Archive for October 15th, 2008

I don’t even want to think how many hours I spent bloggin this week! It took me WAY longer to blog this stuff than it did to make it-I kid you not!!!! I may not even be making any sense by this point.


OK you can now pinch me! I have my very own template line! My Timeless Templates © is REAL!I have my own line, with my own sections! I have a description page, my disclaimer page (for those questions of what is, and isn’t ok), and my templates library page! Im OVER THE MOON right now with excitement!!

 I am hoping that MOST of you have or planned to download the FREE template,  to give it a try, and see what you are getting for you $5! I’m sure you will happy once you get creating 😀 You have NOTHING to lose!!

In the meantime scroll down because I have 3 challenges today!

I hope you use these challenges as the PUSH you need to give it a go.


Box of snow

OK this template for the For Keep{sake} box was my very first template for the My Timeless Template © collection! Yes you read it right, the very first thing I designed. I totally love this box, and hope you will too. It was my favorite creation using the new release items! The Made from snow man is perfection.

There are so many possibilities that can come from this template, so lets see what YOU can do!

Challenge : What can YOU find to fill your For Keep{sake} box with? Will it be a fun item, or homemade gift? Maybe something edible-YUM!


Rule: *TRY* to incorporate some BLING. Anything that has a little shimmer, or glitter. Now notice I said TRY! I just want you to enjoy this one 😀

Keyword : MyTimelessTemplateFKC03 (For Keep{sake}challenge 03) Use that when uploading to an online gallery so we can all find it. When you are done creating/posting, share a link here, so we can all see your creation with the templates!

Now for my creation- I just loved this one!


This holder is so quick, simple and pretty to hold those YUMMY Lindt chocolate truffles!
I just used glossy cardstock, and the versamark resist technique to stamp my snowflakes, then brayer on some blue ink, only 1/2 way along the template, so you get the look of a snowy sky, with winter snowdrifts. I then cut out my snowman for the front of my window. CUTE!!

Supplies available here

My Timeless Templates ©-For Keepsake
Stamps-Snowfall, snowfall additions, made of snow
cardstock-glossy, and white, acetate
ink-pallette black, bashful blue, versamark, copic
other- adhesive rhinestone, circle punches, glitter, liquid applique, polka dot ribbon, MS blue ribbon, rubber brayer

OK now its your turn to create your For Keep{sake} box! I am having so much fun with this, I really hop you are too!

I am always open to ideas and suggestions, so don’t be afraid to email me 😀

OK now we have our 2nd Challenge for this months release of My Timeless Templates ©-using the Music Makeover.

This is another versatile template, so give it try.


Tea Makeover

This is a really fun box to make, so I hope if you were able to purchase it (or won one :D) that you will find time to play along.

There is NO time limit! Just have fun.

Challenge: Put something cool in your Music Makeover that is NOT music!

Rule: Do NOT use a jewel case!

Over the last few days you have seen me do a few things that don’t use the jewel cases. So don’t get limited by thinking JUST music or that you HAVE to use a jewel case for this template.

Keyword : MyTimelessTemplateMMC02 (music makeover challenge 02) Use this keyworf if uploaing to a public gallery so that we can view your creation. Also send us a link here when you are all done posting! We all want lot more  great ideas for these templates!

I cannot wait to see what you find to put in there 😀 I already heard many great suggestions, so let’s get some gifts for the holidays made early!

About my creation: I put in 4 different packets of tea, and designed my holder to match my tea packets!


Supplies available HERE!

My Timeless Templates ©: Music Makeover

Stamps-Warm Happiness, borders & corners rectangle set
Cardstock- white, dark chocolate, pumpkin, pure poppy
ink-white crafts, dark chocolate, versamagic pumpkin and red ink, close to cocoa ink
Ribbon- dark chocolate polka dot
Other-buttons, white singlo gel pen, corner rounder

OK now its your turn.


Silent Night Stocking

OK I am officially issuing my very first, of many, monthly My TimelessTemplate © challenges! I also added a link to the side bar for future reference!

We are all waiting for our Papertrey Ink orders, so why not play with the templates while we wait!

Now I am expecting the entire crafting world to play along with this challenge since this one uses the FREE Download! Stocking Stuffer ©

Your challenge: Time to stuff your stocking!  Basically fill your stocking box with something fun and maybe unexpected. Show the world your creativity and ideas. Many of you already listed some great ideas, so stop typing them, and get printing and creating! I did the hardest part for you, now make some magic.

Rule-NO RED OR GREEN! C’mon it wouldn’t be a CHALLENGE if there weren’t restrictions! You can do it.

Keywords– If you are uploading to a gallery just type : MyTimelessTemplateSSC01 (that stands for stocking stuffer challenge 01)

LINKS: Please link your creation here so we can all see what you have created 😀 You can upload anywhere, just use the keyword if uploading to a public gallery so people can find them.

About my creation : This is filled with chocolate coffee truffles from Starbucks 😀 Give me a break its what I had on hand that matched!


My template was printed onto shimmer white cardstock. I used gold cardstock for my cuff.

I used the new Silent Night stamp set, stamped in Encore gold ink for my heel and toe patch!


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 metallic ribbon, gold cord, paper crimper

OK your turn!

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