Monday, December 31, 2007

For Bev

While talking to a new friend yesterday, I realized that one of my New Year's resolutions has to be to blog more regularly! Thank you for all your kind words about my blog Bev, this one is for you! Be watching your mail!

Thank you so much to all my blog readers! I appreciate you. Without you, I would be talking to myself. LOL!

I gotta go for now. I am going to try to make a Happy New Year card for my blog. I pray that you will have a blessed, and creative new year!

Supplies Used:
Ocean Buddies
Metallic Staples
Kraft Cardstock
Coral Red 3 Cardstock
VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit
VersaMagic Turquoise Gem
Palette Burnt Umber

Friday, December 28, 2007

PotLuck Holiday Hoopla TOMORROW


I couldn't send you flowers
and candy wouldn't do
and mushy cards just didn't
say the things I want them to.
So I got you something special
and here's the inside scoop
I found you something very rare
it's genuine Cupid poop!

Here is my little shoebox project for tomorrow! It uses a little GWP clam shell box. It's full of red hot candy. What a fun way to put those little useless boxes to good a purpose.
The holiday hoopla begins at 4pm tomorrow. We will have a Potluck dinner and lots of stamping fun.

Tomorrow will also be your very first opportunity to see the brand new Inspiration Book and Catalogue! I will be getting my shipment of catalogs tomorrow. Pack up a shoebox project for 10 and a covered dish and come out for some FUN! Email me at or call to let me know your coming!

ETA: Product used on this sample:
Sweet As Pie (retiring as of 12-28)
Tag Tidbits
Circle Sampler
Coluzzle Cirlce
AND Mega Scallop Circle (new to the Spring/Summer Inspiration Book)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Where Have I Been??

I have been gone WAY too long! I am so sorry. I hope to get my blogging butt in gear right after Christmas. In the meantime here are the sneak peek pics of the December kit! There are going to be 6 cards total. Kit includes both Seasonal Scribbles and Wishing You. It's $35 and you will get enough material to make two of each card AND much more. This kit is all about getting lots of CUTE cards done really fast! It's a busy time of year! Merry Christmas everyone!
Inky Hugs

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Sketch Challenge and November Kit

I was browsing Splitcoast this morning and came across Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try. I love the sketch! Here is my card:
The image and sentiment are from Hello Seasons. I colored the snowman with Copic markers. It is one of my very first attempt using them! I got them a few days ago from Eclectic Paperie. I think I like them, but I am not sure! They are different! They just behave differently. I guess time will tell how I feel about my huge marker investment. Background is embossed in my Big Shot with a cuttlebug embossing folder.

This card is a super simple but striking design from the November Card Kit. Want to make easy cards for Christmas? This is the one for you. Takes just minutes, but the finished product is very elegant! Contact me by email at to order the Novemeber Kit or the supplies for this card! There is still plenty of time to make your Christmas cards...especially one as easy as this!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Another File Folder Book

Here is another office supply file folder album. It is a scrapbook that I will fill with photos from Christmas 2007. This mini album uses a full file folder where as the planner uses only the cover half of a folder.
I have to go finish getting ready for the class so without further chatter here is a list of materials used.
TAC Merry Wishes Stamping Special only available for 10 more days! Don't miss this great limited edition stamp set!
Simply Christmas
May Your Merry
Christmas Checklist
Mini Occasions - A level A hostess set, yours FREE with a $50 purchase
Palette Noir
Palette Sunflower
Palette Chartreuse
Palette Giverny Green
VersaMagic Red Magic

Sunday, November 18, 2007

November Card Kit

The November kit is here! This month features:
and 4 full color idea cards with instructions and measurements!
Get the Kit for $44 with Stickles, already have the stickles then get the kit without for $39

Friday, November 16, 2007

Stamp-a-Stack II Preview

Again, it has been so long since my last update. I am sorry, I have been so sick. I am feeling much better today. It is dedicated 'catch up' day! My husband is home so I keep telling him and the girls, pretend mommy isn't home! LOL!

