Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holiday Giftbags

Each year I host a Holiday/Winter Giftbag Swap so here are all the bags from 2010. Place your 'mouse' on top of any image to view the name of the designer. Unfortunately, the sparklies (glitter, gems, crystal lacquer accents) on the giftbags do not show up in the photos. These bags are SO much cuter in person.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Reindeer Food (a new tradition)

Basically, a child will remove the tube from the triangle stand on Christmas Eve, sprinkle the 'reindeer food' on the lawn so the food will attract Santa & his reindeer. The food is oatmeal mixed with a bit of glitter. I hope you enjoy it and decide to make some of these for the little ones in YOUR life! This will be a fun tradition to start for my grandbabies. This is my spin on a project that we did at Seminar this summer.

Begin with a 3" x 12" piece of decorative cardstock and score at 3", 6" & 9". Fold on scorelines and form into a triangle. Instead of gluing bottom of triangle together, by using Velcro you will be able to lay it flat later for easy storage. Using a 1" circle punch, punch a half-circle while the cardstock folded. Fill tubes three quarters full with oatmeal, add glitter, shake to mix and finish filling with oats.

The new TAC stamp set "Reindeer Food" has a total of 6 stamps in it and sells for $10.95. The tubes come 4 to a package from TAC for only $2.95.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Birthday Shadow-Box card

It's gloomy outside today so my camera and I aren't on the same page as far as lighting goes. The yellow decorative paper is really bright and matches the cupcake yellow perfectly. I used one of the stamps in Cupcake Cuties and love how it turned out. Guess I'm just wanting SPRING to come. I know I'm sick of all this snow! These 3D cards are quick and easy to make...not to mention habit forming. Hope you like it!
Oh yeah, the decorative paper is from one of our 8"X8" paper pads called Brighten My Day. You can make 2 shadow-box cards from one sheet of this paper. Click on any picture to enlarge.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Joy Fold Card

I just made this card for a Swap using the TAC stamp set Wonder & Joy. I colored her with COPIC markers. Wish I knew how to make the photos appear side-by-side...LOL For the popped up sentiment, I used our fun stamp set called Celebration Time. I have no idea why this type of card is called a Joy Fold card but I'll roll with it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Your friendship...is one of my favorite blessings.

Today Jackie came over for our Monday stamping session to make more 'sistah' cards. There were a lot of parts & pieces that went into this card but I like the way they turned out. The stamps I used were Swirled Spring Life (bird) and Blessings to You (words), both from the new Serendipity Street magalogue. The decorative paper (Brighten My Day) is from one of our 8x8 paper pads. I colored the bird with COPIC marker (B12) and finished up with Crystal stickles. Please click on the card for a better view. Ciao COPIC markers are now available through The Angel Company (TAC)!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


My friend and I had so much fun coming up with all these designs! Before Jennifer arrived I pulled out red, black and white cardstock and we went from there. Notice the 'googlie eyes' on the robot?

Using CUTE CURLIQUES for the background was a snap on the Sister, Be Mine and Love cards pictured below. You'll see how the swirl stamp done on white and also red cardstock gives the cards a completely different look.

I HEART YOU is a fun set to have. Only takes minutes to come up with cards using this set. Love it! Love it! Love it!

I made two versions of the magenta, black and white cards. I used a two stamp sets from the Serendipity Street magalogue that just came out. They are called SAVVY SAYINGS and GARDEN JOY. After stamping and coloring my flowers, I did pen work around them to spice them up.

Friday, January 22, 2010

White on White scrap card

I have tons of white strips of cardstock so today I decided to use some of them. I ran them through the Swiss Dot cuddlebug folder and then layered three of the scraps onto my white card and added an image. I really love the 'white on white'. Grab your scrap basket and play around to see what you can come up with. Please be sure to share your creations with me! Remember to click on the picture for a larger view.


The new Serendipity Street will go LIVE on Monday, January 25th. If you don't have your copy yet, they are only $2.95. There are some really awesome stamp sets in it...plus we are now carrying 4 different COPIC marker sets, Nestabilities and Impressabilities and lots, lots more!

You can also VIEW Serendipity Street on Monday by going to my TAC website which is http://avis.ismyangel.net Serendipity Street is currently pictured at the top of this page.

Friday, January 15, 2010

ScorPal Treatbox

This ScorPal Treatbox was made with one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and one piece of 8" x 8" TAC designer paper. It also uses a 24" piece of ribbon and a small piece of acetate to cover the oval window. If you would like me to do a tutorial on it, let me know by email or leave a comment. THANKS!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I Heart You

Today I was playing around with the stamp set called I HEART YOU and came up with these Valentines. I'm hoping that my friend Jackie comes over tomorrow to join me in making more!!! The bottom two cards were made with the Scor-Pal.