Archive for May 13th, 2009

HOLY MOLY am I exhausted! I know-WHO CARES!!

(on a side note I HAVE to share that Alexa has hit her 2 year post-chemo (remission) marker! Now we go every other month for check ups! But she has to have her port-a-cath flushed monthly still> Im excited and scared to death all at the same time. Talk about emotionally draining)

TONIGHT is THE night!! Papertrey Ink has their release! I’m so excited 😀 I hope to see you tonight 😀 I’ll be back later to share my Papertrey Ink newsletter project too.

I also hope you have enjoyed the peeks I have shared here this week using My Timeless Templates 😀 Each one is labor of LOVE! I have to say they do inspire lots of great gift ideas 😀

Speaking of ideas………………I have 2 more samples to share till the BIG DAY! When YOU can buy your newest My Timeless Templates : Let’s Do Lunch and Ready, Set, Wrap!

So without further delay……………..I have samples for a girly event, and boy themed too!

Are you looking for something ELEGANT? Maybe a Wedding gift, of favor?

Well you just might LOVE this!

Using Ready, Set Wrap!


Seriously-how stunning is that?

It was exactly as I had envisioned it to be in my head.

I filled this with Raspberry Dove chocolates, but truffles or wedding cake would be darling in here too! Any favor item actually. OH! How about a Cinderella Slipper for a Fairy Tale themed princess party!! OH BOY! Maybe a piece of jewelry?? This list goes on and on.

I printed my template onto copy paper. I then used the Clearly Creative Cardstock, and cut out/scored my template.


I stamped my Fancy Flourishesonto the front, and side panels using white StazOn. Using glue dots I added Prima Hydrangea flowers, with adhesive rhinestone centers.


 I added a shimmery white cardstock panel to the bottom inside, then a scallop rectangle bottom to the bottom of the assembled template.


Tied the top with a Satin ribbon to match.

I think this is just gorgeous!


My Timeless Template: Ready, Set, Wrap!
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes
Cardstock: Acetate, shimmery white, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: White StazOn
Ribbon: Satin Raspberry Fizz
Other: Prima flowers, adhesive rhinestones
Scallop nestabilities

OK moving on to an entirely different direction…..BOY!

Owly-a gift for a boy!


MANY of you have boys out there! I’m with you. Many of you ask me WHY I don’t make ANY boy samples using my templates?!  Well, I heard ya. Its not that I CAN’T do boy stuff, I just find GIRL stuff so much more fun, easy and pretty 😀

So that being said- I made a boy gift. I used Let’s Do Lunch for this one .

I used a paint can handle, and large eyelets for the handle.

I LOVE Wise Owl 😀 so I made my own patterned paper using Guidelines 2 cardstock with the owl and bellies 😀 I think its super cute. You can’t see that each row of owls is colored differently-but thats OK


I added the sentiment to a button center, and covered it with a page pebble.

It is held closed with buckles-from a hodge podge hardware kit I had.

Just unbuckle the ribbon-

Now INSIDE……………


I added a notebook, some crayons-


which I designed my own box for, as well as a “office” set I got a Michaels Craft Store for $1!


I think this is a super adorable BOY themed art box, don’t you?

My Timeless Template: Lets Do Lunch
Stamps: Wise Owl
Cardstock: dark chocolate, white, Ripe avocado
Paper: Bitty Dots 2008
ink: Copic Markers, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Pumpkin
Ribbon: Twill Ripe Avocado
Vintage button in new leaf
Paint can handle, brass large eyelets, brass hodgepodge hardware

Now if you want to go EASY PEASY-this is the sample for you:


Just use patterned paper, and a SIMPLE tag-done in under 5 minutes!


I shared a peek of this during the Blog Hop

This was my concept sample when I created the template. The concept samples are the finished template idea samples, that go to Nichole for approval 😀

This is the back


This is the side


This one was so cool and retro!

yes, like many said-almost like a bowlers bag 😀

No matter what it reminds you of-its cute, fun and has so many possibilities 😀

I cannot tell you how much I adore this specific template. It took quite some time getting the idea to work, but in the end I am so happy with the result.

Template: Ready, Set. Wrap!
Stamps Spring tags 2008
Cardstock: Black, white
Ink: Black
paper Black and white basics

Alrighty-that is all for me for now.

Tonight is the release party. I have my newsletter project due, and this weekend I am off to shop at CKC in Manchester with friends. I can’t wait. I need a day for ME!!

Thanks for stopping by

Now for more peeks be sure to check out   Nicholes blog, Becky, Melissa, Lisa and Candice.

😀 See ya later!


May 13, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

My Etsy Shop has been updated!

Feel free to lookie 😀

My Etsy

My Time Made Easy © LLC

My Time Made Easy

Who I Designed For

Owner/Designer of My Time Made Easy* My Timeless Templates © by Lauren Meader for Papertrey Ink* SCS Dirty Dozen-past* A Chemistry With Paper-past* All That Scraps-Senior Designer - past* Green Grass Stamps-past* Gina K -Stamps for a Cause guest designer* Lizzie Anne Designs - past* My Favorite Things-Senior Designer -past* Our Daily Bread Guest Designer-past* Papertrey Ink - past* Pink Cat Studio- past* Reporter for Craft Critque-past* Say it with Letter Guest Designer* Stampavie -past* Storage Ink & More Guest Designer* Team Member for Scor-Pal*Su Ink & More-Past* Unity Stamps-past* Smile Box Avaitor-past*Numerous guest designer positions

MTME Pretty Patterns Sketch Team

Lauren Meader

About Me

Copyrighted material

All content included on my site is COPYRIGHT ©2013 Lauren Meader. Original artwork is shared for your personal inspiration and enjoyment only and may not be used for publication, submissions, or design contests.

Subscribe To My Blog



May 2009
« Apr   Jun »