I made this card as a possible for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack II going on tonight! It features TAC's Vintage Stamp Set Ginger Joy which is just $4.25 with any $30 purchase this month only!
I really like this stamp, TAC doesn't have a lot of larger images but this guy is substantial! He is also super easy to color.
Other products used for this cards include:
Whimsical Greetings
Corner Rounder
Red Stickles
Kraft Cardstock
Apple Green 2 Cardstock
Palette Burnt Umber
Hydra Sponges
PrismaColor Pencils
Ribbon and Jute

Friday, November 9, 2007

File Folder FUN! Rescheduled...

One of the CUTE holiday projects I have planed for the File Folder FUN! class. This is a little holiday planner with check lists, wish lists and cards for making note of your Christmas thoughts.

We will also do a larger accordion Christmas keepsake mini scrapbook. Both projects feature Merry Wishes paper and some great holiday stamp sets.

Since it has been so long since I updated, here is a peek at a little thank you note I made for some great stampers. I am so blessed, thank you so much for your friendship and support. I really do thank heaven for you!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Blessings to YOU!

Just a quick card to share! Abundant blessings to you and yours. Hope you have a relaxing and refreshing Sunday. Enjoy family, friends, worship and maybe take in God's glory while viewing the changing fall foliage!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

hello snow...

...well not yet, but it sure was chilly this morning. I made this card today with paper from the Merry Wishes Soar With It Collection and Perky Penguins. Perky Penguins is a Fall/Winter 2007 catalogue Level B hostess set.

There are stickles on the tree, penguin's hat, and red and green lights. Oh, speaking of the lights...they are not Christmas lights at all. It is a stitched border stamp from Running Stitches. Makes perfect lights, right?!?

I have some great specials to tell you about for November. Like the Merry Wishes paper? Then check out the Merry Stamping Special only available until November 30th. You will get a pack of Merry Wishes Soar With It Collection paper and this great stamp set for just $29.95, its a $39.90 retail value!
More good news! The Angel Company announced that the CELEBRATION will continue through November! Now through the end of the month there will be double hostess freebies, Like Perky Penguins, double 1/2 price items, double Gift With Purchase stamps, AND $50 FREE stamp bonus for New TAC demonstrators! November is a great time to get your wings! Join my team this month for the biggest/best starter kit possible!

To celebrate CELEBRATION I am going to have a Hostess Split party! Saturday after Thanksgiving relax with some fun projects. Bring your $50 order and your Hostess Split projects are FREE plus get a FREE Level A hostess set, a 1/2 price item of your choice and 3 FREE Gift with Purchase Stamps. Bring two or more friends and have a combined order of $100 and get your Hostess Split projects FREE plus get two FREE Level A hostess sets, two 1/2 price items of your choice, and 6 Gift with Purchase Stamps. Hostess Split times are 10 am and 7pm RSVP by sending me an email
NOT local? No problem! Host a Hostess Split Party in a Bag. I'll send you everything you need to share TAC with your friends including special fun Hostess Split party project!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Weekend Sketch Challenge

Here's a fold I have not done in a long time! It's the z fold! Beate Johns blog challenge is the z fold. I decided to take the weekend challenge and work the z fold into my Masterpiece Card Class. Those of you attending on 11-2 and 11-6 will make this little beauty. Why is it a Masterpiece you ask. Just because it is a little fussy, extra coloring and lots of layers and embellishments. Anyone can do it, it just takes a little extra love.

Supplies used:
My Heart Gives Thanks T2637
Running Stitches T2610
Haystack Palette Ink
Burnt Umber Palette Ink
Brown Cardstock
Matchmakers Wine 2 Cardstock
Matchmakers Periwinkle 2 Cardstock
Ivory Ultrasmooth Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
PrismaColor Pencils
Pop It Dots

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

TAC Featured Artwork!

SO COOL! It's always an honor to be featured on The Angel Company's website or in the marketing and promotional material. Here is a card that I sent to TAC awhile ago. Just last night they added to the website in their featured artwork section. If you want to know more about the products used, just click here. What a great surprise! I really needed a boost.

