Sorry this is late :C
I had a computer crash Friday (thank goodness we have a laptop, and just bought another device to back everything up), and then guests all weekend, as we celebrated Easter with my side of the family this weekend (which was last minute), since my mom’s surgery got moved up to this Friday. So I’m running crazy, to say the least.
So let me share the color swatch with you first!
I have my card for the Pretty Palette Challenge 05 to share with you.
I kept it soft and simple!
I stamped a white layer with my images, and layered it under the vellum panel, for that soft, subtle look.
Quick and easy!
Well that is it for me. I’m back on the run.
Tomorrow we have school meetings, and this week if full of appointments with my mom, so wish me luck!
I hope you all get some creative time in!
Be back tomorrow.
I’m back again.
It is ALMOST the weekend, and I don’t know if its the dreary weather, or what but this week seems to be in slow motion! I am looking forward the the weekend, and crossing my fingers for some nice weather, to brighten the mood around here.
Well today hopefully our Pretty Pattern Sketch 05, and a peek at out digital release (which is tomorrow) will brighten your day, and get you inspired to get creative this weekend.
Use Keyword MTMEPPS05
Click here to view the details and enter your creation!
(P.S. You will also want to see what the team has done with the new images.)
Now here is mine.
Isn’t she co cute? I had a blast coloring her in. I definitely love to color so this new line is perfect for me. My card colors were inspired by my Flower Fusion © pretty patterned paper!!
She is holding her sweet little friend with both hands, hence the sentiment in this set 😀 I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of my layer instead of using patterned paper.
For the “circle” layer, I chose to use the NEW! On Cloud 9 © cut file, with some stickles to add some bling and texture 😀
I also added some dimension!
I printed my image twice so I could add some POP to select parts of the image! I really love have cards with some interest, and that are not flat.
So my mushroom top, girls arm, catepilar, and flower bloom, are 3D.
Well that is it for me today.
You will definitely want to return tomorrow to see the new release items!
Enough said for now.
How are you all enjoying the projects so far?
I know I had a blast with everything this month 😀
It’s funny how excited I feel every release. I always think THIS ONE is the best. Each new template has me head over heels and each month I get a new favorite! LOL! I think the best part is, each month when I go to link the product and I view MY STORE I think WOW! How did I ever come this far? It’s amazing really. Now I have an amazing library of gift packaging to use anytime I want to give a gift, and look amazing 😀 Seriously most people I gift these completed packages to never even care what is inside! LOL!
Today we have a lot more to share with you so pay a visit to:
Well let’s start today off with some “repurposing”!
I like to try to make everything as versatile as possible, and while not every single one CAN be, I have to say every element of the Keep It Template is useful 😀
This particular template comes with 3 “templates” which are used to create the finished product Keep It. Each one as useful as the other. So,today I thought I would share a new use for one of the three templates that come in the Keep It Template!
A Stack of Drawers
This is the drawer file, that is to be used on the bottom of the template!
A very sweet 3 drawer gift set, complete with hand stamped patterned paper, pearl drawer pulls!
Now think about the fun things you can package or sort/store in this beauty!
Mini note cards
Ghirardelli chocolate squares
A photo box 😀
Jewelry (especially handmade)
I cut the 3 drawer bases in a gray cardstock, and the actual drawers in a lemon cardstock.
I stacked the files (adhering them together) then made my decorative panels.
I love the color combination of this, and the elegance of the finished product.
This ribbon is actually quite stunning in person.
It matches perfectly because it has the hues to yellow/gold as well as the hues of the gray/silver in there.
My wire butterfly was the perfect little addition to this but you can add a charm, monogram tag, mini bird, flower, or whatever else you want to dream up.
Now the paper!
I made it myself, by repeatedly stamping one of the flower silhouette from the Occasional Labels © set in a pale gray ink, then using my markers to color the flowers. I added a little more yellow to each bloom by using a dimensional gel pen!
I also used a larger silhouette flower from the Framed Elegance © set. That was stamped in the same gray ink, but stamped off once, then restamped for a very subtle, but stunning “filler” in a larger scal, to take up some of the white space.
