Archive for January 6th, 2009

Peeky Peeky

Jan 6, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized


Thanks for all the info re: Amber’s Fifths Disease. She is doing OK. Thank you all for the concern. We are suppose to get rocked with snow today. I hope there is no school so I can get some work done without running around. Alexa is suppose to have her post chemo follow up, but there is NO WAY I’m going out in a storm for that.

On a happy happy note: My brother is moving today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m doing a big happy dance. Now we can make their bedroom into the kids playroom, which is right off my stamp room. Not sure if that will be a good or bad thing yet. I’ll keep you posted. Bottom line, it will be nice for them to have a place to set up for the baby. I will be helping this week and taking her shopping for baby stuff. They have NOTHING and no money. Good thing I love to shop and I have has 3 kids, so I  know what she needs 😀

Well in between the crazy little thing called life-I have been super busy whipping up samples and today, and I am excited about the card I have.  I actually made over 20 samples with the new sets! LOL! But want to spread the love a little bit, and not overwhelm you 😀

Today’s Peeks from Lizzie Anne are:

LB Tutti Fruity
LB In the Nursery
LB Things that Go
SS Supergirl
SS Knight

The actual release date of these sets is the Friday the 9th.

On my sidebar I have links to all the design team members, so be sure to hop around! Also check in on the NEW! Lizzie Anne Designs Blog D

OK here is my Tutti Fruity sample:


A good apple-

I am in LOVE with this apple image. It was the first thing I inked when I got my new sets in the mail.The sentiments in this set are awesome, and I really went to town with the entire set (to be revealed later :D)

 I used a black gel pen to color in the “seeds”, and dotted my flower centers.


Can you see the 2 dry embossed flowers I did? I used an old SU! Brass stencil. I forgot how much fun dry embossing is-

I thought they were a nice SUBTLE element, and they matched the apple flowers too.

Now upon browsing my samples I see that I am in a RED mood. That and green. (oh and black!) I’m not sure what has me in that mode but I was obviously on a roll with it 😀

Next up I had to get a card made for Garrett—-> see this post. So I thought what better image than the Knight!


Now Garrett is being a brave boy, and battling the Cancer dragon! So I figured I’s make him a card for his bravery.

I loved the Knight, but needed “more” images, so I also used the Once Upon a Time set to help me out. That is where my castle came from and my dragon.


The dragon is done in shimmery pastels.

My paper is by SU! Im on a “use my old SU! stuff “kick these days. Maybe because I have an order to place and I want to feel like I am using some of what I have first??? Anyway-I hope he likes the card. More so I hope he wins his fight. I can’t stand hearing about all these sick kids. Its so sad.

Anyway-my sentiment is from Elzybells. It was just perfect.

The card is fairly plain and simple, but it is for a BOY so I didn’t want to overdo it. I just hope he gets lots of HAPPY mail!

Well thats all for me. Im wiped.

Thank you again for taking time to stop by 😀


I’m a little tea pot

Jan 6, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

short and stout. Here is my handle, here is my spout!

I cannot get that crazy song out of head!!!

Hi all!

Grab your tea/coffee (or other caffeinated beverage of choice :D) and have a seat! I have 4 samples to share.

Im so excited for today’s post! Lizzie Anne Designs always has quarterly releases, so I always get excited for the days up to the big reveal! I think this release is my absolute favorite-overall- from them, and I have been with them almost 2 years!

Here is what is peeking today:

LB Tea Time
LB School Days
LB Welcome Home
SS Hoppy Easter

The actual release date of these sets is the Friday the 9th.

On my sidebar I have links to all the design team members, so be sure to hop around! Also check in on the NEW! Lizzie Anne Designs Blog 😀

So I hope you like the sets as much as I do! I have created so many samples that my head is spinning! I seriously could not stop, except I did need sleep, so had no choice (hehehehe)

For the first day of peeks,  I had to share samples with one of my favorite images for a stamp set-me being a coffee/tea set lover 😀 Its called Tea Time.


Two chairs, two teacups, two friends-

This was my favorite card for this set out of the 4 I made so far. Trust me, you will see lots more of this set.

I LOVE that sentiment!!!

I adore the several choices of tea pots, and tea cups, with the option of adding the handle/spout for the different pots. The sentiments are the best! I’m totally loving them all.

I chose these colors since they remind me of tea time in a summer garden. Just so happy.

I really like the layout in this one too. Not sure what about it that screams I LOVE IT, but I do.  I could use these particular images over & over again! I like the balance it has, and use of a large image, with smaller images.

Moving on to show you how the tea pots can be assembled…….


Tea for two

Is this not so cute?! I added the spout and handle.

I made this little tea bag holder card to give to a friend. The top tucks into the bottom flap closure.

 Inside are some tea bags with white tea. Really good stuff.

When I think of tea pots I think of my mom. She collects them, and I spend many hours on EBAY looking for vintage tea pots for her for all occasions! She has them all over the house. I love looking at her collection.

She always loves the ones with hand-painted roses, in pink. So, thinking of her, I took the plain one, and doodled some flowers with the tips of my copic markers to mimic the designs in the pots like my mom collects! I did the same on the tea cup image. I love how it turned out. Almost like fine China! OK so thats stretching it a bit, but I still like it.

The little hanging tag was done so the tea holder looks like a tea bag.

The embossed vellum layer is to also mimic the same look.

Pretty huh?

Now for a gift card-


You warm me up inside-

Wouldn’t this be perfect for a Valentine? Slide the gift card behind the “coffee” cup panel, and its perfect. This actually started as a regular card, (that was inspired by the 3rd creation in THIS post) then I decided to slide the gift card in there. Happy accident 😀

The colors really pop out too, and I love that.

Notice the steam? Its a heart image from the set-too cute.


Fancy a cuppa?

Can you tell I’m in love yet?

And that the flower tea cups are just my favorite? I still have ONE sentiment from the set that I didn’t use, and I HAVE to!! I love it, and have an idea sketched, but time was ticking 😀

This paper is by Chatterbox and is YEARS old! LOL! I just loved it too much in the past to use it. Now I am happy I waited. I love this simple design. The colors make it I think. I also love using tiny images as a focus too.

So there you have it!

My little peek for today 😀

I have at least 2 posts for tomorrow-so if you have time, stop by and say hi! Enjoy the enabling peeks!

Till tomorrow-

My Etsy

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