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TAC:WOW! Love Blooms

Feb 17, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Another WAY late post. I’m getting good at being behind! So unlike me.

But I have great reasons!!

Getting a new computer nd having to transfer things over (many time unsuccessfully as out old computer would just keep CRASHING) really set a lot of my things to share behind schedule :C

I’m alos learning new photo editing software, as well as video editing software.

Then you add my new email stuff, and trying to navigate a new computer and call me CRAZY!
You may not believe me, but trust me when I tell you I am completely computer challenged. If it weren’t for my computer geek hubby walking me through most everything, step by step, NOTHING would ever get figured out by me alone.

I will say my common sense for how certain things go and my skills have greatly improved, but I would NEVER attempt to “help” anyone out.

Like driving (Im a landmark driver-no idea what highway Im on or the street names, just know HOW to get there) I just go through the motions, not even sure HOW I get there!

Im sure Im not that alone.

When I hear computer terminology (like when Jay explains something) I go into a panic!

Simple things like OK hit Control, Alt, and delete. I kid you not!

Anyway-Im working it all out, slowly but surely.

Lets move on to my LATE post, shall we?

Blooms set

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Diana over at the Memory Crafter featured me at January’s WOW! Guest

See that HERE!

I used a set by TAC (The Angel Company) called Love Blooms

Diana asked me to try TAC stamps and give my open and honest opinion.

Well I am truly an equal opportunity stamper! LOL! I love all stamps. Basically if I LOVE an image, I really don’t care HOW it is sold. Obviously the cheaper the better 😀 Be it wood mount, unmounted rubber, EZ mount, or acrylic. I’m all over what I like.

I actually perfer ANY unmounted method since I like to maximize my storage. Wood mount takes up a lot of room. Unmounted rubber with EZ mount is how these come. A great option for those who like woodmount because you get the same feel/impression as wood mount, but without the bulk of storage.

I like that little clear case the TAC sets come in too. They perfectly fit the sets you buy so you aren’t having to buy extra storage, or find something to store them in.

I actually have used TAC before, as they do have a few FAVORITE sets of mine. Whats NOT to like?

This set is really cute. I love trees. Oh and who can resist hearts?!

Love blooms here

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I adore this card.

I just stamped the trunk, then used a scallop negative to apply some shimmery pastels to my tree top. I used a gel heart from Cloud 9 for the heart image. I nice cute, 3D touch I thought. I also like the colors, and my layout on this!

Made with love

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This was a SUPER simple one.Just ran a gold marker along the edge of my labels 2 die cut image.

Just stamped my trunk, then stamped the heart leaves in berry sorbet.

Without reinking, I restamped the leaves again (moving stamp slightly up a little for shadowing).

Its all very clean, simple and easy peasy!!

Thanks to Diana for letting me give this set a try. Check out her site if you want to see more!

Thanks for stopping by.

VEOH VIDEO UPDATE

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

Hi everyone

I had received an email that disturbed me greatly.

I was informed before this that if you clicked attached videos at the end of my videos, some of the videos had NOTHING to do with papercrafting. I was told there was R rated material.

I posted a disclaimer to NOT click any links after my videos so you don’t get taken to these sites.

That is why I post the videos to MY BLOG- so no one sees what else may be on the major video website, of which I have NO CONTROL over.

I have NO control over what is linked to my video. I specifically have to put in tags and list if content is appropriate for all (obviously my site is very clean as is its content. ) ALL my videos are How To and craft related.

I didn’t think anything “dirty” would ever get attached.

So I got another email……..

One viewer did click the links-despite the disclaimer, and was brought to some very bad stuff. VERY BAD!

She was upset and said angry that “I” would link to that material.

“I” am not linking to that material and had no idea this stuff was getting attached to ME somehow.

My last videos linked to other stamping related videos and quite franlky should be linking to MY past videos or other stamp how to’s not X rated stuff.

