Sunday, July 29, 2007

What a blessing!!!!


Oh my gosh, when I posted about Barbie on my blog, I really had no idea how many people would help. It's been such a blessing to me to see this outpouring of love. And, of course, it will be a huge blessing to Barbie and she needs a few of those right now. :-)
I always knew the TAC "Angels" and other stampers would help but they have blown me away!!!
I wanted to let you know that I normally talk with Barbie, daily, either on the phone or via e-mail and she is doing fine, under the circumstances. She misses her Cheba, the cat who saved her life. They thought that neighbors had seen her but now they aren't sure as there is another cat that could be her twin sister that lives in the area. We are praying it was Cheba that they saw and she will be returned to her quickly.

She wanted me to let everyone, I talk to, know that what started the fire was a power strip that they had their computers plugged into. It just got hot and caught on fire. The other thing is that she had had her cell phone in her bedroom and a good thing, as the telephone wires were destroyed and she would have been left without any way to call for help.
This truly was a miracle....having a cat save your life! Now, let's keep praying for the cat to be found and returned!!
Thanks so much, everyone!!!!
I'll get back to stamping in the next day or so and have something to share!
Hugs,
Char

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Long time no blog

Wow...I cannot believe it's been 10 days since I last blogged. Well, a LOT has gone on these past two weeks.

I have had company and my granddaughter is visiting...fun, fun, fun... but you don't get much blogging done. :-)

Also a very, very good friend of mine and one of my TAC downline....lost her home and everything she owns in a fire. She barely escaped with her life. I am so thankful to God for allowing her cat, Cheba, to save her. Barbie is truly a treasure in my life and there would have been a huge vacant spot left in my heart.

Read the article:

http://www.katu.com/news/8518852.html

Listen to the 911 call:

http://www.katu.com/news/content/8520592.html?video=pop&t=a

I am in the process of organizing stampers to send her stamping items. If you would like to help, please contact me at Pawsnstamp@crestviewcable.com

Also, I am in the middle of preparing for our 4th annual WAG (Western Angel Gathering). It will be a lot of fun!!!! Any Northwest Angels out there.....you still have time to register. Actually, you don't even have to be in the Northwest!!

We had the chance to go to a Draft Horse Show this past weekend. What gorgeous animals!!! Here is just one team that was there.

Well, better get to playing so I have something to share next time.
Hugs,
Char

Monday, July 16, 2007

TAC OPEN HOUSE


What a fun day!!!!
Both of my granddaughters and my Sister help me with my TAC open house. The girls looked forward to it all week. They helped welcome the guests and hand out little gifts.


These were little holders to keep my business card handy and also a wish list. I left them blank so that each person could color them to their own liking.


This is the inside.

Then, we made little 'trash bags' and emery board holders. They were a hit. It's fun to make things that are useful. None of the gals wanted to use their trash bags for their 'trash' tho...LOL


Just some of the hundreds or so cards I received at Seminar.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Catalog 07






Well, it's finally arrived!!! The new TAC catalog. Oh what fun to get to see the catalog at Seminar and then look at it page by page on the plane trip home. I have to admit, there are a LOT of new stamps that I just have to have and of course ALL the new Soar With It papers.

What I am excited most about is that we now have the cardstock, hardware and ribbon to match our Soar With It designer papers. And, they have listed, for our convenience, the inks that match.

  • It is now biannual so it is half the size and not as overwhelming ...
  • Over 370 stamp sets with 200 of them under $12!!
  • We are now selling the Crop-a-dile for hole punching and attaching eyelets and snaps ... (Makes a great hostess half price item!) :-)
  • Memory purse and new organizers to carry to scraps and other events
  • New alphabets in all sizes and styles .... some open for paper piecing
  • Chipboards books in all different sizes and shapes

    New Gift with Purchase stamps (Free with a $30 purchase) and Hostess sets (starting with a $100 FUNshop!) that are all great!!

So how do you get one???

Come to my Open House this Friday-Saturday July 13th-14th (e-mail me for directions), do a fun make n take, check out the swaps I received at Seminar .... spend $30 on stamping supplies from the catalog and get one FREE!!

Or host a FUNshop to get one FREE!!

Or purchase one for $4.95 and just add shipping.

Another new addition to the catalog is that the compatible acrylic mounts are listed with each stamp set. No more guessing which ones you need.

The catalog is smaller, 128 pages....but the price is also less, too. Now, you get a catalog cram packed with ideas for just $4.95. Please e-mail me, if you are interested so that I can get one out to you. I am mailing them priority for $4.60. The Post Office is being sort of grumbly about mailing them media mail as they are 'advertisement'. But...I'll see what I can do. My e-mail is Tacstamper109@yahoo.com

As a demonstrator, I love this new catalog, not only for all the wonderful ideas, the simplicity (not so overwhelming for a new stamper) but also carrying 10-20 catalogs to FUNshops won't break my back!!! WHOOOHOOOO!

Another cool thing is that there will be a brand new catalog in 6 mo. AND, with it, new GWP's and Hostess sets!! So, now you will have even more to choose from.

In the next days, weeks and months, I am going to share different items from the catalog with you and ways to use them. So check back often!!

Have a FantasTACal day!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Back from Seminar

WOWWWWW.......I haven't posted since the end of May. I have been so busy preparing for Seminar that I totally dropped the ball on my blog.

BUT, the good news is that I have so many fun things to share! I have company this week but I will be uploading some of the trades I received from Seminar. TONS and TONS of them.
For those of you coming to my Open House, at my home, this Saturday, July 14th, I will have them ALL available to view!

Here are the trading cards, on the right, that I made for Seminar using the Ooopsie Daisy set on page 44.


Then I did this trading card using the Flourishes set on page 21 for the background. I stamped it in Versas Mark and then embossed it using our Transendence embossing powder. I made sheets of background paper using Palette reinkers and alcohol on glossy cardstock and then cut out the hearts!

This was my card front. I decided to keep it simple this year and did cards in pink, blue and purple using our Matchmaker cardstock. I used the Background Bonanza set on page 82, and the Oopsie Daisy set on page 44.


We also did Club Med trades and this year, I used a Coaster and made little Angel On Board signs to hang in their cars. What fun!!!! I sponged the coasters with our Versamagic Dew Drops and then stamped them with a stamp from Curls and Swirls, Page 82, around the border. Then using the Classical Alphabet stamp set on page 80, I stamped Angel on Board.


There are just a lot of fun ideas using coasters. I plan on doing more things at Stamp Camps using them.

Finally, I made a few Special Trades for my roomies and Team Members. These are little acrylic photo frames that you can get at Wal Mart. I just stamped....yep....the Ooopsie Daisy set, layered it onto cardstock and then onto Yellow MM cardstock and slid it inside...and attached the calendar to the front of the frame.

I'll be adding more and more each day.....so please come back to see some of the fun trades I received!!
Remember, if you don't have the new TAC catalog yet....it's just $4.95 plus shipping!! Please e-mail me at Pawsnstamp@crestviewcable.com to reserve yours.