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Wow! Have I told you lately how blessed I am to be a part of TAC (The Angel Company) rubber stamps and scrapbooking company? A lot of people aren't familiar with THE ANGEL COMPANY and all it has to offer. This is just a "heads up" for you. I can't tell you enough what a great company to be a part of and they are just so GENEROUS to their customers and their demonstrators. If you've been considering in becoming an independent demonstrator, you must read on. Join my "Luv 2 Bless" Stampers team and have fun with us! There is only a minimum of $100 in retail orders in 4 consecutive months and there are so many benefits available to you. Email me for more info or click here to read on your own. Take some time (you're gonna get blessed!) and look at some of the GENEROUS SPECIALS just for the month of November:

"Celebration" will continue ALL THRU the month of November. This is where, when you place your order with me, all customer and hostess benefits ARE DOUBLED! Can you believe this? Regularly, for EVERY $30 order you get 1 free GWP (gift with purchase) stamp. But now you get 2 instead of 1. With your $100 FUNSHOP, free hostess stamps sets are DOUBLED also! Plus you still get one 1/2 off item with that!

SURPRISE BOXES - These are GREAT for the "gift-giving" holiday coming up as there is quite a variety of product in this baby! Surprise Boxes are a box full of discontinued product which has at least $100 retail value. You can order one, or as many as you'd like, for only $50!

"Fond Farewell" to some of our paper collections. Only $3.50 for 36-sheet pad of 8x8 paper and $10 for 12x12 heavy weight paper collections (which include tags, alpha stickers, embellishments) as follows (click on highlighted name to see the wonderful colors of paper):

Bella Flor - $19.95 now $10.00
Kaleidoscope Brites - $19.95 now $10.00
Surf Shoppe - $6.95 now $3.50
Simply Spooky - $6.95 now $3.50
Whimsey Blossoms - $6.95 now $3.50
Finger Paints - $6.95 now $3.50
Country Cottage - $6.95 now $3.50
Metropolis - $6.95 now $3.50
Lap of Luxury - $6.95 now $3.50

"Merry Stamping" special - includes "Merry Wishes" paper 12x12 paper collection and "Merry Words" 34-stamp set (retail $39.90) for only $29.95 for BOTH! This is such a FUN paper collection for all your holiday projects.

Stamp of the month - with $30 purchase get this "Button Words" 12-stamp set for only $6.95!
Vintage monthly set - with $30 purchase get the "Ginger Joy" gingerbread man for only $4.25. A great one to use for your holiday candy tags.

Well, didn't I tell you you'd get blessed? Thanks for dropping by to see me. I'll have some artwork and tutorial in my next post, so come back to visit me! God bless~


Natalie Rose Card

Here's a baby card I made for one of my sweet customers. Her newborn baby's name is Natalie Rose. Isn't that such a lovely name?

For a really soft color to edge a girlie card, try Versamagic Pink Petunia. I used the Mimi paper collection & edged it with this color chalk inkpad.

For the white dots on the scallop and the name plate, I used the sharpie poster-paint pen. Click on the photo for a larger view. "Children are a gift (heritage) of the Lord" - don't you just love that verse?


Tutorial - Walnut Ink Resist - updated

I said I would show you the demo on Walnut Ink Resist that I presented at our Ohio Gathering rubber stamping weekend. Glossy paper is used for this technique. The instructions are on the picture SLIDE but, for "newbies," you're basically going to:

- Ink your stamp with Versamark or embossing ink and stamp it on your glossy paper.
- Sprinkle stamped image with CLEAR embossing powder.
- With heat gun, heat emboss image until it melts to a shiny surface.
- Take the dauber on the Terra Cotta Walnut Ink bottle and swipe all over your image and paper. The embossed images will "resist" the ink and you'll get a really interesting vintage look to your work.
- Let the ink dry or you can wipe off excess ink with kleenex depending on the look you want. That's all there is to it!

The SLIDE show below shows variations of faux looks you can obtain when doing this technique. I used the Amelia paper collection to match this vintage look. Any questions? You must give it a try! It's lotsa fun. We'd love to see what you've done with it. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Teeny Tiny Gift Card


Harvest Hellos

Of course you know the post below prompted this card! You can click on the picture for a closer & larger view.

I used "Delicious Autumn" stamp set and "Kaleidoscope Boyz" paper. Don't forget this 36-sheet paper pad is part of the Crazy for Color - Kaleidoscope Kit paper collection set. It's very versatile and fun. Thanks for visiting me.

Okay, Fall Is Here!

There! I said it! It takes me a long time before I can say that word since I don't ever want summer (my favorite season) to be over! But then when I'm at our favorite pumpkin farm and I see all of God's blessings, I'm totally okay with it! Here are some photos my boys and I took last weekend. Believing you'll enjoy them!


Simplicity - Sweet Tweet


Crazy for Color - Kaleidoscope Kit

This month TAC is making available the KALEIDOSCOPE Paper Collection Kit for only $34.95 which includes all of the following:

Kaleidoscope Brites Paper Collection ($19.95)
Kaleidoscope Girlz Paper Colection ($6.95)
Kaleidoscope Boyz Paper Collection ($6.95)
Kaleidoscope "Wordz" 30-stamp set ($10.95)

The total value of this kit is retailed at $44.90. But this month you can get it for $34.95!!! Wowza! All of that paper AND an 30-stamp set? Very generous, huh? I'd say so and such fun paper collections especially for the KIDZ' projects!

See My Samples in the New Fall Supplement

The new TAC Fall Supplement is here! I'm so excited to share with you that I designed samples for three of the new stamps sets in TAC's Fall Supplement! I was so blessed to have been given that opportunity. My favorite stamp set was the "Birdy Holiday" - what do you think? These samples are located on pages 9 and 10 of the supplement but if you want to see the whole supplement click here. I'm believing you'll enjoy making your holiday projects with these newbies. Thanks for visiting me and let me know if I can help you with your stamping or scrapbooking projects. Bless~

Designer Papers 50% Off This Month!

These 8x8, 70# text paper pads consist of six designs. Each design comes in six colors. One of each sheet for a total of 36 sheets per pad. The following Designer Paper Pads (36 sheets) are 50% this month. You can get them for $3.50 EACH!! "Country Cottage" Metropolis Finger Paints Lap of Luxury

Celebrate With Double Rewards

During the month of October:
-have a Funshop and receive DOUBLE hostess rewards!!
-place a $30 order and receive DOUBLE GWP (gift with purchse) free stamps!!

Can you believe all of this free stuff?? Pick a date and Celebrate! Call me to book your FUNSHOP today!



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