Archive for May, 2010


YEAH! The My Time Made Easy ™ LLC June Release is FINALLY here!

Check out our release details: HERE! 

or VIEW ALL OUR NEW PRODUCTS HERE!

I have to say thank you to all my design team, for thier hard work. They are KILLING the samples this month. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful team. I also want to thank Sara Williams, as she loads all my stuff and does a TON of other things, amongst designing paper for me too. I also want to thank Kristin as well for all her hard work and design contributions this month, despite her busy schedule! She not only has the paper, but also designs some of the cut files with me, one in which inspired 2 stamp sets!

Now as you have seen ALL our new products coordinate! They always make the perfect items for gift giving 😀 I like showing you that what we have is very versatile and perfect for the “card-maker” or scrapper! So today my design team and I are ALL sharing some CARD ideas with you, using the NEW! Pretty Impressions stamps from the June Release.

Once you are done here, be sure to hop along for some amazing ideas:

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Dawn Easton
  • Geny Cassady
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lesa Rapp
  • Pam Imholz
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Now the ideas do NOT end today! We have a week left of sharing more and more projects with you. I am so proud to have a company that offers THIS MANY projects over an extended period of time 😀 Endless ideas.

    If time allowed I personally could make a 100 projects with everything we put out monthly! LOL! My brain gets running, but so does the clock.

    Any-who…..

    I really wanted to show you all just how fun and versatile the Well Preserved stamp set actually is! I also think it will help you to visualize just HOW MUCH you are getting in just one set 😀

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    Between all the fun various fruit images, and the “everyday” fruity sentiments I knew I could make a bunch of cards for any occasion.

    So to share with you the different looks you can achieve, and prove just how easy it CAN be…….I used the same layout, along with every fruit image in the Well Preserved set: Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Grape, Orange which can also be a Lemon/Lime/or Grapefruit) , Maple Leaf, Peach (can be apricot, or plum too), Pear, Raspberry (can be blackberry or other berry), and the Strawberry-to create 10 cards!

    Here is the MTME Sketch 01:

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    I created a special PDF document of the Sketch for you to download! It has the sizes of the layers, as well as the sketch photo for you to use as a reference!

    MTME Sketch PDF<—-Click that to download/print/save a PDF

    (Send me a link if you decide to give this sketch a try :D)

    Between the 10 cards, I made sure to use the 2 jar styles 5 times each.

     I utilized the Well Preserved Cut file to make this process of mass production go quickly too. CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO

    Some of you may prefer one jar style over the other, but either way both are seriously cute and are well served in the set. I was also sure to make each card a little special and unique by doing something to make it a little different than the others.

    When creating my designs I decided I wanted to use all the various sentiments, and found they would all fit in various “ovals”. I was also able to use both of the little leaves in the set, stamped on either side of the sentiments. NO SENTIMENT IS REPEATED!! How cool is that?

    I also used the various patterns from the NEW! 5 Preserve It © Collections, the Vintage Plaid ©, Fruit Medley, and Vintage Stripes, and the Flower Fusion (last month) Pretty Printables Digital Paper collections. Since everything coordinates my “job” was made SUPAH easy peasy. (said in my Massachusetts accent)

    So let me get started! I will break my creations down per collection.

    First collection Preserve It © : Cherries & Peaches

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    As you can see I used two different jars, used fruit paper on the top panel, and plaid paper on the bottom.

    I also paper pieces both lids, one having a bow, the other not. One card used buttons, and the other the fruit image in the side squares.

    1) First up we have Hand Picked Friend

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    How simply country sweet is this layout?

     I altered the All Tied Up: Oval for my sentiment. The Hand Picked is part of the Well Preserved set. The “friend” is from So Sentimental (expected to be back in stock next week).

    I love how this turned out. I used the cherry patterned paper, and thought that it would be fun to mix it up by using some flower buttons on my side blocks.

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    I *just* noticed that my cherry paper is up-side-down! LOL!!! Oh well! I’ll give it to someonw with “bad eyes” and pray they don’t notice!

