Daily Archives: February 4, 2008

Back to Scrapping…

As most of you probably know…I love patterned paper. Actually…confession time…I have a serious addiction to buying it. 😉 On of my favorite paper companies is My Mind’s Eye. I love Tres Jolie, Confetti, Signature Life, the new Out and About. I just can’t resist it. This is paper review week at Craft Critique and yes….I chose My Mind’s Eye patterned papers to review. You can check it out at My Mind’s Eye…I’m loving their vision

Beautiful and Unique


This is one of the designs I created for my Craft Critique review. I love this Tres Jolie line paper and wanted to highlight some of their fabulous cardstock borders strips, as well as titles, quotes and die cuts. They make it so easy to create a beautiful layout. I decided to have a little fun with this layout by adding some stamping. The My Mind’s Eye paper is fabulous for stamping on. It absorbs the ink well with no bleeding or beading. I used some of the gorgeous new The Rummage Bin sets from Cornish Heritage Farms. To stamp right on the photograph, I used white stazon ink. To stamp the “frame” on the photo…I just inked up part of the title box stamp jks-beautiful-and-unique-cl.jpgfrom The Art of Framing set and first stamped one corner, turned and stamped the other. I know the photo looks black and white but it was edited to sepia in Photoshop Elements 5.0. The flower is photo tinted using Ranger Cut n Dry nibs with Mountain Rose and Watermelon Adirondack inks. To get a close-up of this design…just click on the photo. I’ve been so inspired lately by a couple incredibly talented scrapbookers… Lesley Langdon and Nancy Houten. I had so much fun with this layout, I just know I’m going to be getting back to my scrapping roots. 🙂

{Wishing you a beautiful day!}

Supply List:
-ornate semi circle, clock and quote from Time to Stamp stamp set(The Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Beautiful word stamp from Beautiful stamp set (The Rummage Bin) Cornish Heritage Farms
– Princess & Frame on photo from Art of Framing stamp set (The Rumamge Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger
-Watermelon Adirondack Ink by Ranger
-White Stazon by Tsukineko
Burnt Umber Hybrid Ink by Stewart Superior
-Birchtone Medium cardstock by Prism Papers
-cardstock sentiment, patterned paper and cardstock sticker strips by My Mind’s Eye
-sewing machine
-Circle cutter by EK Success
-small corner rounder – EK Success
-buttons from My Mind’s Eye
-jumbo brads by Karen Foster Designs
-linen thread
brown velvet ribbon – May Arts