Thursday, January 31, 2008

Peppermint Patty Valentine

It's red and pink and white, cliche Valentine colors! I couldn't resist. I happened to stumble on a few cute peppermint patty ideas on SCS and had to make these babies! Thanks to my friend Sarah Moore for hooking me up with the AWESOME SU! scallop punch. If you want one, contact her (there is an email link on her blog). She will be able to help you, I am sure.
Are you coming to my project buffet and Open House tomorrow? If so, you can make one of these little treats to take home with you! Just $3 on the buffet!
I so gotta go! So much to do for tomorrow. I don't know how I am going to get it all done.
Supplies Used for this project:
SU! Scallop Circle Punch (it's the perfect size)
Misc. Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Coluzzle Circle Template
1 Inch Circle Punch
Sweet Sayings
For All Seasons
Sukura Stardust Pen
Scalloped Scissors
Pink 2 Cardstock

Monday, January 28, 2008

By Request, More Hoppy Everything...

I don't usually share all the card designs from any kit, but I have had lots of requests to see more. I know some of you are still trying to decide on this months kit. Are these enticing? Here are 2 more designs from January's Hoppy Everything kit. The kit this month is $46 and features Hoppy Everything. More info, including kit contents and suggested additions can be found here. It's not to late to get this great springy kit, just email me at and let me know you want one! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Candles to Match The Salts

While on a shopping trip to find storage solutions to better organize my crafting space, I found these great candle cups and candles. The are very unique in size, I think. They are round and about 3 inches wide, but only about 1 inch tall. I just love them and thought they were perfect for a Valentine class so I bought several sets. The glass candle cups come in a clear cylinder container. I bought the strawberry candles and took them out of the metal tins that they are poured in to mold. I then put the candles in the glass cups. Darkest shade to lightest, I stacked the cups back in the cylinder. I tied them off with pretty satin ribbon and a large manila shipping tag. This is yet another project that will be available on my Open House Project Buffet. Are you coming? If so, email me!
Supplies Used to Make This Project:
Satin Ribbons
Self Adhesive Pink Crystal
Brown Scrappers Floss
Swirly Gigs
Love Doodles
With All My Heart GWP
VersaMagic Pink Petunia and Jumbo Java
Scallop Scissors
Circle Coluzzle
1/16 inch circle hole punch

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I made my own bath salts...

They are rose thyme scented and oh, so romantic! I have always wanted to to make bath products; soap, lotions, salts. I decided to start with salts, because they seem to be easiest. I am going to offer this great project, including make your own salts, at my project buffet on February 1st. Wanna try making your own bath salts, then RSVP by email and let me know you are coming!
Supplies Used on This Project:
Medium Shipping Tag
Satin Ribbons
Pink Self Adhesive Crystal
Love Doodles
Needed Numbers
Swoops and Swirls (a Level A hostess set)
Brown Scrappers Floss
Scallop Scissors
1/16 Hole Punch
VersaMagic Jumbo Java, Pink Petunia, and Pixie Dust
Coluzzle Circle

Monday, January 21, 2008

Shadowbox Tags on the Project/Card Buffet

These adorable shadow box tags are inspired by Heather Scott. At Escape in San Antonio she had a set of these babies clipped to her Totally Cool Tote 2!
Made from the lids of the little GWP clamshells, what a great way to mark your bag! With these personalized tags clipped to your bag it is unlikely that someone will accidentally grab your tote instead of theirs. Think of all the other fun uses for these little cuties! Tied to a mini album, clipped to a memory purse, or what a FUN zipper pull! If you don't want to clip them somewhere, you could add two or three more tags to the binder ring. Then add photos and more Juliette paper to the backs and you would have an ADORABLE and UNIQUE mini album! These sweet tags are just one of the projects you will find on my card and project buffet on February 1st. Make one for $3 and each additional tag clipped to the same ring for just $2 more.
Products Used to Make These Cutie Patootie Tags:
GWP clamshell lids

Friday, January 18, 2008

Birthday Cards with kids!

I mentioned in my last post that I am teaching a mini course at Desi's school tonight. We are making birthday cards. Here are the other two that we are going to make tonight. The third card is in my last post here if you missed it. Never know, these just might make an appearance on my project buffet on 2-1-08. Gotta go cut the kits so with out further blah, blah here are the supplies used to create these cards:
Party Your Little Heart Out:
misc ribbon
light blue cardstock from my friend Gayle
Party Time
Happy Celebration
Palette Burnt Umber
VersaMagic Jumbo Java
PrismaColor Pencils

HB happy birthday:
Ribbon from May Arts
misc Cardstock
PaperShapers flower punch and 1/4" hole punch
VersaMagic Midnight Black
Wild For You
That AWESOME HB happy birthday stamp is a one of the BRAND NEW Gift With Purchase stamps. Great isn't it.

