Friday, February 27, 2009

Unfortunately, I still am not done with the items that I started to work on the other day when I was what I decide to do is to go to my storage box and grab a few of my older items that made it through the flood! Here are a few items some of them are retired TAC and some are not. I am an Angel but first and far most I am a stamper, so I do own stamps from other companies (will lighting strike me?). I hope you enjoy the cards! As always my hope is to inspire others. If you would like to check out other work of mine please cut and paste this link:

This link is to a wonderful stamping group that I have been a part of for years! While you are there check out the other stampers work!

This card was done with ribbon and flower seeds, sorry some of my seeds fell off! Some of these cards went through a being tossed around in Septemeber!

This is a set that TAC still has in the catalog!! It is called happy haunting!

This is one of my favorite Easter cards I have done over the years. It is an adult card that captures the true meaning of Easter.

On this card the background was orginally black and white...and then I thought some color would be nice!

I loved our buggie stamps, I hated to see them retire! Here is one of my buggie cards!

This last card I took two photos of so you can get an idea of what the card really looks like! I hope you enjoy it!

Here is a copy with a piece of white paper placed in the center of the card.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my past work and I like to think that the best is yet to come!! Looking forward to long furture of fun and stamping!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A day off!!

Well, today is truly a day off for me! I don't have anything that I have to do for anyone in the family! It is my day!! My plans on to spend some time in the studio and a little putzing around the house... Hopefully by the end of the day I will feel like I got something done!! Maybe...I will get to post something tonight or tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blog Challenge Entry!

This wonderful card was sent to me for the blog challenge. This card was submitted by Maddie. Thanks Maddie!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Reminder - 1st blog challenge due the 23rd!

February 23rd is just around the corner and the first blog challenges are due to me by midnight on the 23rd! Please remember to send them to me an email with your project as an attachment!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Exploring the Color Wheel

Over the next few weeks I would like to spend some time exploring the color wheel. I recomend everyone to have a color wheel, they can be purchased at local arts and craft for a few dollars. My favorite would be one that has the colors and also has slots that show you what each color would look like if primary colors, white, black or gray would be added. The one I have is a floral design color wheel.

This week I would like to cover Mono-Chromatic colors. A Mono-Chromatic color scheme starts with one base color. When inplementing this color scheme you will be using any shade, tint or tone of the color chosen. The card below is a sample of using a Mono-Chromatic color scheme. I hope you are inspired to try this color scheme and if you do, please email me a copy of the card or project and I will post it on the blog!

Friday, February 20, 2009

OK, here are the rest of the cards for tomorrow's Make -N- Takes

Well, they are all done! Remember these were made to be simple, this way anyone coming to the studio's open house will be able to complete them with limited instruction needed! I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you!

Seek Peek!

Here is one of the three cards we are going to be doing for the make and takes.....This card was made using Tutti Fruitti paper and TAC Sweet Skunk set!

Open House

Sorry I have been away for a few days. I have been doing the final touches on my studio preparing for my open house. I will be having an open house this Saturday and next Saturday. Hopefully someone shows up this Saturday, they are talking about 8" of SNOW here on Saturday!! Well....I will enjoy the time I set aside in the studio whether I get a studio full of people or if it is just me!! I still have a few things I want to get done and then I will be posting some pictures of the studio. I think you will be surprised! It is not a fancy studio, it is a working studio! It has taken some time to get everything organized....and I probably still have some to do! All in all, I love my space and look forward to have many hours of fun and hope to share my studio with other!

I have put together some quick make and takes for the open house and will be posting them within the next few days! I designed my make and takes using the sketch ideas that are in Serendipity magalogue! I hope that my samples will inspire you to try the sketches ideas!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Here is my sample!

Here is my sample using the "Behr color scheme", I hope you like it! I used the color Bamboo leaf green 410b-7 which I matched up with the pattern paper. One of the color schemes showed the blues with it and I thought it was a nice contrast to the green. Bad news of the day, I can't see to link the completed color scheme choice to this post....maybe I can get someone to tell me how to do it!! Will ask around!

First Blog Challenge!

