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Birthday Card Box Winner

Jan 25, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Mytime Mail

Scroll down for my post today. 

Sorry this is late! Amber has been sick, and I spent the day with my family.

Here is the winner of the Card Organizer.

If you are wondering I have a random computer generated number get picked from

That way its 100% fair!

Today’s # was


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Timestamp: 2009-01-25 14:53:30 UTC


So that means the winner is:

Debbie |

Bad day is almost over and tomorrow will be better! I was just wondering how much weight you had lost by now. I started dieting and exercising last week and feel better already. I only hope I can hang in there like you are doing. I’d love to lose 55 lbs! I have been doing the Wii Fit and having fun doing it ;-) We all love you!


Thank you so much for all taking the time to make my day and lift my spirits 😀

Debbie-send me your address so I can mail this baby out tomorrow!

Lizzie Anne’s Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Jul 14, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Mytime Mail

Oh I have to say that I am so excited to share my samples with the new stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs  new release! But those have to wait a few more days.

They are also celebrating their BIG Birthday Bash!

You can see their big bash events HERE, as well as the release schedule for those of you anxious to see some peeks!!

In honor of their bash YOU get a chance to enter to win a SURPRISE set!! Just leave me a comment here, telling me your favorite thing about birthdays! Tricia will surprise “you” (aka random drawn winner-but you can’t win if you don’t enter and you have NOTHING to lose by doing so) with a set in your mailbox!!

SO leave a comment about birthdays and what you love:

Is it a certain cake, what kind of traditions or things do you look forward to? A favorite b-day memory or gift……………whatever you want! I will randomly pick a winner and announce them here tomorrow at noon EST!

Also Tricia has a giveaway today too!

(I have been BUSY BUSY!! You have NO idea! LOL! More to come.)

Now for some eye candy 😀

funky-fleurs.jpg Summer Fun Flowers

I just LOVE these colors together! I had so much fun making this card. Sometimes you need to know WHEN to stop. I wanted to add MORE but think that would have been overboard.

 Le Jardin is another one of my favorite flower sets. You cannot see by the photo, but I used a glitter pen along all the blue areas of the flowers. SO PRETTY and shimmery in person. LOVE IT!

I know I have said this before, but sometimes you NEED a layer. You don’t want it to be to heavy or overbearing, so that is when vellum cardstock comes in handy!!

 See my pumpkin layer? It needed another layer, but nothing over the top, or too contrasting in color that it would draw your eye away from the focus of the card, so I used vellum cardstock. I get mine from Stampin Up, and and HAPPY to say that Papertrey Ink is going to be carrying it as well.

I hope you like my card as much as I do! LOL! I just can’t get over this color combo-sky, olive, pumpkin-just YUM!

LAD is one of the only companies who releases every quarter, rather than monthly. I do post samples monthly, so just keep your eyes open if you want to see more of LAD, and check my sidebar for the other design team member’s blogs, who also feature samples through the month as well.

There is of course a gallery (aka Sketchbook) of inspiration-don’t miss that too.

Well that is all for today. Thanks for reading.


Butterfly Garden Winner!

Jun 22, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Mytime Mail

 Happy Sunday!

There is another Storage Units, Ink & More  Giveaway today

on Susan Liles blog!!! Click—->here


Here is the Winner to Butterfly Garden Giveaway!


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Timestamp: 2008-06-22 15:36:20 UTC

85. Julie Mutch |

Lauren, this is just beautiful! I love butterflies, too! A girl can’t have too many butterfly stamps! lol ) I always love stopping by to see what you’ve created each day, thanks so much for sharing all your inspiring projects! Congrats as well on becoming the Senior Designer with PTI! You go, Girl! )

So congrats to Julie!!

Thank you all for entering and your sweet comments. There are plenty more give-aways this week!! Keep checkin in to see who is posting next!


myt-30th-birthday-reflection-card.jpg Happy 30!

Happy 30th Birthday to me! (and you, if it is your day too, but if it is I doubt you are reading this! LOL!)

