Hello MLS fans. Today we are sharing some layout inspiration with you from a few of the designers. It's fun to put a few different scrapbooking styles together so you can draw inspiration from which ever designer you most identify with. We hope you'll enjoy this fun look at each girls style with a few of our different collections. Let's get started with Keely.
"Family Photo" Layout
MLS Pretty Little Things paper: Little Miss Sunshine, Just Add Water, All Things Beautiful, Seed Packets; Cardstock Stickers; Glitter Alphabet Stickers Toffee
Punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars
Adhesive: Glue Arts
Pen: Zig black
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
Melinda's Tip: Layouts can sometimes get a little crowded and overstated so I tried to keep this layout fairly simple with pops of embellishments to enhance the overall appearance. I also tried something a bit different and cut one rounded corner for all three layers of the backing sheets to add that touch of difference.
CE 2000 layout
MLS Destination - Journey B Side
MLS Destination - Souvenir B Side
MLS Destination - Happy Hour B Side
MLS Destination - Postcard
Shelly's Notes: I used only the back sides for this layout and actually cut small strips on one side and curled the paper in at varying lengths. Then I attached another B side underneath for a unique effect.
Layout: Winter Sport
Supplies: Paper, Letters, Stickers, Roll-Up Flowers, Die-Cut Banner: My Little Shoebox Brads: Making Memories Flower: Prima Marketing Liquid Enamel: Inkssentials Ink: Tsukineko Other: lace, pearls
Ilene's Notes: You can buy kits of various-sized imitation pearls really cheaply at big-box stores - I got mine at ACMoore with a 50% off coupon, and it came with various sizes and colors of pearls. These really large pearls make perfect flower centers, especially for the cute Roll-Up flowers!
KENZIE HAS WHEELS layout
My Little Shoebox Destination Collection
11564 Happy Hour
11563 Sit Back and Relax
11561 Roll-Up Flower Banners
Unity/My Little Shoebox Co-Stamps
08430 Mini Alphabet Letters - Razzleberry
10115 Glitter Alphabet Stickers - Cherry Pie
Ribbon and Rickrack, Stardust Stickles, Copic Markers
Linda's Tip: I used the banners as an accent at the bottom of the layout. I also used the stickers, colored them with copic markers, added some stickles, and used foam stickers to add dimension.
I so Love my Son:
MLS Destinations papers:
Miss u already
Sit Back and Relax
3-D Roll up flower die cuts
Marshmallow Sprinkle Glaze alphabets
Razzleberry Mini ALphabets
Whew! That was fun right? I loved all these different looks at Destination from Pattie, Linda and Shelly. Thanks to all our designers for all your fabulous layouts!
Hello MLS fans. It's project Friday and time for another fun project idea from our talented design team. Today Kristine and Becky are teaming up on the blog to bring you today's inspiration using our Platyime and Pretty Little Things collections.
Here's a close up of this beautiful project Kristine created.
Paper Flower Arrangement
Products used: Playtime patterned paper: Catch Me if You Can Playtime patterned paper: Day Dream Playtime patterned paper: Hide n Seek Playtime patterned paper: Sidewalk Chalk Playtime patterned paper: Sunny Side Up buttons Cricut machine with Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge fabric paint flower pot ribbon wooden dowel rods
Kris's Tips: I had so much fun creating this flower arrangement using the beautiful B-sides of the Playtime papers. Each of the 12 flowers has 3 layers of paper cut at 3.25 inches, 2.75 inches, and 1 inch that are centered with a button and embellished with dots of white fabric paint. I used my hot glue gun to adhere them to the dowel rods. I inserted the rods into a piece of floral foam that I had cut down in size to fit snugly into the flower pot. I covered the floral foam with "grass" which I made by running a couple sheets of the green paper through my paper shredder and then folding each shredded piece back and forth. Some green, brown, and white ribbons finished the arrangement off. I can't wait to display this in my daughter's bedroom!
Here's a layout from Kristine too!
