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It's officially summer!

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...

Keely Yowler

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Yes that cutie is a charmer and so is this fun layout! See fans, Sew Cute isn't just for girls...

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We love the way Keely cut the die and used it in such an unusual way to create her page!

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And this card...well we think the sentiment says it all!

Nicole Wragge

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Nicole made a beautiful mother's day album with our garden party collection.

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Did you notice it's made from CD's? Too cute!

Beckie Dreyer

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We love the way Beckie used the mini alphas for her title here.

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And finally Beckie shows is this cute little project she created with our Farmer's Market collection.

We love all the little details, right down to the pink bows and buttons.

Thank you ladies for your beautiful work this month!

LAST CALL for our Farmers Market Contest. Entries must be linked tonight by midnight Pacific time to this post! Good Luck!

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Happy Memorial Day!

 

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All of us at My Little Shoebox would like to wish you a Happy Memorial Day and say thank you to all our military families! Thank you for your service!

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Friday fun with Mandy

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?

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We love how Mandy used the Blooming Trails patterned paper as background so that the scalloped die cut would pop off the page.

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Speaking of "POP" check out these beautiful flowers. Mandy created so much interest here by all the layering an dimension.

First Blooms

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On this layout we love how Mandy created her own title from the patterned paper, cardstock stickers and tags.

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 Here's a closer look at all this amazing detail. Are you inspired?

Just bee-cause

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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. 

Have a great weekend!

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Wrapping up our May Sponsor: Glue Arts

Hello MLS fans! Today we are wrapping up our month long feature with this month's sponsor Glue Arts. We'd like to say a special thank you again to Glue Arts for swapping products with us. Our team had a blast using al their fabulous products on our artwork. Let's finish up with a look at some more fun creations from our design team.

From Melinda

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Melinda used one sheet of our Handmade cardstock from our Sew Cute collection to create all 3 of these fabulous tags along with her Gliue Arts Glue Glider Pro and Raise-n's.

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Here's a few close ups

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  From Pearl

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Pearl also ejoyed using her Glue Arts Glue Glider and Raise-n's on her cards

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And we just love this super cute flower pot Pearl created on this sweet card!

From Mandy

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Mandy loved using the Raise-n's to make the tags pop for her cute card.


Have a great Day!

 

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Scrapbooking with Heartfelt and more

Hello MLS fans. It's already the middle of the week. How did that happen? Helen has had a really busy few weeks designing her summer collections to be debuted at CHA. I bet you can all hardly wait for some sneak peeks! Those will be coming as we get closer to the show.

Today we are pleased to share Rocio Duran's beautiful work featuring our Heartfelt collection.

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The distressing on this layout is beautiful. Notice all the circles layered behind the photo? Love that!

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Rocio's next layout has some beautiful texture and lovely hand made flowers.

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Here's a closer look at the flowers. Love that she inked them for the distressed look.

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Rocio finishes off today's post with some beautiful cards. These soft colored buttons are really pretty paired with pearls.

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Love this crepe paper pom pom! It really adds some fun to this card.

Thanks to Rocio for sharing these beautiful projects with us today. We hope you are inspired to create with Heartfelt collection too!

Have a great day!

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Tutorial Tuesday with Kristine

Hello MLS fans! It's time for another Tuesday Tutorial and design team member Kristine Berc has a video tutorial to share with you today! We hope you will enjoy this different approach to our regular tutorials her at MLS. So without further ado...click away!

 

A big thank you to Kristine for making this video for our fans today. We are striving to bring you fresh ideas for working with our collections so please feel free to leave a comment on what you'd like to see from us for tutorials. We welcome your feedback!

Have a great day!

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Oasis 3-D Wow from Zoe

Hello MLS fans! We hope you had a great weekend! Today we are sharing some amazing 3-D inspiration from Zoe Nemburt.

Zoe is working with our Oasis collection this month and came up with an amazing project to inspire you to see this collection beyond using it for photos and cards. Let's have a look

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There are so many little details here we love. First do you notice how Zoe folded the Lotus die cut cardstock to ground her scene.

