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De Girls - Living in Full Color!

Anna's girls....aren't they beauties?!

Here's a quick scrapbook layout for you to try. I took the yellow sheet (which has the floral designs) from "Miss Moxie" v841 paper collection and:

-Stamped living in full color from "Bookoo Blessings" t2892 stampset at the top of the page.

-Took two of the die cuts from Miss Moxie & layered them under picture on left side of picture.

-Stamped a flower, in yellow, from "Starburst Florals" t2866 stampset and cut it out.

-Adhered paper flower, scrappers floss and brad to the stamped flower and pop dotted it to left bottom side of picture.

-Used the "Date Disks" t2867 stampset and stamped at bottom of page with the month/location.

That's it! Quick and easy, wouldn't you say? Thanks for dropping by!


My First "Tonje" Card

First of all, sorry for the mess up on the Tutorial: Quick Ribbon Tieing. I had to update and resend it because it wasn't showing up for some reason...so sorry for the email duplications. Okay, now let's continue....

Remember my friend Tonje sent me a "blessings from Norway" package with the Tilda stamp images and embellishements? Well, I finally was able to design a card with the goodies she sent me. Thanks again Tonje for all the inspiration and for your KIND heart!!

I used TAC's large doodle frame from the "My Story" t2821 stamp set. I think this frame really matches up well with the girl image. I then stamped the words from the "Faithbooking" t2835 stamp set in the center of the frame. I layered this on paper from the "Rockin' Roxie Matchbook kit" because it matched up perfectly with the inks I used to color, and adhered it to the card front. I so would love to watercolor as well as she does....I just keep pushing on and keep practicing! Here is HER card that I used as my inspiration point:

Tutorial: Quick Ribbon Tieing UPDATED

Spring Time

I'm using TAC's new "Spring Time" t2944 stamp set from our new Spring Supplement. I love how easy it is to make nature scenes like this one. This Chartreuse green inkpad color makes me think of spring and I like it!! I also love that psalm from our "Be Still" t2890 stamp set...it goes very well with this set as far as wording goes. what do you think?


Flip Flops Mini Album

Is this not the cutest mini photo album? Wish I could take credit for this but, nope, it wasn't me. It's made from flip flops and it was made by our very own Mischelle Smith. For newbies, Mischelle is the founder of our The Angel Company and she started her own blog entitled "Savvy Projects" and I'm really lovin' it!! Go to my homepage and click on her blog.

You must really visit her blog and check it out for yourself...lotsa inspiration there....quick and fun projects with free instructions for the taking! Mischelle has a BIG sharing & giving heart and if you ever get the opportunity to meet her she will totally bless you! Thanks for visiting me today. Now that I think about it, it's probably easier to click "Savvy Projects" here to go directly to the link. Enjoy!


Kitty Card Challenge

I don't do as many challenges as I'd like to but I wanted to try Allison's "AFSS8-Kitties" challenge this week since I already had this card in my file. Here's my kitty card using one of TAC's freebie GWP stamps (gift with purchase stamp.) I love using this little kitty with it's little shoes!


My weekend stamp/scrap class

We will be making a Sheer Scallop Coaster album, altered Milk (candy) Bottle, 4 Notecard set this weekend. Live locally? Join us!

Tutorial: Altering Fridge Magnets

Friends, thanks to all of you who've given me suggestions on what you'd like to see on my blog.....keep it coming! Remember my "March Giveaway " is still going on until the end of March when I will pick a winner for the inspirational magnets. So continue to leave your comments on this post and YOU could be the winner! Many asked how I made these refrigerator magnets so here is a tutorial for you. Remember you can always click on the slide picture to stop it and then click it again to continue the slide show. Future TIP: I will be showing you a quick way on "faux ribbon tieing" that goes with this tutorial but couldn't get it in today. Please come back for that. Any questions, let me know. Thanks for visiting!


Got snow?

At least someone on my porch is happy for the snow and ice storms!!


Giveaway time!

I had fun making these refrigerator magnets with my "Scriptures" and "Be Still" t2890 stamp sets. The magnets are heavy duty magnets so they'll stay on your fridge. These are great magnets to have around to inspire us to "keep going on" when the challenges of life are upon us.
This is my March "giveaway"
for you.....just leave a suggestion on what type of tutorial you'd like to see on my blog next OR leave a quick comment. I will pick a winner the last day of March. The winner will get to pick two of these handmade magnets and I will mail them to you soon as I receive your email. Thanks again for visiting my blog and for your inspiration. Bookoo blessings to you!


