Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but I’m still celebrating with a couple layouts using My Mind’s Eye Now & Then collection. I’m so in love with this collection! I love the rich, vibrant color palettes and fun patterns. And as always with My Mind’s Eye, the embellishments do not disappoint.
Supplies:Now & Then collection— Dorothy “Pretty” Blossom paper and “Wild & Free” Spirited paper, Dorothy “Celebrate” chipboard elements, Dorothy “Wild & Free” enamel dots, Milo “Documented” decorative buttons, Dorothy “Celebrate” and Mildred “Oh Happy Day” alpha/word stickers. Record It, Just Splendid collection—wood dots. Other—Silhouette Cameo and Studio Calico Mister Huey.
This first layout uses my most favorite photo of my husband and I……he was just my fiancé at the time. Shout out to my college roommate Laura Love ,the crazy talented photographer. Thank you, Laura!
Because I decided to use both a color photo and a black and white photo, I decided to split the page in half. I backed the black and white photo with lots of color, and placed the color photo on plain white for balance.
I love fun titles like this one—song titles are always fun to incorporate into layouts (song title thanks to Queen). I actually cut the word “crazy” onto that pink and white striped paper, but it didn’t stand out enough for me.
Instead of going to find some colored cardstock and cutting again, I decided to just spray it with a coordinating ink color. If you look really close, you can still see the stripes.
I used the matching chipboard flowers on top of the patterned paper and added a few of those awesome wood dots from the Record It Just Splendid collection. Don’t be surprised if you see them on every single one of my projects until I run out!
Stripes can sometimes be completely boring, but that’s not the case with this collection. I love the stripes in Now & Then. They are perfectly distressed and colored.
I pulled three coordinating sheets from the Izzy 6x6 paper pad. I arranged all three sheets on my 12 x 12 Cameo cutting mat and cut all the hearts out at once. I went straight to my sewing machine and just sewed on the hearts one by one instead of adhering with adhesive first.
I didn’t want to overthink the placement, so this method worked really well for me. I love the simplicity and all the white space. And there’s those wood dots again!
Anyone else still in the mood to scrap that gushy love stuff? Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hi! Tina here today with another Sn@p Binder project, using one of the new Record It collections, Charmed.
I fell in love with the Record It collections when I created my first Sn@p Binder, A Day in the Life (of a dog), so I knew I had to create another when I saw the new collections.
The Charmed collection includes one of my favorite, go-to color combinations, gold, white, and black. I am seriously addicted to anything gold, and this was a perfect collection to fulfill my obsession.
Just like with my original binder, I embellished the 3x4 and 4x6 journal cards with glitter, tape, and digitally cut images from black cardstock.
The patterns on the journal cards were so fantastic, not much embellishing was needed.
And the Charmed enamel dots?? Oh my word...LOVE THESE! I used almost the entire pack in my binder.
Instead of embellishing all of the 6x8 paper inserts with product, I typed 2 favorite dog quotes. These are great for journaling and sharing your thoughts and wishes.
Lastly, I wanted to get my mixed media on, so I covered each chipboard insert with super heavy gesso, then painted them with water color paints and sprays. I really love how they compliment the colors of the collection, but added my own personal touch to the binder.
I can't wait to see what you create with the new Record It collections. Be sure and share your projects with us on Facebook. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Wow - MME's latest Winter release is amazing!!! Just when I think I have seen it all - MME astounds me again with incredible new designs and innovate products. I had such a delightful time designing these layouts to display at CHA.
Supplies: Chalk Studio II: Remember patterned paper, Word Soup patterned paper, Shine patterned paper, 6x6 papers pad (blue and dot), tags, sticker labels, decorative brads, decorative alphabet, enamel dots, sticker icons, chipboard; Misc: Black ink, pen, and thread, white gel pen.
My first layout is"Happy Today", using the fabulous Chalk Studio II collection. I just love the fresh yellow, pink and blue colors mixed with chalk art. I used a fun photo with all the same bright colors (of my daughter playing at the park 9 years ago).
The background paper already had a great blue border and "today" title printed on it. I added strips of paper and banners across the bottom of the page and matted the photo with a 6x6 polka dot paper. I accented the photo with a large label sticker, tag, chipboard, and sticker icon. Aren't the epoxy letter stickers great?
Supplies:Now and Then - Milo: Shimmer patterned paper, 6x6 pad, sticky notes, enamel shapes, decorative brads, label stickers, mixed bag die cuts, enamel dots, accent stickers, journaling cards, chipboard, and decorative tape; Misc: Cream thread and black pen.
My second layout was designed with the "Now and Then" Milo collection. I used a fun photo of my 2 year old son playing in the sunshine. The 3x4 journaling cards provided the perfect titles for my page. I only used a 12x12 for the background paper, the rest of the papers came from the 6x6 pad.
I used the awesome, new wide decorative tape with the beautiful medallions for the border and anchor for my page. I LOVE the giant shiny silver ampersand and silver chipboard elements. I embellished my page with enamel arrows, enamel dots, chipboard, word stickers, brads, accent stickers, and a cool "Friday" sticky note.
Supplies: Now and Then - Izzy: Regard paper, Smart paper, Dapper patterned paper, 6x6 pad, flair pins, enamel shapes, mixed bag die-cuts, enamel dots, accent stickers, journalin cards, decorative brads, label stickers, chipboard, decorative tape; Misc: Black ink and pen, teal thread.
I can't believe how perfectly the colors of the new "Now and Then" Izzy line go with my recent family portrait. The title: "Joy, Love, Laughter, & Smiles" captures the feelings we share as a family. I framed the photo with a 6x6 paper and a strip of blue patterned paper. I tucked a journaling card under the edge and used another one for the title. I embellished it with an enamel dot and fabulous blue enamel shaped ampersand.
