The winner will be picked some time tomorrow.
In the meantime……
So this is the LAST day of 2009! Seems like just yesterday we were all wondering if the computers around the world would crash with the celebration of Y2K . Now, a decade later…..here we are! Technology is BOOMING!
Did you think there would be iTouch phones, Skype, texting, YouTube, Facebook, and even videos sent via phone? I’m a talker so while I have NEVER sent a single text, and while I don’t have time for Facebook, I’m in awe of everything that has come of this decade.
Now here we are….all connected by the Internet in some way. Most of us (myself certainly included) are DEPENDENT on the technology of today, that connects us to the world! I mean you could stay home 24/7 and feel connected to others.
I feel like I have a huge network of “friends” whom I never even met. All these “screen-names” I somehow “know” and view as an extension of friends. People who are there for me in this Internet of connections, who support me, know me, and cheer me on. People who I would never know otherwise! Other people who understand my papercrafting dreams and obsessions, because they are just like me!
Where were you in the year 2000?
I remember I didn’t even know how to email, much less blog, or anything else. I certainly never heard of stamping!!
Now here I am preparing to start 2010, doing something I had never even thought I’d set out to do. Something I always thought impossible! I have to say I have learned a TON in the last year, and I have so much more yet to learn!
I have accomplished more than I anticipated this past year, and have no sham in saying I’m proud of myself.
I’m beyond excited to see what 2010 will bring.
I’m excited to have you all right there with me, doing something I never, in a MILLION years expected to do.
So now its time for those New Year resolutions!
Obviously I am resolving to do me very best that I can in my new ventures.
I am thinking that I am going to resolve to NOT doubt myself, nor under-estimate what I am capable of doing! I truly believe we can make any dream come true, with hard work and dedication! I have accomplished some pretty big goals the last few years, so the sky is the limit!!! Don’t be afraid to make a leap, take a risk, or step out of your comfort zone! Its far better than saying “I wish I did that”. You may surprise yourself.
I am also going to resolve to become MORE computer savvy (and pity those around me who will have to teach/deal with me as I strive to do so)
I also want to resolve to finding balance between family and work. Family is so important. I’ve been VERY busy lately but have done my best to try to maintain some sort of balance. Admittedly some days it worked better than others, but I’m working on it.
I always have a million goals and resolutions. I commit that to the fact that I strive for continuous personal growth! Having the never ending “accomplish this” list certainly isn’t a BAD thing! Once I complete one goal, a new one takes its place.
I’d love to hear YOUR resolutions! So feel free to share.
In the meantime….my friend is going to a Wedding tonight with the red & white color scheme (pretty cool-a New Year’s Eve wedding!) and she asked that I make her something to accompany a bottle of Champagne, and to put some $$ in! Not the standard envelope.
Well I thought that this would be the PERFECT wedding package!
I used the In A Pinch © template, cut using my Cricut Expression in Alabaster Columns. It is a pretty textured white. I used the heart shape that come with my Sure Cuts A Lot to create a window! Took SECONDS!! No more trying to CRAM my templates through a machine that they can’t fit into!
I’m loving wired ribbon lately, and this was perfect for my project.
It reads: “When I followed my heart it lead me to you”. I stamped it in white ink, on red cardstock.
Can you get a better Wedding sentiment?! Love it. Made this so perfect for “love birds”
I put some acetate behind the window, then assembled my box.
I decided to use some adhesive rhinestones around the heart window. They were silver, colored red to match.
I also added some punched white doves, from a shimmery white cardstock.
Inside this they will find some Dove Chocolates to match )and Dove because I used Doves in the heart. They will also receive a heart shaped “Key” that is also a bottle opener. I found that in the Wedding section at Michael’s, which is attached to a heart shaped “ornament” that is filled with epoxy hearts, and glitter, and can contain the $$, as well as be saved. That is what will go INSIDE the box!
