Monday, December 24, 2007

New TAC Catalog

TAC has released their new catalog and I hope to be holding it in my hands very, very soon!! Here's a sneak peak at the front cover for now.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'm so excited to be on Christmas break. I'll be able to get to my craft desk on Wednesday- I'm ready to do some creating!! :) I've already recieved one awesome Christmas gift from a good friend of my husband and I's. I received a handmade set of drawers. It stands about 5 and a half feet tall and is about a foot and a half wide. There eight drawers (if I'm remembering correctly). We haven't brought it to our house yet. It is beautiful and I have the perfect spot for it next to my craft desk. I will post pictures of it as soon as I get it moved in.

Some exciting news- my brother just got engaged! He and his fiance arrived yesterday to spend a couple of days with all of us. They are located in Nashville, TN, right now. My dad picked them up from the KC airport at midnight on Sat. and there was a really bad snow storm. It took them six hours to get home, when it normally takes about two and a half to three hours to get home. My husband and I went to KC earlier in the day to help some friends pick up someone else from the airport. We left at 4pm and traveled through the worst part of the storm and it also took us about six hours to get home. It was very scary. Lots of cars in ditches. We had a lot of people praying that we had a safe trip home.

Well, I hope to have some paper creations to post within the next few days. I will be sure to update you on the new catalog, too!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


School was cancelled again today due to the ice storm that we had this past Saturday. My friend Nicole has some pictures posted on her blog- you should check them out. It's funny how ice can be so beautiful in photographs, but at the same time, so damaging. We have been blessed to have had power the entire time, but many others have been without. I pray that the crews can have things repaired soon for these people.

This was my first day in the past four days that I've felt like creating. I had a very productive day with my Etsy shop and I just finished creating some new cards for my shop. The little 3x3 card pictured above is one of them. I love to use the 3x3's as thank you's when I ship out an etsy order. They're the perfect size.

Ornamental Snowflakes stamp set by TAC
Thanks sentiment (TAC, not sure name of set)
green Bazzill cardstock
VersaMark ink

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Blog Candy Winner!

The winner of the blog candy is mandiannie! Congratulations!! Sending you an email right now, mandiannie. A big thank you to everyone that stopped by to leave a comment. Thanks for playing!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

This is a card that I made with one of my new sets, Perky Penguins. It's a level B hostess set. You can find it on pg. 8 of the current TAC catalog.

The colors are a mess in this picture. I tried to tweak the colors on my computer, but finally gave up. The cardstock under the stamped image is a powder blue color...just so you know. :)

I send out a monthly newsletter and usually hold some type of contest or challenge. For the November newsletter, my challenge was to design a card using this sketch by Chris Greiser. Those that followed the sketch, and also chose to use all TAC products, would be featured on my blog. The card shown here was created by my good friend, Diana S. Cute card, Diana!

If you would like to receive my monthly newsletter, please feel free to sign up. I share tips, project ideas, monthly TAC specials, hold contests and post upcoming class dates.

Don't forget that I'll be drawing a name at 10pm tonight to see who the blog candy winner is. Good luck!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Blog Candy

Here it is.....some blog candy!!! After all the carpet was installed I began to put my craft area back together and came across lots of items that I've never used. So I thought I'd give them away! If you would like a chance to win this blog candy, please leave a comment before 10pm this Saturday (Dec. 8th, central time). I will print your names and have my hubby draw a name from the hat. I may even throw in a few more items as an added bonus. Good luck!!

blog candy items:
A mini calendar created by me!
3 matchbook mini-albums
4 misc. unmounted TAC stamps
3-pack of Color Tool Box Stylus System Components
3-pack Color Tool Box moldable foam stamps
ColorBox Petal Points 'Aurora' (still in wrapper)
6x6 MM Kids Collection cardstock pack
postcard-shaped cardboard (?? maybe you can be creative with it) :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Stay tuned...

I had really planned on having some blog candy ready to go...but it just didn't happen. So, please keep checking back- I'll be offering some goodies this week.

Today is the day...another birthday. I'm actually not feeling 100% today, so that stinks. It's the first school day of the month, so we'll be doing new songs and poems and also be putting up the Christmas tree in class today. My kindergartners also know it's my birthday- it might be a wild day!! LOL!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


We sold our house yesterday!! It had been on the market since this past May and I really didn't expect it to happen so soon. What a blessing! Just had to share my praise with you. :)

I won't have anything to upload for a few more days. We are having three rooms of carpet installed today and one of those rooms contained my craft desk! With my busy schedule, it might be Monday evening before everthing is put back together.

