Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th! / My Mind's Eye + a GIVEAWAY & a SALE!

Hey there, and Happy 4th of July!  I have a layout to share today for My Mind's Eye.  It was up on the blog yesterday.  Nothing screams Summer Time like Independence Day, and I wanted to celebrate by creating a fun and festive layout featuring the reds and blues from the Necessities collections! 

These cute photos of my little firecracker were perfect, so I built my mixed media page around those.  I started with white cardstock, gesso and watercolors.  I created a messy red background and then added splatters of blue.  I used some distress inks and watercolors around the edges to give a more defined touch of blue.  

I backed that with the Reds “Dots” Paper to give some interest around the edges.  I used a star die cut from The Cut Shoppe and traced around it.  There is minimal patterned paper behind my photos and a few pieces of glitter tape.  I created this cute banner with a punch and several pieces of papers from the 6x6 paper pads.  I used some of the glitter and metallic tapes to cover some of the banner pieces for extra shine!

I cut the word “Star” on my Silhouette Cameo and then used the Silver Metallic Tape to cover it up.  I wanted it to be shiny, and this is the result!  This is an easy and fun way to use your tapes.  Definitely a great idea for a 4th of July page!  You can also see here that I used pop dots for my banner and layered a part of my title on top of it.

Here’s a shot of the banner.  Again, I used the Red Metallic Tape to cover this banner piece.  I just love the shine it gives!

Here’s a close up of the die cut against the red watercolors.  You can also see the Red Glitter Tape and Silver Metallic Tape behind and on top of my photos.

Here you can see the dimension that layers create.  I used some of the Blue Dotted Tape as a layer under my photos…such a great pop of color.  I also used some red brads to hold my banner into place.

I hope this inspires you to use the Necessities collections to create a fun and bright holiday project!  All of the pieces make it super easy and fun to celebrate the red, white and blue!

In other scrappy news, Heidi Sonboul is having a big giveaway over on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog today as well as a fun photo hunt!

All you have to do is go to the Chickaniddy blog HERE and leave a comment to be entered to win.  The prize is the Date Night collection!  Also, make sure you check out the Photo Hunt.  You can find the list HERE.  It's a great way to get your photos in a fun new way.

Also, you need to know about the big Independence Day SALE going on at My Scraps & More this weekend!

Everything in the store is 35% off this weekend, and orders over $50 SHIP FREE!  The sale goes through Sunday at midnight.  Use the code INDEPENDENCE35 at checkout.  The free shipping will appear without a code after $50.

In addition, all Christmas and Winter items are 50% off as well.  (No code needed for this.)  The discount will be taken off at checkout.  **Please note:  This 50% off is NOT IN ADDITION to the 35% off.  Go HERE for this sale.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a HAPPY 4th of JULY!


  1. What an awesome layout!! Love the cut file you used and love the colors!!!

  2. Love those stars Missy!! This is just gorgeous!!

  3. LOVE LOVE that fun background and all those amazing stars!!!!!

  4. This is so fun, Missy! What a cutie patootie! LOVE that banner and all your little, foil bits and that fantastic, watercolor treatment! LOVE! So sorry it's been awhile since I've been by. Life has me running, but I've been thinking about you. Hugs!

  5. Such a fun Fourth of July layout, Missy! I love the way you used the Counting Stars cut file!!