Archive for March, 2011

Keep It Organized

Mar 31, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized


YEAH! Finally the April Release is here!

In honor of the release we always have an amazing Group Post!

Today we are each featuring a gift set using the latest template called the Keep It! Template and some of our NEWEST! Pretty Impressions images.

Check out the design team here: 

  • Kristin Bueter
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • Tangii Crain
  • Our April Guest is Amy Sheffer!
  • Please check out all our NEW! Products HERE!

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

    So as I said above, today I am featuring the Keep It! Template!

    I am happy to say that I used it all on my Keep It! Template!

    This sample  features all 3 of the NEWEST Pretty Impressions stamp sets: 

    Keep it organized, Sentimental Occasions, and Occasional Labels!

    In addition to some older stamp sets to further embellish my creations: Singing Silhouette Stamp Set, and Monograms Defined.

    I also used the Occasional Label Cut FileKeeping Tabs Large & Mini File Divider Cut Files.

    I decorated my template using  the

     Romance ©, Cool Romance © and the Flutters and Flowers © Pretty Printables Digital Paper Collections!

    Keep It $5

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size

     4 1/2 Inches Wide

    3 1/4 Inches Deep

    7 Inches Tall 

    Desk organization has never looked more amazing!

    There are 3 template pieces to this template, and each one is amazing on it’s own as well (as you will see in the coming week!).

    Now you can sort and organize your creations and desk items in style. Make one for everyone, or make one for yourself!

    It includes everything you need to quickly and easily make amazing gifts.

     If you have lots of desk items that you need to “keep” organized then this is the template for you! 

     This template is made to help you sort standard a A2 size (4 1/4 inch X 5 1/2 inches) cards and envelopes in the back pocket, as well as organize your custom made Rolodex of names, numbers, and email/home addresses in the front pocket!

    Here in my Keep It! Template I created a set of 8 essentially blank cards!

    I used one of the floral silhouette images from Occasional Labels, and one of the birds from the Singing Silhouette Stamp Set, to make my own patterned paper.

    This is a close up view of my tag:

    I cut my tag with the Occasional Label Cut File then stamped the solid frame  in blue, then overstamped the text frame over it. I stamped my floral silhouettes, then added my sentiments of choice!

    I assembled all the cards, and then used the Occasional Labels, cut with the  Occasional Label Cut File and the Sentimental Occasions to create a bunch of tag combinations, complete with dimensionals, so they can customize the card to suit any occasion needed!

    Look at some of the sentiment buliding possibilities!

    When someone is ready, they ust pick a label sentiment, and adhere it to the blank card front just like this…

    I tucked the label in the drawer.

    Perfect gift idea!

    The  drawer is a great addition to the template for you to keep stamps, paperclips, pens, erasers…whatever you need to sort, all tucked away.

     Now we did the detail part, here comes the organization part!

    There is NOTHING like being organzied, but better than that is making organization stylish and functional.

    Now we get to the Keeping Tabs File Divider Large (for the large back pocket)

    This file is perfect for sorting your projects by occasion, days of the week, month!

    To help you better do that I designed a set called:

    Keep It Organized Set of 57 images $20

    *also available in a digital download for $12*

    This set was designed for you to get it, and KEEP IT organized! Now you can organize your creations and categorize your card creations by the need of use, the occasion, and/or the day of the week or month.

    You can keep track of daily or monthly “to do’s” too.

    Included in this set are the rolodex block: 3 inches wide X 2 inches tall

     Numbers: 0 through 9

    Alphabet A through Z (in 3 letter block combination ie: A-B-C)

    Days of the week

    12 Months of the year

    Rolodex category icons and sentiments: Name, Address, Phone (H), (W), (C)

    Occasions/ Categories: Birthday, Thank you, Just Because, Holiday, Get Well, Receipts, Coupons, Blank!

    Imagine the organizing possibilities now!

    Now I can easily sort, and find my Thank You cards, or a Sympathy card!

     We move forward to the Keeping Tabs File Divider Mini (for the smaller front pocket)

    You can organize a Rolodex to keep track of names, addresses (home/email), and phone numbers of those you love, or let the receiver of such a gift organize their own files!

