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May Release! Gifts for the Guy

Apr 30, 2013 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests, My Time Made Easy

It’s May 1st and that means it is time for our Release!

We have an amazing collection of coordinating items this month with Summer BBQ, and Grillin’ in mind.

So here is what we have that is NEW for MAY:

We have released:

1 NEW! Pretty Packaging Template

1 NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamp Set

NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collection

1 NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut File

Also be sure you check out our  Pretty Package Collection, where you will always save 25%!

My company focuses on the “complete package”. We work hard to offer coordinating products that are easily interchangeable with previously released products. We really enjoy being able to share the ideas and versatility each product holds.

Now come see what’s new for May!

Did you play along with our Sneak Peeks? If you did then let’s see if YOU guessed it right.

(winners will be announced tomorrow)

Great Grillin’ $3.99

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

2 1/2 Inches Wide

4 Inches Tall

4 1/4 Inches Long

Lookin’ for that special gift box for the greatst guy, that’s smokin’ hot? Well here you go! Great Grillin’ is the perfect gift holder for the guy that LOVES to BBQ!

The best part, it is EASY to assemble!

Open the lid, and fill’er up with some red confetti/bag filler and it looks just like a burning flame.

I just created my Great Grillin’ template with various shades of gray, but you could use any fun combination of colors and patterned papers.

Complete with the grill rack you can use this from so many amazing gifts!

Check out the details!

Complete with all the grillin’ bells and whistles this makes the cutest package just in time for Father’s Day or that Summer BBQ!

Also makes the perfect party favor for that Summer event, backyard party, or your great get together. Put some meat rub mix in here, savory sauce packets, a gift card to a meat house, or favorite BBQ place, maybe put some fun treats, homemade beef jerky…you get the idea. Whatever you package up, you will be servin’ it up in style.

If you choose to leave this plain it can become an outstanding lunch box, tackle box or handbag.

We also have a coordinating stamp set, so check it out- It’s Grilling Season!

You can see ALL our new products HERE!

Come back tomorrow because we will announce the randmon winners for our sneak peek guessing game!

March is here! Our winner for the entire March Release will be announced later today! So be sure if you haven’t yet, pop on by to our designers to enter yourself to win our ENTIRE March Release in the post below this one.

We have an amazing collection of coordinating items this month with Spring in mind.

My company focuses on the “complete package”. We work hard to offer coordinating products that are easily interchangeable with previously released products. We really enjoy being able to share the ideas and versatility each product holds.

Given the tough economy, we announced on the 27th, that as of today, we have now decreased our prices by 20%!

I may be a company owner, but I am really just like you. I’m a stay at home mom to 3 children, living on one primary income. I get to share what I love with the world and enjoy what I do. I KNOW how hard it can be to try to keep your family going, while maintaining your sanity through crafting, and be able to afford to buy some items without a lot of guilt! So after much debate I feel this change will help all our very valued customers 😀

So here is what we have that is NEW for MARCH:

We have released:

NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates

NEW! Pretty Impressions Stamp Set Singles

NEW! Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collection

NEW! Pretty Pieces Cut File

Also be sure you check out our  Pretty Package Collection, where you will always save 25%!

We’d like to introduce you to our 4 NEW Design Team members today!

We are excited to have them join our team. Each has a NEW project for you today, so please WELCOME them.  Also be sure you check out our entire team today,as we are each sharing some creative ways to use the *NEW* products for March as well!

Today I am going to share another fun project using our NEW! Display template.

This template can be used to display ANYTHING you want…

This template actually came about because I was going to a baby shower of a family friend and her theme was FROGS!

She was having a baby girl, and her entire room was purple and green with froggy accents. I ALWAYS have to stick to the theme and I even made the centerpiece as well, my very first Diaper Cake! Photos on that at the end of the post 😀

I used a fun embossed cardstock that was double sided. It was cute because the dots reminded me of the frogs skin. One side of the cardstock was olive, and the other a very pale green.

Perfect because it was just like the frogs skin. The inside being lighter, like the belly of the frog.

