OH! BOY! Am I ever running late:C

Quick post that I will return to edit.

I DO have a sample, but didn’t get my photos edited. I had last T-Ball game today (in which Noah lost his tooth while running the bases!) and PROMISED Jay I’d take him out to a Chinese Buffet Lunch! So I have to run.

I have been working on a BIG announcement coming (possibly) Monday! Depends on if I get everything done-but its looking good so far :D)

SO trust me my excuses are good and valid 😀 (Oh and I DID get ALL my 23 teacher gifts-Noah added his new teacher to the mix! LOL!) They all got a Pack A Picnic in some version, with home-made strawberry jam OR Orange marmalade jam 😀

So here is the challenge:


Template Challenge: Use any one of the My Timeless Templates ©, and CREATE your OWN patterned paper!

Link your creations HERE

Now my “paper” ended up being MUCH simpler, as I ran out of time, to do my original intended project-so I will try to post that this week.

All in all I LOVE my project 😀

A Strawberry Picnic


OK this totally counts for MAKING my own patterned paper! LOL!

I used Polka Dot Basics and White Craft ink, on Pure Poppy cardstock, to make the polka dot patterned paper. (I know! EASY PEASY! SORRY!) My lid was done usingNew Leaf cardstock, and an EK Slim border punch.


I used my newest template Pack a Picnic ©, to create a large and small Strawberry like basket!!

I know this is UBER simple-but people, I had 23 teacher gifts to make, I’m all about the SIMPLE WOW! This set took about 30 minutes.

It is going up for sale on my Etsy Shop!

 I didn’t give the large one away (and kept one small one for the complete set) I love how the mini fits nicely in the larger basket! I have gotten so much feedback on this template! So many surprised at how large it is, and roomy! All GOOD comments!! Only BAD thing (and its totally not bad :D) I heard was “Its so much bigger than I thought, now I have to go get some more stuff to FILL it!” -Jennifer C.

YEAH! That is a great thing to hear!

Strawberry mini close up


 I made a bunch of the mini Pack a Picnic“Strawberries” to hold my Strawberry Jams. The minis took about 7 minutes to complete each.

I fell in complete LOVE with JustRite Stampers soon to be released set (yes! I got a sample :D) called  Preserves Set. So cute: Grown, Picked & Preserved. Wait till you see the set-LOVE IT!!!

The strawberry is from Lizzie Anne Designs Tutti Fruity

The berry tops are flocked with green.


Isn’t it cute?! I had fun making them and that is all that matters!!

Check out the team:

  • Dana G
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jennifer
  • Kendra
  • Kristen
  • Lisa
  • MacKenzie
  • Maria
  • Odette
  • Pam
  • Tamara Harder
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Thank you for stopping by , and I hope you find time to give it a try at some point in your own busy week.