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Pinspiration Thursday

We are so glad you stopped by today, it's Pinspiration Thursday!

Every day, we scour the Internet for inspiring MME projects. We find your work on your blogs, through our FB page,and in online galleries. We pin the ones that inspire us most!

Then once a month we challenge our designers to use one of your creations as inspiration for a layout or card.

This month Suzanne and  Stephanie are joining us. Here's what they came up with. Enjoy and have a lovely, creative day!

 

Inspiration Piece: Tamara Tripodi

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Stephanie's version:

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Supplies:My Girl: Flutterby patterned paper,Fancy Free patterned paper,Genuine patterned paper,Playful patterned paper,designer tape,felt stickers, layered stickers,enamel dots,decorative buttons,chipboard accents;Collectable-Unforgettable:'You Are' tiny word stickers,'First' decorative stickers;Collectable-Memorable:enamel dots;Collectable-Notable:'Love This' tiny word stickers;Misc:doilies,Simple Stories letter stickers,Dear Lizzy Thickers,American Crafts precision pen,adhesives

 

Stephanie says: Tamara's page made me so HAPPY the moment I saw it. I just knew immediately that her's  was the page I wanted to lift.

The first way I lifted Tamara's page was to use My Girl, since she used all Boy Crazy for her page. I would have used Boy Crazy, too...but with four little girls in this house that just ain't happening. :)

I lifted the overall design- photo placement, paper layering placement, embellishment clusters,etc. The title is in generally the same place.

The biggest design element I lifted from Tamara is the sweet scattering of embellishments all over her darling page.

She used brads, enamel dots,stickers, and chipboard...I used layered stickers, enamel dots, tiny word stickers, and felt accents.

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Thank you SO much for the inspiration, Tamara...you've help me create a page I love!

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Inspiration Piece: Marlene Gomez

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Suzanne's version:

Suzanne Sergi for MMESupplies:Lost & Found 3-Ruby:Doily patterned pape,Medallion patterned paper,Stripes patterned paper,Floral patterned paper,decorative brads,enamel dots,layered stickers,sticker accessory sheet;Misc:letter stickers, adhesive,doilies,sewing machine and thread,embossing folder

 

Suzanne says:I was really drawn to this altered set by Marlene Gomez. I loved the combination of pinks and browns. The softness of her layout and all the pretty details inspired me to create a layout of my two favorite girls!

Suzanne Sergi for MME
I used a large banner on the left hand side of my page, and used doilies to replicate her white diecut scrolls.

I used hearts and vellum flowers as the tiny details to my page. I also added stitching on my page. I also love the enamel dots, as they are a quick way to add interest to letters, and images found on the patterned papers.

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Peachy Cheap + MME

There is some AMAZING stuff going on this week at Peachy Cheap and you don't want to miss out!

Each day this week Peachy Cheap is featuring a new MME deal...and they are also handing out prizes on Facebook!

Today's deal is Kraft Funday!

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Details:  Peachy Cheap is a DAILY DEAL website that offers deals on scrapbook, mixed media, and craft products 50 - 90% OFF.

Make sure you check everyday this week for AMAZING My Minds Eye deals.

You can also go the Peachy Cheap Facebook page HERE  to enter to WIN $100.00 in product every day this week.

Enjoy!

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In the Mood for Love {Cards} with Danni

Good morning everyone!  Danni here with you today to share a few more cards using the Lucky in Love papers and the Lost and Found 3-Ruby enamel dots.  I love finding all kinds of reasons to adhere as many of the enamel dots on a card as possible, they make me very happy and they add the perfect spot of color and happy to every project.

On my first card, I created a tic tac toe board using my Cameo and the beautiful papers from Lucky in Love and after stitching the grid, I added spots of happy to the 'os' with my enamel dots, the perfect little touch to still keep this card reasonable to mail and fun to receive

Tic Tac Toe by Danni Reid

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I love that the enamel dots draw your attention to the 'os' and inadvertently you are drawn to see the center of this tic tac toe grid is a heart.
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On the next card, I decided to add a little spot of happy to the amazing arrow paper in the Lucky in Love line to draw attention to the centers of these cute patterns.  I really love this pattern, it's so happy and fun!

I Heart You Card by Danni Reid
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Using the enamel dots on the arrows allows you t really see the bullseye the arrow shot through, fun little details to add a whole lot of happy.  And while you are adding touches of color, happy and embellies, this card is still reasonably and easily mailed at the post.
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On my last card, I really couldn't take it anymore, I decided to play with a lot of enamel dots (they make me that happy....giggle) and created a heart using these beautiful color spots and a couple of the gorgeous buttons.  I then decided the heart should remain the focal of the card, so I added a short sentiment cut with my Cameo to the bottom.
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Danni Reid for MME
I hope you, too, will pull out your gorgeous enamel dots to add to your Lucky in Love Valentine layouts, cards and gifts this year.  They are truly the perfect little happy on each project.

Thank you for visiting us today.  Happy Creating?

Tic Tac Toe card supplies: Lucky in Love-Chevron patterned paper,Flower patterned paper,Multi Stripe patterned paper;Lost and Found 3 -Ruby:enamel dots,buttons;Misc:Cameo, white cardstock, machine stitching

I Heart You Card supplies: Lost and Found 3-Ruby:Doily patterned paper,ename dots; Lucky in Love: Chevron patterned paper,Multi Stripe patterned paper,Cupid's Arrow patterned paper,Heart Burst patterned paper;Misc: Cameo sentiment, machine stitching, white card stock

XO card supplies: Luck in Love:Flower patterned paper,Chevron patterned paper,Cupid's Arrow patterned paper,Roses are Red patterned paper;Lost and Found 3:Ruby enamel dots, buttons; Misc: Cameo sentiment, machine stitching Bazzill kraft card stock

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Mini Albums with Monika..."Our Story"

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Do you have a story? Do you have an "our" story? 

Monika Wright for MMESupplies:Lost & Found 3-Ruby:Honeycomb patterned paper,Red Fan patterned paper,Medallion patterned paper,Doily patterned paper,6x6 paper pad,adornments,enamel dots,sticker accessory sheet,chipboard elements;Misc:paper doily, satin ribbon, adhesive

I'm lucky to share a story with my Mr. wRight and for this month's Mini Albums with  Monika feature I'll show you a way for you to share your story in a not-to-sweet/more masculine version of a mini album. I'm highlighting one of my favorite collections, Lost & Found 3 Ruby, on which I have a serious crush...especially this Honeycomb paper. I only have one sheet left, boo hoo!
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|  pocket page tutorial download found at end of the post  |
Using the chipboard elements and sticker accessory sheet, I was able to create and tell my story in a way that had me smiling all the way through this project. Did you see the enamel dots I used to check off the memory checklist?

