Trinity Stamp’s GRAND OPENING blog hop!

Hi Friends!
Whew, It has been a very LONG time since I last posted here on the Crafty Pickle blog! Some of you might have been wondering where I went off to? Am I still crafting? Am I still BREATHING? LOL well, I assure you I am in fact breathing, however, I haven’t been crafting near as much as I would like but all for a really good reason! I have been busy preparing to launch a brand new company…

New Release! New Stamp Company!

Trinity Stamps has been on my heart for years and finally… today is the BIG day! It’s our official grand opening! We are launching with 9 new stamps and 8 matching dies! If you haven’t already seen the entire release you have to check it out at

Lady Liberty: A 3x4 stamp set from

Hello Sweet Friend: a 4x6 stamp set by

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 For today’s blog hop I created a project with the adorable 3×4 Lady Liberty stamp set. I also snuck in a sentiment from the Hello Sweet Friend stamp set. I thought the scripty font fit well with this little lady!

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I colored her with some aqua copics, I thought it was fitting with it being Trinity Stamps Signature color! I used BG10, BG11, BG23, and a little bit of BG49 in the darkest shadows. Coloring this image was a breeze! Davina, the artist behind this particular stamp has made it very easy to color, She has drawn all of the folds and pleats for you. It made this very enjoyable to color! I can’t wait for the 30 day coloring challenge (which starts tomorrow! YAY!) so I can color the rest of the Trinity Stamp’s new release!

Taniesa Vlasak for Trinity Stamps

After I colored Lady Liberty and cut her out using the matching Die… I created a background scene by cutting some cityscape dies I had on hand and I used distress oxide inks plus a stencil to do some fun fireworks in the background. After coloring the background of where the fireworks were going to be, I laid down the stencil and used some Bo Bunny glitter paste. I love how sparkly everything is!

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Once the background was dry, I added some rhinestones as well as some stars and other confetti from the Trinity Stamps Lady Liberty confetti mix. I love all the cute tiny stars, especially the 4 point ones!

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To finish it all up I stamped the Missing You sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white. Everything was accented by a little silver glitter paper. I think it tied it all in nicely, don’t you?

I also created a fun birthday coffee card using the Coffee with Character stamp set and dies  as well as the caffeinated sentiments stamp set for the Coffee Lovers Blog hop. That post can be found on the Trinity Stamps blog HERE but here is a photo of the card project.

Frappy Birthday to you by Taniesa Vlasak for Trinity Stamps

Frappy Birthday to you by Taniesa for Trinity Stamps


To celebrate the Trinity Stamps grand opening, we are having a fantastic blog hop packed with amazing talent & inspiration. So please hop along with us to be inspired! If you began with my blog today you can start at the beginning HERE! Otherwise, head on over to the blog of the very Talented Thi Lam!

Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment to be entered to win!!! We are giving away a $50 gift card to the Trinity Stamps store, a $20 gift card to Therm-o-web, $25 Ellen Hutson Gift Card, $25 Simon Says Stamp Gift Card, 2 ink pad bundles from Imagine Crafts, and a $25 gift card to WOW Embossing. There are plenty of chances to win one of these fantastic prizes. Thank you so much to all the Sponsors!!  The winners will be posted on our blog on June 5th.

Here is our fantastic lineup:

Trinity Stamps

Amy Tsuruta

Carly Minner

Jo Ann Danchik 

Jodi Collins 

Kelly Latevola 

Lisa Cisneros

Melissa Bickford 

Shanna Slater

Taniesa Vlasak *you are here*

Thi Lam

Thank you so much for stopping by to see our fantastic release & inspiring blog hop. Be sure to visit the store to pick up the items on your wishlist!


Thank you so much for stopping by. I really hope you love our new company and new release as much as I do. I look forward to seeing what all of you create with Trinity Stamps!

Happy Hopping!

Taniesa Vlasak |

Meet the NEW CraftyPickle Designers!

Hi Friends!!

I am so very excited to announce the new team for the rest of 2015. We are blessed to have five of our designers returning, and another five new talented ladies that I know you will all LOVE! So, Here they are!