I have more news for you! Not only did TAC update the featured artwork section of the website last night, they also released our consultant newsletter. This months edition of news and notes contained an AWESOME sale on retiring paper collections.

So sad to see these great Wing It Collections go, but on a happy note they are ONLY $3.50 while supplies last! Get yours while you still can.

We are also saying good-bye to two of our Original Soar With It Collections. Bella Flor and Kaleidoscope Brights are on sale for just $10 while supplies last! Stock up on paper at great prices. We also got our first peek at the final farewell list. Here is a list of retiring stamp sets. Add these lovelies to your collection before it is too late. October is DOUBLE HOSTESS BENEFITS. Treat yourself to FREE and half price items while getting these great sets. All final farewell stamps will be gone for good as of 12-28-07!
Can't do $100 by yourself? Local stampers just need to order $50 and I will give you a FREE Level A hostess set and 1/2 price item of your choice. This offer is good until 10-31-07! Contact me with your order so I can make sure you get your benefits.
Live far and want to take advantage? Get a friend and do a hostess split! Purchase $50 each* and you both get a FREE Level A hostess set and 1/2 off anything in the catalog! Offer is only good til 10-31-07 and you need to email me at to get these benefits!

There is just ONE WEEK LEFT to take advantage of The Angel Company's $50 FREE stamp bonus! Think you would enjoy teaching your family, friends and other crafters like you about The Angel Company? Well join my team! Need more income each month? Need to get out more? Love to stamp and want to be recognized for your creativity? Want LOTS of FREE stamps? THEN JOIN ME! Email or call me for more info about The Angel Company's exciting opportunity!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Snow Friends

Hi Stamping Friends! I told you that I have been CRAZY for KRAFT cardstock lately. Here is another sample! I love coloring on kraft cardstock. The snow friends stamped in Palette Noir and colored full strength, no mineral spirits, with two shades of the same color PrismaColor pencil.
Supplies used to make this cool (pun intended) card:
Coolest Snowman
VersaMagic Cloud White
Palette Burnt Umber
Palette Noir
Coluzzle Nested Oval Template, Knife, Cutting Mat
Kraft Cardstock
PrismaColor Pencils
Pop it Dots

Monday, October 22, 2007

Stamp-a-Stack I Preview

Just a quick post tonight! Then pizza and a movie with the family. Feels like a weekend to me....maybe because this is the first day off I have had in two weeks. Enjoy the sample!
This is just one of the 4 cards we will be making in my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack I class. We will make four each of four card designs for just $25.
I am just CRAZY for KRAFT Cardstock these days!
Materials Used:
Flowers and Holly
Trendy Greetings
Kraft Cardstock
Scarlet Cardstock
Ivory Ultrasmooth Cardstock
Palette Noir
Palette Burnt Umber
Pop-It Dots
PrismaColor Pencils and

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Another Peek at the October Kit

Just a quick post today to say Hello and Happy Harvest! Enjoy your day!
Stamps are The First Thanksgiving and Trendy Greetings.
Inky Hugs

Friday, October 19, 2007

October Promotions, It's NOT TOO LATE!

There are some great promotions going for October, and it is not to late for you to take advantage!

October is Celebration, host a book party or a party in a bag this month and get DOUBLE hostess benefits! Your guests get DOUBLE Gift with Purchase stamps for ever $30 they order!

Stampers purchasing $30 or more in October can also get Stamp of the Month and Vintage Stamp Set at a special discounted rate.

Stamp of the Month: Days Like This, a $7.95 value, just $5.95 in October only.

Vintage Stamp Set: Mini Bold Posey, just $2.95 in October only.

October is Crazy for Color, and I don't mean just the changing leaves! This month you can get an incredible value on our Kaleidoscope Wing It and Soar With It Collection Designer Papers! Get Kaleidoscope Boyz, Kaleidoscope Girlz, Kaleidoscope Brights, and a SUPER COOL Kaleidoscope Wordz Limited Edition Stamp set, a retail value of $44.80, all in one collection for just $34.95. Email me to order yours before October 31st and GET TWO Gift with Purchase selections FREE with your order!

