Saturday, October 1, 2011

My BIG announcement!

I hope you have an umbrella, because I am about to BURST! First off, Happy World Card Making Day! What a perfect way to start off October and type up this post.
So here is a long post for my long kept secret...

EEEK! I have been a huge fan of The Greeting Farm and was SO thrilled to be asked to be on the Farm Fresh Challenge DT! Thank you Jess and Marie! I will be part of a fabulous team that will introduce and invite you all to the new challenges every week. I am so excited to challenge my own self to keep up with the other wonderful ladies that are on this team:
Margie Cortina  (Team Captain)
April Davis
Lisa Gobea
Sharette Smith
and of course Jessica Diedrich (TGF Creative Director)

And to celebrate this announcement, the design team is joining in on the Farm Fresh Fun and CASE-ing Rachel's cards. Rachel was the first Team Captain who did a wonderful job launching the new challenge blog, all the girls did an amazing job inspiring us throughout the months, and I am happy to be representing the Hawaii connection as well! :0)
Here is my CASE'd card:

And this is the card that I drew inspiration from:

Super cute card right? I just loved Rachel's layout!
For my card I used a tag that was on my daughter's new shirt. heehee! You never know when inspiration hits you, right? ;) I loved the pink, black, and white scheme, this Hats Off Anya was perfect for the overall theme I was going for - a bit of sweet sass, of course!

With my own exciting announcement today comes another HUGE bit of news for TGF! The Greeting Farm is beyond thrilled and honored to have been invited as the newest Member Company at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS!

For those of you NEW to Splitcoaststampers (SCS), it is the single largest online community for stampers and a wonderful place to access tutorials, a vast online gallery, and tons of ways to get involved with their awesome forums dedicated to stamping and much more!

As one of only ten Member Companies on SCS, The Greeting Farm now has our VERY OWN FORUM to encourage ALL of our customers, new and old to get out there and chat with us, while we keep you up to date on the latest TGF happenings :) With over 700,000 unique hits a month, we are excited about the potential to meet NEW Farm friends, but we are mostly SO, SO very excited about being able to have a 'home' to chat with you, get to know you better, and post fun and important information ALL in one place! We really look forward to this being a means of getting closer to our stamping community, welcoming new stampers and getting to spend more time with our cherished current customers, as well!

Splitcoaststampers also offers a wonderful Member gallery where you can upload ALL your photos, even non- TGF cards, to their gallery and use different keywords depending on what you're uploading. Please use this keyword for all SCS gallery posts: thegreetingfarm (no spaces :)

If you have ANY questions whatsoever, please contact Jess and she will be happy to answer them! With this announcement also brings GREAT news for Galleria users! While we love our galleria and still plan to keep it open for your use, we will now offer the option to post challenge cards, contest entries, etc. to SCS as well. We will be using the INLINKZ system from now on for ALL challenges. Again, we will still keep the Gallery open, but you now will have the option to upload there, to SPLITCOAST, or your personal blogs. All entries will be counted as LONG as they are posted to our INLINKZ below each challenge post. Splitcoasts offers a WONDERFUL gallery option and we can't WAIT to see your cards there!

There is a TON more info about this on the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog be sure to check out the announcement there too! Thank you for reading through this, isn't it SO exciting?!

Okay, so I will save the last surprise for tomorrow, be sure to come back in and see what it's all about, okay? THANK YOU for coming by today and letting me share my news!!! xoxoxox


Danni said...

Congrats!!! How exciting! Love your card...fabulous!!

faithnme said...

Hi Joni.. So happy to be on a Team with you.. you have always been such a "sweetie and I soo look forward to our journey together


Leanne said...

Chee Hoo!!! Yay!! So happy for you Joni! I know you will be awesome, I mean just look at your beautiful card. Wonderful way to start but you've always had amazing cards. Looking fwd to the next months ahead, enjoy it my friend, it goes by so fast. Believe me, I know.
Have a fantastik weekend!

Denice said...

Joni, I just wanted to say congrats on your FFC-DT exciting for everyone involved! I can't wait to see all your fab creations over the next couple of awesome for you!

mousekemom said...

I think I am falling in love with that Miss Anya set...I've been teetering for awhile and I think you are pushing me over. My husband does thank you, I am sure! The coloring and color selection is to die for!

Cara said...

Joni!!! Congrats, look forward to seeing your work.

Lysa said...

HOORAY Joni!!! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations.. can't wait to see more of your FAB creations! *HUGS*

♥Rach♥ said...

HUGE congrats Joni! Can't wait to see all the fab stuff you make :0)

This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the b/w/pink theme (a fave of mine) and that tag w/Miss Anya is perfection :0)

WickedPixie said...

Yeah! Congratulations Joni! I am so excited for you! And excited about TGF and Splitcoast! And I TOTALLY love your card! :-)Traci

Dana said...

Congrats sweetie!! You will be such an amazing asset to their team!
Big hugs~

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Congratulations Joni!!!! I just saw the news on the Farm Fresh blog. So excited for you, and you totally deserve it. I so love this card and all of your TGF creations!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Joni. Congrats! I can not wait to get to know all of you guys. I love your cards as I have been telling you the last couple of days. I am sure that we are all going to have so much fun. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Lisa G

margie c said...

Woo hoo! The cat is finally out of the bag :) Another big congrats to you, Joni! I am so happy to be working with you again :) Your card is stunning, I just love the whole scene and coloring, beautiful :)
Here's to a wonderful 6 months!!!
hugs, margie xo

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Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW...this is GORGEOUS!! I love th pink & black and you always make the most amazing TGF cards!! Congrats on the new deserve it!!

Thanh Vo said...

Congratulations on a fantastic opportunity, Joni!!! I am SO SO SO happy for you. Totally deserving.