Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Welcome to the first blog hop for the December There She Goes releases!
Today the Jessica and us Trendsetters are showcasing the awesome sets Just For You and Wrapped In Joy by TSG's talented illustrator, Torico!! If you've hopped here from Piali's fabulous blog, then you're on the right track, but if you haven't and would like to play along with us, just hop on back to the TSG blog and start your ride there. Remember, you could win one of these sets just by hopping with us today!
I don't do this often enough, but whenever I've given a handmade gift, it's usually been more appreciated than anything I've ever bought. And now I can add a personal touch to the gift tags too! Torico has done a beautiful job illustrating this tag set that can not only be used for the holidays but is versatile enough to use all year long!
Just For You is a 4x6 stamp set that includes a total of 15 stamps and will sell for $15.
So, true to form, I ran out of time to make something handmade to attach the tag to, so instead I used the tag as a focal point on a card. Using this weeks TSG82 color challenge, I stamped the tag onto some kraft cardstock with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Then I spritzed it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to give it a bit of an aged look (but with a whole lot of sparkle!). Then stamped the image a couple of times onto some white cardstock and cut the circle and sentiment banner out. Mr. Gingerbread Man was also stamped onto some scrap white cardstock (with Creamy Caramel ink) and cut out. Then I layered all three pieces using lots of pop dots! Then the whole tag was layered onto a paper medallion and backed with some sparkly Christmas ribbon. The card background was a pretty plain layout, so I channeled some of Kim's talents and embossed main panel with the Swirls embossing folder and matted it with some white cardstock. I LOVE these tags!!
If you loved the cute little kids in Torico's back-to-school Believe In You set, then you're going to LOVE the cuties in her latest set, Wrapped in Joy! This set is a must have for anyone's collection! And as with all of Jessica's TSG sets, this one is versatile for almost every gift-giving holiday!
Wrapped In Joy is a 4x6 stamp set that includes a total of 16 of stamps and will sell for $15.
This is such a cute set!! I fell in love with the little kiddies from Torico's Believe in You set and I'm sooooo glad she's brought them back in this all occasions set! This is probably the main image from the set and its the perfect size for a card (this card is 5.5"x5.5") and as with all of the TSG stamp sets, there are plenty of sentiments to choose from! I used this week's sketch, TESC 134, from Taylored Expressions and the paper is from Basic Grey's Olivia Collection.
I know you're loving all the sneak peeks, right? This team ROCKS! Remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs today (and leave your name in the Mr. Linky thing at the bottom of the TSG blog post) to be in the running to win yourself one of these sets! Thanks so much for hanging out with me today!! And I hope to see you all hopping along with us tomorrow for our second sneak peek! :)
Your next stop is the illustrator herself....TORICO!
Stamps: There She Goes 'Just For You!'
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Crate Paper and Scenic Route (old collections)
Access: Ribbon, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals
Stamps: There She Goes 'Wrapped In Joy'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Razzleberry, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Buckaroo Blue, Cool Caribbean, Going Gray, Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey's Olivia Collection
Access: May Arts Solid Wrinkled Ribbon - Cream, Kaiser Crafts Adhesive Pearls - White, Spellbinders Oval Nestibilities, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals