Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Good morning!  It's time for another My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge!  I have to admit when I looked at these colors I thought...yuck!  But then...I stared at them.  Really stared at them. And then I reminded myself, you don't have to go with the bright tones, go with the softer tones.  I love pinks and greens and kraft...yummo.  Just needed to add a bit of yellow.  And I found the perfect paper in my stash.

And Cricut kicked in with this gorgeous MTME Pucker Up template for a larger pillow box!  How sweet is that?  Now I need to decide what to put inside and who should receive it!  Any ideas for fun things to fill it with?  Have you used your Cricut to make any of the MTME templates?  I'd love to hear about what you are creating. The birthday sentiment is from Sentimental Occasions...and I've wrapped it all up with a simple bow.
Be sure to also pop in and see all the designs of the other design team members.
Karel -
Lauren -
Lisa -
Lori - (taking a short break)
Pattie -
Romaine -
Sharon -
Velta -

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!


  1. Oh, my gosh! I LOVE THIS!! It's the perfect creation for these colors, Lynn! So fresh and sweet with the softer tones! Nicely done! :)

  2. Love what you did with this color challenge...I had the same reaction when I saw those colors but you did an amazing job with this! Absolutely beautiful! :)

  3. Lynn I love this! You have to tell me how this works with the Cricuit.

    So happy for Ryan...I love to watch the show choir perform and wish my kids were musically inclined :)

  4. That pillow box it just gorgeous, Lynn. I love how you chose to use the softer tones in that color combo! :)

  5. This is odd...I did make a comment earlier, so if this is the 2nd comment then just take it and run...I love this template and your colors turned out perfect for the palette! Thank you for sharing!

  6. What an adorable shape and beautiful paper on your little box. So cute!

  7. oh, those colours are FABULOUS!!! You have used them perfectly!! They really pop off the kraft and cream/ the repeated image and bow :) I have not used any of these templates, but think I will have to once the Cricut is set up!! May have to fly you out here for a brush up course! ;) I think you should fill it with licorice all sorts!! My poison of candy lately ;)

  8. Lynn

    You have yet again given me inspiration as I was looking at a few colour challenges this week and was so stuck but was trying to get the shade as near as possible to the palette-so now I know a new approach-great use of the colours and an adorable idea-yes it cries out to be filled with sweets-those kiss sweets you get over there-can't remember the name x

  9. You certainly rocked that color combo!! love everything about it!

  10. Thank you for the insight on how to handle color challenges that would normally turn us away. This box turned out beautiful! Great soft palette and I really like how you've finished it up.

  11. Now that's a colour challenge I'd normally shy away from but you've just given me the lightbulb moment by playing with the tones of 'em!!! This is one fab, sweet, box and a perfect balancing of those gorgeous colours (I love this kinda tone of 'em!)

  12. You made that color scheme work! What a lovely project!

  13. Such a yummy patterned paper Lynn and an adorable gift box too. The toned down colours look so pretty together. I have never tried any other cutting on my cricut, only the cartridge contents! :)
    Jenny x

  14. What an awesome little box! And that patterned paper is so perfect for this. I love the colours and those little heart flowers!

  15. Your pillow box is so pretty, not only the papers you used, but the shape of it.

  16. I agree the colours look quite daunting when you see them like this. Such a pretty paper. I would never have thought to use the colours like this. The bow and tag are a perfect finishing touch.

  17. Unfortunally I don't have a Cricut. For this shape I use a selfmade template and cut it with a hobby knife (-;
    I love your pillow box. Such nice color combination.
    Maybe you can put in a gift coupon with some confetti (-;
    Have a nice day!

  18. I adore your pillow box and love the paper you chose! It is sweet!

  19. LOVE the way you've toned the colors down, girl! Perfect! And such a fun project!

  20. That box is positively adorable! I love the cheerful colors and pretty flowers, makes me happy just to look at it :)

  21. I LOVE your package and that paper really is perfect for the challenge! For the inside, how 'bout chocolates, cute bath soaps, jewellery?