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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Karen said...

I love these mini squash books Amber! What a fun and quick gift!

Judy said...

LOVE the layouts and the little squash books!!!! You are SO creative! :0)

AngMomof3 said...

Amber, you are crazy good. These are ultra creative-- I'd never recognized the pattern papers from the full 12x12 sheet. Way to transform product into beautiful projects!