chocolate bunnies in a box

Well my friend AJ (aka willowsmama) sent me this sweet bunny from Impress Rubber Stamps (and some yummy prima’s)! Thanks AJ! How did you know I loved this bunny. Here is your cyber thank you-:D

Well my mom’s birthday is on Easter this year, so I figured since I am giving her gourmet chocolates in her own Easter basket as part of her gift, that this card would be perfect! Can you say yummy Lindt chocolate bunny? I hope it makes it to her.

This was going to be for the LSC on SCS then I realized it says no choc. or coffee themed items-oops!

I made my own “candy” box. Just cut, scored and folded using the same idea as Alexa’s purse template below! Only ALOT smaller! I used my square punch for the cover. Then adhered the acetate sheet underneath, just like a real candy box. The bunnies are stamped on cocoa cardstock, in choc. chip, the cut out. The box still opens too.

Needed to use my weave bkgd I just got from Cornish Heritage Farms. Isn’t it cool? The ribbon is from Jody’s ribbon share. Its my favorite of the Lollipop ribbon. Anyway, finished with my sweet shop stamp by A Muse. Sentiment is from a retired SU set called Oh So Sweet (i think). Paper is Au Chocolat by SU! If you don’t have it you need it!

Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Masculine my way

Mar 21, 2007

Masculine card

OK I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds guy cards difficult. But I have to say I liked this one alot. Will I give it to “my” dad, NO! LOL! But I still love it.

 A girl on SCS and I switched images (sorry I forget who!) and she was sweet to send me several of this image in vanilla and white. Its Classic pick ups by Stampin up! You may not see that the image is filled in with pearlescent pastels. I like the rustic, vinatage-y (yeah I know its not a word but I like it) feel. I LOVE my Prism paper! Its got a soft textured side which was perfect for this card. Plus it matched my ribbon and PP. I love combining my goodies from different companies. What do you think? Should I buy this set?

Let me know what masculine sets you love, and feel free to enable me with a link. This is my toughest area of creativity!

Prisim cardstock- in Nautical blue light (

Patterned paper -well worn bkgd by Marcella by K (target)

Tim Holtz distressing ink in tea.

father sticker by- 7 gypsies (starlitstudio ebay store)

ribbon from Jody’s ribbon share

buttons by SEI- grandmas attic

HPH in gold 

Pearlescent pastels

glitter pen by Sakura (starlitstudio ebay store)

edge distressor by SU!

Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Kids with notebooks from Debbi

Here are my kids! Alexa, Noah and Amber. They are all so happy cause they had gotten some mail from Debbi (aka StampinCPA). She made each of them notebooks with thier names. They felt SO special! Thanks Debbi.

Every time they write in them I cringe. They are just too cute.

Author: mytime | Filed under: My family stuff

Due to more people ordering Alexa’s stamp set-


So you are probally wondering why my last 2 posts had stuff with Alexa’s set. Well there is a good reason for that. Are you ready? Can you say FREE goodies?

Well I have been dying to get everyone using their Alexa set. So if you have it, and you want some MYTIME MAIL (aka free goodies) then you have to enter the contest!

Yup! You read it- a contest.

What’s in it for you. Well there is a humongo pack of designer paper,  by Rob & Bob studio, the Alexa purse & wallet set shown blow on my blog, and a $10 gift certificate to ECLECTIC PAPERIE.

Want in? Well comment on this post, and send a link to your card, no matter where its posted, your own blog, SCS gallery, wherever! If you are computer savvy and can post a photo here thats great too. Contest ends March 31st! Winner will be announced here on April 2nd! “I” will not be judging any of the enteries, but will have my husband sit with the kids and pick. Alexa of course has the final say. So, think like a 7 year old! LOL! There will be 3 winners total. I will try to get photos of the placement prizes uploaded here in a day or two. Alexa has ALOT of appointments Wednesday and I will be away from my computer!

1st place- Rob & Bob super slab, Alexa set w/gift card for $10 to eclectic paperie

2nd place- Black tote photo holder (holds 5 photo’s on front)

3rd place-misc $1 stamps (acrylic) from Mikes and Joann’s

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Happy Stamping!

Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

Pretty as a Princess

Mar 20, 2007

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.

Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

Alexa’s Set

Mar 20, 2007

Alexa’s Purse & Wallet set

 Well I have been getting overloaded with PM’s on Splitcoast asking me for instructions on how I made this  Purse & Wallet  gift set.

So I figured my new blog would be the perfect place for your step by step instructions! My very first tutorial! How exciting. I found it fun to use my daughter Alexa’s stamp set since I love it so much, and in hopes that those of you who dont have it, will want it! LOL!

I would also like to do a contest, so see next post!

You can make ANY holder, purse or gift box just by adjusting your measurements!The important thing to remember is make sure your front/back panels are the same, as well as your bottom and sides.If this explaination is unclear, think of the 2-4-6-8 box instructions. Because the box around is 2 inches, you score from the bottom 2 inches.This rule applies to the dimensions of any square item! Any size!Now for rectangle items like my purse, you can choose to make the opening as wide as you like! Just adjust the entire measurements!It really is easy once you get started.Clear as mudd?Well go grab your cutter, and scorer and follow along step by step! It should make sense once you are finished.

If you are confused, email me and I’ll be happy to help you out!

Instructions for purse

Finished size 5 1/2 x 4 with 1 inch opening/side panel.

