Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Me and Mischelle Smith!

Just wanted to share a picture of me with Mischelle Smith- the founder of The Angel Company. We took this together on the last day of Escape. Mischelle is so sweet and personable. She is a pleasure to know, funny,creative and very "real" I'm so glad I got to meet her again. I really feel a part of the Angel Company family! After all... being an Angel is just more fun!! It's so true!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm back!

I had a fantastic time in San Antonio at Escape! What a creative high! Everything was wonderful- seeing my angel friends and mentors, making new friends, creating amazing projects, getting and learning about our incredible new magalogue- Serendipity, trading and doing shoebox swaps, the river walk, hostess stamps sets, Michelle's favorites, innovative business tips and ideas and the jingling bells.. What fun! I didn't have my camera all weekend but my roomies did and when we share pictures I'll be sure to post some highlights here.. in the mean while... here is a card I made to trade. It uses Reece papers, red cardstock which I embossed with the scor-pal in a criss cross pattern and then rubbed with Burnt Umber palette ink to bring out the pattern. The heart is from Linear Sentiments and is embossed and raised on a pop dot and the sentiment is from the winter wonderful wishes promotion sets- Soul Kisses ( only available through Feb 1). Hope you like it!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Off to Escape!

Just a quick note to let you know I am heading out to San Antonio for The Angel Company's winter retreat called Escape. I'll be gathering with many of my fellow angels, Michelle- the head of TAC and the fantabulous TAC staff to learn new things, get the magalogue! and have a blast. I a so excited! I'll be back late Saturday so I won't be posting again until after that. Be safe everyone and have a great weekend!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Floral Thank You

Happy Friday everyone! I've been busy designing and making my trades for Escape. I can't wait- less than a week away! Yeah!! This is one I came up with last night- I have several others done but i'll wait until after I get back to share them with you.. it's been great to have time to create! On this card I used Pattern paper from the Uptown Girl Wing it collection. I love these papers! Pinks, black and red- how can you go wrong?? Even though the colors are "grily" I find I use it a lot for a variety of projects. The floral image and sentiment are from Thank U set in the fall supplement- also on sale for half off at 8.98!! This is a great set for thank you notes- something I always need.
I hope you have a great weekend!

p.s the pink in the floral image really does coordinate with the card- somehow the scan changed it up a bit.. looks great in reality!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hello Snow!

In just a little over a week I'll be on my way to San Antonio to attend Escape- The Angel Company's winter retreat. I'm so excited to see my fellow angels and learn new projects to share with all my stamping friends! I'll also get to see our brand new first edition magalog up close and personal- yeah! I've been working on cards to trade at Escape and wanted to share one with you.. I used the adorable new set Hello Snow which is on sale right now during our half off promotion for only 4.48!! What a deal! I love these little snowmen.. so cute and adorable. It's a little hard to tell in the scan but I used the swiss dots embossing folder on the white cardbase to add texture. The paper is from Kaleidoscope Boys Wing it paper pad- so fun too! I colored him with Tombow markers and a blending pen to get the water colored look. I distressed the edges of the blue cardstock with my edge distresser- a tool I totally love and added a button from the Hillary embellishment jar for a final touch.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Heather's Oz-some Sketch 55

Happy new year Everyone!! 2009 has been hopping already! Today is the first day I have had to sit and stamp a bit and get caught up on the computer. I decided to try Heather's Monday sketch this week and loved the way it turned out! I used Bazzill papers for the solid colors, one of my favorite Wing it paper collections from TAC- Rustic Chic, Brilliance Dew drops ink, Scripty background, Running Stitches and Fresh Air Favoirtes stamps sets and the buttons from the Audry embellishment jar. Thanks for inspiring me Heather!

Have a wonderful week everyone!!