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You know the story-

Feb 28, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: blogger challenge, Cards

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Once upon a time, in a castle far, far away, there lived a Princess.

Her name was Lauren.

Her day to day life was more like that of a Cinderella.

She spent her day’s caring for the children, who fought and fussed. Then onto scrubbing the floors, and worse yet, chasing away rodent’s, that recently infested the Castle.

Whenever she got the chance, she would quietly escape to her stamp room, in the dungeon of the Castle. She would hope, that the children would not find her there, as she tried her best to complete this week’s blogger’s challenge. She needed to quickly re-create the layout of the Sympathy card on page 44 of the SU! Catalog.

Well what do you think?

This not only read’s like a story book (hahaha) but looks like the page of one, don’t you think?

When I saw this paper from the Aerial Collection of paper I got from Kim. I fell in LOVE with it, and knew I wanted to use it, but could not bare to cover it up with any layers.

Since it looked like a place for a Castle to hide, And I am not a “scenery” maker, I stamped my castle right onto the patterned paper, and it made it look just like a scene from a story book!

I used Spring Moss cardstock, along with guava textured card-stock, and Chocolate chip, for this card-which measure’s 4 1/2 X 5 1/2.

I colored the Castle with my Copic markers.

I wanted to re-create the flower’s that are on the paper, so I used my brown Copic marker to color the center’s of my Essentials flowers. I used cinnamonstickles for the flower center’s. I then cut apart the leaves of the green flowers, for leaves. I needed some smaller flower’s so I used my new SU! flower punch, and did the same on those.

The chocolate ribbon has a golden shimmer to it. I got it at Michaels. That corner needed “something”, so I felt that added a nice balance, without over-doing it

Sentiment is also from the Once Upon a Time set.

I loved making this card. It was so fun. I am having too much fun with that set. Im especially happy with the outcome of this card. The castle is perfect. Not too big, not too small, and easy to color. Just enough details. Love it. Hope you like it too.

Well, stay tuned, cause when I come back, I have some SUPER cool stuff to share.

See you then.

Funky colors + A Funky stamp set = A funky card

Feb 22, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: blogger challenge, Cards

YES! Today is Friday! LOVE Fridays.

Well as you may now, if you frequent my blog, that Friday is my day to participate in a Blogger’s Challenge.

This week was DEFINITELY a challenge.

We had to use the following colors-which TOGETHER I honestly HATE.

Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, and Brilliant Blue-BLECH!! When have you ever seen me use BRILLIANT BLUE? If you answered never-then you would be correct.

Anyway, here is what I did for the “challenge”. The colors are true to the challenge but my lighting was off. Being limited for time I didn’t get out my photo set up-but rather took it by the window-on a gloomy day :C SORRY!

 mytime-funky-challenge.jpg Funky Flower border

When in doubt go with black! LOL! That is how I balance any weird color scheme. OR white. I try to make them “accent” colors. I would most likely NEVER use this combo again. I felt really limited by it.

Since this combo was FUNKY-I decided to go with a funky layout. I like the end result, that being my layout. But again, not THRILLED.

The 1/2 rectangle is paper pierced to continue to look. It would be too plain otherwise. I had some Paper Frills, but they weren’t the color I needed, so I used my markers to make them Olive, then layered it under my main layer, for a little more interest.

I went with a funky flower to create a border using Fun to be Floral. I love that flower image. The leaf is from the In the Tree Top set.

I stamped them in black, then colored with my Copic markers. The flower center’s have some BLING 😀

The sentiment is High Hello’s.

That butterfly is from the SAB rub-on set. Its a really great set of Rub-On’s.

That is pretty much it.

It is snowing here-AGAIN. So Im off to stamp land.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for my Saturday Sketch challenge 😀

I *may* return here later-we shall see.

Till then.

YEAH! The weekend is just about here. I am very excited about that.

So for the weekend-I KNOW Valentine’s day *just* ended, but in this industry, you have to be ready to move on to the next thing, and fast. Trust me, I have been in Easter mode for a month now, due to stamp releases! LOL! I felt like the stores had to catch up with us, for once.

Publications are currently taking Halloween ideas! EEEKKK! Needless to say “I” will not be submitting for that 😀

OK so moving on-lets think Easter! I am going to share my basket’s and Blogger’s Challenge

easter-nestablility-basket-for-friend.jpg Purple Posie’s-in the PTI gallery

Women of Life, and Just Hatched were used on all of these samples. Flowers are popped out using the Cuttlebug Flowers #1 die. Not an exact match, but I still love the look

mytime-nesting-basket-pti.jpg Spring Garden-using patterned paper by Scenic Route.

