Monday, February 20, 2012

Ba Donkey Donk surprise!

Hi everyone!! It's another release week here at TSG but we have a special surprise this month :) This past weekend I had the pleasure of having a dozen of some of the most talented stampers (from all over the US and Canada) come hang out at my house. Not only did I get to witness some gorgeous work being made but I can't remember the last time I laughed SO hard!! We were up till 3:30 AM every night crafting and giggling away! While I have known most of these ladies (both in 'real life' and online) for years, it was great to finally have all of us under one roof. I totally couldn't have pulled all of this off without my amazing husband! Not only did Matt let me invite all of these crazies but he busted his butt to help me get things ready AND he woke up at the crack of dawn to take one of the ladies back to the airport! He fit in just fine with everyone and judging by this picture, they kinda liked him too ;)

It was an amazing weekend and I am so happy to have met these life long friends from all walks of life. I totally can't wait for next year's get together and I'm so thankful that my Canadian girls will be able to come before the start of summer to give me my stamper friend mix :) 

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And now on to our surprise! For some reason these ladies like to refer to themselves as donkeys so I just HAD to talk to Melyssa about illustrating some fun donkey images to debut at the crop :) It was hard to keep this a secret but I'm so glad that I did because the look on their faces was priceless!

To celebrate this new set, I put all of the girls to work creating cards for a SPECIAL Blog Hop Challenge! Not only are some of the TSG girls participating, but we are being joined by the other AMAZING stampers that have gathered with us this weekend!
 
Are you ready for this???

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!!  


Ba Donkey Donk is a 4x6 stamp set of 12 stamps that will sell for $15!  

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.

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And here is my card! I used new papers (that make my heart oh so happy), ribbon, twine and buttons from RibbonCarousel.com.
Ba Donkey Donk
 Here is the list of participants in today's Blog Hop!!

61 comments:

Tracy Valure said...

So stinkin' cute!!! Love the papers and layout you used. How awesome that is to layer your donkey!! Sounds like you ladies had a fun time!!!

Hugs,
Tracy Valure

Evette K. said...

this is one amazing card. wildly cute. layering the donkey added such a dramatic sight. Wish I could have been at that gathering. ekc

Laurel said...

THANKS again for EVERYTHING Jessica! I had an amazing time, and it was great to meet everyone! You and Matt are both so very sweet! I love that photo and your donkey card just 'kicks'! love it!

Tobi Crawford said...

I WANT THAT PICTURE OF US!!!!

Jackie said...

This is just fabulous! It looks like the trip was a success! I am sure you all had a blast, stamping weekends with friends are amazing! This set makes me smile! Great job on this card!

Sandra MacLean said...

AWESOME set Jess!! I love it! I might be a little more envious of the fact that you have new paper to play with! :D

Indy said...

So cute with those donkey layers!

Queen Mary said...

Definitely stinkin' cute! Love the papers -- so barn-ish reminiscent! Perfect little card! and Nice Ass! (hee hee, just thought of that)

Feikje said...

What a lovely colors, like the pink! The effect on the back is so good! Love it!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Love all the layers on your donkey's booty!! Thanks to both you and Matt for such an awesome weekend, you guys are the BEST and you seriously have the sweetest husband!! LOVE that picture....send me a copy please!!! :) :) I miss you all ready xoxo

Alina said...

Great stamp! Love that you made it 3D!

papertrails leaver said...

this is so darling! Love the soft pastels and the pleated ribbon! A fabulous card! Off of to hop!

Katie Skiff said...

Poor Matt- wait I think he loved it!! :) I love your card, love your layers!! Thanks for hosting Jess, this was awesome and your beautiful home was the perfect retreat!! Hee Haw!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the piecing and layering on this card! There's so much dimension!

Heather said...

So cute, love your colours :)

Luv2talk said...

This little guy almost has an 'Eyore' look to him. LOL

Anita said...

What an amazing picture! I am glad you all had a blast. I love this new set and your card is stunning!

Kimberly said...

very cute... love the ribbon

Corine said...

I just love the laying effect!! Very cute card!

Becky Sorensen said...

