Welcome to a very fun week on the blog...Sticker Week!
This week our talented design team will be sharing fun and creative ways for all of you to use your beloved MME stickers.
The fabuloust Missy Whidden is up first. Enjoy!
Hi there! Lea here today with a couple of really fun cards to share with you!! I used the Just Sayin' collection, & combined it with some goodies from some of the Jubilee collections.
Supplies: Just Sayin'- Belong 12x12 paper, 6x6 paper pad, decorative brads, transparent frames, alpha word sticker sheets, enamel dots; Jubilee "Tangerine" - transparent frames, rub-ons; Jubilee "Sherbet" - chipboard elements; Other - pink cardstock, ivory twine, sequins.
The transparent frames that My Mind's Eye offered with these latest collections are SO cool! They work great as photo overlays, but what do you do with them as a card maker?
Well, I would daresay a lot, but one thing that they are PERFECT for are shaker cards! Shaker cards have taken the card world by storm this year! They are a huge trend, and you normally see them with just transparent openings.
I love the fact that the MME transparency frames have prints & patterns on them. The sequins still show through perfectly, and the print just adds that much more to them!
For the first card I used a chipboard Polaroid frame to create my shaker. I filled it full of gold stars, which complimented the theme of the sentiment! The sentiment came from one of the awesome transparency frames from the Jubilee "Tangerine" collection.That is one of my FAVE sentiments, & I love how perfectly it fit here.
For my second card I punched a circle from patterned paper to create the shaker window, and then covered it with a lightly patterned transparency frame from the Just Sayin' collection. I filled it with gold heart sequins, & then embellished around the frame as shown.
The sentiment was created right above the shaker piece using rub-ons & letter stickers. Shaker cards are really easy to make! All you need to create is a window of some sort, and then cover the window with a transparent sheet. Like I said above, the MME transparent frames are perfect for this!
Then you need to apply strips of foam adhesive all around the window opening so none of the sequins can fall out! Pour your sequins on the card front in the area where the window will be, then adhere that window piece over top of them. Then just shake it up to loosen them from the middle of the window, so that they fall along the edges of it.
Thanks so much for checking out my cards today! I hope you enjoyed how I used the MME transparent frames, and I hope you will try it out as well! Have a great day!
Hi everyone! This is Karen and I am delighted to be back with a Mix and Match for November.
In my ten years of scrapbooking, there have been some trends I really wasn't crazy about. I'd see the embellishments everywhere and I couldn't wait for the trend to pass.
But then there's gold.
I am perfectly happy if this gold trend stays here forever. I just can never seem to get enough of it and I love love love the way it shines on my pages. It's not messy like glitter and requires no drying time like Stickles but it's shiny and makes me happy.
So when I was making this month's page, I knew I was going back to my happy gold. Instead of using the tape this time, I cut off the wide gold strip from the awesome Garden Party paper from the Just Sayin' line. Once I had that down, I was feeling so much happier that it almost didn't matter what else I put on my page.
I like pairing gold with black and since my photos had so much blue in them, I didn't want to add a lot more blue. So I decided to use pink, black, gold and a little blue on my page. I pulled out some Chalk Studio II chipboard pieces and stickers. Some heart enamels and tape with blues and pinks in it. I used hearts all over because why not.
I had already decided on my journaling which was about how my boys pout before they go to swim class and how I've always worried that they were having a horrible time but for this one week, I ended up being the one
to take them to class and I could see with my own eyes how very much they actually love it. So I pulled out the perfect "Just Sayin'" diecut from the Mixed Bag and decided to couple it with some alphabet stickers for my title. I had my journaling, photos, paper, tape, stickers, and hearts. I was all set to go.
Here's what I ended up with:
You can read the full journaling here.
People sometimes reach out to me to ask how I feel about using pink or hearts or flowers on my boy pages. I feel like these pages are mine and I do them for myself. I also feel like hearts, pinks and flowers are not reserved for girls only. All shapes, colors and patterns are for all of us. So I do whatever I want to do and haven't had a complaint from my boys yet. This page has so many hearts, it's almost ridiculous. But they are all a little different. I have it on the tapes, the enamel, and the rubon.
I tried to put my hearts on three corners of my page and in threes (or ones) to have them visually interesting. I started with the upper left where I only had a bit of space:
And then to the lower left where I had even less space. I made one of these a rubon just to have the rubon and the gold in one more place on the page:
And then the lower right. I had two hearts on the title right by there already so, here, I decided to do just one and then added an arrow to go with the arrows on the tape below and added some more gold and made my
heart blue to add some color.
