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A card, a bag and a tag………….

Feb 10, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

This is a quickie post today. Lots to do, as I have so much going on this week. The Papertrey Ink reveal is just DAYS away! EEEEEEEKKKKKKKK! I bet you are as excited as I am!

What do you all think so far? Let me know.

OK so I am sorry I couldn’t think of some fancy title for my post-but rather a rhyme to describe the “goods”. I love stuff that is all matchy, matchy! I am drawn to the simplest matchy items when I shop for things, so shy not just make my own!

It doesn’t have to be complex to be a hit or attractive.

So this post will show how you can take ONE item and make a plethora of stuff, based from that ONE design.

This set started with my tag.

The items showcased all use Fun to be Floral by Lizzie Anne Designs, as well as Say it in Script.

I made them to be all occasion. My favorite combo-Pink & Brown! Actually positively Pink and Chocolate Chip.

First up will be the bag!


I whipped this up in UNDER 5 minutes! The butterfly is a sticker, and the sewn vellum piece was sewn alone, then attached with vellum adhesive dots.

The flower center’s are a flower punched from vellum cardstock that I got at the Target $1 spot! LOVE Target!

Next is a tag that can be attached to the bag


You can’t read it but it says Happy Day 3x’s

Continued the same sewn vellum piece on that tag, as the bag. The pink rectangle is embossed with my rectangle nestabilities.

Now for the card.

mytime-la-fushia-funky-flowers.jpg I HEART this card.

Its SIMPLE yet so appealing to me.

I stamped the flowers with aperfect plumeria ink, then stamped over it with the Java ink.

Rhinestone stickers adorn my centers.

The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. I first stamped a small flower from the set, onto cardstock, then punched my butterfly, from how I wanted  the pattern to look.

The sheer ribbon was a Michael’s find.

And that is it!

Quick and easy peasy.

OK Ill be back soon. I’m on the run-

NEW STAMPS! Valentine’s for my children-with a little story

Feb 10, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Talk about feeling cut off from the world!

Sorry for the delay in my posting. I had NO Internet last night till just a few moments ago! Talk about PANIC!!! I don’t know if it was due to the snow we got or not, but having no contact with the cyber world is awful! LOL!

I woke up to several wonderful emails about my Carrot Box over at Papertrey Ink!

Thank you for being so sweet. I am happy you all like it. I received A TON of questions about it, and unfortunately I can’t really say much more than you will see more about it at the time of reveal, and I will also post it here, after that, on my blog. I will then answer any and ALL questions, about my projects,  if you have any.

The MAIN question was WHERE I bought polka dot frosting bags.

I can tell you they were plain when I bought them 😀 They now magically match my project (wink).

I have to say I was in AWE over all the wonderful projects each and every DT member came up with. Each box different from the last. It has FINALLY sunk in that “I” am part of it. WOW!

Now onto those ADORABLE C.C. Designs samples!

I was happy to see SO many people LOVE her image’s. They are just adorable, and not like anything else I see on the market. Each new set gets better and better.

Christine has come out with the cutest monkey stamp set-WOW!

It is called Monkey Love, and retails for ONLY $11 un-mounted. She also has the cutest new packaging.

Let’s not forget- NEW! Big Ol’ Backgrounds-3 styles. Those also retail for only $9 un-mounted. Let’s hope these are the first of MANY.

Now for the SAMPLES!! I loved creating with these images, and wish I got to do more, but the week was INSANE here. Lot’s going on.

I did however utilize EVERY new stamp in just 3 samples.

These cards are going to be for my 3 little monkey’s! They will go with their Valentine’s gifts.

I also didn’t make all my monkey’s your “standard” and expected color. So that was fun to “monkey” around with too.

First up! Alexa’s Card- I love you THIS much


I LOVE this image because I always say to my kids “Guess how much I love you?”

Then they stretch out their arms and say “This much”.

Then I say “No bigger. Then I stretch out my arms, ands say “This much”. Then they so “No way, I think its bigger than that” and I give them a big hug.

That is a little go round I started with them as babies-Alexa being first. They always giggle when we do that. It’s always my nighttime routine before their kiss goodnight. I hope that is something they always remember.

So for the card- I colored it with myCopic Markers. I basically ONLY use those for coloring now. Unless I say otherwise (which I doubt I will-LOL!).

The hands are PERFECT for holding things 😀 I used my Martha Stewart heart punch in these samples. I took my glue pen and drew a heart in the negative space, then added red glitter.

Now for Amber’s-

hanging-around-mytime.jpg Just hanging around

For this I used the hanging monkey, and the hearts bkgd! They are such a NICE size!

THIS is SOOOOO Amber. She loves pink, and anything real GIRLY! I had to color the monkey pink, just for her! She is also very touchy/feely so I flocked the monkey on her card!

All I did was color as desired, took my glue pen to the monkey, and added white flock!

YES!! You read it right WHITE flock! When its lightly applied, it is like having CLEAR flock 😀 Pretty cool huh?

She is always hanging around, and like a monkey, she picks things up with her toes! LOL!

One time she had those Snack Pack bread sticks, with the side of peanut butter-and she picked up the sticks with her TOES, and dipped it in the peanut butter, then by bringing her feet to her mouth ate her package of sticks like that!

Its gross yet cool all at the same time!

Now onto my boy monkey-Noah

I call this-When you are feeling blue-Here is a hug


This uses the hug monkey-like in Alexa’s card. It also uses the 2 other bkgd’s-dots and plaid.

OK So a blue monkey isn’t as cute as a pink one! LOL! Maybe its the green?

Anyway Noah will LOVE it. He loves when I make him cards, and truly knows and value’s the time I take doing it.

Remember he asked if I’d make him special invites for his friends to come over?

 You can see them —>HERE

Blue is also his favorite color.

Noah is the most sensitive of the 3 children I believe. If he see’s you are sad, he is the first to give you a HUGE hug and kiss, and he will just stay there and keep hugging you, till you tell him you are OK.

Really makes you melt to see it.

He gets this super soft side from Jason.

He is very warm and caring. Noah is like a big brother to both sister’s, even though Alexa is 3 years older. You would NEVER know, he was not first. He watches out for them and is very protective.

He is also so sweet and caring towards his classmates.

Some girl will be very lucky to have him  some day.

Not only is he sweet and sensitive, but he LOVES to keep things clean and in order (that is from me). He also loves cooking, and watches Rachel Ray anytime she is on! LOL!

What more can a girl want. She may however have to put up with the endless need for video games though. Oh well!

Well I hope you enjoyed the versatile look this set can have. Perfect for you little monkey’s.

I also love these can be for ALL occasions. Its definitely not a HOLIDAY based set.

I hope to get a lot done today-as the past few days have been VERY non-productive for me.

My mo-jo was saying NO! NO!

I needed to listen, and let the idea’s flow when they are ready.

So here to hoping they are back from Vacation! LOL!

I will say I was SHOCKED my kids did NOT want ot make their own Valentines this year! Oh well.

I’d love to hear what fun traditions you have for Valentine’s day! Be it everyday sweet stories, traditions with your kids, or husband/boyfriend. Maybe even a best memory.

Till tomorrow.

My Etsy

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