Sunday, January 22, 2006

A Valentine

This card is very simple and looks better in person. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey, which you can get through TAC or at any better LSS (That's "Local Scrapbook Store" for those who don't know the lingo). I am loving their shabby, antiqued look. I chose pink and green cardstock to match, embossed the cherubs in gold, and added some brads for texture. How easy! I'm also a big fan of paper-tearing, as you can see.

A Warm Hello!

This is a card I made recently using one of my favorite 'sketches'. It's great for any square-shaped stamp. I added Crystal Stickles to the snowman so he sparkles. All you need is a piece of patterned paper and two pieces of matching cardstock. In this case, I cut the patterned paper and the greenish paper to 5 1/2" x 2 1/8" and adhered them to the cardfront. I cut a strip of blue 1/2" x 5 1/2" and glued that over the seam (you could also use ribbon here, if you want.) Then, I stamped the snowman on white, matted it with blue, and attached it. Color the image and add a sentiment, and you are good to go! Easy, huh?

A new venture!

For awhile now, I've been playing with the idea of having a monthly newsletter with project ideas for all of my family, friends, and customers who enjoy stamping and scrapping. So, I'm going to try to do it in a blog format just because I think it may be fun. (Wish me luck!) I may post a project every week or so, and do a newsletter once a month, but who knows. It will depend upon how much crafting time I can get in!

I am an independent demonstrator for The Angel Company ( but I don't do parties. (One of the reasons that I am a stay at home Mom is so that I can STAY HOME!) However, I do give classes occassionally in my own home to a small group of friends. We have lots of fun.

I'll also use this Blog to update you on the status of my card business for those interested. Basically, I am selling my cards in several boutiques (which "The Angel Company" allows me to do... you can't do that with the OTHER company) and I am in the middle of trying to put a group of samples together to send to a sales rep in Texas. I'm really excited about the possibility of expanding my business, but I don't want to bite off more than I can chew!

So, I guess that's it in a nutshell. I hope you will check back often and find some great ideas to inspire you!