Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Final Farewells

TAC™ Promotions

To see the discontinued stamp sets, click HERE.

Allison's Birthday Card

My "baby" girl just turned 12! Yikes! Where has the time gone? Right now she's really into blue/turquoise with lime green polka dots. In fact, she'd like her room painted like that! I knew exactlly what to do for her card this year. ;-) It's not my usual style of card, but it fit her perfectly.

The paper is DCWV Brights and white ultrasmooth. I used a 3/4" Clever Lever Punch for the circles. The inks are Giverney Green and Reflection Blue Palette Ink. I also used misc. ribbon. The sentiment is from two different stamps in the Celebrate Her promotion from March. You can't see it, but it did have a Happy Birthday sentiment inside!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Celebrate Him

Look at these great images! They're great for masculine/Father's Day, but they're soooo versatile that most can be use for anyone! I *really* like the "That Guy" set--in fact, I used one of the sentiments on this card.

This special expires April 30, so contact me now if you want to own these for yourself.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Retreat Challenge

One more post from our TAC demo retreat! We were given little notebooks that had a blank cover and challenged to decorate them in the next 2 hours. Our only rule was that we HAD to stamp--couldn't just use papers and ribbons. It was fun to see how different people came up with such different ideas.

I decided to go springy because I had happended to bring some Lily Anna paper with me! I didn't think I had any tiny flower stamps with me, but then I realized that you don't have to think "floral set" to get flowers! The flower and butterfly stamps came from Wild For You, believe it or not! I had used the animals from that set many time, but I had never really noticed the flower and butterfly! Go figure. You can see the set here.

My friend Becky C. helped me decide what to put on the tabs. This makes it a handy little notebook to carry in my purse or daytimer. Thanks, Becky!

Lilly Anna SWIC and cardstock, white ultrasmooth cardstock, Claret, Reflection Blue, Chartreuse and Giverney Green Palette inks, misc. ribbon. (I made the grass using the ink pads direct to paper.)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Masculine (?) Card with Reece paper

This card uses the Reece paper that is BOGO this month! I also used a sentiment from
That Guy, a TAC special this month. While it makes a great masculine card, it doesn't look so "manly" that it can't be used for a woman too.
I used Aspen Cardstock, Reece SWIC, Reece Cardstock, Burnt Umber Palette ink, Tan Scrapper's floss, Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug, Paper Crimper, Nestabilities Labels Three, Pop Dots and buttons.
I CASEd this from Laurie, making minor adaptations. I've had it saved for a while, just waiting for the right time to CASE it! ;-) You can see hers here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Magic Lid Box

At our TAC retreat, Avis Anderson taught us to make the neatest litlle box with a "magic" lid. We made these at Stamping Class Tuesday evening using the Reece SWIC paper (a BOGO special right now!), Reece Cardstock and the Stamp of the Month, Fanciful Vintage.

Above is the box we did in class. Below you can see my box on the left, and the box we did at the retreat on the right. It's a great little box as it is, but I just decided to kick it up a notch or two. ;-)

The lid lifts up and opens, but it doesn't come off!

In addition to the supplies mentioned above, we used Burnt Umber Palette ink, a sponge, Reece Ribbon, and a Scor-Pal.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Impressies Card--Simple but Fabulous

My swap card for the Angel Demonstrators' Retreat was a simple one that looks really lovely in person! We also did this one at stamping class Tuesday evening.

After using the Flourishes Impressabilities on white ultrasmooth cardstock, I took an ink pad directly to the paper and wiped it gently across. THEN I cut the panel into strips (easier to ink if it's all still together!) The sentiment is from Savvy Sayings and popped up with Pop Dots. The burgundy card uses Bordeaux Palette ink and a Pewter Sprial Clip. The green card is done with Jardin Moss Palette and an Antique Spiral Clip.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I know I've been MIA and haven't posted lately...Sorry...I've been doing taxes and working on jewelry. Let me say, I HATE doing taxes!!!! But they're done now! Yippee!!!!

As far as the jewelry goes, I've had to get some things ready for "prom wear." My rings have been a big hit at the salon as well, so I made about 30 more.

This weekend I'm going to a stamping retreat for TAC Angels, so I better get my swaps done. I get to go back to being creative! yea!!!