Archive for May, 2009

Foot prints on our hearts

May 24, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Contests

My friend Katie from Paper Makeup Stampshad this DIGI image —> Fairy for Kayleigh<— designed to raise money for the family of Kayleigh Freeman. You can ready her story —> here.

Kayleigh passed away after a long fight with many medical issues since birth.

Upon linking this info, I went to the latest entries on their family blog, and just cried my heart out for this family. I didn’t even READ it, I just looked at the photos. I have no idea how they are coping. Talk about having Faith. Its easy to SAY, but not easy to LIVE. They are living it. They are in my prayers.

I made this card for the family, using Kayleigh’s image


Sentiment reads:

Each new life, no matter how fragile or brief, leaves tiny footprints upon our hearts

Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink-With Sympathy- Loss of a Child

Never did I want to have to use this set again. But, it was perfect, for such a time, when there are NO WORDS that can help.

Going with the sentiment-I airbrushed a heart around the Fairy Angel.


Her wings are glittered.

I think this is such a peaceful image.

Katie is doing a GIVEAWAY for a $25 gift certificate for those who use this image. Drawing is May 30th

Enter your creation —-> here

As I leave this post, I hope you are thankful for your family, health and life. Remember how precious EACH moment is. I’m off to appreciate my own children and family, as I say a prayer for the Freeman’s.

May God bless little Kayleigh.

2 posts!

May 23, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

I have 2 posts today-one is cards for troops and another is the Saturday Challenge-so SCROLL down OK!!

Cards for Heroes Blog Hop

May 23, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

I was asked to participate in a Blog Hop for- Cards for Heroes. This is their mission:

Our mission is to create blank, handmade greeting cards that our soldiers/military personnel serving in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East can use to write special notes home to their families and friends.  To date, we have sent over 130,000 greeting cards, and we are growing in leaps and bounds.  We are all volunteers in the organization, and it is a true grass roots effort.


Our website if you’d like to learn more is

 Being that it is after-all Memorial Day weekend I knew I should definitely par-take in the challenge in raising awareness for cards for our troops!

You know I don’t really ever recall making a Patriotic card? YIKES! That’s not good.

I don’t have any family in the military, but my PSF Laura, her husband Stefan, has served MANY years, and many long deployments! I have so much respect for ANYONE in the military and their families for giving up time with their loved ones, to fight for our Country! So if you or someone you know serves in the military-THANK YOU! We appreciate all you are sacrificing for our freedom 😀

If you haven’t started at the beginning please do so —–> here <—–after you complete your visit here!

Now for my first Patriotic card

You are my HERO


I used the star as the “O”. My husband didn’t “get it”, so I hope everyone else does! LOL! He usually doesn’t get much when it comes to design!

Its pretty clean, and simple.

I wanted to use a star for my “O”! So I did. I can see “it” spells HERO.

I used JustRite Stampers: Brayton Upper Case letters for the “H E R”.

I then used Star Prints (which I totally in love with) and used 2 different stars, with the punch, then cut them to create a fancy sort of Star Flag.

The “you are my” is from Father Knows Best.

I loved the swirl, so I used Fancy Flourishes to lead your eye to the falling star print. I also used Background Basics: Text Style, and the Retro set as well, along with the Let Freedom Ring set

Close up details:


So that is that.

Now its time for YOU to HOP ALONG—–>to Mou Her blog is called My Life in Collage. She does some FAB scrapbooking-so check it out.

Lots of amazing stops along the way. I hope it inspires you in some way to not only be thankful for our freedom and our troops, but maybe offer to send some cards their way 😀

Thanks again

Are you ready for a color challenge?!

Get ready because we have 6 colors!


Keyword: MTCC 02

This challenge was inspired by this dress found at the Children’s Place. I LOVE the rainbow of colors, and thought it would be a super challenge! Plus very SPRINGY! If that’s a word.

