Friday, March 27, 2009

Savvy Projects Paper Crafting Contest

Yes... ALL... Paper crafters, Artists, Rubber Stampers, Scrapbookers, and those of us who just call ourselves Crafters. Angels. Customers of Angels. YOU! You are eligible! This contest is for you!

Clean off your project work station, kitchen counter, dining room table... wherever it is you create... and pull out your FAVORITE stamps and papers from The Angel Company.

We have several contest categories to choose from. Pick one, two, three... as many as you like. Enter as many items as you'd like in each category... let your CREATIVIITY shine!

Contest Categories:
Stamp Art
Scrap Art
Paper Art
Altered Art

What can you win?
There will be five (5) Blue Button Winners in each category and one (1) Grand Prize Winner in each category. Blue Button Winners will receive a TAC-Coded Stamp Set of their choice. Each Grand Prize Winner will receive $100 worth of TAC-Coded Stamps and/or TAC Papers of their choice.

How do I enter?
Send your entry to:
The Angel Company
Savvy Projects Contest
405 Saturn Avenue
Salina, Kansas 67401

Please label the back of each entry with the following information: Contest category you are submitting your entry for, Supplies used, Your Name, Adress, Telephone Number and Email Address.

What are the Rules?
Just like us...the rules are SIMPLE and OPEN to your interpretation and CREATIVITIY! All printed and patterned papers MUST be from The Angel Company. All Rubber stamps MUST be from The Angel Company. Solid papers may be used but must be from The Angel Company. Any printed and/or patterned papers or rubber stamps used that are NOT from The Angel Compny will disqualify the entry. All entries become the property of The Angel Company. Contest begins now and contest entries will be accepted through May 18, 2009. Contest winners will be announced by June 30, 2009

Spring into April Rewards

This is a great time to host a funshop! You can earn another free stamp set along with your 1/2 priced items with $250 or more in sales. Customers even have the option of purchasing these April Rewards stamp sets at a special price with a purchase of $30 or more. Even better, anyone who signs up to be an Angel in the month of April will get all of the April Reward stamps free! Check them out! Set a funshop date, make a purchase or become part of the Angel world and get these awesome stamp sets. Contact me for more information!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring is Here!

I am thoroughly enjoying my new stamp set from the magalogue called Graphic Flowers. It really is amazing how you can see a stamp set in the catalog and think "okay, maybe" and when you actually get it and start playing around with colors and whatnot it can change that first impression quite a bit. Black flowers in the catalog really doesn't do it justice. I have used this set a couple times in my upcoming events in April so you can check them out in the slideshow for April Projects. I am off to start playing around with another new set. So fun!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fresh Spring Things Promotion All Gone!

Wow, they actually ran out! I am so glad I got mine. If you were waiting or not sure about getting it, your luck is out. Thankfully, you can always use the stamp set at any open cropping event I have. It just goes to show that the economy is not totally in the dumps! I'm keeping positive. Are you? We need to keep the positive vibes going to turn things around!!! :) I will make a card or two for the card buffet coming up in April with the stamp set that just ran out. Check my blog again soon for a slideshow of upcoming events in April.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Felt Flip Album

I have been playing around with making the felt flip album that is in the new TAC magalogue. My first one came out okay but my second one is much better. Let me share a couple of tips so when you go to make one you don't make the same mistakes I made.
1. The embossed felt can be found at Hobby Lobby in the bottom right corner of the felt section.
2. You can use a 12" x 9" sheet! You can make two albums with one sheet.
3. Don't do the eyelets. Mine did not want to stay in the felt very well.
4. Don't do the ribbon around it to tie it together.
5. To create half moon pockets, cut your patterned paper 8" x 3", score at 4" and fold. Punch out a half circle with 1 1/2" circle punch. Adhere all the way up the sides as close to side as possible.
6. Cut tag inserts to 4"x 2 1/4".
7. Rub ink pad along all edges of half moon pocket to polish the look.
8. Stamp and embellish the flips and tags as you desire.
9. To make it close, purchase magnectic closures found at Archivers.
10. You will need to add a strip of patterned paper on both sides and put the magnetic closures on top of the patterned paper and put another strip on top of one side of the magnets sandwiching the magnet in between paper. This helps it not pull off the paper when you open it as the magnets are just way too strong. I ended up using a glue gun to secure the magnets on. I also used a glue gun for a flower with button for my front cover of the third one I just finished.
11. Adhere all the paper to felt with Wonder Tape.
Call or email me if you have any questions! I can order the Wonder Tape, embellishments, patterned paper and ribbons but you have to do the rest!

TAC Scrapbook Minis

I finally got around to taking photos of all my TAC scrapbook mini kits that I have put together. These kits are decieving in the catalog and aren't showcased very well so I figured it was about time I got what I have done into a slideshow so if you haven't seen mine in person yet, you could see how each kit can come together. These kits are all on double-sided cardstock so you choose your cover and how each page layouts with the next page. Even the cardstock embellishments are double-sided. This means everyone that puts a kit together will be a little different based on the choices you make. You also choose how to bind your kits. I have done mine with book rings and ribbon but there are other options like a wire binding using your Bind-it-all machine or get extra creative and look at what you might find to work in an office supply store. The great thing about these kits is they really are easy to put together and won't take you more than an hour or two. For those that have bought TAC kits and have yet to get to them here are some tips:
1. When popping out the parts from the large sheet it comes in, be sure to pull from the side and not push down or pull up as this could tear into the paper.
2. Sand off any nubs to make it look more polished
3. Look at other embellishing options to enhance the cardstock embellishments and/or to add more texture and interest. I used paper and felt flowers, brads and ribbons.
4. Don't forget you can add an even more unique touches to it by using some coordinating inks and stamps that fit your photos.
If you have any questions or would like some suggestions while you are putting your kits together, please call or email me! :)

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