Archive for June, 2010

Happy Release Day!

That means you can get all our new products today (and some past release stuff too of course! LOL!)

You can view all our NEW PRODUCTS—> HERE! 


All stamp set orders placed between July 3rd-July 11th will not begin to ship until July 12th, as I will be out of the office for that time. Any and all templates/file downloads will not be affected by this, as they are all an instant download. Please note any customer service issues will also be handled upon my return. Please be sure to select the correct file types upon ordering, and retrieve your downloads prior to expiration. Also please read our download instructions prior to ordering.  

Today we have our special Group Post.  On the first of the month (our release day) we all like to get together to show you how EASY it is to use our Pretty Impressions stamp images on cards too! While all our products are made to coordinate with our Pretty Packaging templates, and make your gift giving even easier, they are ALL also amazing for just cards and tags!

Today we will each be sharing some cards with you, made using either the Gardeners Apron or the Simple Seedling Cut Files. While making cards is a blast, sometimes those shaped cards make it even more so!

So be sure to pop on by and see what the team has in store for you!

  • Dawn Easton
  • Catherine Doucette
  • Geny Cassady
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lesa Rapp
  • Pam Imholz
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • So first up for me:

    Today I am using images from the Tending the Garden set.


    Note: This is also available in a digital download!

    Now for some card samples!

    Gardeners Apron © Pretty Pieces Cut File $2.50


    For your kindness

    Completed Project Size:

    5 1/2 Inches Tall

    3 3/4 Inches Wide

    Fits in the standard A2 size envelope!Available in PDF, SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSDI have longed for a perfect apron shaped card/tag for some time now. With the release of Tending the Garden ©, I felt this was the perfect time for me to create such a shaped card/tag, for the perfect companion to the set.

    The BEST part about this template? There is virtually NO WASTE!!

    Even the half moon that you cut out (for the head opening) can serve as the “pocket/pockets” of your apron!


    You just take your scissors, and snip off either side of the scrap pieces from the apron opening!


    See-even my 5 year old can do it! (she cut the pockets for me so I could take these photos!)


    This is the pocket (above) once cut. The rest of the design proccess is up to you!

    On mine I just faux stitched the pockets using a Singlo white gel pen, and added a small strip of cardstock to the tops.

    The little label in the Tending the Garden © set is also just the perfect shaped pocket.


    Here I stamped the label in brown ink, cut it out, and turned it upside-down, and used it as a top pocket, but you can also use it for the bottom pockets!

    I used the layering daisy image in the set to create a flower that matched my daisy patterned paper from the Gardening Greats: Acorn Squash/Ganache collection. For the bottom of my apron I used a scaled down version of the gingham pattern from the Fluttering By collection.

    Many of the stamp images and sentiments fit perfectly in that label (pocket) too, so personalizing and coordinating gifts has never been easier!


    All the layering panels are done for you to quickly and easily create all sorts of stunning layered designs.

    For some FABULOUS apron pattern ideas CHECK THIS OUT! 

    Also note many of our Pretty Prinatbles paper collections make GREAT color/pattern combinations for these aprons too!! Many similar to those linked.

    MORE Ideas for use:

    Card or tag for a Gardener, a new neighbor, or a Bride, Homeowner, or anyone who loves to cook!

    Perfect gift card holder to shop at local nursery, or to a specialty home store. Maybe even a home based business like Tastefully Simple. or Pampered Chef.

    Invitation to a event such as a Recipe Swap, BBQ, Dinner/Luncheon, Gardening event/party, Pot Luck gathering, or a card/tag for a hostess. Add a recipe onto the apron, or make it a card and put the recipe inside it.A perfect wrap for a planter, maybe some seed packets, or how about a jar of homemade soup, sauce, dip, jams/jellies or other mixes.

    Use as a tag in a food tray, dip mix, or in a plant/ herb garden.

    Create a book marker for that favorite cookbook recipe.

    A cute way to display your meal plans for the week, or invite someone over for dinner!

    Label your home baked treats, jams or other dishes you may bring to a event.

    The ideas are endless!

    You may also want to check out the Wonderful Watering Can Pretty Packaging template , and the Simple Seedling envelope/card set, as well as our coordinating Pretty Printables Digital Papers!

    Now I have yet another Gardener Apron to share.


    This was made for my very special friend Renee’e MIL. Sadly her MIL passed just days after her birthday, so I don’t know if she ever received it.

    I was particularly inspired by THIS APRON. I used the Tending the Garden stamp set, and the Gardening Greats: Candied Apple Jack collection and the Picket Fence collection. I think it turned out to be quite stunning!


    I used the same ideas as the first apron, only this time used patterned paper for my bottom pockets.


    I LOVE the rose image in this set, and it fit perfectly into my label. I just used markers to color it, then stamp it. The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped over the rose image.


    Now I need to make a sympathy card for their family, in place of this birthday card. I will share that one later this week.

    Now let me share a super sweet sample, using our NEW! Simple Seedling © Pretty Pieces Cut File, and the Tending the Garden Stamp Set.


    New Little Sprout

    I designed this for a friend who is hosting a baby shower. The parent to be are having a boy in September. We live in “cow country” and the expectant parents also own a farm where they grow/sell items. She was looking for a fun shower favor idea, and asked if I could help her with the design of it. So, I thought this would make the cutest favors! Inside we will put various seed packets!


    We only have to make 35, so it should be pretty simple. She was VERY excited when I brought this to her. Simply change up the colors and you have baby girl favors!

    Due to “time” she will be altering this design by using a strip of the Gardening Greats: Sunflower Sprinkles Paper (the pea pod design) across the envelope bottom instead.


    For my main image I used the “seed packet” frame from Tending the Garden. I stamped the frame in a darker green ink, from SEI onto Cricket cardstock, then cut it out. I re-stamped my “seed packet” frame, in a black ink, onto white cardstock, and then cut that out. The frame and pea pod were colored with my Copic markers.


    I then stamped my pea pod image twice. Once on the frame, then again on a separate piece of cardstock. I cut out the peas and front layer of the pea pod, and put it on dimensionals. The sentiment ” New Little Sprout” was curved to fit the curve of the frame then stamped in place. I also added the 32 cents image in the corner to go along with the “seed packet” idea.

    To finish it off I tied a simple bow atop the pea pod. Its adhered with a mini clear glue dot.

    Simple Seedling © Pretty Pieces Cut File $2.50 seed-bean-pkt.JPG

    With the release of the Tending the Garden Pretty Impressions stamp set, I knew I wanted a card/envelope set inspired by the design of a traditional seed packet! You can never have too many options for presenting your card/tags/gifts!!

    I also wanted to ensure that several seed packets, a thick packet of seeds, or a gift card/gift certificate would fit as well. All that being said I now have the Simple Seedling Envelope/Card combination. As you can see it easily fits what I desired it to, and it is also a great card/tag option! Perfect for adding to a gift 😀


    As you can see this tag fit perfectly in the envelope!! Both have a wonderful scallop design that will make your finished creation, so matter how simple-a WOW!


    5 1/4 Inches Tall

    3 3/4 Inches Wide


    For my envelope I used the 6 circle cluster from the Paper Pattern Pieces set to create my border! I just stamped the clusters in a white pigment ink, then stamped the circle fillers in blue and green ink (in an alternating pattern) from SEI.Scallop Card:5 Inches Tall

    3 1/2 Inches Wide

    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSD


    I just used removeable adhesive to adhere my seed packets to my tag/card insert!

    So super simple and so many endless possibilities! This would be an ULTRA cut birth announcment with the details on the pull out card too 😀

    Used separately or together this cut file is SIMPLY amazing.You may also want to check out the Wonderful Watering Can Pretty Packaging template, as well as our coordinating Gardening Greats or Botacncial Beauties Pretty Printables Digital Papers!

    Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Tending the Garden

    Pretty Printables © Digital Paper- Picket Fence, Gardening Greats, Fluttering By

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Sunflower, Whale Watching, Cricket, Bow Bells, Santa’s Beard

    other: vellum cardstock

    Ink: Momento. Sei

    Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Gardeners Apron, Simple Seedling

    Ribbon by May Arts and SU! , Copic Markers, Prima Flowers, buttons by Foo Fa La

    Thank you all, for stopping by! I’ll be back with even more tomorrow!

