Friday, August 31, 2012

ABC Friday - Dry Erase Weekly Meal Planner

Hi everyone! Kim T here for "Anything but a card Friday" and I decided to try something a little different this week! I had an extra 8x10" frame laying around my craft room so decided to kill 2 birds with one stone and make a project as well as to help myself in my weekly meal planning! (The picture below is a photo of the card without the glass so that you could see some of the details)

I am forever plagued but losing the my weekly meal planning lists and because I don't particularly enjoy meal planning in general, there is nothing worse than having to do it twice in one week! So I made this pretty dry erase board meal planner using the Bon Appetit set and my computer :D I created the little weekly calendar and banners on my computer and combined it with my coloured chef whom I have affectionately named Chef Boyardee :D

Did you know that glass acts beautifully as a dry erase board? So framed works of art/cards are the perfect use for creating beautiful dry erase boards. This one will sit on my kitchen island and now I won't have to go looking for stray lists that have grown legs and walked away all by themselves and best of all it's re-usable!

Thanks for coming by today and if you decide to make one of your own, link it here so that we can see too :D

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hello's and Goodbye's-Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow.

Jessica and I always have a hard time saying good bye to our fabulous Trendsetters. We feel like a family here, and it's always so sad to see someone go. This term we have said goodbye to Karen and Corinna already, and now, Laurel is leaving us, too. :(

Laurel, you have been a complete joy to work with, and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of There She Goes. We hope to see you around, playing in challenges, and just hanging out with us!! Good luck with everything you do in the future!!!

Now, for the hello's!! THIS is the part that gets us all excited, NEW TRENDSETTERS!!! This term we are welcoming on/back 5 FABULOUS designers, so please join us in making them feel welcome!!

We are THRILLED to welcome back:


And joining us for the first time are:


We are SO excited to have these girls join us, and JUST in time for our 4th Birthday Celebration which starts on Monday, September 3rd!!! Stay tuned, you are NOT going to want to miss the fun!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jen's Sunshine Blog Hop

We are thrilled to be a sponsor over at the Party Time Tuesday blog, and this time, for a very good cause! Head on over to the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to get started on this hop, and thank you for helping us support Jen Scull!! Jen is battling cancer, and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of a specially designed digi set, Jen's Sunshine, will go to Jen and her family.


Hugs from all of us at There She Goes! We hope the fundraiser goes AMAZING!!! Best wishes and lots of love to you, Jen. Keep on battling and being strong, the crafting community is behind you 110%

Wednesday Trends - Sponging a Scene

Remember this card from the TSG171 Sketch Challenge earlier in the week? Well you are in for a treat today! It's my Trendsetter week so it was my turn to put together a trend or tutorial for you, so I chose a tutorial...a video tutorial *insert oooh's and ahhhhh's here* :D

Well folks, it's been a few years since I made any sort of video tutorial and I was a little nervous but here goes and try and not laugh me out of the building, 'Kay? ;)

So, what did you think? Think that you can create something like this yourselves? I can assure you that it is very easy and it goes quick once you get started! After the tutorial was shot, I did add a little bit of shading under my crab and some highlights with my white chalk pencil to create the waves! Easy Peasy and it's perfect for all of those images that you colour up ahead of time...just leave a little extra white space around your image and you are good to go for creating the scene of your dreams!

List of supplies for the tutorial:

Paper: 90lb Coldpress Canon Water Colour Paper
Ink:  Baja Breeze (SU), Bermuda Bay (SU), Pacific Point (SU), Not Quite Navy (SU), Creamy Caramel (SU), Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: Cloud Template, 2-Way Glue Pen, Scrap Paper, Sponge Daubers, Masking Tape

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Trendsetting Tuesday- Kim Teasdale!!

This week's Trendsetter of the Week is none other than coloring GODDESS Kim Teasdale. She TRULY is an amazing artist, from stamped creations, stamp illustrations, and blog design...she really has a gift. On top of that, she is a FABULOUS person, and a dear friend....I love her to pieces!! I have had the pleasure of actually meeting and spending some time with Kim, and she is awesome on every level....funny, smart, generous, kind, and so so so TALENTED!

I know I say this every time I feature one of our team members, but we truly do have some amazing ladies on this is SO HARD to pick three cards!! I went through about 5 pages on Kim's blog, and had pretty much every card she had posted saved....decisions are the WORST!

Here first card I picked uses last month's Enjoy Life set. I LOVE how she added the topping to her ice cream scoops. So fun!! The cork for the cone is GENIUS, too! One of the things about Kim's cards is she is so good at pairing papers, and embellishments together that just pull everything together. Her paper and color choices are always so spot on, and she is able to achieve such depth with her creations.

