December 13, 2010

Espressing My Thanks!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Monday!
Here is my card for today's challenge on the There She Goes Blog, TSG85, Use Your Stash, brought to us by the Trendsetter of the Week, Alex!

For my card, I started with last week's MTSC103, as I never had a chance to play along, and instead of using older papers and the like from my stash, I decided to use a previously released There She Goes set that hadn't seen ink in ages, Let's Get Together!

I was inspired by the holiday cups at Starbucks, and my card just sort of took off from there.

I stamped the coffee cup in Memento Tuxedo Black three times, once onto Kraft Cardstock, once onto the red snowflake pattern from Cottage Christmas by Imaginesce and once on Choice Snow White, and then I cut them out and assembled them the way I wanted them. The circle element is also from Let's Get Together and I chose to use the "Espressing My Thanks" sentiment.

Almost all of the panels were embossed with the Polka Dots Embossing Folder and the border was created using the Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Strip. I added a bow that I created with my Bow Easy and four white brads on the right top corner.

We would LOVE you to play along! To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card that uses the sketch provided then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (Dec. 20). 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 look out 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 TSG85 so we can check out your beautiful work.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Let's Get Together from There She Goes
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Pure Poppy (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and Cottage Christmas (Imaginesce)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Strip Die, Bow Easy, Pure Poppy Ribbon, White Brads and Foam Tape



  1. And how perfect is this card for you :) Well done :) Love the red and kraft together.

  2. Fabulous girl! Love the red and kraft! Oh my....we've had Starbucks two days in a row! Peppermint Mocha....yummy!

  3. Such a gorgeous layout Jodi!! LOVE the colors and the pretty embossing!!HUGS

  4. I just love your colors and the take on the sketch Jodi!! Beautiful with the embossing and layering!

  5. LOVE red and Kraft together, Jodi! Fabulous card!

  6. I will take a Starbucks right now, puh-lease??!! LOVE this!!

  7. Oh so cute! I love your darling bow. I love Starbucks. :0)

  8. This is FABULOUS Jodi! The kraft and red are perfect together! Such a clean design! :D

  9. very pretty! love yummy coffee, too! =)

  10. Awesome job with this TSG oldie but goodie. Hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly!


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