Monday, December 31, 2012

TSG188-Sponging with Diecuts

This week’s challenge is brought to you by our trendsetter of the week, Tobi. She has challenged us to use sponging with diecuts on our cards!!

What's this challenge all about? Whenever I cut my images out with Spellbinders (or similar to them - the kind with the middle open) I will do this cool and easy technique! 

1. Stamp image
2. Cut out with die cut
3. Leave die in place and sponge around the edges with your favourite ink. (I usually use Distress Inks.. they blend really well..)
4. Remove die and voila! 

(Stamp set used: Sparkly & Bright

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using this week’s challenge(sponging with diecuts) 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 (January 7th). 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 TSG188 so we can check out your beautiful work!

The winner of TSG187 is: Allisa
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-12-31 04:05:21 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!

~ Kim O.
   ~  Stephanie
~ Jessie
~ Theresa
~ Jenny
~ Tobi

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Week in Review (Dec. 23 to 29)

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: terriavidreader

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-12-30 03:06:15 UTC

Be sure to email to claim your card!!

Jessie (Sparkly & Bright)

Kim O. (Swing Big)

Tracy (Penguin Pals)

Stephanie(Sparkly and Bright)

Candace (Smarty Pants)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Year in Review Part Three( September-December)

I really hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the fabulous creations from our Trendsetters, again! I know this is only a small representation of the AMAZING work that this team has done over the past 12 months, especially since a lot of the creations this team has made are used for personal use, or sold in Etsy and brick and mortar stores...some of the girls even send their excess cards to Jessica for our wholesale orders! Again, as for the previous two days, these cards were one's that were included in our Week In Review posts over the last four months, but I've had a ton of fun looking back!!

Enjoy, and have a great day!

Friday, December 28, 2012

A Year in Review Part Two( May-August)

I decided to take a look back through all the cards that have been included in our Week In Review, and Release Week In Review posts! So, here are a few(ok, a lot) of my favorites that the SUPER talented Trendsetters have shared throughout the first four months of the year...and a couple of my own favorites, too!! LOL