    Here you can see how I stamped the Keeping Tabs File Divider Labels with the alphabetized sentiments:

    Close up view

    Pretty nifty eh?

    Just layer the tabs onto the Keeping Tabs File Dividers!

    Then you just organize as you see fit!

    The box grid from the Keep It Organized set will fit perfectly on our Keeping Tabs File Divider Mini!

    The images fit inside the box to help you keep track of all the info you need to stay in touch with those you care about, or do business with.

      Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Keep It

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Keep It Organized, Sentimental Occasions, Occasional Sentiments, Singing Silhouette

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Romance, Cool Romance, Flutters and Flowers

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Occasional Label, Keeping Tabs File Divider Mini, Keeping Tabs File Divider Large

    WHEW!!! Are you all still with me here?

    Don’t miss out on what other ideas the team has shared!

    Stop back in tomorrow as we have MANY, MANY more ideas for you all.

    Hi everyone!

    I’m back today with a lot to share! So get ready for a read 😀

    Today begins our first day of Perfect Peek projects!

    The My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Release is April 1st

    The team and I are ALL sharing our first preview of one of our newest templates called Berry Sweet Basket, and stamps which were designed by Kristin! So make sure you stop by and congratulate her!

    To view all the projects from our group post today you will want to visit:

  • Kristin Bueter
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • Tangii Crain
  • Our guest this month is Amy Sheffer!
  • Tomorrow is the official April 1st Release at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC, and the team and I will share their samples, using our 2nd template! So stay tuned for that.

    So with no time to waste, let me share my first peek at my own project using the Berry Sweet Basket  Berry Sweet Basket $5

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size

    6 1/4 Inches Wide

    6 1/4 Inches Deep

    8 1/2 Inches Tall

    This template coordinates with the An Apple a Day Pretty Pieces Cut File! 

    Are you looking for a simply unique basket to present your gifts in? Well I think you will find that this one is so “berry” sweet!

    This basket style is like no other. No fancy weaving needed! (unless you want to)

    Fashioned after the fruit containers you find in your grocery store, you will fall in love with this new take on it!

    I’m certain you will find it perfect for every occasion. The basket is quite large (and can be resized), and can be filled with a wide arrangement of gifts such as:

    An Apple a Day Pretty Pieces Cut File

    Use it as an Easter Basket for the kids!

    Handmade cards

    Real/artificial fruit

    Real or artificial flowers

    Jars of jam

    Baby items for a shower, or new arrival!

    Homemade soup

    Bake mixes


    Home baked treats

    Office supplies……Endless ideas!

     Now that you know more about the template, let me share the details of how I made my basket!

    I cut my Berry Sweet Basket from chocolate cardstock.

    I tied on a red gingham ribbon, then added the jam jar from the Well Preserved © set. The jar was cut out using the Well Preserved © Pretty Pieces Cut File.

    I was able to stamp the top “plaid” pattern in red, like the ribbon. I tied the top wih some embroidery floss.

    I stamped the label onto the “jar”, with the apple image, so it would coordinate with my  Berry Sweet Basket  contents.

    The sentiment was stamped in the center of the label for my Berry Sweet Basket from the NEW! Occasional Labels set which was cut using the Occasional Label Pretty Pieces Cut File.

    I stamped my sentiment “Happy Trails” which I “built” using the NEW! sentiment building images from the Sentimental Occasions set. You will fall in love with the possibilities of this set 😀

     The “to you” is from the Just For You © set.

    I obviously chose to fill my basket with 7 of the An Apple a Day Pretty Pieces Cut File. Really cute, fun and easy! They are a perfect addition to this template.

    An Apple a Day $2.50

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

     As they say an apple a day…

    Now giving little treats can’t get ANY cuter.

     This cut file makes the perfect party favor!

     Fill these “apple” favors with flavored hard candies, chocolates, mints, or other candies of your choosing, for a unique wrapper that is sure to make them smile! You can put in little handmade soaps, tea lights…or other fun treats!

    In mine I put 4 chocolate candies.


    You then take a brad, prongs face up, and insert it through the hole of one of the panels.

