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Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Grey, Ranger Ink, and My Creative Charms Guest Designer Projects Plus BLOG CANDY!!!

Hi Everyone!

In my last post I told you about all of the goodies that Ranger Industries sent me to play with. Well...yesterday, I got a huge box of goodies from Basic Grey! Big thank you to Pheobs! :)
The product that Basic Grey sent is from their newest releases that won't even be on the shelves until October!
I feel soooo spoiled, but I like it! :)
You will notice that there are some duplicate products...well...they sent me some extra to give as blog candy! 


Make sure to read all the way down to the bottom to see how you could win some before it is even available to the general public! :)

The product they sent is for a special project I will be working on. Won't be able to talk about it until mid 2012! Uggh! :)  Anyhow...both Basic Grey and Ranger have sent way more then I will need for the project so I started creating with some of it right away! Might as well show them some love as a thank you.  Right? :)

My first project is done with their "Picadilly" collection. I am the guest designer over at the Creative Charms blog today and I love how well their -Amber Vintage Flower Buttons and Amber Gradient Gem Stickers coordinate with the gorgeous Picadilly papers.
I used to be a regular on the Creative Charms team so when Midori asked if I would like to be a guest designer this month, I jumped at the chance! I LOVE Creative Charms!

Remember, you can click on the pictures to enlarge for a closer look. :)

Included in the stuff that Ranger Ink sent me was some Perfect Perls Sunflower Sparkle Mist which I sprayed on the entire card, concentrating more on the floral grouping and embellishments. You will be able to see it shine better in the next photo.
 I also used some Monarch Orange and Vermilion Archival ink from their new colors to distress the edges of my papers and to stamp the sentiment.
The sentiment is from Verve's - Thankful Accents set and is stamped on part of a Tim Holtz- Mini Baroque Movers and Shapers Alterations Die that Ranger also sent me. :)
The card base is Bazill - Clover Leaf  Swiss Dots from Discount Card Stock.
The fabulously gorgeous  Moss Silk Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The large flower is from Prima and the pretty little roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


My next project is done with Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress" collection which will be on the shelves in October also. See how awesome Creative Charm's - Vintage Velvet Poppies go with it? I removed the white brad from the center of the larger one and replaced it with a Grey Vintage Pearl Brad. I also added a few Black Gradient Pearl Stickers to the label. The Black and Silver Dotted Leaves came in one of the past  Kit of the Month .


I used Ranger Ink's Coffee and Jet Black Archival Inks to distress the edges of the papers. The frame for the "Notes" is again the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Baroque Alterations Die from Ranger Ink. I can tell already that I am going to wear that thing out! :) The "Note" letters came for the Little Black Dress Collection. There are lots of fun embellishments in the set.
All of the pretty brown and black ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon


OK...here is a peek at the blog candy that is up for grabs.


It is a Picadilly Page kit and I picked out some coordinating ribbon and embellishments from my precious stash. to send with it. You card makers can cut it up for cards too...I did! :)

 I borrowed a view of the other side from Basic Grey...



All you have to do for a chance to win is become a follower, if you aren't already, and comment on this post (or any new posts during the month of August).
You don't have to spread the word on your blogs but it sure would be sweet of you!
I will announce the winner on September 1st.
I will be giving other Basic Grey goodies away soon so why not follow now so you can see when I post the next give-aways? ;)

You should head on over to the Creative Charms blog and see my post there today. I have another card there that I did not show here. :)  Sneaky aren't I? :)

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Hugs,
True :D


67 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful creations, love the colors on that first card.

Thea said...

Just lovely! Everything you do is first-rate.

callyannc said...

I think these creations are beautiful. Such talented craftiness!!! I checked Creative charms and love it! Thanks CallyAnn(new follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

orit said...

Love your creations ,everyone of them is so unique .

Basslady said...

you are such a talented lady!

your creations leave me breathless...always so inspiring!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

CheckerBeads said...

love your projects! What a great product line. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anne

Sandra said...

Hi True:D! I was on the CC design team with you. Your projects are fabulous as always! Love them all!!!

Melissa Kaye said...

That looks like a lot of fun stuff! I can't wait to see what you make with it.

