Friday, February 27, 2009

Stamp Sets in full!

Please join us in the There She Goes Paper Craft Planet Group from 7-9 PM (Eastern time) for the release chat! There is going to be fun, games, and give aways :)

Now that you have all seen the gorgeous cards made by the Trendsetters using the brand new stamp sets, it's your turn to see the sets in all their glory!

The first set is Nature Of Friendship. Oh my, how I love this set! The possibilities are endless with this beautiful silhouette set.

Nature Of Friendship

Set of 25


I don't know about you guys but I am HORRIBLE about getting cards out on time for someones special day. This set will make up for those "oops" moments :)
Slow and Steady
Set of 13
I just love this simple holiday set! It has pretty much all of the calendar holidays all together in one mini set!!
Holidays Galore
Set of 15
For many of the Trendsetters, this was their favorite set! I love these sentiments along with the Celtic designs.

Set of 13

Holly has posted a sketch challenge on the Paper Craft Planet to celebrate this weeks release. This is such a great sketch and it was a lot fun to create with! If you would like to use this sketch, please use the keyword TSGSC01 so that we can all see your beautiful creations.

For my card I used the new set Nature Of Friendship. I love how this came together! Simple and yet still elegant :)

And of course the moment you have all been waiting for! Here are the winners for the challenges-

Bling It Out Challenge Winner: Cammy
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:9
Timestamp: 2009-02-28 05:10:50 UTC

You can see Cammy's beautiful card here

Blessings Blog Hop Challenge Winner: Ida
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:10
Timestamp: 2009-02-28 05:14:18 UTC

Slow and Steady Blog Hop Challenge Winner: Jen Tapler
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:26
Timestamp: 2009-02-28 05:15:15 UTC

Nature of Friendship Blog Hop Challenge Winner: Janet Castle
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:13
Timestamp: 2009-02-28 05:16:20 UTC

Congratulations to all the winners! Please email me your info and your goodies will be sent to you :)

Come back tomorrow for the Week In Review. You can bet that this weeks WIR is going to be PACKED with gorgeous creations :)

Nature Of Friendship Blog Hop Challenge

You have until Midnight tonight to complete all of the challenges for your chance to win one of the 5 stamp sets that are up for grabs. Make sure you add your name to the correct Mister Linky Box to qualify!

Bling It On Challenge

Blessings Blog Hop Challenge

Slow & Steady (and Holidays Galore) Blog Hop Challenge

Nature Of Friendship Blog Hop Challenge (at the end of this post)

Today's sneak peek is of the set Nature Of Friendship. This set is my favorite of this release! It is a gorgeous silhouette set that is designed to make different scenes to frame absolutely beautiful friendship sentiments. This set is easily going to become a favorite of yours!

For my first card, I took a piece of glossy card stock and sponged some light colors to make a beautiful sunrise. I then stamped the various images and sentiment in chocolate chip craft ink. After the ink was completely dry, I matted the main image with Basic Grey DP and Very Vanilla cardstock. This was a very simple card to make but I love the elegance of it!

For this second card I took the flower stem that comes in this set and used it to make a branch. I then took one of the flowers and used it to make leaves. The flowers were stamped in Certainly celery, Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss. I added some little flowers stamped in Rose Red to bring out the Basic Grey paper I used on the back panel. I added those cute little birds and that is it for the main panel!

Make sure you stop by the other Trendsetter's blogs and leave a comment! When you are done, come back here and add your name to the Mister Linky box for your chance to win a FREE set of Nature Of Friendship :)

Nature Of Friendship Blog Hop Challenge Participants
1. KathyJ (Wattle)
2. Terri E
3. Sheena B.
4. Michele L.
5. Lisa Henke
6. Kim Prakken
7. Julia Aston
8. Jackie Pedro
9. Cammy
10. kelli
11. Elizabeth
12. Becky S
13. Janet Castle
14. Jackie R.
15. Jill Haddad
16. antje
17. Ida
18. Melissa (stampin_melissa)
19. Lori
20. Char in So Cal
21. Christy F
22. Dell Richards
23. Tracey

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Slow & Steady Blog Hop Challenge!

