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