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 It was in my unpublished posts so I'm not sure.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?? : ]