Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Catalog is now Online

Folks I'm so happy to report that the NEW 2011-2012 catalog from The Angel Company is now available online. So if you are waiting to get the new book and just can't wait to see all the wonderful new stamp sets then you better check out this link!

If you would like to get a catalog feel free to contact me - I picked up my order at seminar and have them now to deliver!

The cost is just $6.95 if you are local or I can ship it for $10. Better yet why not get two and share with a friend for just $15 (includes shipping to one address).

Grab a cup of ice coffee and enjoy browsing the online version - then contact me to get the book as you are going to want to have all the wonderful inspiration and ideas and your fingertips!!

A Joyful Hello for Flutter By #160

Today for Flutter By Wednesday we have an OPEN challenge - anything goes as long as you use a butterfly, fairy or angel on your new creation. I'm showing a card that I originally submitted for the catalog design call at The Angel Company. I used the butterfly from the Gift of Friendship stamp set. The stamp set was first released as a Spring Fling special but is now available in the new catalogue.

My friend Ellen and I are a little ROY G BIV obsessed - love me some color! It makes me happy and totally brings a smile to my face. Repeating the butterflies in that color combo just seemed the thing to do, lol!

This week Through The Craft Door is giving away a FREE one year subscription to one random participant. So make sure you play along! Head over to the FBW Blog to read all the details and to link your NEW creation. Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cupcakes & New Stamps

Good Afternoon! Have you missed me? Last week I spent time finishing up trades, swaps and such for seminar. Plus I was asked to teach a class at seminar so I had to work out those details. Danni, who I've had the pleasure of talking with on the phone and exchanging lots of emails with also flew out on Wednesday and then left on Monday. It was a complete blast and I will share details very soon but let me tell you if you don't have a rep from TAC already, contact me as you will want to get the FABULOUS new catty!!!

Ok so I'm a tad late with Softpencil but that is because all my stuff was packed for seminar and since I hadn't unpacked anything yet I had to do that first. Then I couldn't see my desk to even create so had to clear that off....let's just say that the last day has been trying to get organized!

Today, I'm sad to say is the last day for Softpencil as Elizabeth has decided to close her digi stamp store. No worries you have until August 1st to get the digi's though so hurry on over there!

Today we are using Ratiny on a Cupcake. I'm in the patriotic mood with 4th of July coming up so thought I'd use those colors. Plus I'm hoping to make some kind of treat for our parade & picnic and I thought cupcakes would be perfect!

Now even though we are saying goodbye to Softpencil Digi's we are saying hello to her new rubber stamps! I'm so thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful company! The Angel Company has launched three new sets exclusively from Softpencil Studios.

I can help you get these rubber stamps in your home! You can email me for details. And I can ship ANYWHERE so everyone can get them!! At seminar we were give the first set called Sunshine &'s so fun and I can't wait to show you some projects using it! The second set is called Sweet Spring and the third is With Love. I adore that snail and rabbit in the With Love set...can't wait to get that one!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with a Flutter By project - see ya then!

Monday, June 27, 2011

NEW Inspiration Book & Catalogue Available NOW!!

I'm so excited to share with you the new catalogue from The Angel Company! It is jammed packed with TONS of new stamp sets as well as many other things like...

  • 3 new illustrators - Softpencil Studios (yep, Elizabeth now has rubber stamps!!), Nina B and Phyllis Harris plus wonderful new sets from the fabulous Mabelle RO
  • 60 Smoothies cardstock colors - and let me tell you these are YUM-O-LICIOUS!
  • Individual Sketch Copic Markers and Refills
  • Sew Easy Fancy Floss and Bakers Twine
  • New Mementos line - ink pads, dew drops, re-inkers, markers and I-Zing glitter glue
  • Big Kick Die Cut Machine, texture plates and dies
  • New Nestabilities Dies (plus Nina B has released coordinating stamp sets for them!)
  • Copic XPress-it cardstock
  • Spica Glitter Pen sets
  • New Flower Punches - LOVE the Floriano 2/18" one...BEAUTIFUL!
Is that enough? No? Well we also have 8 NEW level A Hostess Sets, 4 NEW level B Hostess Sets and 1 New level C Hostess Set. And who can forget the 12 NEW GWP stamps that are FREE with a $30 purchase!?!?!

I'm telling you - you need to get this in your hands! The samples are so inspiring and truly beautiful. And I'm not saying that just cause I have a card in there :D

So how do you get this...well you can email me and I'll will send you one for $10 (which includes priority shipping). Want one for your friend? Then you can get two for $15 (shipping to the same address). How's that for a deal? Contact me soon cause these are going to FLY off the shelf!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Come and Get It!!! Summer Release is HERE!!!

