Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More great December Specials!!

Not only do we have the 3 vintage sets and 5 new stamp sets but now we have a paper promotion! I guess I need to put an order in next month!! These are also in the December Specials slideshow in the left column.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More Christmas cards!

I made these cards as part of a Scor-Pal display board for my FUNshop yesterday. I demo'd the Scor-Pal and my 2 hostesses each bought one as their 1/2 price items! What fun!

The top green card uses the Ornamental Snowflakes set, Brights DCWV Cardstock Stack, Giga Scallop Square punch, Corru-gator, sanding block, scrap of white cardstock, and Chartreuse PH ink. A very non-traditional card, don't you think??

The 2nd card uses the Love & Laughter set, Neutrals DCWV Cardstock Stack, scrap of white cardstock, and Oasis Green VersaMagic ink. You can probably stamp text over the tree like Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary in Noir PH ink and personalize the card for a specific use.

This last card I think is pretty wild, too! I used Mini Occasions set (which is great for using on your mailing labels or business cards!) , the GWP Greetings (you can get this one free with a qualifying $30 order), Red cardstock, White cardstock, L'Amore PH ink (stamped off once for the package), Chartreuse PH ink, and the Tonic Corner Rounder. I may make more of these as I like this look.

I really like my Scor-Pal. I even purchased the mat from Scor-Pal direct and keep these right on my work desk. They have so many really cool projects on their site. There are quite a few from fellow "angels" so please take a look! Now, back to your regularly scheduled program..... LOL!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Retiring Stamp Sets and other information

Good news!! Basically no sets will be retiring soon! Some may not be in the new catalog coming out in February 2009 but they will be available online! And, if you go the TAC™'s home page you can click on Creative Corner and see new projects! Have you entered TAC™'s drawing for the Penelope/Sydney products?? Time is running short!

I seen a short video today on how to subscribe to blogs! So cool! It's called "RSS in Plain English". Click here to see! You may have to watch it a few times or pause and rewind but it is pretty good! I'm hoping that after the first of the year to change my blog to another server and use my stampingcarol.com domain name that is currently going to my website with all the albums. I hope this will make my blog more professional and informative. We'll see how the economy and Dean's job (there has been many layoffs at his place of employment) goes as to what I do.

So, have you stamped anything today? Do you realize that Christmas is a little over a month away?? GASP!! Have you started shopping or making anything yet?? You can purchase stamps and supplies for that special stamping buddy by going to my online catalog/shopping cart! I plan on making most our gifts this year as $$ are a bit tight. So, I'll be making cookies, candy, fudges, and some stamped items. Got some projects done already and some have been posted but I did not mention who gets what! I did purchase some small things for friends but Sandi, you'll just have to wait ! (Bet I get a phone call on this comment!) I had a craft table at a Farmer's Market today and only sold enough to cover the cost of the table, ouch! I'll try again on Dec. 11 and push Christmas! Hopefully I'll do way better. Everyone that walked by my table had to handle my denim rugs but no one was buying! Well, I'm pooped and it's late so I'm headed to bed. 'Night all!

New Promotions!

I added a December Specials slideshow to showcase the great stamps and benefits you can get! Just click on a photo in the slideshow to open an album for the great deals!

Remember our Double Dips promotion will be ending on Dec. 3, 2008! When you purchase through me and not my online catalog/shopping cart you earn double GWP stamps, and if your order totals more than $100 net you get double the hostess awards and 1/2 price items! Just a short time left so email me with your order and we'll work out your credit card number. Your order will be shipped directly to your home!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blog Award Received

My friend Melissa sent me a blog award. She is a real sweet angel and I'm so honored to be thought of this highly! Be sure to check out her blog!
The rules for the Encouraged Blogger Award are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog. (I will.)
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award. (I did.)
3. Nominate 5 blogs. (See below.)
4. Put links to their blogs. (Just click on their name.)
5. Leave a message for your nominees. (done.)


Now, are you checking out their blogs? They're all great "angel" crafters!

Accordian Card

I have been working hard to get ready for a party on Friday and I will be showcasing the Scor-Pal. This is one of the most wonderful tools I have (maybe tied with the Crop-a-Dile) and it never leaves my worktable (except for parties!).
I've created a bunch of cards but haven't scanned them yet. But I needed to post something and this card just turned out so good! What do you think? The top photo is the card closed and the bottom photo is the card open.

Stamps used: Joy of Christmas, Simple Bet, Good Timber, and Inspirational Sayings.
Paper: Reece SWIC & cardstock, 12" white cardstock (cut down to 5 1/2" x 12")
Misc: Scor-Pal, Crystal Lacquer
Ink: Hint of Pesto VersaMagic

You can find many great projects using your Scor-Pal at their website. Just click here!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Magnetic Clips

I had to create something for our Paper Wings birthday party this summer and this is what I came up with. I found these magnetic clips at Walmart for about $1.50 each. I picked out some of our great pattern papers and cut them to size. I embellished then taped them to the clips with Wonder Tape. Can you see these on your fridge holding your child's or grandchild's school artwork or something? Just too cute!!

For embellishments I used Paper Posies, Assorted Bitty Blossoms, mini brads, ribbon, and tags to coordinate with the chosen paper. The candle on the top clip is made from a strip of the pattern paper and the flame I created by hand. Sometimes the stores will have these clips on sale so keep looking!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

4 Fast & Easy Christmas Cards

I have a class on Friday to teach some gals 4 easy cards. Only 1 has ever stamped but all the others have never picked up a stamp to my knowledge. So, what do you think of these cards? They are very easy yet I think they have a simple elegance. I'll be charging $5 but hope to get some orders.

