So this has just been the best month, Guesting here at My Mind's Eye..I feel so honored and blessed to be amongst the "regular" designers at MME, who are nothing but EXTRAordinary! I have loved each challenge and post and the chance to work with all the beautiful new products fresh off the press was a dream come true! So now, I'm here at my last post of the month and I'm to define "my style". I do find that hard to do as I tend to evolve with the trends and my interests, but I think what comes to mind, if I had to choose a couple of words, it would be "Simply Embellished". More than anything, my memory keeping is about the photos and the memories so I do like to keep the focus there...but then, the artist in me jumps in and says "now make it pretty!" And that is what I do! I start with the photos and then make them pretty. I spend most of my scrappy time creating layouts for our family scrapbooks, and I'm highly motivated by a great photo. This one was taken just yesterday and the minute I took it I literally ran in the house to upload it and get started scrapping it as I knew exactly what papers I wanted to use. My daughter and husband came home a couple hours later from the dance and handed me this pin so of course I had to add it to the layout, too, and it was the finishing touch to their memory.
(Miss Caroline Dilly Dally- Best, Hello and Curious lines)
I also love to give (and my family loves to receive) home made gifts, so I alter things quite frequently for my family and you will see my projects tucked into all the corners of my home (and my extended family's homes as well!). I created this shadowbox frame for my Mom for Mother's Day (getting a little head start!) I used a white framed Shadowbox from Michael's for this one and just layered in the papers on the inside and the embellishments on the outside. Not too fancy, but I didn't want to take away from that cute picture of me as a baby. :) Of course my parent's nickname for me was Princess, too..so the die cut worked perfectly for me.
(Featuring Miss Caroline- Dolled Up Princess and Cute Lines)
And lastly, a typical altered project from me...this was a box that previously held scrappy products. I've been hoarding it for a couple of years and thought my daughter would love a little box for her upcoming birthday. She is a collector (takes after her mommy) and needed someplace special to keep her little trinkets so I created this box for her. MME products are so amazing for altered projects..everything works together so beautifully to create that layered look that I love...from the bling to the paper, to the rub ons to the embellished brads and twine, the coordination of the products makes it foolproof to create beautiful keepsakes, be they scrapbook pages or altered items.
(Featured products- Miss Caroline Lovely, Happy, Beautiful and Like)
I'd like to thank Amber and all the folks at My Mind's Eye for allowing me to design for and with you this month, and to all the wonderful blog readers for all their sweet comments! It's been a blast and I hope to be back soon!