    I used the same plaid paper to paper piece the lid of my cherry jar.

    Now we have 2) Peachy Keen

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    I loved coloring my peaches!  The peach paper is cute. I love how Sara made all the half eaten fruit!

    The sentiment is PERFECTION!

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    On this card I used the rounded jar, and again paper pieced my lid, using the plaid paper, tied with some embroidery floss. I love that.

    Next set of cards is the Preserve It © : Apples & Pears

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    For this collection I made each different. I LOVE the colors, and the use of Sunflower cardstock as the main layer!

    I can’t believe how different each card ACTUALLY looks.

    3) Just Pear-fect

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    I LOVE having the blue & green on my pear card. I wouldn’t have thought to add the touch of blue, had I not printed my vintage stripped paper! For the oval I used a scallop cut file I had in my files, but the SU! Scallop/Oval would work too 😀

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    I love pears and the “Pear-fect” sentiment. The paper makes this POP. My pear “jam” is colored in a pale green, and again my lid is paper pieced. What stands out to me is the colors. Again, I love them.

    4) Apple of my eye

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    I love this. Every detail.

    I used the Apple sentiment from  the Well Preserved set, then for the “of my eye” sentiment, I used the Lunch Box Love Notes Add On’s . Mixin and matchin!!

    My “oval” is from So Sentimental (expected to be back in stock next week). I also used the So Sentimental Frame to cut it out.

    I love the fruit medley of paper! Its such a great option. I went to an older release, and used Flower Fusions for my leafy patterned paper!

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     The Apple image in the set can be colored in, but it also has a separate “core” image that you can choose to stamp in the center! I think that makes it SO much more fun and versatile!

    My lid is colored and stamped with the plaid image for my lid. The base of the jelly jar is paper pieced with colored patterned paper.

    Next collection: Preserve It © : Blueberries & Grapes

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    Both of these are so full of color! What is NOT to love?

    I used the rounded jelly jar for both. Then the fruits on the square panels.

    5) Blueberry thank you 

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    I was ecstatic over the blueberry image when it was done! I think its perfectly perfect 😀

    I used the Fruit Medley paper on it, and my frame was from the All Tied Up: Oval

     My children, hubby and I go blueberry picking every year! So this has happy thoughts attached for me.

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    I found stamping them in a blue ink, then coloring was best. It’s so simple, and I love that.

    Now we have 6) Thanks a bunch

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    I love the text/fruit bkgd paper on this one! LOVE IT! So elelgant looking.

    This card is possibly my fave from the set. Maybe because its purple?! LOL!

    I went back to the  So Sentimental set for the frame, and I also used the So Sentimental Frame cut file.

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    The grapes can be ANY color, and even used for WINE! Endless possibilities. My jar was handcolored, as was my lid , which was also stamped with the plaid image.

    I just enjoyed this one.

    Next up we have another sweet collection: Preserve It © Oranges & Strawberries

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    I love the colors of ALL these collections. I had WAY too much fun, in case you can’t tell.

    Having a layout is GREAT! Makes the process FLOW.

    7) Here is the “Orange you sweet”

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    I have to admit I felt SO CLEVER thinking up this one! I inked up my “orange” sentiment, then I used markers to ink up the “you” and “sweet” from the “You make life sweet” sentiment.

    I actually wanted to KICK myself for NOT putting it IN the set originally, but I didn’t even THINK of it until I made the card!

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    I adore the orange/lemon/lime/grapefruit wedge immensely! Makes me think of Iced Tea in the summer. I know sounds weird, but I have fond memories of my mom and I, sitting out on the porch all summer sipping ice tea with fresh lemons and having girl talk.

    8) Homemade Just For You

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    OH! I do love that sentiment label that fits right IN the label jar!

    I also love that there is a larger version for your creations too!

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    On this one I used the Fruit Medley paper, and some Vintage Stripes paper. So summery to me! My ribbon is suede, and is just to die for. I enjoyed coloring my jelly jar!

    Now we move onto the next collection: Preserve It © Lemon & Raspberry

    OK so I didn’t make ANY lemon anything for this post! Instead I took the Maple Leaf in the set to complete my need to use ALL the images within the set!

