Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monthly Reminder -

I've said it before...I'll say it again - I SUCK at time management!!!  Now that I have to manage my time more...I have had to learn to get things done in a more timely fashion, instead of not at all, or late!!!  This is the first month I have actually gotten things DONE and in the mail before a holiday, instead of a simple phone call!  So grab your calendar, pen or pencil, notebook - and lets get started on the next 6 weeks!!!  
  • Do you have any kids in school?  Are there any events you need to plan on going to, making things for, attending or anything else?
  • What about any birthdays, anniversaries, babies coming, weddings, or showers for either babies or weddings?
  • Do you have any past events you need to make any cards for?  Is there anything coming up you need to make some for?  
  • Do you have any holiday's coming up that you need to make things for?  Make sure you look at the next few months too!  
  • Look at your list of things you need to get done, and start to make your lists!  Make a shopping list of things you need to purchase in order to make something, as well as a list of things you need to purchase for any events, parties, birthday's, etc.  
For me, I actually got some stuff done I wanted to, and others - put aside for more pressing things!  I am creating for me again thanks to this post, and creating for others again - and for that I am thankful!  I have fun things planned that I want to create, not only for myself, but for others as well!  I hope, like me...this little post gets you to look at your calendar a bit more, and get things done before hand!!!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Another Darling Birthday Girl/Card Idea

This is little Brooklyn, she just turned 3 the end of August!  She was just a baby when we drove through Utah, so we have watched her grow up through pictures rather than being there face to face which is really hard.  Brooklyn is really smart, she knows how to take pictures on their tablet and post them to Facebook!!!  She idolizes her sister Kali, and usually when you see one of them - you see the other one right behind, except when Kali is in school that is!   The best thing I love about this little beauty - is her smile!!!  I am glad her mommy has such a great person to watch the kids while she works, their grandma - Megan's mom!!!   At least I know the kids are loved, and not just watched by some stranger!  No longer the "baby" of the family, Brooklyn has a little brother that just turned one!  You can see Karson and his Thomas the Train present and his birthday card I made tomorrow!!!  The dolls for the girls - totally picked out by my husband...me, I would have picked out something else, yet HE did a perfect job - according to Megan!  Kali had been wanting one of these dolls for a long time, so I am glad Del was the one who could make her day!  Brooklyn sat and brushed her dolls hair for a long time Megan told us!  So I am really glad he did such a great job or instinctively picked out the perfect thing for the kids!!!    
For Brooklyn's card, I used the Paper Shapers Cupcake punch, and created 3 cupcakes since she turned 3!!!  I used the same "Happy Birthday" stamp as I did on Kali's card, and love how it turned out as a whole! This is the type of card where you can layer different colors of paper to create a "cupcake" looking embellishment!

Supplies:
Paper Shapers Cupcake punch
Card base 
Scrap paper for the background and cupcakes
Happy Birthday stamp
Black ink
Black embossing powder (optional)
Adhesive of your choice
Fine tip scissors 

Directions:
Step one:  Cut the background paper to fit the card base.  Using your adhesive - add it to the card.  
Step two:  Stamp your birthday greeting on a scrap piece of white cardstock, embossing if you choose to (but not necessary).  Add it to the card background.  
Step three:  Create the cupcakes using different colors of scrap papers...I used 4 different colors here...  White for the whole cupcake - and then just the top half in 3 different colors - the dark pink polka dot for the "frosting", and then basic pink for the candle, with yellow for the flame!!!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
   



















Friday, October 10, 2014

More Birthday Card Idea's -

Now this little beauty is Kali...  Kali just started kindergarten and turned 6 in September! She is such a little diva - I just love her to pieces!  On our visit through Utah - I had a pair of flip flops on - white...only they were really dirty as I hadn't been able to buy a new pair before visiting everyone.  She looked at my shoes and freaked out because they were so dirty!!!  Her mom was getting rid of some shoes - came back and gave me a pair...  Every time I wear those flip flips - I laugh because of Kali!!!  Can't bring myself to wear the dirty ones anymore!   
Kali used to have really long hair, but when she went to school...wanted it cut short like the other girls' was!  We had went to the store to pick out presents - I went down the Barbie isle - Del said absolutely not... he wasn't giving his granddaughters no stupid Barbies!!!  So I let him pick out what he wanted - and he found these dolls...  Oh my hell - both girls LOVED what we sent them!!!  What a great choice my hubby made in getting these!!!  
For Kali's card - of course I had to do pink...and since she turned 6 I had to add 6 balloons to her card!  I used a simple CTMH birthday stamp at the top, black ink pad...  I used the same punch as Braxton's card - and the same twine as well!  I liked having the one little balloon at the top, with the same white bow keeping the rest of the balloons together!!!  I used scraps for the balloons, which made it truly one of a kind!!!   I am so glad I made all 4 of the kids one of a kind cards, and can't wait to finish up the others that I have started!  I hope you enjoy the one today, and challenge you to create a few of your own!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Birthday Card Idea - With A Challenge

