Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Girl Talk - MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch

****My My Time Made Easy Post and Hop is just below****

Happy MFT Stamp Club Day!
It's the first Wednesday of the month which means we have sketch! This week Frances has created a wonderful one too :)
I've used a MFT set that hasn't seen much love lately :(
I stamped the girl from Call Me in Memento Black and coloured with Copics. I also paper pieced the chair with some fun My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup DP.
Stamps: Call Me; Cardstock: Kraft, Prism, Cream, MME Alphabet Soup DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Buttons, Thread, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Nesties
Wonder what FABULOUS creations the MFT Challenge Team created today?! Check them out!
We hope that you will play along with us! You can find all the details in the MFT Forum on SCS. If you upload to the SCS gallery please use keyword MFTWSC09012020 so we can find your treasure~! Don't forget you can also link on the MFT blog as well!
Thanks for stopping by today!

My Time Made Easy - Shop Around Template and Blog Hop

It's release day at My Time Made Easy!
Today I'm sharing a couple of 3D Shop Around templates that I decorated. I'm not normally a 3D sort of person but Lauren's templates and my Cricut Expression sure do make it easy :)
My houses/shoppes were both resized to 80% using the Sure Cuts A Lot programs so that I could use 8.5 x 11 cardstock.
My first shoppe uses many stamps from Home Improvement, Sign It and Display 1. I've also used some of the cut files which were resized by 80% to fit the stamped images.

The roof pattern is from the Construction Materials - Colour Me Pretty -Square Roof Tiles digi paper. Wait until you see all the fun patterns for your shoppes! Bricks, stone, Spanish tiles, wood planks~! Fun stuff! I printed my pattern on kraft cardstock.
Next up is a cute little house. When I originally started this house I was going for an old school house look. Then it changed to maybe a fire house. Well the final result is what you see....lol Again my house was resized by 80% in my SCAL program before cutting with the Cricut Expression.
A close up shot of the Judikins glaze I added to the windows and also some fun felt grass.
This is my last project that I will be sharing as a My Time Made Easy team member. With my new job, looking for a new house and relocating to a new city sometime in the near future, my stamping time will be very limited. I've enjoyed my time with Lauren and the girls and wish Lauren all the best!!
Before you leave today I do hope you'll stop by the team blogs and see what fabulous creations they have to share with you today!

Be sure you leave a comment on each design team member’s blog today because TWO of the design team members are going to be picked to have someone from their blog comments WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to My Time Made Easy ™ LLC!

NO ONE knows which two designers are hiding the treasure, so don’t forget to stop by each design team members blog and leave a little love there. Include your email address-so you can be contacted if YOU are one of the lucky winners!

Winners will be drawn September 3rd, and announced on Lauren's Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 30, 2010

You're On My Mind

Sunday afternoon I created this card for the Featured Stamper on SCS. I chose to CASE this card here.

I really liked the stamping on designer paper and the clean design.

Of course I added a few extras like buttons and ribbon ;)

Stamps: PTI Button Bits; Cardstock: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, DP; Inks: Kiwi Kiss and Black; Accessories: Buttons, Thread, Corner Rounder Punch, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Time Made Easy - With A Latte Thanks!

I have many coffee drinking friends and this cup in the On Display 1 and the sentiment from On Display 1 Sentiments is perfect! All of these sets will be available very soon from My Time Made Easy.

I kept this card fairly simple and attempted to use my Janome Sew Mini. One of my first cards with it...lol

I stamped the image on kraft and coloured with copics. A little stitching, ribbon and cutting with the nesties and my card was done!

Stamps: On Display 1, On Display 1 Sentiments; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Kraft, Regal Rose; Inks: Memento Black, Choc Chip; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals
I wanted to use the new Sign It stamp set as well and whipped up this fun card using the house image from the set. This is a Set of 30 Images $20 *Also Available in Digital Download.

I stamped the image in Memento Black and added a little bit of colour with Copics. A few layers of cardstock and a little stitching finish off this card!

Are you ready for some more sneak peeks? Then stop by and visit Tracey, Pam and Lauren.

Stamps: Sign It; Cardstock: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Sewing, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

You Brigthen My Day TESC126

Taylor had posted a wonderful TESC126 sketch that I thought would work well with some flowers that I had cut and sitting on my table!