You'll see that my first page serves as not only a pocket but also as my "cover." I decided to add a white paper doily under the pink doily sticker and two chipboard elements so that the word forever just pops out. The white just drew my eye to the forever arrow.

The two lower photos show more options on using the sticker doilies from the Lost & Found 3 Ruby sticker accessory sheet by using layered stickers and chipboard on the pink doily on the left and a metal frame from the Adornments pack. Yes, I did use more enamel dots, instead of brads, on the metal frame...how could I resist?
Monika Wright for MMEDESIGN TIP  |  Layer, layer, layer. Forget about hoarding your goodies, just use them. I find that layering my stickers and papers and chipboard elements help them to not get lost on my patterned paper. If I had just placed the 'Our Story' metal adornment on my pocket page, it would have been lost in a see of stripes. But now, going from the larger pink doily sticker to the medium butterfly sticker and then to the Our Story metal adornment lets one see that the focus of this page is meant to be, drawing the eye in.
Monika Wright for MME
The strips of paper behind the 'One Fine Day' chipboard element are scraps I trimmed when making the pocket pages. Just trim them into a banner shape, curl up the ends a bit and adhere. Nothing wasted here, that's for sure!

Wondering how I adhered the pocket pages together?

Monika Wright for MME
Line up your pages bottom to top and add a length of decorative tape and trim. Voila...you've bound your mini album.

TUTORIAL  |  We'll create each of our mini album pockets with one sheet of 12x12 paper. Here are the score lines to get you started. I tend to score on the side of the paper that will not be showing on my project.
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Here's how you'll construct and create your pocket pages. Just click on the image to enlarge or drag it to your desktop and save for future use.

JOURNALING CARDS |  After trimming the 6x6 paper from your mini pad to 5x6, choose your favorite stickers to embellish the paper and add your journaling before slipping it inside the pocket. Here's what I chose and you'll see that I've placed stickers so that I can journal around them and incorporate them into "our" story.
Monika Wright for MME
DESIGN TIP |  To keep my pockets and journaling pages under control, I wrapped the whole project with some satin ribbon to which I adhered a chipboard element. Love how the MME chipboard elements and stickers help to jump start my creativity and help me tell my story.
Here's how I created the fancy ribbon tie I used for my mini album. I first removed the adhesive back from the chipboard and adhered it to a scrap of the Honeycomb paper that I created my first pocket with. You'll then add adhesive to your ribbon and adhere it to the paper. You can now   wrap it around your mini album which is ready to gift to your very special Valentine!


Find more Mini Albums with Monika features to get you in the crafty mood!
And here are the downloads of the pages above for your reference!

If you have time, stop by my blog today, I'll have a little bonus project to share with you!



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Project Life with Shelly

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By now, everyone stopping by has probably heard of Project Life, right? It’s a simplified approach to scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins .

I have been happily dedicated to documenting my everyday family memories this way since 2009. I am very passionate about this approach of recording. It is a great way to document without feeling overwhelmed.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love cutting pretty papers to create traditional layouts. However, this approach has calmed my nerves of never feeling caught up or simply feeling like I have forgotten something.

I am able to pull a layout together in no time about the camping trip we took this past summer, or pull pictures together in no time at all about the little things my son did at the age of 1½, all because it was already written down in my family album of Project Life.

What I truly love about this system is that you can make it whatever you want. I love that you can be as simple as you want or go crazy with creativity.

Today starts a new series where I give you a look into my album and how I use the amazing products that My Mind’s Eye creates for our traditional scrapbook pages in my Project Life album.

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Supplies: Winter Wonderland:accessory pad,6x6 paper pad,Tag patterned paper,enamel dots,sticker sheet:Decorative Tapes Collection:Navy and Green, Red and Turquoise;Misc:Becky Higgins’ Project Life divided page protectors, Date Stamp, Black StazOn Ink, Zig colored markers

Okay. Confession time, I can’t be the only one who hasn’t documented their Holiday season celebrations, right?

Now that we are in the aftermath of the crazy holiday storm, I look back at all of the pictures and remember all those memories that happened during the holidays.

I became a little overwhelmed. It is easy to do when you have hundreds of photos staring back at you.. I took a deep breath and began to pick out my very favorite pictures. The ones that tell the story the best.

I can be pretty brutal. Our holiday festivities were in full gear that week prior to Christmas, so I started there.

I pulled those pictures aside and went to town with the Winter Wonderland Collection.

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The Winter Wonderland accessories pad is the perfect complement to this approach to document your holiday season.

WW1071I was pretty excited when I flipped through the pad and saw this  “to-from” tag. The light bulb went off in my head, and I used it as the title card of my layout.

I mounted it  (with decorative tape)  on the red strip patterned paper that is in the accessories pad too.

I trimmed another tag from that same sheet and mounted that on the red woodgrain paper from the 6x6 paper pad.

The “Tag” paper was next on my "must cut" list. I trimmed down each of the 3x4 cards from the top of that sheet.

One I used here and the others will be used for the week of Christmas. 

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The card on the right side of my layout was trimmed down from one of the sheets in the accessories pad. I love that it had the top border built right in.

Then I trimmed a sheet of the diagonal stripe from the 6x6 paper pad down to 4x6 and added small shots of Rexy the Elf and his silly little antics from that week, attaching them with some of the new decorative tapes.

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With this week being so picture heavy. I didn’t have a lot of room to journal. The pictures for the last two days of this week were pretty self explanatory. The scaled down cards from the 6x6 paper pad and the “Happy Day” tab from the sticker sheet fit perfectly over my pictures to document those memories.

Now,thankfully, I have the week leading up to Christmas madness documented.From my daughter wrapping gifts for the giving tree to my son’s Christmas party. From opening the first Christmas gifts of the year to a neighborhood Christmas get-together, and decorating cookies with Grandma...these memories are documented.

The first part of the holidays have been documented and recorded without any stress.

Even if you aren't doing Project Life, this is a great way to get those holiday memories recorded without feeling overwhelmed. It also helps you to use up all of those pretty holiday papers and embellishments that we all have in our supply stash. 

Have a wonderful Monday!

Shelly

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GB+MME Guest Designer Contest

We have something BIG and fun to share with you today. But first...let us inspire you!!

As you all know (if you read the blog), Gossamer Blue is our kit club spotlight for the month of January.

