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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

January 2010 SOTM and Vintage SOTM

Leafy trees TAC-3028 set of 4, $9.75

Be sure to go to to check out samples of this set made by my manager, Paula Kay Bourland!

Stamp Spree - Jump into January

January 1 - March 1, 2010

Hostess Benefits

* All hostess rewards are doubled during Stamp Spree
* A group order of $250 earns a Brighten Your Day stamp set FREE (I will give it away in February if we earn it in January!)
* A group order of $500 earns a Brighten Your Day stamp set and a Little Darlins stamp set FREE (I will give them away in February if we earn them in January.
* Hostess sets may be chosen from any of the current publications!

Customer Benefits

*With a $30 purchase you can purchase these special promotion stamp sets. You may purchase one or all of them with the same $30 purchase!

Brighten Your Day $13.95 (Retail $21.95)
Little Darlines $10.95 (Retail $17.95)
Furry Friends $6.95 (Retail $12.95)
Brighten Girl $2.95 (Retail $8.95)
Brighten Kitty $2.95 (Retail $8.95)
Jump into January offer

Tutti Frutti Classic Soar With it Collection, regularly $19.95, during January you get 2 sets for the price of 1! What a great deal, and just in time for Valentines Day crafting.

Jan TECH Squad

Our January TECH Squad is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 13 at 2:00 or 6:00 p.m. We will be working on two projects: a pocket calendar made with Willoughby (similar to the project we did in Sept 2009 - the pocket organizer) and a Design Line book. The Design Line book will be an on-going project, we will add additional samples to the book every month.
Paper trimmer
Adhesive of choice
If you don't have a Scor-Pal yet, I think this project may show you just how VALUABLE this tool can be! You might want to put it on your 2010 wish list!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


The following Serendipity stamps are going into retirement and will not return in the future unless offered in an "opened vault." Make sure you add your favorites to your stamp collection before thses retire!

Each of these stamps are available now and are DISCOUNTED 40% off their regular retail prices. This offer is good now through January 28, 2010:

TA3011 Hinges
TA3041 Cute as a Bug
TB2980 Flower Labels
TB3073 Purr-fect Friends
TC3010 Be of Good

Price given in parenthesis is discounted 40% off retail price!
T3032 A Kind of Gratitude ($13.17)
T3085 Floral Patches ($10.77)
T3084 Build-an-Owl ($7.77)
T3019 Fishy Friends ($7.77)
T3072 Happy Girl! ($10.77)
T3027 Flower Patch ($10.77)
T3049 Island Trees ($7.77)
T3031 Beautiful Day ($13.17)
T3033 Hotel Signs ($13.17)
R2045 Growing Love ($8.37)
T3036 Showers of Love ($7.77)
R2040 Special Delivery ($13.77)
T3051 Fairy Tales ($13.17)
T3071 Mice Day ($10.77)
T3069 Hoppy Day ($5.37)
T3055 Little Stinkers ($7.77)
T3068 Some Bunny ($10.77)
T3075 Feline Fabulous ($10.77)
T3048 Playful Parenthesis ($10.77)
T3016 Memo Fun ($10.77)
T3014 Creative Inspiration ($13.17)
T3030 The Renaissance ($13.17)
T3086 Today & Forever ($10.77)
T3057 Bird Cage ($10.77)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Serendipity 2009 to retire

If there are any items in the current SERENDIPITY MAGALOGUE which you want, please remember that it will RETIRE on January 31! There will be a new SERENDIPITY on Feb 1. Can't wait! I will begin post sneak peeks as soon as I can!


I have updated the list of purchased items for 2009, and sent each of my regular customers their list by e-mail. If you did not receive a list (and think you should have) or had trouble with the one you received, please let me know, and I will print out a copy for you!
for making 2009 a great year for my TAC business!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dates to Remember - 2010

I've done some pre-planning for 2010, and wanted to provide you with some dates as quickly as possible.

TECH Squad - I'm going to continue with my traditional 2nd Wednesday unless I get requests for a different day! Classes will be a 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. (I can always do my TECH Squad projects at your place on a different day - I need at least 4 guests to order!)

Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8

Jan 27 (birthday)
Feb 24 (all occasion)
March 31 (birthday)
April 28 (all occasion)
May 26 (birthday)

July 28
Aug 25
Sept 29
Oct 27
Nov 17

NO card club in June or December ( poki needs a break!)