I made these QUICK and cute Easter Baskets JUST from my large rectangle nestability dies!

You can stamp your basket’s, or use patterned paper. If mass producing-obviously EMBOSSING the edges takes MORE time-so you don’t have to do that.

 You could alter this design by using squares as well.

The tutorial/idea would be the same, just your measurement’s may change 😀

For the purpose of this tutorial I a making my basket in a pattern, and a solid, so you get the visual idea. It also did come very cool.

DIRECTIONS: Click thumbnails to enlarge

Step 1

 Die cut your desired cardstock/paper. You will need 4. Two for the front/back, then two for the sides.

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Step 2

I used my Scor-Pal, and scored in between the last scallop-edge to edge. See photo.

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On the front/back piece ONLY score bottom. On side pieces score both side AND bottom.

step-3-snip-corners-of-sides.jpg-On the side pieces  snip the corner (triangle off)

Step 3

Bend all scored edges FORWARD. Apply adhesive to all bent edges.

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Step 4

When putting together-line up the tops scallop to scallop.

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Using the LARGEST scallop rectangle, it  turns out to be 3 1/2 inches squared, for your bottom piece. It becomes a square due to the way the sides were scored.

Step 5

Add a handle! Just cut about 1 1/4 inches wide by 11 inches long-end will fit perfect. Just put ends on the inside! They will also keep the sides from buckling in D

Here is our finished basket!

mytime-finished-just-hatched-basket.jpg Flowering Treats Basket

Now here is a close-up of my CLEAR-glitter egg! I found it an our local $1 spot! 12 for a $1.

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I added a band to it, and used the bird from Just Hatched. Its the perfect thing for hiding the closure, and easily slides on and off. That means REUSABLE!

Please ask any ?’s you may have here, and I will edit to answer.

If you give them a try-well send us a link here so we can all view YOUR version.

I am making these for ALL my kids classmates-which turns out to be 36 baskets! I am also giving myself plenty of time, since Easter is ABOUT 4 weeks away. That is only 9 baskets a week. I could do 3 every other day. Very workable.

NOW onto mu blogger’s challenge! WHEW! Are you still with me???

We had to use a layout on page 42 in the SU! Catalog for our card.

Well, while using this paper I decided a card to match my basket would be PERFECT!

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So, I used the bunny image from the New! Eggstra Special Easter, and stamped him-upside -down. I also used Essential Sentiments for the sentiment, and the Behind the Scenes bkgds as well.

I used my Sizzix flower pot die, and created a flower pot for his butt to pop out of. I got this concept after seeing some Whipper Snapper images at a store. I wanted the stamp-but figured I was better off making my own, with my already owned, cute set.

The bunny is flocked. So looks all soft and fuzzy in person.

I used some Doodlebug Paper frills for the pot flowers.

Added some Prima’s and DONE!

Well that is all for today! WOW! What a LONG post. I hope you enjoyed it though.

I would like for you to try out the baskets as PART of my Saturday Sketch.

Speaking of which I better get working on that 😀

Till tomorrow!

WOW! Where did this week go?

I had quite the week here. The excitement of “me” being part of Papertrey Ink. Her INSANELY awesome new products!!!! Seriously could you possibly ask for more-well I guess yes! MORE of the awesome-ness she is bringing. Check it out, if you haven’t already! Ribbon’s, paper and ink-OH MY!!  I had to go buy MORE ribbon storage, and ink storage. I am NOT complaining 😀

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Lots of “stuff” going on and my mojo is in a FUNK! I am catching up on last week’s blog challenge and this one as well. Make sure you enter the MYTIME MAIL-details at the bottom!

I want to update many of you who asked about Daisy! Thanks for remembering about her surgery 😀 LOVE YOU! She is now back to normal. After the “fixing” she cried for 2 nights! Broke my heart-poor baby. Her incision is still healing, and her activity is back to normal.

daisy-in-trouble.jpg This is what I woke up to today.

Someone, got into the bathroom!

How can you get mad at her? She has quite the “personality”, I swear. She has been the BEST addition to our family. Never owning my own dog, the prospect of adding one to our home was always a bit scary. I am so happy we researched a perfect match for breed, to our needs/wants as a family. I am also happy we bought Daisy and not some other “cheaper version” like Jay wanted!! LOL!

