Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TSG ConGRADulations Blog Hop Challenge




Hi there! Welcome to Day One of Release Week at There She Goes Clear Stamps!


Melyssa is at it again, and just in time for all your graduation needs! This stamp set is PERFECT for ANY grad, young or old!! There is NO better way than to honor your favorite grad with a card, or scrapbook page, honoring their achievements!

ConGRADulations is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 17 stamps and will sell for $15.00.

Okay, first of all, let me just say that I LOVE this set! It cannot get any cuter! I have been needing a good graduation stamp set, so I was so excited about this one, and it came just in time because I needed to make two graduation cards for girls at church.  I usually don't duplicate cards, but to save time, I went ahead and made both of these cards just alike. However, I colored the other girl blonde since the recipient is a blonde. I didn't take a picture of that card since they were basically the same.

I made this card using the awesome sketch in this week's TSG #157 Challenge. It fits the image perfectly! You can check out all the challenge details here. We'd love to have you play along with us.

I stamped my image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending cardstock. I've been testing out a few different cardstocks for Copics, and this is my favorite so far. Now, if I could just improve my coloring skills, but I'm working on that. Seriously. I'm taking a class. :) I colored the gown and cap royal blue to match the school colors. 

The papers are October Afternoon Thrift Shop. I've been trying to pull out papers I haven't used in a LONG time. I loved the text paper that had words like "memories" and "moments." After all, high school is full of memories! The sketch had a place for a spiral clip with a ribbon and a sentiment attached to it. I was scared, let me tell ya! Jessie is AWESOME at pulling that off. I have tried and failed many times, but I was determined to get it right this time just because the sketch had it, and by George, I think I got it! What do ya think, Jessie?! This isn't something I'll be doing often, but I am happy I did it for the sake of the sketch. :) Oh, and I did some sewing (just cause it had been a few cards since I sewed on one) and  accented my image panel with a few little black rhinestones. That's it! 



Would you like to win the new ConGRADulations stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, May 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Thanks for stopping by!!



Supplies:
Cardstock: True Black (PTI), X-Press It Blending Cardstock
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Stamps: ConGRADulations by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: spiral clip, ribbon, Tiny Twinkles, foam tape
Tools: Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, MFT Simply Scallops Border Dienamics, MFT 1st Place Ribbon Award Dienamics, sewing machine

37 comments:

  1. What a great card, Candace, lvoe this new set!

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  2. Oh I love this! My daughter is graduating in a couple weeks from high school and I am graduating college next May and I know we would be thrilled to receive such a fabulous card. Fabulous job!

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  3. Beautiful card. Love the blue cap and gown on the image as well as all the pop of black on your card.

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  4. so cute! love this image :)

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  5. LOVE the paper and the sentiment. Great coloring too!

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  6. Excellent job by someone with a terrific name!

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  7. Oh love this card and I like the swirly thingy holding your sentiment! Great idea!

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  8. I love how you used this great stitched black ribbon. Adorable card!

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  9. OMGoodness!! I just love these Graduation images. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Marlene
    Hearts0314 at msn.com

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  10. Great card...love the black ribbon and colouring.

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  11. Adorable!!! love your choice of colors and great ribbon :)

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  12. Such a fun and pretty card! I love your colors too.

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  13. So cute, love your layout :)

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  14. Great papers and coloring and I like the sentiment with the spiral clip.

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  15. Love this card!!! Very cute!

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  16. So cute. Love the paper and the sentiment is right on.

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  17. So sweet, I like how you attached the sentiment.

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  18. Great card! Love the dp you used with the wording. Really would like to have this set, couldn't find it in the store so I'm a hoping that this a hoppin' will win me one...LOL!

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  19. Your cards are such icandy!!! I love them! This card is so cute!!!!

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  20. Love the blue cap and gown. Really cute card.

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  21. I am so, so in love with this set! Those little graduates are too adorable. Love this card and the fun mix of patterns and colors!

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  22. Adorable! Great color/dp combo.

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  23. I love your use of the spiral clip! Your card is so sweet.

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  24. This is so cute!! Love the image and your pretty papers!!!

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