Be sure to link your challenge here:

I decided to do ANOTHER MDF image from Say it with Letters


-a Mushroom 😀 This is on my Etsy Shop as well!

Can you tell Im having too much fun with them?

It all began with the mushroom, then the paper by Sassafrass Lass-Sunshine Lollipop-in which I mixed the patterns for my mushroom, then I saw this image…….sitting on my desk……………sooooooo………..I got special permission to share this so you get a SUPER DUPER EARLY peek at new sets being released from C.C. Designs


This adorable girl image is a NEW! LINE called Swiss Pixies! This is Heidi!!

You won’t see previews for her until May 30th and she will be available for purchase on June 1st! I KNOW!!!! Its a LONG time to wait-SORRY! But I HAD to use her ASAP!

Seriously look how CUTE she is


Just sitting UNDER the mushroom-all happy and fun.

I couldn’t help but color her hair pink 😀 I like it that color.

I glittered her wings. Doodled her shirt and boot, and paper pieced her skirt.

I added some felt flowers, and a heart that I die cut.

I STITCHED around the mushroom-BY HAND, and well as all the paper “patchwork” !!


TOTALLY INSANE! ME-hand stitching something!

I did this while watching Ellen on TV! She makes the time go by fast.

I added LOTS of buttons for my mushroom spots, and interest. I love them!

Here is my sentiment: another peek at a new set by AmyR-previews begin the 29th I believe

The sentiment can be removed easily-as its tucked into the buttons


I thought it was PERFECTION!

Here is the final view-from the top


I like to make sure its ALL decorated nicely! I think this is so FUN and FUNKY!! Not my typical style-but I’m lovin it. Feels good to stretch the comfort zones sometimes.

Wait until you see what the team came up with! Here is a PEEK!


Now here are the links to the players :

  • Alicia
  • Dana G
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jennifer
  • Kendra
  • Kristen
  • Lisa
  • MacKenzie
  • Odette
  • Pam
  • Tamara Harder
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Have fun getting inspired!

    Thanks for stopping by. I cannot wait to see what YOU do.

    Teacher gifts can be so hard sometimes. The point is to let them know we appreciate them!

    I mean seriously, I have hard enough time doing HOMEWORK with my kids, let alone HOME SCHOOLING! Teaching is a very tough job and takes a very special person! If YOU are a teacher I personally want to say THANK YOU! I truly don’t know how you do it. Oh and if you do home school I think you are a saint! LOL!

    I had to “home-school” Alexa with the help of her aid a few hours a day when she was home sick for a year, and let me tell you….. I was CLUELESS, and still remain so. I can’t even do most of Alexa’s 2nd grade math homework! I actually ran into a local town mom who home schools her kids, and does a fab job. She was a teacher for man years before staying home with her own. We talked about Alexa and her math issues, and she offered to tutor her! I need to see what is in my budget, but figure since I won’t be paying for Amber to go to school next year, that frees up some money. She also uses a better Math program that focuses on repetition, which is what Alexa THRIVES on, as oppose to the Everyday Math program they currently use in school which bounces around from  money, to fractions, then graphs. You don’t get a handle on one concept then you are pushed into the next, then back to the other. We have adapted the math as much as possible but I still think its ridiculous!!! This one is very confusing (to me anyway! LOL!) So I really hope I can afford her. She didn’t know what she charges yet. Fingers crossed. We need ALL the help we can get, and honestly I don’t know HOW to approach it all.

    Anywho-point being I admire teachers greatly, and am thankful for all they do! 

    That being said Thank you Teacher wall decor


    This is at my Etsy Shop!

    I have to say I had a BLAST altering thisMDF Apple shape I got at Say it with Letters. I had the shape for over a month and FINALLY got around to altering it.

    I spent quite some time on it, but it was a LOT of fun for me. I think the end result shows how much I enjoyed it 😀


    I think this is ONE apple themed gift that I Teacher won’t want to toss or loathe!