    Happy shopping

    July Release from MTME

    Jun 30, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: My Time Made Easy

    I’m so very excited that the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC  JULY release is finally here!

    PLEASE NOTE: I am going on vacation July 3rd-11th. I will have NO internet access during this time so I will be unavaialbe until then. Also orders received during that time will not ship out until July 12th. Thank you!

    You can view * ALL NEW PRODUCTS HERE *

    We have many NEW! Products that coordinate together! So don’t miss out D

    My shipping is VERY affordable and I ship WORLDWIDE D

    2 NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates

    The Flapper

    Wonderful Watering Can

    3 NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamps Sets Tending The Garden: Set of 50 Images $20 *also available in Digital Download* for $12 Killer Curves Set of 8 images $20

    Lovely Labels 1: Set of 5 images $12

    16 NEW! Pretty Printables Paper CollectionsTOO MANY TO LIST! So check them out.

    4 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut Files 

    Gardening Apron

    Perfect Pansy

    Simple Seedling

    Lovely Labels Cut File

    (last month Killer Curves coordinates with this month’s Killer Curves set)

    1 NEW! Perfect Package Collection <—Check it out!!If you haven’t yet you may want to sign up for our NEWSLETTER on our Website.

    Detailed information about our products can be seen on the ABOUT PAGE

    Do not forget to READ DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS prior to checking out, and be SURE you selected the correct file type!!!!

    Also do NOT let your download expire before you have a change to download it.

    If you have *any* customer service questions or issues please contact me at:

    [email protected]


    Winner of DAY 1 Giveaway

    Jun 30, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

    This is the 2nd post for today! Please Scroll down to view our projects! 

    Through the Winner of the Givewaway #1 package was #47:

    Sandy Curtis |

    I must say that this is one of your best templates yet! Such a unique opening that I have never seen before anywere! I love how you make everything go together for easy use but those who are not as crafty as you! Thanks for all your hard work and beautiful gifts!

    Sandy C.

    Jun 29, 9:42 AM

    Sandy you have won:

    Pretty Packaging Templates called The Flapper $5

    Killer Curves: Set of 8 Images $20

    Lovely Labels 1: Set of 5 images $12

    Lovely Label 1 © Pretty Pieces Cut File $1.00


    Winner for Prize Package #2 will be posted tomorrow

    over today's July release projects!

    (first let me say my blog text is acting all wonky so I apologize!)

    I simply can't tell you how excited I am over this next Pretty Packaging Template and Pretty Impressions stamp combination!Tomorrow is July 1st so you can get it all ten! There is little time to wait!So start planning your projects/gifts now! So get ready for a ton of inspiration :D


  • Lesa Rapp
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Pam Imholz
  • Use the NEW! Wonderful Watering Can template with the NEW! Tending the Garden stamp set.

    Also check out

  • Dawn Easton
  • Geny Cassady
  • They will each share 2 cards using the Tending the Garden set today!

    Now I have a FABULOUS project with so many details, that I put them all into a video slide-show for you! I did include a few photos of the details within my post as well.I will share details about the release below, so enjoy!

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    Wonderful Watering Can ©

    Pretty Packaging Template: $5


    Completed Project Size

    4 1/4 Inches Tall

     4 Inches Wide

    3 Inches Deep

    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, and GSD

    This template was designed to coordinate with the Tending the Garden Pretty Impressions stamp set. You may also want to check out the Gardening Apron, and Simple Seedling envelope/card set, as well as our coordinating Pretty Printables Digital Papers


    Now it is easier than ever to create your own version, and I will share MANY options over the next couple of days!! There is something so simply appealing to me about the design of a simple watering can. It brings up so many fond memories or my own mother planting seeds each Spring. So much so that I decided to create this stunning 3 dimensional template for you to be able to make your own unique, and stunning gift presentations!There are so many possible uses for this beauty. otr-sdwtrn.JPG I simply cannot believe this is made from all cardstock. It is a marvelous presentation that is sure to make anyone wonder HOW you did it!

