Monday, May 14, 2012
I hope all the mother's out there had a lovely day! I was lucky enough to be served breakfast in bed and a couple of sweet cards. My mum still lives in Australia, so Syd and I sent her a Mother's Day video of us signing the words 'Happy Mother's Day'. My mum is deaf so it's not as easy as picking up the phone and saying the words, unfortunately. She enjoyed it and Syd got to learn a few more signs!
With summer vacation right around the corner for the school kids in the Northern Hemisphere, this week's There She Goes challenge #156 is all about vacations! It just so happens that this week is also TSG (Again!) week and this time we're showing a little love towards a few sets that are vacation themed. One of those sets is Life's A Beach!
Don't you just want to be whisked away to some island that looks like this? Fiji perhaps? I know I do! This set was one of the first sets I played with as a guest designer for TSG wayyyyy back when! I made this card with it and it's still one of my favorite cards. I put so much work into making those posts look realistic! lol This card however, was a quickie! I borrowed Jen's SFYTT for May for my layout and used some newish papers from K&Company called Edamame. I used raffia ribbon for the horizontal panels and a Spellbinders Labels Four nestie for my bottom panel. All of the panels had their edges sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The main image and the coconut were colored with my SU reinkers and aqupainter brush. I used Cool Caribbean for the water, Pumpkin Pie for the sky, Old Olive for the palms, Creamy Caramel for the sand and Chocolate Chip for the hut, tree trunks and coconut.
To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using May flowers, 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 (May 21th). 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 TSG156 so we can check out your beautiful work!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Stamps: There She Goes 'Life's A Beach'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', SU's Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen'
Papers: Kraft Cardstock, Bazzil Basics - Bitter Chocolate, K&Company Edamame collection
Access: Spellbinders Labels Four and Circle Nesties, Raffia, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals