Two New Cards - Finally!

11/17/2010 11:57:00 PM Edit This 5 Comments »

Well, my friends, I have been missing in action for quite some time. Sometimes life just gets in the way. Today I have two cards for you. Both are made with TAC Angelee CS. One was made using the "Anchor to the Soul" set from TAC, and colored with my Copics. The other was made with the "Be Lifted" stamp set. I love them both! I hope that you like these cards.

New TAC Promotions - What a Great Deal!

10/21/2010 09:49:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
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Hey Everybody - I'm Back!

8/31/2010 10:58:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
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Click to see the delightful stamps in this bundle!

I am finally back. Such a crazy-busy spring and summer. I will be posting some fun projects in the next few days, so be on the lookout. I will also tell you about my amazing Angels retreat! But for now, I have some sweet deals for you. As a demonstrator for The Angel Company (TAC), I get some sneak peeks at what is coming in the next amazing catalog supplement. This time, though, I get to share it with you. This special preview bundle even includes a Level C Hostess Set (that would normally require a $500 FunShop)! You can order this pack and all of the gorgeous Angel Company Products from me at Be sure to contact me with any questions.


5/27/2010 11:12:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »

Tomorrow is a special day for so many reasons. First of all, it is my daughter's 28th birthday. She is my first-born and has had so many struggles in her life. She has overcome many obstacles to be where she is today, and I am so proud of her strength, grace, and courage. Later I will post some pics from her celebration.

It is also a special day because I am meeting a friend for breakfast. She now lives out of state and is visiting her family for the weekend. I haven't seen her for many years, but we recently reconnected on facebook. I can't wait to see her and to catch up. She is also a scrapbooker and a cardmaker. I made this little card for her. The image is one that I had in a stash of stamped images, and I colored it using Prismacolor pencils. The background CS is from the DCWV Pocket Full of Posies stack. The sentiment is from TAC. I hope that my friend likes it!

I've also entered this at the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog Challenge #54: Bright and Cheerful. You should check out all of the fun creations there!

SPCC #49

5/24/2010 12:46:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 5 Comments »

This week's color combo at Samantha's SPCC is so bright and joyful. You should check out the fun examples from the talented designers. And Samantha always has a wonderful prize for the winner of the challenge, so why don't you see what you can come up with?

I made this fun Father's Day project for my DH, using a pattern I got from Heather (although I made a few impromptu changes - a.k.a. mistakes). The stamps are from TAC's Celebrate Him and That Guy sets. I made the pattern paper from white CS and a swirl stamp using three different colors of ink. The small shaped tags were cut using Nestabilities Label 1 (also available from TAC). If you like what you see, be sure to check out my TAC website!

SPCC #47 and Heather's Sketch #113

5/10/2010 01:20:00 AM Posted In , Edit This 4 Comments »
I thought that I'd sneak in a card here in the midst of a crazy-busy schedule. Just gave me a chance to create a bit. This week is finals week for me. I teach 5 classes, and will have about 200 final exams to grade. I will need to take a few creativity breaks! As if things weren't mad enough, I have managed to catch a miserable cold (I still don't know why we say "catch", because I sure didn't pursue it). I know, I know, do I want some cheese with that whine? Maybe I need to call a whaaaa-mbulance. Whatever!

This little card uses the SPCC color combo #47: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, and Bermuda Bay - gorgeous combo, in my book! You should really see what you can come up with for this combo and enter it over at Samantha's blog. She always has a lovely prize for the winner! For this card, I used Heather's sketch #113. She has a new sketch every week. I love all of the layers on this sketch. To make it more fun, I added a lot of texture with Cuttlebug folders. I cut the little label shape with my new favorite Nestabilities, and the stamped image is from The Angel Company (TAC). It is from the set Everyday Cuties - a huge set with lots of adorable images. I got it in my starter set from TAC, and I can't wait to use more of them. I colored the image with watercolor pencils, and then used a water brush - fun, fun, fun!

Well, I hope that you'll check out those other blogs. And no matter how busy you are, take a little time for yourself!

I'm an Angel, and I'm So Excited!

4/28/2010 07:50:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »
My new stamps all ready to be used!
A small sampling of my stamp sets in their CD cases.
My amazing box of stuff ready to be sorted!

Yesterday was like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one! Why, you ask (you know you did)? Well, yesterday was the day I got my starter pack to be an Angel with The Angel Company (TAC)! For those of you who are not familiar with TAC, it is a wonderful company that sells delightful stamps, paper, and other products for rubber stamping and paper crafting. If you have looked at my blog before, you will see some of their wonderful stamps. I will soon be set up on-line so that you can buy their wonderful products or host a funshop to earn great hostess gifts (it only takes a $100 funshop to qualify for gifts).

My starter set had 10 different stamps sets (that I got to select), two paper pads, three paper packs, acrylic blocks, ink, die cuts, chipboard, cardstock, markers, and all of the catalogs and forms that I need to get started! I can't wait to start sharing projects with you.

