Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today is the last day and it's not to late!

I'd like to give a warm welcome to 2 bright ladies who have signed up to become demonstrators in my group! So please welcome Nikol & Selma! If you've been thinking about becoming a demonstrator there is still time to sign up and get the fantastic deal! Today is the last day! 15% off the starter kit as well as an extra stamp set of your choice from the catalog! Wow! Over $400.00 worth of products for $169.00, that's not a bad deal! You can sign up right online through my website. The password is Angela Riddell . Give me a call if you have any questions.

Today is also the last day to place your orders to have them still qualify for FREE sale-a-bration products. Orders can be placed by phone at 413-863-3166, by email at or on my online store at the above link. Click on shop now to enter the online store.

The project for today uses, yet another stamp set that you can earn for free only through today!
I have lots of chocolate chip and pumpkin pie scraps hanging around, due to these 200 invitations I'm doing. So I thought I would put them to good use.
Stamp set: Starring you (Free with a $50.00 purchase)
Ink: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
cardstock: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, whisper white, welcome neighbor designer paper (free with a $50.00 purchase)
accessories: striped chocolate chip ribbon, scallop boarder punch

That's it for today, have a great day and happy stampin!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Same tag, different project! & Only 2 days left!

So today I'm going to show you how else you can use the tag that I made yesterday. Ready,,,,,,,,,,,,
I added it to a card and made it part of the focal point of the card. Pretty cool, right? I wanted to add a layer of white behind my "tag" but alas my handcutting in not great and it looked pretty bad, so I decided against it.

I've used the same set, forest friends (free with a $50.00 order) as well as the scallop trim boarder punch (also free with a $50.00 order)!

There are only 2 days left to take advantage of sale-a-bration! Orders can be place by phone, email or online.
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tags for easter and only 3 days left!

Today I will be sharing a project with you that uses the same stamp as yesterday! I wanted to make some tags to put on the gifts for the girls easter presents and this is what I came up with.
Don't forget that this is one of the many sets that you can choose for free with an order of $50.00 or more now through the end of the month!

Angela's helpful hints:
-Pick a designer paper that you want to work with and then pull your color combination out of their.
-To make this tag I ran my mellow moss cardstock through the big shot die and then flipped it 90 degrees and ran it through again. What a great way to use the die in a different way!
-The sweet pea designer paper pack is perfect for a vast variety of occasions.
-running your cardstock through an impression folder in the big shot is a great way to add texture to your card and give it that extra special touch.

And here is what the entire stamp set looks like.

To place an order with me call me at 413-863-3166 or email me at

It's not to late to take advantage of my special for my facebook fans!

Tomorrow I'm going to show you something else that I did with these tags. You'll have to come back tomorrow to see!
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Easter bunny

So last night, I wasn't feeling well at all (with the sick kids and all), you can read the previous post to find out all about that. I had a really bad headache, so I took some excedrine migrain (LOVE THIS STUFF) and had a cup of coffee and you wouldn't believe how much better I felt. It was crazy. So when I got home from a school meeting, I was wired and ready to go, so I made some time for stamping. I know this is going to sound crazy, but I had to make and easy card to get back in the swing of things. It's been about 2 weeks sense I stamped last. So this card is very simple, but I stamped that's the most important part!
I got this stamp set (forest friends) for FREE. Did you know this is one of the many stamps sets that you can get for free, during sale-a-bration? I saw something really cute done with this stamp set, so I had to have it! Well when I got it the first thing I thought of was EASTER BUNNY, so I made this very simple easter card.
This card is a 3X6 card. I used a strip of designer paper from the good neighbors 6x6 designer pack (also free during sale-a-bration with a $50.00 order).

I stamped my bunny in chocolate chip, punched him out with my 1 3/8 circle punch. Added a circle scallop mellow moss cardstock behind it and popped it up on dimensionals. Added a strip of pretty in pink taffetta ribbon, stamped "happy eastser" from the well scripted stamp set and called it a night!

Don't forget about my special for my facebook fans! You can become a fan here.

Have a fantastic weekend and happy stampin!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Lack of posting due to sick kiddos.

Sorry for the lack of posting this week. I've had sick kids for an entire week now! I hope that we all get better very quickly.
Are you a fan of me on facebook yet? No why not. I have a special just for my facebook fans this weekend.
Follow this link to become a fan on facebook. Or on the right hand column of my blog you can click over right from the angelariddellstamps facebook fan button.
Make sure to tell all your friends too!

I'm hoping to get some stamping in here in the next few days, I'm having withdrawls!
Have a great weekend and happy stampin!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

supplies for 200 invites

Have you ever wondered what supplies for 200 wedding invitations would look like when they show up at your door. Probably not, I know. But I thought it would be neat to show you what it would look like, so here you go.

