Archive for June, 2011

July Release: Keep Dazzling Them!

Jun 30, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Today is July Release for My Time Made Easy ™ LLC!

Check out our NEW! PRODUCTS —>HERE! You won’t want to miss a thing!

View our GALLERY! —> HERE! Always full of amazing gift ideas, just for you!

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To celebrate our July Release we always start with a Group Post full of gifts and project ideas for you!

Today the team and myself will be using one of our NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates to create a gift set of 4 Cards! You can never have too many card set ideas (wink).

Be sure to visit the team today:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Kathryn Berthiaume
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • Tangii Crain
  • Today my project will be using the latest For Keeps Pretty Packaging Templates. Now I DID want to use our other template of the month: Carry Clutch as I have not shared anything about it yet, but this particular project idea (at least not on my blog-see the store or gallery), just flowed, so I went with it! Sometimes you just gotta go with where inspiration takes you!

     I will share a sample featuring the Carry Clutch tomorrow 😀

    So here is my Blooming with Thanks gift set:

    I really enjoyed using the For Keeps template.

    My design for the lid was UBER simple!

    I simply printed the floral vine pattern from the  Blooming with ElegancePretty Printables Digital Paper for my lid!  I love how it turned out.

    I then took the Thank You sentiment from the Keep It Organized © set, printed it in chocolate ink, then punched and layered it onto my label.

    I used the Base Option #2 so that this could hold the 12 thank you cards I created.

    There are 3 different designs, 4 of each.

    Just remove the lid, and you can see that they fit nicely in here.

    The card sizes are 4 3/4 Wide X 4 1/2 High.

    Who would’ve thought this could fit SO MANY cards?! But it does.

     Now the card details…

    Embellished Blossoms

    The first set of 4 were designed to coordinate with the design of the For Keeps template above.

    I used the Embellished Blossoms pattern from the Blooming with Elegance Pretty Printables Digital Paper, to serve as the focus of my card. Talk about EASY!!! Just print the size I wanted, cut and go!

    Dazzling Design

    I saw a pillow in a magazine that totally inspired this set of card. It was just a few flowers, scattered/layered across part of the pillow.

    So I took the flowers from the Be Dazzled Stamp Set, digitally colored and layered them across my art board, then printed them out! It can’t get much easier than that! 

    Note: You can save your creations so you can easily re-produce more in the future! Pull the design up and re-color them for a whole new look!

    Two Words

    Here is another set that I created using images from the Be Dazzled Stamp Set. I just placed images where I wanted them, and then colored them digitally, for a quick set of 4 cards.

    I chose to layer on a sentiment from the Sensational Digital Package © .

    I love how it turned out. As stated above I was able to save this for future use, to allow me to quickly print n’ go!

    Having created these cards digitally was so quick, fun and easy! Now I don’t have to constantly re-create my designs! If I need/want other colors I just click my paint bucket and change the colors. We often feel that we don’t have the time to make a card, if you digitally create a few cards, you can always find the time to print, cut and go as I did with my cards here today. It quicker and cheaper than running out quick to BUY a card in a pinch.

    You can never have too many thank you notes.

     Upon creating this set, I made it because I am going to actually need to send Thank You cards, hopefully on a regular basis!

    Our daughter Amber recently received a 3 year modeling contract, in which she hopes to persue modeling/acting. She is learning so much in the classes they are having her take right now, and is LOVING it. Her latest modeling shoot went amazing, and the photographer and several staff members complimented her on several areas! I was very proud of her!! Most were surprised she was only 6 😀 They said she was very photogenic, professional, patient, and did excellent in taking directions, and was very easy to work with. WOW!

    Anyway, her classes are teaching her a so much, and she informed me (rightly so) that after she goes for an audition, it is important for her to send out a Thank You note, immediately following her audition for a shoot/role. 

    So I got to work on mass producing several Thank You notes, for me to keep on hand so I can send them out immediately. As you see, I made 12 right now, for times when I get really busy, and need to get them out! In the future I can just print and go, as I saved my designs for easy duplication in the future.

    She will soon be in a play: Snow White, with the Hampstead Stage Company, in late July. Not sure what role she will play yet, but I needed to send a thank you note out to the company ASAP!

    I think each collection is clean, and simple, yet professional.

    I try to create simple understated notes that I would actually purchase in store if I were to see them. I think these certainly fit the bill 😀 

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: 

    For Keeps

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: 

    Be Dazzled, Keep it Organized, Sensational Sentiments

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper: 

    Blooming with Elegance

    Well, thanks again for letting me share.

