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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Can't read those stamps backwards, huh? Well here is the solution. Index them!

Here is what you need:

A new stamp set
Black StazOn
Kai Scissors

Remove the release paper from the SMOOTH side of the ez mount foam. Lay the rubber plate on the side with release paper still on. Lin up the bottom right corner and cut the stock number off the right corner. This unique cut will help you keep the index as close to were the actual image will be on the flip side. It works as a registration mark.

Lay foam smooth side up and ink the rubber plate with StazOn.

Flip the inked rubber plate over and stamp the rubber plate onto the smooth side of the foam. Be sure to line up that cut that you made in the previous step.

Pull up the plate and clean it.

Peel the release off the sticky side and adhere the plate. Be sure to line up that registration cut.

Cut your stamps as usual. Don't look at the backside! You need to cut looking at the rubber images.

Here are your stamps all cut and trimmed.

And here they are indexed! Much easier to read!
Happy Stamping.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Happy Birthday to Madison!

Here is a simple and quick birthday card. I made it this morning before a bowling birthday party for Desi's friend Madison. I really like the simplicity of it. I am thinking about using it for card buffet on Monday. What do you think?

Stamps are from the Level A hostess set Party Time. All I did for this card was tie some lime satin ribbon on a white card. Then I tied knots of narrow hot pink satin, sheer lime with white dots and sheer hot pink ribbons below the lime satin knot. After all the ribbon was tied on, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner using Palette Noir ink. On a scrap of white cardstock I stamped the balloon in Palette Noir ink. To get the shaded effect I outlined the balloon with Process Pink PrismaColor Pencil and blended the color from the outside to the inside using a blender stump (found in your local art/craft store) and Odorless Mineral Spirits (found in your local Walmart paint/home improvement department). Once my balloon was colored I cut it out with the circle coluzzle that fit best. I then cut a green cardstock circle with the coluzzle circle one size bigger. I adhered the balloon circle to the green circle and mounted it to the card with a pop dot just above the sentiment. Final touch was the glitter around the circles. It is hard to see in the photo, but I took crystal lacquer and put a thin bead of it around the edges of both circles and on the highlight on the balloon. Lastly, I sprinkled UltraFine Prisma Glitter on the crystal lacquer to give the card a little bling.

Oh, one more thing...I love the lime satin ribbon I used on this card. It is 3/8 of an inch wide. It's wider then the Offray satin at JoAnn or Michaels. You know the ones I am talking about, they are like .50 cents for 10 yards and go on sale for 3 or 4 for a dollar. Well, I got this nice wide one on sale, 20 yards for .50 at Hobby Lobby. The satin comes in a ton of great colors and several widths. I like the widest one shown on the card above cuz it is really affordable, but it doesn't look cheep.

Well I am off to go crop with my mom's group. Max, Desi and Violet are watching the premiere of High School Musical 2 tonight. Max is going to tape it for me so I can watch with the girls tomorrow! Yeah!
Happy Stamping and Inky Hugs.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Monday is Card Buffet!

It is time again for the Card Buffet! This time my buffet features new arrival stamp sets and the many uses for the Crop-a-dile multipurpose tool! Come and make as many or as few cards as you want! They are just $1 per card. WOW! Then place your order for all of the beautiful new stamp sets and tools.

These easy cards feature Circle Sampler, Fun-Bet, and Too Much Fun. The blue one was inspired by the arrival of my friend Jill's new baby boy and the pink was inspired by the arrival of Lisa's baby girl! If Jill and Lisa are reading my blog, act surprised when you get your cards in the mail! ;)

For more information about card buffet or to RSVP call or email me. Although, card buffet is an informal event please RSVP if you are planning to stop in so I know how many card kits to cut.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Sharing a Swap Card

Happy Thursday! Here is a little something I did for a pink and brown card swap. The chair is from a great set of all occasion images, with sentiments, called Everyday Events T-2751. Everyday Events is a set of 9 adorable images with sentiments below on the same stamp. If you cut the sentiment separate then you get 18 stamps for just $19.95! It is a must have for any stampers collection! I colored the main image with Aqua Color Crayons. The background is from Swirls and Curls T-2773. I love that long swirly stamp! I was very late for this swap...I hope the other swappers find the card was worth the wait.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

August SOTM and Two To Treasure

Girly Accessories TAC2682 is the August Stamp of the Month. Get this great set for just $4.25 with your purchase of $30. Girly Accessories is only available for purchase until August 31st so email or call me with your order soon!

Want to get the August Stamp of the Month FREE? Sign up as a demonstrator in the month of August and not only will you receive Girly Accessories, but you will also receive 'Two to Treasure"! "Two to Treasure" is Spring Dream TC2688 AND Scripty Bet TD2722 (pictured below) absolutely FREE! With Stamp of the Month, that is a retail value of over $65 in extra freebies! What a great way to kick off your business! Not yet convinced to join my team, well then here are some other things you might like to know.
The Angel Company offers it's demonstrators:

  • 25% commission
  • 30% demonstrator discount
  • Low minimums to remain active, just $100 every 4 months
  • 2% override commission on success line sales with just $300 per month in personal sales
  • Fun and rewarding contests and incentives sponsored by TAC
  • A very attractive starter kit for just $150 (retail value over $300)

Are you curious to know more about The Angel Company? Email me and then check out the Demonstrator Agreement and I will contact you to answer your questions. Our wings truly come in all sizes, let me help you find a plan that is right for you!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Open House Pictures

Thank you to all who came out to my open house! I think a good time was had by all! Here are just two quick pictures, I only got a total of FOUR photos! It was a busy day! For everyone who ordered at the open house your orders are here. Thank you to stampers that placed an order, signed up for a class or booked a party! I truly appreciate your business.
Congratulations to my mystery hostesses Kathy, Kerry, Sharron and Deb! I hope you all enjoy your extra surprise hostess goodies! Be on the look out for door prize winners to be posted here soon. Inky Hugs!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Another August Card Kit Sample!

I just love this paper and these stamps! Here is another August card kit sample. Email or call me with your order. If you don't already own VersaMagic Midnight Black, a heat gun, and clear embossing powder then don't forget to add them on to your kit.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

August Kit is HERE!

August is HOT, HOT, HOT! I just love the combination of TAC's new Cha Cha Soar With It paper collection and black accents! This month you will get Salsa Flowers and TONS of coordinated Cha Cha paper, cardstock, ribbon and hardware! This sassy summer kit is just $28. You will get enough material to complete TWO of each of FOUR sample cards as well as enough extra materials to play with these great new TAC products! As always you will get full color cards with measurements and instructions! If you are interested in the August Kit, email or call me.