Archive for April 15th, 2008

Some enabling-um I mean announcements!

Apr 15, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi everyone!

Quick updates for ya!

First I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the SUPER sweet comments you made on my PTI release stuff. It means so much knowing you all enjoyed it. It did take a LONG time to post-LOL! Now you know why I said I was so “busy”, and thats not even all of it!

Now for the Winner of the Bella cards -Thanks for the suggestion! I will post the card made with the Bella’s tomorrow!!!

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Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-04-15 22:20:48 UTC

26. Terri E. |

I think sweetybellas or gardenbella. I like the idea of the sweetybelllas since it seems like you Mom does a lot and I am sure you have some favorite memories of the two of you sitting and chatting. Any flowers or light spring colors would be great. I am sure that anything you make will ROCK!

It’s a good life!
Terri E.

Thanks Terri Ill send you an email.

Well its time for some enabling (cough cough) I mean announcements!

1) Lizzie Anne released 4 new sets today-LOOKIE HERE!!! I wont have mine for about another week or tow :C so that is why you haven’t seen any samples. I know many of you emailed asking WHEN I will post with certain sets! I promise as soon as I have them-you will know!

2) Don’t miss the Stamp Safari at Lizzie Anne Designs tonight 6pm-9pm PST-look here for that! You have a chance to win a FREE NEW! set!!

3) Special sale at MFT PLEASE READ HERE for the details. Sale benefits a family after the loss of their wiife/mother to Ovarian Cancer :C My prayers are with them.

Then lastly

4) Regan featured some of today’s projects HERE! Thanks girl! Check out her blog as she highlights some great projects you may miss by your fellow crafter’s!!

Well that is it. Im back to the stamp room!! Gotta get that Bella card made! Check in tomorrow for it.


Till then.

My Papertrey Ink Projects-April

Apr 15, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

Well I hope you are all in LOVE with the new releases from PTI! In fact, I think I went a little overboard with samples. Once I got going I could NOT stop! LOL!

I know I had way too much fun to call it “work”! LOL! Well, I guess the work part is the uploading/supply lists. That part isn’t ever fun. I thought you may like to be able to view all my creations here.

I am going to share my projects with you by SET. Here I will include more of a commentary sort of thing, as to my thought’s behind each project. I think this month I had a descent variety of technique’s and styles. I went for clean and simple single layers, to multi layered cards. As always, I had some idea’s for altered items that I so enjoy creating!

I would love to hear your thoughts too 😀 Let me know what set has you in a tailspin, or what samples you like the most.

I have to say the new colors are just scrumptious!!! The photo’s do no justice! I swear.

Pond Life

This set is perfect for a variety of people-boy, dad, and even baby or toddler! I think you will agree when you see the wide variety of samples. I know I always look for more boy/masculine themed sets. This one is quite a bit of BOTH!

Little One

Little One

Stamps- Pond Life, Borders & Corners Circle set, Mixed Messages
Cardstock-PTI select white, aqua mist, spring moss, lemon tart
Ink-aqua mist, spring moss, versamagic thatched straw
Ribbon-twill in aqua mist, spring moss, and lemon tart
buttons by foofala, Marvy giga scallop circle punch


I think this is the cutest card either to welcome a new baby, or for a 1st birthday! Look how sweet the new color looks with the previous release colors! His shell is popped up on dimensonals. I love the little googly eye!! So cute on him. This card was really simple! Hope you like it. I think its in my top 3 fave’s of my own projects for this release. Love the colors.

Hippity Hopping Frog

Hippity Hopping Frog

Stamps-Pond Life
cardstock-PTI select white, aqua mist
ink-palette black, various versamagic inks
other-wire, circle punch, paper piercer, rectangle nestability, bridal confetti


I had so much fun creating this card. The frog appears to leap in air to catch that bug! I just wound some wire around a pencil, and there you have it! I created a lily pad flower using some bridal confetti flower’s colored with my Copic markers. The water was done using 1/2 a circle punch to create “waves”.
I also love the pierced bottom.

