Friday, May 27, 2011

More creations with My Mind's Eye

Well, May has come and gone super quickly this year.  I've enjoyed guest designing with My Mind's Eye so much!  Their products are amazing and totally inspiring.  Today you can find one last post on their blog with several of my creations.  My last for the month.  Head over there and check it out.  Here's some photos of the projects I created but if you want to read about the stories and inspiration behind them you will have to CLICK HERE to go there. :)

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!  Stay cool!  Hugs~Shanna

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chore Board featuring "Liberty"

So it was my turn to post on the Bo Bunny Blog yesterday and we are blog hopping today.  I created a fun project.  Something that was inspired by a friend's status on Facebook last week.  She has two small boys and wanted a chore board to hang in her home that was functional AND cute. 

I found some free clipart online to use for the chore symbols since her smallest child can't read very well.  One boy has the red stars and the other has blue.  They have strong magnets on the back of each star so they stick well to the 12x12 metal sheet that I covered with the Liberty papers.  I found this for only $5.00 at Lowe's.  I've shared some close-up shots of this project here and on the Bo Bunny blog. 

Now that summer is pretty much here..... I MAY just have to make something similar for my kiddos. 
They would be sooooo excited! < --------- can you hear the sarcasm? LOL

****EDITED to add..... here's a link to the pdf I created with the little chore images if you end up wanting to create one of these yourself.  Hope that helps!♥

Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Friday, May 20, 2011

May Card Kits-Peek Time

It's that time again.  But I wish I had more of it....
or these peeks would have been posted a week ago! HA! 
PayPal requests will go out by tonight and kits will ship by the end of next week.  I've got an insane amount of things going on between the girls' soccer and all the end of the school year activities. 
Good times!
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nana's Brag Book

As I was looking through my photo box this weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the excessive amount of wallet sized photos I had. When I print my pictures I like to have a set of wallets because I just love working with that size.  Especially if I want to enhance a larger photo on a layout.  But with my Grandma’s or “Nana’s” birthday coming up quick…. it hit me that these little wallets would pair up perfectly with all the fabulous Journaling Spots from My Mind’s Eye to create a small little Brag Book gift.  So here it is…. Can’t wait to wrap it up and ship it to Nana!  

You can see the entire Journaling Spots feature over at My Mind's Eye today!  Have a good week!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Always Together

This layout is being featured over at My Mind's Eye today.  YAY!!!! 

I didn’t have any recent photos of my kids and I together but when I saw this adorable photo that my friend Renee took, I just knew I had to scrap it!  This is our friend Angela and her sweet boy Sims.  She’s a single Momma and a Southern Belle by the very definition. 
I’ve watched her over the last few years that we’ve known each other and love the relationship she and Sims have.  That’s what was so awesome about this photo to me….. you can see the happiness they share.  Little Sims, with his arms tightly wrapped around his Momma like he’s never letting go. 
I hope when I’m older that my kids will still want to be near me and hugging on me like they still do.  That’s all I want.  That’s what will tell me if I’ve been a great parent…… I want my kids to stay close to me.  (Thanks for the sweet photo Renee, Angela, and Sims!) It was fun scrapping it and thinking about my own role as a Mom.  Oh…. And in case you don’t notice…. I created a fun tag for Angela to write a note to Sims on and it’s tucked in behind the photo.  Some Hidden journaling if you will.

****Also.... I need to mention that I created this layout based on last week's Sketchy Thursday's sketch!  Thanks for the inspiration ladies! 


Operation Ribbons & Flowers

Okay! I don't ask for help from my scrappy friends very often but if you can help me out with this I will be forever grateful! And there's a little something in it for you too!!! ♥ My girls are going to girls camp with our church the first week in June. Along with almost 100 other 12-16yr old girls! SOOOO fun right??? Well, they ...will be doing some craft projects that will require ribbon and flowers of all kinds. We need flowers that are 2 inches and bigger. Can be big.... just not smaller than 2 inches across. Any color! And we need as much ribbon of any color as we can round up as well! These are things I KNOW every scrapbooker/crafter has in their stash and it doesn't cost much to stuff in an envelope and mail. If you help donate to our Church's Youth Group.... once I receive your package, I will enter your name into a drawing for a BIG Scrappy prize worth over $100.00!!!!! We need to receive this by Saturday, May 28th. (I know.... not much time!) And I will announce the prize winner here on my blog as well as Facebook on May 30th. Please email me at if you're willing to help so I can give you my mailing address. 
1000 THANK YOU'S!!!!!!! ♥


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Simply Handmade Magazine

I'm sooooooo excited to have the April/May issue in my hands finally!  I had a project picked up for this magazine that is special for me.  I know it looks like lots of other fun scrappy/crafty things out there but this one combines my love of papercrafting AND woodcrafting!  So to have it showcased is a really fun treat for me as well as my cute little Cassidy's smile in the spotlight!  Thanks for letting me share!!!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!

I'm so excited to be creating alongside the fabulous design team over at My Mind's Eye this month!  Getting to play with some new scrappy goodies is ALWAYS a fun time.... ESPECIALLY when it's MME's new Lime Twist line.  In honor of {Inter}National Scrapbook Day they are giving away full lines of the new Lime Twist collection over at the MME BLOG!!!  So head over and leave a comment for your chance to win.  Good stuff.  Here's the Mother's Day card I created using the Lime Twist collection as well as some other scrappy goodies you can find on their blog from this week.  They also have their new sketch challenges posted that I played along with too that are super fun. 

 I hope you are getting some time to do a little scrapbooking on this fun holiday for us scrapbookers!  And that you also enjoy your day tomorrow as you celebrate being a mom, or having a mom or BOTH! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm May guest designing......

for MY MIND'S EYE!!!!!!

And I could not be more thrilled!  They are one of my most FAVORITE companies in the scrappy world! 

Head over to their blog to read a bit about me and leave a comment to win some goodies!