Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Holidays my friends!!

How are those *dreaded* Christmas cards coming along friends? I am putting this card on my blog tonight for my good friend *Candy* as I loaned her my Missy Ballance mail truck stamp. I love it so much. Such a happy stamp! I am really a kid at heart. I hate to say this but I haven't made any new holiday cards to mail out yet. I do have a box of 12 or so as an emergency backup. I did send out a couple today to a special friend in Washington and another friend in Brainerd, MN but that's it.

I'm not sure if I will have time to make any cards before I leave town on Sunday but the thought was there. This will probably be my last post of the year as I'm going on holidays to New England. I can hardly wait to see my family. It has been way too long. I hope you have a joyous holiday season. Tonight the weather is suppose to drop to only two degrees. Can you say chilly? Brrrrrrrrrr for sure!! We had a pretty good measurable snow storm on Monday. I got plowed out early Tuesday morning. I *had* to go out shopping today and run several errands. Thanks for stopping by my little poor neglected "bloggie." See you next year. I wish you peace and happy holidays. I can't wait to bake Christmas cookies. I have to make one more batch of ATC cards for our last meeting of the year on Wed. nite at Smudges. Warm regards and cheers for the New Year. Happy stamping. Tami :D)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tubing! We need snow...

It was only 9 degrees around 7ish on Friday am. I taught a Christmas Cuties class at Smudges today. I am freezing right now and so tired. I need to get to bed but my laptop has consumed me for hours. My butt is asleep! Have a super weekend peeps and stay warm. I will be stamping up a storm and getting ready for a class at Cindy's in Eden Prarie. If you live local and want to join us she has room for a couple more. Ciao! Tami This card looks better in real life. I scan my cards and then crop them. What can I say? I never claimed to be a professional at this nor did I think I'd ever have a blog. One must make do with what you have! Hi Nancy. Thanks for bringing sunshine to my day. Looking forward to stamping with you again.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A day late and a dollar short.

I'm back again and I'm having terrible guilt for not posting a card today. Blogger is acting up again. Oh geez Louise. Anyway, BOO to you!

Happy belated Halloween! I taught this card at my annual Halloween party. I stamped it's all in the details on the back (thanks Tamara for buying me that great rock little one). So back to the holidays (yikes)...Happy Christmas. Merry Thanksgiving. You get my drift. Bye again...Tami and thanks for visiting my crazy blog! I know I'm not the *normal* kissy kiss pimpy pimp blogger. Have a super week. And don't do anything I wouldn't do like run out and buy more stampy goodness. Next task, Leslie and the dreaded class descriptions. Yuck double yucky. Its certainly not on the top of my favorite things to do list! OH and on top of all my classes and bills, I have to make 30, yes 30 ATC (artist trading cards) very quickly. I better get busy! But this is so much fun! I did unpack today from my big trip up to Pine City yesterday, chatted on the phone a lot, read a few blogs, and I did two loads of laundry. I also made coffee and popcorn!! *See* you soon.

Attn. you May Arts reindeer lovers...Nancy, Marni, Cindy and Vi. If you are reading this post the bat and the ghost on this Halloween card are also from the same company. Yes, I carefully cut them apart. The yard goes a lot further this way. A little dab will do yah!!

Cupcake Crop Review!!

Hello peeps. I decided to treat myself and sign up for a Cupcake Crop (10 am to 10 pm)held Saturday, Nov. 15 at The Pine City Scrapbooking Co. in Pine City, MN. It was totally awesome and I would give it a 10! Marni and her very friendly staff really out did themselves and far exceeded my expectations. I can not wait to go back next year to another crop. I will be teaching a Christmas Card class there on Saturday, Nov. 29 if you'd like to join me. The class is at 1 pm and we will be making five sweet cards. I *quickly* (bad Tami) drove 162 miles round trip yesterday and it was so worth the price of admission!! Marni really has an eye for detail and everything was so pretty....the cupcakes delicious and lots of candy. Who doesn't like chocolate and cupcakes?? The BIG tables were set up so nice and we had so much room (a little gift--a princess chipboard book), beads, and an adorable cupcake placecard. We played a game, there were a couple of really nice door prizes, and we even made a sweet cupcake card. Dinner was pizza from the Pizza Pub in Pine City. Yumo! Its so good. The store was just a rocking and jammed full of NICE people! There was a full crop scrapping in the back area (the store can accomodate up to 24 guests in the back-12 bedrooms with 2 beds per room), a FULL class of 15 at 2 pm, the Cupcake Crop, and a wonderful Holiday Open House with a professional photographer even taken photos. Unbelievable. And, the store had an all day Make and Take with yummy holiday treats and hot apple cider. The store is so big and spacious and clean as a whistle. I love all the *Marni* touches, the abundant samples scattered around this very clean and beautifully decorated store. This sweet woman Marni is insane but we love her and her husband RON is just a breath of fresh air. Each employee was so friendly and so helpful all day long. I can't say enough good things about this store. Kudos to The Pine City Scrapbooking Co. Leave it to small town USA to blow my socks off!! I will be back soon. I especially enjoyed my *girl time* with my sweet little friend Jodi bug that recently beat her cancer. We missed you Wendy but I hope you feel better soon. I did give her the low down today.

I am going to be super busy these next three weeks so no more screwing around. Peace....Tami Oh, sorry no pic today. I am too lazy to scan and crop anything plus its freezing out and Sunday is suppose to be a day of rest however there is NO REST for Miss Wicked. Tee hee!! (I'm totally inserting a BIG evil grin). Tootles my friends. I hope you have a super duper week and stay warm. If you are local, please consider attending one of my fabulous classes!!! Tee hee.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas with the Cuttlebug!!

I'm beyond excited. Two for two on the posts with Blogger! This is a card I recently taught at Smudges and trust me it is so pretty if you could see it in real life. The white is really a beautiful pale gold. I do plan to repeat the Christmas card class I recently taught at Smudges as everyone really enjoyed the cards. I just love using my Cuttlebug machine and I really like embossing with it. I'm getting ready to drop off some stamps to sell at Scrapbooks Too for a sale this weekend. The store is located in Bloomingon, Mn and the sale starts on Friday nite (a special paid event) and continues thru Monday (Monday is half price day). We are allowed to sell 60 things so that's what I'm planing to do. You get store credit and it cost $10 I believe to sell your stamps. I say out with the old and in with Taylor's cupcake stamps. I want them so bad! Have a great day my friends and thanks for stopping by. Thanks for all the emails. It really means a lot to me. Life goes on!!! Peace Tami : )

Monday, November 3, 2008

Oh baby!

I'm popping in for a quick hello. I can not upload my scarecrow card from Smudges last Sat. Maybe it wasn't meant to be. I've tried no lie at least 40 times. I did find this Cuttlebug baby card in my stash. You can't see the white embossing but it is there with stickles. I have to go to bed now. I hope you have a great Thursday. I am so pleased with our new President. Peace.

A WARM Hello from MN!!

Happy Fall. My gosh I can't believe its already November. Soon it'll be Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I had a great class on Saturday at Smudges. I met some wonderful new ladies in my class and we had a lot of fun. I saw Mary Kay again and she had an adorable make and take card after my class ended. Our fall weather has just been so nice these past few days. Its going to be 73 degrees on Monday. This is just unbelievable weather especially in MN but I will take it and enjoy every minute of it!!

Back to Smudges, I did manage to buy a few little treats for myself after my class. I know I am bad but I just had to feed my stamping addiction and pay off my *layaway items* (he he). I *needed* these items for my future stamping classes at Smudges! I purchased some awesome Bazzill embossed dot paper, a few Cuttlebug folders and the new Cuttlebug ornament die/embossing set, Gamasol and blending stumps, stamps (imagine that) and I'm not sure what else was in the bag. Oh I just remembered I got some beautiful new background paper by Basic Grey and a few other sheets of gorgeous paper. I really hate to admit this but I wanted more things such as Magnolia, My Favorite Things, and Lockhart stamps but I just had to stop at what I was getting and be thankful. I'm a pretty fast and impulsive shopper! I can do some serious damage in less than five minutes. Just ask my friend Wendy. The good news is I haven't been to Michael's in like a week or so.

News flash...I will be teaching a Christmas Card Class on Friday, Nov. 7 at Smudges using stamps from assorted companies, Copics, Spica glitter pens, and my stash of Cuttlebug products. The class starts at 11 am. Please come if you'd like to get a jump start on your holiday cards and have a stamping good time. I may offer this same class in the evening so stay tuned as I need to figure out my class schedule for Nov. Smudges is really great about emailing weekly and I like that so kudos Leslie. You GO GIRL!

I've *fallen back* and certainly enjoyed the extra hour of sleep on Sunday! I have a busy week coming up with orders, class samples, kit making (oh joy), phone calls, cleaning my deck and garage on Monday, laundry, housework, bills (yuck), voting for sure on Tuesday, and finally the long awaited haircut on Thursday.

Lastly, I do offer my classes "to go" for those of you that can not attend. Email me if you are interested. It's a sweet deal and I've been doing this for several years now! Have a super duper t week. Thanks for stopping by my little 'ole bloggie. I'm still dreaming about getting some of Taylor's new cupcake stamps. They are without a doubt the best cupcake stamps I've ever seen!! Peace my friends. Tami :)

Edited on Monday. I can NOT for the life of me upload any of my cards. I just don't get it? I've tried posting three cards recently and Blogger gives me nothing but problems. I've spent so much time trying to upload and its so frustrating when it says DONE and nothing is there. I just want to scream and pull my hair out. Maybe it will work later on this week so sorry no cards.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My little cupcake says hello SWEET friends!!

This one is for you Taylor as I have cupcake fever and to all my sweet friends! I love how this card came out and I plan to teach it on Sat. Thanks Jan and Ruth Ann for making this card possible. The background paper is from Scenic Route and of course I used bling, Spica clear glitter pen, SU word punch, Cuttle Bug, Sizzix (to cut the circle) and colored staples. I really have a thing for staples! I could not crop it well after numerous tries but I wanted to share it with you because I'm so excited! Have a good weekend. Its going down to 40 on Sunday and we will have that freezing weather on Monday too. I am NOT ready for winter. Tami...xoxox....I will be dreaming about ordering Taylor's newest sets but I will have to wait a bit. I want all six sets!!!

Campaign to Spread the Sweetness for Taylor!!

You must check out Taylor's blog and see her three adorable new stamp set releases. Oh my sweetness she really has done it this time! I love them all and I want all her sets. Oh Santa I've been good pretty please!! As most of you probably know, Taylor has her own line of stamps and other goodies available for purchase online at her website. I say holy cool cupcakes!! And I couldn't be prouder of her as she is just so talented. I actually got to meet Taylor during Scrapfest 2007 at Mall of America here in MN. She is what I call a very talented power stamper and Taylor is so sweet just like her cupcakes. I hope you will visit her blog soon. Thanks! Tami

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cosmo Cricket Card Candy!!

Good evening friends. Here's a card I designed for my Halloween card party last Saturday. The cat stamp is from Memory Box and I used my new Martha Stewart fence punch. I had just told my friend Mary I wish I had bought it and then I found it. I have so many punches that I don't even know what I really do have! Ok back to the card. Because I made three very similar cards using this awesome Cosmo Cricket paper, I am going to have a little *card candy* on my blog. If you'd like a chance to receive one of these cards just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner on Monday evening and mail the card out on Tuesday. This will be my first giveaway. Good luck.

On a very sad note one of my friends here in MN lost her husband on Wednesday. I will be attending his funeral on Monday. Life can be so short and so unfair sometimes. Death is never easy. I am lost for words right now so I will get back to watching Gray's Anatomy. Peace...Tami

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Double Halloween feature!!!...BEWARE!

Hey my little pumpkins. How the heck are you? I know don't faint! Two posts and cards in one day. The reason I'm so excited is because the *rubber stamp fairy* arrived at my doorstep this afternoon with my Memory Box Christmas stamps and Gingerbread paper. I'm as happy as a lark. They totally rock! I also received some fall flowers earlier today from an old friend who is back in town. Anyway, I can't wait to play with my new stamps and Dave's gorgeous Gingerbread paper all from Memory Box. I hate to even cut it up because it is so beautiful. He really is the BEST! Thanks Doris Mae and Laurel. You both made my day especially after a really bad day on Tuesday. I'm in the cupcake card mode today. I did mail out a few Halloween cards this afternoon and some stamps. Its only 44 degrees now and raining. I should have my heat on but I am suffering and my teeth are chattering. I have to pay for another rubber stamp order which I *needed* so there will be NO heat until November. Can I make it? I am dressing in layers. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! Have a good evening everyone if there is anyone still reading my sad blog? Tami...PS I am still looking for some more signups for the weekend. On Saturday I'm repeating my cupcake class at Caribou using several cupcake stamps from assorted companies and Sunday is my Autumn Slendor class showcasing Fall cards and a couple birthday cards at Artsy Tarty. Any takers???? Come on! I know you want to stamp with me on Saturday and/or Sunday. I am leaving you with another Martha Stewart card. Both the cards I posted today were mailed off to two very special friends. Tomorrow I will be posting my Halloween Cosmo Cricket card so I hope you will stop back and check it out. I love how it turned out! Stay warm peeps. I do realize some of you don't have to worry about cold weather and high heating bills you lucky dogs. Peace.

Trick or Treat!!

Hello my friends. Sorry for the late post but I've been busy as a bee. I taught this Martha Stewart sticker, paper and ribbon card at my Halloween party on Sat. nite. We had a ball as usual. Thanks to all that attended. We ate, drank, stamped, played the dice game and were scary. My next class is on Sat. at Caribou in Little Canada and its all about cupcakes. Email me if you'd like to attend. I'm teaching fall cards on Sunday at Artsy Tartsy in Savage and it will include a couple birthday cards. I'd love for you to join me on Sunday. Meanwhile I must get back to work which means writing out Halloween cards, paying a few bills, designing class samples, and kitmaking. Its so cold and rainy here in MN today. We had our first hard frost on Tuesday. Winter is coming and I'm not looking forward to it this year. Thanks for stopping by. Tami PS. Happy Birthday Ruth Ann. I hope you are having a great birthday celebration.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

HO! HO! HO! says the elves!!

Here's a card I recently taught. Sorry I couldn't publish it until tonight. I am SO swamped this week which is a good thing. I will not be able to be too chatty tonight plus it took only about 12 tries to upload this card. Darn Blogger. On the inside of this card I used four Missy Ballance images from her clear Christmas set and I colored the images with Tombow markers. I also used two other A Muse stamps Ho Ho HO and We wish you a Merry Christmas on the inside. The paper is from Daisy D's and one of my favorite little books for cardmakers. I also used pompoms, glitter pens, an antique red button, large gigi Marvy scalloped punch, paper piercer and mat, green bazzil paper, scalloped scissors, colored staples, 3M mounting tape and more. I colored with Copics. I will be back hopefully Sunday evening after I get through my annual stamping Halloween party. I still have openings for the party if you want to attend. If so, please email me soon. I did mail off my ATCs to TN and I got my other ATCs done for our monthly ATC gahering at Artsy Tartsy tomorrow nite. I have to go to the dentist on Wed., get lots of class samples designed, write two orders, and help out a friend on Thursday. Plus, my Halloween party is coming up real soon and I have to finish up my samples for the big event!! Yikes, I better get offline and stop watching Dancing with the Stars. I hope you all have a super week. Thanks for stopping by. Tami : )

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby!!

What a day! Kits, kits and more kits. Its the story of my life as a kitmaker. I'm ready to leave tomorrow at 7:15 am for Pine City. I will for sure need a large coffee and a couple of toothpicks. Actually I'm really looking forward to our beautiful fall trip *up north* as the Minnesotans say. Change of plans. I'm going up with Wendy and I have a few more signups so COOL beans on The Pine City Scrapbooking Co. road trip. Here we come with bells on! I hope you all have a lovely fall weekend. It is going to be in the low 70's here in Minnesota. I have to make three sets of Atcs on Sunday. Yikes once again.

Happy fall you all. We are so lucky to have delicious honey crisp apples in MN. Yumo. I love them so much. I am so looking forward to another great day with my buddy Wendy Lou. Then next Sat. is my Halloween party. Peace and Happy stamping. Tami : )

Oh isn't my Missy Ballance card sweet? I used a new gem on her party hat. I hope it survives the trip to CA. My black glaze pen acted up on the buttons so they are a little large. Bad pen!! I finally used my new Fiskar border punch the one that was so hard to find. I got mine at Target long ago. I colored this card with Copics and used my Cuttlebug swirl folder on the large scalloped pink oval. The ribbon is from Archiver's and it was a steal during Scrapfest back in Sept. at Mall of America. I bought several rolls of it what a surprise! That's all for this week my friends. I will try to post another card on Sunday evening.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Best Witches!

Here's my card from yesterday. Susan thanks for reminding me as I probably would have forgot to try and upload it tonight. I am not kidding when I say I tried over 30 times to upload this baby. Does anyone else have issues with Blogger or is it just me? I will be super busy on Friday as now I have two different classes on Saturday in Pine City, MN. I have to drive 2.5 hrs. prior to my first class which starts at 10 am on Saturday. Yikes. Please pray for me and my old car that we have safe travels. I still have openings in both classes if you want to come up to this beautiful store but you must email me!! This lovely store is simply unbelievable and total eye candy!! I can hardly wait to get there. Its plump full of beautiful papers, ribbons, and lots of other items. I have a huge wish list. Marni really has an eye for ordering such beautiful things and a flair for decorating. Her work is breathtaking too. The store is loaded with lots of samples. Plus, this is going to be the peak weekend for fall foilage. I'm game. This store I am teaching at is relatively new The Pine City Scrapbooking Co. and you can stay overnite or your group for crafting, cropping, stamping or quilting. I may just stay overnite on Saturday just because. I think I will pack my teddy bear and pillow just in case? Again, you must contact me or call me on Friday if you want to attend either of these classes both of which will use A Muse stamps. I had booked them long ago. That's all for now. I tivoed Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy so I have to watch Ugly Betty now. Have a great weekend. If I have time tomorrow nite I will post the birthday card I mailed off to California today for a special friend.

I ran a lot of errands today and I finally used up a gift card I had been saving for a long time. I got some lovely stamping supplies for my Fifth Annual Halloween party on Oct. 18 in Moundsview. I have seven or eight signups so far. We always have a spooktacular party. I will be selling off some stamps I no longer want and other supplies prior to the party. So come if you dare. I have to go now and make a phone call so I can't proofread this post. So sorry. Tami

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My laptop is finally fixed all you witches!!

Hello my friends-

I just finished teaching 5 awesome classes in a little over a week! Whew...what a whirlwind but it was lots of fun!! Thanks to all my fabulous students and friends that attended my recent classes. I met some new stampers in my classes which is always exciting. I love people and teaching is really my thing!! There are hardly any of us left in this area anyway. I say goodbye to the meanies!!

My car is fixed (BIG ouch on the bill) and my laptop is finally back however I still need a new battery real soon. I was able to hook it up Sunday evening after I unpacked from my trip. It works great so far thank the good Lord. It was down for about a month and its hard to run your business without a computer. I will be very busy this week getting ready for more classes, processing a couple orders, and making lots of ATCs. Plus there is always bills, bills and more bills. Yuck-a-do! I have lots of new designs to share with you from my recent classes. I had an awesome weekend with my best friend Wendy and all my other great friends up on Grave Lake. The drive was so pretty on the way to Brainerd on Friday but it rained all day Sunday. We finally managed to do a little antiquing in Crosby, MN. And, we scored!! I love the hunt! I get a high from it. Again, thanks so much to everyone who took my classes. I appreciate your business and friendship as always. You ladies ROCK. I did get some new things this weekend at Create-A-Card Studio and I had two great classes at Smudges on Wednesday. I can't stop Cuttle-bugging!! Thanks Smudges. I will be working on booking more classes this week. Take care now. I will pray for peace. Tami

Here is a card I sent off to a friend. I cuttlebugged some K and Company 12 x 12 Halloween paper and made it into a Halloween card. I think most of you know I love stickles, colored staples, glitter pens, and ribbon. I'm having my fifth annual Halloween party in Moundsview on Sat. Oct. 18 at 4 pm and I'm teaching a class at Smudges on Sat. morning Nov. 1 "Fabulous Foursome." I'm working on adding a few more classes now. Have a good rest of the week. Tami

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hey you sweet Bellas...I'm back!!

Hello my stampy friends!

I am still alive and well so thanks to all of you who have missed me. WOW it was really overwhelming!! It's kind of hard to update your blog when your laptop-less!! Last weekend I attended Scrapfest at Mall of America for two whole days of fun!! I had a blast with my friends. I certainly needed a little cheer so it was great to get out to the mall as I don't get there enough during the year!! It was my fourth year attending but this year I did not work there so I had plenty of time to check out all the exciting companies and see their new products!! It's always a total mob scene but the eye candy is so worth all the pain of standing in long lines and fighting the massive crowds. Let me tell those of you that do not live in MN this mall is HUGE!! This is the first year I did not shop at Archiver's in the mall and let's just say it was a good thing!! My pocketbook thanks me!! I know its hard to believe but we did manage to do a little shopping twice no less in the Archiver's Hot Spot area. I scooped up some super deals on ribbon and of course more bling for my Halloween cards. Its always fun to chat with people from all over the country while waiting in the long lines for the make and takes. I plan to hopefully write more about my Scrapfest experience just as soon as I have a working computer and more time. A big shout out to Cosmo Cricket and Doodlebug! They totally rocked the house or should I say Scrapfest!!

Here's a Stamping Bella card I recently taught at Smudges in Chanhassen, MN. I had a great turnout so thanks to all the great ladies that came to my Sweet Stuff class. I use to teach lots of stamping classes at Smudges and I'm SO happy to be back teaching at this wonderful store!! A lot of my friends and students live in the area and have been asking me to teach there for a long time. Why the heck did I wait SO long???? I hope you can join me soon. If so, please call the store to sign up for my next class Let's Cuttle-bug on Oct. 1 at Smudges. I will be using an assortment of Cuttlebug embossing folders, stamps from Smudges and other fun embellishments including pretty ribbons and papers.

Next subject. A BIG yes to all of you that have noticed I am no longer a part of the A Muse Instructor program. If you would like to know more about this please email me and I will be happy to answer your questions. Thanks for all your emails and phone calls. Life is full of surprises both pleasant and unpleasant. I believe certain things happen for a reason and are truly a blessing in disguise. I will NOT let anyone or any company take the JOY out of my love for stamping and teaching classes. I look forward to teaching with other *new* stamping lines as there are so many wonderful choices nowadays. It will be so great to give my other stamps some much needed love. I will certainly miss my A Muse friends especially Emily after three years of being a part of the A Muse Instructor program. I still plan to make both Halloween ATCs for those of you who have asked me as well as teach a few A Muse classes so no worries. I am finally happy to get this whole subject off my chest and move on. Change is good and I look forward to teaching some new classes! End of subject. :D

Lastly, my laptop is getting shipped off this coming week for repair just as soon as I receive a box. Like previously stated, I did write this post a while back. It has been edited numerous times due to Blogger problems and the fact that my laptop kept crashing. It was all very frustrating and time consuming. I have to go to the library nowadays to use the Internet but today I'm at Dunn Brothers Coffee finally posting this *bad boy* as I wanted to let people know I'm OK. I was going to delete my blog for personal reasons but I have decided to keep it for the time being. I want to thank all my friends and students for their love, friendship, support, and business. Again, I will still be around teaching some new classes so I hope to see some of you really soon!! Big hugs, Tami : )

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Frankie sends his love!

I am so happy I could jump up and down right now. Persistance does pay off! Here's Frankie.

I used 2 kinds of fibers from Michaels, colored staples, Tombow markers, assorted. glitter pens, silver gel pen, my new bling...finally someone has come out with orange bling (thanks Hero Arts) and *dull* black circle gems. I edged the orange Bazzil paper layer with black chalk ink. I used yellow glaze pen on SPOOOOKY! Frankie is available from Inky Antics.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Dear's your answer!!

"Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Mrs. Claus says hello!! Buns up (get it?)": Wasn't this posted on your blog earlier this week before you showed the stamps for sale? Posted by Anonymous to It's All in the Details! at Fri Sep 05, 05:26:00 PM"

Answer for Anonymous:

Hi Anonymous.
Yes, as a matter of fact Mrs. Claus was posted earlier this week. Thanks for reminding me. Do you have a problem with the way I update my blog? If so, maybe you shouldn't visit it. I needed to edit a couple recent posts regarding the fall/Halloween stamps I am selling so I moved Mrs. Claus up. I apologize if that bothered you and you felt it necessary to get your *little dig* in Anonymous. Have a nice weekend. For the record, I frequently have problems uploading files to Blogger so that's why I had to go in and edit the posts so people would know the selling price of my stamps. Tami

Mrs. Claus says hello!! Buns up (get it?)

Hello peeps. I made this card because I wanted to live up to my reputation that it really is All in the Details plus I was feeling a little cocky (I hope that's a word). First of all, Mrs. Claus has bling in her bun's bow and I put on her red stud gem earrings. I think I will keep this card for a very special friend that is far away. Oh, I actually dug out my southwestern corner punch and notched the corners. I did put white stickles in each corner but you can't see it. There are gold highlights all over Mrs. Claus. The sweet image is from a new Missy Ballance Christmas clear set. It is available thru A Muse as well as the sweet holiday sentiment and green paper. I colored with Copics. I think she's adorable and her apron is distressed linen. He he. I will be adding lots of classes starting now Sept. I'm just firming up all the details. I'm so excited to begin my fall journey. I have lots of fun things planned including my annual Halloween party. I hope you had a fun weekend. I sure did!! As always, thanks for stopping by my bloggie. Tami

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy 16th birthday Gino Bambino!

Its so hard to believe my handsome little nephew turned 16. Gino already has his own car but no license yet thank God as I worry about him. Isn't he a little cutie pie? He has a job at Stop and Shop bagging groceries and is a total skateboarder DUDE! I love him to pieces and miss him dearly. I'm not too happy to hear he's already dating. Gino, its hard to believe I watched you come into this world sixteen years ago. Remember now it was me your Auntie T-T that named you. I hope you had a terrific birthday and that you will study hard in school. Be a good boy....Hugs little one. xoxox
No stamping from Wed. I didn't feel like it. I'm looking forward to going out today and taking care of some business. Actually I feel a little sick right now kind of like I swallowed a boulder. Peace. Tami

Monday, September 1, 2008

Halloween & Fall stamps for sale LOT!!

I am selling all these Fall stamps for only $10 plus shipping. I will throw in some little fall leaves in assorted colors. They add a nice touch on your cards. Email me if you want these treasures! I'm going to give this a try and see how it goes.

Edited: This file will not upload so email me if you'd like to see the stamps and I will send you the file. They are NOT A Muse. The lot includes: Hero Arts, Magenta, Inky Antics, Printworks, and a few other companies. There are a total of 7 stamps plus little leaves and a few yards of ribbon. Such a deal at only $10 plus shipping!!

I have lots of older wood mounted stamps that need a new home. I'm sad to report lots of them have never hit the ink pads. Imagine that???!!! : ] Here's a partial list:

12 Penny Black stamps, 3 Magenta, tons of older DeNami, 3 PSX, Printworks and Annette Allen Watkins, lots of Hero Arts, and a *LOT* of shadow stamps from Hero (special deal for all of them), and Inky Antics (most of them are snowmen). I also have 4 CARD magazine books for sale. Dec. 2006, Jan. thur Mar. 2007. All priced to sell quickly!

This is just a start! It takes so much time to handle the stamps, scan them, price them, etc. All you have to do is contact me and we will go from there. I will send you a picture of them as time permits. I prefer money orders. Here's my first batch. Come on, buyers needed!! I will throw in a few yds. of ribbon. Any takers?? I NEED to move these out of my house and into your hands. Thanks for stopping by and reading this silly post.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Little birdie in a cage!!


This is a card I assembled this week from a leftover class kit for a very special friend that I miss dearly. The original card design is from Becky, a fabulous A Muse designer. I love her unique style. Inside I stamped happy birdie! Isn't the envelope so cute? I absolutely love the Missy Ballance bird. All the other adorable stamps, ribbon, bling, and papers are from A Muse. I used decorative scissors on the white paper and glued the brown strip on the white paper. I used Copics for coloring and a gold glitter pen for added details. You know I say It's All in the Details baby!! I really like to jazz up my envelopes if I have the time. Good day my friends. Tami :]

PS I watched a great new movie yesterday What Happens in Vegas. I really enjoyed it a lot and it was hilarious.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Moose on the loose!!

This is for my friend Christina that collects moose items and she is NOT a stamper. I apologize now if I already posted this card before. It was in my unpublished posts so I'm not sure.
I survived the day. Whew and what a gorgeous fall day. The trees and leaves were spectacular. I had a great time in Pine City teaching and shopping at The Pine City Scrapbooking Co. The store totally ROCKS and you have to check it out if you can. Its totally worth the ride and Marni is such a sweet woman and very talented. She has an awesome book club every month and I SO want in. I am going back to teach a couple more classes soon . Marni has the best ribbon and that makes for a happy Tami. I love love love RIBBON.
I met so many awesome ladies today. This store was packed with customers and it is definitely a HOT spot store. Total eye candy. I have yet to check out the entire store. I did reward myself with a few little Cosmo and May Arts treats. I also signed up for the Cupcake 12 hour Crop in Nov. and I'm really not even a scrapbooker. We went out for pizza in Pine City at the Pizza Palace yumo and then back to the store for a little shopping before we hit the road jack. I have such awesome friends and students. Thanks to everyone who took my classes today and I look forward to teaching more classes soon. Goodnite. I have to go to bed soon. I usually always unpack my car after every class I teach but not tonight. Tami.....I will post a Christmas card I taught today Sunday evening. Sweet dreams. Big shout out to my girl Wendy. You are MARVELOUS DARLING!! Thanks for the star buttons. I will admit it...I really did want those babies. Big hugs. xoxoxox

SWEET little flower girl!!

Here's the card I made on Monday. Let's hope it uploads this time around (fingers and toes crossed). Please see Monday's post for more detailed information on how I made this sweet card using Elzybells NA stamps from A Muse. I'm totally loving the new A Muse website. I still have some discontinued A Muse stamps for sale. Shoot me an email if you are interested. I do have the little pizza man. Happy trails my friends. Tami

Monday, August 25, 2008

USA Artist Trading Card

The first one is to honor the great USA Olympians...they all were super over in CHINA!! Hats off to the great USA and yes, I'm proud to be an American. God bless America.

My ATC (artist trading card) uses the following A Muse products: fireworks stamp, black frame (clear set), bottom sentiment, three colored star embellishments, and blue polka dot paper. I used a gold glitter pen for accents on the fireworks and stars on the bottom. The other stamps are from Michael's. One of those $1 clear sets.
The next card uses stamps from A Muse Elzybells NA and blue A Muse Maderia paper. I had a little strip of some fancy May Arts sheer white flower ribbon and I glued another piece over it (thin blue ribbon scrap). I used my yellow Spica glitter pen and actually colored the yellow flower centers right on the ribbon. COOL beans! There is white rick rack and blue staples. I edged the scalloped rectangle with light blue chalk ink. Inside sentiment: make a wish. I hope you likey and by the way I used my Copics to color this adorable image!
I must admit I'm still really new at all this blogging bussiness and sometimes it makes me want to scream. I spent over two hours again tonight trying to fix my post from today as I tried to put two cards on one post. Not a good idea. Perhaps tomorrow will be a better day. Lesson learned. One card at a time!! I think I will call it a day and head to bed soon. Sweet dreams my bloggy friends. Peace.
PS Tomorrow will be a MOOSE day if all goes well so I hope you will check back. I'm having Olympic withdrawals. I'm elated Misty May (beach volleyball GOLD medalist) will be on Dancing with the Stars this fall. This was such great news and I'm tickled pink! I really enjoy watching that show just as much as Ellie (my MOM) does. I love *dishing* with her on all the dancers. I can't believe Fall is right around the corner. SMILE Tami : ]

Sleigh Card Finally!

I am having MAJOR trouble with Blogger tonight (Sunday). This is what drives me crazy about having a blog! And, let's not mention how many times AOL crashes every time I log on at nite. All this wasted time trying to upload a card. I want to scream right now and pull my hair out. Here we go again crossing my fingers! (It never did work on Sunday after numerous attempts).

Hello on Monday.

I cranked out lots of cards today and even a few ATCs. I spoke to "Ellie" again but this time for 2 hours. Good thing she called me! I hope you had a beautiful day. The weather was perfect in MN. I will have lots of cards to share with you this week and I hope to make up for my stamping hiatus. Lots of birthdays this month. My sweet little nephew Gino is turning 16 on Sunday (he's a total skateboarder dude and already has his own car just waiting for him to get his license). My niece and God daughter Sabin left for Keene State College on Sat. She is 18 and I can't believe my babies are so big now. It seems like yesterday that they were little babies when they both lived here in MN. My youngest sister (their MOM) is Cami and middle sister is Sami. Yes, I know how dorky! Any how I sure do miss them lots as well as my entire immediate family in NH. I will try and post a picture of the two of them soon. So long for now and thanks for stopping by. Tami ......OH Hi Megs.....another college chickadee in MN. Study hard and NO partying!! :]

Little doggie with his holiday sweater & an ATC!!

Hello my friends-

Boo hoo...the Olympics have come to a close. I certainly enjoyed watching them these past two weeks. Beach volleyball hands down was my favorite! Actually, I loved it all. I'm not going to bore you with misc. tidbits so here are a couple cards and an ATC (Artist Trading Card). Again, thanks for all the nice emails. I'm finally ready to do some serious fall/holiday stamping. I have certainly enjoyed the stamping/teaching break. We must savor our last week of summer. Its hard to believe its almost over. The Minnesota State Fair is going in full swing but I probably won't be going again this year. We had another beautiful weekend here in MN. I hope your weekend was suntastic, relaxing, and fun!! I did a little Martha Stewart Halloween shopping and watched more of the Olympics. I just couldn't stop watching all those fantastic athletes.
First up, my A Muse Apalooza ATC swap. The two stamps are new from the A Muse July release. All products are from A Muse except black Bazzil paper. Someone from A Muse designed the couple card which I recently taught and I made a matching ATC for my students because it was so quick and simple. Gosh I think I made about 20 of them.

Next is a card I taught during A Muse Apalooza at Artsy Tartsy. Again, most products are from A Muse except ink, punches, and star brad. Do you know I use some type of glitter pen on about 95% of my cards? I love to add a litter glitter with no mess!! Edited: I can not get my sleigh card to upload for the life of me so I will try again on Monday.
Lastly, one more for good measure and its on the top. I'm having so many problems tonight. Would you believe I've spent over two hours on these three cards. Little dogie with his Christmas sweater. Do you wear Christmas sweaters? I use too but no more. I also taught this card during A Muse Apalooza week. I tried to load the second card at least ten times and no luck. I will post more cards on Monday. Talk to you soon. Tami : ] I learned the new smiley face from my niece who is going to Keene State College in Keene, NH.
I do want to mention A Muse has a fabulous new website. I really like it a lot and they did a really fantastic job on it. Please check it out. Have a super duper sunny week. SMILE

Sunday, August 17, 2008

No blog updates??

Two words:

The Olympics!

Have a good week. I have lots of things to do this week but stamping is definitely on the list. I've been on a little stamping break and I'm now starting to feel recharged!! Summer is almost over and I'm so looking forward to Fall.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Oldie but goodie!!

I made this card awhile back for someone in NH and I luckily scanned it before I mailed it off. I rubbed ink over the cuttledbugged birthday background. While cleaning the other day I found my original folder. Because I couldn't find it for a class one day, I had to buy a second one. Gosh, I hate when that happens just like all my stamp doubles I've been finding. Please bear he he bare with me on the A Muse stamps for sale. I am still pulling them. I hope to have the list ready next week. Thanks for the emails and I'm still waiting to hear from Laurie in MN. I hate to say this but I'm thinking about going to Archiver's tomorrow just to see what's up with their event filled weekend. I have about 10 errands to run so this is on my list. This is week four of no Michael's. Its hard to believe. Another beautiful day here in MN. Thanks for visiting. I didn't realize so many people read my blog. Tami

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Elzy and Mr. Froggie!!!

I taught this card awhile back at Artsy Tartsy in Savage, MN and I really love how it turned out with all the corner rounding. Most products are from A Muse except the background paper paper which I think is from Basic Grey. I used May Arts velvet ribbon and I bought the flower brads from Michael's or Archiver's. This is actually a photo of Meg's card a young college gal that took my class and works full time at the store. Hi Megs!! I miss you girlfriend. It won't be long before you leave for college. I'm really gonna miss you.

Not much more news to report. I'm still working on pulling stamps to sell. Its not easy to let go and its not easy to sell them. Life goes on. Today was the most beautiful summer day. I loved it. I hope you all had a great day. I plan to send out an email soon to those of you that are interested in seeing what I have to sell. Too bad you couldn't see them in person....small store!!!! I need your email Laurie from MN that I met originally at a garage sale I was in and then I saw you again at the MN Rubber Stamp Expo at the fairground. Email me. Its on my blog. I have a lot of ATCs to make soon and I haven't been in the mood lately to stamp. I think its been too hot and I needed a little break from too much stamping these past months. Happy day. Tami : )

Monday, August 4, 2008

No more shopping!

Here's a card from one of my classes. I decided to post it to remind myself to cool it for a bit until I sell off some of my stamps. I have way too much stuff and I really don't need another thing for a very long time. I know we can all relate RIGHT? I've been trying to weed out a few things and its so hard but I have managed to stay out of Michael's for at least 3 weeks now which is a miracle because its ONLY 5 minutes from my house. I just watched The Bucket List and what a great movie. I'm a huge Jack Nichols fan. I recently watched Juno and PS. I love you. They were all great movies. Tami

I had car troubles on Friday morning but I brought my car into the shop immediately and they were able to fix my old beast right away! My exhaust pipe decided to let go in the front of the car and man was it LOUD! Not fun but that's life. Note to self: When you hear a *new* noise, don't wait until your car gets really bad and it starts to break down in major road construction that is at a dead stop and you get so nervous you feel your heart beating right through your shirt. Yes, that's what happened to me on Friday. I did get the air conditioning fixed in my house on Tuesday so it has been SO nice to have it cool finally! I'm not too happy about the call I got from the gas company regarding the big price increase for my gas bill this winter. Its always something. So long for now. Tami and NO MORE shopping!!!!!!!!!! How long will this last?? : ]

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beep beep stamps for sale!

Greetings from HOT MN. Yuck...I have 10 Hero Art shadow stamps and I'd love to sell them. Anyone interested? They are assorted sizes and some are new. I'd like to get $15 plus shipping. If you are interested I will throw in a new checkerboard pattern Hero Arts background stamp plus one surprise Hero Arts stamp so 12 stamps for $15 plus shipping.

I also have lots of older DeNami stamps I'd like to sell. They can be sold individually or as a lot CHEAP. Please let me know if you are interested. I'm planning to sell around 25 discontinued A Muse stamps. Let me know if you are interested in any of these stamps.

Here's an A Muse card. Hopefully I'll be getting my air conditioning fixed in the house tomorrow. Today was our hottest day all summer 94 degrees. The humidity just about killed me. Its going to be HOT the rest of the week. I'm looking forward to the weekend. Tami

Monday, July 28, 2008

Miss Bossy sends her love your way!

