Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Playtime, Sneak Peek and BIG Giveaway!!!

My Little Shoebox was one of the first manufacturers I fell in love with.. why? Because of it's whimsical approach to each collection. I think the very first ranges that I just had to have were Imaginary Friends and All A flutter with all the gorgeous monsters and butterflies etc
(and I still have some left to pop in the give-away)!

And although the collections keep evolving they still have the whimsical appeal that captured me from the moment I stumbled across that first piece of paper. So today's projects are all about the whimsy and using the super fun 'Playtime' collection.



Now, is it just my son or is it most boys when it comes to taking action photos? Why does he have to do the opposite to what I want in a nice photo at the park? However, I got to have the last laugh plastering his little bottom all over the internet with this layout. :) 


The 3D roll-up flowers come in a 12 x 12 sheet with every new collection and boast a wonderful array of double sided flowers and petals, clouds and banners and believe me, I use up almost every last piece.



Product list:
Playtime - 3D Roll-Up Flowers
Playtime - Sidewalk Chalk (11513)
Playtime - Sunnyside Up (11514)
Playtime - Hide n Seek (11512)
Playtime - Cardstock Stickers (11519)
Glitter Alphabet Stickers - Toffee (10123)
Fiskars Scallop Punch
Doodlebug mini alpha rub-ons

Playtime Treat Bag
Treat bags are so much fun to make and I find it far more satisfying to give a gift in a home-made package than to hand something over in it's original wrapping. You get a bigger smile from the recipient too!


How happy am I to have finally found a regular supplier (in Australia) of Hershey's Kisses... can't get enough of these little chocolate bites.
To make the little viewing window, I simply cut out the diamond shape and adhered a piece of thick clear acetate to the inside of the box then added the white cardstock to hide the lines and to create the kite effect.


Product list:
Playtime - 3D Roll-Up Flowers
Playtime - Up In the Sky (11516)
Playtime - Cardstock Stickers (11519)
Glitter Alphabet Stickers - Cherry Pie (10115)
Clear Acetate and Ribbon

Sneak Peek
And now for a little sneak peek of a project I created with the gorgeous new 'Lovely Day' collection and the tutorial is being showcased on the My Little Shoebox blog today which you can see HERE... It's something a little different, easy to make and super fun! I hope you like it!



GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
Now, I've just started the nesting process for the impending arrival of our newest addition which is due in about 3 weeks... no I'm not prepared!
So, the farmer suggested that I take a long hard look at all the scrapping boxes I have lying around filled with goodies... and yes, I had a quick look and he's right, it's time to make room for baby.
So does anyone have any spare room for some more product that they probably don't need but would love anyway??? You wouldn't believe what I've managed to find... there is over 40 patterned papers, 14 circle die-cut papers, rubber stamps, mini alphas, glitter alpha stickers, 12 x 12 packs of 3D roll-ups and die-cuts plus lots of cardstock stickers etc!!!


Here's what you need to do to enter:
- Head over to the My Little Shoebox blog HERE and become a follower
- Come back and leave a comment on this post
- Follow my blog if you don't already
- Spread the word by posting about the give-away on your blog,
facebook, Twitter etc
That's it!
I will announce a winner on the last day of March.
Goodluck!!!

From farm to you...

78 comments:

  1. your projects are so amazing...I am doing all of the above...thanks for the chance to win...

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  2. I"m a follower on both, I love you page and the treats box! I'm an Aussie living in the U.S and Hersheys kisses are so popular here, they look great in the treat bag! Thanks for the chance to win and the great inspiration!

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  3. Oh my gosh.. these are all so cute!!! I always love everything you make. These are just as fantastic as all the other projects you have made. I love the scene you made on your page and can totally relate to your photos. ;) Love the packaged candies. I will have to give it a try. Hope you are doing ok! :)

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  4. wow amazing projects and an amazing giveaway! I already follow you both.

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  5. Hello beautiful girl. Wow you layout and goody bag are amazing girl!!!. Absolutely love those rolled flowers. Absolutely love all of that fussy cutting. Pic's are great of the little fella!. You must be sooooo excited about the birth of the baby beaver!!!. I will add your giveaway to my blog darlin. If I do win I will pay the postage ok babes. Love you loads Clare xxx

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  6. You have such a beautiful style; everything you post I adore (wish I had even half your talent!). Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  7. I absolutely love your projects. You always have an eye for amazing detail - love the way you did the clouds and kite on your gift bag!
    And WOW are you generous, too! I know I have some of the My Little Shoebox items you show here, but this is really a generous package. Thanks for the chance!
    I already follow the MLS blog and your blog. Just a few more weeks 'til your own prize package arrives too. :)

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  8. I just became a follower of My Little Shoe Box, I am already a follower of yours and I just tweeted about your giveaway!! Hope all goes well with your new arrival!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  9. Fabulous projects! I follow you and am now following My Little Shoe Box. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. OK, I'm following both. And I'd love to make a home for these goodies, so there will be plenty of room for baby!

