Sunday, February 21, 2010

More Stamp Club Previews

Stamp club starts today! I am so excited! It's not to late to get in on the FUN! You can read about the benefits of stamp club here under Classes, Clubs and Events and you can see more of the fun projects we will make here. The photo features a card keeper made with More Mimi SWIC papers and card stock. Each stamp club member will make their very own personalized card keeper to store all the fun cards and templates we will be creating at club meetings.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Escape Again - Part C

Here are a few more of fun Escape things:
The first is a card I made with Animal Thoughts. It is a
quirky fun stamp set that I LOVE! I added paper pieced details on the polka-dot belly and the thought bubble. I love the sentiment 'hello peanut'.

The next item was not a swap. Sandy made one of these CUTE little treat bags for each of us. It was a fun little just because thing that made the day even more special. Sandy used Brighten Your Day Kitty. It is a mini set available for just $2.95 right now through March 1.

The last photo is Kathy's swap. It also features Cheery Thoughts and Tutti Frutti paper. I colored her with Copic markers and added a scrap of lavender ribbon. I think that this might be my favorite. I am not sure though, because all of the cards were pretty rockin'.

I have one more card to share with you. I will be back tomorrow. The card I have to show inspired the March project for my Stamp Club that is forming now. I have just two spots left in the club. Club starts Sunday, February 21st, so get your spot while you can. I have it on good authority that there is a new promotion coming for March, so hostesses in the club should benefit. As soon as I know more I will post about it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More of the Great Escape - Part B

Here are a few more cards from our shoe box swap. The first card is Lori's swap. I just love this card! It is fast and looks great. I love all the detail but it's not a fussy kind of detail. I don't know how to explain it, it's just this card is so perfect but not at all how I usually stamp. The card features TAC level D hostess set Label Lingo and Mini Occasions stamp sets.

The second set of cards was Sandy's swap. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cards. They are finished and pleasing to the eye, but not cluttered. The stamps are from TAC's Sunday Stroll. Sandy had us dot the green background and flower punch embellishment on the girl card and the yellow panel on the boy card using a pencil eraser and VersaMark. I love the detail it adds to the card.

That's all for today. I need to get my hostess club all finalized so we are ready for the first meeting!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Escape Was GREAT! Part A

We had such a good time at our team Escape! There is so much to share. I am going to do it a couple of posts because there are 10 or 11 photos and I am having a really hard time getting them off of my camera and on to my computer. For those of you that don't know, on Saturday I had a Shoebox Swap and Angel Escape day with my TAC team. Sandy Gordon and I organized it together. We had 6 Angels attend and one played long distance. It was a great day. Here are the first three Shoebox projects:

The first card was Rachel's swap. It features TAC's brand new Anchor to the Soul and Angelee SWIC pattern paper. I loved Rachel's card because I never thought of putting Angelee SWIC paper with White Card Stock. It is a perfect combination and really makes Angelee look crisp and springy.

The next card was Lanette's swap. It features TAC's brand new Wonder and Joy stamp set and Pop Rockz Classic SWIC pattern paper. This is the first time I used Wonder and Joy. It was so much fun to color, especially with Copic markers! Isn't it cute the way Lanette taught us to color cheeks with Copic and Souffle Gelly Pens?!

The last card was Michele's swap. It is an adorable design! The little girl, from TAC's Cheery Thoughts, is stamped on a tag. The pink layer has a circle punch window for her too peek out. If you pull the blue tab, the tag pulls out and you can see all of the little sweetie! I embellished the front of the pocket with a little scrap of paper from TAC's Tutti Frutti Classic SWIC. The image is colored with Copic markers and there is a little glitter on the top of the cupcake. I think that this pocket front card is going to make it into our Stamp Club Technique Card Keeper Binder.

I will blog more of the great ideas and samples from Escape soon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stamp Club Filling FAST!

WOW! Stamp Club is filling up FAST and I haven't even shown the projects yet! I only have three spots left! If you have already RSVP'd I will contact you with more information soon. If you have been thinking about joining let me know right away or you might not get a spot. I still have spots left in both Sunday afternoon and Monday night, but Sunday spots are going faster than Monday.

In club we will be making a card keeper and building on it every month. Each month I will have a fun card for you to make. Each card will feature a technique that makes the card different in some way. Pictured are the first two cards for your card keeper.

'Kick Up Your Heels' is our card for February. It features the Side Stepin' fold.

'Glad We're Friends' is our card for March. It features a peek-a-boo sentiment that is revealed when you pull the tag.

Your card keeper will have a page for each month. You can store your finished card on one side and a paper pattern, which you will also make in club, on the other side.

When club is done, in November, you will have a ring binder full of at least 10 exciting and creative cards PLUS all the patterns and notes you need to make each design again and again.

The binder is only one of the great benefits of stamp club! Club members also get to be hostess of a $250 party at least once! A hostess at the $250 level receives one Level A stamp set, one Level B stamp set, and any three items in the TAC catalog for 50% off! Hostess club members get a copy of all three 2010 TAC publications free with their good standing in the club. Wanna join us? Email me right away.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February News and Notes - Stamp Club Forming NOW

Happy February! I am so excited about another month of great stamping news! I think that spring is a time of new beginnings and spring is quickly approaching! This month I have some great specials and a new club for you! Want to join? The benefits will be AWESOME!

Oh! By the way, the banner images in the News and Notes are clickable and will take you to pages with more info about each of the specials!

February Stamp of the Month is a really cute spring set. Cuddly Critters is yours for only $9.75 (retail value of $12.95) with a $30 purchase. Check out the super cute paint can made by Melisa Waldorf and the precious 'somebunny special' scrapbook page made by Leah O'Donnell on TAC's SOTM promo page.

February Vintage Stamp Set is Spray Wreath. It is another fun spring set available for only $9.75 (retail value of $12.95) with a $30 purchase for a limited time from TAC.

Don't forget about Stamp Spree! Just click the banner to see the adorable Stamp Spree stamp sets available January 1 - March 1. Hostesses, Customers and New Angels will all benefit from TAC's Stamp Spree.

Hostesses can earn Brighten Your Day and Little Darlins FREE! That is in addition to DOUBLE the normally generous hostess benefits.

Customers will be able to purchase the Stamp Spree sets at amazing discounts. Customers making a $30 purchase can also take advantage of the Jump in to January and Fabulous February BOGO offers on Tutti Frutti and Woodrow Keepsake Albums.

New Angels will receive Brighten Your Day, Little Darlins and Furry Friends FREE with the purchase of a Starter Kit.


February 21 @ 3pm and February 22 @ 6:00pm is Stamp Club! I am starting a brand new stamp club. I have had a ton of requests for Level B hostess sets! Lots of you want the sets but maybe hosting a party isn't your thing. I am going to make it super easy and a lot of FUN for you to earn those hostess stamp sets. Here is how it will work: Every third SUNDAY afternoon and MONDAY night will be stamp club. I have only 5 spots on each day so sign up for your preferred day right away!
The purpose of the club will be to rotate hostesses. Each member will get to be a hostess one month. Club members will all receive a free copy of 2010 Serendipity Magazine, 2010 Inspiration Book and Catalogue, 2010 Inspiration Avenue Magazine, One Level A Stamp Set, One Level B Stamp Set, and ANY three items for half price all while building a handy card keeper full of fun cards and templates. To sweeten things even more, any month that has hostess specials or double hostess benefits, the additional benefits will be given to a Stamp Club member drawn at random. 10 members, 10 months, $25 each month.
To kick Stamp Club off right, we are going to have two hostesses this month! The first person RSVP for Sunday will be my GUEST hostess this month and regular hostess next month!! That's right, you are hostess two months in a row IF you are FIRST to RSVP for SUNDAY! The first person to RSVP for Monday will be my hostess this month and will receive 'Brighten Your Day' from Stamp Spree FREE!