Category Archives: Scrapbooks and Pages

Fall In Love With Sydney

The Angel Company has a fabulous, new promotion.  As soon as you see this fabulous kit you’re going to have to have it.  From September 5 through September 30, you can take advantage of a very special package price and fall in love eith the beautiful, rich tones of the Syndey circle album kit and its coordinates.  This special offer includes:

• D-401 Sydney™ Circle Tin
• V-705 Sydney™ Circle Album Kit
• V-845 Penelope™ Soar With It™ Paper Collection
• B-226 Penelope/Sydney™ Ribbon Collection
• T-3044 True Love September 2008 Limited Edition Stamp Set

A specially discounted price makes this the perfect time to fall in love with Sydney™ and introduce your memories to the simple, smart, sophisticated style of The Angel Company™.

SEP08 Fall In Love With Sydney™ $34.95

(Compatible acrylic blocks: 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”, 1 1/2” x 4”, 2” x 2”, 2” x 4”)

You can take advantage of this fabulous offer by visiting and placing an order.

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

Organizing Your Crafts

I found a good article today with tips for organizing your crafting materials.  As we all know, stampers and scrappers have tons of items to organize and little things tend to get lost in the stamping or scrapping clutter.  It is always best to stay on top of clutter control before it gets over whelming.  Lisa Lelas compiled the tips for this article.  Here is the link…  

My favorite tip is using empty pizza boxes to store drying items.  Now, I wouldn’t recylce the used box for stamping projects (too greasy), but I’m sure if you’d ask, your local pizzeria would let you have a couple of boxes for free.  And what about the smaller personal sized pizza boxes for smaller projects? Great idea!! 🙂  Thank you Lisa!

Mini Accordian Scrapbook

I was going through some old stamped samples and found this cute template for a mini scrapbook.  I had these wallet sized photos lying around of my best friend’s family that would fit perfectly.  I am going to see her this week and can’t wait to show her what I’ve made with the photos she gave me.  She’s going to want them back. 

The outside cover measures 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches.  It is easier to use double sided printed or colored cardstock.  I used the blue patterned paper from Mia’s Cottage 12×12 Cardstock Collection.  One side is white so I used glue stick to adhere 2 cardstock sheets together.

The inside green cardstock insert measures 3 x 11-3/4 inches.  If you accordion fold it in half and then in half again it will fit perfectly between the 2 covers.  Center and adhere the orange ribbon to the inside of back cover before adhering the back cover to the green insert. 

 I used the tags from the cardstock collection to decorate the front cover and to highlight an inside photo.  I also used white Paper Posies and pastel Flower Sequins to accent the front cover and inside sentiment. 

It is a quick project.  And with the ribbon tie closure, it makes a lovely gift. 

  • Stamp Set:  F is for Family
  • Cardstock:  Mia’s Cottage 12×12 Cardstock Collection, Mia’s Cottage Cardstock, Premium White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Noir Palette Ink
  • Accessories:  Paper Posies (white), Flower Sequins (pastel), Mia’s Cottage Hardware, Mia’s Cottage Ribbon, Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Colored Staples

Stamping supplies from The Angel Company.