Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Simple Life

Hey there. Are you all ready for the upcoming holidays? I can't believe 11 days until Christmas. When did it creep up on me? Still have some shopping to do- wish me luck :D
For the month of November, I worked with My Little Shoebox's Simple Life paper line. I covered this wooden mirror frame with the papers and used the large icons pieces to create a "farm landscape" along the bottom.

I made this sun by cutting out a circle from the yellow B side of one of the papers and cutting thin strips of paper. My favorite thing to do is use a Sakura glaze pen to outline and doodle on my projects. The glaze pen leaves this great raised dimensional look.

This is the card that I made-I used some of the cardstock stickers from My Little Shoebox. Love these stickers - The quality is outstanding!

Thanks for checking and have a great weekend.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas

Hi there. We're almost at the end of My Little Shoebox's Holly Jolly Holiday event. Can you believe all of the beautiful and ultra crafty projects the MLS team has created? Wow, I'm impressed!
Today we are feauturing holiday gift ideas. I created this paper flower candle wreath. I love having scented candles burning, and it's even nicer when the candle is all "dressed up".
I used some heavy guage floral wire to form a circle, covered the wire with floral tape. Atached the white sparkle berry sprigs, and created some paper flowers and leaves from the new Holly Jolly paper line by My Little Shoebox.

Here are some close ups of the flowers.

And of course, nothing is complete without some glitter. I just swiped a bit of tacky glue along the edges of the flower with my finger and dipped the flower into some clear coarse glitter by Martha Stewart.

Please make sure to visit the


blog and leave a comment. Remember that we will be giving out a prize in just a few days.

Thanks for checking!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sneak Peak

The My Little Shoebox Holly Jolly Holiday event is more than halfway over- can you believe it? Are you totally inspired and ready to tackle the holidays?
I know that these creative designers have truly gotten me into the holiday spirit and wanting to spend extra time scrapping :D
On the 13th, I'll be posting another project. Here's a sneak peak
Make sure to check out the MLS blog everyday for more goodness!
Thanks for visiting !

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Little Shoebox's Holly Jolly Holidays

Hi there! Thank you for joining My Little Shoebox (and me) for our Holly Jolly Holidays!! Starting today, Dec. 1st through Dec. 15th, My little Shoebox will be featuring holiday projects and gift ideas created from our newest collection:
Holly Jolly

Make sure to check out the
every day to check out all of the fabulous projects that were created
just for you!
I have the privilege of being featured today, our first day of the blog.
I created a holiday banner with the Holly Jolly line. The banner says "Peace" and was so much fun to create.

Here I have a close-up of the letter "P".

Here is the letter "E" at the end. You get the picture :D I made medallions on my banner as a base for each letter. If you would like to learn how to make these, check out Rocio's tutorial that posted on the blog November 23rd.


Paper and die cuts: My Little Shoebox : Holly Jolly and Green (grid paper for the medallions)

Chipboard letters: My Little Shoebox

Cardstock: Cut Cardstock

Glitter: Ranger stickles and Martha Stewart

Ribbon: Creative Impressions and vintage ribbon

Wool Felt, grommets, and twine: fabric store

Make sure to check the My Little Shoebox blog every day and post a comment. My Little Shoebox will be giving out a fabulous prize at the end of our Holiday Extravaganza :D

Thanks for checking :D


My Little Shoebox has paired up with Pagemaps for the month of December.
We had the pleasure to create either a layout or a card . This is the beautiful sketch that I received and was able to create a card with.

I used the Summer Breeze line to create this sweet little birthday card


Paper: My Little Shoebox

Flowers: Creative Charms

Ribbon: Wrights

Lace: vintage

Please check out the Pagemaps website

to be inspired by the wonderful sketches

and the beautiful interpretations created by the My Little Shoebox design team.

Monday, November 22, 2010

And the winner is....

Drum roll please.... Tanisha Renee.
Tanisha said, "awesome card"
Thank you to everyone that participated in the My Little Shoebox blog hop!
We are truly thankful for all of you :D
Tanisha, please send me your info to and I'll make sure to get those minis out to you this week :D

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thankful Blog Hop

Hi there. Thanks for visiting me from Rocio's blog - isn't she fabulous! Hope November is treating you well (can you believe just 1 month and 6 days until Christmas- Yikes!) With only a week until Thanksgiving, My Little Shoebox is having a "Thankful Blog Hop". Please start at the
and leave a message on each of the design members blog.
You know what that means right- a fabulous My Little Shoebox prize. And who doesn't like that?
We are all taking the time to just sit and reflect about what we are thankful for. This is the card that I made using the Simple Life line from MLS.

