Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
My challenge to you today is to use flowers on your card. They can be in your paper, your image, your embellishments... you choose! Let's see some Springtime!! :) This Cutie Patootie is from CC Designs/All That Scraps. Hey - did you hear that Christine from All That Scraps has Card Scents now? Wouldn't it be fun to make a monkey card that smelled like a banana??
The little blocks of designer paper were inspired by Nichole Heady's post on her blog the other day. I loved the look and it's such a quick and easy background. The flowers are a couple more of my precious Prima daisies. I have a trip to Gina K's store on the schedule to add another bottle of them to my stash. My problem is that I only like the daisies - the ones with long thin petals. The ones with rounder petals just don't do it for me. Wouldn't it be boring if we all had the same tastes?? It makes the world such an interesting, colorful place!! :)
If you decide to take up my flower challenge I'd love to see your creation. You can leave me a link in the comments section. :) Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Despite my headache, God is good! We actually have an offer on our house! Now to decide if we're going to accept it or not. I've given my two cents worth and laid it in my husband's hands to make the decision. I'll be happy either way. I'm so thankful that God gave me such a good leader for our family!!
Have a blessed day!
Monday, February 25, 2008
We had a wonderful time at the Open House on Saturday! My upline & friend, Marisa, brought her Scor-Pal for us to try. Definitely a must have!! And.... drum roll, please... it would be a great half price item for a hostess. Speaking of hostesses - if you've ever though about holding a FUNshop or Party-in-a-Bag, March is a great month to do it!! In March hostess benefits are doubled!! You could even choose to do a show with a friend and split the hostess benefits. Isn't that fabulous?? You even get double Gift With Purchase stamps when you order. I'm so excited about this. :)
And, one more thing, the Spring Supplement is online and it is wonderful. I love so many of the sets - and - another candidate for my half-price hostess item - we have the Crop-o-Dile II! It's a larger version that has a reach of 6". This is on my wish list for sure.
Have any questions about The Angel Company?? Let me know. I'll be happy to answer your questions or send you out my newsletter!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Are you coming to my open house tomorrow?? I'm almost ready... just have to make some brownies and muffins. Mmmmmm!! :) I was going to alter a frappe bottle tomorrow - but I decided to save that for class next month and make this cute little tin that I found at OfficeMax instead. Too cute! I used my Amberley Grace cardstock from TAC and the Pals set again. I love that little puppy, and he fits perfectly into my 1 1/4" punch. I'm almost out of this set of 12x12 patterned cardstock. It's SO pretty that I think I'll be getting more soon!!
Let me know if you can make it!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
For those of you interested in my monthly card kits, I should have the information and sample picture up early next week, so be sure to check back or comment here with your email so I can send you the particulars when I have it all put together! I'll be doing this month's kit both as a class here in my home, or a "class by mail". I think you'll like it!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tomorrow I get to make a card with the Mother Of PreschoolerS group in Janesville, then Friday I'll get ready for my Open House on Saturday. We'll be making a card and an altered frappe bottle, I'll have treats and TAC specials and all sorts of fun things!! If you're in the area, you're invited! And if you're not, I'll be happy to send you my TAC newsletter and some coupons. Remember, you can order from me even if you live overseas!!
Have a wonderful day!
PS I see that my counter is over 10,000. Yippee!! Time for Blog Candy!! It may be a few days before I get it together, but keep checking! :)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I stamped the hanging monkey from the Monkey Love set (CC Designs) on watercolor paper and used my watercolor crayons to color him in. I punched him out with the Super Jumbo Marvy punch, then punched out a Giga scalloped circle from some retired SU designer paper to mat him with. The dark brown layer is stamped with the Studio G words "hang in there", and the light brown layer is stamped with the new Plaid background from CC Designs and some speckles. "Thinking of You" is a Studio G stamp, as well. My favorite part is the ribbon... for some reason it reminds me of a vine swinging in the breeze... (good imagination, huh??!)
Be sure to stop by tomorrow. I'll have a fun stash challenge to share with you!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I have a few things in my stamping room that I would like to sell to make room for some new goodies. There are 15 SU classic ink pads going for $2.25 each; a Navy craft pad - $2.25; miscellaneous SU tag stamps, background stamps, and word stamps for $1-$2 each; and a set of Hero Arts shadow stamps for $8. I have the NeverEnding Joy set (minus 1 stamp cuz I lost it - $8) and Heartfelt Thanks set ($18) available, as well. Oh - and a few Studio G sets for 50 cents each. I'll probably ship priority flat rate - so $4.60 or $8.90... whichever it would fit in. If you're interested in pictures, please email me this weekend!! I tried to price them for less than they are going for on Ebay to give you a good deal, but I'm going to list whatever is left on Tuesday!
Hope to hear from you!
Friday, February 15, 2008
I made this little ATC for a swap I'm in this month. I love the little puppy from the TAC set Pals. I especially love it cuz it's only $7.95!! Can't beat that!! The words are from the set Everyday Events, which was a must have set for me. I love the fact that it covers any occasion. The paper is from a TAC stack called Kaleidascope Girlz. It's so bright and cheery!!
