Monday, April 12, 2010

TGF Testimonials & Reviews

Hi Friends!

We'd love to hear what you think of us! Post your comments and reviews about the Greeting Farm here! If you are reviewing a specific product, please remember to include the product name in comments! 

Thank you for all your support! We strive to bring you great products for your creativity!

46 comments:

Marsha said...

I really love all your stamps :-D but my favourite are digi's ;-) The Stamping Anya is the first rubber stamp I bought from TGF, maybe I will buy some more in the future ...

I would like it if you would use some more dogs in your stamps ;-)

Marsha (a big TGF fan from the Netherlands)

♥Rach♥ said...

I am a self-professed stamp snob and the first time I saw TGF stamps I said "I NEED them all!". The rubber stamps are of very high quality and stamp perfectly, while the digital stamps have no blurred edges no matter how big you size them. TGF offers a large and unique product line that constantly adds new adorable characters.

I sound like an advertisement, don't I? lol My honest thoughts though!

Susie Sugar said...

I love EVERYTHING!!! about The Greetings Farm
I love the rubber stamps best
Don't get me wrong I love the digi's too, but L just got a thing for TGF rubber !! lol
Hugs Susie xx

Shaela said...

I admired TGF from afar until the day Marie gave away the Hero Ian stamp set to anyone with active military in the family. Those were my first TGF stamps, but I was so impressed I soon ordered many more! And now i'm hooked, haha. Although the rubber is fabulous quality and the images are fun, I find it difficult and annoying trying to cut through the rubber AND EZ mount to trim the stamps. I would prefer if the rubber were bare, or if the stamps were die cut. For now, I usually try and peel off the mounting foam, trim the rubber, then place it on the foam again and cut it out with my hot knife.

Although I like the option of digi images (cheaper and I don't have to wait for them to ship!), I have had a lot of problems using TGF digis. Not all the time, but sometimes the downloads don't work, or the resolution of the image is too low and it prints out grainy. I would love to know that digi stamps would eventually be rubber. Like, have a stamp in digi format only for say, 6 months. Then it is retired as a digi and is released in rubber. I think this would satisfy both kinds of stamping enthusiasts - and if I loved the image, i'd probably buy the digi cuz I didn't want to wait, and then buy the rubber because I will ALWAYS prefer rubber! :)

Stampi said...

Shaela if you have trouble cutting through the rubber. Try the scissors from Stampin up specifically for cutting rubber stamps. They work great.

Kim Yu said...

Rubber, digi...LOVe all TGF stamps! They are great in every way! Keep it up!

Karin said...

I have the tonic and SU scissors for cutting rubber, and still have some troubles with cutting the rubber on the cling. I do it, but it really hurts my hands. So I'd love to get the stamps bare rubber OR precut also. AND i want the digi's to become rubber stamps also, because i love some of the digi's, but i don't own a printer myself, so they're hard to use for me...

Next to that i do LOVE TGF stamps offcourse! But I found 1 thing bothering me; the cling from the older stamps is different than from the newer ones. Some newer stamps (or sets) are less cling on, especially on ez-mount storage sheets. So I had to store all my stamps in empty cd-cases instead of a large binder because they kept falling of the sheets...

XOXO
Karin

Lorraine said...

i love them both the digis i find easy to use no problems yet and rubber alike must get more rubber though not got many TGF ROCKS!!!

Caz said...

I have been a huge TGF fan since the very beginning. I love the way you draw, the images are clean, simple and such a pleasure to colour. I love that the are so interchangeable...something I rarely see with other stamps. The quality and customer service is also first class. I have recently become addicted to digi's and love that they can be printed in larger sizes which is fantastic if you are asked to make a large A4 card.

I look forward to seeing what comes next.
Caz
x

Tasha said...

I love TGF stamps, they are my go to stamps and certainly my favourite.
The best part of TGF is customer service and the behind the scenes team. I live in the Uk and i can honestly say have always received my stampswithin a week - some UK based companies dont even ofer that service.
If ever i need help or have a query both Marie and Jess have been quick to offer help and that is amazing. Team that with brilliant design Teams that offer tips and advice on how to get the most out of your stamps and its a winning combination!
I love the stamps the most i like that there are all different characters but i also love they are from the same family, and look alike so you can pair them together, ie put sprouts with Ians etc. It all marries so well.
And the cherry on the cake?...being part of this TGF community...ive made some fab friends and its just such an honour...who would have thought a stamp company could give you that?

love tasha xx

Stacey said...

