Archive for October, 2012

 It’s November 1st and that means two things!

1) All our NEW! Products are available for you to purchase! Be sure you check out our NEW! Products <—HERE!

2) We have another amazing group post that shares many ideas using those NEW! Products

Today you will want to visit the team to check out our ideas for Crazy for Creativity:

We have released:

NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates

NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets

 NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collection

1 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut File

1 NEW! Pretty Package Collection called Paws-itively Pampered Pet

and we have an amazing variety Pretty Package Collections, where you will save 25%!

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.

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

Today we are each sharing some creative ways to use the *NEW* Crazy for Candy template. There really is so many things you can do with it, and we are all going to show you some.

MY project today used the new template Crazy for Candy © in combination with the *NEW* Not So Dangerous Dino’s © set!

Lil’ One Tooth

I knew I wanted to use the Crazy for Candy ©  and the Not So Dangerous Dino’s © set, to create a 3 D dinosaur box almost immediately. I was ecstatic that my idea was able to be so amazingly executed, and it was REALLY easy. Now think of being able to use ANY of your favorite digital images/characters to create your own themed gift! There are NO limits to what you can do.

I chose my colors first…then simply enlarged, printed, and cut the head of the One Tooth dino, as well as the spots, tail, and bony nodules that line the head and tail, so that it would fit my Crazy for Candy © template!!

I made the Crazy for Candy © template from a terracotta color cardstock. I cut out the decorative layers, was able to run it through my Cuttlebug machine with the bubble like texture plate so the dino looked scaly! I rubbed all the layers with my ink to add to the dimension. Seriously amazing.

Here are some photos of the back….

I lined the tail with the same yellow color for a finished look, and so it looked like a typical under-side of a dino tail.

I had previously digitally colored the head the same color as my cardstock. The head is actually cut out twice…once with the nodules on it, and the second time cutting the nodules off.

I used the yellow colored cardstock for the decorative layer on the belly, and embossed it with a number plate instead of the round texture.

The bone that One Tooth is holding was made using the Paws-itively Sweet © set. I was able to type in my own sentiment and then print and cut it out. I love being able to do that, and having digital images lends itself to so many more possibilities 😀

The “arms” of my dino we cut using the Heart Stealer Raccoon © cut file. I love being able to mix and match products, and there are no limits to doing this 😀 You may also want to check out the Cute Lil Chick ©, Whooty Love © and Bouncing Bunny © cut files as well!
The legs come with the Crazy for Candy © template, and they worked great as Dino legs!

We have all had such a great time working with all the new products, and will continue to share samples through the next few days, so please keep stopping by!

♥ I really hope you liked my project today, and that it may have helped spark some more ideas for creative ways to use our products ♥

Also if you haven’t already, you can follow us on Pinterest, as we have 16 pinboards full of ideas, we are also on Facebook-so LIKE US there, and follow us on Twitter!

We will return tomorrow with many more great projects and ideas.

See you then!

We are back, and continue to weather the storm!

There is so much to share this week, so I hope you find time to stop by and visit the team.

We are previewing many products that will be released on November 1st!

Come check out the team to see just what they have created!

If you do NOT see any projects, please check back in later, as we are experiencing a hurricane, and may have some difficulty posting!

So going with our animal theme, we have a super cute template called No Bones About It!

No Bones About It $5

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

7 Inches Long

4 1/4 Inch Wide

3 Inches Tall

Well there are no bones about it, this is an absolutely adorable bone shaped box that will having you giving creative gifts for those furry friends, or tricky little treaters! Package up some spooky sweets for Halloween, or some items for your furriest friend, such as homemade dog treats, dog toys, collar/leash, pet pampering products, or don’t forget your vet or groomer! This is a *uber* sweet packaging for gifts for them as well!

I made today’s sample for my local dog groomer, as she asked if I had such a template. I actually didn’t, so I whipped this up special, just for her!

(I actually made this LAST year for Christmas!)

I used Kraft cardstock for the box. I then decorated it using the Sweet and Sour © Sweetheart’s Paper Bag collection. I cut my bow using the Bow-Tied © cut file, and then I decorated the box using the cute Dog image from the On Display 1 © set, the paw and “paws” sentiment are from the Sign It © set. I got the “HAPPY” from our Sentimental Occasions © set. I love combining sets, papers, and cut files!

