Tuesday, November 24, 2015

High Goofy Factor / My Mind's Eye

Happy Tuesday, scrappy friends :)  Today I'm sharing my newest layout for My Mind's Eye.  I wanted to use the My Story collection to create a layout about something I'm thankful for.  I saw these silly pictures of me and my husband and thought about how grateful I am that we have such a down-to-earth relationship.  We aren't afraid to be goofy and silly together, and I love that about us.  So I decided to create this really long title....and I used #311 because our anniversary is March 11.  And I've been struggling with how to use those typewriters...problem solved!  I love when I get an idea that actually turns out well...haha :D

I started with some of the My Colors Glimmer Cardstock in Polished Stone...I just love this beautiful light grey color.  I have really been inspired by Paige Evans for quite a while, and one of her techniques is using a square punch to create mix-matched chevrons out of patterned papers.  I tried it for the first time and LOVED it!  You just cut the squares diagonally in half and then arrange them into triangle rows.  I adhered them all down and then added some white gesso.  I also added in some spray inks and gelatos for a messy watercolor look.

These colors....swoon!  I added some gold machine stitching once everything was dry.  I just love this texture and color.

Aren't these typewriters adorable?  I love that there is space on the "paper" to write something.  I used some alpha stickers and some alpha stamps to type my message.  The pink one is from the chipboard sheet, and the yellow one is from the sticker sheet.

I love these black & white alpha stickers from the Just Sayin' collection.  I'm almost out...I need more!  I love the shadowed look.  I smudged a bit of gesso over them to give them a worn-in look.

This is probably the longest title I've created in a while.  I mixed and matched so many things...three different alpha sticker sheets, a die cut from my Cameo and some alpha stamps on a piece of transparency paper.  I love the effect of using different alphas and elements to make a title.  It just keeps things interesting :)

I hope this inspires you to create a layout about something you're thankful for....even if it is something small.  I think all of those small things really turn out to be big things in the end :)

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for visiting me!


  1. I totally adore the chevron pattern made using the squares. How many inches are they please? You know I thought of you at JoAnn's 50% off all scrapbooking product 3 day sale today. Heidi Shine for $3! ha, ha. Fair is fair, you got me purchasing thread and gelatos...