Today I am celebrating with a BIG giveaway! In honor of my 30 years, Im doing THREE winners!!! So THREE people have a chance to win. The winner will be drawn Monday morning, since Im celebrating ALL weekend!

Here are the GOODS!! SORRY for the yucky photos, it was to the point that if you wanted MYTIME MAIL- this was as good as it was getting.

Package 1-3 Lizzie Anne Designs sets-Samantha Alphabet, Dreaming of Dots, and In the Meadow. There are also 2 Paper Bouquet templates. (2) template sizes in each-one is a take-out box, the other a pillow box!


Package 2-Hero Arts Cupcakes (no birthday give-away is complete without them) and Bird-Day Designs


Package 3-Crafty Secrets Kitchen Classics and a Paper Salon mini tin with my favorite flower! A Tulip!


Just reply to this post with any of the following-your very best birthday memory, a gift you would love to receive, one thing you have learned from life, or words you live by!! You pick!

WOW! 30 years flew by fast! After 17, I don’t know what happened.

Thank you for the b-day wishes and those who sent me cards! WOW! So touched by that! Oh and lets not forget the emails! I had over 600 emails! OMG!! That is a gift in itself. I am slowly reading each and every one.



So here is the reminder! Remember this will enter you TWICE!! So you should all try it.

I believe it was 2 years ago, I began the tradition of making MYSELF a birthday card! I found it to be so fun. This is the sentiment (from  that will be used on every card, from here on out! It is the first anniversary of my 29th birthday! LOL!

Sine I LOVE purple, Bella’s and bling, this card was super fun for me to put together. I also love vellum, and the tag thingy’s. Lets not forget Copic markers! I am actually sending this to a fellow blogger, who is my “Birthday Twin”. Her name is Becky. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!!

I’m all emotional and long winded today so get the fresh cup of coffee if you feel like reading! LOL! 

This part begins the REFLECTION section.

my-30th-birthday-reflection.jpg Oh so 30!

This is Ohsoprettybella. Perfect. I am beginning to start this decade with self acceptance! What better Bella to use than this one? This is me! On the inside! LOL!

Did you notice the reflection in the mirror? Pretty cool huh? I was so happy that the “idea” translated to paper.

OK I am actually excited to be turning 30. My brain has clicked in, that it really isn’t the end of the world, but really a whole new start!  I have so many amazing things taking place in this new decade of my life!

My daughter is finishing her Cancer treatment! That is number ONE amazing to me. By far the best thing I could ever ask for. EVER! As mother’s we all just want our children to be HEALTHY & HAPPY. I know that is my number 1. Then it is to know God and have faith. I want them to grow up and find a fulfilling job, that they love, someone to share it with, and become people in the world who are kind, respectful, thoughtful and give a little something back to the world.

I could not ask to be in a better place right now! I have the BEST husband in the world. He is my rock and my very best friend. He has been there for me every second, never, letting me fall. He treats me like we are still dating, and looks at me the same-kids later & all!

I am getting to do something that I LOVE and find fulfilling, and think it’s safe to say I found my niche in life! I cannot tell you what this crazy stamping life brings to mine! Then the ability to reach others doing so. I never would have thought I would be where I am today, and I have enjoyed that journey! I’m so excited to begin teaching these classes in this setting!

When I look back on my 20’s, they were quite full. Some good, some awesome, but also some of the worst things I could have gone through! All amazing in the aspect that it lead me HERE! To a fabulous place, that I wouldn’t change one step for, because I would not be who I am today. I can’t tell you how each step affected me in phenomenal ways. Making me stronger, more independent. Unafraid to go for what I want.

Here is a 20’s recap

-finish college to become a nurse,  got married at 20, at 21 had first born child with life long disabilities but an amazing blessing, becoming a single mom by 22 and getting divorced, eventually meeting my husband and moving forward in life, packing up and moving to a place where I know NO ONE, remodeling a home, having 2 more children-both healthy, getting re-married, getting into stamping, finding out someone you love has Cancer (and that its your baby!!), pushing through that, someone I love beating cancer, then somehwere in the midst of all that, finding myself, sharing it all, and working to do what I love. WHEW! What a decade.

I think I may even be glad to say good by to my 20’s! I think that some of what I did takes most a lifetime! LOL! CRAZY!

So this is going to be a Decade of Different! A Decade of Fabulous! A time to enjoy life!

I am happy to say I have absolutely NO REGRETS. Let’s hope I get through my next 30, and can say the same.

30 things I learned along the way-in no particular order.

1) FAITH! The single most important thing I could ever have. Without it I would not have gotten through some of the worst times in my life. Same goes for family & friends.

2) You NEVER want to talk to ANYONE who calls from an (800) number! TRUST ME! LOL!

3) Make time for yourself and the things/people you love. You never hear anyone say “I spent too much time with so and so”. Usually only regrets of not enough time.

4) Try to be positive. It can ALWAYS be worse, and when it is, then know it has to get better-right?

5) You miss 100% of the chances you DONT take.

6) NO! I am learning to say that word to things I dont really want to do, or just don’t have time to do.

7) Shopping really is therapeutic! For me anyway! LOL!

8) You will never love anything more than your own children! Who else in the world would you GLADLY give your life for?

9) Work to LIVE, not live to work.

10) Money cannot buy you happiness.  Memories are something that will long outlast any fortune.

11) If it comes easy, it goes away easy! Things that are earned with hard work, will last much longer, and be more valued and appreciated, than those handed to us.

12) There is a reason that the older I get, the more I become like my mother! The older, the wiser!

13) That brings me to the understanding of “Youth is wasted on the young” While Im not “old” I am older, and I now GET IT!!! I wish at 20, I knew what I know now!

14) It is much CHEAPER to go to the dentist every 6 months, rather than wait a decade! I know what I am talking about.

15) Make sure you Pee before leaving the house too! You never know when you may ge stuck in traffic! LOL!

16) You really can have too much of a good thing.

17) Say what you mean, and mean what you say! Words are never forgotten and can hurt forever.

18) I hate sports! ALL of them, unless my child is involved.

19) Don’t wait till you have over 20 mice, to make your husband buy DECON! If ther is ONE there is a BIG problem-period!

20) If your husband takes you shopping for something (like a dog) he better be ready to buy it-THEN AND THERE!!

21) Everything has a reason and a purpose. You have the ability to make the most of very situation.

22) Take out does taste better! LOL!

23) When a house project gets started, there is a 2 year period from start to finish, anything sooner is a bonus! LOL!

24) If you want something done a certain way, then do it yourself 😀

25) To Do lists really do work! They are essential to my life. OCD isn’t all bad, it can actually come in handy.

26) In only ONE second you life can change forever. Don’t waste one minute.

27) Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today! No one is guaranteed tomorrow.

28) Live life to the fullest.

29) Twenty Nine-Once you leave it, its not the end of the world!! And speaking of the world, stamping can make a difference in the world! It can relieve stress, make someone’s day, capture a memory in an amazing way, and some of the best people do it!

30)THIRTY Is just the beginning of many great thing for me and my family!

I am SO up for the journey.

If you are still reading WOW! You must really like me! LOL!

I can’t wait to finish reading my emails & your comments here! Best of luck!!! I am off to a fabulous day! Thank you for the support and well wishes!



Kelley from Our Daily Bread is going to give ONE of YOU the chance to win THIS SET!!!!! HERE!!!!!

Just leave a comment on this post!

I would love to hear what your most difficult challenge is for paper crafting.

Be it a color, technique, templates-WHATEVER challenge you face! Or maybe something you want to learn!!! SO leave that info in the comments section, to enter to WIN!

I will draw the winner, by,  on Tuesday!

Best of LUCK!


Sorry Im SOOOO late with this post. I really needed a break, and we are trying to get our Easter stuff done, then I got side tracked with some MOJO, so I had to stamp 😀 All for FUN too!! Love that.

Plus I needed a card for Jay’s grandmother-its her b-day.

One of my photo lights broke, so I’m trying to find one to replace it-and WOW! They are pricey and hard to find. I really NEED it, so am hoping I can find one sooner rather than later.

