Sunday, April 27, 2008


Check out this fun birthday card! I used TAC's Something's Fishy stamp set. This little fish looks like it has some attitude and it makes me laugh.

My VersaMark didn't create a very good watermark on this green paper, so I used Landscape Palette ink instead and I think it worked out pretty good.

I created this card for a 'limited supply' challenge over at PW. A couple of things we had to follow were to include a faux ribbon and only use black ink. I used Cha Cha paper for my faux ribbon and thought it added just the right touch to the card, but if you recall, I mentioned that I used 'Landscape' to make my watermark...I was only aloud to use black ink! So, that put me out of the challenge- but that's ok because I still ended up with a great card. I'll have to try again with next weeks challenge and pay closer attention to the rules! :)

Something's Fishy
Landscape Palette ink
StazOn ink
Cha Cha SWIC paper
purple and green cardstock
Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
Tombow Blender

Friday, April 25, 2008


I just discovered that I'm in a treasury at (My item is the brightly colored shop name is LadyGil. ) A treasury is "a member curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items." It's just cool to know that someone out there chose one of my items to feature. Etsy is a big, big place with thousands of items for sale!

This is the second treasury that I've been in...that I've known of. I just learned that there will be a yellow start by the treasury if you have an item featured in it- and you must be logged in, of course, to see the star.

Before I go- here is a card that I created for a sketch challenge over at PW. Angie is in charge of the sketch challenges and I'm having so much fun with them!

Uptown Girl patterned paper
Be Authentic stamp set
black cardstock
black paperclip
black and white gingham ribbon

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

These two cards feature the 'Lattice' technique using the Scor-Pal. This is such a fun technique. It takes a little patience, but the results are well worth it. I don't have a tutorial to show you, but I'll explain the basics of the technique.

I put my white core cardstock textured-side down on my Scor-Pal. I scored at half an inch all the way around- giving me a 'box' to work in. Then I turned my cardstock diagonally and scored at half and inch all the way across, being sure to stay inside my 'boxed' area. Then I turned my cardstock the other direction so that I could score again to create the lattice look. All that was left was to run my sanding block over the raised lines and I was done. You can also leave it un-sanded and it looks just as beautiful.

Supplies for 'Thanks' Card
Robin's Egg 2 DCWV cardstock (white core)
misc. white and brown cardstock
Burnt Umber Palette Ink
Supplies for 'Bug' Card
Blue 3 DCWV cardstock (white core)
Pink 1 DCWV cardstock
misc. white cardstock
black and white gingham ribbon

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wow! I've been so busy lately and I just haven't had time to post. I was in Pennsylvania last weekend visiting family and I'm heading to Branson this weekend to the Women of Joy conference. I will have my last Hostess Club this month and then I plan to take a couple of months off from the 'business' aspect of TAC. I need a little break and some time to just create for me.

My trip to Pennsylvania was amazing! I traveled with my younger sister, Samantha. We got to watch my cousin perform the lead role in his high school musical, 'Oklahoma'. He played 'Curly' and did an outstanding job. My uncle Kevin is the Executive pastor and aunt KyAnne is the Children's Director at Pocono Community Church. They've been there since this past summer. Right now, their church is 'portable'. They rent out a big high school and have to set up every Sat. night. They are in the process of building a church and it should be done by Christmas. It was awesome to get to go to one of their services.

After church on Sunday, we traveled in to New York! I'd never been to New York and I loved every minute of it. I think my favorite part was riding the subway. I don't know why- I just thought it was cool. I'd love to go back sometime and watch a broadway musical.

Well, thanks for reading. I hope to be back soon with some paper crafting projects!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Matchbook Notepad

This is a matchbook notepad that I made to demonstrate at my March FunShops. My matchbook was cut and scored the same as the matchbook in this post. The name of the stamp set I used is Enchanted Florals.

The stamps are all open and I used a black pen to color in different areas. I love how it looks on the red cardstock.

I placed a few pieces of white typing paper inside the matchbook. I used my perforator blade to perforate each page for easy tearing. I thing it would have been difficult to tear out otherwise.

Enchanted Florals
black pen
red textured cardstock
black ribbon
white typing paper