Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Do you know what tomorrow is???

It's October first! Which means that the new products will be available tomorrow on the There She Goes website! My DT and I will have some fun things to share with you guys to celebrate the October release. More on that later ;)

Now for today's card post. Jodi was the guest hostess for this week's color challenge and boy did she pick an awesome combo! The colors are Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze. These are perfect colors for an autumn card. When I think of autumn, I think of the beautiful colors of leaves on the trees. So of course I had to use the Branching Out! It's hard to see, but I used a stardust gelly roll pen on the trees to add a little sparkle. What do you think?

Supplies: Stamps- Branching Out (There She Goes) Paper- Chocolate chip, really rust, baja breeze, very vanilla. Ink- black stazon, soft sky, really rust, chocolate chip. Accessories- Acetate cloud template, make up sponge, paper piercer, piercing template, stardust gelly roll pen.

Monday, September 29, 2008

It's that time again!

For another DRS Designs blog challenge! The challenge this week is "Anything but a card". I chose to alter this clear take out box that I've had for over a year. I got them at Target on clearance and it has been in my "To Be Altered" bin ever since.

We would love if you would play along in this challenge with us! You can find out all the details and see the other projects on the DRS Designs blog.

I think that these stamps are my favorite Halloween DRS Designs stamps. These little ghosts are so darn cute! To go in my spooky container, I decorated peppermint patties to match.

Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs ( K1046, F1033, G215). Paper- black, white, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango. Ink- black stazon. Accessories- Scallop punch, circle punches, nestibilities, copic markers, dimensionals, clear take out box, peppermint patties, white gel pen, ribbon, tissue paper.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I finally was able to finish my Featured Stamper card today. Don't you hate when life gets in the way of stamping? lol! I chose this card of Terry's to case.

I changed-
and added a few layers

All images used on this card are from the set Friendship Flowers and can be found on the There She Goes website. I love how this card turned out and kiwi kiss and riding hood red are fast becoming two of my favorite colors!

Supplies: Stamps- Friendship Flowers (There She Goes) Paper- black, white, riding hood red, kiwi kiss. Ink- black stazon, ruby red, old olive. Accessories- paper flowers, brads, dimensionals, water color brush, scallop corner punch.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Spooky inspiration

ETA: another card for the inspiration challenge.

When I woke up this morning, I knew that I just had to stamp! I'm having a lot of fun with the Spooky Silhouettes set and it's fast becoming one of my favorites! (It will be for sale on October 1st on the There She Goes website.

I checked out the inspiration challenge on SCS and chose this for my inspiration piece. It was a hard choice though because I LOVED all three of the pieces. I just may have to make a couple more cards. How cute would a pink Halloween card be?

And Here is my card. Do you see those little spiders? Aren't they the cutest??? I love that there is so much possibility with this set.

Supplies: Stamps- Spooky Silhouettes (There She Goes), Paper- black, kiwi kiss, white. Ink- versamark, old olive, black stazon. Accessories- clear embossing powder, spiral clip, ribbon, dimensionals.

So I just had to make a pink and purple Halloween card. This card uses some more of the images from Spooky Silhouettes. I love that I am able to make completely different scenes using just one stamp set!

Supplies: Stamps- Spooky Silhouettes (There She Goes), Paper- Rose red, elegant eggplant, white. Ink- black stazon, elegant eggplant, rose red, versamark. Accessories- clear embossing powder, spiral clip, ribbon, dimensionals.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Card bins!

If you guys are anything like me, you probably love to do the SCS challenges as well as making cards for no particular reason. I have sooo many cards that I have made and no way to organise them and have been keeping all of my cards in a plastic drawer. Well, not anymore! I am so excited to share this with you all because I'm sure that you are going to love it as much as I do!

These cardboard bins are absolutely perfect for storing cards as well as other supplies. And the best part? They are alterable! The measurements for these are 9" long, 6.25" wide, and 4.5" high. The do not take up very much room but are able to store LOTS of cards! I was able to fit at least 50 cards in mine (keep in mind that most of my cards have many layers so these could easily fit MORE!) They will be for sale on the THERE SHE GOES website on October first along with the Spooktacular Silhouettes stamp set. The price for the bins will be 3 for $5.

Here is a tutorial on how I altered mine-

Supplies: 12x12 paper

Acrylic paint

Foam brush

Masking tape

Card bin

Step 1- Using masking tape, tape all of the edges and seams.

Step 2- Using foam brush, paint the bin with acrylic paint. Depending on the brand of paint used, you may need to do a few coats for good coverage. It's OK if it looks a little "rough" at this point, it's not a big deal.

Step 3- Cut 12x12 paper for each of the four sides of the bin. I did this by tracing the sides onto the 12x12 paper and then trimmed off a little from each side. Keep scraps to use to decorate the labeled divider cards.

Step 4- Adhere paper to box. I used red line sticky tape for this step.

Step 5- To make the labeled divider cards, I cut cardstock to measure 4.5x6, decorated with scraps and used the Designer Label punch by SU to make the labels.

Finished Project!

I used circle punches to make the title for the front of the bin. I used SU In Colors that matched the 12x12 designer paper that I used.

Here is another card bin that I made. I have this divided into three sections: Birthday, Thank You and Everyday cards.

I hope that you enjoyed today's tutorial. Let me know what you think of these!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sneak Peek

I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek of the new set Spooktacular Silhouettes that will be available for purchase on October first. These silhouettes are so much fun to use! Here is a cute little treat bag that I made using this set. I used the SU scallop punch and two circle punches to decorate peppermint patties. I then put them into a plastic baggie and made a matching topper to go with them. It was very simple to make and would be the perfect treat bag to give to friends and neighbors for Halloween.

Come back tomorrow for the debut of a new product and a tutorial! You are gonna love it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Week in Review is back!

With a twist :) Starting in October I will be back to doing my "Week In Review" every Sunday. Except instead of showing you guys all of the cards that I have made during the week, I will show one card from each of my DT members.

For those of you who aren't familiar with my Week In Review, on Sundays I post a picture of all of the cards that I have made through out the week. I then pick a winner (from all of the comments made on the WIR post) and that person will choose which card is their favorite and I will send it to them. But now you will have the opportunity to choose a card from one of my super talented DT members!

Hope you guys have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, September 22, 2008

New stuff...

There are some exciting things that are going on at There She Goes that I can't wait to share with you guys! I will be making some announcements over the next week leading up to my Halloween release October first!

Those of you that have been long time readers of my blog are familiar with my Dollar Find Friday where I give you guys a tutorial of how to alter something that I have for $1 or less. Starting in October I will be starting that up again with the help of my Design Team! So be on the lookout every friday for a new DFF tutorial from one of my very talented DT members.

I will share more fun things with you guys soon!

Have a wonderful week. Can you believe that it's the end of September already???

Friday, September 19, 2008

Simple Halloween cards

With Halloween just around the corner (can you believe the holidays are on their way already?!) I wanted to share some simple cards that I made using some of the new Halloween stamps that are now on sale at the DRS Designs website. Who says simple has to be boring???

This card has a lot of layers but is as simple as I get lol! This card was super easy and quick to make. I love the dramatic effect of the stamped gobblin ghosts in the background and the one single in the front.

Stamps: Stamps- DRS Designs. Paper- Tangerine tango, white, black. Ink- pumpkin pie, black stazon. Accessories- copic markers, dimensionals, scallop corner punch.


I love this new witch stamp, isn't it hilarious? Looking at this card reminds me that I should have colored those shoes to make ruby slippers!

Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs. Paper- Kiwi kiss, black, white. Ink- black stazon, old olive. Accessories- scallop corner punch, brads, dimensionals

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and make sure that you take the time to stamp something!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sweet silhouettes

Today's challenge was to use silhouettes, and boy am I glad it was because I have lots of them! I made two cards today. One for DRS Designs and one for There She Goes.

This first card features a cute black cat silhouette (is that Faith's Speedy the cat?!) just released by DRS Designs. You can find it here.

Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs. Paper- Apricot appeal, black, white. Ink- barely banana, apricot appeal, real rust, versamark. Accessories- white embossing powder, dimensionals, make up sponge, scallop corner punch.

This card was made using the Here For You set by There She Goes. I love how dramatic silhouette stamps can be.

Supplies: Stamps- Here For You (There She Goes). Paper- black, barely banana, white, real rust. Ink- barely banana, apricot appeal, more mustard, versamark, black. Accessories- silver brads, white embossing powder.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DRS Designs Blog challenge (ATC Card)

This week's challenge was to make a card using an ATC that we made for the last challenge. This was such a fun challenge for me because I love to make ATC's but it's been quite a while since I've made them. You can find all of the info about the challenge HERE. There are no time limits to play and we would love to see your creations in the gallery! If you play, please put DRSC4 in your upload keywords in the SCS gallery.

Also, DRS Designs just released their Autumn images and they are sooo cute! You can check out all of the new releases here.

Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs. Paper- Chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, ruby red, old olive, white. Ink- Chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, ruby red, old olive. Accessories- paper piercer, nestibilities, ribbon, dimensionals, scallop corner punch.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Butterfly happiness

Today's color challenge on Splitcoast was to use Riding hood red, going grey and always artichoke. I substituted the red and grey for Basic Grey and Ruby Red. I love elegant cards that are quick and simple to make! I made this one using the set Butterfly Happiness which you can find at the There She Goes store.

I made this card by first sponging the clouds using a makeup sponge and an acetate cloud template. I then stamped the leaves with always artichoke and added the little "berries" with a Ruby Red SU marker. I stamped the butterflies onto vellum and water colored them with ruby red ink. After the ink was dry, I cut out the butterflies and adhered them to my card using red sticky tape. But the card wasn't quite finished... it needed bling! I added some stickles to the butterfly wings for some extra sparkle.

Supplies: Stamps- Butterfly Happiness (There She Goes) Paper- Going grey, white. Ink- always artichoke, ruby red, black stazon, soft sky. Accessories- cloud template, makeup sponge, SU marker, watercolor brush, scallop corner punch, vellum, stickles, red sticky tape.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I got some stamping time!

We had such a busy day yesterday! We got to go to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle for a birthday party and it was sooo much fun! All of the kids (as well as grown ups lol) had a blast.

After the girls were in bed last night, I actually got to fit in some stamping time. These two cards were made for this week's featured stamper challenge Liz (lazylizard)

Liz's card

My card
Supplies: Stamps- Friendship Flowers (There She Goes). Ink-Black stazon. Paper- pink pirouette, basic black, DCWV, white. Accessories- ribbon, prima flowers, corner rounder, dimensionals.

Liz's Card

My Card
Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs (G1102, G1122 ). Paper- Close to cocoa, white, pumpkin pie, always artichoke, DCWV. Ink- Always artichoke, black stazon. Accessories- watercolor crayons, blender pen, corner rounder, brads, ribbon, dimensionals.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's all in the accessories!

Today's challenge on Splitcoast was a super simple one which is great for me cause I have a ton of things to do today! It was to use a white gel pen on your card/project. I used my gel pen on the bottom of the card to give it a little something.

When I first saw this image by DRS Designs, I knew that I had to have it. Isn't it too cute? While I was making this card I was thinking of my good friend Wendy, who is a self proclaimed witch. Well... around Halloween at least lol!

I made this card by using a technique called paper piecing. I haven't done this in a while but it's one of my favorite techniques! It does take a little while to cut out all of the different images but I always love the end result. If you haven't tried this before you should, it's a lot of fun!

Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs (K154 & D155) Paper- Orchid opulence, black, TAC DP, various scraps for paper piecing. Ink- black stazon. Accessories- scallop punch, white gel pen, black pen.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sketch challenge

This week sketch challenge was so much fun! Even though I like clean and simple, I LOVE layers too! This sketch was right up my alley. I also got to play with Branching Out, I love that little envelope tree, isn't it too cute?

Supplies: Stamps- Branching Out (There She Goes). Paper- White watercolor paper, black, Riding hood red. Ink- black stazon, ruby red. Accessories- watercolor crayon, ruby red SU marker, CB folder, scallop punch, circle punches, rhinestones, dimensionals, hole punch, stardust gelly roll pen.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What's your favorite smell?

I think that mine is brand new clear stamps ;) And what's even better is that I get to share it with a lot of you too! That's right, all orders shipped yesterday!! Start checking your mailboxes in the next few days for your new goodies!

When you start making cards with your new stamps and uploading them into the SCS gallery, use the keyword ThereSheGoes (all one word) so that I can check out all of your artwork!

I was up late last night making cards with my new stamps. My goal was to make one card for each set but then the two year old woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep until mommy cuddled with her, but I did get three done.

Supplies: Stamps- There She Goes (Butterfly Happiness). Paper- white, old olive, baja breeze, vellum. Ink- Black stazon, old olive, soft sky, certainly celery. Accessories- SU ruby red marker, prima flowers, brads, rhinestones, ribbon, scallop corner punch, nestibilities, dimensionals, makeup sponge, cloud template.

Supplies: Stamps- There She Goes (Here for you). Paper- black, barely banana. Ink- black stazon, barely banana, apricot appeal, real rust. Accessories- make up sponge, nestibilities, dimensionals.

Supplies: Stamps- There She Goes (Friendship flowers). Paper- Riding hood red, going grey, white, watercolor white. Ink- black stazon, pallet noir. Accessories- watercolor crayons, SU markers is ruby red and green galore, paper piercer, nestibilities, dimensionals.