May 31, 2011



I'm thrilled to share that I've been invited to join the Momenta design team! :)  The full announcement is on the Momenta blog here.  I'm looking forward to lots of fun, inspiration, and friendships!  Thank you, Momenta!

May 30, 2011


Scrapbook Daisies blog challenge #5 is up and running!

Here's my layout for the challenge:

Those beautiful papers, die cuts, cardstock sticker, and letter stickers are all from the gorgeous Heartfelt collection by My Little Shoebox (speaking of MLS, I will be posting some sneaks of my June creations later this week...)!

Here's the PageMaps sketch that's being used for the challenge:

To be eligible for the monthly prize:
Complete a new layout using the above sketch as inspiration.
You may use any products you wish to use.
Link your layout to the Challenge #5 post on the Scrapbook Daisies blog by June 30th.

P.S. You have today and tomorrow left to link up your entries for challenges 1, 2, 3, and 4!

May 24, 2011

Handmade Sugared Mini Roses

Hi Friends!

Would you like to see how I make my sugared mini roses?  I created a video tutorial for My Little Shoebox and it's up on the blog today, so now I can share it with you here, too.

I would really love if you would let me know here or on the My Little Shoebox blog what you think of the tutorial.  This is my first try at a video tutorial, and it's very far from perfect, so go easy on me, please :)

May 20, 2011

My Little Shoebox Blog Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the My Little Shoebox blog hop!

If you have arrived here from Keely's blog, you're in the right place :)

If you happened to have popped in here first, please consider starting at the beginning of the hop on the My Little Shoebox blog so that you don't miss out on any of the fun.

I'm so in love with the absolutely gorgeous new Heartfelt collection.  The colors and patterns are just beautiful!  I'm excited to finally be able to share something I've created with it:

 Here's the lovely sketch that Melinda created for us to use!

Here's a look at the beautiful Heartfelt collection:

*** For a chance to win this gorgeous Heartfelt collection, be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop including the My Little Shoebox blog. ***

The next blog to hop to is Linda Kretz :)

May 19, 2011

Let's do Lunch :)

I have one last card to share for now using the My Little Shoebox City by the Bay collection.

Something about this particular house sticker from the cardstock sticker sheet reminded me of a small town, main-street type of restaurant.  So then I started thinking about how it would be nice to meet a friend for lunch.

So on this card I tried to recreate the scene that I had in my mind of the restaurant and surrounding area.  I think it will be fun to send this to a friend!

Once again I used GlueArts products (GlueGlider Pro, extreme adhesive squares, and 3D adhesive foam blanks) to assemble my card.

I hope you will come back tomorrow for the My Little Shoebox blog hop featuring the new Heartfelt collection!

May 18, 2011


Yep today I have another card to share using the City by the Bay collection from My Little Shoebox :)

Hopefully the cards that I've been showing you over the past several days help to prove how versatile the City by the Bay collection is :)

Thanks to the MLS and GlueArts product swap, I had plenty of the GlueArts foam blanks to use to build dimension between the layers of my card.

Don't forget about the My Little Shoebox blog hop on Friday!  There will be prizes to be won!

May 17, 2011


Today I have another My Little Shoebox City by the Bay card to share.  I have sent this to the parents of a friend of mine who were so generous to invite my daughter and me to their house to join them for their family Easter dinner.  They made us feel so welcome and in fact treated us just like part of the family, so I hope this card conveys my appreciation.

Dont'cha just love using border punches?  Here I simply layered punched and inked strips of paper over the same color background paper to add some nice interest.  I adhered them using the GlueArts GlueGlider Pro that I received for the GlueArts product swap with My Little Shoebox.  I'm a big fan of that tool!  It's so easy to use and applies adhesive so quickly.

Thanks for stopping by!

May 16, 2011


Hello everyone :)  I hope you had a great weekend.

First of all I would like to say happy birthday to Dan!

I have another My Little Shoebox City by the Bay card to share today.

I love building dimension on my projects.  I often layer stickers, die cuts, and so forth on top of one another using foam tape in between.  I used GlueArts U Cut It foam blanks between the flowers here.  I like being able to cut the foam to the desired size.

Stop by again tomorrow for another card :)

May 13, 2011

MLS Heartfelt Sneak Peek

Happy Friday!

Have you caught any glimpses of the new My Little Shoebox mid-release Heartfelt collection yet?  The design team has certainly been ooh-ing and aah-ing over this absolutely gorgeous line.  I cannot wait for you to see it... the papers, diecuts, and stickers are all really beautiful!

