Yesterday we introduced to you to Ms. Ashley Horton, our December guest designer. If you didn't get a chance to read the post, you don't want to miss it! Go and check it out HERE. So much inspiration!
Today Ashley is back to share the remainder of her guest designer projects. We are so very impressed with each and every one...and we hope you'll take the time to leave her some encouragement (both here and on her blog)!
Q: What is your favorite mme collection of all time? Why?
A:I think my favorite collection would have to be On the Bright Side! There were so many fun patterns in this collection and the bright colors were a perfect fit for my style.
Q: What did you have the most fun creating with? Why?
A: I loved working with the Sticker Accessory Sheets and Chipboard Elements from each collection. They were great for creating just the right embellishments for my layouts and projects.
Q: If you could create your dream MME collection what would it be like?
A: My dream collection would include the colors Teal, Yellow, Gray and Black, and would definitely have to include star, arrow, and triangle shapes!
Supplies:Lost and Found Record It -Antique:Dashing patterned paper, Timely patterned paper, Charming patterned paper, Elegant patterned paper, Cards, Gold Decorative Tape, Chipboard Element Pieces, Sticker Accessory Sheet, Decorative Brads, Enamel Dots, Ephemera Pack, Alpha & Word Stickers
Ashley says: The Record It "Antique" collection definitely took me out of my comfort zone, since I work with a lot of bright colors on my layouts.
But I loved finding a way to work with the collection that fit my style. I loved the black & white polka dot paper and made it the background for my page. Then I built a base for my photo, by layering a heart cut file over the chevron glitter patterned paper.
The gold washi tape added just the touch of color I needed to to draw your eye into the photo. Instead of layering the washi tape right over the polka dot pattern, I adhered it to white cardstock and then trimmed it to get a border to add to my page.
Supplies: Vintage Christmas:Red Damask patterned paper, Joy patterned paper, Multi Dot patterned paper, Tree Trimmers patterned paper, Dictionary patterned paper, Holly patterned paper, Faceted Gems, Decorative Brads, Chipboard Elements, Sticker Accessory Sheet, Stamps;Lost and Found Record It -Antique: Cards; Misc: Ink: Stampin' Up, Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo
Ashley says: Even though I use a lot of non-traditional colors at Christmas, it's definitely nice to also use a vintage collection, like Vintage Christmas. The colors in this collection, couldn't have been more perfect for the photo of our kids visiting Santa. I added several layers of patterned paper, a card, and vellum behind my photo. I used my Cameo to cut the star shapes and title from the patterned papers in the collection. I also used some of the stamps from this collection, to add a little touch of whimsy to my layout.
Supplies: Mistletoe Magic and Vintage Christmas: 6x6 pads,Chipboard Pieces, Sticker Accessory Sheet, Enamel Dots, Decorative Brads, Faceted Gems, Decorative Buttons, Cardstock: American Crafts, Die Cut Machine and Sketch Pens: Silhouette Cameo
Ashley says:What kid doesn't love writing out their Christmas list to Santa??!! I had the idea to browse through the Silhouette store for a folder shape and create a Christmas Wish List for each of the kids, using a mix of the Mistletoe Magic and Vintage Christmas collections.
Once all three folder shapes were cut on my Cameo, I decorated the front cover and inside pockets with patterned paper from the 6x6 papers pads.
I used different embellishments from both collections to decorate the front covers and I added a small pencil holder to the side, using a small slip of patterned paper, adhered to the front and back of the folder. The inside pockets can hold your child's Santa list and an addressed envelope to Santa.
Ashley! You went above and beyond! Thank you so much for taking the time to make such beautiful things with MME, we are thrilled!
One of the best scrapbooking releases from the past two years is decorative tape. It is so versatile! Yesterday on Good Things Utah, I demonstrated this cute, beautiful Christmas décor and gifts using My Mind’s Eye decorative tape.
Aren’t these patterns to die for!?
Look how awesome the Vintage Christmas decorative tape looks on the large “25”.
I picked the “25” up at a local wood craft store called Wood Connection. They are available online and at other craft stores for those of you who aren’t able to visit my local craft store. I decided to keep the “25” natural. You could paint it white or another light color. (dark colors will not allow the colors of the tape to show through as well)
This project used almost an entire package of tape. These numbers are LARGE (15”), smaller numbers will use less tape.
Because I was applying the tape on a wood product instead of paper, it curled a little on the edges, so I put a thin coat of glittered mod podge on top and that solved that! I also found that in a few places, I had to add a little dab of liquid glue to hold down the edge.
Instructions: Download 2013_12_13_GTU_Decorative Tape Christmas_MME
I hope you like these projects as much as I do! Warning: Decorative tape is highly addicting. Side affects may include: beautiful projects and a great time. Use only when necessary (in my case, as often as possible)
Happy Holidays! Have a fantastic weekend!
