How is everyone enjoying the projects share for the July MTME Release?

Today is the LAST day of peeks, so to end it we have a wonderful GROUP POST!

This means a day of inspiration, ideas and great projects!

Be sure you stop by and visit the team today, to get the ideas and mojo flowing

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Dawn Easton
  • Geny Cassady
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lesa Rapp
  • Pam Imholz
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Tracey Cuccia
  •  I personally have a bunch more to share, but for today I had to share the last of my Wonderful Watering Can projects. I think I went overboard with this one this month, but I just couldn’t stop! I still have a LIST of ideas that I may or may-not ever get to.

    Sometimes you just need a little gift to brighten up a blue day for that special someone. I needed such a gift as of late.

    Now brightening someones day doesn’t mean it has to be a VIBRANT and cheery color palette, sometime a softer palette is appreciated. I often look up the meaning of certain colors when I want to convey a certain message. For this gift set blue was very intentional on my part.

    Here is what the color blue means:

    Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

    Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

    You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water). As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.

    Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.

    Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite. When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.

    Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
    Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.

    Here is my gift set

    Not so blue day


    I created a serene Wonderful Watering Can using the Tending the Garden  set, combined with the Killer Curves set

    A little chocolate never hurt anyone either (sort of)! That alone can be a tiny pick me up, so I added some inside. I love Lindt Chocolates, so I often give them to others 😀


    I think this is the softness looking gift set. I makes me happy just looking at it. It is decorated very simply, and I love that.


    I have to have butterflies whenever, wherever  I can, and this was no exception. Here I chose a simple oval tag to embellish my Wonderful Watering Can. I inked my flowers from the Killer Curves set using my markers, stamped my sentiment, then punched teh oval. The scallop layer is done with vellum for a very soft layer. Add the butterfly and its simple perfection.


    This is the top view. Just like the Daisy set I created the other day, the pompoms are just meant for this template!


    For my spout I used a squared fancy button. I love the unexpected embellishment there. It was perfect. I embellished my bow using a Prima flower.

    Of course I needed a card to match… here it is.


    I love the watering can image from Tending the Garden . The ability to add the label, and all the various images and sentiments that fit inside is just amazing. So many possibilities.

    I layered the watering can onto the Killer Curves Cut file ink which I stamped the outlined frame from the Killer Curves set.

    Keeping with the same plaid strip of paper, the flower, and butterfly, while this is simple it is also clean and striking, Your eye goes from the lower right hand corner, across the watering can to the butterfly on the ribbon.


    As you can see I continued the design by adding a vellum scallop layer under the watering can image.

    I hope this does what it was meant to do-brighten someones blue day.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Wonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Killer Curves, Tending the Garden

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Vintage Plaid

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Rain Drop, OSW white, vellum

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Killer Curves

    Thank you for stopping by! I hope you liked today’s project.