Archive for July 15th, 2008


Aloha! and the Random winner

Jul 15, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

WOW! I am LATE! Sorry !! Alexa had a dentist appointment and life has been well…….life! LOL! I’m utterly exhausted.

Today is my first peek at the new Lizzie Anne Designs Release. These sets will become available on the 19th! Lots of fun to come. I have been buried in my stamp room, in pure heaven.

I decided to use Garden Isle for my very first peek.

lad-aloha.jpg Aloha Girl

I love this set. Every year I need a Hawaiian themed set, since my husband and I got married IN Hawaii!!! It was the best place in the world!!!

You can view the sneak peek sets HERE Isn’t it so cute?

I just kept it simple, and used the flower cluster as a corner accent of sorts. Looking at the card posted, I should add some “sand”. That’s do-able. This is relatively simple. I didn’t feel it need a whole lot to be cute. The colors and image speak for themselves 😀

Now for the surfer boy in your life…………..

lad-surfs-up.jpg Mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian)

A SUPER simple card, using that same flower cluster (half stamped in the surf board), and the surf board as the focus. I love simple, and that is just what this is. Its also a great way to use a smaller image as the focus.

My scor-pal added a simple, and clean accent of a trio of score lines. PERFECT-O!

Hope you likey. Before I go take a nap (GOD willing), it is time to announce the random winner of the Lizzie Anne Birthday Bash Candy! All my winners are chosen by www.random.org

Thank you to all of your for entering and sharing your favorite b-day thoughts, memories and traditions 😀 I read every single one!

And the Winner is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

307

Timestamp: 2008-07-15 20:20:31 UTC

307. Bonnie aka raduse |

Yikes! You sure are popular today. LOL Awesome card, as usual Lauren. I just love your coloring. What do I love about birthdays? Presents! Always have, always will. ) Especially when they’re stamps.

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YEAH BONNIE!! Congratulations!! Ill need to send your address to Tricia for you to get your surprise set. Happy dance.

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OK Im off and sleepin.

Enjoy the day!

Papertrey Ink July 08 Release

Jul 15, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Papertrey Newsletter

Don’t you all LOVE the 15th of every month now?!

Grab your coffee cause I am long winded today.

I cannot tell you how exciting it is for all of us up to the reveal. It is so hard to wait to share stuff. I feel like I am always WAITING! LOL! I do so much at once and no one can know or see it. Let alone my daily samples. Your feedback really keeps me going and the wheels in my head just turning 😀 So THANK YOU!! You all inspire me to do better.

Today I am sharing my samples for the PTI release here with you. Believe it or not there are MANY more! LOL! I just could not stop this month. I will spread the rest out though through the month.

As always I LOVE to hear what your favorite was. Im always amazed at what “I” like, and what “YOU” like is so different! LOL! I have a couple favorites and will share my thoughts on the projects as I go along.

NOTE: All stamps are by Papertrey Ink.

Wise Owl and Wise Owl Bellies

OK I have to say how GENIUS is the fact that this is a BUILD an OWL set?! OMG! I almost DIED from cuteness overload when I saw this set. BIG HUG to Alli for this set. I can’t even gush enough over it. I am so in love with it-LOVE! The possibilities are endless with the various eye’s and bellies. Then you can add wings, or not! Just way too adorable. I am in owl heaven let me tell you. Like finger prints…..no two owls will be the same! LOL!

My favorite from this release is this card.

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Patched Owl

OK I know this is VERY simple but I can’t help but LOVE it. I used the new patterned paper to piece the owl. Since the set is CLEAR, I could easily align it to where I wanted the pattern from the paper to be-like the flower for the belly! I also love the touch of paper at the top. CUTE!

The eyes punch perfectly from the 1/2 circle punch! YEAH!! I also LOVE Out on a Limb, so that adds to my LOVE for this card. this is another great one for mass production, if that is your thing.

Stamps: Wise Owl, Out on a Limb
Inks: Burnt Umber, CTMH craft white
Cardstock: PTI Basic Kraft, Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: PTI Chocolate Remix 12 X 12 in Green Thumb print
Accessories SU! circle punch

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Hootin Hi

How cute are the mini owls in this set? She sits perfectly in this tree from Father Knows Best!

 This card was so fun to do! I just combined images from several PTI sets to create my “scene”. I used the little owl from the set, stamped, colored and cut, then put her in the tree. She fits PERFECTLY up there. So retro and so cute. Then the flower border from mailbox greetings was the perfect ground cover!!
I love it!

I have to say I LOVE this layout! I am big on cool layouts, if you haven’t noticed. It was another sketch created from the swimming lessons. It came out better than I envisioned it to. Who wouldn’t smile if this ended up their mailbox?