I had a 3 day weekend recently...and had to get a few VERY LATE birthday cards done, and the Halloween can & cards I shared the past couple of days!!!  They needed to get in the mail, and sent when we actually had money to send them!  I totally love how each of them turned out, and you now get 4 days worth of my cute grand-kids and their birthday card I made for each of them!  
Now, this is Braxton...  He is the oldest of 4 kids, and the oldest grandchild!  When he was younger, he would come over to our house when we lived in the same area, 
I discovered he ate Oreo cookies just like his Grandpa Del!  Being just a little guy about 18 months old, he would eat the middles, and then he would stick the cookie part under his butt...when he stood up - there was all these cookies...minus the middles!  That has been the funnest memory I have of him and being just like my husband!!!  Braxton has 2 little sisters and a little brother!  He is just the best kid, and doing so good in school!  His Grandma Holli helps to take care of the kids while their mom goes to work!  He is so lucky to have the life he has, and she is lucky to be able to be there with them full time!  


This is the birthday card I made for Braxton...I love how it turned out!  Okay, it's a bit late...okay a lot late!!!  But in my defense - it's been one HELL of a few years...  The other 3 kids just had birthdays - between August and October...Braxton's birthday is on March 8th...he turned 9 this year!  I figured we could send him something when we sent the other 3 kids their birthday gifts!!!  I started with the card base and striped paper.  I then found scrap paper's that matched the colors in the stripes, and made the balloons out of EK Success' Paper Shaper's balloon punch!  I then used KI Bakery Twine in the black and white for the strings on the balloons...and then a simple white bow to keep them all together!!!  I then added a simple birthday stamp at the bottom to finish it up!   
The best part about making your own cards, is they are more personalized for the person receiving them!  Since Braxton turned 9 this year, I made 9 balloons!!!  Now, I probably won't do that again since he's turning 10 in March...but this one, just turned out cute, and perfect!!!  I have 3 more cards to share with you the next 3 days, each as different and unique as each of the kids are!

**Challenge**  Make a few extra birthday cards to put away for use later on!!!  Take the time to get them done before the event, instead of right on!  You know the day is coming up - so instead of being like me and waiting until the last minute...get them done EARLY!  If they are late - still get them done and in the mail but just do it!   
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
       

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

More Halloween Ideas Using Creative Paperclay

I have made cards now for almost 24 years...  I love coming up with new card ideas using unique products...this card is no different!  I made a few cute Halloween embellishments out of a scrapbook template, Creative Paperclay, and paint I wanted to share with you!  The best part about Creative Paperclay - you can do so many different things with it...making each thing be as unique as you are!  The other best part...is using the same stuff you create scrapbook pages with, in order to make one of a kind cards, tags and embellishments while you are at it!    
Supplies used:
Creative Paperclay
black, orange paint
Scrapbook template
Xacto knife
Various stamps (your choice)
Twine and ribbon
Card/envelope
Tag
Black and white ink pads
Scraps of paper

I started by making the can you see right above...here is the link if you need the directions on how to create the can itself!   I already had the perfect purple card... and the perfect black tag to go along with the can!  Starting with the card on the above... I used scraps from the can project to create the black and orange background on top of the stamped card.  I had stamped the card at the same time I stamped the purple in the can, cleaning the stamp before I used the white on the black portion of the projects.  For the card, I used KI Bakers Twine in 3 different colors (black/white, orange/white, purple/white) along side the painted witch hat.  For the tag, I simply added a bit of orange and white ribbon to the top of the tag, with the pumpkin on top!  A bit of torn paper in the polka dot was just what the creation needed to finish it up!  
I had a wonderful time creating this set...and can't wait to share with you the other can I am finishing up now!  My husband is totally my backseat crafter with these projects... making sure to let me know what looks good and what DOES NOT...  I hope those that receive these in the mail, enjoys them as much as I did in creating them!  

Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
      


   



Monday, October 6, 2014

Creative Paperclay Design Team Halloween Link Up Party!!!


Hello everyone!!!  Today's post is brought to you by the Creative Paperclay Design Team and our Halloween Link Up party, where you get nothing but awesome Halloween related projects made out of Creative Paperclay!!!  I am excited to bring you my project today, and make sure you check back this week for even more fun Creative Paperclay ideas!  It's all about Halloween this week!!!  
I recycle...and well, drink entirely way too much coffee too!!!  MJB coffee, just like my dad, met a man who loved it as much as dad did...  Now, first off...I hate to throw away perfectly good cans like this - especially when I can alter them!  I have been altering cans for a long time now - and love this idea better than the traditional "paint cans"!  Lets get started with the supply list and directions!  



