Welcome back everyone!

I WAS enjoying what seems like the first of Spring, as the 3 feet of snow in my yard had finally melted, and I saw GRASS! Then, we ended up getting 2 more inches, with another storm to come today. I’m so over it! LOL!

Anyway…today I wanted to share a card using the newest Pretty Pattern 02 on the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Blog.

Sketch Keyword will be MTMEPPS02

Click here to visit the blog, and enter your creation!

Here is my take on the sketch:

A strong cup o’ tea!

I loved this sketch! It really made me want to use a lot of pattern, and layers but keep it clean too! I THINK I accomplished that.

I knew I had been wanting to use this sentiment from the Keep Strong © 11 Images set, combined with one of our “coffee or tea” themed sets ( Fancy a Cuppa? © 20 Images, Grab a Cup © 37 Images, or A Spot of Tea © 20 Images ). I am really enjoying dusting off older sets, and executing old ideas I didn’t get time to implement.

So with that being said I used the cup image from Fancy a Cuppa? . I decided to stamp my own design on the cup using the daisies in the set, colored with copic markers, and added the flourishes from the Fanciful Flourishes © 21 Images.

I cut out my cup, and layered it onto the Dotted Stripes © Collection 2 paper. The floral paper is from the Coffee Beans © collection 😀 I love how it turned out.

I stamped, colored and cut out the spoon to add to my design.

Instead of a “bow” on the sketch, I used the “tea tag” I created using the “Time for Tea” sentiment, and tea pot image from Just For You © 38 Images. I added a mini flower from the Singing Silhouette © 24 Images set.


Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Fancy a Cuppa? © 20 Images, Keep Strong © 11 Images, Just For You © 38 Images,  Fanciful Flourishes © 21 Images,

Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Dotted Stripes © Collection 2, Coffee Beans ©

Now time to share a photo of my crafting sidekick!

This is my 6 year old papercrafter: Amber

She is hard at work, using my Copic markers to color in her project . Yes I said COPIC markers! She is very responsible, and I would trust her over anyone else 😀 She uses ALL my stuff! My Cricut, paper cutter, ink pads, cardstock, ATG gun…you name it.

She generally works along side me.

She goes to my website, picks out a template, and I will score it for her (explaining what I am doing). Depending on what he wants to do, she may decorate it first. I then help guide her to where the adhesive goes, and we both put it together 😀

She always has great ideas and inspires alot of my packaging with her imagination.

Here she made the Carry It © template, and stamped with the images from  Home Improvement © 21 Images, and a new, yet to be released set of images, designed after her 😀

She created the entire project all on her own, picking her own images, and colors. The WHOLE thing 😀

This is one side of the creation she made for herself 😀 (and her blue nails, also painted by herself! LOL!)

Bad photo, it was dark out, and the lighting not so flattering, but she wanted a photo RIGHT away. She was so proud 😀

But not NEARLY as proud of herself as I am of her.

She is one amazing girl.

Thanks for letting me share what I do, and how my children get involved and inspire me daily. They are my reason for everything!

My children are the best “job” I ever had, and are the best thing I’ve ever created:D

See you back here soon.