I can't even BEGIN to tell you how excited I am to be a part of Lauren's first Design Team for My Time Made Easy! She really has put together a GREAT team for the launch of her store, and I'm SO glad and honored to be a part of it!
It's been hard for me to keep quiet, but all this waiting is worth it! Lauren has SO MANY great things in store for you all -- you are certainly in for a treat.
My Time Made Easy™ will be offering oodles of goodies - including beautiful printable digital papers, and templates, and STAMPS.
Today's project is 'In a Pinch'. This is one of the very first Pretty Package© templates Lauren will be offering to you all, and it's a CINCH to make...pun intended -- lol.
Let me tell you - I have a Cricut Expression, and it sat in the box for 5 MONTHS...and one day, I got an e-mail from Lauren telling me that I HAD to open the box and USE it...she had just gotten hers and fell in love with all the possibilities. And you know what??? She was SO right. The machine comes with a DVD, and it makes it SO EASY to get started. I went from feeling intimidated to making my first cut in about 45 minutes (and that included unpacking the machine out of the box!)
As most of you have read already, Lauren will be offering her Pretty Package© templates in all the popular cutter compatible files, and let me tell you...HEAVEN! This was SO simple to do, and then to put together - it's a total no brainer. She's ruined me for all printable templates -- I've instantly become a lazy papercrafter, lol.
So now -- a little bit about my project...I started out by using my Cricut to cut out the pieces for the template, and then before assembly, I stamped some flourishes from Lizzie Anne Designs So Swirly set in versamark, and then used heat & stick powder and dazzling diamonds glitter to make it all sparkly...you know I LOVE the sparkle.
See that great paper??? YEP - that's some of the NEW 12 Days of Snowflakes Pretty Printables© paper!! It is FREE, and comes in lots of gorgeous colors...I've chosen the olive one for my 'In a Pinch' project. The letters were cut out of some red CS on my Cricut, using SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot), and a font I already had on my computer...I thought 'joy' would be appropriate for this, since I'm overjoyed with my new DT responsibilities ;). There's also a peek at some other paper that will be available in the store -- can you guess??? YES - those delicious stripes -- that's from the Throw me a Line collection!
The top of the box is just the perfect size to put a giga scalloped rectangle for a tag, in the event of gift giving, if you don't want one hanging off the top. The In a Pinch Pretty Package© Template will be available for purchase in the store for only $3.00 until Christmas, at which time it will go to the regular already low price of $5.00, so why not get yourself a little treat for being an EXTRA good girl/guy this year??? ;). This template is great size for a little single serving size bag of coffee, or some chocolate covered coffee beans, candy, candles, LOTS of great things!
Well, that's about it for today -- I think I've talked your ear off enough! :)
Thanks SO much for stopping by, and hope you enjoy the hop around to see who the rest of my team mates are! Thanks to Lauren for giving me this GREAT opportunity - and I hope you'll be back often to check in and see what I make with My Time Made Easy™!
Stamps: So Swirly (Lizzie Anne Designs), Simple Alpha (PTI)
Ink: Versamark, craft white
Paper: Real Red CS, Pretty Printables© 12 Days of Snowflakes
Accessories: In a Pinch Pretty Package Template, glitter, Ripe Avocado Ribbon (PTI)