He agree’s I was right! Aren’t I always? We as woman, know out stuff!  (Im kidding-sort of)

She has gotten quite furry-I can’t see her eyes! Thank goodness she doesn’t shed! I cannot even imagine the fur-

Now my fur-less babies. Noah did AMAZING at the dentist! I was in SHOCK!! He was awesome the first time, but figure a little kid getting needles in his mouth-he ROCKED! I was so proud of him.

Poor Alexa on the other hand-pulled a MOMMY! She had a panic attack over the x-rays. But we did get her teeth cleaned. She needs work-but I will have it all done when she gets knocked out for her spinal chemo in 2 weeks or 3 months-depends on the dentist schedule.

So my wallet is a mere $200 lighter! LOL!

Anyway-lets move on to the eye candy-

THIS week’s challenge was to use chocolate chip, rose red, pumpkin pie, and taken with teal.

mytime-bc-rocket-love-in-air.jpg Rocket man-

So I used my NEW! Cat’s Pajama’s set-Puppy Love. I am so in love with the new sets.

I got this general idea form my Papertrey Ink-reveal card. Its different but based on my original idea, of 3 panels, and acetate overlay.

I used A Muse twinkle heart stickers for the rocker “dust”. The button is the “moon”. OK I know-Im weird. But I think this is a simple, cute card for a guy 😀 Maybe my guy!

Now LAST weeks challenge was to use the layout from the Sell-a-bration catty-the front page birthday card. Mine isn’t exact-but close.

sweet-baby-myime-flutter.jpg Welcome baby

YES! I am sorry ANOTHER baby card. What can I say, I need alot of baby cards, lately.

My friend Amy got me this butterfly embossing folder by Spellbinder’s, since she know how much I LOVE them! Thanks Amy! Waving hello!

So instead of having the butterfly be cut out, I decided to just emboss it on the layer, and use the embossing openings as a template to apply mypearlescent chalks for a POP of color!!

Sentiment is Limitless Labels.

Everything else is Martha Stewart. The ribbon, patterned paper, dry embossed paper, scallop and flower punch-PRETTY! PRETTY stuff!

I hope you enjoyed todays post.

I need to get to work, because C.C. Designs is having another release! Wait till you see the ADORABLE stuff she has planned.

I feel SO extremely blessed to be able to represent all these AMAZING companies 😀

Don’t forget that the Saturday Sketch is tomorrow too 😀

OK I am off. But, first-I have reached ALMOST 400,000 hits! HELLO! That rocks-my blog isn’t even a year old yet! So thank you for reading, and that being said-

I WANT TO KNOW-

What company or heck-even stamp set,do YOU want to see a sketch done for?

C.C. Designs 

Papertrey Ink

Lizzie Anne Designs

MFT

A Chemistry With Paper

Green Grass Stamps

Take your pick.

You can even suggest a color combo!

I will pick a random # tomorrow afternoon-and whom ever gets picked-I will use their suggestions, for MY sketch next weekend!

They will also get a surprise goody package! Have faith, it will be awesome!

Thanks for playing.

Blogger’s Challenge-double duty!

Jan 25, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: blogger challenge, Cards

Well I had not done my blog challenge yet, when a surprise friend package arrived on my door!

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I was absolutely giddy at the assortment of things that came in that box, that I shocking did not own! I don’t know “WHO” my secret friend is yet-but a HUGE thank you for the amazing and thoughtful assortment of YUMMIES!!!

In the box was a Gel-A-Tins Coffee set! Everyone know’s how much I LOVE coffee stuff.

A super adorable altered mailbox filled with CHOCOLATE!!!

GORGEOUS Prima Glitterfied flowers-NEVER seen these! A bag of Prima’s-prettiest assortment ever, and another purple pkg too!

Some loop brads, way cool bolt like eyelets, 2 pks Making Memories paper, Martha Stewart notecards-LOVE EM, Martha and other asst ribbon, some adhesive pearls and bling I don’t have, cinnamon stickles, pkg of K& co glitter-brads, and rhinestones-and a sakura gel pen!

WOW! Who ever you are-thank you SOOOOO much.

That being said I made a card for my “person” using the new goodies, to send when I find out who it is.

So this Blogger’s Challenge came JUST in time.

So that is why you have “double duty”. I am partaking in the blog challenge by making a card that I NEED to get done! Can you believe this will actually go postal soon? MIRACLES can happen 😀

The challenge was to make a card using the baby card layout on page 141 of the Stampin’Up! Catalog.

