Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Here's wishing y'all a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Classroom gifts

There was a Scholastic Book Sale and I decided to get books for Kindergarteners instead of my original plan of candies. "Poor Puppy" was my choice. Initially, I was going to just stick labels directly onto the books, but decided I wanted to dress it up a bit more.
SO, I stuck it in a clear bag and added a tagged label on the top. Recipe: SU CS Forest Foliage (retired), SU snow roller with Whisper White ink. Used SU tag punch, and designer label punch. I used the LG oval scallop spellbinders. Stampsets: SU Party punch (Merry Christmas), SU Many Merry Messages. CS: SU Real red and white.

I like the way it came out. Kody is really excited to give his fellow classmates his gift to them.

Gifts for a GREAT Teacher

I made Kody's teacher this Christmas logbook. Recipe: Costco designer paper, SU CS (Apricot Appeal, Mint Melody & Pink passion) SU Pink Passion ink, SU Tidy Alphabet (retired) SU rounded punch, ticket corner punch & round tab punch; More Mustard brads, Penny black stamp image, used SU markers to color in image.
This is a notepad, using the same supplies. In addition, tied w/SU Bright pink organdy ribbon (retired).
Kody's kindergarten teacher is so enthusiastic & energetic. I had an extra set of these teacher's aid (retired) stamp set, that I decided to give it to the teacher. I added 2 stampin spots to use with the stamps.
Here I put it all together in a bag and used a tag that I made last year at Teri's tag class. I hope she likes it.... She's a wonderful teacher!!

Rudolph WAS HERE!!!

I had a surprise today when I went to pick up Kody from school today. He GREW ANTLERS...
When we got home, he asked me to take these pictures showing me that he would fly and lead the pack, just like Rudolph. I just could not resist and complied with the request.

You must admit, these are one of the many joys of having a young one. They just spread the enthusiasm of the holidays!!! What a fun day!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Secret Santa Gift for a fellow ANGEL

Last week Jen had a Christmas get together for her "angels" and we decided on bringing a secret santa gift. Here is what I did: I decorated a composition book using designer paper I bought from Costco, CS from SU, brads from SU, alpha stamps (retired) from SU, stamp image from Penny Black, marker pens to color image from SU. I used the SU tag punch and just attached the first tag. Made 5 more tags but left it for the receiver to use it however they chose.
Same supplies w/Organdy ribbon from SU (retired). This was a notepad.
Again, used same paper, the only difference is the stamp image is from TAC, and used prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color in. This was a POST IT pad.
Here's the set all together. I wrapped it in a bag, and off I went to a very very FUN get together.

Anniversary Card for "The Hidden Treasure Shop"

Here's another card I made couple of weeks ago for Jen's sister's 5th year Anniversary to her store located in Walnut Grove, Ca..called "The Hidden Treasure Shop". I read Jen's blog that her sister Nasha and friend Liz would be celebrating their 5th year anniversay. I think that's GREAT!!!! I used all SU cardstock, provocraft emboss folder, SU word stamp, SU retired flower eyelets, and TAC image stamp using prismacolor and gamsol. I made this one "quite" colorful for a "colorful" occasion.

I Got My Wings & Became an Angel....A....TAC Angel

I haven't been able to post for some time. My computer kept giving me a message that I didn't have enough virtual memory. I finally cleaned it out.

Back in November, I made a decision to switch to "The Angel Company" (TAC). It wasn't an easy decision, but after a lot of thought and "lots of questions", I decided to make the move. With the new year right around the corner, I'm always reflecting and looking at goals for the new year. I knew, I needed to "cut back" on my "hobby", but also knew I didn't want to "give it up" anytime soon. TAC had lower demonstrator requirements, & storage......Storage of the stamps....I now have them in 3 ring binders.....big SPACE SAVER.

I thought I wouldn't like coloring so much....but BOY OH BOY, I find myself doing more now, because I'm stamping a bunch of images on my white CS and then I take my prismacolor and GAMSOL to my table and just "COLOR AWAY". I don't need to lug any ink pads. This helps with the clean up. I can now do my stamping projects when I take my boys to their activities; and color with the pencil. For me, I didn't realize it, but it's now much easier. I always felt that I didn't have the time with my sons activities. I'm never home long enough to do any projects. But now, I can. All I need is my stamped images on the white CS, my prismacolor pencils, and my aquabrush (w/gamsol in it) and I'm set.

With all that said, I received a "NICE WELCOMING SURPRISE" in the mail, several weeks ago, from my Upline.....the one and only...I'm sure you can figure this one out...."JEN". I was very touched when I received this card. THANK YOU JEN!!! Prior to me signing up, she was very patient with me, asking her many questions, and then asking her if I could go over to see the quality of their cardstock paper, and all that kind of stuff. I look forward to TAC's new catalog and their "CUTE, CUTE" stamps. Don't you think the card I received is just "too cute"!!

If any of you readers would like learn more about TAC, please email me at llagena4@gmail.com and I'll be more than happy to answer your questions. If I'm not able to, I will find out for you.