I made a thank you card, because there are so many people and things that I am so thankful for in life. First I have to thank God for each and every day of this amazing life that He has blessed me with. I have the honor of calling Rod my sweet and dear husband for the last 19 years (oh my gosh, has it been that long already?) He supports me in everything that I do, even my "need to collect" scrap stuff and other crafts as well- hee hee. I am blessed with two amazing children that make me proud each and every day- I can't imagine life with out them! I am thankful for my stress reliever - my sweet little Pumpkin. I am grateful for my parents, sister Pam and her hubby Jose- family is so important. Having grown up with all of my family in Europe, I appreciate who I have here in the states. I am so thankful to be blessed with amazing women that I have the honor to call friend. You know who you are - you understand my quirks and still love me-now that's a friend!!

There is so much more to be grateful for, but this is a blog post and not a novel- hahaha! Please leave me a comment- I'll be choosing a random winner to get some Mini Alphabet Stickers- now that's something to be thankful for :D

Please visit our next designer:

the ever fabulous:


She will inspire you with her super creative self!!

Check back Monday for the winner! Thanks for visiting.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Monday...and a winner!

Hi there. Happy Monday to you all!! Thank you to everyone who participated in the My Little Shoebox Blog Hop. Aren't the girls totally awesome! I am always so amazed by all of their creativity. So I promised a winner, and I am definately ready to deliver. And the winner is.....Drum roll please.......
who said, " What a sweet layout! I love me a pastel Christmas"
Lindsey, I am so with you. I love traditional Christmas colors, but I am so drawn to a pastel Christmas too!
Please send me your address and all of that good info at and I will send out your goodies asap:D
Please check out the My Little Shoebox blog as well.
We have another winner over there as well- I can't think of a better way to start the week than winning scrappy goods :D
Have a great day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Little Shoebox Blog Hop!!!!

Hi there, and thanks for hopping over from Aphra's awesome blog!! (If you started here, please hop over the the MLS blog and start there) My Little Shoebox is having another great blog hop, can you believe it?! Make sure to follow all of our links, leave a little love, and you know how we like to do it- Oh yes, an awesome MLS prize! Leave me some love and I'll be giving out a prize as well.
I'm posting a layout from our new Holly Jolly holiday line. These papers are on their way to your local stores as we speak (or type- lol). The papers are cute, the colors fun, and we have a new mini color and glitter alphabet sticker.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the blog hop, and please head on over to

Nicole's Blog

for some more inspiration and to check out her scrappy goodness!

Check back Monday for the winner of my blog hop prize :D

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Little Shoebox Sketch Contest!!

Hi there. My Little Shoebox is having a Sketch Contest. Check out the MLS blog for all of the details.
This is the fabulous sketch:

And this is my take on that sketch. This is my lovely daughter that I am so very proud of!!

Check out our design team's blog for even more inspiration. They're right there on the MLS blog, in the right hand column.

Thanks for checking :D

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Can you believe that in 3 months from today, Christmas will be done and over with? I can't, but what a great way to kick off getting ready for the holiday season than making some cards. My Little Shoebox is releasing their first Christmas line and it's called Holly Jolly! How cute! I made this cute little card with our new paper. I took paper strips and accordian folded them. Then I adhered them to the card base at a slight curve, with them slightly over-lapping.

This little card just screams snow and winter to me. Wish we had snow here, but I'll just have to make do with snowman and snowflake paper :) I used the super cute cardstock stickers along with the die cuts.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I "heart" Fiskars

Fiskars is a wonderful company that has been around for a very long time. I remember my mom having the standard orange handled Fiskars scissors, and I'm proud to own many pairs of those scissors myself. But I am also fortunate enough to lve in a day and age where Fiskars has branched out into the crafting world as well and I have to say, their border punches are phenomenal! MLS did a product swap with Fiskars and I was blessed with some awesome punches. I used the postage stamp border punch to frame this photo of ms. EY and myself. These punches are so easy to work with!

I used the Harmony line to make this layout. I love the new square scalloped paper. So easy to work with. Did you notice the new glitter alphabets as well? They are so cute! I love the lower case font!
Thanks for checking.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cards, cards cards

I love cards! I love sending them, receiving them and most of all, making them. The new My Little Shoebox line called Harmony, makes the most beautiful cards. The colors are vibrant and fun and just scream "cards" to me. I made this cute little Happy Birthday card with the new papers and the new cardstock stickers. Have you guys tried these out yet? Oh my gosh, they are so addictive. They are heavy duty cardstock weight and stick just perfectly!! Oh, and did you see the bottom edge of this card. That's one of the new border punches from Fiskars. We had a super awesome swap with Fiskars! Their punches are fabulous and punch like butter (is that a real phrase? hahaha ). This is the postage stamp border punch. I love it!!