October Card Kit is a HIT!

Here are the samples for the October Card Kit featuring 'First Thanksgiving'. Kits are $32 and include:

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Andrea's Birthday Card

I was so inspired by Jen70 on SCS. She runs the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. LSC134 was Limited Layers, here is a link to the challenge. My LSC134 is a complete CASE of Jen70's card. I can not help it, I was just so inspired by the layout and the Limited Layers! Thanks Jen70!

To the left is Andrea's Birthday Card. I made this card for a Birthday FUNshop. We celebrated Andrea's birthday a week ago Sunday. Lisa hosted the FUNshop in Andrea's honor and invited friends and family to come celebrate. Everyone made this adorable birthday card and then shopped from The Angel Company catalog. Some guests used the opportunity to do easy birthday shopping for Andrea! We had a great time! Do you know a stamping buddy that would love to celebrate her birthday stamping? Contact me and we'll step up a birthday FUNshop in her honor.
For those of you reading that didn't attend Andrea's Birthday FUNshop, don't will get your chance to make this adorable card. It is just one of many cards featured in my Birthday Card Buffet. I still have spots open on both Monday 10-15 and Tuesday 10-16 email me to sign up!

Well, I was so inspired by the LSC134 example that I couldn't stop there. After Andrea's Birthday FUNshop, I stopped at my friend and downline Becky's house. We were talking and she asked if I wanted to try her Hoppy Everthing set. I can not decide if I like this set or not. Don't get me wrong it is ADORABLE, it is the double line art that throws me off. I needed to play with it to decide. Well being still inspired by LSC134, I made this card. After playing with Hoppy Everything, the verdict is in, I LOVE THEM! Once they are colored the double line is not so noticeable. I don't feel like I am seeing double anymore. It is a definite must for me, after all who can resist those sayings...."sorry, i FROGot" what a hoot!

Here is a list of supplies used in these two Limited Layer cards:
Hoppy Everything
Everyday Events
Ribbon Boarders, yes the wide grosgrain is a STAMP, don't worry you are not the only one that was fooled into believing it is real ribbon.
Lilly Anna Cardstock Collection (FROGot)
Kraft Cardstock
Mimi Ribbon Collection (FROG)
Running Stitches, yes the stitching is a stamp, don't worry everyone thinks I pulled out my sewing machine.
Crystal Lacquer, on the fish bowl, it is hard to see in the photo
Black Gelly Roll Glaze, on the frog's eyes, really gives his eyes some life
Palette Inks in Noir, Burnt Umber and Orangerie (FISH) and Noir, Chartreuse, and Belle Rose (FROG)
Pop It Dots
Paisley Background is Oh, How in VersaMark. Oh, How will not be released again by TAC until 2008

Thanks for stopping by today!
Inky Hugs

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fall Supplement is HERE!

Have you seen the Fall Supplement yet? The Angel Company released the Fall Supplement this week. Check it out HERE. These are a few of the samples I made using Retro Christmas and Retro Reindeer. Both sets make me laugh out loud! I am so excited to share these samples with you! Anyone want a free copy of the Fall Supplement? Just email me, I'll send yours right out!

Grandpa Claus?
It's hard to see in the photo, but my stamped Retro Santa has a white puffy beard and Crystal Lacquer on the glasses. Pattern paper is TAC Merry Wishes.

