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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sneak Peak #4

Hello Baby

This adorable baby frog is from the new TAC set called English Cuties! And oooh are they adorable. I colored him with my Copics and matted it on a scalloped circle with mini 1/16" holes punched in it. The sentiment is from the Savvy Sayings set and hs a lot of useful sentiments. I added crystals and colored them blue with my Copics.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sneak Peek #3

Enjoy the Ride

This card is from the new TAC set called Bug of Fun. There is a VW Bug convertible in this set and a whole bunch of critters to put in the car! It's a fun fun set. I put the dog in the driver's seat. I colored this with Copics and pop-dotted it off of the white rectangle and then also pop dotted the fenders off of the car giving it a wonderfl 3-D effect. I added black gems to the wheels and the sentiment is alsofrom that set.

Enjoy .... more tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sneak Peek #2

Hang in There

This image is from the new set called Wonder and Joy (see entire set below). I colored her with my Copics. I added this sentiment from a retired set (I thought it fit perfectly). I added gems to the bottom and a pink and white striped grosgrain ribbon. I love these new guys .... so much fun to color!

Enjoy ...... more tomorrow .......

Monday, December 28, 2009
Sneak Peek #1

Starting today I will preview new stamp sets from our catalog for the next 7 days. TAC offered the chance for demos to pre-order some of the sets in the new and upcoming Spring Magalogue Serendipity. I made a few projects with these new stamps and I am so excited to share them with you. I can not wait to have the new Spring Magalogue available at the end of January! If you would like to pre-order your copy, please let me know!

Kitty with Cupcake

This image is from 1 of 3 new sets by Mabelle in Serendipity. She is a designer for TAC.

Have you heard that TAC has 2 new designers - one that designs for children's books and one that designs for Disney ... how exciting!!

I loved this kitty when I saw it ... and I normally am not a cat person. I colored him with copics and Stardust Gelly Pen on top of the cupcake. I used circles, scalloped circles, and Labels #3 Nestability to mat the kitty. Have you heard that in the new Serendipity we will be caring Nestabilities!!!! I added a few gems that I colored with my copics to match. The sentiment is also from a new set called Savvy Sentiments. (see below)

Enjoy .... more tomorrow .....

Saturday, December 26, 2009
Last Christmas Cards

Boys Christmas

I know the Holiday is over ... but I wanted to share this last card with you. I love these little guys from the TAC set Holiday Boys. I colored them with copic markers and then mounted them on a scalloped rectangle. I added black grosgrain and this cute patterned paper. The sentiment is from Tag Tidbits.

That's all for Christmas until next year .....

Friday, December 25, 2009
Co-Worker Gifts

I work as a project manager at a contract packager and we package pharmaceuticals for the large Pharma companies. It can be a very challenging and stressful job. But what I can always rely on is my team members at work giving it their all just as I am every day. My success and our company's success is all because of the wonderful team members that I work with every day. I try to show them praise all year round, and at Christmas time, I try to give them a little something too. This year I made these cute little bags of Dove Chocolates for them.
How many you ask .... 50!!! It's a lot, but in these times a little something like this is so nice and goes a long way!


This is made of a 4" x 12" strip (you can make 3 out of a 12"x12" piece of cardstock) and scored with the ScorPal. Then all of the corners were rounded with the Corner Chomper.

A circle is cut out of the front and I put acetate in the window. I punched red metallic circles out for decoration and then stamped the tree from Joy of Christmas TAC stamp set and edged the sides with green ink. I added green stickles to the top star. "Happy Holidays" is from the Everyday Events set and is stamped in white ink and embossed.

The Dove Chocolates (milk and dark chocolate - YUM!) were placed in a bag and threaded through the half circle punched at the top. It was tied with red grosgrain ribbon.

On the back I stamped "created by Chelsea" .... might as well take credit for it right?? And I attached a tag with their name (it helped when passing these out).

This isn't all 50 of them ... but I just loved the look of them all together!

