Monday, July 28, 2008

Two Cards to Share...

I am so glad that Masterpiece Cards is back on the class schedule! I really like to stamp cards with extra love! These are the other two cards we made in class Friday night.

Other Masterpiece Card Classes are scheduled for September 16th and December 15th. RSVP as soon as you want to reserve your spot. Class size is limited to six stampers. At just $10 for three cards, spots are filling up already!

Want to get a group together for a stamping girls night out? Let me know and we will schedule your very own private Masterpiece Cards Class! Stamp some love with your girlfriends when it is convenient for you!

The first card shared here features Happy Day and our brand new Audrey Embellishment Jar. I just LOVE the new jars. They are filled with tons of coordinating felt flowers, mulberry paper flowers AND awesome buttons, all in one handy jar!

I also used these great supplies to complete this card:
Swirly Gigs, Ordinary Greetings, Gentle Beginings Designer Collection Papers, Palette Noir Ink, VersaMagic Cloud White Ink, PrismaColor Pencils with Mineral Spirits and Blender Stumps, Super Jumbo Scallop Ciircle Punch, Coluzzle Circle and Circle Companion, Paper Piercer, Fiskars Pinking Edge Scissors and Misc. Ribbon.

This card also features the use of some great product. Sassy Girl is a brand new and unique addition to the Fall/Winter Catalog. Other product used to make this card includes:
Happy Day, Running Stitches, Simply Devine, Giga Scalloped Oval Punch, Coluzzle Oval and Oval Companion, Rustic Chic Wing It Collection Paper, Palette Burnt Umber, Palette Raw Sienna, Brown Scrappers Floss, Antique Copper Hardware, Crop-a-Dile, Paper Piercer, PrismaColors Pencils with Mineral Spirits and Blender Stumps, Misc. Ribbons, Brown Mini Brads and Marvy Retro Word Window Punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Buzz about Masterpiece Class...

Masterpiece Cards is on for Friday night at 6:30pm. I have a few spots open so if you are free and want to come, just email or call me!

This little gift card holder is one of the 3 cards we will make. Don't let the name 'Masterpiece Cards' turn you off. This class is appropriate for all levels of stampers. Masterpiece just refers to the little bit of extra detail that goes into each card. It is amazing what an extra layer or two and some small touches will do to make a card extra special. Class is just $10.

This sweet gift card features TAC's brand new Level B hostess set 'The Morning Buzz' along with the Classic Soar With It Collection Paper 'Sands of Time', Coluzzle Nested Circle and Nested Square Templates, Mini Round File Tab, Pewter Hardware Collection, Pewter Brads, Burnt Umber, Earth Tone Tombow Markers, Gelly Glaze Pens, Kraft and Brown Cardstock and the Crop-a-dile.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Meet Natalee AND Some Open House WINNERS!

This is my Natalee Accordion Album Kit all done up! I had so much fun making this fun book. TAC makes it so easy with coordinating Angelee Ribbons, Cardstock, beautiful floral Bitty Blossoms, Floss and Pearl Mini Brads. Easy Peasy and done in one evening!
Meet Natalee Class is Monday, October 13th at 6:30. There are just 4 spots left! RSVP right away if you want a spot. Cost is $28, bring your favorite adhesive!

Now for the winners of Sunday's Open House drawings...
The winner of the Reece SWIC, Cardstock and Ribbon collection featured to the left in this snappy little gift card pocket card is.................
Kathy Kaminski! Thanks for coming out Kathy! I appreciate your support!
Notice the inside of this card has a pocket made from more of the beautiful Reece paper. The dot in square pattern is my favorite new paper to the Fall /Winter Catalog. Look out for this cute gift card pocket card on an up coming Card and Project Buffet!
NOW on to the winner of ANY $10.95 stamp set in the current catalog. There are 111 stamp sets, including the current Stamp of the Month and Limited Editions sets. Where else beside TAC can you find 111 SETS for $10.95 or less?!?
My favorite new set to this catalog is Welcome Home featured in the above gift card pocket card. Isn't it CUTE?!! At just $7.95 it is one of the AWESOME 111 sets.
Betcha wanna know who won the stamp set. Well...
Meghan Naylor, Congratulations! Your guess was closest! What $10.95 stamp set do you want?
Congratulations winners! Thank you to everyone that came out for my open house. I appreciate each one of you!
Inky Hugs

