Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Amelia Layout

I'm wrapping up another sketch from the weekend Sketchfest at Creative Scrappers (tomorrow night is the deadline to post layouts). This is another page in a gift album I'm trying to finish up. I thought the photos were just screaming for me to use the Amelia collection of paper. I added stickles to the wings on the chipboard winged heart, but they don't show up so well in the scan. The alphas, brad and chipboard are all from my stash.

Just one more day

to enter THIS giveaway!

And if you need inspiration for the Toodle Loo paper, cardstock, ribbon and hardware collection , check out this awesome mini-album tutorial!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gerbera Daisy

I've been busy this weekend participating in an online scrapbooking crop at Creative Scrappers. I'm still trying to finish up an album for my niece, and all the challenges are helping me get more pages done for her!

I did take a quick scrapbooking break last night and made this card for one of the card sketch challenges. In addition to using the sketch, the challenge was to use cardstock only and one stamped image. Gerbera Daisy is one of the most classic images I know! The sentiment is from Ordinary Greetings.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ever Wanted a Pair of Wings? This is the time!

If you ever thought about becoming a TAC demonstrator, there is a great special through August 11.

You can earn commissions with low minimums...only $100 every 4 months.

Did you know that YOU get to choose which stamps and papers you receive in a TAC starter kit? In addition to all the goodies that are included in your Starter kit, if you join The Angel Company™ family from July 21 - August 11 you pick one (1) of the following add-on kit options for FREE with the purchase of a Starter Kit.

Simply Stamps Option
Choose an additional $50.00 worth of T-Coded stamps from the Fall/Winter 2008 Inspiration Book & Catalogue

Kit & Kaboodle Option

Receive one (1) of each of our fabulous paper kits:
• Sydney™ Circle Album Kit
• Woodrowe™ Keepsake Album Kit
• Natalee™ Accordion Album Kit
• Pemberley Bay™ Matchbook Kit
• Rockin’ Roxie™ Matchbook Kit

Gung Ho! Option

Go Gung Ho! and choose:
• One (1) $19.95 T-coded stamp set from the Fall/Winter 2008 Inspiration Book & Catalogue
• One (1) $15.95 T-coded stamp set from the Fall/Winter 2008 Inspiration Book & Catalogue
• Three (3) $6.95 TAC™ Soar With It™ Paper Collections

Customize your starter kit and your add-on options to meet your needs and learn why at The Angel Company™. being an Angel is just more fun!

* Starter Kit add-on options are available ONLY from Monday, July 21, 2008, to Monday, August 11, 2008. No exceptions.
* All Starter Kit requests with add-on options must be received by 5:00 PM CST, Monday August 11, 2008.
* Starter Kit payment must be made by credit card, debit card, or money order. Personal checks are not accepted for the purchase of Starter Kits.
* Please note the choice of add-on option on the Starter Kit order form to avoid processing delays.
* No other special offers or discounts apply

You can download the New Demonstrator Application here! I'd love to add you to my team. Please email with any questions.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

How did I ever get by without this?

I was late on the bandwagon and didn't even own this baby until a couple of months ago. With our house move, it wasn't even unpacked for at least another month. Now I'm wondering WHY I waited so long! No more holding my breath when I score a card...either with the Fiskars cutter and a scoring blade or the Fiskars cutter and a bone folder. Now I know it's going to be a perfect fold!

And look what else I did! (Not like this is a brand new invention or anything - can you see my behind-the-times self rolling my eyes?) I just love this lattice background. Hopefully, you can see just how pretty the background cardstock is once it's been scored with the Scor-Pal. I used this tutorial from Debbie Olson to get started. The Everyday Events image was stamped with Palette Noir and colored in with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. I added some ribbon from my stash, and honestly I just don't even want to give this card away!

If you're like me and procrastinated on getting a Scor-Pal, why not get it from TAC? If you host a FUNshop or have a catalog party with orders totaling $100 or more, you can get the Scor-Pal as your one item at 50% off. You can choose anything in the catalog for your 50% off item....I just think the Scor-Pal is one of those "must-haves" and what better way is there to get it?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gotta place an order now!

I really was trying to hold off on placing an order for a month or two. Then TAC had to throw out this limited edition set! Just Dreamy (a smaller version of the Just Dream set) is only available July 15 through August 15, 2008 and is only $7.95 with a $30 purchase. You can also purchase the SOTM with the same $30 purchase too! Wouldn't these make adorable Christmas tags?

If you're local and want to place an order, let me know. We can piggyback our orders and save on shipping!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Quick Note Cards

I need to get several note cards out in the mail. After working all day, fixing dinner, and getting kids in bed it was getting late and I needed a quick solution. Then I remembered this card I had seen on Heather Scott's blog.

I used some A Little Whimsy paper, a retired sentiment inked with Palette Claret, and flowers and brads from my stash. The card base is TAC's Premium White nice and heavy.

Now I'm thinking these were so quick and easy I should have made a few more just to have on hand.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Page Plans Sketch

I used a Page Plans sketch, the Everyday Events stamps, and some Toodle Loo paper and tag for this card. Doesn't that chair look so inviting and peaceful?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

AFSS25 and Paper Wings Sketch

Paper Wings is an online forum for TAC demonstrators to share ideas, challenges, and socialize. But, the gallery is open to everyone...just in case you're looking for inspiration for some of those TAC stamps you have.

Yesterday, a sketch challenge was posted. I found it perfect to combine with Allison's Words challenge. The stamp is a retired GWP stamp from the Spring/Summer catalog and that beautiful paper is Rustic Chic.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

You're Wonderful

I have one more card to share using Happy Day set. I colored in this fun little bird using my Tombow markers and Primsa pencils. The paper is Kaleidoscope Girlz. I need to get this card in the mail now. I am so delinquent with some Thank You's that need to be sent.

Monday, July 7, 2008

July Stamp of the Month

The Stamp of the Month (SOTM) is always available at a reduced price with a $30 purchase.

Don't forget that a $30 purchase ALSO entitles you to your choice of one of TAC's free Gift With Purchase stamps.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Day! (Dutch Dare Card Challenge #4)

This card was made using this week's sketch at the Dutch Dare Card Challenge Blog. While unpacking, I ran across this patterned paper from Paper Salon. I thought it would be perfect for this image from the Happy Day stamp set. I colored in the image using my Prismacolor pencils and OMS.

Sure hope YOU have a Happy Day! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Don't forget to enter this TAC Giveaway!!!

Click on the image to enlarge.

What you could win!!!
• Toodle Loo™ Soar With It Collection
retail value: $6.95
• Toodle Loo™ Cardstock
retail value: $6.50
• Toodle Loo™ Ribbon
retail value: $4.95
• Toodle Loo™ Hardware
retail value: $4.50
• On Safari Stamp Set
retail value: $15.95
• Running Stitches Stamp Set
retail value: $15.95
Total retail value: $54.80

This is such a fun giveaway! Click here to enter!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

A Layout

Can you believe I actually scrapped a page? My office/craft room is still in much disarray, but I felt the *need* to play for a little while. I'm trying to get a scrapbook made for my niece who will be leaving for her freshman year of college in just a few more weeks.

I started with Cherie's sketch. The paper is all from the Mimi Collection and the cardstock is Bazzill. I masked the center of the Date Disks stamp and just wrote in the year. The flowers, ric-rac, and alpha thickers are all from my stash.