Archive for March 25th, 2009

Papertrey Blog Hop! Did you know it was also a mushroom?

Mar 25, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

OK WARNING: Long winded here! I do have a sample to share at the bottom-so if you don’t want to deal with the drama skip down to the bottom. Ill post ——-lines for you.

OH boy today has been MISERABLE!

First my cell phone was DEAD!!!!!!!!!! So that means I couldn’t be reached by anyone while at the feild trip. (which was totally fun and awesome) Normally not a biggie right?

We SOMEHOW grew up and managed to not have a phone attached to out ear everywhere we go, but suddenly the mere thought of traveling even down the street without it sends us into complete PANIC.

So what happens?

I get to school at 11:30 to pick up Noah. I walk in the door and THREE people rush over to me saying! OH! Good you are here to get Alexa!

Me-“WHAT! No! Im here for Noah. Whats wrong with Alexa?”

them-“the nurse has been trying to call you since 9am”

me” OH! MY! What is going on?”

 Then the drama begins. Alexa looks AWFUL.

I am also wondering WHY (now mind you Im always home they can ALWAYS reach me, so this is very odd that they can’t) they didn’t call my husband at WORK! He is listed!! This was urgent.

I had to call the doctor from the school .Alexa had to get to the doctor ASAP because like she usually does she “crashed & burned” meaning OK one moment-NOT OK the next. She has double pneumonia! Poor kid. Its actually the firs time this season and she is prone to it. She usually gets it like 3-5 times a year and is hospitalized at least twice with it.

That on top of my dog groomer calling me endlessly(while Im at the hospital) asking WHEN I will pick up the dog (I was obviously late due the emergency doctor appointment and chest x-rays). I missed my pre-surgery appointment and had to call.

THEN I find out from the nurse, not only do they want to keep me OVERNIGHT , but I will have a Foley Catheter inserted! Why did NO ONE tell me that! EW! YIKES! I don’t want one. I guess its necessary so they don’t nick your bladder during surgery.

So needless to say the catheter thing freaks me out MORE than the surgery.

I was a nurse. I’ve seen and heard the conversations that take place in an OR. I don’t want my “male” surgeon and/or anyone else all “up in my lady business” KWIM?!

I had a catheter while in labor with my kids-before delivering to help empty my bladder, granted you dont care the the President of the United States comes in with a Camera crew while in labor, but when that isn’t whats going on-trust me people, you do care! 

—–BLOG HOP POST HERE—————————————————————————

Anyway on another note: If you ordered anything from my Etsy Shop it is all shipped (unless you said you wanted me to wait :D) till you see my other stuff.

On a better note: OK its the 25th!

That means its TIME for the Papertrey Ink Blog HOP!

You can see all about the HOP HERE—->

Now for the March Blog hop here is what we had to do:

Background building sets have rapidly become one of Papertrey’s signature traits.  For this month’s Blog
Hop, we want to see all of your very best backgrounds.  They can be multi-colored or monochromatic.  
Simple or elegantly detailed.  They can be created with a set originated for that purpose or a reinvention
of images that were not.  Be sure to include a separate photo of your completed background BEFORE
you add it to your project so we can see it in all its glory!


EDITING TO ADD: OOPS! Obviously I don’t read through stuff very well! LOL! I forgot to take a photo of it BEFORE I slapped it onto my card :C

SOOOO, Im WAY excited to share not only my background building skillz 😀 but what I found out!!

Did you SEE that the Tulip from Wishing You is ALSO a super awesome MUSHROOM set too! LOL!

Can you say LOVE IT!


I would TOTALLY buy this “paper” in a store if I saw it.

Can you SEE how cool and easy it is to now have a retro mushroom set?

 Just turn the tulips upside down If you don’t want to mask then use a darker color on the top, so when you slightly overlap the tulip bottom you won’t see it.

I used Guidelines 2for my guide in making my background. Im totally LOVIN it. That set is the BEST!!  Remember don’t use with JUST those images in that set!

I used the mini tulip centers as my grass.

This card SCREAMS 1970’s to me! LOL!!! But I love it.

OK so that is my contribution to the HOP!

I hope it inspired you in some small way.

