Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's release party time!!!

Tonight is the night!!! Join us right HERE in the TSG Forum for our October Release Friday Night Chat!! All week long the Trendsetters have been showing off all of the new TSG goodies (including 4 stamp sets and two new dies!) that will be released tonight at 8:00 PM Pacific Time.
 
Sorry I didn't get the new tip sheets up yesterday afternoon like I had planned! Once I started creating the sheets, the ideas just kept coming and I got a little carried away lol! Head on over to the TSG Tips & Tricks blog so that you can download the full 8.5x11 .pdf file that you can print out and use for inspiration while using your new stamp sets and dies :)
 
 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Want to win new stamp sets and dies???

Would you like to win new stamp sets and dies? 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) 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 September 24th with the winner being announced during the release party chat. Follow Your Bliss Gallery

Thursday, September 22, 2011

World's Best / World's Best Dies sneak peeks!!

I hope that you have been enjoying our Blog Hop Challenges so far this week! Today we have a fabulous new stamp set AND set of dies that you are going to fall in love with and want to use over and over again!!
Melyssa came up with the original idea for this stamp set and together, she and I have illustrated so many variations of images to use along with the new set of dies that are going to be released this Saturday evening.
World’s Best  is a 6x8 sized stamp set that includes 58 images and will sell for $24
 And check out this set of dies that works with this huge stamp set!!

World’s Best Die is a set of 5 dies with the largest die measuring at 1.75 in. in diameter and will sell for $14.50

And here is my card. It was pretty slow going at first but I am happy at the way it turned out :) Wanna know something cool about the banner images?? They were designed so that you could use the A-z & 1,2,3 alphabet stamp set with it! Besides the letters that I used to spell out 'hello' all of the other images are from the new stamp set World's Best! I punched a hole on the top of each of my little banners with a Crop-o-dile and used some Divine Twine from Ribbon Carousel to tie them together. I'm telling you, you are going to have so much FUN with this stamp set!!
World's Best


And to make using your new dies even easier, not only will I have this tip sheet posted on the TSG Tips & Tricks Blog, I will also be including it in all orders that include this set of dies!


Would you like to win the World’s Best stamp set and World’s Best die? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in this blog hop challenge and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs 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 World’s Best stamp set / World’s Best die 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 September 24th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bugs and Hisses / Spider Web Die sneak peeks!

Today is one of my favorite TSG Blog Hop Challenge days EVER!! Not only because we are showing off a fabulous new Halloween stamp set illustrated by Torico but we are also debuting the first of There She Goes' exclusive dies!!! That's right! TSG will now be selling dies to use along with your favorite stamp sets :)
This fun silhouette Halloween themed stamp set is so much fun to play with! Not only can you create fabulous cards and projects with it by itself but it was also designed to coordinate perfectly with last year's Hauntingly Delightful* stamp set!! Have you seen the gorgeous things that the other Trendsetters have created with this set so far?!

Bugs & Hisses is a 6x8 sized stamp set that includes 35 images and will sell for $24

Spider Web Die is .625 in tall and 6 in wide and will sell for $10

The first die to be added to the TSG product line was created to be used along with the new Bugs & Hisses stamp set but it can be used for soooooo much more! I used it on the top of my sneak peek project so you can see what it looks like :)

I don't know why but lately I have been really wanting to make a bookmark. Could it possibly be because I was becoming a bit tired of using some random scrap of paper that I happen to find while I was reading? Yeah, that probably had something to do with it ;)

When Corinna was came down for a visit awhile ago, we went to the Michael's in my town where I picked up this super cute set of paper mache coffins. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with them at the time but when I decided that I was going to make bookmarks for today's project, I knew that this coffin would be the perfect container for them!

It took awhile to complete this project since all of the different pieces of designer paper were inked, stitched and distressed before being adhered to the sides of the box. (And instead of painting the box before hand, I just took a black Sharpie marker and colored around all of the edges before I adhered the paper)
Bugs & Hisses 

I also decorated the tissue paper I put inside the box by distressing it first with an ink pad and then stamping the bats and spiders in different sizes in black ink.
Bugs & Hisses

Here is a close up of the actual bookmarks, These give you an idea of just a few different scenes that can be created using this stamp set. Imagine if you were to pair it up with Hauntingly Delightful*! And aren't those ribbon toppers perfect? It is actually this cool new Halloween ribbon that Ribbon Carousel is carrying!
Bugs & Hisses

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure you check out all of the other Trendsetter's blogs to see what they created using these two new products!!!

