Hello MLS fans! Hooray for Friday!! It's been a busy week and we can hardly believe it's Friday! On our Facebook page we asked our fans what their weekend plans were and many of you told us scrapbooking, crops and meet ups to scrap with a friend. We'd love to see what you are creating with MLS so share your work with us on our Facebook page. Today we're sharing some projects from designers Beckie and Zoe and offering up your chance at some free product!
Helping at Imkerhof Cafe by Beckie Dreyer
I loooove all this pink! I never thought to mix up Garden Party and Farmer's Market. It's a great combination and makes for a really fun layout!
Sew Cute by Zoe Nemburt
Love that silly mustache!
Designer's Tip: Don't be afraid to add a little splatter of paint to add dimension and interest to your layouts.
We spotted some fun projects on our Facebook page this week. Thanks to everyone who shared their work with us. We thought this layout using papers from our Holly Jolly collections from Barbara McEneaney Mahlmann that was posted on our Facebook wall was fun!
Keep sharing your projects on our wall and you never know when you'll be spotted.
So what's the free product this week you ask? How about a mix of our yummy sprinkle glaze stickers!
Leave a comment telling us your favorite use for these letters and we'll draw a winner!
How about another freebie? Paper Crafts Connection is offering up our Playtime Collection for their Freebie Friday Bonus Blog Hop post. Head over here for your chance!
take the Blog Hop and comment for your chance to win this special issue
Well...it was quite a busy weekend on our Facebook page. We are so excited that you all really enjoyed the Trick or Treating! Thank you to all who left comments and blog love to all of our participating designers. We were all overwhelmed and touched by so many comments! Keep watching the MLS Facebook wall. We'll be announcing the winners of all the Treats later today!
Today Ilene is sharing a beautiful layout she created with our Garden Party collection.
Oh this layout has sooo many beautiful elements and the black accents are perfect.
I love the little butterfly from our clear stamp set used here on the banners...so cute!
Designer's Tip: To make the most of your stamps, you can use them to create custom embellishments! Just stamp using the stamps that go with whichever collection you're working with using Staz On ink on Shrinky Dinks and then color with permanent markers, using whatever colors would suit your layout best. Then bake according to instructions and within minutes, you have really cute matching embellies for your layout. Here, I made little butterflies for the banner and centers for some of the flowers using this method. It's a technique that's quick, fun, easy, and very cost effective.
Hello MLS fans! So what do you think of our sneak peeks so far? Our Facebook page is hoppin with loads of comments from our fans and we love it! Keep those comments coming cause you never know when we might just show another sneak!
It's Guest Designer Thursday and that means more inspiration from this month's guest Vicki Boutin!
Check out this fun idea for a door hanger! Little girls will love this on their doors!
Vicki also created some super cute cards from scraps and our card stock stickers! These cards are sure to inspire you to create a card for someone special in your life today!
Hello MLS fans! Thanks for the huge buzz all of you generated with out sneak peek yesterday. We are so excited that you are looking forward to our summer collections! We are only 12 fans away from reaching our 4000 fan goal and then someone will win our Playtime collection before you can even buy it in the stores!!
Today we're getting into our Garden Party collection with inspiration from designer Zoe Nemburt. Zoe has created some beautiful layouts to share with you today.
My Sweet Fashionista
Designer's tip: I love the Journaling die cuts that come with each collection, I used almost a whole pack on this layout, they look great, peeking out from between the layers.
Spring is Here
Designer's Tip: I love die cuts and My little Shoebox seriously has the best die cuts on the market, and you can use them in 1001 different ways but for this layout I layered the “cut off” portion over the die cut on the layout for a pretty cool layered look.
Our Sweetie Girl
Designer's Tip: Creating Grid layouts is a new favourite thing for me to do, I love layers and you can create your own mini pictures within the layout, layer the grids on a contrasting cardstock to make them pop.
Finally we're finishing off today's post with a sweet Thank you card that Zoe created
Designer's Tip: I love to add dimension to cards and this is super simple to achieve even with a small simple card like this one, I added foam squares behind the flower, and tied some sweet bakers twine to add the dimension and interest to this card.
A big thanks to Zoe for these amazing creations and a big MLS thanks to you, our blog readers and fans! We love your enthusiasm and support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us!
Oh..and we just might have some more sneak peeks and prizes in the coming days...so watch for them here and on our Facebook page.
