Archive for October 11th, 2009

Post #2 for today! So scroll down! if you missed visiting over the weekend you won’t want to miss what has been shared 😀

Another EXCITING day here! I have so many amazing things going on, I’m just plain grateful and ecstatic! October is a good month! 

I think I am going to have to apologize for my use of black this countdown! I basically paired everything with it this month, for some odd reason! I was just FEELING black with a pop of X color! You will see what I mean! LOL!

Today I am using BOTH of the NEWEST My Timeless Templates: Around Town Tote © & Cash or Charge Trio ©

The FUN part to today’s post is the focus on VERSATILITY! Now we are using (like all my posts this countdown) all the same colors and elements on each project and getting a cool NEW look each time! This goes to show how versatile it all really is! You don’t need ton’s of supplies or even ideas to get MANY MANY various, amazing projects!! Also I LOATHE mass producing. This allows me to use the same products and elements but on DIFFERENT projects so I’m not recreating the same’ol BORING thing 😀

So without further delay…….


Pretty in Pink gift set

Now ALL these projects can fit inside the standard version of the Around Town Tote ©!

Can you see how each has the same elements, but each a fab look? (all supplies listed/linked at end of post)

Wouldn’t you just die if someone gave you stuff in all of this? I’d feel pretty special 😀

First we will see Around Town Tote ©


I LOVE this!

I used my Slice cartridge to create the bird “mask” in which I stamped in my text, then flowers from the Life set. It’s just such a stunning and SIMPLE way to make this bag a real WOW! The tag I used the leaf image from 2009 Autumn tags and added the flowers from Life to it! A whole new look don’t you think?


Clean, simple and easy!!

Now here are my side details


I used the In Bloom paper on my side panels. Another simple decorative element that shows the attention that is needed to the SIMPLEST of details!


I LOVE packaging up Lindt chocolates-so get use to seeing them this season! LOL! Its my GO TO gift idea 😀

As you can see I opted for NO handles on this one. I liked the look for this one without it.

Now we move on to Cash or Charge Trio © samples

Cash or Charge © #1 Wonderful Wallet


Going with the bird theme……I used the SAME tag idea, and used Birds of a Feather in the center. I love it!

Now this template flap generally ties closed! But I made a belly band for it instead.

Slide off the band……


and you have your gift card reveal! My FAVE! Dunkin’s coffee 😀 As you can see NO score lines on this one 😀 There is a slit that gift cards fit into perfectly (or cash!) you will REALLY love this one! I swear 😀

Now we will go onto Cash or Charge #2

Pretty in Pink Pillow Pocket



Just a pretty simple pink box with a fab tag!

This is the SAME flat pocketbook style template! There is a embossing template that comes with this, so you can create these side panels, and make this template a PILLOW style box-with a ultra cool handle!!

Now on this I used that same embossing template to make my decorative side panels for my box outside! I told you, you will LOVE this particular template in the trio! I’m just over the moon with it.

The tag used the NEW! Giga Guideline, and NEW! Background Basics Text Style II!! You will LOVE it!

Now using the SAME elements once again…last but certainly NOT least……

Cash or Charge #3


Now pretty is this when you use ALL of the layering templates it comes with?


Now did you realize that this can be not ONLY a FAB gift card/cash holder, but a rockin card too?


This is the insert pulled out. Its so simply pretty! I love that.

So here we uses ALL the same elements and got several FRESH looks.

What do you think? Are you seeing lots of gift card holders in your future, and fancy schmancy gift totes?? I know I am 😀


My Timeless Template: Cash or Charge Trio ©, Around Town Tote ©
Stamps:Background Basics: Text Style II, Giga Guidelines, Life, 2009 Spring & Autumn Tags
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, White
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics, In bloom
Ink: Black: Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz
Ribbon Saddle Stitch Black
Prima Flowers, adhesive Rhinestone
Marvy Tag punch, Slice Back to School Cartridge


Tomorrow we have a ULTRA cool group post! So check in again!!!

I’m happy to share that I am taking part in sponsoring some HUGE blog candy for a cause!! Check it out —> HERE! Only a few days left! I am giving away 2 My Timeless Templates, and YOUR choice of a Papertrey Ink stamp set 😀

In the meantime there is MORE eye candy for you: be sure to check out more fab stuff from Nichole!

 Lisa is also sharing her project using Giga Guidelines 😀

More stuff coming from  Dawn, and  Heather who all who have releases this month.

Thanks once again for stopping by.

I hope you are inspired to try making gifts using ALL the same elements-without getting bored 😀

Itty Bitty Christmas, and a NEW Challenge Blog!!

Oct 11, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Pink Cat Studio

Happy Monday! 

Well today it is time for a peek at the latest and greatest release from Pink Cat Studio Stamps 😀

I am so excited to share a new release this month called Itty Bitty Christmas!

These sets will be available on Wednesday Oct 14th!

I have 2 samples to share today!

First up-O’Christmas Tree


How cute is she? I feel like I’m always saying that! LOL! Its so true though.

I went with the expected Christmas combo-and I like it 😀 I used some OLD stripped paper to tie in my colors here, and a tag from K&Co. last year’s paper stack. I usually hoard stuff I love, but it was TIME to say bye! bye!


I think it was finally put to good use!

This was made during my mojo rut :C So again she was simple and cute.

Next up I have Fairy Christmas


her candy-cane wings just crack me up! Same colors here. Nothin fancy! She was cute enough.

I pierced a swirly fairy trail, and added some snowflakes.

The border is a Martha punch. I love red, pink, new leaf, and gray all together. So bright, cheery and FUN!

Well this isn’t the last of the samples by far!

Check out Melissa’s blog for all the designers samples 😀

AND get this! 2 of my best friends are this month’s Guest Designers!!

Tracey & MacKenzie


So check out their work too!
Tracey’s comments about me got me all teary! Hugs to you my friend 😀 You are the best!

 On another note: You may have noticed (or not) that I haven’t had a My Time to Create Challenge in a couple of weeks. After MUCH agonizing I realized that I HAD to stop my challenges here. I am just to stretched thin these days. I meant to post something sooner, but have had more going on than anyone even knows. All good stuff!!!! Just stuff I can’t really share yet. That being said……I don’t have the appropriate time to dedicate to that and everything else. Sometimes we need to cut back, and prioritize! It is hard to have to stop something or say NO! but the time has come where I have other things (all stamping related :D) that are filling that space right now. I have many goals (and limited time) and a family to tend to. My kids are older and the demands are greater (that is not a complaint :D-just a fact). So that being said I had to end the challenges here.

I will still have the occasional challenge or something…but nothing weekly!!!

Now-my dear friends have decided to not only continue the challenges, but kick it up a few notches!!! They have all dedicated a blog and everything to it! It is called Just Us Girls and you can find them —-> HERE!! Seriously FUN! So check it out. I’m so proud of each of them and hope to support them in any way I can. They are each SO talented and fabulous! I’m happy to call them my friends. What can I say? They just ROCK!

 Now one last announcement!!

I am taking part in sponsoring a HUGE giveaway for a GREAT cause!!! You will REALLY want to check this out —->HERE!!!!

So thank you for stopping by! More to come tomorrow!

My Etsy

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