I will give you a heads up to be watching for a little blog candy offer. Since our house sold and my birthday is Monday....I think I should celebrate a little!! What do you think?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Color Challenge

I made this card for Jen Carter's Color Challenge Combo over at Paper Wings. We were challenged to use this color combo. Jen made this card and oh so kindly shared the cardstock colors that she used. (Thanks Jen!) She used Matchmaker Cardstocks in the following colors: Raspberry, Orange, Apple Green and Periwinkle.

The star image is from 'The Spirit of Christmas' and the sentiment is from 'Treasure Seeker'. It's so much fun to find a way to merge two totally different stamp sets.

-8" x 5-1/4" black cs base
-5" x 3-3/4" white cs
-scraps of Matchmakers cs:Raspberry 1, Harvest Orange, Apple Green 2 and Periwinle 2
-Black VersaFine ink, black pen

Friday, November 23, 2007

Retro Santa

I had time to try out one of my new stamp sets today. It's TAC's 'Retro Christmas' from the Fall Supplement. The images are so, well...retro! They are one-of-a-kind in my stamp set collection. I created a set of these cards for my Etsy shop. I'm hoping to come up with some more cards from this stamp set. I have another free day tomorrow, so we'll see what happens!

Retro Christmas
VersaFine black ink
Apple Green 2 cardstock
misc. red and white cardstock
black eyelets

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Coaster Calendar

I'm gearing up for my December Hostess Clubs and this is one of the projects that we'll be making- a coaster calendar. I plan to put a magnet on the back of the coaster. My calendar pages are from Red Castle, Inc. I used two of TAC's stamp sets- More Abundance and Blooming Builders. Both of these sets have so many different possibilities. I think I'll be making more of these...what a great stocking stuffer...

Calendar pages from Red Castle, Inc.
4x4 coaster
Moonlight White Brilliance Ink pad
Black VersaFine ink
misc. red and black cardstock
Some exciting news...I won TAC's Terrific Trio contest. These contests are just for TAC demonstrators, but the public is able to view the winners. Click here to check out this months contest winners and click here to see my winning entry. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

8 Years

Chris and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary today. It's amazing how time goes by so quickly! Eight years ago, we were both attending Labette Community College. I was a sophomore and he was a freshman. We were both studying to become elementary education teachers. We had a 1988 gold Astro mini-van, and no bills. Fast forward eight years- I am in my fourth year of teaching, Chris is a supervisor at the State Hospital, the gold van is still around and actually running (amazing, huh?) and the no bills part? Ha, yah right!

Chris is truely my best friend. I love him so much! I wasn't able to come up with a current picture of the two of us, so I thought it would be fun to add this wedding photo. Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My sister, Samantha, works at a daycare and one of the little boys that she watches has just become a big brother. Samantha asked me if I had any baby cards made up and I said no, but that I could make one real quick! This cute little teddybear image comes from a set called Just So Sweet. It will be retiring in December and this is only the first time that I've used it.

Just So Sweet
Bazzill Cardstock (the blue is called Stonewash, the brown ??)
misc. blue/brown striped ribbon
white cardstock
Prismacolor watercolor pencils
Tombow blender pen, Gray Tombow pen, Black ink
pop dots

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Fun Technique

I had a chance to work at my craft desk the other night and pulled out my 'Camping' stamp set. I forgot that it had these two trees. As soon as I saw the trees, they reminded me of the 'stamping off' technique. The 'stamping off' technique allows you to achieve several shades of color from one ink pad and it also allows you to add depth to your project.

For this card, I chose to add depth to my trees. I inked my tree images with Landscape Palette ink and brushed the edges of each tree with Burnt Umber Palette ink. I firmly stamped the image onto white paper and then, without reinking, I positioned my stamp slightly higher and to the right of the first image and then stamped again. This caused the next set of trees to appear off in the distance. I continued this process across my piece of cardstock. Next, I used a kleenex to rub the Burnt Umber ink along the bottom of the white cardstock and rubbed just a little bit above the trees- just to get rid of the bright white of the cardstock.

