... just a few of the many things I MUST get done!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Specials for November from The Angel Company

The Angel Company has released a list of stamps that will be retiring as of December 28, 2007 (last day to order from the current catalogue - new catalogue will begin shipping on January 7) I will have a copy of the list for everyone who comes to TECH SQUAD on November 12 or November 14. Please be sure to let me know when you would like to come! Also, there are some paper collections retiring - and they have been discounted! Those collections include: Bella Flor pg 19 $10.00, Kaleidoscipe Brites pg 22 $10, Surf Shoppe pg 31 $3.50, Simply Spooky pg 32 $3.50, Vintage Holiday pg 33 $3.50, Whimsey Blossoms pg 34 $3.50, Finger Paints pg 36 $3.50, Country Cottage pg 36 $3.50, Metropolis pg 36 $3.50, and Lap of Luxury pg 36 $3.50. These great bargains begin on November 1.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Countdown to Christmas Calendar class

CLASS - at Wendaful Scrapbooks, Temple on Friday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m., Fee is $15. Come make this calendar with suggestions for improving your holiday season, as well as that of your friends and family. Each day is a match book with folder with a suggestion for making the holiday season more cheerful. poki plans to make a PERSONAL scrapbook from these suggestions!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I "allowed" myself ...

When my friend Freddie pointed out this stamp while we were visiting a store in Ft. Worth last July, I knew immediately that I had to have it. I've thought about the quote ever since, but had not used the stamp until I created this background with marbles for my monthly TECH SQUAD meeting last Wednesday! I knew that the marble painted background would be the perfect compliment for this quote. These cards (I have to make a few more!!) will be my submission to the eclectictARTs "I've been published" swap which we do every month. Paula Kay will be submitting them to a publication (don't know which one) for possible publication sometime next year!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Donations for Auction at Killeen Retired Teacher's Association

As many of you know, poki is a retired school teacher from Killeen (my youngest students that I taught my last year at Peebles are now in the 4th grade!) My faculty gave me my first year's membership in Killeen Retired Teacher's Association. That was the year that KRTA starting having an auction in the Fall to raise money for our book fund and scholarship fund. During the previous school year, we gave 3 college scholarships: two went to KISD paraprofessional employees who were continuing their education to become teachers, and the third to a young man in his second year at UT who had first received a scholarship the year before when he graduated from Ellison High School. We also donated about $2,000 worth of books to children in KISD who otherwise might not own a book! I feel like these are both worthy endeavors on the part of our organization, and I try to support them when I can. For 3 previous years, I have requested handmade cards from my friends - and they never let me down. I can tell you, there are many retired teachers in Killeen anxiously awaiting this year's batch of handmade cards from "poki & friends." Last year's cards raised approximately $110 for the fund (not bad since the auction only raised about $700. My friends Paula Kay and Debra have donated everytime I have asked - and I have received donations from them already this year. The auction is on November 12, so I have set a DEADLINE of October 31 for collections. If you would like to donate some handmade cards, any theme, please call poki or e-mail her ( I grouped cards by theme this morning and I already have 25 packets, thanks to Debra, Paula Kay, Heather, Cathie, and one other person whose name escapes me at the moment (she was in my class with Heather at I Scrapbook during August, and we talked about the auction, and she volunteered to donate cards - and left them for me in my class project drawer at I Scrapbook!) I will be making a book donation to the Peebles School library (where I taught) in honor of these good friends who have helped me once again with this project! Thanks to all of you, dear friends one and all!

Our "Mystery Hostesses" in October!

The Angel Company has been very generous with their hostess awards - DOUBLE - during October, and it has allowed me to be very generous with my customers as well! My mystery hostesses for Copperase Cove High School Crop on National Cardmaking Day are: Belinda P, Jody S., Kathy G., Angie B., and Heather A. Heather picked up her order, and got her reward last night. Other orders are scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, October 16 in Copperas Cove. My TECH SQUAD order has been posted to Angelnet (late last night) and I was able to reward 8 shoppers: Becky S., Pat W., Pat A., Karen B., Debra R., Julie Mac, Arlene D., and Heather A. Hopefully, that order will arrive early next week When order arrives I will deliver as quickly as possible. (I have a little more time next week - I overbooked myself this week, and I'm feeling the "crunch" but just a couple more days til NAP DAY on Monday!) Thanks for your business, ladies! Being an angel is just more fun!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Great "National Card Making" Day in Copperas Cove

I was a vendor at a scrapbooking/cardmaking event at Copperas Cove High School on Saturday, Oct. 6 - had a great time! Met some wonderful new crafters, saw some old friends! (thanks to friends from Cove and Kempner who hosted and invited me - Kathy G, Lynn C, Mary S, Angie B), and won a RAFFLE prize for a item I actually didn't already have - an Ellison TAG-A-LONG! With the great DOUBLED HOSTESS AWARDS during October, I was able to share HOSTESS AWARDS with FIVE of my customers on Saturday! Congratulations to Heather A, Angie B, Jody S., Belinda P, and Kathy G! Your "Mystery Hostess" award will be included when I deliver your order to you - hopefully, no later than October 16 (I'm planning to be in Copperas Cove that day anyway - to meet with my friend Pam H to deliver her last order, and have lunch!) TAC has gotten pretty quick on turn around of orders! And our order has been placed! (Thank goodness for the INTERNET - it makes life interesting, especially when it works! smile!)