Archive for April 17th, 2009

Calling all Saturday Sketch Fans!

Apr 17, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch

This is posted a bit early. 

Time for a Change!

It must be Spring Fever! Im so ready to change SOOOOO many things. I don’t know what I want to do. I’m so antsy.

This is where YOU come in 😀

Saturday Sketches! REVAMPED!

Time to spice this up people!!

I’m plain old BORED to death with the way the Saturday Sketches have been.

 If YOU have a suggestion as to what YOU want to see here- SPEAK UP!!! Let me know! I’m open. It can be other things you may want to see as well. I’m tired of the same ole, same ole, with the sketches. Now, don’t get me wrong,  I like the sketches but I want something more exciting. Maybe just a new outlook on them?

So I’m hoping to give it another go, and get excited again, OR I may just end the weekly challenge. Not sure yet.

Im thinking about a “Timeless Temp”, which is AKA-guest blogger to do a month of sketches, hosting one of their own, on the week of the Papertrey Ink release. That is my INSANE week. They would also take part in a inspiration challenge, which I will host here twice a month. Not sure yet. I’ll wait to see what the world thinks!

What do you think about that?? Inspiration challenge? Yes… or NO?! Should I just do away with the sketches? Post occasionally instead, no team??

I feel like there are SOOOOO many challenges already out there, why bother? Maybe just post more videos instead?! I dont know! I have so much I already do, I can just continue with that stuff.


 Depending on the feedback………if I continue the sketches……

I am going to have another “design team” call for my Saturday Sketches. So, if you are interested, try one of the 3 sketches posted here today, and link it, you then need to put a note in the comments section that you want in!

I’ll let you all know what direction I’m going Monday, for sure.

PS- You don’t have to want to be part of the sketch team to par-take in the sketches this week OR leave a suggestion/comment!

You dont need a blog-just a place to upload your creations!

I will be rounding the team out to about 10 players. Some of the girls have gotten busy, and won’t be playing, so we need more players!

Here are the requirements for the Saturday Sketch Team:

*I need you to be able to post at least 3 Saturdays a month. Obviously family and life come first-so don’t STRESS if something comes up! Just let me know. I send you the sketches several at a time in advance, so plenty of time. Yes you can use it for design team work too!

*I also want to include peeks of the team samples on my blog every week! This will let everyone see a PEEK at what they will find, when they visit YOU!  I’ll need a PEEK photo of your sketch by THURSDAY, each week!

* You must link everyone on the team each week.

* The LAST Saturday of every month  is a review of sketches! So you get to go and pick any older sketch you choose.

So let’s get started! In case we move forward with this.

Here is an OLDIE but GOODIE!


This is the sketch I missed last week! YIKES! BAD HOST!


This weeks sketch challenge


Now link your creations HERE!

I have some samples but will share later. Camera is dead, and I am dead tired! LOL!

In the meantime, make sure you check out the sketch samples for this week:

Dawn Easton

MacKenzie Bruckler

Maria Levine

Thanks for stopping by!

I appreciate the feedback too 😀

Also check out Leigh Ann’s Blog! She has blog candy and is giving away a My Timeless Template!! Isn’t she cool! She loves them THAT much! Thanks Leigh Ann! You ROCK!

OK Im off to bed.

What you need to know!

Apr 17, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

OK so here goes it-

This is the 2nd post for today so scroll down!

Lots to share OK!

Videos-yes! Im workin on several! Paper Flowers will be one! I have a LONG list going.

Pink Cat Stamps is having a contest!!! Check it out–HERE! They aer having a NEW! Release next week!! Don’t miss it

Stampaviehas a NEW! site, and a totally new look to their blog—> Check it out! AND the newest release from Rachelle Anne Miller is IN STOCK —->at ATS!!!

Squigglefly is going to have a One A Day In May release, where they will release a new image every day in May.  If it’s pre-ordered all 31 images will be $30.00!  After the first of May all  the images will just be released daily and sold individually Read about that —>HERE!

Also coming soon are PEEKS from Lizzie Anne Designs Spring Release, beginning the 22nd!

Papertrey Ink’sBlog Hop challenge on the 25th this month, uses My Timeless Templates!! I can’t wait to see what YOU do.

OK now Im done.

Thanks A Latte Gift set!

Apr 17, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Timeless Templates, Tutorials

I didn’t post yesterday beause I have tons to do and needed a BLOG BREAK!

