Archive for January 8th, 2012

Welcome back everyone!

I really hope you are having a wonderful New Year.

I myself have been keeping super busy post holiday, planning products for the year, and embarking on several endeavors. We also added a new addition to our home recently ūüėÄ

Her name is Harper.

She is a 6 month old¬† Cavalier/Shichon mix, otherwise known as “Teddy Bear” dog.¬† You can read about her breed here <—check out the blue box.

Alexa picked out her name, and Amber agreed it was perfect. She is the prettiest wizard on Wizards of Waverly Place! LOL! I love that she was so excited to share her opinion on what we should name the dog, and actually had a great suggestion.

 So we adjusting to the new change o this little furbaby bundle. She is adjusting so well, and is just a love.

Daisy is so happy to have a friend now!

This is Daisy at Christmas.

She is a cockapoo (a fabulous breed of dog!) and is is 4 now, and happy to share her family. When we brought Harper home, Daisy took her favorite toy Fox and dropped it in front of Harper, ready to play! They are so sweet together.

OK sorry I got a little off track. It’s been a long while since I’ve rambled! LOL! I have much more to share when the time is right, so I thank you for letting me share a little of my world again. Feels good ūüėÄ

Since we are coming back off a holiday we are keeping it light this month.

The team and I are all posting some projects today to kick start a new year of ideas.

Stop by and visit the team for a plethora of new ideas with our older products!

I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the entire MTME team (and the product designers of course) for all their hard work this past year, and being there for me in every way. They are an amazing group of women that I am so blessed to have come to know. I extend my gratitiude to all the members on the Palette & Sketch team, which partake in weekly challenges on our blog. We all work together to share what we love and their support means the world to me.

Moving on…..

My project today will use a new template, the Sweet Treat Tote, but combined with something old and something new ūüėÄ

With winter comes cold days, and even chillier nights. I personally love a good cup of hot cocoa to warm me up, with some chocolate dipped biscotti. What better gift, than to share something you love with someone else?

So, I packaged up some of my favorite hot cocoa: Starbucks Salted Caramel.

It is LOVE in a cup, I swear. I find adding it to warm fat free cream gives it a RICH amazing taste, as oppose to milk, with less fat/calories.

I always use my gift item as the source of my design inspiration. In fact, that is why I began papercrafting in the first place. I love being able to package up and customize my gift packaging to coordinate with my gift.

This package has a set of 8 cocoa packets! A great gift idea, year round.

My cocoa was inserted into the slide in box option, as you can see from the side view. Makes it easy to take out, and give a nice presentation.

I made my tote from chocolate cardstock. I applied an acetate sheet over the window that that I could add my main image to it! You can see that in the photo above.

I used the NEW! Sweet Sentiments for the design on my window. I printed it on vanilla cardstock, then colored it in. I love adding the white pen to the foam so it pops out at you.

My paper is from the All Steamed Up © collection, with the text print re-colored to coordinate with my steam pattern that I chose for the top part of the decorative layer.


Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC

Pretty Packaging Templates:

Sweet Treat Tote

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

Sweet Sentiments

Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

All Steamed Up

Well thank you again for allowing me share what I love with the world! I have more to share with our new stuff and hope to return to post it really soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time.

January Release: Something Sweet

Jan 8, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Today is our official January release! 

Be sure you check out our NEW! Products

Today we have an amazing group post using our NEW! Products

2 NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates

2 NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets

4 NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collections

5 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut Files

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 January Release each member of the design team has put together a fabulous idea for you.

 Be sure you take the time to visit each one of our talented design team members.

Hey Cupcake:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Kathryn Berthiaume
  • Monique Hansen
  • Sweet Treat Tote:

  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Tangii Crain
  • So let me share my sample using the Hey Cupcake Template!

    This template is perfect for packaging up a variety of items that AREN’T cupcakes. You can alter the lid window, and by NOT using the insert, this can be a fabulous box for so many treat ideas.

    My paper really set the theme for my creation. It is from the Cool Cooking ¬©¬†collection. It’s so fun and whimsical. I decided that I would show a “kitchen” themed wrapping, which could be used on so many ideas like mini bread loafs, mixes, muffins to name a few.

    Having done the kitchen theme, this is great for a house warming gift or happy holidays gift too.

    My bowl/eggs were created from the What’s Cookin’ ¬© and the Yummy Sentiments ¬© set, then digitally colored to match, and cut/layered several times for a fun look.

    OK so back to my packaging….

    This packaging is perfect for my Kitchen Spice Candle set (from Bath & Body Works).These candles smell wonderful and are always a great gift.

    Who would think that they could present so perfectly in here too!

    While they fit in the insert, I removed it for this project, just so you get can idea of the possibilities and actual size. This is large enough to fit so many wonderful items.

    Now back to the idea of giving candles…..this template/insert fits the ever-popular Yankee Candles too!

    This is another Kitchen Spice candle, but from a different company.

     MANY candle companies usethese adorable jars to package their candle scents, so there are so many possibilities.

    You can often buy these little jars, so you can fill them with your own homemade candles, candies or other goodies too.

    Something else that fits are the metal tins—>FOUND HERE CHEAP!¬†

    Don’t forget you can alter your insert cut-outs to suit your project shape/size/needs or omit it all together.

    Alteration include your lid cut outs too. It’s nice having a peek at what’s inside, but you can change the shape or omit the cut-outs all together.

    I love having versatility, and this certainly fits the bill ūüėÄ

    The curved top gives it that little something extra. I love having¬†this long/tall/wide/deep box option. You can use it for all sorts of items, including:¬†knit/silk scarves, and gloves. I also love the idea of using it for crafty stuff,¬†coffee/tea, bath products, homemade goodness, baking/cooking¬†mixes, jewelry, cosmetics….the list goes on and on.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Hey Cupcake

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:¬†What’s Cookin,Yummy Sentiments

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Cool Cooking

    We have so many more projects to share with all of you, so come back tomorrow for even more creative and inspiring ideas. I know I cannot wait to share my creations with you.

    See you tomorrow.

    My Etsy

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