My card is 4 1/4 X 6 1/4. I had a blast making this one.

mytime-coffee-blog-challenge.jpg Coffee, tea, and friends….

Here is my attempt at the layout. I did change it up a bit, but I like my version better! LOL! I fell in LOVE with the colors of the paper! Perfect for a cheery cup of joe-thank you!

This uses the following goodies from my pkg-the Coffee Break stamp set, Making Memories patterned paper, gorgeous Fantasy Prima’s, andcinnamon stickles.

The tag-is the SU! Keytag punch. It was a perfect accent for my sentiment.

So there you have it!!!

Huge thanks again-to my friend.

Stay tuned because Sat. is my sketch! Hope you can play along 😀

Bloggers Challenge BLAH’s

Jan 17, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: blogger challenge

OK  I need to be totally HONEST here.

This week’s blogger’s challenge is to use the color-River Rock, Blue Bayou, and Real Red.

Upon seeing this combo I thought-HMMM, OK I can totally do that. It will be fun.

Um, yeah, not so much.

Just THINKING about this challenge all week and waiting till the last minute to make it destroyed my precious, free flowing MOJO today.

So here I share my card.

I did only a “touch” of red, since I was totally NOT feeling this, this week.

Make sure you check out the other member blogs-Im sure theirs are fabulous.

New Home

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This is the Bella Dream House, andSellabella. I LOVE my concept of using the two-again dont like the overall card though.

The tag is by Making Memories.

Not much else to say. Just a case of the BLAH’s!

Blogger’s Challenge-and a video you need to see!

Dec 28, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: blogger challenge, Cards

Well with Christmas being over (still can’t believe it), its time to focus on the next holiday-Valentines Day.

I have not stamped at all in like a week or so. I have a cold, and feel like crap! LOL! So I really hope to get some stuff done today. I’m still in the holiday hangover.

Now that the holidays are over, I hope you all will remember to continue the loving, and giving spirit of the holiday season. I have a link below I’d LOVE for you to watch-it cost YOU nothing, but raises money towards awareness, each time its viewed!

So for this week’s Blogger’s Challenge, we were to get inspired by something. A pattern on a rug, or paper-whatever we wanted.

This is what I came up with

re-done-hearts-of-colors-mytime-la.jpg Colorful Heart of Love

If you can’t tell WHAT my inspiration was, then I will tell you-it was the patterned paper at the top of my card. Its by Me & MY Big Ideas. I got it at Michael’s.

When I saw it, I instantly thought about this detailed heart from Heart To Heart. I just used my SU! markers to color each layer, like my paper.

To continue the “circle” theme, I stamped the heart on the white layer base, then cut the circle patterned paper layer out. I popped out a circle with my punch, and attached a metal rim. So the heart is under the raised circle layer.  I LOVE doing that lately!

The ribbon was by Martha Stewart. A simple, yet detailed card. Love it!!!

I added a border, and fuzzed the bkgd with my software. Just playing around, having fun!

Hope you likey.

Now I also want to share a link to a video.

I always like to do things that raise awareness, and I think so MANY people are affected by Autisim. I have many friends with Autistic children. I was recently forwarded a video, done by parent, of a daughter with Autism.

Its am amazing video. Get a tissue!!! It really spoke to me. I would love to be able to help any child with a disabliltiy.

The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to
Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed. The funding
goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a
moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass
it along to your friends and family.

They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them
to surpass this goal.

Click here: Five for Fighting

 

 http://www.whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com/videos/view/id/408214

As always, thanks for reading.

I hope you take something away from here each time you visit. Be it art related or otherwise 😀

Till tomorrow-

Its Saturday sketch time!!!

Well wouldn’t ya know its Friday already! The countdown continue’s.

I don’t know why I said “already” because this week has been in REWIND!

Maybe its just me?

Anyway-I was “snowed in” yesterday, and pray to God I get to shop tonight-ALONE. Any time BEFORE Saturday. I need to be DONE. Seriously. It will also depend if I get my money in the mail today. Lets all cross our finger’s OK! Could come tomorrow-which is usually AFTER my bank closes-GRRRRRRRR!

So, I told you I had some fabulous Bella card’s right?

Well, you know I am not a liar. I have been so motivated and hard at “work”. This week’s blogger’s challenge was to do interactive cards-cards that move, or shake or “something”.

