Archive for March 31st, 2010

Release Day Group Post

Mar 31, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy

If you want to see all the products we rleased this month go to the NEW PRODUCTS PAGE! 

Today is our big Group Post!! In honor of the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC release day we always have the team feature some projects for you to get the wheels spinning.

Get a pen handy so you can start writing down all the ideas these creations spark for you!

All of you cardmakers out there will be bouncing for joy over this assignment! I challenged each of the design team members to create 4 cards! I thought it would be so fun and cool for you to see such a wide variety of ideas, using this months release, in one day!

As I said before, all our products are designed to coordinate! That means they are perfect for cards, tags, templates or any other project you have in mind. I really hope you enjoy what each of us has put together.

You will definitely want to visit each one of the following members:

  • Geny Cassady
  • Katie Cotton
  • Mona Pendleton
  • Pam Imholz
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Now for my 4 cards I decided that it would be REALLY fun to show you how awesome it can be to have BOTH the Acrylic version of the images and mix it up with the Digital version! You may be confused by what I mean, so I will show you.

    I chose to use the Just For You © set to share just HOW versatile it is, and so fun to use. If there was ever a set to get in the digital version, this one is IT! This set was designed with all sorts of gifting giving and occasions in mind. I also used a similar “element” in each. That being 2 circles to the left of the main object! Each layout is different, but the ideas the same!!

    1) Happy Birthday Cake


    On this card I used the Digital version of the cake from the Just For You © set.

    Note: ALL our digital sets come with complete step by step photo instructions on HOW to use digital stamps!

    I used the acrylic version of the set for my Happy Birthday sentiment, and the little flowers in the circle. Perfect example of how fun it can be to have BOTH!

    I adore the cake image in the Just For You © set! I designed it to fit within the circular sentiments that are in the set. Upon designing it I WANTED to add the flowers (that are also in the set) to it. Having it be a smaller image, I chose NOT to. I knew the details would get lost. Plus I designed it knowing that I would offer the digital version, so the options would be open! I also wanted to keep the design open to being colored for boys/men, or allow YOU to add whatever YOU want! Not everyone WANTS flowers on a cake. (shocking I know!)


    SO……using my photo editing software, I resized my cake. I then added the flowers from the set to my cake image, layering them where I want! I used the paint to color the leaves, and could have computer colored my cake, but opted for copic coloring instead! I LOVE my markers, and coloring is so therapeutic to me 😀 Reminds me of being a kid again, only I’m doing a “grown up” activity. Now if I were in a swap, or were using this image for invitations/favors I certainly would go for the computer colored version (makes mass production a BREEZE!).


    OK once I have everything where I wanted it, I printed the image 3 times.


    Because I knew I wanted the look of a TRULY tiered cake!


    Look at that dimension! AMAZING!

    I also added some liquid pearls to the border. I love the elegance this has. My mom’s birthday is next week so I made this just for her. As you may notice the flowers in the Fresh Flowers © digital paper coordinate with the images in the Just For You © set too!

    Now this card doesn’t count as my set of 4! I want to share a card using the paper and colors, even the SAME image, only using the ACRYLIC version of the Just For You © set.

    Mr. & Mrs.


    (First let me say I SWEAR the ribbon matches my paper! LOL! Something with the lighting reflected a hue…so it looks off but I swear its not!)

    Isn’t this a stunning Wedding card?

    OK! Now here is the acrylic version of the set! The cake image, dashed circle, and sentiment, all stamps.


    I colored my cake with my copic markers. I used the dashed circle in the set around the cake for an elegant look. I then punched it out of a circle. I used the same Fresh Flowers © digital paper, and cut a tag. My Mr. & Mrs. were stamped on a punched tag, then added to the layered label. I them stamped, colored and cut a flower for the perfect lil touch!

    OK back to the 2nd of the 4 cards…….

    2) Celebrate You


    Another great example of the acrylic version of the set, combined with the stamp version.This also uses the same principal of having 2 circle images to the left of the main image.

    I adore the sentiment. That is stamped on the bottom of the card. You can never have too many sentiments! When a set combines both it is a WIN! WIN! for me.


    I love the little cupcakes in this set. ( we also have paper to match them in the Just Perfect © digital paper collection). Sometimes you want a BIGGER cupcake. Heck, you could make this HUGE and cut it out as a party invite or add it to a gift bag, or template! (OH! Giving myself ideas as I type :D) It was so fun to combine these too.

    I colored them all the same and used my Copic markers. Easy peasy. I don’t know who will get this but I know I love red & brown together. What do you think? Cute having the same image in a various sizes right?

    OK now we go on to card #3

    3) A little something


    I LOVE the teapot from the Just For You © set. I knew I’d want to make it larger (yesterday I used it in actual size on a gift/tag). So, I did just that using the digital version!

