Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hey Cutie Pie!! It's Wednesday!!

Hey are you?

We're great! (said like Tony the Tiger!lol) Today's projects just make us happy! Make us smile! And well they make us want to go create with these adorable products too!

Linda who is known for her standout home decor....brings us today this sweet, sweet layout with beautiful details. Kristen Swain created a knock out card and treat set....and we're back with another incredible layout (and tutorial) from our Guest Designer, Amy Sotolongo!!

Cutie Pie
Designer: Linda Albrecht

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts U-Cut-It 8 1/2" x 11" Foam Sheet
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
My Little Shoebox" Home Tweet Home" Collection papers- Birds of a Feather,
Bird House, A Place to Nest and Cotton Candy
My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers, SKY
My Little Shoebox "Home Tweet Home" Cardstock Stickers & Journaling Diecuts
BasicGrey "Hello Luscious" Zesty paper & "Sweet Threads" Boutique Shopping paper
BasicGrey "Basics" mini mono stickers, black & Fabric brad
Girls Paperie Word Stickers
Miscellaneous buttons, lace, brads, staples, ric rac
Sandpaper & light brown ink for distressing

1. Cut and tear miscellanoeous pieces of patterned papers and adhere them to the background piece using the Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac Adhesive.

2. Mat a 4x6" photo to pink paper and distress edges as desired. Cut a piece of U-Cut-It Foam the size of the photo mat. Adding the foam to the back of the mat pops your photo up off of the page giving it center stage!
3. Carefully apply the foam to the backside of the photo and mat (this stuff is amazingly sticky!)

Designer tip:I laid the side of the foam that still had the protective covering onto my work table then placed the photo mat onto it starting at the top edge, smoothing it down toward the bottom.

4. Apply desired stickers, title letters & die cuts along the right side of the photo. Using a die cutting machine or hand cut flowers shapes from the U-Cut-It Foam & pink paper. Curl edges of 3 flowers, stack together and use brads for center embellishment. Apply one flower shape to the U-Cut-It Foam flower.
5. Apply the layered flower pieces to the foam flower with Hot Glue then adhere the flower to the layout. Make 2 additional smaller flowers (just 3 paper layers) for the layout.
6. Add machine stitching as desired, staples and brads at the ends of paper strips. Sew buttons onto lace piece and upper left corner near photo.

Card & Treat Set
Designer: Kristen Swan  


Paper/Stickers/ Letters- My Little Shoebox- Home Tweet Home Collection
Adhesive- Glue Arts Perma tac and UCutIt foam, Adhesive Squares
Velum Envelope
pinking shears
prima flowers

1. Cut card base to 5x5 inches.
2. Add two strips of paper to front of card, one cloud and one ledger paper, trimming either end with pinking shears.
3. Then adhere a diecut border between the two papers, and another punched border just under the pink diecut border.
4. Wrap twine around card twice and tie bow.
5. Next add UCutIt foam to large diecut and adhere to card, then add UCutIt to flower and birdhouse diecut, and adhere to card.
6. Finish card by adding flower to center of twine bow, and placing greeting with sticker letters.

1. Adhere diecut border strip to envelope after cutting in half, using Perma Tac.
2. Tie on twine by double looping around envelope then tie bow.
3. Use UCutIt foam to attach diecut round to front of envelope, then adhere two layers of UCutIt to second round piece and attach to front of envelope.

4. Add sticker letters to diecut, then attach more UCutIt foam to flower, bird and second flower stickers, attach as shown to envelope.
5. Tie bit of twine through button and adhere to twine bow with Adhesive Squares.

1. Fold card base to 5x7 inches, then cut block of pink paper, mat with blue paper and trim edges of blue paper with pinking shears, Adhere to card with Perma Tac.
2. Add brown paper cut out border, then punch border with scallop punch and add both to card using Perma Tac.
3. Adhere journal spot on left side of card using Perma tac, then add UCutIt to both flower diecut and branch diecut, cutting of edge of branch diecut and adhering right at the edge of the card.
4. Fold over diecut journal spot, adhere with Adhesive Squares to top of card, then add button with twine bow using Adhesive Squares.
5. Add greeting to branch diecut using letter stickers, then adhere UCutIt to bird diecut and adhere to flower.
6. Tie double bow with twine and adhere to card using Adhesive Squares.

Seriously sweet stuff today don't you agree???? And hang on.....we've got one more project to share! This is from our very talented Guest Designer Amy Sotolongo!!

Pure Sunshine Layout
Guest Designer: Amy Sotolongo


GlueArts Glue Glider Pro
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
My Little Shoebox Home Tweet Home Collection 

**Be sure to visit Amy's blog for a tutorial on how she made these amazing flowers on her layout today!

And here's some more fun random facts about this incredibly talented gal...

Random Facts About Me:

I have been married to my best friend, Josh for 10 years.
I teach hormonal maniacs (junior high students) and love it. 
I am a die hard Dodger fan and grew up watching them year after year. One of my favorite days of the year is Opening Day each spring.
I have been scrapbooking for 13 years and never plan to stop.
I am an avid baker, I always have a recipe on my counter waiting to be made.
My go to scrapbooking products are: punches, border stickers and alphas.
I love to travel. My husband and I get out of town as often as possible. My favorite place so far? It's a tie between Paris, France and Dublin, Ireland.
I LOVE Glue Arts Raisen's adhesive squares!!!

