Archive for August 21st, 2009

Well as you know its ALMOST time for the kidlets to go Back to School! 

Many may already be back to the hustle and bustle of getting the kids up early, snacks packed, lunches made (or in my case $ for lunch sent :D) dressed and off to the bus they go! Then after a full day, have it be followed by all the after school activities that come with fall like Girl Scouts, Ballet, Soccer……. whatever it may be. I know my kids are very active as they get older.

Anywho, that all being said, this weekend kicks off our NEWEST! My Timeless Template © Challenge!

Seeing how we are all getting back to school………


If you get to play along link your creation HERE!

Next week I will highlight my top 5 😀

Thanks to Pam for having such a FAB idea for our theme this month!


You can use ANY My Timeless Template ©,

Challenge is to create some sort of Back to School themed gift!

That is it 😀

Let me tell you I personally had a BLAST with this one ;D

My idea came when I got the Back to School letter, that alerted me what supplies each of my children needed for their grade.

When I saw the list-Pencil Box was first in line, then directly under it Crayons, I had my Epiphany!

Drum-roll please…………………………..


Tah Dah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Captured Card Case © becomes Amber’s Crayon Supply Box!

Now picture making these for all your children or WITH your class!!! FUN! FUN! Even as a party favor box for a toddler’s birthday! I know I made Alexa a Crayola Crayon Box cake for one of her parties! —> Click here to view cake<— Trust me when I tell you my paper-crafting skills FAR out match my CAKE decorating skills! LOL!!

My 5 year old, Amber is entering Kindergarten, and needed a pencil box full of supplies. I immediately KNEW that the Captured Card Case © template would make the PERFECT personalized supply box for her cubby!


My inspiration was OBVIOUSLY from the Crayola Box of crayons.

I had also found these SUPER cute Crayon Lunch Box Note Cards (at Michael’s – you get 10 with envelopes for ONLY $1!) which were PERFECT for this project idea! I do have a crayon Sizzix Die, and prior to this find, planned on die cutting my own Crayola Crayons, but this was BEYOND perfect! Plus it made this easy peasy!


So, I printed my templatebase onto New Leaf cardstock. Then cut, scored and assembled as directed .

I then printed my templatelid onto Lemon Tart cardstock. Cut and scored as directed.

Prior to assembling I used my Coluzzle to create the 1/2 circle opening- Like the open box of Crayons.

I then adhered the crayon note cards to the INSIDE lid of the template, making sure they’d pop out a bit!


cardstock-by first cutting a rectangle 1 1/2 X 3 1/2

I then just cut that rectangle corner to corner to get both of my 1/2 triangles! I noticed that the lined image from Background Basics: Retro was perfect for the lines that are on the crayon box. Amber requested GLITTER somewhere, so I used my handy dandy 1/2 inch Scor-Tape © (which is my tape of choice that I use on ALL my templates :D), then sprinkled on some Glitter!

I personalized Amber’s name using the Fresh Alphabet. It was totally perfect!

Amber FREAKED when she saw this! Boy did that make me so happy

The Captured Card Case © holds all her supplies


Don’t they look so cute in there?

We have a box of crayons, glue stick, scissors, folding ruler, note pad, pencil sharpener, eraser, and pencils-with room to spare.

Now, because the “crayons” are little note-cards,  (I adhered them closed) they are dual sides, even the INSIDE looks cute D

Now this is fun and functional, and better yet it cost only 0.66 CENTS to make!!!!!

 (that is because each sheet of cardstock is 0.18 cents-then the crayon notes are 0.10 cents each)


This could be cute to make for the Teacher’s desk too!!!!!!!! Can’t forget the teachers 😀

This project only took about 40 minutes to make-and I think the 2nd would be much faster. I had NO idea HOW I was going to make the crayon box work, but now that you have my version yours could really go quick!

Now it is YOUR turn to give the challenge a whirl! Maybe it will be a EARLY push to start teacher gifts for the holidays too 😀

Be sure to see what ideas the Design team has created too, using the templates! They really work hard each week!

  • Alicia
  • Dana G
  • Jennifer
  • Kristen
  • Lisa
  • MacKenzie
  • Maria
  • Odette
  • Pam
  • Tamara Harder
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Now I’d like to share the TOP 5 picks from Last Weeks Color Challenge!

    (I”ll be posting MY color challenge tomorrow-with my top 5 from the week before that I missed)


    Please check out their creations by clicking the links on their names 😀






    They all did a great job!
    I can’t wait to see what you all do with this weeks challenge!

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Summer Fun

    Aug 21, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Stampavie

    Hi everyone!

    How has everyone been? We have been great here! Obviously “I” have been MIA. It is rare that I do not post days in a row but I have really been trying to enjoy what is left of the Summer with my children by taking as many day trips as humanly possible, before we are back to the daily “grind”.


     I have to share a link to an UBER cool blog I found! Its a SAHM who lives in New England and lists ALL the cool places you can go to and visit! She also gives her own reviews and shares photos!

    Check it out if you live in the area—>One Mom’s Review

    I love it! We have found several places to visit this summer because of it 😀 Thank you to Mandy for taking the time to help out area mom’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Its really not often that I get a “break”. So I took advantage of what I could. I also have TONS of design stuff going on behind the scenes!!!!!!!!!

    I am trying my best to actually get some stamp designs done 😀

    I KNOW! I can’t believe it either. I’m going to TRY and take the plunge.

    I have to admit I’m very petrified by the WHOLE thing. If I can’t get it perfect than I won’t do it at all!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    I’m very computer challenged, so I have a graphic designer, that use to be a SU! Customer of mine, who is going to come to my house to teach me the program 😀 I’m not making ANY promises-but thought I’d let you know in case there is something you may want to see me design 😀 I have some ideas sketched out, so we will see  HOW they transfer into real images.

    If you have any ideas of what YOU want to see-let me know!  And to let you know not to worry if it gets quieter here. This stuff takes TIME! As it is I’m in shock myself that I am able to make so many template designs and still keep up and post regularly!

    Tomorrow I will be back with the color challenge from last week, then the My Timeless Template challenge- as well as 2 weeks worth of TOP 5 entries with links for you all!

    In the meantime…… is a fun SUMMERY Sample I made using Tina Wenke: Mouse on a Orange Daisy


    This is from Stampavie You can also find it —> here <— at All That Scraps

    HUGE NOTE!!!!!!!!!! TODAY ONLY:BIRTHDAY SPECIAL—> Meet Kiki La Rue<—-

    Apparently I didn’t want to make my Daisy orange! LOL!

    I wanted a real POP of color, so I went with it. To me, THAT is the FUN part about “whimsical” hand drawn images! You CAN make anything any color YOU wish. When its a true to nature image, its expected you will color image with the expected color of it in its natural state. When you have a image such as this, the sky is the limit on color choices. You CAN have various “nontraditional” colored animals like the cartoons our kids watch-like Blue’s Clue’s, and Dora with blue and purple dogs, and other funky colored animals, like monkey’s with purple boots! 🙂

    I feel like this project has HINTS of the challenge colors posted here <—-CLICK IT!

    I’m not passing this one off as my SAMPLE, just saying!


    The obvious pink and Orangey yellow-the bird has the blue, and there is a HINT of purple on the flower held my the lady bug!

    I just loved coloring this image.

    I hope you like my sample too!

    I love the layout with the die cute labels and satin bows. Just too fun

    This is sure to bring cheer to someone 😀 Don’t you think?

    Well I am on the run. Lots to do before school is back in session.

    Thank you for checking in with me

    See you back here tomorrow!

    My Etsy

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