Friday, September 30, 2011

Hi guys.
     It is finally October 1st and I can not believe that I have lasted this long.   I have some AWESOME NEWS to share with all of you.  One night after work in August I received an email from Jessica from The Greeting Farm (my all time favorite stamp company) and she asked me if I was doing anything 'special' between October and March.  Well I replied "no" and ran into our bedroom to tell my husband what I had just read.  Apparently I don't think I am capable of reading when I am excited.  I then returned to my computer and there was another email from Jessica asking me if I would like to be a member of the next challenge team.   I don't even think I was breathing by then.  Of course I emailed  her right way (just in case she had made a mistake,  lol) and told her  that I would LOVE to be involved with anything that had to do with The Greeting Farm.   So as you might have guessed by now,  I am officially a member of the new challenge team for The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Challenge Blog.   I am so excited and I can not wait to make a lot of great things with my fellow team members.  You guys are going to so happy with all the things these awesome ladies are coming up just for you.  :O)  
     So as you know this weeks challenge is to case one of Rachel's spectacular cards.  I had a hard time picking just one to CASE.  Rachel is so talented.  So for today, I decided to use one of her awesome easel cards and make my Great Nephew (who just turned 1 yesterday) a card for his Birthday.  Here is my card.  Hope you like it. 

Rachel's beautiful card...

With my own exciting announcement today comes another HUGE bit of news for TGF! The Greeting Farm is beyond thrilled and honored to have been invited as the newest Member Company at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS!

For those of you NEW to Splitcoaststampers (SCS), it is the single largest online community for stampers and a wonderful place to access tutorials, a vast online gallery, and tons of ways to get involved with their awesome forums dedicated to stamping and much more!

As one of only ten Member Companies on SCS, The Greeting Farm now has our VERY OWN FORUM to encourage ALL of our customers, new and old to get out there and chat with us, while we keep you up to date on the latest TGF happenings :) With over 700,000 unique hits a month, we are excited about the potential to meet NEW Farm friends, but we are mostly SO, SO very excited about being able to have a 'home' to chat with you, get to know you better, and post fun and important information ALL in one place! We really look forward to this being a means of getting closer to our stamping community, welcoming new stampers and getting to spend more time with our cherished current customers, as well!

Splitcoaststampers also offers a wonderful Member gallery where you can upload ALL your photos, even non- TGF cards, to their gallery and use different keywords depending on what you're uploading. Please use this keyword for all SCS gallery posts: thegreetingfarm (no spaces :)

If you have ANY questions whatsoever, please contact Jess and she will be happy to answer them! With this announcement also brings GREAT news for Galleria users! While we love our galleria and still plan to keep it open for your use, we will now offer the option to post challenge cards, contest entries, etc. to SCS as well. We will be using the INLINKZ system from now on for ALL challenges. Again, we will still keep the Gallery open, but you now will have the option to upload there, to SPLITCOAST, or your personal blogs. All entries will be counted as LONG as they are posted to our INLINKZ below each challenge post. Splitcoasts offers a WONDERFUL gallery option and we can't WAIT to see your cards there!

There is a TON more info about this on the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog be sure to check out my announcement there too! Thank you for reading!

I am going to leave off my supply list today as this is already a very long post.  Be sure to head over and check out the rest of the girls.  Your going to love it. 
Hugs, Lisa G


Creations by Shirl said...

Congrats Lisa - well deserved... you will make a great D/T... love your card too... You go girl!
Big hugs to you....

Danni said...

Congrats!!!! Yay!! so happy for you!! Yay!!!
Love your card, so sweet!

Jas said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Can't wait to see your creations!

Amy said...

HUGE congratulations Lisa, I know how much you love TGF and I am SO happy to see you joining the Farm... you're a perfect fit! :)
And this super cute card is proof of that fact... love everything about it my friend!

RiNNE said...

Congrats, Lisa! You deserve it, girl!! Can't wait to see what you create! :)

Love the card!

Leanne said...

hahaha!! I knew it!! And I am so happy for you Lisa!!!! You will definitely fit right in to the team & the Farm. Your passion & love for all things TGF is apparent. Just look at your blog. If I didn't know it was yours I would swear it was TGF. hehehe.. Congratulations my friend and I can't wait to see more fabulous posts from you and the new team.
This card is fabulous, you did an awesome job casing Rachel. I know hwo you feel about having to choose, she's amazing! But you pulled it off beautifully!
Well hope you get some sleep, with all the excitement you might be a zombie come Monday. hahaha!
Lilo ;)

Chrissy said...

I'm so thrilled for you sweetie...I know how much you loved being a guest before, and I felt how sad you were when your term came to an end....but...I knew they would not let you go for long. A huge congratulations.You will be an amazing asset to TGF..they are so lucky to have you.


Emma said...

Ooooh That is Fantastic news Lisa, I am SOOOOO happy for you Chickie! You will have a ball being a part of the TGF team! And I can't wait to see all your new TGF creations!

As for your latest ones, they are just Gorgeous!

Denice said...

Congrats Lisa! When you said you had good news on yesterday's post, I was hoping it would be that you're on the Challenge DT....and you are! Eeeeeeee!

I can feel the good're going to have an awesome couple of months ahead of you! Enjoy your TGF time my friend!

Emily Martina said...

Congrats Lisa! You must be so excited!! I can't wait to see all of your creations :)

mousekemom said...

Love it...I don't think I have ever seen such an exact CASE, but you do Rachel proud!

♥Rach♥ said...

TOTALLY love your take Lisa!!! This came out adorable, even the color scheme is kind of the same, you totally rock!

Congrats again, I'm so thrilled for you I just jumped up and down when I saw your name this morning :0)

Amanda R said...

Congrats congrats congrats! You so deserve this and they are so lucky to have you! You will make a great addition to the team and I get to brag my friend is a "Farm Girl"! Oh, your nephews card is one of the cutest I have ever seen. Your coloring is just amazing on this one!

~*Joni said...

LISA! What a cutie, Oliver is still one of my top faves along with everything else at TGF. lol! This CASE-d card is absolutely adorable - the easel works perfectly for this little fella and great color scheme. Happy Birthday to your great nephew! Here's to the next 6 months together at the Farm! EEEK!

margie c said...

Woo hoo, congrats to you too, Lisa! So happy that you decided to join and play along with us for the next 6 months!
Your card is over the top sweet!
hugs, margie xo

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Congrats Lisa!! That's wonderful, I'm so happy for you!! Can't wait to see what fabulous creations you'll be making!! I've always loved you TGF projects!! :)