Archive for July, 2010

Busy as a bee….

Jul 3, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy

Happy 4th of July!

It is also my grandfathers birthday today. I will be away with my family for this event so I send him my love, hugs and kisses ūüėÄ

I will keep it brief today as I am certain you are all consumed with holiday events!

¬†My design team is still “off” and will return tomorrow with even more to share, so make sure you stop by then.

 I thought I would quickly share some cards I made using the  Tending the Garden © set

First up: May you always bee happy


I adore this busy lil bee! I really cant say enough about how sweet he/she is.

As I said previously these images are super on their own, but they were all designed to fit within the seed packet frame. The sentiment is obviously a cute “pun” to be used with this lil bee. The bee is stamped and the wings are re-stamped, colored, and cut out on dimensionals. They have some bling to them too.


In the lower right corner I used the flower tops from the set, with the stem images from Sensational Stems– a perfect match! The flowers are also dual stamped, colored and cut out on dimensionals.

Now another quick cards using the sweet bee……Just Bee-Cause


The colors for this were inspired by the Picket Fence digital paper.

This time I used the bee on the Lovely Labels 1 set. It was cut out using the Lovely Label cut file.


The flowers used were the layering Daisy image (can you tell I love that one?)  once again with the stem images from Sensational Stems.

Easy Peasy!

Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC¬†

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Tending the Garden, Sensational Stems, Lovely Labels 1

Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Picket Fence

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Nomad, OSW White, Cricket, Raven

Pretty Pieces Cut File: Lovely Labels

Ink: Momento, Markers by SU!

Adhesive rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow we will get back to our detailed group projects!

Have a safe, healthy and happy holiday.

Making it Masculine

Jul 2, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy

Today my design team has the “day off” from posting. ¬†It is after-all the holiday weekend so I’m certain many aren’t out surfing blogland.

I am also taking some “time off” and have a long time coming vacation with my husband and children! Luckily my MIL is house-sitting, and caring for our¬†cat Lily,¬†and my mom has my Daisy ūüėÄ

I will have NO Internet access (I hope I won’t have with-drawls! :D) for an entire week. WOW! My husband was smart with his planning wasn’t he?

I have pre-posted all my work for the rest of the week, and I really don’t know how I got so much done this month (I’ve had tons of behind the scenes stuff too)! I feel like Santa this month! LOL! Like time just slowed for me so I could somehow do it all. I was getting nervous just THINKING about it. I knew I had to approach it ONE thing at a time. Some unexpected doctor appointments, and end of school year festivities¬†didn’t help either.

Anyway, I thought I would share some masculine cards today. These could EASILY have matching gift boxes designed with The Flapper!!

This first one I made for my hubby.


He is priceless to me and there are no real words to describe what we have together. To say myself and my children are blessed to have him is an understatement.

I have to say I LOVE this card to pieces. I put so much thought into the clean, crisp, yet detailed design (my husband like details and layers on his cards from me!), and it all just fell into place.

This sentiment is from the So Sentimental Set. It conveyed exactly what I wanted to say to him.

The cattails shilouette in the Killer Curves set is perfect for masculine cards.


Masked around my image layer, and sponged on some white craft ink for a subtle look for a border. I used my markers to color the cattails, then added some chocolate colored fun flock to the tops for some texture.


They are fuzzy to touch and so rich looking. All the layers are on dimensionals, so while it is hard to convey in the photo there is a lot of POP to this.


You can take this layout, and use ANY of the shilouettes from the Killer Curves set! What a stunning gift set it would make too.

Now we move on to my next creation. Now I have a sympathy card to share.


These are never easy to make. I told you that I made a birthday card for my friends MIL. Well she passed away just days after her birthday, so in turn I made a sympathy card for her husband. I wanted to keep it simple, but masculine.

Part of the reason I made the Tending the Garden © set was for such an occasion. When people I know/love pass away I often like to give a gift certificate to a local nursery so they can purchase a plant a tree/flower/seeds or plant, to plant in memory of that loved one. It is something that they can always look upon and remember the one they loved. I have yet to find anything on the market that has sentiments/images for such an occasion.

Now that being said I also included some perfect images/sentiments to be used for baby and bridal shower or wedding favors, as seed packets are a very popular favor and or gift idea!

I so love the tree in this set so I chose to combine that with the “seed packet” frame-which is perfectly wonderful on its own, as you can see!


I inked my tree in numerous colors, like fall leaves, and stamped it within the cut frame.


I used the maple leaf border image from the Well Preserved set, to add to the details


I chose to add some flower soft to my tree for some added interest and texture. The sentiment says it all.

Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Killer Curves, Tending the Garden, So Sentimental, Well Preserved

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Sunflower, Ganache, Oregano, Santas Beard, Warm Apple Cider

Ink by SEI

Buttons by Foo Fa La

Ribbon by SU and American Crafts

Well I hope you all enjoy this holiday weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

Looks like everyone has really been enjoying the July release! You can view all our NEW PRODUCTS HERE!

I’m happily busy packing orders before I leave ūüėÄ I’m excited to see your projects too.

I hope you are ready for more ideas and inspiration!!

Today you can see some amazing project ideas from:

  • Katie Cotton
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Today I will share a gift set using the Wonderful Watering Can¬† and all 3 of the NEW! Stamp sets:¬†¬†Tending the Garden ¬©¬†combined with the¬†Killer Curves¬†, and Lovely Labels 1 set. They all really mix well together, as you will see. I enjoy maximizing the use of all my sets by combining newer and older ones.¬†

    Daisy Fresh


    I love Daisies! Heck that is what I named my DOG! They are so cheery, sunny, delicate and sweet (in my opinion)!

