Archive for May, 2011

I’m back again today and the team and I have some more eye candy for you!

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • So today I have some challenges to post that I needed to catch up on.

    My mom’s sugery which was Monday(she is doing well), the May release and kids vacation, as well as a vet emergency put me behind!

    Daisy, our 3 year old cockapoo, had the “pleasure” of diving into Alexa’s Easter Basket (which  Alexa had left on her bed). Daisy began vomitting in the morning, and the first time I thought she ate too fast. Then I found 2 more “episodes”, and realized that it looked like chocolate. I began to panic a little, and asked the kids if they left anything out. Amber informed me of Alexa’s mishap (thankfully) and upon inspection  of the evidence I realized Daisy had eaten an entire (large) box of Junior Mints (which are dark chocolate), 2 Reese Peanut Butter Easter Eggs, 2 (at least) Cadbury Chocolate creme eggs, and that is what I could tell.

    I called the vet immediately and he told me to give her 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide to further induce vomitting. While I didn’t think that would be neccessary(or that I could even do that) as she already seemed to get rid of a ton on her own, one look at her and you could actually tell she felt ill :C I had Noah help me as we took her outside. He helped me hold her down, so I could give her the peroxide. I used a child medicine spoon dispenser. It allowed me to get into the side of her mouth and pour it in through her teeth. She was clenched and I couldn’t force her jaw open, so I poured it into the side of her mouth. She drank it.Within 2 minutes, the amount to chocolate that came up was INSANE!

    We then had to rush her to the vet as it was determined she had eaten a leathal amount of dark chocolate. Daisy is only 12 lbs, so it only take an ounce, and she ate well ove that. There they induced more vomitting and gave her charcoal, as well as a few other things needed to be done. $564.80 cents later Daisy was OK.

    As we were leaving the vet, they offered to give each of the kids those Lindt Chocolate bunnies. I had to ask “Are you kidding me? I appreciate the offer, but no thank you. We’ve had our fill of chocolate for one year!”

    That was quite the expierience. Thank goodness we were home when it all happened. If something bad happened to Daisy I know Alexa would have felt awful, as she was very upset by the incident. Poor kid.

    Anyway….I have a few challenges to catch up on before we wrap up our last day of release projects, so let me share those with you now.

    Pretty Pattern 07

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    Here is my take on the sketch!

    Bright Day

    I used the NEW! Bee-Loved © set for my card!

    I colored the daisies with my Copic Markers, and added stickles to them. I cut the bee out using the My Bee Loved © cut file.

    I also used the spotlight technique by stamped the flower in white, onto my black base, and matching it up to the colored flower panel! Too fun.

    Next upis the Palette Challenge

    Pretty Palette 07

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    Celebrating you!

    I had a vision for this card some time ago, where I cut out the center of the All A Flutter © butterfly, and you can see the Fresh Cut Expressions © Collection 2 patterned paper underneath! I altered the colors to suit the challenge!

    Doesn’t that look so amazing? Too fun. I just scaled down the pattern and there you have it!

    I added the flower from the Bold Botanicals © set, colored to match my paper.

    The sentiment is from the Just For You © set.

     I actually made this for the Birthday Blog Hop for our team member Lisa, but failed to get it photographed and uploaded in time :C SORRY Lisa!!

    Well that is all for today.

    I’ll return tomorrow for our Group Post: A Year In Review!

    Happy Birthday to me!

    May 2, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, family stuff, My family stuff, My Time Made Easy

    Yes, it’s true, today is my birthday!

    Is it lame that I still get excited about my birthday? Each year I view it as a new milestone, and hope and pray for the health, love and happiness of my family. I feel so blessed each year as I know first hand how precious it really is. Granted I don’t like the getting older part. I would swear I was still 23 not turning 33!!  I have so much to be grateful for.

    The love and health of my children, husband and myself (and our sweet dog Daisy).

    Alexa goes into her 4th year of remission from Leukemia.

    My mom has come through her surgery well, and is fighting that big fight against her Cancer.

    My niece Gabby with have a brother or sister in October-we find out tomorrow 😀

    We have our dream home, complete with craft room.

    I have a “job” I love.

    What more could a girl want?

    OK Enough about me.

    How exciting has the May Release been?

    You can see more projects today from:

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Pam Imholz
  • Tangii Crain
  • Since it’s my birthday I decided that I would share my favorite project to date!

    I know I have had so much fun creating with all the goodies this month, but this one takes the cake-literally!

    Is this not delicious?

    This was designed using the Oh-Bee Hive template!

    From hive to cake.


