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August Challenge!

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Welcome to our first August challenge! This is Shelly and I'm here today to issue an extra fun scrapbooking challenge. My challenge to you is to scrapbook a page that includes ten photos. Yes, that's right, TEN!

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Supplies:Nostalgia-Classic patterned paper,Chevron patterned paper,Jacks patterned paper,Diamond patterned paper,Random patterned paper,Scallop patterned paper,chipboard elements,accessory sheet, decorative brads;Indie Chic-Ginger:twine;Misc-American Crafts thickers, eyelets,photo corners,adhesives

Seeing that most of my layouts are doublers, I have to say that I almost always have 10+ photos on any given layout of mine. Well, more often than not anyway! I tend to summarize several days on a layout. Whether it is a long weekend of guests or an entire season, and if it isn’t several days, then it is a bigger event that I ended up taking plenty of pictures to document. I am pretty sure I can’t be the only one out there that does that, right?!

For this page I wanted to document a visit from my parents. They live in a different state, so when they do come to visit, plenty of fun takes place! After shuffling through my pictures, I knew I had to use Nostalgia. The soft palette coordinated effortlessly with what everyone was wearing that week. I don’t always do that, but it was just too perfect to pass up. I also did lots of layering of the accessory and chipboard sheets too; the perfect little accents to document my memories.
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Since all my pictures were horizontal, my go-to is to do a photo block, and then I chose two of my favorite pictures to stand off on their own.

I know I have been doing this a lot lately, but banners are just the perfect little thing to fill in some of that dead space on a layout. The “Sweetest Little Angel” die-cut from the accessory sheet was the perfect little banner and pattern, but since the title didn’t go with the theme of my layout, I took “The Best” sunburst die-cut with some pop-dots and layered it on top of that to create my own layered die-cut. I had a strip of the pink Scallop paper that I trimmed with my pinked edge scissors and then added a banner chipboard piece to add a little texture. Then, I finished it off with some stitching and brads.
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Behind the journaling block, I layered some of the die-cuts from the accessory sheet. To add a little more visual interest to any pre-made journaling card, I love to add an eyelet with a little twine threaded through it. I love that “clothing tag” vibe that it gives off. And yes, I did say eyelet!
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Of course, no layout of mine is finished without a few more brads. I also carried the twine across my layout by stitching down some of the letters in my title, tying a chipboard piece, and even wrapping a picture with it.
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I had so much fun making this layout!
I can't wait to see what you can do with 10 photos! Here's the nitty gritty:
What: August Challenge- 10 photos
When: Due Tuesday August 14th at by midnight
Winner announced: With 2nd challenge on Wednesday,August 15th
Rules: must "look" like it is a MME project,must be created new
Prize: collection of your choice.

Shelly

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Christmas in July with Suzanne

Happy Monday everyone! This is Suzanne! Today I have a two page layout featuring the new collection by Rhonna Farrer, All Is Bright.

Since it is Christmas in July, this line was perfect to document our holiday memories! Now...every year I take photos of my kids after attending Midnight mass in front of our Christmas tree. Our tradition is that while we are away, Santa Claus is visiting with gifts for everyone.

The kids are obviously excited to begin tearing the packages, so I have to act quickly if I want these photos to be taken. Maybe this year, I will take photos before we leave for the night!

I changed my photos to black and white. The All Is Bright Collection has a vintage feel, and the photos seem to compliment the color scheme.

DownloadSupplies: All Is Bright: Merry patterned paper,Joy patterned paper,Chevron patterned paper,ephemera frames,accessories pad,sticker accessory sheet,twine,layered sticker,decorative brads,chipboard elements

I used lots of layering of a variety of papers to add texture to the page. I moved recently, and I have not come across my embossing folders! So a simple way to add texture is by using several patterns of paper underneath photos. One of my favorite products from CHA has to be the Accessories Pad! Love the papers, but was drawn to the journaling sheets, and tags.

AB1021You can see that I used one of the tags right above the 5x7 photo. I  cut around the image to include the element I wanted.

On top of this sheet I used the coordinating stamps to stamp the date on top. You will also see another element from the accessory pad directly underneath the photo ,too. I simply used it to include my journaling.

Download-1The doily is cut from the Ephemera Frames 12x12 paper. I layered the chipboard banner from the chipboard accessory sheet right across the middle. I used a brad at the end, and layered the ribbon sticker from the layered sticker sheet. One thing I LOVE about My Mind's Eye is that they have thought of everything when it comes to embellishments! You do not have to spend time searching for the right embellishment, it already there for you as part of the collecttion! So easy to create a page in no time!
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On the right hand side of the page, I used again the accessory pad to create a colorblocking scheme across the middle of the page. On top I layered three 3x5 photos of my kids in front of the tree. Around the bottom of the photos I used the gorgeous twine from the same collection,  and finally I used more chipboard accents to create the fun banner across the top of the page!

Here and there you will see the faint images of black stars that were stamped using the All is Bright Collection. Stamping is a perfect way to add embellishing without the extra bulk to your pages.

After creating this two page layout, I am wondering why I do not make more of them! Love how the two pages coordinate, and I am able to document more photos of special moments in our lives! Now, after playing with this fabulous Christmas line, I want to get started on my December Daily!

Have a great week, and we cannot wait to see what you create with this collection!
 

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Scrapbooking with MME Stitched Garlands

Hi, Tina and Shelly here today and we would like to share with you some really fun and easy ways to use MME stitched garlands!


Tina:

Banners and garland are such an 'IN' thing right now, and I just can't get enough of them.  I love the look of banners and garland on layouts and cards, and I'm always trying to think of new ways to use a banner/garland design idea in a new way. The little pre-made MME garlands are super easy and a super fun way to add a banner to a layout. 