Pretty Packaging Templates: Keep It
Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Framed Elegance, Occasional Labels
So I hope you liked my take on this template.
I have another great idea to share tomorrow, so I hope to see you then!
Welcome back everyone!!
I have a special project to share with you today!
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My project today used the NEW! Berry Sweet Basket © template.
The idea for this template came from my little crafty sidekick Amber 😀
She may only be 6 but she has endless ideas. You have to love the imagination of a child. I really try to see the world through her eye’s. Let me tell you, she has quite the imagination, and is always telling me what to do and how to do it. She is a lot like me, the older she gets! LOL! Her daddy agrees.
She said to me one day while out shopping (something we do often) at the craft store “Mom I have an idea! You are always spending so much money on a ton of baskets, why don’t you make your own paper one?” (she gets her thrifty nature from her father’s side for sure! She always trying to save me $! LOL!)
Sad but true. I DO spend money on baskets all the time, to then end up getting rid of them in a yard sale. Baskets are timeless, gender neutral and EASY way to gift something. This basket is pretty enough all in its lonesome! No bells and whistles needed.
Now I know I’ve done “basket style” templates before, so I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but promised her I’d entertain her idea. I knew I wanted it to be different than anything else as well, so I was perplexed a bit.
Amber went on to tell me “It has to be BIG, so you can fit lots of cool stuff in it!” So I said, “Amber what do you consider BIG?”. She giggled and said I don’t know, like as big as this shopping cart! Now THAT would be a cool basket. I could fits tons in it!” .
I looked at the basket and said ” Amber you are absolutely right! That WOULD be a cool basket. Look at these sides! I love that idea. You are so smart!” She replied “I know”!
So we went home and got crackin. The finished product met her approval, so I knew I was good 😀
“a” is for Amber
I put this Easter Basket together for Amber, in honor of her idea 😀 (I will definitely have to make one for the other 2 kids too! Thankfully I have time)
Amber had found this bunny at the store, and for some odd reason loved it. So I told her we would buy it for Gabby (her cousin). My real plan was to give it to her with this basket.
I cut my template from celery cardstock, and added a fuschia strip to the handle. I added some Prima flowers to the handle ends, and used a flower brad. Simply sweet!
I wanted to keep it simple, but still embellish it, so I customized the tag instead!
I decided to use a lowercase “a” for Amber. I felt the lowercase “a” was more cute, fun and whimsical. I love how it just hangs from my ribbon, and can later be used for something else she may want to add it to.
I stamped the flourish on the “a” from Fanciful Flourishes ©in a green ink , and added flowers ink fuchsia from the Singing Silhouette © set. I adore the shape of those flowers in that set!
The butterfly is from my very first set All A Flutter © ! I decided to use the cris cross pattern in the wings, since it matched the pattern in my basket. It was cut out using the Flutters and Flowers Cut File.
In the basket:
2 ceramic statues with paint
2 photo bracelet kits
butterfly shaped chalk
butterfly magnifying glass
Body wash & Lotion from Bath & Body Works
Pretty Packaging Templates: Berry Sweet Basket
Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Fanciful Flourishes, All A Flutter
Pretty Pieces Cut File: Flutters and Flowers
So there you have it!
I hope you will MAKE your own Easter Baskets and other crafty gifts this year! Don’t forget to try it WITH the kids too 😀
My kids LOVE paper crafting (OK well 2 out of the 3 anyway).
I’ll be back with more tomorrow.
ALL PRODUCTS ARE NOW LIVE!!!
YEAH! Finally the April Release is here!
In honor of the release we always have an amazing Group Post!
Today we are each featuring a gift set using the latest template called the Keep It! Template and some of our NEWEST! Pretty Impressions images.
Check out the design team here:
We have many NEW! Products that coordinate together! So don’t miss out
So as I said above, today I am featuring the Keep It! Template!
I am happy to say that I used it all on my Keep It! Template!
