It’s October first, and that means a few things today.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and MTME is sponsoring the Link Up For Pink party! <–Check it out

It’s my sweet hubby’s 34th Birthday!

(EEK! Recent photo taken at a Karoke Bar-with a phone! LOL!)

Happy Birthday Jay! Thank you for being so loving and supportive and an amazing husband and father.  I love you very much, and wish many many more birthdays to come.

Lastly it’s the official release for My Time Made Easy ™ LLC


We have 2 NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates:

That’s a Wrap!

Topped Off

 Note our templates are formatted to be used with ANY printer, and they can cut in over 16 personal cutting systems on the market!

Our template files are priced at only $5. You get UNLIMITED use from the template download. Each file includes step by step, detailed photo instructions. There will also be a PDF download of the scoring guide included for those using personal cutting machines.

2 NEW! Pretty Impressions Digital Stamp Sets and 3 Digital Singles:

Beautiful Baubles

Well Rounded

Perky Lil’ Penguin Single

Made of Snow Single

Mr. Clause Single

4 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut Files:

Beautiful Baubles

Frost Bitten

The Stockings Were Hung

Well Rounded Tag

NEW! Pretty Printable Paper Collections:

Parade of Patterns

Candy Clause

Mrs Claus

Please view our Gallery for project samples, and alternative ways to use all our amazing coordinating products! You may also want to check out our blog for weekly challenges, and even more amazing ideas.

  In honor of our October Release each member of the design team has put together a Happy Holiday idea just in time for the holiday season!!

 Be sure you take the time to visit each one of our talented design team members for a unique idea: 

 Now it’s my turn to share my Holly Jolly gift idea with you!

Even though it’s only October it is time to start making your gifts so you can sit back, and relax as December approaches!! I hope to take my own advice, as the October (and November -wait till you see) Release has gotten me in a holiday mood!

It’s all about the packaging, and I think you will agree is the That’s a Wrap! makes a great gift box!

I think you will also agree that the paper Sara created this month is holly jolly perfection!

On my That’s a Wrap! I chose to use the NEW! Candy Claus collection to adorn my perfectly wrapped package. Making Pretty Packaging Templates is way more fun that actually WRAPPING gifts with paper, in my opinion, and is far more special. They are an additional gift to the receiver too!

 I love the holidays, and what always stands out to me was the big deal made by my mom every year when picking out, and decorating our Christmas Tree. She had the most amazing vintage ornaments from when she was a child, that I would just stare at for hours, as they glimmered by the lights of the tree. I was always in awe of them and many in her collection inspired the design of the Beautiful Baubles set.

Here is the tag that I created for my gift!

I love this sentiment from the Beautiful Baubles set, and how it used the ornament for the “O” in Jolly. I love having the option of making images/sentiments a variety of sizes to suit any project I’m working on. Something acrylic can’t do.

 I ended up singing Have a Holly Jolly Christmas song all day after making this. There is nothing wrong with getting in the Christmas spirit early! It really is the best time of the year, as people are more cheerful, open and giving. They often become less selfish, and think of others. It’s wonderful.

You can really get some great ornament layering ideas just from the paper. Sara used the images from the Beautiful Baubles set to create the ornament pattern paper! Too fun.

The Beautiful Baubles set also inspired the Beautiful Baubles Cut Files, which my own children will be using this holiday season to decorate the tree!

The Beautiful Baubles Cut Files have so many possibilities and look great when added to any card, or gift. It also makes the perfect tag! The ornaments can be re-used , placed on a tree, card, gift and makes a nice embellishment to any package.

I used some elements from the Beautiful Baubles Cut Files, and paried it with some adhesive rhinestones, and tinsel glitter.

A yearly tradition in my family is to get a new Christmas ornament that reflects the year. When I grew up, my mom presented me with the large box of ornaments I had gotten over the years. Now as they proudly adorn my tree, and I continue the tradition with my own kids.

Now my tree is a little different than my mother’s because my ornaments for the kids are one they themselves have made over the years!

Now you may be wondering what I am packaging up in here this holiday season.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, when you use the Pretty Packaging Templates you can inexpensively dress up the SIMPLIEST of gifts, so they instantly become more special and amazing. It’s all about the packaging of things.

9 times out of 10, when buying a gift, you go for the prettiest package of say “cookies” in a tin.

That is how companies get you to buy one brand over another! So make your own instead.

I love Biscotti, and a cup of warm Vanilla Chai, or rich cocoa. I always try to give something that I myself love to get, so that being said I think that it also makes a great inexpensive gift for teachers, friends, neighbors, and co-workers at the hubby’s office.

You can package any store bought or homemade treats such as cookies, candies, candy bark, truffles, fudge, or any other holiday delight you like to share during the holidays.

My favorite store bought Biscotti is by Nonni’s. They have a variety of flavors too, so check them out HERE! Something for everyone! Buying in bulk (I get mine at our local wholesale store) saves you even more money-so keep that in mind.

Here you can see I fit 4 pre-wrapped Biscotti. With 4 Ghirardelli Cocoa packets (sorry forgot to get photo) which fit in the bottom. Sometimes I add a gift card to a local coffee shop instead of cocoa packets.

There are so many amazing recipes for Biscotti out there. Personally I like using pre-wrapped Biscotti because it is sure to stay fresh, while packaging them up early, and I loathe cooking stuff so it’s easier to buy it already done. Another reason (from being a nurse and living in a hospital) and many people  (aka people that don’t really know you-like Teachers or doctors) may not want homemade treats from someones kitchen they don’t know. Granted not everyone is a germ-o-phobe (like me) but many are, so keep that in mind.

If you do like to bake your own stuff, then go for it! It is always about the thought and effort that goes into something you give.

Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

Pretty Packaging Templates:

That’s a Wrap!

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

Beautiful Baubles

Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

Candy Claus

Pretty Pieces Cut File:

Beautiful Baubles

Well I hope you were able to enjoy what everyone has shared so far today! Make sure you stop by tomorrow because we have several days left of amazing project ideas for you all to use this holiday season, and all year round!

Happy Shopping!