Monday, April 26, 2010


Ok, so I am a little late posting this but I still wanted to share! Look HERE <====. Yay! You see my LO is the 3rd one featured in their blog. Weeee peeee! It was really nice to be able to participate. So many talented ladies! Thank you so much Kristine for asking me to join in your festivities. Great Sketch to work with too!

So here it is. I used everything from My Little Shoebox Imaginary Friends line to create a LO base on all the crazy pics I have of my daughter when she was a baby! LOVE it!


There I said it! Here's a little tutorial to share with ya! And why I do it!

Did you see my original LO? I matted the white card stock with the pink polka dot PP (see pic above). Well I really don't like wasting paper no matter how much I have of it. And believe me MLS is generous with products. But I am also a recycler so I would never just take advantage ya know what I mean! So, here I am I will admit that I Michelle Magana CHEAT a LOT. A LOT A LOT! I try to always think of ways to stretch my papers or products.

So below you will see what I mean. I am sure there are people out there that will say...." Oh I do that too!" Great then you are already on the right path. But this one's for those that think they have to use their whole 12x12 PP to create that frame look that everyone likes.

You see! What I do is cut a big square in the middle of the LO where no one will ever know I have cut out a portion of it. About 1 to 2 inches away from all sides. You can see that the MLS PP are double sided so you can enjoy both sides. You can do this to all your fave PP that you don't have too many of, so that way you can stretch your dollars. The white card stock is strong enough to support your LO. It will not show up either since the CS is thick.

Now you have a perfectly good Pattern Paper to use for another LO as is or to cut apart using all those little cute monsters as details for your cards or LO. Hope you like this and give it a try once in a while. No point wasting a perfectly good 12x12 all at once. Now a days we can all afford to be creative and frugal at the same time!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Got to scrap this weekend!

Participated in a Virtual Crop at the Nook this weekend and got to finish a bunch of projects. I always crops, cuz I get to do many pages. I tend to have ups and downs in my scrapping. And since I have not been productive at all I made it up this weekend. Now I am ready for more. I think I will continue scrapping and finish up some much needed work that are due at the end of the month.
But before I do that I wanted to share with ya what I made this weekend.
Mini Clipboard
LOVE Makes a House a Home!
My Sweet Cherry Pie

Webster's Pages PP Bookmarks
I have been reading a lot lately and really needed some of these!
My Fave Fruit 30 min. Challenge showing movement and tearing
Summer Party Table Setting Challenge
I thought this was fun! I have never done a table decorations before so I really wanted to play along with this one.
Altered Candle Challenge
I created it to match the table decorations.
30 min. Challenge
Christmas tree '06
Using Guilty Pleasure Packaging for inspiration.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Imaginary Friends!

It's Time to Party Card!
Using everything from Imaginary Forest to create this birthday card. I love how it turned out! How cute is the monster holding a party banner! LOVE IT!

My Wild One's Mini Album
I really wanted to scrap my kids crazy antics. And I love that I will be able to look at this and just smile. Everything is from Imaginary Forest except for black AC alphas.

Note: See how my darling daughter is wearing her brothers blue undies (clean by the way) as a scarf . Yeah CLASSY!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Ok, so I wanted to post something but then remembered I am not suppose to do it yet. DUH! So I am doing a sneak peek instead. I was asked to be one of the many GDT for Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge Blog. They will be having a fun festivity in their blog soon so you will need to check them out. I got to play with one of the many beautiful sketches they make there and I had so much fun.

I never used to know what to do with sketches. Seriously they were like alien writings to me. I just didn't get it. Now.....I love sketches cuz it makes my life so much easier. All I have to do is place everything where the sketch says to do. All the planning and rearranging has been done for me. I can finish a LO in a matter of minutes or hours depending on how difficult I am being. Ha! So anyway here's my sneak. Cant wait to post the rest of the LO soon. Hopefully I would have done other projects by then so I can post a bunch of work! Hope you all have a great day!

