Archive for November, 2007

How do I do it?

Nov 12, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Well arent you all so sweet!

Its so funny cause EVERYONE always ask’s me HOW I do it-all of it.

I think its funny. Don’t we all just do what we have to do? I don’t feel like what I do is abnormal.

 Balance life, kids, house, hubby and hobby. I thrive on continuity-as do my children. We have a schedule. No, not a time schedule, but a way things work here, that doesn’t really vary much. 

 I’m just a born multi-tasker. I’m use to doing a million things at once. I seriously cannot do “nothing”! If I’m not busy, I get anxious. It’s seriously from my mother’s side of the family.

Its the HOBBY that keeps me sane. I love the madness of assignments and being allowed to just do what I love. It holds me together and helps me de-stress. Stamping has saved me many days. Its my time away where I don’t “THINK” about anything.

New stamps and Happy Mail are especially de-stressing for me 😀 I think its going to be a good week.

Did you know that All That Scraps has Nestabilities now? Yes! You read it correctly! As well as a bunch more COOL stuff-you MUST check out.

That being said I have 3 Elzybells  samples to share with you.

I did not get one done with the Elzy in bed, but I will this week OK!

I’m not in a chatty mood-maybe thats good? So you don’t have to deal with the blah blah blah to get to the eye candy! LOL! I’m just exhausted.

So ,the MOST requested image as a card-was the girl on the swing! But I made 3 samples just for you!

elzy swinging Hi There

Is she not adorable? Did I ever have FUN coloring her! This card is 5 1/2 squared.

It really was a quick color.

The “Hi There” is Essential Sentiments. Paper by American Crafts (local store), and the dotted embossed vellum was done with my Fiskars texture plates. Ribbon is from Target ($2.99 15 yds), tag I made using Making Memories tag rims.

elzypup Paws Down

This one is my most favorite!!! I so love that poochie!

I got that, and the paw prints!

 Not my usual colors, but I liked how by doing black/gray for the base, I could make the rest ANY colors I want, and they would just POP off the card! I had to make the bkgd “dirty”, like it was tracked upon.

The bone/sentiment are a CTMH set (unsure too tired to go look-if you MUST know, email me).

a phone call away A phone call away

I had to use googlie eyes on Elzy! This is a great card for a long distance friend who you want to keep in touch with! Or hey, even a secretary!!

I loved this ribbon.

The flower was stamped in co-ordinating versamagic ink.

Not too much to report. I do have ALOT to share this week, and plan on posting again today. We will see how my time works out.

Also, in honor of Veteran’s Day, let me extend my condolences for those families of those who have fought for our country, and lost their battle. I cannot imagine dealing with such a loss. Also, if you are a military family-thank you for going through all you do, so we may maintain our freedom.

I know I never say much about that stuff on here, but I do think about it, support the troops, and feel for the families.

OK I’m off.

So till later. I have been tagged days ago, have thank you’s to post, and a ton more 😀

Happy Stamping 😀

Then and now

Nov 11, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Smilebox Creations, Uncategorized

I haven’t done a Smilebox in FOREVER it seems.

This one is a reflection of time.

I wanted to do something, to show each childs growth over the years. What better way to do that than with Christmas photos!

So, I did a quick Smilebox, only 5 pages. I was excited to find I had simalr first Christmas photos of Alexa and Amber!

It shows each child from their very first Christmas to present. It was a fast way to show how much they each have changed, and grown in this short time.

Makes me all sad and sappy, thinking someday, they will be grown, and I will be looking at their children.

Time has flown past. I cannot believe that I have 3 children who just yesterday seemed to be babies, but are these little “people”. Each one very different from the other, yet amazing.

Tomorrow comes so fast, and we never know what will be year to year.

Hope you enjoy watching.

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Target finds!! UNDER a $1

Nov 11, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

Well I want to thank all of you for sharing my excitement over my latest finds, and uploads. I really hope that my insanity has helped you with your Christmas ideas 😀 I know I am enjoying the feeling of accomplishment!

I hope that I can continue to share some more cool stuff as the season approaches.

I have gotten some great mail from some friends and reader’s. So thank you so much! I will be emailing you to say thank you 😀

I had a awful week here. All 3 kids-sick! Dealing with my aftermath of tooth discomfort. Not that that’s a big deal. You wonder HOW I have posted here? Well sometimes I can do a few days at a time-just go in and add as needed.

