Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Snorta Friend..

All stamps are from High Hopes. Papers are The Angel Company.

Monday, October 17, 2011

High Hopes Challenge

I made these boxes for the goodies my daughter gave to the friends who came to her birthday party on Saturday. It also fits this week's challenge over on the High Hopes make a party favor. They were quick and easy, and the kids liked them....or at least they liked what was in them =)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Re-Post from Savvy Projects Blog

This is a repost of a card that I had created for TACs Savvy Projects Blog. I wanted to have it here as now.

All supplies from TAC
Watercolor Plants

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

GWP from TAC

What a simple card...but I like it.

Supplies: TAC penguin stamp and patterned paper, scalloped nestability, friskars threading water border punch, white gel pen, cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder, watercolor pencils and blending pen

Saturday, September 24, 2011

What's Cookin'

I made this card for the current challenge over at the High Hopes blog. This image is from the newest release that was made just last week. Check it out HERE.

Patterned paper and brown cardstock were from TAC, a border punch from Friskars made the scallops, and the embossed background is a folder from Cuttlebug.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Release at High Hopes!!

One of my favorite stamping companies, High Hopes, is having the release of their winter line this week. YEAH!
Check out their blog HERE for more details on how to see and get your hands on some of their great rubber.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Caught in Glass

I think that is the name of the technique anyways. I saw it about a month ago on SCS and wanted to try it. I came across a small problem. My black embossing powder is old, at least 14 years old. It did some weird things, but still, even though it doesn't look just like it was supposed to for this technique, I like it.

I used an old sketch from either SCS or Mojo Monday for this card...sorry I can't remember right now.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Notebook Created by Anthony and Brandon

This is an altered notebook created in a dual effort by my two sons, Anthony and Brandon. It was created for this week's challenge over at the High Hopes blog. I told the boys if we won that they could pick out the free stamps. Anthony is also going to use the notebook for some of his school work.

Anthony chose the paper and created the layout, and BJ colored it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Teddy Bear Blog Hop

I joined a blog hop that is just my style. I LOVE teddy bears, a teddy was one of the first gifts my DH bought me, and we even had bear figures on our cake topper at our wedding. Did I mention I like teddy bears? LOL.
This little teddy bear is and old set from TAC, and one that I fell in love with the first time I saw it. The background is made from an even older TAC background set.
Cardstock is kraft, SU Peach, brown and ivory.

Now go check out some other cute teddy cards on the blogs below.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Driving By...

Another card done with a set that I don't have, but wish I did. It is called Vintage Rides, and was in TACs final catty.

Vintage Rides (car), "Bug of Fun" (words)
Nestabilities dies, SU! embossing folder
Ribbon (walmart), and watercolor pencils with blender pen

Monday, September 5, 2011

Toadally Awesome

I used four TAC sets on this bookmark/pocket card. "Pocket Peepers," "Running Stitches," "Speckle," and "Hoppy Everything." It didn't turn out like what I had envisioned when I started, but that is ok.

Big thanks to Laura for stamping of the cute little frog image for me....wish I had Pocket Peepers, but, oh well.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The God of Hope

A very clean and simple card, but I think it works well. I wanted the words to really speak.

My picture didn't capture the color of the flowers well...they are a much more of an orangey color.

All supplies TAC.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Melora Inspired

My young friend Melora was over the other day playing with my stamps, and took out a set that I hadn't played with for a looong time. Her card (which I didn't get a picture of) was the inspiration for this simple one. I think I like it, even if it is really plain.

Monday, August 29, 2011

High Hopes Challenge

I joined in the current High Hopes Challenge. It was to use fall colors, and listed, orange, black, purple, brown, and red. I don't think this looks very fall-like, but I did use all 5 of the colors...althought the orange is just on the tie.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Final Farewell Blog Hop

As many of you know The Angel Company decided to close it's "doors." It is now no longer in business. My time with TAC has been a special and wonderful time for me. I have made so many new friends and learned so much, both about myself and crafting. Thank you Mischelle for giving me a wonderful company to be a part of these last, almost, 7 years. Best wishes to you and to each of my angel friends. God bless you as you go foward into whatever new paths you choose.

Some of us angels decided we needed a way to say goodbye to this special company and our fabulous friend Mischelle, and that is what this blog hop is...hop from site to site (posted below) and see wonderful work done with images from The Angel Company.The two cards above were done with one of my favorite sets, designed by Nina B., from TACs newest catalog. It is called "Vintage Rides." The patterned paper in the plane card is from TAC's paper called "Toodle Loo." The clouds were hand drawn.

This next card was done with another great set called, "Sweet Day Cupcake," and was so much fun to play with.

The image on this card was actually colored by my friend Cristy when we were stamping together a little bit ago, but she decided it didn't work on her card. As it lay there on the table this card layout just burst into my head. I love it when that happens =).

The last card is also done with "Sweet Day Cupcake" I really like the simplicity of it. You can't really tell, but there is a little bit of Glossy Accents.