I created a cascade of horizontal elements under the photo with decorative tape, chipboard, stickers, and a banner paper. I embellished it with a huge orange flair pin, silver chipboard key, brad, and enamel dot. I added a double row of stitching around the page and used it to attach three banners from the mixed bag die-cuts and the cool wide decorative tape with colored label frames.
Thanks so much by stopping by today, have a wonderful Thursday!
Good morning blog readers! Today it's time for the February 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 Pinterest 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 seven 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!
Why it caught our eye: We adore Laura's creative use of Cut and Paste on this layout. Everything is spot on here. The colors and patterns, the circle motifs, the layering and dimension...just pure perfection.
Why it caught our eye: What a happy and love-filled layout this is. Joanne simply rocked the Cupid's Arrow line. We especially like the way she utilized the background paper as her layout title, and that sweet banner at the top is the perfect finishing touch.
Why it caught our eye: In a word...WOW. This card is like a pretty little gift all wrapped up in a lovely bow. The vellum, metallic touches (that glitter!!!) and sweet scattered sequins caused us to fall in love with this project.
Why it caught our eye: Because it's just plain FUN. We are big fan of playful, happy layouts and this most definitely fits the bill. Love the cut peices of paper combined iwth the enamel dots. We just can't get enough of this page.
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!
Hi! Tina here today! I don't know about you, but I love to create projects that are easy and are almost pre-made. I work outside of the home, so my crafty time is limited and I want to make the most of the time I have.
Today I'd like to share a great little mini album that uses pre-made (pre-cut and designed) 'pages', so all you have to do is add a some embellishments and your own unique touch.
I used the Record It Pockets and Journal Cards for my pages. These are great because they are pre-cut and only require a quick touch to finish them off.
You can also layer the Journal Cards on top of each other and on top of the pockets to really stretch your creativity.
Once the album is done, all that is needed to finish it off is adding your Instagram sized photos to each page and pocket. This type of mini album is also great to give as a gift. All of the 'hard' work is done, so the lucky recipient just needs to add photos for a family memory. So next time you have limited crafty time...use those pre-made and pre-embellished items to create a fun and super fast mini album.
Hi everyone, Laurel here today. I am loving the hashtag trend popping up everywhere. The Cut & Paste Presh collection is so fun to work with. I love the colors and of course the fun patterns.
I decided to create some teen themed cards as my youngest daughter just turned 16 and my nieces and nephews are not far behind! I created a couple of simple cards because I wanted the fun paper to take center stage.
The ‘cell phone’ is mounted on foam tape for dimension and lately nothing seems finished to me without stitching or staples – today was a staple day.
Love the diversity of MME 6x6 pads. They make my cardmaking projects so easy!
Valentine's Day is a special time of year for me. My husband and I met 20 years ago and fell in love right around this holiday. I thought this Cupid's Arrow collection was perfect to document the anniversary of our "First Kiss".
Supplies:Cupid's Arrow: Confetti Heart patterned paper, Love Journal Cards Foiled patterned paper, Love You Foiled patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad, sticker sheet, decorative tape, chipboard hearts, enamel shapes; Misc: Black ink, pen, and thread, foam letter
Fun note: This photo was taken during our recent family portrait at the same location we had our engagement photos taken. Even though we have 4 kids (3 are teenagers) - I feel like my husband and I are still just a couple of crazy in love college students.
I love the blue background paper - it feels like the lines are radiating from the two of us. I matted the 5x7 Black and White photo with red paper and a black text paper from the 6x6 paper pad.
I anchored the bottom of the layout with a long strip of white patterned paper and two wonderful decorative tapes. I added the title, a beautiful red and white chevron chipboard heart with fabulous FOIL, a "Love is All You Need" circle sticker, and an enamel arrow.
I rounded the corners of the title card and some of the papers to give it the layout a more contemporary feel. The little red heart in "True Love Always Wins" title card is also in foil. I layered some banner stickers and a fun "Kisses" ticket under the right side of the photo.
I hope you have fun using this amazing "Cupid's Arrow" collection to document the relationships in your life.
Hello everyone! Valerie here today...and I'm sharing some creative card ideas with you.
For the background of this card (made using the Lost and Found Record It- Heirloom collection) , I used torn strips of a page from an old book and then placed a pretty journal card on top. I used a couple heart stickers from Cupid’s Arrow and a couple more from Lost & Found as embellishments then added a couple rows of glittery enamel dots. So pretty!
What a perfect messy misted background this one has! I sprayed my mask with various shades of pink and then “stamped” it onto my card.
A piece of wide lace trim was adhered with a line of hot glue and then my sentiment (from Cut & Paste Adorbs stamp set) was added on top. Next I sewed on a row of chipboard banners—one from Chalk Studio and the other two from the Cut & Paste collection—then added a brad and button.
I love stamping with chalk ink on kraft paper. It’s what I did here with a sentiment stamp from the Find Your Wings & Fly stamp set and an arrow from the Cut & Paste Flair set. That chevron paper is my favorite.
One of my favorite techniques is to combine strips of decorative tape to create backgrounds. I used the decorative tape from the Lost & Found Record It collection and topped it with bits from the ephemera packs and a couple of word stickers.
For my mini album I chose the Heirloom Sn@p album from Lost and Found Record It . I decided to use black and white photos to coordinate with the collection.
I added pops of gold throughout my book for visual interest and to help off-set the black and white combo. I started by spray painting the chipboard inserts that are included with the album with gold spray paint. I then used these as canvases for my photos and paper layers.
To add a fun “peek-a-boo” element in my album, I used photos of various sizes to allow the reader to see through to the next page. I added a few doilies, sequins and vellum here and there just to make it a little prettier! Such a fun collection!!
Hope you enjoyed my album share! Have a wonderful day.