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Zoe was easily able to attach the paper using Glue Arts 3D Extreme Adhesive squares. We love the punched roof, handmade flowers from the Lily Pad patterned paper, the little roses and you can see from this view exactly how she folded the Lotus diecut.

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The pearl doorknob is a nice touch too. We love the way she created a very sweet scene by cutting out elements of the Kyoto patterned paper

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Next Zoe created a few cards and the added black cardstock in this one is lovely.

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This Happy Birthday card has such a soft feel. We love the pairing of the cream cardstock and the scallops.

I don't know about you but Zoe has inspired me to get out my Oasis collection and create something this week! If you'd like to join me then post your creations to our Facebook page. If you do, I've got a few extra Oasis goodies to send you from my personal stash. I'll pick a random winner Friday! ~ Shemaine Smith

So take some time for you and CREATE!

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It's time for a Blog Hop!

Hello MLS fans! Thanks for joining us today to celebrate our newest release, Heartfelt. We are excited to share this collection with you today and reveal a new sketch challenge! First let's take a look at the Heartfelt collection.

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So what do you think? How about a blog hop thru our design team's blogs and see how they used this collection to create layouts based on this sketch from our very own Melinda Spinks!

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Your first stop with be to Beckie Dryer

As you hop thru each designer's blog leave them some feedback and then once you've finished the hop simply create your own layout based on this sketch with your My Little Shoebox stash. Link up your creation to this post and one lucky winner will get the Heartfelt collection. Links must be posted by midnight Pacific time Sunday June 5th!.

Winner will be announced Tueday June 7th.

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May Sponsor: Glue Arts

Hello MLS fans! We are so pleased to have teamed up with Glue Arts and today we are sharing some more projects from our design team created with Glue Arts products.

Pattie Beltran

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Pattie used the Extreme 3D Squares to secure the paper around her flower bouquet on this card. She also used patterned cardstock from Home Tweet Home to create the stems of the flower.

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For this card, Pattie used the Raise-n's to pop her elements off this card.

Ilene Tell

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Ilene used the 3D Adhesive squares to attach her flowers and other embellishments as well as the Glue Glider Pro to adhere her patterned paper.

Susan Dupre

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This layout from Susan has a few elements that pop thanks to the Glue Arts Raise-n's!

Ro Philippsen

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Glue Arts 3D Extreme Adhesive squares are perfect for holding Rosettes, like this one Ro created for her card.

Norine Boyd

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For Norine's layout, the alphabets are all Basic Grey chipboard, and the circled die cuts are elevated with Glue Arts Rais"N"s.

Well that's it for today. Thanks again to Glue Arts for sharing their fabulous products with our Design Team!

For more inspiration using Glue Arts products, visit their design blog here.

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More Home Tweet Home with Linda

Hello MLS fans! Thanks for stopping by today! We're sharing some more inspiration from one of our new designers Linda Kretz

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 What a great idea to make a large apple die cut for this layout.

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Stitching is a big trend right now and the stitching on this layout added a beautiful element to it.

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Thanks to Linda for sharing these beautiful layouts with us today.

Just 2 more days til our Heartfelt blog hop! Are you excited? We sure are! Join us here Friday!

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Susan and Pattie share some Home Tweet Home projects

Hello MLS fans! We hope you are having a great week so far! Make sure you pop by our Facebook page and congratulate our Glue Arts prize winner we announced today.

Today we have some beautiful projects to show you with our Home Tweet Home collection. First is this great mini album by Susan Dupre.

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That big bow is darling for the cover

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Here's an inside peek of all the pages of this fun album

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Those clear rub ons are perfect on the patterned paper

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This is a beautiful album Susan, thanks for sharing your inspiration today!

Now we have some beautiful cards from Pattie Beltran with Home Tweet Home to share

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We love the way Pattie layered the Birds of a Feather B side patterned paper to create this cute bird house.

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What a cute gift for Teacher Appreciation week!

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This love card is too sweet!

We'd love to see your Home Tweet Home projects so please share your work or links to your blog over at our Facebook page!

