Archive for May, 2012

 It’s May 1st and that means all our NEW! Products are available for you to purchase, and get started on those projects for Dad (or Mom), Spring or any occasion where a gift is warranted.

 The end of the school year is coming too, so Teacher Appreciation gifts are a great idea too!

Be sure you check out our NEW! Products <—HERE!

We have released:

2 NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates

3 NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets

2 NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collections

NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut Files

Check out our
NEW! Perfect Package Collection!

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.

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

As you may have come to know my company focuses on the “complete package”. We work hard to offer coordinating products that are easily interchanable with previously released products. We really enjoy being able to share the ideas and versatility each product holds.

That being said here is WHO you should visit today for some amazing projects:

  • Lauren Meader – Happy Camper
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Turtle
  • Farida Rone – Turtle
  • Kimberly Morrow – Happy Camper
  • Linda Hammerton – Turtle
  • Lisa Kind – Happy Camper
  • Lori Hairston – Turtle
  • Lori Kalus – Happy Camper
  • Mara Campbell – Turtle
  • Pattie Goldman – Happy Camper
  • Tangii Crain – Happy Camper
  • OK super excited about this project! It was the FIRST idea I had upon designing the Happy Camper template, and then the So Much S’more set!

    Happy Days and so much S’more

    So in case you can’t tell this is the Happy Camper template, transformed into a sweet little chubby S’more marshmallow, layered onto “chocolate” and a “graham cracker!! Don’t you love it?! The pattern on the graham cracker is from the Custom Construction Materials ©. I just printed the pattern on some Kraft cardstock.

    I used the face from the images in the So Much S’more set, enlarged and printed it onto my “marshmallow”. I then used Pebbles Pearlescent chalks to make my rosy cheeks.

    I then made a super cute tag (using the Simple Tags Round ©) to hang off the ribbon….I love it!

    Obviously this is to package up S’more for our annual Summer vacation this year 😀 I will be giving out to the kids.

    To complete my “S’more Kit” I took the S’mores Kit Directions and the S’mores content items (from the So Much S’more set) and printed it onto the back of my marshmallow!!

    Now S’more’s Kits couldn’t get ANY more fun, functional and EASY!!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates:

    Happy Camper

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    So Much S’more

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

    Custom Construction Materials

    Pretty Pieces Cut File:

    Simple Tags Round

    Well I hope you are all inspired because this is just the beginning! We still have several more days of ideas to share, so come back tomorrow and take it all in!

    I’m quite excited for today’s projects because it uses a Pretty Packaging Template that I have been sitting on for well over the YEAR! It came at the request of a friends husband who lives and breaths all things VINTAGE!

    Visit the team to take a peek at what we have in store for you!

    Are you ready!

    What do you think of when you think summer vacation? Many think camping! If that is YOUR thing, so someone else you know, then this just *may* be up your alley!

    Happy Camper $5

    My sample was designed so easy! Just used some pretty Farmhouse Fresh © digital paper, and that was that!

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size:

    4 1/2 Inches Long

    4 Inches Tall

    3 Inches Wide

    This is sure to make someone a very “Happy Camper”! Fashioned after a Vintage Camper this three dimensional box is the perfect package for just about any occasion! Use it as any presentation for a gift for that special someone, perfect party favor, package up some S’MORES, or an invitation to a bon fire, or even a family camping outing!

    NOTE: If camping is NOT your thing, stay tuned for the “other” uses this template offers 😀

    This template comes with all the details that turn a simple piece of cardstock into a Vintage paper dream! You receive the decorative layers, door and window panels, curtains, awnings, wheel layers, wheel axle, and the trailer hitch!

    But that isn’t all this fabulous template can be!

    Try: Vintage Pillbox Purse, Marshmallow (for S’Mores Kit), Pumpkin, Sun, Rainbow, Snail, Turtle, Snowman head, Ladybug…to name a few.

    You will want to view all our amazing Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets. Especially the Happy Camping, Let’s Go Camping and the So Much S’more sets!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates:

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Happy Camper

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

    Well what do you think?! Pretty “nifty” huh?
    Once you see the amazing stamp sets we have this month you will want to start making these for everyone!
    Check out the team, and then come back tomorrow for our official

    June Preview Day 1: Trendy Turtle

    May 29, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Welcome back to my blog!

    We are ready with another NEW! Release! Can you believe it?

    Seems like time flies between one release and the next! I get so busy before I know it is time to prepare for sneak peeks at another NEW! Release. My family keeps me busy as does all my “work” for My Time Made Easy ™ LLC. I’m not complaining, as I LOVE what I do, but admittedly juggling “work”, “family and play can be tough. I know I don’t post here as often but I am constantly working on FRESH ideas, and spending time with my family. I have not lost sight as to WHY I began this venture in the first place….share what I love by working from home,and doing  so I can be there for my children, for everything. My kids will only be little so long, and I refuse to let my ambitions get in the way of my first job-being mom. I am fortunate that I can do that, and thank God daily!!