    I decorated by Wonderful Watering Can © using a NEW! Coordinating stamp set called Tending the Garden. In that set there is a "framed" image, that is meant to be similar to a seed packet! Within the stamp set there are many images and sentiments that can be used alone, or within the seed packet frame.


    Here I stamped the frame in a darker green ink on my Pasture cardstock.I stamped the frame again onto white cardstock, and cut and layered it. Within the frame I stamped my whimsical version of a Pansy flower, and the sentiment "Bloom with Happiness".

    I also stamped the leaf border that goes around the template.


    For my handle I used some brads to make this template appear even more realistic!

    The top panel leaves so many possiblities. Here I used the Picket Fence Digital Paper.


    The spout is another great detail, you can do so many various things with it (as you will see soon!) to really add to the details.

    I embellished mine by using a NEW! Perfect Pansy Pretty Pieces Cut File

    Perfect Pansy © Pretty Pieces Cut File $2.50


    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSD

    What could be more perfect than a pretty pansy?

    If you loved the Rambling Rose © Pretty Pieces Cut File, then you are going to flip for this stunning Perfect Pansy © Pretty Pieces Cut File!

    This one is available in a PDF (printer friendly version) for those of you with printers, who missed out on the Rambling Rose © Pretty Pieces Cut File due to it’s complexity.

    When I designed this Perfect Pansy © Pretty Pieces Cut File I created it with my own mother in mind. I have very fond memories of my mother in the garden every year of my life. Every time I see a Pansy I think of her. She was forever planting Pansy’s each Spring. Our walkway was always lined with the pretty flowers. I often buy her Pansy’s yearly, as it brings such warm memories back to me. More photos further down bckvw.JPG This is the other side of the watering can. ALWAYS decorate all sides of your projects! Ideas for use:

    It makes a perfect table centerpiece, party favor or gift packaging.

    Design to package some floral themed stationary

    Gardening supplies

    Flower/ plant /herb seed packets

    Floral scented oilsS

    cented candles

    Any sort of bath & body products Dip’s, drink or food mixesSweet home baked treatsBird seed/feeder

    Special keepsake items

    or a real/silk planter!

    Whatever you choose to use this Watering Can for it is sure to look wonderful


    This is the complete gift set. Easily designed to coordinate! Could it get any better?? (YES! Because there is even MORE to share soon!)

    mrecndle.JPG There is a set of 10 floral scented tea lights which I stamped little covers to match my set. I used the same leaf images that I used in my border.wtrcndset5.JPGThey fit perfectly inside the watering can!


     All I did was give a little squeeze to the top to fit them inside.


    I decorated a bird cage candle holder to match, using the Perfect Pansy Cut File!


    Isn't this simply stunning? The close up of the Pansy is in the description above.

    If you want MORE photos/ideas for ways the Pansy can be designed check THIS OUT!

    I thought it would be fun to include some information about the Pansy too!

    The pansy is named from the French word "pensee" meaning thoughts, in particular the thoughts of lovers. The myth grew that you could see a loved one in the face of the pansy.

     Legend tells the flower was originally white, and blushed bright purple where it was pierced by Cupid’s arrow. This accounts for the flower's reputation of bringing thoughts of loved ones.

    In Victorian times, the language of flowers evolved into a parlor game for sending secret messages to your loved one. A small bouquet of pansies meant "Think of me."

    Shakespeare's famous character Ophelia used the meaning of the pansy to express herself in Hamlet: "There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts." In the 1880s pansies were one of the most popular flowers and remain so to this day. OK how about a card to match my project? Sadly I forgot to include it in the group photo, but it is obvious it is a perfect match.canflower.JPG

    I know you may be dying to see MORE of the Tending The Garden set, and are most likely wondering WHAT is included for images!

    Well of course we have a watering can! That was the entire basis of the set.

    This one is fabulous because it has a lot of great fetures.

    Tending The Garden: Set of 50 Images $20

    *also available in Digital Download* for $12

    This is a must have set!

    With so many wonderful sentiments, and images combined, you will be able to create a variety of gifts from the heart, and for many occasions. The images and sentiments in the set can be used alone, or be used within the watering can image, as well as in the watering can label -which happens to fit perfectly on the watering can image! Or the images and sentiments can be used within the "seed packet" frame, which again can also be used own its own!


