Intro to Copics Course

 Hey there! Sorry for the absence the past few days.  The moving van arrived from NY and it is a DISASTER in here!  lol  We have friends showing up tonight to help us move a few pieces of furniture and then I can finish putting things away.  The nice thing is...I haven't seen my things in 6 months so it's like getting lots of new things all over again. hee hee

Anyhow, here is the newest class I have scheduled.  If you are interested in taking a class or attending a crop, please join my MeetUp group. Here are the course details:



Would you like to learn all about the newest craze in paper crafting? During this course, we will cover all of the basics including color selection, blending, shading, highlighting, air brushing.

The $70 course fee includes the following:
  • 10 Copic Ciao markers
  • 1 blending pen
  • 12 sheets of cardstock
  • instruction and use of studio supplies
Space is limited to 8 so don't delay in securing your spot!

TSG You’re A Hoot / Hauntingly Delightful Blog Hop

Today is day 3 of the September New Release Blog Hop and do we have some adorable sets for you!! If you came here from Angela's Fabulous blog then you're on the right track.  If not, you can start at the TSG Blog so you don't miss any of the fun!

First Up: This fun stamp set includes owls in different shapes and sizes as well as fun sentiments and access images.

You’re A Hoot! is a 4x6 stamp set that includes a total of 26 stamps and will sell for $15.
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It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner! Torico has illustrated a ton of fun images that you are going to love creating spooky projects with! From witches to vampires and everything else in between, this stamp set is going to quickly become a favorite of yours to use for years to come.
The Reaper....TOTALLY my favorite!!  And that cheeky phrase....what's not to love?

Hauntingly Delightful is a 6x8 stamp set that includes a total of 36 stamps and will sell for $24.

Would you like a chance to win both of these stamp sets? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their You’re A Hoot / Hauntingly Delightful Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own You’re A Hoot / Hauntingly Delightful stamp sets. The winner will be announced Saturday (Sept. 25th) during the Release Party Chat.

Next up on the hop is the delightful and talented Holly!!

TSG Autumn Mosaic Blog Hop Challenge (And the Changing Of The Seasons Sale)


Welcome to Day 2 of this months There She Goes blog hop challenges! If you are on the hop, you should have come from the stamp set designer's blog, Chris Dark. If not, then hop on over to There She Goes's blog to start from the beginning. :-D
One of my favorite things about stamping is to combine different stamps and different stamp  sets to create unique settings and scenes. Chris’s beautiful illustrations are perfect for this technique and I’m happy to say that she has done it again with this new set called Autumn Mosaic.

This wonderful fall themed stamp set includes many different images that can be combined to create a scene or wonderful to use as a solitary focal point.  
Autumn Mosaic is a 4x8 stamp set that includes a total of 21 stamps and will sell for $18.

I immediately thought of how gorgeous these sketched stamps would look on a set of masculine cards.  We all seem to have a time with those don't we! So I printed the images on PTI Rustic Cream cardstock. Looks so masculine!

Here are 2 of my 4 Note Card Set:



Would you like a chance to win the Autumn Mosaic stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Autumn Mosaic Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Autumn Mosaic stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (Sept. 25th) during the Release Party Chat.  

Next up is Holly.  Hope to see you again tomorrow!
 
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To celebrate the beginning of Fall, There She Goes is having a Changing Of The Seasons sale! From today (September 22) through Wednesday (September 29th) five select stamp sets are 15% off their regular price! This season’s sale sets are-

Home Sweet Home $20.40 (reg. $24)
Spooktacular Silhouettes $20.40 (reg. $24)
HSH Halloween Additions $15.30 (reg. $18) (one of my personal favorites!)
HSH Holiday Additions $20.40 (reg. $24)
Holiday Tags $20.40 (reg. $24)

So go visit the TSG store for great buys and fabulousy trendy stamp sets!

TSG New Release Blog Hop - Cattitude

Cattitude Blog Hop Challenge
Puppy Love was a big hit with all of you dog lovers out there and now Torico is back with a little something for the cat lovers!
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This adorable cat themed set includes felines that range from cute to sassy as well as the perfect sentiments to accompany them.  This is a blog hop so if you’ve come from my newest BFF Angela’s blog, you’re on the right track.  If not, you can start back at the There She Goes Blog for your chance to win your own Cattitude set!!
 Kitty close up tsg 
Cattitude is a 4x6 stamp set that includes a total of 24 stamps and will sell for $15.
And Here’s my sneak peek for you….
 Cattitude by Corinna
Would you like a chance to win the Cattitude stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Cattitude Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, hop on over to the FABulously talented Holly’s Blog.  At the end of the blog hop, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post.
A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Cattitude stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (September 25th) during the Release Party Chat.

