Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tis the Season.....

Yes it's that time again! You know like the Christmas season, Hunting season, well I guess there is a season for everything right? Well, here it is Wedding season! Isn't it the case the everyone wants to get married in May or June?

So, one of my favorite things to do is make cards! So I recently opened my own Etsy shop and started taking card orders. I haven't done a whole lot with the shop because I am soooo busy taking local orders! I love it!!

Today I am going to show you 3 cards I made for one of my friends! They were alot of fun to make and she really liked them which is what makes me most happy! A happy customer! hehehe!!

For these cards I used TAC's Blissfully Ever After, which I am sad to say, will no longer be available after June! We did get the discontinued list and I will get it posted here for you tomorrow!





So these were alot of fun to make! I love that pink and black for a wedding! So elegant! If you have any questions about that discontinued list, email me and I can help you out! All the stamps that we will be saying goodbye to, are going to be 25% off!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supplies:
"Congrats"
Stamps: Blissfully Ever After (TAC)
Paper: DCWV Black CS, TAC's White Ultrasmooth
Misc: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cricut Shapes, Colored Pencils and Gamsol, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
"Congratulations"
Stamp: TAC's Blissfully Ever After, Aged Ornaments
Paper: Pink and Black Bazzill, White TAC Ultrasmooth
Misc: Ribbon, Pop Dots, Cricut Shapes, Pink Gems
"Blissfully Ever After"
Stamps" Blissfully Ever After (TAC)
Paper: Pink and Black Bazzill, TAC's White Ultrasmooth Cardstock
Misc: Ribbon, Pop Dots, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Pink Colored Pencil, Stickles

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April Angel Art: Scrapbooking Blog Hop

Well, here we are in April already! I am so excited to see a hint of green on our trees! I love spring!

For this month's Angel Art, we were to use any current Gift With Purchase stamps or Hostess Set! I am going to share a couple of quick and simple pages!

This first page uses several stamps! The hostess set it features is called Hinges. When I first saw the set, I wasn't quite sure what I could do with it but then you see samples of what others have done and you realize just how cute it is! I totally cased the idea in this page from a card we made at Round Up!

I first stamped Script Background onto my Kraft CS in Burnt Umber. Then I stamped the Hinges, also in Burnt Umber, right over the top! I traced the bottom of the hinge with my gray tombow marker to give it a shadowed effect.
This next page uses the hostess set, Cute As a Bug! I love this set because it has so many uses! All of the paper you see is from DCWV! I did, however, print out one of the FREE black and white downloads on Scarlet CS and then used the Sketched-bet Uppers for the word "BUG"! I loved that polka dot download from The Angel Company!

As, you can see I also only rounded 3 corners just for an added touch!
One last thing I did was add some paper piercing with my Scor-pal!
There are several other Angels who have some great things to share in this Angel Art Blog Hop! So, hop on over and check them out! Thanks for looking!
Have a great day!

Supplies:
"Love"
Stamps: Hinges, Forever Family, Script Background
Ink: Burnt Umber Palette, Kailedscope Pad
Paper: Kraft CS, Brown Bazzill, Aspen CS
Misc: Brown Ribbon, Flowers and Buttons, Brown Scrappers Floss
"Cute as a Bug"
Stamps: Cute as a Bug, Date Disks, Sketched-bet Uppers
Ink: Noir Palette
Paper: DCWV, TAC's Black and White Downloads, TAC's White Ultrasmooth
Misc: Scor-Pal, Paper Piercer, Pop Dots

Friday, April 17, 2009

Some fun news.....

No cards for now just a little fun news!

The owner of The Angel Company, Mischelle Smith, has been a visitor at my blog recently! She has some amazingly sweet things to say and I just had to share with you!

Click here to check out her blog!

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cuttlebug Love

Yes, I am admitting it! I do love my Cuttlebug! It does amazing things for a card! So, I just joined a Yahoo group for Cuttlebug's and they do something they call a mingle. You can make a card and send it to someone and then you get one back!

Today I made a couple of cards with my cuttlebug! I used a couple different embossing folders and my nesties!

I love this one with the white on white. I recently saw a card like this and I can't remember where. It looks so clean! I love it!