    So all that being said we have an amazing design team, itching to share the first previews at some of what is to come for June 1st!

    Check out the Designers Projects today:

    We have some AMAZING new items for the warm weather, to celebrate my version of Summer FUN!!

    Today the team and myself will be sharing a sample using the CUTEST template ever!!!

    I want to introduce you to Trendy Turtle!

    Trendy Turtle $5

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size:

    5 1/2 Inches Tall w/Legs

    Shell 3 Inches Tall

    5 Inches Round

    Yes!! This is a three dimensional turtle shaped gift “dome” !!

    Now you can make your own turtle gift “box” for any occasion. Super cute table centerpieces, party favors, gift holder for baby, or gifts for the young and the young at heart!

    Items can be stored under the large shel, l but no one will care about what’s inside because the turtle itself is beyond amazing!

    I chose some yummy scented cupcake shaped bath “balls””. Makes a super sweet gift for any little boy or girl.

    Just remove the shell and your gift is splendidly displayed in a trendy new way!

    It doesn’t get much cuter or creative does it???

    Look at his (or her) cute little face! Who wouldn’t smile at the sight of it?!

    I love the scalloped shell detail, the feet, and toes…. and with all the decorative pieces and a little patterned paper (here I used the super cute Cute Critters © collection-recolored :D) you can really make each turtle fun and unique with little effort!! The team and I will share more ideas as we share more samples through the week 😀 So stay tuned!

    Every detail makes this turtle so precious, from head to tail!

      Thanks for stopping by to see what NEW! stuff we have to share. I could go on and on, so I hope you fall in love with this one, as much as the team and I have. 

    There is so much more to be shared, so please  come back again tomorrow for more peeks and projects 😀


    May 25, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    It isn’t often we have a SALE, but in honor of Memorial Day and as a thank you to all our valued customers, we are having our biggest SALE of the year now through the 28th!

    So check it out!

    Memorial Weekend SALE!!!

    May 24, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    Don’t miss it!

    In honor of Memorial Day, and as a thank you to all our valued customers, we are going to have a store wide 25% OFF SALE!!

     (sale excludes the purchase of Gift Certificates) 

    Sale is starting Friday May 25th 12:00 am EST through Monday May 28th 11:59 pm EST !!

    Don’t forget to share this with a friend 😀

    Happy Shopping!

    Please read our download instructions here if you are a NEW! customer.

    May-A Year in Review

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

    Well we wrap up each release with our monthly Year in Review group post.

    This means NEW! ideas for you using our older products. This allows everyone to go back to older items and give them a fresh new spin. Now when you purchase something you can look forward to fresh ideas in the future. That is always a plus 😀 This will help you see older products you may have never noticed, or find new uses for the products you already have!

    So check out what everyone has made:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Farida Rone
  • Kimberly Morrow
  • Linda Hammerton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Lori Hairston
  • Lori Kalus
  • Mara Campbell
  • Pattie Goldman
  • Tangii Crain
  • Today I’m going to share a favorite project of mine, and that is a set of personalized cards (for myself)!

    This is a boxed set of 6 monogrammed cards. Always a perfect and thoughtful gift idea for everyone!

    Since it’s my birthday I thought this would be a nice little gift for myself. Now when I need to send a quick note I have something on hand, and it can be for any occasion.

    Last month we released a super fun box called Card Cover-Up ©. While it has MANY possible uses, its primary purpose was to gift and hold cards, so I used it today.

    Upon designing that box I fell in love with the angle of the top, and felt that having a coordinating card cut file would be the ultimate package, so I designed the NEW! Cover-Up a Card cut file!

    The card is on the right, the box of cards on the left.

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size:

    4 1/4 Inch Wide

    5 1/2 Inches Tall

    This cut file is a unique way to “cover up” a card! Instead of your traditional envelope you have a elegant slip in style “cover” to dress up the presentation for every occasion. This would make a gorgeous Wedding invitation, or a stunning monogram note card set!

    This card/envelope combination was designed to coordinate with the Card Cover-Up Template, but can be presented in any of our amazing Pretty Packaging Templates, or used all on it’s own!

    I used the label from the  Fine Finish © set, to create and customize some monogram cards for myself! A great birthday gift to me 😀 

    You can see I digitally colored, and printed the label which I had typed my initials on, then cut the card insert layer. It looks stunning in real life.

