Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Little "Peppermint Patty" Favor

Again I was inspired by a "Peppermint Patty" Favor that was made with SU punches and looked around my messy stamp room to see what I could use that TAC carried. I came up with the Super Jumbo Scalloped Circle, Extra Jumbo Flower Punch and the 1 1/2" Circle Punch.

I hope you enjoy it!!!

3 Flowers punched from different fall colors with the Extra Jumbo Flower Punch
1 Scalloped circle punched from one of the fall colors with the Super Jumbo Scallop Punch
1 circle punched from an ivory scrap with the 1 1/2" circle punch
Tiny scrap of yellow and red to cut out the beak and gobbler for the turkey
Black permanent pen
Tag Tidbits stamp set
Palette Noir Black ink pad
VersaMagic Sahara Sand ink pad
Peppermint Patties

Layer the punched flowers by lining up one petal on two of the flowers and adhering together. Lay the third flower on top and adhere the three together. Distress the edge of the ivory cirlce with the Sahara Sand ink pad. Adhere to the front bottom section of the flower punhces. Add beak and gobbler that was cut from scraps to the ivory cirlce to make the turkey head. Stamp the words "Many Thanks" from the Tag Tidbits sets on the middle flower. Finish off by using the black marker to make hash marks on the "feathers" and head of the turkey. Adhere a peppermint patty between the "turkey and the scalloped cirlce. ENJOY!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

DON'T FALL OVER...I'm here to share!

I know it has been forever and I keep promising to keep up with my blog. I am one walking medical soap opera. I haven't felt good in a good while. I had a very short (1 day) hospital stay due to blood pressue issues and they are now under control. Since then I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and working on that. We have caught it early and hopefully will be able to control it with pill form meds and not insulin. This past weekend I was really sick and found out I have a touch of pneumonia in my right lung. Now that I was put on a ton of meds I am feeling better and actually did some playing in my stamp room tonight. I thought I would take a picture and share.

This ideas was prompted from a Pumpkin made with the SU Oval. I used the Super Jumbo Oval that TAC carries and made the one you see here. I stamped on it with the "Happy Thanksgiving" saying from Trendy Greetings with Burnt Umber ink.

Directions of the Pumpkin:

6 Orange Ovals from the Super Jumbo Oval Punch
1 small scrap of green paper cut into the thin strip
1 small piece of brown ribbon for the pumpkin stem
Trendy Greetings Stamp Set and acrylic block
Palette Brunt Umber Stamp Pad
VersaMagic Jumbo Java Stamp Pad
Adhesive of your Choice
Brown Extra Fine Sharpie Marker (optional)
Adhesive of your choice
Peppermint Patties

Distress the 6 Orange Ovals with the Jumbo Java ink pad. Set in two groups of THREE. With the distressed side of the ovals facing up; adhere two together side by side (long part up and down) overlapping them a little. Adhere the third oval on top of them centering it. Do the same for the other group of three. Lay one group of ovals face down (distressed side down on the table) and adhere a peppermint patty to it. Cut the small scrap of ribbon to represent a stem and glue to the back side of the remaining set of ovals. Curl the small strip of green paper around a pencil or paper piercer (that's what I use) so it will curl. Adhere next to the ribbon. Stamp the saying "Happy Thanksgiving" to the center oval and adhere to the top of the peppermint patty. Embellish with hash marks with the Sharpie Marker if desired. ENJOY!!!

I had a lot of fun making this and will be posting some other things using our punches later. The above project would be great to have sitting on the table at Thanksgiving for a little after dinner chocolate.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cancer Article in The Journal News

I just wanted to let anyone know that has come to my blog from the article in the Hamilton Journal today that you will need to visit the archives of my blog.

I blogged most of my cancer experience to bring awareneness to Breast Cancer and to let everyone know to stay strong and all things will work out. Keep your faith and your will do fine.

Here is the link where my journey begins or you may go to the 2008 Archives and scroll down to March 12, 2008.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoy reading my journey!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I have been away too long!