Stamps: Wise Owl, Father Knows Best, Mailbox Greetings
Inks: Burnt Umber, SU! Markers Copic markers
Cardstock: Sweet blush, spring moss, chocolate, pumpkin pie

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One flower One moment

Don’t miss out on the CUTENESS of the little flower images in the set. They make their own fabulous cards! I could not help myself from using just the little flower as the main focus.

The bud to this little flower fits perfect in a punch. I love having it in 3 D. This set has great images and sentiments to go with the owls or are perfect alone! I am lovin the color combo too.

Stamps: Wise Owl
Inks: white stazon, olive, pomegranate, copic markers
Cardstock: sweet blush, spring moss, pumpkin, pomegranate, acetate
Patterned Paper: ? Scenic route
Accessories: Fabric tag, circle punch

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Thanks a bunch of blooms

Some of the images in this set create the funnest patterned paper !

The little images in this set created some of the cutest flowers. I used one of the eyes for this one. You’d never know! With the bellies to mix it up there are so many patterned paper possibilities. I was just loving the new Kraft cardstock with my projects this month.

Thanks a Bunch of Blooms

Stamps:Wise Owl, Floral Frenzy (sentiment)
Inks: CTMH craft white, olive
Cardstock: PTI select white, Kraft, olive
Patterned Paper: MADE MY OWN!

Quilter’s Sampler & Quilter’s Sampler sentiments

Don’t miss my sample & tutorial Lauren’s Lovely Lid Frame

I bet you didn’t know I use to quilt? I think I had more fun SHOPPING for the fabric, and mixing the pattern’s than the actual making of the quilt. I always wanted to hurry up and just get it DONE! I made MANY quilts in my day, but now haven’t sewn a stitch since finding my true love-STAMPING!!!! I knew that my sewing would pay off someday. I really need to get photos of some of the quilts I made.

My first one was for Noah. I cross-stitched a giraffe to put in the center, then wanted to put it in the center of a quilt. It came out really cute.  I bet you didn’t know I use to cross stitch either. My grandmother taught me one summer when I was about 9. I think I made like 4 pillow cases that summer. One I think my mom still uses! LOL!)

Anyway, this set brought me back to my quilting days……………….

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Quilters Tube Gift Set

This is a great way to present some pretty fabric’s as a gift, to the quilter in your life!

This acetate tube is a perfect presentation of your gift. It allows your receiver to see a sample of each fabric quarter in the bundle! It also protects them from getting dirty before given, and from wrinkling 😀

With a card to match you cannot go wrong.

pti-quilt-of-friendship.jpg 

Now upon my trip the the fabric store, I read through some books and magazines. I loved the way many of them featured their fabric.

If you are not familiar with fabric and they way it is sold, well here is a little info. You can pick your fabric and have it cut for you. Many quilter’s don’t need more that a quarter yard to make their blocks. A nice gift would be several fabric quarter’s that go together.

You can also buy pre-gathered bundles. Often a bit more pricey, but those for those who may be pattern challenged, or overwhelmed by the selection, a great way to go for a gift!

So upon looking I saw that they folded fabric quarter’s, and stack them up, layering them a bit. Then they ROLLED them up, so you could get a view of what is in the stack, then tied them up with ribbon. SO PRETTY!

Much better than the way they normally come-each quarter stacked and tied with ribbon, so you can only get a good view of the top & bottom fabric if you were to buy the pre-bundled quarters that way.

I felt I wanted to step it up a bit, but keep the appeal of the rolled quarter’s,  seeing every fabric quarter. So I simply make a TUBE!

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I just stamped the flowers/centers/leaves on the acetate with white StazOn. I then quickly brushed on Pebble pearlescent chalks for color.

I put my rolled fabric in the center, then wrapped the acetate around it. I adhered the tube ends using redline tape.
I then die cut a scallop circles using my nestabilties. Adhered to top & bottom of fabric roll with dimensional glue dots. Tied on a satin ribbon to complete the top.
I made the band around the fabric tube to match the card.
Done in just a few minutes!!

Now you can still see each quater, but have a much more fun (and stamp friendly) way to present it!

When you take the scallop topper off, you can see all the fabric rolled up.

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Quilt of Friendship Supplies

Stamps: Quilters Sampler & Quilter’s Sampler sentiments, Floral Frenzy,  Guide Lines, and Borders & Corners Square set
Inks: Burnt Umber, Spring Moss, white Stazon, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Ruby Red, Spring Moss and acetate
Accessories: Fabric Quater’s,  Stitched Spring Moss ribbon, Spring Moss stain ribbon, paper piecer/template, Pearlescent pastels by Pebbles Inc. Circle nestabilties, Making Memories stick pin, twine, and redline tape.