    You then take the opposite panel, and put the prongs through that one, as well.

    Repeat this until all ends are through the brad prongs.


    Depending on the look you want, apply your “leaves” to the brad.

    Fold down your brad prongs. This securely closes your “apple”.

    Then top your “apple” off however you see fit. I used a brown, pre-tied bow as my apple stem!


    Change the “color” and the “apple” can quickly become a pumpkin, orange, muffin, cinnamon bun, blueberry, a sewing pin cushion, stack them to create a “snowman”, or Santa Claus…maybe even a cute little bunny!

     The only limit is your imagination!

    This is my entire gift ensemble!

    I also used the NEW! Pretty Pattern 03 Sketch for part of my project.









     Keyword MTMEPPS03 

    Click here to enter your creation into the gallery, and view details!

          I had fun with this sketch, and loved making my card to match my Berry Sweet Basket !

    I decided to use my Harriet Hop-Along Basket Single © – Digital, which I mirrored. I then took the heart patch, and bow from the Harriet Hop-Along Birthday Single © – Digital set, and added it to my Harriet Hop-Along Basket Single © – Digital image.

    I love having these possibilities to transform my images in so many ways be it in size, mirroring the image, adding/layering other elements, and even digitally coloring if I want.

    Here I obviously used my Copic Markers, and doodled on the little flowers. I also made my own grass too 😀

    In order to “match” the ribbon on my basket I printed the GaGa for Gingham © paper, as my patterned layer. Too fun! This also matches the Pretty Pattern 01 Challenge!

    I used the butterfly from the Tending The Garden ©  set, and added a flutter trail using the Fanciful Flourishes © set.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Berry Sweet Basket

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Occasional Label, Sentimental Occasions, Just for You, Tending the Garden, Harriet Hop-Along Basket, Harriet Hop-Along Birthday, Keep It Organized, Fanciful Flourishes

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: GaGa for Gingham

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Occasional Label, An Apple a Day

    Well thanks for stopping by today!

    I hope you enjoy the samples shared by myself and the MTME team! I also hope you get a chance to play along with any of our great NEW! challenges!

    See you back here tomorrow for the April 1st Release, and more fun card and gift ideas!

    Pretty Palette 02

    Mar 27, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy, Pretty Palette Challenge

    UGH! Sorry-this was suppose to post on Sunday! I didn’t even realize it never did!

    Hi everyone!

    I’m back again for another post!

    Can you believe it?! LOL! I’ve been posting a few times a week since we began the new My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Blog!

    I have to say I’m so enjoying all this extra inspiration to share and post. I missed it. Granted, I’m running like CRAZY, but it feels good to share more often.

    OK here is the next challenge.

    Pretty Palette Challenge: MTMEPPC02

    CLICK HERE for details and to enter your own creation!

    I really loved the colors on this, so I decided to dust off an “old” set and make it fresh and new!

    Here is my take which I named  The Cafe

    I used the A Lil’ Cafe © 30 Images set  to make this card., which was designed  to look like the outside of a Cafe (obviously! LOL!).

    The brick pattern is stamped in a pale tea dye ink along the edges. I sponged on some tea ink to make it look like the outside of an aging painted brick cafe.

    There is a lot of dimension on this one, as you can see.

    My coffee cup, and chair seat are stamped, colored and cut, then raised with dimensionals.

    I love the windows! They are so pretty!!

    I stamped the windows,  adding the shutters, and the “curtain” trim, colored and cut them out. I also added the flowers (they are in the set) so they appear like they are growing out of the window boxes, which were stamped on blue cardstock, in a brown ink. They were added using dimensionals.

    I stamped on the sign images, and added the Cafe sentiment to the center.

    After everything was stamped I used my ruler, and black drawing pen to create my own sidewalk, adding grass with my marker. I also added some flowers to the sidewalk too.

    I took the All Steamed Up © digital paper, and changed the pink, to blue, to match my creation. I love that! It was the perfect additon to this!

    Thank you to Lisa for choosing such a fun Pretty Palette!

    I hope you all can give it a try too!

    I’ll be back on Thursday, as it the first day of peeks for the April 1st Release, and the next Pretty Pattern Challenge!

