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Birthday WISHES

Aug 8, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

very big birthday Big Birthday Wishes

I have had this DCWV patterned paper for quite some time now. When I saw this set I knew it was the perfect time to put it to use! With my daughter Amber turning 3 on August 13th how could I not use it.

Its perfectly girly-glittery, purple and fun.

This set is Make A Wish by Gina K. $7 from each set benefits the Make A Wish foundation.

I started with the card. Colored it to match the paper. Stickles were the perfect touch.

Now what kind of birthday card would this be without a super cute bag to match?

maw bday bag 

So here is my matching gift bag.

I basically took a white lunch bag, and covered it using my Xyron 900 for adhesive.

Yes I strategically and painstakingly cut the patterned paper on the panel so that the “happy birthday” would be visible at the bottom panel. THAT my friends is what you may call anal. “I” call it attention to the little details.  And yes, I also made sure my polka dots were perfectly placed around the tag!

I had this tag from Bare Elements. I had been dying to use it, and now was the time.

So I traced it out on my paper, and cut. Used my Xyron 900 to adhere to the tag. The acetate cut out was done using a stylus to trace, then a hobby blade. My super-awesome file kit by Basic Grey, allowed me to gently and perfectly file the edges of the tag! YEAH! I love that thing. Rubbed some versamagic ink along the edges.

Stamped my sentiment on the bottom portion of the tag.

close up bag a little closer lookey.

I stamped the cake on the acetate part of the tag with StazOn. I turned it over, and colored it with my Copic Markers. WOW! Do those beauties work like a dream!

I then tied some MS ribbon.

Now onto my STAR. Again my cuttlebug star die cut was responsible for this purty touch! I also used my favorite-Red Tag Alpha for #3. DCWV glitter stack in the purple for the star and #3.

I traced the star to cut a solid white panel.

Attached it and voila. All it needed was ONE more sentiment on the side, then-done!

Jumbo Java Jar

Aug 6, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

coffe jar  jar top  side java jar

WOW I have been busy. When I came here to post earlier today SCS gallery/blogs were down. So I got caught up in creating. This post will be pretty short since I am exhausted! Lots of projects-little time, and NO engergy! Im totally wiped today-and could use another cup of coffee!

Speaking of coffee………….

I created a card the other day, with Alexa’s set, I had this SEI paper (Hippie Chick) laying out. I thought the colors were so cool, and would make a funky Java Jar! I had also finished another project using this little stamp duo (which will apprear in the Lizzie Anne Idea book!) so that propelled me to try this set.

I got this glass canister at Walmart for maybe $2. I knew I wanted to alter it for my coffee. I LOVE coffee. Imagine how scrumptious these colors will look with chocolate brown coffee grounds in it! Or beans-

The thing I like about this jar is its not TYPICAL. You know-the normal coffee colors and decor.

So I used my Lizzie Anne Latte Cup and sentiment for this set.

For the cups I stamped/cut on the patterned paper. I also stamped the image on the chocolate chip circles, then paper pieced it.

The layers are attached with my Xyron 900.

Then came the card

java card Same paper-lots of layers! I used some rub-ons for the cup. Thought it was quite funky!

Anyway-just a fun set to share.

I have been stamping away. So come back tomorrow! More stuff to share.

Some Dirty Challenges-A cool find

Jul 28, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

So I did a few more challenges. I then noticed they were ALL with Lizzie Anne sets! AND all in browns! Too funny.

Would you call that a roll of inspiration, or stuck in a color scheme rut? I dont know, but I love all my samples! 😀

In case you didnt know, Lizzie Anne is also being sold at eP, and All That Scraps. As is My Favorite Things Stamps. Now that is cool cause those are my top 2 places where I buy EVERYTHING!

OK, So back to my samples. Yesterday when I uploaded for the Acetate challenge hosted by Candy (aka cwilliams), I forgot this one ! DUH!!! The funny part is this card was used for one of her samples, to showcase Acetate. So forgetting I even made it to me was hilarious. It was literally in my face.

Anyway-Here is my Seashells on te Beach

seashells acetate

Totally no secret how much I LOVE this set. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Its called Shore Thoughts.

I made this card for the woman who donated an AMAZING lunch when we went on our boat trip on  Lake Winnipesaukee . Its a really cool program for the pediatric cancer patients to get a cool boat for the day, that included lunch/dinner and ice cream. We could go anywhere on the lake ALL day! The kids LOVED it.

Here’s a quick photo of each of them driving! No surprise Noah wanted to go FAST, and was the most irratic driver! Amber loved the breeze from the speed, and mainly sat at the back in the sun. Alexa LOVED going swimming and chasing ducks.  Just click the thumbnail to view a close shot.

noah boat             amber boat            alexa driving boat

 I stamped the shells in white StazOn, on the acetate layer. Used myPopping Acetate technique. The chalks are once again the Pebbles Pearlescent chalks. On the white layer under the shells I used Beige Brilliance ink for the sand.

