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Guess what today is?

It’s the Pretty Impressions Digital Release!

Click here to view what’s new!

Now how about some samples with the new goodies?

This month we catered to the boy’s and girls in our lives by having something for both. I even added a fun new template ūüėÄ YIPPEE!!

So first up, my card.


Is he not adorable? (said¬†in the best “boy” way possible)

 I have longed for such a cute boy set. I have lacked in that department, and myself having an 8 year old boy, trust me when I tell you, will be adding more of these images to our growing collection.

I hand drew in my sidewalk, and colored in the grass with my markers.

I printed, and cut out my¬† UR2 COOL sentiment. I think this came out “cool”. It got my son’s approval so I know it must be OK!!

Here I added the sentiment to the bottom. I love the play on words.

I had created the sentiment in 2 colors. Using my selection tool I cut and layered the sentiment over eachother. Because I cut off part of the words I was able to get the dual colors ūüėÄ Pretty fun.

Now some details about the set

SK8R Boy Set of 7 Digital Images $8

Noah is one cool kid, who lives to SK8!

Sentiments Include:

SK8R (fits on boy’s shirt!)


Play Hard

Happy Birthday Dude!

UR2Cool Circular Symbol

Get Air Circular Symbol

This image is so fun to color, and can be used as a coloring page, used with iron on sheets to create t-shirt, hats or other fun craft projects for all ages!

We also have the SK8R Boy available as a Single for only $2!

Be sure you check out the SK8 Board Box Pretty Packaging Template, designed to coordinate with this image!

As you read, I simply couldn’t resist adding a coordinating template to one¬†this month’s images ūüėÄ

 It is called the SK8 Board Box ©, but can be used on its own as a fabulous box!

(Notice the scale difference in the card vs. on the template!! Gotta love resizing!)

SK8 Board Box

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

 Completed Project Size

 3 1/2 Inches Wide

7 1/2 Inches Tall

1 1/2 Inches Deep

This is the perfect template for a multitude of uses! A great size for so many treats, this is the perfect box for so many special people in your life! Transform this template into a skateboard styled box, any kid would love to receive, OR use it all on its own to create a wonderfully styled gift box!

This template is the perfect companion to the SK8R Boy Digital Stamp Set.

Now to prove my point that this SK8 Board Box ¬©¬†isn’t *just* a skateboard, I want to show you a girly version, using our other NEW! set My Little Friend.

See! Isn’t this the cutest box, despite the “skateboard” name/shape?!! I have to say I love it, and think this will be one of those that I pull out often. It’s a fabulous size too ūüėÄ

I used the Flower Fusion ¬©¬†paper as my color inspiration ūüėÄ I had used it on my card yesterday, pulling out the purple hues, and this time I focused on the orange hues ūüėÄ

I was able to add the green polka dot pattern from the Darling Dots ¬©¬†collection and the script pattern from the newest collection: Fresh Cut Expressions ¬© Collection 2. Don’t you love mixin’ n matchin patterns? Our collections make it easy ūüėÄ

Now having the NEW! My Little Friend in a digital format is awesome because I get to resize it to suit my project needs! My card yesterday used the size it opens in, and today I shrunk it down to be the size I wanted for this project!

About the My Little Friend set

My Little Friend Set of 8 Digital Images $8

Amber has met a new little friend, who she holds dear!

This adorable image and sentiments is sure to send a message of true friendship.

She is so fun to color, and can be used as a coloring page, or craft project for all ages!

Sentiments include:

Friend (in two style fonts)

Note: Friend sentiments fit nicely above the sentiments.

For a dear

Hold a true friend with both your hands

Someone who is there for you no matter what.

Friendship isn’t a big thing-it’s a million little things.

One of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.

There is also the My Little Friend Single Image for only $2

I layered this on onto the All Tied Up! © Circle

I love coloring these cuties. I know I keep saying that, but its so true.

There is SO much you can do with these digital images. I have many more ideas which I plan to share soon ūüėÄ One will show you how to use the digital images WITH the coordinating cut files ūüėÄ YES! I figured out how you can use them both together. I’m sure I’m not the first, but I never knew it was possible. Let me tell you that you will be hooked because you can resize BOTH the image, and the cut files to suit your needs. That is a HUGE asset and value! LOVE!

So stay tuned for that. I just need to get a memory card for my video camera, and then I’ll post some videos for you, using my ideas and techniques.

Come on back tomorrow, as I have more samples to share.


Well this release is SMOKIN HOT! Literally!

¬†I’m so happy to see that you ALL love gifting hot beverages as much as I do!

We have MUCH more to share, so be sure you pay a visit to: 

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Debbie Marcinkewicz
  • Katie Cotton
  • Tangii Crain
  • Today I’m so excited to share one of our NEWEST Pretty Pieces Cut Files: Oh-K Dokey¬†

    But before I do that I will share a card using an image from the Grab a Cup stamp set, that suits the “theme” of our gift packaging!

    Perk Up!

    I love this “coffee maker”, as it is fashioned after my favorite coffee machine. I went with blue and “coffee” for my colors on this, with my ribbon being my starting point!

    ¬†I stamped the flower from the Grab a Cup set, onto the cup that is in this image. Then stamped the sentiment from the Grab a Cup Sentiment¬†set, on a lil’ tag.

    I stamped my polka dot border from the Fancy a Cuppa? set, the argyle from Argyle Amazement set, and drew in some border lines. I then used the sentiment block from the Grab a Cup set to add to my pattern.

    I’m totally LOVING this release, and had so much fun with the variety of images ūüėÄ

    Oh-K Dokey, let us move along to some more eye candy!


    This is a super cute, and quick “wrapper” for a product¬†favorite of mine!!¬†

    I am a HUGE Keurig lover (those of you stumped—>Click Here) and love giving and receiving samplers of the K Cups that are used in theKeurig.¬†

     The K Cups are simply so cute, and giving a sampler pack-especially for the holidays, is a great gift idea! Since they are *about* 0.19 cents each, giving a set of 4 costs ONLY $0.76 cents!!  

    I decorated my Oh-K Dokey wrapper to let the receiver know WHAT I packaged inside–>latte!¬†


    On this sample I used the outline cup from the Fancy a Cuppa? set, and stamped it with my 5 block, with the 5 block of beverage choices, and used the check mark to mark what I wrapped inside. 


    I used the Cherry On Top digital paper, so I used the Cherry Blossom image from the Killer Curves set to stamp it to match my paper! 

    Then I added my paper flowers, and my beaded bird. 


    I love this project! 

    It really is a SIMPLE, and thoughtful gift for anyone, since these K Cups come in all sorts of types: Flavored coffee’s, teas, chai, mocha, latte, and cocoa!¬†Now I have created the ultimate wrap for such treatlets! Read on!!¬†

    Oh-K Dokey Pretty Pieces Cut File $ 2.50 

    This is the plain jane version.
    Available in PDF, SVG, DXF, GSD, and WPCCompleted Project Size:

    4 X 4 1/4 Inches Wide 

    1 3/4 Inches Tall 

    ¬†This wrapper is the perfect gift when you want to simply “wrap” and share a little of something that you love!

    !chai and latte’s ¬© brand coffee machines. The K cups come in a variety of beverages like coffee, tea, cocoa’s, KeurigThis is an adorable “wrapper” that was designed for wrapping up 4 of those simply sweet K Cups that are sold for use with the


    We have the PERFECT set for you to alter your K Cups!! Check out the  Fancy a Cuppa? and the Fancy a Cuppa? Add on set 

    Just take a 2 inch circle, and adhere over your label.  


    This will cover your K Cup top!! 

    Here I used the Fancy a Cuppa? and the Fancy a Cuppa? Add on set for my K Cup label cover. I stamped the outline circle, and cup in cranberry, then the sentiments in a smokey shadow ink. Once done, just add atop your covered K Cup. 

    Complete set of 4:  



    Once your K Cups¬†are ready, just place then face down…..and wrap!¬†



    Decorate as desired! 

    Not a hot beverage lover? Here is another idea! 

    (note you saw peeks of this the other day!) 


    This Oh-K Dokey wrapper can also be used with a recycled set of K Cups, a set of 4 Votive candles, tart warmer, Crystal Light 2 oz drink mix cups and even a set of 4 mini flower pots. 

    Another FUN idea-when you are done using a K Cup, recycle it! 

    Lookie here….¬†


    Simply  peel off the top, remove the filter (if there is one), wash and dry thoroughly, add adhesive to the edges, and fill with something else that is wonderful!! 


    (note the sentiment “Brewed or you” is from the Grab a Cup Sentiments)¬†

     Here I filled my cup with Gummy Bugs! EW!! 


    Use a 2 inch piece of cardstock to cover it, and you have a world of treat ideas! 


    In this project I used A Spooky Surprise set, with the Killer Curves Cut File using the polka dot frame from Killer Curves set. 


    Isn’t this a simply adorable treatlet cover?! So even if you don’t have Keurig, and you have an “office” or somewhere that people use these, you can recycle them! They may also work with 2 oz condiment cups.¬†


    One simple, inexpensive cut file, so many possibilities. 

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC¬†

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: A Spooky Surprise, Grab a Cup Sentiments, Killer Curves, Fancy a Cuppa? 

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Cherry on Top 

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Oh-K Dokey, Killer Curves 

    Well I hope to see you return tomorrow for more!


    Hi everyone!!

    I hope you are all enjoyed yesterdays projects, and are taking advantage of the wonderful weather we’ve been having.

    Today is day #2 of project peeks for the August 1st¬†My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC release!

    This month Dawn & Geny both had some urgent things pop up, so they won’t be stamping with us this go round, but both Pam Imholz¬†and Tracey Cuccia¬†have some amazing samples to share today using a NEW! Pretty Packaging¬†Template:¬†Tuck-ered Out. So be sure to check them out.

    Also Kristin Bueter¬†is back for a sample ūüėÄ YEAH! Kristin we are happy you have returned! Kristin was away for work, and now is back with us so you should see some new stuff from her soon.

    I have so much to share I’m not even certain WHERE to begin!

    This month we are release several templates, cut files and of course digital paper…..but only 2 stamp sets.

    We have yesterday’s set feature: Money Well Spent ¬© ,¬†so today I will be previewing the 3nd packaging template called Tuck-ered Out¬†(we have 3 templates¬†this month!), using our 2nd set for this month called Lost My Tooth ¬©!

    I am very excited about today’s stamp set¬†peek, as it filled a gap (for me) in an area for those of us with smaller children.

    Little Tooth Fairy Fun


    Here is a little gift set that I whipped together (yesterday! EEK!) to showcase both the Tuck-ered Out¬†template and Lost My Tooth ¬©! stamp set. I’m not even sure WHERE to start with the explanation of WHAT I have going on here!

    I guess I will start with the Tuck-ered Out template explanation, then move on to the stamps!

    Tuck-ered Out $5


     Note: In this photo the design on the left is the actual completed project size. The larger project on the right is the same template, enlarged to 155%. I thought it would be fun to share some sizing options.

    Completed Project Size (see box on left)

    3 1/3 Inches Wide

    2 1/2 Inches Tall 2 1/4 Inches Deep

    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSD

    This template comes with the side tuck in decorative panels, a front bottom decorative panel, ans a optional handle (not shown here).

    This can be made to look like a little purse, house, barn, or even a treasure chest! Limitless possibilities.


    This is just the cutest “tuck” tab style, little treasure box! All the sweet “tucked” folds, un-tuck as you open it, to reveal your sweet treasure inside!


    See….the little tab just tucks right into the front slot.

    Once it is un-tucked……


    The flap opens to to reveal whatever sweet treat you package up in there!! Makes the perfect party favor, or packaging for a little treat! (Or a big treat should you decide to enlarge it!)I had packaged my favorite Australian Licorice in here, it was a perfect match :D, but my kids saw it on the counter while I was downstairs designing the next project, and I ascended to find an empty licorice bag :C Oh yes, its been one of “those” days.This will also fit gift cards, and tooth boxes perfectly!fairyteehside.JPG

     The smaller box is for the tooth fairy, and the large box is the gift left by the tooth fairy! (I often like to leave little stuffed animals, art supplies, mini games etc when my children lose a tooth.

    I used the NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Confetti Star pattern in Candied Thistle Stalk for my color scheme on this. The paper is SO pretty and based off of a scattered star pattern from the  Lost My Tooth ©! stamp set.

    This is the enlarged version.


    ALL my templates are base on the standard 8 1/2 X 11 inch cardstock, so those with printers (or who only own that¬†size cardstock)¬†can easily make fabulous gifts. That being said they can all be resized ūüėÄ

    I created this using my Cricut Expression and enlarged it to be 155%. You would need to use 12 X 12 paper to create one this large. It ends up measuring 5 1/4 inches across, 3 3/4 inches tall, 3 1/2 inches deep.

    How literally sweet would this be for a Fairy Themed party? (Ignore the TOOTH!! LOL! We do have stars too!)

    Note: I will also share some BOY stuff with this set so you mom’s out there with no girls, don’t fear.


    This is the side view of the box. I love the tucked in panels.

    I¬†used some really of that party ribbon you can get really cheap, and I LOVE the result. I’m not sure WHY I haven’t used it before! SO FESTIVE!


    I love all the sentiments featured in this set and the fairy shilouette (there is a large and small version). The large fairy is 1 1/4 inches tall. The smaller fairy is about 3/4 inches tall, and a 1/2 inch wide.

    Now here is the tooth image from the Lost My Tooth © set. It measures about 2 3/4 inches tall, and 2 inches wide. It was cut out using the coordinating Lost My Tooth © Pretty Pieces Cut File .

    The  Lost My Tooth © Pretty Pieces Cut File Available in SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSD

    This is a coordinating cut file to enable you to easily create some super treats using the Lost My Tooth ©Pretty Impressions Stamp set! Within the cut file there is the coordinating tooth, tooth fairy shilouette, a star, and a label that is also from the set.

    This is the standard size below:

    ttthfry.JPG I also used the  Lost My Tooth © Pretty Pieces Cut File  to cut out my fairy, which was then stamped on the pink layer, and glitter added to the wings. I also resized the same tooth image to be smaller to fit on the Tuck-ered Out template.


    I glitterized it, and added it to my template. The ribbon and tooth embellishment just slide off. Perfect!!

    This will become the star of any tooth losing event! Or steal the show if you use it for a gift or party favor!

    Now let us get to the set description, shall we?I will definitely be sharing MORE uses for this set (using some of the suggestions below) so stay tuned if you need visual.


     Lost My Tooth © Set of 17 Images $20 *

    Also available in digital format* $12

    This is the perfect set for anyone with little boys or girls!

    Well if you are like me, and you have small children then the Tooth Fairy is a big part of your life from the age of about 4 years old!Myself having 3 children, I was always looking for creative ways to package up their little tooth treasure, or leave a note from her, or even to her from the kids! This set has so many wonderful features!

    There are 2 small label style images in the set. In them you can fit the sentiments “My First Tooth ” or the “My Little Tooth Box”.

    The labels in the set are meant to fit atop a mini metal slider tin (aka: Lip Balm tin), for your little one’s tooth!

    NOTE: Slider Tin can be found here:

    The labels fit perfectly on a Avery 8160 mailing label, which is the perfect size for the slider tin!

    I created 4 of the poems within this set myself, with sentiments like I always wanted to have.

    Here is the card that matches the gift set.


    NOTE: Yes, we have a little TYPO :C The sentiment should read “I give it “to”¬† you to handle with care.”

    This sentiment will be replaced within the set, so for anyone ordering you will get the corrected version.

    This is a note TO the tooth fairy.

    Most of the sentiments in the set fit in the large tooth image which can easily be cut out ,or you can use our Lost My Tooth Cut File which coordinates with the set! You can also fit the poems on the star that is in the Lost My Tooth Cut File 

    There is a large and small tooth fairy silhouette. She can fit in the large tooth, or the smaller one can fit on the mailing label! This makes creating easier than ever!


    There is also a “build” a wand set! There is a stick, with the tooth, and a star! So use whatever you like. The bow is “optional” just in case you were making a boy themed treasure! See I used the wand on this card. I placed it in the center of my bow. I also used Fanciful Flourishes for a fairly trail, but you can’t see it in the photo (bummer).

    Sentiments include:Your tooth was as perfect as can be! Here is a treat, to you, from me.Love-The Tooth Fairy(this one is the poem featured on the Tuck-ered Out¬†template)——————————

    Dear Tooth Fairy,

    My tooth fell out,

    it’s no longer there.

    I give it to you

    to handle with care.


    (this one is on the card)


    Under my pillow I hope to find

    a treat of another kind!


    Wiggle, wiggle, little tooth

    It’s no longer there, but it once was loose.

    Off with the Tooth Fairy it will go,

    then another tooth in it’s place will grow!

