Wednesday, January 13, 2010

FYI and cards

Greetings stamper friends! I want to thank Jessica for covering for me yesterday. Ain't she awesome? haha. Sooo... looking through my calendar I almost forgot that Farmers Market is tomorrow! Yes it is! Now you are probably wondering why FM is so early this month. I've a good reason for that. 'Tis because your favorite farm will be exihibiting at CHA this month! And I wanted to get all the orders out asap before we leave next week. So just a heads up any orders Jan 21- Jan 30, will not be mailed out until Monday Feb 1st. HOLY CANOLI, I'm just realizing that that's release day too. Gee whiz! It's gonna be a busy week! Um... umm.. umm... its ok, everyone's gonna be fine. lol.

Ok so yes TGF will be debuting at CHA and I am shaking like a box of crackerjack. Fortunately the fact that we are only getting a table and not a whole booth, makes preparation and decorating a little easier. I know that we are going to see some of you there which makes it more exciting! And nervous! I'm sorry I'm just generally nervous about any sort of public.. umm what do you call it? Outing? Gathering? Luckily Jessica is going to be there and Mermaid will be there as well to help sedate me. Omigosh, see my palms are already clammy just thinking about it. LMAO!!! Get a grip woman! Ok but yes, photos and stories will follow shortly after we return. Although I wonder if there's a way we can broadcast while we're there.... we'll see.

Train of thought is now lost.

Oh yes so Farmers Market tomorrow at 10am cst! And below are my favorite cards for today!














Sooo cute! Can't decide if I like nakie Edward or Dressy Edward more... well whilst I ponder that, see everyone tomorrow! Have a fabulous day and don't forget to stamp!

Today's question is: What should the next Ian be?



73 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

Policeman Ian. Basketball Ian. Dr Ian. Lots of things.

Good luck at CHA. Hope it all goes well.
mwah
Trace

Kristy Young said...

OOh wow thanks for featuring my card Marie :) I am absolutly positive that TGF will be a hit and sell very fast at CHA! If it didnt cost so much to fly to USA I would be there with bells on LOL.
Hmm the next Ian should be a......Ok I asked my 6yo and he mentioned all ones you already have LOL Great help he was...so um maybe a rockstar with a guitar?
OOh or a Prince to go with my fav anya Princess anya!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Ski Ian, or Snow Ian.

Kris said...

Wooohhooooo!! how exciting for you Marie!!! it will be great!!! no worries!! =D

we need some dressy my guy Ians for those beautiful Miss Anya Loves.... ooooh can't wait for those to come out... hint, hint - prom is just around the corner... hehehe!

MicheyMoo said...

I'm with Kris.....I need a couple of dressy Ian's for the darling Miss Anya's.....plus love the idea of a basketball Ian.

Boy/Manly cards are so challenging for most of us 'coz we can't use our bling.....so maybe a few more sporty type Ian's would be great too.

Marie, you'll be fabulous at CHA - its always the prep and the "unknown" that I find the worst, once you're there and everyday is busy, busy, busy talking about the one thing you are passionate about (TGF) everything will pass by in a flash and before you know it.....you'll be home again and it will be behind you.
Hope the prep goes smoothly and that you find you can master the nerves and have a sensational time.
Mwah!!

Lelia said...

Wish I could come and visit you at CHA...you'll do wonderfully!

Dr. Ian would be too cute!

Hugs,
Lelia

Christine said...

Snowboarder Ian!

Looking forward to hearing about CHA! Good luck!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh gosh, Marie, don't be nervous... you'll do great! Better than great! You'll be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love!!!

I'm soooo excited to say I'll be there, so hopefully I can stand in line and say hello in person! And meet Jess, too. That will be so awesome!

Until then, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy!!!

Oh, and Ian should be a golfer. My son Ian is a golfer. (grin)

Hugs,
Lisa

Gwen said...

There is a nurse Anya...is there a doctor Ian?

