Monthly Archives: June 2013

My Time Made Easy In-dipensible Ideas

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Hi gang!  Can you believe it’s the end of June already?  Summer is in full swing and it’s time to show off the new My Time Made Easy template called In-dipensible.

In-dispensible with polish set

I used my box to store some manicure/pedicure products, but you could just as easily fill this with a card gift set, office supplies, recipe cards or your favourite sweet treat.  The cut file is available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF and WPC formats and the completed box size is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches deep (the box angle down at the front).  Wouldn’t this be cute dressed up as a desk for a teacher gift?In-dispensibleMy In-dispensible gift box is decorated using the brand new (and gorgeous) Pretty Petals digital paper pack.  I also used a sentiment and digital image from the new Just A Little Note Set of 19 Images, which I printed onto some acetate for the little window on top.

I hope you can check out what the other ladies have made for you.  Just click on the links below to visit their blogs.  Come back and join me for more My Time Made Easy fun tomorrow!

~Tracy

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Out of a Hat Challenge #66 – Song With a Flower In The Title

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Hello, and happy Thursday!  Well, this is my last post as guest designer for Out of a Hat Creations, and I just want to say thanks for having me.  It’s always a pleasure hanging out in cyberspace with the ladies!  This week’s challenge is to create something inspired by a song with a flower in the title.  I chose Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” for my inspiration.

Kiss From A RoseOne of the main lines in the song is “I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey”.  From that, I was inspired to create a grey, distressed background, and add the roses as the kiss of colour to brighten things up.

A Kiss From a RoseThe silver frame was first dry embossed using a Cuttlebug folder, then covered with glitter glue.  That was a lot of glitter glue, lol!  I had to let it dry overnight.  For the sentiment, I cut a rectangle of cardstock, stamped it with the music background and added the sentiment.  The roses were cut with my Cricut, and the edges sponged with red ink.  I always love the look of paper roses.  They are so beautiful, and really add elegance to anything.

I hope you have time to visit Janet, Sandra and Chrissie to see what they’ve been up to.  And please do join in the fun.  We love to see your makes.  Have a lovely day, and happy crafting!

~Tracy

Out of a Hat Challenge #65 – Transport

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Good day!  I am continuing my guest design spot today over at the Out of a Hat Challenge Blog with this CAS card.  The theme is transport – old or new.  I went with a good old-fashioned bicycle.  This one looks to be circa 1950’s, complete with white wall tires!Shiny Green Bike

The stamp is from the Close To My Heart Bright Sunshiny Day set.  The sentiment is from another retired set and finishes on the inside with “enjoy the ride”.  I coloured the bicycle in with a green sparkle gel pen to match the cardstock, and added the ribbon and silver brad at the top.  Very simple but I like the results.

Click on the links below or head on over to the challenge blog to check out what the other gals have made this week.  Always fun to peak in on them.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

~Tracy

Chrissie – Jumbled Crafts

Janet –  Dash-Paw

Sandra – Sandra’s Spot

Out of a Hat Challenge #64 – A Tag Book

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Happy Thursday!   Are you ready for another Out of a Hat challenge?  This week we are getting busy with a tag book.  I made mine for a baby girl, which I will give to her grandmother as a keepsake (and no, I am not the mother, lol!).Baby

The tags were cut out with my Cricut machine, and I embellished the front with a lot of pretty pink papers, buttons and trim from my stash.  My book contains 6 tag pages, but is held together by a metal loop closure, so more can be added if desired.Baby Girl

I love the little crocheted doily and fabric button – so soft and pretty!  To finish off the top, I added the seam binding ribbon, chocolate button and small, metal tag.

Thanks to all of you who joined in last week’s Out of a Hat Challenge.  We loved your ticket projects and can’t wait to see what you get up to for this week’s tag book challenge.  Please take a moment to see what Chrissie, Janet and Sandra have made for your viewing pleasure.  Happy crafting!

~Tracy

Girlie Handbags

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Hi all!  My daughter was invited to a going away party for a classmate who is changing schools next year, so we thought it would be nice to give her and her sister a little something to remember us by…HandbagsWhat could be a better gift for two little girls than their very own handbags, complete with all the girlie things that go inside?  The handbag template is from My Time Made Easy and I used paper from the Close To My Heart Dream Pop paper pack.  The little pocket on the front hosts their first initial, and contains a tag with a personal message.Handbags

The front closure strap is held down by a piece of Velcro so they can open their handbags and access their goodies easily.  These are totally adorable, and I’m happy to report they were received with much enthusiasm!

