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

Friday, November 21, 2008

Whimsy, Wintery Vintage Sets

From December 1 - 31, 2008, you can select any number of the following TAC or Mabelle R.O. vintage stamp sets released from the TAC archives for a limited time only! may you enjoy these whimsical, wintery vintage stamp sets this holiday season. (poki has a printout which shows actual size - you can see it on December 10 at TECH Squad!)

Wonderful Winter Wishes

We have a new SPECIAL PROMOTION starting on December 1, 2008 and lasting until February 2, 2009!
Customers may purchase any or all of these new sets at a reduced rate with a qualifying $30 purchase! New sets in order as they appear below: Interact $6.75; Souls Kisses $9.75; Early Bird $13.50; No Place Like Home $16.50; or Barn Yard Birthday $16.50
Hostesses may choose Interact instead of Level A
New Angels receive a $50 bonus in T-Coded stamp sets!

Because being an Angel is just more fun!

November TAC order

I will be delivering the TAC November order on Monday, November 24! Please let me know if you will not be home during the day so that I can make other arrangements.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Order scheduled to arrive

I just received word that my TAC orders from last week will arrive on Tuesday, Nov 11 - I'm glad I will be able to secure it in my house before I leave for Denver early Wednesday morning. Deliveries will begin on Thursday, November 20 (Killeen/Harker Heights /Copperas Cove bunch)

If you would like to follow my trip to Denver, you can check it out on


I hope to have some photos published by Friday morning. (We arrive about 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night, and our hotel has WI-FI!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

November TECH Squad

Our TECH Squad meeting for November is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 or 5:30 p.m. Our topic - Sketches & More. We will make 5 cardfronts designed by the sketches found on page 3 of the catalogue/inspiration book!
Please bring
adhesive of choice
Palette Burnt Umber pad (if you have one)
RSVP as soon as you can. I will be away from home, but still computer-connected from Monday a.m. until Wednesday about noon. Mom is having her second cataract surgery on Tuesday!
Since the most recent turn-around time from TAC was 6 days, you can expect delivery from me after I return on November 19 from my trip to Denver! (I'm so looking forward to it!)

Friday, October 24, 2008

TAG Card design

I will be attending the Texas Angel Gathering in San Antonio on November 7 - 8. Our project this time is a "shoebox" kit. Each Angel attending the event, designs a card and supplies the paper and embellishments in a kit. I finished my card the other night! I am amazed at my creative output this week since I have DEADLINES! At the moment the deadline is Nov. 12 (when we leave for Denver for a week) but I believe I will have some of my post Denver stuff done before I go! (Since my first deadline after returning on Nov 19 is on Nov 21, I guess I just better stay geared up!)

Here is the card I "created" for TAG - it's hard to tell from the picture, but it is the z-fold card like we made in May at TECH. I just changed the shape of the front art!

In my production frenzy, I have completed all of the projects for November TECH, and have started putting pieces together for December! AMAZING!
Be sure to RSVP for November TECH Squad on Nov 5 at 2:00 or 5:30 pm so that I will have an accurate count! Thanks!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Butterfly Project

One of my customers sent a link to The Butterfly Project at the Holocaust Museum of Houston, thinking it might be something that I would want to partcipate in - and she's right! I will definitely be adding a piece of artwork in an effort to help them have 1.5 million butterflies for their exhibit in 2012! Check it out, and participate if you can!

Fabulous weekend

I just "returned" from a fabulous weekend Retreat with the HOTS Club. (It's hard to say returned, because I spent my nights at home!) As always, it was a well-planned, well-executed event. Our routine is in place - we follow what has worked before, and everyone has a great time!
I was able to finish two projects - a butterfly calendar for a prop swap gift exchange at Texas Angel Gathering on November 7 (you will get a chance to see than one at the next TECH Squad) and a Lighthouse calendar as a birthday gift for a friend. The Butterfly calendar was entered in the art show, and came really close to winning a prize! Will post a picture when I have uploaded them to the computer (The cameras are still packed and sitting just inside the front door - today I must put all that stuff away!)
I was glad to see that the Hilton Garden Inn (where the Retreat is held) now has FREE WI-FI so I was able to keep up with e-mail, etc. Didn't get much digital scrapping done, but I was able to show some of my projects to friends. There was actually another table of 4 where 3 of 4 worked digitally for the weekend! Hopefully by the next Retreat, I will have plans in place so that my entry in the ART SHOW will be created digitally/shown digitally! That's my goal by March 6 - 8! (The dates of the next HOTS Club event)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Paper Bag Book class - change of date!

I have had to move the PaperBag book class to Wednesday, October 29. (I have to take Mom back to the eye doctor on Oct 22) Class will be at 5:30 p.m.

If you are interested in taking the class, please RSVP by Friday, Oct 24 so that I have time to cut all the pieces needed for your book.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New PINK Bind It all

The manufacturers have now redesigned the Bind It All tool to have a PINK body style. The tool looks and works exactly the same, yet has a couple of new features. The new design is able to punch through thickers material, and has an extension on the paper guide bar and plate. It is now a soft PINK instead of the original turquoise blue. The packaging that the product will arrive in is also slightly different. The new color helps to distinguish the newer version of the Bind It All from the older versions. The new Bind It All pricing will be $80.95. The Angel Company will no longer carry the older version blue Bind It All, effective immediately!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Participation Bonus

Just a reminder - if you attend TECH Squad on October 15 (new schedule!) you will get a participation BONUS - the project CARDS that are in the FALL SUPPLEMENT! They are really cute and PRINTED just for you! See you on October 15.

Heart of Texas Bazaar - Sat & Sun

Don't forget the Holiday Bazaar this weekend at the Killeen Civic Center. If you place an order of $30 or more, you will receive a LEVEL A hostess set of your choice, and 2 GWP stamps! And we'll do a cute make - n - take too! Just in time for "spooky" gift giving!

Change of Schedule for October TECH Squad

My mom is finally going to have her cataract surgery on October 14 (for one eye), but that means I will be with her at the Doctor on Wednesday, October 8 which was supposed to be TECH Squad day. I have rescheduled TECH Squad for October 15 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (I need a little extra time on the 15th since I will spend the night at mom's on the 14th so TECH will be a 2:00 p.m.) "Home Paper Bag book" will be on Octboer 22 at 5:30 p.m. only! "Abundance Book" will remain on October 29 at 5:30 p.m. only. November TECH will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. so that I can go to Denver the next week!'
Please RSVP as we normally do so that I can be prepared. I especially need to know if you want to do the "Home Paper Bag Book" - it takes a little longer to prep!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Heart of Texas Bazaar, Killeen Civic & Convention Center

I will be participating as a vendor in the
Heart of Texas Bazaar
at the Killeen Civic & Convention Center
3601 S WS Young Drive, Killeen, Tx
on Saturday, October 4
from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
and on Sunday, October 5
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Angel Company has some
which you can take advantage of during this event.
(SOTM, DOUBLE DIP Hostess Promotion! Fall Supplement!)
I will also have a
FREE Make - N - Take project!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Project cards

The Fall Supplement includes some GREAT project ideas using the stamp sets in the supplement. poki will be making her customers who attend October TECH Squad on October 8 a set of the cards from the Fall Supplement (since I won't have any to give away - I have one for everyone to look at, and the supplement can be seen on line!) If you RSVP for October, you can expect a set of the cards to add to your TECH file!

