July 30, 2010

It's Release Time at My Time Made Easy...

And what a treat Lauren has cooked up for you this month!!  One of the sets releasing this month is very timely for me, as I have a little one just starting to lose her teeth.  She's lost 1 so far, but her top two front teeth are a bit loose, so it's only a matter of time... *sigh*.  I'll miss those super cute baby teeth -- but...she must grow up, whether I like it or not.

Lost My Tooth is a GREAT set -- lots of fun poems - most Lauren herself has written, and can really make this big event even MORE special.  Take a peek at the set I made, also using Lauren's new template, called Tuck-ered Out.

The tin is a little slider lip balm tin -- you can find them here (they're the mini ones).  You can use an Avery 5160 (or 8160) address label to cover the top, but I used some of the same paper I used for the decorative panels on the Tuck-ered Out template.  The paper is part of the new release this month as well!
I stamped the poem so that it would fit perfectly on a little piece of CS to fit right inside the tin, so when the tooth fairy opens it, she can see that the child is entrusting their tooth to her :).

The flourish is from Fanciful Flourishes, I stamped off once, so it wouldn't be too harsh behind the text.

The template itself, I used some Ganache CS from Couture Cardstock, and the same star paper.... cut the handle from some Sweetheart CS (also Couture CS) and used some One Sheet Wonder (also Couture Cardstock) for the large tooth image, included in the Lost My Tooth set.  Then I stamped the fairy image, and another poem.

Thanks for stopping by today -- if you haven't already, be sure to check in with Lauren, Pam, Dawn, and Geny.  They all have more new goodie goodness to share with you today!!

Stamps: Lost My Tooth, Fanciful Flourishes (MTME)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Memento Brown
Paper: Ganache, Sweetheart, One Sheet Wonder (Couture Cardstock), Sassy Stars digital paper (MTME)
Accessories: mini lip balm tin, Tuck-ered Out template, mini paper roses, cinnamon and stardust stickles

July 17, 2010

My First Waltz!

YIPEEE!  It's my first Waltz with Claire Brennan and Waltzingmouse Stamps :).  Every month, I have every good intention of playing along, and something happens (usually my forgetfulness...) But this month...this month was different.  I've moved the area I lovingly refer to as "Stampland" up to our front room, from the basement, since we apparently still have "inhabitants" down there...and when I saw the challenge, I decided that this would be the first card I made in my "new space".

I LOVE Claire's stamps, and am glad I get to play along with so many others who feel the same way.

I used one of her older sets, Sewing Box Hugs.  I used Hawaiian Shores and Spring Moss Cardstock, along with Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf ink.  I cut out the layers, and put the flowers together - finishing them off with a button in the center.

The base layer is White, and I added a layer of Kraft, punched with that delicious EK Success Embossed Curve punch....ooooh how I've waited to get that punch - and I finally broke down and treated myself to it :).  I love it.  Probably a little too much.

Finished it off with my sentiment -- and there you have it!  I apologize, but by the time I got to sit down and finish it, all daylight was gone, and I haven't gotten to set up my light box anywhere up here yet...sooooo, my photo is not ideal.

Thanks so much for stopping by -- Have a great weekend!!

Stamps: Sewing Box Hugs - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf (PTI), Rich cococa memento
Paper: Gina K Luxury white, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Kraft
Accessories: Buttons, embroidery floss, EK Success Embossed Curve punch

July 13, 2010


Hey there!

I'm really going to try and be better about posting more than just during My Time Made Easy release time -- I've got a few things photographed, and ready to go, so I NEED to start sharing!!

My older daughter is a Daisy Scout.  She enjoys it VERY much -- here's a photo of her at a meeting -- a bit of a cheesy grin, but - yes, that's her :).

Her leaders are GREAT -- and I'm so glad that by chance, she wound up with this group of girls -- it's a long story, so I won't get into it - but I do believe things happen for a reason!

The end of the school year also meant the end of troop meetings - we do plan to get the girls together to play over the Summer break - but not official meetings.  So I thought I'd make a little something for the Leader and 2 co-leaders.

It looks like they no longer offer it - but I have the scout set from The Greeting Farm (I don't remember the official name) and used the girl scout image for this card here:

I used some traditional Daisy scout colors on the card, and used my Stampin' Up! curly label punch the curly label stamp set for the sentiment.

The background on the yellow layer was made using words from the greeting farm set -- and the background on the blue layer uses the Tin Types stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today -- hope it's a great one!!!

