Saturday, September 29, 2012

Holly Jolly Preview Day 1

Here we are with My Time Made Easy's October release--and boy, is it a good one! Today, we're showing off 3 templates; I've got Candy Wrapper. First of all, how cute, right?! Reminiscent of the peppermint candies you find this time of year (well, they're available all year) and associate with the holidays; this will certainly impress its recipient.

I went classic with my colors because I had a lip gloss set that was perfect for this template; I've had it a while, just saving for the perfect project. My template is sized at 75% of the original and is still quite roomy.

I tied the ends off with some Maraschino twine from The Twinery, another perfect match for this project.

I used a sentiment from Homemade Holidays stamp set, using the print and cut feature in Silhouette Studio; I matted it with a cute li'l label from Homemade Holiday Labels cut file.

The beauty of digital stamps is that projects like this can be easily mass produced; I can fit several of these labels on a sheet of paper. Once you print, you let your machine cut it out for you; each and every one of them will be the same size and the same color.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today and I hope you'll visit all the other gals, we've got lots to show you.

Me---you are here

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trick or Treat

I grabbed some stamps WMS Midnight Feast and PTI Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers to make a card using last week's Mojo Monday sketch, MOJO259. The papers I used are from current and past Halloween collections from Echo Park.

I'll start sending Halloween cards at the beginning of October, I have a few more to go to have enough to go around.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Need to Venti?

Last week's sketch from MFTMFTWSC90, was a good one; glad I found time to play along. I grabbed papers from Echo Park and stamps from Paper Smooches' Hot Concoctions set.

I did a little paper piecing on the to go cups and then just highlighted them a smidge; the rest of the cup was colored with copics and adhered with boosters. Lastly, I added two green pearls to the top left of the black damask paper.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nutty For You

I have been in love, love, love with this acorn image from Paper Smooches, Falling For You, since I first saw it. I'm happy I finally have it! So happy, in fact, I inked it up right away. LOL

I used Chupa's sketch from last week, SSC77, for the layout. Of course, I was too late to link up, but that's ok. I grabbed some older MME papers from the Stella and Rose line; the colors are reminiscent of fall.

I scanned the image and traced it in Silhouette Studio; then sized it so that I'm able to cut my mats with it. Yahoo! I just colored the acorn to match the papers and added it to the card with some boosters.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Perfectly Inspired Pumpkin

Laurel put up a new challenge on the Inspired By blog, #42. I love fall and pumpkins are one of the most recognized icons of the season; the inspiration photo is very inspiring.

I used the Perfect Pumpkin Card cut file from My Time Made Easy with a variety of autumnal papers. THe inner layers are popped up. The tag was stamped with images from PTI's Fillable Frames #7 as well as Falling Leaves.

Finally, the ribbon and tag were adhered with a glue dot and some twine.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Decorative Canisters

These are terrible photos, it's so hard to get a good one when the objects are super shiny and reflect light.

I purchased some sleek new canisters that are smaller than the ones we use currently; we don't use the contents as much these days, so it was time to downsize and free up some counter space.

I wanted to dress them up and reached for my white vinyl and some scroll designs to help me out. I just used a basic font and coupled it with a lovely design on top and then a basic decorative line beneath each.

I absolutely love them, but Duke thinks I uglied 'em up.....ugh! In any case, I think they look nice and feel good knowing they're one of a kind. I can even change the design when I tire of it.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Just For You

I was able to get a friend of ours some tickets to a variety show they had been wanting to see. We live near the Great Smoky Mountains and there are all sorts of theaters and other forms of entertainment in the area. And, I have the great fortune to work in the tourism industry as a support to the sales staff; they rock, by the way!

This friend has helped us with all our vehicle issues as of late; he's pretty awesome. My van appears to be repaired, just a few more small tweaks and she'll be ready.

Anyhoo, I wanted to make a cute envelope to dress up the tickets. This string tie envie was cut with my Cameo and then decorated minimally. The papers are from Echo Park; the sentiment is from Verve's Sweet Treats. Verve has some great sentiments, I almost always reach for my Verve basket when looking for a sentiment alone.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Umbrella

The sketch from MFT for their Guest Design Team position is a good one. I wanted to use a Pure Innocence gal, this one is My Umbrella.

I grabbed for my Echo Park paper, So Happy Together. The colors are bright and cheerful, perfect for a friend needing a pick me up.

Her raincoat and boots are coated with crystal effects. The image panel had a notch punched out of it to make room for the bow.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Boo to You

I had the perfect cut file for this week's FTL208. I used papers from Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium; it's from last year, but I still love it.

The stamps are PTI's Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers, I just added a die cut arrow to point out the sentiment.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Love Potion

When I saw last week's Sweet Sunday sketch, SSSC167; I knew I wanted to make a halloween card. I pulled out my Chemistry set from There She Goes.The beakers and tubes were colored in classic halloween colors and then I added some crystal effects. The smallest beaker was traced in my Cameo and then cut out and stamped. I am having so much fun doing this. Of course, with the size of my stamp collection, this process might take some time.