So now, if you want to see more fabulous cards hop from around to each of the blogs listed below.



Rita W.











Rita K.


Paula Kay
















Friday, August 26, 2011

Clean and Simple Birthday

I CASED this simple and sweet card from HERE. I love how easy it is. Punch 3 small circle, adhere, color and cut out your image, adhere with a popdot and you're pretty much there.

Stamps: "Little Cupcake" (TAC)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Somebunny Circle

I created this cute little card using my nestie scalloped circle die in my Big Shot. I folded the paper first and made sure the very top wasn't cut, that way it will still open.

Stamps: "I Love Easter" (TAC) The rest of the supplies are all from TAC as well. I received inspiration for this card from THIS card...although mine didn't come out as fancy as hers

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Sweet Friend

This card is for a dear friend who is going through some tough times. Love her dearly and praying for her.

Stamps from TAC

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Little Cupcake

Stamp: Little Cupcake (TAC)
Paper: Miss Moxie (TAC)
ribbon (Miss Moxie), button, scrapper's floss, colored pencil and blender pen

I also used a sketch and the sample out of the current TAC catty for inspiration.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Little Cupcake


Stamp: Little Cupcake (TAC)

Paper-Catelynn (TAC), brown and white cardstock
Ribbon, watercolor pencils,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

High Hopes Challenge Card-Anything Goes

The new challenge over at High Hopes is an easy one because ANYTHING goes...

Here is what I came up with...I just love these aliens that my sons picked out, and they worked perfectly with TACs Kaleidoscope Boyz paper.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stamping with Hannah

I had the pleasure of stamping with my friend Hannah last weekend... aren't she and her card beautiful?

(Supplies for the card are all from TAC)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Falling Apart

This card pretty much sums up how our car has been feeling this last week. It has spent more time broken down on the side of the road than running. =(

I just LOVE this image, but I don't own it. My friend, Diana, stamped it off for me a loong time ago. I have been afraid to use it, and possibly ruin one of my only images...but I think I like what I ended up with.

Does anyone know what company makes this image? I would like to give them credit, but am not able.

All the rest of the supples, eyelets, ribbon, paper, ink, and colored pencils, all came from The Angel you all know, it is my favoritest company.

God Bless!

Monday, August 8, 2011

With Sympathy

This is another of the cards that I made a couple of weeks ago on my stamping Saturday with friends. I actually had all the pieces cute, except the ivory, from an event I went to years ago. I had never finished the project, so I didn't have the stamps that the original card used. It was fun to go through everyone else's stamps to find the perfect flowers to fit...and yes, for some reason I knew I wanted flowers. These flowers belonged to my friend, Sharon, and I LOVE them.

I stamped the outline in black and colored it in with Shimmery chalks (so much sparklier in person). Perfection...or at least I think so. What do you think?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

You're a Blessing

This card was made with another sketch that I received from my stamping friend, Christine, and I must say I really like how it came out.

Stamps: Watercolor Plants T-3083 and Thoughts and Prayers T-3343

Paper: "Emma" V-856, Brown V-235, Ivory V-223
Ink: Fruit Cocktail Versamagic dewdrops S-9903 and Burnt Umber NoirTT218
Nestabilities Labels 1 K-300, Ribbon, button, and floss

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bunny Birthday

Well, it was back to school for our family on Monday. I like to get an early start, and then hopefully an early finish. At the beginning of every summer vacation I am sure that I am going to get so much more done than during the school year, because of the extra time I will have...but, you know what, I don't. I think it is because I tend to not make a schedule during the summer.

As for this card, I think it is missing something...but decided it was okay as it was and let it go.


"I Love Easter" set from TAC...such a cute versatile set

Cuttlebug embossing folder, and watercolor pencils

Monday, August 1, 2011

Birthday Girl

I made this little girl from a stamped image my friend Diana sent my quite a long time ago. She is such a cutie...

Entered into these challenges

Oh, and the ribbon really isn't that crooked.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Elegant Birthday Greeting

This quick and simple card was made using a retired Gift with Purchase sentiment stamp, and with the current "Fancy Curls" stamp set.

Supplies: Noir Palette ink, paper pierced, nesties and circle punch, SU! pearls, and TAC ivory cardstock, walmart black cardstock

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

High Hopes Birthday Challenge

I made this kid's birthday card for the new challenge over on the High Hopes blog. I just love this little giraffe, Stretch. I think this card could work for boy or girl...gotta love that.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Here's a Hug

I was able to get together with some stamping friend on Saturday...and I had a blast. There was a lot of cardmaking going on. Some of the ladies even created as many as 20-40 cards, but me, well, I got a whole 4 done. Oh well, I had a lot of fun, and that made it worth it.

This is the first card I finished.


