Archive for March 20th, 2007

My three little monkey’s

Mar 20, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: My family stuff

Kids with notebooks from Debbi

Here are my kids! Alexa, Noah and Amber. They are all so happy cause they had gotten some mail from Debbi (aka StampinCPA). She made each of them notebooks with thier names. They felt SO special! Thanks Debbi.

Every time they write in them I cringe. They are just too cute.

Alexa’s set Contest!! DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Mar 20, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

Due to more people ordering Alexa’s stamp set-


So you are probally wondering why my last 2 posts had stuff with Alexa’s set. Well there is a good reason for that. Are you ready? Can you say FREE goodies?

Well I have been dying to get everyone using their Alexa set. So if you have it, and you want some MYTIME MAIL (aka free goodies) then you have to enter the contest!

Yup! You read it- a contest.

What’s in it for you. Well there is a humongo pack of designer paper,  by Rob & Bob studio, the Alexa purse & wallet set shown blow on my blog, and a $10 gift certificate to ECLECTIC PAPERIE.

Want in? Well comment on this post, and send a link to your card, no matter where its posted, your own blog, SCS gallery, wherever! If you are computer savvy and can post a photo here thats great too. Contest ends March 31st! Winner will be announced here on April 2nd! “I” will not be judging any of the enteries, but will have my husband sit with the kids and pick. Alexa of course has the final say. So, think like a 7 year old! LOL! There will be 3 winners total. I will try to get photos of the placement prizes uploaded here in a day or two. Alexa has ALOT of appointments Wednesday and I will be away from my computer!

1st place- Rob & Bob super slab, Alexa set w/gift card for $10 to eclectic paperie

2nd place- Black tote photo holder (holds 5 photo’s on front)

3rd place-misc $1 stamps (acrylic) from Mikes and Joann’s

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Happy Stamping!

Pretty as a Princess

Mar 20, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

I have been having fun challenging myself since starting with the Dirty girls on SCS. Secret is, I really stink at 3-D items. Well, Alexa wants her room re-done in a princess theme. Especially with Disney coming in a few weeks. So, I went to Michaels and got her this mirror for a whopping $3! I found the  Once Upon a Time patterned paper by DCWV, in this end cap of the store. I knew I could do “something” with it. So home I went.

I painted the mirror with White MM craft paint. I then took a sponge, and sponged craft pretty in pink, bashful blue, and almost amethyst to creat the look of the paper. So here is the framed mirror!

Alexa’s mirror

It really shimmer’s IRL! The letters are chipboard I already had on hand by Marcella by K. I got the prima flower from Jacksonbelle’s ebay store. Its from the baby girl line. I used my glue pen and went happy, then rolled it in some old SU! Glitter from back in the day! LOL! Matches perfectly.

Alexa’s princess dress is paper pieced. I made the crown myself. She LOVES her new mirror.

Thanks for looking.

Alexa’s Set

Mar 20, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Tutorials

Alexa’s Purse & Wallet set

 Well I have been getting overloaded with PM’s on Splitcoast asking me for instructions on how I made this  Purse & Wallet  gift set.

So I figured my new blog would be the perfect place for your step by step instructions! My very first tutorial! How exciting. I found it fun to use my daughter Alexa’s stamp set since I love it so much, and in hopes that those of you who dont have it, will want it! LOL!

I would also like to do a contest, so see next post!

You can make ANY holder, purse or gift box just by adjusting your measurements!The important thing to remember is make sure your front/back panels are the same, as well as your bottom and sides.If this explaination is unclear, think of the 2-4-6-8 box instructions. Because the box around is 2 inches, you score from the bottom 2 inches.This rule applies to the dimensions of any square item! Any size!Now for rectangle items like my purse, you can choose to make the opening as wide as you like! Just adjust the entire measurements!It really is easy once you get started.Clear as mudd?Well go grab your cutter, and scorer and follow along step by step! It should make sense once you are finished.

If you are confused, email me and I’ll be happy to help you out!

Instructions for purse

Finished size 5 1/2 x 4 with 1 inch opening/side panel.

Cut doublesided cardstock 7 1/2 x 11.

Along the 11 inches- score at 4, 5, 9, 10. This makes the front, bottom, back, and top closure flap.

Along the 7  inches- score at 1, then 10. This will make the side panels.

Now snip the bottom seam corners, and trim excess from top purse flap. (see photo)

Purse back

Ahere using redline tape.

For flap closure I used magnets by Basic Grey.

Handle- cut strip 1 x 12. Score an inch on both end. Fold , and adhere under purse top flap.

Decorate as desired!


wallet complete

Cut doublesided cardstock 4 x 8 1/2.

Score at 4 and 4 1/2.

Cut 1 x 3 scrap piece. Score at 2 and 2 1/2.

Template wallet

Attach at the small scored end to wallet.

Punch a piece from the word window. Lay out where it best holds the strap in place.

One comfimed place to attach, use brads to hold in place.

Now your stap will easily slide in and out of wallet, and hold it closed.

Adhere plastic lugguage tag inside wallet using redline tape.

Place a piece of coordinating cardstock inside holder, and adhere inside. This is to cover the view of the redline tape.

Now you can put in a gift card, certificate or cash!

Wallet inside


Double sided cardstock-I used Fancy Pants Keylime Pie series in Delightful and Delicious

Pink brads, Word Window punch, corner rounder, liquid pearls, jewels, Prima daisy,

button, round tab punch, magnetic closure by Basic Grey,plastic luggage tag

ribbon by American Crafts, Key chain $1 spot @ Target, redline tape

Stamp set-Alexa’s set, celebrate in style by SU!

Ink-Basic Black, positively pink, pretty in pink, bashful blue, blush blossom, creamy caramel

certain celery, choc. chip

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