I’ve been called a workhorse all my life. It’s so true. Especially when it is something I LOVE or believe in. I pour every ounce of myself into everything I do, and I hope in some way it inspires you.
Seriously, this release was SO beyond FUN for me, that I think you will clearly see just by the projects/samples I have to share this week. My children even had fun creating, as you will see as the week progresses.
So let me shout it from the roof tops-My Time Made Easy ™ LLC February Release is here!!
There is a LOT to share, so grab that extra large cup of coffee and prepare to be inspired! I have been a creating machine, so come by every day this week for posts FULL of ideas. You can also browse the projects in the store. I will have more details on those this week. This could EASILY be the post that never ends if I share everything at once! LOL!
I hope you are looking forward to a load of inspiration! I am just over the moon for this release! If you like cutesy, you’ll LOVE this release. We have an entire line of unique coordinating stamps, templates, digital paper, and cut files (which this month are available in PDF format too!)
Those of you who are terrified the the words “digi paper”, “digi stamps” and even the templates….. no worries! Don’t be! Don’t forget we offer FREE Digital paper, a free templates and now even a free digital stamp for you to try so you can ensure that you are able to work with everything, and ask ANY questions you may have, before even ever making a purchase!
This collection of coordinating items is perfect for ANY time of year!! It is all about staying to touch with with ones you love!
Now it is easier than ever to send that something special for any occasion. Whatever you send, it is sure to suit the occasion and warm their heart. Near of far, sending something special to the one you love is so important!
Be sure to check out the Design Team: (Each one is sharing a various template/stamp project combo for you! You are sure to be wowed)
Just click the highlighted linked words, for a direct link to the store category! Once you are there, you can click on the products of interest-and that will give you more complete information about it.
For example, if it is a template, it will tell you the completed project size, and some information about the template like what is may coordinate with.
For example: You’ve Got Mail © stamp image coordinates perfectly with the You’ve Got Mail © template.
Let’s get started.
3 NEW! Pretty Impressions images: and 3 NEW! Digital Pretty Impressions images
Argyle Amazement ©
As it’s name states: This is an amazing argyle background building set!! Argyle is one of the hottest pattern trends, so this is a MUST have set! Creating numerous argyle themed backgrounds has never been more fun, or easy.
You’ve Got Mail © (It is a little large so click it to view)
Nothing is better than sending or receiving something in the mail to let someone special you know, that you are thinking of them. This stamp set was designed to be an adorable take on the large postal box that sits outside your post office, or on the street, has perfect images for sending that special message! Coordinates perfectly with the You’ve Got Mail © template!
Critters with Heart © (available in BOTH acrylic and digital images)
These images are sure to steal your heart!! 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. Make sure you see the Cute Critters © Cut File and digital paper too!
FREE! Walter and Waverly Wiggles © Digital Image
Can the usually ugly underwater sea creature, the octopus, get any cuter? I don’t think so! This is a super cute, and whimsical octopus couple, that was designed so that you can give our digital images a try, risk free!
All A Flutter ©- Our first release of butterfly images is now available in the Digital format too! This was our very first stamp release. These butterfly images were in high demand for being offered in digital format!
4 NEW! Pretty Packaging © templates
You will want to go to the website for a complete view of these.
You’ve Got Mail ©
This is an amazing 3D version of the postal box featured in our You’ve Got Mail stamp set! You’ve Got Mail © has a whole new meaning when you package something in here 😀
Happy Mail ©
This is the cutest 3D “mail box”. There is nothing like getting “happy mail”! We all love going to the mailbox and getting a unexpected surprise. Well, now you can GIVE the surprise IN the mailbox itself! Could getting “happy mail” be any cuter, or EASIER!Welcome Home © This is an adorable house shaped template that can be used over and over again!!Be it for holidays, or every day. Welcome Home © is an ADORABLE house shaped box, with a fun tabbed tuck in closure.Those of you with personal cutters, this can really extend the possibilities of this template for sure! Use the front and back panels as a shaped card, tag or scrapbook embellishment. Under Cover © This is a super simple, yet simply sweet slider box, that you will want to recreate over and over again! So many possibilities.
Welcome Home ©
This is an adorable house shaped template that can be used over and over again!!
Be it for holidays, or every day. Welcome Home © is an ADORABLE house shaped box, with a fun tabbed tuck in closure. Those of you with personal cutters, this can really extend the possibilities of this template for sure!
Use the front and back panels as a shaped card, tag or scrapbook embellishment.
Use it as a gift box for any occasion such as Welcome Home, Welcome to the Neighborhood, from our house to your house, get well, cheer up, thinking of you……you get the idea.
