May 26, 2009

My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria and Adorn It's Gone Fishin'

People, summer is nearly here. That means two things: weddings and being outside. My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria is perfect for weddings and parties, and Adorn It's Gone Fishing line is great for scrapbooking your photos of fishing and the great outdoors.

My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria is fancy...snazzy...and deserving of more than pictures of a baby. I started out with a photo from my friend Oscar's wedding last summer. It was a lot of fun, and at a beautiful garden in Kennewick. The Andrea Victoria paper fit really well with the theme and tone of their wedding (or even weddings in general).

I also did a layout with some photos of my friends when they were eighteenish and what they know now that they didn't know then. It turned out really cool, and I love having something like this to remember my friends by. And yes, inquiring minds, that is your DT Member Anita in the lower left hand picture--what a babe!The cards I made with this line were also fun and elegant--the die cut tags and borders really make your work pop.

Does anyone else get Bon App├ętit? Because someone wrote an article in this month's issue talking about her family's freezer full of salmon. My dad would also go fishing every year in Alaska and stock our freezer with fresh and smoked salmon. When we go home to visit, salmon is one thing I always request. To honor the deliciousness that awaits me when I go home, I used some of the photos from my dad's fishing trips in 2008 and 2006 to various lodges in Canada. I also used the divided scrapbook pages from We R Memory Keepers. The page used is the one with 3 - 4x6 openings, 2 - 6x4 openings, and 1 - 12x12 sleeve. It was incredibly easy to create a well-designed page in hardly any time.

The fishing cards were also a lot of fun to make. What, you don’t think you could make cards with paper designed for fishing? You totally can!

And last but not least, there is one thing that I've discovered in the last week that I have used on every layout: Ranger's Glossy Accents. Anita talked about them before in her last post. It's amazing! It's like clear, shiny puffy paint that adds a little somethin' somethin' to your layouts. It’s like Diamond Glaze, but it holds it’s shape and adds dimension to your projects. Since I do relatively simple layouts, I rely on the details to make layouts and cards special. I used it to highlight the title on the "Gone Fishing" layout, as well as the design elements in the Andrea Victoria line. I love it when I find something that just works, and is totally worth whatever I paid for it (Stickles are also up on that list).

So: go out, take your fancy and your outdoors photos and make some new pages for the summer. Or, better yet, grab your friends and family and make some new memories (and then scrapbook it!).

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Anita Cory said...

Love these pages and cards...but I was lucky to have a "sneak preview".

I really do love the symbolism of the two cirles on the wedding page...maybe it was unintentional, but I love the simplicity and the beauty of this page.

Ah made me fall madly in love with Stickles...just returning the favor with Glossy Accents!

AngMomof3 said...

I also love the simplicity of your pages. You used the beautiful Andrea Victora papers perfectly in a subdued way.

Thanks for sharing an example with the divided scrapbook page. I like the way your page looks in this format.

Lovely stuff!

London Tierney said...

YAY! I love love love that mustard and gray paper from M.M.E! it's soooo pretty! Good work love! I love the little fishy cards too, is that hemp string? It adds a nice touch to the fishing theme!

Heather said...

London--it's a fishing leader and hemp string. I'm becoming a big big fan of hemp string.

Karen said...

Your fishing layouts blew me away! I am loving the new page protector from WE R! Such a great way to make a quick page!

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