Saturday, January 2, 2010

My Time Made Easy - Grand Opening!

Woo Hoo - today is the "official" Grand Opening of Lauren Meader's new online store, My Time Made Easy, and we have some brand new products to share with all of you today. This is a LONG post featuring TWO projects so hang in there - lots of photos to share :-)

First up - A brand new Pretty Packaging© template called All A Flutter - I love this new template - it is SO unique and fun. You know how Lauren loves butterflies - well she turned that love into this beautiful butterfly box.

I used the new Butterfly Definition digital paper from the Fluttering-By Pretty Printables© to create the front and back panels - I made my own double sided card stock- Butterfly Definition on one side and the new Brown Dots digital papers from the Shutt-erfly Pretty Printables© collection on the other so that when you look at the package from the front you can see the Butterfly Definition paper on the inside of the back panel. I chose the new Brown Dots Pretty Printables© digital paper to decorate the main panel with the wing prints (included with the template). I LOVE polka dots and use them a lot! I sponged the edges of the butterfly front and back panels and the wing prints with dark chocolate ink to give them some additional depth and dimension. Did I mention that the oh-so talented Kristin Bueter is responsible for creating most of the Pretty Printables© papers?? Well, do me a favor and pop over to her blog and give her a shout out for a fantastic job!

I also printed the base section with the Brown Dots digital paper so from the side you can see those adorable polka dots as well.

No gift set is complete without a tag or card to match!

In this case I made a tag using some of Lauren's AMAZING new stamps from the All A Flutter stamp set - YES the stamps coordinate with the template - isn't that fantastic!!! The butterflies will give you endless combination possibilities and the little sentiments in the set are fabulous. This one is a motto I live by - "It's the little things that make life big"! My All A Flutter butterfly box is filled with Mozart Chocolates called MozartKugeln from my recent trip to Austria and Germany - now how cute is that for a way to package up some goodies to share at the office??!!

 
Here's the view from the top looking in - YUM!

 
AND - I added a handle to this adorable little box - I cut a thin strip of the Brown Dot cardstock I had printed and adhered it to a strip of yellow polka dot satin ribbon - so underneath are the brown polka dots. The card stock gave added stability to the ribbon handle which I adhered to the sides of the box with small brads.

SO - there you have the new All A Flutter template, All a Flutter stamps and Pretty Printables© coordinating papers from Lauren this month - what do you think? Do you love it all? I know I am totally in love with these coordinating products. Makes my job of gift giving SO easy and impressive, too.

Next up - another amazingly adorable Pretty Packaging© template - this one is called Shutt-erfly! (Now isn't that a clever name - look at how it closes!!!) *** Stop by my fellow DT Katie Cotton's blog for a video snippet of how this template closes - SO clever and easy.***


I made this template using some Terracotta Tile cardstock then I added some brown cardstock for matting. The final layer was one of the new digital papers called Butterfly Stripes from the Shutt-erfly Pretty Printables© collection.  I totally love stripes and polka dots and this paper had both and in such beautiful colors. The template goes together in a snap and the way the top wings fold in they look just like a butterfly on top of the box.

I added some of the Multi Dots paper also from the Shutt-erfly Pretty Printables© collection to give some color and pizzazz to the butterfly wings and then finished it off by wrapping the box with some satin ribbon followed topped off with a silk flower and matching gem stone. What a FUN way to package up gifts! Speaking of gifts...


Shutt-erfly holds a lot! I got this fantastic set of lotion, bath gel, scrubbie and hand cream at Target (on clearance) for less than $1.00! (regularly $10!) Now, packaged up in this adorable box it look oh so pretty (and much more appealing than the plastic bag the lotions came in.)  A bargain and a beauty all in one :-) gotta love that.


The Shutt-erfly template comes with a page of Shutt-erfly accents that can be used to make 3D butterflies if desired. I chose to add a cute little 3D butterfly to the front of the box. Three simple layers, a few pearls and a pretty accent on the box :-)

One must have a matching card or tag with a gift set  so I made a 3" gift card for this one.


I used matching card stock and paper and then one of the stamps from the All A Flutter Sentiments set for the focal image on the matching gift card.  I just love this circle sentiment - fit perfectly in the 1-3/4" circle punch and then the 2" scallop punch made it a cinch to mat and finish it off.


Finally - the inside of the card - two more images from the All A Flutter stamp set - the ADORABLE words "Fluttering by just to say hi" - I will be using that one a LOT! Then the profile butterfly which I stamped in chocolate then colored with copics to match. Cute, cute stamps. I can't wait to get into the All a Flutter Sentiments stamp set - I hope to have a card to show you later this week using the fabulous sentiments set.