I really liked these little circle cards made with a new set called seasonal icons T3015 $21.95 in the Fall Supplement. These would make great gift tags for Christmas, birthdays, etc - and the idea could be adapted to make gift tags for almost any occasion with the use of other small stamps. The Valentine heart is approx 1 1/4" tall - largest acrylic block specified 1 1/2 x 4"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Check out my new header

I made the new header for this blog with Penelope paper from the cover of the Fall Supplement, and some sunflowers by a designer named Joni Gray (I love her work, and have been collecting it for about six weeks now! You can see lots of her digital creations at

If you are interested in digital scrapbooking, check my other blog

to see what I've been doing this summer!

I still love to cut and paste, but digital scrapbooking is great fun, TOO!

Fall Supplement is on the website today!

You can now see all the stamps of the impressive Fall Supplement on The Angel Company website

Check them out and let me know if you CAN'T WAIT UNTIL October 8 to order. (I think I can't wait ... and will be placing an order soon!)

Saturday, September 13, 2008


The Fall Supplement begins sales on Monday, September 15. It is full of GREAT new stamps, and GREAT new ideas as well! Can't wait to share it with you - here's the cover art!

The project featured on the cover is a 3 x 3 Mini Chipboard Book (p 103 $1.95) paper is Penelope (p 14 $6.95) and a new set from the Fall supplement ($16.95)

Double Dip - Hostess promotion starts Sept 15!

WOW! We are doubling our hostess awards beginning September 15! Enjoy TWO SCOOPS of FUN this fall with The Angel Company and double rewards!

Customers benefits - TWO GWP's with every order of $30 or more
Hostess benefits - Extra hostess free sets, and half price items!
New Angel benenfits - an extra $50 stamp bonus.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

KRTA Auction coming soon!

Each year during the month of November, the Killeen Retired Teacher's Association hold a silent auction during our luncheon meeting. 100% of the funds raised from this auction are used to purchase books to give to childrend in KISD. Last year, we purchased and distributed over 2000 to children in Killeen - any my friends and I contributed to the funds needed to purchase these books, by donating cards to be auctioned off to raise money for the Book Fund. I normally package the cards by theme in groups of 5 cards + envelopes. I place a minimum of $3 on these card packs, but generally they are hotly contested items and raise well more than the minimum requested bid!
If you would like to help me with this project, please bring your donations to poki no later than October 31 (October TECH Squad day would be perfect - October 13) I will then arrange the cards by theme and package them for the auction!
Not only will you make a group of chldren happy - they'll get a book of their own to keep! - but these cards also make a group of RETIRED TEACHERS very happy as well. They love our handmade cards! I've had members tell me as early as January, following the auction in November that they NEED more cards! Please help if you can!
If you can't make it to TECH Squad on October 13, but would like to donate cards & envelopes, please let poki know by phone or e-mail ( She will be happy to pick up your donations!
Thanks for your consideration and generous donations in the past and future! poki

Friday, September 5, 2008

Class - Mini Book Bonanza! Sept 24

Mini Book Bonanza Class
Wednesday, September 24
Fee $15
2:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
RSVP by Sept. 21
This class is designed to teach the mechanics of creating these three books. Patterned paper used may vary on the projects you do in class. All patterned paper by The Angel Company.
Tutti Frutti Pocket Book
with ribbon binding
3 x 4" cover

Hemingway Meander Book
2 x 3" cover

JOY accordion book
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 cover

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

TECH Squad to meet

Our monthly TECH Squad meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept 10 at 1:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to reserve your spot for this FREE mini book class. (by Tuesday, Sept 9)

Items to bring (if you have them)
Palette burnt umber (or other brown) ink pad

Here is the cover of the mini book - it's a cutie inside too!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

September SPECIALS

There are some great promotions coming from The Angel Company during September.

Don't forget - you can still order the "Would You Like to Meet Woodrowe?" Limited Edition set until September 2
Let me know if you have decided you want this promotion - I think I will be doing one more order before the end of the month! ENDS 9/2/08
Bella Flor appears to still be available at $10 per set

New for September -

SOTM: I remember when TAC2822 set of 9, $13.95. There is a picture in the side bar, but it won't be posted on the TAC site until September. Don't forget this special requires a $30 minimum purchase to qualify! STARTS 9/1/08

"Fall in Love with Sydney" Limited Edition set - $34.95: You get Sydney Circle Album kit (retail $8.95) Sydney Circle tin (retail $2.95) Penelope SWIC (retail $6.95) Penelope ribbon (retail $4.95) and a Limited Edition stamp set (retail $19.95) STARTS 9/5/08 - 9/30/08

The newsletter that Angels received also showed some stamp sets that will be new in the FALL SUPPLEMENT! Angels have an opportunity to "earn" some with net sales during September. (that's how I keep my "poki's choice" basket filled!) No info yet about when we might see that FALL SUPPLEMENT available to everyone! I will keep you posted!

Angel Newsletter arrived

and thanks to my good customers, I again made the
TOP 20 in sales for the company during July!
Thank you so much for your continued support of my business. I also see that Annette (my 2nd line up) and Kelly (my 3rd line up) are in the TOP 10 for group sales in July! We all contributed to their success as well!

Paula Kay - my manager - was the winner of one of the Angel contests. You can see her award-winning project on Her project is the first one on the left, top row!

Our orders have arrived

Our August TECH Squad order has arrived. My week has been very busy with family issues - we had a death in the family, the funeral was yesterday. My next trip to Killeen is planned for Monday, August 25 - I will be delivering for Beckie, Diana, and Cathie! (Beckie, I will leave yours for you - you can pay me the difference next month!)

Debby can pick up her order any afternoon after work - I should be here on Thursday and Friday afternoon. Call before you stop by just to make sure!

Arlene & Freddie will have orders delivered to Bunco on Tuesday at Kay's house!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

TECH Squad

It is time for TECH Squad again - August 13, at 11:00 a.m. , 2:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP for the time slot you wish to attend.

We are doing projects with a brayer, so bring one if you can!

See you soon.


Monday, July 28, 2008


TAC SURPRISE boxes become available on Friday morning - $75 for a box full of items no longer available in TAC catalogue (wonder what it might be) The promo says $150 retail value, but I'm guessing it might be more than that - it was last year! Check out the promotional flyer here:
If you want me to order one for you - I have an order going on Friday morning about 9:00 a.m. Let me know before that time if you want one! I'm ordering one for me, one for Belinda, one for Amanda!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Limited Edition Woodrowe Stamp Sets

a - z alphabet Limited edition set o f39 retail value $19.95 - part of "Would you like to Meet Woodrowe?" set

from a - z Limited Edition set of 58 retail value $39.95 - part of "Would you like to Meet Woodrowe?" set


Delivery of product from July TECH Squad order will begin on Tuesday - four of you will be at my house for BUNCO on Tuesday morning. After Bunco, I will call and start delivering to Killeen on Tuesday evening.

Thanks to all who shopped with me during June!

