Category Archives: My Mind's Eye

Last week of summer…

Time just keeps rolling along!  I find it hard to believe the kiddos start a new school year next week!  With 90 degree temps, it hardly feels like school should be in session!  Over the weekend I made a few cards to celebrate summer.  Three just because I had never used the set and one for a little girl’s 2nd birthday.

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I’m building up my Copic supply and starting to really “learn” how these babies work!  So much to learn though!  This stamp is one I have had for a loooong time, but never inked up!  The set is Vacation from Stampabilities.

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The fist two cards use Amuse note cards and the stamp set I mentioned above.  The third card has stamps from Stampin Up (Year Round Fun II), Hero Arts (Layering Circles and Rain Drop Background), Impression Obsession (sentiment) and the Stampabilities Stamp Set.  The patterned paper is Amuse.  And of course Copics!

This last card was made for a little one celebrating her 2nd birthday with a popsicle theme.  She had an ice cream truck come to the party and the children went crazy!  I must admit I indulged too!  Nothing like an ice cold “bomb pop” on a hot Saturday afternoon!

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The paper is My Mind’s Eye (yes I know…I use that paper ALL the time, but I love it!) and the image is from My Cute Stamps “Sweet Kawaii“.  The set has such adorable images!

I have been working on some note cards that my Mom asked me to make for her girlfriends.  So excited to be able share them with you when they are complete!

Enjoy your day!

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KWerner Color Inspiration # 56

Trying to get this in before the deadline!

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 Here is my card:

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Paper: Amuse, PTI  and My Mind’s Eye

Stamps: My Cute Stamps

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Thanks for looking!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #26

Nothing like the last minute!

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I used the Gelly Roll pen to and all the sparkle!  Love this set (eek! A Monster!) from My Cute Stamps!  The Amuse Tiny Gift and Tiny Hat worked perfectly on the tiny monster!

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Paper: My Mind’s Eye

Ribbon: PTI

Stamps: My Cute Stamps and Amuse

Ugh!  Hate that I had to take this at night!  Time to think about getting a photo tent!!  edit: I retook the photo and the colors look so much better!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great weekend!

if you are doing one…do a few!

When I first started to make cards, I would pull out all of the supplies and only make one card.  Well after being inspired by Michelle Wooderson, who always makes multiple cards when she has her supplies out, I have started to make more cards each time I sit down to stamp.  This time I made a few more cards with the Stampin’ Up Loads of Love set when I was making my card for Kristina’s Color Challenge.  Loads of Love was the very first set that I ordered from Stampin’ Up.  I just fell in LOVE with that little truck and all the goodies that came with the Accessory Set!!  I have made Valentine’s for both of my children using this set.  Just change the driver and the color of the truck and *bam* boy or girl!  So any how, these were the cards I put together, and yes a Christmas card already!!!  I did not add any sentiments to the inside.  So now they are ready when a need a card!  Gotta love that!

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So there they all are.  It was fun mixing it up on each card.  Which one is your favorite?

Supplies:

All note cards are Amuse

Stamps: SU!

Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Yes I know I use this alot!!!)

Ribbon: pink, Amuse; green gingham, American Craft; orange gingham, Paper Studio; orange satin, Offray; red gingham, Bazzill Basics.

Colored using Copics.

Thanks for checking in!  

Michelle

Teacher Gift Ideas

It is that time of the year….the school year that is!  Time to create some thoughtful teachers gifts.  I always like to have a gift card (Barns and Noble is always a hit) with something that is hand made.  One of my favorite gifts is a note pad.  You have probably seen these all over blog land.  I first saw them on this post from Nancy Riley and have loved making them ever since.  But this year I thought it would be really nice to add a pen.  I have one of these pads myself and always need a pen.  So this time I added one.  I purchased chip board 12×12 sheets from Michael’s and cut them to the same size as the note pads.  Close to the top of the pad I stapled a piece of ribbon to the back of the stiff back of the original paper pad.  Then I sniped into the trimmed piece of new chip board at the place where the ribbon was the same size as the stapled piece of ribbon.  I hope I have not lost you.  Next time in the process, I will take photos.  I did have to add just a bit more to the spine of the note pad cover to accommodate the thicker notepad back.  I used a Pentel R.S.V.P pen with this set.  They are easy to add the paper into the barrel to match the note pad.

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I was pleased with the way they turned out.  I hope to get some more informative photos up.  I’m sure my instructions are wacky!

I used My Minds Eye Paper and Papertrey Ink stamps for this project.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and good luck getting all of those teacher’s gifts done!!

Hellllooooo……..

Been a while since I have posted.  This time of year just seems to get soooo busy.  I have been creating, just not getting it on this blog!  I’ve got my Easter card to share.  Completed them on our trip to Charleston.

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That’s what I have for now.  I’m working on teacher’s gifts and graduation cards now.  Have a wonderful day!