January 31, 2012

LYB Paradise Projects

Hi friends!  It's been awhile since I've blogged... well today I can finally begin sharing some things that I've been working on over the past couple weeks!

I am so excited to be featured on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog today.  It was such an honor and totally fun to have been given the opportunity to participate on the Cycling Team and design with the new Paradise collection.  If you have a moment, I would very much love for you to head over there to see the full post which includes my write-up :)

Here are my projects:

A great big THANK YOU!!! to Little Yellow Bicycle for inviting me to take a ride with Paradise!

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you come back tomorrow, I'll have sneaks of my February kit work for My Creative Scrapbook!

January 20, 2012

New My Little Shoebox... Aiko! *Giveaway*

Happy Friday!

Today is the fifth and final day of reveal weak at My Little Shoebox.  Have you seen today's collection?  Aiko is really pretty and is a perfect collection to wrap-up reveal week with.

To see the entire collection as well as to enter to win it before you can buy it in stores, visit the My Little Shoebox blog.

Have a fantastic weekend!

January 19, 2012

New My Little Shoebox... Lovely Day! *Giveaway*

It's Day 4 of reveal week at My Little Shoebox, and it's yet another must-have collection!  Birds and birdcages... clouds... flowers... so PRETTY!

Close-ups of the entire collection can be found on the My Little Shoebox blog.  While you're over there, be sure to get the info on how to win it before you can buy it!

January 18, 2012

LYB Paradise Cycling Team

YAY!!!  The Fed Ex man just brought me a wonderful package...
the new Paradise collection from Little Yellow Bicycle!!!  It's GORGEOUS.

I have to say, I was a bit surprised to receive the delivery at 6:30 P.M....
but what an amazing way to start the evening!

If you haven't seen Paradise yet, here's a look at the collection's flower kit...

That's all I had to see to realize that I NEED this collection!
That's just a little taste... head to the LYB blog to see more.

 I'm sooo excited to have been invited to the Paradise Cycling Team.
I found out over the holidays and am about to get started on the ride.
I hope I can do it justice!

New My Little Shoebox... Up in the Trees! *Giveaway*

Day 3 of reveal week has arrived at My Little Shoebox!  Today, Up in the Trees is revealed.  Birds... trees... hearts... woodgrain... so much to adore in this collection!  Here's a quick look:

To see closeups of the entire collection and to enter to win it before you can buy it, visit the My Little Shoebox blog :)

January 17, 2012

MCS January Sketch Challenge *Fabulous Prize*

Hi friends!  I'm excited to tell you about the first sketch challenge of the new year at My Creative Sketches.

This is my take on the sketch.  I used Lily Bee's Christmas Town collection that I had received in my warehouse sale box, along with blooms from Zva, Prima, and Petaloo.

Isn't this sketch wonderful?  Love the layers!  I stayed pretty true to it except I changed the circle to a bracket shape.  I would love to see you give this one a try.

Here's the prize that's up for grabs!  Fabulous, right?!  The deadline to link your entry is February 14th at midnight EST.  Please head over to My Creative Sketches where you will find all of the challenge rules/details and LOADS of amazing inspiration from the MCS team.

New My Little Shoebox... Happy Go Lucky! *Giveaway*

It's day 2 of reveal week at My Little Shoebox!  Today, Happy Go Lucky has been introduced.  Flowers, clouds, hearts, bicycles, lamp posts, and more... what's not to love?!

For closeups of the collection and a chance to win it before you can buy it, head over to the My Little Shoebox blog :)

January 16, 2012

New My Little Shoebox... Keepsake! *Giveaway*

Hi friends!  Reveal week has begun at My Little Shoebox!  I just had my first look at Keepsake and am already in love.  The colors and patterns are absolutely adorable, and a lot of the patterns are now on a smaller scale.  Perfect!  There are some fun new additions, too!  I think this is the best release, yet.

Head over to the My Little Shoebox blog for closeups of this adorable new collection and a chance to win it before you can buy it!

January 14, 2012


Hi blog friends.  I have this sweet little cupcake adorned card on the Momenta blog today.

I used a handful of pretty pastel patterned cardstock, a border sticker, and a flair button from the Cuddle & Coo collection along with a dimensional cupcake sticker from the Let's Party line.  The sentiment is a vellum sticker.

Hope you're having a great weekend.  I received a very happy scrappy package in the mail yesterday to guest design with from My Creative Scrapbook containing some of the most gorgeous kits I've ever laid eyes on!  I can't wait for you to see them!