This sample features all 3 of the NEWEST Pretty Impressions stamp sets:
I decorated my template using the
Keep It $5
Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC
Completed Project Size
4 1/2 Inches Wide
3 1/4 Inches Deep
7 Inches Tall
Desk organization has never looked more amazing!
There are 3 template pieces to this template, and each one is amazing on it’s own as well (as you will see in the coming week!).
Now you can sort and organize your creations and desk items in style. Make one for everyone, or make one for yourself!
It includes everything you need to quickly and easily make amazing gifts.
This template is made to help you sort standard a A2 size (4 1/4 inch X 5 1/2 inches) cards and envelopes in the back pocket, as well as organize your custom made Rolodex of names, numbers, and email/home addresses in the front pocket!
Here in my Keep It! Template I created a set of 8 essentially blank cards!
This is a close up view of my tag:
I cut my tag with the Occasional Label Cut File then stamped the solid frame in blue, then overstamped the text frame over it. I stamped my floral silhouettes, then added my sentiments of choice!
I assembled all the cards, and then used the Occasional Labels, cut with the Occasional Label Cut File and the Sentimental Occasions to create a bunch of tag combinations, complete with dimensionals, so they can customize the card to suit any occasion needed!
Look at some of the sentiment buliding possibilities!
When someone is ready, they ust pick a label sentiment, and adhere it to the blank card front just like this…
I tucked the label in the drawer.
Perfect gift idea!
The drawer is a great addition to the template for you to keep stamps, paperclips, pens, erasers…whatever you need to sort, all tucked away.
Now we did the detail part, here comes the organization part!
There is NOTHING like being organzied, but better than that is making organization stylish and functional.
Now we get to the Keeping Tabs File Divider Large (for the large back pocket)
This file is perfect for sorting your projects by occasion, days of the week, month!
To help you better do that I designed a set called:
Keep It Organized Set of 57 images $20
*also available in a digital download for $12*
This set was designed for you to get it, and KEEP IT organized! Now you can organize your creations and categorize your card creations by the need of use, the occasion, and/or the day of the week or month.
You can keep track of daily or monthly “to do’s” too.
Included in this set are the rolodex block: 3 inches wide X 2 inches tall
Numbers: 0 through 9
Alphabet A through Z (in 3 letter block combination ie: A-B-C)
Days of the week
12 Months of the year
Rolodex category icons and sentiments: Name, Address, Phone (H), (W), (C)
Occasions/ Categories: Birthday, Thank you, Just Because, Holiday, Get Well, Receipts, Coupons, Blank!
Imagine the organizing possibilities now!
Now I can easily sort, and find my Thank You cards, or a Sympathy card!
You can organize a Rolodex to keep track of names, addresses (home/email), and phone numbers of those you love, or let the receiver of such a gift organize their own files!
Here you can see how I stamped the Keeping Tabs File Divider Labels with the alphabetized sentiments:
Close up view
Pretty nifty eh?
Just layer the tabs onto the Keeping Tabs File Dividers!
Then you just organize as you see fit!
The images fit inside the box to help you keep track of all the info you need to stay in touch with those you care about, or do business with.
Pretty Packaging Templates: Keep It
Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Keep It Organized, Sentimental Occasions, Occasional Sentiments, Singing Silhouette
Pretty Printable Digital Paper: Romance, Cool Romance, Flutters and Flowers
Pretty Pieces Cut File: Occasional Label, Keeping Tabs File Divider Mini, Keeping Tabs File Divider Large
WHEW!!! Are you all still with me here?
Don’t miss out on what other ideas the team has shared!
Stop back in tomorrow as we have MANY, MANY more ideas for you all.
I WAS enjoying what seems like the first of Spring, as the 3 feet of snow in my yard had finally melted, and I saw GRASS! Then, we ended up getting 2 more inches, with another storm to come today. I’m so over it! LOL!
Anyway…today I wanted to share a card using the newest Pretty Pattern 02 on the My Time Made Easy ™ LLC Blog.
Sketch Keyword will be MTMEPPS02
Here is my take on the sketch:
A strong cup o’ tea!
