Archive for June, 2007


I’ve been tagged

Jun 22, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: My family stuff

Debby tagged me. I now have to tell you 7 things about myself.

Ok try not to yawn! Im not a secretive person and pretty much spill it ALL, so you probably know most of it anyway.

1) My Dream is work for a magazine someday.

2) I HATE to cry! I dont know why I just do.

3) I talk WAY too much. Its hard for me to shut up. I wish I didnt have that quality.

4) I HATE the Dentist! Id rather go see the OBGYN than go to the dentist. I havent been in over 8 years! I know I need to make appointment, and YES I do have dental insurance.

5) I will ONLY drink Dunkin Dounts Coffee. And it has to have tons of cream and sugar.

6) I cannot stand MILK! I love ice cream and stuff like that but NO MILK! ICK!

7) I have never tried tried ONE single drug in my entire life-ever. I dont care what other people have done, I just never saw the need or attraction.

8) Like most I am totally addicted to SCS! Its sick! Its like the first thing I do. I grab my coffee, then sit down and “catch up” on all the goods. New challenges, hot stuff going on-whatever. I get up about a 1/2 hour before the kids to do this. I also sometimes stay up and await ordering those stamp sets that have a midnight release and stuff like that.

BONUS-I LOVE happy mail. When I know Im getting NO DELIVERIES I freak out and order something, anything. Really sick shopping obsession. Im also addicted to Target. I go every Saturday!

Now I have to tag 7 people. Well I guess if you blog and read this then link your blog here if you want to be tagged. I believe I did this tag before?

Id love to hear 10 quirky things about YOU! So feel free to share! I dont want to be the only one spilling.

More Paper Trey-Inspired by Vera Bradley

Jun 22, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

vera Here is my New! Vera Bradley bag. Its the Sateen Collection in the Julie. I Love it!!! It doesnt get any better than this! This bag has gorgeous butterflies all over it! And its the perfect size too. I am hopelessly addicted to these purses for some strange reason.

My Stampin Up customer’s from one of my stamping club’s know how much I LOVE Vera Bradley, and as a thank you/goodbye gift they pitched in for a gift certificate for me to our local store that sell’s my most favorite bags! Am I lucky or what? I will miss them all so much! They also made me a gorgeous card, and Im embarrassed to say I cannot find it!

Amber told me it was “her pretty card-not mommy’s” so she hid it “somewhere” before I could even get a photo. I am on a wild hunt for it now!

Anyway my awesome new bag inspired me to make this card with my new Text Boxed set by Paper Trey.

 Vera Beautiful-I call it!       LMBO!!!!!

trio VB

And here is the other card I did

Spectrum Friendship

spectrum

I just love pink and black. Im on a black kick lately. HMMMMMM.

Anyway, this used my cotton candy spectrum pad. I felt like the cuttlebug snowflakes folder (go figure) matched the whimsical sunflower perfectly! What did I ever do before my cuttlebug??? Oh my word! I just love it!

I love layering, and thought this was pretty cool. My color spritzer gave it that final touch.

Thanks for looking!!!

Paper Trey Text Boxed is here!

Jun 21, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

So, like many I jumped aboard the Paper Trey Text Boxed crazy train! LOL! And I can’t wait to see what in store next month!

I got tons of Happy Mail yesterday. I have to say that as promised Nicoles white cardstock ROCKS! I cant explain it. Its got a slight texture to it that just absorbs the ink beautifully! Check out my first card-the colors are just amazing on this cardstock.

This was my very first card using this new set! Normally Im anti solid blocks but this one is pretty cool. I am really upset that I lost the larget spiral flower(used on first card below)! UGH!!! Anyone else lose those clear stamps? It always happens! I find it “somewhere” strange in my craft room-eventually. Im totally bummed cause its like my favorite little stamp in the set-

Poppy Trio

poppy side

You all know PURPLE is my favorite. I LOVE the softness this card has. My Prismacolor markers made this is vibrant too. I also used the Paper Trey Green Thumb set for the flower stems and leaves.

The faux stitching is done using an Onare template.

The cardstock is of course my favorite Martha Stewart! LOL! As is the butterfly punch.

 A slide of dreams

slides

I just love this one! Again Black & White-with some gray. I stamped the microscope slide with stazon with the word “dream”. I just like this.

Simple Sunflower 

sunflower

More Martha cardstock & Ribbon. I used the Onare template again for a little something x-tra. Just messing around with the design. I like simple sometimes.

Peaceful tiles

peaceful

Saved the best for last???

This is GORGEOUS in real life. I stamped the leaf block twice on brushed gold cardstock. Once in craft moss, and the other in craft artichoke. They were then embossed with Ultrathick clear embossing powder.

