June 1, 2009

New from My Mind's Eye - Pretty Please line

Have you ever seen a new paper line and began your love affair with it at first sight? Come on, be honest, you have, haven't you? That is exactly how I felt when I first saw the new Pretty Please line from My Mind's Eye. I knew instantly I had to find some photos of my pretty girl, Camryn, to use for these pages.

Right...you may not think of pink flowered paper and robin's egg blue accents when you hear "piano recital". That is...unless your piano student wore a pink dress to her recital. Ta-da...this worked perfectly! This page came together quickly using the matching embellishments page, the super cute and sparkly sticker letters, some bling, and of course some Glossy Accents.

I rarely create layouts with a "ginormous" photo like this, but my friend Heather (yes, of PPDT "fame") took Camryn to Sunshine Flowers (u-pick flowers near Pullman) a few years ago and I had never scrapbooked the photos (gasp!). I'm so glad I hadn't...because this just made me happy to look back at photos from 3 years ago. Don't forget to dig out your EK Success 3-D dots to add dimension to your embellishments.

Think outside the box...yes...add black velvet ribbon to a card that is "springy". Yes...add Glossy Accents whenever and wherever you can. Yes, mix the pattern of ribbon with the pattern on the paper...it works!

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Karen said...

Yes! It does work! Such fun ideas and great tips!

London Tierney said...

be still my heart...3-d dots are my fav! lol. Love all the advice in this post lady! You are putting together some bright cards/layouts lately and I totally dig it! these cards are perfect for when you are looking for that perfect sentiment! Great work!

AngMomof3 said...

Oh, Anita! I think these are such a great example for using these papers! Way to rock the flowers.

Heather said...

I dig that girl of yours, Anita. The paper is so nice and spring/summer, and is super versatile--thanks for sharing!