Have a great day!

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Shelly and Shemaine share some Heartfelt

Good morning MLS fans! We hope you had a great weekend. We are excited to start a new week of projects and inspiration here on the MLS blog. Today we have some Heartfelt projects from Shelly Berg and Shemaine Smith to share with you.

First we're sharing a beautiful altered canvas that Shelly Berg created

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next Shelly is sharing a layout 

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Shemaine also created an altered project

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This frame can be purchased at Michael's craft stores for $1. Shemaine used Modge Podge to seal the paper onto the wood and then embellished it with flowers that were die cut from coordinating paper.

Next she created a card 

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We love that you can get many different looks from this collection. Want more Heartfelt inspiration?

Well, we are excited to share with you today that we're doing a blog hop right here on the MLS blog this Friday May 20th featuring our Heartfelt collection.

Our design team has created layouts based on this sketch from designer Melinda Spinks

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We can't wait to share our creations with you. Join us here this Friday!

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For our Canadian customers

 

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Hello friends! We are excited to share with our Canadian scrapbooking friends that Treasured Memories has launched an online store this weekend! They are carrying all of our newest collections so for those of you in Canada without a local store to pick up your favorite My Little Shoebox goodies...look no more!

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You can still get in on their Launch Party savings!

Friday May 13 Until Sunday May 15 -- 25% off your ENTIRE purchase!!!

Use coupon code: launchparty

Please visit their Facebook page here.

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Layouts with Ro

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

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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. 

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On the second page my idea was to do a "fruit store", to enjoy the beautiful collection "Farmers Market".

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We love the flowers and fussy cutting! These techniques really add dimension to this double layout!

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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.

Have a great weekend!

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May Sponsor: Glue Arts

Hello MLS fans!!! It's Thursday and we are beyond thrilled to be promoting Glue Arts all month long here at My Little Shoebox! We've got some fun projects to share with you today that our team created using Glue Arts products so let's start with

 Kristine Berc

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Kristine'sTip for (Let's do Lunch): Add dimension to your project with a strip of pleated paper.  Use Glue Arts extreme adhesive squares to secure the pleats.

Keely Yowler

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Keely's Tip for (Made with Love): I love using Glue Arts Raise-N's to add dimension to my cards and layouts. I used them to "pop" my pin cushion off this card.

Erin Yamabe

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Erin's Tip for (Happy Birthday): When I don't have a flower to match, I fold it in different ways. One of my favorites is the snowflake flower.  It is created with the scalloped squares folded into little cones. Glue Arts Extreme 3D Adhesive squares help the squares stay folded and secure on my card.

Thanks to our Design Team for showing off these fabulous projects they created with Glue Arts products!!

How about a... Giveaway!

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To win the entire Oasis Collection and a mix of Glue Arts goodies leave a comment on this post telling us which project you liked and why and then head over to the Glue Arts Facebook page and Like them. Make sure you tell them MLS sent ya even if you already like their page! That's it!

We'll be choosing a winner from the Wall Posts at the Glue Arts fan page and posting the winner on our Facebook page on Monday!

Have a great day!

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A mini with City by the Bay

Hello MLS fans! Today we are bringing you some City by the Bay inspiration from Ilene Tell. She's created a beautiful mini album to share with you today.


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As Ilene shows you with her cover, it's easy to mix your favorite embellishments with City by the Bay.

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Love that Ilene used a negative image with mists on the inside cover.

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flowers and lace soften the patterned paper.

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love those felt clouds

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As moms we want to hold onto these memories of our young children. Mini albums are a perfect way to document those photos and fun times. They also make perfect gifts to give our children.

Thank you for stopping by the MLS blog today. We want to remind you that our Farmers Market contest has been extended to the 31st of May. There are 3 great prizes up for grabs and 3 fabulous categories! Click here for all the details!

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Tuesday Tutorial with Ilene

Hello MLS fans! It's time to kick off our Tuesday Tutorials with fresh inspiration from our new team members. Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the 2nd and 4th weeks of every month for fresh new tutorials to help you have fun with our collections.

