Friday, October 21, 2011

The Greeting Farm and The Twinery Blog Swap/Hop!

Welcome to our combined Blog Swap/Hop today featuring two fantastic companies, The Greeting Farm and The Twinery! If you're just getting here from Grace's blog, WELCOME! If you have yet to begin the hop, please visit the TWINERY BLOG to begin! Hooray!

We are so excited to bring you a fun hop, loads of inspiration when the world of TGF Rubber stamps collides with the quality baker's twine we've all come to know and love, and some of the most talented designers in the industry with new and fun projects to share!

Did we mention PRIZES? There are definitely a few of those too so you'll want to check out our event today! Thank you so much for coming!

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!


As for the Twinery, 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 my card today, I used the recently release clear stamp set called Furever. this set has two main images with a few matching sentiments. Whether you or your friend is a cat or dog lover, this set is perfect!

I paired my cute TGF image with this fun buttercream twine flower! Yes, a twine flower! I am usually pretty generous with my crafting supplies. LOL I crocheted this five petal flower using buttercream twine from The Twinery! I thought it would be interesting to try something different rather than just wrap my twine a few times around the card like I normally do. LOL I love how unique this flower looks!




Now...I DID mention something about PRIZES, didn't I? ;) There are TWO prize packs up for grabs and you will have until Sunday, October 23rd at 5pm CST to comment on ALL the blogs and enter for your chance to win one of them!

The Greeting Farm is giving away their ENTIRE November release EARLY to one lucky winner- that is four stamps in all and EARLY nonetheless!

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



That's TWO great prizes, TWO chances to win...and endless inspiration beginning HERE:

Link
The TWINERY Blog
Julie Ranae
Jessica Diedrich
Emily Leiphart
Lori Craig
Caroline Stender
Carisa Zglobicki
Angelica Suarez
Tracey Pickersgill
Tifany DeGough
Denice Bartucci
Grace Hester
Kim Yu
Becca Fabozzi
The Greeting Farm Blog


Thank you SO much for stopping by today! Now it's time to head over to Becca's blog, thanks so much for sharing in our SUPER fun event today!



99 comments:

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Twine flower!!OMG its beautiful and a very creative idea.beautiful card and thanks for the chance to win!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, that flower is awesome! Very creative.

Viji Siddharth said...

That flower is so gorgeous! Love the cute stamps and your coloring! Totally rocks!

Monika Wright said...

Goodness, now that's a crafty card with so many fun ideas and inspiration. Love it all!

Miss Cooper said...

I love the flower! SO cute!

Jingle said...

Your card is just adorable!!!

Annette said...

your card is amazing... I love that flower you made out of the twine... Awesome blog hop..
thanks for sharing.

Eva said...

beautiful card! I love the twine flower too.

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Melissa said...

This card is wonderful. I like your green paper selection and how you tilted the image. The twine flower - WOW - how did you do that? I love it, well I love the whole card!

mousekemom said...

Oh Kim...just wow. I know I can't crochet worth a hoot, so I am uber impressed! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Creations by Shirl said...

Great card, and really like that twine flower too.. so creative....Have a super weekend...

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So cute! Great image.

Debc06 said...

Love this card. Everything just popped on it.
TFS
Debbie
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Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW WOW WOW! This is SOOOO beautiful! This card is definitely a hit- and rightfully SO! You totally WOW'd us! I love this flower! Genius!

{VICKI} said...

Super WOW!
LO
VE your twine flower!

Daria said...

LOVE that twine flower...it's amazing! Beautiful card, too.

Karla said...

Such a sweet card.

Cheryl Leong said...

Oh! Such a lovely piece of art! TFS!!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Man I wish I could create flowers like that.. They are awesome
the scrapbooking queen

Royce said...

oh wow !! such a nice card
thank you for a chance to win

k.oconnor1302 said...

What a super cute card...love the image and I love the layering you did with this card!

CraftyDee said...

Kim that is so cute! But it involves a cat so I'm biased heehee ;) Great idea to make a twine flower! And I love the huge gems!

Lisa said...

Your little crocheted flower is amazing! Love that! What a lovely card :)

Carisa said...

omg! kimbee, how did you make the flower? did you crochet it??? i'm in awe - this would be a lot of fun to create a few to have on hand....now darn if I can learn how to make them! LOL

Shari said...

Love Love Love your flower, I sure wish I could make them! Thank you so much for Shariging your talent!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the colors in this card, an that twine flower! Such a great sentiment also!

Maria Therese said...

Luuuuuuuuuve your card ♥♥♥

Scrapacat said...

Such a beautiful flower! Goes perfectly with your gorgeous image.
~ky
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Kelly Booth said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE that Flower out of twine Kim....You are so creative!! Love it!

Ivonne Marie said...

Hi KImberly that flower of twine is so amazing!! How did you do it? Love this hop! I am learning so much!

Mimi said...

WOW! gorgeous twine flower!! and sweet adorable card Kim! ;)

Shazza said...

how fantastic is that flower??? Brilliant idea, great card x

Jenny V. said...

Love the twine flower. Beautiful card. Wish I knew how to crochet so I can make these. Great idea.

Stephanie said...

the stamp you used is just too cute! I love your crochet flower!

nurse cupcake said...

that flower is so awesome!! such a lovely card! :)

sharon g said...

After seeing the adorable kitty, I couldn't see anything else. It is sooooooo cute. Ok, I liked your coloring, too. But the kitty sold it for me. ADORABLE CARD!!

Kim said...

The flower is so cute! I need to learn to crochet flowers!!

Naomi said...

WOW, Kim, you really knocked this one right out of the park! This card is absolutely STUNNING! I just love EVERYTHING about it...especially, the colours, and your AWESOME crocheted flowers (I have to buy some of these off you on Etsy)!!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is such a sweet card. TFS.

