Thursday, March 19, 2009

Celebrate with this Cutie!

Once again, Michelle is knocking out the cards! Thank heavens she is because my personal life has turned into a whirlwind the past couple of weeks. I'm actually very late posting this card she made using the Ice Cream set. These colors just scream summer to me! Make sure you check out Michelle's blog and leave her a comment. I just love what she's doing with some of my favorite stamp sets!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Easter card!

I can't tell you how fun it is watching my inbox for a new card from Michelle! She used the I Love Easter set for this E is for Easter challenge on the ABC Challenge blog and a sketch from A Spoon Full of Sugar.

I thought I was getting in the mood for Easter. After all, it was 80 degrees here yesterday. Now they're predicting rain, sleet and SNOW tomorrow!!! What is up with that?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For Somebunny Special

Michelle is at it again! She used the I Love Easter set for this sketch at Card Patterns. We have had such wonderful weather the past few days...I'm thinking Spring really might be just around the corner. And this card just puts me in the mood for Spring and all the beautiful blooms!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Another Gem from Michelle!

I told you she amazes me with her output of cards!!! Michelle made this card with a Distressing Challenge in mind. She used several distressing techniques....chalking, inking, crumpling and tearing. I just love this image from the Pirates set, a sentiment from Treasure Seeker, and my favorite embellishment.....lots of jewels!!!

Make sure you check out Michelle's blog and leave her some blog lovin'!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Introducing Michelle!

I'm not sure exactly when I found Michelle's blog, but I've been following it for a while. It's always fun to find another challenge junkie. And I'm amazed and inspired at how many challenges Michelle is able to complete all while being a busy working mom of 2 boys, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She even hosts monthly challenges on her own blog. On a whim, I asked Michelle if she would be interested in using some TAC images for some cards while I am trying to get through the last few weeks of tax season. I was so happy that she agreed.

And just look at this HOT flamingo!! I love the color combo she used on this card featuring one of the fun images in the Tickled Pink set. This card is making me long for one of those hot days of summer when heading to the pool is the best option. I'm thinking that would feel pretty good right now since I just walked in from getting the paper and it's in the teens out there!!!

I love this card! Thanks Michelle...I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fresh Spring Things Kit and Free Download!

TAC™ Promotions

  • Adorable Animals Stamp Set -This precious stamp set will not be available at any other time during 2009.
  • 60 Piece Hardware Collection -This assortment of extra large, large, and small eyelets is exclusive to this promotion and coordinates beautifully withthe Gentle Beginnings™ Designer Pad.
  • Gentle Beginnings™ Designer Collection Pad -Pad is sized 8x8, 70# text paper consisting of 6 sheets of each of 6 designs.

Click here for a free coordinating download!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Shout Out to Sheetload

I've found myself in need of several cards to send to some friends. At the end of a long week, I just didn't have the energy or the time to come up with five or six different designs. So what's the answer? Here are a couple of cards I made tonight using the February issue of Sheetload of Cards. Just download the instructions for cutting and design. You can save paper AND get a stash of nice-looking cards in hardly no time at all! There is a different design each month...and did I mention it's FREE???

Stamps: Hey Chick
Paper: ChaCha
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Palette Cognac
Other: Purple mini brads

New FREE, Exclusive Downloads!!!

I am excited to announce a new feature to The Angel Company™ website…free downloadable sheets. A new surprise will await each month as downloadables could feature templates, project ideas, or even be a simple craft project themselves. Additionally, the downloadable sheet will generally relate to an upcoming promotion or product offered by TAC™. You won’t want to miss our first download…a darling sheet of placecards featuring one of the “Adorable Animals” from the stamp set included as part of the “Fresh Spring Things” promotion. Easy to print out and easy to use…we hope these print-outs become an important resource customers and Angels alike can turn to time and again for crafting inspiration.

One of the repeating philosophies at TAC™ is “spending our time to save yours.”

Just click to download, print and enjoy! All designs are FREE and intended for personal, non-commercial use only.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yippee!! More Stamp Sets Available

The Angel Company has announced that Stamps of the Month will now be available AFTER the month they are featured at the full retail price. Also, all the sets from the Wonderful Winter Wishes promotion are now available at retail. That means if you missed on on these stamps during January, you can still get them! At any time, you can find these sets by clicking on the “Order Online” link in my sidebar and then clicking on the “products” tab. You will then find a section labeled “Online Only” on the left-hand column where these sets will be featured.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cars Birthday Card for Amy R.'s Friday Sketch #50

It took me a while to decide what set to use for Amy R.'s Friday Sketch #50. Then I remembered this Cars set that had never seen ink! Layers of Just Like Dad papers, some embossing with the Houndstooth Cuttlebug folder, a sentiment from Tag Tidbits, and some fiber from my stash. I'm pretty happy with this masculine birthday card which can be some of the hardest cards to come up with.

Don't forget there are a few more hours to enter my blog candy giveaway here!! I'm off to get moving on a busy, busy day. Hope you have a great one!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hey Chick! There's a New Card Sketch Blog

You might have figured out I'm addicted to card sketches. I was super excited to find a new sketch blog this week, Card Patterns. I used CP Sketch #3 to make this fun card using the Hey Chick stamps I added to my collection during the 50% off sale. The paper is from Sassafras Lass, and the ribbon is from my stash. I just love this sentiment!!! I think I'm just going to leave this set out on my table and make a few more cards before I put it away.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Amberley Grace Thank You Cards

I used the same GWP stamp and some Amberley Grace paper scraps and tags for a bunch of quickie thank you cards. I'm loving these little scalloped cards made with my Nestabilities!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Enter to WIN this Catelynne™ Package!

This is absolutely my favorite giveaway ever!

What you could win!!!
• Catelynne™ Fly With It Collection™ retail value: $10.95
• Pewter Hardware retail value: $4.50
• Be of Good Stamp Set retail value: $21.95
• Want to Fly Stamp Set retail value: $21.95
• Audrey Embellishment Jar retail value: $10.95

Total retail value: $70.30

• You must sign up by 11:59 pm, on February 28th.

• Only ONE entry per household.

Click here to enter!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Whew! Time for another Amy R Sketch (#49)

I can't tell you how happy I am to make something that's not pink or red! I do love making Valentine's projects, but I always get a little tired of it by the time the day arrives.

Just recently, I started participating in Amy R.'s weekly sketches, and I love them! Here is her Friday Sketch #49.

And here's my take on it! I colored in the monkey from the Happy Day set with prismacolor pencils and OMS. The patterned paper is Rustic Chic. The faux stitching on the center strip is just as crooked as my sewing machine stitching would be. LOL And I added some buttons from my stash.

That little monkey just cracks me up! And I can totally identify. Sometimes I have so many balls juggling at the same time, I feel the same way!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


If you've been following along, I'm working on Kraftin' Kimmie's birthday challenges. For Day Three of the Birthday Celebrations, Kimmie wants pink and at least one button. Do you think this is pink enough? LOL I have a sweet online friend that is obsessed with pink, so I'll be mailing this card to her.

I started with Taylor's Sketch #54 and pulled out my somewhat neglected Tickled Pink stamp set. I paired it up with some Mimi and Catelynne papers, a flower and a button from my stash.

I'm halfway through the challenges, and I have ideas floating in my head for the three remaining ones. Time will tell though if I actually have a chance to get them done. I have yet to start any Valentine's for my kids' classmates, and I refuse to buy them. :) It's not too late for you though...head on over to Kimmie's blog and see what great prizes she is giving away!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Gerbera Daisy Sympathy

I'm back with my card for the second challenge in Kraftin' Kimmie's Birthday Challenges. The specifics were to make a card using her layout design with some dry embossing. Sadly, I need to get a sympathy card in the mail. But Kimmie's challenge helped me create a suitable (dare I say beautiful?) sympathy card. The Gerbera Daisy is colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with OMS. And YIKES! I cannot find my With Sympathy set. I finally gave up the search and used a beautiful sentiment from Treehouse Stamps. The velvet ric-rack was in my stash. And can you see the embossed frame? It adds some elegance to the card and was done with only my Scor-Pal.

Okay...two challenges down. Can I get four more done before the Birthday Celebrations are over???

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Little Whimsy Birthday

Kraftin' Kimmie is running lots of Birthday Challenges on her blog with some great prizes! This card was made for her first make a birthday card with some purple! Using purple is not hard for me since it's my favorite color.

I loosely followed Taylor's sketch from last week (yes...I'm running behind), stamped the image from the All Occasion Icons set then embossed it with white EP, and paired it up with some A Little Whimsy paper. And I actually made two of these in an effort to build up my stash. There is still plenty of time if you want to join in on Kimmie's Birthday Challenge Fest...go check it out!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Quick Little Valentines

I used this blog tutorial to make some cute little scalloped cards...added a square of Uptown Girl paper, the heart from Forever Family, and a current GWP sentiment set. And I have no idea what's up with this picture...the ink color doesn't clash with the pink cardstock in real life!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Serendipity is HERE!!!

You can see for yourself what all the fuss is about! Products from Serendipity (the new Spring magalogue) can be ordered here! Don't forget to email me (instead of placing your order online) if your order is $30 or more to get your free stamps.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Class Kit Giveaway Winners

We're all home now, and we have picked the winners!