    See you then!

    MTME Pretty Pattern 02

    Mar 23, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    Welcome back everyone!

    I WAS enjoying what seems like the first of Spring, as the 3 feet of snow in my yard had finally melted, and I saw GRASS! Then, we ended up getting 2 more inches, with another storm to come today. I’m so over it! LOL!

    Anyway…today I wanted to share a card using the newest Pretty Pattern 02 on the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Blog.

    Sketch Keyword will be MTMEPPS02

    Click here to visit the blog, and enter your creation!

    Here is my take on the sketch:

    A strong cup o’ tea!

    I loved this sketch! It really made me want to use a lot of pattern, and layers but keep it clean too! I THINK I accomplished that.

    I knew I had been wanting to use this sentiment from the Keep Strong © 11 Images set, combined with one of our “coffee or tea” themed sets ( Fancy a Cuppa? © 20 Images, Grab a Cup © 37 Images, or A Spot of Tea © 20 Images ). I am really enjoying dusting off older sets, and executing old ideas I didn’t get time to implement.

    So with that being said I used the cup image from Fancy a Cuppa? . I decided to stamp my own design on the cup using the daisies in the set, colored with copic markers, and added the flourishes from the Fanciful Flourishes © 21 Images.

    I cut out my cup, and layered it onto the Dotted Stripes © Collection 2 paper. The floral paper is from the Coffee Beans © collection 😀 I love how it turned out.

    I stamped, colored and cut out the spoon to add to my design.

    Instead of a “bow” on the sketch, I used the “tea tag” I created using the “Time for Tea” sentiment, and tea pot image from Just For You © 38 Images. I added a mini flower from the Singing Silhouette © 24 Images set.


    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Fancy a Cuppa? © 20 Images, Keep Strong © 11 Images, Just For You © 38 Images,  Fanciful Flourishes © 21 Images,

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Dotted Stripes © Collection 2, Coffee Beans ©

    Now time to share a photo of my crafting sidekick!

    This is my 6 year old papercrafter: Amber

    She is hard at work, using my Copic markers to color in her project . Yes I said COPIC markers! She is very responsible, and I would trust her over anyone else 😀 She uses ALL my stuff! My Cricut, paper cutter, ink pads, cardstock, ATG gun…you name it.

    She generally works along side me.

    She goes to my website, picks out a template, and I will score it for her (explaining what I am doing). Depending on what he wants to do, she may decorate it first. I then help guide her to where the adhesive goes, and we both put it together 😀

    She always has great ideas and inspires alot of my packaging with her imagination.

    Here she made the Carry It © template, and stamped with the images from  Home Improvement © 21 Images, and a new, yet to be released set of images, designed after her 😀

    She created the entire project all on her own, picking her own images, and colors. The WHOLE thing 😀

    This is one side of the creation she made for herself 😀 (and her blue nails, also painted by herself! LOL!)

    Bad photo, it was dark out, and the lighting not so flattering, but she wanted a photo RIGHT away. She was so proud 😀

    But not NEARLY as proud of herself as I am of her.

    She is one amazing girl.

    Thanks for letting me share what I do, and how my children get involved and inspire me daily. They are my reason for everything!

    My children are the best “job” I ever had, and are the best thing I’ve ever created:D

    See you back here soon.

    Hi everyone!

    I’m excited to bring you the first Pretty Palette Challenge from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC.

    Keyword MTMEPPC01

    You can view the details, and add your entry here!

    Now let me share my take on the colors 😀

    Please join us for dinner

    I LOVE how this gift box turned out 😀

    I use the In Suspense template to create a “dinner” invitation gift. We have some friends we want to invite over, and I thought a little gift box of homemade raspberry cookies (not cooked yet-sorry!) would be a nice way to invite them over!

    For the template itself, I actually cut off the “door hanger” portion. leaving a bit of a top tab, and folded if in half, forward, for a clean and finished look.

    I strung my ribbon through the tab closure slot, and added my tag that reads”Please join us”. That sentiment is from the A Spot of Tea set. I omitted the “for tea” part 😀 I love the look of this project.

    I had really wanted to use the utensil image from the Fancy a Cuppa? set, to create my own dinner “place setting”, since we released it but had ran out of time to bring my idea into fruition. I love being able to go back and use older products 😀

    For the place setting I used the Killer Curves: Fanciful Frames border for the design on my virtual “plate”. I stamped it in green and colored it in. I added some flowers to the border, using the mini flower and “berry” image from the Singing Silhouetteset. I added more color to my plate, using my Copic marker.

    I then stamped, colored and cut out my utensils from the Fancy a Cuppa? set, and added them with dimensionals. Don’t they appear to be set in my plate ?! I love that!

    The red and green layer are meant to serve as my placemat. Corners are stamped with the corner flourish from the Killer Curves: Fanciful Frames set, in white. A simple detail.

    OK I have to admit, I used white instead of ivory :C I totally forgot the color was IVORY! LOL!  But, in my opinion, it was a neutral, so it was OK to switch it out! LOL! I also added a contrasting darker green. It’s all about getting started and running with it.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: In Suspense

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Fancy a Cuppa?, Killer Curves: Fanciful Frames, A Spot of Tea, Singing Silhouette

    Thanks so much for stopping by.

     I really hope these additional challenges are helping you get inspired, and that you play along with us each week. It really is a lot of fun, and inspiring me to get creative, and posting more often!

    Our next Pretty Palette Sketch Challenge will be Thursday!

    See you then!

    Time for a sketch challenge

    Mar 16, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy, Pretty Patterns Sketch

    Hi everyone!!

    I’m excited to share my card for the first Pretty Patterns Sketch!!

    Keyword MTMEPPS01

    You can view all the details HERE<—CLICK ME!

    Be sure you add your card to the gallery in the linked post above 😀 I cannot wait to see what YOU do with it.

    PRIZE FOR THIS WEEKS WINNER: The winner will receive the Harriet Hop-Along Birthday set, in honor of our latest release! (see my sample below for a idea :D)

    Here is MY take on the sketch 😀 I had a blast with it, and hope you will too.

    Happy 7th Birthday!

    I am truly in LOVE with the Harriet Hop-Along Birthday set! This is a NEW! release that I am just over the moon for. Not only is she cute, but she can make the perfect card for so many occasions, one being birthdays, of course!

    I made this to keep on hand, as my daughter Amber will be 7 this summer, and many of her friends will be turning 7 also! I always need cards ON HAND 😀

    I have been longing for more images to color, and let me just say it was so fun! I cannot wait to release more “color me pretty” images in the future.

    The colors were inspired by the Candy Shoppe Pretty Printables Paper.

    I colored my image in with my Copic markers, but for the balloon, I colored that digitally!

    I digitally colored the balloon  because I wanted the 7 th on the balloon to be in white, and the pink balloon to match my printable paper! So I colored the balloon pink (picking up the colors from the Candy Shoppe Pretty Printables Paper). I then took my copic marker and shadowed it afterward.

    It is SO  nice having my own printable paper, that I can resize (nice having large or smaller scale versions of a pattern), and only use what I need (no waste). I only need a decent stock of white or ivory cardstock and I have TONS of options. I love not needing to store tons of patterns, or worry about running out. With ONE purchase I get unlimited use of the digital paper! We carry over 140 paper collections right now 😀 Check them out!

    That does it for me!

    I have much to do (like finally load stuff to my gallery EEK! I need an assitant who can do that! LOL!) and am uber excited to see your projects too!

    Harriet Hop-Along Basket Sample

    Mar 15, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy

    Hi everyone 😀

    I’m happy to have received so many emails and subscriptions for the addition of the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Blog! If you haven’t stopped by yet, you won’t want to miss the latest announcements!

    I have a new sample posted there today using the latest Pretty Impressions Digital Stamp Release of Harriet Hop-Along Basket Single.

    Here is a lil’ peek!

    Click here to view the full project and details!

    Come back tomorrow because we have our first Pretty Patterns Sketch Challenge!

    You won’t want to miss it 😀

    Today I am traveling back to Boston with my mom. Looks like her tumor hasn’t shrunk :C We need to see the specialist and undergo more testing to find out what is going on. I know many of you are following her and her story, so that is the latest.

    April 1st we have court for her divorce. She is really nervous about that. It will be almost a year since her husband attacked her. Time has flown by and many things have changed.

    The Cancer really made my mom a stronger person, and put so much of her life into perspective. There are reasons for everything.

    As for the family-everyone is great 😀 The kids are getting so big and old, and of course bring joy to the house daily. 

    The snow is melting (yeah! Spring is looking closer and closer) and we are looking forward to working in our new yard! We want to plant a garden and have some landscaping to do. With our long dirt driveway

    Alexa is coming upon 4 year in remission, and is giving me the 11 year old attitude. I remind myself to be thankful for that 😀 She is getting really savvy with her laptop. The first week she got it, she couldn’t do ANYTHING, then the following week I found her watching Lady Gaga videos on YouTube! After that we set some parental controls! LOL! Now we encourage her to do her writing on her computer and continue her poems and stories.

    Noah is doing great in school. He is a “people pleaser”, and a favorite amongst many of his teachers. He is great with his classmates and always tires his best. This year he has made numerous academic strides. He is just such a great kid. He use to be my “headache” child, as he was always into something! LOL! Now he is so helpful, sensitive and caring. He is smart and says the funniest things. He is going to be just like his daddy when he grows up. Some girl will be lucky to have him.

    Amber is the one who is really looking forward to Spring. She got all her OWN gardening equipment, and is already planning the details for her garden. She keeps busy with me in the craft room on a daily basis. I think I have some serious competition when she gets older 😀 She is always drawing, and creating cards for everyone.

    Jason-crazy enough I think he misses endless house projects! LOL! He will have his hands full of them this Spring.

    Daisy (our dog) she is loving all the wildlife that comes into the yard. I’m certain her will come nose to nose with an unfriendly creature sometime soon! She love the yard, and spends lots of time going in and out!

    Me-well I’m just as busy as ever. I live for busy. Not too much to report on me. I spend my days caring for the kids, keeping the family healthy and organized, I clean (sometimes cook) and spend whatever free time I have creating.

    Life is good.

    That’s all for today. See you tomorrow

    Exciting News!!! and new images

    Mar 14, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Extra! Extra! Read all about it—-> CLICK HERE! 

    Exciting news huh?!

    I am over the moon with excitement about the latest announcements concerning my company My Time Made Easy ™ LLC! Be sure you read all about it.

    These changes and additions have been a long time coming, and I hope it inspires YOU to get crafty, more often. Now you know why (despite family stuff) I’ve been EXTRA busy!

    Be sure you check out the latest Pretty Impressions Digital Release <—CLICK HERE!

    Now with the latest announcements or a NEW! Release of Digital Images on the 15th of each month, I am going to share a sample using each of the sets over the next couple of days!

    Be sure to keep checking in for them!

    First up: Got Carrots?

    This gift set uses the NEW! Bizzy Bunny Digital Stamp Set!

    I love this image, as Spring is in it’s way, and I longed for some images to color! I love the boy bunny with his barrow of carrots! Add a bow to the head and it could become a girl too 😀 These bunnies (3 new images in total) are perfect for Easter, without being limited to a holiday. I love image versatility!

    Is this gift set not adorable?!

    I wanted to package up these homemade Carrot Cake Cookies, bottoms dipped in white chocolate-YUM! Perfect for Spring, or any occasion where a sweet treat is in order.

    Going with the carrot theme I used the Any Way You Slice It template to make a “carrot” box!

    This was SO easy to do! I printed the Dotted Stripes Collection 1 (Peach) to further enhance my “carrot” design. Super quick.

    For the top of the carrot (Any Way You Slice It template) I used the latest release of the Abra-Bow-Dabra to make the greenery on the top of my carrot box!

    I sponged the edged, and just omitted the center curl, and VOILA! Perfect carrot topper!

    I then used the Simple Seedling (card insert), re-sized to create my tag!

    I also added the sentiment “For some bunny sweet” to it, to top it off 😀

    Now you are looking at the same image of Bizzy Bunny which was used on the card, and on my Any Way You Slice It template tag!

