Wednesday, December 28, 2011

TAC Design Team Final Post

This is our final post as TAC- Totally Awesome Design Team. I used Anchor To The Soul. It has been a wonderful 3 months posting our favorite Angel Company cards that we have designed.  The Angel Company has been bought by one of the former "angels" and is reappearing  as an online store: Red Rubber Designs .  Be sure to visit the website in January where you will be able to purchase the wonderful Angel stamps once again.  Today visit the websites of and see the designs of these talented ladies:
 Carol Norby
Christine Pennington (our talented leader)
Debra Miller
 Diana Maldonado
Donna (you are here)
Laura Nehring

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

                                             Merry Christmas to all and a Blessed New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Amazing Giveaway

Check out this amazing give away: click here for details: Creating from the Heart (Keepsakes by Melissa)

Melissa is giving away:

~ A $150.00 Gift Card to Michael's Craft Stores
~ 1 Copic Air-Brushing Starter Set System

~ 1 Copic Color Swatch Book
and finally....

~ 36 Copic CIAO Marker Set!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

We LOVE Softpencil Studios and Phyllis Harris

We are having a {TAC} Blog Hop today!! The theme for December is Soft Pencil and Phyllis Harris designs which appeared in 2011 TAC catalog. I used Soft Pencils With Love.    I had to show you a side view so you could see how it stands up so nicely.
We would love it if you joined us! Please use a Softpencil or Phyllis Harris stamp set that appeared in The Angel Company catalog.
Add your creation using the linky below and a direct link to your blog.
We have great blog candy! Two lucky winners will be randomly chosen from hop participants.
Prize 1: Softpencil/Latina Crafter
Our own Diana Maldonado {Latina Crafter} is donating a new rubber stamp set {brand new release, Hello Cupcake}. Elizabeth Pujalka {Softpencil Studios} is donating 2 sheets of her stickers! How cute are these!?!

Prize 2: Phyllis Harris
Phyllis Harris is donating the new book she illustrated - My Book of Prayers! Her “Brandy and Emma” and new “Happiness Is” girl stamps are now available at Unity Stamps.
This hop ends Tuesday, December 20th at 11:59 pm we would love to see what you create!
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

TAC Design Team Wednesday Post

It is our day to honor the retired Angel Company Images! This is my Christmas card from two years ago, Snowman Nativity such a cute set!   I touched it up with my Copic markers and added some glitter which does not show up on the picture like it does it real life.   Please visit the blogs of the other design team members.  I know they will have some wonderful creations.
Christine (our leader) 
Donna (you are here)

We have two posts left as the TAC Design Team.  A blog hop this Saturday featuring Soft Pencil and Phyllis Harris Designs and our last post on December 28th.  Our goal was to keep the Angel Company's images alive.

The Angel Company was purchased by a former Angel and will be an online store beginning in January, 2012 ! Be sure to check out : Red Rubber Designs  in January.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mom's Birthday Card

My mom is 82 today.  She is one of my favorite stamping buddies and makes beautiful cards. This is the card I made for her birthday using one of my favorite Amuse sets - kindred spirits.  Mom and I celebrated with shopping and  lunch Monday and again last night with mom and dad coming over for dinner. Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Northwoods Cards

I took a class today at For Keeps Sake a great little stamping/scrap-booking store in south county.  It was part of my good friend, Shirley's birthday present to choose a class, she also got to pick out a stamp, she choose the trees.  It was a great class, Mary was a wonderful instructor, we got a lot of little tips we did not know and good color combinations with our Copics.  It was nice to have a girls day.

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Niece's Christmas Card

My niece Karen made this Christmas card and it is so beautiful that I wanted to share it on my blog.  I just love all the details, layers, glitter, and bling that she used! 

Nina B. Blog Hop Winner

Hi All!

We have a winner from our We LOVE Nina B blog hop!  Trish Cudney...Congrats Trish!

{TAC} November Blog Hop: We LOVE Nina B!  (Nina B sets that appeared in TAC's catalog)
See post from November 17th for all the amazing designs.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

TAC Design Team Post

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  Have a wonderful time giving thanks with family and friends tomorrow!

I already used my one  retired Angel Company Thanksgiving stamp so went with a fall theme today.  I used just a small part of the collage from the Be Fabulous set.  Copic Markers: E333, E35, E55, Y17  and R02.

