Sunday, November 30, 2008

New Mini Albums

I'm participating in a Holiday Expo this Thursday and I've been busy making items to sell. I designed some new mini albums that feature TAC's Reece paper. Each SWIC set of paper comes with a sheet of awesome tags. They were a lot of fun to use on this project. If you're interested in making your own album, be sure to check out my supply list at the end of this post. The links will take you to my online TAC store. If you want to receive customer or hostess rewards, you will need to place your order directly through me and not my online store. Just something to remember.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Chris and I celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary today!! Here's a fun little post from last year and a new post and some pics at my blog.

I love you, Chris!!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Cards

I did a little creating yesterday and came up with some fun cards. I used non-TAC papers, but the stamps are TAC. I did a little paper piercing on each card. I just love the look of paper piercing!
This card measures 5-1/4" x 4". I used 'Happy Birthday' from Trendy Greetings.

This is a 3x3 card. I folded a bitty Bazzill blossom in half and tucked it under the sentiment. This sentiment comes from one of TAC's Level A hostess sets.

These little cards measure 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" and fit inside some little sacks that I found in the scrapbook section at Wal-Mart. The 'thanks' sentiment comes from TAC's October SOTM.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Birthday Wishes

Now I can show you what I gave him for his birthday...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blog Hop!!

Blog Challenge #2

I'm part of a blog challenge that was created by a fellow TAC Angel, Melisa. Participants were to use one of the following stamps sets from The Angel Company - Joy of Christmas and Holly Swirls.

Be sure to check out all of the following blogs to see some wonderful creations using these stamps sets!!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Joy Christmas Card

I've got a card to share with you real quick. I'll be demonstrating this card at a FunShop next Tuesday. It's a quick and easy card! I just love TAC's circle stamp sets and how they coordinate so well with the scallop circle and regular circle punches. I used 'Christmas Circles' for this card.

I feel that this card is still needing a little something...I'm not totally satisfied with it yet. What are your thoughts?

The details- I stamped my images with Landscape green Palette ink. I colored the little berries with my red Tombow marker and I added Crystal Stickles to the snowflake in the middle. (you can see it much better in person) I also added some pop dots under the snowflake image to add a bit of dimension.

Christmas Circles stamp set
red and green Bazzill cardstock
Red Tombow marker
white cardstock
Landscape Palette Ink

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mini Pizza Box

I've seen these little 'Pizza Boxes' on other blogs and I decided to try making one. I used my Scor-Pal and found a great mini pizza box tutorial at the Scor-Pal site. These boxes are so quick and easy to make! I nugget box is still my favorite right now, but the Pizza box is pretty cute, too. :)


Reece SWIC patterned paper
Aqua Bazzill Cardstock
Mega Scalloped Oval Punch
Super Jumbo Oval Punch
Gold ribbon
Trendy Greetings

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tagged...3 Times!!

I've been tagged three times and need to take a minute to recognize the wonderful crafter/bloggers that tagged me.

I was given the above award by Bridgett and Barb. Thank you, ladies!!

Bridgett wrote, 'These 5 bloggers are my dear friends, serve to inspire me and help me find my way when I get a little lost. They all deserve the award!'

Barb wrote, 'Sarah is a 'Jill-of-all-trades'!! Her craftiness is not just bound to paper, and the linky is for her all-crafts blog... great stuff from paper to felting to quilting... fun stuff!'

Thank you Bridgett and Barb!!!


I was also tagged by Suzanne. I hang out with her and some other great crafters at the HSS forum...when I can find time. I've been pretty scarce lately!!

8 T.V. shows I like to watch:

2. Heroes
3. Big Bang Theory
4. Stargate SG1
5. Battlestar
6. Lost

8 Favorite Restaurants:

1. Johnny Carino's
2.El Pueblito
3. Olive Garden
4. Ruby Tuesday
5. Logan's Roadhouse
6. Rib Crib
7. McDonald's :)
8. Taco Bell

8 Things that happened last night:

1. unpacked my supplies from teaching a workshop
2. ate pancackes for supper
4. watched an episode of Stargate SG1
5. finished up my party order from the workshop
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?

8 Things I'm looking forward to:

1. Thanksgiving Break!
2. Christmas
3. Going to Branson for Christmas for the Blackwell Family Christmas
4. the weekend
5. working at my craft desk after work

8 Things on my Wish List:

1. to have a good school year with my kindergartners
2. for my hubby to do well with his teaching classes
3. for my mom to get healthy again
4. have a child
5. to enjoy my stamp business and not let it stress me out
6. to enjoy life
7. ?
8. ?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

8x8 Layout

I offered a layout challenge in the October newsletter that I send out to my stamping customers. I told them that I'd be making a page, too. Here it is! I'm very intimidated by scrapbooking, but I find great inspiration from That's where I got the layout for this challenge.

I love the scrapbook pages that have a white or light colored background and then have the bulk of the layout focused right in the center. I pulled out my sewing machine for this page. I had to go slower as I went over the photo. The added thickness wanted to make my stitches really small. I used TAC's Mimi SWIC paper for this layout. I love the pinks and greens!!


Mimi patterned paper
cream cardstock
misc. flowers and brads

sewing machine

green thread

QuickKuts alphabet dies (sorry...can't remember the name of the set!)