Supply list:
Creative Paperclay
Scrapbook templates (Halloween theme)
Xacto knife
Sandits to sand the edges of the clay pieces
Black, orange and yellow paint
Solid paper - black, purple
Orange polka dot paper
KI Bakery Twine
Halloween stamps - 
     Stampin Up
     Close To My Heart 
     Reflections
     Craftsmart
Black and white Craftsmart ink pad
Black and white embossing powder
Tissue paper
Candy (for the inside of the can)

Directions:  
Step one:  Start to roll out 1/3 of a package of Creative Paperclay to 1/8" thin.  Take your template, and cut out the chosen shapes using your Xacto knife.  Attempt to smooth the edges around the shape with your finger.  Allow each shape to dry completely, flipping over after 12 hours.  
Step two:  Using your sand paper (or Sandits), smooth out the edges of each of the shapes you created.  After you have dusted each shape off, start to paint each shape...use 2 coats for each shape, allowing to dry between each shape.  
Step three:  Make sure the can is cleaned out...wash the inside and outside if you need to!  Let dry while you get ready for this next step!  
Step four:  The can I used is 5.5" x 20" round.  You will need to cut 2 black 6.5 x 6", 4 purple 1.5 x 6" and 2 orange polka dot 3 x 6".  Set the orange paper aside for use later on. Place the 2 black papers beside each other, using your white ink pad with the various stamps you have, start to stamp across the pages.  Finish by embossing the images in white.  
Step five:  Using the black ink with the 4 purple papers, randomly stamp images (after you have cleaned the stamps) all across the pages.  Finish by embossing the images in black.  
Step six:  After the ink has dried with the Creative Paperclay images, and the ink on the black and purple pages - you can start to add everything on the can.  Take one of the orange papers,  and add it to the can, folding down the excess inside the can.  Take 2 purple papers, add one to each side of the black paper.  Repeat.  
Step seven:  Start to add the purple/black paper to the can, taking the right side and adding it to the left side of the orange paper.  Repeat for the other purple/black paper, adding it to the right side of the orange paper with the left side of the purple paper. Finish gluing down the papers, adding the last piece of the orange underneath the two purple pieces!  Fold down the extra inside the can - the entire way around.  

Step eight:  Using KI Bakery Twine, twist 3 colors around the can.  In 4 different spots, add the Creative Paperclay pieces you painted.  Finish up by adding a piece of tissue paper inside the can, with a bit of candy or presents inside the can for the recipients!!! 
I had so much fun making this one, I'm doing another one!  A special thanks to my armchair crafter (AKA Del, my husband) who helped me design this fun piece!!!  

If you are like me and drink a lot of coffee...or you like to recycle...or you just like something new to put your Halloween candy in...this is the perfect thing you can recreate using what you have available!  Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you go check out all the projects linked up on the Creative Paperclay Blog!!!  You are sure to find a TON of inspiration there!!!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and 
Creative Paperclay Design Team



Thursday, September 25, 2014

3 Months Until Christmas


Well, you have 3 months before Christmas is here...grab your notebook and lets get started in planning!  Everyone's situation is different and just because I talk about "Christmas", use the same thing for any of the holiday's you practice...I just know about this holiday, and mean absolutely no disrespect to anyone!  For me, I need to plan things out, in order to get more done! Time is also limited for me now, so I need to get done when I can!  So, lets get started planning things out a bit more than we did last month, and if you are just getting started with me, you can always check out this post, for what we did last month in order to catch up!

Today, we want to go more in to details and plan out some of those things we discussed last post!  We have 3 months to get stuff done - and honestly, if you work or procrastinate - that is not much time!  

  • Start to work on the Christmas cards for those you are making by hand!  Check out your favorite inspirational site or magazine and narrow down what you are going to do!  If you mail cards out, name sure you look at that when you are designing your cards.  Decide how many you will need to make each week in order to get them done and in the mail in time!   
  • Parties you are attending or giving...this list is such an important part of everything being able to plan out everything, and starting to purchase what is needed before hand!  Have a separate area in your kitchen if you need to, in order to not use the items before the time or event!  
  • As you are planning out your parties, start to work on your baking list!!!  Look at what needs to be done, can you make anything before hand and freeze them?  Check out different recipe's and get things narrowed down!  
  • Gift you are making - do you have your list ready?  Out of that, what do you have, and what do you need to purchase?  As you are looking at your list, look at your budget too...this is probably just as important as anything is!  
  • What about decorations, are you making any ornaments or decorations this year?   What do you have, what do you need, what do is your budget here?   Start to work on things now - or purchase what you can at least!!!  
  • The gifts you do purchase, how do you want to wrap them?  Look at different ideas, and start to figure out your own way to wrap the presents you do buy, such as the can in the picture above!  If you are like me and drink a lot of coffee, you can recycle your containers into unique gift containers and save money while you are at it!  
Before things get too crazy, and you are spending a bunch of time in getting a ton of things done, try to get stuff done earlier this year, in order to be able to have fun then!  I hope you will join me this year in getting things done this year!  You have a month to get this done, so start to planning!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Getting Things DONE -