I know I have said that many times. It has been a busy summer. I don't know where the time went. I do know I had a great time at Seminar this year. I also got to visit Avis Anderson. We had such a good time...I wish I could go back.
My hubby and I also took a vacation this summer. It was a history vacation. We went to Gettysburg, PA. My hubby is a Civil War lover and we got to see a lot of history there. We also went to Philadelphia, PA and toured the city. What an amazing history story in one city.
Between those two destinations we went to a Biblical Theatre and saw the Journey of Abraham and Sarah. What an amazing story.
After those events we went to see a dear friend in Easton,PA. While there we visited a place called Ringing Rocks. We happen to see it on the travel channel. It was different. Google the words Ringing Rocks and see what it is about.
I also was the director of our Vacation Bible School at church. That took a lot of my time also. It was fun and we averaged about 48 kids per night. For a small church...that was great.
I am back to watching my grandkids (not full time yet) while my daughter gets her new classroom ready at school. She is moving into a brand new elementary school and has a lot of unpacking to do. School starts on the 27th so I will be back to watching kids full time a few days before that.
I have tried to maintain some classes but the mojo hasn't been there. I am hoping it comes back as things calm down here. I will get some pictures uploaded soon to share.
I also got a new laptop computer and have been busy trying to transfer alot of files. My main problem is getting my address book moved. I am not using Outlook on my new computer and I can't find a way to transfer or print it out from my old computer so I am typing them in. What a job.
Anyhow...I am alive and doing well...just busy and I know that is no excuse. I need to set some priorities and take care of business.
Until next time...have a wonderful day and may God Bless You!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A QUICK Baby Card

I had to make a quick baby card tonight before I left for church and this is what I came up with. I love the Hello Baby set from The Angel Company. I used it along with the Scor-Pal and the Bug Embosser. I can't say enough about the Scor-Pal and Bug Embosser. They are both great tools and a must have in my book.
I had the card attached to a gift bag and then decided I should take a picture of it to share. This little set makes such sute cards for boys or girls. You can check the set out here. It is such a resonably priced set that you can't go wrong with it.

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Specials and I NEED RECRUITS

It is already June 1st. Can you believe it? Half of the year is gone already. Time sure flies!!!!
As you can see I have put in all CAPS.....I NEED RECRUITS! I will be real honest and say that I am not the best recruiter but I am a decent upline when I get recruits. I have so much wanted to make EXECUTIVE with THE ANGEL COMPANY the last couple of years but just can't get the recruits. I get one and then one goes inactive. I do have 14 first line recruits and 1 second line. New Angels also get one of each of the following Three Stamp Sets along with all the other goodies for signing on as an Angel. ANYHOW...I am here to say that if you are thinking about selling with a direct selling stamp company that I would love to have you on my team with THE ANGEL COMPANY! To look at the application online; here is the link. Here is the link if you would like to read about the benefits of becoming an Angel. NOW for the BIG part of all of this....I need the recruits by June 20th. If I can be of any help please email me .

Now for our SPECIALS:
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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tri Shutter Cards Seem to be the Rage

Tri shutter cards seem to be the rage using the Scor Pal. I decided to try them and loved it. In fact we did this card in class last week. I didn't do a lot of embellishing on it because I was actually teaching how to do the card. We did three other cards in class that night also so we didn't have time to really get into the embellishing. With that said...I will say that I like the simplicity of the card. Here is the link to the tutorial for the card. It is a fun card so don't let it intimidate you. I hope you take the time to give it a try. It's not a card you would make all the time but it sure is a good one for something special.

Friday, May 29, 2009

My HOMEMADE Colored Pencil Lazy Susan

I made this lazy susan for my colored pencils probably two years ago but was asked to share it. I figured everyone knew the cheap way to display your pencils so they were easily accessible. I hold classes in my house and we color a lot with colored pencils because it is fast and easy.

Anyway I took NINE empty soup cans and ONE empty large fruit can and covered them with printed papers. I typed up the names of the pencil color categories for the cans; printed them and attached them to the cans. I bought a cheap lazy susan at WalMart for like $2.44 (in the housewares dept.) and added the soup cans to the outer edges of the lazy susan and put the big fruit can in the center. The fruit can holds the big Skin Tone pencils, Gamasol, blenders, sanding pad and marker for shading. It works great to sit on the table for classes or general use for yourself. It is much cheaper than a lot of the pencil holders out there. I have the biggest pencil set plus a 48 pencil set in mine...not to mention some I have bought singly and added to it. Needles to say your won't run out of room. You could even categorize them so you had an empty can for just your watercolor pencils and so forth.

I hope you enjoy it and can maybe use the idea for yourself.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stamping for the Church Card Ministry

Not long after I started attending church again I started a handmade card ministry there. It has been a lot of fun. We strictly use these cards for members of our church. I have other ladies that help me put the cards together sometimes and they love it. It is great fellowship. Anyway we make all kinds of cards to send to members. We do birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, get well, sympathy, welcome visitors and anything in between. If there is a need we try to send a card. I was running low on masculine birthday so I whipped out a dozen of them today. I thought I would share the card. Two of the three stamps I used are either already discontinued or is on the newly discontinued list. Both are favorites of mine. The giraffe from African Giraffe is on the new discontinued list and can be ordered at 25% off right now. The crackle background was gone from last catalog but I love it for masculine cards. The saying is from the set Be Still which is still current. I love that stamp set for the ministry cards because I like putting a verse on them. I hope you enjoy the card too. It was so simple but yet great for a guy.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. I know I'm not the best at keeping it up but I want to keep trying...LOL See ya Soon (I hope).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I'm finally posting something to Share

I have been so busy with church stuff but that is pretty well over now. We had the ladies banquet and it went very well.

Now for posting something to share. I know a lot of people have seen the Toilet Paper Tube Mini Albums but I thought I would post mine here. I am doing it in a class tonight but we are also making a card to match along with a gift bag to put it in. I followed some of the directions from my great friend Char Wilson. You can see her tutorial for the album here. Thanks Char for putting that together.
I did use a couple of sets that are on our discontinued list but it is sets that I love to use. You can order them at 25% off. Here is my website if you would like to order them.
I hope you enjoy my little ensemble that we will be doing tonight. These little books turn out cuter in person than what they look like on here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

It's about Time

That I post that is! I can't believe how long it has been. I will say that I have been pretty busy. My son found the love of his life a couple months ago and they decided to get married. It was all said and done in two weeks. They were married last Friday. I have gained a daughter in law and two more grandkids. I love her to death and of course the kids too. I wish them the best!

I am also working on a retreat that I hose twice a year. It will be coming up May 1st. Never a dull
moment around my house. I am actually doing this retreat as a Cancer Awareness project. I am hoping to raise money for the ACS through a Chinese Raffle and Split the Pot Raffle along donating part of my earnings for any orders I get for TAC.
I did take time to play tonight. I was at Michael's and found these cute chipboard journals for a dollar. They measure 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and were very plain. They had a small picture of an owl on them but you can see I covered that up. I made a prayer book out of it. It has approximately 100 journaling pages in it. Not a bad deal at all. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It has been ONE YEAR!

