Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Time Made Easy Preview - Castle in the Clouds

Oh my, wait until you see what I have to share with you today from the new My Time Made Easy February release!  It's all about princesses, girls, so put on your glass slippers and be prepared to be enchanted!
This new template is called Castle in the Clouds and it is really amazing!  (I know I always say this, but it's true!)  Here it is, a castle for a little princess!  I've been watching Downton Abbey and fashioned my castle after the brown tones of that castle.  This template looks daunting (I cringed when I first saw it), but with Lauren's step-by-step directions it came together in a snap!  The base of the box was cut with Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I accented it with Soft Suede cardstock.  The "bricks" is actually digital paper from MTME called Construction Materials.  I just love this whole set of paper!  The top of the three towers was also created with paper from this set (the top one looks like a different color, but it's the same as the other two...bad lighting!).  I added the initials "LS" to the flags for the little girl I'm giving this to for her birthday.  (I actually had a "DA" on the flags for Downton Abbey, but changed them when I decided to give this to Leah.  I thought she'd like that better.)  I also added some ribbon, a flower and pearls.  The sentiment is from the new Simply Enchanting digital stamp set.  I placed it on a label from the previously released Fabulous Frames cut file

Now we have to remember this is a box to be filled with goodies!  Here's a shot of the bottom of the box minus the lid.  You can see how roomy it is!  And don't forget that this box could also be used alone without all the decorative pieces!  

I had to make a card for Leah's birthday, so I went with the same papers and label.  The Princess is from the new Something Magical digital stamp set.  I wanted to color her with my copics, but I didn't have time, so I colored her digitally in GIMP.  I just took the colors from the paper to make it match nicely.  The frame she's sitting in is also from the Simply Enchanting digital stamp set, as is the sentiment.  There is a space between the "happy" and "birthday" words so you can put a number there (there are numbers in the set).  I added some pearls as on the castle and Star Dust Stickles to make her sparkly and magical!

Here's a picture of the two so you can get an idea of the size of the template.  

Some of the other DT members are posting today, so make sure you stop by these blogs.
These new products will be available for purchase on Friday, February 1.  We'll have another preview tomorrow before the Friday release, so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by!



Dawn said...

So very pretty, I love this template and the card is totaly stunning. xxx

Kim160 said...

I absolutely love the paper you chose, it makes the castle look so authentic. Gorgeous card as well. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Ho-ly WOWZERS girl!!! This just rocks :)

Cheryl said...

Lisa, your castle is spectacular! The coloring and papers are perfect! Leah will love it, for sure! Wonderful, inspiring work!!

Debbie said...

So, so beautiful and elegant, Lisa! I adore the construction materials paper on your castle -- great job!!

Elise said...

Gawshhhhh! What an ADORABLE creation and DARLING card - you're FUN!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Holy smokes...that's one fancy box! The box is a gift itself! :)


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