Wednesday, April 28, 2010

TGF Challenge - Jacilynn's Sketch

We got another TGF Challenge happening!  Today's challenge was to follow a sketch.  Sketch was provided by Jacilynn

Here's my take on it:
Upload your layout using Jaci's sketch to Tgf Galleria>Scrapbooking>Contests/Challenges>Jacilynn Sketch
You must use TGF Stamps to create your project or layout and submit to the Galleria no later than Tuesday, May 4th, 2010.

One lucky winner will be chosen to WIN the new "Grandparents" 4x6 set!  GOOD LUCK and get scrappin'!


You guys cracked me up...I told you I took the pic with my point and shoot...  I got comments about the cake looking peach or orange...ahahaha!  So I decided to take another pic with my dSLR.  Here it is!  

So does it look pink now?  LOL!

Be sure to check back later today for the new TGF Challenge!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Aloha Tuesday!

I'm back from my mini vacay and it was a nice and very relaxing vacation! So happy that we took the trip!  I did absolutely nothing but enjoy our time.

Anyhow I had to come back to reality.  Yesterday was very busy for me but I was itching to create.  When I saw these cute Tealight Cakes from Teri's blog, I knew I had to try it out and of course I wanted to make it for my niece Christina.  Even though she's not girlie, she actually loves the color pink.  So of course I had to make the cake in pink.  Sorry the picture isn't that great, I used my point and shoot camera since my DSLR is still packed and to be honest, I'm super lazy!  That's the constant word for me lately!  At least I got this cake done so I can now send the package out to her.

I didn't post the cake inside the box because the picture wasn't that great since I didn't use my good camera.  So I'm just posting the cake.  The box I made for this is bigger than the box that Teri used because my tealight's "flame" is a bit high.  I guess there's no standard size tealights (didn't know this)  Anyhow I wanna thank Teri for introducing it to us!!  Mahalo Teri!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monster Size Birthday - Christina

Aloha!  I finally got to make a card for my niece Christina.  She's not so girlie so I thought I'd use Hero Art's Monster Fun.  I just love this set!  As usual, I am late in sending this out (Ugh, when will I ever be on time?!?!).  Anyhow, I had a few things I needed to include with the package and with all my deadlines, time got the best of me, but that's nothing new. Time always wins.  Any who, here's my usual, thanks for stopping by!

I got this set from Pineapple Cove.  I believe ManLe has a few sets left.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

TGF Challenge - Stitching

Aloha!  TGF is hosting another challenge and the challenge is to use stitches on our LO or cards.  Please join us and upload your creation at the TGF Gallery!


Just upload your layout using TGF Stamps and a STITCHING TECHNIQUE to TGF Galleria>Scrapbooking Kits>Contests/Challenges>Scrappin in Stitches.

You have until Tuesday, April 27th to get your scrap on using SEWING, FAUX stitching, Stitched embellishments or rub ons, etc.  Just as long as we can see SOME stitching on the layout!

We'll announce the winner when we come back on Thursday the 29th with our next challenge and ONE LUCKY PARTICIPANT will win THEIR CHOICE of TGF Single!

And without further ado here is my LO using the oh so versatile In the Spotlight kit:

This LO is basically about riding the train in Japan and how much it reminded me of my childhood.  I was so glad to have the opportunity to be able to go back to Japan several times while living in Hawaii.  And of course our means of transportation is the trains so it was great to experience this once again!

Now head on over to my fellow DT's blog to be inspired:

Angela Sowell
Angie Blom
Claudette San Pedro - that's me!
Jacilynn Cox
Jeannette Siciliani
JoAnn Valderama
Lysa Rohrer
Mag Araldo
Jessica Diedrich


Please Check back...

Aloha!  Sorry I haven't been posting much or visiting your blogs and leaving comments.  I've been super busy with deadlines and I'm preparing for a mini vacay.  I promise once things slow down I'll be able to visit all the inspiring blogs out there!  Hope everyone is doing well and please check back later today for the TGF Challenge.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Monday!  Last week was another hectic week for I wasn't able to create anything else.  So I'm posting a Thank you card and RAK I got from Michelle.  She's such a sweetie.  Got this from her last week (or was it a little over a week? I forgot...LOL).  I love it, she's so talented and Love that she had put glitter all over her pants and frock on her collar.  Thanks Michelle!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TGF In the Spotlight Release Day

Sooo sorry I'm late posting this!  There was a bit confusion on my end and then I decided to change my LO!  Ugh!  LOL! 

