Archive for March 6th, 2010

Create a Canvas

Mar 6, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

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Today Catherine Doucette has a super cute and amazing project for you…..


Words from Catherine:

One of the many things I love about Lauren’s templates, is how you can create many different things with the same template…you just need to use your imagination!  Hop on over and take a peek at what I thought the “Cute Lil Chick” cut file looked like :0)

Be sure to stop by and visit Catherine Doucette

Now it is my turn to share…….

Big Dreams Canvas


Now how about creating your own canvas? Something inspirational that makes you smile.

Your stamps and papercrafting supplies can be used for SO many amazing creations! Don’t limit your creativity to just cardstock.

There is nothing like taking your materials and making some amazing wall art! It can be SO SIMPLE and still be a WOW!

It is so fun to personalize your home and or workspace or make something inspirational. I love creating “wall art”.

I recently found this pink plain canvas at Michael’s. I fell in love with the color, and knew it wouldn’t take much to create some wall “art”.


“May you succeed far beyond your biggest dreams”

This sentiment is from the So Sentimental © set. I love it! Now talk about inspiring.I stamped it in pink ink, onto a punched label.

I used some Making Memories paint and “painted” on my large swirly flourish from Fanciful Flourishes ©.

I then cut some sweetheart colored cardstock using the Flutters and Flowers Cut File © and layered it onto my canvas, where I wanted my butterflies.

For my butterflies I used the outlined butterfly image from the All A Flutter © set. I stamped it in versamark onto vellum cardstock. I then used some detail white embossing powder and heat set it.  I also used the small flourish image from the So Sentimental © set, and stamped it on one side of the butterfly wing on either butterfly. Once cooled, I cut out the butterflies and adhered them to my canvas over the cardstock butterflies, using a clear glue dot


My flowers were created using the NEW! Fanciful Flowers Cut File © I used one of the scallop flowers in the set. I love making my own flowers.

I cut them from white cardstock. I cut each set of petals (3 total) resizing to 75%. I used some paint to “paint” my paper. Once dry,  I ran them through my crimper in various directions for a fun texture, and distressed look. To complete the look I sponged on some ink. Each one is layered with dimensionals.

Once the flower was complete I added it to my canvas!

I tied on some butterfly ribbon I purchased at Michael’s a few months back. Just that little something extra

This project took about 25 minutes in all.

This will look so amazing on the wall of my girls room. To think it cost me only $2.50 to make!

I hope you give this a try some time 😀


Pretty Impressions stamp set: So Sentimental, Fanciful Flourishes, All A Flutter

Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Flutters and Flowers, Fanciful Flowers

cardstock: Couture Cardstock sweet heart and vellum

button, pearl, label punch by SU!, paint, canvas

Come back by tomorrow because our entire team has some more samples for you to keep you drooling and get those creative juices flowing!

A Happy Life

Mar 6, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Sorry this is late.

I had much to do and I am caring for my 1 yo niece! I forgot how much they fill up the day and that you can’t turn your back for a SINGLE second! Thank goodness I have 3 of my own helpers! It has been a while since my own children were that small. I often wonder how I got anything done. I so enjoy having her. She is just the sweetest thing on 2 lil feet.

OK projects for today… need to go and see Tracey’s project! You are sure to be inspired. Also check out her projects from earlier in the week 😀


Words from Tracey:

“Even though I have girls, I do have LOTS of nephews, and I enjoy making things for them as well, though I think I’m naturally inclined towards girl stuff, lol.  Today I have a twist on an old favorite, and something new…”

You won’t want to miss it—-> Visit Tracey Cuccia <—-click there

Now for my project.

A Happy Life


Now that saying says it all doesn’t it?

This is a sentiment that I have personally always wanted. I feel that it is a wonderful “wish” for someone and is perfect for a few occasions such as New Home, Marriage, Wedding Shower, New Baby, even a promotion….any new beginning. So Sentimental © is sure to have something to suit every occasion.

I have a bridal shower to attend in a couple of weeks and knew that was just the sentiment for my card. I am giving a gift card to one the the places that they registered. Since it is a bridal shower I decided that the It’s A Shower © template would make the perfect focal point for my card.


I used one of the tag shapes from the Tag You’re It © Cut File (also available in PDF) and welded it to another tag to create my tag card! That is something that is fun and easy to do. I really love the shape of this too. I resized this one to be about 4 1/2 inches wide (and whatever that converted to tall! LOL! Just click “maintain proportions”). Normally I like to resize by percent to ensure all my pieces are the same scale. For this, since I was doing a card with the same shape it was easy to just use “inches”.

I layered on my Ga Ga for Gingham ©paper and Carousel cardstock layer. I then stamped my flourish from the Fanciful Flourishes ©stamp set. I added liquid pearls to the flower centers. I then got to sewing! I just went around it 3 x’s in a whimsical pattern. Then I stamped my “A Happy Life” sentiment from So Sentimental©.

Now for the umbrella…


I resized my It’s A Shower © Umbrella and all the pieces to 60% the original size. I mentioned when this 3D It’s A Shower © Umbrella was released that it could also be used on cards, so here it my sample!

I created my umbrella from the Fanciful Flourishes © paper in Fortune Teller. Prior to assembling, I added the scallop layer in white. I used my copic markers to lightly color in some of the white in flower pieces on the paper! It was PERFECTION!!! Then I added some liquid pearls to the flower centers. Once dry, I assembled my umbrella template, making my back piece flat, so it would adhered flat on to my tag card.


 I then filled my umbrella with tulle, and some tiny Prima roses I had. Then attached to my tag shaped card base.

I think this looks so stunning! It is perfect for my gift card.

I am wrapping this in a gusset cello bag, and tying with some lavender floss. DONE!


I really loved how this turned out, and think it will be much appreciated. It isn’t your typical card.


To accompany my gift card….I am making the larger 3D version of this template for the actual shower as well. The idea for it is that each guest is filling out a slip of paper with either their marriage wishes for the couple, or marriage advice! Once everyone has thier slipped filled out, I will wrap the tuelle around it (like in the store sample) and they can treaure all the advice for many, many years to come.

Supplies:Pretty Packaging © template: It’s A Shower

Pretty Impressions stamp set: So Sentimental, Fanciful Flourishes

Cardstock from Couture Cardstock:OSW white, Carousel

Matte Photo Paper (super for printing digital paper :D) Printworks Matte Photo Paper (Target)

Pretty Impressions Digital Paper: Fanciful Flourishes, GaGa For Gingham

Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Tag You’re It

Tulle, Prima Flowers, Liquid Pearls, Ribbon from MS, sewing machine

Thank you for coming by and seeing another day of projects! I still have much to share too 😀

Please return tomorrow for even more ways to use the products from our latest release at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

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