In the first half of this month's feature we showed you some Gossamer Blue kit layouts featuring My Mind's Eye.

Here are the rest of them:

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Michiko Kato for MME
Michiko Kato

 

Suzanne Sergi for MME
Suzanne Sergi

 

Davinie Fiero
Davinie Fiero

 

Danni Reid for MME
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Danni Reid

 

Naomi Atkins for MME
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I hope these amazing Gossamer Blue+MME layouts have got you excited....because we have some really exciting news to share!

My Mind's Eye and Gossamer Blue are excited to bring you a very special contest announcement.

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That's right! My Mind's Eye and Gossamer Blue are looking for one special person to guest design for both of our companies!

You can see from our design teams that we love a variety of styles. This contest is open to everyone and the rules are simple.

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And here is some fine print.

*PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT HERE TELLING US YOU HAVE ENTERED AND LINKING US TO YOUR LAYOUT.

*When you upload your contest entry to our FB page, please tell us that it is for this contest.

*Internationals are welcome.

*Contest ends FEBRUARY 16. Winner will be announced FEBRUARY 23.

*Please make sure your layout uses a percentage of MME that makes it "look" like a MME layout.

*Layouts/projects/cards/minis must be created NEW.

*We understand and are sympathetic to the fact that not all of you are on Facebook. If that is the case, please upload your layout to an online gallery or blog and link it in the comments section of this post.

 

Links of interest:

MME Facebook Page

Gossamer Blue Facebook Page

Good Luck! If you have any questions, ask them in the comments section. We  can't wait to see what you all do, this is so exciting!

 

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January Sketch by Ronda

TGIF MME fans! We hope you have a wonderful Friday! Ronda is bringing you a new sketch for inspiration today...just perfect for your weekend scrapping!

Share your layout via the inlinkz tool at the bottom of the post and you could be chosen for a blog spotlight and collection of your choice. You have until Thursday February 14 (we will share the February sketch on Feb.15) to enter!

Have fun!

Ronda Palazzari MME Jan Sketch

Ronda says:

With this sketch you can create a background with inks, spray inks, or paint or even patterned paper. 

The photo could be one larger photo or two smaller photos.  A stacked title off to the right is a great way to balance the patterned paper & photo on the left.  You can add journaling stripes, hand written journaling, or printed journaling under the photo. 

Ronda Palazzari for MME
Supplies: Collectable-Notable: 'Love This' Adore patterned paper,'Wonder' Dream patterned paper; 'Wonder'  decorative brads,'Wonder' decorative buttons,'Love This' journal card,'Cute' enamel dots, decorative tape;Collectable-Unforgettable:'Today'  stamps;Collectable-Remarkable:'Beautiful'  stamps;Misc:black ink, distress inks, stencil

My nephew is very close to my kids.  They grew up together as my sister & I were always together.  I love the relationship these three have.  When Jake comes out for the summertime, they are inseparable.  I am overjoyed that they feel like almost siblings and not cousins. 

Ronda Palazzari for MME

To create the background, I used my stencil and distress inks.  Next I layered the yellow patterned paper over the journaling card.  I added a bit of washi tape on the journal card for color and another design element.  Those arrows were just perfect! 

Ronda Palazzari for MME
I decided it needed another strip or two to balance the color story so I added flower strip and number strip to the layers.  Before I glued everything down, I sprinkled the background with black paint splatters. 

Ronda Palazzari for MME
I thought a title would look great off to the right so I used the backside of the 'Love This'  Adore patterned  paper to ground the title.  To create the stacked title using the today stamp “a good day” I masked off each word with post it notes. 

All around the edges I stamped different images & words using black ink to bring the page together.  The layout needed some texture so I used the decorative brads and enamel dots scattered around the page. 

Ronda Palazzari for MME

I am always ok with hand written journaling because it gives future generations a bit of me on the layouts.

Enjoy the sketch, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Rondasignaguresmall

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CHA giveaway winners!

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How to Create a Confetti Border with Enamel Dots

Hi, Everyone! Jana Eubank here. I have to tell you that I am loving the new My Girl and Boy Crazy collections. The bright colors have me sifting through my summertime photos to scrap .... the perfect five-minute-vacation from the chilly, single-digit temperatures outside my window. :)
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Supplies: My Girl :Pinwheel patterned paper,Multi Plaid patterned paper,Sweet Girl patterned paper,Kite Strings patterned paper,Ride patterned paper,Genuine patterned paper,12 x 12 Chipboard,layered stickers, decorative brads,decorative tape,felt stickers,enamel dots;The Sweetest Thing-Tangerine: 'Happy'  label stickers

For this page, I pulled out a few snapshots I took at Disneyland last year of my daughter riding the King Triton Carousel.

In Photoshop, I duplicated the photo on top of itself, changed the top layer to black and white, and then erased the area with the seahorse for a spot of bold color.

I arranged my photos in blocks on different patterned papers and grouped several circles at the bottom (decorative brad circles, chipboard circles, and felt sticker circles).

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The bottom of my page was very decorated, and I wanted to balance that out by adding fun detail to the top of my page as well.

I decided to sprinkle enamel dots across the top to look like confetti. I snipped the clear acetate carrier sheet so that each dot was on it's own little clear square. This allowed me to be able to arrange the dots in a pleasing manner before actually sticking them to my page.

I sprinkled in a few of the stars from the 12 x 12 chipboard elements sheet for variety.

Jana Eubank for MME
I love the texture and whimsy the enamel dots look across the top! Wouldn't this be cute on a birthday or water page, too?! I can't wait to try it again!
 
Thanks for coming by!

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Collectable Cards by Suzanne

Hi, everyone! Suzanne here sharing  some cards made with one of my favorite collections debuted at CHA.
The Collectable Memorable collection was instantly my favorite! I loved the combination of pinks, greys with touches of blue. The patterns are muted perfect for girly projects!
Today I have two cards to share with you!
On the following card the 'Journey' Journal patterned  paper inspires my sentiment. This sheet of different sizes, and patterns gives you endless options! Fabulous for layering, perfect for Project Life, and just right for fast sentiments on cards.
Suzanne Sergi for MMESupplies:Collectable-Memorable:6x6 paper pad, 'Journey' journal patterned paper, 'Journey' decorative brads;Misc:vellum,embossing folders,party trim

The 'Perfect' Flawless patterned paper really stood out to me in this collection. So I used it as the base for my next card. It is so pretty on its own, I wanted to cover as little of it as possible!
Suzanne Sergi for MMESupplies:Collectable:Memorable-'Perfect' Flawless patterned paper,6x6 paper pad,die cut title,
'Perfect' chipboard,'Note' label stickers;Misc:diamond dust, embossing folders
I turned to the 'Perfect' die cut title for my sentiment! I love it because it's bold.