This one is so bright and cheery! The embossing folder wtih the flowers is soo cute!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Heather's Monday Sketch

Ok, just one quick card today! I am still trying to get out of my "red, black, kraft and white" rut. I love those colors and other neutral colors so much and I know that I need to try to make some that are bright and cheery! So, today with Heather's Sketch, I made one super colorful!



Here is the her sketch:






And here is my card!


I used TAC's Girlz & Boyz set! The background paper is Tutti Frutti! To color the image, I used a mix of crayons and dove blender, and colored pencils and gamsol!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: TAC's Girlz & Boyz, Tag Tidbits
Paper: DCWV Yellow, Green and Purple, TAC's Tutti Frutti Paperpack
Ink: Iris Palette, Landscape Palette
Misc: Pink and Green Ribbon, Sophia Button and thread, pop-dots

Monday, April 13, 2009

Showers of Love Mini Blog Hop!

Ok so my BSF Jen.......that mean "Best Stamping Friend".......and I are doing a little mini blog hop! We are both making some cards using The Angel Company's Showers of Love stamp set! It is a really fun set but Jen and I were both kinda "stuck" when it came to using the set. So we challenged ourselves to make some super fun cards and then we would link each other! You can go see Jen's creations HERE!!


This first card was fun! I cuttlebuged the card front and then decided I didn't want the bottom embossed. So, I took a bone folder and burnished out all the dots on the bottom. Then I took my Scor-Pal and made a dividing line across the bottom! This allowed me to stamp the sentiment at the bottom. (If you look close you can still see where the dots are but I think it is kinda cute! Gives it some texture!)


This card I totally cased from Dawn McVey! You can see her card HERE! I do love the colors of this card! It is coral, black and white! I used the Swirl Cuttlebug folder for the bottom and again used that fun new bow technique with the button!


If you are looking for a big card, try this out! This is an piece of the DCWV Scalloped Paper! I just scored it in half and the scallops meet up perfectly! (I got this idea to use this cardstock from HERE!) I stamped each umbrella in black and then again in color. Cut the tops off and attached them with pop-dots! It adds great dimension! You might not be able to see but I also added stickles to each of the dots on the umbrellas! Cute!!


Here is a small 4x4 card! Plain, simple, super easy! For this card I stamped the umbrella in Burnt Umber. I cut directly around the umbrella cutting the top design off and all of the tassels! I took a rectangle piece of CS and with a black marker, made an umbrella handle. The I attached the top of the umbrella with pop-dots. You can kinda see the top design which I stamped on the background paper! Then I wrapped the card in Black Scrappers Floss!



Ok, last card! Long post, I know!

This card is a Bridal Shower invitation! The stamp set comes with these options to make your own invites!



Glad you stopped by! If this gets you in the mood to play with the Showers of Love stamp set, post a comment with a link to your creation!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Hope you all have fun plans for the day! We are going to spend the day with my parents! Go to the Easter service at church! Probably color some eggs with the kids and eat some candy! :)

Just wanted to share a couple of projects with you today! Below are 2 cards and little tins I decorated for Easter gifts!



The bunny tails on both cards have Fun Flock on them! That stuff is too cute!


Here is one of the tins. I just filled it with grass and candy and then put the card inside!
To decorate the front, I used TAC's Curls and Swirls with some Violet Stazon. I heat set it so it wouldn't smear!
Then I made the tags for each tin and attached them with a pop-dot!
Super simple little projects!


May you and your family be blessed this Easter day! Remember that Jesus lives!
He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs. —Acts 1:3
Christ's resurrection is the guarantee of our own.
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: TAC's Hoppity Skippity (Cards), Curls and Swirls (Tins)
Paper: Pink and Purple Bazzill, White TAC Ultrasmooth, TAC's Tutti Frutti
Ink: Noir Black, Violet Palette
Misc: Ribbon, Button, Pop Dots, Fun Flock

Friday, April 10, 2009

Forever Friends

I just got some new stamps so I broke them out and had to play. As you can tell from my previous post I already have TAC's April Promotion, Forever Friends out and going! I love those senitments like crazy! They are wonderful! I wish I wish I had a whole set in that font!!