Thanks to you - I was in the "Top 20" in Sales for The Angel Company nationwide for the month of June! I put being in the "Top 20" on my "top 5 to do" list for this year! Also on that list is to be eligible to be promoted to TEAM LEADER. In order to make that dream come true, I need two more recruits before Seminar in June 2009. Anybody want to talk to me about joining this great company?

E-newsletter arrived! Special news!

The e-newsletter for Angels arrived in my inbox on Friday with some interesting new specials announced. One is a SUPER SURPRISE BOX filled with retired product from The Angel Company. Heather & poki each purchased a surprise box during last year's special, and we were both extremely please with the merchandise that was included, and the retail value of that merchandise! This year's promotion is a box of surprises listed with a retail value of over $150 for a $75 purchase. These are available August 1 - 15, or while supply lasts. If you want one, let me know and I can order it on August 1 for you! Better chance of getting one that way!
The second special is called "Would you Like to Meet Woodrowe?" Woodrowe is our new Keepsake Album kit! The special includes
Woodrowe Keepsake Album Kit retail $14.95
Antique Copper Hardware retao; $4.50
Willoughby/Woodrowe ribbon set retail $4.95
Reece/Woodrowe ribbon set retail $4.95 (both Willoughby and Reece match the Woodrowe kit)
From A - Z Limited Edition stamp set (available ONLY until Sept 2 in this special promotion)
A-Z Alphabet Limited Edition stamp set (availalbe ONLY until Sept 2 in this special promotion)
All this wonderful product with a retail value of $89.95 can be yours in this SPECIAL PROMOTION for $49.95 Special runs August 1 - Sept. 2.
And don't forget "Just Dreamy!" special Limited Edition set available July 15 through August 15 with a $30 qualifying purchase! Price is $7.95 for a set of 6 stamps.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I LOVE being an angel! Ask me why!

If you LOVE products from The Angel Company, like I LOVE products from The Angel Company, NOW is the time to consider joining this wonderful company! Our Starter Kit is very reasonably priced and we have a GREAT Bonus for NEW ANGELS who enroll now during "Convention Season" (In case you didn't know, TAC will be attending TWO Great American Scrabpook Conventions in the near future, and this package was designed for people who sign up during the convention, but it is being offered to anyone who applies to be an Angel between July 21 and August 11, 2008! )

In addition to the regular package of supplies which each new Angel gets in their starter kit, there are three add-ons, you choose one!

Simply Stamps - Choose an additional $50.00 worth of T-Coded stamps from the Fall/Winter 2008 Inspiration Book & Catalogue!


Kit & Kaboodle - Receive one (1) of each of our fabulous paper kits: (Retail value $50.75)
Sydney Circle Album Kit
Woodrowe Keepsake Album Kit
Natalee Accordion Album Kit

Pemberley Bay Matchbook Kit
Rockin' Roxie Matchbook Kit


Gung Ho! - Choose one (1) $19.95 T-coded stamp set, one (1) $15.95 T-Coded stamp set, and three (3) Soar With it Collections (paper collections worth $6.95 each) Retail value $56.30

I would be very happy to sponsor anyone who wants to become an Angel. Just contact me by e-mail or phone (check back of your catalogue for needed contact information!), and we will talk about the great benefits of BEING AN ANGEL! Now is a great time to join this growing company, either as an active Demonstrator or as a hobbyist!
As an added BONUS from poki and Paula Kay - we are planning a TEAM MEETING to be held in Temple on Saturday, September 20! We are preparing 6 projects from our recent TAC Seminar in Wichita, Kansas. Since PK and poki were the only Team members who were able to attend, we wanted to share the wealth of inspiration provided by TAC! The TEAM MEETING fee is cost of supplies only - we haven't figured out the final total, but that information will come soon! Join our TEAM - you won't regret it!

Friday, July 11, 2008

My OPEN HOUSE survey

So far I have found 7 surveys completed by guests at my OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday. It wasn't a TEST - although a few people agonized like it was a test! smile - I really just wanted information about where you would like to see our projects go. There were 6 questions, 5 of which gave me valuable insight into the future of the TECH Squad. Here is what I discovered, and will work to include these in future TECH Squad plans!

happy day p. 64
butterfly swirls p. 53
simply divine p. 62
wild for you p. 55
no bunny like you p. 49
flutterby p. 43
(My oldest favorite - we used it a couple times last year,
and it will be out again in August!
decorative corners p. 27
(This one is new to this catalogue,
but I already have it! - I liked it too!)

I own all but one of those sets, so I will work on incorporating them into future projects!

Amberley Grace p. 22
Catelynne p. 68
Toodle Loo p. 54
Miss Moxie p. 30
Winchester p. 42
Winchester was my favorite until the Spring & Summer '08 introduced Amberley Grace! We have used all but Toodle Loo & Catelynne in projects this past year, but I will continue to plan on using these collections you love!
Penelope p. 14
Willoughby p. 18
Angelee p. 50
Reece p. 98
That's all of them, so I guess you want to try them all this year! I'll work on that!
Looks like I have some HOMEWORK!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thanks to my TOP TEN participants

I've been evaluating the data I have on my customer list, and have arrived at a list of my TOP TEN participants during the year. These are people who attended TECH Squad or classes with me! I'm working on a surprise for these participants, but with all the preparations for painting the outside of the house - surprise, I didn't get done! I'm hoping the suprises will be ready for you next delivery!

(is really 11 customers)
11. Diana (7 events)
10. Arlene (7 events)
9. Debby B (7 events)
8. Pat W. (8 events)
7. Becky S. (8 events)
6. Beckie (8 events)
5. Jacque (10 events)
4. Paula Kay (10 events)
3. Karen (11 events)
2. Cathie H. (14 events)
1. Heather (16 events)
WOW! Thanks, ladies, for a great first year as an Angel! I look forward to lots more fun!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bella Flor SPECIAL

The Bella Flor SPECIAL is apparently still available. Regularly $19.95 on SALE for $10.00! Get some before it's gone forever!

A promotion and a contest!

The Angel Company has posted a SPECIAL for July - check it out. It is a smaller version of the angels that were in the Seminar 2008 set! There are 4 angels + 2 sayings for $10.95 with a qualifying $30 order between July 15 and August 15, 2008. Check it out here:
There is also a contest that customers can register to win (register only once!) Our luscious baby collection called TOODLE LOO (used to make the cute book that is currently displayed on the TAC Homepage) The prize package has a retail value of $54.80 - and you could be the winner. Register before 11:59 p.m. on July 31! Check it out here!

Friday, June 27, 2008

A "Rising Star"

My manager and friend, Paula Kay, received a "Rising Star" Award for her many accomplishments in The Angel Company during the last catalogue year, one of them being the 11th highest sales in the company! Congratulation, Paula Kay! You deserve to wear that crown!

One of the most interesting projects I saw at Seminar!

This was I believe the most impressive project that I saw at Seminar - I can wait to make one! I know just what photos I want to put in it - the lighthouses from May 2008 trip to Atlantic Coast. The palette used in this project is one of my favorite collections - Hemingway! I've already ordered the decorative corners T-2940 $10.95, pg 27. First orders from new catalogue will begin shipping on July 1, so if I'm lucky enough, I will have even more new product to show you when you come to the OPEN HOUSE on July 9.

