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

Check out our release details: 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.


    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 😀


    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:


    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


    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


    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.


    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


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

    The sentiment is PERFECTION!


    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


    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


    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 😀


    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


    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!


     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


    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 

    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.


    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


    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.


    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


    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”


    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!

    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


    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!


    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


    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.


    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


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


    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).



    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!