Springtime Ideas

TAC's Spring Supplement is here and you're gonna love it!! Plenty of ideas for your SPRING projects. Here's a sneak peek of some of the new stamp images that I believe will bless you. Click on the pictures for a larger view of the stamp sets.

Such a cute monkey hangin' around and an "udderly" cute moo cow collection, wouldn't you say?

This is one of my new favorites....with Resurrection Sunday in a few weeks, greeting cards made with these "unique" sets will certainly bless your friends and families!

PLEASE NOTE there are project cards at the bottom of the spring supplement for your inspiration along with the instructions! Pretty neat & handy, huh? Let me know if you'd like me to mail you a supplement.

To view the rest of the SPRING SUPPLEMENT just click here. You may shop my online store at your convenience from the Spring Supplement BUT when you email me with your order, you can qualify for the free hostess sets and free GWP stamp sets with your $30 purchase specials. NOTE during March and April all rewards are DOUBLED!! See my next post as it details all the TAC specials currently going on...questions? Email me...would love to help you out. Have a great day...well looks like it's evening time...sweet sleep to you all!

TAC March Happenings

Celebrate Spring - Double Rewards!
Celebrate spring like never before and treat yourself to a double helping of hostess rewards from The Angel Company (TAC)!! Simply hold a FUNSHOP between March 1 and April 30, grab a few friends, have a great time laughing and sharing, learn a new project idea and enjoy all the BENEFITS times TWO!! Your FUNSHOP guests will also receive double "Gift with Purchase" GWP rewards with every $30 purchase.

PLUS, new Angels (demonstrators) joining The Angel Company family from March thru April 30 will receive an additional $50 free stamps with their new starter kits! Now is the time to join us and benefit from this TAC generosity...remember demonstrator minimum sales requirement is only $100 per quarter! Email me to schedule your FUNSHOP or to receive your new starter kit!

Stamp of the Month/Vintage Sets

March's Stamp of the Month is "Goody Jar" .... a 11-stamp set for only $5.95 with your $30 TAC purchase. And the Vintage Set is the "Eclectic Images....a 6-stamp set for only $6.95 with your $30 TAC purchase.

Stamp/Scrap Class
Ready to get back to stamping/scrapping? I think I'm finally back on schedule....my next stamp/scrap class is Saturday, March 15th. Live in the local area? Then join us for some wonderful fun & learning! Bring your favorite adhesive or glue pen... all other supplies are included. Please RSVP me at myleeson@netscape.net to RESERVE your seat! I will be posting pictures of the projects here soon.

Spring Supplement
Click here to view our new SPRING SUPPLEMENT! Or, look at the post below to view some of favorite stamp images from this new supplement.

You're gonna love it! Email me with any questions.


SW Ohio Gathering

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! I just got back from Rita Holmes' S.W. Ohio TAC (The Angel Company) Gathering and it was a blast! I met so many wonderful ladies and learned so many awesome things! Rita invited me to do a "demo" for this rubber stamping/scrapping group so I decided Iwanted to share on "not wasting" any of our beautiful TAC paper collections. I designed 3 displayboards detailing how to maximize the use of our decorative papers as follows: how to "enhance" our papers giving them your own unique style, how to make "one sheet" ideas for 8x8", 8-1/2x11", 9x9" and 12x12" sheets of paper, and the last one was "don't throw away those scraps". I will post the displayboards I made for that presentation later on and I'll have some tutorials to share with you all as well. I had lotsa fun doing this! In the meantime, here are some of the card "swaps" I received this weekend. (For newbies, a card swap is where you share card ideas by making & swapping one card front for each participant in the swap.) Take a look at the slideshow below. Are these ladies talented or what? So now you have all these free IDEAS for inspiration. Just remember it's common courtesy to give "credit" where it's due....please mention the artists' name/names if you decide to use their card ideas elsewhere. Another great treat that weekend was the fellowship and the "sharing" of God's Word with many of you ladies ...thank you for blessing my life!! I'll be back soon to share TAC's Feb/March specials...you're gonna love 'em and my March "giveaway" needs to be posted also. See ya!

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