    Here you can see the detailed bottm, which the white part of the card slips into, much like a fancy edged envelope. I printed out my Dainty Damask © pattern for the bottom of my slip-in envelope. I just added a bow and flower for some more dainty details 😀

    So there you have it! A quick, fun and personalized set of cards, presented perfectly for an amazing gift!

    The best part about working with the digital images is you design ONCE and can get so many, you can then SAVE your work, and then with a click of a button you can change the color and have a whole new set! AMAZING!!!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates:

    Card Cover-Up

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Fine Finish

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

    Dainty Damask

    Pretty Pieces Cut File:

    Cover-Up a Card

    Thanks for stopping by all week for our May Release. We each have enjoyed sharing a plethora of new ideas with you. I hope you have received enough encouragement to try some of the ideas you’ve seen from the team, on your own. Whether you are new to papaercrafting or a seasoned pro I think you will fall in love with all the unique ideas you can put into action for giving your own gifts to everyone!

    Easy, fun, functional and affordable!

    For the Boys!

    May 2, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Once again we are back with some more great gift ideas!

    You really never can have too many ideas of packaging choices. I am happy to say that My Time Made Easy ™ LLC has OVER 70 Pretty Packaging Templates in store, and MANY, MANY more templates designed and waiting for release.

    Stop by and visit some of the team for MORE ideas on what to package up for that someone special:


  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Linda Hammerton
  • Lori Hairston
  • Lori Kalus
  • Mara Campbell

    Today my gift is perfect for the men boys in your life!

    I have a son and I have to admit boy stuff is hard for me. That and my 9 year old son can be quite critical as to what “passes” for gifts for his friends! LOL! He is quick to point out something he doesn’t “agree” with. So if and when it meets his approval I know I did good! LOL!

    So, now that this is “Noah Approved” let me share an additional version of our NEW! Blue Collar template: Get Air

    Once again this went together very quickly! I love stuff that looks hard to make but goes together simply. You end up looking so much more “crafty” than you need to be to actually put this together. My 7 year old daughter assembles many of the templates I make for her own craft projects! I have some serious competition when she grows up! LOL!

     The rounded collar from the Blue Collar template makes this go from a mens dress shirt, to a t-shirt.


    This was fashioned after one of Noah’s actual shirts, and used some of our products!

    The sentiment on the shirt center and the lower right are from the SK8R Boy © set. I just digitally colored it to match my project. My Silhouette Cameo allows me to print digital images onto my template, right where I want them before cutting! I love it. Makes creating stuff and printing digital images onto them easy as pie.

     Now the hardest part of giving a gift to a boy doesn’t have to be WHAT you make, it will be WHAT to give!!

    Noah suggested XBox Live points, Gift Card, BeyBlades, Trading Cards, Bakugan and of course when in doubt give candy 😀

    Here I have some Air Heads candy and underneath are some XBox Live points for Noah 😀 This was a surprise for Noah to let him know I love him on the day of my surgery 😀

     Thanks again for stopping by.

    Tomorrow we share our Year in Review, so stay tuned.

    Wallet of Wishes

    May 1, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Welcome back again!

    I hope you are enjoying the projects from our May Release!

    We aren’t done sharing NEW! ideas yet, so please take the time to visit:

  • Farida Rone
  • Kimberly Morrow
  • Lisa Kind
  • Pattie Goldman
  • Tangii Crain
  • Today I’m sharing a super fun, and quick gift for dad (or anyone really :D).

    If you like love giving gift cards, certificates, or money, or you know someone who loves receiving such gifts (who doesn’t right?!) then this is the Cut File for you!

    Wallet of Wishes

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size:

    4 1/4 Inch Wide

    3 1/2 Inch Tall

    Designed for dad…I created this out of a textured chocolate cardstock and used this amazing image from the NEW! A Vintage Day for Dadto simply complete the look. This took like 6 minutes to make 😀 Love it!

    This is a super fun wallet file that will perfectly wrap up some well wishes for someone special! You can wrap up cash, ccertificates, and/or gift cards as well as add a special photo and message to the receiver! Wonderful wishes of good fortune and happy times couldn’t be presented in a more fun manner!


    The tab fits into a slot to hold all your “loot” inside.

    As you open it you will see it is a tri-fold wallet.

    It has a optional slot that fits any gift card perfectly (or a card made gift card size)….

    and it has a pocket to hold money, OR you can place your message in their as well!

    It’s just that easy!

    It only costs you one piece of cardstock, which generally ranges at about 0.09 cents! Now what kind of gift wrap can you buy for that?!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Vintage Day for Dad

    Pretty Pieces Cut File:

    Wallet of Wishes

    Thank you for taking the time to check out all our amazing new products and see what we have to share! I hope you feel crafty after all we’ve had to share, and that you plan on returning tomorrow for more 😀 There is always MORE!

    See you then.

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