mytime mail

August is close to over. My little Amber started school today! It was SO CUTE. I will post photos/Smilebox Creation most likely Tuesday since the kids will ALL be in school that day, and Noah hasn’t started yet. HAPPY TIMES. 

Well I finally got my copies of CARDS magazine! I’m on page 72! I have a card in there using Dino-Mite ! It is the first time I have been in this particular magazine.

So I figured it was time for some MYTIME MAIL! Anyone want these goodies?

Its the August issue of CARDS, my favorite Martha Stewart Glitter in black (perfect for Halloween stuff) and a cute acrylic set set by MSE. The total value of this is over $30. All you have to do is reply to this post!

I want you to tell me the following:

How often do you stamp? (I try to stamp daily, but if not daily several times a week)

Do you stamp with ideas in mind or just let the mojo flow? (let mojo flow, unless I have something I need to get done like a b-day card or whatnot)

Do you send cards out often? Or hoard them? (I need to get better about sending cards!!! I hoard most of them, unless there is an occasion. I always mean to send them, but never do. I HATE the P.O.)

Do you do any challenges? Like on SCS or blogs. (I try to do as many as I can, but dont always get to it. I found it very helpful in my early days of stamping)

Thats it! I just wanna hear about your stamp habits. EASY! Cant wait to see what everyone has to say.


OK Now for our regular blog post………..

Well I was quiet exctied to be chosen as the inspiration for the Sketch Challenge!

I decided to make the time to do another one-only I used my NEW! Paper Trey  set called Beautiful Blooms. I have been having SO MUCH fun with that set. You will see all my samples VERY soon.

because Because Blooms

I really like how the Cuttlebugworks with this set. Its nice to have alot of uses for things I spent ALOT of money on. I LOVE my Cuttlebug, but dont use the DIE cut ones, as much as the embossing ones, so this was great. It used the Flowers#1 die.

I was inspired by my new paper by Scenic Route the Brighton collection. The colors are gorgeous. So that was my starting point.

I had this idea to use the flower in the set-as a sort of bug. Thats what that stamp looked like to me! LOL! Anyone else see it? The 2 green eyes, the legs, and wings???

The sentiment is from Paper Trey’s first set Paper Tray.

Anyway so that is what I chose to do. Lots of bling of course. The white cardstock is also Paper Trey. Ink and ribbon is from Stampin Up!

I wanted a anytime card so that was why I chose this sentiment. Sometimes you want to send a card Just Because!

OK if you didn’t get the bug before, maybe you will now!

bugs and blooms Bugs and Blooms

On this one I made the wings 3D using vellum. It reminds me of a June Bug. I dont know. This paper is by Rob & Bob Studio. Its a Slab Ive had FOREVER!!! The colors really worked for my vision.

This card started out to be the Sketch, but then morphed into a new card. All the same-I love it.

Purple is my FAVORITE color and I love when I incorporate it into stamping. I dont use it as much as I should.

The images were colored with my Copic Markers. Bug have added stickels. The flowers are done with the CB die, and the ribbon is Martha Stewart. An again-more rhinestone stickers!!! LOVE those things.

I like this card too cause you can see how you may start with a sketch for “inspiration”, then it totally changes into something else using same/similar elements. How fun!!

I still have my panel with ribbon, and my square panel. I flipped it onto the side, and re-oriented all of it! LOL!

Tomorrow I have quite the awesome post! I designed the cutest little bag idea, and would love to share it with you! Im doing these for my children’s class for Halloween. WAY cute, WAY easy  and FAST! Those are KEY to mass producing anything. Plus if the little kids rip them to shreds it wont be as painful!

OK maybe Ill just do cupcakes instead! LOL!

See you tomorrow.