Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TSG Design Team

Hi everyone! Today Jessica is announcing her newest Design Team members. Check it out on her blog! Lots of serious talent coming on board!

Starting tomorrow and continuing through Friday, we'll be showing you sneak peeks of three new TSG sets plus one mini sentiment set. This will be my last release with There She Goes. Jessica is bringing on some fresh faces and my six months as a DT member will be done at the end of March. Even though I won't be on the DT, I'll still be using her stamps though! They really are great quality stamps!

Now....remember on Sunday you were asked to submit a question to the TSG design team? Well, here are the favorite questions. My answers are below and here are links to some more TSG team members so you can see their answers: Jessica, Jessie, Maki, Joanne, Becky, Christi, Bev, Wendy, Angela, Julie, Jodi, Holly and Stephanie.

1. What do you typically start a project with? What's picked first: stamps, embellishments, DP, colors? It totally depends on what I'm working on. If it's sneak peeks or a sketch challenge, then I pick my stamps first and pull the CS colors/DP to go with the image. If it's a color challenge, then I'll pull a stamp based on what would go with the colors.

2. Do you give away your cards, sell them, send them or hoard them? I mostly send mine to friends and family. Some I hoard for a while though. I haven't gotten into selling them...I'm always afraid that selling them will make it feel like a *job* and I don't want my card making to become a job.

3. If you could design your own stamp or stamp set, what would it be? Something with cute little animals/characters, maybe something beachy...definitely images that could be colored.

4. Where do you get your inspiration? I'm definitely inspired by my oldest daughter (the true artist) and fellow stampers. The SCS galleries are a GREAT source of inspiration! Challenges are a great place to start...especially sketch challenges (in my opinion). Nature is a great source of inspiration too.

5. How do you balance your stamping time with your personal time/work/kids/etc? Typically I stamp in the morning when my youngest is watching cartoons or when she's at preschool, afternoons are usually set aside for running errands (mom's taxi service, grocery store...I feel like I'm always at the grocery store, LOL!), evenings are when I work or *try* to go to the gym. Sometimes I set up my 4-year-old at the craft table with me...she stamps with her kid stamps and I stamp with mine.

6. What is your favorite embellishment? Shimmerz!

7. What is something that not a lot of people know about you? I don't like to talk on the phone, LOL!

8. On average how long does it take to create one of the cards we see each week? My cards take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours.

9. What is your favorite coloring medium? I switch back and forth between Copics and watercoloring, but watercoloring is still my favorite.

10. What time of day do you prefer to do your creating? Morning


A few of you had questions specifically for me that aren't answered above so I'll include those here too...

Terri: I definitely prefer to pick the colors of my CS/DP for my card and then color the main image. What do you prefer?

Kimberly: Yep, sometimes I sit down to make something and it just does NOT come together. Definitely no fun. In those cases, I just have to walk away and come back later.

Debbie: I've been stamping for almost two years now...time flies! I don't think I have a signature style. If I do, I'd love to hear what it is, LOL!

16 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

HI PEANUT!! Woo Hoo! I am SO excited to be on TSG with you! You know I love ya girl! And guess what...I HATE talking on the phone too!!! Hugs!

Joanne said...

Have always been in awe of your work in the galleries. Very nice to be sharing the TSG team with you. Hugs....

MakiJo said...

Hi Denise,
I enjoy reading your answers. I didn't like talking on the phone either. Our phone conversation would be so short wouldn't it? LOL

Jessica said...

I loved reading your answers Denise! I can't wait to see your sneak peeks :)

Nicole said...

It will be sad to see you leave! Your work is amazing, you know!!

Bev said...

((Denise)) What great answers GF! I especially love that you said selling your cards might start feeling like a job. I feel ya! No work for me, thanks. :D Hugs!
-Bev

Dawn Easton said...

LOL...I loved reading about you girl!
I do like to talk on the phone but NOT during a race or hockey game ;) Or while I'm stamping....which really doesn't leave a whole heck of talk time eh?

Julie said...

Denise I'm so excited to be working with you! It's fun to read all your responses! :)

Norine said...

such fun reading your answers thanks for sharing
hugs
Norine

Becky Carafa said...

Hi Denise! I liked reading your answers, can't wait to see your sneak peeks!

Christi said...

I am so excited that I am going to be working with you! I have been a fan of yours for awhile and you are definitely one of my top stamping inspirations! I hate talking on the phone too!! How funny!!

Joy said...

oh denise, I'm sorry to see you go, but I will continue to follow your blog b/c I adore you and I love your cards.

PS I hate talking on the phone too!

Silke said...

Awesome answers - Denise!!!

Now I know why we don't talk more often on the phone - LOL!!! I'll start calling you from now on...LOL - okay just kidding!!!

I'll miss you on the team :( ~S~

Velta said...

Love your blog...am subscribed...and will continue to love your beautiful art work...

Kim P said...

I really enjoy your work...keep up the gorgeous stuff!

dana wyzard said...

Your style is:

NEAT,
PRISTINE, DELICATE AND
FEMININE