9 packages of 12x12 cardstock
14 packages of 81/2 x 11 cardstock
20 packages of square envelopes
20 packages of note cards w/envelopes
18 packages of snail refill
2 packages of dimensionals
1 roll of sticky strip
Getting everything cute and prepped on time: PRICELESS

That's it for today, have a great day. the sun has finally come out and I'm going to soak in as much of it as possible.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Placing an Stampin UP order

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that I will be placing an order Sunday night, so if there is anything you would like to add to the order just let me know by Sunday night at 7:00 pm.
Remember that this is the last month for sale-a-bration. So for every $50.00 you spend before s&h and tax you will receive a free item from the sale-a-bration catalog!
You can call me at 413-863-3166 or email me at to place an order.

Have a great day and happy stampin

Thursday, March 18, 2010

No posts for a couple days.

I just wanted to let you know that I may not post for a couple days. I will be back, probably by the end of the weekend.
Enjoy the fantastic weather that we are having.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

And they said yes!

Happy sunny Tuesday to you! I'm so excited because the rest of the week is going to be BEAUTIFUL. Sunny and high 50's low 60's. I'm so excited I could scream!
Today I have some wedding samples for you. I met with a bride & groom last night to discuss their wedding invitations and they said yes! They've decided on an invitation and I'm ready to start making 200 invitations for them! The supplies are ordered and I should receive them by the end of next week.
For privacy reasons, I had my downline Laura blur out the bride & grooms private information (thanks Laura). I thought I had photoshop, but I don't on this computer.
This is the invitatioin they picked. Needless to say their wedding is a fall wedding.
Here is a close up of the center of the invitation.

Here is what they chose for the outside of their invitation.

This is their reply card. We will be changing a few things on this, but it will look very similar to this.
And here are some thank you note options that I gave her.
And here is another sample that I came up with. This was just for me, to have a sample on hand. This is a pocket fold card.
Alright that's it for today, I'm going to go enjoy the beautiful day and my children.
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Color challenge # 4

Good morning everybody! How was your weekend? We enjoyed a great Sunday together as a family. It's the one day that we set aside to do only family things.
Today I have another color challenge for you. Please feel free to play along. Send me an email with a picture of your project using my color challenge and I'll post it here on my blog.
Color challenge #4 :
So saffron, Mellow moss, Chocolate chip, Whisper white
Here is the card I made last night for this color challenge. I was making it between watching desprate housewives. The card came together very quickly. I would say if I just sat down and mad ethe card all at one time it probably would have been an 8 min. card tops!
This would make a great masculine or female card. I used the stamp set four square, (did you know that this is one of the many stamp sets that you can get for free when you make a purchase of $50.00 or more during sale-a-bration! Hurry sale-a-bration ends at the end of this month!)
I softened the edges of the mellow moss cardstock and the designer paper with a sponge and my chocolate chip ink pad.
I used my 1 1/4 inch square punch and the square scallop punch for the focal point of the card. I stamped my image on mellow moss cardstock with chocolate chip ink. That's really stepping out of my comfort zone. I like to stamp my focal point onto neutral cardstock, but I really love the way this came out.
Well that's it for today!
Have a great day and if your in new england try to stay dry today.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Super sketch Saturday entry 1

Lucia, who also participated in my color challenge earlier in the week has participated in my sketch challenge. Her card has  a special twist to it, it opens differently! Check it out.

If you've played along with the sketch, shoot me an email with the picture and I'll put it up here on my blog.

Have a fantastic day. I'm off to spend the day with my family!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Super Sketch Saturday

Today my wonderful downline are getting their first SUPER SATURDAY SKETCH on our downline site!
I hope that they get the chance to play along. Seeing that this is our first saturday sketch I figured I'd keep it kind of simple. So I would love to have some of you play along as well. Anybody who does my super saturday sketch will get it posted here on my site, for everybody to see. The idea of a sketch is to give you a starting point and then you can take it where ever you want to fromt there. I needed a few thank you notes for some of my recent hostess so I thought I would put the Super Saturday Sketch to use and make some thank you's. The first one is kind of plain and then I sat there and looked at it and said hmmmm it needs something, but what is it? And then I figured it out. I added some dry embossing, by using an embossing folder and my big shot and it really added all the difference in the world to the card. I also moved the ribbon and the main image up just a little bit.
Here is the sketch for this Saturday.

Here is a pic of the first card.

And here is a pic of the 2nd card with revisions.

Please feel free to play along.
Have a fantastic weekend and happy stampin!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday on Friday!