    While the Oh-Bee Hive template was designed to be a bee hive, I actually made this sample FIRST! LOL! I was so inspired by the tiered layers, that I had to go where the inspiration first took me.

    I did resize the file by 20% to make my creation a little larger, so it could accomodate my design.

    I knew I wanted a monochromatice cake, with cascading flowers, so this (to me) was the perfect color combination-chocolate!

    What girl doesn’t love chocolate?

    It came out better than I envisioned it to.

    You can create your own version to suit any color combination. We have many cut files that could add the the beauty of this easily.

    I used the stunning flowers from the Petal Perfection © set, cut out using the  Petal Perfections © Cut File!!

    It made creating the cascading flowers on the cake, quick and easy.

    I just stamped the flowers in chocolate ink, then added an adhesive pearl to the flower cetners.

    I added a string of pearls, and pop pom ribbon to the tiered layers for the added details you would see on an actual cake.

    I think we can agree it all really completes the WOW! factor of this cake.

    It only took about 40 minutes to make this. Can you envision gifting this to someone filled with chocolate truffles? Or these as centerpieces at a birthday party, bridal shower, or wedding. OH! These would be stunning wedding favors! You can re-size them to suit your needs!

    Many wondered if there was ROOM in here to fit gifts.


    The directions tell you how you can package up your gifts, while completing your design. Honestly the completed version is a gift in itself, don’t you think.

    That being said I made a card to match!

    Best Wishes

    I felt that would cover ANY event I wanted to gift this for, if I can ever muster the strenght to actuallly give it away! LOL!

    I love versatility in sentiments when creating a gift set that I’m not sure what occasion I want to use it for. It is handy to have some general gifts/cards on hand for last minute occasions, or if you don’t have the mojo or time when the occasion hits.

     I chose the text pattern paper from Fluttering-by © to add to my design.

     I used the same stunning flowers from the Petal Perfection © set, cut out using the  Petal Perfections © Cut File.

    I also used the Occasional Labels © (cut with the  Occasional Label ©) and the Best Wishes was stamped using the Sentimental Occasions © set.

    Well that is all for me.

    I hope to enjoy my birthday today. I am going on a field trip with my son Noah.

    Should be fun 😀

    See you back here tomorrow, for more idea!

    Bee-Loved Barrow of Treats

    May 1, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    The May Release is certainly BUZZING with all the excitement it promised 😀

    The ideas aren’t done yet!

    Today you will definitely want to visit:

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Katie Cotton
  • Today I want to share another project idea using the NEW! Barrow of Blooms template.

    I cannot tell you the ideas I have spinning in my head for this one. I wish there was time to share them all. Let me just say the items you can package in this are truly endless!

    I decided to pair the NEW! Barrow of Blooms  with the NEW! Bee-Loved Set.

    Thanks for bee-ing my friend

    What a great way to say thank you to someone special!

    I used the new pattern called Daisy Days digital paper as my focus of this project, and it also inspired the fresh Spring colors!

    So going with the theme, my first choice to adorn the front of my NEW! Barrow of Blooms was to use the Daisy and leaf images from NEW! Bee-Loved Set, which was easily cut out using the My Bee-Loved Cut File. I kept the coloring of then simple, as to coordinate with my paper.

    I knew I wanted to create a bee-themed set so I could package up some Burt’s Bees products. I also added some Chamomile Team and Honey Vanilla Tea with 2 Honey Sticks!!

    I created my Barrow of Blooms in a sky blue cardstock. I used the pattern paper for my decorative layers. All sides of this use patterned paper, so it looks beautiful from all angles!

    As you can see I used the Border Builders Open Scallop © in a pale yellow to line around the top (inside) of my barrow. It added a nice, soft detail to the design.

     In the back I added my bow with my honey bee in the center, much like on my bag of treatlets!

    Now of course I needed a card to match 😀

    I wanted to keep it simple, so I think this achieved my goal.

    I added stickels to all the yellow on the paper, for a little bling. I always love patterned paper in the store that has some bling, and I found I could achieve that same look all on my own with one quick step!

    You can see some of it reflecting in the light:

    I used the same paper, and this time made my own daisies using the daisies from the Fancy a Cuppa? © set, and the stem and leaves from the Sensational Stems ©

    That sentiment comes from the NEW! Bee-Loved Sentiment Set.

    The honey bee is from the NEW! Bee-Loved Set, which was easily cut out using the My Bee-Loved Cut File. 

    I definitely have many sweet

    Well that does it for me today.

    You won’t want to miss tomorrow post!

    See you then.

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