What about a nerdy Ian...like a book worm type? That could be fun and help include some variety. An Ian with glasses and (pocket protector...heaven forbid! LOL!) Holding a book or two. That would be so cute!

Smiles!
Gwen

Fran said...

Hmmmm... a Prince Ian sounds good, I can't think of anything else. I will keep thinking and come back if I come up with a suggestion.

Ruthie said...

My first thought was...wait for it...."DRAG QUEEN IAN" -rofl....ok have my giggles under control now...snigger....

I think it would be useful to have a plumber type Ian, or Doctor, or solicitor (suit type)---or librarian type....kinda geeky!

But - if ever you decide to do my first suggestion.......giggle!

Rx

Sammi said...

Great cards!!
I'm sure that TGF will do splendidly at CHA (wish I could come.. bit far though)!! Will be thinking of you!
mm... Ian??? I'm hopeless with boy things... I like the sound of a Prince... and also some more My Guy Ians too...Professor Ian would be cute!
xxx

JB said...

Baby Ian with puppy .
Good luck at CHA ;)

Jenny

crafty amy said...

This line up has got me all inspired I wish I had time to play before work :( I also wish I could go to CHA it sounds like you will ave a great time. Good luck (not that you will need it!)

As for Ian how about a police man as you have a fire man or a fairy price that would be fun :D

Amy xx

☼ Cheryl* said...

Beautiful cards!!!

I like The Idea of a DR Ian!

Randi said...

Amazing line up!! I love them all!! Cute Flutter Anya and Laurie Skunk cards! Kristy's gorgeous couple card is such a cute idea!! And Donna and Jen rocked the sexy Edward hair!!!

Don't worry Marie, we will make sure you remember to breath!! Everything will be OK!

Next Ian...a gallant Knight Ian! Mad Hatter Ian.... Motorcycle/biker Ian...

Oh, we NEED a King Titan Ian...I think Mermaid Anya is lonely. ;o)

Randi said...

I meant King Triton. Duh! I was thinking Clash of the Titans...

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Merman Ian, Doctor Ian, Biker Ian, Knight Ian, any of those would be brilliant.

Loads of Luck for CHA, but you won't need it, cos TGF Rocks, so you'll Rock CHA too :)
Have a great day
Suzi
xxx

Mrsqueenvee/mrs-flopsybunny said...

CHA will be lots of fun, stressy but fun. You'l love it.

MORE Teen Ians please!!!...... Definatly Dressy.(You could call the set that!)

Tuxedo Teen Ian

MP3/iPod Teen Ian.

Rockstar Ian.



Little Ians..........

Prince Ian + hound/dog to go with Princess. (Actually princess needs a little kitty too).

Mechanic Ian.

Dr/Vet Ian.

Teacher Ian.

Rockstar Ian.

English Policeman With Bobby helmet.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en-GB&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLL_en-GBGB356GB357&q=bobby+helmet

Tuxedo Ian (Little).

Disco/ Hippie Ian to go with Hippie Girls.

Hula Ian.

Mafia Ian.

Photographer Ian. With a cute camera round his neck.Ah!

Flying Fairy Ian.

Sailor Ian.

Pilot Ian. with Biggles goggles, leather jacket. LOL

Robot dress up Ian.

Dinosaur dress up Ian.

I hope you keep this list cus' I'l never be able to think of them again.LOL

Scrappy Hugs
Vee
ENGLAND

Rachel said...

Prince/Knight Ian (NEED this to go w/Princess Anya) and a Dr Ian would be great.

We also "need" another Guy Ian set, maybe a but dressier (but not too fancy) to go with the dressier Miss Anyas.

Have fun @ CHA Marie and take pics so you can share w/us how it went. I KNOW you'll be a huge success, your stamps are the cutest thing there!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhhhhh Marie, you are cracking me up... I just KNOW you'll do great at CHA... I wish I didn't live on the opposite side of the country. Everything will be beautiful there, and I'm sure you'll get a ton of excited and loving people visiting your table. =) You'll see there will have been no need to be nervous! I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it.

