Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Spec-TAC-ular Savings!

TAC™ Promotions
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Check it out, 50% off T-coded stamps. WOW!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday Template 12/30/08


Please be sure to check out everyone's blog to see their gorgeous artwork!

Check out the links on the right for Ami, Angie and Melinda.
This sketch is from Ami.
If you would like to join in the fun, please make your item and either send it to me referencing TT123008 or post it to your blog and send us the link via our comments. We'd love to see them!
All Products from the Angel Co.
Product list:
Palette Ink: Chartreuse & Toile Pink
Stamps: Summer Elegance & Marvelouse Mottos
Cardstock: White, Black & Bazzill Lime
Ribbon: Mia's Cottage White Satin Ribbon
Floss: Lime & Pink
Glue & Glitter
White Gel Pen
Corrigator
Hope you have a great New Year and Please post your resolutions. I am working on my list as right now to have a jump start for the coming year.
Cheers! Maria

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Update on Puppy & Christmas

Here is a little update on the past couple of days. Shadow had another check up and at 15 weeks old he is 45 pounds. Yikes!
He eats about 20 Pounds of food a week, and he is already taking the large pills for heart worm preventive.
This is him all tuckered out after opening his presents on Christmas day, the only one he wanted was that duck. I think he likes it because it makes duck noises. LOL!
My kids had a wonderful day and still are glowing. They are happy they have another week without school. John is showing signs of improvement on his behavior. We are continuing to work with him to talk out your problems versus hurting others.
We got the kids a couple of small gifts then a combined gift of the Wii system. They absolutely love playing it and even the little guy does pretty well. I like how it makes them move and interact with it. I am thinking about getting the Wii Fit for me to help motivate me to lose more weight.
Here at the end of the year with the resolution that I wanted to lose weight, well I did not hit my goal but I did lose 25 pounds. I will continue to work on that with the coming year. Weight Watchers is my friend, lol.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday Template 12-23-08



Please be sure to check out everyone's blog to see their gorgeous artwork!
Check out the linkgs on the right for Ami, Angie and Melinda.
This sketch is from Me. :o) I hope you like it, since I should have taking my friend Melinda advise and not done a sketch without first have the card done. LOL! Oh, well I worked on this one for a while but I do like the results.
If you would like to join in the fun, please make your item and either send it to me referencing TT122308 or post it to your blog and send us the link via our comments. We'd love to see them!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Nifty Notes Contest Entry



This is a tag shaped message board I made for the Nifty Notes Contest. I used the Neutral Chipboard to make it sturdy, then covered with Angelee, next I adhered a notepad that I covered with more Angelee, I sponged a clothespin to hold the pen, and finally added the embelishments and ribbons. I love how it came out, hope you do too.

All Products: The Angel Co.

Contempary Cool Contest


This is my take of contempory cool. I wish the colors came out better, I really love the olive with the tan. I did this one for another TAC contest, but unfortunity it did not win. That's kay since it gives me lot of pratice with a hobby I absolutely love.


All Products: The Angel Co.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Puppy Update


I wanted to give the lastest update on the Puppy. Here he is with John, this is his new favorite spot. That calls for problems in the future, since he will take up the entire couch soon. He is steadly gaining weight, about 5 pounds a week. He is 14 weeks on Saturday and weights 40 pounds.
Oh, and we changed his name.... to Shadow. We did this for two reason, first his face is so black and he follows you everywhere. And Junior just did not fit, and we just kept calling him Clifford....

He also thinks he is a lap dog, which posses a problem when John wants to sit in my lap. Oh, well I guess they will have to share.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday Template 12-16-08

Please be sure to check out everyone's blog to see their awesome artwork!



Check the links on the right for Ami, Angie and Melinda.


This sketch is from Angie, and wow she put a lot of thought into the design. I really enjoyed this one, got to play with my new sets.



If you would like to join in the fun, please make your card, scrapbook page, or paper craft and either send it to me referencing TT121608 or post it on your blog and send us the link via our comments. We would love to see them!







