Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holiday Christmas Card Class

On November 5th, 2011 we will be holding our annual Christmas Card Class.  We will be creating 12 different winter and/or Christmas themed cards.  Come and check out all the new specials, stamps and accessories our new company, Close To My Heart, has to offer! Enjoy a day filled with fun, friends, and holiday joy!

Contact me for more information!

Introducing Our Silver Lining: Close To My Heart

As many of you already know, in August Mary & I received very sudden and shocking news - The Angel Company was going out of business. We were surprised and saddened, as we were gearing up for another great year full of fun and exciting classes.
After careful consideration and looking through all our options, we decided the best option was to sign on with Close To My Heart as Independent Consultants. We were just not ready to give up on our stamping & classes!
Close To My Heart has some wonderful features that we knew we could work with and share.
They carry a broad selection of not only stamps, but amazing pattern paper, cardstock collections & accessories! Probably one of the greatest features of CTMH is all of their stamps are clear mount stamps - NO MORE INDEXING OR CUTTING!. You are ready to create the day you receive them in the mail! Close To My Heart also has a ton of products for those who focus mainly on Scrapbooking; with coordinating pattern paper, cardstock, markers, ink & accessories! Finally, one last feature, and one of the best, is the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. One Cricut Cartridge designed especially for CTMH that has over 700 image shapes & coordinates with many of our current stamp sets. You also receive 3 sheets of chipboard shapes, & 3 stamp sets that coordinate with each other and the cartridge.
Interested in hearing more? Contact me for a Close To My Heart Catalog! Also, check out my website for more information - www.ctmh.com/stacyjayne

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Angel Co. Final Farewells Blog Hop

With the recent closing of TAC - Angels over at PaperWings have joined together for a Final Farewell Blog Hop.  I started with The Angel Company back in 2009 and have enjoyed each and every moment.  Not only was it a way to spend more time with my mom ;) but it was a great way to meet new people! Below are some of my favorite cards that I've made with past TAC stamps - some old and some new!

Stamps - Summer Boys, Savvy Sayings
Paper - Pop Rockz

Stamps - Spring Flowers, A Blessing to Me

Stamps - Circles & Sentiments
Paper - Miss Moxie

Stamps - Cheery Thoughts
Paper - Tutti Frutti

Stamps - Squirrley Girl
Paper - Pop Rockz

This last card is one I made with one of my favorite sets, Enjoy the Ride, from the last catalog. It's hard to imagine going on without such amazing stamps and products - however, we will all find a way to get by! My time with TAC has been awesome and had I known then what I know now I still wouldn't change a thing! Hope you enjoyed my cards - now it's time to enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.  Click on each of the links below and check out all the other Angels creations! Prepare to be amazed!

Julie: http://www.juliesstamppad.blogspot.com/
Seleise: http://www.amethystcat.blogspot.com/
Rita W.: http://www.handmadebits4u.blogspot.com/
Donna: http://www.lakesidestamper.blogspot.com/
Chan: http://www.purpledfly.blogspot.com/
Mary: http://www.marysangelinspirations.blogspot.com/
Angela K. http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com/
Laura: http://www.thecraftysister.com/
Barbara: http://www.stampingwiththekamperstampr.blogspot.com/
Trudy: http://www.trudystreasures.blogspot.com/
Shirley: http://www.glitteredpaws.blogspot.com/
Wendy: http://www.wendyswhimsyandwit.blogspot.com/
Carol: http://www.stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Rita K. http://www.ritasangels.blogspot.com/
Chelsea: http://www.inkystamps.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://www.angelatmydoor.blogspot.com/
PaulaKay http://www.angelstampingwithpk.blogspot.com/
Ginger: http://www.rubberstamped.blogspot.com/
Teresa: http://www.mamapickle.blogspot.com/
Maria: http://www.meastamper.blogspot.com/
Angie: http://www.creativeinkspirations.com/
Deb Miller: http://www.creamcityangels.blogspot.com/
Diana: http://www.memorycrafter.blogspot.com/
Betty G.: http://www.stampinteacher.com/
Christine: http://www.christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/
Sandy A. http://www.inkingofyou.blogspot.com/
Char: http://www.pawsn2stamp.blogspot.com/
Diane H. http://www.thesmilinstamper.blogspot.com/
Chris F. http://www.allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/
Rita H. http://www.ritaholmes.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

TAC is hanging up their wings

As some of you may already know, we have recently received very sad news from Mischelle at The Angel Company. Below is the message we received as well as what is posted on The Angel Company home page.