I had so much fun making this second card. I love banners and thought that a string of paper lanterns would have that cute banner look. I used a super awesome white glaze pen from Sakura to add some dimensional dots on the flower, and a black glaze pen to add some stitch lines around the card. Gotta love Sakura!!

Thanks for checking!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

All about Family

Hi there. It's been a while since I've posted. Just catching up since returning from CHA. Oh my gosh- the show was awesome! The My Little Shoebox booth was hopping and we had a great show. While we were there, Erin and I taught this super cute mini book featuring one of MLS's new lines: Green. This book is packed with tons of goodies! And now, Erin and I will team up at Scrapbook Island in San Jose , CA to teach it on Saturday, August 21st from 10:30-1:30. Check out their website: . You can call up the nice folks at Scrapbook Island and sign up there. Here's the cover of the book. It's a Maya Road album that is filled with lots of places for photos and journaling.

Thanks for looking and hope to see you on Saturday, August 21st :D

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cute as a Button

This is the last of the six new lines from My little Shoebox. The changes to the lines are so exciting! An extra 12x12 paper (4 now instead of 3), square scalloped paper vs. a circle scalloped paper, new glaze alphabets (new font, lowercase, and more of each letter- woo-hoo!!), cardstock stickers versus the overlays, and stamps! Wow, that's a lot of change, but it's all for the better!!

I made this layout from the Cute as a Button line. This beautiful young lady is the daughter of a very dear friend of mine, and I was blessed to have the priveledge of scrapping this photo. This paper line is perfect for little girls, birthday parties, girls night out or you can even flip them over and use them for masculine pages.

I made this flower from one of the basksides of the Cute as a Button line. I love when I can use my paper to make embellishments- more bang for my buck :D

Thanks for checking and make sure to check the MLS blog for more goodness from our awesome new team:

Friday, July 23, 2010


This Friday we are debuting sneak peeks of the Green line. This line is just so much fun to work with. The colors are vibrant, and I can't enough of the woodgrain paper and the teal papers are to die for.

I made this layout, You Are my Sunshine, with the new papers and stamps. I had so much fun stamping the trees to create an even larger tree.

I stamped the image and used a Sakura Glaze pen over the centers to give a raised, epoxy look. The Sakura pens have such an awesome flow. The bling in the flower centers are from Creative Impressions. This bling packs a punch- so sparkly.

Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek of the Cute as a Button line. And don't forget to check out My Little Shoebox's website for all of the goodness:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sneak Peeks

Hi there. Here are the last two sneak peeks for the My Little Shoebox Summer release. This is Summer Breeze line. I absolutely love this line. The colors are a bit more muted and tend to lend themselves to a more vintage look (which is my favorite).

Here we have Simple Life. This line is so fun and great for boys. The colors are vibrant yet earthy, perfect for the upcoming autumn months.
Hope you enjoy them as much as we do :D Thanks for checking.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Here is the 4th new line in My Little Shoebox's Summer release. It's called Harmony and it is gorgeous! I am in love with the cherry blossoms! Check out the stamps (yes, I said stamps! My Little Shoebox now has stamps)- so beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by :D

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek of the third new line from My Little Shoebox! This line is so cute. The teals and browns in this line are phenomenal and did you see the woodgrain paper- oh my gosh!!

Keep checking the MLS blog: . There will be additional posts to sneak peek the other three lines from our CHA release. Thanks for checking! Have a Happy Forth of July weekend!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sneak Peeks!!

Hi everyone, My Little Shoebox is releasing sneak peeks of the new summer CHA line! It is so exciting to see all of those months of work materialize into such pretty product! Here are 2 of the lines.
This is Cute as a Button, a super fun, bright line perfect for summer time fun.

Sunday Market is sweet, fun and whimsical. The colors are vibrant and exciting.

Keep checking the My Little Shoebox website for more sneak peeks: . Thanks for stopping by :D

Monday, June 28, 2010

Imaginary Friends

So sad to see the end of this MLS release, but I am glad that I get to end this release with Imaginary Friends. I absolutely love the colors of this line! I made a cute little set of projects that are perfect for summer time. I made a notebook, book mark and a mini chalkboard.
This is the notebook that I covered with the Imaginary Friends paper. I love how the papers blend together so well. And the large images are so cute!

This is the little bookmark that I made with the papers. I made the flower from one of the die cuts and the leaves from the backside of one of the papers.

