Archive for April 6th, 2007

And the winner is……

Apr 6, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

By random computer drawing # 86 Kathy Tice!

Kathy writes……

Hi Lauren!

My favorite color is pink – all shades!

My favorite color to use while stamping (lately, anyway!) is Cool Caribbean.

My favorite embellishment is ribbon, and glitter and anything cuttlebugged are a close second.

As far as your blog – anything you put on it I love! Keep it coming! I love your cards, so keep that up. Any techniques you have to show would be great, too!

Kathy please send me your address so I can mail off your card, Sprite Prima’s and stamp set!

I have really enjoyed reading about all my readers! You are all so fun for playing along. Im going to have to do more of these. I’m almost at 10,000 views! So when that happens it will be time for more Mytime Mail!!!

I love seeing all your answers, as I do read EVERY comment left.

I hope you will tune in tomorrow for the Sketch challenge! Cross your fingers I have interent access while we are gone to Disney as I will be updating on our trip!! We are now all packed. I hope to get a little stamping in tomorrow!

Have a nice night.

What’s better than chocolate?

Apr 6, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: My family stuff

What is better than chocolate? Well this surprise box showed up on my door today, and would be hard to beat!


SIX of the most amazing MONDO size, chocolate covered strawberries, and SIX chocolate covered apples! Can you believe it?! I couldn’t.

So again what’s better than chocolate? MY FRIENDS!!!!

My friend Tracey from SCS (cuccicoo1002) sent this to me.Well I guess for the whole family, but I feel like its all mine!

me & chocHere I am diving in! I already had 3 pieces! YIKES! I think Tracey wants me to gain all her pregnancy weight for her. I’m starting vacation early, and all my clothes won’t fit if this keeps up!

Don’t worry I did share!

jay & choc Here is Jay shoving the whole thing in his mouth! What a waste! You are suppose to SAVOUR it!

While we were getting silly for the camera look who dove in

alexa See the look! If I dont look at them maybe they won’t notice! LOL! I think Alexa has claimed the rest of the Strawberries!

Tracey you are just SO SWEET! Sweeter than these delicious chocolate pieces for heaven. Im so happy we have become friends. You are just amazing to me, and I am so not deserving of all this! And you did without even seeing the amazing thing Im making for your sweet little bundle of (boy) I mean baby! LOL! Now I don’t know if I can wait to send it to you!!!

I have met SO many wonderful people through SCS! You wouldn’t even believe it! I have so many of you who feel like my family. You’ve all adopted me & my family, and I can never give enough thanks to you all.

While Im sharing here is a nice blurry photo of the kids after receiving some goodies from my friend Sarah (aka sarahstampart)

alexa card Here is Alexa with Caroline’s Card! Caroline is only 10 and drew an amazing Cinderella and Snow White on the card for Alexa. Inside yet, another amazing drawing of Mickey & Minnie mouse! Alexa about fell she was jumping up & down.

Here are the kids holding the goodies- They were so excited. Sarah even included some AWESOME BIG primas! How do you all do it? You all have so much going on but take the time to do so much for me. I am in awe. I am just so thankful to have all of the people I have come to know in my life. Big cyber hugs. What I am going to do without you all for a week!!! OMG! I dont even know. Stay tuned cause 6pm is the announcement for MYTIME MAIL. Tracey’s gift inspired a card. So I must get in one before I leave-

Love ya all!!!


Do you know what time it is? MYTIME MAIL!

Apr 6, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Mytime Mail, Uncategorized

mytime mailI am overwhelmed with all the PM’s, comments and letters of encouragement. So I am going to give away one of my favorite new embellishments- PRIMA SPRITE’s in Pink!!!!!

My card made using a Sprite, and Whiskers , and a set of acrylic stamps from Michaels!

All you have to do is leave a comment about the following-

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite color to use when stamping?

What is your favorite embellishment/why?

What would you like to see on my blog?

I will have a random person selected Friday night 6pm eastern time. Make sure you check back so you can send me your address if you won! I have to pop it in the mail on Saturday cause we are leaving for Florida!

Here are my answers!

My favorite color is purple.

My favorite colors for stamping are anything with Chocolate Chip (real chocolate is a big fave too)

Favorite embellishment is ribbon and primas of course.

Thanks for playing and good luck!

BTW to keep up to date on my blog, you can subscribe! And to see past tutorials/other fun info check my category box. There are all kinds of listings. You may see something that interests you! Love to get your feedback, so comment when you can 😀

More Lizzie Anne Designs…..

Apr 6, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Oh I am just lovin this new company. I ordered 3 of their sets the other day after seeing their banner ad on SCS. I’m a sucker for stamps! Shipping was fast. Service excellent.

 They sell their sets un-mounted deep etched  rubber. They cling to the acrylic blocks, and have a cute Jewel case they store in. I’m really lovin the unmounted sets lately cause my craft room is overflowing! This leaves me alot more room to buy more.

So I whipped up some cool cards the other day, and posted them here and on my gallery @ SCS.

  Here is what I did yesterday! There is ONE more but I am saving that for tomorrow’s sketch challenge!

Funky Flower


I just got this Funky Floral set with my order from Lizzie Anne Designs. You can NEVER have enough flowers IMO!

The paper is New! by Heidi Grace called Mushrooms (double sided)-from eP . I used it to inspire my collection of color. Which I must say is pretty cool!

Cameo Coral, Always Artichoke, Pumkin Pie, Pixie Pink! Would you have EVER put those color together? Not me. But I was so happy with the results. Wait till you see tomorrows. I hope you try this color combo. Maybe that will be another day challenge! HMMMMM.

I stamped the flower twice, cutting out the cameo layer. The brads are velvet covered by MM anthology (also from eP). I had to do some stitching cause the flower is a stitched style. Wanted to showcase both sides of the patterned paper so I did! I embossed the thank you sentiment in white. Im so into circles lately. I think the top tie’s are so fun, and complete the look. I just scored a 1/2 inch from the top, popped out some 3/4 circles, and here ya go.

White can sometime be stark. This has just the right balance.

You’re the Cat’s Meow!


This one uses the Celebrations II set by Lizzie Anne. Make sure you check out their gallery! You will see me amongst the other great stuff there.

I love the Au Chocolat paper by SU! I just got this paw punch at Target by EK Success, so I HAD to use it!

So, I was unsure where I wanted this to go. I kept thinking Halloween, but didn’t want to go that route. All I knew was I wanted lots of paw prints! LOL! That is where the strip of prints comes in. The cat is on dimensionals. I stamped it on glossy white-for a little more “pop” IRL. I used the corner rounder (corner guard removed) for my scalloped border. Very simple layout.

I needed a cat sentiment so I dusted off my Cool Cat set by SU!

Hope you like it. I hope to try out some of the other stamps in this set, but this one was my favorite (along with the sun, sandals, gift…you get the idea!)

Tell me what you think.

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