You have until 12:00 AM Saturday to enter in this blog candy!!

Are you guys ready to see some more sneak peeks today???? Today you are going to see some gorgeous cards made using the set Slow & Steady as well as a new mini set Holidays Galore.

I loved the sketch challenge on SCS yesterday and it inspired me to make this card. The little snails in this set are too darn cute!

For this second project, I printed off a blank calendar online and decorated it with the sets Special Delivery and Slow & Steady. Do you see the holidays marked??? Those are from the $5 mini set Holidays Galore! This mini set is a must have for your collection. It has all of the holidays that you will need for any project!

Now hop on over to the other Trendsetter's blogs so you can see their amazing projects! Don't forget to leave comments for all of them (on their TSG Sneak Peeks!) and come back here and add your name to the Mister Linky list so that you have the chance to win the TWO sets that are being showcased today!!

Angela Jones

Faith Hofrichter

Holly McMillen

Maki Jones

Silke Ledlow

Bev Rousch

Denise Marzec

Stephanie Hargis

Wendy Weixler

Becky Carafa

Christi Thorsen

Jessie Rone

Joanne Grzelak

Jodi Collins

Julie Lacey

Slow & Steady Blog Hop Challenge Participants
1. Jessica K
2. Char in So Cal
3. Terri E.
5. diana
6. nancy Polansky
7. Cammy
8. michele L.
9. Lisa Henke
10. Peggy M
11. nerdette_steph
12. Stephanie Eisele
13. Jackie Pedro
14. Jill Haddad
15. Becky S
16. Ida
17. Elena
18. Nancy Panko
19. kelli
20. Charlene
21. Kim P
22. Staci Miserlian
23. Kim Prakken
24. Sheena B.
25. Tracey
26. Jen Tapler
27. Dell Richards
28. Shelley
29. Angela R.
30. Janet Castle
31. Benedicte
32. Alma
33. Jessica B
34. Jackie R.
35. Melissa (stampin_melissa)
36. Lori
37. Sherry D
38. Sue D
39. Christy F

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Blessings Blog Hop Challenge

You have until 12:00 AM Saturday to enter in this blog candy!!

Today the wonderful Trendsetters are going to be exclusively sharing their creations with you using the new set Blessings. You won't see these cards anywhere else but on their blogs and my, what gorgeous things they have created!

Would you like the chance to win Blessings? All you have to do is comment on EACH of the Trendsetter's blogs with their Blessings preview and after you have checked out their gorgeous projects and have left a comment on ALL of the blogs, come back and add your name to the list! I will announce the winner on Saturday :)

For my card today I used a color combo that I don't remember using before. I used Chocolate chip, Not quite navy and very vanilla and some new Basic Grey paper that was given to me as a present :) I used my sewing machine to go around the edges of both my panels and added some shiny silver brads to give it a little sparkle ;)

Now go check out the rest of the Trendsetter's blogs to see what they have cooked up with this beautiful set. After you have finished commenting on all of the other blogs, come back and add your name to the Mister Linkey for your chance to win!











Blessings Blog Hop Challenge Participants
1. Cher
2. Janet Castle
3. Shannon Roberts
4. Terri E
5. Michele L.
6. Keri Brown
7. Kim
8. Becky S
9. Jess Colligan
10. Ida
11. Jackie Pedro
12. Cammy
13. Sheena B.
14. Jessica B.
15. Kim P
16. Nancy Polansky
17. Jill Haddad
18. Kathy J
19. Jane W.
20. Christy
21. Melissa K.
22. Dell Richards
23. Jessica K
24. Nancy P
25. Lisa Henke
26. k prakken
27. Jan Hunnicutt
28. Lori
29. Christine Jonick
30. Bren
31. Jackie R.
32. Melissa (stampin_melissa)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Welcome Trendsetters!

