Monday, October 31, 2011

Challenge Me Happy

Challenge #10 is up today and it's a fun one - Anything Goes!! Go check it out, and see if the prize from Molly's Scrapbooking doesn't tempt you to make something for this challenge!! Here's my LO for the challenge...and there's plenty of more inspiration from the other design team girls too! Now go!

Also!! I have two winners for the Unity/My Little Shoebox hop over the weekend!! #19 and #13 as chose by the Random Generator! That's Marilyn and Miss ScrapALot! Yaaayyyyy YOU TWO!! (I'll be in touch!)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hip Hop!

Welcome back! It's blog hop day!
My Little Shoebox has co-branded with Unity Stamp Company to come up with an overload of CUTIFUL!! If you've happened here by accident, I invite you to start at the beginning at Unity's blog! If you've just come from Christi's blog, you're right on schedule! And, just like last week's blog hop there are prizes to be won!!

For today's giveaway, a random commenter will be chosen by Unity to win a prize package of stamps! You must do the hop and leave a comment on each blog to be entered to win.

Comments close the 30th at MIDNIGHT. Winner posted the 31st on Unity blog.

In addition to Unity's prize I'ma do a little giveaway myself! Leave me a comment and click on the "join" button and I will pull a couple (yes TWO!) names out of the hat to win y'all some My Little Shoebox! I will send 2 commenters a package of 3 complete (and current!) MLS lines - paper, stickers, die cuts, alpha sticker, the whole shebang!

Here's a card I made using the Audrey line by MLS and the Audrey stamp set by Unity Stamp Company.
Now you need to head to Jen's blog for more inspiring designs!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the list of links for this hop!

Unity Blog -

Angie Blom –

Nicole Wragge -

Christi Snow –

Norine Borys-

Jen Buck –

Pattie Beltran-

Jimmi Mayo –

Pearl Liu-

Lisa Arana –

Rocio Duran -

Maren Benedict –

Ro Philippsen -

Natalie Dever –

Shelly Berg –

Shemaine Smith –

Zoe Nemburt -

Stephanie Muzzulin -

My Little Shoebox Blog -


Can your eyes believe all this delicious yumminess??? Hand dyed bias cut silk ribbon. Etsy! That's where I found it! Etsy makes it so easy to fulfill all your fondest desires to have pretty things!
Now I just have to find those mermaid pics I took while I was sleeping/dreaming on some white sandy beach somewhere that time! This ribbon will go SO perfectly with them!

And now back to reality. Not the can't-find-my-keys-or-wallet kind of reality. That's way too much of a downer! Plus that only happens to people around me. That's their reality.

This is just tidy-up and catch-up reality. Couple more LO's and cards to show you! From the last few months of My Little Shoebox assignments...
Supplies used: MLS Playtime line, Catch Me if You Can, Sidewalk Chalk, Toffee glitter alphas. Webster's Pages buttons, velvet trim and lace, Studio Calico Mr Huey, Prima leaf and homemade brown satin flower.
Supplies used: MLS Playtime line, all papers (Up in the Sky, Sunny Side Up), die cut stickers, glitter alpha stickers (Cherry Pie, Lake, Cornmeal) and mini alpha stickers (Carrot Juice). SEI and MM buttons, Crate Paper ribbons.

And some cards from June assignments!
Supplies used for all cards: MLS Home Tweet Home line. Also used: Imaginesce flowers, iRock tool and gems, Ranger Ink Stickles, assorted ribbon, Stazon ink.

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for a blog hop with My Little Shoebox and Unity Stamps!! Prizes, prizes, prizes!! That's all I'm gonna say!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

And one more!

Announcement that is. But it will be the last one for awhile, I promise!

Got another DT gig!! This one for a fabulously FUN challenge blog called Challenge Me Happy!! Fresh, cool challenges are posted twice monthly and AWEsome prizes are given out, so you want to come over and check it out!! You'll be glad you did!

And time to post a couple more "catch up" layouts from the summer!

This one was done for a Love is in the Details summer crop challenge to use an old b&w photo, do an 8 1/2 x 11 layout and use some red! I've since converted the smaller LO into my standard 12x12 and the photo I used was the one we printed on my Dad's 80th birthday invitation this summer!

This one was also done for a LiitD challenge to use a piece of UGLY paper! Sorry Basic Grey, I love you to death but occasionally I gotta ask WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?? The scallop-py stuff at the top was the ugly paper I used. Tried to jazz it up a bit with some extra doodling, but anyway, it is what it is, lol! Oh, and the photo is of me and Mr B. We just marked 30 years 2 weeks ago. Yaayy us!!

