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

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