Thanks for the giveaway, that's SO sweet! (Of course, I'm a follower!)

THERESA said...

Both of these are stunning!! Can see the notebook been used for so many things, love the color combo's and how you fit them all together, you sure are gifted!!!
lotsa luv

Moni said...

Waw all projects are sunning, fab details. I love what you have done with the notebook. Fab color combo. Thanks for the chance to win fab candy. Hugs,moni

Tanya said...

Mid 2012, wow!

Your projects are just gorgeous, I really love the card, totally stunning! And the notebook, love it, now I want to make one! Thank you so much for sharing some of your fabulous goodies!

Marsha said...

how fun to get so many goodies in the mail. Your cards are lovely. Especially like the rose BG and the big beautiful bow with yellow rose.

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what an amazing creations sweetie
there all perfect
it very sweet og basic grey to send some yummie goodies
thanks for the chance sweetie
i'll link it on my sidebar
hugs angelique

*Alison* said...

WOW!!! CONGRATS! How fun is that.. :) Look at all the amazing goodies.. :) I just adore your projects you are so inspiring.. :) I am already a follower.. have been for a very long time.. :) thanks so much for the chance to win.. HUGS
familybubbles (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lorraine said...

wow you have got some of the best things to play with and thankyou so much for the candy x

Noemi said...

They are lovely! So much fun!
I am already a follower.

Latinacreativa said...

You are so talented! I love what you did with all those yummy papers and embellies! I would love to get my hands on any of it! Thanks for the "peek"-Raquel @ Raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I am speechless! And trust me that doesn't happen often! Just beautiful! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a fabulous card and I just love the notebook. What fun products you have to work with. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some candy.

connie said...

Beautiful cards! Already a follower of your blog.

Toni K said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkle on the card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ardilla said...

Both of your projects are awesome... I love the stitching detail and the ribbons... WOW!!!
Thanks for the chance with the exclusive paper, ribbon and embellishmemts, very generous from you :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Amazing projects! Already a Follower!
abusybee24atcoxdotnet


Carri~Abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

sonyaeverding said...

I love the "Notes" book and gotta have one. Guess I found my weekend project LOL. I am already a follower. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win the candy :-)

Mallika said...

i feel so jealous when i see ur projects .. ur brains n ur work is fabolous !
all the stuff which u use is amaizng .. i have been following u fer a while now !
hugs
mallika
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous card! The colors are beautiful and it just glows! Love the notbook too! Oh wow...not able to say anything til mid 2012...that has got to be hard! LOL! I am a follower and I thank you and Basic Grey for a chance to win!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am always in awe of your cards- I always enjoy every little detail! I will post your awesome candy on my blog- of course I am a follower too! Thanks for the chance to win- and how awesome to open the mail and find goodies like these!

Brenda said...

wow just found your blog ....such beautiful work!!!now to clean of my keyboard from all the drooling....
hugs
Brenda

Dot said...

Beautiful cards you are sharing today.
Thank you for the chance to win some BG stuff.
Wishing you a fine weekend.
Dorte,xx

Scraplynn said...

Your work is always stunning!!

carma30 said...

Love your creations.
thanks so much for the chance :-)

Amanda R said...

So beautiful, I just sat and stared at the first image I was so in awe! And thanks so much for being so generous with your stash, nice of you to share!

Maryann said...

As always both your creations are fabulous. I just love the card so much. The colors you´ve used on that are stunning, but also the notebook is really cool, These new papers are gorgeous and thank you so much for the chance to win some of them here. Sooo generous of you and these compagnies to share with us too.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead and lots of crafty fun.

Heather said...

Ooh Basic Grey is my fave!!!! LOVE your card!! It's gorgeous!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

thekolbes said...

Your projects are always AWESOME! I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Gorgeous products, and your beautiful artwork should sell them tons of it :O) You cards are just so beautiful!

Anita said...

Congrats! Enjoy all your new goodies! What stunning projects! I am a follower.

alethea said...

All the papers are gorgeous and I love what you have created with them!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Hugsxx

Joan V said...

Love your projects, but I really, really love the Note book. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Fabulous creations--I like how you were able to match up the creative charms products.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Christina said...

