Archive for April, 2008


Enough is enough Elzy

Apr 3, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

ENOUGH PATTERNED PAPER!

That is it. I am banning myself from buying ONE more piece of patterned paper! Not ONE!  (I didn’t say cardstock-just patterned). I have an addiction to pretty papers, but obviously don’t use them as often as I buy them.

Today I was on the hunt for a CERTAIN piece of patterned paper, and for the life of me I could NOT find it. I keep all my PP together in a 12 X 12 stackable drawer container. What I THOUGHT was very organized.

Well, since I couldn’t find the ONE piece I wanted, I decided I needed to RE-ORGANIZE -ALL OF IT! Yes, I re-organize my stuff pretty often. It is vital to knowing/using what you have, and weeding out stuff you no longer have a taste for. Heck, sometimes (like today) it’s like you went shopping again. I found some CUTE stuff Iforgot I had. Plus its part of my OCD.

My other problem-WHY did all my paper fit BEFORE it was organized, and after I organized it didn’t fit so well? Now that is ODD.

Anyway-I may as well share the card that caused me 2 hours of an organizing frenzy, when I should have been making Wedding invites. Its amazing what we will do to NOT do something else isn’t it?

elzy-swings.jpg Enjoying Spring

I wish!

I love this large Elzybell-girl on a swing (from UK site which is under construction :C). See her feet dangling off the edge-CUTE!

EDITED TO ADD:

The Elzybell’s from A Muse are much smaller, so make sure you check the sizes before you buy them 😀 If you purchased her from A Muse she would be MUCH smaller.

This one is from the original Elzybell’s designer in the UK.

Her images are much bigger. A Muse basically picks what they want, then shrinks them down.

Some are super cute tiny some are super cute big. Just wanted you to know to check the sizes 😀

I am sending someone some images of her, and had to make a card to match. Needless to say-I was still frustrated over my paper woe’s so had a hard time working out a layout. Oh well. It’s a but unbalanced to me-but that’s life. I didn’t want to wait on sending it any longer. I do like that I used different colors that I normally would.

I loved this paper, and wanted to use ot for this card. I only bought ONE sheet (no, not today, a while ago)! It’s by Imaginesce.

THAT PAPER IS WHAT CAUSED MY TIZZY!!! Was it really worth it? Not sure yet. Maybe next time when I can actually find that ONE piece I am looking for.

I’m not fabulous at 51/2 square cards either, so that didn’t help my cause.

Anyway-She looks cute. I colored her with my Copic’s. Punches are the Punch a Bunch one’s that ATS will get in soon!!! Ribbon is May Arts.

Hope you all have a great day! Im locking mysef in my stamp room while the kids are at school and PRAYING I finish the Wedding invites TODAY! I have ton’s of fun things I WANT to do, and until this is over with, I don’t feel FREE to do so.

Later!

Lauren

April shower’s bring May flower’s

Apr 2, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

simple-sweet-flower.jpg Simple little flower pot

(this card uses the flower post/leaves from Can ya dig it-details below. What a cut card to mass produce huh? Bow Farme Cuttlebug folders-here)

Well it’s Wednesday-the week is half over (YEAH!!).

We got horrible thunder and lightning storm last night, with a down pouring of rain. The whole house SHOOK! Pretty freaky.  I hate thunder and lightning. I use to get really scared, but grew out of that. This storm was a little creepy.

My grandmother was always petrified of thunder/lightning, to the point she would close ALL the blinds, and make us hide under the kitchen table, if a storm hit. We weren’t aloud near the sink, tub or window’s.

If it was going to rain, she would not leave the house. It was a very crippling fear for her, and every-time it rains I think of her.

I was hoping the term APRIL SHOWERS WILL BRING MAY FLOWERS-will be brought by that storm. I am SOOOO ready for spring. I can’t look at one more winter image. I need TULIPS, and BUTTERFLIES again.

As for yesterday’s post-Bee brought to my attention that the flower’s were Lily’s! Thanks Bee! DUH!! I had no idea. As you can tell I don’t know my flower’s! LOL! I will say I still like them as Daffodil’s 😀 and think they served the purpose I wanted them to. I like taking creative liberty 😀 where I can.

My mojo has found it’s way back home 😀 When it’s gone-it’s gone, but it comes back with a vengeance. Since it’s return, I am working on SO MANY insane project’s I can’t wait to be able to share them.

Well for today’s post I have some more yummies to share with the NEW!MFT Release 😀 This release is a smaller one, so better for the wallet. There are only 2 sets this month-Happy Mother’s Day and the one I am sharing today-Can ya dig it! I really LOVE this set. Party/Release details provided below.

I tried to use image’s I thought other people may over look, so I hope you like what I have to share.

Ever since making THIS card, I LOVED having my main image stamped on patterned paper

 barrow-of-blooms.jpg Barrow of Blooms

I used the Memory Box paper-Sprout Collection, for this card. The barrow is paper pieced, and is 3D.  The flower’s are another punch a bunch-punch. Many of you inquired about those, and I an happy to say that I believe All that Scraps will soon be carrying them!! I will keep you posted 😀 There are also some awesome accessories for these as well-YEAH!! Stay tuned OK!

OK so the little flowers, punched from patterned paper, wth liquid pearls in the centers. ( I made the smae flower for the pot card above) The leaves are the bridal confetti, cut apart and colored.

The bird is pieced on an acetate tag.

Next up

sew-many-seed.jpg Sew Many Seeds

I just loved all the little seed packets so I used  them for this. I framed them in an embossed rectangle-using my nestabilities. I like the simple embossed edge (used birds and swirls folder), with the scallops.  Inside the card is a gift certificate to a local greenery. Just a quick card. I love the clean and simple look.

I think its easy to find what suits you by going to a card shop, and browsing. WHAT catches your eye immediately? Is it the layered/embossed cards, of the insanely simple/colorful ones?

I try to make things that I would buy from a store. Make sense?

Anyway I hope you will join me and the MFT team for some chatter tonight!

PARTY DETAILS!

My Favorite Things (www.mftstamps.com) is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, April 2 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time. Lots of fun is planned including finding out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. Head over to the MFT forum on www.splitcoaststampers.com to find out all the details and we hope to see you there on Wednesday night.

Well today is another peek with Queenie from C.C. Designs. I need to make something using her. So I hope to be back a little later.

Till then, I hope you enjoy the day. It sort of does feel like spring today here in New Hampshire 😀

Lovely Little Daffodil’s-so much meaning

Apr 1, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

April Fools! How is it April already? 

 Well many of you know that Cancer research is a cause that is dear to my heart. When I saw this month’s Mini set byMFT -Happy Mother’s Day, I was very excited because it featured Daffodil’s.

Here is what a daffodil represents:

DAFFODIL: Regard, rebirth, new beginnings, unrequited love, you’re the only one, chivalry. Associated with the tenth wedding anniversary. Also the birth-flower for March.

DAFFODIL, SINGLE: Misfortune.

DAFFODIL, SEVERAL: Joy, happiness.

As the first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope. To the American Cancer Society, it represents the hope we all share for a future where cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease. You can provide hope to all people affected by the disease by participating in the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this program

Anyway-I love supporting causes like this. I made this card below, to accompany a bouquet of Daffodil’s for Alexa’s Oncologist as a way to say thank you!

daffodil-day-thanks.jpg Daffodil of thanks

I took the main image, and stamped it onto black cardstock. I embossed it with silver EP. I then painted it with my Pearl Ex and Future Floor wax.

It gives such a pretty look in person. Lot’s of shimmer.

I then cut out JUST the potted daffodil’s and layered them onto a punched circle. I had stamped the sentiment block from Behind the Scene’s , on the base, and layered this over it.

I don’t know WHY but “I” totally love this card! Maybe because it is so clean and simple-and yellow is the color of hope as well.

Now we will show more detail!

This is the same image, as used in the card above. I love the paper (by memory box Aerial collection) peeking through the space around her. I positioned the paper, so the bird was sitting there, as if in a window.

daffodil-day.jpg

Around the block the sentiment reads:

Thank you for being a gift in my life, loving without condition, giving all of yourself.

Isn’t that what mother’s do? I know my mom did that for us. I hope I am doing the same for my children.

We shouldn’t JUST recognize our mother on ONE day. Or anyone else for that matter. I don’t think you “get motherhood”, until you become a mom yourself. So many things our mother said and did, that didn’t make sense-till we felt it, or the horrible day come’s where her EXACT words spew from our own two lips! You know the one’s you swore you’d NEVER say! I hate that! LOL!

Anyway-just wanted to share this stuff with you. Remember to appreciate your mom, or that other someone special, and appreciate everyday you wake up and take a breath! EVEN MONDAY’S! LOL!

I know I am so thankful that Alexa is *almost* done her treatment, and doing so well. I have a higher power to thank for that. Many aren’t as blessed.

So today’s message-give lots of hugs and kisses to those who matter-don’t wait for tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow-I’ll see ya then!

Lauren

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