Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm moving!!! Well, kinda...

I finally have my new blog ready for visitors!! I still have a few things to do on it, but I'd love to have you come over for a visit... If you would still like to follow my blog (well the new one), there is an email subscription button on the right sidebar, I truely hope you'll continue to follow... I enjoy your company (not to mention the wonderful commments!). This will be my last comment on this blog... Please visit me at http://www.tangiink.com/

Last Calendar page (seriously)...

This is the last of my contributions to the Bella calendar swap (whew!)!!
Stamps: HuggyBella's
Paper: Autumn Vine DSP, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Apricot Appeal cardstock (all from SU)
Ink: Black Craft ink
Accessories: clear ep, Chocolate satin ribbon from PTI, circle nesties and copics.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bellaholics Calendar Swap, September & April

This is my September page for the Bellaholics Calendar Swap.

Stamps: Flowers from StampingBella
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: Cloud 9 Design, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Prima flowers, MM brads (both the squares and circles), ribbon from PTI
And last, but not least...my April page (I {heart} Stella!!). I colored her flower with my copic and then went over it with Sunny Shimmerz. For the crown and wand, I colored them both with a copic and then went over them with a Gold Spica Glitter pen.
Stamps: Stella on a Flower
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: diVine collection by Rubbersoul, Pixie Pink and Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Sunny Shimmerz, Gold Spica glitter pen, circle nesties, Rhinestone brads from Stampin Up!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Limelight Papercrafts DT call

Limelight Papercrafts is holding a Design Team call. If you have never "talked" with Amanda...she is awesome and super-de-duper sweet! You can go here for all the deets! Deadline is January 17th!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Bloggers Challenge #81, Designer Paper Showcase

Here it is! This week's Blogger's Challenge was to showcase Designer Paper...how fun! I was set on using this layout on the card, but when I got the image, etc. on it it seemed too flat. I finally got it finished and I'm sure it's still Friday somewhere, lol! Not sure if I like it with the bow or without, what do you think? Supplies:
Stamps: Love you much by Stampin Up!
Ink: White Stazon, VersaMark
Paper: Two Scoops by Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: 3 hearts punch by Stampin Up, White Tafetta ribbon, pearls

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bella Calendar Swap, October & November

For the Bella Calendar swap this year I made 5 different pages, here is one of my November pages, the bottom of my calendar says "I am thankful for my friends". These HuggyBellas are still one of my favoite Bellas!

Supplies (all images are from www.stampingbella.com):
Stamps: HuggyBellas
Paper: First Fruits collect by PTI, Summer Sunrise and Rioe Olive cardstocks from PTI, Really Rust cardstock from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black
Accessories: Ripe Olive Satin ribbon from PTI, ep (image is embossed), circle nestabilities, Copics

Here is my October page...
Stamps: WitchyBella
Paper: DP is from a Halloween pack from MFT Stamps, Black and Whisper White cardstocks by SU!
Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black
Accessories: Nestabilities tags, button from Stampin' Up!, Black ribbon, copics, sentiment is a rubon by Stampin Up!

Monday, January 5, 2009

And the Blog Candy winner is...

Wow, thank you all for your ideas! I got tons of email ideas as well...thanks so much! After a couple of conversations with various "helpers", I've come up with the winner...actually winnerS. I have decided to combine the ideas from Cindy Malone and Kate Upshaw! Now I guess I'd better get to work on the construction of my new site!! I am so excited! I'll keep posting here until the new site is done....thank you all, again, for all of your awesome ideas! Cindy & Kate please email me so I can send you both your goodies!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blog candy alert…

This post will remain at the top of my blog until the deadline. Please scroll down to see new posts. I have been thinking about moving my blog over to Typepad, and have finally decided to take the plunge! When I created this blog, I was obviously “creatively challenged” and I think that the domain and the blog name are boring and don’t very accurately describe my or my style, etc. Here is what I am asking of you… Please help me come up with a name for my blog. You can email it to me at tccrain@socal.rr.com or you can post a comment here. This will not be be a “random” winner. The person who comes up with the name I like the best (I will probably have a small panel of family to vote on the favorite) will win a package of Sweet Always DSP (by Stampin Up!, a brande new package of Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads, and 2 yards each of Chocolate CHip 5/8" ribbon, Regal Rose 5/8" ribbon Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped ribbon and Pumpkin Pie 1/2" Striped ribbon (these are the 4 coordinating colors to the paper). The deadline to enter will be Sunday, January the 4th. So put on your thinking caps and send me your ideas. You can submit as many ideas as you can come up with.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Valentine Test Tubes

IMG_6212 I needed to make a “hand stamped” item for a Stampin Up meeting tomorrow. I love these little test tube things, they are so quick and easy and you get a huge “WOW”! The patter is from Lisa Somerville, I altered it a little. When I made this the first time the tubes wouldn’t stand straight so I added a 2nd set of holes inside the box so they’d be held in place. I also added Close to Cocoa on the back for added support (you can see the scalloped top). I hope the ladies like this! That “Love you Much” bundle sure is coming in handy!! Thanks for stopping by, tomorrow I will have the calendar pages posted. Happy Sunday!

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Love you Much
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Candy Lane dsp (from the bundle), Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red cardstocks
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, scallop circle punch, circle punches, twine.

Friday, January 2, 2009

BC80 – Love you much!