Today I had to pull out Flower Labels! This is a Level B set. If you host a party and have $250 in sales, you get this set free! It is so super cute!

So, I am making my card, playing with all my new stuff and I make this card! (I also learned a new bow technique which I will tell you about in a little while!) So.......the card is supposed to sit vertical. I am loving it, love the colors, love the stamp set, then........


Rylee comes along and knocks if off the stand and it lands like this! Wow! Didn't even plan it that way! How cute my card can sit either way! I kinda like it! LOL! And I just had to share it with you!!

So back to the bow technique.....you can go and see the instructions here! Basically you take the ribbon, lay the ends across each other making a loop, (kinda like the Awareness Ribbons!) then take the top of the loop and bring it down to where the ends cross, tie some scrappers floss around the middle and up through a button and there you have it! So easy and fun! And it saves alot of ribbon I think! For this card I acutally stacked 2 buttons on top of each other!

Well, I hope you like my versatile card! :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Oh and THANK YOU to those of you who hung out at my blog for an hour!! :) You are toooo sweet!




Supplies:

Stamps: TAC's Flower Labels, Forever Friends
Paper: Reece Paperpack, Black Bazzill, White TAC Ultrasmooth CS
Ink: Noir Palette
Ribbon: TAC's Amelia Ribbon
Misc: Buttons-Sophia Buttons and Blossoms, Black Scrappers Floss

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Tribute

A tribute huh? Well, I know that may sound kind of cheesy, but that is what I am doing! :) This is a post for my favorite cardstock. You might be able to tell but I am not a patterned paper type girl! Now, I do love making my own patterned paper, but really I love my solids! (Disclaimer: I do love TAC's Catelynne! Ok and Willoughby and Reece....)

Ok....SO....these next few cards are made from cardstock from The Angel Company. The first is made from Scarlet Cardstock and Brown Cardstock. They are not textured, nothing fancy but if you love paper like I do....you would love this stuff! It is all about the weight for me I guess! Nice and thick! And the colors? Bright and beautiful!

I used Aged Ornaments and Versamark for the background and the sentiment (so super cute!) is one of the new Promotional sets for April, called Forever Friends! Click here to check those out!



This card is made from TAC's Olive CS and Brown CS. Again I used Aged Ornaments and Forever Friends! ( I got the inspiration for this card from my friend Jen! Thanks Jen!) I stamped the images below in White StazOn of all things. I am still in search of my favorite white. I had a reinker for this one so it came out nice and bright, which is what I wanted against the brown CS.


And last but not least, a super easy but elegant Thank you card! On the brown CS, I used Versamark and a pencil eraser to get the polka dots! Again, I used the Forever Friends sentiment and finished the card with a bow! The ribbon is from the Angelee collection!


So, I hope you understand my tribute to cardstock! I know we all have our "things" we love....tools, paper, ink, ribbon! Well, I really love all of those things, but paper tops the list!
If you have any questions about The Angel Company's cardstock, email me at llwillison@hotmail.com! I would be happy to show you some samples!


For the Boys!

I have been scrapbooking in pink now for about 5 years! So, when Brody came along I was kinda exctied to change it up a little bit! The first stamp set I bought anticpating the future was TAC's All Season Athlete! I love this set because it is kinda vintage. It is not like your plain old Hobby Lobby sports sticker look! It is really cute!

So I figured I better pull it out and make something. Here are 3 birthday cards for boys! Something I haven't ever done before so I had to start somewhere right?

Having said all of that, the first one I made with Rylee in mind! She is playing soccer right now but this card still is kinda for the boys.....although when she sees it, she will want it! :)


My cuttlebug folder was in the drawer yelling at me when I made this card! I think the bubbles made the brown cs look like a football. Kinda? What do you think? I had fun making this card! I also used the White Souffle pen on the football for the laces!


And last, this card is more of a small tagish kinda card. Pretty plain but cute! Super easy! I just cut the circle card out with my Coluzze!