Products used: Playtime patterned paper: Day Dream Playtime patterned paper: Hide n Seek Playtime patterned paper: Sunny Side Up Playtime patterned paper: Up in the Sky Playtime 3D Roll-Up Flowers Playtime cardstock stickers Ruby Glitter Alphabet Stickers buttons (misc.) cardstock (Bazzill) fabric paint floss (DMC) glitter glue (Ranger) punches (EK Success, Martha Stewart)
Kristines Tips: I used several of the B-sides of this collection's patterned papers to create a soft, feminine layout of my daughter being held by my goddaughter. I added border punched white cardstock and I hand-stitched around the edge of the page with white floss to compliment the bright white highlights in the photo.
Now some inspiration from Becky
"I Love You a Bunch"
Pretty Little Things collection: Seed Packets, cardstock stickers
Mini Alphabet Stickers: Seaside
Other: foam adhesive, Queen and Company pearls.
Becky's Notes: add pearls or other bling to flower centers to add extra dimension to your project.
"Thinking of You" card
Pretty Little Things collection: Little Miss Sunshine, Cardstock Stickers
Other: twine, glossy accents, Ranger Stickles glitter glue, rub-on by Pebbles Inc.
Becky's Notes: I wanted this card to be more simple in design so I cut out the cute little ladybug and used one of the cardstock stickers as the focal point of the card. I then added bits of glitter glue for more dimension and to add some spark to the card.
Pretty Little Things Notebooks
Pretty Little Things collection: Just Add Water, Little Miss Sunshine, Lovely Lady, Grown With Love, All Things Beautiful, Seed Packets, 3-D Roll-up Flowers.
Mini Alphabet Stickers: white, peppermint stick
Glitter Alphas: Snowflakes, Walnut
Becky's Notes: I have three little girls who love to write and draw and their papers often are found scattered around the house. For my project this month I decided to cover a few composition notebooks for my girls so that they would have their own personalized books to keep their art projects together in one place.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a merry creative weekend!
Hello MLS fans! It's December 1st, time to start opening those Advent calendars! We can hardly believe that the holidays have officially begun. How many of you are starting your December dailys?
Today we have more fun cards featuring our Pretty Little Things collection to share with you from our Design Team Coordinator, Patti Beltran. We're also pleased to be welcoming our December Guest Designer! Make sure you read all the way thru today's post to meet our guest!
MLS: Pretty little Things: Little Miss Sunshine, Just add Water, Seed Packets, Grown with Love, 3-D Roll Up Flowers, Minis:Brownie
Ribbon: craft store, Doilie: Wilton; Border punch: Fiskars; Adhesive: Therm-o-web: Sticky dot runner, foam squares, 3D Zots, Medium Zots; Sakura: glue pen; Glitter: Martha Stewart
Pattie's Tip: The blocks on the Seed Packets paper work perfectly as a sentiment tag.
Thank You card
MLS: Pretty Little Things: Grown with Love, Seed Packets, Lovely lady, 3D Roll up flowers, cardstock stickers, Enchanted Garden: Radiant, minis: Blush
Cheryl Waters is a mixed media artist who enjoys sharing inspiration both on line and off through many creative avenues. She currently serves as lead crafting ambassador for Fiskars (the 'orange handled scissor company') with the title of Lead and Founding Fiskateer. She shares with the arts and crafts community unique ways using Fiskars tools. Cheryl teaches at local scrapbook and art stores across the nation and close to home providing shabby chic mixed media and creative projects. She has been sought out to teach at many upscale artistic events and gatherings. She is a self-taught artist that enjoys sharing her faith and life journey with others through her art and personal connections. Regularly published in many of Stampington and Company's publications (Somerset Home, Somerset Memories, Handcrafted, Altered Couture, Take Ten, and more) , Memory Maker books and Creating Keepsakes, she makes it her goal to attempt to inspire others by using her art to celebrate life and share a personal meaningful message.
