OK Sorry, I’m SO late getting this Saturday Sketch post done!

I have been busy PLAYING, with my daughter’s new TOY. I also bought one to send out to my PSF Staci-for her “daughter’s”  Becca and Rachel 😀 She may not give it to them either! LOL!


This is a toy that is STAMPER APPROVED! A toy that I never should have given them, and saved for ME!

I did confiscate some of it though 😀 Does that make me a bad and selfish mommy? Maybe. Will I get more use from it then they will-Um YEAH!!! LOL!

Do you to try this-YES! YES! You do.

Trust me-you will be thanking me, when you see what WICKED AWESOME thing I have to share with all of you today!

I am using my own wording and experience to type up this post! No professional Spotz person here, so keep that in mind as I use my own ” valley girl, stamper mom, with a New England accent to review this product”

It is a product I found at Target called SPOTZ (be sure you click the link OK!). Now you Canadians, don’t fret. I did a search and theyare sold at Toys R Us, and Walmart! Although after this post, they may sell out.

This Spotz maker is so beyond COOL, for the paper crafter. Its a machine (you don’t need the actual machine though), that comes with printed vellum sheets (that gets cut into 1 inch circles), and get’s put into funky cool plastic rims (some have BLING!!!), where you can have them viewed through the clear plastic side, or just the pretty rim side.

Here is the photo of the machine/supplies. You can buy the Spotz accessories separately.


Now you don’t need the machine (as stated above)-unless your kids are using it for play. I did buy the machine, and found the purpose of it is so the girls canSAFELY cut a 1 inch circle-then seal the clear plastic case on their Spotz tags.

YOU will just want the accessories pack.

 Click photo to enlarge

spotz-supplies.jpg 1 inch circle punch-then the Spotz super cool rims, with clear window insert.

You can use/keep the printed vellum cardstock sheets or toss them. Some are pretty cool.

So upon viewing these and playing-as I said I found no machine necessary, I found you just put in your image, them pop in the clear layer. Pops in pretty easy. I will say you can’t really pop the clear lid off once it’s popped in. At least not without possibly injuring yourself! LOL!

I also wanted to find what ELSE these cool rims can do!

So here I will share my results.

NOTE: the MACHINE says to only use the Spotz images that come with it. I believe it says that because their Spotz MAKER, is only strong enough to cut through the vellum, not card-stock, patterned paper, or photos and whatnot.

The first card-uses my own vellum cardstock, and is this weekend’s Saturday Sketch! I hope you get to try it out.

Here is the Sketch sketch-30.JPG  Click to enlarge. You know I LOVE circles!

 close-up-butterfly-spotz.jpg click photo to enlarge. Close-up view of Spotz

I stamped, then colored this butterfly (by Autumn Leaves from my Elf). Popped it into the rim, so that it would show through the plastic side. You can view it on both sides, since it is vellum card-stock. Adhered with a glue dot.

I had to combine these sets after seeing Lynda’s card, made with one of my sketches. I also had to get the paper, as you will see below!

butterfly-spotz-choice-mytime.jpg You made my day

This card is for my Elf, who sent me this butterfly image, used in the Spotz. Colored with my Glitter pens from Sam’s Club.

The Snag’Em flowers are by Imaginisce, and were purchased—HERE. They are colored with my Copic markers, and die cut with my rectangle nestabilities. My Atyou glitter pens add more sparkle 😀

Sentiment is Stem Sayings, by Stampin Up! Ribbon is from Michaels. I stitched the pink layer with my $4 Rite Aid sewing machine (loving that).

So that card showed you can make your won VELLUM images, like what comes with it-not it was time to try something else out!

mytime-acwp-sundae-sprinkles.jpg Sundae Sprinkles

Is this not the YUMMIEST of YUM? What a “sweet” card 😀

I decided I would try stamped CARDSTOCK-Papertrey Ink white (which is thick), and microbeads. Think SHAKER card. I also put in some glitter.

I will say the cardstock was an easy fit. So patterned paper would be a breeze. The beads won’t shake, but maybe if we used paper, or just glitter it would be perfect.

sundae-sprinkles-close-up-spotz.jpg Click for closer view

Now for the card-I used a favorite set of mine from ACWP-called Ice Cream Party! I stamped the “glass” sundae cup twice-once on my cardstock, then again on a window sheet (cut out, and layered over image) to look like glass.

 Liquid applique for the -whipped topping, and liquid pearls for the cherry.

Ribbon is from Michaels, and the dotted embossed vellum bkgd was done using my Fiskars texture plate assortment #1.

I also loved this layout too. The side panel is the bkgd block from that stamp set.

Now, I wanted to try something else. Putting items in there.

Prima’s in the tags! They are enclosed, with the clear cover. A wicked cute look in person!

mytime-choice-bird-spotz-flowers.jpg A little note

Now how super cute is that? Told you I LOVE little birds too.

The Spotz, are fit into circles, which are popped out with my 1 1/4 circle punch.

This bird is from—HERE, as is the For Peep’s Sake paper. Just scored the edges of the bird layer with my Scor-Pal! Who says you NEED every size nestabilities?

The grass is by Doodlebug- paper Frills. Ribbon is American Crafts.

WHEW! Was that ever the post that NEVER ends. I hope you enjoyed it though, and it wasn’t all blah, blah, blah.

I am so hapy when I can share cool things with the world.

I hope you get yourself some Spotz!

I hope you have time to tell me what you think.

If you get to try the sketch, send us all a link so we can see what your take is OK!

I’m off to stamp the day away! (After Jason get’s back from food shopping)

So I hope YOU find some “mytime” today 😀

Till tomorrow.

PS I do have my blogger’s challenge to share, but an too tired now-so maybe tomorrow!