Friday, October 21, 2011

The Twinery + The Greeting Farm Blog Hop

Welcome to today's blog hop with two fantastic companies, The Twinery and The Greeting Farm! If you came from Jessica Diedrich's blog, you are on the right track. If you would like to start from the beginning, head over to The Twinery Blog for a full list of participants. We're excited to bring you loads of inspiration featuring The Greeting Farm's fresh stamps fused with The Twinery's baker's twine the world has come to love!

The Greeting Farm first sprouted into the stamping world in 2008 as a small dream and has cultivated into something wonderful because of wonderful customers like you! With three years of farm-fresh images under their belt, TGF is going strong and love brings you fun-loving, animated characters, including the best-selling "Anya" line. The Greeting Farm brings you cute, charismatic images that are loads of fun to color! There is truly something for everyone on the Farm and we are so glad to be teaming up with the Twinery today!

The Twinery's baker's twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, this top quality baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! The Twinery twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! It has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

For this hop, The Greeting Farm sent me Blush Babette to work with. For days, I thought about colouring her but then it dawned on me that I didn't have to colour her if I inked her like I did here. I wanted both the image and twine to stand out equally and I think I found the right balance. This is the first time I've ever worked with a stamp from The Greeting Farm and the quality is amazing. You can see in the close up photos how clear the tiniest lines pick up and transfer ink.

Blush Babette has a bow detail on the waist of her dress so I chose to highlight that with a gem and my knotted twine loops (technique shown HERE). This is also the first time I've ever stamped a sentiment on vellum and I quite like how it turned out. After all, I didn't want a solid strip of paper hiding the lovely girls. Since this card has bling, I'm going to link it up to the Hope You Can Cling To Bling the Cling Challenge and put it in my pile of cards to mail to the MD Anderson Cancer Center. :)

Thank you so much for hopping with The Twinery and The Greeting Farm! You have until Sunday, October 23rd 11:59 CST to comment on all the blogs for your chance to win one of two fabulous prizes:

The Greeting Farm is giving away their entire November release early to one lucky winner - that is four stamps in all!

The Twinery is giving away one “COLORFUL BUNCH” sampler pack!

Now it's time to head on over to Lori Craig's blog!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured black cardstock; SU vellum cardstock; The Greeting Farm Blush Babette; SU Pink Passion, Tangerine Tango & Riding Hood Red inks; Staz-On Jet Black ink; SU Basic Rhinestones; The Twinery baker's twine in Pink Sorbet, Mandarin & Maraschino

120 comments:

Jen W. said...

You definitely found the perfect balance to showcase the stamps and the twine and the vellum strip is the perfect final touch!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Absolutely mega!! love the twine bows and the touch of vellum. thanks for the chance to win.

cappuccino and colour said...

way over the top adorable Emily!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Emily, I love how you left the image un-colored. Fabulous card!

Monika Wright said...

You always showcase The Twinery twine so well!

Lori said...

What a neat idea! I love how you stamped the image and didn't color them - the bows are super cute with that added touch of bling! TFS!

Miss Cooper said...

Beautiful card!

Viji Siddharth said...

Love it! Love you choosing not to color the images!

Cornelie said...

A wow card!

Jingle said...

I love this! The simplicity of your images is perfect!

Annette said...

LOVE your card... this is so awesome to see two of my favorite companies together on this blog hop... Don't you just love The Greeting Farm stamp Emily...
Thanks for sharing..

Eva said...

ah, so super cute! love the little twine bows on the dresses.

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Melissa said...

Oh I love how you did this card with just the 3 stamp ink colors. It totally works, and the added twine bows, it's darling!

mousekemom said...

Simply classy! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Supersweet!

Debc06 said...

wow she is just darling love the different colors you used. TFS
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Shari said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the vellum sentiment.

Chunyuan said...

love the simplicity of the stamped image and the twine knot is genius.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is SO cool! Awesome use of the stamp in the different outlined colors and the cute twine bows! Wow!

{VICKI} said...

love the little matching bows!

Cheryl Leong said...

Lovely! TFS!

Karla said...

wow!! beautiful card!!thanks for the chance to win

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Your card is awesome love how sweet she looks just inked.. and the twine matches perfectly..
thanks for sharing your talent
the scrapbooking queen

Miriam Prantner said...

So clean and simple and the twine is just the perfect little detail!