"Kid Praises" (retired TAC)

Ribbon, circle punches, bazzill cardstock, and "A Little Whimsy"-TACs patterned paper

Colored with colored pencil, blender pen, and skin tone pencils

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thoughts and Prayers Card from Verve Sketch

I made this card with a Verve sketch I found on SCS. The supplies I used are all from The Angel Company. The stamp sets are called "Thoughts and Prayers" and "Running Stitches." The patterned paper is from the "More Mimi" Soar with it Collection. I made the the flower out of cardstock using my scalloped nestie. The ink is Palette Burnt Umber.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Same Sketch-Different Cards

I created these cards with a sketch my friend Christine gave me. The top one was the first thing I created with it, but I wasn't really satisfied with the results, so I made this next one.

I like this one a little bit better, but I hope I will have a little more time to work with the sketch

Be Still Card Supplies:

"Be Still" (TAC)

DCWV and TAC cardstock

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Noir and Burnt Umber Palette Ink

Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen

Gel pen

Boot Card Supplies

"Cowboy Boots" (TAC)
TACs Kraft, Brown, and Ivory cardstock

Rustic Chic patterned paper from TAC

Paper piercer and plastic canvas

Watercolor pencils and dove blender

Noir and Burnt Umber Palette ink
Scissors to rough up the edges

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Quick One Layer Card

I made this card for a challenge over on Paper Wings. We were challenged to make a card using only a card base and layers, no ribbon, buttons, no nothin'. This is what I came up with...and, no, I didn't use any ribbon...that is actually a retired TAC stamp set called "Ribbon Borders." The other two stamp sets are the newly retired "Circle Sampler" and the wonderful sentiment set that is in our current catty called "Thoughts and Prayers."

The ink I used is all Palette...Violete, Cognac, and Landscape. Very quick, very easy, very fun.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pretty Butterflies

This card was inspired by a long ago post on Mischelle's Savvy Projects blog, but when I went to find it I couldn't, so I am sorry I am not able to give credit to the first artist.


"Happily Grateful" TAC (this is the Limited Edition smaller set)

Friskars treading water border punch, scorpal, circle punch, pearls (SU!), and SWIC

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Praying For You!

A quick and simple card using TAC's "Sending a Latte" and "Graphic Blooms" stamp sets.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stars and Stripes Challenge

I made this card for a challenge over on the High Hopes blog. The card needed to be made with a stars and stripes theme to fit...I think this works.

I colored with watercolor pencils and a dove blender and added a little stickles. I ran the blue paper through my Big Shot in a cuttlebug folder, and that was about it besides adhering it all together. Easy peasy.

You Make My Heart Sing

A quick thank you to my stamping friend, Kerry, for stamping off these images for me so I could play with this limited time only stamp set from TAC. The card is based on a sketch from Mojo Monday.


Stamp: You Make My Heart Sing

Paper: TACs "Cha Cha"

Colored with watercolor pencil and a Dove Blender

Accessories: Ribbon, buttons, oval punch, and Crystal stickles

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dear Friend

This darling little girl is from TAC's sets called "Dear Friend." I used an old sketch that seemed to pop into my head when I found this paper while cleaning. The paper is from my stash (Provo Craft, maybe?), and colored with watercolor pencil.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blog Hop Time-Retiring Sets

I am excited to be participating in this month's blog hop, sponsored by Paper Wings, a fun place for angels to hang out, and a site for everyone to get ideas for projects and done with stamps from The Angel Company.

For this month's blog hop we are focusing only on stamp sets that will be retiring at the end of June. That is right, the stamps that you see in this hop are only available for a short time! The good news is that they are available at a discounted price!!! Yeah!!!

My card was done using my all time favorite nature set, called "All Things of Nature." I stamped the image with Noir Palette ink, onto white paper. I then cut out around the hummingbird so that I could have is hovering out of the box. I colored with watercolor pencils and a dove blender. The paper is "A Little Whimsy," also from TAC, and the ribbon is from the "More Mimi" collection.

Now hop on over to see the other participants creations:

Friday, May 20, 2011

You're a Gem!

I used TAC's retired sets called "Pirates" and "Treasure Seekers," which work so well together, and the current "Running Stitches."

Other supplies were punches, pearl stickers, gel pen, and stickles.

Monday, May 16, 2011

High Hopes Firefighter

I was barely able to get a card done in time for the current challenge over on the High Hopes Blog. I loved that the challenge was "Anything Goes,." It made it possible to be a part of it.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Swoosh....There It Is

I CASED this card from another angel's that I saw quite some time ago over on PaperWingsOnline. You can see her version HERE . My sons like her colors better, but I was going for the school colors of the young lady I am giving this to.

Supplies: "Nothing but Net" (retired TAC), Noir Palette ink, Friskars Threading Water punch, and watercolor pencil with blender pen

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just a Sunflower Note

For this card I used this month's stamp of the month "Sunflowers," and paired it with the "Trendy Greetings" sentiment set.

Colored Pencils
Burnt Umber, Noir, and Landscape Palette Ink
Crop a Dile and Eyelets
Brown, Kraft, White, and Bazzill yellow cardstock
Paper piercer
Scorpal (for embossed background)