Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Joy

Christmas is fast approaching and I finally got some time to work on a few Christmas cards.  I love the non-traditional colors based on some BoBunny paper I had left over from last year. Purples, teals and greens- so fun! The background is embossed with snowflakes. The sentiment is from a TAC set called Joyful Ornaments.

 The other card I did was from the same stamp set- this time I used an ornament for the focal point. I added stickles to the ornament for some sparkle. The cardstock is embossed and the sentiment is stamped in white. I thought they both turned out nice.  I hope you are enjoying your own holiday crafting! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cowboy Celebrate

Being a Texan, one of my favorite stamp sets TAC had was called Cowboy Boots. I  hadn't used the image of the boot for a while so I got it out and mae this card. I used the masking technique to make a pair of boots as the stamp is of only one boot. The paper is from some scraps of an Adornit print I had. The boots are colored with Copics of course and there is a bit of stickles on the blue stars. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pink Peony

Hi everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving celebrations were wonderful!! I've got a few cards to share with you- these were designed for my card kits. Hope you enjoy!

This card was made using Nina B's dotted  peony stamp set from The Angel Company. I think Nina has released a similar set- you can get info from her website :
Crafting in Croatia 

For the card I stamped the lead  onto green strip of paper to give some texture to the background. I colored the peony with Copics- unfortunatly I didn't write down which ones when I did it- I'll so better in the future! The background has half a paper lace doily and an edge of punching.  The outer corners are rounded to tie into the rounded theme.... hope you like it!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Coming Soon!


Sorry I've been gone so long- a combination of TAC closing, health issues and life happenings has kept me from creating and blogging... things are on the upswing now so hopefully I will have some new cards and creations to show you soon.  At this time I decided not to sign on with another stamp company- I really loved TAC and am not ready to invest in another endeavor. I am still teaching at Scrapp'n Saavy and will resume classes in January. I'll post info and projects here as well as my cards. I plan to keep using my TAC images even though they are no longer available for purchase.. take them as inspirtion for your own creations. I also plan to revamp the blog so stay tuned and THANK YOU to everyone who has hung in there with me and written with concerns as to where I am.. I feel blessed to be part of such a generous and loving community....

Be  back soon..

Thursday, August 25, 2011

TAC closes it's doors

I've got some sad news to share with you:

TAC is hanging up their Wings

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"It is with great sadness that I must announce we are hanging up our wings. These past several years our industry has faced enormous challenges and as a result, we have seen many companies close their doors. We continued to hope we could see The Angel Company through this recession and back into prosperous days and we held onto this hope as long as we could.

One of the largest challenges affecting each of us is our industry not being able to support all of the direct sales companies in our field. Even in a healthy economy, we are a niche market trying to compete for a very limited number of distributors. As a small company, this has been a grueling challenge for us. Times are tough for everyone ~ in direct sales and retail environments.

I would like to thank each of you for being a customer and Angel these past 14 years. Indeed, it has been a pleasure to serve you.

The Angel Company"

On a personal note- Thank you for your love and support over the years in sharing the wonderful products The Angel Company had to offer. I’ve been blessed to make lifelong friends and I have enjoyed every moment. At present I have no plans to move to a different stamp company. I will continue to teach at Scrappin Savvy ( in the Spring area). Hope to continue to share the world of paper crafting with you. My blog will also stay active( I realize "active" is used loosley here on my blog but that has been due to illness and three surgeries on my arm. I am on the mend now and ready to get back to posting...)but will be revamped to be not specifically TAC. Please continue to stop by!

Your former Angel,

Debra Hensley

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cherish canvas

 Hi Friends,
Here's another little project I created for Scrapp'n Savvy. We did these wonderful canvases at our last Sampler ( where you can come and do a project and meet the various teachers and get a discount for signing up for classes). The canvas is 8 x 8. We embossed a swirl design on the canvas and then painted over it making the embossing very subtle. I then inked my edges and stamped the swirl image again over the paint to bring it out a bit more.  We used 2 x 2  chipboard squares decorated with various papers to surround the 4 x 4 image in the center. The word Cherish was cut on the Cricut- I added glossy accents and glitter to mine.  The bird and eggs are from a newly retired TAC stamp set called All things of Nature- one I love and will keep using for sure! The images are colored with Copic markers and glittered as well. The branches are real and the flowers are made from paper I colored with the matching Copics and punched out. The flower at the top is punched from an old book, inked and has a cute little button in the middle.  I added some more glitter over the swirls on the canvas for an extra punch. What do you think? It was so fun to make - I think it would be perfect for gifts...