This is my mini chalkboard that I made. I used buttons tied onto embroidery floss to create these floppy wiggle legs for the monster in the corner. I just love how cute he looks!

Thanks for looking. Oh, and check out the MLS blog ( . We are sneak peeking our new lines for CHA!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

And the winner is.....

Hi there. Thank you to everyone that participated in the blog hop! You guys are awesome!! You made the MLS Farewell blog hop amazing! So, I did a random number drawing, and the winner is.....

Denise said: "What an amazing group of women you have leaving and coming to your blog. It must be so hard to see them go and yet wonderful to see all the new talent. Best scrapbooking I've seen on a blog hop, hands down."

Wooooo-hooooooooo!!!!! Denise, I couldn't have said it better! Please send your address to and I'll have your goodies sent out asap.
Make sure to check out the MLS blog at on Monday to see all of the winners.
Thanks for checking. And a Happy Father's Day to all the papas out there.

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Little Shoebox Farewell Blog

Hi there. Whew, I'm sure your fingers are sore from all of that clicking and hopping around- hahaha! My Little Shoebox is having a blog hop today to say goodbye to our outgoing team members. I have to say that it is hard having to say good bye to such wonderful women. You would be hard pressed to find a more caring, thoughtful group of genuinely awesome women- you guys rock!!! But we are also thrilled to welcome our new team. We look forward to seeing all of the lovely scrappiness that they'll be creating!
Our outgoing team has created a bevy of beauties for your viewing pleasure (you checked them all out-right? Considering that I'm the last gal here, I'm thinking that you have- hee hee). Not only do we have a "grand" prize, but many of the girls are handing out their own prizes as well- can you say SweeT! All you need to do is leave a fabulous comment on each and every blog and one lucky person will win some super yummy MLS candy . Leave your comments here (I will also be giving away a seperate MLS prize- talk about double the goodness).

This is a banner that I made using the Imaginary friends, Sky's the Limit, and Lil' Critter paper. It love how the different paper lines blend so well together!

Thank you for checking and good luck!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Where is summer?

I know that it's technically still spring, but it has been years since we've had such strange, chilly weather this late into the year. This week has been a super busy, exciting week filled with lots of fun calls, exciting classes, and other goodies. So since I can't share most of the other things that I've been up to, I can share this layout that I made with the Imaginary Friends line from My Little Shoebox. I absolutely love the colors of this line- pale blue, pink and cream. So stinking cute!

Thanks for stopping by. If your kids are already enjoying summer break- woo- hoo!! Have fun. One more week until mine are off! So excited!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Punky Sprouts

Hi there. Happy Memorial Day weekend! Hope you are all having a great 3 day weekend. This month, the MLS design team was able to work with Punky Sprouts and Tattered Angels. I have to say, these 3 companies combined make for a beautiful mini book!! I used the Lil' Critter line to make this cute little book.

I also made this really cute little card from the Lil' Critter line. This line is so cute! The colors are fun and festive and perfect for the summer months.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I "heart"Tattered Angels

This month, My Little Shoebox has partnered up with Tattered Angels- so stinking exciting!! All of the girls were so thrilled with their goodies and have been hard at work. Here I used one of the screens from Tattered Angels and Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. Okay, I have a confession to make- I adore Marshmallow Glimmer Mist and own far too many (like, counting on 2 hands too many), but I can't get enough of this spray!! Check out Tattered Angels- they have loads of goodness going on over there: and you have to check out their blog : . Their designers are uber creative and have made some gorgeous projects and layouts!

So when I came home from having lunch with someone that I love oh so very much today, there was a beautiful brown box filled with this yummy goodness. Yes, it is chalkboard Glimmer Mist. All twelve colors were gently nestled amongst the crumpled kraft colored paper packing- oh, what a delight!

And when I say that I love Glimmer Mist- I am so not kidding! I have lots and lots of bottles tucked away in my scrap space. And I love each and every one of them.

Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend :D

Sunday, April 25, 2010

These are the cards that I made this month for My Little Shoebox. I used the Flying High line. It is so stinkin' cute. It has houses and birds and clouds. I used my Sakura Glaze pens to outline and highlight certain areas on the card. You can see on the roof that I outlined the "shingles".

I used one of the clouds from the transparent overlay sheet and covered it in glitter. Then I used a foam square to pop it and give the cloud some dimension.

Here is my second card. I love this green dotted backside of this paper. I cut out the bird from the large icon paper.

I used the clear glaze pen by Sakura on the wings and the flower center. It gives some fun dimension to the card.

I used the new adhesive by Love My Tapes to make these cards. This adhesive rocks.
Thanks for checking out my blog. Have a great week :D