These first 2 cards use the Christmas Season and Whimsical Greetings sets. The top candle card also uses Gold Stickles glitter glue, Cognac PH ink, white cardstock, Yellow Bazzill cardstock collection, and a flower punch I have. The Madonna & Child card uses Noir PH ink, Watercolor Crayons, Niji Water Brush, Bubblegum Paper Posies, black and white cardstock, Tonic corner rounder, and Reds Bazzill collection.

These next 2 cards uses the Snowman Nativity stamp set, Pop Rockz Classic SWIC collection, premium white & black cardstocks, Giga Scallop circle punch, Mega circle punch, Prismacolor Pencils, Icicle Stickles, and Fiskars Treading Water border punch.

My mom said she was coming to the class for moral support. You should have seen her face when I said if she comes she's staming! What a hoot! Then I showed her the 4 cards and she said which one was she going to have to do. Another great look when I said all 4. She has held stamps before but only to purchase for me! Anyway, I hope to have about 7 - 8 gals. The $$ will help pay for more paper as I'm way down in my stash. And I have some projects I want to do!
So, are you going to try these nice and easy card designs??

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Boy, another Christmas card...

I tried a color combo challenge on Paper Wings and this was the result! What do you think?
Paper: DCWV cardstock stack - brown & robin's egg blue, scrap of cream
Stamp: Joy of Christmas
Ink: Turquoise Gem VersaMagic, Moonlight White Brilliance
Misc: Stickles, Hillary Embellishment Jar, silver brad
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Wizard diecut machine by Spellbinders
This card really sparkles in real life. There's even some Stickles in the design areas of the JOY. You can sort of see them in the picture. I'm really into non-traditional colors for Christmas and most of the cards I have posted show this.

This card is also part of an Angel Blogger Challenge. We had to use either Joy of Christmas or Holly Swirls (which I don't have). To see more cards with these to sets just visit the following blogs:
Laurie U.
KellyRae - 1 & 2
Diane - 1 & 2
Laurie W.
As more angels join the challenge I'll get them added.

New Special!

Sydney™ Free for Fall
November 5th - December 8th
From November 5th - December 8th you can receive our exclusive Sydney™ Circle Album Kit for FREE when you purchase the Penelope™ Package, using the code below. In the package is the Penelope™ SWIC™, ribbon and cardstock.

No other special offers or discounts apply.
• AngelNet orders must be received by 12:00 midnight CST on December 8th. All other orders must be received by 5:00 pm, on December 8th CST.
• Retail value of Sydney™ Circle Album Kit is $8.95.
• Code must be used to receive the free Sydney™ Kit.

And you can enter a new drawing! Click here to enter.

What you could win!!!
• Penelope™ Soar With It Collection™
retail value: $6.95
• Sydney™ Circle Album Kit
retail value: $8.95
• Antique Copper Hardware
retail value: $4.50
• Penelope™ Cardstock
retail value: $6.50
• Penelope™ Ribbon
retail value: $4.95
• Always Remember Stamp Set
retail value: $19.95

Total retail value: $51.80

Please follow directions and, if you are one of my customers, please click the "No, I am currently taken by an Angel". I do have the pictures of these in the November Specials slideshow in the left menu.

Another note, don't forget that Double Dips ends Dec. 3!! You get 2 GWP stamps for every $30 in purchase and double Hostess and 1/2 price awards for orders over $100 net. You must contact me directly to input your order for you to get these great awards! If you try to order through the online shopping cart these goodies will NOT apply!

Monday, November 3, 2008

JOY Frame

I purchased this frame from Joann's a couple weeks ago and here's what I came up with!

Paper used: Kamahlat (retired) and matching alphabet stickers
Stamps: Inspirational Sayings, Tag Tidbits
Inks: Noir PH, White Gel pen
Embellishments: buttons, florals, ribbon, scrapper's floss
I tried to take real close up photos but they blurred. Anyway, on the lower left and upper right of the frame I stamped Come Let us Adore Him, on the lower right is Peace on Earth, and on the upper left is Happy Holiday. I stamped these to be part of the background. I sponged around the J O Y then outlined them to make them pop. I really like the effect.

This weekend I joined KellyRae Cooper from Coolidge, AZ in attending the big Rubber Stamp Fall Fiesta in Mesa, AZ. We had a ball! There were 33 vendors (5 years ago when I attended I think there was double this) and we did a make 'n take at the After Midnight Art Stamps booth
(I will post this later). I met Kathy McGuire who teaches stamp projects on an AZ TV station and many of KellyRae's friends. We purchased some great "toys" and just had a ball! Saturday night KellyRae taught me an album she made at the Washington Angel Gathering last (?) month. Char Wilson taught it at the gathering and it is just adorable! Takes a lot of paper and when I get more embellishments on it then I will show the finished album (without pictures, probably). We also went to a huge scrapbook store that was having a "yard sale". That was hard on my plastic card but I got some great stuff for my Paper Wings secret sister and me!
So, I now need to get dressed and head off for Curves!

Please remember to vote tomorrow. Remember that Obama has a very pro-abortion and pro-homosexual agenda.