Monday, November 28, 2011

Dreams make 'em happen

Hey blogging friends, 
long time no see . Trust you all have been 
enjoying yourselves every which way you can in life . 
I know I am having one of my best years in recent history. 
( trust me I had been living under a rock 
for the past 5 years at least ! lol ) 

A quick, cheery card today featuring MLSB designed Cottage Cutz die cuts -
the tree, birds & clouds.  

More to share later ! ;) 

Monday, November 21, 2011

You melt my heart !

Today I want to share a Christmas card project 
where I explore using a new medium to me - 
that is using chalks to color die cuts cut out of white cardstock.  

For my snowman diecut here , I've used Pebbles' Inc light blue chalk to add
a little subtle shading to the body of the snowman, black chalk
for the top hat and blue for the snowman's scarf . 
I also used 2 shades of green chalk on the pinetree
For more definition on my snowman's scarf, 
heart, hands and red band on the top hat, 
I've used American Craft's Glitter Gel pens . 

I so love this discovery of using this 
new combo of using chalks with gel pens on my diecuts. 

The patterned paper used here is from the Winter Wonderland line

Happy Crafting ! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MLSB Winter Wonderland Holiday Cards Blog Hop -coming Nov 21 !

We are so excited about our mid release Winter Wonderland, that's arriving in stores now and the wonderful Unity Co Branded stamps and dies from Scrapping Cottage! 
This collection is so fun for scrapping all your winter fun and creating holiday cards. 

We want to help you get inspired to create some holiday cards with this collection so we're busy organizing a fun holiday card blog hop with our talented design team. There will be lots of inspiration and we'll be giving away Winter Wonderland collections too! 
Make sure you join us Monday November 21st right here on MLSB's blog.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Little Shoebox DT layouts - Playtime

Sharing some fun layouts  created with My Little Shoebox's Playtime collection. 

Hide n Seek -11512
Sidewalk Chalk - 11513
Catch Me if You Can - 11515
Day Dream - 11517
Up in the Sky - 11516
Ladybug Sprinkle Glaze Alpha Sticker - 08954
Walnut Glitter Alpha Sticker  - 10116
Pearl Mini Alpha Sticker - 08427
3D Roll Up Flower -11511 
Cardstock Sticker - 11519 
Cottage Cutz Summertime Fun 4x4 Die , designed by My Little Shoebox


Day Dream - 11517
Sunny Side Up - 11514 
Marshmallow Glaze Alpha Sticker - 08952
3D Roll Up Flower -11511 
Cottage Cutz Summertime Fun 4x4 Die , designed by My Little Shoebox 

Sidewalk Chalk - 11513
Catch Me if You Can - 11515
3D Roll Up Flower -11511 
Cottage Cutz Summertime Fun 4x4 Die , designed by My Little Shoebox 
Cardstock Sticker - 11519

 For my layouts this month ,being that I had more masculine layouts than usual,  I decided to have fun with templates to mask in designs using different mediums - mists , distress ink , color pencils and markers. These mediums can really help bring out your inner artist!

A Happy Christmas

Still loving my older Webster's Pages Christmas pps - 
definitely they work well with a little Prima , Melissa Frances or K &Co embellie..

I sure am making  a record number of Christmas cards early . 

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Treats for My Sweet

Always a first time for everything - 
how about some sweet treat boxes to share for a change ! ;) 

Valentine's Day lines have been arriving on our sunny shore - 
Pebbles' Inc With Love line 
is definitely one of them . 

The heavyweight patterned papers of the With Love line were easy to score 
and fold up and this box shape held well even after candy was added to the boxes. 
As always I had fun embellishing with everything I have on hand from the collection.

Pebbles supplies used: 

With Love I Heart You (751203) 
With Love Sweetheart (751204)
With Love Masking Tape Stickers (732086)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)
With Love Adhesive Notes (732088)

With Love Toothpick Flags (747159) 
With Love Gift Tags (747160)
With Love Mini Clothes Pin (744280)
With Love Heart Paper Clips (744281)

With Love Candy Dots (744279)
With Love Ribbon (780014)

Sunday, November 06, 2011

A little more EP Times & Seasons

Posting up more of my EP Times & Seasons cards . 
Made a whole bunch but didnt have time to take pics till now . ;) 

Not my usual color palette but still love 
the patterns and color combo . 

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Celebrate the Season !

Today I'm featuring Cottage Cutz' Celebrate the Season die 
from our second release for October . 

Gotta love the swirls and flourishes of this design . 
I've added Red Glitter glue to my diecut ,cut
 from American Craft's Cranberry cardstock 
and embellished with a coupla pearls. 

Enjoy all the  adorable designs with our great 
 bundle offer for this release !