Hello MLS fans! Today we've hand picked a bunch of fun cards to share with you from our designer Beckie Dreyer. Beckie is creating with our Farmer's Market collection and came up with some wonderful card inspiration using this versatile collection.
Happy Birthday Triangle Card
Friends Stepper Card
Love that she used mist here and the paper pleating is beautiful.
A Perfect Pear Easel and Twisted Easel Card
Here's a top view of the card
And a closer look at the detail. Love the popped sunflowers!
The pinwheels here are so cute! Brads are a great accent for these.
Party time Square Card
Love these little guys! These would make great flash cards for kids or glue em on Popsicle sticks to create a fun center piece for your dinner table. You might just be able to get your kids to eat their veggies.
Farm Fresh Box Card
The 3D elements on this card are beautiful! The banner is just perfect!
We love how Beckie really thought outside of the box with all these cards. You don't have to create the traditional A2 size card. We challenge you to "Mix it Up" a bit!
Join us here tomorrow as we feature projects created by our June Guest Designer, the very talented Vicki Boutin!
Hello MLS fans! Today we have some fantastic projects to share with you from design team member Nicole Wragge! She's creating with our Farmers Market collection today.
What's on your plate
Designer tip:I was at a women's luncheon last month and their was this charming guest speaker who asked us all to consider what we have on our plate. Well, sadly I missed the rest of what she had to say because I immediately starting planning out this layout! The scallop paper made for a nice place mat and with the help of some Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, the Tutti Frutti paper rolled up nicely to resemble a colorful napkin. All the little things on my plate came from one of my many "lists" but I have to say seeing all the things I need to do dressed up in pretty cardstock stickers and mini alphas make me smile!
Nicole's layout is a perfect example of how we can find inspiration in our everyday life and events.
This girl can eat
Designer's tip: When I look at this line there is one thing that stands out, those darling fruit stands! I wanted to create one just a tad bit bigger to go with this photo of Avery thoroughly enjoying her lunch. I used one of the squares off of the Fresh from the Field paper as my journaling tag and then used Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas & Glossy Accents to create the awning of the fruit stand. The open sign was made with the minis, Cherries Jubilee & Sweet Pea paper scraps and red & white baker's twine.
Now for our card maker fans, a few fun card ideas
Designer tip: Use a corner rounder to create a different look for your cards. Don't be afraid to stack and create movement with our mini alphas.
Designer tip:Backgrounds don't always have to be images. Wall paper your background with sentiment stamps too!
Nicole shows us that the Farmers Market collection can easily be used to create a cute Happy Halloween card. We love the dimension of that pumpkin.
Thanks to Nicole for her fun projects today!
Now it's time to announce the winner of our sketch challenge! Drum roll please....
Welcome back MLS fans! We hope you enjoyed your long weekend and had fun celebrating the kick off of summer! I can't believe today is the last day of May. We're wrapping up the month with some fabulous projects from Nicole, Keely and Beckie! Take it away ladies...
Hello MLS fans! This week has flown by and we can hardly believe it's already Friday! Before we sign off for the weekend we've got some layout inspiration to share with you from design team member Ro Philippsen!
Ro created some amazing layouts with our Farmer's Market collection. Take a look
Ro's tips:In the first layout, I did a double layout, where I wanted to create a scenario. The flowers of the tree are handmade, using paper "Tutti Fruit", Punch and spray paint.
On the second page my idea was to do a "fruit store", to enjoy the beautiful collection "Farmers Market".
We love the flowers and fussy cutting! These techniques really add dimension to this double layout!
Ro's tips: my idea was to explore the colorful paper and the die cuts, and do a kind of grid highlighting the beauty and color of the collection. I punched paper circles with a mini hole punch, and glued them on transparent buttons.
Thanks Ro for showing us that our Farmers Market collection is great for any photos you'd like to scrap.
And don't forget friends, we've got a Farmers Market contest going on right now with 3 fabulous prize packs and 3 different categories! To read all about it click here.
Good Morning MLS fans! We are so excited to start a new month of My Little Shoebox inspiration here on our blog.
This month we'll be using products that Glue Arts swapped with us on all of our assignments and featuring some special ones each Thursday all month long!
Today we've got some card inspiration with our Farmer's Market collection from Erin Yamabe
"My favorite stamp from this collection is the sunflower! I have embossed and stamped it all over."
