Archive for April 9th, 2009

Well its the 10th already!

Can I get a WAHOO!!!

 Im so not ready, but I’ll do my best to keep up this week. Having 2 weeks “off” from stamping, KILLED my time and assignments schedule. Oh, yeah, and my MOJO! Not too happy about that.

Its S-L-O-W-L-Y making a come back.

Every month- during this week, I feel like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh! LOL! Just bouncin with excitement! Seriously. This usually gets me motivated to kick my own butt! We shall see.

 Time to share a sample using a My Timeless Template© , and of course, a new stamp set called Scattered Showers,  with you all!

You have had a view of this template a few weeks ago-it is called Get a Handle On It © 

This is due for release on the 15th.


Get a Handle On It © is the perfect box for SO MANY great gift ideas-as you will SOON find out for yourself!

Its a SUPER cute box, that has fun, cut out side panels, in which the box handle pops through.

I can’t tell you enough how much I love this particular template! LOVE!

Its cute, and perfect size. I love that the largest square nestability PERFECTLY layers on the bottom of this too, for great finishing touch.


Looks can be deceiving. You may think this is a SMALL box.

Well, NO! Its actually quite a nice size-measuring 3 1/2 inches squared.

This allows you to fit some awesome stuff in there. When we used this box at Stamp New England, we were all able to fit over 38 bite size chocolate candy bars/pieces. Now that ROCKS!

Wait till you see the box of beauty that I put in this creation! The little umbrella makes the perfect image since we are using this box/gift to brighten someone’s day. You will want to start making one for anyone you know- weather they are  celebrating something, or not feeling well. Any excuse will do!! It is sure to make someone’s day-rain or shine 😀


So today I am sharing a video that shows the SIMPLE technique I used for my Get a Handle On It © project

I’m calling it the “window treatment” because it allows us to add interest, and color to the windows of our boxes, or other projects, that may use acetate. Getting a small peek at what is IN your gift is so fun! Now you can make your “window” even prettier.


Here is the close up view of my “window treatment”.

This is where the Scattered Showers Stamp set comes in. It was PERFECT for this technique of dressing up the window of my box.

I used Papertrey Inks Clearly Creative Cardstock for my window.

You just stamp your image with White Stazon.

Then use your Souffle Gel pens, to color the acetate, from the back.

This gives you nice color on your window, and a great fresh look! Cute eh?

Now when you OPEN the box, this is the SURPRISE inside 😀


Now we take it out……..


This is what you are getting IN the box!


A bitty baby booty blooms box-(say that 5′x fast).

 Its a nice little gift, instead of giving FRESH flowers, that wilt and die, you can give them this.

I decorated the large square tin, that I made 5 baby booty flowers for.

A sprinkle of glitter-and VIOLA!  A gorgeous gift, or party favor-completely perfect in the gift box-which is a gift in itself.


The large square tin fits perfectly into the Get a Handle On It box.


Isn’t it so pretty? Simple and elegant.


Perfect size to keep on a desk!

Did you think that something like this could fit in the box?! Well it DOES!

Here is the close up of the little booty buds I made 😀


Aren’t they just adorable?

I put this up in my Etsy Shop, along with another version I created 😀 I hope someone finds it a good home 😀

 Supplies used:

Get a Handle On It © template-due for release the 15th

Stamps: Scattered Showers and Background Basics Dots & Spots-also being released on the 15th

Cardstock: Clearly Creative cardstock, Spring Moss, white, amethyst

Ink: Amethyst, spring moss, sweet blush, lemon tart

Ribbon: Spring moss collection

Spellbinders circle nestabilities, Prima Flowers, Souffle Gel Pens

Large clear top tin-square

Tomorrow I have another great sample using this template. I will share the FIRST peeks at the other template on Sunday-the 12th. You will love it 😀

In the meantime, check out Kelly’s blog for her peek at this template 😀

Also check in on Nichole, Dawn , Heather and Lisa,as they are all sharing samples too! If this stuff doesn’t get the creative juices flowing I don’t know WHAT will 😀

As always I love to hear your thoughts-so let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by.

Till tomorrow……………………..

Everyday Classics

Apr 9, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Papertrey Newsletter

HOLY SMOKES BATMAN! Tomorrow is the 10th!!!!!!!!!

That means that the peeks for the Papertrey Ink countdown begin! You will also start to get to see some more samples with my newest template release! I’m in love (again! LOL!)

There is some exciting news about the montly template releases —> HERE, and SOON! we will be sharing something else about the monthly template release, that I hope gets you ALL excited. I get so much from the excitement you all share with me every month, so thank you.

What I enjoy more is seeing YOUR projects with the templates too. I especially love the ones where people get their kids involved too! See they are for ALL ages. SO easy a KID can do it 😀

OK I’m way behind! LOL! That being said, I better get to the point.

Enjoy todays post-and I hope you will join me tomorrow for the first of the release peeks!

These were in the Anniversary set gallery, but figured I’d share them here!

Im so excited about the Papertrey Ink Anniversary set–>Everyday Classics.

This set is BEYOND amazing. One of my favorite sets to date. If you earned it, you will be BOUNCIN!! I know I have been DYING to share samples with it here. (I have a ton more but they use future templates 😀 So I have to wait.

This set ISN’T available for purchase, you have to earn it!

For information on how to qualify for next years set (if you weren’t able to get in on this one :C)

Read the –> Come Grow With Me <– program!! Really cool program. EASY to get in on, and as you will see-well worth it because Nichole rocks the anniversary set special.

So here is my FAVORITE design I created with the set.


heartfelt thanks

Heartfelt Thanks


Stamps:Everyday Classics
Carstock: Spring moss, ripe avocado, aqua mist, teal
Ink, snow white, aqua mist
Perfect Match buttons,, rectangle, heart nestablities
Prima flower, bridal confetti

I LOVE it. I don’t know that it is, but I just do. The colors aren’t my norm, but I think that is what is fun, and I ADORE the bird peeking out of the heart frame, with the flourished corner 😀 Add the flowers/flower button and Im in PTI heaven!

Now my other favorite (I can love them all right?)


LOVE the layout here. From the tag sentiment at the top, to the pierced border, down to the stitched ribbon and scallop border.

Red, white, Kraft & chocolate are such a HOT combo to me these days. I love them together. I actually have to try to NOT use them too often.

Do you not LOVE that bird?

Now-Notice how this set has the same image in a large and small version? Love that!! The bird wing is separate which ROCKS because NO MASKING or piecing to get a wing in another color. The bird is my favorite image from the set. Then I had to use the Beyond Basic Borders (a perfect match in my opinion) for a branch! 

I added soe punched flowers, and Cloud 9 dots and VOILA! DONE!!

Sending you

Sending you


Stamps: Everyday Classics, beyond basic borders
Cardstock: White, Kraft, dark chocolate, pure poppy
ink-pure poppy, dark chocolate
stitched poppy ribbon
Labels 1 nestability
flower punch, paper piercer

Now we have the card I made using my Sketch—>mytimess24


Who doesn’t LOVE cupcakes? Especially POLKA DOT ones?
See there is the red, chocolate, kraft and white combo again!! Throw in some avocado and Im in heaven again! LOL!

 cupcake duo

Cupcake Duo

Stamps: Everyday Classics
Cardstock-pure poppy, white, avocado, dark chocolate
Ink-snow white, dark chocolate, avocado, poppy
Other ribbon, and adhesive pearls

Tomorrow I will share my peeks-so stop by then!


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