Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Final Countdown to the Anthologies Connection Reveal!

Here is a quick peek at the Anthologies Connection April Kit...The full Kit will be revealed tonight at 12:01am and will be available for purchase! Check it out soon...kits are limited! Please visit the Anthologies website at to purchase your Connection Kit and visit the DT Gallery. There you will see all of the fabuous creations designed from this month's kit. The DT is incredibly talented and you will be amazed by their projects!

Set your won't want to miss out on this beautiful kit! It has major creative potential!

Calling all Scrapstasher's!

Hello fellow Stasher's! Just wanted to let you know that I have just posted the "What to Bring" list on the Anthologies Blog at . Go check it out! I have designed some fun, fabulous projects for you to create at this month's meetings and I will be teaching you a couple of flower making techniques! Hope you will make plans to join me! You may contact Anthologies to reserve your seat at (817) 282-2622.

Make it a beautiful day!
Tracy :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Anthologies Connection - April Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone!
The countdown has begun and there are only 4 more days until the big reveal of the first Anthologies Connection Kit! The April Connection will be available for purchase this Thursday, April 1st at 12:01am. You can make your purchase online at . Be sure to check out the new Anthologies DT Gallery, where you will see SO many wonderful creations designed with the April Connection Kit contents...they are sure to inspire you! These pic's are just a few peeks at projects that I created out of the April Connection...hope you enjoy them! Remember Kits are limited and available only while supplies don't delay get "CoNneCTeD" April 1st!
Happy Creating!
Tracy :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thank You for attending Anthologies Spring Open House!

It was so great to see SO many of YOU at the Anthologies Spring Fling! Thanks for attending and I hope you all found some of the prize eggs that were hidden around the store. We were so excited that some of us sprouted Bunny Ears and Butterfly Wings...Easter & Spring was definitely in the air at Anthologies this past weekend. It was great to see our good friend Debbie too!
I also caught a photo with April Hummert. She is one of our new Anthologies Connection DT members. Welcome to the team April!

Okay...Spring/Easter projects are I'm off to create with my Anthologies Connection April Kit. Keep watching...I'll post some peeks soon!
Tarcy :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring Project Sneek Peaks...

Please join me at the
Anthologies Spring Fling Open House
Fri. 3/12 & Sat. 3/13
Come and see all of the NEW Spring/Easter projects that we will be teaching in Creative Buffet over the next 6 weeks. You will also enjoy a free M&T featuring the NEW Glimmer Mists, Glimmer Screens and Coordinating Stamp Sets by Tattered Angels! We have numerous prize give-aways planned and an"egg"stra special hunt for even more great prizes! I hope you will join us! Here's a couple of peek's for you...

Have a great day!
Remember...stay true to your passion -- Keep Creating!
Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wanna peak?!?!

Here's a quick peek at the free Make & Take that I designed for the Anthologies Spring Open House! You will enjoy playing with all the NEW Glimmer Mists Colors and you will create with the NEW Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens and coordinating Clear Stamp Sets! The combination of the screens and the stamps are absolutely breathtaking! Come try it out for yourself on Fri. 3/12 and Sat. 3/13 from 10a-5p! You will love it!

Joyfully Yours,
Tracy :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Scrap Shack Update!

Spring has officially Sprung in the Scrap Shack (aka My Studio)...Here's a quick view of how things currently look...Open House is just days away! After I finish all of these wonderful projects some Spring Cleaning will definitely be in order...any volunteers?!?!

I can't wait for the Spring transformation to take place at Anthologies! There are so many beautiful paper collections and products being revealed this Fri./Sat. at our Spring Fling Open House. I hope you can join us! We will be premiering all NEW Spring & Easter won't want to miss this one! We will also have some great prize give-aways and a free Make & Take for you to enjoy! I hope to see you there!

Well, back to work...more later...
Tracy :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Welcome NEW Anthologies DT members!

Whew...After pouring over 100+ DT submissions, Nita and I have have selected our fav's! It was not an easy task...there were SO many amazing submissions! I am really pleased with our selection and I think you will love the variety of individual styles and innovative designs.

Introducing the NEW Anthologies Connection Design Team:

Sandy Hubbard - Racine, West Virginia
Lori Camperlengo - Colleyville, Texas
Jing-Jing Nickel - Roseville, Minnesota
April Hummert - Euless, Texas
Rebecca Turner - Colleyville, Texas
Lisa Houpt - St. Cloud, Florida
Erica Hofstetter - N. Richland Hills, Texas
Michelle Brooks - Valparaiso, Florida
Jennifer Yates - Flower Mound, Texas
Rhonda Merry - Fort Worth, Texas
Anna Dixon - Bedford, Texas
Susan Tidwell - N. Richland Hills, Texas
Elaine Howell - Keller, Texas
Aaron Gwaltney - Irving, Texas
Tracy Pounds - Ft. Worth, Texas

I am so excited about working with each of these fabulous Designers! can't wait to get started!
I will get their blogs posted here over the weekend so you can check them out.

Joyfully Yours,
Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March Scrapstasher's Projects

I promised several Scrapstasher's this month that I would post the March Scrapstasher's you go. Our theme this month was to Re-Use, Re-Cycle, and Re-Invent! Can you believe that elements in these 2 projects include a Cereal Box, old T-Shirts, and used Dryer Sheets?!?!?
Check out some of the elements on this lo that I designed. The darling bracket shape was a template that we cut out of our Cereal Boxes. Anytime you need chipboard for a project, you should consider looking in your pantry. Now, look closely at the title on the lo...there's the t-shirt. I just cut letters out of some of my kiddos t's that they had outgrown and created words out of the different fonts and colors. This was so fun!!! You should try it!
Finally, where oh where could the dryer sheets be?!?! Well, if you look closely, you will see that I used them to create the ruffled trim and the gorgeous rolled flowers.

I also used them to create a layered circle flower on the minibook and used them as ties off of the book. I altered some of the dryer sheets with paint, some with glimmer mists, and some I just simply swiped over with ink pads. I hope you have been inspired by these projects and will consider recycling something the next time you create!!

Scrappily Yours,
Tracy :)