Here's a little peek at a layout I created with Heartfelt:

Aren't the colors lovely?  Come back next Friday the 20th to see the full layout, and be ready to hop along on the MLS blog hop which will be featuring this new collection!

Have a great weekend!

May 12, 2011

Happy Day

Today I'm sharing another card using the City by the Bay collection from My Little Shoebox.

One of the things that I love about My Little Shoebox papers is that they're double-sided.  One side typically has a cute, whimsical theme, while the other side is a coordinating but more versatile pattern.

I thought the reverse sides of the City by the Bay collection were quite pretty, and I used them for several of my projects this month.  So before you shy away from papers that you might feel are too whimsical or "theme-y", check the reverse sides, and suddenly you have another whole set of options.

I love making my own flowers.  Don't get me wrong, I love to buy the premade ones, too, and like most of you, I have accumulated quite a stash of those beauties.  But there is something about making them yourself sometimes that makes the project all the more meaningful.

The above flowers were made in just a few minutes using some punches, misted water, a heat tool, Glossy Accents, Diamond Dust, and GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares.  Thank you, GlueArts, for the awesome product swap with MLS!  The squares were perfect for adhering the layers of my flower together.

Thanks for stopping by :)

May 11, 2011

Hi Friend

Here's a card that I made with the City by the Bay collection from My Little Shoebox.

I really love the extra appeal that a little glitter glue, fabric paint, stitching, and doodling adds to projects.  Give it a try! 

May 7, 2011

MME Layout Challenge 23

Happy National Scrapbook Day!  I thought about doing laundry, and I thought about doing some yard work, but being a scrapbooking holiday and all, I decided to scrapbook instead :)

I made this layout for My Mind's Eye layout challenge 23.

I used the MME Just Dreamy 2 Dazzling collection from a couple years ago.  Although it's an older collection, it's still a good one and has lots of flowers to fussy cut!  The alphas are American Crafts Thickers and My Little Shoebox mini stickers.

Thanks for stopping by!

May 4, 2011

My Little Shoebox May Sneaks

I had a great time working on my first set of My Little Shoebox assignments over the past few weeks.  The papers and embellishments are so cheerful and fun.  I can't show you my creations just yet, but, I can share some sneak peeks!

By the way, have you been working on your entries for the MLS Farmer's Market Challenge?

May 2, 2011

Scrapbook Daisies News and Blog Challenge #1

In case you haven't heard yet, Scrapbook Daisies has moved its challenges from the message board to the blog.  You can find more information about this and the rest of the changes to Scrapbook Daisies here.

Now that the housekeeping is out of the way....

Scrapbook Daisies blog challenge #1 has been posted!  Here's my layout for the challenge:

Those beautiful papers, die cuts, and letter stickers are all from the City by the Bay collection by My Little Shoebox (speaking of MLS, I will be posting some sneaks of my first set of assignments this week...)!

The challenge is to create a new layout based on the following Creative Scrappers sketch:

The deadline to submit entries for this challenge on the Scrapbook Daisies blog is Tuesday, May 31st.  You can find all the details here.

My Little Shoebox Farmer's Market Challenge *Prizes*

The Farmer's Market challenge at My Little Shoebox has been underway but there's still time for you to participate!  I really hope you'll check it out and join in the fun... there are three very generous prizes to be won!

Here's the details:

We love our Farmer's Market collection so we'd love to see you create a project using our Farmer's Market collection for one or all three of the categories listed below. 

Layout- Create a 12x12 layout of any theme with our Farmer's Market collection utilizing the paper, cardstock stickers, acrylic stamps, glitter letters or mini alphas.
Card- Create a card of any theme with our Farmer's Market collection utilizing the paper, cardstock stickers, acrylic stamps, glitter letters or mini alphas
Stamping- Create a stamped project of your choice with our Farmer's Market acrylic stamps and coordinating collection.

Don't have the Farmer's Market collection?  Don't worry.  You can use any of our Winter 2011 releases.

The winner of the layout category will win $50.00 in MLS product from a collection of their choice! The card and stamped project winners will win $25.00 in MLS product from a collection of their choice!

Wow, right?!

Who can pass up a chance to win such generous prizes?!  Hurry though, the deadline is just 2 weeks away.  Find the challenge and all the rules by clicking here.