Friday, October 31, 2008

Dollar Find Friday (Mint tin)

Happy Halloween everyone! Our girls are so excited about going trick-or-treating, I love seeing the excitement on their little faces. I have to admit, it makes me a little emotional watching them go up to the doors all by themselves to get the treats. I know, I'm a sap ;) Ok, enough babble, on to what you guys are here for in the first place lol!
ETA- Tomorrow, I will be announcing the Featured Designer! The Featured Designer will get to work with me on designing a stamp set of their choice. To pick a winner, I will use a random number generator to chose from the customers that ordered in the month of Oct.

Tea For Two
Set of 13

Tea For Two Special Blend
Set of 15
$12I am so excited about these two sets! I have been playing with them so much since I got them and I LOVE both sets!! Both of these sets will be available for purchase tomorrow Nov. 1st!

I wanted to share with you a little gift basket that I put together using this set. Which brings us to Dollar Find Friday! The tutorial that I will be showing you is how to decorate these clear top tins to turn them into a mint holder/ornament.


Paper (DP, Pink Pirouette, Very vanilla)

Tins (3 pk at Dollar Tree)

Crop o dile

Versa mark

Clear embossing powder


Punches (scallop & circles)

Not shown- Stamps and dimensionals

Step 1-
Measure DP to fit around both the base and lid of tins.
Adhere paper to tin. (I just used regular tape adhesive and it worked great!)
Step 2-
Measure the opening of the bottom of the tin onto DP.
Cut it out and tape into the inside bottom
Step 3- Using Crop o dile, punch a hole in side of tin.
(In this picture I punched the hole in the top of the tin but
found out that it works better to do it in the side of the bottom.)
Step 4-
*Cut ribbon to desired length and tie a knot on the end
(I like to use a lighter to "singe" the ends of the ribbon to
help the knot stay in place.)
*Fish ribbon through hole so that knot is on the inside of tin
Step 5-
Punch out shapes to use for the top of the tin

Step 6-
Stamp peppermint sticks on very vanilla circle
and again on scrap very vanilla.

Step 7-
Layer and adhere the punch shapes onto
each other.
Step 8-
*Cover your peppermint stick image (the one on scrap paper)
with versamark and cover with clear embossing powder.
*Cut out peppermint sticks
Step 9-
Using dimensionals, add the cut out peppermint sticks
onto the scalloped layers.
Adhere the scalloped layers onto the front of tin and
fill with what ever you like. I chose Peppermint
candies :)
I found this cute tea bag holder tutorial (by Paula Goff)
to use to hold my tea bag holders ;)
I made the little tea bag holders using the template
from the new stamp set and decorated it
And here is what it looks like with the tea bags inside.
Final project with everything together.
I made the gift "basket" using this tutorial from SCS

Well, I hope you all enjoyed today's post! Have a wonderful weekend and a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Get well soon

Ok, so I am really lovin these two new tea sets! I made another card today featuring a few stamps from each set. My neighbor hasn't been feeling too well for a couple of days so I made this card for her. I also played in the challenge which was to "get cracked". I used the cracked glass technique to make the tea leaf embellishment on the front as well as the main image on the tea bag holder.

Here is the inside of the card. I used just a little bit of tape adhesive to tack it down. You can't really see the cracks on these but I swear they are there lol.
Come back tomorrow for the Dollar Find Friday. (I'm the hostess, yipee!) And I will also be showing you guys the TWO new stamp sets in their entirety!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A little sneak peek!

I am so excited about about the November stamp releases! Here is a little sneak peek of the two new sets (Tea For Two & Tea For Two Special Blend). This card took me a looooong time to complete but it was definitely a labor of love. I made this card for my gramma who loves to drink tea. She is not only my Gramma, but also one of my best friends. I can always count on her to be my sounding board and for emotional support when ever I need it. We have always been close and have a very special relationship.

Do you see the decorated tea bag holders? That template is an actual stamp in the Tea For Two stamp set! No more printing and wasted paper. Now you can just stamp your template where you want it. (I used Versamark so that the lines are barely visible) I kept the tea bag holders simple to match the inside of the card but there are so many possibilities with these two sets that you can customise your tea bag holders any way you want! These would be great for holiday gift baskets :)
Supplies: Stamps- Tea for two, tea for two special blend (There She Goes). Paper- Very vanilla, Sage shadow, DP by K&Co, kraft, pink, vellum. Ink- black stazon, sage shadow. Accessories- ribbon, frame punch, scallop punch, circle punches, white gel pen.

