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Need your help-some news and a sketch

Jan 17, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch

I have so many feelings right now.

#1 Exhausted!

#2 Elated

#3 Even MORE motivated

#4 Excited to get going.

#5 Everything rolled into one = I want to hug.

I can’t tell you all how happy I am that the overall response to my first videos was SO positive! Thank you so much for that. I know I’m not “professional” -yet! LOL! I can assure you when I set my mind to something I WILL make it happen. I am getting some new video editing software! Thanks to all of you! My hubby realized there is a “need” here! LOL! So yeah, for that.

I know I have lots to change and learn, and that particular tutorial was MUCH longer that most will be, so it was ahrd to cut down. Especially just filming and having NO clue what the entire process entails.

 I was very limited on my time and what I could fit. After seriously 12 hours of editing (due to having to cut it down like 5 times!) I was so over it. Didn’t look like it would take that long did it? Granted Im far from computer savvy, but now I know what I need to do next time.

Bottom line Im glad you enjoyed it, and I have taken the advice you all have given me, and hope to put it into my next video. I am expecting my next one to be awesome! I think given all the feed back and just the recording/editing process I learned SOOOOO much. So thank you for making me feel comfortable.

Many asked that I stay “myself”. No worries there! I have no plan on being anyone else or “acting”. I’m not like that. What you see- is what you get, like it, or hate it.

People here whom know/met me in real life can tell you that. I’m a huge talker (yes with my hands too!) and it definitely got easier as I went on. I think too knowing you all didn’t think I was a HUGE geek will help me feel more confident next time. Now I just have to get over the “talking to myself” weirdness. Doing the tutorial wasn’t hard at all, as far as the talking goes, because I had a plan and direction.

All that being said-if I could hug you all I absolutely would!

OK so this weekend I have to get my first Mondays’ with Mytime video ready, and by the sounds of it most of you want 2 things-a view of my craft space and organization, and a coloring tutorial. Well Im flattered that you want to watch ME color-but I’m no expert! That one *MAY* be too intimidating! LOL! But it’s on the list.

So to get me started-feel free to leave a comment about anything specific you want to ask me, or have addressed-like a product or technique. I know many want to know about HOW I come up with a template-maybe I can answer and explain that on one as well.

SO I need your help-I don’t know what else you want if you don’t tell me! SO lets hear it!

In the meantime-lets get started on our Saturday Sketch!

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I love this one :D! I am going to do another sample sometime today I hope.\

Use keyword mytimess20!

If you can send us a link here so we can enjoy your creation. I have to say the “regular” participants I have seen as well as the Sketch Team, keep improving their samples, week after week! Have you noticed? You all just rock it out! So on that note, thank you for participating. I enjoy giving you a tool to spark or jumpstart some point to begin with some stamping and creativity !

Before I begin to share my sample, I have some FUN news to share. I was going to be a guest designer this month forStampavie.  I LOVE their style to pieces, and after creating some things, Heidi asked me stay! Here <—-is that post.

Now if you look at their other designers, they are truly amazing and talented. Their coloring is INSANE! They all seem to use Prismacolor pencils, which I have no interest in now that I have my Copic’s! LOL! But the look they achieve is stunning.

It’s very intimidating to design next to these girls, as my overall style is very different than all of theirs, but all I can do is be myself, and offer you MY take on the images. I just know my jaw hits the floor when I see their stuff.

I’m excited to start fresh in the new year. I LOVE “cutesy” and this company is JAM packed with it 😀

So I hope you get to enjoy seeing more of my creations here with the company line. I have cut back on many other areas and design work with the new year as well. I need more time to focus on other areas in my life. My requirements are minimal so that works for me.

 I also wanted more time to work on my resolutions -like vamp up my blog (aka my videos) and photos/tutorials and other ideas I have in the works, create MORE jaw dropping templates (yes we have over 2 years worth already, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get MORE ideas in the meantime :D), start an ETSY shop (so I can sell and get rid of what I create, rather than most of it sitting in a box!), and maybe get back to submitting for publication! I haven’t been able to do it in SO long, its time to start that again.

Anyway-should be a fabulous year.

All that being said, here is my sample :

Always on the go!

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This card uses a NEW! line by Leere Aldrich. A NEW! “to be released” stamp line from Stampavie

Yes, they are cute, and yes you will need them!! LOL! If you want the “Details” of WHEN you can get them and about them —> HERE you go! Bottom line, you have to wait till after CHA :C

 These girls are so beyond cute! (I have to say when you see the Spring line from Rachelle Anne Miller you will just FREAK!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I had to add that in there!)

When I saw this cute car image I was over the moon for her.

I had to color and cut her out. I think she looks so fabulous driving into the circle!

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I recently got some new paper by Making Memories, and it was my color inspiration for this. Not my typical colors, but SO Spring! Loved them. I also got the embellies to match! I love no brainer stuff.

I really like trying to get out of my comfort zones often, and try new things. I don’t want to stay stuck in a trend or “rut”.

There was a layered patterned sheet, that I die cut, because to me it was like the grass, the road, then the sky! I know Im a nerd. But that is what I saw.

My sentiment is from Amy’s set- Boutique Sentiments

 Instead of the circle details, I used a flower, and sentiment. No worries, I’ll make another sample that more suits the sketch.

Sometimes you just have to go with what feels right. It may not be EXACTLY like the sketch, but thats OK! I had fun and used what I felt worked!

Also, if you have time, can you check out our Sketch Team!

  • Alicia Weimen
  • Dawn Easton
  • Kendra
  • Kim Gasper
  • Kirsten Dubosque
  • Kristy Vernon
  • MacKenzie Bruckler
  • Maria Levine
  • Tamara Harder
  • Each week they work on the sketch to provide you with even more amazing samples!

    Speaking of shopping…………….let me share ONE more with ya!

    Unlimited Credit

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    Another Leere Aldrich image/sentiment from Stampavie

    I was freakin out when I saw the sentiments that are also coming out with these sets! I HAD to use the shopping girl, and cut out the credit card.  The sentiment is stamped over an image from my paper pack I had. Its perfect because the girl has all that stuff on! LOL!

    I made this one yesterday, while I was on the phone with my friend Tracey. If you didn’t know I’m a huge multi-tasker! I can’t just do ONE thing.

    I had the paper by Marcella from K&Co for years, and now was the PERFECT time to dust it off. 

    Don’t you love her?! I think shes just so cute.

    So there you have it. My peeks for today.

    I hope you get some “my time” in. We are off to shop! My 2nd favorite thing to do -next to stamping 😀

    Till tomorrow-I’ll have a post of a Christmas gift I made for another one of Amber’s teachers.

    Sketch is coming

    Jan 17, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    Sorry Im running late-I didn’t get my photos done/edited.

    Ill be back after Noah has basketball. Hang tight.

    Sometime around noon EST.

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