Hopefully tomorrow I'll be posting some "rummage sale" sets and stamps and ink pads. If you're looking for some good deals, be sure to stop by!! Also, if you'd like to receive my TAC email newsletter and coupons, please email me or leave me a comment. That's another thing on my to-do list for tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Now for the TAC valentine special!! If you place a $100 or more order by noon this Friday, February 15th, you'll not only receive your hostess benefits, but I will send you a free set as well!! I have two sets available to give away, so gather an order or two from a friend and give me a call or drop me an email!! Be sure to check out the February promotions at www.theangelcompany.net , too. There's a great deal on a cardstock collection with an exclusive limited time stamp set, a number of fabulous organizational sets, and the stamp of the month is adorable, as well!! :) Oh - and if you've been thinking about becoming an Angel yourself, this month you get all of the organizational stamps (about $80 worth) free!! Can you tell that I love this company???
Can't wait to hear from you!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I will admit I'm not the world's most creative "out of the box" thinker, but I love how these little animals from CC Designs lend themselves to being many creatures. Penguins can be ducks, lovebirds can be bluebirds or cardinals, pigs can be cows, and monkeys.... can be mice!! LOL
I colored my "mouse" (really the hugging monkey from the Cc Designs Monkey Love set from All That Scraps) grey, and drew a piece of cheese on a scrap of banana cardstock. I colored them both with Prismacolors and OMS and cut them out to mount them. The background cardstock is from the Sands of Time collection by TAC. I even got to use my new Prima daisies and 1 1/4" punch (that I got for about $7.00 at Hobby Lobby's grand opening!!), along with the 1 3/8" and scallop punches from SU.
The card is for my husband, so on the envelope I'll put... To the Big Cheese. If this card inspires you to make an out of the box card, be sure to link me to it. I'd love to see it!!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Good morning, all! Did you have a nice weekend? I did - snow and all. We had friends here that we hadn't seen in months and it was wonderful. Isn't it nice to have friends that you can "pick right up where you left off" with?? So, I decided to make a friendship card with two of my new TAC sets, Everyday Events and Ragdolls, and my Juliette paper. The cardstock is Bazzill and the scallop punch is from SU. I colored with Prismacolors and OMS, and used my watercolor crayons to add the floor and a little color around the "friends".
I have a desk full of stamping to do today... ATC's to make for a swap, samples to make with my TAC things (Yay!!), CC Design stamps to play with, thank yous to make and send. Oh - and a house to get back in order from having company! I'd better go get busy!! :)
Saturday, February 09, 2008
The designer cardstock that I used is from the Juliette collection by TAC. The colors are rich and vibrant in real life. Somehow my camera didn't quite do them justice. They really are mouthwatering!!
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!! :)
Friday, February 08, 2008
"Monkey Love", from the newly renamed Itsie Inkies line from CC Designs, is mounted on thin black EZ mount and comes packaged in a CD case. It will be available - along with three Background stamps (plaid, hearts & dots!!) - tomorrow night at All That Scraps. Check it out!!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Last month, during my blog browsing, I found a wonderful challenge on a few blogs that I frequent... Nancy Grant's in particular. On the 8th of each month these gals were going to post a scripture verse that had meant a lot to them the past month. They were to choose a format to display it, so at the end of the year they would have a remembrance of what the Lord had done in their lives over the past year. I was so glad to take their challenge. What a wonderful way to show you all what is truly the most important thing in my life, my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and the time that I spend in His Word.
Since I've been using the Sidetracked Home Executive Card File this year to help me stay organized, my life is currently on 3x5 cards, so that's the format that I chose. That way I can keep the cards in my box during the year and then scrapbook them at the end of the year.
This year, the "word" that I chose was satisfied. So I chose that theme for my verses as well. I used the set More Abundance from TAC, and my new Amberley Grace cardstock (also TAC) because I love its classy, vintage colors and feel. I have a feeling that cardstock pack will become a staple in my collection. At least until I find a new favorite! :)
My verse is special to me because it is so easy for me to become greedy when I browse around in the stamping world. Greedy of the new sets, new accessories, new papers, Copics, nestabilities, even other people's resumes! Sometimes I forget why I started to papercraft in the first place. To preserve my memories, to be creative and to bless others. How am I doing on the things that really matter??
Now, you may be asking why I posted today, rather than on the 8th.... This was such an important post to me that I wanted to be sure it got top billing. Because tomorrow, if all goes well, I should have the new monkeys from CC Designs to share with you!!! :) In the meantime you can check out the All That Scraps gallery to see some sneak peaks from some of the other Design Team members.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
The cards that I made all use basically the same supplies. White watercolor cardstock, my Brenda Walton K&Co paper, Moss & Banana Cardstock, mini brads, Burnt Umber Palette Ink, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, and my Primas. :) Let me know if you'd like any more details on any of them!
See you tomorrow!