Thursday, April 30, 2009

Another use for TP Rolls

Hey everyone!!! No, I haven't forgotten about you all it has just been a crazy week. Including a flooded out car and a hole in the ceiling in my daughters room.

I found this awesome idea while blog surfing. Making flowers from empty toilet paper rolls. They are so simple to make and are great for embellishing gift bags and boxes. I found the idea on paper jewels

She also had a great idea for making a bind-it-all sour cream treat holder out of the rolls also. I haven't tried that one yet, but I think I will make one and fill it with treats for my daughters teacher next week (teachers appreciation week).

I did the tp roll flower, it was so simple and only took a matter of minutes once I decided on which paper to use.

Here is the flower that I made:

I promise it won't be so long before I post another project this time. I have no plans tomorrow except to get the ceiling fixed, so I am going to get creative!!
Have an awesome week and don't forget about the teachers :)

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

TAC Discontinued List of 2009

It’s time to make room for new stamp additions to our 2009-2010 Inspiration Base Book! It’s a great time to add the following stamp sets to your collection at a 25% discount before they are gone forever! As of July 1, 2009, these sets will no longer be available for ordering, will not appear online, and will be officially retired from the TAC™ collection.

** Hurry and order your favorite retiring sets before they’re gone as quantities are limited!**

FS = Fall Supplement BB = Base Book

T-2933 Halloween_Town 5FS
T-3039 Pumpkin_Day 5FS
T-3005 Fright_Night 7 FS
T-3042 Halloween_Greetings 7 FS
T-2882 All_Occasion_Icons 17 BB
T-2897 My_Sunshine 17 BB
T-2835 Faithbooking 18 BB
T-2915 My_Life 19 BB
T-2875 Fantasy_Flourishes 20 BB
T-2622 Artsy_Elements 20 BB
T-2847 Enchanted_Florals 22 BB
T-2825 Butterbees_and_More 23 BB
R-2028 Blissfully_Ever_After 24 BB
T-2675 Wedding_Day 25 BB
T-2833 The Wedding 25 BB
T-2848 Eclectic Swirls 26 BB
T-2955 Everday_Eclectic 26 BB
T-2849 Old_World_Ornaments 28 BB
T-2866 Starburst_Florals 31 BB
T-2850 Ornate_Swirls 28 BB
T-2801 Somethings_Fishy 28 BB
T-2837 Distressed_Typewriter_Bet 29 BB
T-2812 Family_Fun 29 BB
T-2744 Floral_Dingbats 29 BB
T-2886 Pattern_Sayings 30 BB
T-2865 Moxie_Minis 31 BB
T-2829 Bloom_and_Grow 31 BB
T-2923 All_Season_Stamps 32 BB
T-2853 Seasonal_Cuties 32 BB
T-2808 Oh_How 32 BB
T-2852 Floral_Favorites 32 BB
T-2831 Flower_Doodles 33 BB
T-2814 Paisley_Words 33 BB
T-2672 Salsa_Flowers 34 BB
T-2856 Swirly_Bouquet 35 BB
T-2855 Loops_and_Swirls 35 BB
T-2745 Rose_Garden 36 BB
T-2750 It's_Always_Springtime 36 BB
T-2339 Friendship_Flowers 37 BB
T-2412 Enjoy_Today 37 BB
T-2864 Juliette_Florals 38 BB
T-2868 Fresh_Air_Favorites 39 BB
T-1234 Victorian_Collage 40 BB
T-2408 The_Arts 40 BB
T-2749 Ornamental_Beginnings 42 BB
T-1014 Flutter_By 43 BB
T-2636 Basic_Birds 44 BB
T-2703 Goodness_of_God 44 BB
T-1096 Tiger_Face 44 BB
T-815 Mountain_Scenery 44 BB
T-1101 African_Giraffe 45 BB
T-2122 Charcoal_Leaves 45 BB
T-2720 Punctuation 47 BB
T-2920 Floral_Swirls 47 BB
T-2931 Our_Savior 48 BB
T-2709 Love_Doodles 48 BB
T-788 Celtic_Images 49 BB
T-2699 Blessed_With 53 BB
T-2670 On_Safari 54 BB
T-2818 Our_Baby 55 BB
T-2312 Ribbon_Borders 55 BB
T-2545 Baby_On_Board 56 BB
T-2363 Peek_A_Boo 56 BB
T-2384 Double_Trouble 57 BB
T-2631 Twins 57 BB
T-2686 Kid_Praises 57 BB
T-2669 Bold_Flourishes 58 BB
T-2870 Retro_Rovers 60 BB
T-2862 Funky_Felines 60 BB
T-2349 Hoppy_Frogs 61 BB
R-2029 Blooming_Builders 62 BB

