My Little Shoebox - May!

It is so hard to believe that May is almost over! I thought we just entered 2009?!?!

Today I share with you some of my creations using the My Little Shoebox line My Neighborhood. Isn't it cute?!?!

I also wanted to let you all know that on June 1st, Storage Units and Ink will be have a blog hop with a HUGE - HUGE - HUGE giveaway! You seriously do not want to miss it! You have the chance to will ALL the new stamp sets debuting in June! And let me tell you - they are stinkin' adorable!!!!! It wills tarte at 9am - you can start at the SU Ink blog HERE.
And don't forget to stop by here - I have a little something to giveaway as well!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Triple the Sketch

Happy Saturday everyone!

It is Saturday so that means the cards and projects were posted over at Triple the Sketch with our latest sketch! I forgot to post last week's project! It is my dad, Kennedy and her cousin, Eva. My dad just can't get enough of his 2 little granddaughters!!!!!

I LOVED this week's sketch and think you all will too!!! I rotated the sketch for a little girl card.....

In scrappy news I have an article coming up in the July issue of Scrapbooking.com. This is my first time working with them and I was honored to have them approach me!

Nothing much of note here! Just loving that Spring is finally here, the sun is out and the birds are chirping!



SU Ink!!!!!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I hope Spring has arrived wherever you are! And Happy Mother's Day weekend to you moms out there!

This is my first post using SU Ink products!!!!! AND it was my first day to post on the SU Ink blog! You can see it here - along with more Sneak Peeks from the other designers!

On this card I used a super funky die cut from the My Little Shoebox paper line - so fun! I used the Core'dinations whitewash paper to create the elephant - I sanded the paper down a lot! For me, there is just something about getting dirty and making a mess while I scrapbook that makes me happy! The little elephant stamp and sentiment are from the Welcome to the Zoo set.

An Elephant Never Forgets detail
An Elephant Never Forgets card

My scrapbook page features more yummy My Little Shoebox papers and die cuts! I thought the bright colors worked perfectly with these photos or my daughter at the playground!
I again used the Core'dinations whitewash paper - this time in blue! I had fun playing around with the amount of sanding I did to get just the right hue of blue. And that adorable jump roping girl is from the Let's Play stamp set.

At Play
At play detail

Finally, I altered some baby hangers. It was a blast! I think they will make a wonderful little baby gift! More Core'dinations whitewash paper and My Little Shoebox patterend paper.


Hanger detail

Have a fabulous weekend friends!


Blog Awards!

You know those little blog awards you see floating around blogland?!
Well, recently I had two gals "give" me an award! It is nice to know that not just my family reads my blogs!

This first Blog Award is from the super sweet Cheryl Nelson aka CherylJuneGirl! I have known Cheryl for years....at least through the cyberworld! She has *the* biggest heart and some amazing talent to go with it! You can find her blog HERE!
I've decided to pass out the cute little "Ladybug Award" to the following bloggers. But first, the rules:

1. The winners should put the logo on their blog.

2. On your blog, link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate 5 other blogs for the award.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs you've awarded.
Here are the bloggers who make me smile:

1. Kim R
2. Michelle F
3. Kristy
4. Danni

5. Carrie


The second one if from Danielle Wycough, whom I have just come to know recently. We both have the honor of working for Patter Cross on the Triple the Sketch Design Team. Danielle also has the sweetest personality and serious creativity!! You can find her blog HERE. And I really feel that this award belongs to my other blog! Which you can find HERE!

Here is what lies behind it. Diane Noble is the great lady who introduced this wonderful blog award. In her words, "it is given to bloggers who consistently exalt the name of Christ on their blogs. What a joy to see crafters blend passion for Christ and papercrafting. This award is given to bloggers who share Christ through their posts or through the design of their artwork. We are commanded in Scripture to be 'salt and light' sharing the Good News of Jesus no matter where we are (Matthew 5:13-16).

Rules: Post the blog award in a regular post on your blog with the explanation, including the original link to WTW and the rules for passing the award along.
1. Name five people (more or less is fine!) to whom you want to offer this award and link to their blogs. The blogs need to obviously exalt Christ in some manner.
2. Contact the bloggers you have named to let them know they can pick up their blog award from you.
3. Invite them to permanently display the WTW blog badge and/or the award on their blogs.
The badge can be obtained on the WTW site

And with that I leave you two layouts from Kraft Girl Kit's May Kit!


More My Little Shoebox!

The beginning of the month is mega unveiling time for me and my projects! I have so much to share! I already showed you my project using My Little Shoebox with our partner this month, Hambly. I gave you my Kraft Girl sneak peeks! I shared one Kraft Girl layout! Now I am going to show you my other My Little Shoebox layouts!

Our focus this month was to highlight the rockin' chipboard letters and the white overlays! Here is how I used them!

Isn't the chipboard font so FuNkY?!? On this Easter layout I outlined them with my white Sharpie!

For this card I just mixed chipboard colors! (I think I have them in at least 6 colors!)

On this card I used glitter glue on the chipboard letters AND the white overlay flower! Then I added pink Stickles to the overlay word 'wonderful.'
*sorry the coloring is a little wonky on these photos!

And saving my favorite for last! I just love these old photos of Kennedy in the pool - giggling at Daddy!
On this layout I used clear glitter glue & Stickles to the flower overlays and the scallop edging overlays!!

Thanks so much for checking out my creations!
I will be back with more to share soon!!!!