Archive for February 23rd, 2009

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Feb 23, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

OK I have 2 posts for today-so don’t miss them!!

Lizzie Anne Designs Sketch #67 Challenge

Feb 23, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch

OK its My turn to host the monthly Sketch challenge for Lizzie Anne Designs 😀

I had WAY too much fun with it 😀


This is Sketch #67! Link your creation in the forum—>HERE!

I cannot wait to see what you do.

I made 2 cards with it, since I was on a creative roll. I LOVE sketches 😀 They are a great starting point. I should use my sketches more often, but sadly once I use it once, I usually never use it again :C I spent the morning printing my OLD sketches for myself for more use in the future, and as a good reference.

I am also sketching FUTURE sketches to send to my Saturday Sketch Team! We will have like 20 in advance!!

OK here is my take on the sketch-

A little birdie party


This card uses the Party Animals set. I thik its SOOOO cute.

OK so I didn’t follow my own sketch EXACTLY (sentiment is on the side), but thats OK! Its as starting point of inspiration. I really  feel like once you get the “sketch” part out of the way MAKING the card comes so much easier!

I picked the paper first (Target $1 spot LAST year), then went from there! I’m in LOVE with this color combo

Raspberry Fizz (my new favorite color!), spring moss, and Lemon Tart-HEAVEN!!

The “added” challenge with the sketch was to use glitter! I have it on the present, and cupcake.

The birds hat is 3D! Oh and glitter on her tail.

Now moving on…………………..2nd sample with the sketch uses a FAVORITE LAD set of mine 😀 called Tea Time


As you can see I did mix it up a bit, using a large circle. I LOVE this card.

Im beyond addicted to the Chloe paper by Making Memories!

The paper base is a cream color, so I used natural ivory from SU! I also use Blue Bayou, and barely banana.

I had this ribbon from American Crafts, and it really was a nice touch since I think it picks us the lighter blue too.

I just LOVE this card, and the colors. Oh and of course-the dimension. I feel everything should be multi-layered 😀

Well that is all for today.

I hope you get inspired to give the sketch a try!!

I HOPE to get my video done today. My life has been busy.

Also Noah is having a minor surgery on Friday, and Im starting to freak out a little bit. Its nothing “serious”, but surgery is surgery, and I have had my share or “yes it can happen to “me” and my family” type of things, so if you can remember, just pray it goes well.

He has to have a circumcision. I know TOO MUCH info. Jay is going to KILL me for putting this out there for the world! LOL!

Long story short-when he was a baby we couldn’t get him circumcised because I had a bleeding disorder (or so I was told at 15 when I was going to get my tonsils out! They wouldn’t do it), and was told that if I had Noah gotten circumcised he could have the same disorder, and was at high risk of bleeding to death from the circumcision.

(Fast forward to pregnancy with Amber, and they re-tested me for everything and found NO disorder! Oh well, everything happens for a reason right?)

Well, Alexa had heart surgery at 3 weeks old. I had no choice. This was “elective” why put him through that possible risk?? Plus now over 70% (I believe-not cold hard fact) aren’t getting their boys circumcised, so I wasn’t going to freak out over it. There were worse things to worry about in the world.

OK now onto today-he went years without any problems. Then 4 months ago he got his first infection. They have continued to re-occur several times in that span, and he developed scar tissue after the first one. That leads to more infections-blah blah blah, leading us to NOW have to get him snipped!

I happy we can get it done. But nervous all the same.

He will be put out. The procedure is only 20 minutes long, but its still risky with any anesthesia. So a little prayer for smooth sailing doesn’t hurt.

He will supposedly be a a lot of pain for 2 days -with NO active stuff for 2 weeks (I don’t know-that is from a MALE doctor and you know how MEN are when you mess with their boy parts! LOL!). Jason had a vasectomy, 2 TINY stitches, and it took 2 WEEKS for him to recover-BIG BABY!

