Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Wishes from MTME & JUGS

Happy New Year! I cannot believe it's already 2011. Let's get the new year off to a great start. I am combining TWO events into this one post. It is January 1 and time for Lauren's new release from My Time Made Easy AND it's a Saturday which means it's time for the first Just Us Girls sketch challenge of 2011.  I know we've all been a little quiet, enjoying time with our families over the holidays but we're ready to go - are you??

It's my pleasure to introduce the newest MTME template called So Fortunate. It's a cleverly designed "chinese style" take out box and it's SO cute. I paired it with fabulous new digital papers designed by Kristin and an outstanding new stamp set from Catherine also called So Fortunate.

I used two of the new papers from the Fun and Fortune set.  I printed off the pink pattern onto white card stock to use for my template. The decorative panels were made from the beautiful paper called Blooms from the same set. I just love Cherry Blossoms and this paper is spectacular!

So many ways you can decorate this cutie and so many goodies you can put in it.  I decided to make a little coffee gift pack using some Keurig cups. Here's the before and after of my Kcups. To each cup I just added a bow, a prima rose and a top made from a couple of layers of papers finished off with the three sentiment stamps from the new stamp set.

The template is a nice size - three of these K-cups fit perfectly inside.

Here's the top of the closed box.  I added ribbon, primas and a leaf and then tied on a sweet tag too.

Detail of the stamped image from the front of the box:

NOW for a card to go with this cute gift box.  Just Us Girls has a sketch to kick off the new year so I decided to use the JUGS sketch to make my card to go with this set.  Here's the sketch from Kathryn.

I repeated the papers and used the same sweet image that I used on the front of the box.

I varied from the sketch just a little by hanging my sentiment on a tag from the ribbon instead of stamping it under the image but otherwise stayed pretty true.

I used the cherry blossom stamp from So Fortunate to stamp a sprig of blossoms on the inside of the card as well. These stamps are GORGEOUS!!!

A final look at the ensemble.

I hope you will kick off the new year and join us over at JUGS for the sketch challenge AND I hope you'll slip over to My Time Made Easy and check out the new template, papers and stamps.

Please visit Jeannie DeGruccio our guest designer at MTME and our JUGS Featured Designer this month, Carla Suto.   The rest of the MTME team and the JUGS team are in my sidebar -->

Thanks for making 2010 a great year and for all of your kind and encouraging comments. My kids are going to be all over the world so I'm dealing with lots of "separation" and "empty nest" issues right now. My son moves to Dallas, my daughter leaves Germany but is going to Afghanistan and my step son will be studying in Australia. Talk about CHANGES!  My other daughter lives about 25 min. away so I hope she wants lots of mom company this year. :-)

Wishing you a year filled with laughter, love, hugs and smiles.

Supplies from My Time Made Easy LLC:
Pretty Packaging Templates:   So Fortunate

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury white
Ink: Memento Summer Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Organdy ribbon (HL), pearls, primas, silk leaf
Tools: Nesties 


Anonymous said...

So elegant and beautiful Pam! Awesome, awesome job, as always. Happy New Year :)

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh! Ours look so similar! Great minds, I guess! Love your box and card! So pretty! Happy New Year!

Renkata said...

Such a beauty!
Happy New Year!

Catherine Doucette said...

Beautiful colors, Pam! I love how you stamped and hung the tiny sentiment on the card :0) AND stamped the branch on the inside? Adorable!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Pam, this is! Love the soft pretty colours in the paper! Gorgeous work! Happy New Year to you!

Cassie_lu said...

so sweet and soft. great for that girl who needs a sweet reminder

Monique said...

Happy New Year Pam..Oh I love your set.. So soft and pretty love the nesti you used to cut out your geisha girl..The stamped cherry blossom on the inside of your card and great idea filling it with K cups!! Your Rock GF!! Hope your year is filled with Health and Happiness...Hugs Monique

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh, Pam!!! This set is absolutley WONDERFUL ... so pretty in pink and oh so clever to have decorated the K-Cups! What an amazing gift set :) Happy New Year!!

Carla S. said...

Happy New Year, Pam! Your gift box and card set are just gorgeous! Love the papers and the wonderful images!

Anne said...

Beautiful project and card!! I love the pink cherry blossoms and all your special details!

Hanne said...

Hi Pam!

Happy New Year again! I totally love your box and card! I actually played the JUGS challenge this week!

Miracles do happen lol...

Andrea M said...

Hi Pam! This is indeed a most gorgeous collection from MTME!!! Love the patterned papers and the images! You've dolled them up so beautifully :) The soft color palette is fantastic too :) Just a GORGEOUS gift set all around! It'll really make someone's day for sure!
Sorry to hear about the empty nest - but you sure must be one proud Momma!
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!

Kathryn B said...

This is one BEAUTIFUL set Pam. I love the soft colors you used and that cherry blossom paper looks fabulous! Love how you decorated the individual K cups with the different are so clever! Oh and the card is adorable inside and out! LOL! Happy New Year!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Pam! What a darling gift ensemble! You always make the MTME templates look fabulous! Happy New Year :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Pam! This set is so stinking cute! The papers and stamp set are wonderful and I love the delightful pretty pink package you put together with them!

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