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Sweet Baby Girl

Mar 7, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

Today is the MTME design team group post day! Hope you have time to check it out.

Soon the winners of the contest will be posted. Stay tuned.

Make sure you take some time to stop by and visit  each design team member for some truly amazing projects! Each one is different from the last.

 Check them all out

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Katie Cotton
  • Kristin Bueter
  • Mona Pendleton
  • Pam Imholz
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • My Time Made Easy LLC Store
  • For my project today I created a 3 dimensional frame for a little girls room.


    I love making room/home decor. It is so fun to make something personal for someone, that can always be displayed, especially when that is a new little someone! I adore girly stuff and had a blast making this using the Bringing Home Baby © stamp set.

    I printed some of the Bringing Home Baby Girl © paper-the paisley, floral ric rac, and stork pattern, and adhered it inside my frame, under the mat. It looks just like a baby quilt in person.


    I found this 5 X 5 Keepsake frame at Michael’s on SALE for $4!! It was originally ocean themed and came with seashells. Dumped those out and made it all my own.

    The main circle is actually glued to the outside of the glass.


    There is some amazing dimension here too. You can see some by this side shot.

    I stamped the carriage on some Lineal White cardstock on both my main circle layer, and some scrap

    I purposely lightly stamped the solid carriage pieces with the colored ink so that you could see some of the texture in the carriage .


    The center panel is paper pieced with the floral ric rac pattern. I printed it smaller, and love how perfect it fit.

    I also used a small oval punch to create my “baby” inside the carriage.

    The circle layer has some lace trim layered behind it. It really adds to the girly feel of this creation.


    Tied complete with some dual sided satin ribbon….this project came together in just a few minutes!

    Supplies from today’s post:

    Keepsake Frame

    Pretty Impressions stamp set: Bringing Home Baby ©

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock:  Lineal White

    Matte Photo Paper (super for printing digital paper :D) Printworks Matte Photo Paper (Target)

    Pretty Impressions Digital Paper: Bringing Home Baby Girl

    May Arts Ribbon, Prima Rose, lace trim

    Thanks for stopping by, and checking out everything we’ve shared the last week.

    I still have more tomorrow so stop back by!

    Create a Canvas

    Mar 6, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Don’t forget to enter our giveaway! —>CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 

    Today Catherine Doucette has a super cute and amazing project for you…..


    Words from Catherine:

    One of the many things I love about Lauren’s templates, is how you can create many different things with the same template…you just need to use your imagination!  Hop on over and take a peek at what I thought the “Cute Lil Chick” cut file looked like :0)

    Be sure to stop by and visit Catherine Doucette

    Now it is my turn to share…….

    Big Dreams Canvas


    Now how about creating your own canvas? Something inspirational that makes you smile.

    Your stamps and papercrafting supplies can be used for SO many amazing creations! Don’t limit your creativity to just cardstock.

    There is nothing like taking your materials and making some amazing wall art! It can be SO SIMPLE and still be a WOW!

    It is so fun to personalize your home and or workspace or make something inspirational. I love creating “wall art”.

    I recently found this pink plain canvas at Michael’s. I fell in love with the color, and knew it wouldn’t take much to create some wall “art”.


    “May you succeed far beyond your biggest dreams”

    This sentiment is from the So Sentimental © set. I love it! Now talk about inspiring.I stamped it in pink ink, onto a punched label.

    I used some Making Memories paint and “painted” on my large swirly flourish from Fanciful Flourishes ©.

    I then cut some sweetheart colored cardstock using the Flutters and Flowers Cut File © and layered it onto my canvas, where I wanted my butterflies.

    For my butterflies I used the outlined butterfly image from the All A Flutter © set. I stamped it in versamark onto vellum cardstock. I then used some detail white embossing powder and heat set it.  I also used the small flourish image from the So Sentimental © set, and stamped it on one side of the butterfly wing on either butterfly. Once cooled, I cut out the butterflies and adhered them to my canvas over the cardstock butterflies, using a clear glue dot


    My flowers were created using the NEW! Fanciful Flowers Cut File © I used one of the scallop flowers in the set. I love making my own flowers.

    I cut them from white cardstock. I cut each set of petals (3 total) resizing to 75%. I used some paint to “paint” my paper. Once dry,  I ran them through my crimper in various directions for a fun texture, and distressed look. To complete the look I sponged on some ink. Each one is layered with dimensionals.

    Once the flower was complete I added it to my canvas!

    I tied on some butterfly ribbon I purchased at Michael’s a few months back. Just that little something extra

    This project took about 25 minutes in all.

    This will look so amazing on the wall of my girls room. To think it cost me only $2.50 to make!

    I hope you give this a try some time 😀


    Pretty Impressions stamp set: So Sentimental, Fanciful Flourishes, All A Flutter

    Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Flutters and Flowers, Fanciful Flowers

    cardstock: Couture Cardstock sweet heart and vellum

    button, pearl, label punch by SU!, paint, canvas

    Come back by tomorrow because our entire team has some more samples for you to keep you drooling and get those creative juices flowing!

    A Happy Life

    Mar 6, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Sorry this is late.

    I had much to do and I am caring for my 1 yo niece! I forgot how much they fill up the day and that you can’t turn your back for a SINGLE second! Thank goodness I have 3 of my own helpers! It has been a while since my own children were that small. I often wonder how I got anything done. I so enjoy having her. She is just the sweetest thing on 2 lil feet.

