Wednesday, November 26, 2008


TAC is having a HUGE PAPER SALE from December 1st to the 31st. This holiday season, celebrate with family, friends and a feast of 9 FABULOUS Angel Company paper products that you will FLIP for! Get a head start on the holidays and spread some warm Christmas cheer with "Buy One Get One Free" options on some of our FAVORITE TAC paper products.

Purchase any product from our list of FAB FAVES and we'll send you another identical FAB FAVE product for FREE! Take advantage of as many "Buy One Get One Free" offers as you'd like.

To check out what the papers look like and see the FAB FAVE list, go to TAC's website ( Once you've checked them out and have decided which ones you can't live without (LOL) email me ( and I'll be happy to get your order placed for you right away.

I'm SUPER EXCITED (as you can probably tell) and can't wait to order some of these for myself!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas/Winter Holiday Giftbags

I recently hosted a Holiday Giftbag Swap and thought I'd share some of the bags with you. All bags were done with TAC (The Angel Company) stamps and papers. Hope you like them!!! Just a heads up....the bags look so much better in person. Thanks to everyone that participated! Click on a bag to see who created it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


We were just informed today that there w/b a change in our TAC Hostess Program effective July 15th. This differs with what is printed in the new 2008 Fall/Winter Inspriation Book & Catalogue. Here’s the info we just received:

TAC Writes: Yesterday we reluctantly released an update to our Hostess Half Price Program as a result of being bombarded with continuous price increases and fuel surcharges due to current economic conditions and other factors. We know that our prices will continue to rise from vendors, some quite extensively, over these next few months and we are faced with finding solutions for what will become a problem. After releasing our updated Hostess Half Price Program (in which you could only redeem Hostess Half Price Items and Hostess Booking Items on rubber stamps and TAC™ papers or kits) we received some incredible feedback from our field along with some solutions that quite honestly, we hadn’t thought of. Finally, after sorting through enormous amounts of email we have found a solution, suggested by many of our Angels, which we believe will solve the issues we currently face and it’s a solution that works!

This new Hostess Half Price Program supersedes the Half Price Item update we posted yesterday (07/01/08). Effective July 15, 2008, the Hostess Half Price Program will operate as follows: For FUNshop Net Sales between:
• $100-249.99 hostesses may select 1 half price item from any item in our current catalogue
• $250-499.99 hostesses may select 2 half price items from any items in our current catalogue
• $500-749.99 hostesses may select 3 half price items from any items in our current catty
•$750 and above hostesses may select 4 half price items from any items in our current catty

Pease note: The Booking Bonus ½ price Item is being eliminated and will no longer be available on any order beginning July 15, 2008. While this is an unexpected hiccup, we are thrilled with this solution! By working together with our Angels we continue to grow and move in the right direction! These times that we have all faced lately have been difficult, but together we can find solutions that work for everyone and share the economic hardships which let us meet our customers halfway!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

From Cereal Box to Gift Box

This is something I came up with a looooooooong time ago because I needed to wrap a present late one night and couldn't find a box or gift bag (I live out in the country-25 minutes from town/shopping). First I sealed both ends of an empty cereal box, cut it in half, covered it with three pieces of 8x8 (Brighten My Day designer collection papers), punched a hole in each side with the crop-a-dile, inserted a 'twisted paper' handle (that I'd recycled from a ripped shopping bag) and it took only 5-10 minutes to make.
Remember that you can click on ANY of the pictures to see a larger version. I 'roughed' up the edges of the cow image before I adhered it to the box...but it doesn't show up very well, even when enlarged. I still need to add ribbon to the handle to finish it off. I hope you'll try it!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tote Bag w/Lazy Susan

If you're like me and bought your tote bag before the new ones with the build in lazy-susan came out, there's a way to have your bag spinning in no time! I bought a 10" lazy-susan at a Thrift Store for around $2 and it's made so much difference in my stamping/scrapping! Go for the wood ones as the plastic ones aren't strong enough to support the weight of a loaded tote bag. LOL (but so true!)

Tote Tag with an 'Avis' Twist

Okay, as Murphy's Law would have it, when I put my Tote Tag on my bag (photo on left), half the time it flipped around to the back so all you saw was white paper. My twist to the Tote Tag is to create another mini scrapbook page and adhere it to the back (white side) of the Tote Tag. To keep the photo (on right) from getting scratched, I cut a piece of plastic from the rest of the stamp box. The plastic is secured to the photo with two crystal brads (Brights Crystal Brads pg. 86), the ribbons were added and then the photo was adhered to the scrapbook page on the right with adhesive.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My Stamping Buddy, Jackie!

About 3-4 years ago, I started stamping with Jackie Lockwood. She's my friend, my neighbor and also my TAC customer. We get together almost every Monday morning at my house and stamp until early afternoon. It is a great way to start off the week and gives us both something to look forward to! This is a card that I designed for us to stamp last Monday and I thought I'd share it with you. We each make 24 cards, then we put these cards aside so we'll have a large assortment to give to our sisters for their birthdays. Thus, we make 'Sister Cards' on Mondays. We both have a lot of sisters and they enjoy getting a batch of handstamped cards that they can send out to their people. We mainly make 'Thinking of You' cards so by sticking to this generic theme, the exact same card can be sent to one person for a sympathy card, to another person for a birthday card and to a third person for a get-well card, etc.

The bottom of this card was done with the ScorPal. I scored the gridlines and then sanded them so they would POP!!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Tote Tag

Here is the first Tote Tag that I made and I'm totally loving it!!! My talented friend, Heather Scott, came up with the idea to use the lid from our stamp boxes (GWP, Level A sets, etc.) to create these adorable tags to hang on your bags! It is SO easy and quick to make, not to mention a whole lot of FUN. To make will need the lid from one of our stamp boxes, paper, stamps, ink, Designer Dries Clear Glue (pg. 122), a photo and one or two embellishments. Because you are attaching your photo (mini scrapbook page) to the back side of the lid, you end up with a 3D shadow box effect, so the embellishments that you add don't need to be flat.

After you have created your 'mini scrapbook page' you will want to attach it to the lid of the stamp box. Simply lay the lid on your surface with the flat portion down on the table. Place a
dot of DDCGlue on your index (pointing) finger and run your finger down the side of the lid. The glue will 'roll' right onto the lip of the box. When done, wipe your finger off on a damp cloth so you don't get glue on your photo (like I did), then lay scrapbook page on top of the glue and press gently to secure. Add ribbons, tied in a square knot, attach to tote bag, purse, etc. with a book ring.

Luggage Tag

For all you Coluzzle lovers out there, did you know that TAC has a NEW much larger Coluzzle circle template in our catalogue?!!! It is called the Large Nested Circle (pg. 116). Of course that was one of the first things I had to purchase when our Spring/Summer Inspiration Book & Catalogue first came out! I used a flower stamp from 'Starburst Florals' and lines from 'Just a Note'. Punched a hole and set an eyelet with my Crop-a-dile and it was done! I did the same thing on the back so if the tag flips over, the info is still there for all to see.