Archive for February 20th, 2009


BAD Sketch poster!

Feb 20, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch

OH boy am I ever on a BAD blogger stint!

This post is a little early

I’ve been so crazy doing so much stuff (most you have no idea about! LOL! like more templates and other must wait to see stuff) I haven’t been doing well posting my OWN samples for my Saturday Sketches! Good grief (Charlie Brown).

THIS week for the sketch we are going to what I am going to call “So Long Ago Sketch Saturday” This feature is when we will ALL pick an OLD sketch and use it NOW!

You can see ALL my old sketches here

This will be a regular feature on my blog! Except for this week, I will make this a LAST Saturday of the month challenge for the team (and you!) I think I will be fun to dig up some of the oldies but goodies, and get a fresh take on them.

back to the bad blogger stint:

With all the baby excitement I forgot to post my Sketch 24 last week! I think I deserve a big pardon on that though.

So here it is! Late but not forgotten.

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Then (believe this) I made a super cute sample-BUT it uses the Papertrey Ink Anniversary set! That means I can’t even share it yet! LOL! When I find my head I’ll let you know.

The week before that I did’t have my own sample for Sketch 23, but I do have one I threw together now (if it counts! LOL!) Never too late right?

Sending Flowers

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Now when people are sick, sometimes you send them flowers right?

So I thought WHY NOT, and IMAGE of a flower shop!

I used the Welcome Home set for the flower shop, and sketched sentiments for my “get well soon”

I think the colors are SURE to cheer someone up.

I have to tell you Im in LOVE with the SU! Scallop border punch. WOW! Oh and their buttons 😀  The paper is by Making Memories. SO cheery.

OK thats all for me

Don’t miss the Sketch Team (on Sat) some have been busier than me! LOL!)

Alicia WeimenDawn Easton

  • Kendra
  • Kim Gasper
  • Kirsten Dubosque
  • Kristy Vernon
  • MacKenzie Bruckler
  • Maria Levine 
  • Tamara Harder
  •  for thier samples using So Long Ago Sketches. I know Im dying to see what they chose!

    OK gotta run.

    Thanks for stopping by, and send us a link if you get to give any of this a try 😀

    Can’t wait to see what you do with “my” time.

    Fun with Paper Makeup and a PEP TALK!!

    Feb 20, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

     I have a great post to share today-in my opinion. Take from it what you will I guess.

    It shows that we can ALL make our dreams a reality. You just have to :

    1) Have a dream. Big or small. Who cares how crazy. Sky is the limit

    2) Set goals to take the correct steps in making those dreams a reality

    3) ACTUALLY follow the steps!

    That is step 1 to failure-not following through! You can’t succeed without HARD work

    4) Expect it WON’T be easy.

    5) Try try again. DON’T give UP! To think your goals will be met instantly (without rejection or a SLOW start) is truly unrealistic.

    6) TAKE the leap. It WILL be scary. All risk is.

    If you don’t put yourself out there and TRY you will never know.

    I’d rather fail at trying, than always wonder “what if I had…..”

    7) Don’t be satisfied with where you are.

    That means keep striving to get better, or reach higher once you have obtained your goals.

    8) Keep a visible list of what you want to accomplish so you don’t lost sight of what you want.

    This pep talk applies to SOOOOO many areas in our lives. Weather its starting a new job, quitting one, being a mom, losing weight, CLEANING out a room, wanting more in  some area of your life, making creative time, wanting to be on a design team ,get published, whatever!! Its all one in the same. A dream is a dream. (or a goal is a goal)

    ALL this being said, I do know what I’m talking about. I put myself out there ALL the time. I have ENDLESS goals, and work on them every chance I get. I keep VISIBLE lists so I don’t lose sight of my goals too. Sometimes its scary, but when I get to that goal it feels AMAZING. Sometimes I even surprise myself.

    I LOVE seeing my fellow bloggers/stampers make their dreams come true. Its a great feeling to share what you love, and have everyone else love it and even benefit from it too.

    I know that having the My Timeless Template © was something I never even thought possible. As well as many other things in my life.

    Recently my friend Katie began her very own stamp company!! Paper Make-Up Stamps! 

    Katie is awesome and Im happy to call her my friend. I get so excited using stuff my friends design. I was just over the moon for her and her new venture.

    So yes a plug for my friend, and fellow stamper.

    Here is her BLOG

    She also had a group on PCP HERE!

    Not only is Katie drop dead gorgeous, but she is also talented too (don’t you hate that! LOL!). When I saw her designs I went NUTS!!! Even more so now because AFTER I ordered I saw stamps I didn’t know existed! I only saw the front page (which was geared towards Valentines Day!) but thought nothing of it since she was JUST starting out. I missed out on some cool images I NEED, and will get them in my cart next time. For now I thought I’d help her spread the word and share my designs with you.

    My first card-you know I LOVE butterflies

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    This sentiment is awesome! I fell in love with it. I especially love the font.

    This card uses Buggy Sayings, which is suppose to be “cutesy and whimsical” which I LOVE, but I saw elegant in this image. I love making stuff into the unexpected.

    I used the butterfly and stamped in Pallette black, onto Fantasy Film (DON’T Google that!!! You don’t even want to KNOW what will pop up!) heat set as directed, then cut out, to create this shimmery 3D butterfly.

    I used the swirls from the swirly tree to create a “garden”.

    Then I moved on to this card using SAME sets

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    Honestly NOT a fan of this card, but figured I took the time to make it, may as well post it! LOL! See we all have OFF days 😀 This was actually my first, back to stamping-after none for a week card. Those aren’t usually ones I like or am proud of.

    I call them “warm up” cards! Gotta get back into the swing and warm up the mojo! I think the first card was MUCH better, after my warm up 😀

    Being STUCK on Raspberry Fizz and black I moved onto the CUTEST, strangest image I ever owned! LOL! But LOVE for some ODD reason

    MEET Caliope ( I secretly wish it was a stuffed animal I swear!)

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    I love him/her. Not sure why. Noah (my 6yo boy) thinks this is just the cutest image I ever owned! LOL!

    The “i love you” is from JustRite Stampers $1 section! WOOT! WOOT! 2xs Stampers i love you

    I made the heart all glittery.

    Just looking at Caliope makes me smile.

    Now for my FAVORITE!!! The Fairies!!!!!!!!!!!

    Here is where I got bummed! I didn’t see Lauren in Love! OMG she is adorable, and has my name! LOL! So she is a must get for me.

    But I do love what I have and that is Jaina

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    Sending you…

    This sentiment is from Amy R’s Warm & Cozy set. It was PERFECT. She is afterall flying somewhere! I can tehn finish off the insdie (if it ever gets sent) to who ever for whatever the occassion.

    I was inspired by some new SU! paper I just got. I wanted to color her in some unexpected colors, and definitely achieved that here.

    I like the added touch of the butterfly sticker on the flower petal. I felt like it looked like the fairy was trying to see her closer up .

    I added some  stickles on her wings Some sponging was done too. This was a easy card, but I loved the outcome.

    So that is it. I hope you check out Katies stuff. I am so proud of her for making her dream come true!!!

    Send her some LOVE OK!

    OK I must run. Lots to do-as always.

    Tomorrow begins the Pink Cat Studio release peeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!

     You won’t want to miss that

    See ya then! And thank you all for reading and making my everyday a dream come true 😀

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