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Monday, February 28, 2011
Joy of Easter

Bunnies Driving Cards

Today's featured set and sadly the last one for TAC's Fabulous February Promo is the Joy of Easter.

Today's featured guest designer is Michelle McDaniel. You can see her wonderful samples over on the TAC Savvy Blog.

Now don't get me wrong ... I absolutely LOVE the chick driving the carrot car in this set! However ... I have always wanted to try masking a bunny in to the car. So for today's card that's what I did.

I used the bunny from Springtime Garden. I popped the carrots and the sentiment. I added gems to the wheels and ribbon to the sentiment panel.


Please be sure to check out these other creations for more inspiration.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Springtime Garden

Hoppity Skippity....

I can not wait until spring!!! So today's featured set on the TAC Savvy Blog makes me feel happy!

It's called Springtime Garden and I colored these sweet bunnies with my copics. I added the sentiment from Hoppity Skippity and added Robyn paper and ribbon.


For more inspiration visit these other blogs below.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Older than Dirt!!!

My Shackie friend Traci is older than dirt today ... she is 40!! (shhh .. don't remind her that I am older than her!)

I used the PWP set from TAC called Older than Dirt and then added what else ... DIRT to the card. The dirt is actually sand (colored as dirt) and the stamp is from the retired TAC set called Under the Sea.

This is the inside of the card.

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Traci ... Love Ya!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Cardinal Cards

Where's the Cardinal?

A lady at work wanted to commission me to make "cardinal" cards for her grandmother who LOVES cardinals. Sure I say ... thinking for SURE that I have a cardinal stamp.

But wait ... I DON'T .... and TAC doesn't make one!

What to do ... What to do???

Well I found this cardinal in the $1 stamps at my local craft store and paired it up with Tree Swing Fun. Doesn't it just look like it goes!!! I added the sentiment from Thinking of You and Viola!


Monday, February 21, 2011
Spring Friends!

I was given a wonderful treat of receiving this set last year before anyone else had even seen it! I was asked to design for the TAC Catalog and make samples using this set. Thus this set means a lot to me!

Counting Sheep - Thinking of ewe!

When I fist saw this sheep in the Spring Friends set, I thought of jumping sheep and counting while trying to go to sleep. Thus I am using it circling a moon. I added a little C1 copic marker to them to add a little color.

Did you notice the sentiment??

I combined the Thinking of You with "ewe" from Hoppity Skippity.

Hello Chickie!

Next I used the chicks from the Spring Friends set. I colored them with copics and pop-dotted them. I also used the sentiment from Hoppity Skippity.


Please check out some of these other creations and TAC Savvy Blog for more creations. Spring Friends is being featured today by Heather Scott.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blog Hop - Hostess Sets

Paper Wings is a great community site devoted to The Angel Company. Today they are sponsoring a blog hop focusing on Hostess Sets!

Flowery Thanks!

For my card I used the Level A Hostess set called Basic Blooms.
It's a pretty basic card stamping the bloom in a row and then coloring the flower part with copics.

The sentiment is from Good Things and I matted it on matching cardstock and then black and added a matching hot pink ribbon.


Please be sure to visit these other blogs:

Laura N

Saturday, February 19, 2011
More Hedgehog Fun!

You might remember my orginal Hedgehog post ... if not click HERE.
While we were a Shackapalooza last November everyone wanted to do an ATC collection dedicated to these Hedgehogs -- all I had to do was provide the images ... how could I refuse!
Here are everyone's creations!!!
I love them and how creative everyone was!

Sherri - she hosted this swap - Thanks Sherri!


Suzi F. - The title on the back states "Petal Pusher"

Kristi - this was her 1st ATC swap and now she is hooked!






We get together in about a month and a half again ... I wonder what theme we could come up with then!


Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sunflower Happiness

Today's Featured set is Sunshine. Today's TAC Savvy Guest Designer is Barb Foster ... one of my fav TAC Designers! Her stuff is always sooo cool ... and often Halloween/Gothic themed!

For my card I stamped the sunflower over and over again on cream cardstock. I then stamped another one and cut out with my oval Nestability. I then pop-dotted that and added the green cardstock and the tan ribbon. I stamped the "happiness" sentiment up the side of the card.

Check out more samples below!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Happy 10th Birthday Big Guy!!!

9 months

9 Years

My how time flies! I remember 10 years ago like it was yesterday! I can not believe that my little guy Chase turns double digits today. The big 1-0!

I love you so much! We sure have had our ups and downs and struggled through some health issues ... but you are the best thing in my life! Can't wait to see what 10 more years brings you!

Happy Birthday ... you will always be my little buddy!


This card makes me happy and long for the sun and warmer temps!!

The set Sunflowers is the featured set on the TAC Savvy Blog today. Guest Designer Maria Van Stratton created some wonderful creations using this set.

For my card I used the Sunflower set in addition to the Pretty Posie set (swirls on blue) and Good Things (sentiment). I colored the image with my copics and sponged most everything with Cognac Palette ink. I added ribbon and gems. Viola!

Did you notice my colors in my card??? Did you like them? I do! I used these colors as a part of Kerry Urbatch's Color Challenge this week. So I am entering this card for her challenge as well.