We've talked a bit about inspiration when you do not have absolute any...you can check out this post for help in that direction if you need to!  My problem is - actually spending the time in GETTING things done and even finding the inspiration for a project in the first place - before things actually need to get done!  Since I do procrastinate as bad as I do, the posts on the 15th of each month - is more for me than anyone, I hope they will help you too!  
Yet - the inspiration for my own stuff isn't even there, how can I expect to make the gifts I need to for anyone else?  Are you with me there?  Well, the inspiration hit me after I read the post again...and started making my list of things needed to get done!  From there - I checked to see what I have at home as far as products are concerned, what ideas I have already, and what I need to look for both product and inspiration wise.    
  
My list - 
  1. Birthday cards - both belated and upcoming, I am looking at 12-13 cards that needs to be made for all age groups.  
  2. Halloween - cards (4) and treat containers (10)
  3. Thanksgiving cards (7-10)
  4. Christmas gifts - Framed art pages (5), Paper bag albums (6)
  5. Christmas cards - 
  6. Small gifts for friends, coworkers, neighbors
And with each set of items listed above, what I need to do to get them finished:
  • For birthday cards - I do have some stuff, and have a lot of fun things I can create my own embellishments.  Need to look at smaller children card ideas though.    
  • Need to look at Halloween related products for various projects. Check out Pinterest for any inspiration for cute projects, such as the fun altered toilet paper roll candy holder!
  • Look at Thanksgiving related products for a few cards and smaller projects!  Need to look at inspiration for anything I want to make!    
  • Christmas related products to create projects for gifts, decorations, and cards for different people.  Check out Pinterest and blogs for inspiration on things to make - such as the Christmas Planner shown here!  
Through out the post here, the pictures here are from my Pinterest account, inspiration of things I want to make!  I hope you join me the next few weeks in finding inspiration - purchasing supplies, and getting things done!  Get ready to get stuff done with me!!!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
        

    

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Creative Paperclay Design Team -

It's that time of the month again...no not THAT time, but time for a fun Creative Paperclay project!!!  Take a look at this sneak peak...and for detailed directions and a supply list, make sure you check out the design team blog here!  Great to make for presents...
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monthly Reminder -

One thing I'm not good at is time management!!!  I have so much I want to get done, but never end up getting done because I end up doing other things instead!  Now that I have to watch my time more, I am hoping this will help me to actually get more done by planning a bit for the next few months!   So, grab your calendar, a pen, some paper...and lets talk about what we have going on for the next 6 weeks or so!!!  
  • Do you have any kids in school?  Are there any events you need to plan on going to, making things for, attending or anything else?
  • What about any birthdays, anniversaries, babies coming, weddings, or showers for either babies or weddings?
  • Do you have any past events you need to make any cards for?  Is there anything coming up you need to make some for?  
  • Do you have any holiday's coming up that you need to make things for?  Make sure you look at the next few months too!  
  • Look at your list of things you need to get done, and start to make your lists!  Make a shopping list of things you need to purchase in order to make something, as well as a list of things you need to purchase for any events, parties, birthday's, etc.  
My list - boy do I have a list!!!  Birthdays are plentiful for Del and I, and most people are lucky enough just to get a phone call, let alone a card!  My goal this year was to get better at stuff like that, and well, I have failed again miserably!  I am hoping to change that from this point forward and get a handle on next years events!  My main goal is to look at things between now and the end of the year, and make a list of things I need to make, purchase, and get done!  I hope you join me!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Friday, September 5, 2014

Shutterfly Offers -


I was so excited to get these special's from Shutterfly, I had to get them up here and sent out to everyone the moment I found my email!!!  

  • While it may be embarrassing to admit, some of us are selfie addicts on Instagram.  Which begs the question; why not share your beauty using promo code 101WOOT as a new customer?  You'll receive 101 4 x 6 free quality prints that are perfect to send to friends, family...and crushes.   Choose from 500 border treatments, include dates or names with free back printing, and ensure crystal-clear quality with our VividPics technology.   This special is good from 9/4 - 9/11, and is for NEW customers! 
  • Not a new customer?  Take advantage of our triple offer YOUCHOOSE open to all.  Pick between one free customizable luggage tag (never again will yu take the wrong suitcase home from baggage claim), or one free 16 x 20 print (Kate Upton poster for the hubby's office, perhaps? Yeah right!), or a $10 discount on purchases $10 or more (who doesn't love to save?  that's an extra burrito in your purse this week!).  This is for all customers from 9/6-7 ONLY!!!   
  • Calling all moms-this is the promotion you've been waiting for!  As we head into the school year, consider this your opportunity to chronicle your child's favorite moments from summer holiday.  You know, all those pictures your kids didn't want to be in?  We promise they'll see the value in it when they're 18.  All customers receive one free 20-page 8x8 hardcover photo book with promo code BOOK4FREE.  Fell free to add upgrades such as additional pages, cover options, or larger sizes, all available at an additional cost.  This special is good from 9/4 - 9/11, and is for all customers!   
I have used Shutterfly before - the prints came back really quick, even though they told me it would be a bit longer!  I have also made one of the books - and to say I am happy with it - is an understatement!  Yet I also love to scrapbook! So, have fun this weekend creating!
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
  





Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Creative Paperclay Design Team

If you are looking at wanting to try something new, check out Creative Paperclay's design team blog for just about any kind of craft you can imagine! There is a really cute project on the blog for beginners or children...a darling beehive!!!  If you are just starting out, make sure you look at what crafts you already do before you go and spend a bunch of money on things you don't need!  Creative Paperclay is a lot of fun for kids projects, scrapbook projects, and more!  Check out the blog, link below, for a ton of inspiration!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and

Monday, August 25, 2014

4 Months Until Christmas


Well, you've got 4 months from today until Christmas is here!!!  That isn't a lot of time...especially if you are a procrastinator like I am!  Today's challenge is to simply to take a look at this date in this way:

  • Are you going to purchase Christmas cards, make them, or a bit of both? Start to make a list of who you want to send a card to, and get an idea how many of those on your list will get a handmade card.  Look at sketches, and what you have at home to create with - as well as your favorite inspirational places to get the creative juices flowing!
  • Do you typically plan Christmas parties or events for your friends and family?  If so, take a look at your calendar and plan a date if you haven't already!  Get a list of what you might need to do, bake, purchase - or what have you for the event.   
  • Do you bake, or give neighbor gifts at all?  Look at what you have for baking, and what you will need to get, and start to put it on a list to purchase!  
  • Start to make a list for those you want to get gifts for...are you making anything, if so - get it started.  If you need to purchase supplies TO make something, then get it on a list.  
  • What about any type of decorations you might want to make - get a list going of what you want to make, and start to purchase!  
  • Plan how many paychecks you will have until Christmas - get things purchased while you can...and research where you might be able to purchase for cheaper!  
  • Do you want to decoratively wrap your presents?  If so, research different ideas you can recreate, from gift tags, to cans, to boxes, to gift wrap... look at different ways you can wrap presents and make a plan!  
You end up spending so much time in purchasing gifts, wrapping them, making things, baking and decorating...spend a bit of time ahead of time in order to be able to not get stressed out then!  Lets get started planning this years perfect Christmas celebrations and times!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme     

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend Challenge's

I have decided I am a huge procrastinator...just like my mom!  I love her completely to pieces, but I hate that I have gotten that trait from her!  So, to change that, each weekend you will get a few challenges to get things done...which will help me get my own stuff done in the process!  You will have plenty of different challenges to choose from, from basic to specific!  I hope you come back each weekend and get a bit of inspiration to help get your own stuff done!  
  • Research something different - if you traditionally do 12 x 12 scrapbook albums, and have never done cards, then start to research what you would need to start to cards! Just learn to create something different than you are used to doing - and step outside of the box!
  • Find a project you have been meaning to do - or something you have all the supplies for, and get it done.  
  • Start a design sheet on a project you have been meaning to get done.  If you finish it up, take a look at supplies you have already to go with the project you are doing.  
  • Take a look at this post looking at our calendar's for the next few weeks and what needs to get created.  If you have things you need to make, make a list of supplies you need to buy, or things you need to do to finish something up...but get something done that makes a difference.  
  • Check out your books, magazines, emails you've kept for inspiration, brochures, Pinterest, manufacture's web sites, or any other site you have bookmarked!  Find at least one thing you want to make, and start to get all the supplies for it!   
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your creativity this weekend!  I know I am going to enjoy mine! 
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
         

  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Creative Paperclay Design Team Project

I have another awesome project up on the Creative Paperclay design team blog - I hope you check it out here!  Here is a little preview:


For complete directions - make sure you go to the Creative Paperclay Design Team blog for a complete list of supplies AND step by step photos and directions on how to make your own!  Thanks for stopping by!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and
Creative Paperclay Design Team  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Composition Notebook

I needed a new composition notebook - and thanks to my post from yesterday, a bit of inspiration and a challenge to complete it since it had been on my mind all week!    