Hello chickadees. Its late Sunday nite and I decided to post a card from a friend of mine. I finally had time to scan and crop it. Sherry computer generated her own inside sentiment and it will remain *our* little secret! It was shall I say only something she could say to me. I have NOT heard from her in awhile but it works both ways. We must make time for our friends but I have been extremely busy up until one week ago!

I'm sad to report I did not break the bank with my stamp sale procedes on Saturday. It was not well attended but I was only there a total of 5 hours on such a beautiful summer day. I had set my sales goal at $200 and I was really far off from that figure but I did get to see some people I hadn't seen in years and some other friends/students. Did I buy anything? You betcha as we Minnesotans say $26 worth of rubber and a few other treasures! I scored big time on Rubber Moon stamps. It made the pain of getting everything ready and marked on the very HOT and HUMID Friday all go away. I also bought 2 new ink pads, 2 packs of pink baby pins, and some really cool hand shaped gift tags. I really tried to get rid of some you know what and at least it got me back in the downsizing/selling/giving away mode. I did go out on Saturday nite to the Cheesecake Factory in Edina, MN with my friends Tamara and Megs. We also went to see Sex in the City. It was SO good and I can't wait to buy the movie!! It was just awesome. I can't believe it cost $10 nowadays to go to the movies. WOW! It has been so long since I've gone so it was worth it to me. Have a super week. I have some orders to process this week so its back to stamping on Monday and I have to mail out an online trade I did for a punch. More cleaning and purging this week. I'm going to visit my friend Jan tomorrow after I get all my tasks done. Tootles. I hope you like Sherry's card. Smile. Summer is already half over. So sad :-( It looks like NO summer vacation in New England for this chick. Tami

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Goodbye ribbon and rubber!!!

This card is to honor my girl Missy Ballance. She is an illustrator for A Muse and I happen to LOVE her stamps. They are happy stamps and they make me smile when I stamp and teach with them. Plus she's one COOL CA cat!! Big waves to Missy. You can get to her blog from my blog. Missy is listed under A Muse chicks. All stamps are from A Muse including paper and ribbon. No one can say I didn't update bloggie this week. Four times. Wow wee baby!!

I've been trying to pull some stamps and ribbon to sell today at a church in Wayzata, MN. The sale is from 8 am until noon. I had a change of plans this weekend so now I'm participating in a crafter's sale. I hope I do not buy anything. Here's the catch. Setup was either Friday nite from 6-9 pm or Saturday from 6-8 am. Because of the heat and high humidity on Friday and no air conditioning in both my car and house, I decided to go for the setup at 6:30 this am hopefully after I get a large coffee. That's just in a few hours. Man I better get some beauty rest. I'm going to need it as its so late and I just finished marking a case of stamps "wicked cheap." I hope I sell a lot!! Have a super fun HOT weekend. tami : D

Friday, July 25, 2008

You've Got Mail Baby! more card for good measure. This was one of my personal favorites from A Muse A*Palooza week. I love this mail truck by Missy Ballance. I use the special delivery stamp year round. All products by A Muse. I'm trying to round up some stamps to sell this weekend if all goes well. Happy Friday. Tami :-) Please excuse my crop job....I'm still learning.

PS. Hi Bonnie in Fargo! I'm planning to go to Stillwater soon with my best friend and out to dinner and to the movies on Sat. with another friend *IF* all goes well. Today I was busy as a bee tending to lots of personal things. Miss you. When are you going to Stillwater?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Three times a charm in one week!

Oh my goodness...another card post and its only Wed. First of all I'd like to thank Ruth Ann, Erin, Kristina, Julia and Kathleen for a fun weekend in Granada, MN. I got to thinking about things in bed last nite and I forgot to list them on my blog entry last nite. I had just left them all on Sunday so I totally spaced it. I hate to leave people out but sometimes it just happens accidently. Anyway, I had a great day with my best friend Wendy. We played out in the sun for hours on my patio deck repotting flowers and whatnot. It sure was a HOT one today. I just wrote out a few more bills and I'm getting my mail now. I'm expecting some happy mail so off I go. I have plans for the weekend so I'm super excited. I must get a lot of work done tomorrow so I can go out and play. I hope you like this card. It didn't scan too well but its really cute in person. Happy day my friends. We had some yummy pizza tonight and I spoke to my MOM three times today. She told me the weather in NH has been "wicked HOT" and I got a bang out of her as always. Even Wendy got to chat with Ellie!! My Mom will be off on a fun birthday road trip adventure to Vermont with my middle sister. It will be her first experience I believe with Sami's new GPS/Blackberry phone! My family is so crazy and we always have a lot of fun when we are together. I so wish I was going with them to good 'ole Vermont. Tami : ) All products are from A Muse except the blue sheer May Arts ribbon.

Mushroom Cheer!

Just a quick post before bed. This card was made with A Muse products. I taught it a few weeks ago at Create-A-Card Studio in Brainerd, MN and I sent it to my Mom in NH. I have been working on my bills, doing housework, and laundry. I've been trying to sort through all my mail and put my stamps and class supplies away from July. It seems like I've been stamping non-stop for months and I need a little breather! After A Muse A Palooza was over I went on a road trip to Wisconsin with my friend Carolyn. Then I left again last Friday to stay at a new scrapbooking place for the weekend in Granada, MN. It was a former church that the new owners turned into a lovely place for crafting. It was a fun weekend and I hope to return some day! I plan to stay put until the weekend. I am working on some personal things this week and other things that have been neglected. My outside plants desperately need some love too. I have decided to take a little stamping break too until sometime in August. I hope you like this card. It is one of my own favorites!! Again, a BIG thanks to all my wonderful friends. I talked to my friend Mary in NH tonight. She has an awesome blog and Mary is listed on my blog. Please check it out. I hope you have a great rest of the week. Its going to be in the upper 80's all week here in MN. Thanks for stopping by my little bloggie. Hi to my online pals Nancy, Tracy, Missy, and Tinla. Hi to Sandy, Carrie, Hannelore, Sherry, Megs, Tamara, Wendy, Mary and Bonnie Rose. Welcome home Jan. I miss you all! Good nite my friends. Catch you soon. Tami :- )

Monday, July 21, 2008

Christmas in July!!

Hey everyone-

Finally I can take a breather and catch up! I have done a lot since my last post but here is a card for you from one of my A Muse AP classes. It was a fun week but really HOT! Thanks to all my wonderful friends that came to the VIP party and/or my A Muse classes. Now its time to catch up on personal things. I hope you are all well and that you have a sunny week. Tami : )

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Just sittin' here thinkin' of you!

I made this card for my Sat. class It's a Winter Wonderland at Artsy Tartsy. Don't worry Chris I have a special PINK one done just for you!! Its back to work for me. Tomorrow will be our hottest day this summer. Great as I have no air conditioning in my house or car. My three A Muse AP classes will be this weekend. Take care now and happy day my friends.

I did make my 16 A Muse ATCs to swap at the PJ party tomorrow nite at Artsy Tartsy for my guests. Its going to be a lot of fun. I have lots of prizes and we will play a game too.

I did get my MOM's birthday package off to NH. Man shipping is so dang expensive. I made her two hand-made cards. Surprise!! I forgot to scan the second one. I also filled up my gas tank last nite after a Target run and I went way over the $50 mark. Tami : )

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

VIP Party was fun!

Just popping in to say hello. Here are the party favors I made for the VIP party. I am tired tonight so I will be heading to bed now. Hope you like these. I think I made about 30 or 40 of them and it was really fun. I finally got this picture to upload tonight. I'm still working on class kits for my three classes. I had to work on my Mom's cards today and get a little package off to NH.
I will be back again soon. Happy AP week. I read how to make these on Linda's blog (owner of A Muse). I love party favors. I still have openings in all my classes so come on down to Savage. I went to Target tonight and I had to fill up my gas tank. How painful!! Have a great week filled with sunshine and more rubber stamps!Thanks to all the fabulous A Muse lovers that attended the VIP party on Monday night. Tami

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy A Muse A*Palooza week!!