Fill it with a small house planter, flower seeds, coffee, tea, candles, bath products, a stuffed animal or doll, maybe some art supplies for a child to “decorate” it (perfect for a little party too!! VERY inexpensive party favor-turned party project). Endless uses and EASY to assemble.
Sometimes we just need a quick and cute shaped box! Nothing that takes too long to assemble, but still says “I care” so I made this for you. This one certainly fits that description.
All there is to decide is what project idea using this template will you “welcome”?
Under Cover ©
This is a super simple, yet simply sweet slider box, that you will want to recreate over and over again! So many possibilities. Perfect for any party, event, or a project for a rainy day. When you want something to WOW them, but have little time, this is the template for you. The box insert simply slides out to reveal whatever treasure you tucked in there.
This transforms this template into a Whooty-Love Owl, or a cute Heart Stealer Raccoon! You don’t want to miss out on those possibilities. Whether you use the template as is, combine it with our Pretty Pieces Cut Files ©, or add a window……they hide the perfect treat inside! Design it to be large, or small, no matter what, it will leave people asking “What is under this cover?”
3 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut Files (also available in PDF format)
Love Notes ©
Creating little love notes have never been more fun and easy! This file makes the most adorable love notes with matching slide-in heart shaped pocket for any occasion. These were designed to coordinate with, and fit inside the You’ve Got Mail © and Happy Mail © template. This file includes a heart shaped template to create a quick and cute pocket to hold the heart shaped card, with larger scallop mat layer, along with several layered decorative hearts. You will be making Love Notes of all sizes when you purchase this cut file. Now it is time to send a little love!
Whooty-Love © (See website for sample)
Whooo doesn’t love an adorable owl? Well how about an adorable owl box? We took our Whooty-Love owl image from the Critters with Heart © Pretty Impressions© stamp set, and made him into an adorable coordinating 3D box! This goes together in minutes. So easy, the kids can do it too! Heart Stealer Raccoon ©
Heart Stealer Raccoon © (See website for sample)
This 3D raccoon is sure to steal any ones heart! Imagine the look on the face of the loved on who receives this!Perfect to hold that something special. We took our Raccoon image from the Critters with Heart © Pretty Impressions © stamp set, and made him into an adorable coordinating 3D box! You will want to see it to believe it.
Cute Critters ©
This cute paper pack features 6 designs with fresh, fun and colorful patterns. It was designed to coordinate with the Critters with Heart © as well as the You’ve Got Mail © Pretty Impressions © stamp set! Cute doesn’t even begin to describe the adorable arrangement of patterns! You will be using it over and over again. Add it to ANY of the Pretty Packaging templates for an easy coordinating gift set that is sure to melt someones heart!
A Loving Heart ©
This package of patterned paper appeals to the more elegant yet whimsical side of designer paper lovers. We used colors that coordinate with our Darling Dots ©, and GaGa for Gingham © Pretty Printables © digital paper collections. This collection is sure to add that needed touch of elegance to any project.Darling Dots ©
Darling Dots ©
This has an amazing arrangement of colors in one of the hottest pattern trends : Polka Dots!!There will be no lack of color choices with the darling pack of polka dot patterned paper! This collection of polka dot paper was designed to coordinate with the GaGa for Gingham ©, as well as A Loving Heart © and the Cute Critters © Pretty Printables © digital paper collections.
GaGa for Gingham ©
Well, just like it’s name-this collection of Gingham paper, in a amazing variety of 12 colors will certainly have you going GaGa for it!
This collection of gingham was designed to coordinate with the Darling Dots, as well as A Loving Heart © and the Cute Critters © Pretty Printables © digital paper collections. There will be no loss if inspiration once this collection gets in hand.
Last but not least the Color Me Collection ©
Love Notes ©
This is a collection of 9 black and white patterned pieces of designer paper!
Each page can be used for printing on your white cardstock to allow you to use whatever color medium you choose to “color” in the images. This collections give you quick and cute patterns that YOU can choose the color combination for. Or you can even choose to print it on colored cardstock.
Love Notes © is from our Color Me Pretty collection of totally customizable black and white patterned paper! Let your creativity take the lead – whether you color the images by hand, print on them on colored cardstock or layer them over your favorite patterned paper and then print, the possibilities are endless!Our Love Notes© paper is designed to coordinate with the Cute Critters© and A Loving Heart© collections.
So now let me share my samples for the day.
Today the focus will be on You’ve Got Mail ©- both the template and set of images.
This is a coordinating Pretty Impressions © stamp set, and Pretty Packaging template ©, for you guessed it: sending something special via mail theme.
Never have I ever seen a stamp set, or template like the one I am about to share. It makes the PERFECT card and gift packaging for ANY occasion-which I think we ALL love. The idea was an interchangeable image for a mailbox.