Inspiring Idea!

Check out this INSPIRING IDEA on page 74 of the new TAC catalogue! It comes complete with instructions on how to make one for yourself or a gift!

We got a chance to check out some of the catalogue features up-close-and-personallly during our morning session on Friday, June 20 at the TAC seminar!

Four Generations of Angels

Paula Kay and poki attended our Upline's Team Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kansas. This picture shows FOUR GENERATIONS of ANGELS: left to right

poki, Paula Kay, Annette, Kelly

It was nice to finally meet Kelly. I met Annette in 2007 - everybody meets Annette, don't you know!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bring a FRIEND to poki's OPEN HOUSE

poki wants to reach out and inspire more crafters this year with the beautiful Inspiration Book created by The Angel Company, so ... bring a FRIEND who has never BEEN to Tech Squad at poki's and you will both WIN! Please RSVP for you and your friend!
This is one of my favorite Make-N-Take projects from Seminar - the sample in the photo was made with a new stamp set (T-2962 - poki has it!) and Amberley Grace (poki's favorite SWIC!) poki's sample was made with a new SWIC called Willoughby! It is gorgeous! I know you will love it too, when you see it - and I hope to put it in a MINI BOOK BONANZA this FALL! (Sept or Oct) Come and see it at poki's OPEN HOUSE on July 9, 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to come, so I can have enough product ready for the project!

TECH Squad for July - OPEN HOUSE at poki's house

Our new catalogue is just loaded with unique products and project ideas, and I can't wait to share it with all of you! My OPEN HOUSE will be from 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 - it's a come and go! or come and stay as long as you want! We will be doing one project that I have been begged to do - so you shouldn't miss this opportunity to see our gorgeous new catalogue. Place an order of $30 and you will receive your catalogue FREE!
JUST A NOTE OF CELEBRATION - This is post 150 since July 11, 2007 when I started this blog (very early in the morning! on a TECH SQUAD day!)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Just placed my first order from new TAC catalogue

Our new catalogue is beautiful, well organized, with great inspiration on every page. I came home with so much inspiration for projects, I just can't wait to share them with you. I will have out all 15 of the projects we worked on at Seminar in Wichita when you visit for my Catalogue Reveal OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, July 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., come and go. Stay as long as you want. Look at the catalogue, ask questions, do a project with poki! Place your first order with the new catalogue! (My first order went out on June 23 - first day available!)

New things to check out:

4 new Soar With It Collections (5 sheets + tags), also new cardstock, ribbon & hardware to match!
Penelope - dark and sophisticated
Willoughby - teal and brown - used for everyday and holiday projects too
Angelee - a beautiful pastel, grown up images - no baby-stuff with this pastel
Reece - burgundy, ivy, tan & brown, no holiday image, but great for Christmas projects.

3 new project kits
Sydney - Circle album kit (matches Penelope)
Woodrowe - Matchbook style kit with lots more embellishment options including pocket pages (matches Willoughby)
Natalee - accordion book kit (matches Angelee)

7 new Clever Lever punches, including oval, both scalloped and plain, flowers, new sizes of square & scalloped circle.

35 new stamp sets - great variety! I know you will find some that you just MUST have right away!

A carrying case for the Scor-pal

Zutter Bind It All hardware - new colors and sizes; also clear album covers!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

We're home!

It was a long day, but Paula Kay and poki arrived in Temple about 3:20 this afternoon. I'm home, the car is unloaded, and I'm ready for a NAP (but have to go to Wal Mart first!)
We did so many great projects - I can't wait to share them with you. I will post some pix when I get them loaded on my desktop computer in the morning! I just know that you are going to love the direction that The Angel Company is going! Great new kits, more luscious papers, 35 new stamp sets and some new tools and embellishments as well!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday's Work/Play

Fearless Scrapbooking Break out Session project with Shayla on Saturday! Paper is Miss Moxie!
Friday was a busy day here at The Angel Company Seminar 2008. Michelle Smith, the owner of the company, gave the Welcome Address - all her own (she didn't let anyone know in advance what she planned to say - not even her husband Kevin!) Our afternoon was spent with 3 Break Out classes, and 10 Make-n-Take projects. I was admazed to finish all of the projects with 30 minutes to spare. I even beat Paula Kay! Amazing!!!

Saturday has 4 Break Out sessions - we had one before lunch, and 3 more this afternoon. Will post pictures and information when I get home!

Talk to you again later tonight!


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Visit to Mrs. O'Leary's Mercantile, Old Town Wichita

After we arrived in Wichita about 3:15 p.m. and checked into the Hyatt, Paula Kay and poki went to a very eclectic stamp store in Old Town Wichita called Mrs. O'Leary's Mercantile, part stamp store/part gift shop. There was an AMAZING amount of merchandise in the store. Of course, we had to check out the CLEARANCE room - we both found things for projects to come. We also went back on Thursday evening for Make-n-Takes and then had dinner downtown at Old Chicago! Seminar officially begins on Friday at 8:30 a.m. We're all really anxious to see the new catalogue - and get to do some projects using new products. Will post again on Friday evening with pictures of samples.

TAC Seminar

Paula Kay and I arrived in Wichita about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday - easy, but long, drive! I have swapped all the cards that I made, so my "swap frenzy" is over for the weekend! Seminar OFFICIALLY begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning. PK got to see the new catalogue for about 7 minutes during the CLUB MED lunch, but they took it back! We get our catalogue to keep at the General Session in the morning. Tomorrow will be spent in Make-n-Takes and 3 Pull-out sessions. They have arranged it so that we can do EVERYTHING if we want to! I hope that is true. I will photograph what I can and send pix later. I got wi-fi from T-Mobile through Sunday morning when we leave! More to follow!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Even GREATER news!

There will NOT be surgery for poki on Wednesday! Dr. Smith (the hand surgeon) changed the diagnosis - and the change requires watching and waiting a little longer. If you want to know more, I'll tell you later, but for now I will be watching and waiting. The great part is NO SURGERY next week!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Great News

I found out today that orders from the NEW Angel Company catalogue will begin being accepted on June 23, not July 1 as I told you the other day at TECH! If you just can't possibly wait until July 9 to see the new catalogue, give me a call so you can come by and check out the new catalogue and begin your collection! (Remember that I will not be home on June 25 or 26 - surgery on 25, and going home to spend the night and next day at my mom's house in Killeen!)

Friday, June 13, 2008

I found something new

Please check out the link called "Life is a Beach" on the right hand side of the blog. I will take you to Bubbleshare where you can view all of the pages in my waterfall paperbag book called "Life is a Beach!" I will be adding future albums to my blog when I return from seminar. If you are interested in making this book sometime this summer, let me know and we will schedule a time to make it after July 9!


TECH Squad order

Our order from Wednesday will arrive on MONDAY, June 16 about 3:00 p.m. I will try to bring orders to West Bell County on Monday evening - will call you! (Cathie, Diana, Heather, Yvonne, Beckie H) East Bell Co will be delivered on Tuesday p.m. (after my appointments at S&W). (Jackie, Becky, Freddie) I will deliver Mary's to her when we have lunch on June 23.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I've updated SOTM for July

Since I won't be placing another order in June - unless someone is desparate for something that is retiring! - I've updated the SOTM on the sidebar for JULY! There apparently will not be a VINTAGE SOTM in July 08!

