Today I am back to share more inspiring ideas, as is some of the team!!

Today you will surely want to visit:

  • Kristin Bueter
  • Catherine Doucette
  • Tangii Crain
  • Tomorrow we have a FABULOUS group post that you won’t want to miss!

    In the meantime let me share one of my latest projects.

    I always say inspiration is EVERYWHERE and you can take some inspiration from anywhere, as a starting place to use what you have to make it into something FABULOUS!

    Here is MY inspiration for today: Lennox Chirp pattern

    Lenox Simply Fine Chirp Oval Platter

    This is the theme in my dining room. I thought it would make a perfect starting point for my project today.

    Here is my gift set: Love in bloom

    I LOVE the rich colors. I used a teal, red, and chocolate combination.

    For the So Fortunate © Template, I created the template from a teal cardstock, with the red accent layers.

    Like the place settings I love the bird, so I used my Cricut Storybook cartridge to cut my bird from white cardstock, and shadowed it onto chocolate cardstock. The bird was stamped with the Cherry Blossom image from the So Fortunate © stamp set.

    I used my Pebbles pearlescent pastels to color the image in. I wanted to mimic the whimsical coloring in of the bird on my China pattern. I love the soft look, and subtle shimmer you get using these. Best part, if you mess up, you can ERASE it 😀

    I added some flowers to the So Fortunate © Template to continue the 3 D effect, and add some floral details. The wing is on dimensionals. I also added some plumage/bling to the birds head. I love how it turned out!

    On either side of the So Fortunate © Template I stamped and colored the lantern image from the So Fortunate © stamp set. Clean and simple. I love it. More often than not its a small and subtle detail that can really complete a gift.

    Now for the card-Good Fortune to you

    Once again I just kept it SIMPLE. Something as subtle as snipping the corners make this simple elegance at its finest. No need to layer and layer till the card weighs 1 pound 😀 OH! I do believe in using tons of dimensionals! No FLAT cards for me.

    I can’t help but use the Geisha girl. She is the SWEETEST! Mimicing the image of the hair sticks, I used some pearl stick pens, colored to match with a chocolate colored Sharpie marker! I LOVE customizing my supplies like this. More for my $$!! I also added a cherry blossom, like on her hair to complete the image.

    Now I wish I could take creative genius for putting the small fortune cookie image from the So Fortunate © stamp set, in her hands, but that was an idea I HAD to use from our Guest Designer: Jeannie DeGruccio! I LOVED that idea!!

    So there you have it!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: So Fortunate

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: So Fortunate

    This gift set took about a half hour to create. Having a starting point of inspiration made it quicker and easier. I was able to keep my vision on track!

    I hope you look around and find something as a starting point for YOU next time you create.

    Well, thanks again for stopping by. You really won’t want to miss tomorrow’s projects!

    See you then.