So let me share more about the stamp set: You’ve Got Mail ©
This set has 38 images! The image pieces are used to layer elements on a mail box (or the postage stamp). Sample can be seen on website.
Now for this set there are a bunch of “everyday” images, with coordinating sentiments, that can be placed on the FRONT of each mailbox. You can change it up to suit whatever occasion you choose. The images are also wonderful on their own too (as you will see).
When you look at an actual USPS postal box, this is the place where you usually see the post office schedule for pick up, and often the bird icon appears on the side or the front as well. I thought it would be fun to be able to create some images just like this, and of course, how cute would a 3D template to match be??
The stamps are also able to be used on the template too! Wait until you see 😀
Here is a sample of the card:With Love
Isn’t this so cute? I went with a “love” theme in honor of Valentines Day. I love red, black and white together.
I made my actual card look like a large postage stamp. I simply punched 1/2 circle around the black mat layer.
This post office box was stamped in black. I used the layering images within the set to color the letter door. That door was cut “open” using my hobby blade. I then popped it open and put one of the little letter images popping out, and scattered across the card. TOO FUN!
I also stamped the front of the mailbox red, using the additional layer in the set. This makes it SOOOO easy. You can also color the entire box, or paper piece with patterned paper.
For the image center on my mailbox, I used the solid heart block stamped in black, and stamped the smaller single heart in red, inside that.
There is a “postage stamp” image in the set that you can build upon. You can easily layer any of the images and sentiments within the set to create all sorts of “stamps”.
Can it get ANY cuter?
In this creation I used the postage stamp, and the heart for my “stamp”. I added the 10 cent sentiment, and the “with love”. I adore the possibilities this set has.
Now I knew upon creation of this stamp set that I would HAVE to figure out a way to create a cardstock version. C’mon does it get any better than that?
You’ve Got Mail © template (with more to come!)
Those of you who said it was going to be like a USPS mail box were correct!! There are many things you can do with this template, and it is a wonderful size for adding so many wonderful treats!
I designed it to be similar to my card above.
I stamped my door image, and the front image too. Perfect for the template. I love matchy matchy!! Now it is EASY PEASY.
We even have some pretty mat layers for you to easily dress up the template
It is SO much like the real thing. It even has the cute leg base 😀
No detail was spared. Best part is, like EVERY template I have ever designed, it is EASY for YOU (no matter what skill level you are) to assemble.
We have full color, step by step photos , with clear written directions and now that you can get these to work with every cutting machine on the market, easy to whip out too! Plus let’s not forget the ability to resize with the click of a button.
You can now afford to give treats to anyone, near of far. That is the best part 😀
Now you may be wondering….what are you going to put in there?
How about this
Do you not LOVE it? This is a JUMBO Chocolate Hershey Kiss! Fits right inside.
Now that is what I call sending LOVE! That is definitely the kind of kiss I want to get in the mail 😀 Of course the mini versions are a diet friendly option too 😀
Who wouldn’t feel loved if they got this?
Are YOU in love with this stamp/template combo yet?
Well, I have even more to share…..
How about seeing some CARDS? I told you that this set makes some REAL great images for cards…..so let me share that.
How cute can a SIMPLE card be?
This one was made in under 5 minutes!
You could use this layout and create a gift set with EVERY image block in the set for an amazing assortment of cards for a gift. You can also just change out the colored layer for a new color each time.
I stamped the postage stamp image in teal. Then I stamped the flower block (lightly for a distressed look) in black ink. Colored in my flowers, with copic marker, cut out and layered it.
This is sure to cheer up anyone!
Speaking of cheering up…how about sending some sunshine?
Another under 5 minute card using some more image blocks from the You’ve Got Mail © set.
I love the bright colors. Each image is popped out on a dimensional.
The sun has glitter on it-naturally 😀
Now let me move on to a favorite of mine-the little house image.
From my To your
This little house is the image that spurred me to design the super cute (and quick to assemble) Welcome Home © Pretty Packaging template. I just fell in love with its simplicity.
This sentiment is suppose to mean : From my ” house” To your “house”. It can also be used with the heart image above as well!
(The red gingham paper is our GaGa for Gingham paper collection :D)
My design team member Tracey suggested this sentiment in honor of a PSF name Pam. She said that everyone has sentiments that states ” from “our” house”. Well what if there is no OUR. What about SINGLE people, or if it is just from you? So I agreed and added this sentiment to the set, just for Tracey and Pam 😀
There is also a WELCOME (perfect for the baby carriage in the set (as is special delivery) and HOME MADE sentiment for the house image too.
Speaking of the house (you will see more on the template VERY soon! I promise)
I designed a card using the house and the little snail (which I also ADORE!)
I LOVE the snail and the sentiment. Heck, I LOVE this card!
