Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Mind's Eye

I was provided with this beautiful paper from My Mind's Eye called Bloom and Grow to create some Xyron Design Team projects. The first layout is of my daughter Marley and her cousin Erin. She always calls Erin her "sister". Since both of the girls are only children they are the closest thing to a sister each other will have in life. So, I used one of my favorite photos of them with Marley hugging Erin and created this page called My Sister At Heart. I hand cut the flowers from the MME paper and used Prima leaves behind them to form a heart shaped flower frame. I then hand cut the flower stem from the MME paper as well. I used my Sizzix machine to cut the chipboard hearts and paper to cover them. I used my Cricut to cut the @ symbol. I even used the paper's title Bloom and Grow from the strip of paper on the bottom of the patterned paper that you cut off and throw away as a subtitle at the bottom of the page. I must say this is one of my favorite layouts that I've created lately.

The next layout with the MME paper is of me. Isn't it so hard to scrap yourself? It is for me anyway. I just loved the birds and the Passionate printed die cut, so I decided to scrap myself and tell a few things I'm passtionate about which are my family, my career, my life and my scrapbooking!

National Scrapbooking Day!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed National Scrapbooking Day and got a ton of layouts done. I spent the day surfing the AC Bailey's Design Team Blog Hop which was loads of fun. I learned a ton of cool stuff and completed the challenge which required you to use 3 techniques you learned through the Blog Hop. I chose to use the ribbon flowers, Glossy Accents patterned paper and chipboard buttons and creating a journaling tag from scraps. I used beautiful papers and die cuts from My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Collection. I really like how my NSD Blog Hop Challenge LO came out.

Kaiser Craft Kick

As you can see I have been on a Kaiser Craft kick lately. I just love their products. Their Beyond the Page items are my favorite. I completed the Purse, Desk Clock and Christmas Journal from this line. Their papers are great too. I used the Little Miss line to create the double page layout of my niece Erin's 4th birthday party. I also used the Kaiser Girl rub ons for the title. I used the Tudor paper line on the Desk Clock and the Winter Wonderland line on the Christmas Journal. I used My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters line on the Purse album.