    9) Maple Sweet

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    Could you just die for this one? I love that is seems masculine, and so fall. Living in NH Fall leaves, and of COURSE Maple Syrup is a BIG part of our State! I love fresh Maple Syrup and of COURSE Maple candy! So I had to include my own version of a Maple Leaf.

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    Now my favorite part! (aside from the textured jelly jar and awesome multicolored leaf)….

    I was able to incorporate my Fanciful Flourishes set, and after doing so, I remembered this MINI bird I bought some time ago in Michael’s.

    He is just sitting there. I LOVED how this one turned out. Being I’m not big into masculine, this one was my top favorite from the set of 10!

    Now we have yet another! Last but NOT least

    10) Sweet Raspberries

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    How fun is this one? This time I used the Vintage Plaid paper on top, and my leaf prints on the bottom

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    The FUN detail, my pom pom ribbon!! I felt it went perfectly with the Raspberries!

    Then I used the leafy paper for my lid. I was SO proud of myself for NOT using another plaid (although admittedly I love it).

    Supplies:

    Supplies

    Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Well Preserved, So Sentimental, Fanciful Flourishes, Lunch Box Love Notes

    Pretty Printables Paper ©- Preserve It Collections, Vintage Plaid Collections, Vintage Stripes, Floral Fushion and Mini Leafy stripes

    ALL my cardstock Cardstock by Couture Cardstock

    Ink: Momento

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

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

    WHEW! I hope you are STILL with me here!

    I also hope that whether you “CAN” fruit or not (personally I don’t can! LOL!) you can see the value and use within this set 😀 It is really cute 😀

    No matter, I will do my best to continue to convince you WHY you need it, as the week progresses 😀 But in the meantime, It is time for me to move on to the next project!

    I hope you enjoy all the projects. I have killed myself trying to pull out some extra stuff to better share with you all the possibilities! I have even more to come, so I hope you stop by again 😀

    Till tomorrow!

    MTME June Release is HERE!

    May 31, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: My Time Made Easy

    I’m so very excited that the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC JUNE release is finally here!

    You can view * ALL NEW PRODUCTS HERE *

    We have many NEW! Products that coordinate together! So don’t miss out 😀

    My shipping is VERY affordable and I ship WORLDWIDE 😀

    3 NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates

    Jam Packed ©

    Tea Tabbed Box ©

    Tea for You ©

    3 NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamps Sets 

    A Spot of Tea © 20 Images – Digital

    A Spot of Tea © 20 Images

    Killer Curves: Fancy Frames © 7 Images

    Well Preserved © 58 Images – Digital

    Well Preserved © 58 Images

    18 NEW! Pretty Printables Paper Collections

    TOO MANY TO LIST! So check them out.

    4 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut Files 

    A Spot of Tea ©

    Killer Curves ©

    Time for Tea Bag ©

    Well Preserved ©

    1 NEW! Perfect Package Collection <—Check it out!!

    If you haven’t yet you may want to sign up for our NEWSLETTER on our Website.

    Detailed information about our products can be seen on the ABOUT PAGE

    Do not forget to READ DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS prior to checking out, and be SURE you selected the correct file type!!!!

    Also do NOT let your download expire before you have a change to download it.

    If you have *any* customer service questions or issues please contact me at:

    Lauren@mytimemadeeasy.com

    HAPPY SHOPPING!

    GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

    May 31, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

    OK only a few more hours until the release!

    In the meantime here are the WINNERS of the 2 Giveaways!

    The Random.org winner of:

    Well Preserved Giveaway! A $70 value!

    Pretty Packaging © template – Jam Packed

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

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

    That is the LUCKY:

    Karen M |

    Love your video and templates. That would be such a nice gift. Yum! Guess my favorite fruits are pineapple and apricot, oh and blueberry, strawberry…..

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     Now we have the winner of : A Spot of Tea! 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!