Supplies: PP My Little Shoebox Imaginary Friends, MLS Softies brown alphas and Bazzill white CS and Martha S. butterfly punch.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I will have to say that My Little Shoebox is one of the best companies to work for. Helen the owner is the best! There is NO STRESS and NO DRAMA. The girls are the sweetest and fun to work with. The products are fun and excellent quality! What more can you ask for?
Check out the BLOG for all the details!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

All About Me Sweet Spring Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Officially begins Wednesday April 7th Midnight PST.

Welcome to All About Me Sweet Spring Blog Hop!
April 7th-April 20th
Winner will be drawn April 21st

If you arrived in my blog first, I want to go ahead and send you to AAM's Blog since this is the starting point of the Hop. I want to make sure you start off right and wouldn't want you to miss out on anything. From there you will follow the link to the next DT's Blog and so on. Continuing until you reach the last DT blog or until you feel like it!

Remember you have to leave a comment on all the DT's Blogs and join in on the challenge in order to have a chance on winning the Sponsors Prize Giveaway. But wait! Some of the DT's are also having some giveaway, so make sure you check them all out! Speaking of Sponsor do we have a great one for you this month! Treasury of Memories has generously donated their April (Glimpse of Spring) collection Kit! This Kit includes a TON of Dear Lizzy from American Crafts goodies. Hello! Can you say YUM! Here's a sneak below. What do you think! Make sure to check them out! They are not only an online store but they carry scrapbook Kits, custom vinyl, canvas and custom invitation store!

Ok, should we get to the Challenge? Are you ready? Ok!

Self Improvement (Your Biggest Flaw)

I know this was hard for me too! I had to really sit and think and figure out how I was gonna approach this without being so OUT THERE! I mean, its not easy to admit your top it off you have to share it to the world. But that is exactly the reason why I wanted to joined this Design Team. I wanted to be challenged and do pages that are about me and that I wont normally do on my own! Ya know! I dug dip and dove head first. Confronting my BIGGEST FLAW of them all. The mother load....the gorilla in the room! It was hard to pick from all my flaws but this one stood out from the rest! Here is my take on the challenge.

Supplies: Creative Imaginations PP, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, white cardstock, Core dinations Black cardstock, vellum and American Crafts black thickers.
I hope you decide to play along with us and do this challenge. I know that you will be glad to have a page in your album that's just yours. I know this is not easy but I know you can do it!
Before you go...make sure to leave a comment on my blog kay!
Now go check out Rani and her fabulous take on this challenge and to continue playing along with our Blog Hop. Have fun and good luck!
I forgot to mention that I will be giving away a RACK at the end of this challenge. *How does some NEW My Little Shoebox goodies sound to you?* So you not only get a chane to win the sponsors prize package.....but you also get a chance to win my RACK. Make sure to add a link to your comment showing your take on this challenge. And dont worry for those that commented before I posted this, I will check your blogs to double check if you did the challenge and I will make sure to add your name to the hat before drawing a winner. ;) No worries girlies I got your back. hehehehe!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Oh Sweet Spring.....

I just wanted to let you guys know that All About Me is having a BLOG HOP on the 7th of April. Make sure to come check it out and see what we have in store for you. The Design Team has been working hard on the challenge and do we have an AWESOME Sponsor with an AWESOME Prize Giveaway! So make sure to come back in a couple of days for the HOP!


I know I have been a BAD Blogger. It's cause I have been sick for about a week now and I am having to play catch up at the moment. I am currently working on the challenge for the hop in a couple of days, I have some My Little Shoebox work I need to post and I am also participating in another blog hop at the end of the week that I still need to get more info on that before I can even give you guys any hint. As soon as I get the info I need I will sure to post it here....I promise. I still need to work on the sketch for that YIKES!

Hope you all had an AWESOME Easter Weekend with the kids and I am sure most of the moms out here are busy entertaining kids that are on Spring Break. I know I am! Will have to post pics of my kids coloring eggs and going through their easter basket!