Category Archives: Thank You

Triple the Fun

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Hello friends!  For this week’s challenge over at Heart2Heart, they want entries using 3 of something on your project – three stamps, three embellishments, or whatever you can come up with.  Here is a card utilizing the same focal image 3 times.Thanks a BunchThe flower image was stamped using the CTMH Hurray Bouquet stamp set.  For the centre of each flower, I used a tiny floral punch and some Teal Shimmer Trim to help jazz these flowers up a bit, and create dimension!  The paper is from the Balloon Ride paper pack.

Here are a couple of other cards that I intended to enter into some February challenges, but wasn’t able to post in time.Hello TweetyThis one was created for the ‘Shabby Chic’ challenge last week.  It showcases the Hello Tweety stamp set and some of the beautiful Frosted B&T papers.

And a Valentine card that didn’t quite make the ‘Hearts Galore’ challenge.

With All My Heart

Hope you’re having a great week.  Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

~Tracy

Autumn Splendour

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Hello all my long lost blog friends!  Welcome, and thanks for stopping in.  Can you believe we are at the end of September?  This is my favourite time of year.  I love everything about it – the colours of the changing landscape, the bounty of the harvest, the still warm, sunny days and crisp, cool nights – a feast for the senses, and so much to be grateful for.  So, in honour of this delightful season I have some autumn cards to share with you.Autumn PosterThis was my first attempt at the ever so popular chalk board technique.  The Poster Tidings stamp set from Close To My Heart is perfect for this.  I also used the Count Your Blessings stamp set to embellish the card with a few tokens of autumn.Apple ThanksThis thank you card was inspired by someone who helped me out at work.  When I jokingly offered to send them some chocolate for doing such a great job, they responded that they were trying to eat healthy, and would prefer a bag of apples!Remarkable WreathNext up is a simple card using CTMH’s Remarkable Wreath, Swirls Around, and Always Grateful stamp sets.  The patterned papers are from the CTMH Huntington paper pack.Happiness Is HomemadeI finally broke down this summer, and bought a pack of vellum.  I know, I know… what have I been waiting for?  I have seen so many beautiful projects using vellum, but I’ve just never gotten around to buying any.  Here, I kept it simple with a strip down the middle of this country style card (don’t worry, I do plan to get fancier with it down the road!).BlessingsThis card is a mash up of all sorts of things – scraps of paper, die cuts, feathers, buttons, stitching – but it reminds me how lucky I am to have all these things at my disposal when I feel the urge to create.Bountiful SeasonAnd finally, a card I created for a card party I ran last weekend.  This was really fun, because we used Perfect Pearls to help create a background.  If you look at the top of the card, you can just make out some shimmery writing.  This was stamped on with Versamark ink, and the Perfect Pearls were spread over it with a paint brush.  The PPs stick to the Versamark and create a gorgeous shimmery background.  I learned this technique from the uber-talented Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink.  It’s my new favourite technique, and I think it will make some beautiful Christmas cards this year.

So, as you can see, I have been busy in the craft cave.  I’ve got a few other creations to share, but I’ll save those for another day.  Have a great week, and happy crafting!

~Tracy

 

My Time Made Easy Release – In A Cinch

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Hi everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Today is Day 4 of the My Time Made Easy August Release Extravaganza!  The new template called In A Cinch is the highlight of today’s hop.  Check it out…In a Cinch Butterfly Top

Here I am showcasing the butterfly box top, but this fabulous template comes with 4 different box top options!  Box tops include a plain rounded top, a star, a flower and a butterfly.  Each box is unique with its own designer top closure, that offers you a ton of versatility and is a cinch to put together!  The rounded top allows you to add whatever you wish to the top of the box from a circle image, to large buttons, or customize it with any image or shape to suit your occasion.

Flower CardI paired up this gorgeous, little box with the lovely Fanciful Flower Card template.  This cut file includes the card, and the decorative pieces. So easy to make and pretty to boot. In a Cinch Butterfly

Please take a few moments and hop on over to see what Lauren MeaderDebbie Marcinkiewicz and Kimberly Morrow have done with their templates.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy crafting!

~Tracy

My Time Made Easy August Release

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Hello, and welcome to the August My Time Made Easy Release.  This month the extremely talented, and lovely owner of MTME, Lauren Meader, has decided to release 10 brand new templates!  WOW!  She has also just announced that WalMart is interested in her products, but she needs as many people as possible to visit her YouTube Channel, watch her video and leave a comment.  This will help the good folks at WalMart decide if there is enough interest out there to carry her line.  So please take a moment and help her out by leaving a favourable comment.

