My Design Team

We bring you inspiration using all of our products!


Owner, Template Creator, Illustrator, Product Designer and Project Designer

My name is Lauren Meader and I am the creator of My Time Made Easy™ LLC. I am just like you! Whether you are a business woman, stay at home mom, a working mom, or everyone in between, we all have the same things in common! Our free TIME (and often expendable income) is limited! Our daily lives are busy, and full of responsibilities. I have family to care for, a house to clean, meals to cook and that is just the first of many hats I need to wear daily. It can be hard to find "me" time. Many of us have so little time for ourselves these days, that we need to really maximize the time we do get to use, and make the most of it! That is where My Time Made Easy™ LLC comes in! This entire venture started with a simple goal: Sharing what I love with the world!! I began papercrafting in 2004, while pregnant with my third child. I needed something for "me". Once I inked up that first stamp I fell in LOVE! It has gone from a hobby to a passion. I love spending my time creating products and inspiration for you to benefit from in your time! I have even more to share with you here on my Words from Lauren page.

Visit my blog: My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence

Illustrator, Product Designer and Project Designer

I live in the Chicagoland area with my wonderful and supportive husband, son, daughter and crazy Husky. I work full-time as Graphic Designer/Pre-Press Operator at a small print company. I am an Alumnus of the Illinois Institute of Art, where I graduated with Honors and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications. I started papercrafting around 1997, but I ended up just hoarding supplies and not really completing any projects. But a few years ago, my love of papercrafting was rekindled when I was invited to scrapbook at a friend’s house. I have been obsessed ever since!

I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this amazing team! I am still pinching myself - I've been a fan of My Time Made Easy for quite a while and I never dreamed I'd be able to design product for Lauren! It is truly an honor to be on this team of incredibly talented crafters! I hope you will enjoy the products I create and are inpsired by the projects I create with them!!!

Visit my blog: Harvest Moon Papiere

Project Designer

I live in Brittany, France with my lovely husband, our little girl and our cat called Pusscat. We also have chickens and my husband keeps bees. We moved here 7 years and began renovations on our house and what a project we took on. It was originally an old stone cattle shed with only four walls, no roof, no 1st floor and no internal walls. It’s just about finished and I love it!!! I am a stay at home Mum and I love to craft, bake, blog and take care of my family. I began crafting when I met my husband before I moved to France. I started crafting simply, using a readymade topper and a peel off and I love how my crafting has devolved from there. I started life with the My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Design Team and was so delighted that I got the chance to pop over to join the main design team. I am totally hooked. The templates are so easy to put together. I don’t have a personal cutter, so I just print, cut and stick, it’s so easy. I love how each template has stamps to match and lovely coordinated papers all at the ready. I think my daughter is my inspiration for most of my crafting as anything that’s pink and girlie with princesses and fairies I love making for her.

Visit my blog: All Things Pretty Craftee

Project Designer

My very first introduction to Lauren and her amazing talent was back in October 2008 when she launched her very first My Timeless Templates … I downloaded and assembled a couple and I was completely hooked! I have a passion for paper crafting, and I especially enjoy creating to inspire others! I love to make unique, made from the heart gifts, and with Lauren’s fabby templates, it makes creating and gift giving easy peesy! It was such a joy and natural progression to see Lauren branch out on her own and start up her My Time Made Easy company in January 2010! What a bonus to not only have these wonderful templates to work with, but now we also have coordinating stamp images and digital papers too – WOW! Then, when I thought things couldn’t get much better than this, I was invited to join Lauren’s esteemed team of designers … oh my shabby goodness! Life is good … enjoy peeking at my gallery!

Visit my blog: Simple Treasures

Project Designer

Hello Everyone, My name is Farida Rone. I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Proud mother of two kids, Carlos Miguel and José Armando, married with the best man on earth and the love of my life, Amin. I am the only girl in the house, so I am the queen... Hahaha... For real, this is the nickname that my husband gave me since we met. We have a little dog named Toby. I work as Administrative Assistant from Monday thru Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. I am a blessed woman. GOD gave me all that a person can want and more than that… I have been crafting since my first son was born, and scrapbooking and card making, since 2009. Since I discovered this hobby I couldn't stop and now it’s my passion!!! I have been amazed with Lauren’s templates since I first discovered them. I've followed her work for some years. Her history and strength are admirable. I saw that she was making a DT call and I applied, knowing that many talented girls would apply too. When I saw Lauren’s email inviting me to join the DT, I could not believe it. I feel so happy and honored to be a part of a group of such talented girls. I thank God for this wonderful gift!!!

Visit my blog: FR Creciones

Project Designer

I'm so excited about being part of the My Time Made Easy team, moving over from the Pretty Palette Weekly challenge has been a dream come true. I have been a follower of Lauren’s fabulous site My Time Made Easy with her amazing templates, stamps and inspiration since the beginning. I am beyond thrilled to be part of this amazing and super talented team! I look forward to sharing and hopefully inspiring you with my creations.

Visit my blog: Paper Moments

Project Designer

Hi, I am Karien van der Westhuizen. I live in “Sunny” South Africa, sunny because we have at least 10(winter)-13(summer) hours of sunshine a day, Where I stay we do get snow, but only once in 5-10 years (a rarety) that lasts for a day or two.

My full time career, a Business Banker in one of SA’s leading Banks.

Married to Hennie for 22 years, 2 children Theresa (21) and Jaco (15). We have 2 Toypoms Snowy and Cuddles. Our home language is Afrikaans (related to Dutch).

I have lots of hobbies: cardmaking, watercolour painting, scrapbooking, stamping, sewing, making jewellery, photography………

I am very excited about being part of the My Time Made Easy Team. I stumbled across MTME over at The Shabby Tea Room of Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and MTME was the Sponsor for one of her challenges.

I was stunned at what can be done with paper! Lauren, your designs are amazing, and thanks for the opportunity to be part of your team and I hope to inspire other people with my projects.

Visit my blog: Scrappinmad-Karien

Project Designer

I am the mother of a beautiful 7 year old girl who is the light of my life. When I am not papercrafting, I work as a court reporter in Superior Court. My love for everything paper started about a year and a half ago when a friend of mine was running the Relay for Life. She needed little goodie boxes to sell at the courthouse for Valentine's Day. That is how I found Lauren and My Timeless Templates and then the My Time Made Easy designs. I instantly fell in love with them and so the fun began!

I feel so privileged to have been asked to be a part of Lauren's design team. I have always enjoyed crafts, but I especially love being able to take paper and make it into something beautiful. Lauren's templates are so easy to assemble, but they look like they took hours (every crafter's dream). I love the way every project has accessories (paper, stamps, etc.) to match that make the end result so stunning. I hope you will get some inspiration from the designs I create using the My Time Made Easy Products and that you will try them too. There are certainly a lot of talented designers on this team and I look forward to gaining some inspiration from them too. I also invite you to join in on some of the challenges that MTME has on their blog. They are so fun, and I love seeing what you create using Lauren's products.

Visit my blog: Whimsical Paper Elegance Makeup

Project Designer

Hi there! I got into papercrafts seriously when my daughter, Lauren, left home. As it turned out, papercrafting was a wonderful way to take care of empty-nest syndrome! I do work full time as an office manager, but every spare moment is spent creating. My husband and I live in 103 year old house and I love everything vintage. When I first saw Lauren's templates several years ago, I first thought: "How cute!" and then "How smart!" Lauren's templates added another dimension to my creativity. I watched as she opened her own business and now I'm thrilled to be a part of her design team with such creative women!

Visit my blog: choux-choux

Project Designer

Hi! I am Lori Kalus. I have an awesome hubby and four amazing kids. I am most commonly known as “The Triplets’ Mom.” I have a 9 year old daughter, and 7 year old triplets (2 girls, 1 boy)! My family is my biggest supporter of all my crafting endeavors! I love everything crafty and handmade. My true passion is paper crafts. I was first introduced to card making in 2007. I knew instantly I was hooked! I had so much fun making cards, but truly fell in love when I stumbled on My Timeless Templates designed by, no other than, Lauren Meader! When Lauren started her own company, My Time Made Easy, I was ecstatic! I knew we hadn’t seen anything yet! Her templates, cut files, paper, stamps…all coordinating…AmAzInG! I love creating personal, handmade gifts, tailored specifically for you. I feel truly honored to be part of this amazing and super talented My Time Made Easy team! I look forward to sharing my creations with you. :)

