Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Time for a Ho Down!

I have been very busy with family and church life lately which may be why you haven't heard from me as much as usual lately.
I LOVE planning a good party!
My youngest son turned 6 this month and we threw him a rootin' tootin' cowboy party to celebrate.

Here is the cake I made for the event:

The invitation:
I simply added the text on this photo with Photoshop, printed the pictures and passed them out. I couldn't have made an easier invitation if I tried. :)

We invited 14 of his little friends to this ho-down and they all showed up! What fun!

We served up a traditional cowboy dinner of hot dogs and baked beans and played fun games like "Search for the missing cold coins" and "shoot the cans". We ended our party with a huge pinata in the shape of a cowboy hat.

All of his guests went home with a cowboy hat, bandanna and mustache.

I have a Dr. Seuss party to plan in a few weeks so stay tuned for pictures from that event.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mash Up Week with My Little Shoebox

Its Mash Up week on the My Little Shoebox blog this week! I had a blast looking through all of the collections I have received over the last year and finding ways to mix them up.

Up In Trees: Woodgrain Love
Happy Go Lucky: Cardstock sticker sheet
Keepsake: Simple Treasures, Razzleberry & Chiffon

Coming Home: Soaring Above,
Aiko: Happy Notes, Blue Sky, Kiss & Sky, One Fine Day, Cardstock sticker sheet
Happy Go Lucky: Cardstock Sticker sheet
Keepsake: Razzleberry & Chiffon

Check back on the My Little Shoebox blog for more Mash Up inspiration all week long.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bundle Up Kids...Its Cold Out There!

I went "home" to visit my family in Utah about a month ago and I really enjoyed the real snow out there.
Here in Virginia, it snowed less than an inch and they cancelled school...too funny!!
My little niece was so cute exploring the new fallen snow with my dad's big coat on.

The large snowflake was made with plastic fork prongs. I simply broke off the prongs and glued them all together with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
These cute papers and ADORABLE images are from Pretty Little Studio's Winter Wonderland and Christmas At Home collections.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Sketch 157

Hello there sketch lovers! I have a sketch for you, which is the January sketch for Practical Scrappers.

Check out the Practical Scrappers BLOG to see how the incredible DT used this sketch.
If you try it, link it up in the comments below. :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

A mini with Punky Sprouts and My Little Shoebox

As a continuation from yesterday's post, I have more to share using My Little Shoebox's Oh, Deer collection.
The My Little Shoebox DT and I were fortunate enough to receive mini albums from Punky Sprouts. Oh, what joy that was!!

Like yesterday's post, this album also includes pictures of my family during our mini photo shoot in the fall. Virginia in the fall is AMAZING!

I gotta' kids are so cute!! I love them to pieces!

Thanks for checking things out today :)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Oh, Deer!

Hello! Today I'd like to share with you a few layouts and a mini album using My Little Shoebox's  Oh, Deer! collection.

This collection works great with all of our fall family pictures.

It seems like there always has to be one kid in my family who does not cooperate during family pictures. This time it was my youngest son who did not want to take pictures and he wouldn't smile! I finally got a picture of his forced smile. LOL!

Products Used:
My Little Shoebox's Oh, Deer! collection; Creekside Trail, A Walk in The Woods, Knock on Wood, Happy Campers, Cardstock Stickers, Woodgrain Muse Alphabet Stickers, Firecracker Muse Alphabet Stickers, Chocolate Cake Mini Alphabet Stickers, 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accent sheet.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Monday Sketch

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Here is this week's sketch:

This sketch has plenty of layers so you can stack them up or keep it simple, that's up to you.

Here is my take on the sketch. I used plenty of great Helmar adhesives and Echo Park's For The Record 2.

Speaking of sketches...I know we all love sketches...Memorable Seasons is having their annual month long sketch-a-thon. I have a few exclusive sketches for the challenge there along with several other great sketches from various artists to get you going. Check it out!

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Mini Mini Tutorial with My Little Shoebox

Hello! Today I want to share with you how to make a mini mini album using just one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. I used the words "mini mini" because these are only 4 x 2 3/4 inches big. They are super easy to make and very cute.







I decorated mine into a picture book with quotes about home using My Little Shoebox's adorable Coming Home collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Carousels and Sketches...what could be better?

Hey there! so glad you stopped by to see today's sketch!

Here is my take on the sketch using some fabulous papers and embellies from Pretty Little Studio.

We found this fun carousel ride at our nearby theme park. As if the adorable carousel didn't look vintage enough, I gave my photos more of a vintage look using my Instagram app.

If you try the sketch, leave me a link in the comments below. I would love to see it!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I have a winner for you from my 10 favorite projects of 2012 hop HERE.
And the luck winner of a box full of My Little Shoebox goodies is  ...................................................
Tammy Lien!!
Congrats Tammy, send me an email with your mailing address to
and I'll get your prize shipped to you.

Thank you all for the nice, wonderful comments. You really made my week! :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

You asked for it! Sketch 154

OK...I get the hint. You want more sketches. Who am I to disappoint so many of you? I will be posting a new sketch weekly, most likely on Mondays.
Just because I love you all, here is an extra one for today. ;)