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Kindred Quilt

Just a simple assembly of some stamped quilt blocks and some masking and you have a quick and easy quilt like card!

I just stamped my 4 blocks, rotating the block pattern, then colored. I die cut the blocks using my nestabilites, and used the die border as a mask to sponge on some blue ink! Added a flower to my center, and the quilt was done!

Stamps: Quilters Sampler & Quilters Sampler Sentiments
Inks: Pallette black, Copic Markers, bashful blue, night of navy
Cardstock: PTI select white, bashful blue
Patterned Paper: Chatterbox
Accessories scallop square nestabilities, bridal confetti, paper piercer, sponge dauber, Bella Dots, white singlo gel pen

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Qulited Bugz Buzzin

I had fun making these fun “bugz” from the quilted pattern blocks! I had 2 leftover scraps that were shaped like C> that. They were from punching my 1/2 circles from the corners of a onesie card I did. I simply stamped the quit square onto the scrap, colored, then cut down the middle! Layered it onto a chocolate circle, attached with brad, then separated the ends. Now it looks almost like a funky lady bug!! Piercing the circles, added fun touch.

I LOVE versatility and finding a new fun way to use an image. Mission accomplished. This is another favorite from the release for me.

The sentiment set was a perfect match!

Stamps: Honey Bee Sentiments, Quilters Sampler
Inks: Burnt Umber by Pallette, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Chocolate by Prism
Accessories: plastic circle template, paper piercer, CTMH brads, circle punches, Michaels bridal confetti, adhesive rhinestones

Floral Frenzy

Well it is NO surprise that I LOVE flower sets. What’s not to love? I truly believe you can never have enough of them. Each time I see a new set my heart leaps with excitement. I too love Daisy’s (I even named my dog Daisy!). I think Melissa’s take on this set is just awesome. This will definitely be another that I take out, over and over again.

The key to this set was pops of color this month.

This is my other FAVORITE card for the release:

in-my-thoughts-pti.jpg Colorful thoughts

I LOVE the use of colors against the black. Oh and who can forget my vellum Martha Stewart butterfly? I think I find a use for that with every release! Its like my little signature thing almost! LOL! Lauren + Butterflies = MYTIME style 😀 Just a subtle butterfly is all you need.

I just colored the petal with my SU! Markers in a dark version iof a color, then a light version. Can you say FUN! I love the look.

I have been using my color spritzer (from SU!) a lot lately. Lovin it again.

 pti-simple-set-flowers.jpg Simple Summer flowers set

This is a quickie card with a matching gift tote!
It is perfect for that little something special, and great for mass producing! I love the summer color combo. I saw an ad on TV that made me think of these colors together.

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Simple Summer Flowers

Stamps: Floral Frenzy, Out on a limb
Inks: night of navy, celery, pumpkin, lemon tart
Cardstock: PTI select white. celery, navy
Accessories: Lemon tart grosgrain ribbon

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Quick, clean and simple.

Color-blocking takes this simple card to a quick WOW! I just love the simplicity of it. Nothin fancy. You don’t always need to go over the top to present a nice thoughtful card.

Daisy Note

Stamps: Floral Frenzy
Inks: Ruby Red, Lemon tart, Spring Moss
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Lemon tart, Spring Moss
Accessories: Lemon tart satin ribbon, circle punches

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Daisy Framed Friend

OK this one I was just playing around. It is actually my LEAST favorite from this release and ALMOST got scrapped! People think I show everything I make, well this one I almost didn’t. Since I liked the CONCEPT of the card, and it wasn’t entirely hideous, I shared it.

On a positive note-I love the layout. The open frame highlighting the tilted image. I will definitely try this again.

Stamps: Floral Frenzy
Inks: pallette black, CTMH craft white, olive
Cardstock: white, kraft, lemon tart, black
Accessories: black brads, nestabilities

So that is it.  I hope you get inspired in some way today.

I am at a play place with the kids today. Should be fun.

Alexa has her post-cancer check up tomorrow. I always hold my breath. I don’t think that will ever change. She is really doing so amazing. A whole new energy level  too. I am so thankful God saw us through that storm. She is also becoming more personable and talkative to others. That is great.

Thursday Jay and I are off for our time 😀 Don’t worry! I do have post’s pre set to go! You won’t miss any eye candy 😀 However, I won’t be around to answer emails till Monday.

Whatever you are up to enjoy the day! Thanks for visiting 😀

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