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Update on my mother

Jun 21, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

 Hi everyone-this is a family post so read at your own discretion.

I’m making this very quick, as I am heading out the door!  

Those of you who have followed MY MOTHERS STORY <— CLICK to read I have an update for you, and if you get a chance, and believe in prayer, say a quick one for my family today please.

I am heading out the door today to go to court with my mom. Last time we went to court her husband/and his lawyer agreed there was enough evidence to not fight against being held in jail without bail for 90 days.

Well the 90 days are up, and since that time my mom has had to appear before a jury to hear her side of thestory (and his) so they could decide if the charges of attempted murder as well as several others were appropriate for this case. It was decided that yes, they were and they also added a kidnapping charge to that as well.

 Today is VERY important because it will be decided if they hold her husband in jail until is trial, or if they will let him out on bail.

Please just pray there is enough reason to hold him where he belongs until he has a fair trail. I know my mother will not be safe if he is released, due to a particular incident that occurred, and many details that I cannot disclose. There is always much more to story.

It’s been a very tough week for me as I also lost my two fur-babies (my cats Moo-moo and Lovey) this past Monday.

They were 14 years old.

When most people get their first apartment they worry about furniture and things like that, my first purchase were my two cats! Being in a house of a dog lover growing up, we weren’t allowed to have cats. I always wanted one, so that is the first thing I did! They’ve been with me almost half my life!

 I had them since they were 4 weeks old! I planned on ONLY getting ONE kitten, but when I showed up, while the 3 other litters of kittens this woman had (we won’t go into my thoughts on that situation!) the two of them were cuddled together sleeping, then when they awoke they cleaned each-other!! I couldn’t separate them, so I took them both!

 I had to bottle feed them because they were still so young. They were brother and sister, and they needed someone because thier mother got run over by a car.

Long story short, they’ve both battled kidney issues since they were 5. My little boy cat-Moo-moo had more of the kidney issues over the last 5 years. For some time he’s been urinating blood. There has been nothing we can do, as we have done everything we could the last few years.

 Anyway, come to find out, over the weekend prior we realized they were both urinating pure blood, and were suffering with pain daily. They came into this world together, and left this world together. The two of them slept and played together daily for the last 14 years. I’m heartbroken. My dog Daisy has barely eaten all week. She use to sleep with them too. Its really hard.

Alexa is also pretty ill today, so my husband is taking her to the doctor for that, and I pray everything checks out OK.

I really hate to be such a downer today, but this is what is going on in my life. Tomorrow will be a better day, and some prayer can help all situations. I’m just running on empty this week.

In light of my DOWNER issues I would like to hear about something GOOD that is going on with each of YOU! I think hearing good news of others always brightens people’s day. It can be big news or something you are just happy about or proud of! SHARE!!!

On a GOOD note from me we are going on a family vacation very soon and the kids couldn’t be more excited! They are at great ages and I am really looking forward to time with them. 

OK gotta run!!

Thanks for stopping by

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Jun 2, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

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SOLD OUT!!

Jun 2, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

WOW! You all love your tea!!

A Spot of Tea has SOLD OUT! It is expected to be back in stock by mid month. Per request I have decided to allow you to still order the A Spot of Tea as well as the So Sentimental set!

Keep in  mind that part of your order will not ship until the set arrives back in stock (as stated in the store)

We do have our A Spot of Tea digital file available as well 😀

I’m happy you are all enjoying this release 😀 I cannot wait to see your projects.

We’re BACK!

Jun 1, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

YEAH! The store is now back up and running!

OUTAGE!

Jun 1, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi everyone

 You may find my store website is temporarily out of service! OH MY WORD!!!!!! WHY TODAY?

I called my service provider and SADLY there is an outage on the East Coast that they are working on.

I will let you know when it is back up.

This stinks!

Check it out!

May 22, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Don’t miss JUGS today! They are all featuring the Pretty Packaging Templates from MTME!

Play along and you can be entered to win a FREE template of your choice!

CLICK HERE! to see what everyone created 😀 I was BLOWN AWAY (as usual!)

I’ll be back!

May 6, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi everyone!

Lesa has a super sample for you today!

