Sunday, September 30, 2007

Two More Contest WInners

Here are two more of the cards that won a TAC contest this month. These were part of a Terrific Trio, but I can't find where I saved the other card on the computer. If you want to see the other one you can check out TAC homepage at, then go to the Creative Corner.

For those of you who don't know what a Terrific Trio is, it is a contest challenge to create three different cards using only two different stamp sets. It is a lot of fun, and made me redo a couple of the cards so that they would fit the challenge rules. I used the stamp sets "Running Stitches" and "Pull Up Anchor", two of my favorite stamp sets out there. The paper I used is called Pop Rockz. I also used the circle paper punches that TAC sells, stickles, and watercolor pencils and a Dove blender.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

One Winning Card

Here is the card that won the "I Love This Set" category. I DO love this set, it is so cute, but I don't even own it. I stamped off some images from another angel (Jen Bluestein) when visiting her house for an angel get together. I knew it would be awhile before I could place an order for myself, so I was so happy to be able to play with some new images. Winning a TAC contest was not even in my mind at that moment...but WAHOO...I am so blessed that Jen was willing to share.
Oh, and by the way the name of this set is "Pick of the Patch" The patterned paper that I used is from TACs Amelia collection. I used this paper for a fall card, but believe it or not is also works wonderfully for Christmas cards.

My new order of free stamps should be here on Monday, it took me quite a while to decide which sets I wanted to order...choices, choices, choices. If you don't hear from me for a couple of days after that, you will know that I am busy cutting up stamp sets and and stamping, stamping, and more stamping.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Sketch Challenge

Sorry I am late on getting this posted for this week. I didn't even realize I had forgotten until I posted my earlier post today.

More Card Swaps

Here are two more cards that I sent out in recent swaps. I was just waiting for everyone to receive their cards before I posted them on line.
I also used some older sketches from A Shade of Blue's weekly sketch challenges, done by yours truly. I now post most of these sketches here on my blog, but some of the older ones were done before I was blogging. Go and check them out!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

A Puppy Card

I think I can safely post this card that I made for a swap since every should have received their cards by now.

I LOVE this little doggy, he is so fun to color and play with, and did I mention that he is just plain cute! Know what is even better, he comes FREE with a $30 order from TAC! You can't beat that.

To make this card I also used my new scallop punch with a circle punch from TAC...I LOVE those scallop punches, they really change a card.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

MORE Great News

I have some more great news to share! This time it is a little more personal, yet still exciting. So here is goes....I am PREGNANT! This will be our third child and I am so excited. I have been wanting another child for about two years, and was just waiting for my husband to get in line with me.
This baby will be due sometime in the spring, but since I tend to wait awhile to go to the doctor, I haven't figured out the actual due date.

So far, so good with the pregnancy. I don't tend to get sick with mine, in fact, talking to others about theirs, it seems as if mine are a breeze.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Card for Last Weeks Sketch

I just realized that I never posted my card for last weeks sketch, so here it is now, only a week late. It uses "Tip Toe," "Basic Backgrounds" and "Background Squiggles" by TAC. I also used their wonderful chalk inks. I love the soft feel they give.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sketch Challenge 9-18

Here is this weeks sketch challenge and a card that I made to go with it. I used TACs set "Everything Nice" and watercolor crayons on this card. The color scheme was taken from the ribbon.

TAC contest WINNER!

I did it!!! I FINALLY won, not one, but two TAC contests!!! Check out the cards on The Angel Company's website To see mine click on the duck and the lighthouse ones. Winning one of these contests was one of my top goals for the year, and I can't even start to tell you how excited I am! Now off to pick out the stamp sets I want with the "prize money"

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Black and Blue All Over

This is a card I made for the color challenge on ASB this week. The challenge was to make a black and blue card. I used a scallop punch for the circle, and a corner rounder for the straight scallops. The sets I used were TAC's Dog GWP and Basic Backgrounds.
I also used my Big Shot with a Sizzix die for the bookplate, and attached it with eyelets using my Crop-a-Dile (LOVE that tool!).

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hiking Bears

Here are two cards I made for fun. I am playing some more with mineral spirits and colored pencil. I still need to work on this tech some more, but at least I can have some fun while learning. This stamp set is from The Angel Company and is called "The Great Outdoors"

Sketch Challenge 9-12

Here is a new sketch challenge. Have fun with it

Monday, September 10, 2007

Miss You Mouse

Here is a fast and easy card that I made using an image I stamped from Jen B'x stamps. The set name is Pick of the Patch by TAC. The little critters in this set are just TOO cute. I have had a lot of fun playing with these. Thanks Jen for letting me stamp some of these images.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

TAC September Specials

After looking at my previous posts with pictures of the September specials, I realized it was hard to see what the stamp sets really looked like. Here is a link to them on The Angel Company's website if you would like to see them in closer detail.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

More Christmas Cards

Here are a couple more Christmas cards that I have worked on for the Christmas card challenge on A Shade of Blue. Neither of these came out the way I had pictured in my mind when I started, but I like them. The stamps are all TAC, but I am not sure of the set for the wreath, since it came in an old grab bag. The sentiment is from a Limited Edition version of the "Be Authentic" set that is in the current catty.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

September 5 Sketch Challenge

Here is my latest sketch challenge on A Shade of Blue

One Hoppy Flower

This is a quick card I did using an old A Shade of Blue sketch challenge. If fact I had most of the card put together a long time agin (like over 9 months ago) and decided that I didn't like what I first started with it. I found it in a pile on my stamping desk the other day when I was playing with my new scalloped punches and threw this together. This is from the same set, "Hoppy Everything" by TAC, that I used on the Frog card a couple of posts below. It is nothing spectacular, but I like something about it anyways.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Remember September

There are two great specials going on with The Angel Company this month. One is for customers and the other is for those who hostess a party. These are such great deals you won't want to miss you realize that when you add up the value of the paper special that the stamp set is ONLY $2.05!!!! WOW! It is hard to beat that.

Monday, September 3, 2007

New Punches

I have been wanting some of the scalloped punches for ages and finally was able to get my grubby little hands on them. I had some time to play today while my mother-in-law was visiting and stamping with me, and this is the card that I came up with.

The stamp set is "Hoppy Everything" by TAC, and I once again used the wonderful Crop-A-Dile to set my eyelets. I am using eyelets like never before now that I have that great tool. If you haven't used one I can't explain what you are missing out on.