Archive for February, 2013

March is here! Our winner for the entire March Release will be announced later today! So be sure if you haven’t yet, pop on by to our designers to enter yourself to win our ENTIRE March Release in the post below this one.

We have an amazing collection of coordinating items this month with Spring in mind.

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.

Given the tough economy, we announced on the 27th, that as of today, we have now decreased our prices by 20%!

I may be a company owner, but I am really just like you. I’m a stay at home mom to 3 children, living on one primary income. I get to share what I love with the world and enjoy what I do. I KNOW how hard it can be to try to keep your family going, while maintaining your sanity through crafting, and be able to afford to buy some items without a lot of guilt! So after much debate I feel this change will help all our very valued customers 😀

So here is what we have that is NEW for MARCH:

We have released:

NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates

NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamp Set Singles

NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collection

NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut File

Also be sure you check out our  Pretty Package Collection, where you will always save 25%!

We’d like to introduce you to our 4 NEW Design Team members today!

We are excited to have them join our team. Each has a NEW project for you today, so please WELCOME them.  Also be sure you check out our entire team today,as we are each sharing some creative ways to use the *NEW* products for March as well!

Today I am going to share another fun project using our NEW! Display template.

This template can be used to display ANYTHING you want…

This template actually came about because I was going to a baby shower of a family friend and her theme was FROGS!

She was having a baby girl, and her entire room was purple and green with froggy accents. I ALWAYS have to stick to the theme and I even made the centerpiece as well, my very first Diaper Cake! Photos on that at the end of the post 😀

I used a fun embossed cardstock that was double sided. It was cute because the dots reminded me of the frogs skin. One side of the cardstock was olive, and the other a very pale green.

Perfect because it was just like the frogs skin. The inside being lighter, like the belly of the frog.

I added eyelashes to the frog eyes with a marker. Brushed on some chalk for the cheeks, and used a oval to draw on a mouth! ANYONE could do this!

I found a super cute handmade SOFT baby blanket on Etsy that was a frog, and I just HAD to get it for her. Once it arrived I was trying to think HOW I would package it up. As you know I am all about the packaging. THAT blanket sparked this entire template.

I rolled it up, and placed it into my cut Frog themed Display box!

The Frog piece COME WITH the template, so no need to try to make your own. A great box for boys too 😀 Or Princess & the Frog themed party maybe?!

I love how the frog hands are holding the little tag, and the feet are sticking out.

The tag was created using the Round Off © set, colored digitally, and layered onto a tag cut out of lavender using the Fine Finish © tag cut file.

I have to say it was a BIG hit!

Here is the gift set, completed

I used the Lil’ One-sie © cut file to create my card for the gift.

The rose is from our A Spot of Tea ©set, and the sentiment is from the Bringing Home Baby © set. Simple & easy, but OH-SO-CUTE!

As was the diaper cake I made, as requested for the centerpiece of the shower!

My very first one, I was SO PROUD of it.

My 8 year old daughter Amber helped by wrapping ALL the diapers.

I then layered them and wrapped them with my receiving blankets.

I made the little frog from cardstock., and placed her on top of the diaper cake with some pretty spiral ribbon I curled.

I added some ribbon, pearls, and some little ribbon flowers. In between the layers I rolled baby socks into “roses” and I wrapped them with tulle “leaves”, and added them to the layers.

NOTHING is GLUED! The blankets and baby socks are all usable, as are the entire package of diapers!

I bought a cake board that is basically scalloped silver cardstock. It provided a sturdy base and made it look more professional.

I was pretty happy with how well everything turned out considering I never made one before. People couldn’t believe I never made one before (yes giving my own horn a little TOOT!) I hadn’t had that much fun in a LONG time!!

I had also made the centerpieces, as you may recall a while ago

These flower pots used the Tending The Garden © 50 Images – Digital set!

I LOVE digital images because you can nix, match and resize everything to suit your needs, as I did here.

Filled the flower pots with the little “rose” baby socks. Just like on my cake.

This was the back side…same little frog as my cake topper!

I made 15 in all.

We tied balloons to the centerpieces as well.

It turned our really pretty.

I hope that got your creative wheels a churnin’!

I’ll be back to announce our winner for the March Release items.

Come back tomorrow because we will have many more fabulous project ideas for you all to try.

Put it on DISPLAY! Giveaway

Feb 27, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Welcome back to our Day 2 Preview at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC.

We all have so much to share, so I hope you will take a moment to visit our talented designers, because if you do you could have a chance to win an amazing prize package!!

Today we’d like you to leave a comment HERE telling us WHO had your favorite project so far (from yesterday’s projects, and today’s) and what you liked about it.