This is filled with some Godiva Truffles! YUM!

She loved the gift box, and it sits at her desk at her grooming salon. Daisy and Harper go there every 5 weeks to get groomed, and I love how weel she cares for both my fur-babies, so this was just a simple way to give an extra “thank you”.

You will want to view our amazing collection of Pretty Impression image, and Pretty Printables papers for a variety of ways to decorate this template. We also have a special set Paws-itively Sweet Stamp Set for the perfect accent to this super fun template!

Return tomorrow for the release of all our *NEW* products! We have much more to share, so come back again!

Welcome back to my blog everyone. I know it’s been a while since we last shared some samples, but it seems like only yesterday! Of course, as usual I am always pretty busy between things with my family and running a company. I do at least get to enjoy release week by posting any samples I get time to create. I always wish I had MORE time to do more, and share more, but until we have MORE than 24 hours in a day, I just can’t.

Here in new Hampshire we are battling Hurricane Sandy, and I am hoping everyone affected is able to remain safe!

 I’m so excited to announce that despite the storm, I have become an Auntie again! My brother Robert W. Vigeant the III and my sister-in-law (and of my best friends) Heather Dwan welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world today during Hurricane Sandy!! (Photos to come soon I hope :D)

Welcome Robert W. Vigeant IV … He arrived yesterday morning October 29th 2012 at 0849am. 21 Inches Long and 7lbs. 13 oz. He is quite handsome ♥ and all are doing well despite the storm.

OK so back to the first previews of our upcoming release….here is who you want to visit!

Keep in mind if you don’t see anything NEW, it could be the awful weather we are having so check in againa t a later time.

NOTE: Many items you see in samples are previews for the November 1st Release

I’m quite excited to share with you the latest template we have for this release!! It is called Crazy for Candy!

Crazy for Candy $5

Look at all you can make using ONE template!

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

3 Inches Wide

4 1/2 Inches Tall

5 Inches Long

If you’re crazy for candy  then you will flip with excitement over this new template! The Crazy for Candy was created after the old fashioned glass candy jar that you’d find the sweetest of treats displayed in. That recognizable circular body, with the silver lid, floods me with many wonderful memories of my childhood.

Here is the “original” version

I remember big gumballs, penny candy, rock candy, sour lollipops that are like big sweet tarts, wax bottles with juice inside, licorice by the foot, gummy candy in all shapes, colors and flavors…to name a few.

Here I packaged up a bag of pretzel M&M’s! They were a perfect match to my pretty Cute Critters © paper collection

So I used the gumball machine image from the On Display 1 © set, and the sentiment from the ApothecaryLabels© set. I used the hearts for gumballs, using the colors from my paper 😀

See, the lid pulls off just like the glass version! How fun is that?!

You can package just about anything delicious in here.

I wanted to be able to bring such amazing memories to my own children as I package up my own sweet treats for any event, all year long. Now I can do just that with an affordable, and versatile cardstock version, which lends itself to endless possibilities. There is no end to what you can package up in your candy jar.

To “sweeten” the candy pot, I have also included (2) special files called the Crazy Cat, and the Adorable Dog. The contents of these files allows you to quickly and easily turn this candy jar into a dog or cat in just minutes! Perfect for gifting something to a new pet such as treats, collar/leash, gift card, something fun for the pet lover, or for a animal organization, or how about an animal themed party?!

With a little creativity you can change the candy jar into any animal you want! You’ll go crazy with all the many ideas for this one template.

First up is our feline friend…

This is the Crazy Cat! She is definitely a cutie! Love those big eyes! Just like the REAL thing 😀

His tag was made using the images from the *NEW* Paws-itively Sweet Stamp Set!!

I made this one from gray cardstock, and sponged on some &quot;stripes&quot;, for a more realistic look.

Easy Peasy!

You could package up a variety ot feline friendly items like cat treats, toys, collars etc….or as I did here, Swedish Fish 😀 Since I am giving them as a gift to someone special who just loves all our furry friends 😀

Whether you love cats, or dogs, or just candy, this is a fabulous template!