I will be adding other classes as projects come up - I have a couple in mind now that I will work on as soon as Christmas is over!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I hope everyone has gotten the message about my OPEN HOUSE being cancelled. I have been side-lined by an eye infection!! It is getting better, but I have my 4th appointment with the opthamologist tomorrow, so my pocketbook is NOT getting better... I'm unable to focus very well with the infected eye, so no driving ... and it's "driving me nuts" not being able to go do the things I need to do!
My TECH Squad has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00 or 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Monday, Dec. 14 at the latest so I have time to make the kits!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Paper Bag book class

I have one extra kit made up for the class on Wednesday, Dec 2 at 6:30 p.m. Let me know if you would like that kit for $15 ( and either come to class on Wed. night or get directions and supplies and make it on your own!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Just received this info

Thought you might be interested in this show in Austin at the Travis County Expo Center, 7511 Decker Lane on January 23. If you need them I can provide easy directions - I've been there to a bead show (and my niece teaches at a school on Decker Lane.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Class: Paperbag Book
Wed., Dec 2 at 6:00 p.m.
Fee $15

My lime green paperbag book is ready to go ... Here is the front of the book.

Each book contains 4 paperbags, and two acrylic covers. Paperbags are open to the right end so that tags can be placed inside, to give you room for more pictures. The final tag has 5 page protector pockets, which will give you room for 10 more pictures. Each one of the 8 pages gives you room for at least one 4 x 6 pictures, more if you crop them smaller!

Kits have been prepared for the pre-orders. If you would like a kit to put together on December 2 at poki's house, 6:30 p.m., please RSVP no later than Monday at noon! (It takes quite a while to cut a kit!!!)
Now I have to work on the Poinsettia book!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm working on the green paperbag book

The green book should be done soon -- no, not environmentally friendly "green" it's really green! - and will be posted when complete!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ginger Joy

TAC found "Ginger Joy" in the archive, and I bought two of them on my last order! One is sold (thanks, Beckie) and the other one is available for $8.26 ($6.95 + tax & shipping). Please let me know if you are interested, and I can hold it for you until I see you again! FYI "Ginger Joy" is the stamp we used to make the little gingerbread pin at Nov TECH!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Our LAST Christmas Card Club meeting for 2009

We have our last meeting of the Christmas Card Club on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Karen, Kim P, Beckie, and Pam H. have a FREE class this time. (They took advantage of my BUY 4 GET 1 FREE offer - thanks, ladies!) Others can attend - Fee is $10 or $12 for a Pre-Stamped Kit. Please RSVP by Tuesday at noon.

I haven't scanned the cards yet - and I have a class in about an hour, so I will be back later tonight with pictures!

I'M BACK - 3 hours later, and two projects completed for customers, and one started for me ... I'll finish it later, it's a Christmas present!

I've scanned the cards now - here they come!!!!

Gift card holder using holiday cheer stamp set and Merry Wishes SWIC pp (still available on "while supply lasts" sale!)

Card - Stamp set "Holly Jolly" - purchase with purchase set available for $2.95 with a qualifying order of $30.Card 3 - Stamp set Vintage Santa

Card 4 - PP created digitally, small poinsettia stamp not TAC

Card 5 - my personal favorite "fancy fold" Stamp set homespun holiday, Merry Wishes SWIC pp.

Back in late Spring when I came up with this idea for the Christmas Card Club, I wasn't sure that I could design 25 Christmas Cards! AND I DID IT!!!

Stay tuned for a new "Card Club" beginning the last week of January!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Delights - Tis the Season...

Tis the season ... that we find delight in giving from our hearts and sharing our holiday cheer.

Because of your request we are excited and delighted to introduce these fabulous Limited Edition stamp sets that have been designed stragith from our he{art}! These Limited Editions are only available until December 31, 2009.

Each of these collectible sets are available now for purchase at their retial value. YES! You may order these sets at their retail value, purchase them with your Hostess Discount (20% - for anyone who wants to use it on December order, we can order up to $150 in merchandise at this discount!) or utilize your Half Price! (Since no one got the Hostess Half Price last time - poki got some stamp sets! Yeah! We will be using them in December!!!!)

And now here are the delightful pictures!

