TSG Mother of All Blog Hops!

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Welcome to the There She Goes Mother of All Blog Hops! If you have arrived here from the über-talented Pam Varnell’s blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, I recommend that you start back on the There She Goes company blog to get the introduction to our hop as well as the information you will need in order to enter to win some exciting prizes! <—You really want to get that info!

First up today I have a card featuring one of my favorite TSG sets, Blessings.

I steered away from the greens even though this is an Irish themed set. I adore this cross — I find it so elegant. When looking for patterned paper to use, I came across this paper from DCWV La Creme. I love the similarity between the paper and the cross. To keep this understated and elegant, I went with Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip for my color combo. The cross is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. I stamped it twice, cutting out one and popping it up on dimensionals. For the center I stamped one of the circle designs and punched it out with my 1/2″ punch, giving me the very center to pop up again on dimensionals.

The entire cross oval is popped up on dimensionals over a piece of Chocolate Chip that is punched on each side with the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch. In the center of that panel is a pleated ivory ribbon. The front is finished off with one of the sentiments from the set and some pearls.

Inside is another punched panel & ribbon with one of the Irish blessings.

Up next is a very quick, very simple, very bright & completely opposite the understated Blessings card (LOL!) is a card featuring the What’s Up! set.

When I lined up the 3 arrows from this set, they just screamed a long card to me. So I stamped those fun arrows in Memento Bahama Blue and cut them out with a Labels 12 Nestie. This was a very quick card — I embossed a piece of Tempting Turquoise with Swiss Dots, popped up the arrows on dimensionals and added in a ribbon tag using white & turquoise grosgrain with the What’s Up? sentiment. Super simple!

Stamps: There She Goes Blessings
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, DCWV La Creme
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other Stuff: Martha Stewart, pearls, Nesties, ribbon

A Tempting What’s UP!
Stamps: There She Goes What’s UP
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Staples white cardstock
Ink: Memento Bahama Blue
Other Stuff: Nesties, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, white & turquoise grosgrain (SU)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Now it’s time to send you on to the ultra-talented Donna Wardle’s blog, Donna’s Diary.


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