Happy Wednesday everybody!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

SCS color combo

I just wanted to let you all know that everything in the There She Goes store will be back in stock by this afternoon (Pacific time). The only stamp set that will not be back at this time is Spooktacular Silhouettes.

When I saw that two of the colors for today's color challenge were Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss, I knew that I had to play along. I looooove these colors! When I first saw the new in colors before they actually came out, all I could think was "blah". But now that I have them, I love them all lol! Funny how that works huh? :)

So here is my card today-
Supplies: Stamps- Branching Out (There She Goes), Paper- Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, white, Pixie pink. Ink- black stazon, pixie pink. Accessories- Swiss dots embossing folder, ribbon, Creative candy by A Muse, paper distressor, dimensionals.

Monday, October 27, 2008

DRS Blog challenge and WIR winner!

This week is another DRS Designs Blog challenge! This week's challenge is this sketch. If you would like to play along, please use DRSC7 in your upload keywords on SCS so that we can all see your cards!

Here is my card-Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs. Paper- Riding hood red, old olive, white. Ink- black stazon, riding hood red, old olive. Accessories- Blender pen, white gel pen, cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals, paper piercer and template.
The winner of this week's Week In Review is:
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:2
Timestamp: 2008-10-27 15:33:15 UTC
Comment number 2 is-
Dolce Deb's Designs said...
Oh my what a great assortment of cards. You gals ROCK!!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work. Thank you for the chance to win one of these awesome cards. TFS.
Debbie/Phx AZ

Debbie! Email me which card you would like and it will be sent to you!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Week in review (Oct. 20-25) & Card Give Away!

It's time again for another Week in review! I have some amazing cards to show you guys this week made by my very talented DT.

What is Week In Review (WIR)?-
WIR is where I showcase cards made by me and the There She Goes Design Team made throughout the week. Not only do you get to see gorgeous samples made by the DT but you also have the chance to WIN one of the cards! Just leave a comment on this post and tomorrow (Monday) I will pick a winner using a random number generator. That person will then get to pick their favorite card and the DT member that made it will send it to the them!







Friday, October 24, 2008

Dollar Find Friday (Holly-Onsie)

Welcome to another Dollar Find Friday! Today's host is the wonderful Holly.

Supplies needed:
Straight Pins
Stamps (I used Spooky Silhouettes for my sample)

Step One: Cut cardboard and fit inside onesie under where you will be stamping. Fasten with straight pins to stabilize.

Step Two: Stamp images in background and either heat set or let dry for 30 minutes or more.

Step Three: Continue stamping foreground images until complete! Easy peasy!

Thanks Holly for that adorable tutorial!
This week I am also the hostess for the challenge over at the Stamp Something blog. The challenge this week is "For the birds". Stop by and join the fun!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I hope that you all get the time to get a little inky :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cards for a cause

I made this card for today's color challenge to use Chocolate chip, Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss. Great color combo! I have been up since 5 AM with a sick little one and just could not think straight enough to make an original card so I CASED this beautiful card by juliemlacey.

Yesterday I was browsing through the challenges on SCS and came across the Cards For A Cause threads. I have heard about them before but have not checked them out. Wow! Am I so glad that I did! This month's cause is the Chemo Angels. This is such an amazing organization and I just had to make some cards to contribute. I made two sets of 4 cards. This first set of cards was inspired by this beauty by charmwarm.
I have had this Cancer stamp by DRS Designs for awhile now but have not used it. I thought that this would be perfect for this challenge and I will most likely be using it again to make more cards to send.

Monday, October 20, 2008

WIR winner!

The winner of this week's Week In Review is comment #12- Jacqueline said...

They are all beautiful!! Love them all!! Great work ladies!

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:12
Timestamp: 2008-10-20 16:42:00 UTC

Jacqueline, email me your info and which card you would like and that will be sent out to you!


Today I wanted to share with you guys some awesome stamps by DRS Designs that they call envelope art. These are stamps that you use to decorate your envelopes with and with all the different types of designs that they have, there will be one to match any card that you make! Here are a few ideas on how I used my envelope stamps.