Noah had the 2 day stomach bug starting Wed. AKA constant vomiting/fever. Then his cold turned to croup Thursday night – I was up with him since 2 am on Friday- took him to the the doctors TWICE. Out all day with 2 sick kids. Walk in the door-to the phone ringing. It was the school- Alexa got sent home-white as a ghost, shaking, and a fever of 102.1 (axillary).  Looked SCARY! That;s my Alexa! Perfectly fine one second-crashing the next! She has doen this since birth. Takes a quick turn. Her teaher was so freaked she came to my house to see how she was! (Pays to ALWAYS have your house clean, let me tell you. Sorry thats my OCD kicking in)

Packed our bags.

Went to the ER with her, for the battery of tests-after 6 hours-Pneumonia AGAIN! Thank God, she had good O2 sat’s and her counts were good cause we got to come home on antibiotics, and neb treatments! Was I ever happy.

Saturday-11 am Noah’s 5th b-day party (yes Im insane!!!)! But it went well, and the kids were feeling better. Except mom-exhausted. Seriously, it was a great party.

Now I get to come here, vent and share 😀 AHHHHHHHH!

I know you are all dying to see my Target finds.

I feel they were worth the wait.

So, while browsing the clearance section, I found the BEST thing! I took ONLY 3. Thinking to myself “Lauren, you have TONS of alter-ables, and coasters. You aren’t here to shop for fun, don’t go crazy” So, I put like 6 sets back :C

WHAT! WHAT! What did I put back?

They were bags, with a set of 2 glass coasters in them. They have a silver frame-and in the back, a slot to place a photo! They were on clearance for $1.38. Well I get to the register and it was like 50% off THAT!! So it was only 0.69 CENTS for 2 glass coasters!

I paniced! Had I known how SUPER CHEAP they really were, I would have cleaned them out!  Wanting to go back, but time wa not on my side. I had to get home to get Noah off the bus. Besides I had NO IDEA what I would (if I even would) use them for!

Now I kick myself! I went back-gone. How sad I was.

So here is what I did with them. I made paper weights! Or you could hang them up with pretty ribbon-heck use them for their initial purpose-a coaster! LOL!

tiles sets

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Elenore Roosevelt

I stamped the sentiment on the glass with Pallet ink in black. I stamped the flowers on the insert, so there is a gorgeous layered/3-D appeal to them IRL. BEST part less than 2 minute’s to make each one!! That my friends ROCKS!

LOVE that sentiment by CTMH. Flowers are Stem Silhouettes by SU!

I figure they are great for the secretaries or co-workers for Jason! OR I may put them with the Teacher gifts! They can remove the insert I made, and exhange it with their own thing if they choose.

I will tie each one with ribbon and a tag. I have 6 total. Here is another view of them

tile gifts Dont they look so pretty?

OK my next BIG find-again MORON only bought ONE!

Here is a heavy duty plastic tray.

tray set

I got the tray for 0.89 CENTS! Its large and really nice to work with!

I had planned on adhering the bottom panel insert under the tray. BUT stupid Lauren, used nail polish remover to get the sticky tag off, and it made it all scratchy and foggy! GASP!!! My tray-ruined!!! Oh well.

 I decided to put in a insert, IN the tray, that can be changed depending on the event! Nice table decor too. You even thought about laminating it for those times you want to throw food items on it. Then just wipe it clean.

The cool gift idea would be figure the color’s of your recipient’s decor then go from there. I also like the idea of giving it with a couple insert’s for them to switch up.

The large candle was only 0.35 cents, and the little ones were a box of 12 for $1.

wrapped candles

Just wrapped the candles, then tied with this satin ribbon, that I also got at Target. Gift wrap/bridal invite section-15 yds $2.99! ALL sorts of colors. Yes, I am going back to collect them all.

The bottom of the small candles have scalloped adhered to then for interest. They can even catch any wax that may collect form burning the candles.

Do you LOVE my paper? I did NO stamping, cause I LOVED that paper. It’s crisp. clean, yet detailed. You know what-Its Martha Stewart wrapping paper 😀 On SALE!!!! $3 a roll.

LOVE it. This set took 15 minutes to make-MAX!

This could be the beginings of a great gift set of things. All shrink wrapped, with a bow.

 I did alot of gift basket of handmade stuff last year (made myself), cause I always love the themed one’s I find that cost like a million dollar’s for $50 worth of stuff.


