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