Happy 92nd Birthday Nanny!

Just a quick post 'cuz I'm off to a crop at our LSS.  Here's a birthday card that I made for my grandma's 92nd birthday.
I used the Make A Wish set from There She Goes Clear Stamps Store.  

 I random stamped the itty bitty candles and colored them with Atyou Spica pens. Then I masked all the images to make the focal point image. 
I colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas. It was a bit tedious but turned out cute.  
 I used a PTI dies for the focal image and ricrac, and fussy cut the Happy Bday banner. 
The Sketch is from this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges C4C55.  
I used the The cardstock colors are CTMH's new Pacifica and Lagoon...all of Nanny's favorite colors.
Here is the inside. Nanny is a HOOT! I hope and pray that I am half as witty and wonderful as she is when I am her age. :-D Have a great weekend and I'll see ya Monday!

Sentimentally Yours

Well Hey Y’all. I’m sippin’ a German Chocolate Cake skinny latte with whipped cream and caramel! DE-LISH!! I know, I know, y’all just wanna see the eye candy! OK, here’s a peak. Today begins with a challenge that I’m sponsoring over on the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog this week!!

Prima flower with crystals Sentiment

Flowers close up

I used a beautiful new stamp set from Close to My Heart D1440 “Everlasting Life” as my focal point sentiment. The papers are from the new paper kit “Magnifique”. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday.

SS-120 And here’s my finished card….

Sentiment Challenge Card by Corinna

I’m offering a HUGE prize pack over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog including a stamp set with coordinating die-cuts, ink, paper,ribbon and instructions to complete 3 adorable photo books.

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Hope y’all had a wonderful weekend. I DID! Riley and I haven’t had much time together these past couple of months so we spent the entire weekend together. Saturday we spent driving and sightseeing the Schnook Pass from Gig Harbor to Yakima and back. Sunday was an entire day of sleeping, eating, watching DVR’d shows, wrestling and goofing around. We both really needed the down time to recharge from so much travel.

Well, off to get some more things made for posts later this week. Have a great day!! :-D

Everlasting Life Card:

Papers: CTMH Magnifique, PTI Chocolate, Vanilla Cream; Stamps: CTMH D1440 Everlasting Life; Ink: CTMH Lagoon, Pacifica; Embellies: PTI ribbon, Prima Flowers; Tools: Spellbinder Nesties, Sizzix Big Shot, Janome Sew Mini using Coats and Clark Extra Heavy-Duty thread

Stamps:

You’re never too old…

…to dream are you? I'm a dreamer for sure. I've always believed that I could do anything. When I was in 2nd grade I was sure I'd be President some day. In college, I knew I'd own an international company. And now, I have a new goal, a new dream of every crafter owning a ribbon carousel.

So imagine my surprise when There She Goes came out with a new stamp set with a PERFECT sentiment for me! 

Never too Old Close Up by Corinna

Never too Old Close Up2 by Corinna

First, I cut the stamp apart. I know, tragic, but necessary. It doesn’t hurt them, I promise. See!! They just go right back together when you’re finished.

Never too Old cut stamps by Corinna

Never too Old cut stamps together by Corinna

I random stamped the largest flower with versamark, cut out and colored two flowers to surround the sentiment. (I used a past Clean and Simple sketch). I colored with copics and finished off the inside with a couple of the flowers as well.

Never too Old Inside2 by Corinna

And here is the finished card. Sweet, simple and perfect for a little note of encouragement.

Never too Old by Corinna

Coming Home


Hey everyone! I just returned home from NY where I had a wonderful time visiting family and friends. The camp is now sold and all of my belongings are on a truck headed for the PNW!
I don't have any new creations of my own to share, but wanted to let you all know that the new catalog for CTMH is out and the papers and new stamps are incredibly beautiful. I will be posting some gorgeous creations in the coming weeks. Here are my favorite papers and stamps from the new catalog....it's called Magnifique!

Isn't it beautiful! That peacock is to die for!! If you need a catalog or would like to place an order, please contact me at corinnamcgregor@gmail.com and I'll be happy to help. I have also place a link on the MyCTMH page above. I'll be back tomorrow with brand new art. I am so blissfully happy to be home with Riley and my studio! Ahhhhh, life is good! :-D

First Day of School, First Day of School!

