It's Time for My Little Shoebox!!

We're excited to share with you our first partnership with My Little Shoebox! My Little Shoebox was founded by Helen Chu. Helen has grown up in her parent's garment factory and found her self surrounded by fabric, laces and more! Her father's love of photography and Helen's keen interest in clothing, fabrics and design helped inspire Helen back in 2005 to start My Little Shoebox. Helen's goal was for people to take all their precious photos out of their "little shoeboxes" and turn those memories into priceless keepsakes for generations to come! Helen definitely has the right idea!!!

My Little Shoebox has bright, fun, whimsical lines with themes from Farmer's Market to Garden Party and what many of our gals will be designing with...Home Tweet Home just to name a few of their new lines!

Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing several guest designers from My Little Shoebox, a surprise guest designer and of course amazing projects from our talented Glue Girls and more!!!

Generations of Love Layout
Designer: Lindsay Wahl 

• Glue Arts Adhesives: 3-d combo pac, Adhesive squares, Glue Glider Pro (High Tac)
• My Little Shoebox “Home Tweet Home” collection
• Alphabet stickers: American Crafts
• Buttons: Doodlebug
• Die Cuts: Cricut (Accent Essentials)


1. Die cut flowers using Cricut machine (1 1/2" and 1" flowers). Assemble paper layers and button with Adhesive Squares and set aside.
2. Cut die cut patterned paper into fourths. Cut a base for a tree.
3. Use the Pro to adhere the tree trunk to the background paper and the foam adhesive to adhere the tree top.
4. Add your photos. They should be 4”x 6”, 3” square and 2” square. Use the Pro to adhere the two larger photos, and use the foam adhesive to give the 2” square photo added dimension. Leave room for borders under the 4”x 6” photo.
5. Trim three die cut border strips; adhere them below the largest photo using the Pro.
6. Add the sticker tree branch to the tree. Add the title so that it fits around the branch.
7. Adhere small journaling block using the Pro. Add journaling and alpha stickers.
8. Use Adhesive Squares to adhere all of the flowers to the page.

 Bring on the Smiles Layout 

Designer: Cheri Wenger

Glue Arts Extreme Mini Adhesive Squares, U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive and Glue Glider Pro with high tac adhesive
My Little Shoebox Home Tweet Home Collection:
Cardstock Stickers, diecuts; 12 x 12 papers: Cotton Candy, A Place to Nest, Spring Time
My Little Shoebox Aqua Glitter Alphabet Stickers
Blumenthal Lansing Embellishment Treasures [Pink Buttons]
Stampin’ Up!® Victoria Lace & Classic Chocolate Chip Ink
Fancy Pants Fashion Sense Posies Splash
Recollections Adhesive Pearls
Aqua Metallic Ribbon (JoAnn Stores)
Lunch size plate for tracing and cutting
Cutting Knife and mat, Scissors, Paper Trimmer
Brown journaling marker

1. Apply border strip across top of page and layer bird on birdhouse sticker on top.
2. Trace around lunch plate on A Place to Nest CS. Trim with cutting knife. Edge with brown ink then layer onto scallop CS using Pro and high tac.
3. Figure placement for your two photos, then cut strip of pink border to add to right of photo and under sticker. Attach using Pro and add flower sticker on top.
Add photo to the left of the pink border strip.
4. Attach layered scallop CS from step 2 using Pro. This will be placed over top of your photo so be sure to select an image where important details won’t be covered up by the paper. Position 2nd photo aligning top right corner with top left corner of 1st photo. (Designer's Note: photos were trimmed down in size from 4" x 6" to 4-5/8" in height.
5. Use mini adhesive squares to attach thin metallic ribbon down left side of ledger tag. Add journaling with brown marker. Attach below photo at an angle using Pro.

6. Cut (4) 1/2" x 2-1/2" strips of striped CS. Place onto roll of extreme mini adhesive squares and bend to create paper loops. Add additional squares to top and bottom of each loop to tac onto layout below flower sticker in the corner of photo and top of journaling tag.
7.Attach glitter stickers to create title. Use flower sticker for dot above i and add pink polka dot button using adhesive squares on back of button. Finish off title by creating an arc of adhesive pearls below the word smiles for whimsy. Add tree sticker to right of the word bring.
8. Create loops of lace ribbon and metallic ribbon and attach to layout with mini adhesive squares below floral circle diecut. Create dimension by using U-Cut-It foam to raise up the circle and layer on top of loops in top left corner of left photo. Finish off by layering crocheted blue posie and 2nd pink button.

Wow! Were we ever impressed and amazed by all the entries we received for our Recycle, Reuse & Repurpose Challenge! We definitely have some very creative fans! We would like to thank our Guest Judges:

Marisa Pawelko
Amy Anderson
Jenny Barnett Rohrs

Our winner described her project as this:   

The name of my entry is : Crayon Car Holder.. I did it because my son always leaves his crayon in different places, and then he cannot find them.. I decided to make something funny for him. Now he can keep all his stuff in just one place, and he can move it wherever he wants.

Congrats go out to Jiuliana Tello!!!!

Jiuliana used recycled water bottles and cans along with Glue Arts Adhesive Squares to make this adorable holder for her sons' pencils and crayons!!  We'll be sharing Jiuliana's full step by step tutorial  this weekend along with other projects that caught our eye as well!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate and Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose!

Last for today be sure to leave us a comment! 

We've got some amazing My Little Shoebox kits to give away and of course some Glue Arts products too! 

We'll share those with you tomorrow along with our first Guest Designer and our Shamrock winner too ! Have a great day!
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