Sunday, February 14, 2010

Blogaversary Winner AND shhhh... UnderCover

Before I get rolling I would like to announce the winner of my Blogaversary prize.  I drew the name first thing this morning! Drumroll please.....

The lucky winner is.... Elaine M!!
(I love seeing all the different ideas that everyone has - you can learn something for each one. Plus it starts to feel like visiting family after a bit - everyone is so friendly and encouraging.)

Congratulations Elaine - please email me your contact information and address ASAP so I can get your goodies out to you. Thanks so much to all my loyal and faithful followers AND to all of you who stopped by to leave me a sweet note. I do read all of my comments and sometimes they just are what we need at a low point in the day - ya know!?!

It's a great day today and I have a quick post to share another little goodie from My Time Made Easy.  Did my title get you to wondering? Well it's really NO Secret - I want to shout from the roof tops about this little box called Under Cover.

Isn't this the CUTEST little match box? It goes together in about 10 minutes and is SO versatile. You can use it for birthdays, graduations, get well, thinking of you etc. It's a perfect size to hold quite a few goodies. I did print the paper as double sided so the inside of the box is just as cute as the outside. You can see that I cut out a heart shape in the box top using my nesties and adhered a piece of acetate to the inside of the lid. Now the recipient gets a sneak peek at what's inside.

Isn't this paper just fabulous - if you've been reading my blog lately you'll know that I love the Pretty Printable digital papers - LOVE THEM. I am Ga Ga for Gingham (that's the name of the new gingham pack) and use it frequently - it's a timeless look. Have you ever bought a pad or package of paper but really only like half of the papers? OR you LOVE one or two but only get three sheets of that color/pattern? Well - with Pretty Printables you have an UNLIMITED supply of your favorites and you NEVER have to print the ones you don't like (if there is such a thing although I have not found one yet that I didn't like in this line of papers from MTME).

Do you want to know how we made this paper? It's really cool and I learned these tips from Lauren. She made this paper but I repeated the steps so I would know how to do it as well.  I opened the Multi Hearts paper in my photo editing software (Photoshop) - I selected the paint bucket tool then black as the color - then clicked on the white background of the Multi Hearts paper with the paint bucket tool and it changed the white background to black!!!  THEN I used the paint bucket and dropped more black paint onto random hearts that I wanted to "erase".  So now your digital paper is even MORE versatile :-)

Here is the little matchbox open part way so you can see the hearts inside.

A close up of the hearts on the side - I am still amazed at the potential of the Cricut - these adorable little hearts came right off one of the cartridges that came with my Cricut. I just changed the style (like you would change font style to bold or italics etc.) and cut away.  Cute eh?

Last up - here's another look at the 3x3" card I made to go along with this little Under Cover treat box.  I stamped the gingham paper with stamps from the You've Got Mail stamp set.  There are 38 images in the set that can be used SO many ways.

Well that's all for now girls. Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely week.

Products from My Time Made Easy that were used in this post:
Pretty Packaging: templates - Under Cover
Pretty Printables: digital paper - Ga Ga for Gingham, Modified Multi Hearts from Cute Critters
Pretty Impressions: stamps - You've Got Mail

Hugs n Smiles,


Kathryn B said...

Beautiful Pam! I do like the black and you are right the digi paper can be sooo! versatile. I love the matchbox filled with goodies Yum Yum! ;0)

Charlie said...

Wauw the heart paper was cute - but the way you changed it I like it even better. Lovely little box. TFS

Sam said...

What a sweet little box. Love the bow and pearl details on the box and the color combination is striking. off to Lauren's site. TFS.

Teresa H. said...

Yes, that is just beautiful! Love that box and those are my favorite chocolates! Great job!

Selma said...

Another gorgeous box Pam. I always love everyone of them. This is the next box I am going to play with. You always inspire me.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet gift set Pam! You just seem to crank these babies out! Those hearts are so sweet, thanks for showing them up close! I love the little pink dew drop accents :) Your winner is one lucky girl!

Elaine M said...

Oh dear - I left you my info but it hasn't come up after a good amount of time - please email me at

I am just so excited to have won, I might have done something wrong when I submitted my address.
Thx Elaine M

Elaine M said...
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