    I used another one of the paper collections called Fun Flowers ©, and an older set GaGa for Gingham © (I use that one a LOT!). It helped me with my colors and gave a fresh look!

    I stamped my sentiment to match.


    I found that the flower images from the acrylic version of the set fit perfectly into my digitally enlarged tea pot! Now I also could have used the digital flowers, like in my cake but I decided to go for stamps instead. I stamped them twice, and popped them up on dimensionals. They match my flowers too 😀

    Now we have card 4

    4) You mean the world to me


    A sentiment I have LONG loved, and never had!

    When I see a house image I think “home” and home to me is love, and where everything I hold dear is in reach.

    OK so this one doesn’t combine ANY digital images with acrylic, but it does fit my layout of the 2 circles to the left of the main image idea, so bear with me. Would you believe me if I told you that the concept of that all happened purely by accident? I guess I was somehow mentally in that mindset, and until I edited all my photos saw this pattern! A very cool accident!


    I love this quirky lil house. Its the perfect size. I stamped this onto white cardstock in a not quite navy ink. Used a nestablitly label, and sponged my grass & sky.

    Now for this one I took some scrap left over from the Fresh Flowers © digital paper, stamped my house, and paper pieced it over my main image (cutting out the windows and door in the pattern so the base image pops through!). I felt the the  Darling Dots © patterned matched my scallop house trim 😀


    My ribbon…..well I took some white grosgrain ribbon, then colored it with my Copic markers to match! Sometimes we have to improvise!

    Well there you have it! Now I do have some more card I made too, that I will share as the days pass on, so keep checking in. I hope this team post will be helpful to you all in some way.

    We still have over a WEEK of daily inspiration and samples to share, so come back tomorrow!

    Supplies: Happy Birthday Cake

    Pretty Impressions © stamps:  Just for You digital & acrylic

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper:  Fresh Flowers

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: Blushing, Tuber, OSW white, Thistle Stalk

    Ink: Versamagic, Copic Markers

    Other: Liquid Pearls

    Supplies:  Mr & Mrs.

    Pretty Impressions © stamps:  Just for You acrylic

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper:  Fresh Flowers,

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: Blushing, Tuber, OSW white

    Ink: Versamagic, Momento, Copic Markers

    Ribbon: May Arts

    Other: adhesive pearls, Nestability label, SU! Punch

    Supplies: Celebrate You

    Pretty Impressions © stamps:  Just for You acrylic & digital

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock:  OSW white, Oat, Gancahe, Macintosh

    Ink: Momento, Copic Markers

    Ribbon: May Arts

    Other: singlo gel pen

    Supplies: A Little Something

    Pretty Impressions © stamps:  Just for You acrylic & digital

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper:  Fun Flowers, GaGa for Gingham

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: OSW white, Cricket

    Ink: Versamagic, Momento, Copic Markers

    Ribbon: May Arts

    Other: Prima Flowers, adhesive rhinestones

    Supplies: You mean the world to me

    Pretty Impressions © stamps:  Just for You acrylic

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper:  Fresh Flowers, Darling Dots

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: OSW white, Sprinkle, Lagoon

    Ink: Versamagic, Momento, Copic Markers

    Ribbon: May Arts

    Other: Buttons

    Well thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed what you’ve seen so far, and what is to come!

    See you back here tomorrow.

    Today is the day of the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC April Release!

    We have released: (click the highlighted link to be directed to that area of the store)

    3 NEW! Pretty Impressions © stamp sets

    In our large sets you receive two 4 X 6 sheets of acrylic stamps

    In our smaller sets you receive one 4 X 6 sheet of acrylic stamps

    *Each set this month is also available in a digital format!*

    Take Time © Set of 21 images – $20

    Petal Perfection © Set of 8 image-$12

    Just For You © Set of 38 images- $20

    3 NEW! Pretty Packaging © Templates

    Pick of the Petals ©

    Slip Cover ©

    Take Time Pocket ©

    7 NEW! Pretty Pieces © Cut Files

    5 of the Border Builders ©: Elegance, Open Scallop, Scallop Dot, Scallop Hole, Zig Zag 

    Rambling Rose ©

    Petal Pefection (matches Petal Perfection stamp set)

    7 NEW! Pretty Printables © Digital Paper Packages

    Just Perfect

    Perfect Petals

    Fun Flowers

    Fresh Flowers

    Fresh Fabric Collection 1

    Fresh Fabric Collection 2

    Fresh Fabric Collection 3

    1 FREE!  Pretty Printables © Digital Paper Packages

    Free Style Florals

    1 New! Perfect Package © Collection

    Take Time Package

    So happy shopping!!!

    Hope you can join me!

    Mar 31, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    OK this is post 2 for today!

    I hope any of you New England stampers can join me!


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