Archive for August 28th, 2010

I’m here with Day #2 of the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC September 1st Release peek projects!

So many SWEET sets, and so little time! I feel like I could create about 100 different projects with this release. While I actually won’t be making 100, you all will receive OVER 40 different project ideas between myself and the team using these new release items over the next 10 days! Our Gallery will be LIVE on the 1st, so make sure you keep checking in as the team and I load new projects daily!

Today, some of the team and I have some SUPER SWEET projects for you to drool over 😀 Hop on over to:

  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Dawn Easton and Tammy Hershberger have some amazing card designs using the Shoppe Window with On Display 1 using the Homemade Card & envelope cut file!
  • For someone sweet!


    My kids love candy, and what better way to present it than in a Sweet Treat candy store?!! When I think sweets- I love the color combination pink, red, and green!

    Today I chose to create a Sweet Treats themed store using the NEW!  Shop Around & Accessories Mega Template and the On Display 1, Sign it, and the polka dot border from the Home Improvement set.

    This is the “front” or side of my themed Sweet Shop!


    I stamped my door from the Home Improvement set. I used the Home Improvement Pretty Pieces Cut File for the door, sign and shop window.

    I wrapped a fancy brad  (tabs cut off) I had on hand, in cellophane to create a pink peppermint candy! Super fun and simple! You could also use cardstock, buttons, or REAL candy!!

    I used the stairs template from the NEW!  Shop Around & Accessories Mega Template. I stamped my stairs using a border image from the Paper Pattern Pieces for some WOW! factor. To complete the scallop design I used the Border Builders Open Scallop for my trim along the bottom.


    NOTE: It is very difficult to get a good photo of your shop window, when your awning is casting a shadow! LOL!!! I wanted to get an additional light source to light up under the awning, but all my bulbs were burnt out (I always drop/knock over my photo lights! GRR!).

    Our NEW! Pretty Impressions stamp sets (releasing Sept 1st) really allow you so many options for creating some amazing THEMED shops and window displays (hence the name :D)!


    From a candy store, ice cream parlor, flower shop, pet shop, coffee or tea house, new home/home improvement, welcome baby and bakery…..the possibilities don’t even end there!


    To create my theme sign, I stamped the sign, “sweet treat” sentiment, and mini version of the lollipops from the Sign It set!! The images in the Sign It set coordinate perfectly with the On Display 1 set.


    In my window from the Home Improvement set, I stamped one of my FAVORITE images from the On Display 1 set  that takes me back to MY childhood-the Gumball Machine! It has a “gumball” image that allows you to easily stamp a rainbow of gumballs with ease. I also used the CUTE lollipop image too! I LOVE IT!

    The think what I LOVE most about On Display 1 is that not only is this set perfect for the Shop Around & Accessories and the Home Improvement set, but it features great images and sentiments that are perfect on their own!

    As you can see I stamped the images IN the window, and even added a sentiment to it-just like you’d see on an actual store window.


    I used the  Shop Around & Accessories to create my awning! I simply cut the template from both white, and green cardstock. I cut the green awning into strips (using the scallop as my guide) to make my dual colored, realistic, 3 dimensional store awning. I think it looks *just* like an old fashioned shop from back in the early 1900’s! They just don’t typically have these types of stores around anymore like they use to.

    Now for the side window


    This is part of the Shop Around & Accessories. This is the window, and the window box.

    The flower box stamp image from the Home Improvement set stamps perfectly on the Shop Window Box Accessories!! I love the idea of a 3 dimensional window box. Some people don’t actually stamp so I wanted this Mega Template to be as complete, and user friendly as possible! Oh and as I mentioned a million time, and I am certain is blatantly obvious by now-I LOVE 3 dimensional details.

    I added some “grass” (aka wool roving) to my flower box, and popped in some petite Prima flowers!

    The curtain valance was made using the patterned curtain from the Home Improvement set, stamped horizontally 😀 I HAD to add the butterfly from the Tending the Garden set. It looks like it is enjoying fluttering over the roses in the window box.

    It just completed the entire look for me.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLCPretty Packaging Templates: Shop Around & AccessoriesPretty Impressions Stamp Set: Home Improvement, On Display 1, Sign It Paper Pattern Pieces  and Tending the Garden set

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Home Improvement Pretty Pieces Cut File

    Well thank you for checking in today! There is MUCH, MUCH more to come, as you can imagine 😀

    I will be sharing more and more home/shop samples with our new papers, and the Homemade Card & envelope cut file! I will also share some ideas for using these new products on *just* cards too!

    See you back here tomorrow!

    A MTME Winner and questions answered

    Aug 28, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    Hi all!

    Sorry this is later than intended, I got busy and couldn’t get online for a while.

    We have a winner for  the first MEGA Pretty Packaging Template, with 4 Co-ordinating Stamp sets, and a Color Me Pretty Prinatables paper package !!!!!

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    The winner was

    Cindy |

    I think it’s a birdhouse. Maybe fall themed?
    Can’t wait to see it!!

    Congrats Cindy! I will be in touch with you about your prizes!

    On another note…..

    I’ve received many questions about the Guest Designer positions 😀

     If you aren’t on facebook you can simply submit your entry to me via email [email protected]

    And CAN submit more than one time :D, and it MUST be a new card/project.

    Projects CAN be published by you on your blog or gallery 😀 That is perfectly fine.

    Stay tuned…..more to come in a few hours!

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