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Supplies: Indie Chic-Ginger:Bouquet patterned paper,Stripes patterned paper,Brocade patterned paper,twine,stickers,layered stickers,decorative tape,garland,buttons,label stickers,chipboard;Misc-Lily Bee stickers,Tim Holtz staples and stapler,adhesive

For my layout, I strung several strands of the pre-made MME garland across the top of my page.  I really love the circular garland in the IC Ginger collection because each little circle is like a little bundle of happiness.

To add just a little more fun, I strung several buttons on strands of twine and stapled them between the lines of garland.  Using mini clothespins, I 'attached' my photos to the garland to make them appear as if they were hanging. 

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Because I used the 'Adventure' Bouquet paper as my background, not much else was needed except a title. 

I hope you enjoyed this project using MME garland.  I can't wait to see how you use it on your projects!

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Shelly:

I think banners are such a fun trend right now. They can add such a fun playful element to any page. Once I saw the Nutmeg garland, I knew I had to do a beach page with all those lovely shades of blue.

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Supplies:Indie Chic-Nutmeg:Rose Patch patterned paper,Tapestry patterned paper,buttons,label stickers,layered stickers,garland,decorative tape;Indie Chic-Citron:Honeydew patterned paper;Indie Chic-Ginger:Damask patterned paper;Indie Chic-Saffron:decorative buttons;On the Sunny Side-The Sweet Life patterned paper

After laying out my pictures on my blues, I realized I wanted a pop of red to complement my daughter’s swimsuit. I pulled out that lovely red diagonal stripe paper that is on the B-side of On the Sunny Side’s The Sweet Life. I added a strip of it along the top of my page, and then added a few buttons.

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After cutting my title out with my Silhouette, I wanted to add a little more red to the bottom of my page, so I cut out an “e” to give my title that extra pop that it needed.

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I finished off my page by adding a label (love those to date my pages!), a couple of layered stickers (that perfect little something), and of course decorative tapes (I find myself using these on all my pages! Love.)Oh and guess what, even after all that swooping of garland on my page, I still have a couple of feet left. Hello!

Shelly

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Jewelry Tray

I have been trying to find an antique jewelry tray for in our bathroom for a while.  I haven’t been able to find one of these antique beauties that I feel like I can afford.  Darn budgets!

The other day I realized that I could make my own – and personalize it!  It was really very simple and as you can see, turned out so fun.  Perfect for your bath, a teenage girls, guest bath or teenage boys (with modification of course).

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On my crafting mission, I went to my local craft store (which happens to be Hobby Lobby) to pick up the right frame.  You can pick up a frame from any craft OR thrift store or use a frame you already have (better on the budget)!

You’ll need to make sure you have the following before starting:

  • My Mind’s Eye: The Sweetest Thing – Honey scrapbook paper and embellishments
  • 8 x 10 frame with edges that go up (to keep the “stuff” in)
  • 4 – drawer pulls (wood or metal) and paint if you use wood and want them to be the same color as the frame
  • Sewing Machine, adhesive, hot glue gun, etc.

I was worried that the size of the frame would be too small because I was envisioning a longer, skinnier rectangle tray, but I think it’s perfect!

I’m demonstrating this fun project on Good Things Utah today (ABC 4 from 10 – 11:00 am).  If you are not able to watch it live, I will post the segment here when it is available.

As usual, I have included instructions for you to download so you can create your own personalized jewelry tray.   Download 2012_07_26_MME_Jewelry Tray

Enjoy!

Amber

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Sketch Time!

Remember when I introduced Keri as guest designer for July and I said you'd see her later this month? Today is the day! We loved this layout and accompanying sketch so much...we wanted to feature it in its very own post!

When Anam left we lost our sketch designer and we have missed her creative sketches very much. When Keri came up with a sketch to turn in with her assignments,we were over the moon!

Here's what Keri came up with:

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Supplies:Indie Chic-Saffron: Birds patterned paper, Free Spirit patterned paper, 6x6 designer paper pad, border stickers, title, brads, journaling card, trim, wood label, layered stickers; Nostalgia: Roses patterned paper, 6x6 designer paper pad, accessories sheet, chipboard; Misc: thread, alphabet stickers.

Keri Says:I created this layout by first choosing my palette: dark pink, light pink, pale blue, & grey.  Then I went through the Indie Chic-Saffron & Nostalgia collections and grabbed everything that fit strictly within this palette. 

Once I had everything spread out in front of me to work with, I had fun layering diecuts & clustering embellishments.  The “Always Follow Your Dreams” accent is one of my favorite pieces, love the look of the dark pink ink on the wooden texture.

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The placement of the squares & rectangles on this layout was something a bit interesting for me, so I created a sketch for anyone who wants to give it a try.  I’d love to see what you create with it!

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Wow, Keri...LOVE that sketch. What do you guys think? I'm in the mood to do a little fly by the seat of my crazy pants giveaway.

Create a layout using this sketch (using mostly MME), share the link in the comments here, and I'll select a winner at the end of next week. A random winner. And how about I send you a set of designer tapes?

FUN!

Can't wait to see what you do!!! Oh- and thanks so much Keri!

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Announcing a New Design Team Member-Monika Wright!

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Please help us extend a warm welcome to Monika Wright. We are so excited to have Monika join the MME team. We brought Monika on board because of her classic style and her mini album expertise. She will be appearing on the blog starting in August!

To see more of her work and her talent...check out her blog HERE.

Here's a little bit about Monika:

Greetings from the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee! I'm Monika Wright and I am a mini book fanatic. Mini books are my number one favorite way to capture and document our family's story...I just adore the smaller size and almost feel that I can tell a more complete story in that one small space than I can on a 12x12 layout.

I have been featured on numerous blogs, had the privilege of being a guest blogger for Ali Edwards, Big Picture Classes, the Creating Keepsakes blog and others as well as being published in Somerset Memories and Shop4Kids {Australia} magazines and two eBooks for Ella Publishing. I currently serve on the Design Teams at Write.Click.Scrapbook., The Twinery and Paper Issues.