I also used the new paper from Echo Park called Chillingsworth Manor; it's such a cool paper pack. I cut a banner for the border and tied a big, fluffy bow around the whole thing.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcome Baby Girl

Our family welcomed another beautiful baby girl into the world on Labor Day. Since they don't live near us, we have to rely on Facebook as a means of communicating; it's nice to be able to "be there" from miles away. My brother and his family are moving to Tennessee by February 2013 and to say that I'm elated is an understatement; I miss them so much. And, it'll be nice to see all these little ones in person. Let the kisses & hugs begin!

Anyway, I made a card to send to the new parents as well as a hair bow for our new girl. I also included more for some of the other girls in the family, I don't want them to feel left out. Now, I have to figure out what to send the 2 boys, I don't think they want hair bows.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Botanical Strength

It's time for a new sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS71; this week we've got a classic sketch for you to sample.

I used the digital version of Bold Botanicals; isn't that flower fantastically beautiful?! The sentiment was added at the bottom of the cardstock, I just cut it to size for the card front.

It was great to use my copics again; I might actually be interested in coloring again. LOL A strip of paper and some ribbon finishes things off. A few final touches are the gems and I sprayed the front with some Mr. Huey spray in Shine. I love, love, love it!

Here's a close up of the shimmer it adds.

Be sure to stop by the My Time Made Easy blog to see even more inspiration using this sketch; the DT gals really rock it out! And, you can find out how you can win this month's prize pack just by playing along with us!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hello Fall

I wanted to play along with this week's Inspired By challenge, #40.; it was the perfect inspiration for this week's sketch from the clean&simple blog, FTL207.

I had my Paper Smooches stamps out, so I stamped the houndstooth pattern with VersaMark on each of the cardstock blocks. I then added some branches from Verve's Dream Big, and clear embossed the entire panel.

The sentiment is from 2 different PTI sets, stamped onto the sentiment flag from Lil Inker. I tied off the sentiment with a double loop bow and a button threaded with twine.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 We Remember

Today is a day of remembrance, and a time to thank all of those who have served our country. Past and present, and future, the word thank you doesn't seem to be enough. Many people have given so much of themselves, working tirelessly to preserve our freedom and protect our country.

Today on 9/11 we take a moment to remember those at the World Trade Center NY in 2001, who lost their lives that day, and the families they left behind. We take another moment to honor all of the individuals who helped that day, and who are, or who have served our country. Today we remember.

In honor of all these individuals and their families My Time Made Easy ™ LLC and Paper Sweeties has organized a Blog Hop with *NEW* products & projects to inspire you to create gifts for our Troops, or that special someone!

Please see what all the following designers have made using the *NEW* products:

· Tina Hale--you are here

Additional designers:

I chose to make a lunch box for today's hop, using the Boxed Lunch template. I used the camo paper found in the Made in the USA package; it's too cute! The lunch box was sized down to about 50% of the original making this the perfect size for a small treat or gift. Inside, I have a little package of crackers that my son can munch on as a snack at school.

The images are also included in the Made in the USA package; they were fun to work with. I opted to use the alphabet as a strip instead of separating each letter.

Now you are probably excited to see what was released in honor of this special occasion!

*NEW* at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is an amazing package collection called Made in the USA!

Made in the USA Package $10

As mentioned above, this collection was created in honor of those who have, or who are currently serving our country! This package includes everything you need to create your own amazing gift package! Contents in this collection are the Tough Tank Template, a sheet of Camouflage Digital Paper, and an additional three sheets of patterned paper in red polka dots, yellow stars, and blue stripes, as well as a Set of 31 Digital Images called Made in the USA.

About: Made in the USA Digital Stamp Set: includes a Military Forces tag that can be customized, a saluting soldier silhouette, a Dog Tag, circle flag tag, alphabet for you to create your own tag, as well as a Made in the U.S.A. sentiment.

Tough Tank Pretty Packaging Template

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

4 3/4 Inches Tall

6 1/2 Inches Wide

7 1/2 Inches Long

Note: The top of the tank rotates 360 degrees, and comes off the tank, so you can package all sorts of gift items inside the tank.

Now you too can easily re-create this Tough Tank to create your own customized gift package. The perfect container to package up gifts for any of our Troops, maybe for sending a special care package, a great gift option for someone who served, or is serving in the military, or maybe that special child in your life who enjoys playing with Army men, and things of similar nature. Makes an excellent party favor or centerpiece too!

*NEW* at Paper Sweeties in September and available for a ‘special pre-release’ on 9/11 is an adorable boy doll stamp named ‘Jake’Jake measures approximately 3 ½” tall and is the perfect companion for the Sweeties girl stamps – Abigail, Emma and SophieJake has several outfits available this month – one of which is the cutest soldier ‘dress’ uniform complete with a medal of honor, hat and six heartfelt sentiments!  Jake was designed at the request of a good friend who is very involved with the Operation Write Home organization because she has a brother serving overseas in the armed forces!  Each Sweeties stamp set retails for $10.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Warm Wishes

I have been neglecting my cute Paper Smooches stamps, the images here are from Hot Concoctions. Since I recently learned how to use stamped images to make matching die cuts (with Silhouette Studio), I immediately started with this stamp set.