Thanks for a fun day!

WOW! We had a great day playing with Walnut inks - thanks for joining us! I am hoping that product will arrive in time for delivery before I go to Seminar (we leave on Wednesday at 6:00 a.m.!) but if it doesn't, you can expect delivery on June 23 - my first day back from Kansas!
While I am at Seminar - please allow me to update you on the new product and projects via this blog. If I can get connected with "greenie" - my own computer - I will add pictures, etc., but I know I will definitely be able to send text. Be watching for it!
Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thanks to my friends from Kempner

Thanks for the great class time we had on Monday! I am working on the Texas book for you for the Fall! See you soon!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

SNEAK PEAK - available to order NOW!

The Angel Company provided a sneak peak at a new set that will be in the catalogue which will be revealed on JULY 1! The set includes 13 images and costs $15.95! BUY one at TECH on Wednesday, June 11 and receive a SURPRISE from poki! You can also see a card made using this set on the HOME PAGE -

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We have a "Retiring List"

The TAC e-mail newsletter arrived either Tuesday or Wednesday in my mail box. It contained a list of stamp sets that will discontinue as of June 30, 2008. If you haven't ordered these, and want to - please have your list ready for our TECH Squad meeting on June 11 (that will be my next order!) poki

Discontinued List from the Spring/Summer 2008 Catty

T-2746 A God Thing Page 26
T-2660 Abundance Is Page 36
T-2333 All Season Skinnies Page 53
T-2680 Animal Blocks Page 75
T-2604 Autumn Smiles Page 92
T-2265 Be Page 80
T-2181 Be Authentic Page 86
T-2656 Beach Fun Page 55
T-2605 Beautiful Place Page 31
T-2358 Birthday Buggies Page 67
T-2321 Blossom Builders Page 21
T-2515 Buggie Christmas Page 99
T-2202 Calendar Page 69
T-306 Chicken Scratch Page 87
T-2573 Distressed Designs Page 37
T-2124 Diva Dresses Page 81
T-2619 Don't Bug Me Page 56
T-2755 F is for Family Page 19
T-441 Faith Hope Love Page 95
T-2283 Fanciful Flowers Page 27
T-2562 Fangtastic Page 91
T-2650 Forget Not Page 34
T-2623 Friendly Goblins Page 90
T-2611 Friendly Note Page 76
T-2791 Giggly Goblins Page 92
T-2328 Hang Loose Page 54
T-2728 Happy Celebration Page 69
T-2713 Happy Holiday Squares Page 101
T-2769 He Said She Said Page 87
T-2406 Heart-itude Page 38
T-2325 Hip Hardware Page 37
T-2370 His Angels Page 40
T-2794 Jolly Jack-O-Lanterns Page 92
T-2704 License To Chill Page 102
T-2560 Lily Pad Pond Page 56
T-2375 Little Inspirations Page 41
T-2615 Live Inspired Page 40
T-2372 May Your Merry Page 100
T-2548 Mini Sampler Page 69
T-2334 More Season Skinnies Page 53
T-2578 My Favorites Page 81
T-2874 My Spiritual Journey Page 41
T-2821 My Story Page 88
T-2649 Needed Numbers Page 45
T-2661 Nurture Your Soul Page 43
T-2643 Old Friend Page 43
T-2357 Pals Page 51
T-2858 Party Notes Page 68
T-2690 Party Time Page 69
T-2683 Playful Paisley Page 75
R-2027 Pretty Posies Page 76
T-2540 Ragdolls Page 85
T-2774 Remembrance Page 18
T-2797 Retro Christmas Page 100
T-2788 Retro Halloween Page 90
T-2787 Retro Reindeer Page 100
T-2789 Retro Treaters Page 90
T-1232 Rub A Dub Page 81
T-2353 Sassy Cats Page 51
T-2712 Sentimental Boxes Page 75
T-2152 So Girly Swirly Page 61
T-2288 So Silly Page 45
T-2639 Stipple Bet Page 32
T-2221 Sweet Sayings Page 87
T-2695 Swirly Seasons Page 88
T-2327 The Buzz Page 50
T-2800 The First Thanksgiving Page 92
T-2618 The Only Thing Page 95
T-2566 Tip Toe Page 33
T-2602 Too Spooky Page 92
T-2301 Truly Blessed Page 27
T-2360 Wedding Wishes Page 14
T-1205 Wishing You Page 69
T-2569 Write It Page 33
T-2823 You Are Mine Page 38
T-2809 You're A Hoot Page 17
T-1203 You're Invited Page 69

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The order will be here tomorrow

Late today I discovered that our order from TECH Squad should be arriving with UPS on Friday p.m. He usually gets to my house about 2:00 p.m. I will be ready to sort, and get on the road to make as many deliveries as I can:

Copperas Cove bunch - to Ingrid's house

Killeen -Heather, Beckie H, Cathie H, Ashley to I Scrapbook

Harker Heights - Diana, Pat

Temple - Jacque

Debby will pick up her order from my porch while I am gone on my "whirlwind" delivery trip!

Thanks, ladies! The checks are going in the bank Friday a.m.

Be sure to check out my vacation blog

See you! poki

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's Tuesday already ...

There has been NO WORD about our order shipping. Paula Kay told me today that she has not received her order that she placed on May 2, so I'm thinking that the orders I placed on May 9 early will not ship and arrive in time for delivery before I go on vacation! I will be home on May 31. If I haven't been able to deliver your order before that, I will sort on Sunday, June 1 and begin delivery on Monday, June 2! I will also hold checks until Monday, June 2. (except for Cathie who told me to put it in the bank on 5/15 anyway!) I will also e-mail each of you personally about this issue!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A FIRST for The Angel Company

The Angel Company will be represented at two sites of THE GREAT AMERICAN SCRAPBOOK CONVENTION this year (Grand Rapids, MI and Chattanooga TN - not Arlington TX - probably because of the timing so close to our Seminar in June!) Although I'm sure none of us will be traveling to these conventions in July and September, if you go take a look at the class offerings in Grand Rapids you can get a PEEK at some new paper that will be in our Fall and Winter catalogue!
JUST COPY AND PASTE THIS URL - the link didn't work for me!

The classes that TAC has scheduled are
Friday 10:30 Pocket Full of Fun
Saturday 8:00 Everything
Saturday 10:30 Life Thoughts Mini Album

Check these out to get a PEEK at coming product. I hope that we will see these projects at Seminar in June in Wichita, Kansas!

Just a peek ... new stamps sets for Fall and Winter

TAC let us have a peek at some new sets that will be available in the Fall & Winter catalogue! I plan to order them as part of the Brilliant Beginnings bundle for Angel Demonstrators, so I should have them along with some new papers and project packs to show at the JULY TECH Squad meeting. These sets will not be available for customers until July 1, but I thought you might like to see them!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

TECH Squad was!

