Monthly Archives: August 2008

Angelee Mini Notebook, Journal, or Diary

I’ve had the Angelee Collection from The Angel Company for a month now.  I’ve been wanting to create something with it, but hadn’t found the time until today.  This notebook was originally a boring, mini composition book.  It measures 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.  It’s the perfect size for your purse or hand bag.  I turned it into the darling notebook you see pictured here using the Angelee 12×12 cardstock collection, the Angelee Ribbon and a green Princess brad.  That’s it!  Oh, of course, I used YES paste to glue it all together and Pop Dots to adhere the tag to the front.  I covered the front and back in the striped cardstock and the inside front and back cover in the lavender cardstock.  The tag is from the coordinating tag sheet in the Angelee Cardstock Collection.  The Angel Company makes it so easy for you… all the cardstocks, ribbons, tags, etc. coordinates with each other (all at an affordable price).  The word ” Notes” was stamped with a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This was a super easy project.  The only time spent really was the wait for the glue to dry. 

If you’d like to own it or know someone who’d love it as a gift, but you don’t have the time to make it yourself, I’ve listed it for sale on my Etsy site.  I’ve also listed other notebooks and new greeting cards.  Here is the link…  Pop over and take a look at what’s new. 


Stamp Set: (Retired Stampin’ Up! set)

Cardstock: Angelee 12×12 Cardstock Collection (The Angel Company)

Ink: Noir Palette Ink (The Angel Company)

Accessories: Angelee Ribbon, Princess Brads, Pop Dots (The Angel Company)

Mini Scrapbook in an Evening

I purchased the special edition Mini Albums in an Evening from Simple Scrapbooks magazine a few days ago.  Right on page 5 was an inspiring idea from The Angel Company.  It was an ad that featured a darling little baby album made with Toodle Loo 12×12 Cardstock Collection.  I just had to make it.  So last night I sat down with some black and white photos of myself and my daughter when she was just 7 weeks old.  (Boy, how time flies.  She just started pre-school last week.)  If you compare my album cover to the album in the ad, the overall design is the same.  I distressed my photo and adhered it with Pop Dots.  I also used a white jel pen to add the white dots around the photo’s edge.  I changed mine by making the album wider.  I used the Juliette 12×12 Cardstock Collection and I added the stamped sentiment, “it’s the little things”. 

I started off by figuring out how many pictures I wanted to use so I could decide how many pages I would need to fill the album.  Once that was decided, I picked the 2 raspberry colored chipboards from the Brights Chipboard Stack to coordinate with the Juliette Collection.  I love these chipboard stacks.  They are 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch pieces of chipboard covered in textured cardstock.  They are easy and convenient for binding with the Bind-IT-All when making these kind of albums, notebooks or note pads.  No need to construct your own covers when you have these.  Plus, they are acid and lignin free… Super Simple!

As you’ll see from my next few photos, I layered Juliette Cardstock Collection with the coordinating Juliette Cardstock to form the foundation for the pages.  I glued 2 pieces of cardstock back to back to give the pages extra strength.  I used Violete Palette Ink to cover the edges of the pages and chipboard.  This “direct to paper” method covers any white spaces that may be showing after the glue has set.

Then I added the Juliette tags, Ribbon and Hardware along with Paper Posies, Bitty Blossoms and Princess Brads to dress it up.

I used the stamp set It’s the Little Things to stamp the following sentiments:

“it’ the little things”

“enjoying the moment”

“being grateful.”

“that bless our lives the most.”

After I completed the design I used the Bind-It-All and binding wire to put it all together.  The Bind-It-All is another “must have” tool if you love to create albums, notebooks, notepads.  The Angel Company just started carrying it this year.  You can bind just about anything with it.  It’s a compact tool that is strong and sturdy.  I highly recommend it.

I love my little 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch album.  And, I did get it done in an evening just like the magazine advertised.  It’s a really nice special edition.  There a tons of great samples and ideas in it.  Why don’t you sit down tonight and make one for yourself?  You can visit my TAC website to purchase any of the materials I used to make this fabulous album…

Keep Stamping!!

All materials from The Angel Company.

  • Stamp Sets: It’s the Little Things
  • Cardstock: Juliette 12×12 Cardstock Collection, Juliette Cardstock
  • Ink: Violette and Noir Palette Ink
  • Accessories: Juliette Ribbon, Juliette Hardware, Audrey Embellishment Jar, White Gel Pen, Bitty Blossoms, Paper Posies, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Princess Brads, Bind-It-All and binding wire

Great News!!

Great News!! 

I officially have my own website from The Angel Company

Now when you’re viewing one of my stamped creations and would like to make it yourself, you can click on my direct link in the sidebar to view the catalog on-line and purchase all the materials used.  I hope you find this to be a positive added convenience.  Here is the link…

Try out the link to view the catalog.  Take a look at all of the awesome stamp designs and beautiful cardstock collections.  Then, let me know what you think.

Keep Stamping!!!

The Cat’s Meow Pink Notebook

I decorated this little notebook today.  It originally was just a plain striped, spiral bound book with a brown elastic closure.  It was cute by itself, but it just needed a little… something!  I used the retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set Cool Cat. I used Burnt Umber and Boudoir Blush Palette Ink to stamp the images. The “kitty” white cardstock panel measures  2-1/2 x 3-1/8 inches.  The “perfume bottle”  white cardstock panel measures 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches.  I dragged the edges of both panels in the Bourdoir Blush ink before I adhered them to the notebook.  For some last finishing touches tied coordinating ribbon scraps to the spiral binding and added dashes of glitter to the cat’s crown, collar and the perfume bottle.

It is a simple project, easy to do.  But if you don’t have the time and would still like one you can purchase it from my Etsy website.  Here is the link… have several new things listed there so stop by and see what you’d like.  🙂

Keep Stamping!!!


Fairies In Disguise

I absolutely love dragonflies!  Did you know that they are fairies in disguise? 

I just had to share my latest beaded bracelet.  It measures 6-1/2 inches long.  I used metal dragonflyand pink glass beads to create the bracelet.  I created the dangle charm using the the same pink beads and metal dragonfly wings.  I arranged them on a headpin and slightly curved the end to simulate a dragonfly in flight. 

I picked up the metal dragonfly wings from a fabulous little beading store located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin called Beadology.  They have a large variety of beads and jewelry making components and many great samples displayed to inspire you.  Plus, the shop’s atmosphere is very welcoming.  You can purchase your items and then go back to the work room to start creating you masterpiece.  I’d highly recommend stopping by Beadology if you’re in the Lake Geneva area.  But if you can’t get there physically, here is the link to the stores website

You can visit my Etsy store if you’re interested in seeing more of my beaded creations.