TSG171 - Sketch

August 27, 2012

Happy Monday!
This week's challenge over at the TSG blog is brought to us by Kim T.! She has challenged us to make a card or project using the sketch below!!

Here is my take.




The image is from Pumpkins On the Vine and the sentiment is from Hauntingly Delightful


To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using the sketch, and then go back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (September 3rd).
The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG171 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Need some inspiration to help you get started? Head on over to the TSG blog to see what the other Trendsetters came up with!;)

Thank you for stopping by!

TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day4 - On the Move

August 24, 2012

It's final day of the TSG sneak peeks!
Today's set is a moving themed set, which we think will help to ease the pain of moving just a little!





Most people do NOT like to move, and this cute set has an image and sentiment for every occasion, whether you be the one moving, or if you are sending one to a friend or family member. With a major transition such as moving, a hand stamped greeting is JUST the thing to say goodbye, hello, or just a plain welcome to the neighborhood….and there’s a DOG!!!!

On the Move is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 22 stamps and will sell for $24.00.



Arrows have recently been popping up here and there in the paper crafting world, right? I thought an arrow would go well with moving theme, so I made an arrow shaped banner, stamped the sentiment and added some dashed line with a white gel pen. Hummmm... now I need some arrow dies!!


Would you like to win the new On the Move 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, August 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


******* Happy Hopping! ******


TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day3 -- Enjoy Life - By the Sea

August 23, 2012

It's Day3 of this month's TSG Sneak peeks. The stamp set we are showing you today is Enjoy Life - By the Sea!


Last month we released the new Enjoy Life set with matching dies, and THIS month, Melyssa has created a set full of stamps to go along with the dies!! From crabs, to sand castles, oysters, and octopi, this set will help you use the Enjoy Life dies to there fullest!!

Enjoy Life-By the Sea is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 25 stamps and will sell for $18.00.



For the crab image, I used Enjoy Life set along with the new set. At first, I stamped a chevron patterned ice cream image from Enjoy Life set, then stamped a crab image from Enjoy Life - By the Sea set over the pattern. It's an easy and fun way to color the crab!;)


Would you like to win the new Enjoy Life-By the Sea  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, August 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

********* Enjoy hopping!! **********

TSG Blog Hope Challenge Day2 -- Swing Big

August 22, 2012

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day2 of this month's TSG Blog Hope Challenges!

Before showing you today's set, Swing Big, I'd like to say a big thank you to Kim O'Connell. The original idea for this set came from her, and she gave me some great inspirations while I was designing. I'm sure that I couldn't do this set without her!




America’s favorite past time has been brought to life with Torico’s style, and cutesy whimsical characters!! For the baseball enthusiast to the mom/dad yelling in the stands, this set is PERFECT for the baseball lover in your life! Can you imagine the scrapbooking possibilities!

Swing Big is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 16 stamps and will sell for $15.00.





Would you like to win the new Swing Big 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, August 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

******** Happy Hopping!! ********

TSG Blog Hop Challenge -- Donkey University

August 21, 2012

Welcome to Day1 of this month's TSG sneak peeks!!
Today we are showing you another Donkey set by Melyssa, which is called Donkey University!:D





Our favorite new animal at There She Goes is the Donkey, and this month Melyssa has found great new ways for us to dress up our Donkey however we see fit. With his super cute tee shirt, and several sayings, you can send Donkey to the University, or just let everyone know what a STUD he is!! We hope you love this set as much as WE do, because believe me, we are in LOVE!!

Donkey University is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 13 stamps and will sell for $10.00.






I did paper piecing for his T-shirt. The saying, "Normal is boring", was stamped with VersaMark ink and was heat embossed with white EP. To match with the saying, I colored his hair in purple and added some diamond stickles. lol!


Would you like to win the new Donkey University 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, August 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

******** Happy Hopping!! ********

TSG Again! -- A Book is a gift

August 17, 2012

Loooong time no see, everyone! I'm sorry that I've been a bad blogger this past a few weeks. With my kids' summer vacation, my life doesn't go in a normal pace:( But I've been working on some crafty things behind the scene;), and hopefully things will get back  to 'normal' by the end of this month! (My children's schools restart in the last week of this month.)

Anyway, I have a card to share with you today!
It's a TSG Again! week over at the TSG blog, where we are featuring some older TSG stamp sets. This month's sets are...


Chemistry Regular Price: $18.00 Special Price: $15.30
Chem 101 Regular Price: $7.00 Special Price: $5.95
Believe in You Regular Price: $24.00 Special Price: $20.40
Technology Bytes Regular Price: $18.00 Special Price: $15.30


And today, we are showing you a new card/project using one of these sets. For my card, I used Believe in You.


Please head over to the TSG blog to see what the other Trendsetters have created for today!

I'm going to visit my parents' home (where is far from here about 7 hours by train!) this weekend and I'll meet my sister and her family for the first time in about two years!!:)
I'm sure that it will be a great weekend for me, and I hope yours is wonderful too!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Japanese rubber stamps

August 9, 2012

I went to a local craft shop with my daughter last week and bought two rubber stamp sets which are from a Japanese stamp company, Kodomo-no-kao. I usually prefer clear stamps to rubber stamps, but I couldn't resist these cuties!!




** I borrowed the images above from Karaku Tokyo. Please visit the store for more details about these stamp sets. **

I created a quick card using Forest Animals set. The sentiment was from Daydreamer set (PTI).



I hope you like it! I can't wait to ink up the other stamps from this set, and my daughter is looking forward to a card using Little Three Pigs set.:) (Just have no time for working on it! ugh!)

Thank you for stopping by!

TSG 168 -- Get Sentimental

August 7, 2012

This weeks challenge over at the TSG blog is brought to us by Sandra. She is challenging us to make a card or project using a sentiment as the main focal of your project!






For my card I used two sentiment stamps from BombDiggity. My inspiration for the layout was from Retro Sketches #23.




To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using this week’s challenge and then go back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (August 13th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG168 so we can check out your beautiful work!

I hope you have some time for playing along with us this week!:)


Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #71

August 6, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

It has been almost a week since I posted here last time. I don't want to say this, but my recent life has been so busy that my creative mojo is down...:( But last night, I managed to make a quick card using this week's sketch from Sketchbook Saturday Challenge (SSC71).





As you see, I turned the sketch upside down.:P The stamp set I used was Bugs & Hisses from TSG.

Thank you for looking!:)