Sunday, August 30, 2009

Uncle Steve the Chocoholic

Today is Uncle Steve's Birthday. He LOVES Hershey Milk Chocolate. So I made him this, it is a stack of Hershey Bars wrapped in TAC's Just Like Dad Fly With It collection paper. I just tied them all together with some sheer ribbon and attached the tag. The tag is made completely from scraps. I love TAC's Birthday Wishes stamp set. It is a great graphic set that takes well to being stamped on several colors then cut apart just to then be reassembled all mixed up. Other products featured on this project are TAC's Cars stamp set, Jumbo Java Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, and Brown Scrappers Floss.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fairy Tales

Where does the time go?? I can not believe it has been a week since I last blogged. I am so sorry. This week was crazy busy. Both girls are back in school now. Violet is in Kindergarten now. Desi is in 8th grade. I can not wait until my life feels like a routine again, right now it is chaos!

Today I am going to share a couple of cards that I made. I don't know if they will be in future classes or if they are just for fun. I made them for Karen. She wanted more whimsical cards made from the Fairy Tails set in the Serendipity Magazine.

The Cat card features TAC's Tutti Frutti Classic Soar With It Collection Pattern Papers as well as the Jumbo Flower Punch, Cloud Scissors, Crop-a-dile, Tropical Mini Brads, and Palette Noir. The cutie-patootie cat image is colored with PrismaColor Pencils and OMS.
The Crow card features TAC's Toodle Loo Soar With It Collection Paper, Ribbon and Cardstock as well as Pewter Hardware. The crow image is also colored with PrismaColor Pencils and OMS.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Some Cards I Sent This Week

I did Build a Bear for Violet's 5th birthday today and BOY am I tired!

I want to quickly share a couple of cards that I sent this week. I got some great new toys and I just had to play. Don't you just love the Nestability Label 1 die. My monthly stamp club meets at Craft Fancy the second Thursday of the month. I wanted to support the store since they are so welcoming to us so I bought this great set of dies. I also got my hands on some AWESOME Level B hostess sets from The Angel Company. All images except the back ground on the bird card are from Level B hostess sets!

Being an Angel is just more FUN!

Being a TAC hostess is just more FUN too!
Now through September 30th if you host a party with me and TAC you can earn double hostess benefits. Host a party of $250 or more and you can have the stamps I used in these cards FREE! Email me today to schedule your party.

Like the cherry image on this card? Wanna see how I got it multi-colored like that? Check out this YOUTUBE TUTORIAL by Mischelle Smith.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inspiration Avenue

I am so excited! Inspiration Avenue will be here today. I just tracked it on and it is out for delivery. I am stalking the UPS guy!

Our newest magazine features 42 new stamp sets! That is more new rubber than we introduced in the 2009-2010 Catalog and Inspiration Book! I can not wait to relax and enjoy my copy of this awesome publication!

So I bet you want to know how you can get your very own Inspiration Avenue. There are a couple of easy ways for you to get a copy FREE from me. The first way to earn your Inspiration Avenue is to order a Surprise Box from me. You can read more about the SUPER surprise boxes here. The SUPER surprise boxes are going fast so email me today if you want to get your hands on one. I am doing a drawing for a Level D Label Lingo if I can collect an order for 10 boxes. TAC is randomly placing gift certificates in the Surprise Boxes, you could end up with $50 or $100 in T-coded rubber stamps.

Second option for earning a FREE copy of Inspiration Avenue is to come to my Hostess Split Ice Cream Social where everyone is a hostess. More info about my Hostess Split can be found here. If you attend or place a remote hostess order you will get a FREE copy of the magazine in addition to some great hostess benefits.

The last way to earn your copy of Inspiration Avenue for FREE is to host a party with me this fall. Invite a few friends and family. You plus two is a party. I will provide a fun card for us to make. I can come to your house or you can come to mine. There are great hostess benefits and until 9-30 TAC is offering Double The FUN! double hostess benefits. To schedule your party email me today. Double the FUN! dates are filling up fast. I would be happy to do a party in a bag, catalog show or remote hostess for you if you are distant or too busy for a traditional funshop party.

TAC™ Promos

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Card I Sent Last Week

Earlier this month my Aunt treated us to the park admission at Pirates Cove and to lunch after. It was so much fun. I made this card to thank her for her kindness.

I used Linear Sentiments and Build-a-Flower as well as Pewter Hardware, Giga Flower Punch, Cloud Edge Scissors, VersaMagic Cloud White, Palette Landscape Ink, and White Embossing Powder. Both the Cardstock and Ribbon are misc. scraps.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SUPER Surprise Boxes - While They Last!

I just love these boxes! Each box costs $75 and is guaranteed to contain AT LEAST $150 of awesome stamping and scrapping product. To make a SUPER surprise even better, TAC is randomly placing FULL STAMP SETS AND $50 and $100 GIFT CERTIFICATES for T-Coded stamps in some of the boxes!

If I can get enough orders for these, I need 10, before they are all gone I will do a drawing a Label Lingo Level D Hostess stamp set. This Level D stamp set is SCREAMIN' HOT. Everyone wants it. This could be a way for you to get your hands on your very own Level D, Label Lingo!

Just email or call me with your SUPER surprise box order as soon as possible so we can get the order in before they are all gone!

Still not sure you NEED one of these one-of-a-kind boxes? Then check out these photos I found when I googled. Here is a post on Diane's blog showing all the surprise goodness in her box. Here you can see two photos on Julie's blog. Julie got so much goodness she couldn't fit it all in one photo! TAC™ Promos

Everyone's a Hostess Split Ice Cream Social

You're Invited!
Please join me for a Hostess Split Ice Cream Social where everyone is the HOSTESS!
Bring your order of $50 or more and you will receive a Level A Hostess Set, A Gift With Purchase Set from my basket, and any item in the TAC catalog for ½ price. As a special bonus I will be giving all my hostesses the BRAND NEW TAC Fall Magazine "Inspiration Avenue" FREE! The party starts 6:30PM at my house, Tuesday September 15th. Banana Splits will be served!
Please RSVP by phone or email.