I must say that I am so delighted at all of the coordinated accessories - between the Pretty Packaging© (templates), the Pretty Printables© (digital paper), Pretty Impressions© (acrylic stamp sets) and the soon to be disclosed Pretty Pieces©, I am all set to quickly put together beautiful presentations of cards and gifts! Now - if this was not enough to get you headed over to the My Time Made Easy store then take a minute and check out the rest of the design team. You will be awe-struck by their creativity!!

My Time Made Easy Design Team:

Tracey Cuccia

Thanks everyone for your enthusiasm and encouragement and sweet,  sweet comments. This is a whole new venture for me and I am always excited to hear that you are liking what you see :-)
Have a wonderful start to 2010 - looking forward to a prospersous year filled with abundant joy and blessings.

20 comments:

Tracey Cuccia said...

Beautiful Pam -- truly Beautiful!! I love your staging, and those chocolates...they look even more delicious all packaged up - lol...do you have my address?? hee hee hee. In all seriousness though -- Stunning projects, given your tight timeline girl! Way to go!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Pam! BOTH of these templates are GORGEOUS! I love the brown & yellow color combo! So pretty together! I like how you made your All A Flutter using the two different MTME © Pretty Printable DP! Your Shutterfly is just as beautiful! That multi-layered butterfly embellie on the front is gorgeous & the pearls are a nice feminine accent! That little card is beautiful. You are make Covergirl Idol!!! :)

Lori said...

Pam, I'm breathless looking at your 2 beautiful template designs! Truly amazing work!

Canda said...

These are so pretty! I LOVE that you made your own double sided cardstock-so clever! I can't wait to see more!

Catherine Doucette said...

Pam~ So so pretty!! And the ribbon/cardstock idea? Wow, I will sooooo have to try that! I love the colors of the Shutterfly gifts too! Wonderful job :0)

Cardmaking-Companion Susan said...

What beautiful packaging - to make packaging like this adds so much value to the gift inside.
I don't think anyone receiving this gift packaging would ever throw it away!

Lisa said...

They are beautiful! I am loving it all! Thanks for your wonderful talent. Lauren definately picked the best!!!

Katie Cotton said...

Pam these projects are just PRECIOUS! So beautiful! and i love the layers of the butterflies!

Alicia said...

Love your projects Pam. This butterfly is just wonderful!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Pam, you are so talented! I love what you did with these projects! Lauren did well scooping you up. Both templates are gorgeous and your photography is just delicious! Excellent job!

Kristin Bueter said...

OMG, Pam! I'm soooo blown away by your gift ensembles! I cannot close my mouth while the pictures are in view...seriously, these are BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with my paper!!! Thanks for the shout out also ;] I can't even believe how clever that handle on the All a Flutter is! I WISH I had thought of that!! Mine is definitely missing a handle :O) ha ha The brown and yellow are gorgeous together! Love that you took a different approach to show how versatile the paper collection can be! Oh and your tag? GORGEOUS!!! Especially with the little floral accents!

Also LOVE LOVE LOVE your Shutt-erfly template! You made that paper look so elegant!! And I almost didn't submit that one to Lauren! Ha ha...glad I did. You showed me how beautiful it really can be. Love the layered butterfly on the outside and the vibrant flower on top! Just beautiful. Your card is amazing as well. Love how you showcased one of my favorite images in her stamp set (that I have yet to use)!! The ribbon really brings it all together and makes it pop! You are one of my current crafting idols girly!

Lisa Kind said...

Pam, these are all amazing projects! Love the colors and the templates, but you know what I especially am envious of? The German/Austrian chocolates! In the words of Racheal Ray...YUM-O! LOL! Seriously, these are fabulous! Congrats on a great first release!

Gloria Westerman said...

Pam this is so amazing.........I love your package's and paper.......I will have to check them out.......
Congratulation!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

PAM!!! This is amazing! What fabulous work!!!

Davi said...

Wowzer these are sooo amazing. Love the colors and all the details. Wonderful!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Look at YOU! You even lined your handle! I love it. These all came out so pretty! I have to say I LOVE Yellow and chocolate though! LOVE
You really punched out a fabulous creation (with little time!) I so appreciate you sharing your talent and being on our team. You are a wonderful additon!

Yolanda said...

Pam, this is sooooo pretty! Very elegant and delicious! Your color choice is perfect and I love all the little details! Great job!

Danielle Daws said...

I just had to come and see this blog after I saw the name - too cute! And boy I'm glad I did! What an inspirational blog! So many gorgeous projects, ideas and links! Thankyou! I'm now a follower!

Heather Jensen said...

I love your butterfly boxes and Laurne's printable paper you used for it. I ordered some of the printable paper, I just haven't used any yet. I now have some inspiration.

Wendy said...

Look at you!!!! Everything you touch lately is freakin' hot girl! Amazing!

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