This is the key/ornament/gift, which is adorned by yet another tag…..from the Romantic Sentiments that reads: “You hold the key to my heart”
I stamped one of the borders on the tag to make it look a little more elegant. It was a very easy addition to make it POP.
I think this will make a nice Wedding package! She was very happy with the end result, and took the key bottle opener to be engraved with the couples Wedding date!
Well I am off to spend some time with friends and their children for the evening. We don’t go out on New Years. We like to stay home where it is safe 😀 The kids are going to have a big “camp-out” in their room, while the adults belt out tunes to American Idol (the game! LOL!). Should be FUN!
Before I know it the My Time Made Easy™ LLC release will be here!
I want to wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and SAFE New Year! I hope this is the year that you make all YOUR dreams come true.
See you in 2010!
Today is the kickoff for the peeks to begin for the January 2010 (<—-whoa! can you believe that! 2010!) release at All That Scraps.
This month she is releasing 5 collections of images, all releasing on Monday January 4th.
You will definitely want to check out the ATS BLOG each day until the release, to see samples from the design team, and enter for your chance to win the set featured!!
My peek today shows one of my favorite lines: The Swiss Pixies
Just in time for Valentines day…….
This is Sweet Miss Rosalie. How adorable!! I love her, the outfit, flowers, and everything!
I have had these CUTE metal buckets from the Target $1 Spot, for over 2 years now, and have been awaiting the perfect project. When I saw Sweet Miss Rosalie, I knew it was time to dust this bucket off, stop hoarding, and share the sweetness!!
I used my blending paper to stamp, then color with my Copic markers, and I just had cut her out. Of course my 5 yo Amber, makes me find SOMEWHERE to add glitter, and the flowers were perfect.
I LOVED the sentiment, so I paired it with the image.
This sentiment set is perfection. So many sentiments in one set, with some stunning borders. I loved the underlined heart in the sentiment, so I added glitter, again!
I covered my bucket and added some ribbon and lace trim, in a unique sort of way. I wanted GIRLY and FRILLY, yet simple.
I think I accomplished what I set out to do.
So I hope you can stop by tomorrow for more ideas and samples!!
AMAZING Giveaway today!!
In honor of the FIRST release at My Time Made Easy™ LLC , which will take place Jan. 3rd, I want to share my excitement and appreciation with all my customers!
What better way to do that than to offer an AMAZING Giveaway!
I will be picking a RANDOM winner via www.random.org on January 1st to win our very first release which consists of:
* Pretty Impressions –All A Flutter © stamp set, and the All A Flutter Sentiment additions
* 2 NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates called All A Flutter © and Shutt-erfly ©
* 2 Pretty Printables coordinating digital paper collection called Fluttering-by © and Shutt-erfly ©
Now if you want to BUY the software now, Canda has extended a coupon to you until Jan. 2nd
She is an amazing supporter of My Time Made Easy™ LLC and I feel so grateful for her generosity!
I am just so excited! I don’t think I can handle waiting until the 3rd to share something with you (JUST THIS ONCE though!)
Now I normally won’t be giving you any “peeks”. I want you to normally be able to buy it when you see it, but since we have a sample, using a template already available, I thought a TINY peek wouldn’t hurt? Would it?
Perfect in every way. I love the sentiment! Fits perfectly with a SU! label punch too.
You can see a PEEK at one of the many amazing sheets of our NEW! Pretty Printables paper. I’m in love with our color combinations in this collection as well!
Let’s just say if you “like” butterflies you will LOVE this entire release! As you can see our paper coordinated PERFECTLY with our butterfly images, and you will fall in love with all the various patterns Kristin has designed!
Wait until you e what the design team has come up with combining our images, templates and paper!
You all KNOW my first set HAD to be butterflies!
Wait until you see the versatility this set offers. There are so many ways you will be able to “create” your own butterfly, each time it will be like pulling out a new stamp set.
In my sample I stamped the SOLID image, of the various butterfly bodies (a full butterfly and half butterfly) onto vellum cardstock, in brown stazon. I then stamped one of the WING PRINTS from the set, inside the open butterfly wing, and embossed/colored from the back.
