Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Quick Halloween Bag

I whipped up these Halloween bags this afternoon for my nephew and for 3 of my grandbabies. They are full of candy guaranteed to rot out their little teeth! I used regular white lunch bags and attached handles to them (from some cheap Halloween bags I'd found at the Dollar Tree). Two of the stamp sets that I used "Giggly Goblins" and "Trick or Treaters" are from the new Fall Supplements. The paper is from our Simply Spooky pack (which is on sale right now but quantities are 'limited' so it will go FAST. To finish the bags off, I used two TAC alphabets. Hopefully Maggie who is in pre-school will be able to recognize her official name of 'Margaret' on her candy bag. LOL

Thursday, October 25, 2007

while supplies last...

TAC has two promotions that I wanted to share with you right away because they are only available 'while supplies last' and I didn't want you to miss out on them! Please get your orders for them to me ASAP because these 'while supplies last' specials go QUICK and may not be available in November.

First, TAC is offering a SURPRISE BOX for $50. TAC says, "Everyone loves a great surprise, and we have gathered a wonderful array of our favorite products from past TAC catalogues and put together some amazing Surprise Box collections for you! These fun bundles of discontinued product have a retail value of at least $100! Available only while supplies last, don’t miss the opportunity to surprise yourself with the great papercrafting goodies found in these one-of-a-kind special boxes. Due to the special nature of this promotion, Surprise Boxes are only available while supplies last, and the products they contain are non-returnable and non-exchangeable.”

Second, this special is also starting now (October), TAC says, “A few of your favorite paper collections will be bidding you a heartfelt “good-bye” at the close of the Fall/Winter 2007 catalogue year. They will certainly be missed, but we promise some great new things are waiting to take their place. However, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to pick your favorite retiring collections at a wonderfully reduced price before they are all gone!
R-2500 Bella Flor and V-825 Kaleidoscope Brites were 19.95, now 10.00 (while supplies last). These 8 paper packs were 6.95 but are now 3.50 (while supplies last): Surf Shoppe, Simply Spooky, Vintage Holiday, Whimsy Blossoms, Finger Paints, Country Cottage, Metropolis and Lap of Luxury.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fall/Halloween Cards

October is rushing by. I had my cousin (Ginger) from WA and her best friend (Mary) from CA here for three weeks and we stamped like crazy. Here are some cards I came up with while they were here. On this first one I used the darling scarecrow from the "Everyday Events" stamp set. He was so easy to color. Anyway, ALL stamps, papers, etc. that I use on my cards are from The Angel Company. The front of this card is folded in half so it pulls out from the left to reveal the inside of the card. I used the coluzzle on this card as well.

What you probably can't see on this card is that I used Crystal Stickles (the glitter glue that TAC carries) on the bubbles coming out of the caldron. This cute little witchie-poo comes from the stamp set called "You're a Treat". I love using orange, purple and black on my Halloween cards. If you've made some TAC Halloween cards, I'd love for you to share them with me.

The words on this card come from a non-Halloween stamp set that's called "Creepy Crawlies" but I thought it went well with the spider. Since it is so hard to punch through multiple layers of cardstock, I cut a 1" strip of printed paper and punched three squares in it. Then I adhered it to the front of my card and punched the squares again to get rid of the white cardstock beneath and create a peek-a-boo look. I stamped the left front side of my card and I was done. Quick, simple but eye-catching.

I know that traditionally the word 'boo' is used with ghosts but since this bat looks so scary, I went for it. The scrap of decorative paper from the 8"x 8" Simply Spooky paper pack was 'sewn' to the page with one of the stamps from "Running Stitches". I will use Crystal Lacquer on the bat's teeth to give some much needed dimension. To keep the bottle from clogging when done, wipe off the top and then blow into the bottle to remove the lacquer from the nozzle.

This monochromatic card is my last and probably least favorite of the bunch. It really DOES look better than the photograph shows it! To begin, tear off about 1" of the white cardstock on the front left of the card, ink the torn edge and set it aside (opened) so the ink will dry and not make a messy line on the inside of your card. To quicken the process, use your heat tool. I make 10-20 duplicate cards so by the time I'm ready to continue, the ink has already had time to dry. Place a 1-1/2" strip of printed paper on the inside (left) of the card and you're done!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Gift Cards

Several days ago I made some gift cards, at the request of my DH, and they turned out pretty good. Our swimming pool blew out/up on Father's Day so we recently bought a new pool and it is now OPERATIONAL. Yeah! My DH bought Home Depot gift certificates for the guys who helped him put the pool in so that is why he wanted me to make cards form them. It might be a little hard to see but the towel is glittered with Crystal Stickles. The flamingo flips up to reveal a pocket with a gift card inside. If you'd like the directions for this card, just send me an email!

Here is one that my friend Diane did that is exactly the same except it's turned on it's side.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I Am Now A Blogger

Hi this is Avis Anderson. I'm a little slow on the uptake and am just now getting into the blogging world but as 'they' say, better late than never...LOL. I hope to post my ideas and news here. Please check back often to see some of my creations and what is going on in my life.