    Tomorrow I’ll return with more projects and ideas!

    Hope to see you then.

    It’s almost July and that means that on the 1st My Time Made Easy ™ LLC will have another amazing release of coordinating products for you!!

    Each month gets better and better 😀

    This month we have 2 Pretty Packaging Templates, 1 amazing & unique Pretty Impressions Stamp Set, 2 Pretty Pieces Cut Files, and 3 Pretty Printables Digital Paper Collections!!

    Today we will be sharing a Group Post to peek some amazing projects that are being released tomorrow July 1st!

    Be sure you visit:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Kathryn Berthiaume
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • They each have some AMAZING projects that are sure to get your creative ideas flowing 😀

    Also be sure you check out the MTME Blog!!

    The Pretty Pattern Sketch Team has posted a NEW! Sketch and samples today! Also check out the latest from the Pretty Palette Color Team has done!

    Now let me share my project samples and some information about some of what we are releasing this month!

    Be Dazzled!

    I’m very excited to share this template and stamp set combination with you all!

    I designed a stamp set that was designed with the jewelry maker in mind, or those who love to gift it!

    The idea for this set came from a dear friend of mine Sonia, who makes and sells jewlery at Sonia Jung Designs! I have gotten many of her stunning creations from her store, and love to give them the proper presentation!

    The stamp set is called Be Dazzled , and I will get to the details on that, following the template information.

    The template is called For Keeps, and it offers a dual base option! So like another 2 for the price of 1!!

    Here is some info!

    For Keeps Pretty Packaging Template

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

     Completed Project Size:

    5 1/4 Inches Wide

    4 1/2 Inches Tall

    1 2/3 Inches Deep 

    Note: There are 2 box base options with this template. The lid features a stunning window option, which you can choose to use the window cut out, or just decorate the lid as desired.

     This Pretty Packaging was originally designed for you to package up those gifts that dazzle!

     This versatile box is sure to quickly become a favorite with its endless design options.

     The For Keeps Base 1

    This base features alterable cut out options, that allow you to display your gifts of jewelry (handcrafted or store bought) such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets or even rings.

    Alter the cut out options, as you see fit, to suit your gift!

    The lid fits perfectly over the top of the base.

    Due to the base angle, your items will fit inside perfectly.

    You an display items on one, or BOTH sides of this base!

    HOW FUN?!

    The optional window allows you to put your gifts that dazzle, on display!

    Here is a sample of this template, as seen above, ready for displaying a fabulous gift set:

    Isn’t this stunning?

    I wanted you to be able to see the printed window I created for the box window.

    I designed my label on the box using the Be Dazzled Set. Once I created/layered my images, I then printed the label on my transparency sheet!!!


    Yes! You can print (in color too!) on transparency sheets! I get mine at Target, and they are by Printworks.

    Look how clear and crisp my image is. I will do one with full color at some point soon to show you how cool this can be!

    Now onto the jewelry display…..

    Here I am displaying a necklace and earring gift set.

    The rest of the necklace hangs into the box base. The base open on the bottom, so you can easily manipulate everything.

    The jewelry is displayed on an angled base, so that these items lay nicely against it, and really showcase the items displayed  inside! It also allows your lid to slide over the top without getting stuck! 


    Now how cool it is that you can choose to design and display your gifts already packaged up, or remove the window so they can be surprised 😀 This is great for all of you out there her design/sell jewelry, especially at craft fairs! No more BORING jewelry boxes, that you already anticipate that there is jewelry in them before opening.

    This is a far more fashionable, functional and FUN way to present such dazzling creations.

     You can alter the cut outs to suit your project needs as well. 

    This base was altered to just hold earrings. The top is the same.

    You can then use the lid with the stunning window cut out, to display your gifts beautifully

     The window cut out was designed to coordinate with the Be Dazzled Pretty Impressions Stamp Set, and Be Dazzled Pretty Pieces Cut File. See the next project for details on that!

     The For Keeps Base 2

    This base is a boxed bottom, which is your 2nd base option.

    This option was created for those times you want to package something IN a box base! Not everyone wants to gift jewelry, and you may just need a super fun and functional gift box, so this is it 😀

    Simply put your gift inside.

    In this one I designed it a little differently, as my gift will fit IN the box base, instead of being on display.

     Now the gift ideas are truly endless.

