Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 "We Remember" Blog Hop

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

Today on 9/11 we take a moment to remember those at the World Trade Center NY in 2001, who lost their lives that 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:

Additional designers:

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.

Here's what I made using the new Paper Sweeties sets Jake and You're My Hero...

and...while it was my full intention to be able to show you what's new at MTME, my cutting machine died on me and I was unable to complete it, so please check out Lauren's blog to see this...

*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.

About: 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 my 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! Of course I was up for the challenge, as I think it is an excellent way to honor our troops.

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!
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  1. So adorable!! I love the flag background!!

  2. Your card is fabulous, Pattie...Jake looks so handsome in his Marine outfit! Your coloring is fantastic and the background is so wonderfully patriotic!

  3. Your flag back ground is amazing! You did an amazing job! showcasing Jake!

  4. I love your card Pattie!! Jake looks so crisp and the layout is perfect! Fantastic tribute!!!!!!

  5. Oh, I just love your red, white, and blue background, Patti! And Jake just couldn't look any more perfect in his dress uniform! I totally get not tackling that tank without your cutting machine, too. I don't have a cutting machine, and I literally spent a minimum of five hours on it. Fortunately, Lauren's directions are super easy to follow ;). Hugs!

  6. What a neat flag background - and the star cut out with the bow through it caught my eye immediately! I love how you colored Jake's Class A's - he looks so official!

  7. Oh ... my ... gosh! This is my FAVORITE ALL TIME Paper Sweeties card ... ever!! Girl -- you have knocked this out of the park! I adore handsome Jake dressed in his 'dress blues' and the flag patterned background on the card is SIMPLY STUNNING! Great job with your card ... thanks so much for joining us for today's inspirational hop!

  8. Lovin' that card Patty! He looks so distinguished!! The background is just perfect :)


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