I added eyelashes to the frog eyes with a marker. Brushed on some chalk for the cheeks, and used a oval to draw on a mouth! ANYONE could do this!

I found a super cute handmade SOFT baby blanket on Etsy that was a frog, and I just HAD to get it for her. Once it arrived I was trying to think HOW I would package it up. As you know I am all about the packaging. THAT blanket sparked this entire template.

I rolled it up, and placed it into my cut Frog themed Display box!

The Frog piece COME WITH the template, so no need to try to make your own. A great box for boys too 😀 Or Princess & the Frog themed party maybe?!

I love how the frog hands are holding the little tag, and the feet are sticking out.

The tag was created using the Round Off © set, colored digitally, and layered onto a tag cut out of lavender using the Fine Finish © tag cut file.

I have to say it was a BIG hit!

Here is the gift set, completed

I used the Lil’ One-sie © cut file to create my card for the gift.

The rose is from our A Spot of Tea ©set, and the sentiment is from the Bringing Home Baby © set. Simple & easy, but OH-SO-CUTE!

As was the diaper cake I made, as requested for the centerpiece of the shower!

My very first one, I was SO PROUD of it.

My 8 year old daughter Amber helped by wrapping ALL the diapers.

I then layered them and wrapped them with my receiving blankets.

I made the little frog from cardstock., and placed her on top of the diaper cake with some pretty spiral ribbon I curled.

I added some ribbon, pearls, and some little ribbon flowers. In between the layers I rolled baby socks into “roses” and I wrapped them with tulle “leaves”, and added them to the layers.

NOTHING is GLUED! The blankets and baby socks are all usable, as are the entire package of diapers!

I bought a cake board that is basically scalloped silver cardstock. It provided a sturdy base and made it look more professional.

I was pretty happy with how well everything turned out considering I never made one before. People couldn’t believe I never made one before (yes giving my own horn a little TOOT!) I hadn’t had that much fun in a LONG time!!

I had also made the centerpieces, as you may recall a while ago

These flower pots used the Tending The Garden © 50 Images – Digital set!

I LOVE digital images because you can nix, match and resize everything to suit your needs, as I did here.

Filled the flower pots with the little “rose” baby socks. Just like on my cake.

This was the back side…same little frog as my cake topper!

I made 15 in all.

We tied balloons to the centerpieces as well.

It turned our really pretty.

I hope that got your creative wheels a churnin’!

I’ll be back to announce our winner for the March Release items.

Come back tomorrow because we will have many more fabulous project ideas for you all to try.

A Shabby Tea Room Challenge!

Jun 12, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests
My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is happily sponsoring a challenge at the Shabby Tea Room! Check out the challenge for your chance to win! This week’s winner will receive the Grab a Cuppa template, Wistful Musical Magic paper and Fine Finish digital stamp set prize package!!!

1 Year Blog Challenge-aversary Giveaway!

Mar 15, 2012 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

Happy Thursday!  

Today we are kickin’ off our 1 year Challenge-aversary!  

What would you do with a $25 gift certificate to My Time Made Easy?  Well all you have to do is play along with this week’s sketch for your chance to win!!  Winner will be announced next Thursday along with Sketch #53.

CLICK HERE to participate and see all the details!

Feel free to use our sketches on any project you want, we encourage you to get creative!  And of course you can combine challenges.  While participation with products from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is appreciated, it is not required to participate. You can use products from ANY company.

I’m happy to share with you all that we are the sponsor this week for the Shabby Tea Room challenge!

This week the Shabby Girls have chosen the theme of ‘Hi Ho Cherry O’!

 

 They ask that you create a card or project inspired by the above photo and FEATURE CHERRIES ON IT FOR NATIONAL CHERRY MONTH!

My Time Made Easy ™ LLC, has donated the Hey Cupcake © template, Farmhouse Fresh © digital paper, Sweet Treats © & Sweet Sentiments © digital stamp sets as the prize for our lucky Tea Room winner!

Please visit Shabby Tea Room challenge blog to link your creations by Sunday, February 19th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, February 20th on the Shabby Tea Room challenge blog.

