Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tonight's Card Class

Hi! Well our class tonight was a great success as everyone had a lot of fun! I was a little bit ambitious, however, because I planned four cards and most of my stampers are beginners. I think I need to scale back a bit and make most of the projects a bit simpler. Maybe just one project that is more involved. We only got three of our cards made, but the last project is ready and waiting for next time. I will get busy tomorrow and post a new card or two. Thanks for listening.

Crackers and Kisses, Angelia

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hello my inky Friends!

I have been thinking and thinking about what I want to sign off my blog posts with. I have been trying to come up with something creative and finally decided I wanted to honor someone I love. My dear sister-in-law, Jatonne Maner, was taken from us by breast cancer in March of 2003. She was a big card sender and loved shopping for cards and sending cards for every occasion. She always ended every correspondence with Crackers and Kisses! Jatonne
We so miss her notes and cards, and of course we so miss her! I have decided to honor her by taking on the use of her signature! Jatonne-we miss you so much!
Crackers and Kisses! Angelia

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Encouragement Card

I created this card tonight for my best friend, Nortina, who struggles with Lupus and MS. She is experiencing some overwhelming problems right now and I would ask that everyone keep her in your prayers. She is one of the most wonderful, giving people I have ever known and she needs our prayers.

This card was created with Mojo Monday sketch #88.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Absolutely Fabulous

Paper: Rose Red Cardstock, Regal Rose Cardstock, Rose Red Designer Patterns, Watercoler Paper

Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Stamp A Ma Jig, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Eyelet Border Punch, Family Treasures Scalloped Punch, Sponge Dauber

The technique I used was the reinker spread. I did not have any shimmery white so I used watercolor paper. The ink does not spread quite the way I think it is supposed to, but it still came out pretty.

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Last Card (for now)

This is the last card for my Hub City Inkers Club meeting. This was a fun and easy card to do.
Stamps: Simply Said, On Your Birthday
Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock, Certainly Celery Designers Series Patterns
Ink: Pink Pirouette Reinker mixed with Pearl Ex and Gum Arabic, EK Success Cool Cucumber Brush Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note SU Exclusive Die, Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon, Ultra Fine Glitter
This was CASEd from a card on Splitcoaststampers by abigailadrienne. Thanks for the inspiration.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Today is the anniversary of the death of my precious husband, James, whom I lost four years ago today. It has been a sad day, however, thoughtful reflection of the wonderful times we shared has made me smile many times.

James, I miss you!

Hi! Now for my third card...I did this one so that my stampers could customize what name they wanted on their card. This would also work saying wonderful husband.
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites
Paper: DSP from Simply Scrappin' Kit Tailor Made, Kraft Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Eyelets from ??? (had them forever)
Thanks for looking!

Second card for Color Club

This second card was so simple! I think my stampers will really like this card. I love how bright it is.
Stamps: Kindness wheel, Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Summer Sun Cardstock, Night of Navy Cardstock, Lavendar Lace Cardstock
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral (all reinkers), Night of Navy Ink Pad
Accessories: Jumbo Wheel Handle, Uninked Jumbo Cartridge, Blender Pen
This card was CASEd from Kellyannellis from Splitcoaststampers! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

My Color Club Projects

Thursday night I am having the first meeting of my Hub City Inkers Color Club and have started making my cards. This is the first one I made. The ingredients are as follows:

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, A Beautiful Thing

Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock, Close to Cocoa Cardstock, Pink Pirouette DSP Patterns
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzix SU Sizzlits Lots of Tags 2, Pretty in Pink ribbon, Stampin' Sponges

This card was CASEd from I found her card on Splitcoaststampers. Thanks Bev!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last Chance List

On June 1st, SU released its Last Chance List of stamp sets that will no longer be available after June 30th. See my link in the sidebar for this list. Remember, all of the current hostess sets will be retiring on June 30th as well, so if there are hostess sets you have your heart set on, call me to book a workshop for this month. SU has a wonderful hostess promotion for the month of June:

Dates: June 1-30, 2009
Promotion Details:
The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

Also, there are retiring accessories which are being sold on a limited basis. Once these items are gone, they are gone. To see which items are on this list, please go to my website. Many of these items are 50% or 25% off.

All of these items are being cleared out to make way for the wonderful new 2009-2010 Catalog which will be making its debut on July1st. Call me to schedule your workshop to be one of the first to receive this new catalog.

Changing colors on side of my blog

Help! I need some of my friends out in blog land to help me change the color of the sides and background of my blog! I made my own header and tried to change colors of fonts and such, but I am unable to change the colors of the side and background. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

My Favorite DSP Parisian Breeze

This is one of my favorite cards! It is made with Parisian Breeze and I am so sad it is retiring.
Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Buds; Simply Said
Paper: Parisian Breeze DSP, Chocolate Chip CS, Close to Cocoa CS
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon
Other: Nesties