Cheryl has worked with several manufacturers teaching and creating with their product as well as being a guest designer. Some of those manufacturers include GCD Studios, My Little Shoebox, Vintage Street Market, Tattered Angels, Art Glitter, Jenni Bowlin, Donna Salazar Designs, Unity Stamp Company, Pink Paislee and more. Cheryl loves her Chipart tools designed by Melody Ross and is always finding new ways to create and teach with them.
Cheryl serves as a teacher and instructor for these manufacturers teaching across the nation and locally. Cheryl teaches mixed media techniques, art journaling, creative projects concerning home décor, gift giving and for wear.
Currently Cheryl is the sole proprietor of Artsy Findings and is excited about sharing unique mixed media and dimensional artistic kits that can be created for your enjoyment or for gift giving. Cheryl anticipates that you'll find treasures that will create meaning for loved ones around you. Whether starting out on your artistic journey or a novice, Cheryl aspires to provide fun eclectic collections of vintage treasures, mixed media collections, art ephemera and created handcrafted artwork and items for the artistic soul's delight.
Cheryl resides in Portola Hills, California in Orange County with her husband (20 years) and 12 year old daughter Abigail who is a creative girl herself. She enjoys serving as a law enforcement officer and has had the opportunity to travel the world sharing her faith and passion. Close to her family as well as her church family, Cheryl enjoys all the activities surrounding her beautiful life.
We look forward to sharing Cheryl's creations with our My Little Shoebox collections with you this month.
Hello MLS fans! Do we have a project for you today! Our very talented team member Melinda has created a unique and fun wreath using our patterned paper and twine. There's no denying twine is a hot trend right now and with so many colors available Melinda was able to match some to our Pretty Little Things collection.
Designer's tip:You don't always need to spend a fortune creating projects as it's amazing what you can find around the house to re-use and re-cycle. I found a foam ring amongst my daughter's science project stash (I actually think it was supposed to be a planet ring) and thought it would be perfect for making a pretty floral wreath for her door. The new 3D Roll Up Flower sheets are fabulous and you can get so many floral arrangements from just one sheet. I only used half the sheet on this wreath and punched the leaves from the banner pieces on the the same sheet.
Well that's a wrap on another week of creativity here at the blog. We hope you enjoyed this week's posts. If there is any techniques or video how to's you'd like to see here on the blog please leave a comment and we'll do our best to make it happen.
We'll be back Monday with our Winter Wonderland Card hop and a chance for you to win this beautiful collection!
Hello MLS fans! It's been another great week of inspiration and we're wrapping up this week with a fun banner from Shelly Berg. Shelly outdid herself this month with an adorable friendship banner created with our Pretty Little Things collection.
Fun Friends banner
The bling, cute fun banner and beautiful rosette make this an adorable project.
Thanks to Shelly for sharing her beautiful idea for a great banner!
Hello MLS fans! It's TGIF and the kick off to Halloween weekend! I'm sure many of you will be attending festive parties, running around for last minute costumes needs, scaring people in haunted houses and carving up pumpkins. It's been fun sharing all of our Trick or Treat projects with you this month and we hope you've been able to get lots of inspiration.
Today the design team girls have created some fabulous cards and we want to share their inspiration with you.
Shelly Berg creating with Enchanted Garden
Shelly's tip: Stack foam dots to achieve a layered look for stickers and other embellishments
Ilene Tell creating with Destination
Paper, Sticker: My Little Shoebox Destination Liquid Enamel: Inksenntials Lare Rose, Leaves: IAmROses.com Small Rose: Prima Marketing Trim: Webster's Pages Pins: Maya Road Ink: Tsukineko Die Cutting Machine: Sizzix Die: Tim Holtz (Sizzix)
Ilene's Tip: Who says the Destination line can't be girly! Just add some softer touches and flowers, and you're good to go. Also, an easy way to make the most of your letter stickers is to use the negative left over sheet as a background. Just choose a pretty colored paper for the card base, and then layer the left-over sticker sheet on top. The spaces where the letters used to be are outlined, so it makes for a pretty effect.
