Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Still having technical difficulties, but wanted to stop in so you know I haven't forgotten you all!

May you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Friday, December 12, 2008


No post again tonight. I was having camera issues and got a new camera. Now I'm having card reader, battery issues, etc. I'll get it figured out when I have time! ;-) Be patient and please check back!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mini Heritage Album

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving holiday--either with family/friends or all alone, just relaxing!

I spent quite a bit of time this past week working on four heritage mini albums that are gifts for my mom to give to her sisters. She purchased the great little Pemberley Bay Matchbook Kits, and I had the pleasure of putting them together for her. What an opportunity to recount my blessings of family as I created these! (All four were the same, so I made one and then "copied" the rest.) Now I'll be making one for myself too!

Since Amberley Grace goes with these kits, I used cardstock and ribbon from that collection. This was my first PB Matchbook Kit, so it was fun to be creative with something new. Mom wanted them fairly simple, so I think (hope!) I accomplished simple yet pretty.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Two Holidays--Two Projects

Just thought I'd share more of my craft show inventory. Both of these items sold at my first show of the season.
The "Give Thanks" is an insert in the tin. May be used for decoration or as a card. I used The Angel Company's yummy Amelia Papers, along with Amelia's coordinating cardstock and ribbon.
This fun Christmas Countdown uses retired TAC patterned paper, along with Scarlet cardstock. The number tags are stuck on with Velcro dots and there is a baggie on the back that holds the nother numbers.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Penelope Acrylic Album

Here are some pix of a mini album I made for craft show inventory. I used 6x6 acrylic covers and the Penelope Collection of patterned paper, cardstock and ribbons. I also used a few pieces from my Sydney Circle Album kit. (These are part of a TAC special right now! Yippee!) I bound the album with my Bind It All.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

October and November Class Projects

Just thought I'd share the projects we did in my monthly stamping classes in Oct. and Nov. Several people had asked me what "faux embossing" is, so I'll post these.

The first two are the faux embossing--done two diferent ways. The pink card involves using ink just a shade darker than the cardstock and white ink stamped just a little "off" of the first image.
The second one (green and brown) uses 2 flower punches glued together and layered on the card front to actually give a raised image.
These next two cards are others that we did to use various other techniques and do something seasonal. The "warm wishes" was insired/CASEd from TAC Angel Heather's blog.

November's Class

That was the popular mini album made from wine bags and bound with my Bind It All. Silly me totally forgot to take my camera to get pix of everyone else's creations. :-( I'm so bummed because these gals were soooo creative. They each had a bound album, pieces cut from TAC's Reece collection and cardstock, the rest of their Reece paper/tags, Reece ribbons, some hardware and pop dots. I had my example and photos of one made by TAC Angel Risa. The end results where outstanding and fun! are photos of mine...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

another mini album

I had a special order for another album like the one I made here. This customer wanted me to use the Winchester paper collection, though. I like the way it turned out and thought I'd share!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I just love this stamp set--The Angel Company's November Stamp of the Month! It's only $9.75 with a $30 purchase. Click here to see examples using this set, then contact me to orderk yours.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bag Book Class and Fondue

First, let me post a (bad!) photo of the bag book that we'll be doing for my November stamping class. Sorry, but I don't have photo editing software where I am now and wanted to get this posted since I've had lots of people ask me what it looks like. We did these at The Angel Company Seminar this summer (our national convention). I came home and finished it.

My Monday evening class if already full, BUT if you are interested in attending a make-up class contact me right away. I'll try to work you in--I've already heard from a few who would like to do a make-up.

Next, I want to show you a pic from my weekend. Three other friends and I had a girls' weekend in Oklahoma City--about 3 hours from here. Two of them are turning 40 this fall, so the other friend and I went to chaperone since we're older! LOL

We had an awesome time with no real plans. For dinner Sat. eve we happened upon a great "chick" restaurant called the Melting Pot. It was 4 course fondue! What fun!!! A real highlight of the weekend. (Unfortunately none of the other 3 are papercrafters, so none of that kind of shopping on this trip.) Anyway, here's a pic our waiter took during the entree course. I'm the washed out one on the far left. Yep, that's my natural gray. Yikes!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Double Dips Extended!

The Angel Company's deadline for double benefits for both customers and hostesses has been extended into December! This is good news for you. A copy of the flyer is posted, and you can contact me if you have any questions or want to place an order. Just a note--if you order from my TAC website, you won't get the freebies so be sure to contact me!

P.S. I'll post something creative again soon! I've just been too busy to edit the pix!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

TAC Vintage Stamps and Double Dips


These are retired favorites from The Angel Company and you can get them again for a limited time. Don't miss out! Especially since the DOUBLE DIPS REWARDS for customers, hostesses and new Angels who sign up has been extended!!!

Contact me to place an order or become an Angel.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Chipboard Stacks!

I'm LOVIN' these things! They are my absolute new faves!!! I used them for several project for my craft show and thought I'd let you see the fun I've been having. We also used them in my monthly stamping class last week. You can see them here. The come in Bright and Neutral colors.

Just a little note: I've been using Mischelle Smith's tip from her blog. She uses Walnut Ink with a dauber top to ink the edges of coaster. I now do the same thing with the edges of my beloved chipboard stacks. Since I have all 8 colors, it's not too difficult to find one to blend with the paper color!

This first set of photos is a little album made from envelopes. I cut off one end so I could have pull-out pages.

The two photos below are stand-up hinged frames. For the lion on the "boy" frame, I cut out and "extra" head and placed it on top of the main image with pop dots. This created depth/interest, and allow allowed a photo to slip under the lion's head, yet still have it looking like it's overlapping.

These are desk calendars. They stand up on their own...

The photos below are calendar magnets. The top two magnets were inspired by Sarah G.

This photo doesn't show the inside, but they open to reveal Post-It notes!

It's hard to tell in these photos below, but they are mini notebooks. They only measure just over 2" across!

If you have any questions about chipboard stacks or any of these projects, just let me know!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

SpecTACular Day!

We had a great time yesterday at my SpecTACular Day! Thought I'd share the 4 make-n-takes real quick before I head off to church...

Stamps: Fall Harvest

Ink: Burnt Umber Palette

Paper: Ivory Ultrasmooth, Brown Cardstock, Rustic Chick, Green Bazzill

Other: Watercolor Pencils and Dove Blender, Skintone Pencils, Gray Tombow Marker, Scor-Pal, Scrapper's Floss in Tan & Brown & Lime

This card was inspired by Sarah's card on the TAC website.

Stamps: Hello Fall (Oct. Stamp of the Month)

Ink: Burnt Umber, Landscape, Sunflower, Orangerie Palettes

Paper: Birch Cardstock, DCWV Paperstack--Neutral

Other: Stipple Brushes, Edge Distressor, ribbon, Glue Dots

This card was inspired by Kim Sears' card on Paper Wings.
Stamps: Joy of Christmas

Ink: Brilliance Moonlight White, Versamark (hard to see in photo! It was for the background on the scarlet...)

Paper: Scarlet Cardstock, Dark Green Cardstock, White Ultrasmooth

Other: Paper Crimper, Pop Dots

These are samples of what I made for my craft show. We did the same cute little baskets yesterday!

Paper: Patterned Paper and Cardstock from Amelia Collection

Other: Mega Scalloped Circle punch, Scor-Pal, Hershey's Kisses (yum!)