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 Lesa  fell in love with these colors and had the perfect idea of what to use them on.  She made this beautiful box to give to her daughter-in-law to be for her birthday.  Puckered Up © is the perfect template to use to put a gift card in. 

Make sure you check out Lesa today!

OK so now its my turn…..and I have to say sorry, my day was INSANE so I didn’t get my photos done. Guess I can’t do it all with only 24 hours in one day! LOL! So I’ll be back later with my samples for the day.

On a super note my hair straightening was AMAZING! I would highly recommend it. I’m just over the moon with the results!! My mom paid for me to get it done and I think I’ll be hooked! What a great gift!!

I got the Brazillian Keratin Treatment done on my birthday-Monday, and the process was completed today! It was applied on Monday, you have to let the solution sit in your hair for a few days.

It is an all natural solution that they apply, then they dry/flat iron your hair. They actually say its healthy for your hair.

This leaves it FLAT looking and feeling GROSS! Now it doesn’t LOOK as bad as it feels for those couple of days, but it is hard to leave it be! You can’t get it wet, or anything for the few days. Once you go back they wash the crap out of it, and she blew dry my hair (no brush, no straightener) and it was done in 10-15 minutes!! SILKY SMOOTH! OMGosh! I’m in love!!!Normally it was taking like an hour a day! So WOOT! WOOT! It is as smooth and shiny as silk! Funny cause I’ve always wanted straight hair and now I can have it 😀

It lasts about 16 weeks.

Many of you asked to keep you posted so I am. I’ll have to get a photo too! So if you are interested I say do some research and make sure they are certified to do it! I’ve been researching this for several month now!

OK so its time for me to get back to the daily grind! I’ll return with my sample soon!

Everyday is a Gift

May 2, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

 Today Mona Pendleton has a project to share. Be sure to check it out!

Happy Birthday to me!

Today I turned 32. UGH! Typing that I feel like it should be reversed: 23! LOL! When did I get to be 32? Good grief. I KNOW it’s not old (now that I’m here! LOL! but at 17 I would have said otherwise!), and  I certainly don’t FEEL it, but its hard realizing how fast time goes by. I try to value each day, and remember that in each day there is some gift to be had. Granted that isn’t always an easy task!

I have a very good life, that I an ever thankful for! I have 3 amazing children, a loving husband who is my best friend, family who comes together for each-other, an amazing group of friends, and I get to share something that I TRULY love with the world!

 What more can someone ask for, really?

Today I’m over the moon with excitement because I’m going to get the Keratin Hair straightening done on my hair! That is what my mom gave me as gift! (along with a lot of other stuff-she went overboard for sure!) I’m very excited because I currently straighten my curly hair, each day, and it is HIGH maintenance!! Now I can wash n’ go again! Having to straighten it has been so time consuming. I’d rather get back to exercising more regularly, and staying healthy than spending that much time on my hair.

Anyway, tonight I will have a nice dinner with my children and husband, and relish in how much they have changed one year to the next, remembering Every day is a gift!

Today I have yet another project for you using the NEW! Boxed Lunch © template, using the Sensational Stems, Sensational Sentiments, and the Paper Pattern Pieces sets.

Every day is a gift!

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How fun is this?

Everyone who may have *only* seen this template as a “lunchbox” hopefully you can see it can be dressed up for MANY different occasions, or suit any style, and be for male or female. There are so many more samples and ideas to come that you will soon see there is truly so much you CAN do with it, and a plethora of gifties that can go inside too!

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I’ve LOVE the ladybug in this set, and way just DYING to use her 😀 I have also had these bottlecaps in my craft room for YEARS!, I stamped the ladybugs on adhesive labels, then punched them out, and adhered then to the bottlecaps! They are fun, whimsical and really pack a punch with thier dimension. I paired this with the Pretty Printables Fun Flowers Digital Paper . It inspired my colors and really added to the look.

Now the tag……

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I didn’t want to stamp a sentiment ON the box itself, so I used the Paper Pattern Pieces circle frame, stamped in red ink, as my tag border, then stamped my sentiment in a lime green ink. I thought the coordinating flower from the Just For Youset was a perfect touch to the tag (on dimensionals of course).

What a great sentiment I think that is!! It is perfect to add to any gift, or any occasion!

I actually made this to give to my friend Tracey’s mom! We met up this weekend for our annual shopping trip at CKC in Manchester! We always get together for dinner the night before, and always have a blast. This was the perfect presentation for a gift I wanted to give her. (every year I mean to bring something and TIME always escapes me! NOT THIS YEAR!!)

Now look at the closure- it used the handle “side clips> and the buckle piece from the template, to appear to be the latch!

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I used a Basic Grey magnetic closure for this. EASY PEASY!

In the photo I have some YUMMY Strawberry Mango Fruit Twists (they are to DIE FOR!), but in reality I gave her the travelers size of the White Citrus Shower Gel, Lotion and Body Spray ! (body spray was too tall, so I packaged it all up in a large cello bag, and kept that separate) I didn’t get to photograph it that way, and the fruit twists were all I had on hand for this photo! LOL!

Now have about taking some of the NEW! Stamp sets, and creating a card that used VERY different images, yet MATCHES perfectly?!

Pretty Puckered Pattern

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Inspired by my packaging colors, I created this card using the Puckered Up Patterns and the Sensational Stems sets!

There is something so vibrant, and fresh to me when white, red and green are combined. When I TYPE it I think Christmas….when you SEE it used in these 2 ways you know otherwise!

I’m in love with this card, I do have to say 😀

The sets this month are truly a fantastic addition to you collection! So many ways to use each one.

Now how about that pattern!

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Here is the closeup view

I stamped my pattern then cut the panel.

If you LOOK at the Puckered Up Patterns set I used the 2nd one down on the left, stamped in a Spring Green from Momento. In between the pattern I stamped the smaller puckered like flower, in red, then dotted the centers with my singlo gel pen! EASY PEASY! Think of the variety of patterns and colors this new background building set can allow you!

Too fun.

Supplies

Pretty Packaging © template – Boxed Lunch

Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Sensational Stems, Sensational Sentiments, Paper Pattern Pieces, Puckered Up Patterns, Just For You

Pretty Printables © Digital Paper- Fun Flowers

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Cadnied Apple, Meadow, Thistle Stalk

Ink: Momento and SEI

Adhesive label, Buttons by SEI, Brads by SU!, Basic Grey magnetic closure, Ribbon by May Arts, Bottle Caps, singlo gel pen in white.

Well thank you for stopping by again. I hope you found the projects today of inspiration to you! There are several more days full of ideas, so come back tomorrow!

Latest Winner!

May 1, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

The random.org winner for the Day #3 giveaway was # 59!

(for some reason I can’t get it to paste here :C)

Freida F |

There is just no end to your creativity! These are all sooo fabulous! LOVE the sentiments!
Hope you have a FABULOUS birthday!

 She has won:

Pucker Up template

You choice of Border Builder cut file

Puckered Up Patterns

Sensational Stems

Congrats Freida!!

Winners!

Apr 30, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi everyone! I will announce the winner of todays contest later tomorrow!

Time to announce the winner of Perfect Peeks Day #1 and Day #2!

 Winner of Day #1

Boxed Lunch Template

Lunch Box Love Notes © & Additons (stamp or digital images-your choice)

Lunch Box Love Note Cut File (in your choice of file)

Lunch Box Cover © Digital Paper

Here are your random numbers:

158

Timestamp: 2010-04-30 20:14:22 UTC

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misti d. |

what fun, cute projects. my 4 and 8 yr old daughters would love to help with this fun project:)
it is adorable…….
thanx

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Winner of Day #2

Trendy Tool Tote ©

Sensational Sentiments ©

Puckered Up Patterns ©

Paper Pattern Pieces ©

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

32

Timestamp: 2010-04-30 20:15:58 UTC

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Amy Smith |

OMgosh the Trendy Tool Tote is just so cute! It’s going to be great for so many gifts. I also love the Puckered Up Patterns and the Paper Pattern Pieces. They are going to come in very handy!

Congrats to you all!

The release is just hours away!! I’m counting down the minutes 😀

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