This card came together rather quickly which was great for me! That left me more time to work on some other things ;)

Here I used some PTI flower dies, MFT Flower Trio(leaves) and Taylor's A Year of Sweet Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a WONDERFUL Sunday!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Time Made Easy - For Someone Sweet

Welcome back for day two of the My Time Made Easy Sneak Peeks.
Today I'm sharing a couple of things with you. First one being this cool cut file called Homemade Card & Envelope. I resized mine to 80% because I didn't have any 12 x 12 cardstock that I liked...lol That's a GREAT benefit of using a Cricut or any type of personal cutter, you can resize projects to your liking. Bonus! You pull up on the roof to expose the card inside!
My second item I wanted to share are a couple of stamp sets that will be available soon called Shoppe Window and On Display 1.
Shoppe Window: Set of Large 4 Images
On Display 1: Set of 27 images
***both sets will be available as a digital download
I stamped the window image and lighted watercoloured it. The candy lollipops were colored with my SU! markers. I added a bit of stardust stickles to the candy as well.
See that fun pattern paper? It's from the Lollipop Love Collection.
Here is a shot of the inside with the card pulled out.
Stop by Lauren, Stephanie and Silke to see some amazing projects today!

Hope

****For My Time Made Easy sneak scroll down thanks!
This was a card I made last weekend for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS.

I used some oldies but goodies on this one!

I reached for a couple of Taylored Expressions sets. One called Faith & Hope and the other called Luxurious Labels.

My soft colours came from this scrap piece of Basic Grey dp.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 27, 2010

My Time Made Easy Sneak Peeks Begin!

Hey everyone!

Thanks for stopping by! It's time for the My Time Made Easy Sneak Peeks to begin :) I'll be sharing projects over the next several days along with many other of my teammates!

Today I made a card with a new set called Home Improvement which is a set of 21 Images $20- *Also Available in Digital Download* This set was designed to not only enhance your Shop Around template, but also help make your little Shop Around box look like a home!

For my card here I used the frame, window box, flowers, curtains and grass. That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this huge set!

Stop by Lesa, Tammy and Katie as well as Lauren for some fun inspiration using the Shop Around Template.
Stamps: Home Improvement; Cardstock: Choc chip, So saffron, Vanilla, Aqua Mist, October Afternoon dp; Inks: Memento Black, Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Copics, ribbon, dimensionals

Have a GREAT day!

Thanks So Much!

Wednesday night I had a few spare minutes to make a quick card using the Sketch on SCS.

This came together in about 10 minutes and is a Stampin' Up! only card.

I miss this designer paper. It's so colourful and fun! So me!

I inked the tree leaves in Old Olive, So Saffron and Rose Red to match the paper.

Stamps: Trendy Trees; Cardstock: So Saffron, White, DSP; Inks: Choc Chip, Rose Red, Old Olive, So Saffron; Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, Scalloped Circle, SU edge punch, Paper piercer, Dimensionals, SAMJ
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Life and Margaritas!

The other day one of my old co-workers filled me in on some things that she has going on in her life. She is keeping a strong face and trying to move on and I applaud her for it. I wanted to make her a fun card to remind her of a conversation we had over drinks on my last day. Although none of us actually had a margarita I figured this fun image and sentiment from Taylored Expressions Chillax set was perfect!
I stamped it in Memento on Choice Snow White and coloured with copics. I added a bit of stardust stickles to the rim and limes.
I've been practicing with my little Janome sew mini and having a blast with it! So happy I picked it up on vacation!
Stamps: Chillax; Cardstock: Kraft So Saffron, October Afternoon Thrift Shop DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Stickles, Sewing, Dimensionals

The layout comes from Mercy's MTSC88. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Floral Fantasy - MFT Wednesday Stamp Club

Hey all! Before I get to my card you've got to hear the BIG news!! There will be FOUR new challenge members joining us very soon :) Stop by Kim's Blog to read up on who the rockstars are!

Ok now if you are still with me, which I hope you are, let me tell you a little about this weeks challenge. It's all about flowers! Use flowers on your card, use a floral image, use flower paper you get the idea!

For my card I used some fun My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup DP with flowers and the new Flower Die from MFT. I can't get enough of this sweet Being Cute Is What I Do image. She looks to be out of stock at the moment but I'm sure she'll be back soon ;)
My layout comes from Mercy's MTSC88.

I'm betting that Alex and Wendy have a fantastic floral card to share too! The challenge details will be found in the MFT Forum on SCS. If you upload to SCS please use keyword MFTWSC08252010 so I can find your creation!

Stamps: Being Cute Is What I Do; Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Cream and My Mind's Eye DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MFT Flower Die, Sewing, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dude You're The Best!

Well today is my last official day working in my current position. I've taken on a new role within the company and am looking forward to all the changes and challenges coming my way! Brian has been supportive and encouraging through this whole process of whether to apply and go for it. I'm so glad I did! It's going to be nice working Monday to Friday again and spending the weekends with my family :)

I won't bore you all with the chit chat because you came by to see something not read up! LOL!

This card was made for the Featured Stamper on SCS yesterday. I chose to CASE Heather's card HERE.