Meet the new Crafty Pickle Designers @ Designer, Kristin

Kristin is not only one of our returning designers, she is also the Design Team manager this term. She is my right hand girl and I am so blessed to have her help as well as her talent. While I am busy filling orders and creating new product, Kristin is also working hard by making sure our designers are organized and the blog runs smoothly.   Peek at her blog HERE. Designer, Carrie

Carrie is also a return designer and has been with me from the very beginning of The Crafty Pickle. She is definitely my cheerleader and she also is my Social Media Manager. Chances are if you are chatting us up on Instagram or Facebook she will be the one to beat me in responding! I don’t know what I would do without her! Make sure to check out Carrie’s blog HERE. Designer, Stephanie

Stephanie, also a returning designer is so sweet and talented. I have loved watching her grow as a designer not only for TCP but for others as well. If you haven’t had a chance, grab a cup of coffee or tea and browse her blog HERE. So much inspiration in one little spot on the web! Designer, Treasa

Treasa is a returning designer and an amazing person. She truly is one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet. She not only designs for TCP but she runs a super awesome and successful swap group for Project Life. You can search for “Project Life Card Swap” on Facebook or go to to see some pretty amazing handmade cards. Make sure you also check out her blog HERE. Designer, Joann

Joann… How can I express how lucky I am to have Joann as a designer, and my friend. She creates the most beautiful projects both on the page and off as well. She works with CTMH product in ways I never thought of. Seriously, if you haven’t already, check this beautiful girls blog out right HERE.

Now for our new Designers…. I have been so excited to share our new talented girls with you!!! Some are new friends and some are old friends, but all of them are so sweet and so talented. Please help me give them an extra special Crafty Pickle Welcome! Designer, Tabitha

Say Hi to Tabitha! This sweet girl has a definite talent for papercrafting but it was her beautiful Pocket letters that caught my eye, I knew I had to have her on our team. I think you will be seeing some fun pocket letter ideas (and maybe some Tabitha inspired pocket letter flair <wink>) Take a peek at this lovely lady’s blog HERE. Designer, Paula

Give a big warm greeting to Paula. She is a girl of MANY talents! Project Life, Scrapbooking, Planning, Mixed media, just to name a few. The girl has it all going on and lucky for us we get to watch her though the process! Although she isn’t a blogger she produces some great informational videos that I know you will all love. Kick back and relax while you check out her YouTube Channel HERE. Don’t forget to subscribe, you won’t want to miss her new TCP video tutorials! Designer, Marisa

Reach out and give a very big cyber hug to our new designer, Marisa! Marisa has been my friend for a few years and I have always admired her bubbly personality and quick wit. This girl is incredibly strong and I admire her even outside of the crafting world. Though she is not a blogger she is definitely a consistant Vlogger and you will CRACK up at some of the videos she has on her channel. Take a look at her YouTube channel HERE and again, don’t forget to subscribe! She also will have some fab tutorials coming soon! I just know you will just fall in love with her too! Designer, Theresa

Most of you probably already know her, and you might not even realize it. Theresa has been such a huge inspiration for me for years. She is the reason I had to have a traveler’s notebook. Theresa is a Stampin’ Up consultant, serves on many other big design teams, is a guest teacher for some great Studio Calico classes currently, and all this while raising a family too. I don’t know how she does it all (and does it all so very well) but I am truly honored to have her apart of our design team. If you haven’t seen her Instagram feed you have to check it out HERE. Want everyday inspiration? Definitely click Follow on Theresa’s Instagram. Designer, Lisa

Last but definitely not least, meet my new sweet & talented friend, Lisa! Lisa is not only talented, but has so many creative ideas that I am amazed she just doesn’t walk around with a light bulb over her head! Some of the new TCP releases coming up were inspired by the creative juices from this incredible woman. Please visit her blog HERE

Well there you have it, a whole HUGE JAR OF TALENT in this 10 member design team! I hope you will join in and follow along as they share their talent and creative passions with us.

Till then…

Happy Crafting!

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