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.