So you say you can't make it...Maybe your too far away? No problem. Just call or email me with your order of $50 or more and I will make you a hostess too.
Products used for these cards include:
Spring Dream
Running Stitches
Spunky Sprite Boys
You're Invited - Retired
Artful Objects - Retired SOTM
Tutti Frutti Classic Soar With It Collection
Palette Burnt Umber Ink
Crystal Lacquer
Prisma Glitter
Giga Scallop Square Punch
PrismaColor Pencils and OMS
Misc. Cardstock and Ribbon
Buttons From Elizabeth Embellishment Cube

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Contest Winner and Special

A contest winner! WaHoo! I just love the way TAC is so generous. Every month they have a contest for Angels. The prize is $100 in TAC stamps, papers, and/or SWIC embellishments for each of FIVE categories! I won 'Wedding Wonderful'. You can see the other AWESOME winners here.

Being an Angel is just more FUN!

Do you want to try some of TAC's rewarding contests? Do you want to make a little money doing what you love? Maybe making new friends is what you need. Now is a great time to give TAC a try. Through September 30th you can get your wings for just $50 (plus s&h and tax). Wanna give it a try? Have questions about being an Angel? Call or email me, we can talk about if TAC is right for you. Come on and join my team. If its for fun, friends, finances or the great rewards you will fit right in with TAC and me!
TAC™ Promos

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Loads of Love Class Samples

My Loads of Love class included four 3x3 cards and a cute little wagon to hold them all. As soon as I saw the Funny Farm stamp set I knew I had to work them into a class as soon as possible. Aren't those animals CUTE? I think that they look like they are up to no good. I used Funny Farm, Tag Tidbits, Basic Gift Tags and Bookoo Blessings on this project. The background dots are made with a fresh pencil eraser and VersaMagic ink. The cards and wagon are embellished with awesome felt flowers and buttons from our Ava and Audrey embellishment jars. These cards would make fantastic bag toppers. Fill a bag with your favorite candy or snack and just staple the card to the top of the bag. Thanks for stopping by! For more information about my classes and events email me, I will add you to my mailing list.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cards I Sent This Week

So many of my friends and family have been so good to Gideon. He has been showered with lots of wonderful gifts. I made a bunch of these little notes to send out as thank you cards. It's hard to see, but I used my Scor-Pal to make a lattice pattern on the white card. It gave this simple card some extra special detail. Stamps are from Ordinary Greetings and All Season Swirls. Isn't that sail boat cute! All Season Swirls is a retired Level C hostess set. Being a hostess has great benefits, but right now TAC has double benefits with bonus features! If you are interested in finding out more about how you can earn DOUBLE HOSTESS BENEFITS with BONUS FEATURES email or call me.

The next card I made was a simple thinking of you for a friend. I used Basic Gift Tags, Tag Tidbits and Simply Divine to make this easy but cute card. I think this card looks just like my living room, but I will let the recipient judge for herself. I did the polka dots with a fresh pencil eraser inked in VersaMagic Jumbo Java Ink.

Time for me to fly. The baby is crying, seems that Barfmaster 6000 spit up in bed and has it in his nose and ear and all over his face. Lovely. I have so much to share and so little time...I will try to be back tomorrow with pictures of my Loads of Love class samples.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dad's Birthday Card

Just a quick post tonight. I am in a hurry to get back in the kitchen and stamp. I have so much that I have to stamp AND so much that I want to stamp. I made this card last night for my dad's birthday. I am loving the Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits on Kraft cardstock. They blend like a dream, smooth and easy. Don't those branches look pretty?

Products I used on this card:
Birthday Wishes
Artsy Owls
What a Hoot
Celebrate the Seasons (retired)
Prismacolor Pencils
Kraft Cardstock

I love Birthday Wishes, it is a fast way to make a card finished and interesting while using up all kinds of scraps.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Two Cards I Sent This Week

The first card I sent this week was to a friend that lost her mom. I have never made a sympathy card before. As I was making the card it hit me that if I have never made a sympathy card, then I am not send enough cards! I am going to make an effort to send more of the cards that I make. I might regret making it public on my blog because I always want to send more cards and somehow life seems to always get in the way! To keep me accountable I thought I would have a Saturday morning post each week called "Cards I Sent This Week". We'll see how it goes. The first card I sent uses a set that retired out of the last TAC catalog called Rose Garden and a sentiment from the current set called With Sympathy. The layout was inspired by Heather Scott's Monday sketch challenge. I shifted the layers to the left for more drama, but I am confident you can see the sketch there.

The next card I sent to a friend who was on my mind. She had some surgery and I wanted her to know that I had been thinking about her and praying for her. Don't be surprised if you see this card in my Fast and Fab Five Class in September! Since the card was so fast I thought it would make it even more fabulous by embellishing the inside. After all, I had some time on my hands when I was done with the outside. It's hard to see, on the inside view below, but I pierced a row along the bottom inside the card too. For this card I used the Penelope Soar With It collection papers and cardstock, Bitty Blooms, and Scrappers Floss. The stamps are from Fishy Friends. I LOVE the set. The solid images make it easy to make fast and fab cards! I used my Score-Pal to make the embossed lattice pattern on the card base.

I need to get going now. Max took the day off so we could do Cornfest together today. I can not wait to spend some time with him. I'll be back in a day or two with some more fast and fab cards for you to preview. Thanks for stopping by!