Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Time Made Easy - March Release Sneak Peeks :]

Can you believe it's already time for another My Time Made Easy release?!  It has been such a blast working with Lauren designing her paper and some of the cut files as well as being on her DT using the amazing templates and stamps she has released and pairing them with my paper creations!  Oh yes, I'm EXTRA busy, but I LOVE what I'm doing!  Lauren continues to inspire me in so many ways, through her awesome projects that make me say, "WHO thinks of that?!" to her stamps that give me tons of ideas for the new paper each month.  So, since I haven't said it recently, thank you Lauren for such an amazing opportunity!  I'm so proud to be working with you :]  I also need to send a big thank you to the AMAZING MTME design team who makes my paper look spectacular!  I'm swiftly becoming one of the worst commenters I know, but I do look at all of your projects and I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything each of you have made!  I'm humbled to be working along side such talent ♥
Okay, enough mushy stuff...and onto my template for day 3 of Lauren's March peeks!  Today I was lucky to work with the "It's A Shower" template that will be available at My Time Made Easy on 1 March.  I decided to make my umbrella into a dish of sorts that could be used at a shower to hold chocolates.  Or chocolate covered peanut butter eggs...  If you know me, you know how I LOVE peanut butter ;]  I envisioned a baby shower and thought the eggs were appropriate in a roundabout way :)  LOL 
I kept the sentiment inspirational with the thought that the favor could also serve as a prize for one of the games.  Everyone loves to win the prizes at showers, just imagine their awe at something functional and handmade! 
I used some Pretty Impressions Printables, Bringing Home Baby Boy paper.  The design you see is a sheet of random buttons.  I thought this would be cute not only for babies but also for your every day project/card.  It doesn't HAVE to be "baby-ish" but it works beautifully with that theme :]
One of the neat things about this umbrella is that it comes with an optional scalloped layer.  I chose to use it with my umbrella and also punch holes through each scallop.  Gives it that extra something, I think.  I cut the yellow decorative panels and then sized them about a 1/4 inch smaller in SCAL to cut them again from the button paper.

The tag is one that Lauren herself came up with (along with several others) that are being released as Pretty Pieces cut files on 1 March also.  Isn't it pretty?  It's probably a little more elegant than cute (like my project), but I couldn't resist using it just the same.  It's sooo much easier for me to size a label to my sentiment and cut it with my Cricut than to sort through my punches and dies trying to find one that my sentiment fits.  Even if I do find the right sized punch/die, the design doesn't always go with my project.  So, this method works much better IMHO :]

That's all I have for you today!  Be sure to swing by tomorrow for the release!!!  You don't want to miss it.  Lots of good stuff coming out this month.  Also, check out Lauren and Tracey's blogs to gather a little more inspiration for the release!  Wait until you see what both of them came up with for this jaw literally dropped.  AMAZING...I'm here to tell you!

**Buttons, Ribbon and Ink are from SU!  Colored paper is from Couture Cardstock**


Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun treat centerpiece Kristin! Love the bold colors & the fun paper!

Catherine Couch Doucette said... cute!! I love some peanut butter eggs I have to go get some :0) The paper you designed is so pretty this month too!

Renee V. said...

fabulous... absolutely fabulous! Love it! ♥

Lisa Kind said...

This is so sweet, Kristin! I'm also loving the new digi paper you've created! Can't wait til tomorrow to see all of it! :-)

Kathryn B said...

This is absolutely YUMMY Kristin! You do such an amazing job and your digi papers rock! I can hardly wait until tomorrow! ;0)

AKiteFlier said...

Caaaaaaauuuuuuuuute! Love the new paper - and what a fun idea to use this as a prize! Love the punched holes in the scalloped edge - just great. Keep up the good work :-)

Unknown said...

Kristin - I love this!!! The colors are great, and I adore that scalloped edge :) Thank YOU for giving us all that great paper to showcase, and all of YOUR hardwork each month! {{happy hugs}} :)

Katie Cotton said...

this is adorable! I love it!

Cardmaking-Companion said...

What a delightful project - when I first saw it I immediately thought how well it would work for Easter, filled with mini eggs.
The colours are ideal Easter / Spring colours.

Mary Reidel said...

Kristin, this is an amazing looking project! I love the colors you chose and the beautiful scalloped edge! This is a masterpiece!

Canda said...

This is so cute! What a great baby shower centerpiece this would be. The button paper is awesome!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, how CUTE is this!?!?! What a sweet idea!

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