A Winner! Monday, May 28 2007 

It’s Jake’s B-Day! Happy Birthday, son!
And congratulations are in order for my blog candy winner. There were a few duplicates so instead of using the random number thingymabobber, I wrote all the names down and had my DD close her eyes and draw a name. She picked Chrystal S!
We didn’t make it to 50 comments this time, but I did add some ribbon and primas since I was in a good mood…. DH just bought me a new Pontiac Torrent and I LOVE it! Pics tomorrow after it goes back to get cleaned!
Happy Memorial day, friends!
Love~ Angel

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It’s a GREAT Mail Day! Friday, May 25 2007 

I told you I had won a bit of blog candy myself. Well, it came today. It was from Lori at Inking Aloud and man alive was it good! here is what I received:
Can I just tell you that the can had 8 of the Studio G sets that I hadn’t seen here at my Michael’s, a bottle of Stickles, some FUN ribbon and primas. And it was HER birthday we were celebrating. Can she throw a party or what?
I’m hoping she won’t mind that I borrowed her picture. My camera needs a charge.
I’m feeling really good today compared to yesterday’s migraine. I think I’m going to add to my own blog candy after I get back from Michaels and Hobby Lobby (which will be after hubby replaces the starter on our van! ūüôā )

If you’re like me and have never used a Stamp-a-majig then head over to see Trudee who has the how-to on her blog- Follow Your Bliss.
http://trudee.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/05/25/friday-favorites-3/
It’s now at the top of my list of “needs”.
Happy Memorial Day weekend! I’ll be back on Monday to draw a lucky name.
Stamping Hugs~
Angel

Cards for the Troops Thursday, May 24 2007 

Do you know what Debbi is doing? She is collecting cards for our troops to send home to their loved ones. Yesterday I boxed up about 30 patriotic cards along with over 200 envelopes and sent them off to Debbi. Being a military wife, I know how extremely important it is for a soldier to stay in touch and connected to his or her family back home. I wish the best of luck to Debbi and others like her. God Bless!
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Debbi’s Blog: http://dddzstmpn.blogspot.com/

Jake’s Card Thursday, May 24 2007 

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You already know I love these papers by SEI. They’re from the “Grandpa’s Attic” line and I really need to go get some more. Paper is 50% off this week at Hobby Lobby, did ya know?
I decided to participate in the SCS Challenge after seeing Julia’s card- ¬†http://bellepapier.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/¬†
Would somebody teach me how to hyper link? LOL
This is Jake’s birthday card and it went out in yesterday’s mail along with his present.
There is absolutely no stamping on the card. I cuttlebugged the Birthday background and cut out one of the “Happy” sentiments from there. The astericks are also Cuttlebugged. A 1 1/4″ circle was scored and then added to the side of the small panel along with a screw head brad. The “Birthday” was just printed from my cheapie dymo labeler. It’s all pretty self-explanatory from there.
Stampingly~
Angel

Blog Goodies!!! Wednesday, May 23 2007 

Do you remember I gave out blog candy on my daughter’s 16th birthday on Friday the 13th (of April)? Well…. I thought it only fair to hand out more blog candy since my oldest son, Jake¬†is turning 21 on Memorial Day! And also because I believe in paying it forward. I’ve won a couple of blog candies this week myself.
So…. I decided to raid my cupboards and drawers and see what I had enough of to share! Because THAT is my favorite kind of blog candy. A little of this and a little of that. (What is your favorite kind of blog candy?)
So, here is what the blog candy is…
An unopened pkg of SU White Fun Frames & Tags (these were discontinued in the 05 catty I believe)
A pkg of 12 white tea tags
A Metal Edged Tag
Two Jumbo paper clips
Six spiral clips (2 copper, 2 silver and 2 pewter)
1/4 SU Sponge
A few yards of neat fibers and WHITE twill tape
One dozen primas in neutral colors
and a small Whitman’s Sampler because after all, this is CANDY!
IF I can go over 50 comments on this post I will also add at least 5 more things I know you’ll like!
So, what do you need to do? Simply click Comment below and tell me something about you and something you’ve found on my blog. That could be a project you like or a recipe or just a tidbit about my family. I’ll draw a random entry from all of the comments on this post using the random thingymabobber on¬†Jake’s birthday.
Have a great day!
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Where are the birds? Tuesday, May 22 2007 

Anybody else liking those cute bird stamps that are abundant at the moment?

