Friday, January 1, 2010

Kickin' off the new year

Good morning and welcome to a brand new decade! I have a feeling it's going to be a wild ride! :) And what better way to start off the year than with a weekend full of TGF fun?

It's release day at the Greeting Farm and the four little Wild Sprouts that are so near and dear to my heart are finally going to be available for purchase in the store at 9 am CST. And if that's not exciting enough for you, today also marks the grand opening of the brand new Club Anya & Friends Challenge blog! To kick things off there, we will be hosting an entire day of challenges beginning at 9 am CST, so be sure to come on over and party with us! The TGF Farmers and Team Anya have joined forces and each member has a special challenge for you today that will go up every hour, on the hour. So check out the new digs and grab a new badge or two to show your Anya & Friends love. :)
In addition, the TGF blog is hosting the 12th and final sketch Challenge of the "12 Days of Sketches" so if you've been playing along or are just getting started, head over to TGF, check out the sketch and see who won last week's FFF challenge too! 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 person who completes all 12 sketches will win the ENTIRE January release! WOOT WOOT! Pretty sweet incentive to get card making don't you think?
Oh and remember today's hourly challenges? Well each one of those will have a winner too and they will get to choose one of the new Sprout as their prize, so be here to party with us! Live overseas? No problem! Challenges will be open through Sunday, 1/3/10 at 8pm CST and all of the winners will be announced on the TGF and CA & Friends blog on Monday, 1/4 along with the winner of the 12 Days of Sketches challenge.
And if that wasn't enough... in addition to each individual challenge winner, there will be another prize pack of the ENTIRE January release that will go to a random winner who completes ALL of the New Year's day challenges!

And don't forget that you still have a few more hours to enter in for a chance to win my Wild Sprout candy give-aways. Just scroll down to check them all out... I'll be posting back on here later tonight with my four winners! Yeah!

Oh and did you see the changes I made to little Ruby on my card today? I swapped out her body for Stella's and drew some wings in so she could fly. :) I've also been practicing with Randi's magical Copic color recipes for her hair and dress and even though I've still got a ways to go before they look nearly as good as hers do, I'm pretty happy with my first attempt. :)

Anywho, thanks for making 2009 such a huge success for the Greeting Farm and thanks for being with us 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! :)


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Basic Grey (green), Making Memories (teal)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (WS Ruby, WS Stella), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox blackbird chalk ink
Prima flowers
misc buttons and ribbon
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sakura clear glaze pen
American Crafts glitter markers
Ranger Stickles
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20, B00
hair- BG15, BG23, YG11, B00
dress- B00, V12, V15, V17

33 comments:

Elena said...

Happy New Year to you, Amy! May this year brings to you happiness, luck, wealth and love! And may the inspiration be with you all coming years along, can't wait to see your new designs and creative ideas!
Love how you altered Stella! What a cute sentiment!

Rachel said...

Happy New Years Miss Amy! I'm so glad that I met you this year, your creativity is astounding and I look forward to joking with you and seeing all your new creations this year ;0)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the alterting! It really goes together seamlessly and I love the head/body/wings combo, it's just fantastic! The colors are just delish as usual! Fantastic job.

~Rach

GobeaGirl said...

Good morning my friend. I hope you had a fun New Years Eve. We stayed home due to the snow storm. Not that bad, but the roads were very bad and lots of accidents. Not worth it. We toasted at midnight and promptly went to bed. Told you we were boring.lol...I don't mind it at all. I am so happy to say that I get to play along all day. I just love your sweet sprouts, and I am soo waiting to get them all. I love your card today. I think her hair is just great. You are a very talented lady, and I am so happy to have gotten the chance to know you. Have an awesome day. Lisa

Jenn Borjeson said...

Sweet - love what you did with this adorable Sprout and I am practically foaming at the mouth waiting for 9:00 CST! hee hee

MicheyMoo said...

Oh my goodness.....she has blue/green hair!! What a sight to behold!!
Amy, I love your altering here darling. She's soooo cute and, of course, she has to have wings....I'm surprised one of these new Sprouts didn't already have them included, lol!!