Friday, July 11, 2008

Marisa's July News and Notes

Happy Summer! I have been planning my calendar through December...Time flies, but it really seems short when you are planning the whole year at once! I will be updating my Google calendar through the end of the year in effort to give you more time to plan! I am also working on the projects for the year so I can have samples for you way in advance! Thanks for your feedback...I appreciate you! Now on with the News and Notes!
Here is what you will find in this issue:
  • Catalog Debut and Open House **This SUNDAY**
  • Stamp Of The Month - Buggy Boxes
  • July Limited Edition - Just Dreamy
  • Don't miss The Perfect Palette For Pennies
  • Class Schedule and MORE for July and August, includes a Crafty Garage Sale!
How did this come up so fast! I know it has been in the last two News and Notes, but I can not believe it is here!! Maybe it is because I have been so busy with my nephew and the new baby!
Come out this Sunday for my Open House and Catalog Debut! I will be at Pam's house at 3004 Oriole Lane in Rolling Meadows. Come make TWO free make and take cards and get your BRAND NEW Fall/Winter Inspiration Book and Catalog! I will have lots of class projects for you to see, and touch and I will be taking sign ups at the Open House. There will also be prizes, including a Reece Soar With It Collection with Cardstock and Ribbon, for you to win. Get entered into prize the drawing for:
  • Picking up your Fall/Winter Catalog
  • Bringing a friend that I don't know
  • Signing up for a class
  • Placing a $30 or more order
  • Ordering Stamp of the Month
  • Ordering Just Dreamy
  • Scheduling a Party
  • Buying or Ordering from any of my friends at the event
This year I will be debuting with select friends including; my Mom and Pam with It Takes Two Jewelry, my sister, Elisa, with Tastefully Simple, Char with Party Light, Kate with Mary Kay (I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE NEW MINERAL MAKE UP), and Annie with Simply Fun!

July Stamp Of the Month - Buggy Boxes

I think this is a totally CUTE Stamp Of the Month, I mean come on...look at those dancing bugs! How fun would they be paper pieced? Get this $10.95 set for just $6.95 with your $30 purchase in July!

July Limited Edition - Just Dreamy

This “dreamy” Limited Edition Set is only available July 15 through August 15, 2008, so hurry and grab yours today! You can purchase this specially-sized stamp set for just $7.95 (a retail value of $10.95) with a $30.00* purchase.

Don't miss The Perfect Palette For Pennies:

Available only while supplies last!

Feminine, romantic, perfect for spring and Mother's Day! Get the beautiful Bella Flor Classic Soar With It Collection for just $10! Stock up while you can, price is good while supplies last! Here is a look at a super cute mini album project made with Bella Flor...TUTORIAL INCLUDED!

Class Schedule and MORE for July and August:

July Classes and MORE

Friday, July 11th 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Stamp Club

Make 3-5 projects, keep the featured Stamp Set. July Stamp set is Liner Sentiments! BRAND NEW to the Fall Collection See above for a picture of the set! Class $31 and includes $19.95 for you to take! Please RSVP with payment by June 30th, I need ample time to order and CUT your stamps.

Sunday, July 14th 11 am - 3 pm

OPEN HOUSE and Catalog Debut

Join me, It Takes Two Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Party Light, Simply Fun, and Mary Kay. Come make two FREE make and take cards and get your BRAND NEW Fall/Winter Inspiration Book and Catalog!

Friday, July 25th 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Masterpiece Cards is BACK!!

Come make three beautiful cards for just $10. These cards focus on lots of detail and technique. The end results are beautiful cards meant for someone special. RSVP by June 21st so that I have enough time to cut the card kits.

Saturday, July 26th 10am - 6:00 pm

Moonbeam Mini Seminar

Thinking about joining my TAC Team?? This event is for you!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS and RSVP RIGHT AWAY!! We are having a Moonbeam Team Mini Seminar! All the fun and excitement of Seminar in a mini format!
This CREATIVE, INSPIRATIONAL, FUN, AND PRIZE FILLED event will be held in Lake Zurich, IL from 10am to 6pm at Debbie Miller's House. All Moonbeam Stampers AND POTENTIAL Moonbeam Stampers are welcome! On time registration is $35 BY July 7th. Late registration is $40 and must be made by July 11th, no exceptions.

Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Time to clean out my cabinets and FINALLY make room for my business! I have been storing lots of retired TAC stamp sets, stamps from other companies, scrapbook paper and kits, stickers, rub-ons, embellishments, tools, and so much more! It is time for me to say good bye. TONS of Scrapbook Supplies and Stamp Sets EVERYTHING 50% off or MORE!!

August Classes and MORE

Saturday, August 1st


Sunday, August 2nd

Pork and Corn Roast

I will be at Corn Fest and Pork and Corn Roast this year! Come on out for handcrafted stamped crafts, a free Make and Take, and Show Specials for New Angels and Hostesses that book a party with me. I am sharing a booth with Bryn of Autumn Raindrops. Bryn makes awesome toddler and kids boutique fashions. She made Violet's 4th of July skirt. Come out and see me AND enjoy the great food!

Saturday, August 9th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sydney Circle Album and Tin

The Sydney Circle Album is perfect for a "Dream Circle", "My Favorite Things", "All About Me" Or "My Blessings" Book. Makes a great gift! .Bring as many as 22 wallet size pictures. Class includes album and it's storage tin for $28. Please bring your favorite adhesive.

Tuesday, August 19th 6:30 pm- 9:00pm

Card and Project Buffet

More than just cards, make 3D projects and scrapbook projects too. $2 per card and various prices pay per project. Make as many or as few as you want! Buffets are ALWAYS mystery hostesses! Everyone that places an order gets a chance at the hostess rewards when total orders are over $100! PLEASE NOTE: I will keep registration for this event to 6 people, if needed I will open another date. Please RSVP as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, August 26th 6:30pm - 9:00 pm

Stamp Club

Make 3-5 projects, keep the featured Soar With It Collection. August Soar With It Collection is Angelee! This Soar With It Collection is BRAND NEW to the Fall Collection Class $30 and includes the entire Angelee SWIC, Cardstcock and Ribbon Packs! Please RSVP with payment by August 15th, I need ample time to order and cut supplies.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I've got a NEW baby!

This is my nephew Lincoln! He was born 7-7 at 5:05 pm. He is 6lbs and 12ozs, 19 inches long. He is pictured here with his mask and tubes, he had water in his lungs and his breathing was labored. He is doing well and is now off the oxygen.

I have been very busy taking care my other nephew Will, Lincoln's big brother. Will is living with me 24/7...I forget what it is like to take care of a two year old. Now I know what three kids would be like. Maybe two children is enough for us!

I have also been very busy finishing projects from Seminar. I am having a Moonbeam Mini Seminar for my Angels or potential Angels joining my Team!

I just blogged TWO projects on my Team Blog. I included the cover shots here, but the whole projects are photographed on my team blog. I will be offering both projects as classes in

This Bind It All Wine Bag Album features our new Reece Soar With It Collection.

The Dream Circle Album features TAC's Sydney Circle Album Kit and Tin.
Take a minute to check out the crafty projects waiting for you on my Team Blog!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Welcome to the TEAM Bryn!

What a BUSY weekend! I had a fireworks party here at my house on 7-3. My back yard is across the street from Arlington Park and they do a spec-TAC-ular fireworks display every year, of course we have a party for everyone to come enjoy the show. On the 4th, I marched in the Mt. Prospect Parade with my church for the Awana Clubs. I also was represented in the Palatine Jaycees Fair and had a big 4th of July bash at my house! This is the outfit Violet wore in the Mt. Prospect Parade:

My newest downline Bryn made the skirt and I stamped the tshirt! Click the first picture for the best close up details. Want boutique clothes for your toddler or child? Check out Bryn's etsy store, Autumn Raindrops. She has a few items up there now and will be adding daily. You can also contact Bryn for special orders!

On the 5th I did a fair put on by the Palatine Jaycees. It was fun and I met some cool stampers! This is the make and take card I was offering, you never know if it might show up on a card and project buffet:

Supplies Used to make this card:
Apple Green 2 Cardstock
Coral Red 2 Cardstock
Yellow 1 Cardstock
White Cardstock
Mega Scallop Circle Punch
Super Jumbo Circle Punch
Paper Piercer
Ordinary Greetings
Sweet Goodies

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your 4th was a fantastic as mine! God Bless America!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

More Linear Sentiments!

I had so much fun making the projects for my upcoming Linear Sentiments Stamp Club! With Linear Sentiments your cards and projects will go together in a snap! There is no coloring required, just add ink and stamp! I find that Linear Sentiments is a perfect pair with TAC alphabets. Now you can get more use out of those alpha sets that you bought for scrapbooking! OR if you have been considering an alphabet now is the time to pick it up!

The simple and sweet baby card to the left features The ScorPal, Palette Inks in Reflection Blue, Toile Pink, Paris Lights, and Burnt Umber, Linear Sentiments and Simple Bet.

This is another card we will make in stamp club on 7-11. The sassy pink and black card features Sketched Bet Lowers, Linear Sentiments, Butterbees and More, Palette Ink in Toile Pink and Noir, Shimmer Brads, White PrismaColor Pencil, White Souffle Pen, Bitty Blossoms, Crystal Lacquer and Prisma Glitter.

I still have a few seats available for Stamp Club, email me right away if you want to take the class! HINT - I don't want to give away the entire class, BUT there is a cute gift item we will make to match the simple sweet baby card! Email or call to reserve your spot.