You have until 12:00 AM Saturday to get your Bling It Out challenges in!

March is going to be such an exciting month at There She Goes! As the current DT member's terms are coming to an end, I have brought in 6 new faces and for the month of March we will be one BIG design team! Not only that but the Design Team also has a new name. With all of the amazing talent that we have on this team, it is only fitting that they be called the Trendsetters. So without further ado, I bring you the new Trendsetters that will be joining our current Design Team members.

Becky Carafa (beccabatgirl)
Christi Thorsen (Cici510)
Jessie Rone (knightrone)
Joanne Grzelak (jojot)
Jodi Collins (kharmagirl)
Julie Lacely (juliemlacey)

Welcome to the team everyone!! I would also like to say a big thank you to the ladies that are staying on as our Senior Trendsetters!

Angela Jones
Faith Hofrichter
Holly McMillen
Maki Jones
Silke Ledlow

I am so sad to see the following ladies go at the end of the month as they have been so wonderful to work with! Thank you guys for all you have done, you are all amazing!!

Bev Rousch
Denise Marzec
Stephanie Hargis
Wendy Weixler

Make sure you stop by the new Trendsetter's Blogs and give them a warm welcome as well as check out their answers to your top 10 questions :) You can see the answers to my questions HERE.

This month's TSG challenge is to BLING IT OUT! So bring out your rhinestones, glitter, sparkle pens, stickles and everything else that you can use to bling out your card. Use TSG stamps and you will be entered to win a free NEW RELEASE stamp set! You have until Saturday 12:00 AM Est. to get those challenge projects in! Please use the keyword TSG04 and enter your name and link to your card here-

Bling It Out Challenge Participants
1. kellijo
2. Michele L.
3. Jane Wetzel
4. Lisa Henke
5. Kim Prakken
6. Terri E.
7. Becky S
8. Anita
9. Cammy
10. Dell Richards

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Crazy puppy!

A couple of nights ago I was downstairs working on the laptop, the girls were in bed and Matt was in the shower. I hear a few bump noises and then Sammy (one of our dogs) yelp. I got up to check on him and first I see one of our cats, Wangster (that's what I get for letting Matt name a pet....) so I figured he must have put Sammy in his place again lol. Well, I look around the corner and this is what I see......

Sammy had somehow knocked my sweatshirt off of the coat rack and decided to climb in the sleeve LOL!! I could not believe what I was seeing! After I was sure he was ok, I grabbed the camera cause I knew that this is a once in a lifetime Kodak kinda moment :)

Thankfully I just had to help him put his head back in the sleeve and he was able to wiggle his way back out. Poor thing.... This is definitely a Stampbook Page moment lol!

And the winner of this weeks WIR-

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:12
Timestamp: 2009-02-23 17:49:36 UTC

Comment #12 is from Sheila

Sheila said...
I am new to your site and I love what I see! I would love to win one of these cards.Sheila
Sunday, February 22, 2009

Congrats Sheila! Email me your info and which card you would like and that will be sent out to you :)

Make sure you guys come back tomorrow for a big announcement!! You are gonna love what you see! :D

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Week In Review (Feb. 16-22) & Card Give Away

bI can't believe that it's Sunday already! I neeed a much longer weekend. I wish that I could report that we are starting to feel better but we are actually getting worse. We are all now getting a bad case of the sore throats. Grrr... I'm so done with this whole sick thing! Usually in our house, one person will get sick pass it to someone else until we have all had it and then we're better. Not this time, for some reason we are all coming down with the bug at the same time.

But thank goodness that I have the WIR to lift my spirits :) Looking at all of the gorgeous cards made by the There She Goes DT always brings a smile to my face!

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!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

No card today, just a question~

I have been soo sick the last few days and just don't have the energy to stamp anything. I can't get sick, I have too much to do lol!

