Archive for April, 2013

May Release! Gifts for the Guy

Apr 30, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests, My Time Made Easy

It’s May 1st and that means it is time for our Release!

We have an amazing collection of coordinating items this month with Summer BBQ, and Grillin’ in mind.

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

We have released:

1 NEW! Pretty Packaging Template

1 NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamp Set

NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collection

1 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut File

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

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.

Now come see what’s new for May!

Did you play along with our Sneak Peeks? If you did then let’s see if YOU guessed it right.

(winners will be announced tomorrow)

Great Grillin’ $3.99

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

2 1/2 Inches Wide

4 Inches Tall

4 1/4 Inches Long

Lookin’ for that special gift box for the greatst guy, that’s smokin’ hot? Well here you go! Great Grillin’ is the perfect gift holder for the guy that LOVES to BBQ!

The best part, it is EASY to assemble!

Open the lid, and fill’er up with some red confetti/bag filler and it looks just like a burning flame.

I just created my Great Grillin’ template with various shades of gray, but you could use any fun combination of colors and patterned papers.

Complete with the grill rack you can use this from so many amazing gifts!

Check out the details!

Complete with all the grillin’ bells and whistles this makes the cutest package just in time for Father’s Day or that Summer BBQ!

Also makes the perfect party favor for that Summer event, backyard party, or your great get together. Put some meat rub mix in here, savory sauce packets, a gift card to a meat house, or favorite BBQ place, maybe put some fun treats, homemade beef jerky…you get the idea. Whatever you package up, you will be servin’ it up in style.

If you choose to leave this plain it can become an outstanding lunch box, tackle box or handbag.

We also have a coordinating stamp set, so check it out- It’s Grilling Season!

You can see ALL our new products HERE!

Come back tomorrow because we will announce the randmon winners for our sneak peek guessing game!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!

Apr 29, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: My Time Made Easy

It’s the last day of April, so don’t be a fool! Here is a peek at a project, that is sure to make you drool. Tell me what do you think, what could it be? Leave me a guess, and you may win a template for FREE!

Here are the details:

What could it be?

Can you guess?!

My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is having their monthly release of new products tomorrow on May 1st.

Check out all the amazing Pretty Packaging Templates My Time Made Easy ™ LLC has to offer HERE! There are OVER 100 to choose from. They offer templates in PDF (printer friendly) SVG, GSD, DXF, and WPC.

So take a look at all the project peeks each design team member has to share today, and leave a comment with each one of them. Every time you leave a comment at a blog it is another chance to win.

ONE person from EACH blog will be chosen randomly to win a FREE template of their choice!

Winners will be announced on May 2nd.

Gifts Galore!

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

Welcome back to my blog.

As we wrap up our April Release at My Time Made Eaay ™ LLC we typically offer a Year in Review. This month we released SO MANY amazing products that we are going to share another day of fun new projects so you can have as many ideas as possible with our products for April! Remember Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it is always nice to do something special for her, or if you don’t have your mom around any more, and you have ANY woman/girl in your life whom you feel is special, then use these new items to create gifts that celebrate them!

Today you will want to visit:


  • Lauren Meader
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Jackie Randolph
  • Karien vab der Westhuizen
  • Kimberly Morrow
  • Lisa Kind
  • Lori Hairston
  • Lori Kalus
  • Mary Vogel
  • Pattie Goldman
  • Tangii Crain
  • Tracy Holmes
  • Wendy McGaffey
  • Romaine Rancier
  • Dawn Barwick
  • I decided to use my day to share a birthday gift for one of my friends!

    She loves handbags, pearls, shopping, black, leopard, bling and wearing flowers in her hair!

    So I combined all those loves into one great gift bag! I included a scarf, nail effects, nail polish, file, and some bath & body stuff she loves.

    I created the Handbag template from a black cardstock, and layered on the leopard print from the Purse Patterns paper collection.

    The tag that is on the bag was created using the Timed Write © set. It was fun and easy to do, and really MAKES the project complete.

    The handbag image was designed after the Handbag template, and is from the Shop Til’ You Drop set.