Now those are some way cool finds. I hope that Target keeps them coming 😀

I also hope it was worth the wait to you. If not for the fact you can’t find the items, but look at some you may have, waiting to be made into a reasonable gift from the heart.

I really believe that people remember that stuff most.

Just don’t make anyone Fruit Cake! I don’t think anyone likes that gift-and they will definitely remember WHO gave it to them! LOL! Only so they don’t re-gift it to them.

OK I hope you can all take that as a joke. I know someone is out there who reads this, and makes fruit cake religiously every year!

Tomorrow I share my Elzybells cards-that’s right card “s”!! I made a sample with each new stamp 😀 I had too much fun-and could NOT stop.

Saturday Sketch-Boxed bag holder

Nov 10, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, Tutorials

bloomin box Click image for larger view please.

So this week I decided to MIX IT UP! I wanted you to make a 3-D item instead! This will also help you have a Boxed Bag Holder for someone special, to house their Christmas gift! OR a party favor for a kids party-whatever really.

I created this box template a few weeks ago! But since then have made 2 more!

Santa box Santa Sends Sweets!

I used the Lizzie Anne set called Holiday Cheer, and the Santa (simply singles). Is it NOT the cutest thing ever? Inside this box are 2 large-delicious- gourmet-chocolate/peanutbutter covered rice crispie treat sticks, from Archer Farms (found at Target. No that isn’t my special find)!

What a great gift for that someone who you just want to “acknowledge” this holiday, yet can’t afford to go spending a fortune! The treats were $3.99 for a package of 10!! Thats only .39 cents a piece! That gives you a thoughtful GOURMET gift for a whopping 0.80 CENTS!!!! NO COOKING REQUIRED!

HELLO mailman, and Mr. Brown, co-workers……………….you get the point!

Please don’t think I’m about being CHEAP! I’m not! I’m just saying we all have so many important people to think about during the holidays, its hard not to go into debt! AND isnt this WHY we stamp? To make gifts with thoughtfulness? That is the spirit.

 Plus its a gift that if someone didn’t acknowledge you, or couldn’t, they wouldn’t feel completely awful about it. I am keeping some of these ON HAND for just that situation! LOL!

So, I have to say I truly LOVE it!!! Fits all sorts of great goodies. AND, it only takes a couple of minutes to make! Seriously like 5 minutes! BEFORE decorating. After you do the first one-you will whip these up in no time flat.

I have to say that I use myScor-Pal, so it makes it easy since I don’t have to move my paper.

Don’t worry if you don’t have one (YET), you can still make it.

Click thumbnails for closer view

You will need-

Scor-Pal (or other scoring device) 

Heavy patterned paper, or cardstock.

Paper Snips

Heavy Adhesive

Key tag punch (or other handle punch)

Corner rounder (optional)


Cut cardstock 9 X 12.

Score along the 12 inch side at 4 – 5 1/2 – 9 1/2 – 11

Score at 9 inch side at 2 – 3 – 8

See diagram-of finished scores.


Snip/trim away excess and flaps-see diagram for example of what to snip, and what to clip!


Round top panel coners. Then punch hole’s for handle’s

round and punch

Apply adhesive to small flap on far right, and bottom panel.


Next -assemble!

side view See side view

boxed bag Bloomin Box Bag

See it doesn’t have to be ONLY Christmas-y KWIM? This would be a great Boxed Bag for a re-gift!!!

And that my friends, is all I have for you today!

Let me know what you think of my Christmas ideas, and PLEASE let me know if you make the Boxed Bag!

Include a link in the comments section, so we can all see your creation 😀

OR if you have questions-let me know.

I’m having Noah’s 5th Birthday part today! WOW! Time flies. I hope to have a super cute Smilebox for Monday!

Till tomorrow!

They don’t call it a challenge…..

Nov 8, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: blogger challenge, Cards

for nothing!

Oh my! I don’t know about the other blogger’s, but this weeks challenge was just that-A CHALLENGE!

We had to use a photo, or magazine in our design. Was I ever sweatin bullets, racking my brain, trying to come up with some “knock your socks off”, fabulous idea.

You know what I ended up with? SIMPLE!!! Shocking I know! LOL!

I browsed tons of magazine’s trying to find NUMEROUS awesome images! No such luck. I kept coming back to this ONE.

mag clip

I’m not sure why. Something about it drew me in. Maybe because of the clean look it had. While SMALL, it was a bold photo. That POP of color I love so much, and it helped it had a sunflower! She looks so peaceful.

