Jan 30, 2008

Contest Winner - Tidings of Comfort and Joy

This Tidings of Comfort and Joy entry just won a TAC Contest. Now I get to go shopping for free stamps!! Yeah!!

The TAC, The Angel Company, products used are:

The sidebar has links to my other winning entries too!

Today's Abundance
-Paper, Ribbon, and Stamps
-Alterable Items
-A quiet evening
-Creative inspirations from books, magazines, fellow stampers and scrappers

Altered Tins

January has gone by super fast and it has been super cold too!! We are elated here in the Midwest that we might actually get above zero tomorrow!! That's warm for us given the past couple of weeks!!

I made these tins as a Shoebox Swap for the MidWinter Magic Angelette Event this last weekend. We had good food, good company, and almost 40 fantastic projects to work on Friday evening and Saturday.

The tins feature Uptown Girl paper, Bazzill Cardstock, and Love Doodles stamp set. Open the covers and you will see that each is stuffed with candy for Valentine's Day. Enjoy making yours!!

Today's Abundance
-A weather forecast of above zero temperatures
-Warm mittens and scarves
-Hardy Midwesterners - yes we do survive in this weather
-Dreams of sandy beaches, warm breezes, and sunny skies

Jan 10, 2008

Chipboard Tag/Chain for Tote

Let your imagination fly when making this easy Chipboard Tag with Chain. Hang them on your stamping and scrapbooking totes. Use them on backpacks for easy identification and fun statements. Put them on you luggage too! They are fun for all ages.
To make these, use Chipboard Chips of any size. Cut paper the size of the chipboard. I used Versamark and Black Embossing Powder to stamp the word "Escape." Then I distressed the edges with Noir Black Palette Ink.

The hole for the chain was made with the very versatile Crop-A-Dile.

Have fun creating your tags. I would love to see what you come up with!!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping

Today's Abundance
-Getting together with old friends
-Meeting new friends
-Anticipation of a great day of inspiration and projects
-Creativity of fellow demonstrators from The Angel Company
-Warm weather and blue skies

Jan 7, 2008

Valentine Nugget Tin and More

My last post was a Valentine's Card made from the Angel Company's Mimi Paper and Love Doodles stamp set. I have expanded on that and now have a few more items using the same paper and stamps.

The Nugget Tin is a favorite of mine - but then it has chocolate in it so naturally it is a favorite!!

The mini album is made from a single sheet of cardstock and is then embellished with Mimi paper and stamps and tags. The mini album has a front and back cover, 4 inside pages to scrap, and a pocket to store extra photos. My niece and nephew are the stars of the album!!

I also made a cute little 3x3 gift card to round off the collection.

Hmmm... wonder what I'll add in the future?

Today's Abundance
-A January thaw that has lasted through the weekend.
-The purring of my cat as I scratch her under the chin.
-The new found space after doing a deep clean in my craft room - now if it would only stay that way!
-The renewed sense of hope as we begin a new year.

Jan 3, 2008

Valentine's Card

I just finished this Valentine's Card! It features designer paper from the Mimi Collection and the Love Doodles stamp set. Enjoy!!

Today's Abundance
-The "no more cancer cells" email from a good friend of mine. Doing the happy dance for Brenda!!
-The lovely pinks and oranges of an early morning sunrise on a partly cloudy, cold winter day.
-The rabbits that scurry across the snow banks in the backyard.
-Laughter among friends

Jan 1, 2008

Grandpa's Pemberley Bay Matchbook Album

The Angel Company's new Pemberley Bay Matchbook Kit contains the perfect papers for your heritage photos. This matchbook kit coordinates well with the Hemingway Collection. The brown, beige, turquoise, and gold palette make for elegant mini-albums. Use the matching tags and tabs that are included in the kit along with Hemingway hardware and ribbon!

The upper left photo is the cover. Grandpa (Remembrance Stamp Set) is stamped with Burnt Umber and is nestled in the vines and leaves of the front cover.

The mini-album includes photos of my grandfather as a baby, the family photo with his mother and father (who immigrated to the United States from Germany in the 1890's), his World War I photo, engagement photo to my grandma, photos of my mom and aunt when they were little, and the 6 grandchildren.

The photos and tabs are layered on brown cardstock. The Hemingway ribbon and eyelets round out the mini album.

I love this min-album - its content and its colors. Now I just have to be patient until tomorrow when I can place an order for more kits, as well as, the Rockin' Roxie Matchbook Kit which is a vibrant mixture of reds, yellows, greens, and purples.

Today's Abundance

-Memories of my Grandfather

-The excitement and hopes of a new year

-Sweatshirts and turtlenecks (its cold today)

-Hot chocolate and whipped cream (did I mention it is cold today?

A Guy Card - African Giraffe

I needed a guy card for our monthly Angelette card swap. So it was time to dig through the stamps and find one suitable for a guy. And this is the result: the African Giraffe from The Angel Company stamped on DCWV cardstock (brown and tan) with Versamagic chalk ink (wheat or java).

Today's Abundance
-A New Year
-All of the resolutions...
-Memories of a grand time with family and friends over the holidays


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