It has been one year today that I had breast cancer surgery. I can't believe it! I will say that I feel fantastic. I look back at this past year and sometimes wonder how I did it all. I do know...GOD. I feel I have become a better person through this whole experience. Did I want cancer? NO!!! Do I regret having it? NO!!!! It has taught me that I have more stamina and will power than I ever thought I could.
I knew I was a positive person and I also knew I could handle what ever was thrown at me but CANCER was one thing I was afraid of. I now know that I don't have to be afraid of it. It has to be afraid of ME.
What were the bad things that had happened within the last year? Of course the Breast Cancer, radiation, chemo, losing my dear dog, Tanner and dealing with my hubby with some major back and thyroid problems.
What were the good things that happened within the last year? I found I could conquer Cancer, I was a recipient of the blessings of many friends and family and really found out how much people do care, getting a new puppy (thanks again to many friends), finding the Lord Jesus Christ again (and for good), being asked and now serving on the American Cancer Society Board for the county I live in and also serving as Children's Church Director at Church.
The moral of this story is no matter how bad things get; the good will outweigh the bad. My advice to anyone going through a difficult time is to keep your chain up, trust in God and let your friends and family be there for you.
Now...If I could only catch up on stamping and do as much as I want to do there. There is not enough hours in the day for me. Anyone have some extra ones they could send my way? I could really use them.
For now everyone have a Great and Blessed Day. I know I am counting my blessings today!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

TAC March Promotion

TAC is having a great promotion you may want to take advantage of. For $19.95 you can get the Small Animals Stamp set, A pad of the Gentle Beginnings 8" x 8" paper pack and a 60 piece set of Hardware that matches the paper. This stamp set would be great for Easter favors and cards. It would also work for baby and kids cards and favors. If you would like to order and don't already have a TAC demonstrator please email me. I would be glad to order it for you.

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Have a great weekend! What's left of it anyway!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Watch Me Grow Book

I just went to a baby shower and this was the gift. The Mommy to be doesn't know what the baby is so I did it in colors that could be for a boy or girl. The make wonderful gifts. The idea is to take the baby's picture every month in the same onesie (size 12 months) and watch the baby grow out of the onesie...or should we say grow into it? LOL I did this album as a 6' x 6 album and it turned out great being that size. I have a few more to do. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


That's right! I have been working on this cookbook for a friend of mine. Her husband is a chef and she wanted a cookbook done for her son who also loves to cook. It is family recipes that she compiled and sent to me. She is such a very dear and close friend. I actually consider her as a sister...thanks for the internet for us to meet. Anyway I told her I would post the cookbook here so she could send family here to see it. I hope all of you enjoy it as well. Tomorrow is Andrew's birthday and this is his gift. Let's all pray he loves it also.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Can you belive it has been almost 11 months since I had Breast Cancer Surgery? Well it has. I went yesterday for a check up with my surgeon and had my mammogram done. Praise the Lord....everything was fine. I did have fluid built up in the area where they took out the cancer and it has been really sore. I was concerned because I wasn't sure what was going on but she aspirated the area and took the fluid off. Boy it does it feel better! I just wanted to shout out a praise and let you all know that I am doing fine and staying busier than ever.

What of the things that is really keeping me busy now is CHURCH! Yes...I have gotten back into church and love it. My hubby also goes all the time and now my son and his son. This makes me happy. I would love to have my daughter and her family in church with me also but she is married to a catholic guy and we are Baptist so it is hard to mix the two. She does go to church with him (when he goes) and they have my granddaughter in religion classes so all is not bad. I do thnk she is still Baptist at heart...LOL Anyway church does keep me busy but that is at my own doing. I am now head of Children's Church and love it. Gotta love working with those kids. The good thing is I only have to teach it once every five weeks.

Tonight is our Valentine Dinner at church and the men are fixing the food. I can't wait for this. They did take a collection and ordered Hams but they are doing the side dishes and desserts. My hubby made cole slaw (it had to be easy for him to do) and my son made a Cherry Cheesecake. Can't wait to see what they rest of the men do.

As for my stamping...I have been busy although my last class was really paper crafting more than stamping and they loved it. It was a nice change since I have the same ladies all the time.

I visited a website, Valita's Fresh Folds and she has some awesome "shapely" cards. You need to check her out. That is where my ideas came from but I changed the sizes a little bit to fit what I like to do. This is one of the cards I did. It is the cupcake card. You can't see it clearly in the picture but the top layer of "icing" is glittered. I hope you can go visit and make some of your own cards. It was a nice change. I did use the Happy Birthday stamp from the Stamp Set "Ordinary Greetings" out of The Angel Company Catalog. That set has some nice sayings and is well worth the money. You can check it out here.

