Archive for June 30th, 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

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