Saturday, October 29, 2011

Join us tonight for the release party chat!!

Join us tonight right HERE in the TSG forum for the November Release Party Chat! The official chat doesn't start until 6:00 PM Pacific Time but feel free to stop in at any time during the day to say hello. In the mean time, you still have time to win the new stamp sets that the Trendsetters have been showing off all week! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern time!!
Would you like to win new 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) 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.
Autumn / Friendbots Blog Hop Challenge

Bon Appetit Blog Hop Challenge

No Peeking! Blog Hop Challenge

Thursday, October 27, 2011

No Peeking! Sneak Peek

Welcome to our last day of sneak peeks! I hope that you've enjoyed the eye candy that the Trendsetters have been showing off so far and we have even more for you today!!

Kids love to countdown the days until Christmas is finally here and with this new set illustrated by Torico, you are going to have just as much fun creating a countdown advent calendar! With 25 different adorable holiday images and two sets of numbers the possibilities are endless! To make this set even more useable, there are two decorative circles and two decorative squares that were designed to be used with a 1 3/8” punch!!

No Peeking! is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 53 stamps and will sell for $24

I have been working on this awesome Advent Calendar that I wanted to have finished in time for the sneak peeks but since we are smack dab in the middle of moving (yes again) I didn't quite have the time to have it complete. But as soon as we are settled (hopefully by this weekend) I should be able to get it done and post it for you guys to see. Not only that but I also am creating a TSG tip sheet that includes instructions and a template to show you how to create one as well!!
So for today I have this cute little tag that I made that would be the perfect addition to any gift. With 25 adorable images in this set, you could create tons of tags!
Jessica
Would you like to win the new No Peeking! 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 October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Thanks for stopping by everyone, I hope you enjoy today's hop! Make sure to join us this Saturday evening for the TSG release party chat so you can be among the first to see these stamp sets in their entirety :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bon Appetit Sneak Peek

Welcome to day two of our TSG Blog Hop Challenges! I hope you all enjoyed yesterday's sneak peeks of those adorable new mini sets :) Today we have a fun set that Torico illustrated and it is too darn cute!!


We have another fabulous set from Torico – she’s showing off her range of creativity. Whip us some delicious greetings with the new Bon Appetit set. From the succulent turkey to steamin’ hot pie create some mouthwatering table settings and pass down secret family recipes for generations to come. Compliments of Chef Torico! 

Bon App├ętit is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 31 stamps and will sell for $18.

To get the muted look of the chef for my background, I stamped him onto the card base in Crumb Cake ink and then shaded with a Prismacolor pencil before blending with OMS. I love how this turned out!
Jessica

Would you like to win the new Bon App├ętit 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 October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Autumn / Friendbots Sneak peek

The seasons are changing and it’s time to add some rich colors and beautiful leaves to our paper crafting projects! Autumn mini set has a bunch of different leaves each with a fun pattern that you are going to love to use!

Autumn is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 13 stamps and will sell for $7.

And here is my card-
Autumn  

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Torico brings us the techno savvy stamp set that everyone needs. We are living in an information age on an information planet so why not surprise your Friendbots with some automated cuteness. Let’s make it the age of interfacing with all your B.F.F.s! 

Friendbots is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $7.

And here is my card-

Friendbots  

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Would you like to win the new Autumn / Friendbots mini 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 October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have fun checking out all of the other Trendsetters prjects!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Last Friday our little Clobo (aka Chloe) had her golden birthday and turned 7 years old. This girl is an absolute joy to be around! She has an amazing sense of humor and an infectious laugh that make anyone smile. She is quick to stand up for what she believes in and always has her sisters' backs (even if they happen to be bickering at the time lol).

We haven't had a chance to do her birthday photo shoot yet but here is a picture I snapped of her at school Friday morning. She insisted the night before that I put her hair up in curlers so that she could have curly hair for her birthday :)
And since it was her golden birthday (turning 7 on the 7th) I made her birthday card in shades of yellow with lots of glitter and sparkle. She had wanted a card with a disco ball but since I don't have one in my collection, this shiny sun had to take it's place lol. I also added seven flowers to the bottom.
chloe bday1
Here is a side view-
chloe bday2 
Stamps: Blossom By Blossom, Under The Weather
Paper: Scraps from my scrap drawer, white
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Corner rounder, yellow plaid ribbon and bow easy from Ribbon Carousel, stardust gelly roll pen, stickles, dimensionals

Monday, October 10, 2011

Swimming For Katie!!!

I am so proud to be participating in this wonderful blog hop that will benefit an amazingly special woman named Katie and her family. Please read on for all the details about this fundraiser and to find out how you can help!! Katie we all love you and are so inspired by your courage!
Swimming For Katie

From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer.  If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year.  This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight.  A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer.  Her first post about it is here.  The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.
 
This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file.  100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family.  Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support.  In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale.  Direct donations are also being accepted.  Information central is HERE.  This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button. 


Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant download


I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.  The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today.  I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.  If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:

Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913



Thank you!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Follow Your Bliss

Back again today with a fun card that I made using the newly released Follow Your Bliss stamp set. I love all the different scenes that you can create from just this one stamp set!
Follow your Bliss

Stamps: Follow Your Bliss 
Paper: Kraft, White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Sponge, acetate cloud template, nestabilities, dimensionals, looped edge grosgrain ribbon from Ribbon Carousel, brads, scallop corner punch, Prismacolor pencils, OMS

Recipe: 
*Create card base from kraft cardstock, scallop edge the top corners, create clouds using template, sponge and crumb cake ink.
*Use nestabilites shape to create a die cut from both white and kraft cardstock. Trim edge of kraft card stock so it is slightly smaller than the white. Adhere together and stamp sentiment.
*Add brads to the nestie layer, adhere ribbon tab to the back and adhere to card base using dimensionals. *Stamp larger bunny image onto white cardstock, color, cut out and adhere to nestie layer.
*stamp fence scene onto white cardstock, color, blend, cut out and adhere to card base.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

World's Best

Here's a bright and colorful card I created using the newly released stamp set World's Best-
World's Best

Stamps: World's Best
Paper: Black, white, marina mist, poppy parade, peach parfait, pear pizzazz
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, marina mist, poppy parade, peach parfait, pear pizzazz
Accessories: Circle punches, dimensionals, stardust gellyroll pen, rhinestones, edge distresser, scallop corner punch

Recipe:
*create card base from black card stock, scallop punch corners.
*stamp stitched circle four times on white card stock in black ink. Stamp large silhouette stars in color, smallest silhouette star in black. Stamp sentiment in black on one of the color stars. Punch each circle out using 1 in. punch. Mat with colored card stock that was punched out with a 1 1/8 in. circle punch.
*Cut strip of white card stock, stamp ribbon image in black. Distress edges and adhere to card base.
*adhere the color star circles to the white layer. Adhere the sentiment circle to white layer using dimensional.
*add stardust gellyroll pen and rhinestones.