Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Little Shoebox

Hi there. Hope everyone is resting and relaxing during this hectic time of year. Only 3 days until Christmas and I'm still not quite ready!

This month, I had the pleasure of playing with the Sky's the Limit line from MLS. I'm so sad that this is the last of the six lines for this season, but I'm super excited about our new release for CHA. Word is that on January 1st, there will be sneak peaks of our new lines. They are really cute and super fun! Check them out at http://www.mylittleshoebox.typepad.com/ .

This first layout is of my hubby and my sweet daughter. They are so cute!!!

I know- a little unconventional- but I thought these photos were so cool!

These are my girlfriends and I having a little silly, scrappy time. They are awesome and I love them!

Lastly, just a cute little card.

To everyone, have a very special holiday, and may all of your wishes come true!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hi gals. Hope everyone's turkey week is going great. My kids have the entire week off and I am so loving it! This is my November's RR challenge. Ms. Erin posted our challenge and we were to use 3 sheets of paper (from our stash) to create 2 layouts. We also needed to write a letter to someone to let them know how much they mean to us. I used the Loves Me paper line by Imaginisce. I love this paper and I love that our challenges involve using our stash.

Thanks for checking these out. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there. Hope you have a great holiday!

Monday, November 16, 2009

MLS + Clear Scraps + Shimmerz

This month, Clear Scraps (http://www.clearscraps.com/) and Shimmerz (http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/) swapped products with My Little Shoebox. We love working with other companies! It's awesome to see how so many different products work so well with My Little Shoebox. Each of us girls were given a Clear Scrap book spelling out our name- very cool. We also used tons of Shimmerz products on the book- Shimmerz spritz, Shimmerz and Blingz.
So I had a blast creating this mini book an using the Shimmerz. I love sparkle and just couldn't get enough of the Blingz.

I also made this cute little card using MLS and Shimmerz.

Thanks for checking this out. Later in the week, I'll be posting my challenge layouts. Have a great week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

In Bloom

Hi ladies. Hope you are all well. For this month's MLS projects, I was able to work with In Bloom. Wow, this paper line is so pretty- I am really impressed. The color palette is so soft and pretty, but once you flip the paper's over, there's a bold blue and a fun yellow dotted paper. Talk about versatility!
This is my favorite layout that I did this month. I had so much fun layering and cutting out these great flowers. And of course, it's my hubby, so of course I love it!

We were challenged to "scrap lift" one of Michelle Lanning's beautiful layouts. This is my rendition.

This is my Aunt Christiane and my Uncle Andre. They usually visit the states every year. I used the backs of the papers- do you see that great blue paper?

Lastly, I made a fun little "Thinking of You" card.

Thanks for checking this out. Next week, I'll have a couple more posts. We had a really fun product swap with Clear Scraps and Shimmerz, and I have a couple of goodies to share :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

RR Challenge

Hi gals. I am so excited because a group of my dear friends have gotten together to create a monthly challenge group. We are named Rocio's Rockets and we have a monthly challenge that is posted by one of our group members. For the month of October, Rocio posted an awesome and very challenging assignment. We were to choose any three patterned papers and we were to create and create and create until there was not a scrap of the three papers left! We could use all the cardstock and embellishments that we wanted. We just needed to use every last scrap of paper. It sounds kind of easy, but once you get down to the nitty gritty- whew, it's tough.
So I debated as to what I wanted to make. We can make anything-layouts, projects, cards- so I figured that I would kind of cheat- shhhh, don't tell anyone! I figured that I will be needing some holiday decorations and some Christmas cards, so I made a couple of banners and a bunch of cards. I used 3 papers by Basic Grey from their Figgy Pudding line. The best part- Basic Grey's Christmas papers are always double sided. Boy, did I have options and I truly loved it! Thanks Rocio!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Robots Unplugged

I had so much fun playing with Robots Unplugged by My Little Shoebox this month. This paper has the cool oversized images that you can cut out and the colors are fabulous- very neutral.
This first layout is of my dh. I cut out the scalloped outer edge of the scalloped paper by MLS and pleated it. It made a very cool frame for my photo.

