This is Karen, back with a Mix and Match for March! This month, I wanted to try something different and fun. When I first started designing with My Mind's Eye products, they had very few alphabets. As someone who
loves alphas of all kind, I kept hoping they would make more and, little by little, my wishes came true. Over the last few years, there have been more and more products in My Mind's Eye lines that have alphabets or
words that can be used on your pages.
So, this month, I decided to give center stage to all those products. And came up with this lovely page:
Everything on the right side is made by My Mind's Eye. Isn't it awesome what a variety of styles, colors and words there are? And this is a tiny subset of what's available!
When I made this layout, I wrote the journaling on the left side as usual which you can read here and then I knew I wanted to print a lot of small photos to show all the laughter my son provided for me.
Once I'd made the decision to use all the words and letters, I went through my chipboard pieces and picked out words that spoke to me. Then I put my words on the table and rearranged them until some sentences began to emerge. Once I decided what I was going to say, I put my big words down first to ensure everything would fit on the page and then filled in all the holes with my little words.
The right side says: sweet Natheniel: Today was such a lovely day. We spent the morning together and you made me smile and laugh. You are one of my favorite people in the world. I love you!
For punctuation, I decided to use the enamel dots, which were perfect for colons and periods:
and then I added a few little hearts and tiny stickers on the left side of the photos to ensure each side had some common elements:
I knew the other side of the page needed something to tie the whole thing together so I added a little sticker with a heart and I was done:
But one of my favorite parts is all the texture and shine:
That's my page for March. I really like how whimsical and fun it turned out to be and it goes wonderfully with my son's happy photos and the theme of my journaling.
If you haven't played with the My Mind's Eye alphas and chipboard words, yet, I highly encourage you to give them a try. I hope you have as much fun as I did!