Ah! Monday is here.

I normally dispise Monday’s, but today is different.

My kids return to school today after a week vacation. I think by “vacation” they mean a vacation for the teacher’s from our children! LOL! Definitely NOT the parents-:D

We did do some fun stuff this week-like went bowling, a Crafts Day at our Community center, Space Center, McDonald’s play area and a few other misc. places.

I honestly cannot complain, it was a decent week. But to get back to 6 hours, of uninterrupted “my time” a week, is PRICELESS to a mom of three.

I did get some 5 minute cards in! I know alot of us say “Oh I didn’t have time to MAKE a card” I know I have said that myself. And NO I have NEVER given a store bought card since I began stamping. I think with all I have invested in the obession, I better either make it-or not bother. Jason would have a STROKE if I went and bought a card. Also to then pick one out and drive-I may as well have made it by then.

Now REALLY! Do we not have 5 minutes? My problem is- I have cards on HAND but HAVE to make a new one, if Im giving it to someone. Next time I WILL give away my 5 minute wonder.

I also feel pressure to make sure everything I give away, is a MASTERPIECE-not something that may be just as pretty, but taken under 5 minute’s-KWIM? But I also think it is the THOUGHT that counts. Just knowing someone gave you a hand amde card is a gift in itself-even if it wasn’t tailored FOR YOU!

OK back to the post.

I will say, when patterned paper is your focus, its all a breeze. No brainer.

I decided for these 2 samples to use the PTI Everyday Blessing, and PTI Aqua Mist/White cardstock for my main focus on these. The colors are just plain’ole YUMMY!!!

To keep it quick, I used a sketch of mine from a few weeks ago, that I LOVED!!! You can see it —>HERE

If you already have a pre-done idea for a sketch-thats even faster.

pattern-papertrey-posie.jpg Pretty Paper Posie

I have to say that I LOVE Shapes by Design. Its one of those that you may look at, and wonder WHAT youy will do with it, but once you get going- its great. I do love shapes and retro stuff so that could be why I enjoyed it so much. Once I got going there was NO stopping! LOL!

For some reason with this circle image-I can’t NOT put it in the SU! Scallop punch! LOL! I think it makes the BEST flower center. Sorry, I just see it that way.

I also used Border’s and Corners Circle for the dotted circle-LOVE that set too! I dont have the hearts or the ovals, but think it may be time to add them to the collection. Especially since I just bought the nestablilites to match 😀 I easily earned that Anniversary set, let me tell you! LOL! Im sure we all did.

I can’t stop using the Twill ribbon either. I really LOVE it. In case you ahven’t noticed its on like everything it will match.

Anyway-this is a quick &  cute card, for any occassion card. SUPAH FAST.

Next up-

pretty-pattern-circles.jpg Pattern of Circles

It doesn’t get ANY quicker! Just use random various circle punches, adhere with dimensionals and DONE!

This can be kid, baby, masculine-you name it. Just change the paper and sentiment-then DONE!

Speaking of done-thats it for today! I want to take advantage of “my time” today, so Im off and running.

Hope you have a great week, and will pop by when you can. I have some cool stuff to share this week. The MFT release is coming, more Princess stuff and………. well, lets not give too much away. Just check back in.

Till tomorrow! Or later, you never really know with me. In the meantime, I hope you try an under 5 minute wonder!