Sunday, June 27, 2010

nothin' to share...

I wanted to let everyone know I don't have anything to share and I won't for a while.

My dad is in the hospital fighting for his life.We recently moved him to a bigger, better hospital (which is an hour away) but he is in the critical care unit. About a week ago he got sick and one thing lead to another and another and another. Please pass on a prayer for him, prayers for the Dr's and nurses work to bring him out of a coma and to good health.

Thank you.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Start of a new class!

I decided after cutting back on a few DT's it was time I did something for myself. Honestly I have not scrapped for myself in what seems like years.

I'm so excited, I enrolled myself into Celine Navarro's online class. Love, love, love her style. It's time to break out and try new ideas. This is from Workshop 1 using her sketch and color combo! I guess it still looks like my style. Oh well, I like it...small steps I guess.

I finally used a kit I purchased (phew about time I get those babies out of the bags!) This one is the Noel Mignon kit.

here are some close-ups:

Cute umbrella, totally makes the page!

 Love this little caterpillar!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

And the winner is...

Before I say the winners name, I would like to thank all 88 ladies that left comments! Wow, it was so fun to read them all. Thank you!

By the random picking, Brittney you won a set of 6 overlays!
BloggerBrittney said...Gorgeous projects - especially that shadow box!
June 18, 2010 11:53 AM

Please email me your address so I can get those out asap for you!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome to the My Little ShoeBox Farewell Blog Hop...

Hello and Welcome to my blog! Before you hop to the next blog, I'd like to share some of my newest creations....

I'm glad you made it and are hopping along with the My Little Shoebox design team. All these ladies did an outstanding job this year. Now it's time to wish some of them farewell and to congratulate some of them as they continue!

I would like to share my projects using the Away We Go Line this month:

Go Team...GOAL!

and a couple close-ups...


and a couple close-ups


some close-ups

Isn't it awesome how the colored chipboard alpha's can be mixed and matched from each line and still coordinate with all the papers. Someone is a color genius!

Last buy not least my shadow box frame

I'lll be giving away a prize package of the newest overlays. There will be 6 packages of these fun embellishments to play with. All you need to do is leave a comment on my blog! One lucky winner will be randomly picked. Also...There will be a prize at the end of the blog hop, picked by the MLS staff on the very last blog in our blog hop so make sure you do them all and in order!

Here's my prize (5 overlays are shown here, but there will be 6 in the prize package!):

Are you ready for the next blog hop? Next up is  Erin Yamabe's blog! Don't forget to visit the MLS blog to see all the yummies too!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The New Team for My Little Shoebox has ben announced....

...and my name is on the list!

Today's the day, the day I have been waiting for!

As you may or may know I have been with My Little Shoebox for little over a year, so when the new dt call went out last spring of course I resubmitted! I have been waiting and waiting and waiting until June for the new team to be announced.

To my surprise, last Monday I received a call (ok, around 10), but missed them all. I wasn't sure who it was and totally forgot about the MLS dt calls going out that day. I figured with that many calls it must be important so I  pressed redial. I ended up connecting with Patti. She called to tell me I made the team and congratulations!! So super exciting...little ol' me calling all the way to California! It was so fun to talk with her. Well, there was another phone number, After I calmed myself down a bit, I thought what the heck and pressed redial and see where that one takes was Erin Y.! Phew good thing I pressed redial or I would have missed the great news and talking to this wonderful sweet ladies. I have been so excited to share the news, I couldn't even tell my friends. Sorry friends, but I get to tell you now!!!!!!

Thank you to My Little Shoebox for picking me again! I would like to welcome all the new ladies to the team, please visit the MLS blog for the lists, bio's, links to all their AMAZING blogs! I can't believe I'm in the mix with 22 of these talented ladies.

As you may have heard we are going to do a really fun farewell blog hop this Friday! Make sure you start out at the MLS blog and hop along for lots of great prizes! See you Friday!

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Last (and latest) BlueMoon layout....

Happy Monday!

Today I will share my last layout from the Fresh Escapes kit!


I used the really pretty teal Hambly screen print paper (the back side of it) and layered with another Hambly screen print-this time the silver doily. This really is a pretty simple layout to put together, most of the embellishment (flowers) were hand cut from the Pink Paislee papers. I flipped the petals and leaves out a bit for some texture on my page and topped each flower off with the Tim Holtz pewter liquid pearls, which is included in the kit! The butterflies are from K & Co, just peel and stick!

Here's more of the pewter liquid pearls being used, this time I tossed in some Martha Stewart glitter and micro beads on top of the wet liquid pearls and just let them dry.

and my title, I mixed up the coral color alpha's with a black alpha I had on hand. But I like the way 2 different fonts/colors look together.

You can purchase the kit on the BlueMoon site. You are gonna love this one, it's so pretty and the teal and coral are beautiful together!

Thank you for stopping by today, but before you go not only is this my last layout with the kit, but it will be my last layout for BlueMoon. I want to take this time to thank Lisa and Scott for taking a chance on me. I had a wonderful time designing and playing with your kits month after month. To the design team, your work always amazes me, it's so fun and fresh. I'll be sure to stop by the design team blog every week to see your wonderful creations! And last but not least I want to thank you! You came here, read post after posts and left so many wonderful comments for me here and on the BlueMoon DT blog. Thank you!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe summer, take time to enjoy it and enjoy everyone around you!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

BlueMoon Monday post...on Thursday!

We had such a blast with Basic Grey this week at BlueMoon, my regular Monday post will be featured today...Thursday!

This layout is from the Fresh Escape Kit. I used the lighter colors from the kit to really make my photos POP!


I started out with a backside of the Basic Grey paper and layered it with the Hambly Studio peacock feather transparency. I really like the way that came out. I did cut some from the middle of my layout to give my eye a landing spot somewhere on this layout.

And this is where it lands...right on the Pink Paislee Artisan Element Frame. A while back I bought myself the new ChipArt Tool by Melody Ross, GCD Studios. It works awesome on the Artisan Frames. I used the alphabet to punch the phrase, make a wish, and rubbed on some distress ink, used some brown Maya Road mist to get into the little nooks to make it stand out and rubbed the rest of. Very easy!

 here's a bigger photo.

It's fun to see all the different elements come together on a page. I used the Ranger Liquid Pearls, Pink Paislee Cork Buttons, Prima Flower, K & Co Dragon Fly, the Artisan Rubber Frame

Here's a quick peek of the Fresh Escape kit, please visit the BlueMoon store for more details on this kit and many more!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 2 of the Basic Grey Giveaway...

Quick run to the BlueMoon Blog for details on today's giveaway:

Here's a peek of the prize package:

And then stop off at the BlueMoon DT blog to see some eye candy that was just posted by Lynette and Beth!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Basic Grey Week at BlueMoon Scrapbooking!!!!

Have you heard the news?!?!?!? BlueMoon Scrapbooking will be featuring Basic Grey this week, there will be PRIZES, SALES, CONTEST, INSPIRATION AND MORE!!!

ok, lets get down to business, first on the agenda the giveaway... 

To win the giveaway
 you must do all 3 things:
1- Be a blog follower of the BlueMoon Blog
2-Post on your blog or Facebook/Twitter page about our 3 days of Basic Grey fun.  If you want a logo you can pull the logos off the BlueMoon blog from the right column.
3-Answer this question and leave a comment on the BlueMoon Blog:
There is a hot new TV show called "Scrap Off" and you are in the finals. The rules are, you have to use Basic Grey items to win. Which Basic Grey collection are you going to choose from?  Do you have a certain product you think will help you win, like take-notes, rub-ons, posies... ?

A random winner will be chosen Wednesday.  You have 48 hours to notify us that you have won.

For extra fun go to the Design Team Blog.... you will see what we have created for you there!

Next, we have the SALE!

The BlueMoon Basic Grey Sale will be for
3 days only.
All Basic Grey is 15% off and WOW this includes sale Basic Grey items.  So, stock up your stash with the BEST scrapbooking supplies from Basic Grey!
Use code BG15 in the coupon section when checking out.

Orders over $65.00 will receive a NEW Tattered Angels Chalk Board Glimmer Mist.
(write Blog special in comment section when checking out to receive the ChalkBoard)
Plus, Free shipping on all orders over $50.00.

Can't forget the prize package for day 1...It's a $79 prize package!


Last (but not least) on the agenda, the inspiration! Visit the BlueMoon Design Team blog each day!

Today's I'll have a little different post than usual (I will share my regular Monday Kit Inspiration Layout on Thursday) But today, Basic Grey baby!

I have many favorites from Basic Grey so there's not way I could pick 1. For my layout I went with the the Green at Heart Collection:

This is one of my favorites because the great colors and style. Here's my layout:


I used the Basic Grey stitched brads here along with lots of layering. Gotta love border punches! BlueMoon carries a wide range of punches including my favorite the Martha Stewart and Ek Success.

and some of the stickers here. Just look at that cute lil' birdie!

Some more cute stickers...the kite and little dots. I also used the sticker alpha's. A little stitching under them really makes a big punch.

You can view this collection or every other collection on the BlueMoon site and remember the awesome sale going on now!

See you on Thursday!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pencil Lines and MLS!

This week Pencil Lines is featuring My Little Shoebox. One of my layouts it posted on their site!

Please check all of the cuteness from the MLS DT. You can check it out here:

I'll leave you with my layout using a mix of MLS products:

a layout about my daughter and her new puppy!


So check out Pencil Lines and leave the MLS DT some comments!

Friday, June 4, 2010

What do My Little Shoebox, Punky Sprouts and Tattered Angels have in common?

A Mini Book!!!!

One of my projects for the months was to make a mini album using this really cool, large sized (6x12), mini book from Punky Sprouts, along with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and the Just Add Butter line from My Little Shoebox.

My thought behind this book was to use recipes that my 10 year old daughter can make. I think she will love this book!
Sweet Treats

I actually took one of the canvas pages out of my book to make the canvas apron, which was misted with glimmer mist, glued on some lace ruffles and some polka dot ribbon.

Page 1, Let's Cook:

Page 2, Ice Cream Cone Cakes:

Page 3, Dirt Cups:

Page 4, Puppy Chow:

Page 5, Jello Jigglers:

Page 6, Orange Julius Drink Recipe and Bacon and Eggs treats:

Page 7, Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Page 8, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches:

Page 9, Rice Crispy Treats:

Page 10, The end:

Don't this just make you hungry!?!?!?!?!? Which is your favorite?

Have a great weekend!