Aaaaaand THIS one was done to meet a So You Think You Can Scrap challenge at Colorful Creations! We needed to make a LO using a time (clock-time, not era-time) as the title. The journaling says, "Sure it's pretty, but you have to be up before the birds to enjoy it!"
Thanks for stopping by my pretties!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gonna be BUSY!!

And that's a good thing!!

Thankfully it's not the sort of busy that requires putting on pantihose and looking for files and briefcases before rushing out the door to work. Nor the kind that requires last minute cupcakes for a bake sale or needing to have multiple children at different soccer pitches across town from each other at the same time. So been there and done it! Nope, this is MY kind of busy! Its about getting accepted to THREE new design teams!!! After sending out apps hoping to get on ONE!

So without further ado...!

All About Me is challenge blog that helps us put some of the focus on the person who's generally behind the camera and doesn't often get much play in the photo albums. You all know I find that kind of scrapping hard, so when I found this challenge blog and saw the kinds of challenges Melissa does, it made it so easy to do! I'm really looking forward to stretching myself for this DT and thankful for the inspiration this blog will give me to do it!! Come on over and get inspired yourself!

Next up is Polkadoodles! Cute name or what, eh? This is a FUN challenge blog for card makers and stampers!! Everyone knows I'm a die hard stamper, right? I mean, there's that whole closet full of stamps... MUST mean I do a lot of it! And all those Copic markers??? Well, er...I am now!! I'm joining a pretty big team of fantastically talented stampers and I am going to have me some FUN! And alleviate some of the guilt from not stamping more while I'm at it. Come over and check us out!

And last but most definitely NOT least is a challenge blog that's close to my heart! Scrap Your Crap. I have enough of that to open a store. I just filled 2 huge boxes with paper and foam stamps and stickers and alphabets and more stuff that will be going to the local Community Center for their women's and children's programs, and that feels good but my WORD there's still too much in here!! So this DT is going to help me move some of it on OUT! I can't wait to get started!! I bet you could use a challenge to use some of your stash too, so come over and get inspired!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A blog hop! (Week 1)

My Little Shoebox and Unity Stamp Co. have co-branded and were having a little blog hop to share the fun! There are going to be some great prizes to be won so head on over here to begin!

And just because you were nice enough to stop by, here's something for you to look at! Mr B and I took a little mini getaway up to Sedona this week! He was feeling the need to fly somewhere and I was feeling the need to read a book uninterrupted. So we went and soaked in the scenery, did some recreational activities to balance out the calorie intake, read some books, added a couple rows onto my crocheted scarf (I did, he didn't) and relaxed.

And as if all that wasn't enough, we got to watch this spectacle from the airport restaurant the morning we left. To say Mr B was excited...well he was like a seagull with a french fry.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

So, today we have....

Lots of catching up to do!! I've been home for 2 weeks today and it's been a whirlwind back-to-reality adjustment after the long lazy summer I'd been enjoying!

First thing is some good news!! I made the Design Team for the Southern Girls Challenge blog!!! Which gives me such a kick, cuz I'm also kinda a Southern Gal now, living in AZ! Not something this displaced Canadian ever thought she'd say! So check them out, they're a fun dynamic blog with awesome challenges and a brand shiny new DT!

And now for the catch up! I have not yet posted any of my My Little Shoebox CHA projects, so that's what I'm going to show you today!

First, some cards; the first two done with the Destination line. Can I say once again how much I LOVE the sheet of roll-up die-cut flowers that comes with each line?? SO awesome to be able to just punch them out and roll them up and have them coordinate so perfectly!!

And these next two done with the Enchanted Garden line which is just SO pretty and versatile you'll immediately fall in color and floral love!!

And then you will book a trip to Hawaii.

And speaking of Hawaii, I used this line to make a mini album of Mr B's and my first trip there. I still have to do the journaling but you get the idea right...?

And now for some Destinations line layouts. This cute travel line will easily cross over to work really well with boy/play projects and pictures. I love all the little boats, planes and mopeds, not to mention the signage! Totally fun and cute!!

Remember the laminated travel game book I posted back here? Destinations line. See how many fun things you can make with this??

And finally, a couple more layouts with the Enchanted Garden line.

High-five yourself if you made it all the way to the bottom of this photo heavy post!! Thanks for stopping by!!