Friday, April 27, 2007

I've been TAGGED

Wow, the things that happen when you don't check your message boards or other blogs for a few days!!! An Angel friend of mine, Angie, tagged me. I didn't even KNOW what being tagged meant till today. But, I am to list 7 things about myself and then tag 7 others! So here goes:

1. I used to have a 165 average in bowling...years ago!
2. I am a practical joker (they say there is no cure).
3. I tend to act a few years younger than my age...LOL
4. I have been with The Angel Company for nearly 8 years.
5. I played the clarinet and violin....quit both...bummer.
6. Daisies are my favorite flower.
7. I have been to every state in the US except a few in the north eastern states, AK and HI.

Whew, that is hard.

Can I just say that if you tagged me, that means I have probably been to your blog.....and if you know me and have a blog......then consider yourself tagged.

Please understand, I honestly do not want to take the fun out of tagging and being tagged......It looks like a lot of fun....and it's fun to see who has been tagged....and by now I'll bet a lot have been. I know that I really appreciated finding out that people actually DO come and view my blog.

I tend to read a LOT of blogs and so many of you inspire me....not just my stamper buddies but knitters, crafters, and others. I honestly wouldn't know where to start....and would hate to hurt anyone's feelings by them not being included in just the 7. I am still making my way thru all the ones on ASAB and SCS not to mention any I see on e-mails....I think I am becoming a blogger addict!!! LOL

So, hopefully everyone understands....and you can tag me as much as you like....I'll keep adding my 7 things....but I just can't choose between all of you!!!

Love ya,
Char





Seminar Seminar Seminar

Oh gosh, the excitement surrounding Seminar starts way before the actual event! I am so looking foward to it this year....as it's TAC's 10th year!!! I can barely believe I have been with the company for almost 8 years (in August). What a fantastic company to be associated with. I have never regretted signing up with them.

But, let's get back to Seminar...LOL The pre seminar activity is a blast. Everyone is so excited, planning their trades and sharing advice. I think that is part of the entire package. Of course once you GET to Seminar the real fun begins. It's just such an amazing time. There is a lot of learning going on, a lot of stamping anad a ton of hugging!
I can't wait to see all my 'old' friends....and meet my new friends that I have only met online.
I have been working on trades a little....but can't show them here till later! I think I'll probably do at least 100 card fronts and 100 trading cards. I am going to attempt my hand at doing 6x6 scrapbook pages this year and am already working on my 'special' trade. Everyone expects a gag trade from me.....so am working on it.

Then, there are special trades. Mine are very simple this year....but fun. And, then, there is ClubMed....where Managers, Executives and Directors meet for a luncheon and also do different trades and even a gift swap.
Yes....Seminar is the event of my year!!!! Then, following that...WAG!
Ok, but what have I been up to the last few days? Well....I have been walking!!! But...I injured myself...and won't comment on it here....ROTFL....but suffice it to say, IF it could be done....I would be the one to do it! So, I am on REST for 5 days....(time to do trades, right?) and then I can get back to my exercising.

Here are some of cards I made over the past few days. I did a lot of backgrounds (I get a little carried away at times, lol) and so have been using them up.


Some of them need 'something'...I'll figure it out as I go along.
Next on the agenda is to clean the stamp room, once again!!! YIKES!!! I can't think when it's messy. So, that is what will be going on this weekend. While I am at it, I will go thru my cardstock and papers and try to come up with an idea for more trades. And, OH yes....have to get on those 'special trades'.
Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Blog, Blog, Blog

Wow....I came on to post something new and realized the last post that I 'thought" I had saved wasn't saved after all.

I have been busy with a 'Spring Cleaning craft Sale' the last few days. It was fun!!! And, I had a little part of the table reserved just for me to sit and 'play' all three days. I made backgrounds, cards and just played. (funny, cause I ended up taking back some of the stuff I had up for sale) LOL


The money I made will go into my Seminar fund which is held in June. I can't wait! I think I even figured out my trades!
Here is a card I sent to one of my friends' Mom....who was struck by a car last week and in the hospital. She is out now, and doing as well as can be expected. But still a scary thing to have happen.
I used Purple DCWV cardstock, TAC Mulberry background paper and tea stained doilies!

I have also been having fun making backgrounds on glossy cardstock using TAC reinkers and alcohol. Here are a few:

I received a few Flat Travelers this week. It's a swap I am doing on several lists. Two of them are from one list and the other is from another list. I have just had so much fun doing this ....as it's fun to take your 'flat friend' to see the sights and to also spend some time with them....as a lot of them I will probably never see in person.

Of course, some people look at me like I am NUTS when I ask them to take our photo.....but what the heck, you only live once, I say.

And, yesterday, I received a 'gift' in the mail from one of my downline's husband......it was a JOKE......and I got a huge kick out of it. I am always saying "Put your big girl panties on and DEAL with it" and he thought that was funny.....so he thought he would have his wife get me a pair. I have them hanging in my stamp room!! They have to be the BIGGEST size out there. They took up almost the entire width of my door!
What a fun last few days!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

What a difference a memory card makes

Well, long time no post!!!

I messed up the memory card in my digital camera and had to wait till I could get another one. I learned a valuable lesson, never delete photos when you are using your PhotoSmart. Always delete off the camera itself! Lesson learned! Yes, I could have posted without photos...but BORING!!!

I have been busy getting a few swaps finished, preparing from my Spring Cleaning craft sale, which is next week, April 17th-19th from 9am - 4pm. And I am trying to decide which stamp sets to use for my trades for Seminar, coming up the last of June. WHOOOHOOO!!!!

I had a Big Shot demo on Tuesday April 3rd and we had a lot of fun. I showed the gals that you can use your Big Shot for Sizzix dies, Ellison dies, Cuttlebug embossing folders.....and I also even crush peppermint candy canes LOL NOT that you would want to do this a lot....but hey, it did work!!!

I am having so much fun with the Cuttlebug embossing folders. I wish that TAC carried them....but we do carry the Big Shot and you can use them in that. It is soooooo easy....just place your cardstock in the embossing folder and then in between two clear plastic cutting mats....and lay it on top of the white spacer board....and run it thru the Big Shot. SIMPLE.....and the results are awesome!!!

Here are some of the designs we did. I only have three.....but plan on getting more. I have sent off several cards this week using the Cuttlebug embossing folder....and didn't think to get a photo first...grrrrr!!!







They are so much fun. And, if you use them with our DCWV (Matchmaker) cardstock and use a sanding block, like I did on the middle one....it highlights the images. You can also use them with white cardstock and then chalk them!!! And, I have used vellum with the embossing folders and then colored with markers/dye ink from the back and the results are very pretty.

I am so excited about Spring Fling that is starting April 18th. With a $30 order you can order one or all four of the stamp sets for a special price. Contact me at Tacstamper109@yahoo.com if you are interested.







Well, need to boogie....and get my stamp supplies set up for my sale next week.....but I will try to get a few cards done and share them in the next day or two.

Have a wonderful day!!!