On my downline site, Thursday's is Thankful Thursday. I ask them to tell us all something that they are thankful for and to make a thank you card and send it out to someone that they are thankful for. So yesterday during thankful thursday I made up a bunch of tags for my workshop and customer orders and I made up a bunch of gifts for my stamp club members. I love my stamp club, they are a lot of fun and I just want to let them know how thankful for them I am.
So I made up these paperclip bookmarks for my club members. These will go in with their orders when the order shows up next week. All I did was use my big shot machine to die cut the top note die and then used my word window punch to make the opening for the bookmark. I used one of the thank you stamps from the stamp set Thank you kindly. (did you know that this is one of the many stamp sets that you can earn for free with a $50.00 order through the end of the month!)
On the back of the top note die I wrote a personal note to each of my club members and each note is different.

And then I made a whole bunch of these super cute very thankful turtles tags. These will get tied on all my wokshop orders with a small note on the back.  (did you know that this stamp set is also one that you can get for free when you place a $50.00 and the great thing about this stamp set is that it's our Ronald McDonald house charities stamp set this year, which means that $2.00 for every set sold or earned for free will go to the ronald mcdonald charity.

So I'd love to hear what your thankful for!
Have a great day and happy stampin!
tomorrow will be super sketch Saturday be on the look out!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sse what I did with my riboon flower

 A few days ago, I showed you how to make a ribbon flower with our 1 1/4 striped ribbon, so today I wanted to show you what I did with it. Now before I show you the picture, I just want to say that I really dislike having my picture taken and this one is especially horrible, but my husband ( I love him dearly) is not the person to ask to take a picture of you. So don't look at me, just look at the flower.
Isn't it reallly neat as a pin. I think I'm going to make one into a hair tie for Kayla. I think it would  be super cute in her hair. If I make one I'll post a picture of it.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Color challenge entry 1

Before I start my post for the day I just wanted to let you know that I only have 2 spots left for my fun folds card class. If you would like a spot please either call or email me asap!

So here is an entry I received yesterday for my color challenge. This card was done by Lucia Dawe and I love the way she used the color combination. These tulips are so cute and guess what she made them with? The new bird punch, that's right can you believe that. What a great idea. And check out the ribbon, what do you notice? Yup she even embossed the ribbon. Thanks for playing along.
Remember,, if  you use this color combination, be sure to email me a pic and i'll post it here on my blog.
And here is a card I made using the same color combination. This is one of the projects that my club members did last night. It's called black magic with a twist, I got the idea from one of my very talented uplines Karen Barber. You should really go check out her work, she's uber talented!

That's it for today. I'm off with my little one to go visit a friend and I'm going to enjoy the sun while it's here!
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Color Challenge Today!

Today I have a color challenge for you. I have given my downline a challenge today and I figured I'd let all of you in on the fun too!  Anybody who participates will have their card uploaded to my blog.
Today's color challenge is a super fun combination. So if you would like to play along email me a picture of your project featuring my color combination and I'll add it here on my blog.

The colors are rich razzleberry, old olive, so saffron & whisper white.
Have fun with it and tomorrow I'll show you a card I did with this color combination.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy sunny Sunday!

Oh my goodness, it is so beautiful out this morning! The sun is shining brightly and it's supposed to get into the high 40's maybe 50's today. We are off to spend the day as a family, but I thought I would do a quick post before we go.
Today I have a sympathy card to show you. I've said it before and I'll probably say it again, but I don't like to make sympathy cards, they are very hard for me to do. And this one happend to be for a guy that my husband works with. Guy sympathy cards are even harder, you don't want it to be to fancy and not to cheery and you want to make sure that you have just the right words on it.
When I went to make the card last night I realized that I don't have much for masculine designer paper. Luckily I pulled out my sweet pea designer paper pack, that pack has everything in it, masculine & feminine papers.
I picked a designer paper (okayed it through my husband) and then pulled my other colors for the card out of that piece of designer paper.
I used chocolate chip, so saffron, whisper white & mellow moss. This is a color combination that I have never tried before, but it makes really great masculine cards. I'll have to use this color combo again.
Because this is for a man I really wanted to give it clean simple lines, nothing to fancy.

The thoughts & prayers stamp set is really perfect for Get well cards, Thinking of you cards & Sympathy cards.

I added a strip of designer paper to the inside too and added one of the sentiments from thoughts & prayers stamp set. I've actually never paid much attention to this saying before, but it's such a nice saying, perfect for this card.

Alright, that's it for today. I"m off to spend the day with my kids & husband! We have some really fun plans for the day.

Have a great day and happy stampin!
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Monday) is stamp club. If you would like to join us and see what club is all about, please call or email me by 6:00 pm tonight to let me know. (I only cut supplies for those I know will be coming).
Please bring your adhesive.