Tomorrow I have the last of my Pink Cat Studio Peeks for the RELEASE!

later-off to attempt to get some work done-

Pink Cat Studio Peek #2

Mar 25, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

OH boy! I am crossing stuff OFF my to do list, but it keeps getting bigger! How is that possible?

I WILL get it all done. I figured I can stay up late Thursday if I have to, since I will most likely be knocked out all weekend! LOL!

Must be the MOM thing-go! go! go! I always feel like the more I have to do, the more I actually get done.OK doesn’t sound right, but its true.

I have to say that I have actually had FUN packaging all my creative goodies from my Etsy store, to go to good homes! Its nice knowing they will not be tucked away in a room in a big dark box. I may have missed my calling! LOL! Maybe I should have owned my own shop! I could just make all kinds of fun stuff for it. Its been so fun. Its sparking all kids of creative ideas just knowing Im not making it for NOTHING! KWIM?

Its also setting me into GIFT making mode-which is so NOT what I should be doing right now. But you know how I get stamper ADD and ALWAYS put off the MUST do’s for the FUN stuff right?!

I am definitely adding some COOL stuff soon. Wait till you see my list. OH! I can’t even sleep!!! I just get idea after idea of what I am going to make. No worries! I make lots of lists, so I won’t forget.

Obviously I wont have a video done this week (I did do 2 last week so that should make up for it (wink). My time is REALLY tight and those take a few more moments than I have.

Today I am chaperoning a field trip for Amber. We are going to the pizza parlor to make mini pizzas from scratch!! I love going to all her stuff. I also have to do my pre-op testing, take Daisy to the dog groomer, get Noah a vaccine, and complete like 4 + projects. Lets not forget-the normal everyday stuff somewhere in between.

This should be interesting. OK that is way to much complaining. Im boring myself to sleep over here (its like 11pm right now as I type- if you are wondering)

Ready for more peeks? Today features Pink Cat Studio Baby Stamp Set 2 which is being released TOMORROW!!

Here is one I made while I had my SUPER adorable niece Gabriella (Gabby)-so I had to take the photo op.


If you didn’t notice-its inspired by the horse I got her named Giddy (and YES! I know that image is a giraffe!!) and the jammies to match!

Don’t worry no baby drool on the box! I made sure.

Is she not ADORABLE?!!!!!!!!!! I could just kiss her to death. I just melt when I get to spend time with her. What is FREAKY is how much she looks like Amber as a baby. I wish I had a photo to share. I sometimes forget Im the auntie and not mommy! If I don’t see her for a week I freak! Thankfully I get lots of time with her.

Here is the side view


I love everything about it.

Lots of dimension, great color, and simply cute. Oh and WHO doesn’t LOVE polka dots?

I know I do.


The head is cut and layered on again for a little more POP.

Seriously cute. I LOVE this image to pieces. Oh and I added the hair and bow! This could be a BOY or GIRL! Its a super set.

Here is another making it more BOY


Gabby had another pair of PJ’s that inspired this one.

Its a single layer card, but simply sweet I think. Sometimes you don’t NEED a ton of stuff tog et a super cute look.

Its a great Welcome Baby card-or if you are ambitious (due to coloring) a great announcement 😀


It has a nice lightly glittered border in a pale blue. Subtle. I like it.

OK ONE more with this set-Howdy Little Partner


I made this for Ethan (I need to finish his package! EEK! add that to the list. Ive been working on it forever now)

He just got a new horse so I thought of him when I made it. I LOVE the punched/embossed pinking edge from EK success-LOVE IT!)

Now this is definitely not “plain”

I had this rodeo style paper for some time now, and finally dusted it off. I love the Lasso. I just think this is cute. Maybe Ethan is too OLD for it? I don’t know. I like it. Im sending it anyway (along with the OLD card I made for him using Dress Up Billy ) I so need to get better about mailing cards in a timely manner.


as I said yesterday

Melissa is having a CONTEST!  Who will be the next Cutie Patootie?? You can see that HERE!

Check out all the DT member blogs for more awesome peeks!

Sparkle Smith is the Guest Designer–check her out HERE! Sparkle’s blog

  • Becky Carafa
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  • Jodi-Ann Lee
  • Lauren Meader
  • Lise Roy
  • Maria Bell
  • Mariska van der Veer
  • Nikki Fairbairn
  • Sarah Anderson
  • Vicki Garret
  • So Ill see ya tomorrow.

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