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.