Welcome to my "The Angel Company" Blog

I am an independent demonstrator for The Angel Company. TAC carries a wonderful variety of rubber stamps and our own scrapbook papers. You can also purchase inks, chalks, tools, etc.
I am located in the Kansas City KS area and I also have a home on the Lake of the Ozarks in Warsaw MO. I would love to have you host a FunShop to learn a new stamping or card making technique or style. Have a few friends in and have some crafting fun. Hostesses can earn free and half priced items. I can also take orders if you do not wish to have a FunShop.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winner from last week

The winner from the "Child's Birthday" challenge is......Karen! Send me your address and I'll get the prize in the mail.

Doubled the number of entries this week! Well,  four is double of 2. Could we reach 8 next challenge?? Due to the holiday chaos I am giving the new challenge (see the post below) 2 weeks. It is due January 4th.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Challenge #3 - Anything Snows

Ready for round 3?? This week's theme is "Anything Snows!" Your card, layout, ATC or project must include snow: snowflakes, snowballs, snow on the evergreens, snowman/lady. It can be for New Year's, birthday, thinking of you, whatever you choose as long as there's snow. AND you actually have 2 weeks for this challenge because of the hectic schedules during the holidays. The deadline will  be January 4th at 6 a.m. central time. Other than the adjustment to the deadline, all other rules still apply.

I am going to wait and post some samples later in the week. But here is a photo to get you in the mood.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Challenge #2

 Theme: A Child's Birthday

Since Christmas is the birthday of Jesus, I am extending that to birthday cards for children in general. Make a card, layout, ATC (artist trading card) or other project appropriate for celebrating a child's birthday. You may use any colors, but "Happy Birthday", "Birthday Wishes" or similar sentiment must be visible. Again you may use images from any source but if you use stamps from The Angel Company and cite them in your supply list on your blog, you will have an extra entry for the drawing.

The prize this week, determined by random.org, is a package of assorted ribbons.

Be sure to review the Challenge Rules.
This week's challenge will be due Tuesday, December 21st @ 6:00 a.m. US central time.

  • Image: The Angel Company - Boyz & Girlz
  • Sentiment: The Angel Company
  • Cardstock: Recollections
  • Pearls: Mark Richards
  • Charm & Heart Brads from stash.
 Last week's winner for the gratitude card is Kateri! While there were only a couple of entries, I am hoping to see more this week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gratitude Challenge

Less than 36 hours left to submit your entry to the First Angel Creative Updates Challenge!

Both of these cards are made with The Angel Company stamps and TAC papers too!  Remember you can use images from any source: stamped, digital or none at all. Let's see some more participation! Submit your cards at angelcreativeupdates. Challenge closes at 6 a.m. (central time) Tuesday, December 14th. New challenge will be posted before noon the same day.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let It Snow

The Paper Cutz Challenge for December 10th - December 16: Make a card, LO or craft project using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of a snowflake or snowman, using any colors. Please join us. Also don't forget the First Angel Creative Updates Challenge. See the following post or at the top of the page.

  •  Large snowflake: Cricut "Joys of the Season" cartridge
  •  White Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
  •  Blue Cardstock: Recollections
  •  Snowman & stamped snowflakes: The Angel Company
  •  Silver snowflake brad

Monday, December 6, 2010

First "Angel Creative Updates" Challenge

Before I give you the specifics of the challenge, let's get those pesky rules out of the way.

  • Submission must meet the challenge
  • Must be a new creation: not posted before the day the challenge begins
  • Limit 3 submissions per crafter
  • Link from your post to the Angel Creative Updates blog
  • When prizes are offered, the winner will be chosen by random.org unless otherwise stated
  • If your submission uses an Angel Company stamp and you identify The Angel Company in your supply list with your posting, it will be entered twice in the drawing  I will take care of the extra chance to win (you do not need to double post).

Challenge #1

Theme: Thank You
Must have a sentiment expressing gratitude
Create a new card, tag, bookmark, layout or 3D project 
Upload a photo to the Angel Creative Updates blog using the inlinkz option
Due  Tuesday, December 14th @ 6:00 a.m. U.S. central time


2 chipboard albums
(Use as mini albums or take apart
and use the chipboard shapes individually)

Eventually I will put together a Design Team, but until then, you get my samples. 

