mytime-mft-gift-for-you.jpg A Gift for You!

Well let me start my post by saying Happy Hanukkah! I’m truly not sure I know much about it. I know (think) you get a gfit each day for 8 days.

So this card is in honor of that 😀

I was raised and am Christian, so have only known that way of belief.

I have alot of Jewish friends and readers, and you know what? I know NOTHING about their belief, religion or how they celebrate it. I don’t want to be in the dark anymore!

So please, if you are Jewish or heck any other religion, I’d love to hear what you do this time of year! Special traditions, what they mean, special foods……..whatever you would like for the world to know about your religion or you.

So much goes into Christmas around the world, and I feel most people know the in’s and outs of it, so I am curious about you 😀

I would have made a Jewish themed card, but for obvious reasons, don’t own any appropriate images. So I’m keeping today’s post holiday neutral! LOL! I hope my top card is appropriate. I feel its a good one for any occassion. Its my first criss-cross style card.

I used wrapping paper,and ribbon by Martha Stewart for the card 😀 Gotta LOVE that! Its also Martha Cardstock. The gift image is from Icing on the Cake (part of the newMFT release) was KISSED with the confetti image in the set,to create the look.

I used my  cuttlebug   Textile folder for the embossed portion. This is meant to hold a gift card, when you pull up the inner layer 😀 That sentiment is Essential Sentiments, and is a really great set. Each sentiment works out to be ONLY 0.59 CENTS!! Hello!!! That rocks!

Hope you will take time to comment, or read the comments others put for today’s post.


Now I want to share that TONIGHT is theMFT December Release Party from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time.

Head over to the MFT forum to find out all the details and join us there tonight. There will be give aways, coupon codes, a challenge and sneak peeks. Find out  how you can become a MFT Guest Designer. Hope you will join us!

Did you also know that Kim made some new Digi paper!! Way cute! I really HOPE to start feeling better so I can get my hiney in gear to make some projects with it. Its really easy (trust me I’s so computer challenged), and goes through fast, not using much ink. Think NO MORE hoarding the paper you love-just print another 😀 Hope you check it out on her site.

Now Sneak Peek time 😀

Now since this was part of the Paper Pretties Promo its not too top secret, but cute all the same!

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 You Melt my Heart!

This is Baby its Cold Outside.

 I personally LOVE to get alot of mileage out of my images, so I’m thinking Valentines with this one! Why not? It’s still WINTER right? The sentiment is WAY cute. Inside it reads “You melt my heart”

I love winter images. I try not to stock up on too many HOLIDAY specific stuff, and if I do try to stretch it. This to me is pretty ALL winter occasion 😀

The used the large rectangle nestabilities, for my scallop layer.

The patterned paper is Holiday Swatch by Paper Salon. I embossed that with the Snowflakes folder. Stickles also adorn my image 😀 If you don’t have ANY, and aren’t sure which to get first I’d go with the icicle ones. It can be applied over ANY color! Thats that way to go. Then once you are addicted you can move on 😀 I also recommend checking out liquid pearls . They are perfect for those flower centers! Again, start with a neutral color like white, then move on from there.

You don’t have to ask, my image is colored with Copic markers. People always ask me which set to start with. I got A & B first, then promptly ordered C & D! LOL! They ARE that good. The thing I have is, I do think a SET is best to start with. ATS-has many options for that. If you buy one here and there, then you really have a hard time keeping track of what you have, and you don’t want to waste you money on getting a repeat, if you do get a future SET. That could be a glitter pen or other product! LOL! Seriously, if you consider them, make sure you have enough to buy ONE set. Even if its the seasonal sets.

I use my skin tones, and blues ALOT. People always ask me what my faves are. I honestly don’t keep track-I just pick my colors and go with it. I am not as organized as the infamous Debbie Olson 😀 I have all I can do to photograph and edit let alone keep the Copic number straight !! I do use B00 ALOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My colorless blender-of course! Then alot of the pinks too. I really can’t tell you what YOU will use. Its to each her own 😀 Just know, I swear they are worth EVERY WHOPPING CENT. Its not just a FAD.

I also want to say if you are JUST starting out, don’t bother. Honestly, build up your other supplies first. Also get the Cuttlebug before you get the markers. I am shocked to know some still don’t have it!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR PEOPLE????? (slapping you with a wet noodle)


OK I did not mean to apply ANYONE is a LOSER!!! LOL! You do need one though 😀
You can use the nestabilities in the Cuttlbug-
You should get the tan mat, so you can emboss them with ease

WOW! I have no idea how and why I got on my product opinions, but I apologize, unless it helped you, then you are welcome 😀

Next up!

mytime-rain-of-shine-mft.jpg Rain or Shine

I so LOVE this set!

It’s called Rain or Shine. The sentiments in the set are so sweet too. Kim really nailed it with this one. I wanted to keep this clean and simple-so I did 😀

People do some amazing stuff with Kim’s images, but I do feel they can be for those of us who like clean, quick and simple. I felt this card definitely conveyed that these images can do just that.

The paper is K & Co-by Amy Butler, the Sola collection. I so LOVE this pack of paper!

Anyway. I hope you like! I hope you share. I hope to see you in the MFT thread tonight!

As ALWAYS, any questions, let me know!!

I think I may feel my mojo, so I may just TRY to stamp something! LOL!

Till tomorrow. Oh and yes I will work on the sledding tutorial. Maybe for this Sunday. I’ll keep you posted. I got lots to do. Tonight is Alexa’s Holiday Concert, and she is in the front. Sometimes being small is a good thing 😀

Lord knows Noah and Amber will always be in the back! I know I always was!

I am 5’11. I have been since 7th grade! FUN times!

OK off to stamp.