I positioned it in the center of the card. Few additional details were needed but I did cover the diecut with diamond dust to add a bit of sparkle!

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How gorgeous is the Collectable-Memorable collection? I can't wait to see once you are all able to start creating with it!
Have a wonderful day!
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Mixed Media with Karen...Gratitude

Good morning!

It's Karen and I am back with another mixed media page. One of my focuses for this year is gratitude. I have designed a few projects for myself and my kids to keep gratitude front and center in my life.

Since I like doing mixed media, I thought combining the two would be the perfect opportunity to create some art and practice daily gratitude at the same time.

I bought myself a Moleskine sketchbook in the A4 size (a little longer and thinner than 8.5x11). I am creating a simple piece of art on each page and then recording my daily gratitudes all week long (I
also record one for my older son each day.) At the end of the week, my page is full of wonderful things to remember from that week. You can read more about my project here. (http://www.karenika.com/archives/26444)

Here's one of my pages from this month. The first thing I did was to take the Lost and Found 3 Ruby Collage Stripe paper and cut some strips out.
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I then glued them down on my page and added the doily sticker from the Ruby Stickers page. (I cut it up and added one section on either side.) I also added a few word stickers that say "never forget these beautiful moments" and stickers to denote the first day and the last day.

And I started to paint my page a little.

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Then I just went crazy with the paint. No rhyme or reason, just fun. The best kind of art, if you ask me.

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I purposefully decided to only use one side of my book this year so I could stitch on my pages if I wanted to. So I grabbed my book and put it through my sewing machine. It required some creativity but I managed it and I always love the texture stitching adds.

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Then I added a few little stamps just to pull the whole page together. Love how the birdcage dangles down and the bodyform stands up to anchor my page on both ends.

Karen Grunberg for MME

And then the last thing I added was a message. I always like to have a message. This one says: You are so very lucky right now (always good to remember.)

Karen Grunberg for MME

And there we go. If you'd like to see my filled page you can visit my blog  on Monday when I post the full page.

Thanks so much for sharing another mixed media adventure with me. I hope you create a gratitude journal of your own this year; it's proven to bring a lot of joy into one's life!

Karengsig

Supplies: Lost and Found 3-Ruby:Collage Stripes patterned paper,stiicker sheet,stamps;Lost and Found 2-Blush:'Princess'

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The Anatomy of a Double Page Layout by Shelly

Happy Monday, guys! Today we are introducing a new blog series...The Anatomy of a Double Page Layout by Shelly Jaquet. We know you guys will LOVE this series. Shelly is such a talented scrapbooker and her two page layouts are always awe-inducing.

Anatomy

In a world dominated by one page layouts, one scrapper dares to buck the trend.

Shelly Jaquet for MME
Supplies: Collectable-Notable- 'Silly' Cheery patterned paper, ''Love This' Devoted patterned paper, 'Memo' Reminder patterned paper,'Cute' Petite patterned paper, enamel dots, decorative tape;Collectable-Remarkable:decorative tape;Collectable-Memorable:decorative tape,6x6 paper pad;Collectable-Unforgettable:'Happiness' Delight patterned paper, decorative pins;The Sweetest Thing-'Sunshine' die cut title;Decorative Tape Sets- Red/Turquoise,Yellow/Grey,Pink/Orange;Misc:pop dots,zig pen,vellu,Marvy Uchida heart punches,EK Success leaf punch,Fiskars star punch, Martha Stewart tag punch


Okay. In all seriousness, I read over and over on message board and blogs that double page layouts are a challenge, but for me it just gives me the ability to really tell a story with lots of pictures.

I am here today to give you a little inside look of how I pull a doubler off.

After pulling my pictures together, I put pencil to paper and sketch out an idea of where I want my page to go. Sometimes, I might have a couple of ideas.

Shelly Jaquet for MME

As you can see, I have two different ideas for this layout. Once I have my pictures back from the printer, I lay then out on two sheets of white cardstock and push my pictures around until something clicks for me.

By using the white background, I am really able to see what colors pop from my pictures giving me a great starting point for choosing paper.

I actually had these pictures of my kids’ month by month summary sitting on my desk, when the new Collectable Collection showed up on my doorstep.

Once I saw the bright rainbow of colors, I let those pretty little papers guide the way. It was only natural to go with the sunburst sketch.

I kept my white base and I was able to easily draw out my lines.

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I wanted even strips for my burst. I had my protractor handy. Yes, I have plenty of rulers and my protractor right next to me at all times. It must be the engineer in me.

I had six colors I wanted to use, so at each 30degree interval, I marked it out.

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Then, I took my ruler to draw out each of the bursts.

Cutting the burst is pretty easy. I started with the top. That burst was small enough to use a 6x6 sheet, so I pulled out my paper pads instead of cutting up a large sheet of 12x12.

I placed the sheet on top of the white paper and marked the edges of the burst onto the pink paper.

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I aligned those pencil marks on my trimmer, and holding my paper tight, I could easily cut my triangle burst.

This will be the only burst that you will have to measure and trim exactly until you get to the bottom section.

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The next two burst are just two strips of paper in which I could layer under each other to create their own triangle without having to try to line up and trim perfect triangle bursts.

I then repeated this same process with the bottom section, starting with the bottom burst this time.

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Once I had my paper into place, I was then able to add to it. With the new decorative tapes sitting next to me on my desk in a rainbow of colors, I decided to use some of those pretties!

I finished the burst off with the sunshine die cut from The Sweetest Thing collection.

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I wanted to bring the rainbow to the left side of the layout, so I used those open spots to embellish with patterned paper. With so many pictures keeping that side busy, I wanted to keep those spots fairly simple. I punched some shapes out of the same patterned paper for a tone on tone look using pop dots to make them stand out.

I felt they still needed a little more pow, so I pulled out my enamel dots in matching colors to place on each of the shapes.  Yep, that is just what they needed!

Since each of these pictures was taken one month at a time, I wanted to include the names of the month. I tried putting them on the picture, but that was a too busy.

I decided to print out the names of the months on strips of white cardstock and add that to the embellished spots.

So...there you have it; just one view of how my brain works when creating a double page layout. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for joining me today!

Hopefully someday, a double page layout won’t be so intimidating for you.

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Lucky in Love Cards with Danni

Good morning, Danni here with you today. 

