Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

It seems like I hardly ever do anything for Halloween, so I thought I would make treats for my coworkers. They are just little cello bags of candy I made tags for with the Batty for You SU set and SU punches. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

How to Build a Snowman

I finally finished it! This was a layout I started at the Asilomar retreat. The photos are from my friend L -- I started by getting paper from her stash and started to play. But I really wanted to do something with glitter and chipboard on it, so I brought it home to work on. I have been doing a little bit, letting it sit out, working on it again etc.

The chipboard is painted with MM paints. On the swirls, I painted a base coat with pink, and them made a wash of a dark pink and the glitter specialty paint. It took a while, but it was fun to paint. The letters are painted in white, and then painted over with a mix of the white and lots of the glitter paint. I dabbed it on with the foam brush so in real life it looks like snow.

I wish I saw the snow more. It is so fun to do snow layouts. Thanks for letting me do yours L!

The cool women of TAC

These are more cards made with The Angel Company stamps I bought several years ago. The cards were made at the Asilomar retreat I went to in September. I joined a birthday card club and wanted to make lots of birthday cards, so these are a few more of them (more to come as I get more scanning done).

I used pens to color the images on the stamp. A big huff, and they look so cute!

All stamps are Angel Co. The papers are actually all Club Scrap POPs (pounds of paper) - except for the white as I prefer to stamp on Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock. Due to the POPs, the cards are smaller than normal. I folded 5x7 POPs in half (that is usually the larger of the POPS, but they come in all little sizes) to make 5x3.5 cards. I love how the shape is just slightly different, but they still fit into a standard envelope. And it is such a fun use for POPs. The ribbon is We Are Memory Keepers. Even when you are trying to pack light, you need to have ribbon with you!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Some TAC cards

There were a few stamp sets I loved from The Angel Company when I saw them a few years ago. They were all the same style. I use some of them at the retreat I went to a few weeks ago (or was it months now). I had to dive back in to use them again...

The wedding TAC set became a wedding card for a friend this week. Pretty simple card. It is hard to see, but her veil has glitter. I think it adds a fun touch. Cardstock, Ink is Stampin Up. Coloring pends are Zig brush markers.

Then, just to show you the other gals, here is a card going to my friend for her birthday this week. Don't you just love the drama! Sorry the white edges were so rough to scan. You get the idea though, right?