The half butterfly was just colored in with my copic markers, and adhered by only the body so it “flutters” off the box.
Its really stunning in person. You don’t get the effect of the embossed vellum and richness of the colors in my photos. I had to use my overhead lighting as it was PITCH black out and one of my photo lights has been busted for a while.
I sent this to my accountant for the holidays and his wife went crazy for it!
So that is all I’m sharing today!
Now all you need to do is leave a comment, to enter to win. Say whatever you want, or nothing at all. Just make sure to include your name, and be sure you link your email address inthe response so you can be contacted to be able to receive you prizes!!
Thank you for stopping by.
So I am going to share this project with you!
Well since we are 2 days post Christmas I thought it may be too late to share this project with you, but then I thought again…winter is a LONG season and this style of gift can be given, and accepted, all winter long!
I used the Pretty Packaging © template Cutesy Cover © AND Hanging Holiday Sled © together for this one. The sled make s a FABULOUS addition on a gift.
I often find MASCULINE gifts a bit more difficult but I think this one is pretty impressive for any gender!
I ENLARGED Cutesy Cover by 2 1/2 inches! I then SHRUNK the sleigh to about 2 inches!
So my box completed is about 4 1/8, almost 1 1/2 deep and 5 1/8 inches tall. Perfect for some handmade cards, tags, cocoa, warm socks, or many other great gifts.
The Sleigh is cut from Pumpernickle, then distressed.
I then just tied it to my ribbon, which can easily slip on/off.
I adorned the ribbon with wired silver cording, mini snowflake ornaments and silver bells (for sleigh bells! LOL!)
I love how this turned out! Don’t you love the template combination and the fact they can cont only be CUT out with your cutting machine, but RE-SIZED to fit you project needs with the click of a button!!
This went together really quick!
This is a PURE dream for me. I have long wanted all my gift packaging in files like this, so to be able to offer them to the world in this format makes me over the moon. I’m happy so many of you are as excited as I am. I have gotten so much fabulous feedback, so thank you!
I certainly enjoyed the break from work to spend the Holiday with my family. We had a fabulous Christmas. It was nice putting everything aside to just enjoy a couple days with the kids, and nothing else. I really cherish these years, as they pass to quickly. I’ll have to share some photos at some point, but now the workload is piled high as I left it to sit for a few days.
Then we have the first official My Time Made Easy™ LLC release is the 3rd! I can hardly contain myself 😀
Much to do before then!!
I hope you had a happy holiday, and come back tomorrow to see some samples using In a Pinch ©
Well I wanted to stop in ultra quick and wish you all Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas! If you are of another faith then I wish you the happiest of celebrations!
I’ve never had SO much to do on Christmas Eve! Goodness.
I want to thank you all for a wonder response to the “re-opening” of the store My Time Made Easy™ LLC
I have never gotten more emails with happy and excited people. Many of you shared how you were able to get some last minute gifts done too! Amazing. You warm my heart. What a great venture this is going to be, and all because YOU motivate me, support me in my crazy ideas, and encourage me to do more and make it the very best I can.
Thankfully we have had little issues! WHEW! The *only* thing was some people didn’t clear their cache, and were using the site on the “old” host (yes it is still there), so PLEASE follow instructions in my previous post and reset your cache!! Otherwise it’s going pretty smooth.
I will be heading out to spend time with my family and will not be answering/checking my emails until the day after Christmas. I have been working around the clock to get everything set for the unofficial opening as well as our FIRST official release, and my family deserves 100% of my attention! I appreciate your understanding.
Now before I go I need to share a quick ( and I mean QUICK ) project I did for my children’s teachers.
I used the Cutesy Cover © Pretty Packaging template to make a snow man themed pocket!
This one was designed to accompany this gift ) Alexa’s one to one aid always gets something more from me-I LOVE her!). A super fun and simple project that the KIDS can do!
