Monday, October 31, 2011

So beautiful....

A layout using the absolutely beautiful new line from Harmonie, "La Banquise". It's titled "So Beautiful" - I scrapped a pic of my parents as a young couple. The branch is a wood branch also made by Harmonie. To get that effect, I covered it with white Tim Holtz crackle paint and then misted it with grey-colored Tattered Angels mist and wiped the excess off with a paper towel.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scrapmatts October Projects!

I have a few projects to share today using the gorgeous Scrapmatts laser cut chipboard.

First up is home decor, since we all know the Holidays are almost here. I used the new "Printer's Tray" that Scrapmatts just came up with. I used the holiday-ornament shaped base and layered the printer's tray with scalloped edge on top. The pp is Webster's Pages and I heat embossed the edges in gold. I also heat embossed the deer and the berries. The "Joy" word was already gold, so I went over with with glossy accents.

Supplies: CB1101 Words 21 Joy, CB1104 Holly 01, CB1096 Reindeers 05, and the Printer's Tray Holiday Ornament used as the base.

For the layout, I used some of the new nautical elements and again, Webster's Pages paper.
Supplies: CB6064 Nautical Designs 01.

And last but (hopefully!) not least, a card using Graphic 45 "Le Cirque" for my husband for his birthday that just happens to be October 27th :) For the "stand", I used the bottom of the lamp post - if you look above at my mini, you will see that I only used the top of the lamp post on the last page...well, I just had to make the most of the bottom part too!

Supplies: CB5024 Lamp Posts 02, CB1119 Heart Frames 08, CB1015 Butterflies 15.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Paper Lovelies Novemeber kit reveal!

Hi guys, I have two layouts I created using the Paper Lovelies November kit - it's full of Webster's Pages "Western Romance" and Studio Calico "Classic Calico". To see the kit "in person", check out my YouTube video.

First up is "in Bloom"

I also created "The Sweetest Delivery"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Welcome to My Little Shoebox and Unity Hip Hop!!

Welcome welcome welcome to my stop on the hop! Don't forget, a random commenter will win a prize! You have until the end of the day on Sunday the 23rd to leave a comment, and the winner will be announced on the MLS blog on Monday!

Today we're all sharing a project we created using MLS and Unity, and I made a Layout using the adorable new line from MLS called "Destination", as well as the Unity stamp set that coordinates with that line.

I used the stamps to make the cute airplane on the top right by stamping it one the ledger pp from the Destination line. I also made the journaling card using a stamp from the stamp set. I so love Unity stamps - my absolute favorite brand because of the amazing quality and style. The cute canvas banners are by Punky Sprouts, and the letters and stickers are all MLS, of course :)

I also wanted to share a quick little card where I used the Destination line and the coordinating stamp set. I used the little ticket stamp.

Well, I hope you liked my projects...make sure you leave a comment and hop on over to the next stop, Lisa Henke from the Unity team.

And here is the entire blog hop order, if you get lost along the way:
Unity Blog -
Brooke Lien -
Beckie Dreyer -
Eva Dobilas –
Becky Williams -
Jen Erichson –
Erin Yamabe -
Karen Maldonado –
Ilene Tell - <------------YOU ARE HERE :)
Lisa Henke –
Keely Yowler -
Maria Gurnsey –
Kristine Berc -
Robyn Weatherspoon –
Linda Kretz -
Wendy Chang–
Mandy Starner -
Jolande van Oosterhout-
Melinda Spinks -
Jessica Diedrich –
My Little Shoebox Blog -

And don't forget to check out the Unity blog again next Thursday, because we will be having the second part of the MLS/Unity Hip Hop then, so even more chances to win and more opportunities to see some inspiring projects!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Anniversary Mini Album

My parents' 38th wedding anniversary is coming up....doesn't that sounds like a lot?? Well, I decided to use the "Bonjour" like from Kaisercraft that I got as my prize for winning the September sketch challenge, and a Kaisercraft wood "Fairy Castle" mini album to make a gift for my parents. I also used Scrapmatts laser-cut chipboard and ZVA Creative pearl swirls. I also made a video where I go over the album on YouTube.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I just had to scrap this pic...again :)

Ok, I know I've scrapped this pic before in at least 2 mini albums I've made recently. But I had to do a LO as well. This is from just a few months ago, and I just love everything about this photo.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thank you Friend!

Carrie (the owner of my favorite kit club ever - Paper Lovelies) was sweet enough to send me a pack of Graphic 45 "Magic of Oz" pp just because...and yes, it was the loveliest of gifts :) Of course I had to make her a thank you card and send it along.

Also, just wanted to let you guys know that I made a new mini album, using a Kaisercraft Fairy Castle wooden mini album and their new "Bonjour" line. I also used lots of Scrapmatts and ZVA swirls :) I haven't had time to take pics yet, but if you want to see, I did make a YouTube video about it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunny skies up above :)

Sharing some happy news - got an email yesterday that my "Treasyres" mini album - using a Punky Sprouts mini and Bo Bunny "Gabrielle" line was accepted for publication in the Scrapbook Trends Create Mini Album Idea book (pub date of April 2012). Yay! :)

Also sharing a LO today. That's my DD again, and I just wanted to create a fun and happy little scene. I used some really pretty ZVA swirls :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

A fun birthday card!

Just a really quick and easy birthday card using Harmonie "Fable de la Fontaine" pp, a stamp from that collection, and Harmonie trim.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lady of Substance

I wanted to do another heritage LO, and this one is about my grandmother (again :) I LOVE this Prima "Romantique" line....not only is the paper gorgeous, but it's so thick and wonderful to work with. The flowers and gorgeous lace are all Prima as well.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

We went to 2 different ones last year, and will be going to both again this year. The kids love it and it's so nice for a fall activity. Here's a LO I made recently with pics from one of our outings from a couple years ago.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Harmonie October Challenge + Fun News :)

Hi guys, it's October and the Harmonie challenge for this month is up on their blog HERE. If you have some gorgeous Harmonie pp, make sure you enter!! There's prizes to be won ;) This month, it's a sketch challenge, so here's my take on it:

For the white gears, I used white chipboard and my new movers and shapers "mini gears" die by Tim Holtz...I think I'm addicted to those!

And the fun news is that I won the Kaisercrafts September sketch challenge - HERE is the blog post about it. It was this LO I shared recently:

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Thank you so much everyone for your sweet birthday wishes!! Again, I wish I had more giveaways to go around and could pick you all..and I'll definitely be doing another giveaway come Christmas time.

So....the winners are....


for my blog...

Kat! of Kat's Scrappy, Bloggy Life

and for YouTube....


So please email me your addy at

Also, just a reminder that the latest issue of is live today - it's the Fall issue. Check out my Halloween article!!