Very simple yet beautiful card all the same. I really loved how it turned out.

Now onto Lina’s challenge (aka labullard)which is Dry Embossed Vellum. Now you know how much I LOVE vellum, so this was a must do.

Here is my Vellum Seashell

shell card

This is so beautiful in real life. The shell was stamped in brown StazOn, then turned over. I used my Copic markers to color behind the shell in soft pink colors. Then it was embossing time.

Here is a closer look

seashells See how perfect this shell was for this technique? The star fish were just done in white craft ink. I then took my Glue Pad and stamped the sand. Added a pinkish brown glitter by Martha Stewart for my sandy look.

The stripped paper even though its brown/pink had a beachy feel to me. Its by CTMH the More to Adore collection. I stamped my sentiment on Iced Pink Prism cardstock (little texture) then overlayed the vellum for softness. The ribbon was found at Michaels.

Now for a cool find!

box of blooms This is a box. Not just any box. It was the box that my Martha Stewart scissors came in! CHECK THIS OUT

So when I got then home, I opened the package to find this TOP QUALITY box. I thought-OMG! I cant throw this away. Its a flip open box with acetate top. There is a pretty elastic ribbon that wraps around it to hold it closed.  I removed the cushion that the scissors fit into. And there it came!

I wanted a “decoration” for my stamp room that was inspirational. Since Jolies Flower is my favorite, and I LOVE that Paisley as a Butterfly I went to it. PLUS this sentiment from Inky Antics is my most cherished saying. I really love it. It reminds me that we dont always have all the time in the world to make our dreams happen. So do all you can TODAY, cause TODAY is what matters most. Its not how much time we have here but what we do with it that counts.

So, I cut a piece of Soft Sky cardstock-stamped 2 of the Jolies Fleurs from Lizzie Anne on the cardstock, as well as the sentiment. Colored with Copic markers, and placed it IN the box.

On the box lid I stamped my Paisley Butterfly. I colored it from the back, again with Copic Markers. NOTE: These markers color on all sorts of surfaces and are permanent!

I then added some bling from A Muse for the body of the butterfly.

Now the flower is stamped, cut and colored twice. The center flower is on dimensionals. The is very 3D in real life with 4 layers or interest!

Around the edge of my box I wrapped some coordinating Martha Stewart adhesive ribbon. WOW! Is that stuff awesome.

This was done for Kelly’s challenge (aka atomicbutterfly). She is my stamping IDOL-next to Nichole Heady who currently has my dream job at Paper Crafts! LOL!


I think we all have “someone” who inspires us. I hope that my blog inspires YOU. As that is my purpose in this whole venture.

Thanks for reading my blah,blah, blah.

Enjoy your weekend.

See you back here tomorrow-more Dirty Challenges! YEAH! What a fun week huh?

Coffee Time for Two

Jun 20, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

set of tea

I LOVE my coffee. That obsession doesn’t stop with my delicious caffeinated drink, it goes into my love for coffee/tea themed stamps as well. Like butterfly stamps if its coffee I need it too! These stamps are from Lizzie Anne Designs, and they are from the Simply Singles line. This is the Latte cup, and Latte Sentiment.

So, for this post I did a card, with a matching altered coffee bag. My friend Laura sent the bag to me! Thank you!!!!! Love it.

So I was thinking of a pretty shelf for my “tea cups” to sit on. I used my Martha Stewart border punch, and made the bottom. I then scored/folded the “shelf” part.

I stamped my cups on the patterned paper by Crate paper (Birdie collection), and cut them out. On one I stamped it on the opposite side, cut and moved the handle! That way I get a reverse image. make sense???? I used So Swirly (also Lizzie Anne) for the steam on the cups.

I stamped a verse from Sketched Sentiments (a must have from LA as well) and popped out with the large oval punch by SU! I then free handed the scalloped border around it. That was NOT fun! Im not good at stuff like that.

Anyway-some Martha Stewart ribbon and cardstock base and I was good to go! I felt the Paisley pattern looked like wall paper!

I also used my same border punch to make place mats under the cups or doilies as many would say.

Cute huh?

Bag of beans 


Well this speaks for itself. The coffee cup is 3D. I used the scalloped oval, cut in 1/2 as my “tablecloth” for the cup to sit on. Primas make everything perfectly pretty!

Thanks for looking!

Hope you enjoy YOUR coffee.

WAHOOOOO! Hot Stuff is NOW FOR SALE!!! This is a mini set by My Favorite Things Stamps. It retails for only $9.00!! Now that is cool.

You can buy it from Kim @ MFT (above), or All That Scraps, and eP.

So ready to get enabled?

Here we go!

latte set

On the Run- This is my Latte set To Go! Not an original idea, but I am proud that I made this cart all my my lonesome! I created my very own template, as I went along. Pretty cute eh?

I used my cardboard from the back of a 12 x 12 paper pack! Scored, cut and I was off. I then just covered it with my SEI Granny’s Kitchen  patterned paper.

Cut cardboard 9 x 12 

Scored at 3-6-9 (short side)

Then again at  3 – 9- 12.

Trim the edges so it folds in like a cardboard box. Sorry no visuals. Wasn’t planning on a tutorial!

Then wrap with paper of choice. I use my Xyron 900.

For the insert (handle)

Measure 3 inches by (however tall you decide). Score 1 inch from the bottom, then cut in half at bottom to fold.

This will allow you to adhere one flap to the left, and one to the right. This keeps it from falling to one side and keeps it stable.

Cover with Paper. Rounder corners at top, and use Key Tag punch for handle.

Its really EASY! I hope you try it.

Here is another view of it empty.

latte carton

 I used elements from the paper pack, and coordinating ribbon. The flower is by Bazzill.

For the Glasses

I just rinsed out some Starbucks coffee drinks.

Made a wrap for them, and decorated to tops.

The stickers are for the friends initals so you know who’s drink is who. For this one I used

L-for Latte

and C-for Coffee.

You can include a coffee mix packet in the set, or just fill with drink of choice! You can alos fill with candy or whatever else you choose!

Let me know what you think!

On the my FAVORITE card with this set

Krafty Blend

krafty blend

OMW! I love this card! Why? Because its not your typical colors for a coffee set. And I love my ingenious name for it! LOL! I have to say my layout is fabulous! I love it. I love all the elements in this. I’m just bouncin over it.

I used the Birdie Collection by Crate paper. Isnt it AMAZING? Im lovin it. I dont use my Kraft cardstock enough.

The flowers are by Prima, the Bubble Blue collection! LOVE them!

The ribbon is (you guessed it) Martha Stewart!

Now for my next favorite!

Monochromatic Latte

monochromatic latte

Colors-Blush Blosson, Pretty In Pink, and Bravo Burgundy. HELLO! I love it!

I thought it was a cool combo for this set. I started using MFT stamps Behind The Scenes (sold at all the listed retailers above and a MUST have) for the dotted bkgd (which uses a pink versamagic ink) and the flower design (done in a chocolate versafine ink). I colored the images with my Prismacolor markers. I used my friend Tracey’sidea for the liquid pearls in the centers of my Prima’s and the flower bkgd image!

I used this ribbon by .

Isn’t it great?

Now for the next one-

 Coffee and Friends

coffee and friends

This is like a favorite color combo of mine-regal rose, chocolate chip, certain celery, and white.

My Ribbon is my American Crafts. I was SOOOOO pleased with this layout! I love the coffee cups so much. I also love using circles on my designs. No idea why I just do!

The Girl is pieced onto the celery cardstock.

Announcement inspired-

invited coffee

I was one of the lucky people chosen by Rubber Stamping Fun to be on TEST panel and review their products. Well they recently sent a digital announcement out to everyone for the birth of their new baby girl. Sorry I will not attach it, as I feel it is personal to their family, but that is what inspired my layout for this design! The second I saw it I thought WOW! That could make a cool card!

I had to add the Cuttlebug folder spots & dots to complete the design

So there you have it! I colored my brads with a sharpie so they would be “chocolate” colored! LOL!

The 2 panels (rose-celery) have the circle punched in each 1/2. The Coffee Cup is on a punched out circle piece and on a dimensional. Cool huh?

Got 8 minutes?

circled coffee

Against my better judgement I am sharing this one. I would normally have trashed it! LOL!

BUT to show you that not all things are great I decided to share. Definitely NO saving the best for last with this one! Oh, well. Not even sharing the creative process. Just know it took about 8 minutes, and it was my first of the set. So I guess you could call it a warm up card, or a waste of pretty ribbon and patterned paper! LOL!

Dont get me wrong its OK, it just doesnt do the set justice!

Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think. I hope you get some HOT STUFF!

Stay tuned tomorrow-SKETCH CHALLENGE!

Butterfly Butterfly…………

May 1, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

I LOVE- LOVE- LOVE- LOVE- LOVE- butterflies! In case you didn’t realize that already! If I had a tattoo it would be a butterfly. I just love them so much it ridiculous!

So for the CC112 Think Pink I did this card. My friend Debbi, gave me this gorgeous butterfly embossed shimmery paper, so I had to use it on the next two projects.

Unfortunately this is a sympathy card for a family member. I always think butterflies when I do a sympathy card because they are so beautiful, and the signify NEW BEGINNINGS!