    As you can see I made this watering can 3 dimensional. I had stamped it onto white vellum cardstock, dry embossed it from the back to create a puffy watering can!

    I stamped the bottom with one of the solid band images that come with the set.

    I decided I wanted the label on my watering can, so I stamped my sentiment of choice, and then I stamped inside the label using one of the floral swag images in the set. This swag was also used to create the border strip along my card! canwtrcan6.JPGI used a singlo pen to color my flowers purple, and flower centers white.I also used a butterfly from the set to add to the garden feel. Often where you see flowers, you see butterflies and bees! 

    This is a super set that can have a lot of sentimental value! With an arrangement of images and sentiments alike that fit within the seed packet like frame, you will find so many used for it!


    You may also notice that I chose to use the flowers from the Fancy Frames set, to "fill" my watering can. I added some Flower Soft for a PERFECT touch. I also used the Killer: Curves Fancy Frames for my decorative border detail!

    Sentiments in this set include:

    Planted in Memory of:

    In Loving Memory

    Our Love Grows

    Planted With Love

    Love is in bloom Tending the GardenJust for youFor your kindness

    Just Bee-cause

    You are tree-mendous!

    May you always bee happy.

    The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Happy Birthday

    Lil' Sweet Pea

    Thinking of you

    With Thanks

    To love and be loved

    is to feel the sun

    from both sides.

    David Viscott


    Seeds of Kindness

    New Little Sprout


    How ya bean?

    Bloom with happiness This set was designed to coordinate with the Wonderful Watering Can Pretty Packaging Template. purp-wtrcn3.JPGYou may also want to check out the Gardening Apron, and Simple Seedling envelope/card set, as well as our coordinating Pretty Printables Digital Papers

    The more you see of the items from this release, the MORE you will fall in love! It is peek gardening season still, so it's never too late to give gifts. Better yet, this set was made versatile enough for gifts of any occasion, ALL YEAR ROUND!

    OK now it is time for the GIVEAWAY!!

    Valued at: $52.00

    Simply leave a comment on today's post! Let me know what you think of the projects and YOUR favorite flower!

     You will be entered to win:

    Pretty Packaging Template: Wonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions Stamps: Tending the Garden Entire collection of 7 Gardening Greats Pretty Printables paper!

    Pretty Pieces Cut File : Perfect Pansy

    Winner will be drawn in the morning of the 1st! 



    Pretty Packaging © template - Waonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Tending the Garden, Killer Curves, Killer Curves: Fancy Frames

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper: Picket Fence

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Sunflower, Pasture, Tannenbaum, Carousel, Quest, vellum

    Ink: Momento, Copic Markers

    Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Perfect Pansy

    Ribbon by May Arts, brads by SU!, Bird from Michael's craft store, buttons by Foo Fa La, Flower Soft

    As always thank you for the sweet support, the time you take to read, stop by and/or comment and email :D

    Enjoy the rest of the today! The official release is just HOURS away! Our group post will be next, so don't miss it!

    Till tomorrow.

    Hi everyone!

    Well today is day one of peeks for our July 1st Release at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC.

    Due to the summer schedule’s of basically everyone our project samples will be shared a little differently, with myself and the team having July 3rd and 4th off 😀 We are STILL going to share the same amount of projects, we are just going to double up on a few days. I’m sure you can all relate to the craziness of the summer holiday 😀

    Now just because we are sharing things a little different this release doesn’t make it any less fabulous!


    *Katie Cotton

    *Tracey Cuccia

     and Silke Ledlow

    are all going to be using one of our NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates called The Flapper! They will each also use either the  Killer Curves or Lovely Labels set. You will definitely want to see what they’ve done!

  • Dawn Easton
  • Geny Cassady
  •  create a card using the Killer Curves or Lovely Labels sets as well, so make sure you stop by and take a PEEK at their amazing projects today!

    So let me start sharing with you!

    First up is the Pretty Packaging Templates called The Flapper


    Here is my first creation for you to get a pretty good idea of the possibilities of this template! I truly love it, and I think you will too. Bottom line, you simply can never have enough great ways to present your gifts or homemade items!