I kept thinking about the saying , that I stamped on the card, when I saw this.

I’d pick you!

sunflower Click this for LARGE view! I was having editing issue’s!

I am in LOVE with it. I LOVE the idea of taking a piece from a magazine and placing it in your creation. I know there are “techniques” out there but I didn’t want to do that.

What was amazing to me was while the image is tiny, its the main focal point of the card.

I used my It’s Elemental, and new Build A Bloom by MFT. I just layered the flowers, and got a stunning look. The satin ribbon just adds richness to it. I stamped with versamagic inks in various colors.

I used a glitter pen to “dot” the inside of the of the sunflower, for subtle texture, and some pop.

The sentiment is one I always loved- by A Muse.

Needed “something” to break it up a bit, so I used my color spritzer for the subtle touch.

I hope you check my blog roll for the other player’s creations.

Tomorrow I will share my Saturday Sketch! Be prepared-its a tutorial for a 3D item I promised. Dont miss it 😀 It is also Noah’s 5th Birthday party!!

Sunday I will share my Target finds!! Oh yeah! They are fabulous!

AND……………………….I will share my Elzybells (the LARGE ones) samples for you!! Oh you better hide your wallets people!

I’m thinking I should get some commission. Maybe she should put me on her DT! LOL! I’ll even take a guest spot 😀

Ok till tomorrow!!


Nov 8, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards


Now, I could measure these all and tell you the difference between theElzybells from A Muse (seen LEFT), and the Elzybells  from the UK (see right), but I am a visual person. To explain i,t when you can see it is POINTLESS.

Let me say BIG or small-I LOVE them all!

This is my entire collection of the Elzybells. Once I got the one’s from A Muse, I knew I HAD to order from the UK. She has a JAW DROPPING collection of stamps.

Shipping wasn’t bad-for all the stamps to the right, it was only $10 US. Plus it arrived in 5 buisness days! AWESOME customer service there. I was happy with the size of the images. Considering they (4 large stamps) averaged a good $12.50 each BEFORE shipping.

I was at fault for calculating my money conversion wrong, with my inital order-OOPS!

Now the question is, do I have a preference? UM no! I like both. I *may* order from the UK again despite the price, cause shipping was fast and reasonable, and I felt I got what I paid for. Not to mention the selection. Whereas with the A Muse, I was a little shocked at how small they were. I am prepared for what to expect now though.

So now lets get a close up of my card.

I will be making one with my new images BTW, I just had to share this asap!!!

elzy’s window Elzy’s Winter Window

I love this image. I stamped her on vanilla cardstock. Then colored with my Copic markers.

Added some white stickles to the ground, and under the bird for “snow”. I then stamped my  acetate, with my snow flurry image, using white stazon. Used my Making Memories tag maker, to create the window overlay. Almost like a snowglobe look.

Is she not adorable? I was surprised at how cheery this turned out, considering it was made while reaming out Aspen Dental! LOL!

Its clean, simple yet detailed. I really loved it 😀

So I am DYING to hear you feedback on the difference in the images-so leave me a comment letting me know!

I’d also love to know what image, out of the large ones, you’d like to see my first card with!

OK , so tomorrow is our Blogger’s Challenge! It was a difficult one for me-but I was thrilled I actually did it!

Till tomorrow!

Wreath of Wishes

Nov 7, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Well, I am recovering a little bit. I so appreciate all of you.

I feel so “behind” on life. I’ve been out of the loop for a fews days. Feel BLAH-yet good. The worst of the mouth pain is over.

So I haven’t been online (feel lost!) and haven’t had much time to email and whatnot, since I hit a creative streak today 😀 I must catch up on my to do’s list. When the stamping is HOT, there is no stopping! Let the ideas FLOW!

Noah’s birthday party is Saturday. He cannot wait. I am in disbelief that he is going to be 5!

noah blog Here he is in the hospital.

He was so alert. I though he was the most beautiful baby. Now, looking back, he looks a little like a alien 😀

OK sorry-

Got to post a cool find at Target!!!! WAY COOL! FIRST I’m going back to see if there is any more, before you all run to mine and clean it out! I know if I post it, they are gone.

Hurts to talk, can’t raise my voice. made me realize how much I yell at the kids in the course of a day :C YIKES! Boy are they happy, cause they act like they can’t hear me and just run away LOL! Sort of amusing.

I wish they listened to me-period.