Today is the day!! It's time to get all those wonderful new digi's available exclusively at Whimsy and Stars Studio!! Let me introduce you to FLOATY GIRL

I know - how stinkin' cute is she?!?! LOVE her little piggy tails!

I used the fabulous Echo Park Splash collection - isn't it awesome? LOVE me some Echo Park, people!!

Thanks for stopping by today - rush on over to Whimsy & Stars Studio and get FLOATY GIRL and all the other new digi's for your collection. You know you NEED them :D

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sneak Peek - He Created Spring!

I'm the Guest Designer over on the Savvy Projects blog today and I'm showing a sneak peek of a new set from The Angel Company called He Created Spring. It's from Mabelle RO and as you know I'm a HUGE fan of her images!!

I was able to paper piece her dress using the Maggie collection. I love the colors in all the Maggie papers which is what made me choose my Copics for coloring.

I added lots of little details with my white gel pen. I wish I had the Copic colors I used for you but I forgot to write them down before cleaning my work space. SORRY!

You can purchase He Created Spring at a special price right now BEFORE it debuts in the new catalog which I will have in my little hands next week....eeeeeekkkkkk! I'm so excited! If you are interested in purchasing just email me as it's not available through my website at the special price. You can see this set and the other sneak peeks from The Angel Company's new catalog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Almost Time...

Just a few more days...
Mark your calendars - you won't be disappointed!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday # 159 - Color Combo

Hello Friends! How is your summer going? I hope well - I know it's been busy for me and time just seems to be flying by. I NEED for it to slow down a bit - there is so much I want to do before school starts back up! First up on that NEED to do list is teaching myself how to crochet and doing some sewing/fabric projects! Oh well maybe soon...right now I'm busy creating cards and trades for seminar next week. Well I guess I should say I'm creating them as I haven't even started yet, lol! BUT good news is I have ideas...ANYWAY you are visiting to see my wonderful Flutter By Creation, right!

This week we have a color combo for you - pink, orange and green along with a butterfly, fairy or angel. I have a basket beside my desk that is FULL of new stamps that I have yet had time to add to my index book. I decided that I better start using some of them since I have no idea when they'll actually get put away!

I used my Butterfly Pure Innocence which I paper pieced and colored with my Copics. The paper is from October Afternoon. I had trouble finding just orange, pink and green paper which is a shocker with all the paper that I have! I used Verve June week 2 sketch for the layout.

So whatcha think? I hope you'll find some time to sit down a create and join us in our challenge. We'd love to have you! Visit the Flutter By Wednesday blog for all the details! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Vintage Rides

I've got a sneak peek of a new stamp set from Nina Brackett. She's one of three new designers with The Angel Company. The set I'm showcasing today is called Vintage Rides.

Gotta love that bicycle - I pimped it out to look like something my daughter would ride. I added glitter and sparkle and even made the banana seat glossy...remember those back in the day?Makes me think of my childhood and having the plastic basket on the front to carry all my treasures.

I had to put something in the basket so decided some flowers would be good. The background is from the Simple Starters stamp set - I stamped it with VersaMark and then embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it a little shine.

You can see more samples using Vintage Rides over on the Savvy Projects Blog. If you are interested in purchasing this set for yourself, feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!

Hello Sweets

Happy Tuesday to you! Thanks for joining me for another Softpencil Tuesday! Today we are showcasing Amy on a Cupcake with you. I colored the digital image with my Copics. For the cupcake I used my hand held circle punch and punched out some small circles to represent confetti. I then added glitter over all of it. I kind of wish I would have just put glitter on the confetti circles and then put Glossy Accents over everything else. Oh me reason to make another one, lol!

I used some of my favorite paper from Doodlebug - don't think they make anything I don't like! The sentiment is from a set that was available in the Spring Fling by The Angel Company called Sweet those fonts!

Remember this is Elizabeth's last digital stamp collection. She will be closing her store August 1st so head on over the the Softpencil Blog and pick up Amy on a Cupcake before it's too late!

Good news - some of Elizabeth's images will be available in rubber from The Angel Company. And luckily for you - you know someone who works for them...ME :D Look for more information about her stamps next month when the new catalog debuts!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Check It Out - New Digi's Coming SOON!!!

Oh yeah and they are all ADORABLE!!! Check back on Saturday for a creation using one of the new digi's...can't tell you which one though because I'm having a hard time choosing just ONE!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Birthday Time!!