Next week is going to be so very exciting as we lead up to the fabulous March release! There is going to be announcements, challenges, prizes and of course lots of great sneak peeks :). If you want to be among the first to be let in on the fun, make sure to sign up for the TSG Newsletter that will be going out on Monday.

To start off I have a question for you:

"If you could ask a There She Goes DT member one question, what would it be?"

I will pick my favorite question from you guys to be compiled with the questions from the other DT member's blogs.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dollar Find Friday (Maki- Mirror)

I am soooooo thankful that today is Friday!!! I can't even tell you how much I need a weekend. I have been sick for a few days and have been working overtime to get ready for Release Week next week. Can you believe that we are at the end of February already???? My girls have been passing a nasty little cold around too so hopefully we can all get caught up on some rest and just relax.

And now here is a gorgeous Dollar Find Friday project brought to you by Maki!

Happy Friday everyone! Today is my turn to show a Dollar Find Friday project. Every Friday, one of the TSG DT girls shows their altered project with an item that costs $1.00 or less.

I found the simple oval mirror at Dollar Tree and I like it because it can be come off from the frame easily. I decided to alter it with using the glass etching cream. It's a fun and easy technique. I strongly recommend to read the instruction on the bottle before start your project(s) to prevent accident(s).

Here is the list of the supplies for etching:
-Glass etching cream (I used Armour Etch and you can find at the major craft stores)
-stamps (Flowers of Friendship)
-Clear embossing powder
-foam brush
-ribbon (not shown)
-strong adhesive
- rhinestones (not shown)

1. Disassemble the mirror and clean the surface. For optional, I rubbed the surface with Embossing Buddy to prevent the statics.

2. Stamp the images with VersaMark and sprinkle the clear embossing powder on the image. Heat the embossed image with the heat gun and wait until cool completely.

3. With using the etching cream and foam brush, cover the entire surface evenly. Wait about 5-10 minutes and just rinse off the cream with warm water. The heated emboss powder should peel off at the same time. That's it! Your embossed images appears as non etched images :) (OPTIONAL)You can also -Stamp the images with StazOn with the etched surface.-Decorate with rhinestones, ribbon or paper pieces. That's it from me. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

First ever TSG blog hop!

Welcome to the very first There She Goes blog hop!! The wonderful Holly has given us the challenge to make a card based on a quote found at this site. We had to use the stamp set that she assigned us and the only restrictions were that we had to use TSG stamps but could use a computer generated sentiment if we chose.

I was assigned the lovely set Flowers Of Happiness. This is one of my favorite sets not only because I loooooove flowers but it is so versatile too! I chose the quote "Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower. ~John Harrigan. I printed the sentiment off on the computer, ran it through my cuttlebug with the Label die by QuickKutz and decorated it with flowers. The DP is by Basic Grey. I stamped the vines on the DP and colored them with copic markers. Added a few brads, punched the corners and I'm done!

Now head on over to Maki's blog for the second stop on our first ever TSG blog hop!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stampbooking Wednesday and some exciting news!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm happy to report that I made through yesterday and came out alive, but just barely ;) Thank goodness my friend Kelli came over for a couple hours to keep me company and help me pack orders. She's so great!

For today's Stampbook page, I cased this gorgeous card made by Silke. I absolutely love the soft colors!

The lighting isn't very good in this picture, I'm still trying to figure out a way to get a good picture of my Stampbook Pages. I love this picture of the girls because it has been sooo hard to try get all three girls in one picture together lately. They were more than happy to sit together for me this time because I bribed them with their new presents from their Grampa and Nina LOL! I told them they couldn't open them until I got at least one good picture :) All images used are from the set Roses & Chocolates and were colored in using colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

And now for the exciting news!! Tomorrow the TSG Design Team will be having it's first ever blog hop! The wonderful Holly has issued us a challenge, assigned us a stamp set and you will be amazed by all the beautiful work done by this fantastic Design Team :) The blog hop will start here on my blog at 8:00 AM Eastern time.