Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Advent Calendar Class

I am so excited to share with you about this upcoming class! I was asked to teach a class at the Inman Wellness Center in November and I decided we would make an Advent Calendar. These are so much fun and I think that you'll enjoy putting this project together!

This is made with a cookie sheet, scrapbook paper (non-TAC), rubber stamps, ribbons and embellishments. The calendar is magnetic so as you count down the days until Christmas with your children or grandchildren you can then store the "extra" days on the back of the cookie sheet! Even if you don't use this as an advent calendar, it would still make a fun Christmas decoration or you could give it as a gift!

The class will be November 20th from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM at the Inman Wellness Center. I believe the cost of the class will be $15 for both members and non-members and you can register at the Wellness Center or call 585-2050. There are only 6 spots available, so don't wait to register! All supplies will be provided.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New TAC Discontinued List is Out!

A new catalogue will be out January 1st and that means that it's time for a new discontinued list. There are a lot of stamps that will be retired and we'll never see again! Boo hoo!! One of my absolute favorite stamp sets is being retired too..."Love & Joy".

The Final Farewell list is above and if you click on it you should be able to view the document at a larger size. These stamps will only be available until the end of December so be sure to check the list twice to make sure that you don't miss some of your favorites!

Here is a onsie that I stamped on using the "Love & Joy" stamp set that is being retired:

And, some of the paper packs are being retired and discounted now! These include:

R-2500 Bella Flor $19.95 Now! $10.00 V-825 Kaleidoscope Brites $19.95 Now! $10.00 V-923 Surf Shoppe $6.95 Now! $3.50 V-926 Simply Spooky $6.95 Now! $3.50R-2501 Vintage Holiday $6.95 Now! $3.50 R-2502 Whimsy Blossoms $6.95 Now! $3.50 V-904 Finger Paints $6.95 Now! $3.50V-905 Country Cottage $6.95 Now! $3.50V-906 Metropolis $6.95 Now! $3.50V-907 Lap of Luxury $6.95 Now! $3.50

Enjoy shopping and let me know if I can answer any questions or help you with an order!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Gift Tag Tins

I wanted to share with you a tin full of tags that I made. I love the colors of these tags and they can easily be fastened to a gift box or bag. I used a scalloped punch (not currently available through TAC) and 2 sizes of circle punches (that I use ALL the time--SO worth the investment!!). After punching the circles, I stamped a snowflake with Aquatic Splash VersaMagic Chalk Ink in the center of the white cardstock and then added the "to/from" with Burnt Umber Palette ink. I also outlined the white circle with the Burnt Umber ink too. Next, I took my white Souffle pen (another item I use constantly) and put little white dots on each scallop and then attached a gold thread through the top of the tag.

I tied a brown ribbon around the tin to make it look gifty. There are 12 tags in the tin.

I love this color combination too.

Edited to Add: These tins are available through The Angel Company's catalogue. They are cheap too! You get a pack of 4 tins for only $4.95!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Cards

Yesterday was my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. I had each lady make 4 cards each of 4 different designs. We had a great time. The cards we made are below. (Sorry the lighting is bad in some of the photos--I really have a hard time getting it adjusted just right.)

Each of the stamp sets are from the current Angel Company catalog and are listed below the card.

Stamps used: Ornamental Snowflakes, Simply Christmas, Curls & Swirls & Christmas Blessings
Supplies: Shimmery Chalk, Stickles, VersaMark, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, Bordeaux Palette Ink, Pop Dots, Brad, Ribbon, Gold Floss

Stamps used: Silhouette Nativity, Whimsical Greetings, Running Stitches & Christmas Blessings
Supplies: Coluzzle Template, Ribbon, Burnt Umber & Sunflower Palette Ink

Stamps used: Blessed With, Whimsical Greetings
Supplies: Square Punch, Yellow Souffle Pen, Blue DCWV Paper, Prussian Blue & Seascape Palette Ink

Stamps used: Holiday Magic, Bet-Blocks
Supplies: Paper Piercer, Ribbon, Edge Distresser, L'amore Red, Jardin Moss & Burnt Umber Palette Ink

If you are interested in placing an order, send me an email! During the month of October, you earn DOUBLE Gift With Purchase stamps with your order. So, for every $30 order, you get to choose TWO FREE Gift With Purchase stamps! And, Grab Bags are still available while supplies last!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

More Altered Frames

I told you several posts ago that I would share some more of the altered frames that I made for my craft fair. Did I mention then how much fun (and easy!!) these are?!

