Archive for November 19th, 2009


Nov 19, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: About Me, My Time Made Easy

My time has come.


One thing I have learned is that time waits for no one. Do not put your dreams off until tomorrow. Live your life today, to the fullest. Have no regrets. One of the worst things you can do, is to NOT do anything! To say someday “I should have”, when you didn’t. I don’t ever want to be that person, wondering “what if”.

I am always re-evaluating my life, and setting new goals for myself. As the new year approaches, like always,  I started to reflect on where I have been, where I am, and where I want to be. With that reflection,  it has come time for me to make some major life changes.

Like the caterpillar who morphs into the butterfly, the change isn’t quick, nor is it easy, but it is necessary, because the caterpillar is meant to be a butterfly, and in the end, the result is beautiful.

It is now my time for change. To make my dreams take flight.

That dream was having my own store for all my template creations, with coordinating stamps and digital papers!

I wanted to continue my passion for sharing what I love with the world, and make it easy and affordable!

While the idea of going on my own is scary, it is the next logical step for me. I have been doing this for some time, and I feel very ready to take the next step in my journey.

I am excited to announce that I am now opening my own online store called My Time Made Easy © LLC <—CLICK IT!!!


My Time Made Easy © LLC is going to provide you  with the basics for creating your own coordinating handmade cards, tags, and gift packaging in no time. It is fun, affordable, and we made it easier than ever! I have always said that it really is all about the TOTAL package. Now you can afford to create and dress up the simplest of gifts on your own, and make them appear to be that much more special. Nothing says love like something handmade.

I am now able to offer all the things I have always dreamed of as a customer, and share them with the world!

 Our goal is coordinating products with some instant gratification! No more drooling for days over projects you have to wait to buy supplies for! You can purchase our products upon first glance, with all the eye candy to follow.

Here is what we will offer: 

* Easy to assemble templates for all your gift giving needs!

My ultimate dream come true!

All my NEW! My Time Made Easy © templates will be offered in the following formats:

* PDF – for those of you with home printers! An easy option for everyone!!

* .SVG files– compatible with Provocraft Cricut Personal, Cricut Expression & Cricut Create

 *The Cricut series cannot cut 3rd party shapes unless extra software is purchased. To enable the ability to cut 3rd party shapes, you must buy and install Craft Edge’s Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software. This will allow the Cricut to cut files in the SVG format. This software dramatically changes the utility of the Cricut machines. It should be the first addition to anyone’s Cricut machine!

* .GSD file– compatible with Xyron Wishblade, Quickutz Shilouette, Graphtec CraftROBO (although due to size restrictions of this machine some templates may be smaller than other actual versions)

Graphtec CraftROBO. This machine is  also sold as the following: Xyron Wishblade and the Quickutz Silhouette. These machines natively use the GSD format but can easily import the DXF format. No additional software is required.

* .DXF file– Pazzles Creative Cutter Inspiration, Klic N Kut Element , Groove and Maxx

 These machines can cut both the PDF and DXF formats. Their native format is a proprietary format called KNK To summarize: Here are the most common home cutting machines and the suggested format to cut My Time Made Easy templates: Cricut machines: (Must buy SCAL software): SVGCraftROBO machines (including Wishblade and Silhouette):  GSDKlic N Kut Series: DXF

Pazzles: DXF

These are an instant download, so you can start creating in minutes!

For ONE low price you can make so many gifts for everyone on your list!

Our template files are priced at only $5. You get UNLIMITED use from the template download. 

Each file includes step by step, detailed photo instructions.

On the day of our product release, our design team will instantly provide 7 sample ideas using the template with a coordinating card/gift item. You will be able to instantly view these projects in our gallery upon the product release. In the days following our release, more project ideas will follow (about 2 a day for the following week), leading to a minimum of 21 different ideas!

For those of you with personal cutters the My Time Made Easy © templates could NOT be any easier!

* Top quality photopolymer (clear) stamps!

Yes! I finally took the plunge and designed some images I think you will adore! I am always open to suggestions too (wink). The idea is to have images that coordinate with our gift packaging templates, but are also versatile for cards, tags, embellishing gift items, and scrapbook pages!

My ultimate dream has been to offer this option! 

I am so proud to announce that we went to the BEST for producing our images! This company is used by all the top companies, and now we are part of that lineup! You can have the best quality images for an affordable price!

Our images are ready to use! They are packaged on 4 X 6 acrylic sheets, with the images/stamp set name printed onto the acetate sheets you store them on.

They arrive in a 4 X 8 clear bag, with a hanger tag. This allows you to store it using the hanger, or you can sort into a box of your choice ( I use pretty shoe-boxes :D), Clip it up! or whatever other option that you prefer. By keeping our cost down we keep your cost down! Plus with the many methods of storing stamps, the choice is all yours. I will have actual photos of our packaging soon!

I will be shipping our stamps all over the world, and for an affordable price! No more high shipping. You pay whatever it costs us to ship to you!

*Coordinating digital papers!

Another instant download!

All our patterned paper is 300 ppi and delivered in a zip file so you can download it and print it right from home.