Here is a side view


Gold Fishes Favor

Gold Fish Favor

Stamps-Pond Life, Pond Life sentiments
Cardstock-PTI select white, lemon tart
Paper-Father Knows Best Retro stripes/Lemon Tart retro circles, aqua mist
Ink-white stazon, palette black
Summer sunrise polka dot ribbon
Frosted tin tie bags (small), acetate, pearlescent pastels, circle punches


I made this look just like a little fish bowl! I punched my acetate with a large circle punch. Stamped my fish image in white stazon, then brushed on pearlescent pastels to color! Under the acetate, I used a smaller circle punch to create the look of “water in the bowl”.
Filled the bag with gold fish crackers, and tied closed with my sunrise polka dot ribbon

Fin tastic Fishy

Fin-tastic Fishy

Stamps-Pond Life
cardstock-white, aqua mist
ink-aqua mist, spring moss
ribbon-aqua mist polka dot
page pebbles by making memories


I loved how quick, clean and simple this was. The little fish are trapped in “bubbles”. Makes a great thank you, to mass produce 😀

For Dad

For Dad

Stamps-Pond of Life, Father Knows Best, borders & corners circle set
Ink-Palette black, SU! banana, apricot, summer sun, pumpkin pie, ruby red
cardstock-glossy white, Lemon tart, black, Summer sunset, ruby red
Other-color spritzer, rubber brayer, circle punches, copper cord, cuttlebug embossing folder


I  wanted to create a sunset look, with two ducks, on a pond, side by side. You can see a “shadow” of the second duck swimming next to the front duck. I used glossy paper & a rubber brayer to create my sunset. I love the masculine feel this has. The sentiment from Father Knows Best was perfect.

Dreams Take Flight Set

Dreams Take Flight Bug Catcher Gift Set

Stamps-Pond Life, Pond Life sentiment, simple alphabet
Cardstock-PTI select white, vellum cardstock
ink-palette black, assorted versamagic inks
Other-coluzzel, plastic bugs, bug catcher from Target $1 spot, stitched ribbon, Baby cuttlebug die cut C


Another one of my favorites!

I found this cool bug catcher at the Target $1 spot. I knew it was begging to be altered! They even had some plastic bugs, that I packaged up, to match! There is a dragonfly attached to the top of the catcher. The wings on the dragonfly are 3D. I felt the sentiment was just perfect for this type of gift.

I packaged the plastic bugs in a PTI clearly creative card boxes! It was the perfect holder. I stamped an insert to place inside.
I then personalized the box of bugs by die cutting the letter “C”, then using my Simple Alphabet to spell the child’s name!

 Father Knows Best-

This set is really awesome! Not only does it have amazing images, but some fabulous sentiment’s as well. I was surprised at how much versatility this set really offer’s from fun and whimsical, to elegant. Pretty little girly stuff, to masculine. Hope you like my take on this set’s many options for style’s.

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Stamps-Father Knows Best, Garden of Life, borders & corners square
Cardstock-Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Choc. Chip
Ink-White StazOn, Brown StazOn, Copic markers
Paper Salon DP, 1/2 inch circle punch
acetate tag, cuttlebug folder, choc ribbon


I wanted to use the circles from the set to create lollipops, for a “sweet” birthday wish. I went with more circles and sweet colors to keep with that theme.

Looking Up

Looking Up-Retro Tree

Stamps-Father Knows Best
Cardstock-PTI select white, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet
other-Old olive, choc. chip
Ink-Palette black, Copic marker’s
Other accessories-white singlo gel pen, Spotz Maker, Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart various circle punches & buttons


I wanted to continue the retro feel the circle’s in the tree offered. Using various circles allowed me to not only pull out the colors I used to color my tree, but continue the theme through the card.
The butterfly wings were stamped with the circle, and colored to match! I punched it out, and placed it in the Spotz circle.

Twinkling Tree Shaker

Twinkling Tree Shaker Close up

Twinkling Tree Shaker

Stamps-Father Knows Best
card-stock-PTI Select white
other-black, ruby red, copper card-stock
Ink-versamark, black palette
Other-copper embossing powder, heat tool, pearl ex, future floor wax, bridal confetti, copper brads, copper cord, plastic cover


This is an unusual 3D shaker card. Like falling twinkling leaves. The sentiment is stamped directly on the shaker window. Very striking in person. See the side view.


This card came to be from a plastic cover that was on a ceramic coffee mug I purchased. The disposable plastic lid fit right over the top, where a bag of candy was placed. I knew it would make an awesome shaker window! The window pop’s through a piece of black card-stock.

