Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween is such a photo fest

I love it! I am already thinking about a mini album to make with my 5 year old daughter, Faith. I made her one for our new kitten and she really enjoyed decorating it and adding in the photos. This mini album is made with just one sheet of 12x12 paper. I may have to make it a little class during Christmas vacation for mothers and daughter to come do together. I will post a picture of our Halloween one when we get it done. Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Double Dips Continuing through Dec 3rd!

I am so excited that TAC has extended this awesome promotion. Double hostess benefits: That means when you host a party or share the inspiration book/catalog with some friends and get at the very least $100 in sales, then you get to choose 2 Level A stamp sets and any 2 items for 1/2 price. Everyone is looking for a sale especially in this economy. This is a great sale. 50% off TWO of those items you have been wanting to get but don't want to pay full price for. My latest host and good friend, Mary selected the newest version of the bind-it-all machine. It's now a light shade of pink and can cut through thicker materials and has an extension so you can bind longer, larger projects. Mary will have fun with her new tool and her new stamps. You can too! Call or email if you have any interest! 719-266-0246 or

Monday, October 20, 2008

Perfect Pearls and more

It was so wonderful at the Christmas card stamp camp yesterday. I think I've finally got the organization of it down right. I even had all my guests rate the card designs so I would have a better feel of the popular and the "needs something" category. I have already readjusted a couple of the cards that didn't go over so well so hopefully they will go over at the next Christmas card camp on November 17th. A couple of the cards had the perfect pearls that I just purchased from TAC. I am really excited by them and so too are you, it seems. They make such a great effect without the heat gun and whatnot, plus the can mix into other mediums which I will be exploring here in the near future.
I just whipped up some Fall cards for my networking group. I have used a technique I created that I call strip quilting. I basically use about 5-6 different patterned papers that coordinate, cut them into varying strips from 1", 1.25", 1.5", 2". Then I start by making a large "X" with two of the patterned paper strips and glue them down to a card face. Then, you add strips to the bottom going both ways and then the top going both ways and you keep criss-crossing until the whole card face is covered using a different patterned paper each time. I would be happy to show you how to do this in person or maybe I will make up a tutorial when I have the time. There is probably more you could do to it but just this as the basics is pretty neat looking. Gotta run. Kids are about to get home! Yipes how the time flies!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I am a Christmas card designing machine

I have been working diligently on new designs for the stamp camp coming up. Check out the slideshow of all the design choices. Christmas cards are just so inspiring...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Preparing your new TAC stamps

I love my TAC stamps and so will you but first we've got to get them ready for you to use. They have come in a regular bulky plactic case. There is the rubber sheet with the images and a sheet of Creative Cling to match.
First off, we index our stamps. This means you will be putting the image on the cling side of the Creative Cling. Lay the sheet of rubber with images on a flat surface. Use black ink(I prefer StazOn ink because of the super fast drying time, other black inks will need about an hour to dry on the Creative Cling surface). Ink up the image. Peel off the white paper on the cling side which is the smooth side. Each rubber sheet has a 4 digit number in one of the corners. Use this corner as your guide. Lay the Creative Cling smooth side down on top of the inked up rubber sheet using the numbered corner as your starting point. Pull off the Creative Cling, clean rubber sheet.
Secondly, you will attach the Creative Cling to your rubber sheet. Use the numbered corner to match up the rubber sheet image with the stamped image on the Creative Cling.
And finally you are ready to cut the rubber sheet. Cut with the rubber image facing up so you won't accidently cut into the rubber image. Cut with straight lines as close to image as possible. Do not undercut the Creative Cling which means you are angling your scissors under the rubber image! Keep your scissors straight up and down or angled outward.
You can store them in notebooks or CD cases. Please do not store on Acetate sheets!!!
I personally use the CD cases. You must buy the regular size CD cases and take out the inserts, then label. I have over 50 stamp sets on ONE shelf! If you have any questions regarding getting your stamps ready, please don't hestitate to drop me an email or call me. I want you to be able to use The Angel Company's wonderful stamps and enjoy them like I do!

Matthew Sermon Series #1

Matthew Sermon Series #1
Faithbooking-Applying the Word to your Life