I didn’t score the lid, I kept it open to create the head, then the opening is where I was able to take 3 chocolate covered pretzels:
one milk, one dark and one white chocolate-to package up in a frosted bag then inserted inside the pocket for all the teachers.
It wasn’t much, but it was something!
I was SO consumed with all the business stuff that I really put off getting their gifts together. I had 12 gifts that I needed to get done, and yes, my children expected it to be a HOMEMADE gift! LOL! I have set a precedence with them and they of course deserve that. I was really tight on time. I’m talking 1 1/2 hours before school started, to get these all done.
I was the ONLY mom to show up for Noah’s party and he was beyond excited (last year I got the Thanksgiving party date messed up and I think it traumatized him!) So, seeing me show up with the gifts I promised for his teachers made his day. Alexa was also excited, and of course Amber was too, she helped a little on a couple, but I didn’t have time to let her do too much.
So I turned to the Pretty Packaging template: Cutesy Cover © to whip out what everyone seemed to thing was a cute gift!
Just took 12 sheets of white cardstock….and 12 snow pockets were created
Having had more time I’d of fancied them up a bit, but I finished like 3 minutes before the bus came.
Since I used my Cricut Expression I was able to cut, score, and assemble the 12 templates, in about 40 minutes. The other 40 were spent decorating! Not too bad for creating 12 gifts in a short time.
(only 9 are here because I had to give them out before getting photos of the rest)
I ALMOST didn’t get ANY photos, but I knew I’d kick myseld if I didn’t!
Amber wanted a googlie eye girl (in the lower left corner-so no its not a mistake! LOL!)
I kept it easy, using punches for the eyes (large googlie eyes would have been better but I didn’t have ANY! EEK!) a marker for the eyelashes, and coal smile, and pastels for the pink cheeks
My ribbon scraps were used for all the scarves!
Each snow person is different. Plus I was able to use my scraps!
SO there you have an EASY idea, if you are like me and need to really WHIP out something cute, fun and handmade!!
Well it is time for me to go be with my family! I promised Amber we’d get the gingerbread cookies made, and she waited patiently while I typed this post.
Thank you for stopping by, and Merry Christmas!
We’re Back! My Time Made Easy™ LLC is OPEN! But please read first!
I’m SO excited and when I’m excited I gush, and gush! But the top portion is ALL necessary so please read, the rest is my happiness sharing my dream and projects with the world. I’m hoping I can help make any last minute holiday gift giving EASY and affordable 😀
I am happy to announce that he site server has been successfully moved, and we are now back up and running!!
Things took a bit longer than we hoped for but as long as the transition was perfect, that is all that really matters.
WHEW!! What a weekend that made for. It is great that we headed off anything too major EARLY!
I appreciate your support and understanding as we had some unexpected issue’s arise.
You may need to close and re-open your browser to view the changes. If you don’t see the store in an open state then you may need to close and re-open the browser or even clear your browser cache. If closing and re-opening does not do it…then do this! Internet Explorer:Click on ToolsClick on Internet OptionsClick Delete under Browser History sectionClick the box that says Temporary Internet Files ONLY…uncheck the othersClick OK Firefox:Click ToolsClick Clear Recent HistoryClick the box that says Cache ONLY…uncheck the othersClick Clear NowIf you signed up for our Newsletter, then anything in purple will be a repeat. Feel free to skip over this information and move on to the projects below! If you have NOT signed up for our Newsletter, please read.
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We will offer store updates, projects, and exclusive coupon codes etc. Be sure you confirm you wish to receive the newsletter, otherwise you will not receive it. Check your SPAM folder, and be sure to add us to your accepted list of emails! Thank you.
Very important: To my knowledge, I have responded and/or fixed any customer issues that I am aware of. Please read ALL the content in this newsletterto ensure I have resolved/helped and/or answered any of your own questions or queries. If I have not personally responded, your issue my have been fixed, as you will find as your read below. If many of you had the same problem, I updated my blog with info (and sent a previous newsletter confirming we are aware of the issue) and we looked into fixing it, rather than send the same response to each email.Now downloads will have a typical running speed, and everything should be faster!