One of the most defining moments of my life came fourteen years ago when I married the {younger!} man who turned me into the best version of me and became a loving and guiding force in the life of my then six-year-old son. We’re lucky enough to have been blessed with two daughters, Isabella and Victoria, whom you'll be seeing lots of as Zach is now 20 years old and in the Navy, and together we make up a big, happy family of five.
One of Monika's favorite projects using MME:
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Monika...we are THRILLED to add you to the MME team. Welcome to the family!
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Summer Cards with Danni and Suzanne

Hey guys! Today Danni and Suzanne are here to share some adorable summer cards with you. Here's what they came up with!

Danni says:Hello, Danni here with a couple of cards for summer using the gorgeous Indie Chic Ginger line.

I have fallen so hard for this line, as you may have already suspected, and when I saw the "summer cards" post, I knew I'd be able to pull it off with the gorgeous pinks and oranges and greys (all things summer to me).

When I think of summer, I always think of the "sun" and almost all my summer cards have rays of sunshine or a little sun in the corner of them.My kids and I love to soak up the sun in all our outdoor activities, from going to the lake to hiking in the mountains.

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I chose to use the gorgeous banner garland to create my suns and I love how easy these were to create and how summery they feel.

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Supplies:Indie Chic-Ginger: Flourish patterned paper, Tulips patterned paper, Mellow patterned paper, decorative brads, layered chipboard, designer tape, "Relax" title die cut ,stitched garland; Misc: Cameo file cuts, Papertrey Ink scallop die.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday!

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Suzanne says:

Simple, sweet, and fun summer cards to show someone you are thinking of them! I used cardstock for the base of both cards, and turned to the 6x6 Designer Paper pack to embellish the front.
SuzanneBeltran_MME_HoorayCard_1Supplies:On the Sunny Side-6x6 Designer Paper Pad, layered stickers, chipboard elements;The Sweetest Thing-chipboard elements

I picked one chipboard  element from the Sunny Side collection as the inspiration for the cards. Once I had my sentiments decided, I turned to the layered stickers for the finishing details.

SuzanneBeltran_MME_LifeisSweetCard_1 Supplies:On the Sunny Side- chipboard elements, layered stickers, 6x6 pad, decorative brads, string

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Winners!!!

Monochromatic Challenge Winner-Michelle Granger:

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All Is Bright Collection-Larissa Heskett

Winter Wonderland or 6x6 Collection-Claude Campeau

Lost and Found Halloween Collection-Katie Waltemath

The Sweetest Thing Bluebell or Tangerine Collection- Shelly Greybeck

The Sweetest Thing Lavender or Honey Collection-Natalie (QSO girl)


Congratulations ladies!! Please send me your mailing address at stephanie(at)mymindseye(dot)com!

See you all tomorrow.

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Scrapbooking With Wood Accents

MME offers some beautiful wood pieces in their lines, especially in Indie Chic. For those of you who tend to buy pretty things and then look at them instead of use them...we thought we'd offer some inspiration today.

Jana and Tamara are here to share layouts they created using MME wood accents.

Waiting for Dad by Jana Eubank

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Supplies:Indie Chic-Saffron:Filigree patterned paper,6x6 pad,create wood label,decorative tape,stitched garland,border stickers,brads,buttons,decorative stickers,layered stickers,label stickers;Indie Chic-Citron:Party wood frame;Indie Chic-Ginger:Pictures wood label,Relax wood frame;Miss Caroline:wood die cuts assorted;Follow Your Heart:rhinestones;Misc-White Cardstock, Watercolor paint, Circle Punch, Small Scalloped Circle Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Die Cut Machine & Cartridge (Title), Chipboard Letters, Computer & Printer (Journaling), Distressing Inks, Black Gel Pen, Needle & Floss, Sewing Machne & Thread, Adhesives

Jana Says:I adore the wood pieces by My Mind's Eye and love the natural texture they add to my projects! For this page I decided to create a collage background of several wood pieces from the Indie Chic and MIss Caroline collections. I love all the different shapes together!

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I added a soft, color wash to a few of the pieces with pink and gray watercolor paint. For some pattern, I wrapped a couple of the wood pieces with decorative tape from the Indie Chic Saffron collection.

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The smaller photo of my daughter is framed with another wood piece. I anchored my title on the large pennant shaped wood piece and tucked my journaling strips underneath the right side of the framed photo. Stickers, brads, buttons, and gems add the final touches.

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My Greatest Inspiration by Tamara Jensen

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Supplies: Indie Chic Saffron: Filigree patterned paper, Lattice patterned paper, Ornament patterned paper, Daisy patterned paper,Chevron patterned paper, brads, border stickers, decorative stickers, wood label, layered stickers, label stickers, Miss Caroline-Fiddlesticks: die cut wood;Misc:sewing machine and thread,black ink,pen,adhesives

 

Tamara Says:My Mind’s Eye always creates the most unique embellishments – and I think their die cut wood pieces are some of the most innovative ever.  I was just giddy with excitement when I saw their new die cut wood pieces in January.  Then, they even started PRINTING on them with the latest Indie Chic release!  Heavens!  I used the banner wood piece from the Miss Caroline collection – perfect for journaling with a fine tip sharpie.

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The pink “Always Follow Your Dreams” title from the Saffron line is such a beautiful piece, I had to use it too. I love how this layout turned out!

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How do YOU use our wood pieces? We'd love to see!

Hope you have a beautiful and blessed weekend,MME fans. And as always...make sure to find time to make something beautiful!

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More Ideal World Projects by Amber

Today we have a post that is 100% eye candy.

Here are four Miss Caroline projects that Amber Packer created for the MME debut on Ideal World a few weeks ago.

Feel free to print,pin,stare or drool...these fabulous layouts are purely for your viewing pleasure. :) Have a wonderful day!

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Double Page Layout Day!

Hey guys! This is Shelly and I'm taking over the MME blog today. Can I say how excited I am about double-page layout day? I love the larger canvas to play with so that I can put lots of pictures and have plenty of space for the creative and fun part.

I started off by scrolling through my summer photos that I have taken so far, and what do you know; I stumbled upon our first camping trip of the season right off the bat. The perfect pictures to complement the earthy tones in some of the Indie Chic collection!
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Supplies:Indie Chic-Citron:Lovely patterned paper,Sherbet patterned paper,Tangerine patterned paper,tape,decorative brads,layered stickers,label stickers,die cut title;Indie Chic-Nutmeg:Rainbow patterned paper,Medallions patterned paper,decorative stickers;Misc-cardstock,Cosmo Cricket chipboard letters,circle punch,Becky Higgins date stamp,adhesives
 
Knowing that I was going to use lots of different patterns and colors, I started my base off with cardstock. Bazzill’s Mud Puddle Dotted Swiss was just the thing. I am pretty sure I heard some angels singing in the background when I placed a piece of Indie Chic Nutmeg “History” Medallions Paper next to it.
Nothing beats that feeling of the perfect match, does it? And that is when I just went to town layering and cutting all my pretty little pieces of paper.
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Then it was time for the title. Indie Chic has one massive collection of fun die-cut titles. Of course, I found the perfect one with “Nothing is better than time together.” I simply added the word “Camping” to complete my title. Easy peasy.
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I finished off my page with a little stitching here & there and a touch of decorative tape to a few of my pictures. I stitch across the banners and added a few brads to add a little something extra.

Extra Tip:Do you want to know a little trick I do with brads? I actually use wire cutters to trim off the prongs, use the back side of tweezers to bend the ends in, and then I can move them around my page until I find the perfect spot for them. When I find the right spot, I just use some glue dots to stick them down.  I’m not sure how many other people do this, but it works for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, guys! Hope your Thursday is lovely.

Shelly


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July Challenge #2- Halfway There

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What: July Challenge

Due When: End of the day on July 31

Where: Upload through InLinkz at end of this post

Details: This one is super fun. Tina Walker came up with the idea. She suggested it to me and I thought it was *fabulous*. It's called Halfway There. Did you know that July is halfway through 2012? EEK! Can you believe it? So the challenge is this....document it. Document the actual day (day 183) halfway through the year, document the month...document it however you interpret it.

Rules:

1. You can submit a layout,card,album,altered item,etc.

2. The project must consist of mainly MME. It must "look" like a MME layout. :) It must fit the theme.

3. The project must be created new for this challenge.

4. Upload the layout to InLinkz at the end of this post by the end of the day on July 31.

5. A random winner will be chosen and announced with the first August challenge on August 1. The prize is any MME collection- the choice is yours.

Designer Examples:

Just Hanging Out by Tamara

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 Supplies:Indie Chic-Nutmeg: Southwest patterned paper, Laurel Burst patterned paper, Zig Zag patterned paper, Rainbow patterned paper, Medallions patterned paper, Blooms patterned paper, Family journaling card, Hanging Out title, stamps, label stickers, brads, decorative stickers, layered stickers,Misc-yellow ink, black ink and pen, yellow and blue machine stitching 

Tamara says:I can’t believe how quickly half a year has flown by!  This layout was a great opportunity to reflect on our family’s experiences over the last six months.  I thought it would be fun for the kids to write about their experiences in their own handwriting. How fun it will be to see it in a few years!  And how lucky for me that there were layered stickers numbered for each of my four kids.

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I have to admit that I actually shot this photo to coordinate with the fabulous Indie Chic Nutmeg collection – it just looks like summer!  The blues and yellows remind me of warm, sunny summer days and the titles were perfect for this layout. 

Day 183 by Tina Walker

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Supplies: On The Sunny Side-6x6 paper pad,chipboard elements,decorative brads,layered stickers,accessory sheet; Follow Your Heart-twine;Misc-Pine Cone Press library pocket mini album,October Afternoon spray mist,Tim Holtz paper clips,adhesive,sewing machine and thread,Sizzix texture boutique and embossing folder,Pink Paislee stenci,vintage typewriter

Tina says: In January, re-capping certain life events in layouts and mini albums is popular.  But since January is not for another six months, I thought it would be fun to create a mini with a 'halfway there' twist to the yearly re-cap. 

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Since 2012 is a leap year, halfway thru the year is 183 days from January 1st and lands on July 1st.  That is where the title for my mini came from, 'day 183'.  I thought it would be fun to recount some random, yet fun, facts of my year so far.  They include:

145 loads of laundry (yuck!)
1189 hugs (love me some hugs)
5440 songs sung (I am a closet car singer)
20,347 miles flown (yes, this seems like a lot, but I travel internationally for my job, so the miles add up quickly)
18 trips to Yogurt Land (yum)
237 cups of coffee (which turn into cold drinks in the summer)
1083 pictures taken (both with my phone and DSLR)
2370 stoplights (okay, so this is entirely a guess...but who's counting) 
375 dog kisses (some were sneak attacks)
183 sunrises (my favorite time of the day)

Day 183 One

I used On The Sunny Side for this mini. It was perfect for the fun and summery feel I wanted the project to reflect. Each page has similar design elements so the theme can be carried throughout.  This will be a great reminder of some totally random facts from July 2012. It would also be fun to create a mini every July 1st to see what changes year after year.

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So what's your take on "Halfway There"? We cannot WAIT to see what you do, MME fans!

See you tomorrow!

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Keri Part Two!

Today Keri Babbitt is back with us to share what she did with Nostalgia,On the Sunny Side,and Indie Chic.

Just wait until you see the mini album she came up with, it is an absolute delight!