I loved this sketch! It really made me want to use a lot of pattern, and layers but keep it clean too! I THINK I accomplished that.
I knew I had been wanting to use this sentiment from the Keep Strong © 11 Images set, combined with one of our “coffee or tea” themed sets ( Fancy a Cuppa? © 20 Images, Grab a Cup © 37 Images, or A Spot of Tea © 20 Images ). I am really enjoying dusting off older sets, and executing old ideas I didn’t get time to implement.
So with that being said I used the cup image from Fancy a Cuppa? . I decided to stamp my own design on the cup using the daisies in the set, colored with copic markers, and added the flourishes from the Fanciful Flourishes © 21 Images.
I stamped, colored and cut out the spoon to add to my design.
Instead of a “bow” on the sketch, I used the “tea tag” I created using the “Time for Tea” sentiment, and tea pot image from Just For You © 38 Images. I added a mini flower from the Singing Silhouette © 24 Images set.
Now time to share a photo of my crafting sidekick!
This is my 6 year old papercrafter: Amber
She is hard at work, using my Copic markers to color in her project . Yes I said COPIC markers! She is very responsible, and I would trust her over anyone else 😀 She uses ALL my stuff! My Cricut, paper cutter, ink pads, cardstock, ATG gun…you name it.
She generally works along side me.
She goes to my website, picks out a template, and I will score it for her (explaining what I am doing). Depending on what he wants to do, she may decorate it first. I then help guide her to where the adhesive goes, and we both put it together 😀
She always has great ideas and inspires alot of my packaging with her imagination.
She created the entire project all on her own, picking her own images, and colors. The WHOLE thing 😀
This is one side of the creation she made for herself 😀 (and her blue nails, also painted by herself! LOL!)
Bad photo, it was dark out, and the lighting not so flattering, but she wanted a photo RIGHT away. She was so proud 😀
But not NEARLY as proud of herself as I am of her.
She is one amazing girl.
Thanks for letting me share what I do, and how my children get involved and inspire me daily. They are my reason for everything!
My children are the best “job” I ever had, and are the best thing I’ve ever created:D
See you back here soon.
This is a peek at what is to be announced tomorrow!
Don’t miss the news, as I have several surprised up my sleeve!
Well today wraps up our February Release Projects. We like to celebrate this day with a group post.
As I mentioned last month, we have added a NEW! feature to the end of our monthly release called A year in review. This is when the design team and myself shares a project using any previously released stamps, templates, papers, and cut files!
This will allow you all even MORE ideas for using previously released items!
Let the inspiration begin here:
Now let me share one of my own projects
You make me a better person
What a great reason to give a gift!
I have lots of people in my life that I feel make me want to be a better person. I love having a sentiment that tells them so!
The sentiment comes from our Sensational Sentiments set. It is by far one of my favorites.
I used last month’s template release of So Fortunate. I really wanted to focus on the fact that this is a SUPERB box/template without it having to be “Chinese take out” like themed. I really enjoyed using this with some older images. I did use the “flag” image from the What’s my fortune? Cookie Cut Filefor the pink layer (resized with my SCAL/Cricut).
I kept the design simple and the colors striking. You don’t have to go all out to make an impact.
The flowers on the main panel are from the Sensational Stems set. This is a fun and whimsical, build your own images, type of set.
For the bottom of my tag, and top border of my main panel, I paired the images with the background building set Puckered Up Patterns. I LOVE all the pattern possibilities that set has to offer and used it earlier this week on the Day 1 Peek project.
I have not yet filled this, but I have picked a recipient 😀 I know whomever receives this will know how much I appreciate them and the impact they have had on me.
Pretty Packaging Templates: So Fortunate
Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Sensational Stems, Sensational Sentiments, Puckered Up Patterns
Well I hope you enjoyed all that was shared!
I’ll be back soon with more cards and gift ideas as the month move along and time allows. We are heading into a busy Chemo/Raditaion week for my mom. So prayers are being said she has a good week.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sorry my post today will be late (and may get skipped :C). I spent ALL DAY in the hospital with my mom yesterday, so am TOO tired to do anything tonight (as I type this!). Her surgery went well and we await biopsy results this week.
I have my own doctor appointment today. I realized I better take care of me, so I don’t fall apart when my family needs me most! So wish me the best! I can’t afford to have any issues! LOL!
There is STILL some amazing samples though! Check out:
I’ll be back soon with some eye candy!!
Happy New Year!!
I want to wish you all a happy & healthy 2011!!
Today we ring in the New Year with a new release from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC!!
1 New! Pretty Packaging Template: So Fortunate
1 New! Pretty Pieces Cut File: What’s My Fortune? Cookie
1 New! Pretty Impressions Stamp set (acrylic & digital): So Fortunate
3 New! Pretty Printables Digital Paper Collections
The new release wouldn’t be fun without several great ideas, so be sure you visit the team for an amazing BLOG HOP, packed with inspiration for the New Year!
You will also want to VISIT THE GALLERY for loads of ideas using our products, new & old!
Now let me share the first of the samples today, using our new products!
This month’s release theme is Good Fortune in the New Year!
How fortunate will someone feel when they receive such a sweetly wrapped treasure, full of surprise! This is a modernized version of a Chinese”take out” box, that also has a coordinating stamp set: So Fortunate, and a 3 dimesional “fortune cookie” cut file (sold separately) to help further the gift giving possibilities and excitement!!
About the So Fortunate template:
3 3/4 Inches Wide
Available in PDF, SVG,GSD, DXF, WPC
The template also includes the decorative mat layers. I could have just stamped direct on the box, but I wanted some dimension, keeping my focus on the stunning images that Catherine designed.
I stamped the sentiment along the top of the template. I love how it came out. There are so many sentiment “building” possibilities within the set, as well as many other useful sentiments, to enhance just about any gift.
As you can see it has a wonderful, and functional handle. The side panels just slip over the handle for a unique way to unwrap your gift! Fill this with any arrangement of treats!!
Here you can see I have a Cherry Blossom scented travel size Lotion, and Body Wash from Bath & Body Works!
You can use the What’s My Fortune? Cookie Pretty Pieces Cut File to customize your very own fortune filled paper surprises by using the So Fortunate Pretty Impressions stamp set. Can it get any more FABULOUS? Nope. I don’t think so! LOL!
for Valentine’s Day!possiblities UNIQUE twist on the nd even puts a FUN andThis coordination of products is such a fun idea for EVERY occasion, a
Images were designed by Catherine Doucette-She was really able to take my vision and turn it into a tangible work of art! I LOVE the Chinese girl she designed, and all the other elements that were pulled together into this set. It is my favorite set yet!!
This is a charming set of images that is sure to bring the feelings of good fortune to any receiver! This set has MANY amazing images, as you will see, that can have unlimited possiblities for ALL YEAR ROUND! They will step up your gift giving ideas a notch or two. Designed with the idea that you can use the sentiments to fill the What’s My Fortune? cookie Pretty Pieces Cut File, it is the perfect set for any occasion when well wishes are in order.
I love the Chinese symbols in the set, paired with their meaning. They really add to the design possibilities!
Symbol for Happiness
Symbol for Love
Symbol for Good Fortune
Fortune has smiled upon you
A surprise is in store for you
Happiness is on its way to you
You will have many birthday wishes
Chinese takeout is in your future
A small blessing with soon arrive
in your marriage
in your new home
to have a friend like you
Using our NEW! products, what a great gift set this made!
This is just the beginning of possibilities.
Pretty Packaging Templates: So Fortunate
Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: So Fortunate
Pretty Pieces Cut File: What’s my fortune? cookie
I hope you enjoy what you’ve seen so far! We have several more days of amazing eye candy for you, to spark those creative juices.
We are also going to be doing a monthly “year in review“, so stay tuned for details on that! If you’ve purchased any of our past releases you will be very happy with this addition to line up, as we continue to share NEW IDEAS with our OLD products!
Until tomorrow, May Good Fortune Smile Upon You!