Thursday, August 21, 2008

Demonstrating for The Angel Company

Happy Thursday!!!

I just received my order for WAG (Western Angel Gathering) and will be quite busy in the days to follow getting my projects ready.

I have had some people ask me, lately, just what does it take to become a demonstrator for The Angel Company, and what are the benefits. So I decided that I would just put the information here on my Blog.

I have been with The Angel Company (TAC) for 9 years. I was the 109th demonstrator to join. It's been a really interesting road being involved with a brand new company and I am so proud of where they are heading.

When you join as a demonstrator, for TAC, you are referred to as an "Angel". That is what our demonstrators are called. Gosh, even at would be worth joining, for me, cause I won't be called an Angel any other way :-)

What I love most about TAC is that they listen to their demonstrators. They love ALL their Angels, regardless of their 'status' in the company and the staff at headquarters is just awesome to deal with.

Another thing I absolutely love about TAC is that our sales minimum is only $100 in four months. I have heard that some other companies are upwards of $300 a quarter. And, the other thing I love is that our hostesses only need to have a $100 party to qualify for their hostess benefits!!! WHOOOHOOOO! So, even if someone ordered it all for themselves, they would qualify as a hostess.

AND, another thing I love is that our hostesses get to choose an item from the catalog at half off just for having a $100 party. And, that is in addition to the hostess Level A, B, C and D sets they can earn. What a great way to get something like the Scor-Pal, which is all the rage right now and WE carry it!

By joining The Angel Company, you get 30% off on a demonstrator order or you get 25% commission on sales.

If you would like more information, please contact me at and put Demonstrator Info in the subject line. I would love to tell you more why I love The Angel Company.

If you would like to view some of our stamps and products, you can access my website at:

Have a wonderful day!!!


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Another fun project

My Granddaughter made this album at our Stamp club meeting, a couple of weeks ago. I helped her with it but she chose the papers and added them to the book. She was really pleased with it. Next time she comes, we'll add photos.

Now I need to work on a few more. I am going to be doing a 50th Anniversary one and also a baby one.

Here is a card I made for a one on one swap. It features the TAC stamp set, 'The Morning Buzz'.
I added some Burnt Umber re-inker to white liquid applique for the 'coffee' and white liquid applique, heated, to resemble whipped topping. It doesn't show up too well in the photo.

I used the Divine Swirls Embossing Folder on DCWV card stock and ran it through my Big shot on all three pieces of card stock. Then I just softly hit it with a sanding block. I also pierced the scalloped piece behind the verse.

Gotta get the other stamps from this set out and make some cards using those.

I am feeling better and am not getting back to my stamping. Thanks for all of those that sent well wishes.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Thank you to Laurie Unger, honoring me with this award.

The rules of this award are slightly different from the usual.....

1. Only 5 people are to be nominated.
2. 4 out of the 5 have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. 1 has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

The five people that I have chosen to pass this award on to are the following:

1. Rita Holmes
2. Jany
3. Nic_d
4. Angela
5. Stacey

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Well, Tuesday started off well.  I woke up and found weird bumps all the way down my face...from my eye to my throat on the right side.  My head felt like I had a sunburn and I just hurt.  I wasn't feeling right but just thought I was tired from having my Granddaughter here.

I got caught up on my blog, did some other things around the house and on the computer and my face just continued to hurt.  So, I called the Dr to see if I could get in sometime this week. After explaining, she told me to go to Urgent Care of ER.

So, long story short, I went to ER....had high blood pressure, dizziness and shingles.  Oh FUN!!!!   
They caught it before they broke were able to give me a steroid shot, anti viral meds and sent me home with a boat load of pills.

I have been wanting to kick back and rest a little, after taking my granddaughter home, but not quite this way :-)  Well, at least I can get caught up on so many things on the computer and my stamping.  :-)

They told me I wouldn't know what to do with all the energy I would get from the steroids, well, I am still waiting! :-)

So, bear with me.....I'll get something uploaded in the next day or so.
Here is a little mini book I made for my Granddaughter.   She wanted tags on the she loves lots of ribbons......and the ribbon isn't this gold looking in person..... my other one doesn't have the tags or ribbons but I also didn't take a picture of it.

