If you ordered PLEASE READ:
(if you are just stopping by check out this post and the one below)
We are experiencing some glitches, I am aware of each of them, and I want to update you.
I’m so excited you are all excited about the “unofficial” opening of our store! There were so many people accessing it at the same time we had some ‘error” messages occur.
I appreciate your patience as we work everything out. The reason for our unofficial opening was to ensure SMOOTH sailing for our actual opening January 3rd.
Now that being said we have certainly had some glitches!! Initially the store was VERY slow (as was the download process). I called our web-host and the problem is now fixed. Things should run a lot quicker.
If you were a email subscriber and attempted to immediately use the coupon code for your FREE template, please try that again, it is now fixed. This email was available ONLY to subscribers.
If you have purchased/downloaded any of the Pretty Printable © digital papers or Pretty Packaging ©templates and received a notice that they were already downloaded, or download has expired-that is in the process of being fixed. Please give it a little time today so we can fix it for you.
You can later go to your account and download them!
That is all for now. In the meantime I really want to thank you all the kind words and support!
Our web-host said he has never seen so many people attempting to access a site at ONE time!
I appreciate each of you!
I am doing my best to get everything all worked out (or should I say poor Sara is!)
Store is running SLOW and downloads are taking a LONG time! Sorry. There isn’t too much more I can say other than
this isn’t NORMAL, and we are working to fix it. There is just a influx of people downloading.
So please bear with me. Everyone will get everything
If you don’t NEED to download now, maybe wait till later, when things settle down. You have 2 days to access your files, and 5 attemps.
This post is JAM packed with a lot of eye candy and information! So please be sure to read it all. I wouldn’t want you to miss out on anything.
Somebody PINCH me! (wink)
The time has FINALLY come for My Time Made Easy™ LLC to “unofficially” be opened! So hurry and go check everything out!! If you subscribed to our newsletter be sure to check your IN BOX or Spam folder (just in case!!!) You don’t want to miss your FREE template in there.
By “unofficial” opening, I mean we do not yet have our first release of the complete packaging line with coordinating paper and acrylic stamps yet, but we DO have THREE fabulous NEW! and easy to assemble templates for all your gift giving needs *just in time for the holidays*!
All my NEW! My Time Made Easy™ LLC Pretty Packaging © templates will be offered in the following formats:
Here are the most common home cutting machines and the suggested format to cut My Time Made Easy templates.
These are an instant download, so you can start creating in minutes! For ONE low price you can make so many gifts for everyone on your list!
Our template files are priced at only $5. You get UNLIMITED use from the template download. Each file includes step by step, detailed photo instructions. There will also be a PDF download of the scoring guide included for those using personal cutting machines.
Right now the economy is in a bad place and we could ALL use a break on our wallet wherever we can get it, we have ONE free template called Cutesy Cover (this will always be FREE), Hanging Holiday Sled- listed for ONLY $1, and another FAB template called In a Pinch © for only $3! These sale prices will expire the day after Christmas!
The trio of Pretty Packaging templates are just what you need to “Pretty” up any inexpensive item, and affordably make gifts for everyone on your list!
Now even MORE!! We have some Pretty Printable © digital paper too! What could be more fun?
Another instant download! All our patterned paper is 300dpi and delivered in a zip file so you can download it and print it right from home. Each digital page is saved as a jpeg which allows you to easily resize it for your cardstock size! Now you can have patterns in your favorite sizes for any project.
Our pricing will be at only 0.50 cents a sheet! So our collection costs will range according to the number of designs offered. VERY affordable.
We have worked hard to ensure the colors in our collection of digital papers come close to those you may already have in your ever building collection of cardstock, and ink. That will make matching up easy.
We have 3 collections ready for you!
12 Days of Snowflakes is FREE, That Hit the Spot is on SALE for ONLY $ 3, then we have Throw Me a Line for $6!
So today you can get several NEW! Pretty Packaging templates, and NEW! Pretty Printable © digital paper.
If you were to purchase everything we have today you would pay ONLY $13!!! What an amazing value to be able to make UNLIMITED personalized gifts.
If you are excited now, wait until you see what we have for our very first “official release”.
