Buying Handmade Cards

I have made cards for 29 years now!  I remember my first project, my daughter’s birth announcements made out of cardstock and a Disney stamp!  How ironic she loves Disney stuff – even now!   From that first project until right now – I love making cards! 

All of my cards I make are one of a kind!  A lot of times I can’t create the same thing twice even IF I use the same supplies on both projects!  Each order will come with a free gift as well!  
Cards are sold as follows:

  • Individual cards – $3.00 each 
  • 5 – $12.50
  • 10 – $25.00
  • 15 – $37.50
  • Box of cards 20 – $40.00  (no box, 22 cards instead)

We have different themes available – pick what you want and need! All cards are one of a kind, no two are alike for the most part!  I try to do each one a little bit different if I can, by placement or details!  If you are looking at more custom work, let me know and we will come up with a good price! 

Cards you have to choose from:

Anniversary/Love
Baby (boy, girl, either)
Birthday
Get Well
Hello
Misc.
Note cards (packs/individual)
Sympathy
Thank you
Thinking of you/Friendship
Sympathy
Holiday (various)
To get cards ordered – until my web site is up and running, send an email to memoriesintyme@gmail.com with a CC to lyndajjeffs@gmail.com!  That way, I get it at either email!  Make sure in the subject line you put HANDMADE CARD ORDER in bold letters, that way I see it in any of my folders! 
Get your orders in early for boxes of cards to give as Christmas presents!  The earlier the better for sure!  There are times I simply do NOT have the energy to create thanks to my new health issue!  As for Christmas cards and tags to put on your gifts, make sure you email me with detailed info to get your order started!!!!  Info is in the link!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda, Memories in Tyme  

 

Oh No, I Don’t Have Enough Paper

There is nothing worse than getting in the middle of a project and you do not have enough paper to do what you want!  I have been in the middle of something and I need just a little bit more cardstock of a certain color, and there is none left!  That is NOT going to happen, not on the PERFECT project!!!  


I don’t want to use a whole piece of cardstock if I am only needing a small piece!  This is why I save all of my scraps of paper, because there will be that one time, I have the perfect scrap for the project!  Besides, you can’t see the back side of a sheet of paper!!!!!!  
  



With this particular set of cards, I needed a bit more black for a basket!  I will share the finished project on another post, but they really are turning out cute!  Anyway, I knew I needed a bit more of the black, but didn’t have anymore of this color!  So, I cut the inside of the back sheet of cardstock and got enough paper to do the baskets and heart punch pieces I needed!  


I will also have another cost saving tip when I share the card with you!  Hopefully that will be in tomorrow’s post!  I hope this will help you save the perfect project, and a bit of money while you are at it!!!

Until next time, 
Lynda, Memories in Tyme

Christmas Cards and Tags

We have some Christmas cards ready to go for anyone who is ready to start that project!  The more you purchase, the more we will discount for you!  Some of them have 4 cards, and others might only have 1 or 2 left over!  If you are looking for something all the same design, make sure you get on my list this year!  Designing starting soon, and first come first serve!   

We also have tags ready to go if you want to grab a few now!  You can always come back for more if you need to!  The more you buy this season, the more you will save!!!  If you want more customized designs, let me know and I can get with you on prices!!! 

Yes, I am a Merry Christmas kind of gal, but we can do Seasons Greetings if you want!  Let me know when you place your order!   If you have a design you like, but want it tweaked a bit, we can do that as well!  If you have your own paper that you want me to use, let me know and your price will be cheaper!  If you are ready to learn how, we will have a class and designs added soon that you can follow!  Buy your own style of stuff to work with, and basic directions from me, and your cards will be one of a kind just like mine!  If you simply love the idea itself and want to recreate it yourself, feel free!  

If you are ready to order – send a message to memoriesintyme@gmail.com with a CC to lyndajjeffs@gmail.com to get started!  For the subject line, put HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS/TAGS (yes, in bold letters) so it is easier for me to see!    

Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda, Memories in Tyme 

Altered Notebook –

Altered notebooks are a lot of fun to do, and great for various things!  Awesome to customize to anyone getting one!  Add a bookmark, or a few corner bookmarks, and it makes the entire collection PERFECT!!! 

With school being right now, you will see a lot of composition notebooks going on clearance!  Watch for them, you can pick them up for cheap once they go on clearance!  Pick up a bunch instead of spending at least $1, then you can use them as you need to! 

The notebooks above were specially made!  My niece, before she died…..asked me to make 2 notebooks, one for her, and one for her best friend Jessie, who has epilepsy!  She wanted them alike but different!  Being diagnosed with epilepsy almost a year ago, makes me appreciate the color that much more!  She simply wanted a place for Jessie to put down her thoughts! 