Its 1.30am over here in Sydney....but I'm staying up so I can get to the store the second the new images are released and place my order.
I'm so pumped and honoured to have met you here in Blogland and can't wait to see where 2010 takes you and me and everyone else too!!

Bless. xxx

☼ Cheryl* said...

Happy New year, Amy!!!
I love the colours you have used on Ruby and changing her body and adding wings has really worked!

Kerry said...

Happy 2010 Amy!!! Stella looks totally awesome with her pretty wings and she has the coolest hair! :)

Kristy Young said...

Happy New Year!
Oh my gosh she looks soo adroable with wings wow. Amazing card.
Kristy
Im so excited for it to be 9am over there when is that?? lol its 2am here in Aus heheh

Sheng said...

Happy New Year!!! Loved how you added the wings. The color combo is lovely as well.

xoxo

jacque4u2c said...

This is just so rich and beautiful looking! I just love it!

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! Love the bright colours! especially the way you have done her hair!! just fab!! Hugs Juls

Tessa said...

cool card!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Happy new year. I love your card and how you've done that cutie. TFS.

Claireabelle said...

Wow, just gorgeous!!! Love your colouring.

Wishing you all the best for 2010, Im sure you'll have a great year Amy
x

tamara davis said...

that is just soo sooo cute!

RiNNE said...

Very beautiful! Awesome job on Randi's recipes -- I especially love her dress coloring! And the color combo is just stellar! So excited for your releases! Yay! :)

Kim said...

Happy New Year Amy! Wishing you a 2010 filled with love, happiness, and success! Lovely card hun! Your coloring ROCKS!!! Love it!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Kris said...

Awwwwww!!! She makes a cute fairy... totally totally LOVE this!! beautiful color combo and embellies!!! =D smiling ear to ear... Happy New Year Amy.... wishing you the best in 2010!!!! hugs, Kris

Tonje said...

Happy New Year, Amy!
Your fairy is adorable. Great colours!

Raven said...

I love all of the purple.

Kim Nath said...

That is killer cute!

Angie said...

This little fairy is absolutely adorable! I just ordered all your new WS stamps and I can't wait to play with them all! I still want to try to win them all though, lol!

Randi said...

Amy I LOVE your Ruby fairy!! The coloring is SO beautiful!! Your comments are too sweet! Thanks for the link! Though I think your coloring is flawless! And, I am always inspired by your amazing creativity! I have LOVED creating with your Wild Sprout designs!! You are such a talented artist! Best wishes for the New Year!! I look forward to more of your incredible images!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a cutie! love the fun colors! happy 2010!

Mag said...

I LOVE Ruby like that !!!
She's too cute.
Happy New Year to you and all the people you love.
Hugs
Mag :)

1LuvnMama said...

Amy . . . luv the the altering! :) Did you ring in the New Years with family? Looking forward to seeing MORE, MORE, creations by YOU! Luv your work!

Sammi said...

oooh... she is a delightful fairy!!! LOVE her! Love the hair too! Great work ( I really am going to have to try the coloured hair too!)
HAPPY NEW YEAR - hope it's one of great joy and blessing!
xxx

the whimsical butterfly said...

Just GORGEOUS AMY!!! I adore this card, the altering, the COLORS....sooo yummy. Happy New Year to you and THANK YOU for your hard work for CA! LOVE that you're a part of it all!

Jenn said...

Love how you altered the Sprouts! Adorable card! Happy New Year!!

Alice Wertz said...

oh! such a lovely card, Amy! love that she is holding the little flower! so sweet! Happy New Year!!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Fairy Ruby is pure sweetness! I love how you have colored her hair and dress. The wings add such a great whimsical touch and lovin all those flowers.

donna mikasa said...

I'm workin' backwards here....how did I miss this cutie!??
LOVE her hair color and the altering is amazing as always. Thanks for enabling me to the HA sentiment set--works perfect with the fairy!

WickedPixie said...

Happy New Year Amy! (A day late - I got on the computer EARLY yesterday morning to buy my TGF fix and then I didn't get on again all day!!) I love what you've done with Ruby! You make me want to add more pointy ears and fairy wings to my creations (everything is better that way, right!?) :-)Traci