Friday, April 27, 2012

TSG Oh Snap


Today is our fourth and final night of new release peeks, and we are finishing up with a set that is sure to appeal to all the cardmaking, scrapbooking, camera wielding stampers out there!!
Torico’s final set this month is SURE to impress the camera hound in us all! Photography is a part of everyday life, and a growing hobby for many, and how much more FUN would it be if you had a camera like one of THESE??!! A picture truly is worth a 1000 words, and with summer vacations, graduations, and well, EVERYTHING, coming up, what a PERFECT set for the photographer in us all.  Full of cute sayings, and TONS of images to create the PERFECT card/scrapbook page/project, you really can’t go wrong!!


Oh Snap is a 6x8 set that includes 33 stamps, and will sell for $24.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

TSG Bomb diggity day 3


Our second of THREE Sets being released from Torico this month is so awesome, it’s EXPLOSIVE! Approach these SUPER CUTE girls, with their frazzled hair, with caution….they just might EXPLODE! Bombdiggity is the PERFECT set for showing JUST how excited/happy/proud you are of that special someone in your life….and it’s just FUN!
CAUTION!!---may cause you to SQUEEE due to OVERWHELMING cute-ness(or sing You Dropped a Bomb On Me…Baby, for DAYS)!!

Bombdiggity is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 24 stamps and will sell for $18 .


Would you like to win the new Bombdiggity stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges 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, April 28th, with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

TSG Sneak Peek day 2


Hey everyone!! Today is day two of this month's Blog Hop Challenges, and we have a SUPER adorable set from Torico for you today!!



Torico has cooked up a set this month that I am sure you will be DEMANDING seconds of!! Her whimsical cakes, and adorable chefs, are sure to serve up the PERFECT birthday card for ANYONE on your birthday list! She even threw in some coffee, because that’s how we at TSG ROLL….right out of bed to the coffee pot!


 A Little Treat is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 12 stamps and will sell for $15.

Would you like to win the new A Little Treat 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, April 28th, with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U R Brillant


Hey TSG Fans, and welcome to our FIRST night of Blog Hop Challenges from There She Goes!!! This month we have 4 new sets, so we will have FOUR Blog Hop Challenges!! Let's get this one started!!

 Whether making a card for a boy or girl, young or old, this set will be PERFECT for congratulating them on a job well done, or letting them know how you REALLY feel! Scientifically speaking, it’s the perfect SOLUTION.


Cutie Pi is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 14 stamps and will sell for $18.
Would you like to win the new Cutie Pi stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges 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, April 28th, with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Every month One Crazy Stamper host a challenge and this month's challenge is to create a masculine card and this little guy is just brilliant for just such a challenge!!

Vintage Birthday

Since it was my father-in-laws birthday I had to make him a card and the perfect stamp is from Bombshell Stamps called Vintage Racing.  And if your looking for some sweet "Hog" stamp sets check them out here. One Crazy Stamper's challenge this month is to make a masculine card so it worked out pretty good!!
Stamps-Vintage Racing, Banner Sayings:Bombshell Stamps
Copics-R24,14
Paper-Sailboat:October Afternoon

Monday, April 23, 2012

Out of this World

April's challenge from One Crazy Stamper is to make a masculine card and for some reason I just had to make a space card! I knew I wanted to put the moon toward the bottom and the space my in "space".  Once I put it together it seemed to be missing something, it was unbalanced and was driving me crazy!!  So my options where Saturn or Earth.  I picked Earth and tucked it behind the moon so it looked like the little Astronaught was far from home.  Now it looks balanced to me.
The stamp set is Out of this World-(Whimsie Doodles):There She Goes Clear Stamps