I'm working on cards and awaiting my order of new stamps from TAC's new catalog. If you are interested in getting one let me know!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Father's day layout

Hi Everyone!
 Sorry it has been so long since I posted- Life has been crazy busy. my youngest son graduated high school and my daughter is home from college for the summer. I've been teaching a lot and trying to learn some new paper crafts ( more on that later :-)). I wanted to share a layout I did for the scrapbook store I teach at- Scrapp'n Savvy. Each of the teachers rotates turns creating a two page layout to be sold in the store. It's a challenge for me because I am primarily a card maker and working on such a "large" area is intimidating. Thankfully my wonderful and talented boss, Karrie Allen, helps me through the creative slumps.  This is a layout I made for Father's Day. Yep that's me and my Daddy. It was fun working with the 2 x 2 squares and really made the pattern paper stretch. I used buttons and made rolled roses for the accents. The number plate is Tim Holtz.What do you think???

Thanks for stopping by-I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Here is another card we did in the Copic Card class. This image is from the current Stamp of the Month- Sunflowers T-3292. I absolutely LOVE this set. I have used it several times here on the blog. It seems to be my "go to" set when I need something perfect for a birthday, a thank you or a thinking of you. The sunflowers are fun to color and great for practicing your Copics! I've also had fun playing with the pitcher giving it different finishes and effects. For this one I tried to mimic the blue tin cookware you see in the camping stores. After applying the color I went back and added "mottling" with my Colorless blender and then added white dots with a white gel pen. It looks really authentic in person. Sorry the lighting was a bit bright when I took the picture but I thought I would share it anyway. I took inspiration from the Card on the TAC home site and crumpled the blue part of the background. Then I  rubbed versamark over it to bring out the wrinkles. Love the look! If you don't have this set I encourage you to get it while it is on sale. You will use it over and over!

One of my favorite Images

I love this wagon filled with flowers. It's from a retired TAC set called Ecclectic Wagon. I used to use it all the time- there is something so charming about it- at least for me anyway. I'm teaching a Copic Card class at Scrapp'n Savvy and thought that wagon would be perfect to practice coloring on- especially the wood grain. I try to keep the cards simple in design to showcase the coloring. My students seem to really be enjoying the practice and the outcome. I'll share more with you as we go.

Hope you are getting a chance to enjoy some sunshine- it's beautiful here in Texas today. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A mcard a day in the Month of May- Guest designer!

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited to share with you that I am the guest desinger today on the Angel Company's blog- Savvy projects blog- as a guest designer for the A Card a day in the Month of May special feature.  You can see the post of my card here:  Savvy Projects Blog
Here is a sneak peak at my card- the details are in the blog post.
It was so fun to create a card using one of Heather Scott's fabulous schetch. Come play along and post your take on the sketches at the Savvy Projects blog and join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by- I';ll more fun cards and projects to share with you soon!
Have a wonderful week!
Angel hugs

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Class cards

Hi Everyone!
Sorry for the lack of posting- I've been super busy teaching and getting ready for the Scrapp'n sampler this weekend at Scrapp'n Savvy. You should see my scrap room- it is totally upsidedown.. a creative whirlwind went through..but that is good- means my mojo is working :-)

I wanted to share a ccouple of the cards I designed for my Stamped with Love card class from the beginning of the month. The theme was Birthday cards -None of the supplies are from TAC but I still thought you would enjoy seeing them. I'll be posting more goodies soon! Thanks for hanging in with me!

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vintage Rose

I've been practicing with my Copics getting ready to teach a Copic concepts class this week. I decided to dig through my old stamps to see if I could find any images that would be fun to color. I came across the one used in this card. I know it is a retired TAC stamp- very similar to some of the flower art images at the Digi Design House, but I have no idea what it is called. I had fun coloring it though- and I promise- in real life the reds match :-)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Springy birthday

Hi Everyone,
 The weather is so beautiful here in Texas it sure feels like spring outside.  It made me want to create a springy card. I immediately went to one of my favorite sets- All Things of Nature- with it's beautiful bird images.  I stamped the image in Rich Cocoa memento Ink. I used the palette method ( scribbling a little Copic on an acrylic block and then picking it up with the Colorless Blender to "paint" with) for a suble watercolor look for the image.  I also used one of my other all time favorite sets - Running Sttitches- around the edges of the bird image and the pattern paper. I rarely have time to actually sew on my cards and the different stitch patterns in Running Stitches is the perfect solution. I can add stitching any time with out the effort of actually sewing.  A few mini flower punches, some ribbon and the card is all done. What do you think??