You Make Life So Sweet card

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Supplies: On The Sunny Side: Flutter patterned paper, 6x6 designer paper pad, layered stickers, accessories sheet, , brads; Nostalgia: Label patterned paper, layered stickers, chipboard; Indie Chic-Ginger: Pictures stamps; Other: popsicle sticks, ink, computer font

Keri Says:The idea for this shaped card came together when I combined the frozen treat accents from On The Sunny Side, with the “sweet” word accents from the Nostalgia collection.  The “so sweet” stamp from the Indie Chic stamp set added simple detail to the popsicle-stick card openers at the bottom. This card would be perfect tied onto a plastic beach pail filled with a bag of popsicles for a fun summer gift. 

Our Big Adventure mini album

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Supplies:Indie Chic-Ginger: Adventure, Direction, Pictures, Relax, Travel patterned papers; 6x6 designer paper pad, border stickers, layered stickers, metal medallions, brads, mini garland, wood frame/label, twine, titles, layered chipboard, stamps, decorative tapes, pearl medallion, buttons, journaling card. Indie Chic-Saffron: Dreams patterned paper, border stickers, brads, layered chipboard, layered stickers, decorative tape, pearl medallion, label stickers, decorative stickers. Nostalgia: Label patterned paper, brads, layered stickers. On The Sunny Side: 6x6 designer paper pad, brads, layered stickers. Other: thread, ink, scallop punch, vellum, computer font, glossy accents.

Keri Says:When I saw the Indie Chic-Ginger collection, I knew the colors & theme would be awesome for our recent summer trip photos.  I chose 3-4 patterned papers to make the 5x7” album base pages.

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For uniformity, I stitched a border around each page, and then went to town with my MME embellishments & tapes.

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The wood accents and mini garlands were especially useful for the mini album format.

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I love the results…I don’t think I’ve ever actually COMPLETED a mini so soon after a trip before, and it feels great!

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To say we love this album would be a massive understatement. Keri will actually be back next week sharing one more layout and a sketch. We are so thrilled with what she came up with...we had to ask her back again!

Hope your Tuesday is wonderful!

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Introducing Our July Guest Designer!

Please join MME in welcoming the amazing Keri Babbitt!

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Hi there, I'm Keri Babbitt.  I'm a mom of two, who’s been happily crafting since high school.
I love capturing life’s moments and expressing myself artistically through scrapbooking. I'm obsessed with anything vintage and love trying new techniques, as well as finding creative ways to make my supplies stretch.

I love to experiment with any and every scrapping style, from minimalist to shabby chic. I am often a grid-based, multi-photo scrapper, and enjoy finding well-designed ways to include lots of photos.
 

I enjoy contributing layouts to Creating Keepsakes, and have had the pleasure of designing for several kit clubs, sketch sites, & a few manufacturers.  Other than crafting, I enjoy: curling up with a good book, dancing, junking, and being in the outdoors or watching Mythbusters with my family.

I’m a messy scrapper who loves to turn on the music & craft late into the night. Thanks so much for letting me join in on all the fun as guest designer this month…it’s such an honor!

Read more about Keri on her blog.

Q: What did you have the most fun working with?

A:I had so much fun using accents to create the mini album…all the fabulous textures & types of embellishments (wood, twine, tape, metal…love them all!) really brought the whole album together for me.

Q: What is your favorite MME line and why?

A:I love so much about each collection I worked with, but I think I’d have to say my heart belongs to the Nostalgia collection this time around.  I adore each detail of this collection…from the retro pastels & vintage fonts, to the gorgeous, subtle patterns.

Our Life in Pictures layout:

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Supplies:Indie Chic-Ginger: Direction patterned paper, brads, title, decorative tape, paper strips from bottom of each paper sheet; Indie Chic-Saffron: Dreams patterned paper; On The Sunny Side: brads; Nostalgia: brads; Other: ink, computer font.

Keri says:Something I love about MME papers is the bottom strip that has a little patterned section you can cut off and use on a project.  I combined several of the thicker ones here, to add a fun vertical element to this otherwise simple-and-straightforward photo-collage layout.

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The “Our Life in Pictures” title accent was perfect for documenting the first half of 2012 for our family.  A scattering of gorgeous MME brads completes this quick page.

 

Spark of Life gift set

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Supplies:Nostalgia: layered stickers, chipboard; Indie Chic-Ginger: Pictures stamps, twine, decorative tapes; Other: white ink, cellophane bags, sparklers, snaps, sparkling lemonade, container

Keri says:Taking my inspiration from the “You Are Such a Happy Spark of Life” layered sticker from the Nostalgia collection, I put together this “sparkling” gift basket filled with sparklers, snaps, and sparkling lemonade.

Stamp technique: Clear stamps work wonderfully on curved surfaces…simply ink the stamp evenly, using an acrylic block…then remove the stamp and use your palm to wrap & press the stamp onto the curved surface.

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Holy smokes, Keri...you blew it out of the water! I am SO glad you could join us this month, I am in love with all of your projects, they are incredible!

Y'all make sure to come back tomorrow, we will have two more creatively stunning projects from Keri!

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New Collection Reveal-The Sweetest Thing (Part 2-Lavender and Honey)

Wow, this week really flew by. I have to say that I'm a little sad it's over! Revealing these new collections to you has been so much fun, I don't want it to end!

Well...if I have to end it,then let's go out with a bang. :)

Here are the last two color schemes from Jen Allyson's new line, The Sweetest Thing.

Just as yesterday, both of these schemes contain nine 12x12 double-sided patterned papers, 6x6 pads, and all sorts of amazing embellishments (including brand NEW crocheted doilies,enamel dots,and your favorite-decorative tape)!!!

Here we go!

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Up first is Lavender. This color scheme is fresh,delicate,lovely,and timeless. It has the sweetest patterns you can imagine.

For those of you who are still mourning the loss of our Stella and Rose Gertie stamps...we think you will see something here that will make you VERY happy! Jen has created some luscious doily stamps for you. :)

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Cutie Pie by Suzanne Sergi

DownloadAnd the very last color scheme we have to share is honey.