I love the fact that you have both rubber and digital. Some are really cute, but it is cheaper to get them in digital if I don't want rubber. But some I just have to have in rubber though! And your rubber is very thick. I think it is great!

Kate said...

I lOVE your Stamps. They are all so cute. I am slowly but surely trying to buy them 1 by 1. well Maybe 3 at a time :}

CraftyDee said...

I'm a big fan of the Anya/Ian and Wild Sprouts series! Absolutely adore them, the rubber is great quality, the images are crisp, love the new packaging with the card insert. Orders take a little over a week to reach me (in Europe) so no complaints there either.

Because I can't work with digis I would LOVE to see more digis turned into rubber! Personally I have no problems cutting my images, though I agree it's not the easiest thing to do, I wouldn't want the prices to go up due to having the stamps die cut. I'm very excited about the Roll Call kit and I hope there will be more like that in the future.

Also the website and blogs are fantastic, there are many challenges and TGF is SO generous in offering prizes and giveaways!

My only suggestions are:
1)I'd like to see an idea box on the website, where we can submit ideas for new Anya's/Ians etc and requests for digis we NEED to see in rubber :)
2)A catalog would be fantastic!! I mean an online catalog, holding ALL images, including the old ones. That way you can see which ones you are missing and try to complete your collection.

Carol said...

I started out stamping using stamps that I thought I loved from another company...then a friend turned me on to TGF. The prices are very reasonable, the shipping is fast! And you guys are very reliable. I follow the blog daily, and love that you are consistent on your posting. That is important to me as I have short memory and tend to lose site. I get email updates which I LOVE! I have yet to win anything btw! lol j/k

I Love the fact that your stamps come with cling rubber, I can just stamp and go and I love that about the rubber. I have turned into a total Digi Addict though. Instant gratification is awesome! I have never had a problem downloading or printing.

You guys are always trying to improve, so at this point I have no suggestions.

Kristy Young said...

I love everything about TGF from their FABULOUS rubber stamps, to the fun challenges, giveaways and the two amazing ladies who do it all.
Kristy xx

Stampi said...

oh boy here it is...
I love all the stamps and digi images from this wonderful company. The Greeting farm and all its creative staff, product, wonderful blogs, and the gallery have brought me endless hours of creative stamping bliss. I have never been dissatisfied with any product I have purchased or used. Maria has been kind and beyond generous with her fans, followers, and customers. I am proud to have a huge collection of The Greeting Farm stamps. Best of all TGF keep putting out more fresh, vibrant, and unique images all the time. Keeping the customers happy and busy creating new treasures all the time. I love that the rubber images are on cling foam. This makes them easier to stamp with and achieve a sharp image and are easier to store. The digi images are wonderful for doing creative projects that just can not be achieved with the one size rubber stamp. I never was a fan of digi images until TGF showed me how rocking a image you can manipulate in size can be...Keep the farm rocking...and I'll never stop shopping...love you all.

Trish
Stampi

Lilian said...

I love your stamps! Always have since the beginning when you only had Princess Anya, Nurse Anya and Angel Anya... I was begging for more. They were always out of stock too! lol!

I love the cute style, clean lines and coloring ability factor. You just *have* to color these cuties when you see them. I am so happy you have branched out to the Miss Anyas, Wild sprouts .... and finally to digi. The only downside for me with regards to digi is the hit and miss of smearing inks when I color. So with that, I prefer rubber and will wait till some digis are made into rubber - Seasonal fairies (hint hint) :)

GobeaGirl said...

As you know I just started to use rubber stamps this last August, and the Greeting Farm was one of the first stamp blogs and stores that I found. Oh my, I did not realize at the time that all stamps are not created equal. I just love how well your stamps stamp. They are always so clear and they are just the cutest I have come across. I also enjoy the fact that I always get my orders in a timely manner and you are always so sweet when I am just to dumb to get my digi stamps to work. I can not say enough good things about The Greeting Farm. I love you guys as your products. Thanks for all the you do. Hugs, Lisa G

Gwen said...