Have a terrific weekend and I’ll be back real soon.  Happy crafting!

~Tracy

 

Out of a Hat June Guest Designer!

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Hello crafty peeps!  I’m very excited to be guest designer at Out of a Hat Creations for the month of June!  Thank you ladies for asking me.  As you know, I’ve been playing along with their challenges fairly regularly over the last year, and in doing so, I’ve really been able to stretch my creative muscles.  What more could a crafter ask for?

So are you ready to check out this week’s theme?  Tickets please!Tickets Please!

The ticket shapes were cut out using my Cricut machine and stamped with some ticket stamps from my stash.  You can see the middle ticket has today’s date on it!  I am celebrating my guest design spot with the Hatters 🙂Ticket Closeup

After creating a bow with a piece of hemp twine, I used a cute little heart mini clothespin to hold it all together, then popped it up over a background of different shapes and strips of patterned paper.I {heart} OOAH!

Please take a minute or two to pop over and see what Chrissie, Janet and Sandra have made.  And feel free to play along.  We’d love to see what you come up with.  Have a lovely day everyone!

~Tracy

Jewel In The Crown

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Hi gang!  A quick post to share my Out of a Hat Creations challenge card.  The theme this week is ‘jewel in the crown’.  My take on this was inspired by the Make It Monday video over on the {capture the moment} blog.  If you want to see some great technique videos they have a new one every Monday – fabulous!Jewel in the CrownA bunch of different sized flags were cut using paper from the Gina K Designs Parisian Garden collection.  Once I had them glued down, I popped up a border on top and embellished it with the silver embossed crown and a banner that says Magnifique.  I also added splotches of silver spritz along with a few purple gems in the bottom corner.  C’est tout, as they say en francais.  Have a great day everyone!

~Tracy

 

MTME Year In Review

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Hi gang!  Well, I’m back again to share one of My Time Made Easy‘s older products for the Year In Review.  This is when I get to choose anything I want from the store and show it off – so fun!  There are so many gorgeous things to choose from, and so many possibilities that it is a difficult decision, but I went with a lovely little gift box called The Flapper.The FlapperThis gift box got it’s name because of the flap closure on the top.  On my sample, I have outlined it with pearls.  The flap ties shut with a ribbon, but you could just as easily add a small piece of Velcro underneath to keep it closed.

Thank You Card  The gorgeous floral paper used on both the card and the box is from the digital paper set called Blooming With Elegance.  This thank you card was super easy to make.  I imported the paper into my photo editing software, resized it to fit an A2 card and added the thank you sentiment from the Sensational Sentiments Digital Stamp Set.  These would be lovely as a set to give a teacher or colleague.

Feel free to visit the other gals on the DT to see more fabulous creations.  You can also visit our MTME Gallery for more inspiration.  Have a spectacular day and happy crafting!

~Tracy

MTME June Release: Home Sweet Home

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Hello and welcome back for the second round of My Time Made Easy‘s June Release.  Today I will be featuring images from 2 great new digital stamp sets called ‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘There’s No Place Like Home’, as well as, some new digital papers from the ‘Tiny Town’ paper pack.Door card

This welcome card came together in a snap thanks to the wonderful door and wreath images included in the ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ digital stamp set.  All I had to do was resize the door and wreath in my photo editing software and then print them out on cardstock.  The wreath was coloured with Copic markers and cut out with scissors.  I popped it up with dimensional foam on the door.  The background is paper from the Tiny Town digital paper pack, which I printed onto a piece of ivory cardstock.  Voila! I have myself a gorgeous, handmade card for the new neighbours!Tall Gift Box

This tall gift box was cut out using the Wine & Dine cut file, and is perfect for a bottle of wine, balsamic vinegar or specialty olive oil.  I love the Tiny Town paper.  It’s perfect for the occasion!  I embellished the box with a keychain made using the Home Sweet Home digital stamp set and the Unlocked cut file.House Warming Combo

What a great way to impress the new neighbours or friends moving into a new house.  They will be blown away by the thoughtfulness of a stunning handmade gift!  Check out what the other ladies have made by clicking on the links below.  They are all very talented and have a lot of great ideas to share.  I’ll be back June 3rd with another fun project so stay tuned…

~Tracy