Archive for October, 2007

A Party for the Princess

Oct 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: My family stuff, Smilebox Creations, Uncategorized
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Well here it is! The much anticipated Smilebox of the Princess party! I couldnt get the video portion to work-but when I can you KNOW I will fill you all in!

I love how I was able to capture the moments of her party with this Smilebox.

The party went so perfect! I think they all had a great time. You could hear a pin drop during the craft time! And each girl gave Alexa her gift themself.

Most special to me was to see how accepted Alexa was, and her social interaction with the girls! I tell you these girls parents did an excellent job raising such lovely princesses!

To see Alexa as happy as she was was all I could ask for!

The girls made crowns, necklaces, and decorated jewelry boxes!

We used Alexa’s set and polyshrink, and the center charm for the necklaces, and for the top center of their boxes! It was really cool. Whatever wasnt done got sent home with them.

I’m so thankful for my mom who came to help me set up, and Jason did an amazing job too! He is in charge of the decorations-Im in charge of ordering him round! LOL! If it weren’t for them it never would have gone so smoothly.

He’s use to my stress over these things after all these years and takes it quite well 😀

The best part was when it was all over Alexa came out to me and gave me a huge hug and kiss and said “Thank you mommy for my party. It was so fun. It was the best ever.” Then another squeeze and kiss!

That melted my heart!

All I wanted was for her dream party to go well, and it went better than I could have hoped for!

Thanks for following our journey 😀 I cannot believe my baby is EIGHT!

Circus Fun

Oct 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

circus fun Its a Circus in here! (Ok so the set is called Its a Jungle Out There) but I loved using this elephant as a cutesy birthday invite. I love taking images and using them is a not so common way-not that this is revolutionary-but it can be difficult to view a JUNGLE set for other uses. Hope you get inspired by it.

The top flap holds the invite closed. Inside reveals the info. I love the buttons on the top too.

I also used So Inviting. Its for the inside-the you’re invited and party sentiment.

I made my own stand for the elephant, and the head is 3D. Pretty cute huh?

I cant remember which paper that is, and am still ill so dont feel much like tracking it down!

Thanks for looking!

Id love to hear what YOUR favorite part of going to the circus was.

Amber has a field trip to go to the Circus on the 18th! I cant wait!!

Brick Cafe-I need a drink after my dentist appointment!

Oct 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

brick cafe Brick Cafe

I wasn’t going to post this one today-sorry its late but I had a super busy day! Alexa had a physical today in the morning, and I had yet another dentist appointment for a part 2 cleaning and a filling! So having the 2 girls drinking wine on this card really suits my mood right now!

If you are petrified of the dentist-like myself then dont read this cause I am NOT going to be so upbeat and encouraging, Im actually FREAKIN out!

If you want all the details on the card I will post those below the dotted line so you can skip my blah blah blah if you choose!


OK First off to refresh the memory I finally went to the dentist after a whole decade of neglect-the news wasn’t purty-11 cavities and about $2,500 worth of work out of pocket over time/after insurance! RIP OFF!!!!

So I had part 1 cleaning a few weeks ago-not too bad!

Well today I thought I would climb through the roof!

I went to have my part 2 cleaning, and my worst most expensive cavity filled. Upon exam they decided to work on the one NEXT to that area for some reason I dont remember anymore! Upon drilling I began to feel shooting pain in my jaw and neck. Procedure stopped and more Novocaine given. This happened 5 times!!!!!

So to add to my fabulous day after drilling she stops and says “You need a route canal” “I am going to have to put in a temp. one, and you will have to come back”

I was like what?! I thought that one wasnt bad blah blah blah.

Then my cleaning-OMG! She was scrapping like a fiend! I asked for the water gun thingy and she used that instead. It was so painful! My gums were so sensitive my mouth is so violated! LOL! I was clenching onto the chair so tight I began to shake! A true nightmare. THAT is exactly what I remember the dentist being like.

So I get to the desk to schedule my route canal. I guess you then need a crown and some other fancy thing I dont remember due to the sticker shock of all 3 procedures- over $800 out of my pocket, then MAXING my dental insurance for the year!

I almost cried. I cannot afford that much money-especially before Christmas and with Alexa having alarge possibility of future hospitalizations this winter!

I was like “Why do I need the crown?”-thats the most expensive part. She said after a route canal the tooth is fragile. You dont want to lose your tooth or have it crack.

I said “Its WAY in the back I could care less if it falls out! How much is it to get it pulled?” Get this-$24!~

I said well there ya go! Pull that sucker! Why didnt they tell me that option when I was in the chair I would have saved myself the additional time of an appointment!

So Im getting it pulled.

Wanna know whats even worse! Now the the Novocaine is wearing off Im having shooting pain in my gums and jaw, where before I had NO PROBLEM!

They want to dope me up on meds-but tomorrow Alexa has Chemo! Thanks ALOT!



Now onto my beautiful card! As I said before-this set ROCKS! Its called Meet me at the Cafe.