Welcome Little One
"Another trick to getting more out of your scallop paper is to cut around the edges, preserving just the decorative border, and leaving the inside of the paper free for flower folding and/or stamping. cut different sizes of the decorative border to add interest and layers without dimension."
We love how Erin created the grass on this card by using a border punch and layering it several times. What an amazing way to add dimension to this circle card.
These projects are beautiful! Thanks to Erin for sharing her work with us today.
Feeling inspired to create with our Farmer's Market collection? Check out our latest contest here.
It's Design Team Tuesday and today Erin has prepared a fabulous tutorial for all of you. Erin wants to show you how to use our journaling punchouts along with gesso to create a mixed media project with our Farmer's Market collection.
By: Erin Yamabe
Here's what you'll be using
The foundation of your layout is the b side of Fresh from the Field. Trim 3/4" off two sides of Sweet Pea. Corner round all edges. Adhere to Fresh from the Field, brown side up.
Cut at 7.5 by 3.75 " strip from the Tutti Fruiti paper, b side. This will be the piece your photos attach to
Punch out the following diecuts from sheet: green border strip, green flower, pink scallop rectangle, two circle flowers, yellow/green rectangle, and red/pink flower.
Except for the green border strip, those diecuts will be the background of your layout. Arrange in a 1/2 circle, using the green/yellow flower up top center, and continue to your right. The bottom diecut will be your red/pink flower. Place the Tutti Fruiti strip of paper as a guide, to the left center, making sure those diecut pieces peak through.
Adhere the diecut pieces down to brown paper. [Except green border strip]
Mix some gesso with a small amount of the Tattered Angels Firefly.
Liberally apply that mixture over diecuts and center of layout, leaving about 1" of the brown paper showing. Wipe away any excess of the gesso.
Flick some of the Firefly yellow onto your gesso. Allow to dry.
Stamp the daisy flower with versamark around edges of layout, overlapping onto the orange paper.
Stamp the daisy flower with versamark onto the green border strip. Spray with Marshmellow glimmer mist.
Adhere with foam dots the green border strip along the bottom of diecuts, with about 1/2 of the red/pink flower showing from the bottom.
Adhere 3 photos onto the blue paper, distress and ink edges with creamy brown. Adhere to left center, just above green border strip. Tuck under 1/2 of small flower diecut.
From the Cherries Jubliee paper, you will cut out the borders from the 3rd strip down. Cut in 1/2, and adhere to top of page, using middle photo as center.
Cut 2 flower circle stickers from sticker sheet in half, place around edges of layout.
Add title and journal.
Staple a piece of the white ribbon underneath ride side of green border strip.
Now you have a fun mixed media themed project! We love using Glue Arts products and thank them for supplying Erin with the Glue Glider adhesive gun. Be sure and stop by thGlue Arts Blog for the next two weeks as they will be creating with My Little Shoebox products and featuring work from some of our designers too! They'll even be prizes to be won too!
Hello MLS fans! We're bringing you some fresh picked designs from our Design Team with our Farmer's Market collection today. First we have some layouts from Pamela.
A new friend
Go ahead and cut up that cardstock! The banner that Pamela cut out of the Cherries Jubilee paper works great on this layout. Sometimes you may not have the right embellies in your stash so don't be afraid to create your own!
Is this fabulous quilt like hand stitched creation amazing or what? I asked Pamela how she has the patience to stitch so much on her layout and she shared that she does it while watching TV. Pretty smart if you ask me.
It's that time
Love these gardening pics and the way Pamela used the vegetable cardstock stickers in the right corner with her journaling above.
What a pair
Now we have some cards from Pattie
Stamping on ribbon is an easy technique for beginning stampers. For best results use Staz-On ink.
We make a perfect pair
and finally from Pattie a layout
Those are Pattie's kids and they are so sweet. She also used some stitching here on this layout and created her own flower with paper and accented the leaves with Glossy Accents.
And to finish off today's post, here are some fun creations from Heather Brown.
Love the way Heather used the flower stamp to create her own pattern in diferent colors of ink.
Welcome lil one
Thanks for stopping by the MLS blog! We hope you'll be inspired to create something fun today.
Hello fans! We hope you had a fantastic Oscar weekend! I love watching the Oscars every year. The fashion, the E! Red Carpet Pre-show, the speeches and the music is all so much fun!! Speaking of award winners we are excited to share this fabulous mini album that Pamela created for our booth at CHA!
Mini albums are a great way to share photos with our family members and document special events or even summer fun like Pamela showed.