Supplies used:
Composition notebook  

Bazzill pink cardstock
Patterned paper from my stash
Colorbok White cardstock
Scraps of paper for the flowers
White ribbon (large and small)
KI Bakery Twine
KI Charms
Sizzix die cuts - flower #1, flower & stem, flower #6
Punches - sun, circle, circle flower
K&Comp stickers
Hot glue gun

Directions:
Step one:  Cut the 12 x 12 cardstock and patterned paper in half, and then cut 1" off, making each piece 6 x 11".  Set aside one of the patterned pieces, and fold the other piece in half.  
Step two:  Add the patterned paper to the composition notebook's spine, using your hot glue gun.  Add the solid color so you have 1" left over to fold over to the inside cover. Make sure to put enough adhesive on the notebook, especially on the corners.  
Step three:  After you unfold the 3 folds you did, there will be a small box in each of the top and bottom corner - cut the corners off where the fold is so your corners are more flat.  Using your glue gun - make sure you glue each of the sides down - doing the side last. Repeat for the other side.  
Step four:  If you are using ribbon - put your ribbon down (using your glue gun) on the inside top part of the composition notebook.  Do not glue anything else down yet...  
Step five: Take your twine (I used 3 different colors) starting at the top of the inside album (where the other ribbon is) and start to wrap it around the ribbon.  After you have it the way you want it to look - glue the bottom inside of the ribbon and twine together on the bottom inside of the notebook.  
Step six:  Glue the ribbon to the notebook, then adding a bow made of ribbon and twine to the top part of the ribbon.  On top of that - glue the charm.  
Step seven:  Start to add the stickers.  I used 3 different stickers that had sayings in them such as Believe, Peace and Hope...  Even though the stickers are "sticky" glue them down as well.  This way the stickers won't come off and it is more durable.
Step seven:  Create your flowers and add them to the notebook. 
Step eight:  Add a simple stamp or signature to the back of the notebook, showing YOU created it!     

I will be making a fun bookmark with the supplies left over from this project today - I will be sharing it sometime later on, referring back to this post! so make sure to check back!  I am sure I will end up with a few cards as well...all on one post!  Paper crafting can be a lot of fun - not just doing "scrapbook's", but cards, bookmarks, mini albums, and altered stuff!  I am working on a lot of things right now - or at least getting the inspiration finally that I have needed TO get things done!  
**Tip - composition notebooks are on sale right now for CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP...  Go to any of your local office supply places and you should be able to find them easily!**


Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
   
  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Inspiration When You Have NONE!

Life has thrown me a few curve balls lately - of which I apologize for not posting like I wanted to the past few weeks!  Hopefully that will change this month into next!!!  If you are like me - creating just helps the brain - and the stress level!  Yet there are times that creating is just stressful in itself!  Plus, I tend to procrastinate - thus the post from yesterday to remind everyone to look at their calendars for things you need to do!
  
So, how do you "create" when you just have no inspiration to do it?  Or, like me, life has just thrown you curve balls lately that don't allow you to be able to "create"?  Well, today, we are going to talk about just that, with a few things I am going to try to do so that I can get more done!  Hopefully it will help some of you too!  

  • Start reading some of the blogs you subscribe to...  Find your favorite one, and look at the past things they have done!  
  • Look back at some of your favorite projects - can you make something for someone else as a gift?  
  • Check out Pinterest - YOUR own boards...or here is my link, follow me and grab some fun inspiration there!
  • Go to a class, or check out YouTube for fun scrapbooking/card making related video's you can check out and learn from!
  • Make something small - like a bookmark shown here!  A 2.5 x 6" scrap can make the best bookmarks ever! 
  • Just pick a project - and DO IT...  Don't second guess yourself, or think about it, just get in and do it!  
  • Try something different - if you normally do 12 x 12 albums ONLY - find a mini album, paper bag album, or something totally different such as cards, altered projects or a framed page instead!  
My lack of creativity lasted quite a while, and when I get busy with life, it's even worse! Add to that a stress level - well, you can tell why I create in the first place!  I have a ton of birthday's in the next few months...plus Christmas coming up - so for me...I need to get things created...or at least thought about and stuff purchased to get things created.  I just need to "do it"...plain and simple!  I hope you join me while I fix my procrastination problem and get lots of fun stuff created!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
  
        

Friday, August 15, 2014

Monthly Reminder


Hello everyone, it's that time of the month again, so grab your calendar, your pen, your notebooks - and lets get started planning things out!  If you are a mom of kid - I am sure you are getting ready for school, and all that "that" implies!  Make sure you look at things until the end of September for any type of things you might have going on!  Christmas is also coming up (or whatever December holiday you have), which means gifts!  Look at things you can make there instead!
For me - I am looking at the next few months to see what I have going on - birthday's in September I can start to make cards and things for...  Christmas coming up at the end of the year I can get stuff rolling for...  
I hope you have fun in getting your stuff done!  I know for me - I try to get things done earlier, but I end up failing more times than not!  My goal between now and the end of the year is to get things done before they need to go in the mail instead of afterwards!  Enjoy your day!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Creative Paperclay Design Team

There are some fun tips on using Creative Paperclay on the design team blog!  You can check it out here!!!  If you haven't used this fun stuff, you can do a lot of different things with it - start out at the blog, and go from there!!!  
Lynda Jeffs
and Memories in Tyme

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Our Family Album Vertical Paper Bag Album



One of my favorite style of scrapbook albums right now is the vertical paper bag album!!!  The original idea is not my own...I went to a blog hop, and that was it for me, I've created almost nothing else since!!  I love how they turn out, how you have multiple areas to put pictures, and all the different ways you can journal in the albums as well!  Instead of taking pictures this time...I decided to  do a video.  It's not the best, but you can at least see the details a bit easier than explaining!  
The cover was shared on my Creative Paperclay design team blog, link here!  I love using my scrapbook templates to create one of a kind titles and embellishments for my albums!  This one - was no different!  

