Sunday, August 30, 2009

Workshop Gift Ideas

I've been wanting to create some little projects that I can use as thank you gifts at my workshops. I decided to alter some 2010 planners that I found at a craft store.
TAC Products Used:
"Willoughby" cardstock from the Soar With It Collection"
"All Things Of Nature" stamp set.
"Just Because" stamp set.
"Jumbo Java" Ink from Versa Magic
Mega Scalloped Circle Punch
Giga Scalloped Circle Punch
The small containers I also found at craft store and are 2" tall & 2" in diameter. I wrapped them in cardstock using Wonder Tape and added some bling to the flowers and circles.
TAC Products Used:
"Mia's Cottage" from the Soar With It Collection
Miscellaneous Products:
Small White Container
"More Mimi" Cardstock" from the Soar With It Collection.
Miscellaneous buttons and ribbon and silver container.
Only problem is that I regret not getting more of these containers before they were gone.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

and ends with this ..... (Part One)

This is the first of two wooden coaster sets that I am making albums out of. I will share the second one as soon as it is finished. The original post was on August 8th showing what the wooden coasters looked like before I altered them.
The biggest challenge was having to decide which photographs of Hercules I was going to use. My goal was to try and tell a story of his typical day with the photographs as much as possible. It was disappointing that I couldn't use all of them but some are better than none. There was very little wiggle room in the coaster holder itself so I wasn't able to use any embellishments on the coasters.
This is still an album that makes me smile because Hercules is my sweet little co-pilot. The rest of the photographs are below.
Thanks for looking at this altered project and I hope you will come back soon!!

and ends with this..... (Part Two)

I think the last photo is one of my favorites. Even though I wasn't able to get a photograph of his face I think this photo still shows how he is just soaking up everything that is going on around him. The sun is setting in front of him as he sits there looking around his own little kingdom of joy. He loves his back yard and it's as if he is saying a prayer of thanks each night as he takes one final look before coming indoors for the evening.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Want to Fly" Altered 4" x 4" Canvas

A friend of mind wanted an altered canvas for her desk at work. She loves butterflies almost as much as I do. One of her favorite cardstocks is from the Winchester Collection (V-835) so I used that to cover the front of both canvas pieces (before attaching them together). I inked the edges of each canvas to tone down the white edge with Versa Magic in "Eggplant." (S-963). I cut some DCWV cardstock into 3.75" x 3.75"and attached them to the insides of the canvas and then attached the canvas pieces together with the hinges. I cut two 3.5" x 3.5" squares out of being cardstock and stamped the images in Versa Magic "Spanish Olive" (S-959).
I created the bottom border on the canvas with the quote on it by using the edges only of the same set used on the opposite canvas. I used Wonder Tape (F-237) to attach the ribbon and cardstock to the canvas. I stamped the butterfly from the "Want to Fly" stamp set (T-3046) in Spanish Olive, attached it to the canvas and added ribbon to continue the line across the entire canvas.
For the front I punched scallop circles using the Mega Scalloped Punch (D-700) and Giga Scalloped Circle Punch (D-701). I stamped "Just Because" (T-2899) in Versa Magic Eggplant), added a large eyelet, ribbon and attached to the front canvas. I added bling to the flower centers and I was done. All supplies are from The Angel Company. It was so much fun making this altered canvas that I am going to make a similar one for own desk at work.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Elephant - Quick, Easy & Fun

This is the final quick and easy card that I made using the "Take Pride" (T-1102) stamp set from The Angel Company. It can be challenging at times to come up with ideas for masculine cards and this is another one of my favorite sets that is perfect for all occasions for men.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inspiration Alley from The Angel Company

The New Inspiration Alley Fall Supplemental Catalog is almost here. I'm anxiously waiting for my copy to arrive - they were mailed out yesterday. There are 42 new stamp sets in this catalog which is more than the number of new stamps featured in The Angel Company Base Catalog. I will be posting updates as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One More Simple and Quick Card

This card was made using Birthday Wishes (T-2941) and cardstock from the Catelynne (V-851) Collection.

And last but not least the links for the Angels involved in this Blog Hop are listed under the PaperWings Banner Link.

I hope you will take a little time and check out their blogs.

Thanks for visiting my blog and please come back soon.

Variety Pack of Cards - Simple and Quick

I'm participating in my first Angel Blog Hop and really looking forward to it. This is a group of wonderful women (Angels) and our goal is to share cards and projects we've made using products from the newest TAC catalog.

I'll be adding the links of all these wonderful angels in just a while so check back soon and then do some blog hopping of your own by checking out their blogs for some great ideas.

These are a variety of Quick and Simple cards made with products from The Angel Company.

I really like this stamp set. This card was made using Hieroglyph Horses (T-2836) stamp set and cardstock from the Hemingway (V-836) collection. I use this set a lot to make masculine cards.

This card was made using the Petal Pack (T-2638) stamp set and cardstock from the Miss Moxie (V-841) collection.

This one was made using the Hoppy Everything (T-2732) stamp set and cardstock from the Hip Hop (V-850) Fly With It Collection. I used some of the cardstock to paper piece the frog instead of coloring the frog.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

It beings with this.............

These are a set of wooden coasters stored inside a wooden box that I found on clearance at JoAnn's. The design on the coasters aren't my style however I had an idea when I saw them and brought them home. I am in the process of altering them into something I love. I thought it would be fun to have a little teaser which is why I am only showing these photos to begin with. I will post the finished item as soon as I am done.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For the Love of Butterflies

These are cards I made over the weekend. The first and last cards were ones I was going to enter into the Terrific Trio Contest with The Angel Company. I chose three other ones to enter the contest and keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I might win. I really do love butterflies and use this stamp set a lot. All products are from The Angel Company. I'm not sure that I am finished with the bottom card yet. I'm still working on that one and will post an update if I make any changes to it.


I have had a love affair with journals all my life. The only thing that has changed is that I love making themself instead of buying them. The first photograph is a journal I found at the dollar spot at Michael's and the second one is a small composition notebook. The rest of the supplies I used are from The Angel Company.