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May 30, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

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May 30, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

OK we have 2 posts again today. Im just one busy girl these days.

My video for the technique is taking its SWEET time loading to YouTube. Ill be back in a bit to post it.

Sorry for the delay

Swiss Pixies

May 30, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: All That Scraps, Cards

Today I have a quick peek at another release from C.C. Designs.

We are attempting to put together the large swing set for the kids, so I gotta be quick.

The release for C.C. Designs is Monday June 1st. LOTS of cool stuff releasing!

Check out the BLOG for your chance to win a set

This is from the Swiss Pixie’s set-her name is Gretal


She is just SOOOOO adorable. Sorry for the DARK photo. YIKES!! I wanted her leaning against a mushroom-so I used one from Unity Stamp Co.

I colored her with Copic’s then airbrished my sky. I think it looks cute-far better in person (due to my lighting). Sometimes I just get LAZY when it comes to the photography part, which isn’t a good idea because you can spend so much time making the BEST creation, ever-and get a bad photo and it doesn’t matter! No one can tell.

Im not saying this was one of those stellar creations, just that my photo is lacking-and I should not skimp on the photography and let myself get lazy. Ive just had a crazy few weeks and my time/deadlines were closing in on me. I thought ANY photo was better than NO photo. Lesson learned.

I also used AmyR’s Thank You sentiments on here as well.

The paper line is Basic Grey: Urban Prairie. It was perfect.

In case you missed it-I did a peek of the Swiss Pixie: Heidi—>HERE!

OK off to get assembling.

Please pray Jay and I don’t kill each other in the process of assembling this huge swing set. When it comes to traveling (finding our way places) and assembling things/house projects we are NOT our usual “happy couple” We always joke we’d make for great TV if we went on the Amazing Race TV show or some other thing like that! LOL! Its funny because we don’t really fight or argue, but throw in a house project, and watch out! Let the snarky remarks fly! LOL!

OK going now-Im getting the EVIL eye already.

Well today is the 5th weekend in the month.

I generally have 4 scheduled challenges a month for My Time To Create Challenge Team.

I let them opt to take a break this week! I should have taken one myself! LOL!

Anyway-I decided to do a technique challenge instead. I hope you find it fun and inspiring 😀

Dry Embossed Vellum

I LOVE using Vellum Cardstock. Today’s challenge is to DRY EMBOSS it!


If you play link your creation HERE

Here is who is playing:



Dana G





Tracey Cuccia

Here is a quick video to give you the HOW TO! My card for this technique uses a stamp set from My Favorite Things Presents: Sara Williams Spring Sprouts.Bloomin vellumvellum-2.JPG

I had just picked up this fun and funky patterned paper. I felt that the flower and butterfly from this set not only MATCHED my paper, but showcased how fun and EASY this technique can be!

The open lines of the flower and butterfly are raised up. So cute in person.

All you need is:

An OPEN line image

Permanent ink

Vellum Carstock

Embossing Stylus with mouse pad/embossing/piercing pad

Copic or other markers

Close up dry embossed vellum detail


Obviously it is very difficult for you to get a visual of the actual effect this has on your creation, but trust me, its that little extra POP that makes it a WOW! The detail is raised up and pops out at you!

A fun and easy technique.

Just stamp you image in permanent ink.

Turn over

Dry emboss area/areas of choice (don’t press too hard!)

Flip over to front, and gently color!

Use glue dots to adhere to layer of choice-

and DONE!

Now its YOUR turn.

So have fun with it.

I cannot wait to see what YOU come up with.

My Etsy

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