Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Anthologies Connection revealed tonight!

The Anthologies Connection for April will be revealed tonight! 12:01am to be exact! You will see the full kit and be able to view our fabulous Design Team Gallery! Simply go to the Anthologies website at and click on the Anthologies Connection Link. Don't miss out...the April Connection is limited and available only while supplies last! Here's another peek...

Calling all Scrapstasher's!!

Spring is in the Air and it's time once again for our monthly Scrapstasher's meetings! I'm currently experiencing a pretty major attack of "Spring Fever"...what about you?? I just love the colors of grass, budding trees, and beautiful blossoms! Keeping that in mind, I have some great projects in store for you this month...just in time for Spring! I also have some a couple of fabulous flower making techniques that I will be sharing with you!

Please call the store to verify your sign up and let them know if you cannot attend. We have several on the waiting list and want to accomodate everyone that can come. If you have any questions about the list, please email me at I look forward to creating with you next week! Here's your list...

2 Flower Pots (any size you like, terra cotta or ceramic is fine)
Various Printed Paper Scraps (can coordinate or be random pieces...your choice)
6 printed paper strips (1x12 inches - can be different prints or the same print)
2 printed paper pieces (6x6 inches - can be different prints or the same print)
Foam Brushes
Mod Podge
Paint (couple of different colors)
Glimmer Mist and/or Stickles that coordinate with your papers
Small Ink Pads or Distress Inks (ex. cat eyes, dew drops, etc.)
Lots of coordinating buttons
Coordinating ribbon/trim to go around pots
Tacky Glue (ex. Zip Dry or FabriTac)
Black fine tip marker or journaling pen
**Optional** Bring in some torn pages from an old book or music papers

Make it a beautiful day!
Tracy :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Let the Anthologies Connection countdown begin...4 more days...

April 1st is quickly approaching! As we count down the days, I will post a few project sneaks created by the the tremendously, talented designers on the Anthologies Connection Design Team! Remember that the Anthologies Connection for April will be available to purchase on Thurs. 4/1 at 12:01am. Kits are limited so don't delay! You may purchase them on the Anthologies website at .

Here are your first set of peeks...The April Connection is fabulous and the Design Team has done an amazing job on their April projects. You will be able to view all of their fabulous creations on April 1st in the Connections Design Team Gallery which is located on the Anthologies website. Hope you enjoy the peeks!

Have a beautiful day!


Thursday, March 11, 2010


We can't wait to show you all our new creations!  Twenty, that's right...20 brand new projects for your classes!  All the beautiful new collections are going out on the shelves to be ready for you Friday morning... come and meet your friends at Bayley's for breakfast and then tottle on over around 10-ish!  We'll be ready for you!  Be sure to watch for the plastic eggs hidden throughout the store.... on the spot prizes for the lucky people that find them!
We'll be here Saturday as well having just as much fun!  The Make 'n Take is precious and we're using the new colors of Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels! 

See you this weekend for loads of 'springy' fun!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Introducing the NEW Anthologies Design Team!

Hello Anthologies Family!

I am so pleased to announce to you that the NEW Anthologies Connection DT has been selected! After reviewing over 100 submissions, Nita and I have chosen our top pic's based on unique style and creative innovation! I feel certain their projects will offer great inspiration for you! The online DT Gallery will be uploaded and ready to view on the website on April 1st when we launch the first Anthologies Connection product kit. We will aslo have some of the Dt projects on display in the store for you to enjoy!

I want to thank everyone that sent in a submission! I hope you will try again when we have our next call which will be in about 6 months.

Please help me welcome our new 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
Michele Brooks - Valparaiso, Florida
Jennifer Yates - Flower Mound, Texas

In addition, our internal Design Team/Instructors will be rotating in on a monthly basis and creating projects for the Anthologies Connection Kit.. These are the folks that Design & Teach for us in the store.

Tracy Pounds, Creative Director
Susan Tidwell
Rhonda Merry
Anna Dixon
Elaine Howell
Aaron Gwaltney

Welcome aboard... now go forth and create!!
Tracy :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

FREE Project!

Anthologies will now offer you a free online project each month! This month we have designed this adorable Spring Tag! It was created using the Jenni Bowlin cute! You will find the project "how to" on the website at Hope you enjoy it!