Friday, March 5, 2010

March workshop project!

Today I have my non-card project to show you. This is what I will be doing at my workshop tonight. It is 2 peppermint patties dressed up and put in a cellophane bag and finished off with a very simple bag topped that was cut out with the big shot and embossed with the big shot! Cute, easy and quick the best type of project!
I'm glad spring is almost here. It means that I can start pulling out these pastel colors again.
Angela's helpful hints:
- using the circle scallop punch, 1 3/8 circle & 1 inch punch these peppermint patty holders come together in a snap. The 1 inch circle punch is perfectly sized to punch out this super cute bunny from the eggcoutrements stamp set.
-The eggcoutrements stamp set is made to match a varitety of our punches! I love when Stampin up does that for us.
-The big shot and top note die makes a perfect bag topper. Did you know that folded in half the way I have the top note die it fits the med sized cello bags and folded in half the other way the top note die fits perfectly on the small size cello bags
-These would be perfect gifts for school mates, friends at your office or anybody who just needs a quick pick me up.

There is still time to host a workshop in March and earn sale-a-bration benefits. Give me a call or email me if you would like to set up a workshop.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

come to stamp club on Monday!

It's beautiful & sunny today and we didn't get any snow last night so that makes me a very happy girl!
Today I have a sneak peek of one of the projects that stamp club will be doing on Monday. If you are interested in checking out club come join us. Visiting club is a great way to see if it is something your would be interested in joining. I have a new club starting in June so this is a great time to "try before you buy" so to speak. Non club members are welcome to come for a $5.00 supply fee. But if you make a purchase of $25.00 or more then your supply fee is waived! If you are planning on joining us please let me know by Sunday at 5:00 pm. Please bring your own adhesive with you.
Did you know that club members receive hostess benefits for being part of stamp club?

Did you know that stamp club members learn at least 2 new techniques at each club meeting? Last month club members learned 5 new techniques. 3 techniques on one card and 2 on the other.

I hope you consider coming to check out how much fun we have at stamp club!

There will be no Angela's helpful hints today seeing that this is a stamp club card. I like my club members to get the chance to learn the technique first.

So I hope that everybody has a fabulous day!
Find some time for yourself today!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ribbon flower tutorial today!

Good morning everybody! I hope your day is off to a great start. Today I have a tutorial for you today on how to make a ribbon flower. They are super easy to do and the results are just stunning.

Step 1: Pick your ribbon (I've used our 1 1/4 inch striped ribbon here). With a needle and thread stitch all the way down one side of your ribbon, using an in and out stitch. Make sure the end that you started stitching on is knotted!
Step 2: Gently start pulling the thread. Start at the end still attached to the needle. Pull until it is as tight as it can go. It will start to form the flower shape all on it's own.

Step 3: Fold over both ends of the ribbon so that the ends of the ribbon are on the back of the flower. Add a couple stitches on the back of the flower to keep the 2 ends together.

Step 4: You can leave the flower just like this or add a brad or button to the center of the flower.
These flowers are beautiful on cards or scrapbook pages, but they would also make beautiful hair ties for little girls, or I would add a pin back to it and use it as a pin.

I've offered this ribbon share before, but I will offer it again for the rest of the month for anybody who did not get to take advantage of it.

Product Share of the Month!
1 1/4 striped ribbon & 3/4 polka dot ribbon

You will receive 3 yards of each of the ribbons shown above. That's 45 feet of ribbon! Wow. The ribbon share is $16.00 and if you need the ribbon shipped it will be an extra $3.00 for shipping.

Ribbon share

That's it for today! If you're one of my facebook fans you'll get an extra sneak peek at card #3 for my fun folds card class! Spaces are filling up really quickly for this class. Register soon so you don't miss out on all the fun!

Have a great day

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fun folds card class - card #2

Here is another card that we will be doing at my upcoming fun folds card class. Spaces are filling quickly for this class, so if you want to attend, please make sure you register quickly!

There will be no Angela's helpful hints today as this will be a card at my upcoming class.

Have a great day and happy stampin!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fun Folds Class

Fun Folds Class
Thursday March 18th
6:30 pm
Class fee: $20.00
Registration with payment due by: March 10th

Come join us for a fun night out of learning new fresh ideas for making cards. We will be making 4 different cards all with different folds to them. No normal cards at this class.
Please bring your adhesive, dimensionals & sticky strip.

Register a friend and pick a prize out of the prize basket.

To register, call me at 413-863-3166 or email me at

Hope to see you there. It's going to be lots of fun!

Have a great day & happy stampin!