Monday, December 10, 2012

Punky Sprouts + My Little Shoebox

Hey everyone!  This month Punky Sprouts is teaming up with My Little Shoebox.  I received the Coming Home collection to work with.  It's adorable, and there's a little something for everyone.  There are lots of pinks, but also plenty of boy and neutral colors.

I created two layouts to share.

Pie charts seem to be all the rage these days, so for this layout I used my canvas and denim Lil' Petals to create two pie charts.  I wanted to get some additional variation in color, so I used both the front and back of the denim Lil' Petals to get a lighter shade of blue.

To create the pie charts I used a circle cutter to cut a cardstock circle, covered it with adhesive, and then just lay the Lil' Sprouts down on it.  Really easy to do.

I added some of the Coming Home stickers for accents....those little paper airplanes are so cute and just the right zing of color.

This collection was so appropriate for this layout too....these photos are from our flight home from Georgia tihs summer.  It was the first time we flew with Carina and since she was under two we didn't get her a seat....she's pretty squirmy.  She was not that fussy, but she's active and all over the place, and many apologies to the people who sat in front of us, because there was a fair amount of kicking despite my best efforts.

My second layout is a little more 'girly'.  For this one I cut triangles the same size as the Lil' Petals and alternated them to create the banner/border at the bottom. 

I also really like layering the Lacey Blossoms (doilies) and Parchment Blossoms.  Here I put the Parchment Blossoms behind the Lacey Blossoms to add just a hint of color. 

Coming home was just such a sweet collection to work with, and I hope you liked the ideas for some different ways to use the Punky embellishments. 

Thanks so much for coming by!

Supplies Used
Going Home Layout:  Punky Sprouts ( - Denim and Canvas Lil' Petals, Parchment and Lacey Lil' Blossoms; My Little Shoebox - Coming Home collection; CTMH - Outdoor Denim cardstock, Edge Distresser amd Dimensnional Foam Tape; Taylored Expressions - Skinny Number Dies; Helmar - Permanent Adhesive Runner; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Pigma Micron Brown pen; Sewing Machine.

Two Ribbities Layout:  Punky Sports - Lil' Canvas Petals, Parchment and Lacey Lil' Blossoms; My Little Shoebox - Coming Home Collection; CTMH - Colonial White Cardstock and Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Helmar - Permanent Adhesive Runner; Pigma Micron Brown pen.


  1. Hello Miriam,

    Love both pages as they all combine real interesting techniques and takes on what is trendy right now. The first one clearly showcases your love for shapes! The way you created the pies is brilliant!

    Thank You~

  2. These are beautiful. Nice way to mix and match both manufacturers.

  3. wow Miriam these are FABULOUS...your layouts are always just so awesome.. and your girls are so cute... love them both...

  4. What fantastic and fun layouts. Look at all these creative design elements. Your denim pie charts are just too cute and are wonderful embellishments for your layout. What an adorable cutie-patootie you have there.

    ...and YES - the last of my Christmas cards went out in this mornings...unless I get cards from people I haven't sent to. I always have a few of those, and I feel horrible if I don't return the gesture. =)

  5. Super cute, Miriam! LOVE those little, denim, pie charts!

  6. I love how you created the pie charts! Both LO's are beautiful!

  7. These are beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee those pies!!!

  8. Awesome layouts! I love the pie circles in the first one and the trees and the banner in the second one!

  9. SWEET!! Love the layouts and use of pie charts (I would never think of that!). GREAT job, Miriam!

  10. *Love* that first layout - those little clouds are so cute!

  11. Your canvas and denim pie charts are fantastic!!! Adds such a great texture!