Monday, June 20, 2011

MLS Summer CHA Sneaks...

On behalf of My Little Shoebox, may I introduce...
I can't wait to get my hands on this line!
Creative Cheers!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Inspiration from Page Maps...

Happy Monday!

Today I wanted to highlight a special someone who has provided lots of inspiration during those times when you have mojo-no-mas. Surely you have heard of the ever-so-talented Becky Fleck, but when I discovered just how much she loves the game of football it made me adore her more! She is a football nut - in fact did you know that she sketches during games - BRILLIANT!!!

So, speaking of brilliant... this month Becky sent darling sketches to those of us on the MLS design team to run with and this was the amazing sketch she sent my way:

And here is my take...
It is hard to tell in the photo but there are watermarked sunflowers on the colorful Tutti Fruti paper. The petals were made using the Cherries Jubilee paper and have been Glimmer Misted with Tattered Angels Sun Sisters and distressed with Ranger's Vintage Photo ink {a staple in my crafting!} I loved this sketch and so appreciate this opportunity!

You can see the rest of the lovely creations from our extremely talented MLS design team using Becky's amazing sketches by clicking HERE!

Creative Cheers!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

what's on your plate...

Funny title huh? Well when you think about it all of us have pretty full plates... even at times Thanksgiving platters!!! As mentioned on the My Little Shoebox Blog HERE, I was at a lovely ladies luncheon where they had this dynamic guest speaker who asked all of us this very question - "What's On Your Plate?" It really made us all think and sadly I missed the rest of the lecture because I was busy planning out this layout!!!
I used a plain 'ol paper plate from our pizza dinner the night before and decided to My Little Shoebox it up!!!
This layout is full of Farmers Market love - diecuts, stickers and the triple alpha threat {chipboard, glazed & minis}!
The napkin was made using the Tutti Fruiti paper with a little help from Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist.

This is one of those layouts that I just loved creating... isn't that the reason we do this afterall? There are so many blessings that have come into my life because of this amazing craft to which I am thankful for EVERY SINGLE DAY! Now go on, go create something for you... and to help you get started, leave me a comment and one lucky winner will win their very own My Little Shoebox Triple Alpha Threat Prize pack!

Creative Cheers!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

sunday share & the winner is...

So it's time for another Sunday Share... and today I wanted to showcase Farmer's Market! As most of you know this might just be my favorite collection from My Little Shoebox's last release. The colors are bright and vibrant, making the possibilities endless! This layout focuses on a sweet picture of Addison's first Halloween. If you look closely you can see my mom hiding behind the bush - she is supporting Addison since she is all of 3 months old.
I am a sucker for pumpkins... I love them! They symbolize the holidays, they are colorful and they taste amazing in lattes! I was having one of those non-creative days when I started playing with the Farmer's Market stamps. I ended up stamping in hopes to get those creative juices flowing and forgot to ink the leaves... and then what used to be a pear quickly became layers of a pumpkin - Bippity Boppity Boo!

And the winner of the entire City By The Bay collection goes to....
Cynthia B. said...

LOL! Love Avery's expression! :D The whole page is pure cute, and WOW on using the mini-alphas for the fence!
I think you've used Garden Party, Farmer's Market, and those girl cutouts are from Cute as a Button?

Congrats Cynthia B! Please email me your address at and I will mail out your goodies!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Creative Cheers!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mixin' it up with My Little Shoebox...

Happy Friday!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful week and now it's time to celebrate the weekend with a My Little Shoebox Blog Hop {START HERE}. If you are joining me from the ever-so-talented Pattie Beltran - you are in the right place! I so heart the wall hanging she created, she has a knack for those itty-bitty details! For my little mix up I wanted reached into my My Little Shoebox stash and got craftin'! Here are my two beauties all dolled up in their favorite halloween costumes, Addison was all about ladybugs and Avery Lynn is just a stinker! Both of their expressions totally capture each of their personalities at the tender age of two! This is why it is important to scrap these moments!

The little ladybug's red dress was made from those darling tomatoes on the Farmer's Market Berkeley paper with a little tulle to fluff up her skirt. The sweet witch's broom was made from the Farmer's Market circle scallop.
I am a sucker for sunflowers so these little gems needed some extra love while fussy cutting them out but once they all had a date with the distresser and popped onto their vines they just added so much to this page.
And you know my feelings about these mini-alphas... I LOVE THEM! The idea of the girls trick- or-treating in my old neighborhood inspired this layout.
So in light of our little Mix Up - I would like to offer a challenge! Please leave me a comment with the names of three different collections featured on this layout and you will win the entire City By The Bay collection! Hint: I already gave you one!!! LOL!

Wishing you all good luck and now head on over to the vibrant and full of energy Keely Yowler !

Creative Cheers!