Please help us extend a warm welcome to the crazy talented Wendy Sue Anderson!
We couldn't be more excited to have Wendy Sue with us this week. We love what she does with MME!
I asked Wendy Sue to share a little bit about herself and here's what she had to say:
Hi! I'm Wendy Sue Anderson and I am so excited to be joining you here on the My Mind's Eye blog as a guest designer! I live in a little mountain valley in Utah with my sweet husband and our four fun kiddos. We've been married for almost 19 years, and our oldest child (our daughter) just turned 15 on Father's Day.
Our boys are 12, 8, and 6. The kids keep me pretty busy, but I always find time for scrapbooking and paper crafting - it truly is my passion. I am lucky enough to work as a contributing editor for Scrapbook Trends magazine and the Create: Idea book series. I am also blessed to be on some great manufacturer design teams.
I love recording stories and memories made as a family! I also enjoy reading (when I can really delve into a book - usually when we're on vacation), early morning walks, and watching movies with the family. I am addicted to Diet Coke. I hate having cold feet. I love sharing my hobby with others - and I am looking forward to seeing all the fun new products that are on tap for summer CHA! Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your MME family for a few days!
You can learn more about Wendy Sue and follow her on her blog.
What did you have the most fun working with? I truly enjoyed working with all of the collections I received, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be the "On the Sunny Side" collection - the colors and designs are just my style and they make me happy just to look at them!
Here are three of the amazing projects that Wendy Sue came up with...we will share the other three tomorrow, so make sure to check back then!
Bear Park layout:
Supplies:On The Sunny Side-Parade patterned paper,Playdate patterned paper,The Sweet Life patterned paper,layered stickers,chipboard elements;Indie Chic-Ginger:twine;Misc-cardstock,letter stickers,adhesive
We were eating lunch at a park when an ice cream truck pulled into the parking lot. It didn’t matter that it was rather chilly, the boys asked their daddy…and of course daddy agreed to buy them a frozen treat. I love when I come across a scrapbook paper or embellishment that works perfectly with a photo!
Supplies:On the Sunny Side-Simple Stripe patterned paper,Happy Go Lucky patterned paper,brads,accessory sheet;Indie Chic-Ginger:twine;Misc-pop dots,cardstock
Wendy Sue says: Again, this line just screams “happy” to me – and that fun red bicycle with the basket brings back so many happy childhood memories (add a banana seat and it’s almost an exact replica of my first bike!) that I knew I wanted to make a simple little card with it. The “be happy” brad was the perfect sentiment, plus it helped tie the yellow twine in perfectly.
It's a Wonderful Day layout:
Supplies: Indie Chic-Citron:Festive patterned paper,Hibiscus patterned paper,Forest patterned paper,Honeydew patterned paper,journal card,garland,layered chipboard,decorative stickers,brads,label stickers,layered stickers,title;Indie Chic-Saffron:trim
Wendy Sue says:At first glance, this line might not scream “BEACH” to you, but it worked perfectly with the photos I had of my daughter’s first visit to the beach. I made some adjustments to a few of the embellishments to make them work for me…I took the top layer off two of the layered stickers (placed on the top of the title card), and I cut one of the banner stickers in half – I used the left piece on the title card and the right piece on the block that says “beach fun.”
I also used foam dots in abundance…behind the banner trim on the top, behind the title block, and even behind some of the stickers – I love the subtle dimension foam dots add!
Wow Wendy Sue- you really knocked it out of the park! Thank you so much for sharing these projects with us- they are a treat!