December 23, 2009

There She Goes Blog Hop - Garden of Friends!!


Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to the 2nd day of Blog Hops for the newest There She Goes release!! You should have made your way here from Jessie's Blog!

Today, the Trendsetters get to show you sneak peeks of an AMAZING new set called Garden of Friends! Jessica has done it again and has created a stunning floral set!!

The images and sentiments in this set are just beautiful. I have two cards to share with you today! On one, I colored the image with Copic Markers, and on the other, I stamped the image in colored ink! I wanted to show you how versatile this set is!

For my first card, I began by stamping this GORGEOUS vase of flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I cut it out with Labels 9 Nestabilities and while the cardstock was in the nestie, I sponged the edges with Memento Canteloupe (I have been doing this ALL the time lately...I think it's my newest "thing").

This image was so fun to color, and I knew I wanted purple to feature heavily on my card, so I went with a Buttercream/Wizard Medium combo. I love this color by Prism...it's more of a plum than a purple! Yummy!! The Buttercream panel was run through the Cuttlebug with the D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder and I also sponged the raised design with Memento Canteloupe.

On my center panel, I stamped some of the flowers in Perfect Plum onto the Wizard Medium Cardstock. I added some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to the top corner as well as both sides of the sentiment, "In a garden of friends...Happiness grows", which was punched out with my Word Window Punch. I finished this off with some White Gel Pen highlights on the flowers and the vase, as well as a double ribbon of Very Vanilla Taffeta, one of which I colored purple with a Copic Marker!


For my second card, I went with a graphic look! I decided I wanted a fun color combo, so I went with Intense Orange, Rose Dark and Choice White Cardstock. I started by stamping three different images from Garden of Friends in Memento Tangelo, Memento Rose Bud & Memento Pear Tart.

I added some fun Polka Dot Ribbon to make the colors pop, and the sentiment, "Thinking Of You" was stamped and punched from a 1 Inch Circle Punch and placed under the ribbon.

The center of EACH of the flowers in each cluster have a dot of Diamond Stickles. You can't really tell in the photograph, but it's super sparkly in real life!!

The next stop on the Garden of Friends Hop is over at Julie's Blog!

How would YOU like a chance at winning your very own set of Garden of Friends? It's easy to get that chance! Hop along the blog hop and comment on each of the Trendsetter's Garden of Friends post! When you are done, head on over to the TSG Blog and leave your name in Mr. Linky for the Garden of Friends Challenge! One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to win their own set of Garden of Friends!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Make sure to head back tomorrow at a peek at a SUPER fun set!

Happiness Grows Card Recipe:
Stamp: Garden of Friends by There She Goes
Paper: Choice Buttercream & Wizard Medium
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Memento Canteloupe
Accessories: Copic Markers, Labels 9 Nestabilites, Sponge, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Very Vanilla Taffetta Ribbon, Cuttlebug, D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch and Foam Tape

Thinking Of You Card Recipe:
Stamps: Garden of Friends by There She Goes
Paper: Intense Orange, Rose Dark & Choice Snow White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Tangelo, Memento Rose Bud & Memento Pear Tart
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, 1 Inch Circle Punch, Polka Dot Ribbon and Foam Tape

Jodi

43 comments:

  1. Yowser, look at the coloring on the first card!!!! Perfection!!! And I love the sponging around the image. I always forget to do that.

    LOVE the black accents on your second card! Isn't it fun to just stamp sometimes? So quick and easy!!!

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  2. Wholy s**t!!! I think this is one of my most fave cards of yours, the flowers are coloured perfect! And the other one with the black rocks too girl!

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  3. I love the second card. It is so different.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Jodi! LOVe the sponging around the first image and the second card is perfect with the touches of black!!!

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  5. Love both cards but like the second best thanks Julye

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  6. Wonderful cards. I like the coloring on the first and all the stamping on the second card.

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  7. WOW that first card is just beautiful .Well done very talanted lady

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  8. Gorgeous cards, Jodi! Love the sponging on your first image, it really makes that pretty image POP!
    The black ribbon on your second is beautiful!

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  9. WOWZA Jodi!! That first one really knocks your socks off girl! Awesome choice in colors, great embossing, and your coloring? STUNNING!! It really pops out at ya...wow!

    Love the colors on your second one as well, and that black ribbon...PERFECT!

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  10. Wow-zers I love your cards they are so pretty. Happy Holidays.

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  11. fabulous, Jodi! love those flowers and your coloring (and sponging) on the first one. the second is a great card too, fun!!!!

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  12. WOWSERS, Jodi! You totally rocked this set! Love it!

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  13. Stunning Jodi - your color combo and sponging on the EF on the first card is breathtaking. Merry Christmas!

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  14. Beautiful job on both cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

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  15. Both of your cards are very stunning!! Great look with just the stamping.

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  16. Both cards are lovely. I enjoy coloring but sometimes it is fun to stamp a lot of images. Great stamps.

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  17. Wow! Beautiful cards!
    Love your coloring on that first card! Exquisite!!!
    ... and your second card is so bright and perfect!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family, sweetie :*)
    ~ margie

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  18. Beautiful cards....love the colors chosen! Happy Holidays!

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  19. I simply love your card! The colors, the layout, the image, its all wonderful! Great job lady!

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  20. Wow, that first one is just stunning! And the colors are so cheery on the second one, love them!

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  21. Both cards are just amazing! The colors on the first one are perfect and I love the embossed background and the Label 9 Nesstie. Also I love how you created the faux DP and the panel under the bow! Your second card is is so bright and cheery, love the colors and the polka dot ribbon!

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  22. Absolutely beautiful, Jodi! What a pretty new stamp set! I love it!

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  23. Jodi these are wonderful and sooo beautiful!!!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  24. Wowza! Your cards are beautiful. Your colors on the first one are amazing. Just gorgeous. Your second card surely shows the versatility of the set. Very nicely done.

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  25. Pretty pretty pretty!! I love them both!

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  26. BOTH of these cards are AMAZING! Love that they look so different; this set must have a LOT of possibilities!!

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  27. These cards are awesome, and an inspiration! What a great set of images!

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  28. Wowzers! I love these gorgeous cards,I must say that your first card is my favorite!! It's such pretty colors for Spring!
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  29. Both of these cards are stunning! I love both of them equally! A great way to showcase the new stamps.

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  30. Wowza~!! Jodi, both cards are beautiful! I love you showed us how versatile the set was. Terrific Sneak peek, gf!

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  31. Oooo, love the colors. Both cards are very pretty, hugs...

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  32. Happiness is seeing beautiful cards on a gloomy day. Fantastic work!

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  33. WOW great cards, but my fave it the first.
    your'e coloring makes it look so incredibly realistic... if only i had half of ur talent!

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  34. Absolutely stunning Jodi!! You rock my world baby!!

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  35. Wow, wow, wow!!! That first card is stunning and gorgeous!! The second one is pretty but that first one..wow!

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  36. two very beautiful cards--love your colors and your layouts! Great stamps!

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  37. Super CUTE cards Jodi!! Blown away with your talent AGAIN girl and LOVE ♥ the colors and the Nestie shape!! TFS... :)

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  38. Fabulous cards. I like the coloring on the first and the layout on the second card. Great work.

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  39. Beautiful cards, the first one is stunning love the embossed background and inking to give details (its one of my favorite embossing folders) and colors are wonderful. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Both cards are beautiful! WOW!

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  41. I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this

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