Thursday, January 31, 2013

Trendsetting Spotlight on Katie Skiff

This week's Trendsetting Spotlight has fallen on Katie Skiff! Katie was at our stamping retreat last February, and she is such a sweet person!! We had fun getting to know her, and hanging out! I decided to check out her blog and see what she had been up to since our retreat, and found some goodies!!

Her first card uses the set Scootin' By...and I just LOVE it! Clean and simple, but look at that cutting! Great paper piecing and stitching, as well! So much fun!

Her second card is adorable!! It's uses Under the Weather, and is so bright and cheerful it would cheer ANYONE up! Great layout, embellishments, and papers, too!

Her last card uses the Aim for the Clouds set, which I adore!! What fantastic and PERFECT papers for this stamp set, and I just LOVE her layout and cutesy little bow!!

Well, that is all for me for now! Be sure to head on over to Katie's blog to say hi and check out her work!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday Trends--Woodgrain

Hi everyone!  I'm Tracy and I'm going to share a technique with you today on how to get a great woodgrain look.  Woodgrain papers are really hot right now, but you can create your own.  All you need is some strips of kraft paper and sepia or brown ink.  I cut my strips at 5/8".

 I staggered the strips so my stamping wouldn't be uniform, then just stamped from left to right leaving a small blank space in between stampings.
Once all my strips were stamped I started to glue them down in a random pattern on a circle of card stock.
When finished I trimmed the edges.
 I used the stamped woodgrain panel to create a background for the porthole through which you can view the two cuties in the boat from the Float My Boat set from Torico.
 I added the decorative panel to a easel card base to finish off the nautical theme card.
I used this same technique on the Doggie Mini Album I made using the Puppy Love set and it can be used with lots of other great There She Goes sets.  Hope you'll give it a try.
See you Friday with an Anything But a Card project.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trendsetter Tuesday-Tracy!!

This is the first time I have ever got to put Tracy in the spotlight on Trendsetter Tuesday, and it's about time it happened!! Tracy is one of our newest Trendsetters, and her talent is MESMERIZING! On top of that, she is SUPER sweet and so kind! Tracy's coloring is what first drew me to her blog, and her ability to layer, and use patterned paper SUCKED me in! She truly is a VERY talented stamper. 

I have chosen three of Tracy's cards to spotlight today!!

Her card from the Sparkly & Bright release from last month just makes me smile. The GORGEOUS colors, the amazing embellishments, and her jaw dropping's all to gorgeous! I adore this card so much!

When I saw her project for the Tooth Fairy Approved blog hop, I was floored! Do you SEE that's AMAZING!! I love her out of the box thinking on this one, and the fact that she didn't make just a card...which I struggle with getting away from! Awesome job, Tracy!

And finally, for a bit of fun!! I LOVE this card made from the Oh Crop set....and when pigs fly...TOO FUNNY!! Her clouds, both die cuts and sponging are perfection, and I LOVE the colors. This card has a simple design, but creates so much visual interest!

Well, that is it for me for now! Be sure to check out Tracy's blog and say hi while you are there!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

TSG192-Wood Grain

This week our challenge is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the week, Tracy!  She has challenged us to make a card or project using something that is VERY trendy right now, wood grain!!

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using this challenge, 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 (February 4th). 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 TSG192 so we can check out your beautiful work!

The winner of last week's TSG191 challenge is: Nancy Thomas

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2013-01-28 02:13:44 UTC

Be sure to email to claim your prize.

Need some inspiration to help you get started? Check out these great cards made by the following Trendsetters!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Release Week In Review (Jan 20- Jan 26)

Hey everyone!! I hope you enjoyed this week's release!!It's time for the Week In Review!!

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:Chitra Nair

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2013-01-27 06:10:01 UTC

Be sure to email to claim your card!!

Kim O. (Boot Camp)

Kim O. (Get in Gear)

Kim O. (Doxie with Moxie and Size Matters)

Kim O. (Be My Valentine)

Torico (Birthdaybot)

Torico (Boot Camp)

Torico (Get In Gear)

Theresa (Love Birds)

Theresa (Boot Camp)

Theresa (Get in Gear)

Theresa (Be My Valentine)

Theresa (Heartfelt Thanks)

Stephanie(Heartfelt Thanks)
 Stephanie(Get In Gear)
Stephanie(Doxie With Moxie)

Kelly (Heartfelt Thanks)

Kelly (Doxie with Moxie)

Kelly (Be My Valentine)

Jessie(Get In Gear)

Jessie(Boot Camp)

Jessie(The Doxie With Moxie)

Tracy (The Doxie with Moxie)

Tracy (Boot Camp)

Tracy (Be My Valentine)

Sandra (Doxie With Moxie)

Sandra (Boot Camp)

Sandra (Be My Valentine)

Sandra (Heartfelt Thanks)

Candace (Get in Gear)

Candace (Doxie with Moxie)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

And the January Winners Are...

Thanks again for your participation in this month's Blog Hop Challenges, and Release Party!! We LOVE that you LOVE There She Goes and appreciate all your support!! 

Without further ado, here are the winners from this month's Blog Hops!!

The Doxie With Moxie/Size Matters winner is: Alina
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2013-01-27 00:03:43 UTC

chosen from Debby's blog.

Get in Gear/Boot Camp winner is: Cheryl
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2013-01-27 00:00:47 UTC

chosen from Tracy's blog.

Be My Valentine winner is: Elizabeth
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2013-01-26 23:58:22 UTC

chosen from Tobi's Blog

Heartfelt Thanks winner is: Sabrina
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2013-01-26 23:56:46 UTC

chosen from Kim T's blog

and the winner of this month's Release Party chat and ALL the new release stamps is:Lisa Kramer Henke

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2013-01-27 03:54:45 UTC

Be sure to email me at with your mailing info to claim your prize!!!

There's Still Time To Hop!!

In case you missed it, you have until 5:00PM EST on Saturday, January 26th to hop along with us and comment to win!! Here are links to this week's blog hop challenges to help you out!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Heartfelt Thanks Blog Hop Challenge

Our fourth and final day!! We are so thrilled to have you all hopping along with us! We love you guys!!

Our final set for this month was designed by our AMAZING owner, Jessica Knutsen. This gorgeous tree with heart shaped leaves is perfect for not only telling someone you love them, but for saying thanks from the bottom of your heart. It could be used for so much more, too!!

Heartfelt Thanks is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $9.00.

Would you like to win the new Heartfelt Thanks 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, January 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.