Wouldn’t you know, I just happened to have Cupcakeabellahere-all uninked, and ready for the challenge!

I’ll take a CUPCAKE WITH SPRINKLES, please.

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Here it is! My shaker card! I haven’t done one of those in YEARS!

Inside are pastel beads from SU! They are suppose to be like the “sprinkles” on a cupcake-or heck, even confetti. Whatever you want. I also added glitter on the cupcake (of course!!!).

Here is a close up view

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I used the mini cupcake from Icing on the cake-perfect match don’t you think?

Circle of Friendship by SU!-for sentiment layered over cupcake.

AND……..Happy Birthday sentiment from Simply Sentiments

So I guess you could say a collection of images from my favorite places 😀 Don’t you love when you can combine images from many places to come up with one great result? I know I do.

The paper is by Me & My Big Ideas. I got it at Michaels. It inspired my colors, and the circles were repeated from her dress 😀

Here is the open view-click to enlarge. It is held closed by Basic Grey magnetic closures. I LOVE those things! I think it was Cambria (??) that came up with this card unique fold style-I have NO CLUE what its called, but it is definitely FUN! If you know let us know in the comments section 😀

I will stamp an appropriate sentiment inside, if I ever give it away!

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Next up from last week was suppose to be sympathy cards. YUCK! I hate doing those. Probably why I “got busy” and didnt get to it.

So I decided to do a card, inspired by a touching cause.

A few months ago a woman named Amy-emailed me about a card I did. She “Googled” butterfly card, and found my blog.

We “chatted” online, and when she told me the card was for a child who passed away from Cancer, I lost it! She had no idea about my story, till she read on, after my response to her.

Anyway-Fate of sorts, I guess.

This card is important, because it was designed after the “symbol” for an organization, Amy shared with me, called Band of Parents. A place founded by parents of children with a rare and deadly form of Cancer called Neuroblastoma. Money from items sold, goes towards research to find a cure.

Please check it out. It will not only teach you something new, it will, if anything make you THANKFUL for what you do have, even if very little-the people in your life, and hopefully your/their health.

This is a perfect time of year when I think we all get tied up in the drama of buying and running ragged, we may forget what is REALLY important.

I know it made me much more thankful for the type of prognosis Alexa has, in comparison. To hear you will DEFINITELY lose your child, is a pain I hope to NEVER experience. My heart and prayers go out to those families.

I have been thinking of a way to help make a difference, with their fight. The wheels still turn.

But here is my card-with a message of hope.

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The stamps used are:

Tree/leaves-Family Leaves promotion by Inique Boutique. I won the set months ago! First time using it.

The sentiments are by CTMH stamps. Unsure of the name. If you know let me know!

So thats all for today.

Enough huh? That last part has me all emotionally drained! LOL!

Stay tuned tomorrow for my Saturday Sketch! I know the holiday is drawing near, so everyone’s time is limited. But I will post it anyway.

I also have more Bella cards 😀 I’m on a kick with them I tell ya!

Stay safe-and stay stamping 😀

Blogger’s Challenge-Watercoloring

Dec 6, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: blogger challenge, Cards

mytime-mft-umbrella-girl.jpg Polka dot happy.

OYE VEY!

I don’t even know if I spelled that right! LOL! But that is what I thought/felt when attempting this challenge. I literally wanted to slap myself in the forehead. Just picture it-

Today’s Blogger Challenge was to use watercoloring on your images.

Can I just tell you that I haven’t watercolored since I bought my Copic Markers MONTHS ago!!! Now I realize with all that practice I think I might even be pretty good at using my Copic’s! TOOT! TOOT!! OK I didn’t say perfect-I said good, and thats good enough for me!

So, I think I am SPOILED with my markers! LOL! I love my Copic’s and DO NOT miss watercoloring AT ALL. This was quite the challenge for me. I kept blending the coat SO much that the paper pilled-GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t get me wrong my coat looked fabulous-till that happened. I had already done everything else so I was NOT about to re-do it. So I hid it! I stamped the coat onto vellum cardstock. I then stamped the dots image from Behind the Scene’s (using different colors) onto it, cut it out, then pieced it over the original image. Now I have a cute polka dot raincoat 😀 This card is just full of HAPPY dots.

I use to be pretty good at watercoloring, but that has obviously escaped me.

This set is the Rain or Shine byMFT. Is it not cute? I really like it. It was of course perfect for the challenge. The paper is by American Crafts. I so love their stuff. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Yes I said it-now for the 4th time-LOVE.

