Thursday, September 18, 2008

29th Street Market

My Mind’s Eye products continue to be a classic in the scrapbooking industry that you can count on and the new 29th Street Market collection is no exception. With their heavy weight patterned cardstock that is backed with a coordinating solid and the die cut embellishments to match, you are sure to find something to love.

My Mind’s Eye 29th Street collection is broken up into eight categories; Bright, Carefree, Classic, Fresh, Mellow, Peaceful, Spirit, and the collection I was sent, Fancy. In the Fancy collection I found wonderful shades of blue/teal, green, cream, and brown. The combination of color mixed with the patterns that have a slight grundge, gives a soft vintage look to this entire collection. The collection is also divided into four smaller categories (Beauty, Mother, Brothers, Outdoor) which all can be mixed and matched.

It was hard to choose what papers to start with, but Mama’s Curtain paper spoke loud and clear as part of the foundation of this layout. The reverse side to this paper is a dark brown and since I wanted to use the pattern side, I chose a similar dark brown from my Prism cardstock. Before adhering I wanted to emphasize the vintage feel by distressing the edge of the Mama’s Curtain paper with some dark brown ink. Stripes and boys just seem to naturally go together and that is why I knew I would have to use the Playground Stripes paper as accents on this layout. I also used the reverse side of this paper as a background for my pictures. I used a few of the die cuts as embellishments and used the large die cut as my title. I inked the edges of the cream colored tags in the bottom right corner as a final touch for my layout.

Title: The Things That Brothers Do
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye 29th Street collection)
Die Cuts (My Mind’s Eye 29th Street collection)
Ink (Ranger)
Threading Waters Punch (Fiskers)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

My Mind’s Eye papers and embellishments are so addicting to use that I usually cannot stop with just one project. In this case, I chose to make a quick card which is simple to do when you have so many beautiful coordinating patterns and die cuts to choose from. This card is from a group called Beauty. I used the Summer Dress paper for my entire card layout. The soft pattern of blue/teals and greens backed with the distressed blue made for a perfect card combination. After cutting the scalloped circle from the pattern, I embossed it and highlighted the embossing with some darker blue ink. I then placed a ribbon around the flower die cut and adhered it to the scalloped circle. I added some shimmer to the center of the flower along with a button and the only thing left was to stamp my message along the bottom.

Title: Caring Thoughts card
Products used: Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye 29th Street collection)
Die Cut (My Mind’s Eye 29th Street collection)
Ink (Ranger)
Iced Stickles (Ranger)
Stamp (Inque Boutique)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)
Button & Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

If you want your pages to look like you spent hours on them, but don’t have the time, then I would suggest My Mind’s Eye for your next scrapbooking purchase. This company continues to give the consumer quality products that make it easy to complete pages in a matter of minutes and that is always a plus.

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