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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

YOU make February FABULOUS

Just received The Angel Company newsletter and it includes a FABULOUS new promotion for February.  Each weekday, beginning Monday, January 31, a guest contributor will be featured on Mischelle's blog  If you've never been there before you should check it out, but you especially don't want to miss it during February.  20 designers (including my good friend PAULA KAY) will be featured show at least 3 examples of a single stamp set.  And the FABULOUS part - during February those stamps will be discounted by 25%.

Here is the schedule of Guest Designers to be featured in Februayr along with the stamp set they are featuring: 

And it that isn't FABULOUS enough, EVERY STAMP SET with a heart in it will be discounted as well - it's a very long list: 

If you are having trouble reading the details on my blog, just e-mail poki and I will be happy to send you a copy of the two pages.  Printouts will be available at KTECH (Kempner) on Feb 4 and TECH (poki's house)  on Feb. 9.  It's time to start STAMPING again!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Card Club January 2011 - Valentines & St Patrick's Day Cards

Here are the cards we will be doing at Card club this week on Wednesday!

 Stamps: Love Text - a GIFT WITH PURCHASE STAMP available from TAC with $30 purchase.
Patterned paper :  Uptown Girl available from TAC  in pack of 36 sheets (12 designs) for $5.95

 Stamps I heart you RETIRED; Swoops & Swirls RETIRED hostess set
Paper:  Maggie SWIC avaible from TAC in set with paper and tags $6.85 It's DOUBLE SIDED!

 Stamps:  I heart You RETIRED
 Stamps:  Cheers to you available from TAC for $10.95 (set of 9)
Paper - stripes, available as a Black & White download from TAC

Stamps:  Cheers to you, available from TAC for $10.95 (set of 9)
Patterned Paper - available as Robyn download (PDF)  from TAC
I used my photo editing software to crop out squares and built this configuration.

I'm expecting 6 friends on Wednesday night to make these cards with me:  Karen, Beckie, Margo, Debbie C, Debby B and Arlene!  See you then, girls!

I've added a new TECH Squad

Since 2008, I have been going occasionally to Copperas Cove/Kempner to do FUNshops with my friends up there.  They have decided that they need to get together to craft more often, so we have added 4 dates to the KTECH calendar for this Spring. (I'm calling it KTECH, so that I can keep it straight - projects will not always be the same as TECH, since they have missed out on some cool things that I want to do again with them!) 

Dates for KTECH Squad: 

Jan 21 - we did the boot easel card, and boot magnet (TECH did them last July) We had a great time, and LAUGHED all night (right, Kim? so, how is that "nutty" family of yours?)

Feb 4 - two Valentine projects, Thinking Inking, Design Line

March 25 - Project TBA, Thinking Inking, Design Line

April 29 - Project TBA, Thinking Inking, Design Line

Card Club RSVP

I decided to start giving a PRIZE to the first person to RSVP for CARD CLUB!  The winner for January Card Club is:


Debbie will get her prize on Wednesday night at Card Club!

You can expect to receive Constant Contact newsletters abour 10 - 14 days prior to Card Club or TECH Squad.  When the Constant Contact newsletter arrives at your in-box, be sure to RSVP for your spot at Card Club or TECH Squad (I'll be giving prizes for TECH too, starting in February).  I hope this will encourage you to let me know  that you plan to attend! I want to do preparation all at one time, so the sooner I know the easier it is for me. 

Beginning with Card Club in January, I will be giving direction sheets in a different manner. The cost of printing with my new printer has gone up dramatically, so I'm trying to save a little money ... what I save on printing I will be able to add in embellishing the projects.  I recommend that you get a notebook to start keeping your directions in (they will be printed as full sheets from now on, including a photo of the project)  There's that teacher instinct in me again! LOL

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I checked all the SPECIALS this morning

In order to eliminate issues with orders tonight, I checked every SPECIAL from The Angel Company this morning to make sure it would work -- with the exception of ONE VERSAMAGIC INK color, they all worked!  I won't guarentee that it won't change before tonight! 