    I layered lots of patterns for this using Cosmo Cricket-Early Bird collection, and  paired it with Imaginesce Teacher’s Pet(A MUST HAVE!). I used the worm and pencil rub-on from the set, and the ribbon is from that Teachers Pet collection too 😀 HAPPY DAYS!


    I FINALLY used my Slice, with the newest cartridge I picked up-Fall/ School  cartridge to make my T E A C H letters, as well as the “abc” in the lower right corner.


    I used a thin cork sheet to punch my flower with the GIGA flower punch. I layered the scallop punched from patterned paper, with a flower shaped button that I just LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think its a nice touch 😀

    My thank you tag is from 7 gypsies


    I used the stamp set  Teacher’s Apple for this, and love the result! Ink is Pure Poppy, and Ripe Avocado.

    Last photo:



    Stamps: Teachers Apple

    Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird, Imaginesce Teachers Pet-with rub-ons

    Ink, Tim Holtz distress ink, sponge Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy

    MDF Apple: Say it with Letters

    Slice: Fall/School cartridge

    Tag: 7 Gypsies

    cork, buttons, hemp, Zip Dry

    My friend is a teacher and she says she get overwhelmed with APPLE stuff-unless its food, then NO APPLES! I showed her this and she said she would love to have something like it for her classroom, or home 😀 Mission accomplished.

    Now, another note! More serious-

    My friend Jen Tapleris co-hosting BIG event for a cause! Stamp Out Alzheimer’s! You can view her post here!

    What is SOA you might ask?

    SOA is an exciting “pay to play” virtual papercrafting event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Jason just lost one of his grandmothers due to Alzheimer’s. It is a terrible progressive disease. I worked in an Alzheimer’s/ Dementia unit for 3 years while I was a nurse and saw the debilitating effects it had on the people and families it affected. His grandmother suffered for over 4 years before losing her battle.

     A large group of generous sponsors and challenge hostesses (myself included), have teamed up to create a temporary online community where members can take part in a variety of challenges, contests, classes and workshops, and download several free products (a special digital kit, a printable 3-d template, tutorials, etc) in different papercrafting categories (stamping, cardmaking, paperscrapbooking, digi scrapping, hybrid, etc). All this for a suggested donation of $5. 100% of these funds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association to help with their efforts to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by this heartbreaking disease.

    I have donated some money, and personally donated 4 My Timeless Template downloads of winners choice, the stamp set Handwritten Notes, and a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink.

    I am hoping to host a challenge as well.

    I hope you will join us in raising money for the cause, and having fun at the same time! Its a WIN! WIN!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you are joining in the fun!! I think its important to support one another 😀

    Home-Made Recipe Box

    May 21, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, JustRite Stampers, Recipe's, Uncategorized

    I have promised myself I would clean my house-in its entirety top to bottom today, before I got ANYTHING recreational/work related done. I have been neglecting that duty far too long. Due to all my hustle and bustle for release after release I notice a nice layer of FUZZ growing on my nick knacks! Its no wonder I feel like I have allergies this year-my house is a DUSTY mess!! So not like me. I also notice things creeping into corners that don’t belong. In other words-SPRING CLEANING is in need. My mom owns a cleaning company. Maybe I should hire her to come to help me get my life back together! My closets look like someone ransacked it! Not good :C

    You know its getting unkempt when your HUSBAND notices! LOL! Granted I do a quick clean daily, but my house really needs a scrubbin. Now I don’t want it to sound like my house is a disaster! Its always picked up and my bathroom is ALWAYS clean, but the BIG cleaning hasn’t been done. So I’m decaffeinated up and on a mission before the holiday weekend.

    Now here is the FUNNY part. Thinking of cleaning my house, got me into creating a house! LOL! See what the mind can do when you are trying to subconsciously AVOID something?! I somehow ALWAYS manage to get distracted. I really do have stamper ADD.