Okay, my picks for Ian ideas would be....
Ian with Tools could be used for your mechanic types or carpenter types, depending on which tool he had. Maybe he could wear overalls?
This would be a great stamp to use for all those "Mr. Fix it" types of guys that we all know and love.

OR there could be a Race Car driver, I'm sure his little fire suit would be darling with little TGF, or CA&F sponsors on it..and he could be holding his helmet in his arm, and have wild messy helmet hair. LOL =) After all Nascar season will be in full swing very soon.

Okay Okay - I'll stop babbling! LOL
Big HUGS
Lynda

Sheng said...

The next Ian should be "Super Hero Ian" in a super hero costume.

Mariska said...

How about six pack Ian :).

xxx
Mariska

Renie said...

I would love to see a super hero Ian.....or an injured/boo boo ian. I like a bigwheel Ian to!

How exciting about CHA! You'll rock the house!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Yay - hope I get to meet you at CHA!!

How about a Superman Ian???

Kim Nath said...

Still wanting that hockey Ian!

Mina said...

how about a James bond Ian...dressy and a licence to colour lol
Mina xxx

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Marie you will be fabulous! What is the saying? "Good things come in small packages." and TGF stamps are definitely good things. YOu have nothing to fear especially with Jess and Randi by your side. I'll be sending my mojo your way a fabulous show.

The Next Ian...A doctor, A Knight, and just a thought for Christmas...a Nutcracker Ian. He would go so cute with the Ballerina Anya.

I know you didn't ask...BUT a shirtless and short haired "Jacob" for a wild sprout would be good too.

Jenn Borjeson said...

So fun - SOOOOOO wish I could come see you at CHA!!!!

I would LOVE to see an Ian on a motorcycle!!!!

Annie said...

You will do great! Enjoy and have a good time!!!

I agree with ladies who suggested Dr. Ian.

Tracy.H said...

These are all beautiful!

I would love to see a camping Ian, Olympic Ian, Prince Ian, Pilot Ian or Reading Ian? :0)

Shaz said...

I would love a New My Guy IAN!
One with a skinny tie. The Dressy Misses need a date night! I like nerdy too! Nerds Rock! Like these guys:
http://www.tonypierce.com/images/2002/=w=/weezer19aq.jpg

JenRaff said...

You are going to knock people's socks off with The Greeting Farm at CHA !!!!! I wish I lived closer and could go. I went to the one here in Orlando last summer and it was so busy! One day was not enough -- well, actually it was more than enough for my wallet. Can't wait to hear all about it.
I was thinking of a Merman Ian so I ditto Randi's thought. I love the thought of a Dr. Ian or a Prince Ian, too.

Carol said...

Oooh I like the idea of a Doctor Ian!

I already have my alarm set for tomorrow!!

Jessica said...

soooo excited about farmer's market, totally forgot about that!!!! I love all the Ians and Anyas, so anything new would be fabulous!!! It would be cool to have some more everyday Ians/Anyas that could be used for any kind of card. Good luck at CHA!!!

Leanne said...

Hawaiian Ian to match Anya =) or Dr Ian is a good one..
I am sooo bummed, I won't be here for CHA, I'll be on a plane to Hawaii.. but I know you will be a BIG HIT!!! Good luck and if I were you I would definitely try to bring a lot of stock, cause I predict that you will run out of everything within the first day, if not the first few hours.. Have fun!!!

Sonya said...

