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9.12.2012

My Little Shoebox, you’re going to need a bigger box!




















Reported by Erika Hayes






My Little Shoebox (MLS- as known by many). Well it is time to put on your party shoes it is time to take this product out for a spin! I think a shoebox! Don't underestimate how much of this stuff you will want in your stash! The quality is impeccable. I say that I mean the feel of the paper is fabulous, the stickers are sticky and they are nice thick cardstock.

The line I worked with was called “Vintage Shop” and being a clean and very graphic scrapbooker I was a little concerned with how I could use a vintage line. WELL much to my delight, I was able to create several items. My Little Shoebox has accomplished something great with this line. ANY scrapper can use it. It is very versatile in its uses. The product was very easy to work with and I found myself wanting more!


What I liked: I loved the color scheme, I loved the versatility of the product and I LOVED the quality it was immaculate! I also really like that the die cut sheet has flowers that are pre-cut in spirals for the fun dimensional flowers.

What I disliked: On the die cut sheet I would have liked to have more plain flower and embellishment shapes, to use instead of so many flowers that I needed to “twist” (but I do love those). I would love to see this company come out with more 3D embellishments. I miss not having those.





What I made:


Paseo Grad: Cardstock: Bazzill, Pattern Paper: My Little Shoebox, Letter stickers: My Little Shoebox, Flower Embellishments: My Little Shoebox, Straight Pin: LYB, Button: October Afternoon, Bling: Doodlebug Designs, Trim: Unknown source, Journaling Pen: American Crafts, Other Ink: Copic







A sister is a Friend you can toss rocks at: Cardstock: Bazzill, Pattern Paper: My Little Shoebox, Letter stickers: My Little Shoebox, Buttons: October Afternoon, Floss: DMC, Journaling Pen: American Crafts, Color Pencil: Martha Stewart .





WHOO Love you Card: Cardstock: Bazzill, All other product: My Little Shoebox.


Where and How Much:

Product Name: Vintage Shop Collection
Manufacturer: My Little Shoebox
MSRP: $14.80 – $.80
Available at: scrapbook.com, Twopeas.com and* The Scrap Castle



What do YOU think? I wonder what You think... Have you ever tried to use a different style of product than your usual choices only to be PLEASANTLY surprised at how well it fit into your Style? Leave a comment by midnight EST on Thursday  to be entered to win a prize pack from My Little Shoebox!  U.S. and Canada residents only and be sure to leave a way to contact you in case you win!

36 comments:

Patchi said...

Very cute line! I can see how it would work for lots of projects.

Emily Todd said...

I have definitely created some great layouts with paper or a line I wasn't sure I could use because of my style. It just goes to prove that branching out and trying new things can be very rewarding and fun! I love your Sister layout by the way!
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Kelly Massman said...

You did a great job with it even if it WAS out of your comfort zone. I think it is cute!! TFS! kmassman gmail

Maureen Hayes said...

Love your last name BTW (cause it is the same as mine. . . Lol!). I happen to love vintage so this would be the type of product I would pick to work with, but I do find that when I challenge myself by trying something outside of my usual comfort zone, it pushes my creativity to levels I didn't k ow I could achieve. I am generally a shabby chic/vintage/girlie girl kinda person, but I recently worked with Dyan Reevley's sprays and stamps and created things that were completely different than my usual style, and I loved it. It is good to work with new things.

Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your beautiful layouts and card!

Lisa said...

I love to be in my little box and do what I know best, but the more I create the more I realize that being outside my box can be fun and freeing. I love what you did with this line. Love the sister page. I like how you used the different sizes and fonts for the title.

Lynn said...

I've tried to jump out of that little "earthy" box of mine and try something new and different. My local scrap store will always challenge me to try something out of my comfort zone. I stayed away from Prima because I thought I could never do what their design team does, but I did buy some and just adapted to my own style. I do love you layout and card...The clouds make those two gorgeous sisters look like they have just having the most wonderful day...and I'm assuming one of those lovely ladies is you!

scrapper al said...