Here is on oldie but goodie project that suits this fun challenge!

Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

Pretty Packaging Templates:

Hey Cupcake, Time for Tea

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

Sweet Treats, Well Preserved, A Spot of Tea, Killer Curves: Fancy Frames

Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

Farmhouse Fresh

Pretty Pieces Cut File:

A Spot of Tea Cut File, Frame Me

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the challenge!

WHO has a guess? GIVEAWAY!

Aug 27, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests, My Time Made Easy

Before I even begin to explain WHERE I’ve been since last posting on the 7th (OH MY WORD! Has it really been that long?), and WHAT I’ve been up to, WHO wants a PEEK at what is being revealed tomorrow?

Here is a TINY view

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Can you take a guess at what this months stamp/paper/template combo will be?

ALSO, we have a BIG announcement to make to, just in time for the release! So who wants to guess what that *may* be?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Comment on this post, to be entered to WIN the first MEGA Pretty Pacakging Template, with 4 Co-ordinating Stamp sets, and a Color Me Pretty Prinatables paper package !!!!!

Winner will be drawn TOMORROW! (Saturday 28th)

I promise this week of project will have been worth the wait since my last posting!

OK where have I been? What have I been up to?

More like what HAVEN’T I been doing?

Summer vacation = very limited crafting time for mom.

It was Amber’s 6th Birthday on the 13th! <—no party yet! We wait until Sept for that.

TONS of play dates, and time with my 18 month old niece.

We’ve all paid for the Dentist’s vacation home with all our appointments this summer!

Alexa is STILL in remission! As we had her checkup last week.

Back to school shopping.

August 23rd was our Wedding anniversary

Kristin and her daughter Tia came to stay for the last few days!! We had a BLAST! I miss them both already (they left this morning :C)

We FINALLY put our house up on the market! Granted it is the WORST time to do it, but once my hubby said OK I got right on it! I have my heart set on this house in particular, but obviously we have to wait for our home to sell. That is tough, but I believe in fate. I know God has a plan, and I just need to wait and be patient. If you know me, patience is NOT a quality I possess. I want everything yesterday, and I am willing to work my hiney off to make anything I set my mind to possible! I don’t shy away from hard work, and I’m totally dedicated to doing whatever I need to do, to get where I want to be. So having to depend on others to get to where I want to be is tough! With my business expanding and kids growing we need a little more room. We bought our home 8 years ago, and even added to it! It was originally only 2 bedrooms. We added an addition (then the market was sky high!) and have tried to make it work, but its not. Anyway….the time has come to move on. I just pray its before Christmas.

Juggling being a mom, and designing for my own company, on top of cranking out tons for samples for *every* release is quite challenging! Each release I look back and wonder HOW I got it all together! I do my best to consistently provide you with an arrangement of gift/card/tag ideas each month, in between the laundry and house keeping. MOST people would have a Nanny! LOL! I choose to do what I can in between being wife, mom, friend, maid, nurse, and taxi….to name a few of the hats we as women wear!

I’m not perfect at any of it either. As I type this post I just tried to DRINK my yogurt, instead of my coffee! (that is NOT even a joke!)

I’ve been feverishly designing for this release and finalizing all the templates and cut files for the upcoming holidays!! We have some amazing things in store, starting with our September Release! I tried to pull out all the stops in the next few months for you all to be able to create your own AFFORDABLE gifts this year.

Let’s be honest the economy isn’t what it use to be, so making your own gifts it not only heartfelt, but more affordable!

You know once the kids go back to school, and the days get shorter that it is time to start thinking FALL and gift giving. I’ll save all my blah, blah, blah, and excitement for tomorrow’s post!

In the meantime, I’ve been SUPER busy here, as I said. As you know with my children home for the summer I do my best to do as many fun & family oriented day activities as humanly possible!

