Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm's October BLOG HOP!

Let's go to the hop! Woot!

It’s the 15th, and that means RELEASE DAY for the new October stamp sets! And guess what? 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 October 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week!

I chose to use "Honor Students and Magic Class" for my blog hop card. They are so Harry Potter, right? 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!    CAROL (Hey, that's me!)           JESSIE     THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Love it! Preview from The Greeting Farm!

Hi there!

It's preview time again! Today I want to show you a cute tulle card that I made using the new stamp and die set called "LOVE IT". I love how she's winking, omg! I cut out a scalloped windows on the front of my card and layered tulle in the middle of the layers. I added some pink enamel hearts to the center and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto the inside of the card so that you could see it through the window. I paper pieced her dress, colored her with Copics and there's my card!
This set will be available on October 15, 2017 at

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate the support!

Have a great day!

Carol Maitoza

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sneak Peek from The Greeting Farm! "Honor Students"

Welcome to my blog, Greeting Farm Fanatics!!!!

Today I want to share with you a sneak peek of a stamp set called Honor Students! It's a great back to school set of stamps with school themed icons, sentiments and four characters. If you have kids or grandkids...or have ever seen a kid (LOL) you might want to pick this set up to add to your hoard! It also comes with a coordinating metal cutting die, very convenient! 

This set is going to be available on October 15, 2017 at:

Mark your calendars!

Below is a card that I made with this set. My card is very layered and dimensional, and the girl character is on one of those fun springs that make your cards wiggle. Um...what are those called? I don't know, but you know what I mean! I'll have a video loaded on You Tube so that you can see it in action. OH! Action Wobbles! That's what they're called! Anyhooooo.....the link to my channel is:

A video about this card will be loaded today, check it out so that you can see all of the action and layers yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!

Carol Maitoza

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Greeting Farm ~sneakie peekie~ BEST FRIENDS!

Hello everyone!

I'm so happy that you stopped by my blog today! I have a preview for you of a stamp and die that you can pick up at on October 15th. I'm super excited about this one, she's SO adorable! The set is called "Best Friends" and I have a feeling that you're going to like her too!

Today I made a card using her on top of a washi tape background. I thought it turned out pretty cute and boy are these washi cards simple and fast to make! That's always nice, right? Plus you get to use up your washi stash and choose the exact colors in the background that you want, if you have a crazy washi collection. I do. I colored her up first with my Copic markers and then just added washi to the background to match her outfit.

I hope you like her! Stay tuned, I'll have previews over the next few days PLUS the blog hop is coming too! Visit again!

~Carol Maitoza

Little Llama by Pretty Cute Stamps!

Hello everyone!

If you follow me on any social media lately, you could probably safely call me llama obsessed. I'm not sure WHAT my deal is lately but I can't get enough llamas. On my quest to find a particular llama stamp set on etsy, I found another one that I liked even MORE. Gotta love it when that happens, am I right?

The shop is called Pretty Cute Stamps, and you really need to check it out. The shop is filled with original stamps that will make you squeal with delight! 

I'm showing you just a couple cards that I've made with this set so far. You'll be seeing more, trust me. Did I mention that I'm obsessed? Also, on the right you'll see the entire stamp set. The sentiments kill me!

Down below this photo you'll find a link to my You Tube video, if you're interested.

Have a great day!
~~Carol Maitoza~~

Friday, October 6, 2017

LawnFawnatics challenge!

Here's a card that I made today for a challenge over at!

I think I'll try to participate a few more times, stay tuned for more posts!

Carol  =)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Carol is letting it snow in her craft room today...

Hi Guys!

Guess what? They're baaaaack! Do you remember this polar bear and penguin set from last holiday season? It's in the shop and if you missed it last year, grab it! It's called "Let it snow" and has those cute little penguins, polar bear, hats, scarves and sentiments. Of course you need those coordinating dies so remember to add those to your cart as well! The sparkle and shine words are die cuts from GF dies but to be honest, I'm not sure if those are still in the shop or not. But the stamp set, honestly...GET IT!!!

Have a happy, crafty day!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Greeting Farm's Monthly Challenge! MONOCHROMATIC!!!!!

 Are you ready for the monthly Greeting Farm challenge? This month's challenge is a MONOCHROMATIC CHALLENGE! Show us your take on a monochromatic card!  Enter up to twice in OCTOBER and 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 get busy and use those Greeting Farm images!

Here's my card....I used one of my all time favorites, Madden.
 I colored her up with a range of Copic markers in the W family, then added a film strip shaker element to her side and filled it with clear, silver and grey sequins. 

