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A mouse click away…………love my PSF’s.

Nov 26, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

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That’s me! I am just a mouse-click away. Be it chatting with my PSF’s or doing other stamping related computer stuff.

Add longer hair and Um lets say 10 or “so” pounds! There I am.

Which BTW I am going to start working out , AGAIN , to shed them, this week! No excuses. I SWEAR! I started today, and HURT.

I got rid of all the TEMPTATION. Now down to buisness.

So I posted this today in honor of all my PSF’s. They are an amazing and supportive group of women. Be it stamping related or just life in general! I just got the cutest card, with a note they pitched in to get me one of my most favorite magazine’s CARDS!!!! Is that not amazing? Its the ONE thing I love but just CANT splurge on.

I’m so not worthy. Thank you girls. You know each of you holds a special place in my heart and in our lives.

You all have helped me get through some of the toughest times these past 2 years. So thank you! And remember I am just a mouse-click away.

You want to know what is funny? I thought about them the other day, and made this on Tuesday Nov 20th-the day we got snow. I made it right after I made this card—> HERE . Yet they look very different.  

I just changed the tilt, and where the round element was. In this case a flower at the bottom, in the other one, a round sentiment at the top!

So make sure you really look at your own layouts, and find many ways to MIX IT UP!!! You can be surprised at what you come up with.

What is even funnier is I unintentionally CASED myself! 😀 It wasn’t till I was photographing that I realized it.

Would you ever think this was the same “idea”???

Also, slanting your images can really add alot of interest. Afterall there are only so many ways you can position a larger image on a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of cardstock.

I have LOVED this Bella-Clickabella (and sentiment) forever! I have wanted her since she was cast into rubbah. I got her at my LSS www.nhstampingmemories.com. I put in my list of must have’s and they order what I NEED!! I love that! I also love not waiting to get what I really want. They are great to deal with. What’s even funnier is that they meet you ONCE and remember you!!!

I still wish online US stores could carry them too. Then I wouldn’t have to leave my house, pack up my 3 kids, or wait till a weekend to take a trip-ALONE. I could sit here and order, then chat online, while I await Mr. Brown :D, in a timely manner.

That is just my wish.

What a happy mail day.

 I got my Papertrey Ink order!!! AND I did get some LUCIOUS Satin and other May Arts ribbon from Jody’s Ribbon share 😀 Thanks Jodi.

Here’s to wishes! And the best friends a girl could ever ask for.

Thanks for reading 😀 And friendships.

Dress it up! SIMPLE Box Holder

Nov 26, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

our-tree-2007.jpg We put up our Christmas tree!

I love watching the kids get so excited over it. The BEST part about our tree-MOST of the ornaments are ones made BY my kids! I love it!! Its like the TREE OF ART! I think they feel special seeing all their little creation’s hanging from the branches.

Popsicle stick reindeer, felt mouse candycane holder, plaster of paris BLOB with glitter, felt trees with sparkles and jewels, decoupage ornaments a plenty-Now those are real ornaments to me.

I also love that each child gets ONE special ornament each year. Some are nicely engraved, and others serve as reminders of their favorite interest-like Bob the Builder-Barney LOL! Stuff like that. Alexa got one last year that was a gorgoeus butterfly for support of Cancer Research. Noah got Sponge Bob, and Amber a cool Cat one.

You will not find glorious glass ornaments or victorian style fancy baubles. Just cardstock my kids decorated with glitter-or that have their handprints.

To think someday it iwll just be Jay and I at home. I am so trying to enjoy this time while they are little. I am really happy that I can stop and soak it all up!

OK I’m getting all mushy thinking about it, so anyway………

Now speaking of tree’s…………………………

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Is this not YUMMY?

These are chocolate peppermint candy canes by Hershy. YUM! LOVE the colors, and they taste awesome too.

But, I wasn’t talking about the candy canes, I was talking about the holder! 😀 Another SUPER SIMPLE idea to package those holiday goodies. Think homemade cookies, or other baked good. Maybe some stationary, or cards. Hey- add a top (or not), and you have a card holder!  Made in just minutes.

I used Holiday Cheer, for my tree’s and tag. It was seriously perfect. All sides of this holder are decorated. That is important too. Complete the job. A container has more than ONE side!

The rectangle layer of tree’s is embossed with my rectangle nestabilities die, so it adds more interest (not seen in photo). It really makes it possible to not need the addition of a mat of color when you do this. Its elegant and cleanly detailed all on its own.

I think its ALL about PRESENTATION-and just a box of the simplest candy canes can look amazing in the right container. This will go to work with Jason to liven up the office 😀

To make this I used my Scor-Pal

8 1/2 X 11 Olive Cardstock

score along the 11 inch side at 5 and 16

score along the 8 1/2 inch side at 1, and 7 1/2.

Snip the edges of the 1 inch panel- to make your sides

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I got this AMAZING patterned paper at my LSS www.nhstampingmemories.com. Its by American Crafts. It not only matched my Candy Canes, but helped the flow of the color scheme I was after. It also continue’s the RETRO feel.

I also used Old Olive cardstock, SU! Wide grosgrain ribbon in red, and Choc. chip cardstock. I used co-ordinating SU! markers for this as well.

The shimmery shredded paper was a $1 Target find!

How cool is that?

Hope they enjoy it! If anything its at least FESTIVE! Nothing say’s Christmas like candy canes.

Till tomorrow 😀

My Etsy

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