    Now I really AM cleaning today, but wanted to share this first 😀

    It is a House Box I altered, filled with recipes inside!

    I about did a cartwheel for this project! I swear 😀 Lots of time and love went into this


    I just fell in love with this paper from October Afternoon-Weathervane. I did a little distressing too.

    I lined the edges of my chimney, roof, and peak with Doodlebug Paper Frills. Makes is all nice and neat.


    Having new paper is just the BEST feeling. See it applied to a project like this is SO rewarding.

     I love the colors and everything about this box! LOVE! I am parting with it though-its going up on my Etsy Shop!

    I purchased the Recipe Borders and Centers and have been DYING to make my own version of a recipe box!

    I love all the little recipes that can be punched with the 1 1/4 circle OR the 1 3/8 circle-which is what I used 😀


    I used the “Homemade” border sentiment for the sides of my box 😀 I love the “pun”. The little house in the center is from Papertrey Ink Holiday Treats set, as is the ribbon, and button in Aqua mist. Flowers are May Arts. Also found atPapertrey Ink


    On the door I used the “Family Favorite Recipe” border! I thought it was wicked cute 😀

    You can also get this set as ATS–>HERE!

    I also used some May Arts velvet ric rac in Sweet Pea along the bottom for my “grass”. You can’t see it in the photo, but its a sweet touch I think!

    The top peak comes off and reveals the recipe cards inside.


    I also found a Weekly Meal Planner magnetic note pad to match!

    Recipes inside-


    I had no real recipe cards (EEK! I have some on order though!), so I used blank index cards, and then made my dividers.

    This went together easy peasy!!

    OK now I can’t go on and on like my usual-I need to get back to cleaning!!

    I hope you have a great day, and THANK YOU for stopping by to visit. I know first hand how busy everyone is, and to think YOU took time out of YOUR busy day, to visit me, makes me so happy!! I myself rarely get “out on the net”. I’m in my own little crafting world here, caring for the kids, and “working”! So I want you to know I appreciate you! With ALL the amazing blogs and talent out there, I’m just amazed anyone ever stop by here :D) So thanks again!!!

    Till tomorrow……..

    YES! I really did have a project for My Timeless Template Challenge <—–click there to see challenge details. My team totally ROCKED out the templates! I’m in awe.

    Another short and sweet post since I feel like the WALKING DEAD, and I have that field trip to go one. Its a LONG nature hike-GOOD TIMES! (NOT!)

    For my project today I used my newest template Ready, Set, Wrap! I really love that one. Gets a great gift wrap done in a jiffy 😀

    I was just seriously delayed in photographing and editing it 😀 SO I apologize for that. Sometimes LIFE gets in the way.


    Here is my gift item:

    Made with love


    This is a large cuttlebug die. It has 3 or 4 matching embossing folders with it. I NEVER use it (insert shocked face here!) but now is the perfect time! I love how I was able to make a window in my Ready, Set, Wrap box!

    I love purple AND butterflies so this was EASY PEASY for me. Once I saw that paper I KNEW that it was perfect.

    So there was NO waste here either. I used the die cut pieces-that were left over from creating my window butterfly, and layered them together to use as a keytag! I love that 😀

    Here is the closer view of the stamped window.


    It reads: Made with love, and has a flower that I colored using my Singlo Opaque pens.

    I used the JustRite Stampers set: Tiny words & Borders in white StazOn to make it. Its so sweet and subtle! You can also get them here

    Inside are some Raspberry chocolates from Seattle something. All I knew was they matched my project, so I was happy. Can you tell Im sick! Im totally brain dead these days! YIKES! Can’t remember ANYTHING. Oh and too lazy to go find the info! LOL! SORRY :C


    The paper is PTI pale plum, and Lavender moon, and the patterned paper NEW! to me. NO IDEA who makes that-sorry. I chopped it all up :D) Feels good to not HOARD it. Sorta!