I used The Angel Company's paper to alter these after I first painted the frames white. The frame pictured above is my favorite one!! It is made with TAC's Toodle Loo paper and would be great for a baby or toddler's room! The tag (you can see a blurry close-up below) was a tag that was provided with the paper kit and then I stamped the Lion from the "On Safari" set, colored his mane and tail green with aquacolor crayons and then added the white dots with a souffle pen. It matches the lion in the paper pack perfectly and looks like it was printed directly onto the tag.

The next frame uses the TAC "Hip Hop" paper pack which has some great papers in it! The small square tags are included in this paper pack as well and I inserted black brads into the centers and popped them up using pop dots. The yellow strip has been crimped with a paper crimper to add even more dimension to the frame. All of these frames have been Mod Podged over the top to seal it and give it a protective coating.

And, how can you not love the paper used on the frame below? This is from the "Mimi" collection and I think it is beautiful! I cut the paper into strips leaving white edges and added a few embellishments to dress it up. The original design for this frame and the Toodle Loo frame pictured above came from a demo at seminar. I took her design and ran with it because I thought that it was so adorable!

These would make great Christmas gifts for family and friends (or for yourself!!). All you need is a frame, some white paint, adhesive and some TAC Patterned paper! I will note too that if you use a frame that has been painted on previously, depending on the finish, you may need to sand it down and then paint it white to give the paint a little grip to stick to. If you use an unfinished wood frame it is ready for you to paint directly on.

Monday, October 8, 2007

October TAC Specials

Wow! There is a lot going on at The Angel Company this month! Are you ready?
First, it's DOUBLE rewards month for hostesses and customers! Hostesses earn double FREE hostess sets and twice the number of 1/2 price items! This is the perfect time to host a FUNshop (think of all those Christmas gifts you still want to make and/or give!!) and get lots of great deals!! And, for customers, with every $30 order you will receive TWO free Gift With Purchase stamps!
Also, during October is a returning customer favorite...TAC Grab Bags! These are bags that are filled with miscellanous stamps and they each come with one sheet of cling to attach the stamps to. These are fun, fun, fun but are only available during October while supplies last. And, if you host a FUNshop during October, you'll receive a FREE GRAB BAG with a $250 show! WOW!!!

The Fall Supplement is here! If you are looking for fresh Christmas, Halloween or Autumn stamp sets, look no further than the Fall Supplement! I LOVE the new "Ornamental Snowflakes" set! It is gorgeous! And, check out these "Trendy Tags" (pictured below). This is a fun way to dress-up your Christmas packages!
Here is the October Stamp of the Month:

It is called "Days Like This" and is a set of 5 for only $5.95. It is available with a $30 purchase.

Also, new this month is a new promotion called "Vintage Sets". Each month, in honor of TAC's 10th birthday, a new set will be released that was a best seller in a previous catalog. This month's set is called "Mini Bold Posey" and is only $2.95 with a $30 order.

And, there's still MORE!

There are several sets of the Designer paper packs on sale for 50% off while supplies last. They are Fingerpaints, Country Cottage, Metropolis & Lap of Luxury. This makes these packs of 36 8x8 pages only $3.50 each!!

And, last but not least let me present the "Crazy for Color" promotion!

This is an awesome special! During October, let autumn return in a rainbow of colors! You will have the opportunity to create brilliant, vivid projects from a rainbow assortment of printed papers! This kit includes 3 paper packs (Kaleidescope Brites Soar With it Collection, Kaledioscope Girlz Wing it Collection, Kaleidoscope Boyz Wing it Collection and a fun, exclusive word stamp set that is only available as part of this collection during October. This kit can be yours for only $34.95! If you love to scrapbook this is perfect for you! Or, if you like bright colors, you'll love this kit!

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