TSG Puppy Love and Bee Happy Blog Hop!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hello and welcome to the third and final blog hop for the There She Goes August releases! Today we're showcasing FABULOUS NEW sets designed by TSG's newest designer, Torico!

If you have stopped by here from sweet Pam's blog, then you're on the right track. But if you haven't and would like to see some FABULOUS cards, then head back to the TSG blog to start your journey there.

One of them is an adorable and hugely versatile mini set called Bee Happy. But don't be fooled by the word 'mini' - this set has 27 individual stamps in it! That's an INCREDIBLE value for $7!

How cute is this set?! You really can't afford to not have this set in your collection! I heard that TSG's dear friend, Kelli, begged and begged Jess for a 'fat bumble bee' set and when Torico joined the TSG team, Jess knew she'd create the perfect bee for Kelli. She sure did, didn't she?

Want to take a guess at how many stamps I used to create this card? 7? 9? Try 12! Yep, it was all pieced together from 12 individual stamps! Told you it was a versatile set! To make this card I stamped out the plain hexagon shape multiple times on kraft cardstock. Then I stamped out the patterned hexagon shapes, the different stems to make the flowers, the little baby bee and their dashed flight path. Then I sponged the sky with SU's Cool Caribbean using my Post-It tutorial. Last, but not least, I stamped the two huge bumble bees on some scrap paper, colored them in with my reinkers, cut them out and popped them on dimensionals onto the main panel. And guess what? Not a single piece of designer paper in sight!! See ma: It can be done! lol

Puppy Love is the other set being showcased today and it's a 4x8 set that contains a WHOPPING 39 stamps and will sell for $18. TSG fan, Meredith had been pleading with Jess to create a dog set and Torico was just the designer to do it!

I am absolutely and irrevocably in LOVE with this set!! It is hands down, the BEST dog set out there in stampland right now! I can't wait for you all to see the whole set on Saturday at the release party! You're going to FREEEEAK!

Sometimes when I make cards for release week, I will use the set first that I love the most, and other times I'll save it until last...which is what I did with this set. There are so many cute images in this set, I couldn't decide which to use! In the end I chose this one. Adorable, right?! I picked out some paper from Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers line and used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #79 for my layout and whipped up the card in a couple of hours. (That's amazing for me!) And yes, those cute little images I stamped on the background paper are in the set! :)

Ok, I think I've kept you long enough! hehe Your next stop along this hop is none other than the super talented illustrator herself, Torico!!

Don't forget that you could win this set just by hopping (and commenting) along with us and leaving your deets in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the TSG blog post!


Supplies
'Buzz On Over'

Stamps: There She Goes 'Bee Happy'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Morning Marigold, More Mustard, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Cool Caribbean
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Kraft, Bazzil Basics
Access: Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Dimensionals

'Friends Furever'
Stamps: There She Goes 'Puppy Love'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Max and Whiskers'
Access: Ribbon, Buttons, PTI Rustic Button Twine, Spellbinders Labels 10 Nestibilities, Sponges, Dimensionals

48 Comments:

Makiko Jones said...

Wowza!!! Sandra, both cards are super fabulous!!! Fantastic backgrounds and coloring!!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

I must pick my jaw up off the floor!!! WOW!!! These are gorgeous!!!

Sammibug said...

Awesome cards! I love how you did the backgrounds! Great use of so many stamps!

margie c said...

Wow, stunning cards! I adore them both! But I am rather partial to Bumble-y things :) I really do NEED that set!
hugs, margie

torico said...

OMG... The honeycomb on the background is AMAZING! Love both card!

Brenda said...

Love this release...your cards are so cute!

Cathy said...

Love your bee card, the background is awesome. Love the bee. He is so cute.

Heather P. said...

Totally amazing... As always!! You ROCK! :)

Sarah said...

oooh! the more of these stamps I see, the more I want them!! I absolutely LOVE what you did with that bee card, it's amazing! and the doggy one is super cute too! I love the colors you used with it! love the hexagon stamping on the bee one! great job!

Lisa said...

These are sooooo adorable!!! thanks so much for sharing!!