This is my sweet son. Even if robots aren't your thing, this paper line will still appeal to you. The back sides are great for birthdays, boys pages, even Fourth of July.

I really like using a full sheet of transparent overlays on a page like this. I used it to connect two pieces of paper to create a 12x12 layout. It's a great way to add variety to your pages and who doesn't love transparencies.

Thanks for checking this out. Next week I'll have some fun stuff to post from a challenge group that I belong to.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cut Cardstock is rocking!

Hi gals. I am so excited to show you some projects that I made for Cut Cardstock. What? You haven't heard of Cut Cardstock before? Oh my! Well, let's see- do you love cardstock? You know that really thick, high quality kind of cardstock that makes you drool? How about metallic shimmer cardstock- really high quality and beautiful cardstock? Are you like me and am willing to pay extra for the better paper, because honestly, as much as I love patterned paper- I need high quality cardstock as a base- But then, when you are ready to pay for this ultra luxurious cardstock, you find out that it is even less expensive than the flimsy stuff . If you answered yes to any of these- you have got to check out http://www.cutcardstock.com/. I am so in love. The paper is awesome, the card bases and envelopes are to die for (holiday season is right around the corner and we all need lots of cards-wink, wink), and the prices are so reasonable!! The gals are super nice and they'll take good care of you. What more can we ask for?

So, Norma at Cut Cardstock asked me to be their guest designer for this month- lucky me!! I was so impressed with their cardstock, card bases and envelopes. They literally have everything a scrapper could ever hope for. I made a few things- hope you like them.

This is a "Spooky" halloween banner that is hanging in my home- I know, it's still September- but not for long:) I used a Maya Road scalloped coaster book as the base. I used the kraft cardstock (or brown bag cardstock) for the base with some new Bo Bunny Boo Crew halloween paper. I used the black 80# cover weight cardstock and cut out letters with my Slice. I added some glitter, foam dotted the letters and some embellishments- how fun!

and here are some close ups:

This is a cute card that I made using Cut Cardstock's Pop-Tone Hot Fudge card base. The brown is a creamy, rich cocoa color- yum. I used some basic grey papers, a stampin' up stamp that I heat embossed, and Jenni Bowlin mini letters. I stamped the deer on Cut Cardstock's Curious Irridescent cardstock in cryogen white. This paper is perfect for stamping ans it has the most beautiful irridescent shimmer to it!

This was a cute little Thinking of You card. I used Cut Cardstock's magenta A7 folded invitation card base and the same Cryogen white cardstock for the oval. I used some Cosmo Cricket paper and stitched around the edge of the oval. I cut some felt into flowers and leaves- and there yo have it! Thanks girls for checking out my stuff and check out Cut Cardstock- they really are a great company with product that is sure to please you :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

September's MLS + Hero Arts

Hey gals. This month, Hero Arts has participated in a product was with MLS. They were very generous with us- Thank you Hero Arts!!- and we had the opportunity to play- my fav!
This layout is of Suzy and myself doing who knows what- typical. I used the Little Lady paper line- too cute. Instead of stamping on white paper and coloring in the areas- I stamped directly on MLS paper and cut out each piece, then paper pieced it- do you all remember paper piecing? I always loved it and as we all know, what was old is now new. I am reminded of this everytime I pick up my son at the high school- it's like being in the 80's all over again, but without the "hair bears".

This is my Dad and my Aunt Renee. I used the Who's Loves You line. I stamped the owl on cardstock and accented the spots with mini bling. The trunk is a small Hero Arts woodgrain stamp that I repeated and cut into a trunk. Love it!

Lastly, I made this card with Imagine A Forest papers. I stamped the leaves (again Hero Arts stamps) and heat embossed it. Then I cut them out and voila- beautiful leaves for my Thinking of You card.

I just love how MLS is so versatile- we have been blessed by all of these product swaps and there has not been a single product that hasn't complimented MLS products and vice versa. Can't wait to show you all our next assignments :)