Thursday, December 30, 2010

AWESOME SALE - Check it out...Ends January 2nd!

Just a quick post - I'd hate for you to miss out on this AWESOME sale!! The Angel Company has put ALL their Designer Papers on SALE!! And what a sale - 50% off!!

You can check out all the paper lines on my online shopping site HERE. HURRY...this sale ends on Sunday, January 2nd!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Quick Note

Just a quick note to let you know I probably won't be posting much over the next few weeks. I'm busy finishing up Christmas presents, baking goodies and spending wonderful time with my family and friends. I have made quite a few gifts and need to take some pictures and get them posted on my blog...not sure when that will be though. Hopefully soon :D

I hope you are enjoying this time of year - slow down and enjoy it! It goes way to fast!! Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowflake Ornament for FBW #135 OPEN Challenge

Hello there! Today is our last challenge for 2010 at Flutter By Wednesday and it's a fun one! This week we'd love for you to create ANYTHING as long as there is a butterfly, fairy or angel on it!!

I found a pack of plastic snowflakes at my local dollar store that I wanted to make into ornaments. I decided to use MERRIEST WISHES by The Angel Company on it - I mean they are the cutest snow angels!!

One of my favorite color combo's for winter is purple, blue and pink.

Gotta have sparkle - the wings have Stickles on them. And although it's hard to tell I used my Stardust Clear Gelly Pen and added a little sparkle to the flowers on the hat and the polka dots on the scarf.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to put on the back. Decided to use a sentiment but could have easily put a special note or a picture of some sort instead.

I stamped snowflakes from ORNAMENTAL SNOWFLAKES in claret Palette pad. The sentiment is from HUNG BY A TREE.

I took this to my FUNShop last night to show the ladies and they LOVED it! I always try and make a special ornament each year and am so pleased with this one! What do you think of it?

As I mentioned before this is our last challenge for 2010. I hope you will play along! FBW will return on January 5th for a special blog hop! I also want to welcome Kristie back to the FBW team and to thank Erin for being a guest designer in December. Oh and we will be looking for a few new team members...details on how you can apply will be on the FBW blog so if you love FAIRIES, BUTTERFLIES AND ANGELS then our team may be for YOU!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Softpencil Tuesday Featuring Christmas Michu!!

My oh my I can't believe that we are almost halfway through December already! Where oh where did the time go? I was able to enjoy a little time in my room yesterday creating. I'm working on finishing up gifts for the neighbors, teachers, bus drivers, postman, etc. It's been fun to do some "projects" rather than just cards.

Today for Softpencil Tuesday I'm using CHRISTMAS MICHU - he's stopping by to wish you Season's Greetings

A lot of times when I'm creating a card I don't like to get too bulky due to mailing issues. BUT I realized that I have a heck of a time even mailing cards so why should I restrict myself! So I piled the goodies on - and it was FUN!

I used The Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS86) for this lovely beauty...I am a HUGE fan of their sketches! They always have such wonderful layers and room for plenty of embellishments!

So whatcha think? Pretty cute, right? There are a few sales still going on over at the Softpencil Blog - and remember you can only get Elizabeth's goodies until January 2nd. And the way time is flying by that will be here before you know it!! so GO!

Thanks for stopping by - see ya tomorrow for a Flutter By Wednesday creation - and guess what? It's not a card :D

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spec-TAC-ular Thursday Featuring Christmas Projects!

Welcome to another edition of Spec-TAC-ular Thursday. In case you are new to my blog, on Thursday I like to showcase a creation using stamps by The Angel Company (or TAC). My good friend, Danni will also be showcasing TAC projects today, so be sure to stop by her blog! Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought I'd show a few projects that I'm creating for friends and family.

I don't know about you but I always seem to give gift cards of some sort to my sister. Abby's school is selling these money saving cards which are good to local restaurants in Topeka which I think we'll be giving to the mailman and bus driver this year. They are the same size as a gift card so I'll be using this for them as well. I found the tutorial over at the Stamping411 blog. I had to change it up a bit since I wasn't using the same supplies as them.

I used punches rather than dies. Here is a close up of little Rudolph:

I used my Copics to color him. The papers are from the Reece Soar With It Collection and Cardstock. Rudolph is the tab that you pull which holds the gift card.

It's pretty cool gift card holder and you can get 4 of the pockets from one 8&1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock so they are very economical!! Plus by making one of these it shows the recipient that you took the extra time to make a special holder for that gift card!

Next up are a few little goodies that I have on hand to give out - you know to the bell ringer or the cashier or maybe a neighborhood child. Just something little, dressed up to show that you put in a little extra TLC for them.

I used my long scallop Nestabilities die to cut the cardstock. I scored them, punched a hole for the candy cane and then punched two small holes at the top to tie close with ribbon. The part that took the longest was coloring. I used my pencils and OMS to color them in.

So what do you think? I hope you've enjoyed my projects. If you have any questions, just email me. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Please Note: I am a demonstrator for The Angel Company. You can find these stamps and products for purchase on my website - For easy reference, I've added everything under FEATURED PRODUCTS on my site. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to order outside the US.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

You're An Angel - FBW #134

Good Morning! It seems like I haven't posted too much lately. So much going on but things are starting to slow down and I'm able to hang out with my family more. Love this time of year - the snuggling on the couch, sipping hot cocoa, watching ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas...totally makes me happy!

This time of year, lots of people make me happy. I thought why not let them know...I mean shouldn't I make someone else happy especially if they were the ones that brought that smile to my face?

This wasn't what I thought I'd make at all (just ask Danni, lol). I couldn't decide what stamp I wanted to use..yes, folks I have a few to choose from! Since I was having so much trouble deciding I went and picked out a sketch I liked and then picked my image. A little backwards for me but it worked! I used The Sweet Stop Sketch SSS84 - it's a fun one!

I guess I should have said this in the beginning but the challenge over at the Flutter By Wednesday Blog this week is an OPEN one - anything goes as long as you include a fairy, butterfly or angel on it. To play along just head on over to the FBW blog for all the details and to link your creation!

Sorry for the short post...I watched the Hallmark Movie from a couple of weeks ago and cried (do it EVERY time!) now my eyes are on fire. Plus didn't sleep well at all so I'm VERY tired. Time to get some rest so I can do some creating tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's a FAN Blog Hop over at PMS!

Today over at Paper Makeup Stamps we are having a blog hop! If you arrived here from Lisa McKinney's blog then you are on the right track! For this blog hop, anything goes as long as there is a holiday or winter theme and PMS stamps are used. Last month I won the set Christmas Cheer so I knew I wanted to use that.

I just love the wordart, May the Spirit of Christmas. It says everything I want to convey! I used Mojo Monday 168 for my layout. Had to change it just a bit to account for the wonderful sentiment.

Did you know just for leaving a comment you could win a prize? That's right, leave comments along the blog hop and you could win a grab bag full of stamp goodies! Comment entries will close on December 14th. So leave a comment and then hop on over to Andrea Vernagus's blog to see what fabulous creation she has for you!

Just in case you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participants by going

Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!