Monday, March 28, 2011

My Little Shoebox Farewell Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Little Shoebox Blog farewell blog hop! I hope you are coming from the very talented Kathleen's blog, if not or if you just joining this randomly, go back to the My Little Shoebox Blog and hop with us. The key is to follow through, leave comments and end on on my last blog for a chance to win a great prize package.

As you know this term of the My Little Shoebox is ending and soon a new design team will be picked. As you know (if you read my last post) this is also goodbye for me with the team. But before I go, I want to share some of my past work and memories with you.

I thought I'd do a top 10 collection of my favorites this past year. I feel these10 layouts represent me the most, using the style I'm most comfortable with, which I finally, after all this time, figured out exactly what my style is. I'm a full page theme type scrapper that match my picture colors to the scrapbook supplies I'm using on that layout. As I say that to you, you'll see what I mean as you view the next 10 layouts.






 
 


Thank you for joining us on this farewell adventure. Please continue on to the very creative, Nicole's blog.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The love of a family...

Hello!

Today I'm sharing an altered project I put together for My Little Shoebox, using their Home Tweet Home collection....which is my favorite collection this release.

I used a 7 Gypsies wooden frame for the project. I held on to this frame for a while waiting for the right project idea to come to me and finally when MLS asked for an altered project I knew what I wanted to do!

THE LOVE OF A FAMILY IS LIFE"S GREATEST BLESSING


I have a couple close-ups...






I hear the reveal is just around the corner for the new MLS design team. I can't wait to see the new team. I should probably tell you, I didn't reapply. I have decided to take a year off of design team scrapbooking. I will still scrap for myself. Instead of focusing on the art of it, I want to spend more time with 2 page layouts with lots of pictures and stories. I have started doing this the last couple months and really enjoyed it!

Hope you have a great evening! As I type this, it's snowing, sleeting, lightening, and thunderstorming with heavy winds...only in WI we can have crazy weather! I wonder when spring will get here?!?!?!?!

I just wanted to add one more thing...if you remember back in December I talked about using photoshop elements 9 for editing. Well I did it, I took Jessica Sprague's online class, learned a lot of great and helpful information. This layout was edited with photoshop. I learned to edit in Camera Raw and just love the way my photos turn out. I learned to edit my layouts and save for web so they look better. So far I have accomplished 2 of my scrapping goals!!!!


Monday, March 7, 2011

My Little Shoebox picture frame project

I had this old recipe stand that I was going to toss. It still was in great condition but the front had a picture that really didn't go with my home decor. So I flipped the pages around and altered it with some My Little Shoebox papers and embellishments and made a cute picture flip book for my daughter. She just loves it. Each 4x6 page protector is now filled with fun pictures of friends. Perfect for any girl!

I actually attached a picture of my daughter on the front cover once I gave it to her. Just for the sack of display here I thought I would leave it plain.



By adding some foam pop-dots by Therm O' Web the die-cuts and cardstock stickers really have some great dimension on the project. I have to give a shout out to Therm O' Web, they very generously donated a huge assortment of adhesives for the dt to use on our projects!



PS: Don't forget about the Design Team call for My Little Shoebox, they are the best company to work for! You can see the info on their blog!