IMG_6210 This week’s Bloggers Challenge was to use any Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and either Very Vanilla or Whisper White. Well since I also have to make some Valentine swap cards for Sunday I decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone…here’s the result! You’ve got to go and check out everyone else’s BC cards…they are awesome! You can click on the button in my sidebar. I am sure I am the last one on the planet to try out one of Stampin’ Up!’s punches that coordinate with a stamp…omg! these are way too cool! I used the 3 heart stamp from the Love You Much stamp set, and the coordinating punch…lines up with those hearts perfectly!!! You can get the stamp set, the punch and the new Candy Lane Dsp as part of the Love You Much bundle for only $41.48 (that’s 20% off!!). Click on the “Love You Much bundle” words above and then click “Shop Now” in the upper right…easy as pie! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin’ Up!):
Stamps: Love you much
Paper: Candy Lane dsp, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze cardstocks
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: 3 hearts punch (from bundle), Button Bouquet, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hot Chocolate!

IMG_6200 This was for Hubby’s Dad & Step-Mom. I really wanted to make them something home made and fun for Christmas this year. Neither of them drink coffee or tea, but they both like hot chocolate. I wonder if Target realizes that they are a crafters dream store? How many times have we found the funnest alterables in the $1 bin? Well none of this came from the $1 bin, but alot of it did come from the Christmas baking aisle! Christmas tree shaped marshmallows, I got some plastic spoons and dipped a couple in milk chocolate and a couple in white chocolate. The cute bags came from there also. I bought some huge pretzle sticks at my local cake decorating store and dipped them in chocolate and then covered them with Christmas Tree candy sprinkles! That is a Spaghetti jar filled with NesQuick powder. I also included my boys’ favorite “Secret Hot Chocolate” recipe! The main image is from a set I won from Gina K Designs recently! (Gotta love Gina!!!). While I am quite proud of myself with all of the Christmas goodies I made this year, I am equally happy at this point to be done making anything “Christmas”, lol! Thanks for stopping by, tomorrow is Bloggers Challenge day, and on Saturday I hope to post my calendar page contributions for the Bella Calendar Swap. IMG_6202

Stamps: My Cuppa Joe by Rupa Shevde for Gina K Designs, From the Kitchen of by JustRite
Ink: Momento Dew Drops in Brown, Ruby Red classic ink from Stampin Up!
Paper: Holiday Treasures, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Felt ribbon and Ruby Red brads from SU, Circle and Rectangle nesties, White Liquid Applique

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Card Organizer

IMG_6168 I made this card organizer for my mom (who seems to be the biggest admirer of my cards, yup, she was my first “buyer”). I can totally see my mom making the same face as Bossy Elzy and in that same stance, lol! I made this box at 2 am on Christmas morning, because I couldn’t sleep and because “the idea just came to me…”. She really liked her box, but I guess now I’d better get busy filling it up for her! For the index cards, I made her 8 of them and I left them blank so that she could come up with her own categories, etc.

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Supplies (all supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Bossy by Elzybells UK, “I’m not bossy…” sentiment also by Elzybells UK
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: Maine Blueberry, Night of Navy, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstocks
Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta ribbon, Top Note die, Copic markers, Tab punch, corner rounder, Crop-a-dile, On Board Chip Board

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Old Guys Rule

IMG_6155 Haha, I love this line of t-shirts, etc. When I saw this designer paper at my LSS, I knew I had to get it. It made a great cover for a notepad for my Daddy. It’s hard to come up with some kind of alterable for a guy. I also added a little “b” Chipboard monogram. Fun, quick, Easy and best of all Dad loved it!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Post-it holder


I made this little post-it note holder for my Gramma. She is truly a blessing to me, I adore her with every ounce of me. I used Stampin’ Up! Chip board and just cut it to the size I wanted, I don’t seem to be very good at using standard sizes, lol! Here it is open.


Stamps: A Beautiful Thing, Tart & Tangy
Paper: Summer Picnic, Real Red, Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstocks
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green
Accessories: Red check ribbon, Scallope circle punch, cirlcle punches, scalloped border punch, Stampin Up! chipboard, Bind it all

Some gift card holders...

My parents like giftcards for Christmas, and since it seems like they have just about everything it works out well! I made 3 different gift card holders. This one was for my Gramma. There is a great tutorial for it on Gina K's blog, being that I was full of cold medicine and feeling artistically challenged, I decided to also use Gina's beautiful layout! Here is the inside of the card

Stamps: Frosty
Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black
Paper: Holiday Treasures, Ruby Red and Shimmery White cardstocks all paper by Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Rectanlge Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Sakura Black Glaze Pen, Word Window punch by SU! (for the slot that holds the card)

Another Gift card holder...

Closed this card isn't so much fun, but when you open it..woo hoo! This one was for my Daddy and of course it is holding a Home Depot gift card, lol. Santa is colored with Copics and has Dazzling Diamonds snow and Fun Flock for the fur on his suit...very dashing!

Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year, Holidays & Wishes
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Craft Basic Black
Paper: Wintergreen DSP, Black, Basic Gray, Sage Shadow cardstocks
Accessories: Vanilla hardware, Top Note die, Black ep, Ticket Punch, Tag Punch

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Secret Santa gifts...

I participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange this year...how fun!!! These are 2 of the "handmade items" I made for my little elf. These test tubes are the funnest little things to decorate! I filled these up with gumballs (mostly cause I liked the colors, lol).

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Deer Friends
Paper: Heirloom Treasures, Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip cardstocks
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Season of Cheer and Saint Nick Rub-ons, Felt Flurries, circle punches, silver cord, Alpine Ribbon Originals and Test Tubes by Martha Stewart

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