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Nov 13, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

OK I was tagged like FOREVER ago by 2 people Maria  and Aimee.

So I need to answer the questions below. I would LOVE for you to answer them too!

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?

  • Oh man this is HARD! I love my paper but would have to say embellishments! I love cool new thing- a -ma- bobbers.

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose?

  • Hands down obvious-STAMPS!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do?

  • Cards! I HATE scrapbooking! Thats why I do Smileboxes. Kind of the same and is interactive and EASY.

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home…(can’t have both he he he).

  • OK to ME this is a trick question. If I had a stamp store I would have tons of EVERYTHING, get income to support my “habit” from sales, and I could use it ALL, anytime! I could use the stamp space I would create in my store 😀 To amke samples………..of course.

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?

  • I NEVER know the answer to this question. I don’t know if I have a “Style”. I think I’d say crisp, clean, layered and embellished. Is that a style????

I think I can do almost any style, but like to think I have my OWN. I dont ever try to fit any particular “type” or be like anyone else. I just do what I do.

Make sense???

Birthday gift for nana-for only $2.50!

Nov 13, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

gift box side

Speaking of birthday’s………Jason’s mother’s birthday was the 10th. I haven’t seen her YET, but this is going to be her gift.

Jason’s mom is a very crafty person. You name it, she can/has done it. It was because of receiving her handmade cards that I got into stamping!

She is a very practical person, who loves making and receiving home-made things.

So, we purchased her a gift certificate to our local beading place (so she can make bracelets or other jewelry), and I figured I may as well make her a jewelry box! The gift certificate is tucked inside the box.

On one of my MANY trips to Michaels, I found this box on clearance (made by Provocraft) for only $2.50!! I bought it just because that is what I do! LOL! It has sat in my “alterable bin” for a year now!

But, when I had this idea, it was waiting for me.

So I basically just covered it with this gorgeous black velvet flocked paper, I had (scraps) in my collection, and then tied a bow around the box, for some elegance. This project took less than 25 minutes to make. No real stamping.  But still lovely.

For the front drawer’s, I just cut some cardstock-punched a circle in the center to fit over the knobs. To hide the white area left, I put some of my fabric Prima’s over the knobs-the Esprit collection in black, and the Vintage collection in red. I used the red for a POP of color, and to pick up on the red in the photo. Its important to use fabric ones, since they need to be snipped in the center for them to fit, and won’t rip.

box front

I stamped the corners with the corner image from Paper Trey Ink Border’s and Corner’s square set. I colored the center’s with my Copic Glitter pen.

The ric rac is black velvet, to keep with the velvet flocked paper.

I added the kids photos to make it that much more special.

I do fear that this design is NOT Jason’s mom’s style. She is more country. But I went from the photo as my inspiration, so this is what I had in mind. Oh well. Its the thought that counts right?

I also created a card to match! I think thats a vital accessory to any handmade gift!

charlene card

Once again its the Papertrey Ink Border’s and Coner’s set (circle). See that same flower on my drawer’s is in my design, and my Jolies Fleurs created the bkgd in white ink on black cardstock.

I used the same Prima, as on the jewelry box knobs.

Just a elegant gift idea.

Thanks for looking

I have more great gift ideas I made yesterday-so stay tuned!!!!

Happy Birthday Noah!!

Nov 13, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Smilebox Creations

I cannot believe my baby is 5 today!

Where did the time go? Anyone know? Seems like just yesterday I was in labor with him.

He has grown so much. You would never know he is only 5. He is a whole head taller than Alexa who is 3 years older than he. He is also the “caretaker” for the girls. He protects them, bosses them around, repremands them, and watches over them like a BIG brother would. He is my OCD child-which means not only is he a fabulous cleaner (*wink*) he knows where it all goes. Yes I am proud of that! Some woamn will LOVE him someday. Plus he loves ART! So should he marry a stamper-she will be in heaven.

He is also very sensitive and caring towards others. The teacher says he’s a joy to have in class and very likable amongst his peers. He is especially friendly/patient of other kids with behavior/other issue’s. THAT is what really makes me proud. Especially having a child with Special needs. As THAT parent you always hope for the kind and sweet caring child to befriend yours. I do expect that Noah should inhert that, having a sister like Alexa. When they are out of your home though, you just never know.

So I’m happy Noah is “that” person for his peers. It’s people like that, that make this world a good place.

I am including 2 Smileboxes for today. At Noah’s request. He LOVES seeing himself on the computer. He did professional modeling for a while at Model Inc in Boston Ma till he was about 18 months. He then began to NOT like it, so we stopped. He definitely “works” the camera!

The first one, is a postcard style, easily send-able, with a photo of him every year since birth.

I LOVE doing those. It shows a quick view of how much he has grown and changed. I still see my “baby” in there though.

Hope you like it.

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This next Smilebox is a re-cap of Noah’s party at the space center.

We had 11 kids, and they all seemed to have a blast.

They were able to play in a huge tunnel/slide playhouse, then got tokens to play all the games.

It was a great day for high energy kids. Noah felt so special and had so much fun with his friends. He didn’t want to leave :C

We had pizza, cake and ice cream. Best part, I only had to show up with the kids! They provided decorations, paper goods, cake and everything! Given our family issue’s that week (sick kids, ER visits and tooth pulling) it was a saviour to me.

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