What do I love about TGF...Soooo much! The images, the quality, the customer service, the amazing challenges and gallery to showcase all of our work. TGF really cares about all of their crafty followers and customers. The give aways are fantastic. I really love how the customer opinions are taken into consideration when creating new images and sets. You ladies ROCK the crafting industry!

Your DT Coordinator is a personality that shines brightly its positive and loving light on everything that it touches. You are all BLESSED to have JESSICA with you. She is an amazing woman, mother, wife, friend and designer. The rest of the DT are outstanding in each and everything they do too.

Now...Marie...WOW!!! You are such a fresh artistic talent and I am impressed by your work. Everything you do is something I can see on one of my projects. That is always a good thing...

I'm a total TGF ADDICT and I'm not ashamed to admit it...hehehe. I think my favs are the Wild Sprouts or the Cheeky LE, oh wait...love those Anaya and Ian Sets...Okay, I LUV them all!

Smiles!
Gwen

P.S. I think the new blog look is downright tee-riffic!

WickedPixie said...

I LOVE all TGF stamps!! Reading some of these other comments, I have to throw my 2 cents in. Please, Please, Please do not consider selling the rubber with no foam! I hate unmounted rubber and I have a few companies that I love the images so I buy them that way and then mount them myself and it is such a pain and extra expense. I have had NO problems cutting through the rubber and foam and I love them that way! :-)Traci

Rosie said...

I am a huge lover of TGF stamps! The images are fun to color and they stamp perfectly! It's great that you offer rubber and digital (although I usually prefer to have the rubber due to fears of my computer crashing).

I also love that the rubber stamps are clings because I use acrylic blocks and acrylic stamps. It makes storage so much easier! I wish that the rubber stamps were already pre-cut (like the new scrapbooking set that was released). I like the clean lines of the pre-cut stamps (my cutting isn't that great).

I also love the fact that you have so many freebies and opportunities to win free stamps. Very few companies offer as many chances to win! Keep up the great work! Rosemary

faithnme said...

i have been a fan of TGF ever since I first came across them,,,., I love them all.I am still learning how to color and cut them... I am alos a BIG fan of the DIGI i have had NO problem printing and being able to color them... I stamped one of my Dressy Anya and my daughter could not nell the difference she thought it was a "digital" until I showed her the rubber.. I LOVE THEM ALL

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

TGF is my favourite stamp company because the stamps are really high quality, adorable and easy to alter. I'd prefer if all the stamps were designed by Marie because I like her designs best (or designed so that they look like Marie's work e.g. the Sprout design competition last year). I'd like to have releases twice a month like before because I love the sneak peeks and DT projects. Also it felt like you were releasing more stamps.

montygonza said...

I love TGF stamps, the customer service is wonderful. I love all the stamps as Rubbah as while I like digis I find Stamps are easier. I would love to see a suggestion box or more polls as they are fun and confidential so to speak. I would love to see more flowers, animals, and nature. I am not a fan of the movie based stamps and digis eg twilight and Alice in Wonderland.

I loved the Fairy range they were awesome.
Amanda

donna mikasa said...

Great stamps, great company! Love your challenges, and your new online store rocks! All this plus great customer service--what's not to love?

Molly Joly said...

I received the Spotlight kit in the mail and tore into it last night and inked it up. All I can say is, When is the next one coming out???? LOVE it!

ninasanangel said...

Just had to leave a note to say I 'fell for' TGF stamps when I first was looking at promarkers and copics on the internet and came across a video on youtube of someone colouring one. I have never looked back.

Not only are the images adorable and there is a big selection to choose from but Marie and everyone at TGF are so helpful and kind. I think all the competitions you run are great and unique and your giveaways are unlike any other company I know! You are very generous!! XX

Fika said...

I really love your stamps, my fave is Anya, Ian, WS, Cheeky Cherry.. I love your digi too.. and your unique challenge.. like team challenge, relay challenge.. you're very generous too.. Keep up the good work!! And all the best for the new store! LOVE it!! :)

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

I LOOOOOOOVE everything about The Greeting Farm. The stamps are top quality and I like the balance of rubber and digis. I also do like that the stamps are cling mounted. I've had no problem cutting mine out with the Tonic scissors.