    I colored it to match the Handbag template I made.

    I shrunk down the leopard print and clipped it onto the bag image. The L & E initials come from the Merriest Monograms © set. You could use that set to write out their name or whatever else you choose. The monograms in that set are simply stunning.

    The flower on the handbag is removable.

    I added some bling to the handles, and pearl details on the upper panel.

    The pockets-those were so fun! I just cut a decorative layer and used a large scallop punch to add some pretty detail to the pockets.

    I filled the bag with the gifts, and the scarf is acting as my “tissue” paper.

    I love how it turned out, and I am certain she will too. I have to wait till May to give it to her, so let’s hope she isn’t reading!

    As you can see making your own gifts allows you to TOTALLY customize your gifts to suit the people you are giving them too. You would be SO limited by what was in store if you tried to go out and BUY a gift/gift bag like this. The template becomes its own gift within itself.

    How many people actually take the time to make you something? Now if they did wouldn’t you feel that much more special? I know I would. Plus you end up looking like a creative genius!

    So there you have it! A plethora of gift ideas that should last you many occasions to come.

    Return with us next month for another inspiring release.

    In the meantime I wish you many days of creativity!

    Paper or Plastic?

    Apr 2, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards
    The more ideas you can get the merrier your crafting time will be. There is no need to reinvent the wheel when so many crafters have thought up some really amazing projects. Take a moment and see what they have to share:
    Today I have another post with two amazing projects that you can whip together whenever you are tight on time or are looking for other fun ways to gift wrap that plastic!

    Gift Card

    Looks like a gift, holds a gift card, hence the name.

    I used the polka dot pattern from Country Cakes ©the collection.

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size:

    6 Inches Tall

    3 1/4 Inch Wide

    This simply sweet gift box themed is the perfect way to give your favorite gift card, wrapped to perfection! The gift top slides into the gift box bottom envelope. To reveal the true “gift” just pull the gift box top up!

    Cute, fun, functional and easy.

    Now how about one more?

    Pricey Pocket

    This is anything BUT pricey, depending how much you put on the gift card inside!

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size:

    4 1/4 Inch Wide

    2 3/4 Inch Tall

    You can never have too many ways to dress up the perfect gift-the gift of choice!

    When you give a gift card it allows the receiver the get the “perfect” gift for themselves! The only thing pricey about this gift card pocket is the amount you decide to put on the gift card it will hold! This is sure to delight anyone who gets it.

    This is a gift to the spa!

    Now we are talking AMAZING gift idea. Spend the money on the CARD not the HOLDER!

    Another simple design. I used the Spring Abound © paper collection and made my tag using the Fine Finish © set which I had actually created for another project, but since it is a digital set I was able to SAVE it, and then pull it up again for this project in a matter of seconds! LOVE IT!

    You will really love using these gift card holders because they are so simple to assemble, and cost only pennies to make.

    Come on back tomorrow because we have a group post from the entire team 😀

    You won’t want to miss all the ideas.


    Apr 1, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards
    Come see what the team is crafting up today!

    I want to show you a quick but great gift idea for any occasion.

    You see you really CANNOT have enough ways to gift the gift that gives the biggest smile and is NEVER, EVER returned!

    Bill Fold

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

    Completed Project Size:

    6 1/2 Inches Long

    2 3/4 Inch Tall

    I created this from a vibrant red cardstock, and used the Farmhouse Fresh © collection for my decorative layer.

    My sentiment is from the Sentimentally Yours © set. I hand-colored the flowers. I love the combination here, and I resized it to fit this cut file perfectly.

    Sometimes you need a fun or fancy way to give someone the only “bill” they like to receive.

    No, not the electric bill-the all mighty dollar bill. This envelope folds together perfectly to hold a “bill” of any denomination, and is sure to be a pleasant surprise for any occasion.

    This really is the PERFECT holder, and it doesn’t look like your typical money card!

    It is quick and easy and a great way to wrap up that cash.

    Tune in tomorrow for 2 more great gift ideas that you can whip together in a snap.

    See you then!



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