    OK projects for today… need to go and see Tracey’s project! You are sure to be inspired. Also check out her projects from earlier in the week 😀


    Words from Tracey:

    “Even though I have girls, I do have LOTS of nephews, and I enjoy making things for them as well, though I think I’m naturally inclined towards girl stuff, lol.  Today I have a twist on an old favorite, and something new…”

    You won’t want to miss it—-> Visit Tracey Cuccia <—-click there

    Now for my project.

    A Happy Life


    Now that saying says it all doesn’t it?

    This is a sentiment that I have personally always wanted. I feel that it is a wonderful “wish” for someone and is perfect for a few occasions such as New Home, Marriage, Wedding Shower, New Baby, even a promotion….any new beginning. So Sentimental © is sure to have something to suit every occasion.

    I have a bridal shower to attend in a couple of weeks and knew that was just the sentiment for my card. I am giving a gift card to one the the places that they registered. Since it is a bridal shower I decided that the It’s A Shower © template would make the perfect focal point for my card.


    I used one of the tag shapes from the Tag You’re It © Cut File (also available in PDF) and welded it to another tag to create my tag card! That is something that is fun and easy to do. I really love the shape of this too. I resized this one to be about 4 1/2 inches wide (and whatever that converted to tall! LOL! Just click “maintain proportions”). Normally I like to resize by percent to ensure all my pieces are the same scale. For this, since I was doing a card with the same shape it was easy to just use “inches”.

    I layered on my Ga Ga for Gingham ©paper and Carousel cardstock layer. I then stamped my flourish from the Fanciful Flourishes ©stamp set. I added liquid pearls to the flower centers. I then got to sewing! I just went around it 3 x’s in a whimsical pattern. Then I stamped my “A Happy Life” sentiment from So Sentimental©.

    Now for the umbrella…


    I resized my It’s A Shower © Umbrella and all the pieces to 60% the original size. I mentioned when this 3D It’s A Shower © Umbrella was released that it could also be used on cards, so here it my sample!

    I created my umbrella from the Fanciful Flourishes © paper in Fortune Teller. Prior to assembling, I added the scallop layer in white. I used my copic markers to lightly color in some of the white in flower pieces on the paper! It was PERFECTION!!! Then I added some liquid pearls to the flower centers. Once dry, I assembled my umbrella template, making my back piece flat, so it would adhered flat on to my tag card.


     I then filled my umbrella with tulle, and some tiny Prima roses I had. Then attached to my tag shaped card base.

    I think this looks so stunning! It is perfect for my gift card.

    I am wrapping this in a gusset cello bag, and tying with some lavender floss. DONE!


    I really loved how this turned out, and think it will be much appreciated. It isn’t your typical card.


    To accompany my gift card….I am making the larger 3D version of this template for the actual shower as well. The idea for it is that each guest is filling out a slip of paper with either their marriage wishes for the couple, or marriage advice! Once everyone has thier slipped filled out, I will wrap the tuelle around it (like in the store sample) and they can treaure all the advice for many, many years to come.

    Supplies:Pretty Packaging © template: It’s A Shower

    Pretty Impressions stamp set: So Sentimental, Fanciful Flourishes

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock:OSW white, Carousel

    Matte Photo Paper (super for printing digital paper :D) Printworks Matte Photo Paper (Target)

    Pretty Impressions Digital Paper: Fanciful Flourishes, GaGa For Gingham

    Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Tag You’re It

    Tulle, Prima Flowers, Liquid Pearls, Ribbon from MS, sewing machine

    Thank you for coming by and seeing another day of projects! I still have much to share too 😀

    Please return tomorrow for even more ways to use the products from our latest release at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    GIVEAWAY ALERT!! Do you want to be featured?

    Mar 5, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests, My Time Made Easy

     2 posts today-so scroll down.

    ATTENTION ALL MTME CUSTOMERS!! This is a giveaway post! So read all of it.

    We have a giveaway! (well 2 actually) But we want to see YOUR samples!

     Once you enter (details below) I am going to pick my favorite project and they are going to win our ENTIRE April release!! That release will be valued at almost a $100! Your project will also be featured on our websiteas a sample with a link to your blog/gallery!! So do your best work.

    What is the additional Give Away?

    Canda Craft is sponsoring a give away of the SURE CUTS A LOT!! This is the additional software needed to utilize SVG files. It works with ANY of the Cricut Machines and you are able to resize all our templates/cut files 😀

    The winner of this giveaway will be chosen via

    (NOTE: All our templates ARE available in PDF too as well as SVG, GSD, DXF, GSD)

    This software is an AMAZING value!! All you have to do to enter to win is something we ALL love to do-CREATE something!

    How do you enter to win?

    Link your creations on Katies Blog —->HERE! 

    Make ANYTHING using ANY of the My Time Made Easy™ LLC products. 

    You don’t HAVE to spend money to enter. We have a FREE Pretty Packaging template called Cutesy Cover, a FREE set of Pretty Printables Paper and a FREE Digital stamp image called Water & Waverly Wiggles! So no reason not to play along.

    You have until the 8th to make your creations-so what are you waiting for?

    Non-Traditional Baby Boy

    Mar 4, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Today our Design Team member Kristin Bueter has some cards for you to view! You won’t want to miss the versatility she shares with you today using ONE lay out and 4 different color combination/patterns.


    When you think baby boy you generally think BLUE. It is the obvious choice, and let’s face it, perfect!

    I really enjoy making gifts using some non-traditional colors at times. You can get inspired to use new and fun color combinations by browsing clothing! Obviously clothing has all the latest color trends and combinations you may never have envisioned.