Each digital page is saved as a jpeg which allows you to easily resize it for your cardstock size!Now printing  6 X 6, 8 X 8, 8 1/2 X 11 or 12 X 12-is NO problem! Now you can have patterns in your favorite sizes for any project.

 All our patterned paper is designed to coordinate with our stamp images. This makes creating even easier.

We are also offering a collection with each download called the “Color Me” collection. These are patterns designed with the idea that you can use them as is, or get out those Copics (or other coloring medium of choice) and custom color them to fit your project!

Use our black and white patterns to print on ANY color cardstock you have on hand for instant easy patterned paper in a rainbow of possibilities!

You can make your own double sided patterned paper, and of course use it for our My Time Made Easy © templates!

Now you get and endless supply of pretty patterned paper for ONE low price!

No more running out of a pattern, or feeling like you have to hoard your favorite pieces!

Our pricing will be at only 0.50 cents a sheet! UNLIMITED USE!! That is a fab deal. So our collection costs will range according to the number of designs offered. VERY affordable.

We have worked hard to ensure the colors in our collection of digital papers come close to those you may already have in your ever building collection of cardstock, and ink. That will make matching up easy. 


Our goal is not to overwhelm you, or your wallet each month! I really want to keep our focus on affordability, ease, and coordination!  So each month we will be releasing an amazing template, one stamp set (sometimes a coordinating sentiment additions set), and of course our coordinating digital paper.

 I invite you to check out my new site My Time Made Easy© and look around! Check out our ABOUT (<–click)pages too!!

While we remain “under construction” until our official first release, you are able to sign up for our newsletter! This will allow you to stay up to date on what is happening, and be with us when everything is ready to go! Also sometime in December I will be posting a FREE template (or tow :D). You will definitely want to know when that happens.

The official opening is anticipated for January 1, 2010! A great way to ring in the new year! I also want to ensure everything is PERFECT!!

Many of you have been wondering WHY I have been so consumed by “other” things the last couple of months. Well, as you can see I have had so much going on to get this all started. I did my best to keep up with everything else in my life, but beginning a company is no easy feat. It was far more involved than I even anticipated, but well worth every obstacle.

As you can imagine this is a very exciting time in my life! This is the first step, in a journey to accomplishing my biggest dream! I will continue to give 200% of myself to this venture, and make this company one to be proud of. Thank you for allowing me to share my excitement for such an event. I don’t really think there are words that can truly convey how I feel inside. I want you all to know that the excitement, inspiration and support you have offered me at many points in my life, have meant the world to me, and I hope to offer you the same in return.

Thank you for letting me share yet another piece of my life, and dreams with the world.

Now in order for me to make this dream a reality I have resigned from my position at Papertrey Ink. This is effective today. The very talented Betsy Veldman will be stepping up, in my place. She is an amazing talent and a perfect fit for Senior team! I wish her the very best! 

Now you may ask yourself  “What does this mean for the My Timeless Templates ©?” . With my resignation also comes the dissolution of the release of any further My Timeless Templates ©.  To my knowledge, the current My Timeless Templates © will remain for sale at Papertrey Ink. For any further questions I would direct you to ask the owners of Papertrey Ink.

I have grown and changed so much since my beginning there. As I leave, I am thankful, and proud to have been a part of their growth in this industry.

All those moments, have now lead me to this moment. The moment where it is time for me to do what I have always dreamed of doing! 

Here is to the next step in an amazing new journey!  

Lets Do Lunch

Nov 19, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Timeless Templates, Papertrey Newsletter

Hi everyone.

Well today will be a CRAZY running around day. I know many of you are wondering what is up with me these days. Well tonight at midnight (if you are up then) or tomorrow, I will explain myself. I have some changes that I made recently and it is time to inform you of those. With all those changes I’ve had to switch some of my focus. Trust me it will all make sense in a few hours.

So, for today I’m just popping in quick with a little eye candy, and to send you a link to a article that was written about the My Timeless Templates ©  Katie Berberich  is a fellow stamper/crafter who works for the Craft Journal. She chose to review the My Timeless Templates for her debut!

Check it out!

Thanks so much Katie, and basically to every single person who has given them a try! I swear each month it just gets better and better!! This is my thanks to everyone for their support and sharing how much you too love these templates, with the world! Of course I love them, but when you read how much others do too I think you all believe it more! LOL!

So after receiving the link to that article I figured I better share a sample with you too!! An oldie but goodie……

Let’s do lunch


Now I decided I would revamp this template a bit! Many of you think SCHOOL when you see it! Ot that it HAS to have a handle!! But it doesn’t have to be that way. It can also be used for a elegant gift holder! How sweet would this look on a desk, holding some stationary? Maybe have some bath products?


I had this text within flowers paper (I believe it is by Making Memories) and I decided to create my own text within a flower. I used the Remember set and Background Basics Text Style for the tag


Some masking made it all possible. I love the look! VERY simple.


I then tied some ribbon around the top, and embellished with some Prima flowers.

I think it looks fabulous. Someone may not even care if there is anything inside! But all they have to do is slide off the bow (and then they can easily replace it) and open it up!

OK I must run!! I know I’m brief but I have a ton to do.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you all visit me tomorrow for the news.

My Etsy

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