Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TSG New Design Team and more....

Hello again!

Today Jessica is announcing her new Design Team. Check out her blog!!! So much awesome talent coming on board!!!!

We'll be be showing you Sneak Peeks the next three days plus a sentiment set. Play along and you will have a chance to win every day!!!

Jessica has combined some of the question to the TSG design team. She has chosen this questions down below. I have answered them right below and you can also swing by the rest of the TSG team to see their answers: Becky, Bev, Christi, Denise, Holly, Jessica (owner), Jessie, Joanne, Jodi, Julie, Maki, Stephanie and Wendy.

1. What do you typically start a project with? What's picked first: stamps, embellishments, DP, colors???
I think most of the time I start out with a Stamp Set......I like to chose at least 2 to 3 Set's and then I'll go from there!!! Of course if I'm playing a color challenge then I'll start with the colors first and then decide on the Stamp Set.

2. Do you give away your cards, sell them, send them or hoard them???
I totally admit that I'm hoarding most of my cards - YIKES!!! But then when I create a specific card...like a birthday card - I'll mail them off!!! I think I really need to work on mailing some more cards out - LOL!!!

3. If you could design your own stamp or stamp set, what would it be???
I would love to create flower silhouette Stamps. Can't have enough flower images - LOL!!!

4. Where do you get your inspiration???
If you follow my blog you already know that I'm a huge fan of playing the SCS Inspiration Challenge!!! But I guess most of my inspiration comes from my fellow Stampers over on SCS plus the SU Catalog!!!

5. How do you balance your stamping time with your personal time/work/kids/etc???
Well, my oldest Sarah is turning 11 this upcoming Saturday, Becca is almost 8 and Miriam is 4. Since I started stampin' I started delegating some chores!!! Becca has to do the dishes, Sarah is washing her own cloth, feeding the dog and Miriam is supervising - LOL!!! Some of my stamping is done when the girls are in school and when they are in bed!!! Plus I have been fortunate to be a SAHM since the girls came along...but I guess once I'll start working...we'll have to reevaluate - LOL!!!

6. What is your favorite embellishment?
Hmmmmm - that's tough!!! I think *Sparkles* of any kind!!!!

7. What is something that not a lot of people know about you???
That English is not my first language!!! I was born and raised in Germany - so if my posts sound funny, it's because of my language barrier!!!

8. On average how long does it take to create one of the cards we see each week???
You know that's funny, because sometimes I can create a card within 10 minutes and then I have cards I work on all day.....it really depends on the Challenge!!! Plus I'm my worst critic - LOL!!!

9. What is your favorite coloring medium???
I think my all time favorite is water coloring!!! Closely followed by Copics!!!

10. What time of day do you prefer to do your creating???
Definitely in the mornings - if I can!!!

Jessica is also hosting a new monthly *There She Goes Challenge* - it's all about adding some *Bling* to your card (Glitter, stickles, gemstones you name it)!!! If you play along please use the *TSG04* keyword !!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great day!!!


Christi said...

I am so excited that I am going to be working with you Silke! I have been a long-time fan! :) I loved reading all your answers and I love that you're from Germany! My dad's side of the family is German! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I know about that cute accent of yours...it's adorable!! :) I'm glad you got a chance to play along in the questionnaire!! :)

MakiJo said...

Hi Silke, I enjoyed reading your answers! They are all interesting!
I can't wait to see your sneak peek tomorrow (in a few hours!!)

Joanne said...

Well....I am very excited to be joining you on the TSG Trendsetters. Your creations always catch my eye in the SCS galleries, and recently I've been a fan of your blog as well. Thanks for being so welcoming. It is appreciated so very much.

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Congrats on the senior DT gig....Wahoo!!! :) I'm lovin' these new TSG stamps!

Kim P said...

I love reading everyone's answers...it's fun to learn about the DT! I love flower images too!!

Peggy Marsh said...

I always enjoy reading updates on your blog and I'm excited for you that you are part of the DT! Awaiting the sneakpeak.. Peggy

Stamp and Smile said...

Thanks for some insight to your stamping life! Sometimes I feel like I'm not a "normal" stamper with how long it takes me to make a card, getting started, sneaking time in to stamp, etc. So you have helped me realize I AM NORMAL!! He! :) (My hubby may differ with this!)