Lisa H. said...

LOVE them both! cute, cute work. the puppy card is my fave-gerat coloring and adorable background.

Linda L said...

In both cases the stamped background paper you have created is awesome Sandra...you have totally rocked these sets....not at all a surprise of course :-))

CraftyDee said...

LOVE your cards!! The panel with the bees really pops out, just love the colours you used! The doggie card is super cute, beautiful colouring!

Joy said...

i love both sets, especially the doggie set! great cards!

Banu said...

Gorgeous cards. Loved them both.

Maryu said...

Thanks so much for answering so many of my questions about these sets in your blog. Your cards are amazing--expecially like the bee card with the "homemade" designer paper. Can't wait to see complete sets.

Patricia Garcia said...

Cute cards, awesome coloring. These sets are must haves!!

hugs,
Patricia

Dina said...

Fantastic coloring and backgrounds on both cards! The layouts work perfectly too!

Katie Skiff said...

These are both so cute!! I love them!! I love the background on the first one...FUN!!

Serina said...

wow! these cards are amazing!! i love the colors and effects here!

Crafty Math Chick said...

IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE! THE PUPPY SET IS FINALLY HERE! You ROCKED it Sandra, as usual. with your master colorist coloring skills. And Max & Whisker's BG DP is perfect for it too! I love how you created the honeycomb background all over the base on the bee card as well. BRAV-VO!!

~Meredith

Patty said...

These cards are just precious! I can't decide which I love the best... have to buy them both ;-) Amazing cards.

Judy McMullen said...

Oh Sandra, I can see why you're so in love with these new stamp sets! You've done a fantastic job using so many great images. Darling cards!!!

Susan said...

They're both so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Elena said...

Gorgeous cards, Sandra! Your coloring is so inspiring! Thank you so much for the beautiful hop!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are amazing Sandra!

Ann Kranitz said...

super cute cards!!!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous card! Love the background very much!

Lillian Child said...

Great choice of coordinating papers and your shading is beautiful!

Maureen said...

Wow!! Amazing cards as always!! LOVE that honeycomb background and that doggie image is just too cute for words!

Carol said...

Fabulous cards!!!! I just love this set!!!!

corinna said...

These are just so gorgeous! I'm really loving BOTH of these sets...but for the life of me I can't see where you've got 12 stamps on that card!

JoAnn said...

Super amazing and great work!

Sheila D said...

Wowzer...you rock! Incredibly talented. These cards are awesome. Love, love, love both of them. I can't say enough about them.

Theresa said...

BRAVO Little Lady!! You did a fabulous job. I think next summer I am going to buzz on over!!! Your work is just fantastic.

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh my! I'm all googlie-eyed over your cards! Fabulous job on both of them.

g said...

i adore your creations- these are no exception- both are just so cute & sweet- LOVE em!

Jackie said...

I love these card, they are so pretty! These sets look stunning!

Katherine said...

Love the way you did the clouds and honeycomb backgrounds...love both your cards...so cute!

yoorah said...

Beautiful cards!

Ellie A. said...

The coloring is amazing on these cars not to mention how cute they are love them!

Sharon Basel said...

You are amazingly creative - I am just in awe here. Actually speechless! Wow, Wow, Wow! These best I've seen for these sets.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So fabulous!! Love them!!

Crafty Jenn said...

Wow Sandra! Both your cards are beautiful! I con't "Bee"-live you used that many stamps on the first card! Way to show off it's versitility. I think I'm going to be making my first ever TSG purchase Sunday!

<3 Jenn

Nina said...

You make the CUTEST cards ever!! Love your coloring!

Jodi said...

I love both of these. Wow, 12 stamps on the first one....I really love how your clouds turned out. And the puppy card is just all around adorable.

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Both of these are just the bee' knees! LOL. Fabby job deary!

Pam Varnell said...

The bee card, wowzers. Loving the beehive background you made on the kraft paper and your clouds, OMG. Amazing.

The puppy card, so freakin cute. Love the panel you made with the accessory stamps behind the main image panel. Both cards are awesome.

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