Saturday, February 12, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #24 Sponsor

Are you prepared to be WOW'ed by the inspiration that I have for you today from all the TSB designers?  I just don't know where these ladies find all their MOJO, but once again they have created so many FANTASTIC projects for the challenge we are sponsoring this week.
We are thrilled to be sponsoring the Etsy Inspired challenge this week.  If you are not familiar with this challenge blog, each week they pick a Etsy shop to get their inspiration from.  This week the inspiration is from Cose Dolci, which specializes in handmade living accessories.

 Aletha chose to use this wonderful new image called She Who Paints the Forest and she chose this coupon organizer as her inspiration.  Amazing colors used to compliment this beautifully colored image!

Collette has all chose to work with She Who Paints the Forest and has created a GORGEOUS card using this soft color pallet and wonderful embellies.  Her inspiration came from this pretty item!

 Crystal showcases this super sweet image called I love you this much Cynthia.  I love the layout of her card and she has used some wonderful papers!  Check out her inspirational piece.

Next up is Dawn and she has used this very spring looking bag for inspiration.  She chose to work with The Fairies Frolic to create this adorable card, love that big bow! 

Now who doesn't love to have a little zebra print in their wardrobe, check out this awesome bag!  Heide has made this rockin' card using Max,- love all those layers, embossing, and those music notes are perfect finishing touch!

Jen's taking us to the sweet shop today as she has used Cupcake Bakery on her cute gift card holder.  She has used my fave colors pink and black and her inspiration came from these coupon organizers. 

Sara has Jade all ready for a day out with her fave girlfriends.  She has used another great layout and dolled this lil' cutie up perfectly!  Check out her fun inspiration!

 Stacie is ready for spring with this adorable card using one of the newest additions to the TSB family called Bunny Egg (which you can get as a freebie for signing up for the TSB group on SNR).  I love this easel card and all the spring colors and layers!

Make sure to head on over to join the challenge and see what the Esty team has created!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles #53 Sponsor

Time for another challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles and this week the theme is
"break out that ribbon stash" to create your project.  Our designers never cease to amaze me with their creativity and this week we are also joined by our guest designer Edna.  Make sure to join the challenge for the opportunity to win FREE images from TSB!  Now go jump in your ribbon stashes and create your masterprice!

Remember is you use a TSB image you can also enter it in our monthly contest here, Edna did and now she is our February guest designer.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bunny Egg!

Springs coming!!!!
Happy Sunday!

Introducing February Guest Designer

My name is Edna Taylor and I am a wife, mother to two lovely girls and grandmother to two wonderful boys aged 6 and 4.

I have crafted all my life and was introduced to knitting and embroidery by my very talented Mother. Crafting was always a hobby but after the two girls were born I had some time on my hands and I taught myself how to use a knitting machine. I ended up with six machines and a small business that I loved. I designed one-off outfits for customers and loved every minute. In the end persistent back problems put a stop to the business and I was at a low ebb for a while.

A friend suggested that I try card-making and about a year later I did. The rest is history. I love anything to do with my hobby and my style is very eclectic. I love to try new things and techniques and I find I'm never bored as there is always something new to learn.

I've been card making for six years or so and have accumulated far too much stuff which is why the digi stamps are so useful - I don't need yet another box to store them!

I'm looking forward to my month with the Stamping Boutique and to playing with my new images.

Edna starts off with this lovely card using Patch, I love the all the layering and wonderful soft colors she used with this image.  Head over to Edna's blog to check out all the details on her card, as well as more of her amazing work!