Our sale, and coupon code (that you would have received in our first Newsletter email) has been extended due to our store delays. We also have a SURPRISE coming to you all FREE! as a thank you for being so amazing while we overhaul everything. That will be sometime after Christmas, but before the New Year!
Now let’s talk Pretty Packaging © templates!
As stated previously, ALL our CUT Files include the PDF version of the template for use of the scoring guide!
Our PDF templates have “dotted” score lines, and the “dots” are kept to a minimum! That way if you are utilizing our printer versions for gifts they will look nice with barely noticeable, if at all, once the packaging is assembled.
Based upon the information in our database, if you purchased the In A Pinch © Pretty Packaging © template, we sent that file via email. This file should replace any existing file you already may have had in .SVG and PDF format., in order to correct any download issues that may or may not have occurred.
If you purchased the Hanging Holiday Sled © you should have already received that Pretty Packaging © template from us, via email.We did NOT send ANY of the FREE Download products via email. You can re-download any/all free products again.
Please be aware that this follow up email, in which we sent purchased Pretty Packaging © templates, is not and will not be a normal occurrence upon purchase from the store. This is a one-time response in an effort to rectify potential unexpected download issues due to our web host’s inability to support the magnificent response we received.
If you did NOT receive the template, and paid for it, check your SPAM folder, or please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which file type you purchased, your order number and customer name. You may be asked to forward your Pay Pal invoice. Once your order has been confirmed, we will reset your order, in which you will receive an email confirming this action. Please label your subject as follows to ensure expeditious service: PP Template ORDERIf you purchased the Pretty Printable © papers-Throw Me a Line©, and/or That Hit the Spot © your order has been reset. Simply log into your account history, where you will have 5 attempts to download your files. If for some reason you are unable to access your files, in your account history, please email email@example.com and let us know your order number and customer name. You may be asked to forward your Pay Pal invoice. Once your order has been confirmed, we will reset your order, in which you will receive an email confirming this action. Please label your subject as follows to ensure expeditious service: PP Paper ORDER
If you previously attempted to download any/all of the FREE Pretty Packaging Templates/Pretty Printable © paper, and were unsuccessful, please go ahead and place a NEW! order. If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me
Lauren@mytimemadeeasy.comIn the meantime we are working on getting a Gallery, Forum and Blog ready for all our NEW! My Time Made Easy™ LLC customers! This should be really exciting once it is all set.We really appreciate your support, and patience as we worked out all these issues prior to our Official Release, which will be January 3rd!
I can hardly wait 😀
So go ahead and check out the store —> CLICK HERE —–> My Time Made Easy™ LLC
OK it is now time to introduce you to the Gingerpinches
Before I even saw the Snowgirl, I first saw what I like to call the Gingerpinches.
I thought how cute would it be to have a little family! Especially if you were to want to give a treat to each member of the family whose house you were attending for a holiday gathering!
Its cute packages like this that would TOTALLY get my attention in a store, and I would BUY no matter what was INSIDE!!! Its just too cute to resist,and these are SOOO easy peasy!
Having the .SVG option (or any cut file) LOVING IT!!) I can EASILY resize my templates, and having a MACHINE cut them is SO fabulous, and a great time saver. Every second counts to the busy papercrafter.
NOTE: As stated above-the PDF version of every template IS included in every CUT file! Now you have the scoring guide on hand for easy reference, and as a backup, if you switch cutters 😀
The PDF versions of the templates use spaced out “dots” to ensure you have more refined looking projects, with less likeliness of any score lines showing when your Pretty Packaging © is complete! I recommend you trying the FREE! Cutesy Cover © template to give everything a try, and see how fabulous this way of marking out the scores really is!
So first up we have Daddy Gingerpinch
He is packed to the top using 2 1/2 bags of Hershey Nuggets! This box holds a ton! (Don;t forget you can make is smaller too!)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this template to pieces.