For a notebook like this, you will need:

  1. A composition notebook
  2. 1 sheet 12 x 12 paper cut in half
  3. 1 sheet 6 x 12 cardstock for the spine
  4. Embellishments for the front of the notebook
  5. Scraps for corner bookmarks 

If you search for altered notebooks, you will find a bunch of ideas, as well as the directions if you need them!  Share what you have made with us!  I would love to see what others do with their creations!

Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda, Memories in Tyme

Life and Labor Day

Hello everyone!  Today is Labor Day, one of those days off work for me, being able to spend some time creating is nice for me!  Reflecting on what I used to do in the past when I was a child, and thinking about how much it has all changed the past 10 years or so!  


I want to do something a bit different…..  For some things, you need a layout, others a mini album, and others a framed page!  For things like this, if you don’t have a picture to go with your thoughts, then grab a notebook…alter it, and start to get your thoughts down at least!  You don’t need to scrapbook everything!  

Life is about memories, making them and remembering them!   Life is also very short, and the older you get, time flies that much faster!  

Here is a challenge or two for you all:
  • What does Labor Day mean to you?  Is it the family get together’s, or is it much deeper than that?  
  • Your life RIGHT NOW! What have you accomplished, not accomplished…are you better off than you thought you would be, or not so much?  Is it all you have asked for…or left little to be desired?  
I am going to make an altered notebook, and start to document the things in my past, as well as WHO I am in it!  When I get my notebook done, I will share with you the finished project, for now – I will share the above notebooks, in a new post!  I hope you join me in this journey the next little while!  You never know where it might lead us!

Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda, Memories in Tyme

Get ‘Er Done Challenge

Long time, no see!!!  I have needed to take a bit of a break from blogging, and simply create instead!  Right now, I have created some really amazing cards I can’t wait to share with you!  We will cover it all, from ideas to shopping places and tips, all things paper craft related!!!  For now, let’s get started in looking at what is coming up in your life!!!  


How do you organize your life?  Do you have a planner you use, an app on your tablet or phone, Outlook calendar (or similar), or just plain pen/pencil, paper, and a calendar?  Please share any of your favorite organizing tips, apps, tricks, etc. that you can think of!  Let’s get ‘er done!!! 

  • Start to look at your calendar for the next 6 weeks!  This gets you to the middle of October!!!  What needs to be completed, purchased, planned for, or done during this time?  
  • Next look at the next 3 months, until the end of November!  I know there are a lot of holidays coming up during this time, do you need to plan for anything other than the holidays, get it on the list!
  • Next, look at Christmas!  Start to look at what you want to bake, gifts to make, cards to make or buy!  Do you have any parties you need to go to, or plan for?  Get a list going on what you need to purchase, and a budget to work with!  
  • Next look at the next 6 months, until the end of February!  What other events and things do you have that you can get started on doing or planning?  

After the year I have had with my health, I have learned a lot!  I almost died twice, that sobers a person, let me tell you!  It has taken me a bit of time to process, let go of things, and learn to be Lynda again!  Life is too short otherwise!  I am planning a quote album!  Watch for a post soon!


Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda, Memories in Tune

UNSTOPPABLE WARRIOR

I’ve known Kris since high school – we never hung out or anything, but I knew who she was!  Little did I know what she was going through behind the scenes – away from school!  Fast forward to Facebook – LOL but a bunch of us from high school are friends!  Really nice way to connect with past friends, and make new one’s as well!  

I reached out to Kris – she had posted something on Facebook…  I was going through a really hard time with a few things…and needed help!  Something told me she was the person I needed!  She had a 21 Day Challenge she was starting, so she “gifted” it to me!  It came at the PERFECT time, let me tell you!  

Kris’ challenge  – well, it truly has done a LOT for me personally…

  • It got me to get out of my comfort zone – put myself out there a bit more.
  • She taught me that I could do ANYTHING I put my mind to.
  • She taught me to work hard at what I DO want, and not let anyone tell me otherwise.
  • It has helped me to heal, in ways I never thought possible.
  • It has taught me to plan more!
  • It taught me to stop saying I can’t – and instead say “I will figure it out”!
  • It has especially taught me that I can’t worry about what others’ say, and instead will worry about what I know and what I want!

This video was made a while ago – posted on my old website!  I don’t care if you are in a rut, or just wanting to change a few things in your life…next time she has a workshop, you should take it!  It is WELL worth the price!  

Kris – thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to find myself!  Only this time, I’m coming back better and stronger!  I refuse to let anyone walk all over me again!  I am thankful for the things I have dealt with in life, and the mended relationships I have found because I HAVE FOUND PEACE!  Love you bunches my friend – here’s to OUR futures!  

Thanks for stopping by,

                                                                     Lynda –    
 

Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life and the pursuit of happiness – what does that mean to you personally?  Is life all about the things you have, or is life all about the people in your life?  I have spent a long time thinking about this statement, and what it means to me PERSONALLY – especially now!  But that is what a diagnosis out of the blue does to you, it makes you look at things differently!  

