Archive for October 14th, 2008

OK its time for me to fall FLAT on my exhausted face!

I wish! Alexa has her post Chemo follow up and my brother and his girlfriend are flying in today for their move in! Sooner than planned, but so is life. You know what they say, no rest for the weary!

I really want to thank everyone who has left comments, and supported me in this new venture of My TimelessTemplates © over the last few days, while introducing this product. I am really proud of the way everything has turned out, and all the hard work Nichole and the team at Papertrey Ink put into launching the product, and the AMAZING samples done with it. BIG THANKS!

I know I was most likely unbearable with my blabbering during this process and now I take a big sigh of relief. This is real! It truly happened! LOL! WOW! Now to see people use the templates….that will be so crazy!! I can’t even stand it!

I hope you enjoy the templates, and thank you all who try them out. I hope you remember to share them with me, as I am excited to see many of you venture into templates now. I’m posting my challenges in a little while, so I hope you return, as I also have a few samples too.

Now it is time to share my release projects!

I have a few projects with the new releases using my templates! Those will be listed separately as they are part of the Challenge I am posting.

Now my thoughts on the release projects. I always have a few that I really love. This month my templates are obviously a huge favorite, like my Box of snow-that uses my template was my big favorite, as was my recipe for Ice Cream Sundae party, and my Holiday cards post. I really like everything this month and had to STOP myself from going and going.

OK here we go!

The Recipe Box & Recipe box lable set is over the top amazing! My project is here! I have more to share using that set soon!! I loved it. SO many awesome uses for that one, let me tell you.

Warm Happiness- Well I LOVE my coffee, and was so happy to see PTI come out with a coffee/tea set!! Heather did a great job with this one. I so love it, and will certainly be using it more.


This little travel tea packet is the perfect little gift to leave for a friend! Just hang it on their door, so they can find it as they return home from a long day! Isn’t it cute? I just used a hobby blade to make an opening at the top of the cup! OR if you have a sick friend this is another great little thinking of you, without bugging them! LOL!


Stamps- Warm happiness
Cardstock-Aqua Mist, white
Patterned Paper-Polka Dot Parade
Ink-aqua mist, lemon tart, sping moss, dark chocolate
Lemon Tart twill
other-scallop/straight long nestabilities, hobby blade

Snowfall/Snowfall additions-OH MY GOSH! I love this set. I can’t even explain it but if you notice through ALL my projects this release I used it the most. I actually had to STOP myself. Love it, and the fact that the punches co-ordinate! OH! My must have!


That being said sweet blush and gold are so YUMMY to me! I love them muchly! So I loved this card!

Stamps-Snowfall, snowfall additions
ink-sweet blush, gold encore, glue pad
cardstock-vellum, white, sweet blush
sweet blush satin ribbon,, gold tinsel weave ribbon
gold brads, pink glitter, gold cord

Merry & Bright Additions-OK loving the new trees Melissa added to her already fabulous collection! I had too much fun with this card!


I had fun coloring all the tree blocks various colors! I also spent some time coloring my polka dot ribbon to match!! This one was WAY fun for me and one of my favorites!

I love the retro look that has

Stamps- Merry and bright, Merry and bright additions
cardstock-white, dark chocolate, olive, pumpkin, Caribbean, pretty in pink, regal rose
ink-dark chocolate, various copic and Stampin Up! markers
Sheer white polka dot ribbon
square punches, paper piercer

Quilters Sampler additions-the newest quilt blocks are adorable! But, when I saw the Amish style boy and girl I knew I had to use them together! I found the heart square in there and my vision became reality!


The quilt squares are all glittery! What a cute anniversary or I love you card isn’t it? I was so happy with how this turned out.

Stitched together

Stamps- Quilters sampler additions, Quilters sampler
cardstock- pure poppy, sweet blush, ripe avocado
patterned paper-vintage holiday prints
ink-black pallette, copic markers
ribbon stitched ripe avocado
other-wide redline tape, iridescent ice embossing powder, heat tool

Silent Night-This set is stunning! I think the sentiments are amazing. I wanted to keep the feel simple and elegant! I love the look of a vellum card, with a underlying panel. The star is embossed, and this is pure beauty in person. THis is alos a great one to mass produce!



