Saturday, August 19, 2017

Surprise! Halloween stamps have arrived at The Greeting Farm!



Surprise!
 The Greeting Farm has a special release for you for Halloween! It's full of ghouls and goblins so if you're a Halloween fan, you need to pick this cute set up right away! There are sentiments and extras...plus you know there's a coordinating die set! Check it out today!


Have a scary day!
LOL
~~Carol~




Monday, August 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm's August BLOG HOP!





It’s the 15th, and that means RELEASE DAY for the new August stamp sets!  We have been previewing the new sets over the past few days and now they are available to purchase at the shop! 


 To celebrate, we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will win these sets for their very own! Yay!

Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog,  then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know that you completed the hop. You have until August 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week!

Have fun!

Our wonderful design team!!!!





http://carolmaitoza.blogspot.com/   CAROL (You're already here!)




http://jessiebanks.com/           JESSIE




http://thegreetingfarm.com/     THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Freckled Fawn summer end clearance!!!!



Freckled Fawn is having a end of summer clearance sale! You don't want to miss this! Click on the link below and it will take you directly to the sale through my link! Some of these sale prices are 80% off of retail! It's crazy, check it out!





Thank you!
Carol

Saturday, August 12, 2017

30 Days of Diemond Dies!

Hello!

Welcome to 30 Days of Diemond Dies! For the month of August I will be participating in this fun promotion for Diemond Dies, and I do hope that you'll follow along with me and join in! There will be random drawings on the Diemond Dies Facebook book page, so be sure to comment on my projects if you have Facebook! 

If you'd like to pick up something at www.DiemondDies.com, you can use my coupon code to save yourself 20% off AND free world wide shipping off of orders over $20.00! My coupon code is: ddcm

For my project this week I decided to make an exploding box card since I'm enjoying the process of making them so much recently. I chose garden themed papers and then went to town cutting out the flowers, butterflies and gardening tools to add to the card. I really like how this card turned out, it's so fun, right?

Have a great day and enjoy 30 Days of Diemond Dies!
Carol Maitoza




Thursday, August 10, 2017

You are BEEPIN' AWESOME!




Hi!

I know, I'm always thrilled and excited but this new set called Beepin' Awesome is SO FUN! First of all, you can use each car on its own for a card if you wanted to do so, but you could also group them together, make a whole scene card, add them to a background. Literally the possibilities are endless! 


Be sure to check the Greeting Farm store on the 15th of August, that's when this amazing stamp set will be released. This set has sentiments, several types of cars plus little smoke puffs, a heart, an arrow...lots of fun things to play with. Definitely add it to your wish list....and then your shopping cart, let's be real!  

Happy Crafting!
Carol Maitoza




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PREVIEW DAY!!! YAAASSS! "Hey Cutie" by THE GREETING FARM!



It's preview day! EEEEEKKKK! I get SO EXCITED when it's preview week at The Greeting Farm! We get to finally reveal all of the cuteness that we've been working on for weeks and it makes me literally so happy!

Today I'm showcasing "Hey Cutie!" She comes with the girl character plus the sentiment that says, guess what? "Hey Cutie." Yep, you guessed it! This stamp set also has a coordinating die to cut out the girl character so you might want to throw that in your shopping cart as well. It cuts the image out with that perfectly tiny white border that we all love so much. 

You can check out The Greeting Farm blog to see inspiration from the whole team in one shot, if you'd like. 

TheGreetingFarm.com

Here's my card! I picked a bunch of fun papers that were bright and colorful for this cutie pie. I even made some rolled flowers from the coordinating papers. Be sure to pick this stamp and die up, it will be available on August 15th!

Have a crafty day!
Carol  =)
http://www.youtube.com/user/onehappycraftychick








Tuesday, August 8, 2017

You are just "PLANE AMAZING!"


HAS ANYONE EVERY TOLD YOU THAT GREETING FARM FANS ARE "PLANE AMAZING?"

A little play on words there....this month we have a new set to be released called "Plane Amazing" and you guessed it...there are planes. Oh but that's not all. There are a variety of planes, a helicopter, hearts, little trails to go behind the planes, sentiments and clouds. This is a perfect set for scene building. Seriously. 

I had so much fun making the card below that I made two. They are nearly identical but honestly, the joy took over and before I was done making cards this morning I had made three and I still have more ideas. As always, our releases are on the 15th of the month. You'll see sneak peeks on The Greeting Farm's blog and on each of the Design Team's blogs as well. Mark your calendars for August 15th, you're for sure going to want to add this one to your stamp stash!




Thanks for stopping by!!!

Carol

Thursday, August 3, 2017

"Our Song" ~ a beach card using TGF's musical cutie pie....



Hi there!

