Saturday, May 7, 2011

TSG's MOTHER OF ALL BLOG HOPS!!

Welcome, welcome friends, followers and TSG MOA-BLOG HOPPERS!  WOO HOO!  YES!  It is finally here!  The event I wait for all year long - The 2nd annual Mother of All Blog Hops sponsored by There She Goes Clear Stamps.  Two fun-filled days of TSG AWESOMENESS!!  Bet you didn't know that the 1st MOABH was largely responsible for me finally starting my own blog, did you?  ;)


If you arrived here from the blog of our fearless & talented leader Jessica Knutsen, you are right where you are supposed to be.  If not, you will want to start back at the There She Goes Team Blog to find out the blogging order and what you need to do to be eligible to win some prizes (that's right ladies & gentlemen, prizes, and AMAZING prizes at that!).

The TSG set I was assigned was 'Snowy Days' which I LOVE LOVE LOVE for many reasons, including the little adorable dog in the set.  Torico, the set's illustrator, is truly the master of whimsy, is she not?  (Psst - Torico, if you are reading this, Ty would LOVE to be your next model - pointing up towards my blog header suggestively).  I created three cards for this hop using this set.  Here is the first:

This cute little guy is colored with Copic markers.  I wanted to add a subtle sparkle to the snow on the trees and ground, and to Polo's (winking at Joy), I mean the pup's sunglasses as well, so I went over them with Spica pens.  The papers are The Paper Studio's 'A Heartwarming Holiday' collection.  This card also fulfilled the requirements of the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly - use a quote or sentiment, and Winter Wonderland - the colors of Christmas, and

On to card two...

The snowman and pup were once again colored with Copic markers, and I accented the corners of my Nestabilities Labels 3 die cut with petite red rhinestones which continued down the snowman's front as well.  The papers in this card are from Hobby Lobby's 'Magic of the Season' stack.


My last card not only uses the tree & pup image and sentiment from 'Snowy Days,' but also images from TSG's 'Home Sweet Home' (HSH) & "HSH - Holiday Additions' as well to create this cozy little Christmas scene.  I do not know if you can tell, but the stockings, the fire inside the fireplace, the pine garland and the milk & cookies left for Santa are all separate images that I added.  If I had to pick a favorite of these three, this last card would probably be it.  Do you have a favorite?  (Note: Holiday card count: 31)  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge 102 - stamp a lot (to use at least 3 images on a card, I used... nine, and Paper Play Challenge Week 18 - Show Us Your Style - I LOVE Copic coloring with lots of color and holiday cards are my favorite kind to make.

This concludes my tribute to TSG's ADORABLE 'Snowy Days' set.  If you want to see more creations using this sweet set, please check out TSG's Gallery, the Trendsetters, the TSG DT, did SUCH an AMAZING job with the sneak peeks for this set, I actually did the hop twice, so it is worth the visit.  Now that you have seen everything I have for your viewing pleasure today, please leave me some looove and make your way over to the blog of the Master Colorist herself, Sandra MacLean, she is sure to have something spectacular for you; she always does.  Happy Hoppin'!
~Crafty Math Chick

68 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

Oh so cute Meredith! I love those winter pups they just make me smile! Great colors and layouts!

And how fun that this was the event that started your blog! Congratulations!

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

Oh my goodness Meredith, all three of these cards are amazing!!!! Your coloring is perfect, the bow on the second is gorgeous and I LOVE how you combined the stamp sets on the third! I would have never thought to combine those two together but they look like they came from the same set :)

Congrats on your first MOABH girl, you rocked it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Meredith! Look at you GO girl! Three cards...and each of them totally AWESOME! I think my fav is the scene you created! GORGEOUS work my friend!

Anita said...

Wow! All your cards are stunning! My favorite would be the last one too.

Shannon Roberts said...

YOUR coloring is phenom!! Ugh u had to bring up Christmas already...........LOL!!! <3 them all!

Jackie said...

Oh Meredith these cards are all amazing! I love your coloring, fabulous job with this set! Lovely work :)

Alina said...

great cards! Love them!

torico said...

Gorgeous cards, Meredith!!! I'm soooo glad you chose this set for the MOABH.:)
Ah... next model?? I think I'll be not able to draw such a CUTEST dog...:( lol!

Heather said...

So adorable, love these images :)

Joy said...

Meredith, I LOOOOVE THE POLO CARDS! wink wink, how did I know you would make dog cards ;) Love them all!

Lisa Lynn said...

Meredith, wonderful cards. I should do a few holiday cards now so it wouldn't seem so overwhelming when I need them. Love all the work you did on the scene.

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh, I just love these! Your little Polo is so cute!

kurlygirl said...

These are so cute! I love the papers and colors you've used and your coloring is gorgeous!

Emma H said...

Ooh, so hard to pick a favourite! I love the winter scene, bur I really like the snowman card with the gorgeous red bow!

Beate said...

Fantastic Christmas cards! Your coloring, layout and paper choices rock.
Have a great Mother's Day weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Katie Skiff said...

Very, very cute!! I should have known you would use puppies!! lol...

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome coloring on all of them!

Sue D said...

Great cards--love the dog! My favorite is the last one with the fireplace.

seamom said...