This will be the FIRST year that all 3 of my children are in school FULL TIME! That is 6 hours of MY TIME! Don’t get me wrong, I am actually a bit teary about it. A day I so wanted/needed when they were at the “DRIVE ME INSANE” ages of 1, 3 and 5 are gone. I enjoy my children much more now that they are a smidgen older. I will miss them. I get so use to having them home in the summer that the first week of school I loathe the silence. I almost don’t know what to do with myself, and I watch the clock till it is time for them to come home. Once week 2 hits I get into a regular routine again. I’ve never had 6 consecutive crafting hours, so I can only imagine what I will get done!! Right now I craft like 2 MAYBE 3 hours (that includes design/computer time) a day, and more often than not that is even a stretch!

Anyway….the point is, I am here. I am still crafting! I’ve just been juggling alot (as I do most summer’s) and the payoff will be seen as the kids head off to school and the holidays unfold.

I have some amazing opportunities coming and I look forward to sharing everything with you as time allows.

I really want to thank ALL my loyal readers/followers/friends/customers and everyone in between for hanging in with me through the summer. I’m sure you have all been as busy as I have, and maybe you too are looking forward to returning to the routine of fall.

I hope you plan on stopping by because tomorrow will prove to be the start of a very exciting release!!!!!!!!!!!

See you then.

Winner of the Perfect Peek Package #2

Jul 1, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

This is the 2nd post for today! To see the samples for today scroll down.

The winner via www.random.org, of the Perfect Peek Giveaway Day #2 was # 97

Amanda |

Lovely watering can – great project for a garden themed class! Fave flower – daisies – the bigger the better!!

Jun 30, 9:35 AM

Amanda CONGRATS!! You have won:

Pretty Packaging Template: Wonderful Watering Can

Pretty Impressions Stamps: Tending the Garden

The Entire collection of 7 Gardening Greats Pretty Printables paper!Pretty Pieces Cut File : Perfect Pansy

Winner of DAY 1 Giveaway

Jun 30, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Contests

This is the 2nd post for today! Please Scroll down to view our projects! 

Through www.random.org the Winner of the Givewaway #1 package was #47:

Sandy Curtis |

I must say that this is one of your best templates yet! Such a unique opening that I have never seen before anywere! I love how you make everything go together for easy use but those who are not as crafty as you! Thanks for all your hard work and beautiful gifts!

Sandy C.

Jun 29, 9:42 AM

Sandy you have won:

Pretty Packaging Templates called The Flapper $5

Killer Curves: Set of 8 Images $20

Lovely Labels 1: Set of 5 images $12

Lovely Label 1 © Pretty Pieces Cut File $1.00

Congrats!

Winner for Prize Package #2 will be posted tomorrow

Hi everyone!

Well today is day one of peeks for our July 1st Release at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC.

Due to the summer schedule’s of basically everyone our project samples will be shared a little differently, with myself and the team having July 3rd and 4th off 😀 We are STILL going to share the same amount of projects, we are just going to double up on a few days. I’m sure you can all relate to the craziness of the summer holiday 😀

Now just because we are sharing things a little different this release doesn’t make it any less fabulous!

Today

*Katie Cotton

*Tracey Cuccia

 and Silke Ledlow

are all going to be using one of our NEW! Pretty Packaging Templates called The Flapper! They will each also use either the  Killer Curves or Lovely Labels set. You will definitely want to see what they’ve done!

  • Dawn Easton
  • Geny Cassady
  •  create a card using the Killer Curves or Lovely Labels sets as well, so make sure you stop by and take a PEEK at their amazing projects today!

    So let me start sharing with you!

    First up is the Pretty Packaging Templates called The Flapper

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    Here is my first creation for you to get a pretty good idea of the possibilities of this template! I truly love it, and I think you will too. Bottom line, you simply can never have enough great ways to present your gifts or homemade items!

    The Flapper Pretty Packaging Template: $5 5 Inches Wide4 Inches Deep2 1/2 Inches TallAvailable in PDF, SVG, WPC, DXF, and GSD

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    This is one box that is anything but BASIC. It is angled on all sides, and once it is untied, it unwraps lots of exciting possibilities!! A plethora of gifts can be wrapped up in here! Just use your imagination 😀fudge.JPG Named after its fashionable “flap” closure, this perfectly angled box is sure to be one you will treasure!! It can be masculine, elegant, cute or quirky! Endless possibilities.This box is sure to have the recipients lips flapping with excitement! Additonal photos will be provided on the website 😀

    I placed some tissue paper inside this creation and added some Chocolate Walnut Fudge from Fudgie Wudgie. My personal favorite is the Maple Walnut! This EASILY fits over 1 lb of fudge. Their fudge is to DIE FOR!!!! Everyone is getting a box from me this holiday season.

