Archive for October 11th, 2008

Music Makeover-CHANCE TO WIN!

Oct 11, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Timeless Templates

WOW! What can I say to everyone other than THANK YOU! All the excitement and well wishes have gotten me all emotional. Reading the responses here, and on Nichole’s blog was truly overwhelming. I just cried. Happy tears. To have a community of paper crafter’s embrace this new venture is amazing to me. I still need a big ole PINCH! I don’ think it will be real until they get into the hands of all you eager crafter’s out there! So truly from the very bitty bottom of my overflowing heart- THANK YOU!!

I know there are many questions about the templates, and our hope is that once you try out the FREE download of Stocking Stuffer (you will see peeks of that tomorrow) most will be answered, and you will see the actual value and possibility each template has to offer. 

I also added a link to my sidebar for future creations here, using my templates 😀 Just in case you want to find them here 😀

If you are wondering WHEN the templates & stocking stuffer- free download will be up-it will be available the same as the release- October 15th!! I also decided that it would be a blast that while you wait for your new goodies, and already have your templates in hand 😀 that I will host a challenge for each template! So on the 15th of each month that should get your creative juices flowing!

Now for a  BIG template giveaway here 😀 I will be picking 15 RANDOM winners to receive a FREE My Timeless Template © from the people who leave comments on my My Timeless Template countdown posts, over the next couple of days!

What does that mean?

Well from the comments left from the 11-14th I will have pick several winners from comments left EACH day! So 4 people from the post on the 11th will win, 4 people from the 12th , 4 from the 13th, and 3 from the 14th will be drawn! So by commenting your thoughts on the projects each day, you get another chance to win!

I will announce the winners during the Papertrey Ink release, in the party thread, and of course here on my blog. All you really need to win is make sure I have an email address!

OK now for the next template- Music Makeover ©

Think about something. How many things come in jewel cases? Or FIT in them? All sorts of gift cards, CD’s, even some DVD’s, and lets not forget stamp sets, to name a few. There been many cool things added inside those jewel cases too-just use that thinker!

Weather you have jewel cases or not, this next template is another wonderful presentation of a gift. Whatever may be inside. I will be sharing ideas on other things to fill your Music Makeover with too!!

Point being, presentation is everything! I am certain you will love the simplicity and ease this next template offers! Now you can create a cute box with NO FUSS!!



I love this template. Really and truly. Its great for anyone-child, man, woman, and TEEN!! I decided I would use a jewel case for this first sample, so you can se how perfectly it can be wrapped!

Here is what is in my Jewel case


The belly band holds down the flap, and the case just slides right out!

A better peek at what is inside


I created a necklace, and made the matching insert to hold it! (Insert is NOT part of the template)


The necklace is from Martha Stewart, and I bought an additional charm to hang from it. That took a whopping 3 minutes to make.Just stamp the label, and cover with a page pebble! DONE!

The necklace itself cost $7 BEFORE a coupon! SCORE! Another great gift under $10!! I can always use those, and with this project you can keep some on hand ofr those UH! OH! I totally forgot about X’s birthday or whatever the need may be.

Now look at the set together


Is that not stunning?!!! Looks like so much time and thought went into this, (thought yes, time NOPE!) when my set took me LESS than 20 minutes! I kid you not.

I printed my template onto dark  chocolate cardstock, and quickly cut it out. Before assembling I ran the bottom through my Swiss dots cuttlebug folder. Then I assembles it.

Stamped my band with the limitless labels, and moved on to the main focus-the leaf block.

I just stamped 2 of the leaf blocks from the Text Boxed stamp set in chocolate ink onto vintage cream (the coloring and cutting took me longer to do that, than printing and putting the Music Makeover template together) and colored it with copic markers. I then took my hobby blade and sliced to bottom of the leaves to pop them forward.


My Timeless Template ©-Music Makeover

Stamps-Text Boxed, Limitless labels

Cardstock-Ripe avocado, Dark Chocolate, Vintage cream

Ink– Dark Chocolate

Jewel case, Circle punches, hemp, swiss dots folder, Martha Stewart necklace, Hobby blade

Thank you Berry Much


Given my obvious “berry” theme I simply made this similar to a raspberry (OK so what if its PINK!) by adding the green paper to the top.

Many of us use drink mixer’s. I think! No I don’t mean “drink” mixers (although they may work), I mean ones you add to your water bottle! I know now that I am eatting healthier I am using them like CRAZY!! I get sick of just water, and don’t want soda. This Raspberry Lemonade is my favorite.

 My friend is getting on the drinking water kick, and eatting better lifestyle, and I told her about these little packets from Crystal Light. She said she would NOT buy them, and that they were “silly”. What was wrong with plain ole water?

Well when ALL you drink is water, truth be told that can get OLD! You need some FLAVOR! So, me knowing she wouldn’t fork over the $3.99 for a 12 pack of mixer’s I went to Target and bought her some.

Here came the problem-how lame would I look tossing her a box of these things? I mean, while its a nice gesture its certainly not a FANCY gift. While my idea was to be thoughtful, I figured I would put them in my Music Makeover box!