This will be my first blog challenge! Anyone can join! Using the tip below (Choosing a color scheme) create a card, altered item or scrapbook page. Send me a copy of your item to be posted, please give details on the color scheme used and if you can give me the address for the color scheme I will link it to your picture! I will post everyones work and we will open the post for a vote on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best, bloggers will decide the winners! Small prizes will be sent to winners! All items need to be emailed to me at above address by Monday, February 23rd! Voting will take place between the February 24th - March 2nd and the winner will be posted and prizes sent out March 4th!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Choosing a color scheme....

This blog posting is another one based on my paint department tip! Most paint companies now have websites and they offer you the wonderful opportunity to explore color. Open another window to Behr paint's website (cut and paste:, this way you can follow along with the post. After going to the website click on explore color with color smart, and then go to Behr's Virtual Color Center. The world of Behr color will open at your fingertips! Chose a color you want to work with. Sometime it may be my base card color I want to work with or perhaps a color from my pattern paper I want to work with. Once you chose the color, you will get a smaller selection, click once again on a color that you want to use in your paper craft project, click on the color closest to your paper, close your color and chose view & coordinate with ColorSmart, chose coordinate. The selection I like best from my next options would be Accents, give it a try. Numerous color schemes for that color are now given to you! This is a wonderful tool to have when you feel you just can't get that color combination right! I hope you enjoy my tips.... and remember to take a look at the paint department you will also find printed copy of color scheme ideas. I like to have them in the studio to use as a tool! Next week I will try to do some postings on working with a color wheel and creating a different schemes!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, tomorrow is Valentine's Day! I just got done finishing Kent's (my other half) Valentine's Day card and thought I would share it with you. I used some scrap paper and TAC's Artsy Owls, just click on card to see the complete stamp set!! I hope you enjoy the sample!

Finally have the scanner connected!!

Well, my other half install my scanner!! I now can add new items to my blog!! The last few days I did get a chance to work in the studio. I want to share some elements that I made from the first tip I posted. Above are some flower elements that can be added to a card, scrap book page or a altered item. I used a large flower punch with my paint chips and some scrap paper to punch the small center flower and a sun burst. The element was put together with a mini brad. The idea is that it cost almost nothing to have a wonderful element to add to my creative projects! Give it a try and open the door to a rainbow of colorful elements. You will see the samples of paint chips, the chip that I punched a flower and the complete elements.

This sample is from the same tip. The horse was stamped on a paint chip. These paint chips were from the Ralph Lauren collection.

I hope you enjoyed the tip and can see how adding some paint chips to your crafting can give you a new element to add to your artwork!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Always be yourself

Here is a card I created some time ago! The card was made using TAC Affirmation Badges along with Miss Moxie paper! I love this set! It is a wonderful set to have for when you need a card on the go! These stamps have coordinating lever punches that make this card one of the fastest to create! This is a card that takes under 15 minutes to create!

Miss Moxie - V841 - $6.95
Affirmation Bages - T2958 - $19.95 - set of 6

Stamp of the Month • February 2009

Random Patterns
TAC-3026 - $9.75 - set of 4

When you purchase $30.00* in merchandise, Random Patterns
(Retail Value $12.95) can be yours for a special price!

*Net total before shipping and
handling and applicable tax.
*No other discounts apply.

Sealed With A Kiss Vintage Set

From February 1st - 28th, 2009 you can purchase this Vintage Stamp Set released from the TAC™ archives for a limited time only! We know you’ll enjoy using this very fun, spring stamp set, and don’t forget to Seal With A Kiss!

SWAK • TAC-3088 set of 11

• Special price $16.50 (retail price $21.95)
• No other discounts may apply to this offer.

• Some assembly required.

• AngelNet orders must be received by 12:00 midnight CST on February 28th, 2009.

All other orders must be received by 5:00 pm CST on February 28th, 2009.

• This Vintage Set is being released from the archives for a limited time only.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day One

Welcome to my blog! I am very new at this, so please be prepared for changes as I create my blog. I will be sharing creative ideas, samples and tips with you. I hope to inspire others with my creativity, share my talents and maybe challenge others to join my world of stamping! If you have any questions in regards to stamping, card making, scrapbooking or working with different art medias, please contact me by email!