Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Mind's Eye Jubilee "Wild Berry" cards

Hey there, blog friends!!  How are you doing today?  We went from 85 degrees on Monday to 52 degrees today....so THAT has been a shock to my system.  Lol!  I am SO not ready for cold weather, so I hope it warms up again a bit after this cold front moves through.  Yikes!  I mentioned on my last post that I have some news about my crafty life, but I am not quite ready to share it yet.  Hopefully I will have a moment to think about how I want to write up the post & get it done for this weekend.

But today I have some cards using the new My Mind's Eye Jubilee Wild Berry products, and they are AWESOME!  I will admit...I am completely smitten with the bold colors, brush script & tribal patterns included in this collection.  Everything about it makes me smile, and I couldn't wait to pull all of the different elements out and start layering & piecing them together. And because everything about this collection is so bold, I kept my card designs simple in order to not overwhelm your senses! Check them out!


Supplies: Jubilee-Wild Berry: 6x6 paper pad, chipboard elements, rub-ons, flair pins, mixed bag, decorative brads, enamel dots, & journal cards.

Card Challenges:
-Runway Inspired #67
-Word Art Wednesday #149

I love the bits of dimension that all of the fabulous My Mind's Eye accents & embellishments add to my cards, especially from the brads & enamel dots.  They are some of my favorite accents!!
 
Thanks for checking out my cards for today....I hope you enjoyed them!! 
 
Until later,
~L.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Mind's Eye Catch Up

Hi there, blog friends!  How has life been?  I know that I have been fairly absent from my blog this summer.  Even in the posts that have gone up, I feel as though I have been distant.  In all honesty, I have felt a bit off creatively since coming home from Montana in July.  I've been pretty quiet on all of my social media fronts (blogging, Facebook & Instagram)...plus I've just been super busy and we've been gone a lot.  I have stepped down from a couple of creative teams (I'll talk more about that this weekend when I have a longer sharing post) in hopes to rejuvenate a bit, and feel it will really help me to create for something other than design team deadlines. 

The start of Fall always helps bring back the creativity that I feel I lose most summers.  And while I am not ready for colder weather (ugh), I am ready for a little more time to sit down at my crafty area with a hot latte or chai. 

With that being said, one team that I am staying on until they kick me off (lol) is My Mind's Eye!!  My projects have been running on the MME blog all summer long, but I haven't had as much time to get them posted here.  So, I wanted to catch up on some of my projects from the past couple months!

Up first is this card set using some of the new Just Sayin' collection by Rhonna Farrer.  Rhonna never disappoints....like ever.  I have loved her product from the early days at Two Peas & Autumn Leaves (do you remember THAT company?!  Lol!) to her more recent collections for MME & her digital community.
 Oh how I love all the gold accents, and beautiful pinks & minty greens included in this collection.  It fits me to a tee, and I foresee myself using every single bit of it.  Sigh...amazing work Rhonna!!  (I think she might be my crafty crush....lol!)

This next card set I revisted some products that were released earlier this year.  I used the Now & Then "Izzy"collection by Jen Allyson.  I LOVE how these cards turned out!  I don't often make very masculine cards, and I think they would work perfectly to give to the special men/boys in your life.


I have one last set of cards to share with you using the Market Street "Ashbury Heights" collection.  Seriously....what isn't there to LOVE about the Market Street collections.  BOTH of them are amazing, and I used lots of products on these two cards & just layered, layered, layered. 

Well, there you have it!!  A quick catch up on the projects I have made recently for the MME blog!!  I have another card set posting to on Wednesday, and I will make sure that they post here as well. 

I hope that you have a wonderful evening, and I will be back soon to share a little bit more about where I am at creatively, and hopefully have more projects!!

Until later,
~L.

Winnie & Walter August Blog Hop Winner

Hey there, blog friends!  Just wanted to pop in and post the winner of the Winnie & Walter stamp set from my stop on last week's blog hop!!  Without further ado...

Congratulations Rita!!  Please email info @ winniewalter.com (without the spaces) with your name, mailing address and your choice of stamp set from the August Release.

Thanks for playing along with our blog hop & checking out our newest stamp designs!!  We can't wait to see what you do with them!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Winnie & Walter August Release Tour of Stars

Hey there, blog friends!  I am super excited about tonight, because this is my first time officially participating in a Winnie & Walter release as part of The Talent!  I've been on the team for a little while now, but was unable to be part of the last release due to my schedule in July.  I am super excited to be playing along!!

This month we are having one big blog hop to showcase all the new product.  We are releasing three new stamp sets this month, in a new LARGE size!!  These stamp sets are 6x8, and chalk FULL of images.  I think you are going to love them so much!

For my first card, I used the new Halloween set called "Moonlight".  I kept it nice & simple, but added a little bit of artsy to it by watercoloring the background in orange & yellow and flinging some black droplets on it (which also flung all over my face, & I totally giggled when I looked at myself in the mirror). 





Keeping with the season, I created a more fall themed card using the new stamp set called "A Tree for All Seasons".  I kept a neutral color palette for the most part, other than the sweet little red bird.  I thought it was a nice small pop of color to a card that was mostly brown.

Considering this is a blog hop, you should have arrived here from Laura's blog, and your next stop is Mayuri's blog.  If you've happened upon this post, and want to participate in the entire blog hop...check out the Winnie & Walter blog for a full list & starting point!

These stamps are all available for purchase right now, so head on over to the Winnie & Walter store to pick up your must haves!!  I am also giving away a stamp set of the winner's choice from the August release!!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by August 31st at 11:59 pm CST, and I will pick a winner from all of the comments!! 

I hope that you've enjoyed my cards tonight....have an awesome start to your weekend!

Until later,
~L.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lil Inker August Release Day 3

Hey there, blog friends!  Welcome to day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs August release!  This month's release is SUPER fun, and today I am focusing on all the awesome Halloween goodies that are included in it!   I've combined my new Lil' Inker Designs product with the new My Mind's Eye Halloween collection, "Frightful", and they were a perfect match!!

For this card I combined the Classic Halloween stamp set with the Stitched Ghosts die set, and came up with this whimsical & fun design!  I've added multiple layers, including textures like tulle & trim, and utilized vellum to add the sentiment over top of the diecut ghosts.  This way they still peek through!!

For this card I cut the Ghost Border die from cream colored felt cut to fit the width of an A2 card, then also used the Spooky Word die at the bottom of the felt piece. I layered it all together to the card front, then finished the sentiment using the Boo & Faces stamp set.  How adorable is that ghost border?!!  I am in love with it!!

Here is a look at everything I used today!

Before I let you go here is a list of everyone participating in our hop today:


As always, comment on the designers blog posts. You'll be in the running to win one of three $15 store credits and this being a somewhat special release we're giving away a set of our brand new Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles to one lucky winner!! You have through Monday, September 1st at 11:30 PM EST to comment to be eligible to win one of these prizes!


Thanks for checking out my post today!


Until later,
~L.