Monday, August 31, 2009
The original card had a bird on it but I didn't think the bird fit the card that well. Doesn't it look like the ladybug is trying to flee?
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Pop Rockz SWIC
Watercolor Plants stamp
Bordeaux, Chartreuse and Noir PH inks
Lime Green scrappers floss
I rather like it! What do you think?? And I didn't feel like making any more Christmas cards for now. LOL!
Friday, August 28, 2009
I've probably made 30 of these. Each rug takes about 20 pair of jeans as only the backs of the legs are good enough to use. The knees on the fronts usually are just too worn to hold up under use, much less making. I sell these for $60 plus shipping, insurance, and delivery confirmation. In case you need a great Christmas gift contact me! I'll even include a gift card.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Aren't these hearts just too cool! These are from a large set of 15. And the gorgeous tag sample on the page (you can see the very top corner in the pic) is just too cool! And the cool heart border, the 3 other hearts, all the great text stamps, WOW!
So, have you been enjoying the teasers? Are you wanting this great Inspiration Avenue? There is so much more in it, great samples, Stamping with Brush Markers, Color Matters, gift projects, picture frames using coasters, a gift book planner, ornaments, and 4 new project cards and more!! Contact me for your copy. I have 13 left!!
Monday, August 24, 2009
I used Reece SWIC, cardstock, and ribbon for this card. And our hostess level B Thinking of You set.
Here you can see that I used my Stardust Clear Gelly pen over the top of the Burnt Umber PH ink for the text. I really like how it pops! I used just a plain stapler & staple on the ribbon. Some of the most common office supplies do great as embellishments on your cards or scrapbook pages!
Both cards use Reece SWIC and cardstock. I really need to replenish my stock as I'm getting way low of this gorgeous paper!!! This top card also uses Inspirational Sayings set (don't you love this phrase?) stamped with Noir PH ink on a tag from the SWIC pack and Reece ribbon. A simple design yet it has a flair about it.
This card is a bit more complicated as I used a circle cutter, the Giga Scallop circle punch, the Mega Circle punch, and 2 sizes of small hole punches. The poinsettia stamp is retired - I used it because it fit the circle so nice. The Merry Christmas is from our Hostess Level C set called Thinking Of You.
I colored the poinsettia with Prismacolor H2O pencils and my Niji Aqua Flow brush. I plan on making a set of cards using these papers and either sell them or make a gift with them. I think they're turning out real cool. Maybe I should open an Etsy store and sell some of my other crafts. I also make rugs and various papercraft products. Anyway, do you have your Christmas cards done? Don't procrastinate!! You'll be sorry! LOL!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
How about this Vintage Santa! Isn't it just great!! This fairly large stamp (approx. 3 1/2" x 3 5/8") would be great to color with chalks, pencils, watercolors or whatever! He's one in a set of 6. There's also a great background stamp and 3 phrases!
How do you like these sneaks so far? I have one more teaser for you to celebrate Valentine's Day or an anniversary or just to say I love you. Stay tuned!!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
This stamp is one of 10 in the set called Hedgehog Halloween. It's on page 16 of our new Inspiration Avenue which sells for $17.95 (plus shipping). It's definitely on my wish list. There's even a hedgehog with and I.R.S. briefcase and tie. Now that's SCARY!!!
Stay tuned for a couple more sneaks!!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
D-706 Extra Jumbo Flower 1 1/4" $12.95
D-707 Super Jumbo Flower 1 3/4" $14.95
The 12 x 12" cardstock is from our DCWV brights cardstock stack and I used the old Mimi SWIC for layering. The stamped images are from Twinkle Toes and her name is made from the Swirly Bet. I used Noir PH ink for all the stamping. Coloring is by Prismacolor Pencils. I also used Lime Green and White scrappers floss (forgot to twist before photographing the page), yellow and green buttons, and florals. Now, isn't my granddaughter just the cutest thing?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Inspiration Avenue, will be in my hands around this weekend! You can start ordering out of it Sept. 1! We've been asked by TAC™ not to give sneak peeks so you'll have to wait until the Magalogue is available but I'm sure you'll be excited with the 42 new sets!! I am!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This layout is from a challenge to us Paper Cuts members on Paper Wings, a site that us "angels" use to promote TAC products with a cool gallery and fun stuff. The stamps I used are from Unexpected Joys, a Hostess level A set and Watercolor Plants. I also used my Coluzzle Nested Circles (now discontinued by manufacturer - darn!) and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also used black & white cardstocks, and this yellowish orange that I have in my stock.
