Good morning blog readers! Today it's time for the October installment of I Spy with MME. Every day we scour blogs, online galleries, Facebook, and Twitter to find examples of layouts, cards, and other projects using our products.
Once we find eye-catching,inventive projects...we pin them to our boards.
If you need some majorly inspiring eye-candy to get your mojo going,then head on over! We promise that it will be just the thing to get you creating this weekend. We have some RIDICULOUSLY talented customers and fans! :)
Today we have five projects that we wanted to share with you. Each designer's name is linked to their blog. So make sure to stop by, say hi, and see more of their talents!
Designer: Tonya Gibbs
Tonya says:My name is Tonya Gibbs, and I have been a paper crafter most of mylife. Layouts, Cards, Mini Albums and Mixed Media projects are mylatest obsession. The second I saw the Just Sayin' line I fell in
Love! The bright colors in the paper collection inspired this cheery,pick-me-up, Thinking of You theme. The hand painted flowers on thefront of the card, offer some whimsy, and mimic the flowers in thepatterned paper.
There is a tutorial on my blog that shows how I made them. This card is the product of a 10 min. clean up challenge. I taught a layout class the night before on Ustream with the same collection. The elements on the card, were sitting on my desk. Instead of clearing away the product, I created a card! I hope I have inspired you to create something in 10 minutes or less with the scraps on your desk! You can follow me at all of my social media outlets from my blog (linked above).
Why it caught our eye: Because, simply put, it makes us happy. It's vibrant and cheerful and so intricate. Look closely at all of the beautiful layers and textures. Just lovely.
Designer: Wendi Antennuci
Wendi says:I wanted to do a layout about what creativity means to me and to make the layout like me which means gold, fussy cutting, and flowers! MME products are perfect for each of my loves. The chipboard, die-cut pieces, and the papers from the Market Street collection fit what I wanted to share in this layout and the colors that I love.
I had a large quote cut file from Wilna Furstenberg that I chose to use and so I had to carefully arrange my other pieces around the quote.
I used the various flowers and sprinkles to form a visual triangle around my photos and quote to lead my viewers eyes around to the main points of my layout. I always journal on my pages, but I always leave this until the end and find the place on my page that feels unbalanced. A few lines drawn in gives me the perfect opportunity to balance the layout and write what is on my heart.
Why it caught our eye: How could it NOT? It's absolutely fabulous! It's feminine and bold and super happy and creative.
Designer: Erica Thompson
Erica says: I created this layout using the August 2014 Clique Kit that featured My Mind's Eye Market Street. I was inspired by several 8.5 x 11 layouts I had seen on Pinterest that had shapes all over the page, on the top or bottom of the page or off to the side of the page. I was in love with this beautiful colorful stripe paper with the gold foil on it so I used this piece to die cut some hearts with! I added gold stitching down the hearts with my sewing machine and a few strips of paper above the hearts. I printed my photo in black and white and added plenty of layers behind it. The die cut leaves are an exclusive Clique Kits cut file that I added peeking out the side of my photo and they were cut out of vellum. My Mind's Eye Market Street enamel dots are added around the top half of my layout along with some stamping of sentiments of how I was feeling on this day! To finish it off I added a strip of washi tape that was also included in the Clique Kit and it went perfectly with the Market Street collection.
Why it caught our eye: The layering, the color combinations, the pattern mixing, and the sweet scattering of embellishments are perfectly on point. Those stitched hearts! Swoon!
Designer: Lydell Quin
Lydell says:I received these Market Street Papers in a kit from My Creative Scrapbook, and I knew straight away that I would fussy cut the flowers....I thoroughly enjoyed creating this one. I settled down with a cup of tea and happily snipped away! I raised some and layered others to create the dimension, adding some little dots of Dimensionz here and there for the centres. Another way to add dimension with otherwise flat paper cuts-such as leaves, is to just add glue to the stems, and lift the ends up a bit so they are not completely glued down to the cardstock. It gives your work just a little more character.
You can see more on my Blog (linked above)!
Why it caught our eye: This belongs in a frame on the wall...not in an album. It's absolutely stunning and magical. We adore every single last bit of it.
Designer: Jessica Pascarella
Jessica says:My name is Jessi and I am a MME paper pad addict! I love how there is always a large print include in the collection, allowing me to create my own embellishments by using the ‘fussy-cut- technique. I also love making things simple and MME’s Tiny Word Stickers make it easy to add a sentiment! You can check out my other MME projects on my blog (linked above)!
Why it caught our eye: Clean and simple is NOT an easy feat. We love the beautiful simplicity of this card and think anyone would be very lucky to receive it!
Thanks for stopping by today, MME fans!
Remember, keep sharing your beautiful creations and you might just be featured in next month's edition of I Spy with MME!