Friday, February 29, 2008

Spring Supplement


I guess the 'bug' came through here, too, as I haven't been up to doing much of anything. BUT, I did want to share a couple of the cool new stamp sets that The Angel Company has in the new Spring Supplement. I just ordered both of them. Can't wait to play!

The first one is "Butterfly Swirls" I love butterflies anyway, but the swirls just add to the elegance.

The cows are just too stinkin cute!!! Being a wife of a farmer (well we've retired from that) we have had animals of all kinds cows, sheep, goats, horses......so as an an animal lover, I love both realistic and cutesy animals.

I can't WAIT to get my hands on these!!!

I'll share more of what's in the Spring Supplement!! But, these two are absolutely my favs!!!

Have a wonderful God blessed day!!!
Char

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fun Raks in the Mail

I seem to be on a reading bent, lately so haven't been doing much stamping or paper crafting. I am sure that will cease after I return from the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Portland, OR this upcoming weekend. :-)

I am looking forward to seeing all the new things they have to offer. Hopefully, I'll be able to partake in a few make n takes as well.

I have gotten some really great cards in the mail and decided to share a few of them with you.
The first is a Valentine's Day card from my friend, Melinda Carmain.

Second was a cool card from Candy Gray. I just loved all the glitter on this card. You can't really tell from the photo but it's there.


and, last but certainly not least is a cute Valentine's Day card from my buddy, Channie. She used the "Perky Penguins" from The Angel Company. Isn't it just too cute??? She also used the Cuttlebug Valentine die and then used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to decorate the hearts.

Isn't it fun to see the different creativity! I know I love to get cards and 'ideas' from other people.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Char

Sunday, February 10, 2008

My Valentine's gift from hubby!

Wow....was I ever shocked when David suggested I get an MP3 player. I have been wanting one for a long time, now, but wasn't expecting one till maybe next Christmas...if then. We had made a promise not to buy each other gifts this past Christmas. So, he's calling this a Valentine's gift ;-)

It's so dang cute...and so tiny! It's smaller than my cell phone...and I thought that was small. It's about 3" L by 1 1/2" wide.

I had been talking to different people to see what features I needed. I really wanted to be able to download podcasts, music and maybe an occasional book from my library. I can watch movies, but what's the point? I would rather watch them on my TV or computer not a tiny screen I can barely make out ;-)

Anyway, Friday we were in Redmond just doing some errands and he suggested we go look at the MP3 players to get an idea of what was out there. Next thing I know, we bought one. I was just so shocked!!!

My friend, Peg, came over the next day and walked me thru how to rip, sync and drag and drop!! What fun!!!! I now have Toby Keith, Smooth Jazz and even The Beach Boys on my player. AND a couple of podcasts!!!

I decided to forego the downloading of books for now, I still like to actually HOLD the book in my hands....and/or listen to them on tape. BUT, when the time comes, I know I will just have to learn how to do that, too!

Isn't learning new things, FUN? I love anything to do with technology!!!

Ok, and so that this is actually about stamping, today, here is another card I finished last week using the Sweet Skunks set from TAC.

I have to admit, I have been having so much fun listening to books on tape while doing things around the house that I haven't spent much time stamping this week.

Just like stamps, there are SO many books out there, I am learning about 'new to me' authors and reading more than I have in a long time. I actually don't read until bedtime, but now with the CD's, I can listen while I do other things.

I was definitely born in the right era!!! I can't even fathom what we'll be able to do in the next 10-20 years. Who would have thought we'd have a tiny little MP3 player to listen to music! Coming from me, who grew up with records and radio and TV that went off the air at night ! ;-)

Have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I have been playing with different images making Valentine's for my Granddaughters etc. It's been fun to see how you can take an image that isn't necessarily a Valentine theme and incorporate it into a card. Who says you HAVE to have hearts etc?

Here is another one I did this past week. I have several more to share, too. I tend to find a card that 'works' for me and then I do it over and over and over with small variations and it just bugs a couple of my friends :-) They do one and then move on to something new.

Hey, I say if the muse hits....use it! We are all different in that way and nothing wrong with either way of creating cards.

The coloring looks BAD in the photo....I am not the world's best, but not THAT bad ;-)

I used Lil Davis' designer paper and one of TAC's new stamp sets called "Doodle Bugs". Thanks to my lil buddy, Rita H, for sending me some images I could play with! Now I NEED this set!! Aren't they just adorable??
Here's to a great day!!!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

TAC February Specials


Easter is quickly coming up.....only a month and a half away.  Now is the time to get some new Easter images to make cards, scrapbooks etc.

This month's SOTM (stamp of the month) is called Hippity Hoppity.  You can see samples here.  When you purchase $30 in merchandise, Hippity Hoppity can be yours for a special price of just $7.95. (before S&H)   The special ends February 28th.

Also, during the month of February, TAC has a special promotion.  It is the Poprockz Pack.  

Available for a very low price, this special includes our exclusive Pop Rockz™ SWIC™ and our limited edition Happy Everything stamp set. (Happy Everything will be retired on March 1st and will no longer be available for purchase, so pick up your set today!)

Hostesses also have an extra reason to celebrate from February 1st - 29th, because they can receive the Happy Everything stamp set for free with a qualifying FUNshop™ of $250 or more!

Please contact me at Pawsnstamp@crestviewcable.com if you would like to order!  

Happy Ground Hog's Day


Since the little varmint saw his shadow, I guess that means we have 6 more weeks of winter. When you think about it, we normally (I say WE...here) don't see Spring till March or April anyway. Of course, the snow can quit any day now! But, I am not going to complain as I saw on another blog, this morning, that a gal, in Canada, had -40.

My thoughts have been on Valentine's Day and my Granddaughter's birthday on Feb 13th. So, I have been making Valentine's cards.

Here is one I finished, yesterday. I used papers from Lil Davis Designs and the "Forever" stamp set from TAC . I am thinking the bow is 'too much' but am trying to step out of my comfort zone, here. I also used the Heart Cuttlebug embossing folder and an old corner heart punch I had in a drawer.

I did a variation of the same card, without the punches and bow.
I think I'll get busy on some other cards, to share. I have been cleaning my stamp room AGAIN, it seems I am always cleaning that dang room.
So, I need to finish that project so I can see my stamp table again. I have been setting up 'camp' in the dining room, but it's starting to look rather hodgepodge out there and we don't have any place to sit and eat ....sound familiar to anyone? I don't know why I carry all my stuff out there to stamp.....except for the fact I couldn't get to my stamp table and I lacked the initiative to do the major cleaning involved to have a clear table. Sigh, I guess I'll never learn to put everything away before starting another project. I hope I am not the ONLY one out there with this same problem ;-)
Have a Great weekend.