Daria said...

This card makes such a statement...I would never think to not color in the images...but I love the way this looks! Sweet bows, too.

Royce said...

the card looks fabulous . thanks for the giveaway

CraftyDee said...

Very clever Emily! I love the bright colours and the sentiment on vellum is the perfect touch!

k.oconnor1302 said...

I love this card...very unique...Love the vellum strip...

Carisa said...

omgosh, this is insane! i love how you stamped the image 3 times in diff colors to really make it pop and the matching twine.

Lisa said...

Love the way you did this Emily. It's so fresh and clean- beautiful! As always your twine embellishments really rock :)

Scrapacat said...

Adorable! What a great idea to stamp her in multiple colors. Love the little knots - really cute!
~ky
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Maria Therese said...

Woooooooooow how cool is this!!!

Kelly Booth said...

Soooooooo cute Emily....wish I could jump into your creative mind just for a half second!!! Love this!

Ivonne Marie said...

What a great idea using Vellum with stamp! Love the card and love this Hop!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Love Miss Blush Babette and her pretty twine bow with gem dresses. So very gorgeous!!
Have a great weekend!!

Julie Ranae said...

Em...this card is AdOrAbLe!!! Period ; )

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Super cute. The girls look great uncolored and I love the vellum strip with sentiment.

Mimi said...

Super sweet card! Love the technique and layout! TFS! ;)

Jenny V. said...

Oh my this is just too adorable. I love it!

Shazza said...

this is just brilliant, what a great idea to stamp the image in different colours and then add the twine x

Pauline said...

This is so fab Emily, I love that you have left the girls uncoloured, but stamped in different colours! Such a lovely effect, and the strip of vellum for the sentiment is perfect.

Stephanie said...

Such a cute card Emily! I love how you stamped each girl a different color & of course I love the twine accents you added :)

nurse cupcake said...

wow! it's simple yet so beautiful! thanks emily! ")

Kim said...

Great idea with showcasing the image and twine. Love this!

sharon g said...

I LOVE the simplicity...

Naomi said...

WOW! I LOVE this! So different and so graphic! It's not very often that you see a TGF image uncoloured and I LOVE how you stamped it in different colours! The twine embellishments are perfect, too!

Gia said...

I love this! What a neat effect. I must try this.

Heidi Brawley said...

omg your card is totally Adorable!
Hugs, Heidi

Tami Tran said...

Your card is so CUTE!!

Alice and Terry said...

Love the hop! Awesome cards.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute.

Rookie said...

Love the little party ress bows and gems - so cute. Very clever way to show off both the stamp and the twine :)

Lindsey said...

What an original and awesome way to use this image! Love the colours, the twine detail and the sentiment on vellum (Something I like to do, too)!

susie said...

Can you say "Creative"? Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

*Alison* said...

oh my heavens.. this is adorable.. I LOVE that you stamped them in colors and the twine bows.. you are so creative :) love it! hugs

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Totally adorable card! So creative!

KanataNewf said...

wow - great way to showcase the image with the matching twine!

Roxie said...

I love your card. What a cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

Creative Endings with Brook said...

WOW!! I am so inspired by your card. I love the simplicity of it and yet it's so chic and complex at the same time. GORGEOUS. I love how you used the twine on this card...... adorable and FULL of inspiration. Can't wait to see more!!

Hugs,
Brook

Myrna said...

precioso!!!

gracias por la oportunidad

Tifany said...

This is awesome, Emily! Great job!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

So glad you didn't color her in because I like her in outline like this! TGF stamps are really great quality, I have a few and I love that they stamp so crisply.

The Wolverina /// said...

Gosh that looks GORGEOUS! I love how you tied the twinery and added the bling! :)

Denice said...

Wow! What a great choice NOT to color the images! Love your card!

:Dx
Denice

Kim H said...

beautifully done card. I love the 3 different color outlines, with matching twine bow accents. wonderful dimension with the layering. thank you forsharing.

silvia said...
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silvia said...

Super cute!! LOVe it!!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

i heart the way you did the bow with the adorbs twine....TFS

Alisha said...

Great card love the bows very cute with the twine.
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Kathy Mc said...

Emily, your knotted twine loops are fabulous and the bling really pops on your Blush Babettes waistlines. Love the line color vs. coloring them in. Great choice using vellum for your sentiment ~ isn't that fun? Love your blog and enjoy stopping by.

suem66 said...