Look at the links below to get more ideas on how to use the Sunflower set!

Monday, February 14, 2011
It's Your Day!

Well it is Debra Miller's day! She is the guest designer featured on the TAC Savvy web site today.

Today's featured set is a Level C Hostess set called Simply Sweet. Normally you would have to host a $500 to qualify for this set. But this month since it is a featured set you can purchase it for $14.96 ... what a great deal for those of you who love the hostess sets!

For this card I used the Simply Sweet set for both the image and the sentiment. I paper-pieced the dresses and colored them with copics. For a special touch I took my paper piercer and poked holes which I came back and threaded floss though. I added brads on the ends and then fluffed the ends of the floss.


Check out more ways to use this set below.

Sunday, February 13, 2011
Dog Gone IT!

I am really bummed the weekend is almost over ... I had so many hopes of completing a bunch of tasks this weekend ... I have a to do list a mile long and have only made a dent so far!

Here is a card that I have been meaning to post ... it uses the Stamp of the Month called Ruffles. This month it is on special for only $7.95. I love the sentiment .. "never under estimate the warmth of a cold nose". That is soooo true!

I stamped this on kraft cardstock using Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I then added some color with my copics. I added so ribbon and a button. I love the look of this button on the bow.


Saturday, February 12, 2011
Love Sketch

Love at all Times!

This week has been hard in so many ways. I am so happy to have good friends and people stopping by my blog. It makes me very happy!

I thought I'd play along with Heather Scott's sketch for the week. (See Below)

I used Thinking Sweet Thoughts Hostess set for this card. I love this image and the sentiment goes so well and is so appropriate this week.

The flower is a Sizzix die ... that I have had for a little bit and have been dieing to test out! I love it! I added the leaves too.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Fundamental Frames


For this card I used 2 Fundamental Frames. One that I cut in half and one that I used whole for the sentiment (from the set Good Things). I used a coordinating Nestability to cut out the frame and made a larger matted one as well. I added a flower with a button that had scrapper's floss tied through it.

Simple and Elegant!

Today's set featured on the TAC Savvy Website is Fundamental Frames ... please go visit what Yuki has created ... it is FABULOUS and she has definitely kicked it up a few notches from "fundamental".


Please visit the blogs below for more ideas on how to use this set!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Sew Sweet

Today's featured set on TAC Savvy is Sew Thankful and today's guest designer is Paula Kay Bourland.

For this card I took the dress form and stamped it but then stamped it upside down along the bottom for a decorative effect! I love using my stamps in different ways to create new images!

I added a button with scrapper's floss through it and a ribbon.


Please check out these other blogs for more ideas with this set!
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Cup of Love

Hello Chickie!

For those that know me pretty well, I call a lot of my friends/co-workers "chickie".

This I love this sentiment ... and how better to pair it than with a bunch of cute chicks!!!

The sentiment is from Hoppity Skippity and the image is from today's featured set Cup of Love.

I kept the card pretty simple and plain. Colored with my copics and added a little bling to each chick's bow. Matted the card on a bright green cardstock.


Today's Featured set over on the TAC Savvy Blog is Cup of Love. Please visit that site and some of the other people's blogs to see more creations with this set!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Cupcake Cuties

Kitty w/Rose Frame

I have been wanting to try to do something with these roses for a while ... so in honor of Mabelle and her FABULOUS day using her FABULOUS stamp set called Cupcake Cuties. You can see Mabelle's post over on the TAC Savvy Blog. I decided to try out a frame ... I love it!!!

I colored it with my copics and added a gem!

Viola .. fun and cute!


See more samples of cards using Cupcake Cuties below.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Needing some sunshine!!!

Ok .. I am through with SNOW!!! Bring on spring!

We had quite a blizzard here on Tuesday/Wednesday and thus I wanted to make a card full of sunshine! I played along with Heather Scott's sketch for this card and loved how it turned out with the yellows and browns. I used the set called Sunshine and colored it with my copics. I sponged the edges with Cognac Palette ink.

Here are some of the pics of our winter wonderland from earlier this week:


Friday, February 04, 2011
Retiform Blog Hop

Do you know what retiform is? Have you ever tried it?

It's a great and fast way to make a card with lots of stamps/effects. You use post-it notes to section off sections of your cardstock. then you sponge ink and stamp away. Here is a video if you'd like to see more.

So here is my card:
From the Heart

For this card I used the sentiment and the girl from the set From the Heart. The swirls that I also used are from the set Pretty Posies.

I used Claret, L'Amor Red, and Noir for sponging in my sections. I stamped all of the images in the Memento and colored them with copics.

I had a ton of fun thinking up and making this card.

You should try out retiform today!!!
See the following blogs to be inspired by more retiform samples!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011
It's My BIG day!!! .

Today I am the guest designer over on the TAC Savvy Blog!

HERE is the link to the post!

I was asked to make 3 cards with the Places You'll Go set and I threw in an extra special project.

You MUST MUST MUST go over to the TAC Savvy Blog see all of the details on how I made these cards and to see all of the wonderful activity pages inside of this kid's book .... and while you are over there you should really leave a comment for me :)

What a great honor!


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