I used one of the papers from the SWIC Angelee pack and TAC's Fancy Bet Alphabet.  I also used Stickles to do the inside of the Z.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back to work

This weekend we took our granddaughter home.  I will miss her so much, but yet it's time to get back to a semi normal routine again.  :-)

I have gotten so far behind in everything so it will take me at least a week to catch up or at least make a dent in all the things I have let slide while she was here.  But, we had a great time together and it was so worth it all!!

Now, it's time to prepare projects for my annual WAG (Western Angel Gathering) to be held in Salem mid September.  I had my last meeting with my two coordinators...on Saturday.  We all have our specific jobs to do and we'll pretty much be working on them all of August and part of September.   It's such a FUN time, tho.....and it's so worth all the effort that goes into it.

I am also getting to share how to make a mini album at a Camping rally just a few days before WAG.

Here is a card I did a week or so ago while I was stamping with a friend.  It was for a swap on Paper Angels message board.

I used the new Autumn Wishes set from TAC and stamped on white card stock with Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor pad and added Stickles.

Autumn Wishes is stamped on Vellum using the Autumn Leaves K pad.

I hope to get more stamping time in this week!!!


Friday, August 1, 2008

Fun times at the Wilson house

It's AUGUST!!! Summer is coming to an end. I have to say, I am NOT a hot weather person but I have enjoyed this summer, so far, as it hasn't been terribly hot for long lengths of time. I can deal with the heat if I get a respite in between 100ยบ weather. And, because, I have had my granddaughter for the summer.

July was a FULL month. We ended it up by going to the Fair and rodeo, last weekend. My granddaughter LOVES horses, so it's fun to watch her at these events.

I know that I still have to get through August (and it can get hot in August) but knowing September and FALL are right around the corner makes me happy.
I tend to 'cozy down' during the winter months, after WAG and I have done my Fall cleaning. So, I am looking forward to that.

One more week and our Granddaughter goes home. She will have been here for two months, this time. It's been so much fun having her here but I am also looking forward to some 'me' time to get a lot of projects done around the house, planning some upcoming events and getting back to stamping more.

I had the opportunity, this past week, to go play with two special friends. Tuesday, I went with my new friend, Mary Jo, to a scrapbook store and out to lunch. And, of course, I came home with paper! I can't go to a craft store, stamp store or scrapbook store and NOT come home with some background paper. Then we went for lunch at a health food cafe. It was very nice.

Then, on Wednesday, Zoey and I headed up to Sisters, OR and visited with another friend, Barb. She is only here during the summer it's fun to get to spend time with her. I don't see her the rest of the she goes to AZ for the winter.

She treated us like queens. She had a little morning snack and then we got busy and stamped. Then, we had a really nice lunch she had prepared.....and more stamping. Then, we just visited till about 7pm and headed for home. What a fun day!!!

The above card is what I came up with for a TAC swap I am in. I came up with another one, too, but since some of those gals check my blog, I figured I would leave something to their imagination. This was such a fun card to play with. I used the new Willoughby SWIC designer paper, Purple DCWV card stock and TAC's black card stock and the set "celebration time". That is my favorite stamp set this week ;-)

This is a photo of Barb's son's dog, OX! He's a Bull Mastiff....and HUGE....but a gentle giant!

Thursday, my Nephew came to Oregon to visit. He lives in northern it was so good to see him. I jokingly told him that I was going to post his photo on my he recently broke up with his girlfriend and I said I was going to advertise for a new one for him. So, just for is his photo!

I know....I am so bad!!!!! It's the Irish in me...can't help it!! We'll see if he checks my blog ;-)

Sorry, KEVIN....but I told you I would do it!!! ;-)

Today, I promised my granddaughter we would watch the "I Love Lucy" DVD's we just got from Netflix and do some stamping.

Have a wonderful day!!!