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

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 -