Hello MLS fans! We mentioned earlier this week that that we had a fun challenge to share with you. Today we are hoping to inspire you to get out your My Little Shoebox journal tags and create something fun with them for our Journal Tag challenge.
Some of the design team girls have created some fun ideas to help get your creative minds off to a running start! Let's see what they've created.
Best Wishes card by Erin Yamabe
Erin's notes: Created with MLS Lovely Day and Aiko lines.I trimmed around the shapes of 3 tags, and stitched around the insides
Hi card by Becky Williams
Up in the Trees: Free As a Bird, Cardstock Stickers
Beckie's Notes:For this card I layered two of the journaling cards. I too the top one with the birdie on the branch and cut out around those shapes and layered the remaining frame onto another journaling card. I punched some butterflies with that same paper to add for detail on the card.
I Love You card by Becky Williams
Up in the Trees: Ocean and Brownie, Free as a Bird, Cardstock Stickers
Beckie's Notes: On this card I cut the hearts from one journaling card to use as an embellishment on another card, layered that on the brown cardstock (Ocen and Brownie) and layered that on the polka dot which is on the reverse side of the paper with the journaling cards. I added a bit of twine and some stickers and popped up the spot with foam adhesive.
Love card by: Ro Philippsen
Ro's Notes: The journaling note cards, is one of my favorite pattern paper, and I did this Card, using only the sheet of journaling note cards from the "Up in the Trees" Collection , and the birds from the Cardstock Sticker. MLS journaling note cards are so versatile and easy to use, you need to try!
Happy spring by Linda Kretz
Created with Keepsake Simple Treasures (11837).
Linda's Notes: I cut out frames and paired them with pieces I cut out, adding small stickers, pop dots, ribbon and Stickles.
Easter Tag by Beckie Dreyer
Audrey Roman Holiday paper
Papermania Adhesive Stones
Beckie's notes: I made the flowers using the shapes on the paper which I cut out and rolled up.
Oh happy day card by: Ilene Tell
Created with MLS Playtime collection
Mini Album by: Norine Borys
Norine's Notes: Using the journal sheet from Up in the Trees, I cut two strips, glued them back to back and scored them to fold into a mini album. Add some photos, cardstock stickers, twine and you've got a quick and easy keepsake for someone special!
Thanks a bunch card by: Shemaine Smith
Created with MLS Aiko collection.
Shemaine's Notes: For my card I cut several of the journal tags and layered them to create a thank you card. I added some Quickie Glue and Martha Stewart iridescent glitter to the largest tag to create some dimension.
So here's our challenge to you MLS fans. For a chance to win a mix of My Little Shoebox goodies simply create a project of your choice using one or several of our journaling tags and post your creation to our Facebook wall by Sunday April 1st at midnight pacific time.
We'll randomly select one winner, announce them here on April 2nd and post a photo of their project. If you'd like us to include a link to your personal blog if you are chosen as our winner, then please include the address in the comments when posting your photo to our Facebook wall.
If you don't have a Facebook account then feel free to email your project to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello MLS fans! It's exactly one week until Valentine's Day. Have you been making Valentines for your kids to take to school or for your very own Sweetheart? Today designer Melinda Spinks shows us how our Winter Wonderland collection is perfect for her beautiful love themed layout. And..she's even created a beautiful sketch to share with you so we've decided to have a little Sweetheart Sketch challenge.
Here's Melinda's sketch created exclusively for the My Little Shoebox blog.
Here's a look at Melinda's layout that she created featuring her very beautiful daughter. Melinda's style is amazing and her attention to detail is what makes her layouts fun to marvel at.
My Little Shoebox Supplies:
Winter Wonderland - Counting Down
Winter Wonderland - Boughts of Holly
Winter Wonderland - Snowflake Valley
Winter Wonderland - Winter Folly
Winter wonderland - 3D Roll-Up Flowers
Glitter Alphabet Stickers - Snowflake
Mini Alphas - Seaside
White card stock
Aqua baker's twine
Metal Nail Heads
i-rock queen bee iron-on motif
A closer look at Melinda's eye for detail.
And some stitching she did on her banner.
Oh and those polka dot clouds.
So how about it? Are you feeling crafty today? Create your take on this sketch using any My Little Shoebox collection and leave a comment with a link to your project and one lucky winner will win a fabulous mix of My Little Shoebox goodies.
But you only have til next Monday February 13th at 12 a.m. pacific time to link up your Sweetheart Sketch. We'll choose the winner using Random.ord and announce that winner here on Valentine's Day!
Hello MLS fans! It's our last Product Spotlight day with The Scrapping Cottage and last week we had fun featuring some of their designer's work here on the blog. Today we are showing the last of our designer's creations with these fun dies.
First is Norine with a beautiful card using the 3D flower from the Pink Peony die
Hello card by Norine
Next is Erin with a very elegant card created with our Audrey collection using the Cameo & Oval frame die.
Audrey card by Erin
Next we have a fun layout created by Linda with our Enchanted collection and the Pink Peony die.
layout by Linda
Patti used the clouds in the Summertime fun die to create this card. I love how she inked them too.
Thinking of You card by Patti
And so did Pearl for her card. Pearl added some depth to her clouds by embossing.
Dreams make em happen card
And finally a Trick or Treat collection card by me. I used the ornate circle frame to show how versatile it can be.
Boo card by Shemaine
We hope you'll find these dies are a fun addition to your My Little Shoebox collections.
Hello MLS fans! It's Thursday and we are pleased to be spotlighting The Scrapping Cottage all month long. We are so pleased to have partnered with The Scrapping Cottage to bring you high quality dies to coordinate with our My Little Shoebox collections.
Today we're featuring work with the co-branded dies from The Scrapping Cottage design team. Let's start with our very own
Pearl's tip:On of my favorite techniques using Cottage Cutz MLSB designed dies is to diecut with patterned paper - and this card is one such example . I used the following Cottage Cutz MLSB dies - leaves from the Ornate Circle frame , Orchid Flower; the oval frame from the Cameo and Oval Frame die set. Finally , I added a little feathery boa to the flower set for a fun, wispy touch.
Hello MLS fans! It's another Thursday and time to share some more inspiration with this month's product swap from The Scrapping Cottage. We are so pleased to have partnered with The Scrapping Cottage to bring you high quality dies to coordinate with our My Little Shoebox collections.
These dies are so fun to create with and our design team has come up with some really cute projects.
How old are you now? by Ilene Tell
Supplies: Paper, Letter Stickers, Stickers: My Little Shoebox Die: Cottage Cuts/My Little Shoebox (to create the blue cloud) Ink: Tsukineko
We are so pleased to have partnered with The Scrapping Cottage to bring you high quality dies to coordinate with our My Little Shoebox collections. Our debut release with Scrapping Cottage offers 8 sets that coordinate with our Summer 2011 collections and our still popular Sew Cute collection.
It's been so much fun for our team creating with these coordinating dies. Today we are going to shine our spotlight on some of the amazing projects our girls have created.