First up…..In a Pinch ©
Frosty the Snowgirl
You are going to be BLOWN away with the possibilities this template has to offer.
I saw a cute lil snowman……I mean snowgirl, when I looked at this! (oh and another collection that I will share very soon)
This template goes together-in a pinch (hence the name!). You can easily fill it with so many treats!
Those of you wither personal cutters can easily resize this to suit any project/gift. Plus having a machine cut these templates out saves you SO MUCH time! I am in complete gift packaging HEAVEN! I have LONG awaited the templates that I create to be able to be made into this type of format. FINALLY!!
Even if you don’t have a personal cutter, this is still fun and easy 😀
I created mine using my Cricut Expression. This is set to be created in the standard template size.
Completed Project Size
Now we have a super cute felt hat, with corduroy pom pom, glittery tinsel trim, some buttons for the eyes (complete with handdrawn eyelashes, and “coal” smile) pretty wide organdy ribbon, felt snowflake ribbon, and some jungle bells make this a total WOW! Would anyone really care WHAT is inside?
Well, if you do…..I took some Lindt chocolate balls, wrapped them in white tulle so they look like snowballs (sort of!).
I punched and glitterized a snowflake. Sentiment if from an upcoming stamp set (next year! sorry) I designed. Just a TINY peek.
Now if you aren’t convinced yet wait until you see what my NEW! Design Team has put together!
I received MANY emails when I announced my new venture. I had already selected my design team, prior to my BIG announcement. I am sure you are wondering WHO will be creating the knock out samples you are going to see month after month.
I have to say there is SO much talent out there too! Many “undiscovered” little gems 😀
Each person on this team is very talented! They each bring something special to My Time Made Easy™ LLC. I hope you will grow to enjoy their talent, and be inspired by them, as much as I have. I simply cannot say enough about these women.
I decided to let their projects become their introduction to the world!
I am going to post their sample, and you will find out WHO is WHO when you click thier project link.
This team member fit all this into their template! A girl after my own heart. Look how nicely everything is coordinated.
What stunning collection that is sure to warm up the coldest day. I love the ilish embellishment with the punched snowflakes. Oh and did I mention the cocoa? YUM!
This design team member has been my right hand girl these last few weeks. I can’t even say how much of a blessing she is. She is also the official designer of the NEW! Pretty Printable © digital paper! Here she showcases the Throw Me A Line © Pretty Printable © digital paper.
Please welcome—-> CLICK HERE!
Lavender never looked so festive! I am in love. The 12 days of Snowflakes Pretty Printable © digital paper is sure to spark an arrangement of stunning winter creations. This is clean, simple and finely detailed. Look at the stitching detail! Amazing.
This design team member has been a complete blessing to me. She and her husband have helped me get everything off the ground. I cannot say how much I appreciate both of them! She is a template QUEEN for sure, and helps me fine tune all the template files. Did I also mention she is sweet as pie? How can so much talent and sweetness ooze from one person?!
You can meet her here—-> CLICK HERE!
Now showcasing another FAB version of our Pretty Printable © digital paper called That Hit the Spot, in lavender……this also POPS with the touches of chocolate! Isn’t everything better with chocolate? This is very rich looking. Love the addition of the seed beads too.
This team member created the My Time Made Easy™ LLC blinkie for me. SO sweet!
I have long loved her talent, energy and pure spark she brings to the crafting world. I am happy that she found time to join the team, as she has her own company (which I LOVE). She also juggles family and several blogs! Not sure how she does it all, but I am glad she does. (I’m also wondering why this doesn’t have an “L” for Lauren, instead of an “R”! :D)
Go say hello—-> CLICK HERE!
Pink and Pom Poms! Does it get any better than that?
Here we have all THREE of our Pretty Printable © digital papers in pink! All three of these collections coordinate together perfectly as you can see by this sample! This design team member packaged up this soft scarf into the In A Pinch © template. WOW! I never got a scarf wrapped like that before! Stunning.
It is perfectly accented with those pom poms and snowflake embellishments!