Supplies I used for this album:
Creative Paperclay
Molds - flower and leaf
Alphabet template
Xacto knife 
White acrylic paint
Pink and blue Radiant Pearls paint
Sizzix die cuts - leaf stem, flower, tags, heart, 
Punches - Small sun, heart both small and large, flower, circle flower, 
3D squares
KI Bakery Twine
KI Metal Charms
Journaling pen
Hot glue gun
Adhesive
6 paper sacks
Colorbok White Cardstock
Colorbok Watercolor Cardstock 

To get the original idea - please go to this blog post!  It will get you to a gal who has a lot of AWESOME video's on her YouTube channel, so make sure you go check it out!    

I hope you enjoy! 
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Challenge for the Weekend

Well this month has been shot to hel*, let me tell you!!  Creative wise I have not accomplished much of anything, except an album I have been working on "Our Family" where I created the album cover out of chipboard and paper, with Creative Paperclay embellishments!  The album is turning out wonderful, I can't wait to show it to you via video!!!  Some of the little details have to be seen up close, the pictures just don't do it justice!!!  
So - question for you all - what happens when you just have NO creativity AT ALL?  How do you "get it back"?  Here are a few tips for you to maybe get a bit of that ole' creative spark back:  
  • Clean your space by organizing (if you need to), or just cleaning your area in which you always create.  
  • Look at some of the things you have started - AND NOT FINISHED...  What is wrong with the creation to make you not want to get it done?  
  • Find a friend or family member who wants to create WITH YOU...  Sometimes creating with someone ends up giving you the inspiration you need!  
  • Look on Pinterest, blogs or web sites for something "different" you can do.  If you always do 12 x 12 projects, switch it up to mini albums!  
Now - an extra challenge this weekend is to grab the following supplies, and create "something":
  1. Cardstock 
  2. Patterned paper
  3. Ribbon, floss or twine
  4. Brads, eyelets or buttons
  5. Alphabet of some sort for a title
  6. Die cuts, stickers or stamps (any style)
  7. Your choice
Have a great day today, we will see you next time!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekend Challenge -

So, what are your plans for the weekend?  Do you have BBQ's you are going to,  family events...what about concerts, or time spent with friends or family just doing whatever?  Or - have you been on a recent vacation, so the time spent is more getting caught up in everything you have neglected!!!  
Your challenge this weekend is to either:
  • Take photos at an event you are going to - keep track of the fun things people say and do for journaling purposes later on!  
  • Finish up a project you have been working on.  Stop the procrastination and get it done!  
We are going to a BBQ this weekend, so I will be making sure lots of pictures are taken, and lots of journaling done!  And, I am working on a "Our Family" vertical paper bag album...one that is turning out perfectly!  I can't wait to get it finished to share with you - the cover is on my Creative Paperclay design team blog - just scroll down and you will see the link! 
Have fun this weekend, I would love to see your photos or projects from your event or project you are doing!  Mine will be shared later on this month!  Plus I am planning a week full of Christmas in July ideas - cards you can make up ahead of time, as well as layouts/mini albums you can create ahead of time - either for yourself or gifts, as well as ways you can use every day things for gifts!  Should be a fun week for sure!  You will also get links to other blogs that have ideas...so make sure you are on the mailing list for sure!  
Until next time,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme    

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monthly Reminder


It's that time again, where we spend some time looking at your events for the next few weeks - grab your calendar, notebook, and writing utensil and lets get started!  You need to look at things until the end of August - and further if you would like!  Do you have any type of weddings, showers for brides or babies, birthday's coming up, or any other type of event you need to purchase, make, or decide on???  
My life has taken such a turn this past year - I love the changes, and embrace each of them!  Some people that were in my life last year, not this year... and others are in my life where I didn't think I would.  I am so far behind in things I need to get done, my goal is simply to get caught up in my previous projects!  
So, your challenge...pick what you need to do, and we will see you in a month! 

