Friday, December 18, 2009

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT...My Secret, Behind the Scenes Work ;]

So, today is the day!!  My BIG announcement about all of my work behind the scenes!!  Many of you are aware of Lauren Meader's new venture in starting her own online store called My Time Made Easy ™ LLC.  WELL...today is also the day that Lauren is launching her store!  YAY!!!  Finally ;]  Be sure to grab her blinkie and sign up for the newsletter if you haven't yet!  That's where you will receive the code for a FREE template ;]  If you are signed up for the newsletter, make sure you find it in your email so that you can grab the code and use it before it expires on Christmas!!

My Time Made Easy

Lauren is offering Pretty Packaging© (her AWESOME templates), Pretty Impressions© (her NEW, ADORABLE stamp line), and Pretty Printables© (digital paper packs) designed by yours truly, ME!  OMG!!!  Yes, Lauren asked ME to design her digital paper line for My Time Made Easy ™ LLC!!!!  PINCH me, please ;] 

Speaking of pinching me, one of Lauren's AWESOME templates being offered for sale is "In A Pinch©"!!  She debuted this template last month on her blog and received a HUGE response from her readers...with good reason!  Just LOOK at this adorable, "pinched" box!  Isn't it cute?
 
It looks difficult to put together, but that's the amazing thing about Lauren's templates!  She does all the hard work so that we don't have to!  This went together in a jif!  Oh, and it holds a TON of stuff!  Look at everything (minus the coffee mug) that fits inside of this!  2 bags of Ghiradelli chocolate and caramel flavored coffee, 2 vanilla cookie sticks, and a pouch of Ghiradelli cocoa...AND I had room to spare.  I could have easily added a little bag of chocolate chips or caramels to go with the coffee!  When you untie the ribbon the pinched area expands to the same dimensions as the rest of the box, so it's no trouble adding those things that JUST fit (like two small bags of coffee).


I used eyelash yarn to single-crochet a length that I glued to the curved lines of my striped panel.  I also crocheted a flower using the same yarn in the hopes that it would turn out looking like a big snowflake.  I think it looks more like a snowball than a snowflake, but it's different and cute so I went with it!  LOL

Sooo...check out that striped paper and the snowflake punched from the blue snowflake paper!  Oh, and check out the top of my box, you can see a peek of my blue polka dot paper. Isn't it striking?! I LOVE it!  Yep...that's the paper I made! 

We are releasing three, 12-page sets of Pretty Printables© digital paper packs today:

The 12 Days of Snowflakes©
That Hit the Spot©
Throw Me A Line©

The 12 Days of Snowflakes© is being offered as a permanent FREE download, so be sure to grab it and whip up those last minute projects just in time for Christmas!! All three packs coordinate perfectly with each other. That Hit the Spot© is being offered for only $3! That's a 50% discount!!! Be sure to scoop that up before it reverts back to regular price! Throw Me A Line© is a striking collection of complementary colors that are sooo versatile - especially when coordinating with The 12 Days of Snowflakes© and That Hit the Spot© papers!

Oh and don't forget to check out the amazing templates!!! Cutesy Cover© is a permanent FREE template as well and you can view Lauren's gorgeous sample using the snowflake paper in the store ;] Isn't it pretty?! Let me tell you, it is by far the easiest template I've ever put together! I have so many ideas for this template...you can view one of them in a few days if you keep up with my blog ;]

If you create anything using the paper I designed, please feel free to send me an email so that I can view it!  I'm so excited to see what others do with my Pretty Printables© paper! 
 
If you haven't read the big announcement on Lauren's blog yet, make sure you swing by to get all the deets and to check out the ultra talented design team ♥
 
This is a HUGE, exciting venture for me!  I hope you join me and show me what you can do with the Pretty Printables© paper and the coordinating Pretty Packaging© and Pretty Impressions©!  Thank you for allowing me to share my excitement!!!  Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and are over-prepared for the big day ;]  I for one am BEHIND! 
 
See you back here tomorrow for another fun challenge from Just Us Girls!

25 comments:

GabrielleH said...

Great news, Kristin! I'm very excited for you, Mona and Pam! What a great opportunity! I can't wait to check out your paper! Really amazing stuff. I love what you did with this template. It is so soft and girlie! Great job and congratulations!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Congrats, Kristin and best of luck with your new adventure! Your treat box looks amazing, especially with the eyelash yarn embellishments! I can't believe all you managed to contain in there! Way to go, girl!