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW this is Beautiful! Great Job!
Hugs, heidi

Tami Tran said...

Awesome!! Another use for baker's twine.

Alice and Terry said...

Love the hop! Awesome cards.

Rookie said...

Crocheting with the twine? You clever cookie! Love it :)

susie said...

Love all the layers...you have such a high level of detail...and now I wish I paid attention when my mom was trying to teach me to crochet. That flower is too stinking cute!

Gia said...

Fantastic card! It's beautiful!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

The kitty is cute but that crocheted flower with the stitched brad is really something special.

Thanh Vo said...

Truly showing that there are so many different things you can do with twine, Kim! Thanks for this cool idea!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Such a sweet card! Love the flower!

KanataNewf said...

Oh my crafty goodness! Love Love Love the flower!

Myrna said...

ke linda la flor!
gracias por la oportunidad

Tifany said...

Cute! Love that flower! Any chance you'll share your crocheting directions?
-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Roxie said...

I love that flower!! I wish I could crochet. You might have to sell them. LOL...Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim H said...

adorable card. love the flower and lace. beautiful layering and stitching detail. thank you for sharing.

Denice said...

GET OUT!!! Not only is your card great, but that flower is total FABBY! How I wish I knew how to crochet right about now! LOL!

:Dx
Denice

silvia said...

cute card!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

how creative to use the twine to do the flower great color combo

Alisha said...

This is my favorite card so far. I love it. I really like the flower out of twine, and the stamp is adorable with the cat. so cute!!!
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zehra said...

Loved all the details othe card and that twine flower really pops. What a cool idea TFS

suem66 said...

I love the kitten and the twine flower.

Kathy Mc said...

Furever Sassy Friends is simply adorable. And let me just say, I love your crocheted flower. Hope I win so I can try that too. Fun blog hop!

Kim Swenson said...

I'm glad I have a friend that can crochet. I cannot. Lovely idea.

v said...

Pretty, fun card! I love the lace and adorable crocheted flower! Now this is my style!! :D Thank you for the inspiration!!!

~Vanessa W

Anita said...

Adorable card! The flower is an amazing touch.

The Wolverina /// said...

What a beautiful layout!!! Your colors are so vibrant! And boy what a cool flower!!

EmbossingQueen said...

I love the design papers you have used. That stamped image is so cute and I love the stitching around all the panels. I had never thought of using twine to crochet with. How clever!

Heather said...

I love that twine flower, I'm going to just have to have a go at one of those! Love the image and your colouring is absolutely fabulous :)

Grace said...

kim kim kim!!!
omg i love your twine flower!!! did you make it???
thanks for sharing =)
Cheers!
Grace
http://sugarcards.blogspot.com/

tracey said...

Amazing is all i can say about your crocheted twine flower.So very clever Kim.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, she's adorable! LOVE your gorgeous twine flower too!

Tamalene Nelson said...

Ok, now you're just showing off. :) It is fantastic.

luvhymns said...

Love your crochet twine flower. It's to be so happy for! Thanks for the chance for some great twine and beautiful Greeting Farm stamps!!!!

Kylie C said...

This one would have to be my favourite card so far - love the twine flower and your colouring is gorgeous.

Karen said...

Oooooo, crochet with the twine! Why hadn't I thought of that. I love the look it gave your flower.

Mimi said...

I wondered how the twine would look knitted or crocheted - it is awesome!! Love your card - so sweet!

littlebitoftoto said...

Love the flower....how creative...I really want to win the twine..and the cat!!!

Marlena M. said...

WOW what an incredible twine flower. Your colors are awesome and alive! ;)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Kim! I love your colouring and all those gorgeous layered papers. The flower is a wonderful way to showcase the twine!

Thanh Vo said...

One of my favourite packs of paper! Gorgeous card Kim.

RiNNE said...

Love the color combo and different textures, Kim!! That crochet flower is amaze-balls!!! Lol!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Love GFS - got my first one as a gift in 2009, I believe. It is one of the adorable Ian! He is still one of m favorites! Now more than two years later, my favorite thing is twine from the Twinery and my goal is to have every color! So, you took products from my two favorite companies, put them together and made an adorable card! I really love the flower! Very sweet card you ended up with!

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!

miatagal said...

Awesome crochetting of the twine flower.Cheery, bright card and so pretty.

julieprice3 said...

Very cute card, Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs Julie P

Sue D said...

Adorable and great idea to make the flower from twine.

tina said...

Amazing card. Love the twine flower.

Tina

Dawn-Marie said...

I so love this card! The image is adorable but the flower is so awesome!

Carmen said...

Great card - I especially love the crocheted flower. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alanna said...

OMG! What an awesome idea! If only I knew how to crochet... it looks amazing!! So full of life :)

Angelique said...

Love the flower! Great idea!

joeygirl86 said...

WOW!!! WOW! this is soo cute and that twine flower is A-MA-ZING!! wow, I need some of those..great job! :)

Anita Braddock said...

I love your card so much detail love the colors and the twine looks great love love the twine flower. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
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Shelly said...

Oh wow, fabulous card! Love your choice of colours and papers and the stamp is purrfect! Shelly x

MaRyKaY said...

wow what an awesome idea. love that flower. gorgeous. great card.

Annelies said...

Wow, what a fantastic twine flower! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Emily said...

Love the whole card, but that stamp is just too cute!

lvtaz2000 said...

Crochet no less!!! Your card just makes me smile. Thank you for sharing all your talent.

Tamara said...

Beautiful card! I love that stamp set and the colors you used are perfect! The flower is a super cute touch too!
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Wendy Zick said...

Love your flower and button, great colors!

My Scrap Diary said...

wow gorgeous twine flower!!! Beautiful card Kim
Jess M :)