Thanks to all of you who turned out for my May TECH Squad meeting! There were 17 total during the day! With 11 ladies here for the evening, poki was really very busy! I am hoping to try a new schedule for the summer, starting with the June TECH Squad day, currently scheduled for June 11. (providing I don't have my Pre-Op appointment that day!) There will be 3 sessions during the day -
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
I'm hoping that you will find a time that works for you for June, July, and August! Dates for July and August will be selected following my surgery on June 25! (I don't expect them to be different from our normal scheduled second Wednesday, but ... I will need to wait to see how my hand progresses following the procedure before I commit to anything!)
For those who don't know, I will be having an out-patient surgery on my right hand (my stamping hand, of course) to remove 3 cysts that have developed on the tendon! I noticed the first one about 3 weeks ago, and it has grown quite quickly, and been joined by two others on the same tendon! I was able to get into Orthopedics quickly (within 8 days of my visit with the Dr at S&W Killeen Clinic - which is amazing!) I requested that the surgery be postponed until after my vacation (May 17 - 31) and after my Angel Company Seminar in Kansas (June 18 - 22) so first available date was June 25. The Dr. told me that he will want my fingers moving immediately after surgery, stitches will be out in a week, and rehab on the tendon will need to begin as quickly as I can (I will be back to stamping ASAP!)
June - Walnut Ink projects! (see new schedule above)
July - OPEN HOUSE 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Come and go! One FREE Make-n-Take August - Inspiration is bound to happen soon! (see new schedule above)

Monday, April 28, 2008

The specials are just TOO TEMPTING!

If you have been tempted by either of the special promotions that won't begin until May 9 (I have!!!) then possibly we will want to wait to place our TECH Squad order on May 9. I can be sure that it gets in before business hours on the the 9th, so it will get packed that day (I hope) and be here no later than Wednesday, May 14! If it comes by the 14th, I believe I can get it delivered before I leave on vacation!
If you don't want to wait, I can place two orders, but we will want to make sure we can maximize the orders to get the best deal on shipping and awards!

Your memories have met their "match!"

The Angel Company has created a Limited Edition stamp set "True Wealth" to be included in a special Pemberly Bay Matchbook promotion. In this package you will receive a Pemberley Bay Matchbook Kit (retail $8.95) True Wealth stamp set pictured below (Retail price $19.95) and a Rockin' Roxie Matchbook Kit (retail $8.95) - all for the unbelievable price of $28.90! This special will be available May 9 - June 16 only! Such a deal!

May 08 promotion!

During 2007, this bright and beautiful Class Soar With It Collection, Bella Flor, was retired from the TAC catalogue. While supply last it is returning as a May 2008 Special promotion. It's regular price was $19.95, but while the supply lasts it will be priced at $10.00. That's amazing for this beautiful collection, perfect for Mother's Day or Spring projects. Be sure to order it at TECH Squad on May 7, so you can have this beautiful palette to play with!

New promotions for May!

Another new set of "Big on Fun Limited Edition" sets - these stamp sets are smaller than the originals, but on $2.95 per set with a qualifying purchase of $30. They will be available beginning May 9! If someone at TECH really wants them I can wait to place your order on May 9, but it may or may NOT arrive in time for delivery before I leave for vacation (on May 17)! They are available through June 16, so we can also get them at the June TECH Squad day!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I am pleased with my progress

I have my Family Frame class ready to go - just waiting for my 3 friends at 1:00 p.m. next Wed., April 30 (Diana, Cathie, & Karen) and my 5 friends at 5:30 p.m. (Lynn, Mary, Kathy, Kim & Beckie) to come on out for the fun!

I also stayed up LATE last night after class and worked on kits for TECH Squad on May 7 - I have designed all the cards, finished cutting kits. All that's left is to organize the supplies, but that has to wait until after Saturday's crop at Copperas Cove High School, and also has to wait until after the class on Wednesday.

But I'm amazed ... I'm usually working on kits the day before! Can't wait to share these fun SCOR-PAL projects with you. Please remember, if you have a Scor-Pal bring it along to TECH Squad on May 7. You will enjoy the projects so much more if you don't have to wait to use a Scor-pal. Also bring adhesive for your card-making! We will be doing 5 samples, 3 finished cards, and a folder to carry it all home!

See you soon! poki

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Birthday List Journal class TODAY

The class for the Birthday List Journal is today at 5:30 p.m.
April 23 5:30 p.m. - Jacque J, Lynn C, Kathy G, Kim F, Mary S, Diana K

Don't forget the Crop at Copperas Cove High School on Saturday, April 26! See upcoming events on right side for contact information!

Heather came out on Saturday to do the Family Frame - I really like the look with the die cut word! And I'm happy to report that Mike was able to find the acrylic frame pieces at the Home Depot at Howard Lane in Austin (down the street from the Dell Factory where he works) so I now have enough pieces for the class on April 30. Both the Killeen store and the Temple store were OUT OF STOCK. If he hadn't found them yesterday, I would be spending Thursday doing a tour of Home Depot stores between here and Austin! (and that are lots of things that I would RATHER do!)
April 30 1:00 p.m. Cathie H, Diana K, Karen B
April 30 5:30 p.m. Beckie H, Lynn C, Kathy G, Kim F, Mary S

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Are you out there?

I was hoping my friends and customers had been reading my blog, and would come up with the "words to know" on April 9. Sad to say no one did!!! I have all those great PRIZES I made just going to waste!

I passed out an information sheet to my participants yesterday with some links to Angel Company sites that might be of interest to my customers. For those who didn't make it, I am posting the list here as well. Be sure to check out these great project pages:

Spring Supplement - it shows all the stamps sets and the project card ideas. (If you have trouble downloading the card pages, e-mail poki to have them wing your way!)

Savvy Projects - This is Michelle Smith's bog (she is owner of The Angel Company) She has been posting some great projects and ideas lately!

Demonstrator Contest winners - The Angel Company hosts a contest every month for demonstrators, although we prefer to be called "Angels." Contest winners are posted here:

Featured Art Work - more great project ideas using TAC product.

We were "showered" with flower projects

I had a great time sharing my flower projects with the TECH Squad yesterday. I really appreciate the customers who came out on such a dreary day! I hope your day was brightened with the flowers. It was fun!
Orders were completed about 9:30 this morning, and the product should be winging it's way to us shortly! I will get it delivered as quickly as I can.
I've started making decisions about which of the many ideas I've found for the scor-pal we will be completing on May 7. I will need you to bring your scor-pal with you when you come to TECH Squad on May 7. I will be checking with participants to see who has the tool, so I will know how many I will need to borrow from friends who have them, so that everyone can work at the same time. I have found some really fun projects and samples for us to create! Hope you can join us!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Thanks to all participants

Thanks to all of you who supported the Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club's Spring Fling at Pirtle Elementary School in Temple yesterday. We had a great time! Thanks especially to my new customers and class participants. I look forward to continuing to inspire and support you in your creative endeavors! Let me know how I can help you have more fun!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I posted the SOTM and VINTAGE stamp sets on March 26

Be sure to look back on this blog to see those sets! Your $30 qualifying purchase, gives you the opportunity to purchase one or all of these: Stamp of the Month, Vintage Stamp of the Month, Limited Edition Stamp sets.
Don't forget that our Celebrate! special continues through April - all Hostess Awards are DOUBLED, and Gift With Purchase stamps are also DOUBLED. It would be a great month to host a FUNshop!