Thank you for stopping by!
Carol Maitoza

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Happy Stamptember!!!!

When I heard that The Greeting Farm was going to be collabing with Simon Says Stamp, I literally squealed and jumped at the opportunity to participate! The Greeting Farm designed this fabulous exclusive stamp set called "Pumpkin Spice It Up"~~ isn't it cute? There are two characters on the set, plus sentiments, coffee cups (or cocoa or tea, whatever you want to imagine is in them?) pumpkins, leaves...OH there are little faces to add to your cups and such. It's SO adorbs! This set is available on September 22nd at:

ONLY while supplies last! Make sure that you pick your set up while you can!!!!

I made this shaker window card using as many of the stamps from the set as I could. OH and there will be a matching die set to go along with it as well!

That's it for me! Make sure you pick up your exclusive Greeting Farm stamp from Simon Says stamp right away!

Have a great one!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A layout share using Freckled Fawn goodies!


Today I'm just sharing a scrapbook layout with you that I made last week. If you'd like to check out the video, you can click here:

I used my new MAMBI marble paper pad as the base and for that black and white striped layered piece beneath the photos. For the layout I used a variety of Freckled Fawn products that I bought recently. I purchased the black and white embellishment kit and you'll see those products throughout the entire layout, as well as some Crate Paper chipboard stickers and some enamel dots.

Cookie thinks she's just the shit, doesn't she???!!!  ^^^^^

If you need some Freckled Fawn goodies, just click this link!

Thank you!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Greeting Farm's SEPTEMBER blog hop!

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

 To celebrate, we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky participant will win these sets for their very own! ALL OF THEM! 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 September 20th at 12pm CST to leave your comments. We will announce the random winner later in the week!

The set that I used to make my HOP card is called Holiday Wishes. I'm dying over this one. I kid you not, I had so much fun! This sweet little penguin is ADORABLE!!! Be sure to check out this stamp set and see all of the other little goodies the set comes with, like the snowflakes, presents and the sentiment too. You need this one for the holidays. No really. Just accept that it's going in your cart. lol 

Our wonderful design team!!!! Happy hoppingeveryone!  BRIANNA    CAROL (Hey, that's me!)           JESSIE     THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Greeting Farm's Holiday Wishes (penguin set)

You guys!!!!! This holiday release has made me so happy but I'm squealing with delight to show you this particular set called Holiday Wishes. This one is my absolute FAVORITE!!!!! This set makes me so giddy!!! 

I used this set for the blog hop on Friday as well because I just love him that much! This stamp and coordinating die set is going to get a LOT of attention my craft room!

Remember, our releases are always on the 15th, and there's always a blog hop on the 15th as well. It's pretty much like clock work so be sure that you mark your calendars!

Have a great day and if you pick this one up, let me know in the comments section below!

~~Carol Maitoza~~

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Merry & Bright ~PREVIEW for The Greeting Farm!!!

Christmas is right around the corner, Greeting Farm fans! Today we are previewing a stamp and die set called "Merry and Bright"...and isn't it?! The set has the cutest little sprigs of trees, little birds, deer, presents and sentiments and more! You just need to check it out yourself. And you can....on September 15th at:

Pick up the stamp set and coordinating die! You'll thank me.  Now scroll down to see three cards that I made with the "Merry and Bright" set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Carol Maitoza

Monday, September 11, 2017

Oh What Fun we're having at The Greeting Farm!!!!!

Are you ready for another Christmas Greeting Farm preview? I AM! Are you a fox fan? I AM TOO! You're going to love this new foxy set called "Oh What Fun", which is filled with foxes in sweaters, hat and antler add ons, Christmas lights, a little Charlie Brown tree with additional ornaments...sentiments...a matching die. What more could you ask for, really?

Dying for it? It will be available on September 15, 2017, just click the link that I've provided for you above.  =)

I made two cards with this set, and I also made a little gift envelope all of the way on the bottom down there if you scroll a tiny bit. Those little envelopes are a cute way to send a gift card, a little note or something extra in your December Daily album if you do those. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Carol Maitoza

Sunday, September 10, 2017

TGF ~Peace on Earth~ Preview Time!

Who is ready for a holiday preview!? Raise your hands! Let's see them! 
Our first preview for the week, and there will be FOUR this month, by the way, is for a set called Peace on Earth. 
Peace on Earth will be available on September 15, 2017 at:

This set does come with a coordinating metal cutting die set. This set is soft, understated, comes with sentiments and a some small little accessories.