     Be sure you check out the Be Dazzled Pretty Impressions Stamp Set, and Be Dazzled Pretty Pieces Cut File, as these were used in my samples today.

    Let me share the stamp set details now!

    Be Dazzled Digital Stamp Set of 39 Digital Images $12

    Have you longed for the perfect set of images to compliment and dress up your gifts that dazzle?

    Then this is the set for you!

    For all of you out there who make, sell, gift, or package handmade or even store bought jewelry, this is the set for you!

    There are many sentiments in the set to help you describe exactly what you have gifted/created.

    You can layer the sentiments and use them with the tag images in the set.

    Sentiments Include:




    Made With:


    10 K

    14 K

    18 K

    24 K


    Sterling Silver

















    One of a kind

    You’re a Gem!

    For a dazzling person

    There are some floral images and 2 labels within the set.

    Here is the close up view of the tag on one of my boxes:

    Isn’t this stunning?

    I love all flowers, and thought that this set could use a few flowers to accent the amazing set of sentiments.

    I just created my tag, then colored it with my Copic Markers!

    I used the same tag frame as in the transparency window project above, only on this one, I printed my floral label, adding the sentiment “For a dazzling person”, and cut it out using the Be Dazzled Pretty Pieces Cut File. The large label fits perfectly into the labels in the Be Dazzled Digital Stamp Set.

    The large label has many uses, but was made to perfectly accent and decorate your boxed gifts.

    The smaller tag (not shown here today) was made for you to label your gift item! It is perfectly sized to hang off your dazzling gift.

    You may want to check out the amazing For Keeps Pretty Packaging Template (shown above), as that was created to fabulously feature your dazzling gifts of jewelry, or other items you wish to package.

    Be sure you also check out the Be Dazzled Pretty Pieces Cut File, as it was designed to cut the 2 tags in this set.

    Here is some info on the tag:

    Be Dazzled Pretty Pieces Cut File $2.50

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    This is a set of 2 tags, designed to coordinate with the tag images from the Be Dazzled Pretty Impressions Stamp Set. These 2 tags are perfect for all your paper crafting needs be it for adding to your cards, frames, scrapbook pages, gifts, and of course any of your Pretty Packaging creations!


    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates:

    For Keeps

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Be Dazzled

    Pretty Pieces Cut File:

    Be Dazzled

    Well that is a lot to take in, in one day, so please come back tomorrow for our July Release, where you will be able to see even more projects and get all the details on our latest release. There is another template to share, and lots more ideas, so see you tomorrow!

    I’m back again!

    Today I am sharing another sample using our latest Digital Release of Underwater Wonderment, combined with the latest Pretty Palette Sketch Challenge 14:

    Click here to enter your submission, or view the sketch details/samples!

    I am so happy to finally get to play along with the Pretty Pattern Sketch team, on time! LOL!

    I’ve been quite busy wrapping up projects, and completing end of year teacher gifts, since tonight we will meet with our school staff at the Author’s Night. I will share  those projects when the products I chose to use have been released 😀 For now it’s top secret 😀

    Here is my take on the sketch.

    Don’t you just love the NEW! Alexa Mermaid image from the Underwater Wonderment © set? She was designed with my sweet daughter Alexa, in mind. She loves to swim, like a little fish, and requested a Mermaid she could use and color herself.

     designed this using the latest Pretty Palette Color Challenge 13:


    I LOVED this sketch that Tangii designed, as it allowed me to work with several patterns of paper, all together, which were inspired by the color palette!

     I chose to use:

    Fun Flowers ©

    Fresh Flowers ©

    Romance © (re-colored digitally to match)

    Don’t the patterns really compliment eachother, and add to the sea like feel of it, despite the fact they AREN’T “sea” themed?

    I printed and colored by mermaid using my Copic Markers. I also chose to adorn the corner with the O’mazing Oyster image, instead of the “bow” in the sketch. I love her to pieces.

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I hope you enjoyed today’s sample and that you get some time to check out what the Pretty Pattern Sketch team has come up with! Maybe you will even play along with one of our fun challenges 😀

    Until next time!


    New! Release: Underwater Wonderment

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

    Hi Everyone!

    (UGH! This post got erased 3 times already :C Crossing fingers this one works!)

    Well I have another mid-month release of Digital Images for you, just in time for the Summer!

    Introducing Underwater Wonderment!

    Underwater Wonderment Digital Stamp Set of 6 Images $10

    * Images also sold separately*

    This is the most adorable set!

    You, or that special child in your life are sure to enjoy making some wonderful creations with this under the sea themed set of creatures!