I am absolutely smitten with the new Lucky in Love collection and will be creating with it A LOT in the next month or more.  I say "more" because I love to create cards long after Valentine's Day for my loved ones. 

This new line allows you to create "love" cards for your loved ones all year long.  Whether you are creating for an anniversary, missing you, thinking of you, love you, happy birthday, these papers are PERFECT.  I know we will also have lots of Valentine inspiration using these papers in the next few weeks, but let's go ahead and create a couple of "fun" cards, just in case you need to tell that special someone you love them before Valentine's Day.

On my first card, I had to create with that dual bike for my beloved.  Yes, we have one, we ride one, we love one and it brings up so many memories of very happy times for us. 

I plan to sneak this card into his lunch one of these mornings and can't wait to see his reaction.   I love that you can block/quilt the papers in this line to create a gorgeous array of color and patterns. 

And, the new Collectable 'Today'  stamps from are perfect to pair with the Lucky in Love line, they are incredible stamps.

Danni Reid for MMESupplies: Lucky in Love:Cupid's Arrow patterned paper,Multi Stripe patterned paper,Chevron patterned paper,Roses are Red patterned paper,enamel dots;Collectable;'Today, stamps;Misc:Papertrey Ink die, Jenni Bowlin Cough Syrup ink pad, machine stitching, Bazzill cardstock

Danni Reid for MMEOn my second card, I wanted to show that you could use these gorgeous papers to playfully and beautifully tell your loved one how much you love them with a play on words in the sentiment sticker. 

One of my favorite things about MME products is how beautifully they mix and match from previous releases.  I paired a sticker from The Sweetest Thing line with the gorgeous new Lucky in Love line. 

And, if you do not have a numbers die in your stash, you could easily use number stickers or number words that come in your Tiny Word stickers packs. 

Danni Reid for MMESupplies: Lucky in Love: Flower patterned paper,Chevron patterned paper,Cupid's Arrow patterned paper,The Sweetest Thing-"Reasons Why" stickers;Misc:Papertrey Ink number dies,Bazzill cardstock, Martha Stewart heart punch, machine stitching

Danni Reid for MMEI hope I have inspired you to take a look at Lucky in Love for ALL it's possibilities, for layouts and cards beyond Valentine's Day, and don't be afraid to pull The Sweetest Thing together with it...wink. 

Thank you for visiting us today, we can't wait to see what you will create with this fun, new Valentines line.

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Another Quick Sneak of Collectable by Suzanne

Good morning!

This morning I want to share Suzanne's gorgeous layout with you. It is made using the Memorable color scheme from Collectable.

Enjoy and we will see you tomorrow!

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Gina Part Two

Yesterday we introduced you to our fabulous January guest designer, the crazy talented  Gina Rodgers.

Today she is back with two more layouts, and we couldn't possibly love them more. We know you will love them too. Enjoy!

 

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Gina Rodgers for MMESupplies: Lost & Found 3-Ruby:Pink Lace patterned paper,Doily patterned paper,Honeycomb patterned paper,Collage Stripe patterned paper,Floral patterned paper,Postcard patterned paper,Medallion patterned paper, cecorative brads,adornments,decorative buttons, enamel dots,chipboard elements,decorative tape,sticker accessory sheet

Gina says:This layout is of my 'baby' who is thirteen, she looks like she's going on 18 in the photo and it's a bit scary! I've used some layering, paper and decorative tape strips and added a
border using strips from the Ruby Doily paper.

 

Circle of Friends

Gina Rodgers for MME
Supplies:Lucky in Love:Hugs & Kisses patterned paper,6x6 paper pad,Multi Stripe patterned paper,Floral Stripes patterned paper,sticker accessory sheet;Lost & Found 3 -Ruby: decorative Brads,sticker sccessory sheet,decorative tape,6x6 paper pad,decorative buttons,

Gina says:I had so much fun scrapping this photo of my youngest daughter Jem with her fabulous group of friends. I love how the Lucky in Love collection goes so well with the Lost & Found 3 Ruby line!

I've run 3 narrow strips of paper through the center of the page with the top and bottom strips overlapping on angles which helps to draw the eye to the photo.

I also added some dimension to the decorative brad below by pleating a couple of strops of paper from the Lost & Found 3 Ruby 6x6 paper pad.
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Thanks SO much for sharing your creativity with us this month, Gina. It's been a pleasure and a treat!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!
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Introducing our January Guest Designer!

Please help us welcome Gina Rodgers to the MME team for the month of January!

We discovered Gina when we realized we had been pinning a LOT of her layouts. She has an amazingly cool and artsy style. We know you will love what she has to share this week.

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Hi there, I'm thrilled to be guest designing for MME this month! I live in Tasmania, Australia with my partner Mark and our two gorgeous teens Rhiannon and Jemma. 

I've been scrapping for almost 6 years now and just love the creative journey this hobby is taking me on. I've been a big fan of MME products for a long time so this is dream come true!. I always struggle to define my style but I guess it could be described as fairly detailed with while still maintaining quite a lot  of white space.. 

I like to build up layers and play around with paint, mists and other mediums to add texture to my layouts. I design for a few companies including ScrapFriends (Australia) Citrus Twist Kits (USA) and I'm also a Jenni Bowlin Studio Ambassador.

You can keep up with Gina through her wonderful BLOG.

Q: what did you have the most fun working with?
A:I loved working with the Lost & Found 3: Oliver as the rich, warm colours really appealed to me...and how much fun are the enamel dots in both the Oliver and Ruby lines? I think I am addicted!

Q: what is your favorite MME line of all time and why?
A:It's very hard to narrow it down to one favourite, but I had so much fun creating with The Sweetest Thing 'Bluebell' collection, in particular the gorgeous mix of blues, yellow and neutrals.

 

Always and Forever

Gina Rodgers for MME
Supplies: Lost & Found 3-Oliver:Collage patterned paper,Mixed Floral patterned paper,6x6 paper pad,decorative brads,chipboard elements,decorative tape,enamel dots,decorative buttons,sticker accessory sheet,stamps

Gina says:I created this page using one my favourite photos of my girls spending time together. The message is a simple one but I wanted them to know how much they mean to me.I've layered papers, tape, stickers and also some 'decorative buttons' packaging behind the photo. 
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A Special Kind of Friendship


Gina Rodgers for MME
Supplies:Lost & Found 3-Oliver:Yellow Floral patterned paper,6x6 paper pad,decorative tape,enamel dots,decorative brads,sticker accessory sheet,decorative buttons,chipboard elements

Gina says:Here is a second layout using the gorgeous 'Oliver' line and it's of my eldest daughter and a friend.I've used some banner style chipboard elements under the photo and double stitched them in place. 
The cotton scraps have been used under a couple under of buttons to add texture to the layout.
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How AWESOME is Gina? We are so happy to have her joining us this month! Check back tomorrow for two more equally stunning layouts.
Thanks so much for coming by today!
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MME at CHA- Part One

AttachmentThe first two days at CHA were a busy, fun, crazy BLUR! We saw so many of our favorite people and made amazing new friends.