  •  Dog/cat image: The Angel Company: Furry Friends
  •  Colored with Copic Markers
  •  Sentiment: The Angel Company: Joyful Notes
  •  Yellow & Green cardstock: Recollections
  •  White cardstock: Georgia Pacific
  •  Tag: Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook
  •  Crystals: Recollections
  •  Two tone Ribbon: Textured Trios (for Michaels)
  •  Flowered Ribbon: Discount Bin (No name on spool)
I hope to see lots of entries. Enjoy your crafting time!

Joyful Notes


I love these sentiments, especially the one that says "I am Sooo thinking of you!"  I've been using it for OWH cards.

Still time to book a FunShop for December (I know it is a busy time). 
Make a resolution to have some crafting fun in 2011 and book a FunShop for January!

Coming Soon - Challenge

Angel Creative Updates will be challenging you in the near future! As soon as I get myself organized the challenge will be posted. I picked a good time of year to do this didn't I? Check back, I hope to have this rolling by tonight or tomorrow.Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stampa * Pa * Looza - Double the Fun!!

TAC™ Promotions

Call me about booking your Fun Shop. 
Keep in mind holiday shopping for crafters and teachers on your list.
Making your own holiday cards? Need stamps? Ink pads? Copics? 
Contact me at mssquared812@hotmail.com to book your FunShop or place an order.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Jingle Jolly Stamp of the Month


Time to get started on Christmas cards!! This stamp set is purrfect! 15 holiday stamps for $14.95 with a $30 additional purchase. Save $5 over the regular price. (Available at regular price without additional purchase)

October Limited Editions

TAC™ Promotions

Contact me if you are interested in scheduling a FunShop with your fellow stampers. Friends, family, co-workers and crop cronies are all welcome. Don't forget teachers. The mini stamps are great for elementary school papers. (Great Christmas gift for your child's teacher). The Limited Edition stamps are available at a discount or even for free. See details in the flyer above!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Discontinued Stamp Sets 30% Off

TAC™ Promotions

The new Fall Supplement will be available October 1st. This supplement will replace the Avenue booklet. Here is a list of the stamp sets and their discounted price. Contact me for more information, to schedule a FunShop, or to place an individual order.

Pg Code Description Reduced Price
3 TA3209 Build-A-Background $ 5.57
3 TA3206 Floral Mug $ 5.57
4 TB3207 Country Christmas $ 7.67
5 TC3196 Dilly Dally $13.97
7 T3138 Spring Things $ 9.07
8 T2937 More All Season Stamps $12.57
9 T3214 Snowflake Backgrounder $ 6.27
9 T3213 Build-A-Bird $15.37
12 T2926 Autumn Swirls $15.37
12 T3192 Tree Owls $ 9.07
13 T2632 Pick of the Patch $ 9.07
13 T3106 Apple Girls $ 9.07
14 T3078 Nuts About You $12.57
16 T3178 Hedgehog Halloween $12.57
17 T3107 Spooky Girls $ 9.07
17 T3179 Spooky Boys $ 9.07
18 T3081 Spookalicious $12.57
18 T3191 Fun Skulls $12.57
19 T3009 Glitter Goblins $15.37
24 T2976 Homespun Holiday $15.37
29 T3187 More Hotel Signs $15.37
30 T3190 Squirrely Girl $12.57
32 T886 Silhouette Nativity $15.37
33 T3045 Holiday Collages $15.37
35 T2518 Little Penguins $ 6.27
35 T2589 Christmas Minis $ 6.27
37 T3199 Peace on Earth $12.57
38 R3037 Holiday Cheer $16.77
39 T2707 In The Snow $15.37
41 T3202 The Coolest $15.37
42 T3200 All Things Christmas $12.57
44 T3195 Party Animals $ 9.07
44 T3194 Open Presents $ 9.07
45 T3215 I Heart You $15.37

Monday, September 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Challenge

Operation Write Home (OWH) is in need of general cards with fall colors. These need to be in to the shippers by October 1st and Christmas cards by October 31st. General birthday, missing you and thinking of you cards in any color combos (but especially those appropriate for the guys) are always on the needed list.

