Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sketchy Thursday on Pebbles' Inc Blog

It's my very first Sketchy Thursday assignment
for Pebbles' Inc and I sure had fun with this layout :

 " I loved this unique grid design that I've never considered before and was particularly pleased to go with a multi photo layout, allowing me to scrap my teenage kids with their church youth group here.  I usually follow any sketch closely at the beginning of my design - in this case I followed the placement of the photos and the ticket border across the top half of the layout. After that I made the sketch my own , using different types of Fresh Goods embellishments to create what I want in terms of a balanced design."

Pebbles supplies used: 
Fresh Goods Flower Basket  (751183)
Fresh Goods Window Display (751189)
Fresh Goods Rain Check  (751184)
Fresh Goods Dimensional Phrases & Icon Stickers (732076)
Fresh Goods Embossed Masking Tape Stickers (732078)
Fresh Goods Chipboard Flowers  (747155)
Fresh Goods Dimensional Butterflies  (747154)
Fresh Goods Toothpick Flags (747153)
Fresh Goods Chips  (744118)
Fresh Goods Clothes Pin Natural Wood  (747278)
Welcome Christmas Buttons (747147)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Little Shoebox and Unity Hip Hop Blog Hop!

Hello there blogging friends and welcome to the Unity & My Little Shoebox blog hop!
We are so excited to see you hop along today with us -
 there are some yummy prizes to be won!
As most of you know, this past CHA, Helen partnered with Unity for her adorable stamp sets that match her fun, whimsical lines!
Here’s the lineup of sweet and talented ladies participating in today’s blog hop:

Angie Blom –
Christi Snow –
Pearl Liu- << YOU ARE HERE ! >>
Natalie Dever –   
Stephanie Muzzulin -

Today we're all sharing a project we created using MLS and Unity, and I made a Layout using the adorable new line from MLS called "Destination", as well as the Unity stamp set that coordinates with that line.

I stamped the sentiment "Have a nice " unto patterned ledger paper first and then cut out the words and adhered them 
unto the MLSB cardstock airplane with banner sticker as part of the titlework. 

I also used the journalling block stamp with distress ink , stamping unto 
a coordinating MLSB Destination pp. 
I then cut out ribbon strips for journaling . 


Please be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs as a random commenter will  receive a fabulous prize from Unity Stamps

                                               **Comments close on 30th at MIDNIGHT…winner posted on 31st on Unity blog**

Now it's time to head off on the blog hop journey to visit:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Season's Greetings !

Lots of lovely new irresistible Christmas lines released this year 
( well , every year isn't it ?!).
Echo Park's Season's Greetings is certainly one of them. 
Supplies here - 
EP's Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pad, Doodlebug Design twine & Die Cut sentiment,
MR scroll chipboard, Prima lace. 

Supplies here - 
EP's Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pad, K&Co Die Cut sentiment,
MS Border punch.

Happy mail came yesterday - 
received my Cottage Cutz Christmas designs - simply darling they are !  - 
I just had to try out a design or two immediately .
I have used the Holiday Ornament die here (from Christmas Release 1. )
and stickled up the ornament for effect.

Check out the designs of Release 2 !! - 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Altered acrylic frame - Webster's Page's Celebrate

I've made a record number of acrylic frames this year,
all using Webster's Pages papers.
Here's another.

supplies : 
Webster's Pages Let's Celebrate papers , stickpin and cardstock stickers.
Prima vintage buttons, lace & florals,Stickles.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Little ShoeBox - Destination - Mini Album

I love collecting quotes and decided to make this mini as a gift for a teenager - the patterns of the Destination line were my guide as to the kinds of quotes with pictures that I would want in the mini . I also did a little stamping on the kraft envelopes of the mini using the Unity Stamp set - A little destination . On some of the chipboard pages I simply misted with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist and the rest of them I simply inked around the edges for a quick treatment for the background .

MLSB Destinations Supplies List 
Miss U Already - 11562
Sit Back and Relax - 11563
Happy Hour - 11564
Souvenir - 11565
Journey - 11566
Postcard - 11567 
3D Roll Up flower sheet - 11561
Cardstock Sticker - 11569

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Haunting !

I've had so much fun using Cottage Cutz's Halloween dies 
with My Little Shoebox's Trick or Treat all month long.
For my card today, I wanted to create a ghoulish scene 
and wanted to see what would come out 
when I combined the following 2 dies : 

I used white cardstock to die cut the 3 ghouls and
 inked up 2 bats with distress ink in purple for a pop of color . 
The Haunted House border was diecut using self adhesive cardstock.
I've used patterned papers here from My Little Shoebox's Trick or Treat line. 
 Definitely simple and easy to create a new scene each time 
with different die combinations in our Halloween release

I can't wait to see more sneak peeks with our second Christmas Release  
here on our blog in the following days ! 
Do keep a close eye 
and I'll be back with Christmas projects the next time ! 
Can't wait ! ;)  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Echo Park's Times and Seasons

I thought the new Echo Park Times and Seasons 6x6 paper pad 
would be a great starting point to make a batch of Thank You cards. 

Most of the sentiments here are Kaisercraft's Rub ons. 

Managed to use some older Prima and Pink Paislee embellies 
where I could. ;) 
I still have so much colored crinkled seam binding on hand
I don't have to make up new colors no more . 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall themed cards - Eyelet Outlet

A little more Fall themed creations 
using Eyelet Outlet's Fall themed brads. 

