In a Pinch?

July 31, 2012

Just popped in to share a card I made using the Beach Bum set, which was released last Saturday from TSG.





I hope this card makes you smile!:)

Thank you for visiting!

TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day4 -- Beach Bum

July 27, 2012

Today is the final day of this month's TSG sneak peeks, and we are showing you Beach Bum set! Made to coordinate perfectly with the previously released Make A Splash stamp set, this set if perfect for not only making cards, but scrapbooking your family vacations, and summer beach trips!




Beach Bum is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 19 stamps and will sell for $24.00.




Would you like to win the new Beach Bum stamp set?
Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, July 28th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day3 -- Enjoy Life

July 26, 2012

Welcome to Day3 of this month's TSG sneak peeks!!
Do you like ice cream? I DO LOVE it! So today's set, Enjoy Life, has come out!!



No sweeter treat, or better way to Enjoy Life in the summer time than an ice cream cone, am I right? Well, I has made a set of mix and match patterns of ice cream, and their cones, for you to custom make your own YUMMY treats! And even better, we have custom made our own Die’s to go along with this FABULOUS set!!!They are a set of three dies including two ice cream tops, measuring at approximately 1 1/4" and 1", and one cone measuring at 1 1/8".

Enjoy Life is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 11 stamps and will sell for $10.00.




I went with a simple way to create this card. To make up my own ice cream, I couldn't resist adding a smile face, which was from Perk Up set!! And also, the red tiny ribbon was from Numbered Days.

Would you like to win the new Enjoy Life stamp set and matching Dies?
Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, July 28th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

** Happy Hopping!! **



TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day2 -- Happy Trails

July 25, 2012

Welcome to day 2 of this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenges!!
Today we are showing you another mini set which is called Happy Trails. This set is perfect for your kids leaving for college, the military, or just for moving on to another path!!




Happy Trails is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $7.00.



I chose a paper from Out Of The Blue paper pad (MME) for the background. Isn't it perfect for this little guy? I did paper piecing for his shirt and bundle, and drew a road and grass with Copic Markers to make a scene. But, after I took a photo of this card, I realized that it was funny! The sentiment says "Go where there is no path...", but he is walking on a path...:(:(


Would you like to win the new Happy Trails stamp set?
Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, July 28th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


** Happy Hopping!! **


TSG Blog Hop Challenges Day1 -- Maidbot

July 24, 2012

Hello everyone!
This month's TSG sneak peeks start today! 4 stamp sets are going to be released on Saturday 28th, and all sets were illustrated by me!!:D

The stamp set we are showing you today is called Maidbot, another FUN addition to my robot line. I know we all WISH we had one, and well, now you SORT OF do!!!! Imagine the fun cards and scrapbook pages you can make with this cutie, and her cleaning tools!




Maidbot is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 6 stamps and will sell for $7.00.




For my card, I combined the Maidbot set with A Little Treat set. The sweet treat images and the sentiment were from A little Treat set. I LOVE versatility of TSG stamp sets!;)


Would you like to win the new Maidbot stamp set?
Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, July 28th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

** Enjoy hopping!! **


TSG Again! -- Happy Holidays

July 20, 2012

This week is a TSG Again! week over at the TSG blog, and we are featuring three stamp sets below.


Today Trendsetters are sharing new cards using these sets. So here is my card...



I combined Snowy Days and Season's Greetings to make a scene. A close up photo...


Now, head over to the TSG blog to see what other Trendsetters came up with for today! I'm sure you'll LOVE them.

Have you enjoyed TSG Christmas In July sale yet? All items are 15% off! Be sure to check out the TSG store and stock up your autumn and holiday stamps!


Thank you for stopping by!:)

Simple Thank You Card

July 18, 2012

As soon as I saw the photo below, I went straight to my craft room and whipped up a simple card.


Firstly the black picture frame caught my eyes, then the hot pink (...red??) stairs made me think of pleated ribbon. So here is my card.



I've pinned many photos giving me great inspirations. But, I usually have not enough time to make my ideas into 'real' cards. So it was really happy that I could get time for making this card today!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a happy crafty day!

TSG 165 -- Christmas In July

July 16, 2012

Happy Monday everyone!
It's time for another TSG challenge! This week, our challenge is brought to us by our Trendsetters! That’s right stampers, and TSG Fans, it’s Christmas In July!! Use any Christmas themed stamps or papers on your card or project! Let’s all get a jump start on our holiday projects!!

And this week is a TSG Again! week, where we are featuring some of the older TSG stamp sets.  This month's sets are...




I picked up Season's Greetings set for today, and made a quick and easy Christmas card.






To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project with the Christmas in July theme, and then go back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (July 23). 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 lookout 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 TSG165 so we can check out your beautiful work!


Need some more inspiration to help you get started? Visit the TSG blog and check out what other Trendsetters came up with for the challenge!


Thank you for stopping by!:) 

Not linked supplies -- Lace & satin ribbon (stash)

New Digital Stamps

July 15, 2012

Just added three new digital stamps to my Etsy shop. And I'd like to share my sample cards for them.


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I hope you like them and you'll take a time for visiting Birdie Brown!

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Ruffled Flower card

July 10, 2012

THIS card that I entered to the Rainbow Recipe Swap at Catered Crop was chosen, and I can join in next Sunday's Quickfire along with the Top Chef designers!:D

This time, the theme is RUFFLES!! Oh my... I'm not so good at ruffles, but I thought it would be a great opportunity to make a card that had been in my head for a while.
I was totally inspired by this gorgeous wall decor, which I pinned a few weeks ago.


I made a ruffled flower for the first time!!! It was easier than I expected and I'm soooo happy with the result;)




Head over to Catered Crop blog for the swap details!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Not linked supplies : Ribbon, Lace (stash)