Enjoy .. and spread good cheer! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Acetate Card

Happy Snowflakes

Here is another card from my Christmas Card Open House. The picture does not do this card justice ... but that is because the base is acetate. I stamped Ornamental Snowflakes on a piece of white cardstock in 3 different shades of blue. I added a little bling with the Stardust Gelly pen. This was then matted on a blue cardstock. The sentiment is on the outside of the card and I added a punched snowflake with stickles on it. The inside has another blue scalloped rectangle with white space for you to write your message/sign. It actually only looks hard ... it's such a simple card. Viola!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Simple and Fun!

Glassy Ornaments

This is another card that we made at my recent Christmas Card Open House. It is also very easy and fun. It uses stamps from the Simple Joys and I stamped it with black ink and colored the image with Copics. I then colored over the ornaments with a Versamark pen. After that you add clear embossing powder and heat. The ornaments become "glassy". I then sponged some extra green ink around the edges of the ornaments. Then I stamped the sentiments in plack and added embossing powder to those as well. Matted it on green cardstock and viola! Quick and easy!

Monday, December 21, 2009
Another Christmas Card

Kraft Christmas
This is another card that we made at my recent Christmas Card Open House. It is also very sweet and easy. It uses a stamp from the Joy of Christmas and I stamped it with green ink and sponged the edges. I added stickles to the star on top of the tree. All of the pattern paper comes from TAC's Reese Paper collection. I diecut the frame out with my Nestabilities. The sentiment is from a retired set. All of this was adhered to te Kraft cards and viola! Quick and easy!

Sunday, December 20, 2009
Simple and Easy

Country Christmas

I made this card at my recent Christmas Card Open House. It is very sweet and easy. It uses a stamp from Homespun Holiday and I embossed it with clear embossing powder. That helps when you color the image. It keeps the color "in" the image. For this card I colored it with BIC markers (nothing fancy). I matted the wreath on red and then put it on green gingham paper. Quick and easy!

Monday, December 14, 2009
Another little Toot!

Winter 2010 - Just Cards

I just received another copy of Just Cards in the mail ... so that must mean I was published again. Yes .. to my suprise they put a card in there that I had forgotten that I had submitted. I had taught this card in some of my FunShops and everyone loved it so I thought I'd send it in.

Sweet Birthday Wishes

This card used the cupcake and sentiment from Little Cupcake.

This edition should be out later in January 2010.

Thanks for allowing me to share and toot a little!

Sunday, December 13, 2009
A Card for All Occasions

New Bra Size

My girlfirend this week will be having a boob job. We were joking last week about how she needed to invest in a bunch of new bras. Well to make it a little easier, I got her a $25 gift certificate to Victoria's Secret. How could I give her the gift certificate without a "bra" card to go with it???

This just proves that you can make a card for ANY occaision!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Gift Bags

Santa Mini Bag

I made this cute bag for a "gift bag swap". It utilizes one of my new favorite holiday stamp sets, Vintage Santa. I stamped him in black using Versafine ink. I then punched him out and mounted him on a scalloped circle. I then stamped snowflakes (from the same set) on the red cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on a white strip. All of the pieces were sponged on the edges with black ink. I added a little tag with to and from and a couple more snowflakes. The tage was tied to the bag with scrapper's floss.

Monday, December 07, 2009
Holly Jolly Tags

Looking for a nice, fun, and fast tag for the season?

I die cut this tag with my Sizzix (but you can use your favorite tag die or punch). I used the Holly Jolly set. I sponged the edges with green ink. I stamped the sentiment with red ink along with the holly berries. I stamped the holly leaves in green. I then went over all of the words and leaves with the Stardust Gel pen for some added bling. Tied the red cord through the tag and Viola!!!

This is a great set and it is only $2.95 with any $30 TAC purchase. A Great Value!!!

I am also offering this project as a set on Etsy and it includes everything to make 10 tags and then you will still have the stamps and you can continue to make more tags! A Great offer!

Sunday, December 06, 2009
My Etsy Shop is Open!!!