Here are a few I’ve found:

Rhonna Farrer’s “Nature” set is available at:
http://www.stampdiva.com/anarlelemean.html ETA- Out of Stock
http://store.scrapbook.com/al-2502.html
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/shop.asp?derMars=12A1C8

Eclectic Paperie has “Feather Flourish” and some other cute chicks
http://www.eclecticpaperie.com/stacsetfefl.html

Stamping Online has Hero Arts “Sketched Bird”, “Bird with Long Legs” and “Decorative Bird” set and¬† Clear Designs “Tiny Bird Messages” and¬†“Bird Day Designs”
http://www.stampingonline.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=bird

Happy n Scrappin has some cool bird rub-ons:
http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=happynscrappin&query=bird%2C+birds&.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.happynscrappin.com%2Fnsearch.html

Addicted to Rubber Stamps has lots of birds including:
Magenta’s “Birds and Daisies”, “Comic Birds”, “Funky Bird Trio” and “Bird Border” Rubber Soul’s “Lovebirds”,¬†Savvy Stamps “”Two Birds”, “Bird on Egg” and “Thank you Bird” and Hampton Arts “Love Birds”. They have some cute birdhouses, sayings and even some adorable bird tracks!
http://www.addictedtorubberstamps.com

Sweet Miss Daisy- Anna Wight herself has some cute little chicks:
http://stores.ebay.com/Sassy-and-Sweet-CRAFTS
I love her Elegant Peacock at Whipper Snapper Designs:
http://www.whippersnapperdesigns.com/

Amuse has a few birds!
http://www.amuseartstamps.com/nature_rubber_stamps.cfm?ShowAll=Yes

¬†They’re not skecthed but Crafty Secrets has a Clear Art Stamp set called “Bird Notes” that is very vintagey!
http://www.craftysecrets.com/

All That Scraps has Gina K’s chickens!
http://www.allthatscraps.com

A downloadable bird template here:
http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/images/ftp_images/pc/2007/patterns/aprilmay/birdwatcher.pdf

Do you know of any more? I’d be happy to add them to my list!

ETA- Inkadinkadoo has a cute little bird found at Blackberry Paper:
http://www.blackberrypaper.com/inka.html

Magistical Memories has birds in chipboard Рtoo cute!
http://www.magisticalmemories.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=61

Small Stamp Tuesday, May 22 2007 

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I was reading Julia’s blog last week and she had some great ideas on using¬† small stamps. I CASEd her card changing up the images and made this b-day card for a dear sweet friend using a brand new set to me- “Doodle That”. I did not splurge on the “Doodle This” set. I may need it eventually…LOL
The image here is colored in with the new Sakura “Souffle” pens.
There has been lots of chatter about the Karen Foster Snap Stamps possibly being discontinued. These have been on my wish list forever so I promptly went in search of them. I was hoping to find the little Hero Arts sketched bird stamp I want so bad at the same online store, but alas I did not so I haven’t gotten him yet. I did find a cute stamp called “Bird Border” by Magenta. (I found them at addictedtorubberstamps.com!)
 So I got that instead along with 2 sets of Snap Stamps! I better get a job. I am spending way too much money! ai yi yi!
Have a great Tuesday!
~Angel

Tips & Tricks Monday, May 21 2007 

It’s Monday! How was your weekend? I worked on wedding invitations all weekend myself and got a lot accomplished! I learned a few things and thought I might share with you. The first thing I learned while rolling my “Leaves A La Carte”¬†jumbo wheel¬†onto vellum in white ink. I rolled about 40 pieces of vellum and since I didn’t want the paper to get inky from the white ink left over on my desk pad, I traced a piece of cardboard so I knew exactly where to put my sheet of vellum each time. The paper was clean there!100_2255.jpg
The second thing I learned while punching a slot. Initially I was going to use the SU slot punch. However, to get my slot where I wanted it I would have had a punch through 2 layers. I solved this problem by purchasing the Basic Grey Notch and Die Cutting Tool. It’s like an “Anywhere” punch. It was taking a LOT of elbow grease at first. And as many of you know, I have a bad back and it was not liking the force I was having to use. I tried placing a mouse pad under it, but found that was too soft and the cardstock tore. Then I found this left over shelf liner and¬†put it between¬†the cardstock and my cutting mat.
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What is your definition? Saturday, May 19 2007 

Angel Wilde —
[adjective]:

Visually addictive

HMMMMM……..
Does this mean I am visually addicted to things? That could be true since I want so many of the new stamps and accessories I see!

‘How will you be defined in the dictionary?’ at QuizGalaxy.com

For Beate! Saturday, May 19 2007 

Here is my submission for Beate’s sketch challenge. I needed a couple of graduation cards very quickly. (They are already late. ūüė¶ )It’s not my best work, but I killed 2 birds with one stone! Yeah for me!
Grad Cards

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