It is with great sadness that I must announce we are hanging up our wings. These past several years our industry has faced enormous challenges and as a result, we have seen many companies close their doors. We continued to hope we could see The Angel Company through this recession and back into prosperous days and we held onto this hope as long as we could.

One of the largest challenges affecting each of us is our industry not being able to support all of the direct sales companies in our field. Even in a healthy economy, we are a niche market trying to compete for a very limited number of distributors. As a small company, this has been a grueling challenge for us. Times are tough for everyone ~ in direct sales and retail environments.

I would like to thank each of you for being a customer and Angel these past years. Indeed, it has been a pleasure to serve you.


I plan to continue blogging and sharing with you my creations in hopes that it will continue to inspire you! We are also planning (Mary & I) on continuing our "hostess group" with just a few minor changes. If you would like to know more about this group or are interested in joining let me know!

Thank you all for making my time with The Angel Company a success and I am grateful for the friendships made while being a part of this company.

Please note - previous links to TAC including specials etc. will no longer work.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hostess Club Cards

Here are two of the cards we did for our Hostess Club this past week. Check out Mary's blog www.marysangelinspirations.blogspot.com for the other card as well as some cards she has made using some of the NEW sets out of our catalog.

The first card uses one of my favorite new stamp sets - Enjoy the Ride. I used some of my old Caboodles Cardstock (However, each one is a coordinating color to the NEW Smoothies Cardstock!) The Smoothies coordinating colors are Caribbean Breeze & Raspberry Splash. I also used Brown & White CS & the Catelynne Fly With it Collection Pattern Paper. I colored the image with the Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils & blended w/ the Blender Pen; added some Antique Copper Brads and some Sheer Brown Ribbon. LOVE this card!! :)

The second card is a very simple and basic card - however I love the way it turned out! I used a set from our Fall Supplement - Be Lifted. I stamped the Kite image on White CS, (Using Lavender Sachet & Noir Palette Ink) colored the bows w/ a purple Colored Pencil & added some sparkle with a Glitter Gel Pen. The saying I stamped again w/ Palette Ink - Lavender Sachet & Noir for the bottom. I then mounted the White CS onto some Purple from the Maggie CS Collection, & mounted that piece on Black CS w/ Pop Dots to add a little dimension. The card front was finally mounted onto a White CS Card Base. Wha-La! To see another version of this card - which inspired me ;) check out this link where they were challenged to create NAKED - or single layer - cards! www.paperwingsonline.com

I hope you enjoyed these cards! Stay tuned as I hope to begin making some Christmas cards for our Christmas in July Challenge over at The Angel Co.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wedding Cards

Here are some pictures of a few wedding cards I made last week.

The first one I used one of my favorite sets, For My Tweetie, Noir Ink, Black, White & Blue CS, Sheer White Ribbon, Copic Markers (B41, YR68, RV14) & a Glitter Gel Pen.

This next card I used the same basics as the first, Cardstock, Copic Markers (B41 & N1) & Ink. I also used Blue Ribbon, the Scor-Bug Embosser & Scor-Buddy. The stamp set is one which used to be a hostess set in our last catalog & they brought back as one you can purchase which is so exciting since this set is so versatile! The set is called Simply Sweet.

This last card is my favorite. I had a specific wedding in mind where their colors were black and purple, so I used Black, Purple & White CS. I embossed the Damask Backgrounder image with White embossing powder using the VersaMark Pad & saying stamps from the first set, For My Tweetie. I finished the card off with Sheer White Ribbon & some BLING - stick on rhinestones.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

2011-2012 Inspiration Book - ONLINE!

If you're as excited about the new Inspiration Book & Catalogue as I am you'll be happy to read this post! The Angel Company has been kind enough to create a low-resolution copy of our Inspiration Book online for web viewing! Check out the link below! Make sure you have a pen and notepad ready, your wishlist is sure to get longer! This book is amazing - a little bit of something for everyone!

Stay tuned as I will post when our hard copies are available! If you are interested in ordering or have any questions let me know!

The Angel Company - 2011-2012 ON-LINE Inspiration Book