    This set features the following images:

    Alexa Mermaid

    Daphne Dolphin

    Gabby Grabber

    Olivia Octopus

    Sheila Seahorse

    O’mazing Oyster

    You’ll find this set is just perfect for those under the sea themed party invites, color pages, cards, tags, packaging templates, iron ons  or even room decor!

    Project ideas include:

    Print large for a coloring page

    Color or paint, then frame for room decor

    Print out on vinyl wall cling

    Use on Iron On sheet to decorate t-shirt, curtains, lampshades, pillows, tote bags, backpacks and even clothing!

    The possibilities for some wonderful projects are endless!

    Now how about some samples from the team?


    Nancy Jansen

    Bonnie Ratzloff

    Tangii Crane

    Lynn Managan

    Now it’s my turn to share some ideas with you!

    Jumpin’ through hoops:

    I love this card.

    This is for the son of a family friend 😀 for his 4th birthday. I think he will like it.

    I went with a fun, summery, boyish color palette, that I grabbed from my colors from the Under the Cabana paper collection. (SORRY! This paper collection won’t be released until August but I couldn’t resist using it)

    The first thing I thought of when I saw the Daphne/Daniel Dolphin image from the Underwater Wonderment © – Digital was the dolphin jumping through a hoop, much like you’d see at Sea World.

    The sentiment is from the Chase Your Dreams © set.

    I printed the sentiment in a aqua ink first, then proceed to cut and create my card.

    Next up Bubbling with Happiness:

    How cute is this lil’ octopus???

    This is Olivia/Oliver Octopus

    I was so inspired by my pattern in my ribbon!

    I cut out several sized circles, and layered them across my card.

    I always start with a color palette first, then create from there.

     I love taking colors from advertisements, clothing, ribbon or patterned paper.

    I also love having things on dimensionals! Everything looks better when its not all FLAT!

    Next up…know someone whose crabby?

    Why not cheer them up with this lil’ crab!

    Happiest of Days:

     Is this not adorable?

    I love Gabby/Gabriel Grabber Crab

    I love that (aside from Alexa Mermaid) this images in this set are gender nuetral.

    That “Happiest of Days” sentiment comes from the Timed Write ©.

    It was perfect for my crab to “hold”!

    I printed my images on my card, then colored with my Copic markers. For the background, I just sponged on some ink for the “sand” and the “sky”.

    I had a circle cut-out that I used as a template to create a subtle sun, using yellow stickles.

    Once again I used the Under the Cabana paper collection (releasing in August).

    Easy peasy.

    I hope you like the new set!

    Well that is all for me today.

    Come back for more tomorrow as I share another sample for our Pretty Pattern Sketch Challenge!


    Amber’s First Photo Shoot

    Jun 12, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: family stuff

    Hi Everyone!

    Just checking in quick with a little family update.

    I always find something to keep me busy, and my family definitely does that. I always have something going on, and when things slow down, I manage to find something else to pile on my plate!

    Our recent addition to the schedule is something that has kept me VERY busy lately!

    Amber has started modeling for a very reputable modeling  agency in Boston Ma.

    We have a 3 year contract as of right now (and yes we can get out if she doesn’t want to do it anymore-WHEW!). They have several agencies, and have represented some of the biggest names in the industry.

    Now this isn’t like PAGEANTS! It’s totally different. You don’t get them glammed up, to look 21, put them in a ton of make-up, spray tan, froofy hair, and poofy dresses. They keep them natural looking and age appropriate! Nothing creepy.

    I love how they tell the girls your schooling is first, and we don’t want you to think of this as a career, but a hobby. Much like taking dance classes, or playing soccer! You need to have a life goal for an actual career. Honestly the chance of becoming “big” is very minimal, so a career plan is great. So far Amber wants to be a veterinarian. That may change, but I am certainly encouraging that! She has said that the last 2+ years, so fingers crossed, that is a great goal.

    As for the modeling, this is something Amber has wanted to do for some time now. She is photogenic, and loves getting in front of the camera. She is almost 7, so she is arriving at the perfect age to start in this industry, should she actually have a chance at doing something. The goal is to possibly allow her to do photo shoots for magazines, runway, ads, and possibly commercials or MAYBE act, in any capacity.

    She is currently taking some classes that will hopefully help her break into the acting aspect of it, should an opportunity arise. If not, the classes are great in general because they are teaching her a lot about herself, how to interact with people, memorize lines (which can help in school), and project a positive image. She absolutely loves everything about this.

