Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An All-Boy Preview and CALLING ALL KIDS!...

Hey everyone!

I am SO excited about today's post-it's a doozy, but there is a VERY special contest at the end that I'm so excited to announce so stick with me!

Today it's time for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge and she has another FAB sketch for us this week:

Love it?  Wanna play along with us?   FANTASTIC!  Just upload your card or creation to your blog or gallery and make sure to head over to Mercy's blog where Mr. Linky is waiting for you!  And don't forget to check out the rest of the Muse's and their AWESOME take on this fun sketch, including our AMAZING November Guest Muse, the sweet Silke Ledlow!  Stop by and leave some love for:
 It's also time for another Challenge at DieCutsRUs and we're using the fabu "Boyfriend" line of DP from Cosmo Cricket to create a "Boy/Masculine" themed project.   These are always challenging for me because of my love for everything blingy and flowery!   But, I hope I did ok ;)  Stop by the DCRU Blog to enter your creation as it's sure to be true that the men and boys in our lives need a little TLC, too!  And, be sure to stop by the DCRU DT gals, too to see their awesome takes using that sweet Boyfriend DP:

What's even BETTER?  It's time for sneak peeks at The Greeting Farm!  Most of you who've visited are aware of the MUCH-anticipated Twinkle Tot line that we've been sorta sneakin' around my and Marie's blog for a few months now...with the addition of Ava and Max that were revealed last week, we have FIVE NEW TWINKLE TOTS that are being released THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st!  Woohoo!  These little stamps are SO cute, you're gonna need them...ALL of 'em!  Wait until you SEE what the TGF DT has for you today!  OH MY WORD can you say AMAZINGLY, RIDICULOUSLY CUTE???  Be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's blog and also visit our FABULOUS TGF DT:
What's more?   We have a SUPER EXCITING ANNOUCEMENT TO MAKE TODAY:  Please welcome (back :) KIM NATH as our newest FARMER at The Greeting Farm!

Kim has been WOWING us from the beginning with her creations and we are SUPER psyched to officially have her back beginning with our November release!  CONGRATS KIM!!!

These girls are so talented they will knock your socks off!   So, want to know the BEST part about this Twinkle Tots release?  Wait til you read THIS:
We have not one...but THREE contests BEGINNING TODAY in the TGF Galleria!

***CALLING ALL KIDS:  "THIS TOT'S GOT....*** contest!!!

We are SO excited to announce THREE contests, beginning RIGHT NOW for the wee ones!  ONE RANDOM winner will be selected on Sunday, November 1st (release day!) for EACH CATEGORY to WIN THEIR CHOICE of one of the new Twinkle Tots!
Here's how to enter:
Here are the THREE categories for the "This Tot's Got..." contest:

"This Tot's Got...BLING":  Kids (ages 0-13) are to create a card or project using bling :)

"This Tot's Got...COLOR":
Kids (ages 0-13) are to color their little hearts out using crayons, markers, pencils, paint, copics?  (gah!)  Just COLOR it up!

"This Tot's Got: A STORY": Kids (ages 0-17) are to create card or project based on their FAVORITE CHILDREN's BOOK.


*Create a card or project, based on the THEME and AGE GROUP above.

*Kids will have until Sunday, November 1st, at NOON CST to enter the above three contests.

*PROJECTS MUST use TGF stamps. 

*Please upload your projects to:  TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>This Tot's Got> one of the 3 categories listed above.

Remember, the winners for these contests will be selected at RANDOM.  Can't WAIT WAIT WAIT to see the submissions!  If you don't have kids of your own, grab a niece, nephew, or neighbor!  ALL can enter to WIN their CHOICE of ONE new Twinkle Tot!

Winners will be announced on Sunday November 1st during our release party/VSN!  Dont' forget to join us on Sunday, 11/1 from 7PMCST to 9PM CST for some fun, prizes, and chatter with the DT and all of our wonderful friends of  the FARM!

Thanks for stickin' with me, guys!  See ya tomorrow....I double dare ya to come back ;)


Lynda Nielsen said...

awww, look at Max, he's so CUTE!!! I just want to pinch his little cheeks! Fabulous card Jess... I'm in Love! LOL
Big Hugs

Pam Varnell said...

You did amazing job on this "guy" card even if it doesn't have flowers. LOL. I'm loving this new line of stamps. Gotta have em all!!!!Hugs.

Unknown said...

OMG, jessica...he is super cute! i also love those papers, kiddo! i am so excited about these gorgeous twinkle tots...whoohoo!

thanks for another wonderful sketch sample this week!


Lori said...

What a super cute card! He's adorable and you colored him perfectly. Great job. I think I need to get some TGF stamps so I can participate in the contest...well, maybe future contests! :)

Kelly Booth said...

Hi Jess...He is such a cutie and I Lurve your card!!
Can't wait to get me some of those tots!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh look how cute Max is, awesome job coloring him. You rocked the sketch.

Sheri Gilson said...

Super adorable card Jess!! I just love Max and picked him up this weekend!! :D

kadie said...

That's a whole lot of FUN going on for one post! Wow!
I love this Max card, Jess!! I can't wait to see the other 4! Yipee!
I think we were totally on the same wave length with our Max cards b/c we both used the Boyfriend paper! Awesome, Dude!

Tammy said...

Oh so cute Jessica!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Max is so darn cute. If the rest of the Twinkle crew are as cute I want them ALL! Looks like I'm going to be spending some money come Sunday.


Unknown said...

I LOVE your card Jessica! That cute little boy is going right on my shopping list. Your take on Mercy's fabulous sketch is awesome with those colours.
Hugs Viv xx

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW - this is cute!!! Awesome boy image...your coloring looks perfect!!! Fabo take on the Sketch - Jessica!!! Hugs ~S~

Lisa H. said...

ack! this is too cute. I swear this could be one of my little video junkies, lol! cute colors, coloring and of course a fabulous sketch. NICE work, girlie!

Elena said...

Wow! New stamps are so AWESOME! I love this boy especially!!!
And the challenges are so fantastic! Sergei is already told me that he will participate in them! Thank you so much for everything you do for all TGF FANS!

Sparkplug17 said...

I'm so excited for this release! Such a darling card!

Randi said...

I'm so excited for the new Twinkles!! I cannot wait to get my darling Ava image!!
As usual, your coloring blows me away Jess! Your Max card is beautiful!! I think it's so great to have an image with a little boy gamer! Can't wait to see the rest of them!

AJ said...

great contest for the tots...i have no GF stuff! ack!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Jessica this is way toooo cute!!!! Love the colors you picked for your card and your coloring!!!! Awesome job!!!


Denise Marzec said...

Dude!! I LOOOOVE your coloring...those cheeks are THE sweetest!

Lisa said...

Your card is so cute! These Twinkle Tots are so much fun! Love preview week!


Anonymous said...

So cute!! Love the dp you used just perfect for a boy card! great coloring too!