Archive for November, 2010

Wonderfully Wrapped Blog Hop!

Nov 30, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Hi everyone!

Can you believe it’s December 1st already? I can’t!

We always have our My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Release on the 1st, and preview the releases a few days early. If you are familiar with that you may be wondering WHAT happened?! Well I sorta gave myself and the team some time off from a big release. With the holidays coming, and the fact that I just moved, and am STILL unpacking my stamp room (in between typing this up!) I needed a little break. That is why we offered a killer sale last week, and why I’m taking it easy this month!

Rest assure that in January I will resume our usual schedule!

Now we ARE releasing a few goodies, just in time for those last minute gifts 😀 CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

I couldn’t let December go by without at least a new template and some pretty patterned paper 😀

Today we have a blog hop WONDERFULLY WRAPPED with inspiration!!

  1. Lauren Meader
  2. Catherine Doucette
  3. Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  4. Katie Cotton
  5. Kristin Bueter
  1. Lisa Kind
  2. Monique Hansen
  3. Pam Imholz
  4. Tangii Crane
  5. Tracey Cuccia

The team has gotten together and used a BRAND SPANKIN NEW! template : WONDERFULLY WRAPPED with some older images and/or patterned paper, to help inspire all sorts of gift ideas, just in time for the holidays, or for ANY occasion!

So let’s see what this new template is ALL about!

Wonderfully Wrapped © Pretty Packaging Template $5
Completed Project Size
4 Inches Tall (no handle)
4 Inches Wide
3 Inches Deep

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC
This template gives a stunning new look, to an “old” packaging template, the Gable box. It looks wonderfully wrapped and ready to send off for any time of year!

I made mine long before I moved….for my hubby 😀

Here I chose a fall/masculine theme for my gift packaging by using the Autumn Leaves Collection 1 Pretty Printable Patterned Paper! My base was made from a River Rock colored cardstock, then my decorative layer used the paper for a simple POP!

For my main layer I used the Killer Curves solid frame, cut with Killer Cuves Cut File,  and stamped my sentiment from So Sentimental inside. I also snuck in a favorite, Fanciful Flourishes, since I used the Old Oak Leaf Cut File (yes that is paper!!) with some creative sponging, as my accent. I think it made this a total WOW! I also added some sweet little acorns from our $6 set: Thankful.

In this template you can quickly, easily, stylishly  and affordably package up everything from cookies, cupcakes and candies to bake mixes, stuffed toys, ornaments, stationary, beverage items, bath items, and candles! There is no limit!

We have a “handy” handle, with side closures that is true to the Gable box style, and a unique style side flap closure that can lend it itself to a world of design options! This completed projects is a wonderful size and the perfect wrap! Contents are held secure, and nicely inside, while you can carry it to the receiver in style.

No matter what gets wrapped up in the template, it is sure to be wonderful!

Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

Pretty Packaging Templates: Wonderfully Wrapped

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: So Sentimental, Killer Curves, Fanciful Flourishes

Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Autumn Leaves 1 

Pretty Pieces Cut File: Old Oak Leaf, Killer Curves

Well thanks to all of you for stopping by!

I am hoping to get my craft room done by the weekend so I can return with some MORE eye candy using this fun new template!

In the meantime I hope the team inspires you with their ideas 😀 I really need to thank my team for all their time and support this past year! I feel so blessed to have been doing what I love for this past year! Time flies 😀

Ok, enough of that. I need to organize!!

Be back soon! (and yes I WILL post photos of my room when its done :D)


Nov 25, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: My Time Made Easy

 Shop at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

 SAVE 20% OFF!!!

ALL Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets (acrylic & digital)

and ALL our Pretty Printables Digital Paper

From Friday November 26th – Monday November 29th Midnight EST

There will NOT be another sale like this in the next year!

 In honor of the holiday season, and as a thank you to all our customers

My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is offering this ONE TIME ONLY sale.

Offer on acrylic sets only good while supplies last. No Rain Checks.Offer excludes:  previous purchases, shipping charges if applicable, as well as Perfect Packages, Pretty Packaging Templates, and Pretty Pieces Cut Files.


Be on the look out!

Nov 25, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

My Time Made Easy  ™ LLC is have a HUGE SALE in honor of BLACK FRIDAY!!

So check in tomorrow!

I’m so thankful for my family this year. I have so much to be thankful for-the love and health of my family & children, my friends near and far, a buisness that I love running, and our new home that we worked so hard for, and just waking up everyday! It was a year of trails and I’m so thankful that God saw us through e…very step of the way! Now my FAVORITE quote: The journey of 1,ooo miles, begins with a single step!

Happy Thanksgiving

An Embellish Challenge & Giveaway!

Nov 19, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi everyone!!