Here are some of the people we saw and caught up with.

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hanging out with Kathy and Jayne from Personal Impressions

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Virginie from Scrapbook Werkstatt

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Jennifer and Malika from The Scrapbooking Studio

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Jana from The Steal Network

If you stopped by the booth and took photos please share them with us! We will be back soon with product and layout photos!

Have a wonderful Monday!

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MME at CHA

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Good morning, MME fans!

We have a little CHA dish for you this morning!!

We worked hard yesteday to get the booth ready...

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See that cute bike?

It's covered in washi and we are giving it away in the booth today!

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but don't worry, we also have PLENTY planned for those of you at home.

Today and tomorrow I will be live blogging CHA and there will be fun games and contests (both for those of you at home and for those of you at the show).

Here are the different places that you need to be following us in order to see all the contests.

Here on the blog (of course!)

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram.

If you are an Instagram and Twitter follower, be looking for #MMEatCHA posts and make sure to use that hashtag.

If you take photos at the show please use the hashtag as well. We want to see what you like!!!

And we also know...what do you want to see? Product photos? The people who visit our booth? We'd love to hear what you're interested in seeing.

Be back soon!

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Tags with Ronda

Happy New Years!  I hope you have been enjoying all the new incredible releases. It’s Ronda here to share some design tips for you. 

It’s no secret I love creating tags.  It’s an easy way for me to jumpstart my creativity.  The one question I am always asked is what I do with all the tags I create. 

There are lots of ways to use tags: gifts, mini albums, on the front of a card.  I’m going to give you a peek into my process and then offer you another way to use tags.\

Ronda Palazzari for MME
The first thing I always do when creating a tag is decide on a color story.  Here I drew inspiration from The Sweetest Thing Honey.  I loved the grey, yellow, pink, & black color combo.  I used both paints and spray inks on the background of my tag. 

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I always love adding black to my tags.  It really grounds the design.  Stamps are a great way to add in those black elements.  If you aren’t sure where to place the image, you can use the packaging image to see where it might look best. 

Ronda Palazzari for MME

I love the brads in The Sweetest Thing.The cool thing about them is you can take them apart to mix and match the colors and/or designs to meet your needs.  Here I also added a bit of black ink around the edge to make it pop.

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I added a few splatters of black paint along with the beautiful black doily from The Sweetest Thing-Honey 'Love' stickers.  To finish the tag, I used the 'One of a Kind' layered stickers and some bakers twine. 

Repeating design elements in odd numbers is always a good thing.  On this tag it’s the black doily design. This tag is so pretty and would be great on a gift.

Ronda Palazzari for MME
But have you ever thought about using your tags on a layout?  It’s a great way to add layers to any page.

I had this photo on my desk for a while waiting on the perfect color story.  Once I completed the tag I noticed how well the photo & tag went together.  I pulled out The Sweetest Thing Honey 'Love' Bouquet patterned paper and started layering elements starting with my tag.

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To make the tag stand out a bit more, I added some yellow ink on the background.  I am so happy I left long tails on my bow because they look so cute looped around the page. 

I added a few enamel dots on both the tag & layout along with a few chipboard hexagons.

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I wanted a strip of patterned paper to anchor the tag to the page so I decided to use the grey stripes of the Lost & Found 3 Ruby Doily paper.   

The Sweetest Thing Honey journal card, brads and stickers look so good tucked underneath the stripes.  I inked all edges with black ink to make them stand out a bit more.   

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I repeated elements from the tag onto my layout like the black splatters, the enamel dots, and the black doily design found in both the brad and chipboard piece. 

To give the brad element a little more texture, I pulled up the edges to make it look more like a flower. 

I hope today's post helped you find another use for your tag creations.  Thanks for joining me today!

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Supplies: The Sweetest Thing-Honey: ‘Love’ Bouquet patterned paper,stickers,enamel dots, ‘Simply Lovely’ brads,‘Happiness” stamps,‘Perfect’ chipboard elements,journal card.‘One of a Kind’ layered sticker; Lost & Found 3-Ruby: Doily patterned paper,Misc:BasicGreey alphabet stickers, adhesive, ink, paint, spray ink, stencil, twine

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I Spy with MME- January 2013 Edition

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Good morning blog readers! Today it's time for another 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 "Inspiring Cards and Layouts" Pinterest board. 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 six 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!

 

Designer: Katarina Damm-Blomberg

Katarina says: The LO is about my daughters stubborn personality, and the title says: It´s you who decides who you are. 

Why it caught our eye: We LOVE the alternating strips of paper,chipboard, and tape. The sweet scattering of buttons, brads, and enamel dots add the perfect finishing touch to a vibrant and beautiful page. This scrapbook page made us happy as soon as we saw it, and happy is always good.

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Designer: Lynette Jacobs

Lynette says: I wanted to showcase this photo of my grand daughter in a special way and when I found the chevron background for the Silhouette, I knew it would be perfect to use with My Minds Eye papers.

Why it caught our eye: Well...just LOOK at it. This page rocks. Every detail is just perfection and if this was our page, we'd frame it instead of putting it in a scrapbook. Lynette has really been using MME to perfection lately...we've pinned a million of her layouts!

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Designer: Laurie LaRiviere

Laurie says: I created this layout to highlight this super sweet photo of my cousin Vinny and his girlfriend Sara, I love the photo and these My Minds Eye papers showcase it nicely.

Why it caught our eye: We love the grid design coupled with the awesome layering. Another happy layout. The color and pattern combinations are sweet and the embellishment choices are perfect.

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Designer: Cheryl Ashworth 

Cheryl says: When I decided to do a 2012 December Daily, I knew I had to use All is Bright. I love the colours, patterns and overall feeling of the collection. I made the album from kraft cards and envelopes, with all sorts of tags, flaps and pockets to fill with my favourite MME patterns and embellishments. I love how well the blue and red teamed with the kraft.

Why it caught our eye: We LOVE seeing projects featuring our products, and right now we love seeing December Dailys using our papers and embellishments. Cheryl created one awesome album and she really made MME shine.

