YEAH! It is finally Saturday. I may just take a break!

I have been busier than EVER but have never loved it so much. Not many people can say the LOVE what they do and their JOB is their hobby!

If you didn’t stop by this week yet, you will definitely want to SCROLL down and see everything I’ve been sharing using the FIRST RELEASE from  My Time Made Easy™ LLC. You will also want to click on ALL the links to the Design Team who have been hard at work providing you some really amazing samples. Our gallery will (hopefully) be ready for our next release!!

Kristin Bueter has another sample for you!

Today Catherine Doucette wraps up our week of  My Time Made Easy™ LLC projects.

Here is a peek at just ONE of her samples today-perfect for you scrappers!


Together we, as a team, all shared over 35 projects with you! That is definitely fantastic. Each one of the girls had their own style and take on the products, that I’m sure one of us is bound to get you inspired to start creating! Even if you’ve never made a 3D template before, you can totally DO this! We’ve made quick, easy and INEXPENSIVE!

We also have a FREE Pretty Packaging © template download for you to try because we KNOW once you do you will be HOOKED 😀

For ONLY $5 you get UNLIMITED use a fabulous Pretty Packaing © template, that YOU get to customize each time you create. You spend more $$ on a special latte at the coffee shop! Let’s not even talk about how expensive gift bags are, for ONE TIME use!

Each template comes with step by step full color photo/instructions.

You can get ALL our templates  in the following formats:

  • PDF files – for those of you with home printers
  • 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 files – 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) 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 files – 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
  • WPC files – This format is used exclusively with the Pazzles Inspiration & Bosskut’s Gazelle.
  •  All our CUT files come with the PDF version as well. An amazing value.

    All that said, how about some more samples?

    I always say it’s all about the packaging! I totally believe it. The most insignificant of gifts can be made so much more special when you present it in something home-made!

    Be it some candy, tea lights, soaps, bath and body products, gift cards, beaded jewelry, a set of notecards…….it all looks better packed up to be pretty and special. Major marketing companies agree! It is the packaging that sells you and attracts you to the product! You can also easily spot a particular company/brand by the packaging/logo!

    Today I have used Shutt-erfly © to package up some special treats!


    This makes the best packaging for all sorts of gifts. I decided to use it for some cookies.

    Now, I don’t cook often….but if I have to, I’d rather BAKE. I recently attended a cookie swap. We each had to create 3 dozen cookies, and include the recipe. I made my FAVORITE cookie-Raspberry Linzer Cookies. They are SO delicious!!

    I even designed my own recipe cards to hand out 😀 (I honestly had more fun designing the recipe cards, than making the cookies!)

    I had some extra cookies left over, so I packaged these up for a friend I hadn’t seen in some time.


    The tag was stamped using the All A Flutter Sentiments ©. I made a quick hanging tag. It matches the Fluttering-By Pretty Printables © digi paperthat I used on the project base.

    I used the Shutt-erfly Additions to create the “flower” on the top of the box.


    (the flecks you see are a copper glitter I sprinkled everywhere! LOL!)

    I just colored a portion of the flowers to look like petals, then painted on some Shimmerz. (I’m hooked on that lately)

    Now the best part is the flower doesn’t get ruined because the top comes off!


    I cut off the top of the template for this one! (about 1 1/2 inches from the top score) and added a belly band. I put the cookies in a frosted bag to keep them fresh and allow the recipient to re-use the box!

    Here they are all packaged up and ready to go!


    I like to usually include the recipe when I give a homemade treat, so the recipe card was a pretty bonus to the gift 😀



    Pretty Packaging ©: Shutt-erfly ©

    Pretty Impressions ©: All A Flutter Sentiments ©

    Pretty Printables ©digi paper in Flutter-By ©

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Ganache, white, Rosey Cheeks

    Ink: Chocolate, and Copic markers

    Other: ribbon, nestabilities, Prima leaves, Pumpkin Shimmerz, corduroy brads by SU, label punch by SU, copper cording, brass brad

    Thank you to all of you who stop by for a visit, comment and/or send emails! It is so nice and appreciated to hear from you! We all worked hard this week to inspire you in some way.

    I hope you have some MY TIME this weekend 😀