I hope you have a great Easter weekend for those who celebrate it.

We are off to BUY a pre-made dessert for tomorrow. Normally I knock myself out trying to “do it all”. I always come up with some fabulous dessert idea. It takes a few hours to do. It’s always been that way, for every function, since I have been with Jason.

 Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed doing it, but not really anymore. It’s another thing on my to-do list! I decided to let the stress of that just go. I do think I should definitely contribute by bringing something. I was taught you never go to someone’s home empty handed, and you always help in the kitchen and with clean up.

Anyway-letting it go just feels good. I didn’t make anything for Christmas either. I bought some tarts.

It doesn’t make sense anyway-I spend more on the ingredient’s than I would on a dessert that is just as fabulous , but already made, and saving me TIME!

OK so I do feel a “little” guilty about not bringing a home-made dessert, but I’ll get over it, while I’m stamping instead 😀

For those who asked Alexa seems to be OK! Thank GOD! She is at her father’s this weekend. I’m a little sad, she isn’t here, and missing some family stuff with us, but she really wants to be there, since they have a new baby.

Now lets get to the sketch!!

sketch-40.JPG click to enlarge.

We are keeping it in the corner-and SINGLE layer!!!

target-cherish-tomorrow.jpg Words to live by-

I so love this sentiment.

 I used this flower by Stampendous, that my friend bought me a while ago. It’s amazing what you find when you dig through your PILES of stamp cases. I LOVE this image, and have not used it as often as I would have liked to.

Doing this helps me BEHAVE, and NOT buy unnecessary stuff-just because I like to get new things! LOL!

I made this after my card posted the other day, using colors inspired from some funky shorts I saw a Target.

The colors are white, gray, celery, and olive. The flower center is all green Stickels-really pretty in person. I liked the main image at that top corner, so not expected. Most of the time we put things in the bottom right, or left.

For me, I also don’t usually make cards that the focus is horizontal-isn’t that strange? I perfer a vertical layout.

Do you have any card quirks, like that, that you have noticed?

I also LOVE WHITE!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

I try to step out of the box and use more color-but sometimes you just dont need it-KWIM?

I love clean and simple-yet finely detailed cards. Theya re the one’s I am MOST drawn to in a store. Not sure why, they always capture my attention, but they do.

After my post —>HERE<—, I realized MANY of you need help keeping it S-I-M-P-L-E!

So for todays sketch, THAT is exactly what I need YOU to do.

You can add MINIMAL layer’s (if needed) but I perfer you keep it a SINGLE layer. If you get it to go a little off the edge-heck, even better.

You need to keep your main image to “A” corner. I don’t care which one-just do it.

Here is another example I did-so you get another idea.

corner-it-bird.jpg Bird on a Branch

This card uses my NEW! Birds Galore set by Inkadinkadoo, and the Papertrey Ink Birthday Basic’s set.

I stamped the bird in versamark, then heat set with Heat & Stick powder. Applied some copper foil for a neat look!

I then used my Scor-Pal, to create a light embossed border around the bird. SO subtle and pretty! Still needed “something” so I added the Maya Road velvet flowers, with some silver bling-for contrast!

Love it! Very simple-keeps my image at a CORNER!!! AND is ONE layer!

Now its your turn.

If you try the sketch post a link in the comment’s section. I hope you do-its a great one for quick cards, and a challenge for most!


If you try the sketch-that allows you to enter for the stamp set 2x’s!!!

Tomorrow I will share my flower tutorial used on one of my Papertrey Projects!! I am also excited to soon share photos of the kids rooms-I may do a Smilebox, and the Thank You card I made for Kathie who made Daisy’s album!

OK now I’m off!

Till tomorrow.

Mytime Mail winners posted!

Mar 17, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Mytime Mail

Before I announce the winner’s I really want to thank EACH one of you for the wonderfully sweet things you shared with me not just these past few days, but everyday!

You all make my day, when you visit.

I am happy you enjoy “my time” here, shared with the WORLD!!!

I read every single comment and each one made me smile.

So thank you!