I then cut up the 2 blocks, and then pieced them togheter using the different greens for the pattern.

Isnt it beautiful?

There is a vellum layer that is stamped in gold with a butterfly pattern bkgd I got at a stamp expo. Gold brads attach it to the Natural ivory base. Tied around some gold cord, and I was finished.

I’d love to hear which you like best, and why! I do have a few more done as well but will save it for more eye candy …..tomorrow?????

Enjoy the day!

Coffee Time for Two

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

set of tea

I LOVE my coffee. That obsession doesn’t stop with my delicious caffeinated drink, it goes into my love for coffee/tea themed stamps as well. Like butterfly stamps if its coffee I need it too! These stamps are from Lizzie Anne Designs, and they are from the Simply Singles line. This is the Latte cup, and Latte Sentiment.

So, for this post I did a card, with a matching altered coffee bag. My friend Laura sent the bag to me! Thank you!!!!! Love it.

So I was thinking of a pretty shelf for my “tea cups” to sit on. I used my Martha Stewart border punch, and made the bottom. I then scored/folded the “shelf” part.

I stamped my cups on the patterned paper by Crate paper (Birdie collection), and cut them out. On one I stamped it on the opposite side, cut and moved the handle! That way I get a reverse image. make sense???? I used So Swirly (also Lizzie Anne) for the steam on the cups.

I stamped a verse from Sketched Sentiments (a must have from LA as well) and popped out with the large oval punch by SU! I then free handed the scalloped border around it. That was NOT fun! Im not good at stuff like that.

Anyway-some Martha Stewart ribbon and cardstock base and I was good to go! I felt the Paisley pattern looked like wall paper!

I also used my same border punch to make place mats under the cups or doilies as many would say.

Cute huh?

Bag of beans 

bag

Well this speaks for itself. The coffee cup is 3D. I used the scalloped oval, cut in 1/2 as my “tablecloth” for the cup to sit on. Primas make everything perfectly pretty!

Thanks for looking!

Hope you enjoy YOUR coffee.

Girl Power

Jun 19, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

girl power

Um, am I suppose to be making girly cards?NO!

 I should be making teachers gifts.

 Did I make a single thing for them today? NOPE! And tomorrow is the LAST DAY!

I cannot believe myself.

But after a nasty thread on SCS I felt compelled to just stamp the day away CAREFREE!!!!!!!!

Im not too worried cause Alexa is going to summer school so I can send the stuff in late! Right?

WoW I sound selfish and terrible dont I?

You know what though, Ive said it before and I will again (especially after bridal shower from HELL week) sometimes we need to be selfish and have MY time!

So FORGET it! LOL!

My emotions have been so up & down these days that I think I really needed this.

So here is what I did (or a portion of it anyway) with MYTIME.

 I cannot remember who makes that delicious paper. Im too tired to go look. SO if you REALLY need to know-email me.

All stamps are by Lizzie Anne Designs. The top card uses Girl Power (also sold at All That Scraps now too!) As does the card below. The “b” block is from the Happy Birthday set.

Cute huh?

B-est friends

best friends

Here is one more I did. I told you Ive been getting easily sidetracked!

Its wicked simple but I LOVE it! Something about B&W that I just go nuts for!

Paper is by Imaginesce. Not complete without the bling!

Again nothing fabulous to report. I had NO thoughts, just stamp stamp stamp. So thats what I did.

Hope you are having a good week.

God help me! Summer vacation begins Thursday! EEEK!

Git-R-Done! LOL!

Jun 19, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

fathers day

FINALLY! DONE!

 Well here it is – Jason’s Father’s Day card. It is by no means the FABULOUS creation I thought I’d make.

Instead I go sidetracked again, and started my uploads for the Dirty Dozen gallery! Cant share those but just thought Id share where my head is at. Im quite excited by what I have so far.

Anyway, my friend Nicole sent me this supah cute image of BeerFella. Thanks girl you saved my hiney!!!! I colored him to look like Jason. My hubby is definitely hotter-but I think this guy fits the bill.

Nothing fabulous to say about him. Him being the card! Jason is an AMAZING parent. I wish I were as good as he is. My children are very lucky to have a dad like him. What I wouldn’t have given for what they have growing up.

Now I just have to sign the thing.

All the cardstock is by Martha Stewart.

Many More!

Jun 18, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

many more

Do I know someone who is having a birthday soon? NO

Am I late getting a birthday card out? PROBALLY

Is this for anyone I know? NOPE

Then WHY am I making it? NO IDEA

I thought Id share this card with you today. Trust me, I am not suppose to be making cards for NO reason but I think thats what makes me do it! LOL!