Made with NO stamps, just some supplies I had on hand. Oh and a little digital gingerbread boy I made on my computer for inspiration.
The eyes are some buttons, and the mouth used two circle punches (creating a circle frame, then cut in half). A super sweet felt ribbon around his neck.
Inspired by my Snowman cocoa jar, to create a vest for this sweet treat.
I printed the Pretty Printable © paper called Throw Me a Line © in moss/olive (but not in top quality so it mached the color of my gingerboy), to create my vest. I then added some more buttons, and my digital gingerboy 😀
Next up we have Mommy Gingerpinch
She is just the sweetest!
I tucked in my top flap/panels, and filled her with chocolate covered pretzels (YUM) from Target. Having the tops stick out looks like some cute hair sticking out the top of her head! Like some vintage cloth dolls in a Raggedy Anne style, complete with red bow.
I knew she needed to be girlied up so I used flower buttons, and created a skirt. For the skirt I used the That Hit the Spot © Pretty Printable paper. I adjusted my setting to print in a paler shade of brown. I added a belt using ribbon and hardware. I also used a punch from Martha Stewart for the bottom of the skirt.
OH! I just love her. She is so cute.
Well, now we have Lil Gingerpinch
He is holding a scrumptious Reese Peanut Butter Cup! Perfect for mass producing projects!
This is where it is fun! I resized my template using my SCAL program. I decreased the size ( be sure to keep your setting set to “maintain proportions” when you resize) by 2 inches. If you do this you only have to change ONE measurement on the file, and the rest will resize along with it without altering the template design.
It was a lot of fun to make some of the templates larger/smaller with ONE click.
Now big, or small you can give some really nice gifts this holiday to everyone on your list!
This would also make a FAB gift card holder too! Disguised perfectly!
Now when you go to our website you get to see some completed projects using the Pretty Packaging © in our samples. You are also able to view each template in it’s PLAIN assembled view. This allows you see some possibilities of what can be done, or the clean slate! I personally love seeing what can come from a plain box, and having one next to other other is a great way to share the beginning of MANY possibilities!
That being said, you may recognize this project as the Cutesy Cover © sample on our website!
This template is FREE too!
This is coming to you just in time for Christmas Eve!
This is one of the easiest templates to put together quickly! From my Cricut Expression (which cuts this in under a minute easy), to scoring and assembling it took 3 1/2 minutes! It is also one of my favorite that I designed to date! It was one of those surprises. I didn’t think it was a big deal, but sometimes its the SIMPLEST of gift wraps that really makes you swoon.
This template is one you will turn to for so many gift ideas. Especially when you choose to resize it! It can be made much bigger or smaller.
I made a package for Reindeer Food! This is something my children love to have each year. Its easy and really gets you in the holiday spirit.
The tag is one I made myself, using my computer 😀 Then just tied around the box with a variety of ribbons from American Crafts, and May Arts.
I’ve been using some new cardstock lately from Couture Cardstock. Since I am diving into my own business, I needed a new paper/cardstock source. I also wanted to get more 12 X 12 paper in a variety of options for color and TEXTURE! I am especially in LOVE with their One Sheet Wonder! for my coloring projects and main card bases!
Info on that from their site: One Sheet Wonder has been endorsed by Sally Lynn MacDonald, Copic Design Team Member and Regional Certification Instructor, as the preferred 120 lb white cardstock for alcohol ink shading and coloring. Specifically suited for creating one layer cards, One Sheet Wonder now gives you the ability to custom color your stamped images without bleed through or adding unnecessary bulk.
(PS I don’t work with them, just a happy customer)
SO I put in my order and gave it a try myself……OH MY WORD! Wait till you see some of what I have using this with my Copic Markers and this paper! Oh and the Blending paper is FAB too!! OK moving on….
This is the reindeer package opened.
The tag reads:
Sprinkle the Reindeer Food outside tonight
The moonlight will make it sparkle bright
As the reindeer fly and roam
This will get them to your home.
