Monday, December 18, 2006

TAC™ Happy Holidays Promotion!!

December 16, 2006 - January 5, 2007

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Playing With Paisley

I started out today with the intention of making some cards for a Valentine's themed card swap that I am in. That got me started working with the red and black, but my end result was not quite a Valentine. Oh well, I love how this card turned out! I used the Paisley Rockz stamp set to make the petals of my flower. I then used the little flower stamp in the set for my flower center and put a black brad in the center of that. The red paisleys are the Palette Moulin Rouge Ink and they are a much darker red in person. The scan shows it lighter than it actually is. The base of the card is 4" x 4", and the Scarlet cardstock is 3" x 3".
It was unbelievably hard to resist doing something to the black card. I wanted to stamp something on it, add some ribbon, brads or just something. I kept reminding myself that sometimes less is more, and I really like the main focus being on the flower. There isn't anything else to detract from it.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Got My Picture Scrapped!

I had some time yesterday morning to play with that picture of the kids and I got a page done. It is an 8 x 8 page and it turned out really cute. I put instructions up on my website.

When I was done I had it sitting up on the shelf above my table. When Emma saw it, she said "2 pictures of Emma!". She has this obsession recently with pictures. There are a lot more pictures of Alex around the house than there are of Emma just because he is so much older and I have been really bad about putting pictures in frames lately. Well, she has noticed! She is constantly going to the pictures around the house as if she is looking for pictures of herself. So, she gets really excited any time that she sees a picture of herself. Needless to say, i'm in the process of printing and framing some pictures of her so she doesn't feel left out!

Sunday, December 3, 2006

My Two Little Cuties

We decorated our Christmas tree the other night and of course, we had the camera out to get some pictures of the kids. I got this picture of Alex & Emma...

I just love this picture! Not too silly, but not too serious. I just printed it out and it is sitting on my table waiting to be scrapped. I'm just drawing a blank right now and can't get anything going. I guess I will wait until tomorrow and see what happens.


Friday, December 1, 2006

I can see my table again!

Yesterday I finally got busy and started cleaning up my workspace. After a couple of hours of sorting and organizing I can finally see my table again!!! I just hung the shelf on the wall and I am going to hang some more. I like having it there to put up some of the cards that I have received and it will be nice to keep some of my stamps right there above my work surface.

Now I just wonder how long it will last. With everything so neat and tidy it really makes me want to go play! I really can't wait to add more stuff to the wall. Just adding the shelf made a huge difference. The wall was totally bare, and now it is starting to actually look like something. But, my most favorite thing is the little green Yoshi that is on my lamp. Yoshi is my favorite character from the Mario games, and I got him out of a Happy Meal a couple of months ago. He is hanging on right where the lamp arm folds. Too cute!


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gotta Love New Stamps

I got this new set of stamps in the mail the other day from Heather who is my upline with TAC. I won them on one of our conference calls and the best part is that the stamps aren't even available until January when Jubilee starts and I got them early!

I hadn't even seen the stamp set before Heather sent it to me so it was a really fun surprise to open up. The second I saw this cat on the chair I knew the Uptown Girl paper pack would be a perfect match. I love the pink and black color combinations in these papers and the patterns are awesome. I used the solid pink with the linen texture and paper pieced the chair. It turned out so cool. The chair actually looks like fabric! The stripes at the bottom of the card are also from Uptown Girl. I just cut a piece to fit across the bottom and stamped the sentiment in black above it.

Even doing the paper piecing this card was really quick and easy and it looks great. I am going to make some more of these to keep on hand to have note cards to send out. And one will have to go to Emma, our 3 year old. She tried running off with the card as soon as she saw it on the table. A cute kitty all done up with her favorite color is just too much for her to resist!


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Let's Get This Started . . . Again!

Well, I thought that I would give this blogging thing a try, again. There are several blogs that I love to look at and it got me thinking about starting my own. Well, I got one started, and now i'm starting over. I'm still going to keep up my normal gallery of stamped stuff on my website, but this will give me the opportunity to share a lot more and should be fun!

It is hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, and I already have started on my Christmas cards. Usually procrastination gets the best of me and I get them done at the very last minute. I got a head start this year though. To save time, I decided to keep them very simple this year. My husband and our son both play roller hockey. The season just started so our schedule is very hectic right now with games three nights a week on top of all of our other normal stuff. So quick and simple is really going to help me with my Christmas cards this year.

I am really liking this clean layout on the plain white card. Not only is it simple, but it just looks so clean and crisp. I acutally got the idea for this card from one that Eva Costigan (a fellow TAC demonstror) made. The ornament is stamped on the white, and then I stamped the ornament again on a piece of patterned paper. Cut out the patterned image and then pieced over the image on white. No coloring to do at all, and it gives it a bit of relief. Plus it looks like some of those simple greeting cards that you see in the stores that are so trendy right now. Very cool!

Now I just need to get started on my decorating for Christmas and I will be set.