R-2026 Deco_Designs 63 BB
T-2932 Floral_Labels 63 BB
T-2662 Treasure_Seeker 64 BB
T-2657 Pirates 64 BB
T-2627 Pull_Up_Anchor 65 BB
T-2663 Sail_Away 65 BB
T-2851 Euphoric_Elements 67 BB
T-2718 Ocean_Buddies 67 BB
T-2770 Fun_Fish 67 BB
T-2959 Celebrate_the_Seasons 69 BB
T-2947 Sparkle 69 BB
T-2614 Flourishes 70 BB
T-2315 Paisely_Rocks 72 BB
T-2652 Fun_Time 72 BB
T-2838 Heavenly_Father 73 BB
T-2873 G_is_for_Gratitude 74 BB
T-2705 Nothin'_but_Net 76 BB
T-2532 You're_a_Winner 76 BB
T-2689 Girlie_Gadgets 77 BB
T-2668 Teacher's_Helper 78 BB
T-2684 All_Season_Athlete 78 BB
T-2934 Retro_Tags 80 BB
T-2714 Keep_Smilin' 81 BB
T-2832 Fancy_Punctuation 82 BB
T-2883 Summer_Elegance 83 BB
T-2884 Elegant_Sentiments 83 BB
T-2946 Retro_Journal_Tags 85 BB
T-2964 Sassy_Girl 85 BB
T-2121 So_Girly 85 BB
T-2318 Kalliope 85 BB
T-2861 Travel_Notes 86 BB
T-1130 Fore 86 BB
T-1091 Fish_Story 87 BB
T-2846 Twists_and_Twirls 88 BB
T-2637 My_Heart_Gives_Thanks 89 BB
T-2260 Hey_Chick 89 BB
T-2957 Celebration_Invitation 91 BB
T-2879 Playful_Pirates 92 BB
T-2748 Spooky_Swirls 92 BB
T-2601 Family_Food_&_Friends 95 BB
T-2790 Count_Your_Blessings 95 BB
R-2721 Simply_Christmas 96 BB
T-2706 Holiday_Magic 96 BB
T-2792 Trendy_Holiday_Tags 97 BB
T-2810 Christmas_Checklist 97 BB
T-2032 Cheery_Christmas 98 BB
T-2685 Spirit_Of_Christmas 99 BB
T-2603 'Tis_the_Season 100 BB
T-2772 Snowy_Swirls 100 BB
T-2793 Birdy_Holiday 100 BB
T-1253 Christmas_Fun 101 BB
T-2679 Simple_Snowflakes 102 BB
T-442 Snowflakes 103 BB
R-2031 Whimsical_Greetings 104 BB
T-2701 Christmas_Season 104 BB

**Sets may appear as a future Vintage set at the discretion of the TAC™ corporate office.
*Orders for discontinued sets must be received at the corporate office by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, June 26, 2009.
*No other special offers or discounts apply.
*TAC™ reserves the right to amend the discontinued list as we see fit.

If you are interested in ordering just follow any of the links above or the link to the right for my secure online site.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mini Shopping Bag

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!! We had a great time here, even fit in a trip to the beach.