    What a great display for such a wonderfully delicious gift. (this was actually ONE of the 12 teacher gifts I made this year!)

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    The template includes all the decorative mat layers, to make designing even easier! It even includes the scalloped bottom panel! I will show you also that you don’t HAVE to use the mat layers to make this a WOW 😀

    I used a Santa’s Beard card-stock for my template, and a Ganache card-stock for the template flap and bottom scalloped panel. I used a Sunflower card-stock to create my decorative panels.

    All the panels were stamped with one of the four shilouette images from the Killer Curves set. I stamped some of the shilouettes in Ivory Craft ink, and some in a rich brown ink, creating a super simple, yet stunning layered look.

    ABOUT the  Killer Curves: Set of 8 Images $20

    This is a stunning label stamp set that was designed to coordinate with our Killer Curves Frames Cut File.

     The various frames measures: 2 ½ inches squared. These frames make stunning tags, or cards for any occasion quick and easy!This set comes complete with 4 gorgeous floral silhouettes that fit perfectly within the stamped frames, but can be used on their own, making this set a MUST HAVE!

    This set can be combined with a variety of other stamps you may already have, or purchase in the future! Perfect for framing your favorite sentiment, image, or even a photo!

    There is also a companion Killer Curves: Fancy Frames set that also coordinates with our Killer Curves Frame Cut File

    NOTE: The FRAME images from the Killer Curves set was not used in this creation, only one of the shilouette flowers.

    As you will see the Lovely Labels 1 © set with coordinating Lovely Labels Cut File, and the Killer Curves © also with coordinating Killer Curves Frame Cut File, make a perfect addition to this template too.

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    For the top of this I used a combination of sentiments from Just For You and Sensational Sentiments! I think it added a really nice touch. If you have the  Just For You set the larger sentiments are PERFECT for this! 

    My flower shilouettes are made the main focus for this project! I used the Lovely Labels 1 © set with coordinating Lovely Labels Cut File to make the perfect frame for my flowers. I chose to use the open line tag, and combined it with the center tag image. I think its just so pretty. Designer brads embellish my tag perfectly!

    Lovely Labels 1: Set of 5 images $12 The Lovely Labels 1 © set was designed to coordinate Lovely Labels Cut File The tags measure roughly 1 ½ X 2 ¼ You can never have too many tag design options! This set provides you with 4 various frame styles that will dress up any creation! You can put a variety or images and/or sentiments within these frames. Even customize your own labels.

    Be sure you check out our other pretty impressions stamp sets, as MANY of our sentiments/images fit perfectly inside 😀

    Now let me share about the coordinating cut file:

    Lovely Label 1 © Pretty Pieces Cut File $1.00 Available in SVG, WPC, DXF, and GSD This is a layered label set that was designed to coordinate with the Lovely Labels 1 stamp set. Used on its own it also makes a lovely tag for any card, or pretty packaging template! There are endless possibilities for this cut file!Well this is all just the beginning of so much still yet to share! Thanks for stopping by.Time for a GIVEAWAY! Valued at $38

    Simply leave a comment about your thoughts on today’s project, or what you think YOU would like to package in this fabulous template!

    You will be entered to win the following:

    Pretty Packaging Templates called The Flapper $5

    Killer Curves: Set of 8 Images $20

    Lovely Labels 1: Set of 5 images $12

    Lovely Label 1 © Pretty Pieces Cut File $1.00

    Contest winner wil be drawn tomorrow evening.