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I get to play along again today with the Savvy Projects Guest Designer day featuring Sunflowers- one of my favorite sets! I love the images in this set- they are perfect for coloring with Copics or just about any other medium. I kept my card simple to showcase the image.  Again I used Rustic Chic paper- this time the red and brown patterns.  I colord the image with Copics, added some white dotting for highlights with my white gel pen and  traced the petals of the flowers with my Stardust Gelly pen- It adds so much sparkle- I can't hardly stamp with out it!  The Birthday sentiment is from Ordinary Greetings - another "go to" set when I need the perfect sentiment.

Hope you like it! Don't forget to pop back over to Savvy projects to check out the amazing cards from today's guest designer and see all the other fun creations.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Be Lifted

I'm so excited to be able to join in TAC's You Make Life Fabulous event. Different guest designers have been invited to showcase a variety of stamp sets- all which are on sale for 25% through the end of the month. The set featured today is called Be Lifted. I have had this set for a while but hadn't had a chance to play with it yet.  I love kites and I especially love the "uplifting" sentiments that come along with the images.  If you want to see more wonderful ideas head over to the Savvy Projects Blog and follow the links.

For my card I used Bazzill paper from a mono pack I had. The pattern paper is from one of my favorites- Rustic Chic. I love the colors and the patterns in this pack! I stamped the kite on some of the paper and cut it out, popped it up and added it off the oval a bit. The tail and sentiment are stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  I add a bit of stickles to the edge of the kite and the tail for some sparkle. I colored the bows with Copics and dotted the background very lightly with Copics as well.  I was going to add some ribbon but I ended up liking it just the way it was. What do you think??

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy valentines day everyone! I hope your day is filled with happiness and chocolate!

I've had a super busy month that has kept me from posting but hopefully now that things are settling down I will have lots to share with you.  In honor of Valentine's day I wanted to share with you three cards that I taught in my last card class at Scrapp'n Savvy. The stamps are all from TAC- the paper's are one's we had at the store.

The first card was a Case of a card I saw somewhere.. sorry I can't find the orginal card but it looked a lot like this one ( haha) I embossed the base with a cuttlebug embossing folder. Stamped and embossed the image from Cheery Thoughts. I colored the heart with Copics and added stickles.  The Love U sentiment is from a Gift with Purchase stamp. I thought it turned out sweet.

The next card is a pop- up card. The cover is stamped with Damask Backgrounder ( I love this set!) with stazon Ink on acetate. The inside is stamped with Decorative Corners and the birdcage diecut (Tim Holtz) is on the pop-up element. The sentiment is one I came up with on the computer.  It was fun teaching my wonderful ladies how to make the pop up element!

 The last card has an accordian fold message in the center. The word LOVE is stamped with letters from Flower Bet in L'Amor Red Pallette Ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. It's a fun "surprise" element. You still can write a message inside the card as well.

That's it for my cards. Hope you like them! Have a great week!

p.s.- On a personal note I want to wish my dear sweet wonderful husband a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It turns the big 50 today.... I love ya, Sweetie!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Special Thank You

I've been having trouble with my arm lately ( it has a graph in it that was used for dialysis in the past but not any more thank goodness!) and I had to have a second procedure this week to fix the problem. A dear friend from church brought my family a wonderful meal the night of my procedure. It was such a kind act of service and so much appreciated- she is a busy lady and it touched my heart that she took the time to care for us.  I made her a sweet little thank you card and will give it to her today. I love Mabelle ro's images - they are so sweet... this one is from Cheery Thoughts. a favorite set. She is colored with Copics using a feather blending technique on her dress. I outlined the heart and added little dots to the bottom of her dress with the stardust gelly glaze pen...can't live with out that one! It's simple but heartfelt... hope she likes it!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I made this card for a dear friend...the Lucy image is sooo sweet.... I colored her with Copics and added a little Stardust gelly pen-my fav!- to the heart, flower and trim of her dress. Cardstock is Bazzill and the paper is From Brighten my day. Hope it makes you smile! have a great day!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

TAC's from the Heart bloghop

Happy 2011 everyone! I hope you had wonderful holidays! I'm excited to be participating in the Angel Company's From the heart bloghop. I wanted to do something a little different so I used an image from Flourish trees of hope. I've had this set a while and not used it but I thought this time it would work perfect for a love sentiment. I stamped it and embossed it and added the little hearts. The paper is More Mimi. What do you think?  have a great weekend everyone!