    The Flapper Pretty Packaging Template: $5 5 Inches Wide4 Inches Deep2 1/2 Inches TallAvailable in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, and GSD


    This is one box that is anything but BASIC. It is angled on all sides, and once it is untied, it unwraps lots of exciting possibilities!! A plethora of gifts can be wrapped up in here! Just use your imagination 😀fudge.JPG Named after its fashionable “flap” closure, this perfectly angled box is sure to be one you will treasure!! It can be masculine, elegant, cute or quirky! Endless possibilities.This box is sure to have the recipients lips flapping with excitement! Additonal photos will be provided on the website 😀

    I placed some tissue paper inside this creation and added some Chocolate Walnut Fudge from Fudgie Wudgie. My personal favorite is the Maple Walnut! This EASILY fits over 1 lb of fudge. Their fudge is to DIE FOR!!!! Everyone is getting a box from me this holiday season.

    What a great display for such a wonderfully delicious gift. (this was actually ONE of the 12 teacher gifts I made this year!)


    The template includes all the decorative mat layers, to make designing even easier! It even includes the scalloped bottom panel! I will show you also that you don’t HAVE to use the mat layers to make this a WOW 😀

    I used a Santa’s Beard card-stock for my template, and a Ganache card-stock for the template flap and bottom scalloped panel. I used a Sunflower card-stock to create my decorative panels.

    All the panels were stamped with one of the four shilouette images from the Killer Curves set. I stamped some of the shilouettes in Ivory Craft ink, and some in a rich brown ink, creating a super simple, yet stunning layered look.

    ABOUT the  Killer Curves: Set of 8 Images $20

    This is a stunning label stamp set that was designed to coordinate with our Killer Curves Frames Cut File.

     The various frames measures: 2 ½ inches squared. These frames make stunning tags, or cards for any occasion quick and easy!This set comes complete with 4 gorgeous floral silhouettes that fit perfectly within the stamped frames, but can be used on their own, making this set a MUST HAVE!

    This set can be combined with a variety of other stamps you may already have, or purchase in the future! Perfect for framing your favorite sentiment, image, or even a photo!

    There is also a companion Killer Curves: Fancy Frames set that also coordinates with our Killer Curves Frame Cut File

    NOTE: The FRAME images from the Killer Curves set was not used in this creation, only one of the shilouette flowers.

    As you will see the Lovely Labels 1 © set with coordinating Lovely Labels Cut File, and the Killer Curves © also with coordinating Killer Curves Frame Cut File, make a perfect addition to this template too.


    For the top of this I used a combination of sentiments from Just For You and Sensational Sentiments! I think it added a really nice touch. If you have the  Just For You set the larger sentiments are PERFECT for this! 

    My flower shilouettes are made the main focus for this project! I used the Lovely Labels 1 © set with coordinating Lovely Labels Cut File to make the perfect frame for my flowers. I chose to use the open line tag, and combined it with the center tag image. I think its just so pretty. Designer brads embellish my tag perfectly!

    Lovely Labels 1: Set of 5 images $12 The Lovely Labels 1 © set was designed to coordinate Lovely Labels Cut File The tags measure roughly 1 ½ X 2 ¼ You can never have too many tag design options! This set provides you with 4 various frame styles that will dress up any creation! You can put a variety or images and/or sentiments within these frames. Even customize your own labels.

    Be sure you check out our other pretty impressions stamp sets, as MANY of our sentiments/images fit perfectly inside 😀

    Now let me share about the coordinating cut file:

    Lovely Label 1 © Pretty Pieces Cut File $1.00 Available in SVG, WPC, DXF, and GSD This is a layered label set that was designed to coordinate with the Lovely Labels 1 stamp set. Used on its own it also makes a lovely tag for any card, or pretty packaging template! There are endless possibilities for this cut file!Well this is all just the beginning of so much still yet to share! Thanks for stopping by.Time for a GIVEAWAY! Valued at $38

    Simply leave a comment about your thoughts on today’s project, or what you think YOU would like to package in this fabulous template!

