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Stamp/Scrap Class - "Rustic Chic"

I just wanted to show you some photos of last month's Stamp/Scrap Class. It was so fun! We made a 3-piece "Rustic Chic" stationery set and a scrapbook page. The stationey set included an envelope/pen holder, a CD calendar, a "things to do" binder clip. Then we designed a scrapbook page using a stipple brush and clear embossing technique. I do have a few class kits available from this class if interested. Here are the photos: My Stamp/Scrap Class schedule is located over there on the right hand side of my blog. The next class is scheduled for Saturday, March 14. If you are local, would love to have you join in the fun with us! Thanks again for visiting. Have a tremendously wonderful weekend!

Reminder: "Catelynne" Giveaway!

Don't forget to fill out a form for TAC's generous & wonderful giveaway, if you haven't done so already...remember the deadline is coming up...February 28! Click here to enter and win some wonderful free goodies. Here's what you could win: • Catelynne™ Fly With It Collection™ retail value: $10.95 • Pewter Hardware retail value: $4.50 • Be of Good Stamp Set retail value: $21.95 • Want to Fly Stamp Set retail value: $21.95 • Audrey Embellishment Jar retail value: $10.95 Total retail value: $70.30 Fill out the form for your opportunity to win. Then visit TAC...the winner will be listed at the bottom of our home page!

TAC March Specials!

Hello friends...enjoy all the fun specials that The Angel Company has for us this month and so affordable! Email me with questions or visit my online store here. Have a blessed day and thanks for dropping by! Fruit of the Spirit Vintage Set: TAC™ Promotions
www.myleeson.ismyangel.net Fresh Spring Things Kit: TAC™ Promotions
www.myleeson.ismyangel.net Best Wedding Wishes LE: TAC™ Promos



Here's a sweet present I was so blessed to receive! It is a handcrafted gift box made by my friend Sue: She'll make me sweet things like this out of the clear blue sky...isn't she sweet to do that? Thanks Sue for your great heart of giving! She said she got the box idea at splitcoast stampers... so I looked it up to find the link for those of you that may want to make one also. Click here on this link, it's called the "Origami Box. And that cute little girl stamp, Tilda, she used on the top of the box...well, because I don't have any of these stamps, Sue let me stamp some images from her collection...so I would have some to "play" with...how sweet is that? RAK!!...that's what Sue is very good at, huh? Later on I'll be posting what I did with one of those Tilda stamps. Thanks for dropping by stampers!


And the winner of

the "LOVE" word chipboard book with all embellishments is Allison!! Congratulations Allison and thanks for playing and visiting my blog. Please email me your address so I can mail the Chipboard Book out to you. And thanks to all of you who participated and blessed me with your words of encouragement. It also allowed me to thank God for your lives and to believe along with you for great blessings upon your lives! Stay tuned as I will have another "Count Your Blessings" giveaway soon!! May you have the best day ever today... Plus more handmade embellishments:


Recycling, Re-Purposing, Re-using....

....whatever you want to call it....here are some storage ideas for you to use in your art studio from my recycling adventures. Remember, to pause the SLIDE show for reading purposes, hold the mouse over the picture.

Hope you enjoyed this picture slide...comments always welcomed! Enjoy your evening!

It's Carnival Time!

It's Carnival Time at Craft Critique! They are one of my favorite blogs...they review craft tools, supplies, magazines, paper collections...any kind of craft product, really. They are having a Blog Carnival right now. This is where they have blog links listed of those that participated in their "theme" for this blog carnival...namely, Valentine's Day! So you'll get to see lots of Valentine's Day projects for your inspiration! I will have a few of my Paper Blessings blog posts included in this...believingly. Please take a look and enjoy Craft Critique...you won't be disappointed at their website!

Love Heart

Hello everyone! This quote really blessed me today and so I wanted to share it with you..."Where love reigns, God reigns." It reminded me of Mark 12:30 and I thought I would use this verse as the focal point of my Heart card. Thanks for coming over today and visiting!


"Paper Blessings" Etsy Shoppe Review

I was so blessed and so surprised! I received an email from Little Window Shoppe saying my "Paper Blessings" Etsy Shoppe was listed in one of their "daily blog" reviews. The post heading is entitled "Paper Coolness" ... what? Oh how wonderful of them to do that! If you have a minute, I encourage you to visit Emily's Little Window Shoppe website where she reviews shoppes, crafts, projects etc., on her daily blog...there is so much to see...so much fun! Thanks Emily for the plug! Now there's another blessing I can count for the day, huh? Remember my "Count Your Blessings" Giveaway will be ending on February 15th. Don't forget to leave a comment on that post to have your name included in the drawing. Thanks all!

Felt Flip Album

Here's my version of the Felt Flip Album featured on page 37 (4th picture) of our new TAC Serendipity spring/summer 2009 Magalogue. How fun and easy it was to make! Sorry the pictures are not the best...the colors aren't as vibrant as in real life. Remember our NEW TAC Magalogues are now available. Email me if you want one sent to you or go here to order at your own convenience. Local stampers, I'll be mailing yours out today...you'll truly ENJOY it! Here's a picture of the instructions from the Magalogue. Click on picture to enlarge the view: Thanks for visiting. May you have a blessed and peacful day!


Tutorial: Tea Bag Mini Album

Hello papercrafters! Here's something different I've been wanting to try...a teabag mini album. I was inspired by one I saw a few years ago in the Stampington, I believe, magazine. Anyhow it was quite simple to make: -Take 4 herbal tea bags. Make a small slit on each bag and empty the tea inside. (Leaves a nice fragrance.) Set aside for now. -Cut 8 pieces of patterned paper, 2-1/4"x 2-1/8". These will be your album pages. -Machine stitch a border on each piece of paper. -Stamp and embellish each piece of paper. -Adhere the 8 decorated pages on top of the 4 teabags (front and back, of course) using paper glue. -Sew or machine-stitch the 4 decorated tea bags together to form the album. -To form tabs, staple a piece of ribbon to the edge of each of the last 3 pages. TIP: I then embellished the ribbon tabs with the small flowers I found at the bottom of my patterned paper, you know, the "color-code" strip. Just punch them out with a 1/2" circle punch. See picture below to see what I'm referring to: TIP: to cover the staples used to adhere the ribbon tab, I just adhered a paper flower or embellishment on top of the staple. See picture below. I don't know if I like the "stapled" look yet. To complete my Tea Bag Mini Album, I will fill it up with my favorite pictures! That's all there is to it! Give it a try and link some pictures to this post. Oh yes, this tutorial is also on Inspirational Techniques and Tutorials Blogs...visit me there... Thanks for dropping by.

Embellishments for Da Girlz

Using up some "scraps". Making some "girlie" embellishments for scrapbooking:

You may purchase my cards and artwork

at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.


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