Sunday, May 16, 2010

SAKURA and My Little Shoebox WAIT PARTY... RAK!

So... the other day I was on the computer... minding my own business... when I got an email from Sakura of America.  (You know... Sakura... based in Japan... maker of the most AWESOME Glaze® and Gelly Roll® pens around!)  The email stated that my work for Scrapbooking.com Magazine had come to their attention and they wanted to know if I would be interested in playing around some of their products... "LIKE TO PLAY?"  Y...E...A...H!!! 

[NOTE]  ALWAYS list your supplies with your work!  You never know when a manufacturer is going to come after YOU! ;-)

They sent me a large box of products to play and design with AS WELL AS stuff for me to give away on my blog!  WOO HOOO, we all win!  I will be posting about Sakura soon, as well as giving away RAK's... however...

While I play with the products I love and get acquainted with the new products, I figured that we should start a WAIT PARTY!  I just applied for the My Little Shoebox Design Team and the wait is a WHOLE MONTH before the new team is announced.  I know there are a TON of you out there that entered this call, too, so let's hang out and wait together!

RAK... RAK... RAK... RAK... RAK... RAK...

Although I don't have any My Little Shoebox left (I used almost every scrap for my audition), I just received a HUGE BOX of Graphic 45 products!  Here is what you need to do to win some of my favorite Graphic 45 including papers from the DARLING "Baby to Bride" line and the new "Le Romantique" line!

1.  THE COMMENT... If you applied for the MLS team, let us know what was the most difficult part of the application for you... the layouts, the card, the altered item, or putting it all together and writing the email about yourself.  If you didn't apply for the team, let us all know what team you would LOVE to audition for.

2.  BE A FOLLOWER... Let me know that you are one of my current followers or that you are a new one... you can follow my blog by clicking the Followers button in the column to the right.

3.  Post by midnight, May 19th and I will randomly pick a winner on May 20th.

Oh... and to answer my own question... I seem to work the hardest on my cards.  It might take a little longer to create, but I sure love the way they turn out!  Make it a GREAT day!!!

14 comments:

JuliesAddiction said...

Tracey you are on fire girl!!! Go you!! I am already a follower and I too applied for the MLS team, after seeing your submission I am even more sure I am a long shot but it was fun anyway :) I am not a card person so mine are always the most difficult and I am rarely happy with them but my kids love them and use them so its all good! Fingers crossed for you and wowie on the Sakura gig!!

Laurajean said...

Woohoo chickie...that is fantastic girl...just like Julie said, your on fire lately :)
Well, I didn't apply for the MLS DT call(I know, I know)...but I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you girl, your work rOCKS ;)
Of course, I'm already a follower. Good luck girl.
the three muskateers need to catch up with eachother..I miss ya ;)

Renee said...

Wow! that baby mobile is fabulous!!! I didn't aplly for the MLS design team. I was on a store design team and it kind of took the fun out of scrapping so I'm taking a break and just doing my own thing. I've been a follower in google reader for a while, but I did just do it through the link on your page as well. Good Luck! and I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

Carole Stirrat said...

Such a fun idea to have a wait party Tracey, and so generous of you to give away those fab raks!! The hardest part of applying to MLS for me was the writing about myself. Your work looks wonderful and good luck to you and everyone else, myself included ;}

Tracey Locher said...

Thanks for the comments, Ladies! I agree with you, too, Carole! Writing the email with all of my info is tough... I never know if I have too much information, if it is fun enough, if it is professional enough... but I figure that as long as I am myself, it is all good!

Thanks Julie and Laura! Love you guys!

Renee, it sure is nice to take a break sometimes. Although, I had a break when Rusty Pickle closed and it drove me NUTS! ;-)

nandmmom said...

wow, how cool, good luck, I did not apply. I am a follower. and I'm crossing my fingers some of your luck rubs off on me!

Aphra said...

What a fun idea you have here! LOVE your submission. So many creative embellishing ideas. Gosh, there are sooo many great submissions out there. I applied, and the hardest part for me was my second layout because I had used up almost all of my product that I didn't have much to work with. :)

I just became a follower and am looking forward to seeing if we'll be teammates. Good luck!

Heather Brown said...

So excited for you and can't wait to see what the new team for MLS is. Love you and hope to see you soon!!

Jennifer Hansen said...

I would love to join the Jbean soup team or Sassafras Lass.

jlh774 at gmail dot com

Jennifer Hansen said...

Also became a follower!

jlh774 at gmail dot com

Monique said...

What a fun initiative!! The waiting is hard indeed!!
The most difficult part of the application was choosing what to send... 2nd was definitely writing the application!
Thanks for a chance to win those pens!! I became a follower too!
Have a wonderful day!
Monique

The Lone Dollier said...

Unfortunately, I'm not good enough to apply to any teams yet, plus not really a card person, more altered art, but here's hoping for you!

I'm a follower and have been for a while now.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Dalovely Damanda said...

I applied for the MLS team but after looking around at some of the others that submitted, I'm feeling a bit nervous! But I'm glad I at least submitted...I feel good for giving it a go. The hardest part for me was the card...they're just so much smaller then LOs! haha (Oh, and I'm a new follower to your blog!) Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to waiting for the DT announcement with the rest of you! :)

Leanne said...

I applied but just for the experience as compared to everyone elses work lol. I found the paragraph about me the hardest. It is awkward trying to up sell yourslef. Oh well it is done and that is the main thing.
I am a new follower of your blog too.
Love your stuff.
Leanne