She is 16 and still young at heart. She gets so much joy from animals and could just be with them all day. Although she missed her pets, she loved visiting the zoo. My favorite type of layout to do are those that convey a story but are not posed pictures. Just a good snapshot of a great moment.
I love how the colors and patterns of the Market Street Nob Hill collection perfectly compliment the sereneness of the photo.
A little bit of clustering of elements along the side of the enlarged photo help to convey the message that I wanted to get across.
Of course, as always, it needs to be finished off with some stitching, staples and twine !
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!
Hey there, friends! It’s Missy here with you today. I have been really inspired lately by die cuts. If you own a Silhouette Cameo or another type of die cutting machine, you know how easy it is to get almost any shape you want.
I love this pie chart shape, and I decided to use it in several places on this layout. I love the colors and patterns in the Ashbury Heights Market Street line, so I decided to back the pie charts with various pieces of patterned paper.
I love the shiny gold in this collection, so I incorporated the Metallic tape in gold to the mix as well. I cut a few smaller pie charts that I didn’t back with paper to add some texture an interest to the white space. This collection is so versatile and can be used for so many different types of photos.
The chipboard words are amazing in this line. The colors are just so pretty, and the fonts are really nice. I layered one of the mixed bag banners with chipboard here as part of my title.
Don’t these colors and patterns go so well together? I love how they all look up next to each other like this. That gold metallic glitter tape…I can’t stop using it! It adds such a brilliant sparkle anywhere you use it. I added in some gold thread underneath my photo. I love the look of a neat page mixed with a bit of a messy factor.
Lots of layering going on here…chipboard, stickers, paper, thread. Everything coordinates so well together. I like making sure all the colors in my layout are sort of evenly distributed around the page, and the chipboard pieces make that easy to do.
I hope this inspires you to incorporate die cuts in your projects. The really do add that little something extra to your designs, and it’s fun to play with them. They make great layers as well as focal points.
When our in house photographer shared these gorgeous, gorgeous photos of Just Sayin' with me...I clapped in delight. And immediately realized I had to share them here on the blog. These tablescapes are simply to die for.
I know you will all love them just as much as I do. They are absolutely delectable.
Hello and Happy Friday! Tina here today with one of my favorite types of projects to make, Home Décor. If you have followed me for awhile, you would see that I LOVE creating custom-made wall art and Home Décor pieces. There is a satisfaction in creating something with your own hands and being able to display it for friends and family to see.
I picked up this ‘Clipboard Frame’ at a local hobby store, knowing it would be perfect for a future Home Décor project. What is great about this frame is that it can be easily changed with artwork, using the clip to quick changes.
Supplies: Necessities-Black and Grey:6x6 Paper Pad,Decorative Tape; Necessities- Metallic: Metal Shapes,Metal Dots; Misc: Cardstock: American Crafts Watercolor: Artist Loft Twine: American Crafts Ribbon: Tim Holtz Crackle: Deco Art Distress Stain: Tim Holtz Glitter Sewing Machine: Brother Thread: Coates & Clark Embossing Powder: Ranger Adhesive: Tombow (tape runner), Scortape Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo
I die cut a popular quote on standard cardstock, and colored it with watercolor paints and crackle paint. I placed it over a ‘stitched paper pillow’ for more dimension and color. I added a few metal shapes and dots for more fun!
And who wants a plain white frame?? Not me! I added a few strips of my favorite Necessities Decorative tape to the outer edges and now it is a One of a Kind project! Decorative tape is the fastest and easiest way to customize a frame! Love it!
I hope you enjoyed my Home Décor project this month! How do you customize your frames?
Happy Thursday My Mind's Eye fans! This is Tonya here with you. Today's project features Now and Then-Dorothy and a mix of a few other lines. I found these photos of my daughter on the beach and the colors in the Dorothy line immediately came to my mind. The organic nature of the woodgrain paper was the perfect background for the feminine colors.
Supplies:Now and Then-Dorothy: 6x6 Decorative Paper Pad, "Celebrate" 12x12 Chipboard, "Celebrate" Buttons, "Celebrate" Alpha/Tiny Words, "The Best" Stickers, "Pretty" Brads, "Pretty" Label Stickers, "Lovely Day" Enamel Shapes, Decorative TapesNecessities - Woods:"Worn Wood" paper Kraft Funday: Happy Days Twine Miss Caroline: Fiddlesticks "Story" Stamps
I loved the fun whimsical look of the pinwheels. I dressed the pinwheels stickers up a bit with buttons and some foam dots.
I wanted some pinwheels to have a bit of dimension, so in addition to the stickers that are part of the line I made of few of my own.
The half doily stamp that you see behind the pinwheels is from a stamp set that was part of the Miss Caroline collection.
One thing to note is don't be afraid to mix and match your collections. If you look at the supply list under the first photo you will see that I used product from four different lines. One of the many things I love about My Mind's Eye…theircollections mix and match so well with one another.
Thanks for stopping by the MME blog today, hope you found a bit of inspiration.
Hi, it's Ronda here today! For this month's sketch, we are using lots of white space with small strips to create a striking page. By adding these little strips down to the left side we lead the eye right to our main photo.
These little rectangles and circles can be whatever YOU imagine them to be...pieces of patterned paper, brads, sticker strips, chipboard, etc. You know with MME products you have a world of possibilities.
Remember...you are interpreting the sketch so feel free to rotate the sketch or change out the one photo for multiple photos. Envision the pieces and see how you can make the sketch your own with embellishments, paint, patterned paper, and other wonderful My Mind's Eye products.