This design team member is a rising star. She has recently become a “cover girl”, making the cover of two publications! I am so proud of her. She is very organized and sure to keep me on my toes! I have put her in charge of coordinating the design team, and projects for our newsletter!
Let’s give a warm welcome—> CLICK HERE!
WOW! That is what I said when I saw this beauty!
I noticed this person immediately when she would create some amazing projects using the My Timeless Templates ©. I always wondered WHY she had not yet been “discovered”. I love everything she does. I simply cannot wait to see what she does using all our coordinating products.
This design team member used a label die to create a window for the In A Pinch. I love having a window in here. You can see she used the red version of our That Hit the Spot © Pretty Printable © digital paper, then accented it with ribbon, ric rac, bells and punched leaves, just perfect!
Last, but not least!
Another stunning creation using In A Pinch, and the olive collection of 12 Days of Snowflakes © Pretty Printable © digital paper (and and see the stripes in the back-that is the Throw Me A Line © collection)!
Joy-that is what I feel when I see this! You could whip these up for everyone on your list this year.
This person has been in my crafting “circle” for some time now. She should be able to quit her job, and stay home and stamp all day! This person is multi-talented being gifted in music as well as papercrafting. She also made the watermark for all our team members! She is SUPER savvy with any of the digital stuff too. She does some great work for some other design teams and thier digital projects. She works wonders with it all and I admit I am a but envious of those skills. I am learning though 😀
Come meet this digi girl—–> CLICK HERE!
Well what do think? Pretty exciting stuff!
Is your head just SPINNING with projects ideas now? I hope so!!IThere is more to share, but I will let this all sink in and I will return with MORE eyecandy tomorrow.
I have SO many thank yous to post, but will give that the appropriate attention soon.
I really need to thank my web girl (that is what I call her) Sara. She is a complete miracle worker (and all mine :D). She designed my blog and my store.
I would NOT trust anyone else in the world but her. I am so thankful for all her hard work and hours she put into this for me during the BUSIEST time of year. She spent countless hours not only designing this for me but doing research, and all sorts of “legwork” to ensure this site was PERFECT and just as I envisioned. I have so much love and respect for her. I cannot even tell you all how much she has meant to me. We still have a few “tweaks” before the GRAND opening but she did an amazing job getting done everything I needed.
She deserves a great big holiday bonus just for dealing with me. She talks “computer” talk and the poor girl….its all FRENCH to me! She has genius I could never imagine possible having. A pure JOY to work with.
Well I think that is all the typing my lil fingers can handle for ONE day. After taking such a LONG break from blogging this post has been a killer on my creative digits 😀
I really want to say THANK YOU, to all of you who have followed me here, and joined me in my creative ventures. You, my fellow crafters, mean the world to me. You are encouraging and really do share my excitement. A wonderful community of people I have come to know. It is a feeling that is hard to describe, but I’m sure you “get it”. These aren’t just words I’m typing on a keyboard, they come from the bottom of my heart. I cherish you all and enjoy every second I get to share what I love doing with the world.
That being said I’ll be back to share more of what I love tomorrow 😀
Thank you for all the well wishes and support. I’m dying to see your projects (especially once the complete line of stamps, paper and templates goes LIVE!) with the new stuff.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
I LOVE it!
I have had so many people hard at work (my own little MTME elves :D) to help get my store ready to go. I have a million thank yous that will all come soon 😀 Having said that….I’ll fill you all in on WHO made this for me (and any of YOU who want to add it to your blog :D) once my Design Team is announced 😀
Just click and copy the code on my sidebar——> (its HUGE right now on my sidebar (wordpress is touchy right now) but I’ll fix it later! SORRY!)
I did receive so many emails about the design team that I have yet to respond to. My design team was already in place prior to my BIG announcement. I will be having a guest spot here and there so everyone has a shot at some point ;D
I’m so excited that the My Time Made Easy LLC store opening is near! Now my “official” opening isn’t until January……but we do have a few things to share BEFORE that, just in time for the holidays!
I have my FIRST email newsletter all typed and ready to go 😀
ONLY my email subscribers will get a CODE to get a FREE Pretty Packaging © template (details to follow in the email!). There is still time…… so if you haven’t go subscribe!