Limited Edition Special - starts Monday, April 7

We have new LIMITED EDITION sets of stamps which TAC will begin selling on Monday, April 7 (TECH SQUAD participants will be eligible for these! )

With a qualifying $30 purchase you can buy one, two or all four of the special stamps at $2.95 per set.

One of our Mystery Hostesses may get a set FREE for a $100 party!

These sets are just a little smaller than their original versions - which can give you variety if you own the other sets too!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


When you come to TECH on April 9, tell me you've read this PRIZE entry for a surprise! Words to know: Texas is turning blue! (You must know these words to get your surprise!) If you cannot come to TECH SQUAD on April 9, but you see me at the HOTS Club event on April 5, I'll have your prize if you know the "words to know!"

Birthday List Journal

CLASS - Birthday List Journal

Wednesday, April 23 - 5:30 p.m.

Cover paper and insert color may vary! All projects will be done with Amberley Grace Soar With It Collection from The Angel Company and matching Bazzill cardstock.

Fee $15

RSVP as soon as possible

Squash Book Class

CLASS - Squash book

Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m.

COVER ART will be different!

Fee $12

RSVP as soon as possible!

New Class added - "Life is a Beach"

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting an opportunity to make my "Life is a Beach" paperbag book, I have scheduled it for two sessions in MAY! (I KNOW, I said it would be June, but it's MAY!)

Saturday, May 10 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. OR
Wednesday, May 14 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Special Events during APRIL!

poki will be participating in two events during April

Saturday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club crop at Pirtle Elem, 714 South Pea Ridge, Temple. Tickets $25 includes lunch contact Terry Jackson, for more information and tickets.

Saturday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., sponsored by Project Graduation/Drama Dawg Boosters at Copperas Cove High School. Event will be held at Copperas Cove High School Tickets $20 contact Mary Streckel for more information and tickets.

TECH SQUAD meets on April 9

poki's TECH SQUAD will meet on Wednesday, April 9 in two sessions - 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. We will be creating a "Shower of Flowers" during this session! RSVP as soon as you can!
"Celebrate!" - we certainly will continue to celebrate during April - it is FINALLY Spring, and Texas is turning BLUE!!! The Angel Company is rewarding faithful customers with DOUBLE HOSTESS AWARDS during April, and DOUBLE GIFT WITH PURCHASE STAMPS (with qualifying $30 purchase - it can be the same $30 that qualifies you for SOTM and Vintage sets) Mystery Hostesses have a $20 qualifying purchase - but I think you will ALL get lucky again! (So far, I've been able to give EVERY qualifying MYSTERY HOSTESS a prize during 2008! - and poki got a few too! Thanks for your business!)
poki has some classes scheduled for April also: April 16, 5:30 p.m. - Squash book, (Tutti Frutti) $12; April 23, 5:30 p.m. - Birthday List Journal (Amberley Grace) $15; April 30, 5:30 p.m. - frame (Juliette) $18. RSVP for these as soon as possible so that poki can order supplies as needed.

Vintage Stamp of the Month - April 2008

This is the Vintage Stamp of the Month which can be yours for $6.95 (with a qualifying purchase of $30 - the same purchase qualifies you for either or both of the Stamp of the Month sets!) Just click on the image to see a larger view!

Stamp of the Month - April 2008

This is the April '08 Stamp of the Month, which can be yours for $6.95 (with a qualifying purchase of $30) Just click on the image to see a larger copy!

Monday, March 17, 2008

CELEBRATE Promotion will continue through April

The TAC promotion called CELEBRATE will continue through the month of April. That means Gift With Purchase Stamps are doubled (two for every $30 purchase) Also, hostess awards are doubled! A $100 order will net the mystery hostesses two Level A sets and two Half Price items. During March, I have been able to reward everyone who is eligible for a Mystery Hostess award! I hope to do the same during April. It's a great time to host a FUNshop or catalogue party. Let me know if you are interested!

TAC order from March Tech squad

The order from March 12 TECH Squad is here! My car is in the shop so I'll be home on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings! Call me if you have a chance to come pick up your order!

I have a pair of orange handle Fiskars shears left on the table at TECH SQUAD on March 12. Are they yours?


Spring Fling - Central Texas

poki will be participating in a one-day Scrapbooking Crop sponsored by the Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club.Spring Fling @ Pirtle ElementaryApril 5, 2008

Please join us for
Spring Fling - Central Texas
at Joe M. Pirtle Elem School,
714 South Pea Ridge, Temple
April 5, 2008 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
a scrapbooking event sponsored by
Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club

Your $25 ticket price will include generous table space, complimentary snacks & beverages, baked potato and salad lunch at noon, a chance to win door prizes, contests and tons of fun! We have 60 spaces available. You will also enjoy having shopping on site with our vendors. What a package!

Everyone is invited to bring something for the silent auction, new or gently used scrapbook supplies, or your handmade creations. The Pirtle PTA will receive at least 50% of all money raised by Silent Auction. Sellers have the option of keeping 50% of money raised on items in this auction! We are also planning a Raffle of a HOT new scrapbooking item! The proceeds from our silent auction and Raffle will be going towards new playground equipment for the school.

For ticket information, please contact:
Terry Jackson, Site Coordinator

Tickets by mail Terry Jackson
7325 Bluegrass
Temple, Texas 76502
Make checks payable to Marilyn Hernandez
Where & When - Joe M. Pirtle Elementary
714 S. Pea Ridge
Temple, Texas
April 5, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Three classes scheduled for April

I have just scheduled three class for April - all on Wednesday's at 5:30 p.m.

April 16 - "Squash" book, made with Tutti Fruitti, Fee $12
April 23 - Birthday List journal, made with Amberly Grace, Fee $15
April 30 - Flat Frame, made with Juliette, Fee $18

In order to have materials needed for the classes, I need RSVP by 4/1/2008 (so I can order additional supplies!)

I hope to get project pictures posted by this weekend!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Spring supplement

March may be "roaring" at us - but Spring is not far off! (My redbud tree has been blooming for over a week now!) And with Spring, comes the Spring Supplement from The Angel Company. The supplement has some great new stamp offerings, and a COOL NEW TOOL - the Crop-a-Dile II called the Big Bite! It will begin shipping from TAC on April 1! Check out the beautiful new stamp sets - I couldn't resist, I ordered a couple last weekend, and they are due for delivery today!
Just to add the "hook" (if new stamp sets and the Big Bite didn't do it!) TAC is hosting a promotion called "Celebrate!" As part of that promotion TAC is DOUBLING ALL HOSTESS AWARDS and GIFT WITH PURCHASE stamps! If you place a $100 order, you would normally receive a Level A set and a 1/2 price item (along with 20% discount on items up to $150 additional) During CELEBRATE the Level A hostess set, becomes 2 sets, and the 1/2 price item becomes two 1/2 price items. This means we can have LOTS of mystery hostesses! ($20 purchase required) If you purchase at least $30 during March or April, you are eligible for two GWP stamps! (The 20% discounts are not doubled - these are not normally in my mystery hostess awards, only on FUNshop orders)
March or April would be a great time to invite your friends over for a FUNshop! Or host a catalogue party-in-a-bag! Let me know if I can share some inspiration with you!

