Archive for the ‘My Timeless Template Challenge’ Category

I don’t even want to think how many hours I spent bloggin this week! It took me WAY longer to blog this stuff than it did to make it-I kid you not!!!! I may not even be making any sense by this point.


OK you can now pinch me! I have my very own template line! My Timeless Templates © is REAL!I have my own line, with my own sections! I have a description page, my disclaimer page (for those questions of what is, and isn’t ok), and my templates library page! Im OVER THE MOON right now with excitement!!

 I am hoping that MOST of you have or planned to download the FREE template,  to give it a try, and see what you are getting for you $5! I’m sure you will happy once you get creating 😀 You have NOTHING to lose!!

In the meantime scroll down because I have 3 challenges today!

I hope you use these challenges as the PUSH you need to give it a go.


Box of snow

OK this template for the For Keep{sake} box was my very first template for the My Timeless Template © collection! Yes you read it right, the very first thing I designed. I totally love this box, and hope you will too. It was my favorite creation using the new release items! The Made from snow man is perfection.

There are so many possibilities that can come from this template, so lets see what YOU can do!

Challenge : What can YOU find to fill your For Keep{sake} box with? Will it be a fun item, or homemade gift? Maybe something edible-YUM!


Rule: *TRY* to incorporate some BLING. Anything that has a little shimmer, or glitter. Now notice I said TRY! I just want you to enjoy this one 😀

Keyword : MyTimelessTemplateFKC03 (For Keep{sake}challenge 03) Use that when uploading to an online gallery so we can all find it. When you are done creating/posting, share a link here, so we can all see your creation with the templates!

Now for my creation- I just loved this one!


This holder is so quick, simple and pretty to hold those YUMMY Lindt chocolate truffles!
I just used glossy cardstock, and the versamark resist technique to stamp my snowflakes, then brayer on some blue ink, only 1/2 way along the template, so you get the look of a snowy sky, with winter snowdrifts. I then cut out my snowman for the front of my window. CUTE!!

Supplies available here

My Timeless Templates ©-For Keepsake
Stamps-Snowfall, snowfall additions, made of snow
cardstock-glossy, and white, acetate
ink-pallette black, bashful blue, versamark, copic
other- adhesive rhinestone, circle punches, glitter, liquid applique, polka dot ribbon, MS blue ribbon, rubber brayer

OK now its your turn to create your For Keep{sake} box! I am having so much fun with this, I really hop you are too!

I am always open to ideas and suggestions, so don’t be afraid to email me 😀

OK now we have our 2nd Challenge for this months release of My Timeless Templates ©-using the Music Makeover.

This is another versatile template, so give it try.


Tea Makeover

This is a really fun box to make, so I hope if you were able to purchase it (or won one :D) that you will find time to play along.

There is NO time limit! Just have fun.

Challenge: Put something cool in your Music Makeover that is NOT music!

Rule: Do NOT use a jewel case!

Over the last few days you have seen me do a few things that don’t use the jewel cases. So don’t get limited by thinking JUST music or that you HAVE to use a jewel case for this template.

Keyword : MyTimelessTemplateMMC02 (music makeover challenge 02) Use this keyworf if uploaing to a public gallery so that we can view your creation. Also send us a link here when you are all done posting! We all want lot more  great ideas for these templates!

I cannot wait to see what you find to put in there 😀 I already heard many great suggestions, so let’s get some gifts for the holidays made early!

About my creation: I put in 4 different packets of tea, and designed my holder to match my tea packets!


Supplies available HERE!

My Timeless Templates ©: Music Makeover

Stamps-Warm Happiness, borders & corners rectangle set
Cardstock- white, dark chocolate, pumpkin, pure poppy
ink-white crafts, dark chocolate, versamagic pumpkin and red ink, close to cocoa ink
Ribbon- dark chocolate polka dot
Other-buttons, white singlo gel pen, corner rounder

OK now its your turn.


Silent Night Stocking

OK I am officially issuing my very first, of many, monthly My TimelessTemplate © challenges! I also added a link to the side bar for future reference!

We are all waiting for our Papertrey Ink orders, so why not play with the templates while we wait!

Now I am expecting the entire crafting world to play along with this challenge since this one uses the FREE Download! Stocking Stuffer ©

Your challenge: Time to stuff your stocking!  Basically fill your stocking box with something fun and maybe unexpected. Show the world your creativity and ideas. Many of you already listed some great ideas, so stop typing them, and get printing and creating! I did the hardest part for you, now make some magic.

Rule-NO RED OR GREEN! C’mon it wouldn’t be a CHALLENGE if there weren’t restrictions! You can do it.

Keywords– If you are uploading to a gallery just type : MyTimelessTemplateSSC01 (that stands for stocking stuffer challenge 01)

LINKS: Please link your creation here so we can all see what you have created 😀 You can upload anywhere, just use the keyword if uploading to a public gallery so people can find them.

About my creation : This is filled with chocolate coffee truffles from Starbucks 😀 Give me a break its what I had on hand that matched!


My template was printed onto shimmer white cardstock. I used gold cardstock for my cuff.

I used the new Silent Night stamp set, stamped in Encore gold ink for my heel and toe patch!


My Timeless Template ©-Stocking Stuffer
Stamps; Holiday tag collection 2008, Silent night
Ink- Gold Encore
Cardstock-Shimmery gold, shimmery white
circle scallop nestabilities
Gold sheer metallic ribbon, gold cord, paper crimper

OK your turn!

OK its time for me to fall FLAT on my exhausted face!

I wish! Alexa has her post Chemo follow up and my brother and his girlfriend are flying in today for their move in! Sooner than planned, but so is life. You know what they say, no rest for the weary!

