Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oh the joy of being sick

I was off to such a great start this week and then I came down sick, so I didn't have the energy to do anything creative.

BUT, today I am starting to feel better so I finished a few cards to send off.

Here is a card I made for a sketch challenge.

And, here is a Halloween card I made for a couple of friends.




I used the same witch face for my Granddaughter's cards but left off the saying on the front and image on the inside. And, instead, on the inside it says "Boo to You"

I don't normally send out Halloween cards but one of my friends had these cute Third Coast Stamps and I just had to stamp off some images.

Now it's off to make a few Thanksgiving cards and then concentrate on Christmas!

You know that Christmas is just less than 60 days away, right?

Happy Stamping
Char

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wordle


I just did see this on another Angel's website, KellyRae Cooper, and just had to try it out too! I copied and pasted all the words from the previous post and added the html to this post.

I think it would be fun to print it off and add it to a scrapbook of this past weekend.

You can go try it, too, at http://wordle.net

Go have some fun!!!

Hugs,
Char

Weekend Retreat

Last weekend, four gals came to spend the weekend at my house. We are all on a Yahoo group together and every year, I put on a mini retreat at my home.

We had a great time! Lots of stamping, eating and just plain FUN!! Everyone brought a project or two to share, a door prize for the drawing and we each took turns fixing a meal!!!

One project that we did was a Holiday Card List book! This will be perfect to keep track of the cards that are sent out at Christmas time. Another idea would be to make one for birth dates. Jo C shared this project with us.

Here is a fun Post it Note holder using TAC's Willoughby paper, coasters and a bind it all.

I didn't remember to take a photo of the inside, but you open it up and a Post it Note pad is on the right hand side. This was one of my projects.

Another fun project was using a box of Thin Mints and wrapping it to look like a snowman. Lawrian T shared this one with us.

I haven't finished embellishing mine, but I will show it here just to give you an idea of how dang cute this is. It would make GREAT gifts for teachers at Christmas time or Grandparents. It's something the kids can actually make themselves with a little supervision (because of the hot glue gun)
I plan on adding some eyes and buttons down his front.

We did some other projects/cards, but I didn't get a chance to take a photo of them.

One was an adorable card of a Moose with ornaments hanging off his antlers and the other was a cute way to fold a card front. I'll be sure to get them uploaded as soon as I finish them and get them photographed.

I also taught the Flip Flop book, once again, and the gals did an awesome job! But, I was too caught up in jabbering to remember to take photos of their finished creations! Dang, they were all so cool, too!!

Here is the one I did, for a friend, using Bo Bunny papers I had gotten that afternoon at a local scrapbook store.



This is one of the pages on the inside.
I love this paper and think I NEED to go back and get some more ;-) I hope she likes it!

We had a fabulous weekend!!! I just wish I had remembered to take photos of all the projects and fun we had.

Now to get busy and finish some cards I owe for swaps!!!

Later!!

Char

Double Dips extended

TAC™ SOTM
www.theangelcompany.net

I just received news that TAC's promotion, "Double Dips" is extended till December 3rd. The Double Dip promotion means that any hostess that has a qualifying party (of at least $100) gets DOUBLE the hostess awards and half off items.

Here guests get DOUBLE the GWP's with a $30 order.

Also, the adorable Vintage Sets, above, are available for a limited time in November!

I love these two sets!!!

Also, the November SOTM




Thankful for you
TAC-2987 • set of 6 • $9.75
Compatible Acrylic Block: 2" x 4"


When you purchase $30.00* in merchandise,
Thankful For You (Retail Value $12.95) can be yours for a special price!

*Net total before shipping and handling and applicable tax.
No other discounts apply.

So hurry! This offer ends November 30th, 2008!


If you would like to hostess a party, just let me know!! It can also be a catalog party! What a great way to get lots of fun stamps and accessories!!!

Remember, even if YOU purchase $100 that constitutes a 'party' and you will get to choose 2 items at half off and you will also receive two hostess sets.

Have a Wonderful Day!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy World Card Making Day!!!


A day specifically for card makers!!!  Whooohoooo!!!!!

What do you have planned for today?  Are you going to go to a stamp store and take a class, make cards to send, go shopping for card making supplies, get together with other stampers?

I am almost finished cleaning my stamp room, so I don't dare get distracted.  I have been tossing and putting a lot of things I no longer use into boxes for a garage sale.   I am hoping that I will be finished TODAY!!!

I plan on making some cards later in the day and will upload one when I am finished.

Here are a few websites to visit in honor of this day!

http://www.worldcardmakingday.com/about/

http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com

Gina K Designs

And, if you really want to, you can GOOGLE 'World Card Making Day".  There is a ton of information out there.  

Have a great day!!!  And, let me know what you ended up doing today!!!

Hugs,

Char

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Another WAG share

Yes, I am still doing my Fall cleaning.  I really love this time of year when the weather is a little cooler, although it's sort of let me down today as it's 75ยบ and still rising.  I don't LIKE to clean when it's warm.  :-(

So, I am back in the office/stamp room with the A/C on (I know, I am a whoooos) and rearranging stuff and going through lots of drawers and tossing and regifting.

That's basically what I am doing in all the rooms this month.  I have thrown away, put in a garage sale box or bagged up for Goodwill...so many things that I just didn't think I could part with, but the older you get, the more you realize that you CAN'T take it with you...and me being the one that had to go thru all of my Mom's things and 'decide' what to do with what........I don't want to put that on anyone.  

Since I don't have time to sit and make anything for a few days, I'll post something from WAG for the next few days.

Above is an adorable post it note holder that Chan Dalrymple designed.  It uses TAC's Miss Moxie SWIC designer paper and the Bind It All.  Here is the inside, below.  It's bright and cheerful and something you could leave in your car or put in your purse.  It makes cute little hostess gifts, too.

Have a wonderful day!!!!    Char