Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Updates

I love our monthly updates!! Why? Because it's packed filled with a ton of different projects created by our design team and guests that have sent me some of their pretties!!
I'll start by showing of our DT work and then on to our guests.
Norma Kennedy played with TURTLES AND TREES

Gretchen McElveen played with WHO'S THERE

Erin Yamabe played with WONDERFUL

Danielle Holsapple played with ENJOY LIFE

Tanisha Long played with FLAWLESS

Now onto our Guests!!! We love getting projects, layouts, and cards from you!! Please continue to send them to me. You can send them to psajfamily@aol.com.

Torill, dt member for Ljuva Änglar store.

Our Erin Yamabe was asked to be a guest designer for Color Me Miki Kit Club. They featured MLS in two of their kits. These are two of the layouts she created. To see the rest, go to their site.

Heather Prins a DT member for SCRAP N SUPPLY SHACK sent me these cuties that she created. This month they are featuring MLS. Check out the rest of these projects at their site.

Diana Daijogo was scrapping at the store and I asked her to create some cuties. Here's what she did. Diana is co-owner of Scrap 4a Cure kit club. Their March kit features our product.

Erin Payne sent me a lot of goodies too.

Caroline Rundby in Sweden sent me this pretty one.

Jen Martakis sent me this cutie
Stephanie Howell was one of the winners in a contest we had and created this awesome layout.

Dolores Cancel sent me this beautiful layout.

The following items are from Holly Star. love what she did here.

Heather Derbecker sent me this pretty layout!!

Juliana Michaels also won free product from a contest we had. Love this layout!!

Mimiking Kara (I think that's her name) on American Idol...
I have THREE words for you....You gals are so freaking awesome I can't stand it!!!!! Oh wait...is that not three words? LOL
Thanks for all the wonderful layouts!! You all ROCK!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

MLS in Massachusetts!!

I am so excited about going to Massachusetts! I love it there! Every time I go, I want to stay! :) I am going with a really good friend and design team member!!
anyway, I will be at the Sue gilman/Collins trade show a long with other manufactures, reps, retailers, etc. I'm teaching a class, doing make n' takes, and more.
As soon as I get back, I'm going to put up the April updates. I have tons of awesome layouts and projects to show ya!!
Just a few reminders:
*there's a cool contest that MLS/two peas are doing. Read below to see the information.
*If you are teaching with MLS please email me at psajfamily@aol.com. I will get your information up on our site.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Suzy West

Monday, March 23, 2009

My Little Shoebox Design Team Search Info.

Hi there! I wanted to update you on the NEW design team search.
We are thrilled to be getting sooooo many submissions. It's so inspiring to see so many different amazing projects. You are making it really hard for me!! :)
Anyway, you have until May 15th to turn in your submissions.
We will announce on June 1st.
First assignments for our NEW DT members along with our existing designers
will be to create for CHA SUMMER that will be held in Florida!
How cool is that?
So get your submissions in. Remember to send them to ME at psajfamily@aol.com. Do NOT send them to the my little shoebox email addy.
Did you know that we have a FACEBOOK group? Come and join us and get updated with all latest and greatest of MLS.
Have you created with MLS? Send them to me, so we can add them to our blog.
2Peas and MLS are holding a fantastic contest!! Go check them out!
Have a fantastic day!
Hugs, Suzy West
My Little Shoebox

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Transparency Tutorial--"on the wings of love"

"On the Wings of Love" by Pattie Beltran
How to project: TRANSPARENCY
Transparency's are an awesome way to enliven your pages!
Pattie created a fun page highlighting the versitility of transparency's.

Cut out the pieces that you are going to use. You can adhere them with all kinds of adhesives including:

liquid, pop dots, and tape runners.
Pattie wanted to add some pizzaz to the button so she adhered the flower transparency.
After she adhered her pieces, she added stickles to give it some shimmer.
This is an example of what it looks like.
Here's another fun way to layer. She cut around the pieces and added pop dots in certain areas. This creates dimension with out bulk.

Another way to highlight your transparency is to paint beneath them.
Use your liquid adhesive to adhere your transparency.
The paint really highlights the overlay.
add some oomph to your chipboard by layering transparency's over them.
Here's the finished project!
We hope you found this helpful. Tell us what you think of Pattie's project.