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  11. WOO HOO!! Loving these! Boys and their bums hey?? Thanks for the chance to win, am a follower, shared on facebook :)

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  12. Hi Melinda - am now a follower over at MLS, & follow you already... have popped your Giveaway info in the sidebar of my blog... bit more visible there, over at http://lizzyhill12.blogspot.com.au/
    Good luck with the new baby. How exciting:):) You've done such a FAB job of the MLS 'playtime' papers I just want to go buy them....not sure your son will appreciate these lovely bottom shots when he turns 21:):):)

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  13. Hi Melinda,

    Wonderful post and projects.
    I would love to find out where you can get the Hersheys Kisses in Australia
    Thanks
    Margaret

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  14. You always have such a fresh and fun approach to scrapping. I love the scented coat hanger idea and the acetate window in the gift bag. Good luck with your new arrival and future star of your layouts. I'm already a follower of both blogs. Thanks for sharing the love.

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  15. I love My Little Shoebox too and i love your projects! The treat bag is just too adorable! Here is a link of a layout i made using the cute Imaginary Friends collection http://www.scrap-utopia.blogspot.com/2012/01/pouty-girl-colorful-creations-sketch.html I am already a follower of the MLS blog and your blog. I am definitely sharing your amazing giveaway on my facebook page and on my blog. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  16. Best of luck with the birth Melinda.
    Such inspiring projects you've made. So gorgeous.
    What an amazing giveaway too. Very generous.

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  17. Oooh I just love your layout Melinda - it's so cute! And the treat bag is gorgeous. Take it easy over the next few weeks. xx

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  18. I am a blog follower of yours and I know follow the my little shoebox blog. Thanks for sharing some fun goodies. I would LOVE to have these to use. I love your layout!!

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  19. I spread the word about your giveaway!

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  20. Oh my....all the diecut paper. I just found you (from 2peas=). I just signed up at MLS too. Look forward to checking here for new ideas.

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  21. Posso partecipare anche io, dall'Italia?? Ero già tua follower qui e lo sono diventata anche su mylittleshoebox!! Ho messo il tuo candy sulla mia sidebar http://fantasiadidee.blogspot.com/

    Tengo le dita incrociate!!!
    Buona giornata!!

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  22. What beautiful projects...the birdie and the bird cages are my fave. Congrats and good luck with your new bundle of joy!

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  23. Beautiful projects! - and what a great chance to win some goodies! :)
    I'm following here and on MLS and will post the give-away on my blog
    Thanx again for the chance :)

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  24. What awesome projects!!! I have TONS of extra room here for goodies so feel free to pass them along to me. ;) I'm a follower over at MLS and here too!
    - April W

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  25. Hi Dear, great great projects!
    I love the layout and funny photos.
    I'm already your follower and follow MLS too!
    I posted about this giveaway in my blog, here: http://lolo-artesanato.blogspot.com/2012/02/e-pra-encerrar-o-mes.html
    xx and tks for the chance to win this fabulous RAK
    Leila
    leilacassimira@gmail.com

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  26. Great projects! Congrats on the baby.

    I already follow your blog and the MLS Blog, so fun!

    I am sharing this post on FB!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. LOVE that layout!!

    I already follow your blog, have followed MLSB and have blogged about the giveaway.

    Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!!!

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  28. Wow it´s an amazing give away, but it was nice to know about another good blog to follow...I am a blogger addict to...lol....it´s my dayly magazine.
    Tks
    paulaflavia@gmail.com

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  29. Sorry I forgot to show where I spread the news...it was here:

    http://apapelouca.blogspot.com/2012/02/um-grande-e-interessante-sorteio.html

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  30. I now follow them and i've followed you for awhile.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  31. Yum that goody bag looks delicious Melinda. Love that cheeky layout, love the design and the gorgeous papers.

    All the best with the birth of your new bundle of joy, I am so inspired by you having another bub (I'm the same age as you) and I would love to have another baby.

    xxhugsxx

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  32. Hey Melinda, congratulations on your impending arrival! How exciting!!!

    Love your LO and treat bag. The pearls on the tree are so sweet. The treat bag is so cute with the little opening under the kite! Love peeking in at some goodies!

    I have been a follower/blog stalker for ages and wasn't sure if I followed My Little Shoe Box blog properly so I went over and liked them on FB. Now I am off to post your treats on my side bar!

    Take good care of yourself! Three weeks will seem like forever until the last few hours! :)

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  33. Hello dear! WOW...wonderful job dear...the LO is simply wonderful! Tkx for the chance to win such an awesome prize!! Just posted the giveaway on my face wall!!! tkx a lot!! xoxoxo Nana Nassar

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  34. Gorgeous projects! love your layout and the photos are fun. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I'm your follower on both sites and shared your giveaway on my blog side bar and fb
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafters-Reference/276015415790568

    I also have a giveaway on my blog.

    ♥Luanne
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com

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    1. hello! Melinda, just an update on my status. I moved to a new blog and followed you. Pic also shared on my blog side bar.

      Luanne
      Sisters Craft Cafe
      sisterscraftcafe.blogspot.com

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  35. Congrats on your new arrival. 21 years ago I got my daughter on St. Patrick's day and I can never remember what life was like before

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  36. What a great giveaway thanks for the chance to win all those goodies. I will share this on my blog...sorry its new and I don't have many followers, but every one helps right?