Noel Noel T-3259 - $21.95 retail (OR $17.58 with 20% Hostess discount, OR $10.98 Half price if you win that prize in December)
Christmas Memories T-3158 - $21.95 retail (OR $17.58 with 20% Hostess discount, OR $10.98 Half price if you win that prize in December)

An Original Recip T-3260 - $21.95 retail (OR $17.58 with 20% Hostess discount, OR $10.98 Half price if you win that prize in December)
Hugs & Kisses T-3261 - $8.95 Retail (OR $7.16 with 20% Hostess discount OR $$.48 Half price if you win that prize in December!)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

If you are planning to attend December TECH Squad on Dec. 9

One of the projects I have planned for December TECH requires a photo from you. Please do either of these things:
1. Bring a photo with you to TECH which we can cut down to 1 1/4" square (just a face) OR
2. E-mail me a photo which I can adjust to fit the 1 1/4" square. Be sure to include your last name in the photo name (i.e. Sawyerpix.jpg but use your last name, not mine!) I will adjust the photo to fit the square and print it for you and have the image cut to size before you get here! THIS IS THE METHOD I PREFER!
We will be making a Christmas ornament with the photo - many of my customers said they are bringing a pet picture! I plan on doing a couple of pet ornaments for a friend, but these will be on their way in the mail by the time we have TECH so I guess I'll just be forced to put Blake on my sample!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Check out the links I added

I added a link list in the right side bar to the Special Promotions currently going on at The Angel Company. You will also find a link to Mischelle's Savvy Projects blog (she's the owner of The Angel Company) and some wonderful NEW** Black & white download papers!

Killeen Retired Teachers auction a SUCCESS!

Thanks to my generous and talented friends (specifically Debra R, Mary S, BJ Taylor, Kathy G, Heather A, Pam H - and many others with whom I have swapped cards over the years) I was able to place 30 packs of cards in the auction today - THEY ALL SOLD! I'm not sure what our total was - somewhere around $130 I think! The auction raised at least $400 (I think) - when I know for sure I will post the total!
Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Paper Bag book

I am beginning the process of designing the Paper Bag books for class on Dec. 2 at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Fee is $15. There will be two different designs, one whimsical with lime green and red, the other a little more formal with poinsettias. If you are interested in making the books (they may or may not be completed on Nov. 11!!) please let me know which style you would like. There are 4 books available in each style.
If you would like to do both of them, I will give you a price break on the second one - two books for $25 (saves you $5)
If I have more than 4 participants for either of the designs, I have additional product that can be substituted and stay within the style! Color family and style will remain the same, there will just be a different base for the book.
Be sure to check out the two bags (or books, if I should happen to get them done by Nov. 11) - I will definitely have the base books made. Just don't know if the embellishments will happen in time!

Monday, October 26, 2009

We found it!

With a little "help from my friends" (thanks, Cathie!) we found the texture tool that I love so much to create the shabby backgrounds. I have ordered a dozen!!! The first 10 people who tell me they want one can have it for $2.50 (or less - depending on what my final cost is! ) + Tx sales tax. Let me know if you are interested in getting one of the 10 that will be available to purchase! I'm keeping 2 since the one I have is almost completely worn out!

The texture tools have arrived (Friday, October 30) - They will be $2.50 each. This includes product, shipping and sales tax. Seven of the 10 I have available have been spoken for! If you want one, please let me know as soon as possible!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

"While Supply Lasts" Sale

Now is a great opportunity to take advantage of some great savings on some discontinued items from The Angel Company. As the title implies - they may not be around long! If you want something on this list, e-mail me and I will send off an order on Wednesday, October 28! See list below pictures (in case you can't read the info from the pictures!)

Page 1 - DESIGNER PADS (8X8 on 70# paper, with 6 designs in 6 colors, 36 sheets)
Retail $6.95, on sale $3.48 - Pads available: Finger Paints, Country Cottage, Metropolis, Lap of Luxury.
Wing It Collections (8x8 on 70# paper, with 12 designs, 3 each, 36 sheets
Retail $6.95, on sale $3.48 - Pads available: Surf Shoppe, Frutti Fusion, Whimsy Blossoms
Class Soar with it Collections (16 sheets of 12 x 12 cardstock, 1 sheet of small cardstock alphabet stickers, 1 sheet of large alphabet stickers, 1 sheet of tags and embellishments. Retail $19.95 on sale $9.98 Sets available: Kaleidoscope Brites, Merry Wishes, Kamalaht
Page 2 - Creative Components
Frameworks (chipboard alphabets) Retail $7.95, on sale $3.00
Essential element (chipboard tags & labels) Retail $8.95 on sale $3.50
Pockets & pieces (cardstock) Retail $5.95 on sale $2.50
Overstock catalogue items - very limited quantities
Memory Purse Retail $29.95, on sale $18.00
Paper Taker retail $44.95 on sale $25.00
Junior Tote retail $34.95 on sale $20.00
Na Navigator $119.95 on sale $75.00
Flocked Mini albums: Colors available Chocolate, Deep Sea, Razzleberry
Retail $10.95, on sale $7.50
Big Shot beginners kit $129.95 on sale $80.00
Page 3
Cha Cha mini album $2.00 ( for 2 kits) $5.00 (for 6 kits)
Angelee Tag Make - n - Take kits $2.00 ( for 3 kits) $5.00 (for 9 kits)
Pocket Full of Love $8.95 (Natalee kit included)
Everything Class kit $10.00 (Woodrowe kit included)
Pretty Pockets class kit (no binding wire) $5.00
Stainless Logo Mug Retail $10.95, on sale $5.00
Cha Cha Insulated Mug Retail $8.95, on sale $4.00
Convention T-shirts "Dream" Sizes L and XL only $5.00