Her second card uses the Side by Side set from There She Goes, and she has made it look SO elegant, I almost didn't recognize it. Completely different from her first card, but SO gorgeous and perfectly done. The colors, distressing, sponging, and all the texture are so amazing, I sighed out loud when I saw it.

Finally, I settled on one of her cards from last week's release using the new Enjoy Life-By the Sea set....SO CUTE!!! I LOVE the adorable scene she created using a heart die, and her expert sponging. The depth of color on the water is TRULY stunning. I also LOVE how she was able to create an almost irridescent look to her's just PERFECT!! Amazing layout, perfect colors and papers, and the layout is so creative and's truly one of my favorite cards of hers...and not just because it uses my favorite line from that set-Be my squishy!!!

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to stop by Kim's blog and say hello!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

TSG171 Sketch Challenge

This week our challenge is brought to us by Kim T.!  She has challenged us to make a card or project using the provided sketch!

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using this sketch, and then come 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 this 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? Check out these great cards made by the following Trendsetters!

~ Kim Teasdale
~ Wendy Ramlakhan
~ Torico

Winner of last week's challenge is: Rose
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-08-26 17:46:10 UTC

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Release week in Review (August 19 to 25)

What is Week In Review (WIR)?- WIR is where we showcase cards made by the Trendsetters and myself throughout the week. Not only to you get to see gorgeous projects made using TSG stamps, but you also have a chance to WIN one of these cards! Leave a comment on this post and next WIR I will choose a winner using a random number generator. That person will then get to pick out their favorite card and the Trendsetter that created it will send it to them :)

Last week's Winner is: Sandy
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-08-25 15:00:32 UTC

Laurel (Donkey University)

Laurel (Swing Big)

Laurel (Enjoy Life By The Sea)

Laurel (On the Move)

Debby (Donkey University)

Debby (Swing Big)

Debby (Enjoy Life - By The Sea)

Debby (On The Move)

Kim O. (Jungle Out There)

Kim O. (Donkey University)

Kim O. (Swing Big)

Kim O. (Enjoy Life - By the Sea)

Kim O. (On the Move)

Torico (Donkey University)

Torico (Swing Big)

Torico (Enjoy Life, Enjoy Life - By the Sea)

Torico (On the Move)

Angela (On the Move)

Angela (Enjoy Life - By the Sea)

Theresa (Donkey University)

Theresa (Swing Big)

Theresa (Enjoy Life: By The Sea)

Candace (Enjoy Life: By the Sea)

Candace (On the Move)

Candace (Swing Big)

Candace (Donkey University)

Jessie(On the Move)

Jessie(Swing Big)

Jessie(Donkey University)

Sandra (Enjoy Life: By The Sea)

Sandra (On The Move)

Sandra (Swing Big)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties...

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to update the There She Goes store with the newly released stamp sets: Donkey University, Swing Big, Enjoy Life-By the Sea, and On the Move, at this time. 

If you wish to place an order for these stamps, you can email Jessica at

Use ORDER as your subject line, and be sure to include the following info in the email:

Your shipping address
Items you wish to order
Email address you can be invoiced at.

The rest of the site is working fine, so you are able to order anything that has been previously released from There She Goes, but if you want to order the new sets along with older ones, please send your full list to Jessica at the above email address. 

We are SO sorry for the inconvenience. We will keep you posted as to when the new sets have been added to the site. 

And the September Winners are....

Thank you all, again, for playing along with this month's Blog Hop Challenges!! We have had so much fun, and are SUPER excited to announce this month's winners!!

This month's winners are:

Donkey University Blog Hop Challenge Winner is:
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-08-25 22:41:49 UTC
chosen from Angela's blog.

Enjoy Life-By The Sea Blog Hop Challenge Winner is: Anita

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-08-25 22:45:48 UTC
chosen from Kim O's blog.

Swing Big Blog Hop Challenge Winner is:Holly AKA KopyKat
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-08-25 22:47:38 UTC
chosen from Jessica's blog.

On the Move Blog Hop Challenge Winner is: Kelly Collins
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-08-25 22:49:11 UTC
chosen from Sandra's blog.

And the winner of the Release Party Chat is:Heidi Bergman 

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-08-26 02:49:14 UTC

Congratulations!! Be sure to email Jessica at to claim your prize!!

You Still Have Time to Hop!!!

There is still plenty of time to hop, so be sure to make your way around and comment on this month's Blog Hop Challenge posts!! Here are links to all the posts!!