Here is a little bitty PEEK at TWO Pretty Packaging © templates, soon to come!
Both will be FREE if you do join our newsletter email list 😀 Just in time for the holidays, saving you $$!
Having all the cut files allows you to resize all the Pretty Packaging © templates to suit your projects 😀 You will fall in LOVE!!
I know I have been MIA lately but I really need to take every second to focus on the details for My Time Made Easy © LLC. I do have MANY amazing samples to share once we have the “unofficial” opening before the holidays, so that you can grab a couple templates in time to make some great gifts 😀 Now for those of you with personal cutters your packages will be whipped up in no time!
Those of you still using our Printer versions…….you still have time to add the personal cutter to your wish list for Santa! LOL!
I have to say I’m loving my Cricut Expression (wink!)
Well I need to get back to work. Trust me just because I’ve been quiet doesn’t mean I haven’t been BUSY 😀 I will SOON have lots of eye candy to share 😀 So stay tuned!!
In the meantime I hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! I know I am squeezing in as much time as I can with my family too.
Be back very soon.
Yes! I am here.
I’ve been with my family. My grandfather went home after his opne heart surgery on Saturday. That is ONLY 6 days after! Alexa had a terrible tummy bug until yesterday. High fevers of 104 on and off :C
All that and about a MILLION other things going on.
I know I’ve been quiet, but I have LOTS to prepare for! With the soon to be opening of my store My Time Made Easy© LLC
I have been BUSY working on finalizing ALL the details for my FIRST release (and the second one too! LOL!) of 2 Creative Gift Packaging templates, coordinating stamps, and digital Pretty Printable Paper.
I’m so excited with everything I just can’t wait to share it all.
THIS MONTH……I want to offer a FREE Creative Gift Packaging Template and Pretty Printables Digital paper pack.
I’m working like crazy to get this all posted ASAP!
I have one FREE Creative Gift Packaging template and coordinating digital Pretty Printables © paper pack that I am HOPING to make exclusive to my EMAIL subscribers ONLY! So if you haven’t yet, sign up! You can go HERE <—-CLICK IT
The 2nd Creative Gift Packaging template and digital Pretty Printables © paper pack will be on my site, available to everyone. I will keep you ALL posted when all this comes to be, hopefully in the next week OR TWO!!!
I want you all to be able to give things a try before the BIG opening 😀 That means I have to work my hiney off to prepare all that. So that means less time here, until I get that all set. Trust me its WAY more work than it appears to be, but I am making so much progress. My web girl Sara (who is the best in the buisness and I would trust NO ONE else to do anything like this for me :D) is kickin butt, as are my design team. Wait till you see!!! I have had LOTS of help (I am a very good delegator! LOL!) and have a LONG list of thank yous that I’ll have to share soon too. It is all about TEAM WORK! I am ever grateful to everyone who has helped me get this up and running.
No worries…..there will be samples………and my design team is already whipping out ideas for you all (you’ll learn more about them soon too!)
In the meantime…..I scoured my files to find SOMETHING to share with you all…….
How cute is this little girl? I’m sending this to all my “helpers”.
This color combo is in honor of my friend Kristin!She doesn’t like Melon Mambo and Olive together, but I do!LOL!
I made her over a month ago! I was reminded of this creation yesterday.
This image is from Hangler and Stangler (?SP). A dear blog reader of mine sent me a HUGE luscious pack of pres-tamped images 😀 I can’t find her blog link (so if she reads this please let me know) but hope to post it if I do. She is wonderfully talented! I have long coveted this pack of images, but decided I HAD to color some 😀 Felt so good. Now I don’t know WHERE on earth you can find these images. I believe they are from the UK?? I could be wrong. I live in my craft room so I’m lucky I keep up on ANYTHING! Trust me.
I loved her little butterfly costume. I added some stickles to her wings too. I used my OLD label maker to create my sentiment. Its been SOOOOO long since I’ve done that! Oh man! t was fun though. I created my OWN tag going across the card. Too fun.
Well I must get going. Lots more to do
Check back in tomorrow as I will be participating in a Christmas Gift Blog Hop for JustRite Stampers!
