Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Crazy Hair Day

Hey there! I had a little time today so I thought I'd throw my hat into the sketch contest over at My Mind's Eye.
I used their Halloween collection called "Mischievous" for a non-Halloween layout.
My oldest daughter has to be one of the most creative kids I know. (Or maybe the most creative person I know.) For Crazy Hair Day at school she put her hair in a bun, then added Spanish moss to resemble a nest and stuck a plastic crow on top. Seriously, who would have thought of that??

Needless to say she got her picture taken for the yearbook. For her that made it all worth it. ;)

In the Mischievous collection there is a cute little witch print. I cut off the witch's hat and added Spanish moss and bird cut out to resemble my daughter's hair do.

Here is the sketch that I based my layout on:

Great sketch, right?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sketch Monday

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I'm going to start the week off with a sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch:

My youngest daughter loves to try new things with her hair- she's just one of those girls. ;) We bought new rollers for her hair and she looked so cute before church, we just had to take a pic.

Try the sketch and leave me a link in the comments...I'd love to see it!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

My Little Shoebox Warehouse Sale

Don't miss out!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Trend Spotting....

I'm noticing a trend for Spring...and that trend is canning jars.

To make my jar card I googled an image of a jar, resized it to fit on my card and printed it out. I then decorated the jar with lots of fun fussy cutting and embellies. Pretty fun, right?

I glued everything here down with Helmar's foam Zapdots and Craft and Hobby PVA Glue. Then again Helmar is used behind the scenes on ALL of my projects.

Have a great weekend, readers!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lazy Summer Day...I Wish!

Hey there! Today I made a layout based on a fabulous sketch created by a former DT mate, Susan Stringfellow. She has great sketches, you must look her up.

I had a great time pulling out an older collection from GCD Studios, Artsy Urban. I cut and layered each of the flowers with my Sizzix machine (which sadly I broke today). It just means I get to buy myself a brand new one! ;)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Want to win A Helmar prize pack??

I know you do, Helmar adhesives are the BEST!
I am loving the Feb sketch challenge made by our lovely Lydell Quin from Helmar.

I created a card using this amazing sketch with Helmar supplies and our preffered partner this week,  7 Dots Studio papers. Talk about a great combination!

This fabulous sketch and my card have several layers and I want my layers to pop so I adhered them with Helmar's foam Scrapdots.  To stiffen in baker's twine at the top of my card I used Helmar's Fabric Stiffener. For the rest of my card I used Helmar's Craft and Hobby PVA glue.

If you want to get in on the action and join in on this month's challenge, this is what you have to do:
Using the new Linky tool in our sidebar on the Helmar blog, your projects will be seen and be accessable on the Helmar Blog..... all you have to do is load your project into its own blog post on your blog and add your project details- (before the end of the month), for your chance to win a fabulous Helmar goodie pack!)....then copy the URL for that post and go back and click the INLINKZ Upload button (in the sidebar) and follow the prompts.

Its easy and the prize pack is worth the effort!

A quick, HUGE thank you to 7 Dots Studio for partnering with us this week!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy V-Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Today I'd like to share a few Valentine's Day cards with you.

This card was made using Pretty Little Studio's  Love notes collection as well as the fun heart doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Today on Practical Scrappers we are getting inspired by Pinterest for our "pinspiration". I found this beautiful home decor piece originally posted on Chase The star. I love the color combination and the unique sunburst.

I decided to make a similar looking card with my window die. In her decor piece she used red and white striped straws, I chose to use baker's twine. To make them stiff, I used Helmar's fabric stiffener. Worked like a charm!

You can see more Pinterest inspired projects today on the Practical Scrappers BLOG.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Valentine's Sketch

Hello and how are you all on this fine Valentine's Eve?
To get you in the loving mood, let me share a Valentine's sketch for Practical Scrappers. The DT did an AMAZING job with the sketch - so many new and fresh ideas. You simply must check it out HERE .

Here is how I used the sketch:

Let's see your take on the sketch, even if it's not Valentine's themed.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

You Make Gross Look Cute

Hello! Its a sad day that I am making my last official post for My Little Shoebox. As you may already know, Helen Chu (My Little Shoebox's owner and designer) has decided to focus her design interest on bags. Which are super cute by the way!! The scrapbook side is being put on hold while she pursues this new adventure.  So sad for me! sniff sniff

I decided to pull out one of my favorite MLS collections from last season, Up In Trees. As you know, I am a huge fan of fun, bright colors so this collection is a clear choice for me.

Supplies Used: My Little Shoebox's Up In Trees; Bird's Eye View, In The Trees, My Way, Free As A Bird, 3D Roll Up Flower Diecut sheet, Firecracker Muse Alphabet stickers.

For my card below I made a window shoppe scene complete with a flower pot and banner.

Supplies Used: My Little Shoebox's Up In Trees; My Way, Woodgrain Love,
Notebook's Truly Yours, Keepsake's Music To My Ears.

I want to take the time to express my gratitude for Helen and the My Little Shoebox company for the opportunity to serve on this FABULOUS DT for the past year. It has been a sure joy and I have enjoyed myself very much!!!! I am very sad to go but I truly wish My Little Shoebox the best of luck and success.

The My Little Shoebox company is so generous and I have so many supplies left over that you can bet you'll see me use more.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love For You

The Love Notes collection from Pretty Little Studio has been a joy to play with over the last month. I love the fun, bright pinks and reds in this collection and of courses Pretty Little Studio is known for their adorable vintage cut outs.

After making several projects with the collection I had a lot of scraps left over. I used them to make banner strips for my layout. I cut out a few doilies from my die machine and the whole look came together in no time.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sketch 157 and 158

Hello and happy Monday!!
Today I want to share the two sketches I made for last month's Sketch-A-Thon over at Memorable Seasons and invite you to use them for yourself.

Sketch 157

Sketch 158

Have a wonderful day!