Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dress Up

A new LO today, using some pretty Harmonie pp. I combined the new CHA summer "Shabby Love" line with the slightly older "Rococo" line - all Hamornie pp's mix and match so well! This is DD and I at FAO Schwartz in Manhattan when she was almost 4. We took a little weekend trip there and had a great time. I wrapped a string of pearls all around for a little extra girly touch. For the word "Up", I used the Rococo pp and cut the letters out using my new Tim Holtz sizzlits strip die - it's the Typeset Alphabet.





Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A 6 Flags Adventure! (AKA another mini :)

Hi friends, today I'm sharing another of my minis...for this one, I dipped into my stash. Way back into my stash of "vintage" Basic Grey. Well, the good thing about BG pp - it never goes out of style. And it's easy to mix and match - for this mini, I used Max & Whiskers, Lime Rickey, Lemonade, Color Me Silly, Aged and Confused, Life of the Party, June Bug, and more :) I also used a lot of Webster's Pages Bloomers - I got a whole pack of them in my Groupon deal and it didn't take me long to finish them up (almost). The chipboard mini itself is a tag album also by Basic Grey. I've made so many BG minis over the years, I figured I'd add to my collection :)

If you want more info about it, and to see more of it, I made a YouTube video about it. Oh, and did you notice something new on the right hand side? Yep, I joined Pinterest! Now I just have to figure out how it works LOL And while I was checking it out, I found that someone pinned my LO, so I thought that was cool - it was the MLS LO "Celebrate Spring".

Well, on to the mini. This one is about our trip to 6 Flags Great Adventure in NJ back in May. The mini is called "6 Flags Adventure". And the chipboard laser cut word Adventure is by Scrapmmats - I heat embossed it.

























Friday, August 26, 2011

Scrapmatts August Projects

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a couple layouts I made using Scrapmatts laser-cut chipboard. This month, the theme for us was fathers, so I made both LO's about my DH. I used Scrapmatts nautical elements on the first, and Scrapmatts gears on the 2nd.

Here, I heat embossed the chipboard:



And here, I inked the chipboard and then covered with stickles:





Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paper Lovelies September Kit!

Is now open for business HERE! Click on the link to see all the contents....and kits are still only $15. Also, if you want to see it "in person", I made a little video about it - HERE. It's full of some awesome embellies and fun Jillibean Soup paper. So here are a couple LO's I made with it:

Sunny and Sweet:





Kiss:






Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In preparation for Fall...

I have one last LO about Spring. This one is using the MLS Garden Party line, and I used Shrinky Dinks to make the little butterflies using MLS stamps...for more info, check out yesterday's MLS blog post :)




Monday, August 22, 2011

Paper Lovelies Sneak Peek + MLS Winner!!!

Hi guys....you're probably wondering who won my Halloween MLS blog candy, right?? Thank you all sooooo much for your sweet comments, I appreciate them so much....I just wish I could have picked more than one person! And In September, I will do another giveaway. My birthday is end of September, so I'll do something big again....one for my blog followers and one for my YouTube subscribers. So two chances for you guys to win. But right now, on to the MLS winner...

and the winner is....

Cassie!

Cassie, please email me your addy at ileneemail@yahoo.com and I will get your prize out ASAP.

Speaking of MLS, I have a LO up on their blog today, so make sure you check it out :)

I also have a Paper Lovelies September kit sneak peek for you...in the form of a little card. The September kit is really fun and bright, and I believe it will be revealed in just a few days on the 25th.





Friday, August 19, 2011

My Little Shoebox Blog Hop!

Hi everyone, welcome to the MLS Halloween Blog Hop - this is the DT's opportunity to show off MLS's first ever Halloween collection. And what a cute one it is :) I decided to alter a snow globe to make a Halloween decoration. DD liked it, so I guess that's what counts! LOL






You can see the project in person, since I made a YouTube video about it. I had a really hard time getting good pics of the snow globe, so I think the video gives you a better idea of what it looks like.

And because I appreciate all you guys so much, I wanted to offer a little "Treat" of my own - the Halloween collection of course! To be entered to win, all you have to do is follow my blog through Google friend connect, and leave a comment on this post. I'm also giving away an alphabet and some felt pumpkin trim. You have until Sunday night to enter!

Now, hop on over to the next stop, the very talented Becky. And as you well know, each of us has a "secret" letter to share - make sure you collect all of them to get the "secret phrase" to be entered to win the grand prize. My secret letter is.... "L"

Be sure to check out all the blogs along the way to see what "Trick" or "Treat" the rest of the DT is offering! Here's the blog hop order if you lose your way:

My Little Shoebox Blog
Pearl Liu
Shemaine Smith
Zoe Nemburt
Mandy Starner
Pattie Beltran
Linda Kretz
Keely Yowler
Beckie Dreyer
Ilene Tell
Becky Williams
Rรด Philippsen
Rocio Duran
Kristine Berc
Erin Yamabe


Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Little Shoebox Card Day!!

I have a few cards to share today. The first is a birthday card, and the laser cut chipboard sentiment is by Scrapmatts. Imaginisce also sponsored the MLS DT, so we got to play with their I-Rock, and bling and pretty flowers.



Using the I-Rock, I made another card. This one also uses the Garden Party line by MLS.


And finally, a Father's Day card I made for DH, and this was on the MLS blog yesterday. Here I used the City By The Bay line by MLS and some really old rub ons I had.