Wednesday, July 30, 2008

California Scrapbook!

I FINALLY (after a year) made my California scrapbook. This album is a monster of a book. I think I printed 300 pictures to make it, but I didn't use them all. :) I bought the album last year at the St. Charles Expo. Isn't is cute?

I hadn't worked with 12x12 pages in a long time, so I was so pleased with the TAC supplies I used. It made the process so much easier because everything coordinated with each other. I used our Hemingway, Amberley Grace, and Willoughby paper collections and cardstock for almost all the pages. I used the Hemingway and Amberley Grace ribbon, and the Antique Copper hardware. I only used 3 ink pads in the entire album: Prussian Blue, Burnt Umber, and Cognac Palettes. As for stamp sets, I used our WONDERFUL Flourish Bet, Distressed Typewriter Bet, and Curls and Swirls. I hope you enjoy looking at it!

I could show you the rest of the pages, but that would be crazy! Like I said, the album weighs 50 pounds (or it seems like that...). That equals a lot of pages. A little taste of California will have to do.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Here is a card I made last year for the Tinley Park expo. Since they moved that expo to St. Charles this year, and I will 8 months pregnant at the time, I decided not to do any expos this year. You can still go to the Angel Co. booth and visit with my angel friends, though!

I was playing around with it because this morning I was trying to make a watermark. If you look at the bottom right corner, you will see my first attempt to create one. I am not 100% happy with it, but I did it. Right? :)

This is the scrapbook page of my godson, Aidan, that you can find on page 55 of the fall/winter 2008 catalog. This picture was taken in March, right after he started to smile. Isn't he a cutie pie? I used Toodle Loo paper and T2818 Our Baby stamps. I hate to brag, but isn't he the cutest baby ever? I think his mom and dad would agree with me. :)

This is my other sample in the catalog! I took this picture at last year's Seminar. It is of Sophie, the Mischelle's daughter. I took the picture because I thought it was amazing how much her dress looked like our Rustic Chic paper. The little button brads are my favorite part of this page.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Collage Maker!

A friend of mine, Julie, posted a way to use Shutterfly to make a photo collage. Isn't this fun!!! I made one of Snoopy to test it out. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Design Challenge for July

Hello ladies and gents! A teammate of mine, Dawnmarie, posted this challenge to our team for the month. I thought, why not post it to you guys too? She got it from SCS. So, here's the deal. If you choose to try this challenge, either mail it to me or scan it and email it so that I can see it. I will post any samples I receive for all to see in a gallery, and then I will randomly choose a winner of a FREE $10.95 stamp set of your choice! What a deal!

All entries need to be in my hands by July 31st to qualify. The winner will be announced in my August newsletter!