    You will be entered to win the following:

    Pretty Packaging Templates called The Flapper $5

    Killer Curves: Set of 8 Images $20

    Lovely Labels 1: Set of 5 images $12

    Lovely Label 1 © Pretty Pieces Cut File $1.00

    Contest winner wil be drawn tomorrow evening.


    Pretty Packaging Template: The Flapper

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets: Killer Curves, Lovely Lables 1, Just for You, Sensational Sentiments

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Lovely Labels 1

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Sunflower, Ganache, Santa’s Beard

    Ink by SEI

    Ribbon from Michaels Craft Store

     As always thank you for stopping by! I so enjoy my interaction with you all. Have a super day.

    Time off

    Jun 25, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: family stuff


    Well I will be taking off the next few days to spend time with my family. It is very much needed.

    In the meantime here are some photo of my sweet dog Daisy.


    She is a cockapoo and is almost 3 years old.

    She weighs 14lbs and is the SWEETEST thing on 4 paws.

    I can’t get TOO close cause she starts licking my camera! LOL!

    Her face is still dirty from the bowl of Spaghetti O’s she ate, courtesy of Amber who left them on the sidetable unattened too long!!


    I thought I’d share some recent photos of her 😀 Its been a while. I do have photos of my poor kitties but I can’t bare to share them yet.


    Daisy has been sad since they have been gone. She use to slee with them each afternoon  :C


    Be back soon!

    Hi everyone!I'm on the run and have a quick project to share :D So I hope you enjoy another SLIDESHOW!!Its like a photo video tour! I really enjoy having these here and I hope you do too. I feel like my work can be better showcased!Also check out Pam <---CLICK :D She has a project too!

    Cherry Blossom Bath Set

    Cherry Blossom Gift Set
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    Pretty Packaging Template: Jam Packed

    Impressions Stamps: Well Preserved, Fanciful Flourshes, Take Time

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock- Raven, Blessings

    More updates

    Jun 24, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: family stuff

    Thanks for all your warm thoughts and prayers.

    I am taking a few days off before the next release begins. It will be a much needed break.

    Alexa has bad allergies-or so I am told. Not sure yet how I feel about that diagnosis. She has been congested for some time and on all sort of other stuff that seems useless. We will see. I’m keeping my eye on her for now.

    As for family life-Court on Monday was a HUGE emotional roller-coaster and waste of time.

     Her husband’s new lawyer wasn’t ready to plea his case for the endangerment hearing so it was continued till POSSIBLY Monday. Yes-possibly. His lawyer was “too” busy to even confirm he can show up that day so it will be a last minute notice!! Me living about 2 hours from court, that stinks to have to wait till the last minute! I need to be there for my mom, and don’t want to have to RUSH. I have such anxiety each time when I’m NOT rushed, let alone when I am.

    My poor mother has to keep going through all these court appearances and its getting ridiculous. Every time we go it sets her back emotionally, and plays out on her physically. I can see why women choose to NOT testify because it is so drawn out and difficult to keep going over everything over and over again.

    I don’t know WHY you need SO MANY various court dates for every little thing! Its not wonder the courts are always backed up! We wasted several hours in court for NOTHING on Monday. Family member took time out of work, not to mention TAX PAYER $$ to transport him for the jail where he was to superior court! Why can’t they consolidate stuff and get it together. Who needs like 6 to 8 dates to make a decision. Every little thing needs a court date, and every time she has to tell someone her story over and over again. Or go through seeing him in shackles and wondering how it will go. We ALL lose sleep I’m certain.

    Monday she will have a choice as to whether or not she will want to testify against him, in order for them to decide if they should hold him until his trial (which can be set for anywhere between a few months to years away). She is getting worn down, and can’t take much more. She needs to continue this. I know she can do it.

     Sorry its a long vent but this last trip really affected my mother and I’m doing my best to convince her she needs to keep plugging forward, and that she CAN do this. Its heart-wrenching for her, and then me to watch her endure the pain. I know how “I” feel when we are sitting there awaiting him to be called in, I can only imagine how much worse it is for her.

    This time in court he made eye contact with her and looked at her in a way to suggest “I’m sorry”. Last time we went to court he was ANGRY and glared and her and even GROWLED at her! It was a horrible thing. It did make it easier for her to KNOW she is doing the right thing. But after his puppy face….long story short she feels bad for him, and conflicted about what to do.

