to buy 95% of my TGF stamp... also, I've Won 5% of the stamps shown here)
I also have 99% of all the anya/ian/ws digi stamps =) hehehe

ENJOY and thanks!"

Thanks Grace!   We loved seeing your storage solutions and you all can learn more about Grace on her cute blog, SUGAR CARDS!

We'll be back next month with our next spotlight and these will range anywhere from technique, tutorial, art journaling, 3d art, storage, even cooking, baking and sewing featuring YOUR TGF Stamps as the star!  Exciting stuff!

Seeing THROUGH to October...            

...and it's a see-through preview indeed!  We have a few new clear stamps up our sleeve, and I couldn't wait to share a few little snippets:

These are only two...of FIVE. NEW. SETS.
Are ya still on your chair?
Stay tuned near the end of the mont for MORE previews, and our October Guest designer announcement because I am SO excited I can't even wait! 

Looking Ahead...

Here are some important dates for the rest of the month of SEPTEMBER:

Today, SEPTEMBER 15th:CHEEKY KITTY released in the TGF store!

FRIDAY, Sept 16th-
one day only DISCOUNT COUPON for newsletter subscribers ONLY


Be sure to stay tuned the last week in September too for exciting October previews and news about NEW challenges coming in OCTOBER! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I heart Journaling class week 8

Hi ladies!!!
anyone of you married???
how did your wedding planning go???
I'm so stressed out!
I want everything to go well =S \
but what if it doesnt...

I put pray... with rain drops...
because the weather network stated that it may rain on my wedding day =( so i'm praying it wont...
I dont mind overcast... but I hope it doesnt rain *sniffle*

here's my entry for
TGF I heart journal week 8

TGF - Mystery Monday casing Me!

hi everyone!!
I finally got the chance to make my own TGF mystery monday!
YAY!!! I've been so busy with the wedding that I didn't have the chance to create my own mystery  Monday card =( 
SO everyone I want to SEE your creations casing my card =)
You all are so creative & I cant wait to see your cards =)

So here's my card!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 11

I remember this day... I was in high school, beginning of Grade 12...
I was in psychology class...
everyone was so quiet =( 
my psych teacher had a TV in his room, and everyone just watched the news.
I thought it was a nightmare...
my parents told me when I came home from school they thought it was a world war.
everyone everywhere was affected by this; everyone was scared... everyone was stunned... =(
terrible day...

I know I'm not American... I'm Canadian, but when this happened to my American neighbors...
the whole world felt their fear & pain.
I don't know why some people feel the need to hurt others, it's not right...
and there's NO excuse for killing innocent people and hurting others.

We will never forget.
We will overcome.
We will be united.

hot & cold

Hi ladies!!!
here's my card for
TGF - FFF you're hot & you're cold!!!
happy craftin!

OMG!!! PS: I just found out I won at Kraftin Kimmie giveway!!!!!!

TGF metals

hi everyone!!!
sorry for not posting anything up lately... with my wedding coming up I have to deal with the final details before I get to have my alone/meditation time with my crafting tools & stamps hehehe
anyways, here's my entry for:
TGF - Metal head
anyone for anya - inspirational photo

here's the inspirational photo:

here's my card