January 31, 2010

Happy Mail... and a BIG GIVEAWAY!!!

Good Morning!

For those of you wondering WHERE on Earth my JUGS post is...it's coming -- some HUGE tehnical difficulties this weekend!   But let's move on to the reason for TODAY'S post!

It's release day over at My Time Made Easy!!

OODLES AND OODLES of great stuff coming out today!

You'll see some of what you can order TODAY on my blog, as well as the rest of the Design Team!

My project today is using the Happy Mail template -- isn't it SO cute?  Yes, I know - "what's new about a mailbox?"  But really - how many $$'s have you spent on those target mailboxes??  Now, by spending $5, you can make AS MANY AS YOU WANT out of Cardstock -- which is a LOT less than $1 a sheet.


This whole ensemble (box and card) used 1 sheet of 12x12 cs, 1 8.5x11 sheet of designer paper and a 1/2 sheet (with some to spare) of 8.5x11 cs and some scraps.  Seriously.  It doesn't get much better than that!!

Since I use the Cricut Expression with my Sure Cuts a Lot software, it makes it SUPER easy, especially if I want to make it bigger too!  With the option to use up to a 12x12 sheet of CS - that could make a really nice sized mailbox!!  Soooooo, I'm sure you're wondering what the giveaway is...well, Canda over at Candacraft is SO AWESOME -- she's giving me a copy of Sure Cuts a Lot to GIVE AWAY to one of YOU!  Yes -- you heard me!!  lol.  All you need to do, is post a comment on this blog post any time between now and 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 5.  The winner will be chosen at random.  Isn't that COOL???  If you have a Cricut, and don't have this software - you NEED it!  And here's your chance to get it for FREE -- Thanks CANDA!

Now - let's get back on track...

I decided to do a little baby gift set.  The mailbox would hold a newborn onesie rolled up, or some baby socks.  These projects use the new stamp set, "You've Got Mail" it's so cute and versatile - I can't wait to show you a card I made with it later this week!

The mailbox is trimmed with some lacy trim I picked up at Hobby Lobby the other day, and there's a filigree brad (SU!) holding the flag to the mailbox.

I used some great CS from Couture Cardstock, and that DELICIOUS patterned paper is from a NEW collection from My Time Made Easy called 'A Loving Heart'.  Kristin did a FAB job on these papers...this navy one is my favorite!!

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to see what else the design team has created for you today - some of the girls are showing off another template available today -- so make sure you hop around!!


59 comments:

Katie Cotton said...

cute cute projects!!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Tracey - this is totally cuteness - I love the combo of papers you used. the mailbox is so fun and pretty and feminine - truly a fun gift set for someone really lucky!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very sweet baby gift set Tracey! Such a fun color combo! What a great way to showcase all these new MTME © products!

Lisa Kind said...

Tracey, your baby ensemble is so beautiful! Love the dp you chose! All the detail that went into this is fabulous! Love it!

Catherine Doucette said...

Tracey, how sweet is this? I love the navy blue as your base...just lovely :0)

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Love BOTH samples you've made with this template! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly Braund said...

Your stuff is so cute!!! Love it! And what a generous giveaway- I've used Cricuts for a long time and still don't have the SCAL software, so that would be an awesome surprise! :)

Primitive Seasons said...

Your projects are sooo cute! The papers you used really make it. I'm a new Cricut owner and to win Sure Cuts a Lot would be a super surprise! THanks so much.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Barb said...

Too cute!!! I love the DS paper you used for these!!!

Teresa said...

What a cute project. The papers you used made this project!! Great job.

Crisanne said...

Tracey- I absolutely love this navy paper also! This is such a cute card and mailbox! I am thrilled about the SCAL giveaway... I still don't have the software, and am getting more and more convinced that I really need it!

Lisa said...

Sooo cute projects. How fun! I have been so excited for this release. Such amazing projects! I am so excited to use the new things that Lauren has designed. Great job on your projects, your very talented!!!

carmen said...

I LOVE THIS, IM GONNA GET THIS ONE FOR SURE, THANKS FOR THE CHANCE

Christine said...

WOW!! What a different color combo that I would never thought of. I'm heading to my space to experiment now!! My husband bought me a Cricut for Christmas ( what a good hubby), and I love it!! Thanks for the chance to win, I'm dieing to get my hands on that software!!

Anonymous said...

Love all the hard work you do, and you do awesome work....keep it up....I could only dream of owning a SCAL.....

Mary Juckett

Kathryn B said...

Hey Tracey!
I love your mailbox! Your color choices are not the usual colors we see and I like that!!! You definetly rocked the box with your baby theme!

OMG what a ninny I am. LOL! Have a good one!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What cute projects all you ladies have created to tempt us with! I love the digi paper you used on your mailbox!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracey - your projects are awesome. I'm loving the new MTME templates. Thank you for the generous blog candy offer. Have a great day. Heather J.

Isabel Zito said...

Love, love, love your creations, Tracey. You are so talented and inspiring. Thank you:-) Thank you too for such a wonderful prize giveaway. After saving for a year I finally have my very own Cricut Expression and having SCAL would be fabulous.

Mara... said...

wow, I love what you did with your template!! The colors are wonderful!

Carmen M. said...

I LOVE that mail box!!! How great it would be to get it as a gift! And I love the digital paper! I like the idea of it being black and white so I can color it to match anything!!!

Thanks for the chance to win the SCAL! I have the Cricut, and would love to have both!

Ann said...

Love your project I just ordered the Cricut and will have to wait a while to buy the SCAL so winning would be wonderful. TFS Ann Lind

MacKenzie said...