    The card on the right, is the size this digital image opens up in. The tag on the left, I resized it to fit 😀

    Part of the BEAUTY of using digital stamps is the ability to resize, and flip/mirror the images. I could have digitally colored them as well to mass produce my gift or card, if needed, but I opted to hand color them with my copic markers.

    I did digitally color my sentiment on the card:

    I LOVE that sentiment from the Bizzy Bunny set !

    With my mom undergoing chemo, and others helping out, I think it is perfect for her to give to those who have been helpful to her 😀 I’m trying to make as many gifts as I can for her to send off to all the people she wants to thank! Thankfully being a papercrafter comes in handy more often than not! Everyone comes to me for gifts in the family! LOL! I love it.

    So, back to the card…instead of trying to use my markers (in select colors) to ink parts of the sentiment, I used my photo editing software to digitally color it. Perfect every time! No bleeding of colors, or unevenly inked areas, just makes the PERFECT  impression every time! (I did this on the Carrot tag too)

    I’m not saying I don’t love my acrylic images, but often I do wish for more options with images, and that is why we often offer both options.

    That being said, we are offering select sets in DIGITAL ONLY. Seems most of our customers prefer that method, and this will allow me to offer more choices, more often 😀 It also cuts down on your storage of images! We all know how quickly we can run out of space. I like to fill my craft room with STUFF, like cardstock, markers, embellishments, and ribbon, rather than tons of image ;D Plus it is easier to see what you OWN when you just open your digital stamp folder, and SEE all the images laid out before you, without pilfering through stacks of boxes, or CD cases.

    The card in itself has a lot of dimension 😀

    The head, tail, pocket/carrot, carrot sign, 2 carrots and greenery are all cut out, colored, and up on dimensionals for some added WOW! I just printed the image twice 😀

    I then added the fence which I cut using a punch. Super cute eh? I just used my Copic marker to add to the dimesnion!

    Now you can start to see all these possibilties from these new images. We have LOTS of digital stamps to choose from, so check them out –>HERE!

    Well that does it for me today.

    Please return tomorrow for a sample using one of the other NEW! Digital Pretty Impressions images we just released!

    Until then


    Mar 14, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    This is a peek at what is to be announced tomorrow!

    Don’t miss the news, as I have several surprised up my sleeve!

    Blog Hop: A Year In Review

    Mar 4, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, JUGS Challenge

    Well today wraps up our March Release Projects. I have yet to load my stuff to our AMAZING gallery, but promise to by the weekend!

    We like to celebrate this day with a group post. 

    As I mentioned last month, we have added a NEW! feature to the end of our monthly release called A year in review. This is when the design team and myself shares a project using any previously released stamps, templates, papers, and cut files! 

    This will allow you all even MORE ideas for using previously released items!

    Let the inspiration begin here: 

  • Kristin Bueter
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • Pam Imholz
  • Tangii Crain
  • and our guest Kathryn Berthiaume!
  • Sadly I don’t have my own sample to share for the Year in Review. SOON though.

    I definitely want to use the What’s Your Angle? again and will have a peek at what has taken up most my time these days.

    Now that being said I am working hard on something special (you will be in the KNOW next week some time) that has consumed much of my time, as have the kids (they are on vacation), so I will plan to post a peek SOON!! I’m putting in much time and energy, and I think it will be worth the wait 😀

    I do have a sample to share, even though I don’t have a template today. It is for a sketch challenge for the JUGS Challenge #74! <–CHECK IT OUT

    Here I used both the latest release sets: Singing Silhouette, and Keep Strong

    The sentiment and image are stamped on a up-side-down tag, as you can see the bow is hanging at the bottom.

    I LOVE this sentiments ” The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step” Its my life motto! I wear a bracelet that says it, to remind me daily of the journey I have been on.

    The paper is from the Coffee Beans Pretty Printables Digital Paper. It actually inspired the color scheme for this creation.

    Well its been a fabulous release!

    I plan on returning really soon with PEEK at what is to come. Don’t miss out on what the team has shared the last week either! They really went over and above with this release!

    My Etsy

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