Archive for November 12th, 2008

Teacher’s Gifts Galore

Nov 12, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Timeless Templates

This is post # 3 for today so be sure to go to the 2 others so you don’t miss anything! All template samples 😀


Teacher Contacts Clutch- a modern version rolodex!

 With a Timeless twist

Nichole has challenged her design team to come up with some great Teacher gift ideas for you to use this holiday season. She has an AMAZING set releasing called Teacher’s Apple. Its the CUTEST set-ever! Let me just tell you I had to make a concious decision to STOP using it. I kid you not. What a GREAT time of year to release a teacher set!!! The images, and especially the sentiments are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! 

 I know this is the time of year I focus on teachers, and make teacher gifts. I never make anything at the start of the school year, and by Christmas, anything I did buy is long forgotten. So yes, November is a great month to release this set IMO.

I loved the challenge because it made me get started on my teacher gifts early this year-YEAH!

Given the fact I have 3 kids, and each has NUMEROUS teachers, I try my best to make each one something every year, never repeating the same gifts. Always gotta top last year! LOL! I hope they like what I have planned, and you do as well!

Ever go shopping and see something, and the light-bulb goes off?

Well that is what happened to me!

I was at Staples, and I knew I needed some “stuff”. (I always need stuff) I walked by one section and came across these “Rolodex” type of index card inserts. Cost a WHOPPING $2.99!!!!!!!!!!

Well there went the light! I checked the size on them and YES! not only would they fit in my NEW! Purse-onality Clutch, but they would fit PERFECTLY!!! HAPPY DANCE!!


Contact’s Clutch open

So I flew home, printed my template, cut and score, and YEAH!! They DID fit in my Purse-onality Clutch © In just a few minutes, this is what I had done.


This little beauty is going to be able to sit right on every teachers desk, every year! The teacher’s can file their parents or other personal contact info and keep it handy. Remove and change out what need’s to be, yearly.

Isn’t it cute? I loved the idea, and the fact I can use my own template is a HUGE bonus and TIME SAVER 😀


My Timeless Template-Purse-onality Clutch

Stamps- Teachers Apple, Recipe Box Label, Simple Alphabet

Cardstock– Pure Poppy, White, Ripe Avocado

Ink-dark chocolate, black, pure poppy, ripe avocado

ribbon- stitched ripe avocado

other- paint can handle, large brads, Rolodex cards

Be sure to check in on the design team.

Papertrey Design Team

 I am sure you will find your light-bulb moment!

Thanks again for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts 😀

Happy 6th Birthday Noah! Template activity

Nov 12, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Timeless Templates

POST 2 FOR TODAY! Be sure to check the other entries!

WOW! I cannot believe my baby boy is 6 today! That means he needs 2 hands to show his age. Where has the time gone? Before I know it he’ll be driving.

Oh boy I get teary just thinking about it. He is already so “old” for his age to me. Its like he is the oldest child most times.

I have SO much to say about him and his day, but will save all that for his actual birthday party post (YIKES! I still have Amber’s to do-bad mommy!), which I am also trying to get the favors and stuff for that done in between everything else.

Anyway, before I go WAY off on a tangent of emotion, not meant for this entry, I have to move on. I have shared before that my kids and I always do an afternoon craft. I have to say My Timeless Templates have been a great part of that!! Making my planning for the craft SO much easier. No, Im not just saying that 😀 Its true.

Noah draws


So we are all (me & the 3 kids) crafting in my stamp room, and I’m whipping up samples for my templates to share with you all, and Noah says to me “Hey mom, can I make one of what you are making?” I told him that I wasn’t sure what we were doing yet. He then told me “But mom I have a super duper cool idea for you” (yes just like that! LOL! He really cracks me up) I said “Oh yeah?! What’s this idea?”  Not thinking he actually DID have an idea besides coloring it, let along a cool one. Then Noah said “I can decorate that thing with my pictures, and in that little thing inside (the pockets), I can put my crayons and my notebooks to take with me in the car when we go far away” Now where we live even the food store is about a 1/2 hour so that “far away” is every place we go! LOL!

SO I listened to his idea and this is what we did!


Noah and his All Boxed Up tote

(love the drawing)

WOW! Was I ever floored! I need to ask my kids opinions MORE. That WAS a cool idea!! So we did it!! Noah picked the colors, paper, and the fact he wanted his name and a star. I put the All Boxed Up together (I had to have it perfect since he was actually using it!), and Noah helped with the whole thing! Gluing and deciding where things would go! He was SOOOOOO excited my his project, it was really cool to see.

Side 2 of his tote


Yes that is a Christmas tree in the lower right corner! LOL!

Now here is the open view


Marker on his face from his labor of love.

He couldn’t even wait for a car ride. He started using it as soon as I told him we were done getting photos.


What mom wouldn’t be proud?!

I had a nice mommy moment and he had a creative epiphany! It was a good day. One I will cherish always.

We have a full day of fun things to do for his day. One which includes playing hookey!!

I love you Noah! Happy Birthday my sweet, amazing boy! I hope you always want to spend time with me, even when you grow up, and Im no longer “fun” 😀

My Timeless Template FREEBIE :D

Nov 12, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Timeless Templates

 THIS IS POST # 1 of 3  for today!! Each post is for a template sample, so you will definitely want to scroll down to the next post!!!

Well I am sure you are all DYING to know what the FREE My Timeless Template © is going to be this month. I received many emails and guesses. Your excitement is just awesome!!! It truly makes my day. This time of the month is CRAZY for me, but in a fabulous way. So thank you  for making it awesome!

If you are wondering what the template it you may want to Check this out!

After literally HUNDREDS of emails (awe you make a girl feel special) Nichole and I decided that you may be pretty happy to have the Recipe Wrap Up© as your FREEBIE!

NOTE: The newest templates and NEWEST FREE download aren’t available unil the 15th!

Now if the whole “recipe” idea is not your thing I’m sure the idea catalog that you get to download with the template (remember the idea book comes with EVERY download, is in full color with 5 EXCLUSIVE projects, supplies and instructions) will fill your brain with many creative ideas!

But before then, I want to share another idea for the template download. Don’t let yourself get limited by the original name of the first few samples! The hardest part of these projects is DONE! You just have to print , cut, score and go! The rest is up to your creative imagination 😀

This projet uses ONE of the printable wrap up’s (for the original wrap up you would print 2 templates) and one of the envelope’s from the template (original project uses 6).

How many times do you wish you had a unique money holder? For maybe a pretty wrap up for some notecards? Well now you can whip them up, every time.


Wedding Wrap Up-Money Holder

I love simple and elegant wedding cards. This template makes this style of card so easy!

I printed my wrap, and scored. I then added another little score, and what is normally the side seam, attaching the 2 wrap up panels. This little extra score makes the little lip you see on the right, that helps hold this closed.

I secured it closed with my gold ribbon


This sentiment is PERFECT! It is from the upcoming release on the 15th Heartfelt Basics. It really conveyed the perfect message for the newlyweds!

I used a shimmery white cardstock as my base. Now that really say’s elegance to me.I stamped my Beautiful Blooms in Encore Gold Ink. I used my cuttlebug flowers #1 die to die cut my flowers.

The butterflies are both Martha Stewart Punches. I LOVE those punches!!

Now when you unfold it…………….



You see this.

Isn’t it just the prettiest money holder (I know my $50 isn’t “pretty”. I used what I had for my photo purposes. This is actually going in Noah’s new wallet as part of his birthday gift today! Yes its his bday!!) ever . I told you I love simple!

I also chose to use Wedding Day for my “bride & groom” sentiment-it was the perfect touch.

The panel on the right is plain, but a photo of the happy couple would be REALLY nice to add without BULK! Don’t you think? I should have dug one up! Oh well.

 Now on the notecard, you can attach our written wishes/advice for successful & happy marriage for the newly wed couple. You should use remove-able adhesive for that panel so that they can save it in a book 😀 OK that is just what I would do-you don’t HAVE to.


SO that is just ONE other idea for the Recipe Wrap Up!

You will have to let me know what you think! I know I’m pretty excited with this template, and giving you another shot at a FREEBIE!!!

 Template Talk-

If you are NEW to my blog and have NO IDEA what I am speaking about-read this!

My templates are for various gift packaging, and they are SO EASY! Just download once, print, cut, score and assemble. Done in minutes. EASY PEASY! You can make great gifts over and over again for the purchase of one template.

If you want to see our other templates (we just started this product line last month) then click here! You can also try a FREE template there as well D Also see my sidebar. I have a My Timeless Template category that you are able to click and view any past projects I have created here, for some ideas.


Be sure you check in with Nichole for more peeks, and links, as well as Melissa & Lisa!

Thanks for reading

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