Archive for July 13th, 2007

Saturday Sketch, Friendship, and a helpful hint.

Jul 13, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch

friends              sketch 5 Click thumbnail for larger view

Where would we be without friends?

I’ll get to that in just a minute.

Today is going to be wonderful! I have a scheduled full body massage at 1pm! Oh how nice that is going to be. I am going to feel so awesome tomorrow, but Sunday my body will HURT! Ever have a massage? Anyway-Im excited.

In the meantime, I hope YOU get time to stamp and try my Saturday Sketch.

I couldn’t resist getting this set by Gel-A-Tins, called BEST FRIENDS. Its seriously cute. I bought like almost every one they sell, and had yet to use them :C So I decided NOW is the time.

When I stamped her I just happened to have the paper from SEI (called Penelope’s Potpourri) sitting next to me after another project was completed. I always think black and red polka-dot dress when I see Mary Jane type of images. I don’t know, she’s just so cute. Anyway-I like that the paper was a slight shade of red lighter, with a red outline/polkadot pattern.

So I layered it then pierced around the layer. I tied some red Martha Stewart ribbon around the black layer, and added to card with dimensionals.

I am seriously on a scalloped punch kick. I cant stop using them. So for this I stamped and colored the girl (with my Copic Markers ) then punched out with my rectangle punch.

Once she was added “something” was missing”. I then thought about this sentiment from  Sassy Sayings, and it was PERFECT!

HINT-if you want to add “something” to your card but are unsure HOW it will look or if will it fit, I like to stamp it on my Stamp-a-ma-jig acetate sheet BEFORE putting it on my card! What this does, is allows you to stamp the image on a “practice” sheet. You then place it where you “think” you will like it, to have a quick LOOK at what may be the finished product. If you dont like it, then you know NOT to stamp it on your card and it wont ruin your hard work! If you do then go forth and ink it up. When done wipe it off your “practice” sheet. This will save you tons of time and ruined creations.

That is exactly what I did with my sentiment. And-obviously I liked it. Now to mail it to a friend.

That brings me back to my original question “Where would we be without friends?”

Friends are an important part of life. I cherish all my friends-weather they have been a friend since a childhood, an adult, or even an internet friend. Each one is special to me. I also enjoy YOU. All my regular visitors and readers! Its hard to believe people actually care to check in on my ramblings of blah,blah blah! LOL! I LOVE getting your feedback, emails and questions as well. So thanks 😀

Along with todays sketch I invite you to share with me a cool, interesting, or funny way you have met one of your friends. Whatever Friend story you care to share would be great.

I have met so many of my cyber friends though the Internet! SCS has been quite the meeting place of amazing people.

As far as a funny, or interesting way, I met a friend-

I went with a friend to my first Pampered Chef Party. The consultant was very nice and funny. It was her first party! She was really nervous.

Anway I agreed to host one for her. She would “touch base” about my upcoming party details and then we’d chat on the phone for hours! Long story short, when my party was done, she said “Oh my gosh! What am I going to do? I have no reason to call you anymore.” I then replied “Well we have become friends, just cause my party is over doesn’t mean we can’t talk anymore!” and that was over 3 years ago.

Funny huh?

Your Turn to share.

Also I’d love to see what you do if you try the sketch, so be sure to link it here so I can see it.

Its all about the paper and ink

Jul 13, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: My Stamping Space, Uncategorized

Ok so I think this is the last of my organizational ramblings. Bored to death yet?

Well, if not, then read on. I really hope ALL this typing has helped at least ONE person either find an organziation idea, inspire them to create their own space, or heck clean it! LOL! Anything you got from these posts would be great.

So I guess we will get to it.

Its all about the paper-Well I store my paper in several ways! ON my desk are these black plastic letter tray organizers. I got them at Target. They came 2in a package, and sold for $3.99. I couldn’t find them online (they were like $17.99 there) but the one HERE is similar to what I use.

I have a compartment for each color group-purples, greens, red, pinks, white, neutrals-you get it.

These sit on my desk and are open and easily accessible! I have no problem fitting all my cardstock there.

See photo below. you can see the letter trays on my counter.

paper storage click to view larger image.

Now in the cabinet just below my workspace, I have MORE cardstock. I have these organized in a way cool paper storage shelf I got a Sam’s Club. HERE is the 12 compartment organizer. Its like the best buy ever!!!! It was like $14.95.

This is on the bottom shelf and it is all my BACKUP packs. I always have to have 1 un-opened pack at all times! The minute it gets opened I put it on a list to order more. I am terrfied of running out! I ran out of Whisper White ONCE!!! Never again! A kind fellow SCS send me 2 pkgs! Isnt that sweet?