Phindy's Challenge this week is in support of OWH. This week you do not have to use a Phindy image to enter. My entry above:
  • Scarecrow image: The Angel Company
  • Hello image: The Angel Company
  • Coloring with Copic Markers
  • Papers: The Angel Company
  • Gold 5mm pearls
  • Pop dots
Please support this worthy cause. Get together with some friends for an evening of card making. Enter them in the challenge and then send them off to one of the shippers listed on the Operation Write Home site.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Glitz & Glitter

I used this stamp from "Hedgehog Happiness" as the focal in my card for the For Fun Challenge this week. It is colored with Copic markers. I used icicle and green stickles for most of the "glittery" look.

Friday, September 10, 2010

September is Great!!!!

Lots of specials for September!

TAC™ Promotions

TAC™ Promotions

TAC™ Promotions

Email me with your order - or better yet - to schedule a FunShop in your home. With these good deals, your hostess total should soar giving you more free and 1/2 price stamp sets. September is slipping away. Contact me soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baby Card

I am at an Angel Gathering this weekend. I made this card to share with the other angels. I used the ScorPal to make the plaid style squares. The DCWV cardstock is available from TAC (p119 Inspiration Book & Catalogue). The sequins and flower come in the Gem Collection (p117). The sentiment is from "Hello Baby" (pg 20).
Don't be afraid to layer your paper/cardstock. Use sentiments and embossing to add further variety. Experiment with various embellishments. If you would like to know how to make this card consider booking a FunShop. I am available in the Kansas City and Lake of the Ozarks areas. Please leave a comment on the link provided.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bless Your Heart

This simple note card uses DCWV cardstock and stamps from the Happily Grateful stamp set.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cards for the Fall

All of these cards use stamps and papers from The Angel Company. Some of the embellishments may not be TAC (ribbons, pearls). Hope you get inspired by these. See something you need? Send me an email.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Special Deal

TAC™ Promotions

When you purchase the Spiders Are Seen stamp set for $19.95 then you will also receive a Rockin Roxie Matchbook Kit for FREE! ($6.95 value)

Friday, July 30, 2010

As promised!

This is my first attempt at using the ScorPal to make a plaid pattern on the cardstock. It was fairly easy to do and went quickly. I then used the leaf from the stamp set "For All Seasons" and DewDrop ink pads in copper, red brick, pesto and pumpkin spice. I checkered the leaves but the colors were placed randomly.

Then I used a Q-tip with the pumpkin spice and copper inks and brushed it between the raised lines.
It needs some practice, but I am very pleased with the overall effect!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

ScorPal and ScorBuddy!

I just got home from a wonderful trip to Dallas to celebrate my grandson's 4th birthday! One of my emails was a link to a ScorPal demonstration at CHA. It is a StampTV video and has a wonderful tutorial on making a plaid pattern on your paper using a ScorPal or ScorBuddy and the ScorBug. I'm going to try it and will post my creation in the next few days. I wanted to share it with you quickly.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hedgehog Pumpkin Patch - Masking Technique

The hedgehog is back. This time his wagon is filled with pumpkins. I used the masking technique on this card so that the trees could be stamped behind the little hedgehog and his wagon without overlapping the lines. This is another technique that you could choose to have as the activity at your FunShop.

There are several sets of stamps with Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving themes. Check on line or contact me for more information. Have a FunShop and get the stamps for free or half price!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hedgehog Birthday

This is an ordinary rectangular card. I used the cute Hedgehog Happiness (Hostess Level C) and Hello for All Seasons (Hostess Level B) stamp sets. The Hedgehog Happiness set includes several different wagon loads. Besides the pile of gifts (which can be colored for birthday, new baby or Christmas) there is a Christmas tree, pumpkins and hearts among others. The Hello for All Seasons is versatile too. Besides the cupcake to make the center of the "O" there is a kitty, a pumpkin, a flower....  The background paper is from the Tuscany Spice pack. I used many Copic markers to color the images. The crystals are not from TAC, but there are similar ones in the new catalog.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gatefold Card

I made this card for an on-line challenge but gatefold cards are one of your choices when you book a FunShop.