This technique was a lot of fun. I honestly don't own very many solid image stamp sets. I tend to stick with open images that I can watercolor. It's kind of fun to step outside your comfort zone every once in awhile. I really should do this more often. :)

'Camping' stamp set
'Tag Tidbits' stamp set
'Ivy' Bazzille cs
misc. white and brown cs
QuicKutz diecut tag
Landscape and Burnt Umber Palette Ink, black ink
misc. red ribbon

Friday, November 2, 2007


This beautiful card was sent to me by Rita Holmes, a fellow TAC Angel and PW member. I was so inspired by this card!! Rita's card features TAC's Floral Dingbats set. I purchased this set recently and hadn't had a chance to use it yet.

Rita used creams and browns for her card. The main image was stamped on a shimmery cardstock. It's even more elegant in real life.

I decided to go with Bazzill's 'lagoon' cardstock for my card. I've been using this color a lot lately. I can't speak for Rita, but for my card I stamped the background with VersaMark to create a watermark. I had planned to stamp on a cream colored piece of cs for my main image, but I didn't have the right color of ink. So I used my heat gun and clear embossing powder to achieve what is shown here.

Thanks again to Rita for her beautiful and inspiring card!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Final Farewell

TAC has released their list of retired stamps for the Fall/Winter 2007 catalog. I'll be losing a lot of my favorite stamp sets, but that only means they will be filling their places........ with NEW sets!! TAC will release their spring catalog in January. I can't wait to see it! If you have a wish list of stamp sets, you may want to get your hands on them before they are no longer available. You can click the image above to have a better view.


Last Chance!!!

TAC has an awesome special going on right now- Double Hostess Rewards!! If you would like to take advantage of this, please contact me! This special will end October 31st. Grab a friend, each of you place a $50 order and then split the rewards!! Also, for every $30 in merchandise, you receive 2 free Gifts With Purchase stamps!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hostess Club

I had my first Hostess Club this evening. The 6 ladies came to my house to draw for their hostess month and to make some fun projects. We had a lot of fun! They gave me permission to post a picture. :) My next group meets with me on Thursday. I'll see if they're as kind to let me post a picture.

This may be my only post for the rest of the week. I have Parent/Teacher conferences the next two nights and will be putting in some long hours at school. So, have a great week and thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Blog Candy

My friend Nicole is offering some great blog candy over at her blog- I Made It! Creations. Be sure to stop by and leave a comment so that you can have a chance to win some great goodies!! Good luck!

Pocket Card

This is a pocket card that I've been working on for some upcoming FUNshops. As you've probably noticed, I'm a big fan of TAC's 'A Wittle Bug' set. The ladybug is so much fun to watercolor.

To make this pocket card, I started with a white envelope. I sealed the envelope shut and then used a 1-1/2" circle punch to cut a notch in one end. I cut a piece of pink cardstock slighty smaller than my envelope and punched a 1" circle from patterned paper to add a little tab. All I had left to do was embellish! It's a quick and fun card. It's not your average card and that's what makes it so much fun.

A Wittle Bug stamp set
Lilly Anna patterned paper
pink cardstock
white envelope
Prismacolor watercolor pencils
Black StazOn ink
black pen for doodling
QuicKutz cookie cutter nested die for pink scallop

Saturday, October 13, 2007

3 x 3 Card

This is a little 3 x 3 card that uses TAC's Oopsie Daisies stamp set. My cardbase is a 6" x 3" piece of 'Sunbeam'Bazzill cardstock. I stamped the flower image onto a 3" x 1-1/4" piece of white cs using Black StazOn ink and watercolored the images with Prismacolor watercolor pencils; blending the colors with a Tombow blender pen. I layered the white cs piece onto the front of my card base, added some green ric rac and then stamped a sentiment. Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Accordion Album

This accordion album is another project that my Hostess Club members will be making. It's quick and super easy to make! You can view the first accordion album that I made here.

Misc. ribbon, brads, and cardstock
Bookplate was cut with a QuicKutz die
(I cut my cardstock to 11"x 3-1/2" )

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Christmas Tag

It's time to start cranking out Christmas cards and tags! This is a tag that I'll be teaching at a workshop this week. I cut the tag with a Sizzix jumbo tag die. The stamped images are from TAC's 'Spirit of Christmas' set. It's such a fun set to use.

Speaking of tags...I've been tagged by Nancy Grant. I don't always take part in these, but I'll give this one a try.