Cut doublesided cardstock 7 1/2 x 11.

Along the 11 inches- score at 4, 5, 9, 10. This makes the front, bottom, back, and top closure flap.

Along the 7  inches- score at 1, then 10. This will make the side panels.

Now snip the bottom seam corners, and trim excess from top purse flap. (see photo)

Purse back

Ahere using redline tape.

For flap closure I used magnets by Basic Grey.

Handle- cut strip 1 x 12. Score an inch on both end. Fold , and adhere under purse top flap.

Decorate as desired!


wallet complete

Cut doublesided cardstock 4 x 8 1/2.

Score at 4 and 4 1/2.

Cut 1 x 3 scrap piece. Score at 2 and 2 1/2.

Template wallet

Attach at the small scored end to wallet.

Punch a piece from the word window. Lay out where it best holds the strap in place.

One comfimed place to attach, use brads to hold in place.

Now your stap will easily slide in and out of wallet, and hold it closed.

Adhere plastic lugguage tag inside wallet using redline tape.

Place a piece of coordinating cardstock inside holder, and adhere inside. This is to cover the view of the redline tape.

Now you can put in a gift card, certificate or cash!

Wallet inside


Double sided cardstock-I used Fancy Pants Keylime Pie series in Delightful and Delicious

Pink brads, Word Window punch, corner rounder, liquid pearls, jewels, Prima daisy,

button, round tab punch, magnetic closure by Basic Grey,plastic luggage tag

ribbon by American Crafts, Key chain $1 spot @ Target, redline tape

Stamp set-Alexa’s set, celebrate in style by SU!

Ink-Basic Black, positively pink, pretty in pink, bashful blue, blush blossom, creamy caramel

certain celery, choc. chip

Author: mytime | Filed under: Tutorials

Hello world!

Mar 15, 2007


Hello World! Welcome to my blog!

Well, here I am. Can you believe “I” am blogging? I know I can’t. I am SO computer challenged, which is funny considering I’m married to a computer geek! LOL!

Emily (emilymomto3boys) and her sister Kimberly (mamakimberly) seriously helped me get this up and running, so a HUGE thanks to them!! I would still be staring at a screen of God knows what if it wasn’t for their help. Oh and my hubby Jason. He was seriously patient through this entire process!

 Do you like my title? I feel this suites me most! I got my SCS name “mytime” cause thats what my stamping time for me is. A time when I can destress, be myself, and do something for “me”. Time away from all the many hats we as women wear. Not that I don’t enjoy all that I have in my life, its just a nice temporary retreat!  I’m a better person when I make time to step back and do something I enjoy.

Since this is the place where I will be sharing my creations, that was so sutiable for my title.

Now you may say “What is Stampendence?”. Well, I am doing this for myself . When I stamp, I have no responsibilities. I’m in my own world, so instead of independence I chose “stamp”endence! I feel free when I am creating. I love my word for it.

Anyway, its been an AMAZING month for me! I was invited to join the Dirty Dozen Design Team on Splitcoaststampers. That was a dream come true.

I was asked to also design for All That Scraps. Thanks to Amy R for pointing her to my gallery.

I had a 2 page layout/article,  for the promotion of my daughter Alexa’s stamp set, published in the March/April edition of The Rubber Stamper! All procedes from the sale of her set go to the Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for research in treatment!

Check it out Its called Alexa’s set. Alexa got to pick what she wanted for a design, and one stamp is even Alexa’s actual signtaure! BIG thanks to Melissa for putting her dream into action! If you want to read the entire story of what was “suppose” to be printed in The Rubber Stamper go to my Pages section and click on Alexa’s Story!

There are also alot of cool things in between, but I don’t want to bore you from the word “hello”.

Now, I started a blog. I don’t know how interesting my life is to everyone but I plan on keeping this as fun and exciting as possible!

That being said I am always open to what YOU want to see on my blog. So feel free to make suggestions as I go.

I look forward to sharing this fun art with you, and all that I know!

I plan on persuing some goals I set this year, and hope you’ll have fun with me on my journey persuing them. I hope this place will help inspire you to find your own creative style and stampendence!


Author: mytime | Filed under: Introduction


OK I have WAY too many stamps I DONT use. I am selling them 1/2 off the original price. Then add what I pay for shipping to you. Multiple sets can be shipped flat rate box. Multiple sets I will gladly give you a deal!! I just need these gone.

My sets are all expertly mounted, some staining my be present. If you want to know the condition of a particular set in RE: to staining or whatever let me before hand.

Here goes my list!


HOSTESS SETS/Sell A Bration sets/other exclusive sets

Paint Prints

Occasionally NEVER used

Made From Scratch

Say it Simply

Send a celebration

Birthday Best

Pocket Full of Posies

Holiday Blocks

Around the Block

Burst into Bloom

Good Things Grow

Very Punny

Gently Falling

Love ya bunches

All I have seen

Fun Filled


All Year Cheer 2

Collage alpha (mostly uncut-unmounted)

Festive Four

On Safari

Simple Shapes

Around and About

Alphabet Soup

Tag  Time


Happy Hearts

I like your style

Simply Sweet

Lets Party

Something to Celebrate

A Little love

Happiest of Holidays


Natural Beauty


Tiole Blossoms

Spring Garden

Sweet & Sassy RMDH

All the Best

Author: mytime | Filed under: FOR SALE

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