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