So that it is for the boy cards! My challenge is for you to get this set out and make some of your own! Have a great day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rasberry Suite Color Challenge

EDIT: Ok so maybe I should have LOVED my card a little more and over time I did change my mind! But I had to post a little note in here and tell you all how excited I am.....because Dawn loved it too! Thank you Dawn!! How exciting!! She picked mine in her top 12 out of 152 cards! I bet she has no idea how she made my day!! :) You can go see her color challenge spotlight HERE! :)

One of my most favorite blogs is Dawn McVey's! She creates sooo many beautiful things and her blog is just alot of fun to check every day! She has started to do her own Color Challenges, so I thought I should jump in on one and see what I can do! Well, the first one I picked was pretty hard! It definitley was a "challenge"! Here is her color swatch:


I love all of these colors so I gave it a try. I played with them in different layers and different sizes but this is what I came up with! I am not totally happy with it but I love the layout! It is a little like Heather's Sketch but not totally! :)


I used The Angel Company's Aged Ornaments and Versamark for the background on the Kraft Paper. Then I placed the other colors....berry, vanilla, red and light pink....on the layers!



I am not going to give up! Just because this card isn't my favorite, there will always be another color challenge! Ok Dawn! I can't wait for the next one! :)

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Using Stamps to Scrapbook-Blog Hop!

This weeks blog hop is alot of fun! Because it takes me back to my first love....scrapbooking! I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago and it is like an addiction! I have tried to stop....but I can't! Then stamping came along and made it all the more fun!

You know when you are looking for that certain something that you just can't put your finger on? An embellisment? a piece of patterened paper? Well, for me, the stamps have added that! You can make your own personalized buttons, embellishments, patterened paper or just about anything!

This first page uses the April Stamp of the Month! This is a really cute set that made the most fun background paper! I just randomly stamped across a piece of white cardstock and there you have it! Homemade patterened paper! (The picture was for Rylee's Birthday invites when she turned 4!)



This page was really fun too! Can you believe I actually cut those scallops out with scissors? Crazy I know! Then if you can see in the bottom right corner, I stamped with TAC's Curls and Swirls in white ink! It just gave the page that fun added touch to make it look complete! (The pics are of Rylee's 4th Birthday! I am not trying for a theme here! haha)


Deco Designs is one of my favorite sets and I think it makes the cutest border! I love this page, mostly because I love the pics of Rylee, but I love the stamping detail as well!



I have posted this page before but since I used a TAC set I thought I would put it on here again! I used Springtime for this page and I think it turned out so fun! The leaf stamps made adorable touchs at the bottom and I just love the tree! I also added the date with Date Disks on the bottom right!



All of this had really put me in the mood to scrapbook! You will definitley see more stamping and scrapbooking posts soon! Now go and check out all the other creations from these talented Angels...












Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 3, 2009

TAC Downloads

In case you don't know, The Angel Company has a new feature on their website where you can find free downloads. This month they have a download of 5 black and white 8 1/2 x 11 patterned papers. I was only going to print one out to see how I liked it and then I just kept going. So here are 3 examples, using that paper!

Here is the link to see the paper:

http://www.theangelcompany.net/Downloads.html


This Thank You card just uses a piece of one of the patterened papers. I think that it has a great vintage look!


This one has just a small part of the paper. This paper would also be really cute on a scrapbook page! I should also tell you on this paper I changed the tone to sepia with Photoshop. It has a great look to it!


This picture is not so great, but it gives a more up close view of the paper!

Here is one more card. This one I changed again with PE to be more pink! I just love this polka dot paper! Well, I love ANY polka dot paper! :)


And last but not least, my fav, an 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook page! Again, I changed the tone. It has a great "antiquey" (is that a word?) vintage feel to it! I just love this page! The picture is also printed out in sepia tone!


I made the 2 larger flowers with my Marvy punches. The smaller flowers are out of vellum and then inked with Burnt Umber! Then I used the In Bloom flowers from the Magalogue, finished off with Scrapper's Floss! If you look close on the full shot, you can see I also used the set Date Disks, right on top of the photo! So cute! Oh, and the letters I cut out with my Cricut!




If you have any questions about these downloads, don't hesitate to email me! Thanks for looking!



 
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