Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hello Hello

Greetings and welcome to a brand new year Stamper friends! I trust everyone was well and happy and got lots of stamping done! I also wanted to thank everyone for a supportive and enthusiastic release party! Thanks to Jess, our fabulous Creative Coordinator and the DT for the awesome 12 days of Xmas challenges! That was waaaay fun wasn't it? The best thing about that was that we saw some new faces that participated and that's always something to be cheery about! What a way to ring in the New Year!

Congrats to ANGELA http://inmyquiettime.blogspot.com/
She's the random winner of the 12 days and she wins the entire Jan release! Angela, contact us so we can send out your prize package. We are FLOOREd that we had about 70 participants from each of the 12 days sketch challenges and will definitely keep in mind that you {heart}TGF sketches!  Thank you SOOO much for your participation! Also, the New year's challenge Winners have now been posted at CA&F Thanks!

There are a few changes this year and I'll just recap some of them if case you have not already known about. <-- is that correct grammar?

  • CLUB ANYA & FRIENDS! The new and fabulous Challenge Blog! Because of the popularity of our other series, Anya has graciously agreed to share her spotlight with our other dear images. Thanks Anya! If you haven't already, grab this badge and slappity slap it on your blog!


  • ONCE A MONTH: Remember back in the day when life was simple and TGF only had one release a month? Yep, we are returning to the good ol days. As fun as it was to have two releases a month, we thought it would be easier on us and your wallets if we focused on just one incredible release a month. But don't worry, we'll still have little surprises through the month, I'm sure of it!
  •  PRICE CHANGE: You probably noticed this already but here it is again. All single stamp prices are now $8.
  • DT CALLS:  We are currently no longer having gardener calls and have added some of our previous gardeners to our Farmers DT. But because of this, we will be giving out more guest spots!
  •  OLIVER & AMELIA : New friends to the farm! You caught a brief glimpse of these new cuties and their debut set 'Happy Day' you had a chance to grab the limited presale on the 1st. If you ordered them, they are already on their way to you! They will officially be available to the public March 1st!


 All I have to say is that I am super glad to be back and I am totally looking forward to sharing this year with all of you. We have sooo much new stuff in the works and it's killing us not to show it to you right this second! We will resume our weekly digi giveaway tomorrow. So stop by to see what it is. Love you all! Let's have a great year!

Today's question is: Any new New Year's resolution?

My biggest resolution this year is to make it the best TGF year yet with great new designs and projects to share with everyone. And also to stamp more. hehe.

48 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

hahaha do I have to stop at just one resolution. I have many but the most important one is to play more with my kids.
mwah
Trace

PS Welcome back Marie. Yes we loved the sketches.

Lilian said...

Happy 2010! Loving the new images but I really missed out on Oliver and Amelia (I kept wondering why they didn't show up beafore I realised I missed it by a day!) sigh. March con't come fast enough.

Congratulations to Angela!

New year resolution... I would like to try and make cards everyday as much as I can.... lol!

Kris said...

Welcome back Marie!! Congrats to Angela!! what a wonderful win! =D the 12 days of sketches was so much fun and it was an amazing ride through the gallery looking at all the beautiful creations... new year's res --> get more sleep! LOL... hugs, Kris

Sheng said...

My new year's resolution is to take as many pictures of my little boy as possible. they grow up so quick that I might never have the chance to get that special moment.

Pascale said...

Congratulations Angela enjoy your prizes. I am loving all the changes that are happening Marie keep those gorgeous stamps coming is all I can say. New Years resolutions are too many to mention. One of them is to enjoy crafting as much as I have since I joined blogland 18 months ago. Happy New Year Hugs Pascale

Kristy Young said...

Yay congrats Angela! Angelas work is amazing and everyone should make sure they check out her gorgeous creations!
I LOVED all the sketches soo much fun, Im actually a little bored now I have nothing to do heheh. Cant wait for each month and the new releases, I grabbed the Oliver and Amelia YAYYAy.
Kristy

Craftyanny said...

