August 30, 2010

My Time Made Easy September Peek!!

Good Morning!!

I'm SO excited to share my first project with you for this release!  My Time Made Easy is releasing SUCH a cool package of things this month.  When I first saw the Shop Around template and accessories and the coordinating stamps - I couldn't WAIT to get started.  I had the idea in my head for this's my 'someday' house.  I would absolutely LOVE a house like this someday.  I will use this one to put my change away -- pennies make nickels, nickels make dimes, maybe some day, I WILL have this house - lol.

Anyway on with the project!!

Sara Williams has made some GREAT papers this month to go along with the release.  Construction materials to really give you TONS of options for your houses/shops!!  I used the stone paper for the bottom half of my house, and a roofing paper for the top.  It's very hard to see in my photos, but I've scored  lines into the sides of the house to make it look like siding.  I did try to use the soffit accessory (intended for the roof) to try and make a little peak over the front door, but I couldn't get it to look right...and now my front looks a little naked *blush* but the possibilities are endless...I'm seeing a whole Christmas village -- all out of cardstock -- aaahhhh.

And aren't these accessories GREAT??  the 3-D flower box, and the window, LOVE IT!  I've given a little vision into my future home, complete with pretty blue curtains and a sweet little puppy in the window...Lauren has really included TONS of things for you to customize and make this for your own needs.  Brilliant.  Super easy construction too.

Imagine, Dream, Believe...such a GREAT, versatile sentiment...think about it, for a new house, a new business venture, a new life together...the possibilities are SO many...for me it will be my 'someday' house, although I think I'd be ok staying right where I am too...I've already got all I need and then lucky am I??  VERY.

Be sure to stop by Lauren's as well as Pam's blogs today, just in case you haven't already, no doubt they have some AMAZING things to share with you today!!

August 17, 2010

A Waltzingmouse Blog Hop!

Good Morning!!

I'm here to share another quickie post with you today.  It's the 17th of the month, so that of course, means it is time for another Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz!  This is my second month playing along.  This month's challenge was to make something vintage/shabby chic.  This is a TOUGH style for me.  I think in general, I'm a fairly CAS stamper, so to go with distressing, and vintage, definitely not my usual.  I did find that Victorian Frippery helped though.

I used the fabulous border image from the set to make the large panel on the card front -- I think it looks kind of like old wallpaper, no?  I added some sweet blush and tea dye to the edges of the panel, added some faux stitching, and trimmed it with a bit of lace trim, and made a fun ruffled ribbon treatment, just pinching as I stuck it down to some scor-tape, on the front of my card.

Finished it with the Merci sentiment, and I'm good to go...perhaps not the fanciest, or shabbiest, but all in all, I think for being out of my comfort zone, not so bad!!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a great day!!

Stamps: Victorian Fripperie (WMS)
Ink: Brilliance Chocolate, Sweet Blush (PTI) vintage touch ink (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Shimmery White
Accessories: lace trim, sweet blush satin ribbon, piercer

August 15, 2010

WHERE does the time go???

The weeks seem to be just FLYING by, and I can't keep up - ha ha ha.

Just thought I'd pop in quick and share a little digi scrapbook layout I made with a new kit from Misty Cato.  It's called "You Can Be My Cowgirl" and it's SO great.  It will be perfect to (eventually) scrapbook all of the pics from vacation.

I did put together this page - with one of my favorite photos of my girls that I took on vacation.
The 'RHR' on the heart is for the place we stayed, it's called Rocking Horse Ranch, and they have the letters like that on the sign in their lobby, I thought it would be fun to add that in like that.

I need to get off to bed, I've been staying up too late - and will (hopefully) have a busy, productive day tomorrow!

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

August 8, 2010

Shop 'Til You Drop! - Group Post Day!!

Mornin' Peeps! *giggle*

Ahhhhh, it's been a good weekend thus far -- spent some time with my girls yesterday, first at Build-A-Bear at a birthday party, then did a little shopping...funny how a little shopping can make your day a little brighter (well, that is if your two children aren't nagging you and walking off in opposite directions, while you are lugging 2 Build A Bear boxes and your overloaded purse, not that that happened or anything...)

All kidding aside, I'm here to share the last of my projects for the August Release at My Time Made Easy.  It's the Shop 'Til You Drop template.  This fabulous shopping cart template is SUPER easy to assemble, and just SO fun!

I decided I'd make my shopping cart with Clear Acetate instead of cardstock -- so that when I added the decorative layers, you could see what was in the cart from the sides.  To do this, I printed the template on a sheet of paper, taped it over a sheet of acetate onto my craft mat, and then cut with my craft knife.  I did cheat, and cut the decorative layers with my Cricut -- that would be a LOT of little holes! lol.  For the wheels, I thought it would be fun to offset the circles a little bit, gives it a little more whimsy, don't you think??

It worked out quite nicely that where I had my adhesive on the base fell exactly under the decorative layer on the outside, so no messy looking connections :).

I made a tag that you could use some re-positionable adhesive on the back, and stick your gift card to, to keep in the basket with the chocolate...  THAT'S where I made my mistake...I'm sure my shopping trip would have gone easier if we had chocolate ;).

