Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Quick and easy

Here is a very simple Christmas card. The penguin is from the Perky Penguin set from TAC. I love this set... wait until you see the others! Colored with Prismacolor pencils. And I used my only scallop punch. LOL Sickles gives it a little bling, bling.

I have been so busy- with the kids, the house, laundry, church, cards, and making a couple little things-that I need to get some good pictures of, because I know you are gonna like them.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!!
Until later~

Friday, November 16, 2007

Next week

I am so excited about Thanksgiving!! I love that holiday!! I love time with family, football, and FOOD!! This will be the first year since we have been married that I won't be cooking the turkey dinner. We are headed to my mom's for the day. (This lady goes completely overboard on food!!LOL)
As a child we always headed to our grandparents for the weekend. This time of year memories always come flooding back. I really miss WV in the fall.
We know what happens on Friday morning also. SHOPPING- I have never done the early morning Black Friday shopping. I used to work retail, and I don't miss it a bit this time of year.
I am hoping to have all of my shopping done before next weekend.
We picked up the kids a table and chairs to go with their kitchen they got last year. TRU only had one set left with the green top, this years kitchen has the red "counter" tops, and all of the tables-except one of the displays had red. Hunter was so excited, when we got home daddy tried to tell him that Santa had to take it back to his work shop to get it all cleaned and ready for Christmas morning. He went and got a washcloth and told me he could clean the brand new table. Daddy again tried to tell him Santa would bring it back in a couple of weeks. Well, the lip started to quiver, and then the tears were streaming down his face. He looked so pitiful!! Mommy's heart broke! So, last night Hunter and Hailey had a blast playing with the new table and chairs- after Hunter cleaned it. LOL This will be the first year we will have to shop in shifts. LOL
I am going to leave you bargain hunters with a little link-Black Friday. Hope you all find tons of deals.
Until later~

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Adhesive run down

Can you believe I am out of adhesive? I am in the middle of 30 of the Create a card kits for kids and I am out of Tombow!!!
I'm asked a lot what my favorite adhesive is......
I think a better question is what DON'T I use. LOL I use a little bit of everything- except glue sticks. For some reason they never work for me, could it be the humidity here in Columbus?
I LOVE Tombow- the tape runner (Buy it by the case) and the Mono Multi. The Mono totally rocks!!! You use a very thin line and it will hold several layers of heavy card stock. It dries clear. It lasts a looong time.
The tape runner is quick and easy, but sometimes with layers of heavy (Bazzill or DCWV) cardstock they will pop loose. Covers a lot of area quickly.
The 2 way pens are excellent for my Quickutz die cuts. I can use them on those tiny little pieces. I have the broader flat tipped one and the ink pen tipped one.
Designer dries clear- I just started using this stuff- Love it too. Again, a little goes a looong way.
Glue dots, I like these for ribbon. (Not good in the carpet though- just ask Hunter.LOL)
Pop dots- for when you want the "pop" something off your page.
Stapler, I use it for ribbon and embellishments. Regular staples, colored, or the wider ones... they are all good.
E6000- just bought this one, I haven't got to play with it yet. I "plan" to make those cute jumbo paperclips.
Xyron- I only have the little one, so I have to cut down all the paper to use in it. It is also nice for die cuts. (Note to self- buy refill ASAP!!)
I would love to get my grubby mitts on one of those ATGs!!! Those look so cool, I have only heard good things about them.

Until later~

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Oopsie Daisy and Perky Penguins

This is a birthday card using the Oopsie Daisy stamp set from TAC. (I will be so sad to see it retire at the end of the year!!) I think it would also make a beautiful Christmas card. The cardstock is from the DCWV Brights stack. I colored the flowers with Prismacolor pencils and the colorless blender. I used a scallop punch and stickles to finish the card. I Love stickles- they come in may colors and they are the perfect way to add a little bling to your projects. I don't get as many stray sparkles all over me when I use the stickles. LOL

The next card I am sharing was from the Mystery swap the Mary hosted. She stamped off the images from TAC stamp sets and sent to everyone. We all started with the same image, but we each added our own twist. I think this was the most fun I had with a swap. Thank you Mary!!!

