For the second card I didn't put anything over the edges, but I did pop almost every layer with foam adhesive.
Today Rebecca is back and she's providing another blog post full of eye candy. Enjoy!
Rebecca says: I loved using the Journal Card Pack as a base for a pocket page spread. I used some cards as is and others I embellished with enamel dots, chipboard, Mixed Bag pieces, Flair Pins, Brads and more. For my row of 3x4 slots I alternated photos and Journaling Cards.
For my 4x4 pockets I used photos in every other pocket. For the rest I cut down pages from the 6x6 pad, cut a piece of Teal Necessities Vellum into 4x4 and cut a Ready To Frame 8x10 into 2 4x4 pockets. Those 4x4 parts were also embellished.
Rebecca says:I used the large dots paper as the card base. I sewed a slightly smaller piece of vellum on top. I wrapped washi tape around 3 parts of the large alphas and adhered them to the vellum. I added a piece of washi, word sticker and several enamel shapes.
Supplies: Market Street-Nob Hill:"Sparkle" Foiled paper,"Starburst" Foiled Paper,Washi Tape,Flair Pins,Chipboard Stickers,Foiled Mixed Bag,Enamel Dots,6x6 Pad,Brads,Decorative Buttons,Decorative Stickers;Necessities-Wood: Wood Shapes; Misc: Silhouette Cameo,Therm O Web Adhesive,Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist
Rebecca says: My FAVORITE layout with Market street is coincidentally called Favorite!I started with the Nob Hill "Sparkle" Foiled paper as the base of my layout. I cut a smaller piece of black cardstock and splattered it with gold mist. Then I took the Nob HIll "Starburst" Foiled Paper and using the new PixScan technology with my Silhouette Cameo I was able to cut out several starbursts from the patterned paper.
I also cut several small circles from within other starbursts using the same technique. I printed small favorite photos in black and white and placed them behind the cut outs.
Once all that was adhered down I just had fun embellishing! I popped up some of the cut out starbursts on top of others. I used Brads and Flair Pins, chipboard, Enamel Dots. I had a blast!
You did it again, Rebecca- left us speechless. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us this month, you really made MME shine!
Hey there, everyone! Lea here today to share a couple of cards with you!! I don't know about you, but I love to mix & match collections.
Supplies: Now & Then "Izzy": 6x6 paper pad, alpha/word stickers, accent stickers, flair pins, decorative brads, buttons, enamel dots, 3x4 cards; Now & Then "Milo": 6x6 paper pad, accent stickers, buttons; Now & Then "Mildred": 6x6 paper pad, mixed bag; Other: ivory twine.
The Now and Then color schemes mix together really well, and I combined elements from the Izzy, Mildred & Milo sets. I started by choosing a color palette of orange, aqua, grey/silver & just a touch of navy. I then grabbed the 6x6 paper pads from these collections, and pulled out 4 papers that matched my color palette best.
I then selected matching journal cards, stickers, buttons, brads & enamel dots to embellish the front of the cards. I used the same design for each card, creating one vertically and the other horizontally. This is such a great way to get the most out of your design process!
The two cards end up looking quite different from each other, and you've saved some time! You can do this with sketches from all the amazing online challenges out there as well...I love using a sketch multiple times, especially if they are a design that I love!
It was also great to break out my "Now & Then" collections again! I've already used them a ton, but there are so many great patterns & elements that I still wanted to use! By combining them, it allowed me to use even more of these great collections! I hope that you've enjoyed my cards today! Have a wonderful start to your week!
Hi all, this is Tonya with you here today. With the release of the Record It collection came a new embellishment from My Mind's Eye, wood veneer. After seeing this video by the über talented Jennifer McGuire on how to achieve the look of letterpress using your wood veneer I decided I had to give it a go! These first three cards were all made using the same piece of wood veneer.
The first card I kept very simple and basic. Since I used just the bare wood veneer with plain watercolor paper I really didn't want anything to over power the all white letterpress panel.
One of my favorite ways to create cards is to gather up some favorite sketches from past challenges, and then pull out all of the different items from the collection(s) I want to use. Then I just start pulling papers & products, and layer them to the card base as I see fit. My Mind's Eye makes it so easy to for me to create cards this way by offering so many amazing embellishments & accents for each collection!
I also wanted to share how I use "daily life" product on my cards quite often as well! As card makers, they might not be the first thing you would grab for...but I don't like to waste anything in my supplies. Daily Life product can also add such a fun & more personal touch to your cards, and isn't that exactly what giving handmade cards is all about?
Hello! It’s Valerie with a multi-photo birthday layout and a card for you today. My son’s birthday party photos are one of my favorite things to scrapbook. I love comparing year to year and always can’t believe how much he has grown and changed.
Supplies:My Mind’s Eye Necessities Teals and Black & Gray 6x6 paper pads, Blues enamel dots & enamel shapes, Teals enamel shapes, Reds alpha & word stickers, Teals alpha & word stickers, Blues alpha & word stickers, Blues decorative foil tape. Market Street Ashbury Heights 6x6 paper pad. Now & Then Dorothy “Lovely Day” enamel shapes. Other: date and phrase stamps, paint, mist, Silhouette Cameo (font: Barrio).
I grabbed a couple 6x6 paper pads and picked some patterns I thought coordinated well with my photos. I love playing around with typography and decided to make a big, emphasized, repetitive title. I adhered my photos to the page with some decorative foil tape from the Necessities collection. And then a birthday layout doesn’t seem complete without some splatters of paint—like confetti.
I took the birthday layout, and using a sketch of it, created this card from the sketch. I had extra letters left over because I cut out some extra knowing I’d create a card too. Who doesn’t always need a stash of extra birthday cards ready to put in the mail for friends!?
Anyone else ever use their layouts for card inspiration? I challenge you to try it next time you sit down to scrap.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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:
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.
Have fun and good luck!