This week we welcome Ilene Tell and her Embellishments Tutorial with our Sew Cute collection.

Today I am going to share a super easy tutorial with you on how to make some
cute and quick handmade embellishments. If you're anything like me, you probably
love all the little embellishments and fun items you get to shop for as a
scrapbooker - it's part of the fun! And I won't lie to you, my first instinct is
to rummage through some of the pre-made stuff I accumulate. But sometimes you
don't have the perfect color, or the right amount, or the appropriate style of
embellishment you're looking for. And sometimes you really need that handmade
look. Nothing gives a project as much personality as handmade elements. For this
projects I used the Sew Cute collection becuase it was perfect for these types
of hand-stitched, handmade embellishments. And because...well, it's just so darn
cute :)


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Supplies:
- adhesive (I like Beacon Adhesives FabriTac, especially for projects involving
cloth)
- Sizzix Big Shot or Big Kick
- Sizzix Circles Die
- Tattered Florals Tim Holtz Sizzix Die (although a different flower die would
work as well)
- ink or chalk
- piercing tool and needle
- sanding block
- cloth (I used red cloth as it matched well with the Sew Cute line)
- large brad
- scissors that work on cloth, such as the Tim Holtz ones pictures here
- raw chipboard
- Crop-A-Dial (or other hole punch)
- Glossy Accents or Crackle Accents
- sheet of felt material
- patterned paper (of course!)

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1. Use the Sizzix to cut a circle out of your piece of cloth. This should be the
second to smallest circle, just enough to cover the brad and tuck underneath it.
You can see here that you want to find a large brad, but it can be an outdated
one that isn't very cute since it will be covered completely. This is a great
way to use up ugly old brads :)

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2. Place your circle of cloth on a craft sheet or other protected surface. Then
place the brad, face down, on top of it. Add a generous amount of the glue on
the inside edge of the brad and then fold the cloth into it. If you're using
Fabri-Tac, it will stick nicely and attach within seconds. There you have it - a
really quick and easy cloth brad!

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3. Here you see a raw piece of chipboard and a scrap of pp I cut out of the pp
from the Sew Cute line that has an image of the button on it. This image is
perfect for making a chipboard button, or you can just use any pp. Glue the pp
to the chipboard, and cut a chipboard button out using the smallest circle on
the Sizzix circles die.

4. Sand the edges of the button and then ink them. Use the Crop-A-Dial or other
tool to make holes in the the middle.

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5. Cover the button completely with Glossy Accents and allow to dry. Make sure
you cover it evenly without missing spots, but avoid getting any in the holes.

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6. Use the Tattered Florals Sizzix die to cut two of the same flower shape out
of whatever pp you choose. Make sure you cut it with the largest flower that has
the biggest petals. A different Sizzix flower die would work for this too, as
long as the petals are nice and thick.


7. Use the same die to cut the same flower out of the felt material. Use your
scissors to trim away the edge of the flower all around.


8. Sandwich the felt flower between the pp flowers and glue all together. Again,
a cloth glue like Fabri-Tac works well for this.

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9. Use your piercing tool to make holes at small even intervals all around the
flower edge. The stitch around using your floss. I used red floss, as it matched
well with the red cloth brad and the pretty reds in the Sew Cute line.

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So there you have - a really easy and fast handmade chipboard button, cloth
brad, and stitched pp flower that has a nice thickness and dimension. Make sure
you keep an eye on the blog in June - my LO (appropriately called "Sew Stylish")
that featured all three of these embellishments will appear on the blog sometime
that month. Thanks for reading, hope you give some of this a try!

 Ilene Tell

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Cards Monday with Kristine

Hello MLS fans! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was a great one for scrappers with National Scrapbook Day on Saturday and then a bonus for scrappy moms with Mother's Day on Sunday.

We're kicking off Monday with some card inspiration from the talented Kristine Berc! Kristine has created several cards to inspire you to get out your City by the Bay collection.

