Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MTME Group post: Insert Card Here

Good Morning,
Today is preview day at My Time Made Easy.  I'm previewing this cute and easy to assemble (two Pieces) little gift card box.  You can use it with or without the gift card insert.  After taking my picture I realized I hadn't taken any with my boxes open!  I will show the inside of one later this week I promise!!  This template is called Insert Card Here.  The bow is a cut file called Bow Tied. I also used some new digi flower paper from the Cool Escapes collection. They will all be available for purchase tomorrow.  Check out what the rest of the design team has come up with using this template!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just Us Girls Technique challenge

Good Morning!
This week at Just Us Girls  Andrea is our hostest and she has challenged us to make a card box with a set of cards to go with it.  I bought this poinsettia stamp from Penny Black at my local craft store.  I tell ya' I have gotten my money's worth with all the cards and card sets I've made and sold with this stamp.  It is one of my new favorite stamps!

I used the template from Splitcoast Stampers that can be found here box.  I made the base of the template like instructed but I altered the top of the box by making it into a flap top that I attached to the inside of the back. 
I stamped the Poinsettia image twice using Versafine in Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I find it easier to cut around the raised edges.  I cut out the large then the center part of the other one and curled the edges with my score blade inked them up with Tim Holtz's Vintage photo and then layered them on top of each other with pop-ups.  

 For my sentiment on my card box I just typed it up in Word in the size and font I liked.  

  Below are the four cards I made to go inside my card box.

All my papers and sentiments are from PTI.  The Design papers are from the Library Ledger pack. 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the girls have created!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

MTME Pretty Patterns sketch #37

Happy Thanksgiving!
Even though it's Thanksgiving we are still having a sketch challenge over at MTME's Pretty Pattern sketch blog.  It is also a nice long weekend for some and that means extra time to hang out and create in our scrap rooms!  So I'm hoping ya'll get a chance to play along with this weeks sketch!  I used this cute little digi image called .  I used some of my Tim Holtz's distress ink in Black  Soot to ink up my Perky 'lil Penguin just so.  Nice and easy! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

JUGS #111 Color challenge

Good Morning Ladies!
This week is a color challenge over at Just Us Girls and our hostest for this weeks challenge is Vicki.  She has challenged us to use Red, Green and White.  I chose to make a Christmas card using last years Tree Trimming Trio from PTI.  This is one of my favorite sets to use!  I inked my image up with Versamark and then sponged it using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Pine Needles.  I used my Apoxy domes layered over some red paper from Basic Grey's Jovial paper pack  added some pop-up dots under my tree and there you have it!  Easy Peasy!!!   

Be sure to check out the other JUGS posts for more inspiration!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

MTME Pretty Pattern 36

Good Morning!
We have a fun sketch for you to try out this week at the MTME Pretty Pattern challenge.  Once again I'm using another MTME Digi image from the Holly Jolly pack. My sentiment is from the Secret Santa pack and my digi papers are from Candy Shoppe pack. 

 Come and play along with MTME Pretty Pattern sketch challenge this week!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just A Splash

I was very happy to find some free time to play along with The Play Date Cafe this week because I just love the splash of color challenges that they have.  I looked at the challenge last night and knew it was with a splash of orange but then proceeded to make one with a splash of yellow instead .  What an idiot I am!  LOL!!!  I knew it was orange too but I guess I really wanted to use my yellow felt.  So any whoo after using the right colors this is what I came up with.  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Ghostly Time with Just Us Girls

Good Morning!
Bet you thought this was going to be a Halloween card when you read the title?!  Nope!  It's our technique challenge over at Just Us Girls this week and our hostest with the mostest is the one and only Lisa!  She is challenging us with the ghosting technique which a tutorial can be found here if you decide to have a go at it.  

I used a Tim Holt'z background script which I originally was going to use the piece I cut out of the middle but I couldn't get it to work into something I liked.  So... I ended up using the frame and cutting out an image from Graphic 45's Gentlemen collection that I inked up and put on pop-ups in the center of the cutout.  I used Tim Holtz's distress ink in Vintage Photo I like the look I got with this! I hope you get a chance to play along with JUGS this week!  I can't wait to pop by and see what you come up with! 

