Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Time Made Easy Peeks Begin!

Hi everyone! There is some great news coming from the My Time Made Easy camp! If you've been following Lauren's blog, you know that her daughter Alexa was hospitalized with pnemonia. (Actually, Lauren was diagnosed with it too!) She was in the hospital for about a week, and they were fearful that it was going to be a much longer stay. Well, she posted today that they are home and Alexa will be celebrating her 11th birthday today at home with her family! Lauren also has some other good news, so please stop by and check out this post.

Lauren also came home just in time for the October release! Today the peeks begin and myself and a few of the other girls have some fab stuff to share with you.

This new release is going to be loved by all you coffee/tea/hot chocolate drinkers out there! I'm a tea drinker (HATE coffee!), and I love Starbuck's chai tea latte. I only get them about once a week because I just don't want/need all the calories! But I do love it, so I used the Starbucks cup and packaging as my inspiration. So what I have to share is the new Fancy a Cuppa? and To Go! templates and coordinating stamp sets.Leave it to Lauren to create something so cute, right? The cup is just amazing! When I sat down to plan what I was going to do, I just had to run out to Starbucks to get my chai tea latte (and some biscotti, which I always get along with my chai tea!) so I knew the colors and such that I had to work with. Pretty close, huh? If you look on the sleeve on the Starbucks cup, you'll see there is a sort of white flourish. I didn't have the Fanciful Flourish set from MTME, but I did have a floral design from So Sentimental that I stamped on the sides of the Fancy a Cuppa? template. I just stamped it with Ranger's Snow Cap white pigment ink. Loved the look! I went looking through the many wonderful digital papers at the MTME store, but couldn't find one in this green, so I called up my DT friend, Kristin (who just so happens to be one of the digital paper designers), and asked her if she could do a dotted paper in this green. She had it done and emailed to me within minutes! I guess it pays to have friends in high places! LOL!!! This will be part of another set of digital papers out soon, I believe.

When I was decorating the cups, I looked at the original Starbucks cup. It had all sorts of writing on it, but what caught my eye was the writing on the bottom. So I decided to use two of the sentiments from the new stamp set called Grab a Cuppa Sentiments and the cup image from the new Fancy a Cuppa? stamp set. To decorate the sleeve (which is part of the To Go! template), I stamped the circular lines in green and the sentiment in black (there are seven circular sentiments in this set). These images are from the Fancy a Cuppa? Add On stamp set. I just punched it with a circle punch and mounted it on a green circle. I ran the sleeve through my crimper for a more realistic look. When I was at Starbucks, I purchased a gift card along with the biscotti. I used the previously released Time for Tea Bag cut file to present it in and decorated it in a similar fashion. I also added some tea bags in there.Whew! That was quite a post! So what do you think? Are you ready for more peeks? Lauren, Catherine, Tracey, and Tammy are posting their peeks today. AND we have our newest DT member, my friend, Tangii Crain, posting today too. We also have our first guest designer this month, Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and she has something to share today as well! So stop by and give them some love and check out more of the new release!

Thanks for sticking by me for this long post! I'll be back on Friday for our group post, which is the official day of the release, but keep checking Lauren's blog for more updates!

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13 comments:

Tangii said...

Lisa, this looks fabulously amazing!!! I just love it! and your research method... bwahahahahaha! Love those colors, and what a great idea stamping the carrier! Just brilliant!

Anne said...

PERFECT!!! Love the colors and I especially like the little details you but at the bottom of the cup. Genius!

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH! I love this! I love how you stamped the bottom of your cups and were inspired by Starbucks! LOVE IT!!!!!

Debbie said...

How clever to create a 'starbucks inspired' gift! I {heart} how you stamped the sides of the box template with the fleur-de-lis stamp - lovely!!!!

Catherine Doucette said...

WOWZA. :0) The color combo is perfect, love how you stamped along the bottom of the cup, LOVE.

Shaela said...

this is phenomenal - you did an AMAZING job with everything!! :D

Monique said...

Your giving star bucks a run for their Money Lisa..This set looks so good..I love how you have stamped the bottom of the cup!!

Crystal said...

OMG OMG Lisa I LOVE LOVE LOVE this girl!! This is one fabulous project, need my addy??? LOL!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

OMGOSH Lisa -- I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I'm sure I could make, um, I mean FIND a good home for it ;). This is marvelous, amazing job my friend :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love this Starbuck's inspired creation, Lisa! So wonderful and creative!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

This is just something you do so well, Lisa (building template projects)!! You'd think we'd stop being so amazed by now, and just take it for granted that you will produce something stunning and inspired, but I never stop being amazed at your creativity. I LOVE biscotti too and I have two recipes that I need to try since our bakery in town closed down and thus stopped the biscotti production (they had a lovely chocolate biscotti and a hazelnut one too (I adore hazelnut--and it is a beautiful partner for chocolate!!). So very well put together Lisa--LOVE IT!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabby set Lisa - love the color combo! WTG!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is awesome, Lisa! I LOVE the Starbucks-inspired colors you've used!

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