Stamps-Silent Night
cardstock-shimmery white, vellum, shimmery silver
ink-versamark, encore silver, white stazon
silver embossing powder, heat tool

Silent Night Stocking Set

I really enjoy matching a card to a gift! This one kept with the clean and simple look I was going for.

The Holiday Tags are perfect for ANY holiday gift,


and matching card!


My Timeless Template-Stocking Stuffer
Stamps; Holiday tag collection 2008, Silent night
Ink- Gold Encore
Cardstock-Shimmery gold, shimmery white
circle scallop nestabilities
Gold sheer matalic ribbon, gold cord, paper crimper

2008 Holiday Tag Collection- This is a super tag set, that I need MORE time to work with! I can see many uses for it this holiday! This is what I have done for you-

I made this box to hold the Gentle Falling Snow cards you saw in yesterdays post. The shimmer white cardstock makes what is so simple, a real WOW! The box fits the clear card boxes.


I created this set of 6 cards to share the possibilities of mass producing! I think this set is just so perfect for holiday themed cards! Makes a great gift item as well! This item was donated to a raffle for a family dealing with a child who has Cancer. I hope my little contribution helps them out 😀

Stamps: Snowfall, Snowfall additions, borders & corners square set, 2008 Holiday Tag collection
cardstock-white shimmer, vellum
ink-glue pad, encore silver
Clear card boxes
Mega snowlfake punch, circle nestabilties, silver cord, wide silver ribbon
Other-hero arts adhesive rhinestones, Art glitter, 7/8 square punch

OK that is it for me. I have a million things to do. Don’t miss the challenge posts OK!

I hope you have a super day, and get some time (like call into work) to stamp and create today!

My Timeless Template © winners! Check it out.

Oct 14, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests


Apple Crisp for the teacher

Before I begin with announcing the winners of the templates,  I have one more idea to enable you BEFORE the actual release! LOL!

This uses the For Keep{sake} template! I created it to look like an apple, and put some homemade Apple Crisp mix inside 😀

Bottom is pure poppy cardstock, top is the new ripe avocado! Cute huh?


Another view

There is a “apple” stamped on the acetate window using a solid image from Flower Garden, in Pure Poppy ink, and the leaf with Ripe Avocado ink . Teacher sentiment is Limitless labels, stamped in white StazOn.

The bag of apple crisp has a wrinkle-not my window! LOL! I wanted to keep it fresh so its in a Ziplock baggie.

For the top apple stem I knotted through some dark chocolate twill, and adhered 2 Prima leaves on top! I think this is SUPER cute and was SUPER easy! Just print, cut, score and done!

OK Im done enabling! I know you will LOVE it, and if none of this has made you yet, then once you try the FREE download you are SURE to fall in love!



Time to announce the My Timeless Template © Winners! I used to randomly select winners from my posts beginning on the 11th- through to tonight the 14th! Entering ended at 9pm.

The winners will be emailed ONE of My Timeless Templates © courtesy of Papertrey Ink!

Congratulations to everyone, and thank you so very much for sharing my excitement during this time! Everyone wins since you all can download the Stocking Stuffer FREE!

Enjoy your free template! I cannot wait to see what you all do 😀

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

176 51 150 247

Timestamp: 2008-10-14

Big Announcement post-Winners from the 11th: posted in order to numbers chosen

Mary Cedarstrom |

Shannan | shannanselsor

Misti |

Kerry from PA |


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

229 252 443 89

Timestamp: 2008-10-14

Music Makeover -Winners from the 12th: in order to numbers chosen

Lorene |

Dottie K |

Conniecrafter |

Janine |


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

351 105 371 131

Timestamp: 2008-10-14

Knock your socks off post-Winners from the 13th: In order by numbers chosen

 Tina | stampinmom

Barbara |

Janet Sisk |

diane mcvey |


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

151 197 85

Timestamp: 2008-10-15

Templates review post-Winners from the 14th: In order by numbers chosen

Sarah(Mustang) |

Anne Lawrie |

Christy Martin |

Well I hope the winners enjoy their template! You will be sent the template from Jennifer Ellefson, so watch that INBOX!

ENJOY! Be back later!

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