January 21, 2011

My Mind's Eye "State of the Heart"

Woo hoo-- I got to work with products from my favorite manufacturer, My Minds Eye!  One of their valentines lines this year is called "State of the Heart" and includes some great patterns.

For this round of projects, I pulled out my sewing machine for some stitching. If I get the machine out, I stitch on everything! (It's probably good that it's a rare event.)

I also went with a paper doll/folded hearts theme. It is still snowflake season, so I joined in the fun with my kids using folded paper and scissors to cut out shapes. Mine were hearts and paper dolls. How would you incorporate these handcut elements (snoflakes, hearts or paper dolls) into your papercrafting?

My first layout is a hybrid layout. I took a digi class through JessicaSprague.com and created her digital layout (posted on my blog here) and then modified it for this valentines layout.
I created a second layout of my daughter and her sweet friend. The idea of adding paper dolls came while I was cutting out folded hearts. I remember as a young girl cutting paper dolls and decorating each to look like my friends. Such a little girl thing, huh?
And, with all my heart cutouts and sewing machine I made up several valentines cards, too.
What will you do for valentines papercrafting this year?

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Judy said...

WOW...amazing layouts and cards!! I love the sewing, too...I need to do more of that, I love what the stitching adds!!
The swirls in the first layout are SOOO neat...I need a lesson on how you did that! And, how did you do the writing with the white ink and swirl?? Fabulous, as always!!!

Leah said...

I saw these in the store. Wow. I love them all. That card with the cut out hearts is so fantastic. Your work is always amazing.

Karen said...

The button heart card is so fun! And all the sewing makes me want to go out and buy a new sewing machine (or at least dig my 25 year old singer out of the basement!!)