    -Lauren Meader


    My Little Tooth Box


    My First Tooth


    Other than a dimple in a cute little chin,

    What’s more adorable than a toothless grin?

    ~Azu “Betty” Espezia


    ¬†Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Tuck-ered Out

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Lost My Tooth © , Fanciful Flourishes

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Taylor’s Teeth: Confetti Star print

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW white, Sweetheart, Blessings, The Other Woman

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Lost My Tooth © Pretty Pieces Cut File

    WHEW! What a whopper of a post!! Well what do you think?

    Just wait until you see the other projects I have using this set!!

    Well I am off to take my kids to the sprinkler park for some fun ūüėÄ I love the sprinkler park. No worry about drowning ūüėÄ and I get to have some girl time with my friends while our kids play.

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Looks like everyone has really been enjoying the July release! You can view all our NEW PRODUCTS HERE!

    I’m happily busy packing orders before I leave ūüėÄ I’m excited to see your projects too.

    I hope you are ready for more ideas and inspiration!!

    Today you can see some amazing project ideas from:

  • Katie Cotton
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Today I will share a gift set using the Wonderful Watering Can¬† and all 3 of the NEW! Stamp sets:¬†¬†Tending the Garden ¬©¬†combined with the¬†Killer Curves¬†, and Lovely Labels 1 set. They all really mix well together, as you will see. I enjoy maximizing the use of all my sets by combining newer and older ones.¬†

    Daisy Fresh


    I love Daisies! Heck that is what I named my DOG! They are so cheery, sunny, delicate and sweet (in my opinion)!

    This was the teacher gift for Noah’s Teacher this end of school year. I packaged up my FAVORITE scent lately from Bath & Body Works: White Citrus (which complimented my gift colors). The good thing about¬†B & B works¬†is people can exchange the scent for another is they wish, and WHO doesn’t love Bath & Body Works stuff??!! LOL! We all love to smell good right?

    NOTE: I DID end up decorating my bottles using the Take Time set and adhesive labels-similar to my store samples on¬†with the yellow/green colors¬†(they EASILY peel off with no ruin to the original bottles) but didn’t have time to re-photograph everything! So use your imagination! (wink)


    All 3 of the travel size items fit perfectly.

    I also gave her a $25 gift card to Borders for some Summer reading. She was an AMAZING teacher and Noah really thrived with her this year. I’m very excited that Amber has her next year as she enters 1st grade.


    For me the Nomad and Pea Pod color combination is SO FRESH! I used the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod, as well as the Picket Fence collection for this gift set.


    I have to say I’m head over heels for the Tending the Garden ¬© set, and I really LOVE the Wonderful Watering Can template to pieces! It goes together surprisingly fast and is actually very easy (as I think all the templates are made to be :D). There are truly endless design possibilities for both the¬† Tending the Garden ¬© set, and I the Wonderful Watering Can.

    You can make it as embellished or as SIMPLE as you want.


    For my side decoration I used the Lovely Label cut file, and stamped the daisy shilouette from Killer Curves , and outline frame image from Lovely Labels 1. I added 2 yellow adhesive rhinestone for a really elegant touch. The daisy center has a adhesive pearl to match.


    As you can see I made my watering can from Nomad cardstock.¬† I scored 3 rings¬† going around the template (there is some instruction on that in the directions) for a neat llok. By just adding various score lines you can get a variety of realistic looks easily!I¬†used the daisy pattern from the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod¬†to cover part of the bottom. I also added some ribbon for an added touch.


    Now I used the Picket Fence¬†paper for my top panel. I stamped my watering can image from Tending the Garden, onto the burlap like pattern paper from the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod¬†collection. I stamped the green trim panel that comes in the set along the lower bottom of the watering can, then cut it out.


    The label from the Tending the Garden set was stamped on white cardstock, then also cut out. I stamped my layering daisy image to be just like the design of my paper. I used the With Thanks sentiment to complete my gift theme. The flower by American Craft. I added a brad with some bling to it, again to look like the flower in my paper. You could also use the Flutters & Flowers Cut File!


    AH! Now lets get to the Spout of the watering can.

    I added some pompom trim to mine. You could used cardstock as well, or whatever else your lil heart desired. For the store sample I chose some punched pieces of cardstock, but on this one I chose to go with the stunning look of adhesive rhinestones


    I think you will agree it really steps it up a notch and adds to the elegance of this!! I LOVE it.

    Now I will show you the other side of this


    As I stated before, ALWAYS pay attention to the entire project. The more “complete” it is the better, more professional it looks! If someone wanted to display this, they can now place it where-ever, and however they want. ALL sides look amazing so there is nothing to HIDE or cover up!

    Who wouldn’t love to have a package like this? I can say my children’s teachers seemed so excited by all the treats I packaged for them the last day of school. My children were proud too ūüėÄ I should have let them MAKE the teachers something themselves but time escaped me. Someday! LOL!


    (see my items fit so nicely)

    This time my handle has some brads to add to the decor, but the top of the handle is adhered to the inside of the watering can. I like playing with a variety of design ideas with this one ūüėÄ You can’t go wrong, really. I LOVE the pompom trim! It was MADE for this template ūüėÄ


    Now I HAD to make sure my card matched! They almost just got TAGS, but I knew I wanted to write a letter and express my gratitude for their hard-work.

    Here is the card that Noah’s teacher received


    She is also a bright, sunny and cheery person so this suited her personality.

    I used all the same paper patterns from the Wonderful Watering Can in my card, even using the Lovely Label cut file like on my project to complete the look. I LOVE the layout and how this entire set turned out. Sometimes its hard for me to give this stuff away!


    So there you have it! All 3 NEW! sets can work so perfectly together.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC¬†

    Don’t miss our Wonderful Watering Can Perfect Package too!!

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Wonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Tending the Garden, Killer Curves, Lovely Labels 1

    Pretty¬†Printable Digital Paper:¬†Picket Fence, Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Nomad, OSW White, Cricket

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Lovely Labels

    Ink: Momento, Markers by SU!

    PomPom ribbon unknown, Adhesive rhinestones, Crochet flower by American Crafts, Leaves by May Arts

    Well that is all from me for today.

    My team is taking a break on the 3rd and 4th, but I will be posting some card creations if you are around. If not, check back when you return because there is still so much more to share!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    over today's July release projects!

    (first let me say my blog text is acting all wonky so I apologize!)

    I simply can't tell you how excited I am over this next Pretty Packaging Template and Pretty Impressions stamp combination!Tomorrow is July 1st so you can get it all ten! There is little time to wait!So start planning your projects/gifts now! So get ready for a ton of inspiration :D


  • Lesa Rapp
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Pam Imholz
  • Use the NEW! Wonderful Watering Can template with the NEW! Tending the Garden stamp set.

    Also check out

  • Dawn Easton
  • Geny Cassady
  • They will each share 2 cards using the Tending the Garden set today!

    Now I have a FABULOUS project with so many details, that I put them all into a video slide-show for you! I did include a few photos of the details within my post as well.I will share details about the release below, so enjoy!

    Wonderful Watering Can
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    Wonderful Watering Can ©

    Pretty Packaging Template: $5


    Completed Project Size

    4 1/4 Inches Tall

     4 Inches Wide

    3 Inches Deep

    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, and GSD

    This template was designed to coordinate with the Tending the Garden Pretty Impressions stamp set. You may also want to check out the Gardening Apron, and Simple Seedling envelope/card set, as well as our coordinating Pretty Printables Digital Papers


    Now it is easier than ever to create your own version, and I will share MANY options over the next couple of days!! There is something so simply appealing to me about the design of a simple watering can. It brings up so many fond memories or my own mother planting seeds each Spring. So much so that I decided to create this stunning 3 dimensional template for you to be able to make your own unique, and stunning gift presentations!There are so many possible uses for this beauty. otr-sdwtrn.JPG I simply cannot believe this is made from all cardstock. It is a marvelous presentation that is sure to make anyone wonder HOW you did it!

    I decorated by Wonderful Watering Can © using a NEW! Coordinating stamp set called Tending the Garden. In that set there is a "framed" image, that is meant to be similar to a seed packet! Within the stamp set there are many images and sentiments that can be used alone, or within the seed packet frame.


    Here I stamped the frame in a darker green ink on my Pasture cardstock.I stamped the frame again onto white cardstock, and cut and layered it. Within the frame I stamped my whimsical version of a Pansy flower, and the sentiment "Bloom with Happiness".

    I also stamped the leaf border that goes around the template.