So here is my Adorable Dog…

Is he not adorable?!! I just cut the entire template in Kraft cardstock, sis a little sponging, and got this *uber cute* puppy! It didn’t take much to make this puppy perfect!

His tag was made using the images from the *NEW* Paws-itively Sweet Stamp Set!!

 It was super quick, fun and easy.

Perfect for the pooch lover in your life, or a child who just loves dogs 😀

You can package up a variety of items in this dog jar. You can make your own bone shaped cookies, package up real dog treats, buy a name tag or collar for the new pet, or give a gift card to a local pet shoppe, or to a local groomer for the new puppy owners too! Really the possibilities are endless for this.

The bottom line is, it doesn’t take much effort to get a whole lotta cute!

You may want to view our amazing collection of Pretty Impression image, and Pretty Printables papers for a variety of ways to decorate this template. We also have a special set called the Paws-itively Sweet Stamp Set, for the perfect accent to this super fun template, as well as many treat themed sets!

As you can see I used the Paws-itively Sweet Stamp Set for my samples here!

Here are some details about that set:

Paws-itively SweetDigital Stamp Set of 23 Images $8 By Chrissie Tobas

This is a paws-itively adorable pet themed set for that dog or cat lover! The uber cute images, and super sweet sentiments will make you fall in love with creating some pet themed gifts for your little furry friends, or those who love them.

Sentiments Include:

Fur Baby






Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

You’re paws-itively purr-fect

Life would be RUFF without you!

Pets leave pawprints on your heart

You will want to check out the Crazy for Candy template, and the No Bones About Ittemplate for some sensational projects to use with this set. We also have several other products you may find to be the purr-fect companion for this set if images.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Weather pending I will be back tomorrow! I am typing stuff up in this dreadful hurricane, and am not sure HOW far I’ll get before losing power :C

I hope you all stay tuned, and stay safe!

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Tis’ the Season

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

We are ready to literally “wrap up” our samples for the October Release. Each of the team members have some great gift ideas for the impending holiday seasons to share today. We always have our monthly Year in Review, and today is a little different. Since we had SO MANY items to share this month, our designers are mixing older products with new templates.

Here is what you can find on our design team’s blogs:


Candy Wrapper

Wreath of Wishes

Now I know I should be sharing something with one of our NEW templates, but I sorta went backwards!! I designed something using our new images, and cut files, with an older template. When the idea hit, I couldn’t resist. As you all know, sometimes you just have to go exactly where creativity takes you.

Santa’s Sweets

Here is used the Carry It © template to create a Santa Box!

I wanted this to look just like Santa, complete with the red hat and maribou trim.

I cut my base template from a white cardstock, and the lid from red, to create the “hat”.

I printed an enlarged version of the Santa face from the Homemade Holiday set! Ah! The beauty if digital image!!! They really do lead to endless possibilities.

I actually printed it twice so I could create a 3 D moustache.

For his pom pom top, I went with some glittery snowflake printed ribbon, and a homemade tag.

This was easy peasy!!

 I colored, printed my tag from the Homemade Holiday Labels set, which was cut out using the Homemade Holiday Labels cut file. The sleigh, Santa sack, and candy cane image are from the Homemade Holiday set. Santa’s Sweets sentiment are from the Homemade Holiday Sentiments set.

Imagine all the gifts you could package up in here! The *BEST& part is, once you spend your time making your tag, or printing the face on a gift box, you only need to to the “work” once! You can save it, and then remake it over and over again. Need to change colors? No problem! Just a click of a button in your photo editing software.

Don’t forget we have a link on our store website to GIMP! It’s FREE 😀 So NO excuses!!

You actually SAVE money when you make your gif

As we wrap up, remember that the ideas are never over just because we end the release projects. You can quickly and easily find ideas for any of our products in our gallery, or go to the item in the store and select the Gallery Tab in the product description page. It can’t get easier. Or if you have NO IDEA what you want to do, just browse around. There are endless ideas there that is sure to spark that creativity you may need to jump start.

I’ll see you back here next time!

So Gifted!

