May 31, 2012

Miss Caroline (by My Mind's Eye) - Fun Fun Fun!!!

This is such a fun line! The colors and patterns have a kind of nostalgic feel to them, but are versatile enough that they can be used for many types of layouts. I chose to use them for two fun carnival ride layouts.

A new technique I tried on this layout was creating the string of flags at the bottom of the page. This is a pretty popular look right now, but I hadn't tried it before.  I just cut out small squares and folded them diagonally in half running a string down the middle then glueing them closed.

I was trying to mimic the lights of the ride on this layout by glueing rhinestones down in lines then coloring them with copic markers. They look dull in the picture, but in person the colors are brighter.

This mini 3x3 inch squash book was so easy to make and I love how it turned out! I also absolutely LOVE the gray/teal color combo of these papers and embellishments! I made this using some old pictures of my mom and her siblings. She's going to love it! I used my Tim Holtz die to cut out the flower and my nestabilities dies for the photos and mats. I left lots of room for journaling too!

Lastly, since school is coming to end, I thought I'd make a card that any teacher would love to get. This one is pretty simple, but has a fun twist with how it opens, and the fun notepaper look of the Dilly Dally line lent itself perfectly to this purpose. Now that I look at the pictures of this card, I think a pocket for a coffee gift card would fit just perfectly inside!

You are going to fall in love with this line just like I did! You really can't go wrong with My Mind's Eye, and Paper Pals always has the MME collections on the spinning racks in the back.
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May 29, 2012

New line from Authentique - Genuine Collection

Authentique has produced a new collection called "Genuine" that is full of gorgeous blues, gold, and white.  This line is so versatile - as you can see by what I did with it in these photos.

The blue background and gold "tickets" on my "The Boys" layout really spoke "Boy Scouts" to me.  You could go in another direction completely and this lovely paper could serve as the backdrop for a date night, movie event, wedding or another party, you name it...this could do it.  Other paper in the line include more feminine motifs such as butterflies, flowers, and quotes about friendship.  The accompanying sticker page, yellow flowers, and other accessories really make this line so fabulous for layouts, cards, and perhaps a mini-album for a friend!


This star paper is from the same line and again, you could use it with this line to focus on many other things, but the stars and casual look spoke "4th of July" to me.  The accessories (sticker) sheet lends itself so well to make simple cards with heartfelt sentiments. 

 You really must head over to Paper Pals and check out this beautiful line of paper and accessories.  All paper is double sided (and you're only getting a sneak preview on these layouts)!  You'll love this line and Karen and Kristi will love to see YOU!
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May 26, 2012

Guest Designer: Joan Budd

We just had to share these amazing layouts created by Joan Budd from her daughters wedding.  She used the new Tim Coffey Travel Line and the new Oceana Line from Creative Imaginations we have in the store right now!  Thanks Joan -
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