Check out what the rest of the Girls have created along with our November Guest Designer Kim O'Connell!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MTME Pretty Patterns sketch #35

I have to say I am just loving these little digi images that MTME has come out with for this Holiday season!  This weeks Pretty Patterns sketch just worked perfectly with this little elf from the Holly Jolly digi stamp stamp set!  The sentiment is from the Secret Santa digi stamp set and the digi papers I used are also from this months Candy Shoppe pack.

I hope you can find some time this week to play along with the Pretty Patterns challenge.

Monday, November 7, 2011

CR84FUN/Happy Wedding

Good Monday Morning!
I found myself on a creative roll last night and loved these colors that Mona came up with over at CR84FN.  I had some new stamps from INKADINKADO that I'd gotten at Michaels for 1/2 price that I just couldn't pass up and ave been itching to ink up!  LOL!  I love using black and white with a splash of color and keeping it clean and simple. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Pink Elephant...Distressed

It's Sunday afternoon and I find myself with a little "me" time to just play in my scrap room!  It feels soooo good to be caught up on everything at home and in the craft world!  So i decided to play along with The Pink Elephant challenge this week which is to distress.  One of my favorite techniques.  I got some new Tim Holtz Christmas stamps yesterday so I had to use them.  I actually combined last years Christmas stamps with this years!  I hope ya' like it and thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Just Tri-It JUGS style

Good Morning!
This week at Just Us Girls it is a sketch challenge that is being hosted by none other then the fabulous Dana!  This is the fun sketch she came up with us to work with this week!  After much thought on what I was going to do I decided to use this fun template called Tri-It from My Time Made Easy.  It was just the right shape!  LOL!!!

I hope you get a chance to come and play along with Just Us Girls this week!

Check out what the rest of the design team has created with this fab sketch!

Friday, November 4, 2011

MTME's Holiday Year in Review

Today wraps up this months release at My Time Made Easy.  I'm sharing the fourth and final template being released this month called To the Point.  I used some of the new digi paper from the Farm House Fresh pack that I thought matched rather nicely with the Singing Silhouettes stamp set. I first used the cut file Caged and then stamped my image onto it for the focal point of my card.

I taped one end shut and used some seam binding that I sprayed and crinkled with
 some Marshmallow Glimmer mist for a little sparkle to close up the other end. 

 I thought this would make a cute little wedding set even for a gift card. 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sweet Santa Treats

I'm back again with another project I've made using the new template called Cover Alls from My Time Made Easy.  The minute I saw this template I knew I wanted to make mine look like Santa pants.  I used some of my fur material for the edging along with some silver sparkle paper for the belt buckle and buttons.  The shimmer shows up much better in person trust me!
My card is made using the Mr. Claus digi image and paper from the Candy Claus collection from last months release and the sentiment is from the new digi set called Yummy Sentiments.

Check out what Debbie and Monique have to share today!

MTME Pretty Pattern #34

Here is my take on this weeks Pretty Patterns sketch challenge from MTME.  I combined a little old and new for this card.  I used some of last Christmas's digi paper Candy Shoppe and sentiments from Secret Santa with one of the new Holly Jolly digi images from this months release. I printed out all the papers from this collection in 5x8 and then matched the colors to my Copics before coloring the images in because it just makes it easier to put it all together.   I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week. 

Check out what the rest of the design team has come up with!
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday Hop Along

Today is release day over at My Time Made Easy and that means that all the goodies the design team has been previewing you this week are now available in the shop!

I'm sharing with you today the new template called Tri-It.  I decided to step away from Christmas today and make a little Birthday gift set with this template.  My card I used  one of the new images and sentiments from the new stamp set called Rainbow of Wishes to coordinate with my template.  My friends little daughter is celebrating her Birthday next week and this was just the right size to fill with some Silly bands that she is just obsessed with!

Be sure to check out what everyone else has to share with you today!

To the Point- Monique, Lauren
Sleigh Ride- Debbie, Lisa
Cover Alls- Tangii, Katie
Tri-It- Kristen and me  

November is Turkey Time...Calendar

Good Morning!
Does anyone know where time goes?  I seriously can't believe it's November already!  The only good thing about it is that it's time to share my November calander with you and what better way then with this adorable little turkey!

Check out what the rest of the gals have created for November!