Archive for September, 2007

On Cloud 9 Template.

Sep 3, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Tutorials

you rock la

Ok so Im trying to organize my creations, posts, and thoughts.

So for this one we are using High Hellos. Im in love with the rocket image! Its just too cute. It can be for a BOY card, a shoot for your dreams, 4th of July, You did it-just about anything. Its cute, cute, cute.

rocket to the stars Shoot for the Stars

I felt I NEEDED clouds, or puffs of smoke-to signify flight-or take off! LOL! Yestrday on my kite card-it was for just that-clouds!

In the past I have made my own templates much like this, and have explained it. Alot of you are visual people, cause you always ask HOW. OR I get asked “Where did you get a stamp like that!”

So Im going to show you my “cloud” template! Click it to see a larger view.

template Simple huh? I just use various hole punches, to create a cloud mask. You can do this for just about any size image! Just vary the size punches you use. I like to stamp the image on scrap first to make sure my clouds are PERFECT size 😀

When your template is done-lightly sponges the edges and you got yourself a cool cloud mask. I have also explained I did this with my scallop ovals, and word window punches to make that shadow under things. That way you dont NEED a stamp to do it. I hope it now makes sense.

Stamp sets- Lizzie Anne High Hellos & Sketched Sentiments

Cardstock-White by Paper Trey Ink, basic black, red glitter stakc by DCWV, Turq.

Pattern Paper by K & co.

Ribbon by Martha Stewart.

Colored with Copic Markers. Circle punches/sponge, dazzling diamonds, MS glue pen. Cuttlebug star die cut.

 Check in tomorrow. I have some more cool things to share 😀

ALL 3 kids will be in school! So I will post their First Day of School photos. Too cute. AFTER I have a mini party for myself here! LOL!

Cant wait to have some quiet time here for a few hours. Whats a girl to do? I bet you can guess.

Don’t miss it!

Sep 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Product Opinions and Must haves

Check out my article ———>HERE today on the Craft Critique!!!

Leave a comment there to let everyone know what you think. Id love to hear of you have one too!

Penguins at Play

Sep 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

pap front

OK so I didn’t want to wait till tomorrow to share this Paint can with you! I was just to excited about it.

Its called Penguins at Play Pail.

The set is called WINTER BLAST by MFT Stamps. I LOVE penguins!!! Another image Im a suver for. If its got penguins its got to be mine! I have several things being published VERY soon using this set. Its just too cute. I’ll let you know where, and when once I get the issue’s 😀

So upon altering this gift pail I thought snow hills would be the perfect cover! I liked being able to see into the top portion as well.

I used my CM Wavy Cutter for this. There are snowhills inside the can, and snowhills outside the can. I used my wide Martha Stewart glue pen-and dazzling diamonds along the tops of the hills.

I actually waited to stamp the images till the can was all decorated! LOL! Since the stamps are CLEAR-they let you see where you are stamping and are easier and more pliable to roll out onto a rounded surface.

I colored them with my Copic Markers.

For the top portion, it looked a bit stark! So I had some jewel snowflake STICKERS that I got LAST YEAR at Michaels! I was finally able to use them! Cool huh?

There are more views! The top photo is the front.

Click thumbnails to view larger!

side 1              side 2

The back I left alone. Ther are just snowflake stickers, and glitterfied hills. You could stamp your greeting there if you want, or put to whom its going to be for.

The top is just bashful blue cardstock, with a 3D snowflake sticker in the center. Didn’t want to go into OVERKILL!

Hope you like it 😀

WHAT! Its September! So much to share.

Sep 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items

OMG! I woke up this morning to realize not only is it actually September but its September 2nd! Where did the summer go??

I should have my daughter Alexa’s B-day invites ALL done by now! And ya know what? I have NO IDEA what I’m even doing!!!!!!!!!!! Her birthday is the 29th. I like to give at LEAST 2 weeks notice!

I know she will have a Princess Dress up Party where the girls will come in COSTUME,  decorate jewelry boxes, crowns, wands-and make their own necklace. I know I want to make her a Castle cake (Wilton cake classes dont fail me now!) and I have yet to finalize a date! Noah has Soccer games EVERY Saturday-as Im sure do most of the siblings of the girls I plan on inviting-so a Sunday Party may be in order. Plus we enrolled Alexa in Art Classes that are on Saturdays. She was upset we didn’t put her back in dance class ( we signed Amber up this year), but there are like 6 flights of stairs-that she will NEVER make it up, let alone have energy to DANCE! Her legs still hurt, and I cannot carry a 55lb 8 year old up all those steps!

Wow when your kids get into sports and stuff life gets INSANE!

I’m off the LAST BBQ of the season. I am making a BLT pasta salad. YUM!

Speaking of insane-

There are a few things I must share-again!

MFT is having a special this month! Check it out ———>HERE

shower time Baby Shower

You will get this set in the special for FREE!

This is Shower Time! My layers are lookin a little crooked but I swear they are straight! LOL! Its just the angle and dimensionals! I used Spring Showers by SU! for the Patterned paper. How perfect! The row of umbrella’s was a old SU! Set. Can’t remember tha name of it right now. I really love this set, and it makes me almost wish I had a shower to go to! I will be sending this one out to a PSF! She is expecting a BOY the end of the month! His name will be Josiah.

I also have another altered pail to share this week! Its WAY CUTE!!!!!!!!!

Lizzie Anne is releasing a TON of AWESOME sets September 10th! I have them all and am so torn as to what to use first! Click here to view them———–> NEW! And keep checking in everyday this week I will have a sample with new releases to share!!!

flyin high Flyin High! Now when I think Fall I think kite flyin. I’m adoring all the sentiments from this set too. So PERFECT for that anytime card.

This set is from High Hellos. I LOVE it! Tomorrow I will share my idea for making the cloud! I have 2 samples you will see using the rocket image from the set.

The sun image is from their Celebrations II set. My paper is by K & co. I need to get a job with them! LOL! I LOVE their stuff! It inspired these colors which I really liked. Of course glitter makes any card POP!

All That Scraps-C.C. Designs just released the cutest Halloween set ever!!! AND lets not forget the Back to School sets. See my Halloween set samples below!

spidey time Spidey Time! Now that is cute! I used the Fiskars embossing plates in my cuttlebug machine to make the web from vellum cardstock! CUTE EH? She sells those too-so check it out.

Tomorrow I’ll share a cute little 3D item I made with this set as well! EASY!!!!

AND, well Christine is looking for new design team members!!! Amy and I aren’t going anywhere! Thank God! She is EXPANDING the TEAM.

Do YOU Want to be on the team? Well, then you are going to want to apply———-> HERE! Also she got some cool new stuff in! One of which is the NEW! Sass a Fras Lass Oliver and Friends set. All new Stampendous, the Cuttlebug Kids stuff and new Cuttlebug items are going to be coming in. Be on the look out for the NEW! Cat’s Pajama’s sets, the new MFT Stamps Release, new Lizzie Anne sets, Primas and much more!!! OMG! I need to get a paying job to afford all the stuff I “NEED”. Seriously! If you aren’t on her mailing list-you may want to sign up! WOW Im out of breath just reading it all.

OK now I think that covers todays post!

Im getting ready to go to the BBQ, but first I think I’m going to hit AC Moore! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday Sketch and MYTIME Mail Winner!

Sep 1, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Mytime Mail, Saturday Sketch

sketch 12 Here it is! Click thumbnails for larger view.

Saturday Sketch time-all boxed up! I really like this sketch alot.

I love Texted Boxed by Paper Trey Ink. I found I hadn’t used it much though :c I knew I had to use my new Beautiful Blooms. Im a flower ADDICT! And this set is really cute.

So I decided it would be fun to create a layered look-minus the layers!

Here is what I came up with

boxed set Boxed Set

The colors were inspired by some bedding I saw “somewhere” but forgot where! I think it was a TV show. I had this layout, and color combo sketched in my Idea Notebook.

A notebook for your ideas and sketches can be VERY helpful!

I was really happy with the look, and the fact that is was a quick and simple layout. I love images going outside the “box”, and this was an easy way to get that look without cutting.

Its a great sketch that can be over-the-top detailed (see below) or SIMPLE.

You could use a dry embossed square image as well,

impress sketch or layer the images like this one . 

This was an older card I did that my new card was inspired by. You can choose to do circles or squares. Whatever you want really! Just make it 2 small images in the lower left corner!

If you try it out, link us here so we can all see your take on it! I’d also love to see the loot bags if anyone tries those out.

I love seeing what everyone does with the sketches. If you are new to stamping then sketch are REALLY helpful!

I got some new stamps in from Lizzie Anne today! I hope to have some great samples and ideas for tomorrow. We will see.

MYTIME MAIL WINNER————————————————————————-

Thanks for all the responses on your stamping habits! I so enjoyed reading every last one.

Well usually #13 is unlucky-but picked #113! So in this case a very lucky winner! Shawn contact me via email with your address!

Here is what Shawn wrote: 

Shawn O’Connell |

First let me say that I visit your blog daily and LOVE your creations, but mostly your stories. Your spunk and enthusiasm inspire me!! You’ve been through so much and remain so bright and cheery. I lost my husband to cancer three and half years ago …he was only 34. I know the havoc that cancer reeks on a family. I give you so much credit for all you have done to fight the battle against cancer and raise money for the cause!! Thank you for the smiles (and sometimes tears) as I visit you each day.

How often do you stamp?
I would love to be able to say DAILY, but reality keeps it at every other day or so. Sometimes only once or twice a week … three kids make it a little difficult, as you know!!

Do you stamp with ideas in mind or just let the mojo flow?
Always with an idea in mind … a need for a birthday, sympathy, baby card/gift. I would like to spend more time just stamping to grow my ability, ya know!?!

Do you send cards out often? Or hoard them?
I send cards A LOT! When I became a SU! Demo (just to get the discount!), my friends were worried that Hallmark would go out of business!! haha!

Do you do any challenges? Like on SCS or blogs.
I have participated twice … sad, I know. I’d like to start doing the sketch challenge on a regular basis, though.

Again, thanx for the chance to win!! TGIF, baby!!!


So I hope you will all check in tomorrow and get some time to try the Sketch or my Loot bags!

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