I'm still alive but just up to my eyeballs in design and kit making for A Muse AP week. I haven't had time to scan my cards I taught up at Laurel's Create A Card Studio. It was so much fun. Lots of good laughs. Don't even ask me what I bought! I was a naughty bad girl but I just couldn't help myself.

I'm getting ready to call it a day. It was 93 degrees here today. HOT HOT HOT! I have more work for tomorrow. I just wrote my "to do" list and I have 16 tasks to complete before VIP party at Artsy Tartsy in Savage. I still have openings in all my classes if you are interested.

Here is a card I taught at Smudges last month. I hope you all had a nice and relaxing July 4th weekend. I stamped all weekend. I know boring but it had to get done.

Take care. I will try to update my blog again soon. Thanks for stopping by and a big shout out to my family and all my good friends that continue to support me. On top of everything its my Mom's birthday on July 13. I have to mail her a handmade card. If I buy one again she will have a fit I think. Have a super week my friends. I will see a lot of you this week at Artsy Tartsy.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Muse A*Palooza or Bust!!

The countdown to A Muse A*Palooza at Artsy Tartsy in Savage, MN continues! This will be a fun filled week of stamping, stamping, and more stamping! The week will feature 36 new A Muse Art Stamps and more. We (Artsy Tartsy and myself) have an entire week full of FUN planned just for you! Be sure to register early for any of the classes as I'm making up the kits now. There are still a few spots for the VIP Party on Monday night and openings in all three classes. You can also email me if you'd like to attend any of the events.

Happy July 4th weekend everyone in the USA. God Bless America. Thanks for stopping by.

A Muse VIP Party!
Monday, July 7
7-9 pm
Fee: $10.00
There will be two fabulous make and take projects, door prizes, sweet treats, and light refreshments. You will be the first to preview the newly released A MUSE holiday/winter images. Please sign up now!

A Muse Card of the Day!
Tuesday, July 8
Wednesday, July 9
Thursday, July 10
Come make a new card each day during store hours using A Muse stamps and paper.

A MUSE A THON...*Optional* Pajama - Card Making Party!
Friday, July 11
5-11 pm
Fee: $35.00
Limit: 16 people
5-6:30 pm...Participants arrive. You may shop early and get your PJ's on. Get ready to stamp and party the night away!!
6-7 pm...Dinner served around 6 pm, prize drawings, and more shopping!
6:45 pm...ATC swapping (bring 12 ATCs if you plan to participate) 16 ATCs to have a few extras but I think 12 is a good number.
7-11 pm...Card making party!
*You will get dinner, beverages, snacks and other *special treats* throughout the evening including a fun game. There will be an optional A Muse ATC swap prior to class. Plan to make five adorable winter/holiday cards with new A Muse stamps and other A Muse images. One lucky person will win a special prize providing they had their pajamas, nightgown, or bathrobe on all night!!

It's a Winter Wonderland
Saturday, July 12
1-3:30 pm
Fee: $25.00
Limit: 16 people
Join Tami and make five adorable winter-themed cards using a wonderful assortment of new and other A Muse stamps, A Muse papers, and A Muse ribbon. These cards will certainly warm your heart and delight the recipients.

Get ready for the Holidays! (Happy Birthday MOM *Ellie*)
Sunday, July 13
1-3:30 pm
Fee: $25.00
Limit: 16 people
You will stamp five nice holiday cards featuring the newly released A Muse stamps. Its never too early to start preparing for the holidays. Come join Tami for a fun afternoon of stamping

Monday, June 23, 2008

Coffee, iced tea or me??

Hello stampy friends and other peeps!

I've been stamping up a storm today. Same 'ole usual stuff so I won't bore you. Getting ready to hit my pillow and call it a day. Man oh man. I'm pooped. Here is a card I taught at Artsy Tarty awhile back. I hope you all had a nice weekend. The forecast for this coming week is HOT, HOT, HOT! I'm going on a mini working vacation up to Create-A-Card in Brainerd, MN with my friend Wendy to teach a few stamping classes and do a little partying with my gal pals. Boy does that sound wonderful. If anyone still wants to come up to Laurel's I still have some openings. Just email me with any questions. I have a friend Cindy who is willing to bring some folks up on Friday. I have four classes this week. Yowser. Wow wee is all I can say. My eyeballs hurt right now. I really hope you likey this card as I really enjoyed making this one! She's such a sexy A Muse hostess. I wish I looked like her. Oh Saturday, I managed to do a little shopping and it was not a good situation. I think its how I dealt with some stress. It was certainly a lovely day and I had such a nice summer class with some lovely ladies. I was also thinking about Lyndsay another MN A Muse instructor on her wedding day. Have a good week. I honestly do not think I will be able to post again until next week when I get back into town. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you lots of sunshine and summer breezes. I can not believe A Muse A Palooza is happening two weeks from today. Happy summer and please drive carefully. Right before I got home on Saturday evening I saw a terrible accident on 494 in Plymouth. It literally made me sick. It had just happened and the police and ambulance had not arrived yet. What a mess and I heard on the evening news it was alcohol related. That's all she wrote. Good day my friends!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Splish Splash I was taking a bath!!

Hello dear friends. Its certainly a HOT one today. I just got home and YES I popped into Mike's before I came home even in 84 degree HEAT with NO air conditioning. Our local news just said today is our fifth day so far this season of reaching 80 degrees or higher and it's also day 6 with no rain. Here's a sweet little A Muse card I mailed off to a friend. I love the new A Muse song bird and bird bath. I actually taught this card at Smudges on Tuesday. Its time to get back to work and that would be "kitting" (making up kits for all my June classes):-( Yuck a doo! I want to give a big shout out to my sweet friend Mary A. in NH. She is such a great friend. She is listed on my blog under COOL chicks so stop by her blog and check it out. That woman has a heart of gold and is always there for me. Thank you Mary. I think her blog is so awesome and she always can make me smile. Back to my card. I used the A Muse classic window on today's post. I have lots of fun with that stamp as you can put so many fun things in the window. I also used Copic markers, Tombow markers, glitter pens, glaze pens, and stickles. Have a great weekend and stay COOL my friends. I will my hardest to post something over the weekend. Tami : ) I'm busy as a bee. Smile as tomorrow is the first day of summer!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pink Lemonade anyone?

Hello friends. I'm still alive. I've been really busy teaching classes and all that goes with class preparations. Here's a card I recently taught at my Bottom's Up class. I will be repeating the class on Monday and I'm so looking forward to seeing the people signed up for this particular class as well as the peeps in my Saturday morning class. It was a beautiful sunny day today. I taught a really fun A Muse class at Smudges in Chanhassen, MN. Of course I bought more *stuff* after I finished teaching!! That's a given. Oh, I took a class on Sunday and managed to find a few *must have* items after class. Then a fast trip to Michael's! I do occasionally treat myself to classes at Archiver's and I do attend crops every now and then at both Archiver's and Artsy Tarty. There is simply no end to the buying!!Tomorrow I may go buy a few outside plants at Linder's. I need to make 12 ATCs for our monthly ATC gathering tomorrow night at Artsy Tartsy. Yikes! I have certainly enjoyed watching the Celtics basketball game tonight!! I so wish I could have been with "Ellie" my Mom enjoying the game and celebrating their NBA championship. I'm sure we would have had a beer together. My Mom is a huge Celtics fan and so was my sweet grandmother Emma. Have a sunny and fun-filled great rest of the week. I have 5 more June classes before A Muse A*Palooza in July so please email me if you are interested in attending any of my classes. Also be sure to register for A Muse A*Palooza by clicking on the icon on my blog. You can win some nice prizes and participate in other fun events such as games and challenges. You must sign up again this year even if you registered last year for A Muse A*Palooza. My current class schedule is listed on my blog as well as all the A Muse A*Palooza events I'm teaching at Artsy Tartsy. How cool to have a picture of the one and only A Muse Linda on my blog! It is suppose to reach 80 degrees on Wednesday. Its going to be a HOT one!! Happy day my friends. Thanks for visiting. Tami :^D and "baby bloggie"

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Another card for DADDY!