I will have another MYTIME MAIL very soon-

HINT: Our Daily Bread 😀

Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment! I have emailed the winners!

Thanks again.  



MYTIME MAIL WINNER Papertrey Pack-  


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Timestamp: 2008-03-17 23:38:03 UTC

85. Donna Meeks

Hi Lauren –

Congrats on 1 year of blogging! I visit your site several times a week and really love your awesome designs and the chattiness of the blog. I enjoy hearing about your kids, dog, what provides inspiration to you in your creations. You have a true talent in coming with sweet card designs and they are all so fun and colorful. Thanks and keep up the good work!

Mar 15, 11:07 AM


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Timestamp: 2008-03-17 23:44:27 UTC6

63. jules

Oh MY!!!!! Lauren, how do you do it?!?! You are so amazing. I can’t imagine which one I would say I like the most. They are all lovely. The first is pretty, the second with the shell is really neat, the next one with the brown cs really stands out. And then the candle…well that is super-dee-duper cool!

You just amaze me.

See….I told you, you ROCK!


Thanks again everyone-

Till tomorrow!

WOW! It is so hard to believe I have been blogging a year! TIME FLEW BY!

I never thought “I” would have a blog, let alone one people would actually VISIT!!!

I have come to get to know SO MANY of you, and you have read my babble on who knows what, for however long. You share with me and make me laugh and sometimes cry. Its just an amazing craft to be a part of, and stamper’s are the most amazing and giving/friendly people. You are all also so very supportive-so I thank you!

I want to celebrate my time here with you by giving back. Why? Because of of you totally make my day by checking in and even sometimes commenting, and sharing 😀

That means MYTIME MAIL!!!!!


In this package the winner will be drawn on Monday. Its a value of  over $50!

This will make Monday a happy day for someone ( I hate Monday’s). I put together a package of some of my favorite things.

The winner will receive the following-

My Papertrey Party Pocket set  filled with 6 different Studio G stamp sets.

Current issue of Paper Crafts April/May 08. I have a project using Beautiful Blooms on page 68!!!

A acrylic set by Inkadinkadoo-has sentiments, flourishes and butterflies!!! SO ME!!!

A Stampin’Up! Accent’s and Elements kit

AND an SEI complete card kit! (I love SEI!!!)

All you have to do is leave me a comment. Tell me why you visit ME here. What you like or take away, if anything. OR what you want me to do in the future! Make it a better place to come to visit.

If you do the sketch that lets you enter AGAIN!!!!!

Remember you have till Monday!


Now it’s Saturday Sketch time-and a tutorial! WOW! A lot in ONE day huh?

What did you think of the PTI release? WOW! Huh?

Did you check out all the gallery of amazing ideas put together by the Design Team? Check in the March 08 Release!

In case you missed this one:

Here is the Sketch-Since Im doing a tutorial on the umbrella-it would be really cool if you could try it. If not just use the sketch. It still qualifies for ANOTHER entry, if done by Monday morning


If you try it please leave another link in the comments section.

I wanted to share with you how I made this card, for the Papertrey Ink release today!

NOTE: I will share a different project each day till they are done, along with whatever else I have to share.

pti-paper-patched-umbrella.jpg Shower of LOVE

I was inspired to create this by the sentiment, and the top decoration of the label! Plus I LOVED that patterned paper, and needed to showcase how nice it is!


This is a cute shower card or invitation for baby or bride, using our pretty patterned paper as your umbrella!Stamps- Boxes, Bags & Tags, Favor It Weddingscardstock- PTI select white, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush

Patterned Paper-Pink Pattern Collection

Ink-PTI Palette in Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush

Ribbon-PTI blush twill

other- wire, oval coluzzel, sm. oval punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop punch, swiss dots embossing folder by provocraft

DIRECTIONS! Click to enlarge photos

You want to choose your paper first. Then decide if you want to use a round cutting template, or an oval. Either will work. The sample card at the top uses the circle, the sample card at the bottom uses the oval. I used a Coluzzel cutting template for these.

Follow same directions for either shape.