A lot of my followers have been asking if I would consider selling some of my items on Etsy. Well ... I've finally done it. Follow the side bar to see the current items that I have available or visit my Etsy store at

The items in there today are for stamp kits to make either tags or cards. I recently had these for sale at my Christmas Card Open House and at another Craft Open House. Enjoy and watch for more items soon!
Thursday, December 03, 2009

What's Up

I made this card for a masculine card swap. I seem to have a hard time with masculine cards. Even this robot had a heart on it's stomach that made it more feminine. I punched a small black circle to cover that up.

This robot stamp is from the Robot stamp set by TAC. The gear was made from a scalloped circle punch and the ends clipped off. I colored him with copic markers and added white eyelets to the sentiment block.

What do you think? Masculine? Still thinking it's a little feminine.

Monday, November 30, 2009
Scrapbook Class

I recently taught a "baby scrapbook" class in my home. We had a lot of fun and everyone's book turned out so GREAT! I gave them access to my Cricut, punches, and some basic embellishments. I also had a few stamp sets specific for "babies" for them to use. They all brought their pictures and put their own little personal touch to their creations. I had pink ones for the girls and blue ones for the boys.

My "sample" album was made for my brother and his wife for their daughter Emma.

I used a retired album from TAC for everyone's base book. It was a nice 6 x 6 size and had 20 pages to fill up! For the Cover we used Cricut letters and a Bazzill Ribbon.

For the "mom" I used one of last year's GWPs and also used the mom with the baby from Special Delivery and colored her with Copics. All ink used in the girl albums was Palette Claret or Black Memento. (boys used Beaux Arts Blue). All of the main paper was this pink and white polka dot - easily cut 5 sheets of 12 x 12 down to make the entire book!

Used circle and scalloped circle punches as well as Fiskar's Threading Water punch. The journal circle was from Just a Note and "Little Princess" is from Special Delivery. Added a gem to the dot on the "i"

More punched circles and scallops. Used the Just numbers set that is now retired for the "1 year old" and added more bling. Used Spunky Sprite Girls and colored her with Copics and paper pieced. I cut her out and left off her jump rope. Thought it went perfectly with this picture.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Recently I participated in a calendar swap with some other TAC demonstrators. I love this swap every year and hand the calendar right in my craft room. I signed up for November and April this year. These were my creations:


I used Swirly Gigs for the background and stamped it with Java VersaMagic ink. I used Swirly Bet for "November" and the turkey is from For All Seasons. I colored him with my Copics.


For this one I used Pattern Bet (paper pieced) and No Bunny Like You. I colored the bunnies with my Copics.

I can't believe how fast 2010 is approaching!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Gift Card Holders


Used the new Hostess Level A set mug for this gift card holder (perfect for Starbucks gift cards!!!) I colored it with my copics! I also added some texture by using by scorebugfor the bumps/dashes. The sentiment is from the Coffee Talk set.

Merry Christmas

Used the Joy of Christmas set for the tree and words. Used Swirly Gigs for the edge decor. Added ribbon and a little red stickles and viola!!!

I guess I didn't take pictures of the insides of these, but there is a slit in the inside to slide a gift card into. I found the picture below on another blog to show what it looked like.

Enjoy ... Make a few for those Holiday Gift Cards ... really easy gifts!!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
What have I been up To????

A lot of you have been asking me what I have been up to since I haven't been posting much ... trust me ... A LOT!!!
Besides working my full time job I have taken on some side projects of making invites and announcements for my friends!

Roundin' Up Seth
Made this cute invite with my cricut for the horse coloring him with copics and chalk. I used tan scrapper's floss for the "lasso" and die cut the "2" on my Big Shot. Needless to say the mother of this little guy LOVED these! ... and so did I!!

Sweet Sweet Baby

I made 4-5 samples for my friend to pick from for this announcement. She picked and choosed and mixed and matched her favorite elements to come up with this announcement. The vellum overlay with the pink and brown colors turned out great! Mom also was very very happy with these.

Also hosted a scrapbook class at my house .... with 13 participants!!! It was great! Wait till you see those pics!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Christmas Open House

Just in time for Christmas --- an open house where you can buy many handmade gifts and crafts

I will be there displaying the Angel Company and will have a few pre-made up kits of stamps and ready to put togehter cards and tags.

