Hi world!

 I know long time, no post! Sorry about that. (BAD BLOGGER!!!)

I have lots of great excuses 😀 Summer has kept me busy, with my children, family & friends. My business and blog are always secondary to my family. I know it’s hard when you are waiting to see new stuff, but we do have a MTME blog now that is updated several times a week with fun challenges and amazing samples….so check it out, when you need a creative fix, or go view our gallery! You can look up projects for any of our amazing products.

I have been working on some business stuff too, that has had me consumed as well. Hopefully I’ll let you all know about that at some point very soon 😀

Like most, yesterday was the kids first day of school! I now have a 2nd, 3rd and 5th grader! How did I get kids who are so old?! I will share some photos of them on their first day tomorrow. They are growing and changing daily. Noah and Amber started soccer, Alexa and Amber are taking Tap/Ballet classes, and Amber continues to do her modeling and acting classes. So I think I have SOMETHING, if not several things going on daily! We also celebrated Amber’s 7th birthday, and my brother Rob (& Heather’s) baby shower, which I made all the centerpieces for, using the Bouncing Baby Buggy ©. Let’s not forget several days of no power due to hurricane Irene. Another thing that has kept me busy is some family stuff with my mom. I’ll update you all on that on another day as well. Needless to say life has been busier than ever!

Speaking of busy, today I get to share some creative stuff, finally! That is the stuff that keeps me SANE when things get a little INSANE. I’m sure you can relate.

After my almost month long blog hiatus, I was barely able to get creative this month, but actually managed to squeak out some quick, projects that are perfect for anyone who wants to get crafty, but is as busy as myself!

So let me get started in sharing the preview at some of our NEW! products from our September Release, which will be available September 1st. 

The design team are sharing 4 card ideas each today!!

Stop by and visit:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Kathryn Berthiaume
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • This month is a fabby release!

    We are releasing 2 complete Pretty Impressions Digital Stamp Sets, and 7 Pretty Impressions Digital Stamp Single Images 😀 There is something for everyone 😀 So the team had each designs a set of 4 cards using the latest images, to get the ideas started!

    We are also release 2 Pretty Packaging Templates this month too!

    So….I wanted to give you a sweet little preview at what is to come tomorrow with my project today!

    Trendy Lil’ Treacher Tote!

    Going with a retro fabulous, step above your typical “apple” theme…

      I wanted to create a project to showcase some of the AMAZING goodies we are releasing this month, while at the same time, creating a gift set for my children’s new teacher’s as they go back to school, so I made this gift set!

    Read it all because I share all the fun products and details that went into this coordinating gift set, that LOOKS complicated, but was oh so simple. Done in an hour!  Gotta love that.

    The gift bag was created using the NEW! Tricky Treat Tote ©

    Tricky Treat Tote $5

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC 

    Completed Project Size:

    7 3/4 Inches Tall

    6 1/4 Inches Wide

    3 Inches Deep

    Looking for that perfect tote to package up those tricky treats?

    Well this tote is anything but “tricky”, but it will certainly be a treat for the lucky recipient!

    This is the perfect tote style bag, made from cardstock! This features a fun and functional handle that is just perfect for toting around. Make one for every occasion!

    Perfect for the Trick-or-Treater, Birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, or whenever there is a time to celebrate.

    This is our version above, filled with all the delicious treatlets we have made!

    Now keep in mind, I stuffed my bottom so the items will be closer to the top, because this really is a fabulous size gift boxy bag!!

    Now some more details of the finished bag!

    Isn’t this so pretty?! A unique combination of colors, which was inspired by a fabric swatch I picked up at Walmart. I LOVE getting inspired by cloth, clothing, and even advertisements!!!

    Check out the fabric! It was the start of this entire project. I just feel in love with it 😀

    When I saw Kristin’s Trendy Forest © Pretty Printable Digital Paper, I knew that the Coral Forest pattern would look so similar if printed on a Caribbean colored cardstock, so I gave it a whirl, and it was perfection!

    As stated above I simply printed my Trendy Forest © Pretty Printable Digital Paper, on a Caribbean colored cardstock for my patterned layers. The patterned paper really kicked this sample up a notch! Think of all the amazing designs you can get with combining various colors and patterns. I love it.

    For the tag on my Tricky Treat Tote © I used the Simple Tags Rectangle © for my tag (we are releasing several tags this month-love them!), which I layered the trunk and flowers with center images, from the Happy Hallows © to create my own floral tree just like in the paper, and like the pattern on the fabric I found. I added a sentiment on the bottom from the Sensational Sentiments© 

    Now some more details about this gift set, and our 2nd  Pretty Packaging Template for the month: Tying Up Loose Ends ©

    Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC 

    Completed Project Size:

    5 1/2 Inches Long

    2 1/2 Inches Wide

    2 1/2 Inches Deep

    More often than not we are always looking for fun and unique ways to package up even the simplest of items. Now you can have some simple packaging to do just that!

    When you are short on time, have many to make, or just want something that is simple, but looks perfect in no time at all, then this is the packaging for you.

    This is a fancy looking, but simple wrap that can package so many fun treats. Just “tie” up those loose ends, and you are ready to gift even the smallest tokens of love and appreciation with style.

    In our sample today I have included two Apple Pie scented votvies from Yankee Candle. Always a simple, but appreciated treat! You can even exchange a scent if you don’t like it. I try to go with classic scents that just about everyone loves. Who doesn’t love the smell of a fresh apple pie baking, without consuming all the calories after its cooked?! LOL!

    You can easily fit two votives in here, as well as many other amazing gifts, candies, or treats.

    Fold in your side flaps, then tie closed!

    Easy peasy done!

    This is one of our fastest templates, with some simpy fun details, such as the angled ends, with pretty perfect tabs that you can easily tie closed!

    In my sample here I used the same layered tree I created using the Happy Hallows © set. I obviously printed the paper I used in my previous project, to make everything simple, and coordinate.

    Now, last but not least I have the card set of 6 I created.

    Buzzing By…

    These were SO simple to make.

    I used Happy Hallows © set, in addition to the Bee-Loved © & Sentiments set to create my card set today. I digitally created my tree, added the sentiment, buzzing trail and my lil’ bee.

    This tree image was digitally colored and  layered in just a few seconds.
    I tell you there is nothing quicker and easier than digitally creating some cards! What would take an eternity to hand stamp this layered set of images, took minutes. Once I get my images colored and layered, I just print as many as I want/need and it is all done in a fraction of the time! I just added a strip of cardstock and a simple bow! DONE! You can also quickly and easily change up your colors and layout, and even SAVE your project for future card/creations. So your time spent creating is never in vain, on ONE project.

    I reccommend using a FREE photo & paper editing program: GIMP <—-CLICK HERE! This is some amazing software that will allow you to use our Pretty Impressions Digital Images, and all our Pretty Printables Digital Paper with ease!

    We have numerous videos/tutorials on our website for use of our products that you may find helpful as well, along with some FREE product, so you can try our products RISK FREE 😀 We are confident that you will love working with our products, with all the versatility each offers.

     Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Tricky Treat Tote, Tying Up Loose Ends

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Happy Hallows, Keep Strong, Sensational Sentiments, Bee Loved & Sentiments

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Trendy Forest

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Simple Tags Rectangle

    Note: Large apple is hand sanitizer from Bath & Body Works.

    So I hope you have all enjoyed everyone previews of just some of our amazing new products which will be available tomorrow 😀

    Be back then to share even more!

    See you then 😀