    The flowers are by American Crafts. I think they are a nice touch.

    Well that is it for me.

    Wish me luck on the field trip 😀

    I have been uber busy creating so I hope to share LOTS more soon!

    Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you play along with the challenge!

    Where did it go?

    May 19, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    OH BOY!

    OK over the next day or so you may notice weird things on my blog. Things missing, changing, popping up or that don’t belong!

    My subscribers thingy is gone as well as MUCH more-Splitcoaststampers is the host of my blog, and they are making some changes-so this is effecting my blog till its all sorted out.

    That being said when you comment I have NO IDEA, and a bunch of other stuff.

    HOPEFULLY it will be sorted out soon.

    Just wanted to update you on my ISSUES

    ATS from the archives

    May 19, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: All That Scraps, Cards

    This is going to be short and sweet as I think I now have a horrible sinus infection, and I need to take Amber’s pre-school to a very LONG field trip tomorrow, so I NEED to rest. Didn’t help that I forced myself to stay awake to watch the first episode of the Bachelorette!!

    Not sure if Ill be able to walk and drive all that way through tomorrow if I dont get better ASAP! AND handle a big group of 4-5 yo! Coffee with a turbo shot will be my best friend tomorrow.

    That being said-WOW! I make a LOT of stuff. Sometimes so much that I FORGET I have certain samples to share :C

    So I thought I’d post a few that were lost but not forgotten! This is just from my All That Scraps folder. (I keep each company in a separate folder so I can stay ORGANIZED! But have made SO much sometimes that I forget :C)

    This is Bathing Beauty Emma


    As you can see Im am just stuck on her being Strawberry Shortcake! I love her!

    Sentiment was perfect-it is from AmyR Beach sentiments (AMY that is my fave of yours to date :D) I love the mix of bold and that other fun font! Serious must have!!

    Here is a close up


    I just masked and airbrushed my sun. I did my little dotted sand for her to sit in. I just love her to pieces.


    Stamps: C.C. Designs Bathing Beauty Emma, AmyR beach sentiments

    Cardstock: Melon berry, ruby red, spring moss, white

    Ink: ruby red, momento black, copic markers-airbrush system

    other: circle nestabilities, primas, corduroy brads by SU!, scallop heart border by Martha Stewart

    Now we have Seashell Trevor


    Its sad you can see the shimmer this card has as I colored the water and shells with my WATER COLORSthat are pearlescent. They are the BEST!!!

    Added a real shell for interest, but overall wanted it to be very clean and simple


    You can sort of see my sky. This does look super cute in real life 😀


    Stamps: C.C. Designs Seashell Trevor

    Cardstock: Navy, blue, white

    Ink: momento, copic

    Other: Watercolors, seashell

    Now she is coming out with a Beachies set IIwhich are BEYOND adorable!! You can pre-order them now, or get them as a digi download 😀 RUN! LOL!

    Now these are from March Release-after I had my surgery! So I got REALLY screwed up on posting.

    These are Tweeties! I so love this collection 😀 LOVE!


    I was going with a parrot color theme here! LOL! Sentiment is from AmyR Friends sentiments

    I love the simple look.


    Stamps: C.C. Designs Tweeties, AmyR Friends

    Cardstock: avocado, teal, spring moss, white, aqua

    Ink: momento black, copic markers

    paper-I have NO IDEA! Sorry :C

    ribbon: melon berry grosgrain

    other: nestabilities, primas, bling and buttons

    This one I made into a penguin 😀

    Another Tweeties birdie


    I think he looks SO cute as a penguin 😀 This could be a boy/man or girl/woman card! I love it.

    OK that it for me. I can’t muster another typed word.

    I am heading to bed till I have to pick up the kids-


    Day late and a $1 short

    May 18, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Timeless Templates, Papertrey Newsletter

    OK maybe more like 3 days late!

    This will be chatty! You can tell I haven’t blogged in a few days. Its like I was cut off from the world!

