Archive for February 18th, 2008

Thanks a bunch-Set for a cause

Feb 18, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards


Jason and the kids are playing Wii. I am all gamed out. So here I am, back to chat it up 😀


OK I LOVE this card 😀 I love the colors, and the layout. I love the use of the felt flowers. All of it.

Banana, Chocolate, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, and Olive.

I also love Gina’s set-How Sweet it is! (the sentiment is a rub-on by Making Memories) .The best part of this set is that it benefits The American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. $7.00 of every set sold is divided evenly between these two organizations. This set is available with wood blocks or on cling cushion. Click on the options button to make your choice.

That is cool. I am all about working to make a difference, and if buying something I love and will use, helps too, then that is a HUGE bonus 😀

When I saw this paper-I want to say its by American Crafts-but am unsure :C, I thought of this set immediately.  If you know which paper-line this is, drop me a line, because I cut off the strip and can’t find it-SORRY.

Not my usual color combo-and I appreciate that. I like stepping into unfamilar territory (unless it involves scrapping-EW!). Keeps us challenged and moving forward. Its important to EVOLVE.

Be a work in progress. Never complete, never perfect. Always changing.

That is my personal aspiration. Always want to reach for the sky. There is no limit, no end. If you have nothing left to accomplish, then you have nothing left to live for.

Does that sound too like- Chinese Proberb-ish? LOL! Oh well. I don’t care, its how I feel.

Either way-that is my thought for the day 😀

So what are you reaching for? Do you know what you want in life?

Its so important to have a focus. Have goals. Make a difference. In any way.

Be it saving for a vacation, improving your relationships, maybe mending a bad habit. Helping someone else. Sending cards more often (GUILTY HERE). Getting organzied, going for that promotion, whatever.

Anyway-I hope to accomplish so much over this next year, it will make my own head spin if I think about it! You have NO IDEA 😀

I have some exciting things coming with this new year, and I am pushing forward-full speed ahead.

I am going to give my 200% to accomplish what I really want. I believe I CAN do whatever I set too. I have a great support system.

I am turning 30 in May, and I want it to be the start of the best time of my life! My 20’s have been great, but I am determined my 30’s will be the BEST!!!

I am so grateful for all I have-truly!

Well thanks for reading.

What are you aiming for? Have you even thought about what YOU want? Id love to hear it.

OR if you have accomplished something you set out to do-lets hear it. Give yourself a well deserved SHOUT OUT! You should! I want to hear it 😀

Ill check in again tomorrow.

Tiles in the spotlight.

Feb 18, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

OK this is another quick post.

I am trying to keep this weekend for my family. I am sure you understand. I have just been so busy and think I need to give them all some extra attention.

Since all the stamp co. releases, I was quite busy, and then other family stuff, so we are trying to just have a KID/FAMILY focused weekend.

We had a blast at my mom’s. We always do. My mom and her Hubby cook a HUGE feast everytime we go.

 It was perfect, till we heard she is considering moving to Portugal with her husband. OMG! I can’t believe it.

I haven’t talked to her about all that just yet, but I am sure we will. Just wasn’t the right time and place. That is a HUGE deal. They said we could move there too, but um NO!

I think I need to stick put. I need MODERN medicine, and live close to one of the worlds BEST Children’s Hospital-Boston Childrens. So I am all set.

I like my modern world, and am not about roughing it. I hear all the work they have to do there and cringe.

Plus with Alexa’s need’s I need to make sure she gets the BEST education possible.

AND I think living in NH is pretty FARM GIRL-I can’t imagine literally living in a farm country! SO not me. No Target-No Thanks!

Anyway-onto the card-


This was a SIMPLE card, using the spotlight technique.

Spotlighting is when you highlight a PORTION of an image. It usually POP’s with color.

I recently bought this birdcage stamp at my LSS. I dont know WHY I had to have it, I just did. It combined SO well with my SU! Stem Shilouette’s.

On a recent trip to Michaels I found these adhesive backed glittery “tiles”. So I stamped JUST the bird from the cage onto it, and layered it on my card. PERFECT!

The main layer is also pieced onto a stamped white layer for more 3D POP!!

I just love black, white, and this pink. I added pink stickles to my flowers as well, for a touch of color.

The ribbon is a wide satin by May Arts. I love it.

All in all very SIMPLE-but so all occassion.

OK I need to run. But thanks for stopping by. I do have alot to share, but today is not the day :C

Till tomorrow.

Bottle of Hope-Some Rak’s and tags, and thanks to you

Feb 18, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Well happy Monday. I only use the word HAPPY with Monday today because its a holiday, and Jay is home 😀

Otherwise Monday is my least favorite day of the week :C

I want to say thank you to everyone who had RAK’d me lately. You have made ME very happy.

I have provided photos of some of the cards I have received lately

-I am missing the package from Bonnie. She sent some candy and Daisy some special treats! Thank you Bonnie and Ken! With all you have going on-you are just truly amazing

Click the photos for a larger view.

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Photo #1 is a VERY special gift. To the right corner is a polymer clay prayer jar for Alexa! Truly AMAZING!

Ilysa from Polymer Clay Productions has an AMAZING program where she sends these special jars to Cancer patients!! She sent this package of Polymer goodies for Alexa! Can you believe that?

The program is called Bottle of Hope, and you can watch the ceremony filmed at CHA by clicking the link, and checking out her site.(I however cannot watch it) Stuff like that puts me in an emotional FUNK!

But I really want to say THANK YOU Ilysa! What a wonderful thing you are going for so many people.

Now onto photo 2

the cards are from-in order of left to right

Lora (TheStampQueen on SCS)so sweet, Chelsey (who also sent Alexa a wonderful package for a Princess) thanks girl, Bobbie (who cracks me up endlessly).

Photo 2

Renee (scs happystamper05) my long time PSF-hugs!, Chelsey (bubblegumgirl SCS) , Crystal who also sent me the cutest stamp! Thank you!, Charmaine so talented and sweet! She is trying to make me buy that stamp set!

Photo 3

Lynda-who included Elzybells images to tie me over-thanks, Jenn who made me the sweetest bella card for V-day! Another great longtime PSF friend,and Mellie-who included the sweetest poem!

Thanks so much.

Sorry my thanks is LATE :C


I was nominated for the Excellent Blogger award by Kelly! Thanks so much! You are way sweet.

I have a few tags, that I can’t find-SORRY! If you tagged me can you re-send. I came home to 2 days worth of emails and am slowly getting back to people :C


OK Now I HOPE to post some eye candy following this-be right back

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