Here is a close up of the lower right corner. I colored my white scrappers floss with the Mango Madness to make it match. How cool is that!
Monday, August 17, 2009
I started with a black card base and built upon that. I layered orange and purple from the DCWV Neutrals cardstock stack and stamped this flower from Watercolor Plants with Versamark ink then sanded. I then distressed all the edges. The Halloween is a retired GWP stamp inked with Noir and edged with Orangerie on a scrap of white cardstock before distressing. The ribbon is from my stash. This is about as "spooky" as I get. What do you think??
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Supplies: Designer paper and matching cardstock (I used Cha Cha SWIC and CS)
Embellishments and stamps of choice (I used an Ava felt flower, white & lime green scrappers floss, and a button, and text is from Tag Tidbits in Noir PH ink, and a purple brad)
I cut my cardstock to 8 1/2" x 11" and scored at 2 1/2" and 6" as shown.
I turned my cardstock and scored at 3 1/2", 7 3/4" (move left side of paper to 1/4" and score at 8"), and 10".
Now cut a piece of designer paper to 3 3/8" x 4 3/8". Attach this to the front center. It will be on the front side of the marked section shown below.
Mark 1 3/4" down from center panel top score line and 1/4" in on each side as shown. Use your kraft knife and cut a slit through both papers. I reinforced my cut with scotch tape before cutting.
Fold on all score lines. Use your bone folder to get good, crisp folds.
Tuck the short end into the long end to form a triangle as show. I did not use any adhesive here as it holds quite well.
Create the pen holder by cutting another piece of D.P. to 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and score every 1/2". Adhere a flap to make a box and adhere to top of note holder as shown in first picture. Embellish! You can make a matching pen to complete the look.
Now, let's see you make one!! If you're one of my downline or a customer I would love to post a picture of yours on my blog!!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I used Mega Scallop Oval punch and Super Jumbo Scallop Oval punches here. I also used Bookoo Blessings for some of my text.
Here I used my Scor-Pal to create the grid on the left and a Scallop Square "nestie" by Spellbinders for the photo holder on the right. The "cheers" is from Tag Tidbits.
Another journaling spot made with Just a Note, and the hand is from a set now retired called Interact. I can't remember the set that has the text on the right page. Darn!
The "family" is from a retired set called No Place Like Home. It is embossed with white powder.
Here is another journaling spot from Just a Note and Bookoo Blessings text. I really like how this turned out but so many of these sets retired when our new Inspiration Book came out the end of June. Could that have been a problem... hmmm..... Anyway, I guess I need to make another as I purchased 2 of these little albums. The problem, where is it???
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I used a Hostess Level B set called Unexpected Joys. You can get this great set FREE with a net order of $250 (don't forget we're doing double awards now, too). I also used Amelia SWIC, cardstock, and hardware. The ribbon is the Amberly Grace gold and I used Raw Sienna and Jardin Moss PH inks. I used a scrap of white cardstock for the bird.
In the closeup here you can see that I embossed the green with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Really gives a great effect! Oh, I used my Crop-a-Dile to do the flat-top eyelets! Love that tool!
As you know as of January 1, 2010, our minimum sales requirement is scheduled to go to $200 per quarter. I would like you to know that we are updating this policy. As of January 1, 2010, our minimum sales requirement will be $100 per quarter and will stay $100 per quarter until January 1, 2011.
That's right! 2010 = a minimum sales requirement of $100 per quarter
2011 = a minimum sales requirement of $200 per quarter
Our hope is that we can encourage you to start stretching your wings and discover that you CAN achieve anything you set your mind to.
This is from Mischelle Smith, the owner and CEO of TAC™! So, if you're ready to fly remember we do have the paper only special going on. Email me for more information!!
Oh, and we have a winner for last month's drawing from our state of Arizona and the city of Sierra Vista (only 80 miles from me)!! It's Debra Lao! I don't know her but I think it's pretty cool that the winner lives relatively near!
This brown album was my starting point. I purchased it at a Stamp convention in Tucson.
Here is the decorated cover. I used our retired Sunflower Botanical stamp, another retired stamp but I can't remember the name of the set, Amelia SWIC and cardstock, and Burnt Umber PH ink.
Here's a closeup of the flower. I colored the flower with Prismacolor Pencils then used Crystal Lacquer in the center. The blue in the center is actually a reflection of a window.
The pages are in little clear sleeves which I think are pretty cool!
This page shows Just a Note for journaling. I will post the 2nd half soon! Even though I didn't win I still really like this little album. I wonder what TAC™ will do with it.....