    PS I do have my own template challenge DONE-I just need to photograph it!

    I am SO late posting my Papertrey Ink release stuff! Having the newsletter in there and then my weekend festivities, really threw me off there. Plus now I sick! I like scratch sore throat, sinus infection sick! BLECH!

    I always use these little sayings like above

    A day late and a $1 short

    Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

    Called him on the carpet

    things like that, and it drives my husband INSANE! He’s never heard most of the sayings I use, and I think thye are universal. He things I’m the weird one, but I think HE has been living under a rock.

    SO help me win the argument and tell me you heard these, and please share others YOU use!! Maybe they are some I use and he can see Im not crazy 😀 AND by YOU volunteering them he will know you aren’t just agreeing with me :D! LOL! Plus I’d love to learn some new ones to make him more crazy 😀

    OK moving on-CKC was fun! I think I like hanging with my girls more than the shopping 😀 OK maybe its the us shopping and enabling together?! LOL!  NO! I didn’t bring my camera. How would I shop with my big hinkin camera hanging on my neck?

    I went with my best girls Paulette, MollyB, Traceyand her MOM, who I like to call mom, cause I love her to death! She is just the sweetest person ever. AND I think she is more of a private person so I won’t go giving out her address and stuff! LOL! JK! Some of our other friends from last year were missing :C But maybe next year! Yes I go every year!

    There weren’t a lot of “sales/deals” KWIM? I figured with the economy there would be.

    I got some of the PRETTIEST paper. I swear I go there just to spend ALL my $$ on paper! Good grief! I alway promise myself I WON’T do it. Actually me and my friends had a pact to NOT buy so much paper. Before you know it we are making each other get paper from here, there and everywhere! Good friend we are. Just a bunch of enablers. How are we suppose to resist the PULL of some of the prettiest patterned paper all in ONE place, at out fingertips, ready to go home with us? Obviously we can’t! I will say we did help each other if one said do I really need X, usually one of us was strong enough to say NO! you don! WALK AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will say I spent WAY less than usual. I honestly don’t have the $$ to go all out KWIM? I brought CASH and told myself I would NOT use my card-once the cash was gone-it was gone, and you know what-I had money left over! GO LAUREN!! I was pretty reserved 😀

    We got some nestabilities that were on SALE for like $18!! All of them! Now that was the TRUE test. It was hard not to go wild. I want SO many.

    I did also get some cool alterable stuff which I’m just bouncing over because you KNOW how I am with alterable and gift making-its my favorite thing, got some SUPER buttons  and brads OH! and 2 stamp sets that I didn’t need but they had butterflies, so I had to get it, along with stamp singles. I also got a SLICE cartridge for my SLICE machine-Ill share more about that later 😀 YES! I have a SLICE. YES! I have played with it-NO! Haven’t actually USED it in a project-YET! But its cool. It was suppose to hold me over from getting the Cricut Expression-and so far its workin because I haven’t hardly used it, so I had no business getting that till I get my $$ worth from my SLICE! The cartridges were on SALE-which at M’s you can’t use a coupon so that justified that.

    While shopping I was stopped my lots of my blog readers who were also shopping and stopped to say HI! I think that is so sweet to get to meet people who come visit me everyday!! SO HI!!

    OK now moving on to the PTI release 😀 You got to see some of the peeks through the week-so scroll down to older posts, for more ideas 😀

    I have to be honest before I share-I have a VERY hard time-switching from template mode to card making mode! I don’t know what it is, but I get into the ZONE with templates so working with a flat surface gets to be challenging. I have SO MANY templates designed its INSANE-and I still have about 16 ideas sketched out on my desk that Im totally ITCHING to make into reality! Its crazy. OK who cares! I know!!

    So that being said this month we released 2 templates: Let’s Do Lunch, and Ready, Set Wrap! I had (and am still having FUN with those!)