This card is made with the Angelee swic, Angelee cardstock, Just Dream stamp set, Always Remember stamp set, and Pewter Press Hardware kit.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Stamp lifted xmas card



Here is a card that I stamplifted from Julia who stamplifted from Debbie Olson. LOL! Julia's card was made using Stampin Up! stamps, Well I just wanted to create it using the Angel Company stamps.

This is the set Good Timber done in landscape ink, and the pine cones are done in burnt umber. The Merry is from mini bet and Christmas is from the Joy of Christmas set. I really like the design of this card, I think I am going to turn it into a masculine birthday card.

Acrylic Album of my Niece

This is an acrylic album that I did of my neice and her bf. They are cute and in love.
































Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday Template 12-09-08


Please be sure to check out everyone's blog to see their artwork! Check out the links on the right for Ami, Angie and Melinda.

This sketches is Melinda's and I liked it so much that I made three cards. LOL!


If you would like to join in the fun, please make your card or papercraft and either send it to me referencing TT120908 or post it on your blog and send us the link via our comments. We'd love to see them!












































































Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Template 12-02-08


Please be sure to check out everyone's blog to see their artwork! The links are to the right for Ami, Angie and Melinda.
This sketch comes from Ami Cook. Didn't she do an awesome job?! I love it, I always struggle with the long rectangles. So, of course I flipped this one on its side. I did however decide to make two cards since I need to work on Christmas card designs.
I like the blue one. I have been trying to work with the pattern saying stamps for a while. I find that I like it the best when I can use the kaliedoscope ink pad.
The green and red card it done with the pattern saying set and the homespun set.
The blue one card is done with holiday magic set, and the birdy holiday. I also used the Mia's Cottage soar with it collection for the distressed patterned paper.
Lets us know what you think, I know that we are enjoying doing this challenge. What do you all out there think?





If you would like to join in the fun, please make your card or papercraft and either send it to me referencing TT120208 or post it on your blog and send us the link via our comments. We'd love to see them!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tags




Here are a couple of tags that I made for the upcoming holidays. Love making tags, simple and easy.


The last one is an ornament tag, so the recipient can keep it as an ornament.

All products the Angel Co.





















Valentine's Day

Simple flap card, done in Reece SWIC and the Sweet goodies stamp set. I dyed the flower to match the ink, made closure with a velour tab. Then mounted the sentiment on the inside.
Happy Valentine's Day.
All Products The Angel Company

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We had wonderful time at home with a small group of family. It was wonderful. I am glad it is done since it is sooooo much work! But this still rains supreme as my favorite holiday.
This card is one of the cards that I sent this year. The original design is from Lori Betterly (an awesome Angel). I changed it a little added the swirl leaves, but the sketch and design is hers.
All products and stamps are the Angel Co.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday Template 11-25-08


Please be sure to check out everyone's blog to see their artwork! Check out the links on the right for Ami, Angie and Melinda.
This sketch is mine. Of course I do not like it now. LOL! But that is really how it goes for me. I do a project, sketch, page or card then I hate it.
Oh, well this is done using the ribbon as a tie closure. I have the scallop punches in almost every size as you can see. The stamp set is Butterfly Bits and Seeds of Blessing.

If you would like to join in the fun, please make your card or papercraft and either send it to me referencing TT112508 or post it on your blog and send us the link via our comments. We'd love to see them!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I am late posting this award, I am a boob. I received this award Ami Cook at Diva for a day. I appreciate the thought and the award

So here's the rules with this award:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees

Here is my fabulous picks for this award. Now if you have been recently nominated I understand not duplicating the post. By the way I could easily list a 100 blogs that I think are great. But these are my top picks.

1. Angie at http://www.creationsbyangela.blogspot.com/
2. Melinda at http://www.melindasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
3. Eva at http://stampsmore.blogspot.com/
4. Cathy at http://cathystclair.blogspot.com/
5. Melissa at http://stampitscrapitshareit.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Perfect Gift

I received the most perfect gift today in the mail, from a very dear friend. This person shall remain nameless until the time she choices to reveal herself.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

I have to say this is one of the coolest gifts ever. I love it, I have been thinking about what photos are good enough.

I am send big hugs for what I will say is my bestest birthday present yet! This month is starting to shape up to be a wonderful month.


I believe the paper is from the Angel Company maybe Winchester.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Card to Crop WINNER!

Yes, you heard it right, this is the Card to Corp winner for the Angel Company. This is an older photo of my daughter but I still love it. It screams fall to me, she still loves to play in the leaf piles. Just this morning she asked if we could rake up the leaves in the front yard and play on Saturday. Little does she realize that this is mom's way of getting the front yard raked. haha...

I am still floating, I have to find out the details of the contest. I believe that I get $75. worth of free stamps. Yeah!

To see the card better you will have to click on the picture. All images, cardstock, patterned paper are from The Angel Company. The bestest, stamp company.

Tuesday Template 11-18-08

Please be sure to check out everyone's blog to see their artwork! See the links to the right for Angie, Ami and Melinda.

Fall is offical here and gone, or so it seems. I love fall and it does seem like this year it was shorter than ever.
This weeks template comes from Angie. I think it is pretty with out anything. LOL! Of course pink is my favorite color so she could not have gone wrong with this one. I love the layout, lines simple and clean.

My card is the start of trying to figure out what I want to do for Thanksgiving cards. I am so late this year. I think that I need to get my butt in gear.

This is the Angel company's stamp set of the month for October. Love the leaves it has several good sayings too! Sorry, if you missed this one. Of course you could check out Novembers stamp of the month. To see if you are interested: http://www.theangelcompany.net/sotm.html
Let me know there are great incentives going on which give you double rewards.

If you would like to join in the fun, please make your card or papercraft and either send it to me referencing TT111808 or post it on your blog and send us the link via our comments. We'd love to see them!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Update on Puppy


Okay, so here is the scoop on the new puppy. We picked him up just one short week ago. He was 8 weeks old and 17 pounds. Well, he had his check up and he is 9 weeks old and 21 pounds. Can you believe it he gained four pounds in week?
In this picture we have placed Clifford's collar on Junior. My husband has says that he has some but shoes to fill. :o)
We miss our Clifford, but having Junior has helped heal our hearts.
He looks like dumbo with his jumbo ears.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday Template


Please be sure to check out everyone's blog to see their artwork!


Our fourth sketch was provided by Melinda.















Here is my take on this weeks template....




















I had plans of grandor and this was the best that I could do for a page with my daughter Julianna.

If you would like to join in the fun, please make your card or papercraft and either send it to me referencing TT111108 or post it on your blog and send us the link via our comments. We'd love to see them!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Newest Addition


His name is Junior, and he is a real hillbilly. Or so that is what I think, he is just an old soul.

He is just 8 weeks old, and he weighs about 17 pounds. In the next few months he will be growing by leaps and bounds. I will update with pictures showing his growth.

He is a Old English Mastiff and we got him from MTC Mastiffs in Arkansas. Which we drove down on Friday night and stayed over and picked him up on Saturday.

I have to say for a puppy he does really well with letting us know that he needs to go out. These dogs are great family dogs, and they do well as inside dogs.

I just love the sweety.






















Thursday, November 6, 2008

Christmas Stamp a Stack Card 4


Here is another card done with the same set from our Christmas stamp a stack. This design was created by Vickie Todd, she used the Versamark Resist with the Fruitcake spectrum ink pad. I really enjoyed making this one with the brayer and the spectrum pad. I love that these two cards are so different but the same.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Stamp a Stack Card 3


This past Saturday was the Christmas stamp a stack. We made 4 card designs 5 each for a total of 20 cards.

I am not sure if you can tell but I used iridescent embossing powder and stamped the holly swirlies. I love this new set, the tis the season is included in this set. I punched the flower out of the Reece smic, then punched two holes in it to make like a button.

All Products The Angel Company: Kraft Cardstock, Scarlet Cardstock, Ivory Cardstock, Reece SWIC, Gold Embossing Powder, Iridescent Embossing Powder, and Holly Swirles stamp set