The NAME GAME. The name of the game is to list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life, for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name and game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.


M- my best friend, Chris. He and I will celebrate 8 yrs. in November!!
I- my husband says.... :)
C- Crafty...I absolutely love to craft...always have, always will...
H- is good and I'm so blessed
E- (can't think of a thing for 'E')
L- LadyGil...the name of my store
L- my kindergarten class...I have a great bunch of kids
E- (same thing....nothing with 'E' comes to mind....)

That was fun, Nancy. I'm not going to pass this one name makes it a little difficult!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

This is a card that I'll be demonstrating for my friend Diana's FUNshop on the 20th. The layout idea comes from Creating Keepsakes 'Easy Patterns for Scrapbooking' magazine. (I love this magazine!!) This card is so quick and easy. I chose my patterned paper first and then the rest of the card fell into place!!


'Trendy Greetings' stamp set
Frutti Fusion - paper collection
Bitty Blossom
White cs, Blue 1 Matchmakers cs, 'Sunbeam' Bazzill cs and Pink 1 Matchmakers cs.
yellow brad

Thursday, October 4, 2007

FUNshop Projects

I'm having a FUNshop this Sunday and these are two of the projects we'll be making. The card with the cute little chick is an original design, but the Christmas card was inspired by Heather Gilbert. I came across her card in the gallery on the SCS site and asked her for permission to use her design. I think this card is the perfect way to show case one of my favorite TAC stamps sets, 'Circle Sampler'.


Chick Card

'Pool' and 'Juneberry' cardstock

Christmas Card

Palette ink- L'Amore Red and Landscape


I would like to recognize two ladies that entered cards into my monthly card contest (a contest that I offer through my monthly newsletter)

Diana Snead entered this lovely fall card featuring 'Seasonal Scribbles' one of my top three favorite stamp sets.

Mendy Burnett submitted this cute little card with another of my favorite stamp sets, 'Wittle Bug'.

Great cards ladies!! Keep them coming!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

October Card Kit

October Card Kit

I am offering a card kit this month and I'm so excited to share it with you! Each of the cards involve paper piecing. If you love to paper piece or you've never paper pieced before, then this is the kit for you!

*$26 with stamp set
*$21 with no stamp set

*before s/h and tax

Kit Contents:

V836 Hemingway 12x12 Pattern Paper
T846 Seasonal Scribbles Stamp Set
4 sheets 'Lagoon' Bazzill cardstock
4 sheets 'Yam' Bazzill cardstock
1 sheet 'Aqua' Bazzill cardstock
5 sheets V223 Ivory cardstock
16 white envelopes

(You will need a black stamp pad to complete these cards. I used VersaMark on the last card to create a firefly watermark and sentiment stamps on the 1st and 3rd card. These are items that you may add to your kit as an 'add-on'.)

4 Idea sheets- there's an idea sheet for each card design. The idea sheets include a color picture of the card, a supply list, and full cutting and assembly instructions.

You will be able to make 4 of each card design for a total of 16 cards. I will precut the card bases, but you will need to follow the simple cutting instructions to prepare the rest of the pieces for your cards. You will have leftover paper and a sheet of tags with the Hemingway paper pack.

**You may substitute items within the kit- for example, if you already own the Seasonal Scribbles stamp set, you may replace it with an item of similar value. Also, there are a couple more items that I used on the cards, but are not offered in the kit. These items are listed on your idea sheets for future reference and they can also be added onto your kit. I know that people may already have sentiment stamp sets or black keep the cost of the kit down I chose not to include these items. If you need anything clarified on the kit, please contact me.

The items are-
T420 'Be Authentic' stamp set $5.95
TT220 Noir (black) Palette ink $6.00
S1179 VersaMark Pad $7.95
Coluzzle Nested Square $7.95
Coluzzle Cutting mat $2.00
Coluzzle Swivel Knife $8.50


I will not have these kits on hand. I will order the supplies for the kits as I receive orders. There will be s/h and tax when I order the supplies from TAC and then there will be an additional small shipping amount for me to ship the kit to you. I accept Paypal and personal checks. When your personal check clears, I will place your order. Please contact me if you would like a kit. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fall Supplement!!