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Designer: Sherri Funk

Sherri says:The Indie Chic collection provided the perfectly cheerful with a hint of masculine touch for this layout of my nephew.  Stitching the pinked circles together grounded the layout and really helped the b&w photos to pop off the page.

Why it caught our eye: Sherri used Indie Chic beautifully here. Such a masculine, perfect layout. The pinked circle grid + stitching made this page jump right off of the computer screen. Just lovely.

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Designer: Christin Gronnslett

Christin says: This is a layout that was made for the Cocoa Daisy Midway crop where one of the criteria’s was to create movement with the journaling, so that is why my journaling is a little bit here and there.

Why it caught our eye: In a word...STUNNING. The layering, the pops of color, the delicate female touches. We just love this one. The details could keep us looking forever. This is another one that belongs on an easel or on the wall.

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Thanks for stopping by today, MME fans!

I am headed off to CHA today. I will be live blogging and there will be MANY interactive contests and games. Make sure you are following us on:

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

See you soon!

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Details by Jana

Happy Wednesday guys! So glad you stopped by today, Jana has a pretty layout to share with you all!

Oh- and make sure you enter all of the fun giveaways from the past week.

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My Girl/Boy Crazy

 

Details by Jana Eubank

Jana Eubank for MME
 

Supplies: Lost and Found 3-Oliver:Yellow Honey Embossed Paper, Collage Glitter Paper, Yellow Floral Paper, White Floral Paper, Mixed Floral Glitter Paper, Ledger Stripe Paper, Adornments, 12 x 12 Chipboard, 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet

Jana says:One thing that I LOVE about the Lost and Found 3 collection is all of the textures. This collection not only has embossed papers, but check out the glittered papers, glittered chipboard pieces, metal accents, and soft trims. I tried to incorporate all of these different textures on this page.

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I wanted to use the square artisan chipboard shape in two places on this page … I used my scissors to cut it into two pieces and tucked the raw edge of each piece behind my photos.  I also handcut a few flowers from the Mixed Floral Glitter paper, and then added the white lace trim underneath the bottom edge of the striped pattern paper strip.


 

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New Collection Reveals- My Girl+Boy Crazy

Welcome back to the MME blog for our very last day of new product reveals (BOOOO!).

We are so sad to be wrapping up this special blog event, but hope that many of you will be at Winter CHA in Anaheim.

Stop by and see us in Booth 553!

We know you will just love what we have to share today.

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First we have My Girl! This collection is just HAPPY.  My Girl is full of bright colors like pink,red,blue, and yellow and jam packed with fun motifs  such as flowers, cameras, bicycles, hot air balloons, ice cream cones and pinwheels.

The B-Sides are jam packed with usable patterns like stripes, dots, zig zags, and grids.

Everything about My Girl is playful and uplifting!

My Girl contains twelve 12x12 double sided papers:

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My Girl also includes a 6x6 paper pad, chipboard die cuts, stickers, layered stickers, decorative brads, decorative tape, felt accents, decorative buttons, enamel dots (see them in the photographs below), layered stickers, stamps, and a paper+accessory pack.

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Here are some photos of the product in actual images vs. digital reproductions:

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And some My Girl projects by our fabulous designers:

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And last (but CERTAINLY not least) we have Boy Crazy.

Boy Crazy is allll boy. This collection includes blues, grays, yellows, and reds. It  includes fun motifs as well...blimps, stars, robots, rocket ships, cars, submarines, and arrows. This collection is just perfect for scrapping the precious boys in your life.

The B-Sides, just as in My girl, are covered with usable patterns like stripes, stars, grids, zig zags, and dots.

Boy Crazy contains twelve 12x12 double sided papers:

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Boy Crazy also includes a 6x6 paper pad, chipboard die cuts, stickers, layered stickers, decorative brads, decorative tape, felt accents, decorative buttons, enamel dots, layered stickers, stamps, and a paper+accessory pack.

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Here are some photographs of the product:

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And some projects from Tina and Jana!

 

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So...what's the verdict? Are you loving these two collections?

Would you like a chance to win one? If you are interested, leave a comment here (telling me what you think). We will draw one lucky winner on Friday, January 18.

Good luck, guys! Have a fabulous Tuesday!

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New Collection Reveal- Decorative Tape Sets

Happy Monday MME fans! So glad you are back today as we have something extra exciting to share with you.

We are releasing six new decorative tape sets!

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 There are six sets...gray/yellow, orange/pink, green/navy, red/turquoise, blue, and red/black.

Each tape set contains eight rolls of decorative tape and each roll has over 15 feet of decorative tape!

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Each set is comprised of classic+trendy patterns. Amongst the sets  you will see stripes,zig zags, arrows, polka dots, and others.

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These sets are perfect for gift wrapping, home decor..and of course scrapbooking and card making!

We hope you love them as much as we do!

So what do you think? Do you like the look of our Decorative Tape sets?

Which set is your favorite? Leave a comment here (telling us what jumps out and catches your eye) if you are interested in winning all six sets. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday, January 18.

Tomorrow we will be back with one more new collection reveal!

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Sketch, Cocoa Daisy, and Gossamer Blue WINNERS!

December Sketch Challenge- Jinny Newlin

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Cocoa Daisy kit winner- 82 Kayla Foister said...Everyone did an awesome job on these layouts. I love Original by Mandy Kay Starner, you can't get much cooler than a little girl with a mustache! I discovered Cocoa Daisy while researching kit clubs and I would love to win some of their goodies! They have awesome kits and really cute stamps!

 

Gossamer Blue kit winner- 249Tracee Provis said...

Wow what a great kit, would love to win, Thankyou for the chance Tx
CONGRATULATIONS ladies! Please email me at stephanie(AT)mymindseye(DOT)com . Thanks!

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New Collection Reveal- Collectable {Notable and Memorable}

Welcome back to DAY TWO of our new collection reveals!

Today we are back with the final two color schemes of Collectable by Jen Allyson!

As always, you can win a color scheme of your choice by leaving a comment. So feast on the eye candy and then make sure to leave a comment!

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The first color scheme we have for you today is Notable. Fresh, joyful, and vibrant, these products will have you feeling happy

Comprised of oranges,blues,greens, and yellows...this color scheme is perfect for any project.

In this color scheme there are 10 double-sided papers, a 6x6 pad,die cut titles and journaling cards, layered stickers, chipboard accents, enamel dots,  decorative tape, tiny word stickers, label stickers, stamps, pins, decorative brads, decorative buttons, and decorative stickers.

 Here are the individual pieces of Collectable- Notable.. Click on each one to make it larger!

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And some projects by our designers showcasing Notable:

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  Tamara Jensen for MME Tamara Jensen

 

The last Collectable color scheme is Memorable. Memorable is sweet, soft, and delicate. These papers and embellishments scream spring.

Memorable is made up of hues of green,pink, purple, blue, yellow and gray.

In this color scheme there are 10 double-sided papers, a 6x6 pad,die cut titles and journaling cards, layered stickers, chipboard accents, enamel dots,  decorative tape, tiny word stickers, label stickers, stamps, pins, decorative brads, decorative buttons, and decorative stickers.

 Here are the individual pieces of Collectable- Memorable. Click on each one to make it larger!

 

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And here is a layout showcasing Memorable.

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Are you in love with Notable and Memorable? Would you like to win one of these color schemes? If you are interested, leave a comment here (telling me what jumped out and caught your eye). We will draw one lucky winner on Friday, January 18.

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

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New Collection Reveal- Collectable {Remarkable and Unforgettable}

Welcome, welcome, WELCOME MME fans! We have a very exciting couple of weeks planned for you!

Today starts our new collection sneak peeks. And we are starting with the biggest thing we have to share.

Introducing Collectable by Jen Allyson!

To say we are thrilled to show this to you would be a massive understatement. We just know you will love each and every piece!

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The first color scheme that we are introducing you to is called Remarkable. Playful and nostalgic all at once...these papers and embellishments will make you want to create.

Comprised of primary colors with a splash of aqua/green...this collection is great for any layout but especially perfect for all of those boy layouts you've been needing to make.

In this color scheme there are 10 double-sided papers, a 6x6 pad,die cut titles and journaling cards, layered stickers, chipboard accents, enamel dots,  decorative tape, tiny word stickers, label stickers, stamps, pins, decorative brads, decorative buttons, and decorative stickers.

 Here are the individual pieces of Collectable- Remarkable. Click on each one to make it larger!

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And some photos of the colors of the collection in person:

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And some layouts made using Collectable-Remarkable.

Amber Packer for MME

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 Stephanie Howell (doily die cuts by martha stewart)

 

 

The second color scheme that we are sharing today is called Unforgettable. Unforgettable is vibrant, sweet, romantic, and trendy all rolled into one.

Unforgettable is made up of pinks,yellows,blues and browns and is the perfect mix of geometric and floral.

In this color scheme there are 10 double-sided papers, a 6x6 pad,die cut titles and journaling cards, layered stickers, chipboard accents, enamel dots,  decorative tape, tiny word stickers, label stickers, stamps, pins, decorative brads, decorative buttons, and decorative stickers.

 Here are the individual pieces of Collectable-Unforgettable. Click on each one to make it larger!

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So what do you think? Do you love Collectable as much as we do? Can you even BEGIN to choose a favorite 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, January 18.

Tomorrow we will be back with two more color schemes from Collectable and another prize pack.

Happy Thursday!

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Doilies!

NOTE: There will not be a challenge posted today. there will be a challenge halfway through the month, and the special Gossamer Blue contest/challenge at the end of the month.

I will post the sketch challenge winner later today. Thanks!

Today Tamara is sharing some inspiration on how to use our adhesive doilies. Enjoy!

Tamara Jensen for MME
Supplies:Lost and Found 3-Oliver:Blue Quatrafoil Embossed patterned paper, stickers, brads, decorative tape, layered stickers;The Sweetest Thing-Honey:chipboard and decorative tape;The Sweetest Thing- Bluebell:decorative tape;Indie Chic-Citron:Tangerine patterned paper;Misc: White cardstock, blue thread, black ink and pen, frame printed from from CSI pdf

Tamara says:I created this layout as a guest designer for CSI (Colors, Stories, Inspiration). I incorporated many elements from their "Case File" assignment: the colors - teal, yellow, orange, gray, and white, doily pattern, transparent elements, and framed journaling. It was fun to use this case file as inspriation and try out a color combination with design elements I hadn't thought of. It also worked perfectly with this recent portrait of my daughter.

Tamara Jensen for MME
The fabulous Lost and Found Oliver line already had the teal, grey and yellow color palette I needed (I especially LOVE the embossed Quatrafoil paper).

I added a touch of orange from the Indie Chic collection. I used the fabulous doily stickers and brads running along the right side of my layout. For the transparent element, I used the decorative tapes from The Sweetest Thing. I love the translucent quality of the tape, it reminds me of vellum.

Happy New Year!

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January Kit Club Spotlight-Gossamer Blue

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Welcome to our January kit club spotlight! This month we are THRILLED to share Gossamer Blue with you. Gossamer Blue is a kit club with heart. We love them for the way they put kits together (they love MME!) and for the  way they treat their customers.


Here is a little bit about Gossamer Blue: 

Located in California, Gossamer Blue is a monthly crafts club dedicated to inspiring and motivating memory keepers and crafters alike. Not only is a fabulous box of well-coordinated crafting products shipped to your door each month, you will also find valuable, exclusive resources and incentives for inspiring and motivating you all month long. We believe our job has only just begun after the kits ship.
 Founder & Designer Lori Gentile launched Gossamer Blue in 2012, after nearly a decade of designing and coordinating for scrapbooking kit clubs and manufacturers. Lori’s twelve-year career in Corporate America and her subsequent years in the Scrapbooking Industry have taught her to value organization and customer service above all else.
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We have something fun and different for you with this kit club spotlight.

My Mind's Eye and Gossamer Blue  are teaming up this January to bring you both inspiration and a challenge. We are starting the month heavy on the inspiration. Gossamer Blue's January kits host a huge assortment of MME products all beautifully paired to work together with other manufacturers products, as well as products from your stash.

The following projects are all created using the January kits by My Mind's Eye and Gossamer Blue team members.

Christine Middlecamp for MME
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Cindy Liebel for MME
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Jana Eubank for MME
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Stephanie Howell for MME
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Angie Gutshall for MME
Angie Gutshall

 

Magda Mizera for MME
Magda Mizera

 

We hope you are inspired and ready to create!

Leave us a comment by Friday, January 4th to be entered to win a GB January main kit!!

GBJanuarykitThe winner will be picked at random and posted on Saturday, January 5th.


Also...be prepared to participate in a special MME/GB challenge coming later in the month after we've returned from the CHA Show. This is one challenge you will not want to miss!

The challenge will be posted on Saturday, January 26 and will involve very special prizes. :)

See you soon...Happy 2013!

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