Sunday, July 31, 2011

A TGF Bday hop & MM with Craftylittlepigtails


wishes TGF a HAPPY 3-Year-Young Birthday!


Hello, friends!

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

We are helping to kick off the August release by celebrating The Greeting Farm's official three.  years.  YOUNG birthday!  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.

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 ;)

I can't forget to mention today there is also another Mystery Monday Challenge over at the Farm Fresh challenge blog and guess what?  The DT and the Farmers are all playing along!  How cool is that?  Way cool!  To see what the DT created click HERE.  This week's card to case was chosen by me and created by..... Craftylittlepigtails!!  Here is Krista's adorable card featuring one of the discontinued sets, Down by the Pond duos, Turtle & Bunny.  Loved the clean and simple design, the bright papers and of course the image.

Created by Krista aka Craftylittlepigtails

Isn't her coloring fabulous?! 

For my special project... I am using the adorable Birthday Anya 2.  When I got her in the mail I had to ink her up and color her right away!  I case'd Krista's card going with a window card for my special project.  Boy did I make it harder than it should have been.  LOL..  I won't bore you with the details, but let's just say what should have taken me only an hour took me about 3.  lol!  Live and learn.  :)

 Outside of card:
Inside of card:


Be sure to check out the Farm Fresh Challenge blog for this week's Mystery Monday challenge with Craftylittlepigtails and I hope you'll play along!  Click HERE to get the details for the MM challenge.

Now back to today's main 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 us 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!

Here is the list of players, if you get lost head on over to The Greeting Farm blog to go back to the beginning:

back to TGF Blog to leave your comment to WIN!
See you back soon and THANKS for celebrating with THREE CHEERS for THREE YEARS!

Hip Hip Hooray!  Hip Hip Hooray!!  Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Here's to MANY more!



Hugs,
Leanne

92 comments:

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So yummy! I love the way you've coloured her hair.

Amy said...

Such a beautiful birthday card Leanne... that window you created is a great touch and totally worth the extra effort! Love this! :)

Tash Daly said...

So gorgeous!! Love the window to the inside of the card. You have done this so well, I usually find it so hard to do! :-)

Sammi said...

What a sweet card!! LOVE the colouring on her! :)

Kim C said...

Ooh, really love your window card! This is such a good idea. Thanks for sharing!

faithnme said...

WOW... This is just the cutest.. I love your paper and the colors are just too sweet

Hugs

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card :)

AnnikaS said...

A very cute card. Love the colours!

eva said...

love your cute window card!

Tricia :O) said...

She is so CUTE!!! Love how she is looking outside the window :O)

Joy said...

Love the colors and the cute window design! Really really love your card, Leanne!

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

kris said...

That is one CUTE card!!! love the way it opens to reveal the full image... and gorgeous coloring on Birthday Anya 2!! magnificent!!

Jenny V. said...

What a cute card! Love how it has a window to see the image. Your coloring is so great!

Grace said...

ALOHA!!! heehee Hi leanne!!!
you always say the sweetest comments on my creations =) & I always look forward to them =) I just wanted to say!! WOW WOW WOW!!! i love your cupcake girl!!! SO SO SO CUTE!!!

Puuhis said...

lovely cupcakes!

SandieD said...

So cute, and so very clever too.

Aideen said...

Pretty card ;) loving those papers-happy birthday celebrations :) x

Angie said...

Your card is so cute! I love the window!

Amanda R said...

So cute and I love how you decorated it so when you open it you still see the image, really nice!

CraftyDee said...

Oh that cupcake paper is just perfect! I like the little flowers you added to her hair :) Lovely card!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Awwwww, this is absolutely darling. I LOVE those papers too. What an adorable Birthday Surprise.
thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Hugs,
Lynda

Elena said...

What a wonderful card!

Danielle Daws said...

Oh wow! This is brilliant!

Jenn Borjeson said...

LOL That always happens to me, too - apparently, I'm not very good at reading directions! But your card came out gorgeous, and I love the way you color dark hair, amazing. :)

Sue D said...

Wonderful window card and perfect papers.

Denice said...

Another great card Leanne, fab dp and I just love the window...it's perfect for this card! Hopefully you feel it was well worth your time too?!! LOL!

:Dx

Pam said...

What a GORGEOUS card!! I love the window you made to see Anya!! Happy Birthday to The Greeting Farm!!!

April said...

Very Kool cut out. Just think how much you learned in those three hours and that fact that next time it will only take you twenty minutes!!

tracey said...

What a great card. It was well worth the extra time you spent. It looks fabulous. Love the window effect.

♥Rach♥ said...

Completely adorable, LOVE her little hairpiece!

mousekemom said...

The inside is as beautiful as the outside, Leanne! Thanks for the inspiration!

Naomi said...

Such a great card! I LOVE all of the cupcakes, YUM!!! I adore the patterned papers you used and also the fact that you see Birthday Anya 2 with the card closed OR opened! I just ADORE Birthday Anya 2, she's GORGEOUS! Happy 3rd Birthday TGF!!!

Shannin said...

Leanne your card is adorable. Have a great week.

Hugs
Shannin

Jodi Miller said...

Very pretty card - love it!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! Your card makes me think of looking through the peephole of a door, seeing cutie Anya there holding the surprise cupcake, and then you get to see her when you open the card/door!

