Tuesday, September 29, 2009

blog candy alert!!

Check out Steph's blog and her awesome blog candy for reaching 10,000 hits.

Happy Fall!!

Good day everyone. It certainly is chilley today. I haven't turned on the furnace yet. Here is a card I will be teaching tonight at Anchor Paper. I plan to arrive at 5 pm so come early if you want to get started. I am still accepting signups. Just send me an email and then come to the Plymouth store. This class will be repeated two more times this week. See post below for dates and times. I am quite pleased with the class samples and I have all the kits ready. Woo hoo. Have a great day.

PS...Remember tomorrow is the last day to mail my sister a card in NH if you want a chance to win a really nice Memory Box prize package. Your card must be postmarked by Sept. 30 and you need to let me know you made a card (send me an email). I planned to have her draw a winner this Sunday and I would mail out the package on Monday. Thanks for stopping by. Tami

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Copic Techniques
Learn some fun techniques you can do with Copic markers and see how to enhance your cards with Spica glitter pens in this new techniques class. Take home a class kit with instructions to finish off your projects. Copic brochures and color chart available. Bring your favorite Copic markers and basic stamping kit. Copic Certified.
Anchor Paper University
Tuesday, Oct. 20
5:30-7:45 pm

Copic Techniques
Learn some fun techniques you can do with Copic markers and see how to enhance your cards with Spica glitter pens in this new techniques class. Take home a class kit with instructions to finish off your projects. Copic brochures and color chart available. Bring your favorite Copic markers and basic stamping kit. Copic Certified.
Thursday, Oct. 22
9:30-11:45 am

Copic Techniques
Learn some fun techniques you can do with Copic markers and see how to enhance your cards with Spica glitter pens in this new techniques class. Take home a class kit with instructions to finish off your projects. Copic brochures and color chart available. Bring your favorite Copic markers and your basic stamping kit. Copic Certified.
Anchor Paper Plymouth
Tuesday, Oct. 27
5:30-7:45 pm

Vintage Cards
Make five beautiful vintage all occasion cards with new and popular Graphic 45 papers. Envelopes and embellishments included. See class samples at store. Bring your basic stamping kit to class.
Anchor Paper University
Thursday, Oct. 29
9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thinking Halloween & Tuesday Triplets Day 206

The other night I was on 365 Days Card Blog and saw the daily card challenge. Well every Friday I design a card for Memory Box. I believe my Halloween card fulfills the challenge. Woo Hoo!! I actually designed a card without even realizing it until I went on the blog again tonight. The only thing I would change is the placement of the spiders. I wish I stamped them in different areas and not in the center. Oh well. I still like my card!! If you'd like additional card details hop on over to the Memory Box website and check out my blog post. Please let me know what you think. Have a great weekend. As always, thanks for stopping by my little 'ole bloggie. Tami
I have a Fall Card Class coming up next Tuesday evening at Anchor Paper (Plymouth). Anyone want to join me? I would love to have a few more signups. Its going to be a fun night. We will be using Copics and other fun stampy items. I am now double Copic Certified!! I attended Marianne Walker's Copic class last Thursday at the Minneapolis Hilton and got to meet her assistant Debbie Olsen. It was a great day!! Thanks Mom *Ellie*. She paid my way. Love and miss you Mommy!!

Last item. I am going to ScrapPink at Archiver's (Roseville) on Sunday. I really shouldn't be attending another thing as I have so many bills and spent enough last week at Scrapfest. The main reason I am going is because my very sweet and dear grandmother Emma died from breast cancer at 91. I am going to honor her and two other friends that lost their lives to breast cancer. I also know two other breast cancer survivors so I feel this is a good event. Plus I *need* to get out and have a little fun. You know turn that frown upside down. LOL!! The fee is only $20 for 7 hours of crafting and includes dinner and prizes. Half of the fee will be donated for breast cancer research. That the plan!! :D

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Good and Bad News...

Here's a list of the loot I won at the Crop Around Town last Sat. sponsored by Basic Grey held at my favorite Archiver's (Roseville).