Today’s Projects


Egg-stra Special

Yesterday’s Projects:

Egg-stra Special

·  Lauren Meader
·  Debbie Marcinkiewicz

·  Kimberly Morrow
·  Lisa Kind

On the 1st we will randomly pick a winner to receive the ENTIRE release collection!

Best of Luck!

Now if you like to have a plethora of gift ideas at your finger tips then please view our Gallery for project samples, and alternative ways to use all our amazing coordinating products!

Today I am sharing another preview of our 2nd template we are releasing this month  tomorrow on the 1st.


Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

6 Inches Tall

6 Inches Wide

5 Inches Long

This gift box was designed for when it is time to “display” your gifts! It offers the perfect open box concept to hold and display your gifts with pride!

Here I packaged up some sweet scented candles from Bath & Body Works, and a candle holder I got at the Target $1 spot.  In total the gift cost about $7. Of course I wanted to dress it up, and make it look more “expensive” and “special” so I use the Display template to do just that.

NOTE: This box even comes with a fun set of Frog pieces to further expand the possibilities! More on that later this week!

This box can be made to display in any room and become any favorite creature or character too

Whatever you choose to “display” it is sure to pack that special something to make everyone take notice!

I chose to use the Parade of Patterns © stripe and roses pattern for my box design, and it matched my candles and holder to perfection!

My top tag was created using the roses from the Well Rounded © set, and the label from the Framed Elegance © set, which was cut out using the Framed Elegance © Pretty Pieces Cut File. The rose was printed and cut out several times to create some dimension.

The rose in the front of the box, and the sides was made using the Rolled Bloom Scalloped ©

Then I made the roses on the sides as well

I think they really add the little something SPECIAL!

You can fill this up with a plethora of gifts from gifts for baby, clothing items, cards, candles, plants, bath & beauty products, art supplies, homemade treats, or handmade sweaters, scarves, candy and MORE!

So what are YOU going to choose to “DISPLAY” in here?!

Thank you all again for stopping by. We cannot wait to hear what you have liked about this release so far!

As you know tomorrow is our official release, so you can get all our NEW products then.

We will also announce our winner of the entire March Release then as well.

See you tomorrow.



A little something Egg-stra Special!

Feb 26, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: My Time Made Easy

Welcome Back!

While today I am thinking about Spring, here in New Hampshire we’ve just had quite the snowstorm with 12 feet of snow, at least. It stuck to the trees, and is just a beautiful sight to behold. It’s almost too pretty to wish away just yet!

That being said despite the snow we are plowing ahead and thinking Spring which really isn’t too far around the corner March 20th. So for our March Release we ARE thinking Spring and getting ready for the next holiday-Easter.

SO here is who you will want to visit today for the first previews of what it to come:

Egg-stra Special



As you have come to know our Official Release in on the first. We have many great things to come and one of those great things is that we are decreasing our prices by 20% on the First of March, and we will be announcing 4 NEW Design Team members as well. I hope you will welcome them when the time comes 😀

Today I am previewing the Egg-stra Special template.

They always say “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”, and in my case, the egg came before the products, so all my items used are older products!! Our design team will have samples using NEW products today.

Egg-stra Special

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

  • 6  Inches Tall
  • 5 Inches Around

Looking for something a little “egg-stra” special to give this Easter? Do you love opening up those plastic eggs each Easter to see what tiny treasured treat is awaiting your discovery inside?!

Ever wish those little eggs were BIGGER?! Look no further! We have this amazing free-standing, 3 dimensional egg!

Well now you have your very own larger version made from cardstock!

These are the two pieces (Top & Bottom) opened up so you can see just how the egg opens!

I’m not yet sure what I am going to place in my egg, but I’m thinking a Lindt Chocolate bunny, and some truffles as filler.

I used an amethyst cardstock for the egg, and then chose the stunning floral/text pattern from the Amethyst Sparkle © collection.

I then cut my label using the Occasional Label © cut file, where I stamped on my text from the Occasional Labels © set. The Happy Easter sentiment is from our  Sentimental Occasions © set which is fabulous, and works perfectly with the frames and cut file. The flowers on the side of my label matched my paper, and are from the Framed Elegance © set.

I LOVE being able to mix and match everything to get one cohesive project.

Around the edge I added some velvet ric rac in eggplant, and some pearls, with some pretty Prima flowers all along the edge.

So may possibilities for this template.

You can now create your own Easter or bird’s egg, or design this to look like a bunny, a chickie, a bird, owl, or anything that has a oval body! A little creativity will go a LONG way with this one.

*The bottom could be used on its own to create a “basket”, or the top could be used on its own to create a bee hive!*

This template can be used to hold gifts for Easter, a new baby or mom to be, a plush toy, stuffed animal, candy, homemade treats of any kind, jars of jam, egg decorating kit/items, games, soup or dip mixes,  baking items…to name a few.

Whatever you decide to enclose in this fun template is sure to feel egg-stra special!

Please view our Gallery for project samples, and alternative ways to use all our amazing coordinating products!

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

We will return tomorrow for more great gift ideas previewing our latest products.


Whoo…Loves FREE Templates?

Feb 13, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Well I sure hope YOU do!

♥ Happy Valentines Day Everyone ♥

In honor of this day, I thought I’d release a *NEW* template, based on something that I L♥VE! On top of that I thought we’d find a way to make that special template available to you for FREE!

Keep reading!

Now through February 21st 12am (EST), when you purchase $14 of product (or more) you can earn this ADORABLE new template called Whoo’s Birthday FREE!!


When you place your order of $14 (or more) add Whoo’s Birthday to your cart, and enter the COUPON CODE: WHOOLOVES at checkout!

Hurry over as this promotion ends February 21st

Whoo’s Birthday *FREE!*

(with purchase of $14 or more)

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

2 1/2 X 3 Inches Around

4 1/4 Inch Tall

Whoo doesn’t love owls?! (Not you? Don’t worry, there are more ideas)

They are personally a favorite of mine, and I have many throughout my home.

I created this adorable owl themed gift box after viewing a FLAT version of an origami owl. I thought it was SO CUTE, but I wanted a dimensional version of the flat paper picture I saw. The idea came to me because I purchased a unique locket like necklace from a company called Origami Owl, for my daughter Alexa, on her 13th birthday.

That is HOW the name came to be “Whoo’s Birthday”!

The sentiment is from the Critters with Heart © set, and the numbers 13 are from the Harriet Hop-Along Birthday© set. Pretty perfect!

Alexa also loves owls, and she LOVES pink, and of course zebra print, or anything black & white! (The paper will be released in April-sorry I couldn’t resist using it here, so stay tuned!)

The angles of the box are unique, and will allow you to use your own creativity (and maybe some of our other products) to create a variety of other “creatures”, or even characters/people.

This is the PLAIN version

Add a little creativity…

and you get this UBER cute Owl!

I can picture this being a fox, raccoon, skunk, or bunny, to name just a few.

“Whoo” ever you make this box into it is sure to be a surprise, and loved to pieces!

So make sure you go get yours FREE (with the purchase of $14 or more), for a limited time only!

Now you are most likely wondering what I gave Alexa for her very special 13th Birthday!

You can see in the background it was a ton of stuff, but the most special thing was her necklace from Origami Owl. I had meant to share this for some time now, but had to wait until we were releasing this fun new template!

ABOUT the necklace:

So I have this pretty bligned out locket, and I have chosen charms to customize it, to tell the story of Alexa’s life.

Here are the charms, and what they mean to me, for telling Alexa’s story

The Bling A is for Alexa. She has this internal sparkle, and really lights up the hearts of everyone who knows her. She is also at that age where the more BLING the better (I can totally relate!)

The Pink Ribbon is in honor of her surviving Leukemia! (Note: They DO have an orange ribbon, but since pink is Alexa’s favorite color, I opted to just go with it-it doesn’t really matter what color, it was the MEANING it had). I mean seriously Alexa is so strong and brave! I don’t know how she got through all that. Ok maybe I do…

The Cross-I pray God always watch over her, and that she have a strong Faith in him. I know I wouldn’t have gotten through anything with her if I didn’t have Faith in God. He has carrried me through many scary times in life, and always the lowest of lows, and scariest times were event concerning Alexa.

The Angel-I honestly believe Alexa is MY angel here on earth. I feel like she has shown me the world in ways I’d never see it otherwise. She IS a little part of a BIG plan God has us. She teaches me what is important and keeps me grounded. Also I believe Alexa has her own guardian angel with wings of STEEL!!! I believe it has taken her to and through many life altering obstacles.

The heart with wings, has a few meanings. Always follow her heart and love to the fullest. Also, Alexa had open heart surgery when she was 21 days old. So I associate this with her getting through that by God’s grace.

A Sapphire for September, the month she was born.

The painters palette-Alexa LOVES to paint, draw and color! She hopes to illustrate and write her own poems/books some day!

The book is because Alexa has always loved to read! It is her favorite thing to do. You will always find her with a book.

The Letter that says I Love You-Alexa also LOVES to write and dreams of one day becoming an author of children books or poems. She is forever writing me letters! I save every single one. Doctors told me I’d be lucky if she ever knew her own name, and here she is writing me notes, and creating poems, and stories with such detail, its AMAZING. I’m so glad I never let the doctors infuence me in any way because I truly would have missed out on the greatest gift I have ever received, my heart, my Alexa.

It’s amazing that one piece of jewelry can capture such an amazing story!

This was the BLURRY photo, after she got it, and put it on!

This one is much better!! She gets TONS of compliments on it when she wears it. It’s funny because she is so shy, she isn’t big on drawing attention to herself (I know hard to believe when you buy a SPARKLY shirt like a disco ball! LOL!).

I got my origami owl locket necklace and pieces from my dear friend Tessa Miller-Schweder!

If you want to view their products you can check them out here She is designer 3671.

Here is her Facebook Page
Don’t worry if you don’t have Face Book because you can email her at [email protected]

I believe she may be having a GIVEAWAY on her blog —> so check her out and let her know I sent you 😀

We will return on the 27th to prepare projects for the March Release, so please come back then!

Happy Valentines Day!


I wanted to showcase it in the most special way, for such a special day. I have to say it turned out better than I had hoped for. All the pieces just made that flat origami owl come to life. I could make so many of these.



February Year in Review

Feb 3, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy
As we wrap up with our February Release we move onto creating new samples, with our older products. This is always a favorite time because you can never get too many ideas for gifts, especially using products you may have, or passed by before because you weren’t “looking” for it to suit X purpose.
So please visit the following team members today to see what NEW stuff they’ve created:

I figure since its been ALL about the girls from me this week I’d share a cute idea for the MAN (or dad) in your life. With Valentines Day on the horizon I wanted to make something for Jason that he could enjoy. He loves Gummy Worms, Swedish Fish and anything SOUR! Upon thinking of a fun way to package those items, as I stared at the gummy worms it hit me-TACKLE BOX!

So I got to work, using the Grammy’s Sewing Kit © to create my little treasure.

I used the Well Woven © paper collection so the template would look like a “basket”.

I used the cute Let’s Go Fishing Single © image for my tag. I had a blast coloring it in. it has been a while since I used my Copic markers.

The tag was cut using the Round Up Tag © cut file. I added the sentiment from the

For Dad © set. It conveys the perfect message.
I think it came out AWESOME! Don’t you?
Who’d of thought GUY from a “Grammy’s Sewing Kit ©“?! But a little imagination, and some creativity and you have another awesome use for an already great template/products!
Thank you all for the support!
We really appreciate your business and your feedback.
♥ I’ll see you again next month for more great gift ideas ♥

Her Royal Highness

Feb 2, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy
The ideas are still flowing today! We always have so much to share, and today is no exception, so make sure you get some creative inspiration from the following team members today:

I’m excited to share today’s project because it offers another party favor idea that is perfect for any princess. Can you tell I LOVE this theme?! I could have made a TON if I had more time.

This project uses our super cute Boo! Bag © cut file to create a favor worthy of her royal highness.

I’m in love with the The King’s Crown © cut file that we released some time ago, but I had yet to use. I was excited to finally dust it off and utilized it for my favor today.

I cut and created the Boo! Bag © cut file in a pink cardstock.

I cut the The King’s Crown © cut file and added it to the front and back of the Boo! Bag © cut file to make my princess themed favorite in a contrasting pink color cardstock.

I then added my tag using the Simply Enchanting set. I obviously love the set, because I’ve used it all week!

Here is the party favor I made today, paired with the princess hat I made yesterday.

Imagine how sweet these will look out on a table!

Come back tomorrow for our monthly group Year in Review projects where we make something new, with something old!

See you then.

Fit for a Princess

Feb 1, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy
Have you all been enjoying the enchanting samples we’ve all been sharing this week?
There is more where that came from…here is who you need to visit today:

Now today I am going to share a simply sweet party idea to add to the FUN of your Princess Party!

Yesterday I showed you the Castle of Dreams Cut File used as a party favor. No party favor is complete with a party hat to match!

With our new Party Like a Princess cut file you  can create the perfect party hat for any occasion.

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

4 1/2 Inches Around

7 Inches Tall

Now she can party in style with our version which comes complete with a perfectly pretty scalloped trim!

This also just makes an awesome party hat-PERIOD!

I created the hat using the Vintage Flourishes – Bright © paper (re-colored pink to suit my project needs!).

I also added some bling around the edge.

Through the top I added some tulle, and added a pretty ribbon with an acrylic flower to top it off.

The tag was created using Fine Finish © cut file. My sentiment is from the Simply Enchanting set, and the “G” is from the Merriest Monograms © set.

This party hat isn’t just for the prettiest of princesses, but her Royal Court, or any time you just want to party!

I know today was short and sweet. I’m juggling being back at school, and trying to juggle work and family as well. I have a great project for you tomorrow, so come back then, and don’t forget to check out the team.

See you tomorrow.

My Etsy

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