I love your card. Pretty

zehra said...

Love your card, the girl looks thrice fab, love how detailed she is.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--74 comments! You are amazing! And I LOOOOOOVE this card--LOVE the three different colors and the vellum and the twine--GORGEOUS:)

Kim Swenson said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

v said...

I love the you were not afraid to put no color in the lines;) Adorable Babette! Love the simple elegance!

~Vanessa W

Anita said...

I love the simplicity and colors.

Kim Y. said...

oh my goodness! This is so cute! Very creative!

Carmina said...

Cutest card ever! You definitely made the right choice by not coloring them in. Great job!

EmbossingQueen said...

I love what you have done with the image. It is so clean ans simple. I love the matching twine for each image.

Heather said...

Emily, such an adorable card. I love the fact that you have left the images uncoloured, an inspired creation :)

Grace said...

emily emily!
what a lovely modern card!
this makes me want to buy the blush stamps!!!
thanks for sharing =)
Cheers!
Grace
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tracey said...

Gorgeous Emily. I love how you haven't colored Babette. So simple yet elegant with the matching twine.

Thanh Vo said...

Clean, simple and gorgeous!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous! I love the simplicity of this card.

RiNNE said...

Such a gorgeous and unique approach-- I absolutely LOVE it!! She looks so pretty, they all do! Loving the bling and twine too!!

Btw, congrats on making the PS Sparks DT!! ;)

luvhymns said...

Love the twine for their belts on their dresses. Thanks for the chance to have fun with twine and stamps!

Kylie C said...

Nice card Emily, love the stamping on the vellum

Wendy Zick said...

Very sweet!

Karen said...

I love how you stamped the same image in the three different colors.

Mimi said...

Soooo sweeeeet! Love the colours. Thanks for the chance.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

what a really pretty design, love the twine belts.

Marlena M. said...

I love the way you did this, Emily! Such sweet images and layout. ;)

littlebitoftoto said...

This is such a sweet card. I would love to win the twine, as I have not used any yet....

Wendy ten Hove said...

So lovely, Emily! Love the way you didn't color her, put inked her up in colors! Looks great and really 'fresh'!! Very, very nice!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your card is so cute! I think using vellum was the perfect answer!

Brenda said...

Such an adorable card! I have not used twine just yet, but love how it gives dimension to the cards. I can't wait to start using on my cards!

Tiffany said...

How very sweet, love this girly image from TGF!

Sue D said...

I like how you inked Blush Babette and the bow detail--so cute.

julieprice3 said...

What a clever idea! Very cute card, Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs Julie P

tina said...

So cute. Great use of twine.

Tina

Sunghee said...

oh my~!!! look at those knots! Wonderful card as always!

Dawn-Marie said...

Love your card!

Carmen said...

I like what you did with the stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alanna said...

Oh wow. This card looks so effective! Such an awesome idea!

Angelique said...

Love this technique!! Great idea!

joeygirl86 said...

wow this is so cute! i love how you stamped each one in a diff color and the way you used the twine is perfect!

Anita Braddock said...

love your card the stamp and twine are perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. love everything great job
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MaRyKaY said...

no color needed. love the way you showcased both the products. great job great hop so far

Shelly said...

Hi Emily! Wow great card using just the colourful outlines... fab use of twine! Thanks for the chance to win, Shelly x

Annelies said...

Great idea to use the twine like this! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Emily said...

Darling!

lvtaz2000 said...

I am in love with this card. You have really inspired me.

Tamara said...

I LOVE your card! I haven't seen any TGF stamps used without being colored in before and I love it! I am going to try it for sure! The bows are the perfect touch too!
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My Scrap Diary said...

WoW!! Gorgeous CAS card. I just love the brightness yet clean look to it. Thanks for the inspiration!
Jess M :)

Angela said...

Sheesh, could you have any more comments on this card? I love the unique way you used this stamp -- and the color choices are just fun!

Rachel B said...

I love how you made the little bows! Too cute!

Meg said...

Very cool idea to use the vellum to cover part of the image! Will use this next time the image is too big to fit with a sentiment.

Jocelyn Olson said...

The little bows are so cool--what a great idea! I am loving the colors. Your fussy cutting is fabulous, girl!

Shauna K said...

what a great LO! love the vellum sentiment and the twine flowers :)