Love this...and love Amy's work!!! Be sure to leave us a comment today! We'll enter you to win the My Little Shoebox Garden Party collection along with a Glue Glider Pro, a refill of your choice for the Pro and our 3D Combo Pac which has one of Amy's favorite products.....our Raisen's!

They're the best! And we know you'll agree once you try them out!

So leave us some love today.....  


  1. Oh what lovely cards and LOs today. I love that layered flower.

  2. I absolutely love all the projects today!! The paper, the layered flowers, everything :)

  3. I love the pages you did, the colors..birds...Love, Love, Love!it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm going to have to find this foam that you can cut, it's neat how much dimension it adds to a page. I also love the strips of paper, brings in a lot of color & changed it up from using just a few pieces. Great work!!!

  5. Fabulous projects! Love the bright sunny colors. Wonderful flowers on the layouts and adorable cards! TFS!

  6. As always, the team has posted stellar projects! The details are perfect.

  7. Love all the springy goodness! Great layout love the tree, the branch and the background circle! Makin' me want to make spring things! Thanks!

  8. Beautiful pages and projects! I hope to have an ounce of that talent when I grow up. ;)

  9. What stunning inspiration...Linda Kristen and Amy so enjoy ur work!

  10. Fabulous. Heading over to see how those flowers are made right now!

  11. Every single one of the layouts and cards today are AMAZING!! Way to go ladies!

  12. Wonderful projects today! I'm off to check out Amy's tutorial!

  13. Fabulous projects. They're just gorgeous.

    erika.seever at

  14. Beautiful projects - love those 3D flowers!

  15. I love all projects, I need to work more with papers, Its very nice

  16. THESE ARE FABULOUS projects!!!

  17. wow!! great ideas today You are always SO generous and I love to enter your giveaways. thanks for the chance to win

  18. Really love all the paper flowers in the projects today! Just lovely!

  19. another day, another batch of amazing projects!!!!

  20. the flowers are awesome and the cards are stunning! so cute and beautiful!

  21. Loved the cards. So fabulous.

  22. Oh my what fab goodies -love the talented ladies fun and so inspirational.

  23. Amy does wonderful work...and she is a Dodger fan. We can't ask for anything more! Thank you for sharing.

  24. This blog has the most inspirational projects! I love coming here. :)

  25. Oh WOW, today's projects are absolutely adorable! Love them all! I really appreciate seeing the instructions, too.

  26. these are seriously ca-ute! (i bet tony the tiger would have said it that way, LOL)

  27. Love all the flowers, will have to find this foam!

  28. Seriously cute projects today! Love it!

    Carol B

  29. Beautiful projects. I love all the layering and the beautiful flowers...what great paper (and adhesives of course!)

  30. I really love how she took strips of different papers and edges and put them over ledger paper to create a page. Very cute and cool. Always looking for differnt ways to use ledger of my favorite looks. Good job!

  31. Awesome projects, love the dimension!

  32. All of today's projects are beautiful. So fresh and Springy. I love, love the fact that they included such clear, easy to follow "How To's"...So helpful. I am liking the My Little Shoebox collections more and more. Bright and fresh looking. I am having trouble finding some of the Glue Arts adhesives used in the projects, so would love to win some. Thanks.

  33. GORGEOUS!!! I love the directions that you always provide! Thanks!

  34. Amy's work is amazing! Loved Linda's cards too!


  35. K, the layout is pretty, but that little girl is GORGEOUS!!! :) Love all your work, thanks for sharing!

  36. I love today's projects! The papers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!!

    rpcrafter at gmail dot com

  37. More beautiful pages and projects! I love all the flowers! Awesome inspiration! I enjoy having the how to's always included.

    sucor_2 at

  38. Anything with the iconic birdie is a tweet fav! Love the little tweets and anything the Glue Arts Go To Gals make. You are all very talented and I look forward to a new email everyday! Thank you so much for the smiles and the ideas!

  39. All of these are just gorgeous projects! The little bird on the top card makes me ~smile~ :)

  40. Gorgeous projects today. I love the Cutie Pie layout. The colours are so bright and cheerful. Always inspiring!

  41. Great projects! I love the flowers!

  42. What great projects!! Love them all they are so bright and cheery

  43. Oh how I love the U Cut It flower on the Cutie Pie layout. What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

  44. Really cheerful designs for Spring!

  45. I am always so impressed with all the talent I've seen here. Thanks for sharing it with us. :D

  46. Linda, your layout is just beyond adorable!
    Kristen, your treat set is fantastic.... I love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to in!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  47. Thanks for all the samples and tutorials today, it is so inspiring!

  48. beautiful and inspiring!! I can't stop looking at the layout!! Its so bright and cheerful that it brings a smile to my face.

  49. Fabulous projects--I like the flowers.

  50. Wow!!! I'm really digging that layout!!!! I need to translate that into a two page spread!

  51. SweeT! Love all of the details in the layout!

  52. Great use of the die cuts and journaling cards!

  53. Gorgeous LO and those cards are extremely inspiring! The girls are doing beautifully with these MLS products!!!

  54. OHHH! These are so beautiful! I love these projects today!! Thanks for sharing:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  55. oH, I am just crazy about all the borders and paper strips on the layout and cards! So colorful and so adorable!

  56. Adorable cards and layout! very happy and bright.
    well done!

  57. Love all of them, thanks for sharing.