LOOK very detailed but was actually quite simple. This has a Welcome Home © project to match too (see below)
I stamped the mailbox on Kraft cardstock, in chocolate ink. I cut out, and once again cut my door to pop some “mail” in to. I layered on my stamped snail layer. The snail has a page pebble in the “shell”. Just a cute, easy and simple WOW factor.
How cute is the house “stamp”.
You *may* think that cutting this out is a grueling task, but it is actually quite easy.
Let me share a “quick” trick with you.
Punch out your “stamp” with a 1 1/4 square punch.
Then take your 1/8 hole punch and punch the 1/2 circle pieces.
SUPER quick and trims perfectly!
Here is the Home Made © Project to match
From my To your
I love NOTHING more than creating coordinating projects (obviously!)
You will see this on the Website sample.
This Welcome Home © template is meant to be quick and cute. I truly adore its simplicity.
I used this to package up my newest favorite item: Cafe Escapes Mocha K Cups for the Keurig. (can you say YUM-A-LICIOUS) Certainly a wonderful gift to give anyone this cold, and blustery season.
While this project ISN’T the focus of today’s post I just had to share it, since it is matchy matchy.
It was designed after the house image in the You’ve Got Mail © stamp set.
It has an amazing tab, tuck in that is hidden by the optional roof.
This is the box prior to any decorative elements, all opened up.
It can open on both sides…depending on how YOU want to make it 😀 You will be taken with this one I am certain.
Then with the decor….
AH! What a difference.
This is the side view, in all its GLORY. Super quick and cute.
Now we move to the back. I added some tied ribbon behind the windows, so they look like curtains. Just in case you were wondering. Looks super adorable in person.
How about that tag you say?
How cute is that? I put the heart image in the center of the house.
Would you believe I SHRUNK down the Home Made © template to be 1 1/2 inches, for my tag? Now that is cool.
You also see some GaGa for Gingham paper too 😀
Wait until you see more with this template. You will be over the moon.
You are *also* looking at the Argyle Amazement © stamp set on the bottom of this (and the card too). Is it not delicious? You can build all sorts of wonderful patterns with this set. Create a simple and quick border, or an entire background, there are ENDLESS possibilities for that set-ENDLESS! I’m totally in love with it, so be prepared to see it LOTS!
Trust me when I tell you I have LOADS more to share, as does my amazing design team, which if you didn’t know them before, you will want to know them now! They are amazing, and have each designed some wonderful stuff.
WHEW! Are you with me still? How many cups of coffee did that take you through? I drank 3 just typing it all up! LOL!
I’m dying to hear your thoughts on the NEW! Release and any of the projects by myself or anyone on the design team shared 😀
Thank you for your support, and keeping me inspired to keep pushing my own creative limits.
Come back tomorrow for lots more 😀
With Love/Sending Love
Pretty Impressions © stamps: You’ve Got Mail
Pretty Packaging template: You’ve Got Mail
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Candied Apple, One Sheet Wonder White, Slate (black)
Ink: Pallette black, red
Ribbon: Black & White Gingham from Michaels, Red & Blakc polka Dot by May Arts
1/4 inch circle punch, Hobby Blade
Pretty Impressions © stamps: You’ve Got Mail
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Slate, One Sheet Wonder White SU! teal color
Ink: Black, Copic Markers
Ribbon from a chocolate box
Sending You Sunshine
Pretty Impressions © stamps: You’ve Got Mail
Cardstock by SU!
Ink by SU!
1 1/4 square punch
From my house card
Pretty Impressions © stamps: You’ve Got Mail
Pretty Printables © Digital Paper: GaGa for Gingham
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Bran, Tranquility, Dill, One Sheet Wonder White, Ganache
Ink, chocolate, white craft ink
Ribbon by American Crafts
flower by American Crafts
Snail Mail/From my To Your box
Pretty Impressions © stamps: You’ve Got Mail, Argyle Amazement
Pretty Packaging © template: Welcome Home
Pretty Printables © Digital Paper: GaGa for Gingham
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Nomad, Bran, One Sheet Wonder White, Ganache
Ink: Pallette Brown, Copic marker
Punch: Postage Stamp border by EK Success, 1 1/4 square, flower, 1/8 hole punch, tag by Marvy, mini flower EK success
Brad-flower/ yellow by SU!
Buttons by Foo Fa La
Ribbon by May Arts, twine
Other: Page pebble, adhesive pearls
Timestamp: 2010-02-01 03:41:57 UTC
Patsy Villareal |
Three sleeps is tooooooooooooo long….can’t it happen today?
I think it will be something about moving into a new home or something like that.
Keep up the great work…waiting patiently for the new release.
Congrats to Patsy! I will be in touch!