I love your cards! It looks like you were assigned a fun stamp set.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Meredith, these are DARLING! I especially love the last one with the fireplace scene! And your cute pooch would make an awesome model for a stamp set!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Do we need to leave a comment on our own blogs for a change to win the SWEET commenter prize? LOL, I will just in case. ;) Such an honor to go second in the hop order Holly - thank you!! :D Off to hop...

Meg said...

Oooooh, all three cards are just adorable, Meredith!!! Love your fun coloring and all the fun papers you chose. Can't wait to check out the other blogs!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Great cards! Love the papers on the first two and how you built the scene for the last.

Tracey said...

Such fabulous holiday cards!!

jan farnworth said...

very cute cards.

Theresa said...

What fantastic cards lady. I love all three of them. I really love the snowman card though. Great work.

Corinna McGregor said...

Of course you made 3 cards...such an over-achiever!!! :D Love ya girl and glad you're doing so much beautiful work! :D

Rachel said...

Cute cards! I don't really want to think about any more snow. *grin* but I'm lovin' the fabulous cards!

Holly aka Toy said...

Well done, my lovely! You rocked these!! I especially love the middle one. It has a great feel to it! Thanks so much for all your support!

Sandra MacLean said...

You couldn't just settle for one card Meredith?! Noooo, you had to go and make 3 cards didn't you?! And for that reason, you ROCK! :D

My absolute, hands down favorite is that last one - totally creative!! We're heading into the summer, my favorite time of the year, but I secretly yearn for the winter months where I can cuddle up by the fire! Shhh! Don't tell anyone! :D

Cassie_lu said...

what wonderful cards and coloring you did.

Suzanne said...

Heavens to Betsy these are gorgeous! I love the detail in your coloring, Meredith -- one the trees in the first one and on the stone fireplace in the other one. Amazingly cute! And I love your description: MOABH! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow great cards love them all and the stamps are so cute!!!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Girl, your cards are awesome! Love the scenes and the coloring.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhh, what cute cards!!! I adore that set, and seeing those cards makes me want to pull out that set and play!!

Linda

Tanya said...

Oh Meredith, these are beautiful! You have been busy! I love Torico's images too! I love her little puppy dogs! These are gorgeous girl!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great cards!!! I love that last one, so vivid against the white background :)

Amanda R said...

These are adorable and kudos to you for making some xmas cards now!

Leslie said...

Meredith what an adorable trio of cards! That little pup is just rocking the slopes in the first one, LOVE how your paper looks with your second one and your coloring and details on that third one are all amazing. Please don't make me pick just one.

Cathy said...

Oh I just love those little doggies. Awesome cards. Sure glad the snow has left my area. Your coloring skills are fab.

Melissa Craig said...

Super fun cards! I love the snowman card and your scene is so warm and inviting.

Pam said...

What adorable cards! Love this set.

Jingle said...

Your cards are absolutely FABULOUS!

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute cards!

Lisa R. said...

Wow, great layouts! Love the colors. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

The Lund Five said...

Cute Cards!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh Meredith these are all just overthetop ADORE---ABLE!!! The dp is so perfect and I love your coloring!!!

TeresaAngelina said...

I am so glad to see the Christmas cards...I hope to start mine soon since I am soooo slow at this but have soooo much fun!

Sue said...

I just found your blog and have to say it is near and dear to my heart - I am a math teacher who loves dogs so your title and signature are right up my alley! I struggle with getting dogs colored just right and you do it seemingly without effort. Thanks!

Michele L. said...

Hi Crafty Chick,
Boy have you been busy with card making. All of them, and I do mean all of them are truly wonderful!

Peggie said...

very cute cards and your dog is gorgeous! Peggie

Kim P said...

These are all great...but I truly love the non-traditional use of red for your snowflakes!!

Jess Willison said...

Wow! These are amazing! I love this set! My favourite is the card with the scene you created....GORGEOUS!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Look at YOU!!! AMAZING!!! Love them all!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

all three of these are so adorable, love the puppy images, they always make me happy.

Lisa said...

Fabulous JOB!!!! Thanks for sharing and I love your work!

Lillian Child said...

Just darling, Meredith! It's almost 90 degrees here today, so nice to see something so "cool" !!

MapleBlondie said...

Those are 3 fabulous cards!
I'm completely smitten with the snowman and pup...
the expression on the face of the snowman is so sweet...
Thanks for sharing...

Pam Wendt said...

All three of your cards are absolutely adorable! (love those cute little dogs!) Each card has such a different feel - each of them gorgeous - if I had to pick, I would say #2 is my favorite with its beautiful red bow and touches of bling. :o)

Disp6194 said...

These cards are just darling, I love that little fireplace!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

My goodness girl... you were busy!!! Your cards are all fantastic!! I love this set.

Julie Ranae said...

Adorable images and wonderful cards!

Linda said...

I love all three of your cards tbey are so beautifully coloured and co-ordinated. I think no3 is my favourite, Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week love Linda

Dawn said...

Gorgeous cards, sweet images and beautiful papers. Thanks for sharing them with us this week at Crafty Catz!

Hugs, Dawn

Janette said...

Your cards are all really gorgeous, thankyou for sharing them with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards, so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "show us your style" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Mummylade said...

such lovely cards. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this creations and good luck!

Whatitsworth said...

Very cute! The winter doggies are adorable!