    And that is the very lucky

    Lin |

    Hi Lauren, I arrived here from Catherine’s blog, and I’m loving what I’m seeing! And I actually DID read all the way through – what good ideas you have – I LOVE your sunny citrusy cup card! I would love to win these products. My favorite tea is the Republic of Tea Honey Ginseng…..no sweetener needed, it’s wonderful! 

    Thanks to all of you for the kind comments! We have SO much more to share, so come on back!

    The release is just hours away!

    Happy shopping.

    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 😀

    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 ™ 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 😀

    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 😀

    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…..

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    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!

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    What a difference 😀 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…..you 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 😀

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    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 😀

     Front before….

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

     after…. 

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    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

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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 😀

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    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 😀

    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.

    Supplies:

    Pretty Packaging © template – Tea 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 😀

    Tomorrow is our official release, and we have a fabulous group post 😀

    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 ™ 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 😀

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    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 😀

    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…..

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    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 ©!

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    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 😀 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!

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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 😀 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.

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    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!

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    Note: I stamped one of the floral border in the set along the bottom of my tea cup 😀 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.)

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    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.

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    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?!

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

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    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 

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    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.

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    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 😀 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

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

    Here is the lid top

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    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.

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    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.)

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    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!

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    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!

    Supplies:

    Pretty Packaging © template – Tea 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 😀

    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 ™ 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 😀 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

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    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!

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     (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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!  

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    Sentiments in this set include: 

    For Someone Sweet 

    Thank you Berry much!

     Just Pear-fect! 

    You make life sweet! 

    Homemade 

    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) 

    Date:

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    Jam

    Jelly

    Preserves

    Marmalade

    Butter

    Syrup

    Sauce

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    Strawberry

    Apple

    Orange

    Pear

    Grape

    Blueberry

    Raspberry

    Rhubarb

    Apricot

    Peach

    Cherry

    Maple

    Blackberry

    Chocolate

    Peanut

    Cinnamon

    Pickles

    Mint

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    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 

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    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!

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

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

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     Here is the view with the preserves inside!

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    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 😀 NO WORRIES! 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Photo B

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Now you are done!

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

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    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!

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    Supplies

    Pretty Packaging © template – Jam 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 – Jam 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 😀 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!

    Simply Stamped

    May 27, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you are all having a great week as we head into the holiday weekend. I have a ton of loose ends to wrap up, but it will all get done somehow. The beginning of the week I was REALLY ill. The doctors thought my appendix may be ready to rupture, but it turned out to be a ruptured ovarian cyst. OUCH! Needless to say that put me out of commission a few days. Something I DO NOT have time for!! Plus my children have a ton of school related festivities that require my attention too! Busy, busy week. One thing I can say is my life is ALWAYS far from BORING!!

    Update on my mom: Yesterday she had to sit before a jury of 20 where they read the reports, heard her/her husbands side of the story, and got to ask her questions. The point of all this was to determine if the charges her husband is facing is appropriate for the crime. They agreed to the initial (5 or so ) charges which include Attempted Murder, then the jury decided it appropriate to add a kidnapping charge since he held her in the office and in thier home for several hours, not allowing her to leave. We have his next hearing in 2 weeks. This is where they will decide if he can go free until his actual TRIAL, or if they will hold him until that time. Obviously whatever time he has served counts towards his sentence, but we are PRAYING that he is held until his trial, which isn’t for like 2 more YEARS (I think my mom said that long). My mom is on an emotional roller coaster and the endless reliving of the even is just draining. Everything she is having to do on her own is often overwhelming. So we are all doing what we can to keep her positive and focused. Take ONE DAY at a time.

    I remind her of my most favorite saying: The journey of a 1,000 miles, begins with a single step.

    OK back to it.

    I am gearing up for the JUNE Release! Peeks projects will begin on the 29th. I may do a LITTLE peek tomorrow, to get you all guessing! This month is going to REALLY get you inspired for all sorts of cards, tags and gift giving. ESPECIALLY some great ideas for the end of year teacher gifts! You can never have too many ideas for those!

    But, before I get into all that I have another sample that I had yet to share with you!