Remember when Nemo says that at the beginning of the movie? Oh, I just LOVE that flick! Speaking of LOVE, I LOVE this new stamp set called Believe In You from There She Goes Clear Stamps!This week is the first week of school for my Aunt Sheila, so to celebrate, I combined a few challenges and voila......
 I used the sketch (by Mercy) for Flutterby Wednesday's #120 Birthday Challenge , The Pink Elephant's "Back to School" Challenge TPE83, W plus 9's Color Cue {7} Challenge and Pile It On's "Pile On the Layers" Challenge! :-D


I die cut the white cardstock and cork with PTI's Notebook die.  Then stamped the girl masking off the line she is normally drawing, then masked her to add the chalkboard.  Her dress is paper pieced with PTI Pure Poppy Bitty Dot Paper.  I used my copics to finish coloring.
 Look at this lil' chalkboard! Isn't it the cutest!!
The inside was finished off with a sentiment and the whole chalkboard from the Believe In You stamp set.  
 And here's the finished card.....
Well, I'm off like a dirty shirt (another movie quote, this one's from "Pretty in Pink").  Happy Crafting everyone! :-D

Christmas in September?

OK, so I'm jumpin' the gun a bit on the Christmas thing, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! Here are some of the cards that we'll be making at the Dec.4 Christmas Workshop that I promised I'd post. A few of them I can't post quite yet, but will add them in later posts this month and next.

Now, if you'd prefer to make them Holiday cards, instead of Christmas cards, I do have plenty of substitution sentiments and we do have a few that say Happy Holidays too.

We'll be rotating from table to table, making two of each card as we go while we wait for the paper to settle on our boxes. Its gonna be a blast ladies so sign up NOW at my Meet-Up Group, The Puget Sound Paper Crafters OR if you can't make it in person, you can buy the workshop, all papers cut, images stamped and embellishments included for you, along with written instructions for assembly. Contact me for details by email or at the Meet Up group!

There She Goes Clear Stamps is turning 2!!



It may be TSG's birthday but There She Goes Clear Stamps want to give all of the presents to you! All MONTH (that's right I said MONTH!!) long we will be celebrating with one of the best birthday parties around!! There will be lots of giveaways, games, challenges, etc. and I hope that you will join us in all of the fun.

Party Games: A party just wouldn't be complete without some fun games thrown into the mix. Every Friday during the Friday Night Chat, a new game will be announced. Players will have one week to complete each game where the goal is to collect different info about everything TSG. At the end of the week one lucky player will win any $15 stamp set available on the TSG Website! FYI- all of the game info will also be posted on the TSG Blog Saturday mornings along with our weekly Stampbook Saturday post.

But wait- there's more!! How would you like a $50 gift certificate to spend in the TSG Store? All you need to do is play along each week in the challenges in games. TWO winners will be announced during the Release Party Chat at the end of the month- one for the challenges and one for the party games. The winners will be drawn at random from a list of people who participated in ALL of the challenges/games. And don't forget, you will have an entire WEEK to play along in both!

You'll want to make sure and check the TSG blog everyday. You never know if one of the Trendsetters happens to be giving something away as well ;)

Well that's it for now.....I'm at my son's apartment at college. YUP, I went out and bought Pine-Sol and laundry detergent. Stopped at the bank for a roll of quarters to do his 12 loads of laundry. I'll be busy for a few hours anyways. :-D

I'm a jr. TRENDSETTER!

Jessica Knutsen, the most brilliant designer and owner of There She Goes Clear Stamps, asked me to be on her design team!! WOO HOO!! I am so honored and excited; well I'm just over the moon about the whole thing! The announcement is being made today over on the TSG Blog.

So here is my first "DT" card! I used one of my favorite sets called Puppy Love. Look at these little puppies!!


I did a little masking and colored with my Copics. I'm really loving the blender pen more and more every day! Then, because I was so excited....I added a bit of Spica pen glitter on the hearts, butterflies and clouds. It looks so great in person, but is so difficult to photograph.
The talent and other fab women on her team are really going to push me to do my best work ever. Thanks Jessica and I can't wait to work with you and your team! I'm also sending out a big wave to Angela (jellybean74)! She is on of the new jr. Trendsetters too and I am beyond thrilled!

P.S. (I'm writing this blog post in the Chicago Airport, so I can't add the fancy watermark Jessica sent to me yesterday. I will add it when I get to my destination and get a few hours of sleep. I'll also be adding a sidebar of all the other wonderful Trendsetters! I have learned my lesson.....do NOT travel on the day your joining a design team!! hee hee)

P.S.S.(I know EXACTLY why they call these flights "Red Eyes". :-D )

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