Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This is one of the cards that we made last week at the evening of Spec-TAC-ular stamping. This uses one of my favorite sets, Peace Be Still, and we colored the image with prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. This is a super easy way to get a soft coloring effect. But we did find out that you have to be careful with the mineral spirits even on a vinyl tablecloth. They took the finish off the tablecloth -- thank goodness that it was the tablecloth and not the table!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

This card is one of the ones that we will be making on Friday evening at the evening of Spec-TAC-ular stamping. It is a complete copy of Eva Costigan's card found here. I simply tweaked her card to eliminate the sewing to make it doable during a class. The drawn on border technique came from my friend, Rita Kegg. I love having creative friends to inspire me.

I have a big crowd coming on Friday and we will be making 4 cards and 1 small gift project. There will be lots of prizes given away too! And of course, oohing and ahing over the new stamps in TAC's catalog.

The card here features one of my absolute favorite stamps in the new catalog, Blossoms & Blessings. This set looks great stamped in color on white as above, stamped and colored, or stamped in white or black onto colored paper. It is so versatile!

Below are some sneak peeks of the other projects that we will be making on Friday! I'll share full-size photos later. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Would Have Passed By

This card features a stamp set, Pick A Date, that I may have passed by when just seeing it in the catalog. But we were allowed to stamp images from it at TAC's seminar. I brought this home and turned it into a birthday card that I think is really smart looking. It could work for a male or female birthday.

The background paper is from our new double-sided collection named Emma. My daughter just squealed when she learned that there was a paper collection named after her, and it really made her day that it features yellow, which is her favorite color. What's the best part of this new paper collection? The reduced price! It's only $6.95 for the five sheets of gorgeous double-sided paper and the sheet of die cut tags and tabs. I used one of the tags here for my sentiment. The sentiment is actually from a cute new set called Tail Feathers.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

One of my favorites

This set, Peace Be Still, is one of my new favorites. I colored the sample at the right with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. This is one of the great new sets that we have for those who love to color. It would also look great stamped in a color in a monochromatic color scheme!
The other card here is one that my daughter made using the Mice Day set that I referenced in my earlier post. She designed it herself and I have to say I think she did an excellent job for a 9 year old!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Spectacular Event

Mark your calendars now! Friday, July 30, 6:30 to 9. A spectacular evening of stamping and prizes to celebrate TAC's awesome new catalog will be held at my studio. Cost will be $10 and we will make 5 cards or gifts. I came home with so many great ideas that I can't say for sure yet which ones we will do!

Here's a simple card that I made with an image that we stamped at seminar from the new set Bugs & Butterflies, a set that is available at the reduced price of only $10.95. I love the tables where we get to stamp images from the new catalog. I think that I'm going to have to buy Mice Day because my kids have stolen all of the images that I stamped to make their own cards. They LOVE the cute mice and sayings that go with them.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New TAC Catalog

Here is a picture of the front of the new TAC catalog. I am so impressed with this catalog that I am motivated to find room in my schedule for way more stamping and some classes. More details will be coming tomorrow.
I had so much fun visiting with my friends this weekend! My stamp studio saw more use in the last week than it has in months. Love ya -- Rita and Lori -- you are such an inspiration to me!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stamp Spree!

TAC™ Promotions

Double hostess benefits, $2.95 stamp sets, and more!

Treat Bag

Not much stamping has been going on here for the last several months. In fact, I've only worked on two projects at all in the last four months. This was one of them. It was a treat bag for the volunteers at this year's Vacation Bible School. Our theme was camping so the inside contained smore's ingredients. They were a hit. I found these cute sacks at the local store and they were just the right size to use with the level C hostess set in this year's TAC catalog. This was super simple because I had to make 60 of them.

I'll share my other stamping project later -- I know, only two in four months! But I started a master's degree program this fall and between school, work, and my family, there just isn't much time left for stamping. I'd like to say that that was going to change because I do miss my creative time, but I don't know that it will. But I am working on re-organizing my studio, partly to include the study space that I need and partly to make it more user friendly so I will be more inspired to do some projects in those few moments of spare time that I have.