    This was the teacher gift for Noah’s Teacher this end of school year. I packaged up my FAVORITE scent lately from Bath & Body Works: White Citrus (which complimented my gift colors). The good thing about¬†B & B works¬†is people can exchange the scent for another is they wish, and WHO doesn’t love Bath & Body Works stuff??!! LOL! We all love to smell good right?

    NOTE: I DID end up decorating my bottles using the Take Time set and adhesive labels-similar to my store samples on¬†with the yellow/green colors¬†(they EASILY peel off with no ruin to the original bottles) but didn’t have time to re-photograph everything! So use your imagination! (wink)


    All 3 of the travel size items fit perfectly.

    I also gave her a $25 gift card to Borders for some Summer reading. She was an AMAZING teacher and Noah really thrived with her this year. I’m very excited that Amber has her next year as she enters 1st grade.


    For me the Nomad and Pea Pod color combination is SO FRESH! I used the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod, as well as the Picket Fence collection for this gift set.


    I have to say I’m head over heels for the Tending the Garden ¬© set, and I really LOVE the Wonderful Watering Can template to pieces! It goes together surprisingly fast and is actually very easy (as I think all the templates are made to be :D). There are truly endless design possibilities for both the¬† Tending the Garden ¬© set, and I the Wonderful Watering Can.

    You can make it as embellished or as SIMPLE as you want.


    For my side decoration I used the Lovely Label cut file, and stamped the daisy shilouette from Killer Curves , and outline frame image from Lovely Labels 1. I added 2 yellow adhesive rhinestone for a really elegant touch. The daisy center has a adhesive pearl to match.


    As you can see I made my watering can from Nomad cardstock.¬† I scored 3 rings¬† going around the template (there is some instruction on that in the directions) for a neat llok. By just adding various score lines you can get a variety of realistic looks easily!I¬†used the daisy pattern from the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod¬†to cover part of the bottom. I also added some ribbon for an added touch.


    Now I used the Picket Fence¬†paper for my top panel. I stamped my watering can image from Tending the Garden, onto the burlap like pattern paper from the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod¬†collection. I stamped the green trim panel that comes in the set along the lower bottom of the watering can, then cut it out.


    The label from the Tending the Garden set was stamped on white cardstock, then also cut out. I stamped my layering daisy image to be just like the design of my paper. I used the With Thanks sentiment to complete my gift theme. The flower by American Craft. I added a brad with some bling to it, again to look like the flower in my paper. You could also use the Flutters & Flowers Cut File!


    AH! Now lets get to the Spout of the watering can.

    I added some pompom trim to mine. You could used cardstock as well, or whatever else your lil heart desired. For the store sample I chose some punched pieces of cardstock, but on this one I chose to go with the stunning look of adhesive rhinestones


    I think you will agree it really steps it up a notch and adds to the elegance of this!! I LOVE it.

    Now I will show you the other side of this


    As I stated before, ALWAYS pay attention to the entire project. The more “complete” it is the better, more professional it looks! If someone wanted to display this, they can now place it where-ever, and however they want. ALL sides look amazing so there is nothing to HIDE or cover up!

    Who wouldn’t love to have a package like this? I can say my children’s teachers seemed so excited by all the treats I packaged for them the last day of school. My children were proud too ūüėÄ I should have let them MAKE the teachers something themselves but time escaped me. Someday! LOL!


    (see my items fit so nicely)

    This time my handle has some brads to add to the decor, but the top of the handle is adhered to the inside of the watering can. I like playing with a variety of design ideas with this one ūüėÄ You can’t go wrong, really. I LOVE the pompom trim! It was MADE for this template ūüėÄ


    Now I HAD to make sure my card matched! They almost just got TAGS, but I knew I wanted to write a letter and express my gratitude for their hard-work.

    Here is the card that Noah’s teacher received


    She is also a bright, sunny and cheery person so this suited her personality.

    I used all the same paper patterns from the Wonderful Watering Can in my card, even using the Lovely Label cut file like on my project to complete the look. I LOVE the layout and how this entire set turned out. Sometimes its hard for me to give this stuff away!


    So there you have it! All 3 NEW! sets can work so perfectly together.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC¬†

    Don’t miss our Wonderful Watering Can Perfect Package too!!

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Wonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Tending the Garden, Killer Curves, Lovely Labels 1

    Pretty¬†Printable Digital Paper:¬†Picket Fence, Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Nomad, OSW White, Cricket

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Lovely Labels

    Ink: Momento, Markers by SU!

    PomPom ribbon unknown, Adhesive rhinestones, Crochet flower by American Crafts, Leaves by May Arts

    Well that is all from me for today.

    My team is taking a break on the 3rd and 4th, but I will be posting some card creations if you are around. If not, check back when you return because there is still so much more to share!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Winner of the Perfect Peek Package #2

    Jul 1, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

    This is the 2nd post for today! To see the samples for today scroll down.

    The winner via, of the Perfect Peek Giveaway Day #2 was # 97

    Amanda |

    Lovely watering can – great project for a garden themed class! Fave flower – daisies – the bigger the better!!

    Jun 30, 9:35 AM

    Amanda CONGRATS!! You have won:

    Pretty Packaging Template: Wonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions Stamps: Tending the Garden

    The Entire collection of 7 Gardening Greats Pretty Printables paper!Pretty Pieces Cut File : Perfect Pansy

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