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Sunday, January 20, 2008
Love is in the Air .....

This weekend I made a few "Love" items.

Endless Love ATC

I made these Endless Love ATCs with Danelle Johnson's clear Love stamps. I used my Marvy Scalloped punch and circle punch. the middle is a heart shaped brad and I added a black and white polka dot grosgrain. I love how simple and plain but elegant that these look!

Tim Holtz Tag

I had so much fun creating these. This was inspired for Tim Holtz's 12 days of Tags that he did before Christmas. Mine uses the Clear Embossing resist technique. I used Tim's Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo. I used Tim's ticket stamp on the tag with Simple Bet alphabet from TAC. I also used Tim's new Grungeboard that I die cut the heart shapes out of. I then colored the grungeboard with gold ink and then smeared them with gold stickles for some extra shine. I used multi-color fibers on the top of the tag. I love how these turned out.

Red & Pink ATC

I whipped these cute little things up today. They are 3D with each new layer having more foam underneath. I used the "love" from Tiny Tidbits Stamp set. The hearts are Sizzix Die cuts. I added the red Grossgrain ribbon ... so very very sweet aren't they!

Saturday, January 12, 2008
My New TAC Stamp Sets are HERE!!!
I have had so much fun this week indexing and mounting all of the new TAC stamps that I ordered from the new Spring /Summer TAC Catalog. My fingers have been blue from all the Blue Stazon ink!

Here are two cards that I literally just whipped up. This is a cool technique that I was inspired by on Nicole Heady's blog.

For this card I used Belle Rose Palette ink on the edges of my tiles. I stamped the hearts with my new set Floral Favorites in L'Amour Red Palette ink. I used my tag punch to punch the tag and stamped the saying from the Truly Blessed set with L'Amour Red. The eyelet is from the Cha Cha Harware collection.

For this card I used Landscape Palette ink on the edges of my tiles. I stamped the flower bunches with my new set Spring Flowers in Landscape Palette ink. I used my tag punch to punch the tag and stamped the saying from the retired Little Tidbits set with Landscape Palette ink.

Moo Cards

Have you ever heard of these? I hadn't but saw some samples and had to try it out. Essentially, it's roughly 1" x 2 3/4". Half the size of a regular business card. It's caught the attention of crafters for several months now.

Basically you stamp, alter, embellish one side of your moo card. On the back, you include pertinent information about yourself as if you were creating a "crafter's business card."

Here are some examples of some really fun moo cards:

I had fun making mine ... it was challenging finding things to fit on the small small canvas.

Enjoy ... make some moo cards today to share with your friends!
Sunday, January 06, 2008

Yesterday was such a fun day! Me and my Shackie friend Kim (hutchink) went up to Madison for the whole day ... Stamp Shopping!!!

We started at Gina K's .... it was great ... we loved her store and she was sooo nice ... we got hugs and Hershey kisses from her as we were leaving. Kim and I bought some of the latest and greatest stamps ... and got a free stamp set for buying three. I also picked up some Primas and Ribbon. Oh ... and we got these really cute hinged tins.

It was then onto Stamping Jazzy Style where the entire store was 20% off and the clearance was an extra 20%. Kim and I both got some Time Holtz stamps and some really cool things in the clearance section!

Then we went next door to the Scrapbooking store .. we looked around ... we were hoping to find Grungeboard (they were sold out) .. so we moved on.

Next it was off to the other side of Madison and the Super Joanns ... Kim had never been in one and it was fun to look through the entire store. I got some great deals and some watercolor paper.

Then it was off to Archivers. We found some great things there too. I got this great Make and Take Kit with great chipboard and flowers.

Here is a picture of all of my loot (most of which was on sale or clearance - except the Gina K stuff ... buy hey it was Gina K):

When we got home we logged onto Splitcoast Stampers where they were having a Gina K revealing party!

Here is a Card that I made for the Split Coast Sketch Challenge #2:

Here was my entry for the Sketch Challenge #1:

It was a great day!! Thanks Kim for going with me!!!


I love ATCs ... once you start making them they are addicting ...

What are ATCs? They are "Artistic Trading Cards" that you can swap with friends. They are 2.5" x 3.5" and they are fun and quick to make!

Here are my latest that I made:

Favorite Color ATC

This was made with the recently retired Love and Joy set from TAC. We were to only use our favorite color and for this I choose purple/lilac. The dragonfly embelly is also purple.

Blue and White ATC

This was made with the not yet released March Stamp of the Month Set from TAC. We were to only use blue and white and for this. I added white brads and blue Primas along with a blue on blue polka dotted grosgrain ribbon.

Blue and White ATC

This was made with a dalmation stamp from Magenta and a polka dotted background stamp (unknown source). We were to only use black and white and for this. I added a black brad and black and white Prima along with a black grosgrain ribbon.

Winter Wonderland ATC

This was made with the TAC's Goodness of God set and the saying is from the Winter Sparkles set. I used my Marvy Scalloped Suare punch on this and added a sheer white ribbon. There are stickles on the snowflakes.

Let it Snow ATC

This was made with the my new Sizzix Die cut. I cute it out of blue and white and then pieced them together. I used the snowflake from the recently retired Bunches of Flakes stamp set. There are stickles on the diecut.

New January Specials from TAC!

Here is this month's Stamp of the Month and Vintage Stamp of the Month:

Here are a few cards that I made with the stamp of the month:

Used A Little Whimsy TAC Paper and colored with Tombow markers. I added Crystal Lacquer to the cherries to make them pop! Yummy!

Used Uptown Girl TAC Paper and colored with Alcohol markers. I added a black and white polka dotted grosgrain ribbon.

Enjoy ... These sets are only available this month (at a Special price!) with any $30 purchase! .. contact me for more details!!

The New Catalog is Here!!!

The new cattys have arrived to my house. If you would like one they are $5 and you will get a $5 coupon to use on your purchase out of the catalog ... thus making them free! If your live outside of the Rockford, IL area I can mail one to you for $4.90.

There are lots of new and fun things in the catty including NEW and FUN stamps! We now carry the ScorePal and the Bind-it-All! Two wonderful tools that every papercrafter NEEDS!

Since it is a new catalog we also have new GWPS (Gifts with Purchase - free with every $30 spent). Here are the ones in this catalog:

Please contact me via email if you would like a 2008 Spring catty today!!!

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