Anyway-I did this the other day. I have to say I LOVED it!

wreath of wishes Wreathful Wishes

This set is the Holiday Cheer by Lizzie Anne. I love the retro feel it has.

Notice the large round sentiment? Does it not look just like a wreath? I just stamped, punched out the center, then punched out with my scallop circle by Marvy. The hat is stamped on a separate layer, and placed under the main image.

I was really happy with it.

Notice my rockin Martha Stewart punch? Can you say LOVE IT!!!! I must go back to M’s tomorrow, when I’m kid free. Oh how I love shopping by MYSELF. No extra candy to buy, tugging at my side, begging for one thing or another!

OK Thats it for today-I have the photo of all myElzybells to show you tomorrow! The comparison from A Muse, to the one’s from the UK.

That’s all I’m saying for now! So till tomorrow!

Lucky and LuLu are here!! and Dentist update

Nov 6, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

Hello my wonderful readers, and friends. I feel like I know most of you who post here, and I know you feel the same.

I am sharing some fun things FIRST-so if you aren’t interested in reading my dental story you don’t have to! BUT I hope you do! Since most have shared my PAIN!

IF you are, scroll down to the bottom-after the * row!

doggy bag Lucky’s Doggy Bag

So tonight at 12am you can FINALLY get the NEW! Lucky and Lulu Little Bits Kits! More info —–>HERE With photos of how the sets are packaged!

They will be available in UM-rubber with EZ mount $11, or wood mount $18! HELLO- AFFORDABLE! PLUS the shipping over $10 USA is FREE! WOW!!

Let me say, that I think these are SO adorable!!! I was really excited for this release, and what Christine has in store in the future with these Little Bits Kits. Also don’t forget about her SALE!

I REALLY love Lucky 😀 LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! He is my favorite-hands down 😀

So I made this ADORABLE little treat bag holder-or AKA Doggy Bag 😀

Not that I should even be thinking about sweets after this whole dental nightmare!


This will fit a flat cello bags (large?) from SU! Cut down to 5 1/4.

All I did was cut my cardstock to 6 X12

Using my Scor-Pal, scored at 5 1/2 , then 6.

Made 3 slots in the top, to hold my front panel closed! Added buttons for a cute touch. The sides are open so you can see the treat inside.

I thought it was a cute package to put all sorts of goodies in for someone special. Heck-even for someone’s dog! DONT LAUGH!!! People LOVE their dogs-better yet people who give gifts to their much loved dogs. So when in doubt-give it to the dog.

 There are recipe’s for homemade dog treats online, and I think that would be adorable! I can think of an Aunt of Jason’s who would FAINT if I made her doggy cookies for her #1 family member-so I think I might just do that. She is hard to buy for.

What an epiphany! LOL! I seriously Just thought about this as I typed. I will have to post my cookies if I do make them.

Here is a close view-


I used my Copic markers (of course! Do I ever use anything else? Um, NO!), to color the “gumdrops”. When I saw the open line art that was my first thought for these. I used Crystal Effects, then sprinkled on microbeads. VIOLA!

I used the stripped patterned paper byJunkitz-Salsa Collection to inspire my gumdrop colors. The ribbon is from the $1 section at Target! LOVE IT!

That’s about it!

So what do you think? Cute set huh.


If interested here is my dentist story read below here


Well you all know I switched Dentist’s. THANK GOD. I left Aspen dental and went to a private practice called Parsi-Osorio Dental. I tell you the difference is huge! I go from the “chain” of Dentistry to this place. I feel when the Dentist NAME and reputation can’t hide behind the CHAIN name it makes a difference in the care-everything. I really felt like I went from Walmart of Dentistry to Macy’s or something. So read on.

I want to thank you all for the emails, comments and support! Also sharing your stories with me. It really helped. Sounds weird In know-but I swear it meant so much.

Today I was getting my back tooth pulled. I could cut this story quick, but you all “know” me, I HAVE to share the whole story. I promise if you ever talked to me on the phone you will see I dont shut up! ON AND ON I go!

So, I started the antibiotics, and I swear my pain got better after 3 doses. YEAH!

Today we began the drive to the oral surgeon-1 hour away. Made sure I took 2 Motrin before going.

I began to feel SICK thinking about it on the ride. I get to the office-Jason and the kids stayed in the car, cause 2 of the 3 fell asleep. No big deal. I’m a big girl.

I go up to the 3rd floor, and register. ALL I HEAR IS DRILLING! OMG! I wanted to pass out.