Good Question? I've only been a dedicated fan of TGF since finding it approximately June 2009. It seems that Ian has been much calmer in his roles than Anya. Perharps Ian should match up with one or several of Anya's roles. Perhaps a Rockstar, a prince or something equally as fun as anya. After all Ian should have just as much fun as Anya shouldn't he! I have boys so I am thrilled at the prospect of seeing more of Ian. My 23 year old is a Marine so Iam as a Marine would be awesome for me to have. My 3 year old (or his son) is into matchboxes, construction vehicles, animals and dinosaurs. So for him it would be very exciting to se a race car driver, construction workedr, vet, marine biologist, or a dino digger. There are as many ideas as the ocean is wide, that should be so much fun coming up with the many possibilities Ian can have and may bring some new roles for Anya as well. Whatever you design and bring out I'm absolutely sure we all will adore as much as all the other ones we already have. TGF is incredible and I will be very excited to see what adventures Ian will be taking in the "near" future. I wish I could make it to the CHA, hopefully next year. If all goes well I will only be living 45 minutes from there instead of PA. I do wish you all the best of luck & it will be more exciting than anything so have a cup of tea and put the nervousness to rest dear Marie. Thing will all work out. It might be very busy for a week or so but one step at a time will get you though it all. Cannot wait to see all the pics and hear all the stories you have to tell when you return. I am very excited for you.

Nancy said...

I was thinking Skier Ian or Pilot Ian or Doctor Ian (can go with Nurse Anya???)...or is that too sexist?? LOL!! Great cards featured today!!

Katherine said...

A MICHAEL JACKSON IAN OR A MAGICIAN IAN.

Heidi Brawley said...

Have fun at CHA!!!!! Ya I think a Merman Ian would be pretty cool!!!
Hugs, Heidi

Amy said...

Yay! CHA congrats!! Woot Woot!

My suggestion (I don't see one suggested yet) is Swimmer Ian. My 10 YO son is a a swimmer (speedo's and all his choice, most of the team wears jammers which are the longer ones) and it's hard to find anything good for swimmers. I would jump for joy for one of these!

Mette said...

Hope everything goes swimming at CHa but I am sure you'll be a huge success.

I know my suggestion is a little tough but with troops fighting in Afghanistan and we all trying to give them support, how about an army/navy/airforce Ian - or is that too controversial.

Hugs, Mette

Paula Laird said...

You are going to rock CHA!

Techie Ian, Sir Ian, Super Ian, Zoot Suit Ian, Safari Ian, Grillmaster Ian...

Sue D said...

How about a Farmer Ian!

Lesley said...

I'm thinking a set of sporty My Guy Ian's would be good (with a blank jersey-type shirt that could be altered to become a basketball, track, soccer, football, etc. one).

Although a cute little bookworm Ian would be welcome too...

Robin McK said...

Wow, I wish I was going to CHA - have fun! Don't be nervous!

Make Ian a big nerd with piles of books and glasses. Or he could be a vet with little animals hanging around him!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Call me a literture nerd, but I would love a little Shakespeare. Since he wrote comedies and tragedies and romances, think of all the occasions a card featuring a little Shakespeare could be used for!

kadie said...

Yay CHA!!! That is the coolest!!!

Ummm, I would like to see a racecar driver Ian or basketball player Ian or clown Ian, some more My Guy Ians...Oh WAIT, how about Gilligan Ian?? :)
Have a great day!

kadie said...

Oh, I agree with Amy! Would love to see a little Shakespeare Ian! How cute!

Callie said...

I want a football Ian!

WickedPixie said...

I hope you have a great time at CHA and find lots of new love for TGF!! (I know you will!)
I want a My Guy Rockstar! Or really, any new My Guys would make me happy! Oh, who am I kidding? Any new anything Anya or Ian related always makes me happy!! :-)Traci

MacKenzie said...

You need to make Samurai Ian to go with Geisha Anya!

Tanya Rudd said...

Very cute cards today. The next Ian, hmmmmm maybe a dog catcher, and he can have his own puppy stamp by his side?
Hugs
Tanya

Maylee said...

Wow, gorgeous cards! I'm sure you will be a big hit at CHA!

Angie said...

I need a PRINCE! To go with my Princess. ;)

Amy said...