I am outraged and upset this has happened. I have promptly emailed the people at Veoh about this matter and questioning why MY content would link to THAT content as it is unrelated

So PLEASE if you watch my videos HERE from Veoh-DON’T click any links!! I have no ideo what is on there or why, just know I am doing what I can to fix that.

In the meantime I may not even resume videos, as youtube is too restrictive.

Im sorry if anyone was offended, I do believe Veoh owes us all an apology. I should not even have to worry about such a thing happening.

Again Im sorry and please know I did NOT intentionally put any of that smut to follow my videos. I was just trying to find the best and easiest way to better share with the world (without it being UNDER 10 minutes) what I love to do and this happens.

So Im done with that.

No more.

Sorry again.

Queen Kat Designs-Rocker Cat

Feb 17, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Hi everyone 😀

Im on a huge cleaning bender! I must have spring fever or something!!! Feels great though.

Like I said the other day I just took a  look around my house (this is usually the playroom!) and realized things were getting stuffed into corners, or put in places they did NOT belong!!! Plus I needed to DUST everything really well. Like a Spring cleaning.

We just got our carpeting in our playroom (I think making the toy room move is what really sparked all of this), so we are close to the finish line to get it organized and set up. We do want to get a Futon , so I am on the hunt for one of those this week, so our friends and family can sleep over-or the kids can LAY down and watch TV if they are sick.

I really want everything all set before the kids are on vacation next week. I am also making plans to take my niece for a few days since the kids are home 😀 Give their mom and dad some much need rest. She decided that 2am is WAKE UP time and stays up till about 6am the past few nights. She is a snuggle bug and SCREAMS if you put her down! LOL! Oh parenthood. I tried to tell them about this stuff BEFORE they had her, but they insisted they would sleep when she sleeps. Obviously its not working so well. So I will give them the break I always wished I had gotten when I had a new baby in the house-SLEEP!!

Onto more exciting news……..

I am February’s Guest Designer for Queen Kat Designs!

Check out their blog HERE!

They also have a forum on Paper Craft Planet

I had hoped to start posting earlier in the month but all my computer issue’s made that impossible! Poor Vicki had some major issue’s with her computer too, so between the 2 of us this is the Guest Designer Disaster of a lifetime I’m sure! LOL! I am so happy she was understanding, since she was in the SAME boat (that was sinking day by day!).

Anyway-Vicki sent me a set caller Rocker Cat, and a few items to use to spark some creativity.

Now if you know me and my style, you know this set is like nothing I have ever used before. I found it to be a great creative challenge, to get me ot of my comfort zone! That is always a good thing. You’ll have to let me know what you think. I think I made the set totally fit ME!

Chics Rock!

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This was the first card I made. I was quite happy with it.

I stamped, colored and cut the cat image, and layered it onto a heart. I repeatedly stamped my sentiment “chics rock” to make a background patterned paper. I love the layers. This actually  has a LOT of dimension. I think the adhesive rhinestones give it that extra “rocker” feel.

Now made another card with the cat image

Happy Birthday Kat

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I have to say this one is PRETTY hot! LOL!

I stamped my cat onto acetate, then colored with my Souffle gel pens from the back.

I had some silver glitter adhesive squares that I layers onto my red cardstock mat. Then using glue dots, applied the colored cat over it.

The star was punched from DCWV glitter stack, and the happy birthday was stamped in silver encore ink.

The silver fibers were part of the kit she sent me. I think it looks pretty cool.

Party Animal

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Now using more of the same elements this time I stamped the cat onto a die cut heart. I then made a glitter border using my gel pen and some black glitter.

I had these awesome gel heart stickers from Cloud 9 (thanks Sonia!) that were perfect!

I then stamped my sentiment on the red panel, and tied some of the ribbon & fibers to finish it off.

So there you have 3 different looks from ONE set, all using the SAME elements.

I’ll have a few more samples with this same set next week.

Pretty funky huh?

Well that is it for me. I have LOTS of organizing to do before I get some MY TIME in 😀

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