Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Time Made Easy *NEW* Release


October is almost here, and that means it's time for another new release from My Time Made Easy! This is going to be the biggest month ever, so be sure to check out all the links here and the ones in the next few days so you don't miss any of the sneak peeks! Lauren has truly outdone herself (but we say that every month, don't we?) This time she really has because in addition to having fabulous projects for you to see, she's also been sick and her precious daughter Alexa was hospitalized with pneumonia! If you know and love Lauren, as so many people do, you know the struggles Alexa has had in her short life but she proved once again that God has more in store for her as she recovered much quicker than the doctors expected her to, and today she celebrates her 11th birthday! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alexa! We're so glad you're home again, and that you and Mommy are both feeling better!

For my card today, I am using a few of the new stamps sets that are coming out and have combined it with my card for today's Color Throwdown being hosted by Barbara! And to further confuse you ;) the Color Throwdown challenge is also being sponsored by Pixie Petals! Pixie Petals is an Etsy store with beautiful hand-made embellishments, and they have provided each of the CTD members with some fun things to play with on our creations today. On my card, I have used one of the gorgeous Faye Flowers in Autumn Harvest! If you play along with us at the Throwdown blog, you'll have the chance of being the random winner of a $10 voucher to the Pixie Petals store! So come play along with us!

This awesome, big coffee cup on my card is from the new Fancy a Cuppa? set, and the sentiment on the front and inside is from the Grab a Cup Sentiments. These are all clear, acrylic stamp sets, and one of the things I love most about clear stamps is that you can make them suit your needs better than wood-mounted rubber.... I actually cut the sentiment stamp in half so I could easily stamp the first part of it on the front of my card, and the second part on the inside! The little checkerboard pattern for my tablecloth is also from the Fancy a Cuppa? set, and the "steam" from my cup comes from the Fanciful Flourishes stamp set.
Inside I have included a gift card to one of my most favorite places :) so I can send this to a friend to meet me for coffee!
We have some changes this month too, on the MTME team! We have a new member with some new release goodness to share with you so please stop by Tangii Crain's blog, make her feel welcome and check out her designs for today! AND we have a Guest Designer for October, so stop on over and see what Debbie Marcinkiewicz has to share with you today! Then, on top of that you can pay a visit to team members Lisa Kind and Tracey Cuccia for more new release goodies! And of course, stop by Lauren's blog everyday to stay on top of all the sneak peeks!

AND, if you need Color Throwdown inspiration, stop and see what my Throwdown sisters have in store for you today with these beautiful Fall colors....

Silke Ledlow, September Guestie

THANK YOU for stopping by!

12 comments:

Laura Pryor said...

Loving your design, Tammy! I love the sentiment and the big cup! Really cool how the Pixie Petal flower just WORKS on this card so well!
What a great way to get together with a friend! I love the idea of sending out the gift card and what a perfect sentiment for that occasion too!

LeAnne said...

Tis the season for something warm!! I love this idea; you did a fab job with the colors! A couple of us were on similar wavelengths this week!!

Barbara said...

Fabulous design, Tammy! Love that big ol' cup! I'm sittin' here sipping a cup of Pumpkin Spice cappuccino while I'm looking at this card. It's all good :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh Tammy this is WONDERFUL! Love the mix of patterns and colors you combined for the challenge. Thanks or the well wishes and prayers too.

Debbie said...

Oh so pretty, Tammy ... and I {heart} that gorgeous flower :)

catherine said...

I love the big paper pieced cup!! And I love the idea of cutting your sentiment to use for the outside and inside of your card, great idea! :0)

Broni said...

Very cool card, Tammy! I love the polka dotted cup and the gingham tablecloth!! I love that sentiment too!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a wonderful card and gift in one! Love that awesome flower embellie! Makes me want a pumpkin spice latte right now! :-)

Monique said...

So fun Tammy!! Love the big cup and pretty flowers.. Love this Meet for coffee date card!! Very Creative :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally awesome gift card Tammy!!! The MTME image and the pixie goodies look cute too!!!
Thank you again for inviting me this month...Hugs ~S~

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely card, Tammy! It's all so warm and inviting!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is so cute, Tammy! I love your bold use of the colors with that fun mug! Great idea to add a gift card inside...very clever :] That big bloom rounds out the card perfectly!