Friday, March 25, 2011

Pot 'o Gold Challenge...

This week, we've got a FUN challenge for you!!! 

POT OF GOLD Challenge

So you may be asking...What's in that Pot 'o Gold?  Well, let me just say it's got EVERYTHING you need to make a fabulous card!!!  But the trick is, you must use EVERYTHING listed in your project, or that blasted leprechaun will take the loot and RUN...

So here's exactly what you need to include:

Punched Item
Button or Bow (or both)
Layers (at least one additional layer)

The card I'm sharing includes everything as you know me...I LOVE stitches, punches, ribbon, bows, layering, green (and blue) AND my Copics!!!  I used my brand new Copic Air Gun for this card too...I've been dying to play with it!!!

So GET TO IT....Hurry before that darned leprechaun grabs the pot and runs!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mr. Green Jeans...

Going Green....

Hey stampers!  How are you enjoying the GOING GREEN extravaganza thus far?  Have you been inspired by the color green, become a "tree hugger" or are you beginning some much needed Spring cleaning and organizing??? 

Today I hope to inspire you to be more earth conscious, embrace everything GREEN and get into a STAMPING Frenzy!  Oh yeah!

So today It's my day on the TAC SAVVY PROJECTS BLOG.  My day to share some fun projects with you and I hope they inspire you to get into the GREEN spirit! 

Introducing  Mr. Green Jeans!

My first project is a card created with this month's Stamp Set of the Month.  T3381 Good Things is just the set that reminded me so much of my wonderful Grandpa!  I miss him so much.  I stamped the image then colored with my Copic markers. 

Copics used in this design include: G2, 24; YG03, 11, 95; BG10; Shoes and Hair: C1, 3, 5; YR23; E31,33, 35, 50, colorless blender.  I also used the sentiment set:  T2890 Be Still. 

My next project was a TRASH TO TREASURE rescue!  I hate to throw away a pair of jeans, but when they are so worn out, you've just gotta do it!  This time, before tossing them, I snipped off some parts to use in projects! 
I call this little drink cover "DRINK JEANS".  It is perfect to use as a drink "koozie" and works very well on many different styles of bottles.  I thought I'd be kid friendly here and display it on a Ginger Ale bottle...but I've got other plans for it (WINK WINK)...If you are planning on heading to Seminar this summer, I'll be carrying THIS!!!

You can find more photos and a complete tutorial on the TacSAVVY PROJECTS blog...

Please join the GREEN project.  Upload your projects to our inlinkz gallery.  You just may win a prize this month!!!

See you soon! 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's a PARTAY...


In searching for just the right paper and stamps to create my Color Throwdown Challenge example, I came across something in my kitchen cupboard...Something I purchased A LONG TIME AGO to give away as a gift...I never got around to altering it up...UNTIL TODAY!  I knew it was the PERFECT item to alter for my color THROWDOWN this month...I'm repurposing, recycling...and HAVING A PARTAY!  LOL...

So did you see the original post for my Color Throwdown #2?  Do you LOVE the colors?  Well, here's my take on the color palate...

Yes, it's a popsicle gift set...hmmsnnhhh...ADULT POPSICLE GIFT SET if you will...I found this little package at Bed Bath and Beyond a while ago and it's been waiting patiently to be altered.  Today was the day to use it!  I took the packaging apart (the plastic was like a cover) and set out to make a template of the paper portion of the packaging.  After making the template in Bazzill Blossom cardstock, I continued to alter it by selecting some patterned paper...Kaleidoscope Girls, to be exact.  The pink plaid worked perfectly to wrap around those flavoring vials!  All it needed now was some STAMPING so I pulled out two sets I thought would work perfectly:  T2990 Sweet Goodies and one of my favorite hostess level A sets, TA8324 Whoo Loves Ya?

First I wrapped the vials with patterned paper and threaded them through the plastic handle.

Then I stamped the Bazzill Blossom cardstock using Versamagic White ink. 
Then I put the package together and attached some green ribbon. 

After that, I stamped the sentiment twice (Whooo Me?) and cut it out in a tag shape, poked a hole and threaded some green bakers twine to tie in a bow.

Next, I stamped some little flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my Copics:  YG06, 11; R20, 35, 85.  I attached the flowers with a pop dot to some green cardstock (upcycled from a set of green cards). 

Finally, I stamped the circular sentiment, punched it out with my Classic Circles Nesties then cut a matching scalloped circle to finish it off...Oh wait...I had to add some BLING too!!! LOL
Hope you enjoyed this little project and I would like to encourage you to join me this month in the color challenge inspired by Color Throwdown #2

PS...SNEAK PEEK....Tomorrow I'm sharing my GREEN projects at the TAC Savvy Projects blog and right here on my's a little sneak...More DRINKS involved ;)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Color Throwdown #2...

Hey stampers!  Are you ready for another color throwdown?  Wanna know who won the February Color Throwdown Challenge?  Wait no more....

I used to identify the winner.  Out of four numbers, the number selected was...

That means...#3 is Chelsea Comer!!!  Rigged...NEVER!  Chelsea, I'll contact you to award your prize...Get your catty and your wish list out!!!
Now on to Color Throwdown #2... YUM YUM!!!