    For my handle I used some brads to make this template appear even more realistic!

    The top panel leaves so many possiblities. Here I used the Picket Fence Digital Paper.


    The spout is another great detail, you can do so many various things with it (as you will see soon!) to really add to the details.

    I embellished mine by using a NEW! Perfect Pansy Pretty Pieces Cut File

    Perfect Pansy © Pretty Pieces Cut File $2.50


    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC. DXF, and GSD

    What could be more perfect than a pretty pansy?

    If you loved the Rambling Rose © Pretty Pieces Cut File, then you are going to flip for this stunning Perfect Pansy © Pretty Pieces Cut File!

    This one is available in a PDF (printer friendly version) for those of you with printers, who missed out on the Rambling Rose © Pretty Pieces Cut File due to it’s complexity.

    When I designed this Perfect Pansy © Pretty Pieces Cut File I created it with my own mother in mind. I have very fond memories of my mother in the garden every year of my life. Every time I see a Pansy I think of her. She was forever planting Pansy’s each Spring. Our walkway was always lined with the pretty flowers. I often buy her Pansy’s yearly, as it brings such warm memories back to me. More photos further down bckvw.JPG This is the other side of the watering can. ALWAYS decorate all sides of your projects! Ideas for use:

    It makes a perfect table centerpiece, party favor or gift packaging.

    Design to package some floral themed stationary

    Gardening supplies

    Flower/ plant /herb seed packets

    Floral scented oilsS

    cented candles

    Any sort of bath & body products Dip’s, drink or food mixesSweet home baked treatsBird seed/feeder

    Special keepsake items

    or a real/silk planter!

    Whatever you choose to use this Watering Can for it is sure to look wonderful! 


    This is the complete gift set. Easily designed to coordinate! Could it get any better?? (YES! Because there is even MORE to share soon!)

    mrecndle.JPG There is a set of 10 floral scented tea lights which I stamped little covers to match my set. I used the same leaf images that I used in my border.wtrcndset5.JPGThey fit perfectly inside the watering can!


     All I did was give a little squeeze to the top to fit them inside.


    I decorated a bird cage candle holder to match, using the Perfect Pansy Cut File!


    Isn't this simply stunning? The close up of the Pansy is in the description above.

    If you want MORE photos/ideas for ways the Pansy can be designed check THIS OUT!

    I thought it would be fun to include some information about the Pansy too!

    The pansy is named from the French word "pensee" meaning thoughts, in particular the thoughts of lovers. The myth grew that you could see a loved one in the face of the pansy.

     Legend tells the flower was originally white, and blushed bright purple where it was pierced by Cupid’s arrow. This accounts for the flower's reputation of bringing thoughts of loved ones.

    In Victorian times, the language of flowers evolved into a parlor game for sending secret messages to your loved one. A small bouquet of pansies meant "Think of me."

    Shakespeare's famous character Ophelia used the meaning of the pansy to express herself in Hamlet: "There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts." In the 1880s pansies were one of the most popular flowers and remain so to this day. OK how about a card to match my project? Sadly I forgot to include it in the group photo, but it is obvious it is a perfect match.canflower.JPG

    I know you may be dying to see MORE of the Tending The Garden set, and are most likely wondering WHAT is included for images!

    Well of course we have a watering can! That was the entire basis of the set.

    This one is fabulous because it has a lot of great fetures.

    Tending The Garden: Set of 50 Images $20

    *also available in Digital Download* for $12

    This is a must have set!

    With so many wonderful sentiments, and images combined, you will be able to create a variety of gifts from the heart, and for many occasions. The images and sentiments in the set can be used alone, or be used within the watering can image, as well as in the watering can label -which happens to fit perfectly on the watering can image! Or the images and sentiments can be used within the "seed packet" frame, which again can also be used own its own!


    As you can see I made this watering can 3 dimensional. I had stamped it onto white vellum cardstock, dry embossed it from the back to create a puffy watering can!

    I stamped the bottom with one of the solid band images that come with the set.

    I decided I wanted the label on my watering can, so I stamped my sentiment of choice, and then I stamped inside the label using one of the floral swag images in the set. This swag was also used to create the border strip along my card! canwtrcan6.JPGI used a singlo pen to color my flowers purple, and flower centers white.I also used a butterfly from the set to add to the garden feel. Often where you see flowers, you see butterflies and bees! 

    This is a super set that can have a lot of sentimental value! With an arrangement of images and sentiments alike that fit within the seed packet like frame, you will find so many used for it!


    You may also notice that I chose to use the flowers from the Fancy Frames set, to "fill" my watering can. I added some Flower Soft for a PERFECT touch. I also used the Killer: Curves Fancy Frames for my decorative border detail!

    Sentiments in this set include:

    Planted in Memory of:

    In Loving Memory

    Our Love Grows

    Planted With Love

    Love is in bloom Tending the GardenJust for youFor your kindness

    Just Bee-cause

    You are tree-mendous!

    May you always bee happy.

    The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Happy Birthday

    Lil' Sweet Pea

    Thinking of you

    With Thanks

    To love and be loved

    is to feel the sun

    from both sides.

    David Viscott


    Seeds of Kindness

    New Little Sprout


    How ya bean?

    Bloom with happiness This set was designed to coordinate with the Wonderful Watering Can Pretty Packaging Template. purp-wtrcn3.JPGYou may also want to check out the Gardening Apron, and Simple Seedling envelope/card set, as well as our coordinating Pretty Printables Digital Papers

    The more you see of the items from this release, the MORE you will fall in love! It is peek gardening season still, so it's never too late to give gifts. Better yet, this set was made versatile enough for gifts of any occasion, ALL YEAR ROUND!

    OK now it is time for the GIVEAWAY!!

    Valued at: $52.00

    Simply leave a comment on today's post! Let me know what you think of the projects and YOUR favorite flower!

     You will be entered to win:

    Pretty Packaging Template: Wonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions Stamps: Tending the Garden Entire collection of 7 Gardening Greats Pretty Printables paper!

    Pretty Pieces Cut File : Perfect Pansy

    Winner will be drawn in the morning of the 1st! 



    Pretty Packaging © template - Waonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Tending the Garden, Killer Curves, Killer Curves: Fancy Frames

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper: Picket Fence

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Sunflower, Pasture, Tannenbaum, Carousel, Quest, vellum

    Ink: Momento, Copic Markers

    Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Perfect Pansy

    Ribbon by May Arts, brads by SU!, Bird from Michael's craft store, buttons by Foo Fa La, Flower Soft

    As always thank you for the sweet support, the time you take to read, stop by and/or comment and email :D

    Enjoy the rest of the today! The official release is just HOURS away! Our group post will be next, so don't miss it!

    Till tomorrow.

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Thank you to all our Military for serving our great Country.

    My friend and fellow design team member Kristin is in the Air Force. I have so much respect for people and families who give so much of their life for our Country, so a big thank you to them.

    I have a SIMPLE post for you today, just before our release on June 1st!

    No worries I have TONS to share ūüėÄ

    The WINNERS of the last 2 posts will be drawn later today. So stop back by later. There is still time to enter so don’t miss out!

    NOTE: All products shared are from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC! The items you are previewing will not be available until June 1st!

    After cramming so much in to the last two days I figured I’d keep it a bit lighter, if that’s OK! I’m so excited by you sharing my excitement! I have so many more wonderful things in the months to come too, it can be hard WAITING ūüėÄ

    Now after yesterday’s project this *may* seem a bit inferior, but I promise you that this post is just as packed full¬†of wonderful products for everyone! I am just so excited by all the possibilities with this release, and there is just so much more to come ūüėÄ

    Today, when you are done here,  you will want to check in with:

  • Dawn Easton
  • Geny Cassady
  • They both are featuring cards using the NEW!¬†Well Preserved¬†set as well as A Spot of Tea ¬©. ALL our products are versatile. You can use them for packaging as well as CARDS, tags and even scrapbook pages. The sky is the limit.

    You will also want to see what

    Lesa Rapp

    Tracey Cuccia

    and of course Catherine Doucette have created using the newest template, previewing today: Tea Tabbed Box!

    This is the Tea Tabbed Box!¬†before…..


    My box base was cut utilizing the tea cut out from Raven cardstock.

    My lid was created using Meadow cardstock.

    A little embellishing, and this is the after!


    What a difference ūüėÄ It doesn’t take much to turn this into a complete WOW!

    Tea Tabbed Box $5

    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD

    Completed Project Size 

    4 Inches Tall

    3 1/2 Inches Wide

    3 1/4 Inches Deep

    This is a template you are really going to want to check out!

    The name for this template¬†came from the fact that it has the ability to sweetly store your tea bags in style, OR you have the option of using the front panel that is solid, so you can use to to hold a variety of other sweet treats! Now that is something great that will help you¬†to make this template VERSATILE… can opt to use the solid front¬†panel, which is included in the template¬†for even MORE use. You will see details for that soon ūüėÄ


    Finally a template the give and even proudly display your tea, but the choice is yours. Tea cut out, or no tea cut.

    Either way the presentation will be stunning. (I will share versions of this template without the cut-out as the week progresses)

    The cut out portion was designed so that tea bags fit out of the front slot, and can easily be pulled out. Just open the lid, and refill. Now your favorite tea can always be at your fingertips, and proudly displayed or gifted ūüėÄ

    ¬†Front before….


    I love the tab design! There are so many possibilities for decoration.



    This was decorated SO simply. I just layered on my Flutters and Flowers (polka dot) paper for the bottom panels. 

    HANDY TIP: You get a MUCH richer BLACK patterned cardstock if you chose to print using your BLACK ink ONLY.

    The scallop trim was¬†done by using the ¬†Pretty Pieces ¬©¬†Cut File-¬†Border Builders Open Scallop. I¬†was able to line it up to create the dual scalloped trim around my lid, which I adorned with adhesive pearls, and a crochet flower from American Crafts.¬†The center of the crochet flower is by Prima. The leaves are from the bridal section at Michael’s.

    Here is the top/side view


    The A Spot of Tea © tea cup fits perfectly atop this box creation. ( A happy accident?? No :D)

    I could have made a million “tea” themed cut files or templates, but decided to pick my favorites.

    I can definitely see this sitting out on a counter ANYWHERE!  Pretty & functional all in one. There is a sweet decorative tabbed closure, and the dual functionality of it being a box that is as wonderful, as it is versatile, makes this a MUST have! 

    You may want to check out the A Spot of Tea © Pretty Impressions stamp set that coordinates perfectly with this!


    As I said in a previous post, there are MANY tea cut building options for the A Spot of Tea © set.

    Here is a video sharing some with you:

    There are SO many pattern options for this set! You can make so many different tea cups!


    Here I chose to build my cup using the scallop trim, then stamping the stripped pattern. That pattern is so elegant and pretty, and is a perfect fit to my cup too.


    For my bottom portion of the cup I used the swirly rose pattern, which I took the rose “buds” and colored/cut and put on dimensionals for some POP! There are some punches out in the market that fit perfect too! So no hand-cutting.


    There you have it!!

    The perfect Tea Tabbed Box!

    Now how about a card?

    I figure since I completed a video about creating your own tea patterns a card would be a nice additon

    You make life sweet


    You may recognize this one from the video! Simple but oh so SWEET.

    I LOVE Cherries! Cherry flavored ANYTHING, and Cherry images. I also LOVE red, black, white & olive, so this card is SO pretty to me ūüėÄ


    For this pattern on my tea cup which is from A Spot of Tea ©, I combined the patterns in that set, with the cherry image from the Well Preserved set!

    ¬†I really adore the cherries from this set. The sentiment from Well Preserved¬†was a perfect fit too ūüėÄ

    How perfectly cute. You can use any of the fruit images on thier own, or on your tea cup! I’ve always been a big fan of mixing and matching sets.


    Pretty Packaging © template РTea Tabbed Box

    Pretty Impressions © Stamps- A Spot of  Tea, Well Preserved

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper: Flutters and Flowers (polka dot)

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Raven, Meadow, Spitfire

    Other: SU! Regal Rose

    Ink: Momento, Copic Markers

    Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Border Builders Open Scallop

    ¬†flower by American Crafts, leaves from bridal section of Michael’s, adhesive pearls

    So that it that-for now. There is a FAB “time for tea bag” Pretty Pieces Cut File that accompanies our tea theme, but I will save that for another day.

    Thanks for the feedback and kind comments. I hope you all have enjoyed the videos too. I busted my hiney making sure I got them done for you ūüėÄ

    Tomorrow is our official release, and¬†we have a fabulous group post ūüėÄ

    So be sure you can stop by for a visit! You won’t want to miss the teams project ideas for you.

    I know I am counting down the hours till the clock strikes midnight!

    Hi all!

    I’m back with day #2 of peek projects. Today is just as exciting as yesterday, so grab that cup of coffee (…..or tea :D)¬†because I have 2 videos to share today, and a TON of project ideas!!!

    You will CLEARLY see why I take some days off from posting! It isn’t because I’m doing “nothing”. I cram more into each hour than I sometimes think possible.

    I have TWO videos (insert shocked face-sorry I took all of them on the wrong settings, so I swear next release they will be better quality-its NOT my camera, but user error! Story of my life), and a Giveaway-so keep reading! I’m just praying I don’t forget to include something!

    NOTE: All products shared are from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC! Now the items you are previewing will not be available until June 1st!

    When you are done here, you will want to be sure to stop by and visit :

    Catherine Doucette¬†She is debuting her very first stamp concept today ! So pay her a visit and congratulate her! This girl is a wealth of ideas ūüėÄ


    Here is what she had to say:

    I love tea!¬† And I am so thankful that Lauren loved my vision for the tea set I wanted to design…a tea cup almost true size!¬† Well, at least large enough to paper piece,¬†or stamp with a bunch of different patterns, so¬†you can create any tea cup you want!¬†Perfect for get well cards, just thinking of you projects, birthday parties, ¬†baby¬†shower…or come take a peek at the complete set I designed for a bridal shower!Don’t forget to stop by and see Pam Imholz

    ¬†and Silke Ledlow¬†-she debuts her FIRST project today!! Give her some love too! We are so excited to have Silke aboard ūüėÄ

    Now you know we have a fruit/jam/jelly set with template combination for you (as seen yesterday). You all had me searching for recipes and items I never heard of before! YUM!! I will be sharing much more soon, for uses of the Well Preserved set.

    Don’t miss out on that giveway—> HERE! It is valued at $70

    What else goes great with such fruity treats?

    Let me tell you!

    Today I have a very special Pretty Packaging Template & Pretty Impressions stamp set  combination for you!

    I have LONG been asked to design something for you “tea lovers” out there!

    So if that describes you, then I think love is brewing…..


    No! Your eyes do NOT deceive you.

    Yes! You are looking at a curvy tea pot, all designed from cardstock!

    BEFORE I get to the template, let me address the stamp set.

    Now I have definitely had some ideas about doing a tea set. I even designed a CUTE tea pot for the Just For You ¬© set a few months back. I knew I’d get to doing a “tea themed” set, someday.¬†¬†One day¬†I got an email from my design team member:¬†Catherine Doucette.

    We had previously spoke about her doing some concept/design work. This is partially why she left the creative part of the team.¬†We’ve rolled over some ideas for future sets, in which there is a huge gap in the market, and would make for¬†some GREAT coordinating gift packaging. Catherine sent me some of her sketches/ideas for the perfect tea set!

    I have to say that Catherine’s take may have made this become a favorite for me. I don’t think I personally would have gone the route she wanted to take, but it all worked out so beautifully that I am glad she did.

    So based on her concepts, and sketches, and my hand in the design we worked together to create A Spot of Tea ©!


    Orange Zinger (one of my favorite tea flavors from Celestial Seasonings inspired this creation)

    This set is about to become my favorite!! I can’t get enough of it. Actually everything this month is just over the top amazing to me ūüėÄ Wait until you see for yourself.

    A Spot of Tea © Set of 20 Images $20  

    *set will also be available as a digital download for ONLY $12*

    Concepts by Catherine Doucette, images designed by Lauren Meader. 

    This set is perfection for the tea lover! Making tea themed gifts, favors, cards, tags and other packaging couldn’t get any easier!¬†Your cup will be overflowing with ideas and inspiration.¬†We have a stunning tea cup, with the ability for you to use our several border pieces to create your own unique tea cup, each time you stamp!


    For my tea cup I used the technique that you will see in the video below for my orange wedge.

    I then cut out my cup layer, ensuring the orange would overhang my mat.

    For my actual cup (which the front layer is on dimensional) I used one of the border images in the set (you will see a video on all the possibilities for that tomorrow!) and stamped my scallop layer. I then used my Copic markers to color in the scallops, and the bottom section of my cup. I created polka dots using my white Singlo gel pen. I also colored my cup, I also “colored” my “tea” in the cup too.


    For my delicate floral border I took the flower/leaf images from the Fanciful Flourishes set to create my pattern! That is another thing I love about this cup! It is sized so nicely that you can incorporate all sorts of images from other sets to make so many various patterns on your tea cup! Limitless possibilities.

    (Wait until you see what I did using the digital version of the set later this week!)

    As you can see here is even a fruit wedge, that can rest perfectly on the edge of our tea cup. 


    Here is a video to show you how quick and easy that is to use!

    The tea cup is about 2 1/2 inches tall, and 2 1/4 inches wide. This allows you to ability to use a variety or other stamps inside it,¬†color it, or easily paper piece it too ūüėÄ SO MANY OPTIONS!!

     In this set you will also find a beautiful floral border, 2 beautiful tags, and several must have sentiments!

     Sentiments include: 

    A spot of tea 

    Please join us for tea 

    Baby is brewing

    Love is brewing 

    Tea Time 

    Thinking of you 

    Feel better soon

    This set was designed to coordinate with the Tea For You © and Tea Tabbed © Pretty Packaging Template.


    You will also see a coordinating Pretty Pieces ¬© Cut File called A Spot of Tea ¬©.¬† Now you don’t have to hand-cut those tags, or the adorable tea cup! You can even use it to create tea shaped place cards, tags, or invitations!

     You may also want to see the Time For Tea Bag © Pretty Pieces Cut File!  (more on that tomorrow)

    Now on my sample I created my own patterned paper to match!


    Note: I stamped one of the floral border in the set along the bottom of my tea cup ūüėÄ A elegant touch!

    Once again I turned to Argyle Amazement for the ability to create yet another stunning pattern.

    I just inked up my flourished argyle pattern in a green¬†pear ink, then used my pumpkin SU! marker to color the “flowers” in the pattern. Once stamped I stamped the solid diamond pattern in a cantaloupe ink, then added a tangelo ink to dot my connecting centers! Easy peasy.

    OK moving on…….

    As I stated about this set also has a coordinating cut file! (also used in the sample above for the 3 D effect.)


    A Spot of Tea Cut File $2.50 

    Available in SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD 

    This file was designed to coordinate perfectly with the A Spot of Tea set, but can be used on it’s own as well. Now you can make your own tea cup shaped cards, tags, favors, and place cards in minutes!

    The tea cup base in this file was made so the the “mat layer” fits the border images of the A Spot of Tea stamp set. The MAT layer is the exact size of the actual tea cup. The “tea cup” from the set wasn’t designed to stamp direct on the tea cup layer.

    Tags in the set are the perfect mat layer to tag images.


    In this sample I stamped the dual scallop border using the A Spot of Tea © , then using the Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles paper collection, I scaled down the version of the paper used on the tea pot (samples below) to design my cup border to match!!

    I stamped my sentiment from A Spot of Tea ¬©. The little heart was stamped using the You’ve Got Mail set. I cut it to look like a tea tag. I also used the A Spot of Tea ¬©¬†floral border to stamp the bottom of my tea cup!

    Here is a video on how to use the file to create a tea cup shaped card/place-card!

    Now what better compliment to a tea cup set, than a tea pot template?!


    I know! It’s CRAZY!! I think I am the most proud of this one, out of anything I have made to date ūüėÄ It turned out far better than imagined. Plus I made it EASY for YOU to be able to make it yourself¬†ūüėÄ


    That is the most important part: USER FRIENDLY for ALL Skill levels!

    Each template comes with step by step photo instructions.

    Tea For You $5 


    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD 

    Completed Project Size

     Top Opening 2 1/2 inches squared  (so you can fit some great treats in the top opening!)

    4 3/4 Inches Tall

    4 1/2 Inches Wide

    4 1/2 inches Deep

    One word to describe this curvy tea pot shaped template: “Tea-riffic”!

    Now you can WOW! any and everyone with this beauty. My template makes you being able to create this easier than ever imagined.


    In this sample I used the Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles paper collection for my decorative panels. I LOVE the way it turned out.

    My design team member (the web guru and ever in demand) Sara Williams designed an entire collection of Tea themed papers this month called Tea Parlor. Each collection is AMAZING.

    There are 6 collections in all. Each collections is ONLY $6 and features 12 different designs. 

    Her color collections are Tea Parlor:

    Tea Parlor: Candied Apple Jack

    Tea Parlor: Bow Bells Lagoon

    Tea Parlor: Acorn Squash/Ganache

    Tea Parlor: Teller’s Fallen Leaf

    Tea Parlor: Nomad’s Warm Apple Cider

    Tea Parlor: Sunflower-Sprinkles

    The colors from all our paper colors are based on colors from my favorite cardstock company Couture Cardstock.

    (Last month Sara (and her DD Lily) designed some of our paper too-which you can see Sara’s post about HERE)

    We also have a few amazing collections offered this month by the ever talented Kristin Bueter! More on those tomorrow ūüėÄ Kristin is going on a short hiatus¬†for military training, so we will miss her ( A LOT )¬†the next few weeks while she is gone :C


    Every detail is included in the template: The handle, 3 dimensional spout, lid, and decorative panels.

    Here is the lid top


    I used the NEW! Pretty Impressions stamp set called Killer Curves: Fancy Frames! (this set also has a coordinating Pretty Pieces Cut File called Killer Curves) for the top decoration of my tea pot lid. I stamped the frame in a chocolate ink, then colored it in with my markers. I added a decorative button, in which my tag hangs from.

    About Killer Curves: Fancy Frames Set of 7 images $20 This is an amazing collection of 4 large frames (with more to come) that work beautifully on their own, but were designed to coordinate with a Pretty Pieces Cut File called Killer Curves Label! You will fall in love with the Killer Curves labels, which was designed by Kristin Bueter! Each of the 4 large frames are about 2 1/4 inches around. The set features 3 corner pieces that were designed to perfectly fit the 4 corners of the Killer Curves Cut File or on ANY corner of your card, tag or template creation! A beautiful, yet simple addition! Be on the look out for even more frames in the future! (WINK)topbrewed.JPG

    The tag creates the designer element on the front of my tea pot. Its such a pretty & elegant tag. I stamped it in a chocolate ink, onto Santa’s Beard textured cardstock, then colored the border to match. I paper pieces some of the Sunflower Sprinkles paper to to tag top.


    This tag, and sentiment are both¬†part of a coordinating stamp set called A Spot of Tea ¬©. The little heart was stamped using the You’ve Got Mail set. (as stated above: This set has a coordinating cut file also called A Spot of Tea.)


    Would you believe it easily holds OVER 40 packaged tea bags?!¬†It doesn’t end there!

    You can fill it with all sorts of teas, tea accessories, treats like sugar cubes, after dinner mints, chocolates….whatever you choose.¬†¬†

    I¬†decided some “tea” lights would be perfect to gift in this tea pot shaped template!


    A great shower favor idea too! 

    You can package a variety of items in your tea pot!

    Here are a few examples:

    A variety of tea’s, or tea items such as having it be the sugar cube holder, or maybe gift a tea diffuser

    Scented candles or “tea lights”

    Tea biscuits, cookies, or other mini pastry

    After dinner mints

    Any type of chocolate, or candy

    For a get well-add tea, cough drops, and tissues.

    ¬†A small doll/plush toy for a child to have their own “friend” for a tea party!

    Don’t miss our AMAZING A Spot of Tea ¬© Pretty Impressions set, as well as our matching A Spot of tea Pretty Pieces Cut file so you can complete your “tea party” ideas with tea cup shaped cards, tags, place-cards, and more!


    Pretty Packaging © template РTea For You

    Pretty Impressions ¬© Stamps-¬†A Spot of Tea, Killer Curves: Fancy Frames, Fanciful Flourishes, Argyle Amazement, and You’ve Got Mail

    Pretty Printables Digital Paper: Tea Parlor: Sunflower Sprinkles

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Bohemian,Sanata’s Beard, Liquid Sunshine

    Ink: Momento

    Pretty Pieces © Cut File- A Spot of Tea

    Buttons by SEI, Ribbon by May Arts, DMC embroidery floss, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Prima flower

    WOW! Are you still with me? That was quite the NOVEL! This post took me like 3 + hours ALONE!! Good grief. I hope at least ONE person read it! LOL!! I need a nap now! :O

    OK the GOOD stuff…..

    Now its time for the Giveaway! Valued at $81!!!

    Pretty Packaging template: Tea For You

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: A Spot of Tea © and Killer Curves: Fancy Frames

    As well as The ENTIRE collection of 6 Tea Parlor themed Pretty Printable Digital Papers!

    Simply leave a comment telling us your thoughts about the new products, projects, or share with us your favorite tea flavor, and/or your favorite cookie/treat/dessert to accompany tea! (or if you even read the whole thing-that would be nice to know! LOL!)

    Winner will be announced Monday May 31st!

    Now believe it or not, we have a few more “tea themed” items, but that will be saved for tomorrow ūüėÄ

    Until then.





    Hi everyone!!

    I hope you are as exited as I am for today’s first peeks at our June Release at My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC!

    Now the items you are previewing will not be available until June 1st!

    (Note: So Sentimental has been out of stock-it is expected to be back IN STOCK next week-sorry!)

    Today will be literally JAM packed with inspiration and ideas ūüėÄ I’m very excited about this release, and have been on a creative streak after my medical hiatus! Wait until the days unfold with all the things I have in store for you. I may have been “away”, but I’ve been hard at work.

    SO grab your coffee and get ready for some great ideas, a video, and a GIVEAWAY!

    Well Preserved


    Today I am excited to share a peek at a  NEW! Pretty Impressions stamp set called Well Preserved, as well as one of our NEW! Pretty Packaging templates called Jam Packed © .

    After you are done here, you will want to be sure you visit  Stephanie Kraft and Katie Cotton! 

    They both have additional samples with these NEW! products as well.

    You also won’t want to miss some card projects from Dawn Easton¬†and Geny Cassady¬†as they are both using a NEW! Pretty Impressions stamp set called Killer Curves: Fancy Frames! (this set¬†also has a coordinating Pretty Pieces Cut File called Killer Curves.)

    I don’t even know where to begin with all the things that can/will be done with both the Well Preserved¬†set (which also has a coordinating Well Preserved ¬© Pretty Pieces Cut File) and coordinating Jam Packed ¬© Pretty Packaging Template!

    For starters I made a video to explain a little about the Well Preserved stamp set, and share with you some quick possibilities when you use the  Well Preserved stamp set and coordinating Well Preserved © Pretty Pieces Cut File!

    NOTE: I had a new camera and photo editing software-sorry for the BLUR. I need to figure out what happened.

    Now I figured it be best, before getting to the AMAZING Jam Packed © template, to share some info about the stamp set.

    Well Preserved © Set of 58 Images $20  This set is *also available in digital download* $12!


     (Wait until you see all the amazing images in this set, and what I made for the June 1st release day!)

     This set is designed to coordinate with the Jam Packed © Pretty Packaging Template, as well as the Well Preserved © Pretty Pieces Cut File. 

    You may also enjoy the variety of other Pretty Packaging templates! Don’t miss out on our All Tied Up! tag/ribbon frame collections too!

     Well Preserved is an amazing collection of sentiments and images! You will fall in love with the fruit and sentiment co-ordinations and possibilities.


    For this jar of strawberry¬†preserves I used an adhesive sticker to cover my jar lid. I stamped it with the “lattice” image from the Puckered Up Patterns set, in a¬†pear ink. The label is from the¬†Well Preserved¬†stamp set.¬†¬†

    You will find so many wonderful uses for this set! Now personalizing your own homemade or (my personal choice) store bought¬† jars of yumminess couldn’t get any more easy, affordable, and fun. I included just about every sort of fruit you can preserve, with many images and sentiments to match!¬†

    There are 2 style of canning jars. All the fruit images were made to fit within the canning jar stamp labels! As you can see by my sample above.


    There are 2 great labels that can have many uses, like decorating your own canning jars, or for cards, tags, and other gift packaging, or they can be used for everyday occasions and gifts!


    This is the front of my jar.¬† I used the Well Preserved ¬© Pretty Pieces Cut File¬†to cut an adhesive label sheet for my sticker. SO quick & easy. You could EASILY mass produce a bunch of labels.¬†I stamped the label onto the cut label, then stamped the leafy border along the bottom. The 2 strawberry images were done by stamping one strawberry, then without re-inking, restamping the second strawberry. I added a page pebble over them for an additional touch. I then used the sentiment building images in the set to create the “Strawberry Preserves” for my label. Easy Peasy! ¬†


    Sentiments in this set include: 

    For Someone Sweet 

    Thank you Berry much!

     Just Pear-fect! 

    You make life sweet! 


    Hand Picked (great for store bought items! LOL!)

    just for you 

    You’re a Peach!¬†

    Thanks a Bunch! 

    With Love 

    From the kitchen of: 

     Homemade just for you (designed to fit the label of jelly jar) 






























    Now upon first look you *may* think this set is only good for canned fruit items, when it is really great for so much MORE!

    Here a few examples of items you can use these images and sentiments with!

    The obvious canned fruits

    Fresh picked fruit

    Fruit pies, pastry, breads, dry mixes, or other baked items using fruit.

    Any fruity scented bath/body product (you can combine it with the Take Time stamp set!)

    Fruit scented candles/tea lights/oils

    Fruit flavored drink mixes, or tea’s.

    Fruit flavored candies

    OR for a FUN scratch & sniff effect, use these images with scented embossing powder!

    Now how about learning about the Well Preserved © Pretty Pieces Cut File

    Well Preserved Cut File $2.50 Available in SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD 

    This file was designed to coordinate perfectly with the Well Preserved ¬© Pretty Impressions stamp set! Now you don’t have to cut out the jelly jars or the amazing tags from the set! These can be used WITH The set, or totally on their own!

    Now that FINALLY brings me to the Jam Packed © Pretty Packaging Template 


    Available in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, GSD 

    Completed Project Size

     4 1/2 Inches Tall

    3 3/4 Inches Wide

    3 1/2 Inches Deep¬† Another amazing and versatile template!¬†jellyboxsmaple.JPG¬†This is the decorated version!¬†There has never been a better way to package up your “jam, jelly, preserves” or other canned goodness!! But it doesn’t stop there, I promise. You will be presented with a variety of uses/ideas as the week progresses.This is a super gift box, with a unique and fun tab tuck in closure! No more floppy lid!


    This template was designed to coordinate with the Well Preserved © Pretty Impressions Stamp Set, and Well Preserved Pretty Pieces Cut File ©.


    This was designed to hold your traditional 8 oz. (half pint) Ball Canning Jar, but it can be used for so much more!


     Here is the view with the preserves inside!


    Now for this template to become even MORE versatile you can simply cut off the jar holder panel and it becomes a great gift box, with a fun closure, OR change the size and shape of the cut out, prior to assembly, to allow you to gift all sorts of various treats!

    NOTE: There WILL be a video HOW TO for that later this week ūüėĬ†NO WORRIES!¬†


    Whatever you “jam” in here, it is sure to be packed with love and surprise anyone!

    Well that isn’t all of it. (I know! So much to share!! Think how long this took to TYPE)

    Now the HOW TO for the “patterned” paper I made for my box top.


    This is an awesome pattern that YOU can make with ANY of the images from the set, to coordinate with any project, tag, or card creations.

     Simply change the fruit, and color options for a fresh and amazing new look each time.

    Step 1

    Stamp the dashed argyle pattern from Argyle Amazement, in a pale version of your fruit ink color. Build your entire background panel.


    Note: a darker ink was utilized for photo purposes on this tutorial sample.

    Step 2

    Stamp whatever fruit image in the set you wish to use, in the center of every other meeting point section.

    Photo A


    Photo B


    Step 3

    Stamp your leaves in between the fruit images, alternating the direction, in each row.

    Photo A-Leaves going to the left- in every other row


    Then stamp the leaves going to the right- in every other row

    Step 4

    Use your puckered X from Puckered Up Patterns to stamp all the remaining meeting points.


    Step 5

    Using a coordinating ink stamp the solid diamond pattern in the same rows as your fruit, remembering to skip a row, as seen in photo.


    Now you are done!

    Simply mix it up for a different look each and every time.


    Here is the top of my box.

     I used the All Tied Up: Oval as my main layer for my jelly jar! The leaves from the Well Preserved set were a perfect fit!



    Pretty Packaging © template РJam Packed

    Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Well Preserved, Puckered Up Patterns, Argyle Amazement

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Bow Bells, Blushing, Cricket

    Ink: Momento

    Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Well Preserved, All Tied Up! Oval

    Buttons by SEI, Ribbon by May Arts, DMC embroidery floss

    Other: Avery Adhesive Label sheets, page pebble

    WHEW!!! You still with me?

    Now it is time for the Giveaway! A $70 value!

    Simply leave me a comment here, and tell me your favorite fruit flavored treat, to be entered to win:

    Pretty Packaging © template РJam Packed

    Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Well Preserved, Argyle Amazement & Puckered Up Patterns

    Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Well Preserved, All Tied Up! Oval

    That is everything I used to create this FAB project ūüėÄ Winner will be announced Monday May 31st.

    Thanks for taking the time to read through all this. I’ve really enjoyed creating all these projects so I hope you have gained some inspiration. I’m really excited to hear your thoughts as I share my projects with you this week.

    Tomorrow I will return with yet another giveaway and more peeks.

    Until then!

    WHEW! What a release!! If you haven’t yet be sure to check out all our NEW! Products <—Click here

    Today is our Group Post! So there will be LOTS of eye candy!!

    Please be sure to visit each of our design team members today for even MORE ideas and inspiration.

  • Geny Cassady
  • Katie Cotton
  • Mona Pendleton
  • Pam Imholz
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • I am happy to say that our OUT OF STOCK items will be BACK IN STOCK this afternoon! Anyone who had something “back-ordered”, your order will ship today too!

    I am even MORE happy that I was able to actually get the Rambling Rose © Cut File Video Tutorial done, as promised!

    Here is my card sample


    This card used the Rambling Rose ¬© Cut File, Fanciful Flowers ¬©¬†Cut File (for the leaf), Tag You’re It ¬©¬†(tag layer), Fanciful Flourishes ¬© & So Sentimental ¬©¬†Pretty Impressions stamp sets.

    So for all of you out there curious as to WHY the Rambling Rose ¬© Cut File makes creating your own paper roses fun and easier than ever…take a look!

    Here is a close up of the completed Rambling Rose © Cut File


    How stunning does that look?


    Think of all the amazing flowers YOU can make too!! You can even resize the cut files to tailor them to YOUR projects! Endless possibilities.

    Also there has been an updated version of SCAL released that should fix the problem many of us were having with our SVG files. Here is a link if you haven’t already downloaded it:!!

    I really want to say thank you to my team for their amazing projects, to all of YOU who have stopped by and left a comment, sent and email, or placed an order ūüėÄ You make my “job” so fun for me to keep doing! I get so inspired and truly run off the excitement you all share with me each day and month after month!

    That being said, my family needs my attention the next week or so, so I may be quiet, but I’ll be back shortly. If you can say a prayer for my mom on Monday. We have something important that day that could use your prayers. She just needs peace in her heart, and strength to do all she has to, to make it through some tough things. I would do it for her if I could, and I am doing my best to block the wind from knocking over her sails. I have faith that everything will work out.

    Thank you all again for everything, even listening to me “share” what I can.

    I really hope you are getting inspired by all the projects that we are all sharing with you! Many of you will have the NEW! images delivered to your mailbox any time now.

    Today Mona has an adorable project using the Pretty Packaging template Welcome Home ¬© So go check it out—>HERE!


    “MTME from My Home To Yours – planting seeds of friendship”

    Today I am going to share some of my most favorite projects with you! They should definitely inspire so many various ideas.

    I will be focusing on Critters with Heart © You can definitely check out the last few posts as I have randomly shared some other projects ideas with you.

    This is an adorable set that is perfect for ANY time of year, when you want to say something sweet to the one you love. These CUTE little critters all have something in common-each was designed based on a heart! Add a punny sentiment and you are sure to warm the heart of anyone who receives something created with this set.

    42 hearts were used in this set!

    Can you see the hearts?

    • Porcupine – has a heart shaped face, and nose
    • Owls – heart shaped face, beak and wings
    • Raccoon – heart shaped face, nose, ears, and tail! He/she is also holding a heart in his/her hands
    • Little Chick – wings started as a heart, but got separated to make is adorable bird, and the nose was a heart too!
    • Chickens – they have heart shaped wings, and the body was a upside-down heart, that was altered. Also the feathers atop their head…..two hearts!
    • Piggy – the body was also an upside-down heart, as was the face. Also has heart shaped ears, nose and little heart prints on its bottom!
    • Mouse – an obvious heart shared face and nose. Who would have thought that a mouse could be SO CUTE?

    Sentiments Include:

    • I’m stuck on you
    • Owl always love you
    • Whoo’s having a birthday?
    • You stole my heart
    • A little birdie told me…
    • What’s up chick?
    • You’re a hoot!
    • You crack me up
    • I love you “sow” much
    • You make my heart squeal
    • Happy Bird-day!
    • Just chicken in

    This set is also available in the Digital Format!!

    Now you can download these images immediately and get started on making some of the cutest projects. Digital images are wonderful because they can be resized, cropped, layered, colored, flipped…..endless possibilities! Step by Step photo directions are included with every digital stamp download file. They teach you how to crop, color and resize! In just a few clicks you will be making wonderful gifts, cards, treats and tags!

    I used the Digital stamp image here to create a little piggy jar!

    This little piggy


    This little jar was purchased in the Bridal section at Michael’s. You can buy a large pack of these cute candy jars for only $9.99 (after 50%off coupon)

    This is a super sweet and simple treat idea!


    I simply resized my digital stamp image of the¬†pig’s head¬†to be about 2 inches big! I printed it twice onto pink cardstock, then cut it out!


    I layered the eyes and snout on dimensionals for a more realistic look, then Layered it on my jar lid (which I already covered with a punched pink circle). Tied a bow around the “neck”.


    Then I took¬†a pink pipe cleaner-which was cut down, wrapped it around a pencil, added a clear glue dot the the back of the jar, and adhered the curly tail I made……and BAM! ADORABLE pig jar. This took only a couple of minutes to make.


    This is filled with only PINK peanut M&M’s. Does it get ANY cuter?

    I think so!

    You make my heart squeal


    I squealed with delight after this project came together in about a minute!

    I stamped the mouse tail onto my cardstock base. Added a SWEET Dove Chocolate candy with a glue dot.¬† They also have other heart shaped candies for sale like store brand or REESE Peanut Butter cups in hearts this year (they didn’t last till I actually made this projects! OOPS! ). YOu could even use this concept for Lollipops!!! Now that would be CUTE!¬†I then stamped my mouse head on pink cardstock, cut out, ad added with a glue dot. Easy Peasy! The kids could definitely make these!


    Well this set is certainly geared towards sending love ALL year long, but me being a mom, and having THREE kids in school, each with about 20 kids per class, I like to try to be economical and have my kids MAKE their own valentines.


    It can’t get much easier, and certainly not any cuter!

    Then I came up with this idea the other day that I think is SOOOOO cute.

    Stuck on you


    This uses the adorable Under Cover © Pretty Packaging template. I used my Cricut to cut the circle when I cut my template sliding cover. This made it ULTRA quick! I was also able to cut my white layer too.

    I stamped the heart argyle from Argyle Amazement on the decorative band I made. I LOVE that set. I LOVE  the heart argyle. It was inspired by a sweater my daughters have. The argyle is so versatile.

    ¬†I then made the top a shaker box, using the Stampin Up! treat cups! I often use Crystal Light cups but they are frosted so you wouldn’t be able to see the heart confetti/glitter.


    I stamped my porcupine in black StazOn, onto the cup bottom.

    I filled the cup with some heart glitter. Adhered a piece of acetate to the cup bottom to keep the glitter in, and still allow you to get a PEEK in the box!


    For my porcupine I¬†took my singlo¬†gel pen¬†in a peachy color and colored the inside of the cup, so you can see the ADORABLE porcupine face. Put a adhesive heart shaped rhinestone on the nose ūüėÄ


    Filled this up with some M&M’s and it was done!


    This little piggy

    Pretty Impressions Stamps: Critters with Heart Digital image

    Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Sweetheart

    White singlo gel pen

    Glass jar from Michael’s

    May Arts ribbon


    You make my heart squeal

    Pretty Impressions Stamps: Critters with Heart

    Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Sweet Heart, OSW white, raven

    Scallop heart border punch by Martha Stewart

    Dove Chocolate

    Gingham Ribbon

    Stuck on you

    Pretty Impressions Stamps: Critters with Heart , Argyle Amazement

    Pretty Packaging template: Under Cover ©

    Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Candied Apple, OSW white, raven


    Ink: Black StazOn, singlo gel pen, red, pink and berry

    Shaker cup by SU!

    Heart glitter/confetti

    Adhesive heart rhinestone

    Grosgrain ribbon in black

    So that is all for today! I have MUCH more to share with you for tomorrow, so stay tuned!!

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