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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Minds Eye Life Stories 8 comments  
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Collection 1 and Daily Doses

Scrapbooking classic colors used to be black and white.  Over the past few years, kraft colored papers are becoming more and more popular, and manufacturers are designing whole lines around this very versatile color.  It has the same qualities as black and white...you can dress it up, you can dress it down, you can use it for a girly layout, and it is perfect for any aged boy.  Heritage layouts are gorgeous, especially any that have a sepia tone to the photograph.  It is neutral enough to match any other colors, making it very popular.

My Minds Eye created Life Stories, which comes in two different collections.  My reveal is showcasing the Collection 1, which contains blues and greens as accents.  I also received some Daily Doses, which are great embellishments for journaling, accent pieces, or frames.  This is the perfect line for experienced designers, as well as  beginning scrapbookers, as it contains papers that can be used totally without embellishments, just pictures and a journaling pen.

Let me show you some of this amazing line!

Here is a layout featuring Kiley on our vacation in Arizona.  It tells the story of her sliding down the natural rock formation at Sliding Rock Park in Sedona, Arizona.   On the layout, I chose a green background (ACOT has the matching Bazzill papers listed by every paper line) and used the kraft papers as an accent.  There is a sheet of diecuts in the paper pack, so along with the Daily Dose, I created a layout of one of her favorite parts of her vacation.

 Here is a second layout of Kiley (sorry about the bad quality of the picture...it was raining that day).  I changed the photograph to a sepia tone, and used the reverse of one of the sheets of papers for the background.  Again, I used the matching Bazzill, a diecut from the sheet, a Daily Dose, a title and some embellishments, and created a simple yet classic looking layout.

 Here is a layout showing how you can use this line for fun topics as well.  I added some bight colored thickers, 2 pictures, and some journaling, and that is it.  It is a simple, fun layout...and MME did all the work!

 Kendall had a male teacher this year, and I was struggling with how to scrap the picture of the two of them.  When I saw this graph paper, I though it would be perfect!  It is very schoolish, and went well with the subject matter.  Do you see the dark brown strip running down the picture?  That is actually the tear off strip from the paper  I liked the look of a darker strip, and it is always good to use all your scraps.

 Lastly, I did a super simple layout of a dinner that my son insisted that we make.  On the show iCarly, they eat spaghetti tacos, so he wanted to try them.  Although it grossed me out, I did see the possible scrapbooking event.  He doesn't like complicated layouts, so I used one of the journaling sheets and created a layout using just the facts.

 If you are looking for a very versatile yet classic line for your scrapbooking needs, this is one that you should consider.  it is fun, easy to work with, and very flexible!

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Posted by 4peasinourpod

Reader Comments ...
11/26/09 11:52 pm
Gorgeous layouts Pam and an awesome reveal!!!

11/25/09 5:30 pm
Awesome, amazing reveal, Pam!!!!!

11/25/09 10:46 am
Awesome layouts, Pam! Wonderful job with the line!

11/24/09 9:51 pm
gorgeous pics - LOVE your LOs

11/24/09 7:05 pm
Some of these are too much fun, some are gorgeous, and ALL of them are fabulous! :)

11/24/09 4:42 pm
These are not easy papers to work with & you did a fabulous job with them! Love the pic of Kiley. She's so pretty.

scraptag . Next to Disneyland
11/24/09 3:38 pm
Beautiful work. i love it all!

Kara . Howard County, Maryland or Woolford
11/24/09 12:27 pm
Pam these are gorgeous. Spaghetti tacos, were they good?