Supplies are all from The Angel Company.
  • Papers: Hemingway
  • Stamps: Furry Friends
  • Ink: Brilliance Crimson Copper
  • Copics: Coral, Skin White

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sketch Challenge

As a continuation of the last post, entering challenges is a great way to improve on your card-making skills. This card is for a sketch challenge at Crafty Hos' Challenge. You follow the general pattern given for the card. Choose your own papers, images, and sentiments.
Designed with: Papers & Tags from The Angel Company: Hemingway pack
Stamps: The Angel Company: Furry Friends & Hello for All Seasons
Copics: Strong Red


Besides making cards for personal use - relatives' Birthdays, New Baby in the neighborhood, Get Well, or Just Because  - it is fun to enter cards in on-line challenges. There are many of them out there. Some are connected to Internet stores, but many are run by groups of people wanting to have some fun. It is a good way to stretch your talents.
I entered this card - made with The Angel Company products in a challenge at My Time To Craft. The criteria was to use a butterfly. I immediately thought of this beautiful stamp in the Happily Grateful set. Mix in some Tuscany Spice paper and Tutti Frutti tag and this bright, cheerful card is the result.

As an independent Angel demonstrator I am here to help you. Need a FunShop to learn a new technique? or supplies to make that special card or scrapbook page? Please contact me.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Workshop Activity: Tea Bag Folding

One of your choices of activity when hosting a FunShop is tea bag folding. This card uses paper from the Metropolis package to make the tea bag embellishment and the swirl across the paper. Both stamps are from the Decorative Designs set featured on pg 79 in our new Inspiration Book & Catalog.
This is just one type of tea bag folding. There are many others. There are other activities you can choose from. They are listed in the left-hand column. You and each of your guests will have the opportunity to learn the technique and make a small project to take with them.

Christmas in July

Do you that like to enter challenges at various cardmaking/scrapbooking sites? I do. When I saw there was at least one challenge for a Christmas card in July, I started playing. The trees are from "Hedgehog Happiness" and Santa is from "Everyday Events". Didn't it come out nice?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Three more cards, starting to experiment

The sample card on the left was made with the darling stamp set called Boyz & Girlz. There are 3 boy stamps and 3 girl stamps plus 6 labels: sisterz, brotherz, cousinz. kidz, boyz, & girlz. I used the three boys to represent our 3 grandsons: Mason in green, Zerek in red and Max in blue.

When I was told that as a new Angel in July I would be able to choose 1 Level A, 1 Level B and 1 Level C stamp set along with the rest of the start-up kit, I knew which C set I wanted. This cute little hedgehog has a wagon. There are several stamps with things to put in the wagon. Since it is summer I used the flowers. There is also a Christmas tree, a load of Easter eggs, a load of Valentine hearts, pumpkins, etc. The sentiments are from another hostess set, Level A. You could have these wonderful stamp sets too by hosting a qualifying party.

In making this third card I inked the branch stamp with two different shades of green. It didn't show up as well as I had hoped but you can see the two tones on some of the leaves. I used the stamp set "Happily Grateful" and the sentiments (again) from "Bless Your Heart"  I'm having a lot of fun with these.

Some Basic Cards

Nothing fancy on this first pair of cards - just some basic stamping in black and colors. Some copic marker coloring and some patterned paper accents.Stamps are from "Furry Friends" "Happily Grateful" "Hedgehog Happiness" and "Hello for all Seasons" sets.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Welcome Welcome Welcome

Welcome to my TAC blog. I am such a new Angel that I am still indexing my stamps and sorting my forms. I will be using this blog to inform you of new products and monthly specials. There will be samples to inspire you (I hope) and access to a list of FunShops you can host. I have made over 200 cards in the last 8 weeks so you know I am addicted.

Please sign up as a Follower. By being a follower you will know when I have a new post and won't miss out on any specials or new ideas.

I am excited about working with you. I have taught middle school, high school and adult students. I know we can have some fun.