TAC's Fall supplement is officially here and it has some great stamp sets! Just click here to check it out. (if images aren't showing just be patient and check back again soon) Here are a couple of sets that are at the top of my list:

Trendy Holiday Tags
T-2792 $10.95 • Set of 7

Ornamental Snowflakes
T-2796 $15.95 • Set of 9


I had a FunShop today with a group of ladies I know from a message board I'm on (HSS). It was soooooo much fun to hang out with these ladies in 'real' life. It was their first time to see TAC products and I think they had a lot of fun making the projects! (Thanks for hosting the FunShop, Kathi!!! You're an amazing lady and you crack me up!)

I will have a busy day tomorrow after church. I'm going to finish up my October newsletter, finish samples for upcoming workshops, and then I plan to debut my October card kit here on my blog. I can't wait to share it with you!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Coming Soon...Card Kits!

I've been trying to post more often, but I've been very busy here lately. What am I saying? I'm always busy!! :) I'm in the process of creating four card samples for my first ever Card Kit. My plan is to have it available for order by October 1st. I won't give away too much right now, but I will share that it features TAC's beautiful Hemingway patterned paper and two stamp sets. The kit will have everything you need to create 16 cards (four of each design), have some patterned paper left to play with, and of course, two great stamp sets to add to your collection.
(here is a picture of the Hemingway paper)

I do need to give credit to a fellow TAC Angel, Heather Scott, for the wonderful idea of offering card kits. She does amazing work and you really need to check out her blog.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hostess Club Sneak Peak

I'm so excited! I've been able to form two Hostess Clubs and our first 'event' will be in October. I'm scheduling two separate nights for each group of six to come to my house to draw for their hostess month and to make a project. It's going to be a fun evening! The box pictured above is just one of the SIX items that they'll be making and taking home with them that evening. The projects will feature TAC's 'Circle Sampler' stamp set. I'll be sure to post more pictures later!

'Circle Sampler' stamp set
'Trust in the Lord' stamp set
Ink: VersaMagic - Perfect Plumeria, Thatched Straw and Turquoise Gem


I decided to try another design idea using the 2-5-7-10 bag idea. I used VersaMark to stamp holly leaves all over the green cardstock. You can click the picture to get a closer view. I have a feeling I'll be making a lot more of these fun bags! :)

'Spirit of Christmas' stamp set
VersaMark ink pad
Black StazOn
Heidi Swapp edge distresser
Gray Tombow Marker
misc. cardstock, ribbon and markers

Thursday, September 13, 2007

2-5-7-10 Bag

Well, I'm pulling out the Christmas stamps and paper. I have a couple of FUNshops coming up and the hostess' requested some Christmas themed projects. I came across a tutorial for a 2-5-7-10 box over at Taylor's blog and decided to try one out. I had made a 2-4-6-8 bag before, but I like this bag even better because it's bigger! :) I have some other plans brewing for this bag...but for now it'll work.

'Spirit of Christmas' stamp set
white VersaMagic Ink
misc.: white ribbon, red cardstock

Monday, September 10, 2007

And the Winner of the Blog Candy is...................

Angel Wilde!!! Congratulations!! Please email your address to me and I'll put the goodies in the mail.

Thank you to all that participated in the blog candy drawing. I enjoyed reading everyone's comments and also getting to check out your blogs! Such talented people!!

It's been quite a day and I need to call it quits. Have a great night everyone!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Blog Candy Anyone??

I thought it would be fun to give away some blog candy. To be entered into a drawing to win the goodies shown above just leave a comment on this post. I will announce the winner on Monday evening after 9pm (central time).

The goodies consist of:

-Two handmade cards that feature TAC's Wittle Bug set and A Little Whimsy paper
-Three, 3x3 cards with cute little 3-1/8" envelopes. For this set of cards I used 'Party Time' *** (a Level A Hostess set) and Blossom Builders
-Four, 4"x4" chip board coasters
-Four, 3-1/8" square envelopes for some of your 3x3 card creations
-One embellished clip magnet (also shown below)

Good luck!!

I got this clip magnet from the office supply isle at Wal-Mart.

***Are you interested in the 'Party Time' Set? By placing a minimum order of $100 through me you can choose among the 'Party Time' set and 3 other Level A Hostess sets for FREE! Besides getting a Level A set for free, you can also choose any item from the TAC catalog and have it for 'half-price'! It can be a stamp set, ink, even the Crop-a-dile or Big Shot die cutting machine. Please let me know if you're interested! Just a reminder, you must order directly through me (not my online TAC store) in order to receive your hostess benefits. If you don't have a TAC catalog yet, feel free to browse my online store!


