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.