Order from HOT Bazaar

Hello Stamping friends,

If you placed an order during the HOT Bazaar last weekend in Killeen, those orders are scheduled to be delivered this afternoon. I will begin delivery as soon as they arrive. I hope to follow this schedule:

Friday - Stephanie (at work); Cathie H - 12:00 noon at Killeen WM
Saturday - Pat W (we're going to Austin together)
Tuesday - Arlene (at lunch)
Thursday - Gretchen (at Paul's) Ashley (at work), Margarette N., Carrol S.
Margaret, Dawn (I'll call you)


TECH SQUAD - March 12

It's TECH SQUAD time again - this year is just "roaring" along (March definitely came in like a LION!) Our sessions for March TECH SQUAD are on Wed., March 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. We will being doing "things to DYE for" - no eggs will be harmed, only flowers, ribbon and buttons! I hope this will inspire you to look at your supplies and household products in a new way! (I know I'm always looking for things to alter or use in my art!) Please RSVP for the session of your choice!
As an added BONUS (I hope it's one to you and me!) I will have my annual Scrapbooking/Stamping Garage Sale set up during the TECH SQUAD session. Garage Sale continues on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 from 12 noon - 5 p.m. each day! Even if you can't attend TECH SQUAD day, I hope you can come by and help me out (I need to pare down my "collection" so I have room for more stuff in the ART ROOM!) poki

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spring Supplement, and a CELEBRATION!

TAC has published a beautiful new Spring Supplement. Check it out at
For those who are craving - but haven't gotten one yet - as of April 1, TAC will be shipping the Crop-a-dile II BIG BITE! Listed at MSRP, what a great new addition to The Angel Company catalogue. You can see it, along with some cool new stamp sets, in the Spring Supplement!
Along with Spring Supplement (which starts on March 1) is a great way to CELEBRATE - our hostess awards are DOUBLED!!! Gift with purchase stamps are DOUBLED as well. Tech Squad participants in March and April have a great opportunity for Mystery Hostess prizes. This may be the PERFECT time to host your own FUNshop or to do a catalogue order! Please check with poki soon to schedule your FUNshop - schedule for March and April are filling up FAST!
I hope to see you at the HOT Bazaar at the Killeen Civic Center on Saturday, March 1 or Sunday, March 2. Check here for more details:
See you soon! poki

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Scor-Pals arrived!

The back ordered Scor-Pals, along with the TECH SQUAD order from February, all arrived on Monday, Feb. 18! I'm in the process of contacting everyone about delivery, but I have a VERY BUSY WEEK ahead of me.
Don't forget the Bazaar at the Killeen Civic Center on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. I have some great new items to show you all - Spring Supplement is ready! Check it out on the tac site -

Friday, February 15, 2008

The scor-pal has shipped!

TAC shipped the missing Scor-pals and other backordered items on Feb. 14. UPS says I will have them on MONDAY, 2/18/08. I will start delivering on Tuesday to Copperas Cove, and then later in the week to others who have orders in process (those didn't ship yesterday)


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

No word yet on Scor-Pal

Just checked for those of you who are anxiously awaiting a Scor-pal. It has not shipped yet!



In my continuing effort to divest my previous business (and basically remove scrapbook supplies I am not using - nor probably won't EVER use) poki will have her



set up again at the March TECH SQUAD on March 12 - and continue on Friday, March 14, (12 - 5 p.m.) and Saturday March 15 ( 12 - 5 p.m.).

Some good stuff and great prices! Come see me!

There will also be a Make-n-Take project on Friday and Saturday. Angel Company sales will continue on Friday and Saturday as well.

Event at Killeen Convention Center

Heart of Texas Bazaar
Come and join us at The Heart of Texas Bazaar at the Killeen Convention Center
Saturday March 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
poki with The Angel Company will be one of several direct sales vendors.

Others include: Homemade Gourmet (Diana Kirby), Close to My Heart (Sandy Dollard), Signature Homestyles (Stephanie Campbell), Pampered Chef, The Traveling Vineyard, Gold Canyon Candles, among others. Check out the Bazaar's website with links to all the vendors:

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Stamp of the Month - Hippity Hoppity

Still thinking Easter - here's another special set - the February Stamp of the Month - sure to inspire FUN STUFF for your Easter celebration this year. This fun set is just $7.95 when you purchase $30 in product during the month of February! See you at TECH SQUAD on February 13!

With Easter just around the corner (March 23 to be exact) The Angel Company has provided a couple of opportunities during February for you to get ready. One is a Pop Rockz SWIC special for February only! Included in this LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL are Pop Rocz SWIC (retail $19.95) plus happy everything stamp set (retail $15.95) available only during the month of February! You get all of this for just $25.95 - and what fun you can have with all of it!


For those of you who are waiting for your scor-pal to arrive, you will have to wait just a little longer. The latest word from The Angel Company is they are "still waiting, too!" Hopefully they will arrive next week as planned, and I will have them on TECH SQUAD day, which is Feb. 13 at 1:00 and 5:30 (not an Open House this month!) You picked our MOST POPULAR TOOL!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thanks to friends!

Thanks to all my great friends who attended my new catalogue OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, January 16 - I had a great time with people here for the entire 7 hours. I was pooped at the end of the day! We spent time looking at all the great projects that we completed at TAC's Winter Leadership Conference - sounds like it would be work, but isn't it wonderful when your "work" is really "play!" I came home with lots of ideas - more projects than I can possibly complete in this LIFETIME! WONDERFUL! It's all about inspiration, after all. Our order allowed me to reward 8 "mystery hostesses" by squeezing out every possible award!
I am currently working on my Texas book which will be a class for Wendaful Scrapbooks on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2:00 p.m. It's going to be a "poki version" of a paperbag book!! I hope to have it at the store on Monday at noon! (but to do that, I have to get back to it! smile!)
Don't forget to check out the address book "My Friends" that is my next class for I Scrapbook in Killeen. It was originally scheduled for Jan. 8 but had to be re-scheduled for Jan 29 in order to give my hand time to heal. Dr. pronounced my hand "looking good" - no sign of infection, flexibility coming back! I can type, and hopefully play keyboards soon! (Lent will be here before you know it - Feb 6 - and I have a date with a piano on that day!)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Arranging for Inspiration - Lmited Edition Stamp Sets

Let The Angel Company help you maximize your inspiration and minimize your cluter with our special life organier stamp bundles available from January 2 to February 29, 2008. Arranging for Inspiration includes 3 different bundles -
1) Studio Organizer bundle $29.95
includes Studio Organizer Stamp set (retail value $19.95) and
Papercrafting Products Organizer Stamp set (retail value $19.95)
2) Office Organizer Bundle $29.95
includes office Organizer Stamp set (retail value $19.95) and
Sorting by Seasons Organizer Stamp set (retail value $19.95, OR
3) ULTIMATE Organizer Bundle - all four sets $55.95
See images on The Angel Company website at the following location

Vintage Stamp of the Month - January 2008

When your purchase $30.00 in merchandise (net total before shipping and tax), Portfolio Collection (Retail Value $19.95) can be yours for $13.95. This offer ends January 31, 2008 so don't delay!