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Monday, November 29, 2010
Blog Winners!!!

Thanks to everyone for commenting on my blog this past week. I put all the names in a hat and drew them .....

Congrats to Glittered Paws (Shirley H.) and Spartymom (Kim S.) for winning a set of all seven of the projects from my open house and the full complete instructions.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Holiday Open House

So today's the big day .. my Holiday Open House ... all the cardstock is cut, stamps laid out, Christmas decorations up, and Christmas music playing in the background ...........

These are all of the projects!
Attendees can make all of these for $10 or FREE with a $30 purchase.

I wish all of my blog friends could be here ... (it's going to be my best one yet) .... I love love love my projects that we are doing today.

Since you guys can't be here :( I have decided to give away 2 sets of the projects plus 2 sets of the instructions to all of the projects .... all you need to do is comment on this post. Even you lurkers should comment!!! I am drawing the winner tonight!!!

The thing that I love about my open houses is that they are self-paced. People move throughout my 1st floor making the projects at the different stations. I have directions made up at each station and they are put in a frame.

Some stations you sit ... some stations you stand.

I walk around helping people, answer any questions, and help people with their orders.

Should be a VERY fun event!


Saturday, November 27, 2010
Dotted Holiday

Happy Holidays

Here is another card from my Holiday Open House (which is tomorrow!)

For this card I stamped the GWP Dots from the Fall Supplement 4 times in green and 4 times in red and punched them out with a square punch. I sponged the edges of each one. Do you know that right now you can get this GWP or our PWPs (2 of them) FREE with and $30 order!!!

I arranged them on a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" black square.

Then I stamped the Fabulous Frame and sentiment from Thinking of You. I then cut out with Labels 1 nestability and then inked the edges. I mounted that on a larger nestability and then pop-dotted it up off the background. I mounted the whole thing on a 5" x 5" white base and added the black gems.


and remember all of you followers and lurkers ... if you wnat to win the direstions to all 7 of my projects and samples of them you must leave a comment and your name will go into the drawing ... the more posts you comment on the better your chances!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday ...

So you have bought the presents ... now you need to wrap them UP!!!

How about a cute tag to add to that gift??

For this tag I used Jingle Jolly and colored it with my copic markers. I used Winter Tags for the To/From. I added a satin red ribbon and tied it with brown scrapper's floss.

I sponged all of the edges with Palette Cognac.


This tag is one of my projects at my Open House on Sunday ... if you are local to Rockford, IL come on over and play ... if not leave a comment on this post and you could win a set of all of my projects with instruction sheets! Come on all of you Lurkers!!! Leave a Comment!

Thursday, November 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving - Funny Video!

I was hoping to post something today, but I ran out of time with preparing dinner and all that goes with that.
My dinner turned out great and we will have leftovers all weekend! Yea!
Today I am thankful that I was able to control my bird and I did not wind up like the lady above! I hope all of my blog followers and lurkers have/had a great Thanksgiving too!
and don't forget to comment to continue to be placed in my drawing on Sunday! The more posts that you comment on the better your chances are!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Merry Mice

Chris-Mice that is

I love all of the mice in the new Havin' A Ball set. I stamped this little guy and colored him with copics. I added the sentiment also from that set which I pop-dotted. I added a ribbon and button and viola!!!


Once agian make sure you comment so that you can be entered to win on Sunday .... trust me you will love the prizes!!! Come on all of you lurkers!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
What I am thankful for ...

My Blog Followers and Lurkers!!!
Recently I looked at my counter and it was 23,000 something. I thought ... I should do something when I hit 25,000 .... well in little to no time (thanks to you) ... I have hit 25,000!
So in honor of this I am going to do a give away!
It's a little different ... it's not blog candy ... and it would be great for either my TAC Demo friends, or my customers, or anyone who loves to stamp/craft!
I am having my annual Christmas Open House on Sunday 11/28 and I have 7 AWESOME projects for my customers to make .... If you leave me comments on any post today through Sunday your name will go into a drawing for the real samples of all of my cards/projects from my open house and the full color directions on how to make them! ... Enter every day for increased chances of winning :)
Lurkers (you know who you are) will not win .. you must leave a comment with your name :)
More on these projects later this week ... but for now ... here is a thank you card!

you know whoo

This card is made from the SOTM "Oh Happy Day" - which makes me chuckle every time I think of it! I colored him with copics. I added the sentiment and viola ... simple, easy, and cute! I recently had to make 16 of these for my stamp clubs orders.

It must be my customer service skills, but I love to give all of my customers a handmade thank you card with their order .. and this was the recent batch that I made.

Thanks again for stopping by and being loyal followers!!! I love you all and I especially love your comments (hint hint) :)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Tag You're It

Paper Wings is a great community site devoted to The Angel Company.
Today they are sponsoring a blog hop called Tag You're It and the idea is to use a tag or make a tag and have it be the focal part of your creation.

Peace, Love, Joy

For my card I wanted to use 2 "tag" sets by The Angel Company ... so I choose to use Winter Tags and Tag Tidbits.

I colored the reindeers with my copics and added an eyelet and metallic string to each one. I pop-dotted them on the card and added "peace, love, joy".

I then randomly stamped "peace, love, joy" on the white strip and added more of the metallic string.

Did you notice the background paper? It is called Robyn and it's a new download available now at The Angel Company ... and the best part ... it's FREE

Thanks for stopping by ... Please visit the others in this hop below ...
Saturday, November 20, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes


I love this snowman in TAC's set called Jingle Jolly! I colored him with my copics and then came up with this great layout to accompany him!