Tamara said...

I am sooooo happy for you Kristin! My short time as a member of Lauren's Mytime desing team with you was a dream. You are so amazingly generous, and talented, and sweet. I am sure I will continue to be inspired by your creativity and your spirit.

broni (waterchild12) said...

I'm so excited for you, Kristin!!! I'm trying to get into the store now, but evidently 30 zillion other people are trying as well, because it's so slow!! That's a good thing!! Best of luck!!

Andrea M said...

YEAH KRISTIN!!!!! Congratulations! I am super excited for you and I am so glad you get to share more of your wonderful work with others through Lauren's new venture! I am so looking forward to seeing more of your projects and am checking out those new digi papers next :) So happy for you! Congrats again and Merry Christmas!

Katie Cotton said...

fabulous fabulous fabulous! I love it!!!! I cant wait to be working with you!

dpkennedy said...

This is so awesome! Congrats!! You rock girl!

Catherine Doucette said...

Wow, this is just adorable :0) and I have those EXACT same mugs!! Congratulations on being on this amazing design team!

Terri said...

Congratulations! I have been following your work for awhile now. Nice job on your sample. I look forward to seeing what patterned paper you come up with next.

Nancy L. said...

awesome news, congrats!! love your template!

Trisha said...

Your creations are always beautiful! Lauren definitely made a great choice in you. Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Thanks for sharing the news with us!

Stampin' Pam said...

LOVE Love Love Love Love it Kristin - all of it - just FAB - more love when I'm on a better internet connection - SLOW ugh.

Jan Hirsch said...

Congratulations, Kristin! I am so excited to see all the pretty stuff you guys have cooked up! Lauren was smart to choose you!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh My Kristin! Your In a Pinch sample is decorated so beautifully! I love how you incorporated the digi paper with your multi-layered snowflakes!!! Thank you for all your hard work with the easy to use & beautiful MTME Pretty Printables digi paper. I am so honored to be on a DT with you!

Helen Watanabi said...

This template design is so gorgeous as is your paper! You girls are so talented, I can't wait to see what's next!!! Congrats!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you and I wish you continued success in your new venture! Your box is beautiful, and that paper is fabulous! I'll be tuned in to see what's next:)

Dana Gustafson said...

Aww sweetie! This is FaBULOUS! And you deserve every bit of the congratulations being showered down on you! I am so excited to see your digital designs paired up with Lauren's fab templates!! You know I am a fan and will be cheering you on every release. hugs!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

WOWWEEE - I love the fluffy stuff - and those snowflakes. Your papers are WONDERFUL Kristin - and oh how everyone will be FLOORED with the first release! :) Glad to be working with you some more - you're a real special lady, and I'm glad to call you friend :). CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Joan B said...

Congrats. gorgeous. Enjoy the snow. I'm in Fairfax...

Lisa Kind said...

WOW Kristin! There couldn't be a more deserving person, Kristin! Your savvy computer designs have always fascinated me! I'm sure this will be a big hit! Congratulations on this new venture...what better time for it to happen than with the turn of a new decade! Love your In a Pinch project too! So lovely! Congrats again, sweetie!

Lauren (mytime) said...

I loved this project! All the details are amazing.You have been an amazing asset to me, of course. I could just gush over you forever. What can I say YOU ROCK! (wink)

Debbie Olson said...

Fabulous job, Kristin, and congrats on being on Lauren's team!

Silke Ledlow said...

WAHOOOOOO - HOW SUPER COOL!!! CONGRATS ON THE FABULOUS NEWS AND MAKING LAUREN'S TEAM!!! LOVE HER TEMPLATES...AND I ALREADY HAVE A FEW OF HER PTI ONES...!!!

LOVE YOUR BOX DESIGN...AND GUESS WHAT I HAVE THE SAME LONGABERGER MUG IN GREEN - LOL!!!

HAVE FUN AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR AWESOME DESIGNS!!! HUGS ~s~

Maria Levine said...

Kristin! I am sooo excited for you!! I knew you were going to be one of the girlies! Congrats. Can't wait to see it all once the site is back up and running! I'm sure Lauren is stressed to the max but I know it will be awesome!!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Congratulations, Kristin! SO happy for you! Your project is just fabulous.. can't wait to see more of your designs and creations!

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