Archive for October 9th, 2007

Elegance, and panic over paper.What’s your issue?

Oct 9, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Do you PANIC when you notice you are getting LOW on a product? I know I do! Seriously freak out. I have 2 packs of EVERY color of SU! cardstock at ALL times! The second I open that second pack-the color goes on my re-order list! SICK!!!! But so true. I do this with everything I have! Ribbon, buttons, brads-you get the idea.

The other companies I own like Prism, and Bazzill are amazing as well-but I only have a few sheets of their colors so I SAVE them for very special occassions-or when I need that shade darker or lighter that SU! just doesnt have!

Well like most people, I tried Papertrey Ink white cardstock and FELL IN LOVE! Seriously there is NO comparison to SU at all! You dont even realize how WHITE this paper is till its next to SU Whisper White!

Plus its heavier and feels like better quality. It takes ink like a dream too! I use only Brilliance ink in graphite black-cause I LOVE that ink as much as I love my cardstock! And my Copic’s, well they LOVE it too!

So, today after some vigorous  stamping-I noticed I was on my LAST pack, opened and about 1/2 used, and went into panic mode-I RAN to my computer and bought 2 packs-instantly. I will NOT go back to Whisper White again. Not possible.

That being said-look at my card

elegance Elegance

Its crisp clean, and OH! SO WHITE! LOVE IT! I made this as a mock up for possible Wedding invites I was asked to make using teal and chocolate.

I LOVE this!  I love that the layer over hangs the edge-when closed it lines up to the bottom edge. The ribbon run through the slit.

I love the rich colors, and delicious chocolate satin ribbon too.

The butterfly shimmers-with stickles. You know, I LOVE flourishes and my butterflies. I also love the scallop. Its sorta like the spotlight technique.

This card uses stamps by Green Grass Flourishing and Card Greetings II.

So all this being said-what product do you PANIC over? Anything?

Do you hoard your stuff-if so what can you never part with?

C’mon I shared a peek into the insanity I have 😀

Is your stamp room cleaned up after every use? Or do you not care if its clean or not?

ME-well you know I have a touch of OCD and it must be spotless when Im done creating-it makes for a fresh start. When I see clutter I cant create anything!

Dont get me wrong my desk is a MESS when Im in the process. Sometimes I stop mid-creation and start a whole new one due to an epiphany!

So lets hear it!

Bright Birthday Wishes

Oct 9, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

 hats off Hats off!

Talk about colors I DONT normally use! At least not together! LOL!

As promised more Lizzie Anne samples in honor of their Card Contest.

I LOVE making birthday cards-and think kids cards should have CHEERY colors-what do you think? Cheery enough? LOL!

The top card-Hats Off was done after seeing Martha Stewart make a large party hat on her show! I HAD to try it-in smaller form! The Happy Birthday is a Simply Singles stamp. Cute huh?

The colors are as follows-ruby red, pretty in pink, barely banana, lovely lilac-and wasabi stitched grosgrain!

The embossed layer is done using my cuttlebug

gifts for you Gifts for you

Do you like my presents I made? Arent they so cute! I love the trio of gifts and how they are layered/stacked!

The SU scallop punch is PERFECT too. I was so bummed when mine broke!

I LOVE this cake image-ALOT! One of my favoritest evah. Maybe its the swirly design or the heart sticking out-maybe its the tray its on? No matter-its way cute!

Another cool thing abot this cake-you can get it one of two ways

1) as a simply bits Birthday Cake OR 2) in the Happy Birthday set!

 Either way-its great. If you havent noticed the singles you really should check them out.

What a great little gift to send to a secret sister, or a friend without adding a ton in shipping and giving a small THINKING OF YOU! And not breaking the bank either.

So the paper is by Making Memories I believe. I think its so cute. The ribbon is May Arts (have you seen the new ribbon there at ATS_).

OK so thats all I have to share today.

If you entered the contest let me know! Im dying to see how many enteries they get for such a great cause!

This post will be stuck to the top for the month of October in honor of breast cancer awareness! Please scroll down to see new uploads for the month.

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Do YOU have a blog? Did you go pink? (I didnt cause I couldnt figure it out with my type, but thats another story about my computer challenged nature!)

Have you been touched by cancer in any way, or believe in spreading the word?

I challenge all my blog Girls out there near and far-to go to Smilebox, and post this one to their blog! OR send it to a friend!

EDITING TO ADD: It doesnt have to be THIS one with MY face! LOL! I already got alot of emails asking about that! Just THIS DESIGN or there is ONE more you can do! Those are the special ones for the cause 😀

If you do let me know-by posting a link here! It only takes a few minutes, REALLY EASY, and FUN, and all procedes from the download of this go to Breast Cancer Awareness!! Smilebox teamed up with Lifetime Network to raise money for the cause!