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October Christmas Card Club - Oct 28

The October session of the Christmas Card Club will be on Wednesday, Oct 28 at 6:30 p.m. Class fee is $10, but a prestamped kit is also available for $12. RSVP for class or kits by Monday, Oct 26. I am posting 4 of the 5 cards - the last one is planned but not complete! As a matter of fact, I plan to use one of the NEW Black & White downloads available at I'm sure you will like that one too!

Here are the four cards that are ready!

Stamp set - Peace T3141, Patterned paper - Willoughby SWIC

Stamp set - Reindeer food (in The Stamp Stimulus available until 12/28/09), PP - Willoughby SWIC

Stamp sets - Merriest Wishes T3147 - colored with COPIC MARKERS!

Stamp Set - Ornamental Snowflakes T2796

November Stamp of the Month & Vintage Stamp set

Here are the new specials for November - don't forget TECH Squad at 2:00 or 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 11 - it's a holiday for some, but poki will be working! We will be doing stocking stuffer gifts. As always the class is FREE - no kits will be available this time so be sure to sign up to come!

November Stamp of the Month 2009
snow what TAC 3079
$9.75 with a qualifying order of $30

November Vintage Tag set 2009

Holiday Tags TAC 321

Monday, October 12, 2009

TECH Squad - Wednesday!

Don't forget TECH Squad this Wednesday at 2:00 or 6:00 p.m.


Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club's Croptoberfest

I just returned from a weekend retreat with the Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club. We had our first ever DIGITAL ART category in our Scrapbook Arts Show! I created my layout as part of the sketch contest which raises money for our charity, but didn't win in that category. I re-submitted in the Scrapbook Arts Show, and took first place with my Layout.

I was lucky enough to find all the elements and paper in DSO's Color Challenge for August 2008.
Paper (barbslost and; KimB's Designs; The Teapot Lady) flower charms (Andrea Whitt); bow (digimom designs)
Flowers - The flowers in the photos were tucked into "Secret Gardens" at the homes of some of the 700 permanent residents on Ocracoke Island NC - a beautify CLEMATIS (purple); and amazing IRIS (burgundy), and a tiny view of the massive AZALEAS (hot pink). We were definitely in photo op heaven!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Additional Promotion - new to TAC

In addition to the other promotions in the previous post, TAC will have COPIC MARKERS available for a Limited Time (Oct. 1 - Dec 31). For each $100 retail order, a set of 36 copic markers may be purchased for $120. There are 4 different sets available. Please let poki know if you think you might be interested in purchasing a set of the the markers! They are very popular recently for coloring images.
Check out this great blog for samples of Copic markers in use!

Fall into Fabulous

(This is the flyer from The Angel Company regarding Specials for FUNshops held during the month of October. If you are interested in holding a FUNshop in addition to our regular TECH Squad for October, please let me know - at TECH on October 14, the specials for a $250 order will be in the the Hostess Board, and everyone with a qualifying order gets to choose one of the specials!)
Fall is most fabulous when we connect with our friends, families and loved ones, yet we know that life is busy and sometimes it’s hard to squeeze in the "quality" time. With this in mind we’ve designed some fabulous new stamp sets that you can use to enrich your Fall festivities.

When you host a TAC™ FUNshop™ from October 1 – December 31, 2009, you can take advantage of our Fall into Fabulous promotion! As a hostess with a qualifying FUNshop™ you will earn DOUBLE the Level Rewards as well as doubling the number of half-price items you are eligible to purchase. Stamp selections and half-price product purchases may be made from any current TAC™ publication.

In addition to these wonderful rewards, those with qualifying orders within these three sets of dates below can enjoy these BONUS FEATURES.
Please note that only ONE Bonus Feature can be redeemed per FUNshop™.
October 1 - October 31

Reward Level Code Additional Rewards for Hostess
$100.00 - $249.99 Fall1 Miss Moxie SWIC™ (See page 30 in Core Catalogue)

$250.00 - $499.99 Fall2 Miss Moxie SWIC™, Miss Moxie™ Hardware, Miss Moxie™ Ribbon & Bone Appetit Stamp Set

$500.00 and Over Fall3 Miss Moxie SWIC™, Miss Moxie™ Hardware, Miss Moxie™ Ribbon, Bone Appetit and More Bone Appetit Stamp Sets

Bone Appetit T-3216 set of 9

More Bone Appetit T-3217 set of 9

Vintage - Fall & Winter Whimsy Oct 09

Click on picture to ENLARGE!

