WOW! It is so hard to believe I have been blogging a year! TIME FLEW BY!

I never thought “I” would have a blog, let alone one people would actually VISIT!!!

I have come to get to know SO MANY of you, and you have read my babble on who knows what, for however long. You share with me and make me laugh and sometimes cry. Its just an amazing craft to be a part of, and stamper’s are the most amazing and giving/friendly people. You are all also so very supportive-so I thank you!

I want to celebrate my time here with you by giving back. Why? Because of of you totally make my day by checking in and even sometimes commenting, and sharing 😀

That means MYTIME MAIL!!!!!


In this package the winner will be drawn on Monday. Its a value of  over $50!

This will make Monday a happy day for someone ( I hate Monday’s). I put together a package of some of my favorite things.

The winner will receive the following-

My Papertrey Party Pocket set  filled with 6 different Studio G stamp sets.

Current issue of Paper Crafts April/May 08. I have a project using Beautiful Blooms on page 68!!!

A acrylic set by Inkadinkadoo-has sentiments, flourishes and butterflies!!! SO ME!!!

A Stampin’Up! Accent’s and Elements kit

AND an SEI complete card kit! (I love SEI!!!)

All you have to do is leave me a comment. Tell me why you visit ME here. What you like or take away, if anything. OR what you want me to do in the future! Make it a better place to come to visit.

If you do the sketch that lets you enter AGAIN!!!!!

Remember you have till Monday!


Now it’s Saturday Sketch time-and a tutorial! WOW! A lot in ONE day huh?

What did you think of the PTI release? WOW! Huh?

Did you check out all the gallery of amazing ideas put together by the Design Team? Check in the March 08 Release!

In case you missed this one:

Here is the Sketch-Since Im doing a tutorial on the umbrella-it would be really cool if you could try it. If not just use the sketch. It still qualifies for ANOTHER entry, if done by Monday morning


If you try it please leave another link in the comments section.

I wanted to share with you how I made this card, for the Papertrey Ink release today!

NOTE: I will share a different project each day till they are done, along with whatever else I have to share.

pti-paper-patched-umbrella.jpg Shower of LOVE

I was inspired to create this by the sentiment, and the top decoration of the label! Plus I LOVED that patterned paper, and needed to showcase how nice it is!


This is a cute shower card or invitation for baby or bride, using our pretty patterned paper as your umbrella!Stamps- Boxes, Bags & Tags, Favor It Weddingscardstock- PTI select white, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush

Patterned Paper-Pink Pattern Collection

Ink-PTI Palette in Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush

Ribbon-PTI blush twill

other- wire, oval coluzzel, sm. oval punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop punch, swiss dots embossing folder by provocraft

DIRECTIONS! Click to enlarge photos

You want to choose your paper first. Then decide if you want to use a round cutting template, or an oval. Either will work. The sample card at the top uses the circle, the sample card at the bottom uses the oval. I used a Coluzzel cutting template for these.

Follow same directions for either shape.

1) Cut three 1/2 circles or ovals


2) Take the 2 paper’s which will be your sides, and place them patterns facing together. You have to trim them together so the side panels of the umbrella will be EVEN!

Trim into a crescent shape, leaving points in the middle


3) Adhere the panels to the main umbrella base. Now use your SMALL oval punch, and slide bottom middle into punch.

You will hardly see the end corner’s of the side pieces. PUNCH.


4) Now the edge pieces. Put your side in. You will put the piece in until you see the corner of the center piece. PUNCH.

Do this for both sides


This is what it will look like-after punching


Now here is the finished card!


I used the new Simple Alphabet to create my sentiment.

This used Papertrey Ink Green Thumb, Simple alphabet, Everyday Blessings Patterned paper, Polka Dot ribbon in Spring Moss, PTI Select white, Spring Moss & Aquamist ink/cardstock, Polka Dot embossing folder, wire, coluzzel.

Well that is ALL!! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and find time to give it a try.

I still have my guest designer stuff to show you-I SWEAR that will be tomorrow!!! I want to give it the proper attention!!!

It’s been a insane week here. I have so much still to do. I forgot this week is EASTER party stuff for the kids!! Now I gotta get cracking on some deadlines and get that stuff done too!

WHERE is March going? WOW! Time is whipping past me.

Once again, thank you so much for the support and checking in here.

Till tomorrow!