Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blog? What blog?

So between creating for CHA and packing up to spend the rest of the summer in Canada, I kinda forgot I had a blog. Happens, right?

Well it all got done. Thankfully. Projects got made. States were driven through to reach the little orange cottage by the lake. Three days of lolling about on the dock (not actually but the details of opening the cottage for the summer are boring) before getting on a plane for CHicAgo. All done.

And I wish I could tell you all the impressions I've had and all the fun, exciting new things I've seen, and the cool, smart, stylin', talented people I've met!! And show you some pics...well, that will come, but in the meantime I can show you some peaks of the projects made with 2 of the new lines My Little Shoebox is revealing at CHA! I got to work with Destinations - all travel, all cute bright colors, and Enchanted Garden - too much gorgeous to believe!

A laminated travel activity book...with dry erase marker.

a layout from the Destinations line.

Some of the die-cut rolly flowers that come with each collection!

and some more....

And finally, a couple photos of the apron I made to wear at the MLS booth. It's made with Enchanted Garden paper transferred onto Ranger Sticky-back Canvas, and die-cut into butterflies and rolly flowers. Misting with Mr Huey and Maya Mist. I'll try and get a photo of myself wearing the apron so you can see it IRL!

I wish I could truly convey how exciting and fabulous this whole CHA experience has been! If you've ever been I don't need to...I know you get it! If you haven't, I hope someday you get to go! Thank you to Helen and My Little Shoebox for the opportunity!!!! Mwah!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Precious Moment

Awhile back I posted some sneaks of this page, but I forgot until now, to show you the whole thing! It was for my MLS June assignment and while I wouldn't really call my style fussy, ever, I think I fell into the abyss of fussiness with this layout and I kinda love it!

Those rolled roses (using the Sizzex rolled flowers die) are SO dreamy and delish! Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stamped Paper Piecing

My tutorial for July is up at the My Little Shoebox blog today! Check it out to learn how to turn this

into this!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July challenge

is up at Crop Suey today. This month we got dirty! Go check out the design team's work here.
The layout I did for this challenge is using all Studio Calico's June kit. And to get down and dirty, I schmeared the paint using a credit card! It was either that or use it for some online shopping! This produced a better result I think.

And now a couple pics of our July 4th!
It started with red, white and blue waffles!

And then developed into red, white and blue (sort of) rice crispie treats. Seemed like a logical next step...

With little streamer sticks to hold them by

et voila!

and my favorite fireworks shot of the night! Love the kids sitting on the truck in front. So down home right?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you're having a lovely holiday 4th!! Play safe and don't forget to take some photos!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Canada!!!

Hope all my Canadian family and friends are having a wonderful day playing, resting, eating, socializing, and waiting for fireworks!!

Thanks for stopping by today...leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you have planned for the holiday!