Paper-Incoming Transmission:October Afternoon

Friday, April 20, 2012

PSA Essentials Asian influence stamps

PSA Essentials released two new Asian themed stamp sets and I was dying to get them.  Then today I get in the mail, I love happy mail especially when it's a surprise!!  Of course I couldn't just let them sit there without at least inking them up.  Then before I knew it I had made 4 cards!  So here they are...
The lantern just screamed make a banner card!!  So I did. LOL
 Asian Images-PSA Essentials
Paper-Picadilly-Basic Grey
Ink-Sweet Leaf (green), Creme Brule (yellow) Cranberry (red) Juniper (blue)-CTMH
For the next card I used the shadow stamping technique.
1. Ink the image in yellow then stamp on scrap paper
2. Run the edge of the image onto red ink then stamp
this will create a two tone effect.
 Asian Images and words-PSA Essentials
Paper-Sunshine-My Mind's Eye
Ink-Creme Brule (yellow) Cranberry (red)-CTMH
 Asian Images and words-PSA Essentials
Tear Drop circle die-Spellbinders
Paper-Sunshine-My Mind's Eye
Ink-Juniper-(blue) Creme Brulle (yellow)-CTMH, Cocoa-Memento
Asian Images-PSA Essentials
Tear Drop circle die-Spellbinders
Paper-Sunshine-My Mind's Eye
Ink-Juniper-(blue) Creme Brulle (yellow)-CTMH, Cocoa-Memento

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some days-TSGA

Hi all! It's There She Goes Again Week. That's where we featured older stamp sets all week long, and the best part is that those sets are on sale this week!
I used LOL Tag lines for my card and I giggled the entire time I was making it.  This whole set was hilarious.
Materials
Stamps-LOL Taglines: There She Goes
Grass border punch: Fiskars
Wood grain paper-This & That Charming: Echo Park

Monday, April 16, 2012

TSG152 Dad cards

Happy Monday everyone! 
It's time for another TSG challenge! This week our challenge is brought to us by the Trendsetters! We are challenging you to make a card or project for Dad. Whether it is a gift set, scrapbook page, or card, focus on Dads of all kinds!
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Materials
Stamps-Dadisms:There She Goes
Paper-This & That Charming:Echo Park
To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project for Dad, and then go back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (April 23rd). 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 TSG152 so we can check out your beautiful work! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Oh my I've got butterflies!!

My favorite scrapbook store (scrapbooking cafe) just brought in some new dies from Memory Box and OMG I had to have them!!  Especially the gorgeous butterfly dies.  I love butterflies!! I couldn't wait to get them home. I started die cutting without any purpose, I just wanted to see how pretty they would look cut out from different papers.  Then before I started loosing any I had to put them on a card.  I ended up making 5 cards today. The best part is I used up my 6x6 paper pad and scraps.  So here are my cards....
Paper-Sunshine:Echo Park
Lace and ribbon:May Arts
Ink-Distressed Photo:Ranger
Paper-Sunshine:My Mind's Eye
Labels 4:Spellbinders
Paper-Sunshine:My Mind's Eye
Labels14:Spellbinders
Ink-Distressed Photo:Ranger

Paper-Sunshine:My Mind's Eye
Stamps-Love Story:Verve

Paper-Sunshine:My Mind's Eye
This is the card I used up my scraps on.  
How I did it
1. Take strips of scraps and glue them together.
2. Did cut the butterfly out of the card.
3. Stamp sentiment
4. Dry emboss background
 *this must be done after stamping or the stamped image won't be even.
5. Glue strips onto the back (inside of card) of the die cut butterfly. 
6. Machine stitch

Friday, April 13, 2012

PSA and BoBunny

At PSA Essentials, we know that to make a good card or a good layout, you also need really good papers, embellishments, sometimes other stamps, tools, and adhesives.  That's why we partnered today with Bo Bunny - to show you what you can do with PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps and another great crafting company.   We're doing a giveaway, too!



Here are my cards
If you are a crafter, a personalized stamp is great to stamp the back of your cards, or for bloggers, to promote your blog.   See these great examples.  This is a personalized stamp with our blog address, it's done in the Christi style.  I have one of these and I love it!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Birthday CASE challenge

This month Whimsie Doodles is hosting a "Choose your own challenge" challenge.  You have 3 options and 1 is too CASE my card.  So I figured it would be fun to CASE myself.  Here's my card. FYI I'm loving the Reverse Wonky Rectangles from Spellbinders!!
Turtle digital  image- Whimsie Doodles
Reverse Wonkey Rectangles-Spellbinders

Monday, April 9, 2012

Furry Friends and ribbon challenge

This weeks challenge over at the TSG blog is brought to us by Corinna. As you know, she is the owner ofRibbon Carousel com.! She has challenged us to use ribbon on our card or project!! The sky is the limit with ribbon, so use it however crafty way you see fit!!
As you know I have a hard time making a card without ribbon so this challenge was a piece of cake!
I used the set "Little Moments" illustrated by Torico to make these cards.
Paper-This & That:Chariming by Echo Park
Just a quick post to let you all know about a special sale at There She Goes!;)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Om is where the heart is

The closest I came to Yoga was with the Wii, maybe I'll actually join a class someday.  For now I'll have to settle for making cards.  I thought for Yoga the card needed to be clean and simple.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

SFYTT and There She Goes

There She Goes is sponsoring this month's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT)!! So we, TSG Trendsetters decided to play along with the sketch!:)
Here's my card using "Jungle Out There" by Whimsie Doodles

Here is this month's sketch.
Now, hop over to Theresa's blog to find out the details and to get more inspiration from the SFYTT sisters and the TSG Trendsetters!!

Before I leave, I just want to let you know that Candace, who is one of the TSG Trendsetter, changed her blog address and blog name. I hope you visit her new blog, Creatively Candace to follow her beautiful creations!

Friday, April 6, 2012

PSA Essentials & Nikki Sivils Blog Hop

Welcome to the Nikki Sivils and PSA Essentials blog hop!!
Couple details:
· Where to purchase PSA Essentials. We have an exclusive discount for blog hoppers at Cyber Savvy Shop: Receive 30% off all Peel & Stick packs and custom stamps are $26.50 (regularly $40.) Shipping is just $6.00 for orders over $50, and free for orders over $100. Logo is also attached.
· The main site for Nikki Sivils

What can you win?
· 2 Peel & Stick stamp sets & 1 PSA Stamper (MSRP - $55)
· Nikki Sivils prize pack: find out details on Nikki’s blog!
· Please use this HTML CODE for the giveaway. (down below the projects)

Now for some fun projects combining the PSA Essentials stamps and Nikki Sivlis!
If you haven't started the hop then leap back to Kim Moreno's blog (she has some amazing cards to show you). Your next stop is too Angie Holden's blog and she has something  awesome to show you.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Whimsie Doodles Release day card

It's time to release the digi's from Whimsie Doodles.  This card was made using the newest digi called Gator and friends with a little stippling around the edges with  (Copic) BG10.
Digis-Gator and Friends:Whimsie Doodles
Paper-This & That: Charming from Echo Park
Copic Markers-YG91,93,95,E30,31,34,E23,25,YR21,24

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monkey's.....

I've been making monkey cards!  Since I'm actually going to teach a Copic technique class this month using the "Jungle out there" stamp set from There She Goes Clear Stamps I thought it would be neat to have a couple of cards made using that set. To sort of give you an idea of the different possibilities for just one set and instead of having a few cards made with all the images I ended up with cards using only one image from the set....the monkey.  Guess I'll have to go back and work on the other animals :)
I'll keep you posted.
Now let's bring on the monkeys.....
This card is a combination Jessica K and Torico's release day cards.
 This card was CASED from Debbie Huges card.
 This card was inspired by....well it started out with the grass and I couldn't figure out what to do with it and then threw a monkey on it!  LOL
Stamps used: Jungle out there:Whimsie Doodles from There She Goes
lots of Copics:E23,25,13,15,34,30