I’m here, but still working on getting my stamp room DONE! I’m really hoping that this weekend will be the time!! Then I have to sort and ORGANIZE everything! WHEW! I cannot wait to get crafty again. I miss it so much!

Anyway…..Today My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is sponsoring a Challenge & Giveaway at Embellish Magazine!


My jaw hit the floor when I saw what the team created using our Dashing Through the Snow, The Gingersnap’s and Carry It template, in coordination with some of our Pretty Printable Digital papers!

I hope you give the challenge a try, and it gets your creative juices flowing in time for making those holiday treats!

Our new home!

Nov 11, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: About Me, family stuff

Tomorrow (or today depending when you read) we finally close the deal on our old house, and we celebrate the joy of having our new house!

It seems so surreal. This is the house Jason and I drooled over 2 years ago! Now WE actually live in it! God is good. It’s like it waited for us to be ready.

So here is a photo slide-show!

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I’m so blessed and so happy to have our new home, where we can happily raise our family, and grow old.

It's not the most fancy or elaborate house in the world but it is HOME for us :D We aren't over the top kinda people. I don't need a bajillion rooms and everything else that goes with it.

While it's been unpacked for a little while, I still have the finishing touches to make. We also have a ton to clean up! Like our yard! Right now we have tons of trash, and furniture to sort out/give away! Our neighbors must be in a PANIC over the state of the OUTSIDE of our home! Hence no YARD photos yet! But we love our street, and our huge yard for the kids and the dog. I feel happy and safe here. The kids LOVE it.

I still have the stamp room to complete and the garage to sort out, but it will all get done soon enough.

I already love it here. It really feels like home to me.

Thanks for letting me share it with you!

Check out the ideas!!

Nov 8, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi world!

Lots to share!

While I haven’t been getting creative these last few weeks, others have!

If YOU have a My Time Made Easy ™ LLC project to share add a comment in the link section! New or old!!

Check out what Catherine made just in time for Thanksgiving!! <—-CLICK IT!

I failed to link Catherine during our last blog hop (sorry! the move had me in RARE form and I forgot all sorts of stuff! What can I say, I’m human, and make lots of mistakes these days!) So please check our her project.

MTME has sponsored a challenge at the Shabby Tea Room!! CLICK HERE to play along and your chance to WIN!

CLICK HERE to see what Debbie did too 😀

I feel like I have a never ending list of TO DO’s these days, and my computer time is almost non-existent! My stamp room is being completed sometime within the next week (or two :O) so until then things will be really sporadic and crazy. I am still putting the final touches on our new home, as we prepare for the sale of our older one! I don’t think I’ve ever had so little sleep or cleaned so much in my life! I cleaned my house (and de-cluttered very often) and I THOUGHT my house was pretty clean, but after moving from somewhere after 8 years, SPRING cleaning will take on a whole new dimesniosion of things to clean that I never even thought about!

I WILL be posting pictures of our home in the next few weeks, I have way too much to do first, but promise to post. I found some awesome deals on stuff too, so I’ll share all my own tips for how I got things done as I post a new room each day 😀 We are looking at another week or two before that happens. I can’t even wait for my stamp room to be done. Quite honestly I’m glad its not yet so I don’t feel pulled to my new haven 😀

OK back to the daily grind 😀

I hope you all are enjoying your time, no matter what you are up to!

Tempting Templates Group Post

Nov 4, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Hi everyone! It is the last day of release projects, but the variety of ideas will really get your creative juices flowing!!

I hope you are all ready for a world of inspiring ideas as we each share something AMAZING with some of our NEW! Release items!

Using Carry It

  • Katie Cotton
  • Tangii Crain
  • Star of the Show

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz  
  • Pam Imholz
  • Any Way You Slice It

  • Lisa Kind
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Sharing a card using the new sets:

  • Monique Hansen
  • Tammy Hershberger
  • Then there is me 😀 I decided to use the Star of the Show in a non-holiday manner 😀 I think people may get caught up in the star shape and not realize the world of possibilities.

    Click each photo for larger view

    I chose to use the Coffee Beans patterned paper for this collection! The yellow dot pattern on the base, and the floral pattern on the lid! I paired the paper with a older set called Tending the Garden. I used the leafy fronds, as my flower leaves, then added the bee. It was such a great match. The tag (from Tag You’re It)  reads: Just Bee-cause. So sweet for ANY occasion. You can fill this with real wax candles, honey flavored or floral anything!

    Now HOP ALONG so you can see what everyone else whipped up for you this month!

    Thanks for stopping by and bearing with me as I juggle family, life, moving and business!

