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Dental WOE”S and Pretty Pastel Presents

Nov 4, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

OK This is going to be a mighty fast post.

I have an exposed nerve in my mouth, and am DYING with pain!

I know, I sound dramatic but seriously-I realize my dental office is a NIGHTMARE! I cannot, and will not go back there after the way I was treated this weekend. I have no idea what I am going to do to get this taken care of, but wish me well. Im hardly functioning. I cant NOT hold my mouth, barely able to eat, and I can’t be taking pain meds, driving, and caring for my kids-not gonna happen! I’m not big into pain meds to begin with. This is unbearable. Wish me luck on my dentist HUNT. I hate dental insurance plans :C

 One of my regular sweet reader’s emailed me a little while ago with some offer to help me figure out my insurance plan-I can’t find her email! So if its YOU, PLEASE email me again. I’m on the ball! I so appreciated you offer earlier. I just didnt have all the info. Now I THINK I do.

OK on a cheery note:

Think happy thoughts, non-traditional happy Christmas colors!

gifts of wishes

This card makes me happy.

I really love this tree image from C.C. Designs.  It is a new Little Bits Kit being released on Nov. 7th!!!

I paper pieced the tree with SU! DS paper.

The gifts are super cute too. Perfect size. I love them for the fact they can be used ALL year round. On this card they are cut and on dimensionals.

My color’s were inspired by my ribbon.

A quick and simple card.

If you haven’t go check out All That Scraps. She has a TON of new stuff in!!

She carries the NEW Copic glitter pens, Memory box note cards, Fluffles, Lizzie Anne, MFT, Cats Pajama’s, Gel-a-tins, Stampendous, ALL sorts of patterned paper, as well as Bazzill, and Prism!

Be sure to look at all the new embellishments too!

There is also a gallery, with a “theme of the month”contest!! Don’t miss out on that.

Free shipping on orders over $10 USA. Now that is a super deal.

PLUS her shipping is FAST!!!

I have the CUTEST gift bag cover to share with you-but am waiting till the 7th, when the sets become available!!!

Thanks for looking.

Only a $1! Think boutique style

Nov 4, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Well, yesterday I promised to show you what I have been up to!

I am working SMART, not hard, to give as many handmade gifts as possible, before the holiday stress sets in. I want to enjoy the season. I also want the shopping to be done. Most of that I do on BLACK Friday-cause I seriously end up saving hundreds of dollars when I’m done! Can you say Toys R Us-at 4 am? If it wasn’t worth it, I wouldn’t do it every year. I go in the mind set that people will be in awful moods-the lines will be LONG, and to concentrate on the holiday music, and smile 😀 Dont be in a RUSH. Its not the day to be all tense.

I told you I am on a MISSION to finish ALL my Christmas gifts, cards, and shopping BEFORE December.

Normally I say I’ll do it-but this year I AM going to do it! I’m well on my way. So proud too 😀 Finally some follow through. Not to mention I have some LONG over due thank you’s and hello’s to get out. If you are one of those people I am SO SORRY!!!!! I swear it will come-better late than never right? Also my PSF’s who send me nice cards for NO reason-thank you to you too!

I’m also on a crazy to finish streak because I get nervous,  if Alexa went back into the hospital, I would stress about the kids getting done and crazy stuff like that. I also want to enjoy our traditions. The thing I HATE most about the holidays is WRAPPING!!!!!!!!!!!! I make Jason do it all! LOL!

I’d love to hear YOUR least favorite thing about the holidays-so don’t forget to tell me!


I STRESS about gifts for teachers, and doctors every year. I don’t know why, I just do. Not this year!

Think Boutique. High quality stationary-

 close up notes A little note…………note card gift set.

Note cards by Martha Stewart

Stamps- Deco Designs by TAC (The Angel Company), Sentiment-a little note by Elzybells.

Ink- Groovy Guava ink, Brilliance graphite black

Other- Martha Stewart Ribbon, Prima flowers (fabric ones) and Bazzil Flowers (both found here)

I need to say that this particular set by TAC, I bought a year or two ago, and I LOVE it! Since I bought it, it is one of my most favorite. The sentiment cost me $6, is tiny, and it hurt to buy! LOL! BUT I got my use out of it, so thats what matters!!!  It was perfect for this set. I had to do a bird with the sentiment like that.

I was at Michaels, and my friend Anne showed me these notecards, on clearance for $1 each! They are notecards, with matching envelopes from Martha Stewart-normally $7.99 a set! WHAT?!!!! INSANE! So 16 pieces for that price ($1)-without any cutting! Count me in!

They only had the color I chose-which ends up being the PERFECT match to Groovy Guava!

I bought all 16 they had! So I stamped 128 notecards, PLUS their envelope’s, to get my gifts for 16 people DONE in less than 2 hours (after the ribbon/flower was attached)! Now that is awesome!

note sets All the note cards/envelope’s done.

 They are also the PERFECT re-gift! LOL!

I thought about making the sets monogramed note cards. That idea quickly left, when I didn’t have a stamp set that would make the process easy, and figured I wanted to get done quicker, and that may delay the process. PLUS I don’t know everyone’s FIRST initial!

So here is a list of who is getting “covered” by spending $16, plus 2.99 ribbon, and about say $2 worth of flowers (I had a bunch $10 retail for a mix) so $21 total.

I will add a tiny something extra (like chocolate) to a couple of people-but its still cheap. Figure, even if I bought a big bag of Lindt Chocolate Truffles ($10), and gave them to each some -that is still a great gift for a grand total of only $1.94 each!!!

These are people who are important to us, and impact my children’s lives daily! So a small, affordable price to pay.

Alexa- Her Teacher Aid ,  Class Teacher, Bus Driver (for her and Noah), PT, OT,Speech, 2 Oncologist’s, 3 nurses in the Oncology dept.  who care for Alexa regularly.

Noah-His teacher, and 2 teacher’s aides that help in the class.

Amber-her teacher, and the teacher in the next room.

Not bad!!!

Thanks for looking 😀 I hope you enjoyed my breakdown of holiday gifts, and banter!

Till Tomorrow!

My Etsy

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