    Take this sweater I saw at Target


    This is one of those times that I used a clothing item to inspire a gift. You most likely wouldn’t look at this and think BABY would you?

    This is what the outcome would possibly turn out to look like if you did!

    Baby Boy in Brown


    How is this for a boy themed carriage?

    I used the Bouncing Baby Buggy © for this creation.

    I used my Argyle Amazement © set to create the pattern on the carriage panels. I used the squared pattern in one of the diamonds for some texture. For the bottom portion I used GaGa for Gingham paper. I printed the brown pattern  on Nomad cardstock.


    Sure Cuts A Lot software recently upgraded their software, and now it has a super new baby selection shapes! (Just in time for my release :D) ENTER TO WIN a SCAL program at Katie Cotton‘s blog!!

    I used the button image from the baby file for my wheels and carriage hood detail. It was perfect! The scallop shaped are from our NEW! Fanciful Flowers Cut File. We have a super scallop like flower shape in there 😀


    Now look at that CUTE teddy bear!

    I was really inspired by the BABY GAP gift card I purchased for our friends recent birth of a sweet baby boy name Milo. It matched my color scheme to perfect too! Don’t you love happy accidents?

    I wanted to put in in this carriage but didn’t want it to get “lost”. So, I cut the bear shaped file from my SCAL software to adhere the card to. I couldn’t leave it plain…….so I did this


    I made him about 4 inched from Kraft cardstock. Just like the bear on the gift card I used the dots from the Argyle Amazement © set, and the solid heart image from the You’ve Got Mail © set to create his face. Tied on some butter yellow ribbon from Martha Stewart and BAM! Adorable baby card holder, that looks ULTRA cute sitting IN my carriage (with yellow Easter grass)!


    The ribbon in the front is by May Arts too. it’s a stitched brown ribbon. I’m in love with May Arts! They are in CT so I get my stuff in LESS than a day! I kid you not. I order in the afternoon and its on my doorstep at like 9:30 am!

    OK focusing back on the project….


    The back of the carriage is the perfect place for adding a tag or personalizing!! I used the NEW! Tag You’re It cut file for the back tag on this one. I stamped some images from Bringing Home Baby ©. This set really is SOOOOO cute and perfect with this template too!


    Here is my tag detail.

    The sentiment “Expecting a bundle of joy!” fits in this tag perfectly!! Of course I made the carriage 3D. It is easy to cut out the top portions. I added brads to the wheels. I made my carriage from Kraft ink then “distressed it” Yellow pearls were a simple touch.

    You could write the baby name in the carriage base too! (I did that later)

    So now we have a personalized gift for a new bundle of joy.


    Go searching store of catalogs to inspire your next FAB creation!

     MTME has everything you need to make coordinating your own personal cards, gifts and tags easy and affordable!!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Supplies from todays post:

    Pretty Packaging © template: Bouncing Baby Buggy

    Pretty Impressions stamp set: Bringing Home Baby, Argyle Amazement, You’ve Got Mail

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock:  Oat, nomad, ganache

    Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Tag You’re It ©, Fanciful Flowers

    SCAL pieces: Teddy Bear & Buttons

    May Arts & Martha StewartRibbon, embroidery thread, adhesive pearls, buttons

    (Sorry this is late! I hit the wrong post time-I set it for NOON instead of midnight! OH! BOY!!)

    Sometimes you need to keep it simple!

    Not every projects needs all the bells and whistles of layering and fine detail.

    Let’s face it, we don’t always have a half hour (or more) to spend creating something. Sometime we have maybe 15 minutes. MAYBE! Just because you have little time doesn’t mean you can’t make your own packaging and still make it special.

    I decided I would share with you a “under 15 minute” creation using the NEW! Card Catch All © template and Fanciful Flourishes © stamp set. Honestly this box went together quicker than MOST cards I make!!

    Taken with Teal


    Now this went quickly because my Cricut did the cutting! That right there it saved me time.

    I cut my Card Catch All © and the All A Flutter © butterfly (resized) from Black Lineal cardstock. That texture alone dressed this up (you cannot see it in the photos) It went together in MAYBE 4 minutes.

    I tied around a teal wired ribbon from May Arts. I wanted a SIMPLE WOW factor so I used my gift as my FOCUS and color inspiration, rather than embellishing and having my packaging be the initial focus and WOW!


    Look how the colors of my bath set stand out against the black. My template base is just plain colored textured cardstock. Nothing fancy. The simple teal bow picks up the colors in my bath products and really adds to the plain box.


    Now the box DESIGN itself is very elegant, and can stand alone because of its killer curves!! You will definitely fall in love with it.

    Inside this box I did utilize the divider.I have body wash, body lotion, body spray and in the back a large bag of bath salts with a Serenity bath oil!

    Perfect gift set.


    My only “decoration” on this box was the circle tag I stamped in black using one of the leaf flourishes in the Fanciful Flourishes © set. I added the smallest of the flowers to the flourish in white raft ink, the added adhesive rhinestones that I colored in teal to match my project. I punched it out with a circle punch, and layered it onto a piece of white vellum, then adhered to the back of the template. That set makes gifts like this so simple. I LOVE that set!!!

    The butterfly was “colored” by dabbing on some versamagic ink in a teal color. I added some stamens to the back, then adhered it to the bow that was tied around my bath salts bag.

    All under 15 minutes!

    Now we do have another project for you to view today! Keeping it simple…..

    From Pam Imholz


    Here is what Pam had to say

      A tisket a tasket…

     A pretty birthday basket…

    Yes girls I have “A Gift For You” to share today so stop by and see a

     simple birthday basket for that special someone in your life. 🙂


    Visit Pam Imholz for the full project and details!

    Here are the supplies from today’s project:


    Pretty Packaging © template: Card Catch All ©, All A Flutter

    Pretty Impressions stamp set: Fanciful Flourishes ©

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: Black Lineal and Lagoon

    Ink: Black and craft white

    Other : May Arts Ribbon

    As always thanks for stopping by.

    Tomorrow I will have some more eye candy for you as will one of our designers! See you then!

     OK I’ve been pushing all limits and creating all sorts of samples that I am hoping are getting you inspired to create! I am just giddy over the projects that I have shared, and what is to come. It truly just gets better and better.  Are you enjoying the samples so far?  Now lets get down to business!! The new arrival!new-arrival.JPG   Today I want to share with you some ideas using my NEW! Bringing Home Baby © set, and I thought this was *uber* cute!!!!!!! I’ll get back to this project in a minute! Today Katie has an AMAZING sample to share with you using our precious Bringing Home Baby © set! Take a look!   img_9806.JPGWords from Katie:

    I adore anything baby so when i saw the oh so cute templates, stamps and papers being released this month I was over the moon with happiness!  And since I don’t have any girls myself, i particularly like making girly baby gifts!  This is the perfect addition to a new baby room!  Check out my Baby Catch All with matching wall art!

    So be sure to check out Katie Cotton

    Now even if you don’t know someone who is having a baby this set is still AMAZING 😀 If you purchased the Bouncing Baby Buggy © template you will definitely want this set too!! 8afe94f40a6ebe7deda2400eb2d61e10_image_600x547.jpgSo many options!! There is an amazing group of sentiments here. Open line art for those who love to color, and of course solid images for easy color fill-ins, or those who’d rather not color. There is just so much you can do with this set. What is not to love? If you have NO other baby sets, then this it THE ONE. Even if you do have other baby sets I’m certain this has something NEW! or special to offer to your collection :DNow on to boy themes.Many “boy” themes and gifts can be difficult. This set has made it easy for me to get inspired to finally do some BOY stuff!! Now a lot boy themes fall around “boat/sea/beach” and I thought that using the Bouncing Baby Buggy © template to create a sail boat would be PERFECT!! OK I was honestly challenged by Kristin to do it, and after about 20 minutes this was done 😀sail-boat.JPGYES! That IS the Bouncing Baby Buggy © template!!! I just cut it down,about 1 inch above where it tapers…..scored at a 1/2 inch in, and folded the top over to the outside.I told you this template was VERY versatile! I have much more to share with that soon :DI sponged the edges for a rustic look 😀 Added a simple cardstock strip around the bottom.My son is named Noah. I would have LOVED something like this back then! (I didn’t papercraft at that time). I’m sure I could make this an ARK now that I sit here typing!!!! OH!! I may just do that as a personal challenge!!! Sorry, my brain went in another direction-like it usually does. One idea sparks another…..My sail….new-boat-baby-2.JPG(Note: honestly I had NOTHING baby on hand so I put in some booties and cadbury eggs. Sorry! LOL! But sometimes you have to improvise! LOL!)I had a craft stick, which I stuck into a Styrofoam egg (cut in half). I hot glued that to the bottom of my cut with sail using my Coluzzle oval template. Stamped my adorable mini Stork image ( I so truly LOVE it!!!), which was colored with Copic markers. I then faux stitched it and applied a linen bkgd stamp to it. WAY TOO EASY!! You can make a TON of these. Adhered it to the stick with clear glue dotsIs this not AMAZING??? boat-delivered.JPGI created a life saver (whatever that thing is called!) using the sentiments in the set, combined with some circles I cut! Isn’t that a cute idea? May Arts has some natural burlap that I used to tie it on to my boat (adding dimensionals of course). I am in love!Now how about a card? Now all these coordinating stamps/templates/paper/and cut files are meant to make the entire process of papercrafting FUN, EASY and AFFORDABLE! You don’t have to use them on *just* templates!!They make perfect cards too!How about the Boy themed card?Little Boy Blue…..bouncing-baby-boy.JPGThis carriage is ADORABLE! Its so cute and easy to use.I stamped the outlined carriage, then stamped the solid carriage pieces inside for EASY color. I did cut it out and put it on dimensionals too. I believe in using as much dimension as possible. It really makes a card!boy-carraige.JPG Many of the sentiments were designed to fit in the center panel of the carriage!! I decided to use the Bringing Home Baby Boy © themed Pretty Printables paper for this! LOVE IT! It already looks stitched so the hard part is done 😀 Many of the patterns AREN’T just for baby! Be sure you check them out.carriage-boy.JPGI used a small SU! oval punch to create what looks like a baby in a blanket inside the carriage too! That was so simple but really adds to this.I used the Tag You’re It © cut files for this. I just resized the white layer to may my larger tag cut from blue. Easy peasy!Now you KNOW I had to throw a girly card in here too! Thank Heavens for Little Girlslheaven-girl.JPGAWE! That is all I can say when I see this one! SO girly!!Clean and simply sweet is never a bad thing-especially for baby themed projects.If you haven’t noticed… purple is my favorite color and it has been quite inspiring for me these days. A color I normally don’t take into my crafting, but an truly enjoying.I used the stitced plaid square of the Bringing Home Baby Girl paper for this one, and the Fanciful Flourishes (perfect match!) paper too. It is STUNNING!heaven-scent-cropped.JPGI simpley colored in my open line stork, and doodled her baby bag with my markers. She is cut out and on dimensionals too. She actually wasn’t too bad to cut out!!The flower adds to the softness and sweetness this has, as does the lace (something I rarely use but aways love to see other add) and flower frill.Supplies from todays post:

    Pretty Packaging © template: Bouncing Baby Buggy

    Pretty Impressions stamp set: Bringing Home Baby

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: OSW white, day at sea, millet, nomad, rain drop, pasture, blushing, carousel,and vellum

    Matte Photo Paper (super for printing digital paper :D) Printworks Matte Photo Paper (Target)

    Pretty Impressions Digital Paper: Bringing Home Baby Girl & Boy

    Ink: Copic makers and Momento black

    Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Tag You’re It ©

    May Arts Ribbon, SU! Buttons/Ribbon, Prima Flowers. lace, paper frills, paisley folder by provocraft

    Well thank you again for stopping by.I’d love to hear what your favorite item from this release has been so far! Your feedback inspires me :DI hope you all have a great day! I’ll be shipping orders, and I cannot wait to see what you all create with this new release too!Stop back by tomorrow, where there will be so much more! 

    March Release is HERE!

    Feb 28, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Release is here!

    Be sure to scroll down for samples!

    Today each member of the Design Team is sharing some samples with you using our new products!

    Card Catch All: Kristin Bueter, Mona Pendleton, Pam Imholz

    Bouncing Baby Buggy: Catherine Doucette, Katie CottonTracey Cuccia

    Today we have released the following products (Click underlined category to view)


    Pretty Impressions  stamp set:

    *Sets come on two 4 X 6 sheets*

    Bringing Home Baby $20 Set of 27 images

    Fanciful Flourishes $20 Set of 21 images

    So Sentimental $20 Set of 30 images

    Some Punny Easter *digital only*  $10 Set of 15 images


    Pretty Packaging © template:

    Bouncing Baby Buggy

    Card Catch All

    It’s A Shower


    Pretty Pieces Cut Files:

    Card Catch All Add On’s – card, envelope category card, and 2 labels *available in PDF too*

    So sentimental Frame- Coordinates with the frame image from the So Sentimental stamp set

    Tag You’re It- A variety of 4 tag shapes you will turn to over and over again! *Available in PDF too*

    Fanciful Flourishes- Set of 6 flowers, 1 petal, and 1 flower center-coordinates with Fanciful Flourishes Digital Paper

    Random Ribbons- Create your favorite ribbon patterns from cardstock! 4 patterns in this collection

    Cute Lil Chick- A Cute Critter Cut file that allows you to create several style bird themed gifts!                              *Available in PDF too*

    Bouncing Bunny- An adorable bunny Cute Critter Cut file that allows you to make bunny themed gifts!             *Available in PDF too*


    Pretty Printables Digital Paper:

    Fanciful Flourishes-coordinates with the Fanciful Flourishes stamps, and Fanciful Flourishes Cut File

    Well Woven – perfect for using with the Bouncing Baby Buggy template to create a “bakset” pattern

    Bringing Home Baby Boy -Coordinates with the Bringing Home Baby stamp set, and Bouncing Baby Buggy template

    Bringing Home Baby Girl-Coordinates with the Bringing Home Baby stamp set, and Bouncing Baby Buggy template


    Be sure to check our our FABULOUS Perfect Package Collections too!

    I hope you get some time to check it all out! I think you will see some MUST HAVE items for your cart!

    Today I am going to share a project using a bulk of our new release!

    I always receive requests for MORE desk/office/card organization. I have MANY amazing things in the works that you will see very soon, and in the mean time this is all that, and then some!

    Card Catch All ©


    Now stunning is this?

    It took only a few minutes to make!

    Looking for the perfect functional, yet decorative box that can be left out in the open to serve as a “catch all “?


    You know what I mean! We all like to have something around to help us store/sort our “stuff”. From cards/envelopes/stamps, address book, contact lists, receipts, coupons, recipes, to do list, grocery list, kids paper projects…..maybe even toss incoming or outgoing letters! This is the perfect box for all ” that “. You can use it anywhere, yet have it look oh so pretty while sitting there!


     Look no further! This has it all!

    I used the flourish vine from the Fanciful Flourishes © set to serve as my design on this. This set has coordinating paper in a variety of colors this month too! I added the various size flowers where I wanted them to build my flowering vine pattern.

    The category cards, and main sentiment “For Your Kindness” on the box was from So Sentimental ©. SO EASY! Im am beyond in LOVE with these 2 sets! You will be too.

    In today’s project I made a address book, and a covered notepad to match my Card Catch All © box.


    On the address book I stamped the sentiment “My Dear Friend” from So Sentimental ©. I love how the simple flourish design from Fanciful Flourishes © makes this gift a real WOW! It was all so easy since they were designed to coordinate.


    Then on the address book, then the smaller pattern that coordinates in the So Sentimental © set makes the smaller note book just “fit” with this set. I also stamped the same flourish pattern in a pale blue in on the background for some “filler”.


    Whether it be in the office, on a teacher’s desk, living room, craft space, kids room, entry way, in the kitchen, bedroom, or even in the bathroom for all those pretty lotions and bath products, this is the perfect “catch all”!


    This template has a coordinating Pretty Pieces © Cut File: Card Catch All Add On.


    This cut file is available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, and GSD format.

    You can see that I used it in today’s project. All the sentiments from So Sentimental © fit PERFECTLY on the category tags. It has the perfect “all occasions sentiments, and verses to match.


    Who doesn’t love a “fancy” card/envelope template? I made a set of 4 as seen here.


    Each card has a different phrase. You will truly fall in love.

    This cut file is the PERFECT add on file that was designed to coordinate perfectly with the Card Catch All © Pretty Packaging template. It is also perfect to use on its own!



    This file comes complete with a A2 size (4 1/4 X 5 1/2) cards (no extra postage:D), fancy envelope, tri-fold card, 2 labels, and of course our category cards. All which match our Card Catch All ©  box perfectly!

    Are you in love yet?


    I made 4 cards here, each using a different verse from the set. Inside each card the main sentiment is stamped.


    (inside this reads Thinking of You)

     The best part is if you resize your Card Catch All ©Pretty Packaging template, you can simply resize your Add On © elements to match! Now you have a world of options! 

    Be sure to check out the So Sentimental © Pretty Impressions stamp set, as all our sentiments are a perfect fit for the category cards. Be on the look out for MORE great Pretty Impressions stamp sets in the future that will also coordinate with this amazing file!

    Now you may want to know more about the stamp featured in today’s project:

    So Sentimental $20 Set of 30 images

     This is the perfect all occasion sentiment set!

    It also has a coordinating Pretty Pieces Cut File: So Sentimental Frame. It was designed for you to perfectly layer your frame image in this set!

     Whether you want a simple sentiment, a verse, or both, this has it all.  The main sentiments come complete with a companion verse that can be used on the INSIDE or OUTSIDE of your card! Use them alone, or together. They can also take the main focus of any creation. The sentiments and verses were designed to fit the frame that is in this set as well.

     If you like the flourishes in this set you just may want to see our coordinating Fanciful Flourishes © Pretty Impressions stamp set! 


    *Get Well Soon

    *Many Thanks

    *Thinking of You

    *With Love

    *With Appreciation

    *For your kindness

    *My Dear Friend

    *Best Wishes

    *Deepest Sympathy

    * A Happy Life

    *To the Happy Couple

    *Happy Birthday 


    *Family Our family is a circle of strength & love.With every birth and union it grows.Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger.

    * I love you more today than yesterday,but not as much as tomorrow. 

    *May you succeed far beyond your biggest dreams! 

    *Whoever is happy will make others happy too.-Anne Frank 

    *Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    * Your friendship means the world to me

    * I’m here for you…just as you are always there for me.

    * For all you do,for who you are,and what you mean to me

    * You will never know how much your kindness meant to me

    * Live well, laugh often,love much. 

    *May every part of your birthday have happy in it! 

    *Words cannot express how thankful I am for everything you have done. 

    *You are in our thoughts and prayers

    * May your life be filled with health, happiness,love & laughter 

    *Thanks – an acknowledgment of appreciation or an expression of gratitude.

    Now that is an IMPRESSIVE line up of coordinating sentiments/verses. The font is perfect for every style too!

    Now on to the flourishes


    Fanciful Flourishes $20 Set of 21

     Everyone could use a fancy flourish set! This set has a nice variety of various large and small flourishes. It is nice to have a variety to suit any project. There are also some pretty leaves and flowers that will allow you to easily build your own “flowering” flourished vine pattern! OR of course use them alone in any fashion. These pieces being separate allow you to easily create multicolored designs and various placement options. Another great feature is the dashed lines! They look so soft and elegant. They can be pierced in between to make them appear like they were “stitched”. The perfect addition to any creation.  If you like the flourishes in this set, and you are looking for some sentiments to coordinate, you just may want to see our So Sentimental © Pretty Impressions stamp set!


    Now how about seeing these 2 stamp sets in action on a card?

    With Love


    This is a card for my husband-all blue. His favorite color. I LOVE the Argyle Amazement © set too. Makes a quick backgrounder. Then when I was done I thought it may be too girly? Lots of “flowers”. Oh well, at least I actually made him a card finally.

    Anyway, I love how this came together.  One of the tags from Tag You’re It © cut file being part of my focus. I used the flourish as a “stem”, then added a crochet flower, and small Prima flower.


    Here you can clearly see how well the sentiments and verses work together! The sentiment is one I say to my husband often (and my children)and HAD to include it. It’s so perfect.

    I actually hand cut the frame but them decided that a cut file was NEEDED!! Thank goodness for that, because now we have a much smoohter, cleaner looking look 😀 You will see the difference too! Plus one can never have too many frame choices.

    Here are the supplies from today’s project:


    Pretty Packaging © template: Card Catch All ©

    Pretty Impressions stamp set: So Sentimental ©, Fanciful Flourishes, Argyle Amazement

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: OSW white, Rain Drop, Harmony, Silent Night

    Ink: SU! Markers

    Pretty Pieces Cut Files:Card Catch All Add On’s, So Sentimental Frame, Tag You’re It

     This is just day #1 of inspiration!

    Please come back tomorrow for even MORE amazing projects and ideas from myself and the team!

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on this months release! There is quite the variety this release too.

    Happy Shopping!

    Perfect Peeks Day #3

    Feb 27, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Well by now you can count down the HOURS to our March 1st Release at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC!

    Im so excited about everything we have to share. This has been just the BEGINNING of the project samples and ideas we as a team have to share!

    I have my own things to share using Card Catch All ©, (you will LOVE this one!) which was featured by 2 members of my team yesterday, as well as 2 of our stamp sets So Sentimental © and Fanciful Flourishes ©.   Those will be featured tomorrow. For today’s project feature we have a Pretty Packaging © template called : It’s A Shower.

    This is a Pretty Packaging © template you are sure to fall in love with!

    Today both Kristin Bueter and Tracey Cuccia will be sharing some gorgeous projects using this new template with you today!

    First we have Tracey Cuccia 


    Here is what Tracey had to say:

    “I’ve been to soooo many bridal and baby showers, it’s just not even funny…my sister-in-law jokes that that move ’27 dresses’ was about me, lol.  Anyway, more so nowadays, a lot of people don’t really have umbrellas at their showers, and I think that’s a shame.  I think it was a fun tradition, and love the one my Mom made for me, but it’s so big, I can’t really display it anywhere.  One of Lauren’s latest templates, It’s a Shower can bring back that dying tradtion, in a new, fun way…let me show you how…”

    For more details please visit Tracey Cuccia 

    Also Kristin Bueter has a peek


    Here is what Kristin had to say:

    I am in LOVE with the “It’s A Shower” template!  The unique design lends to a flood of mojo just looking at it.  I chose to keep this project simple to show you that EASY assembly can still look awesome!  so be sure to visit Kristin Bueter as well!

    Now time for the details!

    It’s A Shower ©


    I have to say I truly LOVE this amazing template for SO many reasons.

    It’s A Shower © is the PERFECT template for so many occasions! I have long awaited a 3 dimensional umbrella template. (NOT SHOWN) It also has a scallop layer that fits perfectly around the inside trim too!! LOVE that feature.

     This template can be easily resized to suit so many purposes!

     Fill it with paper flowers, candy, bath salts/petals, tea lights or whatever else you choose!


    Use it as a Wedding or Baby Shower centerpiece, party favor, or decoration. This is easily customizable for any colors scheme, occasion or decor.  You can resize it, and even fold it in half to create the PERFECT three dimensional umbrella for the invitation or thank you card. Perfect for sending “sunshine” or those “cheer up” cards too! How about a “showering you with”: love, well wishes , hugs, and kisses. 


    This template is certain to shower your creative side with ideas!

    For my project today I used some chocolate cardstock to create my umbrella.  I chose to decorate the panels using the umbrella pattern from  Loving Heart © Pretty Printables digital paper. That paper is what spurred this template creation!

    I created my handle base in kraft and the “handle” in red.

    A friend of mine who LOVES Starburst Jelly Beans have been having a rough few days, so I  made this for her, and filled it with those.


    I then wrapped it in some Tulle.  You can find some in the Bridal section of your craft store. Rather large rolls for about $2-$3.

    I used the FAB Fanciful Flowers © Cut File to add a few flowers to the umbrella.

    When I dropped it off at her office people went NUTS! Many asked if I did special orders (Um, NO! But you can make it yourself! LOL!) That felt good too.  I stamped the tag in the back (forgot to photograph that part! DUH!!) with the “sending you sunshine” sentiment from the You’ve Got Mail © set. I love that sentiment.

    My tag was stamped with the frame and flourish in the NEW! So Sentimental Set. I love the tag!

    There is something about SIMPLE sometimes.


    Supplies:Pretty Packaging © template: It’s A Shower

    Pretty Impressions stamp set: So Sentimental

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock:OSW white, Ganache, Oat, Macintosh

    Matte Photo Paper (super for printing digital paper :D) Printworks Matte Photo Paper (Target)

    Pretty Impressions Digital Paper: A Loving Heart

    Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Fanciful Flourishes

    Tulle, Adhesive Rhinestones

    So that does it for today. It is the last day of school vacation and I am off to a sledding event with the kids sponsored by the Childhood Cancer Lifeline group. It is really nice to have organziations that reach our to families like this so you can meet and connect with others who have had similar expieriences, or just be a “normal” family again.
    Thank you all for stopping by!

    Our new products are available in our store March 1st! So come back tomorrow for even more ideas and inspiration!!

    Perfect Peeks Day #2

    Feb 26, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy

    Today is the second day at Perfect Peeks at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC!

    I’m so excited to share even more with you today, so grab your cup of coffee (or tea) and get ready to be inspired and excited about what it to come!!

    Today you will get to see samples using a NEW! Pretty Packaging © Template called Card Catch All ©  and a NEW! Pretty Impressions stamp set called So Sentimental ©!

    I will personally have more details on these another day, but today both Catherine Doucette and Katie Cotton have projects to share!

    Here are the peeks:

    From Catherine


    Words from Catherine:

    Do you LOVE creating mini projects?  How about creating a tiny little gift just to let someone know you are thinking of them?  Hop on over and see what Get Well project I created with a mini Card Catch All :0)

    To see more check out Catherine Doucette today

    From Katie:


    Words from Katie:

    I was SO excited about this template!  It is just one that can be used over and over again for so many things!  I’m constantly wanting to have things to toss my pens, extra embellies into, etc.  This is just perfect.  It also makes a great organizer or gift as well!  I have made a gift that includes a card for just about every occasion (thanks to the So Sentimental acrylic stamp set!)  I have doubled up the catchall so that there are 2 back to back, the front holds the cards and envies and the backside can hold pens, a notepad, extra embellies and more!

    It is also my week to host the JUGS challenge!! This week it is the JUGS 22 Challenge.

    The entire JUGS Team has gotten together to share what FUN and AMAZING things you can do with Cute Critters © Pretty Pieces Cut Files!! 

    There are endless critters you can easily create. You may already know we have 2 Critters: Whooty-Love and Heart Stealer Raccoon. I also made an “Scent-sational” Skunk from the Heart Stealer Raccoon © file a few days ago! Check it out—>HERE

    Last month I was overwhelmed with comments and emails about doing something special for Spring/Easter, so I hope you all enjoy what we have today!!!

    Now *just in time* for Easter or Spring I am releasing 2 NEW! Cute Critters © Pretty Pieces Cut Files!! 

    The are: Bouncing Bunny and Cute Lil Chick– Details and samples below 😀

    All of these files are available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, and WPC. ALL files contain the PDF version as well. These templates are perfectly paired with the PDF versions for easy decor and assembly. Perfect project for kids too (I know first hand! I have 3 of my own)

     Both of these NEW! Cute Critters © Pretty Pieces Cut Files!!  will be available March 1st and have a UBER cute * The are perfect paired with the NEW! Bouncing Baby Buggy © (see below) or the Under Cover © template. 

    Also available will be an *EXCLUSIVE* Digital Stamp set called Some Punny Easter .

    Some Punny Easter $10 Set of 15 images


    (closer view available in store March 1st) 

    *This set is available in our Pretty Impressions Digital Download ONLY!* 

    It features 15 images that are just perfect for Easter cards, tags and packaging, and some are perfect all year round!  This set was also designed to coordinate with our Pretty Pieces © Cute Critters: Bouncing Bunny and Cute Lil Chick  


     You are Scentsationa- (Flower completes the “l”)

    Some (bunny image) Loves You

    For someone egg-stra special


    You are one fab chick

    For some bunny special (tag)

    Hoppy Easter

    Hopping by just to say hi

    Bird-day wishes

    Hey Chickie (bird makes “i”)

    Happy Easter-A Basket Full of Easter Wishes

    Bouncing Bunny Pretty Pieces Cut File $2.50

    Now let me share some samples of the NEW! Bouncing Bunny & Cute Lil Chick Cute Critters © Pretty Pieces Cut Files!! 

    This is the perfect cut file for some “bunny” special.


    Does it get any cuter?

     The “Bouncing Baby Buggy ©” becomes the PERFECT basket when the hood is left off! Just resize it to 80% and you have the perfect element for the Cute Critter “belly/body”, as seen here. It looks very similar to many baskets you can buy in the store for about $15 of $20!


     You can make a whole family of adorable bunnies for any occasion (or as the JUGS team will show you-other animals too).

    This cut fille comes complete with 6 different belly prints too! I printed my belly print using the NEW! Bringing Home Baby © Pretty Printables paper (in girl plaid). Its AMAZING-wait till you see.


    She is holding a 3D basket that I printed/colored/cut using the Some Punny Easter © digital stamp set! Who wouldn’t LOVE getting something like this ANY time of year really?


    I also used the tag from the Some Punny Easter © set too. It’s really cute.

    I sponged her ears with white craft ink, and added a cute lil flower to her ear.


    Inside are Easter Eggs filled with make your own candy bracelets for my girls.

     Look at her CUTE feet too? I love them to pieces.  Last but not least-she even has a tail 😀 bunny-tail.JPG

     Now THAT is what is meant my the finishing touches 😀 OK moving on…..

    Cute Lil Chick © 


    Named appropriately this lil chick is simply cute! I think you will find this an adorable addition to the other Cute Critters © cut files: Whooty-Love and Heart Stealer Raccoon. Also NEW! This month is Bouncing Bunny. 

    Make it a chick, or a variety of other little birds like a blue jay, cardinal or even a penguin, it sure to make someone feel so “tweet” when they receive it. (OOPS! I mean “sweet”)

     It comes complete with 8 different belly prints so the ideas are endless for various styles!  

    NOTE: The belly prints are all different than any other belly prints from the other Cut Files we offer.


    Here I just chose to use some super sweet Pretty Printables digital paper- Ga Ga for Gingham

    I had some feathers from a HUGE bag I got at the craft store. it was a simple and easy touch that really made this chick come to life.

    You can get these in the kids section of the craft store CHEAP 😀

     Each file type comes with the elements you need to get you started making these adorable boxes or baskets. It has a Pretty Impressions © digital stamp set to coordinate with called Some Punny Easter. This bird was actually designed from one of the bird images featured in the set 😀 You may even enjoy some “bird themed” sentiments from the Pretty Impressions © stamp set Critters with Heart © This file was created to coordinate with the Pretty Packaging © templates: Under Cover and Bouncing Baby Buggy. The “Bouncing Baby Buggy” becomes the PERFECT basket when the hood is left off! Just resize it to 80% and you have the perfect element for the Cute Critter “belly”. 


    I used the Under Cover © template here (filled with Peanut Butter Reese Eggs!)

     PERFECT lil treat for my son 😀


    Pretty Packaging © template: Bouncing Baby Buggy ( bottom only- resized 80%), Under Cover ©

    Pretty Impressions Digital stamp set: Some Punny Easter ©

    Cardstock from Couture Cardstock: OSW white, Carousel, Nomad

    Matte Photo Paper (super for printing digital paper :D) Printworks Matte Photo Paper (Target)

    Pretty Impressions Digital Paper: GaGa for Gingham, Bringing Home Baby

    Ink: Copic makers and Momento black

    Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Bouncing Bunny, Cute  Lil’ Chick

    May Arts Ribbon, American Crafts flower, SU! brad, feathers

    Be sure to check out the JUGS blog to see what the entire team did and play along! If you do you are entering for your chance to win a MTME template of your choice!! GO —> HERE!

    I love that each Critter has it’s own personality based on the creators vision. AMAZING how each one can look so different 😀

    I cannot wait to see what you all do.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I will return tomorrow with even more peeks from our March Release.

    Stay tuned.

    My Etsy

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