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I'm an Engineer by day and crafter by night (or whenever there is free time). I love to travel and would love to visit all seven continents in my lifetime.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holly Jolly Holidays with My Little Shoebox...

Join us for our Holly Jolly Holidays with My Little Shoebox! Starting today December 1st thru December 15th we’ll be featuring holiday projects and gift ideas created with our newest collection Holly Jolly at the My Little Shoebox blog. Make sure you stop by each day to see all of the fabulous projects our design team has created just for you!

In addition to the festivities, we are giving you "a chance to win your choice of two My Little Shoebox collections!

Go and check it out here. Come back and check out everyday for the ideas and projects. Here is a little sneak peak of my project:

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Medallion Flowers Tutorial...

It’s simple and easy. All you need is some wonderful MLS paper and MLS cardstock stickers along with glue dots, stapler, scoring board, 1” circle punch and your favorite border punch.

First, cut a 1.5” x 12” strip of your favorite MLS paper, I used my favorite paper from the Harmony line called Tranquility. Using your favorite border punch, punch along a border on one side of the paper as seen below:

Then score the paper every 0.25 inches.

Then fold each of the scores to form an accordion:

Staple the ends together to form a circle

Then punch 1 inch circle and add a glue dot in the center

Place the accordion circle on top of the 1 inch circle

Here is what the back looks like

Add an MLS cardstock sticker to the center

Finish embellishing as you wish and you can create variation using different border punches.

If you get a change to try it out, go to the My Little Shoebox Facebook page and post an image of your project.

Friday, November 19, 2010

MLS Thankful Blog Hop...

Hi all and welcome to the MLS Thankful Blog Hop...

You should be coming from the talented Cindy. Isn't she awesome. If you want to start from the beginning start at the My Little Shoebox blog.

I have a little thanks card to show you using the Sunday Market line.

From my blog continue to the amazing and talented Pattie.

Enjoy the blog hop.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sweet Harmony...

Here is some more work I did with my favorite MLS line ever. I'm in love with the tranquility paper. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Little Shoebox and Fiskars...

I got to work with the awesome Fiskars punches and the My Little Shoebox Cute as a Button line. I really enjoyed how all of these products were so good with girl layouts and also can be very masculine. Loved too working with the stamps, they are new to My Little Shoebox. Enjoy seeing my assignments:

Monday, September 27, 2010

MLS Blog Hop Winner...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. The winner for my blog will receive the entire MLS Summer 2010 Collection of mini letters and maybe something else might drop in the box. The winner is:

Blogger Audra said...
Sooo pretty!! love it!! :)
September 17, 2010 12:35 PM

Congrats Audra, please send me your mailing address so I can send you the precious MLS goodies to chiotaz@yahoo.com.

Friday, September 17, 2010

MLS Blog Hop...

Welcome to the MLS Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Erin Yamabe's blog then you are right in track if not you may want to start at the beginning, go to the MLS Blog

Do you find yourself asking what is a blog hop??
It's where you will hop to each participating design team member blog. At the end of our DT members blog it will have a link to your next DT member... make sure to comment throughout the trail for a chance to win!!!

This month I was lucky enough to work with the Harmony line. It has my favorite paper ever: Tranquility. This line is so my color, teal, pink, green. Here is the little project I came up with:

Here is a little closeup:

Supply List:

My Little Shoebox Harmony Line
Various Border Punches
Bling by Creative Charms
Shadow Box Frame

I loved so much how it all goes together and think I have come up for my Christmas gifts to my friends. Leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win some goodies from the MLS Summer 2010 Collections.

Now please continue on the MLS blog hop and go to Debbie's Blog

Friday, July 23, 2010

MLS - Green...

Green line has my favorite color, teal. This was so much fun to use. My favorite project ever is the Cards tin I created. Enjoy

I used every paper line to create all the rosettes.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

MLS - Summer Breeze...

I was so lucky to work with the new MLS Summer Breeze line. I got to work and create 3 layouts, 2 cards and a project. Here is little peak at the projects:

I can't wait to work on the rest of the lines that are being released during next week at CHA-Summer. It was so much fun to do it as a family. Come back tomorrow for more projects and layouts.

Monday, July 19, 2010

MLS New Releases...

The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show is coming up next week. This is where the craft industry releases new products. My little shoebox is having 6 new lines debuting at the show. I'm so excited to have worked with 2 lines: Green and Summer Breeze. I just finished my projects yesterday, I will give sneak peaks as soon as we are given the clear. But for now enjoy the new lines below:

Sunday Market:



Cute as a Button:

Summer Breeze:

Simple Life:

Also if you are going to the CHA Summer show, MLS is teaching a class using the Green Line and designed by the awesome Pattie Beltran and Erin Yamabe. Here is the link if you want to sign up:

MLS Class at CHA-S

Also come back soon and I'll show you some of my projects.

Have a great week.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Have an announcement to make...

On my birthday I got an awesome call from the crazy girls of My Little Shoebox, Erin and Pattie, they told me that I had actually been selected to be in the MLS design team. I have known Helen, owner of MLS, for a few years know. I have worked with MLS on several CHA's, Scrapbook Memories TV Show and catalog work. I feel so honored to have been one of 22 girls that get to design for such an awesome company. Here is the announcement: MLS Blog. Here are my submissions:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dear Blog...

I'm sorry you have been forgotten. I promise to try and update you more often. But you should know that work has been really crazy and will continue to be. Therefore you have been given a hello goodbye in quite a few months. I really do miss you but every time I think of updating you something else comes up.


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