Monday, January 31, 2011

My Time Made Easy - February Peeks!

Hello friends ... so glad you could pop in today!  I have the pleasure, today,  to show you some of Lauren's newest goodies that are hot off the press for the February Release and will be available in the My Time Made Easy Shop tomorrow - February 1st!  Hold onto your hats gals, this month Lauren has some extra special treats for us all to create with!  I am absolutely smitten with it ALL :)

Ready ... here we go!  Introducing:  Creative Card Candy Template!


WOW, this template was so much fun to work with!  It's a miniature replica of a candy box that you might receive filled with chocolates for Valentine's Day!  What a GREAT template to have on hand for all those gift giving occasions that pop up throughout the year!  It's a snap to assemble ... I used my Cricut and cut the box, wrapper and cover out electronically, but this would be equally as easy to assemble by downloading the PDF version of the template and cutting by hand!  Easy peesy!!


Now onto that yummy tag ... It's called Framed Elegance and it's a cut file!
  The gorgeous stamp set is my 'new' favorite from Lauren's shop (next to A Spot of Tea!!) and it's called Monograms Defined.  Oh my ... be still my shabby heart -- this set is scrumptious!  It not only has all 26 letters of the alphabet, but it also has 31 a-mazing sentiments to coordinate - WOW!  That sweet little pink stamped flower is from the Grab a Cuppa? set. 


This candy/card box was so much fun to decorate and embellish ... a paper doile spritzed with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist, lace trim, a trinket pin, glittered leaves, berries, tiny jingle bells, baker's twine, buttons, stain flowers, rhinestones, tinsel, glittered chipboard elements, pearls, pom-poms, 3-D paper flowers, rouched satin ribbon -- handmade with lots of {love}!  The entire nosegay is assembled on top of a patterned paper doilie -- I printed out some of the new Cool Romance - Musical Damask Sheet Music digi paper, die cut some into the shape of a doilie and then attached it to the card candy base.  Kristin hit a 'home run' with me when she designed this  shabby-licious paper!!!


I decided that instead of chocolates (or maybe along with some chocolates!!), my gift box was going to include some handmade thank you cards that I created using the new Framed Elegance stamp set along with the new Creative Card/Envelope #1 cut files!  GORGEOUS!!!


All these pieces (4 in vanilla, 4 in kraft and 4 in aqua) were cut with my Cricut and only took a couple minutes when done electronically - super easy peesy!!  Then came the magic -- inked edges to create a distressed and vintage look, some stamping ...


... and the addition of some embellishments to finish them off.  I bundled them together with some baker's twine tied in a sweet little knot for neatness.  Voila!  In less than 30 minutes I was able to create 4 thank you cards with matching envelopes to nest neatly inside my Creative Card Candy Gift Box!


And here is the complete set!  Isn't it so pretty!!  Who wouldn't love to receive such a lovely, handmade from the heart gift ... and throw in a couple of chocolates to add just the right amount of icing on the cake and you'll have a winner on your hands for sure!

Be sure to visit the other MTME girlies' blogs to peek at their inspiration for the February release:

My Time Made Easy Design Team:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz (you are here!)
Monique Hansen

And our special February Guest Designer: 

Naomi Thompson

And last but not least ... the AWESOME DESIGNER'S GALLERY at the My Time Made Easy Shop!

Thanks for peeking!  Come back again tomorrow for the official RELEASE PARTY!

Challenges for this project: 

JUGS #69 - 3-D flower
W Plus 9 Color cue {11) - aqua, pink, white, neutral
Tuesday Throwdown #33 - distressing
Paperplay #4 - layers
Cupcake Inspirations #96 - photo inspiration
Really Reasonable Ribbons #16 - hearts and ribbons

33 comments:

Charlene said...

WOW Debbie!! Absolutely stunning :-) Love everything about this beautiful box! And the cards are elegant and the whole set IS perfect!! :-)

Catherine Doucette said...

Simply beautiful, Debbie! I especially love the kraft card! :0)

Stampin' Pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debbie - all the elements you include always amaze me - love the tiny tie off of twine on your notes - sweet touch. WELL done!!

Bunty Wabbit said...

That's so delicate and lovely! I really like that...a change to using the bright patterns and colours. The template is so versatile! Nx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

cbuswell said...

Just stunning Debbie! love the monogram!

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW this is the epitomy of shabby delights!! Love all the details and photos. SO SO PRETTY!

Justine said...

This is so beautiful, great use of that Neutrals color challenge. I love it

Deirdre said...

What amazing creations. Love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our Layer it Up Challenge. ♥

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful ensemble! Lovely papers and embellishments on the cover and the notes are so sweet looking.

Monique said...

Oh Debbie this is gorgeous!!!! Love the twine around the cards the whole set just ROCKS.. Great work GF!!

Toucan Scraps said...

really beautiful

Kathryn B said...

These are simply stunning Debbie!!! I'm in awe of your project! WOW!

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake inspirations this week!

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous piece of work - the details you have added to the gift box, the cards and the envelopes is amazing!

Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Fabulous Flowers' challenge :)

Carol x

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! Love what you did! The colors are awesome and that flower rocks! Thanks so much for playing along with JUST US GIRLS!

Kristin Bueter said...

This ensemble is so gorgeous, Debbie! I love the shabby chic box...it's just jaw dropping! Your collection of pretty cards wrapped with the baker's twine is the perfect filler for your beautiful container. Lovely work ♥

Davi said...

Very beautiful box. Love all the femine elements. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

PaulaM said...

This is really pretty Debbie. I like the colors - they are gorgeous and those flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Dana Gustafson said...

Oooh girl you DO know how to pile on the classy goodness! Love this elegant nosegay ensemble. Thank you for joining Just Us Girls this week for the 3D flower challenge!

Anita said...

Truly gorgeous! All of the details are just spectacular. Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Ooh! Nice colors and embellishments!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Gorgeous! I love your colors. They are so beautiful and vintage!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Simply stunning! So many details and it looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!

Nancy said...

Very pretty!!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Nina Dee said...

Wow! What a gorgeous project! I adore your mini cards! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! :)

mforquer said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Design this week! Love all the embellishments!
Hugs,
M

Cath said...

Hey Debbie! Thanks for entering the Neutrals Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

pattyo said...

Absoluely stunning! What a wonderful gift for some lucky person!

Sprytebyrd said...

Just beautiful, Debbie! Love all the texture and dimension and the little cards are just perfect!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday and Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooo, Debbie! This might just be my favorite of your four! LOVE that beautifully embellished, little, candy box and more bells! Gotta love it! Thank you so much for adding another entry to our Color Cue!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Kerrianne said...

Oh my goodness...gorgeous creation!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Wplus9 Designs!