    Supplies:

    Pretty Packaging Template: The Flapper

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets: Killer Curves, Lovely Lables 1, Just for You, Sensational Sentiments

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Lovely Labels 1

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Sunflower, Ganache, Santa’s Beard

    Ink by SEI

    Ribbon from Michaels Craft Store

     As always thank you for stopping by! I so enjoy my interaction with you all. Have a super day.

    Yes you “CAN”!!

    Jun 12, 2010 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Contests, Home decor/3-D items, My Time Made Easy, Tutorials

    I have a VERY full and informative post for you today! SO grab your favorite cup of whatever you enjoy most, and have a seat!

    I promised to share a book and some ideas for those of you out there who are “Canning” challenged. So make sure you take a moment and soak in all the endless ideas 😀 More on that at the bottom!

    Today I want to first share some cards with you! Now today I am sponsoring the

     JUGS Technique Challenge 37: Let’s Get Digital <—CLICK IT! You could be entered to win a FREE digital stamp set and paper package!

    The team used the Digital Stamps from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC for thier challenge. Some even used the Digital Paper!

    Now for those of you who are too TERRIFIED to TRY anything digital My Time Made Easy ™ LLC has a FREE digital stamp you can get HERE. FREE…..That means NO RISK!

    Never tried our digital stamps?

    Well one of my lovely customers created a video for you!

    Working with Digital Stamps by Terri Moore <—CLICK TO VIEW.

    EASY PEASY!! PLUS All our digital images come with step by step photo instructions as well.

    Want to try some digital paper? 

    We have THREE different FREE digital paper packs found HERE and HERE and HERE! AGAIN-RISK FREE!

    I have also created a video for you for using Pretty Printables © <—CLICK HERE!

    I have an entire post breaking down the cost effectiveness of the digital paper—> HERE!

    I have made several video tutorials for MTME! You can view them ALL —-> HERE!

    Over the last few months I have made numerous samples with our digital images, and am always using the digital paper, so I thought I’d share a few more samples today.

    AND because I promised you all even more ways to use the Well Preserved set thought today would be the perfect day to share it all.

    Apples, Oranges, Cherries and Pears! OH MY!

    I wanted to share even more versatile card ideas using more of the fruit images!

    First up:

    An apple for teacher

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    I’m working on teacher thank yous and gifts, and thought this could be perfect for one of the 12 I have to gift things to!

    I used the Preserve It: Apples and Pears digital collection for this one. Super simple layout that can be switched up with every fruit in the set.

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    The LOVE the versatility in the apple because you can color it, leave it outlined or ADD the sliced apple core image!

    FUN! FUN! FUN!! Plus they are the perfect size for creating your own background paper or becoming the mail focus of a creation.

    Sending you sunshine!

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    How “sweet” is this?

    Reminds me of a Florida Orange Juice commercial! LOL!

    For this I printed some of the Pretty Printable paper from the Preserve It: Oranges & Strawberries collection, and the Vintage Plaid Hues of Red with Sugar! 

    I had so much fun combining the fruit slices from both the A Spot of Tea (which is the large fruit wedge) then the Well Preserved set which used the little fruit wedge!

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    I just stamped them as seen in this: Using the Fruit Wedge from A Spot of Tea © video, and added some glitter.

    My sentiment is from the You’ve Got Mail set 😀 Its such a fun and unique set that really gives new meaning to HAPPY MAIL!!

    Two Lil’ Cherries

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    OH! I so loved this one when I was done!

    I combined the label image from the Well Preserved set with the cherries, and added a clear page pebble over them.

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    I then layered it onto the floral circle frame from Paper Pattern Pieces. It gave such a elegant look!!

    I decided to split the sentiment from Sensational Sentiments.With the two lil’ cherries, and the sentiment “two words” it was perfect to me.

    I used the Fruit Medley collectionfor the bottom of this one. It was the perfect addition to my card!

    Just Pear-fect

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    This is last but certainly not least!!

    Loving the colors and the paper on this one. I used Nomad polka dot pattern from the Darling Dots collection, then the floral paper from the Tea Parlor Nomad’s Warm Apple Cider Collection. You really should check out all the patterns within each collection!! There is generally a large variety of AWESOME patterns for so many uses.