    I’m surprised at how seriously she is taking this, given her age, but then again, she is an “old” 6 year old. I think our family dynamic has made Amber into being a mature, polite, self sufficient, responsible, confident, care taking, and loving girl. She always strives to do her best at everything, and this is no different.

    She had her first photo shoot last week!

    CLICK EACH PHOTO TO VIEW (this is the gallery option for my blog)

    Out these photos, they will only pick 2 ! CRAZY!

    Her next shoot is in 2 weeks.

    I’m very proud of her 😀

    I am especially proud that she is always well behaved (especially in this situation – as its very important), polite and patient. We have a long drive and even longer waits for meetings, photos etc. It’s not all always fun, but I’m always proud to introduce her to people because she is so good about all of it. She always speaks clearly, makes eye contact, and thanks the people involved for their time. It’s cool to see your children actually put into practice, what you teach them at home. Amber is actually kinda shy, although she does well interacting with others. Not so shy that she wouldn’t talk, just a little shy, and quiet. I am the polar opposite, being extremely outgoing. My son Noah is much more like me personality. We can’t go anywhere without him talking to someone and making a ton of friends instantly. Alexa is so shy its scary! She is often mute in public! We have been trying to work on that for some time, and she is getting much better 😀

    As for her photo shoot she was VERY nervous! I didn’t expect her to get so nervous. The photographer actually had to tell her to breath! LOL! You could tell she was nervous, this being her first time in front of a professional team, in a  huge room of people, with large lights, and a big camera in her face, with various people telling her what to do. The photographer having a heavy French accent. By the end of the shoot, she got more comfortable, and started really enjoying it, and switching from serious to smiling, from this position to that.

    As time goes on she will get more comfortable. Right now we are working on exposing her to the camera and getting her portfolio built up. She has her first runway show in October, unless something comes up before hand, so she is preparing for that as well. By that time she will have her photo portfolio complete, along with a video profile for the agency. That is also where the classes come in! It will really help her with that. I guess with the Internet being what it is they do a lot with that, and given her age, they want photos updated monthly. Thankfully we don’t have to pay for them! LOL!! It will be cool to see her grow and change over the next 3 years, having a professionally documented photo album. I love too, that I can print, post and do what I want/need with the agency photos. The photographer signs a waiver to us that allows us to make prints etc. Very cool.

    Anyway, this is a big part of what we are doing right now. It feels nice to divide some of my time to the baby of the family. When Alexa got Leukemia, Amber had just turned one, and I was away in the hospital for 9 months, and even then after that much time has been dedicated to Alexa. I think Amber enjoys the time she and I are spending as we do the photo shoots, meetings, classes and whatever else may come. So this help alleviate some of my guilt, not being in two places at once!

    Now speaking of Alexa…she just had her port-a-cath removed, and celebrates her 4th year in remission!! Now we only need to see the doctors every 6 months. Amazing! I promise that I will do my best to get some photos of her as soon as we have a nice sunny day! What can I say…she is 11! I’ve tried getting her photos the last 2 months and she gives me TOTAL attitude! She’d rather keep drawing, writing, reading and playing on her laptop! I’m a little freaked because she’s started with her yearly bout of congestion, that starts late Spring, then turns to pneumonia in the fall, despite everything we try to do. Last September she ended up in the ICU for 2 weeks. That was by far the scariest time I’ve ever had with her, heat surgery, Croup, Cancer and all! So I’m praying that encouraging her coughing will curb this.

    My mom had her surgery, to remove her tumor, and is recovering well, but not as quickly as she would like. It’s been a very long year and a half for her. She still has 4 months left of Chemo. Her divorce is coming up at month’s end, and her soon to be ex-husbands attempted murder trail is in July. I of course will be there for her through all of it, so that will be a little crazy, as the drive is about 2 1/2 hours ONE WAY. Its so emotionally and physically draining. There is so much on her plate, and I try to unload it, but there isn’t much I can do about the emotional toll things are taking on her other that to be here for her and listen.

    Um, what else…Noah, he is great! He can’t wait to end the school year, and start up Soccer. He SOOOOOO tall it’s insane. He is literally the height of most 13 year olds, based on the growth chart, from what the doctor says. They expect him to be at least 6’5. He’s been picking me daisies, and writing me notes,then leaving them under my pillow at night! So sweet. (minus a bug of two from the flower-EW!)

