TSG Birdie Wishes Blog Hop!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hello and welcome to the There She Goes 'Birdie Wishes' Blog Hop!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We're showing you sneak peeks all week long of the new sets being released in December and you won't want to miss a single day! If you've stopped by my blog from the uber talented Maki Jones's blog, then you're on the right track, but if you've stopped here by chance and would like to play along on this hop, just head over to TSG blog and start your journey there.

Today's hop is all about the new Birdie Wishes set! It's sooo cute and the best part is that all the pieces are individual stamps, so it's all interchangeable!

For this first card I used the smaller of the two birdies and had him sing a little tune. Since there's not a lot of coloring required for this stamp set, and you know what I'm like; I HAD to color something! So I sponged in the sky around him and watercolored the grass below him. The best thing about stamp sets from There She Goes, is that you can guarantee that there will be a great sentiment or two included AND in a fabulous font! I'm all about nice fonts and this set does not disappoint! See that stitching around the oval panel? Yeah, don't try this unless you are a professional seamstress or you're a glutton for punishment! I didn't trust my sewing machine to keep the stitching straight along this curve, so I manually pulled the sewing machine wheel around and pain stakingly stitched around the oval! Call me crazy!

This this second card I used the other birdie and some of the ornaments from the set too. Can you guess how many stamps I used to compose this image? Did you guess 17?? It's crazy how many stamps are in this 4" x 6" set! I used this week's Sketch For You To Try for this layout and some of last year's Basic Grey Christmas paper because I love it so much! What you don't see in this photo is how much this card shimmers! I couldn't help myself! Sometimes the glimmer mist leaves big splotches, so I use the perfume technique of spritzing the air and waving my card in it until it's covered in the sparkly mist.

So do ya wanna win this awesome new set?! Head back to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the Birdie Wishes post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own set of Birdie Wishes. The winner will be announced Saturday (Nov. 28th) during the Release Party Chat.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Supplies
Card 1
Stamps: There She Goes 'Birdie Wishes'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Certain Celery, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive
Papers: Very Vanilla, Bazzil Basics, PP - Cosmo Cricket 'Earth Love'
Access: Ribbon, Small Oval Nestibilities, Kaiser Pearl Adhesives, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

Card 2
Stamps: There She Goes 'Birdie Wishes'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Distress Inks 'Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap'
Papers: Kraft, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding'
Access: Buttons, Paper Piercer, Ranger's Glossy Accents, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl, Sponges, Dimensionals

30 Comments:

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

Both of these are gorgeous Sandra!! The black of the silhouette images really make them stand out :)

Ida P. Krause said...

Fantastic and wonderful cards both.
Love how the notes are coming out of the birds beak in your first card and I just love the fun feel of the Christmas bird card.

Annette said...

Both cards are beautiful, that stitching is fantastic well worth the effort you put in, love how you threaded the ribbon, lovely Christmas card, would never had used black for the bird but it looks fantastic, take careX:)

craftieodamae said...

Fantastic cards!!! I love the first one, your stiching is great and love how the birdie is singing!

Alina said...

Wow! The first card it's really amazing! So delicate! so elegant! good job!

~Q~ said...

Wow - both cards are standouts! If I were the recipient for either one, it'd be framed and displayed in my craft room for inspiration. I love the colors you used for both cards. The layout of the Christmas card is just fabulous!!!!!

Michele L. said...

OMG!
what gorgeous cards... I love them both. the first is just so simply elegant. the second has this very natural feel and slightly vintage. very different! great job!

Wendy said...

You totally did what I was going to do with the stamps and the same paper...if I had mine!!! LOL Kidding...but I will copy yours now though! Amazing, way to end the hop, yours rocks!

Carol Dee said...

Both cards are lovely, I like the song drifting out of th eoval and the color combinations. Happy Thanksgiving.

Julie said...

These are both so fabulous! Great layouts on both and I love how they are both so different from each other. Great cards!

Julie said...

OMG, both of these are gorgeous, Sandra!

Heather P. said...

Such beautiful cards!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tanya said...

Wow, these are beautiful! Really love the first one, kinda has an old fashioned feel, just beautiful. :)

JenRaff said...

Fantastic, gorgeous cards! You always manage to go beyond --
Happy Thanksgiving!

Theresa said...

Sandra, you are just beyond talented. I love your cards. The first one especially.

Fantastic job! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Motz said...

Wow!! Your little black birds are so striking...LOVE them!!! I would never have thought of stamping them in black!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beatiful cards! I am so excited about this set!! The birds are perfect and I love the fonts on the sentiments! I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Dee

Becky Carafa said...

These are just gorgeous!

Lela said...

Wow, both cards are fabulous! I really like the clouds on the first one.

vdutchr said...

WONDERFUL! Beautiful colors! Love this set!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards

WickedPixie said...

Sandra, these are so whimsical and pretty!! 17 stamps! My goodness! Well, it was well worth the work!! :-)Traci

Anita said...

Awesome cards!

Makiko Jones said...

Another fabulous cards, Sandra! Your details are always super fantastic!!

Kim P said...

Both of these cards are great...but I really like the singing bird!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gosh, I adore both of these cards! Birds are amongst my faves, and I love the artistry of both of your creations!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! I am WICKED impressed with your cutting job on the musical score, and your birdie card with the dangling ornaments is beautiful. Sigh... Happy thanksgiving!!

Maureen said...

Both of these are completely awesome! Your cutting and coloring are perfect on the first and LOVE the little scene on the second!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!...these need to be published! I love everything about these and the details are amazing.

kadie said...

GORGEOUS! STUNNING!!! I have to buy these stamps now!! Omgoodness, these are BEAUTIFUL and I agree with Mare, should be published!!!!!

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