Gotta dash, thanks for reading!
Inky Hugs

Thursday, January 17, 2008

One More...Stamp of the Month

Tomorrow I am teaching a mini course at Desi's school. We are making birthday cards. This is one of the 3 cards I am going to make with the kids. It is a sweet and simple little card using The Angel Company's Stamp of the Month for January. Stamp of the month is a retail value of $7.95, but this month only, with a $30 purchase, get Stamp of the Month for just $5.95. If you are ordering the January Kit, don't forget to add Stamp of the Month, it's a whimsical all occasion set for a great price.

Supplies used to make this card:
Stamp of the Month
Wishing You
Gentle Beginnings Designer Collection
Lilly Anna Cardstock Collection
Brown Cardstock
Scallop Scissors
Sukura Glaze Pen
Coluzzle Circle

Inspired by Sandy Gordon and my twist on an Escape project:

Here is the last peek at January's card kit projects. I don't like to give all the surprises away! There are more cards included, but I just had to share this one. If you look close at the frog on the pink 'toadstool' you will see that she is a girl. After all look at those long luscious lashes! This card was inspired by a cutie card that my friend, and fellow Angel , Sandy Gordon made. Thanks so much for the inspiration Sandy!
The January Kit is $46 and includes:
Hoppy Everything
Lilly Anna Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Lilly Anna Ribbon Collection
Lilly Anna Hardware
A GWP of your choice
Full color idea cards with measurements and instructions.
Items that you might want to add to the kit include:
Ribbon Borders
Sukura Glaze Pens
Sukura Souffle Pens
Mini Round Tab Punch
Mega and Giga Scallop Circle Punches

Last weekend was TAC's leadership/winter retreat. This year it was called Escape. I had a great time and really did Escape to relax and be revived. I spent the weekend with some Angels very near and dear to my heart! Hi Kimberly, Leslie, Awna, and Avis! I miss you all muchly!

One of my very favorite parts of the weekend was doing the make and takes with Kimberly. She and I decided we are sister stampers. We went from table to table together stamping our own twist on all the projects. We started out at first side by side making the same modifications, inking edges or adding foam tape for pop. After a few tables we got seperated. Well, we were at the same table working on the same project, but we were sitting with a few people between us. Because we were no longer side by side, we started making our own modifications to the project. We would then show eachother the finished personalized project. This have FAITH card was one of my favorite projects of the whole weekend! What twist did I put on it to make it my own? Well I inked the edges with VersaMark, stamped the sentiment above the fish, and instead of using the scrap of tan cardstock provided by TAC for the fish, I stamped it on an extra Amberly Grace tag and cut out. This is just one of many uses I learned for all those beautiful tags that come with the paper collections! I never seem to use those babies. I think the Amberly Grace pattern on the fish adds just the right texture and detail.
Supplies Used to create this card quick card:
Something's Fishy
My Spiritual Journey
Fancy Curls
Amberly Grace Soar With It Collection
Winchester Collection Cardstock
Palette Burnt Umber

Thanks for stopping by to read! I gotta get stamping some birthday cards. See you next time.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Back from San Antonio!

I just got back from San Antonio. The Angel Company had a leadership retreat there. I had a blast! Before I left I showed a peek at product included in my January kit. Here are two of the cutie projects included this month! Since this months kit includes one of the BRAND NEW G.W.Ps, I decided to include a bonus Valentine treat box made with the clamshell. Want this months kit? Just email me.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Arranging for Inspiration

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Sneak Peek for January's Card Kit

January's Kit features these great TAC products. The first product to the left is TAC's Lilly Anna Cardstock Assortment. I love these colors for January, they are cool but cheerful. There are plenty of fun Valentine ideas in the kit just in time for the day of love! The featured stamp set for January is Hoppy Everything. It's an adorable set with tons of great uses. Kits are $46 this month. Stay tuned to the blog for more about the kit in the next week or so. Want a kit? email me at

Saturday, January 5, 2008

More Coral Red 3 and Green 2

I am really enjoying Coral Red 3 and Green 2 textured cardstock, especially with the new TAC brown cardstock. The new brown is so deep and rich!
I made this simple note card to send out with the new TAC catalogs. If you would like your own copy of TAC's Spring/Summer 2008 catalog, email me.
There is a little Surkura stardust pen on the flower center, it's hard to see it in the photo.

Recipe for this simple beauty includes:
Coral Red 3 Cardstock
Green 2 Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Scallop Scissors
Pretty Posies
Friendly Note
Palette Burnt Umber
Sukura Stardust Pen
Copic Markers