Love your examples! I am soooo NOT vintage so I would not even have looked at the line, if not for your examples. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

GREAT projects! Some products I just know aren't for me and I do tend to shy away from buying them. But every once in awhile I am surprised at how much I enjoying with a company/product that I once looked past. I do know my definite style but I also to 'try' to set out of the box periodically and 9 chances out of 10 I am happy with the results.
Janet K.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Yes, I definitely have, and I usually do like the results. I love being able to stretch myself, although I admit I usually experiment on cards vice layouts....seems like less of a commitment.

Vicki said...

I think for me, I am still a little cautious of using mixed media materials like gesso, and modeling paste with masks/stencils on my layouts. I have to say that I do love the look. Thanks for the chance to win! vicki.bailon@gmail.com

stick said...

How cute, I'm a total sucker for cloud shapes! I find that I can usually fit any style of product into my work - if it's something I'm not too comfortable with then using a small piece or two as an accent somewhere can work really well to ease into something new.

Stephanie U said...

I am starting to really love MLS lines. I agree that more embellishments and simple shaped die-cuts would be nice, but I love that you can easily fussy cut many of their papers for those too. I love the colors of this line, and I can't wait to get it (when the budget allows).

Renee said...

I have not tried to branch out of my comfort zone enough. I know I should though! I've always loved MLS, this vintage line is right up my alley! Thanks for the great review and projects!!

rlovew said...

My little shoebox has wonderful collections and this one looks to be another hit. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

ShoppingTamii said...

yes, sometimes I love the outcome, and a few times I don't....but it's all fun and part of the process :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

What fun layouts!!! I have never tried MLS, but it has happened to me all the time - trying something I don't expect to like and falling in love with it!

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Erica Hettwer said...

I'm a big fan of MLS. They are true to themselves and yet oh so versatile! Love that!

Linh C. said...

Love MLS! I am not adventurous so I tend to stick with the patterns/colors that I like and don't like to venture out of my comfort zone. That's why I like challenges at crops I attend. Usually, the challenges include using things I normally don't use, so they get me to try new techniques and products before I commit time and money.

Ange said...

Totally love the little owls!!
I love trying new products and am constantly amazed at what I come up with. So fun!

Jean said...

Sometimes it is good to step out of your comfort zone! Very cute layouts! Thank you for a chance to win!

Yaritza said...

It's a really cute line. Love the owls. Thanks for the chance.

Krysta said...

I'm not a very girly girl, but I've started to take advantage of those bright girly patterns and colours to make some really fun layouts!

Krysta said...

Oops! And my email is krysta_sawatzky@hotmail.com

jcinokc said...

I have recently started using some products that were out of my normal style and really did like how they turned out. Looks like great products. Thanks for the chance to win!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Joni Parker said...

You've really made this line look so versatile...I need to go shopping again !! Love the sister page...too funny!!

joniparker@cox.net

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! AMAZING LOs and card--LOVE those owls! I have used other products and sometimes I'm surprised about my creation:) THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Funky Finds said...

Great layouts! I especially love the owls :)

Jessica D.
info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

Romaine said...

Oops! Email
bumblesnbees at yahoo dot ca

sharon g said...

sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

I sometimes like to use supplies that I don't normally use so I don't get in a rut.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I often make clean and graphic or fun and cute supplies fit into my shabby chic and Vinatge projects. I'm usually most surprised tho by using what I think of as masculine bellies on girlie projects and vice versa.

April said...

What an adorable line!!

Diane S. said...

I would like to try this! Would not usually buy it but it is beautiful! thanks for the chance~

Moongirl said...

Cute projects!!! I tried shabby/vintage when I was solely a graphic scrapper and have fallen in love with the style! I regularly scrap that way now.

Beatrice Lawson said...

I have never bought MLS but now I wonder how I missed it. The projects look awesome, particularly the little owl one at the end. I always watch a few educational videos before buying new things - recently got into gellatos and would have not done that if I did not watch the Faber Castell videos first. I always want to try the newest and latest.

Robin B. said...

I love this collection, it's really cute. I usually buy scrapbook kits from clubs because it gets me out of my comfort zone and I learn different techniques.

sticker printing services said...

Its an awesome design. Really I'm also a scrapbooker. Snaps are awesome as well.