*Hauntingly Delightful is currently out of stock but I am expecting it to be in either Thursday or Friday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Follow Your Bliss / BOL Holiday Additions sneak peeks

Welcome to day one of our TSG sneak peeks!! I am so excited about this month's release and I can't wait to show off the goods :D
Di has created another gorgeous addition to her wildly popular Build a Scene stamp sets. With stone and ivy walls, gorgeous little puppies and kitties, and uplifting, heart-felt sentiments, this stamp set is fabulous alone or paired with any of the other Designs by Di stamp sets.

Follow Your Bliss is a 4x6 sized stamp set that includes 19 images and will sell for $15

Some people stamp because they are card makers and some people stamp because they are stampers. I put myself into the second category. I have such a hard time (most of the time) when I need to make a card and I find myself really struggling to put something together that I'm really happy with. However, when I'm just playing around with my stamps creating different scenes, I find that I enjoy what I'm creating much more! I created this scene using a few of Di's older sets to show you how well the compliment the new set she has illustrated- Follow Your Bliss.
All of the images used on this projects were stamps except for the tree trunk which I drew using a Copic Multiliner. See the leaves on the tree? They are from the Pumpkins On The Vine set that Torico illustrated last month! Other sets that I used were Once Upon A Time, Beautiful Day and The Fairy Best.
Follow Your Bliss scene 
All images were stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils before being blended with OMS.

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Acorns, leaves, pumpkins, gingerbreads are just some of the gorgeous images added to the “Buckets of Love-Holiday Additions” stamp set. Coordinate the bountiful holiday images with the different buckets from “Buckets of Love” to create gorgeous fall and winter holiday d├ęcor. Torico’s additional sentiments will be sure to finish off your creation perfectly!


BOL Holiday Additions is a 4x4 sized stamp set that includes 14 images and will sell for $10

This next set came to be when Corinna and I were hanging out at my kitchen table on her birthday brainstorming new things and bouncing ideas off each other. We were thinking about what kind of stamp sets TSG should come up with in the next few months and she had mentioned that she would love for an addition set that would work with Buckets Of Love. I was so excited about that idea that I emailed Torico right away! I absolutely love all of the images that she illustrated for this set and I know that you will too.
BOL Holiday Additions
All images (except for the bucket) are from the new stamp set BOL Holiday Additions and were stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS.


Well that's it for now, stop by again tomorrow for some exciting news and our next round of sneak peeks!!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fabulous

Just wanted to pop in with a card that I made last week, hope you like it!

Fabulous

Stamps: Fabulous
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Groovy Guava, Sahara Sand
Paper: Black, Very Vanilla, DP by Basic Grey
Accessories: Crochet ribbon from Ribbon Carousel, scallop punch by SU, corner rounder

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fabulous

Hi everyone! Sorry for being such a bad blogger, I actually have been stamping regularly lately but I just haven't had the time to blog my creations! Have you guys been stopping by the TSG Blog this week to play along in our birthday challenge riddles?? If not, you should hop on over there to find out how you can win a $10 gift certificate every day this week!!

I whipped up this card last weekend using the newly released stamp set Fabulous and paired it with some fun DP by Cosmo Cricket. I'm going through another bling phase so don't be surprised to see lots of Stardust Gelly Roll Pen and Rhinestones on my projects for the next few weeks lol! I'm also a bit infatuated by crochet ribbon from Ribbon Carousel which I'm sure you will notice too ;)
Fabulous
Stamps: Fabulous
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Black, DP by Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Colored adhesive pearls, Crochet Ribbon from Ribbon Carousel, Corner Rounder, Stardust Gelly Roll pen, Dimensionals

Saturday, September 10, 2011

TSGBDAY5- Let's Party!

I meant to post this challenge yesterday morning but my crazy day had other plans lol. If you have been following along this week you know that Friday was day 5 of our TSG Birthday challenges! All week long there has been a different challenge each day with a $10 TSG gift certificate up for grabs each day.

You have until Sunday at 5:00 PM Eastern Time to complete any (or all!) of the challenges from this last week. They are easy peasy challenges too so there is no excuse not to play along ;) If you need the links, here you go-

This week has been a pretty busy week for our TSG lady! We have done lots of fun things like shopping, exploring the great outdoors, midnight snacking and then Friday morning I was surprised with a party that she and a few of our other TSG friends put on to celebrate our birthday!! Imagine my shock when I walked into my office and found this-
TSGBDAY5
Aren't TSG Friends the best?? :D

Thursday, September 8, 2011

TSGBDAY4- In The Spotlight

All week long we are celebrating TSG's 3rd birthday with a new challenge every day. Each new challenge has a prize of  a $10 gift card so make sure you stop in to the TSG Blog each day for your chance to win!!