Great news!  TAC is re-evaluating our catalogues, and have decided to leave the SERENDIPITY in place until July 1, when the new LARGER core catalogue will premier!  So, if you were worried about getting all the sets you needed from that issue, you have a few more months to do it!

Hope today's (and tonight's) weather doesn't hamper your arrival and trip home tonight.  I'm looking forward to seeing you all!  We have "magic to do" (to quote song lyrics from The Wiz I think)  See you tonight!

It's new!!!

The Angel Company is reaching out to a new market ... all you digi designers out there! Here's the link to the new site:

Digi Design House

Here's the current home page photo colored with Copic markers (of course)

They are making some RETIRED stamps and RETIRED paper collections available as digital downloads.  I've already found my FAVORITE RETIRED STAMP there for only $1.25
I never had great luck with stamping this one, although I tried  many times! It had just so many details in it, but it  is such a great one to color!   I have it on good authority (thanks, PK) that you can print them on an INK JET printer and either let them dry overnight or dry the print with a heat gun!  I saw some images she had colored over the past weekend, and she had no issues with the ink jet ink moving around on the TAC Caboodles white paper (it is made for absorbing the Copic marker ink) Her results were gorgeous!  She loves to color!

Go check out the retired sets that they  have already posted ... there are more today than the first day I looked at the site!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Texas Pride!

I was feeling my HOME STATE PRIDE this weekend when I made these custom TEXAS CARDS for my friend Judy:

Stamped image by The Angel Company.  Inside it says "Boots, chaps and cowboy hats ... nothin' else matters."

Stamped image by Dead Beat Designs , inside it says "If you're lucky enough to live in Texas, you're lucky enough!"

Stamped image by Dead Beat Designs, no message inside.
 Stamped images by Joyce Meyer, inside message "May your days be filled with love, laughter and the beauty of Wildflowers"
Stamped image by Joyce Meyer, inside reads "May your days be filled with wildflowers" stamped image by Dead Beat Designs

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January TECH Squad meeting

Our January TECH Squad is scheduled for Wednesday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to come to an afternoon session (instead of evening) please contact poki for a time.  Please RSVP no later than Monday, Jan 10 at noon.

I  have 3 projects for TECH in January:

1. An addition to our Design Line Book - we'll be adding one more design each month, so be sure to bring your Scor-Pal and tools if you have them!

2. We're starting a new project sample book called "Thinking Inking." In that book we will have 3 categories of entries 1) swatch samples - color samples of the inks TAC carries 2) techniques and 3) applications. In January we will start our swatch samples with the Memento ink pads. If you have purchased the stamp set Happily Grateful (found on page 59 of the Core Catalogue) please bring it along. I want to use the flowers in that set to stamp our ink samples, and additional stamps would be helpful! We will organize (and decorate) our sample book at TECH, and stamp samples of two of the 4 packs of Memento inks this time!

3. We will be making the cover for our Recipe Swap book at our January meeting as well. Right now there are 9 participants signed up for the SWAP. That means each time recipes are due you will make 9 identical recipe cards to share with your Angel friends! I will be including the first DIVIDER page made be poki so you can see a sample of a divider page. I still need volunteers to create 4 of the divider pages (salads, veggies, main dishes, and soups).

Monday, January 3, 2011


Palette and Versamark Refills - buy one get refill FREE .  There are some colors SOLD OUT.  Check with poki at TECH Squad on January 12 to see what colors are still available!
TAC™ Promotions

Package of Pretty Mabelle R. O. "Purses" and "Savor the Sweetness" Stamp Sets, Mia's Cottage SWIC for FREE all for $33.90

TAC™ Promotions

So Big Special  Kaleidoscope Brites SWIC Collection (previously retired), receive "So Big" for FREE (Limited Edition set) $19.95

TAC™ Promotions

$5 Brown Bag special - contains assortment of rubber, no cushion included

TAC™ Promotions

Creative Components Clearance:
ABC Frameworks (chipboard) 5 sheets for $3
Essential Elements (chipboard) 5 sheets for $3
Pockets & Pieces (cardstock) 5 pkgs for $2.50
Handbags & Tags (cardstock) 5 pkgs for $2.50

TAC™ Promotions