Saturday, January 30, 2010

All Things of Nature #5



I was so excited to win one of the contests with TAC this month!!! YEAH, free stamps for me!!!!

This card is one of the three that I sent in...if you have been following my blog, I bet you can guess which other two cards were sent in with this one for the Terrific Trio.

Supplies:
Stamp: All Things of Nature, Script Background

Paper: Amberley Grace, brown cardstock, and Amberley Grace's matching cardstock, ivory

Accessories: Amberley Grace ribbon, scrappers floss, button, corner rounder, scalloped circle and circle punch, watercolor pencils and blender

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Swirled Spring Life 2


A quick and fun card using "Swirled Spring Life", one of the new hostess sets from TAC. I used my Scor-pal for the embossing on the pink paper, watercolor pencils for the coloring, a Friskars border punch, and a scalloped circle punch for the scallops.
Easy, cheesy, peasy...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Swirled Spring Life 1



This is one of the cards that we made at my hostess club this month. I should have taken a pic of it before the get together, because someone thought you lifted the flap instead of swinging it...but you can still get the idea. This card is called a Swing Card, or a Hinged Swing card, or at least it is a variation of that.


This is one of the Level A hostess sets from the new Serendipity, called "Swirled Spring Life" (if you didn't catch that from the title of this post, lol). I paired it with one of the sentiments from "Bitty Bugs".

The paper is from TACs "Angelee" SWIC...it is sooo soft and pretty. A little bit of sparkle was put on this bird using a glitter pen...love those things!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Angel Art Blog Hop-Valentine's Day Ideas



I am once again participating in one of the wonderful angel blog hops that are sponsored by Paper Wings, a TAC Angel community. It you want lots of ideas for Valentine's Day, just go to the bottom of this post and visit the many other blogs listed there and be prepared to be awed.





Isn't this a cute little package? I just love it. It makes such a cute little gift.
Supplies:
Paper: Kraft, brown, and white cardstock. Mimi SWIC
Accessories: Mimi Ribbon, brown scrapper's floss, punches, Swiss dots embossing folder, tissue paper tealight candles, heat gun, and the wonderful Scor-pal
Ink: Bella Rose and Chartruese Palette
Other blogs to visit:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Little Cupcake, Birthday Wishes


I made this card while stamping with my friend Hannah Sunday afternoon. I wish I had taken some pics of her cards...she is 12 years old and all her cards have an extra flourish to them that mine "staid" cards don't have.
This is a pic of the only card that I created in the same time it took her to do 3. For some reason I create a lot slower when stamping with friends...maybe because my mouth is running and my hands have to gesture for me to be able to talk...kinda makes it hard to stamp.
This card measures 4x4, and was done with TACs stamp set called "Little Cupcake" (R-2038), Uptown Girl paper (V-922), black and white cardstock, a white gel pen, and glitter pen. The coloring was done with watercolor pencils, a dove blender, and a gray tombow marker.
Really simple, but I like it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Want to WIN some FREE Stuff?

Well, I have two ways that you can!!! Check out my friends Carol's blog HERE and see how you can enter to win this fabulous package.































You can also win some wonderful things from The Angel Company by going HERE. This one includes patterned paper, matching cardstock, ribbon, and two stamp sets!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

More Seeds of Blessing


Here is a pic of the whole set of 3x3 cards I created, along with a box to put them in and a bookmark. Just ignore my improvised "light box" that started falling apart on me =)
Stamps: Seeds of Blessing
Paper: Mimi SWIC, Kraft, Ivory, and Brown cardstock.
Accessories: Mimi ribbon, crystal stickles, scalloped oval punch, paper piercer, and watercolor pencils with a blender pen

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Couple 3x3 Cards




Here are a couple 3x3 cards I made with the wonderful "Seeds of Blessing" stamp set. The images in this set are wonderful, but the sayings are what I fell in love with first.
The paper I used is from TAC's Mimi collection, Ivory and Kraft cardstock, and the cardstock that matches Mimi.
Other Supplies: Mimi ribbon, scalloped oval punch, paper piercer, scalloped scissors, watercolor pencils, and crystal stickles

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Belated Christmas Stuff


Here are a couple of things I made, just for fun, to decorate our Christmas table. The wine glass marker idea came from Julie, she is da bomb. I didn't have a snowflake stamp, so my "snowflakes" are from TAC's "Circle Sampler" set. Theornament is from a retired set that has something for every season, but I can't remember the name.
Cardsotck is Kraft,DCWV Red, and Ivory. The ink is Moulin Rouge and Burnt Umber

Friday, January 8, 2010

Oceans of Love

This card uses TAC's soon to be retired hostess set "Oceans of Love". I used a sketch from Heather's blog, and a color challenge from Paper Wings.
I was using my watercolor crayons to color-I need to work with those some more-I still don't have them down.
The embossed paper was done with my Big Shot and an embossing folder.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sneak Peek


Isn't this set just too cute?!?! It is a sneak peek from TAC's new Serendipity mini catalogue that will go live at the beginning of February. I can't wait to get this set and my hands. It makes me impatient to create with it.
Want to see a couple of cards made with it? Check out these blogs:
Chelsea's Blog She has lots of other great sneak peeks on her blog. Scroll down and check them out!!
Angela's Blog I love how she changed them to a Valentine's theme.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Watercolor Plants 3


Here is another card I made using watercolor plants. I just love this set.
The colors did not come through true to life, so it is much nicer IRL. I colored with markers, and used generational stamping for the flowers "behind" the three in front (they are hard to see in this pic.
The background was done using my Big Shot and a cuttlebug folder. The lines across the yellow were done with my scor-pal.
Other supplies: Circle and scalloped punches, white gel pen, and ribbon with Bazzill paper

Monday, January 4, 2010

Watercolor Plants 2

This card was a CASE of my friend Chris' card

I changed it up a bit, but the inspiration came from her card. In the first picture I was trying to show you the shimmer I put on these flowers using my new glitter pen...I love it!!! I am able to put glitter in such small spaces.
The stamps used are "Script Background" and "Watercolor Plants" I hadn't even given watercolor plants a second glance in the catty until I started seeing some really cute cards using it. I couldn't even remember it being IN the catty, so I had to go and find it. It is now in my hands, and I believe you will be seeing much more of it in the future...and know what else, the set only costs $8.95!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Winter Mouse


Not the best card I have made recently, but it will do. It was done using "Mice Day" and "Snowflake Backgrounder" from TAC. I colored with my usual watercolor pencils.