I have some cute little bags here to show you. This is one of those projects that have been sitting around in my stash for a while. My mom showed me how to do these a couple years ago. I finally disected it and did a sketch for it. I am also going to post this for a challenge in one of my cafe mom groups this month. I just love little bags, they are great for giving small treats.

This is so simple, not one cut is involved with making this bag. Well, unless you don't have an 8x8 peice of paper.

Here is the sketch. Score on all the lines. The angled lines begin one inch from the top of the paper.
Turn the paper with the front down and fold all straight score lines towards you. Look at the below picture on how to crease the angled score marks.

After all scoring, place tape on the upper corners as shown below.

Fold over and adhere to center section.

Place another piece of adhesive above the crease that is at the bottom of the angled score line. That sounds confusing, hey!! Oh well, that's why I take pictures :)

Fold up angled crease again and adhere. Maybe I should just say look at the picture.

This is how it should look now. Repeat with opposite corner. Then turn and repeat with the other two corners.

This is how your bag should look when you are done:
Punch holes to add a handle, embellish and waalaa (is that how you spell it?) your done!!!
Now, time to get back to scrapping!! Getting behind again or should I say "even more behind". I think I will share some of those with you next time.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Candy Bar Gift Box

Hello everyone!! I actually was planning a different project to post here, but the candy bar holder was requested. A friend of mine wanted to make them for Easter treats, so I thought I would help her out. I know the regular size Hershey bars fit in this holder, I haven't tried any other candy bars yet. I can't show you the one with the candy bar, because it seems to have disappeared. Hmm, probably one of the kids!! I am sure if I asked I would just get five crazy looks and not one of them would admit it.
I decided not to use an Easter theme because I did in the last two projects. This stamp is from the Marvelous_Mottos stamp set. This set is really cute!!!
Here is the diagram for your paper. Score all the lines and then cut on the red lines. I am still learning how to do these. Right now I just use MS Word and then save it as a Jpeg in Paint. Next time I am going to remember to make the text bigger. The size of the paper is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2.

This is how your paper should look after cutting and scoring.

Turn your paper over and put adhesive on the two bottom corners and the tabs above them.
Fold up the small tabs first and then the corners.

That's really all there is to it. I added a little liner inside and a piece of ribbon to tuck the flap under.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Money, Money, Money!!!

Hope you didn't get too excited, I'm not giving away any money here!! However, I do have great money card for you if you want to give some away. It is made with a business size or a long envelope. I have been practicing with my watercoloring again, I finally bought myself a new set of watercolor pencils. I am really liking the effect vs just solid coloring. I bought a pad of watercolor paper from walmart in their art isle in their craft section - definitely cheaper that the scrapbook store. The watercolor turns out so much better on this paper also.

Here is the front of the card:

The envelope is folded in half to make the card. It is mounted to a piece of carstock for stability.

Here is the inside, just open the envelope to insert the ribbon.

Before mounting the envelope I opened the flap and punched a hole in it for the ribbon.
Lay a piece of ribbon across the cardstock you are mounting the envelope onAs you are adhering the envelope to the paper put the ribbon through the hole on the back of the envelope.
Open the envelope and put the ribbon through the other hole so it comes out the front.

Fold the ribbon across the front of the envelope and add another smaller piece of cardstock. Then stamp or embellish as desired.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

In love with "Hemmingway"

I have a new love!! I recently started using this paper and am wondering why the heck it took me so long, when it has been "sleeping" in my stash.

Hemmingway is my ultimate favorite paper from The Angel Company's Soar With It collection. Isn't he handsome? It is one of those papers you just want to save because you like it so much, but in order to really appreciate it you have to use it.

I just made this card for one of my CM sketch challenges. I had the stamps picked out that I wanted to use (A wittle bug), and went through all my papers, with the mindset I needed to have bright and colorful. Then I saw the harmony of sandy beige, mellow brown and turquoise mist, "Hemminway" and new that all the others didn't matter anymore. Is that love or what?

Here is another card I did with this paper that I also posted a few weeks ago, just thought I would share it again. I will have to order more now, so I can do some scrapbook pages.