Check out the designs of the rest of the team, I know they will be awesome:
Christine (our leader)
Donna (you are here)

Wow!  I just saw that Debra Miller is #1 on Stamping Top Sites, check it out:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nina B. Blog Hop

Today we are having a Blog Hop featuring Nina Bracket designs that were in the Angel Company catalog.  I chose beautiful lace and simply stamped two of the doilies in slightly different blue inks, did a little cutting, layering, and embellishing.  Clean and simple.  Enjoy the cards of the following talented ladies and I hope you will join in with your own Nina B. card designs.

To join our hop, use the link button below and the full address to your blog post.  One lucky person will win the Nina B set "Katy" (Thanks so much, Nina!) The winner will be chosen at random: design team members are not eligible to win.  This challenge is open until 11:45(CST) Tuesday, November 22nd.

Christine (our leader)
Donna (you are here)

Check it out: Top 50 Stamping Sites:  Carol's blog is #10 as of 5 hours ago.
How awesome is that! 

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gratitude Blog Hop!

This is my first digi design card.  I am so used to rubber this was a transition.  Thank you Maybelle for gifting our design team with two of your beautiful digital design's!  I have many of Maybelle's rubber stamps but her gifts were my first digital's and I must say they are fun to size and play with on the computer.  I am grateful for Maybelle and all my stamping friends, family and friends, and my faith.  Click here to see the other beautiful cards made with Maybelle's design's for the Gratitude Blog Hop:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

TAC Design Team Post November 9, 2011

I am featuring a flip flop card for today's post.  I used  the Level A hostess set Dotty Flowers with Palette Landscape and Moulin Rouge inks.  I used sentiments from various other sets. The paper on the front is More Mimi.  This was a fun card to make and send.  Be sure to enjoy the creations of the the following talented ladies:


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TAC Design Team Post

I had a great time pulling this old Maybelle RO stamp out of my stash of stamps and coloring it for our 2nd Wednesday post today!  I used a simple circle punch and a Martha Steward punch for my embelishments.  Copics: Y15-Y17-Y35-YR04-YG-23-G14-G17-G24-YG03-B00-B12-C3-E02-E30-E33-E35-E55. Check out the the creations of the rest of the group:
Donna: (you are here)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

{TAC} October Blog Hop (We ♥ Mabelle R.O.)! and Dessert Day Blog Hop

 Our blog hop today features Maybelle R.O.'s designs,, her designs are amazing and if you ever met Maybelle she is an amazing person also.  Showcasing Maybelle's sets is by the TAC-Totally Awesome Design Team Members (all former Angel Company Consultants) listed below but is open to all.

Blog Candy: One winner will receive 2 digis from Mabelle's Digi Etsy Store!.  So join in!

and scroll down for participants in
Blog Hop: Dessert Day!! (Images from any company welcome)

Diana Maldonado:
Debra Miller:
Laura Nehring:
Carol Norby:
Missy Owoc:
Christine Pennington:
Donna (You are here) :

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TAC(1) Design Team

This is the first posting of the TAC design team.  I chose Blossoms and Blessings for my first post and colored it with Copic Markers: Y13, Y17, YR01, YR07, YG06, YG63, E33, and E35. I scored a piece of blue card stock as my background and simply mounted that to white card stock, these flowers do not need much to showcase them.

Enjoy looking at what the rest of the team has created for today and be sure to check back for out blog hop on the 15th!

Diana Maldonado:
Debra Miller:
Laura Nehring:
Carol Norby:
Missy Owoc: 
Christine Pennington:
Donna (you're here):

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Hop

What a great cause to bring extra awareness to. I went with a design that I felt would cheer up a special person going through breast cancer or cancer or any type. I used the Angel Companies Beautiful Lace set and also added a saying from their Blossoms & Blessings. The background paper is Mabell RO's Bella Flor.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Totally Awesome Chicks Design Team

Today is the start of the TAC-Totally Awesome Chicks Design Team. Please visit:
Christine's blog to meet all the members of the team.

Team members will publish an card using Angel Company images on the second and fourth Wednesday. On the third Saturday of each month we will have a themed Blog Hop! October will be using Mabelle RO images! Anyone is welcome to join the blog hops. I hope you will enjoy following along and join the fun.