The to go cups were stamped and then colored with my copics; still getting back in the groove with those. I paper pieced the cup sleeve and then added some fun flock for texture and to convey some extra warmth...hence the sentiment.

I used some cozy papers from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic; I have to say that I love this pack even though I wasn't crazy about it when I picked it up.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Retro Smooches

I downloaded this super cute cupcake (it's a freebie) from the Paper Smooches site and was determined to use it for a birthday card. The layout for this one is inspired by Deconstructed Sketch 68. I'll be using it again, and this time I won't forget the smaller circles above and below the image panel, jeez!

In any case, the cupcake was opened in Silhouette Designer Edition and then I used the print and cut feature to get it perfectly matted before cutting.

I colored it to match the papers and then added some googlie eyes and some stickles for the cherry. I drew in the smile with a sharpie. The cupcake was mounted onto a Wobbler sent to me by my sweet friend Anessa. So when you touch the cupcake, it wobbles back and forth, the googlie eyes go crazy! It's so cute.

I also tied a piece a ribbon around the cherry stem to act as a hair bow.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Halloween

When I saw all those glorious layers, I knew I had to play along with this week's Mojo Monday sketch, MOJO257. I am in a Halloween state of mind and grabbed Midnight Feast from WaltzingMouse Stamps.

I created the library card by using the print and cut feature in Silhouette Studio; the circle is also a creation in Silhouette Studio. I used the rhinestone feature to make the small this! The witch was embossed with detail embossing powder, I kept the extra bits of embossing powder on the image panel for effect.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Birthday

I wanted to make a card for this month's SFYTT and I was in need of a birthday card so that's the direction I went. I chose an office sort of theme, the tag and the clipboard along with the lined paper were perfect.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye, I love them so! The sentiment is from Verve, they have some of the best around. I tied the pretty red ribbon with my bow easy and just attached it with some glue dots.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September: A Year in Review

Today, the My Time Made Easy design team is sharing some inspiration using some older products.

I needed to package up some K-Cups for some friends and used My Time Made Easy's Oh K Dokey cut file and Fancy a Cuppa stamp set as well as the Just for You and Grab a Cup stamp sets to decorate both the box as well as each individual K-Cup.

I really love the little checkbox stamp; it was easy to re-size and use. I, of course, used the print and cut feature of Silhouette Studio to help me get it perfect.

Be sure you visit the rest of the design team today, we all have something to share with you.

Buzzing By

Following this week's sketch from the clean&simple blog, FTL206, I set out to make a bright and sunny card.

I immediately thought to use this cute hexagon pattern; I just stamped the cutouts with flowers from My Time Made Easy's Sensational Stems in a color to match background paper.

The lil bee was coated with stickles; I couldn't wait to use the gingham print again. The sentiment is from BeeLoved, I just used the print and cut feature once again to get it in the perfect position.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Yummy Treat Box

Have you enjoyed the September Release? Lauren always impresses!

Today, we get to pair an older product with the new products; I love these challenges. I've got Halloween on the brain and I knew I wanted to use the new papers this month.

I cut out the Well Contained template using 2 new papers from the Hauntingly Homemade paper pack. I love, love, love, the text sheet.

The image is from Apothecary Labels, I just colored it in PSE9; the label frame is from the Fabulous Frames cut file. I adore the shapes in this cut file.

A little ribbon and cookies for the box calls this one done!

Be sure to visit the following ladies to see how they were inspired:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Something Sweet

It's Release Day for My Time Made Easy! The September Release has been super fun and is available for purchase today! What are you getting?

Today I get to show you the Apothecary Jar template; it's HUGE when assembled at the original size. I started with some black textured cardstock since it matches most kitchens; this'll be going to a friend of mine. She'll be able to leave it out on the counter if she wishes.

I went with the Flutters and Flowers Color Me Pretty paper pack, the classic prints were just perfect for my project. I fancy gingham and dots together, makes me happy!

I wanted to package up an assortment of teas, some honey, and some sweet little almond cookies.

I placed 4 Twining teas in the Cutesy Cover which I sized to fit the size of the tea bags. I opted to use the same papers as the Apothecary Jar; you gotta love coordinating everything! The daisy from Flutters and Flowers was dressed up using a small yellow button.

I dressed up the honey jar as well, using more of the paper from Flutters and Flowers Color Me Pretty as well as images from Apothecary Labels. The label was adhered over a sweet daisy from Flutters and Flowers.

Last up are some little almond thins cookies. I packaged them into the Under Cover template using just some black and white cardstock. I altered it to size and then just tied a pretty ribbon around the edge of the box.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team, we all have projects today:

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my project.