Thanks for looking. And supporting research!

Id also love to hear if you know someone who has been diagnoised with cancer.

Everyone who downloads this smilebox style for breast cancer and shares the link here will be entered in a drawing for a surprise pack of ALL PINK goodies!

If you want to contribute to the box of pink goodies-let me know! The bigger the better!

Have faith-its a super box! Im not showing what you will get till a winner is randomly selected. Because when you have Cancer you have to have FAITH! I will pick on Oct. 31st-the last day of October.

You comments about cancer count as a entry as well as a Smilebox link-thats another entry!

Thanks everyone 😀

We never know if this will affect us personally!

Saying Hello……………….and a personality quiz!

Oct 9, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

saying hello

Hello friends.

Lots of stamping going on here! YEAH!! Having a blast-its really releasing my stress. Which has been on HIGH these days.

Did you miss my article on Scor-Pal? If you are on the fence and need the push to buy it-check out my article at Craft Critque! Let me know what you think there OK!

I made this card above- to be counted as one to send with the other hopeful Lizzie Anne card Contest entries to Cards for Cancer (no Im not IN the contest-just contributing to the cause!) I hope you get to enter! You have till the 28th!

close up flutter click to view larger image. I loved the glittery butterfly so I had to salvage this!

This card uses Au Naturale. Its a little off balance to me but I cannot mess with it any longer. Its not a total disaster! LOL! I most likely would have chucked it into the trash, but I think It will still make SOMEONE smile!

See they dont all come out that great-but thats OK! Im over it-I think! I should have put the panel on the bottom.

I received some AMAZING personal emails from people sharing their heart aches, and successes with cancer-as well as prayers for Alexa! Thanks for sharing!!! This is very touching. I read every single comment and story I get, so thank you! Keep sharing! And if you dont blog-send the smilebox to someone in an email-or as many people as you want! You can send it to me too

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On another note:

have you ever GOOGLE’d yourself? I did-pretty neat. Try it out. Also kinda scary to see you are open to the whole world.

OK so the quiz-

My PSF Teresa sent me this fun personality quiz, which I normally dont get into, but it was pretty cool!!! So I got her permission to copy/paste it. We dont know where it originated but if you do let me know.

Try it out-

Don’t cheat. It’s pretty good , see how close it comes.  Write your
answers on a piece of paper, and NO cheating!! The answers are at the
bottom. And be honest.

Tell me what you think of your results 😀 I felt it described me perfectly. Except one answer about love-didnt like that one!

*1.* Which is your favorite color out of: red, black, blue, green, or

*2.* Your first initial?  

*3.* Your month of birth?  

*4.* Which color do you like more, black or _white_?  

*5.* Name of a person of the same sex as yours.  

*6.* Your favorite number? 

*7.* Do you like Flying or Driving more?  

*8.* Do you like a lake or the ocean more?  

*9.* Write down a wish (a realistic one).   

*When you’re done, scroll down. (Don’t cheat!)*








*1.* If you choose:
Red – You are alert and your life is full of love.
Black – You are conservative and aggressive.
Green – Your soul is relaxed and you are laid back.
Blue- You are spontaneous and love kisses and affection from the ones
you love.
Yellow – You are a very happy person and give good advice to those who
are down.

*2.* If you’re initial is:
_A-K_ You have a lot of love and friendships in your life.
_L-R_ You try to enjoy your life to the maximum & your love life is soon
to blossom.
_S-Z_ You like to help others and your future love life looks very good.

*3.* If you were born in:
_Jan-Mar:_ The year will go very well for you and you will discover that
you fall in love with someone totally unexpected.
_April-June:_ You will have a strong love relationship that will not
last long but the memories will last forever.
_July-Sep:_ You will have a great year and will experience a major
life-changing experience for the good.
_Oct-Dec:_ Your love life will not be great, but eventually you will
find your soul mate.

*4.* If you chose:
Black: Your life will take on a different direction, it will seem hard
at the time but will be the best thing for you, and you will be glad for
the change.
_White:_ You will have a friend who completely confides in you and would
do anything for you, but you may not realize it.

5. This person is your best friend.

*6.* This is how many close friends you have in your lifetime.

*7.* If you chose:
Flying: You like adventure.
Driving: You are a laid back person.

*8..* If you chose:
Lake: You are loyal to your friends and your lover and are very reserved.
Ocean: You are spontaneous and like to please people.

*9.* This wish will come true only if you send this to five people in
one hour. Send it to ten people, and it will come true before your next


OK Im off and runnin-need to get some info on my dental stuff. Getting a quote on the cost to be knocked out to get my tooth pulled. Wish me luck! I should hear back soon.

Wait till you see the card I made MYSELF for my dental woe’s!LOL! Ill post that sometime this week too.

Check back tomorrow 😀 and thanks for reading.


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