     I’m not saying it was easy seeing the exchange, but she needs to keep her focus on what happened. This wasn’t a one time thing either. There was a build up of violence and this event could have been far worse had she not begged for her life. She knows he is dangerous and is still so very afraid of him, yet the part of her that loves him can’t bear to speak an ill word against him. If he had actually killed her, all the I’m sorry looks in the world wouldn’t hold a drop of water with me. I wish I could jump in her body for her and testify.

    I think he is sorry for HIM. Not HER. Sorry he is caught. Sorry he has to possibly serve time for his actions. He viewed this situation (as does his family) as my mother’s fault. If she didn’t call the police he could be free. If she could have only kept her mouth shut (those are others words, not mine) Now he has to pay for what he did. You know after he attacked her he went out with his brother to a Flea Market, then to a friends house, laughing anf joking like nothing ever happened! CRAZY.

     I just pray my mom keeps sight of the reality. Think with her head, not her heart. He has no love for her. If he did he would never have abused her in any manner.

    I could go on and on. Anyway, just an update for those of you wondering.

    Update on my mother

    Jun 21, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

     Hi everyone-this is a family post so read at your own discretion.

    I’m making this very quick, as I am heading out the door!  

    Those of you who have followed MY MOTHERS STORY <— CLICK to read I have an update for you, and if you get a chance, and believe in prayer, say a quick one for my family today please.

    I am heading out the door today to go to court with my mom. Last time we went to court her husband/and his lawyer agreed there was enough evidence to not fight against being held in jail without bail for 90 days.

    Well the 90 days are up, and since that time my mom has had to appear before a jury to hear her side of thestory (and his) so they could decide if the charges of attempted murder as well as several others were appropriate for this case. It was decided that yes, they were and they also added a kidnapping charge to that as well.

     Today is VERY important because it will be decided if they hold her husband in jail until is trial, or if they will let him out on bail.

    Please just pray there is enough reason to hold him where he belongs until he has a fair trail. I know my mother will not be safe if he is released, due to a particular incident that occurred, and many details that I cannot disclose. There is always much more to story.

    It’s been a very tough week for me as I also lost my two fur-babies (my cats Moo-moo and Lovey) this past Monday.

    They were 14 years old.

    When most people get their first apartment they worry about furniture and things like that, my first purchase were my two cats! Being in a house of a dog lover growing up, we weren’t allowed to have cats. I always wanted one, so that is the first thing I did! They’ve been with me almost half my life!

     I had them since they were 4 weeks old! I planned on ONLY getting ONE kitten, but when I showed up, while the 3 other litters of kittens this woman had (we won’t go into my thoughts on that situation!) the two of them were cuddled together sleeping, then when they awoke they cleaned each-other!! I couldn’t separate them, so I took them both!

     I had to bottle feed them because they were still so young. They were brother and sister, and they needed someone because thier mother got run over by a car.

    Long story short, they’ve both battled kidney issues since they were 5. My little boy cat-Moo-moo had more of the kidney issues over the last 5 years. For some time he’s been urinating blood. There has been nothing we can do, as we have done everything we could the last few years.

     Anyway, come to find out, over the weekend prior we realized they were both urinating pure blood, and were suffering with pain daily. They came into this world together, and left this world together. The two of them slept and played together daily for the last 14 years. I’m heartbroken. My dog Daisy has barely eaten all week. She use to sleep with them too. Its really hard.

    Alexa is also pretty ill today, so my husband is taking her to the doctor for that, and I pray everything checks out OK.

    I really hate to be such a downer today, but this is what is going on in my life. Tomorrow will be a better day, and some prayer can help all situations. I’m just running on empty this week.

    In light of my DOWNER issues I would like to hear about something GOOD that is going on with each of YOU! I think hearing good news of others always brightens people’s day. It can be big news or something you are just happy about or proud of! SHARE!!!

    On a GOOD note from me we are going on a family vacation very soon and the kids couldn’t be more excited! They are at great ages and I am really looking forward to time with them. 

    OK gotta run!!

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