Archive for January 7th, 2010


Simply Sweet

Jan 7, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

I am back with more samples to share!

I think I’ve done a good job attempting to contain my excitement, and not making everything be too long winded, but it is SOOO hard to not get on a chatter spree! (All this said as I type up a NOVEL! LOL!)

I’m just so excited about everything that is, and everything to come. I have never had such a frenzy of ideas spin around in my head before. There is a constant whirlwind going on. The concept of having everything coordinate just gets me giddy, and makes me feel even more creative, knowing I have a WORLD of possibilities. NO LIMITS!

Being the person to pull my visions together to create one harmonious product line is beyond my wildest dreams. If 5 years ago you would have told me what I’d be doing today I would have died of laughter! I barely knew how to stamp or even EMAIL. Forget it if I needed to ATTACH something to an email! LOL!

Now, I have been a “stamper/customer” for SOOOOO long that I find it so inspiring to be able to sit there, while designing and think….”If I were stamping with this, what else would I want in the set?” (This is also where it gets hard to edit out certain images I may still love! LOL!)

” What would make it easier and faster the get that end result.” (this one has a large variety of interchangeable pieces)

“What would make this set a MUST have for me?” (For example this set has interchangeable wing prints, solid and open lines, as well as every piece a an open/solid image. Whatever you could want for stamping/layering. Maybe a particular sentiment.)

“Can this set be versatile?” (Such as 2 step stamping, can it be colored, used for more than ONE occasion or purpose, is it unique)

As you can imagine it can be both exhausting and inspiring. I find it a constant struggle to shut my brain off sometimes.

I have created so many thing with my first Pretty Impressions © release that my head is just spinning with more ideas.

Now before I start Pam Imholz had 2 samples to share with you today using All A Flutter © and Shutt-erfly ©

Here is a bitty peek at one….

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Make sure you take a look at her blog to see BOTH amazingly fabulous projects she has to share.

And Mona Pendleton has been busy all week long making some amazing samples too! So be sure to check her out too!!

Today thought I thought I’d share some SIMPLE WOW! Projects with you, that you can create in just a few minutes.

Simply Sweet Butterfly

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You have seen the solid outlined butterfly used many times . It is honestly my favorite one in the set 😀 ( in case you can’t tell by my website and logo! LOL!) so today I thought I’d use the open line butterfly-totally alone. No wing prints, no fancy paper, just the butterfly.

I wanted to put my Copic markers to work! So I did just that. I used the One Sheet Wonder cardstock from Couture Cardstock. You can color it with copic markers with NO BLEEDING onto the other side! Love that. Nice crisp white, that is heavy. For just coloring projects being used the a may layer they have a Blending Paper that I love to use instead.

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I kept it really simple, by stamping the open lined butterfly from All A Flutter © at an angle in the upper right corner of my card. I then just enjoyed laying various color of purple. I think it looks really pretty. I added a crunched up Prima to the corner of the card. Now I decided to use the open line butterfly image, combined with the solid image.

I used a template to pierce my flutter trail. I then used a ruler and pen to create a virtual layer. I also traced that layer with a pale purple marker. As I said in a previous post, the All A Flutter Sentiments © are perfect as the main focus of a project.

A Fluttering Butterfly

This time I chose to use the open outline image with the solid base image.

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By stamping the outline 3 different times, moving it ever so slightly it appears to be “fluttering”. I love the shape of this butterfly. LOVE!! In case you didn’t notice that yet either! LOL!

I added some micro-beads to the “body” to match.

I wanted this clean and simple. I am on a teal/aqua kick these days.

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I punched a double layer daisy from Martha Stewart. The punch is meant to ONLY punch the petals up, not out. So I layered the white base, onto the teal base, then took the ink to the flower petals. added a Prima flower.

I stamped my sentiment from All A Flutter Sentiments © in the corner. I also spritzed on some color too.

I wanted a gift to match……so I created this key-chain in like 5 minutes!

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This keychain was a kit I got for my children.

You are suppose to scratch off the black stuff to create a picture, then insert it into the keychain.

So me being the great mom I am, I took the keychains to use for my crafting! LOL! (Yes I am a little ashamed of myself, but they haven’t noticed yet!)

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I stamped the solid outline butterfly onto the keychain front, in black staz on. I added adhesive black pearls to the body, and adhesive rhinestones to the wing dots

INSIDE the keychain I used a clear liquid glue, and sprinkled on some tinsel glitter from Martha Stewart. Once dry I added a Prima flower to the inside. I attached the backing then added some BLING to finish it off.

This is the back view

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I tied on my ribbon, then added the beaded chain I created a month or two ago!

DONE!!

Supplies:

Pretty Impressions © acrylic stamp sets: All A Flutter © image set, All A Flutter Sentiments © set

Cardstock from Couture CardstockRibbon from May Arts

Flowers by Prima

Adhesive rhinestones & pearls, keychain, daisy punch & tinsel glitter by Martha Stewart

So that is all for today.

Thank you again for stopping by! I’ll be back in a bit with some information about our release.

See you later 😀

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Jan 7, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Additional info-it wasnt my website update it was USPS!!

They  updated their software so EVERY STORE all over the world had to update if they use USPS for International Shipping

YEAH!

International Orders

Jan 7, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi everyone-Quick update! If you live outside of the US you will want to read this. If you live IN the US you can skip it.

Up until today our shipping for International orders was working perfectly! People outside the US were able to get our stamp sets using the First Class option! Now that means it only cost somewhere under $3 to ship to places like Austraila!

I promised no overblown shipping costs-you pay what we pay.

That been said, we have been modifying our shipping software to speed up our order process, and with that came a bitty glitch! Somehow the “first class” shipping option “disappeared” for international orders, leaving only an expensive array of shipping options.

 We have found and fixed the issue! So if you are international go ahead and place your order!
If you tried to order and noticed the shipping cost and left, it is now fixed.

So thank you for your patience 😀 Happy Shopping!!

My Etsy

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