WOW love this paper! Great projects.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Hey Tru! I was so happy to see these beautiful projects on the CC blog. They are GORGEOUS. I especially love the Thank you card. :)

Janine said...

Wow! What a lot of nice goodies! Thanks for your inspiration. I've been a follower for awhile.

Jennifer Scull said...

whoa nelly! these are absolutely gorgeous projects!
oh I would be in little piggie heaven if Basic Grey ever decided to send me ANYTHING! even their leftovers leftovers.... they are my absolute fave fave fave paper line ever! my poor blog followers have to listen to me go on and on about them constantly.
thanks for this amazing chance to win some fabby new stuff from them. :)

have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

amazing job, you lucky girl, getting to play with all that fun stuff. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

Kelly Massman said...

Your projects are beautiful and thanks for a chance to win!

karen In Houston said...

TrueD I love this card and in particular I love all your work,your are one of my favorite designers. I thought I had become a follower of yours a while ago but I guess I was mistaken but no mistaking it now I am a follower.
You are an inspiration to me.
Thanks for sharing all your creations.

Ellen said...

You do make the most beautiful things!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Theresa said...

Hi True, I am in love with your card and "notes" book. They are both fabulous. The embelishments on the card are amazing. Great work friend.

Barbara said...

Hi True, I have been one of your followers for quite some time. In fact, I am loving your blog! Each time I visit, I am so impressed. You are so talented. Your card is so elegant and the notebook is just adorable. You are so lucky to have Basic Grey send you supplies. So you teach for them? I would be delighted to win your precious blog candy. Can't wait to see what your next creations will be. Hugs

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning projects. I love your work and have been following for awhile.

La Vikinga said...

Guess who's envious of you who get's so much of the nice stuff from Basic Grey (one of my favourites, too). But you're worth it - as Eva Longoria says - because you really create stunning projects!

But I'm very curious about the project that you can't talk about until a year from now!!! Are you sure it's not mid-september....???

La Vikinga

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow, thank you so much for the chance! That must be so much fun when you get all of those goodies in the mail! Thanks so much for sharing your projects too!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Karen L said...

That card with the rose is seriously GORGEOUS!! Wow, I love the color combo you used and all that beautiful texture! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

always fun to check your projects - it's just a bonus when there are goodies to be had! Thanks for the chance.

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful cards as usual, Trudy! Love the colors and your textures!

Denny said...

Oh my goodness! Your talent is immense and the blog candy is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win it. ;)

Sherry said...

gorgeous card and note book. thanks for a chance to win some awesome eye candy!!!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Beautiful projects! Especially love the notebook! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Vickie Merrick said...

Both projects are gorgeous!!! My favorite BG collection right now would have to be Little Black Dress. So many ideas swimming in my head already. Can hardly wait for them to release their new collections so I can get my hands on them!

Debbie said...

Great projects, esp. the colors on the notebook. I did sets for gifts for the Church secretaries last year and am always looking for ideas. Love yours and may have to lift it ;- ) It's just beautiful. Will have to get my sewing machine out though, ha ha. thanks for sharing.

America said...

Oh youre an inspiration and make beautiful work. Ive noticed you in publications and now Ive also really enjoyed looking at your awesome workspace. TFS

SHartl said...

OMG! Your projects are so gorgeous!! That card with the rose is beyond beautiful with all the colors and scrumptious ribbon and jewels. So glad to have discovered your blog!

scraphappy4067 said...

Beautiful projects!!...thank you for sharing!!....and thanks for the chance to win!!

smhoffmann said...

I love each and everyone of your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them.

Sharon

Knerten said...

Thanks so much for your kind words in my blog, Trudy :-) Of course I'll be a follower here, actually I have come across your blog earlier too and your cards are truly awesome !
Love the floral arrangements on your first card with all you have included, and the notebook - wow ! Fabulous !
Once I'm here, why don't I join your candy ? I'll have a go, love the colours of your candy too :-)
Have nice day still, Trudy !
Hugs
Turid (aka Knerten)

Is said...

Hi from Spain! I'm a newcomer and I think your blog is really inspiring, the cards are gorgeous! Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win!

Isabel.