The biggest and best thing the Farm does is keep the customers engaged and envolved in its evolution as a company. The ideas, costumer service, and DT are just top notch.

Yes, I'm a proclaimed TGF addict.

Lucky_Ink said...

Hello,

I have a couple of things to discuss/ask...

1. Digis. I am not very TIF, PDF, ZIP, or any other type of file friendly. So instructions on how to open it, how to print it, what to open it with, how to change sizes, etc. etc. would be great.

2.When I print a digi and try to color with copic, the ink runs. So I prefer rubber stamps.

3. You stated once, that there are way too many images to introduce. You said that you would have an image a day. Well how about it?
Maybe if you introduce several images per week, it would keep all of us shopaholics shopping. I cruise TGF every day and several times a day. I go to the Gallery for inspiration, blog for possts and challenges and website for shopping. The clearance section hasn't changed in a very long time. (I have started gifting your stamps, so I like to get a discount once in a while)

4. In other words, I want more! more of everything, because I love you and Anya so much!!!

Tanya Rudd said...

You have the best stamps for coloring and for cutting out to pop up the image and add dimension.

Hugs
Tanya

Sony said...

WHAT I LOVE:
1)first of you all you guys!!! You are so kind and fun - it's awesome to hang out here!
2)All your stamps of course but especially the O&A, Anya and WS Series (LOOVE THE WS).
3)Your new website - it's absolutely delish!

ONLY CON:
When I first discovered TGF I have to admit I was really overwhelmed with all the things you have going on and it took me quite some time to find my way around. I've heard the same critique from other people as well...especially in regards to the Gallery. I've even heard people say they love your stamps but won't play (or buy more) because it's all too confusing.
Is there a way you can make the gallery a bit simpler and more user friendly?


SOME SUGGESTIONS:
1) Could you add some more background elements/props to your WS and Anya series so we can create scenes and stuff? That would be ROCK 'N' ROLL!!! PPLLLEEEEEAAAASSEEE!!!
2) Kinda along the same line as 1) but can you guys come out with a few more bigger sets like Me Time Anya?
3) What about CLEAR Stamps some time in the future? They take up less room and are so much easier to use if you need to line sth up perfectly.

Thank you SOO much for always asking us what we'd like!! You guys are SO KIND and CREATIVE!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!! (If I only had a job to pay for all the goodies I want) :)

twinkles11 said...

I saw one of your digi images on another blog. I quickly came by to check it out and got some digis and I am serious hooked. I eventually bought some rubber stamps and love those too. I think your images are the 'bees knees' they are so cute and stamp so well. The characters are so adorable i just love them. keep up the good work :)

JenRaff said...

What do I love about TGF? EVERYTHING! You have the most amazing sets of stamps ever! Your customer service knows no bounds! You blog and Ca&F's blog are updated constantly and are FUN! Love looking at the gallery for fresh ideas! We can see how you take your customer's ideas and really use them which is so awesome!
For anyone who has trouble cutting the rubber with the backing, try the Cutco sewing scissors -- they are fantastic and cut through anything!
I love rubber stamps -- I just don't get the same great clear images with so many of the clear stamps.
I have eventually accumulated digi stamps and have finally learned some tricks to use them with copics but still prefer rubber!
Your contests are always fresh and fun and even if I don't get to participate, the entries are so much fun to look at.
I could go on and on and will probably think of more once I send this but just know that YOU ROCK THIS FARM, MARIE!!!! We love you!!!

Silly Stamper said...

From the first time I saw The Greeting Farm, I have been in love. The images are fun, easy to color, to cut out & fun to alter. This is the only company where I consistently want nearly every stamp that is released, be it rubber or digi.
Kudos on shipping- I live on the east coast and I always get my rubber stamps within 2-3 days from ordering. This is faster than any other company I've tried, and when I order my stamps- I want them ASAP. Your company is AWESOME!

Thanks
Michelle

Vicky said...

Hi there I'm new to stamping but 1 of the first stamps I brought was a TGF stamp, I love them & I've not long brought dressy miss anya(I think thats the right name lo like I said I'm very new) Anyway I was having a look for some more TGF stamps & I found this site, WELL I'M IN MY GLORY & even more so since I now know you do TGF digi stamps too....WOW 5th HEAVEN or what!!! Keep up the great work all your stamps are GREAT. Take care
Hugs Vicky

papergirl1107 said...

