Sunday, July 31, 2011

THREE CHEERS and YEARS for TGF!!!!

Hello, friends!

WELCOME to The Greeting Farm's THREE YEAR Birthday Bash!

We are SO excited to kick off the August release by celebrating that The Greeting Farm is officially three. years. YOUNG.    First and foremost, we want to thank EVERYONE for your continued support, encouragement and enthusiasm these past three years.  We know it's said all over the cyber-world, but we TRULY appreciate and understand the fact that if it weren't for all of you, TGF would not be anywhere near the community and business it is today and for that we are truly grateful.

On that note, before I show you my project for today, we want to announce that we have an EXCLUSIVE digi stamp as a gift with ANY rubber stamp purchase TODAY through FRIDAY, August 5th at 10pm CST.    To claim your exclusive digi, just email Jessica with a copy of your receipt and your FREE GIFT will be sent shortly after!    Remember, this is ONLY good through the 5th at 10pm so make sure you get yours before it disappears forever ;)


As for my special project, I just had to ink up Birthday Boy Ian - how cute is he with his little banner? I love banners and wanted to give it that true texture of a fabric banner so I stamped it on some twill ribbon I had and then cut it out. I adhered it to the image using Helmar 450 Quick Dry. My project is certainly CLEAN and SIMPLE for me! I stamped Blush Hearts to create a background on the Vintage Cream Cardstock from PTI. I created the Happy Birthday sentiment by combining two different sets and only inking the words I wanted to use. Working with limited supplies has been challenging but fun to push myself to think outside my normal creativity. Hopefully, though, by the time this post is live, I'll be comfortably settled in my NEW crafty room. :D

Hope you enjoy!   As for today's event, there are THREE NEW RELEASES and since we're feelin' generous on our birthday, we are giving away THREE August Release Prize Packs today (exclusive digi not included :) just for hopping with our Farmers and coming BACK to the TGF Blog to wish our little Farm a happy day!

You will have until 11:59pm CST tonight to comment on the DT's blogs and come back to the TGF Blog to leave some love!

 Let's get started...first on the TGF Blog, where you can head back anytime in case you get lost or need to refresh along the way (trust me, we KNOW how exciting this is...heehee  ;)  oh!  and we have ONE more special surprise today, too.  Our Farm Fresh Challenge Team is joining in on the FUN!  Please welcome these girls to our party as well- the more the merrier, I always say!


back to TGF Blog to leave your comment to WIN!

See you back soon and THANKS celebrating with THREE CHEERS for THREE YEARS!  Here's to MANY more!

85 comments :

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

I love the banner! So cool! And the background is gorgeous.

Amy said...

I can totally see why you love this new Ian... he just be my fave one yet and your card looks fantastic! :)

Tash Daly said...

Gorgeous boy card!! I love the cute fabric bunting!!

Sammi said...

This is gorgeous Carisa!
Love those blue and yellow hearts!
Sammi
xx

faithnme said...

Wow Soo very cute.. Just gorgeous I love your back ground.

Hugs

Kim C said...

I love the colours you used on your background. Very very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful hair coloring!!

AnnikaS said...

Great card! Love your background and the banner and your colouring is great.

eva said...

love your banner idea--so neat! love your heart background too!

Tricia :O) said...

I also love your banner idea!!! GORGEOUS :O) Tricia

Joy said...

OMG! Love that banner! The fabric texture really pops out, great idea!
Wonderful card!

Happy 3rd Birthday, TGF and have a great week!

kris said...

Super cool!!! Love that you stamped the banner on fabric, it looks fantastic!!

Jenny V. said...

Love the gackground. So cute the banner.

Grace said...

carisa!!! this is cute cute cute card =) thanks for sharing!

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Puuhis said...

I like the background too!

SandieD said...

Loving what what you've done with this.

Angie said...

I've always loved your creations but these birthday cards you've been making are flippin' fantastic!

Amanda R said...

Love the ribbon banner, fabulous idea!

Aideen said...

Love the twill banner-its awesome!! Adds a lovely texture-happy birthday celebrations :) x

Lynda Nielsen said...

Wow, look at you go with your coloring and the added texture to Ian's Banner. This is awesome, what a fab idea. So inspiring, I just may have to try that ...
TFS
Hugs,
Lynda

CraftyDee said...

Lovely card! I love the colourcombo you chose for the stamped background, and the fabric banner is a really cool extra touch!

Elena said...

I really love how you stamped the background and made fabric banners! So creative!

Leanne said...

Luv ur CAS card Carisa. That banner is awesome and Ian is adorable. Love the hearts in the b/g with those colors. Thank you for the warm welcome! Hugs,

Danielle Daws said...

This is SO cute! Love the background!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is precious - LOVE the way you stamped on the fabric, it really gives it that extra touch! :)

Sue D said...

Great card--love the fabric banners.

Denice said...

Carisa, what a fab card...from the heart background, to the perfect color combo, to the creative twill banner...you rocked it GF!

:Dx

Pam said...

Oh my- what a terrific card with the new Ian stamp!! I love the banner! Happy Birthday to The Greeting Farm!!!

tracey said...

Gorgeous card Carisa. Love your fabric banner. Hope the move went well.

April said...

That twill banner is genius! Thanks for sharing such a great idea! As simple as you think your card is, it truly highlights your birthday wish!

♥Rach♥ said...

Love how you did his banner, what a fabulous idea!

mousekemom said...

Love the fabric pennent! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Naomi said...

Gorgeous creation! I love that fabric banner and your colouring is phenomenal! Happy 3rd Birthday TGF!!!

Shannin said...

This is a realy great card. I love the background of the card and your coloring is fantastic. have a great week.

Hugs
Shannin

Jodi Miller said...

Very cute - Love the background!!!

Jacilynn said...

wow, great background. love these new stamps! Happy Birthday to the Farm!
cheers!
Jacilynn

Holly said...

Love the colours of those hearts. Great job. Happy 3rd Bday TGF stamps!

Rachel said...

I love the hearts you used for the background! Very pretty colors!

Callie said...

Clean and simple... pst! Absolutely stunning. Love the banner. And the back ground! It's all wonderful!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

great banner idea...your card is awesome tfs..:)liann

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh My Goodness! That little fabric banner is so stinkin adorable- everything on this card is perfection.

margie c said...

Loooving the background and banner! Ian is TOO cute! Fabulous card :)
Happy b'day to TGF!!!
hugs, margie

Cindy said...

So simple and yet so Lovely, especially the Banner!

A-M said...

I really like how you made the banner on your card!

Sonia said...

He is so adorable! TFS

Stampi said...

great card...I love the patterned paper in the background...you coloured him perfectly

Mimi said...

Fabulous card! Love the adorable fabric banner! and Ian is too cute! ;)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Adorable! Love the fabric banner!

Casey said...

Sometimes simple is best and makes it look more elegant! I love it! Happy Birthday TGF!

Shaela said...

Super cute!!

Lisa M. said...

How flippin' cute is this??? Love the banner on the fabric. Awesome as usual, Carisa!

Jamie said...

So cute! Great idea with the banner!

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Angelique said...

Love the detail with the banner! Too cute!

Christa said...

great card love the hearts and the b-day flags hugs christa

JLJ Designs said...

Love the fabric banner.

Jen

Anonymous said...

Laceyrane: Super adorable little boy card, thanks for sharing and congrats on the 3years
Wont let me post under my google.. weird. Lacey

joni h said...

So creative to stamp the banner on twill! Love it! Love how you used the hearts for the background!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE Your card is fabulous!! love your coloring and ALL!!! Hugs!
~Heidi Brawley

michsmith1973 said...

Too Too Cute!!!

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Wow the coloring on this is awesome. I'm so in with TGF now. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

grandmabonnie said...

I am sitting straight up in my seat and reading your "how to" make this card, and i said, you've got to be kidding...she added fabric and stamped it..yes, i love this idea...and shoot now i want those hearts...look what you do... (I am hoping that as you read this you ARE settled in your new craft room!)

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

Very cute card. The banner on birthday Ian is great and I love the background too. TFS, Tanya

Lisa said...

I absolutely adore the cloth banner and the way you have done the sentiment! So sweet :)

Gin Oak said...

So cute - love the textured banner :-)

KanataNewf said...

too cute for words - love that you used twill ribbon for the banner!

Nat said...

I totally love this new birthday set! Beautiful card, you are amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)
nat
doodlecraft.blogspot

Lysa said...

Hi Carisa! This is SOOO cute, love how you made the banner with twill :)

Divine said...

Cute card!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is so cute I love these new images!

Tammy said...

Love your card, Ian is just too cute. Thanks for sharing. hugs, Tammy

gobeagirl said...

Hi Carisa. I think that your little Birthday Ian makes just the sweetest birthday boy's card! This is just adorable and your coloring is just fantastic. Thanks for sharing your hard work. I love blog hops and getting inspiration from so many talented people. Hugs, Lisa G

Cricut Chick said...

WOW! You did this on limited supplies. Great Job! I can't wait to see what you do later...Hope you're in the craft room by now:)

Julie
Cricut Chick
cricutchick@rocketmail.com
www.cricutchick.com

Lori said...

AWWWW! That is all.

~*Joni said...

Oh Carisa he is SO cute! I love this new Ian, the fabric banner is pure genius. :)

scrappintlc said...

Adorable what you did with the banner. He's a definite cutie.

Cathy said...

What a cute little boy card. Ian is adorable with his little banner,
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JessicaK said...

Awesome Ian card. CAS = clearly cool!

Kathy said...

Cute card! Love the fabric banner, very creative! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Melinda Campbell said...

That banner is simply fantastic!!! I might have to borrow your idea... =P

Anonymous said...

finally a ian. didnt know if I was gonna see him alone tonight without the pretty anya. lol
all beeeauutiful all the same.
marykay
kemperneck70@gmail.com

Stout Art said...

Those pennant flags are darling!

Cyndi said...

very creative! love the background and the cute image!

Kim Y. said...

Love the stamped background! Love the fabric banner too! Wonderful card!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Carisa, this is just stunning! :)

I just wanted to say your coloring has always been fantastic, but you have just perfected over the time I have known you...:)

It is now most certainly beyond stellar.
XOXO

Lauren said...

How cute! I love the idea of the boy holding the banner. Thanks for sharing!

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