Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sketch Day at Paper Sweeties

Click here or scroll down one to see my castle for the My Time Made Easy release.

It's time for a new sketch at Paper Sweeties.  Here it is:

This is a great sketch - so much fun to interpret.  Here's my treat bag:

I used the Banner Wishes stamp set and stamped sentiments all over the bag.  The bag is actually made from some heavy duty tissue paper that I picked up at Michaels after Christmas.   Visit the Paper Sweeties blog for all the information on the sketch and prize.  You've got a whole month, so I hope to see your creation posted!

Castle in the Clouds

It's Release Day at My Time Made Easy!  Today, I'm showcasing the new template:  Castle in the Clouds.  

It's a great template - easy and quick to put together.  The purple check paper is also part of the new release.

To see the entire February release, check out the New Products section of the store.  For lots of wonderful ideas, check out these blogs:

Use Your Die Cut Machine

It's time for a new two week theme at Craft Us Crazy.  It's Use Your Die Cut Machine (or another Favorite Technique).  That's a pretty easy challenge to meet!  Our sponsor is The Cutting Cafe.

I had a request for a special tag for a mom, so I put that together with this challenge.  I used a very sweet image from Iralamija.  And packaged the tag in an embossed envelope that I created using the Seed Packet cut file from The Cutting Cafe.

Check out the Craft us Crazy blog for all the details on the prize for this challenge and other inspiration, too.

A Ride in a Coach, Princess?

It's that time - new stuff at My Time Made Easy!  And good stuff, it is.  The new Riding in Coach cut file is adorable!  

I bet you have a little princess that would love this - it works great as a gift bag, party favor, how about room decoration?   I added the The King's Crown in miniature on the top, as the crowning touch.  (Sorry, couldn't resist!)  

The pretty tag is from the new sentiment collection:  Simply Enchanting.  

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see more of the new release.  Visit these blogs to see more  carriage ideas:


Monday, January 28, 2013

Kiss Countdown

Hi, everyone!  Here I am again lamenting on how time flies.  Could January almost be over already??  I had a lovely weekend - hosted one of my parties.   Had a great turnout and now I'm doubly busy getting projects finished!  At the end of the post, I'll share some food pics from the party.

I came across a really cute kiss countdown at Qbees Quest.  She even has a pretty awesome tutorial.  (All her measurements are accurate - I love that!)  I followed her tutorial to create a kiss countdown of my own.  I oriented the box horizontally, instead of vertically and it seems to work well both ways.

It's an amazingly sturdy little box and just perfect for kisses.  I didn't have the same punch that she has to make the doors, so I used a petal card from the Silhouette store and sized it down to  one inch.  My pictures are a little gray, I didn't take them in the best light!   I may need to try to get better pictures...

On Sunday, we served what I'm calling Inside Out Cream Puffs.  I love using our Asian spoons for bite sized desserts.  This is what I came up with so that we could serve our wonderful cream puffs, but in the spoons I love:

And this is red velvet brownies followed by our famous sugar cookies.  I have actually been threatened bodily harm if I ever neglect to serve our sugar cookies - so I have made them a tradition!

Dennis and I also served a strawberry punch.  We love to make ice rings, so Dennis made a strawberry one this time. 

 It was hilarious because it was lopsided and floated around the bowl on its side.  Not quite what we had in mind!  And amazing how easily amused I am...

If you would like a recipe for anything, just email me and I 'll send it off.

Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine Tags

Got a couple of Valentine tags to show today.  I just love creating for Valentines Day (I think it might be tied with Halloween as a favorite)!    I've been TRYING to use paper that I've had for awhile. I was going through my Sassafras Lass box of paper and came across this darling paper that I've had forever.

Just love this bright tag!  Those elephants are so cute!  

It seems lots of people can't get enough of owls and this one is a cutie.   For the life of me, I can't remember where this is from!  I've had the set about a year now and did not mark the stamp set when I took it out of the packaging.  Do you know?

Don't forget the  Sketch Challenge at Paper Sweeties is ongoing.  You've still got time to link up your creation.  Here's a look at the sketch:

And the new stamp release winners have been announced here.  Hope January has been treating you right!  Are you in the deep freeze?  We're cooling off some tomorrow (today it was 67) , but not even close to up north.  Glad you stopped by! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Heart Tin

I've discovered something pretty cool - I may be the last person on earth to have discovered it, but I'll tell you about it anyway...  It's a product called Pearl Pen.  I don't remember what I was really looking for, but this caught my attention.  I have to say, I am really impressed with how it works!  No air bubbles (so far) and it really stays in pearl form - no flattening at all!  I got mine from Stuff4Painting.  I only got cream and black.  Now I'm going back for more!

This darling vintage image is from Nicecrane Designs.  You can also see the pearls made with the pearl pen.  I bought a bunch of these red heart tins years ago.  I've used them several times, but felt like they needed to be covered.  But, this time I felt like this little cutie matched the red perfectly.  Also, instead of placing it bottom down, I decided to design it tilted on its side.  

I wrapped the bottom with a couple rows of a punched border die.  Ignacio has quite a few wonderful Valentine images to choose from.  

This is just one of the sets. Check out Nicecrane Designs for Valentine images here.  And check out the blog for more pretty projects.  Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Valentines at Craft Us Crazy

Craft Us Crazy has a new challenge!  It's Valentines/Love and/or Red.  I"m sure a lot of us are creating Valentine goodies right now.  The sponsor for this two week challenge is Digi Ditto.

Be sure to check Craft Us Crazy for prize details.

