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

Sunday, May 31, 2009

One more sneak peek for today ...

I did get a chance to scan the other two pages of sneak peek stamps, so I thought I wouldn show you another one tonight before I head off to bed ...

Happy thoughts - set of 3, retail value $13.95

Another sneak peek set

Here is another set that is part of the sneak peek bundle ...

Beyond Measure - set of 6, retail value $12.05
Level B Hostess set in new catalogue!

More to come later - I have to scan some more pages ...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A sneak peek at some new stamps ...

TAC offered their angels (demonstrators) a sneak peek package of stamps from the new catalogue - we can order them starting Monday! Of course, my order is ready to fax as we speak!

I just can't resist the opportunity to share them with you. Here's two for today:

Enjoy Nature - retail value $8.95
This set will be a level A Hostess set in the new catalogue!

Wishing Happiness - retail value $8.95

With my love of butterflies (smile!) and all things of nature - you can bet I'm happy to be adding these to my collection! The sets will be shipping at the end of June, so I won't be able to show you the real thing until July, but it will be the first things we can actually see from the new catalogue (along with anything the company shares with us at seminar June 25 - 27 in Wichita)

Stay tuned - more tomorrow! There are actually 9 sets in the sneak peek group with a retail value of approximately $130! I can't wait to get my bundle!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Here are the June specials -

Stamp of the Month
"sea critters" TAC-3013, set of 5, $9.75
(requires $30 qualifying purchase)
Vintage Stamp of the Month
"fun frogs" TAC-3164 set of 5 $16.50 (retail $21.95)

Spring into June - specials

Hostess of $250 party - one set FREE!

Customers - $30 qualifying purchase allows opportunity to purchase 1 of each at special price!

NEW Angels - will receive current SOTM, and one each of the Spring into June specials, along with their demonstrator kit.

Punk Princess T-3095 set of 9, special price $7.00 (retail $12.95)

Whooo T-3094. set pf 9. special price $10.50 (retail $17.95)

fruit collages T-3096. set of 3. special price $10.50 (retail price $17.95)

We made it to 1000 hits (besides poki's visits!)

Congratulations to Mary S who got closest to the day that the blog would register 1000 visitors (besides poki) - she guessed May 31, and it actually happened on May 29. Your prize will be in your delivery on Monday, June 1!

Keep checking back - June TECH squad projects will be appearing soon!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

1000 hits by readers

There are 960 hits (out of 1266 - the 305 difference is poki's visits)) on my blog since I started counting back in February. In order to celebrate the upcoming 1000 hits, please leave a comment on this post PREDICTING WHEN THE COUNT WILL REACH 1000. The person closest to the date will receive a PRIZE! If you have trouble with posting the comment, please e-mail and poki will post your guess for you! There will be one winner! It could be you - but in order to win you have to guess the day!

BLOG CHALLENGE - two entries

Two of my wonderful customers took the challenge and each of them created a card for each sketch in the BLOG CHALLENGE for May. Everyone was asked to create a card or 6 x 6 scrapbook page following the 3 sketches in Serendipity on page 6. Thanks to Cathie and Pat for accepting the challenge and creating 3 card each! You are both WINNERS! I will award your prizes at the June 17 TECH Squad meeting!

Here are the cards they created -
Sketch 1

Sketch 2

Sketch 3

Thanks, Cathie & Pat! See you in June!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

June TECH Squad - delayed one week

I have decided to delay the June TECH Squad until June 17, instead of regularly scheduled June 10. Since May was late the turn around for the next day was TOO quick for me to adequately prepare for the class. We will get back to our regular Wednesday in July (I hope - depending on my mother's surgery recovery!)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Samples for TECH on Wednesday or Thursday

Layout - Sketch 1 - The lighthouse photo is Cape Hatteras Light, the tallest brick lighthouse in the world! poki climbed it on May 10! 248 steps to the platform at 208' - it was a goal of mine that I had been preparing myself for since last year when the winds didn't permit climbing! This is a hybrid layout, using one of the black & white downloads from The Angel Company. (They are still available from a link on the homepage )

Layout - sketch 2 Monarch photo taken at Wildseed Farms outside of Fredericksburg Tx on April 4, 2009. The field was full of purple verbenas and red poppies (The "red hatters" would have been thrilled!) This is also a hybrid layout using another one of the black & white downloads.

Layout - sketch 3. Bluebonnet landscape photo taken near Brenham, TX, April 2, 2006. Single bluebonnet photo taken near Morgan's Point Resort, April 12, 2007 (this was just 5 days after our Easter weekend SNOWFALL!) This is a hybrid layout using two different black & white downloads!

In case you don't remember, here are the cards we will be doing as well.

Card - sketch 1 The polka dot paper is a download. The stamp set is hostess set "cute as a bug."

Card - sketch 2 Patterned paper is from Tutti Frutti, stamp is "floral favorites" retiring on July 1, and ON SALE at 25% off.

Card - sketch 3 . This card uses two of the black & white downloads, and stamp set "be of good cheer" hostess set.

Monday, May 11, 2009

RSVP for Wednesday, May 20

2:00 p.m.
(Diana - no)
(Stacy - no)

5:30 p.m.

RSVP for Thursday May 21
Group of 9 at Clements at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Please RSVP for May TECH if you haven't

I am still on vacation, but won't have many days at home before TECH day - I would appreciate hearing from you if you plan to come to TECH on Wed., May 20 at my house, or Thurs., May 21 at Hollie Parsons in Copperas Cove.

Thanks! poki

Sunday, May 3, 2009

We have arrived in Ocracoke!

We are here! We've waited for a year - and we're so glad to be back here! poki