I got to play with 2 different images, one was from the Tickled pink set- a flamingo wearing a bikini- how funny! The other is a set I have had my eye on since the new catalogue came out. Perky penguins- even if you are not a penguin fan you will love these little guys.

Here is my Perky Penguin card- This one is the "prototype" LOL The ones I sent back were just slightly different. This is a Tent card, it measures 4.5x 4.5 (the light blue is actually the card base) and the image sticks above the top to make it a standard A2 card. I colored the image with Tombow Markers and the blender. The snow hills are torn paper and the edges were inked. (On the ones sent in I added stickles.) The whole image was inked up with Versamark and embossed with Holographic embossing powder. IRL It shimmers, just like a frosty morning. I finished up by using a loopy brad and a little ribbon.
Until later~

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sharing a Christmas card

This is a card I whipped together last night. I bought this set (Silhouette Nativity from TAC) a couple of months ago, and I just was not happy with anything I did with it. On Saturday I decided to try embossing it. Well, a little trip to the LSS to get Copper embossing powder was in store. I love looking (and buying) all the new pretty things. Anyhoo, so last night I get a couple of minutes, I knew I HAD to use the Amelia paper and cardstock from TAC. These papers are so beautiful, honestly I hated to cut them. I would have been happy enough to just frame them. LOL The strip of beautiful paper at the bottom of the card is on the inside, the front of the card has a torn edge to let the paper inside show through. The night sky stamp from the Silhouette Nativity set was inked with Pallette Burnt Umber and stamped twice across the middle. Two 1/2" card stock strips frame the double matted embossed image. I used the Burnt Umber ink pad to distress my edges. I finished off my matted image with Tan Scrapper's floss, and adhered it to the card with pop dots to give it an extra dimension. I have decided that I either need to place another TAC order (Oh, darn! *Chuckle*) or head to the Local Scrap book store to buy a darker color floss. I can only imagine how that would really stand out against the Ivory paper.
November is a continuation of DOUBLE Hostess benefits!! What does that mean, it means lots of good things coming your way. Host a FUNshop with $100 in merchandise sales and you get 2 Half priced items- your choice- from ANYTHING in the catalogue. YES, even the The Big Shot can be yours for half price. =) Merchandise purchases of as little as $30 gets you two free stamps from the Gift with Purchase stamps on page 5.
Until later~

Saturday, November 3, 2007

November News

Can you believe it is November already? October was such a busy month for us, it is nice to slow down a little. I know I am just catching my breath before the Holidays.

Are you ready for some new stamps and some GREAT deals from The Angel Company? Well, here goes.....

November Stamp of the Month.

Button Words set of 12 for Only $6.95. (Value $10.95.)
*With a $30 merchandise purchase.

Vintage Set- Ginger Joy set of 1 for only $4.25. (Value $5.95.)
*With a $30 merchandise purchase.

The best news is that you only need to make one qualifying purchase to buy both sets at these fantastic prices!! But, you need to hurry, these sets will not be available after November 30, 2007!!

merrywords set of 34 • retail value $19.95

Make the most of your creative crafting this holiday season
with this exclusive Merry Stamping Special* offered by
theangelcompany™. Available from November 1st—30th,
this fabulously festive kit can solve your holiday papercrafting
needs for a very low price!
Just in time for the holidays the Merry Stamping Special*
includes our exclusive Merry Wishes™ Soar With It Collection
and our Limited Edition Merry Words Stamp Set! (Merry Words
will be retired on December 1st and will no longer be available
for purchase, so pick up your set today!)

November 1st—30th, 2007
Merry Stamping Special
NOV10 $29.95*
Kit Includes:
Merry Wishes™ Soar With It Collection
Merry Words Limited Edition Stamp Set

*The retail value of the Merry Wishes™ Special is $39.90. The Merry Words Limited Edition Stamp Set is only available in this
Special offer. Merry Words will not be available after November 30, 2007. No other special offers or discounts apply.
Until later~