I just love love love how shiny that is.
As I was rubbing on my hearts on the photo, one of them got slightly messed up. After I was done being frustrated, I decided to 'mess up' the other two as well so they could look like they were distressed hearts.
I don't know if it worked but three messed up hearts bothers me a lot less.
And then I pulled out my sewing machine and stitched around the photos, the tape, the little letters and I felt like I was done. I stared and stared at the page and found myself wondering what it would look like if I stitched around the diecut. I am not the smoothest stitcher so I was chiding myself for coming up with an idea that would surely ruin the page.
I considered using a pen instead. But it doesn't have the same texture. A small voice kept saying "Just walk away, you're done, don't ruin it!" but then another one was saying "But what if it's really neat looking?" And my motto is that if you're finding yourself wondering, you should try it.
So what if you "ruin" the page? You can make many more. And if you try and it's indeed cool, now you know one more trick.
So I grabbed a pencil, drew some guidelines and went at it. The result was crooked indeed but I still loved it. I think it added just the right texture to my page.
Now that I'd tried my crazy idea, I was done. One more page done, one more story told. Here's to many more!
See you next month.
Hi, it's Ronda here today! For this month's sketch, we are using 3 small photos with lots of layers around them. The photos are 3" x 2" but of course you can change those to fit your needs. Lots of circles on this sketch, 7 of them, tucked in and around the photos creating balance and movement! The title anchors the bottom photo while the journaling is on strips to the right of the photo grouping.
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: Just Saying: Posies Glittered Paper, Mixed Bag, Transparencies, Chipboard, Enamel Dots; Jubilee: Wild Berry - Today 'Flair'; Record it!: Follow Your Heart - Journaling Kit; Other: Watercolors, Ranger Ink: Gesso, Archival Ink, Black Paint, TCW Stencil: Positive, Thread.
I started with the "b" side of the Just Staying Posies Glittered Paper. I love the pattern and color but decided to tone them down with a gesso wash across the paper. I love that you can see the patterned paper peeking through the piece. I then added some watercolors on top of the gesso.
I then begin layering the photos and the transparency sheet. I love that light tone on tone transparencies. The next layers where added above and below the photos to give it lots of texture but every thing touches.
I added another transparency, an arrow, pointing to my photos. I layered the circles on top of the transparency but behind the photo.
I used a die cut from the mixed bag items. On top of the flowers, I added another circle, the flair. I layered thread on top for even more texture.
Lastly along with the strips of journaling, i added the title to the bottom of the photo. I love the glitter script font. The big bold title really grounded the photos and the page.
I invited design team member Tamara to play along this month and here's what she came up with!
Supplies:Jubilee - Tangerine: Triangle patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad (orange and yellow), transparent frames, decorative brads, mixed bag; Jubilee - Wildberry: Flair pins; Misc: Black ink and pen, foam tape, orange thread, white cardstock, Mr. Huey's Color Mist: Heirloom Blue and Sunshine
Tamara says:What a fun sketch to use! The collage style and circle motifs reminded me of the spinning motion of the Astro Orbiter ride in Disneyland's Tommorrowland. I sprayed blue and yellow spray inks on the white cardstock for the background of my layout.
Okay. Now it's your turn.
A random winner will be chosen and shared with our November challenge on Monday, November 3 . You have until the end of the day on Sunday , November 2 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!
Hi everyone, Laurel here with a layout I just couldn’t wait to do!
I just recently became a grandma to my first grand child and she is such a doll! I was very excited to be in the delivery room throughout her whole birth, what a miracle! My daughter is staying with us so we could help her out a bit, but Kaiah is the best baby I have ever seen.
She eats and sleeps and pretty much never cries or fusses! Very opposite to what her mom was!
I thought the colors in the Just Sayin’ collection would work well for a baby layout. The goose ephemera card kind of made me think of a stork so I had to tuck it in behind the photos. I then added some of the circle die cuts and the large journaling circle (all ready for my daughter to add her thoughts) was cut from the 6 X 6 pad.
Thank you and now I am off to do some baby cuddling!
Supplies: Just Sayin': Beauty patterned paper, Belong patterned paper, Posies patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad, transparency, alpha and word stickers, chipboard, decorative brads, mixed bag; Misc: black ink, thread, and pen, pop dots, large corner rounder.
When our in house photographer shared these gorgeous, gorgeous photos of Just Sayin' with me...I clapped in delight. And immediately realized I had to share them here on the blog. These tablescapes are simply to die for.
I know you will all love them just as much as I do. They are absolutely delectable.
All projects are by the incomparable Amber Packer!