The kids begin vacation today-so that means the start of little stamp time for me, since I want to go DO STUFF with them, so we don’t ALL go insane, being in the house. Especially with nice weather coming! Lots of deadlines, so that mean PRIORITIES!! So blogging wasn’t on that list yesterday.

No worries I have gotten lots done for next week-as I have so much to share! NEW RELEASES COMING!! So brace your pocketbooks people 😀

In the meantime I have a fun project to share using the NEW! Spring Release from JustRite Stampers called Demi Phrases

A fun spin on a easy gift!

Thanks a Latte Gift set peek


I so love those 1/2 circle sentiments, and the fact that they can be put into various of the JRS blocks for various looks.

Make sure you check out these 2 posts

Getting Started-this will help you know where to begin with their products

Retirement SALE!-They are making room for NEW! stuff so if you want anything-HUGE discounts!!

 OK back to the post info!

Thanks a latte-gift set


So here is my gift, packaged up all purty!

Who wouldn’t get excited by this?! I would!

Now you may wonder-WHAT is inside…….


OK I have to say I LOVE my bow! LOL! It has 4 ribbon curls. Not a good photo-but again  just had to point it out.


Do you have a cocoa, coffee or tea drinker in your life? Raise your hand! LOL!

(if not you can just use the tin and package up something else that tickles your fancy!)

I am a HUGE coffee person-HUGE! So I thought this would make a fun gift.


 I stamped my Demi-Phrases , in black ink, on 2 pieces of white cardstock.

The coffee cup is by Gel-A-Tins(and OMW! Upon linking the site I NEED more!!! WOWZERS! Check them out!)

 I found a set here Coffee Break. I stamped, colored and cut out the cup for a 3D effect.

 I then used the Labels 3 die to cut out 2 labels for my coffee tin. LOVE IT!!!!


Both sides of this tin are decorated the same. I like everything to have a “finished” look. You can’t see any seams either!

I used Black & White basics for my paper, and black gingham ribbon

I wanted to package some French Vanilla Coffee Drink Mix from- General Foods International, since I am addicted to ADDING it to my coffee, for a nice “latte” kind of taste to it. I love the little tins too. WAY CUTE.

Now I know its a coffee drink mix-but if you try this!

I have a Keurig- s0 I put in 3 scoops of the mix in my cup, with 3 Splenda, and my fat free cream. I then brew my Dunkin Dounuts coffee into the cup, and it give a very rich, creamy awesomeness to my coffee! LOL! I like the sugar-free one-less calories 😀 But it us YUM-AZING!!!  Try it!

OK off track there. Sorry!!

My colors were taken from the container colors.

I took the directions on the coffee tin, and using my computer-printed them onto a adhesive sheet , cut, and adhered it to the bottom of the can, so the recipient knows what flavor the coffee mix is, and how to mix it! Plus it looks nice too.

I wanted it to be SPECIAL though! Not just a wrapped can of coffee mix. So I went the extra step and made it a set that I LOVE!

How about coffee and a treatlet?  I took some pre-wrapped (4 of them) White Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies, and inserted them into theLolli-Pop Along base, for a yummy surprise 😀 They are wrapped so it preserves freshness! Oh and I despise cooking, so its easier than home-made, but you could add your own home-baked cookies too!


Here they are in the base. All 4 with a bit of room.

Now we slide it into the template.

NOTE: I did alter the template a bit to fit my project 😀 

 I made my base 3 inches deep instead of 2.

 Same for insert.


SO I turned the base of cookies-which are tied in nicely, and turned it up-side-down, so my coffee tin can sit on it.


I just slid it into myLolli-Pop Along base.

Now put the coffee tin on the top of that…


Viola! Awesome gift wrap!

This is  a peek through the window on the front of gift set . I love it


I  have been wanting to use it again, for a while.It turned out to be PERFECT for this gift set.

I decorated the front to look similar to a coffee bag. Mission accomplished.


Just another photo to share. I took a bajillion!

Now isn’t that s SUPER presentation, of a SIMPLE gift, that is very inexpensive?! Seriously! I love this craft!!

Can you tell?! LOL!

Funny I love packaging stuff but I LOATHE wrapping presents! I like UNWRAPPING them though 😀 I just think its strange how I love packaging but not wrapping gifts. You should see how SLOPPY something comes out if I wrap it. You can totally tell it was a LABOR of love! LOL!

I have been creating up a storm so come back to see what else I have for you! OK!!

So that is it my friends!

Till tomorrow 😀

Cross your fingers I get my videos taped too! Lots to share with ya

Thanks for stopping by

My Etsy

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