Honey is SASSY! Vibrant,fun,sassy,and bold...this one will knock your socks off. Check out these colors!

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2 of a Kind by Tamara Jensen

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Well...sigh. I guess that's it. I wish I could make this week last forever. I have had so much fun sharing everything with all of you. But as much as I enjoy showing you...I can't wait for you to show US what all of YOU make with these products. That's when the fun really,truly begins.


Are you in love with lavender and honey? Would you like to win one of these color schemes? If you are interested, leave a comment here (telling me what looks delicious to you). We will draw one lucky winner on Friday, July 21.

Good luck, guys! Hope you have a beautiful,blessed,and creative weekend!

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New Collection Reveal-The Sweetest Thing (Part 1-Bluebell and Tangerine)

Welcome back MME fans! Today is the beginning of something HUGE. Part one of two...a collection that is so big and so amazing,we've decided to split it up over two days.

Let us introduce you to The Sweetest Thing by the fabulous Jen Allyson!!!

To say we are excited to share this with you is an understatement. :) We really,truly do think that it is the absolute Sweetest Thing we've ever seen.

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 The first color scheme we are sharing today is Tangerine. Oh, is this scheme ever playful,happy,and bubbly. From the colors to the patterns...from the NEW crocheted doilies to the NEW enamel dots to decorative tape to all of your favorite standard MME embellishments..this is a tangerine dream. :)

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Tangerine contains 10 double-sided 12x12 patterned papers,die cuts, doilies,brads,stickers,chipboard,tape,enamel dots,buttons,stamps, and a 6x6 paper pad.

So dreamy!

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Wonderful by Jana Eubank

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The second color scheme we are sharing is Bluebell. This scheme is fresh,happy,and fun. We dare you not to smile! Blues and yellows combine beautifully in classic yet timely prints. Happy,happy happy!

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Bluebell contains 10 double-sided 12x12 patterned papers,die cuts, brads,crocheted doilies, stickers,chipboard,tape,enamel dots,buttons,stamps, and a 6x6 paper pad.

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So what do you think? Do you love The Sweetest Thing as much as we do? Can you even BEGIN to choose a "sweetest thing" from today? Leave a comment here (telling us what jumps out and catches your eye) if you are interested in winning one of these two color schemes. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday, July 21.

Tomorrow is our last reveal/sneak peek. We will share the last two color schemes from the Sweetest Thing and (of course) have one more prize package.

Happy Thursday!

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New Collection Reveal-Lost and Found Halloween

Welcome to day 3 of Reveal Week here on the MME blog. Today we are feeling extra spooooooooky and creepy.

Introducing Lost&Found Halloween (click on link to see collection in its entirety)!

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Skulls,birds,pumpkins and creepy crawly creatures are coupled with vintage ephemera. The color scheme is classic Halloween...cream,oranges,and blacks. And the texture...oh the texture! You can also find classic patterns in this collection. Damask,stripes,dots,zig zags and a lovely harlequin pattern. We think this is simply our best Halloween collection yet.

Lost and Found Halloween consists of nine double sided 12x12 patterned papers. This collection also has decorative chipboard,die cuts,decorative brads, stamps,layered stickers,and a 6x6 pad.

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Young Indiana Jones by Tamara Jensen

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So what do you think? Would you like a shot at winning this entire collection? Leave a comment here (telling us what caught your eye) if you are interested in winning Lost and Found Halloween. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday, July 21.

Come back tomorrow for something SWEET!
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New Collection Reveal- Winter Wonderland+Six by Six 2

Today we have two new collections to share with you!

First up is Winter Wonderland (click on link to see everything in this collection).

Filled with reds,greens,and blues...Winter Wonderland is both classic and playful. You will love the fun patterns and color combinations.

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This collection includes 9 12x12 double-sided papers, and all sorts of gorgeous embellishments (including the brand new addition this release- the accesories pad!).

We have brought back the popular addition of designer tapes and of course there is an accompanying 6x6 paper pad.

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Peace and Joy by Jana Eubank:

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Merry and Bright by Suzanne Sergi:

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And up next...Six By Six 2!!! You all LOVED Six By Six, so we have released a second edition. Six By Six 2 is made up of 12 new 6x6 paper pads. They are perfect for both card makers and layout enthusiasts alike!

There is something for everyone here. From fun and funky to classic and demure.

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Payette Lake by Jana Eubank (featuring Gnome Sweet Gnome pad):

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Wow- that is a LOT of goodness today. What do you think? Are either of these releases catching your eye? Why? What do you specifically love and what has you wanting to see more?

Would you like a shot at winning the entire collection of your choice? Leave a comment here if you are interested in winning Winter Wonderland or Six By Six 2. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday, July 21.

Good luck and see you tomorrow!

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New Collection Reveal-All Is Bright

Welcome to the very first day of our CHA Summer 2012 Reveal Week!

Every day this week we are sharing new collections,new projects,and best of all...GIVEAWAYS!

Drumroll please...

Our first new collection is ALL IS BRIGHT by the incredible Rhonna Farrer! You all adored Follow Your Heart, and we new that we had to have Rhonna treat us to more of her fabulous designs.

And All Is Bright was born!

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This collection consists of neutrals with pops of red,blue,and green. Touches of ephemera and days gone by are coupled with currrent trends. And they blend beautifully.

All is Bright includes nine 12x12 double-sided papers, a 6x6 paper pad, chipboard accessories, brads,rhinestones,buttons,twine,layered stickers,designer tape,stamps..and a brand new accessories pad!

You can see (and savor) every single piece of All Is Bright RIGHT HERE.

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And here are some projects featuring All Is Bright.

Merry and Bright by Tina Walker:

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Christmas by Amber Packer:

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All is Bright by Tina Walker:

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Beautiful,beautiful,beautiful, Miss Rhonna!

