Monday, December 21, 2009

Fun with Walnut Inks

For my monthly hostess club, it was requested I do some cards using our Walnut Inks. So - I had fun playing yesterday! Hope you like 'em!

The first card was made using the Walnut Ink Resist technique. Simply stamp with Versamark, emboss with clear embossing powder, use Applicator Caps on the Walnut Inks to create the background, then put the cardstock between paper and iron for a short while. The ironing takes off what you embossed, and you have your image left. Then I stamped the sentiment with our Noir Palette Stamp Pad. The stamp set I used is Take Pride.

The second card was made by spritzing a few colors of the Walnut Ink on white cardstock, stamping with stamps from True Beauty and Curls and Swirls, cutting with Fancy scissors, and putting it together. A simple way to get a beautiful and unique background!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's Snowing!!!!!!

In honor of today's snow, and the fact that (oops) I haven't posted in a month - here is a card I made for my November hostess club! The stamp set is called Squirrely Girl. How did I make the background? It was easy with my Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug! I just LOVE this tool!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Faux Alligator Background

This is a card we made in our October Hostess Club! The background was made using a technique I saw on a fellow angels blog - Kelly Rae

It wasn't that difficult, and really creates a fun background!

I took my Versamark stamp pad and used the Brayer to ink up my base cardstock (in this case, Olive). Then, I poured clear embossing powder over the top. Next step - I took a stylus, and drew lines through the embossing powder as I wanted the background to look. From there, heat with the Embossing Gun, and there you have it! A unique background! The stamps used on this card are from Happy Trails and Wild West. Of course, I had to add some Tan Scrappers Floss to this project, too!

Build a Snowman

Gotta LOVE this stamp set! It is available through the end of December for just $15.95 with an additional $30 purchase!

November Specials

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November Vintage Stamp Set
just $16.50, retail value is $21.95


November Stamp of the Month
$9.75 w/ an additional $30 purchase

Sunday, October 18, 2009

October Angel Blog Hop

I am participating in another Blog Hop - this time featuring projects for Fall. This cute, little treat pail was made with the Hemingway SWIC paper collection. This was one of the projects for my Monthly Hostess Club. The stamps used were from Pick of the Patch and Give Thanks. I colored them with my Tombow markers. and added some sparkle with the Clear Glitter Gel pen. Of course- I had to use my favorite embellishment, Scrappers Floss, too! That's what I used to tie the punched circle around the pail. I filled it up with a yummy mixture of candy corn and roasted peanuts!
Be sure to visit the following blogs that are also featuring Fall projects using stamps and papers from The Angel Company! I'm sure you'll get some great ideas for your own projects!










Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall and Winter Whimsy Stamp Set

This stamp set is being offered during October only - and it is being offered at a discount off of the Suggested Retail Selling Price. Take advantage of this opportunity! It is fantastically GREAT stamp set - especially for those that like to color!!!!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wouldn't this little game tin be fun for a kids birthday party? What a great party favor - so many different stamps and themes could be used to adapt this for various occasions.

It was really easy to make. I started with the Round Metal tins featured in our catalog. I stamped on yellow cardstock with the candle from our Little Cupcake stamp set. The swirls were made with one of the stamps from our Curls and Swirls stamp set. The bright inks used were Claret and Beaux Arts Blue. I colored using the Stardust Glittering Gel Pens, and highlighted with the Stardust Clear Gelly Pen. I punched holes with my 1/8" punch, and then layered everything up inside. I used a lot of foam tape!!!!! I added some BBs, and then covered the outer part of the tin with strips of paper from our Tutti Frutti pack. Give it a try!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I have been making a lot of cards with these two stamp sets lately! Funny Farm and Funny Farm Phrases. On this card, I used pink cardstock and our Uptown Girl paper pack. I also outlined the pig using our Clear Sparkle Gel Pens. Do you like these stamps? Contact me directly and I will give you a great deal - both stamp sets for $24.95 (retail value is $30.90)!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

View Master Card

Remember looking through View Masters when you were a kid? (Okay - maybe I am 'dating' myself!!!!)

This card was simple to make - and is a unique way to give someone a greeting for any occasion - Birthday, New Baby, Christmas, Thanksgiving or any other occasion you can think of! ! You spin the View Master wheel, and expose various images!

I used the directions by a fellow Angel, Joani. Click on this link to see her instructions. The paper I used is from our Reece SWIC, and the stamp set I used was Christmas Mini's. It worked perfectly for the little spaces!

The dimensions I used were: main card, 5 1/4" x 10 1/2", the patterned paper was 5" x 5" and the circle I cut for the View Master Piece was 4 1/4". I cut it on my Cricut machine.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This Halloween card features a stamp from a stamp set called Flourish Trees of Hope. It isn't a stamp set one would typically use for a Halloween card. It is great fun to use stamps in a non-traditional way! I made a little Halloween Tree by putting dots of Orange Peel Stickles on the tree. The pumpkin is from the stamp set For All Seasons - a nice, basic stamp set to have to make cards for many different holidays and occasions! The sentiment is from Happy Haunting! How did I make the moon????? I punched a circle from a large circle punch, and used the negative to create the circle by sponging with the Paris Lights Palette Ink Pad. Super Easy!!! Then - I finished the card using some black ribbon and an abundance of colors of our FABULOUS Scrappers Floss! The patterned paper I used was Cha Cha!

I am working on some cards for a Kids Cards Stamp a Stack I will be hosting. This is one of them I came up with. I just think these Robots are a lot of FUN! And the Bright cardstock and Kaleidoscope Boyz paper is sure to bring a smile to a child's face!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Vintage Stamp Set

Check out this adorable stamp set for Halloween! It is available during the month of September only - for just $9.75! It has a retail value of $12.95! You won't be able to get this stamp set after September 30!