2010 Calendar set
Rub-on roller
Precision file set
Magnetic Precision Mat Kit (includes 18" ruler) Woo Hoo!!

This was the grand prize of the evening. Earlier that nite I won a sheet of rub-ons complete with popsicle stick!! My friend Jan won a 6x6 June Bug paper pack. From the vendor we got the Indian Corn card kit which we all (48 women) chose to make at home. Archiver's gave us a snack bag, goodie bag with a hodge-podge of merchandise, and a nice dinner. We had Starbucks service and then cake. The cake was decorated with the Scrapfest logo. I had lots of fun and hope to go to more Crop Around Towns next year. On Friday night I attended the Cosmo Cricket Crop at Archiver's (Eden Prairie). I really like that store too and it has great employees.

And now for the bad news...
My car broke down on Wed. nite and I cried. It had to be towed. I won't get into the details but a couple I had never met helped me to safety. They just appeared outside like two angels willing to help a woman in need. I feel so blessed that there are such kind people in the world. I will wait to hear from the garage today. I tell you its always something. I wish I could get a new car but that's not going to happen anytime soon. So I am car-less for the time being.

No card today. Sorry but I am not in the mood right now to stamp or scan a card. I've been cleaning throughout the nite and doing laundry as I just can't sleep. I am totally stressed and just full of worry. I normally clean when I'm stressed. Please pray for me the repair is not too costly. If so, I think I may junk it and go without a car. I am so nervous right now. I hope to buy a Power Ball ticket before Saturday and hopefully win BIG! A girl can dream right?? I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Tami

Monday, September 21, 2009

Today is one of the happiest days ever!!

My laptop is finally fixed!! Can you believe it? I sure can't but I'm happy as a clam. I have been suffering for at least six months or longer because of a bad AC adapter power supply cord. I have been so frustrated that not a single company could ship me the correct part. The cord came today (thanks Mr. Fed Ex man) and let me tell you I tore through the box. I even broke a few finger nails while opening the box. Mr. Lappy finally works and stays on with full power. Woo Hoo. :D

I thought I'd share a few cards this week from the Make and Takes I did at Scrapfest on Sunday. Remember I only went to about 10 booths out of 32. It was very busy at the Mall of America and I normally only go there a few times a year. Today's card was from American Crafts. I loved their project and the card is going to my sister Samantha this week. I had fun working with their rub ons. I don't normally use them so I think I will now. I like American Craft products especially their ribbon, paper, ZAP embossing gun, Zing embossing powders, and Thickers. The young woman running the table I sat at was just a doll. I really appreciate the vendors coming to MN to participate in Scrapfest and I try to let them know. Its very hard on them. Trust me I know because I worked at Scrapfest for three years in the Hero Arts booth. It takes a few days to recover from an event of that size. I hope you all have a great week. I will list the items I won Saturday night at the Basic Grey crop on Tuesday. I have so much work to do this week and tons of class samples and kits to prepare. Thanks for stopping by my friends.

For those of you that have sent my sister a card, she asked me about it tonight. I think she is wondering what I am up to. So far she has received two cards and I have to mail her one. Thanks girls Amy, Lindsay and Sherry. She really was so surprised and asked me about it. I have not told her all the details. If you want to know how you too can read a nice prize read the post on my blog from last week. You still have until Sept. 30 to make her a card. My family lost their dog Yoda a few weeks ago and Samantha is taking it the hardest. I am giving a very nice Memory Box prize to one lucky winner and it will get mailed around the first of October. Email me if you have any questions. Tami

If you received this post twice its because I pressed pubish post instead of save as a draft. I had not proofread it yet. Geez when will I ever learn to slow down??

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Grand Prize Winner

Just a quick weekend update. I went to the Crop Around Town (Cosmo Cricket) on Friday nite and it was totally awesome!! Spent the evening with 46 other women and Dr. Larry (he sat across from me). Too funny!! Julie, Lindsay and Lisa from Cosmo Cricket rocked the crop at Archiver's Eden Prairie. They gave out tons of prizes and me #7 did not win and that's my lucky number. Oh well....I still had a great time with my friends and the Cosmo gang. My only real complaint was that it was really HOT in the room we were in but we still enjoyed ourselves.

Saturday...Went to Basic Grey's Crop Around Town Archiver's Roseville and wouldn't you know I first won a sheet of Rub Ons. I'm really not into Rub Ons but I was greatful to just win something. Maybe I will learn to like them? I am a stamper!!Basic Grey had a cool tool for Rub Ons and I wanted it (I'm a tool freak) especially after winning my sheet of Rub Ons. LOL!! Well low and behold the last prize of the evening donated by Basic Grey (grand prize of course) was won by me number #28. I literally froze in disbelief as I'm normally not lucky at winning. I tried to peak down at my name tag to see if my number was really 28??!! YUP it sure was. I just couldn't believe I won. I froze instead of screaming and my head got all funny. It was another totally awesome nite!! Everything was just perfect. I will have to say Archiver's in Roseville is my favorite store for many reasons. It was a really pleasant, relaxing, and cool (air conditioned) evening. I really enjoyed myself and the company was great with my girlfriends. I didn't get a lot done as usual but that's nothing new!! I loved that a young man from Starbucks came and took our drink orders. Mandy and Layle did an awesome job entertaining us from Basic Grey and answering our questions. I love meeting the people behind the scenes. I hope I got Mandy's name right. If not I will correct it Sunday evening. I can't believe I forgot her name. It just doesn't look right but its so late. I almost want to say Abby?

Blick Art Supply (Saturday nite)...I ran like hell to get a nine pack of black Copic multiliners at like 8:55 pm. I love Blick's more than you can possibly imagine. Its right next door to Archiver's in Roseville. Can you say dangerous??

Sunday plans...I will be at the Mall of America for Scrapfest hopefully by 9:15 am to grab some coffee at Starbucks and check out the Scrapfest vendors. I may meet up with some new friends from Las Vegas I met on Friday night and a few other people. I can hardly wait!! Its probably close to 2:30 am so I better get my beauty rest. Nightie night my friends. Tami...The Big Winner :D I am beyond excited. I guess spending $100 for two crops and constantly trying for two hours to get through to two different Archiver stores to sign up four people finally paid off. I also got a Starbuck's gift from Jan. Thanks!! Let's see what Sunday brings? Please excuse any typos. I'm too tired to proofread this post. Sweet dreams my friends and happy Sunday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day One of the festivities!!

I made this ATC for our monthly group however almost half of us will be attending Lindsay's Cosmo Cricket Class at The Scrapbook Shop in Lexington. I am so excited! I've worked really hard to get a lot of work done prior to Scrapfest and I did a tiny bit of shopping too!

Today is our good friend Cindy's birthday. Happy Birthday girlfriend. Can't wait to celebrate with you today!! I won't mention the number even though I know she would not care. So today I have Cindy and Cosmo Cricket on my mind and The Boyfriend...Lindsay from Cosmo Cricket. I can't believe he is teaching two classes right before Scrapfest but it doesn't surprise me. The Man just never stops! I am positive the women will go crazy over him in both classes today. I do believe there are a few spots left if you live local and want to attend. I am SO looking forward to all the fun and action this week!! I am still having laptop issues but have learned to accept it. I have lost so many documents as I keep forgetting to press save. You think I would have learned by now. Still waiting for three separate charge credits to post to my Visa cards for incorrect laptop parts. I tell you its always something. I'm loving my new driveway. It makes me so happy!! :D Thanks for stopping by the 'ole bloggie!!

I made the ATC with Memory Box stamps, Rubber Moon and the new Boyfriend Mini Deck from Cosmo Cricket. I colored the penquin (Lindsay) with Copics and the tiny little paper clips (expensive little buggers) are from Seven Gypsies. Have a great day friends. I will try and post something soon. Tami

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thinking of you and a special request

Hi friends- How are you? I hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend. Scrapfest is finally here and boy oh boy is it going to be a fun and exciting week but also a busy one. I can hardly wait to participate in some of the festivities with friends!! :D

My middle sister is grieving really bad (day 10) due to the loss of her beloved pet Yoda. It was my parent's dog too and they are mouring the loss as well as my other sister and her kids. As you can well imagine we are all very sad. Any how I am going to offer a chance for you to win a nice prize package. All you have to do is mail my sister a card. Just let me know you'd like to participate and I will email you her address. Your name will be entered for a very nice prize drawing for some Memory Box goodies including a stamp, a package of designer paper, a package of jewels and pearls, and a card from me. You have until the end of the month Sept. 30 to mail her a card. If you participate I will have her put all the names into a hat and I will have my MOM "the famous Ellie" draw a winner. I plan to be holding on the phone while all this happens. I will mail the prize out to one lucky person on Oct. 5 or get it to you if you live local. Thanks ever so much. There is a picture of Yoda on one of my recent blogs. Here's a card I'm mailing her this week from my Memory Box stash. She told me on Sunday nothing means more to her than receiving a card from me and can you believe I bought her a beautiful one and mailed it to her last Monday? Yes bought....shame on me but my parent's card was hand-made. I wish you all a very pleasant week and thanks for stopping by. Please know this means the world to me --your friendship and my loving family. If you are too busy to participate that's OK too. I totally understand. Lots of love, Tami : ) PS. This really is not *blog candy* but rather a special request for a very special and kind young lady. My sister is truly one in a million and has a heart of gold. Again I thank you ever so much. If you subscribe to my blog and received a post twice its because I accidently pressed "publish post" instead of proofreading my blog first. Hate when that happens. I had to edit it a third time. Darn!! Have a great day. I am still selling stamps. If you want to see what I'm getting rid of just shoot me an email. Bargains galore!! :D