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Tip for (Hi Friend): Bring your die cuts to life with a white gel pen, glitter glue, and dimensional fabric paint.


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Tip for (Happy Day): Create your own coordinating blooms by layering punched flowers using Glue Arts extreme adhesive squares to secure the layers.

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Tip for (Thanks): Create interest by layering punched and inked strips of paper over the same color background.

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Tip for (Hello): Add dimension to your project by layering die cuts on top of one another.  Use Glue Arts U Cut It foam blanks to adhere the layers together.

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Tip for (Congrats): Add interest to your project with faux stitching using a white gel pen.

Sooo...are you feeling inspired to create some cards now? Thanks to Kristine for including her tips for adding a little something extra to the cards she created for us today.

Thanks again to Glue Arts for swapping products with us. Check out the Glue Arts blog for some more great tips using their products.

Have a great Monday!

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Happy Mother's Day!

 

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 Card created by Shemaine Smith with our new mid release

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Join us here Friday May 20th for a Blog Hop featuring our new mid release collection!

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Friday project with Pearl

Hello MLS fans! Can you believe it's already Friday? We are ending the week with a cute little project from Pearl Liu.

For today's post she has created some adorable carrot boxes with the Fresh from the Field patterned paper from our Farmers Market collection.

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Pearl wanted to share the link to Rubber Stampin Zone, where she found the template for those that would like to give this project a try.

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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. 

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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.

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 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!

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Write. Click. Scrapbook.

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Write. Click. Scrapbook. began nearly two years ago with 30 like minded women who believe that scrapbooking should be fun and guilt free. Women who believe in telling stories. Women how understand that photography and design make scrapbooking a little more fun. Women who believe that there is no right way to scrapbook.
Visit Write. Click. Scrapbook. each week to find layouts and projects to help inspire you to create your own. We love that they focus on a monthly theme and May's theme is Everdaily. Yep you read that right...Everydaily! All this month, Write. Click. Scrapbook wants to inspire you to create layouts focused on the stuff you do every day or as they put it "The stuff that happens so much it's not just everyday, and not just daily, but instead, it's Everydaily!!" 
And... with a new theme comes a new gallery for you to share your projects and be inspired by other artist's projects. Be sure and check out May's Everydaily gallery here.

Feeling inspired already? We are also excited to share with you that beginning June 1st the theme will be Birthday Celebrations! Print up those party pics and gather up some festive patterned paper because the team at Write. Click. Scrapbook will be bringing you loads of birthday inspiration!
And let's not forget to mention that Thursdays are giveaway day at Write. Click. Scrapbook. and today the giveaway is My Little Shoebox!
Head on over and enter to win. Good luck!

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Oasis inspiration from Norine

Today we are sharing some projects from Norine Borys with our Oasis collection.

This is the face of trouble

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Norine shows you some fun ways to use our journaling die cuts

Smile

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We love the use of mist on this card. It really adds a soft touch. To recreate this technique you simply mist the cardstock with your favorite coordinating color of mist and either air dry it or use a heat tool and then embellish.

I miss U the most

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What a unique way to use our mini alphas!

Our thanks to Norine for today's inspiration!

We always love seeing your layouts and projects with our collections. If you've created something with our Oasis collection please load your project up to our Facebook page here.

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Layout inspiration from Melinda

Hello MLS fans! Today we are bringing you a fabulous layout from Melinda Spinks with our Sew Cute collection!

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We love how Melinda created a fabulous 3D effect by using a border punch and layering several strips of the sew crafty paper over the 12x12 sheet of the same paper. This is an easy technique to execute and the result is beautiful. 

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Here's a closer look at some of the detail of the border punch and flowers. Those pearls offer a soft look.

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These handmade roses add a lovely touch as well as the small punched flowers.

We love how Melinda shows you that if you don't happen to have coordinating embellishments on hand you can create your own from our Sew Cute coordinating papers.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Farmers Market card inspiration with Erin

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

Thank You

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Happy Day

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 "My favorite stamp from this collection is the sunflower!  I have embossed and stamped it all over."
Welcome Little One
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"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.

 

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