Monday, August 16, 2010

Elegant and Inspirational Totally Cards Tuesday

Here are two cards we will be making in my December Totally Cards Tuesday. I am going to feature two beautiful inspirational sets from TAC's most recent Serendipity Magazine. The anchor card features images and sentiments from Anchor to My Soul and the bird card features image and sentiment from Little Bird. Both stamps sets are beautiful and up lifting. I thought that they would make the perfect class. So that is the inspirational part now on to the elegant part...see the blue pattern paper on the bird card and the kraft and olive pattern paper on the anchor card? The patterns on these cards are stamped with TAC's Victorian Elements. I used Palette Prussian Blue on white for the bird and Palette Landscape stamped second generation on Kraft for the anchor card. Doesn't it make pretty pattern paper? Other supplies used to make these cards include TAC's Scarlet Cardstock, SU! Old Olive Cardstock, Blue Cardstock is from my stash, I think it was Hobby Lobby, I used Copic Markers from Caboodles sets A, F and C, Deckle Scissors and Nestie Labels Four Die, Paper Piercer and Ribbon from Bazzill. One other neat thing before I go get back to work...see the mini brads on the anchor card? They were an ugly shade of grey...I colored them with two coats of my darkest red Copic and now they match the card perfect! It's a great way to get your money-worth out of your Copic investment!
Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

All things that make Halloween great...

We are not a big Halloween family. I don't allow anything dark or creepy. Costumes need to be something of the natural world and they must keep my children's modesty. We don't do a lot for the actual holiday other than get together with cousins and go around the neighborhood to visit Aunts and Uncles, Grandmas and Grandpas and we scout for other cousins out doing the same thing...See, my mom is one of 10 siblings and 8 of them live in the same town! Now that my generation is growing up, getting married and having children of our own, we too are settling down in the same town. Before long we'll have taken the whole thing over! I like the American cultural aspects of Halloween and we try very hard to make family and fun our focus. Giggles, grins, pumpkins, costumes, treats, candy apples, that's why I just love the "All things that make Halloween great" stamp from TAC's Glitter Goblins stamp set. This card is one we are doing in September's Totally Cards Tuesday. Other supplies used to make this card include TAC's Spookalicious, TAC's Miss Moxie Soar With It collection pattern paper and cardstock, Copic Color Caboodles Markers from Set C and D, Tuxedo Black Ink, Marvy Scallop Mega Circle Punch, SU! Corner Punch, Orange Mini Brads and Offray Black and White Gingham Ribbon.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stampin' With My Team in INDY!!

Here we are in INDY stamping and talking TAC! I took a little road trip to visit, train, encourage and stamp with my downline. Here you can see us having some fun stamping earlier today.
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Beside having fun with paper and rubber, we talked business too! One of my downline, Darcy, wants to see how to add fliers on to the blog are some specials that are going on right now. Don't miss them!
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TAC™ Promotions
Lastly, don't forget Stamp of the Month! In the picture above, we were making a CUTE little treat bag with August stamp of the Month, Delightfully Spooky! You can save $5 on Delightfully Spooky in the month of August.
Here is a picture of the treat bag we made. The dog is from Delightfully Spooky. Other supplies used to create this great bag include, Copic Color Caboodles Cardstock and Markers Set D, as well as Markers from Set F. Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, grey felt cut with DieNamics Cloud die from MFT. Punch for sentiment is an Oldie but goodie Retro Word Windows from Marvy. Ribbon is Bazzill, I got it in the $1.99 spot at Archivers a year or more ago.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing some of our team time!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spookalicious Totally Cards Tuesday

I have been doing a little stamping and it's so much fun! My Totally Cards Tuesday classes are all lined up to the end of the year, so I figure I need some cards to teach. I am not a huge Halloween lover, but I did fall in love with the art in TAC's Spookalicious. This little owl is from the set. The sentiment is from a new level a hostess set from The Angel Company. September Totally Cards Tuesday will feature cards made with Spookalicious.
Other supplies used to make this card include:
TACs Brown and Kraft Cardstock as well as Miss Moxie Cardstock. Miss Moxie SWIC pattern paper. The circle stamp is from Glitter Gobblins. I used another SU! edge punch and corner punch on this card. The ribbon is Offray, not sure where I got it. The owl and circle are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and the sentiment is stamped in Rich Cocoa. I colored the little owl with Copics from TAC's new Color Caboodles, I believe the browns are from set G and the yellows are from set C.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Wedding Card

I made this card for my mom. She had a wedding to go to yesterday. I took my inspiration from the invitation and used TAC's Growing Love, retired, and Trendy Greetings T2144. I colored the bride and flowers with my Copic Caboodles Markers from Set E, A and G PLUS B0000 and C00. That awesome scallop border punch is SU! Thanks, Shar! ;) I used the corner punch for the first time on this card. I was intimidated by it, but it was a cinch and made this card more frilly and pretty.
Other supplies used to make this card include:
Bazzill Button
Kaiser Crystal Self Adhesive Gems
Score-Pal for the embossed layer
Paper Piercer
The gray cardstock is metallic, it's hard to tell in the picture. I have no idea who makes it. I got it from Xpedx when there was a store local.
Sheer gray ribbon.
Foam Adhesive from Confessions of a Ribbon
I am also using and LOVING my Scotch ATG. TAC has the ATG in the newest Catalog and Inspiration Book. They are 100% worth it, especially for $39.98 as a hostess 1/2 price item!

Wanna host a catalog party or girls night out and score your ATG for just $39.98? Just email me and we can make plans!