Visit my blog: Afternoon's Delight

Project Designer

After being a DT member with the MTME Pretty Palette Challenges , I'm so excited to now be a member of the full My Time Made Easy Design Team! Thank you Lauren for this wonderful opportunity! I have been a crafter all my life, since the days of paste and crayons and I love it as much now, if not more, than I did all those years ago! When I'm not creating, I'm busy taking care of my husband of 32 years and my kids, Aimee (32) and Jacob (24). Yes, even all grown up, they still need their Mom! I also work part-time as an administrative assistant and have recently started my own business as a Party Planner! In my spare time, I love to read, blog, bake and just hang out with the family watching a movie. I've been following Lauren since before MTME was born and am thrilled to be able to work with her templates and products every month! Such fun!!

Visit my blog: on Life & Creating

Project Designer

I am so thrilled to join Lauren and her team at My Time Made Easy! I have loved her templates, papers and stamps since the first time I created with them! I have enjoyed them even more in the past six months as a member of the Pretty Palette Challenge Team.

My love for all things crafty began in high school where I found myself scrapbooking literally everything! After the birth of my two children, scrapbooking my family memories led me to find a love for creating altered items, gift packaging and eventually brought me to card making. The innovative templates at My Time Made Easy combined with the beautiful papers and stamps make them so versatile! I love crafting my own gift packaging and cards for every occasion. Joining this great team is something I have wanted to do for a long time...and it's finally come true! I hope to inspire you to create beautiful projects with Lauren's amazing products!

Visit my blog: Paper Silhouettes

Project Designer

I am married to the love of my life, celebrating 20 years! I am mom to 2 teenaged girls and a "tween" boy. I have been a crafter of sorts for many years. The past 3 years have found me getting deeper and deeper into paper crafting. I discovered Lauren's gift for fun gift packaging just as she was opening her shop! I had the privilege of getting to be on the Pretty Palette DT early on and am thrilled to get to continue to work with her amazing company as a DT member for new releases! What a talented team I get to work with!

Visit my blog: Bumbles n' Bees

Project Designer

I discovered paper crafts a few years ago while organizing my kids' birthday parties. My Time Made Easy was one of the first paper crafting companies that caught my eye and stole my heart! Who knew you could make so many wonderful things out of paper? Lauren has made it super easy to create gorgeous, one of a kind gift sets that will knock anyone’s socks off! It was love at first sight for me, and I have been a big fan and user of the products ever since.

In August 2012, MTME asked me to join their Pretty Palette team – a dream come true – and now it is with great pleasure that I am on the main design team. Wow! I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented women for this fabulous company. Enjoy looking around. I know you will come away inspired and wanting more!

Visit my blog: Paper Craft Nut

Project Designer

Hello Wendy here...one of the newest members adopted into the MTME family....I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for 27 years we have 3 grown children and 3 frisky Yorkies.... I have always loved creating ....from cooking, sewing and crocheting to paper crafting..I started my blog a few years ago after undertaking a huge relocation for hubbys new job and found myself far away from family and friends...I am so glad I did too because blogging has brought me some fabulous opportunities and great new friendships..I have been a huge fan of Laurens since before she started MTME..... her templates are super fun and easy to put together... I just LOVE creating with them..that is what makes this journey all the sweeter...I get to play amongst all these talented ladies and learn from the best....I am super honored to be a part of MTME team and can't wait to begin

Visit my blog: Wake Up With Wendy

Administrative Assistant, Illustrator, Product Designer but mostly I'm the "Web Girl"

I have worked with Lauren for quite sometime now. First it was her blog, then her challenges and even Etsy. When she contacted me to work with her on a store what else could I say but "OF COURSE I WILL!!!!!" How could I refuse? Lauren is one of my absolute favorite clients and also one of the nicest people I have ever met! Lauren has given me the opprtunity to grow my horizons in so many different ways. *She just doesn't even know, or maybe she does?!* ;D I have been here for each release and for whatever else Lauren may need. I am still designing added features to the My Time legacy and plan to hang around for a while! Heck, I'm even considering getting myself a Cricut. I just adore working with Lauren, she is a creative genius with ideas flowing from every crevasse of her being and I just love watching her store grow with each release!

Visit my blog: Tweaks and Designs

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