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