Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11th Blog Hop

Today is a day of remembrance, and a time to thank all of those who have served our country. Past, present and future, the words ‘thank you’ don't seem to be enough. Many people have given so much of themselves, to work tirelessly to preserve our freedom and protect our country.

Today on 9/11 we take a moment to remember those who lost their lives that tragic day, and the families they left behind. We take another moment to honor all of the individuals who helped that day, and who are, or who have served our country. Today we remember.

In honor of all these individuals and their families My Time Made Easy ™ LLC and Paper Sweeties has organized a Blog Hop with *NEW* products & projects to inspire you to create gifts for our Troops, or that special someone!

Please see what all the following designers have made using the *NEW* products:

My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

· Lauren Meader – owner My Time Made Easy
· Kimberly Morrow
· Lisa Kind
· Tangii Crain
· Tina Hale

Paper Sweeties

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – owner Paper Sweeties

Andrea Ewen

Char Cundy

Jeanne Jachna

Jinny Newlin

Pattie Goldman

Additional designers:

Tammy Hobbsg

Melissa Phillips

Nicole Segnere

Rebecca Deeprose


Now you are probably excited to see what was released in honor of this special occasion!

*NEW* at Paper Sweeties in September and available for a ‘special pre-release’ on 9/11 is an adorable boy doll stamp named ‘Jake’! Jake measures approximately 3 ½” tall and is the perfect companion for the Sweeties girl stamps – Abigail, Emma and Sophie! Jake has several outfits available this month – one of which is the cutest soldier ‘dress’ uniform complete with a medal of honor, hat and six heartfelt sentiments! Jake was designed at the request of a good friend who is very involved with the Operation Write Home organization because she has a brother serving overseas in the armed forces! Each Sweeties stamp set retails for $10. Paper Sweeties full September release launches 9/15.
*NEW* at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is an amazing package collection called Made in the USA!

Made in the USA Package $10

As mentioned above, this collection was created in honor of those who have, or who are currently serving our country! This package includes everything you need to create your own amazing gift package! Contents in this collection are the Tough Tank Template, a sheet of Camouflage Digital Paper, and an additional three sheets of patterned paper in red polka dots, yellow stars, and blue stripes, as well as a Set of 31 Digital Images called Made in the USA.

Made in the USA Digital Stamp Set: includes a Military Forces tag that can be customized, a saluting soldier silhouette, a Dog Tag, circle flag tag, alphabet for you to create your own tag, as well as a Made in the U.S.A. sentiment.

Tough Tank Pretty Packaging Template

Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC

Completed Project Size:

4 3/4 Inches Tall

6 1/2 Inches Wide

7 1/2 Inches Long

This was designed at the request of, and in the honor of Lauren’s brother, Craig, who served many years in the U.S. Army! He wanted a realistic version of the "real deal" to honor his time spent serving our country! Note: The top of the tank rotates 360 degrees, and comes off the tank, so you can package all sorts of gift items inside the tank.

Now you too can easily re-create this Tough Tank to create your own customized gift package. The perfect container to package up gifts for any of our Troops, maybe for sending a special care package, a great gift option for someone who served, or is serving in the military, or maybe that special child in your life who enjoys playing with Army men, and things of similar nature. Makes an excellent party favor or centerpiece too and when partnered together with Paper Sweeties Jake and his adorable uniform outfit … you’ve got everything you need to create the perfect gift, card, party favor or decoration!

THANK YOU for joining us for this special commemoration blog hop!


  1. Your card is so super sweet, Nicole...I love the patriotic colors and how you've 'dressed' Jake! Awesome!

  2. I love your embossed background. It's the perfect backdrop for Jake!

  3. Hi Nicole, What a fabuous embossed background for Jake!!! Love the way he looks against kraft and the touch of saddle stitched ribbon! So well done!

  4. So cute Nicole! I love the embossed stars in the background , and Jake is adorable!

  5. Oooo! That embossed, star background just couldn't be any more perfect, Nicole! It highlights Jake, in his uniform, so brilliantly!

  6. I love that pretty embossed background and Jake in his Class A's! A perfect tribute to our heros today!

  7. WOW ... simply adorable, Nicole! Jake looks so handsome in his dress blues and the embossed star background is just perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing your time with us to create this super sweet card for today's hop :)