Friday, July 30, 2010
Yes, I was at CHA! And it was sooooo much fun. And now I am headed off for another little trip with my best friend Frances and our SIX children. (Crazy, I know!) Anyhoo, I'll be back next week to share some new creations with you.
Have a great weekend. Hugs!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
A Night in Paris
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Queen Bee; Clay Embellishments: My Little Bit of Whimsy; Stick Pins: Maya Road; Cork Circles: Pink Paislee; Cork Alphas: Making Memories; Chipboard Alphas: Pink Paislee.
The flowers and vines were cut from one sheet of the patterned paper. I really wanted the flowers to pop, so I outlined all of them with a Zig black pen. Those cute little clay bees (by Stephanie Hart, available HERE) were just perfect to buzz around my flowers. The rest of the layout was pretty simple. And a lot more sophisticated than my normal pages, hun? Fun!
Don't forget to stop by Creative Scrappers to see the rest of the layouts and to see how you could qualify for this month's great prize.
Thanks for stopping by today! I am leaving for CHA this morning....eeeek! Soooo excited. I'll be sharing photos from the convention soon. :)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thanks for stopping by today! Hopefully, I'll be able to post some photos from CHA. I'll miss you guys.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Ok, I know you don't know me very well, but I feel the need to get something off my chest. Every month or so, the folks at Imaginisce send us Design Team girls a ginormous box of goodies. And every box contains about six stamps per line. So far, I've amassed a whopping 72 PRECIOUS stamps.
I ooohhh and ahhh over their cuteness every month. And then I pack them up and put them in my super special Imaginisce stamp box. They are vintage . . . never been used . . . in mint condition. Probably not what Imaginisce had in mind, hun?
So, when Lori asked me to guest blog, I thought I might push the envelope a little and actually use one of my stamps. Hey, maybe even two. Since I don't have any Copic markers or watercolor pencils and my ink box mostly consists of black and brown, I had to come up with something a little different. That's where the i-rock comes in. Here we go.
First, gather your supplies.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you'll try rocking out your stamps. See you soon!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
But the tickets? They came off of a roll of 1000 event tickets. The same ones you might find at a school carnival or for a raffle. I just love using an ordinary, everyday item in my scrapbooks.
Have a great Monday!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Head on over to the Imaginisce blog HERE and win yourself a prize! Good luck!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Love This Boy
This photo is of my three year old when he was about one. I love that I finally got the right papers to scrap it. I was inspired by the backdrop to create the paper pieced cat tails. So easy.
I've had these burlap letters in my stash for a few years. Don't they match this paper perfectly? If you didn't have any burlap letters, you could cover some raw chipboard letters with material. That would be cute, too.
As for the blank journal spot? I plan to add some info about where my little guy went to school when this photo was taken. I've got to dig up the details first.
Have a happy Sunday!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
You can see more details and sign up HERE. See you soon!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm off to finish up my projects for CHA. I'll be sharing some of those next Saturday. Eeek! So exciting!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Be sure to head on over to the Imaginisce blog HERE and leave some comments. You never know. You might win yourself this new collection. Yum!
Have a great day!
Monday, July 12, 2010
I used three circles to ground my hot air balloons and anchor my title. So many fun colors and textures to complement the papers.
And how about those alphas? Two. Yes, two are available this month. That's what you'll get between the main and add-on kits. My favorite is the glittered turquoise ones from American Crafts.
How much do you love that twisted burlap? Frances begged me to put some in a kit. When I saw it in purple, I just knew it had to be this month.
Link your layout up by July 25th in the sidebar for a chance to win an August Add-On. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see Danielle's take on the challenge. Love everything she does!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Happy Sunday to ya!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Harmony includes cherry blossoms, paper lanterns, fancy fans, and geisha girls. So sweet, yet exotic. And all the colors are typical My Little Shoebox goodness!
There are two more lines to be revealed. And then the designers' sneaks will begin. Small doses. That's all we can take at once. :) See ya soon!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
1 12x12" sheet of double-sided patterned paper (Imaginisce's new Birthday Bash line is perfect for this one!)
Dimensional Glue Dots or Pop Dots
Step One: Cut 9 3/4" strips from your 12x12" paper. Leave 3 strips full length. Cut 1" off 3 of the strips. Cut 2" off 2 of the strips. Cut the last strip down to 4" long.
Step Two: Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Roll the short strip into a loop and close it with a glue dot.
Step Three: Stack the three longest loops on top of one another, spacing them evenly apart and attaching them with a glue dot. Add the next two groups of strips in the same way. Stick the loop in the center.
Step Four: Add your finished bow to your package and you have a special gift!
For another look, you could alternate which side of the patterned paper is on the outside. Or you could cut shorter strips to make a smaller bow. This could really be a good way to use up some scraps, too. The possibilities are endless.....
Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon!