Friday, January 28, 2011

My Little Shoebox Januray Sketch Challenge

Hello! It's time for another Sketch Challenge with My Little Shoebox. I used the Holly Jolly line for my layout.


For this layout I used a lot of the diecuts and cardstock stickers. This really makes scrapping super easy and coordinates very well!

This is a MLS cardstock sticker popped up with a foam tab

Gotta love those diecuts as a photomat. Super easy!

and the sketch, made by our very own Aphra!

You can read more about the sketch challenge on the My Little Shoebox blog and see lot's of other dt members creative layouts. This was a split post so make sure you visit both places:  HERE and HERE.

Just a quick note of other reminders:

*CHA is around the corner and MLS has 6 new lines. Make sure you see them on the Blog and register for prizes.

*In the next week if you come and notice my blog is all wonky and missing's just me. I redoing it again. I have a really cute header I'm working on now with colors I really love so stay tuned for that.

Have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to a weekend crop with some friends. I'm leaving in 6 hours and don't have 1 thing other than my slippers and my pillow (for sitting on) packed yet. Oh well! But, first I'm off to Michael's to check out the punch selection and see if I can buy some more!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Have you seen the peeks?

Ok, blog readers, I'm giving you the heads up on the 2 newest My Little Shoebox lines AND a chance to win them. Here's the deal, go to the MLS Blog, follow directions for day 1 and day 2, leave comments and keep your fingers crossed cause I would love to see you, my blog readers, win! ( I bet by tomorrow, Wednesday, they'll have a 3rd line up for you!)

Farmers Market

From the MLS description: Our Farmers Market collection is definitely in season. The 5 double sided pattern papers feature images of sweet peas, fresh tomatoes and ripe pears that are picked fresh just for you. We've also included a farm fresh round die cut that coordinates with the pattern paper. Also included in the collection are coordinating cardstock stickers, journaling die cuts and a clear stamp set.

Home Tweet Home

From the MLS description: This whimsical spring color palette features birds, blooms and more! Home Tweet Home features 5 double sided papers, 1 round die cut cardstock, cardstock stickers, journaling die cuts and a coordinating clear stamp. We've added something extra to our clear stamp this year and you'll have to come back next Monday to see the full reveal. We also know you love our round die cut cardstock so we've created a great new die cut to coordinate with this collection.
It's So CUTE! I'm so Excited! Ok, hurry to the blog!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Playing with 2 page layouts

I have notice there's more and more focus on 2 page layouts. I seen them a lot in magazines. As you know I'm leaning more towards the story and the photos. I worked on these in November during a fall crop.

The first layout if using a Cosmo Cricket collection, which I won from facebook. The pictures were taken at Chucky Cheese about 5 years ago. For some reason I have always loved these photo's and really wanted to use them for a family layout.


For this one, I basically found 1 piece of paper that went perfect (which would be the stripped piece) and tried to match the rest up to that. It felt great to use up leftovers for once.

Pumpkin Carving


For some reason I'm really enjoying putting together 2 page layouts. When I start I usually tape the 2 background pieces of paper together and use that as the "12x24 canvas" for my layout.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Love Notes

Love Notes is a project I made for My Little Shoebox using the Harmony Line. This was a really fun project to make, it would be a cute gift too.

The cards are about 3.5 x 3.5, the perfect size a quick note to someone.

If you would like instructions on making the card set just let me know and I can hook you up!

PS, I almost forgot to mention about the Jan sketch challenge, Aphra hooked us up with a sketch this month. You can read about the details here. I'm working on my layout right now, which reminds me I better get it photographed before the sun goes down. Have a great day!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

First layout of the year

Ahhh, a nice laid back day. First day of the year, first layout of the year. Simple and easy, just like I said I was going to do using my must have chipboard pieces, a little sewing and pattern paper. Sure I could have done more, added more stuff, but I no longer feel the need to. I just have to please Kaden and that little boy is easy to please, he's going to love this layout when he see's it because it's about him-doing what he loves.

This kit is from Sweet Peach Crop Shop (December kit) Definitely going to be a favorite kit of mine with all the fun camping/outdoor stuff in it.

Kaden's Camping Adventure

Now to work on those photography/editing skills. I signed up for Jessica Sprague's online class called Good-to-Great Workflow yesterday. Photoshop Elements 9 has been installed on the computer and ready to go. I hope in exactly one year I can say I have learned and mastered the art of editing pictures and layouts. Ok, probably not mastered but learned something educational :)

Have a great weekend...and if you know of any great learning places for Photoshop Elements please let me know!