I'm off to get some stuff done before my two little grandsons wake up. Have a great and blessed day!!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shame on ME

I am sharing a project I did but didn't use TAC products. Well I guess I did if you count the Bind it All. I didn't use our stamps or papers. The stamp set came from Michael's and the paper from Hobby Lobby. This bird set was so cute. I actually bought it for the saying "Happy Birthday you old bird". I thought that was the cutest. I also saw that Vicki Hook used the same bird on a web
address book she made. Great minds think alike...LOL Anyway I hope you like it. I have seen a lot of these on the internet and just made my own size up. ENJOY!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My My I am here again this Week!

Not that I haven't been busy. I have. In fact I hosted a Premiere Jewelry Party tonight and had a $770 show. Sure wish I could do that with my stamps...LOL Anyway now that everyone has gone and I have the house straightened back up I thought I would post another idea I am doing this weekend at the retreat I am taking part in. This is the 6" x 6" Scrapbook page I am doing featuring the Scor-Pal. It is a simple little layout but the scor pal adds some dimension to it. The picture was taken at last year's TAC Seminar. It is me with Diane Short. She is another angel from Wyoming. Sorry the picture is a little dark but I was tired of messing with it and wanted to get done. The patterned paper is Angelee from TAC. The stamp set is called "Little Things".
Again thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at what I've been doing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another Share

I thought I would share one of the scrapbook pages I am putting on my demo board for a demo I am doing this weekend at a local scrapbooking retreat. The picture of course is me and my dear hubby. As you can tell that was pre-cancer days as I had hair and it had some red in it...Not any more...LOL Everything I used was from TAC except for the small square brads. They were from JoAnn's. The background cardstock and the dark greencardstock is from the Monochromatic packs we carry. It is the one called Greens. The coral color is called Coral #2. I also used acetate and the Extra Jumbo Flower punch together along with the 3/4" circle punch. I stamped the acetate with white Staz-on. All the swirl stamps were from the stamp set Curls and Swirls. The inks used were Versamagic Red Magic and Palette Noir. The saying on the page is from a special promotion set which is available until Feb. 2nd. It is called Souls Kisses. Hope you enjoy it. Have a great night!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Time Sure Flies

When you are having fun that is!! I didn't have to babysit today as my daughter was off work since she is a teacher and the schools were closed for Martin Luther King Day. I stayed in my basement and worked all day. This is what my stamp table looked like when I got done. LOL I guess it was a good thing I was done because I had no where left to stamp.
I did manage to get 8 cards done which I have to give a big thanks to Heather Scott as I used her Card Sketch ideas.
I am going to be doing a class tomorrow night and used these and yes I gave all the credit to Heather and please do so if you go to her blog and use them. Anyway I am sharing what I did with her sketches. I took the easy way out and did a lot of printed papers. Unfortunately they aren't TAC. I am trying to clear out some stuff I had. All stamps are TAC though.

Once again I will try to keep up with my blog a little more. Life just keeps getting in my way. I do have some other things to share but will save them for another day. Have a good one!!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


TAC has really outdone themselves on this promotion. Starting January 6th and ending January 26th all T-coded stamps are 50% off. That's right......half price. You can check out my website for the online catalog and order there, email me with your order and I will place it for you or give me a call. My number is on the website. This would be a great time to think about having a funshop or just a book party. I will be glad to help with that also.

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TAC is also coming out with a 48 page MAGALOGUE in February. It will be loaded with new stamps and accessories to satify your needs until our new BIG catalogue comes out the end of June. If you have any questions on this please contact me.

TAC is also have a fabulous promotion with new stamps sets. Check them out and add them to your oder. This promotion is good until February 2nd.

This is also the Januray Stamp of the Month. You can purchase it with a $30 order. The cost of the stamp set for you is $9.75