    OK I tired to link it but I don't know how. I have a header on my side bar for it...I'll keep trying.

    http://molly1989-mollysplace.blogspot.com/

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  37. wow what a gorgeous huge generous giveaway melinda, and love all your creations, yummo and tonnes of inspiration

    im a follower of both gorgeous blogs, yours and mls..... and blogged it
    http://amandasscrappyjoint.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/get-load-of-this-huge-giveaway-yummo.html

    thanks heaps for the chance to win

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  38. I posted about your giveaway on my blog's sidebar!!! Thank you again for the chance to win!

    http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.com

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  39. I'm so excited!!
    I posted about the give-away in my blog.
    Now is praying to win!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    alessandracristobal.blogspot.com

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  40. Wow..what fantastic inspiration you have on our blog!

    Been looking for ideas to share with my daughter who is bored after an accident. She has months of repairing to do yet so some goodies would potentially give her the motivation to do something creative. She has lost her mojo

    Jules

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  41. Fantastic giveaway.....love MLS papers and alphas. Your blog is inspiring - Sarah x x

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  42. Fab work here and what a fab giveaway too. Will be coming back to your blog again.

    Jane x

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  43. Lovely work and such an inspiration. Great to have a chance to win such a lovely package of goodies.

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  44. Just one word - stunning!!

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  45. What a fab blog, lots of lovely ideas, and a scrummy prize x

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  46. Gorgeous projects and what a lovely prize! I hope you feel more organised when your little one arrives, good luck! x

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  47. Following and sharing on facebook. I love your projects above but especially the layout it is so summery and fun :)

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  48. hi there. I have enver seen any of these products but absolutely love what you have done. I am now a follower of both blogs and would love to win some of these lovely goodies - loving those roll up flowers x

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  49. Oh yes please - I would love to receive all that gorgeousness!! :)
    I am a Brit who visits the US regularly and Hershey's kisses are the only US chocolate I like! You have very good taste Melinda!! :)
    Off to share the news! lol

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  50. Hi Melinda, love your work and love My Little shoebox. Gorgeous bright and Whimsical! I can always find room for some yummy stash, it actually needs a bit of bright stuff in there!I am following and will share on my blog and Facebook! cheers

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  51. Congrats on your soon to be arrival and thanks so much for your giveaway! Very nice projects.

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  52. An amazing giveaway! I'm already a follower of yours and am now following My Little Shoebox, and I've tweeted about this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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  53. What a beautiful, fun, childish and spring giveaway!!! Thanks for chance!!! I did all what you asked!!!
    Svetlana xx
    http://wanttocrafteverything.blogspot.com/

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  54. I did it all bird, well about about to blog about you, hehe TFS!! xx

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  55. Hi Melinda, I'm wishing you the best with the new arrival! I'm following both blogs and there's a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win this amazing candy! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  56. Nice Blog ! Thank you for your very nice articles. I look forward to visiting your site in the future! I like this very much.
    Methods of Modern Farming

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  57. Fabulous projects, I love the work you do for MLS! I just happened to wander to your blog and found the giveaway! Congrats on the new addition to your family! I follow the MLS blog as well as yours now! Thanks for the chance to win the stash of eye candy!

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  58. What sweet projects and thanks for the link to the flower tut too :) thanks for the chance to win such yummy treat's I've linked and follow all hugs Nikki C

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  59. Wow what a great give away love your roll up flowers they truly look amazing. Hope life is not too stressful for you on the lead up to your new addition - looking forward to some wonderful LO's after the birth when you can find the time!
    Look after yourself.

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  60. I already follow you and MLS
    thanks for being so generous!

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  61. WOW. I love your designs! I love how contemporary and fresh they look. I'm hooked!

    Also, tweeted this!

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  62. Melinda, I can't believe the time has flown by SOOOO quickly!!! Your newest little one will be her before you know it!!! That is so exciting!!! I can't wait to see your beautiful work featuring the newest little munchkin!
    I already follow both you and MLS...LOVE!!! I will get a post up on my blog, though!

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  63. I've linked your candy on my blog and I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance!

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  64. Very beautiful candy. Hope I'm lucky enough to win.
    http://angellina-srr.blogspot.com/

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  65. hi! following MLS =) super cute layout! Thanks for the oppurtunity to win this!

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  66. done. love your work evry page you do is beautiful xo

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  67. Done! Would love to win these fab goodies!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Beautiful! I love your projects--- and I really love the layout-- with the pearls in the tree.

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  69. did you ever post this winner? Did I miss it?

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  70. Every time i visit your blog hoping that there will have been an update, i fall in love all over again with your layout! The trees are DARLING!!! I'm hoping that all is well with you and that you come back soon :)

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  71. I read somewhere that you have your new son to add to your gorgeous family. Congratulations to everyone and hope you are all doing well! {{{Hugs}}} :)

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  72. Hello Melinda!
    Just wanted to pop on here and say hello :) hope you're doing well and that I'm thinking of you. We miss you over at DB can't wait to see your creative self back there.
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  73. Love your use of pearls on the tree!

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