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???


Pam W. said...

I am always amazed at Lauren's templates and also amazed with what you do with them. This is adorable and what a "sweet" gift for you neighbor.

Kristin Bueter said...

What a great idea to make this for your neighbor who helped you out! I love how you changed the chocolate to orange to coordinate with the gift card - super cute!!

I feel your pain about going back to work after some time off (not that I was technically "off")'s hard to readjust. I'd rather be home doing fun stuff :] Glad to be back with you all though!! I missed you guys ♥

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Tracey.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lesa said...

Gorgeous!!! I love this!! What a sweet thoughtful gift. :)

Dawn Easton said...

Tracey, this is awesome! LOVE the colours and the bling you added is perfect!
I hope you had a wonderful vacation with your family!
We are off on our trip this week and am looking forward to a week and a half of relaxing after a busy July!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Are you SURE this wasn't suppose to be for me?! LOL! You know how muych I LOVE dunks!I love it. The bling, paper and the front tag- TO DIE FOR!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is gorgeous, Tracey! Love all the matchy matchy!!