I'll start a bit slow at first because of this little thing I call a job (yup, as I mentioned before, the semester is winding down and it is almost time for a break). I am also trying to get a little organized (although, I really need to get a lot organized). Actually, I already got a start last night by getting all of my stamps mounted on cling and put away in CD cases. That is how I store all of my stamps, because they take up a lot less space and it's easier to find what I'm looking for.

Well, maybe some of the grading can wait so I can play with my wonderful new stuff!

Sorry That I Have Been Gone So Long!

4/26/2010 10:04:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 4 Comments »
Oh dear! It's nearly the end of the semester for me. Less than two weeks left of classes, then finals, and then grading, grading, and more grading! It is a good thing that I love my job so much! But I am looking forward to a few weeks off before I start teaching summer school.
I did manage to sneak in a little time to create a card for SPCC #45 (although I was supposed to have this to Samantha a week ago - she has the patience of a saint). Check out her blog for a great combo challenge every week (with a wonderful prize for the winner). This card was made with Heather's Sketch #111, which is really fun. The embossing on this card was done with a Cuttlebug folder (gotta love 'em), and the shape was cut with the Nestabilities Label 1 (oh, yeah - love that too!). The stamped background on the label is from TAC Sprigs and the sentiment is from a hostess set.
I'll be back soon with more creations and an exciting announcement (well, it's exciting for me).

SPCC #43 - Want to Fly

4/12/2010 09:10:00 PM Posted In Edit This 9 Comments »
Samantha has another bright and happy Color Combo Challenge for you (with a great prize to be won). This little card uses one of my favorite stamp sets from The Angel Company (TAC), which is called Want to Fly. It has several other image stamps, all of which are absolutely beautiful. The sparkle on this card was added by using the Stardust Clear Gelly Roll Pen.

Some of My Favorite Cat LO's

4/08/2010 03:26:00 PM Edit This 7 Comments »

These cat layouts are some of my favorites (honestly, I think that I have more layouts of my cats than of my kids). The double LO is a tribute to Shadow, a delightful little cat whose personality and energy added lots of sparkle to our home. He lived hard and died young (heart attack when he was 4). The DSP is from Karen Foster and the CS is Bazzill. The single LO was mischief caught in the act. Feline Dion (rhymes with the singer, Celine Dion) and Adidas were not supposed to be up behind the sink, but they apparently could not resist. The CS is Bazzill and the DSP is Karen Foster.
I hope that you enjoy these layouts. I am entering them in Audrey's Contributors' Showcase #1. What a delightful idea from a wonderful lady. Check out her blog Cute and Some.

Heather's Sketch #109

4/03/2010 11:37:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »
My amazing friend, Heather, creates a card sketch every week. This little thank you is based on her sketch #109. I used The Angel Company's Designer Collection paper (Brighten My Day) and a hostess stamp set from TAC. The border punch is from SU. Check out Heather's blog for lots of great ideas!

Easter 1957

4/03/2010 05:35:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 6 Comments »

Tomorrow is the joyous celebration of Easter Sunday. We will be attending a delightful Easter potluck breakfast at church before attending the service. I love Easter. The music is beautiful and the message is the ultimate message of hope. Easter always brings back fond memories for me. Easter bonnets and shiny shoes were always an important part of the day. And, of course, our Easter baskets and marshmallow peeps! I created this LO for the Cricutters Anonymous Spring/Easter challenge. You should be sure to take a look at the wonderful creations by the DT and all of the participants. What fun! For this LO, I used Home Decor to cut the word "beautiful" and my SCAL for the word Easter. The gorgeous lamb and bunny was cut using SCAL and an .svg created by Paulo at scale-files, who is amazingly talented and generous. He has loads of intricate designs that he joyfully shares.

Audrey Made My Day!

3/31/2010 09:13:00 PM Edit This 7 Comments »

I recently met a delightful woman named Audrey. She has an amazing blog, which you should really check out. She creates wonderful projects like none that I have seen before! And she gave ME a blog award! And now it is my pleasure to pass this award along to some friends who have been bringing sunshine into my world (in no particular order, because they are all delightful):
1. Nuria
2. Deanne
3. Kristin
4. Allison
5. Samantha
6. Robbyn
7. Shauna
8. Emily
9. Melisa
10. Heather
11. SPCC Divas and all of my delightful friends

SPCC #41 - Pisa is Leaning

3/29/2010 04:27:00 PM Posted In Edit This 7 Comments »
Hey! It's time for another SPCC color challenge. This week's colors are Almost Amethyst, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede. I used these colors to create another LO of some of my daughter's Italian adventures. This time, she was visiting in Pisa. She said she had to take a "cheesy tourist-holding-up-the-tower" picture. I like the reflection picture (should have called this Reflections of Pisa). This was a really simple LO to do with the Destinations cartridge for my Cricut. The little title was done on the computer and attached with brads. I hope that you'll check out Samantha's blog and see what you can come up with for these colors.

