got me wanting to share some more samples 😀

Thanks everyone for the love and kind words re: my template post! You all just put the biggest smile on my face! I so needed that. It means a lot because I have so much family drama going on, that I can’t discuss (nothing to do with my kids!), but has taken quite the emotional toll on me the last few days, on top of being sick. Then on top of that mess, Amber has had an on and off fever of almost 104 since last night too, and they “think” its a virus.

Im stressing because Alexa has her Holiday Concert tonight, and I wanted us to go as a family. I needed that Holiday cheer. Now we will see how the day goes. I guess there is a lot going around right now. The important thing is to get Amber back to health and keep the rest of us that way.

AND to make matters worse, my poor moo moo (my boy cat) who has had all the urinary issues in the past, decided to eat about a 4ft string to a popped balloon (no idea where he even found that! I clean my house a bajillion times a day and missed that somewhere), and I spent hours in the animal ER, while I was sick, till about 2 am. Cost us a tad over $500-just for the check up, x-rays, IV fluids,  some high fiber food and laxatives! We have to wait and watch him. We couldn’t afford the $3,100 for surgery. CRAZY!!! Just what I needed. We did find out during that visit that he has kidney disease and kidney stones :C Poor baby. Now after this string drama (God willing he survives it) we have to totally revamp his diet to a new food.

Sorry. This is such a downer post. It started happy. YIKES! I just feel very overwhelmed right now, I spent the entire day yesterday in tears. Not like me. Anyway-onto happier stuff.

This has to be brief-so here we go!

I’m going to share 3 template samples today using My Timeless Templates© and one I free handed 😀

I am also using Rockin Holiday, Holiday Script (for the sentiments) and Pretty Papers in the Winter Wonderland collection- for all the projects you see here too!

First up, a pretty little ornament box, or something to house some holiday treats (not sure what I’m doing yet) using my For Keep{Sake} template


I used vellum in the window, which I stamped my tree onto, them dry embossed from the back to make it pop forward. Rather 3D. I used various gel pens and glitter to finish off the festive tree. Rather than cut out the rectangle, for my window-like on the template, I used the nestabilities Label die to cut this shape instead 😀 I ran my gold marker along the inside edges of the frame, before I attached my vellum inside.

Top view


I used my scrap piece from the front window as a decorative accent on the lid! No waste here. The gold ribbon is from the Gold Couture collection!

Lid off


This template is the Music Makeover-This is a CD case cover, but can be so much more (check my sidebar for more My Timeless Template ideas!) but this time Im sticking with music.


I loved the image & sentiment from Rockin Holiday-it is perfect for this to hold Christmas Music 😀 I am making this for the kids to keep in their room with their fave Holiday songs.

I printed my template on ivory cardstock, then I added Pretty Paper Winter Wonderland collection to the front & back panels

I didn’t burn my CD yet, but here is the open view.


I just die cut the Spellbinders Lables nestabilites, and used the inner rim of the die to add holes and faux stitch it. Really quick and simple. The pretty papers really dress this up without lots of work for me. Considering this is for my kids, I won’t care if it gets ruined over time so much.

This next template is a FREE download from My Timeless Templates© called Stocking Stuffer. There are also more uses, but with the holidays here its just the cutest holder for so many things!


This uses mainly the patterned paper. I just printed on copy paper, and layered it onto my patterned paper when it was time to cut. I used a faux suede technique on the toe & heel.

Here is a close up of the tag.


I used the stockings on the fireplace image from Rockin Holiday. Snowflake is a old punch from SU!

LAST but not least (I LOVE this project) I hand cut a cute Mitten (front & back) that I made into a boxy bag!


Isn’t is so pretty?

The best part, all the squares are punched pieces of the Pretty Papers Winter Wonderland collection, all pieced together!! I little furry trim, and a simple tag-done!

I have to say the piecing took at least an hour! I wanted it to be perfectly balanced!

Its pretty good size too. I was so happy with it.

Here is the close up tag-


Well that is it for me. I don’t have much time today. I’m feeling awful, my daughter is sick too, and I have a TON of deadlines to meet, and so much else going on, I hope I can get it all done! The day just began, and already I need a nap :C

Thanks for stopping by 😀