Supplies:Now & Then: Izzy - Smile: Flair; Izzy - Good Times: 'Range' Paper; Chalk Studio 2: "Word Soup" Paper; Record it! Pretty Things Journaling Kit; Market Street: Nob Hill - 'Stripes' Paper, Decorative Brads, Decorative Stickers, Chipboard Buttons; Other: The Crafter's Workshop Chrysanthemum Stencil; Ranger lnk: Distress Ink; Watercolors, Black Pen, Fiskars Corner Punch, DMC floss.
I love Colorado sunsets. There is something so magical about the way they blaze across the mountains. This photo is untouched and absolutely perfect. While I picked watercolor as my background, you can always choose a patterned paper. I added some watercolors to my background and layered a stencil design over top.
I then layered bits of patterned paper with the Pretty Things Journaling Kit card to create the backdrop and title for my page. I love the way the pinky red paper really complements the photo and the aqua background.
To really accent the title, i outlined it with a black pen and backed it with the fabulous striped paper. I love the chipboard pieces as an accent and that flair was the perfect choice for the page! I also added a stitched edge the journaling card to give it a pop of color.
I liked using the chipboard buttons & pennants as my accents near the top of the page. The blue stitch again adds that pop of color. I used the brad journaling piece and another brad as my rectangle strip and circle accent. Love those little touches.
On the bottom of the page i used another brad and sticker strip for my accents. Did you notice the stitches in the sticker strip? Now i have three sets of stitches around my page.
This month Laurel is joining me and she created a card using the sketch.
Here's what she came up with:
Supplies:Record It Pretty Things: 6 X 6 pad, journaling cards, washi tape, Enamel Dots
Laurel Says I just can’t get enough of the Record It Pretty Things, so I had to play with it again. A little tip... to cut down on bulk, I only used half of the clothes pin and adhered it with some Glue Dots!
Okay. Now it's your turn.
A random winner will be chosen and shared with our next sketch challenge on Friday, August 15 . You have until the end of the day on Thursday, August 14 to share your project.
Please link your sketch via the InLinkz tool at the bottom of this post. Your layout must feature MME products. Only one entry per participant, please. The prize is any MME collection.
Cassandra says: The florals in the Market Street collections are so gorgeous I knew I wanted to layer, layer, and layer! For this layout I used many of the chipboard elements and diecuts to create a large flower cluster around my photograph.
Cassandra says: I used the wood Necessities line along with Market Street lines to create a bright and fresh mini album from a trip to Rincon, Puerto Rico I took with my husband last year. The journaling cards were just the right size for my pages and the Necessities wood line was perfect to tone down some of the pages so they didn't become too busy. I bound the album with some ribbon and twine to give it a rustic feel.
Q: What is your favorite MME Collection?
A: Definitely the Market Street collections! Everything about them is beautiful- from the gold to the florals to the great diecuts! I adore these two lines and have had so much fun creating with them :)
JUBILEE 1- 215Theresa Grdina said... The Wild Berry line is the one I prefer...however, both are very trendy and "now"!! I love them both!! Reply July 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM
JUBILEE 2- 37Rachel Groner said...Jubilee collection just keeps better and better! I love the bikes in the Mint Julep collection but Tangerine keeps pulling me in for second (third, fourth..) looks. Thanks for the sneak peeks & chance to win :-) Reply July 08, 2014 at 02:38 PM
JUST SAYIN'- 108 Brittany Kielar said...I love the look of the mixed bag die cuts! Such bright fun colors! Reply July 09, 2014 at 11:19 PM
SLEIGH BELLS RING- 68 Jennifer T. said...Love both collections! The old world patterns in Joyous are gorgeous and the deer antlers and colors of Sleigh Bells Ring are so much fun!Reply July 10, 2014 at 01:31 PM
Please help us welcome our July guest designer, the fabulous Cassandra Cyr!
Cassandra Cyr lives in Connecticut with her husband and 3 year old son, Charlie. By day she is a QC immunochemist and an MBA student, but by night she loves to make any project that involves paper. She has had projects on the covers of Scrapbook Trends and CARDS as well as published in Scrapbooks Etc, Create, Creating Keepsakes, and Scrapbooks and Cards Today. When she's not working or crafting she loves to cook and spend time with her family at the beach. She also runs the blog Glue Meets Paper.
Cassandra says: I loved the 8.5x11 prints so much that I wanted to use them in a layout. I picked my favorite and fussy cut the design away to use as a large focal point for this layout. I chose some photos with a gold-ish tint to them to coordinate with all the gold in the collection.
Cassandra says: I've had a blank wall in my scrapbooking room for years and decided that this year I needed to make it look pretty! I've slowly been collecting frames but never got the motivation to do anything with them. However, once I saw the amazing prints in the Market Street collection I knew exactly where they would go. I picked 4 of my favorite prints and framed them as well as filled some smaller frames with patterned paper and embellishments from the collection. After that, I added family photos in the remaining frames and hung them all up on my wall. I'm so pleased with how this project turned out and I love looking up and seeing such wonderful art!
Q: What did you have the most fun creating?
A: I really enjoyed working on my photo wall. I had been planning it for months and it felt good to finally have my vision come to life! The adorable 8.5x11 MME prints were just the inspiration I needed to get moving on this project. I love to sit at my desk and be surrounded by motivational quotes and family photographs- it's just what I wanted!
Cassandra you ROCK!
Y'all make sure to come back tomorrow. Cassandra will be sharing another layout and a mini album!