Happy 2010 girls
My reolutuion is to use up all the paper stash I've accumulated before I buy some more but it won't last long there are too many enablers out there in blog land lol
hugs
Anne x

Sammi said...

Congrats Angela!
Yes - the sketches were FUN! Thanks :D
Looking forward to March as I missed the gorgeous Oliver and Amelia (could not get myself up at 2am - lol).
mmm.. resolve to craft more, blog more and lose more weight!
Looking forward to this year with TGF
xxx

Loz (Aus) said...

I'm lucky to stick to the shopping list at the supermarket let alone a year long resolution!! lol! But... sticking with tradition, I'd love to enjoy more time with my family, get healthy (there's a new one!) and naturally, buy heaps of stamps!

vicmbee said...

congratz Angela.... Happy New Year I try not to make resolutions that way I won't break it.. lol! I just love the new stamps and can't wait to see what TGF has instore for us..

Rachel said...

Welcome back Marie! I'm not too big on resolutions, I usually just have some general goals and stuff. I just want to keep doing well in school and juggle my responsibilities :D And of course, expand my TGF stamps, LOL!

Jenn Borjeson said...

No resolutions for me - my goal is always to lose weight, but I enjoy sitting, stamping,and snacking too much... hee hee

Thanks again for the fun challenges!

Lynda Nielsen said...

A Big Congratulations to Angela! I hope you enjoy your prizes. They are just darling!
Welcome back Marie!!! =)
You mean you seriously want a new years resolution from me? Hmmmm, I really want to get all my stamps and craft area re-organized, into a more simple and time efficient manner. Easy to just grab, Use, and put back away! I started already but it's going to take some time - hmmm, and money! LOL
Great Big Hugs,
Lynda

Sinihilkka said...

Not really, but I'm trying to cut down stress :( Maybe then I would sleep better and have more enthusiasm and time for crafting.

Renie said...

My New Year's resolution is to get my house in better order. Many things just need to be organized.


Love the new stamps!

Jessica said...

so excited for what TGF has in store for this year! I want to do more fun stamping and try to update my blog more often (it's been a looooooong time and I'm so behind!).

Leanne said...

Happy New Year everyone! Congratulations to Angela! She rocked all the sketches!
My New Years resolution? To stamp more and try to update my blog more often.. Oh yea and get some sleep....

have a great day!!!

Jessabells said...

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Oliver and Amelia are really cute! I have no resolutions. I don't make them.

Annie said...

Congrats, Angela!

hmm, my resolution for 2010 is...to make at least one card a day and make a post on my blog every day...

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Congrats Angela! The 12 days were so much fun and I loved browsing through the gallery to see what all the fans of the farm created.

New Year's resolutions: Do more fun things with my family, get organized, and be on time with birthday cards.

GobeaGirl said...

My New Years resolution is to be happy. Not stress over every little thing..lol...Like that will happen. Have a great day, Lisa G

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

My resolution is to write more fiction this year.

This is the first I've seen the Oliver and Amelia since I had a bit of a hectic New Year's. I just wanted to say that I love them, especially his dinosaurs!

This N That said...

I love oliver and amelia. How perfectly adorable! You all are amazing artists!

My resolution is to get motivated. In general. I can be overly lazy, so hopefully I can get with it this year!

Ori said...

Happy 2010, more power to you.

New resolution?
I hope I really do my resolution this year :-D

Love the sketches

Angela said...

I had so much fun doing all the sketches!! I loved seeing what everyone else created also!! I can't believe I won!! I can't wait to play with Amy's new Wild Sprouts!!
I usually don't make any new year resolutions!!! But I always have goals that I make for myself or tell myself that I am going to do or try to do better. Like spend more time with my husband and children! Quite always second guessing myself. Try to find more me time(Crafting Time that is)!!! Get more sleep!! THe list just goes on and on!! Maybe I will get one of these right this year!
Thanks again for the chance to play along!!! I had a blast!!
Glad you are back Marie!!
Hugs,
Angela

Heidi Brawley said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Missed you!! I am thinking a resolution I am trying to stick to is to not cuss much!!!! Hmmm.......
Hugs, Heidi

Donna said...