(My Copic Matches:  RV29, RV32 or RV11, RV25 and YG05 or YG13)
 Here are the usual details on this challenge:

On the 12th of each month, I'll post a color challenge right here. All you have to do is create something using these colors, upload your photo to the inlinkz on my blog, and cross your fingers. The following color challenge post will announce the winner AND the new challenge! Sound like fun?

I'll be back tomorrow to post my creation using this fun mix of colors...Now I'm off to hunt, hunt, hunt for the perfect color, paper and stamp collections!!!

get the InLinkz code

Thursday, March 10, 2011

We're Going GREEN this week!

Join the fun as we celebrate St. Patrick's day and March by GOING GREEN...

So what does that mean to you?  Does it mean using the color green, stamping things that are traditionally green, OR does that mean you're RECYCLING???  Whatever you choose, make it something people will "GO GREEN with ENVY" over!

Join the TAC Dream Team as we share our TAKE on Going Green!  Here's this week's GOING GREEN line-up so make sure to join the fun!!!

March 11:  Angela
March 14:  ME
March 15:  Michelle
March 16:  Heather
March 18:  Christine

Make sure to check out the TAC Savvy Projects Blog each and every day for fun and exciting challenge updates!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Hey friends!  Today I'm sharing just a fun little card to get you into the mood for GOING GREEN WEEK...  It's in a few days so to get you all pepped up, I'm sharing a little card I made Sunday night.  You see, I found some AWESOME notepad paper in the dollar section at Michaels and bought it only because I LOVED the design and thought it would be great patterned paper...soooo....I made a card with it. 

Here are the deets:
Stamps:  TB3364 Sophisticated Sentiments, T3254 Wonder and Joy, T3346 Background Soup
Memento Tuxedo Black
Ranger Weathered Wood Distress ink
Copics used: 
Skin E0000, 00, 53; R11, 22
Clothes BG0000,10, 72
Hair E33, 35, 37 and Micron .01 to add more hair strands
Pot/Flower:  E33, 35; YR23
Spika Clear Pen for faint sparkle on her clothes

Other embellishments: 
Note paper:  Michael's Dollar Spot
Martha Stewart Brown Bakers Twine
Pink Shell Heart button:  Blumenthal (Joanne's)
Pearl border:  Recollections
Oh and do you see that Mason jar and those vintage buttons I used for props?  They belonged to my Grandma...She was such a recycler...Such treasures!!!

Make sure you check out the TAC Savvy BLOG this week, it's going to be FUN!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seeing Shamrocks!

Hey Stampers!

Ever spend so much time on the computer that you start to see things?  I mean, really...Your eyes get tired, words start hopping all over the page, you see something zip across the page when it really isn't there....Well, if you haven't experienced this phenomenon yet, prepare yourself...


So get that inky spirit!!!  BUT....Before you hop around searching for that something special,  I'm here to give you a little help...  I'm here to help you SEE something. 

Something FABULOUS! 
Something FUN!!
Something GREEN!!! to help you prepare for the SEARCH of a lifetime (hee hee), I've created this card to inspire you to follow the leader because everyone knows, the NOSE knows....HEE HEE HEE...

For this card, I used the GWP stamp Trunk of Love (TG3433).  I replaced the hearts with doodled shamrocks.   I also used Background Soup (T3346) to add a little image contrast to the card.  Of course, you know me and my Copics.  We're never far apart so I used those too!!!

Now these little elephants were definitely on a MISSION...They went over that BIG rock in search of a neverending supply of shamrocks!  You can hop off to search for them too....

If you would like the directions to make this card, let me know. I created a PDF version to guide you and your customers through the process...FUN!!!

I'm entering this card in Sandy's Challenge #3 HERE.  "Feature some fun little animals, use any combination of green, yellow, brown, and white"  Thanks Sandy for the heads up! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's Spring Fling Season!!!

Hey stampers!  Today marks the very first day of Spring Fling!  Here are the details:

Spring Fling!
 March 1 – May 2, 2011
For every $250* in FUNshop sales, hostesses may choose one (1 only/any size) of our Spring Fling stamp sets FREE!
For every $30 in net purchases** you may purchase as many Spring Fling stamp sets as you choose!
New Angels!
In addition to receiving the current SOTM FREE ~ new Angels will receive EVERY SPRING FLING Stamp Set FREE with the purchase of a new starter kit.

So wanna see the FLING SETS???  Here they are: 

T3441 Beautiful Day $10.95 on special for 7.95

T3442 Sweet Day Cupcake $15.95 on special for $11.95

T3443 Sweet Sayings $7.95 on special for $5.95

T3444 Gift of Friendship $15.95 on special for $11.95

T3445 Majestic Mountain $19.95 on special for $14.95

And if that's not enough, We're FLINGING some awesome card kits at you so catch 'em if you can! 

CardMakers Kit A CMKA $19.95
V222 White Ultrasmooth Cardstock
V293 White Caboodles Cardstock
B229 White Ribbon Assortment
B122 Antique Copper Hardware
CardMakers Kit B CMKB $19.95
V222 White Ultrasmooth Cardstock
V293 White Caboodles Cardstock
B229 White Ribbon Assortment
B123 Pewter Hardware

We're not done yet!  Get 25% off any stamp sets that have four legged friends and a flower!!! Here's a list to help you out:
Now I've gotta place my own order soon!!!