I forgot to post the winner from my card challenge that I offer in my monthly stamping newsletter. The August winner was Diana Snead! Congratulations Diana!! The challenge was to use the masking technique that I shared in this post. You can view Diana's card below. Great job, Diana!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

New Cards

I designed these two cards for an upcoming school auction. A friend asked me if I'd like to donate something and I've been busy coming up with some fun stuff. I'm using Mia's Cottage 12x12 Cardstock Collection for all the projects.

I just got the o.k. from dh (dear husband) to get my Angel ECommerce site. So that means that in the future when I type something like 'Mia's Cottage 12x12 cardstock collection...' it will be a link that will take you right to the product in my TAC online store. How exciting!! I'll let you know when it's up and running.


Hostess Club Update

The six spots for my Hostess Club are filling up fast! If you'd like to be a part of this please let me know. FYI- the person who's name is drawn to be hostess in October will earn 'Double Hostess Rewards'!!!

Supplies (all TAC unless noted otherwise)

Car Card

Mia's Cottage patterned cardstock and reg. cardstock, p.18
'Let's Race' stamp set, p.59
2 large eyelets, Mia's Cottage Hardware, p.18
Prismacolor watercolor pencils p.122
Tombow blender pen p. 121

Sailboat Card

pink cardstock from Mia's Cottage Cardstock, p.18
misc. white and green cardstock
'Pull Up Anchor' stamp set, p.53
'Blossom Builders' stamp set, p.44
misc. pink gingham ribbon
Prismacolor watercolor pencils, p.122
Tombow blender pen, p.121

Sunday, September 2, 2007

3 x 3 Cards...Love 'em!

Here is another 3 x 3 card. The cardstock is from TAC's Hemingway 12x12 cardstock collection. It has been my favorite collection from the new catalog. There is a beautiful gold ribbon that comes in the Hemingway ribbon pack, but I'd already used it up. The ribbon I used here is some I had in my stash.

Supplies- (all TAC unless noted otherwise)
Hemingway 12x12 cardstock collection, p.15
Gold cardstock from Hemingway cardstock pack, p.15
sentiment from 'Tag Tidbits' stamp set, p. 76
twiggy stamped image from 'Deco Designs' stamp set, p. 19
ribbon, misc.

Hostess Club

I plan to start a Hostess Club in October. It will be 6 people, 6 months, $20 each month. When it's your turn to be hostess your $20 will be waived so that you can use that money to take advantage of the hostess half price items! Also, if you are in one of my hostess clubs you will receive a current TAC catalog for free (if you've already purchased one from me I will give you a $5 credit), and a special discount when you take any classes that I offer. Even if you don't live near me, I'd love for you to be a part of my Hostess Club.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Birthday Card

I made this card for another swap I was in. The paper is from TAC's Lilly Anna 12 x12 cardstock collection. Beautiful, beautiful paper.

Supplies all TAC-
Lilly Anna 12 x 12 Cardstock p. 14
'Party Time' stamp set, level A Hostess set, p. 7
Prismacolor watercolor pencils p.122
Gray Tombow pen p.120
Tombow Blender Pen p.121
blue brads

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

3 x 3 Fun

I recently signed up for a 3x3 card swap on the Paper Wings forum. I've honestly never made a 3x3 card and it was a lot of fun. I ordered square envelopes and they arrived today....the 3x3 cards fit perfectly. They are so cute!

Supplies: (TAC unless stated otherwise)
Party Time - level A hostess set p. 7
Blossom Builders p. 44 (I used the small solid circle to make the background)
VersaMark ink p.118
Black StazOn ink p.118
Gray Tombow pen p.120
Tombow Blender pen p.121
Prismacolor watercolor pencils p.122
misc. cardstock

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Creating Keepsakes Convention

I was able to attend the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Tulsa, OK. Myself and 21 other ladies loaded a bus and left from Joplin, MO, Saturday morning. Our day consisted of shopping at three scrapbook stores, attending the CK convention and having dinner at Casa Viva. My mother-in-law, Kathy, my sister-in-law, Nikki, and my friend Diana were all able to go along. They all had a blast.

Several of the gals on the trip are members of the HSS message board. It was so much fun getting to meet them in real life!

The highlight of my time at the convention was meeting two Angels that were running the TAC booth. Their names are Jen Bluestein and Angela Miller and their booth was amazing!

