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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas is coming...

And I have begun stamping my cards. I know I should pick one design and then "mass produce," but I can't seem to make the same card twice. I have made 5 cards now-these are the first two-and none are the same. The stamp set is very versatile. Check it out: Homespun Holiday.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow, I can't believe it has been months since I last posted here.

My sister Angela sent me the card on the left for Thanksgiving. That inspired me to make the next two cards. I have not done much with punches before. The pumpkins are made with 5 oval punches. Then Burnt Umber is sponged on top. the leaves are buttons I have had forever.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Here's a card I made today. I found this stamped image when cleaning my stamp area. It is a retired TAC stamp. I colored it with watercolor crayons and the VersaMarker, then embossed it with clear powder. I used a sheet of cardstock that is white on one side for the card base. I used the Scorpal to add three vertical lines about an inch from the fold and tore the right edge. The white splash is opaque white Stazon applied with a sponge. I used Palette violet to stamp the sentiment and sponge the torn edge. After putting in the three eyelets, I covered the inside with printed paper to hide the back of the eyelets and added a 1 inch piece down the right edge, leaving room to write a note.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Here's a sympathy card for a male friend I made today. The picture was taken by me on my trip to the west coast last Easter. I printed it on regular paper, mounted it on two pieces of card stock, then stamped a piece of acetate the same size as the card front with cotton white opaque Stazon, and attached it with brads before gluing the pieces onto the card base. In the past I have had problems designing sympathy cards. But now I use pictures I have taken with my digital camera of scenery, add acetate, and really like the way they turn out.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Now is the time to have a Funshop

I love a bargain and double the rewards is one of my favorites! If you were considering hosting a Funshop, perhaps this will entice you:
TAC™ Promos

Call or email me to schedule one soon.

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Christmas in July for New Angels!

If you were thinking of joining TAC as a demonstrator, now is a great time. Let me know if you want to find out how to get your wings!
Just for new angels:
TAC™ Promos

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July Stamp of the Month

Have you seen the July Stamp of the Month? This set can be purchased at the discounted price with an additional $30 of product.
Did you also know you can see and purchase the previous month's Stamp of the Month by shopping at my ecommerce page? Just click on the catalog link on the left, then products, then online only.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

My newest cards...

I can't believe it has been a month since I last posted! Here are the cards I have made recently. The wedding card uses acetate over the card with a pocket for a gift card that pulls out with the tag. The black and white card also uses acetate.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Scor-Pal Blog Hop

I have signed up for another Blog Hop with my fellow TAC angels. This time everyone is doing something with the scor-pal tool.

I made these three cards with the technique using markers and the scor-pal. I added a twist by going over the back of the lines with the scoring tool so the marker lines are also raised up.
This card uses the TAC stamp Ship Collage(T2027) and gold embossing powder over Versamark ink. The two cards below have no stamping, only decorated paper and paper posies.

Here is the tutorial that Rita Kegg did for the Scor-pal website that inspired me:

Be sure to check out these other angels' blogs on May 4th for more fantastic scor-pal ideas:


Sunday, April 26, 2009


I just returned from a visit with a dear friend in Washington and my son's family in Portland. I took pictures of breathtaking scenery, thinking some would look great on cards. Here is the card I made to send to my friend who was with me when I took the picture. I used stamps from the sets Flourishes(T2614 p. 70 fall cataog) and Swirly Sayings(a retired Mabelle set), stamped a piece of acetate with Stazon Opaque cotton white, and attached it to the photo with a ribbon before gluing it on to the card.

I also used another photo taken of the same harbor with the gray clouds as a basis for a sympathy card, but that one got sealed in the envelope before I remembered about scanning it. I have to say thank you to Allison whose card was the original inspiration and whose love for all things acetate got me hooked. Here's her blog page-she is very creative so you must check out her posts.

Monday, March 30, 2009

"Zindorf" style card

Have you seen Michelle Zindorf's blog yet? What she does with ink and embossing pwoder is pure art. I made this card for my father in law's birthday.It is my first attempt at something like what Michelle does. I embossed the Hunting scene first, then embossed the moon, then added different colors of ink by rubbng them directly on the paper and buffing them off the embossed areas.

Michelle has almost 200 tutorials on her website here:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Flower Collage Trio

My fellow Angels are having a "Blog Hop" where we all post a card made with the same stamp set and then add the links to everyone's blog so you can see everyone's ideas. The stamp set we are using is called Flower Collage Trio (T899) and it is one of my favorites. It can be used for many different occasions. Click on the stamp name to see all the stamps in the set.

I colored the flowers with a blending pen and watercolor pencils, trying to keep it subtle. The bottom is torn patterned paper with sponged purple ink across the torn edge, then glued on white cardstock . The purple tab is just a punched circle cut in half with a stickle spot in the center. There's also a stickle spot in the flower's center. I did a little paper piercing, some sponging of black around the edges, wrapped a sheer ribbon around it, and then adhered it to a purple card.

Take a few minutes to check out these Angels' cards by clicking on each girl's name:

Melisa Maria Angela Jany Christina Laurie Deb Chelsea

Saturday, January 31, 2009


The day will be here before you know it. I made these two cards today. The scallop edge was made using a corner rounder. I colored the ladies with a blender pen and watercolor pencils on a piece of watercolor paper. "Love" and "U" are heat embossed using Versamark ink with pink powder. The red paper is a deeper red than the scan shows. All stamps are from The Angel Company. The ladies are from a retired set.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Birthday Cards

I have made these cards recently for family birthdays.
The one on the left was for my sister who loves to dance. I used the Giga scalloped circle punch with the swiss dot embossng folder. The other one was for my husband's sister. The red cardstock opens into a check holder. I then glued it onto a 5X7 sheet so it would fit in a standard envelope. Now I have to go make my son's birthday card.