Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today is the DAY! The FIRST day of 2010, RELEASE DAY at The Greeting Farm, and the GRAND OPENING of the CLUB ANYA & FRIENDS CHALLENGE BLOG!

To kick off our celebration, ALL NEW RELEASES are available at 9AM CST on the TGF site. Also, we are hosting an ENTIRE DAY of CHALLENGES on the CLUB ANYA & FRIENDS Blog...beginning at 9AM CST so be sure to come over and party with us! The TGF DT and Team Anya have joined forces for this release and EACH member has a SPECIAL CHALLENGE for you today so head on over, check out our new 'digs', grab a badge, or two....and CELEBRATE the NEW YEAR with The GREETING FARM!

Well this is my first post of the New Year and my last card of 2009. For today's card I altered two stamps that was released today. I put Miss Gigi's head on Stella's body and wiped away the envelope and changed up the sleeves. Miss Gigi is colored up with copics and I used an array of papers like the purple from Recollections, the black and white glitter polka dot from doodlebug, I think the white with silver circles is from Making Memories, and then solid PTI cardstock. I can't remember where the glittery silver paper for the flower came from. I used stardust stickles on the shirt and flower on the headband. I also outlined 2010 using a gelly roll stardust pen. I decided to go glitzy with sparkles here and there and the use of purple for a little more regal feel. I also used sketch #12 from the 12 Days of Christmas challenge at the Farm.

In addition, the TGF Blog is hosting our 12th and FINAL Sketch Challenge of our "12 DAYS OF SKETCHES" so be sure to head on over, check out the sketch, and see who won last week's FFF challenge, too! Also, be sure to WELCOME our THREE NEW FARMERS as they officially start their term TODAY! Our 12 Days of Sketches challenge has been a HUGE SUCCESS and we thank you all for your participation! Remember, you have until SUNDAY, 1/3/10 at 8PM CST to complete all 12 and be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE. ONE RANDOM WINNER who completes all 12 sketches will WIN the ENTIRE JANUARY RELEASE TODAY (not incl. the presale on the new Happy Day set).

Have a great time ringing in the NEW Year with our "IN WITH THE NEW at TGF" BASH going on NOW at the Club ANYA and FRIENDS BLOG! Remember, for today's hourly challenges, each challenge winner will receive a new Sprout of their choice, so be here to party with us! Live overseas? No problem! Challenges will be open through SUNDAY, 1/3/10 at 8pm CST. WINNERS will be announced on the TGF blog and CA blog on Monday, 1/4, along with the winner of the 12 days of Sketches contest.

In addition to each individual challenge, ANOTHER prize pack of the ENTIRE Jan. release will go to a random winner who completes ALL of the New Year's Challenges!

Thank you for making 2009 such a HUGE success for The Greeting Farm, and thanks for being here for the NEW YEAR, NEW RELEASE, NEW BLOG and TONS of NEW FUN to be had on the FARM in 2010!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Mary and a very Happy New Year to you.
Your card is beautiful. I love the image and your rich colour combination really sets it off. Fabulous.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Anonymous said...

so CUTE Mary! love her in purple and dark hair! Sounds like you really had fun creating her and it shows! adorable!
Pam Going Postal

Kim said...

Love the purple and black and your black hair is perfect, wish I picked up stuff that fast!

Stacy said...

You are so talented! This card rocks! It is very dramatic, I just want to stare at it! Happy New Year!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so much cuteness!!!!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

awww she is sooo cute, and I love the colors you used on her!!! Love your flower die cut and your coloring!!!

Happy New Year!!

Jessica Diedrich said...

LOVE this card! I am so excited to have you on board with TGF as one of our newest farmers, oh talented one! You are SO sweet and bring so much fun to our little Farm...HAPPY NEW YEAR and thanks for a FAB release!!!

karen said...

very cute! I love these images! and still in awe of your "hair coloring"! Happy new year and health and happiness to you and your family!

WickedPixie said...

Mary, your cards are always perfection to me!! I love the color combo in this. And, oooh, that sparkly blouse - I want one!! :-)Traci

Amy said...

This is gorgeous Mary, and you know I just love the altering! That background behind her is great and I love the sparkle!

I'm surprised you didn't get a flower on here! LOL!

Nicole said...

AW, Mary, this purple is wonderful! Your cards are so sweet!! I love this purple, a color I don't use often enough!

Randi said...

GORGEOUS card Mary!! You know how much I love this purple!! Fantastic layout and the 2010 is perfect! Hope you had a wonderful New Year's and I am so looking forward to our TGF year together!!! Hugs! ~R

Catherine said...

Love the purple and you're becoming quite the black hair whiz!
Happy New Year!

Denise said...

Very pretty card! Love the adorable image, you colored her so well.

kadie said...

Stunning!! Fabulous challenge and gorgeous execution!