I've had a really late night. I've completed three sets of swap cards in two days...I should've had these done sooner, but that's how things go sometimes, right? Here is one of the cards that I'm shipping off tomorrow. I'll save the other one for later.

Supplies- (all TAC unless stated otherwise)

patterned paper from Hemingway p.15 - for the paper pieced leaf
'Lagoon' card stock from the Hemingway cardstock pack p. 15
'Sahara Sand' ink p. 118
Black StazOn p. 118
Seasonal Scribbles stamp set p. 67
ribbon and off-white cardstock misc.
Culuzzle square template for window cut-out p. 114

Sunday, August 19, 2007


My Catalog Reveal was a big success yesterday. 12 ladies attended and I feel that they each had a really good time. I think one of their favorite projects was the frame that is pictured below. I created this just for the reveal party. I'm hoping to take some pictures of each of their individual frames because they were all so creative! A big thank you to all who attended yesterday!

I also want to share that TAC is having an great special during the month of October. If you host a FunShop during the month of October you will received DOUBLE hostess rewards and those that attend your party can earn DOUBLE Gift's with Puchase. If you don't live near me and would like to have a catalog party instead, please let me know!! This is a great opportunity!

Supplies: all supplies from TAC unless stated otherwise

4 inch coaster (not TAC)
Mia's Cottage paper p.18

Stamp sets- 'Label Words' p.75 and 'About A Boy' p.75
Misc. ribbon

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Congrats Nicole!!!

I want to welcome one of TAC's newest Angels, Nicole Dean!!! Woo-hoo!! Nicole is a good friend and co-worker of mine. She is very crafty and makes wonderful cards, mini albums, scrapbook pages, you name it! I'm so excited for her to join TAC and to be my very first downline! I look forward to working with her. Be sure to hop on over to her blog and say hello and congrats!

As promised, here is another card made with TAC's 'Circle Sampler' set. I have to admit that it took me a few tries to get a straight row of images for this card, but it was so worth it. Once I got going and had the placement right, it became easier for me to stamp a straight row. Please don't click on this for a closer image just to inspect it....I'm serious!! You better not! :) I'm such a perfectionist and I should know better than to attempt a card like this, but the 'Circle Sampler' is perfect for this.
Supplies: (all stamps from TAC)
'Circle Sampler' stamp set p.84
'Thanks' senitment from 'Sentiments' set p.78
Lt. pink and dk. pink cardstock from DCWV Brights paper pack p. 113
white cardstock
Claret Palette ink p. 119

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

'Circle Sampler'

This card was super easy to make. I used TAC's 'Circle Sampler' stamp set. It was the first set I put on my list after I got my new catalog. There are 23 stamps in this set and the possibilities for the set are endless!! I have to keep this post short. I started back to school this week and I've got to get to bed at a decent time. The kiddos come on Thursday...I'll be busy finishing up my room and lesson plans tomorrow. Where did the summer go??

I will post another 'Circle Sampler' card tomorrow. Have a great night!


Stamps (TAC) 'Circle Sampler' p. 84
sentiment from 'Be Authentic' p. 77

blue cardstock from DCWV Brights paper pad p. 113
white cardstock
pink ribbon
Palette Spot inks- Claret, Chartreuse, and Beaux Arts Blue p. 119

Cha Cha

Cha Cha is one of TAC's newest 12 x 12 cardstock collections! I love these vibrant colors. This fun little accordian fold book is an idea that comes from a magazine put out from Creating Keepsakes called Easy Patterns for Scrapbookers. I love this magazine! There are 136 projects created from 23 patterns. All the materials and cutting instructions are given.


Just a reminder that my Catalog Reveal party is THIS Saturday from 1-3pm. Click this link for more details!!

Supplies used for accordian book:

Cha Cha pattern cardstock from TAC p.10
red bazzill cardstock for base
bookplate (a sheet of tags and bookplates are included with the Cha Cha paper pack!)
brads and ribbon
word stamp from TAC's 'Label Words' set p. 75
flower images were cut from a sheet of the Cha Cha paper (fyi...there is a stamp set that coordinates with the Cha Cha set!! I don't have it yet, but it's on p. 10 of the new catalog!!)

Do you have a TAC catalog yet? Why not?? They are just $5 each! If you would like to purchase one please contact me!