    More sample to come 😀

    OK ALL supplies from Papertrey Ink—>Click here<—-to see whats NEW!

    Background Basics-Text Style


    With Sympathy

    Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics :Text Style, Mega Mixed Messages
    Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow
    Ink:Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow
    Satin sweet blush ribbon
    Adhesive flower by Prima
    Butterfly punch by ek success, scallop punch

    I can’t even begin to tell you how much I ADORE this background! HOLY MOLY! Its beautiful. Oh and Fancy Flourishes-must have!! I love how the swirl makes a flutter trail and just looks elegant under the sympathy sentiment. I find these cards the toughest to create. I think I need to make an entire set with this design to keep on hand.

     I stamped the sentiment on my card base, then punched the layer with my butterfly, and laid it over it, with dimensionals


    Can you tell Im loving the flowers that are on my lawn? I was going to KILL Jason when he ran over them with the lawnmower yesterday! GRR!! What am I going to do now for NO FUSS photo props?! MEN! They just don’t get it sometimes :D)

     I needed a sympathy card for my friend, who’s grandmother died the same day as Jay’s-creepy huh?!

    I ALWAYS have to include a butterfly in my sympathy cards. Its just this thing I have. I think the Smokey Shadow with Sweet Blush was a great combo for it too.

    Reach for the Stars


    Reach for the Stars

    Stamps: Star Prints
    Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, Navy, Pumpkin
    Ink: Aqua Mist, Navy, Pumpkin, Lemon Tart
    Ribbon from American Crafts
    Star Punch XL Fiskars

    OK I love Star Prints! I so would have done more if I had time-so plan on seeing this more in the future. The sentiments ROCK! I just loved this clean and simple design 😀

    This next one used Day at the Beach


    A totally fabulous set that I did NO justice to, because of my card funk! SORRY!! Trust me Ill be using it more once my mojo for cards returns. Im still in template mode

    Supplies: Bottoms Up

    Stamps: Day at the beach
    Cardstock: White, raspberry Fizz, summer sun, tempting turq.
    Ink: gray,raspberry Fizz, summer sun, tempting turq, lemon tart, celery
    ribbon from American Crafts


    You can’t tell by my horrific photo-that all the glass rims have “salted” or AKA glittered rims 😀

    I love the set and how the cocktails gasses can be EASILY layered. WAY CUTE!! The whole set is fabulous.

    Next up is Lisa’s set-Let Freedom Ring



    My Timeless Template: Let’s Do Lunch
    Stamps: Let Freedom Ring
    Cardstock: white, pure poppy, spring rain
    ink:pure poppy, spring rain, snow white
    ribbon: Spring Rain grosgrain, white bitty dot, poppy stiched grosgrain
    Punch: Fiskars XL Twinkle punch, circle punch, EK Success pinking shears border punch
    Other-purse handle

    Inside are Hershey Chocolate Stix!

    I used my Let’s Do Lunch template. I can’t tell you how much fun I have had putting that one together!

    Anywho-I filled this one with Hershey Milk Chocolate Stix! They are the perfect fit! YUMMY and not too high in the calorie department 😀

    Here is a top view


    My handles are purse handles I found at Michaels for $2! LOVE them!!

    Detail photo


    I made my own patterned paper using Lisa’s set. I love how you can make the border circle and the star 2 separate colors-easlily! I went with the red, white and blue for a festive 4th of July gift giving idea.

    I think its cute 😀 Plus a great BOY option!! Change the colors and its a GIRLY option.

    Lisa featured ALL our designs on her blog—> HERE! Seeing them all grouped together is really cool, I think.

    OK that is all I got for ya today! I’m finishing up some designs and gifty stuff to go into my Etsy shop! This lunch box will be going there too. Im excited about everything, so I hope YOU will be too. (I’ll be updating it later-Ill keep ya posted) On another note: ALL recent orders have been shipped 😀

    Have a great day! And as always thanks for stopping by

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