We are SO excited to finally share this with all of you!

So what do you think? Would you like a shot at winning this entire collection? Leave a comment here (telling us what your favorite piece is) if you are interested in winning All Is Bright. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday, July 21.

Good luck! And don't you dare forget to come back tomorrow for another collection reveal!

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Pinspiration Friday

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Really! We can't stop pinning here at MME. Are you following us on Pinterest? You should be! :) There are so many amazing MME projects out there...we simply can't keep up!

But we are looking,searching,and pinning daily. And once a month we put all of those pins to use by challenging our designers to choose a pin off of our "inspiring layouts and cards" board and lift it.

This month Tina and Danni are playing along. Here's what they came up with.

Designer:Tina Walker

Pin Chosen:Delightful by Lady Grace Belarmino

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Tina's Version:

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Supplies: Indie Chic-Saffron:label stickers,layered stickers,tape;Indie Chic-Ginger:stamps;Follow Your Heart:stamps;Lost and Found Two:stamps;Misc-cardstock,ink,spray mist,adhesive,sewing machine

Tina says:When we were asked to pick a project that was pinned to the MME 'Inspiring Pages and Cards' board, I wasn't sure where to start.  It was a hard choice because there are SO MANY amazing projects, but I kept going back to this layout by the awesome Lady Grace Belarmino.  I really love how she created a vertical mask along the center of her page and created dimension and texture with stamps, paint, and spray mist.  I don't know about you, but I love stamping and misting, and have more bottles of mist than I would ever admit.  ;)

For my layout, I created a square mask with my die-cut machine.  Using 3 coordinating colors of spray mist, I spritzed and splattered in and over the square.  Next, I stamped in the square, stamping over the edge of the mask to create a 1/2 stamped look.

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To finish the layout, I added several layered and label stickers and stitched around the outside of the square.  Instead of stitching the entire edge of the square, I stopped stitching at random sections.  I thought this created a new and different look.

I really enjoyed this technique and had a lot of fun with this artsy style.  I WILL be using it more in the future.  Thank you Lady Grace for such an amazing inspiration layout.

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Designer: Danni Reid

Pin Chosen: Thank You card  by Laurel Seabrook

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Danni's Version:

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Danni says:I am so inspired by this card by Laurel Seabrook in our Pinterest gallery.  I love the composition, the softness, the different hexagons, the doily, the big focal sentiment, it all just makes me swoon.  I decided to choose 3 elements to inspire my card so as to not just “lift” her amazing card.  I chose to use the hexagons, the doily and the focal sentiment as my main inspiration for my card.

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I kept the same design-concept, and decided to use a more gradient color scheme behind my hexagons, cut with my Cameo,  so as to draw attention to the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

I also loved how the doily added a softness to her card, so I cut a doily in half and adhered it to both sides and then layered my sentiment mat over the top.  To draw attention to the sentiment mat, I stamped a butterfly onto the mat and then stamped a large, cursive “thank you”sentiment in black.

I used the MME Ginger line and love that the hexagons feel like citrus fruit, fresh and summery.  Thank you for the amazing inspiration Laurel.

 

Happy Friday MME fans! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend. And remember...check back Monday for our CHA Summer Reveal Week. We will be revealing a new collection each day, sharing projects made with each collection, AND we will give away an entire collection each day! See you Monday!!!

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Collage with Karen

Hello everyone! Karen here. Lately I have really enjoyed collage and art journaling, so today I thought I'd share some of my pages with you. MME products work perfectly on my pages.

You Already Are What You Hope to Be collage

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Supplies:Follow Your Heart-Be Happy:layered stickers,twine,stamps,brads;Miss Caroline-Howdy Doody-stickers,rhinestone swirl,layered stickers;Miss Caroline-Dilly Dally:stickers

I've always tried to learn new things and grow. One of the things I've been working on this year is to try my hand at collage. I've been creating a new spread each week and when I got my package with Follow Your Heart and Miss Caroline, I couldn't help but sit and create immediately.

I covered my background with brown tissue paper and then layered to my heart's content. I sort of created it like it was a layout but I didn't have any photos and didn't worry about matching anything. I just let myself enjoy the beautiful product and played and played.

If you haven't just sat down to play recently, I recommend you give it a shot. It can be profoundly rewarding sometimes.

Nature collage

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Supplies:Indie Chic-decorative tape;Laundry Line-rubons

I have had these Laundry Line rubons forever and just kept holding on to them because I loved them so much. When I got my Indie Chic washi tape, I decided I wanted to use it immediately.

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I loved every single pattern and color...so I used them all on this page and then I wanted to offset all that color, so the neutral colors of the rubons were absolutely perfect to "quiet down" my page. I was amazed that after all this time, the rubons were still in perfect condition and rubbed off on my page without effort.

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After I was done, I decided the word "nature" was too quiet so I added some watercolor pencils and made it stand out more.

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Do you have some products you've been saving for a long time? Maybe today's the day to couple them with something new and use them all!

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4th of July Card by Danni

Celebrating the 4th of July is a very special occasion in our household. We do not celebrate in a big way, just small traditions that are a lot of fun for the kids. One of our traditions is to send out a couple of 4th of July cards to the grandparents. Grandma decorates her table with all the past 4th of July cards we have sent her, so it's fun to see the cards she's collected from year to year. I created this year's card using the On the Sunny Side line because it has the softest blues and I love the red patterns.

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Supplies:On the Sunny Side- 6 x 6 paper pad, brads; Misc: Papertrey Ink dies, star punch, thread, machine stitching

I cut the scallop strips using my Cuttlebug to create the wavy flag and couldn't wait to adorn my stars with those cute brads.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Fourth of July layout by Shelly Jaquet

Happy Independence Day to all of our American MME fans! Today Shelly is here to share 4th of July layout with us!