I have spent a long time looking at what works, what isn’t – and what needs to simply stop being a part of not only my life, but my thoughts!  When you almost die twice in 2 months – you look at life in a totally different manor!  So, that said – I have made a few decisions where “Memories in Tyme” is concerned…  I am happy with my decisions, and thankful I am to this point….8 months later!  

After I get all the graphics and things done – the name will officially change to “Lynda Jeffs Designs” – LJD for short!  I will be posting specials I find to save you money – give you cost savings tips along the way to help you create…but not spend a FORTUNE!   Everything I do will be in a beginner – expert format, learning what you need to, or have time for – at your own convenience!   I will also have handmade paper crafts for sale – or to customize if you want!  Down the line, I might even have a few graphics for you to print out and use – but that is just in the planning stages at the moment!  

Life is taking me in directions I never planned on…..you just go with the punches so to speak…..   The ‘name” Memories in Tyme has been with me so long now, that I had a really hard time struggling with changing it.  But realized recently – it’s just a name…..  Like a few other things in my past, in order to move forward, those changes need to be made, and a name is a name….and I am FINALLY putting MY name – on MY talents!

So, like normal – a few challenges for you to choose from – please comment and let me know what you end up doing!  I would love to hear your stories!  

  • What is happiness to you?  Either journal it – or scrapbook it…but document what happiness is to YOU.  If you are struggling with finding happiness, I challenge you to do a journal…document something every single day about being HAPPY!  
  • Changes in your life – how do you handle them?  Take some time to document it – journal wise – hidden journaling on a scrapbook page…or a whole project even, such as a mini album!   
  • What are YOUR talents…what do you do really really well?  Do a scrapbook page with pictures…or journal it!  

Watch for the changes coming the next few months – slowly, one by one…post by post!  I am excited to look forward, and not behind!  I hope you will join me in my next journey – as you have watched the past journey!  I can’t wait to share with you some of the fun things I have made recently!  

Thanks for stopping by, until next time!
Lynda Jeffs Designs  

Womens History Month – Part One

Us women are remarkable creatures…  I’m not sure why we have simply a “month” to talk about other women…seems to me, we would rather bash and belittle women than to empower them!  Us women could do so much – instead we do SO MUCH to others…  This album – and this month…a bit differently than before….and excited to actually start this album RIGHT NOW!!!   
A few years ago, I started an album (hey I at least found the perfect stuff for the album in my stash of stuff) for Women’s History Month!!!  Mine includes women (good and bad) who have shaped me into the woman I am today!  To get things started – you can go to this link, and get caught up with what you need!!!  For me and my album:

  • I have the album selected that I am using…..(shopping at home first)
  • Thoughts from the past blog posts ready on a sheet of paper for each person
  • Pictures ready to print this month on Shutterfly (my MOST favorite place to print out photos) 
  • Thoughts about the album itself out on paper as to what I want it all to look like

For this week – I hope to accomplish my title page, and the 5 pages that will  document the women in my history, or those IN history that simply have done profound things for me personally!  Some of those “things” I want to talk about, isn’t so great of things…but I still want to document them either way it goes.  For those women, pretty embellishments and hidden journaling will do the trick – to be able to write things down, but yet not have them out for the world to see!  (A and B in the past links)!!!  I will be sharing my pages done this week, so check back!  

Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
      

Monthly ChallengePost

Hello everyone, it’s that time again!!!  I am doing things a bit different for myself personally – and hopefully this challenge will actually help me get more done both business wise, and personally!  Now, I will be honest with you – I am technology challenged, but am researching the best ways to organize my smart phone, my tablet and my computer together – in order to get more done in life!  Right now – I have a notebook – and use it I will until I figure all of that little stuff out!!!!  (If you have any good apps you use for this – please make sure you send me a message here!!!)      
So, lets get started – grab your calendar, tablet, smart phone, sheet of paper and a pen/pencil – whatever you need to organize yourself and lets do this!!! 

  • Take a look at your calendar until the middle of April – what do you have going on for you personally that needs to get done and taken care of in the next few weeks?  
  • Next look at things until the end of May – what else do you have that needs to get added to your list?  
  • Lastly, look at things until the end of August – what else do you have that you need to look at?  

My list – 

  1. Birthday cards 
  2. Baby presents
  3. Easter presents and cards
  4. Mothers Day
  5. Fathers Day
  6. Handmade items for April event
  7. Book of ancestors for an October birthday
  8. Book of Grandma’s recipe’s by her birthday in May
  9. Anniversary card/gift 

As you do look at your calendar, have a sheet for each of your events!  This way – as you get more details, you can start to write things down on the sheet!!!  For me personally, I have decided I can only go forward with the items I want to make – and do what needs to be done coming up – getting the rest of the stuff done as I can!  That means – this month might be rather fun where posts are concerned for you guys – a bit of everything for sure!

Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme