Sunday, December 19, 2010

  
One of the new stamps from TAC, in their Fall Supplement,  is Joy and Peace.  I wanted a simple Christmas card and this stamp lends itself to that quite nicely.  I basically colored the Dove with a Tombow gray marker and added some color to the branch.....put a little Stickles at the bottom and I was done.  I used a Cuttlebug folder on DCWV card stock and then sanded it to bring out the white core.
Same stamp only using some light blue cardstock I have had around for YEARS!!! (my goal is to get all this type of paper used up before I buy new)  I added some Happy Hannukkah paper at the bottom and a little bit of Stickles on the border punch.   LOVE my Stickles! Plain and simple..

I haven't stamped in months and it felt good to put ink to paper once again.

I hear so many people, lately, say that they just haven't been feeling up to stamping.  I hear ya, believe me.  I had to force myself to sit down and get all the supplies out and fiddle around and wait till an idea popped in my head.  BUT.....it CAN be done!!

Just pick one stamp set.  Stamp the images, color them.....and the rest seems to follow.  But, you have to stamp that first image.....and let it speak to you.  If at first you don't succeed....let it sit there on your stamp table....and every time you walk by it, you WILL start think about how to color it....how to design the card....what colors to use, what embellishments to us........just try it!

Hugs,
Char

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

One World One Heart

Can't wait!!!!  This will be the 5th "One World One Heart" event.  It will also be the last :-(

If you have never participated before.....now's the time.  You must have a blog to participate!  But, you don't need a blog just to go surfing the different blogs that are taking part.

It is just so much fun!!    I will be participating this year.   So, watch for my post on January 30th, 2011.

Click on the picture to go to One World...One Heart,  to find out more about it.....or to sign up to take part in this event.
Have a great day!!!!
Char

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wow, Wow and Wow!!!! Awesome TAC Specials

The Angel Company is having a STAMP • PA • PALOOZA SPECTACULAR.  Why is this so Spectaculor??  Well, they are TRIPLING hostess reward sets.  Click the link to find out  more!

Buy one/Get One
Palette™ & VersaMagic™ Refill BOGO
NOW - Until Supplies Last

Buy a Palette™ ink pad, and receive it’s corresponding Palette™ ink refill FREE. Buy a VersaMagic™ ink pad, and get it’s corresponding VersaMagic™ ink refill FREE. You MUST use the special codes listed in the link provided above to receive a FREE ink refill of whatever ink pad you purchase.


So Big Special
NOW - Until Supplies Last

December Stamp of the Month 
Joyful Notes
TAC-3334 • $14.95 • set of 16

When you purchase $30.00* in merchandise, Joyful Notes (Retail Value $19.95) can be yours for the special price!

• Net total before shipping and handling and applicable tax.

Great way to treat yourself for the holidays!!!

Contact me if you have any questions!

Char

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bring on Christmas

Well....since the first of November I have been cleaning, organizing, decorating and baking.  I can now say that I am done with the cleaning, organizing and decorating....and most of the baking.   Now to just relax and enjoy the season!

The only bad thing is that now that I am done, I keep thinking of more things I can DO!  I have to fight that urge....or I will be in the same boat I am usually in this time of year....exhausted and stressed out.

I thought I would share with you some of my decorations.
 The above are the two trees in our living room.
 The arrangement above is our advent wreath.
An OLD Avon tree from years ago is in the main bath.  I didn't mean to get the reflection.

A snowman candle I made several years ago and one of my favorite clocks, that plays music every hour.
Our little fiber optic tree sitting on top of my cookbook stand in the kitchen.

Sadly, no card creations just yet....but hopefully that will come.  :-)

Hope you are enjoying this time of year!!

Here are photos of Mt Jefferson and Mt Hood on my drive to see the dentist.  I NEVER get tired of taking pictures of the mountains that surround us.


Have a God blessed day!!!

Char