As I sat and read a magazine I just wanted to RUN. Cancel the whole thing. My heart was pumping out of my chest, as I felt the blood draining from my head. The last time I felt this panic was when I was on the phone with Alex’as pediatrician and he told me she had CANCER!

I know, its all dramatic and NOT comparable-but I think I was going to pass out, cause that is what almost happened to me when I got that news-I collapsed on the floor then. Definitely didn’t want to cause a ‘scene’.

So the girl calls me in, and I meet the oral surgeon. I am by this time having an anxiety attack! I feel like I cant breathe, and I start rambling. When I’m nervous I talk ALOT, and fast!

He made me stop, take some deep breath’s. He was soft spoken, calm, and REALLY nice. The other dentist stopped in when he heard I arrived, and he came in to say “Lauren I promise if you feel a single thing, you can come across the hall to my office, and punch me in the face” “You are in the best hands. He is the best of the best and can do this with his eyes closed”

I laughed, and said “I swear, if I do feel anything, I will take you up on that offer!”, and I meant it.

So I told the doctor of my low tolerance for Novocaine, and that I needed 9 shots just to get the tooth drilled. FREAK OUT ATTACK starting again. He told me they didn’t give it to me correctly, and not in the appropriate places! I should only need 2 shots! He swore that would do it! He went on but I wont bore you.

He also informed me of the fact that this tooth was close to my sinuses, and they may get exposed, and need stitches! OK Now I’m ready to get up! No one said anything about that!

But, he was so calm, I just took a deep breath.

He told me not to use the headphones. When your ears are covered you hear MORE in the mouth. Block your ears with your fingers, then talk-

So I agreed, saying he was the boss!

He made me sit back, and began deep breaths of O2. I started to calm down a bit. I closed my eyes and refused to open them again  till it was over. I didn’t want to see a thing going on. As I had my head back-deep breathing, he put in some numbing gelly-ICK! I kept saying in my head “Lauren, its only a tooth! You are a strong person. Alexa goes through worse. You can do this” over and over.

After a minute he asked me to open my mouth a little bit. I then felt the numbing Novocaine being put in. I didn’t even feel the NEEDLE! Just the medicine! WOW! Was I impressed. Only 2 shots.

More deep breathing. He then said he was starting the Nitrous. Didnt seem like a thing changed. I did NOT feel any different! I wonder if he even used it? WEIRD!

Anyway-he did some “testing” to see if I could feel anything. A few minutes later, he asked me to open my mouth again. I tooka  deep breath, and clenched the hand rests for my dear life. Sorta like you would if you were on a plane and it were crashing-which I told myself was definitely worse!

I then felt a pressure pushing up. I began to think- OH NO! Its gonna hurt! Then I felt a little tug-almost like he was testing to see if whatever was on my tooth was “ON”. He then said “Wait a second, keep your mouth open” So I did. In my head saying Oh no, this is it this time, he’s gonna yank it out. I felt more pressure UP. He then said done!

I was like “Are you kidding? What did you do the second time you went in my mouth?” He replied-I put in the gauze!

I was like ” I love you, you are the best! I didn’t hear anything, or feel anything but alot of pressure, but nothing crazy! I love love love love love you. You rock! In case I didn’t tell you I love you! “LOL! That was worth every penny!

Then I was done!

I hurt a bit. Can’t eat well. Feels strange not having my tooth there. My bottom tooth is lonely! I’m on Vicodin till tomorrow.

BUT, I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders! I have been SO stressed about this for almost 2 months! Now its over!

I am so happy they gave ME the oral surgeon to do the job!

AND you know what? I don’t think I need to freak out about going again. These people were so fabulous! I’m getting my x-rays and making my next appointment this week for my next bit or “work”. I need to get the most from my insurance before the year ends!

I would not stress about getting another tooth pulled again. Along as I had the oral surgeon! LOL!

So, the moral of the story is, I’m happy I changed dentis’st!

To one, that while yes, is 1 hour away-is so worth it, because they listen and care, and were honest. I got such a better vibe! I am so happy, and to think I’ve lived in FEAR for 10 years-the worst of it these past 2 months.

I will take the advice and write to a higher person at Aspen Dental. I can only imagine what torture people go through and have nothing to compare it to.

Now I just need to rest, and let my mouth heal. Oh yeah, and keep up on my oral health.

So, thanks for reading, and everything you all have given me here in my little place in cyberspace!!!