Let me tell you they fit perfectly in there. Granted there is room at the bottom so I just put in some tissue paper, and I was good to go! You could also put them in a jewel case but I didn’t want to do that.

I left this in her mailbox 😀 She called me right away and said it was such a nice surprise! She knew by the packaging it was a “Lauren gift” as she calls it. She always tells me I could wrap up dog poop and make someone happy to get it. Now that isn’t true, but I think her analogy is hilarious.

Well now my gift wasn’t so lame, and she can re-gift it and fill it up with something else cute and maybe berry themed.


My Timeless Template © Music Makeover

Stamps-Green Thumb

Cardstock-Sweet Blush, ripe avacado

Ink-Pure Poppy, Ripe avacado

Polka dot ribbon in Pure Poppy

Vintage prints collection of paper

I have so much more to share, but will call it quits for today. All this emotion is truly exhausting 😀

Hope you enjoyed todays peeks.

I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the samples using the FREE download- Stocking Stuffer!!

In the meantime check Nicholes blog for more reveal peeks , Melissa has been using Merry & Bright Additions, and Heather has 2 sets to share this month! AND today is Lisa’s day to share another peek.

Till tomorrow

Some questions answered

Oct 11, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: My Timeless Templates, Uncategorized

OH my gosh! Where do I begin. Well Im back tonight to share some more stuff.

I feel a little numb. A good numb.

I was so teary (happy tears) reading the many comments here on my blog, and Nichole’s, as well as the many emails to follow. Having the world of papercrafters embrace a passion for me is indescribable! Thank you all so very much

I am more excited to see what you ALL do with them!!

Now along with congrats, I received many questions. Many of the same, so I will generalize the points and answer as much as I can! If you want to know something ask 😀 Happy to help.

Most of the questions you may have will most likely get answered after you get to use your very first template FREE! We believe so strongly in this product that we are more than happy to give you an amazing template-risk free.

So I am holding off on some of the questions until then.

Feel free to post more questions in the comments section, and I am always available via email if you have more questions!

The biggest question is #1! LOL!

Q. OH NO! Does this news mean you will no longer have free templates/tutorials on you blog?

A. Of course not EVERYTHING I make will be turned into a downloadable template. I LOVE making lots of gift things, so  I will still be sharing template/gift ideas here! Also my templates are for 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock/paper, I still do lots with that 12 X 12 paper.

Bottom line-I love sharing and being creative, so basically NOTHING is going to change except for the fact that now I will have new things to share monthly, and YOU can now use these templates more easily!!

Think of party planning and stamping events! What a fun project any of the templates would make.

Q. Are you going to have time to still update your blog daily?

A. YES! I have created over 30 templates (and counting) to date, without missing a day of blogging or any stamp deadlines!! Plus I have kept my house clean and family fed (even if it was pizza it still counts!!)I love sharing on my blog and NEED to stamp daily, like we all need oxygen to breath!! Just think none of you had any indication I was so busy with all this did you?

Q. Can I submit to a publication using the templates?

Yes, although you would need to be sure to credit the template name- example Music Makeover, and the source My Timeless Templates © for Papertrey Ink www.papertreyink.comwith your publication. These templates are protected by the Copyright Law and are now owned by Papertrey Ink.

You should also be sure to credit ANY person or place you get a template for, not just one you purchased 😀

Q. What does this mean for the Papertrey Ink countdown? Will you still do peeks and work with all their sets?

A. Of course!! I would have said NO if Nichole wouldn’t have me working with all the fabulous PTI sets every month!! I still have all my regular things to do. This just a bonus. I am always scheduled to do my assigned set peek on the first day-the 10th! From then on (like the 11th again) I will begin monthly peeks at my upcoming templates!

Q. Do you have to have a Scor-Pal to use your templates?

A. NO! But your life would be so much easier with one! LOL! I LOVE mine and use it endlessly, even when just scoring a regular card.

Q. What type of adhesive do you use to hold your stuff together?

A. I use Scor-Tape (also from Scor-Pal), my ATG gun, or redline tape. Usually depends on weather I am filling it with something heavy or not.

Q. Will your Bun in the Oven box ever become a “My Timeless Template” ?

A. Yes! That is the only item that I have ever done previously that will be made into a downloadable template! Oh actually there is one other, but you will have to be surprised! LOL! Everything else (over 30 templates to date so far, and still counting) I have created is fresh & new! But due to the demand for that particular template, and how much easier recreating it in this way would be, we are sharing it in that way. That is why I have held you all off for SO LONG!!

Q. IF you are using the Bun in the Oven box as a template when is it coming out?

A. Sorry, you will have to be patient! LOL! I truly don’t know exactly when each item is being released, as sometimes we may want to push something up or back to suit a particular NEED for a release!

I think that covers most of it right now.

Lastly I didn’t post a Sat sketch this week due to all my news, but one of my team members did!

You can see that here!

  • Alicia Weimen
  • Dawn Easton
  • Kim Gasper
  • Kirsten Dubosque
  • Kristy Vernon
  • MacKenzie Bruckler
  • Maria Levine
  • Tamara Harder
  • Thanks to MacKenzie for filling in when I was a little busy 😀

    Be back later with more to share.


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