Now if you notice the box is printed on both the outside and inside.
I also printed my own DOUBLE SIDED patterned paper using the FREE Pretty Printable © 12 Days of Snowflakes (for the outside)
NOTE: This is a large file and depending on your connection speed, that will determine you download speed.
and the Throw Me A Line © for the inside
Now with our Pretty Printable © digital paper you have an ENDLESS supply of your favorite papers, and YOU can decide what to mix and match, and when. No more hoarding anything until it is suddenly out of style! LOL!
You can easily resize the paper too so there isn’t a lot of “waste”. Plus it is a ONE time purchase for an ENDLESS supply. That is really cool!
Its nice to have the INSIDE look as wonderful as the outside! This is especially FAB for all you using the PDF versions too. Another way to hide the score lines with little effort. Especially since we are using widely spaced “dots” the chance of seeing any harsh score lines is minimal!
This template also comes with a decorative mat layer for the curved front pocket, as well as an insert liner, that can also be used on the OUTSIDE! So endless possibilities!
Now if you are looking for MORE fabulous samples using the Pretty Packaging ©, look here:
Kristin made a GATE using Hanging Holiday Sled ©-this gate is AMAZING and the handle look so real.
Pam made a gift card holder using Cutesy Cover ©-this project was for a teen boy! We all need help with “male” themed gifts.
Mona made something for Valentines Day using Cutesy Cover– ©-the way she tucked in the flap is cute as is her project!
Katie used Cutesy Cover (and the Snowflakes paper) to hold cards-they are so pretty, so check it out!
And Catherine created an adorable gift package using Cutesy Cover ©-she also adds some helpful hints!
Come back tomorrow as I have much more to share. Especially if you need to WHIP out a quick, last minute project for several people!
We will be back up REALLY soon! Im just waiting for one last email from our host, then it LIGHTS ON!
So be back soon with a total update!!
We have ALL been working REALLY hard perfecting this move.
OK everyone, here is the scoop!
My Time Made Easy™ LLC is now currently down for “maintenance”.
(some of this may be repetitive, and Im sorry but want to keep you posted an all I know)
We are actually moving our website to a new host and are working to ensure we can correct everything. Our service people have escalated our case to a top priority, so we are hopeful to have everything all set for tomorrow. Keep in mind this move is out of my control, and the time-line is in the hands of our web-server, who needs to ensure NO DATA is lost.
Now I know while the site is down you cannot access anything, and I apologise for the wait, but we obviously want this to be perfect, and given the fact our previous web-host couldn’t handle all your amazing My Time Made Easy customers, we have to make this switch. Obviously we want everything to be working at optimal speed and have little/no glitches!!
This will mean your downloads will actually happen quickly, pages won’t pause, and every other glitch we have had due to our site being throttled, will be resolved.
Here is what to expect:
If you ordered you will be able to download your PAID for files once we re-open. We will be resetting them for you.
You will have 5 chances to download any file types.
Obviously there is NO shipping charges applied to any file downloads.
You may have to “re-order” the FREE files since we will reset them for everyone, as this is by far an easier/quicker fix rather than manually resetting FREE orders placed.
IF you ordered the WRONG “paid for” file type, I will later have instructions for you to fix it. If it was the wrong freebie file, you can simply re-download, once we re-open. Please be aware the you are responsible for ensuring you order the correct file type.
Our coupon code will be working for those of you whom received the newsletter. If you signed up for our newsletter but did not receive it, please make sure you checked your SPAM folder, and confirmed you wanted to receive our newsletter. You may need to update your profile.
Our SALE prices are extended till Dec. 31st
AND…. one last thing….due to all our glitches, and your response to them with patience and such a warm welcome into this business venture, we will be offering ONE MORE surprise freebie, sometime this week, after everything is settled down!
Again, I do have samples, but since you cannot actively pursue use of any of the items in our store yet, I will wait.