    Hubby-he is good. I have the best, most supportive husband/father. He is hard at work on the house,landscaping and getting a patio done so we can have a family/friend BBQ 4th of July or during Annual Balloon Rally 😀 As for Amber, he was initially not on board, but then seeing the agency is legit, and how much Amber wanted to do this, he is OK with it. He was actually proud too when he saw how well she conducted herself amongst adults.

    Anyway, that is it,  in a nutshell. I just wanted to get on here and tell you all what I’m up to these days, aside from WORK, and creating. I feel like I go from one release to the next, and don’t want to forget about the time I’ve spent just sharing and connecting with other here in this amazing cyberland of friends (and real one of course).

    So I hope you are all enjoying the start of Summer. I would love to hear something that is going on in your life now if you want to share!

    Happy thoughts!

    MTME Publications

    Jun 10, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Hi everyone!

    Some exciting news to share!

    Our very own Monique Hansen has been published in Create: Stamping Magazine!

    You can purchase this magazine —> HERE <—

    When you purchase this magazine  you are offered a free book!!  Monique also has a cone party ensemble  in the Create: For the Home magazine, which is one of the FREE options!

    I’ve ordered my copy, and cannot wait to get it!

    Another publication I was made aware of by another design team member Fran is in the Summer Edition of Magnolia Ink Magazine.

    A designer in the magazine, named “Christine”, used our Berry Sweet Basket, and is is featured on the first page!!

    I am aware from customers looking for certain products they’ve seen published, that there are many others out there who’ve had recent publications using our products.

    If you see something from our store published, or you yourself are being published, please let me know!

    Contact [email protected]

    We are very happy and excited when our customers choose to feature our products in their publication submissions 😀 Our coordinating products make is easier for many of you who are trying to fit specific calls for products 😀

    Thank you to all our customers.

     I appreciate your continued support!

    Today we wrap up our June Release Projects, and as always we like to end thing with the ever popular Year in Review!

    This is when the team gets together to provide you all with NEW! ideas using older products.

    So get inspired and see what the team has created:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Kathryn Berthiaume
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • Tangii Crain
  • So for my project today I combined some new with old 😀 and the latest

    Pretty Palette Color Challenge 12

    Click here to view challenge details and to enter your own creation!

    Here is mine:

    Forever Sunshine

    OH! How I love the colors and cheery feeling this gift set has 😀

    I adore designing packaging to suit my gift, and making it coordinate.

    This month I designed a paper collection called Spring is Here! This collection utilized some images from older sets, to create some NEW! fresh and fun pattern paper!

    I used this paper as the main focus on an older template: What’s Your Angle? ©

    Here if the full front view, obscured.

    I loved this box!

    I love the size of it, the unique angles of the box, and how you can use various patterns of paper to show them off 😀

    Here I used 3 patterns from the Spring is Here! collection, and they are showcased perfectly!

    I used the butterflies on the wide angles, and the stripe pattern on the triangular sides.

    It looks amazing all the way around!

    That is so important when creating anything.

    The finishing details.

    All sides looking nice & professional.

    For the top, I chose to use the floral pattern. I love  that pattern 😀

    To adorn the top I went once again with old, made new stamp sets: Tending The Garden © & All A Flutter ©! The border is the seed packet image from Tending The Garden .

    I stamped the leaf image from Tending The Garden onto the open line image of the butterfly from All A Flutter. I had too much fun combining these sets and paper collection.

    I love pulling out my older stuff and finding new uses. In this economy we need to stretch our purchases and uses for them.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates:

    What’s You Angle?

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Tending the Garden, All A Flutter

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

    Spring is Here!

    Pretty Pieces Cut File:

    Well thank you so much for stopping by!
    Don’t forget to view our Blog, which posts weelky challenges on Thursday & Sunday’s, and get inspiration anytime, from our Gallery of design team member blogs.
    I’ll be back with more to share soon 😀

    Welcome back again today.

    Sorry this is LATE :C I never posted when I told it to :C GRR!!!!

    I hope you are all enjoying the fabulous gift ideas from the team here at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC.

    Today you will want to visit:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Kathryn Berthiaume
  • Last month we said goodbye to a dear design team member Pam Imholz :C She was with me from the beginnning and she will be greatly missed by myself and the team, but we wish her well on her endevours. Now on our team is the amazingly talented Kathryn Berthiaume, whom I failed to give proper acknowledgement! She’s been a guest on our team before, and is part of our Pretty Pattern Sketch team so I forgot she was NEW! to the MTME team! I feel like she’s been with uis all this time. So my apologies for my oversight of both these amazing women! The last 5 months or so I’ve been caring my mom (and kids), so my family life had me in a bit of a tailspin.