It is time for another fun TSG birthday challenge! So far this week we have made paper dolls, snapped a shot of our dolls while out on the town, taken a picture of them in the great outdoors and today the challenge is all about 'In The Spotlight'.

So here's what happened.....

My new TSG friend and I had a great time exploring the great outdoors with my girls the other day but boy were we beat by the end of the day! That evening we did nothing but lounge around and relax our poor tired muscles and even went to bed a bit earlier than usual. In the middle of the night I was woken up by this strange rustling sound. After hearing it continue a few moments, I woke Matt up and told him to go investigate (you know, cause I'm too wimpy to do it myself lol). We have never had mice in our house and I was praying hard that we weren't about to start now! So Matt grabbed his favorite mini flashlight that keeps on his nightstand (I wish I was kidding about this part....) and headed to find where the noise was coming from. After a couple of minutes I heard Matt in the kitchen say 'What in the heck are you doing in here??'
This is what he found-
TSGBDAY4
Apparently our little friend had a case of the munchies after a long afternoon spent climbing trees and decided she needed a snack! I should have warned her to stay away from Matt's chocolate, he gets a little protective over it ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TSGBDAY3- The Great Outdoors

Are you guys ready for our 3rd day of fabulously fun TSG birthday challenges?? On Monday we were to create a paper doll and yesterday we were to take our new friend out on the town and snap a picture. Today we are going to do some exploring in the great outdoors!

Every well rounded woman should be able to get a little dirty just as well as she can shop and our TSG lady can do just that! Yesterday the girls and I took our new friend shopping and today we went exploring in our backyard where she showed us just how well she can tree climb! Of course she had a safety rope, we didn't want any accidents happening ;)
TSGBDAY3

Now it's your turn! Create a TSG paper doll and join in on our fun photo challenges this week :) Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TSGBDAY2 Out On The Town Birthday Challenge

Welcome back to day two of our TSG Birthday Challenges!! I hope that you brought along your new TSG Paper Doll Friend because today you are going to be spending some bonding time out on the town ;)

If you aren't aware of what these TSG birthday challenges are about, you may want to head on over to the TSG Blog for all of the details about this challenge along with all of the other challenges this week to find out how you can win a TSG gift certificate each day!

I needed to take the girls out shoe shopping to pick out some new kicks before they headed back to school and I knew right away that we had to bring our TSG gal along with :) Although she and I were quite fond of these sparkly bad boys, none of my girls seemed to agree and ventured off to find different shoes. Oh well, can't say we didn't try...
Now it's your turn! Snap a picture of your TSG paper doll in a public location and upload it to the TSG blog. All of the entries will be open to public voting so make sure to be creative! This (as well as all of the challenges through this Friday) will be open until this Sunday at 5PM Eastern Time. If you upload your card to an online gallery, add the keyword TSGBDAY2

Monday, September 5, 2011

First TSG Birthday Challenge: Make a paper doll!

Are you guys ready for the party to start??? Today marks the first official birthday challenge and we've got a fun one for you to do! The challenge for today is to create a paper doll using any TSG stamp set that you own. Christine did a fabulous tutorial on this awhile back right here on the TSG Blog just in case you need some ideas. Make sure you don't lose your 'doll' because you will need it throughout the week for the rest of the challenges ;) If you upload your paper doll to an online craft gallery, make sure you enter the keyword TSGBDAY1.

Visit the TSG Blog for all of the details about this challenge as well as to find out what you need to do to win a prize!

I had sooo many ideas floating around in my head to use for paper dolls but in the end I decided to go with our classy lady from She's A Lady which just happens to be TSG's trademark.
TSGDoll 
The image was stamped onto sturdy white cardstock in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils, blended with OMS and cut out before adding a stand to the bottom. Is it just me or does she look like she's ready to take over the world??? lol!

Join us again tomorrow for the next part of our TSG Birthday challenge!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Birthday TSG!



Did you guys visit the TSG blog today??? If so then you know what the icon above means and what you have to do to get a ______!!  If not, you may just wanna go over there to get the scoop ;)




Today I wanted to share a card I made for this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge(which is sponsored by me this week :) and the challenge is to use at least two spool items on your card/project. I used two of my favorite spool items- Vintage Seam Binding and Divine Twine.

It has been quite awhile since I've paper pieced an image and I decided that it would work perfectly for this image from the newly released stamp set Pumpkins On The Vine.
Pumpkins On The Vine 
Thanks for stopping by today!