Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Shoebox Swap

I sometimes get together with JoAnn and Arlene to do a shoebox swap. This month I wanted a clean card that featured a new stamp set. This is what I came up with. It is not really complicated, but does a good job featuring the new product TAC has come out with. I used these products to make this card:
TACs The Places You'll Go stamp set T-3351, Color Caboodles Set A Copic Markers F-936 and Set A Cardstock V-350, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink S-1900, VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria Ink S-954, Kraft Cardstock V-244. Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, too bad they don't carry that beautiful 3/8 inch satin any more :( and the clouds are colored with white PrismaColor Pencil.
Inside the cards says, "smell the flowers along the way." I took a picture of the inside, but it was an awful'll just have to imagine it. :p Thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stamp of the Month July

Here is a clean and simple card that features TAC Stamp of the Month for July. Happily Grateful is just $10.95 until July 31st with a $30 purchase. If you love the set get it this month because that is a savings of $5! Other supplies used to make this card include:
More Mimi Soar with It Collection Paper V-855, and Cardstock B311, Copic Color Caboodles Set A F-936, Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper K-414, VersaMark Ink S-1179 and Adirondack Espresso Ink.
If you want to order Stamp of the Month or any other TAC product just email me.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

sc279 Blossoms and Blessings

I just got new rubber on Saturday and it has been burnin' up waiting for me to come play! I started this morning early so I could play before the kids got up. This card was inspired by SplitcoastStampers Sketch Challenge 279. I love this layout and it surprised me! I don't usually do layers that partly overlap each other. It's not a way I naturally think. I am surprised and pleased with the results of the challenge. I used these TAC supplies to complete this card:
Blossoms & Blessings T3371
More Mimi Soar With It Collection Paper V855, Cardstock B311, and Ribbon B211
Scor-Pal F358 and Scor-Bug F361
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink S1900, Copic Color Caboodles Set A F936 and Set F 941.
Any of the supplies used can be ordered by simply emailing me.
Thank you for looking!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hostess Club Card

We make a fun and special card when we get together for hostess club. The card and a template, with directions, then goes into a binder. That way, we have a sample and easy directions on how to make that type of card again in the future. This month we will make a shutter card. This card features TAC Hip Hop Fly With It Collection pattern paper, our brand new Copic Caboodles marker collections, and stamps from TAC's Wonder and Joy, Ordinary Greetings, and Bug of Fun.

I have included three views of my shutter card. The first is the card open completely. Isn't the shutter card a nice way to show off great pattern paper?

The second view is the card standing, closed from the front. The shutter folds completely flat and fits in a standard A2 envelope.

The third and last view is a close up on the main image. I colored this adorable boy with TAC's new Copic Color Caboodles markers. I love the new sets that TAC and Copic have teamed up to bring you! I usedColor Caboodles C for the jeans, hat, shirt, hair and bucket. I love the olive greens for the grass, they came from Color Caboodle F. Set A has shades of skin tones that I used to color the face, arms, knee and toes. Notice the jeans, grass and hat. The Copic Color Caboodles come with three shades of four different colors. They are the first Copic sets to include blendable shades of single colors. You need these blendable shades to get the effect you see here.

If you want to know more about the AWESOME new Color Caboodles OR if you are interested in a Color Caboodles Hostess Club, email me or stop in at my Open House on July 24th between 10 am and 1 pm. I will have all the great sets of Color Caboodles available for you to see in person! Want to know one more great thing about the Color Caboodles? There is yummy coordinating card stock available too! YUP! That's right. TAC continues to spend their time to save ours! Making cards just got so much easier!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I saw the most beautiful butterfly in my garden yesterday. God makes the coolest stuff!
I have been planning and stamping class samples for my Totally Cards Tuesday class series. I want to have all my TCT card samples done for my Open House on July 24th. Here are two cards we will be making in my up coming So Long Summer class. Aren't those butterfly images beautiful?
The first card features Miss Moxie Soar With It Collection Designer Paper and cardstock and TAC's Trendy Greetings and Want to Fly Stamp Sets.
The second card features TAC's True beauty embossed with silver then colored with Copic markers from TAC's New Color Caboodles. The sentiment is from TAC's Thinking of You. The blue background is stamped with TAC's Victorian Elements with Palette Seascape ink. It's hard to see in the photo, but really it's a nice touch in real life.
If you want to make these cards PLUS two more, then email me to sign up for Totally Cards Tuesday in August. Here is more information about the Totally Cards Tuesday series:
Totally Cards Tuesday is the second Tuesday of every month. On Totally Cards Tuesday we will make 4 cards for $15. By request, I am offering additional cards for $2.50 each or $10 for a complete second set. Let's see how it works out. If you want to make more than one of any design, just let me know and I will cut extras for you.
The Themes for Totally Cards Tuesday are as follows:
July - Vintage Chic
August - So Long Summer
September - Spookalicious
October - Coffee For Me
November - White Christmas
December - Elegant and Inspirational

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Lower Prices!

I know, it's a little creepy...but cute too! I had to make an irreverent card for a swap I do every month. The sentiment might be kind of hard to read on your screen. It says 'What part of princess don't you understand?' I just love that's irreverent right?

Stamps are all retired. Sorry sucka! <--- Just practicing for the irreverent swap! ;)

However, that delicious background paper is not only still available, though me your friendly neighborhood Angel, BUT now it is at a NEW LOWER PRICE! You heard that right! Uptown Girl used to setcha back $6.95 for 36 8x8 sheets, but now it's just $5.95 for the same glorious 36 sheets. Want some? Just email me to order!