Hello everyone! Quick post here to share another fabulous digital image from Mabelle RO called Birthday Turtle. He's so cute and perfect for a boy's birthday.

I used The Sweet Stop sketch SSS111 for my layout. Papers are from TAC called Kaleidoscope Boyz. I added glitter to the cupcake and liquid applique to his hat. It was fun to create a card without pink. I did realize though I don't have a lot of non girly papers...good thing we know more girls than boys, lol!

You can get Birthday Turtle in the Whimsy and Stars Studio shop here. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Favorites Blog Hop

Today over on the Savvy Projects Blog we are having a FAVORITES blog hop. That's right use your FAVORITE stamp, colors, technique - whatever! So I had to use my FAVORITE set Happily Grateful...

I also had to use my FAVORITE colors, my FAVORITE sentiments (Sophisticated Sentiments) and my FAVORITE product - glitter!!

I hope you'll join us this weekend and show us what YOUR FAVORITE is...I know I want to see it! You can see more fabulous inspiration from all the participants.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Going Dotty at Flutter By Wednesday

This week at Flutter By Wednesday we are going dotty - that's right we want to see those polka dots along with your butterfly, fairy or angel on a NEW creation! I used the new digi from Wee Stamps called Fairy...she's so beautiful!

Since the image is so pretty I didn't want to add too much...I'm in awe of her wings. LOVE them!!

I hope you'll join us this week at FBW. Just visit the blog to see some wonderful creation and to link your card. I'd like to take a moment and THANK everyone for playing and joining us each Wednesday. We are happy to report that we have OVER 600 FOLLOWERS!!! THANK YOU for making FBW such a success!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Collection From Softpencil & Some News

This month Elizabeth is releasing a new collection to the Softpencil Store and it's all about cupcakes!
Ratiny on a Cupcake
Charmy on a Cupcake
Amy on a Cupcake

Aren't they adorable?! Look for my creations using them during the month of June. Also, with a sad heart, I must tell you that this will be Elizabeth's last release. She has decided to close her digital stamp store on August 1st. That means you only have a couple of months to get these new images as well as her other ones before they are gone. Stop by the Softpencil Blog for all the details and to visit the Etsy store to buy some of the digital stamps now.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Unexpected Treasures

Today I'd like to share another cutie from Mabelle RO called Searching

Not sure what she's looking for but unexpected treasures are sure to be found! She's so fun to color and I had to add some Glossy Accents to the looks awesome IRL!
I used my new MME paper, Lime Twist - LOVE the colors! They are so ME! You can bet you'll see MANY more creations using this paper pad.

Want to grab this digital image for yourself? Head on over to the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog to see all the happenings and to visit Mabelle's Etsy shop. There are so many cute images that I know you'll want to get!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'm hoping to get some crafting time in and get ahead. Seminar is in a couple of weeks and I need to start working on my swaps. Plus there are all these fun things I want to try. Good thing Abby is in camp next week - cause mommy's going to be B U S Y :D

Thursday, June 2, 2011

You Make My Heart Sing

For the month of June and July you can pick up the limited edition stamp set, You Make My Heart Sing, at a special price!

The set has some cute images but I decided to pick this one as it was something a little different for me. See there is a cute girl who is a butterfly that I so grabbed first to use but then realized that I ALWAYS use those images so wanted something else :D

Went pretty simple on this card. There are two things that I think make this card cool - first off I used scraps of cardstock (GOTTA LOVE THIS) and second you could pick ANY three colors and change the card very easy. Add some twine and you've got an awesome card quickly. Can't beat that!

Here's the entire set you can get:

Want to see more inspiration? The Dream Team made some fabulous samples and they are featured on the Savvy Projects blog. You can visit my website ( to get this set for yourself or email me.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

FBW #157 Sponsored by Paper Pretties

This week at FBW we are being sponsored by Paper Pretties. We were given a few different digi's to work with and I decided to use FLUTTERBY

too cute - perfect digi for Flutter By Wednesday challenge!! I used another new 6x6 paper pad that I got recently by Echo Park called A Walk In The Park. LOVE the fabulous colors and designs in their papers. I used it for color inspiration when coloring my image.

Do you ever go back and forth trying to decide whether to add a sentiment or not on your cards? I mean I make so many cards and am not using them (which is one of my goals for the summer to change). Heck a lot of times I just make card fronts...trying to change that though because that's one less thing stopping me from sending it out. KWIM?

I hope you'll join us this week...remember anything goes as long as you include a butterfly, angel or fairy on your NEW creation! Stop by the Flutter By Wednesday blog to link your creation and to check out some awesome inspiration! PLUS there is a giveaway so you'll want to join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!