Monday, July 4, 2011

TSG114 ~ Glitter, Glitz & Bling / And an Announcement!

Happy 4th of July to all of our friends in the US! Our challenge this week is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the week- Ann. To celebrate the holiday, she is challenging us to add glitter, glitz and bling to your card/projects. There are so many different ways that you can achieve this- glitter, Stickles, rhinestones, shimmer gel pens, etc.


We interrupt your Monday challenge to bring you this breaking news!
The There She Goes Design Team would like to introduce our newest Trendie...

aka Cards_by_America

Hi, my name is America Kuhn and I am super excited to be a TSG Trendie! Thank you, Jessica for the great opportunity to play along side your fabulous team! What an honor!

I am a military wife to my awesome Soldier husband of 11 years (who is also my biggest FAN!).
I am also a proud SAHM to four terrific children.

My papercrafting journey began in 2002 when I was introduced to scrapbooking by a military mom while stationed in Germany. A year later I discovered rubber stamps while searching for scrapbook items in Hawaii and seeing what stamps could do was almost like love at first sight!

I've been passionate about paper crafts but especially card making. It's an addiction like no other that's taken me on a great journey in which I've made some wonderful crafty friends along the way.

I've been luck and fortunate enough to design for several stamp companies along the way. It is my great hope to inspire others as my way of giving back to the great stamping community that has taught me so much!

You can see more of America's work on her blog: ~Cards By America

Welcome aboard, America!


America's first card also follows today's challenge!! Way to Go, America!

To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card that has glitter, glitz and bling, 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 (July 11). 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 look out 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 TSG114 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!


  1. Congrats America!! Off to check out her blog!

  2. Thanks for the challenge - every card needs a little sparkle!


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