1) Cut three 1/2 circles or ovals


2) Take the 2 paper’s which will be your sides, and place them patterns facing together. You have to trim them together so the side panels of the umbrella will be EVEN!

Trim into a crescent shape, leaving points in the middle


3) Adhere the panels to the main umbrella base. Now use your SMALL oval punch, and slide bottom middle into punch.

You will hardly see the end corner’s of the side pieces. PUNCH.


4) Now the edge pieces. Put your side in. You will put the piece in until you see the corner of the center piece. PUNCH.

Do this for both sides


This is what it will look like-after punching


Now here is the finished card!


I used the new Simple Alphabet to create my sentiment.

This used Papertrey Ink Green Thumb, Simple alphabet, Everyday Blessings Patterned paper, Polka Dot ribbon in Spring Moss, PTI Select white, Spring Moss & Aquamist ink/cardstock, Polka Dot embossing folder, wire, coluzzel.

Well that is ALL!! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and find time to give it a try.

I still have my guest designer stuff to show you-I SWEAR that will be tomorrow!!! I want to give it the proper attention!!!

It’s been a insane week here. I have so much still to do. I forgot this week is EASTER party stuff for the kids!! Now I gotta get cracking on some deadlines and get that stuff done too!

WHERE is March going? WOW! Time is whipping past me.

Once again, thank you so much for the support and checking in here.

Till tomorrow!


Mar 8, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Mytime Mail

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Timestamp: 2008-03-08 16:16:26 UTC

275. Alyssa | |

It’s easy to see why you have so many readers…your talent is amazing! I started lurking around your blog about 3 1/2 to 4 months ago and check back daily, if not a couple of times per day. Wow! Amazing array of goodies! I make one wish daily, to figure out what career I can switch to that will fulfill me. Traveling is apparently not a career I can make any money at! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity! )


Congrats to Alyssa, and thank you all for reading!!

WOW! I cannot believe how many people got to comment! That ROCKS!!!!!

I really enjoyed reading ALL your wishes!

Ill be right back with the Saturday Sketch!

AND if you didn’t win don’t worry-I have MORE AWESOME MYTIME MAIL for my Blog-aversary date on the 15th!!!!

SO mark the calendar!

WAHOO!! YOU CAN WIN! MARCH-Mytime Mail-Make a wish

Mar 6, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Mytime Mail

I do have a post with card below this for today!!! Dont miss it!

WOW! I seriously cannot believe this-but I am OVER 500,000 HITS!!! AND by blog-anniversary isn’t until the 15th! This calls for a CELEBRATION!

When I started blogging I think I had like 6 reader’s! LOL! So ANYTHING is possible.  I am so grateful for those of you who come and read! It’s so nice to know you all enjoy it as much as I do.

This is my place to share, and just have FUN! I don’t let this blog thing stress me out, and just enjoy posting here daily , and connecting with SO many of you daily! It’s also been a great support to me and my family 😀
I love when YOU share with me. Everyday so many of you make me laugh out loud with your comments, emails and things you share.

As a THANK YOU to you, I want to do a giveaway of some MYTIME MAIL!


Anyone want a chance to win these YUMMIES?

Here is what is included-A $40 Value!

Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Hello Birdie Stamps

EK Success Paper Shapers flower punch-which is EXACTLY the same as the Stampin Up! Flower trio punch

Memory Box Sprout 6 x 6 paper pack

Paper Bouquet Pocket Book box (2) templates- I personally LOVE this one

Autumn Leaves Hand Drawn Alphabet (upper and lower case)


All you have to do is make a wish! Just like blowing out the candles on a birthday cake.

In the comments section, tell me something you have been wishing for.

It can be a personal goal, family wish, a product, stamp/set, images, whatever is on your wishlist.

WHATEVER you choose-its your wish! You can list ONE thing, or as many as you like.

I will draw a random winner on Saturday!

Best of luck! And thanks for sharing 😀

Till tomorrow!

WOW! Where did this week go?

