I have had so much fun hanging out on the My Mind's Eye blog this month, as the October Guest Designer! I have always loved MME products, ever since I first started scrapbooking, which was forever ago. And even though I tend to work MME products onto my layouts, in my day to day scrapping, it was a fun change to focus entirely on their products for some of my newest projects. I have appreciate everyone's sweet comments on my work too. So I'm sending out a big "thanks" to everyone of you!
So, what is my style? Well, when I'm asked to pin-point my style, I usually call it "Clean & Linear". I think my layouts are very organized and laid out in a way, that it's not too busy looking. I'm really big on straight lines, and perfect measurements. But maybe adding a few things, with a little tilt, for some visual interest. I love bright and fun colors, and I adore my pattern paper. I also love my embellishments, and adding simple little touches to my layouts. I like to call myself a "lazy scrapper", since I love to just premade embellishments. Anything that I can simply pull out of a package, and add to my layouts, is a plus in my book!
This layout incorporates all my favorites, when it comes to scrapbooking. Bright and fun colors? Check. Lots of pattern paper? Check. I choose papers that have my favorite colors to work with. Aqua, red, green, brown, and yellow. My favorite combination. Premade products, that are easy to work with? Check. Love the die cut titles, and journaling cards, for quick and easy assembly. I even dug out this super old MME butterfly die cut from my stash. Fun embellishments? Check. My all time favorites are brads and buttons. And MME makes some of the cutest brads and buttons I've ever seen. I think these colored pearl brads are my new favorite brads! All of these items combined, to create a fun layout about our day trip to the county fair, two years ago. I'm so glad that I finally got around to scrapping these.
I tend to mix and match products from different manufactures a lot, in my design process. And I tend to do the same, within the manufactures. I love to pull from all different collections, and find pieces that go well together. For this layout, I mixed papers from the Good Day Sunshine collection and the Fine And Dandy collection. All my embellishments were pulled from the different Lost and Found collections.
Thank you My Mind's Eye, Amber, and all the lovely girls on the Design Team, for the opportunity to join you all this month. I truly appreciate it!