I was first embossed with Copper embossing powder.
I then used my Pearl ex/future floor wax to paint the leaves various colors.
I had some bridal confetti flowers that I colored with my Copic markers, then snipped the petals apart, to make like fallen leaves-they match the tree leaves perfectly!

Now last but not least

Garden of Life

I have a personal belief that there is no such thing as too many flower sets! When I saw this set I went NUTS!!! Nothing is better than MORE flowers! I love how with this set you can use 2-step images or just the bottom or top flower layers on their own. It really maximizes the number of images and uses to me.

Fluttering Garden

Fluttering Garden

Stamps-Garden of Live, Borders & Corner’s square
Ink-PTI Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Aqua mist
cardstock-PTI white, spring moss, sweet blush, aqua mist, palette black
3M sticky notes, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, pearls by K & co.


Another top three for ME. Knowing how much I LOVE butterflies

 What is prettier than butterflies, flying off the card?
These were made with the same flower image! I used a simple masking technique to stamp the flowers in the boxes. I used the same flower image, stamped with matching inks, on cardstock, and punched out butterflies! Such a beautiful look in just a few minutes!

garden grown

Garden Grown

Stamps-Garden of Life
Cardstock-black, lemon tart, berry sorbet
Ink-black & copic markers
berry sorbet twill
corner rounder, brads, butterfly punch, circle punches


This is just a cheery card, where the flower blossom is made to stand out.
I just loved the funky feel this had to it. I made the butterfly the exact same way as the sample above

Spiraling Bouquet

Spiraling Bouquet

Stamps-Garden of Life
Cardstock-PTI select white, lemon tart, Kraft, choc. chip
Ink-versamagic thatched straw, chocolate chip
Other-circle punches, cocoa stickles, paper piercer


This was just a fun twist on the spot light technique. I thought it was fun to have the spiral floral images, dancing off the mat. Then highlighting parts of the flower’s in color.

Friendship grows

Friendship grows

Stamps-Garden of Life, Women of life (friend sentiment)
Cardstock-Summer sunrise, PTI select white, choc. chip
Ink-Choc. Chip, Copic Markers
Patterned paper-Father Knows Best retro leaves


This is such a fun & cheery card for a friend. The patterned paper really pop’s on this one!

I just loved this combo of stamps/paper. I colored in the white space of the flower. It is just SO pretty!!! It makes cardmaking a breeze!

grows with love

Grow with love

Stamp-Garden of Life
Ink-Choc. chip, Copic markers
Cardstock-PTI select white, choc. chip
Lemon tart twill ribbon
other-paper piercer, Fiskars scallop border punch


Everything grows with love! I adore coloring the centers of this flower. I made pierced stems for this one. The possibilities with this set are endless. These flowers are growing right off the card 😀

Last but not least-

Bloom Where Planted Gift set

Bloom where planted-side/top view

Bloom where planted gift set- wrapped lotions

Stamps-Garden of Life, Simple Alphabet, Border’s & Corner’s Circle
Cardstock-PTI select white, Summer Sunset
Ink-black palette, spring moss, versamagic thatched straw, and mango
Ribbon-Lemon tart (twill), Summer Sunrise (polka dot/ Satin)
Other-clear plastic gift box, adhesive rhinestones, mailing label, circle punch
Items inside- Herbal diffuser oil with sticks, herbal body wash/lotion

I created this gift container of some relaxing herbal scented wash/lotion which are wrapped together with a stamped band, then tied nicely.
I used my simple alphabet to stamp the label for my diffuser oil, and I also tied together the diffuser sticks.

I love how you can peek through the circle cut out in the front. The other 3 sides are left open. A cute and easy way to package a special hand stamped gift!
Tied the box closed with my polka dot ribbon and done.


Well that is “IT” for my PTI projects today! Where else can you see a post with like 16 project’s in one day? Crazy! This post took forever too. I hope you take away some sort of inspiration.

Thanks for looking/reading.

Alexa has Chemo tomorrow so I may not get something posted. Not sure yet. I am in the process of re-organizing my stuff-YES! AGAIN!!!

What can I say, it increases the MOJO, and curbs spending (I think LOL!).

So till then.

My Etsy

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