Welcome back everyone!

I really hope you are having a wonderful New Year.

I myself have been keeping super busy post holiday, planning products for the year, and embarking on several endeavors. We also added a new addition to our home recently 😀

Her name is Harper.

She is a 6 month old  Cavalier/Shichon mix, otherwise known as “Teddy Bear” dog.  You can read about her breed here <—check out the blue box.

Alexa picked out her name, and Amber agreed it was perfect. She is the prettiest wizard on Wizards of Waverly Place! LOL! I love that she was so excited to share her opinion on what we should name the dog, and actually had a great suggestion.

 So we adjusting to the new change o this little furbaby bundle. She is adjusting so well, and is just a love.

Daisy is so happy to have a friend now!

This is Daisy at Christmas.

She is a cockapoo (a fabulous breed of dog!) and is is 4 now, and happy to share her family. When we brought Harper home, Daisy took her favorite toy Fox and dropped it in front of Harper, ready to play! They are so sweet together.

OK sorry I got a little off track. It’s been a long while since I’ve rambled! LOL! I have much more to share when the time is right, so I thank you for letting me share a little of my world again. Feels good 😀

Since we are coming back off a holiday we are keeping it light this month.

The team and I are all posting some projects today to kick start a new year of ideas.

Stop by and visit the team for a plethora of new ideas with our older products!

I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the entire MTME team (and the product designers of course) for all their hard work this past year, and being there for me in every way. They are an amazing group of women that I am so blessed to have come to know. I extend my gratitiude to all the members on the Palette & Sketch team, which partake in weekly challenges on our blog. We all work together to share what we love and their support means the world to me.

Moving on…..

My project today will use a new template, the Sweet Treat Tote, but combined with something old and something new 😀

With winter comes cold days, and even chillier nights. I personally love a good cup of hot cocoa to warm me up, with some chocolate dipped biscotti. What better gift, than to share something you love with someone else?

So, I packaged up some of my favorite hot cocoa: Starbucks Salted Caramel.

It is LOVE in a cup, I swear. I find adding it to warm fat free cream gives it a RICH amazing taste, as oppose to milk, with less fat/calories.

I always use my gift item as the source of my design inspiration. In fact, that is why I began papercrafting in the first place. I love being able to package up and customize my gift packaging to coordinate with my gift.

This package has a set of 8 cocoa packets! A great gift idea, year round.

My cocoa was inserted into the slide in box option, as you can see from the side view. Makes it easy to take out, and give a nice presentation.

I made my tote from chocolate cardstock. I applied an acetate sheet over the window that that I could add my main image to it! You can see that in the photo above.

I used the NEW! Sweet Sentiments for the design on my window. I printed it on vanilla cardstock, then colored it in. I love adding the white pen to the foam so it pops out at you.

My paper is from the All Steamed Up © collection, with the text print re-colored to coordinate with my steam pattern that I chose for the top part of the decorative layer.


Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

Pretty Packaging Templates:

Sweet Treat Tote

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

Sweet Sentiments

Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

All Steamed Up

Well thank you again for allowing me share what I love with the world! I have more to share with our new stuff and hope to return to post it really soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time.