Thursday, April 1, 2010

TGF Cares...

Hello and welcome back!

Before we get into the Charity Card drive and even MORE beautiful samples from the DT, congrats to MICHELLE!   You were the random winner chosen from Sandra's blog and you WIN "Get Well!"!!!  Please email Jess to claim your prize :)  Congrats!

It's also an EXCITING release day as The Greeting Farm is being featured in SCRAPSTREET MAGAZINE!   Check us out HERE and make sure you leave ScrapStreet some love as we are SO grateful to them for featuring us!!!

It's TGF RELEASE DAY and there's NO April Fool's joke here when we say that ALL NEW RELEASES are now available in the TGF Store!   We hope you've enjoyed our previews this week and are SO excited to welcome Get Well by Marina Neira, Stamping Anya, Eric, Dee Dee, and Oliver/Amelia "Buddies" to the TGF Family of rubber!   Today is a GREAT day and we're so happy you're along for the ride!

Today we are also excited and honored to announce the 1st "TGF Cares" Charity Card Drive.   This is something that TGF has been wanting to do for a long time and we have finally been able to put together a card drive for a cause very close to our hearts.  A few years ago, Jessica was introduced to a family who was only a few weeks away from losing their two-year old daughter, whose name was also Jessica.    Through this terrible tragedy, the family couldn't say enough about how wonderful the Ronald McDonald House was to them, specifically the one near the Fairview Children's Hospital near Minneapolis, MN.  (please see Jessica's blog for more on this touching story and how TGF customers can help put a smile on the faces of many in need of them!)

There are so many sick children whose families do nothing short of moving mountains for these kids to help them get well.   Not only is it important to lift the spirits of these courageous children, but also the families-the parents, siblings, and relatives during all of the emotional ups and downs of a child's fight for life.

TGF is proud and honored to be collecting cards that will go to the RMH in Minneapolis as well as the Fairview Children's Hospital, parents, and siblings of these petite patients during the long and brave journey of theirs.  Be sure to stop by the TGF BLOG today for complete details on this special contest close to our hearts.
Here's the details:

*This contest will run all month long.  Today, 4/1/10 through 4/30/10.  ALL ENTRIES must be POSTMARKED by 4/30/10 to qualify for any prizes/recognition.

*There will be 4 prizes total.  ONE GRAND PRIZE and three First prizes. Here's how it will work:

For every 5 cards sent in, you will receive ONE entry for the prize drawings.  So for this contest, much like the PP Olympics, the more you create the more chances you have to win, but in the end, all entries will go into a hat and Random winners will be drawn to give more people a chance to win :)   We will keep track of how many entries you're alloted based on the cards you upload in the Galleria, which brings us to our next point:

You will have all month long to upload your cards to the TGF GALLERIA>CONTESTS/CHALLENGES>TGF CARES.   You must, with the EXCEPTION OF SENTIMENTS, use ONLY TGF Stamps on any and all qualifying cards.

Please SEND IN ALL CARDS AT ONCE.   When you are ready to mail your cards, please email Jessica for the address/contact info.

Please read the QUALIFYING stamp criteria carefully above, thank you!

The inside of your card should say something generic,  as we don't know if your card will be going to the child or family member/sibling.

Here's an example of what I will be writing in the inside of my cards:

"Thinking of you and sending lots of well wishes on your journey..."
~Jessica from Nashville, TN
on behalf of TGF Cares Card Drive

Of course ,you can tweak that as you wish, just as long as you get the general idea!  

And now...for what's up for grabs:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER will take home the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE plus (1) 4x6 in stock set of choice PLUS a surprise gift (it's a big one,  trust us!)

3 FIRST PRIZE winners will choose 2 IN-STOCK 4x6 sets of their choice EACH!

We hope that our first ever TGF CARES card drive is a huge success and can't thank you enough for wanting to be a part of it.
Last but not least, here are some more adorable samples from our DT USING LOTS of our APRIL RELEASES to inspire your creativity and get those juices flowing to send out some SWEET cards for kids and families who could really use a smile...







..and our CRITTER CREW....




That's it for today, but be sure to check out the sweet little samples over on the Club Anya and Friend's blog too...and there's another chance to WIN something there today!

Jessica and the DT gang :)


Shaela said...

can't wait to participate in the card drive! And the samples from the DT are awesome - LOVE the mug!! Definitely casing that one, haha

Susie Sugar said...

Fantastic Card and super stamps really love them all
Hugs Susie xx

GobeaGirl said...

I can't wait to get going on the card drive either. Great cards as always. Love it. Lisa

Leanne said...

Wonderful idea!
Great DT projects!

Renie said...

I am so excited to make cards for a GREAT cause!

Marsha said...

The examples from the DT with the new TGF stamps are so great ! I especially like the ones with the cat and the dog ;-)


the paper bug said...

The DT's cards are awesome! I especially love Kim's mug! What a great idea. ;)

I can't wait to participate!


donna mikasa said...

so proud that TGF is hosting a card drive!
what a great cause, and it's wonderful to include
family members who are often forgotten.

JenRaff said...

What a great idea! I love the idea of families getting a personal note of support from somebody when they need it most.

MommaJess said...

this is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing the cards with us along with the challenge details.

KanataNewf said...

The DT samples are just great - and the card drive is just such an amazing idea.