Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Time Made Easy January Release!

Confucious wishes you all Good Fortune for 2011!  Happy New Year!!

Welcome to the official January Release party for My Time Made EasyLauren has some absolutely adorable goodies for us all to create with this month, so grab a cup of coffee or a glass of champagne -- depending on when you are reading this, and settle in for some fun eye candy from me and the MTME Design Team Girlies :)

Introducing ... the So Fortunate template:

This is a cutie patootie, easy-to-assemble 'take out' style box template that comes together lickity split in just two pieces!  I printed out some Blossoming Cherries digital papers and then cut the template and decorative layer pieces using my Cricut (but just as easy to cut and assemble using the PDF format file)!

I decorated and embellished this sweet little box by adding glitter to the cherry blossoms, sewing around the edges of the decorative layers with my sewing machine, adding some blue satin ribbon, berries and a glittered paper flower.  The tag is a piece of the What's My Fortune?  Cookie cut file that I inked with green paint and used the So Fortunate stamp set for the sentiment!

For the matching card, I printed out some Fun & Fortune digital papers, inked the edges and created a card base.  I used the So Fortunate stamp set to stamp the sentiments and decorative accents!  More glitter was added to the stamped cherry blossom flowers on the bottom left of the card and to the little china doll's dress and the lantern!

After I stamped and colored the china doll image, I cut her out and adhered her to the card base with dimensionals so she stands out as the focal point of the card!  Isn't she just adorable with her pink, rosey cheeks and sweet little smile!

What a lovely gift set ... mine is filled with Lindor Truffles Chocolates - yum!  My brother just purchased a new home and moved in this past Wednesday, so I will be sending this to him along with a gift card from Bed, Bath and Beyond so he can get something he needs for his new place!!

Thanks for popping in today and peeking at my design samples!  Please be sure to visit all the MTME Girlies' blogs for more wonderful inspiration using these fun, new goodies from the shop!

And don't forget to visit the MTME Designer's Gallery for tons more creativity and inspiration!

Challenges for this project:

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #28 - sketch
Moxie Fab World - Glitter is Glam
Top Tip Tuesday #15 - embellishments
City Crafter Challenge Blog #37 - stamp something
Die Cut Dreams #79 - Girlie
There She Goes #87 - recycle (berries are from a wreath!)
Fussy and Fancy #27 - celebration card and matching gift
Paperplay Challenge #50 - anything but a card


Anonymous said...

Wow Debbie look at those colors... how fun!!! Such a great package! Happy New Year!

Catherine Couch Doucette said...

So sweet...and filled with chocolate?? Perfect! Happy New Year!

Ros said...

Terrific job Debbie ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

Anne Tussing said...

Your project and card are both sensational! I love the colors that you used to bring this project to life!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous projects! Love the digi papers too! Happy New Year!

Pattie said...

Oh Deb...this set is so cute! I love the box and the matching card!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful paper and the topper is so cute

AKiteFlier said...

Beautiful Debbie - I love how you did the blue flower accent for the box and the focal image on the side is fabulous as always. What a great gift for your brother - you are SO thoughtful (and talented) : -) Hope your new year is filled with laughter, love, hugs, smiles and lots of good health! Happy New Year!

Lisa Kind said...

This is an adorable New Home gift set, Debbie! I love the card! So pretty! Wish I could sew like that! Happy 2011!

Lauren (mytime) said...

What a welcoming gift for a new home! Love all the details!! The card is my fave ;D Love the design and use of papers!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a sweet gift set, Debbie! I really like the Asian inspired motif. You did a beautiful job with these. I'm sure your brother is going to really appreciate your thoughtfulness. :)
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! I hope 2011 is your best year yet.

Monique said...

Happy New Year Debbie.. Wow love this Fabbi gift set.. You flower is so pretty and love the sentiment on top.. What a creative card too :)!! You rocked this Debbie !!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

oh, this is so cute, love the oriental accent, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Debbie! Thanks yet again for entering the Glitter is Glam challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Deborah Frings said...

Fab!! Love the oriental look - the card is beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Such a wonderful gift box and card set, Debbie. I love the colors and of course, the sparkle :o)

cnelson said...

so lovely! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creations! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @

Join us again today! There's a brilliant altered tin tutorial!!


Deirdre said...

So beautiful - adore what you created.

Thank you for playing along with Paperplay on this Challenge.

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year and all the best for 2011. ♥

Chelsea said...

This is very cool and so amazing. What a great little box. Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy! Stop back soon!