This card was inspired by my friend Nichole. She had a pretty, sparkly butterfly on the butt of her jeans! I was so inspired to make something after seeing that, so this is what I did.

Beautiful Butterfly


I embossed the butterfly (WINGED THINGS retired by SU!) in gold EP, on vellum cardstock. I used versamagic dew drops, and a cool felt pen to color in the butterfly. I then cut it out, and propped it onto a Prima Daisy.

Tha card base was done using Bazzil cardstock. I get a assortment pack when I buy that was I get a little of each color. I tied around some pink organdy ribbon, and tiffany fiber (a must have both by SU!) I stamped the sentiment in gold encore ink.

I layered the butterfly vellum onto brushed gold cardstock. The attached to card base. Attached the daisy, and I was done. I hope she likes my card.

Sentiment reads

The butterfly counts no the months

(inside) but the moments and has time enough.

Doesn’t it just give you goose bumps? It reminds me that every moment counts. No matter how long someone lives, it the memories that are made during that time that will make it last forever. As long as you have your moments your time is eternal.

Granted I have never (thankfully) lost anyone close to me so Im sure that sentiment would quickly be trashed-

And onto the next item!

I also got the stickers from Debbi-and we all have a deal must use our stuff this week!

So, I got this lantern (as well as 8 others) at the Target dollar spot!

 lantern Sorry I just cant get a decent photo of it any larger. It takes up my entire screen! Just click it, and it should show all the details!

HELLO! Nice deal! Its suppose to be a hanging tea light holder. I am using mine for decoration in my bathroom! LOL!

I love the stickers by K & Co. as well. Purple is my favorite color, and the rhinstone on the butterfly head is my birthstone! Happy Birthday to me!

So this lantern has glasspanel, I put my cardstock in front of the panel so IF I did want to burn a small tea light I could.

The ribbon is rainbow organdy ribbon from Michaels.

No stamping! But I love it!

Time for Tea gift set

Mar 22, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

Tea set

I LOVE coffee/tea themed items! When I saw this paper by Chrisitne Adolf at I knew I had to have it!

I had NO idea what I would do with the set, but the colors just drew me in. Then it hit me-HELLO serving tray! So I ran to Michaels where I got this white tray on sale for $7! The best part is it has a plastic tray cover, so your artwork underneath is protected! Another plus, I didn’t adhere it, so I can change the “mat” to suit any occasion!

I stamped the plastic tray with a gorgeous flourish image by Fancy Pants called Pollen Dust. I hope you can see how gorgeous it is in the photos. Find it at Jacksonbelle’s ebay store-link on my sidebar!

Tea tray

The next thing I did was use the tea cup patterned paper to inspire my glass coasters from the Bare Elements line at Creative Imaginations as well. You get a set of 4 Greg Glass coasters and a cute white box. Its cheap too! Like $6.99. I cut the PP size to fit, attached the coordinating stickers, then ran them through my Xyron 900 face down.

Making sure there were NO fingerprints I placed them onto my glass tiles. The rubber brayer made them stick, and evened out the adhesive so you cannot see it.


Next project was the box to hold the coasters, and of course the Tea party invitation!

My card-stock is from

I LOVE that Razzleberry dk color.

I used all stickers, and patterned paper. Don’t you just want to go to a tea party now?

tea card invite

Now NO tea party is complete with out your tea cups, and tea right? So I went to Michael’s and got this air tight jar for $1!!! Decorated it to match. The sentiment is a stamp from Inkadoo. Perfect isn’t it?

I used a tea cup template (source unknown) to make the teacups from patterned paper. The lables on my tea bags were also made by me using chipboard embellishments! Love it!

Thanks for looking!

tea cups

Pretty as a Princess

Mar 20, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

I have been having fun challenging myself since starting with the Dirty girls on SCS. Secret is, I really stink at 3-D items. Well, Alexa wants her room re-done in a princess theme. Especially with Disney coming in a few weeks. So, I went to Michaels and got her this mirror for a whopping $3! I found the  Once Upon a Time patterned paper by DCWV, in this end cap of the store. I knew I could do “something” with it. So home I went.

I painted the mirror with White MM craft paint. I then took a sponge, and sponged craft pretty in pink, bashful blue, and almost amethyst to creat the look of the paper. So here is the framed mirror!

Alexa’s mirror

It really shimmer’s IRL! The letters are chipboard I already had on hand by Marcella by K. I got the prima flower from Jacksonbelle’s ebay store. Its from the baby girl line. I used my glue pen and went happy, then rolled it in some old SU! Glitter from back in the day! LOL! Matches perfectly.

Alexa’s princess dress is paper pieced. I made the crown myself. She LOVES her new mirror.

Thanks for looking.

My Etsy

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