October Stamp of the Month


Double the Fun LE sets available for purchase!

TAC has graciously offered to sell the Limited Edition sets that were part of the Double the Fun Rewards for August and September:
You can see them on the following posts:
Love & Friendship T3210 $9.75 special price with $30 purchase
Christmas Doodles T3189 $16.50 special price with $30 purchase
sweet friend $3211 $9.75 special price with $30 purchase
Tea Talk T3180 $16.50 special price with $30 purchase
Since I didn't have any orders during the second period of the Double the Fun, I didn't post the two limited edition sets during that time. Here they are:

God Bless America T3120 $13.50 with $30 order

reindeer food T3212 $6.75 with $30 purchase

This promotion will continue through December 30, 2009

Class moved from October to November

There is a NEW stamp set coming out which I think will be PERFECT for the Gratitude Journal originally scheduled for October 21. Since the set is not available until Oct. 1, and I plan to order it at TECH on Oct 14, I know it won't arrive in time for class on Oct 21, so I have rescheduled the Gratitude Journal for November 9 at 2:00 or 6:30 p.m. As soon as the book is completed I will post here for all to see!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Life has been RUNNING ...

and I sometimes think I'm running on EMPTY!

I wanted to get these cards for September 30 Christmas Card Club posted before Mike and I leave for a short VACATION!

If you are interested in attending class on Sept 30, please RSVP by Monday, Sept 28 (I have Karen, Kim, Beckie on list for class, and Pam H for kit) Class is $10, or a pre-stamped kit is $12. Kits must be ordered at RSVP time. E-mail if you want to join in on the fun!

Our September cards:

Ornamental Joy and Penelope SWIC collection

Simply Christmas (RETIRED)

(NO stamps!)

Edge Designs and TAC download paper (still available at

(No stamps)

Don't forget to RSVP by Monday, Sept 28 to come have fun with us on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Check back here soon ...

I will be posting the cards for September's Christmas Card Club soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Double the Fun continues for Sept 2 - 16

Revive your CREATIVE spirit and enjoy twice as many REWARDS when you host a TAC FUNshop. Our TECH squad order will guarentee these prizes will be in our Hostess Rewards choice board:

For $100 party

Two Level A sets (from Core Catalogue, Serendipity or Inspiration Avenue)

Two half price items any of the publicatioins (all 3) that are current!

and More Mimi

For $250 order

Two Level A sets (from any publichation)

Two Level B sets (from any publication)

Four half price items

More Mimi (see above)

and a Limited Edition set - For $500 order

Two Level A sets (any publication)

Two Level B sets (any publication)

Two Level C sets (any publication)

Six half prcie items

More Mimi (see above)

and Limited Edition set

Specials for September

September Stamp of the Month

Vintage Stamp of the Month
TAC™ Promotions

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A surprise for poki

TAC hosts contests for demonstrators each month - I've had it on my goal list each year to enter more contests, but I've only entered 3 times. I didn't win, but the goal was to enter, so ... I actually thought the project I sent in for the Feb 1 contest this year was cool. You did to - we did it for Sept TECH 2008. Here is TECH Squad version from last Sept.

For the February 2009 contest, I entered another version made with Pop Rockz into the contest called "Pocket Full of Love" using a Special Promotion stamp set called "Soul Kisses." I loved it, but sadly it didn't win! I looked for it at Seminar, but it was no where to be found! I was a little disappointed, because I thought it was a COOL PROJECT and my own design!!!

Obviously TAC thought it was a COOL PROJECT too, and included it in the Inspiration Avenue as one of the Project Cards in the back of the catalogue. TAC's version is made with Winchester, but I'm proud to say that they listed me as INSPIRATION for this project. I am excited!

I am thrilled with the new Inspiration Avenue - I made my wish list over the weekend - it's long! There are 42 NEW stamp sets in the book, and a few old favorites back for an ENCORE!

If you're coming to Christmas Card Club on Wednesday, you will be the first to receive your Fall magalogue - orders begin on Sept. 1.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inspiration Avenue - Sneak Peek

Here is another photo from Inspiration Avenue - (Mischelle's photo - since my copy hasn't arrived, maybe today!)