Paper : Crate Paper Farmhouse 6x6 paper pad. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Exciting news to share - My Little Shoebox !

We are pleased to share our new Winter Wonderland mid-release collection with you today. Just like our popular Holly Jolly mid-release from last year, once this collection is out of stock it's gone!

Also brand new are 3 Itty Bitty stamps and coordinating nesting dies from our Co-Brand partners, Unity Stamp Company andScrapping Cottage
OK... so would you like to win this collection before you can buy it??
here's how...
Share the news about our Winter Wonderland collection by posting the name of your favorite patterned paper and Itty Bitty stamp from this new release on our Facebook wall and we'll draw a lucky winner to win the entire collection plus the Itty Bitty they chose Friday!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Joy, Peace , Love !

I'm just enjoying creating for the holiday seasons way ahead of time this year. 
I must have made at least 20 Christmas card bases in the past coupla days
using old Heidi Swapp Christmas pps and new Echo Park Season's Greetings.
For today I have cards made with new Authentique Paper's Wonder pps 
with MME's Lost & Found Christmas layered stickers for the sentiment.  
Here's a card with older Webster's Pages Christmas petite papers with my all time 
fave K&CO Christmas dimensional stickers.
K&Co 's detailed dimensional stickers are really hard to beat 
when I want a quick, finished look. 
Authentique Paper's Wonder pp again with K&CO diecut for the sentiment. 
I'm waiting for the DHL man today
for delivery of the latest Pebbles Inc Valentine line  - With Love.
So yeah , you've guessed it , I'm moving on to Valentine's Day 
projects by week's end for sure ! ;) 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pebbles Inc : New Valentine's Day Collection - With Love

Pebbles Inc has a new line to share with you! 
Our new collection, With Love, incorporates traditional holiday colors—red, pink and white—to create an endearing line of products for lovely scrapbooking and, most especially, Valentine’s Day cards.

It's chock-full of hearts, flowers, dots and even a few (love) birds to form the perfect collection of patterns for customers to create Valentines for loved one. Note that some of the patterns are printed on kraft paper, which makes the line extra special and warm.

Masking Tape Stickers and Clear Stamps

These stickers have the look of masking tape, but go on smoothly, while the warm colors and adorable designs are as precious as your Valentine. The Clear Stamps are sweeter than candy hearts (but we recommend those, too) with usable phrases and designs for expressing cardmakers' twitterpation.

Mini Dimensional Flowers and Dimensional Hearts
Mini Dimensional Flowers and Dimensional Hearts add cuteness and depth, something desirable in a Valentine as well as a Valentine’s card.

The flowers have multiple layers of paper petals and a metal and pearlesque middle, while the hearts—not to be outdone—also have multiple layers, with a stitch up the middle to create a flirtatious butterfly effect.

I know I can't wait to start creating with this wonderful new lovely collection ! ;) 

Friday, October 14, 2011

MLSB - Winter Wonderland sneak peek

Look for My Little Shoebox's Winter Wonderland collection 
to arrive in stores in late October.
Woohoo ! 

A note from Helen about this collection: I created this playful winter collection with the hope that you'd enjoy scrapbooking your family's winter activities, holiday gatherings and memories. I know many of my scrapbooking fans also love to create their own holiday cards so I've included 6 different patterns that will work well for whatever theme you have in mind this year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crate Paper Random

I have almost forgotten that I have the CP Random collection pack
but when my Chelley Bean Designs dyed paper doilies arrived, I knew 
vaguely that they could work with that collection. 
This also was a great opportunity to use some of my latest Prima buys - love their Vintage Buttons - so many wonderful designs in one pack ! 
Also brought out some Primas that I bought earlier in the year - I have tried to stop buying their florals as far as I can help it - trying up to just use my existing Prima stash .

Still love these older  black Prima crystal swirls  .

Nice to do a pretty , feminine layout for a change . ;) 

Happy H*owl*oween !

I was thinking about how to use the Cottage Cutz Broom Mini die  on a project 
and when I saw this scalloped journal die cut 
by Doodlebug Design a little lightbulb went off. 

I diecut a dark grey Owl mini from patterned paper and adhered it unto the the scalloped diecut,sitting it on the branch/broomstick. 
Then I trimmed off a smaller orange owl from Cottage Cutz' Spooky Frame w/Owl die , 
sitting it on our Broom mini diecut
and viola , here's wishing you "Happy H*owl*oleen"! 
These mini diecuts were sure made to be "scene" ! lol ! 
Hope this gives you ideas for piecing together other fun scenes 
that you can think of this Halloween ! 

In September,Cottage Cutz released  some darling new Christmas designs -
 about 15 in all ! & they are shipping now ! 
Guess what our October release is ? - 
 14 adorable new designs that are Fall themed ! 
I'm just so thrilled to see all the new designs 
that I had to whip up something Fall inspired too , for today. 

I started my card design here with the Halloween Lamp Post w/sign die 
and cut a dark brown lamp post out of self adhesive cardstock.
Then I added a pumpkin , cut out of Crate Paper's Farmhouse pp, using the My Little Shoebox Spooky Treats die. The leaves in the patterned paper inspired me to use the Pink Peony and Orchid Flower dies, inking some of the leaves for better definition. 

As always , we have a 25% savings offer when you order the entire release Bundle
This new Fall release ships Oct 17th.