    Today I thought I’d share some more card ideas with you using the NEW! Night at the Movies set, and About to Pop! set , in coordination with the NEW! Movie Tickets, Countdown, and Pop Some Fun digital paper, and the Hot Ticket & Caught on Film Cut Files.

    I used all these elements together 2 create 5 different card designs.

    First up my favorite!

    Ticket to Enjoy! 

    I LOVE this card!

    (and need to make a template to match it at some point!)

    It used both the Night at the Movies set, and About to Pop! set in coordination to create the final product.

    The card layout is from the Pretty Pattern Sketch 10

    I used the star patterned paper from the Pop Some Fun paper. I used paper colors to digitally color the tickets, which I created using images from both the Night at the Movies set, and About to Pop! set .

    I used this technique: Using Cut Files with Digital Images with the Hot Ticket © Cut file, to cut out my digitally designed tickets that I created. It was so easy, and look at the results! So cool. The ticket strip from the  About to Pop! set open to be the size you need to use with the Hot Ticket ©  Cut file! You can resize both, if you want to, just ensure you resize BOTH my percentage, not actual measurements.

    Popped Fresh

    Here is another card I did using the popcorn bag from the Night at the Movies set in coordination with the Pop Some Fun digital paper.

    My popcorn bag is 3 D. It looks YUMMY in person.

     I added some “lights” to the filmstrip pattern paper on the right side, using my markers. Easy Peasy card. A great way to invite people to a movie themed party, or for a celebration of any kind.

    Caught on Film

    Now this card uses the NEW! Caught on Film © Cut File. I love the cut file Kristin designed, and can see this added to cards, bags, tags and especially Scrapbook pages, or frames everywhere! How cute would it be to add your child’s photos inside instead?! LOVE IT! 

    I used the images from the Night at the Movies set, and put them into the Caught on Film © Cut File. 

    This card features paper from both the NEW! Movie Tickets, and Countdown digital paper collections.

    Now also using images from Night at the Movies set, and  paper from both the NEW! Movie Tickets, and Countdown digital paper collections are these two cards to follow.

    Date Night

    I love the papers Sara designed in coordination with her set Night at the Movies set. I used both of her collections to create this super simple card. I love letting the paper become the important part of my project details.

    I love customizing the movie clipboard to suit my occasion. It is one of the funnest things I did using this latest release. Having this option for digital images is really too fun.

    The stripe pattern and these tickets are my FAVORITE! They look stellar together.

    Lights, Camera, Action!

    Here I used the same paper combination of paper, but scaled the ticket paper to be smaller. I cut out 2 of the tickets from the paper, to add to my card.

     I hand colored the popcorn bag, but had digitally colored the pop corn flag on the bag first. The camera was printed, punched, and added to a paperclip that I customized.

    Too fun!!!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Night at the Movies, About to Pop!

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

    Movie Tickets, Countdown, and Pop Some Fun

    Pretty Pieces Cut File:

    Caught on Film, Hot Ticket

    Well, I hope you liked today’s inspiration.

    Tomorrow is our final day of projects for the June Release.

    We celebrate that with an amazing Group Post that you won’t want to miss, as we renew our older release products.

    Till then.

    June Release Day#3

    Jun 2, 2011 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    We’re back again today!

    Thanks for stopping by to see even more of what’s new with the latest products from the June Release.

    Today you will want to visit:

  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • Today I thought I’d share something for the boys! All too often they are left out, and forgotten.

    I’m happy to say that the last couple of months we’ve added to our product line with boys/men in mind, with more to soon follow.

    Check out these fun sets, perfect for the boys, or the man in your life (just in time for Father’s Day too):

    NEW! Got Game?

    SK8R Boy © 7 Images – Digital

    Now that you’ve seen some of the latest additions let me get to my project!
    As you know I’m all about coordination. That is what brought me into the paper-crafting world in the first place. First it was creating cards to match my gift wrap I had bought in the store, and then it turned into making my own gift wrap for my creative projects, from start to finish – 100% handmade! One thing turned into another and now I do what I love. The best part about that is that others love doing it too, and the feeling I see come over the people I gift these handmade gifts to makes it even better.
    So for my next homemade gift!
    Got Game? Gift Set
    So this time my project is for my son Noah.
    The NEW! Got Game? set was designed with him in mind. He is a HUGE video gamer. HUGE! He’s been playing since he was almost 3. Crazy, I know, but his daddy loves video games too! So as they say the apple doesn’t fall far.
    So to package up one of the games on his list I created a gift box using the NEW! Disc-Covered Pretty Packaging Template.
    Personally for me, the need for this particular packaging is what spurred the design of this template combination, intentionally making it a bit larger to suit other gifts ideas to offer some versatility.
    I love the interlocking lid panels too, as that offers a fun way of presenting these gifts, in an unexpected way.
    I got inspired with colors from an older collection of paper: Shopping Shirley’s © Nomad’s Teal Leaf, which has paper that coordinates perfectly with the NEW! Got Game? set. The images from that paper come from the Money Well Spent © set, and match this new set, like no other!
    I took the colors from the Shopping Shirley’s © Nomad’s Teal Leaf, into my photo editing software to re-color my NEW! Pop Some Fun! Pretty Printable Digital Paper, which is where the star patterned paper on this project came from!!!  Now it is a perfect match. I love being able to do that, so my project is sure to match what I am doing every time. I also love not needing to worry about running out of  any particular pattern any more. When you can print your own you have a endless supply! I use to hoard and save my favorite patterns.
    OK now the details of this….

    Cute eh?
    The game controller comes from the Money Well Spent © set, and like the paper, it was a perfect match to the  NEW! Got Game? set.
    Now for my image, I hand colored it with my Copic markers. I always print my paper first, then color after to ensure a great match.
    I love the opportunities that the digi images afford me. I can make them as big or small as I want. I can digitally color them, or hand color, I can flip them, remove parts I don’t want…like on my card!
    Can you see I removed the stars from the background of my image, and my image is obviously smaller than the one that is on my NEW! Disc-Covered template.
    I used the same papers on my card, as my template, and intead of having a 3 D star, like on my template, I used the star sentiment from the SK8R Boy © set instead.
    So I added the highest score sentiment to the lower left corner, and added the score. I used a variety of numbers for Noah which is is coming age: 9 then his birthday 11-13-02. Just a fun way to add a “score”.
    If you were making an invitation with this set the party date, address or childs age would be perfect there!

    Pretty Packaging Templates:

    Disc-Covered (DVD)

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Got Game?, SK8R Boy

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

    About to Pop!, Shopping Shirley’s Nomad’s Teal Leaf

    So that is all for me today. Hopefully you’ll have time to stop by tomorrow because we aren’t done with the ideas yet!

    Until then.

    Today we are back with more inspiring gift ideas and inspiration!

    My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is the go to place for all your creative, coordinating gift packaging ideas! We offer more ideas monthly for your creative gift giving than most companies 😀

    We have a wide arrangement of creative Pretty Packaging Templates, Stamps, Cut Files and Printable Paper that is designed for use for all crafting skill levels. Whether you are looking for a project for the kids, or are a seasoned crafter, you will love all our user friendly products.

    You can use our products with ANY home printer! No special supplies needed. Print n’ GO!

    For those of you with personal cutting systems, we offer our templates and cut files to suit every cutting system.

    Read our ABOUT PAGE for details.

    OK now how about some projects!

    Today you will want to visit:

  • Katie Cotton
  • Tangii Crain
  • Today I want to share another fun project using the Fresh Popped Pretty Packaging Template!

    Isn’t this adorable???

    I turned the Fresh Popped template into a Fresh Planted Pot!

    I found some adorable Tulip shaped lollipops the other day, so I immediately knew they would be perfect packaged up in the Fresh Popped template, turned flower pot.

    Obviously I went with the terracotta color for my pot.

    When creating it I just scored 3/4 of an inch from the top of the scallops and folded the scallops down on each panel. I then assembled my template, per the instructions.

    I found that the lollipops matched the pattern and the colors in my Flower Fusion © digital paper. This particular pattern t is one of my favorites! I adore the colors Sara chose too.

    I had cut and layered the pattern panelsseparately so the pattern woulbe be exactly the same on all 4 pot sides.

    Now for my “decor” I just kept it super simple by using the watering can image from the Tending The Garden  set, then adding the tulip from the Sensational Stems set. The tulip is my favorite, as that is my favorite flower.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates:

    Fresh Popped

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Tending the Garden, Sensational Stems

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

    Flower Fusion

    Well thanks for stopping by today.

    There is so much more to come, so visit the team, and stop by tomorrow.

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    Click here for details and to enter your own creation!


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