Monday, August 31, 2009

One More Month for Double Hostess Credits

Don't let this opportunity slip away! Through September 30, any orders (workshop or personal) totalling $100 or more in retail sales will earn you DOUBLE HOSTESS CREDITS. What does this mean? At a minimum.... any two items in ANY of our publications for 50% off, and any two Level A hostess sets from ANY of our publications free!

Be sure to contact me directly via email to take advantage of this opportunity!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Simple Fall Card

This simple, fall inspired card features our Penelope paper and cardstock. The image is from Everyday Events - a truly versatile stamp set! And.... as a final embellishment, Brown Scrappers Floss. I pierced the corners using a piece of plastic canvas as a guide, and colored the image with our Prismacolor Pencils.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fall/Winter Magalogue is Here

I just received my shipment of Inspiration Avenue, our Fall/Winter 2009 Magalogue. I am posting a few pictures below! There are over 50 stamp sets in total, and 42 NEW stamp sets that have never been in ANY TAC publication previously! You should see my list already - and that's just after the first look through! From everyday stamp sets, to a lot of Fall, Halloween, Christmas and Winter stamps, there is something for everyone. I am really excited to see a lot of phrases introduced for the insides of cards, also. I struggle with that sometimes!

I can't take orders for stamps in this publication until September 1. But, if you want a copy, be sure to email me and I"ll make sure you get one. The cost is $2.95, with an additional cost of $2.50 if you'd like me to ship it to you.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Catalog Image Blog Hop

I am participating in my first Blog Hop! It is among several consultants with The Angel Company - and we want to share projects made with stamps that are new to the recently released TAC Catalog and Idea Book.

This card is made using the Fairy Birthday stamp set, the Lilly Anna paper collection, and once again, one of my favorite coloring mediums - the Sparkle Gel Pens.

The bright colors bring a smile to my face - I hope they bring a smile to yours, too!

Visit these blogs to see more creations with stamps from the New Catalog!


Laurie U

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Card from my Christmas in August Stamp a Stack

I thought I"d share one of the cards that we created at my Christmas in August SAS! It is using the Christmas Circles and Tag Tidbits stamp sets, the Bordeaux Palette Stamp pad, and Reece Cardstock, Reece Paper, Reece Ribbon. It was a fun, and easy card to do!

What I Got in MY Surprise Box!!!!!

Look at what I got in MY Surprise Box - wow! While they are all different, it is just like CHRISTMAS when you get one! I am ordering another one next week to see what other treasures they send me!
Included in MY box: Perfect Pearls, Memory Markers, Silver Tape, Boot Loopy Brads, Pastel Round Sequins, Maya Road Card Box and Cards, UTEE Flex, Bright Round Sequins, 7 Gypsies Photo Turns, Glaze Jelly Pens, Metallic Staples, Princess Brads, Bazzill Chips, Pumpkin Stayzon Stamp Pad, 6 x 6 SEI scrapbook album, Big Circle Coluzzle and knife, Mega Shipping Tag punch, FOUR 8 x 8 paper packs, Stamp and Stick Gluepad, 5 x 7 Album Tin and Book, 12 x 12 Pink Scrapbook album, (and additional pages and posts), TWO $19.95 paper packs.
Wow - so much I couldn't even fit it in one picture!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Super Surprise Boxes!

This annual offer from TAC is just SO MUCH FUN! As they discontinue product (to make room for new stuff), they create these AWESOME Surprise Boxes! You won't be disappointed if you order one - you get an EXTREME value for your money!

For just $75 (plus shipping/tax) you receive a box FULL of goodies with a guaranteed retail value of at least $150. Each box contains different items, and may include: paper, cardstock, embellishments, stamp pads, ribbon,stamp sets, stamp grab bags, storage, coloring mediums, and more! This year.... they are randomly putting in Gift Certificates with a value between $50 and $100 for TAC stamps! WOW - can you imagine if got one of those?

I can order starting August 10 - if you want one, feel free to contact me prior to August 10 so I can get your order ready to go. They are available until August 28, or when they are sold out (which typically occurs!)

Since we are offering Double Hostess credits right now, if you order one of these boxes, plus an additional $25 in product from our current publications, you will also get two half price items, and two level A hostess sets!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Playful Kitties

I was playing with this set tonight, and came up with this card. I love the colors! The stamps used were Playful Kitties and Bitty Bugs. The paper is from our fabulous Lilly Anna collection. I colored, again, with the Stardust Glitter pens! Everyone should have these in their collection!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August Vintage Stamp Set

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August Stamp of the Month


Double Hostess Credits

Do you have a big wish list? Between now and September 30, you will receive DOUBLE HOSTESS CREDITS with your workshop order. This means, at a minimum, you will receive any two catalog items at a 50% discount, and two level A hostess sets. The minimum sales for a workshop is just $100.
  • Collect orders from your friends (or even just YOU) that total $100 or more

  • Schedule a workshop with your friends - and everyone that comes will make 3 cards (0r a scrapbook page and a card)

  • Schedule a Stamp-a-Stack with your friends - for a cost of $20, everyone will make a total of 15 cards! This event can be customized to fit your needs.

For more details on this special promotion, including extra stamps/papers/kits you can earn based on the level of the sales, click below.

Simple, But Elegant, Gerbera Daisy

This is one of my favorite cards. It was created for an All Day Stamping event I held in my home. It was simple to make, yet has the look of elegance.

The stamp sets used on the card were Gerbera Daisy and Tag Tidbits. I stamped with the Gold Brilliance stamp pad, and embossed with Gold embossing powder. I colored with our Fabulous Stardust Glitter Pens - gotta love 'em! Paper used was the Bazzill Violette Monochromatic paper pack. Add a little of thin, gold, thread, and you have made this elegant card!