Here's your challenge this week:
Lauren is sponsoring us we would LOVE it if you would use one of her templates for this week's challenge if you have one - if you don't have one did you know you can download one for free??? It's called Cutesy Cover and it is SUPER cute. Get it --> HERE. (Here is a link to a Cutesy Cover project I made earlier.) Or, of course, you can purchase and use any one of Lauren's amazing templates from My Time Made Easy. BUT we do want everyone to be able to participate so you are also welcome to use a template of your own choosing.
This week we are giving you a "Sneak Peek" of the next template from My Time Made Easy and it's called Happy Mail. The title just makes me smile because there is NOTHING better than going out to your mailbox to discover a card, a note or even a package from your favorite stamp store *wink*.
This is my little Happy Mail mailbox and card.
I used some of the new digi papers from MTME - Love Notes Floral and another one of the gorgeous polka dot colors both being released by MTME on Feb. 1. Here's a side view of the cute mailbox:
I made my cardstock double sided by running it through my printer twice! You can see that the inside of the mailbox is the Blushing polka dots while the mailbox is the Floral paper. I made the flag and the base from Candied Apple polka dot paper that used Blushing polka dots on the reverse.
Once I created my double sided cardstock, I used my brand new toy - my Cricut Expression cutting machine - to cut the template for me!!!! Oh I am in LOVE! Now - I have been a fan of Lauren's templates from the beginning but now that she is also offering them in different file formats to work with different cutting machines - well - they are even more of a dream come true!!! Even my DH stands in awe watching it cut out these items!! SO if you own a cutting machine be SURE to buy your templates in the format for your machine - it will include a PDF version as well. If you even THINK you may buy a cutting machine someday - buy the file format for the machine you plan to purchase - you will still get the PDF file to use so why not??
Here's a close up of the front of my mailbox. I used the ADORABLE owls and sentiment from Critters with Heart stamp set (coming Feb 1 - AND this set will also be available in digital format for those of you who love digital stamps.)
Finally, here's a look at the matching card (and inside of card) - Although these stamps are perfect for Valentine's Day there are so many other ways you can use them - I used mine to make a birthday gift box and card! I used the same double sided card stock to make this petite card!
So - that's it this week - OH YEAH - blog candy anyone? Lauren is offering a $25 gift certificate to My Time Made Easy to ONE lucky winner this week - to qualify you need to play along with Just Us Girls - create a direct link to your project for Mr. Linky on the JUGS site and show us what you create! We can't wait to see your projects.
If you are still looking for a little inspiration check out our January Featured Designer, Gabby! It has been wonderful having Gabby's fresh and unique talent on our team this month! The rest of the Just Us Girls DT is in my sidebar - check them out! -->
Want to be considered for Chic of the Week? Be sure to read the details on the JUGS blog. :-)
Thanks for stopping by - my blogaversary is coming up SOON and I plan to offer up something good!
Hugs and smiles.