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    Once again I used the frame from Paper Pattern Pieces, This time it was the square. I love stamping the 2 pears together. I just stamped one pear, then masked it before I stamped the second one. I enjoyed coloring them, but you could easily leave them alone, or paper piece them.

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    OK now onto more details, as promised.

    There are tons of you out there who are CANNING challenged!

    Many of you expressed that you love the Well Preserved set but aren’t sure you could use it since you don’t “Can”.

    Well I think (or hope) I’ve given you a ton of ideas (for those of you who don’t “CAN”) to find uses for this set all the same. The set is very versatile, as are many of the sentiments.

    For all you out there who CAN’T can, because

    1) you don’t want to

    2) you don’t have time

    3) you never even tired-where to begin?

    4) you have no ambition to

    ….then I have some wonderful alternatives for you to still be able tp utilize the Well Preserved  stamp set, as well as the Jam Packed template!

    So if you thought you CAN’T now you CAN!!

    For all of you out there who CAN’T can your own fruit goodness, or maybe you never tried it and WANT to, then I think you will love this book I found at Walmart!

    Ball Blue Book: Guide to Preserving

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    I found this with the canning supplies (near the dish section). It has EVERYTHING you would ever want or need (with photos for you visual people like myself) for someone who has NEVER canned before 😀 I hope to share my very first batch of jam making with you all once we pick our own FRESH fruit. I think that makes the difference 😀

    Now back to you all who don’t want to bother canning, YES! you “CAN” find some great uses for the Well Preserved  stamp set.

    You can also just just the jars for packaging stuff!! IF you can fit it in a half pint canning jar you can “JAM PACK” it, with style! So the ideas are endless.

    From sewing and stamping supplies, to delectable edibles!

    There are all sorts of things you can put in the half pint Ball Canning Jar! They are pretty inexpensive too. Just let your imagination soar a little. Think outside the BOX!

    Here is a little something I made!

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    Some mini blueberry muffins!

    One batch of mix goes a LONG way when giving gifts!

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    I fit in about 6 per jar. They equal a smidgen more than gifting on large muffin, and look so cute in here.

    I just used the half pint jar, to put my mini muffins in, then for the front decoration I use the Well Preserved set with coordinating Well Preserved Cut File . You can whip up a ton of tags like this. I then added some blueberry fabric to my jar lid, then tied with some gingham ribbon. SIMPLE! DONE!

    Here are some ideas for you:

    Food mixes-like strawberry, blueberry and raspberry pankcake mix, muffin mix (already made muffin), or even bread mix.

    Drink mixes!! You will want to see Tracey’s post for sure 😀

    Candy-there is a plethora of fruit flavored candies! Some of my faves are the gummy fruit wedges and the Haribou Raspberries!

    Candles-yes! You can make your own scented candles and package it up in a Ball canning jar! How cute would that be?

    Cookies! Yup! Stack em’ up and put them in a jar instead of a bag. My favorite are Raspberry Linzer cookies!

    Scented bath & body products! How about some handmade (or store bought) soaps, or bath-salts? Lots of sweet scents!

    Fudge and other chocolate yumminess.

    Peanuts, or oven roasted cashews!! YUM!

    Apple Cider, Coffee, or Hot Cocoa mix!

    Dip! Already mixed, and ready to present to a hostess 😀

    What about the layered mixes you can put in a jar! There are ALL sorts of soups and cookie recipes that you can layer in a jar!

    Instead of a bowl of soup, what about a JAR! They can pop it in the fridge until they are ready to heat and eat.

    I think I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Get creative with your gifts, and you will be pleasantly surprised at how the smallest of gifts, presented perfectly goes a LONG way, and gets an amazing response.

    Remember, your presentation is the FIRST thing people notice, and that is what really “SELLS” people on products in the marketplace! Catchy colors, packaging designs and logos!

    Now it is easier than ever.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    I hope you took something away from my MILE LONG post today. Jeepers, I should have cleaned the house before I started this post, because now I want to go create something, instead of dust, vacuum, and wash the floor.

    Until next time.

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