Archive for March 23rd, 2007


Dirty story of fame & shame!

Mar 23, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Well my fellow dirty girls said I should share this incident on my blog with all of you, so here goes.

I was at my local craft store a few days ago.

The isle was full of women, and I was shopping with my 4 yo son, Noah.

While browsing the isle, a woman who works there stops me and says “Oh my God!  You’re that dirty girl on line.”

All the women in the isle quickly turn and stare at me. The clerk had no idea how her comment actually sounded.

I start blushing and quickly explain “Um, shes talking about a stamping website, and I’m on a design team the called The Dirty Dozen. Its not like it sounded. No one seemed convinced of my “story” nor were they impressed!

So we keep shopping and Noah keeps asking me “Why are you a dirty girl? You tooka shower today!” She called you dirty, are you a dirty girl?” And on and on it went till we finally left!

I wish I remembered her name, if you were one of the people in the isle or the clerk post back here!

Who would have thought being “recognized” could ever be so embarrassing!

Beautiful Butterflies

Mar 23, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Just because

Oh its official! I’m in LOVE with this set by Papertrey Ink-called Butterfly Kisses!

This is an acrylic set. Many people complain about the images when its an acrylic stamp. All I do is stamp on a old mouse-pad and have NO PROBLEMS with ANY brand of acrylic. NEVER, no matter what kind of ink. These cards used classic ink by Stampin Up! unless specified otherwise.

I so wanted to use it more but had a rough day with the kids! So this was it.

The top Just Because card was made just for that reason, because! I wanted to use this paper again by Piggy Tales. The butterfly was colored with markers, and then stamped on vellum card stock.

Shimmery White ink was used for the solid border image. My quickie glue pen by Sakura made a super flying swirl easy. Glitter is by Prism. Not alot going on with this but I like its simplicity. Card-stock is by Bazzil. This card will forever remind me that this little butterfly in the left corner was the last time I will ever see it. Its lost and gone forever now, and I am bummed!

butterfly

Now this card is my kind of card! Pink and brown-LOVE IT! I didn’t really like it at first but my upline Paulette stopped by ( to take my mail to the PO! How sweet) and thought it was great (but she always says that) so it grew on me!

Paper is 3 bugs in a rug-love it! Flowers are Bazzil, and Prima Sprites. Brads are by Queen & co.

Ribbon is from Jody’s lollipop ribbon share.

I folded back the open flap, and cut the butterfly wing, where it was scored. The ribbon keeps it tied shut.

inside

This was my very first time in 3 years of stamping ever using RUB ONS! I don’t know that I ever will again either. I prefer the stamping. It gave my hand a cramp rubbing like crazy to make sure they were “on”. The rub ons are by Marcella by K. The border on the front, and the friends greeting is the rub on part.

Thanks for looking.

Aren’t these Dino-Mite?

Mar 23, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

OK something you should know about me. I am a flower image addict. If its a flower or a butterfly I NEED it! LOL! So, having that “problem”, when I have gone to stamp boy/masculine cards you can guess what happens. I have NO boy images!

I swore to myself if I was going to spend any $$ I would also increase my boy/masculine stamp collection. Well when I saw Kims Dino-Mite set I knew I had to have it!! It makes the CUTEST boy cards EVER!

If you need this set you can go to my shoppping list, and click on  My Favorite Things . Don’t blame me if you put more than this set in your cart! LOL!

colorful dino

For both dino’s I used glossy cardstock. I stamped the images twice. Once on glossy, anotheron whisper white. I daubered color on the glossy card-stock, then ran it through my cuttlebug.

Cut out the dino, then rubbed it directly in the ink. Attached over image in whisper white. These dino’s look real, I swear! LOL! Plus they “feel” cool. The top dino, I stamped the dino-mite like a million times in different colors. Since this is a clear acrylic set you can see where its going! It actually didn’t take too long. The ribbon is a sticky ribbon I got at Joann’s for a buck! See I can cut corners! LOL!

dino bday

Now This one uses just the cupcake from the set, and the happy birthday sentiment. You can’t ell by the photo but certain circles are highlighted with glitter for a little WOW factor. Sweet & simple is sometimes the best. Especially for kids. I spent HOURS making a card for a friends daughter only to watch in horror as she picked off all the raised letters that spelled out her name! Lesson learned!

cupcake

So not Easter images

Mar 23, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

So the owner of All that scraps has desinged her own stamps!! Check them out as they are oooozing cuteness! The next 3 cards use ALL my goodies from there, and she’s getting in the new cuttlebug stuff soon.  www.allthatscraps.com Tell her Lauren sent ya!

Anyway-I like using images ALL year, so I took her Easter images and made them all year friendly (I think). All my cardstock for these posts is Bazzil as well. My very first time using it! I have to say, I can definitely see why people go nutts for it!

I LOVE this one. Its a little duck, dressed as a bunny,holding 2 Easter Eggs. I covered the eggs and made her hold a Prima instead! LOL! I loved the sentiment “Believe in yourself” for this cause the duck is trying to a bunny, and should just be happy to be a cute duck.

OK too deep for a cute image but that was my though process. The senitment is by CTMH and is called “faith hop & charity”.

The paper is super cool, and its by 3 Bugs in a rug The Blossom collection. Of course the Mega circle scalloped punch, and the delicious May Arts sheer ribbon which is to die for! She also sells the little plastic thingys to wrap your ribbon around. Not to mention cool storage by CK.

just ducky

Next we have a cute bunny!

bunny thoughts

Where to start….

Well I got this patterned paper by Sweetwater. It is the month by month one. Basically they have DP for every month. Pretty cool, espcially for those who scrap! Well since April is coming, figured I’d use the April paper. Plus I loved the colors.

The thoughtful is a cuttlebug embossing folder-I just rubbed craft white over it so you could read the “thoughtful”. I love these flowers by Bazzil. They are so sweet. The ribbon is also May Arts!

Last but not least. Jenn posted a challenge today to a card that was non gender baby, and well I think this could certainly qualify for a pregnancy don’t you? See the sweet little egg in the flower center? You could put “Congratulations on you eggciting news!” The paper is like my favorite. Love the colors. Its by Piggy Tales, and is the Little Red Riding Hood collection. They ahve the most cute new line-seriously! Hope you likey!

Dont you just wanna go grab a holiday specific stamp and use if for everyday? C’mon give it a try.

shhh!

Recipe Set- Bake off!

Mar 23, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

set for recipew

So I just got some new goodies in from All That Scraps. This paper is so cute! Its called Bake off and its put out by Flair designs. I used it for Emily’s CC116 Really Rust Marigold Morning and Brocade Blue.

First I made the card

egg card

Its a new stamp made by the owner Christine. Isn’t she sweet. I made my own “eggs” by using my coluzzle, and creamy caramel card-stock. I sponged the “eggs” with craft white, then speckled them with my color spritzer and choc. chip marker. She is actually primarily an Easter image, but I knew I could transformher! LOL! This paper was perfect. Once I got started the ideas were flowin.

Next came the basket

Basket sample

This basket is a stamp from Inky Antics. You stamp it twice, cut, score and adhere! Cute huh? I figured some little goodies could go inside with the set. Maybe some sort of mix for baking?

recipe box

Then the big idea hit! This is a magnetic recipe/note holder! It goes on the fridge! I used the Whats for Dinner set by SU to make recipe cards (you could of course fill them out before giving away). I used a large memo cube and took a portion for the dinner note. Remember last year at the Target Dollar spot there were some cute little notepads that looked like aprons? Well, here it is! I knew I was hoarding it for a reason! I found it while I was searching for the memo notes. Perfect match don’t you think?

Only problem was when I was using my cuttlebug to do the “recipe” word I found out I am missing a die!!! Can you believe that? I called provocraft and they are sending my plate. Of course you can guess it was the E! LOL! Figures.

Lesson learned-check your cuttlebug alphas when you first open them.

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