Holly said...

I love the vintage feel to your cards. Gorgeous! Happy 3rd Bday TGF stamps!

SabineV said...

i love ur cards. that cupcake paper is the cutest! happy bday tgf stamps!
Sabine
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Jacilynn said...

super cute! love these. Happy Birthday to the Farm!
cheers!
Jacilynn

Nady said...

Ta carte est superbe! j'adore ta coloration, ses cheveux sont magnfiques. bravo!
hugs
Nadyne xx

Callie said...

Wow! I love this. Love the frame and the color. Gorgeous!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

leanne adorbs card you created...the extra touches is right-on...i adore the way you colored her hair...tfs..:)liann

Elizabeth Hart said...

This card is so cute but the inside is especially adorable with all the pretty colors. A happy feast for the eyes.

Angelique said...

I love the cupcakes!! And the colors are so great!!

JennyKozar said...

SO sweet! I love how you decorated the inside as well!

margie c said...

She's SO sweet! and your card is too cute! Loving it :)
Happy b'day to TGF!!!
hugs, margie

Cindy said...

So lovely, worth the time spent!

A-M said...

I like how you did both the outside AND the inside of the card!!

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Sonia said...

really nice card! I love the window idea. - Sonia

Stampi said...

simply beautiful..great work.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Fantastic card!

Mimi said...

Leanne!! Gorgeous card! Fabulous dp and coloring. Love the window...perfect!! Have a great week! ;)

Casey said...

Beautiful card! I love the new releases! Happy Birthday TGF! and MANY more to come!

Shaela said...

Super cute!

The Crafter's Retreat said...

Too cute... Love it Happy Bday TGF

Lisa M. said...

Love love love the warm tones you used for this and her pink dress is darling!

Jamie said...

Very cute! Love the cupcake paper!

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Christa said...

great card, love hte coloring and the papers are awesome hugs christa

JLJ Designs said...

Fantastic card! I love how she's peeking out.

Jen

laceyrane said...

Cute card and papers, Congrats on the 3 year bash!

joni h said...

ooh! I like how you made this card! neat! I LOVE the lil sparkles in her hair! it's like a barrette! CUTE!
Loving all the cupcakes too! YUM!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWESOME job on your window card! It's very adorable!! Hugs!
~Heidi Brawley

michsmith1973 said...

Uber Cute Card!! Thanks for sharing!

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

That Anya is sooo cute. I could pinch her cheeks. Love your card. Don't worry, sometimes cards take me that long too.(lol) Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Danni said...

Your card is just way too cute! Love it!

grandmabonnie said...

You are the kindest person, i wish you lived next door so we could play & create together...you are always so encouraging..thank you. Your card is the sweetest, look at all of that work!

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

Fabulous card! I like the dp and window design. TFS, Tanya

Lisa said...

This is fabulous inside and out!!
I think Im gonna have to add this girl to my wish list :)

Gin Oak said...

Gorgeous work Leanne but I wouldn't expect anything less from you - keep it up and TFS :-)

KanataNewf said...

tee hee -- it sounds like we make cards the same way! the hard way. But yours was definitely worth the effort. Just gorgeous!

Nat said...

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

Divine said...

Your card is adorable. TFS :)

Lysa said...

Super SWEET! Love how you put Anya inside peeking out.. too cute!

Tammy said...

Great card, love the peek a boo window. Thanks for sharing Hugs, Tammy

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is fabulous I love window cards!

gobeagirl said...

Oh Leanne I just love the little window. It is just so adorable and Anya looks ready to party for the Birthday Celebrations! I love, love your coloring as always. Have a great day. Hugs, Lisa G

Cricut Chick said...

I just love her and that little cupcake. I think the coloring really warms her up. Love it!


Julie
Cricut Chick
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1LuvnMama said...

Wowzers girl! What a great card! I luv your window and how you incorporated all the little touches. 3 hours of work is well worth seeing! :) Awesome as always Leanne!

Lori said...

Love her!

~*Joni said...

Leanne this is sooo cute! I love the window cutout to showcase her sweet face! Awesome job! :)

scrappintlc said...

Adorable card, beautiful coloring.

MaRyKaY said...

nice anya card. very good.
Happy Birthday TGF.
Thanks for all the eye candy tonight

Cathy said...

Love your card, Anya is adorable, love the inside of the card too.
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JessicaK said...

Very cool technique with the window card. Beautiful little Anya.

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! I love the papers you chose and that Anya is on the inside. Thanks for sharing!
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Melinda Campbell said...

Beautiful! I love the coloring techniques! Great job!

Stout Art said...

Fantastic! I love the use of the window to kind of surprise your recipient.

GCLmom said...

Your use of colors makes this little girl remind me of my own daughter when she was young. Pink has always been her favorite color, probably always will be. Thanks for sharing.

Cyndi said...

very creative!! love the DP and the cute image!

Kim Y. said...

Love this window card, Leanne! Very inspiring! It has been a long time since I made one. You definitely inspired me to get one done! Thanks!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

SO adorable! I love the window card, your awesome coloring and amazing incorporation of both the CASE and making it a TGF bday card- love it! Thanks so much for hopping w/ us and for your love of TGF! it shows and we love that and I very much appreciate all you do for the FFC team!

Shanna Shands said...

I love the card and how you made it into a window!