Random.Addison (my 7 yo) pulled out Misty's name!

and Random.Clark (my 3 yo) picked Susie! Sorry we didn't get any cute pics, but my memory card is sitting in the card reader.

Send me your mailing addresses, and I'll get the kits out to you asap.

February SOTM


Sealed With a Kiss Vintage Set

You can purchase this Vintage Stamp Set released from the TAC™ archives for a limited time only!

TAC™ Promo

Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's my Anniversary!

Yep! It's been 11 years since we tied the knot! Click here if you want to see us on our special day. I wanted to make a special card for my groom, but it's a challenge to make a "romantic masculine" card. Too often I think that phrase is an oxymoron. But I think this attempt turned out rather well.

I started with this week's sketch from Mercy Kerin, some Rustic Chic papers, and the Forever Family stamp set. I used a marker to ink up only the "forever" in the phrase stamp. And I even finished off the inside...something I rarely do, but this is for someone special, right? The heart is also from the Forever Family set, and the sentiment was a GWP in the previous catalog. I think this card would work very well for Valentine's Day too if you're still needing for an idea for that special guy.

Don't forget about the class kit giveaway! You still have a few hours to post a comment to win!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Amy R's Friday Sketch

I just recently started trying some of Amy R's sketches. I really love this Friday Sketch!

The patterned paper is Amberley Grace and the sentiment is one of the GWP's in the current catalog. Did you know that for every $30 in purchases from The Angel Company you can choose a Free Gift With Purchase (GWP) stamp? The Petaloo flowers and rhinestone brad were RAK'd to me by an online scrapping gal Deb Harter, and I found the button and satin ribbon in my stash. Make sure you check out Deb's blog! She is one awesome scrapbooker!

Thanks Amy for another great sketch! I'm planning on using this one again very very soon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Magalogue is here!

My personal copy was in my mailbox last night, and I'm hoping that the bundle I ordered will arrive sometime this week. This is not your ordinary Spring Supplement. 47 new stamp sets, new accessories, lots of step-by-step project instructions! Just WOW!

Here's a peek at a couple of the sets tops on my wish list. Definitely NEED that Little Cupcake set of 11 stamps for $18.95.

And how about Mice Day?

Email me if you'd like to have your very own copy of Serendipity. It retails for $2.95. But if you've placed an order with me from the Fall/Winter '08 catalog, be on the lookout for a complimentary copy from me.

Another Giveaway from The Angel Company

Did you already register for your chance to win this Lilly Anna loot???

There's just a few more days to enter this The Angel Company giveaway! But it's almost January 29, so hurry!! Click here for your chance to win.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Class Projects - last installment and A Giveaway!!!

As promised, here are the rest of the projects we made yesterday in the "love-themed" class!

This one uses the Seeds of Blessing stamps colored in with markers. It's hard to tell in the photo, but we painted the "heart wings" with Candle Light Shimmerz.

The next card uses a stamp from the All Occasion Icons set and paper from the Uptown girl collection. We stamped the image with Versamark, heat embossed using black embossing powder then cut out the image and adhered it with pop dots.

This sweet little decor project uses Catelynne papers and the Love Blooms set in the Fall Supplement. All on a 4" square coaster with a magnet on the back.

And our last project is an oldie, but a goodie! Especially for using up those little clamshell cases that the Free GWP stamps come in. Four Hershey nuggets fit perfectly in those. We used the January Stamp of the Month Dropping Boxes on address labels to wrap the nuggets. The outside is decorated with a couple of little images from the Sweet Goodies set and finished off with some cute heart ribbon from one of the big-box craft stores.

Want a chance to make these projects? I have 2 class kits left over to send out to two lucky winners. All the cutting, stamping, embossing will be done so you can just put these 6 little projects together in a jiffy! That would be a great way to get some Valentine's cards and gifts made if you find yourself running short on time. And yes...the chocolate is included! *wink*

To enter the giveaway, just post a comment telling me which of the six projects is your favorite! Here and Here are the two that were shown earlier. For a second chance in the drawing, link me up to your blog post or forum announcement spreading the word about this giveaway! Post your comments by 11:59PM CST on Saturday, January 31st. Winners will be chosen using and will be announced on Sunday, February 1. The kits will go postal as soon as I have the mailing address for the winners. It should be in plenty of time for you to actually USE these before Valentine's Day!!!

And don't forget....just a little over 24 hours left to grab these stamp sets at 50% off!!! Click here for more info and please email me if you have any questions or want to place an order at these unbelievable prices!