  • Look at your calendar for any events you need to make cards or gifts for. Get your list going of what you need to get done.
  • If you are behind in making things (like me) - I challenge you to get at least 3 past projects done this month...
  • Pictures say a thousand words - but only if you help tell the story...  Look at what pictures you have right now that needs to be scrapbook-ed and get at least 2 projects done from pictures you have taken in the past few months.
  • Look at your calendar for the next 6 months, and get a list going of what needs to be done.  If you are on a budget - look at making gifts instead of purchasing things for any type of holiday you have coming up.  
  • What do you have right now that you can use, instead of spending money on cards, scrapbooks and gifts?  Create with what you have at home, no spending allowed!  

Lynda Jeffs,
Memories in Tyme 
  


  


Monday, July 14, 2014

Creative Paperclay Design Team Project -


There is a great project up on the Creative Paperclay Design Team blog - using scrapbook templates and molds to create this one of a kind vertical paper bag album cover! Click the link above to check it out!  Check back in the next few weeks for the inside pages and video of the album itself!   
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and
Creative Paperclay Design Team

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Creative Paperclay Design Team Post

Scrapbook templates
I have had a lot of fun using the Creative Paperclay product, and being on their design team!  Now, if you happen to have any of these, I have some tips - and a challenge for you on the blog today, you should check it out!  If you haven't worked with this stuff, watch for a coupon from your local craft store and pick some up, you won't be sorry!  There are great projects on the blog you can start out with - which is also my challenge for the month - so go check out the blog - and the various ideas!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
  

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Memories in Tyme Updates -

So many things going on here at Memories in Tyme - I figured I would start here and update everything at once - along with links for your convenience!  I am really excited to get things rolling finally!!!!  

Classes will be starting up soon here at Memories in Tyme - at a location if you live close by, or online if you happen to have Skype and can chat!  Some of the classes we are offering at this point can be found at the link above.  Our beginners class is sure to help you start to make your own handmade cards, scrapbooks and "paper crafts" made out of your own style of paper and embellishments!  Other classes are card making, scrapbooking, paper bag albums...all can be done online, or in person.    

I also have a retreat being planned for October 10-12th, here in Reno/Sparks area...with my wonderful friend Terri Sproul!  I have worked with Terri on the Glue Dots design team we were both on, and she is also the design team leader with Creative Paperclay - along with a few other awesome teams! She is a very talented lady, one I can't wait to learn more from when she comes out!  

Another fun change we have - is our Memories in Tyme shop!  With all of our classes, you will have a list of what supplies you will need to pick up before hand, and links to anything needed here!  I will also be showing you what else you can do with that "pad of paper" you bought/have, or that die cut you purchased!  Everything here is products I have in my own supply list...or is on my list to purchase!  

Thank you for your continued support of Memories in Tyme!  I am really excited to bring you the classes and retreats - as well as a new way to shop!  With Memories in Tyme - we show you how to use the whole entire pad of paper - not only on the item you are creating, but much more!  See you next time!
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Creative Paperclay Design Team Project -

Here's a little peek at my latest Creative Paperclay design team project!  At first I wasn't too sure how it was going to turn out - and though it isn't "perfect" - I really like how it turned out!  Supply list and directions on the link below!  

Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monthly Reminder


It's that time again, take a look at your schedule for the next 6 weeks!  Now, I realize today is Fathers Day, so put this on your list of "things to do" for tomorrow!  Grab your calendar, a pen/pencil, a notebook and lets get started!   

  • Do you have any birthdays, anniversaries - or anything else going on between now and the end of July that you need to get started on?
  • Create a list of things you need to purchase and make for anything in the next 6 weeks.  
  • Look at anything you have at home first - before you spend money!  
For my list - 
  1. Daughter's birthday - 
  2. Father's birthday
  3. Farmers Market items
I procrastinate...boy do I procrastinate!  I hope this helps you as much as it is beginning to help me!  Have fun creating, see you next month!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Beginner Scrapbook Ideas

With this 2 page layout spread - I used easy enough techniques you can recreate using your own photos (cause you sure don't want to use mine, LOL)! A simple layout using 4 photos, a nice quote, - and the title is done using cardstock, film strips, buttons and floss, along with words in the middle of each of the film strips!  I love the yellow, blue and green combination along with the supplies used for each of the pages - and how easy you can recreate them!  The best part of this layout - is it can be done using what you have at home...a bowl, paper, and scraps of paper for the borders, using what you have available for your title!  You don't need to use exactly each supply I do, learn to switch it up a bit!      
**To make the circles, simply grab a couple of bowl's from your kitchen, looking at how larger you will want your circle's to be.  Place one of them most of the way on the page, trace and cut it out.  As you matt it on the second color - simply cut it a bit larger than the first circle is!  Repeat this for the next circle if you are wanting your circles to be different sizes....**
For the border - simply trim different size cardstock to a white border the size you want it...  I used a 2.5" border, but you can go just about any size you would want to, depending on your project.  Add each of the pieces with adhesive, then add to your layout pages!  Fun layout - make sure you show me your take on it!  
                                                    Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme