Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Got my The Greeting Farm stamps last night in the mail (boy, was that fast shipping) and I have SO MANY things to tell you.
You're going to have to wait, though. Because I'm playing with them before I let you see anything, LOL.

So the Greeting Farm is off my wishlist (but definitely going to order more soon), what should be my next stamp company review???

I think I might go with the, or perhaps Bombshell, but I'm interested in a few others. So what companies out there do you like? Let me know!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Making the leap!!!!

I did it! I finally did it!

What did I do?

I picked up some physical stamps from 'The Greeting Farm.' It's an online community and store that features cute stamps of girls (Anya), boys (Ian) and animals. Anyas and Ians are really hot right now--many people I follow seem to have the stamps, and there's a huge following on both the main 'The Greeting Farm' site and it's sister site, 'Club Anya.'

I bought a few of the company's digital stamps earlier this year, and while I love them, I never remember to have cardstock ready for when I want to print them out. And if I have the cardstock, forget about me remembering the file with the stamps. I just have no idea why I can't remember to bring both things with me.

But that's in the past, since I've bought some physical stamps from the company, thanks in part to their low shipping cost and their 'Farmer's Market day.' Farmer's Market Day happens on the blog, and it's the day stamps are offered at a lower price, but quantities are limited. Though I've been looking at the site and wondering which to get for a while, I knew I had to act fast. Almost before I realized it, I had these little cuties in my cart:

They looked so adorable and functional. I can see using a lot of these for different types of cards. And since the shipping for one more was only a dollar more, I had to pick up this little one:

The best part? I only spent $20. And now I'm all nervous about getting them and playing around with them, especially with the Copics. I think they'll make an awesome addition to my collection, and a great way for me to experiment with some really cute stamps. Looking through my collection, I've noticed I don't have a lot of human type stamps you can color. That's something I hope to change.

I will update you once I get the stamps, you can expect a full review. And remember,
in order to check out the Farmer's Market, you must check out their
, but you can also check out the rest of their site here.

Has anyone else had any stamps from 'The Greeting Farm'? Let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Looking for a few good reads?

If you're like me, you love to read. Actually, I probably LIVE to read. If that's the case, then you'll want to check out my new site, GG-Reads. I'll post reviews, interviews and much, much more. You can also sign up for giveaways.
More details are to follow, but this has been a long time coming. I started doing something like this a while ago, but it never ended up the way I liked it, so I've revamped a few things and think it will be very awesome.

Please join me in my reading journey, but don't worry, there's also some time for creating! Please visit me at GG-Reads today!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Try out new product!!!!

Okay, so paper is one of those things that we definitely can't live without as creative people. But one of the other things that we have to use on a regular basis is some type of adhesive.

But the question is, which one? And it's actually a pretty big question.

I love the site Glue with UHU for this reason. They allow you to test products each month, as long as you talk about the product on your blog. They have some really fun products.

The new samples are revealed at the beginning (usually around the 6th or 7th of the month, I think) of each month. You contact the very helpful staff and then a few days later you get your glue product. This month is a glue tape roller (we all know how much I LOVE tape rollers, use them nearly exclusively), and the samples tend to go out quickly, so it's best to check the site every day for the first week of the month.

But the best part is that the site also has tips and tricks and hints and projects. It's a really cool site, so you should definitely check it out. I've had very good experiences with the site, so you're getting the GothamGal stamp of approval.

Anyway, look for my review sometime next week. I'm pitting roller against roller in an adhesive battle royale. LOL.

See Ya!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Review: UHU Twist & Glue

If you hadn't already seen my review of it on Youtube, check out my video here: You Tube Adhesive video

I was blessed with a sample from of the twist&glue. It's an amazing product, and I'm not just saying it because I have some. It's amazing for all of it's functionality.

Most of us know UHU in the form of those gluesticks with the orange and pink stripes that were a staple of art classes in the 80s and 90s. They were clean, effective and wonderful. I am happy to say that in the form of Twist & Glue, UHU has retained their effective and wonderful-ness, although I had some messy problems.

I was immediately drawn to the package. It's a cool, nearly pyramid shape, but a bit round. The color is great, the yellow makes it easy to find, and the green stripe makes it pleasing to the eye. I just pulled off the cap and twisted the way the arrow on the package showed me to do. All you have to do next is flip over the bottle and lightly squeeze. Be careful because a LOT comes out. A LOT!!!! You only need a little and if you make the mistake of pressing hard, you'll end up with sticky fingers and hair and.... Well, you get the picture.

The glue dries surprisingly quickly on paper and cardboard, and I love giving an extra press to everything just to be sure. I also tested the glue on felt and cotton. While it dried on felt, it was much quicker on the cotton. According to the packaging it also glues cork, wood and is not damaged by freezing, which is lovely, and makes this glue fully functional--great for crafting, as well as being awesome for around the house uses. Keep one in your craft room and keep one in your kitchen junk drawer, just to cover all your bases.

Overall, this product earns an 'A' from me.

If you're interested in this or other UHU products and samples, visit

Catching up

Aggh!!!! This past week has been crazy, will have updates later, but I did finish Script Frenzy (which I'm not 100% happy about my script), had a busy weekend and have a bunch more things on my plate.

I've also found a few posts that I'd meant to publish last week, but didn't. In fact, I ended up keeping them as drafts and not publishing them, so be on the lookout for a few reviews and some fun stuff as well.