I've used a fancy little French couple along with some pretty papers from J.Leeloo - a shop on Etsy.  The heart doily at the top is from the Silhouette store.  Are you working on Valentine goodies?  Link them up at Craft us Crazy! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Treat You Like A Princess at Paper Sweeties!

You can be treated like a princess at Paper Sweeties!  Here's all the info you need:

Visit our January *new* stamp release Facebook Event!  Share your Paper Sweeties projects here!  One event attendee will win a FREE stamp set - winner announced 1/21/13.
Like our Facebook Fan Page!  One lucky fan will earn a FREE stamp set - winner announced 1/21/13.
Follow us on Pinterest!  One Paper Sweeties Boards Pinterest follower will receive a FREE stamp set - winner announced 1/21/13.
Visit our Flickr Gallery — upload your Paper Sweeties projects here!
Sign up for our Newsletter to receive subscriber only discounts and specials!
... use FREE SHIPPING coupon code at check out to redeem your discount!

Using one of the sentiments from the Once Upon A Time stamp set and some of the pretty seam binding available in the Paper Sweeties store, I created a pillow box (with handles!) fit for a princess.   The xoxo sentiment is from Banner Wishes.  The cut file for the pillow box is from

Visit the Paper Sweeties Blog for even more wonderful ideas using the January Release stamps.   Happy Wednesday!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Paper Sweeties Release Day

The new stamp sets are available at Paper Sweeties today! 

For this card, I used the new  Dream A Little Dream set.   Check out the Paper Sweeties Blog for more ideas using the new stamp sets.  Come back tomorrow for one more day of January fun with Paper Sweeties!    Here's some info about everything going on - you might be one of the lucky winners:

Visit our January *new* stamp release Facebook Event!  Share your Paper Sweeties projects here!  One event attendee will win a FREE stamp set - winner announced 1/21/13.
Like our Facebook Fan Page!  One lucky fan will earn a FREE stamp set - winner announced 1/21/13.
Follow us on Pinterest!  One Paper Sweeties Boards Pinterest follower will receive a FREE stamp set - winner announced 1/21/13.
Visit our Flickr Gallery — upload your Paper Sweeties projects here!
Sign up for our Newsletter to receive subscriber only discounts and specials!
... use FREE SHIPPING coupon code at check out to redeem your discount!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Paper Sweeties Castle

Welcome to the second day of the January Paper Sweeties release!  Hope you got a chance to look at all the creations yesterday at the Paper Sweeties Blog.

Today, I'm showing a castle treat box I created using one of the new stamp sets.  I just used simple shapes to create the castle and then decorated it with the flags, windows, and door from   the stamp set.  I think this is perfect for a little girl's birthday or valentine's day.

Check out the Paper Sweeties Blog again today for fun creations and all the new stamps will be available tomorrow at the store.  Thank you for stopping by!

It's Paper Sweeties PreRelease Day!

Today begins the sneak peaks of Paper Sweeties newest release.  It's all about the princess  and prince, too!  

I created a belly band card that when open shows  Abigail in her new princess finery.   The stick pin flag was made with the already released Banner Wishes stamp set.

See Abigail's darling crown and pretty gown?   The new stamp sets will be fully revealed on Tuesday, January 15th.  (I used the Upper and Lower Alphas to stamp Happy Birthday.)  Check out the Paper Sweeties Blog for more wonderful projects using the new stamps. And come back here tomorrow!  

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dolly Dingle Strawberry Pocket

I have always loved Dolly Dingle!  This Dolly Dingle's hat reminded me of a strawberry - so you can see where that lead me. 

I used the strawberry file from The Cutting Cafe as my pattern.  I cut 2 strawberries from red felt and only one of the leaf pattern from green.  Before I sewed the sides together, I created the little strawberry seeds from french knots.   One of my friends has been talking about getting a disappearing tracing pencil like the one I have.  I picked it up for her, along with some scissors and ticking remnants.  She's going to be surprised!

The sweet Dolly Dingle is from Nicecrane Designs.  Ignacio has ten different Dolly Dingle sets

Some are digi stamps, so you can color them in (I used Copics) and some of them are the vintage originals.  Oh, so cute - every one of them!

So glad you stopped by!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Barrow of Hearts for My Time Made Easy

It's the last day for the January release at My Time Made Easy.  

This wheelbarrow is an older template and is so cute!  It's also easy to make.  I used the Barrow of Blooms .  I didn't fill it with blooms, however.  I filled it with chocolate hearts and a really cute felt heart ornament.

I  filled the red felt heart so it has a little poof.  The tag is a sentiment from  Sweet Sentiments.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has created.  Links to their blogs are below:

Monday, January 7, 2013

With All My Heart at My Time Made Easy

Welcome to my third post for the January release at My Time Made Easy!   LOVE this heart box. It's called With All My Heart.  I especially like the scalloped top and bottom (which are optional).

To create the top, I used the Rolled Bloom cut file.  It makes such pretty roses.  The tag is from Sweet Sentiments digi stamps.  Dennis loves chocolates, so I went over to 42nd Street Candy Company today.  He'll be happy that chocolates are in that box!

You can see all of the January release in the New Products section of the store.  And you can see some more design ideas here:

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Just A Gift for My Time Made Easy

Today, I'm sharing with you another new template released this month at My Time Made Easy.  It's called Just A Gift.  Love the pretty scalloped top on this template.

The tag is made with a new cut file set BFF Valentine Tags.  The rose is made with the Rolled Bloom cut file.

The tag on the perfume bottle is also made with BFF Valentine tags.  The sentiments are from Fine Finish digital stamps.  This new Just  A Gift template is very versatile:  use it for a gift to a friend, a birthday, Valentine's Day...    The whole team is posting today.  Check out all the inspiration here:

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