The next two share another idea we use for the teachers/staff. My hubby gives all of the employees a gift card and we want the wrap to be unique and special because they ALL are so special to us. Here are just a couple that we will be giving this year.
And last ,but certainly not least, a gift bag idea. I love using my Cameo to create a background that could be layered with all the many elements in either the Vintage Christmas line or Mistletoe Magic lines.
Supplies: Vintage Christmas Paper Kit and MME Mistletoe Magic Paper Kit, chipboard elements, 12 x 12 cardstock stickers, decorative buttons, layered stickers; MISC: gift bag from stash, toilet paper rolls, trim from stash, Melissa Frances tinsel, jingle bells, twine, machine stitching, Cameo, glittered paper, Martha Stewart glitter, spray adhesive, decade stamp, jenni bowlin ink, berries from Michael's, Martha Stewart heart punch
Wishing you a very happy "wrapping" season this year!
**ETA** It has come to our attention that the video is still private. We will resolve this issue today. Thank you! **Supplies: Mistletoe Magic, Vintage Christmas
Hi everyone! Stephanie here with you today to share an extra little mini album this month! It's an accordion mini album and it fits nicely inside of this small box.
I put together a video showing you how to assemble this little album using the Mistletoe Magic and Vintage Christmas lines. It would be perfect as a Christmas gift, stocking stuffer or even a Christmas card! I hope you enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions!
Hi everyone, Laurel here. When I saw the sketch I thought it would be such a great way to use up some of the scraps that I had leftover from other projects. I dug out my Vintage Christmas collection and went to work.
Did you know that sketches can be used for anything? They aren't only for cards or layouts...they are for whatever your heart desires.
I decided to use the sketch as a jumping off point for this gift bag.
Supplies:Vintage Christmas: 6 X 6 pad; Sticker Accessories; Chipboard Accessories; Decorative Brads; Decorative Buttons; Layered Stickers; Faceted Gems;Misc:SRM clear stickers, May Arts twine
I LOVE tags! Tags are little canvases that can be used to try new techniques, try new product and can be used to create little works of art! Tags are always super fun and I could spend hours creating tags of all kinds.
I used several tag sizes in my projects today. You can find entire ranges of sizes at online stores or at your local office supply store. My tags range from 8x4 inches to 5x2.5 inches and are even layered on top of each other to create a great look!
My favorite way to use tags is by experimenting with new products or by trying out new techniques. They are a relatively inexpensive way to fulfill your inner 'artistic expression'.
I keep all of my experimental tags and when I am looking for a special, one-of-a-kind embellishment, they are ready to use. The 3 tags I am sharing today all started as a blank canvas, but by adding sprays, inks, embossing powder, and paste, I transformed the ordinary into something unique and special. I finished each tag by layering patterned paper, layered stickers, and chipboard embellishments.
My first tag was created by layering 3 different sized tags on top of each other. I created the background for each tag in a similar way, by adding embossing paste, distress stains and water to a blank tag.
What a great way to add texture, dimension, and pattern.
My second tag was created by covering a blank tag with a piece of 6x6 paper and cutting it down to size. No need to pull out your digital cutting machine, just adhere patterned paper to a tag and cut around the edge!
I added embossing powder to the background of the paper to add more glitz and glamour to the tag.
The background on my third tag was created by embossing trees and a sentiment over the entire background, then spraying with mist. I removed the spray from the embossed areas to reveal the beautiful embossing below.
Next time you feel an urge to experiment with a new product or try out a new technique, try creating a tag. They are the perfect little canvas that can reveal your inner artist!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!
Supplies:Vintage Christmas:Chipboard Accessories, 6x6 Paper Pad,Decorative Brads,Layered Stickers,Decorative Tape,Faceted Gems, Decorative Buttons, Stamps, Stickers Accessories;Collectable-Remarkable:Decorative Pins;Misc:Tags: XPress Tags Distress Stain: Ranger Gesso: Liquitex Inka Gold Metallic Rub Stencil: Crafters Workshop Ribbon: Tim Holtz Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Adhesive - Scor Tape, Tombow (tape runner), Tombow (wet adhesive), Imaginese (foam tape) Stamp: Market Street Stamps
Hello everyone! Welcome back to the second day of MME Reveal Week!
Today we are celebrating Christmas in July with this new collection by Katie Pertiet.
Introducing VINTAGE CHRISTMAS!
This collection is the perfect marriage of vintage and hip. All of you glitter lovers will be thrilled to know that there are touches of the sparkly stuff throughout this collection.
But for all of you that aren't the biggest fans of glitter...never fear. There are plenty of papers sans glitter.
Again...the perfect balance of sparkly and flat!
This collection contains nine 12x12 papers.
So what do you think? Is Vintage Christmas filling you with joy?
If so, you are in luck today. Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win the entire collection!
Contest will close on Friday, July 19.
Come back tomorrow for another collection reveal!