I wanted BRIGHT and happy colours which I found in a scrap piece of October Afternoon DP. The stamps are from Verve's Dude set.

Stamps: Dude; Cardstock: White, Real Red, So Saffron; Inks: Red, Sunflower; Accessories: Nesties, MFT die-namics open scallop, Button, Thread, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday SFYTT

Today I was in need of a birthday card and of course I waited til the last minute. Seems to be the norm lately...lol

Luckily Jen had her SFYTT posted and it was perfect for the MFT PI girl Being Cute Is What I Do.

I was able to pull out more of the super fun My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup DP for my card too!

Stamps: Being Cute Is What I Do, Birthday Princess; Cardstock: Kraft, Cream, Aqua Mist, MME dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Prima Flower, Silver Brads, Dimensionals

Have a GREAT day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Being cute is what I do!

I hit the jackpot when I found some new My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup dp! It's so flippin' cute!

Right away I had to pair it up with one of my new PI girls from MFT. Being Cute Is What I Do is definitely adorable, eh? Looks like this stamp is currently out of stock but I'm sure it'll be back in a jiffy ;)

I used Mercy's MTSC87 sketch. The only change I made was to center my oval panel over the rectangle.

Stamps: PI Being Cute Is What I Do; Cardstock: Aqua Mist, White, MME dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Sewing, Ribbon, Oval Nestie, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimenionals, Copics
Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Favorite Tree

I love happy mail days! Yesterday was one of those :)

My newest MFT purchases arrived and I couldn't be more pleased!!!

I HAD to get busy with them right away and the SCS sketch294 was perfect for the tree die-namic. It's a FUN die! I paired it up with the grass die-namic and used some new MFT felt too!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Cardstock: Kraft, Choc Chip, Vanilla, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint; Accessories: Sponges, Die-namics Tree and Grass, MFT Felt, Brads, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time to Hit the Books - MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge

It's that time again! Yippee!
MFT Wednesday Stamp Club wants you to play along!
Time to hit the Books! - Think back to school, reading or books.
Keyword: MFTWSC08182010
In a couple of weeks Chloe heads back to school. She's been a very good reader all summer and in fact she read 5 books during our vacation ;)
She has another friend that loves reading too and I thought it might be fun for Chloe to give this to her as a little gift.
This card with detachable bookmark is a tutorial on SCS that you can find HERE.
I used Beate's measurements for a square card.
The stamp set is called PI Book in Hand. She's such a cutie! I coloured her with Copics and added little rhinestones to her shoes.

Here is an inside shot of the detachable bookmark. The sentiment comes from Reading Flopsey.

Stamps: PI Book in Hand, Reading Flopsy; Cardstock: Prism Blue, Kraft, Cream, October Afternoon Thrift Shop; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Brads, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Die-namics open scallop, Jumbo Eyelet, Crop a Dile, Dimensionals
Now hop on over to see what my MFT Challenge Partners have created! It's sure to be awesome!
Have a GREAT day!

Seasons Change

Remember the other day when I buggered up Mercy's MTSC86 sketch? Well this is a card using the right sketch :)

This CAS card was made using more of that My Mind's Eye Dots paper pack. The stamp set is from Unity's July Kit of the Month.

Stamps: July KOTM; Cardstock: White, Kiwi Kiss, MME DP; Inks: Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Nesties, Brads, Mini Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for my MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge card.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Branching Out

I spent a lot of time on Sunday working on ideas and cards for some up coming DT work. It was a great day!

One of the cards that I can show you now is this one. I made it for the Featured Stamper on SCS which happens to be Kathy. I met her at CHA in Anaheim last winter and she's such a doll! I chose to case her card here.

Branch Out from Stampin' Up! has always been a favourite and normally I use it with multi colours but went with all green. I'm hangin' on to the last bits of summer while I can :)

It's my first day back to work...blech! I'm already missing my vacation time :(

Hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Go Team!

Later this month there will be a baseball tournament between a few stores and I was going to be playing along but now I won't be working for a specific store anymore. I'm not sure I'll still be eligible to play :(

I thought it would be fun to make a quick card to give to my old team. I'll still try to stop by and cheer them on!

Here I've used the cute MFT Cheerleader along with more of the My Mind's Eye Paper Pack I picked up on vacation. Remember...you'll be seeing dots a LOT ;)

The layout started to come from Mercy's MTSC86 from last week but forgot the vertical panel...haha! I do have another card that I'll show soon using the RIGHT layout. I'm playing catch up now that I'm back from vacation!

Today I hope to get my Janome sew mini loaded and in operation. Cammie tells me it's REALLY easy and I hope so....haha! I found a video by GinaK on StampTV and she goes nice and slow for people like me :) If all goes well(keep your fingers crossed for me) you'll be seeing some sewing on my cards real soon!