Samantha's Having a Crazy Spring Cleaning Extravaganza!

3/28/2010 06:29:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
My dear friend Samantha is spring cleaning! And why do we care? Because she's getting rid of perfectly good punches, markers, and other wonderful scrappin' supplies. And as if that's not enough, she's also giving away a gift certificate for Stampin Up merchandise. Check out her blog for chances to win!

Hello Kitty Notebook

3/27/2010 09:51:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 9 Comments »
This project was so much fun! I got to use my Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge. It is sooo cute! I used scraps of CS for the cover. The light blue CS was given those wonderful texture dots with a Cuttlebug folder. The pages of the notebook are 5 x 8 notecards cut in half using my Zutter Dream Kuts. I used some chipboard for the covers and bound it with my Zutter Bind-It-All (I love my Bind-It-All). This was a really quick project that my daughter is going to love. She's 27, but still loves Hello Kitty. I also did this project for the Cricutters Anonymous Woman Project challenge. Check out the amazing projects there.

Heather's Sketch 110

3/26/2010 12:50:00 AM Posted In Edit This 4 Comments »
Heather Scott is on sketch 110 of her weekly card sketches - be sure to check it out. This was a fun sketch to do. I used the SU Vintage Vogue set with white, Purely Pomegranate, and Certainly Celery CS. It's late, and I should be in bed, but the K-State - Xavier game just ended after an exciting double-overtime win for KSU, so I'm a bit wound up!

And the Winner Is......

3/18/2010 02:50:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
Thank you to all who stopped by during the Blog Hop. I appreciate the kind words and the tips. I hope that you will continue to visit my blog! I have a winner for my Blog Hop blog candy.......Shauna {SK Studios}. Shauna, please e-mail me your mailing address so that I can send your goodies!

New Cricut Cartridges!

3/18/2010 06:42:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »

These are three of the new Cricut cartridges coming soon: Robotz, Nursery Rhymes, and Create-a-Critter. Aren't they cute?

SPCC #39 - Crib Notes

3/15/2010 05:40:00 PM Edit This 7 Comments »

I just love Samantha's Color Combo #39 - it's so joyous! Check out her blog and see the wonderful projects that my DT sisters have made. And did I mention that there is a prize at stake? See what you can can come up with using these fabby colors.

For my LO, I used my new favorite stamp set - SU Vintage Vogue. The flowers were stamped and cut out and layered. The border on the big photo is from that wonderful set also. I used the SAB Scallop Trim punch on the mat for the small photos, and cut the title out with my Cricut. And the subject is my DGD in the gorgeous crib that her daddy and his dad made.

"Going Green" Blog Hop

3/14/2010 08:00:00 AM Edit This 24 Comments »
Welcome to SPCC's first ever blog hop! If you just happened upon my blog today, the blog hop starts at SPCC so go there to begin. You should have arrived here from Deanne's blog. I am so happy that you are here! I have some exciting things to share with you. First, is my project. This little accordian folder is a quick and easy project. For mine, I used the colors of turquoise, lime green, and white. My recycled items are scraps of tissue paper (the paisley and the green background on the right panel) and paper from the box that my daughter's cell phone came in (used to punch the scalloped circles). I also tied the panels together with scraps of ribbon. Each panel is 4"x6" (scrap chipboard works great for this).

I also have some wonderful blog candy for one lucky winner (to be drawn at random after the close of the blog hop). This is a wonderful collection of embellies, including sticker packages from Jolie's, Brenda Walton from K and Co., Paper Loft, Cloud Nine, and more. As if that wasn't enough, my sponsor has donated a Tropical Waterfall tealight from PartyLite and a package of Two Sisters Gourmet Peppery Herb Rub Dip. All you have to do to be eligible is to leave me a comment letting me know your fav scrapbooking "green" tip. Of course, I'd love for you to become a follower, but that is only if you really want to (and not a requirement for you to win).
I hope that you have enjoyed this stop on the hop. Now it's time for you to got to Emily's blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Exciting Things Are Coming!

3/11/2010 09:50:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 0 Comments »
Two exciting announcements:
1) I have a sponsor for my blog! My friend Brandy is a demonstrator for Party-Lite. They have amazing products for home ambience (candles, holders, and such) and I absolutely love these products. They also have yummy gourmet products to help you entertain. Be sure to check out the links on both sidebars of my blog. You won't be sorry!
2) Be sure to tune in this Sunday (3/14) after 9:00 a.m. EDT for a delightful blog hop. It is my first, and I have an exciting project for you to check out, as do all of my talented fellow DT members (and, of course, our fearless leader, Sami). I'll even have blog candy (some of it is donated by my sponsor, so a lucky winner can sample PartyLite and Two Sisters products).