Sunday, June 26, 2011

A perfect day....

Last fall our family was invited to the wedding of the daughter of some friends of ours. They are mother and daughter photographers and they hired my daughter to photograph the wedding, with myself as a 2nd shooter. So it was kinda nervewracking. If. You. Know. What. I Mean.

However Katie knows what she likes and excels at taking care of those little details. So many of them! You could watch the day unfold effortlessly without really appreciating the effort, planning and work behind them. But it made our job very easy! So often we caught our breath at the prettiness of something and there it was...another gorgeous photo op!

Here's a layout of some of the behind-the-scenes shots. The ones that never make it to the coffee table album but that have a story to tell, just the same! Mostly all My Little Shoebox product used.
And just for some photo fun...a few more of my faves from the day....
It's always good to have someone around for comic relief...
There she is! The real photog at work!
This here's my son and his girlfriend Amy. It was Amy's sister whose wedding we were all dressed up for!
The bride and her sister. Aren't they beautiful? Not hard to shoot good photos of these two!
The bride and groom!

Friday, June 24, 2011

More pretties...

To see at the My Little Shoebox blog today!! Mandy, Rocio and I have some projects to show you!

I dug deep into my hot-glue-gunning, lace tea-dyeing crafty past to come up with the project that's being showcased today!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Have I shown you these?

I think not, right?
The first is a card. For my mother.
Did she like it? I don't know, I haven't sent it yet. Lol.
The little birdie stick pin is made with a floral pin with the head cut off, and my trusty hot glue gun! The tutorial was posted a while back...
Every once in a while I make a stand-out favorite layout, and this one is currently it! The photo is of my daughter who lived in Perth Australia for a year back in 2004. All the product came from the April Studio Calico - Singing in the Rain kit. And the honkin' big yellow flower came to me in a flower swap from a gal at Sisterhood of Scrap!
Does it seem like there've been abundance of layouts featuring my daughter recently? Sometimes that's just how it has to be.
This one uses pictures from the archives! 1986! She doesn't look much like this anymore.
The edges of this one are wrapped with the Washi tape. Can. Not. Get. Enough. of that stuff!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More housekeeping....

Tidying, tidying...
You've seen bits and pieces of these along the way , but here they are, all in one place and in their full images. These are the assignments I did for My Little Shoebox for May. I used the Oasis line - SUCH a cute one! It comes with a set of stamps that are super cute too!
I made this card "using up" a sheet of letter stickers. I could have used a whole bunch more stickers, but you have to know, My Little Shoebox is very generous with their design team. So I have lots. Don't worry.
This one was misted with My Huey (Bonnie Blue) and I fussy-cut a few more flowers from the patterned paper to add to the cherry blossom sticker.
Remember Princess Diana? (Who doesn't??) I loved the style she heralded in and so we have many photos of myself and my daughter puff sleeved, beribboned and bowed!! Love those MLS die-cut papers! (The brown background is actually the cushion behind....not part of the layout. Hard to capture though right?)
More photos from the archives. My daughter before she was even in school, but after she'd learned how to make mischief! I think this was her effort to fly a kite indoors.
And lastly, a back-to-school layout! The alphabets are MLS papers adhered to Basic Grey chipboard alphas.
And how clever was I to position the children exactly so that the shadows wouldn't fall across their faces, she says as if she knew anything about photography and this wasn't just a happy accident....(if I had an eye rolling icon, I'd insert it here.)
Stay tuned for upcoming MLS sneak peeks as we get closer to CHA!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Oh boy...!

It's been a long time since I posted anything that didn't directly have to do with scrapbooking, so I thought I'd just provide you with a bit of a cautionary tale.

When you get up early of a morning and before coming fully awake, decide to do your kids a favor and make them a batch of granola bars for their long drive to California that afternoon, it's probably best to look closely at the buttons you are pressing on the microwave.

Or at least put on your glasses.

If you wear them.

Otherwise, this could happen.
After 20 years of making granola bars in this same bowl I was devastated.

Utterly destroyed.
Because I was sure the likelihood of Tupperware still making the That'sa Bowl were slim to none.
But! I was wrong and all the wrongs of the universe have righted themselves.


My universe anyway.
Yes, I am just that shallow.

Friday, June 17, 2011


I have something to show you today! Check it out at the My Little Shoebox blog!

And while I have you here, I'll just mention that CHA is coming up soon and MLS has 6, count 'em, SIX new lines to reveal! We'll have some sneaks for you next week!

And ON the subject of CHA....The Craft and Hobby Association summer trade show....

I will be able to check one more thing off my bucket list this summer, because I GET TO GO TO CHA!! A long held dream of mine!! I'm just a bit excited...!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Challenge day...!

It's Challenge day at Crop Suey!! This month is fun, fun, FUN! Scrapping things that remind you of summer!! Yaayyyy!! Here's the layout I did for inspiration.
Make sure to head on over there and check out all the delish DT work the girls have done this month! It'll be sure to jump start your creativity and make you SO GLAD that summer has finally arrived!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


A while back I sent in my assignments for June for My Little Shoebox, and ohmygoodnessyouguys!! I'm kind of a little bit excited about how they turned out!! So I thought I'd show you a peek!I just purchased the Sizzex Flowers 3D die and do they ever make quick work of these rolled roses!!
Coming soon to a blog near you!!
Also...June 1st was a new month of sketches up at Page Maps! My Little Shoebox was the design team doing the sketch samples this month! Check us out here!