OK back to getting things squared away.
Once again I appreciate your understanding as we transfer our host and fix any/all issues.
If you have any other pressing issues that have not been mentioned in the last 3 posts, please contact me
Pleas do NOT use my personal email address for customer service/store related issues, as the store email is a separate email that I am checking far ore frequently than my personal email.
Also please do not contact any of the design team members for customer service issues. They are not equipped/responsible for any customer service issues, and do not have any access to information needed to deal with any/all issues. I have personally responded to anyone sending an email to the store, and have done my best to update you.
However, if you have any questions and/or concerns (other than the obvious issues we have experienced with long down times, timing out, etc) regarding our digital paper files you can contact Kristin@mytimemadeeasy.com
OK I think that covers it for now!
I will be back to tell you when everything is back up and running
There is one word to describe the response to the unofficial opening of my new store My Time Made Easy LLC-INCREDIBLE!
So incredible that it has caused some major issues! As you are aware I’m sure.
Now you may be wondering what that means exactly. Without getting into all the technical stuff……since about 7:45 am yesterday our Web Host had our store on “full throttle” , which is some sort of extra support, just to keep it RUNNING and NOT crash. We had our issue upgrading to a “level 3” where it was determined the Web Host simply doesn’t have enough power to host us!
They said our traffic (after 9 hours of being open) hit #5 on the list of every store they host! They asked “What on earth are you selling?” The response was of course…” Well, gift packaging templates and stuff like that.” He was REALLY shocked and said “ALL that for some boxes?! Are you expecting this sort of traffic often?” and our reply “I hope so”. I guess we should never underestimate the power of our fellow papercrafters! LOL!
This info all lead the what comes next….
So yes, the site is obviously slow, downloads have been SLOW (this is NOT normal), sessions timing out, and other glitches as mentioned before occurring because the info isn’t being retrieved. Some of you can’t log in, and that is because we are fixing things.
We are fixing all the issues now so you will get any download you have attempted to receive. We may go “under construction” so everything gets fixed quicker. That means shutting down for a limited time.
SO once that is all set ,this means we will be moving servers! That means that in time for our official release things should be smooth and FAST. This “unofficial opening” was a very good thing because we are curbing any/all issues.
Now we will obviously extend our download time, our sale and coupons! So no worries there. We just need a day to get this all straightened out.
I really appreciate your patience!
I have some samples but right now would need to focus my attention the the website stuff first.
Thank you again.
If you ordered PLEASE READ:
(if you are just stopping by check out this post and the one below)
We are experiencing some glitches, I am aware of each of them, and I want to update you.
I’m so excited you are all excited about the “unofficial” opening of our store! There were so many people accessing it at the same time we had some ‘error” messages occur.
I appreciate your patience as we work everything out. The reason for our unofficial opening was to ensure SMOOTH sailing for our actual opening January 3rd.
Now that being said we have certainly had some glitches!! Initially the store was VERY slow (as was the download process). I called our web-host and the problem is now fixed. Things should run a lot quicker.
If you were a email subscriber and attempted to immediately use the coupon code for your FREE template, please try that again, it is now fixed. This email was available ONLY to subscribers.
If you have purchased/downloaded any of the Pretty Printable © digital papers or Pretty Packaging ©templates and received a notice that they were already downloaded, or download has expired-that is in the process of being fixed. Please give it a little time today so we can fix it for you.
You can later go to your account and download them!
That is all for now. In the meantime I really want to thank you all the kind words and support!
Our web-host said he has never seen so many people attempting to access a site at ONE time!
I appreciate each of you!
I am doing my best to get everything all worked out (or should I say poor Sara is!)
Store is running SLOW and downloads are taking a LONG time! Sorry. There isn’t too much more I can say other than
this isn’t NORMAL, and we are working to fix it. There is just a influx of people downloading.
So please bear with me. Everyone will get everything
If you don’t NEED to download now, maybe wait till later, when things settle down. You have 2 days to access your files, and 5 attemps.