Hi everyone. I'm just taking a little email break. I have another "store bought" card to share with you that I purchased at Paper Source in Minneapolis for my sister Sami to give to my DAD. It is her favorite card line and I think its called Red Cap? I love this cool CA company and I believe they have three artists. Their cards make me smile and Sami buys them for me every now and then. When I saw this one I had to pick it up for her to give to our dad as he is an avid golfer. That's all for today! I'm power *kiting* big time for my upcoming June classes. I have tons of them! Yikes. Hope you are having a great day. Its beautiful here in MN but very windy. Its the perfect day for stamping and listening to some good tunes. I'm feeling much better today especially after talking to three of my good friends. One thing at a time is always good advice! Have a super weekend. Today is my niece's high school graduation ceremony and party in good 'ole New England where I'm originally from. I'm thinking of my entire family and wishing I could have been there with them to celebrate this special day. Hugs! Tami & "bloggie"

Friday, June 13, 2008


I'll be teaching A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA classes at Artsy Tartsy in Savage MN!  Please see the Artsy Tartsy blog for further details.  Call the store at 952-447-1433 if you are interested in signing up!

A Muse VIP Party
Monday, July 7
7-9 pm
Fee:  $10.00
There will be two fabulous make and take projects, door prizes, sweet treats, and light refreshments. You will be the first to preview the newly released A MUSE holiday/winter images.  Please sign up early as this special event will sell out quickly!   
*Optional Pajama Party!
Friday, July 11
5-11 pm
Fee:  $35.00
Limit:  16 people
5-6:30 pm...Participants arrive.  You may shop early and get your PJ's on.  Get ready to stamp and party the night away!!  
6-7 pm...Dinner served around 6 pm, prize drawings, and more shopping!
6:45 pm...A Muse ATC swapping (bring 12-16 A Muse ATCs if you plan to participate)
7-11 pm...Card making party!
*You will get dinner, beverages, snacks and other *special treats* throughout the evening.  There will be an optional A Muse ATC swap prior to class.  Plan to make five adorable winter/holiday cards with new A Muse stamps and other A Muse images.  One lucky person will win a special prize providing the person had their pajamas, nightgown, or bathrobe on all night!! 

It's a Winter Wonderland
Saturday, July 12
1-3:30 pm
Fee: $25.00
Limit: 16 people
Join Tami and make five adorable winter-themed cards using a wonderful assortment of new and other A Muse stamps, A Muse papers, and A Muse ribbon.  These cards will certainly warm your heart and delight the recipients.

Get ready for the Holidays!
Sunday, July 13
1-3:30 pm
Fee:  $25.00
Limit: 16 people
You will stamp five nice holiday cards featuring the newly released A Muse stamps.  Its never too early to start preparing for the holidays.  Come join Tami for a fun afternoon of stamping.  

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all A Muse A*Palooza events.  Please bring your basic stamping kit to all classes. 

Wild about you!

Here's an old card I taught but I like it a lot. Images by A Muse. I don't feel chatty tonight so I'm going to cut it short plus I'm not feeling well. Life is full of unpleasant surprises. Tomorrow will be a new day and it's going to be nice weather. I'll be making class kits all day. I just added a new card class yesterday. It will be held on Tuesday, June 17 at 1 pm called "Mixed Bag." I still have openings so email me if you'd like to attend. My A Muse A Palooza class schedule is now up on the A Muse AP blog under my name. Email me with any questions. I'm taking a card class on Sunday with my good friend Carolyn so I'm looking forward to a trip to Archiver's. Have a nice weekend friends. Tami :-(

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dear 'ole Dad!

Hello. I met a new friend on Wednesday at the General Store in Minnetonka, MN (shoppers paradise) and I had to peak around a bit before I hit the road for Eden Prairie. I love to look at cards and I always manage to find one I must buy. This card had my Dad's name written all over it! He is always working on something around the house or outside when he's not at the golf course. Inside it says: You are my Mr. Fix-It even when nothing is broken....Happy Father's Day. Anyway I loved it so I bought it for my Dad. He lives in NH and is a super cool dad. I love and miss him very much. I also sent my dad a hand-made card I copied from Emily "Scoopy." I did scan the card before I mailed it out. I will try and post it soon. I have to get to bed now as I have another busy day tomorrow. I have so many classes coming up. I will be back hopefully with a card in a couple of days. Hugs. Tami : D

Edited Thursday night. I tried to upload this post last night about seven times and no luck. I was gone all day on Thursday.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Flowers for you!

Hey everyone. I made it through a rather busy week. I have a few funny stories but I'm too tired to type. I just wanted to post the card I brought to our shoebox swap at Artsy Tartsy last week. I saw this card awhile back at the store and wanted to copy it so bad. It is really pretty. I'm not sure which A Muse designer made it but its one of those fine ladies. Have a great week everyone. I have tons of cards to share now on my blog. I just have to scan them. I used Copics and Spica glitter pens on this card. I still give my Tombows some love every now and then. Please check out my friend Meg's new blog. I just added her under COOL chicks on my blog. She really is one crafty little COOL chick Miss Megan Lea. We had a blast in all my classes this week but especially the Sunday class at Artsy Tartsy in Savage, MN. I have the MOST AWESOME students/friends. I am so blessed to have them in my life and for all their support. I spoke to *Ellie* (MOM) tonight and I had to be oh so careful not to slip and say the wrong thing. In between all the "kitting/class prep" process I managed to squeeze in *a little shopping.* Not a good situation! Oh I could go on and on about the last 10 days of my life but I must get some shut eye as I am so beat. I will be back in a few days with another little treat. Tami : )

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Super busy but its a GOOD THING!!

HELLO! I'm still alive but just really busy. Here is a card from a class I recently taught at Artsy Tartsy in Savage, MN. I absolutely love the Classic Window A Muse Stamp. The store just received a HUGE A Muse order on Tuesday so if you need anything you better get to Artsy Tartsy real soon! I taught another fun stamping class there on Tuesday evening and we had a blast!! Have a great week everyone. I will be back next Monday nite as I have two more classes this week and a shoebox/ATC gathering. I did not go to the Edina Art Fair last weekend. Email me if you have any questions. Stamps, paper, rhinestone on flower center and ribbon are from A Muse. I colored with Copics and used assorted Spica glitter pens. Tami :D
"Baby Bloggie" turned 1 month old on Monday. She's growing like a weed and all tuckered out from the busy weekend. Her Mother made her go to two Michael's on Sunday and then grocery shopping in the heat no less!! OK call me crazy! I hope you like this card. Its looks a lot better if you could see it up close and personal!! Peace.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Emily "Scoopy" CHEERS!!

Hello everyone. I hope you've all had a great week. Here's my card as promised. I mailed it off to a special friend on Tuesday. I'm still super busy which is a good thing! Please note all my new JUNE classes! I can't believe its already June 1st come Sunday. WOW, time just flies by! If you are local please consider taking one of my new A Muse stamping classes. We always have lots of fun making five cards in most of my classes! I will also be offering my classes "to go" if time permits. Please email me if you are interested. I'm really excited for the next two months....lots of classes in place, a few orders to process, more summer time class planning, and two "road trips" with my gal pals are on the calendar!! WOO HOO!! And, today I will be finalizing all my upcoming events for A Muse A*Palooza week in July. Then there's housework and laundry yuck. Absolutely NO time for any shopping (that was yesterday...I *needed* a Bella stamp for my niece's high school graduation on June 14 and one little cutie pie enjoy stamp so sweet). There is never an end to the madness! Ha ha!! Its only 60 degrees as I'm writing this note. Brrr! Where is the sun? We have only had one day over 80 so far this spring and that was last Sunday when it reached 84 degress. I'm not complaining as I prefer weather in the upper 70's unless you are at the lake, ocean, pool or have air conditioning in your home or car. I'd really love to attend the 42nd Edina Art Fair on Sunday but I'm not sure if I will be able to go? Anyone else local plan on going this weekend? The 400+ vendors really offer a lot of spectacular items to purchase so maybe its best I just stay home and keep working on my huge "to do" list. SMILE its Friday! Tami :D Have a sunfastic weekend. It will reach 80 again on Sunday. HOT STUFF!!