Supplies: Paper, Letter Stickers: My Little Shoebox Brad: Making Memories Other: trim
Ilene's tip: Making this card, I realized just how perfect this line is for boy birthday cards! So easy and quick to make cute and very boyish cards - can't go wrong with all the various vehicles and the bright colors. I especially like this sheet with borders for making small cards.
Nicole Wragge creating with Pretty Little Things
This little project has so many cute details! My favorite being the little wire hanger.
Hello MLS fans! It's Freebie Friday! We have a fun giveaway for you today but first we are sharing some fun projects created with our Pretty Little things collection. These little girls are just too darn cute and so fun to create with!
First we have a layout and card from
Next we have more layout inspiration from
I love that both girls used our new 3D roll up flowers to embellish their projects today. How would you like to win a sample of our 3D roll up flowers to ink, distress, glitter and glam up any way you choose to? Simply leave a comment telling us how you'd dress up your flowers and we'll post our Freebie Friday winner Monday!
Good Morning MLS fans! We hope you're enjoying your week so far. We really enjoyed all your comments on Friday's post. Be sure and visit us every Friday for another fun Free Product Friday post!
Today we are sharing a cute altered album created by designer Linda Kretz using our Pretty Little Things collection. Linda is a grandma and what grandma doesn't love a brag book? Check out this adorable creation that's sure to inspire you to make one for your mom or grandma to carry!
Pretty Little Girls Mini by
Designer Tip: Cut out images and layer them over the same pattern to create dimension like I did with the flower pots.
Designer tip: The great thing about mini albums is that you don't have to add a lot of photos to you pages. Keep it simple with some fun stickers and embellishments and you've got a beautiful keepsake to share.
Thanks Linda for sharing this special project with us today!
Don't forget our Trick or Treat Blog Hop happening here this Friday!!
Hello MLS fans! We are excited to share some of the work our design team girls did for the booth at CHA today! Helen did an amazing job with all 6 of her collections but there is one that she adores and it's Pretty Little Things. So we thought we'd share what designer Mandy Starner created with this collection.
First a few cards
Now a look at a few layouts
and a fun Welcome banner...
These projects are adorable and getting to meet Mandy at CHA was a real treat for Linda, Shelly, Erin, Pattie, Norine, Helen and I. It was good times for all!
We are also pleased to introduce August's Guest Designer Linda Auclair!
My name is Linda Auclair, from New Hampshire. I’ve been married for 12 years to my wonderful husband, Tim. We have 3 great kids: Jonathan, who is 24 and heading off to grad school in the fall, Brigid who just turned 11 and is quite the crafter and photographer herself, and Aileen who just turned 9 who loves kitties and color pink. My family is my inspiration and my greatest source of support. I have been a paper crafter and scrapbooker since I was pregnant with my Aileen, so I’ve been at this for about 10 years now and have enjoyed watching the papercrafting industry evolve over the past decade. I’ve been fortunate to work for a variety of online retailers over the years, and have represented a number of different manufacturers on Design Teams as well. You can find my work in the Gallery at 2Peas as well as on my blog: http://elendae.wordpress.com Please stop by and say “hi”!
Please join us every Thursday this month for a look at Linda's Guest Design work with My Little Shoebox's collections!
Hello MLS fans! Thanks for joining us for day 6, our final day of our sneak peek week! Thank you again for all your comments and sharing our blog links on your Facebook pages. We appreciate your support of My Little Shoebox. Today we share another full collection but first we have a winner for Day 4's giveaway, Audrey. Congratulations to...
Now it's time to share our final release for Summer CHA! Introducing
Well fans that's a wrap on reveal week here at MLS! We had so much fun sharing these collections with you this week. Leave a comment and tell us which one of these beautiful products inspire you the most. We'll choose one lucky commentor to take home the entire Audrey collection (stamp and die sets not included) before you can purchase it in stores!!!
We'll announce Day 5 and 6 winners Monday!
Have a great weekend and safe travels to all heading to Chicago for CHA!