And now it’s time to get down to business.  It’s release day after all, and I have a few things to show you before you hopefully go on to check out the other great new templates on the blog hop.  This one is called Mix’er Up…Mix'er Up Gift BoxThis design was inspired by a drink mixer.  Lauren felt that the size would be perfect to fit those “taller” gifts like pump dispenser body products, soap dispensers, and of course drink mixes.  This template is great to package a variety of gifts that typically won’t fit in other boxes.  Or you could also just pile up the goodies!

To accompany this fabulous box, I created a matching Thank You card using the same digital designer paper (from Preserve It Blueberries and Grapes) and the Sensational Sentiments Digital Image set.Thank You Card

Please take a moment to hop around and enjoy the fantastic creations made by the rest of the team, if you haven’t already, and I’ll be back soon with another great new template to show off.  Happy crafting!

~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

My Time Made Easy June Release

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Hello crafty people!  Are you ready for some fun?  It’s time for the My Time Made Easy June release and we’re going to start things off with a terrific gift box that you could really go to town with.  This versatile box has a tapered top giving it the name ‘Tapered Off’.  Tapered OffThere are so many ideas for this one – golf package for dad, spa kit for mom, house warming gift, grad gift – but I decided to make a gardening package that could be used for a teacher,  mentor or parent.  The sentiment on the front is from the Sensational Digital Stamp Package and really says it all!Tapered Off Open

Here is a photo of this versatile box with the lid off and the top opened up.  I actually fit all this gardening gear into it with room to spare!  So you can see it really is big enough to hold a substantial amount of stuff.Tapered OffThere are so many really great cut files, stamps and papers in the My Time Made Easy store and the prices are fabulous.  The best part is there are no shipping fees or wait times.  Just order online and download your products immediately.  All cut files come in SVG, PDF, GSD, DXF and WPC formats so there is something for everyone, including those of you who do not use a fancy cutting machine –  just print and cut!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will check out what the design team has come up with.  In the meantime, I’ll be working on another great project for tomorrow’s Year In Review post.  Come on back y’all!!

~Tracy

Shooting Stars

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Hello there!  Glad you could stop by and take a peek at a couple of cards I made this weekend.  The first one I will enter into the Out of a Hat Challenge and showcases one of my favourite go-to stamp sets – Close To My Heart’s Love Life.Hooray For YouI have used this set on many projects.  It has some fabulous shapes and swirls that are great for a variety of projects.  Here, I wanted to utilize the big swirl and stars, so I went for a simple card that could be used for a birthday or to congratulate someone. Shooting star

The colours were pulled from the background paper that I received in a prize pack from Vivian over at ContadinaK (thanks Vivian!).  If you have a few moments go check out her blog.  It’s chock full of beautiful handcrafted projects.  And she does video tutorials too!Thanks A BunchMy second card uses a water colour background, which I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while.  After brushing on the water colours (green, blue, purple) and letting them dry, I stamped the flowers on with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them in with Copic markers.Thanks a bunch

This card is really pretty in person.  One of the many things on my paper crafting to-do list is to learn how to take better photos.  So many things to learn!

Hope you are having an excellent weekend.  Here’s to a great week.  Talk at you soon!

~Tracy

 

 

Friends, Food & Fun

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Hi again!  Today I wanted to do a quick post showcasing a card I made for the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is to create a project based on this picture…Believe it or not, I’ve never done a photo challenge before.  I think the hardest part for me was choosing the elements from the photo to use on my card, so I pretty much used everything, lol!Good friends of ours hosted a dinner party last weekend, and I thought it would be nice to send them a thank you card.  I started off by using the same colours as the photo – Barn Red at the top (brick wall), green across the middle (table runner) and white at the bottom (table cloth).  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the Barn Red card stock and my Martha Stewart Score Board to emboss a crisscross pattern onto the white card stock (I was trying to mimic the pattern from the back of the dining chairs).I used a Close To My Heart chipboard shape for the ‘dinner plate’ and covered it with Avonlea Green paper.  I then stamped it and embellished it with various elements.  The little pears were cut from the Pear & Partridge B&T Duos paper.  The knife, fork and spoon are from last year’s double stamp set promotion, which I coloured in with the CTMH silver metallic marker.I cut dinner out using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then adhered it to the white portion of the card with a glue pen.  That’s all folks!  Is there anything better than getting together with good friends for food and drinks?  One of the joys of life, me thinks!  Have a fantastic day and I’ll be back soon.  Cheers!