Hello MLS fans! We hope you had a great weekend! We're excited to be starting another week of My Little Shoebox inspiration here at our blog. We've given Keely our Garden Party collection to create with and she made some super cute projects to share with you today.
First we have a gift bag and card set
Love the faux stitching (no sewing required just black pen)
Next Keely created this adorable card with our Garden Party clear stamps and coordinating paper.
This beautiful hello card has such an old fashioned feel. The rose is just stunning on this card. If you love it too, Keely has some step by step instructions below for re-creating your own flowers.
When creating these fun flowers, I find that a flower with 8 petals works best, but you can also adapt the design to work with other flower diecuts. No diecuts? Try drawing your own 8 petal flower. Art isn't meant to be perfect :) (Insert pic 1) 1. Cut 5 diecut flowers. I cut these 2 1/2" each. Just remember, the bigger the diecuts, the bigger your final flowers. My diecuts have the center cut out, but you can use solid flowers. (Insert pic 2) 2. Cut one petal from the first flower, two petals from the second flower, three petals from the third flower, four flowers from the fourth flower, and five petals from the fifth flower. (Insert pic 3) 3. Use a quick drying glue (I like Zip Dry) or a hot glue gun to glue each flower into a ring. If your flowers are solid, they will form a cone. Snip off the the tip of the cones, so your flowers will lie flat. (Insert pic 4) 4. Adhere the layers to form your flower. I like to ink around each layer for shading. These are also beautiful lightly painted with glue and sprinkled with glitter. Just perfect for your Summer projects.
Finally, Keely is sharing this beautiful layout
Love that little bee buzzing by above the photo. This is a beautiful family photo and Keely, you look amazing!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and the flower tip with us today! We hope you are inspired to create with our Garden Party collections today! Remember to share them with us on our Facebook page here.
For more Garden Party projects click this link here.
Hello MLS! It's already the weekend again! Today we are sending you off with some beautiful work from Mandy Starner who created with our Garden Party this month. Let's take a look at some of the fun ideas Mandy has for you today.
Flowers For Me?
We love how Mandy used the Blooming Trails patterned paper as background so that the scalloped die cut would pop off the page.
Speaking of "POP" check out these beautiful flowers. Mandy created so much interest here by all the layering an dimension.
On this layout we love how Mandy created her own title from the patterned paper, cardstock stickers and tags.
Here's a closer look at all this amazing detail. Are you inspired?
And finally we're sharing this wonderful card with all the layers and details.
Are you ready for summer now! We sure are. Thanks to Mandy for all her beautiful work today.
So what are your weekend plans? I think we've got a bit of scrapping on the To Do list here at MLS. Join us next week for more inspiration, details about another blog hop and the introduction of June's Guest Designer.
Here's some tips from Pearl to help you create these adorable boxes at home
I simply printed the template directly onto the pattern paper , cut along the lines and scored and folded along the dotted lines of the template to form the basic box.
For one box, I hand cut green leaves and for the other box I cut a piece of green pattern paper into little strips ( not more than 1/4") and curled them for a fun, dimensional carrot top.
Finally, I used some of the Farmer's Market journaling tags to add sentiments and finish them off.
A big thanks to Pearl for showing us this creative project today!
**And since we're talking about our Farmers Market collection today we have an announcement regarding our current contest.
We've been asked by some of our fans who don't have LSS's that carry our collections and are ordering Farmers Market collections from their favorite online stores like Two Peas and Scrapbook.com if we can extend the deadline for our contest.
We certainly appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and that you are ordering our product just to participate in this fun contest. We are happy to extend the deadline to midnight Pacific time May 31st!
So go get your craft on and enter for your chance to win one of 3 fantastic prizes!
Hello MLS fans! It's Friday and the waiting begins for those that applied for our Design Team as our call came to a close at midnight last night but you don't have to wait to long. We'll be announcing our new team March 31st right here on our blog and we can't wait to welcome our new team! Of course the other side of this coin is that we say goodbye to our current team soon...sniff sniff
And so, I am happy to announce that on Monday March 28th we'll be having a...
Join us as we look back with the girls at their favorite My Little Shoebox project with a hop from each member's blog. It's going to be fun and yes there will be a prize at the end of the Hop!
Now onto today's inspiration from our very own Gudrun
Just for You
You're the best!
Thank you for being you
All of these projects are simply stunning and not to mention the photographs Beautiful work with our Garden Party collection Gudrun! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.