I will also have a FREE make and take where everyone who attends will make the following card:

Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, November 29, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Jenni Francis' House 1833 S Chatham St Janesville, WI

This open house is open to the public and will hold Creative Memories (scrapbooking items), GiGi's (homeade oils, bath salts, dried flowers, jellies and pickled veggies), The Angel Company (rubber stamps), Avon, The cloth pad store, Art Dropz and Li'Bri. Please join us and do some shopping for yourself or gifts for xmas family and friends! Bring a friend or family member with you! Sign up for the raffle! Hope to see you there!

I will also be donating some stamp sets and supplies to the raffle!

Should be fun .... if you are in the area please try to stop by!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Cover Girl!!!
Never in my wildest dreams would I ever have pictured myself as a "cover girl" .... but now .... I OFFICIALLY AM!!!!

I submitted 3 "humorous" cards to Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine. Those 3 that I submitted ALL made it on the COVER!!!!

I almost fainted when I opened the envelope I saw the first one ... and I screamed ... saw the second and I screamed louder ... saw the third and I could not catch my breath ... seriously!!!! .... I was soooo excited!!!!

All of the above are mine except the one on the top right!
The top left one uses stamps by Gina K ... love her stuff and her cute store! The bottom left uses stamps by TAC - the Funny Farm and Funny Farm Phrases sets. The bottom right uses stamps by Inkadinkado.

Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you!!!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Cute Treat Bag

I'm doing a fun shop today and one of the projects is going to be this cute treat bag.

It looks complicated but it is sooo easy! The paper is cut 4" x 12". It is then scored at 4", 6", and 10" with your scorpal.

All of the corners were folded and rounded with the corner chomper.

On the first panel you cut out a 3 " circle.

Then you back it with a transparency.

Punch a few orange circles out and adhere.

Stamp the spider from Spookalicious on a white punched circle. Stamp it again and popdot his body on the circle. Add it to the treat bag and trim.

Embellish the spider by coloring it with you Stardust Glitter pen.

Stamp words from Spooktacular in white ink and go over the words with the Stardust Glitter pen.

Fold the top of the bag over and punch halfway with a 3/4" circle punch.

Place tootsie rolls in treat bag and feed into top hole. Tie with coordinating ribbon.


Friday, October 09, 2009
Published!!! (again)

A few months back, I was published for the first time ever! Well with those cards I submitted a few everyday cards .... and shockingly .... they too were published!!!
Sorry the scan is a little blurry .... want to see it better? ... pick up the Fall Edition of Just Cards! and look for me on page 83. :)
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Batty ATC!

Of all of the ATCs that I have done lately ... this is my favorite! I used the bat image from Spooktacular. I colored it with Copics and hen cut it out. I pasted it on black cardstock and then stamped the sentiment with white ink. I then matted that on yellow-orange cardstock and then ... the fun began!

I stamped more "bat-heads" and colored them as well. I them pop-dotted them to make them "pop" off the page. Then I took my clear glitter pen and went over the sentiment to make it shine and pop. I made a circle around the outside of the moon with the glitter pen to make it shine. I also colored in the dimples of the moon with the glitter pen too!

I love the glitter pen and I absolutely love this little ATC!!!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Flakey ATC!

Fall from Heaven

Although I am not looking forward to winter and snow ... I love snowmen! This is one of my favorite TAC snowmen (it's now retired). The snow flake in the background is from one of the new PWP (Purchase with Purchase) stamps called Swirly Seasons. I added the sequin snowflake and the sentiment. I sponged blue ink onto the card and then sponged black on the edges.


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Hedgehog Thanks

I love taking images and modifying them for other occasions. This stamp is part of the very cute Hedgehog Halloween set by TAC.

I took off his jack o' lantern and then had him hold a flower. The flower is a paper posie. I kept the stem on and colored it green. I used my ScorPal to add some dimension to the thanks piece and stamped the "thanks" from Tag Tidbits and added a few more paper posies.

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