I ran the white cardstock through my Sizzix and the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder. The large snowflake is a Sizzix die. I cut the snowflake out of white card stock and then a sponged it with Reflection Blue Palette ink.

I added the sentiment from Cuddly Christmas and the button.

Was a simple, easy, and cute card to create!

I am entering him today on the One Stop Craft Challenge blog where they challenged people to post snowpeople cards. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a sucker for a cute snowman and a cute snowman card --- so this was right up my alley!



Clear on Clear Embossing

A few months back I participated in a technique swap with 68 or so other angels. We each had to choose a technique and then made 68 card fronts using that technique. We got full instructions how each technique was done and I have organized mine all in a binder. It was truly a wonderful swap and I can't wait to try out all of the techniques!!!

For my Technique I chose Clear on Clear Embossing ... I used kraft card stock and used Blossoms and Blessings for the stamped images. I used Versamark ink with clear embossing powder. I left an area free for the sentiment and I punched holes and threaded scrappers floss through. I used the ScorPal to make lines and then matted everything on black cardstock.

Friday, November 19, 2010
Happy Birthday Dad!


Today is my Dad's birthday ... Happy Birthday Dad! It's been a rough roller coaster of a year for him health wise and he always likes a card that makes him laugh.

The problem for me is that I like to make cards, but I am not very good at masculine cards and also not very good at funny cards ... so marrying the 2 ... UGH!

So I used Laugh Lines in this card ... front and inside. I also used my Fabulous Frames set. I made the "report" and pop-dotted it in the frame.

Here was the inside of the card.

Sure hope he likes it and gets a laugh!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

You're Angelic!

Angel Kitty

I loved this new angel from the moment that I saw her in the new Fall Supplement. It's from the set Fibi & Lili Christmas as well as the sentiment. It is a Mabelle R.O. original. I love her!

I colored the image with my copics. I put the cat in this nestability and then mounted it on another nestie! I added ribbon and pop-dotted the sentiment.

I am totally getting ready for the Holiday!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Havin' A Ball

With Gumballs

Last weekend for my stamp club we made these gumball holders. This set and this sentiment is just PERFECT for gumballs! The set is called Havin' A Ball.

We colored him with copics and mounted him on a scalloped circle ..... both of which we punched. The bags are from Clear Bags ... they are 1 x 8 and hold 13 gumballs. They also could hold M&Ms, gum drops, Reese's pieces, almond joy pieces ... or just about anything else small that you can think of!

My stamp club just loved them ... thought of all kinds of fun things to do with them and we placed an order of 1,600 of them for everyone!

Hope you have fun making cute little treat holders this holiday season!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010



We all need a little sunshine in our lives!

I have been so excited to ink this new sunflower up from the Sunshine set from TAC. I did that with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored it with copics.

Did you see the patterned paper that I used? It uses new DOWNLOADABLE paper that TAC now has on their website called Robyn. Get it HERE! and the best part .... it's FREE to download!

I sponged all of the edges with Cognac Palette ink. I then added ribbon and pop-dotted the sentiments!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Deck the Halls Blog Hop - The Angel Company

Today The Angel Company is sponsoring a blog hop with a Christmas/Holiday theme.
I made a step card a few weeks ago that I just loved and I modified it a little for this blog hop.

Santa and his 9 Reindeer

Here is the card closed. I used the Jingle Jolly set. I stamped 9 of the reindeers and colored them with my copics. I put a gem on the front one and colored it red for Rudolph. I stamped Santa and colored him too.

I free-form cut the snow hills and then randomly placed the reindeers on the card.

I added the sentiment from Thinking of You.

Here is the card opened up.

Here is the card from the side.

Look below for thumbnails of other Christmas Holiday projects that will hopefully inspire you!

Thanks for Stopping by!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NBulleted Listew TAC Blog Hop - This Weekend

Feel free to make a card or other project using TAC stamps and post it to the Blog Hop.

You can begin posting tomorrow ... and one lucky Angel and one lucky TAC customer will win blog candy from The Angel Company!

Come Play With Us!

I will post may creation tomorrow ... you will not want to miss it!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

While at Shackapalooza this weekend I took the time to make a few ATCs for swaps that I am in.


I made this ATC for a birdhouse swap that I am in. It uses the birdhouse from Springtime Garden. I colored it with copics and then sponged the sky blue and bottom brown. The sentiment is from the You Whoo set.


I absolutely love this leaping frog from the Joy Found set. The cattails are also from the Joy Found set. The sentiment is from the Oh Happy Day set (SOTM this month). The background is sponged and the frog is paper-pieced to give it some dimenesion.


This is a clean and simple ATC for Cocoa. I used the mug from the Skinny Birds set and colored it with my copics. (the sentiment is not from TAC ... sorry! .... it was perfect though!)


Unfortunately my fun ends today ... and I have to drive Home!

Saturday, November 06, 2010
Other Uses for an Embossing Gun

I am vacationing this weekend with my Stamp Shack friends at The Potawatomi Inn in Angola, IN. They always have a campfire and we normally have s'mores. This year it was raining and we were bound and determined to still have s'mores ... I suggested using the heat gun that we brought to emboss.

Here is the video of Angie and Sherri roasting the marshmallows via the heat gun! ... the crafty way!


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