Anyone else have this “problem”? You know, the problem where you set up your supplies because you have to make something in particular, but you somehow mange to end up creating something so NOT what you were suppose to be doing. And it was FUN!

Well this is THAT card.

I just got this set the other day, and the paper.

Its not often I use these colors. I LOVE this paper by KI Memories called Surprise Party Frosty, so I had to use it. You cant tell but the paper shimmers. WAY COOL. I just loved the buttons at the top-Kinda like a fun confetti right-he!he!

One reason I posted this is because Im SO excited that All That Scraps is now carrying Lizzie Anne!!!!!!! Can I get WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kill 2 birds with ONE stone. Side note: those of you YEARNING for an affordable way to obtain the Copic Markers-here ya go! I am getting mine any day now. PLUS you need to check out the new products.

Dont hate me-I buy as much as I tell you about.

ANYWAYS-

I used the Happy Birthday set, and Shapes and stitches by Lizzie Anne Designs.

For an additional something I did the corner square velum cardstocked with embossed happy birthday block (cuttlebug).

I had to add stickles to my little cupcake! I love coloring images in alternating colors (see candles).

What can I say I love the colors of the card. Plus I like my layout.

I really strive to do cool layouts. Maybe too much sometimes! LOL!

Anyway-have a fun day!

Happy Father’s Day-Im a loser :C

Jun 17, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: About Me, My family stuff

WOW have I been CRAZY busy. 

Lets just say I’m a BAD wife! I neglected to make my AMAZING husband a Father’s Day card! OMG, can you believe that???!!!!!!!

I PROMISED Jason I would make him one tomorrow when he wasn’t around. But I know thats NOT the same.

I did however buy him his AMAZING Grill! He was quite happy about that. But again it wasn’t something to “open” it was just like here honey here is the money for the grill.

I also havent done a single thing for my kids Teachers! Their last day is Wednesday. What is wrong with me?

I did sacrafice my SU! Pre-order and other goodies to get him the grill money! LOL!

Just kidding. While I didn’t purchase ANY goodies for the last few weeks HE SO DESERVES it! Last thing I NEED is more stamps (OMG! DID I ACTUALLY PUT THAT IN WRITING?)

So PLEASE tell me Im not the only one who has done such a horrible thing? Not neccessarily for Father’s day but any occassion.

I got so overloaded with deadlines, and Wedding Shower stuff (which I didnt even get thanked for BTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!) that time crept up on me

AND I have NO cards to share-cause I havent stamped! What I ahve stamped is not able to be shared right now.

I do have a card in July?August issue of The Rubber Stamper pg82 this month though-

Ill have to “find” it in my photo archive, and share that later.

Hope you all had a good Father’s Day!

Mytime Mail winner!

Jun 17, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Mytime Mail

The Random winner picked was lucky #22!

Cathyon you will need to email me your info. so I can send out you goodies.

 Here is what Cathyon wrote

  1. # Cathyon 15 Jun 2007 at 5:07 am

    What sweet candy you are giving to your readers. You have a great blog and creative artwork. Ok what am I grateful for this week, um..I would say that my family is healthy and I was able to stamp during the week after work. WHOOHOO! Thanks for the chance.

sty                sketch 3

This card was made for ALL of YOU! Those of you who follow my stories and check in regularly. Those who support SCS, and the companies that support them! A BIG HUGE THANK YOU!

This will also be my Saturday Sketch challenge!

I created my own bloom with the stamp set. Its paper pieced, and multi-layered.

Stamp set by Stampendous called Feather Flourish can be found here and here. The For You is by Paper Trey. The circle of thank you is by Stampin Up.

The paper is by Crossed Paths, and is the Friendship collection. Cardstock & ribbon is by Martha Stewart.

Want this????

50,000

WOW! As I sit here typing I see I am at almost 50,000 views! AMAZING. Now I know my blog is not the TOP 10, but I just got started, and thats totally NOT my goal. I just really want to share my stamping views, art, and opinions. Its fun to see how many people actually enjoy them.

I LOVE when you share your stories, give me feedback, and all the amazing compliments, emails and support you all offer.

How can I thank you for actually wanting to read what “I” have to say?

Well how about some MYTIME MAIL?

From now- till Sunday night, post your comments here, and I will have the Random Selector pick a winner! You will receive this ENTIRE package of DCWV notecards/env. and 4 new stamps by AC Moore.

All you have to do is tell me something YOU are thankful for this week!

I am thankful that my kids are doing well. Especially Alexa! Her cancer remains in remission, and her prognosis is good. Despite the ups and downs of treatment NO COMPLAINTS!

And that I lost 5lbs this week! Go me! All those twizzlers were starting to catch up! Can you say SHOPPING!

Now its your turn!

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