Its a super cute project that even the kids could do, so come back!
One thing I have learned is that time waits for no one. Do not put your dreams off until tomorrow. Live your life today, to the fullest. Have no regrets. One of the worst things you can do, is to NOT do anything! To say someday “I should have”, when you didn’t. I don’t ever want to be that person, wondering “what if”.
I am always re-evaluating my life, and setting new goals for myself. As the new year approaches, like always, I started to reflect on where I have been, where I am, and where I want to be. With that reflection, it has come time for me to make some major life changes.
Like the caterpillar who morphs into the butterfly, the change isn’t quick, nor is it easy, but it is necessary, because the caterpillar is meant to be a butterfly, and in the end, the result is beautiful.
It is now my time for change. To make my dreams take flight.
That dream was having my own store for all my template creations, with coordinating stamps and digital papers!
I wanted to continue my passion for sharing what I love with the world, and make it easy and affordable!
While the idea of going on my own is scary, it is the next logical step for me. I have been doing this for some time, and I feel very ready to take the next step in my journey.
I am excited to announce that I am now opening my own online store called My Time Made Easy © LLC <—CLICK IT!!!
My Time Made Easy © LLC is going to provide you with the basics for creating your own coordinating handmade cards, tags, and gift packaging in no time. It is fun, affordable, and we made it easier than ever! I have always said that it really is all about the TOTAL package. Now you can afford to create and dress up the simplest of gifts on your own, and make them appear to be that much more special. Nothing says love like something handmade.
I am now able to offer all the things I have always dreamed of as a customer, and share them with the world!
Our goal is coordinating products with some instant gratification! No more drooling for days over projects you have to wait to buy supplies for! You can purchase our products upon first glance, with all the eye candy to follow.
Here is what we will offer:
* Easy to assemble templates for all your gift giving needs!
My ultimate dream come true!
All my NEW! My Time Made Easy © templates will be offered in the following formats:
* PDF – for those of you with home printers! An easy option for everyone!!
* .SVG files– compatible with Provocraft Cricut Personal, Cricut Expression & Cricut Create
*The Cricut series cannot cut 3rd party shapes unless extra software is purchased. To enable the ability to cut 3rd party shapes, you must buy and install Craft Edge’s Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software. This will allow the Cricut to cut files in the SVG format. This software dramatically changes the utility of the Cricut machines. It should be the first addition to anyone’s Cricut machine!
* .GSD file– compatible with Xyron Wishblade, Quickutz Shilouette, Graphtec CraftROBO (although due to size restrictions of this machine some templates may be smaller than other actual versions)
Graphtec CraftROBO. This machine is also sold as the following: Xyron Wishblade and the Quickutz Silhouette. These machines natively use the GSD format but can easily import the DXF format. No additional software is required.
* .DXF file– Pazzles Creative Cutter Inspiration, Klic N Kut Element , Groove and Maxx
These machines can cut both the PDF and DXF formats. Their native format is a proprietary format called KNK To summarize: Here are the most common home cutting machines and the suggested format to cut My Time Made Easy templates: Cricut machines: (Must buy SCAL software): SVGCraftROBO machines (including Wishblade and Silhouette): GSDKlic N Kut Series: DXF
These are an instant download, so you can start creating in minutes!
For ONE low price you can make so many gifts for everyone on your list!
Our template files are priced at only $5. You get UNLIMITED use from the template download.
Each file includes step by step, detailed photo instructions.
On the day of our product release, our design team will instantly provide 7 sample ideas using the template with a coordinating card/gift item. You will be able to instantly view these projects in our gallery upon the product release. In the days following our release, more project ideas will follow (about 2 a day for the following week), leading to a minimum of 21 different ideas!
For those of you with personal cutters the My Time Made Easy © templates could NOT be any easier!
* Top quality photopolymer (clear) stamps!
Yes! I finally took the plunge and designed some images I think you will adore! I am always open to suggestions too (wink). The idea is to have images that coordinate with our gift packaging templates, but are also versatile for cards, tags, embellishing gift items, and scrapbook pages!
My ultimate dream has been to offer this option!
I am so proud to announce that we went to the BEST for producing our images! This company is used by all the top companies, and now we are part of that lineup! You can have the best quality images for an affordable price!
Our images are ready to use! They are packaged on 4 X 6 acrylic sheets, with the images/stamp set name printed onto the acetate sheets you store them on.
They arrive in a 4 X 8 clear bag, with a hanger tag. This allows you to store it using the hanger, or you can sort into a box of your choice ( I use pretty shoe-boxes :D), Clip it up! or whatever other option that you prefer. By keeping our cost down we keep your cost down! Plus with the many methods of storing stamps, the choice is all yours. I will have actual photos of our packaging soon!
I will be shipping our stamps all over the world, and for an affordable price! No more high shipping. You pay whatever it costs us to ship to you!
*Coordinating digital papers!
Another instant download!
All our patterned paper is 300 ppi and delivered in a zip file so you can download it and print it right from home.
Each digital page is saved as a jpeg which allows you to easily resize it for your cardstock size!Now printing 6 X 6, 8 X 8, 8 1/2 X 11 or 12 X 12-is NO problem! Now you can have patterns in your favorite sizes for any project.
All our patterned paper is designed to coordinate with our stamp images. This makes creating even easier.
We are also offering a collection with each download called the “Color Me” collection. These are patterns designed with the idea that you can use them as is, or get out those Copics (or other coloring medium of choice) and custom color them to fit your project!
Use our black and white patterns to print on ANY color cardstock you have on hand for instant easy patterned paper in a rainbow of possibilities!
You can make your own double sided patterned paper, and of course use it for our My Time Made Easy © templates!
Now you get and endless supply of pretty patterned paper for ONE low price!
No more running out of a pattern, or feeling like you have to hoard your favorite pieces!
Our pricing will be at only 0.50 cents a sheet! UNLIMITED USE!! That is a fab deal. So our collection costs will range according to the number of designs offered. VERY affordable.
We have worked hard to ensure the colors in our collection of digital papers come close to those you may already have in your ever building collection of cardstock, and ink. That will make matching up easy.
Our goal is not to overwhelm you, or your wallet each month! I really want to keep our focus on affordability, ease, and coordination! So each month we will be releasing an amazing template, one stamp set (sometimes a coordinating sentiment additions set), and of course our coordinating digital paper.
While we remain “under construction” until our official first release, you are able to sign up for our newsletter! This will allow you to stay up to date on what is happening, and be with us when everything is ready to go! Also sometime in December I will be posting a FREE template (or tow :D). You will definitely want to know when that happens.
The official opening is anticipated for January 1, 2010! A great way to ring in the new year! I also want to ensure everything is PERFECT!!
Many of you have been wondering WHY I have been so consumed by “other” things the last couple of months. Well, as you can see I have had so much going on to get this all started. I did my best to keep up with everything else in my life, but beginning a company is no easy feat. It was far more involved than I even anticipated, but well worth every obstacle.
As you can imagine this is a very exciting time in my life! This is the first step, in a journey to accomplishing my biggest dream! I will continue to give 200% of myself to this venture, and make this company one to be proud of. Thank you for allowing me to share my excitement for such an event. I don’t really think there are words that can truly convey how I feel inside. I want you all to know that the excitement, inspiration and support you have offered me at many points in my life, have meant the world to me, and I hope to offer you the same in return.
Thank you for letting me share yet another piece of my life, and dreams with the world.
Now in order for me to make this dream a reality I have resigned from my position at Papertrey Ink. This is effective today. The very talented Betsy Veldman will be stepping up, in my place. She is an amazing talent and a perfect fit for Senior team! I wish her the very best!
Now you may ask yourself “What does this mean for the My Timeless Templates ©?” . With my resignation also comes the dissolution of the release of any further My Timeless Templates ©. To my knowledge, the current My Timeless Templates © will remain for sale at Papertrey Ink. For any further questions I would direct you to ask the owners of Papertrey Ink.
I have grown and changed so much since my beginning there. As I leave, I am thankful, and proud to have been a part of their growth in this industry.
All those moments, have now lead me to this moment. The moment where it is time for me to do what I have always dreamed of doing!