Dont you LOVE the Brick front cafe? I do! I used my Fiskars texture plates to create the brick bkgd, and swiped my white craft pad gently across it. The layer is a frame and is on dimensionals, so the girls are layered behind it.

To use the Fiskars plates in the Cuttlebug I use the A plate, fiskars plate, cardstock. the Wizard mat, and the B plate.

I colored the girls-with my Copic markers, and use a gelly glaze pen on the wine glasses, and boots.

Cut my Awning, and added the tag. The wide polka dot ribbon is attached with diamond brads!

Thanks for reading, and let me know if you plan on getting this set, cause id LOVE to see your samples with it 😀

Beautiful Butterflies of versatility

Oct 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

dreams Whimscial Style Dream

I LOVE butterflies!!

Here are 2 cards I made a little while ago using Green Grass stamps. Both cards use the same butterfly flourish from Femme Royale. Both also use Dream Today Always. Both also use the Martha Stewart butterfly punches.

How cool is it to get 2 totally different looks from the 2 sets! You got whimsical and elegant! LOVE versatility.

wedding wishes Elegant Style Wedding

So what do you think? Cool huh?

Whimsical-Sofy sky cardstock/ink. Paper is by Autumn leaves, and inspired my design. Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes, K & co bling, Stampin Up silver cord.

Elegant-CM decoritive corner punch, horizontal slit punch. Brilliance ink in Beige. Prima flower, K & co bling. Butterfly embossed shimmery vellum. May Arts ribbon.

Meet me at the cafe

Oct 1, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Check in everyday this week for a sample with the NEW! MFT Stamps Release.

cafe window box Meet me at the Cafe

Oh I LOVE Cafe themed stuff and this set ROCKS!! Loving it to pieces. I especially love the items you can put on the table, and the AWNING! HOW COOL! Its about time someone did that. So easy to cut out too.

I had to share this card with you, as I have been dying to post it for a few weeks now! Its hard when you create stuff and have to wait to share it, when you just want to post it on a billboard! LOL! This is my favorite set from the new release I think!

It was a color scheme inspired by my Strano Ribbon ribbon in Hazel. Love that stuff.

I made my “window box” to complete the look. Used my flower punch, and liquid pearls. The “grass” is the paper frills by Doodlebug. I just snipped it in funky ways to make look more realistic as a cartoony card can 😀

Of course it is colored using my Copic Markers!

The bottom panel is done using the Behind the Scenes set also by MFT.

I hope you like it!

Now I MUST run and get some stuff done for my husbands birthday.

Thanks again for checkin in  and reading 😀 Enjoy the cool fall day.

Im Back! Lots to share.

Oct 1, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

WOW! Do I feel overwhelmed and very behind on everything!

There is just so much going on, and so much to share I dont know where to start!

Id like to wish my husband a Happy 30th Birthday today!!!

I hope I get all the things done for him I WANT to get to! I hope my mojo is in full force 😀 so I can amke/post a card I make for this special day!

Alexa’s party went FABULOUS! Couldnt have gone better in fact! I do have a Smilebox for that but an having technical difficulties getting the video protion to load-so you have to wait! Sorry! Ill share more about that and post all my thanks yous and blah blah blah in ONE post OK! I am keeping her home the rest of the week to ensure a full recovery when she restarts. Plus she has a bunch of appointments and chemo this week anyhow.

I now have quite the nasty cold-courtesy of all the germs in the hospital, lack of sleep, and dehydration-gotta love motherhood! We just go and go till we CRASH-literally! I cant CRASH YET! I have a crazy week still. And I MISS MY STAMPS!!!


OK did you all see that MFT released FIVE sets today! If you buy all 5 you can get the bundle for only $65!!

Think Pink

Boho Blossoms

Its a Jungle out there

How Sweet it is

Meet me at the cafe (my personal favorite)

One of the sets is Think Pink-in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. MFT will donate 50% of the retail value to Breast Cancer Research. What a great cause.


Lizzie Anne Designs sent out a newsletter with lots of cool info!

In honor a WCMD on October 6th- an exclusive stamp set (that co-ordinates with 3 others) and all 4 will be on sale that day only!! ONLY $12.99!!

A CONTEST!!!! Win a $50 GC for LA, the new exclusive set for WCMD, and the winning card featured in the next monthly newsletter. Use Lizzie Annes sets, and enter to win-All cards made for the contest will be donated to Cards For Cancer! See their site for details or check in here! Cards must be mailed/recieved by Oct 28th. Lots of details.

All That Scraps– Copic Markers are on SALE!!! 10% off! Use coupon code Ink10!!

Plus check out the New Items section. OMW!! Lots of cool must haves-including the new MFT and LA stuff ! I LOVE one stop shopping!! She also has a super cute set out called Reindeer Games. I hope to have some eye candy wih that soon, but check out the gallery there for more info.

OK Im off to get some stuff done to post some real things for you to view!!!

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