Archive for June 19th, 2008


Jun 19, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: About Me

You may have already seen Nichole’s post about the changes taking place at Papertrey Ink.

If you have not I suggest you read it, to be informed 😀

Changes are coming.

Many roles are changing. Lynn has been given a new duty within Papertrey, as has Jennifer. Details on Nichole’s blog.

We are welcoming 3 new, and amazing designers! Dawn McVey, Michelle Wooderson and Niki Estes. BIG WELCOME to them. They are perfect additions.

Taylor is saying goodbye. With that change I have been promoted to a Senior Designer! I am so excited about this new venture. This position offer’s possibilities that I have worked so hard for !! There is just SO MUCH talent out there, I am in awe to be where I am today. So grateful for every opportunity I have been graced with.

I cannot wait to start this new venture.

This is however bittersweet. I have to bid farewell to many of my design teams I am currently on, in order to fulfill my obligations. I guess we can’t really do it all. In the end I had to do what I needed to so I can fulfill my dreams.

I have notified those I have to say goodbye to. It was not easy, as I have had the privilege of working for the best of the best! Each and every company was full of the most wonderful and amazing people. I will miss being on their “team”, but it is not goodbye to their products!! We all know how much I love my stamps, and new goodies!!!

I want to thank each and every person I have worked for & with! I have learned and grown so much. I also want to thank Nichole, Jane, Julie & Rick- for believing in me :D, and my fellow PTI DT members who are truly so supportive.

I want to thank all of you who come and visit me here!! For the kind words and support. Now don’t worry! I am not dropping everything! LOL! You will still be able to come and see fresh new eye candy, and ideas galore 😀 All the same sort of things you have in the past-I just won’t be as crazy around release times.

I may even have more TIME! You know what that means…………….more stamping 😀

Change is so hard sometimes-but you can’t not go forward because you are afraid of what you can’t see, or don’t know. How can you grow and learn if you stay in one place? In what is familiar? What is worse than change, is regret. Regret that your didn’t do something. I know I don’t want to regret anything in life 😀 So I embrace these amazing changes and look forward to the road ahead.

Thank you again.

UNITY-a Challenge for you!!

Jun 19, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Well it is Thursday. Only one more day of sanity till summer vacation! LOL!

Don’t get me wrong-I LOVE my children. But put all three in a house, 24/7, in the heat like caged animals and there will be CRAZINESS! I also have practically adopted a neighborhood girl, who is Alexa’s friend. So I actually have 4 kids. Now those of you who have 4 kids that are yours are saying “Well welcome to my life”. Trust me I know. Or should I say I can only imagine. Three is more than enough for me. If you have 3 or more than that you are a QUEEN of mother’s in my book. This girl is the last of 8 siblings, so lets just say I dont think her mom even notices she is gone all day/weekend. She basically cares for herself. She is the sweetest little thing ever too.

I try to go out and do stuff with them as much as possible in the summer, but it takes me forever to get out the door-especially if we go to the lake.

Alexa is going to Summer School, which is great. I never get out of the house before 10am anyway (OK so I really can but not in a good mood) anyway, so I should be ready to go when she gets in the door.

Now onto the fun stuff- I SO LOVE flowers, and flower sets. Funky and fun. You most likely already know that.

bloomin-love-unity.jpg Love in Bloom

I think of this as like the couple, whose love is blooming-and growing. Im lame. I know.

This paper by Scenic Route was a PERFECT match for my flower.

Part of the Random Special 3 (<—-click there for details) is the Best Friends set by Unity. I really LOVE this set, and the larger images. I love Unity because, to me, they are very different. They are also HOT & Trendy. I love that. Unity really gets me thinking outside my comfort zone. I really love a challenge, and pushing past my “comfort” zone. It is how I can grow as a crafter.

Once of my favorite things to do-if you can’t tell my some past stuff, is only stamp a portion of an image as my main focus. I have done this numerous times. I just LOVE the look it lends. WHY do wee need to have the entire thing so perfect in the middle all the time?

We dont! There are NO RULES! Only the one’s you put on yourself!


So “I” am issuing a challenge for you today! Stamp only a PORTION of an image, and create something with it. Send us a link here so we can see what you come with.

Now also used in this card (lovey couple) is another set I really want to use more! I have a special thank you to get out to my friend (it is of course WAY late) and I NEED to use this set!! It is Fun Night Out. I just love it. I love the people images too.

Now the close up

100_7947.jpg EEK! Sorry for the BLUR!

I have been itching to use my Bella Dots EmBELLAshments! How can you not love them? I have some big plans for these yummies!! Again they were just perfect for my flower. I made a flower center, then used Mono-multi as my glue to stick them on. Clear glue dots would be perfect too.

Just so cute.

OK So get your buns out of that chair and get inking! I want to see your challenge cards!

I have some last minute stuff to finish up here and am STALKING my mailman for my new release goodies!

Tomorrow I have a peek at Storage Ink & More-and a giveaway! You will HAVE to come by for that!

If you haven’t entered their MOTHERLOAD of GIVEAWAYS! RUN!!!


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