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Supplies:On The Sunny Side-Flutter patterned paper,The Sweet Life patterned paper,Simple Stripe patterned paper,6x6 paper pad,decorative brads,accessory sheet;Indie Chic-decorative tape;Misc-cardstock,Silhouette,Becky Higgins Date stamp,ink,adhesive

Shelly says:The bright joyful colors of the On the Sunny Side collection are obviously perfect for summer layouts and Fourth of July is no exception. The gorgeous blue, vibrant red, and a pop of yellow was just what I needed to complete my page.

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The 6x6 pad is the perfect accompaniment to any die cut machine. It gave me a wide variety of smaller scale patterns that were just right for my stars. I finished off my page with a few of the cute little buttons from the accessory sheet popped up with pop dots, lots of those fabulous brads (brad lover here!), and a little stitching here and there.

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I also pulled out my decorative tape from the Indie Chic collection to add a little something extra to my favorite pictures.

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Thank you so much for sharing, Shelly...no one rocks the two page layouts like you do!!

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July Challenge

** Do you follow MME on Facebook??? You might want to head that way...today there is a new product sneak peek as well as an opportunity for you to ask us questions about the new collections!!**

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Welcome July! And welcome to our very first July Challenge! This one is a fun one!

This time we are asking you to go monochromatic. That's right...stick to one color. The more dramatic the better. We want to see how creative you can get!

Here's Tina's take on the challenge:

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Supplies: Indie Chic-Citron:Primrose patterned paper,buttons;Indie Chic-Nutmeg:Laurel Burst patterned paper,Checker patterned paper;layered stickers,decorative buttons,brads,chipboard stickers;Misc-American Crafts and October Afternoon alphabet stickers, EK Success punch,Martha Stewart score board,Cameo,adhesives

Tina says:Hi, today I'd like to share my layout for the monochromatic challenge.  The definition of monochromatic is 'having or appearing to have one color or using/combining one color in several tones'. 

For my layout, I used one of my favorite colors, blue, and the blues in the Indie Chic Nutmeg collection were perfect for this challenge.

The base of my page actually started with an experiment mistake.  I had been trying out different cut designs with my die cut machine, and this cut pattern was originally intended to be used on another layout.  I decided to not use the cut pattern for that layout, so I kept both the cut pattern and negative of the cut for future use.

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When looking through my stash for blue paper and embellishments, I came upon this 'mistake' and had an idea.  How about I use the negative pattern for the background of my monochromatic layout. 


Using the flower pattern on the 'Family' Laurel Burst paper, I lined up the center of my negative opening with the center of a flower.  Since my second negative opening was going to be covered with my title, I didn't worry about centering a flower in it.
I made several accordion flowers out of more blue patterned paper and clustered them with blue button, brads, and layered stickers throughout the page. 

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Because the background paper is in a neutral color, the blue doesn't become overwhelming, and allows the blue colors to pop off the page.

I hope you enjoyed my layout for the monochromatic challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!

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We ALL can't wait to see what you create! If you need a reminder of the rules, here they are:

1. You can submit a layout,card,album,altered item,etc.

2. The project must consist of mainly MME. It must "look" like a MME layout. :) It must be monochromatic.

3. The project must be created new for this challenge.

4.Upload the layout to InLinkz at the end of this post by the end of the day on July 17.

5. A random winner will be chosen and announced with the second June challenge on July 18. The prize is any MME collection- the choice is yours.

Good Luck!!!

 

 

 

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July Challenge

** Do you follow MME on Facebook??? You might want to head that way...today there is a new product sneak peek as well as an opportunity for you to ask us questions about the new collections!!**

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Welcome July! And welcome to our very first July Challenge! This one is a fun one!

This time we are asking you to go monochromatic. That's right...stick to one color. The more dramatic the better. We want to see how creative you can get!

Here's Tina's take on the challenge:

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Supplies: Indie Chic-Citron:Primrose patterned paper,buttons;Indie Chic-Nutmeg:Laurel Burst patterned paper,Checker patterned paper;layered stickers,decorative buttons,brads,chipboard stickers;Misc-American Crafts and October Afternoon alphabet stickers, EK Success punch,Martha Stewart score board,Cameo,adhesives

Tina says:Hi, today I'd like to share my layout for the monochromatic challenge.  The definition of monochromatic is 'having or appearing to have one color or using/combining one color in several tones'. 

For my layout, I used one of my favorite colors, blue, and the blues in the Indie Chic Nutmeg collection were perfect for this challenge.

The base of my page actually started with an experiment mistake.  I had been trying out different cut designs with my die cut machine, and this cut pattern was originally intended to be used on another layout.  I decided to not use the cut pattern for that layout, so I kept both the cut pattern and negative of the cut for future use.

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When looking through my stash for blue paper and embellishments, I came upon this 'mistake' and had an idea.  How about I use the negative pattern for the background of my monochromatic layout. 


Using the flower pattern on the 'Family' Laurel Burst paper, I lined up the center of my negative opening with the center of a flower.  Since my second negative opening was going to be covered with my title, I didn't worry about centering a flower in it.
I made several accordion flowers out of more blue patterned paper and clustered them with blue button, brads, and layered stickers throughout the page. 

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Because the background paper is in a neutral color, the blue doesn't become overwhelming, and allows the blue colors to pop off the page.

I hope you enjoyed my layout for the monochromatic challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!

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We ALL can't wait to see what you create! If you need a reminder of the rules, here they are:

1. You can submit a layout,card,album,altered item,etc.

2. The project must consist of mainly MME. It must "look" like a MME layout. :) It must be monochromatic.

3. The project must be created new for this challenge.

4.Upload the layout to InLinkz at the end of this post by the end of the day on July 17.

5. A random winner will be chosen and announced with the second June challenge on July 18. The prize is any MME collection- the choice is yours.

Good Luck!!!

 

 

 

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