Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day (And MTME Pretty Palette Challenge!)

Good morning, before I get to our challenge for today, I wanted to wish my mum a very Happy Mother's Day!  Not only is she my mum, but she is a true friend.  We laugh together, cry together and love one another so deeply.  And, she is an amazing Nana.  My boys adore her.  There are simply not enough words to say how much I love her.  I am also super blessed to have a great mother-in-law whom I love very much.  Happy Mother's Day to my mum and mom-in-law!

Staying on Mother's Day, how many of you mums out there have gone to your child's classroom for Mother's Day activities this week?  I went to Collin's class on Friday.  I love when they write things about you.  Here are a few funnies according to Collin:  I weigh 663 lbs (holy cow!); I am 43 years old (I'm that wasn't too bad); My favorite show is SportsCenter (I do like sports...but I guess that is what your children think sports are your favorite when you live will all boys!) and my favorite from Marcel is that hethinks I'm pretty "when I give butterfly kisses."  Butterfly kisses are part of our night time routine.  Their little notes made me smile.

Now onto the challenge for today! It's time for our next My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge.

I like to make card sets for gifts.  Whether for teachers (yes, the end of the school year is almost here again), hostesses or friends, I love to make them.  This week, for the first time, I used the SCAL software for my Cricut.  I think the Cricut machine has officially moved to a new home in our office next to the laptop.  The SCAL software cut out these little note cards and the top layer of patterned paper so quickly using the Creative Card Set from MTME.  A whole new world of creating just opened with being able to use the MTME sets and a variety of items on my Cricut without buying a whole punch of Cricut Cartridges!  The patterned paper is Basic Blooms.  I love the fresh pattern on the paper.
Here's the set of four cards.  Perfect to put with a little gift!
Ingredients:  Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Very Vanilla and Green; MTME:  Beautiful Blossoms DSP; Ribbon:  Stampin' Up Very Vanilla and PTI Twine; Pearls:  Kaiser Kraft; Buttons: Making Memories; Sentiment:  MTME Sentimental Occasions

Be sure to check out the design team member's creations as well:


Here's the detail on how the challenge works:
•You can use the palette on ANY type of project! While participation with products from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is appreciated, it is not required to participate. You can use products from ANY company.
•Each week we will pick a winner from the palette participants and announce them the following week, when the next Pretty Palette Challenge is announced.
•The palette month will run from the 2nd Sunday of every month, to the 2nd Saturday of the following month, with the Winner announced that 2nd Sunday of the Palette Challenge.

•PRIZE PACKAGE: Whoever plays along all month, in all 4 Palette Challenges within the month, will be entered to win a Pretty Package of THEIR Choice! Make sure on the 4th week of the challenge, that you leave a comment linking all 4 projects as well, so we are sure we do not miss you!

I'd love to see you play along with our challenge!
PS Thanks for those who wished me luck on the first leg of the marathon relay last week.  It went well...I was slower than my last two years...but I finished despite a very rainy day.  We had a great time!


Romaine said...

What an adorable set of cards! I love the shape of them!

Laurel said...

So pretty!

Els said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too, Lynn!! Love your bright cards! Still enjoy reading your blog!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful cards Lynn, love the colors and the paper. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Judy said...

Happy Mothers Day Lynn! The pic of you and your mum is so sweet. I also love the set cards, very cute.
Have a wonderful day

Aimes said...

I hope you're being spoilt today by your sweet boys, Lynn!!!
I adore your set of cards - such bright, fresh colours and such a fab shape at the bottom!

Dana said...

These are beautiful! I love the shape!

Maureen said...

oh, I love these!! That shape is so cool!! Is that done with the Cricut as well? So my understanding is that the SCAL program lets you use the Cricut to cut anything from another program (or template from someone's store). Those colours and paper and ribbon are just gorgeous! And I love the pic of you and your can really see the family resemblance :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Trying to figure out how to comment. I would love to participate in the weekly challenge. Denise Conner

Tiffany said...

Beautiful set of cards! Love the shape and your photo is so pretty, love your smile! Wow,!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Lynn! What a sweet photo of you and your mum! I also LOVE that set of cards. Just gorgeous! :)

Jen W. said...

Such a lovely picture of you and your mom and I hope that your boys all spoiled you rotten today!
Love that card set - I see a Cricut addiction forming here! LOL!

(Thanks for the sweet comment on my Luis post.)

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card set is completely YUMMY!! Hope you enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Awww, what a sweet photo of you and your mom! Your boys' notes made me laugh, especially your weight and your reaction to it. LOL Your note card set is stunning! LOVE the colours, papers and design.

Amy said...

Love the shape of the card and that color palette is just so minty fresh! Love it!

Oh cherish those moments and pictures with your two are beautiful!!

Kristin Eberline said...

Oh Lynn...I've been perusing the folders in Yahoo and checking out everyone's projects. I HAD to swing by (finally) and tell you that your projects have been over the top amazing every week! You are making my paper look SPECTACULAR!!! ...and my cut files (like the cards you used here). BEAUTIFUL, work, Lynn. Sometimes I forget about how much I loved some of these older's nice seeing you and the rest of the team bring new life to them :]

On a separate note, you and your mother are just adorable! You both look fantastic!! Here's wishing you both a very happy {belated} mother's day!

Lisa Kind said...

I cannot believe that I missed commenting on sorry! I LOVE that card set using the Creative Card set. I'm so happy you are enjoying your Cricut and MTME files because they are so fun to work with! These are beautiful and the paper you chose is perfect!

Love the pic of you and your mom. You look so much alike! Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!