Awesome new set. I love the donkey!! Beautiful card. Sounds like you all had a great weekend!!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Wow, what a fun way to 'kick off' the new set...it is hilarious!

Rebecca W said...

Awesome card- I love the donkey!

2peasinapod said...

Jessica, I love this card you have created. I love the colors and I really think this little fella is so cute! Hugs Brenda

Christy said...

Cool card!! I love all the distressing!

Nancy Ball said...

This is a very cute card....I liked how you stacked the butts!

Gina Chorma said...

I love your pink colors with the donkey- must be a gal!!

Kimberly said...

Another great card design...love it...tfs

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is amazing can't wait to see the whole set!!!!!

SugarGem said...

This is definitely one of my faves because that is my dogs nickname. I call her Donkey, crazy donkey and ba donkey donk! Sign me up for a set for sure. I bet you girls had a blast. Anyone do video?

Nikki said...

This stamp is just so much fun everycard just brings a smile to me :)

FrancineB said...

Cute card!! Love the 3D effect of the donkey.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

SHUTHEFRONTDOOR!!!! Oh my HECKA how cute is this set??? I love the popped up behind!! This set is a total must-have and I WILL be ordering it!!!!! Along with some others that I still need to add to my collection!!!! LOL

sparkling stamper said...

Very fun and unusual...great for sassy card making!!!

~amy~ said...

super fun...looks like you girls had a blast and the new set is fabulous...love the sentiments!

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG THIS IS SOOOOO DARN CUTE!!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a fun time and great hubby you have!! Your card is fabulous, I love the dimension and great papers and oh my what a great stamp set!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! I looooooooooove this card--the papers and your stitching...LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you popped your donkey with dimension! BEAUTIFUL coloring too!

And I LOOOOOOOVE that photo of Matt and the gals! I was happy to meet him and get to know him better too! He is super kind and so helpful! THANKS for everything, Jessica:) It was an amazing weekend! I def. haven't laughed that hard in ages! LOL! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy Anderson said...

This is super cute. Love the layering.

Natalie said...

Super cute card, I LOVE the papers you've chosen and the 3-D donkey is too adorable!! Sounds like a great time by all!

Shelley said...

OMGawwwwwd... I just LOVE this set. I have to have it! Perfect for a lot of cards PLUS my mother collects donkeys and I just have to make her some cards with this! AWEsome! And I will definitely be casing your card as well as some of the others.

bernshwag said...

Adorable card Jessica, love how he is popped off of the card! The DP's are yummy as well....

Hugs,
Candi

Luanne said...

gorgeous card! love those layers you made with the image. And great photo with you and your friends.

Angie said...

Love all the paper pieced layers of that donkey!!! cute card!

Carol E said...

Really cute card, thank you for sharing it.

Jenny said...

Oh what a cute and fun stamp set Jessica, I'm new to TSG and I'm loving using your stamps :0)
Thanks for the chance to win a set.
Jenny x

Holly Saveur said...

Sounds so great the stamp party...
Love the new stamps such a super cute card!!!!!

Shannon White said...

Lol.. Looks like you guys had a total blast! How Fun! love the Adorably funny donkey! What a great new set and such a CUTE card! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Cassie said...

I just can't stand it, that is too funny, Jessica! Your card is fantastic :D

Joanna said...

You guys look like a blast to hang out with!

Linda Monroe said...

super cute with the distressing.

Gina Chorma said...

Looking at all the stamps- can't decide which is cuter! Cute card!

Sue D said...

Great card--perfect sentiment and great papers.

sunflower sue said...

Love your card. The donkey is just so sweet. :)

Cathy said...

So cute, love all the sentiments so far. Fabulous layering on the donkey. Love it.

Stampin Cats said...

I'm lovin this little guy.

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Jessica - and cool theme for stamping :)

loulou85 said...

J'aime bien le 3d de l'âne et le plissé du ruban

zehra said...

So cute, I love how layered the donkey is

Marie B. said...

Boy, oh boy, your donkey's got a lot of back.... LOL :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute card...love how you layered the donkey!

Elizabeth said...

Such a fun card. Great dimension, it certainly makes the point :).