Today I am showcasing the "Our Song" stamp set from The Greeting Farm. Since it's August and summer is still in full swing, I wanted to create a cute little beach scene to keep those summer vibes coming. I put that sweet girl onto a beach with palm trees and waves and added a sparkly 'aloha' sentiment. She fits right in, doesn't she? I added Wink of Stella to different elements on the card to add sparkle. You can never have too much sparkle, in my opinion.

Remember, the monthly challenge from The Greeting Farm this month is to build a scene. This card is another example of how you could accomplish that. Please play along with the challenge, you could possibly win a gift card to the store!!! Before I was on the design team I won it once and let me tell you, it's a lot of fun to go shopping at The Greeting Farm!

TheGreetingFarm.com

Here's my card!

Until next time!
~~Carol Maitoza
http://www.youtube.com/user/onehappycraftychick


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

30 Days of Diemond Dies!

Hello!

Welcome to 30 Days of Diemond Dies! For the month of August I will be participating in this fun promotion for Diemond Dies, and I do hope that you'll follow along with me and join in! There will be random drawings on the Diemond Dies Facebook book page, so be sure to comment on my projects if you have Facebook! 

If you'd like to pick up something at www.DiemondDies.com, you can use my coupon code to save yourself 20% off AND free world wide shipping off of orders over $20.00! My coupon code is: ddcm

I chose to make a scrapbook layout as my first project. I received gardening themed dies in my package from Diemond Dies, so I thought it would be perfect to scrapbook some photos that I had taken in my garden recently. I used the gardening tools, the watering can and butterfly dies for this layout. There will be close ups below so that you can see the details. 

Have a great day and enjoy 30 Days of Diemond Dies!
Carol Maitoza







Monday, July 31, 2017

The Greeting Farm's AUGUST challenge ~ Create a scene!


Hello!

 Are you ready for the monthly Greeting Farm challenge? This month's challenge is to CREATE A SCENE! Show us your scenes, ladies and gentlemen! Enter up to twice in August,  you might win a gift card to use at The Greeting Farm! A GF image must be the main focus of your project but other than that, let's create a scene! 

I used Lydia, who is a digital image for my scene card.
Isn't she the cutest?


Enter on the blog at:

TheGreetingFarm.com

I made a bonus card! This one features some older stamps, Surfer Ian and Surfer Anya. I LOVED making this card!!! I have shark fin on rollers so that it swims across the card after Ian...who also is on rollers. In person this card is so active, it cracks me up! I added stickles and glossy accents...I'm telling you this card was literally a joy to make. I hope that you like it!