Omg i am so hooked to your stamps thanks to one of my friend that send me card with one of your stamps that was last month they are so cute they make great cards just keep them coming i will be buy them all big time fan of TGF cant wait to see what come next

DeSeana said...

Okay!! I am hooked!!!! I love your stamps as well and the service has been wonderful. I was so excited to get mine in the mail. I love the variety,the cuteness of each character and I am sad for those that go out of stock but can't help but to enjoy the savings I get when one is on clearence. TGF, truly your stamps are all that. My teenage daughter loves them as well. Keep 'em coming.
-Seana

Jammie said...

If I could put into words how much I love this company, I'd be wealthy enough to purchase EVERY SINGLE STAMP AND DIGI they make!!! My cousin sent me a card with Cheekie Rockabilly on it and I have been ADDICTED to the Cheekies every since. I stamp them on EVERYTHING!!! Cards, scrapbooks, placecards, cookies, cakes, and sooooo much more. If it has a blank surface on it, it gets a Cheekie!!! The rubber you use is great, durable, crisp, makes for perfect stampking. I have SU acryllic blocks and your cling foam with the SU block is a match made in stamper heaven. I can't wait for more Cheekies! I'm 4 shy of a full set, I MUST HAVE MORE!!! Thanks for your outstanding customer service, for your creative stamps, and your generocity on the challenges, I WILL win one, someday... Love you girls!!!

AngeLikeMe said...

My first visit. Adorable stamps ~looking for my debit card... lol

Grace said...

I'm probably one of the BIGGEST greeting farm stamps fan!!!
I think I have almost all the stamps...
I've hard to search high and low for the ones that were from the pink poison (the greeting farm name, before the present TGF came about hehe) but I think I have most of them.
I was introduced initially to TGF by all the youtube fans... and I started with the digi stamps =) and when I received my first copic markers, I couldnt stop colouring & entering their blog challenges hehehe.
Marie, Ray & jess and the team are fantastic and are always there to answer all your questions, even the silly ones LOL
& this is a family run company that I love =)
so purchase 1, 2 or 70+ stamps like I have because they have great quality rubber and digi stamps that will last you through all your creating needs =)

http://sugarcards.blogspot.com/

gobeagirl said...

I just purchased the new 5X7 Anya Collage Journal.... It was in my mail box when I got home and I have to tell you "I LOVE IT"! Not only is it made out of super thick chip board, but the paper on the inside seems to be just as nice. It isn't that flimsy paper that you get in cheap little notebooks and I for one love that. I picked the Anya Collage as I thought it might be fun to color each of them as I want. Now I'm not too sure as I don't want to ruin it. lol... All in all I am very happy that I pick this up. I intend to use it as a supply book. You know a place to list my stamps, put my Collection of Washi tape in it so I know what I have. I think I am going to be a very happy lady with this. Thanks as always guys. Lisa G

Tery Lockitski said...

oh, wish i made it to your sale sooner. i've been wanting to buy your soldier ian for some time to make cards for my husband.

he ships off in january and its a shame i won't be able to get the stamp for his card.

would you let me know when it comes back in stock? hope to hear from you guys soon. thanks so much!

lupe terry cookiemonster7758@yahoo.com said...

I just got my magical bean set of stamps...I can't wait to play with them....I remember the first stamp I got was rock n roll anya...I think that's what it's called...Lol! I've made many cards with that stamp too...it's the one where anya is holding a guitar similar to the new one of Ian with a guitar....I. so do need that one now too.... I love the greeting farm stamps because they're so high quality ...im really happy right now!!!!! = )

lupe terry cookiemonster7758@yahoo.com said...

I just got my magical bean set of stamps...I can't wait to play with them....I remember the first stamp I got was rock n roll anya...I think that's what it's called...Lol! I've made many cards with that stamp too...it's the one where anya is holding a guitar similar to the new one of Ian with a guitar....I. so do need that one now too.... I love the greeting farm stamps because they're so high quality ...im really happy right now!!!!! = )

Patricia Rey said...

love your stamps are super cute