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How Cute Are They??

Here's a picture of my two nieces. Aren't they just beautiful? I'm going to use this photo in a scrapbook layout for a special project I'm working on. I'll tell you about that later on. Just wanted to share this picture as it really blessed ME!!


Sneak Peek,Stamp of the Month, On SALE! & More!

You're gonna get blessed! The Angel Company released our 2006-2007 "Retired Stamps" List. They just announced you can purchase these sets at a 25% savings from the original price until June 26. Here's the list. Click on it to get a bigger image to read:

And ALSO, our Designer Paper Collection pads are on sale for only $5 each! Can you believe that great discount? These are the 8x8 pads that have 36 sheets, i.e., 6 designs in 6 different colors. This discounted pricing is available May 23 (TODAY) thru June 18. It is regularly $6.95 so nows the time to stock up on these - three of my favorites that I use alot are "brighten my day", "gentle beginnings" and "country cottage." These are great not only for scrapbooking but make great backgrounds for greeting cards and especailly for those "treat pouches" we made at my Funshops. These are located on page 30-31 of our current catalog or click here.

THERE'S MORE EXCITING NEWS!! You can take a "SNEAK PEEK" at some of the NEW stamps sets for the new 2007-2008 catalog to be released the first part of July AND you can order them today if you want!!! Click on the pictures for a bigger image:

And to finish off the blessings of the day, the JUNE STAMP OF THE MONTH is available to you at the discounted price of only $6.95 for this 8-stamp set, with a $30 order. Remember also that with every $30 order you receive one GWP (gift with purchase) stamp. Here it is:

Any questions, or if you want to place your order please contact me. Thanks and may you be blessed with the news of the day!!


"Be Brilliant" Girls

Introducing the "Be Brilliant" Girls of TAC! These are the stamp sets we receive for attending our Seminar in June! Aren't they awesome? So many ways you can use them. Here's a slide show on them:

Sorry they're only available to those attending the Seminar. Believing you'll enjoy these gals - bless ya!

Make Your Own "Juanita" Tri-fold Card

One of my favorite birthday cards I received last month was from one of my dearest friends, Juanita. When I began to open up her card I thought, "gees, I wonder where she bought this?" But then I started to recognize the TAC patterned paper on her card. "Hey, wait a minute, she made this!" I was so blessed with it especially since she's a "newbie" at rubber stamping and I love receiving surprises! Here's her card:

I loved her 8-1/2x11 one-sheet idea with matching envelope so much that I made my version of hers to share with you all (yes, I asked her) AND I used it as my project for Rita's CSWM. The ladies all loved it Juanita! They thought it would be neat when you want to actually "write" a letter to someone. Or, use as a holiday card and include a family picture with it. Here's my card:

Here's how to do it:

-Take one sheet of 8-1/2x 11 white cardstock.
-Fold at 3-1/2" and at 7" on the long side (the 11"side of the paper.) Use a bone folder to make firm, crisp creases.
-Stamp your design on the first two "thirds" of the paper.
-Cut a 1x8-1/2" strip of paper and adhere to the bottom of the card. This area is where you will write your sentiments.
-Stamp a matching image at the corner of an #10 envelope to tie it all together.

Voila! There you have your very own "Juanita" trifold card!

I used TAC's Sands of Time paper and colored in the Oopsie Daisy stamps with prismacolor pencils. Used the Speckle stamp for the background splattering look. I use this stamp alot to give my cards more depth. Leave a message if you have any questions. Bless ya!

You may purchase my cards and artwork

at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.


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