Next to it in the plastic organizers is my 8 1/2 x 11 Prism cardstock, and magazine that I have been published in.

Top shelf- 6×6 paper packs, and my mini punches. Also some HPH kits etc.

12 x12 This is a shelf with all my 12 X 12 papers. My scrap kits and whatnot. All in Plastic storage holders.

caddy This is a 6 stack drawer storage for more 12 x 12 paper! It was like $14.95 on sale at Target. Love sales.

The white thing, is a storage box/cube I got on clearance at Staples (originally $75 on sale for $25! They no longer carry it I believe). It houses all my (well ok not all but my soon to be used) alter-ables. I LOVE it! The bad part-took me 3 HOURS to put together! Can you believe it? It has lots of cool compartments though, and wheels around with ease.


colors in cabinet This is my cabinet with all my markers, versamagic dew drops, twinkling h2o’s, and other stuff to color!

You wouldn’t believe how much I own! Gosh! Fills the thing. But you can never have enough color tools right????

Now for my ink pads-Im totally down with the good ole’ Stampin Up! ink Caddy. I dont care what anyone says I LOVE mine. You can see ONE to the right. I have 2 total. My re-inkers are on top. One has Craft the other classic ink. I ordered another ready extender cause I have the ROOM now! Yeah! Before my shelves were too low.

You can also see more paper organization to the left.



embellishments All my embellies are in this cabinet. Each has a place. Embossing powders in one, pearlex and flock. Eyelets and brads, buttons and jewels. I have the Stack n Store container coming on the 17th! I cannot wait!!!!!!!! Its super easy for me to locate all my stuff using my system here.

Well Im exhausted now.

Hope you enjoyed that ramble.

Bloom LSC124

Jul 13, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Now THIS is a challenge I can do!

The LSC124 wants you to do message bouquets! So 2 or more flowers, and a sentiment.

If you haven’t seen, I LOVE floral stamps. Doesn’t matter-funky, whimsical realistic-love’em all.

So I whipped up two this morning and hope to play again! I have a week right?

Purple Power!

girl power

I LOVE purple! So I went with it!

I was thinking cool girl with this card. My colors started with the ribbon.

The scallop is punched in the amethyst layer, and the purse is stamped, embossed and layered behind the  scalloped “hole”. I liked the embossed border around the bag. I of course needed some bling! My Copic markers made the colors perfectly vibrant.

I like the “color blocking” on this.

On the Lilac layer, I used my EK Success flower punch and punched 3 flowers from vellum cardstock. Added some K & co bling stickers, and pierced the stems.

Simple, clean but detailed card for any girl really.

Stamps- Girl Power by Lizzie Anne Designs (sold at all that scraps as well)

Ribbon by Strano-3/8″ Tibby

Giga scallop circle punch, cuttlebug stitched circles, flower punch by EK Success (same exact size as the SU! Punch box set! Just a single punch instead of a trio), paper piecer

Cardstock by Stampin Up! Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac

Ink-Copic Markers & Basic black by SU! 

Next up=

Krafty Kolors

crafty bloom

Yes, I know my “colors” is spelled with a “K”. Just trying to funktify my title! 😀

I love using my Versamagic Dew Drops ink on cardstock-especialy Kraft. The result are just great. I wanted to make my own patterned paper for this one.

I was inspired by my American Crafts ribbon (of course) for the colors and flowers.

So I stamped my bkgd cardstock first.

I am obviously addicted to the scalloped punches lately. Its a little ridiculous but hey, Im getting my monies worth right? Plus I JUST got the scalloped rectangle so how could I NOT use it!

Heres the “scoop”

Stamps by Green Grass Stamps– Holy Tomoli (large flower), Baby Shower (little bkgd flower), Sweet baby Jane alpha (thanks sentiment)

Cardstock by SU!-Kraft, Ruby Red, Choc Chip

Ink Versamagic dew drops-Red Magic, Hint of Pesto, Prisimmon, craft white

Ribbon by American Crafts, Scalloped Rectangle, White Singlo gel pen, buttons by SEI.


Tomorrow is more organizaton, and my Saturday Sketch Challenge. As for today Im off to do MORE stamping! Im in LOVE with my new room. How did I ever stamp in my tiny space before? WOW!

PLUS there is only a few more days to the Dirty Dozen Gallery! Its a real good one too! I still have 2 projects to upload there! YIKES! I’m never LAST MINUTE but not having my room really threw me off!

Hopin YOU get some MYTIME 😀

Speaking of ribbon

Jul 13, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Tutorials, Uncategorized

Have you seen the cool Ribbon Carnival over at Craft Critique?

LOTS of cool ideas for your ribbon are posted there.

Here is my ribbon tutorial and storage ideas-just in case you missed it.

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