Have a GREAT Sunday!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Having You As a Friend SFYTT

Hello!
I think the only positive thing about coming home from vacation is that I got to stamp!
While in Vegas I drove up to Summerlin to a scrapbooking store there where I found this super cool huge paper pad of MME dots collection for $20! What a steal! It has 180 papers(60 patterns with 3 of each). That means you will be seeing a lot of DOTS soon ;) LOL!

This card below was created using Jen's SFYTT on her blog iheart2stamp.

Stamps: PTI All Booked Up; Cardstock: PTI white, PTI Hawaiian Shores, PTI Aqua Mist; MME DP; Inks: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou 07, White Craft; Accessories: Circle Nesties, PTI die, Mat pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Before I leave I wanted to share a few snapshots from our vacation. Since we've been through Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Nevada before we didn't take too many pics.

Chloe and I sitting on our balcony at the resort. Chloe got a pretty good picture of Brian and I.



Brian and Chloe about to dig in at Joe's Crab Shack.
Chloe with her fish that Mr. Balloonatic made her :)

I still can't believe I got Chloe to stand with Mrs. Green!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Home from vacation

Hi everyone!

We are home and I'm sitting here looking at all the suitcases and bags that need to be unpacked. Ugh!

While away my laptop died so I was unable to get online and visit your blogs, upload anything or FB...bummer!

I'll be using Chloe's laptop for a bit until mine gets fixed :) I hope later today after picking up Snickers, grocery shopping and unpacking I will be able to STAMP! Then I'll be back with something new to share!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What's Up Cupcake?

Today the MFT Challenge Crew of Alex, Wendy and myself are playing with cupcakes! YUMMY!

This week it's ALL about cupcakes! We hope that you will find some time to play along with us!!

All the details will be found in the MFT on SCS. When uploading to the gallery please use keyword MFTWSC08112010 so we can find your yummy creation~

I pulled out the What's Up Cupcake set and coloured with Copics. It's hard to see my little pink sprinkles on the cupcakes but they are there ;)

Stamps: What's Up Cupcake?; Cardstock: Kraft, Prism pink and green, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Silver Brads, Scallop Die-namics, Nesties, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thanks So Much - FTL101

A quick and simple card using the Fall To Layout 101 on the Clean & Simple Blog.

I found this pretty Bo Bunny designer paper tucked away in a drawer. Shame on me, eh?

Another item I haven't used in a LONG time is this beautiful butterfly die from SU!

Stamps: Trendy Trees; Cardstock: White, Prism brown and blues, Bo Bunny DP; Inks: Choc chip; Accessories: SU! butterfly die, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Groovy Love Mojo150

Monday evening while packing, cleaning and doing laundry I worked on a quick card for Julee's Mojo 150 sketch.

Stamps are from One Person and Feeling Groovy.

Designer Paper is from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop.

A little glossy accents were added to the flower along with a couple of mini rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Geeks Rule MFT Wednesday Stamp Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

Today we start our journey south! I'm so excited for our vacation but first I'm making a quick pit stop in Calgary for an interview! Wish me luck!

It's the first Wednesday of the month which means it's sketch time! Be sure to check out all the info in the MFT forum on SCS. When uploading to SCS please use keyword MFTWSC08042010 so we can find your creations!

I realize now that I forgot one element of the sketch....oops! Hope Cindy will forgive me ;)

I'm sure that Alex and Wendy have awesome cards too!

I stamped this fun image from Who's That Geek Guy(currently out of stock but I'm sure it'll be back soon) onto white cardstock and coloured with Copics. My sentiment was stamped onto a piece of vellum.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll post and comment when I can over the next week and a half!
Have a GREAT day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Birthdays are the BEST!

I only had a few minutes(like 10) to stamp yesterday and I was excited to find that Alanna was the featured stamper on SCS.

The majority of her cards are a CAS design. I chose to CASE her card HERE.

I love the look of clean and simple but really do struggle with them. I wanted to add something else to my card but knew I'd ruin it ;)

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Blooming Button Bits; Cardstock: White and Prism scraps; Inks: Black; Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Silver Pearls, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Birthday Wishes SFYTT

One of my staff (well old staff) will be celebrating her 21st birthday tomorrow and even though I'm no longer her department manager, I wanted to make her a card anyway!

I used Jen's SFYTT for my layout.

Stamps are from the Unity July KOTM that just arrived on Friday!

Stamps: July KOTM; Cardstock: White, Real Red, Aqua Mist, MME dp; Inks: Black, Blue; Accessories: Sponges, Nesties, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Yellow Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!