    O’ Christmas Tree…

    Nov 3, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    OK this is by far the CRAZIEST I’ve been in some time. I feel like I say that often. You know what they say, rest is for the weary! I like to be busy. I thrive on a challenge too. That being said,moving and getting things squared away (my stamp room is close to done too!) hasn’t been easy. I have orders to ship, and court with my mom in the morning! ( Praying that goes smoothly) She is also moving this coming weekend so we will be helping her too! CRAZY! I could go on and on, but I don’t have the time, nor do I want to bore you!

    We have some more AMAZING samples from the team, so check out:

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Pam Imholz
  • Now for my samples…O Christmas Tree

    I had a absolute blast creating a Christmas  Tree from the Any Way You Slice It © template. As you have witnessed this template can be SO VERSATILE!

    I used the Scallop Dot cut file to make my 3D layers on my tree! Each one is sponged, and staggered to create that layered branch effect! Once that was done I brushed some glue on the ends of each layer, and added fine and chinky gliiter!! My “ornaments” are adhesive rhinestones!

    For the gifts under my tree I used the NEW! Dashing Through the Snow set 😀 Perfect! It completed my gift tag too!!

    The idea is to create SIMPLE wow for the holidays-or any day really! These coordinating products are really the icing on the cake 😀

    Thanks for stopping by! Be back tomorrow with our group post 😀

     Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Any Way You Slice It

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Dashing Through the Snow 

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Scallop Dot

    Secret Santa

    Nov 2, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Let me start by saying that between unpacking/moving and getting my craft room done, blogging is taking a HUGE back seat! So I need to be brief. SORRY!

    Today I have a super simple project, and a card with some non-traditional colors!

    I hope you like it!

    You will want to get some amazing EXTRA  inspiration from:

  • Katie Cotton
  • Tangii Crain
  • Catherine Doucette
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Click on the photos for larger views!

    I just made a cute and quick Santa hat by cutting my Pretty Packaging Templates:Any Way You Slice It © in red cardstock, and adding some maribou! I then stamped my Trendy Tag 1!

    The card….I just did some masking and stamped the Santa hat onto the gift! I added some details to the “wrapping” paper too.

    Easy peasy.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Pretty Packaging Templates: Any Way You Slice It

     Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Secret Santa

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Fall Foliage

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Trendy Tags 1

    More to come…..

    Dashing and delightful ideas

    Nov 1, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Hi world!

    Great release and amazing samples so far, don’t you agree?!

    Don’t miss:

    What’s New! <—CLICK ME :D)


    I’m still “moving” into the new house, and our previous home will be sold on the 12th. It will be good to get it all over with, just in time for the holiday season!! Just some last minute things left over (like basement stuff-ICK!) to get out of the old house, and fully in to the new.

    I’ve been on overdrive the last month and half, and I met my goal of unpacking and setting up an entire house in just 5 days! I have pictures on the walls, matching towels….looks like we lived here at least a few months 😀 Granted there are some details to finish, like getting my new stamp room built (our new house didn’t have one). I couldn’t have done ANY of it without the help of my husband (who has work along side me like a dog), our kids pitched in, and my mom, brother (who is the one building my room), and the love and help of MANY MANY friends!! Its been amazing and I am so happy to say I’ll never be moving again! LOL!

    The kids LOVE it here (not as much as I do though :D). They have their own room, decorated to fit their personality (I say this because the girls previously shared a room) and Daisy has a huge yard to just run and play in! She is the happiest of all I think (after she got over the SHOCK of the move!) She chewed my stair railings and chewed up the carpet on the step corner! (GASP!).

    Each morning I wake up I think it was a dream!

    I WILL share photos soon, once my craft area is done 😀

    I’m literally exhausted as I type this from the floor of my living room (the computer/printer is going in the stamp room so I have a makeshift set up right now! UGH!) so I’ll be brief!

    Today you will want to go visit:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Lisa Kind
  • and Catherine Doucette
  • Today I will share a card and a coordinating package using the Carry It © template with Dashing Through the Snow, and the Secret Santa sets 😀 Click photos for a closer view!

    Be sure you check out the supply list at the bottom so you can see all of what I used!

    For the Carry It © box I made my own snowflake patterned paper with the image from Secret Santa! I cut my template, then stamped only the areas I wanted to have snowflakes! I LOVE the reindeer and the tree!

    I love the card especially. It was an idea I had when I made the set, and to actually put it into fruition was so fun! I think the reindeer tied to the sleigh is perfection 😀 LOVE IT!!!!

    NOTE: The acrylic set Dashing Through the Snow, IS in stock, if you were looking for it 😀 We had a minor glitch with the store and it is now up on the site!

    I appreciate the customer emails alerting me to mishaps 😀 Once things are checked it is hard to find a glitch when they happen, as I am not shopping on my own site.  So thanks 😀

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Carry It

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Dashing Through the Snow, Secret Santa

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Timeless Tradition

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Happy Holly-Day

    Thanks for stopping by-check in for more tomorrow!

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