Don't worry Marie, I just know that TGF is going to rock CHA!

As for my dream Ians, I agree with a lot of what's been mentioned already... Prince Ian, a new set of dressier My Guys...

I would also LOVE to see an entire Rockband My Guy Ian set... ya know, lead singer, bass guitar, drummer... and I would also NEED a Miss Anya Rockband set too! If you need inspiration just check out wickedpixie's blog, she's got an awesome Miss Anya Rocker that she altered. :)

But my BIG wish is for a Tarzan and Jane Ian and Anya set, it could even come with a monkey too, how cute would that be?! Perfect for some cheeky 'couple' cards if you ask me! ;)

Sprytebyrd said...

Ah... beautiful cards! Have a great time at CHA - think of the memories!!

With Valentine's coming up, I think a Lovey Ian.. maybe with flowers and a big heart box of chocolates...

Oh, I like Kristy's idea of Rockstar Ian...

Oh, and a snowboard Ian would be cool...

So many fantastic ideas from the girls before me....

would LOVE to see Biker Ian (& Biker Chic Anya, too!)

Mary said...

Good luck at CHA. I think that there needs to be dressy Ians.

hugs
Mary

Gabby said...

Can you believe I'm still at a toss up if I can make it or not? AND I LIVE 15-20 MINUTES AWAY!!! I'm not great with the whole social stuff...I have social anxiety...but some of my girls are flying in and would love to get together with them...then I would LOVE to meet both you and Jess! ACK! If I do end up going...I'll need a serious doze of Valium or Xanax...LOL! Crossing my fingers!

Gabby said...

Oh and DUH...I think the next Ian should be a rocker Ian with a guitar. :D

BTW...hope you haven't forgotten me! :( I haven't been much active with TGF or CA&F and I miss y'all!

Erin said...

Backpacker/Hiker Ian, and another small set to go with Dorothy of the Tin Man, Lion, and Scarecrow.

Loz (Aus) said...

good luck at CHA... not real sure what that is(!) but I sure wish I could go!! I think Dressy Ian would be great, and some mentioned a Nerdy version... He'd be adorable!

Jacilynn said...

a super hero ian. Good luck at CHA

Crafty Jenn said...

CHA!! How exciting! Hope you're feeling better Marie and that your gitters simmer down.

I'd like to see some more My Guy-Sprouty-ish Ians. Let me see his eyes! Or maybe a Military Ian? That'd be way cool so I could send cards to my Brother overseas.

Lisa B said...

I think Ian should be a mechanic! Someone gotta fix all of those tractors down on the farm!!

~*Joni said...

Oooohhh CHA! Watch out, here comes the farm! lol! It will be just wonderful, how awesome to debut the hottest company out there!!
I think that Ian should be a painter. Wouldn't that be fun to color in a palette? ;)

beadz said...

Fishing Ian

Country Mouse said...

How about Tennis Ian? or a Teen Ian...wearing headphones and jamming out!:) Love all the card samples!!!

RiNNE said...

The next Ian should be a geeky, computer tech!!!!

Have fun at CHA! And yes, Jessica is wonderful!

Elena said...

Congratulations on the CHA debuting soon! Everything will go fine, Marie! But I understand your feelings.
Love adorable cards!
To the question - maybe Ian Professor (teacher), Pilot (something with airplane), Ian Builder, Ian Gardener, love idea with Prince too, Ian Taxi Driver, Ian playing golf and Ian Cool Motobike Rider!

Sinihilkka said...

Ian should be... hunting! That would be perfect stamp for certain people.

saris pysselblogg said...

I must say that it was really fun 2 c my own card listed here... Thanx 2 a scrapping and cardmaking pal I found out... otherwise I wouldn't have had a clue...

Jen Shults said...

Oooh, thank you so much for featuring my card. :D I'd love to see some dressier My Guy Ians and maybe some punkier ones too.