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Day of Autumn Blog Hop

I could not resist playing along with this blog hop when I saw it this morning. I played with a new idea I saw where you lay down a gray copic where you want your shading and then use one color copic. Not sure yet if I like it, I used a C3 instead of C5 today and it was better. Other Copics I used were: E02, E30, E70, E33, Y13 Y17, YG03, YG62 and NO. I used Diamond Glaze on the flower centers. Enjoy the blog hop.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Note Pad Holder

My mom (and great stamping buddy) told me I was past due to post so here we are with two posts. Isn't this Note Pad Holder adorable? Deb Miller gave us the pattern at The Angel Company convention this past June. Shirley had one made when we did a stamp marathon last month and I made this one at her house. I made one with my mom, my niece Amanda, and good friend Pat a couple weeks ago when we got together to stamp. I have supplies together to make it again with some friends tomorrow! See the next post for another version. Shirley good thing you posted today - my mom let me know you were behind too! Pat, I'm sorry your link disappeared from my list, good thing my mom pointed it out, she really likes your blog! My blog links have been playing hide and seek, I'm not sure why. Take care all.

Note Pad Holder

This is another adaptation of thr notepad holder that I made with a stamp from Inkadinkado. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

September 9 - Teddy Bear Day Blog Hop

Anyone that knows me knows I love Teddy Bears and have quite a collection, not just stuffed and statues but stamps as well. When I saw that some of the former angels were doing a Blog Hop for Teddy Bear Day I had to play along even though we just got back in town this afternoon. This was one of the adorable new sets from The Angel Company that I was lucky to get before they closed. I colored her with Copics and did some layering! You can go to Debra's page to start the Hop and follow the links to see the other cards since I joined the hop late in the day: ""

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Final Farewell

As most of you have heard The Angel Company has gone out of business due to the tough economic times.  This Blog Hop is a tribute to The Angel Company.  I  had a wonderful 8 years and many treasured memories with the Smiths, fellow angels, and my customers.  I will continue to stamp with my customers, they are welcome in my studio anytime, and hope to keep in touch with many  my of my fellow angels. This will be our last Blog Hop as Angel Company Angels so be sure to check out the following links to see the wonderful card creations and continue to follow the links to see what the future holds for these wonderful ladies!  My card is a technique featured in the August/September issue of Pat Stamps Technique Junkie Newletter "Colorful Silhouettes Tutorial"  and was my upline and good friend Shirley Hotops birthday card this month.
Rita W.:
Angela K.
Rita K.
Deb Miller:
Betty G.:
Diane H.
Chris F.

Rita H.

Friday, August 26, 2011

                                           This is a card we sent to our dear DIL this past week.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Beautiful Lace Cards

                                           Here are two cards I made with the Beautiful Lace
                                           Lace set.  I just love the doily effect.  We made the
                                           blue card at my annual open house last weekend.  I
                                           made the other card several weeks ago and just had
                                           not posted it, everyone raved about it at the open 
                                           house so thought I would share it.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Anniversary Card

                                            This is the anniversary card I sent my brother and his

                                            wife. I used a cuddle bug for the flowered background
                                            and then stamped the "Celebrate" from the Little
                                            Cupcake set; an adorable set designed by Maybelle.
                                            Hope your Anniversary was great Kevin and Elizabeth!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Birthday Wishes

                                          This is a birthday card we gave a co-worker last week,
                                         a simple but I think striking card. Both retired
                                          sets but I still get a lot of use out of both of them.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop

It is the Paper Wings Angel Christmas in July Blog 
Hop.  I used the Bountiful Bears set and colored it 
with my Copic Markers. The bears are E 30 E34 
E 35 for the bear on the right; E 55 E57 for Mr. 
bear.  The bow and dress are colored with
 R32 R 35 and R 27. Emma papers highlight the 
card. Enjoy the talent of the following ladies:

 Michelle M.
Laurie U

Shirley H
 Kim S 
Angela K
Carol N
Rita K

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wood Grain Background

                                     This wood grain back ground was fun to create. Start with
                                     a mustard colored card stock. Score with your Scor-Pal
                                    or Scor-Buddy.  Rub the card stock with a brow dye ink
                                    pad. Then rub with a white brillance ink pad.  Finish as

Sunday, July 3, 2011

America I Love

This is one of the stamp sets you can get free with a $100 catalog class, party, or order. This is the card I made for my dad's birthday, he is a July 4th baby so we will be celebrating with him on the 4th!! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Prop Swap Exchange at Convention

The last evening of convention we did an exchange of a handmade or altered  item, I got this beautiful vase of flowers made by angel Vickie Todd!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


This is one of my favorite sets to color with Copic markers.  Our new catalog coming at the end of June will have the individual Sketch markers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spotlight Technique

                                             I used my Copic Markers on this card and chose
                                             to do the Spotlight technique where you stamp the
                                             image twice, color just a small portion, punch it with
                                             a circle punch, punch a sightly larger circle in black,
                                             assemble and you have spotlighted your image!