I had quite the week here. The excitement of “me” being part of Papertrey Ink. Her INSANELY awesome new products!!!! Seriously could you possibly ask for more-well I guess yes! MORE of the awesome-ness she is bringing. Check it out, if you haven’t already! Ribbon’s, paper and ink-OH MY!!  I had to go buy MORE ribbon storage, and ink storage. I am NOT complaining 😀



Lots of “stuff” going on and my mojo is in a FUNK! I am catching up on last week’s blog challenge and this one as well. Make sure you enter the MYTIME MAIL-details at the bottom!

I want to update many of you who asked about Daisy! Thanks for remembering about her surgery 😀 LOVE YOU! She is now back to normal. After the “fixing” she cried for 2 nights! Broke my heart-poor baby. Her incision is still healing, and her activity is back to normal.

daisy-in-trouble.jpg This is what I woke up to today.

Someone, got into the bathroom!

How can you get mad at her? She has quite the “personality”, I swear. She has been the BEST addition to our family. Never owning my own dog, the prospect of adding one to our home was always a bit scary. I am so happy we researched a perfect match for breed, to our needs/wants as a family. I am also happy we bought Daisy and not some other “cheaper version” like Jay wanted!! LOL!

He agree’s I was right! Aren’t I always? We as woman, know out stuff!  (Im kidding-sort of)

She has gotten quite furry-I can’t see her eyes! Thank goodness she doesn’t shed! I cannot even imagine the fur-

Now my fur-less babies. Noah did AMAZING at the dentist! I was in SHOCK!! He was awesome the first time, but figure a little kid getting needles in his mouth-he ROCKED! I was so proud of him.

Poor Alexa on the other hand-pulled a MOMMY! She had a panic attack over the x-rays. But we did get her teeth cleaned. She needs work-but I will have it all done when she gets knocked out for her spinal chemo in 2 weeks or 3 months-depends on the dentist schedule.

So my wallet is a mere $200 lighter! LOL!

Anyway-lets move on to the eye candy-

THIS week’s challenge was to use chocolate chip, rose red, pumpkin pie, and taken with teal.

mytime-bc-rocket-love-in-air.jpg Rocket man-

So I used my NEW! Cat’s Pajama’s set-Puppy Love. I am so in love with the new sets.

I got this general idea form my Papertrey Ink-reveal card. Its different but based on my original idea, of 3 panels, and acetate overlay.

I used A Muse twinkle heart stickers for the rocker “dust”. The button is the “moon”. OK I know-Im weird. But I think this is a simple, cute card for a guy 😀 Maybe my guy!

Now LAST weeks challenge was to use the layout from the Sell-a-bration catty-the front page birthday card. Mine isn’t exact-but close.

sweet-baby-myime-flutter.jpg Welcome baby

YES! I am sorry ANOTHER baby card. What can I say, I need alot of baby cards, lately.

My friend Amy got me this butterfly embossing folder by Spellbinder’s, since she know how much I LOVE them! Thanks Amy! Waving hello!

So instead of having the butterfly be cut out, I decided to just emboss it on the layer, and use the embossing openings as a template to apply mypearlescent chalks for a POP of color!!

Sentiment is Limitless Labels.

Everything else is Martha Stewart. The ribbon, patterned paper, dry embossed paper, scallop and flower punch-PRETTY! PRETTY stuff!

I hope you enjoyed todays post.

I need to get to work, because C.C. Designs is having another release! Wait till you see the ADORABLE stuff she has planned.

I feel SO extremely blessed to be able to represent all these AMAZING companies 😀

Don’t forget that the Saturday Sketch is tomorrow too 😀

OK I am off. But, first-I have reached ALMOST 400,000 hits! HELLO! That rocks-my blog isn’t even a year old yet! So thank you for reading, and that being said-


What company or heck-even stamp set,do YOU want to see a sketch done for?

C.C. Designs 

Papertrey Ink

Lizzie Anne Designs


A Chemistry With Paper

Green Grass Stamps

Take your pick.

You can even suggest a color combo!

I will pick a random # tomorrow afternoon-and whom ever gets picked-I will use their suggestions, for MY sketch next weekend!

They will also get a surprise goody package! Have faith, it will be awesome!

Thanks for playing.

My Etsy

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May 2022