    Simply Stamped

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    Tulips are my favorite flower. I think in the future (like next Spring) I will devote an entire set to tulips!

    Any-who, as you may guess the tulip image  image from Sensational Stems is my favorite, so I wanted to use this for my main focus. I stamped it using the All Tied Up! Rectangle cut file. It was a perfectly pretty layer for my flower. My “grass” was stamped using the scallop border from Paper Pattern Pieces.

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    The bkgd you are seeing (that looks like a lattice work) is the Puckered Up Patterns. I loved the quick effect I was able to achieve.

    I wanted to keep in clean and simple.

    When mass producing or tight on time often we need a SIMPLE, and it’s always nice to keep a  card on hand for any occasion.

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    This has a blue base, with the white OPEN frame is the perfect setting.

    I left it blank. I think it could be great for a get well, sympathy, cheer up….you name it kind of occasion.

    Supplies:

    Pretty Impressions Stamps: Sensational Stems, Puckered Up Patterns, Paper Pattern Pieces

    Pretty Pieces Cut Files: All Tied Up: Rectangle

    Couture Cardstock: OSW White, Rain Drop

    Ink by Momento

    Well thanks for poppin in.

    Check back tomorrow for a LITTLE peek, and maybe even a give away.

    Till tomorrow.

    Piercing your pattern!

    May 22, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, family stuff, My Time Made Easy

    Well I hope you are enjoying what is left of the weekend.

    I hope you were able to take advantage of the SALE!

    My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is having a SUPER SALE!

    DON’T WAIT! LIMITED TIME ONLY!Enter the coupon code –> PATRN2420  to get $4 OFF your purchase for BOTH the Puckered Up Patterns and Paper Pattern Pieces © .Details: Coupon is good from NOW until MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) May 24th  . Supplies are limited. No rain checks. Limit: one use per customer.Coupon not valid on previous purchases, and/or the purchase of any other Pretty Impressions stamp sets. Offer does not include shipping charges.

    Now how about another sample using the Puckered Up Patterns and Paper Pattern Pieces ©

    When words just aren’t enough
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    Here are some colors I LOVE! Gray, Sahara, pink and fuchsia. A very striking combination, that I RARELY ever use. This is also a very simple and clean layout.

    I used the single circle pucker pattern from Puckered Up Patterns to create my border image. I layered the largest pucker X in between, so mimic a flower. 

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    In between the puckered pattern, where it creates a diamond, I pierced a diamond in the center! I very simple touch that is sure to WOW! I really love the effect it has. You can do faux stitching in so many ways to get a whole nother variety of looks.

    The pattern in particular reminds me of these little dresses my mom would put me in. They were called smock dresses I believe. They had a gathered and stitched pattern in the top. They were so cute (some of them). She ALWAYS put me in a dress! Usually a huge poofy dress. One day, I was maybe 5, I put my foot down. I said NO! I don’t want to wear that big poofy dress to school, I don’t like it, and I;m not wearing it. I really felt so strongly about it, and I remember sitting in the doorway of my closet crying and pleading with her to not make me wear it. All I wanted was some jeans and a shirt! Well, after what seemed like an eternity, there I was marching to school in my poofy dress. I was a strong willed little girl, and my mom was determined to win that fight.

    I was so mad at her, that once I was in school, I went into the bathroom, then I took the laces out of my shoes, and tied them around my waist! LOL! To make like a “belt”, so my dress wouldn’t be so poofy. I can ONLY imagine what I looked like, but I was at least happy that the POOFY dress was now more “fitted”, if I HAD to wear it. I looked/felt like a umpaloopma every single day. Once I came out of school with my shoelace belt, I think that was the day my mom finally realized how much I hated them. I swear that is why I RARELY wear dresses or skirts! I’m a jeans girl all the way.

    She also use to make me put curlers in my hair everyday! I think that is why I hate curly hair! LOL! It was pure torture. She would also use “rags”. You cut up your hubby’s old t-shirt, and roll and tie the hair in those. I think they did this in the 20’s? Anyway, while I look back on photos I always looked adorable, and I applaud my mother’s efforts, now that I have my own girls it’s a lot of work keeping up with that stuff. I think that is why I’m more willing to not MAKE my girls wear their hair certain ways (even when they look SO cute-unless its for a very special occasion) was because the years of “torture” hair curling, and frilly dresses.