Let's get crafty!!!

~~~Carol~~~

Monday, July 24, 2017

Lawn Fawn "So Smooth" card =)


Hello!

I wanted to share a card that I made today for a challenge on the LawnFawnatics blog. This challenge was a color challenge and I thought that it was perfect for this smoothie stamp set called "So Smooth" that I picked up from Lawn Fawn not too long ago. The colors are all bright and fun, I popped up some of the images for more dimension and added Glossy Accents to make everything look wet and shiny. I love how this one turned out!

Have a great day!
Carol
http://www.youtube.com/user/OneHappyCraftyChick



Friday, July 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm's July BLOG HOP!



Welcome to my blog!




It’s the 15th, and that means RELEASE DAY for the new July stamp sets! And guess what? We have FOUR releases this month, so it's extra fun! We have been previewing the new sets over the past few days and now they are available to purchase at the shop! 


 To celebrate, we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will win these sets for their very own! Yay!

Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog,  then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know that you completed the hop. You have until July 19th at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week!

I chose to use "Hang Out Ian" for my blog hop card.  He's just so dang cute, isn't he? He comes with two sentiments, both shown on the card above,  a hamburger and a hot dog. There's also a coordinating die to cut out Ian as well. You just might want to pick that up too!




Our wonderful design team!!!! Happy hopping, everyone!





http://carolmaitoza.blogspot.com/    CAROL (Hey, that's me!)




http://jessiebanks.com/           JESSIE




http://thegreetingfarm.com/     THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Preview Day ~ The Greeting Farm~ You're Spectacular!!!


Hi there!

Preview days continue for The Greeting Farm with this cute set called "You're Spectacular"...and she is, isn't she? This Anya set comes with a main image of Anya, some sentiments and several pairs of glasses that you can either stamp right onto her face, or cut out and just add to your project. There is a die available to cut out Anya as well, you might as well add that to your shopping cart while you're at it! This set is available on the 15th of July, 2017.



Today I made a card and a small treat box. I used the sentiment, the main Anya image and the glasses for the card. For the treat box I opted to just use a sentiment and some of the glasses. Mix it up, am I right?

Have a great day!

~~Carol





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Preview Day! The Greeting Farm's new release, "UP"!


Hiya!

It's another preview day for The Greeting Farm! Are you ready? Today I'm showing you two projects that I made using the new set called "Up"!  This set has a variety of shaped hot air balloons, clouds and sentiments plus there's a very convenient metal die set that coordinates. I made a card and a layout to show you that you can use stamps in a variety of ways. Don't limit yourself!

"UP" will be available on July 15, 2017 at:


so be sure to mark your calendars!


Have a great day, everyone!

~~Carol Maitoza~~



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Preview of "Hang Out Ian"!!! He's so cute!






Hello!

I love preview days, don't you??? Today I want to show you a new stamp set from The Greeting Farm. I made a star shaped triple easel card featuring "Hang Out Ian" and I have to say, I'm in love! How adorable is he??? I'm squealing! This stamp set will be available on the 15th of July and comes with the main Ian image, a hamburger, a hot dog and some sentiments. And yes, there's a coordinating die for sale too! Mark your calendars so you can pick him up to add to your Greeting Farm collection!


Happy crafting!
~~Carol~~






Monday, July 10, 2017

The Greeting Farm ~ Preview of "Our Song"!!






Hello Greeting Farm fans!

Are you ready for another preview? This month we have four sets that are being released, so make sure you keep stopping by to check and see what's new! 

Remember, these sets will be available at thegreetingfarm.com on the 15th of July! Also on that same day, you can participate in the blog hop and have a chance to win the WHOLE RELEASE! Your chances are SUPER good, please play along!

I used one of the characters from "Our Song" to create this fun gift bag, but there are two main images in the set. There are also a variety of music notes, some cute birds and a heart, plus sentiments. You know how I love plugging the die sets and you guessed it, there's absolutely a die set to go along with this set. I'm excited because those little music notes and such would be hard to fussy cut, so the die is the perfect solution!

See you tomorrow!
~Carol

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Text Me Anya gets super girlie and digi Halle shows up in my PL!




Hello everyone!!!

I'm very happy to be here on the blog today showcasing a few more projects that I made using stamps and dies from The Greeting Farm! I'm still not over it that I made the design team and that I actually get to work with all of the new releases every single month! It was completely a crafty goal of mine and I am still pinching myself!

TheGreetingFarm.com

Today I want to share two projects with you. The first one is a card that I made using the release from June called Text Me Anya. I didn't happen to include the phone on this project (LOL) so she's not actually texting anyone but the phone is a separate stamp so you can choose to add it or not. I like versatility in a stamp set, don't you? I put that cutie pie up onto floral paper layered with a gold glittered overlay that I die cut, added ribbon and floral die cuts...a little stickles....a little glitter pen and called it good. I enjoy a good sparkle. I paper pieced her shirt and shorts, I'm super into that lately.



This next card is actually an insert for a PL pocket. I used the digital image called Halle. You KNOW how much I love a digi image, am I right? The benefits are numerous! I printed her, colored her up and placed her on a little polaroid with watermelons on the bottom. I'm wondering if any of you would have noticed without my mentioning it that I colored her outfit in layers of color like the watermelons? I placed the polaroid on top of some fun watermelon print paper and then white card stock. I have some pocket pages that will fit this card perfectly, and I can't wait to use it!


Any questions? Just let me know!
Take care, everyone and I hope you're enjoying your summer!
~~Carol Maitoza

I'm a Freckled Fawn brand ambassador!


Friday, June 30, 2017

The Greeting Farm's July challenge! Shaker cards!

Hello!
 Are you ready for the monthly Greeting Farm challenge? This month's theme is SHAKER CARDS! Show us your shaker cards, ladies and gentlemen! Enter up to twice in July. You might win a gift card to use at The Greeting Farm! A GF image must be the main focus of your project but other than that, let's shake it up! 
I used Go Time for my shaker card. I have a GIF attached to this blog post that shows me flipping the card back and forth but I'm not 100% sure if it's going to load correctly. Let's cross our fingers. lol

Enter on the blog at:


Take care!
Carol

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A shaker PL spread!


Hi!

Today I want to share with you a layout that I made when my teenage son got his fast food job. It's not the fire fighter job that he dreams of when he's out of college but this is going to help him pay for his car expenses and teach him more responsibility and....anyway...I had to document it because I document every thing.

There are photos in the pockets, obviously, which I added stickers to...mostly phrase stickers and alphas. In the first photo the card on the top left, that was just a PL card that I added some fast food stickers to that I never thought I'd use. Same with the other cards on the bottom right. 




Here is a close up of the shaker pocket, which I LOVE!!! I found the resin french fry pieces on ebay. Then I added yellow sequins to signify mustard, and those little tiny red gem stones to signify ketchup.


Just a close up.....


This is the opposite side of the layout where I was documenting a day that I spent with him. You can still see the shaker, obviously, and although the theme is different, it still looks fun from the other side as well. I die cut the card on the top right, it was from a brochure from where we went. I simply cut it down to fit the pocket perfectly with a Project Life die.


Let me know if you have any questions!
~~Carol