I really want to thank everyone who has left comments, and supported me in this new venture of My TimelessTemplates © over the last few days, while introducing this product. I am really proud of the way everything has turned out, and all the hard work Nichole and the team at Papertrey Ink put into launching the product, and the AMAZING samples done with it. BIG THANKS!

I know I was most likely unbearable with my blabbering during this process and now I take a big sigh of relief. This is real! It truly happened! LOL! WOW! Now to see people use the templates….that will be so crazy!! I can’t even stand it!

I hope you enjoy the templates, and thank you all who try them out. I hope you remember to share them with me, as I am excited to see many of you venture into templates now. I’m posting my challenges in a little while, so I hope you return, as I also have a few samples too.

Now it is time to share my release projects!

I have a few projects with the new releases using my templates! Those will be listed separately as they are part of the Challenge I am posting.

Now my thoughts on the release projects. I always have a few that I really love. This month my templates are obviously a huge favorite, like my Box of snow-that uses my template was my big favorite, as was my recipe for Ice Cream Sundae party, and my Holiday cards post. I really like everything this month and had to STOP myself from going and going.

OK here we go!

The Recipe Box & Recipe box lable set is over the top amazing! My project is here! I have more to share using that set soon!! I loved it. SO many awesome uses for that one, let me tell you.

Warm Happiness- Well I LOVE my coffee, and was so happy to see PTI come out with a coffee/tea set!! Heather did a great job with this one. I so love it, and will certainly be using it more.


This little travel tea packet is the perfect little gift to leave for a friend! Just hang it on their door, so they can find it as they return home from a long day! Isn’t it cute? I just used a hobby blade to make an opening at the top of the cup! OR if you have a sick friend this is another great little thinking of you, without bugging them! LOL!


Stamps- Warm happiness
Cardstock-Aqua Mist, white
Patterned Paper-Polka Dot Parade
Ink-aqua mist, lemon tart, sping moss, dark chocolate
Lemon Tart twill
other-scallop/straight long nestabilities, hobby blade

Snowfall/Snowfall additions-OH MY GOSH! I love this set. I can’t even explain it but if you notice through ALL my projects this release I used it the most. I actually had to STOP myself. Love it, and the fact that the punches co-ordinate! OH! My must have!


That being said sweet blush and gold are so YUMMY to me! I love them muchly! So I loved this card!

Stamps-Snowfall, snowfall additions
ink-sweet blush, gold encore, glue pad
cardstock-vellum, white, sweet blush
sweet blush satin ribbon,, gold tinsel weave ribbon
gold brads, pink glitter, gold cord

Merry & Bright Additions-OK loving the new trees Melissa added to her already fabulous collection! I had too much fun with this card!


I had fun coloring all the tree blocks various colors! I also spent some time coloring my polka dot ribbon to match!! This one was WAY fun for me and one of my favorites!

I love the retro look that has

Stamps- Merry and bright, Merry and bright additions
cardstock-white, dark chocolate, olive, pumpkin, Caribbean, pretty in pink, regal rose
ink-dark chocolate, various copic and Stampin Up! markers
Sheer white polka dot ribbon
square punches, paper piercer

Quilters Sampler additions-the newest quilt blocks are adorable! But, when I saw the Amish style boy and girl I knew I had to use them together! I found the heart square in there and my vision became reality!


The quilt squares are all glittery! What a cute anniversary or I love you card isn’t it? I was so happy with how this turned out.

Stitched together

Stamps- Quilters sampler additions, Quilters sampler
cardstock- pure poppy, sweet blush, ripe avocado
patterned paper-vintage holiday prints
ink-black pallette, copic markers
ribbon stitched ripe avocado
other-wide redline tape, iridescent ice embossing powder, heat tool

Silent Night-This set is stunning! I think the sentiments are amazing. I wanted to keep the feel simple and elegant! I love the look of a vellum card, with a underlying panel. The star is embossed, and this is pure beauty in person. THis is alos a great one to mass produce!



Stamps-Silent Night
cardstock-shimmery white, vellum, shimmery silver
ink-versamark, encore silver, white stazon
silver embossing powder, heat tool

Silent Night Stocking Set

I really enjoy matching a card to a gift! This one kept with the clean and simple look I was going for.

The Holiday Tags are perfect for ANY holiday gift,


and matching card!


My Timeless Template-Stocking Stuffer
Stamps; Holiday tag collection 2008, Silent night
Ink- Gold Encore
Cardstock-Shimmery gold, shimmery white
circle scallop nestabilities
Gold sheer matalic ribbon, gold cord, paper crimper

2008 Holiday Tag Collection- This is a super tag set, that I need MORE time to work with! I can see many uses for it this holiday! This is what I have done for you-

I made this box to hold the Gentle Falling Snow cards you saw in yesterdays post. The shimmer white cardstock makes what is so simple, a real WOW! The box fits the clear card boxes.


I created this set of 6 cards to share the possibilities of mass producing! I think this set is just so perfect for holiday themed cards! Makes a great gift item as well! This item was donated to a raffle for a family dealing with a child who has Cancer. I hope my little contribution helps them out 😀

Stamps: Snowfall, Snowfall additions, borders & corners square set, 2008 Holiday Tag collection
cardstock-white shimmer, vellum
ink-glue pad, encore silver
Clear card boxes
Mega snowlfake punch, circle nestabilties, silver cord, wide silver ribbon
Other-hero arts adhesive rhinestones, Art glitter, 7/8 square punch

OK that is it for me. I have a million things to do. Don’t miss the challenge posts OK!

I hope you have a super day, and get some time (like call into work) to stamp and create today!

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