Monthly Archives: January 2010

Love is in the Air Valentine’s Day Card

I put a little twist on the card design from yesterday.  I used the new set from The Angel Company called “Little Darlins”.  It is my new favorite stamp set.  It is part of TAC’s Stamp Spree  promotion.  With a $30.00 purchase (before shipping and tax) you can have “Little Darlins” for $10.95.  It is normally $17.95.  It is a great price for a very versitle set. 

As always, if you don’t want to make this card yourself you can always purchase it here.

What a Catch Valentine’s Day Card


I made this sweet little Valentine’s Day card using the stamp sets “Something’s Fishy”  and “Heart-itude” from The Angel Company.  I entered in the Red Hearts Challenge at even though it only has one red heart.  I just love the way this card turned out.  I stamped the images on white cardstock  and colored them with colored pencils.  I added cystal Stickles to the fins and heart and mounted them with double stick tape to the aqua colored cardstock.  I adhered it to the card front with Pop Dots.

What makes this card unique is the unusual fold.  It is an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch piece of cardstock.  I scored it at 2-1/2 inches from the top and then 1-3/4 inches from the bottom and folded them toward each other.  I adhered a 2-1/2 x 5-1/2 piece of patterned cardstock to the top section of the card.  This fold still makes a standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card.

The inside sentiment is the cutest, if I do say so myself.  It would make a great card for your perfect “catch”, a boyfriend or husband that likes to fish, or your girlfriend that needs encouragement in the love department.  🙂  The possibilities are endless.  If you don’t want to take the time to make this yourself, you can purchase it in my Etsy store.

Jump into January Offer

I made this sweet card with The Angel Company’s  Cardstock Collection Tutti Frutti.  It is one of my favorite collections.  Jump into January, in addition to double hostess benefits, is this month’s promotion from The Angel Company.  The Tutti Frutti Classic Soar With It Cardstock Collection™ (V-826S) is on sale during the month of January as a “Buy One, Get One Free”!  That’s right, 2 for the price of one!
This lip-smacking collection has a yummy palette that is perfectly delicious for your Valentine’s Day creations.   So double your fun and your paper supplies.. give me a call or email ( your order today.

Discounted Rubber Stamp Sets

A new Serendipity Magalogue will soon be unveiled.  It is a very exciting time, but until then The Angel Company has a great retirement promotion going on now through January 28, 2010

The following stamp sets are going into retirement and will not return in the future unless offered in an ‘opened vault’. Make sure you add your favorites to your stamp collection before they’re gone!

Each of these stamps are available now and are discounted 40% off their regular retail prices.  No other special offers or discounts apply to these stamps.



HOSTESS LEVEL SETS   T3036 Showers of Love
TA3011 Hinges   R2040 Special Delivery
TA3041 Cute as a Bug   T3051 Fairy Tales
TB2980 Flower Labels   T3071 Mice Day
TC3010 Be of Good   T3069 Hoppy Day
      T3055 Little Stinkers
STAMP SETS   T3068 Some Bunny
T3032 A Kind of Gratitude   T3075 Feline Fabulous
T3085 Floral Patches   T3048 Playful Parenthesis
T3084 Build-an-Owl   T3016 Memo Fun
T3019 Fishy Friends   T3014 Creative Inspiration
T3072 Happy Girl!   T3030 The Renaissance
T3027 Flower Patch   T3086 Today and Forever
T3049 Island Trees   T3057 Bird Cage
T3031 Beautiful Day      
R2045 Growing Love

Anne’s Baby Bird Mini Scrapbook

Bird's Scrapbook Cover

I changed the banner today in honor of all the snow we’ve gotten here in Indiana.  Brrr… I love snow if I can enjoy it from inside my house. 🙂  But if I have to get out in it, like today, it makes me long for spring.  So… I thought I would showcase this scrapbook I made for my daughter.  She loves nature.  Birds, critters, bugs, reptiles, etc.  She’s been that way from the beginning.  When she was 16 months old we had a robin’s nest full of babies in our dinning room window and she absolutely fell in love with them.  She would beg to go out and see them.  I took pictures every couple of days as they grew all the while trying not to disturb the mother too much.  Anne loves to take the pictures out to look at them after the birds had long flown away.  So I finally sat down and put them in this little scrapbook for her.

Bird Scrapbook p.1

I used the Pemberley Bay Matchbook Kit from The Angel Company.  It is super easy to put together.  It is 100 pound premium, double-sided cardstock.   It is very sturdy for all the handling that mini scrapbooks get.  And, all the pieces are perforated so it is a snap to put together.  It includes all the tags, journaling labels and cardstock accents that you see here plus plenty more that I didn’t use and can save for another project.  It has a total of 7 insert pages.  I only used 4.  The only thing I added was the scrapper’s floss, ribbon, brads and buttons.

It has a very versatile color palette.  It can be used for masculine or feminine themed projects.  But it was perfect for this robin’s nest and beautiful eggs.

And as I said, it was a snap to put together.  I got the full project done in under 2 hours.  Most of that time was spent on picture placement.  If you would like one to put together just email me ( and I can get one {or two, or three 🙂 } out to you.  If you don’t have the time to get it done, check out My Etsy Store.  I have some all ready assembled for you.  All you have to do is add your own pictures.

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

I entered this invitation in a design challenge for Hope Stamps Eternal.  Great blog!  You should check them out.  They have tons of cute stuff.  This card was easy to make.  I layered the patterned paper over the card base and stamped 3 cupcakes on the white panel.  I stamped one additional cupcake, cut it out and adhered it in the middle using pop dots to give the card added dimension.  I colored them all with colored pencils and added crystal Stickles for a little sparkle.  I stamped “You’re invited”, but you can stamp any sentiment you choose under the cupcakes.