The tag uses images from Money Well Spent, So Sentimental (the flourishes) and Just for You (the circle sentiment around the dollar amount).  I colored the border on the frame with a gold spica glitter pen, for a little sparkle.

Be sure to hop around to the rest of the team's blogs, we've all got a little something to share with you today!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Stamps: Money Well Spent, So Sentimental, Just For You (MTME)
Ink: Memento Black, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Clear Acetate Sheets, Raspberry Fizz, Shimmery White
Accessories: Filigree brads (SU!), Shop Til You Drop Template 

August 7, 2010

Tote-ally CUTE!

Happy Saturday!!

So, what do you think of all of the new goodies released by My Time Made Easy this month???  I've chosen to share the Tote-All Pretty Packaging Template with you today --  I will apologize ahead of time -- I had very poor lighting and my light box just wasn't quite big enough to accommodate this one!
My daughter has a birthday party to go to today, and I needed something to put some of the little gifts she picked out in it.  This tote is PERFECT!  I enlarged the original template in Sure Cuts A Lot, making the height of the template 11.25" -- it MAXED out to almost a full sheet of 12x12 -- this is a GOOD sized bag people! lol.

My daughter's friend isn't all that pink and purply girly, so I chose to do some blues and greens for this one.  I lined the inside of the bag with some confetti stars paper from the Taylor's Teeth collection of digi papers released this month, and used that for the rest of my colors.  I will say, the yellow I used is a bit brighter in my photos than it looked at my craft table (I think I need a better light! lol)  It's the new Daffodil color from SU! I'll have to remember that it's brighter than I think!

On the front of the bag, I stamped the large fairy image from Lost My Tooth in a few places, and added 'trails' behind them using Fanciful Flourishes (no DOUBT my most used set of all time!) that I outlined in stickles.  The stars were adhered to the bag with dimensionals, and each of them feature that fun star trail image from the set, I stamped it randomly all over to make it into a background.  The sentiment on the large green star is from Money Well Spent.

I used the same colors, and some of the same images to make a coordinating card, pictured here

Please be sure to stop by Lauren's blog, if you haven't already done so, my jaw ALWAYS drops to the floor with that girl's creativity...thanks for making a little time to stop by and see me today!!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the last group post for the August My Time Made Easy Release!  See you then!

Stamps: Lost My Tooth, Fanciful Flourishes, Money Well Spent
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, brilliance chocolate
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, one sheet wonder 
Accessories: Pear Pizzaz twill ribbon (SU!), Stickles, Star punch, star nestabilities, EK Success big scallop punch

August 2, 2010

A Quick Fly By...

With some Waltzingmouse goodness...

I made a couple of easy peasy quick cards for two of my nephews using Free Spirit Boy and Free Spirit Sentiments.  These are the most PERFECT stamps for those otherwise hard to stamp for guys in our lives.

There's a LONG striped image that curls up on one end...I used the straight end of that to create my 'plaid' on the bottom of the card, and used a few other random pieces for the top.

These were done in no time flat - the boys liked them - and promptly forgot all about them when they moved on to the next gift.  So goes the life of a cardmaker - lol.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Free Spirit Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Scarlet Jewel, Vintage Cream
Paper: Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Scarlet Jewel, Kraft

August 1, 2010

Release Day at My Time Made Easy, and a Blog Hop!

Good Morning :)

Happy Sunday to you all - though I must admit, I'm not all that happy.  I head back to work tomorrow after a FABULOUS vacation with my family this past week.  We went to a place called Rocking Horse Ranch.  It was PERFECT weather - and just fabulous -- the cousins all got along great, and the adults had time to catch up a bit, and RELAX!

I'll be posting a few pics later in the week, but for now, onto business!

My Time Made Easy is releasing lots of new goodies today - including some fabulous cut files, like the one I've used for my card today.  It's a purse shaped gift card holder, called Purse-onality.

My neighbor was nice enough to water our tomato and cucumber plants, and check our mail all week, so I wanted to do a little something for her.  I went out and got her a Dunkin' Donuts GC so she and the family (she has 4 boys!) can enjoy a little breakfast on us -- or, she could just treat herself to a few lattes ;).

I used this great purse pattern paper from Shopping Shirley's Sweethearts' Paper Bag, but once again, I'm picky, and I wanted to personalize it just a weeeee bit more.  I changed up the chocolate that was around the diamonds, and made it orange - to tie in the orange on the GC.  (I will try to work on a tutorial to show you how I typically do this, if there is interest :) )

The sentiment and the frame around it were made using Money Well Spent.  Let me tell you -- this set is just FANTASTIC!!  I love the little game controller, and the shopping cart -- if you get this set, it's definitely Money Well Spent *wink*.

Now for the inside... I got a little overzealous, and folded the inside where I *thought* it should be, trying to show my DH what it was all about -- (silly me) and realized after the fact that it was in the wrong place, but I made it work :).  I again used the frame image, and put the inside sentiment, and also included the dollar amount of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today -- be sure to stop by the rest of the team's blogs (links are in my sidebar) and show some love!!

Dawn and Geny will unfortunately not be playing along today -- but you should stop by and show some love anyway -- who can't use a little sunshine in their day???