I think that it's really apparent now just how versatile these new, larger kits are going to be, not to mention what a GREAT value they are!  You get a TON of die-cut stamps for $28!  A full 8.5x11 sheet, so when you think about it, you're getting larger stamps, often more than 2 4x6 sets and paying less than what the price would be for 2 of our 4x6 sets.  Pretty cool huh?

I hope you guys ran over to the TGF shoppe and bought yourself this versatile kit!!! Hurry over cause from what I hear there's only a limited amount!

OK, onto the TGF Weekly Scrapbooking Challenge!   

That's right!  Each week on Thursdays, TGF will be offering ANOTHER challenge with more chances to WIN!  (I know, we rock, LOL!)  

JOIN us with our "TGF THURSDAY" Challenges for inspiration, ideas, prizes, and MORE!   TGF Thursdays will mostly consist of Scrapbooking projects with the occasional card or altered item thrown in, so please plan accordingly and now, without further adieu, our FIRST TGF THURSDAY CHALLENGE IS...

*Create a SCRAPBOOK PAGE using TGF Stamps!  (you can use embellies of your choice, but all stamps need to be TGF!)

 Here's my sample:

Sorry it's so light, however IRL it is perfect!  LOL!

Journaling reads:
"I absolutely loved visiting the temples in Kyoto.  Especially the Kinkakuhi (Golden Temple) or Rokuon-ji (Deer Garden Temple).  It is gorgeious in pictures but in real life it's absolutely breath taking!  The reflection of the temple on the pond which is called Kyoko-chi (Mirror pond) makes it all that more spectacular.  This temple is literally covered in gold - gold leaf.  This has to be by far my favorite temple out of all the temples we visited during our Kyoto tour!  I will always remember this tour and so happy we decided to take  it!"

"We have travel to chosen destinations and keep the memories of these visit somewhere in our hearts.  With the written word, we are able to unlock our heart and once again relive times in our lives."

TFL and check out the other Guest Designer's LO's!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Hello and WELCOME to our very first TGF "SCRAPHOP"!  

We are so excited to be finally rounding the corner on the release of "SPOTLIGHT", The Greeting Farm's first ever full sheet of rubber stamps!  These stamps come die cut, and a bit larger to be suitable for your scrapbooking AND cardmaking needs.  There is SO much you can do with this kit, and we can't wait to see how YOU create with us when it's released TOMORROW, April 15th in the TGF Store!

What's more?  ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive "SPOTLIGHT" as the prize from today's DT "Scraphop" and will be chosen at random.  Be sure to finish hopping and then stop back by the TGF Blog to leave a comment letting us know you did!

While you're hanging around the Farm today, be sure to check out the FOUR NEW DIGIS by Marina Neira that are also going to be available tomorrow. The Critter Crew has some SERIOUS cuteness for you today as well...links to their blogs are on the sidebar of the TGF Blog!

For now, let's get this party started, shall we?   Here is the official order of the hop:

TGF Blog
Angela Sowell
Angie Blom
Claudette San Pedro - that's me!
Jacilynn Cox
Jeannette Siciliani
JoAnn Valderama
Lysa Rohrer
Mag Araldo
Jessica Diedrich
back to TGF Blog

So here's my LO for today...

I wanted to initially use the In the Spotlight Anya stamp, but I thought Stamping Anya best fit this LO.

Here's what I wrote on my LO:

"It was so cool seeing the little TGF table at the 2010 Winter CHA!  I was proud of Marie and the TGF family!  In my opinion once you have a booth/table at CHA you've made it!  Now even though Marie had a small table (since it was her first time) you heard people talking about "those cute" stamps located right by the front doors.  Whenever I walked by there was always someone there placing an order!
I was also really glad to have met Marie and Jessica!  Those two ladies are the sweetest!  I had so much fun getting to know them and talk shop.
So happy for  Marie and her company!  TGF was definitely "In the Spotlight" at CHA!"

Well, thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to head over to Jacilynn's blog next!

Thanks for Hoppin' with TGF!

Friday, April 09, 2010

FFF (Farm Fresh Friday)

Aloha Friday!  It's FFF at The Greeting Farm today!  Today's challenge was to create a scrapbook page or card with the theme "Spring Cleaning Challenge" we were to use something we either

  1.  Found that we forgot we had or
  2. Something we were going to throw out but decided to use for the challenge.  
On my LO, I decided to go with 1.  I have SOOOO many digital kits and as I was planning my LO, I saw Nancy Kubo's Mango Luau kit on my EHD,  didn't realize I had bought it way back when it was in digi format.  I have the traditional version, however my LOs are 8x8 and I'd rather save the traditional papers for my 12x12's.  I tell you going through my EHD I'm always surprised as to what I find!  Any who, here's my LO for today:

Nancy Kubo's Mango Luau DP
Stamps: TGF In the Spotlight Kit

 Don't forget to check out my fellow DT members:

Claudette San Pedro (that's me!)

Thursday, April 08, 2010


Been super busy this week so I haven't had much time to create for "me".   I've been doing TGF DT stuff and been creating for Mindy.  Finally got the Quickpage Album done for her and here's a preview.  This is not set in stone and I may have to change a few things.  I am not happy with all the pages but we'll see what I'll change or not...  Not sure when she'll be releasing this so please check back and I'll announce the date.

And if you can't wait for the premade pages, you can get the kit here.

As always I thank you for leaving sweet comments and always stopping by!!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Another Milk Carton Set

Real quick...I'm not feeling too well but had to make this for a friend I'm suppose to meet today.  I love these milk carton so much I decided to make another one using HG Sing this time.

Wanted to thank everyone for leaving me sweet comments on being selective for another DT run with TGF!  Mahalo Nui Loa!!

Onto my project:

Side view

Here's a size comparison.  Hope this answers your questions as to how big/small they are.

And here's a pic of the individual milk carton.

As always thanks for stopping by!  Aloha!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

New Scrapbook/Stamping Kit from The Greeting Farm!!!

Remember that one post I talked about some exciting news?  Well the time has come where I can now announce it!  Woohoo!!!

After months of anticipation, The Greeting Farm is THRILLED to bring you our pilot Scrapbooking/Stamping kit, "In the Spotlight!"  

We are proud to debut this kit which will be released on APRIL 15th!  This newer, larger kit features bigger, more scrapbooking-friendly stamps but that still features our beloved TGF Characters, in this case, Anya herself is in the SPOTLIGHT!  The set is 8 1/2x11 DIE-CUT rubber, mounted on cling-foam and ready to use with acrylic blocks!

To give this FABULOUS kit the proper welcome that it deserves, and to celebrate that we are branching out into something NEW, The Greeting Farm is PROUD to introduce an amazing new team of Guest Designers for the next three months.  Please welcome:

Angela Sowell
Angie Blom
Claudette San Pedro (that's me!)
Jacilynn Cox
Jeannette Siciliani
Jessica Diedrich-TGF Creative Coordinator
JoAnn Valderama
Lysa Rohrer
Mag Araldo

Please stop by the blogs of these talented ladies to welcome them to the Farm for the next few months and also be sure to stop by the TGF Blog today for snippets of their projects and a chance to WIN the "In the Spotlight" KIT!!!

About the Kit:

The Anya in the kit is an exclusive Anya that won't be released separately!  

TGF will be offering a PRESALE on the kit, in addition to the chance to win one today on the TGF Blog.

Presale will be for TODAY ONLY, 4/5/10.   The kit will retail for $28 (reg. price) but FREE SHIPPING available ONLY for TODAY.

We will be doing weekly scrapbooking challenges on Thursdays, too, starting with our first one on RELEASE DAY! (4/15).   Until then, we have more previews up our sleeves and will be celebrating the release with a DT "Scraphop" taking place on the 14th all day with chances to WIN this kit!

And now for the preview of the kit and my LO:

This is of me and my friend Mindy Terasawa, we caught up with one another at the Winter CHA. 

Quote:  "Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things"


Made these cute mini milk carton for my gf ManLe.  I went by the store yesterday and I never show up empty handed!  I just adore these milk carton, I didn't realize how tiny they were, but they're perfect.  Learned how to make the holder through Teri.  Thanks Teri!

Have a safe and HAPPY EASTER everyone!

BTW, as you can last post about being my last post was an April Fools joke...LOL!  

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Happy Birthday MIL!

Today is my MIL's bday and I'm late as usual! Ugh! Anyhow, another CASE'd card changed the colors and there you have it.  It would have been better had I measured it correctly.  This is what happens when I wait last minute and I have no time to redo...dang!  Any who...  Here's my card...I just love this stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by!

I've decided to hold off on the blogcandy since almost every blog I've visited is giving one away.  I'll wait till it dies down.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!!

BTW, this is going to be my last blog entry...thanks so much for always leaving me such sweet comments!!  Aloha!