I chose to make a card with this set, as well as a set of gift tags. I hope that you like everything, and add this set to your list of must have stamps for the holidays.

See you tomorrow for another preview!

Carol Maitoza

Altered letters and some 12x12 scrapbook layouts!


Just a few random projects, all things that I was working on this week.

To start out I had purchased some plain white wooden letters from Michael's. I spray painted them red and navy blue, then used Mod Podge to adhere some super hero paper (Recollections Comic Heroes) to the front to make some fun wall decorations for one of my children's rooms. 

Also I did some scrapbooking this week. This layout started with my documenting my son's first day of school. (Craftsmith Weekday collection) But then I started filling in the paper which looks like a calendar sheet with things he loves, his current and future job, hobbies, etc. It's very busy, filled with his favorite things and I LOVE it. 

This layout documents my cat's displeasure with my son chasing him and force cuddling. My son is very determined to cuddle those cats, against their will or not. I used some Doodle Bug paper and extras, a few different kinds of Thickers, a cat paper clip from Hobby Lobby, cat stickers that I ordered from China on ebay and some enamel shapes and stickers here and there. 

That's it for today!
Thanks for stopping by!
Carol  =)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

"Plane Amazing" & "Beepin' Awesome!"

Hello Greeting Farm fans!

Today I used the "Plane Amazing" set that was released in August. I'm so NOT over it. This set is so versatile and can be used in so many ways, it's ridiculous. If you didn't pick this one up yet, do yourself a favor and do it today. I provided a link up above. You're going to thank me. Don't forget to pick up the set of coordinating metal dies, they'll make your life a lot easier! I had planned on making some DT projects one morning and broke out this set and literally played with them ALL MORNING LONG. lol They are so fun! I like to paper piece things so I paper pieced the clouds, the air plane, I added the heart stamp to one of the clouds. The possibilities are endless and it's so easy to make this set feminine or masculine! Give it a try! 

I also decided to add a card to this post from the "Beepin' Awesome" stamp set from August as well. Just imagine all the scenes you can build between these two stamp sets alone! Mind. Blown. 

Leave me a comment and let me know how you'd use these sets!
Until next time,
Carol Maitoza 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Greeting Farm's monthly challenge ~ SKETCH CHALLENGE!

 Are you ready for the monthly Greeting Farm challenge? This month's challenge is a SKETCH CHALLENGE! Show us your take on the sketch!  Enter up to twice in September and 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 get busy and use that sketch that Jess provided for us!

Here's my card! I used one of the boy characters from the super cute SUNNY collection!

Have a great one!
Carol Maitoza

Monday, August 28, 2017

Recent layouts....mostly using American Crafts Shimelle Starshine...


I am currently obsessing over the collection by American Crafts, Shimelle's Starshine. LOVE! I am currently doing a series on my You Tube channel where I document everything that I make using the entire stack. Feel free to follow along if you want!

The photos in the layouts were all taken on one beach day....gotta love my beach boys!

If you have any questions, just let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Carol Maitoza

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

30 Days of Diemond Dies continues!


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, 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

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Some layouts that I made from last Christmas....


I have a folder where I keep my projects that I want to share on Pinterest and my blog. I don't keep up on these things as much as I should so they really build up. Hence the Christmas layouts in August.

This first one is a layout that I made of Andrew sipping some cocoa when we went to see the holiday lights. I know there is some Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa in there, and those polar bears are MFT stamps. Other than things from my stash. A lot of Snow and Cocoah though, for sure.

This layout was a bit of a stash dive.....a deep deep dive. The paper....gosh I don't even recall. It was given to me a few years ago by a crafty friend. The silver stars are glitter paper from Michael's. I cut the shapes with a Heidi Swapp star die from a couple years ago. I do spy some Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa chipboard shapes, and then some just random stickers and things from my stash.

This paper is called Weekend and I think it's by Craftsmith. I love it. LOVE IT. This sheet was already set up with some grid areas to write in, days of the week and boxes for photos. This layout was all about me, so I just filled in some silly selfie photos, then everything that I love. Coffee, macaroons, being home, crafting....there are resin pieces, thickers, puffy stickers, stamps, die cuts and clips. I love this layout. Maybe because it's about ME and everything I like? lol Oh and it's my favorite color even. Yep!

Also...I'm a brand ambassador for Freckled Fawn! If you need some goodies from them, please just click the link *below the blue square* and it will really help me out. Thanks!!!
Carol Maitoza

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Surprise! Halloween stamps have arrived at The Greeting Farm!

 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 you know there's a coordinating die set! Check it out today!

Have a scary day!