The Sampler Chipboard Challenge

Each month at The Sampler we have a challenge! This month was to use chipboard in a fun way!

There were lots of yummy pieces of chipboard in this kit so it wasn't hard!!!!! I chose to use the strawberries!

For the red portion of the chipboard strawberry, I used a pinkish/red Shimmerz Mist! While it was still wet I quickly added some super fine pinkish/red glitter! For the green portion I painted on some green paint. While wet I added super fine green glitter! It was fun but messy!!! Once it was dry I added the gems as seeds.

I did the same thing for the smaller strawberry. I also used the same technique on the letter stickers. The word "sweet" was originally a cream color. I just glittered them up to match the layout!!!

I really struggled to get good photos of this layout. The colors still aren't exactly correct but as close as I can get!!! The journaling goes along the top and bottom of the patterned paper piece. Click on the layout to enlarge it and read the journaling!

Be back soon with a fun project using the latest My Little Shoebox!!!


Baby Reveal and a Winner!!!!

We had our appointment this morning!!! We put Kennedy in her "Big Sister" t-shirt and brought her along. Today we were at the perinatalogists office and we saw a doctor we hadn't seen before. To say she had no bedside manner was an understatement! BUT, we got the news we were hoping for! The baby is looking perfectly healthy! Praise God! We are so thankful for that report! After the appointment I took Kennedy to get some balloons! And I attempted to get her photo with the balloons to send to all our family and friends via phone. But it was so darn windy I didn't have much luck! The best photo ended up being one we took in the car! So are you ready for the answer?! Boy or Girl? Take a look!!!

We are all very excited!!!!!

Now I know you all want to know who the winner is!!!!
It is obviously a GIRL and the heartrate was 153!!!!!

Blogger Susan said...

Trying again without typos! LOL!

I am so happy for you!! Congratulations! My prayer is for a healthy, happy baby...but my guess is a girl with a heartrate of 152.

SO happy for you!!!


8:02 AM

Congrats Susan!!!! Send me a PM with your address on one of the scrappy sites and I will get your goodies out to you!!!!!!!


Baby #3 & a Giveaway!!!!!!

In case you hadn't heard the good news, we are expecting our third child!!!!!! And we are super excited!!!!!

We will be learning the gender of baby #3 on Wednesday the 28th!!!!

I thought it would be fun to have you all guess the gender and heartrate! The closest guess will get a box of scrapbooking goodies!!!! If you want to make a guess just leave it in the comment section! I will be doing this on my personal blog as well!!!

Good luck!!!!


The Sampler Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to The Sampler’s Very First BLOG HOP!!

If you have just joined us, you may want to start at the beginning at Holly’s blog: http://www.experiencelifewisely.blogspot.com/

The Sampler Design Team has LOTS of inspiring projects, tips, and techniques to share! Please hop along with us to see what everyone has in store!

Here is our Blog Hop rotation for today:
Holly: http://www.experiencelifewisely.blogspot.com/

Jeannie: http://jclutz54.blogspot.com/

Sarah: http://www.theoccasionalcreation.blogspot.com

Chris: http://chrisaiton.blogspot.com/

Danielle: http://danielleholsapple.blogspot.com/ *YOU ARE HERE!
Guest Designer Sarah: http://redoaklines.com/
End at The Crop Spot, with Sandy at our Blog!: http://www.scrapbookingsuppliesrus.com/blog/article/recent/?blog_id=10001

Now I'd like to share my project with you made exclusively with products from The Sampler!

Kennedy just had her 5th birthday! Her party was a cooking theme so the cute mini kit that came in The Sampler kit was perfect for the photos! There were only a few chipboard pages that came in the kit, but I needed more. So I traced them onto my own chipboard and made my own!

Not only do we have some awesome projects to share today, but you also have a chance to win a PRIZE! By leaving a comment on EACH Design Team member's blog today, you have a chance to WIN an amazing prize sponsored by Scrapbooking Supplies R US! You have until Tuesday April 27th to leave your comments for a chance to win!!!

Hop on to find out what Sarah's Blog ( http://redoaklines.com/ ) to see what she has created to inspire you today!

Please leave me comment and I hope you stop by again soon!


My Little Shoebox DT Call!!!!!

HighRes MLS Logo

My Little Shoebox Design Team Call



My Little Shoebox is looking for talented, motivated, responsible designers who have time to commit to design layouts and projects each month with our products and promote our products online and at their local stores. We haven't set a specific number of designers for our team. We welcome international submissions.

We are looking for:

1. Enthusiastic, creative people that love My Little Shoebox and are able to do monthly assignments such as layouts, projects, and cards with our products.

2. You must post your work on 2 different galleries plus the MLS galleries

3. You must be able to commit to a 12 months term, which will be from

July1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

4. You must be at least 18 years of age.

5. You agree to release the rights of your designs to My Little Shoebox for display on the company website, blog , and in company publications.

6. If needed, your designs may also be needed for display at trade shows.

7. In addition, as a design team member, you will be contributing once per term to our company newsletter and be required quarterly to make a photo or video highlighting a technique for the blog.

8. International submissions welcome.

In return you will receive:

1. A quarterly package with plenty of MLS products to design with.

2. Your picture and bio on the My Little Shoebox website

To apply please send the following to dtcall@mylittleshoebox.com (please use your full name as the subject) :

1.Full name. address, phone number and email address

2. 2 layouts, 1 card and 1 project representing your best work using MLS products (jpeg files no larger than 500 kb)

3. A link to your personal blog and to the online galleries or message boards that you post on)

4. Design teams that you currently are on.

5. Write a paragraph about yourself telling us why you think you'll be a good fit for the MLS team.

6. If you've been published.

7. If you teach classes.

Submission deadline is May 15, 2010

Our design team members will be announced on June 15, 2010.

We thank you in advance for all of your work and appreciate your entry!

Please send all inquiries to dt@mylittleshoebox.com .

ETA: Please make sure that your submissions are 90% MLS


Splish Splash

Just a quick post! Here is my first creation using the April kit from The Sampler!

Just a quick post! Here is my first creation using the April kit from The Sampler!


On the Day You Were Born

My first challenge layout for Scrap That Baby is up! Here is a link to the blog so you can check out all the other amazing layouts the design teams gals created!

This layout challenge came at the perfect time! My sweet little Kennedy turned 5 on Monday! It is extremely hard to believe! It was great fun to relive the day she was born while creating this layout!

Thanks for stopping by!