    Ah, the things we do to our children sometimes! LOL!

    Sorry I got off subject, I just got taken back to the “old days”.

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    Back to the card….

    The butterfly is my fave 😀 It is from the All A Flutter set. I stamped the solid butterfly onto pink cardstock, then stamped the grid wing print in the fuchsia ink. My sentiment is from the Just For You © set. Lots of great sentiments in there.

    Its a SIMPLE yet striking card. I like when things go together quickly!

    Well I am off, thanks for stopping by!

    Until next time.

    Check it out!

    May 22, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

    Don’t miss JUGS today! They are all featuring the Pretty Packaging Templates from MTME!

    Play along and you can be entered to win a FREE template of your choice!

    CLICK HERE! to see what everyone created 😀 I was BLOWN AWAY (as usual!)

    Hello there

    May 21, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My Time Made Easy

    Happy Saturday!

    Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of my sale!

    My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is having a SUPER SALE!

    DON’T WAIT! LIMITED TIME ONLY!Enter the coupon code –> PATRN2420  to get $4 OFF your purchase for BOTH the Puckered Up Patterns and Paper Pattern Pieces © .Details: Coupon is good from NOW until MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) May 24th  . Supplies are limited. No rain checks. Limit: one use per customer.

    Coupon not valid on previous purchases, and/or the purchase of any other Pretty Impressions stamp sets. Offer does not include shipping charges.

    We have a graduation party to attend today. I hope I get a cash card made in time (EEK!) I will share it *if* I do!
    I feel like the shoemakers family-you know what they say, the shoemakers family has no shoes! Well my family never gets a card! LOL! I HAVE to create something FOR someone. I can never just use what I have in my stash. It’s not even possible. I’ve tried and tried to get over it, but I can’t.

    It doesn’t help that I have been in a HUGE card rut! That often happens with me designing so many templates, stamps and cut files! It can be hard to switch gears sometimes.

    Any-who I wanted to share a card I made the other day with the 2 sets that are on sale 😀
    Sometimes you just need a sweet lil’ hello card. Well that is IF you actually give/send cards, unlike ,myself who hoards them for months! I do later donate a huge box each year, so they go to a good cause…….

    Hello there.

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    The ladybug from Sensational Stems is SOOOOO supah cute. I love it to pieces-LOVE! Sentiment is from Sensational Sentiments ( a must have set!). The ladybug parts make creating the dual colors, quick, fast and easy. I HAD to cut out the wings, and make them “open”. The ladybug circle is layered onto a stamped scallop circle from the Paper Pattern Pieces(on sale) set (the ink is Momento cantaloupe)

    I adore these fresh summer colors!

    Then I made my pattern. The BEST part eh? 😀

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    Seriously-how pretty is this??!! I want to make this pattern in like very color combination known to woman.

    I stamped the 6 circle cluster twice in cantaloupe ink, so it became a 12 pk block. I then added the AWESOME spiral flower centers in Tangelo (by momento) from the Puckered Up Patterns  (on sale)set. It makes the prettiest scallop-y patterned flowers. In between the “flower clusters” I stamped the X pucker pattern in green ink-which is in pear, I believe (also momento)

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    To add to the “ladybug flying around the flowers look” I used a large flourish from Fanciful Flourishes. A perfect touch, don’t you think?

    Now that I keep looking at this, the *only* thing missing is some glitter, which I AM going to add to the “dots” on the wings.

    Supplies:

    Stamps:Puckered Up Patterns , Paper Pattern Pieces, Sensational Stems, Sensational Sentiments and Fanciful Flourishes

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: OSW white, burning ember, new leaf

    Ink by Momento: Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Pear

     Well thanks for stopping by. I have another card creation to share tomorrow, so I’ll see you back here then! Enjoy the weekend and time with your family or crafting.

    Until next time.

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