Monday, December 24, 2007

New TAC Catalog

TAC has released their new catalog and I hope to be holding it in my hands very, very soon!! Here's a sneak peak at the front cover for now.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'm so excited to be on Christmas break. I'll be able to get to my craft desk on Wednesday- I'm ready to do some creating!! :) I've already recieved one awesome Christmas gift from a good friend of my husband and I's. I received a handmade set of drawers. It stands about 5 and a half feet tall and is about a foot and a half wide. There eight drawers (if I'm remembering correctly). We haven't brought it to our house yet. It is beautiful and I have the perfect spot for it next to my craft desk. I will post pictures of it as soon as I get it moved in.

Some exciting news- my brother just got engaged! He and his fiance arrived yesterday to spend a couple of days with all of us. They are located in Nashville, TN, right now. My dad picked them up from the KC airport at midnight on Sat. and there was a really bad snow storm. It took them six hours to get home, when it normally takes about two and a half to three hours to get home. My husband and I went to KC earlier in the day to help some friends pick up someone else from the airport. We left at 4pm and traveled through the worst part of the storm and it also took us about six hours to get home. It was very scary. Lots of cars in ditches. We had a lot of people praying that we had a safe trip home.

Well, I hope to have some paper creations to post within the next few days. I will be sure to update you on the new catalog, too!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


School was cancelled again today due to the ice storm that we had this past Saturday. My friend Nicole has some pictures posted on her blog- you should check them out. It's funny how ice can be so beautiful in photographs, but at the same time, so damaging. We have been blessed to have had power the entire time, but many others have been without. I pray that the crews can have things repaired soon for these people.

This was my first day in the past four days that I've felt like creating. I had a very productive day with my Etsy shop and I just finished creating some new cards for my shop. The little 3x3 card pictured above is one of them. I love to use the 3x3's as thank you's when I ship out an etsy order. They're the perfect size.

Ornamental Snowflakes stamp set by TAC
Thanks sentiment (TAC, not sure name of set)
green Bazzill cardstock
VersaMark ink

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Blog Candy Winner!

The winner of the blog candy is mandiannie! Congratulations!! Sending you an email right now, mandiannie. A big thank you to everyone that stopped by to leave a comment. Thanks for playing!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

This is a card that I made with one of my new sets, Perky Penguins. It's a level B hostess set. You can find it on pg. 8 of the current TAC catalog.

The colors are a mess in this picture. I tried to tweak the colors on my computer, but finally gave up. The cardstock under the stamped image is a powder blue color...just so you know. :)

I send out a monthly newsletter and usually hold some type of contest or challenge. For the November newsletter, my challenge was to design a card using this sketch by Chris Greiser. Those that followed the sketch, and also chose to use all TAC products, would be featured on my blog. The card shown here was created by my good friend, Diana S. Cute card, Diana!

If you would like to receive my monthly newsletter, please feel free to sign up. I share tips, project ideas, monthly TAC specials, hold contests and post upcoming class dates.

Don't forget that I'll be drawing a name at 10pm tonight to see who the blog candy winner is. Good luck!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Blog Candy

Here it is.....some blog candy!!! After all the carpet was installed I began to put my craft area back together and came across lots of items that I've never used. So I thought I'd give them away! If you would like a chance to win this blog candy, please leave a comment before 10pm this Saturday (Dec. 8th, central time). I will print your names and have my hubby draw a name from the hat. I may even throw in a few more items as an added bonus. Good luck!!

blog candy items:
A mini calendar created by me!
3 matchbook mini-albums
4 misc. unmounted TAC stamps
3-pack of Color Tool Box Stylus System Components
3-pack Color Tool Box moldable foam stamps
ColorBox Petal Points 'Aurora' (still in wrapper)
6x6 MM Kids Collection cardstock pack
postcard-shaped cardboard (?? maybe you can be creative with it) :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Stay tuned...

I had really planned on having some blog candy ready to go...but it just didn't happen. So, please keep checking back- I'll be offering some goodies this week.

Today is the day...another birthday. I'm actually not feeling 100% today, so that stinks. It's the first school day of the month, so we'll be doing new songs and poems and also be putting up the Christmas tree in class today. My kindergartners also know it's my birthday- it might be a wild day!! LOL!