July 9, 2010


I'm sorry I was MIA the other day.  I live in NY, and earlier this week, we had a WICKED heat wave.  It was so wicked, in fact, that it wreaked havoc in my home, lol.

We had no power the other night, and since then, my computers were acting a bit freakish (not sure if it was because of the outage, or what) either way, I'm FINALLY back up and running, and I have my My Time Made Easy project to share with you.

As most of you already know, Lauren is one of the sponsors over at the Color Throwdown's 100th challenge this week!  SO many prizes up for grabs too -- you should check it out, and play if you can!!

I'm sharing the new Wonderful Watering Can with you all today -- every month, Lauren's creativity with cardstock never ceases to amaze me.  What she can't do!  I figured I would tie my project in with this week's challenge colors, no easy feat for me, I might add.

I'd like to pretend that every template we're given is easy, but I really did struggle with this one...I wasn't sure of the best placement for the sentiment, although I do like the different colored strips of CS around the can...overall I like how it came out, but it certainly wasn't without strife.

In retrospect, I might use a different color ribbon - as the red ribbon with the green flowers is now screaming "Christmas" to me, but at the time I thought it was a good idea...lol.  I guess all of that heat earlier in the week affected my brain - ha ha.

However, all that said, please don't hold it against Lauren's template, as she and the rest of the girls on the DT have totally ROCKED this one.  I wonder if it's because I usually kill houseplants?  Maybe it's some strange psychological thing.

I will say though, for someone who kills house plants, I'm quite excited, as our vegetables outside have been doing wonderfully!!  Take a peek...

These are our sungold cherry tomatoes (they're orange when they're ripe):

and one of our cucumbers...mmmmmm....

and here's another vegetable...oh wait...that's just a s'more ;)

I love Summer...except for those blasted heat waves ;).

Thanks for stopping by -- hope you all have a great weekend!

July 6, 2010

My Time Clean and Simple...

Let's face it.  I don't know who came up with the term "Lazy Days of Summer" because I sure haven't been!

We've been busy busy here, spending a FABULOUS long holiday weekend with family -- quite enjoyable.  I hope those of you in the US all had a great holiday weekend too!

I'm here to share a few clean and simple cards using the latest from My Time Made Easy.  Seeing as we've been so busy - it's been hard to chisel out time to stamp, but Tending the Garden is a GREAT set for CAS style cards...take a look:

I love how that label stamp can be colored, giving it real POP.  Add in one of the adorable images (I told you I love that bee *tee-hee*) a sentiment - and POOF!  you've got yourself a card or three ;).

Here's one using that sweet pea pod:

And this one uses the flower image.

If you haven't come here from Lauren's blog, be sure to stop there, as well as Stephanie's blog today, as they are both sharing more goodies today as well!

Sorry to keep it short -- but in the theme of my stamping style -- my post is clean and simple as well -- back to work today, and LOTS to do -- take care!!

July 1, 2010

Just Bee-Cause...

WOW!  I can hardly believe it's July 1st!  And since it's the first of the month - it's time for another My Time Made Easy Release.

I know Lauren has given the run down on all of the new goodies releasing today on her blog, and I'm here to share a card using a few of the newest items available.

Tending the Garden is such a sweet set.  LOTS of possibilities here.  I decided to use this set for my card today.  One of the cut files available this month is an ADORABLE gardening apron card.  You get the template for the shaped card, as well as the mat layers - makes it a no brainer!

I needed a card for a friend - just because...or should I say...Just BEE-Cause ;).  Take a look:
Isn't this bee just too cute??  I went ahead and gave it some dimension.  I stamped the bee on the patterned paper.  Then I stamped again on some white cardstock.  Then one more time on vellum cardstock, which I used some sparkly embossing powder on that layer.  I cut the wings out of the vellum, and attached them to the white CS layer just at the tops of the wings, pulling them up on the bottom, just a bit...here's a closer look:

I thought a little pocket on the front would make a cute spot for the sentiment -- I hand drew the stitching, and attached it with a dimensional to the card front.

Lastly -- inside the card, I cut a second mat layer out of my patterned paper (from Gardening Greats Nomad's Pea Pod digital papers) and cut the top portion off to create a pocket for the inside of my card.  It is just the right size for a gift card - perfect!  This is sure to brighten any friend's day with a little pick me up :).

Hope you enjoyed your visit today -- thanks for taking the time to stop by!!

Be sure to stop by the rest of the team's blogs, LOTS of great inspiration out there today!!