I pushed out 9lb kids and the second they are out, they are thrown on my chest, and the staff is like “Ok here you go! Feed it!” LOL! With Alexa I had 8 stitches down yonder, after 32 hour of labor, and 2 hours of pushing and discharged myself 4 hours after giving birth to follow her to the hospital she was getting transferred to.

SOOOOOO not sure how this will go. Noah is pretty good when he is sick, but again, we are messing with the boy parts, so we will see.

Thanks for letting me vent my worry here. I know I dealt with more than this before. We all hate to see our kids in pain. We haven’t told him everything. We most likely wont.

Just that he will get put to sleep, and we will be there. They will fix his boy part while sleeping, and then we will be there when he wakes up!

Don’t want to dish too much info KWIM? He’d be scared to death.

OK well I need to run.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Wish me another productive day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PCS-Peek Make a Wish!

Feb 23, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Its Monday! Lots of snow here!!! And lots accomplished. LOVE IT!!

Kids are now on vacation, and I will be insane by weeks end, but the playroom (minus the recessed lighting and computer hook up) is done! We got a pretty nice Futon actually at Walmart! Its a Full size wooden frame, with a suede like cover on the cushions for about $225. REALLY nice, and a little bigger than I planned, but the kids are in HEAVEN! YEAH!! Now if they are sick or we have house guests they have a nice private room to stay in that isn’t CREEPY like most basements. PLUS it adds some value to our home. The playroom was something we wnated since we bought our house 7 years ago. We had one before, small, and it was off our kitchen in PLAIn view. So when it was overly messy (like you couldn’t walk though it) it made me crazy (so everyday! LOL!).

So, that being said my WISH came true!! Playroom is playable, office is moved, and with NO toys on our main floor of the house(not counting Daisy’s toys of course), my house looks SPOTLESS! LOL!

The kids now have TONS of toys in the playroom, and of course thier bedrooms.

Mommy doesn’t have to go nutty tripping over stuff during the day now. Everyone is happy.

I even got MORE done than usual-so far.

OK so WISHING brings me to the final countdown peek for the Pink Cat Studio release today!


Make a wish

I love that sentiment!!

Today is THE day!


Enchanted Lily is finally released! Its a GORGEOUS set with some cute sentiments to match!!

Are you over the moon or what?!

This card went to a friend of Amber’s for her 5th birthday. The card was a hit!! One of the mom’s was so excited by it she was asking me ALL about stamping! I am a BAD influence and I fear her husband will want to banish me from Pittsfield if we ever get together!! LOL!

I personally LOVE the colors. I don’t think I have ever put these colors together! LOL! If I did, it was SO LONG ago. I love it. Her Fairy wings really sparkle!! She is just the prettiest Fairy ever.

Amber & Alexa LOVE her too.


(alexa with gift and card-paper is GLITTERY!!)

Alexa had a party to go to and she asked me to make a card like this one for her “but different”. Now prior to this Alexa “planned”on just drawing her a picture. So 1 hour before the party she changes her mind! Oh 9 year old girls! Gotta love it.

SO I whipped up the BASIC card, and let her color it, and write inside. She also decided it needed to be “personalized”.


As we are walking out the door Alexa reminded we that we needed a photo of it! LOL!

SOOOOO here it was in the clear plastic envy. Sorry about that. She is pretty happy that Im sharing it here wtih everyone though-she says ” Now im just like mommy! “LOL!

Ill be so happy if my girls are stampers as they grow up. How fun will that be 😀

OK Im coming back with another post. I need to edit my photos.

Be sure to check out the PCS blog-all the designers will have their creations posted there!!

Check out our Guest Designer : Suzanne Dean

Suzanne’s Blog

And hop around to the other DT blogs

  • Becky Carafa
  • Janna Hull
  • Jodi-Ann Lee
  • Lauren Meader
  • Lise Roy
  • Maria Bell
  • Mariska van der Veer
  • Nikki Fairbairn
  • Sarah Anderson
  • Vicki Garret
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  • Thanks for checking in, and like I said, I’ll be back with post 2 in a few!

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