Friday, September 11, 2009

Saturday class change at Anchor Paper (Plymouth)

I will be having two classes at Anchor Paper on Saturday, Sept. 12. Come early around 9 am to shop and then watch the Copic DVD. My Copic 101 class is from 10 am - 12 pm but we are going to start around 9 am. The Graphic 45 card class is at 1 pm. You will make 5 really nice vintage all occasion cards. There is still time to sign up but you must email me on Friday if you'd like to come. I hope you will consider coming to my one of my classes or both. Remember I also have a Memory Box holiday card class on Sunday at Lunds (Plymouth). Details can be found on a previous post this week.

Remember its Friday and that means I posted a new card on the Memory Box blog. I hope you will swing by and check it out.

Next week will be very busy for me with Scrapfest going on at the Mall of America. I will be taking a couple of classes (Copic and Cosmo Cricket) and attending two Crop Around Towns (Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey). Its going to be a fun week but rather expensive. My Mom treated me to one class. Thanks Mom...you are the best!! I am still selling off some of my stamps so shoot me an email if you are interested in seeing the list. I plan to hopefully prepare a new list on Sunday evening after I get through my weekend classes.

I have a BIG favor to ask. Can anyone please help me out? My family in NH had to have our family pet Yoda put down a week ago today and my family is taking it really hard. I need to make a few doggie sympathy cards for them. Do you have any ideas for me? I would appreciate it very much. R.I.P. dear Yoda. I am very sad too knowing I will never see him again but he is in a better place now "Doggie Heaven". My sister had a private cremation for Yoda. She wrote me such a beautiful note on Thursday and I couldn't stop crying. She is grieving really bad and sent me several pictures of Yoda on his last few days of life. So very sad. I will try and post a card soon. Today is the big day. I'm finally getting a new driveway!! You have no idea how excited I am about this and how long I've waited for this to happen. Thanks for stopping by. I know I've been a bad blogger lately. Tami :D

Check out this blog candy!!


The Greeting farm stamps and more!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Memory Box Card Class

Hello friends-
Wow where does the time go? I can't believe I forgot to list my upcoming Memory Box class. I guess I've lost track of time already this month or old age setting in one of the two. The class is this coming Sunday, Sept. 13, 1 pm at Lund's in Plymouth. Make 5 seasonal cards (envelopes included) using Memory Box stamps, jewels, pearls, papers, note cards and more from the new Holiday release. Please sign up soon via email if you'd like to attend as I will be preparing the kits this week and I do have two other classes this week with are listed below at Anchor Paper in Plymouth. I can't believe its already Sept. So much going on this month for me with Scrapfest, two classes and two crops I'm signed up for, and Junk Market. Additionally, I have seven classes so far this month so I hope you will be able to signup for one. If not, most of my classes are available "to go". I hope to see some of my *old friends* in a class or two as I have missed you!! In the Memory Box class we are making Fall, Halloween and Christmas cards and will be using Copic markers. Remember to bring your basic stamping kit including Copics if you have them. Come early if you'd like to grab a Caribou coffee or something from Lunds. I invite you to bring a friend!! Here's one of the cards we will be making on Sunday. Happy Labor Day. Goodbye summer and welcome fall!! Have a fun and safe holiday my friends both new and old. I will be stamping and making class kits on Labor Day. Tami :D

More blog candy!!

Prety Pink Posh Blog

Friday, September 4, 2009

A birthday card from my stash

Here's an oldie but a cutie!! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!!

Go check out Squiggle Stamps for some fabulous blog candy!!