December 17, 2009

BIG News!!

Welcome!

I can't even BEGIN to tell you how excited I am to be a part of Lauren's first Design Team for My Time Made Easy!  She really has put together a GREAT team for the launch of her store, and I'm SO glad and honored to be a part of it!

It's been hard for me to keep quiet, but all this waiting is worth it!  Lauren has SO MANY great things in store for you all -- you are certainly in for a treat.

My Time Made Easy™ will be offering oodles of goodies - including beautiful printable digital papers, and templates, and STAMPS.

Today's project is 'In a Pinch'.  This is one of the very first Pretty Package© templates Lauren will be offering to you all, and it's a CINCH to make...pun intended -- lol.

Let me tell you - I have a Cricut Expression, and it sat in the box for 5 MONTHS...and one day, I got an e-mail from Lauren telling me that I HAD to open the box and USE it...she had just gotten hers and fell in love with all the possibilities.  And you know what???  She was SO right.  The machine comes with a DVD, and it makes it SO EASY to get started.  I went from feeling intimidated to making my first cut in about 45 minutes (and that included unpacking the machine out of the box!)

As most of you have read already, Lauren will be offering her Pretty Package© templates in all the popular cutter compatible files, and let me tell you...HEAVEN!  This was SO simple to do, and then to put together - it's a total no brainer.  She's ruined me for all printable templates -- I've instantly become a lazy papercrafter, lol.

So now -- a little bit about my project...I started out by using my Cricut to cut out the pieces for the template, and then before assembly, I stamped some flourishes from Lizzie Anne Designs So Swirly set in versamark, and then used heat & stick powder and dazzling diamonds glitter to make it all sparkly...you know I LOVE the sparkle.





See that great paper???  YEP - that's some of the NEW 12 Days of Snowflakes Pretty Printables© paper!!  It is FREE, and comes in lots of gorgeous colors...I've chosen the olive one for my 'In a Pinch' project.  The letters were cut out of some red CS on my Cricut, using SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot), and a font I already had on my computer...I thought 'joy' would be appropriate for this, since I'm overjoyed with my new DT responsibilities ;).  There's also a peek at some other paper that will be available in the store -- can you guess???  YES - those delicious stripes -- that's from the Throw me a Line collection!




The top of the box is just the perfect size to put a giga scalloped rectangle for a tag, in the event of gift giving, if you don't want one hanging off the top.  The In a Pinch Pretty Package© Template will be available for purchase in the store for only $3.00 until Christmas, at which time it will go to the regular already low price of $5.00, so why not get yourself a little treat for being an EXTRA good girl/guy this year??? ;).  This template is great size for a little single serving size bag of coffee, or some chocolate covered coffee beans, candy, candles, LOTS of great things!  

Well, that's about it for today -- I think I've talked your ear off enough! :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by, and hope you enjoy the hop around to see who the rest of my team mates are!  Thanks to Lauren for giving me this GREAT opportunity - and I hope you'll be back often to check in and see what I make with My Time Made Easy™!

Supplies:
Stamps: So Swirly (Lizzie Anne Designs), Simple Alpha (PTI)

Ink: Versamark, craft white
Paper: Real Red CS, Pretty Printables© 12 Days of Snowflakes
Accessories: In a Pinch Pretty Package Template, glitter, Ripe Avocado Ribbon (PTI)

23 comments:

Lelia said...

So cool! I can say that I don't think I have ever seen a bag like this one! :O) Great job and congrats to you, Tracey!!!

Hugs,
Lelia

Alyssa S said...

Woo Hoo! When I got the newsletter this morning, I just had to pop over and see if you were on Lauren's design team! Way to go! Love your project - too cute!
Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Tamara said...

Amazing news Tracey! I am not at all surprised that Lauren chose you. I loved working with you on her original MyTime DT, and I am sure I will continue to be inspired by your projects. I am also really inspired by you, and how you have recently joined the Pink Cat DT, and now Lauren's new DT. I am going to be working to emulate your success :) Congrats again!

Katie Cotton said...

love it! Fantastic job!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbi said...

See, we PSFs knew! I ♥ the way you sort of just ignored the comment the other day! ;-) I'm so excited for you about this new venture! Your projects are always awesome!

Terri said...

Congratulations! I am glad to see you will be part of the design team. Nice job on your sample. I look foward to seeing what you come up with next!

Nancy L. said...

congrats! beautiful template!

Stampin' Pam said...

Love Love Love Love Love it Trace... More love when I have a better internet connection LOL - SLOW is UGH. BUT having fun here in Deutschland. Not online a lot but had to leave a lil love.

Riet said...

Wowwww Tracey,what beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Barb said...

WHOO HOO!!! I was hopeing you'd be on Laurens design team!!!! I'm anxious to see what wonderful creations you have in store for us!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very cute take on the new My Time Made Easy In a Pinch template & great way to use the MTME 12 Days of Snowflakes Pretty Printables digi paper! That tag on top fits perfectly! So happy to be along your side creating with Lauren & the rest of the MTME DT girls!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Happy to have your Tracey! I love you and your work! You are a fab addition. Im happy you added us to your busy schedule
Your project was perfect too

Rebecca said...

Really great project! Congrats on the DT!

Dana Gustafson said...

Congrats Tracey! That is so cool and YOU are so talented! I can't wait to see what you all do with Lauren's templates!

Davi said...
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Davi said...

Tracey, Congrats on your new honor. Your great work will surely be an asset. I love your pretty red box, flourishes and the fun border dp.

Laura said...

Very cool packaging! Congratulations!

Lisa Kind said...

Congrats, Tracey! So deserving, for certain! Love this template and your design! I didn't realize that the Cricut will actually cut out the template! I may need one for sure, now! Lovely project!

Kristin Bueter said...

Tracey, this is gorgeous!! I love how you used the olive snowflake paper with the contrasting red template!! Those sparkly swirls are the perfect touch...and Joy sure does describe what I think we all are feeling having been selected to Lauren's team! Beautiful, girly!!

Debbie Olson said...

Tracey, great job, and congratulations for being on Lauren's team too!

Renee V. said...

Tracey - I am so happy and excited for you!!! Congratulations on being part of such an exciting adventure! Your creativity is certainly admired and I'm looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!!!
Hugs and love,
Renee

Maria Levine said...

CONGRATS TRACEY! That is so amazing! You will so rock it all. Love this creation!!!

Lisa H. said...

congrats! what a great team to be a part of! love your projects!