Monday, March 30, 2009

Simply Wonderful!

I received a comment from Patti J who sent me a note about a card she
posted on her blog. I think I inspired her to challenge herself and the
out come was wonderful. If you have a minute please check out the card is the one
the Visa lady. Anyone that knows me knows that I save all my scraps.
I always try to pick thru them before pulling out a new sheet of paper!
Anyway, Patti used her scraps and designed an awesome card! Great job!
It is always a thrill to inspire someone! Thank you, you made my day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Just another Birthday sample!

Birthday cards are something everyone needs throughout the year! Here is a Birthday card that I had fun creating! I used misc paper (I think from Hobby Lobby) and The Angel Company's Marvelous Mottos.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Welcome to my studio!!

This is part of my view of my studio from my work area.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Two different views of my stamps, ribbon tree and area for punches.

This is just a little sitting area and to the right is some element storage, books and other items.

This is some of my work area. In the background are my storage drawers....that is my OMG wall as one of my girlfriend call it!

This is the area that my other half had added to my studio. I don't know were I would have put all my stuff if I did not have this little addition!

This is a close up of my work area.

Here is some of my storage area near my work area.

This is my button and small element least some of it!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my tour of my studio! I know I have a lot of stuff, I have been teaching in the Chicago land area for about the last 5 years now! My newest goal is to teach more in my home studio. I love doing what I do and I am thrilled to have my studio to share with others! If any of my fellow Angels find themselves in Chicago, call and set up a "play date"!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Quick card for a dear friend!

Just a fast card for a dear friend! I used TAC's Hoppity Skippity to make this simple and sweet card!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What fun, a surprise in the mail!

One of my sister Angels found this idea while blog hopping and I thought it would be fun!! So here it goes...

The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! Could be a card with which I am really pleased, a pin I made, a doodle or something else all together LOL! My choice!

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make although I hope you do!
2. What I create will be made with you in mind so you won't get something I already made unless I think it suits you to a T.
3. It'll be done sometime within the next 2 months.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be.
5. The catch is that you must offer this blog candy on your blog! Re-post this on your blog, offer something you make - your choice - to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog (then come here and post). Oh wait make that the first 4 people cause I am #1 {giggle}

Yep be sure to add my name to the #1 line on your blog post - I am the first participant and I am already offering to share. When you create your give-away you will be the #1 spot for players 2-5 on your list. The first 4 people to post this on their blogs and leave a comment here telling me they did (I will go to your blog to check that you have this posted) will get an art share handmade item from me. Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! SO ...................who will be next????

1. Bren
2. Mary

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Memories..

When I was 13 my father picked up my family and moved us to a small town in Wisconsin. We moved about 3 miles out of Ithaca, Wisconsin. One of the best things I can remember from that experience was owning my own horse! Misty was wonderful! I remember when spring was upon us you could see the change in Misty's spirit! Spring brought long rides in the country and wonderful time spent with her! This card was inspired by both spring and Misty, I hope you enjoy it! It was created with TAC's Happy Trails and TAC's Amberley Grace paper .

One day left to enter a great giveaway!

Bonus!!! Visit Foster Design House and enter her great Blog Candy giveaway and enjoy her wonderful blog! It is like a double bonus!! Barb does lovely work and I think you will be thrilled to explore her blog! Enjoy!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Card from last night class!

Here is one of our spring cards from last night class! I enjoyed the time with the gals making some awesome cards! Ladies you did wonderful work! I hope you enjoy your cards as much as I enjoy putting together the class for you!

We used The Angel Company's Fluttter By, which is a wonderful set for only $10.95!! Wow, what a deal!

The paper we used for this card was The Angel Company's Lilly Anna, this paper is colorful and has a wonderful spring look!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This is the inspiration that a sister Angel presented to use on Paper Wings. Paper Wings is a forum for TAC's Angels to share and inspire each other. Please feel free to click on the Paper Wings logo located on the blog to view other Angel's creations!

Anyway, here is the card that I completed for the challenge:

I used pattern paper from TAC's Willoughby collection and the stamp used was from the Celtic Images and Gift with Purchase stamps.

Please feel free to click on above products to be directed to my Angel Company site to purchase products.

P.S. My date on this post has an error...I am trying to fix is the 13th...oh my it is Friday the 13th! I think I need to create something with a full moon and a black cat!

I am sorry...

I was just informed by a few caring people that they are having problems leaving comments. It appears to be a blogger issue...I think you now can leave messages! Thank you to those who contacted me!

March Classes!

The following are classes that will be offered this March:

March 15th Card Class, Theme "It's a Spring Thing"
March 28th Card Class, Theme "Birthdays"

All classes are $20, classes start at 6:30 P.M. and run about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. We will be making 5 cards in each class. Classes are taught in my home studio. For more information contact me at Space is limited! Sign up early to reserve your spot! These are the first classes offered in my newly remodeled studio, will be having games, prizes and refreshment!

A Great Giveaway!

The Angel Company is having a raffle and giving away a Fresh Spring Things Package which is pictured above! Just click on the banner on the left that says Win This to enter! Pass on the information to friends, maybe someone you know will win! Good luck to all! Deadline for entries is March 31, 2009!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Simple and quick....

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to drop in and share some simple but cute cards that I did for my recent open house. Both cards were designed using some of the great new stamps from the new Serendipity magalogue.

This wonderful set is our Little Cupcake stamp set, it is only $18.95 for the complete set!!

TAC's Hoppity Skippity set is another awesome set that is fun to work with! This is another great set for the great price of $18.95!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The winner from 1st Challenge is.....

Maddie Hall from Bonham, Texas! Congrats!!! Your prize is in the mail. Please come back to the blog and leave a comment about what you won. I don't want to expose your surprise!! Watch out for the next will be posted on Monday and it will be another color scheme from the color wheel!

Saving man's best friend....

Two days ago, while at work, I had the opportunity to meet a very nice young man. We chatted for a while about an organization that he, his wife and friends were involved in; it is a rescue organization for animals in the Chicago land area. It is Chicago's newest, greenest and most unique animal rescue and sanctuary. If you know anyone in the Chicago land area looking for a pet, please ask them to check out Alive Rescue, to see if they would be interested in adopting a pet that is available. ALIVE Rescue is looking for warm, loving homes for some wonderful pets! Please check out the link and spread the information with others. It is wonderful to meet young people at are getting involved with something that helps others, during this hard economy many people are having to give up their beloved pets because they can't afford them. I am sure having an organization such as ALIVE Rescue to turn to gives that family much relief knowing that their pet will find a new home. Steve, thank you for sharing your wife and your adventure with me! I look forward to watching your adventure grow and prosper.