Oh my gosh girl! I'm dying to get my hands on SCAL software, but it's just not in the budget these days ya know?!

Love your projects too - as always:-)

mommyabbytommy said...

I love that mailbox and would love to be able to make them myself!! I don't have the SCAL, so I cut by hand, what a treat that would be!! Thanks.

Sue Brownlow said...

This mailbox is adorable! So many possibilities I never even thought of. It would make an adorable shower centerpiece for baby or bridal showers Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue

Lauren (mytime) said...

Super sweet baby gift idea! I love the details on thos one.

wendy said...

how I am loving this new release but I have always been a huge fan , I have to admit that I have been drooling over the thought of a scal...I have a cricut and would love the versatility I would have with a scal...thanks for a chance to win...oh and I am canadian how perfect LOL

Tamrah T. said...

Would love to try out SCAL as I've heard so many wonderful things about it. Thanks for the chance to get my hands on it. Great giveaway!

Tamrah T.
jttsoATgmailDOTcom

jlawrence said...

Love, love this mailbox!

Kay McBride said...

love the mail box the baby set is really a cute way to use it other than valentines. thanks for offering the SCAL software. thanks for sharing

Mryia said...

I love the Happy Mail set! I have been reading around on the blog hop for the release of it and I am definitely going to have to order the template for myself! Thanks for sharing your cute project with it and good luck with your giveaway!

Renee V. said...

Well, Missy! You've outdone yourself this time! Super cute projects! I'd have to agree with you - love the navy paper too! Thank you so much for the chance to win! And thank you, too, to Canda at Candacraft! Super generous!
Hugs,
Renee

Anonymous said...

Love your cute projects.
Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

marvely@hotmail.com

AnnMarie said...

Super projects! Love your blog! :)

Cathleen said...

I'm new to your site and having a wonderful time viewing everything and getting all sorts of wonderful ideas! I LOVE all the ideas from the whole DT, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful ideas/talent. I can't wait to try them all.

artfulwhimsies said...

I love all the ideas you have! They are great. And I would so love to win a SCAL!!! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Love the cute examples of the new MTME templates. Thanks for the opportunity to winn the SCAL, its' a must have.
Donna Harrison

Nanette said...

Hi, I came over to visit your blog from Lauren's blog. I am very impressed and added you to my feeds. How awesome that my first visit is during the sure cuts alot giveaway! (hope that's an omen!)

Nanette

Vianney said...

Beautiful Work. Thanks for giving us a chance to win a SCAL.

Vianney

Mom22RedHeads said...

Your projects are so great. I totally want to get the software to go with the cricuit. I love Lauren's stuff.

Canadutch said...

Tracey, I LOVE the projects you made with Lauren's new templates!! And I'm soooo excited about the SCAL giveaway - I own an Expression and the SCAL would be a dream come true :o) Thanks for a chance and keep up the good work! Hugs! Irma

Summerthyme Studio said...

Cool Project!!! Oohhh I just upgraded from a regular cricut to an expression! Defo could use that software! Going to check it out in case I don't win.........;-p)

lol

Vicki

Kelly said...

Too cute!!!Love it!Thanks for the chance to win the SCAL I have the Cricut and would love to have this program to enhance it!

StampDancer said...

Love your project and that background paper is great!

Melissa said...

oh my gosh! what a cute card and box! I love Lauren's templates! PLus you're giving away SCAL?!?!?! oh please, please, please! I have been wanting these software forever for my Cricut! Thanks for the chance to play!!

JCEE said...

Too cute, I love all of Lauren's templates. What a treat it would be to win SCAL!

Jamie said...

Sooooo cute!!!! OMG!!!! I would LOVE to win this software!!! I have heard so many good things about it. It is definately on my wish list. Thanks for the chance!!

Jamie
mays331@embarqmail.com

carpediem said...

Love your projects! Heard so much about this software....what a great giveaway! laura j

resmith said...

Oh, what a beauriful mailbox. Such a great gift set.
Oh, how would I love to win Sure Cuts. It would be so wonderful to use with all Lauren's fantastic templates!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Juli B said...

I'm sending "Happy Mail" you're way for sure! Your mail boxes are sooo cute! The SCAL program is still on my wish list(sigh)maybe some day!

supermom said...

wow, how cool! your projects are great! i have always been intrigued by this software. is it easy to use? i know it would be so awesome to have for Lauren's templates. So much easier then cutting by hand.

Angie Cortes said...

Your projects are adorable!! Love them all! I would love to win the software!

mason.melissa04 said...

Love the baby gift with the mailbox!! Indeed a specail delivery!! I have enjoyed seeing all the new MTME products!

Cheryl said...

Very nice project and I love the templates also. I just picked up a cricut before Christmas and to have SCAL would be wonderful. Might help me get it out of the box.
Cheers
Cheryl

Katie Renz said...

All lovely projects... love my cricut but no software yet. Awesome give away!

annheidel said...

Seriously?? That's an awesome giveaway! Your projects are very cute. I love how you used the double loop punch on your previous post. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

What new mother to be wouldn't want to get one of these. After the shower she can keep all the cards in it too.

mdwright@charter.net

GAZ said...

Your project is so cute and will be loved by the lucky person who receives it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Renee V. said...

Hey Tracey -
I'm a bit late posting this here but I wanted you to know that I did receive my SCAL! It's wonderful!!! I've been playing with it and carefully plotting my way to getting the Cricut to go with it!
I'm so thankful and happy to have won this! Canda has been absolutely wonderful!
Thank you so much!!!! ♥
Hugs, Renee