January 11, 2012

Momenta/Glue Arts Layouts

Hi everyone!  Momenta and Glue Arts are in the middle of a week-long get together!  All week, designers from both companies are sharing projects created with Momenta and Glue Arts products.

My cross-promo projects are up on the Momenta blog today.  Here is the first one:

And the second one:

I used several of my favorite Momenta paper pads and embellishments adhered with Glue Arts' fantastic, super easy to use adhesives on these projects.  For a complete list of all of the products that I used, please visit the Momenta blog, here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

January 10, 2012

More MLS Audrey

Today I have one more layout and a card that were shown on the My Little Shoebox blog last week.  Both of these were created with the beautiful Audrey collection.

Oh how I loooooove the colors and patterns in this collection!
I love the special touch of stitching.  I need to make time to do that more often.

I also love to add Stickles and faux pearls (I use dimensional fabric paint for those) for some added interest.

Can never have enough flowers, right?
The My Little Shoebox 3D roll-up flowers are so easy yet so pretty!

Here is that delightful bracket shape again.
I think from this point forward I will simply call it the "Karola" bracket...
as she is who I drew my inspiration from.

More fabby MLS 3D roll-up flowers, this time centered with Zva pearls.

Be sure to keep your eyes on the My Little Shoebox blog this week... CHA SNEAKS!!!

January 9, 2012

Eyelet Outlet Cards

Hi friends!  I have a couple of cards on the Eyelet Outlet blog today.

For this square pink and brown card, I wanted the super cute Eyelet Outlet bird brads to take center stage, so I kept the design pretty simple.  I think this would make a cute Valentine's Day card.

I am finding myself addicted to this bracket shape for my cards lately (thank you yet again, Karola, for the inspiration).  I used 3 different Eyelet Outlet brads as flower centers on this: a pocket watch brad, a 16 mm green fancy rhinestone brad, and a 10 mm pink rhinestone brad.

Keep your eyes on the Eyelet Outlet blog, as new products are being revealed this month!

January 7, 2012


Happy Saturday!  Here's another My Little Shoebox "Audrey" layout that was shown on the MLS blog this week.  This is another recently created favorite of mine :)  I just love this collection!

I wrote a special message to Allison on a journaling tag and tucked it behind the photo.  I hope she will enjoy reading it someday.

Can never have enough flowers :)

Love the coordinating glitter letters and mini letter stickers!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it very much :)

January 5, 2012

Let it Snow

Hi everyone! I have a few things up on the My Little Shoebox blog today using the gorgeous Audrey collection.  Audrey is my favorite of the MLS Summer releases... the colors and patterns are sooooo pretty and are totally versatile... I was able to use them for summer and for winter layouts!

Here is my favorite Audrey layout.  The photo on it just melts me... in fact it ended up as the main photo on our Christmas card this year.

 sketch credit: December Prima BAP

I will share a summer-themed Audrey layout tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

January 4, 2012

Momenta Cards

Hi friends!  I have two cards on the Momenta blog today.  The first is a bracket-shaped thank you card using the pretty Butterfly Garden collection.

A machine isn't needed to make a shaped card if you are willing to trace and hand-cut.  If you come across a shape that you like (from a collection kit, from packaging, printed from the internet, etc.) hang on to it so that you can use it as a template.  That is what I did here.  I have a handful of templates that I like to trace around for cards and borders and such but I found this particular bracket shape from the incredibly talented Karola Witczak.  For this card I layered several different pieces of the Butterfly Garden patterned cardstock as well as some border-punched white cardstock before cutting them into the bracket shape.

Next is a birthday card using the fun Let's Party collection.

Square cards are another favorite of mine.  This one is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and based on a Mojo Monday sketch (see below).  I added some liquid pearls and some glitter glue to the super cute layered embellishments to help them stand out even more.  Momenta's vellum message stickers are perfect for card sentiments.

If you would like to view my supply lists, visit the Momenta blog, here.  Thanks for stopping by!

January 3, 2012

Sweet (and some fun news!)

Hello everyone! I'm back today still playing catch-up from while I was away for the holidays.  I recently created this layout for Momenta featuring the adorable One Fine Day collection.  These bright and cheerful colors are a sight for sore eyes in this gloomy winter weather!

The happy colors of One Fine Day did a wonderful job of capturing the happy feeling that I get when I look at this photo of my daughter snuggling with her cousins.

I wrote a message to my daughter on a tag which I tucked behind the photo.  Hopefully she will enjoy finding the message someday.

I'm also thrilled to share that I have been invited to continue on the Momenta design team for 2012!  I'm excited about what this new term will bring.  You can read the full announcement on the Momenta blog, here.

Thanks for stopping by!