I am so hooked on tilting my images these days. I go through phases where “something” becomes my favorite thing to do, or use. Sometimes its a technique or a layout. Well this week its tilting. Oh yeah I have a “thing” for adding circle to my designs. I just LOVE them. Do you go through phases like that? Or am I weird?

Anyway-thats my contribution.

Stay tuned……………………………………..we still have a Saturday Sketch coming. Plus more ideas. Don’t I always have MORE ideas? Who knows what I will post next.

I’m really trying to get back into my MOJO. Its still tired :C

  

Well Happy post Thanksgiving! Lots to share today.

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday! We definitely did, and I ate SO much I felt SICK-thats not a good idea.

I hope to post some cute pic’s of the kids this weekend-ish.

I don’t know if most of you know that the day after Thanksgiving is one of the best and BIGGEST shopping days of the year (along with day after Christmas) with amazing SALE’s around here. Its called Black Friday.

In honor of that I have a card! Its a 3D shopping bag I made using my Scor-Pal ,attached to a card front, that can hold a gift card-then you write inside 😀 GENIUS for Jason’s teen cousin-this is her holder for this year. I used the trio of Shopping Bella’s.

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mytime-pc-shopping-bag-side.jpg Side view

Every year I get up at 4 am, put my happy face on, get my Jumbo Dunkin’s coffee and BRAVE the crowds.

Can I tell you that this year was by FAR the WORST I have seen. I had 6 incidents of people trying to steal HOT items out of my cart, while I was trying to get something else!

Please dont do that to anyone-its really rude! The everyday Lauren would have went “gangsta” on them- LOL! But the happy Lauren who shops on this insane day is mentally prepared for the desperation of parents to do whatever is possible to get that ONE toy! So I jut said-Um, yeah thats my cart, put it back. Thanks.

I got everything I set for EXCEPT the MP3 players ($10!!!!). But thats OK.

I waited in line at Toys R Us for OVER 2 hours, and then saw the over charged me for 3 items! So I then had to wait in customer service line. I was NOT happy about that. I dont like that you cannot see the SALE price ring through on their registers as it takes it off at the end. I did save about $191!!!! Go me! BEFORE I went I “thought” my kids were “done”. I guess I went a little overboard. EEK. What daddy doesn’t know will not hurt mommy.

My shopping trip did go well, as I grabbed this one worker, and immediately “hired him” as my assistant shopper-to find all the items I needed, while my hubby was on the cell phone (forgot my flyer in the card- STUPID!!!!). It really is a great system 😀 Just bat your eyes and look pathetically helpless. You then go for the SHY guy, who would feel too bad to tell you he cannot help you. He has his walkie talkie, and then gets people to begin pulling items of your choice, off the shelves, as you shuffle through the store.

This year it took me a little while to snag the perfect worker-but he was found. And did a killer job.

See I talked about desperate parents, I in my own way have my own desperate measure 😀 I admit it.

I’m sad I didnt get to meet up with a local girl Staci for coffee-we were both running around nutty. We had a quick chat, then got back to the shopping. I hope to catch up with her soon though!

OK Sorry for the WAY off topic. I suppose if you read my blog, you already realize this is an ongoing habit. But that’s ME. I ramble and talk. If you were to call me on the phone-I swear we could have a conversation like we have known each other forever. I have not decided if my chatty nature is a plus of a minus in personality traits. HMMMM.

Ok Blog Challenge.

We are suppose to get inspired by something!

Well you know me and my Dunkin Dounuts Coffee!! Check out my inspiration ——->HERE

acwp-dd-inspired-gift-card-holder.jpg Dunkin inspired gift slider card holder

This was done using A Chemistry With Paper-Christmas Cheer Set!! Aren’t those tree’s perfect!!

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Now I did another Gift Card Slider card, using Lucky’s Christmas Wish. I used the same colors for inspiration instead.

mytime-lucky-slider-closed.jpg Gifts From Lucky

Is he not the cutest thing ever??? Oh I love him. You can get him—->HERE. The paper is by KI Memories, and shimmers!!! It’s the Joyful collection.

Here is the open view-click for larger view.

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These are just SO cute, and way easy to make. Plus people can re-use them! So Dont SIGN it or WRITE on them. Just save that for the envelope!

OK so Im wiped out! Be back tomorrow for my sketch challenge!!

Id love to hear how your shopping venture went if you had one 😀

Till tomorrow 😀

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