Many hugs to you!

I have alot more to share this week. I got my Elzybells from the UK!!! I will show you the size difference!

Oh I got lots of good stuff-so just come back-

I may not post tomorrow. I want to rest up, and let the ideas FLOW!

Hugs my friends-till next time 😀

The unknown

Nov 5, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Uncategorized

blushing blooms Blushing Blossom-using Floral Frenzy

OK I know you will all bear with me since you know Im dying in pain! I have some cool stuff to share, but really don’t have the ability to post all the proper stuff-to make you NEED it! LOL! I felt bad about my past few posts, sorry.

I am so not into stamping-who can think all medicated, and with throbbing pain in your mouth!

I had a great visit with my new dentist, after I informed the Manager at Aspen Dental of WHY I was leaving. THAT was an interesting conversation, let me tell you! I felt really good though. The manager was clueless, and while she listened, I doubt there will be any action.

Anyway-I have an infection starting in my tooth on the root-which is exposed, and dying! OUCH!

They are pulling it at 1pm eastern time! So if you hear a ringing in your ears-its me freaking out! LOL!

They rea having their best oral surgeon do it. So it won’t be as bad, as far as YANKING, and crackling noises! OH! Im freaking typing this! I will get alot of Novocaine, and Nitrious oxide! GOD HELP ME!

They wanted me on the antibiotics for 24 hours before pulling it.

So I figured, in the meantime, I would post some samples that I didn’t think I would ever share. You know, one’s you aren’t sure you like. I figured hey-why not? No one is perfect. Not all ideas are fabulous 😀 Or you like them at first, then aren’t so sure. Don’t say this doesn’t happen to you! I hate when it happens too, cause I LOVE all these sets!!

So here are some of my uncertains

poochie inspiration Poochie Inspired Underwear

Set by Lizzie Anne-Ooh La La

Obviously Amber has some cute undies. I think its the jewels that throw this off??

kind stemsOne of a  Kind Stems by Lizzie Anne

OK! I thought the dotted paper looked like stems to flowers. I don’t know-a quickie card that I liked but my husband was like WHAT????

Now Im NOT looking for corrective criticism here! LOL! I’m just sharing a few of my duds. I think it helps everyone see how not every design is perfect.  We all have off days.

OK! I have to go. Wish me luck! OH my-am I ever freakin! I know I said it before.

Thanks for reading, and sharing your pain with me 😀

I’ll let you know what happens-EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

Did you see my report —–>HERE? Its my review on Cuttle Kids.

Let me know what you think!

COPY And Pasted for the C.C. Designs newsletter! A SALE!


This month it is a Cuttlebug and Cuttlekids sale. Use coupon code CB10 to receive 10% off Cuttlebug and Cuttlekids items. I am also going to include the Big Shot Beginners Kit. The sale start immedietly and ends 11:59pm Tuesday night. Which will be just in time for the first release of C.C. Designs Little Bit Kits.


Now that is fabulous news for a Monday!

Thanks for the well wishes on my dental WOES! Glad Im not alone.

I am going to another dentist at 12:30, for an emergency appointment. They are WAY nicer than that Dental “Chain” I was going to! Its an hour away but it may be worth it at this point!

I feel like maybe this office cares MORE about their patients since its THEIR name on the sign not a dental chain.

Im really upset beacuse of this pain-I called their (dental chain) emergency line over the weekend. I was having sharp, throbing pain up and down my jaw and across the front of my face. UNBEARABLE pain, I was almost crying. I was “informed” that if I hadn’t seen the dentist in the past 48 hours that my problem was NOT considered an emergency, and if I felt it was go to the ER!

 To see a DOCTOR?? Um, hello a doctor can’t help me, I need a dentist!

The guy wouldn’t even hear me out. Between that and their lack of being helpful concerning my tooth pulling, and low tolerance to novicaine (not returning my calls for 3 weeks, after I called once a week for follow up info) and just everything, Im done!

My primarty care doctor told me to get DentTemp to help fill the filling-so it could help block the exposed nerve (which is what she thinks it is). It helps a tiny bit.

Anyway-Im just a big ball of stress! I can’t drive cause I took the pain meds this morning- I HAD to. I’m functioing, but I will not drive in this state.

OK vent over. And a huge thank you to Kate for being so willing to help me 😀 And you for listening to my WHINING! I feel like a baby, but hey we all have our weakness right?

My Etsy

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