My New years resolution is to get the nerve to Submit at least one card for a publishing call. Maybe I will get lucky and good enough to be selected.

KymKreates said...

My new years resolution is to be thankful for what I have been given in the past before I ask for more in the future and of course lose about 50 lbs.
KymKreates

BishopsMommie said...

yay!! angela..congrats girl..whoo hoo

Carol said...

My new years resolution is to relax more and not be so wound up about the little things - life is too short!

Welcome back and Happy New Year to all!

Erin said...

Resolutions never work, so why stress over it. If any I would say to save more money.

resmith said...

This year I would like to get more organized and get many unfinished projects done.

Mary said...

Happy 2010! Love the new stamps and can't wait to get my hands on them in March! New year's resolution? Well, I had a bunch. But my biggest crafting resolution was to try new techniques.

hugs
Mary

Maylee said...

O my, Oliver and Amelia is so cute!

My resolution: get more excercise in and use all the stamp supplies I've purchased. : )

Jenny said...

Congrats to Angela! I had so much fun with the 12 days of sketch. My New Year's resolution is to get more organize and at least make one card a day. I'll try my best.
I just love the new set of stamps and can't wait to see more of them.

Roxie said...

My New Years Resolution is to get Healty and Organized. I try every year and loose things when I organize.

WickedPixie said...

Yeah Angela!!
Yep, we LOVED the sketches! It really helped get me past the blahs!
Resolutions - let my daughter see Mommy's fun side more often, and concentrate on stamping with the stamps I love! :-)Traci

MommaJess said...

My resolution is to spend more time doing things for myself. That means crafting.

BTW, I love Oliver and Amelia. They are great and I am sad I missed the pre-sale. Sucks not having internet at home.

Ruthie said...

So many...to be more consistent and try harder at everything! Consistency is sadly lacking I think in most areas of my life!

Rx

Crafty Num Nums said...

The new images are o cue!!! hey remind me of my nieces and nephews, soo cool.

I usually dnt do the Ne Yers resolution thingy, it ways seems to go out e window the first week, lol!!! But this year I am REALLY going to focus and crating and mailing out cars to people. I have been soo bad about thisandit is really startig to get to me. Wish me luck!!!!

Angie said...

I have a couple things I want to work on this year, but I'm leery on calling them actual "resolutions" because they are things I want to do for the rest of my life, not just this year. The main one is to be nicer to my family. Sounds bad, but I need to not let all my frustrations out on them! I love them MOST so I should show them that! Also, I want to spend more time on my hobbies. They make me feel good and help me stay sane, so I NEED them more! I think I will be nicer if I do this... it's a win-win! Welcome back Marie! Happiest of New Year's to you! I am super happy and excited about the new year for TGF and I am loving the changes!

JenRaff said...

Happy New Year, Marie! Hope your holidays were wonderful! :)
No resolutions -- I never think about them anyway.

Kristyn said...

oliver is so precious!

new year res: walk 1-2 miles every day (um I'll get started tomorrow...oops)

CreaRenata said...

My new years resolution is to loose some weight. (again!)LOL
And ofcourse spend more time in my crafting area!

Stampi said...

mine is to get creative with my stamps and scrap supplies once a day no matter what...

Jodi C. said...

My resolution is a must in our small home, to be organized. Crafty wise... it is to find a design team match for me.

itsabrt said...

Enjoying my family more and to Make more cards!!! Beth aka BR-T

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I'm loving all the changes and enjoyed at least trying to do all 12 sketches. Jess does an incredible job coordinating all the activities and DT. That girl has endless amounts of enthusiasm and energy! Being a Guest DT for TGF is on my DREAM LIST! Hint hint!

Hugs,
Lisa