Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Easter digi freebie

I've got a freebie to share with you!!  Whimsie Doodles added a new Easter image in the "freebie" section and I made this card with it.
See ya later :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

I miss your mug TSG145

This week's There She Goes Challenge is brought to us by the Junior Trendsetters! They have challenged us to make a card or project using the sketch as inspiration.

  • To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using the sketch as inspiration and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located on this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (March 5th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
  • By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
  • You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG145 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Today my best friend is stopping by.  I haven't seen her in months so I'm kinda excited about her visit, so much so that I made her a card to tell her that I miss her.  I used the uber cute stamp set created by my friend Yoshie, it's called "Perk Up" and it's a lot of fun to play with

Don't forget to upload your card here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Winter Cricut cards

I know it's way to early for Christmas cards but these just came back to me Friday. They were published in Cricut Magazine's Dec issue and they usually hold on to them until the issue expires then the cards are sent home. The best part is that I also recieved a free issue:)
Here's the cover.
Here are my cards...
Pg 25-This one was made using the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge
Paper-Echo Park
Sentiment-Seasons of Love-Waltzing Mouse 
Pg 29-Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge
Paper-Echo Park
and the funny part is that I used tissue paper to make the white part of the medallion!! hehe
Hope you have a great week!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

sugar rush


 A-tisket a-tasket a green and yellow basket. This mini-set will be sure to please that egg-stra special person. The sentiment fonts are so whimsically fun and you’ll enjoy coloring these Easter eggs. This is a must have set.

 Egg-stra Special is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 9 stamps and will sell for $7.00.
Would you like to win the new Egg-stra Special stamp sets? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps!
The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday February 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inner child

Crayons, paint, canvass, and paint brushes are the tools of every great artist and Torico has created a set that will release our inner child. This set promises to bring out the artist in you. The darling line art in this set will having you pulling out all your favorite mediums and reconnecting to the ‚grown-up‛ artist that you are.

Every Child is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 14 stamps and will sell for $15.00.

Would you like to win the new Every Child stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps!

The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday February 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Birthdaybot blog hop

Hey everyone, and welcome to our second night of Blog Hop Challenges! Tonight, we have two new sets for you to see, so let's get started!
We have all had a loss for words…but have you ever had a loss for numbers? Torico’s new illustrated set brings the numbers to the forefront. With two sets of numbers to color, paper piece, or be creative with ink Numbered days is the set for you to send those birthday and anniversary wishes.

Numbered Days is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 37 stamps and will sell for $15.00.

Friendbots, Lovebots, Nursebots, and now Birthdaybots. Torcio has been hard at work to bring us another fabulous bot! Is this bot ever cute. What a fabulous way to send out birthday wishes to your little bot.
Birthdaybot is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 4 stamps and will sell for $7.00.
Would you like to win the new Numbered Days and Birthdaybot stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday February 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Ba Donkey Donk blog hop

Hey TSG Fans!! This month we are SUPER excited to be releasing a SUPER SECRET stamp set!! It was so secret, that even WE(the design team) didn't know about it until Friday!! Jessica asked me to design a SPECIAL stamp set inspired by the group of stampers that have gathered from all over the US and Canada, at her house this past weekend...and BOY is it PERFECT for us!!
Ba Donkey Donk is a 4x6 stamp set of 12 stamps that will sell for $15!

Our new set is called Ba Donkey Donk, and for all you snarky, tongue in cheek stampers out there, THIS is the set for you!! With three different styles of donkey's, and 9 AMAZING sentiments to go with it...really, there ISN'T an occasion you can use these for!!

Would you like to win the new Ba Donkey Donk stamp? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s, and Guest's blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday February 26th, with the winner being announced during the release party chat.
click here and start hoping 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You're the Obi Wan for me!

Happy Singles Awareness day!  I'm really excited about today because I finally get to give my hubby his Valentine present.  He's a huge Star Wars fan and so I wanted to make him something involving Star Wars that he could take to work.  So I made him a mug :)
Here's the back 
And every time his mug is empty he'll see this.
Hope you have a wonderful day today :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

She Creates her own mug

Well I've been up to something different but really fun.  I've been painting mugs.  I LOVE mugs!!  So I hung out at The Clay Cafe to paint myself a mug.  I have to admit it was fun except maybe the part about putting 3 coats of every colour for everything.  But it was a fun way to spend my afternoon.
Here's the front
Here's my moto (the back)
 and here's Mr.Sun shining up at me.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Seeing Green with Valentine Tags!!

Today I'm guest designing for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Can you believe it???  I LOVE ribbon and I was asked to guest design??
Bonnie told me that the Ribbon Club for this month's ribbon collection was green and at first I thought "oh no" green is not my thing,  I was going to really step out of my comfort zone for this one.  You know...I'm glad I did.  I found a few creative ways to use the ribbon, in ways I'd never have done.  Like the following cards, they are Valentine cards in green and white, not the usual red and pink.  I hope you like them.
 The next card uses the ribbon exactly the way is came in the package, same order, same number.  I've never used so much ribbon on a card before.  LOL. This card was inspired by Lulu.
Valentine tags digi stamps from Whimsie Doodles to make the above cards.
Now to mix it up a bit I made a carrot shaped card for Easter.  I couldn't resist using the beautiful green ribbon with the diamond pattern to make the carrot foliage.
Valentine tags digi stamps from Whimsie Doodles
Ribbon Club Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friends are so refreshing

Raise the bar is hosting a challenge this week sponsored by Whimsie Doodles.  I hope you stop by and play along with the sketch I designed.  How cool is that??  Here's my card using Whimsie Doodles stamps from There She Goes stamps called Freeze the Moment.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Out of this world

Good morning all!  I was just browsing through my on-line subscription of Cricut and realized the February edition was out.  That means I can share my cards with you.  If you checkout out my CricArt (Cricut Art) tab you'll see projects (mostly cards) that I made using only Cricut images.
This card is my favorite mainly because I was so surprised at how cool looking the robot turned out.  To be honest I love my Cricut but I hate having to load a dozen cardstocks into the machine just to make one image so I decided I was going to just use my Neenah white cardstock and cut every shape I needed all at once, then once everything was cut I coloured the different pieces with my Copics.  It was awesome to finish an image so quickly, plus add dimension and have any colour "cardstock" my copics could make.  Easy peasy!
 Here it is on page 80/81
I also used a stamp set I designed on this card called "Out of this world"
Robot-Robotz Cricut Cartridge
*hint-if you want to try colouring your Cricut pieces leave them on the sticky mat.  It's so much easier to let the mat "hold" everything still for you while you colour the image!