It is hard to see in the picture but the reindeer on this sample has blingy spots. These retro sets are so much fun cuz anything goes, even pink rhinestone spots!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mimi Stamp Club and Oh, How Promotion

The minute I saw this set, I knew I had to have it! Oh, How is a promotional set only available FREE to September hostesses with parties totaling $250 or more. This ROCKIN' promotion is only available for a few more weeks. Schedule one of my only two available dates (September 28th or September 29th) for your FUNshop, or contact me about taking my party in a bag. Once September is gone so is Oh, How. And like September, Oh, How will not return until 2008! Below you will find more information about the Oh, How We Love Our Hostesses promotion.
Oh, and September Stamp Club girls, this is another sneak peek at the projects we will be making on the 25th! See ya then!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Remember September Papercrafting Kits

I am so excited about the TAC Remember September Papercrafting Kits. You have your choice of either Mimi OR Lilly Anna. Mimi is pictured to the left, see below for Lilly Anna. The kits are packed with a Soar With It Pattern Paper Collection, Matching Ribbon, Cardstock, Hardware and a special limited edition stamp set (pictured). The kits are just packed and cost just $24.95. I am having so much fun with Mimi. Here is a cutie patootie card I made with the kit for my Mimi Stamp Club Class on September 25. Class is full so if you want to create this adorable card and didn't get into the class order the Mimi Kit and I will throw in instructions and measurements to complete this little beauty.

These great kits and ADORABLE stamps are only available through the month of September so you need to act quick!

Here is a view of my Mimi Remember September Card Closed. I also need to put a picture of it open for you. I just love this clever little fold and closure. This made with the fold on the bottom and the card opens at the top. It is held closed with a thumb notch cut in the back of the card. See the daisy at the top, above the cuties head? That is the notch that holds the card closed. Cool Huh?

Here is the open view. I just love this fold!

I promised above that I would show you a picture of the Lilly Anna Papercrafting Kit too. Well here it is. It's a beauty too! It also comes with a Soar With It Pattern Paper Collection, Matching Ribbon, Cardstock, Hardware and a special limited edition stamp set (pictured) and is also $24.95.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Delicious Autumn

Another Delicious Autumn, Speckle Background and Simply Spooky sample for my September Card Kit! I just can not resist posting these samples. Fall is my favorite season and today I have perfect fall weather! The sky is crisp, clear blue and the grass and plants are a perfect green contrast. It is cool and smells like the leaves are about to turn. My neighbor is growing pumpkins. I look out my back door and see orange dotting his back garden. I love it! Is there anything cuter then a pumpkin? Well, maybe candy corn! Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the beautiful fall moments.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cup of Tea October Stamp Club Preview

I thought I would share a sneak peek at my October Stamp Club with you today. This paper bag card happens to double as a little gifty. Inside is a tag that holds a individual pack of my favorite Chi Tea. We will make this fun paper bag card, another little tea gifty and two cards on October 23rd. There are only stamp sets available for 4 students so sign up early. Class is $18 and you get the stamp set 'Cup of Tea' included with your class fee. Email or call me to reserve your spot! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

September Card Kit is HERE!

I am so excited about this month's card kit! I am featuring BOTH Delicious Autumn and Speckle Background. Besides TWO stamp 'sets', this months kit is PACKED with great embellishments, cardstock, Wing It papers, ribbons, and BONUS idea cards and instructions. I loved playing with this kit so much I just couldn't stop at four idea cards. This months kit has seven project ideas with instructions!

Kit includes:
Delicious Autumn
Speckle Background
Black Button Assortment (w/ polka dot AND glitter buttons)
Pewter Metallic Mini Brad Assortment
Orange Peel Stickles
Simply Spooky Wing It Collection Pattern Papers
Lots of Beautiful Ribbon and Fiber
Harvest Orange Textured cardstock, Green Metallic Cardstock, acetate and MORE
SEVEN full color idea cards with instructions and measurements!
Kit is $49. Check my blog for more photos of projects included in the kit!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Mini Album in a Lunch Tin AND September Kit Preview

Just one spot left in my Keepsake Album and Lunch Tin Class on September 11 at 6:30. Please email me at if you are interested in attending! Class was inspired by this album and tin. I am ordering supplies today! Contact me right away if you are interested in the last available spot. The Holidays are coming and this little album would make a great gift for a special aunt, grandma, or girlfriend!

One last thing for today. Here is a preview of my September Card Kit! I just love this set! Stay tuned to my blog for more details. Enjoy the preview.