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

When the holiday’s creep up on us, last minute gift giving can get crazy. I try to keep gifts on hand  in case someone unexpected gifts me with something, as I always like to return the favor, or for any time of year I don’t have time to “shop” for that extra person, or there is any occasion popping up! I’m sure you can all relate. That being said, you cannot have enough ideas for gifts this holiday season, and you can apply these ideas towards gift making all year round.

The goal isn’t to have to package up EXPENSIVE items, or drive all over finding that PERFECT gift, its about MAKING the simplest of gifts PERFECT, or seem like so much more than just say a candle, or bag of candy.

So here is who you need to visit to get some great gift ideas before you end up in a time crunch!

Today I am finally sharing my sample using the Gifted Template

Gifted $5

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

3 3/4 Inch Wide

3 3/4 Inch Deep

5 1/8 Inch Tall

This may just be what you need if you are looking for the perfect “gift” box. Anyone who receives this box will see it truly is a gift within a gift. I really love this box, and think there is just so much you can do with it.

I’ve always been in awe of nicely wrapped gifts, but hate actually “wrapping” them. Now, you don’t have to.

This box is perfectly wrapped to go, with its unique inter-locking bow closure on the top!

It’s literally already wrapped for you.

Bow prior to decorating.

Just unfasten the top, open it up, and you have your stunning gift to reveal! Seriously that simple, and it looks really cool!

 Now you can present your gift in style with the optional window, and simple circle tag panel to help you dress this up quickly and easily. With so many gift possibilities you will use this template all year round, year after year! I love having the window, but you may opt to not use depending on what you are packaging.

This gift box was super simple to put together. I love being able to use dual colors for a real nice contrast of color. I was inspired by the Tis’ the Season collection of digital paper.

For my project I used the round label and sentiment from the Sentimentally Yoursset. I just colored in the flowers with my Copic markers.

I packaged up a simple jam jar with some strawberry candies. The label was also made using images from the Sentimentally Yours set.

I mean really, look how a $3 bag of candy can get dressed up in here! Imagine all the items you can package in a inexpensive jam jar. It looks so much nicer than a “bag” of candy. Buy some special candy from a local candy shoppe, or package up some jams or jellies. You don’t have to pack jarred gifts in here, you can put whatever you want really.

Just something simple to say thank you! It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and the fact you took the time to package it to perfection means so much more. It really is the “thought” that counts.

If you have a favorite simple, inexpensive, or homemade gift you love to give other, feel free to share those ideas here! Or if you have something that you’d love ideas packaging up, let us know! Maybe we can help.

Tomorrow is another day of gift giving ideas as we share our last group post of the release. You won’t want to miss what our team has created for that.

See you back here then.

Ornamental Gift Ideas

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

Are you enjoying all the *NEW* Products we’ve released for October?!

If you are looking for something, and want something specific we’d love to hear from you!

Contact [email protected] today ♥

Today we have many more samples for you, so please take a moment and visit the following designers:

Today I wanted to share a project I made using the Ornamental cut file

(Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC)

This is a super fun, easy to assemble, three dimensional hanging ornament.

This cut file DOES include a quick step by step guide for assembling.

You can make this as SIMPLE of complex as YOU want.

I kept my sample here simple using ONLY the Tis’ the Season paper on one side and the grid pattern from the Homemade Holidays Paper Collection on the other,  and some colored cardstock.

I just punched out a flower from the paper and adhered it to some circle layers, and adhered them to the center of the ornament.

I actually designed this ornament last year, after my 8 year old daughter Amber came home with a special ornament she made using recycled cards. It proudly hangs on our tree!

You can use family photos, old letters, book pages, wrapping paper. or any of our Pretty Printables Digital Papers, or Pretty Impressions Images to really make this ornament SHINE! This ornament goes together in minutes, and makes a great addition to any Pretty Package Template, or gift!

Now you can change it up a bit and put a hole in the center of the main layer, and get a whole new ornament look!

These make a great gift or a fun project for the kids to do too! It’s really fun and easy, and people will love getting something homemade to keep for years to come.

Well that is all for me today. Be sure you check out our team, and return for more fun ideas tomorrow.






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