Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Good Times / My Mind's Eye

Hey there, friends!  Happy St. Patrick's Day :)  I have a little bit of green going on in my layout today.  This is my latest project for My Mind's Eye, and it was up on the blog last week.  The MME team is still anxiously awaiting the new product lines, so we've been playing with our stash the past several weeks.

To create this, I used the Now & Then Izzy collection.  I started by using various MME decorative tapes and tearing them to add to the background.  I used some gelatos to smudge some color around and then I added some stamping.  The last several MME collections haven't included stamps, so I pulled out some from the Cut & Paste collection.  I layered a few patterned papers behind my photo and then embellished with die cuts, stickers, flair pins, brads and chipboard pieces.

I love these little banner pieces!  I ran my sewing machine over them to give the effect of actually hanging.  I mixed up my title by using a Cameo cut and some very old chipboard Thickers.  You never know when some of your old stash is going to match something new!  I love that soft color.

By using pop dots to raise my photo up, it makes it so much easier to add thread or embellishments underneath it.  One of my favorite pieces on this page is that viewfinder film circle!  That yellow Everyday is an Adventure circle was from a 3x4 card that I cut out.

Here's a look at the top cluster.  Tapes, a die cut tag, a brad, a flair pin, a word sticker and some thread.  I always try and repeat what I've used on the main section of my layout for my corner clusters.  And I always try to repeat and spread the colors around.

Here you can see the background work.  I love mixing elements like tape and paint (or gelatos, in this case) and stamps.  I added some stitching as well.  You can't have enough texture, right? :)

I hope you find something inspirational here today!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I hope you made a video for this one because I would love to see how you created that background. I love everything about this layout! I might have to scraplift it. 😄

  2. Love the washi tape and stamping behind your photo, Missy!! Such a fun idea!!

  3. Hi Missy! This is definitely one of my favorite pages you've made. The blog my cousins and I run is currently in the middle of a Scrapbooking Series and we are wrapping it up in the next couple weeks. For our final post we will be doing a showcase of sorts, linking to our favorite bloggers/scrappers. Would you be comfortable with us showing this layout & linking back to you? If you have one you like more, feel free to suggest that instead!
    Let me know your thoughts, email us at diyjustcuz@gmail.com !!
    Thanks a bunch, this is awesome. xoxo, Sam from www.diyjustcuz.com